3 Questions Regarding the Alleged Crime of Lee Harvey Oswald

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The assassination of John F. Kennedy remains one of the most significant and controversial events in American history. While Lee Harvey Oswald was quickly—wrongfully—identified as the lone gunman, a motive, or lack thereof, continues to elude us to this day.

Johnny Cairns does a decent job of asking all the right questions regarding Oswald’s motive and modus operandi in his article.

  1. What Could Have Driven Lee Harvey Oswald?

The question of Lee Harvey Oswald's motive for allegedly assassinating the President has remained a puzzle for over six decades.

The Warren Commission acknowledged the difficulty in definitively determining Oswald's motives. They entertained various theories, such as:

  • The notion that Oswald had a deep-seated resentment of authority.
  • An inability to form meaningful relationships.
  • A desire to secure a place in history.

However, these theories lack substantial evidence to firmly establish a motive.

  1. Why Did Oswald Choose Elm Over Houston for the Assassination?

Why did Oswald opt to take the shot at President Kennedy on Elm Street, a location with a more challenging and obstructed view, instead of maximizing his chances by targeting the President as he approached the Texas School Book Depository from Houston Street, which offered an unobstructed view?

The shot from Houston Street appears to be ideal for a lone assassin. This puzzling decision continues to baffle investigators and theorists, adding another layer of complexity to the Kennedy assassination narrative.

A View from Elm Street Showing a Tree Obstructing the Visual Field

  1. Why Use Only Four Bullets?

One of the most intriguing aspects of Lee Harvey Oswald's alleged crime is his ‘choice’ to attempt the assassination with just four bullets. This decision is particularly puzzling when we consider that the Carcano rifle he used had an ammunition clip capable of holding up to six bullets. With one already in the chamber, it could have provided seven shots in total.

The question that naturally arises is, how did Oswald decide that such a limited amount of ammunition would be sufficient for a successful assassination and his subsequent 'escape?’ This particular aspect of Oswald's plan adds another layer of complexity and doubt to the overall narrative of the Kennedy assassination.

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Questions surrounding Oswald’s motive remain at the heart of the Kennedy assassination mystery. While some believe Oswald acted alone or at all due to personal or political motivations, the shadow of conspiracy still lingers.

On the bright side, we’ve never been closer to finding the truth behind JFK assassination and discovering who had a stake in framing Oswald. Support our initiative for the full disclosure of the JFK documents, and check back in for more insights.

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