Why All Witnesses Are Conspiracy Witnesses
Some of those who defend the Warren Commission’s conclusion that one man alone was responsible for the murder of President Kennedy, like Professors John McAdams and Ken Rahn, try to divide assassination witnesses into two categories – conspiracy witnesses and non-conspiracy witnesses, when actually all witnesses are conspiracy witnesses.
Because the official version of events can be proven to be wrong, and the assassination actually only happened one way, one of the conspiracy theories must be right, and include all of the known facts.
Roger Craig, Beverly Oliver, and others are always branded “conspiracy” witnesses and their veracity is tarnished, but as examples I will give you a number of so called “non-conspiracy” witnesses, and show how they actually support the conspiracy contention.
Texas School Book Depository (TSBD) superintendent Roy Truly, Dallas motorcycle policeman Marion Baker, Brenner, Eunis and Secret Service agent Clint Hill are often cited as “non-conspiracy” witnesses, when in fact their statements and testimony clearly indicate that one man alone was not responsible for the assassination.
While there are some who dispute the second floor lunchroom encounter, this is based on what those who were there have testified to, what the Warren Commission itself says occurred.
Immediately after the assassination Truly and Baker ran into the TSBD front door, proceeded to the back of he building and ascended the steps to the second floor. Truly, ahead of Baker, made a sharp left turn at the top of the second floor landing and proceeded to the steps to the third floor while Baker stopped cold in his tracks, drew his pistol and moved towards the second floor lunchroom door where he had seen the head of Lee Harvey Oswald through a two by two foot square window in the door. Opening the door and stopping Oswald from walking away from him, they were joined by Truly, who told Baker Oswald was an employee and gave him a pass, ninety seconds after the last shot was fired.
Baker later testified, at the London Mock Trial, that he saw Oswald through the window of the closed door, as the door had to be closed for him to see through it.
If Oswald was the sixth floor sniper he would have had to re-arrange the boxes by the window, dispose of the rifle and descend four flights of stairs in order to be seen by Baker in the second floor lunchroom a minute and a half after the last shots were fired.
But Oswald could not have been the sixth floor sniper if he didn’t descend those steps and go through that door, as the evidence and witnesses testimony clearly indicates.
Oswald didn’t go through that door, but entered the lunchroom through the secretary’s office, the same way he left with a coke in his hand, because if he had Roy Truly, who was a few seconds ahead of Baker, would have seen him, and he didn’t.
While those Warren Commission apologists like the late Gary Mack and Dave Perry often try to “prove” Oswald could have committed the crime, dispose of the rife and descend the steps in less than ninety seconds, they ignore the more pertinent facts, like Truly would have seen him if he had gone through that door just before Baker saw him, and he didn’t, and four people on the steps and landings would have seen him descend the steps, and didn’t.
Baker and Truly, who worked for TSBD owner D. H. Byrd, are often presented as “non-conspiracy” witnesses when their testimony actually exonerate Oswald as being the sixth floor gunman. And after giving Oswald a bye less than two minutes after the shootings, Truly suspiciously called attention to Oswald by placing him on the top of a list of missing employees shortly thereafter, when he gave the list to Police Captain George Lumpkin, who gave only Oswald’s name to homicide Captain Fritz as he was examining the recently found rifle on the sixth floor. As Lumpkin, a US Army Reserve intelligence officer, drove the pilot car in the motorcade, responsible for observing any possible trouble, and pulled to the side of the road at Houston and Elm to tell the traffic policeman there - and the sixth floor sniper fifty feet above him, that the motorcade was only minutes away.
It is not Oswald who we should be suspicious of, but Roy Truly, his boss D. H. Byrd, and Captain Lumpkin.
Then there’s Howard Brennan, the hard had worker who was one of only two witnesses to actually see the sixth floor sniper fire the rifle, though he said the sniper was standing when he had to be kneeling as he fired. Brennan also told the police that he would recognize the shooter if he ever saw him again, and then failed to notice Oswald as he left the building and passed him as he stood at the bottom of the steps, leaning against a parked police car, when he did notice the black guys who were in the fifth floor window, and pointed them out to the police.
The only other witness who actually saw a man in the window shoot a gun was Amos Euins, whose short but telling Warren Commission testimony revealed the fact that the man Euins saw had a very distinguishing “bald spot” on the top of his head that he saw as the man aimed the rifle and fired. That bald spot, to forensic investigators, is like a tattoo, and one not shared by Oswald.
Both Brennan and Eunis described the shooter as wearing light clothes and a white shirt, when Oswald wore brown.
So the two most prominent “non-conspiracy” witnesses in the TSBD, and the only two actual witnesses to a man shooting a rifle, all provide clear and convincing evidence that Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of being the lone assassin, was not the sixth floor sniper, did not descend the steps, did not go through the door that Baker saw him behind, and did not kill the President, alone or otherwise.
Another “non-conspiracy” witness – Secret Service Clint Hill, said that he observed the President being shot in the head, and he observed a large – grapefruit sized wound in the back of the President’s head three times – in the car, as he helped remove the president from the car, and after the autopsy. Such a large, softball sized hole in the back of the head was not an entrance wound but clearly a large, blown out exit wound, a wound that could not have been inflicted by a gunman on the sixth floor of the TSBD.
And one of the most cited "non-conspiracy" witnesses, Oswald's brother Robert, is often said to believe his brother killed the president, as it is noted in the trailer at the end of the movie Parkland, Robert wrote a book "Lee" in which the former USMC marksman clearly states that "If Lee did not practice with that rifle in the days and weeks before the assassination he DID NOT take the shots that killed the president and wounded Governor Connally." And Robert wondered why the Warren Commission concluded the rifle was kept in a blanket in the Paine garage until the day of the murder and did not accept the witnesses who said Oswald practiced with the rifle - (because the real Oswald was elsewhere).
While these critical witnesses – Truly, Baker, Brennan, Enus, Hill and Robert Oswald have all been described and classified as “non-conspiracy” witnesses, their statements and testimony provides clear and convincing evidence that one man alone was not responsible for the assassination, especially if that person is Lee Harvey Oswald.