During our travels I am reading Joseph McBride’s self-published Into the Nightmare, an account of his lifetime pursuit of truth surrounding the murder of John F. Kennedy. We have some things in common – Catholic education, youthful naïveté, and yet an inability to accept the contradictions in our face even back in the 1960’s. But at this point I am merely looking to see if anything new has been uncovered. McBride has interviewed people heretofore not located or ignored, and has some surprising findings.
In addition, McBride has made me aware of yet another miracle.
Miracles are not unusual during important events. On 9/11 laws of physics were suspended, allowing aluminum aircraft to disappear unhindered into steel buildings. And of course we know that on 11/22/63 laws of motion regarding behavior of bullets were put on hold. Also on that day a German Mauser 7.65 rifle magically transformed into a 6.5 Mannlicher Carcano, a water-into-wine event often overlooked in our worship of official truth.
McBride has made me aware of yet another miracle back in 1963. His research focuses on the murder of officer JD Tippit. It is evident that event is a Rosetta Stone of sorts. Tippit, by indications and appearances, was involved in a manhunt, but not the official one. Rather, he was part of a team that was to hunt down and kill Lee Harvey Oswald. This was in motion even before the police knew to look for him, as Oswald (officially) did not come to police attention until he was (wrongly) suspected to be the man who murdered the “poor dumb cop*,” Tippit.
The plan was to murder the president, have a manhunt, murder Oswald, have closure. But Oswald escaped the manhunt and made his way to a hastily arranged meeting at a movie theater, only then to be swarmed by police (who apparently were tipped off about the meeting). For reasons I do not understand, he was not murdered at the theater. (A minor miracle, I suppose, Oswald appears in transformed state, perhaps an apparition: Two Oswald’s were seen leaving the theater that day, one through the front door, one out the alley exit. Maybe that has something to do with it. Was Oswald meeting with his doppelgänger?)
But another miracle was in the works, and we would all witness it. It is this: Lee Harvey Oswald managed to survive for two more days while in custody of the Dallas Police (!) before being murdered in an obviously prearranged encounter with Jack Ruby.
Praised be Allah. Hal’lúkah. The Lord be with us, watch over all of us, forgive us our sins. Our God operates in mysterious ways.
*According to one eyewitness to the shooting, those words were uttered by the shooter as he left the scene.
PS: Joseph McBride is far more thorough than me, and meticulous too. My own impressions recorded above are not subject to such scrutiny as his by his peers, and so have a ring of certainty about them that is unwarranted. In truth, I am only certain that the official version of the incident is utterly without merit. Here’s McBride, page 457:
The best that we can come up with at this point late point is eliminating certain suspects and theories, and evaluating various other theories about how the murder might have taken place. Though that will stop short of certainty, it allows us a somewhat clearer picture of the Tippit murder, a key event that has remained obscure for too long. The list of problems preventing a solution is lengthy: failure to collect sufficient evidence at the scene; lost evidence; planted evidence and perhaps planted “witnesses”; failure to interview actual witnesses; intimidation and even murder of witnesses; systematic suppression of information by the police and the U.S. government; and perhaps the most offensive, a seeming official indifference to the importance of this aspect of the [JFK] case and the slain officer himself.