JFK Special 5: Oswald Was In Doorway After All!
by Ralph Cinque (with Jim Fetzer)
While it may be difficult to believe, the Arrest Report on Lee Harvey Oswald on 22 November 1963 states that “This man shot and killed President John F. Kennedy and Police Officer J. D. Tippit. He also shot and wounded Governor John Connally”. The shooting took place at 12:30 PM/CT and the Arrest Report is time 1:40 PM/CT. I was anchored out about the LPH Iwo Jima in Kaohsiung Harbor, Formosa (now Taiwan) when the Officer of the Deck awakened me at 3:30 AM to tell me that the President had been shot and, an hour later, awakened me again to tell me that they had caught the guy who did it and that he was a communist.
I had thought then “That was pretty fast work!” But considering that no investigation to speak of had as yet taken place, it was not only “pretty fast work” but, upon reflection, would only have been possible if they had already known who had done it:
Indeed, the evidence exonerating the alleged assassin is extensive and compelling, including that Lee was observed in and around the 2nd floor lunch room at 11:50 AM, Noon, 12:15 PM and as late as 12:25 PM by Carolyn Arnold, where would be confronted by Motorcycle Officer Marrion Baker within 90 seconds of the shooting. Baker held him in his sights until Roy Truly, Lee’s supervisor in the TSBD, came over to assure him that this man was an employee who belonged there. Both stated in their hand-written reports, which appear in The Warren Report (1964), that he was not winded, not out of breath, not perspiring or agitated–although, Truly added, he did appear to be a bit startled as anyone would be who suddenly found themselves confronting a police officer with a drawn revolver pointed at this chest. Think about what we were supposed to swallow, hook, line, and sinker:
Plus we have multiple reports of women who were on the staircase at the time that Lee was ostensibly rushing down to the lunchroom–and for what purpose? to drink a coke?–that they did not see him, no doubt for the obvious reason that he was not there. What more reasonable action could he have taken than, having finished his lunch, when everyone else was out watching the President of the United States pass by with his glamorous wife, than to step out to watch as they passed by, just as he told Will Fritz during his interrogation, that he was “out with Billy Shelley in front”.
As though that were not enough, he would subsequently pass his nitrate test, which found traces of nitrates on his hands but not on his face or cheeks, which was doubly-exculpatory: had he fired a rifle or a carbine, there would have been nitrates on his face or cheeks, which could have been washed off, except that he still had traced on his hands, which was innocuous, because he worked in a school book depository, where books are printed in ink, which contains nitrates. So he had not even fired a rifle or a carbine.
The problem confronting the perps, however, was that Lee had stepped out into the doorway to watch the motorcade pass by, which had to be eradicated from the photographic record at all costs, lest the entire charade of painting him as the assassin be blown out of the water from the beginning. So the photo team applied all of its talents to reorganizing the figures in the Altgens6 in order to make sure that no one would be able to ascertain that Lee Oswald had been in the doorway, after all, by creating an ambiguity between him and his co-worker, Billy Lovelady, to whom he bore a certain resemblance, and then by employing a second man, a Lovelady impostor, to reinforce the false belief that Doorman had been wearing a checkered long sleeved shirt, even though Billy himself would explain to the FBI that he had actually been wearing a short-sleeved, red-and- white vertically stripped shirt that bore no resemblance at all to the shirt worn by Doorman:
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