Tuesday, December 21, 2010



How could Lee Harvey Oswald be on the 2nd floor just 90 seconds after the last shot & not draw further suspicion from Officer Baker who stopped him?

The question assumes Oswald was in the 6th floor corner window when shots were fired at JFK. 

 The Warren Report not only concluded that he was, but also that he had time to appear on the 2nd floor in 90 seconds.

Dallas Police Officer Marion Baker, going up the stairwell on the other side of the Depository with Superintendent Roy Truly, sees Oswald moving away through the window of a door on the 2nd floor just 90 seconds after the last shot.  

Could Oswald have made it there in just a minute and a half? 

If Oswald did, he would have had to go the length of the 6th floor to reach the stairwell.  

He also would need time to stash a rifle behind boxes near the stairwell.  

He, then, would go down 4 flights of stairs & through the door to be seen by Baker.

               Warren Commission Exhibit 

Oswald bought a soft drink from a vending machine in the 2nd floor lunch room.*  

*The soft drink was not mentioned in the actual report.

Baker was an experienced, trained officer.  He asked Truly if he knew "this man."  Truly said: "Yes, he works here!"  

Baker immediately turned away & continued up the stairs. 

During questioning after his capture, Oswald said he was on the 2nd floor during the assassination.

It is very unlikely that Oswald could have gone from the 6th floor corner window to the 2nd floor in 90 seconds without showing some signs to arouse Baker's suspicion other than "moving away from the door".


  1. I agree!

  2. I am an attorney. I place great stock in what people say and do the very first time they are questioned about something. Everything after that can be suspect.

    When first arrested, Oswald basically freaked out, and even attempted to shoot one of the arresting officers, making exclamations which suggested that he felt he was in big trouble.

    This is not consistent with someone who didn't know what was going on.

    Prior to that he had ducked into a store window to avoid being seen.

    Prior to that he had been wandering the neighborhood, seemingly without purpose, and may, or may not, have shot Officer Tippet.

    Before that he had gone home to retrieve his gun. He had asked to be let off by the cab several blocks past his rooming house presuably so he could check out the area to see if it was being staked out.

    He did not take his pistol to work that day which one would expect him to have done if he was planning on shooting the President.

    He was very calm when confronted on the second floor lunch area 90 seconds after the shooting, even though he had a police officer pointing a gun at him;

    Thereafter he got a coke and told a reporter how to find a telephone.

    Around that time he was informed by a secretary that the President had been shot.

    This seems to have changed his demeanor from calm to frightened.

    I deduce from the above that Oswald did not know the President had been shot and once he found out he put things together and realized that he had been set up.

    At that point he decided to leave, go home, get his gun, and then wandered around trying to decide what to do next.

    He may or may not have shot Tippet as the witness descriptions are conflicting and later line ups were suggestive.

    In any event, by the time he was confronted in the theater he was in a state of panic, much different from his demeanor while still at the TSBD.

    This suggests to me that he was not involved in the assassination but did know something about it, and started to panic figuring that he was about to be framed, which turned out to be correct.

    He probably became increasingly agitated, as I think would be the case with anyone, so by the time he was arrested, he was in a full blown panic and acted accordingly.

    I don't see any other way to explain it.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Sir. Your background as an attorney certainly should weigh heavily on the validity of your conclusions. I don't see any other way to explain it either!

  3. Yes, this whole thing doesn't add up.

    First of all, if you are going to start trying to assassinate people, why buy a gun in a manner that can be traced to you when you can just get one from your friendly local hardware man and pay cash anonymously?

    Why then bring that gun to your job, while carrying a card that links you to the purchase?

    If your plan is to escape, how are you planning on doing that when you don't drive a car and have no money?

    If your idea is to set up an alibi, why take the time to stash the rifle, as they are going to find it anyway and be able to link it to you?

    If you plan on fessing up, why not just stay there in the sniper's nest?

    If you want to commit suicide by police, why not just bring your pistol to work along with the rifle?

    Why do you suddenly develop a burning desire to try to escape after lounging around leisurely for a bit on the second floor?

    Why aren't you watching the motorcade in the first place as someone with an intense interest in politics?

    The whole thing does not add up. Either Oswald had a split personality and was switching back and forth, or he was given an assignment without knowledge of the larger plot and then, when he learned the President had been shot, he figured out he was being set up and did his best to try to escape the immediate situation.

    Oh yea, and if you shoot a cop, why are you emptying your cartridges from a pistol at the scene, and if you can get from your rooming house to the location where that occurred in ten minutes, why does it take you another half hour to walk a couple of blocks to the movie theater?

    Is there any proof that Oswald actually retrieved a gun from his room or could it have been given to him by someone else during the 45 minutes he spent wandering around or at the theater itself?

    Once you find the Truth, all of the discrepant facts should fall into place.

    What theory harmonizes all of the undisputed facts?

    Once you have that, you will know what happened.

  4. In reference to Oswald's lack of interest in watching the motorcade, isn't it coincidental that despite Jack Ruby's supposed admiration of JFK, he wasn't interested in watching the motorcade either. More important that he place his nightclub ad at the Dallas Morning News rather than be out on the street waving to JFK & Jackie!