What was the conclusion of the warren commission about lee Harveys oswalds role in the jfk assassination?
Its 888-page final report was presented to President Johnson on September 24, 1964, and made public three days later. It concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of Kennedy and the wounding of Texas Governor John Connally, and that Jack Ruby acted alone in the murder of Oswald. The Commission's findings have since proven controversial and been both challenged and supported by later studies.
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Answer 1 In the short time that Oswald lived after Kennedy's assassination, he consistantly denied shooting Kennedy, so it would not be possible that he would give a reason for doing it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_harvey_oswald#Assassination_of_JFK says: Oswald was interrogated several tim…es during his two days of detention at Dallas Police Headquarters. He denied killing President Kennedy or Officer Tippit, denied owning a rifle, said two photographs of him holding a rifle and a pistol were fakes, denied knowing anything about the forged Selective Service card with the name "Alek J. Hidell" in his wallet, denied telling his co-worker he wanted a ride to Irving to get curtain rods for his apartment, and denied he had been seen carrying a long heavy package to work the morning of the assassination. Oswald wanted to be important and historical. He didn't just keep a diary, he called it a Historic diary! He defected to the USSR, found out he was a nobody there too, made arrangements to come back and planned what to tell the media on arrival... but nobody bothered to cover the story of his return. He screwed up an assassination attempt on a general earlier the same year, and had made plans what to say if captured. Then, he did manage to become historic, the bad way. He tried to contact a leftist lawyer he'd heard of... clearly he was hoping for a big showy trial. Then the Dallas police dragged him in front of one unsearched crowd after another, until they found what they obviously wanted, a crowd with someone in it who was just as nutty. His last act on this Earth was to raise his (handcuffed) fist to his head in the well known Communist "Knuckle-Head" sign. (MORE)
He worked at the Texas School Book Depository warehouse where theshots were fired from. He was seen carrying a long thin packageinto the TSBD which he claimed were curtain rods. He was seen onthe sixth floor of the TSBD 30 minutes before the assassination. Hewas left alone there. He did none of his …assigned work for the day.A witness on the street saw the gun being fired from the sixthfloor and gave a description of the gunman which matched Oswald. Heleft the building minutes after the assassination. He was the onlyperson to leave the TSBD between the assassination and when thepolice surrounded the building. He killed a cop on the same day, infront of witnesses. And he left his gun and fingerprints at thecrime scene. He tried to shoot the arresting officers; an odd thingfor an "innocent patsy" to do! Oswald had no need for curtain rods. His rented room already hadthem, as did the house where his wife lived. And of course, nocurtain rods were found in the TSBD, although the empty packagewas. Obviously, the rifle was in the package. Did he do it? Lee Harvey Oswald did do it. He was a man who neverfit in; no matter what he tried, he always ended up alienatinghimself from the "group". The likelihood that he could cooperate orcoordinate this activity with another person or persons is veryremote. He had the training, the skill, and the means to carry itout all by himself. Most of all, after all of his failures, he hadthe motivation to make this grand gesture that ensures that hisname would always be a part of American history. (MORE)
Apparently, yes, from the Texas Schoolbook Depository. Theories that Oswald did not act alone don't really hold up to investigation. Oswald was a man who never fit in; no matter what he tried, he always ended up alienating himself from the "group". The likelihood that he could cooperate or coordi…nate this activity with another person or persons is very remote. He had the training, the skill, and the means to carry it out all by himself. Most of all, after all of his failures, he had the motivation to make this grand gesture to show the world that he had what it takes. (MORE)
He is the man charged with assassinating President John F. Kennedy in 1963. (He was never tried because he was murdered while in police custody before a trial could be held.)
He was in The Texas School Book Depository building on the 6th floor of that building. Shooting from a window that was behind the motorcade.
Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner who said he felt sorry for John F. Kennedy's widow, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
His gun, his prints on the gun (lifted while he was still alive), fibers from his shirt and a Russian blanket he owned on the gun, the fact that he was left alone on the floor from which the shots were fired, the fact he completely ignored his duties for the day in favor of making a "sniper's nest" …in case other people were on the floor, so they couldn't stop him in time. His prints on the sniper's nest area. The fact that he alone escaped the building. The fact that he changed clothes and got his pistol. The fact that he used it to kill a police officer who stopped to question him (odd thing for an innocent person to do!) and then tried to shoot the arresting officers with it. The fact that he said the wrapped package he brought to work was "curtain rods" (which he didn't need) instead of a weapon. If he wasn't planning to do harm with the Carcano, why lie about what it was? The fact that he left his wedding ring, and almost every bit of money he had left, with his wife. He knew he wouldn't be coming home. He kept about as much as you would need to take a bus to Mexico, but Dallas heated up too quick for him to make any real escape to Mexico or anywhere else. (MORE)
He'd tried other ways to get famous and they didn't work. He wanted to be famous and historical, you see.
That question is still not answered. Some think he wanted to befamous, or he was a Russian spy. We may never know the answer. Herefused to discuss his reasons before he died. It is extremelydoubtful that he was an agent of the Russians. Real spyorganizations want people who *don't* get noticed, and …Oswald didhis very best in life to get attention. Oswald was a man who never fit in; no matter what he tried, healways ended up alienating himself from the "group". The likelihoodthat he could cooperate or coordinate this activity with anotherperson or persons is very remote. He had the training, the skill(he qualified as 'sharpshooter' while serving in the US MarineCorp.), and the means to carry it out all by himself. Most of all,after all of his failures, he had the motivation to make this grandgesture that ensures that his name would always be a part ofAmerican history. (MORE)
Lee Harvey Oswald did kill John F. Kennedy when he was with his wife, Jacqueline Bouvier on the Lincoln Limousine. Lee Harvey Oswald died only 2 days after he assassinated John F. Kennedy.
I have been unable to find out what, if any church he attended as a child but as an adult Lee Harvey Oswald portrayed himself as a Marxist, and stated that "the best religion is Communism".
$13.95, I just saw it on history channel. A nice ww2 6.5mm Italian bolt action rifle I believe it was.
What was the name of the movie theater where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested following the assassination of JFK?
the Texas theater The Texas Theater is still around and still plays movies. It often shows foreign or other obscure movies (including the great horror Christmas movie Rare Exports), and anyone working there can point out where Oswald sat (however, the original seat has been removed and replaced …when the theater went under some renovations). (MORE)
Yes, Oswald was a man who never fit in; no matter what he tried, he always ended up alienating himself from the "group". The likelihood that he could cooperate or coordinate this activity with another person or persons is very remote. He had the training, the skill, and the means to carry it out all… by himself. Most of all, after all of his failures, he had the motivation to make this grand gesture to show the world that he had what it takes. (MORE)
He wanted to be famous and historical, and nothing else he had tried, including defecting to the USSR, worked. Lee Harvey Oswald had an obsession for being famous and historical. He even labeled his diary, "Historic Diary". Nothing he had tried up until then (defecting to Russia, returning, try…ing to assassinate General Walker, trying to start a Fair Play for Cuba branch with more than just him in it...), worked. Then he read in the paper that President Kennedy would be driven past his place of work... I don't think he had anything that much against the President, but being famous meant more. Oswald wanted to be famous and historical, and nothing else he had tried, worked. ------------------------------------------------------- We'll never know for absolutely certain why Oswald did it, the above is just the best we can do with our knowledge of him. Lee Harvey Oswald was assassinated himself two days later. We know that he had communist sympathies and had tried to legally renounce his US Citizenship. There are some people who suggest conspiracy theories - for example, that Oswald was part of a plot to kill the President, whether it was by the USSR, the Mafia, Cuba, Kennedy's political rivals or even his Vice President (and successor) Lyndon Johnson. Some of the wildest theories go further and say that Oswald was framed. There are all kinds of conspiracy theories but the whole truth may never be known. The most recent theory that I've heard is that Kennedy's policies did not did not please the Illuminati so they had him murdered. This would be more believable if the *real* Illuminati had not broken up in 1784! It may have been as simple as Lee Harvey Oswald was a disgruntled nut. Some honestly seem to think the most logical answer would be the fact that Mr. Kennedy would not sign off on Operation Northwoods. Operation Northwoods was a "false flag" operation which was designed by members of the United States military. Some even think, without any evidence of course, the CIA used Oswald as a Manchurian Candidate to carry out the assassination. They think the government has an unlimited and perfect capacity to keep secrets! There is no evidence that Oswald knew or cared about Operation Northwoods, and still less evidence that Oswald or anyone else has *ever* been turned into a Manchurian Candidate. The human brain is simply too complex for even the techniques that might be available today, to do it. Conspiracy theorists will say, "but they used drugs!" but somehow are never able to name them, the dosage, etc. as no such drugs are known and proven to actually exist. This is somewhat similar to how the conspiracy "theorists" claim that HAARP, an auroral research project with tours for the public, is the government's "magic wand" to do evil with... create earthquakes and tsunamis and the like. How auroras can be controlled into causing earthquakes, is never explained by them. I put the word "theorists" in quotation marks because theories have evidence. They are in fact hypothesizing, not theorizing, because hypotheses need no evidence-- they are just notions thrown out. Oswald wanted to be famous and historic, and nothing he had done prior to this, had worked. Nobody knows for sure because Oswald was murdered while in police custody and before he could be questioned extensively or come to trial. He admired Marxism and had spent time In Russia so one might suspect that he was a hired assassin but extensive investigation did not uncover any evidence that such was the case. Maybe he just wanted to get people's attention . One theory is the Cuban crisis. Another is the mob; another is Vietnam. But one thing is certain: The President of South Vietnam, Diem; and the President of the US, Kennedy; were BOTH assassinated in 1963! This is just my theory... no concrete evidence... I think Oswald shot Kennedy because of what Kennedy was planning to do with his time as President. Kennedy wanted to help black people gain the same rights as whites had. He was a communist. He was very anti- slavery and all that jazz. Apparently Lee Harvey Oswald read left-wing papers, papers which were very much anti-government. The real reason that Oswald shot Kennedy is unknown, as Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner killed him before he had the chance to speak. So the mystery of JFK will stay unknown for as long as we live... hope that 'helped' with your question. :) :D You could write a book to answer this question, but in short terms, he just wanted some respect from the Commies. I don't we will ever know for sure. Oswald was murdered while in police custody and before he could be questioned extensively or come to trial. Oswald had ties with Russia and everybody thought that maybe the Russians or Cubans or Chinese hired him and that that he was murdered to keep him from talking but a very extensive investigation by top people did not turn up any solid evidence of any conspiracy or any reason except the Oswald decided on his own to do it. Apparently, because he wanted to be famous, (he even called his diary "Historic Diary"!) and nothing else he had tried had worked. This includes defecting to the USSR and returning, going on the radio to speak in favor of Castro, trying to start a Fair Play for Cuba branch that had members other than himself, trying to assassinate General Walker... Then he read in the newspaper that JFK would be driven by his place of work... Lee Harvey Oswald was a Marxist who wanted to be famous and historical, and nothing else he had tried, including another attempted assassination, had worked. Nobody knows for sure because Oswald was murdered while in police custody and before he could be questioned extensively or come to trial. He admired Marxism and had spent time In Russia so one might suspect that he was a hired assassin but extensive investigation did not uncover any evidence that such was the case. Maybe he just wanted to get people's attention . Or he attempted to kill someone else but he missed and shot JFK.. Oswald was a man who never fit in; no matter what he tried, he always ended up alienating himself from the "group". He had the training, the skill, and the means to carry it out all by himself. Most of all, after all of his failures, he was motivated to make this grand gesture to show the world that he had power and he could succeed.. (MORE)
The Warren Report, stating that Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President Kennedy, was released in 1964.
Kennedy was killled on 22 November 1963 and Oswald was killed on 24 November 1963.
Many Official investigations indicate that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing President John F. Kennedy
Why did the Warren Commission decide that John F Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald acting on his own?
All the physical evidence (weapons, prints, bullets and fragments) were tied to Oswald and no one else. No evidence was found to support the idea that Oswald needed or had any co-conspirators. He simply appears to have wanted to be famous, and nothing else he'd ever tried, worked. Including, I might… add, a previous attempt to assassinate a celebrity (he was not tied to this until after the police found the evidence in his home after JFK's death). (MORE)
Only a few minutes, as he was the only employee who failed to show up for a roll call. His description was radioed out, which is probably why Officer Tippett pulled over to talk to him, and Oswald shot him. Then he dodged police cars by going in a theater without paying, and tried to shoot the arres…ting officers when they arrived. And yet there are those who like to pretend he was innocent and JFK died as some sort of Illuminati Reptilian Skull and Bones Trilateral Rothchilds Bilderberger Zionist Nazi Mafia CIA NWO conspiracy. (MORE)
Yes. There has never been any real doubts about it. There has never been any serious question of whether Oswald was guilty--the question was if he worked alone or was part of a conspiracy.After all these years, there has never been the slightest shred of hard evidence that he needed or had a coconsp…irator. (MORE)
It was said that Lee Harvey Oswald was the person who planned anddid the assassination.
He worked at the Texas School Book Depository warehouse where theshots were fired from. He was seen carrying a long thin packageinto the TSBD which he claimed were curtain rods. He was seen onthe sixth floor of the TSBD 30 minutes before the assassination. Awitness on the street saw the gun being fi…red from the sixth floorand gave a description of the gunman which matched Oswald. He leftthe building minutes after the assassination. He was the onlyperson to leave the TSBD between the assassination and when thepolice surrounded the building. He took off leaving behind prints, shells, his rifle, and the baghe carried it in. Every other employee in the building stayed.After a witness described him to the police, his description wasradioed out. A Dallas Police officer named J. D. Tippet pulled overto question Oswald, and Oswald shot him to death. He then hid in atheater to avoid cop cars (without paying) and when the policearrived (he'd been spotted doing it), he tried to shoot them too.Killing cops is a really bad way of saying "I'm innocent", so hedid indeed make a good suspect! (MORE)
That is was a single shooter, Lee Harvey Oswald, and that Texas Governor Connally was wounded by a Magic bullet. They also determined that Jack Ruby acted alone when he killed Oswald.
He wanted to be famous and historical, and nothing he had tried up until then had worked.
No one has ever been able to show he knew Kennedy. If he had, he probably would have bragged about it at work and to his wife. So, apparently not.
Police found Oswald "on the 2nd floor buying a soda" 90 seconds after the shooting. This was more than enough time for him to get downstairs and act calm for the police. Then he went home and got his revolver. Then he murdered a policeman, sneaked into a theater without paying, to get off the str…eet with police cars looking for him. Then he tried to shoot the arresting officers (he got noticed sneaking in). (MORE)
While I know that I'm just asking for it from the conspiracy theorists out there, and while I admit that the government GROSSLY mishandled the whole affair and there may very well have been a variety of cover-ups in regards to how the whole thing went down, there is sufficient physical evidence (thr…ough modern ballistics both in simulators and real-life duplications sans murder) that we can 100% say that Oswald was the only shooter. Why he did it and who (if anyone) put him up to it can still be debated. At this time the most likely explanation is that Oswald, who had an obsession about being famous and historical, killed Kennedy just to get noticed. It worked, possibly the first thing he had ever done right. (MORE)
No. For one, he "is" not anything, except dead. He was not a religious person. True Christians do not murder. He killed two people we know of, and tried to kill two others (General Walker and an arresting officer) that we know of. I believe I remember a quote by him that Marx was who he worshi…ped, which would be setting your religious sights pretty low. Marx couldn't even see through Marxism, and is no one to worshop. (MORE)
He was arrested days later the John F. Kennedy assassination for killing a police officer(J.D. Tippit), where they started to suspect that he was the Presidential Killer, then he was arrested for it, and when the police were transferring him to jail, a night club owner called Jack Ruby mortally woun…ded him in from of live cameras. Interesting Fact: Lee Harvey Oswalds toe-tag (the ones they hang on your toe after death to identify you) was auctioned on e-Bay and was sold for 2 dollars. (MORE)
Your question has been extensively researched and debated. Best evidence is that he acted alone but many do not agree and all the facts will never be known.
The conclusion was that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and that there was no conspiracy. The whole episode is still debated with positions taken from the feasible to the ridiculous.
Because they thought he killed JFK. But an ex FBI agent told us that it couldn't have been him because the building was behind him and he was shot in the front. The FBI agent had interviewed a person a week before JFK's assassination and the person he interviewed was threatening to kill JFK. The FBI… agent also found a picture of the man he interviewed a week before standing behind JFK's car. He also proved the rifle couldn't have been the weapon that killed JFK. Because it was bolt action. How could have Lee Harvey Oswald shot 3-6 rounds that fast? Hope this helped! (MORE)
The feds didnt do any thing jack ruby shot him in the stomach with a 38 special
Oswald was never really popular with the Soviets (which was pretty much his life's goal), no matter what he did to impress them. So on the night before 11/22/63, he announced to them that he was going to take out the President of the U.S. in a final, desperate move to get noticed.
Read the Warren report. Though there are inconsistencies, as is likely in any investigation, it is fairly conclusive.
Oswald was never found guilty because he was murdered before he was brought to trial. There was substantial evidence against him, but one never knows what a good lawyer can do with a jury.
According to the gov't he did; according to most of the American population he didn't
No one new why Lee Harvey Oswaled killed Kennedy because Oswaled was shot and killed two days later by Jack ruby.
No. He did not have a criminal record. There is evidence of some illegal activities such as filing false papers and such. He renounced his US citizenship and received a less than honorable discharge from the Marines. He wife says he took a shot at a General Walker but missed.
The Warren commission findings were that Oswald acted alone in the assassination and that he was the only gunman. These findings are disputed by many conspiracy theorists, whose own theories border on the plausible to the purely fantastic.
That it was committed by Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone. This was known to be untrue at the time, and Warren was brought in as the respectable-looking front man to cover-up the truth. He greatly resented this role, but was told it was his patriotic duty.
Only he knew for certain. What is known is that his landlady saw him at the northbound bus stop outside the rooming house, but Officer J.D. Tippit encountered Oswald almost a mile southwest of the rooming house near North Patton Ave. and 10th Street. After Tippit was shot and killed, Oswald was repo…rted to have entered a shoe store, then entering the Texas Theater where he was captured. (MORE)
These rumors have circulated for decades and so far I have yet to see proof. That does not mean it isn't true, just not a proveable case as yet. It is entirely possible that Oswald was just a puppet, not a mad man like he has been portrayed.
From the 6th floor of the Texas Book Depository building, a place where he worked and was in the plaza that Kennedy rode through.
Yes. (There are still open questions about the assassination, but few doubt that Oswald shot at Kennedy and probably hit him at least once. )
Dallas police oficer J. D. Tippit (1924-1963) was shot and killed by Oswald after he fled the assassination scene. There were several witnesses to the killing, which apparently occurred after Tippit thought Oswald looked like a reported suspect in the shooting. A memorial to Tippit was dedicated 4…9 years later, in November, 2012. (MORE)
The story was Oswald was a communist sympathizer and he hated capitalism. Whether that is true or not is anyone's guess.
Lee Harvey Oswald was a man who never fit in; no matter what hetried, he always ended up alienating himself from the "group". Hehad the training, the skill, and the means to carry it out all byhimself. Most of all, after all of his failures, he had themotivation to make this grand gesture to ensure …that his name wouldalways be a part of American history. Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill John F Kennedy (JFK) , but was apatsy. The Mafia killed JFK because Bobby Kennedy was "turning up theheat" on the Mafia. Even after all the work the Mafia had done in Chicago to get JFKelected president in 1960. Mafia hit man James Files has recently admitted to firing the fatalbullet, the blew JFK's brains out towards the rear, from the infamous grassy knoll in DailyPlaza. James Files worked together with another Mafia hit man to "take thetrash out" as he put it. (MORE)
He was convenient and was used as a patsy by others is mostprevalent theory meaning he was innocent and covered up nothingsince he wasn't part of it Answer There's no convincing reason to believe Lee Harvey Oswald was partof a conspiracy to assassinate JFK. There's much convincingevidence that he… acted alone. (MORE)