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maui9002 Donating Member (342 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 08:37 AM
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51. An alternative viewpoint
Regarding both the King and JFK assassinations, I suggest to anyone who's interested that they read Gerald Posner's books "Killing the Dream" and "Case Closed". I admit I haven't read much about the King assassination conspiracy theories, but I had read a number of the books exploring the JFK assassination conspiracy theory (and watched Oliver Stone's movie) and personally I found Posner's book much more convincing. Posner even challenges the "evidence" others use to support the respective conspiracy theories in a way that I found compelling--there are always questions raised and unexplained factual scenarios in connection with an assassination, but these factors do not by themselves prove that a conspiracy was involved. I just find the evidence for Oswald and Ray acting alone, primarily because they were both misguided individuals who acted out their own twisted view of the world, far outweighs the evidence (mostly questions raised for which they are no ready answers) put forth by those who argue conspiracy. In any event, not trying to be controversial, and I'm aware that Posner's books have been critiqued by many (many of whom make a living on selling materials about the conspiracies), but they are books that should be read by anyone who's seriously interested in the truth about these assassinations.

And last night, CNN ran a story about the MLK assassination; not sure how balanced it was, since I saw only parts of it, but at least one segment addressed the King family's doubts about Ray being the assassin.
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