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1964: The Warren Report on Pres Kennedy’s assassination

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On this day in 1964, President Johnson received The Warren Report on the assassination of Pres Kennedy:

“Since the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was killed by a man named Jack Ruby almost immediately after murdering Kennedy, Oswald’s motive for assassinating the president remained unknown. Seven days after the assassination, Johnson appointed the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy to investigate Kennedy’s death.

The commission was led by Chief Justice Earl Warren and became known as the Warren Commission.

It concluded that Oswald had acted alone and that the Secret Service had made poor preparations for JFK’s visit to Dallas and had failed to sufficiently protect him.”

It was an extraordinary report for two reasons:

1) no US president had been assassinated for over 60 years, or Pres McKinley in 1901; and,

2) the alleged killer was dead too, i.e. Lee Harvey Oswald was killed two days later.

Over the last 50 years, there have been serious challenges to the Report and not serious ones, such as Oliver Stone’s JFK movie from 1991.   Overall, the Report stands 50 years later.

P.S. Future Pres. Ford is in this picture.  He is behind Chief Justice Warren.

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September 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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September 24, 2014 at 11:00 am

Why wouldn’t ISIS try to come in through a porous border?

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Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Texas Democrat, said this:

“There’s a longstanding history in this country of projecting whatever fears we have onto the border,” said Representative Beto O’Rourke, Democrat of Texas, who represents El Paso and other areas near the border. “In the absence of understanding the border, they insert their fears. Before it was Iran and Al Qaeda. Now it’s ISIS. They just reach the conclusion that invasion is imminent, and it never is.”

Are you kidding me?  Are we supposed to capture an ISIS memo ordering its “troops” to cross the border?

ISIS will try to cross the U.S.-Mexico border for several reasons:

1) They are terrorists.  This is what terrorists do.  They look for windows of vulnerability and use them.  Can you say 9-11?  Benghazi?

2) The border is not protected.  There are significant holes that a terrorist organization will see and exploit.  Furthermore, there are cartels on the border, and let’s not discount a union of these two groups.

3) They are desperately trying to terrorize the American people.  They want another attack on the U.S. mainland.

I’m not saying that the U.S.-Mexico border is our only window of vulnerability.  I am also very concerned about U.S. facilities, especially U.S. companies that are not normally protected like embassies or military bases.  There are U.S. companies with plants and facilities all over the world.

The bottom line is that no one knows where ISIS will strike next.  However, discounting the U.S.-Mexico border is irresponsible, especially from a member of Congress.

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September 24, 2014 at 6:30 am