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An excellent book,
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This review is from: Plausible Denial: Was the CIA Involved in the Assassination of JFK? (Paperback)
Read this book. What I like about the book is the tone - Mark Lane is very confident that there was a conspiracy, and he is very self assured, even when he is wrong, which he has been on some occasions. There is a video on the web where Mark Lane is pointing to photos of the bullets in the 'sniper's nest' that are all lined up in a row, with Sheriff Craig saying that this was evidence of a coverup, because he had been told that nothing was touched before he arrived. Well, the Warren Commission (which Lane should have read by that point) shows the original photos of the bullets randomly scattered about the room - there was no coverup on THIS ISSUE, and Lane looked a bit silly.
That said, Mark Lane punches so many holes in the Warren Report and the official line of the government (Oswald did it alone), that this book is a must read. When have you ever heard about the Liberty Lobby lawsuit? Nowhere but this book. We hear about Garrison's failed prosecution, but we neve hear about Mark Lane's successful defense of a defamation lawsuit, the only time other than Garrison's prosecution of Clay Shaw that witnesses testified under oath and were subject to cross-examination. Why? No big publisher wanted to give Lane a place to speak the truth. Bugliosi writes some half-baked tripe and the MSM trumpets it, yet no on reads it because it is incomprehensible and tome-length. Lane writes a flowing, succinct, and, yeah, FUN book that isn't all that long and NO big publisher wants it. The irony is that I got my book for $2 from some charity book sale. Best buy I have made in awhile.
I promise that if you read this book, listen to what he's saying (ignore his ego trip - he's been fighting on the JFK case since the beginning - he's earned it), and you will never see things the same way again. Had Mark Lane NOT stepped in to defend Liberty Lobby (an obscure, right-wing nutty group at the time oddly the precursor to the American Spctator, the rag that hounded Bill Clinton), the verdict would have been the same as the first time (this was a retrial after reversal on appeal) and the lying scumbag E. Howard Hunt, of Nixon Watergate infamy, would have had a big payoff and had his sundered reputation repaired a little. Mark Lane did us all a service here. This book is a piece of history, as far as I am concerned.