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The Man Oswald First
Tried to Kill Before JFK

Daily Beast, by Bill Minutaglio & Steven L. Davis

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/4/2013 5:24:58 AM

Months before Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this November, he tried to kill someone else: General Edwin Walker, an ultra-right winger who was arrested for sedition on Kennedy’s orders. In an excerpt from their new book, Dallas 1963, the story of Walker’s anti-civil rights tour through the south and Oswald’s personal collapse that led to their almost fatal encounter.On February 27, General Walker boards a specially equipped tour bus owned by his close friend, the anti-communist televangelist Billy James Hargis. The two men are departing on a speaking tour to twenty-nine cities, mostly in the South:

Comments:
Awkward headline, but interesting bit of history.

First paragraph inserted by Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/4/2013 7:05:34 AM     (No. 9549509)

I´m no expert on posting, but this entry breaks every rule in the book except the one for breaking up a headline.

The actual first paragraph wasn´t given. Here´s an extra question mark for you. ?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DaddyO, 10/4/2013 7:10:42 AM     (No. 9549519)

When an article appears about JFK and Oswald in any left wing publication, the author should always acknowledge that ´everyone knows Oswald really didn´t kill Kennedy´.. to do otherwise enrages the commenters.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 10/4/2013 7:34:20 AM     (No. 9549565)

#1, the "actual first paragraph" you reference is a teaser lead-in, not the first paragraph of the story.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Historybuff, 10/4/2013 7:49:06 AM     (No. 9549586)

Oswald jammed an awful lot into his 24 years of life.

Of course today he would still be a child under Obamacare!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/4/2013 9:04:01 AM     (No. 9549696)

"...a hundred thousand paid followers..."

That´s not how it works.

I have no data or evidence but I can feel the anti-Christian sentiment here.

(and I´m agnostic.)

BTW---- The anti-communists fanatics of my youth eg-John Birch Society, etc. were right.
Joe McCarthy as well.

Too bad they were made unfashionable.

We´re paying for it now.

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