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View Diary: Five Lingering Unsolved Mysteries From the JFK Assassination (66 comments)

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  •  Was the replacement of the Secret service (0+ / 0-)

    detail that would have gone to Dallas that day with a different one ever explained? Why it was done (if in fact this is true), who made the decision, who else knew details about this and are any of them still alive? Do not have links about this but ever since I heard this claim I did wonder....

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 10:07:56 AM PST

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    •  Not concerned (0+ / 0-)

      I don't think the entire detail was different.  A number of agents might have been swapped out and in just due to scheduling and logistics, but that doesn't sound like anything unusual.  Clint Hill - the only agent to react with speed to the shooting (he's the one seen running to and climbing into the presidential limousine) - was well-known to JFK and the First Lady but his quick action was not necessarily because the other agents were sandbagging; it may well have been that of the few agents who were standing on running boards, he simply may have been the first one to correctly integrate what he was hearing and seeing by virtue of looking at the right places at the right times.

      The way I look at it, no "agent swap" conspiracy was necessary or sufficient for the assassination to succeed.

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