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With Malace is not complete nor comprehensive account.
on 13 November 1998
While Dale Myers' explores a neglected aspect of the assassination of President Kennedy, his investigation stops short on a number of lines of inquiry that are extremely significant, and so he fails in his task of exposing the total truth. Like CBS, the HSCA, and the FBI before him, Myers traces the license plate of the car seen with Oswald driving near the scene of Tippit's murder to Tippit's best friend Carl Mather. He doesn't tell the reader that Mather's alibi was that at the time of the assassination and murder of Tippit he was at work at Collins Radio. Nor does he convey, and he must have known, that Collins was actively engaged in anti-Castro Cuban activities through its ownership of the ship Rex, which on Nov. 1, 1963 deposited a team of assassins in Cuba. "This is one story that may never have survived had the license number T.F. White supplied not been linked to Tippit through Mathers. The resulting investigation clearly shows that the Mathers were not involved,and that White was less than sure of the information he was supplying than the investigators had been led to believe. Perhaps, that explains White's reluctance to come forward." (With Malace p. 333) Wes Wise, the reporter who obtained the license number from White, in no uncertain terms (HSCA Reports - "The Wise Allegation"), said that he had to use all the powers of persuasion at his disposal because White was afraid and not because he was unsure of his facts. Everyone who has gone down this road before has stopped at Carl Mather's front door and not gone the Collins Radio Route, which I believe is the codex of the Rosetta Stone that helps solve the mystery. Myers has left it for others to investigate that line of inquiry, so his work is not totally comprehensive. His attitude of attacking "critics" is annoying as well, as like Posner, he comes across like he's setting the record straight, but still comes up short with Carl Mather and other points, ie. - Igor Vaganov and the mystery of the wallet found at the Tippit murder scene. Well written, well documented, good graphics, but still short of the total truth. For more on Collins Radio, see my COPA abstract: THE COLLINS RADIO CONNECTIONS to the Assassination of President Kennedy (1994). The best book on the assassination of President Kennedy has yet to be written - the one that solves the case. Bill Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org