LIES ABOUT THE JAMES FILES CONFESSION
(Exactly as it appears on Bob Vernon's site, at http://homes.acmecity.com/music/keyboards/688/URI.htm )
A Rhode Island college teacher, Ken Rahn, says: "It is easy to show that James Files is lying by noting multiple violations of the physical evidence. Here are the most important of the violations."
Rahn has then posted, on the college web site, the most blatant lies and misrepresentations imaginable and we are hereby responding to his falsehoods by providing readers and his students with the truth. We have worked too hard and come too many miles with honorable people from all walks of life to have our evidence and facts distorted and twisted by dishonorable people who may or may not have hidden agendas or, quite simply, may just be jealous of the accomplishments we have made.
While we are appalled that a college teacher would resort to such unethical tactics, we demand that the integrity of our investigation be upheld and that the facts and evidence uncovered not be distorted in any manner. That is the reason for this document.
NOW, LET'S SEE WHO THE LIAR IS! (Rahn's falsehoods are in black - the truth is in blue)
He fired the XP-100 from behind the picket fence on the knoll and hit JFK in the right temple, just behind his right eye. [There are several reasons why Kennedy was not hit by a frontal right shot, including the pattern of backward movement, lack of damage to the left side of the brain, lack of an exit wound on the right, an entrance wound in only the rear, and a patter of fragments in the brain connecting an entrance wound in the right rear to an exit wound in the right center.]
Response: All speculation of this nature will never be conclusive until JFK's body is exhumed and examined by impartial forensic pathologists of which Ken Rahn is clearly not qualified. There is much evidence of a frontal shot. The embalmer's testimony alone backs this up and the embalmer's testimony is posted for all to see on our web site.
That shot blew out 60% of his brain via the lower left rear of his head. [The left side of Kennedy's head and brain were undamaged.]
Response: This means Ken Rahn has JFK's brain and can display it to prove his point. Where is it Rahn? Let's see it. It's been missing for three decades.
He watched the whole thing happening through the scope on the XP-100. [The XP-100 has such recoil that it flies upward after each shot, making it impossible to continue looking through the scope.]
Response: The XP-100 has a very powerful scope and in the hands of a trained assassin, such as Files, there is no evidence to support Rahn's hearsay based theory. We even fired the weapon with its INVENTOR and the man firing was on crutches and HE had NO TROUBLE peering through the scope for a rapid succession of shots.
He watched JFK's body lurch twice from body shots before he or Nicoletti fired into his head. [Kennedy lurched only after the head shot. Bullets do not contain enough momentum to lurch a body.]
Response: Gee that's funny, I saw the Z-film and the body lurched forward when JFK grabbed his throat. Guess Rahn didn't see it.
He saw JFK's head start forward from Nicoletti's shot from the Dal-Tex Building, then 1/1000 of a second later saw it pitch rearward from his forward shot. [Superhuman feat, since the eye can't record movement faster than about 1/30th of a second. Files is claiming to have been 30 times faster than that.]
Response: Mr. Files did not state that he "saw" Nicoletti's shot. Read the confession. Here Rahn puts words in Files' mouth. A lot of people try to do that but they are always wrong. The FBI tried this phony stuff too and we set them straight real fast.
He saw matter and skull being blown out onto the trunk. [Matter was deposited in the limousine ahead of the Kennedy's, not behind them—Secret Service.]
Response: What did SS agent Hill pick up on the trunk?
Motorcycle policemen took fully ten seconds to respond to the shots. [Obvious nonsense, since the whole thing was over in less than ten seconds, and the motorcycle policemen had responded well before it was over.]
Response: Files never made a specific statement of time: He said that "The police officers on the motorcycles, it took them, I'm going to say maybe ten seconds before they even responded to what was happening." Note Files said MAYBE.....he was not specific.
In the 1990 View, Inc. documentary JFK: The Day the Nation Cried, a dismounted motorcycle patrolman can be seen, moments after the shots were fired, looking toward the knoll and giving every appearance of trying to spot an armed adversary. He seems to have his pistol drawn, and he is crouched down and weaving back and forth as if to present a difficult target. During this time he is intensely scanning the area of the knoll.
Nobody fired from the sixth floor of the Depository. [Multiple eyewitnesses to a man with a rifle either standing there or firing. All ballistic markings on the bullets and fragments match the sixth-floor rifle to the exclusion of all other rifles.]
Response: James Files never said that "Nobody fired from the sixth floor." This is a lie from Ken Rahn. Rahn is putting words into Files' mouth. What Files said was:
"Q: Somebody had to fire from that 6th floor according to the trajectory. Was there anybody else up there with him or do you know?
A: As far as I know there was nobody up there. I did not even know Lee Harvey Oswald was up there. Now when you're standing at a place like that...it's hard to tell where the noise is coming from...you've got echoes...you've got all these people...your sound is being muffled....but at this point, I don't even know Lee Harvey Oswald is in the Texas Book Depository Building there...I have no even knowledge of that at that point....the last time I saw him was the day before."
He saw Jack Ruby, Frank Sturgis, and Eugene Brading in Dealey Plaza just before the assassination. [Jack Ruby was by multiple accounts at the offices of the Dallas Morning News; none of the three are shown by photos of the site to have been there.]
Response: Again, Rahn puts false words into Files' mouth: Files saw Ruby earlier that morning before the assassination and he also saw him in Ft. Worth when he took Rosselli to meet him.
Frank Sturgis was seen ( in the crowd) by Files and for what it's worth, the FBI interviewed Sturgis about Files before he died.
Files saw Brading TALKING to Rosselli in front of the hotel at about 7:30 am that morning. As any first grade researcher knows, Eugene Brading was arrested in the Dal Tex Building shortly after the murder and later released.
Ken Rahn is lying again.
He saw Lee Harvey Oswald the day before the assassination. [He could not have—Oswald worked at the Depository that day and drove to Irving with Buell Wesley Frazier right after work.]
Response: We checked the time line on Oswald with leading JFK researcher Mary Ferell of Dallas. It is highly possible that Files and Oswald could have seen each other on that day. We also make note of page 588 of either vol 25 or vol 26 of the WCR where it is reported that Oswald was seen in a field firing guns with a teenager. Go look at the picture of James Files at the web site. At age 21, he certainly looks like a teenager.
He met Jack Ruby at a pancake house in Ft. Worth the morning of the assassination. [Serious studies of Ruby's movements show that he did not go to Ft. Worth that morning.]
Response: That is not true. Ruby was out of pocket between 7 and approximately 9 AM when he was seen in the area by a Dallas policeman. This has been verified. Again Rahn lies to you.
The route of the motorcade was changed at the last minute to include the leg on Elm Street that would slow it down and make it vulnerable to assassination. [The route was not changed at the last minute. It was approved on Monday the 18th of November and published in the newspaper the next day.]
Response: Ruby met Rosselli to give them the accurate map of the route. I doubt if these hitmen stood around reading newspapers. It's that simple.
Lee Harvey Oswald didn't kill Patrolman Tippit. [The evidence that he did, both direct and circumstantial, physical and testimonial, is even stronger than for him killing the president.]
Response: Not true again. This guy does nothing but lie. The Tippit murder is even more confusing than JFK's. Eyewitness stories don't jive and the evidence on the 38 casings and bullets in Tippit are puzzling and not conclusive at all.
He did not see Zapruder. [Impossible to miss a man and his secretary standing so near his. His line of sight to the motorcade as it rounded the turn onto Elm Street would have intercepted Zapruder and his secretary.]
Response: Not true. Zap would have been to Files' left rear shoulder and back of it. It is highly possible that Files didn't notice Zap. Note this simple drawn to scale map of Dealey Plaza on 11/22/63. As you can see, Zap was to the rear and over James' left shoulder. For Rahn to make such a misinformed statement such as this is absurd and simply not true.
He called it the XP-2100.
Response: Another lie. James Files has never referred to the Fireball as the XP-2100 in his confession or otherwise. Ken Rahn is lying.
Oswald knew how to drive. [He didn't know how—Ruth Paine was giving him driving lessons.]
Response: We have documentation of Oswald having a driver's license. Files also had earlier encounters with Oswald in Louisiana where Oswald transferred rifles into a truck and drove off.
Oswald had top secret clearance from the military. [His clearance was only "confidential," the lowest possible, and that was revoked when he was sent to the brig for a month.]
Response: What Files said was: "there's no way this country is going to give them a visa to go anywhere near Russia...they photograph every man going in and out of the embassy in Mexico...all your embassies are watched....we watch them they watch us....back then...even today...they've never stopped watching each other. Nobody runs into another embassy without being spotted right away. They're under constant surveillance. And if you had a top secret clearance like Lee Harvey Oswald did, you just don't jump on a plane and fly off to a foreign country especially to a communist country unless somebody engineered it and set it up for you to go to give disinformation. Why Lee Harvey Oswald went to Russia, I'll never know and personally I never asked him when I knew him. They used to have an old saying curiosity killed the cat. All my life, I've never been curious. I've never asked people who they're dealing with or what they've done."
So what?.....James was speculating........he makes it clear he didn't know and he didn't ask.
Unlike Ken Rahn, James Files didn't lie. The ironic part of this false disinformation by Rahn is that he is supposed to be a teacher of children. Is it truly possible that we have our children being taught lies by their college professors? I believe it is.
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