Interview with Gary Revel

Are Lee Harvey Oswald and James Earl Ray guilty?
He is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. I get this question a lot but in fact it should be 'What evidence is there that Oswald killed Kennedy?' Nevertheless I will answer.

1. Nobody saw Lee Harvey Oswald fire the rifle that was allegedly used to kill Kennedy.
2. His fingerprints were not on the rifle.
3. They only found part of his palm print and it was partially covered by the rifle in a way that would indicate it was made as the rifle was being assembled.
4. He was seen on the 2nd floor shortly before and shortly after the shooting.
5. 2 women in the stairwell did not see him at the time he would have had to be to be coming down the stairs from the 6th floor after the shooting.
6. These facts provide an alibi for Lee Harvey Oswald in that he could not have been on the 6th floor as he would have had to be to be the shooter.
7. The bullet that blew JFK's brains out was a fragmentation/explosive bullet. It left as many as 50 fragments in JFK's brain and skull. The 3 shells found on the 6th floor that have been used as evidence against Oswald are not shells of fragmenting or explosive bullets. So... the rifle that Oswald allegedly used to kill Kennedy in fact did not fire the bullet that killed JFK. Here is another reason that (even if Oswald had been on the 6th floor-he wasn't; even if he had fired the rifle-he didn't; still he could not have been the shooter that fired the shot that killed JFK.
Is the fact that Oswald tried to assassinate Major General Edwin Anderson Walker evidence that he killed JFK?
Oswald's attempt on Walker's life was done from about 100 feet away while resting his rifle on a fence and shooting at a sitting still target. Oswald allegedly shot rapid fire from the 6th floor window at over 100 feet to over 200 feet; JFK was a moving target. If Oswald was not proficient enough with his weapon to hit Walker in the sitting still target position it is far less likely that he would've been able to hit JFK-the moving target at all in the more difficult scenario.

These are the kinds of things that would provide 'reasonable doubt' in a trial. This and many other things like this would be good reason for the real killers to make sure he never would go to trial... thus Jack Ruby's killing of Oswald.
Many people honestly and earnestly believe Oswald did it. What do you advise them to do now?
I have interviewed and had in depth conversations with many people who are completely innocent of any effort to cover-up the facts of the JFK assassination and honestly believe Oswald did it. They are victims as are millions of people here in the US and around the world of the propaganda campaign that began on November 22, 1963 to convince us all of the 'Lone Gunman Theory'. We have all been deluged with lies, distortions, manipulations of facts, publicity campaigns, publishing plans, journalistic perversions, broadcasts, etc. all designed to keep those convinced who already believe Oswald did it and change the minds of those who don't believe he did it. However, this really goes back to the basic and fundamental right we all have in this country that we are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Lee Harvey Oswald has never gone to trial for the charge of killing Kennedy and certainly never been found guilty. So... unless you want to be one of those who denies the rights afforded us by the Constitution of the United States of America my advice is to stop labeling Oswald as the assassin of JFK. You could say, 'accused assassin', 'alleged assassin' or any number of other things but to say that Oswald is the assassin or any such phrase that would indicate the same is a lie and is unconstitutionally fraudulent in it's intent.
When did you get interested in the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.?
I had an interest in when I first heard about it in the news. 9 years later I became more interested when I was asked to participate in the House Select Committee on Assassination's investigation into it as well as into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
What year was that?
Conversation about it began in late 1976 then in early in 1977 the reality of my involvement in the investigation became clear to me.
What was the first most important step you took in your investigation?
I went to Brushy Mountain Prison and met with the accused assassin James Earl Ray.
How did that meeting go?
It went quite well. Jimmy/James Earl Ray told me and a couple of lawyers his story from the beginning to the day he woke up in prison convicted of the crime he did not commit. As much as we tried to question him and go at it at different angles to throw him off he remained resolute in his innocence.
Did you come to any conclusion about the MLK assassination at that time?
Yes, I did. I realized that we had a man that truly believed he was innocent and did not shoot King. I know sometimes even guilty people can present themselves that way Jimmy's demeanor and deliberate approach to being truthful was quite remarkable.
Published 2014-05-22.
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Poetry by Gary Revel
To Live Or Maybe Not
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,280. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is my first memoir and may be my last; only time will tell. I was born in Florala, Alabama. My mother and father divorced when I was 5. Music became a friend and I formed a band when I was 15. After graduation from Holmes Country High School in Bonifay, Florida I enlisted in the United States Navy. My Honorable Discharge came and Hollywood, California called, then New York, Memphis, and more.