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Gerald Posner is the author of thirteen acclaimed books, including New York Times bestsellers CASE CLOSED, WHY AMERICA SLEPT, and GOD's BANKERS. He is a contributor to Forbes. Posner was a finalist for the Pulitzer in History. “A merciless pit bull of an investigator,” concluded the Chicago Tribune.
In this interview, we discussed Case Closed, a comprehensive and absolutely mind-blowing investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Gerald covers the backstories of the main characters of the saga, Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby, and whether or not they had links to CIA, KGB, or Mafia.
Links to select books:
Case Closed: https://amzn.to/44F8wsB
Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America: https://amzn.to/3qXfnQo
God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican: https://amzn.to/45AW26G
Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11: https://amzn.to/3Z0DJ8m
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01:55 Lee Harvey Oswald’s bio as the proof
07:40 Many “IFs” in the JFK case
12:50 Conspiracy about placing Oswald in the sniper nest
15:45 The most plausible and the dumbest conspiracies
19:20 Magic bullet
25:20 Jack Ruby
33:35 Yuri Nosenko – defected KGB agent
38:15 Is Gerald Posner a CIA agent?
42:50 Does new information change the conclusion?
46:50 Writing books across the spectrum of important issues