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Hi Keith. You say that my question was outside your expertise. Can you suggest someone who could answer it? Thanks, Bob Walshaw. PS - I am an expert too in other categories.

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I don't know anyone with expertise in this particular area, but I researched the matter some and it seems that the only intact bullet that did contain provable links to the Oswald gun is the one found on the stretcher that some think could have been a plant.

Donald Bellisario, who met Oswald in the Marines, made an episode of Quantum Leap in which he supported the Single Shooter Theory and he describes in an interview how an actor who had never before fired the target weapon was able to learn how to get off three shots in quick enough succession to match what Oswald theoretically did. And Oswald was an experienced marksman:

http://articles.latimes.com/1992-09-22/entertainment/ca-1147_1_lone-gunman-theor

I am inclined to believe that conspiracy theories are popular because they make sense out of senseless tragedy.  

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Keith Massey

Expertise

I can answer any questions on the topic within an unclassified framework. Classified information I know about the agency (as a former employee) I can not divulge.

Experience

I worked at the National Security Agency for four years, from 2002-2006, in the capacity of an Arabic linguist.

Organizations
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Publications
2008 Intermediate Arabic for Dummies. ISBN 9780470373378. Wiley Publishing. 2008 "A Latin Etymology for Romanian DA = Yes" in Ianua. Revista Philologica Romanica. 2008 "Further Evidence for an "Italic" Substratum in Romanian," in Philologie im Netz 43/2008, pp. 11-16. 2007 "Vergilian Allusions In Newman’s “Kindly Light," in Newman Studies Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Fall 2007. 2006 "A Second Look at Latin Secundus = 'Favorable'" in Pomoerium Online Journal, Vol. 5/2004-2006. 2002 "Letters and Mysterious Letters," contributor of article for Encyclopedia of the Qur'an (E.J. Brill Publishers). 1996 "Mystery Letters of the Quran," in Arabica (E.J. Brill Publishers) by Keith Massey. 1995 "Semitic Quadriliteral Animal Terms: An Explanation," in Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) by Keith Massey and Kevin Massey-Gillespie. 1993 "Dialogue of Creeds" in ISLAMOCHRISTIANA (Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies) by Keith Massey and Kevin Massey-Gillespie.

Education/Credentials
Education PhD 1998 University of Wisconsin-Madison Hebrew and Semitic Studies, Arabic Minor MA 1992 University of Wisconsin-Madison Hebrew and Semitic Studies MA 1990 Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN Old Testament BA 1987 University of Wisconsin-Madison Classics (Latin and Greek)

Awards and Honors
Previous Position Arabic Linguist (June 2002-July 2006) National Security Agency, Fort Meade, MD Achieved Professional Certification as Level 3 Voice Linguist and Level 3 Graphic Linguist, passing two of the four examinations with honors. Served at an overseas field site. Through the National Security Agency, has studied Iraqi Dialect and Egyptian Dialect and used each in an operational context.

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