Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Matthew, you are making a reasonable point, but it doesn't apply here.
Frazier said that the bag was at most 24 inches, but it had to be at least close to 40. And, it was something that Frazier definitely would have honed in on. It's not as though he passed Oswald on the street carrying it: Oswald had it with him IN FRAZIER'S CAR. So, how's he not going to take a good look at it. Also, Frazier claimed and demonstrated that Oswald perched the object between his armpit and his outstretched hand.
Then, there's the problem that the first bag they showed didn't look like shipping paper that Oswald taped and/or glued into a homemade bag. It looked like a manufactured bag.
Then, when they figured out what they wanted to claim, they replaced it with this, which isn't even consistent with the above:
And, if you look closely, you can see that that's not shipping paper.
The whole idea that Oswald would have the know-how to make a bag out of shipping paper is ridiculous. The most likely thing is that he would have wrapped the paper around the rifle and taped it all up. But, to construct an actual bag in advance? You take out some shipping paper, and let's see you do it. I'd like to see you make a bag out of shipping paper.
So, despite the general truthfulness of what you said, Matthew, it doesn't apply here. The story is like a bag full of holes.