The anniversary of the assassination of JFK is approaching (22 nov. 1963). After that day of infamy, or more likely many months before, an official story was concocted that, like the one we're debating now, also stretched the limits of plausibility to the breaking point. A guy with a $29 used WW2 mail order rifle gets uncontested access to a building overseeing the motorcade route from behind. From several hundred feet away he hits a moving target through the head. But,inexplicably, JFKs' reaction is rearward into the vector force that supposedly struck him. The back of his skull was blown out, brain matter was found on the trunk, a small entry wound was in the front and his wifes' primal survival instincts suggests that she sensed the danger was in ahead and desperately moves rearward in the vehicle. And just like the rush to remove and melt down the 911 ruble, Oswald is murdered and the most critical piece of evidence is buried. We were asked to ignore inconsistencies large enough to drive a truck through then, and now we're being asked to do it again. The wings folded in, tower 2 falls first, #7s' immaculate implosion. Then, the families and fellow country men of the most wanted criminal in the world and his saudi hijackers are allowed to leave the country during an unprecedented national aviation stand-down. Not even adoucette could fly, just those from the countries that supposedly hit us. Just a few of the chicken bones likely to stick in the throat while mass consuming the official gruel.
Lets see now, a bullet that does NOT expend ALL of its ENERGY when first striking the target, in fact, once inside the skull it can be easily redirected and expending its energy in a totally different direction than the entry angle. Bullets that exit a body like the fatal head shot, don't necessarily impart a lot of energy to the target.
Note in the first bullet, it went through Kennedy's neck, through Connally's chest, shattering a rib, and was still traveling about 1,000 fpm when it shattered his wrist and STILL had enough energy left after exiting his wrist to penetrate his thigh. The point being, only a small amount of the energy of the bullet was transfered to Kennedy.
Second the skull, once penetrated by said bullet has an entry hole and the bullet can then, through its expenditure of energy, generate significant hydrostatic forces causing material to be ejected from the entry hole.
Again basic forensics for skull wounds, perps are often spattered with blood and brain matter when they shoot someone in the head, wonder why?
The back of his skull was not blown off.
Go to this link if you really want to see the autopsy photo of JFK:http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/back.jpgDr. Pepper Jenkins states, "The autopsy photo, with the rear of the head intact and a protrusion in the parietal [side] region, is the way I remember it. I never did say occipital."(5)
"I don't think any of us got a good look at the head wound," says Dr. Malcolm Perry.(6) "I did not look at it that closely. . . . But like everyone else, I saw it back there. It was in the occipital/parietal area. The occipital and parietal bone join each other, so we are only talking a centimeter or so in difference. And you must remember the President had a lot of hair, and it was bloody and matted, and it was difficult to tell where the wound started or finished."(7)
Dr. Charles Baxter concurs: "He had such a bushy head of hair, and blood and all in it, you couldn't tell what was the wound versus dried blood or dangling tissue. I have been misquoted enough on this, some saying I claimed the whole back of his head was blown away. That's just wrong. I never even saw the back of his head. The wound was on the right side, not the back."(8)
Dr. Ronald Jones confirms his colleagues' observations, adding he did not even realize for several minutes that there was a head wound. He finally noticed there was a "large side wound, with blood and tissue that extended toward the rear, from what you could tell of the mess that was there."(9)
There was no Front Entry Wound
Dr. Malcolm Perry was one of five doctors who saw the President's throat wound before it was obliterated by a tracheotomy incision; it was Dr. Perry who performed the tracheotomy, and who later stated at a press conference that the wound "appeared to be an entrance wound."(11)
Dr. Perry has this to say: As the press is wont to do, they took my statement at the press conference out of context.
I did say it looked like an entrance wound since it was small, but I qualified it by saying that I did not know where the bullets came from.
I wish now that I had not speculated. Everyone ignored my qualification. It was a small wound, slightly ragged at the edges, and could have been an exit or entrance.(12)
Dr. Ronald Jones, one of Parkland's senior resident surgeons, also saw the throat wound. He says, "The neck wound could have been either an entrance or an exit. I only called it an entrance wound because I did not know about the back wound."
Of the five doctors who saw the wound, Dr. Pepper Jenkins had the most experience with gunshot wounds of anyone at Parkland. Jenkins says, "Even at that time, I was convinced it was a wound of exit because it was bigger than an entrance wound should be. Entrance wounds, as you look at them, are small and round, and may have a halo around them, black, from the bullet. But it makes a clean wound. When a bullet goes through the body, tissue moves in front of it and bursts."(15)
What the autopsy showed:
The autopsy examination revealed two wounds in the President's head. One wound, approximately one-fourth of an inch by five-eighths of an inch (6 by 15 millimeters), was located about an inch (2.5 centimeters) to the right and slightly above the large bony protrusion (external occipital protuberance) which juts out at the center of the lower part of the back of the skull. The second head wound measured approximately 5 inches (13 centimeters) in its greatest diameter, but it was difficult to measure accurately because multiple crisscross fractures radiated from the large defect.280 During the autopsy examination, Federal agents brought the surgeons three pieces of bone recovered from Elm Street and the Presidential automobile. When put together, these fragments accounted for approximately three-quarters of the missing portion of the skull.281 The surgeons observed, through X-ray analysis, 30 or 40 tiny dustlike fragments of metal running in a line from the wound in the rear of the President's head toward the front part of the skull, with a sizable metal fragment lying just above the right eye.282 From this head wound two small irregularly shaped fragments of metal were recovered and turned over to the FBI.283
RIGHT Rear Entry wound, Massive FRONT exit wound.
Very consistent with a rear entry shot and the resultant jet spray, which pushes the head backward.
$29 was worth quite a bit more in 63.
Are you saying the gun didn't have the accuracy? It did.
Are you saying it couldn't be fired fast enough? It could
Are you saying the rounds it fired weren't lethal at that range? They were.
It was in fact a highly reliable fire arm, not expensive, just effective.
As I recall the whole motorcade trip route and jag around Dealey plaza was kind of a last minute thing. Could be a conspiracy, could have just been lucky for Oswald.
From what I can tell, the SS wasn't nearly as proactive protective in those days.
He was moving, AT A WALK and just barely changing angle to the shooter, it was an EASY shot. All of them were.
His wife went over the trunk because that's where the closest SS agent was and Connally, in the jump seat FORWARD had been shot as well. I'd have gone over the trunk.
Kennedy and Connally were hit with the same NON magic bullet whose trajectory exactly matches the rear neck entry to Kennedy, the exit through the neck and then into Connally's back, out his chest and into his hand then barely into his thigh.
Magic bullet as shown in "conspiracy" books.
Magic bullet as shown from OTHER angle:
Also, the amount of damage inflicted upon Connally's wrist and thigh indicates that its energy had been "partially expended elsewhere" -- not merely on the Governor's chest wound, expert testimony indicates, but also on the President's neck.
Dr. John K. Lattimer independently conducted a series of tests stringently simulating the velocity of the bullet for each separate bullet strike, the trajectory of each flight path, and the obstructive force of each wound. The results verify that the condition of the recovered bullet is absolutely consistent with the conditions present in Dealey Plaza.
Researcher John Cahill, a veteran sportsman and gun aficionado, writes, "The long, heavy 6.5 [Mannlicher-Carcano] has often been described as a ballistic overachiever, with 'killing power' far greater than one would think, given its diminutive size and modest velocity."(3)
Cahill also notes that the type of ammunition used for the assassination was favored by turn-of-the-century elephant hunters.(4) Any bullet capable of penetrating elephant hide can be expected to inflict considerable damage upon a human being without suffering excessive mutilation of its own.
So, about those inconsistencies?
OK, SAY there WAS a second gunman.
Who Oswald doesn't give up.
He and Oswald could have planned it together, with the #2 setting Oswald up for the fall.
Does this make it a conspiracy?
The point being there was no one caught on the Grassy knoll.
Ever been to Dealey plaza? I have, went there a few years after the assassination.
Hadn't changed much.
Behind the grassy knoll was a empty rail yard, with no way to get away without being seen. If you drove up (which would have been both tricky and obvious) your car would have been seen driving away. If you walked up, easier to be less obvious, you would have a long hike in the open carrying a rifle.
The grassy knoll fails the test that any sniper would use, concealment.
By the way, I take it we shot down the Pan Am 747 on its way to Paris with a missile as well, right?
But did the US and not Libyans plant the bomb in the 747 in Scotland?
Any other nefarious acts that I probably believe the "fairy tale" version of?