Assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Lee H. Oswald
I think the facts of the assassination of President Kennedy are really very clear. It takes only time, persistence and attention to detail, a careful perusal of the Warren Commission testimonies of key persons, the Zapruder Film (especially), together with the five or six videos of the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald that exist. Then all should eventually come into focus clearly. Needless to say, we can come to a more complete knowledge of the facts behind this 1963 crime from more use of these same sources. At some point, anyone who comes to a clear and real understanding will have surpassed the “experts” who claim to understand much but have not understood the details. The information available is abundant, more than enough to understand.
Where should one start? No shots came from the grassy knoll. Gov. John Connally and Senator Ralph Yarorough, who was two cars behind the president’s limousine, recognized the rifle sounds immediately. The driver of the President’s limousine and the top agent next to him doubted that it was a rifle sound. They thought it also sounded like a motorcycle backfire. Nobody from the Warren Commission asked the driver, William Greer, why he lowered the speed of the limousine after he heard the shots. Yarborough wrote in his affidavit to the Commission that the motorcade came to what seemed either a complete or almost a complete stop, that it accelerated only after the last shot had been fired, emphasizing this point. Both Connally and Yarborough said that the three shots they heard came from behind them and to the right. Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson was sitting in between her husband and Sen. Yarborough, and she also told the Commission that she heard three shots which originated from behind and to the right. She showed more presence of mind in this than her husband, Lyndon Johnson, who wrote in his Statement to the Commission that he didn’t know how many shots were fired or where they came from.
Regarding the notion of shots originating from the grassy knoll location, it’s illogical to say some shot came from there while also saying Lee Harvey Oswald was a patsy. A “patsy” is supposed to take the place of an actual perpetrator, meaning any shots must come from where the patsy is at, or close to him. However, the testimonies of Yarborough and Connally in this regard should be enough. Both said they were well-familiar with rifle sounds. In harmony with what they affirmed, one concludes the shots came from the TSBD building or from the building across the street yet on the same side as the TSBD building. Those two buildings best fit the description ‘from behind and to the right’.
Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy’s testimony before the Commission is very important due to her close position with the best view of President Kennedy, and it caused me to reconsider the Zapruder film. She could not remember climbing on top of the car nor the third shot. The first loud shot which was heard and recognized well by Connally and Yarborough was to her the second shot. Why so? Earlier, she testified that she saw a piece of his skull. She testified precisely the following: “And just as I turned and looked at him, I could see a piece of his skull and I remember it was flesh colored. I remember thinking he just looked as if he had a slight headache. And I just remember seeing that. No blood or anything.” Okay, this account where he looked as if he had a slight headache cannot be about the first loud shot that caused Kennedy to raise both hands close to his throat. Looking at the Zapruder film again with her account in view, one notices her eyes did become fixated on her husband just before the limousine disappeared from our view – behind the sign – and that she did not stop looking in the direction of her husband until she was distracted by the Governor’s reaction to the first loud shot, which Connally always insisted hit the President only. She said to the Commission:about the first loud shot all heard: “I heard Governor Connally yelling and that made me turn around, and as I turned to the right my husband was doing this [indicating with hand at neck]. He was receiving a bullet. And those are the only two I remember. And I read there was a third shot. But I don’t know. Just those two.” Just those two, let’s remember that. The note in brackets is from the Commission. The words “that made me turn around” mean from continuing to look at the President (as is seen in the Zapruder film). Notice that the words “he was receiving a bullet” in no way refer to her earlier description about seeing “a piece of his skull” and/or to him looking as if he had a “headache”. She then stated: “…there were pictures later on of me climbing out the back. But I don’t remember that at all.” She had a shocked memory of the terrible event, yes, but real too. There is no reason to ignore her account. It has to be checked with the Zapruder film. Even independently from what she said about first noticing “a piece of his skull”, an observer will reckon it’s likely that the first shot woul
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