The John F. Kennedy Assasination Conspiracy



On the afternoon of November 22, 1963, America was forever changed by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The President was driving through the city of Dallas in a motorcade when at 12:30 p.m., fatal shots struck him and Governor John Connally. This may be the only known fact about the incident, which to this day has been masked in a shroud of question and controversy. There are dozens of scenarios which, contrary to governmental belief, do have merit and should be further investigated. However, the only investigation in the last 36 years which is considered credible is that of the Warren Commission, which was established 7 days after the shooting by Lyndon B. Johnson. ...

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which stated that the committee had come to the conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone as the sole assassin of President Kennedy. Of course, there was no actual trial because Oswald had been shot while in police custody on November 24 by Jack Ruby. Ruby claimed that he shot Oswald for the good of the American people, and also to spare the widow Jackie from having to go through the horrific ordeal of a trial. The commission based its conclusion on a variety of key points which implicate Oswald:
1. A riffle bearing Oswalds palm print was found on the 6th floor of the book depository (Zirbel, 210).
2. Oswald’s fingerprints were on cartons and boxes by the window. 3 cartridges from the rifle were also found (Zirbel, 209).
3. Oswald departed from the book depository soon after the shooting (Kurtz, 188).

4. Paraffin tests on both of Oswald’s hands showed that he had fired a gun recently (though not necessarily a rifle) (Lane, 338).

5. The rifle found on the 6th ...

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seconds to fire three shots. This would be a seemingly impossible feat for a man whose marksman skills were considered below average. In fact, the FBI later had 3 master marksmen attempt to fire Oswald rifle in the same exact position at stationary targets. The results: it took the marksmen no less than 6 seconds to fire the shots, all of which were “high and to the right” (Zibel, 46). The average time was 7.1 seconds. These tests were performed on November 27. Again on March 16, 1964, the FBI conducted another test using Robert Frazier (the man who had completed three shots in 6 seconds during the first test) to fire the shots. In this test Frazier attempted to accomplish the feat ...

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