Dec 6 1963: Life magazine addresses JFK “rumors” with bad reporting

The national media, much less diverse and fragmented in 1963 than today, joined the campaign to assuage doubts and dispel “rumors” about JFK’s assassination. Pollsters were already finding that a majority of Americans suspected conspiracy. Life Magazine’s Dec. 6 issue was devoted primarily to photo coverage of the Kennedy funeral, but also included a piece by Paul Mandel entitled “End to Nagging Rumors: The Six Critical Seconds.”

Life Magazine

The article began with a quote from Dallas DA Henry Wade: “I would say without any doubt that he is the killer”, and referred to Oswald as “the assassin.”

Life Magazine had earlier purchased rights to Abraham Zapruder’s famous home movie of the murder in Dealey Plaza, and in a November 29 issue had shown frames from that film in black-and-white. Now the Mandel article tried to reconcile the film with Oswald’s guilt.

In a press conference in the aftermath of the assassination, Dallas Parkland Hospital’s Dr. Malcolm Perry had referred to “an entrance wound in the neck,” adding “It appeared to be coming at him.” Given that the Texas School Book Depository from which Oswald allegedly fired shots was behind Kennedy, not in front, Perry’s statement presented a dilemma.

Mandel’s article offered an answer: “…the 8mm film shows the President turning his body far around to the right as he waves to someone in the crowd. His throat is exposed – toward the sniper’s nest, just before he clutches it.”

The Warren Commission would later grapple with the fact that the Zapruder film shows no such thing.

See “JFK: How the Media Assassinated the Real Story” by Robert Hennelly and Jerry Policoff for more on Life Magazine and the assassination.

65 comments

  1. Listen very closely. In Dec., 1963, the Secret Service sent SS agent Elmer Moore over to Parkland Hospital and specifically to Dr. Malcolm Perry and told him to shut the hell up about a shot hitting JFK in the throat from the front.

    Also, the video of Dr. Malcolm Perry making those statements three times on 11/22/63 has mysterious vanished – poof – gone forever, although his words are on the record. Dr. Perry on 11/22/63 called a friend of mine, a reporter Connie Kritzberg (about age 80 today in 2012) and told her about the neck wounds to JFK.

    The FBI was literally editing her copy that night adding a sentence saying that all wounds to JFK could have been caused by one shot. Ridiculous.

    It seems clear to me that the murderers of JFK were involved in the non-investigation of his death. And by that I mean both Lyndon Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover as plotters in collusion with CIA/military intelligence who did the actual shooting.

    “graduate student, James Gochenaur, revealed to both the Church Committee and to the HSCA in the mid-1970s that Secret Service Agent Elmer Moore had confessed to him in 1970 that he had “leaned on Dr. Perry” shortly after the Bethesda autopsy to get him to stop describing the bullet wound in President Kennedy’s throat as an entrance wound. (The Bethesda autopsy report concluded it was an exit wound.) According to Gochenaur, Moore also told him that the Secret Service had to investigate the assassination in an expected, predetermined way or they would “get their heads chopped off.” Moore, unfortunately, also told Gochenaur that sometimes he thought President Kennedy was “a traitor” because he was “giving things away to the Russians.””

    Web link:

    http://insidethearrb.livejournal.com/2370.html

    • Greg Arious says:

      If it is going to be theorized that JFK was hit in the throat from the front, you need to do two things:

      1. Provide a precise trajectory. There were many objects in front of him.

      2. Describe where the bullet went. There is no exit wound, and no bullet was found in his body or x-ray.

      • DG Michael says:

        It’s really quite simple – just watch the Zapruder film. The first shot hits him in the throat, he reacts by reaching up, and then almost immediately afterward, the back shot hits him, pushing him forward. When the back shot hits, watch how his head goes slightly backward, then forward. If that’s not clear evidence of two shots I don’t know what is.

        • DG Michael says:

          Need more? Although the image is small, here’s a great GIF of the Z-film. Watch the head – throat shot, back shot, head going back and then forward. Very obvious and it backs up initial reports of the Dallas doctors *before* the government got to them.

          http://www.jfkmurdersolved.com/images/zaplow.gif

        • Greg Arious says:

          You didn’t address the two things I posted- two things you have to address if you claim a throat shot from the front.

        • Sealord says:

          Unfortunaly for you Zapruder film it isn’t enough to demostrate that Kennedy was hit in his throat, as you states. You don’t really know what is the truth about why Kennedy rised his arms to his throat, you only have the Zapruder film. And the autopsy report, did this report ever show or depict the trajectory of the bullet inside the body of JFK? No, only fairy tales. What you can show us?

      • Greg Arious says:
        If it is going to be theorized that JFK was hit in the throat from the front, you need to do two things:

        “1. Provide a precise trajectory. There were many objects in front of him.”

        See the Trajectory Cone on this page as produced by Sherry Fiester CSI:
        https://hybridrogue1.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/sherry-fiester-on-enemy-of-the-truth/#comment-5694

        “2. Describe where the bullet went. There is no exit wound, and no bullet was found in his body or x-ray.”

        The bullet disintegrated inside the head – a fragmenting bullet: thus the “galaxy” of tiny particles shown in the X-rays, particularly thick at the rear of the head: which indicates the termination of that missile’s trajectory; ie a shot from the front.
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        • Greg Arious says:

          We are discussing the throat wound, not the head wound.

          • “We are discussing the throat wound, not the head wound.”~Greg Arious

            Yes, and I am discussing the position of the shooter that fired both the throat shot and the head shot. Both shots by bullets that seemingly “disappeared” – and that can be answered with those shots being fragmenting bullets.

            There is no proof that a bullet passed from Kennedy’s back and exited his throat. That proposition is pure conjecture; because those wounds were not excised and tracked during the autopsy.

            The only person to closely examine the original throat wound is Dr Perry who performed the tracheotomy at Parkland – he thought the bullet wound was one of entry.
            The head X-rays indicate a shot from the front. Factor both points together, what do you come up with?
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          • Greg Arious says:

            What is conjecture is you saying JFK was shot in the throat from the front and the bullet or its fragments disappeared. Gimme a break…

          • “What is conjecture is you saying JFK was shot in the throat from the front and the bullet or its fragments disappeared. Gimme a break…”~Greg Arious

            It is not mere conjecture that Kennedy’s throat wound as a wound of entry, it is the assessment of Dr Perry, the only doctor to have a intimate look at that wound.

            I did NOT say that the bullets or fragments “disappeared”, I said that the bullets and their tracks were not DISCOVERED, because of lack of proper autopsy procedure – that is in dissecting the area to follow the path the bullet takes.

            I would hope that you and the forum recognize your attempt at making a straw-man argument in your latest commentary.
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          • Greg Arious says:

            No, your comment is CONJECTURE unsupported by FACTS. There is an X-RAY of JFK’s neck and there is neither a bullet nor fragments there.

          • Greg Arious,

            I have that X-ray posted on my blog, thus I am very familiar with it. So, yes it has proof on neither a bullet nor fragments. Yet the fragmentation wouln’t necessarily be apparent in such a short path as would be present in that X-ray. As such the fact that this wound wasn’t sectioned to discover that path is even more suspect.
            Why was such sectioning not done as would be standard protocol is such a situation?
            That is where we get into Dr Finck’s testimony at the Garrison trial, where avoid as he tried, Finck finally admitted that they were told not to do such a procedure by one of the general officers in the gallery.
            If this STILL does not raise suspicion in your mind, then your thinking is biased beyond reason: Because any reasonable person would at this point of impasse, rely on the one doctor that was capable of determining the nature of that wound, Dr Perry who said it was a wound of entry.
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          • Greg Arious says:

            Bobby Kennedy directed what could be done at the autopsy via phone, and made sure the autopsy was as minimal as possible, as he did not want his brother’s hidden maladies to be revealed.
            Your remark on the lack of a bullet or fragments from a throat shot is ridiculous.

          • “Bobby Kennedy directed what could be done at the autopsy via phone…”~Greg Arious

            There is no verifiable proof of this assertion. This was not a simple “family matter” at any rate, this was a matter of the murder of the President of the United States, not simply Bobby’s brother.

            You still retain your original conundrum however, the bullet tracks were not excised and followed, and there is no proof that a missile passed through Kennedy’s body from his back and exiting his throat.

            You have no solid proof, merely conjecture. There is no rhetorical path around this factual roadblock for you.
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          • Jean Davison says:

            “Because any reasonable person would at this point of impasse, rely on the one doctor that was capable of determining the nature of that wound, Dr Perry who said it was a wound of entry.”

            What makes you think he was capable of determining that, Willy? Didn’t you read these articles?

            http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/8113716

            http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=405624

            QUOTE: “THE ODDS that a trauma specialist will correctly interpret certain fatal gunshot wounds are no better than the flip of a coin…..”

          • “What makes you think he was capable of determining that, Willy? Didn’t you read these articles?”~Jean Davison

            As I pointed out before Perry and Carrico were the ONLY doctors to observe the throat wound prior to the incision to insert the tracheotomy tube.
            The doctors doing the autopsy didn’t even know there was a bullet hole in the throat!
            Who else do you turn to for an opinion? Weird Necked Photon?
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          • Greg Arious says:

            Whitten- Your denials of fact are tiresome. Dr Finck himself said the autopsy was directed by the Kennedy family.
            JFK had two bullet holes besides his head wound. It’s acknowledged that the wound below his shoulder was one of entry. Where is that bullet? Where is the bullet that caused the throat wound? Where are the fragments from either wound?
            You’re married to a thesis that is contrary to the facts. You created a jail for yourself and you won’t allow yourself to escape from it.

          • “Dr Finck himself said the autopsy was directed by the Kennedy family.”~Greg Arious

            You are utterly misrepresenting the totality of Finck’s testimony at the Garrison trial.

            I get the impression that you are another of McAdams goon squad here Arious. Is this true?
            Or is it mere “happenstance” and “coincidence” that you are here making the exact same spurious arguments that McAdams makes?

            You could at least show some originality in your PR nonsense, rather than parroting the McAdams party-line verbatim.

            Add that to your hominy grits and smoke it.
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          • John McAdams says:

            I get the impression that you are another of McAdams goon squad here Arious. Is this true?

            I get the impression that Willy goes ballistic when anybody disagrees with him.

          • “I get the impression that Willy goes ballistic when anybody disagrees with him.”~McAdams

            That’s because you don’t know squat about ballistics…amongst a penumbra of other topics.
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          • Greg Arious says:

            I have nothing to do with John McAdams. In fact I believe there was a conspiracy to kill JFK. It’s unfortunate that when you’re cornered with facts, instead of moving forward and trying to understand the truth of the crime, you resort to silly, ineffective ad hominem.
            You’ve made the same mistake hundreds, if not thousands of JFK researchers have made: becoming obsessed with Dealey Plaza details as being the only way you can prove a conspiracy. And that if the SBT were true, you would somehow have lost.
            You’ve been manipulated. You’ve been focusing on pointless crime scene minutia for years when you should have been focusing on the indispensable element in all this: Lee Harvey Oswald and his unknown movements and motives.

          • Tom S. says:

            Uhhh….Fearfaxer? Maybe this would be a better “fit” for you? There have been several new posts added there, just this week!:
            http://forum.assassinationofjfk.net/

          • leslie sharp says:

            ‘You’ve been focusing on pointless crime scene minutia for years when you should have been focusing on the indispensable element in all this: Lee Harvey Oswald and his unknown movements and motives.’ –Greg Arious

            Greg, maybe you could clarify? If you believe there was a conspiracy, what do Oswald ‘s motives have to do with the crime? Are you speculating that he had motives that were manipulated and that his movements represent proof of the conspiracy? Are you arguing that the crime scene – with all its contradictions and contamination – means nothing? For many, Oswald is a non-sequiter except as he served as a patsy in the conspiracy. The fact that there is a paper trail for him, his service in the military, his marksmanship or lack thereof, his defection, his marriage and return to the US, his ordering weapons, his acquaintances with the White Russians in Dallas including a man with apparent ties to the CIA, etc. strikes me as a set up. What do you think? Many are searching for the real criminals: those who plotted the conspiracy, authorized the assassination, executed, and covered it up by manipulating Oswald. The crime scene contained the most important proof of conspiracy yet you think it should be dismissed?

          • “You’ve been focusing on pointless crime scene minutia for years when you should have been focusing on the indispensable element in all this: Lee Harvey Oswald and his unknown movements and motives.”~Greg Arious

            I totally disagree with this attitude. ALL aspects of this case are of the essence to understand this case.

            Expressing an opinion of suspicion of you is not ad hominem. I have argued my case with reasons and facts. My opinion of your person is an entirely separate situation or argument.
            Neither you nor McAdams seems to understand what the technical meaning of the term “Ad Hominem”. The term is not a clearinghouse to use every time you feel insulted.

            Now, what reason do I have to simply accept your denial about an association with McAdams at face value?
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          • David Regan says:

            The Parkland doctors viewed the throat wound as one of entrance, which was reported on 11/22/63. This was reiterated at the JFK Lancer conference last month by three physicians who were in Trauma Room One.

          • Photon says:

            David, why don’t you post who the doctors were and their exact quotes. We have Willy on this site claiming that the only doctors to closely observe the unaltered neck wound were Carrico and Perry. As both are dead you have some ‘splanin’ to do.

          • David Regan says:

            In his testimony to the Warren Commission, Dr. Robert McClelland described seeing the wound to the neck, “The initial impression that we had was that perhaps the wound in the neck, the anterior part of the neck, was an entrance wound” http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=35&relPageId=45

            When discussing the wound to Kennedy’s neck in his 1998 testimony to the Assassination Records Review Board, Dr. Ronald Jones said that “It never crossed my mind it was anything but an entrance wound”. http://jfkassassination.net/russ/testimony/arrbpark.htm

            In a letter written in 1993, Diana Bowron, a nurse that helped remove Kennedy from the limousine, was present in Trauma Room 1 and later washed his body, refers three times to an entrance wound in the front of the throat. http://whokilledjfk.net/parkland_nurses.htm

            Dr Crenshaw Describes JFK Entrance Wounds and SS Intimidation https://youtu.be/vhEEXysH0LY

            As for the JFK Lancer Conference, a panel of speakers for the Parkland Doctors documentary included physicians Joe Goldstrich, Kenneth Salyer and Donald Seldin. They all stated their impressions were that the throat wound was one of entry.

          • Greg Arious says:

            No Whitten, when confronted with inconvenient facts, instead of embracing truth, you ignore them, stick your fingers in your ears and chant “John McAdams”.
            I have no time for intellectual dishonesty. Goodbye.

          • Photon says:

            David Regan , if you are seriously interested in the truth why don’t you print the whole statement from Dr. Jones-and the following statement of Dr. Perry. Taking an isolated statement out of context and ignoring what the individual actually completely stated seems to be a hallmark of CT arguments.
            Dr Perry’s statement immediately following Dr. Jones’ statement seems to be directed against using speculative statements made with incomplete information-again, the CT mantra that first statements are always correct no matter what the speaker really believes.
            Dr. McClelland himself has always stated that he never saw the unaltered throat wound.
            There is no evidence that any of the three doctors at the Lancer conference ever had a close view of the throat wound, or even JFK at all.
            Goldstrich wasn’t even a physician at the time.

        • John McAdams says:

          See the Trajectory Cone on this page as produced by Sherry Fiester CSI:
          https://hybridrogue1.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/sherry-fiester-on-enemy-of-the-truth/#comment-5694

          Her trajectory excludes the Grassy Knoll.

          Are you sure you want to endorse it?

          • “Her trajectory excludes the Grassy Knoll.
            Are you sure you want to endorse it?”

            It excludes the grassy knoll as a hit. I does not exclude the grassy knoll as a possible shot that missed, or a diversionary shot.

            Yes I endorse Fiester’s analysis completely.
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          • Photon says:

            Well Willy you are a cult of one , as virtually nobody else with any knowledge of this case does.Fiester has never answered the questions I posted about her credentials and her claimed certifications, nor the fact that her posted period of employment does not match her claimed years of experience as a criminal investigator. Her sister is one of the head honchos at JFK Lancer, the online Assassination Department store that is your one stop shopping center for all things related to the assassination. She wanted to get on the gravy train-ergo her book of trajectories and wounds totally disproved by the forensic evidence.

          • “Fiester has never answered the questions I posted about her credentials and her claimed certifications, nor the fact that her posted period of employment does not match her claimed years of experience as a criminal investigator.”
            ~Photon

            Fiester is under absolutely no obligation to answer to your spurious questioning Photon.

            Fiester’s curriculum vitae is available and public knowledge. The “discrepancy” you claim is due to the fact that she remained a qualified ‘Expert Witness’ for court cases beyond her years of employment as an active crime scene investigator.

            As far as who else accepts her expertise, you haven’t the slightest idea. Your opinion of her is excluded from rational argument, as you don’t know the slightest thing about modern crime scene investigation, nor modern ballistics analysis.

            Her expertise is in fact verified by her very analysis and cited sources backing up that analysis.

            After all Photon you don’t even realize that a fragmentation bullet fired as supersonic speed can go through a human skull. Simple physics of the kinetic energy of such a projectile is the only proofs needed. Your attempt to frame the bone of the human skull as comparable to steel plate is absurd.
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          • One might wonder why Burkley was never called to testify.

            But I don’t, I think Burkley was making noises about the possibility of other shooters before the Commission was ever established. He saw Kennedy’s corpse and the wounds, he was a doctor, he KNEW those wounds were mischaracterized by the autopsy report.

            He knew the autopsy was a sham by incompetent prosecutors under orders to misrepresent what the real findings should be.

            Thus Burkley was isolated and ignored.
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        • David Regan says:

          Photon, the links posted are there for all to read their entire statements. There are more to add to the examples above.

          Do you have evidence these men were not able to have a clear view of the President’s wounds? How big a space do you think Trauma Room 1 was?

      • DG Michael says:

        1. Read this – there were plenty of clean trajectories, despite what Gary Mack and the TV crew tried to pull off on their deceptive TV show – http://heavensfellengazette.com/

        2. Frangible bullets – the x-rays show metal particles bunched together where the bullet entered, and a spray of them on the other side of the skull

        • “2. Frangible bullets – the x-rays show metal particles bunched together where the bullet entered, and a spray of them on the other side of the skull”~DG Michael

          Absolutely. A standard indication of the path of a frangible bullet__present in the JFK autopsy X-rays, a “constellation” of particles at the rear of the skull indicates a frontal entry of said bullet.

          This is simply modern forensic science. The same analysis given by CSI Fiester.

          JFK was struck by a frangible bullet fired from in front of the limousine, from a shooter firing from a rise just forward of the south-west side of thetriple underpass.
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    • Bogman says:

      When you hear about that attitude of that guy and others in the Secret Service and combine it with what Bill Harvey’s wife had to say about the Kennedys, then Operation Northwoods from the JCS and many outright insubordinate comments from individual members, and the complete collusion of the media in supporting the lone gunman story against all evidence to the contrary, from Dan Rather to Life magazine, the conditions for a successful coup seems remarkably all in place.

      Nice job, America. Geesus.

    • Paul Turner says:

      Interesting, Robert…your opening paragraph made me think immediately of the Connie Kritzberg event, and there it was for us to read. The coverup of the assassination began IMMEDIATELY after it.

    • John McAdams says:

      The FBI was literally editing her copy that night adding a sentence saying that all wounds to JFK could have been caused by one shot. Ridiculous.

      No. Perry said that at the news conference.

      http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/press.htm

      There was speculation that a bullet hit Kennedy in the throat, deflected off a vertebra and blew out the top of the head.

      Also, that the throat wound was the result of a fragment of the head shot. McClelland wrote that on the afternoon of the assassination.

  2. Google: “The importance of Connie Kritzberg, reporter for Dallas Times Herald on 11/22/63″ and read about how the FBI was editing her copy literally on the NIGHT of the JFK assassination – adding a sentence: A DOCTOR ADMITTED THAT IT WAS POSSIBLE THERE WAS ONLY ONE WOUND.” to her copy.

    So, obviously, the priority of the FBI at that very early time was covering up the JFK assassination, not finding out who killed JFK. And that tells me Hoover, a long time friend and neighbor of LBJ for 19 years, was either in on the plot or immediately became an accessory after the fact to the murder of John Kennedy.

    I vote for in on the plot.

    “Connie Kritzberg, who was a reporter for the Dallas Times Herald at the time of the assassination, had interviewed Dr. Malcolm Perry, who had said the throat wound had been an extrance wound, which would have indicated a shot from the front. When Kritzberg wrote an article about the assassination, she found that the FBI had added a sentence to her article after she turned it in on 11/22/63 to her editors for the 11/23/63 afternoon edition (Dallas Times Herald was the afternoon paper; the Dallas Morning News was the morning paper.) The FBI had added the sentence A DOCTOR ADMITTED THAT IT WAS POSSIBLE THERE WAS ONLY ONE WOUND.” to her copy. The FBI did this sometime after 6PM on Friday 11/22 and sometime before the running of the presses on Saturday morning. Midnight 12AM might be a good guess at when an FBI agent added this sentence to her copy.”

    Web link: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=17687

    • John McAdams says:

      The FBI had added the sentence A DOCTOR ADMITTED THAT IT WAS POSSIBLE THERE WAS ONLY ONE WOUND.” to her copy.

      And your evidence that the FBI (as opposed to her editors) changed the copy?

      • Paul Turner says:

        John, she was angry that her report had been changed, so she called the editors to complain, and they said to her “You have to ask the FBI about that”. Thus, we see how the FBI became immediately involved-they had something to say about the work of her editors in getting the story out.

        • John McAdams says:

          I would be more inclined to believe that if there were any other evidence of the FBI going around and “correcting” the media.

          In fact, the FBI was running around wildly trying to interview witnesses, keep Hoover placated, etc.

          Indeed, given the amount of nonsense that got broadcast and published in the wake of the assassination, nobody was running around “correcting” anybody.

          Indeed, Hoover’s communications show that he was badly confused on all sorts of points.

          • Fearfaxer says:

            “I would be more inclined to believe that if there were any other evidence of the FBI going around and “correcting” the media.”

            No you wouldn’t. You’d make some rationalization about how they were right to do this because they knew better.

  3. Paul Turner says:

    Hoover was a real bad guy in the JFK Asassination story. According to James Tague’s book LBJ AND THE KENNEDY KILLING, Hoover was discussing the cover-up strategy the night before, at the “meeting” at the home of Clint Murchison, that was attended by LBJ and others who knowingly and/or presumably had roles in the asassination and coverup. Tague reports on the Kritzberg incident, showing how soon the cover-up began.

  4. Arnaldo M. Fernandez says:

    For an expert opinion see CE 2954 (at http://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh26/pdf/WH26_CE_2954.pdf). Here Fidel Castro convincingly argues why Oswald can´t be the shooter, in his 27 November 1963 at the University of Havana. Later he conducted experiments to prove it, as reported to the WC in 1964.

    • James says:

      Fantastic post thank you. Castro was very switched on! He could see what we can see only we’ve had years of released documents etc. I don’t need to read anymore about this subject- the American president was executed publicly by his own people. Treason pure and simple by filth and there are still too many to this day who defend the indefensible by denying the painfully obvious truth. If there is a hell I hope you join the likes of lbj and Hoover, ferrie, shaw, Wallace etc

    • Anthony Martin says:

      Castro, a lawyer & firearms expert, defending Oswald against a Posner, e.g. That would have been an interesting match!

    • Jean Davison says:

      Arnaldo’s link quotes Castro saying (page 2) that the assassination involved 3 hits in 5 seconds with the target 180 meters (196 yards) away moving at 15 kilometers (9 miles) an hour.

      IOW, he was wrong about the number of hits, the number of seconds, the distance, and the speed of the car. Anybody want to call that “disinformation”?

  5. Paul Turner says:

    If anyone reading the Wade comment about LHO being the killer recalled when the same Wade said no one could place LHO on the 6th floor of the TSBD with a rifle in his hand, they’d have to begin to figure out something was strange about the assassination “facts”.

    • Ronnie Wayne says:

      DPD chief Curry said this. DA Wade initially said conspiracy but changed his charge after repeated calls from assistants of his friend LBJ,

  6. Kennedy63 says:

    Jackie wanted to leave Dallas with JFK’s body ASAP, sensing her husband was conspiratorially murdered in Dealy Plaza [“Let them (citizens) see what they (murderers) have done to Jack”], despite the “official pronouncement” he died at Parkland Hospital 1 pm CST. Her decision did not preclude a Dallas autopsy. The Secret Service provided the armed muscle needed to remove JFK’s body from Dallas. Johnson ordered Air Force 1 not to leave without Jackie (public relations meaning without JFK’s body), insuring military control of that evidence (felled Commander-in-Chief). Jackie chose Bethesda; however, some favored other venues; in the end, all eventualities were covered. The military kept control of the body during the autopsy.
    The “Grand Illusion” (JFK Assassination) followed a script. The cast of cover-up artists worked assiduously to maintain the “Illusion” of the lone assassin – foisted upon the American people by LBJ, Hoover’s FBI and the Warren Omission lackey’s (Dulles, Warren, Ford, & Specter). Johnson kept Jackie publicly close (but privately, distant) for purposes of “legitimizing the coup regime” in the public eye. As for Mr. Greg Arious, the Zapruder Film methodically shows how assassins publicly executed JFK. Their “precise trajectories” lead back to a high level governmental conspiracy.

  7. Robert Harper says:

    As a young kid, I remember talking about the killing with a friend. We talked about the LIFE magazine story that said that JFK “turned to wave” at someone behind him and THAT was how he was hit in the throat by Oswald. Well, they had the Z film and we figured they must know. That same naivety was spread throughout he country and the plotters knew that. We accepted things then. We know better now.

  8. Tom S. says:

    Roy, your comment includes 577 words …..

  9. Roy W Kornbluth says:

    The Throat Entrance Wound was the first shot to hit inside the limo. At Z210-220, as the car emerges from behind the Stemmons sign, JFK’s hands raise up to his neck, so he was hit around Z200 or soon after. The missile ENTERED (25 cal or smaller hole) below the Adam’s Apple, rt side, at about a 15* downward angle. It then avulsed the top of rt lung and EXITED (3/8″ by 1/2″ hole) the back between scapula and spine at T3-4, about 5″ down from his rt shoulder. The holes in shirt and coat were caused by this bullet. All these holes and wounds line up like a laser and point to where the Post Office parking lot meets the south end of the RR bridge. This is the top and far right, JFK perspective, of the SOUTH Grassy Knoll.

    On Ed Forum there’s a thread started by Sandy Larsen, “Any Prevailing Theories on the Back Wound?” It’s now on page 6 of the JFK Assassination Discussion, and sinking fast, no new replies in over a month. It was the hot topic for a while until we cracked the case, messily. The next to last page, 32, has the crux of the matter. Ray Mitcham #466 has the Cancellare photo of SGK in the background. Chris Davidson #470 has perspective photos from the south end of RR bridge. The world’s greatest memory, Ron Ecker, in #479, has a blowup of Cancellare, which shows another phony lawman, affectionately dubbed Badgeman #2, at the highest level standing to the right of the second big tree left of the bridge. Some see him holding a rifle. I don’t; I believe he’s the rear guard, making sure Lucien Sarti and Jean Souetre are comfy/cozy settled in the light colored pickup with the blacked-out windows.

    My contribution to this topic started at #319 as Roy Wieselquist. (I still like to post as Kornbluth wherever I can to propagandize my mentor, C. (Cyril) M. Kornbluth, Shakespeare/Nostradamus of the 20th century.) I never did find out who was the genuine DPD or SS lawman on Kennedy’s rt side who said, “A SPRAY of water [Trans “liquid, blood”] came OUT of his back.” Can anyone help me out?
    (cont., below:)

  10. Roy W Kornbluth says:

    cont.

    Sherry Fiester’s groundbreaking work on cones/angles from SGK gave me more ammo for what the physical evidence had already made me believe, that the first shot to hit JFK, and also one of the last shots to hit him, originated there. Everyone at Parkland saw the blasted-out rt occiput, but only two there saw and testified about the bullet hole in the LEFT temple: Father Oscar Huber and Doctor Marion T. Jenkins. At Gawler’s, Someone Evan Someone testified about that same hole. It was plugged with wax by then. Fiester’s wrong that the shot that entered the RIGHT temple blew out rt occiput. The shot that came from THE (North) GK was a frangible as Bob (aka Robert) Prudhomme has proven somewhere, n’est-ce pas? And that shot didn’t exit because it dispersed into a “constellation” of metal bits.

    Never you fear, bullet-counters. Even if the throat, rt lung and back wounds were made by one shot, there were still at LEAST eight other shots. At least 3 hit outside the limo, 2 hit Connally, and 3 hit JFK’s head: in left temple and out rt occiput from SGK, glancing blow to rt parietal from Dal-Tex or George Hickey (part of which went on to hit the windshield frame, mirror and windshield itself), and in rt temple, out nowhere, from NGK. Space prevents further explication.

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