Tag Archive for Magic Bullet

Comment of the week

By Josiah Thompson – November 15

MY COMMENTS IN CAPS:

Why would he have ”procured a .30 caliber unfired projectile that WE had placed on the stretcher cart in our reenactment.”

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Comment of the week

By Photon – November 7

Willy, do you have any evidence that the bullet pictured as Wright’s pointed bullet actually IS Wright’s pointed bullet?

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Do ballistics experts agree Oswald was the lone gunman?

By Don B. Thomas

In a telling passage in his recent piece in Politico Magazine, “Warren Commission staffers remain convinced today that Oswald was the lone gunman in Dallas, a view shared by ballistics experts who have studied the evidence,” reporter Phil Shenon traffics in half-truths. Whatever the Warren Commission staffers think, Shenon’s claim is inaccurate and untrue. Read more

CSI JFK: The chain of custody for ‘the magic bullet’

The so-called “magic bullet” (Don Roberdeau).

At the close of his book, You Are The Jury, David Belin, attorney for the Warren Commission, cited 10 major contentions as the foundation of the case against Lee Harvey Oswald.

I examine these 10 points in my recent Op-Ed News article, How the Warren Commission Covered Up JFK’s Murder. In this article I address the chain of custody for the so-called “magic bullet,” otherwise known as Commission Exhibit 399 (or CE399). According to the Warren Commission, this bullet wounded both President Kennedy and Governor John Connally.

With unwarranted confidence, Belin asserted:

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Nov. 25 1963: After the funeral, Washington’s response firms up

LBJ on the phone

On the Monday following the tragic and astonishing events in Dallas, President Kennedy’s body was laid to rest in Arlington cemetery. A host of foreign dignitaries took part, including British Prime Minister Home, French President Charles de Gaulle, and many others.

Meanwhile the federal government’s response to the assassination was taking shape. Read more

JFK conspiracy theories are a mug’s game

In a press release for his new JFK book author Mark Huffman tells us he is not offering a conspiracy theory. Thanks, Mark! That’s a good move.

Instead of speculating, Huffman offers four and half  factually solid points about the JFK’s assassination, and one debatable assertion. My only disagreementconcerns “the magic bullet,” i.e., nearly pristine bullet said to have caused seven non-fatal wounds in the president and Texas governor, John Connally. Huffman says the bullet “doesn’t exist.” Read more