JFK: The Smoking Gun Has Too Many Holes

I walked all over Dealey Plaza. Here, the Book Depository is in my background.

I walked all over Dealey Plaza. Here, the Book Depository is in my background.

Last night, Sunday November 3, 2013, the ReelzChannel premiered the first of what are likely to be many JFK Assassination conspiracy documentaries we can expect to see on television this month. And while it provided some very interesting and, dare I say NEW views on who killed and how our 35th president was murdered in Dallas, Texas fifty years ago this month; the show’s conclusions and presentation left too many holes. Doing so will once again lead the conspiracy deniers to stand up for the Warren Commission‘s onerous claim that Lee Harvey Oswald killed John F. Kennedy alone, with nobody else involved. And if that proves to be true the ReelzChannel and the producers of JFK: The Smoking Gun did no favors in efforts to find out the truth.

November 22, 1963 stands as the single most tragic day in United States nearly 250-year-old history because our popular elected leader was taken from us under violent and suspicious circumstances while our nation’s safe guards barely trembled a response. Fifty years later nobody has conclusively determined the guilty parties let alone prosecuted any of them. Those responsible went along their merry way, controlling our country and by extension the rest of the world ever since and right up until this day. And while survey’s show most Americans don’t believe the Warren Commission’s conclusions, few care enough to do anything about it, presumably for fear of public backlash for being labelled conspiracy nuts as

Cover of "JFK - Director's Cut (Two-Disc ...

movie Director Oliver Stone was upon the seismic release of his 1991 film JFK.

Texas School Book Depository

Texas School Book Depository

JFK: The Smoking Gun’s most enthralling piece of fact that heretofore has not been widely publicized is so obvious I find it remarkable it’s never been a central theme of ALL other conspiracy theories prior to now. Former Australian police detective Colin McClaren said in the documentary and in his book of the same name that the infamous “Magic Bullet” theory developed by Warren Commission chief inspector Arlen Spector was in fact possible, accurate and likely. Many, including Stone in his movie, scoffed at the idea that a single bullet fired by Oswald’s rifle from the 6th floor corner window of the Texas School Book Depository building passed cleanly through Kennedy’s neck, then through the jump-seat chair in front of him striking Texas Governor John Connelly in the back, shattering a rib bone, exiting his chest and striking and breaking Connelly’s left wrist bone, and ultimately embedding 2 inches deep in the Governor’s thigh. The “full-metal-jacket” bullet was later retrieved in nearly pristine condition from a stretcher in Parkland Hospital where Connelly and Kennedy were taken after the shooting; and where the bullet was presumed to have fallen out of the leg.

McClaren then points out what nearly everyone, including the “Oswald did it crowd”, agrees upon. The fatal head shot that killed Kennedy was NOT a full metal jacket bullet, but was instead a hollow-point or exploding bullet. A Dum-dum bullet explains why Kennedy’s head exploded, and why the bullet itself was never retrieved but bullet fragments were. So here’s the obvious point everyone for 50 years has missed. If the magic bullet was a full metal Jacket, and the head shot bullet was a Dum-dum doesn’t it just make sense that there were two shooters. What sense would it make for a firearm to be loaded with two different types of bullets? Experts agree…such a practice is NEVER done. Therefore the conclusion…two different bullets…two different guns…two different shooters…and by definition we have a conspiracy. 

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

McClaren’s work follows that of author and ballistics expert, the late Howard Donahue. Donahue’s theory that a Secret Service agent in the car behind Kennedy fired the fatal head shot was recounted in his 1992 book Mortal Error. Donahue’s book as with the documentary last night said the shot was fired accidentally by an agent that was retrieving an AR-15 rifle upon hearing the first shots from the Texas School Book Depository. While the theory credibly outlines a believable scenario that the shot came from behind the President at or near ground level, and that Secret Service Agent George Hickey did possess the weapon at or about the time of the head wound, they provided zero information as to why they thought the shot was accidental versus intentional.  Given the massive cover-up that followed a pre-planned assassination involving Hickey and others in the Secret Service is far more believable than a spur-of-the-moment, reactionary but effective cover-up that McClaren and Donahue allege. They would have us believe that after accidentally discharging a rifle and mortally wounding the President of the United States the Secret Service Agents conspired in the car while driving a few, short minutes to Parkland Hospital all that was necessary to keep such a fact a secret. Preposterous!

So rather than latching onto the hard and verifiable facts of the case which include:

2 different bullets used.

At least 10 eye witnesses at ground level claim to smell gun smoke at the scene (impossible if the shots are fired 6 floors up and nearly 100 yards from the crime).

A Secret Service Agent in possession of a weapon and in position to commit the crime.

…and much more.

…those wanting to defend the status quo and keep their heads buried in the sand will just call McClaren and Donahue nuts; and justice will again be denied.

In February 2013 while attending AdvoCare Success School I visited Dealey Plaza, site of the crime of the century, and I walked throughout the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building. As I detailed in my blog Lee Harvey Oswald May Not Be Innocent, But He’s Not the Shooter of JFKOswald didn’t fire the fatal shot, or any shots that day. Evidence defending that claim includes a lack of Oswald finger prints in the snipers nest or on the weapon itself; a failed paraffin test on Oswald’s hands to determine if he had fired ANY weapon that day (including the alleged killing of Dallas police officer J. D. Tippet), and for me most certainly the impossibility that Oswald could traverse the distance from the snipers nest to the building’s 2nd Floor lunch room in the time necessary before he was seen there, calm, cool and collected, a mere 90-seconds after the last shot was fired.

It’s easy to dismiss the conspiracy allegations and go along our merry way ignoring the cabal that’s run, or treacherously effected this country in the past 50 years. Everybody does it. But ask yourself this: if you’re willing to ignore the obvious facts pointing to a conspiracy in the death of John F. Kennedy what makes you think those same dark influences aren’t steering this country and your life and life choices to this very day? Why wouldn’t they?

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  1. Think about it. An agent who normally doesn’t perform that task hears a shot, grabs a loaded, cocked weapon, and rises up out of his seat. At the second shot, the vehicles containing Kennedy and the Secret Service agents in the following car speed up, causing the agent to fall back (confirmed by independent witnesses). On falling back, the weapon discharges. To avoid being blamed for the worst friendly fire catastrophe in US history, the Secret Service, like most law enforcement agencies, protects its own. Very plausible indeed.

    • The plausibility of an accidental shot being fired is not the question. The question is could a secret of such magnitude be concocted instantly and held together for 50 years. That seems highly implausible.

      • is it less plausible than a conspiracy that had to include numerous participants?
        the secret service like any other fraternity is very protective of their core. who more likely to know if friendly fire killed the president than them?
        because no-one has come forward the theory has no validity?
        do you expect the government to man up and say “sorry, our bad, we did it accidentally?
        crap, we can’t even get the truth about obamacare much less who killed kennedy.

      • The fact that no one has come forward isn’t what makes the whole idea preposterous. It’s the complexity of it. Starting almost immediately at Parkland Hospital, extending to the DC autopsy, the Dallas police, etc. All that coordinated suddenly and without preplanning. No. I don’t find it believable at all. The possibility that the shot came from behind and from the Secret Service agent intentionally, I find much more plausible. Thanks for reading and for your comments.

      • At parkland, who took charge? The secret service! The coverup began the second the accidental shot was fired.
        If you recall, the head of the secret service could not not even bring himself to publicly reprimand his agents before the warren commission for indulging in activities that would bring dishonor to his dept. the night before the assassination.
        I have no problem with differing opinions, but I found the explanation quite believable, and for me that is saying quite a bit. Until recently I was of the opinion LHO never fired a shot!
        Something’s can’t be explained but that does not make them a conspiracy.
        The conspiracy in the Kennedy shooting was/is a conspiracy to coverup the truth, it was not a conspiracy involving a group to murder the president.
        Check out an old Glenn ford movie, “FATE IS THE HUNTER”…somethings are going to happen regardless.

  2. Many many half-truths in the documentary. They misquoted lots of testimony made during the Warren Commission. Shame on them.

    • I thought it was a poor production. Thanks for your comment.

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