On November 3rd, 2013, the world will have the opportunity to see another TV docudrama on Kennedy’s assassination, “JFK: The Smoking Gun.”
This one suggests that Secret Service Agent George Hickey accidently fired one of the bullets that hit Kennedy. This accusation is not new because Hickey (now deceased) had sued St. Martin’s Press over similar claims made in the movie, Mortal Error.
Hickey who had been seated in the left rear seat of the following vehicle in his testimony to the Warren Commission, said, “At the end of the last report, I reached to the bottom of the car and picked up the AR 15 rifle, cocked and loaded it, and turned to the rear. At this point the cars were passing under the over-pass….” It had been claimed that Hickey and other Secret Service Agents were out partying the night before the assassination.
I have not seen veteran police detective Colin McLaren’s documentary, however, I’m anxiously awaiting his new forensic and scientific evidence that’ll add credibility to the theory that Hickey accidently shot the man he was supposed to guard with his life.
Regarding the assassination, my thoughts leap back and forth like a nervous toad in a lily pond. In my “Open letter to Bill O’Reilly,” I satisfied myself that Oswald could not have fired the “Kill Shot.” Why? Because I find it hard to believe that an object rapidly descending 24-25 degrees would suddenly slant upward.
A non-scientific visualization confirmed my findings. During a recent religious service, I sat behind a biker with a shaved head. His “external occipital protuberance” was clearly visible. This is the bony prominence situated in the posterior portion of everyone’s skull … approximately 2.5 centimeters to the left of the point from where the “Kill Shot” penetrated the President’s skull. Each time the biker nodded or shifted his head, I made a visual trace, questioning how a bullet, entering at a 25-degree angle, could have caused a huge defect over the right side of his skull. At no position of the biker’s head did such an accomplishment seem feasible.
Now we ask, could a bullet from a car traveling about five feet behind the one carrying the President, who was on a raised seat, pass such an objective test? It seems likely to this inexperienced observer that such a feat was within the realm of possibility.
We’ll just have to wait until November 3rd to see if Mr. McLaren’s re-creation of that tragic scene provides sufficient evidence to support his claim.
Would a positive answer leave me satisfied or unsatisfied?
Frankly, its implications would scare the Hell out of me. Not because a Secret Service Agent misrepresented the facts but because so many want to put guns in schools.
Think about it!
If an experienced Secret Service agent could inadvertently shoot the President, do we really want inexperienced school employees to be armed?