I was writing Western Civilization, when I watched a 2011 National Geographic television presentation, regarding Kennedy’s assassination. The gist of the program consisted of building a platform attached to the Dallas Book Depository and using a skilled expert to prove that Lee Harvey Oswald could have easily killed John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Their effort involved the possibility of a bullet ricocheting off a light standard. I had already written two different versions of Kennedy’s assassination, one in Rory O’Donnell and the Kennedys, the other in Unholy Conspiracies. Therefore, I seized the banner for one last try to get it right.
This time, I examined in their entirety the Warren Commission’s Report and Doctor Humes’s autopsy report. Studied many of the conspiracy theories, and viewed pictures of the assassination available on the internet. I ignored the irrelevant conspiracy theories, such as, the magic bullet that wounded Governor Connelly and of shots ricocheting hither and yon, to concentrate on the “Killing” itself.
Two facts immediately became eminently clear. Kennedy was struck by two bullets and two bullets only. One I termed “The Neck Shot”, and the other, “The Kill Shot.”
Oswald may have been involved in firing the Neck Shot. According to the initial coroner, Dallas’s Doctor Perry, “the Neck Shot’s point of exit was below the point of entry.” Surgeons believe Kennedy would have survived if this was the only wound.
Therefore, everything hinges on the position of JFK’s head when the Kill Shot hit. If his head was in the prone position as was illustrated in the Warren Committee’s exhibit 387, it would be in the realm of possibility for LHO to have fired both shots. Therefore, the position of Kennedy’s head is crucial.
But first let’s consider the autopsy report by Philadelphia’s Doctor Humes who in 1992 reconfirmed his findings:
The second wound (Kill Shot) was found in the right posterior of the scalp … situated 2.5 centimeters to the right and slightly above the external protuberance, which is a bony prominence situated in the posterior portion of everyone’s skull. … was a huge defect over the right side of the skull. … traversing a line from the wound in the occiput to just above the right eye.”
Humes mentions the importance of the relative position of the President’s head in relation to the flight of the missile … “influenced by how far his head was bent.”
Kennedy’s head was erect. We know this from Secret Service Agent Hickey’s testimony and a review of the many internet videos of the assassination.
When my head is erect, a tangential angle to an exit above my right eye is slightly upward. As we can see from the above evidence available at the time of the commission’s inquiry, the President’s head was erect. Therefore, it stands to reason that the Kill shot could not have come from six floors above the Presidential limousine.
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The question that should haunt every red-bloodied American is this: “Why did our government lie?”