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on January 11, 2014
I have yet to view the MPI digitally-enhanced Zapruder video, so I can't have a final say regarding this book since much of its validity rests on that video. However, this is a worthy addition to any JFK assassination library, though it is very short and most of the information is found in other works. This book is interesting since it is a "The US Secret Service" did it JFK assassination book, and after reading it, one has to think that the Secret Service, or more precisely, a select few SS agents, were definitely involved in the JFK assassination. Was anyone giving them orders? This question is not answered, but one is left believing that yes, Rowley and other top SS agents were following orders. There were a few things that I think should have been mentioned in this book. (1) the press vehicle position in the motorcade was moved from its usual position just in front of the presidential limo to way back in the motorcade, vehicle #17?, in Dallas... only in Dallas. And if the excuse for moving JFK's military representative (McHugh?) from the middle of the front seat of the limo only in Dallas to be seated in a different vehicle- we're moving him so that JFK will get better exposure in Dallas-is true, then why would the organizers (i.e. Secret Service agents) not want the press to properly cover the motorcade by taking photos of the limo as it moved through downtown Dallas? The Secret Service stripping of security for the Dallas motorcade is a huge, most obvious red flag in the JFK assassination. (2) Douglas Horne, in his section about Greer being a possible assassin, mentions a nurse at Parkland Hospital who reported smelling burnt gunpowder on JFK's clothing as he was wheeled by her. (3) The FBI report that a bullet ('missile') was removed from JFK's skull which was lodged above and behind his right ear, during the autopsy, was not mentioned in this book. Could this be Greer's? If not, whose? (4) Horne argues that the right-rear blowout/defect was the result of a shot from the grassy knoll and that it was a shot that hit the rear of JFK's head and exited nearby, in the rear of his head. If this is true, then the trajectory does line up. This also helps explain how brain and blood splatter coated the DP motorcycle driver who was riding off the left-rear bumper. If Greer's shot caused the right-rear blowout of JFK's skull, then the splatter would've been to the right side/center of the limo's trunk. Yet, the splatter was to the left side. And JFK's movement, from the fatal headshot, was back and leftward, I believe, no? (5) Horne also mentions one Parkland MD reporting a bullet hole in the LEFT temple area, above the hairline. This is not mentioned in this book. I do agree with Robertson that the alignment of the fatal shot is correct with regards to Greer's lefthand position and JFK leaning down and to his left. (6) There is no mention in this book of the Zapruder film having been tampered with/altered, something that Horne writes about extensively and persuasively. (7) Finally, there is very little discussion of Greer here. If he's the true assassin, then a whole book should be devoted to him alone, no? Specifically, how did he get the assignment to be the driver in Dallas? Was he the scheduled driver, or a replacement? What was his relationship with JFK? What did Greer think of JFK in November 1963? Was Greer a lefty? If you read Horne's ARRB book, Vol. 4 on the Zapruder film, you come to understand that the Zapruder film was definitely altered. So, what we have, the extant Z film, is the sanitized version: the turn from Houston onto Elm has been removed entirely, the pulling over to the curb and stopping of the limo, and Greer's looking back at JFK for an extended period of time have all been removed. And for those who say that Greer didn't do it, how can we explain the numerous statements on 11/22/63 that burnt gunpowder could be smelled on Elm Street at the location where JFK was killed? Even Earle Cabell's wife was adamant that she smelled gunpowder as she drove past the site of the assassination just moments later. Thank you for your effort, Mr. Robertson
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on January 2, 2010
Dan Robertson's book has now been corroborated by Douglas Horne's new book: Inside the Assassination Records Review Board: The U.S. Government's Final Attempt to Reconcile the Conflicting Medical Evidence in the Assassination of JFK (Volume 1) Cooper, Adams, Newcomb, Robertson, and Palamara were right to focus on Greer and the Secret Service. The stabilized version of the Zapruder film and the Nix film both illustrate Greer aggressively turning back toward Kennedy. The Kellerman reflection / gun issue is a red herring as Greer would not risk raising his arm so high (and the ergonomics would be wrong). The Zapruder film shows Greer's left hand motion drop down low from the steering as if drawing a weapon, although the weapon has been burned from the frame. As Horne states, Greer delivered the "coup de grace". Greer and Kellerman managed the aftermath until all major evidence (body, limo, tissues, x-rays, film) were safely in LBJ's White House by 3:00 AM on 11/23/63.
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on September 6, 2007
I read Robertson's book and reviewed the DVD he wrote about. I must admit that I was very skeptical at first, but after reviewing everything, including the DVD multiple times, I saw it! Greer did kill JFK! As Robertson says in his book and as he shows in his photos, the gun is not near Kellerman's head as some have wrongly suggested, but to Kellerman's left and lower than his head. Be sure to read footnote 22 and the photos at the end of Chapter III. Look for the arrow pointing to the gun -- it's not pointing at Kellerman's head but between Kellerman and Greer! It's all there for anyone with eyes and an open mind!
Five stars *****
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on December 9, 2013
Dan has a compelling story to tell about one of the most historic times in our nation. His research is thorough, interesting and quite believable. Having grown up with the author, I am very proud of his accomplishment is writing this fascinating account of how President Kennedy really was murdered by his own Secret Service... a must read for anyone who wants to know what really happened 50 years ago in Dallas, Texas!
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on January 7, 2008
How on earth could Dan Robertson's very short book be the definitive book on the assassination of President Kennedy? There have probably been a million or more words written about that day in Dallas, and hundreds of different theories. Most reviews point out two facts about this book, it is very well researched, and it is very well written. The third fact mentioned is that William Greer has been known about and discussed for years. So what can you believe, and why is this book important? Dan Robertson takes you deeper and ties more loose ends together, quickly and simply then all the great researchers that came before him, and never does he try to reinvent the wheel, or change what is already know. He builds on the vast body of existing work on the assassination. Don't take my word for it, believe your own eyes. The Pictures here are not the greatest, but once you know where to look, I challenge you to look at any good film or photograph of the fatal shot, that Greer has not been cropped out of, and then believe your own eyes.
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on June 25, 2007
I commend Dan Robertson for a well written and researched book. There is a lot of good information on the Secret Service and their role, innocent and otherwise, on 11/22/63 during the JFK assassination, as well as before and after (Robertson makes good use of my material, as well as doing some original research, too). There is no doubt: Robertson's intent was sincere; he's no loony but a successful, intelligent lawyer. That said, the ultimate conclusion of the book, that Secret Service driver William R. Greer shot JFK, is simply not supported by any credible evidence (and the allegation is hardly a new---and unknown---one: Fred Newcomb, Perry Adams, Lars Hansen, and William Milton Cooper, among others, espoused this decades ago, and many 'common folk' are much aware of this fringe theory). Still, this book is a worthwhile addition to the collection (and for anyone interested in the Secret Service and JFK).
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on July 13, 2007
This book presents credible and compelling evidence the fatal head shot suffered by
President Kennedy was fired by a Secret Service agent sitting in front of the president.
The evidence the author presents is this: (1) a radiation oncologist of established repute,
Dr. David Mantik, concluded that JFK's X-rays demonstrated that the head shot was fired
from in front of JFK into his right front temple; (2) Dr. Mantik further concluded the
head shot could not have fired from either the Texas School Book Depository or the
grassy knoll; (4) Dr. Mantik's conclusions are backed up by ballistic experts; (5)
forensics expert Dr. Charles Wilber concluded that the head wound "suggested a high
velocity hand gun fired at close range;" (5) only Secret Service agents in Dallas were
both seated in front of JFK at close range and had hand guns; (6) Secret Service Agent
Clint Hill testified that the head shot sounded like someone had shot a "revolver into a
hard object"; (7) several eyewitnesses testified that they smelled gunpowder at street
level where JFK had been killed moments after his killing (and the odor of gunpowder
doesn't travel very fast); and (8) eyewitness Austin Miller later testified that he thought
that the shots fired at JFK had come from "right there in the car,' referring to JFK's limo
It all adds up: the Secret Service fired the head shot at JFK. Then, if you view the
"medium frames" version of the DVD that Dan Robertson discusses in the book, particularly
frames 302-313, you see the Secret Service agent Robertson identifies as William Greer
Aim with a gun-like object in his left hand and you see JFK's head exploding at frame
313. If you want to know what really happened to JFK, you need to read the book.
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on July 10, 2007
After the damage done by Cooper, Robertson's book finally moves the Greer ball a little further down the field. (Palamara's excellent work calls Greer "The Most Important Agent".) Despite Greer's contradictory testimony, and the stabilized version of the film clearly illustrating action and reaction between Greer and JFK at frames 310-313 (Rent it yourself: [...] the assassination research community is hell bent on disproving Robertson's conclusion. Perhaps it has been shamed into this stance by Cooper, or perhaps too many reputations depend upon the head shot coming from "the grassy knoll". Nonetheless, Robertson's reasonable request for readers to view the film and study Greer is a welcome challenge to a new generation of researchers. When you watch the stabilized version of the film, look for Greer to remove his left hand from the steering wheel as he turns toward JFK a second time. Greer was placed in control of JFK from Love Field to Bethesda. The question that begs to be asked is "By whom?"
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on February 20, 2016
Excellent details about the assassinatiion of JFK.
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on November 24, 2007
I agree with Vince Palamara, whose excellent work on the U.S. Secret Service and John F. Kennedy is accessible online. This book contains much useful information.

An analysis of the facts does identify many important inconsistencies in the Secret Service protection of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963--and William Greer may have been one of them. But that does not put a gun in his hand--he was clearly having more than enough trouble with those hands on the steering wheel.
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