NOVA: Cold Case JFK
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Fifty years later, what can science tell us about the Kennedy assassinationand the investigations that followed? NOVA launches a fresh investigation into the physical evidence using state-of-the-art forensicsincluding laser scanning, new ballistics tests, and a 3D digital reconstruction of the president's skullall to try to solve the murder of the century.
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This is another look at the JFK Assassination. What a person thinks of this case tells something about them, says one speaker. You see people like Josiah Thompson, G. Robert Blakey, etc. Clint Hill, Secret Service Agent, was there and tells what he remembered. Parkland Hospital was experienced in trauma cases. A fired cartridge case identifies the rifle used. The bolt action Carcano is slower than some other rifles and uses unique ammunition. The alleged assassin was killed while in police custody! Was it a conspiracy? The Warren Commission was created to end suspicions. There was no autopsy done, as required by Texas law. Later it was done at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda by physicians who were not experienced medical examiners. A bullet was found on a stretcher in Dallas. “Finding a bullet on a stretcher is only proof that it was planted there.” While Oswald bought that rifle by mail, where did he get the rare ammunition for it? That’s another mystery.
The Zapruder movie film was used to study the event. Only 1.6 seconds elapsed between the two shots, but the Carcano rifle could not be re-fired in this time! Governor Connally’s testimony conflicted with the Warren Commission’s findings. This film shows recreations of the shootings using pine boards and ballistic materials. The reaction of JFK to the second shot shows his body moving backwards. The House Select Committee to Investigate Assassinations decided there were two shooters from the acoustic evidence. Reverberation creates multiple sound reflections. A rifle shot creates supersonic noise in addition to the muzzle blast. A laser can measure events (not available then). The skull provides information about a wound (entry/exit), so too the damage to the brain. The photographs were studied. Did the entrance wound line up with the sixth floor window? Were there unexplained facts?
This movie is an example why a book or magazine article is superior to a video drama: you can easily go back to review earlier statements. Note who put up the money to produce this show. “Who pays the piper calls the tune.” Will this show change anyone’s mind if they have already reached a conclusion? Did Oswald shoot a rifle that day? No, a paraffin test on his face disproved that theory. But someone else could have used his rifle when he was at the second floor lunchroom. Oswald’s background suggests he was involved in some sort of intelligence operation. There was no mention that four empty cartridges were found there, one in the rifle. What about the fourth shot? You can read many books on this topic. No one has written an “Opposing Viewpoints” book to contrast opinions. There is no conflict over the fact there were political changes after JFK was replaced.
Josiah Thompson wrote “Six Seconds in Dallas”. G. Robert Blakey, a law professor at Notre Dame University and General Counsel to the House Select Committee to Investigate Assassinations, also wrote a book with his solution. So did Mark North, a law professor at the University of Texas at Austin. The assassins of Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley boasted of their act. So too the shooters who tried to kill T. Roosevelt, FDR, Truman, Ford and Reagam. Oswald is unique as an assassin in denying guilt before he was quickly silenced. On the 50th anniversary the corporate media parroted the Warren Commission’s findings although about 4 out of 5 Americans believe there was a conspiracy. What conclusion can you draw from that? This show doesn’t work for me. One worker placed Oswald in the lunchroom from noon to 12:30 pm; he could not have fired a rifle from the sixth floor window (“JFK and the Unspeakable”). Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell and David Wayne wrote “They Killed Our President”; Chapters 11 and 12 will tell you more about that rifle.
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Who ordered this bogus production? Maybe a dying president who was the head of the Cia at that time? Hmmm?Read more