If you have invested tens or hundreds or even thousands of hours of your life chasing after elusive no-see-ums like Hat Man, Badge Man, Dog Man, or any other Ethereal Phantom of the Grassy Knoll (hereinafter EPGK), or some other gun-toting h'aint haunting the Texas School Book Depository parking lot, or the Grassy Knoll retaining wall, or the pergola, or the overpass, or the sewage drain, or any bush, tree, fence, crevice, steam pipe, rock, leaf, or blade of grass anywhere outdoors in the width and breadth of Dealey Plaza and surrounds, which Ethereal Phantom you are sure must have existed in order to deliver the alleged bullet wound to the throat of John F. Kennedy, this article could send you into violent, shaking paroxysms of furious denial. You might break something, and nobody wants that.
Of course, I can't stop you from reading on. But with these caveats, the author is not responsible and cannot be held accountable for any damage to persons or property that ensues if you do: you have been warned.
There was no bullet wound in John F. Kennedy's throat.
It categorically is impossible. That is the extremely simple reason why at all relevant times there has been, and continues to be, infinite unresolved and unresolvable argument over whether the throat wound was a bullet entrance wound or a bullet exit wound. It wasn't a bullet wound at all. Ipso facto, the question of bullet entrance or bullet exit has no answer or resolution because there was no bullet involved. To continue seeking an "answer" is an idiot's game.
Therefore all search for an outdoor gunman that could have delivered such a "bullet wound" to the throat is nothing more than a search for a phantasm that never existed, who could not have shot a bullet that never existed, in order to cause a bullet wound that never was.
The net result of fervent industry devoted to such searches for nonexistent answers, gunmen, guns, and bullets, of course, would be never to find the phantom gunman, never to find the phantom gun, never to find a provable or even plausible location for such phantom gunman, never to find a bullet that created such a phantom bullet wound, and not to have in hand a single particle of physical evidence of there ever having been such a phantom bullet wound, bullet, gun, or gunman.
And that is exactly where the situation stands at this instant. The paragraph above is the precise net result of over 40 years of investigation, Congressional hearings, testimony, affidavits, analysis, discussion, symposiums, conventions, books, interviews, arguments, berserk speculation, and the densest population of elusive ghosts since Disney built the Haunted Mansion as far as a gunman for a "bullet wound" to the throat of John F. Kennedy is concerned.
In fact, the only valid physical evidence in existence that can be seen with the eyes—as opposed to a Niagara of so-called "testimony," which we'll get to—proves in a glance beyond a reasonable doubt—at least to an impartial and reasonably prudent person who hasn't already made up his mind otherwise—that a bullet wound to John F. Kennedy's throat at the location where "eyewitnesses" claimed there had been a bullet wound categorically is impossible absent extensive damage to John F. Kennedy's tie and shirt—which damage did not and does not exist.
This already was demonstrated at the beginning of this year with this animation:
As if that weren't enough to demonstrate conclusively to any rational unbiased observer's satisfaction that no bullet could have gone into John F. Kennedy's throat from the front at the location of the tracheostomy butchery, it was augmented with this animation:
Of course a wink is as good as a nod to a blind horse (which truth surely must extend to blind jackasses), so naturally there was considerably more braying and haying and naysaying to endure. Here is another comparison to the profile autopsy photo, this one with a profile of JFK from the non-part side of his head (since no one has ever determined with any certainty whether the profile autopsy photo was flopped or not), and with inerrant predictability, it again proves conclusively that no bullet possibly could have entered the throat from the front at the purported location of a bullet throat wound:
Well, disinformation crows have to caw, and the Front Shot Faithful cannot stand to have their faith shook, so of course this, too, undoubtedly will be attacked with every specious and nonsensical catcall and hoohah and distraction that can be contrived. [Yawn.]
Yet another animation, created with a front view of a dress shirt and tie sized to closely approximate Kennedy's autopsy profile, demonstrates further how cartoonishly farcical the idea is that a bullet could have entered JFK's throat without penetrating four layers of shirt fabric and at least fifteen layers of tie fabric (yes: four layers of shirt fabric and fifteen layers of tie fabric):
No dress shirt in history ever spontaneously sagged like a Salvador Dali painting, no man's tie in history ever spontaneously loosened in the manner necessary to have allowed a bullet to enter John F. Kennedy's throat from the front at the indicated location without going through the tie and shirt.
To pass through the knot of the tie, a bullet from the front would have had to penetrate the tie not once, but at least five times, as shown by this diagram of a four-in-hand knot:
Because a man's tie is three layers thick (fabric on both sides with a "stiffener" fabric between), that means that any such bullet—had it ever existed, which it did not—would have had to pass through at least fifteen layers of tie material.
There would not be just one hole in the tie: there would be at least five holes in the tie—which in fact would be holes through fifteen layers of fabric.
And what is the physical evidence? Inarguably, there are zero bullet holes in the tie.
Then there's the shirt. The plackets of a man's dress shirt are doubled on the side where the button holes are and on the side where the buttons are, so that's four layers of shirt fabric that any such bullet would have had to pass through after passing through the tie.
The physical evidence? There are zero bullet holes in the button and button hole plackets of the shirt.
The physical evidence of record is that there is not one bullet hole in either tie or shirt where so many bullet holes would have to be in order for a bullet from the front to have penetrated JFK's throat at the indicated location. There are none.
Count with me again: zero.
Why? The only possible answer is as elementary as it is obvious to any but the blindest eye of blind faith and bullheaded bias: because no bullet ever entered John F. Kennedy's throat from the front. And if a bullet didn't enter from the front, then no bullet ever entered John F. Kennedy's throat at all.
"But the Parkland doctors said..."
Well, just what did they say?
We'll take up that question in Part 2, below.
Edited by Ashton Gray, 21 October 2007 - 06:54 PM.