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  1. Isn't this the same paper that had all the details about Oswald and how he supposedly killed JFK from the TSBD, the rifle info and everything, at an incredibly early time/date after the assassination? Like so early that it defies anything except pre-assassination information being sent? I could be off here ... Thanks
  2. David, Maybe a little OT, but why would the evidence from SA Drain only contain (2) 6.5 cartridge cases from TSBD, when there were supposedly (3)? Any ideas? If there were only (2), that means only (2) shots unless I'm missing something here. Plus, I recall that one of the cases had a dent in it that made it impossible for it to have been fired. I wonder why that wasn't called out. Thanks
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    SOUTH KNOLL PHOTO

    Ron, The position you describe is about exactly where I was standing when I posted my recent picture from the vantage point of just to the south side of the last decorative pillar above Tague in your picture. Easily concealed and quick egress to the SK parking area. I think the trajectory from there would lend itself to a through the windshield frontal throat shot because of the steep incline of Elm. Back up near the turn, the height of the limo would allow this. Thanks Rick Thanks Rick
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    SOUTH KNOLL PHOTO

    Since this is a discussion pertaining to the south knoll, I thought I would re-post a picture I took about a year ago from the concrete walkway portion of the triple underpass. I am standing about 20' or so from the end of the walkway, right above where James Tague was standing down at street level. You can see how a shooter from there would have the proper trajectory into the car for both frontal shots. The two maroon cars in the center lane are just about over the two X's in that lane marking two shots that hit JFK. The one in the back is where the front throat shot hit, and the car in front is where the head shot hit. With the curve in Elm, the position of JFK (ala Sherry Fiester) and the Parkland / other witnesses description of the wounds, you can see how the SK is a likely spot - much more likely IMO than the north knoll. Hope this helps. Thanks
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    I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

    Francois, Can you please provide your explanation of how a multitude of medical professionals describe the same back of the head blowout that is not seen on the "genuine and has never been faked by anyone" Z film? They can't both be true. Thanks
  6. And if it was innocent protesting, why did it happen right in the kill zone marked by the yellow-painted curbing at the same time JFK was being murdered, and right next to a random man with a radio-shaped device in his pocket making a military-style gesture at the same time? Why not anywhere else along the motorcade route, at a different time, in a crowd of just regular people waving? Are we to explain it away, like so many other events around the JFK assassination, as mere "coincidence"? BTW Larry - I am reading "Someone Would Have Talked" and I am thoroughly fascinated by the level of detail and connections you make throughout this finely crafted book. Thanks.
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    I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

    Denny, Very good summary of the wounds and very probable shot sequences and damage, all based on facts, evidence and statements from experienced medical professionals before the coverup machine manufactured the lone shooter story. You could add to your list however something along the lines of "In the same fraction of a second that JFK was hit in the back of the head, another round came from the front, striking him on the right temple area above the right eye at the hairline. This caused a massive blowout of the back rear portion of his skull, some of which coated Officer Hargis to JFK's left rear with blood and brain matter, and sent a large fragment of his skull flying to the left rear into the grass of the plaza to be found by Harper the next day." (I think it was the next day, could have been 11/22.) Adding in this and the shots that wounded Connally would make it complete in my opinion. The behavior/ballistics of FMJ rounds and fragmenting rounds are very different in reality; only with the MC ammo can one find one study that FMJ rounds behave significantly different based on where they strike the body. Apparently, when they cause 7 wounds in two men, including one of the hardest bones in the body (JBC's wrist), we can expect MC FMJ rounds to remain nearly pristine. When the same round hits one man in the skull, we can expect them to fragment apart. Like many other areas of the JFK assassination, everyday reality, observations and physics must give way to special and illogical physics-defying behavior in this one case, on that one day, as related to that one man who fired that one type of ammo from that one rifle from that one window. Any other day, any other murder would follow everyday procedures and physics. Thank you.
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    I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

    David, Can you please offer an explanation on how a FMJ round could leave a trail of small fragments in JFK's head (From James D's post for reference: 7. Do you mean the trail of particles that Humes wrote about which he said went from the bottom of the skull in the rear to the top connecting that trail? Except that when Jeremy Gunn showed him the x ray in the archives today, and asked him if he saw that, Humes said, no its not there.) while the exact same type of round made 7 wounds in JFK and JBC and came out nearly pristine as CE399? I'm curious how two identical FMJ rounds can behave so differently; I would think that only a frangible / explosive round could cause the damage in JFK's head and leave the dust trail of lead. Thanks Rick
  9. Just read both interviews on JFK Countercoup2 with Tosh Plumlee. He offers insights into Roselli, Nicoletti and others and their involvement in the Dealey Plaza operation. He sounds reasonable and credible in these interviews; maybe they are old news here but it was sure new to me. Connections with military intelligence abound. Roscoe White being in Hawaii when LHO was there. LHO present at the "Illusionary Warfare Training at Nagshead, North Carolina in 1959 prior to him going to language school and going to Russia." Both White and LHO undergoing jungle warfare training. His view of the assassination from the south knoll, after he and his partner Sergio searched the site for sniper teams. My only wish is that there was a plat of Dealey Plaza where he could point out where he was, and where the three shooting teams were. Each team consisting of a spotter, shooter and breakdown man. He smelled gunpowder at the south knoll. Much good information here that helps round out what happened that day. Thanks
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    I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

    David, Your post brings to mind two questions I have: 1. Did LHO use the same type of ammo in those 4 rounds? (Type being full metal jacket, jacketed hollow point (JHP), or frangible, etc.) 2. Why didn't LHO load the MC clip full? It holds 6 rounds and there was evidence of only 4 in the TSBD. Thanks
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    I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

    Andrej, Not to mention the nose-witnesses who said they smelled gunsmoke in DP at the time of the shootings (Sen. Ralph Yarborough, etc.). There is no way gunsmoke could have wafted down Elm all the way down from the easternmost 6th floor window of the TSBD. I'm guessing DVP and others will say they were mistaken.... Thanks
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    Umbrella Man pic?

    Joe, As always, I appreciate your revealing and reasonable posts / replies. I think you can add to this odd behavior the DCM pumping his fist up and down at the same time as UM is pumping the umbrella up and down, right at the section of Elm marked by the yellow painted curbs and right at the kill zone where a "flurry of shots" entered the limo right as Greer slowed to nearly a stop as complicit in the plot, guiding the shooters to keep firing. Thanks
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    VInce Palamara - Why is there a SS agent

    Thanks, David. My misunderstanding that the film didn't have to be turned around. Yet, the narrator in the original video relates the motorcade section of the film as giving him time to turn the film around which you've proven happened before Mr. Z got to DP that day. Still makes me wonder what they (Hawkeyeworks / NPIC) didn't want anyone to see by removing that Elm turn section of the film.... Thanks
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    VInce Palamara - Why is there a SS agent

    Keyva, Why do you think he says twice "Zapruder had time to turn his film around"? A 16mm film does not need to be "turned around" by the camera operator. This is done by the development lab, who slits it into (2) 8mm sections, turns the latter section to the end of the first, to make one long 8mm film ready for the projector. He's using this as an excuse for the missing gap of film of the limo making the turn onto Elm. Thoughts? Thanks
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    Umbrella Man pic?

    David, If it was truly a protest, why was he not elsewhere on the several miles of motorcade route? Why was he standing right in the yellow-painted curb kill zone, pumping it up and down just as shots came into the limo, exactly at the same time DCM pumped his fist up and down ("form on me")? Way too many "coincidences" for him to just randomly show up and protest at that place, at that time. No doubt those who invested in the BOP were seething at JFK for lack of air protection - I think some of them participated in a "protest" with bullets and coordination, not with an umbrella. Thanks
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