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  1. Other two factors in the ammunition topic are these: Why would the clip be partially loaded? It holds 6 rounds, but only 4 are found. With the most important target in the world, why would someone partially load the clip? Why / how would someone be so sure of their target and where the bullets were going to hit to load in one clip - in reverse order - ammunition with the specific types of bullets based on their use: FMJ to penetrate both JFK and JBC and be found virtually intact (544) and then frangible / JHP ammo to expand into the cloud of fragments found in JFK's skull? Being a firearm owner myself, every magazine is loaded with one and only one type of ammunition, 99% of the time from the same manufacturer. This to me is strong evidence of multiple firearms being used. Similar question can be asked of the pistol and casings from the Tippet murder - multiple manufacturers. Thanks
  2. I have two comments on this. 1. The synchronization for the shooters/spotters was managed in real time by three signals: a) umbrella man moving the umbrella up and down b) Voice/radios from DCM near umbrella man c) yellow-painted small sections of the Elm street curb. 2. The different types of bullets used (short load for the shallow back wound, FMJ/penetrating round for the neck wound and one of the frontal head shots, Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) or fragmentation bullets for the other head wounds) all implies multiple shooters / firearms. There is NO WAY one rifle with a partially loaded magazine would have 3 different rounds pre-loaded that way, let alone to keep track of what round should hit at what place on which body. Thanks
  3. Yep looks like it got taken down after I posted this, David.
  4. Just like the extant Zapruder film, this supposed raw footage is filled with cuts, jumps and splices. Just like when the limo is on Houston, you see the motorcycles then the limo is magically down Elm, this whole film seems to leap ahead in sequence in several places. Why can't we be allowed to view unedited raw original film of ANY aspect of the JFK assassination? The only reason film is edited is to tell the specific story the editors want it to tell - nothing more and nothing less. Thanks
  5. https://intel.securecomm.network/45files/JFK_FILES/ I hope that the fine researchers who are on this forum can make good use of these; I have no way of knowing if they were previously available before today. Thanks
  6. In the video of Dan Rather, around 4:30, Rather says "The car was moving all the time, the car never stopped." This lines up with the extant film but goes against many witnesses who said the limo did in fact slow to a stop. Thanks
  7. There is so much about this that is inconsistent with the extant version of the Z Film today, a few observations: - Around :35, Rather says a single Secret Service man was standing on the back bumper of the limo, not seen in the film today. - Around 2:30, Rather demonstrates how JBC turned to his right with his arm outstretched towards President Kennedy, not seen in the film today. - Around 2:39, Rather says JBC's white shirt is exposed and pointing "to the full view of the assassin's window", not seen in the film today (and virtually impossible given the curve in Elm away from the TSBD vantage point. - Around 2:59, Rather says a shot clearly hit JBC while in this outstretched, white shirt visible position, not seen in the film today. - Around 3:30, Rather says "his head went forward in a violent motion, pushing it down like this", and demonstrated by tucking his chin towards his chest, not seen in the film today. - Around 4:30, Rather says "The car was moving all the time, the car never stopped." This lines up with the extant film but goes against many witnesses who said the limo did in fact slow to a stop. - Around 4:45, Rather says the Secret Service man had a phone in his hand, not seen in the film today. - At 5:00, he sums up: "That's what the film of the assassination showed." This is either a complete lie on these points, or he was honest and saw a completely different film. There may be more anomalies, but these are what I noticed. Thanks
  8. Kevya, Your compass orientation is off by 180 degrees. Mr. Zapruder is at the west end of the pergola, the bench in your picture is at the east end. The entire northern knoll is (obviously) on the north side of Elm - your picture is facing north. Thanks Rick
  9. I imagine LBJ would not have let the opportunity pass him by to dig at Bobby deeper than the experience already did. From what I've read LBJ had the personality, motive and opportunity to do so. This to me is an extension of this not-so-famous post AF1 oath picture: Thanks
  10. John, I live here in north Texas, and have taken several pics in and around DP. Here is one pic I think is useful to your reply here that shows the whole area from above the Commerce Street section of the bridge over the TUP, just about directly above where James Tague was standing, about 15'-20' from the end of the bridge. The 2nd maroon vehicle in the center lane is right over the first "X" in the street; the maroon car downhill from that one is over the "head shot" X. This picture is from the southern end of the walkway, right at the gate leading to the parking lot behind the southern knoll: Thanks Rick
  11. A compelling list of books and documentaries in progress posted on 9/9/92020 by Bill Kelley: http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/2020/09/works-in-progress-re-political.html Thanks
  12. For those who think the body alteration before the autopsy is far-fetched, please explain the multiple records and witnesses of the multiple casket entries, multiple caskets, multiple wrappings of JFK's body and multiple conditions of the wounds, particularly the head and brain. Jim Jenkins, Paul O'connor, Jerrol Customer are completely credible and each present a very different story of the above than the "official" story. How could Jerrol Custer be walking JFK x-rays through the lobby at Bethesda when he saw Jackie and RFK arrive in the ambulance from Andrews that was carrying the heavy bronze Dallas casket? Either JFK's body was already present or it was in the caset in the ambulance. If he was not in the ambulance, he had to be removed at some point and placed into the shipping casket which arrived at 6:30. Thanks.
  13. Kathy, THANK YOU for doing this. Not all of us here are against Trump or blindly for him, most of us do our research, think for ourselves and support/vote accordingly. Seeing all the anti-Trump posts here was getting very tiresome, just as seeing anti-Clinton or anti-Biden posts would be. Now there's a separate playground for all that and this forum can go back to focusing on the coup that happened in 1963. Thank you!
  14. Greg, You mentioned this in your original post: "-- In this reconstruction, JFK's raising of his arms and elbows and appearing to be reaching both hands to his throat, of Zapruder, becomes a reaction not to the bullet of the rear occipital entrance and exiting through his throat--that shot has not happened yet--but rather is a reaction to the shot that hit JFK in the upper back." I cannot see anyone reacting to being shot in the back with both hands coming up to hold his throat. I could see his dominant hand reaching over his shoulder trying to get to his back like anyone would. JFK's only reaction to the back shot was what Kellerman said JFK said: "My God, I've been hit!". Which of course he could not have done had he been wounded in the throat at that time. I do think it's possible that this bullet came out in the car or in the hospital at some point since it didn't penetrate deeply. So, hit #1 on JFK was to his back, hit #2 was from the front, probably through the windshield into his throat (reference the list of medical professionals describing the throat would as an entrance in Cliff's reply on page 3 from Vincent Palamara's 2015 book "JFK: From Parkland To Bethesda" ). Where did that throat wound bullet end up? I personally believe removing that or other bullets and altering the trach wound in the throat into a large, message, jagged wound to make it look like an exit was part of the "pre-autopsy autopsy" conducted in the >1 hour time period between the multiple morgue entries. It also had to be when the head wound was enlarged and the brain removed per Paul O'Connor, all before the third morgue entrance with the bronze casket. The Z film showing the large orange blob/flap was in progress (ala Doug Horne's timeline with the NPIC events described by Dino B), and the body had to be changed to somewhat resemble the extant film. The Parkland doctors and medical professionals described nothing like what the Z film shows; the Z film shows nothing like what the Parkland doctors and medical professionals described. Thanks
  15. Well - what is seen on the Zapruder film was not described by any of the medical professionals who had ample opportunity and expertise to examine the entirety of the president's skull; a huge blob like what is shown in the film would have been mentioned by at least one of them. Your supposition that that very large blob / wound it was no longer observable because Jackie "pushed back together" just doesn't make any sense. Conversely, what was observed by the medical professionals at Parkland is not seen in the extant Zapruder film: a single large defect at the back of the head. What the Z film shows and what the doctors / nurses described at Parkland are too far apart to have any reasonable explanation. Thanks Rick
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