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There are 100 and one reasons to read KennedysandKing.com, the must-read website on the 1960s political assassinations and the global-secutity-state-foreign-policy world. Jim DiEugenio's bailiwick. 

The 101st reason: https://www.kennedysandking.com/john-f-kennedy-articles/the-strange-strange-story-of-governor-connally-s-shirt-coat-and-congressman-henry-b-gonzalez

Somehow, Governor Connally's shirt and suit jacket, pierced by assassination-day bullets and primary evidence in the crime of the century, end up in a Congressman's closet for two weeks, get professionally cleaned and pressed, and five months later finally arrive at the FBI lab in DC, after being handled by multiple parties.   

And if that ain't strange enough, the clothes may have even figured in the tough Philly DA Richard Sprague departing his job as the first chief counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassiations, a near-crippling blow to the JFKA investigation, as it turned out. 

You can't make this stuff up. 

 

 

 

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On 11/21/2021 at 12:51 AM, Benjamin Cole said:

There are 100 and one reasons to read KennedysandKing.com, the must-read website on the 1960s political assassinations and the global-secutity-state-foreign-policy world. Jim DiEugenio's bailiwick. 

The 101st reason: https://www.kennedysandking.com/john-f-kennedy-articles/the-strange-strange-story-of-governor-connally-s-shirt-coat-and-congressman-henry-b-gonzalez

Somehow, Governor Connally's shirt and suit jacket, pierced by assassination-day bullets and primary evidence in the crime of the century, end up in a Congressman's closet for two weeks, get professionally cleaned and pressed, and five months later finally arrive at the FBI lab in DC, after being handled by multiple parties.   

And if that ain't strange enough, the clothes may have even figured in the tough Philly DA Richard Sprague departing his job as the first chief counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassiations, a near-crippling blow to the JFKA investigation, as it turned out. 

You can't make this stuff up. 

 

 

 

Benjamin,

Thanks for writing that article. You are right, of course, about the preposterously indifferent reaction by officialdom to the Connally clothing.

But we all know (don't we?) why the authorities had no interest in a careful scientific examination of Connally's clothing - such examination would reveal ballistic evidence completely incompatible with the "official" solution!

All of the powers that be were determined to frame our "Oswald" (he was dead, after all) and all were determined NOT to muddy the waters with evidence of a conspiracy. So of course they didn't want Connally's clothing (until it was too late to do anything.)

As a side question: could the presence of copper traces in the bullet holes on the front of Connally's clothing (and their absence at the back) be evidence of a shot from the front?

 

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Oh, one other thing:

I suspect the reason for the curious omission of Governor Connally's trousers from the evidence turned over to Gonzalez had something to do with the fact that, as of Friday evening, Governor Connally still had a bullet in his leg!

Yes, that's right - Connally still had a bullet in his leg, long after Darryl Thomlinson had discovered the stretcher bullet.

Further, the Warren Commission went to absurd lengths to pretend that Connally's surgeon, Dr. Robert Shaw, did NOT say anything about it, even though Shaw's press conference was covered by numerous members of the print, TV, and radio media!

The WC claimed they knew nothing of Shaw's Friday statements, and even claimed there was neither a transcript nor any record of this press conference.

Yet Shaw told the world that " The bullet IS in the leg. It hasn't been removed. This is a very insignificant factor, though. It will be removed . . ."

Dr. Robert Shaw (inadvertently) destroyed the entire Single Bullet Theory!

The WC didn't dare impeach him, so they had to ignore this and pretend he never said this!

Watch and hear it for yourself, beginning at the 4:50 mark: 

 

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7 hours ago, Paul Jolliffe said:

Oh, one other thing:

I suspect the reason for the curious omission of Governor Connally's trousers from the evidence turned over to Gonzalez had something to do with the fact that, as of Friday evening, Governor Connally still had a bullet in his leg!

Yes, that's right - Connally still had a bullet in his leg, long after Darryl Thomlinson had discovered the stretcher bullet.

Further, the Warren Commission went to absurd lengths to pretend that Connally's surgeon, Dr. Robert Shaw, did NOT say anything about it, even though Shaw's press conference was covered by numerous members of the print, TV, and radio media!

The WC claimed they knew nothing of Shaw's Friday statements, and even claimed there was neither a transcript nor any record of this press conference.

Yet Shaw told the world that " The bullet IS in the leg. It hasn't been removed. This is a very insignificant factor, though. It will be removed . . ."

Dr. Robert Shaw (inadvertently) destroyed the entire Single Bullet Theory!

The WC didn't dare impeach him, so they had to ignore this and pretend he never said this!

Watch and hear it for yourself, beginning at the 4:50 mark: 

 

Paul J.-

Thank you for reading and your comments. 

I share your suspicions regarding the treatment of Connally's clothes post-JFKA. 

As for the direction of Connally's main injuries, the attending physician Robert Shaw and Connally himself said the Governor was hit from behind.  This does not appear controversial. 

I do not believe Dr. Shaw was told what to say, as he offered plenty of testimony that contradicts the SBT, such as the bullet that struck the Governor was not tumbling, and that Connally's wrist injuries could have come from yet another and separate bullet. 

Connally's wrist injuries are a whole topic in themselves.  The doctor who attended to Connally's wrist thought the wound had been inflicted by a bullet shard or fragment, rather than a whole bullet.  There is also the question of how the missile entered the dorsal side of Connally's wrist (the top side, or where you wear a watch). 

In short, there are good grounds to believe Connally's wrist was struck another and separate missile. 

In short, Connally's injuries do not accord with the SBT. 

My guess on the Connally clothes is that Cliff Carter instinctively moved to hide evidence, perhaps deducing that if JFK had been shot in Texas, then who knows where the trail to the guilty might lead. Gonzalez was a cowed cut-out, and Mrs Connally did as told. 

Thanks again for reading and thinking.  

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