Tim Gratz Posted March 11, 2005 Share Posted March 11, 2005 (edited) Mark Howell and I published an article in today's Solares Hill (Key West Citizen) re Gerry Hemming's recent disclosures to us. As soon as I obtain a Word-compatible copy of the article, I will post it here. For now, I want to summarize part of the article, re GPH's understanding of a shooter on the 6th floor of the TSBD. I will include one disclosure he made that we chose not to print. I am sure mbers will find it interesting and of course I invite your comments. As you know, Gerry was in contact with the intelligence agencies of several right-wing Central American countries. He states that one of these agencies had a tape recording of a German-speaking man who shot from the sixth floor of the TSBD. I do not believe Gerry actually heard the recording but its content was relayed to him by a source in that agency. (He can correct me if I am wrong.) He states this man was shooting not from the sniper's next on the SE end of the sixth floor of the TSBD but from the window on the west end of the sixth floor. He also states (this is the part we decided not to put in the newspaper) that this German-speaking man had no interest in killing Kennedy. He had a contract to kill Connally, and he was shooting at Connally. GPH states that Connally may have been hit in the front by this man as Connally turned toward JFK after he heard the first shot. Larry Hancock was kind enough to check his photographic records of the assassination and he states that by this time indeed Connally had turned far enough around that he COULD have been hit in the front if the trajectory was from the west end of the TSBD. Larry also tells me that photos show that the window on the west end of the sixth floor was open. Larry also says there is a photo of one or more witnesses on the grassy knoll who are pointing toward the west end of the TSBD, not toward the "sniper's nest". GPH says he tried to convince Stone to show a shot from the west end window of the TSBD in "JFK" butt Stone was not interested in doing so, for whatever reason. GPH states this German-speaking sixth floor shooter was using a broom-handled mauser with a long-barrel, a telescopic sight and a silencer. He states that it was the same type of weapon the George Kennedy character used to shoot at the Clint Eastwood character in the movie "Thunderfoot and Lighting", if anyone has a copy of that movie. An obvious question arises. Presumably someone was framing LHO as a sixth floor shooter, e.g. leaving the "Oswald rifle" hidden on the sixth floor. Why then the silencer? And since some witnesses heard shots from the sixth floor were there two shooters on the sixth floor, one shooting at JFK and one shooting at Connally? A separate Connally shooter, as improbable as it may appear at first blush, may resolve the issue of Connally's wounds. And if the sniper on the west end was shooting at Kennedy but hit Connally by mistake, he was, for a professional killer, a phenomenally poor shot. Well, this ought to generate some discussion, I'm sure! Edited March 11, 2005 by Tim Gratz Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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