Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nov 22, the simplest and most complex

The Crime of the 20th Century.

November 22, even the mention of the date will always make me sad. I am absolutely convinced that the assassination was the result of a conspiracy, and that there was more than one shooter. The only way there could have been a lone gunman would be if the "single bullet" fabrication was possible. Ballistics and other evidence from that day do not support it. Three shots: two hits and one miss. One of the shots hits JFK and Connally both, and manages to exit leaving more fragments behind than it was actually missing. When that 3-shot theory breaks down, then the lone gunman theory breaks down too. It's that simple. [JFK Lancer ballistics page] It's the only simple part of this whole incident though, and as far as I'm concerned, it's still unsolved.

Previous November 22 postings

My recommended JFK assassination reading list:

JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy by Col. L. Fletcher Prouty

Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy
by Jim Marrs

On the Trail of the Assassins: My Investigation and Prosecution of the Murder of President Kennedy by Jim Garrison

Coup D'etat in America: The CIA and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy by Alan J Weberman, Michael Canfield

There are quite a few more that I've read and recommend, and lots that I haven't read too. Note: Oliver Stone had good intentions by bringing this stuff to the screen, but I dislike the fact that he changed things in order to make a movie out of it (as always must be done unless you are doing a documentary). This stuff is convoluted enough without making up composite characters, rearranging the timeline and stuff like that. Don't get the story from that. Consider the source, always.

6 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So who were the conspirators -- the CIA or the mafia? Or someone else?

Blueberry said...

My very unimportant opinion is that there were many things that failed miserably and inexplicably that day and in the investigation that followed that were not under the control of the mob.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

i think it was the cia and the mafia together..the cia hated him (as did most people that were involved with the bay of pig fiasco) and the mafia was pissed because jfk's brother bobby wouldn't leave them alone even thought he knew that if it wasn't for them he wouldn't have won the election..It's a day I won't forget..I was watching tv when oswald got shot and my first thought was.'fuck I know that dude..'meaning jack ruby..I had met him when i was 14 years old when he asked me to be a stripper..said ..gee i dont think my daddy would let me im only 14..and then they threw me out of the carosel..ha..

Blueberry said...

ydg! You've got a Jack Ruby story!

I was absolutely obsessed with the Kennedys back then, (I was 10 in 1963) I had idolized them like rock stars, inc. Jackie and John-John and Caroline, RFK too. Yeah, lots of people had motive and means, all right. There was hate a-plenty in lots of camps, including mafia.

My mother got interested in the first conspiracy books that showed up and I caught the interest from her, started reading them.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great background stories, Blueberry and YDG!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I think I have 5-6 of those conspiracy books..I bought evry book i could find on the kennedys ..very very interesting people..