In the above cropped Altgens’ photo, President Kennedy’s limousine has turned into Elm Street and has passed the entrance to the Book Depository. President Kennedy has just been hit in the throat by a bullet and has raised his arms. His fists are clenched in pain. This shot came from the front, as verified by doctors at Parkland Hospital who confirmed that this was an entrance wound.
In the doorway of the Texas School Book Depository stands Lee Harvey Oswald. It appears as if he has rushed down the School Book Depository steps when he heard a gun shot, perhaps after turning to go inside after President Kennedy’s went past. His left shoulder has dropped and his left hand looks like it is using the corner of the entrance for support as he tries to see what is happening.
Although the photograph has been altered to make it appear that he is someone else (for example, his hair is receding and the shirt has been made to appear as if it has a checkered pattern to it), the over and under shirts hang identically on the body when compared to the photograph after Lee Oswald was arrested, on right. Note also that the only visible sleeve falls down over his wrist and looks like it was unbuttoned. In fact, it looks like a linen shirt with a distinct weave. Note also how loose-fitting it is and that he didn’t have all the buttons done up. The following photograph offers a closer look at the shirt, and also the old white t-shirt he wore underneath with its distinctly stretched neck that made it look a v-neck from a distance.
I was fifteen when an assassin’s bullet ended President Kennedy’s life. Living in Australia, I recall the deep shock I felt; that the country felt. John Kennedy’s presidency, which encapsulated for me the hope for peace and an end to the fear of communism, was now in tatters. Two days later Jack Ruby murdered the suspected assassin, ‘a lone nut’ with Russian connections by the name of Lee Harvey Oswald. It was the first and only time I have ever seen someone murdered in real life on television.
Perhaps the memory of President Kennedy’s assassination would have remained much as it was, embedded in shock within a fifteen-year-old mind if I had not heard earlier this year, a story that the American comedian, Bill Hicks, told. It went something like this:
You know, I have this vision that every time a new American president is elected, after he’s sworn in on the Whitehouse lawn he’s taken down into a room in the Whitehouse basement, and he’s shown the film…the real film, of what happened at Dealey Plaza.
Dealey Plaza? At fifteen I took no notice of where President Kennedy’s assassination took place, so I was shocked to discover that this is what Bill Hicks was referring to. Intrigued to know more about the details of what happened that history-changing day, and how and why it may be still affecting us in the present after the re-election of Barack Obama who, five years ago, falsely inspired Americans and others to begin to hope for peace and a better deal for the working poor, I began to dig and probe.
The very first thing that startled me about the assassination was the fact that so many witnesses met sudden, untimely, and often tragic deaths – usually prior to giving evidence before the Warren Commission. Because this also happened with the 9/11 Commission, I began to wonder what the Warren Commission didn’t want people to know. I certainly learned what they wanted people to believe:
1. That there was only one assassin (a lone nut).
2. Only three shots were fired.
3. All shots were fired from the ‘sniper’s nest’ on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository.
4. Two bullets hit President Kennedy from behind: one went through his back, came out his throat and went on to hit Governor Connally in three places (known as the magic bullet), and the other hit the back of his head and came out at his right temple.
Former President Lyndon Johnson admitted to Walter Cronkite in and interview at his ranch in 1969, that “others” may have been involved in President Kennedy’s assassination. I did have a video of this interview, but as with many videos that reveal even a snippet of truth, it has disappeared from the internet. Many people had uploaded it to their You Tube accounts, and in each one, the video was no longer available. This in itself should tell us something!
Ahah! I have just found a video that has not been deleted. I have again embedded it below, but if it should disappear again, I have included a transcript below.
Walter Cronkite asked Johnson then whether he was satisfied there was no international conspiracy in the assassination.
Lyndon Johnson replied, “I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever been completely relieved of the fact that there might have been international connections… Well I have not fully discounted…
Mr Johnson went on to talk about the job the Warren Commission members did, and their merits, and ended saying this:
I think they were competent and did the best they could. But I don’t think that they, or me, or anyone else is always absolutely sure of every ah thing that might have motivated Oswald…or uh others…that uh…could have been involved.
This segment was deleted from the original broadcast of this interview at Mr Johnson’s request on the grounds of “national security.”
When Lyndon Johnson took over Kennedy’s presidency, the fear of communism spread like a fast growing cancer, finally extinguishing the hope for peace when he took America into the Vietnam War. And then he visited Australia to take our young men into war as well, fooling us into believing a manufactured lie about the spread of communism. To this day I still remember the haunting slogans of his visit: “All the way with LBJ.”
Conscription pulled our young men into a war many were against. For the unlucky ones who were conscripted, life was just beginning after leaving school. I remember their fear, and knew they didn’t want to die. But in wars there are inevitable deaths, and 521 of Australia’s young men did not return. I also remember my tears over a neighbour who died when his plane was shot down. I now ask, “For what?”
It is a question we need to ask about all the wars our governments lead us into through lies and deceit.
In light of a huge amount of probing into President Kennedy’s assassination, I have unearthed some more findings (some new and surprising) which I am currently collating. I will continue to add to this post as I verify my sources. In the meantime, I invite you to view some revealing videos below on President Kennedy’s assassination.
Videos on President Kennedy’s Assassination
In cooperation with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, EarthCam has positioned a webcam in the southeast window on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository in Dallas. This is the site where an assassin is alleged to have fired the shots that killed President John F. Kennedy and severely wounded Texas Governor John Connally as the presidential motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963.
Warning: Contains swearing but is an excellent parody of what took place in Dealey Plaza.
At the 43 second mark, Jack Ruby is clearly visible in centre frame. In this video Oswald clearly says, “I’m just a patsy” (3:12) and “I emphatically deny these charges” (4:47).
This video is similar to the one above but contains footage other than at the Dallas Police Department. The scene where Jack Ruby shoots Lee Oswald is at the 6:03 mark.
The son of a former Pentagon Counter Intelligence officer breaks the story of how his father, a Military agency insider (Col. Christensen), reveals to his family what actually happened in Dallas on 11/22/63… and why it happened (2:54).
It is ‘interesting’ that this video is no longer available. Disappeared down the rabbit hole or something. I guess Washington does not want you to know the truth.
Oliver Stone discusses the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, which was chronicled in his blockbuster film, “JFK.”
The Men Who Killed Kennedy is a video documentary series by Nigel Turner that originally aired in 1988 in England with two one-hour segments about the John F. Kennedy assassination. The United States corporation, Arts & Entertainment Company, purchased the rights to the original two segments. Three one-hour segments were added in 1991. A sixth segment was added in 1995. Finally, three additional hourly segments were added by the History Channel in November 2003. The ninth segment, titled “The Guilty Men”, directly implicated Lyndon B. Johnson. Within days, Johnson’s widow, Lady Bird Johnson, more of his surviving associates, ex-President Jimmy Carter, and the lone, living Warren Commission commissioner and ex-President Gerald R. Ford immediately complained to the History Channel. They subsequently threatened legal action against Arts & Entertainment Company, owner of the History Channel. “The Guilty Men” segment was completely withdrawn by the History Channel. Also during the series, French prisoner Christian David named Lucien Sarti as one of three French criminals hired to carry out the assassination of Kennedy, when he was interviewed by author Anthony Summers. This claim is one of the most strongly investigated theories presented on the show.
Judyth Vary Baker reveals her love affair with Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans in 1963 in the hope of proving his innocence. Startling new information is learned about Lee, including the purpose of his trip to Mexico a few months before President Kennedy’s assassination, and that he tried unsuccessfully to change the course of events that were leading to Kennedy’s death.
Ms Baker has written a book about her affair with Lee Owswald entitled Me and Lee. More information can be found on her website.