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Who shot JFK?

Postby opie22002 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:53 pm

Yes, that question turns 50 years old at the end of the month. So who do you think did it?

I just watched the Reelz program called JFK: The Smoking Gun. It was fascinating. However, the more I learn about the assassination, the less I feel I know.
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby Shyster on Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:56 pm

Shyster in the Irrational Pet Peeves thread wrote:I don’t care who killed John F. Kennedy. I don’t care if it was the Russians; I don’t care if it was the Cubans; I don’t care if it was the Mob; I don’t care if it was Lyndon Johnson; I don’t care if it was the vengeful spirit of Marilyn Monroe. I don't care.
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:58 pm

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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby Grunthy on Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:59 pm

Cared enough to post in this thread... :pop:
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:06 pm

I got big into this on the 25th anniversary, read half a dozen conspiracy books and whatnot. None of them make any sense when they start talking about who actually did it (one even asserts that Kennedy was shot by the Secret Service from within the motorcade itself), but there are some serious questions over some of the physical evidence. The only one that really sticks in my craw is CE399 - so so-called 'magic bullet'.

I don't have a problem with the flight path of the bullet being odd (which is easily explained), I don't even have a problem with one bullet causing seven non-fatal wounds in two large-framed adult men and remaining 'pristine' (the word often associated with this piece of evidence, even tho it actually is somewhat distorted). What I have a problem with is the way the Warren Commission (thanks, Arlen Specter) contrived to make the crime fit the evidence rather than seek evidence that explains the crime. And that the bullet cited as CE399 didn't lose enough of its grain weight to have left all the bullet fragments recovered from Kennedy and Connolly.... which, for the single-bullet theory to be correct it would have had to have done. I believe there was more material recovered from Connolly's wrist wound than CE399 lost, never mind the fragments taken out of the other six wounds this missile allegedly caused.

Some say that this fact alone points to a conspiracy. I don't go that far, preferring instead to simply call it shoddy investigatory practices.

I don't have a hard time believing Oswald pulled the trigger in Dallas, but I also don't think it out of the realm of possibility to think he wasn't alone.
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:19 pm

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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby Hockeynut! on Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:27 pm

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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby Kaizer on Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:39 pm

he was trying to get us to the moon, so klaus adler put him down.
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby columbia on Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:44 pm

I feel certain that we'll never know the whole story.
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby mac5155 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:03 pm

Friends of mine were jfk and Jackie for Halloween. Perfect costume. He was bloody, she was wearing a pink suit.
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby GaryRissling on Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:08 pm

It's not a conspiracy theory to state that the Warren Report is bunk. And it is. The pristine bullet that tif mentioned is beyond reason (not to mention the circumstances regarding it's recovery).

It matters less to me who did it than the fact that the government was able to successfully manufacture a narrative which has stood as the official record despite its implausibility. IMO it should have ramifications through today as to how much one should trust the voracity of any claims made by our government. *cough* Iranian nuclear program *cough*
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby offsides on Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:13 pm

mac5155 wrote:Friends of mine were jfk and Jackie for Halloween. Perfect costume. He was bloody, she was wearing a pink suit.


Man is this disgusting to me. Guess I'm just getting too old.
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby FreeCandy44 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:14 pm

Whose got the brain of jfk
Whats it mean to us now?

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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:36 pm

offsides wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Friends of mine were jfk and Jackie for Halloween. Perfect costume. He was bloody, she was wearing a pink suit.


Man is this disgusting to me. Guess I'm just getting too old.


Less disgusting, more not funny/relevant
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby Godric on Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:38 pm

Wasn't there a theory that bush senior had him killed
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby Rylan on Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:42 pm

Godric wrote:Wasn't there a theory that bush senior had him killed


There is a theory that it was a very large conspiracy that had him killed. It also included Lyndon Johnson and Nixon IIRC.
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:46 pm

Godric wrote:Wasn't there a theory that bush senior had him killed


Bush Sr wasn't really a factor in the national scene in 1963, and ran for Senate in 1964. I highly doubt he wad involved. LBJ? Absolutely. He was quite Machiavellian
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:51 pm

There were also theories on Castro, the KGB, the Mafia, etc. etc.

Pretty much, if they existed around that time and had a reason to dislike JFK, there's probably a conspiracy theory about them.
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby SolidSnake on Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:00 pm

Hockeynut! wrote:Image

I'm going with this
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby Willie Kool on Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:01 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
Godric wrote:Wasn't there a theory that bush senior had him killed


Bush Sr wasn't really a factor in the national scene in 1963, and ran for Senate in 1964. I highly doubt he wad involved. LBJ? Absolutely. He was quite Machiavellian


Prescott Bush most certainly was, though...

With Ike:

Image

And I just love this one, Nixon looks like such a tool.

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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby npv708 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:37 pm

Everybody's favorite political quote machine Larry Sabato had an interesting tidbit in his new JFK book about the scanner traffic audio during the shooting, which was crucial to the HSCA investigation.

"His conclusion: Contrary to the 1979 report, sounds previously believed to be gunshots, which led the committee to conclude that assassin Lee Harvey Oswald acted in tandem with a co-conspirator, are actually mechanical sounds from a motorcycle policeman, who was located miles away from the assassination scene."

"His conclusion: Contrary to the 1979 report, sounds previously believed to be gunshots, which led the committee to conclude that assassin Lee Harvey Oswald acted in tandem with a co-conspirator, are actually mechanical sounds from a motorcycle policeman, who was located miles away from the assassination scene."


http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/s ... 98245.html
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby Godric on Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:57 pm





#tinfoilhat
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby 71Aj66ax87 on Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:36 am

Elmer Fudd.
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby pensfan1989 on Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:53 am

Did Sean Connery give Nicholas Cage the real answer to this?

I think the film file was hidden in a church seat in Ft. Walton, Kansas
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Re: Who shot JFK?

Postby canaan on Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:25 am

Kaizer wrote:he was trying to get us to the moon, so klaus adler put him down.

heil Adler
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