Researchers challenge Kennedy lone gunman theory

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  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bullet analysis used to justify the lone assassin theory behind President John F. Kennedy's assassination is based on flawed evidence, according to a team of researchers including a former top FBI scientist.

    Writing in the Annals of Applied Statistics, the researchers urged a reexamination of bullet fragments from the 1963 shooting in Dallas to confirm the number of bullets that struck Kennedy.

    Official investigations during the 1960s concluded that Kennedy was hit by two bullets fired by Lee Harvey Oswald.

    But the researchers, including former FBI lab metallurgist William Tobin, said new chemical and statistical analyses of bullets from the same batch used by Oswald suggest that more than two bullets could have struck the president.

    "Evidence used to rule out a second assassin is fundamentally flawed," the researchers said in their article.

    "If the assassination (bullet) fragments are derived from three or more separate bullets, then a second assassin is likely."

    The Kennedy assassination set off a whirlwind of theories about who killed the 46-year-old president.

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission, concluded in 1964 that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, fired three shots, one of which missed the president's car. There have been many challenges to its conclusions over the years.

    The House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations concluded that Oswald was probably part of a conspiracy that could have included a second gunman who fired but missed Kennedy.

    The panel's supporting evidence was a bullet analysis that said fragments collected from the site were too similar to be from more than two slugs.

    But the latest report found that many bullets from the same batch used by Oswald had a similar composition.

    "Further, we found that one of the thirty bullets analyzed in our study also compositionally matched one of the fragments from the assassination," the article said.

    "This finding means that the bullet fragments from the assassination that match could have come from three or more separate bullets."
  2. bigdaddy40

    bigdaddy40 Monkey+++

    ya.....that certainly explains the video showing his head exploding, chunks of brain and tissue blown BACKWARDS and being thrown BACK in his seat

    the kill shot was so obviously from the front, it boggles my mind that anyone could possibly believe the warren commission
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    At the sure and certain risk of pointing out a bit of factual trivia, when meteors hit the earth, there is a massive ejection of material from the impact point. Yes, flesh is different, but is bone? (I can't counter the falling backward so readily, but would not be too surprised if there is something in physics that can. Not to mention that he may have been starting a move in that direction anyway.) Anyway, I think it is less obvious than you do. [dunno]

    In any case, it's time to let the man rest. ditto the conspiracy theories. Thus spake me, and me only. [booze]
  4. bigdaddy40

    bigdaddy40 Monkey+++

    correct. the ejection of material goes in the opposite direction of the impact. same with bullets.

    look at the video in slow motion. it's positively clear the kill shot came from the front
  5. jim

    jim Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Playing Devil's advocate here: if the above statement is true, and matter is ejected toward the direction the projectile came from, what about a rifle slug that completely penetrates a human skull forming a trail of matter in the bullets wake after it has exited? Which will be more visible or extreme?
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