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45. Excellent reply. Reagan came literally within an inch of death.
Fri Nov 24, 2023, 09:00 AM
Nov 2023

I believe that I read that Hinckley's bullet missed Reagan's aorta by an inch.

I have visited Dealy Plaza. The shots were not challenging.

Gerald Posner's book explores the order of the shots and the pathes of the bullets. Posner writes about the findings of a firm known as Failure Analysis. According to the firm's findings, the group of three shots took place over an interval of nine seconds. In looking at the Zapruder film, one sees Kennedy in the limousine moving towards the Stemmons Freeway sign which temporarily blocks his appearance on the film. When the president emerges from behind the sign, the president's arms and fists are raised up in an odd appearance. The Failure Analysis conclusion is that the president underwent what is known as the Thornburn Reaction. The second bullet grazed his spinal cord and set off an instantaneous neuorological reaction which caused the president's hands to clench and his arms to rise. Jackie turned to him in astonishment because of his raised arms. It was not apparent that the president had been hit, and no Secret Service agent was drawing any handgun in preparation to discharge it as some conspiracy theories state. As for the tragectory of that second bullet which traveled through the President's neck and struck Governor Connally, the governor related on Larry King Live the sequence of events which explains the bullet's path. The governor heard the first shot. Fearing that the president was hit, he turned to his right to look back to the rear seat of the limousine. At that time, the second bullet was fired, and it traveled through the president's neck, tumbled, and, in a broad-wise position, hit the back of the governor whose body had been turned part-way backward to view the president. To me, this theory is logical. I keep an open mind, and I am willing to process any new information which might come along. However, my opinion is that Oswald was the only shooter in Dealy Plaza that day. Whether some sinister party had prior knowledge of his intentions is another issue, but I strongly lean to the conclusion that this horrific tragedy constituted a crime of opportunity on the part of Oswald.

Did Oswald act alone? [View all] gopiscrap Nov 2023 OP
With all due respect, anciano Nov 2023 #1
oswaldactedalone oswaldactedalone Nov 2023 #2
I don't believe you ColinC Nov 2023 #28
Kennedy was shot from the front. underpants Nov 2023 #3
I will listen to the Rob Reiner podcasts and see what I think after that. n/t rzemanfl Nov 2023 #4
I've listened through episode three dflprincess Nov 2023 #11
Thank you. I have yet to start on it. rzemanfl Nov 2023 #20
Define "Alone" ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #5
I read he was hoping to eventually catch a bus to Mexico liberalmediaaddict Nov 2023 #17
One writer suggested that Oswald intended to revisit Ret. Gen. Walker. John1956PA Nov 2023 #27
Oswald was a patsy. Butterflylady Nov 2023 #6
I'm not sure why it would require intelligence... TwilightZone Nov 2023 #8
I've always wondered why an innocent patsy would shoot Officer Tippet when confronted. Mister Ed Nov 2023 #16
Then other Presidential assassins were "patsys" too. Archae Nov 2023 #57
My Pet Theory moondust Nov 2023 #7
Good Point nt GuppyGal Nov 2023 #12
Yes he was. LeftInTX Nov 2023 #21
He didn't really fall out with them. moondust Nov 2023 #24
Oswald cared more about being a big man exboyfil Nov 2023 #31
Oswald acted alone but shot him from the grassy knoll. Poiuyt Nov 2023 #9
I just watched a documentary called What the Doctors Saw. intheflow Jan 29 #58
As with any such plan, make sure consistent and confusing realities.. chouchou Nov 2023 #10
I don't care... brooklynite Nov 2023 #13
The dead giveaway is Jack Ruby Polybius Nov 2023 #14
Ruby was a manic depressive liberalmediaaddict Nov 2023 #18
That is not necessarily true. Chainfire Nov 2023 #52
The book Mortal Error is a good read. rickford66 Nov 2023 #15
Doesn't match the forensics exboyfil Nov 2023 #30
I had not heard of this book before. PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2023 #33
Read Posner for a short read or Bugliosi for a massive tome exboyfil Nov 2023 #41
Yes The Revolution Nov 2023 #19
He could have treestar Nov 2023 #22
I think it was a giant conspiracy involving Nixon, the mob, Jackie, the CIA, LBJ, the Bush family, and struggle4progress Nov 2023 #23
Don't forget the Illuminate, UN and UFOs, LeftInTX Nov 2023 #34
Sasquatch and Nessie of Loch Ness were also involved through the Trilateral Commission struggle4progress Nov 2023 #35
Booth was an actor not Oswald Johonny Nov 2023 #25
Message auto-removed Name removed Nov 2023 #26
Posner and Bugliosi convinced me Oswald acted alone exboyfil Nov 2023 #29
Oswald deservedly got pummeled by police at his arrest at the theater John1956PA Nov 2023 #32
Same guy you would expect would scream patsy exboyfil Nov 2023 #40
Forty years from now, they will review episodes from the History Channel and will wonder LeftInTX Nov 2023 #36
If you've never fired a weapon at someone you cannot imagine NoMoreRepugs Nov 2023 #37
We was a trained Marine and was firing at a slowly receding target (not moving side to side) exboyfil Nov 2023 #39
Not this shit again. Aristus Nov 2023 #38
I believe Oswald acted alone. But I also believe Edward de Vere wrote Shakespeare's plays. StevieM Nov 2023 #42
Unless there's evidence that he created plays by Ouija board Aristus Nov 2023 #43
Alone Willto Nov 2023 #44
Excellent reply. Reagan came literally within an inch of death. John1956PA Nov 2023 #45
Good summary exboyfil Nov 2023 #46
Thank you. Your remarks are likewise informative. John1956PA Nov 2023 #47
In Mortal Error the bullet comes from the rear. rickford66 Nov 2023 #49
Agreed exboyfil Nov 2023 #48
Nobody asks such a silly question about ExWhoDoesntCare Nov 2023 #50
I don't think he pulled a trigger. Rustynaerduwell Nov 2023 #51
There's no way an individual could shoot a president, with so many secret service and cops around. (sarcasm) usonian Nov 2023 #53
Of course not. Back and to the left. Rhiagel Nov 2023 #54
Don't think so, he did have the Warren Commission's help in taking credit, thou. republianmushroom Nov 2023 #55
Oswald - 88 yards; Whitman - 500 yards Kennah Nov 2023 #56
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