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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #94)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 12:44 PM

101. Really?

So Oswald took a shot at Edwin Walker and "had no profile of a lone nut"? Really? The evidence all says he did it. Motive is an irrelevancy. We can speculate on his motive; his wife testified to the Warren Commission and the HSCA of his antipathy to John Connally (because Connally was the Secretary of the Navy who refused to upgrade Oswald's Marine Corps discharge to honorable); Oswald was pro-Castro and JFK was anti-Castro. Claiming he had no possible motive when multiple possible motives are suggested from the evidence is absurd.

And the timing of the shots is not only not impossible, it's quite possible and has been recreated by marksmen firing identical rifles at identical distances from the same elevation at a moving target.



Here's someone with an identical rifle who fires SIX shots in 5.1 seconds:



The timing of the shots is quite possible and you can't say that there was only one second between the second and third shot; if the shots that struck were the second and third then there's 5 seconds between them.


Magic bullet, not magic, not beyond any plausibility. Connally? Sitting six inches below and three inches inboard of Kennedy and turned to his extreme right when the shot struck. The trajectory of the bullet that entered Kennedy's upper back and exited his throat lines up with the entry wound on Connally. This has been established from photographic analysis and computer modelling. Claiming it's impossible is ignoring the evidence.



The fragments? not "significant"; the total weight can't be known but from the size and number of the fragments and the known weight of the fragments recovered the estimated total loss of weight from the bullet is in the vicinity of 2-4 grains of lead.

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