Skip to comments.Scientists Cast Doubt on Kennedy Bullet Analysis
Posted on 05/17/2007 8:06:33 AM PDT by mjp
Multiple Shooters Possible, Study Says
In a collision of 21st-century science and decades-old conspiracy theories, a research team that includes a former top FBI scientist is challenging the bullet analysis used by the government to conclude that Lee Harvey Oswald alone shot the two bullets that struck and killed President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The "evidence used to rule out a second assassin is fundamentally flawed," concludes a new article in the Annals of Applied Statistics written by former FBI lab metallurgist William A. Tobin and Texas A&M University researchers Cliff Spiegelman and William D. James.
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Where is the “Oh no, not this shit” guy?
Sitting here, saying: Oh no, not this shit again
What about the two shooters at the Lincoln assassination? You never hear about that.
“If the assassination fragments are derived from three or more separate bullets, then a second assassin is likely,” the researchers said.
So - there might have been three bullets, but there’s no positive indication that there were three bullets.
Oh, he’s still wrapped up in Scottish law.....
It always cracked me up that we have 5, count em, 5 bullet fragments from a “pristine bullet” that Arlen Sphinkter, er Spector, says is the only bullet that killed Kennedy.
Oh, and went on to whack the crap out of Connelly too!
And end up in pristine condition, (as if it had been fired into a swimming pool) on Kenndy’s gurney, to be found by hospital staff hours later!
Wonder were those fragments came from?
You also have to wonder how one bullet goes through Kennedy and Connaly and is not damaged at all and the bullet that hit Kennedy in the head disintegrates completely. If the bullets were military FMJ’s there should have been two pristine bullets in the limo. And why didn’t the bullet that hit Kennedy in the head continue on to hit Jackie or the driver?
They just won’t allow him to stay dead :-)
So if we find out who really did it Kennedy comes back to life?
If you're going to wade into this decades-old debate, at least get the basic facts right. The so-called "magic" bullet was the second shot. It did not kill anyone, but wounded Kennedy and Connally. The third shot killed Kennedy, and fragmented when it exploded his skull.
The second shot was substantially deformed, not "pristine," and it was found on Conally's gurney, not Kennedy's. Other than that, you make good points.
Several people sat around a long, rectangular table. The “instructor” and all but one person seated at the table were confederates in the experiment. The instructor held up a sheet of paper with a line drawn exactly six inches long. He then handed the sheet to a seated confederate and said, “Guess the length of this line.”
President Bush speaks to unidentified surviving relatives of peace officers who died in line duty, during the annual Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) The man, as previously agreed, said, “About two inches.” The paper then went clockwise around the table until it reached the only person not in on the experiment. Until then, each person “guessed” anywhere from two to three-and-a-half inches, even though the line was obviously much, much longer.
When the paper was slid to the final person — the only one not in on the ruse — he, too, said, “About three inches.”...
COMMENT: In this day of Political Correctness, few individuals have the courage to question Conventional Wisdom.
Idiots. Media has demonstrated on film a number of times that even a fair shooter can get off three aimed shots from that Carcano rifle in the alloted time. In fact, in most demonstrations, shooter hits moving human head-sized target all three times, as opposed to Oswald’s two hits.
smoke, fedora and I have read far too many books on this subject.
The point is someone will be looking into this for the next hundred years.
JFK were he to come back would no doubt be a Republican.
Still; why did one FMJ military round go through two people hitting bone and wind up intact while the other FMJ militry round “explodes” after hitting far less in Kennedy’s head?
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