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Cutting through Conspiracies November 22, 1963
JFK was in Dallas
trying to get
support for next
year’s Dallas had an
politicians. Lee Harvey Oswald
Shown here in
Texas. Tried to defect to
the Soviet Union
and School Book Depository
School LHO got a job in this building. He would
eventually shoot JFK from the sixth floor.
eventually 6th floor Sixth Floor of the School Book
Depository Sniper’s perch
Sniper’s This is Lee Harvey
from the 6th floor
of the School
Book Zapruder’s film was the most
famous He was filming from here.
perch 1st shot
3rd shot This plaque sits next to where he was
fatally Kennedy was rushed to Parkland
Kennedy Oswald fled the scene
He checked into
his boarding house
on 1026 Beckley.
on Officer J. Tippit
stops on the street
to talk to Oswald.
to Oswald shoots him
4 times to death
times Lee Harvey Oswald walked 8 blocks
to Texas Theatre on Jefferson Blvd.
Arrested The Cops beat
him up after
arrest at the
theatre. LBJ was sworn in at Love Field
LBJ LHO was being escorted to another
jail. Oswald transferred to another jail.
Jack Ruby, a
Oswald on live
TV. LHO will never go
on record why he
did what he did.
He is now dead.
He LHO killed
LHO “You killed
you Case Closed?
Case Oswald fired 3 shots (missed the first one)
The assassination was filmed (Zapruder)
The government investigated the murder for
years and concluded that Oswald acted alone.
Virtually no witness at that time gave
indication that more than 3 shots were fired at
Kennedy. However. . . . 80% of people today
believe JFK was killed
by someone else!!!! Composite Conspiracy Story
Composite JFK was killed by a conspiracy of high
government officials with LBJ working
with the CIA, the mafia and anti-Castro
Americans who all want revenge for
Kennedy’s lack of support in the failed
Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. At the
same time (in contradiction), Castro
killed JFK with Russia’s help. Jack Ruby
killed LHO so he wouldn’t talk. Ruby
died with a deep, dark secret!
died Let’s keep in mind
Let’s Many people thought Elvis was alive for
decades after his death.
Many people think Tupac Shakur is alive.
Many people think that NASA never landed on
Many think Bush let 9-11 happen on purpose. To make matters worse. . .
To Oliver Stone made a
movie called JFK in
The movie is full of
errors, lies and bad
science. Stone’s JFK helped advance these
falsehoods about the assassination:
falsehoods Oswald could not have shot JFK from the sixth
floor in less than 6 seconds.
Kennedy was shot from the front by gunmen
on the grassy knoll.
Jack Ruby killed Oswald on orders from the
mafia to keep Oswald quiet about everything.
mafia Could Oswald have made those
shots? Yes! Oswald was a
sharpshooter trained by
the US Marines.
He scored a 212 out of
250 on a 200 yard
JFK’s car was only 50
yards away from the
sniper’s nest and moved
10mph Jack Ruby
Jack Conspiracists believe
Jack Ruby was a
mobster who killed
Oswald to silence him.
Ruby died in jail a
couple of years later,
supposedly with some
deep dark secret.
deep However. . .
However. Jack Ruby knew
gangsters but was not
one. (He knew lots of
He was a night club
Those that knew him
said he couldn’t keep a
secret for 2 minutes!
Ruby Ruby’s assassination
was not planned.
Ruby left his dog and
his girlfriend in the car
when he left to shoot
No conspiracy here
from Jack Ruby!
from Was Kennedy shot from the front?
Was 2nd assassin?
Zapruder Back and to the left?
Back Many assume
based on JFK’s
and blood spray
that he was shot
from the front.
from No witnesses reported gunshots that
wall All witnesses that day described
shots from where Oswald was
Witness described people
but no shots behind fence Oswald Picket fence
Picket View from behind fence (x marks the
3rd shot Picket fence shooter theory
Picket There were plenty of witnesses in that area.
None reported hearing shots. A few attention
seekers claimed they did years later.
The witness behind the fence died in a single
car crash 2 years later, festering conspirators'
Many witnesses have been accused of being a
part of the conspiracy, including Zapruder
(born in Russia).
Autopsy Kennedy was hit in the back of the neck, not
He was hit in the back of the head, not the
A shooter could not have hit JFK from the
fence without hitting Jackie or her area.
fence Magic Bullet?
Magic Oliver Stone argued that a single bullet could
not have hit JFK and Governor Connally the
way Magic Bullet?
Using the bullet wounds, Stone used this
diagram to convince people that one bullet
could not hit JFK and the governor the way
reported. Notice both
each JFK sat elevated above Connally
JFK wrong Single Bullet Theory
Single Once their seats are properly aligned, the
single bullet theory appears to be valid!
single Umbrella Man?
Umbrella Some say there was a mysterious man fanning
an umbrella right as Kennedy was shot. Oliver
Stone said he was signaling to shoot JFK.
Stone here Umbrella Man
Umbrella Not much mystery here.
The man was
He was trying to heckle
JFK with his umbrella
in a way that he himself
did not quite
One guy told me he was
a Soviet agent.
Soviet here Badge Man?
Badge Was there a mysterious
man wearing a badge
near the fence?
Again, no shots were
fired from this area.
JFK’s entry wounds
were in the back of his
neck and head.
Motives? Everybody seemed to have a reason
to kill JFK if one thinks about it hard
enough. Lyndon B. Johnson
Vietnam. LBJ had him
killed so he could
continue the war
Kennedy gave no
clear evidence of
exiting LBJ showed no
“bitch of a war.”
(LBJ’s The Mob?
The The mob supposedly wanted to murder
Kennedy. Sam Giancana connections
Sam Supposedly upset
about JFK’s lack of
support for killing
Fidel Mob continued The mob was upset
about Robert Kennedy’s
pursuit of organized
RFK was the Attorney
General (top cop)
General The mafia did not kill JFK
The The FBI had the Chicago mafia’s phone
tapped and their offices tapped for years before
1963. No evidence was heard.
The mafia had no real interest in JFK. Maybe
his brother Robert, but not the President.
his Did Mob control Oswald and Ruby?
Did Oswald was a lone
actor, just as he acted
alone in an attempted
murder of a General
Ruby knew mobsters,
but he was not trusted
by Did Castro Kill JFK?
Did Motive: The CIA
tried several times to
kill Fidel Castro.
diving suits, mafia
rub Did Castro kill JFK?
Did Castro did not have the
means to do so.
Castro wanted the US to
leave Cuba alone. An
have led to an invasion.
(Castro said this.)
Oswald was refused
entry into Cuba.
entry Did the Russians kill JFK?
Did Motive: The USA
was a serious rival
in the Cold War.
Killing JFK would
in the military and
government. Russians killed JFK?
Russians Why would the
Russians risk nuclear
war? Having LBJ as
President would not
People (including me) believe what
they want to believe.
they Some want to believe JFK was not
killed by some lone nut.
killed Some enjoy being in the minority
opinion. Let’s let celebrities die in peace!
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