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  •  Vincent Bugliosi wrote the definitive book... (4+ / 0-)

    ...on the Kennedy assassination entitled, "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy," that comes to the conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald killed the president. There is no evidence of a conspiracy of any kind. Anyone who harbors doubts about this should read this book because Bugliosi debunks all of the conspiracy theories and comes to the only logical conclusion that is fully supported by the available evidence, that Oswald did it.

    •  I read Bugliosi's book. (3+ / 0-)

      Very, very well done.

      All the claims to know that somebody else killed Kennedy fell apart like dandelion sprays.

      But that's not the weakness of the Warren Commission work. The weakness is the shooting, itself.

      Oswald had a cheap bolt-action rifle, the infamous 6.5 mm Carcano Model 91/38. No experienced shooter would have chosen a bolt-action gun to do multiple shots on a high value target.

      That gun is similar in power/recoil to American .30/06 deer guns. It has one helluva kick.

      The attack on Kennedy featured increasing accuracy as the bullets came in. That is not what you are going to get firing a 6.5mm. And certainly not with a bolt-action gun.

      No one has ever replicated the Kennedy shooting pattern with one bolt-action gun and on the first try. Third try, fourth try by professional shooters -- that's still a rare success. And Oswald never, ever in his life practiced against moving targets.

      None of which matters, except to understand that what we get to see of this world is what is constructed for us. History is a multimedia painting.

      We just had ShitMitt the Liar get within 64 Electoral College ballots of becoming President of the United States. He's a high function sociopath, a believer until recently that he is the "White Horse" Mormon messiah, and a woman killer (by very bad driving, Leola Anderson.) And people know no more about that SOB than we know about how kings are killed.

      •  I'm certainly no expert on guns, or shooting ... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... guns, but I have visited the museum that occupies the 6th floor of the former Texas School Depository building, looked down on the street below and the thing that stuck out for me was how close Oswald was to the president has the motorcade rolled past the building. The president was a sitting duck.  I also seem to recall seeing a documentary demonstrating that it is indeed possible to fire three shots accurately using a bolt-action rifle in the allotted time that it took.

        •  CBS replicated it. Third try by one of the dozen (0+ / 0-)

          professionals who got a crack at it.

          "Possible" is not the issue. Doing it on the first attempt -- that's what has never been replicated.

          Look up the ray-tracing emulations. The "magic bullet" theory in the Warren Commission work doesn't hold water either.

          •  Ah yes, the "ray-tracing emulations" (0+ / 0-)

            Hey look everyone, if we use a computer to make everyone sit straight up like action figures, then the bullet no longer travels in a straight line!

            This is probably one of the dumbest conspiracy arguments on record.  It's like saying that the WTC attacks couldn't happen because here's a computer "emulation" where the towers are cylinders 1m wide.

            Also, the "ray-tracing emulation" is one of the most widely and immediately debunked conspiracy arguments, so anyone who uses it is giving away a lot about where and how they get their facts.

            Taking jokes seriously is the exact mirror activity of laughing if someone says they have cancer. --jbou

            by Caj on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:21:54 AM PST

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