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The Jfk Assassination: Conspiracy Or Single Gunman?

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The JFK Assassination:Conspiracy or Single-gunman?Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, 'The bigger thelie, the more people will believe it.' Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see manyexample of this in the world's history. One example would have to be the John FitzgeraldKennedy assassination. For over thirty years the people of the United States were led tobelieve that a single gunman shot and killed Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at12:30 p.m... However, in this paper, I will dispute the ancient analization of the factsthat show a single gunman was involved, and try to show that a conspiracy must have beenpresent.According to the old facts regarding the case of the JFK assassination, Kennedy was killedby a single gunman. On November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time),Kennedy was riding in an open limousine through Dallas, Texas. At this time, Kennedy wasshot in the head and neck by a sniper. He was then taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital,where he was pronounced dead. Later, police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S.Marine, at a nearby theater. By the next morning, Oswald was booked for the murder ofPresident John F. Kennedy. Two days later, Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby, a Dallasnightclub owner, while he was being moved from the city to the county jail.At a glance, the above story sounds as if this should be an open-and-shut case. After all,according to the facts above, Oswald must have killed Kennedy. However, you must take adeeper look into this case. Many people who witnessed the murder of John F. Kennedydispute the facts above, saying that they heard shots from places besides the bookdepository, and other things that may contradict what is stated above. One of theseMarino, 2witnesses, Abraham Zapruder, captured the entire assassination on his Bell and Howell eightmillimeter movie camera. This movie, cleverly called the Zapruder Film, is the single bestpiece of visual evidence in this case.In order to more clearly understand the Zapruder Film, it is necessary to break it downinto frames. The particular Bell and Howell movie camera that Zapruder was using ran ateighteen and three-hundredths (18.3) frames per second. When using this frame system, youmust remember that all shots were actually fired several frames before the number that isassigned to them. For example, the fatal heard wound, called Z313, was probably fired atZ310, since it took 2-3 frames at 18.3 frames per second for the bullet to reach thevictim. Also, you must remember that sound travels at about one thousand-one hundred(1,100) feet per second, or a little over half as fast as the Mannlicher Carcano's bullets.When keeping this in mind, it is expected that witnesses heard the shot at some pointafter the bullet passed. The following shows a break down of the frames of the Zapruderfilm:- The Presidential limousine first comes into view at frame 133 (the starting point of thistimeline.) - The first shot...

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