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Whom do sources A- E claim shot Kennedy ; what evi

dence is given for this?The Warren Commission is summarised in source A, it comes to the conclusion
that Lee Harvey Oswald shot President Kenned and that he acted alone,
“…concludes that Oswald acted alone.” It states: “The shots, which killed
President Kennedy were fired from the sixth floor window…of the Texas
School Book Depository.” As Connally was also shot, the commission says
that the “near whole bullet” that was found on Connally’s stretcher was
“fired from the 6.5mm Mannlicher-Carcano rifle found at the sixth floor of
the depository building.” It also states that “…three used cartridge
cases found near the window of the sixth floor were fired from the same
rifle which fired” the same bullet which injured Connally.

One may suspect that because the American Government wanted to put an to
speculation regarding a conspiracy and a cover up of the real reason
Kennedy was killed. Did they just accuse the first man they saw inside the
Book Depository Building? Did they plan to do this? These are questions
which arose after the production of The Warren Commission, because although
the Government wanted to squash speculation, they just fuelled more

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Most people were not happy with the Warren Commission and it’s reliability
(mainly because of the lack of time it took to complete) and so the Senate
decided to reopen the investigation due to continued speculation of the
Warren Commission and in light of new evidence not considered by them. They
set up the Senate Select Committee to review the case.

Like source A, it agrees that “Lee Harvey Oswald fired three shots at
President…Kennedy.” Although at this time, new scientific evidence had
been discovered, and that “scientific acoustical evidence (sound recording)
establishes a high probability that two gunmen fired at President Kennedy.”
Also that “A newly found tape recording of a motor cycle policeman’s radio
transmission has shown that four, not three shots were fired.” Although
other gunmen are not identified, nor is the extent of any conspiracy.”
Source C presents us with a theory (that later became known as the “Magic
Bullet” theory) from the Warren Commission illustrated as a drawing, and
asks if their version of events could be possible.

Source D compares the bullet found on Connally’s stretcher in Parkland
Hospital after the assassination that had supposedly fell out of his body,
with a similar bullet after it had penetrated the wrist of a corpse. The
difference between the two are extraordinary, one would think that they
would have some similarities as the bullet found on Connally’s stretcher
had supposedly entered his body at his left armpit, exited through his
fifth rib, entered again and excited through his right wrist, and then
entered into his right thigh as described in Source C. The bullet bears no
resemblance to one that has been shot through a corpse’s wrist, even though
one would think it would be even more damaged. This suggests that there was
a plant, and therefore a conspiracy to cover up the real bullet that had
been in Connally’s body.

Source E is a film, “JFK” by Oliver Stone. This film supports the
conspiracy theory and presents an idealised view of Kennedy and a negative
view of the Government and Johnson, who bcame President as a result of
Kennedy’s death. In the film, the unidentified workmen in the building that
day are the assassins, they are one group. Another group is in the Dal-tex
building and a third in the grassy knoll. Stone argues that there were
twelve gunmen involved with six shots being fired. He feels that the
Government are corrupt and stole evidence to cover up what they did, for
example Kennedy’s autopsy report, where did that go? No one knows.


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