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Scientists cast doubt on Kennedy bullet analysis

  1. May 17, 2007 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18709539/

    The never ending saga...
     
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    I have a family member who was a off duty cop, very close to where the shooting happened. To this day he will tell you the shots rang out from several areas.
     
  4. May 17, 2007 #3

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    Weren't there buildings? Um... the sound bounced off the buildings. Anyone ever think of that?
     
  5. May 17, 2007 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    Sure, and a city cop would certainly think of that. Either way, this is part of the explanation that has always been used to explain the observer reports of a second gunman.
     
  6. May 17, 2007 #5
    Someday, after my childrens childrens children are dead, the reports on his death will be declassified (if there was indeed a plot to kill him). The same way we learn about what really happened about things in say WWII, only today.
     
  7. May 18, 2007 #6
    A recent issue of Rolling Stone mag had an interview with St John Hunt, the son of E Howard Hunt, who was one of the people who broke into the Watergate Hotel. E Howard also got asked to take part in the Kennedy assassination, but opted to not be involved directly.
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/13893143/the_last_confessions_of_e_howard_hunt
    (see pg.7 especially)
    E Howard hadn't been doing very well in the last few years and, expecting to die soon, spilled his guts to his son. His son then went to a radio station with the cassette tape that he made, naming names & all that sort of stuff:
    http://www.saintjohnhunt.com/testament.html

    (& I don't need a team of scientists to tell me there was another shooter. Just watch the Zapruder film, Kennedy's head goes BACK and TO THE LEFT)
     
  8. May 18, 2007 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    The famous physicist Luis Alverez explained this as the jet-recoil effect and there is a film of him demonstrating this by shooting a watermelon. The mass ejected from the front creates a greater force than the bullet entering from behind. It is the loss of mass [head or watermelon parts] that complicates things.
     
  9. May 18, 2007 #8

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    Penn & Teller did a demonstration of this on their Conspiracy Theory episode. The melon fell toward the shot. That means if Kennedy's head jerked backward, the shot came from behind him.... say from a book depository :wink:

    That explains the physics of things, but don't forget the other parts of the story. Oswald was qualified as a sharpshooter in the US marines. It's more than plausible to believe he can make 2 successful shots in just a few seconds.
     
  10. May 18, 2007 #9

    Ivan Seeking

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    That's what I just said. :confused:
     
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  11. May 18, 2007 #10
    Anyone ever play the game/simulator JFL Reloaded? (It's free, you just have to look around for it) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JFK:_Reloaded

    I actually got pretty close to what 'really' happened. It's neat to try anyway.
     
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  13. May 24, 2007 #12
    How many bullets did they find or did they find any?
     
  14. May 24, 2007 #13

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    I think it was 3 bullets. 2 hits, 1 miss.
     
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