Saturday, December 7, 2019

So, thanks to Larry Schnapf and CAPA JFK Assassination bullets are now toys NARA will sell


Your JFK Assassination researcher donated money at work.  Will these be the new hot toy this Christmas? No, kiddies you'll have to wait till 2020. But, you can probably place an order for them now.



The video selling this fraud stars Martha Murphy, a senior level archivist at NARA II at College Park, Maryland.  In her mind offering these plastic toy replicas "preserve" the original artifacts of evidence.  And, yes, they want you to believe these plastic toy replicas are better than the actual artifacts. And they want you to study these replicas as if they were the real artifact.  Yes, they believe you're this stupid.

And there's Max Holland, one of the biggest apologists for the Warren Commission.

And, yes, it includes the EXTREMELY FAKE, but always used audio often played in JFK Assassination videos and documentaries that was created after the assassination as if local TV and radio were covering every second of the Dallas motorcade, which they weren't, and that they just happened to have a reporter in Dealey Plaza.  I've already posted on this issue. And yes, in the video credits they call it the "Radio Broadcast of the Assassination," from the album "Four Days that Shook The World."  And, yes, SONY owns it.  ( Yes, they want to own all sound. ) Warren Commission Document 1245 proves all of this audio is a fraud. Start on page 11.  Three radio stations contributed audio to the record, WFAA, KLIF and KBOX.  Tom Perryman, WFAA News Director said no WFAA mobile unit was within half a mile of the assassination.  Sam Pate, a reporter with KBOX and one of the voices you hear, was asked to make the faked audio "several days," after he was fired.  He was fired on November 23rd, the day after the assassination.  Why was he fired the day after the assassination? Mr. Pate at the time of the interview "wished to make it known that the majority of his portion of this tape is not an authentic one." Why did he participate in this AFTER he was fired?

And, yes, the Sixth Floor Museum was involved in this. They provided the films used.

And they add fake gunfire audio to the Zapruder Film.

https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2019/12/kennedy-assassination-bullets-preserved-digital-form

The scanning of the artifacts isn't the problem.  Doing it to sell a plastic bullet toy and to use that to make those pesky researchers searching for the truth to just go away is.  Martha Murphy actually says in the video that in giving people these fake plastic bullet toys the public "will have more access than they have ever had before," as if these actually are the real artifacts.

I'm disgusted.



NARA to sell 3-D printed copies of the bullets used to kill JFK. And CAPA approves!


This is just so disgusting.  They are going to offer 6 bullets.  Yes, 6.  No, they are not saying 6 bullets hit JFK.  Try to follow the stupidity of this.  This set of 6 includes:

2 that hit JFK.  They use the word "pierce" as if the whole murder wasn't gory enough as it is. 

1 that they are calling "the stretcher bullet." They are also calling this "The Connally bullet."

2 bullets fired from the gun recovered from the crime scene to test its general handling and ballistic properties.

1 from the alleged attempt to kill General Walker.

Did you get all that? This is so fucked up.  First of all, the Warren Commission claimed only 3 shots were fired at JFK's motorcade.  One shot missed and struck a curb near James Teague on Main Street down near the triple underpass causing curb and / or bullet fragments to nick his face causing his cheek to bleed.



So, this left only 2 shots to do all the wounding and killing.  One shot clearly hit JFK and JFK alone in the head killing him. This left 1 shot to inflict all of the non-fatal wounds in JFK and Governor Connally.  This bullet because of its impossible trajectory and near pristine condition was called the "magic bullet." 


JFK was only hit by 2 shots according to the Warren Commision's version.  One was the fatal head shot, and the other the "magic bullet." 




These idiots don't comprehend that "the stretcher bullet" or "the Connally bullet" is "the magic bullet,"also known as commission exhibit #399 and is one of the two that hit JFK.  If they did then their set of 6 would be a set of 5.  

Then we have the problem of these test fired bullets.  Which test firing are they talking about? When was this test? Who did this test? Was this done by the FBI? Or the Edgewood Army arsenal tests? Test fired during the time of the HSCA? There have been several test firings in the history of this case.  

One such test firing was done not to test "the general handling and ballistic properties" of the 6.5mm Italian Mannlicher carcano rifle, the make and model they eventually settled on as being "the" rifle, but to test if they could produce a bullet that would appear as near pristine as the "magic bullet" after striking a rib and wrist.  They never could.  

Here is figure A-14 from page 35 of the Warren Commission report.  The Warren Commission had the Defense Department test fire the rifle at the U.S. Army's Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland.  Every bullet that hit bone was deformed.  Even one fired into a gelatin block showed more deformity than CE399.


CE 572 - test bullets fired by the FBI in the CE 139 rifle 
CE 853 - is a bullet fired through the rib of a goat
CE 856 - is a bullet fired through a wrist

The government does not offer an image of a test fired bullet that went through a human rib and a wrist that looks anything like CE 399. 


The original bullet recovered from the shooting at General Walker's home was steel jacketed, and not copper jacketed. It was of "undetermined" calibre, though referred to as 30.06 in calibre by The Dallas Police in the press at the time. This is explained on p.40 of Warren Commission 18, CE #2001.  This is the Dallas Police Department case file on the Walker shooting.  The crime remained unsolved until the government stole it and used it to demonstrate that Oswald had a history of shooting at people. It was also used to claim that he was apolitical in who he directed his violence to as Walker was extreme Right-wing and JFK was Liberal.  So, therefore the assassination was not a political crime

After the assassination of JFK the real Walker bullet disappears and is replaced with a 6.5mm bullet, CE 573.  It is a complete fiction.  Walker himself said that CE 573 was not the bullet recovered from his home.  


To add further insult to the this injury guess who supports this absurdity? Yes, you guessed it CAPA, the Coalition Against Political Assassinations. ( As if there was a coalition for it. ) CAPA is the new name of the former COPA, the Coalition on Political Assassinations.  As I was writing this article and spreading the word about how disgusted I was with it I got an email response from Larry Schnapf, the new idiot spokesman for CAPA.  You might have seen him involved with the horrendous farce of a mock trial CAPA was so gung ho for that was held in a Texas law school that resulted in a hung year in 2017.    



Larry has obviously never heard of the 50 plus years of research done by private citizens on this and many other issues into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, nor has he ever heard of photography.  We've already done this work, Larry, you jackass! And we did it without selling crass plastic versions of bullets to make our points, Larry. 

I'm just stunned that CAPA could allow itself to be this disgusting and self-defeating.  

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Whackos on Social Media still try to attack JFK withdrawing from Vietnam


For anyone to argue against the work of John M. Newman and his work, "JFK & Vietnam," and its central thesis that, yes, JFK was withdrawing from Vietnam is just an absolute lunatic. John Newman has declassified more documents on this than were in the Pentagon Papers. We also have these works embracing and expanding upon Newman's work: 
Gordon Goldstein – Lessons in Disaster
James Blight – Virtual JFK
David Kaiser – American Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Origins of the Vietnam War, 
Howard Jones – Death of a Generation
James Douglas – JFK and The Unspeakable. 


To offer as a counter argument a link to RFK's oral histories as though this is scholarship is ridiculous. 

To claim that none of these authors used any primary materials and that all of them are just making things up shows the stupidity of the counter argument. Just block these people. 

Facts don't matter to these idiots. 

The primary materials these authors used many of which are housed at or donated to the JFK Library, were still classified when RFK was killed. 

Daniel Ellsberg and the whole saga of the Pentagon Papers happened after RFK was killed. Should all of this history, all of the declassification, and all scholarship be null and void because it didn't happen prior to RFK's assassination? 

Of course not. BLOCK THESE IDIOTS!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Ruth Paine is out smearing LHO, again.


Ruth Paine is at the Texas Theater today, Sept 22, 2019, to prop up the Warren Commission.


(Note misspelling of name in second sentence of the caption.)

Ruth Hyde Paine is excited to be flying for the first time from Santa Rosa to Dallas.
Not having to get herself to the Oakland Airport or SFO will simplify the trip the 87-year-old will take Friday to a place that’s been painful for her since Nov. 22, 1963.
You may recall that the resident of Santa Rosa’s Friends House retirement community has an extraordinary linkage to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
As a young mother and Quaker living in the Dallas suburb of Irving, she befriended a Russian-speaking newcomer to America named Marina Nikolayevna Oswald. The immigrant’s husband was Lee Harvey Oswald.
It was Ruth Paine who told Lee Oswald of a seasonal job opening she’d heard of at the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas. Paine took Oswald’s wife and two children into her home, and she put up with having Oswald stay there each weekend and then return to his job and boarding-house room in Dallas.

“I didn’t want him to be there all the time,” she told me as she prepared for her journey back to Dallas, “but I did say he could come on weekends to see his wife and children.”
Oswald carpooled to Paine’s home in Irving after work each Friday. But he appeared unannounced on Thursday, Nov. 21, 1963 and secretly removed something from Paine’s garage before returning to Dallas 

Paine counts as the shock of her life the moment she learned that Oswald had hidden in her garage the rifle he used at 12:30  p.m. on Nov 22 to shoot the president from a window on the book storehouse’s sixth floor.
On Sunday, Paine will be at Dallas’ landmark Texas Theatre, where Audie Murphy’s “War Is Hell” was showing when Oswald ducked in after he killed Kennedy and then Dallas policeman J.D. Tippit. As police rushed Oswald inside the historic theater, he raised the pistol he’d removed from his boarding room but failed to get off a shot.
PAINE IS SET to be at the Texas Theatre at 6 p.m. Sunday for the premiere of a documentary, “Truth is the Only Client: The Official Investigation of the Murder of John F. Kennedy.”

The film focuses on surviving attorney/investigators for the Warren Commission, which conducted a yearlong probe into the shooting. It found that Oswald killed JFK and he acted alone, a conclusion since disputed by a whole array of alternate and conspiracy scenarios.
Also featured in the documentary are surviving witnesses to the Warren Commission. Ruth Paine’s testimony was key to the inquiry.
She’s scheduled to answer questions at the theater alongside former Warren Commission attorneys Howard Willens, Burt Griffin and David Slawson, and also Bernie Weismann, who placed in the Dallas Morning News on the morning of the assassination a John Birch Society-affiliated ad critical of Kennedy.
THE DAY BEFORE the showing and panel discussion in Dallas, Ruth Paine will be back in her former hometown of Irving, a suburb of Dallas, on Saturday afternoon. In a talk at the Irving public library, she’ll recount her friendship with Marina Oswald, and how they spoke Russian together, and all that happened to persuade her that Lee Harvey Oswald decided shortly before JFK’s visit to Dallas that he wanted to retrieve his Italian Mannlicher-Carcano rifle from her garage.

If time allows, she may visit her former home, now the city of Irving’s Ruth Paine House. A museum, it carries visitors back to the morning that Lee Harvey Oswald arose early and carried from the garage a long, narrow package that he told his ride-share buddy contained curtain rods.

GIVEN THE CHANCE, Paine would ask this of everyone who doubts that Oswald killed President Kennedy, or that he acted alone:

What do you make of the murder attempt in Dallas seven months earlier on former Army Major Gen. Edwin “Ted” Walker?
A decorated combat veteran and ardent conservative, Walker was seated at his desk the night of April 10, 1963, when a bullet pierced a window and passed within about an inch of his head.
The attempt on Walker’s life went unsolved until after the Kennedy assassination and the arrest and murder, by Jack Ruby, of Lee Harvey Oswald.
An investigation concluded that it was Oswald who’d fired at Walker. The evidence included a bombshell involving Ruth Paine. She had at her home in Irving a book left behind by Marina Oswald, who never returned to the house after Nov. 22, 1963. Thinking that Marina Oswald might like to have the book, Paine asked a police officer to take it to her.
A short while later, Paine had company.
“The Secret Service came and showed me this note,” she recalled. The agents wanted to know why she sent it to Marina Oswald.
She told them she’d never seen the note and didn’t know it was inside the book she’d sent to her friend.
Paine agrees with the subsequent conclusion by investigators that it was a note that Lee Harvey Oswald left for his wife before he’d gone off to try to kill Ted Walker. The note instructed Marina Oswald on what to do if Lee Oswald did not return from his mission.
For the past 56 years, Paine has contended that the note proves that the killing of JFK was not Oswald’s first attempt at high-profile murder. For the Santa Rosan, the note dissolves any doubt that Oswald was a lone assassin in search of prey.
“He wanted to kill somebody,” she told me, “and he saw an opportunity.”
PAINE IS HERSELF the subject of allegations of conspiracy. There is a line of thought that in 1963 she was a CIA operative who set up Lee Harvey Oswald.
She dismisses the accusations as not only false but ridiculous.
Interviews and public appearances that take her back to Kennedy’s murder are not pleasing to her. “There’s a lot of grief in it,” she said.
She has said she hasn’t excused herself from the issue but continues to argue her view because she says there’s so much false information that she feels obligated to help to dismiss.
Fundamentally, to return to Dallas and Irving is not what she regards as a good time. But as the trip approached, she was looking forward to starting off at Sonoma County’s airport.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019

My reactions to Bpete on the Ochelli Effect show "Awaken When September Ends," Sept. 12, 2019


"Awaken When September Ends," Sept. 12, 2019. 

I think Bpete has conflated Gen. Mattis with Gen. Michael Flynn at about 24:28. 

Flynn was briefly Trump's National Security Advisor, a position he held for less than a month. Flynn was compromised by Russians. Acting Attorney General Sally Yates warned Trump about this and Trump did nothing about it for weeks. 

Flynn was also an unregistered agent for the Turkish government. 

Trump finally fired Flynn on Feb 13, 2017 for allegedly lying to VP Pence. Flynn  later pled guilty to lying to the FBI. Flynn is a traitor who will do anything for money. 

Mattis was Trump's Secretary of Defense. Mattis got fed up with Trump and wrote a resignation letter on Dec 20th, 2018 that criticized Trump. It ended with Mattis saying he would resign on Feb 28th. Trump reacting, declared, no Mattis you're fired as of Jan 1, 2019. 

Mattis never pled guilty to anything. Mattis was never charged with any crime that I know of. 

Flynn's sentencing has been delayed while he corroborated with Robert Mueller and the FBI. When Flynn wanted to be sentenced the judge gave him several overt hints that he really doesn't want to be sentenced today, go and corroborate with Mueller some more. A year later Flynn has fired his legal team and he's hired a Fox News conspiracy theorist, Sidney Powell, who thinks the whole case against Flynn is just "deep state" fake news crap. She thinks the entire Mueller investigation is just "deep state" fake news crap too. She's full of it. 

Pete also believes Biden colluded with the Russians.  This is BS. This is part of a thing where Rudy Giuliani was going to go to the Ukraine to find dirt on Biden.  

Hard Right-wing guys think the whole Trump-Russia thing is an invention, a lie created by U.S. intelligence people. They think the former head of the DNI ( Director of National Intelligence ) James Clapper and former CIA director John Brennan made it all up.  Clapper and Brennan are demonized on right-wing media 24/7. It's total BS. 

Clapper was caught up in the NSA scandal where it was proven by Ed Snowden that, yes, the NSA had collected data on hundreds of millions of Americans. And Americans realized that yes, we are really living in a police state.  There is constant surveillance on everything and everyone.  

So, of course, Trump's constant use of an insecure cell phone which he used to communicate with Russians got turned into the lie that Obama was spying on Trump.  Trump is an idiot.  In this case the NSA was doing its job. They are supposed to monitor Russian communications and those who communicate with the Russians.  Only Trump is stupid enough not to think that anyone was listening to his communications with Russians. Trump has apparently never heard of the Cold War.  

Another point that irritated me was when Pete wanted to transfer George W. Bush's green lighting of torture as a decision Brennan and Clapper made.  

OMG, Pete doesn't think that Trump colluded with Russia at all! Instead he thinks the Democrats did.   Yeah, Hillary colluded with Russia to ensure her own defeat to Trump. Yeah, that makes perfect sense.  He buys into the false narrative that Mueller found nothing.  NOT TRUE. Don't forget that William Barr lied about its conclusions while preventing the release of the Mueller report for three weeks! 

And BPete believes that the Steele dossier was funded by Hillary Clinton.  This is a total lie and a Right-wing zombie talking point that will not die.  The Steele dossier was funded by Ted Cruz.  It was opposition research paid for by Ted Cruz during the Republican presidential primary season.  Hillary Clinton bought it AFTER those primaries were over.  All Trumpanzees lie about the true Steele dossier chronology.  They all delete its true chronology and affiliation with Ted Cruz.  

UGGHH!  The Democrats played George Papadopoulos? THE DEMOCRATS? 

Georgie-boy got drunk in a London wine bar, London's Kessington Wine Rooms on or about May 10, 2016 and blabbed to an Australian diplomat, Alexander Downer, that the Russians had Hillary's emails.   

During the presidential campaign of 2016 Hillary Clinton was relentlessly attacked for using a private email server for official business while she was Secretary of State. The issue was if classified information may have been inappropriate used or stored in the email server.  She was investigated by the FBI over this for over a year.  FBI Director James Comey said on July 5th, 2016 there was no wrong doing  and no criminal charges were brought. 

During this investigation Hillary Clinton provided back to the State Dept 30,000 emails.  So, these were never missing.  But, this number stuck in Trump's head and he starts calling her "Crooked Hillary."

On July 12, 2016 Trump famously asked "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you can find the 30,000 emails that are missing."  Within hours the Russians try to do exactly this by attacking email servers used by Clinton's personal office.  

But at this time the public does not know that the DNC server had already been hacked, and hacked by Russia.  

In July of 2016 after it is known that the DNC server had been hacked Downer informed the FBI about what Papadopoulos had said in May of 2016.  And the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation on July 31, 2016.  This is given the code name "Crossfire Hurricane."

In October 2016, just days before the presidential election James Comey announces the FBI has re-opened its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails based on information from a laptop and possibly other devices from Rep. Anthony Weiner's "sexting" scandal. Rep.Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 for "sexting." He was married to Huma Abedin who was the Vice-Chair of Hillary Clinton's campaign. In 2013 while trying a political comeback running for the mayor of NYC Weiner sends another "sexting" image. 

In 2016 Weiner does it again with the "sexting," this time with a minor.  This time he goes to prison and has to turn over all computer devices.  That's when "new" Hillary Clinton emails are discovered. The GOP, and especially Rudy Giuliani try to resurrect the Hillary Clinton email scandal.   

I don't think we've yet seen anything from the FBI's counterintelligence investigation code named "Crossfire Hurricane." 

But to Pete it's all the Democrats, they're the evil ones, why isn't someone investigating them? And why won't they change Trump's diaper? 

Ochelli, bless him, doesn't go along with BPete's crap.

"They didn't get Cohen."  Really?  That's news to him, he's in prison right now.

"I'm not a fan of Trump."  You're certainly an apologist and defender of him.  

Umm, BPete, did you ever hear of the governors from New York who won the presidency? Hint, there were four, two were named Roosevelt.  

17 former governors became president.  

James Monroe - Virginia
Martin Van Buren - New York
William Henry Harrison - ( then the Indiana territory ) 
John Tyler - Virginia
James K Polk - Tennessee
Andrew Johnson - Tennessee
Rutherford B Hays - Ohio
Grover Cleveland - New York
Theodore Roosevelt - New York
William Howard Taft - then the provisional governor of Cuba & Governor General of the Philipines
Woodrow Wilson - New Jersey
Calvin Coolidge - Massachusetts
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - New York
Jimmy Carter - Georgia
Ronald Reagan - California ( Can't believe BPete forgot Reagan )
Bill Clinton - Arkansas
George W. Bush - Texas.





Fetzer found in contempt of court. His troubles are only beginning


Fetzer is fooked.    

Fetzer was ordered to keep a May 28th videotaped interview of Leonard Pozner confidential.  He agreed to do this in court. And then promptly didn't.  In a Ralph Cinque like move he thought he could prove it wasn't Leonard Pozner in the videotaped deposition.

Now he has to pay $7,000 or the amount of time Pozner's lawyer spent bringing the contempt action by the morning of October 14th when the jury trial begins to see how much more Fetzer will have to pay in compensation for defaming Pozner.  And Chris Rickert, author of the article in the Wisconsin State Journal writes, quoting Judge Frank Remington, if Fetzer doesn't bring the $7,000 grand, "bring your toothbrush because you'll be going to the Dade County jail."

[This is from the Wisconsin State Journal. So, WSJ is not the Wall Street Journal, okay?]


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Another video find. This supports Doug Horne's story


When AF1 lands at Andrews Air Force base reporters are heard talking.  In this video from NBC's coverage we hear a male voice comment "A helicopter is standing by near the presidential jet to take the coffin away."  This occurs at about 2:50 into this video.  How does this reporter know this? Why did he say this? What or who was his source for this information?


Doug Horne researched this helicopter.  A helicopter was sent to Andrews to take the casket to Bethesda.  But, the pilot of this helicopter saw the bronze casket taken into a grey Naval ambulance.  Jackie and RFK went in this ambulance.  So, thinking something changed, he cannot now take the coffin anywhere. So, he flies back to Quantico.

But, hold on a minute.  If we accept that the bronze ceremonial casket is empty when it arrives with Jackie and RFK at Bethesda, we know this is true because of the stories told by Jerrol Custer and Dennis David.  They have already examined JFK's corpse and are caring photographs and X-rays when they see Jackie and RFK arriving, so it cannot also be in the bronze ceremonial casket.  So, since Jackie and RFK came straight from Andrews then the casket was empty when it was placed in the ambulance at Andrews.

So, the question is when was JFK's body taken out of the bronze casket? Both Lifton and Horne believe JFK was in the bronze casket when it was placed aboard Air Force One ( AF1) at Love Field airport in Dallas and was taken out of it while onboard AF1.

What if it wasn't?  What if JFK was already taken out of the bronze casket before it was placed aboard AF1 at Love Field?

I think it's unlikely that JFK's body was taken out of the bronze casket whilst onboard AF1 before it left Love Field.

I think it's entirely possible it was not in the bronze casket when it was place aboard AF1 at Love Field.  There is a great deal of unexplained delays before AF1 leaves Love Field.  William Manchester records that passengers were told to close the blinds on the windows.  The engines were turned on but not the air conditioning.  Luggage from Lyndon's VP jet Air Force 2 was moved over to Lyndon's new plane AF1 to the disbelief and consternation of the Kennedy entourage.  Could JFK have been taken out of the bronze casket at some time, some point in the several strange delays before AF1 left Love Field?  Could JFK's body have really been placed aboard AF2? AF2 also left Love Field and flew to Andrews. Very little is known about AF2's flight to and arrival at Andrews. Remember, Charles Collingwood stated on CBS "that JFK's body came up on another plane." If so, that "other plane" was AF2.

So, continuing with this train of thought I think the helicopter meant to take JFK's casket to Bethesda given the call sign "Nighthawk One" might have been in a cheap shipping casket aboard AF2.  When it lands at Andrews it is supposed to meet up with the Nighthawk One helicopter.  But, this pilot doesn't know JFK isn't in the bronze casket.  So, when he sees "the casket" ( why would he think there would be two?) go into the Navy ambulance he thinks something got changed, he cannot comply with his orders so he leaves Andrews.  If my thesis is correct then someone has to get another helicopter to take a casket to Bethesda.  I think they succeeded in doing this.  A helicopter is the only way JFK's body could have gotten to Bethesda ahead of the ambulance with the empty bronze casket.
Exactly how this happened is as yet unknown.










  

My thoughts on body alteration.


At one time as a JFK researcher I may have held the view that JFK's body was not altered.  I honestly don't recall when or where I said or wrote that.  I've been at this a very long time.  It has consumed me.   I've spent most of my adult life being a JFK researcher and in many ways to my own detriment. Friends and classmates have gotten married, some have children of their own now who are the age their parents were when I knew them, if not older.  They've pursued their education, married, had kids, bought homes, etc. One has died. In some ways I wonder where I would be if I didn't pursue this JFK stuff. I know my imaginary doppelgänger of myself would certainly be better off educationally, financially, professionally, and probably personally.  However, I just knew I had to get involved in this.  I am glad I did what I did.  I'm grateful I got to travel and meet the people I did. I'm grateful I've made the friends I did who also care and continue to study this case.  But, it does come at a cost.

I've changed my opinions and beliefs in some aspects of the case as new evidence or information has come in.  This case is large, immense. It calls to mind what Hercule Poirot said in Mr. Ratchett's train cabin in the film "Murder on the Orient Express, "there are too many clues in this room."  It takes a great deal of time to be conversant on the basic topics or issues in the case. And very few people do it well.  Jim DiEugenio and John Newman are some of the best presenters of JFK assassination information both old and new.  New information is coming to light from the newly declassified documents and other areas that make us rethink areas of the case. This is certainly true in the area of the medical evidence.

David Lifton's book "Best Evidence" was ground breaking.  You have to own a copy and you have to read it and comprehend what David Lifton discovered.  It is a great achievement.  Lifton found in the records of the Warren Commission an FBI document written by agents Sibert and O'Neill who were in the autopsy room in Bethesda when JFK's body was removed from a casket and placed on the autopsy table.  "The president's body was removed from the casket in which it had been transported and was placed on the autopsy table, at which time the complete body was wrapped in a sheet and the head area contained an additional wrapping which was saturated with blood.  Following the removal of the wrapping it was ascertained that the President's clothing had been removed and it was also apparent that a tracheotomy had been performed, as well as surgery of the head area, namely, in the top of the skull."  

There were several problems with this.  It's a different casket. Where did JFK's clothes go? Who took them off, where and when? And most importantly, what's this about surgery of the head area?

Best Evidence's weakness, however, is when Lifton speculates where and when the body alteration occurred.  But,  you have to understand when it was written.  This was back in 1981.  The House Select Committee on Assassinations had just finished its investigation.  We only had the HSCA Final Report and its volumes.  The HSCA gave a very different description of the wounds from what the Warren Commission described.

We now have a great deal of the HSCA's files thanks to the ARRB.  Doug Horne worked for the ARRB and was a driving force for what they did in the medical aspects of the case.  He wrote a 5 volume series on the medical aspects of the case ( Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4, Volume 5 ).  He built upon and expanded what Lifton found.

So, let me state my current beliefs. Yes, I believe the bronze ceremonial casket was empty when it arrived at Bethesda.  This is the conclusion you must come to when you hear Denis David and Jerrol Custer who worked at Bethesda.  They have examined JFK's corpse, taken photos and X-rays.  And when going from the autopsy room with X-rays and photos to develop, or having developed them and were returning to the autopsy room they see RFK and Jackie arriving from a grey Naval ambulance that supposedly has JFK's corpse still in the bronze ceremonial casket.  JFK's corpse cannot be in the bronze ceremonial casket if Custer and David have already examined it.  JFK's corpse cannot be in two places at the same time.

Yes, I do believe the body was altered.  No, I do not believe body alteration occurred at Parkland, somewhere else in or near Dallas on the way to Love Field, at Love Field, in AF1 or AF2 at Love Field or in the air on route to Andrews, or somewhere else in or near Washington, D.C.  I believe it happened at Bethesda.  It's the best place for it to happen.  The conspirators can totally control the area and its personnel and there is no time problem to do it and then get it to Bethesda.  I think Doug Horne has got it right on this.

As for my possible discovery of RFK going up some stairs and entering AF1 it's on this blog, the post is entitled "Is this RFK going up the stairs of Air Force One and into the plane as it arrived at Andrews Air Force base? "

 Unfortunately, the CBS video of this put up on Youtube.com that I linked to in my earlier post has since been taken down. I took some still shots from that video.  Another video shows the same scene.  At about 1:27:25 the anchor is now Harry Reasoner.  He takes over from Charles Collingwood.  Reasoner is told what they are showing is live video of AF1 arriving at Andrews Air Force base. You will hear a voice say, "It is live, live, live!"  You will see stairs being brought to the front of the plane.  I only see two men enter and one is wearing a white military hat.  I think the other man is RFK.  We know RFK went to Andrews and entered the plane this way. So, it's probably him.





Almost in the dead center of this image (below) is a man going up the stairs.  I think this is Bobby.  Yes, I know it's not a great clear image.  And, yes, I could be wrong.  But, I think it's a strong possibility it's him.