5 Things You May Not Know About The JFK Assassination
Mark Huffman, author of the new ebook "50 Years After Dallas," offers five bits of information about the Kennedy Assassination that may not be widely known.
A new ebook, “50 Years After Dallas,” delves into the many theories about who killed President John F. Kennedy and why. In his book, author Mark Huffman details some serious, and not-so-serious theories, while highlighting bits of relevant information that, while in the public record, has escaped most public attention over the years.For example:
- The fix was in: The Warren Commission was never expected to conduct a fair investigation into the president’s murder. Hours after Lee Harvey Oswald was murdered, Deputy Attorney General Katzenbach wrote a memo to the White House saying “The public must be satisfied that Oswald was the assassin;” As any good prosecutor would, the Commission ignored evidence to the contrary.
- The “magic bullet” doesn’t exist: The Parkland Hospital orderly who found a bullet on a stretcher has always insisted he did not find the bullet on Gov. Connally’s stretcher as the Warren Commission said, but on one from an unrelated shooting. Neither he nor the two secret service agents who handled it have said it is the same as the pristine bullet the Warren Commission later identified as the “magic bullet.”
- There have been confessions: More than a dozen people over the years have confessed to having a role in the Kennedy assassination. Many are simply not credible but some may be. In 2009 columnist Liz Smith reported the FBI secretly recorded former Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello, long suspected of involvement, bragging to an informant that he had JFK killed.
- Faulty rifle: In addition to being a rather unreliable weapon, the Mannlicher Carcano rifle said to have fired the bullets at President Kennedy’s motorcade had a mis-sighted telescopic sight. That means a shooter, looking through the scope, would not be firing accurately even if he lined up the target in the crosshairs. It would seem to make a difficult series of shots even more difficult.
- Someone impersonated Oswald in Mexico: The Warren Commission said Oswald went to Mexico City just before the assassination in an attempt to enter Cuba. But the picture of Oswald at the Soviet embassy, and a recording of his voice, turned out to be someone else, according to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. It was never explained why someone would be pretending to be the future accused assassin.
Unlike most books about the Kennedy Assassination, “50 Years After Dallas” does not try to convince readers of the truth of one particular theory. Huffman says that’s because no one really knows what happened.“I think this is not only the crime of the century, but remains a cold case after all these years,” Huffman said.The ebook is available through Amazon.com and more information, including a free sample chapter, can be found at the book’s website, www.50YearsAfterDallas.com.
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