Jfk Essay, Research Paper
Assassination of JFKOn Friday, November 22nd 1963 at 12:30 P.M. the 35th president of the United States of America, John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassinated while he rode in an open limousine though the streets of Dallas. This event, which abruptly and severely altered the course of history, it has created more controversy than any other single event. Some haunting questions still remain. Who did it? Why did they do it? How was it done? Was there a cover up The official answers complied by the Warren Commission have never satisfied the majority of the world s population. In this following essay I will try to show who was responsible for the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I believe the only way to prove that there was a cover up, is to firstly prove that Lee Harvey Oswald is not the killer. The Warren Commission consisting of various outstanding citizens was created to ascertain, evaluate and report upon the facts relating to the assassination … and the subsequent violent death of the man charged with the assassination Lee Harvey Oswald. The purpose of the Commission was to examine the evidence developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and any additional evidence that may hereafter come to light … to make such further investigation, as the Commission finds desirable. In less than one week they found that a lone nut killed JKF. At no time did the Warren Commission seem to consider the basic legal rights of Oswald – innocence until proven guilty, the right to legal representation, or the right to cross-examine witnesses and evidence against him. There is no way that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. Firstly the paraffin test of Oswald s hands and his right cheek conducted on November 23, 1963, has been positive for his hands but negative for his cheek. Generally, this is evidence in Oswald s favor, but the Commission asserted that the test is completely unreliable in determining either whether a person has recently fired a weapon or whether he has not. Nobody saw Oswald on the 6th floor window after 11:55 on November 22nd. 90 seconds after the assassination, Roy Truly and Police officer M. L. Baker saw Oswald on the second floor. Oswald had to take the stairs down. But he had just 90 seconds to hide the rifle in the opposite corner of the sixth floor, run downstairs 4 floors passing Victoria Adams who never saw him and reach the second floor where he was encountered to be calm and collected . The Warren Commission claimed that Oswald
fired three shots in 5.6 seconds from the sixth floor of the Texas Schoolbook Depository. The first shot was the magic bullet which made a total of seven wounds on JFK and Connally . Which appeared later in the Parkland Memorial Hospital – you can see – in an almost pristine condition. The second shot missed JFK and hit a bystander in the cheek and the third was the fatal head. The Warren Commission said the third shot hit JFK from behind, however his head was pushed backwards and to the left. This means the bullet must of come from the grassy Knoll. Also many witness thought they heard shots from there. Oswald rifle s had poor capability (experts tried to do the same what Oswald was claimed to have done, but only one was able to do that! because he got not familiar with the rifle and the inaccurate attached scope of the rifle. It was near impossible for him to make the shot in 5.6 seconds If I had to pick one man in the whole United States to shoot me, I d pick Oswald. I saw that man shoot and there s no way he could have ever learned to shoot well enough to do what they accused him of. I m one of the best shots around, and I couldn t have done it. Sherman Cooley (US Marine, served with Oswald) If Oswald was not the killer then who would have wanted to see President Kennedy dead?