The Kennedy Conspiracy Essay, Research Paper
The Kennedy Conspiracy
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy has posed, probably the greatest unsolved murder mystery of our time. Most Americans are very suspicious of the explanation that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the murder. The many questions surrounding the number of shots, the firing sequence, the shooter’s locations and the number of assassins have puzzled Americans over the last four decades. I believe that on November 22, 1963, John Kennedy was assassinated, as part of a plot against him, during a motorcade throughout the city of Dallas, Texas. It was more than the single bullet theory which is supported by the American government that killed the president. I believe that the United States government had something to do with the murder. There is too much ignored evidence to not believe that some sort of a cover up has taken place over time.
The single bullet theory, also known as the magical bullet theory was the explanation that the United States Government came up with in 1964 as part of the Warren Commission Report. The theory concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald shot the president from the book depository across the street from the motorcade. The government wants the public to believe that this man, Oswald, fired three shots from his rifle. One bullet that was the fatal shot to Kennedy’s head, a second bullet that never struck Kennedy or Governor John Connally, who was in the front seat of the passenger side of the limo, and finally a third bullet which remains to account for the seven wounds to Kennedy’s back and neck and to Connally’s back, ribs, right wrist and left thigh. I don’t think so! The best description of this scene was in the movie JFK, directed by Oliver Stone. Jim Garrison, New Orleans district
attorney (played by Kevin Costner) explains:
The magic bullet enters the presidents back headed downward at an
angle of seventeen degrees, it then moves upward in order to leave Kennedy’s
body from the front of his neck. Wound number two. Where it waits 1.6 seconds, presumably in midair, where it turns right, then left, right then left and continues
into Connally’s body at the rear of his right armpit. Wound number three. The bullet
then heads downward at an angle of twenty-seven degrees, shattering Connally’s fifth
rib and exiting from the right side of his chest. Wound number four. The bullet then
turn right and reenters Connally’s body at his right wrist. Wound number five. shattering the radius bone, the bullet then exits Connally’s wrist, Wound number 6,
makes a dramatic U-turn and buries itself into Connley’s left thigh. . ., That’s some
It is impossible for one bullet to do that much damage to two different people. The scenario presented by District Attorney Garrison proved beyond reasonable doubt that there is no way possible that it was one bullet. So that brings up the next question; how many shots were really fired, and by whom?
This question is best answered by a film that was taken by Abraham Zapruder, a Dallas native who filmed perhaps the most debated 5.6 seconds in United States history. This film shot by Zapruder strongly contradicted the magic bullet theory in the Warren report. After watching this film several times in slow motion this is what I saw: The first shot did not hit Kennedy or Connally and might have hit a bystander named James Tague, who was shot in the cross fire. When this shot was fired, President Kennedy and Governor Connally stopped waving to the crowd and turned to their right. A second shot was then fired and on the film Kennedy is seen holding his throat. At this point the
governor appeared not to be wounded and his hat was still in his right hand which is impossible if the right arm has an exit and entrance wound from the magic bullet. In the next frame of the film Connally does appear to be wounded. His right shoulder drops, as the bullet passed through under his armpit and exits near his ribs. The next frame shows President Kennedy being jerked forward apparently by a bullet which entered his back. Finally a shot fired coming from the President’s side hits him in the head and his brain is blown to pieces. Once again proving beyond reasonable doubt that it was more than three bullets fired, and more than one bullet giving seven different wounds to the president and governor.
I strongly believe that the Kennedy assassination was a conspiracy by the United States government. They have covered this thing up from way before the fatal gunshot wound to the head. Many forces were working together. Why? , That is a simple answer too, but the American public has been brainwashed by the media for more then thirty years, and they don’t want to believe the government could be that cruel. The reasons for this brutal assassination can be summed up in one word, War, and that’s the answer to the conspiracy. John Kennedy wanted to end the war with Vietnam. He wanted to make peace with the Soviets. He wanted to stop his struggles with Cuba, but the US Government couldn’t let this happen. Too many people were making too much money off the war. In wartime, the economy of the United States always seems to boom. Millions of dollars are spent on warfare artillery including planes, guns, bullets, and other wartime machines, and too many people making money off of illegal activities involving sending war supplies to Cuba, and these government officials were enjoying this. So the only way to continue these activities were to let the fighting continue, which John Kennedy was going to stop.
The Government of the United States of America has also covered up a lot of information they know about the truth of the assassination. What did Lee Harvey Oswald actually have to with the murder of John Kennedy? In my opinion Lee Oswald was nothing more then a man setup by the United States Government to take the fall. It was agreed way before any of the shots were fired that Oswald killed the President. This was the conspiracies way out. Another action that proved that Lee Oswald really had nothing to do with it was his murder. Jack Ruby, a Dallas mobster, was ordered by the conspirators to eliminate Oswald. Obviously the government never wanted him to tell his story so the easiest thing to do was to kill him. If they really thought it was him, he wouldn’t have ever been put in the position to be murdered.
Another issue that needs to be brought up linking the government to the assassination is the documents that won’t be released to the public until the year 2038. Obviously there is too much information in these documents that has been covered up by the government, and they don’t want us to know about it. These documents will be released way after everyone who was involved in the coverup is dead, this way no one has to face any actions for their wrong doings.
There is also a lot of evidence that the government chose to ignore during the Warren Commissions hearing on the assassination that has either been left out of the reports or been altered to back up the single bullet theory. Dozens of witnesses from Dealy Plaza, the sight of the assassination heard shots from in front of the president and not the book depository. Most claiming they were from the grassy knoll area. According to Robert Harris the author of the online article The JFK Assassination – Another look, witnesses have had pretty much the same story. “Witness after witness, from one end of the plaza to the other, repeated the same story . . . ” (Harris 1). These witnesses, most claiming to hear three shots all put the second and third shots bunched together. In Harris’ article Lee Bowers claimed ” I heard three shots, One then a slight pause, then two very close together.’” (Harris 1).
Another witness, Congressman Ralph W. Yarborough stated ” . . . by my estimate–to me there seemed to be a longer time between the first and second shots, a much shorter time between the second and third shots.’” (Harris 1). So once again if these second and third shots were bunched together, Lee Harvey Oswald would not have had enough time to reset the gun and fire again, proving there was at least two assassins.
Medical evidence in the Kennedy assassination has also been altered or has been destroyed by the government. The main piece of missing evidence is John Kennedy’s brain. The remains of his brain were locked up in the archives in Washington, and suddenly it disappeared. Online author Professor John McAdams, who supports the governments single bullet theory raises this question “Did the Conspiracy grab it because it contained incontrovertible evidence that Kennedy was shot from the front?” (McAdams 3). The brain along with autopsy reports and other key documents have all been destroyed because of fear that the people of the United States might actually find out the truth. So it seems that Mr. McAdams might have answered his own question. The conspiracy which is the United States Government grabbed the evidence. .
The facts that are raised in this paper may never be brought out by the American Government, and if they ever are, we will probably not be around to see it. The Government needs to tell the people the truth, right now! They are the only people who know the entire truth and have all the evidence to show that they were behind the conspiracy. Many articles have been written. Many movies have been made, and it will continue until we all know the truth. The few details in this paper prove that it is a conspiracy. We know who was involved and we know who covered it up. So why not just admit to it, and let whoever was involved pay for their actions.
Harris, Robert. the JFK Assassination-Another Look 1996. Online. Avalible WWW:
McAdams, John. The Medical Evidence 1995-96. Online. Available WWW:
JFK. Dir. Oliver Stone. Perf. Kevin Costner. Warner Brothers., 1991