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New JFK Dallas Footage Sheds Light on Conspiracy Theories

It's fascinating when something like this turns up, in this case because we've all seen the Zapruder footage so many times. The discovery of this new footage, filmed by George Jefferies moments before the president was shot and killed, presents at least one new piece of evidence that might shed light on theories behind the assassination:

Jfk"It...briefly shows the US president's coat bunched up on his back - a detail that will be scrutinised by conspiracy theorists who see evidence of a plot in, among other things, the fact the bullet wounds on Kennedy's jacket and body did not appear to match...The film was taken less than 90 seconds before the fatal shots were fired. 'It's interesting for the conspiracy researchers to study Kennedy's coat, which appears to be bunched up on his back,' [Sixth Floor Museum curator Gary] Mack said. Since Kennedy's jacket was riding high on his back, the entry wound in his body did not match the expected position in his coat - grist for the conspiracy mill that claims more than three shots were fired, he said."

If the Kennedy assassination had happened today, given the prevalence of cell phones and video cameras, no doubt there would have been hundreds of pieces of documentary evidence.

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  1. True. Today there would be hundreds of films of the assassination to view.

    Posted by: Joe T. | Feb 20, 2007 10:29:50 AM


  2. ..and who knows they could have had something on him underneath that jacket...like a brace for his bad back...but it is interesting to see how much material of his coat was actually above his shoulders

    Posted by: tc | Feb 20, 2007 11:43:26 AM


  3. This is a heartbreaking piece of film. Jackie was so beautiful.

    Posted by: sam | Feb 20, 2007 12:01:08 PM


  4. One can't help but wonders: given JFK's notorious womanising ways, would he have gone the Clinton route and been found out and faced Impeachment, had he not been assassinated?

    Posted by: moi | Feb 20, 2007 1:23:29 PM


  5. No Moi, the press was complicit in those long ago days. Everyone inside DC knew about JFK and his brother but no one would print anything about their serial womanizing and their wives tolerated their behaviour because they were much more discreet than Clinton. E.g., It has only recently come to light that, according to knowledgable sources, Robt Kennedy was first contacted about the comatose state of Marilyn Monroe and issued the "do not revive" order. It is reported (note the legalese) that Ethyl Kennedy used to send the chauffeur to Harlem to score smack for her son, who later died of an overdose. Everyone knew that JFK JR's wife was a cokehead who was cheating on him but none of the big media outlets would touch the story. JFK's father was chosen as the initial Chairman of the SEC because Roosevelt reportedly thought that you might as well have the biggest rulebreaker as the enforcer since (1) it took was miscreant off the street and (2) who better knows how to skirt the rules? The press even knew about George Bush's long term mistress but only hinted at a government employee who "worked in various positions under the President." Hillary knew all about the "pizza girl" but was forced to feign shock (while she also participated in the spin control) to preserve her access to power. The main stream media historically gave politicians a pass on so-called personal behaviour in hopes of getting access to informers within the administration and Congress. The game is still played but cellphones/cameras are forcing the MSM's hand.

    Posted by: rudy | Feb 20, 2007 2:58:54 PM


  6. Rudy: Thanks for the updates. I didn't know about the allegation (notice the legalese too haha) that JFK Jr's wife was a cokehead. Shocking.

    Posted by: moi | Feb 20, 2007 11:56:06 PM


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