THE PRESIDENT DIES ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963
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On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was murdered just afternoon while riding in a motorcade by Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.
President John F. Kennedy and his political aides began planning the next presidential campaign by the fall of 1963. Although he had not publicly declared his candidacy, it was apparent that President Kennedy intended to run, and he appeared to be optimistic about his chances for re-election.
The president flew west at the end of September, addressing nine different states in less than a week. The purpose of the tour was to draw attention to natural resources and conservation initiatives.
However, JFK used it to test out topics for his 1964 presidential campaign, such as education, national security, and international peace.
A month later, the president delivered speeches to Democratic conventions in Boston and Philadelphia. Then, on November 12, he convened the first significant political strategy meeting for the forthcoming election year. JFK highlighted the significance of winning Florida and Texas throughout the conference and discussed his plans to visit both states in the following two weeks.
Mrs. Kennedy would guide him on the swing across Texas, her first lengthy public appearance since the death of their infant son, Patrick, in August. The president and first lady boarded Air Force One on November 21 for a two-day, five-city trip to Texas.
President Kennedy was well aware that a schism among Texas party leaders may damage his winning the state in 1964. One of his goals for the trip was to bring Democrats together. He also knew that a small but vocal group of extremists would contribute to the political tensions in Texas and would most likely make their presence known—particularly in Dallas, where US Ambassador to United Nations Adlai Stevenson had been physically assaulted a month after giving a speech there. Nonetheless, JFK seemed to love the thought of leaving Washington, going out among the people, and becoming involved in politics.
San Antonio was the first stop. The welcoming party was led by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Governor John B. Connally, and Senator Ralph W. Yarborough. They accompanied the president to the dedication of the Aerospace Medical Health Center at Brooks Air Force Base. Continuing on to Houston, he talked to the League of United Latin American Citizens and at a tribute luncheon for Congressman Albert Thomas before concluding the day in Fort Worth.
Fort Worth in the morning
On Friday morning, November 22, a light rain was pouring. Still, a crowd of several thousand people gathered in the parking lot outside the Texas Hotel, where the Kennedys had spent their night. A platform was built up, and the president emerged, unprotected from the elements, to deliver a few brief comments. “There are no feeble hearts in Fort Worth,” he said, “and I appreciate your presence this morning.”
Mrs. Kennedy is getting her act together. It takes a little longer, but she always looks better than we do.” He went on to discuss the nation’s need to be “second to none” in defense and space, as well as the necessity for continuing economic development and “the readiness of people of the United States to accept the duties of leadership.”
As the president reached out to shake hands with a sea of happy faces, the warmth of the crowd response was evident.
The president spoke at a Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce breakfast about military readiness back inside the hotel.
The journey continues to Dallas.
The presidential party left the hotel in a motorcade. It proceeded to Carswell Air Force Base for the thirteen-minute flight to Dallas. When President and Mrs. Kennedy arrived at Love Field, they quickly disembarked and proceeded toward a fence where a mob of well-wishers had gathered, where they spent several minutes shaking hands.
The first lady was presented with a bouquet of red roses, which she carried to the waiting vehicle. As the Kennedys arrived and sat behind them, Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie, were already ensconced in the open convertible. The plastic bubble top had been removed because it was no longer pouring.
Another automobile in the procession was filled by Vice President and Mrs. Johnson.
The procession departed the airport and proceeded through downtown Dallas to the Trade Mart, where the President was due to address at a luncheon.
The Assassination of the President
Crowds of happy people lined the streets, waving to the Kennedys. Around 12:30 p.m., the vehicle exited Main Street near Dealey Plaza. As it passed the Texas School Book Depository, gunshots rang out in the plaza.
Bullets hit the president in the neck and head, and he slumped down toward Mrs. Kennedy. The governor had a gunshot wound in his back.
The vehicle rushed away to Parkland Memorial Hospital, which was only a few minutes away. But there was little that could be done to help the President. A Catholic priest was called in to perform the last rites. John F. Kennedy was declared dead at 1:00 p.m. Governor Connally would recover despite his serious injuries.
The president’s body was flown to Love Field on Air Force One. Before the plane took off, a glum Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the cramped compartment. He took the oath of office, which was administered by US District Court Judge Sarah Hughes.
Police had detained Lee Harvey Oswald, a newly recruited employee at the Texas School Book Depository, less than an hour before. He was being detained for the killing of President John F. Kennedy and the deadly shooting of Patrolman J. D. Tippit on Dallas street shortly after that.
Oswald was supposed to be transferred from police headquarters to the county jail on Sunday, November 24. Viewers watching the live television coverage across the United States witnessed a man aim a pistol and fire at point-blank range. The assailant was identified as Jack Ruby, the proprietor of a neighborhood nightclub. Oswald died at Parkland Hospital two hours later.
The Funeral of the President
The same day, President John F. Kennedy’s flag-draped casket was transported from the White House to the Capitol on a caisson pulled by six grey horses and one riderless black horse. Mrs. Kennedy requested that the parade and other ceremonial elements be patterned after Abraham Lincoln’s burial. Crowds gathered down Pennsylvania Avenue, and many openly sobbed as the caisson passed. Approximately 250,000 people came to pay their respects in the Capitol Rotunda during the president’s body’s 21-hour lay-in.
President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, November 25, 1963. Heads of state and officials from more than 100 nations attended the burial, with countless millions more watching television. Mrs. Kennedy and her husband’s brothers, Robert and Edward, kindled an eternal light at the cemetery site.
The salute to his father delivered by young John F. Kennedy Jr. (whose third birthday it was), daughter Caroline kneeling next to her mother at the president’s bier, and Jacqueline Kennedy’s amazing grace and dignity were perhaps the most memorable images of the day.
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The Early Years of Lee Harvey Oswald
Oswald’s father died of a heart attack two months before being born in New Orleans in 1939. After spending time in orphanages as a child, he went to New York with his mother at 12, where he was taken to a youth detention center for truancy. During this period, he grew interested in Socialism. After returning to New Orleans, Oswald joined the Marines in 1956. He acquired a sharpshooter certification and became acquainted with Marxism.
He fled to the Soviet Union for two and a half years after getting an early honorable discharge from the Marines in 1959. He was refused citizenship but permitted to reside in the country—and was watched by the KGB. When the Marines discovered Oswald’s desire to defect, they degraded his 1959 discharge from “honorable” to “undesirable” in 1962. Oswald returned to Texas later that year with his Soviet wife and small daughter.
One year later, Oswald would mail-order a rifle with a telescopic scope and a.38 revolvers. That same year, he reportedly attempted to assassinate retired US Major General Edwin A. Walker, a vocal opponent of Communism. During a journey to Mexico City in 1963, Oswald was denied entry to Cuba and the USSR. He moved back to Texas and began working at the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas.
In an interview with “Frontline,” investigative journalist Gerald Posner stated that Oswald’s anger was not directed toward Kennedy. “What he did despise was the system and everything Kennedy stood for,” Posner says on the PBS show. “He loathed the United States of America. He was an outspoken opponent of capitalism.
Oswald, Lee Harvey Shot
On Sunday morning, November 24, Oswald was escorted from Dallas Police Headquarters to the county prison in front of the press. “The Dallas police were highly concerned regarding their prisoner’s security,” KRLD radio reporter Bob Huffaker, who was present, told CBS News. “We knew Oswald was the most despised suspect of the twentieth century.”
Ruby used a small-caliber handgun to shoot Oswald in the stomach. Oswald died at Parkland Hospital, the same place where Kennedy died two days earlier.
Ruby was charged with killing Oswald on November 26 and condemned to death by an electric chair.
The Warren Committee
President Lyndon B. Johnson headed the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 29, 1963. It was dubbed the Warren Commission for its head, Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States. President Johnson charged the panel with investigating the JFK assassination and subsequent killing of the accused assassin and reporting its findings and conclusions.
The Assassinations Subcommittee of the House of Representatives
In 1976, the US House of Representatives created the House Select Committee on Assassinations to restart the inquiry into the JFK assassination after claims that earlier probes had not gotten full cooperation from government agencies.
Collection of JFK Assassination Records
The US Congress mandated that all JFK assassination-related information be stored together under the supervision of the National Archives and Records Administration under the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992.
The investigation concludes, and conspiracy theories begin.
The Warren Commission determined that “the bullets that killed President Kennedy and injured Governor Connally were fired from the sixth-floor window at the southeast corner of the Texas School Book Depository.” “The bullets that murdered President Kennedy and injured Governor Connally were fired by Lee Harvey Oswald,” it added.
Despite the official conclusion, many people think Oswald was not acting alone. From organized crime to the CIA to Cuban exiles, other conspirators are to blame for JFK Assassination.
It was done by the government.
The most terrifying possibility is that the JFK assassination was staged from within. That was Bobby’s initial thought, according to historian Philip Shenon. According to Philip Shenon of NBC News, “apparently Bobby Kennedy’s immediate thought was that it was some renegade group in the CIA.” Kennedy altered his mind after speaking with CIA Director John McCone.
The general population was more difficult to persuade. Of course, an organization cloaked in secrecy and purpose is always dubious. Still, the group insists it had nothing to do with the murder.
The Project MK Ultra in JFK Assassination
Some JFK assassination scholars are aware that one of the physicians who treated Jack Ruby was none other than Louis Jolyon West, a person equally known for reportedly murdering an elephant with LSD and for his involvement in MKULTRA the CIA’s infamous interrogation, hypnosis, and mind control program.
Jack Ruby’s insanity was diagnosed by the same CIA doctor who had earlier used psychedelics to kill an elephant after he shot Lee Harvey Oswald.
At the same time as he was treating Ruby, the MKULTRA researcher wanted to continue his mind-control studies.
An examination of accessible papers from the CIA’s declassified archives and the discovered MKULTRA files reveals that not only did West wish to continue his work with the Agency during the time he was treating Ruby, but the University where he studied believed he was doing so as well.
According to a discovered CIA document identifying many MKULTRA subprojects, Subproject 43, linked with West and taking place at the University of Oklahoma, began in 1955 and concluded in 1956. The LSD study with animals that he and Sharp mentioned occurred years later and may or may not have included human experimentation.
It would be simple to ignore this if it weren’t for West’s plan to continue his MKULTRA work with the CIA for another 11 years.
Ruby had an isolated cell built for him to reside in. At the same time, he awaited his destiny and considered the prospect of execution. According to West’s hypothesis, they can cause significant personality changes, which Ruby seems to have experienced throughout West’s investigation of him. According to the report, Ruby was psychotic and delusional at the time.
Among the techniques” that could be used on Ruby were hypnosis and intravenous sodium pentothal.
He recommended to the CIA that “the combined use of hypnotic methods and autonomic medicines be exercised” in his request to continue his MKULTRA work with them. As a barbiturate, sodium pentothal is one such autonomic medication commonly utilized in MKULTRA studies and other interrogation or hypnosis-related activities.
The Agency’s answer to West’s suggestion appears to have been ordered destroyed, along with all other MKULTRA data. He did, however, continue to appear in CIA archives until 1991. According to one document, West was involved in the STARGATE program, which shared a startling degree of overlap with MKULTRA and its sibling projects.
What Physics Tells Us About JFK’s Assassination
According to new research, the ‘grassy knoll’ JFK assassination idea is false.
When tailor Abraham Zapruder brought his film to see President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade pass through Dealey Plaza in Dallas on November 22, 1963, he had no idea he’d witness the JFK assassination or that his home video would become one of the most-watched and studied films of all time.
Even today, the Zapruder film is used as proof in several conspiracy theories regarding JFK Assassination.
That finding is supported by new research published in the journal Helios. To explain where the bullet may have originated from, Nicholas Nalli, a senior research scientist at IMSG, Inc., built a model of the mechanics of the gunshot wound itself.
When Nalli examined the Zapruder film, he saw that the president’s head jerked forward when the bullet struck his skull. This, he reasoned, indicated that the president had been shot from behind.
For years, a wealth of information about the crime has been made public, and Nalli relied on that reservoir of knowledge to develop a model of the physical processes of a gunshot wound.
Nalli’s model takes into account factors such as bullet mass and speed, as well as measurements. He coupled that data with the shutter speed of the film used to record the shot. The model then estimated how the bullet would have functioned if it had entered President John F. Kennedy’s head from behind.
It supported Nalli’s argument and demonstrated that the president was not shot from the “grassy knoll” in front of him.
“The President’s reflexes immediately following the projectile hit was physically compatible with a gunshot wound produced by a high-energy Carcano military rifle bullet fired from nearby.”
When the president was shot, he claims, Kennedy’s skull burst, as depicted in the film.
The wound was caused by the bullet’s entry rather than its departure. It reveals that as the bullet’s velocity and kinetic energy slammed into his skull, forcing his head to snap forward, a brief cavity developed inside the president’s soft tissue.
The theories of a second gunman and the president being shot with hollow-point or soft-point bullets are equally improbable. Not only were such bullets never found, but Kennedy’s head motions are only compatible with shooting from behind.
The Man with the Umbrella
People who believe in the umbrella man conspiracy obviously never get sunburned. On a beautiful day, why would anyone take an umbrella? On November 22, 1963, Louie Steven Witt brought a black umbrella to Dealey Plaza. He was seen on video hoisting it into the air as Kennedy’s vehicle went by. Some believe he sent a signal to shoot, while others believe he shot a poison dart from the umbrella.
It was a hit by the mob.
The Kennedys have a long history with organized crime. Indeed, some think the mafia assisted JFK in stealing the election in 1960 by obtaining votes in the crucial state of Illinois. However, according to another conspiracy theory, the political dynasty is in conflict with the mafia.
This hypothesis is based on the fact that John F. Kennedy was unsuccessful in toppling Fidel Castro in Cuba, which meant that the mafia-run casinos stayed closed. His brother, Robert F. Kennedy, was clamping down on the mob as attorney general, pursuing a case against Jimmy Hoffa.