The President Kennedy Assassination
Friday, November 22, 1963

4° - "Warren Commission Ballistic Lies"

On the TSBD 6th floor, Dallas detectives found three cartridge cases near the eastern window, and in the northwestern corner a riffle hidden behind a stack of boxes.

Shortly after, the Dallas police showed the rifle that may have been used to shoot President Kennedy, a 6.5 Italian Mannlicher Carcano. But, two Dallas police officers, Deputy Sheriff Roger Craig and Deputy Constable Seymour Weitzman both identified the rifle found by Deputy Sheriff Eugene Boon as a 7.65 German Mauser bolt action. Deputy Sheriff Roger Graig even specified that 7.65 MAUSER was stamped on the barrel of the rifle that he saw.

On the morning of November 23, the FBI stated that the Mannlicher Carcano belonged to a TSBD worker, a certain Lee Harvey Oswald, who had been arrested for the murder of a policeman the day before. (See my point of view about Oswald on Chapter 8). In December 1963, the FBI made a report considering that Oswald had fired three times from the eastern window of the TSBD 6th floor.

FBI Ballistic Thesis:

- The first shot hits President Kennedy in the back.

- The second shot wounds Governor Connally.

- The third shot strikes President Kennedy in the head.

Two remarks are necessary:

1. The FBI did not mention the wound in JFK's throat, and stated no link with the wound in his back.

2. The FBI did not mention the missed shot having missed the President and wounded James Tague, while it knew about this one.

In the early stages of its investigation into President Kennedy's assassination, the Warren Commission followed the FBI conclusions regarding the ballistics. However, in June 1964, the Warren Commission was forced to admit that a shot had missed JFK and wounded James Tague. In fact, the reason the assistant counsel for the Warren Commission, Arlen Specter, manufactured the Single Bullet Theory was to explain the non-fatal wounds suffered by the President and the Governor.

After ten months of investigation, the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole assassin and had acted alone.

Warren Commission Ballistic Thesis:

- One shot hit President Kennedy at the base of his neck, exited below his Adam's apple, travelled through John Connally's torso, pierced his right wrist, and entered the front side of his left thigh.

- One shot struck President Kennedy in the back of his head.

- One shot missed President Kennedy and wounded James Tague.

It is obvious and indisputable that the Warren Commission produced ballistic conclusions which were deliberately false, in order to lead the public opinion to believe the Lone Assassin Thesis.

Commission Exhibit 385:

The drawing used to locate the wound in the President's back (CE 385) shows a bullet entry at the base of his neck while the bullet wound in his back was located about 6 inches lower at the level of his third thoracic vertebra. The location of this wound in JFK's back is clearly stated by the death certificate of President Kennedy which was completed and signed by the personal physician of JFK, Admiral George G. Burkley.

"CE 385 & JFK's Shirt"

I shall add that Dr. Humes noted during the autopsy that the wound in JFK's back was not deep, and therefore could not be linked with the wound in JFK's throat.

The Single Bullet Theory was thus worked out in complete defiance of the medical findings, and rests on no clinical evidence. Furthermore, it is enough to draw the real trajectory of the single bullet on the photo taken by Robert E. Croft approximately three seconds before JFK was hit for the first time, and noting two main contradictions of the Single Bullet Theory.

 "Single Bullet - Vertical Trajectory" 

1. The single bullet entering the back of the President to the right of his third thoracic vertebra would have deflected on the horizontal first, next downward, and this for no reason.

2. The downward angle of the single bullet exiting the President's throat and entering the Governor's back would have been 20 degrees while the anatomically downward angle of John Connally's wound through the torso was 10 degrees.

The Single Bullet Trajectory:

1. The single bullet enters JFK's back under a downward angle of 20 degrees and a lateral angle just over 5 degrees relative to the right-hand side of the limo.

2. Next, the single bullet deflects on the horizontal and to the right for exiting under his Adam's apple.

3. Next, the single bullet deflects downward under an angle of 20 degrees and slightly to the right for hitting John Connally just behind his right armpit.

4. Next, the single bullet deflects a third time and travels through the Governor's torso under an angle of 10 degrees downward and 20 degrees to the left.

5. Next, after having shattered his right 5th rib bone to five inches, the single bullet exits his shirt just under his right nipple, and goes down vertically for exiting his jacket six inches lower.

6. Finally, the single bullet deflects downward again, pierces his right wrist, turns to left, and finishes its run in his left thigh. 


"Single Bullet - Lateral Trajectory"

"CE 399 - Complete Fraud"

Commission Exhibit 388:

The drawing of the fatal head shot is false as well because this one does not respect the precise position of JFK's head at the moment of the fatal head shot.

"Fact versus Warren Fiction" 

This drawing (CE 388) shows JFK's head at the moment of the fatal head shot. Z-frame 312 shows JFK's head 1/18 of a second before the fatal head shot. If a bullet fired from the eastern window of the TSBD 6th floor did enter this point of JFK's head, this bullet would have necessarily exited lower in the right part of his forehead.

In conclusion, it is clear that the Warren Commission manufactured false exhibits to maintain that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole assassin, especially as the Z-film, which could contradict its conclusions, had been banned. After twelve years of blanket ban, the Zapruder film was made public, and the fears of Arlen Specter were going to be confirmed.

"Someday, someone may compare the films with the artist's drawings and find a significant error which might substantially affect the essential testimony and the Commission conclusions" (Arlen Specter)

Concerning the Single Bullet Theory, it is also interesting to quote the following scene from a recorded phone conversation between Senator Russell, one of the Warren commissioners, and LBJ which took place on September 18, 1964, just one week before the Commission completed its investigation.

Senator Russell: "The Commission believes that the same bullet that hit Kennedy hit Connally. Well I don't believe it."

LBJ: "I don't either."

Senator Russell: "And so I said that Governor Connally testified directly to the contrary and I'm not going to approve of that."

Despite his firm conviction, Senator Russell approved of this lie and signed the Warren Report in the name of the reason of State.