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Book Raises Doubts About 1979 Kennedy Assassination Probe

This Nov. 22, 1963 file photo shows President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy upon their arrival at Dallas Airport shortly before President Kennedy was assassinated.
This Nov. 22, 1963 file photo shows President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy upon their arrival at Dallas Airport shortly before President Kennedy was assassinated.
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A new book raises doubts about a 1979 congressional probe that concluded President John F. Kennedy's assassination 50 years ago was the result of an undefined conspiracy.
 
The book, The Kennedy Half Century, by prominent political science professor Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia, questions the conclusion by the House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations that a shot was fired at Kennedy from the so-called “grassy knoll” on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas.
 
Lee Harvey Oswald fired at the Kennedy motorcade from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository overlooking Dealey Plaza. The House conclusion of an undefined conspiracy - with an additional shot from the grassy knoll - was drawn from an acoustical analysis of a Dictabelt recording device that was on a police officer's motorcycle.
 
The congressional investigators believed the motorcycle was in the Kennedy motorcade and that its Dictabelt recorded four shots. Sabato says new technologically advanced audio research conducted for his book proves the Dallas police motorcycle was not traveling as part of the presidential motorcade at the time the shots were fired.
 
The motorcycle, driven by officer Willie Price, was about two miles (3.2 km) away at the time of the shooting, Sabato writes.
 
In addition, he says, acoustic experts found the sound “impulses” picked up by the Dictabelt that were initially believed to be gunshots could have simply been motorcycle engine noise.

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by: Cassandra1963
October 14, 2013 3:23 PM
There has been a successful synchronization of every shot seen on the Zapruder film with the acoustic impulses on the DictaBelt to within hundredths of a second for every shot -- in Dealey Plaza. This leaves only two possibilities: that noisy events (random noise, not gunshots, we presume) happened at the Trade Mart that absolutely precisely match what happened in Dealey Plaza to within hundredths of a second - or the assassination actually happened at the Trade Mart. The successful and long sought synchronization of the Zapruder film and the DictaBelt recording was achieved by Dr. Randy Robertson, a diagnostic radiologist, the only Board Certified Radiologist to have been granted permission by the Kennedy family to study and analyze the original autopsy materials. Material about the synchronization can be found at jfkproject.org (still in beta mode) and his study contains the mathematical computations used by Dr. Robertson to achieve synchronization. He has made totally astonishing videos that illustrate every facet -- and Z-film-based corroborations -- for at least five gunshots from three separate sites containing 3 individual snipers. There is no mathematical possibility that all the events, as calculated by speed of sound and the bullets, moments of impact, distances between geographic elements in Dealey Plaza, the reflexive jarring and blurring of film (different from each site or shot origin) by Mr. Zapruder could be duplicated a few miles from Dealey Plazs. There is probably no where else on earth, at any time, that random noise could duplicate the precise impulses on the DictaBelt and the synchronization with Zapruder to WITHIN HUNDREDTHS OF A SECOND. Randy Robertson has used that tape and produced a virtual soundtrack for the Zapruder film. That identical impulses might be generated by random noise could be made the same day at the Trade Mart is, simply, absurd. There is a dropbox link to download the presentation. Please contact me and I'll send you the link.

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by: James McGrath from: Greenbelt, MD
November 04, 2013 12:27 AM
Please send me the link and I'll take it from there.

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