posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 02:03 PM
I've heard some additional thoughts on the matter.
Some theorize that some players thought the 'shooting' was going to be a scare tactic and that no one was going to murder anyone.
I've heard that the shot that hit Connally may have come from the Dallas County Records building, which was a separate trajectory from any shot at
But notice a couple things.
Nobody shot Jackie, nobody shot either the driver or the front seat passenger and nobody shot Nellie Connally.
In a 'real' hit job, with no conspiracy angle, what would the teams do?
First they would frequently take out the driver. This would stop the car, allowing the other shooters a stationary shot.
They would then nearly simultaneously shoot the intended victim(s) and then if they were worried about witnesses, take out other people in the
Why didn't someone shoot Zapruder? It was pretty clear he was videoing the event. (I'm being a little dramatic here).
It seems pretty likely that the instructions were.
1. Shoot Kennedy;
2. Don't hit Jackie;
3. Implicate Oswald.
It may have included:
3. Scare John Connally. (wound)
The very fact that the driver wasn't shot (though he ducked, it appears) is quite suggestive.
In addition, though they were hiding, none of the 'shooters' appeared to be very worried about being caught. Though I think there were probably
three teams (sniper and spotter), not all of them may have known about each other completely. Could this have caused any of the misses? Maybe one
whole team had the assignment of 'diversionary shots'. Someone fired into the infield. Someone fired the shot that hit the curb. Hard to say.
They knew one thing, or so they thought. Shooting at the target while in a motorcade would virtually guarantee that none of the SS agents in the
parade would stay behind and all would jump on top of the president and first lady, and the vice president, and then speed off out of the area.
Now this makes sense to the layperson but is it rational as a SS action plan? I mean do you have 8-10 agents in the follow car tasked to ride along to
the hospital? Why?
If, indeed, the SS were not 'in on it', I've no doubt that a typical plan for a motorcade shooting would not have every single one of the
agents stay in the car and drive away. At least a couple would jump off the car and stay behind to:
1. get the snipers and return fire;
2. investigate, and
3. cover the escape.
That this didn't happen speaks volumes to me. Of course normally they would have accessory coverage on the ground, but these personnel were told to
So, not only didn't the SS save the president, or even try to (excepting Agent Clint Hill), they also didn't 'get' the shooters, didn't return
fire and virtually fled the scene.
We don't know typical SS action plans, but I seriously doubt this was one of them, except on that day in 1963.
[edit on 19-7-2008 by Badge01]