posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 06:29 PM
The morning of November 22, 1963 was just a normal morning for America. Young children were out and playing, house wives were tending their homes, and
husbands were out at work supporting their families. No one could have possibly known that by 12:30 that afternoon, the world would be changed
For the several days previous, President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie Kennedy, had been touring through Texas. They visited and
took a tour of the newly built NASA facilities, but the main point of the visit was to campaign for Kennedy’s re-election the next year.
As the presidential motorcade made its way into Dallas, Texas, the President, his wife, Governor Connally, and Mrs. Connally sat in the
back seats of a convertible limousine and conversed quietly. Spectators had gathered along the parade route trying to get a first hand glimpse of
Camelot. The President seemed in high spirits as he waved to the assembled crowd with a large charismatic smile on his lips.
At 12:30 PM, the motorcade made its way through Dealey Plaza. Shots rang out through the air, and the President grabbed his throat and
leaned to his left. When the second shot rang out a fist sized portion of his skull was blown away, covering most of the interior of the car and the
adjacent patrol units with blood and brain tissue. John F. Kennedy had been shot twice. Once in the skull, and once in the back of the neck. The
bullet that entered the back of the President’s neck continued its trajectory until it hit Governor Connally in the back right shoulder then became
lodged in his thigh. The bullet that went through his head, proceeded to rocket through a crowd controlling police officer and then slammed into a
At 1:00 PM, after all heart and brain activity had stopped, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was pronounce dead.
America seemed to be at a standstill the rest of the day. Schools were dismissed. Office buildings gave employees the day off. The nation was in a
state of mourning.
Most Americans are familiar with the investigations of the assassination. In the same effect, most Americans are familiar with the
conspiracy theories that surround the investigation. The official government statement is that Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed the President with a
Mannlicher-Carcano rifle from the 6th floor window of the Texas School Book Depository.
Many Americans are also familiar with the “Magic Bullet Theory”. This theory suggests that the damage done to Kennedy and Connolly
could not have been done by one bullet from one gunman. The theory proposes that due to the bullet trajectory, the angle in which Oswald was shooting
from, and the wounds sustained by both men, that there had to have been at least one other gunman aiming at the presidential limousine.
Oswald was apprehended four hours after the assassination took place. Two days after being arrested for the assassination, Jack Ruby shot
and killed him on national television as police were trying to transport Oswald. The mystery behind the Kennedy assassination seemed to die that very
day along with the accused.
Many theorists try to find who killed Kennedy by looking at the political spectrum. Oswald had defected to the Soviet Union when he was 19
years old. He was an open communist. Some feel that Oswald killed Kennedy soley because he was a communist striking back at the capitalist world.
Others believe that the U.S. government had something to do with the assassination. Those are all complex ideas that involve lengthy paper trails and
tangled webs of lies.
Sometimes the answers to life’s biggest questions are in plain view. It is sometimes laughable that something so simple could be the
final conclusion. As millions of people flocked to the idea of communists attacking a public figure head and the United States government planning the
death of it very own President for political purposes unknown, no one has looked to Camelot. No one has looked at the one person who had the means,
and the motive to kill John F. Kennedy.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
In December of 1951, Jackie Kennedy, Jackie Bouvier at the time, was engaged to marry a young stock broker John Husted. In 1948, Jackie
had attended a friend’s wedding. John Kennedy was also attending, and that was their first meeting. This was not their last meeting during
Jackie’s engagement to Husted. In May of 1951, they met again at a dinner party of mutual friends. They talked most of the evening. Young Jack
Kennedy even escorted Jackie to her car only to find John Husted waiting for her.
In March of 1952 the Husted-Bouvier engagement was called off due to fact that the Bouvier family didn’t think that Husted’s $17,000 a year salary
was affluent enough for young Jackie. Two months later, on May 8, 1952, Jack and Jackie met once again at a friend’s dinner party in Long Island,
NY. This is when the romance purportedly started.
They were married in September of 1953. During their marriage, Jack became a prominent figurehead in Washington. As his career skyrocketed, strains on
their marriage became harder to deal with. Even with the birth of 2 children did not seem to keep the marriage off of the rocks.
Despite all of this Jacqueline appeared to be the perfect politician’s wife. She answered campaign letters, made radio and television
appearances and readily gave interviews to the press. No one could have known the domestic problems that they were having. After John’s death, it
has been reported he had several extramarital affairs, including those with Hollywood actress, Marilyn Monroe, and socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer.