reply to post by Rising Against
Again, I know this an old thread and I don't know if anyone is following it anymore.
And I see the original poster has not been on these forums since August, Too bad he has posted some really good stuff.
Anyway I have been looking more in-depth at the the whole assassination and am convinced Oswald did not act alone, and may not have even fired the
gun, but I did want to point out something that I was very surprised I have not heard in any of the many documentaries or books I have now read on the
I am an RN and I have in my career as an ICU and ER nurse seen many people die as well as suffer from sudden brain damage etc...
In the Zapruder film it is clear in slow motion, regular speed, and a frame by frame analysis that Kennedy’s head does go slightly forward first.
Then there is the spray of blood and brain up and forward that is carried by the wind backwards over the car hitting the motorcycle police, secret
followed by JFK going back and too the left suddenly.
There is a very simple medical reason for this.
The moment he received the catastrophic injury to his brain, which also included the cerebellum that controls motor function in the rear of the brain
as cited by one of the attending Physicians at Parkland, he would instantly and immediately go flaccid. His brain is no longer able to send signals to
the muscles of his body and his body goes completely limp.
This along with the fact that he is in an open convertible with wind and forward acceleration would cause his body to naturally be pushed back
Remember he had a throat wound just prior, his body is very rigid since he is holding his throat in pain an unable to speak, then his body is
instantly limp as the bullet cuts through his brain.
JFK being thrown back suddenly is not necessarily from a shot hitting his head in front. It is the action of the wind and forward momentum of the car
causing his now instantly limp body to be thrown back against the seat and then slump down. Please do a Google search on the film and look for
yourself, there are many good high resolution copies on the internet as well as frame by frame views you can look through.
I am not saying there was no one on the hill, there is ample evidence to the contrary both in witnesses that heard a shot from there, photos, and the
testimony Lee Bowers, but I don't think there is clear evidence that a shot hit his head from the front.
There is also a new NOVA documentary on the damage of his head that is very well done and really is accurate, I think. Here is a link;
edit on 20-11-2013 by tomtoon because: spelling