Almost fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, the question whether Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin, or not, remains one of the most controversial topics in modern history. In “Killing Kennedy”, Philip Coppens shows that Oswald was not the assassin the government claimed he was. Tracing all the evidence – the rifle, prints, bullets, etc. – he finds that the material that inculpated Oswald was not what was found on the scene of the crime. Indeed, the Dallas Police officers themselves, in testimony before the Warren Commission, said that they could not identify the objects as those recovered! There is even evidence – a photograph – that shows Oswald standing outside, watching the motorcade pass by!
Coppens shows that the Warren Commission hid behind a legal technicality, so that breaches in the chain of possession of evidence did not need to be considered when the Commission drew its conclusions and made Oswald the lone assassin. But he goes far beyond this conclusion and shows that we can identify the real assassins and who hired them; how, months before the assassination, they began to set Oswald up as a patsy, depicting him as a communist. This trail of disinformation, carefully placed by disgruntled CIA employees and Cuban exiles, guaranteed that President Johnson would order a cover-up: Oswald as the lone assassin. The end result is half a century of lies, which are exposed in this book.
Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America, was
assassinated by a gunman as he rode through Dallas, Texas. The presidential motorcade had been travelling through the city’s business district when three shots were fired at his open-topped car, hitting him in the head and showering the rear interior of the limousine with fragments of skull, blood and brain matter. Accompanying the President in the car was his wife, Jacqueline; the governor of Texas, John Connally, and his wife, the first lady of Texas, Nellie Connally. John Connally was also shot and sustained life-threatening injuries, but survived. As the car sped away towards Parkland Memorial Hospital with the president’s security detail in pursuit, both Governor Connally and his wife recalled hearing Jackie exclaim, ‘they have killed my husband…I have his brains in my hands.’ John F. Kennedy was declared dead at 1 p.m. CST.
Orlando Martin joined active-duty military service in the U.S. Navy in December of 1976. After completing basic training in San Diego, California, his first duty assignment in 1977 was overseas in the Philippines. He returned stateside in 1980, and continued his military career. Among his most memorable assignments during his service was a three -year tenure as a Drill Instructor at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. One of his recruit companies graduated as Color Company ahead of the other divisional companies. The company achieved higher compiled drill and inspection scores than any other company in its graduating group. He was awarded the Navy / Marine Corp Achievement Medal for his commendable effort. Mr. Martin qualified as a rifle expert during his military service, and was consequently awarded the Expert Rifle Medal. He retired honorably from active duty in 1996, after twenty years of continuous service. He is an active member of the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA), and the National Rifle Association (NRA).
I called the book a researcher’s guide for a reason. This book is a compilation of the material I read about the assassination, but in a totally different format. Easy to read; direct and to the point. I tried to give as much information as possible. Obviously I could not possibly put all the information in one book, so I was a bit selective in the data I recorded. It contains numerous aspects of the case and nearly every line will lead the researcher to the source of the information so they can continue to look into that particular topic.
When I started my research, my goal was to prove Lee Harvey Oswald did not murder John Kennedy. By the time I proved Oswald did not shoot Kennedy, I noticed Oswald did not shoot Tippet either.
Noting where he was seen before the shooting and where he was after the shooting will prove he was not at the window at 12:30pm; I will prove my point. I determined Oswald did not have time to get into position to do the shooting. The motorcade was scheduled to pass the Book Depository at 12:25 pm. Oswald was in the lunch room at 12:15 and Bonnie Ray Williams was on the 6th floor, alone, until 12:20. A good sniper would have been in position well in advance of his prey’s expected arrival, which Oswald was not. But wait there’s more. . .
Looking at some of the evidence from a totally different perspective, I was able to prove, a conspiracy. I compared the wounds, with the Bullet count, and the time statistics of the rifle. I assure you no one has looked at it from this viewpoint. The closest any author came to mentioning this concept was Harrison Livingstone’s book, “High Treason.”