Friday, June 29, 2018

No other work— not Posner’s, Bugliosi’s or any other solves these mysteries:

1. Why, when and where that mysterious first shot was fired.
2. Where Oswald was headed when confronted by Officer J. D. Tippit.
3. Why Oswald fled from the 30/Marsalis bus after only two blocks.  (And it wasn’t due to heavy traffic.)
4. What the FBI knew about the fresh bullet mark on the Main Street curb.
5. Why there were deliberate splices in the Zapruder and the Tina Towner films.

The Final Truth solves them all and many more.

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The Final Truth: Solving the Mystery of the JFK Assassination

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

A very preventable assassination

If you’re old enough to have lived through the JFK assassination, you followed the shifting conventional wisdom as it was buffeted hither and yon with each new discovery.  Before even the Single Bullet Theory, you clearly recall when that wisdom pushed the time of the first shot forward one second to just before the President disappeared behind the Stemmons  Freeway sign: the FBI’s case for an unpreventable late first shot.  No argument, we all remember it happening.

We also recall three years later, on the last business day before Christmas buried in an obscure back-page article in The Baltimore Sun, the FBI and LIFE magazine finally admitted four frames were removed from the Zapruder film in a “lab accident” the day after the assassination.  These were the exact frames (Z208Z211) that would have disproven the FBI’s late first shot since Kennedy showed no reaction to such a shot.

Fast forward to the early ‘70s when film expert Jack D. White of Fort Worth is the first to notice a seven-frame splice in Tina Towner’s film.  The FBI had the film when the splice was made, a splice that removes a major “camera jiggle” in the 13-year-old’s film.  A jiggle reaction that pinpoints a very early first shot.  And a very preventable assassination.

The dominoes begin to tumble.  Two Secret Service agents on the running boards of the follow-up car, Clint Hill and Paul Landis, testify that the first shot was fired as the limo was “beginning to straighten out” during the turn from Houston St. onto Elm, exactly where the Towner splice occurs.

Finally, a first-ever jiggle analysis of the Towner, Hughes, Bell and Dorman films by this author demonstrates that the first shot exploded from Oswald’s rifle less than two fames prior to Tina Towner’s spliced-out camera jiggle reaction.

So why did Lee need to fire the first shot so early?  Domino “zero” holds the answer.
It is the “why” that solves the “what”...

The Final Truth: Solving the Mystery of the JFK Assassination
-- Edward Bauer
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

You don’t just pick up a rifle and start shooting!

All marksmen know the indispensable requirement of always first zeroing your firearm to achieve the required accuracy, especially if it has been disassembled as Oswald’s had been.

The captain of my high school rifle team could routinely zero a rifle in one shot.  He was on the scope.  I would fire once from prone at the center rings of the A-17 type target.  He would call out the adjustments (e.g., 2 up, 3 left).  My second shot was almost always a bull.

That, my friends, is zeroing a rifle in one shot.
Lee Oswald zeroed his reassembled rifle with the first shot.
That, my friends, is why the first shot ‘missed.’
It was aimed at, and struck, the south curb of Main Street.
The FBI knew that from the beginning.

Monday, April 23, 2018

An excerpt from The Final Truth:

“[Oswald] would carefully analyze why his single shot at Walker, which seemed a sure hit at less than a hundred feet, missed.  The simple explanation was that the bullet Oswald fired hit the window frame, thus sparing General Walker’s life.  But that reverses cause and effect.  The striking of the window frame was the effect of the miss, not the cause.  It was ‘how’ the shot missed, not ‘why’ it missed.  With all the time he needed, having a fence as a stable gun platform,35 and using a 4-power scope from that close a distance, Oswald easily would have seen the window frame silhouetted by the interior room light and taken aim to avoid hitting it.  He even told Marina that he took very careful aim.36  Yet the bullet went astray.  Through his extensive knowledge of firearms and marksmanship, he deduced the true cause of that missed shot.  He would not let that mistake happen again.”

Lee knew he missed Walker because he hadn’t zeroed (sighted-in) his carbine.  Having learned his lesson, he used the first shot in Dealey Plaza to zero his Carcano.  That’s why it ‘missed,’ it wasn’t aimed at the limo in the first place.


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Once more, conventional wisdom is wrong.

Oswald did not leave the 30-Marsalis bus due to heavy traffic but because he spotted his former landlady Mary Bledsoe on that bus.  She disliked him so much she kicked him out of his room after only five days, got into an argument with him and refused to refund the extra two days’ rent for which he had paid.   He feared that once his name was mentioned in the media, she or her son would call the police to report his escape route and that’s exactly what they did.  He had no choice but to leave that bus immediately and hope she hadn’t seen him.

The Final Truth: Solving the Mystery of the JFK Assassination
-- Edward Bauer

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Some prefer the mystery to the solution.  That’s fine.  Speculating can be more fun than knowing the answer.  As long as no one gives the solution, nobody will be proven wrong.  Whatever suits your fancy. 

But for those of us who want the JFK assassination mystery solved so we can get on with our lives, the truth matters.  To those of us I offer my comments and my book.

Serious history finally written correctly.

The Final Truth: Solving the Mystery of the JFK Assassination