Saturday, August 12, 2017

Eight reasons why the first shot was not fired at or near Z160

1) If Gov. Connally and Rosemary Willis responded to a rifle blast, why did no one else in these frames as much as bat an eye?  The faster Connally’s “head snap,” the more certain some of the 63 others in that frame would have also shown reactions.  Yet there were none.  Several frames after Connally’s turn, 10-year-old Rosemary Willis slowed and stopped running because her father Phil called her.

2) Career-trained witnesses testified that the first shot occurred as the limousine was turning from Houston onto Elm or in the process of completing its turn, about six seconds earlier than Z160: Secret Service agents Paul Landis and Clint Hill, Chief Criminal Deputy Allan Sweatt and journalists Robert H. Jackson and Tom C. Dillard among many others.

3) A tough-to-ignore plurality of witnesses testified to a significantly greater time interval between the first two shots and the last two.  We know from the Zapruder film that 4.9 seconds elapsed between the second shot at Z224 and the third at Z313.  Yet only 3.5 seconds elapsed between Z160 and Z224. 

4) The primary rule in firing for accuracy is that you must first zero (sight-in) your firearm.  You don’t just pick up a rifle and start shooting!  Oswald knew from experience that his Carcano would never hold its zero (remain sighted-in) after being disassembled and reassembled.  He had learned that lesson by his failure to hit Gen. Walker.  A minimum of eight or nine seconds is required to re-zero with the first shot, placing it much earlier than Z160.

5) Is there any better explanation for the first shot completely missing the limousine than that it wasn’t aimed at the car to begin with?  Oswald used the first shot for the indispensable task of zeroing and it ‘missed’ because it was aimed a different target.  It created the fresh bullet mark in the south curb of Main Street.

6) Seven frames were removed from the Tina Towner film to hide her first-shot camera jiggle, just when the limousine was making the turn onto Elm Street (after frame T084).  And four frames from one and possibly two different copies of the Zapruder film were spliced out, just before the President disappeared behind the Stemmons Freeway sign (Z208‒Z211).  The FBI had to hide an early first shot.  For the good of the country.  You might have done the same thing.  I would have.

7) As shown in the Secret Service re-enactment film, Oswald was back from the window to rest the rifle muzzle on the box he placed there for stability.  If he were firing at the limousine with his first shot, he could not have acquired the target as early as Z160 without drastically repositioning himself.  He could only have fired downrange from that position.

8) There is no logical reason to assume that Abe Zapruder’s film captured all three shots.  It makes a neat package but it’s just not factual.  Once we learn what Oswald already knew, the need to zero his re-assembled Carcano to achieve the required accuracy, it becomes clear why the first shot was fired and therefore when it was fired.

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


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017


The sharp upward jump during the missing frames of Tina Towner's film is a drastic deviation from her smooth pan. Added yellow lines help show this sudden involuntary startle reaction within 0.307 of a second. Who did it?

The FBI, under orders from Director J. Edgar Hoover, deliberately spliced out this proof of an early first shot. Why?

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

One door opens, everything falls into place.

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 admitted four frames were removed from the Zapruder film in a “lab accident” the day after the assassination— the exact frames (Z208‒Z211) that would have disproven a 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 preventable, very early first shot.

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.
                                     
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

FALSEHOODS believed by both CTs and LNs:

1. All aimed shots were aimed at the limousine.
2. James Tague’s cheek wound caused blood.
3. Jack Ruby killed Oswald to protect Jackie Kennedy.
4. Oswald got off the 30-Marsalis bus due to heavy traffic.
5. Zapruder’s film captured all the shots.
6. Frames Z208Z211 were spliced out due to a “lab accident.”
7. Rosemary Willis turned because she heard a gunshot.
8. Senator Yarborough smelled gunpowder.
9. We’ll never know what happened (believed only by Arguers, not Solvers).

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


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Final Truth solves:
   1. Why, when and where that first shot was fired
   2. Oswald's specific escape plans and why he was at Tenth and Patton when confronted by Officer J. D. Tippit
   3. The tremendous significance of Oswald’s short two-block bus ride
   4. Why the FBI lied about the fresh bullet mark on the Main St. curb
   5. Why Gov. and Mrs. Connally fundamentally disagreed with the Warren Report
   6. “Puffs of smoke” and muzzle flashes
   7. Why no assassins were firing from the grassy knoll
   8. The mysterious Harper skull fragment
   9. Mary Moorman’s photo and “Badgeman”
   10. Burn marks on the Hughes film and the 7-frame splice in Tina Towner’s film
   11. The only one of 10 filmers whose camera was rolling during all three shots (It’s not who you think.)
   12. The infamous Dictabelt recording
   13. The deliberate film splice LIFE magazine called a "lab accident"
   and much more.

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