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What reasons could the HSCA have in 1979 for suggesting that President Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy in 1963?

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What reasons could the HSCA have in 1979 for suggesting that President Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy in 1963? There are several reasons why the HSCA decided that President Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy. They had several things that helped them look more in depth into the possibility of a conspiracy then the Warren Commission did. They had more time to look at evidence, could take a new look at old evidence, they had new evidence to look at and they had new technology which enabled them to take a new look at the evidence. The Warren commission came to the conclusion that John F Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald acting on his own from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. However, new evidence has arisen that compromises this, many people now believe that there was also an assassin on the grassy knoll. ...read more.

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third came from behind the President and hit Governor Connelly in the back, the fourth came from the grassy knoll and struck the President in the head, this was the shot that killed him, the fifth came from behind and hit Connelly in the wrist and the sixth may have been either a shot that missed and hit the car dashboard or one that struck a ricocheted and hit a spectator. It is also known that although Oswald served in the marines he was a very poor shot and so it is unlikely that he would have had the necessary skills to assassinate the President from the position he was alleged to have been in. Also, it is unlikely that so much damage could have been achieved with three shots. Also, the wounds that these shots left on the President were tampered with before the official autopsy. A person's brain is like plastercine, it will mould to the shape of something. ...read more.

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The other person to benefit from the assassination; vice president Johnson; may have wanted JFK out of the way so he could have became President; he would also have the necessary connections to pull off the assassination; landing him in the President's office without any questions. In conclusion, the HSCA could have suggested that President Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy in 1963 because there is strong evidence that there were two gunmen which immediately contradicts the findings of the Warren Commission. Also, as the wounds of the President were tampered with it indicates that what the wounds were originally were not what had actually happened. Also the fact that key evidence was somehow lost and that Oswald lacked the means to assassinate the President all add up to the fact that it is unlikely that the findings of the Warren Commission were correct. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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