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What reasons did the H.S.C.A have in 1979 for suggesting that president Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy in 1963

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Question 3 Thomas Boddington What reasons did the H.S.C.A have in 1979 for suggesting that president Kenndy was the victim of a conspiracy in 1963 There are many the theories of how President Kennedy was assassinated and there are many people who still don't believe the Warren Commission's report. Unlike the Warren Commission the H.S.C.A were able to conduct a more thorough investigation, most likely because they had more time to come to a verdict. In this essay I cant say who really did kill Americas youngest president but I can say why the H.S.C.A and many other people don't believe the Warren Commission. In the Warren Commission report probably their biggest mistake was disregarding key eyewitnesses who they considered to be incompatible and inconsistent. Although they rely on witnesses saying that they saw a rifle being fried from the Texas schoolbook depository to locate the position of the assassin. Out of 500 witnesses at the event, only 90 were questioned and 58 of those said that they saw smoke and heard gun shot sounds from the grassy knoll. These reports didn't collaborate with the Warren Commission. They said all 58 witnesses were mistaken This might just have something to do with the fact that they don't collaborate with there single assassin theory. Many witnesses weren't even brought before the commission to give evidence like Jean Hill who claimed she heard four to six shots being fired from two different locations, and Gordon Arold (a young soldier standing on the grassy knoll) ...read more.

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But this is not surprising that the reports are so different as many believe that the wounds were tamped with on the way to Washington. In Washington where the second autopsy took place the body according to a few witnesses looked as if it had under gone surgery. With a 12 inch cut slicing from one ear to the other, when the head was opened up the whole of the presidents brain had been removed which is a putty textured substance which if shot is very easy to trace the direction the bullet traveled through it. This seems to implicate a bloody operation was carried out whilst the body was on the way to Washington. To make the wounds match the single gunman theory and to match the Warren Commissions report. Even the autopsy reports are still classified, this arouses suspicion in itself. Might the American government be hiding something? The rifle that Oswald was meant to have used to kill Kennedy was a Mannlicher Carcano rifle. Which requires a bolt to be drawn by hand in order to feed single live rounds to its breech, it is very difficult to load, aim and fire in such a short space of time. Even the telescopic sights on the gun made it difficult to fire accurately. Experts couldn't fire the rifle three times in the six seconds time frame the warren commission puts Oswald firing the gun. ...read more.

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They also with the F.B.I, C.I.A and the us army refused to release all their files on the murder, which arouses suspicion of a conspiracy alone. Another theory is that it was the arms trade as Kennedy, before he died orderd the army to pull out from Vietnam to have nothing more to do with it. if this order had been carried out the Vietnam war would never of happened. But as it did many people who made weaponry for the army made a lot of money. So if they killed Kennedy the order to pull back was not carried out and the arms trade flourished. These are just a few theories. Kennedy had many enemies and could have been one or all of them. I personally think it was the F.B.I and there were two gunmen Lee Harvy Oswald and the man on the grassy Knoll. Through the evidence here, it's clear to see that not all is as it seems. There are still many questions that still need to be answered like why did the Warren Commission's report have no index? Why were there so many people that looked the same as oswald after the shooting? Why was Oswald allowed back into America after he had spent 2 years in Russia during the cold war? And why has the waren commission deceived the world? Will we ever know what really happened in 1963? I hope we do. ...read more.

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