Upon looking over just a small portion of Pat Speer's JFK
assassination presentation (linked above), a series of proposed anti-
SBT problems become readily apparent.
Pat thinks that President John F. Kennedy was struck in the back by a
bullet at Zapruder Film frame #190, which is also the "SBT" Z-Film
frame as proposed by the HSCA in the late 1970s, which is a SBT
timeline that I can only assume author Vincent Bugliosi has revised
for his 2007 JFK book ("Reclaiming History"), since Vince, too,
supported such an early SBT hit as of 1986. But better copies of the Z-
Film (which show more clearly the Z224 SBT hit) have come to light
since Mr. Bugliosi's support of a Z190 SBT in '86.
Besides the obvious problem of "WHY DOESN'T KENNEDY REACT TO A Z190
SHOT UNTIL Z225, VIA THE SUPER-RAPID ARM RISE WHICH ONLY STARTS AT
Z226?" -- Pat also believes that the Z190 shot into JFK's back did not
transit his body, despite the autopsy report claiming it MUST have
transited. So that's DISAPPEARING BULLET #1.
Plus: What the hell STOPPED this bullet?
And Pat thinks that Connally was hit by a separate shot at Z224 (from
behind, of course), and, based on the slightly R-to-L angle through
JBC's body and the downward angle through him, this bullet almost
certainly had to have come from a window in the Texas School Book
Now, since the only known gunman in the TSBD was occupying the
"Oswald" Sniper's-Nest window in the southeast corner of the building,
is it reasonable to assume that this bullet DIDN'T come from that
In my own opinion, that is not a reasonable thing to believe, per the
overall evidence. So, based on the reasonable hypothesis that that
Z224 bullet which went into JBC came from that SN window....I want to
know HOW on this green Earth Mr. Speer manages to get John F. Kennedy
OUT OF THE GUNMAN'S way in order for a separate bullet to hit Connally
in the back where we KNOW Connally was hit?
And then Pat needs a separate bullet to hit JFK in the throat from the
front...which (coincidentally) Pat thinks ALSO occurs at Z224....the
EXACT same frame he says Connally is hit (but by a SEPARATE bullet)!
Here's DISAPPEARING BULLET #2.
And -- What stopped THIS bullet from transiting Kennedy's body? Did
the mere friction from the bullet going into his neck stop it dead?
TWO "dud" rounds from TWO separate rifles (to account for the separate
neck and back missiles not transiting)? Come now! How far into crazy-
land are people expected to travel?
Overall -- That CTer-created version of the shooting amounts to what
would be an absolutely-miraculous piece of good fortune and great
(coincidental) marksmanship on the part of the THREE different gunmen
who must have (per this crazy theory) peppered the two victims with
three separate bullets in a beautifully-coordinated "SBT"-like
pattern...with the CORRECT TIMING even (per the Zapruder Film)!
Just how much "coincidence" is too much? How is it even remotely
possible to believe in such a 3-Shot anti-SBT shooting alternative?
Which is a scenario that so closely mirrors the SBT in various ways,
that members of two different Government inquiries FELL FOR THE SINGLE-
There's also the built-in "CE399" problem for any anti-SBT theory.
Let's examine that.....
1.) Bullet CE399 is definitely a bullet from LEE HARVEY OSWALD'S GUN.
2.) Oswald's gun was almost certainly being fired from the SN window
in the TSBD (it was found on that very same floor -- the 6th Floor --
and the only gunman seen throughout Dealey Plaza was the gunman
located in the southeast corner window on that TSBD 6th Floor).
3.) Connally was hit by just ONE single bullet during the shooting
(per his doctors and per Connally's own beliefs regarding this
4.) Given this approximate "Z224" view of the limo from the SN in the
TSBD (linked below; via Dale Myers' computer animation, which is based
almost exclusively on the Zapruder Film), President Kennedy is
positively in between the gunman and the place on Governor Connally's
back where he was hit by a bullet at Z224. ....
5.) CE399 was found inside Parkland Hospital--and was found on a
stretcher located in a place WHERE PRESIDENT KENNEDY NEVER WAS LOCATED
(nor was JFK's stretcher). Which means that Bullet CE399 HAD to be the
ONE AND ONLY BULLET that struck Governor Connally on 11/22/63. In
other words, given the place where CE399 was found, that bullet had to
have fallen out of CONNALLY, not KENNEDY.
(This hypothesis is sans the introduction of any crazy, totally-
unsupportable/unprovable belief of Bullet 399 being "planted", which
is what most conspiracy theorists HAVE to believe....because if that
bullet was NOT a "plant", the SBT fits like a glove, per #1 through #5
So, based on the above five points, the "problem" for anti-SBTers is
finding a way for that bullet (CE399) to get to that stretcher inside
Parkland Hospital (where it was found by Darrell Tomlinson) WITHOUT
FIRST HAVING THAT SAME BULLET GO THROUGH BOTH JOHN F. KENNEDY AND JOHN
B. CONNALLY (IN THAT ORDER).
David Von Pein
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