The assassination of Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was committed on November 22, 1963 in Dallas (Texas). He was mortally wounded by a rifle shot while riding in the presidential motorcade along Elm Street with his wife Jacqueline.
A specially assembled commission to investigate the assassination attempt concluded that the murder was committed by Lee Harvey Oswald.
John Kennedy with his wife a few minutes before the shelling
Today, there are many conspiracy theories that cast doubt on the official results of the investigation. According to opinion polls, more than 70% of Americans do not believe in the official version of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
History of the Kennedy assassination
Kennedy’s arrival in Texas was one of the stages of his presidential election campaign in 1964. It is worth noting that the route of movement of the cortege around the city was developed by members of the Secret Service. Together with the politician was his wife Jacqueline.
That day, the weather in Dallas was clear and warm, and therefore the removable roof of the presidential limousine “Lincoln Continental convertible” was thrown back. This was also done so that the people could personally observe the movement of Kennedy.
John F. Kennedy’s car was the fourth in a column and was accompanied by 4 motorcyclists. In the limousine were intelligence agents William Greer (driver) and Roy Kellerman (in the seat next to the driver), the Kennedys (in the back seats), and Texas Governor John Connally with his wife Nellie (in the extra middle seats).
Numerous cars with guards, members of the delegation and reporters drove further. Along the entire route, a mass of Americans crowded, who came to look at their leader. John Kennedy constantly smiled at his compatriots and waved his hand at them.
The cortege was greeted by people from rooftops, windows and balconies. On that day, the man refused to put on a bulletproof vest, as well as place 2 more bodyguards behind him in the car.
At 12:30 pm, Kennedy, surrounded by a convoy of cars, drove onto Elm Street. At the moment when the cortege passed the construction of the school book depository, the first shot rang out. The bullet hit John F Kennedy in the neck, went right through and wounded the governor.
After 5 seconds, a second shot rang out. This time the bullet hit the president’s head, causing the interior of the limousine to be spattered with brain particles. After that, the driver picked up speed and after 5 minutes delivered the wounded Kennedy to the clinic.
Below you can see a photo where Jacqueline Kennedy is trying to get out of the car a few seconds after the shots:
However, the injuries received were incompatible with life, as a result of which the doctors pronounced John F. Kennedy dead at exactly 13:00. 1 hour and 20 minutes after the assassination attempt, the police detained the only suspect in the Kennedy assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald.
As the investigation established, Oswald left the weapon and immediately left the building. As he was walking along one street, he was stopped by Patrolman J. D. Tippit. As a result, Li killed him and fled the scene. It was possible to detain the suspect already at the cinema.
An interesting fact is that in his youth Oswald was fond of Marxism and did not live long in the USSR. During interrogations, it turned out that he had long cooperated with the FBI and the CIA. And yet, there were so many inconsistencies and discrepancies in the conclusions of the commission of inquiry that many Americans did not believe the official version of the Kennedy assassination.
Does Jack Ruby kill Harvey Oswald?
Even more suspicious among the American people was the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald by nightclub director Jack Ruby. Jack shot the “Kennedy assassin” as he was being led through the basement of the police department to be transferred to prison. It is worth noting that millions of viewers became witnesses of the shots, since all events were broadcast on the channels online.
Ruby explained his actions by saying that he wanted to avenge the president, and also to save Jacqueline Kennedy from having to go to court as a witness to the assassination. American intelligence agencies conducted more than 25,000 interrogations, and also studied all possible video and audio recordings from the scene.
Later it turned out that not one, but two or three people could have been implicated in the Kennedy assassination. In addition, a total of 5 (according to other sources 6) shots could have been fired. The main argument of the presented theory is the moment when the bullet hit the head of John F. Kennedy.
Experienced shooters claim that the position that Oswald is believed to have chosen to shoot was located “behind” the law enforcement officers, and, therefore, the presidential limousine. However, on the captured film, you can clearly see that Kennedy’s head was thrown up and to the left after being hit by a bullet.