Virtual Return to the Crime Scene
Watch a 3-D simulation of November 22 and see what it tells you.
When I sent my post on the work of John Orr and Angelos Leiloglou to a JFK discussion group last week, a group of readers was quick to attack. My point—that the science and technology of photogrammetry offers a new and more precise way to test various JFK scenarios—was ignored in favor of impugning. This is par for the course in JFK discussions-- the impulse to make sure no further discussion occurs.
People have been trying to shut down the JFK discussion ever since the crime occurred. The hardy tradition goes back to 1964, when the Warren Commission sought to suppress “rumors” that there was more to the story. The tradition continued in 1967 when the CIA launched a secret world-wide campaign to discredit critics of the Warren Commission, with the claim that the CIA had fully cooperated with the inquiry —a claim the CIA historian David Robarge now admits is false. The CIA cover-up Robarge insists, was “benign.” If you believe the CIA’s theory of the JFK story, the deception, document destruction, and false testimony that followed the murder of the president was—dictionary definition—“not harmful in effect.” Some people want to believe that. Some of us don’t.
At the time when defenders of the official theory first started calling for an end to the JFK discussion, the government was suppressing Zapruder’s film. The CIA was concealing its plots to kill Castro and Jim Angleton’s fat pre-assassination file on Oswald. The Pentagon was mum on the conspiratorial false flag operation known as Operation Northwoods, and the FBI had not admitted that it destroyed a note written by Oswald. If the JFK discussion had been shut down as demanded, the full history of November 1963 would still be hidden.
In other words, the impulse to shut down the JFK discussion was a mistake then, and it is a mistake in 2022. At JFK Facts, Substack Edition, we take the opposite view. We seek to widen, not narrow, the debate.
Testing the SBT
What I liked about Orr and Leiloglou’s approach was that they asked a very precise question: Is the Warren Commission’s theory that a single bullet caused seven wounds in JFK and Governor Connally possible? Can the SBT be scientifically proven?
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