The JFK Assassination: Conspiracy or Single-gunman?

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The JFK Assassination:

Conspiracy or Single-gunman?

Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, 'The bigger the

lie, the more people will believe it.' Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see many

example of this in the world's history. One example would have to be the John Fitzgerald

Kennedy assassination. For over thirty years the people of the United States were led to

believe that a single gunman shot and killed Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at

12:30 p.m... However, in this paper, I will dispute the ancient analization of the facts

that show a single gunman was involved, and try to show that a conspiracy must have been


According to the old facts regarding the case of the JFK assassination, Kennedy was killed

by a single gunman. On November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time),

Kennedy was riding in an open limousine through Dallas, Texas.

At this time, Kennedy was

shot in the head and neck by a sniper. He was then taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital,

where he was pronounced dead. Later, police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S.

Marine, at a nearby theater. By the next morning, Oswald was booked for the murder of

President John F. Kennedy. Two days later, Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby, a Dallas

nightclub owner, while he was being moved from the city to the county jail.

At a glance, the above story sounds as if this should be an open-and-shut case. After all,

according to the facts above, Oswald must have killed Kennedy. However, you must take a

deeper look into this case. Many people who witnessed the murder of John F. Kennedy

dispute the facts above, saying that they heard shots from places besides...