April 23, 2013
THE GRASSY KNOLL HEADSHOT II
Knoxville, Tennessee (JFKASSASSINATION) Today we continue our look at "Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics, & the Kennedy Assassination" by Sherry P. Fiester.
The book, published by JFK Lancer Productions & Publications, Inc. of Southlake, Texas, includes a Foreward by Jim Marrs, & is available at www.amazon.com & www.jfklancer.com.
Chapter 6: The Grassy Knoll Headshot
Today we continue our discussion of the shot that struck President Kennedy in the head which many believe originated from the so called "Grassy Knoll" in Dealey Plaza.
Sherry Fiester defines "trajectory" as the "path the bullet travels once it has left the barrel of the gun," and explains that the speed of the bullet slows due to air resistance as well as the reduction of gasses after having left the gun barrel.
Sherry tells us that in the case of a long distance rifle shot, such as in this case, "it is reasonable to assume the bullet fired at the President's head followed a straight-line trajectory."
She then outlines the steps required for the analysis of a straight-line trajectory and concludes the Warren Commission, because they did not have a specific point of exit, were not able to use conventional techniques to determine trajectory.
Sherry discusses the Commission's determination of the trajectory through the use of the Autopsy Report, and identifies some problems associated with that report.
You will need to read the book to learn about these problems.
Sherry also discusses the FBI and Secret Service reenactment of the assassination which was used to determine the trajectory angle of the bullet that hit JFK in the head.
Not surprisingly, we learn that...
"the Warren's Commission's technique eliminates any trajectory indicating any location other than the Texas School Book Depository sixth floor window as the origin of the shots."
Ms. Fiester quotes NASA staff engineer Thomas Canning* in his testimony before the HSCA....
"They were not testing the ability to determine a trajectory. They were testing the inconsistency of a trajectory with a hypothesis....and...they were then observing the consistency of the facts with that hypothesis."
*Mr. Canning studied the single bullet theory trajectory for the House Select Committee on Assassinations and found that a bullet exiting JFK's throat would have hit John Connally in the back right shoulder. (Source: mcadams.posc.mu.edu).