Post by Amy Joyce Post by mainframetech
I can point to many statements and sworn testimony backing that up if
I'm interested, and also curious about what you said to me in another
topic (can't find it easily). You said that as a CT you think that you
determined how some of it went down. It's cool if you don't want to tell
more, or if you feel more comfortable messaging me, that's fine with
I'll be happy to show you all that I've dug up so far. But I'm not
sure now which point I was making. You deleted the previous conversation
and I've lost my thread of thought. Better to let the previous discussion
stay in the post, s that we can look back at what has been said.
I'll start with one of the areas of question. The 'single bullet'
theory in the WCR. I'll do it here, and you can then see the opposing
views that almost certainly will be posted after.
As noted previously, when the autopsy got going, 2 FBI agents were
there in attendance as observers. They recorded what they saw and heard
in their reports, which are online as the 'Sibert and O'Neill report'.
At one point they rolled the body over and found a bullet wound in the
upper back. Many people have been told and still believe that it wasn't
the 'upper back' but the lower neck. They found that there were too many
wounds on people and elsewhere to be caused by the 3 shells in the TSBD
6th floor 'nest'. So the WC lawyers devised a theory that would allow one
bullet to do more damage and so cover the problem that way. That became
the single bullet' theory, and consisted of the bullet that hit the upper
back of JFK was to be sent out of his body through the throat wound and
then hit Connally and injure him. That is 7 strikes on 2 men including 2
bone strikes. The bullet they picked to have done all that damage was the
so-called 'pristine' or 'magic' bullet, which was seemingly hardly
During the autopsy, Sibert was one of the FBI observers, and had given
sworn testimony to the ARRB of what he saw and heard:
"But when they raised him up, then they
found this back wound. And that’s when they
started probing with the rubber glove and the
finger, and - and also with the chrome probe.
And that’s just before, of course, I made
this call, because they were at a loss to explain
what had happened to this bullet. They couldn’t
find any bullet.
And they said, ‘There's no exit.” Finck,
in particular, said, "There’s no exit.” And they
said that you could feel it with the end of the
finger - I mean, the depth of this wound."
I'll always end a quote with a link to where the info came from, so you
can check context.
The 'prosectors' (pathologists) were Drs. Humes (in charge supposedly),
Boswell and Finck who was called in by Humes who knew that he and Boswell
didn't have the experience for this kind of autopsy with bullet wounds,
and very little experience altogether. Finck had a good reputation and
had done all sorts of autopsies on bullet deaths.
As the autopsy got further along, they reached a point where the organs
were to be removed. At this point, we go to statement made by Paul
O'Connor, Technologist, who assisted at the autopsy. He had stated that
he had assisted at 50-60 autopsies before this one. Here he is speaking:
"We started out with a rigid probe and found that it only went in so far.
I'd say maybe an inch and a quarter. It didn't go any further than that.
So we used a malleable probe and bent it a little bit and found out that
the bullet entered the body, went through the intercostal
muscles—the muscles in between the ribs. The bullet went in
through the muscles, didn't touch any of the ribs, arched downwards, hit
the back of the pleural cavity, which encases the lungs, both front and
back. It bounced off that cavity and stopped. It actually went down and
stopped. Went through the ribs and stopped (photo 10). So we didn't know
the track of the bullet until we eviscerated the body later. That's what
happened at that time. We traced the bullet path down and found out it
didn't traverse the body. It did not go in one side and come out the other
side of the body.
Law: You can be reasonably sure of that?
Law: It was just from the probe then?
O'Connor: Oh yes.
Law: And these doctors knew that?
Law: While it happened?
From: "In the Eyes of History" by William Matson Law, pages 40-41
That book is online and can be searched. The author used an
interviewer style that just asked questions, without a lot of his own
So the autopsy ends, with no further discussion or conclusions made,
and Humes goes home ands writes up an Autopsy Report (AR) that is
completely opposite to what he has just seen. Though he knows the bullet
never left the body of JFK, he writes that it did, and that it came out of
the throat wound! But he doesn't say in the AR that they dissected the
path of the bullet, because there WAS no path after the pleura!
To write such a completely false AR, Humes had to have been given
orders by a higher up, and probably an excuse as to why he had to do it
that way. The report is then signed off by the other 2 prosectors, who
also had to have been given orders. They would never have taken the
initiative to fake the AR on their own on such an important document.
Now, since the back wound bullet never left the body of JFK and came
out the throat wound, the 'single bullet' theory is dead. And if the SBT
is dead, then there are too many shots for the 3 shells in the TSBD, and
there had to be another weapon and another shooter, and therefore a
But that leaves you with a question of where did the bullet go if it
didn't leave the body of JFK. That's for the next installment. For now,
if any questions on this part of the case, let me know. Then we can move