PAT SPEER SAID:
>>> "I challenge you [Dale K. Myers] to come out from behind your "you can't project 2D lines on 3D images" facade, and create an overview depicting the alignment of Kennedy and Connally at frames 223-224, and
a 10-degree trajectory from the sniper's nest connecting their wounds. .... Please remember that the bullet striking Kennedy struck him at the T-1 level, and exited at this same level, and that the bullet striking Connally did not pass through his chest in the direction of his heart, as depicted
on your Beyond Conspiracy animation. I look forward to studying this image." <<<
DAVID VON PEIN SAID:
Pat hasn't a leg (or an extra bullet) to stand on...because even Pat
admits that a bullet exiting JFK's throat WILL hit John Connally in
the back regardless of where the jump seat is located -- whether it be
6 inches from the right door, or 2.5 inches. (And, yes, there's undeniably
a discrepancy in the official records concerning the exact location of that
seat -- Kelley/Canning vs. the Hess & Eisenhardt body draft of the limo.)
But either jump-seat measurement results in Connally being hit in the
back by the bullet that comes out of Kennedy....and even Patrick J.
Speer acknowledges this fact:
"His [Dale Myers'] animation deceptively depicts an under-sized
Connally model on a seat 3.5 inches further from the door than the
seat occupied by the flesh and bone Connally, and that, when these
mistakes are corrected, the bullet exiting Kennedy's neck strikes
Connally in the middle of his back." -- Pat Speer; April 18, 2008
And since the only verified source of gunfire is the Sniper's Nest in the
TSBD, where does such a "6 inches vs. 2.5 inches" debate really take
a conspiracy theorist?
Does it take the CTer to another unidentified mystery shooter in Dealey
Plaza? If so, where? And can anybody verify the presence of such a
shooter? (The answer to that, of course, is no...and always has been.)
The basic (undeniable) facts:
1.) Three bullet shells from Lee Harvey Oswald's rifle found in the
Book Depository's Sniper's Nest.
2.) 90%+ of the earwitnesses heard three shots or fewer.
3.) All bullets and bullet fragments in the whole case are linked
either conclusively to Oswald's Carcano rifle or are (at the very
least) consistent with having come from that same weapon. While,
on the other side of that ballistics coin, there isn't a single bullet
or bullet fragment in the entire case that can be proven to have
positively NOT been fired from Oswald's rifle.
4.) All ENTRY wounds on both victims are positively and undeniably
REAR entry wounds, indicating that all shots that struck any limo
victims came from ABOVE and BEHIND the President's vehicle.
Given this evidence indicating "ONLY THREE SHOTS WERE FIRED, ALL
COMING FROM THE DEPOSITORY'S SNIPER'S NEST", it seems to me that
about the only place Pat Speer can possibly go with the jump-seat location
snafu (without adding in a large amount of conjecture and guesswork)
is to theorize that the Sniper's-Nest gunman (who was undeniably Lee
Harvey Oswald, via the sum total of evidence) managed to hit John
Connally with a separate bullet that magically somehow managed to miss
hitting the man who was in the direct path of that bullet (JFK).
So, even if Pat is right when it comes to his particular anti-SBT
stance (which he isn't, of course, for a variety of additional reasons
not discussed in this post), where does he really end up, when logic
and the physical evidence are taken into account?
Lee Harvey Oswald, with Rifle #C2766, fired three shots from the Texas
School Book Depository Building, hitting Governor Connally once and
President Kennedy twice.
Hardly worth the effort that Pat has put into it....is it?
David Von Pein
May 9, 2008