New JFK documentary alleges a second shooter ... a Secret Service agent who shot the president by ACCIDENT
By Damien Gayle | Mail Online
Many conspiracy theorists unhappy with the official account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy have pointed to evidence they believe shows that the president was shot twice, from different directions.
Now a new documentary has come up with a new twist on the conspiracy theory, claiming that a Secret Service agent was the man who fired that shot... by accident.
JFK: The Smoking Gun claims that George Hickey, a Secret Service man riding in the car behind Kennedy, accidentally fired his weapon on November 22, 1963.
It alleges that a cover-up was then carried out to save the blushes of the agency whose main role is to protect serving and former U.S. leaders - leaving the many loose ends that have long raised suspicions.
It is said that as much as 75 per cent of the American public do not believe the official account of the Kennedy assassination.
The new documentary is based on the work of Colin McLaren, a veteran Australian police detective who has undertaken a four-year investigation into the killing.
His theories are based on the work of Howard Donahue, who spent two decades probing the assassination and whose work was presented in the book Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK, by Bonar Menninger.
Both Mr Menninger and Mr McLared spoke yesterday about the film at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles, California.
Central to their case is the claim that Agent Hickey and his Secret Service colleagues had been out partying the night before Kennedy’s motorcade drove through Dallas.
To compound the problems the hungover agent faced, McLaren says he has found evidence that Hickey had not been properly trained to use the AR-15 gun he was carrying that morning. ’It was his first time in the follow car, his first time holding the assault weapon he was using,’ the Huffington Post reported McLaren as saying.
The theory is that as the assassin opened fire, Hickey grabbed his own gun. But when the whole motorcade shunted to a halt, the agent was jolted by the sudden stop and accidentally pulled the trigger - firing a bullet straight at the back of Kennedy’s head.
Mr McLaren said he believes Agent Hickey’s AR-15 was loaded with different from the ammunition used by Lee Harvey Oswald, who the Warren Commission declared in 1964 to be the lone gunman in the assassination. That, he claims, explains what they believe are the different ballistic profiles of the two bullets that struck Kennedy.
Oswald was himself assassinated before he could stand trial over the killing.
Mr Menninger insisted that they do not believe that Agent Hickey intentionally fired at Kennedy. Rather, the Huffington Post reported him as saying, ’this was a tragic accident in the heat of the moment.’
But the pair do allege that the government moved swiftly, with the help of Kennedy’s brother Robert, to cover up the Secret Service’s involvement and save the agency from embarrassment.
Agent Hickey, who died two years ago, said in his witness statement given the day after Kennedy’s assassination that after he heard the gunfire he did indeed rise to his feet and load and cock the AR-15, but did not fire it.
Read the full article at: dailymail.co.uk
Red Ice Creations Note: "Mistakes were made" - How many times have we heard that explanation when the official story falls apart, and people can see full well there’s something going on, but no real answers are being provided by officials? Mistakes were made, but nobody is responsible.
It’s the eventual determination when the real facts are too dangerous to reveal. Simply chalk everything up to incompetence/stupidity/naivety/lack of communication!
These types of ’woops!’ explanations to what many accredited researchers demonstrate was a purposeful assassination and coverup by powerful individuals only serve to wave away any responsibility of the real killers and their motives. It also allows them to get away with it again in future.
In this case, the secret service agent in question is now DEAD, and not likely to defend himself against the claims. Certainly, the report he made at the time doesn’t involve his admitting he accidentally assassinated Kennedy! Nor does vast public witness testimony support the theory. And it doesn’t explain the apparent secret service ’standdown’ that day, just moments before the assassination:
Standing next to a shocked Jackie (who is still covered in JFK’s blood), LBJ gets a wink and a smile from Congressman Albert Thomas as Johnson is sworn in as President.
Tune into Red Ice Radio to hear more on assassinations:
Russ Baker - Family of Secrets: Poppy Bush
Kenn Thomas - The Octopus
Kent Daniel Bentkowski - Freemasonic Symbolism in the Death of JFK
H.P. Albarelli Jr. - Germ Warfare, CIA, LSD and the Murder of Dr. Frank Olson
Kenn Thomas - JFK & The Maury Island UFO Incident
Peter Dale Scott - Hour 1 - Norway’s Massacre, Breivik & Deep Events
Ole Dammegård - Hour 1 - Coup d’etat in Slow Motion: The Assassination of Olof Palme
Ole Dammegård - Hour 1 - The Assassination of Olof Palme - Part 2
Ole Dammegård - Hour 1 - The Assassination of Olof Palme & The Sinking of Estonia - Part 3
Ole Dammegård - Hour 1 - The Assassination of Olof Palme - Part 4
Convicted RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Says He Was Manipulated by Seductive Girl in Mind Control Plot
RFK Assassination - Hypno Programming and a Second Shooter
LBJ behind plot to kill JFK? Down the Rabbit Hole...
Bush Sr. Laughs at JFK Shooting
Latest News from our Front Page
Chinaâ€™s stock market is crashing, and the Chinese are trying to do the exact same thing America did in 1929
â€˜While European attention is focused on Greece, China is having a serious market meltdown.
After exploding earlier in the year because of deregulation, Chinaâ€™s benchmark Shanghai Composite has collapsed a crazy 29% since the highs of early June. Chinaâ€™s other stock markets have had similarly steep falls.
Bloomberg notes that the crisis is closely mirroring the 1929 Wall Street crash, which led ...
Oregon Is First State to Charge Drivers for Each Mile They Drive
When he's not riding his bicycle, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, said he's driving a fuel-efficient hybrid, and that's a problem, because it means he's not paying his "fair share" for highway maintenance.
Blumenauer says that's why he signed up for OReGO, the nation's first program to charge drivers based on the number of miles they drive.
The program launched on ...
Burger King sells gay pride Whopper
Burger King has concocted yet another way to have it your way: a gay pride burger.
The Proud Whopper, as it's called, comes wrapped in a rainbow colored wrapper with this inscription: "We are all the same inside." It will be sold through Thursday at one Burger King restaurant on San Francisco's Market Street, that was at the heart of the ...
EU official: Migrant boats also carrying IS fighters
The European Union's top prosecutor said Monday she has been told that smugglers' boats bringing migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe are also carrying Islamic State group fighters.
Michele Coninsx, head of the EU's judicial cooperation agency Eurojust, told reporters she received the information as part of the organization's efforts to help EU nations jointly respond to illegal immigration, terrorism and ...
Human molar scaffolding
The loss of a tooth is a minor deformity and a major pain. Although dental implants are available, the healing process can take months on end, and implants that fail to align with the ever-growing jawbone tend to fall out. If only adult teeth could be regenerated, right?
According to a study published in the latest Journal of Dental Research, a ...
|More News » |