The question ‘Who killed JFK?’ is almost as iconic as the ‘Who Shot JR?’ frenzy that took over pop culture in the 80s, thanks to the success of the show Dallas. But let’s not forget that the JFK assassination was not a TV script; it was a sad reality. For years, theories have swirled: some say it was an inside job by the US government that wanted JFK out because it aimed to dismantle the Deep State, while others cling to the narrative of a lone gunman on a grassy knoll. However, the entire framework we’ve been fed about the JFK assassination is falling apart, especially the so-called “magic bullet” theory (more on that below).
For 60 years, this explanation, courtesy of the Warren Commission and the CIA, has been forced upon us as gospel. Now, even die-hard defenders like the New York Times have to admit it’s a hoax, especially in light of new and startling revelations from JFK’s own Secret Service man, Paul Landis. The narrative is changing, folks, and it’s becoming downright impossible for the establishment to sweep it under the rug.
He still remembers the first shot. For a moment, standing on the dashboard of the RV, he entertained the vain hope that maybe it was just a firecracker or a flat tire. But he knew guns and he knew better. Then came another shot. And another And the president collapsed.
For so many nights afterward, he relived that terrifying moment in his dreams. Now, 60 years later, Paul Landis, one of the Secret Service agents standing a few feet from President John F. Kennedy on that fateful day in Dallas, is telling his story in full for the first time. And in at least one key respect, his account differs from the official version in a way that may change our understanding of what happened at Dealey Plaza.
Mr. Landis has spent most of the intervening years fleeing history, trying to forget that unforgettable moment seared into the consciousness of a grieving nation. The memory of the explosion of violence and the desperate rush to the hospital and the devastating flight home and the heartbreaking funeral with John Jr. saluting his fallen father: it was too, too devious, so much so that Mr. Landis left the service and Washington behind.
Until finally, after the nightmares had passed, he could think about it again. And he could read about it. And he realized that what he was reading was not quite right, not as he remembered it. As it turns out, if their memories are correct, the much talked about “magic bullet” may not have been so magical after all.
Critics question the timing of Mr. Landis, asking why he remained silent for 66 years and waited until his 80s to come forward. On the other hand, some argue that fear probably kept him quiet; now, in his golden years, he is finally ready to reveal what happened that day. The New York Times article continues:
This is a copper-jacketed 6.5 millimeter projectile. The Warren Commission decided that one of the bullets fired that day struck the president from behind, exited the front of his throat, and continued to strike Mr. Connally, somehow managing to injure his back, chest , wrist and thigh. It seemed incredible that a single bullet could do all this, so skeptics called it the magic bullet theory.
Investigators came to that conclusion in part because the bullet was found on a stretcher believed to have been on Mr. Connally at Parkland Memorial Hospital, so they assumed it had exited his body during efforts to save him. life to him But Mr. Landis, who was never interviewed by the Warren Commission, said that’s not what happened.
In fact, he said, he was the one who found the bullet, and he didn’t find it at the hospital near Mr. Connally, but in the presidential limousine lodged behind the seat behind where Kennedy was sitting.
Simply put, if the so-called “magic bullet” really stuck in JFK’s back and went no further, we have to face the music: the entire cornerstone of the Warren Report: this single bullet theory. – He is totally wrong. The New York Time piece continues:
When he saw the bullet after the motorcade arrived at the hospital, he said he had taken it to thwart souvenir hunters. Then, for reasons that still seem fuzzy to him, he said he went into the hospital and placed him next to Kennedy on the president’s bunk, figuring that somehow he could help the doctors figure out what happened . At some point, he now guesses, the bunks must have been pushed together and the bullet jolted from one to the other.
“There was nobody to secure the scene, and that was a big, big hassle for me,” said Mr. landis “All the agents there were focused on the president.” A crowd was gathering. “It all happened so fast. And I was just afraid of it, it was evidence, which I realized right away. Very important. And I didn’t want it to go away or get lost. So it was, ‘Paul, you have to take a decision’ and I made it.”
Mr. Landis theorizes that the bullet struck Kennedy in the back, but for some reason it was undercharged and did not penetrate deeply, so it exited again before the president’s body was removed from the limousine.
Mr. Landis has been reluctant to speculate on the larger implications. He always believed that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman.
But now? “At this point, I start to doubt myself,” he said. “Now I’m starting to wonder.” That’s as far as he’s willing to go.
Well, Mr. Landis, many of us have been wondering the same thing for a long time. Often, as people near the twilight of their lives, it’s normal to want to set the record straight, especially on a historical issue like this. What Mr. Landis doesn’t see himself as in desperate need of attention or money. It seems like a sincere effort to finally tell the truth about what happened that fateful day.