Does This Sketch Prove The JFK Conspiracy?

In June 2017, this sketch went up for auction It had never been seen before

It was drawn and signed by Doctor Robert McLelland, a physician at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas McLelland drew the sketch with a ballpoint pen shortly after he operated on the President of the United States, John F Kennedy, on November 22nd, 1963 – the day JFK was assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested on suspicion of murdering the President using a high-powered rifle Officially, he shot JFK in the back from a window on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository


Dr McLelland’s sketch clearly shows the bullet wounds inflicted on the President However, his notes say JFK was shot from the front In which case, someone else other than Oswald pulled a trigger, and JFK was the victim of a conspiracy Dr Robert McLelland has a unique story to tell He was one of the surgeons who operated on JFK minutes after he was shot in the motorcade in Dealey Plaza

McLelland held the president’s head while other doctors tried to resuscitate him He said, “I got a better look at [the wound] than anybody in that room It was way back in the back [of the head] he was shot not only from the back, but also from the front” Yet the government investigation, the Warren Commission, says the bullets that killed Kennedy came from above and behind It says there were three shots, all fired by a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle with a telescopic sight, in the space of 8 seconds The first shot missed, the second shot passed through the President’s throat, and the third shot hit the back of his head The Warren Report concludes that JFK was the victim of a lone gunman – Lee Harvey Oswald

In 1975, a film by Abraham Zapruder was first shown to the public on network television Zapruder, a clothing manufacturer and a fan of JFK, was simply making an 8mm home movie of the president’s visit to his hometown He unwittingly captured the crucial 8 seconds when shots were fired The film shows the president reacting to the noise of the first shot, then putting his hands up when he is struck in the neck by the second shot It also shows the moment when the right side of his head was blown apart by the third shot

Importantly, when the third shot hits, President Kennedy moves back and to the left To Robert McLelland, the movement of the President’s head back and to the left, supports his observation that the fatal blast came from the front More intriguingly, S M Holland was watching the motorcade from the overpass in Dealey Plaza

According to Holland, there were really four shots – and a plume of smoke came from behind a white picket fence on the grassy knoll, ahead and to the right of the motorcade Under the law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime If Dr McLelland and S M

Holland are right, Oswald did not act alone – in which case, the assassination of JFK meets the definition of a conspiracy Don Adams argued the conspiracy went beyond Dallas Adams was an FBI agent for 22 years Like most of the FBI, he was part of the official investigation into the assassination In particular, he investigated a man called Joseph Milteer

Milteer was a militant right-wing activist and member of the KKK in Georgia He hated Kennedy, and made several threats to kill him On November 9th 1963, just thirteen days before the assassination, Florida intelligence officers recorded Milteer saying that, “[Kennedy will be killed] from an office building with a high-powered rifle… It’s in the works… They’ll pick up somebody within hours after, just to throw the public off” After the assassination, Milteer boasted the right-wing had set up a communist to be the fall guy He said, “[Don’t worry,] Oswald doesn’t know anything

” Author Robert Groden says this photograph of JFK’s motorcade in Dallas, taken just moments before the shooting, shows Joseph Milteer in the crowd, watching Consequently, Don Adams believed Milteer was directly involved in a conspiracy to murder JFK Furthermore, the FBI knew about him before the event, but did not act Adams believed the Warren Commission was a cover up, a deliberate plot to hide the FBI’s failure to protect the president Unfortunately, other witnesses and evidence do not support these claims

The autopsy report states JFK was shot from above and behind In 1992 four of the surgeons who treated the president at Parkland hospital said the autopsy report was accurate Indeed, McLelland himself changed his mind His notes on the sketch say the wound in JFK’s chest is an entrance wound – but McLelland now agrees it was an exit wound, and the entry point is in the back Perhaps more significantly, the sketch explicitly records that McLelland did not see an entry wound for the headshot

He simply inferred it was there Since he held JFK’s head in his hands in the hospital, it seems likely that if he didn’t see the entry wound, it was not there Over the years, numerous forensic experts have studied the Zapruder film and all concluded that the fatal shot came from behind The frames clearly show the rear right side of JFK’s head being hit, forcing him to slump leftwards You can see his brain matter projecting forwards, as it would if the bullet struck from behind

As for Joseph Milteer, there is no evidence to connect him to Dallas He never mentioned a plot to kill Kennedy in Texas – he only ever discussed a plot to kill him in Miami He was prone to boasting, so it is not clear whether his comments after the assassination should be taken seriously Finally, this photograph was studied by experts for the House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1976 They concluded that the man in the photo is not Joseph Milteer – just someone with a passing resemblance

Lastly, nearly every witness in Dealey Plaza that day said that only three shots were fired No-one saw anybody with a gun on the grassy knoll, not even S M Holland Dr McLelland’s sketch is compelling new evidence

But since his is a lone voice in a field of medical professionals who say the President was shot from behind, it is hard to listen to him above all others Nevertheless, there is undoubtedly something wrong with the Warren Commission’s Report The 1976 Committee on Assassinations accused the Warren Commission of failing to properly examine all the evidence of a possible conspiracy Lee Harvey Oswald was killed just two days after JFK, before he ever went to trial We will never truly know whether he acted alone, with another gunman, or was the unwitting victim of a larger plot

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