New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

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Mike Longman ...
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On November 22, 1963, president John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested for the crime and subsequently shot by Jack Ruby, supposedly avenging the president's death. An investigation concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone in their respective crimes, but Louisiana district attorney Jim Garrison is skeptical. Assembling a trusted group of people, Garrison conducts his own investigation, bringing about backlash from powerful government and political figures. Written by Cole Matthews

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Garrison says "Back and to the left" repeatedly. Kennedy's head actually goes forward two inches (indicating a shot from behind) and then back and to the left (indicating a shot from the front). See more »

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title card: "To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards of men." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
President Eisenhower: ...We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. And to do this three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishement. We annually spend on military security alone...
Narrator: January, 1961. President Dwight D. Eisenhowers's Farewell Address to the Nation.
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6 November 2016 | by (Quis Ut Deus?) – See all my reviews

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Look, the test that Stone had to pass was to present a coherent, cogent case to support all of the skeptics of JFK's assassination. It is worth your time, you will never listen to Big Brother's lying crap about Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged lone gunman, again. It is quite long, I am going to highlight the pieces that will, hopefully, convince you to spend over three hours of your time watching it. The most devastating piece is visual: The Zabruder film. The kill shot from the front, not from behind, is shown to you in slow motion, you can see the president's head jerk back with the entry wound making a small splash followed by the moon crater of an exit wound. Garrison replays it several times, as the mantra goes,"Seeing is believing." If this were the only piece of evidence, your time would have been well spent. It is buttressed with: the pulling of the detail, the slowing of the motorcade by the grassy knoll, the disappearing of all of the eyewitnesses who saw the puffs of smoke coming from the knoll. Even peripheral witnesses to suspicious activity were 'evaporated.' Stone's case requires the movie to be so long, it really only has a couple slow parts. How about that nobody could duplicate the shots of Oswald's old Italian bolt rifle, even military sniper instructors? The impossible geometry of the wound patterns on Connolly and Kennedy is another nail in Big Brother's Crap cover story.

The movie was always attacked for Pesci's overacting scenes that, frankly, are irrelevant to the main thesis: Kennedy was murdered by his own government. For me, the whole sub-story of Tommy Lee Jones and Pesci was interesting but whether it obtains or not is irrelevant. You are watching this movie to make up your mind about the official version. The government had set two deadlines for releasing the information, we came within two years and they have moved it again. Trust me, it will forever retreat, into the misty future, long after we are all gone. The other point of critical attack was Sutherland's character, as a CIA guy, who tells you how it was accomplished. The attacks are silly, even if he was apocryphal, he is necessary to synthesize the information for the audience whom Garrison is a stand-in for. I love,"Kings are killed Mr. Garrison, they always have been." I admire Oliver's main hypothesis: That Kennedy was killed because he saw the folly of Vietnam and was about to withdraw all of our troops. I have always thought this was necessary but insufficient. We must not forget that Kennedy had almost wiped out the planet with the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was warned, by the Soviets, that installing the Jupiter missiles in Turkey would not be tolerated. His putting of the missiles there, in defiance of the Soviets, almost led to nuclear annihilation.

Also, before this, Kennedy had bungled the Bay Of Pigs humiliating the CIA (Never a good idea) by overruling their demand for air cover when the rebels came under heavy assault upon landing. I think the Oligarchs decided that JFK was too dangerous to live and they eliminated him. Cuban assassins were likely involved, that is why the mysterious embargo continued long after the fall of the Soviet Union. Never forget, the Kennedys tried to kill Castro several times. The movie is a bit slow, only at the very beginning, then the evidence begins to pile upon you. The disappeared autopsy notes, the missing brain, the special handpicked pathologists, get ready to discover you have been lied to. For a government that once ordered our soldiers to walk towards a mushroom cloud, assuring them there was no danger, take their flu shots if you wish, not me brother. Stone's critics focus on irrelevancies because they have not a prayer of refuting this Mt. Everest of empirical evidence that the official story is total crap. While I do not share Stone's worship of JFK, his heinous murder, in plain public view, followed by their lying cover story, is a national humiliation. Stone did the country and its people a great public service, this is a masterpiece. Keep Your Eyes Upon Your Public Servants, My Friends. Deus Vobiscum, IMDb. Q.E.D.

"The Natural Enemy Of Any Government Is Its Own People." George Orwell

"I Am Seeing How Much Truth I Can Stand Until It Kills Me." Max Weber


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