Best Evidence: Disguise and Deception in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Hardcover – January 1, 1980
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- Publisher : Macmillan Publishing Company; 1st edition (January 1, 1980)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 747 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0025718703
- ISBN-13 : 978-0025718708
- Item Weight : 2.85 pounds
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What also makes the book interesting is the biographical information about author David Lifton. The book is written from his perspective of becoming immersed into the JFK mystery to the point where he stopped working on his Master's Degree and was subsequently expelled from the university.
Mr. Lifton was a physics and engineering major in college which gave him the ability to look at all of this in a very scientific and objective way. Sadly that's exactly what the Warren Commission and the HSCA panel were never willing or able to do. The Navy doctor who performed JFK's so called autopsy, Commander Humes, was an expert at saying things that were true but saying it in such a way that only he knew what he was talking about. That's exactly the kind of language that should never be used when discussing the results of an autopsy.
I suspect many JFK researchers have always wished someone could look at the Zapruder film, the Mary Moorman picture, and the other JFK visual evidence and see what is really there. Well someone was able to do that. His name was Tom Wilson. Wilson subjected those artifacts to his advanced photographic analysis technology which can peel away layers of light and shadow and reveal what is in those movies and pictures.
It's interesting to compare David Lifton's conclusions with what Tom Wilson said. Mr. Lifton was correct about many things but there were things he could not have known without the benefit of Tom Wilson's invention.
Among the many shocking things Tom Wilson discovered:
1. John Kennedy was hit by at least six bullets including three shots to his body. And that doesn't include the throat shot.
2. The head shot struck JFK in the right temple area and the bullet was travelling at an upward trajectory when it impacted with JFK's head. The missile fragmented into two pieces upon impact.
3. There could have been as many as 10 people shooting at JFK. There was a shooter in the Texas School Book Depository but not in the fake Oswald window. This shooter was in another window on the other side of the building.
4. Many, many changes were made to the famous Zapruder film before it was ever released to the public. The presidential limousine was 7 feet farther down the road than what the Zapruder film shows. How convenient that when the shooting started JFK was hidden behind the freeway sign in the modified Zapruder film. These alterations to the Zapruder film can be easily detected today using modern technology.
The book A Deeper, Darker Truth by Donald T. Phillips is based on Tom Wilson's work. I recommend reading this book by Mr. Lifton and then Phillips' book. Then maybe read some of Doug Horne's Inside The ARRB volumes to get the total picture about the medical evidence conspiracy.
This book by David Lifton describes a dismal, murky, gruesome abyss of murder, lies, confusion, and a massive abuse of trust and authority. According to author John M. Newman the CIA created fake connections between Oswald and the KGB when Oswald was in Mexico City. Lyndon Johnson told everyone that Lee Oswald was working for the Soviets when he assassinated JFK and if that horrible truth ever came to light World War III would begin.
John Newman calls this the World War III virus in Oswald's CIA records. And once Johnson started playing that card the truth was never going to come out of any government agencies. And it never has. No matter what evidence surfaced, what witnesses saw, etc., it would always come down to the secrecy being a matter of national security.
And hiding the truth about the JFK assassination really is a matter of national security. If the truth could ever be proven in court the entire American democratic system might start to fall apart at the seams. That's why they're still covering it up even today. The truth would raise too many questions about events like the Vietnam War and what else they may be lying about even now.
The only thing I didn't agree with Mr. Lifton about is he said Jim Garrison's Clay Shaw trial in New Orleans was a farce. Judyth Baker has now surfaced and shown that yes Clay Shaw was part of that murky CIA underworld in New Orleans when Lee Oswald was living there.
Tom Wilson appears in episode 6 of the great JFK documentary series The Men Who Killed Kennedy. The hypocrites took legal action and had some episode of this TV series banned from television forever. However they can still be viewed on the internet and I recommend that people view all 9 episodes.
A Deeper, Darker Truth: Tom Wilson's Journey into the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Inside the Assassination Records Review Board: The U.S. Government's Final Attempt to Reconcile the Conflicting Medical Evidence in the Assassination of JFK - Volume 1
Trauma Room One: The JFK Medical Coverup Exposed
On the Trail of the Assassins: One Man's Quest to Solve the Murder of President Kennedy
Texas in the Morning: The Love Story of Madeleine Brown and President Lyndon Baines Johnson
The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ
The Dark Side of Lyndon Baines Johnson
Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination
Mary's Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace: Third Edition
Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy
It is apparently going to include information about how the body of JFK was removed from the Dallas coffin in the few moments it was unguarded by Kennedy loyalists after it was placed in the plane, how a forklift was witnessed, blood soaked culprits were caught changing shirts and other details that fill in the gaps of "Best Evidence". Lifton is also going to describe the deep planning that took place to murder John F. Kennedy that began before his inauguration.
If you want to get fully educated on the assassination of JFK, read everything Lifton has written and everything Mark Lane has written. Then, read the sources most often referenced by Lifton and Lane. Then, continue the pattern by reading the most often referenced sources in the Lane and Lifton sources. I did this and found it to be a very effective method to discover the highest quality information and most comprehensive coverage. There will be a few important works that will be missed by this method alone because they are too new or they cover new topics. Examples include the works published by Doug Horne and Joseph McBride.
Horne's work is essentially a corroborative extension of "Best Evidence" but was published nearly 30 years later and so of course, Lifton cannot reference Horne. McBride covers in-depth topics surrounding the murder of officer J. D. Tippit that were not contemplated at the time Mark Lane wrote about Tippit's murder.
Both of these examples of important information in the assassination of JFK will be discovered by including in the method performing queries of related items from the Lifton-Lane linked chain of references on a book retailer site such as Amazon.com.
However, since I am not fully aware of the final conclusion about this horrible assassination, I decide to give the author five stars due to his scientific background and the time he dedicated to investigating this case. As a matter of fact, I am looking forward to completing the book when I get ample time to read carefully. I am not one of the history books fans, because most of my interests are devoted to intelligence and national security strategies. Most of people would question my review claiming that I should have not to post this commends since I have not reviewed the entire conclusion of this fundamental investigation. I am pretty sure that the author spent the whole days and months to create one of the most chilling assassination incident in history (Killing a sitting US President). I could infer that the author might have physical evidence and clues to confirm to the readers that J.K was killed by rogue assassins and internal circles in the government should have been involved in this murder through abetting and supporting the assassins. However, based on my own conjecture I should admit that the author strived to convey solid evidence via this prolonged investigation to confirm that J.K was murdered with prior knowledge of some rogue CIA defectors and Cuban intelligence syndicates to avenge for the bay of pigs operation.
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Perhaps the best endorsement of this theory is that in the 1990s, the Assassination Records Review Board conducted interviews and collected evidence that supported Lifton's hypothesis. In fact, the ARRB uncovered even more evidence of misconduct and deception in the medical evidence. You can find out more about that by reading The Kennedy Autopsy by Jacob Hornberger and viewing the video series by ARRB analyst Doug Horne called Altered History on the FFF website.
Book in good condition, very interesting approach to JFK' case