Monday, July 02, 2007

Expert notes

Bad news for all you conspiracy theorists out there: John F Kennedy was killed by the one, single bullet fired by Lee Harvey Oswald.

At least that's the view of Fidel Castro.

And let’s face it, when it comes to bullets, the ailing 80-year-old dictator himself claims to be well, something of an expert.

In his latest “editorial” rant, published in all its disjointed, senile glory by the official Cuban media on Sunday, Castro spends a fair bit of space essentially rewriting Cold War history.

He raves on and on and on about the Missile Crisis, relations with the old Soviet Union, the CIA, Henry Kissinger, Lyndon B Johnson, Richard Nixon, those nasty Americans ...

But the most intriguing commentary is his dismissal of the theory that there were as many as three separate shooters out to assassinate Kennedy, a view supposedly still held by quite a few Americans. And Oliver Stone.

“Excuse me for saying this but fate turned me into a shooting instructor with a telescopic sight,” Castro writes with his usual modesty, adding that he spent months in the Sierra Maestra mountains in the late 1950s “practicing and teaching, every day”.

And his conclusion as an expert is that it’s near impossible to fire off two shots, let alone three, from separate guns at a target and make it seem like only one shot.

“Even though the target is a stationary one, it disappears from view with each shot and so you need to look for it all over again in fractions of a second,” he concludes.

We agree.

Next: Castro debunks the legend of Nessie, the Loch Ness monster.


Blogger Fidel pro democracy said...

He will know I always think he is involved.

11:41 pm  

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