The truth about the JFK assassination remains a subject of debate 60 years after the fact.
But one piece of the puzzle is coming into focus.
And this smoking gun will change everything you think about the JFK assassination.
Professor Stephen Knott of the U.S. Naval War College made a stunning discovery about the death of President Kennedy.
Knott found evidence that one year prior, police saw a rifle scope observing the route President Kennedy’s motorcade would later travel on.
“The only thing new that I learned was that there had been a previous near miss, let’s say, almost a year earlier at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, which would have been a disaster,” Knott told Fox News. “President Kennedy visited Springfield, Ill., to lay a wreath at the tomb of Abraham Lincoln and then to deliver a political speech. And while he was parading in an open car through downtown Springfield, a police officer spotted a rifle with a scope on it, emerged from a nearby building under which Kennedy’s limousine was going to pass.”
“What made it even more frightening was Kennedy was scheduled to return on the exact same route,” Knott continued. “And thankfully, this Illinois police officer spotted it.”
To make matters even more concerning, this event took place at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Had assassins struck down Kennedy during the 13-day period where the U.S. and Russia stared down the possibility of a nuclear holocaust it may have caused chaos to the point where a panicked vice president assuming the role of commander-in-chief may have launched a civilization-ending nuclear strike at Russia believing Moscow was behind Kennedy’s killing.
Fortunately, when police arrested the two suspects it turned out to be two boys – ages 16 and 20 – who claimed they were using the scope to get a better view of Kennedy.
Police and the Secret Service brought no charges in the event.
“The Secret Service held these two individuals for a time,” Knott added. “They insisted that all they wanted to do was to get a better look at the president. And it seems to me kind of odd that you use a rifle scope to do that.”
But what concerned Knott is the fact that Secret Service decided to learn no lessons from the scare.
Kennedy took an open-air limo ride in that 1962 trip to Illinois.
Knott argued the Secret Service should have experienced a “no-duh” moment over a rifle scope observing the president’s parade route and changed security procedure going forward to put a roof on the presidential limo.
“But no changes were made,” Knott concluded. “And, you know, this is October of ’62. He’s going to be killed in November of ’63. And it’s really, I think, perhaps a missed opportunity where Kennedy’s security could have been enhanced. Now, having said that, it’s also true that President Kennedy never liked the idea of being cut off from the people. Always rejected the idea of putting some sort of bubble top on his limousine. So that’s the only new revelation.”
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