When we previously opined why John Connally was shot along with President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, we failed to consider the most obvious reason: he could identify the murderer.
As long time readers know, we have no patience for the idiotic notions that Lee Oswald killed anyone - a preposterous lie fabricated out of whole cloth by the Warren Commission to frame an innocent man. Therefore Oswald was not the man whom Connally could identify.
When addressing the subject previously, we thought that the murderers, which included George Herbert Walker Bush, wanted to remove a political obstacle in the upcoming governor's race. Although the idea is a reasonable conjecture, it is not viscerally sound - it does not provide the simplest explanation.
Connally was riding in the seat in front of the President. When the hail of bullets from around Dealey Plaza failed to murder the President, Kennedy's driver, William Greer, pulled over slightly to the left, pulled out his .45 caliber gun, and shot the president in the head. Connally, seated in front of the president, had a good view of the murderer and knew exactly what had happened. When he exclaimed that "they are going to kill both of us!" he knew what was going on as he had helped plan the devious trip and route used to ambush the president.
Since Greer had to finish the job, the assassins knew that they had to finish Connally lest his lips loosen to reveal dark secrets meant to remain hidden. For those who doubt that the plan to snuff out Connally could have been so quickly activated, please consider that it was either always part of the plan, or it was activated just in time through the sophisticated communications deployed by Collins Radio in Dealey Plaza. Umbrella Man was not standing by pumping his umbrella to keep stray sunbeams off his sensitive skin.
The plain fact is that Connally could identify Greer as the murderer. When the governor was taken to the hospital, he expressly instructed his local body guards to deny access to any Secret Service men to the hospital since he was deathly afraid that they would complete the job they had started on Elm Street.
We wish to thank Michael Gordon for leading us to this significant insight.
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