The Smoking Gun

DVD - 2014
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Veteran police detective Colin McLaren spent four years on the forensic cold-case investigation of JFK's assassination. What he had, and other investigators did not, was modern technology and access to all the evidence, facts and eyewitness testimony. He claims to have solved a crime that is every bit as shocking and incredible today as it was when it happened 50 years ago. A far cry from the fanciful conspiracy theories, McLaren believes he has found the ₁smoking gun₂ that killed JFK.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Docurama Films, 2014.
Branch Call Number: 973.922 KENNE-M
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 86 min) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.


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This docudrama is based on the book of the same name by former Australian police detective Colin McLaren. McLaren claims that, having spent four years on the forensic cold-case investigation of JFK's assassination, he has found the “smoking gun” that killed the president.

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Oct 17, 2018

I recall viewing this a few years back, so awesomely silly and scary that this dude was with the cops?! Makes one appreciate Sherry Fiester all the more and her research as a certified crime scene examiner, et cetera.
So, upon examining ALL the declassified JFK documents to date:
FACT: About six months before 11/22/63, the day of the murder of JFK in Dallas, several CIA agents met in Lisbon with Jean Rene Souetre, a French Army deserter, escaped convict and assassin with the OAS, an outlawed, fascist paramilitary gang headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, a fascist-ruled country; Souetre has considerable combat experienced and was an experienced sniper.
FACT: A short time before the assassination in Dallas, Sgt. David Christensen of the USAF Security Service would intercept a link between Lisbon and Tangiers, mentioned the planned assassination of the American president in Dallas. Shortly afterwards Sgt. Christensen would be sent to a mental institution. The specific details surrounding this are sketchy.
FACT: Sgt. Christensen was stationed at NSA site, USA-55 whose intercept records were stored at the NSA - - and from those documents we learned that while the NSA had the files for 1962 and 1964, the ones for 1963 were missing?!
FACT: Around a month before the murder of President Kennedy in Dallas, an army communications operator, Pfc. Eugene B. Dinkin, stationed at Metz, France, will intercept cables directed at the OAS which detail an upcoming assassination of President Kennedy planned for between 11/22 to 11/28/63. Upon attempting to notify the media, Pfc. Dinkin [BA - Psychology, University of Illinois] will be forcibly committed to a psychiatric ward at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he is given violent electroshock treatments and mind-altering drugs, thereby scrambling his brain for years to come!
FACT: On 11/23/63 an expulsion order is issued by the CIA to deport Jean Souetre [French OAS assassin/French Army deserter/escaped convict] and just 18 hours after the assassination of JFK in Dallas, an INS agent, Virgil Bailey, picks up Souetre from a Dallas jail and deports him out of the country! [Souetre goes to Barcelona, Spain, where he buys the Divonne Casino - - must have had a recent pretty good payday?] We know this from CIA Document #632-796, accidentally released with a FOIA'd document and titled: The expulsion of Jean Souetre from the US.
Suddenly, it seems pretty obvious . . . .
[CIA Assassination Team: CIA Saigon Station chief, Lucien Conein, was situated atop the Dal-Tex Building and team lead; Jean Souetre was situated at the overpass; Belgian criminal and CIA contract killer, Mozes Maschkivitzan, was situated in the grassy knoll area towards the parking lot, along with Lazlo, an OAS member and French Foreign Legion deserter.]

Apr 25, 2016

I was four when Kennedy was assassinated. I found this DVD fascinating: the ballistics, theory, and cover up all point to an accidental shooting. It actually makes sense and solved the mystery for ME.

Sep 16, 2014

An interesting theory of "who shot JFK". We'll never really know, but I think this was fairly well-done and logical.

Aug 15, 2014

similar: .......“Mortal Error : the Shot That Killed JFK, A ballistics expert's astonishing discovery of the fatal bullet that Oswald did not fire”.... by Bonar Menninger ... published: ... St Martins Press 1st edition 1992 hc ... ISBN-10: 0312080743 ... ISBN-13: 978-0312080747 ...... reissued: ... CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Second Edition 2013 pbk ... ISBN-10: 149095242X .... ISBN-13: 978-1490952420

Jul 13, 2014

Claims Secret Service agent in trailing car fired shot that destroyed JFK's head. Secret Service then stole corpse from Dallas, disrupted the autopsy, confiscated and destroyed evidence including JFK's brain, scores of autopsy photos, and FBI autopsy notes. Xrays were falsified, and testimony that they were was disregarded. Secret Service threatened certain witnesses to silence for decades, and destroyed records when sought by a review board under President Clinton. [These charges of government corruption are well-put; but head-shot came from front; see eg JFK HAS BEEN SHOT by Parkland doctor Charles A. Crenshaw.]

Jun 27, 2014

A very different take on the JFK assassination presents a different theory based on the work of two different men, with an emphasis on ballistics. Fascinating and troubling at the same time, it doesn't go for the grand Oliver Stone style conspiracy theory that half the country was in on it- instead it looks at the case as both a shooting and a terrible mistake, and the ensuing coverup that went far over the line.

Mar 31, 2014

Good, but not much that I haven't heard or seen before.

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