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'A tragic accident in the heat of the moment': new docudrama claims JFK was shot accidentally by a 'hungover' secret service agent.

Film suggests that a Secret Service agent, George Hickey, fired one of the bullets that killed Kennedy after a night partying with colleagues.

Just months ahead of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination a new docudrama is set to spark a fresh debate over who carried out the killing by reviving the theory that JFK was shot accidentally by a secret service agent.

The new film, which will be aired in Australia, the US and Canada this Autumn, is based on the work of investigative writer Colin McLaren and author Bonar Menninger.

It suggests that a Secret Service agent, George Hickey, fired one of the bullets that killed Kennedy after a night partying with colleagues.

Hickey, who is now dead, was riding in the car behind Kennedy’s limo that day. “What we’re saying is that we believe it was a tragic accident in the heat of that moment,” McLaren told the Television Critics Association on Sunday, Associated Press reported.

According to the film makers, whose work is based on that of Howard Donahue, who spent 20 years studying the assassination, when Lee Harvey Oswald fired his first shot, Hickey responded by trying to fire back on Oswald’s position using his Secret Service-issued rifle.

Because he was inexperienced with the weapon, and because the car lurched forward suddenly, said shot went awry and accidentally hit Kennedy, who was struck in the neck but quite possibly not fatally wounded by Oswald’s second shot.

“We don’t suggest that he was in any way involved in a conspiracy,” McLaren said of Hickey.

The theory is set to once again revive the debate over who was responsible for the killing of President Kennedy. It is said that as much as 75 per cent of the American public do not believe the official account of the Kennedy assassination.

Theories range from the bizarre to the implausible, including claims that the driver of the Presidential car did it, to claims of a massive criminal conspiracy involving organisations as varied as the CIA, anti-Castro Cuban exile groups and the mafia.

The Warren Commission report into the assassination in the 1960s concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman and remains the official explanation of the assassination.


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  • The JFK assassination was definitely no "accident". I doubt anyone will know the truth in the matter, but I think it's pretty safe to say "accident" can be ruled out.

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    • @The Black Orchestra thats as much as we'll ever know for sure

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    • @The Black Orchestra Well, I agree. Considering the fact that Oswald brought a gun to the School Book Depository and shot JFK, no, it certainly was not an accident. ;-)

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    • @tscooter22
      I do believe that Lee Harvey was the lone gunman and was undoubtedly a master marksman. But then again, I also believe there was outside influence encouraging him as well. Question is, who/what was the influence? Thanks to Jack Ruby, we will probably never ever know. Just my opinion...

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    • @The Black Orchestra Sorry for the short reply... I agree with you. :thumbs up:

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    • @The Black Orchestra
      I've FIRED scoped rifles, and I've BEEN to the sniper's perch and I say Oswald didn't need to be much of a marksman at all.

      His last shot was at a range of less than 75 yards at a target with almost no apparent motion - easy. Oswald's nerves were his biggest obstacle that day.

      Someday I think the extent of Cuban involvement will be 'leaked'. It wouldn't have had to be much: just that Fidel would look kindly on anyone who killed the man who had tried to kill him...

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  • What are the odds that, while the POTUS is being shot by a hidden sniper, an accidental shot from at least 60 feet away, by a person who has handled all manner of weapons most of his life, would hit the SAME partially exposed, moving target that the sniper is shooting at, and hit him in the the neck? I doubt there are enough characters in this post to hold the number of zero's after the decimal.

    Translation: It didn't happen.

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  • Smoking Man did it, Period......

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  • JFK was shot by a disgruntled Marxist named Lee Harvey Oswald.

    Case closed.

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  • A hungover SS agent shot him....3 times, from 3 different angles.

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  • Lady Bird thought it was Castro's plan and LHO was his shooter via Russia... I overheard her at a Clinton Fundraiser in NYC.

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  • Another theory is that the real target was the pope, in Rome at the time, but the bullet ricocheted from a geostationary satelite. You might think there is one man who couldn't have done it - John F. Kennedy. Or could he - the suicide theory!

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  • Johnson did it.

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  • Unless the US Secret Service is manned by a bunch of slack-jawed faggots (not inconceivable), one would assume that agents were subject to daily checks and would have to account for missing artillery?

    Particularly on a day when the President has been assassinated.

    So Mr Hickey's weapons would have been checked and someone would have said "ok, you're missing a bullet".

    Or was it really that easy to kill a President back in those days?

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  • "In April, 1995, George Hickey sued Bonar Menninger for what he said about him in his book, Mortal Error: The Shot that Killed JFK.

    His lawyer, Mark S. Zaid: "We're trying to stop this now while Hickey's still alive... He doesn't want his grandchildren growing up and hearing other children say, Hey, your grandfather killed the president of the United States."

    However, the court judge in Baltimore said the suit by Hickey was filed too long after publication of the book.

    More..

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  • These freaking idiots. Dont they know that obama killed JFK?

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  • I don't believe shit the government has to say. They tell us only what they think we want to hear to appease the masses. If we really knew all we would march on washington.

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  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

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  • Just when you think truther retards couldn't be more whacked the fuck out.
    Holy shit.

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  • No, JFK was assassinated (by the CIA, or some other nefarious U.S. agency) because of his stance on Vietnam and because he wanted to do away with the Federal reserve. Does anyone remember his speech about "secret societies"?!

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    • @BSG

      Got evidence for that claim?

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    • @ChicagoGun Did my comment upset you?! There's a whole wealth of evidence if you look for it. It's only those who refuse to look at the evidence who make comments like yours.

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    • @BSG

      Nope. Just asking.

      I always get a kick out of conspiracy nutjobs.
      All blather. No evidence.

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    • @ChicagoGun Exactly, you choose not to look for evidence because maybe your simple little mind wouldn't cope with it. Too much reading maybe. All those words confuse you. I don't get a kick out of seeing the simple writings of the sheep, I pity them. I pity you. Had someone posted on here 10 months ago that the U.S. government was spying on you all, you'd probably label them a "conspiracy nut job"!! Maybe you "get a kick" because you're mentally unstable. There's a good litt More..

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    • @BSG

      Just followed the evidence.
      And it all leads to LH Oswald.

      Interesting and terrifying how just one determined man with an opportunity, an ideology and a rifle could change the course of US history.

      No delusional nutjob conspiracy required.

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  • Seems about right - An embarrassing fuck up followed by a cover up. I had more chance of shooting Kennedy than Oswald. ... and I wasn't born!

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