A new development in the mysterious and violent assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy has roused Americans’ curiosity, casting yet another shadow over the official narrative that pinned the heinous act on Lee Harvey Oswald.
According to an interview conducted by The New York Times with Paul Landis, a Secret Service agent who was present when President Kennedy was killed, the “magic bullet” that allegedly shot both Kennedy and Texas Gov. John Connally Jr., was not, perhaps, quite as magical as Americans have believed.
Per their report, the Warren Commission concluded that one of the bullets fired that day hit President Kennedy in the back and then went through the throat, hitting then-Gov. Connally. However, Landis’s story contradicts this narrative, as he claims that he found the “magic bullet” in the seat where Kennedy had been sitting.
This new perspective could allude to the possibility that there was, indeed, a potential second shooter who assisted in carrying out the assassination. Landis told the NYT of the single-gunman theory, “At this point, I’m beginning to doubt myself. Now I begin to wonder.”
Landis’s story, if true, also means that there is a possibility that a bullet never struck Connally. The uncomfortable question, then, is why would such a false narrative allegedly have been pushed from the Warren Commission for decades?
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a Democrat candidate for president and the nephew of President John F. Kennedy, reacted to the news on X, writing, “The magic bullet theory is now dead. This preposterous construction has served as the mainstay of the theory that a single shooter murdered President Kennedy since the Warren Commission advanced it 60 years ago under the direction of the former CIA Director Allen Dulles whom my uncle fired.”
He noted that Paul Landis’s revelations had forced “even the New York Times – among the last lonely defenders of the Warren Report – to finally acknowledge its absurdity.”
Many unanswered questions have lingered in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, as more people have strongly alleged that the CIA was involved in killing the late president.
RFK Jr. has even stated that he takes “precautions” in light of his distrust of the CIA’s alleged involvement.