I mentioned in the Book and Audiobook forum that I'm reading Stephen King's 11-22-63 a mega-novel about a man's quest to stop Oswald after learning of a time portal. I can't say much more because I'm only 10 hours into 31 hours of this audiobook, but:
I am a conspiracy theorist on most things, I believe Oswald's own words when he said "I am a patsy!". Yes, I believe he was there, was shooting at JKF and likely shot JFK in the throat - I do not though believe he acted alone, but I have no solid theories on who were the accomplices.
All that said, one thing bothers me to this day. Oswald was perched on the 6th floor facing straight ahead was Houston Street. The JFK Limo traveled down Main, turned right onto Houston, turned left onto Elm and then JFK was morally wounded.
My point, with the motorcade moving at approx. 15mph on Houston, literally a sitting duck for direct frontal fire for Oswald, no shots were taken. No one could have missed and there was nowhere for the limo to escape from a shooter between Main and Elm. Why didn't Oswald use that opportunity to kill Kennedy rather than a shot where the limo was moving faster (about 25mph as it proceeded on Elm) and JFK was moving away from a guaranteed hit or hits.
Bill O'reilly in Killing Kennedy, who is a firm believer in the single shooter theory NEVER mentions that the car while on Houston was the perfect place to shoot toward.
A simple excuse, which witnesses attest to place Oswald in the building with ample time to be there BEFORE the President's car turned on to Houston from Main. I don't believe Oswald was rushing toward the window, grabbed up the rifle and locked in his aim AFTER the car turned onto Elm st. Sure it could have happened, but he wasn't an expert marksman to begin with, so jogging up 6 flights of stairs and grabbing and shooting the gun AFTER it already turned off Houston just doesn't make sense to me.
So, why didn't he shoot as the President drove straight at him? Why did he wait until the limo was nearly to the over-pass on Elm? I can only believe he was told by someone (no idea who) to wait until the car reached the spot where the gun-fires began. A place where a real sharp-shooter, very likely placed in the road-side catch-basin only 100ft from the fatal shot, or/and the infamous Grassy Knoll.
So did Oswald shoot Kennedy, I think so, did he ALONE shoot Kennedy, I can't rationalize it. Not because I don't think our government can't protect our presidents, look at Ronald Reagan who was extremely close to being killed that day. The secret service has learned a lot and plugged every conceivable hole in the president's defense, but it would be foolish to think in the future of this country that other attempts are thwarted by a perfect shield of security.
It's a sad fact that billions are spent to protect the most powerful man on Earth and the flimsiest hole in the system can get through. Modern Presidents do not exit the limo OUTSIDE of building except at the base of AirForce One which is always secluded, protected and running. Since Reagan, you won't see Presidents except for events well scanned ahead of time and incredible security at all entrances. The greatest exposure is always in political events, fund-raisers. They must be a Secret Service nightmare.
So back to the point. I was 5 when JFK was killed. I have few memories of it, I vividly remember the unloading of JFK from AF1 on TV and I remember Oswald being shot. I can't remember if the memories of the funeral march were original ones, or videos I saw in the short years following.
But I have heard/read everything from LBJ, the Mod, Castro, The Russians, even UFOs (yes, even UFOs) although even I don't believe that one. But we know a single shooter CAN change history, I just don't believe that in JFK's case, that one man acted alone.
Here is one map I found that shows the route and why I'm doubtful.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b1/DealeyPlaza-fr.svg/600px-DealeyPlaza-fr.svg.png