A US Air Force veteran and a material witness to the November 22, 1963 assassination of former American President John F. Kennedy has died at the age of 77.
James Tague died at his home 113 kilometers north of Dallas on Friday following a brief illness, his daughter Suanna Holloway said on Saturday. “It happened very fast,” Holloway said. “He was a fantastic father.”
Tague was standing by Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas when the assassin(s) fired shots on Kennedy. A bullet presumably aiming for Kennedy instead took a weird curb near where Tague was standing and sent debris flying into his face, leaving him slightly injured.
“It was just skin-deep, that’s all there was to it,” Tague said three months ago on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Kennedy.
Tague was called by the Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy to testify on July 28, 1964. The commission endorsed the “lone gunman theory,” which is largely dependent on the “magic bullet theory.” Tague’s testimony contributed to the “magic bullet theory.”
JFK researcher Debra Conway said the commission was likely to settle with two shots striking Kennedy and one hitting Texas Gov. John Connally. “But because Mr. Tague was near the missed shot and was wounded … they had to account for the missed shot,” said Conway. “Jim is a very important witness.”
Critics have long questioned the “magic bullet theory,” arguing that the bullet could not have passed through multiple layers and angles.
Kennedy was shot as he rode in an open car through in Dallas.
Although official inquiries have determined Lee Harvey Oswald, a former Marine Corps veteran, was responsible for the assassination, Kennedy's murder is still shrouded in mystery.
The 46-year-old president, who had been in office only for three years, is often ranked among the country’s most revered presidents.
However, JFK is also remembered for ordering one of the most disastrous parts of the Cold War, the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba by a CIA-trained paramilitary force of Cuban exiles.
Kennedy was also the only US president, who strongly opposed Israel’s nuclear weapons program.
In an interview with Press TV on November 23, 2013, Kevin Barrett, an American political commentator, said that Israel was behind the assassination of Kennedy because he opposed Israel’s plans of becoming a nuclear power in the Middle East.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
PressTV: "James Tague, key JFK assassination witness, dies at 77" (Israel killed JFK)
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