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When Texas Governor John Connally, who was riding in the seat in front of John and Jackie Kennedy, realized he had been shot, he recalled saying, "My God, they are going to kill us all." The Warren Commission concluded that this was the work of Lee Harvey Oswald. Another revelation of the Warren Commission was that Oswald had made another assassination attempt earlier that same year, albeit an unsuccessful one. On April 10, 1963, someone fired a shot at General Edwin Walker, a Dallas resident who espoused the right-wing paranoia of his time. Oswald's widow, Marina, testified that Oswald regarded Walker as the leader of a fascist organization, and he justified killing Walker by comparing him to Hitler.

The bullet fired at Walker was badly damaged but the Warren Commission established that the bullet likely came from a Carcano rifle, the same type of ammunition as was used in the JFK assassination. The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald used the same rifle to shoot Kennedy that he had used in his attempted assassination of Walker. Oswald frequently used pseudonyms, and when he ordered his Carcano rifle, he used the name A. (Alex) Hidell. But, ask Black Rabbit, was he just a patsy as he claimed after his arrest? ("Mister Lee Mister Alex Hidell/Did you take a fall?")

Oswald's success in killing Kennedy is interesting considering his failure to hit Walker. According to the Warren Commission, Oswald fired three shots at JFK. Despite shooting from behind at a moving target, Oswald scored two hits, including a head shot. Walker was sitting motionless at a desk in a well-lit room, and Oswald shot at him from a distance of 100 feet. Some bullet fragments hit Walker in the forearm, but Oswald's shot was off the mark. How could Oswald have missed hitting such an easy target when he was so effective in firing on Kennedy? Black Rabbit suggest that the CIA had something to do with the JFK assassination. The frustrating thing, however, is that the CIA like their Cold War counterpart in the Soviet Union, the KGB, rely on secrets and misinformation. Black Rabbit are skeptical that the truth will ever be known. ("KGB and the CIA/More you ask the less they say/Every year it becomes more clear/Ain’t no way it’s gonna see the light of day")



General Walker was a goner
But the crack shot missed
Take care when you swing it in the air
Shot nine times by a bullet through the wrist

Mister Lee Mister Alex Hidell
Did you take a fall?
When the shots rang out started taking people out
Said “My God they’re gonna kill us all!”

Who Shot?
Who shot you?

KGB and the CIA
More you ask the less they say
Every year it becomes more clear
Ain’t no way it’s gonna see the light of day

Who shot?
Who shot you?
Take care, everybody feel it
Who shot?
Who shot you?

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from Conspiracy A​-​Go​-​Go, released November 1, 2013
previously unreleased
written and produced by Black Rabbit
Marc Scarano - guitar and vocals
Darlene Scarano - bass
Mark Tomase - drums
Recorded at Headbangers Hall

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