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FTR #175 Fortunate Son I — The Death of John F. Kennedy, Jr.

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When John F. Kennedy, Jr. died in the crash of a pri­vate plane in July of 1999, media pun­dits rumi­nat­ed at length about the reck­less­ness of the Kennedys and “the Kennedy curse”. This pro­gram explores the strik­ing con­tra­dic­tions between the offi­cial ver­sion of JFK, Jr.‘s death and the facts con­cern­ing his demise. The avail­able data sug­gest that JFK, Jr. may have been the vic­tim of foul play.

The pro­gram con­sists of an inter­view with vet­er­an jour­nal­ist John Bryan, who worked for the San Fran­cis­co Exam­in­er (among oth­er papers). John’s expe­ri­ence with the Exam­in­er led him to begin ques­tion­ing the offi­cial ver­sion of the sto­ry. Famil­iar with the Exam­in­er’s week­end pub­lish­ing prac­tices, John became con­vinced that the Exam­in­er (for what­ev­er rea­son) was delib­er­ate­ly with­hold­ing the sto­ry. (Kennedy’s plane crashed on a Fri­day evening.) Sens­ing a pos­si­ble cov­er-up, Bryan reli­gious­ly combed the print and elec­tron­ic media for the truth about the deaths of Kennedy, his wife and sis­ter-in-law.

Begin­ning with dis­cus­sion of Kyle Brady (a vet­er­an pilot who flew from the same air­port Kennedy depart­ed from), Bryan relates Brady’s obser­va­tion that JFK, Jr.‘s pre­flight actions indi­cat­ed that Kennedy seemed to feel that some­thing was wrong with the plane.

Next, Bryan dis­cuss­es the real­i­ty of the con­di­tions around Martha’s Vine­yard at the time of Kennedy’s dis­ap­pear­ance. Con­trary to news reports at the time, the weath­er was clear and the vis­i­bil­i­ty was from between two and five miles. Kennedy was about four min­utes from the air­port, was with­in visu­al con­tact radius of the island and had radioed the air­port to get per­mis­sion to land. He did not broad­cast a “May­day” dis­tress call. Eye­wit­ness­es report­ed Kennedy’s plane approach­ing the air­port at an alti­tude of less than 100 feet. (This con­trasts marked­ly with the “radar track” which was leaked to the media, show­ing Kennedy’s plane begin­ning its “grave­yard spi­ral” at an alti­tude of 1800 ft. It is extra­or­di­nar­i­ly unlike­ly that Kennedy would have been at that alti­tude when com­ing in for a land­ing. Con­trary to press reports at the time of Kennedy’s death, he was an excel­lent pilot with over 300 hours of fly­ing time. Some reports erro­neous­ly said he had as lit­tle as 35 hours.)

Mr. Bryan also reports eye­wit­ness reports of see­ing a “flash” or explo­sion over the water when Kennedy’s plane dis­ap­peared. Most impor­tant­ly, John recounts numer­ous obser­va­tions by media polit­i­cal pun­dits that Kennedy was going to be offered either the Pres­i­den­tial or, more like­ly, the Vice-Pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion, in an attempt to assure vic­to­ry for the Democ­rats in the elec­tion of 2000. His death elim­i­nat­ed that pos­si­bil­i­ty. In addi­tion, Mr. Bryan dis­cuss­es the extra­or­di­nary secre­cy that sur­round­ed the retrieval and dis­pos­al of the plane’s wreck­age and the bod­ies of the deceased. Reporters were not allowed to view the wreck­age or the autop­sy. No autop­sy pho­tographs were tak­en, in direct con­tra­ven­tion of Mass­a­chu­setts law. The bod­ies were cre­mat­ed with­in 10 hours of dis­cov­ery and buried at sea. John points out that the Kennedys are Catholic and Catholics tra­di­tion­al­ly bury their dead. Cre­ma­tion was com­plete­ly for­bid­den by the Catholic Church until 1963, and since then only under cer­tain extra­or­di­nary cir­cum­stances. Scat­ter­ing ash­es at sea is strict­ly for­bid­den. Bryan ques­tions this extra­or­di­nary secre­cy and depar­ture from accept­ed pro­ce­dure and points out that the tail sec­tion of the plane appears to have dis­ap­peared.

The dis­cus­sion fea­tures sev­er­al obser­va­tions by Mr. Emory, includ­ing the fact that the Kennedy assas­si­na­tion was back on the polit­i­cal front burn­er after Boris Yeltsin pub­licly gave Pres­i­dent Clin­ton the KGB files on Oswald (which demon­strat­ed that they felt Oswald was prob­a­bly an Amer­i­can agent). Mr. Emory also points out that the Kennedy assas­si­na­tion was part of a law­suit that was pro­ceed­ing through the courts in 1999.

The pro­gram con­cludes with a read­ing of the obit­u­ary of Antho­ny Stanis­laus Radzi­will, JFK, Jr.‘s best friend. (They were best men at each oth­ers wed­dings.) Radzi­will died of can­cer about three weeks after the death of Kennedy. (The intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty has been able to assas­si­nate peo­ple via can­cer for decades.) A broad­cast jour­nal­ist, Radzi­will had cov­ered the O.J. Simp­son case and had received a Peabody award for his work on the emer­gence of “neo”-Nazism in Amer­i­ca. (There are numer­ous evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries between the O.J. Simp­son case and the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty, includ­ing the Kennedy assas­si­na­tion. The killing of Ron Gold­man and Nicole Brown Simp­son appears to have been the work of Nazi ele­ments.)


One comment for “FTR #175 Fortunate Son I — The Death of John F. Kennedy, Jr.”

  1. LOL! Roger Stone claims to have shock­ing new evi­dence regard­ing the death of JFK Jr. Guess who dun­nit:

    Media Mat­ters

    Trump Ally Roger Stone Writ­ing Entire Book Alleg­ing That The Clin­tons Secret­ly Mur­dered JFK Jr.

    Stone: JFK Jr. “Was Mur­dered By The Clin­tons Because He Was In The Way”
    Blog ››› 4/12/2016 ››› ERIC HANANOKI

    Roger Stone is writ­ing a book based on his con­spir­a­cy the­o­ry that the Clin­tons mur­dered John F. Kennedy Jr. Stone is an long­time ally and friend of Don­ald Trump, who has pre­vi­ous­ly used the dis­cred­it­ed oper­a­tive’s research in attacks against the Clin­tons.

    Stone worked as a top polit­i­cal aide to Trump’s pres­i­den­tial cam­paign before exit­ing in August. Stone is a noto­ri­ous “dirty trick­ster” who formed the anti-Hillary Clin­ton group C.U.N.T. in 2008 and has spent much of the 2016 cycle push­ing smears about the Clin­tons. He has a his­to­ry of using racist and sex­ist attacks against media fig­ures, and was recent­ly banned by CNN and MSNBC. He cur­rent­ly heads the pro-Trump super PAC Com­mit­tee to Restore Amer­i­ca’s Great­ness and is a fre­quent Trump sup­port­er in the media. Stone has been under heavy crit­i­cism recent­ly because of his stat­ed plan to “dis­close the hotels and the room num­bers of those del­e­gates who are direct­ly involved in” alleged­ly steal­ing the nom­i­na­tion from Trump at the Repub­li­can con­ven­tion.

    Stone last month appeared on the inter­net radio show of fringe con­spir­a­cy the­o­rist James Fet­zer, who believes the Holo­caust, Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School shoot­ing, and 9/11 attacks were faked. Dur­ing a brief aside, Stone men­tioned he was writ­ing books about Sen. Cory Book­er (D‑NJ) and the alleged mur­der of John F. Kennedy Jr. “by the Clin­tons”:

    ROGER STONE: I have com­ing up next year a book which I make the case that John F. Kennedy Jr. was mur­dered. And he was mur­dered by the Clin­tons because he was in the way. Now I have extra­or­di­nary new evi­dence that nobody else has seen.

    Fet­zer lat­er told Stone that JFK Jr. was assas­si­nat­ed and offered to give Stone “leads” prov­ing it. Stone respond­ed, “That’s great to know, Jim. As you know, there’s real­ly nobody in the researcher com­mu­ni­ty that I respect more than you.”

    JFK Jr. died after a plane he was pilot­ing crashed in July 1999. The Nation­al Trans­porta­tion Safe­ty Board found that his plane crash was an acci­dent and the prob­a­ble cause was the “pilot’s fail­ure to main­tain con­trol of the air­plane dur­ing a descent over water at night, which was a result of spa­tial dis­ori­en­ta­tion. Fac­tors in the acci­dent were haze and the dark night.”

    Trump has sourced some of his attacks against the Clin­tons to Stone. Dur­ing a Jan­u­ary 5 appear­ance on Fox News’ Han­ni­ty, host Sean Han­ni­ty asked Trump about call­ing Hillary Clin­ton an “enabler” of “one of the great woman abusers of all time,” Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton. Trump respond­ed by ref­er­enc­ing Stone’s book The Clin­tons’ War on Women, stat­ing that “a major book’s been writ­ten about it, and it’s a book that’s a very well respect­ed book. And it was not a pret­ty pic­ture, what she did.” Stone co-authored the book with fringe con­spir­a­cy the­o­rist Robert Mor­row.

    The New York Times not­ed in Decem­ber that Trump “appears to be tak­ing a page from the play­book of his for­mer polit­i­cal advis­er Roger Stone” with his attacks on the Clin­tons.

    In Octo­ber, Trump tweet­ed a link to Stone’s The Clin­tons’ War on Women book and com­ment­ed, “The lat­est book on Hillary—Wow, a real­ly tough one!” Stone has said that he and Trump talk “From time to time. … We’re still talk­ing pol­i­tics. I’m involved with a PAC that is specif­i­cal­ly doing one nar­row thing, which is col­lect­ing evi­dence of vot­er fraud.”

    Stone pre­vi­ous­ly wrote that the Clin­tons did not mur­der JFK Jr. In The Clin­tons’ War on Women, Stone argued the Clin­tons are “plau­si­bly respon­si­ble” for the deaths of rough­ly 40 peo­ple, but added, “They are not respon­si­ble for the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr., as some researchers have claimed”:

    There is no ques­tion that some Clin­ton crit­ics are exces­sive. There are wide­spread claims that the Clin­tons are respon­si­ble for the death of as many as eighty-three peo­ple whose knowl­edge stood in the way of their polit­i­cal ascent. Based on our inves­ti­ga­tion, the Clin­tons are only plau­si­bly respon­si­ble for the deaths of half the peo­ple on this list. They are not respon­si­ble for the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr., as some researchers have claimed, though the num­ber of indi­vid­u­als who are both knowl­edge­able of and piv­otal to the Clin­tons’ grasp for pow­er who die in plane crash­es defies math­e­mat­i­cal odds.

    Dur­ing a March 9 appear­ance on the inter­net-based pro­gram Car­a­van to Mid­night, Stone said JFK Jr. was mur­dered and “almost every­thing you’ve been told about his plane crash and death is false or embell­ished or cooked.”

    Last year, Stone tweet­ed that “The MURDER of JFK, Jr. will be the sub­ject of my next book #Clin­tons #guilty” and “JFK Jr was plan­ning on run­ning for NY Sen­ate seat @HillaryClinton want­ed. Poor bas­tard.”


    “I have com­ing up next year a book which I make the case that John F. Kennedy Jr. was mur­dered. And he was mur­dered by the Clin­tons because he was in the way. Now I have extra­or­di­nary new evi­dence that nobody else has seen.
    So the book with the extra­or­di­nary new evi­dence that nobody else has seen isn’t going to be released until after the elec­tion? That seems kind of odd to just sit on such extra­or­di­nary evi­dence when one of the alleged perps is on her way to the White House.

    Oh well, it appears we’ll just have to take Roger at his word. LOL!

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | April 12, 2016, 2:34 pm

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