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RFK Jr: JFK Assassination Was a Conspiracy

COMMENT: Stat­ing the obvi­ous, Robert F. Kennedy’s kids RFK jr. and Rory have stat­ed that believe that Pres­i­dent Kennedy was not assas­si­nat­ed by a lone nut.

We’ve pro­duced much pro­gram­ming and post­ing over the years on the assas­si­na­tions of JFK, RFK and Mar­tin Luther King. All of these killings are con­nect­ed and, togeth­er, com­prise the sys­tem­at­ic elim­i­na­tion of viable pro­gres­sive lead­er­ship in this coun­try.

(The Freiko­rps in Ger­many and the Patri­ot­ic Soci­eties in Japan paved the way for the rise of fas­cism in those coun­tries through a sim­i­lar pro­gram of orga­nized killing.)

We’ve not seen any state­ments by Kennedy fam­i­ly mem­bers about the assas­si­na­tion of Robert Kennedy. That case is head­ing back into court. The inves­ti­ga­tion of Robert Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion yields evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries lead­ing in the direc­tion of his broth­er’s killing, Dr. King’s assas­si­na­tion and the shoot­ing of George Wal­lace. (Had Wal­lace run as an inde­pen­dent can­di­date he might have threat­ened Nixon’s “South­ern Strat­e­gy.”)

“RFK Chil­dren Speak about Assas­si­na­tion in Dal­las” by Jamie Sten­gle; Asso­ci­at­ed Press; 1/12/2013.

EXCERPT: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is con­vinced that a lone gun­man was­n’t sole­ly respon­si­ble for the assas­si­na­tion of his uncle, Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the War­ren Com­mis­sion report was a “shod­dy piece of crafts­man­ship.”

Kennedy and his sis­ter, Rory, spoke about their fam­i­ly Fri­day night while being inter­viewed in front of an audi­ence by Char­lie Rose at the Win­spear Opera House in Dal­las. The event comes as a year of obser­vances begins for the 50th anniver­sary of the pres­i­den­t’s death.

Their uncle was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, while rid­ing in a motor­cade through Dal­las. Five years lat­er, their father was assas­si­nat­ed in a Los Ange­les hotel while cel­e­brat­ing his win in the Cal­i­for­nia Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial pri­ma­ry.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said his father spent a year try­ing to come to grips with his broth­er’s death, read­ing the work of Greek philoso­phers, Catholic schol­ars, Hen­ry David Thore­au, poets and oth­ers “try­ing to fig­ure out kind of the exis­ten­tial impli­ca­tions of why a just God would allow injus­tice to hap­pen of the mag­ni­tude he was see­ing.”
He said his father thought the War­ren Com­mis­sion, which con­clud­ed Lee Har­vey Oswald act­ed alone in killing the pres­i­dent, was a “shod­dy piece of crafts­man­ship.” He said that he, too, ques­tioned the report.

“The evi­dence at this point I think is very, very con­vinc­ing that it was not a lone gun­man,” he said, but he did­n’t say what he believed may have hap­pened. . . .


5 comments for “RFK Jr: JFK Assassination Was a Conspiracy”

  1. Final­ly...

    He MAY be prepar­ing to run for his uncle’s old Sen­ate Seat ‑if John Ker­ry is con­firmed as Sec­re­tary of State (and some very smooth manu­ver­ing with Sen­a­tor McCain and the switch­ing of the Beng­hazi Inves­ti­ga­tion to his com­mit­tee to get it away from Issa and Chat­tavez will ensure that a done deal), New Eng­land will be with­out a Sen­a­tor Kennedy or a Ker­ry for the first time since 1964.

    His kids are almost grown now, and his own child­hood loss­es have pro­vid­ed ample jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for want­i­ng ‑for their sake- to refuse point all court­ing and att­tempts to per­suade him to run being refused point blank.

    How­eve, “they” are seri­ous­ly fear­ful of him and what he could achieve almost just by show­ing up.

    Were he to announce, he may as well run unop­posed.

    For the very first time, he appeared to at least enter­tain the temp­ta­tion of run­ning for his father’s Sen­ate Seat when Hilary Clin­ton vacat­ed it in 2009 — with pro­duced a knock-on effect where­by this hap­pened:-


    Alco­holic depressed peo­ple with unlim­it­ed access to pre­scrip­tion pills do not gen­er­al­ly feel the need to use a rope to end their lives.

    They usu­al­ly just take a bot­tle of vod­ka to bed, fol­lowed by a hand­ful of Reds.

    They cer­tain­ly don’t string them­selves up in an out­build­ing just behind their chil­dren’s home.

    Gestapo style...

    This is a Sicil­ian mes­sage.

    And I think he knows and has known for years, he can­not put this off any longer.

    He is ready.

    And the world needs him.

    Kennedy for Mass­a­chu­setts.

    Posted by Spikey_p | January 14, 2013, 9:33 am
  2. No sur­prise that RFK Jr. would be the one to “come out of the clos­et” on this. One won­ders if it rep­re­sents some larg­er over­all shift in the Kennedy fam­i­ly pol­i­cy on the top­ic, and what the cat­a­lysts were for the new pol­i­cy. And what this bodes for any future pub­lic inves­ti­ga­tion.

    And is the tim­ing relat­ed to the Sirhan re-tri­al? ...

    It’s worth remem­ber­ing that RFK (Sen­a­tor Robert Kennedy, his father), accord­ing to David Tal­bot’s book “Broth­ers” (Tal­bot is founder of Salon.com & recent­ly left as chief edi­tor), sent an emis­sary to Moscow to reas­sure the Krem­lin that he and Jack­ie believed it was a domes­tic con­spir­a­cy.

    A review of this infor­ma­tion can be found (only place on the Inter­net to my knowl­edge; apolo­gies to Dave for this source) here:


    “... [Tal­bot’s “Broth­ers” book] opens with J. Edgar Hoover telling RFK that his broth­er has been shot. In con­ver­sa­tions with two assis­tants, Bob­by imme­di­ate­ly refers to the per­pe­tra­tor of the crime as “they” and not “him”. He instinc­tive­ly believes that the crime cen­ters around the CIA, the Mafia and Cuba and he begins to ques­tion peo­ple with access to each group, includ­ing John McCone, Direc­tor of the CIA. (pgs. 6–9) When the body arrives back in Wash­ing­ton, RFK ques­tions Secret Ser­vice agents Roy Keller­man and James Row­ley and finds that both believe there was a cross­fire in Dealey Plaza.

    “... Tal­bot then builds an argu­ment that this ear­ly con­clu­sion is what caused Robert Kennedy to take con­trol of the pres­i­den­t’s autop­sy exhibits, specif­i­cal­ly the brain and tis­sue slides. Fur­ther, Tal­bot adduces evi­dence that RFK actu­al­ly thought of tak­ing the lim­ou­sine also. After Oswald is killed by Ruby, Bob­by begins to focus on the Mob and has labor lawyer Julius Draznin sub­mit a report on Ruby’s labor rack­e­teer­ing activ­i­ties. RFK then told his friend Pat Moyni­han to inves­ti­gate the Secret Ser­vice while Bob­by inter­viewed agent Clint Hill him­self.

    “... This chap­ter clos­es with a review of (RFK aide & emis­sary) William Wal­ton’s mis­sion to Moscow in the wake of Pres­i­dent Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion. This extra­or­di­nary tale first sur­faced in 1997 in one of the two best books on the Cuban Mis­sile Cri­sis, One Hell of a Gam­ble. (The oth­er vol­ume being The Kennedy Tapes, pub­lished the same year.) Tal­bot goes into the back­ground of Wal­ton and why he was sent by RFK and Jack­ie Kennedy to send a secret mes­sage via Geor­gi Bol­shakov who the Kennedys had used pre­vi­ous­ly dur­ing the Mis­sile Cri­sis as a back chan­nel.

    “... RFK told Wal­ton to see Bol­shakov before he even report­ed to the Amer­i­can ambas­sador Foy Kohler. Bob­by thought Kohler was anti-Kennedy, and a hard­lin­er who could not get any­thing real done with the Rus­sians. (p. 31) This new mes­sage had been pre­saged by anoth­er talk RFK had with the Russ­ian in 1962. At that time Bob­by told Bol­shakov that Khrushchev did not seem to real­ize that every step his broth­er took to meet the pre­mier “halfway costs my broth­er a lot of effort ... .In a gust of blind hate, his ene­mies may go to any length, includ­ing killing him.” (p. 32)

    “... The new mes­sage ful­filled the ear­li­er prophe­cy. Wal­ton told Bol­shakov that the pres­i­den­t’s broth­er and wid­ow believed that JFK had been killed by a large polit­i­cal con­spir­a­cy. And although Lee Har­vey Oswald was a for­mer defec­tor and alleged Cas­tro sym­pa­thiz­er, they believed the con­spir­a­cy was domes­tic.

    “... Tal­bot sums up the mul­ti-lay­ered sig­nif­i­cance of this momen­tous mis­sion this way: “There is no oth­er con­clu­sion to reach. In the days fol­low­ing his broth­er’s bloody ouster, Robert Kennedy placed more trust in the Sovi­et gov­ern­ment than the one he served.” (p. 34)...”

    I think it’s an under-exam­ined top­ic: The rel­a­tive silence of RFK from 1963–1968, after the death of his broth­er, on the top­ic of the assas­si­na­tion. He like­ly kept his mouth shut for prag­mat­ic rea­sons: He could­n’t do any­thing sub­stan­tial about it until he became pres­i­dent. His for­ma­tion of a pri­vate intel­li­gence “out­fit” (includ­ing Wal­ter Sheri­dan, whom he dis­patched to inves­ti­gate Gar­rison’s claims, and in the end whom he also seemed to lose trust in) speaks vol­umes about RFK’s aware­ness of the traps he must have felt sur­round­ed him with­in the intel­li­gence agen­cies — that RFK was well-aware of both pub­lic and pri­vate lim­i­ta­tions in advanc­ing any inves­ti­ga­tion into JFK’s death.

    RFK Jr. is a very intel­li­gent son. Let’s hope this isn’t just a for­ay — and let’s hope he has enough cir­cum­spec­tion, for­ti­tude, and lack of illu­sion about this dan­ger­ous path he’s putting him­self on.

    Posted by R. Wilson | January 14, 2013, 11:43 am
  3. If Amer­i­can lib­er­als would wake up and stop deny­ing that the word “con­spir­a­cy” has a legit­i­mate use, the Kennedy’s would­n’t be in this posi­tion in the first place. The prob­lem comes from the con­di­tion­ing of Amer­i­can lib­er­als by right wingers and the media that “con­spir­a­cy” is a four let­ter word that must nev­er be uttered. How con­ve­nient for the Reich Wing that they have trained pro­gres­sives not to see their con­spir­a­cies.

    Posted by Nerfherder | January 14, 2013, 3:38 pm
  4. To Spikey P:

    Things look dim for Bob­by Jr., now but he will be for­giv­en. His ex-wife’s fam­i­ly sure did a num­ber on him. How­ev­er, the domes­tic staff at Kennedy estate knows her fam­i­ly did not do a damn thing to help Mary, even when they were begged to come! I won­der what moti­vat­ed them to be so cru­el to Mary’s kids?? Even if they dis­liked Bob­by, this is not what nor­mal in-laws do after a death, espe­cial­ly ones who were not close to their sis­ter.

    May g*d bless U 4 your insight­ful com­ments. I have been pray­ing for RFK, Jr. to run for Pres­i­dent a long time. It is my great­est wish, to be alive and to see him take the torch he deserves. To say our world needs him now, is an under­state­ment. By the time Oba­ma gets done in 2016, if it’s here, we will need him big time. Today, just before read­ing your remarks, I heard Lau­rie Lon­don sing an old child­hood fav of mine, “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”. What a beau­ti­ful song for a future Pres­i­den­t’s cam­paign, espe­cial­ly one so earth friend­ly.

    Posted by frosty7530 | January 18, 2013, 8:09 pm
  5. Robert F Ken­ndy could be head each week on his radio progam Ring of Fire.

    Posted by David | January 21, 2013, 12:29 pm

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