RFK Jr. speaks out on Cuba
In an important article published by the Inter Press Service news agency Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the nephew of President John F. Kennedy, highlights an important point about U.S.-Cuba relations that President Obama normalized last week: The CIA opposed President Kennedy’s efforts to do the same 51 years ago.
“JFK was involved in secret negotiations with Fidel Castro designed to outflank Foggy Bottom [Washington] and the agents at Langley [CIA], but the CIA knew of JFK’s back-channel contacts with Castro and endeavored to sabotage the peace efforts with cloak and dagger mischief,” Kennedy writes.
RFK Jr., an environmental attorney, is right that the CIA knew about JFK’s interest in normalizing relations, and opposed it.
The runaway winner of the best read story of the week was Bill Simpich’s inquiry into the curious case of Oswald’s wallet.
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr., environmentalist activists and son of Robert F. Kennedy, made news when spoke in Dallas in January 2013 to say his father doubted that his father was killed by one man for now reason.
Now he’s gone a step further in a blurb for the paperback edition of James Douglass’s JFK and the Unspeakable.
The son of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy writes in the current issue of Rolling Stone:
“And today, JFK’s great concerns seem more relevant than ever: the dangers of nuclear proliferation, the notion that empire is inconsistent with a republic and that corporate domination of our democracy at home is the partner of imperial policies abroad.”
The Pittsburgh Tribune Review recently asked Dr. Cyril Wecht of Duquesne University a question:
Q: Where do RFK Jr.’s remarks fit in the Warren Commission conversation? Read more
RFK Jr.’s claims
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s comments that his father did not believe that a “lone-gunman” killed his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, have now been covered by all four television networks (CBS, NBC, Fox, and ABC), and gone viral on the internet. The remarks marked the first time a Kennedy family member has publicly questioned the official theory that JFK was killed by a lone gunman.
Were RFK Jr.’s remarks factually accurate? Read more
ABC News correspondent Alexander Marquardt made two factual mistakes in his Good Morning America report today on Robert Kennedy Jr.’s remarks that his father believed “rogue CIA agents” may have been involved in uncle’s assassination. (h/t Curt Cultice)
RFK Jr. (with sister Rory) speaks candidly about Dallas
You know how the conventional wisdom about gay marriage went from icky controversy to cuddly wisdom over the last four years?
You know how cannabis legalization went from stoner madness to sensible libertarianism in the past eighteen months?
Something like that is about to happen with the JFK assassination story. The elite media Washington consensus about the JFK story is evolving from the fringe to the mainstream, propelled by this straightforward report from the Dallas Morning News. Read more