Robert F. Kennedy Jr., in a December 16, 2022 tweet, accused the CIA of assassinating his uncle, President John F. Kennedy. He called the assassination attempt on JFK a “successful coup d’état”.
“The boldest news show in 60 years. The CIA’s murder of my uncle was a successful coup from which democracy never recovered.” RFK Jr wroteshare a show from Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson.
Robert F. Kennedy has taken other controversial positions in recent years. Previously, RFK Jr., son of Robert F. Kennedy, also questioned the official narrative of his own father’s assassination, saying the lone gunman theory was contradicted by audio evidence and bullet trajectories. He has drawn the ire of some members of the Kennedy family for his stance on vaccines. The latter sparked a 2019 rebuke from three members of the Kennedy family, who wrote that they believed RFK Jr. was “tragically wrong about vaccines.” Politico reports.
The other members of the Kennedy family have not yet commented on RFK Jr.’s testimony about the CIA and the assassination of John Kennedy. The family split sharply on Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s urging for the parole of Sirhan Sirhan, who was convicted of his father’s murder, with two siblings joining his call but six others and Ethel Kennedy opposing.
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The Warren Commission determined that Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone assassin, but Tucker Carlson’s broadcast claimed the CIA was involved in the murder of JFK
On the show that RFK Jr. shared, said Tucker Carlson He had spoken to someone who had direct knowledge of documents relating to the assassination of John F. Kennedy that were still being withheld by the government.
“We spoke to someone who had access to these classified documents,” Carlson said, adding that he asked the person if the CIA was “involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an American President.”
“The answer is yes. I believe they were involved. It’s a very different country than we thought. It’s all wrong,” Carlson said, the person responding. He didn’t name that person but said he was “not a conspiracy theorist we spoke to” but “someone with direct knowledge” of information that “for once opposes being withheld from the American public.”
Carlson said all of the people named in the documents, which are still being held by the government, are dead. He said the CIA is a “government within a government.”
Carlson noted that Jack Ruby, another alleged lone gunman, murdered Lee Harvey Oswald, who was named by the Warren Commission as the only gunman to have murdered JFK. “What are the chances of that?” he said, comparing it to being struck by lightning.
Carlson called it a “bizarre chain of murders” and called the Warren Commission “shabby and corrupt”.
He accused the CIA of “being forced to admit that it withheld information from investigators about her relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald,” and said the phrase “conspiracy theory” didn’t enter the American lexicon until 1964.
The title of the show was “The CIA and JFK.” Carlson said the questions “multiplied over time.”
He said a psychiatrist named Louis Jolyon West who “was working for the CIA at the time.”
He said West visited Ruby in a jail cell and found him “technically insane,” even though to others Ruby was sane. “What was that guy doing in Jack Ruby’s jail cell?” Carlson asked.
“You can understand why crazy people don’t wonder what really happened,” he said.
He noted that in 1976 a special committee of the House of Representatives re-examined the assassination of JFK and found that the president was assassinated as a result of conspiracy. Carlson said the “obvious suspect is the CIA.”
In 1992, Congress passed a Records Collection Act mandating full disclosure of government records related to the assassination by 2017, but that didn’t happen under the Donald Trump or Joe Biden administrations, Carlson said.
“We still can’t see them,” he said of the thousands of documents that are still being withheld. “It serves to protect an institution. But why?”
You can read a full transcript of Carlson’s broadcast here.
The CIA theory of JFK’s assassination has been circulating for years
The CIA theory on the JFK assassination is not new. in 2007, Rolling Stone ran a story entitled “The Last Confession of E. Howard Hunt”.
Of Hunt, the magazine wrote: “At the CIA, he had helped direct the violent ousting of a duly elected left-wing president in Guatemala and had been instrumental in subterfuges that led to the assassination of Che Guevara.”
This article is based on the account of Hunt’s son, St. John, who said his father confessed to knowing about JFK’s assassination. Rolling Stone wrote:
Back in Miami, when the saint lay by his bedside and sickness ate him up and he thought he was six months away from death, E. Howard finally put pen to paper and began to write…
E. Howard scrawled the initials “LBJ” representing Kennedy’s ambitious Vice President Lyndon Johnson. Below “LBJ”, joined by a dash, he wrote the name Cord Meyer. Meyer was a CIA agent whose wife was having an affair with JFK; later she was murdered, a case that was never solved. Next, his father associated Meyer’s name with the name of Bill Harvey, another CIA agent; Associated with Meyer’s name was David Morales, another CIA man and a well-known, particularly vicious intelligence specialist. And then his father joined Morales’ name with one line, the framed words “French gunman Grassy Knoll.”
None of the men named have ever been arrested or charged with the death.
RFK Jr. has previously questioned whether Sirhan Sirhan was the lone assassin who assassinated his father, Robert F. Kennedy
Thane Cesar is the security guard who stood behind Robert F. Kennedy when the presidential candidate was assassinated in Los Angeles, a crime for which Sirhan Sirhan was convicted.
Cesar lived a relatively quiet life for years, raising a family in the Philippines. Just hours after Cesar’s death — on September 11, 2019 — Kennedy’s son, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., took to Instagram to build the case that Cesar may have “murdered my father.”
RFK Jr. – who met in prison with the man convicted of his father’s assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, has previously taken public questions on an issue some thought was already closed but researchers have been for years raised: Who killed RFK at the Ambassador Hotel? in Los Angeles?
Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of Kennedy’s murder. He admitted it at his trial, but that was strategic because his attorneys were pursuing an argument of diminished legal capacity. He has also claimed he has no memory of the assassination. Some believe he was a pawn in a larger conspiracy. It is clear that Sirhan Sirhan was at the scene and probably opened fire (even RFK Jr. says Sirhan Sirhan fired at RFK). Sirhan Sirhan was seen by several witnesses shooting Kennedy. He also wrote about RFC killing in magazines. He wrote “RFK must die” in his diary, and authorities assumed that was the date of the assassination connected the “one year anniversary of the Six Day War”.
Whether he killed RFK or the candidate was killed by a second gunman’s bullet is the key question. The San Francisco Chronicle, back in 2008, written about Questions about the death, noting that the coroner “reported that the fatal shot was fired less than an inch from Kennedy’s head, behind his right ear.” Four shots came from behind, but Sirhan fired a .22 “from a few yards in front of Kennedy.” The revolver held eight shots, but “a radio reporter’s tape recording of the shooting contains what one audio expert describes as 13 shots” and “double shots,” reported The Chronicle, summarizing the main concerns.
In his Instagram post, RFK Jr. wrote that Cesar was “right behind my dad” when RFK was shot.
Thane Eugene Cesar passed away today in the Philippines. Compelling evidence points to Cesar murdering my father. On June 5, 1968, Cesar, an employee in a secret section of Lockheed’s Burbank facility, was working part-time as a security guard at the Ambassador Hotel. He’d gotten the job about a week earlier. Cesar waited in the pantry while my father spoke in the ballroom, then grabbed my father’s elbow and led him to Sirhan. With 77 people in the pantry, every eyewitness said Sirhan was always at a distance of 3 to 6 feet from my father. Sirhan fired two shots at my father before he was attacked. Under the dog poo, Sirhan emptied his 8-chamber revolver and fired 6 more shots in the opposite direction, 5 of which hit a bystander and 1 went wild. By his own account, Cesar was right behind my father, holding his right elbow with his gun drawn, when my father fell backwards onto him. Cesar repeatedly changed his story about exactly when he drew his gun. According to coroner Dr. Thomas Noguchi, all 4 shots that hit my father were “contact” shots fired behind my father with the barrel touching or almost touching his body. Cesar sold his .22 weeks to a colleague after the assassination, warning him that it had been used in a crime. Cesar lied to the police, claiming he disposed of the gun months before the assassination. Cesar was a fanatic who hated the Kennedys for their advocacy of black civil rights. I was planning to meet Thane Eugene Cesar in the Philippines last June until he demanded a $25,000 payment through his agent, Dan Moldea. Ironically, in a 1995 book, Moldea penned a meticulous and compelling indictment of Cesar, then suddenly ordered him to excuse him in a bizarre and nonsensical final chapter. The police have never seriously investigated Cesar’s role in my father’s murder.
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