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Death of a President, 50 Years On

By Eric Heyl

Published: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dr. Cyril Wecht is an internationally renowned forensic pathologist, author

and former Allegheny County coroner. In 1978, he testified before a

congressional committee disputing the Warren Commission conclusions

and the single bullet theory regarding the 1963 assassination of President

John F. Kennedy.

Wecht spoke to the Trib regarding recent revelations by Robert F.

Kennedy Jr. that his father, Robert F. Kennedy, privately disagreed with

the Warren Commission report.

Q: Were you surprised by the admission that Robert F. Kennedy actually

didn‘t think much of the Warren Commission findings?

A: Well, no. That had already been revealed in an excellent book by

David Talbot (2007‘s “Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy

Years”), and I‘ve seen other references to it. Not a negative word (about

the report) was ever spoken publicly by him, to my knowledge, early on

when he was attorney general and even later when he became a

senator. But later on he did have those thoughts and feelings. I‘m

delighted that his son has now spoken out on this and stated what his

father came to believe.

Q: If he was dissatisfied, why do you think he didn‘t express that publicly?

A: You have to keep in mind — and this is not conjecture — that the two

people who hated Bobby Kennedy with a passion were the two most

powerful people in America: Lyndon Johnson and (FBI director J. Edgar)

Hoover. So not to make excuses for Bobby Kennedy, but I can

understand that maybe it was wise (not to go public with any criticism).

Why open your mouth if you are not going to get anywhere? You are

going to run into a stone wall (regarding the assassination inquiry) during

those first five years post-assassination (with Johnson and Hoover still in power).

Q: Where do RFK Jr.‘s remarks fit in the Warren Commission conversation?

A: It strengthens the hand (of commission detractors). Many intelligent

people who are not biased fail to recognize that we, the Warren

Commission critics, are not a rogue element. We represent the

overwhelming majority of Americans. Six weeks ago, I went to New York

City at the request and expense of the History channel for a big program

they are putting together (on the assassination). They had commissioned

a survey of 2,200 people (and) they wanted to get my reaction to it.

They asked if they thought the Warren Commission Report was correct,

valid. Eighty-five percent of the people said no. Doesn‘t that say

something? Take a poll today on baseball, apple pie, sex and motherhood

and you won‘t get 85 percent of the people to say that they think they

all are good.

Q: You‘ve been an integral part of the Warren Commission discussion. How

will you mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination this year?

A: On Oct. 17th, 18th and 19th, we‘ll have a 50th anniversary program

at the (Cyril H. Wecht) Institute of Forensic Science and Law at

Duquesne University. I think it will be the biggest (assassination-related)

program in the country. We‘ll have all the major critics, researchers and

so on. We had a huge program in 2003 for the 40th anniversary, and we

expect to have another excellent program again this time.

Eric Heyl is a staff writer for Trib Total Media (412-320-7857 or eheyl@tribweb.com).


Best Regards in Research


Donald Roberdeau

United States Navy

U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67, plank walker

Sooner, or later, The Truth emerges Clearly

For your key considerations....

Homepage: President KENNEDY "Men of Courage" speech, and Assassination Evidence, Witnesses, Suspects + Outstanding Researchers Discoveries and Considerations.... http://droberdeau.bl...ination_09.html

The Dealey Plaza Map Detailing 11-22-63 Victims precise locations, Witnesses, Films & Photos, Evidence, Suspected bullet trajectories, Important information & Considerations, in One Convenient Resource.... http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/3966/dppluschartsupdated1111.gif

(new info, 2012 updated map)

Visual Report: "The First Bullet Impact Into President Kennedy: while JFK was Still Hidden Under the'magic-limbed-ricochet-tree' ".... http://img504.images...k1102308ms8.gif

Visual Report: Reality versus C.A.D. : the Real World, versus, Garbage-In, Garbage-Out....http://img248.images...ealityvscad.gif

Discovery: "Very Close JFK Assassination Witness ROSEMARY WILLIS

Zapruder Film Documented 2nd Headsnap: West, Ultrafast, and

Directly Towards the Grassy Knoll"....


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