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I am told that in the early morning hours of today, Robert Duncan was interviewed on the international radio show Coasttocoastam. In answer to a question about John Kennedy, he stated that a week before his death JFK spoke at Columbia University. During the course of his speech, according to Duncan, JFK said that he had uncovered an immense plot and was determined to tell the American people about it before he left office.

Has anyone in the Forum ever heard of such a statement by JFK and, if so, is any more information available about it?

Below is the link that summarizes Duncan’s fascinating interview on the radio program:

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2006/12/05.html#recap

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I am told that in the early morning hours of today, Robert Duncan was interviewed on the international radio show Coasttocoastam. In answer to a question about John Kennedy, he stated that a week before his death JFK spoke at Columbia University. During the course of his speech, according to Duncan, JFK said that he had uncovered an immense plot and was determined to tell the American people about it before he left office.

Has anyone in the Forum ever heard of such a statement by JFK and, if so, is any more information available about it?

Below is the link that summarizes Duncan’s fascinating interview on the radio program:

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2006/12/05.html#recap

What an amazing story? This is the first time I have ever heard about the Columbia University speech. Maybe it was connected to the TFX scandal. Just before his death he told his secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, that he intended to remove LBJ as vice-president. He added that he intended to remove corruption from government. I assume he was making reference to the TFX and Bobby Baker scandals.

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John,

What an amazing story? This is the first time I have ever heard about the Columbia University speech.

This is what the Kennedy Library has to say about this alleged speech:

"President Kennedy's supposed speech at Columbia University, November, 1963.

Many references to this fictitious speech exist in assassination theorist material. Supposedly, the President was discussing changes in the Federal Reserve and the gold standard, and this topic was somehow linked to his assassination. Others also claim he said, "The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy American freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight." But the simple fact is that President John F. Kennedy did not speak at Columbia University in November of 1963.

Those who believe in the "fact" of President Kennedy having made such a speech, either at Columbia or some other place, will simply deny this denial. At best, they will say that because "all or most records" have been destroyed, we simply don't know the truth; at worst, they will claim that there is a conspiracy to keep this issue silent. If someone chooses to believe in the existence of this speech, he or she does so as a matter of faith, which is fine, as long as that person realizes that it is religion and not history in which he or she is dealing."

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resou...sity+Speech.htm

Steve Thomas

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John,

What an amazing story? This is the first time I have ever heard about the Columbia University speech.

This is what the Kennedy Library has to say about this alleged speech:

"President Kennedy's supposed speech at Columbia University, November, 1963.

Many references to this fictitious speech exist in assassination theorist material. Supposedly, the President was discussing changes in the Federal Reserve and the gold standard, and this topic was somehow linked to his assassination. Others also claim he said, "The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy American freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight." But the simple fact is that President John F. Kennedy did not speak at Columbia University in November of 1963.

Those who believe in the "fact" of President Kennedy having made such a speech, either at Columbia or some other place, will simply deny this denial. At best, they will say that because "all or most records" have been destroyed, we simply don't know the truth; at worst, they will claim that there is a conspiracy to keep this issue silent. If someone chooses to believe in the existence of this speech, he or she does so as a matter of faith, which is fine, as long as that person realizes that it is religion and not history in which he or she is dealing."

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resou...sity+Speech.htm

Steve Thomas

What a great quote. "Religion and not history." Thanks Steve.

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I am told that in the early morning hours of today, Robert Duncan was interviewed on the international radio show Coasttocoastam. In answer to a question about John Kennedy, he stated that a week before his death JFK spoke at Columbia University. During the course of his speech, according to Duncan, JFK said that he had uncovered an immense plot and was determined to tell the American people about it before he left office.

Has anyone in the Forum ever heard of such a statement by JFK and, if so, is any more information available about it?

Below is the link that summarizes Duncan’s fascinating interview on the radio program:

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2006/12/05.html#recap

...He added that he intended to remove corruption from government....

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=6250

John, Is that information from the Lincoln book "Kennedy and Johnson"?

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