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Death of a President, 50 Years On - Interview of Cyril Wecht
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

Thank You. Very Good.
Read not to contradict and confute;
nor to believe and take for granted;
nor to find talk and discourse;
but to weigh and consider.
Jim Hackett II Wrote:Thank You. Very Good.


Thank you!

I'm trying to educate myself, and maybe help others understand what's been happening and why.

As many of you know, Cyril Wecht was among the early disbelievers of the 'magic' single bullet hypothesis.
He paid a heavy financial and emotional price for his views during the later Bush presidential years, but he's
a sturdy survivor.

They asked if they thought the Warren Commission Report was correct, valid. Eighty-five percent of the people said no.


Excellent Wecht perspective, Adele. A classic of articulate, professional, persistent objection to propaganda.

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This is an interesting interview.

Especially because of the statistical finding.

But also because of what may be in store for us from History Channel.
However, the MSM and the Propaganda Machine convince most Americans that their view [shared by about 85%] is the minority view and that they have intellectual problems and construct 'theories' based on 'conspiracies' that never exist and are always the thing of paranoia or a troubled mind.....HA! It is Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter stuff.....we are not theorists - THEY are and it is conspiracy FACT what happened in Dallas [and a few hundred other incidents]. There really is nothing left, but to overthrow [peacefully] this useless and harmful gang of would-be undemocratic rulers and their propaganda apparat!
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
It will be interesting to see how hey get around that 85% figure if they do any extensive special programming. Which I have heard, they will do.
Kudos again to Ms. Adele and to Dr. Wecht. I MUST say that as tribute to real courage in my view.

The deception of the MSM as we all know goes back to the Coup itself.
CBS would Rather lie than tell it true. Cronkite presumed to be my Uncle!

I have video of both NBC and CBS being on the multiple assassins aspect the afternoon of the 22nd, before the Memory Hole swallowed the truth. Shot from "in front" (entrance wound to throat) discussed AFTER the arrest of LHO with the release of the TSBD fable and after the Hospital Press Conference also.

We know the so-called History Channel will not even "theorize" about LBJ/JEH being directly involved in the Obstruction of Justice let alone as accessories to the Murder Before the Fact.

Bob Groden said it himself (sorry Bob paraphrased) The best ally the conspirators have ever had has been the MSM.

I see now my own doubts as a 10-year-old were stifled for a time as much by the MSM lies and Orwell's Memory Hole as anything else in 63-4-5.

More of the same is what I expect from the MSM. Samey Same I bet.
Read not to contradict and confute;
nor to believe and take for granted;
nor to find talk and discourse;
but to weigh and consider.

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