November 11, 2013
U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry made headlines with his recent admission that he does not believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy almost 50 years ago this month.
As part of an upcoming, weeklong series and NBC documentary on the former president’s assassination, Kerry, who was a college student when Kennedy was killed, told Tom Brokaw : “To this day, I have serious doubts that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I certainly have doubts that he was motivated by himself.”
Rejecting out of hand the Warren Commission Report’s official finding that Oswald did act alone, Kerry said he also does not believe the theories that the Central Intelligence Agency was ever involved.
However, he added, “I’m not sure if anybody else is involved I don’t go down that road with respect to the Grassy Knoll theory and all of that. But I have serious questions about whether they got to the bottom of Lee Harvey Oswald’s time and influence from Cuba and Russia.”
Interestingly, Kerry bluntly refused to say anything more about his explosive statements when NBC’s David Gregory asked him Sunday if he “cared to elaborate” on his belief that Oswald may have had help.
“No. I just have a point a view,” a terse Kerry responded.
“I’m not going to get into that. It’s not something that I think needs to be commented on and certainly not at this time,” Kerry told Gregory. “I’m not going to do more than say that it’s a point of view that I have. It’s not right, or worthy, or appropriate for me to comment further.”