The Secretary of State of the United States of America is a conspiracy enthusiast who believes that Lee Harvey Oswald was likely part of a larger cabal that plotted to kill President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago.
The former senator and presidential nominee became one of the highest-ranking American politicians to doubt the official findings of the Warren Commission publicly.
“To this day, I have serious doubts that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone,” Secretary Kerry said in the interview.
“I certainly have doubts that he was motivated by himself. I mean, I’m not sure if anybody else is involved. I won’t go down that road with respect to the Grassy Knoll theory and all 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,” he elaborated.
Oswald, a former U.S. Marine, defected to the Soviet Union in 1959 and returned to the United States in 1962, a year before Kennedy was shot. His attempts to visit Cuba were apparently unsuccessful.
Kerry’s mention of the “grassy knoll theory” is a reference to several spectators who claimed to have seen gun smoke or smelled gun powder in an infamous area along Kennedy’s fatal parade route. JFK conspiracy lovers say this evidence points to a second shooter.
“I think he was inspired somewhere by something and I don’t know what or if or any — I can’t pin anything down on that,” the conspiracy-theorizing Kerry also said of Oswald.
Kerry emphatically denied the possibility that the CIA could have been the assassination of Kennedy, notes the Mail.
As a younger man, the Secretary of State was far less taciturn about blaming agents of the American government for alleged atrocities. In 1971, he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lambasting his fellow troops in the Vietnam War.
At that 1971 hearing, Kerry told of his participation in a sort of kangaroo court in Detroit “at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia.”
“They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam,” America’s top diplomat alleged.