Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, talks about the Kennedy assassination

Wilkerson, who was also Chief of Staff to former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, said that President John F. Kennedy stood up to military power in America twice: once during the Bay of Pigs invasion and once during the Cuban Missle Crisis.

According to Wilkerson, JFK "stood up to a very, very aggressive military" and, as a consequence, "we know what happened to John Kennedy."

When pressed by the incredulous interviewer, Mitch Jesserich, on whether he thought there was a conspiracy to assassinate Kennedy, Wilkerson said "there are consequences, whether they are direct consquences or indirect consequences, for standing up to corporate and military power in the United States of America."

Wilkerson said that he thinks "the Warren Commission was a complete whitewash. No question in my mind about it..." and that, in his view, disgrunteld Cuban Americans involved in the Bay of Pigs affair and "perhaps some rogue elements within the United States itself" worked together to kill the president in 1963


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