his article in The Humanist (Probe Vol.
4 #3 p. 8). He was an acquaintance of Peter Lawford's who talked
to him a few times about the assassination. Jones' notes from
that phone call includes the following:
Lawford told him that Jackie knew right away that shots came
from the front as did Powers and O'Donnell. He said shortly
after the funeral the family got together.... Bobby told the
family that it was a high level military/CIA plot and that
he felt powerless to do anything about it.... the family
always felt that JFK's refusal to commit to Vietnam was one
of the reasons for the assassination....Lawford told him
that the kids were all told the truth as they grew up but it
was Teddy who insisted that the family put the thing to
Evidently, Teddy wanted to preserve his career in the political
arena and knew that any airing of the case would jeopardize it.
Which was probably true. Under those circumstances, the Kennedys
can't even protect themselves.
This is understandable in human terms. But the compromise allows
the likes of Reeves, de Toledano, and Hersh to take the field
with confidence. The Kennedys are silent; they won't sue; it must
be true. As a corollary, this shows that the old adage about
history being written by the victors stand