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Did RFK Steal JFK's Brain?
Newser ^ | 10/21/13 | Rob Quinn

Posted on 10/21/2013 9:16:30 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

Author claims theft was bizarre cover-up

A lot of JFK-related material will be released in the weeks ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination but this allegation is definitely going for the craziest: A new book claims that the president's brain was stolen from a secure room in the National Archives by his brother, then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. When authorities realized the footlocker containing the brain was missing in 1966, an investigation uncovered "compelling evidence" that RFK and his assistant, Angie Novello, were the culprits, James Swanson, author of End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, tells the New York Post.

Some conspiracy theorists claim the brain was stolen to conceal facts about the assassination, but Swanson believes the brain-swiping was an effort to protect the president's reputation. "My conclusion is that Robert Kennedy did take his brother’s brain—not to conceal evidence of a conspiracy but perhaps to conceal evidence of the true extent of President Kennedy’s illnesses, or perhaps to conceal evidence of the number of medications that President Kennedy was taking," says.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; History
KEYWORDS: jfkconspiracy; rfk
The 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination is coming up. Just as an anectode, I remember many years ago my parents telling me a year before he was shot we were in a recession. Like many other seasoned citizens at the time, my grandparents, who lived through the Depression were worried that we were heading for another one. Also William Buckley wrote an interesting piece where he claimed that had JFK not been shot and ran for re-election in 64, Goldwater could have defeated him, maybe not a landslide, but a victory nonetheless.
1 posted on 10/21/2013 9:16:30 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

was it...Abby Normal?


2 posted on 10/21/2013 9:20:51 AM PDT by apoxonu
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To: Impala64ssa
Also William Buckley wrote an interesting piece where he claimed that had JFK not been shot and ran for re-election in 64, Goldwater could have defeated him, maybe not a landslide, but a victory nonetheless.

Yes no one will say he was mediocre to poor as a POTUS, not to mention all the things Teddy did to fubar us that stay with us today. It wasn't Camelot, it was may have been something else with Rot at the end of it...

3 posted on 10/21/2013 9:22:00 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Impala64ssa

One assumes that JFK actually had a brain to steal in the first place.


4 posted on 10/21/2013 9:22:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Impala64ssa

I wonder if he stuffed it down his pants ala Sandy Berger ...


5 posted on 10/21/2013 9:23:39 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Impala64ssa

“Some conspiracy theorists claim the brain was stolen to conceal facts about the assassination, but Swanson believes the brain-swiping was an effort to protect the president’s reputation.”

I don’t think anything is too crazy with the government anymore. I seem to remember some years ago that Teddy ‘The Swimmer” had JFK’s original sarcophagus drilled full of holes, towed out to the deepest part of the Atlantic by a naval vessel and sunk so that it wouldn’t end up in the wrong hands or on Ebay.


6 posted on 10/21/2013 9:24:44 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Impala64ssa

In the History Channel JFK assassination series, an individual who claims to have been present at the Walter Reed autopsy of Kennedy describes a number of very strange things that happened during the conduct of that procedure.

Among other things, he said that there were non-medical personnel in the room as observers, and at least one of these individuals had veto power over every step of the autopsy.


7 posted on 10/21/2013 9:24:49 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Ok I have a question: Who would have had the MOST to “profit” from JFK’s demise? Answer that one and you will get MUCH closer as to WHO the REAL killer(s) was/were.


8 posted on 10/21/2013 9:27:41 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Revolting cat!

9 posted on 10/21/2013 9:29:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Impala64ssa

There is testimony on film in “Best Evidence” and in the book of the same name by David Lifton of TWO guys who were in the room in Bethesda who were conducting x-rays of JFK and who stated there was no brain in the skull. One of the radiologists insists he put his hands inside the cranium and said “my God, look at the size of the hole.”


10 posted on 10/21/2013 9:30:00 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Impala64ssa

The lefties are stealing stuff from the National Archives to this day.

Sandy underpants Berger is just the tip of the iceberg.


11 posted on 10/21/2013 9:31:57 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: US Navy Vet; Revolting cat!
Who would have had the MOST to “profit” from JFK’s demise?


12 posted on 10/21/2013 9:32:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Artie

Uncle Teddy had John -John’s body burned and the ashes dumped in the sea without autopsy or anything else.

Probably to hide the drugs.


13 posted on 10/21/2013 9:32:30 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Steely Tom

Given this involved an assassination of a President what you described makes perfect sense to me. Trust no one and place observers with the President’s body wherever it goes.


14 posted on 10/21/2013 9:34:09 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Impala64ssa

Here's Ted's brain.

15 posted on 10/21/2013 9:35:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Is it pickled (the brain) in Irish Whiskey?
.. if not, it Isn't his brain or any other organ.

16 posted on 10/21/2013 9:42:17 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: taildragger

JFK’s tax cuts finally took us out of the Great Depression.

He at least took good advice on monetary matters; that is what got him assassinated.


17 posted on 10/21/2013 9:42:50 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: dfwgator; JoeProBono
Some conspiracy theorists claim the brain was stolen to conceal facts about the assassination, but Swanson believes the brain-swiping was an effort to protect the president's reputation. "My conclusion is that Robert Kennedy did take his brother’s brain—not to conceal evidence of a conspiracy but perhaps to conceal evidence of the true extent of President Kennedy’s illnesses, or perhaps to conceal evidence of the number of medications that President Kennedy was taking," says.


JFK: [regarding the scar on his head] That's where they took a piece of my brain. They got it back in D.C. in that God damn jar. [pause] I got a little bag of sand up there now.
Elvis: But Jack...uhh, no offense but...Elvis: President Kennedy was a white man.
JFK: That's how clever they are. They dyed me this color, all over. can you think of a better way to hide the truth than that?
-- Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy, in Bubba Ho-Tep

18 posted on 10/21/2013 9:43:32 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Who would have had the MOST to “profit” from JFK’s demise?
The Kennedy family has a long standing reputation of stepping on toes, backstabbing and just p!ssing people off in general. I think there were many, many people who had good reason to kill JFK, RFK, if not wipe out this whole dysfunctional family. This could be the basis for so many conspiracy theories?
19 posted on 10/21/2013 9:45:25 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Not to be insensitive, but if this is true, there wasn’t much to retrieve after JFK was shot in the head.


20 posted on 10/21/2013 9:52:13 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (You can keep your doctor - if you lock him in your basement.)
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To: Impala64ssa
As I understand it, brains cannot be examined fully at the time of autopsy because they are too soft. They must be fixed for a time in formalin to firm them up for dissection. If it is desired to quickly release the body for burial, the brain may need to be retained to complete the examination, especially if damage to the brain is the probable cause of death. Following the examination of JFK's brain it was returned to RFK. This may have been after the funeral, but in any case was too late to reunite the brain with the body. RFK then arranged for the brain to be destroyed. His motivation was probably just to keep it from becoming an object of public curiosity and discussion right after the funeral.

What would you do in that situation?

21 posted on 10/21/2013 10:03:40 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: Impala64ssa
oswald band photo: Lee Oswald Band LeeOswaldBand.jpg

And Oswald couldn't have done the shooting because he was recording his version of "Long Tall Sally" at the time.

22 posted on 10/21/2013 10:04:20 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Alex Murphy

23 posted on 10/21/2013 10:07:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Impala64ssa

How would RFK know that the brain would show all these ailments. was he a DR. Too?


24 posted on 10/21/2013 10:12:31 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Snickering Hound; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; JoeProBono
And Oswald couldn't have done the shooting because he was recording his version of "Long Tall Sally" at the time.

Oswald DID have music plans the night of the JFK assassination:

Lee Harvey Oswald had purchased a ticket for the Dallas show on the morning of the 22nd...

25 posted on 10/21/2013 10:16:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: longfellow
How would RFK know that the brain would show all these ailments. was he a DR. Too?

No, but he did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express.

26 posted on 10/21/2013 10:16:54 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: US Navy Vet

My buddies and I as teenagers in 1963 answered that on as we enjoyed the chilly afternoon out of school. We already knew who had the most to profit and most of our parents felt the same way. Can you spell LBJ. It sure wasn’t like we had any real admiration for JFK; that was for dimwit democrats, old ladies, catholic nuns, and the rich and famous with whom he hung out.


27 posted on 10/21/2013 10:44:02 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

3 who come to mind;
1 LBJ
2 Organized Crime
3 CIA


28 posted on 10/21/2013 10:47:11 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: null and void

ping


29 posted on 10/21/2013 10:55:03 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: a fool in paradise

30 posted on 10/21/2013 11:03:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: US Navy Vet

The first two together

Maybeeeee...all of the above.


31 posted on 10/21/2013 11:04:59 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: a fool in paradise

The reason Teddy’s burial plot at Arlington is guarded 24/7 is not fear of vandalism but to keep the winos away since to this day Scotch fumes continue to rise from the grave.


32 posted on 10/21/2013 11:09:02 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Impala64ssa

I have this horror movie scenario—The brain of Sen. Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette (R-Wis.) has secretly been preserved at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. One day, some scientists do an experiment in which they transplant it into the head of a baboon. But to everyone’s horror, the baboon starts campaigning for president as a Progressive Republican.

Because he his brain is from the US and dates from 1855, the Supreme Court rules that the baboon is a natural-born citizen and cannot be prevented from running. Faced with the usual has-beens and never-will-bes that normally comprise the field of GOP presidential hopefuls, the baboon appears to be a shoo-in to become the party’s presidential standard bearer—and will be running against the the Progressive liberal that the Democrats always nominate. Can America be saved from the horrors of Progressivism?


33 posted on 10/21/2013 11:23:26 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: BulletBobCo

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!


34 posted on 10/21/2013 1:00:37 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s the dress she was sewn into, no zipper up the back of that piece.


35 posted on 10/21/2013 4:46:05 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Burn my flag? I'll piss on your ashes.)
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