Commentary by Jim Keith

Although the mainstream media has attempted to discourage speculation that John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn, and her sister Lauren Bessette might have been murdered, persistent questions arise. For one thing, immediately prior to his death, JFK Jr. may have strayed into highly dangerous territory when he chose to research the questionable circumstances surrounding the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin.

Kennedy's George Magazine had already run a 13-page article on the possibility of a conspiracy in the death of Rabin, and his interest in the case did not stop there.

According to Catherine Crier of Fox TV's The Crier Report, at the time of his death JFK Jr. was planning to meet with high-ranking members of the Israeli Mossad intelligence agency to discuss information about the Rabin murder. It has been reported that Kennedy was also planning to interview other members of the Israeli intelligence community in a quest to find out who the real perpetrators were.

Israeli journalist Barry Chamish, the author of Who Killed Yitzchak Rabin, is another person who has noted that Kennedy was treading on dangerous ground before his death: "The day it happened I wrote that JFK Jr. was doing more than any other American media figure to get to the bottom of the Rabin assassination truth." Chamish also points out in an unpublished article a potentially salient point: that JFK Jr.'s chauffeur was an Israeli, and would have been able to place a bomb in the group's luggage prior to takeoff.

This would all be just a conspiracy theory if on-site accounts at the time didn't convincingly disprove the accepted version of the crash. That version says Kennedy's plane plummeted to its destruction because of his inexperience as a pilot, or poor visibility.

At least three persons on Martha's Vineyard reported seeing or hearing an explosion in the sky in the area where the aircraft was at the time. One witness, a reporter for the Martha's Vineyard Gazette, described seeing a "big white flash in the sky." Oddly, or perhaps not, this information of an explosion has been ignored by the major media flagships.

More compelling evidence that a bomb destroyed the plane is the classified "Federal Bureau of Investigation Preliminary Report on the Recovery of Piper Saratoga Aircraft of John F. Kennedy, Jr.", leaked to investigator Sherman Skolnick. Among statements in the document:

"The recovered aircraft shows evidence of an explosive device having been glued or affixed within the tail luggage compartment."

"Device was apparently activated by a barometric trigger. Radio signals not ruled out."

"Satellite images supplied by the National Reconnaissance Office record an outbursting flash from the aircraft just prior to it going into perpendicular descent."

And: "Preliminary examination of the aircraft shows residue of an explosive device the Laboratory identifies as being the type used by certain foreign intelligence agencies."

Although the major media would like us to think so, the death of John F. Kennedy Jr., like the death of his illustrious father, is far from a 'case closed.'