Killing: Lies & Russophobia
batch of CIA memos – penned around 1975 – do not
in any way “undermine the [official] Warren
Commission’s finding that Oswald killed Kennedy
with shots fired from his perch on the sixth
floor of the Texas School Book Depository… and
that there was no credible evidence of a second
August 07, 2017 "Information
- The assassination of President John F
Kennedy in 1963 was a seminal event in
modern American history. Yet 54 years on,
the official US state continues covering up
the shocking truth about the killing of one
of its most popular leaders.
of secret memos from the Central
Intelligence Agency is a classic case
of disinformation put out to further
contaminate public knowledge about how and
why the president was murdered in Dallas,
Texas, on November 22, 1963.
an article about the latest declassified
information: “How the CIA came to doubt the
official story of JFK’s murder”.
From a casual glance, one might
think that “at last” some new
insight into the Kennedy
assassination may be forthcoming and
on the role played by Lee Harvey
Oswald, the young ex-marine accused
of pulling the trigger. Not a bit
newest release of CIA documents appear to
“disclose” is that the agency was involved in a
“benign cover-up” by influencing the 1964 Warren
Commission to conclude that Oswald acted alone
in killing the president. What appears to be
revealed now is the CIA had deeper concerns that
the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro may have
indirectly motivated Oswald. The CIA refers to a
New Orleans newspaper article published two
months before JFK’s murder, in which Castro is
quoted denouncing covert American operations
against his own life.
report, says the CIA in a 1975 memo, may have
inspired Oswald as an American supporter of the
Cuban socialist revolution to proceed to Dallas
and plot against the US president as an act
“intriguing glimpses”, as Politico describes the
latest declassification from the US National
Archives, include CIA misgivings that alleged
meetings by Oswald with Cuban and Russian
officials in Mexico City weeks prior to JFK’s
assassination were not adequately followed up by
Warren commission investigators.
amounts to is disinformation planted in the
National Archives by the CIA, which
upon eventual release gives the impression that
a significant revelation is being unearthed.
Notice how the supposed “disclosures” end
up reinforcing the official narrative – namely,
that the American president was killed by a lone
only “new twist” in the official narrative is
the CIA “conceding” that it had earlier
suspicions Oswald gained assistance – directly
or indirectly – from foreign enemies in Cuba and
the then Soviet Union.
Conveniently, this latest spin feeds into the
current climate of Russophobia being whipped
up by large sections of the US media, which
blames Russia for meddling in the presidential
elections last years and colluding with the
campaign team for Donald Trump.
words, the latest CIA disclosures are designed
at burnishing the credibility of the official US
account of how and why JFK was murdered, while
also resonating with the Deep State effort
to oust Trump from the White House.
trouble is the official version of JFK’s killing
has already been exposed as a preposterous fraud
by numerous independent researchers and writers.
Perhaps the best account on the event is
provided by James W Douglass in his
book, JFK and
the Unspeakable. There are several others,
but Douglass’ book is a compendious study.
seems little doubt that Kennedy was “taken out”
by executive action, a term used by the CIA and
its Deep States operatives, including the
numerous hit men that triangulated the ambush
on JFK’s motorcade on that fateful day in Dealey
24-year-old Oswald was “just a patsy”, as he
proclaimed, before he was shot dead, in turn,
two days after Kennedy’s assassination, while
in police custody.
sound evidence that Oswald was working as an
informer for the FBI trying to alert it to the
plot to kill Kennedy. The plot was masterminded
by the CIA and implemented by contract killers
from the mafia and rightwing Cuban exiles. Hours
before his own death, Oswald tried to make a
desperate phone call to his handlers from the
Dallas police station. The call was never put
through, but the switchboard operator came
forward years later and the number was traced
to someone in the secret services.
for the CIA’s “concerns” about Oswald’s alleged
meetings with Cuban and Russian officials
in Mexico City during September 1963, many
researchers believe it was not Oswald who
participated in the strange encounters.
Plausibly, it was an imposter employed by the
CIA to later implicate Oswald – a process known
as “sheep dipping”.
records of Oswald’s alleged visits to its
embassy in Mexico City say that he behaved
unruly as if the meeting was designed to create
a memorable commotion. Also, the person claiming
to be Oswald spoke terrible Russian, whereas the
real Oswald was fluent in the language, having
married a Russian-born woman.
was John F Kennedy assassinated? Because, from a
personal process of political education, the
former Cold Warrior Kennedy realized that his
nation needed to normalize relations with the
Soviet Union. JFK had set up backchannel
communications with his Russian counterpart
Nikita Khrushchev to negotiate landmark nuclear
had also set up backchannels with Cuban leader
Fidel Castro to negotiate ending covert American
operations to overthrow his government.
genuine grief and sadness spoken by both
Khrushchev and Castro on the news of Kennedy’s
assassination is on the record, as James
Douglass recounts in his book.
notion that either of these foreign leaders
would have conspired in, or inspired, JFK’s
murder is plain nonsense, given the detente
initiatives underway at the time.
to Kennedy’s courageous stance to rein
in American imperialism, he had garnered
dangerous enemies among the Deep State, the CIA,
the military-industrial complex and a host
of rabid anti-communist American politicians.
One of the
most maligned people in history is Lee Harvey
Oswald, the disaffected US marine who was
probably recruited into the CIA as part of its
assassination scheme against Kennedy.
Tragically, Oswald was maneuvered to take the
rap. The theory that he could have fired
off three bullets in a matter of seconds from an
archaic Italian-made rifle in a long-distance
shot at the president is just absurd. The fatal
head wound received by Kennedy clearly shows
that he was shot at close range and from the
opposite direction of the Dallas School Book
Depository where Oswald had become mysteriously
deal about the latest “trove” of CIA memos
on the assassination of JFK is classic
does all this matter? If the American state can
carry out such a brazen regime-change operation
against its own elected president – and continue
to lie about for over 50 years – should we be
surprised when the same secretive forces today
lie about Russian meddling in the US election?
Anything is possible with such vile forces.
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