WASHINGTON, October 25, 2017 — Since his murder in Dallas, Texas, many Americans have found it difficult to believe President John F. Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman. One who made not one but two spectacularly accurate shots with a bolt-action, 6.5-millimeter Carcano rifle; an infantry weapon manufactured in Benito Mussolini’s Italy in 1940.
Many insist Lee Harvey Oswald was a “patsy,” an innocent man chosen to take the fall for powerful and violent forces operating in the shadows. The central argument among those that comprise the Kennedy assassination conspiracy industry is over who exactly numbers among that shadowy group.
The Usual Suspects
Some say it was the CIA, fearful Kennedy was about to withdraw U.S. forces from Vietnam. Others that it was the mafia, feeling betrayed over the administration’s war on organized crime. The mafia, particularly in Chicago, worked hard on “influencing” the outcome of the 1960 presidential election in Kennedy’s favor.
But the late Jim Garrison, former New Orleans district attorney, insisted Kennedy’s killers were part of a bizarre gay cabal operating out of the Crescent City. His book “On the Trail of the Assassins” formed the basis of director Oliver Stone’s peculiar cinematic offering, “JFK.”
Secrets About John F. Kennedy To Be Revealed
Some think these questions and more will be answered with the release of thousands of classified documents regarding the Kennedy assassination on the 26th of this month.
“Subject to the receipt of further information,” said President Donald Trump in a tweet, “I will be allowing, as President, the long-blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.”
Yet the release in 2013 of former CIA chief John McCone’s classified report of 1963 got little attention:
“The immediate reaction at Langley [CIA headquarters], as elsewhere in the US government, was to suspect that a foreign, probably communist-directed, effort to destabilize the United States might be underway.”
You see, Oswald, a former U.S. Marine, left the United States in 1959 to take up residence in the Soviet Union. “I want citizenship [in the Soviet Union] because I am a communist and a worker,” said Oswald.
But Oswald came back to the U.S. in 1962.
In 1963, Oswald became a fledgling activist, as a local New Orleans television news station captured on film for the evening news. It showed Oswald handing out leaflets on behalf of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee.
“We are primarily interested in the attitude of the U.S. government toward Cuba,” Oswald said in a radio interview. “And in that way, we are striving to get the United States to adopt measures which would be more friendly toward the Cuban people and the new Cuban regime in that country.”
And it is worth noting he uttered this drivel after the “new Cuban regime” allowed its Soviet partners to station short-range nuclear weapons on its soil, which threatened to incinerate his fellow Americans.
Down Mexico Way
CIA director McCone observed that Oswald made an interesting trip south of the border just before the assassination.
“On the 23rd, Mexico City station reported that less than two months earlier, Oswald had met with a KGB officer possibly from Thirteenth Directorate – responsible for assassination and sabotage – at the Soviet embassy in Mexico City. Headquarters officers speculated on 24 November… it appears that he [Oswald] was then thinking only about a peaceful change of residence to the Soviet Union, it is also possible that he was getting documented to make a quick escape after assassinating the President.” (Emphasis added).
It is more than a little absurd to assume the KGB’s top sabotage and assassination unit also doubled as Russian realtors.
It’s clear the new administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson, a little more than a year after the Cuban Missile Crisis, wanted to downplay an act of war perpetrated against the United States by the Soviet Union; an aggressive and belligerent government on whose behalf one of its leaders told a group of Western ambassadors, “We will bury you.”
Oswald was a Marxist true believer upset with the Democratic Party’s last cold warrior. He was angry at the threat Kennedy posed to the Soviet Union and Castro’s Cuba, both of which he dearly loved. And so, he murdered the man who said his administration would “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
“Once you eliminate the impossible,” said Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes, “whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
Lee Harvey Oswald, with the help of the Soviet Union, murdered President John F. Kennedy.
And that, as they say, is that.