Lee Harvey Oswald was a KGB affiliate who was personally instructed by Soviet chief Nikita Khrushchev to assassinate President Kennedy. Someday shortly thereafter, the Soviets modified their minds, and Oswald was informed to drop the plan. However Oswald, harboring a blinding love for all issues USSR, refused.
A brand new guide by two former intelligence chiefs — one from the west, one from the east — tosses this story on the voluminous pile of JFK assassination theories.
“Operation Dragon: Inside The Kremlin’s Secret Warfare on America,” (Encounter Books), was written by Ambassador R. James Woolsey, who ran the CIA from 1993-1995 (and who, paradoxically, resigned abruptly throughout the scandal over Aldrich Ames, a CIA officer turned Russian double agent), and Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former appearing chief of Communist Romania’s espionage service and the “highest-ranking intelligence official from an enemy nation ever granted political asylum in the US” (Pacepa died of COVID earlier this month).
The authors declare that each one the proof wanted to make their case is contained within the 26-volume Warren Fee Report, however that a lot of it’s “codified” that nobody understood its significance till now.
“Decoded, these items of proof show that John F. Kennedy’s murderer, Lee Harvey Oswald, had a clandestine assembly in Mexico Metropolis along with his Soviet case officer, ‘comrade Kostin,’ ” the authors write, “who … belongs to the KGB’s Thirteenth Division for assassinations overseas.”
In accordance to the authors, the Soviets recruited Oswald in 1957, when he was a US Marine serving in Japan. After working clandestine missions for them for a number of years — together with offering the knowledge that allowed them to shoot down American pilot Gary Powers in 1960 — he was assigned in 1962, presumably by Khrushchev himself, to start preparations to assassinate President Kennedy.
“Though Oswald wished to stay within the Soviet Union, he was finally persuaded to return to the US to assassinate President Kennedy, whom Khrushchev had come to despise,” they write. “Oswald was … given a Soviet spouse and despatched again to the US in June 1962.”
In accordance to the authors, someday between that June and April 1963, the Soviets modified their minds, and recalled the project. Oswald, although, was too gung-ho, and was set on seeing it via.
“Oswald knew that Nikita Khrushchev, the chief of Oswald’s paradise and new house, the Soviet Union, had entrusted him with that activity, and he was assured he may pull it off,” the authors write. “By this time, nevertheless, the KGB and [the country’s] leaders realized that Khrushchev’s loopy concepts have been giving their nation a horrible repute . . . one other false step by the hot-headed Khrushchev, and there could be nuclear conflict.”
The authors provide no proof of an assassination order, or of any order to reverse course. They do provide proof, usually within the type of letters, of Oswald assembly with KGB brokers, and different preparations for Oswald and his household to return to the Soviet Union as soon as he accomplished his mission.
In a single such letter, Oswald wrote to the Soviet Embassy on July 1, 1963, asking for separate visas for him and his spouse and daughters. The authors consider this makes it clear that “Oswald wished to see his spouse and kids again within the Soviet Union earlier than assassinating President Kennedy and that he required a separate entry visa for himself to [use] after undertaking his mission.”
One other, dated November 9 of that yr — simply two weeks earlier than Kennedy’s assassination — was written after Oswald returned from a visit to Mexico Metropolis, and references a gathering with “Comrade Kostin,” who the authors determine as “Valery Kostikov, an recognized PGU officer of the Thirteenth Division.”
The authors additionally provide what they contemplate proof of Soviet efforts at disinformation after the actual fact, as they tried to persuade the world that the assassination was pushed by any entity however the Soviet Union.
One such piece of proof is the primary guide launched alongside these strains, “Oswald: Murderer or Fall Man?” which hit bookstores in 1964. The guide claims that Oswald was “an FBI agent provocateur with a CIA background,” and that he was the autumn man for the true culprits, which included “some officers of the CIA and FBI” together with “reactionary oil billionaires similar to H.L. Hunt.”
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Additionally they declare that the guide’s writer, Joachim Joesten, was “a German-born American Communist recognized as a PGU agent,” and that the guide’s writer was equally related.
Regardless of the veracity of the writer’s claims, individuals intrigued by the Kennedy assassination will discover a lot right here to be enthralled by. If the case they lay out shouldn’t be precisely iron-clad, their certainty is simple.
“Ultimately, there is no such thing as a doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald was educated by the KGB to commit the assassination of President John F. Kennedy,” the authors write.
“Even after the KGB ordered Oswald to stand down, Oswald stubbornly went forward with what he thought-about his private mission as bestowed upon him by his hero, Khrushchev.”