Undoubtedly, one of the most shocking assassinations in contemporary history has been that of former U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
The mystery of who was really responsible for his death continues to this day.
In this report we will tell you what was recently revealed by former heads of the CIA and the Soviet spy agency, the KGB.
But we will also show you why the commission that investigated the Kennedy assassination leaves more questions than answers and what other people who have followed the case from the Kennedy’s inner circle have to say.
The Soviet Union theory stems from the book “Operation Dragon: Inside The Kremlin’s Secret War on America.”
It was written by Ambassador R. James Woolsey and Lieutenant General Ion Mihai Pacepa.
Woolsey headed the CIA from 1993 to 1995.
And Pacepa was a former acting head of Communist Romania’s spy service who died earlier this year.
According to these former spy chiefs, shooter Lee Harvey Oswald received instructions from the Soviets to assassinate President John Kennedy.
They estimate that the order was given by Communist leader – at the time – Nikita Khrushchev.
They said that although Khrushchev and the Soviets would have given the order to Oswald to assassinate Kennedy, they later changed their minds.
But Oswald, who was associated with the KGB, proceeded with the plan because of his devotion to the Soviet Union.
This is how the authors described it:
“There is no doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald was trained by the KGB to commit the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.”
“Even after the KGB ordered Oswald to stand down, Oswald stubbornly went ahead with what he considered his personal mission as bestowed upon him by his hero, Khrushchev.”
These former CIA and KGB chiefs contend that the 26-volume Warren Commission Report proved their case, even though much of the investigation was “codified” and no one understood its significance until now.
The controversial Warren Commission was created on November 29, 1963 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the assassination of President JFK.
As we will see below, this commission was heavily criticized and its conclusions were questioned.
But back to the theory of Oswald and the Soviet Union, the two former spy chiefs argue:
“Decoded, these pieces of evidence prove that John F. Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, had a clandestine meeting in Mexico City with his Soviet case officer, ‘comrade Kostin,’ (…) who belongs to the KGB’s Thirteenth Department for assassinations abroad.”
The book describes Oswald being recruited by the Soviets in 1957, when he was a U.S. Marine serving in Japan.
Oswald then spent several years working on clandestine missions, including providing information that enabled the USSR to shoot down U.S. pilot Gary Powers in 1960.
As described by Woolsey and Pacepa, Oswald was assigned, possibly by Khrushchev himself, to begin preparations in 1962 and later assassinate Kennedy.
“Although Oswald wished to remain in the Soviet Union, he was eventually persuaded to return to the U.S. to assassinate President Kennedy, whom Khrushchev had come to despise.”
“Oswald was given a Soviet wife and sent back to the U.S. in June 1962.”
Without offering proof or evidence, the authors wrote that the Soviets changed their minds sometime between June ’62 and April ’63, and withdrew the commission.
However, Oswald was determined to see it through.
“Oswald knew that Nikita Khrushchev, the leader of Oswald’s paradise and new home, the Soviet Union, had entrusted him with that task, and he was confident he could pull it off.”
“By this time, however, the KGB and [the country’s] leaders realized that Khrushchev’s crazy ideas were giving their country a terrible reputation. Another false step by the hot-headed Khrushchev, and there might be nuclear war.”
The authors provide evidence, often in the form of letters, of Oswald’s meeting with KGB agents and plans for Oswald and his family to return to the USSR after completing his mission.
Oswald wrote a letter to the Soviet embassy on July 1, 1963 requesting separate visas for himself, his wife and daughters.
“Oswald wanted to see his wife and children back in the Soviet Union before assassinating President Kennedy and that he required a separate entry visa for himself to [use] after accomplishing his mission.”
A letter dated November 9, 1963, dated two weeks before Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, was written after Oswald returned from a trip to Mexico City.
In the correspondence, he referred to a meeting with a person he identifies as “Comrade Kostin.”
According to Woolsey and Pacepa, the real name of “Comrade Kostin” would be Valery Kostikov, an identified officer of the First Chief Directorate of the Thirteenth Department of the KGB.
As we were telling you, many people were not satisfied with the conclusions of the Warren Commission, since this investigation does not clear a great number of doubts about JFK’s assassination.
One of the most controversial questions is whether Oswald acted alone in the assassination or whether there were other shooters who also acted that day.
Let us remember that in addition to being linked to the Soviet Union and the communist party, Oswald had contacts with the U.S. secret services themselves.
In addition, the so-called “magic bullet” has also aroused controversy, given the unlikely trajectory that, according to skeptics, the projectile must have followed to cause the wounds of both Kennedy and Governor Connally.
Other independent lines of investigation link the secret services, specifically the CIA, to the Kennedy assassination.
The House Select Committee on Assassinations was established in 1976 to investigate the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The committee’s investigations lasted until 1978 and in 1979 it issued its final report.
In that report the committee said, based on the available evidence, that President John F. Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy.
The Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and the Warren Commission were severely criticized for their poor performance in the investigations carried out and the Secret Service was branded as deficient in its protection of the President.
This CIA theory was recently reinforced by JFK’s own nephew, Robert Kennedy Jr.
As is common knowledge, two days after Kennedy’s death, Oswald was shot and killed by local nightclub owner Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police headquarters.
The Kennedy family had no doubt: the CIA was behind JFK’s assassination.
“I have always believed, even from when i was a little kid, when president [Lyndon B.] Johnson came into the room, in the East Room of the White House, i was standing beside my father, when he said to my father that um Lee Harvey Oswald had just been killed by Jack Ruby. He told my father and Jackie. I said to my father: ‘Jack Ruby loved’s our family?’ And nobody answered that question. You know, later my father did his own research and found out that he [Ruby] was connected to the mob, into the CIA, into all these. My father’s initial belief which the cia had killed his brother, i always believed that. And i think you’d be an idiot if you don’t believe it,” said Robert Kennedy Jr.
But then, was it the Soviet KGB that had Kennedy killed? Or was it the CIA? Or worse, did both spy agencies conspire to assassinate him? What do you think? Leave us your opinion in the comments box.