Skip to comments.POLITICS BY ASSASINATION ?
Posted on 08/02/2008 10:21:16 AM PDT by mick
Politics by Assasination? by J. R. Nyquist
Weekly Column Published: 08.01.2008 Print
Did the Kremlin order a hit on President John F. Kennedy in 1962? The former chief of Communist Romanias foreign intelligence service thinks so. And he lays out his case in a recently published book with the title Programmed to Kill: Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination. According to Ion Mihai Pacepa, all Soviet-bloc espionage services were identically organized and had an identical modus operandi. Pacepa also explained that, Soviet espionage operations can easily be identified by their particular patterns, of you are familiar with them.
Looking at the case of Lee Harvey Oswald, Pacepa sees a KGB pattern. In the mid-to-late 1950s the Soviet bloc intelligence services were ordered to recruit American servicemen. To this end, loose women were used as spotters at bars and nightclubs located near U.S. military bases in Germany and Japan. They were told to watch for U.S. servicemen sympathetic to left-liberal or Marxist ideas. Lee Harvey Oswald was not only an America serviceman stationed in Japan in 1957. He was fascinated by Marxism. As a Marine Corps radar operator Oswald also possessed clues to the flight altitude of the American U-2 spy plane. It was no accident, therefore, that the Soviet Union shot down a U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers on 1 May 1960.
It was noteworthy that Oswald seemed to live beyond his means while in Japan. He dated a hostess from one of the most expensive nightclubs, whose attentions for one night would cost a months pay. How could he afford such a woman? The answer becomes obvious, says Pacepa, if we realize that Oswald had Soviet spy written all over him. When his work in Japan was finished, Oswald didnt want to be in the Marine Corps any longer. What he wanted was to live in the workers paradise the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. So Lee Harvey Oswald defected to the Soviet Union in October 1959. After helping the Soviets to track and shoot down the U-2 spy plane, Oswald was trained by the KGB as an assassin and returned to the United States.
According to Pacepa, it was standard practice for an agent like Oswald to carry a fake diary (created by disinformation specialists) as part of his legend. Oswald had such a diary, an obvious fabrication with British spellings and expressions (due to the fact that Russian special services were not trained in American English until 1964). Another standard practice was to pair recruited American agents with wives from Soviet bloc countries, so that the wives could keep watch on them. As it happens, Oswald returned to the United States with a Russian wife.
As for Pacepas sensational assertion about Khrushchev dispatching Oswald to kill Kennedy, the following points are offered by the former Soviet bloc insider: First, Pacepas superiors in Romanian intelligence thought that Khrushchev intended to kill JFK. What was Khrushchevs motive? First there was the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, which earned Kennedy the KGB codename Pig. Hoping for a weak liberal in the White House, Khrushchev was seriously disappointed. Instead of a willing dupe, Kennedy proved to be a strong anti-Communist. Khrushchev angrily told his colleagues that Kennedy was an arrogant millionaire and a warmongering fanatic manipulated by the CIA.
Bolstered by the CIAs failed Bay of Pigs invasion, Khrushchev decided to force the Americans to give up West Berlin. If Kennedy wanted war, explained Pacepa, that was his problem the Soviet Union would have no choice but to accept his challenge. Kennedy called Khrushchevs bluff, however. We cannot and will not permit the Communists to drive us out of Berlin, either gradually or by force, said Kennedy. According to Pacepa, Romanian intelligence found that Kennedy had ordered contingency plans for using nuclear weapons against the Soviet Union should the crisis escalate.
Khrushchev knew only too well that he had few if any ways to reach the United States with Soviet nuclear weapons. Most Soviet missiles werent able to fly as far as the United States in those days. What was the Kremlins solution? Khrushchev decided to secretly deploy more than 50,000 Soviet troops to Cuba along with nuclear-tipped missiles that could threaten Washington and New York allowing Khrushchev to resume his push against West Berlin. Once again, Kennedy opposed the Soviet leader with a blockade of Cuba. As a result, Khrushchev removed the missiles from Cuba. But Khrushchev would not forgive Kennedy. According to Pacepa, the leader of Communist Romania returned from a trip to Moscow and said, The lunatic [Khrushchev] is so furious at Kennedy that hes ready to tear him limb from limb with his bare teeth!
In terms of Khrushchevs character, and his readiness to order a hit on the American president, Pacepa wrote: Today people remember Khrushchev as a down-to-earth peasant who corrected the evils of Stalin. But he was not. The Khrushchev I knew was a compulsive political chatterbox who had no objective appreciation of facts, and who had gotten a taste for the simple criminal solution because of his close association with Stalins mass killings.
It is well known that Stalin and Khrushchev both dispatched assassins to the West. In the late 1930s Stalin called for the head of his former colleague, Leon Trotsky. As history records, Ramón Mercader fatally stabbed Trotsky with an ice pick in Mexico. Not only did Stalin reward the assassins mother with the Order of Lenin; but in 1961 Khrushchev rewarded Mercader with the highest decoration the Kremlin could offer, Hero of the Soviet Union.
As for Khrushchevs assassination exploits, they were exposed in the case of Bogdan Stashinsky who confessed to a West German court that he had assassinated two enemies of the Soviet Union on Khrushchevs orders. There is also the case of Nikolai Khokhlov who defected to the West in the midst of an assassination mission. According to Pacepa, Khrushchev wanted to liquidate President Kennedy. There is no doubt he had a motive. In Oswald he found the means. It is, of course, a fact that many Americans believe the CIA assassinated President Kennedy. After Kennedys death this idea was propagated on orders from Moscow to divert attention away from the Kremlin. This propaganda effort is described by Pacepa, and has been documented in the work of former KGB archive specialist Vasili Mitrokhin.
Rather than accepting the KGB disinformation line about the Kennedy assassination, Americans should read Pacepas book and judge for themselves.
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The American anti-Vietnam War movement was organized and orchestrated by the soviets and their fingerprints are all over the same today.
I'm willing to accept that he was a Soviet agent. I just have a tough time buying the idea that the Soviets would knock Kennedy off. Killing a head of state is just not a good idea unless you control the succession plan. There are just too many variables to account for.
But, but, but.... Oliver Stone has already solved that mystery!
I forgot !!
I am by no means expert on the assassination but the evidence sure seems to point to that conclusion.
On the contrary, one must perform an awful mental-gymnastics routine to believe Oswald was a Soviet tool, notwithstanding the hundreds of fantastic books—based on little to no evidence—to the contrary. Here are just a few common-sense questions to ask those irresponsible enough to besmirch the good name of the international communist conspiracy:
1) If Oswald was picked in ‘57, why didn’t he kill Eisenhower instead of Kennedy? Ike was every inch the cold warrior as Johnny. Did the Soviets routinely groom assassins for years, just in case?
2) If Oswald lived on Soviet money in Japan, where did his salary go when he lived in Dallas? Do programmed assassins need an incentive in the beginning, then change their minds and forgo pay in the interest of the cause?
3) As already mentioned, why kill Kennedy when you have no idea whether Johnson would be better or worse? Although it is not possible to determine conclusively whether Kennedy would sent combat troops into Vietnam, it is a fact that Johnson did. On one hand there is Kennedy, who did not engage in armed conflict with Cuba or Russia during the Bay of Pigs, the Berlin Crisis, or the Cuban Missle Crisis. On the other hand there is Johnson, who showered more ordinance on a burgeoning communist ally than fell on Nazi Germany. Krushchev made some horrible miscalculation.
4) Did the Soviets program Oswald to attempt to murder a retired major shortly before the big assassination (as Oswald’s wife assured investigators Oswald admitted to)?
5) Why doesn’t this author know that Oswald was dislexic? I have read excerpts from the diary, and it does not read like a British imposter, unless British people cannot spell (and are retarded).
6) How did Oswald’s superiors know to order him to apply for work at the Texas School Book Depository long before it was announced that Kennedy’s limo would pass anywhere near Elm Street?
7) Why did the Soviets chose someone so unreliable and, frankly, unbalanced as Oswald to pull off the crime of the century? Or was his unreliability a ruse? Was his suicide attempt prior to leaving Mother Russia a fraud? Were his psychological problems as a child a retroactive put-on?
8) Would they send their king-killer to work with a cheap, mail-order rifle?
9) Would a professional assassin leave his getaway pistol back home? Unless, of course, he was double-crossed, and his planned escape was scrapped by his superiors. But if his handlers misled Oswald, why didn’t they kill him instead of allowing him to fall swiftly into the palms of the Dallas police department.
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