Skip to comments.Cuba 'paid Oswald to kill Kennedy'
Posted on 01/04/2006 3:16:45 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
CUBA lay behind the 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald and its agents provided the gunman with money and support, an award-winning German director says in a new documentary film.
Wilfried Huismann spent three years researching Rendezvous with Death, based on interviews with former Cuban secret agents, US officials and a Russian intelligence source, and on research in Mexican security archives.
The film, shown to journalists in Berlin, says Oswald travelled to Mexico City by bus in September 1963, seven weeks before the Kennedy shooting, and met agents at the Cuban embassy there who paid him $US6500 ($8790).
Oscar Marino, a former Cuban agent and a key source for the documentary, told Huismann that Oswald himself had volunteered for the assassination mission and Havana had exploited him.
"Oswald was a dissident. He hated his country...Oswald offered to kill Kennedy," Marino said in the film.
"He was so full of hate, he had the idea. We used him...He was a tool."
He said he knew with certainty that the assassination was an operation of the Cuban secret service G-2, but would not say if it was ordered by President Fidel Castro.
Oswald was shot dead by Jack Ruby two days after killing Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
The film argues Cuba wanted to eliminate Kennedy as the chief enemy of its Communist revolution, and portrays him and Castro as duelling opponents each trying to assassinate the other first.
Former CIA official Sam Halpern told Huismann: "He (Castro) beat us. He bested us. He came out on top, and we lost." Laurence Keenan, an officer of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who was sent to Mexico City immediately after Kennedy's death to investigate a possible Cuban connection, said he was recalled after just three days and the probe was aborted.
"This was perhaps the worst investigation the FBI was ever involved in," Keenan said. "I realised that I was used. I felt ashamed. We missed a moment in history."
What I'd really like to know is who paid to have The Great Ronald Reagan And John Paul II shot...
There is much speculation that the Soviets were behind John Paul II's assassination attempt - the Polish connection had them scared.
And LBJ did what in return? Nothing. As most liberals do.
In a way, I hope this could be true. Then when we go in to throw Fidel out, the left would be in a real bind. Do they support the effort as revenge for killing their idol, JFK? Or would their affinity and love for left wing thugs override this?
Where was Karl Rove in 1963?
I thought the church last year claimed that it was the communists (specifically the soviets) that had wanted Pope John Paul II killed.
As for Reagan, nobody could have paid Hinkley to shoot Reagan (they could have impersonated Jodie Foster maybe), but that guy was out and out, and is still out and out nuts.
Obviously, I don't believe the Bush/Hinkley story.
More than speculation. Documentation. It's public knowledge now that JPII hit was ordered by the Soviets, who farmed it out to the Bulgarians, who hired the hitman.
> ... Oswald travelled to Mexico City by bus in September
> 1963, seven weeks before the Kennedy shooting, and met
> agents at the Cuban embassy there ...
Just when Bush was starting to attend Yale, and doing
nothing about this grave threat to the country :-)
And it took 42 years to state the obvious!
This doesn't add up. The evidence at Dealey Plaza collected immediately after the crime indicates that there were probably three marksmen. Oswald may have been involved in the plot, but he couldn't shoot straight.
I still think it was LBJ and Hoover.
30 pieces of silver.
Rot in hell, Lee Harvey.
The extreme left believes that Bush 41 killed JFK.
It should be noted, alot of the DUmmies think George H.W. Bush was behind the kennedy assanination, and if you push them, they'd probably find a way to blame him for Lincolns too.
Seventh grade. The guy was a commie from waaaaay back...
Another day, another conspiracy.
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the gods they made
I shouted out,
Who killed the kennedys?
When after all
It was you and me
What was Oswald's stated motivation? So far as I know the only public statement Oswald made indicated that he was "just a patsy".
I remember a DU thread where they had *proof* that Dubya's dad killed JFK. LOL
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