Skip to comments.COLD WAR DIPLOMAT BLAMES SOVIETS FOR JFK ASSASSINATION
Posted on 01/07/2013 3:18:34 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
AN explosive new book by a former Foreign Service diplomat reveals evidence which proves the Soviets were behind the assassination of the US President John F Kennedy five decades ago.
Robert Holmes, who worked for the British Government in Moscow for two years in the early Sixties, claims the KGB coerced US-born Lee Harvey Oswald into committing the shooting on November 22, 1963.
Mr Holmes, from Houston, Renfrewshire, believes the Soviet Union seeking revenge for the Wests victory during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis sent officers to meet Oswald weeks before the murder.
The 72-year-old who held a number of jobs in the diplomatic services during the Cold War, said his theory is supported by compelling circumstantial evidence collected during three-and-a-half years of research.
His 325-page book, A Spy Like No Other, focuses on the actions of little-known Stalinist and one-time head of the KGB Ivan Serov, who Mr Holmes believes played a vital role in the assassination.
There is no doubt in my mind that circumstantial evidence points to Serov having the right characteristics and capabilities to implement such a scheme, he said. I truly believe that Serov was responsible for the assassination of Kennedy.
The book is based on my experiences working in the Foreign Office in London and the time I spent in Moscow in 1961 and 1962.
Thats when there was a lot going on with espionage, and things were exciting in the British Foreign Service.
Mr Holmes insists that Serov, along with Stalinist allies Yuri Andropov and Vladimir Kryuchkov, conspired behind the back of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to take revenge on Kennedy for forcing the removal of Russian weapons from Fidel Castros Cuba.
He surmises that Oswald was given his orders during a meeting with three Russian diplomats who were, in reality, officers of the KGB in Mexico City on a Saturday morning 55 days before the assassination.
One of those officers involved was Valery Kostikov, who was known by the CIA to be a specialist in assassination.
It was later said that the discussions were in relation to Oswalds application for a Soviet Union visa, but Mr Holmes disagrees.
Pointing out that Serov undoubtedly would have known Kostikov, Mr Holmes said: Three KGB officers would never give up their Saturday morning to discuss visa issues he would have simply been handed a form and told to return on Monday.
Immediately after the meeting, they then sent a classified telegram to Moscow there was something special going on there.
Serov disappeared in apparent disgrace in March 1963 after one of his officers, Oleg Penkovsky was unmasked as an undercover British agent. It was rumoured Serov became an alcoholic and killed himself, but he lived until 1990. However, Mr Holmes believes this was merely a front, masking his involvement in the assassination eight months later.
Providing a detailed account on what was going on behind the scenes between Stalins death in March 1953 and President Kennedys assassination 10 years later, the book reveals a web of espionage activity and throws light on the actions of the Soviet, American and British security services.
It covers incidents such as the Berlin Spy Tunnel built by US and British agents to intercept Russian phone calls; the treachery of George Blake, a Soviet spy working within MI6; the 1956 Hungarian uprising, and the CIAs efforts to remove Castro.
Recalling his two years in Moscow, Mr Holmes admitted he had mixed memories of the time he spent in the capital.
He said: There was very little food, especially fruit and vegetables, and we were always aware that we were constantly being followed by members of the KGB.
We had to suspect that every room we were in, including our own personal residences, were bugged and we were not allowed to socialise with the Soviets at all.
Security was paramount and we had to be very, very careful in Moscow. It was difficult at times, but very interesting. There was a feeling that we were part of what was happening.
Mr Holmes was born and educated in Northern Ireland and was recruited to the British Foreign Services in 1957 as a junior before working his way up the ladder.
He held various positions, which involved consular, political, commercial and management roles, and was posted to Moscow in 1961. He also served in Budapest, Santiago, Chicago and Madrid.
After retiring in 1994 with the rank of First Secretary, he worked for the University of Glasgow for four years and then went on to set up his own consultancy company before turning to writing.
Only a mad man would roll the dice to risk nuclear war on a punk like Oswald. However, even the museum at the Texas depository hints at cover up to avoid war.
How does Jack Ruby fit into all of this?
Much more likely some part of our own government got JFK and pinned it on Oswald who was more than likely already a government informant. JFK was way, way out of control - we almost went to World War III at least twice, he was chasing every skirt he could find, on drugs, and was going to have Hoover replaced when he was reelected.
If I were to guess, a really good shooter took out JFK, Oswald's rifle was planted and while everybody was still in shock, Oswald's dead. Our government issues the Warren report and all is smoothed over..
exactly.... Jack Kennedy courted Mafia types and his family were bootleggers...the source of all the family money. the Chicago mob probably helped Daley with the Illinois vote theft in the 1960 election....
then brother Bobby decides to get religion and go after them and their buddies in the unions. Can't have it both ways. Sam Giancanna and the Chicago Mob probably set the wheels into motion..
Ruby was dieing of cancer.
He was a two bit gangster.
I still believe LBJ and Lady Bird were behind this.
Exactly! And, Oswald was not that good of a marksman.
Obma’s MENTOR!! EVIL.
I won’t argue the point but I will point out that I’ve stood at the window next to the one Oswald shot from at the book depository building in Dallas. Oswald was a Marine and I’m not but I have about an 80% certainty that I could have made those shots. Oswalds window is blocked by a plexiglass barrier and the point on the roadway where Kennedy was hit is marked by a painted “X” on the pavement. Dealey Plaza is surprisingly small.
Sounds good, but a “brand x” sight that is sighted in can work as well as any other, and “surplus ammo” seems to fire just fine. Do you expect them to send him in there looking like a super equipped Russian special forces guy?
This is all crap.
JFK was way, way out of control
JFK was way, way out of control
I still believe LBJ and Lady Bird were behind this
LBJ HATED Kennedy!
The Democrats took out JFK. He was one miscue after another. The final straw was the affair with the communist spy. How do you explain that to a nation already wary of the Soviets? The press reports of that back in the 1960s would have set the Democrats back twenty years. So, they made a martyr out of him.
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