Lee Harvey Oswald was instructed to assassinate President John Kennedy by the Soviets —maybe by then-leader Nikita Khrushchev himself, in line with a brand new ebook by former intelligence chiefs of the CIA and KGB.
“Operation Dragon: Inside The Kremlin’s Secret War on America,” written by Ambassador R. James Woolsey and Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, mentioned Khrushchev and the Soviets later modified their minds about killing Kennedy, however KGB affiliate Oswald proceeded with the plan attributable to his love for the USSR, per the New York Post.
“There is no doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald was trained by the KGB to commit the assassination of President John F. Kennedy,” the authors wrote. “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.”
Woolsey ran the CIA from 1993-1995. Pacepa, who died of COVID-19 earlier this month, was a former performing chief of Communist Romania’s espionage service and the “highest-ranking intelligence official from an enemy country ever granted political asylum in the United States.”
The authors claimed the 26-volume Warren Commission Report proved their case, although a lot of it was “codified” that nobody understood the significance till now.
“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,'” the authors mentioned, “who belongs to the KGB’s Thirteenth Department for assassinations abroad.”
The ebook mentioned Oswald had been recruited by the Soviets in 1957, when he was a U.S. Marine serving in Japan.
Oswald then spent a number of years working clandestine missions, together with offering data that allowed the USSR to shoot down American pilot Gary Powers in 1960.
New Orleans native Oswald was assigned, probably by Khrushchev himself, to start preparations in 1962 to 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,” the authors mentioned. “Oswald was given a Soviet wife and sent back to the U.S. in June 1962.”
Without providing proof or proof, the authors wrote the Soviets modified their minds someday between June ’62 and April ’63, and recalled the task.
Oswald, nevertheless, was decided to see it by means of.
“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,” the authors wrote. “By this time, nevertheless, the KGB and [the country’s] leaders realized that Khrushchev’s loopy concepts had been giving their nation a horrible status. Another false step by the hot-headed Khrushchev, and there could be nuclear struggle.”
The authors provide proof, usually within the type of letters, of Oswald assembly with KGB brokers, and plans for Oswald and household to return to the USSR after he accomplished his mission.
Oswald wrote a letter to the Soviet Embassy on July 1, 1963, requesting separate visas for him, his spouse and daughters. The authors mentioned this made it clear “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 Nov. 9 letter — dated two weeks earlier than Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas — was written after Oswald returned from a visit to Mexico City. In the correspondence, he referenced a gathering with “Comrade Kostin,” whom the authors recognized as “Valery Kostikov, an identified PGU [First Chief Directorate] officer of the Thirteenth Department.”
Following Kennedy’s assassination, the Soviets’ efforts at disinformation additionally had been cited by the authors. The USSR tried to persuade the world the occasion had been orchestrated by everybody besides the Soviet Union.
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