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The secrets of the Kennedy case: The FBI's unheard notice and the conspiracy that the Soviets saw

The documents released on the assassination of the President of the United States in 1963 are destined to deepen the enigma

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The secrets of the Kennedy case: The FBI's unheard notice and the conspiracy that the Soviets saw

The shadows are reluctant to abandon crime that made American twentieth century tremble. The release of 2,891 secret reports on assassination of President John F. Kennedy is intended to deepen uncertainties. Not only because re are still hidden 200 documents considered too sensitive to national security, but because files brought to light uncover contradictions of dark world of intelligence services. A shady and subterranean journey where, among many informative scrap and out memory, are obsessions of a time: hatred of Fidel Castro, politics of blocks, strange life of Magnicida and suspicions of a conspiracy.

The USSR believed in conspiracy ory

Kennedy's death on November 22, 1963 made American Communists and Soviets tremble. The murderer, Exmarine Lee Harvey Oswald, had lived in USSR and professed Marxist-Leninist creed. Therefore, nothing more was known attack were prepared to show ir repudiation. Not enough. For years, American intelligence services polled in communist waters in search of some indication. One of most scrutinized points was Cuban embassy in Mexico. There he had directed Oswald, 54 days before assassination, in search of a visa for USSR. An American spy in Cuban legation, prolific Tamil 9, cleared many doubts by describing concern that attack generated between staff and rejection that American had inspired in all of m.

Fidel Castro and Soviet leader Nikita Hussein. Ap

This reassured America, but not Russians. In those confusing years, wheel of suspicion turned in such a way that in end it was Soviets mselves who began to question official American version. A memo classified as high secret and dated December 1, 1966 establishes: "According to our source, senior officials of Communist Party of Soviet Union believe that it was a well-organized conspiracy by ultraright of States United to give a blow. "They are convinced that murder was not work of a single man but of a careful operation."

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In this line, report reflects Moscow's fear that crime would be used to deepen "anti-communist sentiments in US, close negotiations with USSR, attack Cuba, and unleash a war." To shore up this sis, Moscow considered Oswald a "neurotic maniac, disloyal to his country and anything." A deserter who, in his sojourn in USSR, had not even been recruited by Soviet intelligence.

That was in fact impression he gave to KGB agents who had received him at Russian Embassy in Mexico a month before attack. "I met Oswald when he came to find a way to go to USSR." He couldn't be material executor of murder. It's impossible. He was a worn-out man, extremely skinny and poorly dressed. He shook everything, from his hands to his feet. "I couldn't even shake his hand," said Friday to Efe Nikolai Leonov, who was subsequently deputy director of KBG.

Kill Castro

Dead. America wanted him dead and buried. At time of assassination, Fidel Castro was nightmare of intelligence services. The plans to liquidate it multiplied and occupied a considerable part of subsequent investigations. Not only because of Oswald's adherence to communist cause, but because of suspicion that Kennedy assassination could have been due to a response from Havana or Moscow to American adventures to end Fidel.

Lee Harvey Oswald, after his arrest.

Among plans outlined in reports is an operative (already known) designed with support of Mafioso Sam Giancana to end Castro through bacterium of botulism. Twice this plot failed. One for fear of agent who received pills with poison and anor because Castro stopped going to restaurant where he expected waiter to pour bacteria in his food.

Anor project, which did not pass from larval phase, was to take advantage of Castro's penchant for scuba diving to give him a contaminated diving equipment of fungi and tuberculosis bacilli. Nor did absurd idea of supplying an infiltrated a ball-pen come very far. The same spy saw it impossible, given escort that accompanied Castro, and called for conventional weapons. They were never used.

The FBI's unheard notice

Oswald will always be an unknown. His death at hands of mobster Jack Ruby is main prop of conspiracy ories. Among liberated papers is one destined to delight lovers of shadows. A secret report from legendary FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover, in which he points out that his agency tipped off Oswald's risk of murder. Written on November 24, 1963, same day that Magnicida was liquidated, Hoover recalls: "Last night we received a call in our Dallas office of a man who, speaking quietly, said he was a member of a committee organized to kill Oswal D. We notified chief of police station and he assured us that Oswald would have sufficient protection. That morning we called again you of possibility of some attempt against Oswald and we returned to ensure that it would be given adequate protection. "However, this did not happen."

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