Lee Harvey Oswald was instructed to kill John F. Kennedy by Soviet chief Nikita Kruschev, a former CIA chief has claimed, and went forward with the plan regardless of the Soviets altering their thoughts.
R. James Woolsey, who ran the CIA from 1993-1995, makes the exceptional declare in a brand new ebook, Operation Dragon.
Written with Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former appearing chief of Nicolae Ceausescu’s espionage service, the ebook claims that Oswald, who defected to Russia in 1959 and moved again to the U.S in 1961, was a KGB affiliate on a mission from Moscow.
Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed John F. Kennedy in November 1963, and died two days later
A brand new ebook claims that Oswald, 24, (middle) was working for the KGB on the time
Woolsey, 79, and Pacepa, who died of COVID-19 on February 14, aged 92, base their declare on a brand new interpretation of already-published materials.
They cite the 26-volume Warren Commission Report, revealed in 1964.
The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, generally often called the Warren Commission, was chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren and offered their findings to Lyndon Johnson on September 24, 1964.
They have been made public on November 23, 1964, and comprised of testimonies from 550 witnesses, plus supplementary proof.
Woolsey and Pacepa of their ebook, out on February 23 however obtained upfront by The New York Post, that a lot of the Warren Commission Report was ‘codified’ that nobody understood its significance till now.
‘Decoded, these items of proof show that John F. Kennedy’s murderer, Lee Harvey Oswald, had a clandestine assembly in Mexico City together with his Soviet case officer, Comrade Kostin, who … belongs to the KGB’s Thirteenth Department for assassinations overseas,’ they declare.
JFK’s homicide in 1963 shocked the world and continues to spawn new theories to this present day
Kruschev, who led the USSR from Stalin’s loss of life in 1953 to 1964, reportedly ordered JFK’s loss of life
Woolsey and Pacepa, who defected from Romania in 1978, turning into the highest-ranking intelligence official from an enemy nation ever granted political asylum within the United States, consider Oswald was recruited in 1957.
Woolsey and Pacepa’s ebook is to be revealed on February 28. Pacepa died on February 14
At the time, he was a U.S. Marine, serving in Japan.
The authors consider that Oswald labored for the Soviets for a number of years, together with offering the data that allowed them to shoot down American pilot Gary Powers in 1960, earlier than being given his mission to kill Kennedy.
They write that the duty, to which he was assigned in 1962, was probably even handed to Oswald by Khrushchev himself.
‘Although Oswald wished to stay within the Soviet Union, he was finally persuaded to return to the US to assassinate President Kennedy, whom Khrushchev had come to despise,’ they write.
‘Oswald was … given a Soviet spouse and despatched again to the US in June 1962.’
Kennedy and Khrushchev are pictured assembly in Vienna in June 1961 throughout the Cold War
Kennedy is pictured beside his spouse Jackie, shortly earlier than his loss of life on November 22, 1963
Woolsey and Pacepa write that, between that June and April 1963, the Soviets modified their minds.
They known as Oswald off, however he was now intent on seeing it by means of.
‘Oswald knew that Nikita Khrushchev, the chief of Oswald’s paradise and new house, the Soviet Union, had entrusted him with that activity, and he was assured he might pull it off,’ the authors write, within the excerpt obtained by the Post.
‘By this time, nonetheless, the KGB and [the country’s] leaders realized that Khrushchev’s loopy concepts have been giving their nation a horrible repute . . . one other false step by the hot-headed Khrushchev, and there could be nuclear warfare.’
The authors, in accordance with the Post, present no proof for his or her declare.
They do nonetheless present Oswald planning to flee to the USSR after the homicide, together with a July 1, 1963 letter to the Soviet Embassy asking for separate visas for him and his spouse and daughters.
The authors consider this makes it clear that ‘Oswald needed to see his spouse and kids again within the Soviet Union earlier than assassinating President Kennedy and that he required a separate entry visa for himself to [use] after conducting his mission.’
Another letter, dated November 9 of that 12 months, simply two weeks earlier than Kennedy’s assassination, was written after Oswald returned from a visit to Mexico City, and references a gathering with ‘Comrade Kostin,’ who the authors determine as ‘Valery Kostikov, an recognized PGU officer of the Thirteenth Department.’
Oswald was shot and killed on November 24, two days after killing Kennedy.
He was killed by nightclub proprietor Jack Ruby, whereas in custody of Dallas police – sparking a myriad of conspiracy theories that can by no means be totally resolved.