New Kennedy assassination files don’t solve two main riddles
Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy? Or was he sent by the KGB or the mafia? And who sent Jack Ruby to kill him?
The 2,891 hitherto unpublished papers released Friday Oct. 27 by the US National Archives Friday on the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy were awaited in suspense, after decades of conspiracy theories were thrown up by that momentous event. The release also touched a responsive chord in the American national and political consciousness that is sensitive to any suggestions of a KGB hand in their affairs.
However, the thousands of files, including FBI, CIA and other agency documents formerly withheld in part from public, offered no new evidence to confirm that Lee Harvey Oswald was sent to assassinate the US president by the Russians or a crime organization, or that the Jewish bar owner Jack Ruby was hired to shoot dead the president’s assassin.
Some of the missing evidence may be found in the classified documents that are still withheld, possibly the very papers which relate to a possible Russian hand in the murder, or information gathered from foreign spy agencies.
It is now revealed that, just half an hour before the murder, an anonymous caller warned a local paper in Cambridge, England, to prepare for “some big news.” Did the British MI6 follow up this anonymous call? And if so, what did they find?
The inquiry commission headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Early Warren determined that President Kennedy was murdered on Nov. 22, 1963 by a single shooter – Lee Harvey Oswald – acting on his own. Americans were deeply divided over this ruling, and a batch of conspiracy theories nourished a slew of films and books for many years.
Oswald, then a young US Marine, absconded to Russia in 1959, declaring he was a Communist, and married a Russian woman. He returned to American in 1962, three years later, and, eight months before he murdered the US President, he tried to kill retired US Maj. Gen. Edwin Walker, an anti-Russian and anti-Communist figure, by shooting at him from a window. The general was injured but survived.
Ballistic checks after the Kennedy murder found it “extremely likely” that the bullets which killed him were identical to those fired against the general. This discovery led the investigators to Oswald.
On Sept. 26, of 1962, a couple of months before the Kennedy shooting, Oswald was found to have traveled to Mexico City. A call is revealed to have taken place between him and the Russian embassy, during which he was flagged by the CIA as speaking to Consul Valeriy Vladimirovich Kostikova “in broken Russian,” whom the documents say was an “identified KGB officer.”
He is also revealed to have gone to the Cuban consulate in Mexico City and applied for a visa to visit Havana in the hope of reaching the Russian consulate there and obtaining a permit to enter Russia. But the Cuban consul turned him down and referred him directly to the Russian consulate. Disappointed, he returned to the United States. The mystery surrounding his actions in Mexico City gave rise to some of the speculation that the Kennedy assassination was a conspiracy.
The Warren Commission, however, stated there was no certainty that the individual who called at the Cuban and Russian consulates in Mexico City was in fact Oswald, and he may well have been an impersonator.
The questions surrounding his identity and whether the suspected assassin who was murdered and buried was the real Lee Harvey Oswald, or someone posing as him, gave rise to endless alternative theories. Speculation that the body in the Oswald grave was in fact a Russian secret agent prompted at length to the body’s exhumation in 1981 for a second autopsy.
The newly-released files shed no new light on this enigma, any more than on the identity and motives of the Dallas barkeeper Jack Ruby – or how he managed to enter the secured corridor in the basement of the Dallas police station on Dec. 24, pull a gun and shoot Oswald dead on the spot.
Was Ruby the instrument of an unknown entity? If some mafia crime organization sent him, which one was it? He was rumored to have ties with Chicago’s underworld. One theory flying about at the time claimed that Ruby acted for the US secret service.
The only fresh element exposed by the newly released documents is that, after Oswald was in police hands, having shot dead a police officer while resisting arrest, the FBI was warned that their prisoner was targeted for assassination.
But they don’t supply answers to the key question: Was Oswald the only gunman who aimed at the president’s car? Or where there two shooters?
14 thoughts on “New Kennedy assassination files don’t solve two main riddles”
Ha ha, good one… The real question is can we get a fairly complete list of LBJ’s co-conspirators.
Why are the documents out at this time? What do the American want to know at this time? Truth?
Does declassifying the files give a lead to the so called missing links or substantiate a claim? Well perhaps it is believed by doing so someone with a clue will speak up to resolve a doubt. Otherwise nothing happens by chance may be something is in offing, the reason the files are out now. We live to see.
I’m sure Debka knows perfectly well who was behind the assassination. Why the article pretending to be in the dark?
the cnts can’t help gloating. seriously, it’s embarrassing to watch. some kind of penis envy thing
Oswald was no “lone wolf” anymore than Paddock was in the Las Vegas terrorist strike!
Real name of Jack Ruby was Jacob Leon Rubenstein……..
This is the key point
We didn’t want him to proceed in antisemitic politics
Or maybe another intelligence agency well practised in Assassinations. . . And False Flag attacks. . .
A mentor of mine did research for a book that concluded the Cubans were behind the assassination, specifically Castro. 3 months after my friend interviewed eye witnesses and a professional assassin for background, the Assassin was dead and two of the witnesses. According to their thesis , someone divulged to a Cuban agent that JFK was behind assassination attempts to get Castro that was relayed to Castro he struck back. Why wasn’t it made public if they knew? Would we be willing to go back to the brink of global nuclear war for a dead President? The mob is much less intimidating a target.
haha, cool projection, bro’
the juice diddit
try again, not posted the first time. In April 1975 I watched a NBC debate with several former inteligence officers. After three diistinguished pathologists explained how the movements of a bullet inside a body are unpredictable, Dr Cyril Wecht said “There are more grams [fraction of] of metal in Connalley’s wrist today than are missing from the “single bullet” [which supposedly caused multiple wounds]. The elder pathologists exclaimed “No one told us this. Now that makes things different!” We howled with laugher.
1) Why are the files redacted and why not release all the files unredacted?
2) If the Russians would have done it. The WW3 would have broken out right away.
3) How can anyone shoot minimum three bullets out of an Italian tenth grade rifle. Oswald was even bright enough to master a foreign language.
When watchning the Zapruder film there is one clear hit from the back and one from the front.
Sam Popack did it!
Who killed Kennedy?
Mick Jagger said it was you and me.
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