False Flag Terrorist Bombings, Murder Plots, And More: The Stunning Revelations In The JFK Assassination Files

Following last night's release of the latest set of JFK Assassination Files, the public has been busy combing through the several thousand documents. Among the more notable discoveries so far are the following: the CIA contemplated mafia hits on Cuban President Fidel Castro, involving the "false flag" staging of bombings in Miami; Someone calling the FBI threatening to kill Lee Harvey Oswald a day before Oswald’s murder; the US examined sabotaging airplane parts heading to Cuba. As a reminder, following a deadline 25 years in the making, last night the National Archives released an abridged dump of JFK Assassination files. While president Trump blocked the release of some, arguably the most controversial, documents citing national security concerns, the release still left researchers and conspiracy theorists with 52 previously unreleased full documents and thousands in part to sift through.

Here are the key highlights from the trove so far, courtesy of CBS and AP:

  • Sabotaging plane parts

A national security council document from 1962, one year before Kennedy’s murder, referenced “Operation Mongoose,” a covert attempt to topple communism in Cuba. In the minutes of a secret meeting on Operation Mongoose from September 14,1962, “General (Marshall) Carter said that the CIA would examine the possibilities of sabotaging airplane parts which are scheduled to be shipped from Canada to Cuba.”

  • CIA-mafia plot on Castro

A 1975 document from the Rockefeller Commission detailing the CIA’s role in foreign assassinations said plans to assassinate Castro were undertaken in the early days of the Kennedy administration. The report said Attorney General Robert Kennedy, the President’s brother, told the FBI he learned the CIA hired an intermediary “to approach Sam Giancana with a proposition of paying $150,000 to hire some gunman to go into Cuba and kill Castro.” The attorney general said that made it hard to prosecute Giancana, a Sicilian American mobster.  “Attorney General Kennedy stated that the CIA should never undertake the use of mafia people again without first checking with the Department of Justice because it would be difficult to prosecute such people in the future,” the report reads. The report also said the CIA was later interested in using mobsters to deliver a poison pill to Castro in order to kill him.

  • CIA plots "False Flags" Terrorist events in Miami

During Operation Mongoose in 1960, the CIA also considered staging "false flag" terror events in Miami and blaming it on pro-Castro Cubans.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated). We could foster attempts on lives of Cuban refugees in the United States even to the extent of wounding in instances to be widely publicized. Exploding a few plastic bombs in carefully chosen spots, the arrest of a Cuban agent and the release of prepared documents substantiating Cuban involvement also would be helpful in projecting the idea of an irresponsible government.”

  • UK paper warned of ‘big news'

According to a memo from the CIA’s deputy director to the head of the FBI, a senior reporter in the Cambridge News in England received an anonymous phone call, saying he should contact the American Embassy in London for “some big news,” before abruptly hanging up.

  • The FBI gets a death threat on Oswald the day before his murder

A document dated November 24, 1963, showed FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover addressing the death of Oswald at the hands of Jack Ruby. “There is nothing further on the Oswald case except that he is dead,” Hoover begins.Hoover said the FBI’s Dallas office received a call “from a man talking in a calm voice,” saying he was a member of a committee to kill Oswald. He said they pressed the Dallas chief of police to protect Oswald, but Ruby was nevertheless able to kill the gunman. 

“Ruby says no one was associated with him and denies having made the telephone call to our Dallas office last night,” Hoover said. Hoover went on to say the FBI had evidence of Oswald’s guilt and intercepts of Oswald’s communications with Cuba and the Soviet Union. He said he was concerned there would be doubt in the public about Oswald’s guilt and that President Lyndon Johnson would appoint a commission to investigate the assassination.

  • Passing blame for a coup in South Vietnam

A top secret document from 1975 for the Rockefeller Commission outlines the testimony of former CIA Director Richard Helms. In the transcript, Helms said he thought former President Richard Nixon believed the CIA was responsible for the death of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, who died following a coup linked to the CIA.

“There is absolutely no evidence of this in the agency records and the whole thing has been, I mean rather — what is the word I want — heated by the fact that President Johnson used to go around saying that the reason President Kennedy was assassinated was that he had assassinated President Diem and this was just … justice,” Helms said. Helms added: “where he got this from, I don’t know.”

The deposition continues, with him being asked if there was any way Oswald was in some way a CIA agent or an agent,” before the document cuts off.

  • Alleged Cuban intel officer said he knew Oswald

A cable from the FBI in 1967 quoted one man quipping Oswald must have been a good shot. The alleged Cuban officer returned, “oh, he was quite good.” Asked why he said that, the officer said, “I knew him.”

  • Jack Ruby’s connections with Dallas police

An informant told the FBI that Oswald’s assassin, Jack Ruby, had close links to local police in Dallas. Ruby, whose real name was Jacob Leon Rubenstein, was said to have had a “good in” with the authorities, who were served free drinks at his nightclub. A friend of Ruby’s, Lou Lebby, described him in an FBI document as “emotional, unstable and a person who made his living primarily from ‘scalping’ tickets to sports events.”

  • Soviets said killing was an ‘organized conspiracy’

FBI Director Hoover forwarded a memo to the White House in 1963, shortly after Kennedy’s death. The memo, obtained by the Church Committee and classified top secret, detailed US sources’ sense of the reaction in the USSR to Kennedy’s death. “According to our source, officials of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union believed there was some well-organized conspiracy on the part of the ‘ultraright’ in the United States to effect a ‘coup,'” the memo said. “They seem convinced that the assassination was not the deed of one man, but that it arose out of a carefully planned campaign in which several people played a part.

The source said the Soviet officials claimed no connection between Oswald and the USSR, and described him as “a neurotic gunman.

  • CIA intercepts call from Oswald to KGB

A CIA memo from the day of Kennedy’s assassination outlined a CIA intercept of a call from Oswald, then in Mexico City, to the Russian embassy in Mexico. Oswald spoke to the consul, Valeriy Vladimirovich Kostikov, an “identified KGB officer” “in broken Russian.” The memo’s author said he was told by the FBI’s liaison officer that the bureau believed Oswald’s visit was to get help with a passport or visa.

The FBI was tracking Oswald before JFK's assassination

Oswald was being tracked by the New Orleans division of the FBI in October 1963 – the month before the assassination took place. An FBI report into the New Orleans division of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee said that, while the committee had been inactive since Oswald left the city, the bureau was planning to stay in contact “with Cuban sources for any indication of additional activity.” Copies of the report were sent to FBI divisions in New York and Dallas, the city in which Kennedy was killed.

  • Soviets Fear Assassination Would Lead To All Out War

The Soviet Union feared that the assassination of John F. Kennedy would lead to all-out war between it and the United States. A CIA source cited in the documents claimed that officials in the Communist Party believed the killing was part of a conspiracy by the “ultra-right” in the US, and were concerned that “without leadership, some irresponsible general in the US might launch a missile at the Soviet Union.” Soviet officials also described assassin Lee Harvey Oswald as “a neurotic maniac who was disloyal to his own country,” and played down the significance of his time within the Union.

Comments

Bigly DownWithYogaPants Fri, 10/27/2017 - 17:55 Permalink

My take is that probably George HW Bush was involved.Because he is still fogging a mirror and not quite a potted plant, he can be hauled in as there is NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON MURDER, HE WAS NEVER GIVEN A PARDON.Ex-president and patriarch of a shitty no good criminal political family, pulled through the mud in his depends? They will not do that. I say do it!!! It will be CATHARTIC.Please clap.

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konadog Antifaschistische Fri, 10/27/2017 - 16:39 Permalink

So many people are both illiterate (thanks to gov schools - yes, the US had a higher literacy rate before public education) and obsessed about who wins the athletic event du jour or some Hollywood celebrity bullshit, I'm not sure it matters. The magic negro and his murdering kleptocrat side kick Hyena Rodent could have barbequed children in front of the White House and 45% would still support them. As the saying goes, you can't fix stupid.

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konadog BaBaBouy Fri, 10/27/2017 - 16:44 Permalink

I'm not sure about that, but it's pretty clear that the FBI killed Oswald and Ruby was the patsy for that. When you carefully examine the film clip of Oswald getting shot, the guy who did it looks nothing like Ruby. He looks a lot like one of the FBI scumbags in other Kennedy assassination photos.

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Radical Marijuana JRobby Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:08 Permalink

As you already probably were aware of JRobby:Conspiracy Theory in America by political scientist Lance deHaven-Smith, published by the University of Texas Press, explains why people don’t like being called “conspiracy theorists”: The term was invented and put into wide circulation by the CIA to smear and defame people questioning the JFK assassination! “The CIA’s campaign to popularize the term ‘conspiracy theory’ and make conspiracy belief a target of ridicule and hostility must be credited, unfortunately, with being one of the most successful propaganda initiatives of all time.”In other words, people who use the terms “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorist” as an insult are doing so as the result of a well-documented conspiracy by the CIA to cover up the JFK assassination. That campaign, of course, was completely illegal, and the CIA officers involved were criminals; the CIA was barred from domestic activities, yet probably had been rather routinely breaking the law to conduct domestic operations ranging from propaganda to assassinations. Almost a Century ago, the International Bankers captured control over the mainstream mass media, and so, those media act as assets of the CIA. Indeed, no corporation becomes publicly significant unless it agrees to play ball with the International Bankers, and thus, cooperates with the CIA, etc. ...The CIA was started by Wall Street Lawyers, and effectively acts as Secret Police for the International Bankers, which captured control over the US government more than a Century ago, resulting in the powers of public governments being used to enforce frauds by private banks, while about exponentially advancing technologies have enabled those to become about exponentially more fraudulent.DeHaven-Smith also explained why those who doubt official explanations of high crimes are eager to discuss historical context. He pointed out that a very large number of conspiracy claims have turned out to be true, and that there appear to be strong relationships between many as-yet-unsolved “state crimes against democracy.”The extreme irrationality of those who attack “conspiracy theories” has been ably exposed by Communications professors Ginna Husting and Martin Orr of Boise State University. In a 2007 peer-reviewed article entitled “Dangerous Machinery: ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ as a Transpersonal Strategy of Exclusion,” they wrote: “If I call you a conspiracy theorist, it matters little whether you have actually claimed that a conspiracy exists or whether you have simply raised an issue that I would rather avoid … By labeling you, I strategically exclude you from the sphere where public speech, debate, and conflict occur.”

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Radical Marijuana Chippewa Partners Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:10 Permalink

The "Deep State" has become many orders of magnitude worse than back in President Kennedy's time! In my opinion, the successful assassination of President Kennedy made sure that he was the last President who attempted to challenge the "Shadow Government" operating through the matrix of the "Deep State." The Church Commission in the early 1970s looks to me like the last time when Congress attempted some significant oversight. Since then, "national security" has been getting about exponentially more psychotic ...A literal metaphor for the "deep state" would be the underground bunkers which exist now, compared to several decades ago. I believe that trillions of dollars have been poured into building interconnected underground bunkers, whose purpose is to enable the "deep state" to (plausibly) survive pushing through the mass murder of the majority of the world on the surface.  P.S. For a long review of what may well be "facts:" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Qt6a-vaNM JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man’s Trick

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TeamDepends rejected Fri, 10/27/2017 - 16:49 Permalink

The average American had about as much to do with these events as you did. So tired of peons around the world blaming "Americans" for everything. Your government is run by Luciferian pedos also. Zionists/Mossad (and of course their CIA minions) are the ones behind JFK and 9/11, wounds from which the US will never heal.

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scaleindependent TeamDepends Sun, 10/29/2017 - 01:14 Permalink

I understand your point, but sooner or later the public becomes implicit and complicit if it does nothing about it, if it ignores the evidence in front of their eyes.The American public will not be able to claim ignorance and in the end will not be able to escape judgement, not with the overwhelming evidence that is available. That ship has sailed years ago. 

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Pure Evil JethroBodien Fri, 10/27/2017 - 17:30 Permalink

The truth about who killed JFK no longer means chit.If they came out and told the truth would everyone believe them?Anyway, even if we knew all the facts there's little we can do about it now.The vast majority involved are now all dead.Maybe a few malingerers still hanging on to life like George HW Bush.America is dead, the Constitution is just a piece of paper, and pedophilic Satanists rules the world.

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