There have been many conspiracies revolving around the JFK assassination – and to the delight of conspiracy theorists, the 25-year deadline set for October 26, 2017, has finally yielded, if not all, most of the classified records.
In the total release of 2800 documents related to the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, after thorough combing through the thousands of pages, journalists and enthusiasts have managed to unearth some revelations that are worth reading.
The phone call
Among them, some documents cite a possible connection between Oswald, JFK’s shooter, and the KGB, describing an intercepted phone call Oswald made on 9 October 1963 in which Oswald calls the Soviet Embassy in Mexico and speaks in “broken Russian.”
The files report that from the intercepted call, it was discovered that Oswald had previously met with Consul Valeriy Vladimirovich Kostikov, an identified KGB officer who had been sponsored by the KGB’s 13th Department (responsible for sabotage and assassination).
The file explains that although it’s not a usual thing for a KGB agent sent on a sensitive mission to maintain overt contact with a Soviet Embassy, top-secret Soviet intelligence documents showed that very important KGB agents can use such official installations as a cover.
So, was Oswald into something bigger than ‘acting alone?’ Another file says that Oswald had connections with the Cuban Intelligence as well. If you put these together, it may start to make sense.
CIA’s plots and Cuba
The CIA had long intended to take down Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, and Ernesto “Che” Guevara. A memo describes that the prices for each had been set accordingly: $100,000 to kill Fidel Castro; $20,000 for Raúl Castro; 10,000 for “Che” Guevara.
And this is not the only hostile plot against the Cuban government and its principal leaders. Another file shows just how many ways the CIA devised on taking out Castro, including a plot to gift him a contaminated diving suit, and planting exploding seashells in the area where he liked to freedive.
Of course, it is known that the Soviet Union had been Cuba’s supporter at that time, so it’s safe to assume that there may have been some kind of plot involving the KGB, the Cuban Intelligence, and Oswald.
The anonymous call
An FBI cable reveals that Cambridge News in London received an anonymous call 25 minutes before JFK’s assassination, notifying them to call the US Embassy “for some big news” before hanging up.
If this is true, the question is: Who else knew of JFK’s assassination? The whole scenario implies to a much greater scheme than ‘acting alone.’
However, the authorities didn’t manage to pull this information out of Oswald, due to his murder before he could appear in court.
And then, there is the question of what the rest of the files who remained confidential reveal.
Although President Trump ordered the release of the entire set of documents, pressure from CIA and the FBI has resulted in several hundred documents still being held back due to interest of national security.
Would many of the conspiracies be finally put to rest after the revealing of the last confidential files? And more importantly, would all the information be revealed to the public?