Was Khruschev Behind the Assassination of JFK?
NO. An emphatic No!
And for many reasons.
For starters, Lee Harvey Oswald was not the sixth floor assassin, was not on the sixth floor of the TSBD at the time of the assassination and therefore the false assumption made by former CIA director James Woolsey, is untrue, so his accusation that Khrushchev told Oswald to kill Kennedy is just as absurd as the on-going CIA disinformation campaign to blame the Dealey Plaza Operation on Fidel Castro.
Every covert intelligence operation has a cover-story, a believable but untrue distraction that is part of the deception aspect of every operation. The original cover-story for the Dealey Plaza Operation, as Peter Dale Scott has pointed out, was what he called the Phase One cover-story to blame the assassination of JFK on Castro Cuban Commies. Evidence of this not only comes from the "so-called evidence" - ie. rifle, that implicated Castro loving Oswald, but by the backgrounds of those who make this claim.
When HSCA investigator Dan Hardway compiled a list of dozens of people who tried to pin the tail on Castro's donkey in the immediate aftermath of the assassination, he noticed that many if not most of them were friends, associates, agents, operatives or media assets of David Atlee Phillips, the CIA spymaster who specialized in psychological warfare and was the psych war director for Operation Success (Guatemala) and te Bay of Pigs. When Hardway asked Phillips about this when he testified under oath before the HSCA, Phillips acknowledged he knew those people but couldn't understand why they did what they did.
The Phase One Cuban Castro Commie cover-story was squelched by LBJ himself on Friday evening, between 7 pm and 9 pm, from his Vice President suite in the Executive Office Building next door to the White House. That's where he learned that the radio news was broadcasting the fact that Dallas D.A. Henry Wade was going to charge Oswald with being part of communist conspiracy, so he had his top aide call around Texas, beginning with Texas Attorney General and order them not to charge Oswald with anything to do with conspiracy. "It could lead to war," was the excuse not to do it.
As Vincent Bugliosi describes in detail in his book Reclaiming History, Assistant Dallas D.A. William Alexander was being persuaded by Philadelphia Inquirer reporter and editor Joseph Goulden to charge Oswald with "furthering a communist conspiracy," and Alexander told Goulden he was considering just that.
By the Way, Joe Goulden was not only a media asset of David A. Phillips, he is now responsible for Phillips' private papers.
Henry Wade was tracked down at a Dallas restaurant and he returned to his office immediately and confronted Alexander about the allegation and Alexander got the message and denied he was going to do that. So then the Phase Two and equally wrong cover-story of the assassination being arranged by a deranged lone nut case began to take shape.
But that was just the beginning. As the Phase-Two cover story began to unravel, Phase-One was the fall back position, and is still an on-going or "active measure" as the psych-war soldiers call it, today.
We have former CIA agent Brian Latelle promoting the Castro knew of the assassination in his book (Castro Obsession?), using a Cuban defector who worked at the Cuban-Russian listening post set up on the North Shore of Cuba. The defector said that Castro himself had ordered him to listen to the radio transmissions from Texas, where JFK was to be. But that's not proof that Castro knew JFK was going to be killed, it only proves he knew JFK would be in Texas. And we have French journalist Jean Daniel visiting Castro right after meeting JFK, and helping to establish the back-channel communications JFK and Castro were setting up at the time of the assassination, which negates the idea either man was trying to kill the other at that time.
Then there's former CIA agent Bob Baer who obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars from somewhere to make a series of TV programs that allegedly "follow" Oswald the assassin, from Minks to Mexico City in order to prove that Oswald met with Communist agents and was encouraged by them to kill JFK. He even goes to a bull fight in order to prove that Oswald could have met his communist handler there without anyone seeing them.
Gus Russo, who I know from working with him to get the JFK Act passed, came across like a real independent researcher, until John Judge saw him having lunch with two high ranking CIA officials. Russo then gets a book contract for Brothers at Arms, that compiles all the rumors and innuendos that Oswald was working for Castro when he killed JFK.
Phil Shenon, another CIA media asset, who worked for the New York Times, was persuaded by a former Warren Commission attorney, some say Arlen Spector, I believe it is still living Sam Stern, to write a book that implicates Castro in the assassination - "A Cruel and Shocking Act"
When Shenon appeared on National Public Radio, he acknowledged he isn't interested in learning the full truth about the assassination, only the leads that point to Castro.
Other posts regarding Disinformation and Black Propaganda at Dealey Plaza:
Now, as this silly game continues, we have former CIA director R. James Woolsey and a former Communist intelligence official Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, write a book that tries to blame Nikita Khrushchev for the assassination.
What this is proof of is that the CIA still continues to believe the real and total truth of the assassination is so important that it has to continue to deceive today.
While I have yet to read the book "Operation Dragon: Inside The Kremlin's War on America", and will and will review it in full ASAP, there were two mainstream newspapers that wrote sensational news reports with headlines like - "Lee Harvey Oswald was told by Soviet Leader to Kill JFK" and "Lee Harvey Oswald ordered to kill JFK by Soviets, ex-CIA chief claims."
For those seriously interested in such disinformation tactics I have posted both UK Daily Mail and the NY Post articles at my alternate blog, JFKCountercoup2:
As I point out in my list of the Top Ten Newly Released Records on the assassination, Khrushchev's true feelings about the assassination were to ridicule investigative journalist Drew Pearson for believing the silly Phase-Two cover-story that a deranged lone nut case killed the President.
3) Drew Pearson's interview with Khrushchev - 104-10003-10064 DOCID-32105956.PDF. Khrushchev disbelieves the Warren Report and criticized American intelligence agencies. "Pearson repeated that the reaction of Chairman Khrushchev and his wife was one of flat disbelief and archetypical of the universal European belief that there was some kind of American conspiracy behind the assassination of President Kennedy and the murder of Oswald....could not believe that the affair had happened as it apparently did and Mr. Pearson made no headway whatsoever in trying to change their belief that something was not on the level. Chairman Khruschev greeted Mr. and Mrs. Pearson's efforts with a tolerant smile..."
And thanks to Jeff Morley for promoting this entry in my list at JFK Facts - JFK Facts » #NewJFKfiles: In 1964 Nikita Khrushchev schooled Drew Pearson on the JFK conspiracy question
It is ironic and sad that Pearson would share the details of his dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Khrushchev with the FBI, but not with the readers of his Washington-Merry-Go-Round column, that was eventually taken over by his assistant Jack Anderson. And Anderson is not a disinterested party in all of this either, as he broke the story of mobster John Rosselli's involvement in the CIA-Mafia plots to kill Castro run out of JMWAVE.
The original docs thanks to the Blackvault.com