John F. Kennedy Assassination

By: William Tatum

Simply put The Soviet Union did it

At the time of JFK's death, relations between the Soviet Union and US were extremely low, with both sides suspicious of each other.

One popular theory is that Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet Premier, ordered the attack on Kennedy because he was embarrassed at having to back down following the Cuban Missile Crisis.


New evidence and analysis support the contention that the KGB bears a significant share of the responsibility for the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Official investigations have tended to discount the likelihood of a Soviet hand in the assassination, and relatively few outside investigators have pursued this line of inquiry. However, some observers have always considered the Soviets a likely suspect. The Soviets had a palpable, powerful motive: to gain revenge for the humiliation of the USSR in the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.

Certainly, the idiosyncratic odyssey of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald into the Soviet Union and a Russian marriage as well as his contacts with Soviet diplomatic offices preceding the assassination afforded the KGB many opportunities to interact with him. In a sense, therefore, the KGB is the elephant in the living room of suspects in this case. Yet repeated investigations have failed to turn up specific evidence that would implicate the KGB.

Now a new report details the evidence and logic for believing that, one year after the Kennedy assassination, the KGB used a contract killer to murder Mary Pinchot Meyer, JFK’s senior female consort during his White House years. If we accept this conclusion, and there is telling circumstantial evidence of its accuracy, then we must ask what it suggests about the assassination of JFK himself.

Three aspects of the Meyer case deserve consideration. Individually, they are mere straws in the wind; but cumulatively they become more interesting.

First, the KGB must have had a compelling reason to murder Mary Pinchot Meyer. Otherwise, it is hard to see why they would have taken the risk of exposure. The most plausible motive would have been to get revenge against Meyer for misleading the KGB about Kennedy (she was acting as a behind-the-scenes intermediary between Kennedy and Khrushchev with an apparent personal agenda of promoting peace via marijuana- and perhaps LSD-induced softening of American leaders) while actually working for Kennedy and/or the CIA.

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