07 januar, 2006

Slog Fidel Castro Kennedy ihjel?

En ny tysk dokumentarfilm mener at kunne påvise, at det var Fidel Castros kommunistiske diktatur, der stod bag snigmordet på John F. Kennedy i 1963:

Oscar Marino, a former Cuban agent and a key source for the documentary, told Huismann that Oswald himself had volunteered for the assassination mission and Havana had exploited him.

"Oswald was a dissident. He hated his country...Oswald offered to kill Kennedy," Marino said in the film.

"He was so full of hate, he had the idea. We used him...He was a tool." ..

Cuban and Russian sources interviewed in the film say the KGB alerted the Cubans to Oswald in mid-1962 after he left the Soviet Union, where he had lived for three years, and returned to the United States with his Soviet wife and their daughter.

Cuban intelligence first made contact with Oswald in November 1962, according to the film. Huismann also unearthed a U.S. intelligence report shown to Johnson which said Cuban secret service chief Fabian Escalante flew via Mexico City to Dallas on the day of Kennedy's assassination, and back again the same day.

Tracked down by the film maker, Escalante denied he had been in Dallas and evaded questions about Cuba's alleged role. "What is truth, what are lies?" he said, smiling.

For at det ikke skal være løgn mener instruktøren også at kunne påvise, at det hele blev holdt hemmeligt af Kennedys afløser som præsident, Demokraten Lyndon B. Johnson, der frygtede at et kommunistisk diktaturs mord på USA´s præsident ville føre til en folkeligt ryk til højre rent politisk, der ville fratage Demokraterne magten i to generationer:

Laurence Keenan, an officer of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who was sent to Mexico City immediately after Kennedy's death to investigate a possible Cuban connection, said he was recalled after just three days and the probe was aborted.

"This was perhaps the worst investigation the FBI was ever involved in," Keenan said. "I realized that I was used. I felt ashamed. We missed a moment in history."

Keenan, 81, said he was convinced Kennedy's successor, Lyndon Johnson, blocked further investigation because proof of a Cuban link would put him under irresistible pressure to invade the island, a year after the Cuban missile crisis had brought the United States and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war.

"Most likely there would have been an invasion of Cuba which could have had unknown consequences for the whole world," he told journalists at the screening, saying that was why Johnson preferred to accept Oswald was "a crazed lone Marxist assassin."

Interviewed for the film, Alexander Haig, then a U.S. military adviser and later secretary of state, quoted Johnson as saying "we simply must not allow the American people to believe that Fidel Castro could have killed our president."

"And the reason was that there would be a right-wing uprising in America, which would keep the Democratic party out of power for two generations," Haig said.

Selv uden viden om en eventuel Demokratisk hemmeligholdelse rykkede USA imidlertid mod højre - siden 1963 har demokratiske præsidentkandidater kun fået flertal ved valgene to gange: Lyndon B. Johnson i 1964 med dels sympatistemmer pga Kennedy-mordet, dels en selvmorderisk Republikansk kampagne under Barry Goldwater, og Jimmy Carter i 1976 på baggrund af Nixons kampagne af "Dirty Tricks". Og i 1976 var det kun med 0,1%´s flertal.