by Matt Agorist, Activist Post
“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” — George Orwell
Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. It’s been over 53 years since the assassination. Since that fateful November day, conspiracy theories have abounded. Now, however, there is a new one and it is being pushed by the mainstream media — Russia killed JFK.
As if the entirely baseless Russiagate conspiracy theory wasn’t ridiculous enough, mainstream media is now running with the narrative that Russia could’ve been behind the assassination of JFK.
The off-the-cuff conspiracy theory piece by Newsweek this week centers the story on KGB defector Yuri Nosenko and it asks, “Did Russia Kill a US President”? It was also picked up by USA Today and AOL and attempts to infer that despite Kennedy’s de-escalation of the Cuban missile crisis and the fact that he made peace with Soviet Russia at the time, the Russians did it.
It is important to note that Russia, during the 1960s was a volatile regime and certainly could’ve had the resources and means to take out JFK. However, Kennedy — because of his foreign policy — was an asset to the Russians as he urged Americans to reexamine Cold War stereotypes and myths and called for a strategy of peace that would make the world safe for diversity.
He also established a “hotline” between the Kremlin and the White House and signed the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with Russia on July 25, 1963. By all standards, Kennedy was a necessary and beneficial force for the USSR in the United States.
Nosenko was accused by the CIA of attempting to shield information about a Soviet plot to kill JFK. The CIA then held Nosenko for three years to determine if this was real.
Nosenko admitted to the CIA that during Lee Harvey Oswald’s now infamous trip to Russia that he was put under surveillance. However, he explicitly noted that Oswald was not recruited by the KGB to kill JFK.
For three years, Nosenko was held captive by the CIA. He was tortured and kept in solitary confinement. The CIA also forcibly dosed him with LSD to the point that it nearly killed him, according to his testimony featured in a 1991 PBS Frontline documentary.
However, even after torturing the man for 3 years, the CIA still couldn’t produce any evidence to hold him. He was exonerated in 1969.
While the mainstream media continues to spin up conspiracy theories about Russia, they tend to ignore that fact that in 2015, the CIA quietly declassified a report showing that former CIA director John McCone himself was complicit in withholding information regarding the assassination — a de facto conspiracy.
As Politico noted, according to the report by CIA historian David Robarge, McCone, who died in 1991, was at the heart of a “benign cover-up” at the spy agency, intended to keep the commission focused on “what the Agency believed at the time was the ‘best truth’—that Lee Harvey Oswald, for as yet undetermined motives, had acted alone in killing John Kennedy.” The most important information that McCone withheld from the commission in its 1964 investigation, the report found, was the existence, for years, of CIA plots to assassinate Castro, some of which put the CIA in cahoots with the Mafia. Without this information, the commission never even knew to ask the question of whether Oswald had accomplices in Cuba or elsewhere who wanted Kennedy dead in retaliation for the Castro plots.