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October 27, 2017, 09:10:00 AM
Unsealed Docs Reveal KGB Thought LBJ Could Have Been Behind JFK Assassination
New York Post
By David K. Li
October 27, 2017 | 12:16am
The Soviet Union theorized that President Lyndon B. Johnson could have been behind JFK's assassination - and also feared Moscow could be blamed and attacked, according to documents in a major release of files related to Kennedy's slaying on Thursday.
The Dec. 1, 1966 FBI memo, which relayed unconfirmed speculation, noted that sources said the KGB "was in possession of data purporting to indicate President Johnson was responsible for the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy."
The memo, which was forwarded to the White House by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover with the all-caps title: ""REACTION OF SOVIET AND COMMUNIST PARTY OFFICIALS TO THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY" said:
"KGB headquarters indicated that in view of this information, it was necessary for the Soviet Government to know the existing personal relationship between President Johnson and the Kennedy family, particularly that between President Johnson and Robert and 'Ted' Kennedy."
In days following JFK's killing, Moscow believed the slaying could be used by rogue American military leaders to whip up anti-Soviet sentiment and even lead to an attack.
Soviets feared dark US forces were "interested in utilizing the assassination and playing on anticommunist sentiments in the United States," according to the FBI.
"Our source further stated that Soviet officials were fearful that without leadership, some irresponsible general in the United States might launch a missile attack on the Soviet Union."
Oswald lived in the Soviet Union for nearly three years from 1959 to 1962 and married a woman from Minsk.
The release of documents was made to satisfy a 25-year deadline set forward by the Oct. 25, 1992 enactment of the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.
However, many of the files were held back from release by President Trump after the CIA and FBI asked for more time to redact information that could cause "potentially irreversible harm."
While Soviets believed JFK's killing could have been engineered internally, LBJ saw a foreign link to the assassination.
While I've never paid much attention to the all the Kennedy assassination theories floating around over the years, even I am familiar with the idea that Johnson may have been involved. Whether or not it's true, I can't say but it certainly isn't new.
The only problem with the world is that the idiots are cocksure and intelligent are doubtful.
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