Putin Invokes the JFK Assassination
Interesting interview last night with Megyn Kelly. Say this for Ms. Kelly-she knows how to make an entrance-but what does she do for an encore?
There were a number of interesting parts of the exchange for sure. At one point he accused everyone of trying to bring down Trump.
“For me, this is just amazing,” he said after the flurry of questions. “You create a sensation out of nothing and out of this sensation, you turn it into a weapon of war against the current president. Well, this is, you know, you’re just, you people are so creative over there. Good job. Your lives must be boring.”
Putin’s implication of the press being “creative” strikes a similar tune as Trump when he condemns the media for unflattering stories and use of unnamed sources. His go-to line is to call out the “fake news” media.”
Interesting that he is again defending Trump. On Friday he had defended Trump getting out of the Paris Accord.
Now he’s saying we’re making stuff up to hurt Herr Trump. But this comment by Putin I found interesting.
“The Russian leader, a former KGB intelligence officer, is not given to unguarded moments or admissions of guilt. When Kelly asked him about allegations of Russian involvement in the campaign, he replied with a conspiracy theory about the death of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.”
“There’s a theory that Kennedy’s assassination was arranged by the United States intelligence services. So, if this theory is correct — and that can’t be ruled out — ” then the same agencies could fabricate evidence of Russian hacking, Putin said.
See that-he invokes the JFK conspiracy theories. Which is interesting. Some classic concern trolling from this old KGB man?
To be honest, I’m something of a conspiracy theorist on JFK myself. Not sure what happened but it does seem plausible that Lee Harvey Oswald was more than they say he was-a lone nut who killed JFK as an expression of his lone nuttery.
Oswald acted in ways-his support for the USSR and Castro-that were so over thee top and blatant-while in the US Marines, it makes you wonder if he wasn’t engaging in a kind of agitprop.
Was he with US intel-Cuban intel? When the news broke about Oswald the first reaction of both the CIA and the KGB was ‘Was he one of ours or one of theirs?’
There is also a theory that Castro was behind it. Oswald kept handing out at the Cuban embassy in Mexico City and the Cubans were like ‘Ok, if this crazy guy wants to do it, let him try.’
So it seems like a clever diversion by Putin as many Americans do suspect there was something not right about the Warren Report.
As to why this is, part of the problem is that the US government wanted to quell conspiracy theories right away so they put out a report that was a little too neat. Yes, they did a lot of research for Warren, but the conclusion was always predetermined.
For Putin, this is some interesting concern trolling.
It kind of reminds me of this book I’m currently reading about Howard Hunt. Hunt wrote this in 2006, and takes the conspiracy theories that he was involved in the JFK assassination head on.
What’s interesting is that while he insists he had nothing to do with it and goes through a point by point denial that he was in Mexico that day, he also agrees there was a conspiracy. And who does he finger? He rules out Nixon-and blames Bill Harvey-a CIA supervisor Hunt didn’t like and LBJ.
Certainly sounds convenient. Not his guy-Nixon, but the liberal Democrat LBJ.
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Hunt was suspected more due to motive-he was very critical of JFK in the Bay of Pigs invasion, the failure which he clearly blamed JFK for.
Roger Stone makes the same claim and writes a entire book accusing LBJ of this.
From the best I can tell-and it’s a very vast literature-the researchers who know the subject well don’t believe it was LBJ.
Anyway, whether we ever figure out what really happened with JFK, we are going to get to the bottom of Russia and a rigged election.
Despite Putin’s attempts to play KGB mind games.
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