Kennedy Khrushchev brought the world to the brink in 1962. In 1963, Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
Kennedy ignited the world’s youth in a crusade against Communism world-wide. Kennedy’s inaugural and his speech in Berlin presented the Soviet Union with a mortal threat. Kennedy was a messiah of antiCommunism. He fused his appeal as a Catholic, an antiCommunist, a capitalist, and a sex symbol to ignite the youth of the world to revolt against Communism. the old men of the Kremlin were now presented with a fusion of religion, ideology, charisma and sex appeal that could topple them in an instant.
The leaders of the Soviet Union never felt safe. They never felt it was stable. They were paranoid the whole time. It was a nation of paranoia. They knew they had enemies. As the 1950s ended, China turned against them too.
See Khrushchev link below for following quote.
The Soviets had planned to provide China with an atomic bomb complete with full documentation, but in 1959, amid cooler relations, the Soviets destroyed the device and papers instead. When Khrushchev paid a visit to China in September, shortly after his successful U.S. visit, he met a chilly reception, and Khrushchev left the country on the third day of a planned seven-day visit. Relations continued to deteriorate in 1960, as both the USSR and China used a Romanian Communist Party congress as an opportunity to attack the other. After Khrushchev attacked China in his speech to the congress, Chinese leader Peng Zhen mocked Khrushchev, stating that the premier’s foreign policy was to blow hot and cold towards the West. Khrushchev responded by pulling Soviet experts out of China.
Kennedy Speech Berlin June 1963
Kennedy was an existential threat to Russia.
I am proud to come to this city as the guest of your distinguished Mayor, who has symbolized throughout the world the fighting spirit of West Berlin. And I am proud to visit the Federal Republic with your distinguished Chancellor who for so many years has committed Germany to democracy and freedom and progress, and to come here in the company of my fellow American, General Clay, who has been in this city during its great moments of crisis and will come again if ever needed.
Two thousand years ago the proudest boast was “civis Romanus sum.” Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is “Ich bin ein Berliner.”
I appreciate my interpreter translating my German!
There are many people in the world who really don’t understand, or say they don’t, what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin. There are some who say that communism is the wave of the future. Let them come to Berlin. And there are some who say in Europe and elsewhere we can work with the Communists. Let them come to Berlin. And there are even a few who say that it is true that communism is an evil system, but it permits us to make economic progress. Lass’ sie nach Berlin kommen. Let them come to Berlin.
Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in, to prevent them from leaving us. I want to say, on behalf of my countrymen, who live many miles away on the other side of the Atlantic, who are far distant from you, that they take the greatest pride that they have been able to share with you, even from a distance, the story of the last 18 years. I know of no town, no city, that has been besieged for 18 years that still lives with the vitality and the force, and the hope and the determination of the city of West Berlin. While the wall is the most obvious and vivid demonstration of the failures of the Communist system, for all the world to see, we take no satisfaction in it, for it is, as your Mayor has said, an offense not only against history but an offense against humanity, separating families, dividing husbands and wives and brothers and sisters, and dividing a people who wish to be joined together.
What is true of this city is true of Germany–real, lasting peace in Europe can never be assured as long as one German out of four is denied the elementary right of free men, and that is to make a free choice. In 18 years of peace and good faith, this generation of Germans has earned the right to be free, including the right to unite their families and their nation in lasting peace, with good will to all people. You live in a defended island of freedom, but your life is part of the main. So let me ask you as I close, to lift your eyes beyond the dangers of today, to the hopes of tomorrow, beyond the freedom merely of this city of Berlin, or your country of Germany, to the advance of freedom everywhere, beyond the wall to the day of peace with justice, beyond yourselves and ourselves to all mankind.
Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free. When all are free, then we can look forward to that day when this city will be joined as one and this country and this great Continent of Europe in a peaceful and hopeful globe. When that day finally comes, as it will, the people of West Berlin can take sober satisfaction in the fact that they were in the front lines for almost two decades.
All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words “Ich bin ein Berliner.”
Russia’s hands were all over it, but the US blinked and ignored it. Oswald came back from Russia. Oswald went to the Soviet embassy in Mexico before the assassination.
He also attended Cuban related events in Mexico City.
Kennedy was a mortal threat to Cuba and Casto but also to the Soviet Union and the Kremlin’s leaders. Kennedy was bold, inspiring and ruthless to defeat Communism. The overthrow of Castro could help put the Communists on the defensive and lead to a military coup in Russia.
The Soviet Union dissolved at the end of 1991, 28 years after Kennedy died.
If Kennedy had lived, it would likely have ended sooner, perhaps even in the 1960s.
Khrushchev was another leader whose liberalism and possible instability was seen as a threat to the old men in the Kremlin.
Beginning in March 1964, Supreme Soviet head Leonid Brezhnev began discussing Khrushchev’s removal with his colleagues. While Brezhnev considered having Khrushchev arrested as he returned from a trip to Scandinavia in June, he instead spent time persuading members of the Central Committee to support the ousting of Khrushchev, remembering how crucial the Committee’s support had been to Khrushchev in defeating the Anti-Party Group plot. Brezhnev was given ample time for his conspiracy; Khrushchev was absent from Moscow for a total of five months between January and September 1964.
The conspirators, led by Brezhnev, First Deputy Premier Alexander Shelepin, and KGB Chairman Vladimir Semichastny, struck in October 1964, while Khrushchev was on vacation at Pitsunda, Abkhazia. On October 12, Brezhnev called Khrushchev to notify him of a special Presidium meeting to be held the following day, ostensibly on the subject of agriculture. Even though Khrushchev suspected the real reason for the meeting, he flew to Moscow to be attacked by Brezhnev and other Presidium members for his policy failures and what his colleagues deemed to be erratic behavior. Khrushchev put up little resistance, and that night called his friend and Presidium colleague Anastas Mikoyan, and told him,
Khrushchev may have gone quietly because he had ordered the Kennedy assassination. He may have felt somewhat to blame as well as the possibility it could be used against him. They would claim he did it for personal reasons and exposed the country to war.
If the Kremlin was a place of such intrigue and uncertainty and risk, they may have felt emboldened to go after Kennedy. They saw him as a threat just like Khrushchev. Given the Kennedy brother efforts to have Castro assassinated, they may have felt Kennedy was fair game.
So Kennedy and Khrushchev were removed. The Kremlin settled down to almost 25 years of quiet until a new reformer, Gorbachev and a new antiCommunist destabilized the Soviet Union and ended it.
Did the Kremlin remove two men who were a source of instability and a threat to their rule? One in America, one in Russia?
Overwhelmingly, Russia and Cuba benefited from the removal of Kennedy. Oswald showed support of both and met with both before the assassination.
What of Jack Ruby?
Discussion of Ruby’s ties to Cuba, mafia, etc.
Russia has a pattern of assassinations world-wide stretching back even to Tsarist times. Anarchists from Russia also were part of assassinations in the US, including attempted of Frick and President McKinley.
We know that Putin carried on this tradition with Alexander Litvinenko in 2006.
Berezovsky seems likely to have been killed as part of the return of Stanley Fischer to the US, since Berezovsky likely had used kompromat on Stanley Fischer to get IMF loans in the 1990s. Russia and Israel were covering that up. Obviously, elements of the US government know of this now and likely some have known since the 1990s.
Clinton may have used it to help get IRS audits of Paula Jones because Larry Summers was head of the IRS reorg in the late 1990s including in 1997 and the IRS was without a commissioner during that time. At that time, Paul Sameulson uncle of Summers was linked to the Fischer plagiraism and Russia’s use of plagiarism. Also possibly involved were Kenneth Arrow and possibly Summers’ own parents as go-betweens in the 1970s to get Arrow to nominate Kantorovich for the Nobel Prize in econ to help get Samuelson from being exposed by Russia then.
LTCM bet on Russia government bonds likely knowing of this history and even being part of it. That was covered up and concealed by Congress including by the Federal Reserve then or since then.
That gives Putin huge leverage over the US establishment. Leverage he counted on to invade Ukraine and get away with it.
Did Putin invent such bold acts as shooting down MH17 and possibly MH370, Polish airplane, Boston Bombing, etc? Or was this small change compared to killing Kennedy? Putin may not be a bold innovator but simply following in long established tradition that has already led to the greatest assassination of the Cold War and which may have given the Soviet Union an extra 10 or even 25 years.
What about other mysteries? Did al Qaeda get support from Russia? Perhaps intelligence passed through before 9/11? Did Israel give Russia intel from US that Russia gave to a front group run by a Russian Private Security company like Mongoose or Mangust? That is linked to Renova Group, Viktor Vekselberg and Alexander Zyurikov. They have an extensive history in Central Asia and the same places as the Boston Bombing group spent time in.
Much later, the highest-ranking Soviet Bloc intelligence defector, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, said that he had a conversation with Nicolae Ceauşescu who told him about “ten international leaders the Kremlin killed or tried to kill”: “László Rajk and Imre Nagy of Hungary; Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu and Gheorghiu-Dej in Romania; Rudolf Slánský, the head of Czechoslovakia; and Jan Masaryk, that country’s chief diplomat; the Shah of Iran; Palmiro Togliatti of Italy; American President John F. Kennedy; andMao Zedong.” Pacepa provided some additional details, such as a plot to kill Mao Zedong with the help of Lin Biao organized by the KGB and claimed that “among the leaders of Moscow’s satellite intelligence services there was unanimous agreement that the KGB had been involved in the assassination of President Kennedy.” Pacepa later released a book, Programmed to Kill: Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination, in 2007.
Pavel Sudoplatov was a Soviet intel officer involved in assassinating Trotsky in 1940 in Mexico City. He also was involved in atomic espionage. His book Special Tasks said Oppenheimer, Fermi, and Szilard went along with spying for Russia. This book came out in 1994 and caused a sensation in the US among physicists who denounced it on PBS News Hour.
Stanley Fischer became the Deputy IMF Director at IMF in 1994 and Summers handled IMF and Russia at US Treasury. The big loans from IMF to Russia then started in 1995. Berezovsky got his loans for shares in 1995. He was putting pressure on Fischer and Summers it appears. Vekselberg who was a math Ph.D. in Moscow then rose in mid 1990s likely because he knew Berezovsky in the 1980s when Berezovsky was at the Institute of Control Sciences which did optimization work such as of use in transportation the area of the Moscow university that Vekselberg got his Ph.D.
Zyurikov had a history at cites in Russian Central Asia linked to Russia’s secret scientific work likely including some of the work in Russia’s use of plagiarism kompromat against American profs to get atomic secrets and Nobel Prize nominations and then IMF loans.
Russia’s history of plagiarism kompromat goes back to the 1920s and is closely linked to atomic secrets and economic intrigue at IMF and World Bank. A soviet spy helped found both of these, Harvard econ Ph.D. Harry Dexter White.
Harry Dexter White was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the seventh and youngest child of Jewish Lithuanian immigrants, Joseph Weit and Sarah Magilewski, who had settled in America in 1885.
Same background as Stanley Fischer but later and his parents went to Rhodesia where he was born. He then later went to Israel and then MIT in Boston where he plagiarized Nils Hakansson in his Ph.D. and involved Paul Samuelson so that Russia could apply leverage on him. This may have been a joint Israel Russia operation. Samuelson’s first Ph.D. student was a Communist who then went to Cowles Commission at U of Chicago. Some act possibly of plagiarism occurred there possibly involving the Harry Markowitz thesis at U of Chicago. The Stanley Fischer was copying Hakansson’s extension to multiple periods of the one period portfolio optimization of Roy and Markowitz. The Roy and Markowitz papers were both edited and published at Chicago in 1952. After that two people were fired by Cowles and the editorial office of Econometrica which published the Roy paper moved to Northwestern from U Chicago. Markowitz could ont get his Ph.D. approved until Cowles left Chicago in 1955. Markowitz got his Ph.D. the first quarter after Cowles Commission left.
Klein briefly joined the Communist Party during the 1940s, which led to trouble years later.
Paul Samuelson was president of the econometric society around 1952 the time of the firings and possible plagiarism. The same profs who sponsored Hakansson’s thesis that was plagiarized also sponsored that of Markowitz at Chicago, including Koopmans and Jacob Marschak.
Koopmans helped Kantorovich get the Nobel Prize in econ in 1975 and shared it with him. Hakansson was at Yale from 1967 to 1969 with Stiglitz while this was happening.
Jacob Marschak (until 1933 Jakob) was born in Kiev as a son of a jeweller. During his studies he joined the social democraticMenshevik Party, becoming a member of the Menshevik International Caucus. In 1918 he was the labor minister in the Terek Soviet Republic. In 1919 he emigrated to Germany, where he studied at the University of Berlin and the University of Heidelberg.
So it all one twisted ball for Russia. The Kennedy assassination could fit onto a crowed dance card of crime. Moreover, Kennedy was a threat to Russia. He also might have found out about some of these plots. If Kennedy had lived he would have been president while the MIT caper was starting in 1967 and 1968. Kennedy was bad news for Soviet intel ops all around.
Academia in the US was still full of Soviet spies and those who knew but said nothing in the 1960s. Kennedy was a crusading antiCommunist who inspired the young. He might have cracked much of the Soviet continuing spy apparatus in the US. That in turn could have led to exposure and another crisis with the Soviet Union. Kennedy’s death ended that possibility.
At any one time, Russia has multiple conspiracies and plots in various stages. These go from planning to cover-up. At any one time, they may feel that some person is a threat to these plots and remove them. This has been the entire history of the Soviet Union and to some extent even the Tsarist secret police had a history of operations abroad including in Paris before WWI as well as Central Asia.
The sooner the Stanley Fischer situation is exposed by the universities, Moody’s or the FBI and MI5 the sooner some of this is nipped in the bud. Allowing Russia to get away with these activities, whether Kennedy or not there are enough others, leads them to act more boldly. The more Russia thinks the FBI and MI5 are covering up for them because of politicians on the top exerting pressure, the bolder they will become. MH17, MH370, Boston Bombing, Berezovsky killing and Ukraine invasion may be part of that boldness from inaction by FBI and MI5.
Putin is former KGB. To Putin, if the FBI and MI5 help the politicians cover-up it shows the US and UK are paper tigers and he can do anything, even shoot down airplane(s) and get away with it. He can also feel he can kill inside our countries and get away with it.
This is draft and preliminary. The above is hypotheses and speculation. Comments and corrections welcome. Please restate as questions. All other disclaimers apply.
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