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MinM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 04:54 PM
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Reuters: Cuban ex-intelligence chief recalls JFK assassination
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE66A0B0
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:29am EDT

By Martin Roberts

GIJON, Spain, July 12 (Reuters Life!) - Like many, Fabian Escalante remembers what he was doing when he heard U.S. President John F. Kennedy had been shot: he was trying to stop the Central Intelligence Agency from toppling the Cuban government with the help of anti-Castro exiles.

Years later, when he had risen to head Cuba's Department of State Security, he was well placed to consider whether those same exiles may have had a hand in the Nov. 22, 1963 slaying of the dashing young president in Dallas.

Escalante does not claim to know who killed JFK, but says that Cuban exiles recruited by the CIA had planned to kill Kennedy twice in November 1963, because they felt the U.S. president had done too little to topple the government on the Caribbean island...

Escalante says one anti-Castro exile and former CIA operative who may hold clues to the JFK assassination is Luis Posada Carriles, who lives in Miami and is wanted in Cuba on charges of masterminding the 1976 bombing of a Cubana Airlines jet which killed 73 people... "He has a life insurance policy, which is what he knows about the Kennedy plot," Escalante said.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE66A0B0

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the other one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 05:35 PM
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1. JFKs death was revenge for Bay of Pigs
Cuban exiles, the mob which was thrown out by Castro, and rabid anti-communist US military/intelligence.
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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 07:20 PM
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2. This is an interesting tid bit
thanks
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 01:19 PM
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3. No coincidence that many involved in Watergate scandal had various linkage to Cuba and JFK as well
as to today MinM. Below is a link to an active GD thread that may be of some interest to you and others, it is related, solidly, to this one.

June 17, 1972-5 arrested at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Watergate Hotel (started 6-17-10)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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