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I watched last night Wilfried Huismann's "The Plot to Kill JFK: The Cuban Connection" The original title in German was "Rendezvous mit dem Tod: Warum John F. Kennedy sterben musste".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498709/

The film that I saw used an English narrator, Jim Carter (coincidently, a friend's former husband). Carter claims that the film is the result of many years research by the German director, Wilfried Huismann. However, the script is written by Gus Russo and he is credited as being a co-producer of the film.

The film starts with a FBI wire-taped recording of two Cubans joyfully talking about the assassination of JFK. The two people are never identified and could easily have been members of the anti-Castro Cuban community. Even if they were pro-Castro, as implied by the film, it is of no relevance to what follows.

We are then told very briefly that there is a LBJ memo that states that it is believed that Fabian Escalante of the Cuban G2, was in Dallas on the day of the assassination. Escalante is interviewed by Huismann in the film. He does not ask him about this claim on film (I expect he did but it was left out because he did not like the answer). He does comment about other evidence that apparently links G2 to the assassination but more of that later.

Huismann's main source for his theory that the assassination of JFK was carried out by G2 was an unidentified former Cuban agent given the name Oscar Marino. Marino is filmed in the dark from behind. He argues that G2 recruited Oswald to kill JFK and that Escalante met him in Mexico City. Marino says that he is unsure if Castro ordered the assassination.

Escalante is asked about this claim. He finds the idea ridiculous and claims he had never visited Mexico City. Huismann provides an interview with a Cuban exile who claims he saw Escalante in Mexico.

Huismann argues that he met a KGB agent in Austria. He showed him a document that states in 1962 the KGB thought that Oswald was a suspicious character and that they asked G2 to monitor his activities in the US. It was not explained why G2 should be given this job. Escalante also dismisses this idea and says the document the KGB agent showed Huismann must be a forgery.

Huismann shows a brief clip of an interview with the American journalist Daniel Harker who claimed that Castro threatened to have JFK killed. This claim has been dealt with by Dick Russell in his article JFK and the Cuban Connection (March, 1996):

In September 1963, Rolando Cubela travelled to Brazil to meet with CIA contacts about killing Castro. Simultaneously, an American journalist, Daniel Harker, interviewed Castro at a gathering inside Havana's Brazilian Embassy. Harker's article quoted Castro saying: "United States leaders should think that if they assist in terrorist plans to eliminate Cuban leaders, they themselves will not be safe." The story, widely disseminated in the US press, would be used by right-wing elements as evidence that Cuba was behind the assassination. But Escalante says the article was a distortion. He says what Castro really stated was: "American leaders should be careful because [the anti-Castro operations] were something nobody could control." He was not threatening JFK, but warning him.

Sam Halpern is also interviewed in the film. He states that the attempt to assassinate Castro was a Robert Kennedy operation. (Halpern argues that it is possible that JFK was unaware of this covert operation). Although Halpern does not say it, the narrator provides the opinion that Castro discovered details of this plot and therefore decided to get his revenge by killing JFK. He adds that this helps to explain why RFK goes along with the cover-up as he does not want to believe that his operation resulted in the death of his brother.

Huismann then looks at Oswald and points out that he was a Marxist, fled to the Soviet Union, returned to the US, formed the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in New Orleans and then tried to assassinate General Edwin Walker. This, according to Huismann, made him an ideal candidate for the G2 to recruit to kill JFK. (Personally, I would have thought his profile would mean that he was the last person G2 would have employed to carry out this deed.)

Huismann claimed that the conspirators discovered the route of JFK's motorcade through Dallas. Oswald was ordered to find a job in a company with a building on JFK's route. After sending in several applications he was finally given a job in the Texas School Book Depository. (Remember, this script has been written by Russo who must be aware of how Oswald really got the job.)

Another major source for is Lawrence Keenan, the FBI agent who was sent by Hoover to Mexico City following the assassination. Keenan admits that he did not carry out a full investigation into Oswald activities in Mexico City. Keenan claims that the reason for this was because Hoover/LBJ wanted Oswald to be seen as the lone-gunman and not part of any larger conspiracy.

Huismann goes to Mexico City with Keenan. They ask to see the archives concerning Oswald's stay in Mexico. Surprisingly they are given a few documents. Keenan then reads out from one document suggesting a link between Oswald and G2. Huismann then claims that the Mexican authorities decided they had made a mistake and took back these documents and tell them to leave the building.

Keenan tells Huismann that in 1963 he was told that the reason for this cover-up was that LBJ believed that Castro was behind the assassination and he feared that if this became public, it would result in a nuclear war. Surprisingly, Huismann/Russo did not use the LBJ telephone tapes where he tells his friends that he fears that a full-investigation of the assassination would trigger off a nuclear war, to back-up their theory.

Alexander Haig is also interviewed in the film. He claims that LBJ became convinced within a few days that Castro was behind the assassination of JFK. However, he gives another explanation for the cover-up. He claims that LBJ feared a right-wing uprising in America if this information became public.

The last part of the film concentrates on looking at who was running Oswald. Oscar Marino claims that the man within G2 who managed Oswald was none other than Rolando Cubela. Marino claimed that Cubela was a double agent and was only pretending to be working for the CIA.

Huismann interviews Cubela in Spain. He is accosted as he is walking along a street near his home in Madrid. Cubela talks openly about his involvement with the CIA plot to kill Castro. He is not asked why Castro allowed him to leave Cuba alive after making this confession while in captivity. Finally, Cubela is asked if he met with Oswald in Mexico City where he instructed him to assassinate JFK. Cubela admits to visited Mexico but denied he ever met Oswald or was involved in the assassination of JFK.

I think it is highly likely that Cubela was only pretending to work for the CIA in 1963. This explains the way Castro responded to the outing of Cubela by the CIA. After all, Castro is not known for his forgiving nature. However, if Cubela was playing this role, he would be the last person G2 would use to recruit Oswald. They would have known that the CIA would have been suspicious of Cubela's true motives and he would have been kept under close surveillance.

The film ends with another clip of the Sam Halpern interview. Halpern says he met Castro a few years ago. He added that he liked the man who he considered to be extremely intelligent. Halpern smiled that after outlasting eight presidents, Castro was the clear winner of the struggle between Cuba and the United States.

THE ABOVE

John, yes, the Huismann documentary does make a great many mistakes and does indeed go way too far in many of its claims. However, some of the claims are essentially correct. Oswald was indeed recruited by G2 in 1962 but not as an assassin, only as a political agitator, hence the Fair play for Cuba incident etc. This role, however, didn't satisfy Oswald who always imagined himself as more of a spy/agent type. In fact this explains why Oswald always used false names and fake addresses...in his own mind he believed he was indeed a spy. When Oswald discovered the motorcade route was passing the TSBD, a job he got by sheer chance, he contacted G2 and offered to "take out" Kennedy. No one was more supprised by this offer than G2 and Oswald wasn't taken at all seriously, but G2 played along, after of course pointing out they could in no way offer any assistance nor be at all invovled, but promising Oswald a hero's welcome in Cuba if he pulled it off. A promise G2 did not expect to have to fulfill and had absolutely no intention of fulfilling. Cuba would have denied all knowledge of Oswald, except of course for the cover storey of the failed application for a visa to Cuba. The rest, as they say is history, Oswald did of course successfully carry out the assassination, much to the astonishment and delight of G2. Incredibly, the CIA actually knew all along Oswald was a G2 asset but failed to warn the secreat service agents in charge of the motorcade because they didn't belive Oswald to be a potential danger. One of the reasons why they were more than willing to go along with Johnson's cover up. Denis.

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I watched last night Wilfried Huismann's "The Plot to Kill JFK: The Cuban Connection" The original title in German was "Rendezvous mit dem Tod: Warum John F. Kennedy sterben musste".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498709/

The film that I saw used an English narrator, Jim Carter (coincidently, a friend's former husband). Carter claims that the film is the result of many years research by the German director, Wilfried Huismann. However, the script is written by Gus Russo and he is credited as being a co-producer of the film.

The film starts with a FBI wire-taped recording of two Cubans joyfully talking about the assassination of JFK. The two people are never identified and could easily have been members of the anti-Castro Cuban community. Even if they were pro-Castro, as implied by the film, it is of no relevance to what follows.

We are then told very briefly that there is a LBJ memo that states that it is believed that Fabian Escalante of the Cuban G2, was in Dallas on the day of the assassination. Escalante is interviewed by Huismann in the film. He does not ask him about this claim on film (I expect he did but it was left out because he did not like the answer). He does comment about other evidence that apparently links G2 to the assassination but more of that later.

Huismann's main source for his theory that the assassination of JFK was carried out by G2 was an unidentified former Cuban agent given the name Oscar Marino. Marino is filmed in the dark from behind. He argues that G2 recruited Oswald to kill JFK and that Escalante met him in Mexico City. Marino says that he is unsure if Castro ordered the assassination.

Escalante is asked about this claim. He finds the idea ridiculous and claims he had never visited Mexico City. Huismann provides an interview with a Cuban exile who claims he saw Escalante in Mexico.

Huismann argues that he met a KGB agent in Austria. He showed him a document that states in 1962 the KGB thought that Oswald was a suspicious character and that they asked G2 to monitor his activities in the US. It was not explained why G2 should be given this job. Escalante also dismisses this idea and says the document the KGB agent showed Huismann must be a forgery.

Huismann shows a brief clip of an interview with the American journalist Daniel Harker who claimed that Castro threatened to have JFK killed. This claim has been dealt with by Dick Russell in his article JFK and the Cuban Connection (March, 1996):

In September 1963, Rolando Cubela travelled to Brazil to meet with CIA contacts about killing Castro. Simultaneously, an American journalist, Daniel Harker, interviewed Castro at a gathering inside Havana's Brazilian Embassy. Harker's article quoted Castro saying: "United States leaders should think that if they assist in terrorist plans to eliminate Cuban leaders, they themselves will not be safe." The story, widely disseminated in the US press, would be used by right-wing elements as evidence that Cuba was behind the assassination. But Escalante says the article was a distortion. He says what Castro really stated was: "American leaders should be careful because [the anti-Castro operations] were something nobody could control." He was not threatening JFK, but warning him.

Sam Halpern is also interviewed in the film. He states that the attempt to assassinate Castro was a Robert Kennedy operation. (Halpern argues that it is possible that JFK was unaware of this covert operation). Although Halpern does not say it, the narrator provides the opinion that Castro discovered details of this plot and therefore decided to get his revenge by killing JFK. He adds that this helps to explain why RFK goes along with the cover-up as he does not want to believe that his operation resulted in the death of his brother.

Huismann then looks at Oswald and points out that he was a Marxist, fled to the Soviet Union, returned to the US, formed the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in New Orleans and then tried to assassinate General Edwin Walker. This, according to Huismann, made him an ideal candidate for the G2 to recruit to kill JFK. (Personally, I would have thought his profile would mean that he was the last person G2 would have employed to carry out this deed.)

Huismann claimed that the conspirators discovered the route of JFK's motorcade through Dallas. Oswald was ordered to find a job in a company with a building on JFK's route. After sending in several applications he was finally given a job in the Texas School Book Depository. (Remember, this script has been written by Russo who must be aware of how Oswald really got the job.)

Another major source for is Lawrence Keenan, the FBI agent who was sent by Hoover to Mexico City following the assassination. Keenan admits that he did not carry out a full investigation into Oswald activities in Mexico City. Keenan claims that the reason for this was because Hoover/LBJ wanted Oswald to be seen as the lone-gunman and not part of any larger conspiracy.

Huismann goes to Mexico City with Keenan. They ask to see the archives concerning Oswald's stay in Mexico. Surprisingly they are given a few documents. Keenan then reads out from one document suggesting a link between Oswald and G2. Huismann then claims that the Mexican authorities decided they had made a mistake and took back these documents and tell them to leave the building.

Keenan tells Huismann that in 1963 he was told that the reason for this cover-up was that LBJ believed that Castro was behind the assassination and he feared that if this became public, it would result in a nuclear war. Surprisingly, Huismann/Russo did not use the LBJ telephone tapes where he tells his friends that he fears that a full-investigation of the assassination would trigger off a nuclear war, to back-up their theory.

Alexander Haig is also interviewed in the film. He claims that LBJ became convinced within a few days that Castro was behind the assassination of JFK. However, he gives another explanation for the cover-up. He claims that LBJ feared a right-wing uprising in America if this information became public.

The last part of the film concentrates on looking at who was running Oswald. Oscar Marino claims that the man within G2 who managed Oswald was none other than Rolando Cubela. Marino claimed that Cubela was a double agent and was only pretending to be working for the CIA.

Huismann interviews Cubela in Spain. He is accosted as he is walking along a street near his home in Madrid. Cubela talks openly about his involvement with the CIA plot to kill Castro. He is not asked why Castro allowed him to leave Cuba alive after making this confession while in captivity. Finally, Cubela is asked if he met with Oswald in Mexico City where he instructed him to assassinate JFK. Cubela admits to visited Mexico but denied he ever met Oswald or was involved in the assassination of JFK.

I think it is highly likely that Cubela was only pretending to work for the CIA in 1963. This explains the way Castro responded to the outing of Cubela by the CIA. After all, Castro is not known for his forgiving nature. However, if Cubela was playing this role, he would be the last person G2 would use to recruit Oswald. They would have known that the CIA would have been suspicious of Cubela's true motives and he would have been kept under close surveillance.

The film ends with another clip of the Sam Halpern interview. Halpern says he met Castro a few years ago. He added that he liked the man who he considered to be extremely intelligent. Halpern smiled that after outlasting eight presidents, Castro was the clear winner of the struggle between Cuba and the United States.

THE ABOVE IS

John, yes, the Huismann documentary does make a great many mistakes and does indeed go way too far in many of its claims. However, some of the claims are essentially correct. Oswald was indeed recruited by G2 in 1962 but not as an assassin, only as a political agitator, hence the Fair play for Cuba incident etc. This role, however, didn't satisfy Oswald who always imagined himself as more of a spy/agent type. In fact this explains why Oswald always used false names and fake addresses...in his own mind he believed he was indeed a spy. When Oswald discovered the motorcade route was passing the TSBD, a job he got by sheer chance, he contacted G2 and offered to "take out" Kennedy. No one was more supprised by this offer than G2 and Oswald wasn't taken at all seriously, but G2 played along, after of course pointing out they could in no way offer any assistance nor be at all invovled, but promising Oswald a hero's welcome in Cuba if he pulled it off. A promise G2 did not expect to have to fulfill and had absolutely no intention of fulfilling. Cuba would have denied all knowledge of Oswald, except of course for the cover storey of the failed application for a visa to Cuba. The rest, as they say is history, Oswald did of course successfully carry out the assassination, much to the astonishment and delight of G2. Incredibly, the CIA actually knew all along Oswald was a G2 asset but failed to warn the secreat service agents in charge of the motorcade because they didn't belive Oswald to be a potential danger. One of the reasons why they were more than willing to go along with Johnson's cover up. Denis.

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I watched last night Wilfried Huismann's "The Plot to Kill JFK: The Cuban Connection" The original title in German was "Rendezvous mit dem Tod: Warum John F. Kennedy sterben musste".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498709/

The film that I saw used an English narrator, Jim Carter (coincidently, a friend's former husband). Carter claims that the film is the result of many years research by the German director, Wilfried Huismann. However, the script is written by Gus Russo and he is credited as being a co-producer of the film.

The film starts with a FBI wire-taped recording of two Cubans joyfully talking about the assassination of JFK. The two people are never identified and could easily have been members of the anti-Castro Cuban community. Even if they were pro-Castro, as implied by the film, it is of no relevance to what follows.

We are then told very briefly that there is a LBJ memo that states that it is believed that Fabian Escalante of the Cuban G2, was in Dallas on the day of the assassination. Escalante is interviewed by Huismann in the film. He does not ask him about this claim on film (I expect he did but it was left out because he did not like the answer). He does comment about other evidence that apparently links G2 to the assassination but more of that later.

Huismann's main source for his theory that the assassination of JFK was carried out by G2 was an unidentified former Cuban agent given the name Oscar Marino. Marino is filmed in the dark from behind. He argues that G2 recruited Oswald to kill JFK and that Escalante met him in Mexico City. Marino says that he is unsure if Castro ordered the assassination.

Escalante is asked about this claim. He finds the idea ridiculous and claims he had never visited Mexico City. Huismann provides an interview with a Cuban exile who claims he saw Escalante in Mexico.

Huismann argues that he met a KGB agent in Austria. He showed him a document that states in 1962 the KGB thought that Oswald was a suspicious character and that they asked G2 to monitor his activities in the US. It was not explained why G2 should be given this job. Escalante also dismisses this idea and says the document the KGB agent showed Huismann must be a forgery.

Huismann shows a brief clip of an interview with the American journalist Daniel Harker who claimed that Castro threatened to have JFK killed. This claim has been dealt with by Dick Russell in his article JFK and the Cuban Connection (March, 1996):

In September 1963, Rolando Cubela travelled to Brazil to meet with CIA contacts about killing Castro. Simultaneously, an American journalist, Daniel Harker, interviewed Castro at a gathering inside Havana's Brazilian Embassy. Harker's article quoted Castro saying: "United States leaders should think that if they assist in terrorist plans to eliminate Cuban leaders, they themselves will not be safe." The story, widely disseminated in the US press, would be used by right-wing elements as evidence that Cuba was behind the assassination. But Escalante says the article was a distortion. He says what Castro really stated was: "American leaders should be careful because [the anti-Castro operations] were something nobody could control." He was not threatening JFK, but warning him.

Sam Halpern is also interviewed in the film. He states that the attempt to assassinate Castro was a Robert Kennedy operation. (Halpern argues that it is possible that JFK was unaware of this covert operation). Although Halpern does not say it, the narrator provides the opinion that Castro discovered details of this plot and therefore decided to get his revenge by killing JFK. He adds that this helps to explain why RFK goes along with the cover-up as he does not want to believe that his operation resulted in the death of his brother.

Huismann then looks at Oswald and points out that he was a Marxist, fled to the Soviet Union, returned to the US, formed the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in New Orleans and then tried to assassinate General Edwin Walker. This, according to Huismann, made him an ideal candidate for the G2 to recruit to kill JFK. (Personally, I would have thought his profile would mean that he was the last person G2 would have employed to carry out this deed.)

Huismann claimed that the conspirators discovered the route of JFK's motorcade through Dallas. Oswald was ordered to find a job in a company with a building on JFK's route. After sending in several applications he was finally given a job in the Texas School Book Depository. (Remember, this script has been written by Russo who must be aware of how Oswald really got the job.)

Another major source for is Lawrence Keenan, the FBI agent who was sent by Hoover to Mexico City following the assassination. Keenan admits that he did not carry out a full investigation into Oswald activities in Mexico City. Keenan claims that the reason for this was because Hoover/LBJ wanted Oswald to be seen as the lone-gunman and not part of any larger conspiracy.

Huismann goes to Mexico City with Keenan. They ask to see the archives concerning Oswald's stay in Mexico. Surprisingly they are given a few documents. Keenan then reads out from one document suggesting a link between Oswald and G2. Huismann then claims that the Mexican authorities decided they had made a mistake and took back these documents and tell them to leave the building.

Keenan tells Huismann that in 1963 he was told that the reason for this cover-up was that LBJ believed that Castro was behind the assassination and he feared that if this became public, it would result in a nuclear war. Surprisingly, Huismann/Russo did not use the LBJ telephone tapes where he tells his friends that he fears that a full-investigation of the assassination would trigger off a nuclear war, to back-up their theory.

Alexander Haig is also interviewed in the film. He claims that LBJ became convinced within a few days that Castro was behind the assassination of JFK. However, he gives another explanation for the cover-up. He claims that LBJ feared a right-wing uprising in America if this information became public.

The last part of the film concentrates on looking at who was running Oswald. Oscar Marino claims that the man within G2 who managed Oswald was none other than Rolando Cubela. Marino claimed that Cubela was a double agent and was only pretending to be working for the CIA.

Huismann interviews Cubela in Spain. He is accosted as he is walking along a street near his home in Madrid. Cubela talks openly about his involvement with the CIA plot to kill Castro. He is not asked why Castro allowed him to leave Cuba alive after making this confession while in captivity. Finally, Cubela is asked if he met with Oswald in Mexico City where he instructed him to assassinate JFK. Cubela admits to visited Mexico but denied he ever met Oswald or was involved in the assassination of JFK.

I think it is highly likely that Cubela was only pretending to work for the CIA in 1963. This explains the way Castro responded to the outing of Cubela by the CIA. After all, Castro is not known for his forgiving nature. However, if Cubela was playing this role, he would be the last person G2 would use to recruit Oswald. They would have known that the CIA would have been suspicious of Cubela's true motives and he would have been kept under close surveillance.

The film ends with another clip of the Sam Halpern interview. Halpern says he met Castro a few years ago. He added that he liked the man who he considered to be extremely intelligent. Halpern smiled that after outlasting eight presidents, Castro was the clear winner of the struggle between Cuba and the United States.

THE ABOVE APPEARS

John, yes, the Huismann documentary does make a great many mistakes and does indeed go way too far in many of its claims. However, some of the claims are essentially correct. Oswald was indeed recruited by G2 in 1962 but not as an assassin, only as a political agitator, hence the Fair play for Cuba incident etc. This role, however, didn't satisfy Oswald who always imagined himself as more of a spy/agent type. In fact this explains why Oswald always used false names and fake addresses...in his own mind he believed he was indeed a spy. When Oswald discovered the motorcade route was passing the TSBD, a job he got by sheer chance, he contacted G2 and offered to "take out" Kennedy. No one was more supprised by this offer than G2 and Oswald wasn't taken at all seriously, but G2 played along, after of course pointing out they could in no way offer any assistance nor be at all invovled, but promising Oswald a hero's welcome in Cuba if he pulled it off. A promise G2 did not expect to have to fulfill and had absolutely no intention of fulfilling. Cuba would have denied all knowledge of Oswald, except of course for the cover storey of the failed application for a visa to Cuba. The rest, as they say is history, Oswald did of course successfully carry out the assassination, much to the astonishment and delight of G2. Incredibly, the CIA actually knew all along Oswald was a G2 asset but failed to warn the secreat service agents in charge of the motorcade because they didn't belive Oswald to be a potential danger. One of the reasons why they were more than willing to go along with Johnson's cover up. Denis.

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I watched last night Wilfried Huismann's "The Plot to Kill JFK: The Cuban Connection" The original title in German was "Rendezvous mit dem Tod: Warum John F. Kennedy sterben musste".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498709/

The film that I saw used an English narrator, Jim Carter (coincidently, a friend's former husband). Carter claims that the film is the result of many years research by the German director, Wilfried Huismann. However, the script is written by Gus Russo and he is credited as being a co-producer of the film.

The film starts with a FBI wire-taped recording of two Cubans joyfully talking about the assassination of JFK. The two people are never identified and could easily have been members of the anti-Castro Cuban community. Even if they were pro-Castro, as implied by the film, it is of no relevance to what follows.

We are then told very briefly that there is a LBJ memo that states that it is believed that Fabian Escalante of the Cuban G2, was in Dallas on the day of the assassination. Escalante is interviewed by Huismann in the film. He does not ask him about this claim on film (I expect he did but it was left out because he did not like the answer). He does comment about other evidence that apparently links G2 to the assassination but more of that later.

Huismann's main source for his theory that the assassination of JFK was carried out by G2 was an unidentified former Cuban agent given the name Oscar Marino. Marino is filmed in the dark from behind. He argues that G2 recruited Oswald to kill JFK and that Escalante met him in Mexico City. Marino says that he is unsure if Castro ordered the assassination.

Escalante is asked about this claim. He finds the idea ridiculous and claims he had never visited Mexico City. Huismann provides an interview with a Cuban exile who claims he saw Escalante in Mexico.

Huismann argues that he met a KGB agent in Austria. He showed him a document that states in 1962 the KGB thought that Oswald was a suspicious character and that they asked G2 to monitor his activities in the US. It was not explained why G2 should be given this job. Escalante also dismisses this idea and says the document the KGB agent showed Huismann must be a forgery.

Huismann shows a brief clip of an interview with the American journalist Daniel Harker who claimed that Castro threatened to have JFK killed. This claim has been dealt with by Dick Russell in his article JFK and the Cuban Connection (March, 1996):

In September 1963, Rolando Cubela travelled to Brazil to meet with CIA contacts about killing Castro. Simultaneously, an American journalist, Daniel Harker, interviewed Castro at a gathering inside Havana's Brazilian Embassy. Harker's article quoted Castro saying: "United States leaders should think that if they assist in terrorist plans to eliminate Cuban leaders, they themselves will not be safe." The story, widely disseminated in the US press, would be used by right-wing elements as evidence that Cuba was behind the assassination. But Escalante says the article was a distortion. He says what Castro really stated was: "American leaders should be careful because [the anti-Castro operations] were something nobody could control." He was not threatening JFK, but warning him.

Sam Halpern is also interviewed in the film. He states that the attempt to assassinate Castro was a Robert Kennedy operation. (Halpern argues that it is possible that JFK was unaware of this covert operation). Although Halpern does not say it, the narrator provides the opinion that Castro discovered details of this plot and therefore decided to get his revenge by killing JFK. He adds that this helps to explain why RFK goes along with the cover-up as he does not want to believe that his operation resulted in the death of his brother.

Huismann then looks at Oswald and points out that he was a Marxist, fled to the Soviet Union, returned to the US, formed the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in New Orleans and then tried to assassinate General Edwin Walker. This, according to Huismann, made him an ideal candidate for the G2 to recruit to kill JFK. (Personally, I would have thought his profile would mean that he was the last person G2 would have employed to carry out this deed.)

Huismann claimed that the conspirators discovered the route of JFK's motorcade through Dallas. Oswald was ordered to find a job in a company with a building on JFK's route. After sending in several applications he was finally given a job in the Texas School Book Depository. (Remember, this script has been written by Russo who must be aware of how Oswald really got the job.)

Another major source for is Lawrence Keenan, the FBI agent who was sent by Hoover to Mexico City following the assassination. Keenan admits that he did not carry out a full investigation into Oswald activities in Mexico City. Keenan claims that the reason for this was because Hoover/LBJ wanted Oswald to be seen as the lone-gunman and not part of any larger conspiracy.

Huismann goes to Mexico City with Keenan. They ask to see the archives concerning Oswald's stay in Mexico. Surprisingly they are given a few documents. Keenan then reads out from one document suggesting a link between Oswald and G2. Huismann then claims that the Mexican authorities decided they had made a mistake and took back these documents and tell them to leave the building.

Keenan tells Huismann that in 1963 he was told that the reason for this cover-up was that LBJ believed that Castro was behind the assassination and he feared that if this became public, it would result in a nuclear war. Surprisingly, Huismann/Russo did not use the LBJ telephone tapes where he tells his friends that he fears that a full-investigation of the assassination would trigger off a nuclear war, to back-up their theory.

Alexander Haig is also interviewed in the film. He claims that LBJ became convinced within a few days that Castro was behind the assassination of JFK. However, he gives another explanation for the cover-up. He claims that LBJ feared a right-wing uprising in America if this information became public.

The last part of the film concentrates on looking at who was running Oswald. Oscar Marino claims that the man within G2 who managed Oswald was none other than Rolando Cubela. Marino claimed that Cubela was a double agent and was only pretending to be working for the CIA.

Huismann interviews Cubela in Spain. He is accosted as he is walking along a street near his home in Madrid. Cubela talks openly about his involvement with the CIA plot to kill Castro. He is not asked why Castro allowed him to leave Cuba alive after making this confession while in captivity. Finally, Cubela is asked if he met with Oswald in Mexico City where he instructed him to assassinate JFK. Cubela admits to visited Mexico but denied he ever met Oswald or was involved in the assassination of JFK.

I think it is highly likely that Cubela was only pretending to work for the CIA in 1963. This explains the way Castro responded to the outing of Cubela by the CIA. After all, Castro is not known for his forgiving nature. However, if Cubela was playing this role, he would be the last person G2 would use to recruit Oswald. They would have known that the CIA would have been suspicious of Cubela's true motives and he would have been kept under close surveillance.

The film ends with another clip of the Sam Halpern interview. Halpern says he met Castro a few years ago. He added that he liked the man who he considered to be extremely intelligent. Halpern smiled that after outlasting eight presidents, Castro was the clear winner of the struggle between Cuba and the United States.

THE ABOVE APPEARS TO B

John, yes, the Huismann documentary does make a great many mistakes and does indeed go way too far in many of its claims. However, some of the claims are essentially correct. Oswald was indeed recruited by G2 in 1962 but not as an assassin, only as a political agitator, hence the Fair play for Cuba incident etc. This role, however, didn't satisfy Oswald who always imagined himself as more of a spy/agent type. In fact this explains why Oswald always used false names and fake addresses...in his own mind he believed he was indeed a spy. When Oswald discovered the motorcade route was passing the TSBD, a job he got by sheer chance, he contacted G2 and offered to "take out" Kennedy. No one was more supprised by this offer than G2 and Oswald wasn't taken at all seriously, but G2 played along, after of course pointing out they could in no way offer any assistance nor be at all invovled, but promising Oswald a hero's welcome in Cuba if he pulled it off. A promise G2 did not expect to have to fulfill and had absolutely no intention of fulfilling. Cuba would have denied all knowledge of Oswald, except of course for the cover storey of the failed application for a visa to Cuba. The rest, as they say is history, Oswald did of course successfully carry out the assassination, much to the astonishment and delight of G2. Incredibly, the CIA actually knew all along Oswald was a G2 asset but failed to warn the secreat service agents in charge of the motorcade because they didn't belive Oswald to be a potential danger. One of the reasons why they were more than willing to go along with Johnson's cover up. Denis.

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I watched last night Wilfried Huismann's "The Plot to Kill JFK: The Cuban Connection" The original title in German was "Rendezvous mit dem Tod: Warum John F. Kennedy sterben musste".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498709/

The film that I saw used an English narrator, Jim Carter (coincidently, a friend's former husband). Carter claims that the film is the result of many years research by the German director, Wilfried Huismann. However, the script is written by Gus Russo and he is credited as being a co-producer of the film.

The film starts with a FBI wire-taped recording of two Cubans joyfully talking about the assassination of JFK. The two people are never identified and could easily have been members of the anti-Castro Cuban community. Even if they were pro-Castro, as implied by the film, it is of no relevance to what follows.

We are then told very briefly that there is a LBJ memo that states that it is believed that Fabian Escalante of the Cuban G2, was in Dallas on the day of the assassination. Escalante is interviewed by Huismann in the film. He does not ask him about this claim on film (I expect he did but it was left out because he did not like the answer). He does comment about other evidence that apparently links G2 to the assassination but more of that later.

Huismann's main source for his theory that the assassination of JFK was carried out by G2 was an unidentified former Cuban agent given the name Oscar Marino. Marino is filmed in the dark from behind. He argues that G2 recruited Oswald to kill JFK and that Escalante met him in Mexico City. Marino says that he is unsure if Castro ordered the assassination.

Escalante is asked about this claim. He finds the idea ridiculous and claims he had never visited Mexico City. Huismann provides an interview with a Cuban exile who claims he saw Escalante in Mexico.

Huismann argues that he met a KGB agent in Austria. He showed him a document that states in 1962 the KGB thought that Oswald was a suspicious character and that they asked G2 to monitor his activities in the US. It was not explained why G2 should be given this job. Escalante also dismisses this idea and says the document the KGB agent showed Huismann must be a forgery.

Huismann shows a brief clip of an interview with the American journalist Daniel Harker who claimed that Castro threatened to have JFK killed. This claim has been dealt with by Dick Russell in his article JFK and the Cuban Connection (March, 1996):

In September 1963, Rolando Cubela travelled to Brazil to meet with CIA contacts about killing Castro. Simultaneously, an American journalist, Daniel Harker, interviewed Castro at a gathering inside Havana's Brazilian Embassy. Harker's article quoted Castro saying: "United States leaders should think that if they assist in terrorist plans to eliminate Cuban leaders, they themselves will not be safe." The story, widely disseminated in the US press, would be used by right-wing elements as evidence that Cuba was behind the assassination. But Escalante says the article was a distortion. He says what Castro really stated was: "American leaders should be careful because [the anti-Castro operations] were something nobody could control." He was not threatening JFK, but warning him.

Sam Halpern is also interviewed in the film. He states that the attempt to assassinate Castro was a Robert Kennedy operation. (Halpern argues that it is possible that JFK was unaware of this covert operation). Although Halpern does not say it, the narrator provides the opinion that Castro discovered details of this plot and therefore decided to get his revenge by killing JFK. He adds that this helps to explain why RFK goes along with the cover-up as he does not want to believe that his operation resulted in the death of his brother.

Huismann then looks at Oswald and points out that he was a Marxist, fled to the Soviet Union, returned to the US, formed the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in New Orleans and then tried to assassinate General Edwin Walker. This, according to Huismann, made him an ideal candidate for the G2 to recruit to kill JFK. (Personally, I would have thought his profile would mean that he was the last person G2 would have employed to carry out this deed.)

Huismann claimed that the conspirators discovered the route of JFK's motorcade through Dallas. Oswald was ordered to find a job in a company with a building on JFK's route. After sending in several applications he was finally given a job in the Texas School Book Depository. (Remember, this script has been written by Russo who must be aware of how Oswald really got the job.)

Another major source for is Lawrence Keenan, the FBI agent who was sent by Hoover to Mexico City following the assassination. Keenan admits that he did not carry out a full investigation into Oswald activities in Mexico City. Keenan claims that the reason for this was because Hoover/LBJ wanted Oswald to be seen as the lone-gunman and not part of any larger conspiracy.

Huismann goes to Mexico City with Keenan. They ask to see the archives concerning Oswald's stay in Mexico. Surprisingly they are given a few documents. Keenan then reads out from one document suggesting a link between Oswald and G2. Huismann then claims that the Mexican authorities decided they had made a mistake and took back these documents and tell them to leave the building.

Keenan tells Huismann that in 1963 he was told that the reason for this cover-up was that LBJ believed that Castro was behind the assassination and he feared that if this became public, it would result in a nuclear war. Surprisingly, Huismann/Russo did not use the LBJ telephone tapes where he tells his friends that he fears that a full-investigation of the assassination would trigger off a nuclear war, to back-up their theory.

Alexander Haig is also interviewed in the film. He claims that LBJ became convinced within a few days that Castro was behind the assassination of JFK. However, he gives another explanation for the cover-up. He claims that LBJ feared a right-wing uprising in America if this information became public.

The last part of the film concentrates on looking at who was running Oswald. Oscar Marino claims that the man within G2 who managed Oswald was none other than Rolando Cubela. Marino claimed that Cubela was a double agent and was only pretending to be working for the CIA.

Huismann interviews Cubela in Spain. He is accosted as he is walking along a street near his home in Madrid. Cubela talks openly about his involvement with the CIA plot to kill Castro. He is not asked why Castro allowed him to leave Cuba alive after making this confession while in captivity. Finally, Cubela is asked if he met with Oswald in Mexico City where he instructed him to assassinate JFK. Cubela admits to visited Mexico but denied he ever met Oswald or was involved in the assassination of JFK.

I think it is highly likely that Cubela was only pretending to work for the CIA in 1963. This explains the way Castro responded to the outing of Cubela by the CIA. After all, Castro is not known for his forgiving nature. However, if Cubela was playing this role, he would be the last person G2 would use to recruit Oswald. They would have known that the CIA would have been suspicious of Cubela's true motives and he would have been kept under close surveillance.

The film ends with another clip of the Sam Halpern interview. Halpern says he met Castro a few years ago. He added that he liked the man who he considered to be extremely intelligent. Halpern smiled that after outlasting eight presidents, Castro was the clear winner of the struggle between Cuba and the United States.

THE ABOVE APPEARS TO BE

John, yes, the Huismann documentary does make a great many mistakes and does indeed go way too far in many of its claims. However, some of the claims are essentially correct. Oswald was indeed recruited by G2 in 1962 but not as an assassin, only as a political agitator, hence the Fair play for Cuba incident etc. This role, however, didn't satisfy Oswald who always imagined himself as more of a spy/agent type. In fact this explains why Oswald always used false names and fake addresses...in his own mind he believed he was indeed a spy. When Oswald discovered the motorcade route was passing the TSBD, a job he got by sheer chance, he contacted G2 and offered to "take out" Kennedy. No one was more supprised by this offer than G2 and Oswald wasn't taken at all seriously, but G2 played along, after of course pointing out they could in no way offer any assistance nor be at all invovled, but promising Oswald a hero's welcome in Cuba if he pulled it off. A promise G2 did not expect to have to fulfill and had absolutely no intention of fulfilling. Cuba would have denied all knowledge of Oswald, except of course for the cover storey of the failed application for a visa to Cuba. The rest, as they say is history, Oswald did of course successfully carry out the assassination, much to the astonishment and delight of G2. Incredibly, the CIA actually knew all along Oswald was a G2 asset but failed to warn the secreat service agents in charge of the motorcade because they didn't belive Oswald to be a potential danger. One of the reasons why they were more than willing to go along with Johnson's cover up. Denis.

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I watched last night Wilfried Huismann's "The Plot to Kill JFK: The Cuban Connection" The original title in German was "Rendezvous mit dem Tod: Warum John F. Kennedy sterben musste".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498709/

The film that I saw used an English narrator, Jim Carter (coincidently, a friend's former husband). Carter claims that the film is the result of many years research by the German director, Wilfried Huismann. However, the script is written by Gus Russo and he is credited as being a co-producer of the film.

The film starts with a FBI wire-taped recording of two Cubans joyfully talking about the assassination of JFK. The two people are never identified and could easily have been members of the anti-Castro Cuban community. Even if they were pro-Castro, as implied by the film, it is of no relevance to what follows.

We are then told very briefly that there is a LBJ memo that states that it is believed that Fabian Escalante of the Cuban G2, was in Dallas on the day of the assassination. Escalante is interviewed by Huismann in the film. He does not ask him about this claim on film (I expect he did but it was left out because he did not like the answer). He does comment about other evidence that apparently links G2 to the assassination but more of that later.

Huismann's main source for his theory that the assassination of JFK was carried out by G2 was an unidentified former Cuban agent given the name Oscar Marino. Marino is filmed in the dark from behind. He argues that G2 recruited Oswald to kill JFK and that Escalante met him in Mexico City. Marino says that he is unsure if Castro ordered the assassination.

Escalante is asked about this claim. He finds the idea ridiculous and claims he had never visited Mexico City. Huismann provides an interview with a Cuban exile who claims he saw Escalante in Mexico.

Huismann argues that he met a KGB agent in Austria. He showed him a document that states in 1962 the KGB thought that Oswald was a suspicious character and that they asked G2 to monitor his activities in the US. It was not explained why G2 should be given this job. Escalante also dismisses this idea and says the document the KGB agent showed Huismann must be a forgery.

Huismann shows a brief clip of an interview with the American journalist Daniel Harker who claimed that Castro threatened to have JFK killed. This claim has been dealt with by Dick Russell in his article JFK and the Cuban Connection (March, 1996):

In September 1963, Rolando Cubela travelled to Brazil to meet with CIA contacts about killing Castro. Simultaneously, an American journalist, Daniel Harker, interviewed Castro at a gathering inside Havana's Brazilian Embassy. Harker's article quoted Castro saying: "United States leaders should think that if they assist in terrorist plans to eliminate Cuban leaders, they themselves will not be safe." The story, widely disseminated in the US press, would be used by right-wing elements as evidence that Cuba was behind the assassination. But Escalante says the article was a distortion. He says what Castro really stated was: "American leaders should be careful because [the anti-Castro operations] were something nobody could control." He was not threatening JFK, but warning him.

Sam Halpern is also interviewed in the film. He states that the attempt to assassinate Castro was a Robert Kennedy operation. (Halpern argues that it is possible that JFK was unaware of this covert operation). Although Halpern does not say it, the narrator provides the opinion that Castro discovered details of this plot and therefore decided to get his revenge by killing JFK. He adds that this helps to explain why RFK goes along with the cover-up as he does not want to believe that his operation resulted in the death of his brother.

Huismann then looks at Oswald and points out that he was a Marxist, fled to the Soviet Union, returned to the US, formed the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in New Orleans and then tried to assassinate General Edwin Walker. This, according to Huismann, made him an ideal candidate for the G2 to recruit to kill JFK. (Personally, I would have thought his profile would mean that he was the last person G2 would have employed to carry out this deed.)

Huismann claimed that the conspirators discovered the route of JFK's motorcade through Dallas. Oswald was ordered to find a job in a company with a building on JFK's route. After sending in several applications he was finally given a job in the Texas School Book Depository. (Remember, this script has been written by Russo who must be aware of how Oswald really got the job.)

Another major source for is Lawrence Keenan, the FBI agent who was sent by Hoover to Mexico City following the assassination. Keenan admits that he did not carry out a full investigation into Oswald activities in Mexico City. Keenan claims that the reason for this was because Hoover/LBJ wanted Oswald to be seen as the lone-gunman and not part of any larger conspiracy.

Huismann goes to Mexico City with Keenan. They ask to see the archives concerning Oswald's stay in Mexico. Surprisingly they are given a few documents. Keenan then reads out from one document suggesting a link between Oswald and G2. Huismann then claims that the Mexican authorities decided they had made a mistake and took back these documents and tell them to leave the building.

Keenan tells Huismann that in 1963 he was told that the reason for this cover-up was that LBJ believed that Castro was behind the assassination and he feared that if this became public, it would result in a nuclear war. Surprisingly, Huismann/Russo did not use the LBJ telephone tapes where he tells his friends that he fears that a full-investigation of the assassination would trigger off a nuclear war, to back-up their theory.

Alexander Haig is also interviewed in the film. He claims that LBJ became convinced within a few days that Castro was behind the assassination of JFK. However, he gives another explanation for the cover-up. He claims that LBJ feared a right-wing uprising in America if this information became public.

The last part of the film concentrates on looking at who was running Oswald. Oscar Marino claims that the man within G2 who managed Oswald was none other than Rolando Cubela. Marino claimed that Cubela was a double agent and was only pretending to be working for the CIA.

Huismann interviews Cubela in Spain. He is accosted as he is walking along a street near his home in Madrid. Cubela talks openly about his involvement with the CIA plot to kill Castro. He is not asked why Castro allowed him to leave Cuba alive after making this confession while in captivity. Finally, Cubela is asked if he met with Oswald in Mexico City where he instructed him to assassinate JFK. Cubela admits to visited Mexico but denied he ever met Oswald or was involved in the assassination of JFK.

I think it is highly likely that Cubela was only pretending to work for the CIA in 1963. This explains the way Castro responded to the outing of Cubela by the CIA. After all, Castro is not known for his forgiving nature. However, if Cubela was playing this role, he would be the last person G2 would use to recruit Oswald. They would have known that the CIA would have been suspicious of Cubela's true motives and he would have been kept under close surveillance.

The film ends with another clip of the Sam Halpern interview. Halpern says he met Castro a few years ago. He added that he liked the man who he considered to be extremely intelligent. Halpern smiled that after outlasting eight presidents, Castro was the clear winner of the struggle between Cuba and the United States.

THE ABOVE APPEARS TO BE AN ACCURATE RENDITION OF THE FILM, WHICH IS CLEARLY BLACK PROPAGANDA AS ESPOUSED BY GUS RUSSO AND COMPANY.

WHAT'S BELOW APPEARS TO BE THE SAME THING.

John, yes, the Huismann documentary does claims. However, some of the claims are essentially correct. Oswald was indeed recruited by G2 in make a great many mistakes and does indeed go way too far in many of its 1962 but not as an assassin, only as a political agitator, hence the Fair play for Cuba incident etc. This role, however, didn't satisfy Oswald who always imagined himself as more of a spy/agent type. In fact this explains why Oswald always used false names and fake addresses...in his own mind he believed he was indeed a spy. When Oswald discovered the motorcade route was passing the TSBD, a job he got by sheer chance, he contacted G2 and offered to "take out" Kennedy. No one was more supprised by this offer than G2 and Oswald wasn't taken at all seriously, but G2 played along, after of course pointing out they could in no way offer any assistance nor be at all invovled, but promising Oswald a hero's welcome in Cuba if he pulled it off. A promise G2 did not expect to have to fulfill and had absolutely no intention of fulfilling. Cuba would have denied all knowledge of Oswald, except of course for the cover storey of the failed application for a visa to Cuba. The rest, as they say is history, Oswald did of course successfully carry out the assassination, much to the astonishment and delight of G2. Incredibly, the CIA actually knew all along Oswald was a G2 asset but failed to warn the secreat service agents in charge of the motorcade because they didn't belive Oswald to be a potential danger. One of the reasons why they were more than willing to go along with Johnson's cover up. Denis.

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DENIS, HERE'S MY RESPONSE TO YOUR POST:

Denis: John, yes, the Huismann documentary does make a great many mistakes and does indeed go way too far in many of its claims.

BK: THERE ARE NO MISTAKES IN THIS FILM. EVERYTHING IS TOTALLY INTENTIONAL. THEY KNOW THEIR FACTS ARE WRONG, THEY KNOW CASTRO HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ASSASSINATION, BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHO REALLY DID IT. EVERY WORD IN THIS FILM IS INTENTIONAL AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING ACCURATE AND THERE ARE CERTAINLY NO MISTAKES ABOUT IT.

However, some of the claims are essentially correct. Oswald was indeed recruited by G2 in 1962

DENIS, HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS? HOW DID THIS FACT EXCAPE ME AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAS STUDIED OSWALD AND THE CASE FOR THE PAST FEW DECADES?

but not as an assassin, only as a political agitator, hence the Fair play for Cuba incident etc.

OSWALD'S FPCC INCIDENT(S) WERE ARRANGED BY OSWALD'S CONTROL AGENT, WHO WAS PART OF A DOMESTIC, IE USA, ANTI-COMMUNIST INTELLIGENCE NETWORK OPERATING IN USA AND USSR/CUBA, PROBABLY A MILITARY INTELLIGNECE UNIT, MOST LIKELY ONI, BUT MOST CERTAINLY NOT CUBAN G2, UNLESS AS A DOUBLEAGENT.

This role, however, didn't satisfy Oswald who always imagined himself as more of a spy/agent type.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT OSWALD IMAGINED HIMSELF?

In fact this explains why Oswald always used false names and fake addresses...

IN FACT YOU CAN'T TEACH YOURSELF HOW TO BE A SPY ANYMORE THAN YOU HYPMOTIZE YOURSELF. MINDS ARE MALABLE, BUT NOT SELF MALABLE. OSWALD DIDN'T TEACH HIMSELF RUSSIAN, CODES, CIPHERS, ELECTRONICS, COUNTER INTEROGATION TECHNIQUES, COUNTER SURVEILLANCE, INTELLIGENCE TRADECRAFT AND SHARPSHOOTING, IF YOU BELIEVE HE SHOT ANYBODY THAT DAY.

LHO USED THE NAME O.H. LEE, NOT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO PRETEND TO BE A SPY, BUT HE DID IT WHEN HE CHECKED INTO THE MEXICO CITY HOTEL, THE DALLAS YMCA AND THE BECKLEY ST. ROOMING HOUSE, ALL TOTALLY OPERATIONAL INCIDENTS.

in his own mind he believed he was indeed a spy.

IN MY MIND HE WAS A SPY, RUNNING AROUND MINSK AND MOSCOW, MEETING UP WITH A WOMEN IN MOSCOW ONE DAY AND A WEEK LATER IN MINSK, ALL TOTALLY A COINCIDENCE. I DON'T THINK SO.

When Oswald discovered the motorcade route was passing the TSBD, a job he got by sheer chance, he contacted G2 and offered to "take out" Kennedy.

OF COURSE IT WASN'T BY CHANCE, BUT BECAUSE OF MRS PAINE, AND OSWALD ONLY CONTACTED CUBAN G2 IN YOUR MIND, AS FAR AS ANYONE ELSE KNOWS, IT NEVER HAPPENED.

No one was more supprised by this offer than G2

NO, NO, NO ONE IS MORE SURPRISED THAN ME, BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE IT HAPPENED.

and Oswald wasn't taken at all seriously,

JUST LIKE NOBODY WHO KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THE ASSASSINATION TAKES THE CUBAN G2 STORY SERIOUSLY OR GUS RUSSO SERIOUSLY OR THE GERMAN GUY WHO DIRECTED THIS PROPAGANDA OR ANYONE WHO SAYS CUBA AND CASTRO WAS BEHIND THE ASSASSINTION. IN FACT EVERYONE WHO SAYS CASTRO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR JFK'S MURDER ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE WHO TRIED TO KILL CASTRO. ARE YOU?

but G2 played along, after of course pointing out they could in no way offer any assistance nor be at all invovled,

NOW YOU PLAYED ALONG, YOU ARE INVOLVED, SPROUTING THIS BULLxxxx THAT ONLY KNOWN AND EXPOSED PROPAGANDISTS AND DISINFORMATION ARTISTS BOTHER TRYING TO PUT OUT

but promising Oswald a hero's welcome in Cuba if he pulled it off.

SO OSWALD'S MOTIVE WAS TO KILL KENNEDY SO HE COULD HAVE A PARADE IN HAVANA?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY INTEREST IN A HAVANA CASINO? I CAN GET YOU A GOOD DEAL, IF YOU BELIEVE ME.

A promise G2 did not expect to have to fulfill and had absolutely no intention of fulfilling. Cuba would have denied all knowledge of Oswald, except of course for the cover storey of the failed application for a visa to Cuba. The rest, as they say is history, Oswald did of course successfully carry out the assassination, much to the astonishment and delight of G2.

NOW WHY WOULD CUBAN G2 BE DELIGHTED IN THE DEATH OF JFK, WHO THEY WERE NEGOTIATING WITH IN THE UN BACKCHANNELS? AS SHOWN BY ALL NSA AND CIA INTERCEPTS AND WIRETAPS WITH CUBAN OFFICIALS – ALONG WITH THE REPORT FROM JEAN DANIEL, WHO WAS WITH CASTRO WHEN THEY GOT THE NEWS – THE CUBANS WERE SHOCKED AND DISMAYED BY THE ASSASSINATION. SO THERE WAS NO DELIGHT IN G2 THAT NIGHT, EXCEPT IN YOUR MIND.

Incredibly, the CIA actually knew all along Oswald was a G2 asset

YES, IF SO, NOT SO INCREDIBLY BECAUSE THEY WERE RUNNING HIM, OR WORKING WITH ONI, WHO WAS RUNNING HIM, BUT HE WAS A DOMESTIC ASSET, AND VETERAN, ALL ALONG.

but failed to warn the secreat service agents in charge of the motorcade because they didn't belive Oswald to be a potential danger.

IT WAS THE FBI WHO KNEW OF OSWALD'S PRESENCE ON THE PARADE ROUTE (HOSTY) AND DIDN'T REPORT IT, NOT THE CIA, WHO DON'T HAVE LEGAL DOMESTIC FUCTIONS.

One of the reasons why they were more than willing to go along with Johnson's cover up.

Denis.

THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE REASON FOR THEM TO GO ALONG WITH THE COVERUP, BUT IT WASN'T BECAUSE THE CUBANS MOTIVATED THE PATSY, IT WAS BECAUSE IT WAS A DOMESTIC CONSPIRACY AND NOT A FOREIGN ONE.

DENIS, WHO FEEDS YOU THIS CRAP?

PLEASE DON'T TRY TO FEED IT TO ME, IT MAKES ME CHOKE ON MY BABEQUE.

BK

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I watched last night Wilfried Huismann’s “The Plot to Kill JFK: The Cuban Connection” The original title in German was “Rendezvous mit dem Tod: Warum John F. Kennedy sterben musste”.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498709/

The film that I saw used an English narrator, Jim Carter (coincidently, a friend’s former husband). Carter claims that the film is the result of many years research by the German director, Wilfried Huismann. However, the script is written by Gus Russo and he is credited as being a co-producer of the film.

The film starts with a FBI wire-taped recording of two Cubans joyfully talking about the assassination of JFK. The two people are never identified and could easily have been members of the anti-Castro Cuban community. Even if they were pro-Castro, as implied by the film, it is of no relevance to what follows.

We are then told very briefly that there is a LBJ memo that states that it is believed that Fabian Escalante of the Cuban G2, was in Dallas on the day of the assassination. Escalante is interviewed by Huismann in the film. He does not ask him about this claim on film (I expect he did but it was left out because he did not like the answer). He does comment about other evidence that apparently links G2 to the assassination but more of that later.

Huismann’s main source for his theory that the assassination of JFK was carried out by G2 was an unidentified former Cuban agent given the name Oscar Marino. Marino is filmed in the dark from behind. He argues that G2 recruited Oswald to kill JFK and that Escalante met him in Mexico City. Marino says that he is unsure if Castro ordered the assassination.

Escalante is asked about this claim. He finds the idea ridiculous and claims he had never visited Mexico City. Huismann provides an interview with a Cuban exile who claims he saw Escalante in Mexico.

Huismann argues that he met a KGB agent in Austria. He showed him a document that states in 1962 the KGB thought that Oswald was a suspicious character and that they asked G2 to monitor his activities in the US. It was not explained why G2 should be given this job. Escalante also dismisses this idea and says the document the KGB agent showed Huismann must be a forgery.

Huismann shows a brief clip of an interview with the American journalist Daniel Harker who claimed that Castro threatened to have JFK killed. This claim has been dealt with by Dick Russell in his article JFK and the Cuban Connection (March, 1996):

In September 1963, Rolando Cubela travelled to Brazil to meet with CIA contacts about killing Castro. Simultaneously, an American journalist, Daniel Harker, interviewed Castro at a gathering inside Havana's Brazilian Embassy. Harker's article quoted Castro saying: "United States leaders should think that if they assist in terrorist plans to eliminate Cuban leaders, they themselves will not be safe." The story, widely disseminated in the US press, would be used by right-wing elements as evidence that Cuba was behind the assassination. But Escalante says the article was a distortion. He says what Castro really stated was: "American leaders should be careful because [the anti-Castro operations] were something nobody could control." He was not threatening JFK, but warning him.

Sam Halpern is also interviewed in the film. He states that the attempt to assassinate Castro was a Robert Kennedy operation. (Halpern argues that it is possible that JFK was unaware of this covert operation). Although Halpern does not say it, the narrator provides the opinion that Castro discovered details of this plot and therefore decided to get his revenge by killing JFK. He adds that this helps to explain why RFK goes along with the cover-up as he does not want to believe that his operation resulted in the death of his brother.

Huismann then looks at Oswald and points out that he was a Marxist, fled to the Soviet Union, returned to the US, formed the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in New Orleans and then tried to assassinate General Edwin Walker. This, according to Huismann, made him an ideal candidate for the G2 to recruit to kill JFK. (Personally, I would have thought his profile would mean that he was the last person G2 would have employed to carry out this deed.)

Huismann claimed that the conspirators discovered the route of JFK’s motorcade through Dallas. Oswald was ordered to find a job in a company with a building on JFK’s route. After sending in several applications he was finally given a job in the Texas School Book Depository. (Remember, this script has been written by Russo who must be aware of how Oswald really got the job.)

Another major source for is Lawrence Keenan, the FBI agent who was sent by Hoover to Mexico City following the assassination. Keenan admits that he did not carry out a full investigation into Oswald activities in Mexico City. Keenan claims that the reason for this was because Hoover/LBJ wanted Oswald to be seen as the lone-gunman and not part of any larger conspiracy.

Huismann goes to Mexico City with Keenan. They ask to see the archives concerning Oswald’s stay in Mexico. Surprisingly they are given a few documents. Keenan then reads out from one document suggesting a link between Oswald and G2. Huismann then claims that the Mexican authorities decided they had made a mistake and took back these documents and tell them to leave the building.

Keenan tells Huismann that in 1963 he was told that the reason for this cover-up was that LBJ believed that Castro was behind the assassination and he feared that if this became public, it would result in a nuclear war. Surprisingly, Huismann/Russo did not use the LBJ telephone tapes where he tells his friends that he fears that a full-investigation of the assassination would trigger off a nuclear war, to back-up their theory.

Alexander Haig is also interviewed in the film. He claims that LBJ became convinced within a few days that Castro was behind the assassination of JFK. However, he gives another explanation for the cover-up. He claims that LBJ feared a right-wing uprising in America if this information became public.

The last part of the film concentrates on looking at who was running Oswald. Oscar Marino claims that the man within G2 who managed Oswald was none other than Rolando Cubela. Marino claimed that Cubela was a double agent and was only pretending to be working for the CIA.

Huismann interviews Cubela in Spain. He is accosted as he is walking along a street near his home in Madrid. Cubela talks openly about his involvement with the CIA plot to kill Castro. He is not asked why Castro allowed him to leave Cuba alive after making this confession while in captivity. Finally, Cubela is asked if he met with Oswald in Mexico City where he instructed him to assassinate JFK. Cubela admits to visited Mexico but denied he ever met Oswald or was involved in the assassination of JFK.

I think it is highly likely that Cubela was only pretending to work for the CIA in 1963. This explains the way Castro responded to the outing of Cubela by the CIA. After all, Castro is not known for his forgiving nature. However, if Cubela was playing this role, he would be the last person G2 would use to recruit Oswald. They would have known that the CIA would have been suspicious of Cubela’s true motives and he would have been kept under close surveillance.

The film ends with another clip of the Sam Halpern interview. Halpern says he met Castro a few years ago. He added that he liked the man who he considered to be extremely intelligent. Halpern smiled that after outlasting eight presidents, Castro was the clear winner of the struggle between Cuba and the United States.

John, yes, the Huismann documentary does make a great many mistakes and does indeed go way too far in many of its claims. However, some of the claims are essentially correct. Oswald was indeed recruited by G2 in 1962 but not as an assassin, only as a political agitator, hence the Fair play for Cuba incident etc. This role, however, didn't satisfy Oswald who always imagined himself as more of a spy/agent type. In fact this explains why Oswald always used false names and fake addresses...in his own mind he believed he was indeed a spy. When Oswald discovered the motorcade route was passing the TSBD, a job he got by sheer chance, he contacted G2 and offered to "take out" Kennedy. No one was more supprised by this offer than G2 and Oswald wasn't taken at all seriously, but G2 played along, after of course pointing out they could in no way offer any assistance nor be at all invovled, but promising Oswald a hero's welcome in Cuba if he pulled it off. A promise G2 did not expect to have to fulfill and had absolutely no intention of fulfilling. Cuba would have denied all knowledge of Oswald, except of course for the cover storey of the failed application for a visa to Cuba. The rest, as they say is history, Oswald did of course successfully carry out the assassination, much to the astonishment and delight of G2. Incredibly, the CIA actually knew all along Oswald was a G2 asset but failed to warn the secreat service agents in charge of the motorcade because they didn't belive Oswald to be a potential danger. One of the reasons why they were more than willing to go along with Johnson's cover up. Denis.

Hey Denis

There is nothing I would like more than blaming Castro and his G2 rabble for involvement

in the death of JFK. In one or another way I was deeply involved in/and or with many of those people and groups listed above, in the 1960s, once as pro-Castro later anti-Castro.

The German chap and Russo have it wrong. The death of JFK was not a foreign conspiracy.

It was a US. Domestic conspiracy.

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DENIS, HERE'S MY RESPONSE TO YOUR POST:

Denis: John, yes, the documentary does make a great many mistakes and does indeed go way too far in many of its claims.

BK: THERE ARE NO MISTAKES IN THIS FILM. EVERYTHING IS TOTALLY INTENTIONAL. THEY KNOW THEIR FACTS ARE WRONG, THEY KNOW CASTRO HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ASSASSINATION, BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHO REALLY DID IT. EVERY WORD IN THIS FILM IS INTENTIONAL AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING ACCURATE AND THERE ARE CERTAINLY NO MISTAKES ABOUT IT.

However, some of the claims are essentially correct. Oswald was indeed recruited by G2 in 1962

DENIS, HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS? HOW DID THIS FACT EXCAPE ME AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAS STUDIED OSWALD AND THE CASE FOR THE PAST FEW DECADES?

but not as an assassin, only as a political agitator, hence the Fair play for Cuba incident etc.

OSWALD'S FPCC INCIDENT(S) WERE ARRANGED BY OSWALD'S CONTROL AGENT, WHO WAS PART OF A DOMESTIC, IE USA, ANTI-COMMUNIST INTELLIGENCE NETWORK OPERATING IN USA AND USSR/CUBA, PROBABLY A MILITARY INTELLIGNECE UNIT, MOST LIKELY ONI, BUT MOST CERTAINLY NOT CUBAN G2, UNLESS AS A DOUBLEAGENT.

This role, however, didn't satisfy Oswald who always imagined himself as more of a spy/agent type.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT OSWALD IMAGINED HIMSELF?

In fact this explains why Oswald always used false names and fake addresses...

IN FACT YOU CAN'T TEACH YOURSELF HOW TO BE A SPY ANYMORE THAN YOU HYPMOTIZE YOURSELF. MINDS ARE MALABLE, BUT NOT SELF MALABLE. OSWALD DIDN'T TEACH HIMSELF RUSSIAN, CODES, CIPHERS, ELECTRONICS, COUNTER INTEROGATION TECHNIQUES, COUNTER SURVEILLANCE, INTELLIGENCE TRADECRAFT AND SHARPSHOOTING, IF YOU BELIEVE HE SHOT ANYBODY THAT DAY.

LHO USED THE NAME O.H. LEE, NOT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO PRETEND TO BE A SPY, BUT HE DID IT WHEN HE CHECKED INTO THE MEXICO CITY HOTEL, THE DALLAS YMCA AND THE BECKLEY ST. ROOMING HOUSE, ALL TOTALLY OPERATIONAL INCIDENTS.

in his own mind he believed he was indeed a spy.

IN MY MIND HE WAS A SPY, RUNNING AROUND MINSK AND MOSCOW, MEETING UP WITH A WOMEN IN MOSCOW ONE DAY AND A WEEK LATER IN MINSK, ALL TOTALLY A COINCIDENCE. I DON'T THINK SO.

When Oswald discovered the motorcade route was passing the TSBD, a job he got by sheer chance, he contacted G2 and offered to "take out" Kennedy.

OF COURSE IT WASN'T BY CHANCE, BUT BECAUSE OF MRS PAINE, AND OSWALD ONLY CONTACTED CUBAN G2 IN YOUR MIND, AS FAR AS ANYONE ELSE KNOWS, IT NEVER HAPPENED.

No one was more supprised by this offer than G2

NO, NO, NO ONE IS MORE SURPRISED THAN ME, BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE IT HAPPENED.

and Oswald wasn't taken at all seriously,

JUST LIKE NOBODY WHO KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THE ASSASSINATION TAKES THE CUBAN G2 STORY SERIOUSLY OR GUS RUSSO SERIOUSLY OR THE GERMAN GUY WHO DIRECTED THIS PROPAGANDA OR ANYONE WHO SAYS CUBA AND CASTRO WAS BEHIND THE ASSASSINTION. IN FACT EVERYONE WHO SAYS CASTRO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR JFK'S MURDER ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE WHO TRIED TO KILL CASTRO. ARE YOU?

but G2 played along, after of course pointing out they could in no way offer any assistance nor be at all invovled,

NOW YOU PLAYED ALONG, YOU ARE INVOLVED, SPROUTING THIS BULLxxxx THAT ONLY KNOWN AND EXPOSED PROPAGANDISTS AND DISINFORMATION ARTISTS BOTHER TRYING TO PUT OUT

but promising Oswald a hero's welcome in Cuba if he pulled it off.

SO OSWALD'S MOTIVE WAS TO KILL KENNEDY SO HE COULD HAVE A PARADE IN HAVANA?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY INTEREST IN A HAVANA CASINO? I CAN GET YOU A GOOD DEAL, IF YOU BELIEVE ME.

A promise G2 did not expect to have to fulfill and had absolutely no intention of fulfilling. Cuba would have denied all knowledge of Oswald, except of course for the cover storey of the failed application for a visa to Cuba. The rest, as they say is history, Oswald did of course successfully carry out the assassination, much to the astonishment and delight of G2.

NOW WHY WOULD CUBAN G2 BE DELIGHTED IN THE DEATH OF JFK, WHO THEY WERE NEGOTIATING WITH IN THE UN BACKCHANNELS? AS SHOWN BY ALL NSA AND CIA INTERCEPTS AND WIRETAPS WITH CUBAN OFFICIALS – ALONG WITH THE REPORT FROM JEAN DANIEL, WHO WAS WITH CASTRO WHEN THEY GOT THE NEWS – THE CUBANS WERE SHOCKED AND DISMAYED BY THE ASSASSINATION. SO THERE WAS NO DELIGHT IN G2 THAT NIGHT, EXCEPT IN YOUR MIND.

Incredibly, the CIA actually knew all along Oswald was a G2 asset

YES, IF SO, NOT SO INCREDIBLY BECAUSE THEY WERE RUNNING HIM, OR WORKING WITH ONI, WHO WAS RUNNING HIM, BUT HE WAS A DOMESTIC ASSET, AND VETERAN, ALL ALONG.

but failed to warn the secreat service agents in charge of the motorcade because they didn't belive Oswald to be a potential danger.

IT WAS THE FBI WHO KNEW OF OSWALD'S PRESENCE ON THE PARADE ROUTE (HOSTY) AND DIDN'T REPORT IT, NOT THE CIA, WHO DON'T HAVE LEGAL DOMESTIC FUCTIONS.

One of the reasons why they were more than willing to go along with Johnson's cover up.

Denis.

THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE REASON FOR THEM TO GO ALONG WITH THE COVERUP, BUT IT WASN'T BECAUSE THE CUBANS MOTIVATED THE PATSY, IT WAS BECAUSE IT WAS A DOMESTIC CONSPIRACY AND NOT A FOREIGN ONE.

DENIS, WHO FEEDS YOU THIS CRAP?

PLEASE DON'T TRY TO FEED IT TO ME, IT MAKES ME CHOKE ON MY BABEQUE.

BK

I respect your opinion Bill, which I gather from the tone of your post is more than can be said for yourself, regarding my opinion. But from what I read that's all you offer as a rebuttal..."just" your opinion. Sure, you do the expected character assassination on Huismann and Russo, suggesting they are disinformation agents. 'Yawn' Then you go on to make the following totally ridiculous accusation at me: quote. "IN FACT EVERYONE WHO SAYS CASTRO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR JFK'S MURDER ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE WHO TRIED TO KILL CASTRO. ARE YOU?" unquote. But very little of any real substance, certainly nothing to change my opinion to fit in with your own. And no one feeds me any "crap" Bill, as you so delicately phrase it, which is no doubt why I am not of the same opinion as yourself. Finally, I'm not trying to "feed" you anything. You can take it or leave it my friend, it makes little difference to me. Enjoy the rest of your barbecue. Denis.

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Appologies Denis,

You are certainly entitled to your opinion and in retrospect I shouldn't shout but you have to understand that I have, we have, been through this wringer before.

You brought the subject up again and oped that its a viabale documentary with mistakes, and that Castro is a legitimate suspect in the murder of JFK.

Every time this opinion is made, it should be pointed out that the "Castro did it" cover story was part of the plot, and those who have voiced that opinion from day one have all been connected with the network that killed the President.

Now I don't believe you are a shill for "They call me Gus" Russo, and I respect you for even bringing this important topic back to the table, and I didn't mean to chop your head off, but you've made a wild accusation that you just can't defend. And neither can Russo or anyone who promotes it.

I'd like to look at this film closely. I'd like to have a transcript of it if available.

But how come guys like Russo, Bugliosi, Posner, Myers, Holland, all get big buck film deals while real investigators (Russell, Newman, Morley, Talbot, Summers, Hancock, et al) can't get a deal to make a real documentary on the assassination?

I'd like this film to spark two debates - on the Dealey Plaza "Castro did it" cover story and the documentary films that are out there or being made for this anniversary year.

BK

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Appologies Denis,

You are certainly entitled to your opinion and in retrospect I shouldn't shout but you have to understand that I have, we have, been through this wringer before.

You brought the subject up again and oped that its a viabale documentary with mistakes, and that Castro is a legitimate suspect in the murder of JFK.

Every time this opinion is made, it should be pointed out that the "Castro did it" cover story was part of the plot, and those who have voiced that opinion from day one have all been connected with the network that killed the President.

Now I don't believe you are a shill for "They call me Gus" Russo, and I respect you for even bringing this important topic back to the table, and I didn't mean to chop your head off, but you've made a wild accusation that you just can't defend. And neither can Russo or anyone who promotes it.

I'd like to look at this film closely. I'd like to have a transcript of it if available.

But how come guys like Russo, Bugliosi, Posner, Myers, Holland, all get big buck film deals while real investigators (Russell, Newman, Morley, Talbot, Summers, Hancock, et al) can't get a deal to make a real documentary on the assassination?

I'd like this film to spark two debates - on the Dealey Plaza "Castro did it" cover story and the documentary films that are out there or being made for this anniversary year.

BK

Thanks for the apology Bill, I know it takes a real man to give one. Let's put it down to the hot chicken wings and move on. I said earlier that I respected your opinion and I meant it. So much so that I have been researching Huismann and Russo to see if I can find anything to suggest your claims about them may be correct. Although to be honest my theory (and I admit that's all it is) was formulated long before I saw their documentary. Thanks, Denis.

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Appologies Denis,

You are certainly entitled to your opinion and in retrospect I shouldn't shout but you have to understand that I have, we have, been through this wringer before.

You brought the subject up again and oped that its a viabale documentary with mistakes, and that Castro is a legitimate suspect in the murder of JFK.

Every time this opinion is made, it should be pointed out that the "Castro did it" cover story was part of the plot, and those who have voiced that opinion from day one have all been connected with the network that killed the President.

Now I don't believe you are a shill for "They call me Gus" Russo, and I respect you for even bringing this important topic back to the table, and I didn't mean to chop your head off, but you've made a wild accusation that you just can't defend. And neither can Russo or anyone who promotes it.

I'd like to look at this film closely. I'd like to have a transcript of it if available.

But how come guys like Russo, Bugliosi, Posner, Myers, Holland, all get big buck film deals while real investigators (Russell, Newman, Morley, Talbot, Summers, Hancock, et al) can't get a deal to make a real documentary on the assassination?

I'd like this film to spark two debates - on the Dealey Plaza "Castro did it" cover story and the documentary films that are out there or being made for this anniversary year.

BK

Thanks for the apology Bill, I know it takes a real man to give one. Let's put it down to the hot chicken wings and move on. I said earlier that I respected your opinion and I meant it. So much so that I have been researching Huismann and Russo to see if I can find anything to suggest your claims about them may be correct. Although to be honest my theory (and I admit that's all it is) was formulated long before I saw their documentary. Thanks, Denis.

And thanks for accepting my appology as a gentleman, Denis.

I hope we can continue to develop more nreviews of this interesting documentary as soon as everybody can see it.

Interesting that you formulated your theory before reading about it. Did it ever occur to you that the Oscar's theme of most believable route was too believeable?

BK

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BK wrote:

Every time this opinion is made, it should be pointed out that the "Castro did it" cover story was part of the plot, and those who have voiced that opinion from day one have all been connected with the network that killed the President.

Utter nonsense and without an iota of evidentiary support. Of course Castro was involved in the plot. Why do you think Gilberto Policarpo Lopez fled back to Havana after the dirty deed was done? Just a coincidence, I suppose. And where was Mr. Escalante on that terrible Friday?

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BK wrote:

Every time this opinion is made, it should be pointed out that the "Castro did it" cover story was part of the plot, and those who have voiced that opinion from day one have all been connected with the network that killed the President.

Utter nonsense and without an iota of evidentiary support. Of course Castro was involved in the plot. Why do you think Gilberto Policarpo Lopez fled back to Havana after the dirty deed was done? Just a coincidence, I suppose. And where was Mr. Escalante on that terrible Friday?

See: TG makes my point.

BK

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