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In The Kennedy Detail – JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence, Gerald Blaine, with Lisa McCubbin (Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster 2010) write:

“The Secret Service in Florida spent much of their time following up on plenty of similar leads that turned out to be unfounded. There had been a myriad of alleged Cuban plots to assassinate the president, but thus far not one case had turned out to be a real threat. In one instance, the Secret Service intercepted an interesting letter, postmarked Havana, that was sent to a Cuban immigrant named Bernardo Morales in Miami. The letter refereed to a plan to kill President Kennedy, but the investigation found that Morales – the recipient – was again an anti-Castro supporter who was being framed by the other side, in an effort to get Morales thrown in jail. Nine times out of ten, the leads turned out to be hoaxes, but the Secret Service couldn’t take any chances. They investigated everything that came to their attention.” (p. 139)

Morales “was again an anti-Castro supporter who was being framed by the other side in an effort to get Morales thrown in jail.”

The other side in this instance must be “the pro-Castro” crowd.

JFKCountercoup2: Bernado Morales and the Kill JFK "Hoax"

Does anyone else think this is more than just a "hoax" to be debunked?

Does anyone have a make on Bernardo Morales, or have the time to check into him?

BK

JFKcountercoup

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Bill, see CD 962,

https://www.maryferr...298&relPageId=6

there is only a paragraph specifically directed towards Bernardo Morales, but you should read the entire document as there are other factoids worth knowing, see "June 1963," and the Geneva Summit Conference. Bottom line is that Morales and Jose Menendez are cited as a pro-Castroite threat to President Kennedy. I would also imagine there are other references to him perhaps in Oswald's 201 file and some of the FBI 62-00000 series documents.

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Bill, see CD 962,

https://www.maryferr...298&relPageId=6

there is only a paragraph specifically directed towards Bernardo Morales, but you should read the entire document as there are other factoids worth knowing, see "June 1963," and the Geneva Summit Conference. Bottom line is that Morales and Jose Menendez are cited as a pro-Castroite threat to President Kennedy. I would also imagine there are other references to him perhaps in Oswald's 201 file and some of the FBI 62-00000 series documents.

Thanks for that one Robert - Since it was a year before the assassination I don't think it is linked directly, though the characters might be.

BK

4. Because of its strict concern with overseas activity, CIA is most likely to obtain information on threats to the President’s safety while traveling abroad, or data on plots against his physical well-being that are planned abroad for execution outside the United States. On occasion, however, CIA sources have provided intelligence on plans, originating abroad, that allegedly were to be carried out in the United States. Such reports are immediately disseminated to the Secret Service. During December 1962, for example, a letter originating in Havana and containing information on plans directed against President Kennedy which were to be implemented in Washington or Brazil, was sent by CIA to the Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of State. This letter, postmarked Havana, 29 November 1962, had been sent by Jose Menendez to one Bernardo Morales in Miami.

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