Presentation on theme: "KGB Theory Hannah Pellegrino Emily Seaman Josh Pisano Tori Gillan Alex Gabriel."— Presentation transcript:
KGB Theory Hannah Pellegrino Emily Seaman Josh Pisano Tori Gillan Alex Gabriel
Statement of Theory The Soviet Union was behind the assassination of JFK. They brain washed and trained Lee Harvey Oswald, used him as a pawn, and made him hate America. People say that Oswald was not responsible for the shooting, but instead it was the KGB’s influence.
Motive Revenge- The Soviets wanted to gain revenge for the humiliation of the USSR in the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Kennedy had severely embarrassed the Soviets in Cuba Their hope was to remove focus on the Soviet Union
Lee Harvey Oswald Oswald was an American citizen who studied socialist principles and persuaded people to join the Communist Party He then joined the Marines and in 1959 he became the first Marine to defect to the Soviet Union
Lee Harvey Oswald As a Marine Corps radar operator, Oswald possessed clues to the flight altitude of the American U-2 spy plane. It was no accident, therefore, that the Soviet Union shot down a U-2 spy plane in This act proved Oswald to be a loyal Communist
Lee Harvey Oswald In Moscow he said, “I affirm that my allegiance to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.” He publically renounced his American citizenship and told the US consul that he would share US military secrets with the Soviet Union Oswald was now completely dependent on the Soviets for financial support, legal status, and protection
Evidence Lee Harvey Oswald “I want you to understand what I say now.... In the event of war I would kill any American who put a uniform on in defense of the American Government--, Any American.” Oswald wrote of his willingness to commit murder for a political cause. The CIA intercepted this letter but did not pay attention to the threat it posed.
Evidence Lee Harvey Oswald Oswald was framed by KGB operatives He desperately wanted to be the perfect Marxist revolutionary so the Soviets used that desire to manipulate Oswald
Evidence Mary Pinchot Meyer JFK’s “senior” girlfriend during his presidency She was the ex-wife of a CIA agent She was shot a year after the assassination of JFK by a contract killer hired by the KGB Her ex-husband, Cory Meyer, claimed that she was killed by the same people who killed JFK The KGB wanted her dead because she was associated with JFK
Conclusion KGB’s Agenda The KGB wanted to get revenge on the US for the Cuban missile crisis They trained Oswald to be the perfect KGB operative Provided him with rifle practice and other training They deliberately neglected to warn the Americans of a likely upcoming assassination attempt.
Conclusion JFK’s senior girlfriend was later assassinated by the KGB Soviets arranged for Jack Ruby’s murder of Oswald two days after the Kennedy assassination, they likely killed Ruby with a poison at the time when it appeared he might become available to talk with reporters.
Works Cited wald.htmhttp://www.edwardjayepstein.com/archived/os wald.htm Pacepa, Ion Mihai. Programmed to Kill; Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Print.