The assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963 has long been cemented in people’s minds as one of the greatest conspiracies of the twentieth century. It was a stark reminder that even the most powerful people in the world are not immune to murder.
A ten-month investigation by the Warren Commission found former marine Lee Harvey Oswald guilty of the assassination. However, conspiracy theorists have questioned its findings, claiming that a second gunman was involved and, potentially, the CIA.
For doubters of the Warren Commission findings, its claim that Oswald was able to act alone in murdering the president did not seem possible, nor did its claim that Jack Ruby acted alone in murdering Oswald two days after the assassination before he could be tried.
Now an ex-CIA recruit’s claim that he knows the truth about what happened that fateful day in 1963 could be confirmed. On October 21st, President Trump announced that he was going to release the final classified documents about the assassination to the public.
Antonio Veciana is not only a former CIA recruit, but an anti-Castro insurgent. He claimed that Kennedy’s death was not the result of a lone gunman’s insanity. Instead, it was planned by the CIA who did not agree with Kennedy’s liberal policies.
The former CIA recruit was hired by the government in 1959 to assassinate Castro, and he was a founding member of the CIA-backed Alpha 66, which attempted to eradicate the communist regime from Cuba. This meant that he knew about the CIA’s most secretive operations.
According to Veciana, he saw a top CIA official named Maurice Bishop meet with Oswald at the Southland Centre in Dallas, something which led him to the conclusion that he had been recruited to assassinate the president on behalf of the agency.
The murder was reportedly arranged in August/September 1963.