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Tue Oct 31, 2017, 02:08 AM

Homegrown Terror: JFK Docs Show US Considered Attacks at Home to Blame on Cuba

October 31, 2017

The new round of documents on the Kennedy assassination shed light on the long-running U.S. government effort to overthrow Fidel Castro -- including discussions to stage attacks on U.S. soil and blame Cuba

AARON MATÉ: It's The Real News. I'm Aaron Maté. A new round of documents on the Kennedy assassination has been released. The docs don't shed new light on how Kennedy was killed, but they do shed light on the long-running US effort to overthrow the Castro government in Cuba. Joining me now is Peter Kornbluh, director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C. He is co-author of Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana. 

Welcome, Peter. What to you is significant about these now JFK documents and what they contain about Cuba? 

PETER KORNBLUH: What's significant is that almost none of them are new. There's only actually 52 new documents that we haven't seen before that have been released out of these 2,800 documents. All the other ones have been released as part of the JFK Act before and now are being released with less or no redactions. Many of the documents that you've looked at are actually ones that have been out and around for a while. Many of them do address the issue of US covert interventions, efforts to assassinate Fidel Castro and roll back the Cuban revolution. 

That's because the original JFK commission that was in charge of identifying relevant documents made a very appropriate and broad definition of what a JFK-related document was. Because of the whole issue of Kennedy trying to kill Castro, and rumors that Castro might have retaliated by killing Kennedy, because this became a conspiracy theory in the folklore of the Kennedy assassination, all the documents related to US covert operations, assassination plots, and the violent terrorist activities of Cuban exiles who once worked for the CIA, all of those documents have been released over the years. There's still some more to be released, but in this last release of documents, we did find those Cuba documents.


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Tue Oct 31, 2017, 02:52 PM

1. so it's OK to talk about this now?

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