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Who killed John F. Kennedy? Show more Show less

On November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Decades later, his death is still considered one of the biggest mysteries of American history. Despite the Warren Commission concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated JFK, there is still a conspiracy surrounding whether or not he was the actual assassin, and if he was working alone. Who actually assassinated John F. Kennedy, and were they working for a larger organization?

The Soviet Union killed JFK Show more Show less

John F. Kennedy was murdered by an individual who was working for the Soviet Union.
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Lee Harvey Oswald was working for the Soviet Union

Lee Harvey Oswald could have been operating as a KGB agent for Russia.
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Context

The Argument

Since Lee Harvey Oswald had such an obsessive and intense relationship with the Soviet Union and communist values, it is possible that he could have been hired as a KGB agent to assassinate Kennedy. After leaving the marines, he tried to defect to Moscow, but the Soviet Union placed him in Minsk under the surveillance of the KGB.[1] Russia knew about Oswald's interest in communism and hatred for American politics, so he would have been an ideal candidate to hire for an assassination. He also had above-average shooting skills, which he learned in the marines. Given the political turmoil at the time, it is possible that Oswald was working with the Soviet Union to assassinate JFK.[2]

Counter arguments

Lee Harvey Oswald would have been a terrible option for Russia to hire as an assassin. He was already on the U.S.'s radar for being court-martialed twice while in the marines and showing interest in communist ideals, so it would have been difficult for him to go unseen. The United States had high tensions with Russia during this time, so to hire Oswald as a KGB agent to assassinate Kennedy would have been too obvious and risky.

Framing

Premises

[P1] Lee Harvey Oswald wanted to live in the Soviet Union and supported communism. [P2] Russia knew about Oswald's shooting skills and interest in Russian politics. [P3] The KGB monitored Oswald when he was living in Minsk. [P4] Therefore, the Soviet Union hired Oswald to assassinate JFK.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P4] There is no evidence to support this theory.

Proponents

Further Reading

References

  1. https://www.newsweek.com/cia-releases-secret-interviews-russian-spy-imprisoned-jfk-assassination-642486
  2. https://www.businessinsider.com/lee-harvey-oswald-called-kgb-agent-before-jfk-assassination-2017-10
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