Fidel Castro completely innocent of any ties to Kennedy assasination
How do we know this?
Because the Warren Commission said so.
How did the Warren Commission determine this?
Because one of the intrepid WR investigators (William Coleman) asked Fidel Castro in person--and he said so. End of matter.
I SWEAR I am not making any of the above up. It's all in a new book, which like Latell's last year is F-I-N-A-L-L-Y coming around to hinting that "those crackpot Cubans exiles" who claimed Castro involvement in JFK's death just...may...have...been...on.......to something....after all.
From the book's prologue:
"...His central message, however, was this: the Warren Commission had overlooked—or never had a chance to see—intelligence suggesting that a plot to kill Kennedy might have been hatched, or at least encouraged, by Cuban diplomats and spies stationed in the Mexican capital, and that Oswald was introduced to this nest of spies in September 1963 by a vivacious young Mexican woman who was a fellow champion of Castro’s revolution."
Cuban exile Carlos Bringuier laid out the central thesis in his book Red Friday published in 1968.
Gus Russo added much great research in his two superb books Live By the Sword (1997) and Brothers in Arms (2008)
Your loyal and hard-working servant here sourced Bringuier and Russo extensively for his own book Fidel; HFT.
But now Philip Shenon (a former new York Times investigative reporter, you see) adds "respectability" to the claims, while coyly declining to fully endorse them.
Didn't some insufferable Cuban-exile crackpots also advise that Castro was a secret Communist? And that the Russians were sneaking missiles into Cuba?...And didn't The Best and Brightest of the time (ultra-educated State Dept. and CIA smartie-pants) all take Castro's word over theirs?...Maybe one day they'll get some thanks....(HAH!!!)
Absolutely Un-Freaking real...