Wednesday, June 22, 2016

"they willingly received him into the ship" - Interview with Castro on JFK Assassination

Around the Imperial Palace, Tokyo

Interview with Castro on JFK Assassination 

According to a book concerned with the Warren Report about the JFK assassination of 1963, the Warren Commission sent a person to the sea off Cuba to have an interview with Fidel Castro in 1964.

The person chosen by the Commission was a black lawyer who was the first black lawyer in the US history that was employed by a major law firm.  He had sometimes met with Castro in New York as the future Cuban revolutionary leader sometimes visited New York in late 1940s and 1950s while the black lawyer was at the time working in a law firm in New York.  They had been a kind of friends since they had met each other in a special place where black men could enjoy black musicians playing at midnight after they had played in clubs where only whites could enter.

The black lawyer flew to Florida and got into a government boat or the like to sail to the sea off Cuba.  Then a boat came to approach from Cuba.  The lawyer got into the Cuban boat where Castro was waiting for his old friend.

They talked for three hours.  Castro denied any involvement in the JFK assassination.  Rather Castro indicated his good will to JFK, though he knew that deceased US President overlooked an CIA plan to assassinate Castro in a tie up with the Mafia.

Afterwards, the black lawyers was strictly forbidden to reveal this secret mission.  He kept it in secrecy and even did not mention it when he wrote his autobiography in the 21st century.

This episode is very American.

It also tells how serious Castro took the matter.

It led to a theory that some CIA and Mafia members who had been trying to kill Castro changed their target from Castro to JFK, since there was a good decoy named Oswald and a handy man named Jack Ruby who once traveled to Cuba for some Mafia business.

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Joh 6:20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
Joh 6:21 Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.
Joh 6:22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;