John F. Kennedy’s Vision of Peace (RFK Jr. barf alert, but did he reveal RFK was a KGB asset?)
John F. Kennedy\’s Vision of Peace (RFK Jr. barf alert, but did he reveal RFK was a KGB asset?)
Rolling Stone ^ | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2014 12:43:28 AM by Seizethecarp
Despite the Cold War rhetoric of his campaign, JFK\’s greatest ambition as president was to break the militaristic ideology that has dominated our country since World War II.
In the autumn of 1961, as retired Gen. Lucius Clay, who had taken a civilian post in Berlin, launched a series of unauthorized provocations against the Soviets, Khrushchev began an extraordinary secret correspondence with JFK. With the Berlin crisis moving toward nuclear Armageddon, Khrushchev turned to KGB agent Georgi Bolshakov, a top Soviet spy in Washington, to communicate directly with JFK. Bolshakov, to the horror of the U.S. State Department, was a friend of my parents and a frequent guest at our home. Bolshakov smuggled a letter, the first of 21 declassified in 1993, to JFK\’s press secretary, Pierre Salinger, in a folded newspaper. In it, Khrushchev expressed regret about Vienna and embraced JFK\’s proposal for a path to peace and disarmament.
…on October 16th, 1962, Kennedy saw aerial photographs proving that the Soviets had installed nuclear missiles in Cuba capable of reaching much of the eastern U.S.
… on October 27th, the crisis reignited when Soviet forces shot down a U.S. reconnaissance plane, killing its pilot, Maj. Rudolf Anderson. Almost immediately, the brass demanded overwhelming retaliation to destroy the Soviet missile sites. Meanwhile, Castro pushed the Kremlin military machine toward a devastating first strike. In a secret meeting with Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin, my father told him, \”If the situation continues much longer, the president is not sure that the military will not overthrow him and seize power.\”