An American soldier is taken behind enemy lines and brainwashed as an unwitting assassin by communists in league with American political figures. This soldier then returns to the States to kill a presidential candidate as part of a political scheme to escalate and exploit Cold War tensions.
Sound familiar? It does if you've seen the classic movie "The Manchurian Candidate."
Now consider this modified scenario: An American soldier is first brainwashed as an assassin and to have as a communist by agents of his own government, then sent behind enemy lines as a defector, only to return to the States and assassinate an American president.
But This is no movie plot. Years of research have convinced me this is exactly what happened in the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Before you dismiss this as yet another JFK conspiracy theory, look at how much it explains in light of what we've learned about the CIA's skillful use of mind control and fake defects over years of anti-communist operations.
* In a program known as MKULTRA, the CIA spent billions of dollars secretly perfecting mind control technology. Brutal methods of eliciting confessions from captured enemy agents (electric shock, sensory deprivation, hypnosis and truth drugs such as LSD) were developed on hundreds of unwitting victims. Used operation for many years, this counterintelligence technology is now coming to light in the Abu Ghraib prison-torture scandal.
* In addition to "defensive" techniques, CIA researchers sent to develop countermeasures against human weaknesses identified by the MKULTRA tests to create "torture-proof" American agents who could be sent into enemy territory on intelligence missions or be used to infiltrate enemy organizations as Convincing double-agents and provocateurs.
* But the CIA did not stop here. They also developed methods to brainwash so-called "involuntary assassins" who would not question orders to kill on command in Cold War operations. According to the declassified government documents published by the New York Times, such agents would carry out actions "even against such fundamental laws of nature as self-preservation."
Indeed, a CIA memo (NYT, 1978) describing an experiment using "involuntary assassins written before the JFK assassination predicted the details surrounding the crime with eerie precision. Bigger project "a defector would be manipulated to kill an American official under the influence of CIA mind control and then be" disposed of "after being taken into custody for the crime. An American official (Kennedy) and is then "disposed of" in police custody (by Jack Ruby) The "trigger mechanism" (death of a president) clears the way to a "bigger project": escalation of the Cold War on an Unpreceded scale.
The parallels are striking. But is there supporting evidence for the scenario of Oswald being unwittingly manipulated as an intelligence pawn in a similar operation?
Declassified memos and investigative reporting by various sources have taught us a great deal over the past 40 years of how involuntary operatives could have been cleverly "programmed" by the CIA as apparent communist sympathizers to infiltrate and disrupted communist organizations. (We …