So why don’t the CIA-FSB just kill Arnold Lockshin? (2)
The blatant, undisguised murder of Arnold Lockshin is always an question open for discussion and consideration by the secret political police, whether in the US or in Russia. It simply has not been the preferable approach to the issue. So far.
“The US intelligence agency CIA has since 1945 succeeded in deposing or killing a string of leaders around the world – either directly or, more often, using sympathetic local military, locally hired criminals or pliant dissidents.” (TheGuardian, May 5, 2017)
For the monstrous US lie, spy, criminal, provocation, subversion and regime change, terror, drug-runnning, torture, war and mass murder apparatus – the US secret political police – and for its stooges around the world, there are not the slightest moral, ethical, legal etc. qualms about murdering opponents of US imperialism. Whether they are leaders or simply honest, relatively unknown progressive people.
Point blank murder is far from always the preferable means of eliminating opponents.
Let us backtrack to the US secret political police murders of two prominent Americans: US President John F. Kennedy and civil rights and peace leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
No, I do not claim to have the stature or renown of these two victims. But their murders are nonetheless relevant to my case.
The John F. Kennedy assassination…
John Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 in Dallas, Texas by Cuban counter-revolutionaries and Mafia hit-men operating under the command of the CIA. The American Gestapo and ruling elite scapegoated one of their own agents, former US marine Lee Harvey Oswald (who on CIA orders once had “defected” to the Soviet Union but later returned to the States). Just two days after Kennedy’s murder, Oswald himself was shot dead – right in the Dallas police station! — to prevent him from testifying in his own defense.
The operation was a great success: both the victim and the fall guy were eliminated. But the problems did not end there. For over half a century, there has been enormous distrust of the official version that Oswald, with no other motive than unexplainable “jealousy,” while working in a building far away from Kennedy’s moving motorcade repeatedly fired an obsolete Italian rifle with unerring accuracy and fatally wounded the President.
The Oswald fable is a total lie. Kennedy, the scion of two big-time multimillionaire criminal families, was no progressive but was concerned about the massive and dangerous overreach of the United States. He refused to approve an American invasion of Cuba after the failed Bay of Pigs operation (1962), considered how to lessen the threat of a US-USSR mutual nuclear holocaust and balked about greatly expanding US military involvement in Vietnam (which later was ordered by his successor Lyndon Johnson.
These policies brought John Kennedy into direct confrontation with the US “intelligence community,” the Pentagon and most of the ruling elite. These permanent ultra-reactionary forces in American society ordered Kennedy’s assassination.
Mass suspicion – in the United States, but not only there – of the official fake version of Kennedy’s murder has never gone away. «Kennedy’s assassination had some policy/political effects, but probably its most lasting effect is the distrust in government it led to.» (Quora, May 16, 2013)
In a recemt attempt to again quell public doubts about official Washington’s lying version, the CIA “released” more documents, purportedly relating to the November 1963 presidential murder. After publication of this material, there is no evidence of any significant change in public opinion.
About the only item of note was “a memorandum written by J. Edgar Hoover only two days after Kennedy’s death, clearly expressed the FBI Director’s view of the investigation that it was necessary to “convince the public that Oswald is the real assassin.” (The Irish Echo, Nov. 22, 2017)
The Martin Luther King assassination…
“The life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. are crucial to understanding modern-day American political realities and the FBI’s (the domestic American Gestapo) role within the United States. In the post-World War II era, King was the unparalleled mass leader for progressive social change in America. He was internationally prominent for leading courageous struggles for civil rights, economic justice and peace. King’s stature, even after death, compelled Congress to investigate the plot that led to his assassination on April 4, 1968.” (Silent Terror, p. 72)
“It is a testament to King’s extraordinary heroism and unbreakable character that he never stopped struggling for justice and peace although he knew he was in mortal danger. Less than 24 hours before his death, King made his last eloquent speech…
“While the nation and world mourned his death, FBI agents were delighted and ‘jumped for joy,’ exclaiming ‘they got the son-of-a-bitch!’” (Silent Terror, p. 74)
According to US powers-that-be mythology, James Earl Ray, a white man, all by himself, (a) knew exactly where King would be staying; (b) without attracting attention was able to procure a room in an all-Black area of highly segregated Memphis, Tennessee (c) which was located directly across from the balcony of his target’s motel room; and (d) fired a single lethal shot to King’s head. It defies logical explanation to believe that Ray alone could have ascertained King’s accomodations and situated himself perfectly for murder.
“The King family and others believe that the assassination was carried out by a conspiracy involving the U.S. government… and that Ray was a scapegoat. In 1999 the King family filed a wrongful death lawsuit… alleging a government conspiracy” (Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Wikipedia). «The jury, concluding on December 8, found that… governmental agencies had been part of a conspiracy. The King family has since concluded that Ray did not have anything to do with the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.» (James Earl Ray, Wikipedia).
“The King assassination riots… was a wave of civil disturbance which swept the United States following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. They were the greatest wave of social unrest the United States experienced since the Civil War.” (King assassination riots, Wikipedia)
In an attempt to cover up their crime, the US Government reluctantly approved an American federal holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is celebrated every year on the occasion of King’s birthday.
Even the best laid plans of US Gestapo murderers often go awry.
In spite of secret political police control of the US (and not only US!) mass media, phoney government commissions and inquiries, it has proven impossible to quell mass disquiet over the
multitudinous horrendous crimes of US imperialism, the CIA etc. – along with their collaborators.
It would be an exaggeration to say that the police state dictatorship that is the USA (see my series Dictatorship USA) is currently threatened by public anger over this or that murder or atrocity. But along with growing economic hardship, accelerating distrust of political institutions, such outrage at some future point can well lead to a serious challenge of the status quo.
Far, far better for the merciless ruling class to devise indirect, covert, often convoluted methods to accomplish their inhuman ends.
Правительство США жестоко нарушало мои права человека при проведении кампании террора, которая заставила меня покинуть свою родину и получить политическое убежище в СССР. См. книгу «Безмолвный террор — История политических гонений на семью в США» — «Silent Terror: One family’s history of political persecution in the United States» — http://arnoldlockshin.wordpress.com
Правительство США еще нарушает мои права, в течении более 13 лет отказывается от выплаты причитающейся мне пенсии по старости. Властители США воруют пенсию!! Всё это — ещё доказательство, что настоящий действующий закон в США — Закон джунглей.
ФСБ — Федеральная служба «безопасности» России — вслед за позорным, предавшим страну предшественником КГБ, выполняет приказы секретного, кровавого хозяина (boss) — американского ЦРУ (CIA). Среди таких «задач» — мне запретить выступать в СМИ и не пропускать большинства отправленных мне комментариев. А это далеко не всё…
Арнольд Локшин, политэмигрант из США