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county seven years ago by in the courtroom. Bentsen Castro Tied To Kennedy LAS VEGAS, Nev. ( U P I -- Cuban Premier Fidel Castro's vow of vengeance against the Kennedys after learning of a CIA plot to assassinate him led to their later murders. Las Vegas S u n p u b l i s h e r H a n k G r e e n s p u n r e p o r t e d Monday in a copyrighted story. Greenspun said evidence in his possession combined with documents in the hands of congressional committees "provides a c l e a r l y m a r k e d t r a i l leading to logical conclusions conclusions as to why the Kennedy brothers were killed. "That path leads straight to the door of a vengeful Castro." Castro vowed vengeance. Greenspun said, a f t e r learning_of a CIA plot en'iTsting u n d e r w o r l d figures to assassinate him following the "Bay of Pigs" incident. At a meeting with officials officials from South and Latin American states shortly after an attempt on his life in 19G3, Castro said, "The Kennedys have sought to kill me; 1 shall mete out the same justice to them," the publisher reported. (The Senate Intelligence C o m m i t t e e r e p o r t in November said there was evidence of at least eight plots involving the CIA to assassinate Castro between 1960 and 15X55. It said the CIA was p l o t t i n g the murder of the Cuban leader the same day President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas.) Greenspun said Kennedy wanted to counteract the damage the "Bay of Pigs" caused to his political career and the president's brother. Attorney General R o b e r t F . K e n n e d y , physically located his headquarters at the CIA "in order to personally direct the counter 'measures he deemed necessary to offsel the harmful blow to the Kennedy political fortunes. A significant part of Robert K e n n e d y ' s s t r a t e g y revolved about the plan to kill Castro, Greenspun said. "Castro agents captured a CIA assassin and tortured him into revealing to Castro personally, the entire plot to kill him. What is most significant is tha 1 . Castro's threat was to the Kennedys and not to the President alone. This becomes even more meaningful in light of t h e s u b s e q u e n t assassinations of both John and Robert Kennedy." Greenspun said the late U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren was advised "by a person of unquestioned integrity and patriotism" of the CIA plot to kill Castro and of Castro's vow of vengeance. Warren instructed U. S. Secret Service Chief James Rowley to tell the American people the truth but instead the case was turned over the FBI. The late J. Edgar Hoover c o v e r e d up FBI investigative errors made in its report to the Warren Commission by informing President Lyndon Johnson that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing John K e n n e d y . G r said.

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 02 Mar 1976, Tue,
  3. Page 6

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