Johnson could have been behind the assassination.'According to our source, officials of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union believed there was some well-organized conspiracy on the part of the "ultraright" in the United States to effect a "coup".' The Soviet Union feared they were going to get blamed for putting 'neurotic maniac' Lee Harvey Oswald (pictured on November 22, 1963) up to assassinating John F Kennedy, one of more than 2,800 newly released assassination files has revealed President and Mrs. Kennedy smile at the crowds lining their motorcade route in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963 just moments before he was assassinated as they car passed through Dealey Plaza In one FBI document dated December 1, 1963, from director J Edgar Hoover, the agency reveals everything it learned about the Soviet Union's reaction to JFK's assassination and what its agents might have known about Oswald It was believed by the FBI's source that the assassination 'was not the deed of one man, but that it arose out of a carefully planned campaign in which several people played a part'.
“There’s no doubt that the plan would have been used if the green light was given from above - the political leadership of the communist bloc,” he said.
The Soviet Union feared it would be hit with a nuclear strike if it was blamed for putting 'neurotic maniac' Lee Harvey Oswald up to assassinating John F Kennedy, newly released files have revealed.
According to scenarios drafted in 1964, Warsaw Pact forces planned to use 131 tactical nuclear missiles and bombs to sideline NATO armaments and destroy Western Europe’s political and communications centres, in the event of an “imperialist” strike.
In an alarming insight into the “Doctor Strangelove” mindset of Soviet strategists, the Czechoslovak People’s Army, CSLA, was then expected to immediately march over deadly radioactive landscape and invade Nuremburg, Stuttgart and Munich, then bastions of West Germany.
“At first when people started telling me that these TV reports had started calling me a hero, I was surprised," he told RT in 2010.
The near-crisis came at a time of heightened tensions between the US and USSR, three weeks after the Soviet military shot down Korean Air Lines flight 007, killing all 269 on board.
Soon after midnight on 26 September, 1983, duty officer Stanislav Petrov was in charge of an early warning radar system in a bunker near Moscow when computer readouts suggested several missiles had been launched from the US towards the USSR.Soviet reinforcements would then continue the offensive towards the Pyrenees in the west.Historian Petr Lunak from NATO’s information office in Brussels, found the 17-page Warsaw Pact plan while sifting through declassified communist-era documents in Prague’s military archives.The trove of 2,800 files were published on the National Archives website Thursday night, but President Donald Trump kept at least 300 documents back so federal agencies could black out portions.In one FBI document dated December 1, 1963, from director J Edgar Hoover, the agency reveals everything it had learned about the Soviet reaction to the JFK assassination and what its agents might have known about Oswald.The tranche of documents reveal that the Soviet Union was just as obsessed with conspiracy theories surrounding Kennedy's death as the rest of the world, even believing Vice President Lyndon B.