Cuba’s JFK story: 638 ways to kill Fidel Castro

What does the Cuban government say about the assassination of President Kennedy, allegedly by a supporter of President Fidel Castro?

Castro provided some historical perspective at the time in a thoughtful speech.

In this 2006 British documentary, retired Cuban intelligence officer Fabian Escalante has provides a more detailed presentation based on his book, 638 Ways to Kill Castro.




From a 5-Star Amazon review of Jefferson Morley’s 

 CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files

“Can’t imagine a more meticulous take down of the CIA’s decades-long subterfuge surrounding the assassination.”


CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files, provides the fullest account of the role of CIA operations officers in the events leading to the death of JFK.

Another five-star Amazon review:

“Highly recommended to all readers wanting to learn the truth on matters that the Government still fights to keep secret, some 53 years after the tragic event.”

 CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files



  1. Arnaldo M. Fernandez says:

    Castro provided even an analytical perspective in another thoughtful speech four days later, available at Russ Holmes Work File, NARA 104-10406-10008.

  2. Skeptic says:

    According to the Escalante film, the murder attempts were

    Ike 38 (24 months?)
    JFK 42 (35 months)
    LBJ 72 (61 months)
    RMN 184 (69 months [no attempts ascribed to Ford, I assume included here, which give 96])
    JEC 64 (48 months)
    RWR 197 (96 months)
    GWB 16 (48 months)
    WJC 21 (48 months)

    Voiceover has an addditional 4 plots without dates.

    So in 41 years, there were 438 attempts against Castro by CIA. That’s more than 10 per year for 4 decades. My guess is that many were beer hall talk. Whatever the number, an impressive performance by DGI. And note attempts ascribed to JFK and LBJ are about the same frequency (1+ per month). It would be interesting to see the specific dates over the time frame and compare with the events of the larger world… But this is what a physicist would term a low probability event.

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