President John F. Kennedy riding in a Dallas motorcade moments before his assassination in 1963.

The Soviet Union was behind the claim the U.S. government masterminded the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

So says the co-author of the brand-new best-selling book, “Disinformation.”

Appearing Sunday night on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on WABC in New York City, author Ronald Rychlak explained the campaign by the Communist regime to divert the world’s attention away from the USSR as being a possible suspect in the 1963 fatal shooting of Kennedy.

“Right after the assassination of Kennedy takes place, America is in shock and we’re looking around and we’re trying to figure out – of course this is at the tail end of the, well maybe the middle of the Cold War – who’s responsible,” Rychlak said.

“And one of the first entities I think we would naturally think about would have been at that time the Soviet Union.”

Rychlak stressed “Disinformation” does not imply the Russians were responsible for the shooting, but Moscow merely focused attention elsewhere, including on the U.S. government itself.

“We don’t make the case that the Soviet Union, in fact, was behind it,” he said, “but we do, I think, pretty clearly show that the Soviet Union funded books, funded speakers to go out and point in other directions, particularly to point toward the CIA.

“So, even today, there’s a book coming out this summer trying to make the case that the CIA was behind the assassination. You can look at the people who first made those arguments. They were funded by the Soviet Union.”

(Audio of the interview can be heard by clicking below):

Rychlak co-authored “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism.” with Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence officer ever to defect to the West.

Former CIA Director James Woolsey says of the new book, “‘Disinformation’ will change the way you look at intelligence, foreign affairs, the press and much else besides.”

The book reveals, among many other things:

  • how the Soviet Union played a huge, through unreported, role in instigating worldwide Islamic jihad by translating the notorious anti-Semitic forgery “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” into Arabic and spreading thousands of copies throughout the Arab-Muslim Middle East;
  • how communist disinformation specialists created a narrative that U.S. soldiers were daily committing atrocities in Vietnam, a disinformation narrative picked up and spread by John Kerry, Obama’s secretary of state, when he testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in the early 1970s;
  • how, after the Kennedy assassination, the KGB worked overtime to make Americans believe their own government (the CIA) had been responsible for the shooting;
  • how Pope Pius XII, responsible for saving more Jews from the Nazis than anyone else, and praised by everyone from Churchill to Einstein during his life, was turned into a “Nazi sympathizer” through the magic of KGB disinformation.

Order Lt. Gen. Pacepa’s brand new book, “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategy for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion and Promoting Terrorism.” or get both the book and DVD, “Disinformation: The Secret Strategy To Destroy The West” together – and save!

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