OSWALD & THE KGB IN MEXICO is an article by retired KGB Lt. Gen. Nikolai Leonov who met Lee H. Oswald (or someone posing as him) at the Soviet consulate office in 1963. His impression was of a highly nervous individual. Quite a contrast from the cool Oswald arrested the day of the assassination. Posted by Mark Hackard at the Espionage History Archive site.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
“The CIA is not a rogue organization."
- John Brennan, CIA Director
"Predictive programming is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by TPTB."
Psychological warfare has been in operation since the early wars of human history. Of late it's been redefined as "predictive programming" based on the idea that underground ideas from the Ruling Class, that are to implemented, are being "seeded" to the public via the mass media in movies, TV shows, novels, news broadcasts, blogs and so on.
In many instances not actual warfare but more as a tool to disrupt the moral of an enemy army. It's said to be an essential tool of a tyrannical government to subdue a captive public and its also said to have a pervasive influence is seen in the media, the internet, and the daily operations of government. It's particularly evident in movies and TV shows where symbols and memes are employed often.
But does predictive programming in movies or TV shows really forecast future events? There is a lot of debate on that. Just because the first episode of the Lone Gunmen features a plot to hijack a commercial airliner and ram it into the Twin Towers does not mean the public is being conditioned for the real thing to happen. How could it? In this instance, it seems more coincidental, merely a plot device. The notion has been out there a long time. Tom Clancy used an airliner crash into the Capital building in one of his novels. Yet, hidden messages are there and prevalent in popular media.
Regardless, psychological conditioning seems a more app phrase. Whether it works or not they believe it does. All intelligence agency's utilize it. David Philips, deeply involved in the history of the assassination started out as a propaganda expert and was a specialist in psychological operations. The main purpose of propaganda is psychological, to influence people along a certain line of thought. If that doesn't work then they use other methods. Obviously not everybody is fooled and that is when the ridicule starts.
What follows is a look into how predictive programming was used for build up to the Kennedy assassination and on incident in particular.
Air conditioning repair tech Ralph Yates was on his way to his job one morning two days before the assassination when he picked up a young man hitchhiking. The guy had a long package in his arm which Yates recommended he put in the back of his truck. The young man declined saying they were curtain rods. Later as he drove on the guy started discussing the President's upcoming trip to Dallas and asking Yates was it possible to have a assassin with a high powered rifle take shot at his motorcade from the windows of the surrounding buildings. Yates assumed so. At that point the hitchhiker took out a photo of himself holding a long rifle in one hand with a knife in the other, and a pistol strapped to his waist. Yates agreed that a rifle like that could take out a President if equipped with a scope. Finally, he let the young fellow off at the corner of Houston and Elm. Yes, right at the Texas Schoolbook Depository Building with Oswald inside at the very same time.
If this account is true, this meeting of Ralph Yates with the hitchhiker contains all of the major elements of the legend the Warren Commission will build for the assassination of John F. Kennedy. You have the curtain rods package which is a disguise for the rifle, the picture which simulates the famous backyard photo of Oswald holding the alleged murder weapon, a discussion of how to assassinate someone from an open widow in a high-rise building, and finally, the young man being dropped off at the corner of the very building that will be the center of the whole event. (It should be noted that Yates told authorities that this fellow did not resemble Oswald.)
If the assassination of Kennedy is not a conspiracy then what is going on here? Many of the major elements of the official government narrative of Kennedy's murder are cast before the event happens. Ralph Yates gets to work and relates to a fellow co-worker his encounter with this strange kid. In turn, more people most likely heard the tale. The spell is cast. It is now in circulation and will come to fruition in two days. The psychological conditioning for the upcoming assassination is now in play. At least for one man.
However, it is not known what good all of this is. Why would replicating facts from a future event and telling one man about it have any actual effect? It might have some greater success if more people had these encounters. Regardless to what end, the forces that conduct these operations believe it works. Apparently the conspiracy was carefully planned with outlying activities on the side meant to mold the public mind. Just like the reversed frames from the Zapruder published in Life magazine implying a shot from the rear, which ironically, were published in the same exact wrong sequence in the Warren Commission's 26 volumes.
Oswald had to be the lone gunman, from early on, and nothing else was ever going to matter after that.
It is unknown how many people had encounters with this hitchhiker. Or if there were other young men like him in the Dallas area doing what amounts to an Oswald role playing game. If there are other witnesses to this type of encounter, it would be helpful to investigators if they came forward with their stories.
John Armstrong, Harvey and Lee, p. 781-782
Monday, August 10, 2015
Lee Harvey Oswald in Japan. Date unknown, probably 1957. Sure does not resemble the Lee Oswald that was arrested for the President's murder in Dallas in 1963.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
In my study of the case, one particular thing that started to grab my attention was how Lee Oswald and his wife and child, lived durning the summer of and early fall of 1963. From July 22 till October 14, Oswald, under the official history, was unemployed during this time. His only source of income was several months of unemployment checks, which amounted to $336. Cash on-hand at time at the time he was fired from the Reily Coffee Company $202.75. With this meager amount of money, the Oswalds are expected to pay rent and utilities, buy groceries, and then finance all of Lee’s pursuits such as printing FPFC pamphlets, pay one person to help hand them out, pay court costs after his arrest, finance a round trip ticket to Mexico City and five nights at a hotel, and finally, pay the hospital and doctor bills for the birth of his second daughter Rachel.
Oddly, when the Warren Commission complied this listing of Oswald’s income and expenses they totally ignored the birth of the second daughter Rachel, born on the night of October 10, 1963. That would probably have been their biggest expense with doctor and hospital bills. Yet it is completely ignored. Who paid those bills? Did Oswald have enough money left over from the Mexico trip to afford it? The Warren Report accounting has Oswald with $129.76 after the trip and he received his last unemployment payment of $39.00 in early October before the baby’s birth for a total of $168.76. Was that enough? Did Ruth Paine offer to pay the bills, or at least chip in? George de Mohrenschildt would be a good source but he and his wife left for Haiti in June of 1963 so they most likely would not have been involved. Brother Robert was gainfully employed, did he provide help? I have never read any other source regarding the medical bills for the birth of that child how they were paid.
Oswald’s tax returns are a spotty record. His income tax returns for 1956, 1958, 1959, 1962, and 1963 were released by the HSCA in 1978 (180-10110-10130). His tax return from 1957 has never been released and incredibly, the IRS told the Warren Commission that it could not be found.
Oswald filed no tax returns for the years of 1960 and 1961 while in the USSR. This would have been against the law today, since all American citizens living and working abroad must file a return but only since 1962. Oswald claimed during this period to have renounced his U.S. citizenship but that was just a ruse; he didn’t file the proper paperwork (with all things government related, one has to fill out a form, which he failed to do) and his Pass Port file at the State Department was not flagged. Records show that upon his return to the U.S. in June of 1962 he and his wife were virtually penniless. He required a State Department loan to pay for the trip home and got a loan of $200 from his brother Robert and $10 from his mother. While in the USSR his income was greater than the factory manager in Minsk. Where did that money go? Was the exchange rate between the Ruble and the Dollar great enough to devalue his Russian earnings?
It appears the Commission decided to focus solely on the 1962-63 time period, including the summer of 1963, a time in Oswald’s life when he was the least employed. Perhaps it was the easiest accounting method of Oswald’s financial dealings. Or perhaps it was because the Commission was solely dependent upon the FBI, CIA and so on, for evidence and had no independent investigators assigned to the investigation. They could only deal with what they were provided and then there was much they were not provided with.
Remarkably, when his widow Marina went to apply for survivor’s benefits from the Social Security Administration, she was only allowed two years–1962 and 1963. Curiously, all of his other working years from the teenage years thru his three years in Marines were ignored. What is being covered up here? An interesting thing to ponder as we search Oswald’s background. Another circumstantial fact in a possible career as an operative?
The accounting does not include Oswald buying any bullets. He’ll need a clip as well. Nothing of this is documented.
All of the accounting for Oswald’s trip to Mexico City was estimated. Odd considering the FBI down there investigating the matter. It may have been the Commission didn’t have that information at the time of publication. Director Hoover was annoyed with the Commission‘s work and often delayed handing over documents.
Never the less, it appears Oswald was doing things that he may not have had the money for. If so, what was the other source? The Commission debated stories of Oswald being an FBI informant. Perhaps that was a source of his finances, one we are not allowed to know.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
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See any differences?
On the left, Oswald from the summer of 1963
On the right, Oswald in Japan, 1957
On the left, Oswald from the summer of 1963
On the right, Oswald in Japan, 1957
Saturday, December 27, 2014
As pointed out to me by researcher John Armstrong, after doing a search, found that Lee H. Oswald’s name is not listed in the Social Security Death Index. The index is the public list of deceased persons who have been removed from the SSA records and their numbers retired. Yet the man accused of murdering the president of the United States is not listed. Why?
It’s another long list of anomalies associated with this man so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. It reminds me of when his widow Marina applied for her survivor’s benefits and the SSA only acknowledged two years, 1962-1963. Yes, Oswald had worked part time jobs from a teenager, put three years in the Marines, and was employed over two years in the Soviet Union. All ignored.
Oswald’s birth certificate has never been released either. Not the real one. The “Declaration of Birth” released by the FBI in the late 1970’s is a fraud. That type only issued by the state of Louisiana for people born at home, without an attending physician. Oswald was born in a city hospital attended to by a Dr. Mancuso. His mother sold her house to him. I would say that birth certificate is a fraud.
Never the less, you can try it out for yourself HERE.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
I’ve written often on the theory that Lee Oswald was impersonated. At first, I thought this was a fringe element of JFK assassination research. Really wacky. However, some many phases and events in Oswald’s life are so perplexing and in some circumstances, downright weird, that two Oswalds can be the only explanation to suss out the high strangeness of Oswald’s life.
It’s quite evident that there is a coverup in the JFK assassination from documents that remain sealed to the odd disappearances and deaths of witnesses. As at least one researcher has told me, the doppelgängers present a good reason for a coverup. The government had little problem telling the public that Abraham Lincoln was killed as a direct result of a conspiracy. Why this president?
There is no way to maintain order in a civil society if a government admits that a national leader has been slain and the accused assassin has a double on the loose. On the other hand, what a great way to run such an operation. Have one man to develop a legend–making appearances in public places to create a personality type, especially an unlikable, undesirable one. In the meantime, set up his double to take the fall. And the arrested Oswald said such a thing before he was silenced–”I’m just the patsy.”
It all looks like fringe research till you read the June, 1960 memo that FBI Director Hoover sent the Department of State asking for more information regarding Lee Oswald possibly being impersonated. You can rest assured that Hoover sensed something wasn’t right with a former Marine defecting to the Soviet Union and he was developing leads on him early on. Ultimately, he knew the most about Oswald outside of the traditional rings of power and the intelligence agencies. (That memo also shows that Hoover lied immediately following the assassination of JFK when he said for the public record that Lee Oswald was somebody the FBI knew little about. And the FBI agents were showing up everywhere Oswald had worked or went to school in less that 24 hours collecting documents on him. Didn’t take them long did it? And many of those records quickly disappeared.)
There are many instances of Lee Oswald possibly being impersonated but what follows is a few of the many examples of a likely doppelgänger at work.
Arrival in New Orleans, 1963
Lee Oswald arrives in New Orleans supposedly in search of work but as will develop over that summer, he will pursue marxist political operations which will land him in jail resulting in a TV interview and a radio debate which will further build the public legend of a leftwing agitator, one of the forerunners of many more to follow in the decade of the 1960’s.
When Oswald turns up on April 24, he stays with the his aunt and uncle, Lillian and Charles Murret. Lillian is his mother’s younger sister.
Lee starts doing some peculiar. He starts researching Oswalds in the phone directory seeking to get in touch with his father’s brothers. He’s particularly interested in Harvey, the source of his middle name. He eventually makes contact with Hazel Oswald, the widow of William, one of his father’s other brothers. She informs him that all of his uncles are deceased. He then travels to meet her and she gives him a large, framed picture of his father, Robert Sr.
There are several odds things about this story. First, why doesn’t Lee know is uncles are all gone? All he has to do is ask his aunt Lillian. She’s a life-long resident of New Orleans and would probably know if any of the Oswalds were alive since her sister married into the Oswald family. It’s a common thing most people know, regarding families, both blood and by marriage. If anything, he could have called his mother to find out. Even his brothers, Robert and John Pic, might have known.
Apparently, Lee didn’t want anybody in his family to know that he was looking up Oswald family members that by all counts, he should have known were dead.
Maybe because this is the wrong Lee, an impostor arriving in New Orleans with a sketchy history of the Oswald family. If he asked anybody in the know, for example his mother or his aunt, he may have been met with, “You don’t know that your uncles are all gone?” Although one would assume that in an operation utilizing doubles, they would both be well briefed in family matters such as this. It’s reminiscent of Marguerite Oswald giving a host of wrong answers when questioned by probation officer John Caro in 1953 regarding Lee being truant from school in New York.
Eventually, he meets up with Hazel Oswald who gives him a large, framed picture of their father, Robert Sr. It should be noted that this picture is not found in Oswald’s possessions after the assassination. Robert Oswald ends up with it. Interesting, because Robert maintains that he never had any contact with Lee after the 1962 Thanksgiving gathering (see below) until the day of the assassination. So how did he get it?
Here’s a bit of trivia. William Oswald had a son, also named William. Researcher John Armstrong discovered that William was working as a salesman at the Reilly Coffee company at the very same time Lee was working there (p. 554). It’s unknown what interaction Lee had with this cousin or if William helped Lee get the job there. He is supposed to have seen an ad for a job, applied, interviewed, hired, and went to work the following day. This would be his only job in New Orleans. At least for this version of Lee Oswald.
Thanksgiving Day, 1962
This the last time all three brothers were be together. They met at Robert and Vada’s home and all of the brothers had their wives and children present. Home movies were made which can be easily found online. Oddly, their mother Marguerite was not invited. Robert later said in his Warren Commission testimony that her name never came up during the course of the gathering, although John Pic said she was mentioned by Lee. Some family huh?
Of all the brother’s there, John Pic, the son from Marguerite’s first marriage noticed the most changes in Lee. John found Lee to look different than the 10 year old boy he had last seen (actually, in his WC testimony he got Lee’s age off by 2 years). Seeing a difference would be understandable given that length of time, but there were other more adult features John did not see. For example, their cousin Marilyn Murret had told him that Lee had developed a bull neck since joining the Marines. The bull neck Lee can be seen from his Marine pictures. John did not notice Lee’s neck being any bigger. When questioned by Commission attorney Jenner, John testified to Lee’s eyes looked different, sunken in. When shown the picture of Lee at the Bronx zoo in 1953, John said that it wasn’t Lee in the picture. And lastly, he was upset that Lee referred to him as a “half-brother,” which of course he was, but Lee had never alluded to him in such a manner in the past or ever introduced him to anybody as a
One thing researcher John Armstrong once told me that he had interviewed Rachael Oswald. He asked her about what interaction she had over the years with her uncle Robert. None, she said. Perhaps Oswald’s daughters are fathered by an impostor? In his actions and statements Robert seems to know more than he ever let on. He is not approachable by researchers so we can never know for certain what he really knows. More about Robert Oswald in my article here.
The Mexico City Trip
I don’t intend to take a trip down that confusing rabbit trail. But it’s a path littered with references to Oswald being impersonated, and that’s long before he actually gets to Mexico City and is impersonated on the phone calls to the Russian Embassy and the Cuban Consulate office there.
One instance is when Oswald arrives back in Dallas after his Magical Mystery Tour to Mexico, which was on October 3, 1963. Simultaneously, four library books he allegedly checked out on September 19, in New Orleans, are returned to the library that day of October 3rd. Those books were, Goldfinger and Moonraker, by Ian Fleming; Age and Essence and New World by Aldous Huxley. It’s likely that he did not take the books with him on the Mexico City trip as Oswald would have to make a side trip to New Orleans after his return from Mexico, to deliver the borrowed books. The apartment on 4905 Magazine Street, as stated by the manager, was cleared out leaving nothing behind. Did Oswald know somebody in New Orleans to deliver the books to the Library? And why on October 3rd, the very day that he arrives in Dallas? Basically, Oswald couldn’t have done it. Somebody else did. And who? (p. 597)
There is the famous Sylvia Odio incident where she claims two Hispanic men and one gringo showed at her sister’s apartment in Dallas either on September 26 or 27 seeking financial help from her father, imprisoned in Cuba, for running operations against Castro (i.e., assassination of the Cuban leader). The gringo identified himself as Leon Oswald. But on the day of the assassination, after Oswald’s arrest, Odio identified Lee Oswald as the “Leon Oswald” at her door. (Her sister also identified Lee Oswald as well, although she was never interviewed by the FBI.) However, Oswald was on the bus in Mexico at this time. Her testimony was discounted by the Warren Commission, using two ne'er-do-wells who later recanted their statements that they were ever at the apartment.
Then there is Antonio Veciana of Alpha 66, the anti-Castro group financed by the CIA. Veciana’s story is famous in JFK lore as it accounts for a witness sighting of Lee Oswald with a major intel operative. Veciana was in Dallas for the purpose of meeting with his CIA case officer Maurice Bishop (i.e., David Atlee Phillips as ID’d by E. Howard Hunt) in Dallas. Before he gets there, he see’s Bishop/Phillips chatting with a young man of whom he is not introduced to. Later, he’ll see this young man on the news charged with the death of a president and a police officer. This sighting occurred in late summer/early fall, at a time when Oswald was supposed to be nowhere near Dallas. In fact, not in Dallas anytime in the entire month of September. But there are many witnesses who can account for Oswald in Dallas/Irving throughout the summer of 1963 such as Cliff Shasteen, the barber that saw Lee Oswald come to shop in Irving numerous times that summer.
Oswald, or Oswald #2, or even a #3 was leaving tracks all over the place. In John Armstrong’s Harvey and Lee, he makes mention of an undercover agent, Roy Frankhauser. Frankhauser claims to have met Michael and Ruth Paine in 1960 as all three were allegedly infiltrating The Socialist Worker’s Party. He claims to have met Lee Oswald in New York city during the week of September 16th, as he and Ruth escorted Lee to an exposition hosted by David Rockefeller (p. 597). He also claimed that Ruth Paine was Oswald’s “babysitter.”
Also on September 16, somebody in Hubertus, Wisconsin, left a Lee Harvey Oswald signature in a restaurant registry. Then on the 24th somebody left an Oswald signature at a nightclub 30 miles outside of Milwaukee. That day, President Kennedy spoke in Ashland, Wisconsin. Was this to promote a legend of Oswald stalking Kennedy? If so, this fiction was not used later (p. 595).
Even earlier that summer, on July 26, a Lee Oswald signed the guest ledger at the Atomic Energy Museum at Oak Ridge, Tennessee (p. 551). This Oswald left duel addresses of Dallas and USSR. How’s that for a cheap plant?
As you can see, the operators run threads all over the place from New York, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and back to Texas again. They run a line of alternate scenarios that might be used later, or not, as the situation develops. Mostly likely these are not actual physical impersonators at work, but instead, operatives trained in how to replicate Oswald’s signature. Then send them out marking up guest books, building the legend. The only real fault with this method is that it leaves a trail; Oswald signatures in diverse places where they should not be, at the wrong dates, making little sense, adding a flare of mystery to the whole shebang. Meanwhile, Lee Oswald is being monitored and used in ways he probably had no knowledge of.
The poor rube.
All page numbers relate to John Armstrong’s Harvey and Lee.