Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Doppelgänger Comes From On High

The subject of Lee Oswald being impersonated has been an ongoing subject of this blog.  The idea of Oswald having a double in play, as part of an intelligence operation, is a valid model, despite the fringe nature of the subject.   It calls into question what we can find believable about the events surrounding the assassination of John Kennedy and furthermore, how such an operation could have been withheld from the public for so long.

While the late Vincent Buglosi may bemoan Oswald being impersonated as a wacky conspiracy theory, ironically, the first notion that Oswald was being impersonated originates in the government itself.

The Smoking Memo
At some point in time FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover discovered from a source that a possibility existed that Lee H. Oswald may have been impersonated.  He directed a memo to Department of State officials, dated June of 1960, inquiring about this issue.  It is important to note that the memo was sent to the State Department officials in the American Embassy in Moscow–not the officials in Washington, DC.  From this, we see Hoover’s early interest in Lee Oswald's defection and living in the USSR.  

What response Hoover got back in return is unknown.

The researcher that uncovered this document, Jones Harris, once told me that this memo should never have been released.  It reveals too much about what is going on behind the scenes with the important and powerful, people such as Hoover, and what they were thinking about regarding Lee Oswald, who at this point was a Person of Interest.  It also gives us a hint that something else is going on with the young Marine defector.  It exposes that Hoover lied when he stated at the time of the assassination that the FBI knew little regarding Lee Oswald, when in effect, Hoover had taken a keen interest in him early on.  Most likely as early as 1959, the year Oswald defected to the Soviet Union. 

Senator Richard Russell
Another victim of Lyndon Johnson’s arm-twisting, the senior senator from Georgia was a reluctant member of the Warren Commission.  He would shortly after joining be the second member of the government to learn of Oswald being impersonated. Sen. Russell would become the Commission member with the lowest attendance at Commission hearings.  He was a powerful and influential member of the Senate and was obviously a very busy man. 

However, it may also be that understood that the Commission was nothing more than a dog and pony show for public consumption.  The Commission’s work was time limited and they were dependent on evidence being supplied by various agencies of the government, many not that forthcoming.  As Commission member John Jay McCloy once told researcher Jones Harris, the Commission suffered from not having full disclosure (and Earl Warren would say as much to the New York Times in 1964).

Despite Sen. Russell’s lack of attendance at Commission hearings he launched his own behind the scenes investigation, which was largely centered on Oswald. For this effort he contacted Colonel Philip Corso, of military intelligence.  (Yes, that same Colonel Corso of Roswell crash fame.)

Col. Corso knew people.  One person he knew well was William Sullivan of the FBI’s Domestic Intelligence Division.  Sullivan reported back to Corso that there were two birth certificates for a Lee Harvey Oswald.  This explains why Oswald’s birth certificate has never been officially released.  There is more than one!

Corso’s next source was Francis Knight of the U.S. Passport Office.  There, he learned from Knight that there were two passports issued to a Lee H. Oswald and two different people had used them both.

From this we have two more important government officials that knew of Oswald being impersonated.  Or else something really unusual was going on regarding this young man, a fellow billed as a loser and malcontent.  Deep in the Federal bureaucracy there was a special interest in this man and paperwork, real or fabricated, was being created for his background.  It was the crafting of a Legend.

It is unknown what Sen. Russell’s reaction was to learning of Oswald’s two birth certificates and the two passports being issued under Oswald’s name. He apparently shared none of this information with the Commission at large.  He most likely knew for certain that the Warren Commission was never going to get to the truth with these issues.

In an interview conducted by Jones Harris,  Sen. Russell told Harris his belief that there was a conspiracy in the assassination of John F. Kennedy (Sen. Cooper said this as well in a separate interview).  Apparently the Georgia Senator’s conspiratorial views may have stemmed from what he learned from Col. Corso.

So the first opposition to the Warren Report was from within the Commission itself.

And the suspicion that Lee Oswald was being impersonated originates in the government by people not considered to be “Conspiracy Theorists.”


Col. Philip Corso’s conversation with John Armstrong.
John Armstrong, Harvey and Lee, p. 362

The Hoover Memo

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Yankee and Cowboy War

A fascinating book "The Yankee and Cowboy War" by the late Carl Oglesby, published in 1976, is about the turf wars between the Old Money and the New Money. Oglesby forges a link between the JFK assassination and Watergate. Read it free online. Otherwise, it's very expensive used on Amazon with hardcover versions listing for over $100.

One thing that caught my eye is how Oglesby defined how the Federal government actually works as he did in this excerpt below:

"The trick of how the invasion could come about nevertheless, how there could be a Bay of Pigs against the will of the president, is that the president is not an absolute monarch ruling a submissive bureaucracy. Rather, a “corporate” presidency is nested within the federal power grid along with a variety of institutional strongholds, such as the Pentagon, the CIA, the Department of Transportation, the Texas Railroad Commission, etc. The president in proper person is only one among many others on the larger board of national directors – a special stronghold clearly but by no means the only power source on the scene. The presidency of the corporate state is the presidency of factional and bureaucratic coalitions that can weaken, grow old and brittle, fail in crises. The tragedy of Frontier Camelot, whose prince is said to have sought the presidency “because it’s where the action’s at,” unfolds in the princes gradual discovery of the corporate and limited nature of his office, then more particularly of its relative weakness against the will of the clandestine establishments of defense and security."

The Yankee and Cowboy War, by Carl Oglesby, HERE


Tuesday, March 15, 2016


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.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Predictive Programming - JFK Style

“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."   
- Bibliotecapleyades.net

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.

Ralph Yates
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

LHO in Japan

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

Oswald’s Finances During the Summer of 1963

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