I decided to do a second part to my previous post and talk a little bit about Lee Harvey Oswald. I watched last week as a memorial was erected in Texas to the police officer who died at the same time as President Kennedy, JD Tippit, and I was really appalled to see that the memorial plaque referred to Lee Harvey Oswald as the murderer.
Lee Harvey Oswald never killed anyone. He was, as he claimed, “a patsy”. I have always believed that Oswald worked for the CIA.
Here are a few reasons why:
Oswald was stationed in Atsugi, Japan during part of his time in the Marines. His Marine base was the home of the CIA’s super-secret U2 spy plane. During this time, Oswald began frequenting a Tokyo bar that was one of the most expensive in the city, the Queen Bee. A night here could run upwards of $100. Oswald was making $85 a month, yet he was frequenting the bar three times a week. He met and dated quite a few beautiful women here; women who were suspected of obtaining military secrets from lonely US Marines.
Oswald contracted Gonorrhea several times while in Atsugi, a transgression the Marine Corp frowns upon. Oddly, his medical record, which was made public by the Warren Commission, shows that he contracted the disease “in the line of duty, not due to own misconduct”.
Hmmmm, in the line of duty? Could he have been passing false information to these women?
Shortly after his stint in Japan, Oswald defected to Russia – at least that’s what the American public was told. Actually, Oswald never renounced his citizenship. He simply wrote a letter of intent to defect, never dated it, and dropped it by the American Embassy in Moscow – on a Saturday. It was never even close to an “official” defection.
It is thought that Oswald was one of a number of Marines who posed as defectors from 1959 to 1961, to gain access to Russian information and intelligence. Visiting Russia was one of the few ways to get information out of the Soviet Union in those early cold war days. In fact, the Warren Commission spoke to at least one other Marine who spent time in Russia posing as a defector. He told a story very similar to Oswald’s. In fact, this Marine’s story was so similar to Oswald’s that the commission had to recheck it to make sure they hadn’t gotten the two men mixed up.
The FBI on the other hand, took Oswald’s defection seriously and had his fingerprint file “marked” should he try to return to the United States. Oswald returned to the United States a year later with absolutely no problems whatsoever…the FBI notification on his file didn’t seem to impede his return, nor his new Russian wife, nor his new baby, nor the fact that he was supposedly a defector. Quite the opposite in fact. He obtained passports for himself and his new family in record time, and was back in the US just a few days later.
After his murder, the FBI collected his possessions and entered the inventory into the official FBI record. One of the items was Oswald’s personal notebook. Inside the notebook was the term “microdot”, a spy process for reducing printed information down to the size of a small dot. The word “microdot” was NOT in common use in 1963.
He was also in possession of a Minox camera (item number 375 in the FBI property inventory). According to the serial number, this was NOT a camera that was available to the general public in 1963. It was used exclusively by the CIA. In fact, when this same inventory list showed up months later in the Warren Commission report, item number 375 was now a “Minox light meter”
Was this a clerical mistake? Probably not since the FBI originally stated they opened the camera and examined the film.
Below is a page from the Dallas police log showing that they turned over a Minox camera to the FBI:
Luckily for researchers, in 1969, the Dallas police chief published a book on the assassination. On page 113 is a picture of the items found in Oswald’s possession.
A tiny Minox camera and a matching flash attachment are clearly visible.
Ten years later, through a Freedom of Information Act request, documents were obtained proving Oswald was indeed considered for CIA recruitment in 1959, but was allegedly turned down. That same year, the public also found out that Oswald had an FBI file, and had worked as an FBI informer.
Oswald may have been a lot of things, but killer was not one of them.