Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Bart Kamp’s second floor lunchroom encounter interview


Bart Kamp was recently interviewed by Rob Clark of the “Lone Gunman Podcast” concerning the fictional second floor lunchroom encounter (see here). I highly recommend it! Warning: This is not for those who hold the fictional lunchroom encounter as a sacred belief. 

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Oswald, Fred Korth, and the Office of Naval Intelligence


Please note: The following essay was proof-read by researcher Bart Kamp prior to it being published on this blog.


It has long been believed that Lee Harvey Oswald was some sort of intelligence agent/asset of the United States Government. It has also long been believed that Oswald’s so-called defection to the Soviet Union in October, 1959, was part of a false defector program being run by the CIA and/or the ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence). In this brief essay, I will only focus on the evidence showing that Oswald was involved with the ONI following his return to the United States from the Soviet Union. As the reader is most likely aware, Oswald was involved with the Fair Play for Cuba Committee following his return to the United States. It is also well known that Oswald had the address 544 Camp Street (in New Orleans, Louisiana) stamped on his Fair Play for Cuba Committee leaflets. Located in the same building with this address were the offices of former FBI agent and right-wing extraordinaire, Guy Banister (see here).

As researchers such as Joan Mellen have discussed, Oswald was most likely working for Banister during his involvement with the FPCC (see here). What we should keep in mind is that Banister’s friend and ONI reserve officer, Guy Persac Johnson, had recommended Banister to the ONI; and that he (Banister) did in fact work for them (see here, here, here, and here). As a matter of fact, Banister’s offices were located across the street from the ONI in New Orleans (see here). During the much publicised trial of the right-wing New Orleans businessman, Clay Shaw, for the assassination of President Kennedy, one of Shaw’s first attorney’s was the aforementioned Guy Johnson. As the reader is probably aware, Oswald had been passing out FPCC leaflets in front of the International Trade Mart in New Orleans (which Clay Shaw was the managing director of) on August 16, 1963; and that following Oswald’s arrest on the day of the assassination, Shaw had contacted attorney Dean Andrews (using his alias Clay Bertrand) and asked him to represent Oswald (see here).

Another thing to keep in mind is that Oswald’s older half-brother, John Edward Pic, had worked with the ONI. As researcher Greg Parker explains in volume one of his ground-breaking book, Pic worked in the U. S. Coast Guards’ Port Security Unit which was charged with “ridding ports of subversive elements,” and that the PSU worked with the FBI and the ONI in this regard (see here). Taking this into account with what was discussed above; it seems very likely that Oswald was at least working for the ONI as an informant during his involvement with Guy Banister and the FPCC. The sixty four thousand dollar question is; who was responsible for Oswald’s involvement with the ONI, Banister, and the FPCC following his return from the Soviet Union? The one name that comes to mind is Fred Korth.

From January 4, 1962 until November 1, 1963, Korth served as SECNAV (Secretary of the U. S. Navy). As Greg Parker explains in volume one of his book, Korth had served as the divorce attorney of Oswald’s step father, Edwin Ekdahl, during his bitter divorce from Oswald’s mother in 1948 (see here). Therefore, Korth was acquainted with the Oswald family long before Oswald’s so-called defection to the Soviet Union. As SECNAV, Korth would surely have had little trouble in clearing Oswald to work for the ONI. According to an assassination investigator named Joe Cooper, Oswald’s mother Marguerite claimed that Korth had arranged for Oswald’s discharge from the U. S. Marines prior to his so-called defection to the Soviet Union; and that beyond that, Korth had “played a part” in Oswald’s life (see here).

As a matter of fact, it is my belief that Korth played a role in Oswald’s return from the Soviet Union. Let’s consider the following. When Oswald’s wife Marina testified before the Warren Commission, she claimed that one of the first individuals she and her husband became acquainted with following their arrival in the U. S. from the Soviet Union was Peter Paul Gregory (see here). When Gregory was interviewed by the FBI on May 13, 1964, his employment address was recorded as being the Continental National Bank Building in Fort Worth, Texas (see here). Fred Korth had served as President of the Continental National Bank in Fort Worth, Texas, prior to becoming SECNAV. Although I am not aware of any proof that Gregory was working inside the aforementioned building when Korth was President of the Continental National Bank, if he was, it’s entirely possible that he and Korth were acquainted; and that Korth may have recommended to Oswald that he contact Gregory for assistance. Regardless of what the reader may believe, I find it rather “coincidental” that one of the first individuals Oswald and his wife got in touch with upon their arrival in the U. S. worked in the Continental National Bank Building.

Several researchers such as myself have come to suspect that Fred Korth may been involved in the assassination due to the TFX (Tactical Fighter Experimental) aircraft scandal, in which Korth was suspected of favouring the award of the $6.5 billion TFX contract to General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas, instead of the Boeing company in Seattle, Washington (which was the preferred choice for the contract) due to his involvement with General Dynamics during his tenure as President of the Continental National Bank in Fort Worth, Texas (see here and here for example). Korth was forced to leave his position as SECNAV on November 1, 1963, due to the TFX scandal; and although President Kennedy had publicly claimed that as far as he was concerned, Korth had not acted improperly with regards to the TFX contract (see here), Korth nevertheless was probably concerned that he would face criminal charges for his role in securing the TFX contract for General Dynamics over Boeing.

Following President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, the investigations into the TFX scandal by the McClellan Committee had ceased until the year 1969; when Lyndon Johnson was no longer President. As several researchers have noted, Don Reynolds; a friend of Johnson’s protégé, Bobby Baker, claimed that Johnson had received a $100,000 payoff for his role in securing the TFX contract for General Dynamics in Fort Worth (see here). Although I don’t believe that Johnson was the so-called mastermind behind the assassination, I nevertheless believe that he at least had foreknowledge of the assassination plot; and that his role in the TFX scandal was a motive for his involvement in said plot. Johnson was not only close friends with Fred Korth, but he was also friends with Louise Raggio; the divorce attorney of the notorious Ruth Paine during her sham divorce from Michael Paine (see here under the subheading “Oswald and the 112th Military Intelligence Group”). In my opinion, this is not a connection which any serious researcher of the assassination should overlook.

Returning now to Fred Korth’s likely involvement in the assassination conspiracy, the day on which Korth left his position as SECNAV (November 1, 1963) is interesting for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it is the day on which someone claiming to be Oswald filled out an application form to rent a post office box inside the Terminal Annex Building located opposite the TSBD building. As I discuss in my essay “Who was behind the assassination – Part 2?” this was likely done as part of framing Oswald for the assassination (see here under the subheading “Charles W. Webster, John Jacob Abt, and Dr. Robert John Morris”). What’s particularly interesting to me is that according to former ONI agent, Robert David Steel, the ONI had its Dallas offices located inside that very same building! (see here). November 1, 1963, is also approximately the day on which the mysterious and suspicious Larry Crafard claimed that he went to work for Jack Ruby at the Carousel club (see here).

As I discuss in my essay “Did Larry Crafard kill J.D. Tippit?” Crafard’s alibi for the time President Kennedy was assassinated doesn’t hold up; and that Crafard was likely the culprit who gunned down Dallas Police officer, J. D. Tippit. November 1, 1963 is also the day on which Herbert Leon Lee; a floor layer and U. S. Navy veteran, claimed he moved out of the rooming house at 1026 North Beckley Avenue in Dallas, Texas, where Oswald was allegedly living at the time of the assassination. As I discuss in the "Larry Crafard, Lawrence Howard, Herbert Leon Lee etc." thread at the ROKC forum, Lee and his friend, James Douglas Watson, may have been involved with Jack Ruby and Larry Crafard in illegal gun running activities which may have been related to the assassination (see here). As Greg Parker more or less suggests in the “Herbert Leon Lee” thread at the ROKC forum, Lee may have been on the sixth floor of the TSBD building at the time of the assassination (see here).

According to Lee’s obituary, he had been a floor layer for over 30 years before becoming a police officer in the Jefferson Texas Police Department (his obituary contains a photograph showing him wearing what appears to be a Police uniform). As Greg Parker once remarked, it seems somewhat odd that Lee became a police officer after laying floors for over 30 years. However, if Lee had worked for the ONI during his time in the U. S. Navy, this could certainly explain why he went on to become a police officer. It is my belief that Lee did work for the ONI; and that he may in fact have been involved in the assassination. It is also my belief that Larry Crafard moved into the rooming house at 1026 North Beckley Avenue after Lee left to take his place there with regards to illegal gun running activities.

There is yet another interesting “coincidence” which may be significant. On or about October 31, 1963, someone apparently claiming to be Oswald applied for a job as a bellman at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Jack Ruby seems to have been a regular visitor to the hotel (see here). One of the board of directors of the Hilton Hotels Corporation (which included the Statler Hilton Hotel in Dallas) was Henry Crown (see here). In 1959, Crown become the largest shareholder of the General Dynamics Corporation; and merged his Material Service Corporation with General Dynamics that same year (see here). Crown was also allegedly acquainted with Jack Ruby (see here) It obviously would have been in Crown’s interest that the General Dynamics Corporation be awarded the contract for the TFX. Although all of this may be just a coincidence, it is my belief that Crafard was the Oswald look-alike who had applied for a job at the Statler Hilton Hotel near the end of October, 1963; and that the possible purpose of this was for Crafard to attend meetings at the hotel concerning final preparations for the assassination, without arousing the suspicion of Hotel staff. Of course, I can’t prove any of this.

Returning now again to Fred Korth, if Korth was the one calling the shots concerning the plot to assassinate the President, then perhaps the final decision to assassinate the President (with Oswald as the designated patsy) was made right around November 1, 1963, when Korth left his position as SECNAV over the TFX scandal. Regardless of what role Korth may actually have played in the assassination, I think it is important that we keep in mind the interesting “coincidences” discussed above. We should also keep in mind Korth’s connection to the Oswald family; and the likelihood that he was responsible for Oswald’s involvement with the ONI and the FPCC following Oswald’s return from the Soviet Union. It is also worth noting that as SECNAV, Korth could have reversed the undesirable discharge given to Oswald by the U. S. Marine Corps reserve following his (Oswald’s) so-called defection to the Soviet Union; and that Korth could have used this as leverage against Oswald (as can be seen here, Korth was aware of Oswald’s undesirable discharge).

Of course, there is also the question of whom or what Oswald’s inspiration was in wanting to work for the ONI. The answer to that question may lie with one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century; namely, Ernest Hemingway. Oswald had written about Hemingway, and even compared himself to him in his letter to John Connally protesting his undesirable discharge (see here and here). And as Greg Parker writes at the education forum, Oswald wanted to be Ernest Hemingway (see here). Hemingway had worked for the ONI, and was involved in “identifying” Nazi spies and “discovering” communists (see here and here). As discussed above, Oswald was most likely working for the ONI during his involvement with the FPCC; which almost certainly would have included collecting the names of so-called communists involved with or showing an interest in the FPCC. As the reader may be aware, following the assassination, it was discovered that Oswald had the name and address of George Lincoln Rockwell (the founder of the American Nazi Party) inside his notebook (see here). Oswald may have been spying on Rockwell and the ANP as part of his involvement with the ONI.

Before concluding this essay, there are several other individuals of interest whom I would like to discuss. Let’s begin with former FBI agent, I. B. Hale. Hale was evidently a close associate of FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover, and was the chief of security at General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas (see here and here). Hale’s wife (Virginia Hale) worked at the Texas Employment Commission in Fort Worth; and had helped Oswald obtain his job at the Leslie Welding Company in Fort Worth following his return from the Soviet Union (see here). I believe it is quite likely that Fred Korth had put Oswald in touch with Virginia Hale through her husband. In August, 1962, I. B. Hale’s twin sons (Robert Allen and William Hale) burglarised the apartment of JFK’s so-called mistress, Judith Campbell Exner (see here, here, and here).

It has been suggested that the burglary had something to do with blackmailing President Kennedy into giving the TFX aircraft contract to General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas. Considering that two of Hale’s sons were involved in the burglary, I believe this could very well be the case. Robert Allen Hale was married to John Connally’s daughter, Kathleen; who supposedly committed suicide by shooting herself behind her right ear with a 20-gauge shotgun in April, 1959. What’s interesting (as other researchers have pointed out) is that Fred Korth’s daughter, Verita, also allegedly committed suicide by shooting herself in the mouth with a 20-gauge shotgun in the year 1969.

Although I will never be able to prove it, I not only believe that Robert Allen Hale killed Kathleen Connally, but that he was also likely involved in the death of Verita Korth; and that her death had something to do with the TFX scandal and/or the assassination (keep in mind that Verita Korth’s death occurred the same year the investigation into the TFX scandal was reopened). My recommendation to the reader is that he/she read about what sort of a person Robert Allen Hale was, and judge for themselves whether he was capable or not of killing his wife and Korth’s daughter (see here for example). I not only believe he was more than capable of committing these crimes, but that he may also have been used as a sniper/lookout for the assassination of the President.

Let’s now take a look at a couple of other individuals of interest who were associated with the General Dynamics Corporation. First there is Maurice “Tex” Moore. Moore was an attorney and brother-in-law of Henry Luce (of Time-Life fame) who served as a director of the General Dynamics Corporation from 1962 to 1972 (see here). Let’s consider that an attorney/clerk/secretary named Maurice Moore was listed in the Appendix of the Warren Commission report as one of many lawyers who were helpful to the Commission (see here). This is almost certainly Maurice “Tex” Moore; as “Tex” Moore was said to be a friend of Warren Commission member, John J. McCloy (see here). Of interest to me is determining whether Maurice “Tex” Moore was related to Dallas CIA agent, J. Walton Moore; who was one of the men Oswald’s so-called best friend, George DeMohrenschildt, consulted with to see if it was “safe” for him (DeMohrenschildt) to “assist” Oswald following his return from the Soviet Union (see here).

Another person DeMohrenschildt said he consulted in this regard was attorney Max Clark, who was employed by Convair (a division of the General Dynamics Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas) as a “Supervisor of Industrial security and Investigation…” (see here). There is yet another individual with connections to both DeMohrenschildt and the General Dynamics Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas, who is of interest; namely, Jack Alston Crichton. Crichton was an oil and natural gas industrialist from Dallas, Texas, who had connections to U. S. Army intelligence and the DPD. Crichton joined the Empire Trust company in 1953, and evidently served as the company’s Vice President until 1962 (see here). Of note is that the Empire Trust Company was an investor in the General Dynamics Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas (see here). It’s possible that Crichton was a shareholder of the Corporation up until the time of the assassination and beyond. I discuss Crichton’s possible involvement in the assassination in my essay “Who was behind the assassination?” (see here). I recommend that the reader spare some time to read through it.

Let’s now take a look at Admiral Henry Chester Bruton. Bruton was a rear admiral in the U. S. Navy who became director of Naval Communications during the 1950s, and who knew George DeMohrenschildt. In fact, DeMohrenschildt had introduced Oswald to Bruton following Oswald’s return from the Soviet Union (see here). Subsequent to his retirement from the Navy in 1960, Bruton evidently became Vice President of the Collins Radio Company (see here and here). The reader may be familiar with the allegation that individuals with connections to the Collins Radio Company may have been involved in the assassination and the murder of Dallas Police officer, J. D. Tippit. For example, an Oswald lookalike was seen driving the car identified as being that of Collins Radio employee, Carl Amos Mather, near the Texas Theater where Oswald was arrested on the day of the assassination (see here). Mather and his wife were acquainted with J. D. Tippit and his wife.

Although Bruton was retired from the Navy before Fred Korth became SECNAV, he and Korth may have crossed paths before the assassination. Aside from their association with the U. S. Navy, let’s keep in mind that both Korth and Bruton had graduated from George Washington University Law School (see here and here). Another thing to keep in mind is that the Collins Radio Company had connections to the General Dynamics Corporation. In late August, 1963, Collins Radio received a subcontract from General Dynamics to install “high-fidelity” radio equipment for the TFX fighter jets (see here). As Bill Kelly mentions at the education forum; “The August 1963 Collins/General Dynamics subcontract might be significant in regards to the Rex because of the Gen. Dynamics CIA contract to develop ‘a highly [manoeuvrable] high-speed boat designed for use by guerilla raiders’.” The Rex was a CIA “raider ship” which was leased to the Collins Radio company ostensibly for “electronic and oceanographic research,” and which was used to “deposit” anti-Castro Cuban commandos in Cuba in late October, 1963 (see here).

As I discuss in parts one and two of my essay “Who was behind the assassination?” there is very good reason to believe that individuals involved in the plot to assassinate President Kennedy wanted to give the impression that Cuban communists were behind the assassination; with the hope that the U. S. military would invade Cuba and overthrow the Castro regime out of retaliation. There is one other individual with connections to the General Dynamics Corporation I would like to discuss in this essay. Mason Lankford Jr. was a special agent of the ONI in Dallas, Texas; who served as director of security at the General Dynamics Convair division from 1948 to 1972. We should bear in mind that Oswald’s older brother, Robert, was employed at the Convair division in 1956. Lankford was also acquainted with Dallas Police officer, Roscoe White, and was involved in “guarding” the Oswald family following the assassination (see here).

In closing, let me state that there is little doubt in my mind that Oswald was working for the ONI following his return from the Soviet Union; and that Fred Korth had played a role in this. Naturally, the ONI has denied that Oswald worked for them as an agent or informant (see here). However, does any rational person actually believe that the ONI, CIA, FBI etc. would publicly admit that Oswald ever worked for them as an agent or informant? Think about the shame and embarrassment such an admission would bring to those organisations. These organisations would also surely have been concerned that the public would come to suspect them as possibly being involved in some sort of a conspiracy with Oswald to assassinate the President. In my opinion, it is absolutely ridiculous to expect that any one of these organisations would acknowledge that Oswald had worked for them as an agent or informant.


Addendum #1 (posted 26/8/2016)

To add to the so-called coincidences concerning Fred Korth, Larry Crafard, the General Dynamics corporation etc., William Crowe (a.k.a Bill DeMar); who was a master of ceremonies at the Carousel Club, informed the Warren Commission that he arrived back at the Carousel Club around November 1, 1963 (see here).  As I have discussed elsewhere, I believe DeMar (who was involved with hypnosis) possibly hypnotised Jack Ruby to shoot Oswald at the basement of the DPD. Contrary to what I have advocated in the past, I believe DeMar “programed” Ruby to shoot Oswald as soon as he (Ruby) saw Oswald being escorted by Dallas Police officers inside the basement. Let’s now consider the following. On November 24, 1963, Bill DeMar contacted a friend of his named David Edwin Hoy, and provided him with information about Jack Ruby (see here and here).

What’s interesting is that a Patrick H. Hoy was a senior Vice President of the General Dynamics Corporation (see here, here and here). Although I can’t prove that Patrick Hoy and David Edwin Hoy were blood related, I nevertheless believe they were. I also believe that Bill DeMar was acquainted with both of them. Even if it can never be proven that the two Hoys were blood related; I nevertheless believe that it wasn’t a coincidence that DeMar arrived back at the Carousel club around November 1, 1963.

Addendum #2 (posted 28/8/2016)

At the time of the assassination, Marguerite Oswald was living at a duplex apartment in Fort Worth, Texas, allegedly owned by a Mary Ann/Anne/E. McCarthy. McCarthy is said to have been a close friend of Fred Korth (see here and here).  Given Korth’s connection to the Oswald family, it wouldn’t surprise me if these allegations are in fact true. McCarthy allegedly bought the duplex apartment in February, 1963 (see here). On April 13, 1965, the FBI interviewed a man named Joe McCarthy who informed them that he had rented the aforementioned apartment to Marguerite Oswald “about two or three years ago” (see here). According to available public records, a Mary Anne McCarthy; who had been living in Fort Worth, Texas, and whose aliases included the name “Mary Ellen McCarthy,” was related to a Joseph McCarthy (see here). It seems apparent to me that this is the same Mary Anne McCarthy who owned the duplex apartment in Fort Worth, Texas.


Addendum #3 (posted 31/8/2016)

Another person of interest who was likely involved with the ONI is the mysterious and suspicious, Igor “Turk” Vaganov. Vaganov has long been suspected of being the culprit who gunned down Dallas Police officer, J. D. Tippit. Researcher Lee Farley once postulated that Vaganov may have been one of the two men supposedly from IBM who were inside Johnny Calvin Brewer’s shoe store when Brewer allegedly observed Oswald acting suspiciously; as a friend of Vaganov’s informed researcher Mark Bridger that Vaganov identified himself as an “international trouble-shooter for IBM” (see here and here). Lee Farley also argued that Vaganov may have been an Oswald look-alike seen at the Sports drome rifle range in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas before the assassination using the name John Nicholson; which was one of Vaganov’s many aliases (see here).

Vaganov’s mother, Mrs. Anton Gedvilo Broomal, informed the FBI that Vaganov had served in the U. S. Navy for three years, and received an honorable discharge in November, 1961 (see here). However, according to researcher Mark Bridger, Vaganov joined the U. S. Navy in January, 1959, and was discharged in July, 1963 (see here). Bridger also claims that in 1960 (whilst on leave from the Navy), Vaganov opened a savings account at the Republic National Bank in Dallas, Texas. The reader should keep in mind that (as researcher Greg Parker pointed out) the Republic National Bank was identified as being a conduit of CIA funds since the year 1958. It is also worth keeping in mind that Oswald’s so-called best friend, George DeMohrenschildt, occupied two rooms inside the Republic National Bank Building from September, 1954, to May, 1959 (see here).

As Mark Bridger explains, beginning September, 1963, Vaganov had been requesting to be transferred from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Dallas, Texas, by his employer (the General Electric Company), and that by October, 1963, these requests were “becoming more frequent.” According to Bridger, Vaganov made his final (futile) request for a transfer on November 5, 1963, after which he left his job and travelled to Dallas, Texas (see here). However, Vaganov’s mother more or less told the FBI that Vaganov left Philadelphia on November 2, 1963. Regardless of who is correct, it seems rather significant to me that Vaganov left for Dallas shortly after November 1, 1963 (see above for the significance of this date). In fact, it is my belief that Vaganov was at least involved in the Tippit murder; and that he was one of the so-called IBM men inside Johnny Calvin Brewer’s shoe store. Given his apparent penchant for radios (as discussed by Mark Bridger), I also can’t help but think that Vaganov had some involvement with the Collins Radio Company.


Addendum #4 (posted 3/9/2016)

At the ROKC forum, I previously discussed the allegation that an Oswald lookalike was seen inside Morgan’s gun shop at Fort Worth, Texas, around November 2, 1963 (see here). On December 4, 1963, a W. M. Farrar informed the FBI that on November 2 or November 9, 1963, he observed a man whom he described as being “the general size and appearance as Oswald” inside Bailey’s gun shop in Wichita Falls, Texas; who inquired about an Italian 6.5 X 54 rifle (see here). Farrar also described the man in question as being in his 20’s, about 5’ 11 1/2” tall, weighing about 160 pounds, with “straight semi-cropped hair and in shirt sleeves with no hat…” When the FBI interviewed Wayne Bailey (who was evidently the owner of the gun shop) on December 5, 1963, he more or less claimed that the man Farrar recalled may actually have been a 15 year old boy (see here).

Bailey also advised the FBI that Oswald had never been inside his shop. Considering the fact that Oswald was accused of assassinating the President of the United States, it is perfectly understandable that Bailey would deny that Oswald (or an Oswald lookalike) was inside his shop before the assassination; because of the almost certain shame and embarrassment such an admission would bring to him. My advice to the reader is that he/she read through the interviews of Farrar and Bailey; and decide for themselves what to make of this alleged sighting of an Oswald lookalike. In light of the aforementioned “coincidences” concerning November 1, 1963, I personally believe Farrar’s claim may have merit.


Addendum #5 (posted 11/9/2016)


The reader may be familiar with the alleged plot to assassinate President Kennedy in Chicago, Illinois, on November 2, 1963. For those who are not, this can be read here. As researchers such as Edwin Black have noted, there are several similarities between the alleged patsy for the Chicago plot (Thomas Auther/Arthur Vallee) and Oswald. For example, both of them served in the U. S. Marine Corps. (see here). It also appears that like Oswald, Vallee served in the ONI; as researcher Mark Bridger points out (see here). In addition to Vallee’s connection to the ONI, let’s keep in mind the aforementioned “coincidences” concerning November 1, 1963; and the fact that President Kennedy’s motorcade was scheduled to pass through Chicago on November 2, 1963! Although it may all be just a strange coincidence, let’s just say I have my doubts about that being the case.



Addendum #6 (posted 18/9/2016)


As discussed previously in this essay, there is good reason to believe that not only had Fred Korth arranged for Oswald’s discharge from the U. S. Marines; but that he was also involved in Oswald’s return to the United States from the Soviet Union. One thing I had previously overlooked is the likelihood that Korth was also involved in Oswald’s employment at Jaggars-Chiles-Stovall in Dallas, Texas. Let’s consider the following. When Robert L. Stovall (the President of Jaggars-Chiles-Stovall) testified before the Warren Commission, he claimed (in so many words) that in order for the firm to do classified/confidential work for any “federal agency,” it must be “cleared through” by the “Navy Bureau Material” (see here). Stovall also told the Commission that he had served in the U. S. Navy. According to the late researcher John Judge, approval by the ONI was necessary in order to obtain employment at Jaggars-Chiles-Stovall (see here). In light of what Robert Stovall told the Warren Commission, this makes perfect sense to me. 


Addendum #7 (posted 24/9/2016)

The reader may be familiar with the fact that Gordon Barton McLendon was a founder and owner of radio station KLIF in Dallas, Texas. However, the reader may not be familiar with the fact that McLendon had served in the ONI; and was acquainted with Jack Ruby (see here and here). Although McLendon admitted to the FBI that he was acquainted with Ruby, he claimed that he never socialised with him (see here). McLendon appears to have been on cosy terms with the DPD; for when KLIF radio announcer, Russell Lee Moore, testified before the Warren Commission, he claimed that following the assassination, McLendon “came to the defense of the Dallas Police Department” (see here).


When Dallas Police Sgt. Gerald Hill (whom I wholeheartedly believe was involved in framing Oswald for the Tippit murder) testified before the Warren Commission, he claimed that he had worked as a radio-television editor for the “Dallas Times Herald” (see here). This leaves open the possibility that he was acquainted with McLendon before the assassination. McLendon was also apparently involved in providing funds for the anti-Castro INTERPEN (Intercontinental penetration force) group which Lawrence Howard was a member of (see here). As I discuss in my essay “Did Larry Crafard kill J.D. Tippit?” there is good reason to believe that Howard was the man driving the Nash Rambler station wagon along Elm Street shortly following the assassination; which was seen by Dallas deputy Sheriff, Roger Craig, and others. On a final note, considering McLendon’s deep involvement with the radio industry, it is entirely likely that he had some (undisclosed) association with the Collins Radio Company. 

Monday, 1 August 2016

“Anatomy of the second floor lunch room encounter” by Bart Kamp


Researcher Bart Kamp has published his monumental essay debunking the fictional second floor lunchroom encounter between Oswald, Roy Truly, and Marrion Baker (click here to read it). I strongly urge that everyone with a keen interest in the JFK assassination read through this seminal piece of work. Although dyed-in-the-wool “believers” of the lunchroom encounter will find it difficult to accept that it was nothing but a fairy tale concocted to deprive Oswald of his alibi of being out on the front steps of the TSBD at the time of the assassination, the evidence more than convincingly demonstrates that the lunchroom encounter was a fabrication. Bart Kamp deserves to be commended for putting in the time and energy to write this mammoth essay.  

Monday, 30 May 2016

Who was behind the assassination? - Part 2


Please note: The following essay was proof-read by Terry Wayne Martin prior to it being published on this blog.


In September, 2015, I published an essay on my blog entitled “Who was behind the assassination?” In the essay, I discussed evidence showing that Oswald and the TSBD Corporation likely had connections to the 112th MIG; and that individuals with connections to the 112th MIG were likely involved in the assassination. I also discussed evidence showing that individuals with anti-Semitic beliefs were involved in the assassination; and wanted to give the public the impression that Jews were behind the assassination. Over the past few months, I have come across a wealth of information that has reinforced my belief that these individuals were in fact involved in the assassination, which is why I decided to write this follow-up essay. Although I don’t pretend for even a nano-second that I have proven these individuals were the ones responsible for the assassination; and for framing Lee Harvey Oswald for the assassination, I nevertheless believe there is more than sufficient evidence to believe that this was in fact the case.


Oswald, Edward J. Coyle, and James Patrick Hosty

I would like to begin by discussing a curious individual named Edward J. Coyle. Coyle was an Army intelligence/counter-intelligence officer who worked for the 112th MIG in Dallas, Texas. According to Coyle’s obituary in the Las Vegas Sun News, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus (see here). The Knights of Columbus is a “Catholic fraternal service organisation” which was founded in the year 1882 (I return to the potential significance of this further on in the essay). As I discussed at Greg Parker’s inimitable research forum, Coyle was involved in the investigation of firearms theft from the Fort Hood Army base in Killeen, Texas, with FBI agent James Hosty prior to the assassination (see the thread entitled “My latest essay”). I also discussed the fact that Lt. Colonel Robert E. Jones; an Army intelligence/counter-intelligence officer assigned to the 112th MIG at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, informed the HSCA that Coyle was one of the 112th MIG’s liaison officers to the U. S. Secret Service in Dallas, Texas, at the time of President Kennedy’s visit there (ibid). 

In part one of this essay, I discussed the likelihood that Oswald was placed into the TSBD building as an employee under the false pretense that he was to keep an eye out on fellow TSBD employee, Joe Molina, on behalf of the FBI. I also voiced my belief that considering Molina had connections to gun runners, Oswald was probably instructed by the FBI to report back to them on any information he had concerning Molina’s involvement with gun running. It was for this reason; including the fact that Edward Coyle was involved with James Hosty in the investigation of firearm thefts from the Fort Hood Army base and the allegation by Lt. Colonel Robert Jones that Coyle was one of the 112th MIG’s liaison officer to the Secret Service during President Kennedy’s visit to Dallas, Texas, that I began to suspect Coyle was involved with Hosty and the FBI in placing Oswald into the TSBD. Let’s also keep in mind the likelihood that the TSBD had connections to the 112th MIG in Dallas, Texas.

In my opinion, a big clue that Oswald was working for Hosty (and Coyle for that matter) as an informant comes from what Hosty told both the Warren Commission and the Church Committee. When Hosty testified before the Warren Commission on May 5, 1964, he informed the commission that on the morning of the day of the assassination, he had conference with Coyle concerning a “case.” Hosty was referring to the theft of weapons from the Fort Hood Army base (ibid). Hosty pointed out to the Commission that the “case” was not “related” to Oswald. When Hosty testified before the Church Committee on December 13, 1975, he again felt it necessary to mention that the aforementioned conference with Coyle was not related to Oswald (ibid). Although the reader may disagree, it is my belief that the reason Hosty felt it necessary to tell both the Warren Commission and the Church Committee that the “case” was not related to Oswald, is because it was in fact related to Oswald in some way.

Most researchers are probably familiar with the so-called Hosty note. For those who are not, sometime in mid-November, 1963, Oswald purportedly left a note for James Hosty inside an envelope at the Dallas office of the FBI; which Hosty’s supervisor, J. Gordon Shanklin, ordered him to destroy (see here). Oswald supposedly left the note for Hosty after learning that Hosty had spoken to his wife at the residence of Ruth Paine. In his book “Assignment Oswald,” Hosty writes that in the note, Oswald wrote (words to the effect) “If you want to talk to me, you should talk to me to my face. Stop harassing my wife, and stop trying to ask her about me. You have no right to harass her” (see here). According to a receptionist working at the FBI building in Dallas, in his note to Hosty, Oswald threatened to blow up the FBI and the DPD if Hosty didn’t stop bothering his wife (see here).

But if either one of these stories are true, it seems unlikely to me that Shanklin would order Hosty to destroy the note. If Oswald really did threaten to blow up the FBI and the DPD in his note, the FBI could have used this to show that Oswald had violent tendencies; and to bolster the notion that he was capable of assassinating the President. I believe the note Oswald left for Hosty had to do with him being an informant for Hosty and the FBI. But what information could the note have contained? Many researchers are probably familiar with the theft of weapons from the National Guard Armory in Terrell, Texas, in mid-November, 1963. As researcher Greg Parker explains at the ROKC forum, on November 16, 1963, the FBI received information from an informant about a planned transfer of stolen weapons. On November 18, 1963, the DPD and FBI arrested two men; Donnell Whitter/Whittier (an auto mechanic who had once serviced Jack Ruby’s car) and Lawrence Miller for possession of weapons stolen from the aforementioned National Guard Amory (see here). Although I can’t prove it, I believe Oswald may have been the informant.

At this stage, the reader may be wondering what evidence there is pointing to a relationship between the FBI and the TSBD Corporation. In order to answer that question, let’s turn to Jack Charles Cason; the man who was the President of the TSBD Corporation at the time of the assassination. When Cason was interviewed by the FBI on June 9, 1964, he informed them he was a former commander of American Legion post No. 53 in Dallas, Texas  (see the thread entitled “Cason and the FBI” at Greg Parker’s ROKC forum). The significance of this is that the FBI and the American Legion were working together to combat communism in the United States. According to the American Legion’s website, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover made the following remarks; “The American Legion is a great force for good in this nation. We of the FBI need your help now even more than during the war years if the battle for a safe and secure America is to be won. Our enemies are massing their forces on two main fronts. One is the criminal front. ... We are nearer to the days of gang control than we were a year after World War I. Add to the forces that account for a serious crime every 20 seconds, day and night, the other encroaching enemy of America, and we have a formidable foe. I refer to the growing menace of communism in the United States” (ibid).

As Greg Parker has pointed out, the Church Committee discovered that the FBI used members of the American Legion as “confidential sources on subversive matters” (ibid). The reader should keep in mind that Joe Molina was considered a subversive (see here). Taking the Church Committee’s discovery into account, it seems quite likely that Cason was in cahoots with Hoover and the FBI. Although both Hoover and Hosty emphatically denied that Oswald ever worked as an informant for the FBI, I think most reasonable people will agree that their denial is perfectly understandable considering Oswald was accused of assassinating the President (WC Volume IV, page 469), (WC Volume V, page 98). If I were in Hoover’s and Hosty’s place, I too would deny that Oswald ever worked as an informant for me; as such an admission would not only have led to great shame and embarrassment, but may also have led many people to suspect that I was involved in a conspiracy with Oswald to assassinate the President.

Returning now to Edward Coyle, as I pointed out above, Lt. Colonel Robert E. Jones of the 112th MIG at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, claimed Coyle was one of the 112th MIG’s liaison officers to the U. S. Secret Service in Dallas, Texas, at the time of President Kennedy’s visit there. Of note here is that Secret Service agent, Winston G. Lawson; who was involved in the planning of the motorcade route through Dallas on the day of the assassination, informed the Warren Commission that he had been an Army CIC (Counter-intelligence Corps) officer during the mid-1950s (see the thread entitled “My latest essay” at the ROKC forum). According to Dallas Police Chief, Jesse Curry, it was Lawson who made all the “major decisions” concerning the President’s trip to Dallas (see here). The reader may be wondering why Lawson would admit to being an Army CIC officer if individuals with connections to Army intelligence/counter-intelligence and the 112th MIG were involved in the conspiracy to assassinate the President; and if he (Lawson) was a part of the conspiracy. The reader should consider that Lawson may have thought that by admitting he had been an Army CIC officer, the Warren Commission would think he had nothing to hide.

Although there is no proof (as far as I am aware) that Lawson was involved in the conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy, we should nevertheless keep in mind that he was involved with Army CIC; and that he may have been associated with Edward Coyle given that Coyle was one of the 112th MIGs liaison officers to the Secret Service in Dallas, Texas, during the President’s visit there. I should point out that although I believe Coyle was quite possibly involved in the conspiracy to assassinate the President (and to frame Oswald for the assassination), I don’t believe Hosty was involved in the conspiracy. I believe Hosty only thought that Oswald was to keep tabs on Molina; and to report back to him (Hosty) on any information he could uncover about Molina’s possible involvement in “subversive” activities as well as gun running.


William James Lowery, Johnny Calvin Brewer, and William Marvin Gheesling

In part one of this essay, I mentioned that long time FBI informant, William James Lowery, had been reporting on Joe Molina to the FBI, and that James Hosty was one of the FBI agents whom he would report information to. I also mentioned that at the time of the assassination, Lowery was running a shoe store called the Shoe Haven a mere three blocks to the West of the Texas Theater where Oswald was arrested by the DPD. As every researcher of the assassination should be aware, Oswald was allegedly seen by Johnny Calvin Brewer; the manager of Hardy’s shoe store, looking “funny” and “scared” as DPD squad cars were driving past the store with their sirens blazing in search of the man who killed officer J.D. Tippit. Brewer then allegedly saw Oswald enter the Texas Theater and followed him there (see the thread entitled “Brewer’s IBM friends” at the ROKC forum). During an interview with author Ian Griggs in 1996, Brewer claimed that two men from IBM were in the store with him when he allegedly observed Oswald looking “funny” and “scared” (ibid).

As far as I am aware, this was the first time Brewer ever mentioned the presence of these two men in the store with him. The reader should keep in mind that neither one of these men (provided Brewer’s story is true) ever informed the authorities that they were inside Brewer’s store at the time Brewer claims he observed Oswald. It is my belief that these mysterious “IBM” men were responsible for informing Brewer that they had seen a suspicious looking man with a gun sneak into the Texas Theater; and that he should alert both the Theater employees and the DPD. Researcher Lee Farley once made an excellent case that one of these men was the very mysterious and suspicious, Igor Vaganov (see here). What’s really interesting is that according to researcher William Weston, Vaganov was a “Nazi Ideologue” (ibid). At this point, we should keep in mind the evidence I discussed in part one of this essay showing that some of those involved in the assassination wanted to give the public the impression that Jews were part of the conspiracy to assassinate the President.

But what about the identity of the second “IBM” man inside Brewer’s shoe store? In my opinion, the other “IBM” man could have been Robert J. Radelat. Radelat was a “Cadet Executive Officer” of the Civil Air Patrol who, according to former Civil Air Patrol member, Frederick O’Sullivan, was employed by IBM in November, 1963 (ibid). Bear in mind that at the time of the assassination, the TSBD building was owned by David Harold Byrd; a co-founder of the CAP, and that Oswald joined the CAP in July, 1955. When Radelat was interviewed by the FBI on December 19, 1963, he denied knowing Oswald (ibid). If Radelat was in fact one of the two “IBM” men inside Brewer’s shoe store; and if he was responsible for luring Brewer to the Texas Theater to alert the DPD, this would certainly explain why he denied knowing Oswald.

The reader may be wondering why Brewer would admit to Griggs that there were two men from IBM in the store with him if they were responsible for luring him to the Theater. One possible explanation is that Brewer had been feeling guilty for lying about seeing Oswald looking “funny” and “scared” and then seeing him enter the Theater, so he decided to give Griggs a subtle clue as to what really happened by revealing to him that there were two men from IBM in the store with him when he allegedly observed Oswald. Others may think that Brewer was simply lying when he told Griggs two men from IBM were in the store with him, but I don’t see why he would. Besides, Brewer more or less told the Warren Commission that they were in the store with him (ibid). It’s also possible that the two men weren’t really from IBM; and were only pretending they were.

One thing I am certain of is that it wasn’t a coincidence that Johnny Brewer was the person chosen to lure DPD officers to the Texas Theater. I also don’t believe it was just a bizarre coincidence that William James Lowery was running his own shoe store a mere three blocks to the West of the Texas Theater and Hardy’s shoe store. I suspect that Brewer was quite possibly an FBI informant himself; and that he was well acquainted with Lowery. A couple of months ago at the ROKC forum, I started a thread entitled “Roy Lee Lowery” in which I discussed the likely involvement of Dallas Police detective, Roy Lee Lowery, in Oswald’s murder at the basement of the DPD. In that same thread, I pointed out the likely involvement of Dallas Police sergeant, Gerald Hill, with Lowery in covering up the involvement of Dallas Police Lieutenant, George E. Butler, in Oswald’s murder. As I have stated elsewhere, there is very good reason to believe that Hill framed Oswald for the murder of Dallas Police officer, J.D. Tippit, by pretending to remove the revolver (most likely) used to kill Tippit from Oswald during Oswald’s scuffle with Dallas Police officers inside the Theater. Although I haven’t been able to prove it yet, I strongly suspect that detective Lowery and William James Lowery were blood related.

As I mentioned in part one of this essay, on October 9, 1963, the FBI removed their FLASH (security watch) on Oswald which had been issued after they discovered Oswald allegedly tried to renounce his American citizenship whilst in the Soviet Union (WC Volume V, page 7). I also pointed out that in late September, 1963; William Lowery publicly revealed that he was an FBI informant. This surely meant that he could no longer be used as a confidential FBI informant. Of note is the fact that the FLASH was removed between the time Lowery publicly revealed he was an FBI informant, and the date on which Oswald obtained his job as an order-filler at the TSBD building; namely, October 15, 1963. It is my firm belief that the removal of the FLASH had to do with Oswald taking over from William Lowery in keeping an eye out on Joe Molina on behalf of James Hosty and the FBI.

If the FLASH had not been removed, then Oswald most likely couldn’t have been used as the patsy for the assassination; because the U.S. Secret Service most likely would have been alerted to the fact that he was working inside a building overlooking the motorcade route through Dallas (see here). The person responsible for removing the FLASH on Oswald was FBI supervisor, William Marvin Gheesling. Considering that individuals with connections to Army intelligence/counter-intelligence and the 112th MIG were involved in the assassination, I began to suspect that Gheesling may have been involved with these individuals. Although I haven’t been able to establish that he was, the reader should bear in mind that Gheesling was described by the HSCA as having considerable experience with regards to espionage, intelligence and counter-intelligence investigations for the FBI (see the thread entitled “William Marvin Gheesling” at the ROKC forum).

Let’s also bear in mind that Gheesling’s younger brother, Virgil Alex Gheesling Jr., had served in the U. S. Army (ibid). In his book “Assignment Oswald,” James Hosty describes Gheesling as a “war veteran,” but doesn’t specify what branch of the armed services he was a veteran of (ibid). Given that at least one member of his family served in the U.S. Army, it is entirely possible that Gheesling was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Gheesling’s brother Virgil was also an active member of the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Virginia (ibid). Gheesling’s sister-in-law (the wife of his brother, Charles Stanley Gheesling) was a “lifelong member” of the Bethesda Baptist Church in Union Point, Georgia (ibid). With this in mind, it stands to reason that William Marvin Gheesling was a Baptist himself. Of note is that Sgt. Gerald Hill was also a Baptist (ibid). Therefore, it’s possible that Hill and Gheesling knew each other.

Charles W. Webster, John Jacob Abt, and Dr. Robert John Morris

One of the most overlooked individuals of interest to me is Charles W. Webster; a professor of law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas from at least August, 1956. On the day of the assassination, Webster was at DPD headquarters; and despite allegedly being a Communist, he appeared to be on friendly terms with the right-wing DPD. Webster was a President of the St. Thomas More Society (an organisation of Catholic attorneys) in the Dallas-Fort Worth Diocese (see here). As I mentioned above, Edward Coyle was a member of the Knights of Columbus; a Catholic “fraternal service organisation.” Given their association with Catholic organisations, it’s entirely possible that Coyle and Webster knew each other before the assassination. According to researcher Greg Parker, “Webster had run for congress in 1960 with the support of the heavily infiltrated local communist branch which included Bill Lowery, the FBI informant” (see the thread entitled “John Abt and Lee Harvey Oswald” at the education forum).

In addition to his association with Lowery, Webster knew Dr. Robert John Morris; the ultra-right-wing attorney who served as the chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Internal Security from 1951 to 1953 and from 1956 to 1958 (see the thread entitled “Robert John Morris” at the ROKC forum). Most researchers are probably familiar with the allegation that Oswald had asked for John Jacob Abt; an attorney for the Communist Party USA, to represent him following his arrest on the day of the assassination. Greg Parker put forward the idea that it was Professor Webster who recommended to Oswald that he contact Abt to represent him; and provided him with Abt’s name and phone number (see the thread entitled “Oswald's Alibi and the Reid Technique” at the ROKC forum). I believe he could very well be correct. According to Dallas Police Captain Will Fritz, Oswald asked for Abt on the day of the assassination (see here and here). However, this was almost certainly a lie, because during the infamous “midnight press conference,” Oswald made no mention of wanting Abt to represent him; merely asking for “someone to come forward” to provide him with “legal assistance” (see here).

Although the reader may believe that Oswald never asked for Abt at all, his mother Marguerite informed the Warren Commission that on the day following the assassination, Oswald told her he “requested to get in touch with Attorney Abt, I think is the name” (WC Volume I, page 149). Unless we are to believe that Marguerite Oswald was part of the plot to associated Oswald with Abt, I see no reason why she would make this claim. But if Webster recommended to Oswald that he contact John Abt to represent him, the obvious question is why. As stated previously, Abt was an attorney for the Communist Party USA; and had defended members of the party against the Smith Act (see here). For example, in January, 1955, Abt defended an African American member of the CPUSA named Claude Lightfoot, who was “arrested based on the Smith Act of 1940 and put on trial” (see here and here). For the uninformed reader, the Smith Act of 1940 made it illegal to advocate (or to belong to a group that advocated) the “violent overthrow” of the U.S. Government.

With the above in mind, I believe the main reason Webster recommended Abt as an attorney to Oswald was to give the public the impression that the assassination was a Communist conspiracy to “overthrow” the U.S. Government. After spending several years researching the assassination, one thing I am absolutely certain of is that the conspirators wanted to provoke a war between the United States and Cuba to overthrow Fidel Castro and his communist regime. Had it not been to the publicity of Oswald handing out Fair Play for Cuba committee leaflets in New Orleans, in August, 1963, he may never have been used as a patsy for the assassination. Perhaps the biggest clue that the conspirators wanted to provoke a war between the United States and Cuba is what John Thomas Masen; a gun store owner in Dallas, Texas, told an FBI informant. As researcher Mark Bridger explains, Masen claimed that beginning in the last week of November “an extended series of small commando raids” would be made against Cuba; followed by a “large scale amphibious assault against the Cuban Mainland” (see here).

Let’s now consider the following. As discussed in part one of this essay, on the night of the assassination, Army intelligence in Texas sent a confidential and provocative cable to the U.S. strike command at MacDill Air Force base in Florida; which had the capability of providing a swift retaliatory attack against Cuba. According to the cable, information “obtained from Oswald revealed he had defected to Cuba in 1959 and is a card carrying member of the Communist Party.” However, this was a lie, because Oswald never defected to Cuba; and was not a “card carrying member of the Communist Party.” The person named as the source of this information was detective L. D. “Don” Stringfellow of the DPD’s Criminal Intelligence Section; who was member of Jack Crichton’s 488th Military Intelligence detachment (a reserve Army intelligence unit). For information on Crichton, I direct the reader to part one of this essay.

Most researchers are probably familiar with the claim by Dallas Police Lieutenant Jack Revill (who was in charge of the DPD’s Criminal Intelligence Section) that shortly following Oswald’s arrest on the day of the assassination, James Hosty told him Oswald was a member of the Communist party and that the FBI knew he was capable of assassinating the President. For those who aren’t, Revill wrote about this in a report to his superior, Captain W. P. Gannaway, and repeated this claim before the Warren Commission (see here, and also WC Volume V, page 34). Revill’s claim that Hosty told him Oswald was a Communist was corroborated by detective Valarus J. “Jack” Brian; who worked under Revill in the Criminal intelligence Section (see here, and also WC Volume V, page 34). But are Revill and Brian credible? First of all, let’s consider that Hosty denied telling Revill that Oswald was capable of assassinating the President when he testified before the Warren Commission (WC Volume IV, page 463 and 464). Secondly, if Oswald was working as an informant for Hosty and the FBI (and we have good reason to believe he was), it makes no sense that Hosty would tell Revill that Oswald is a Communist or a member of the Communist Party.

It’s apparent to me that both Revill and Brian were lying. The question is why. Let’s consider that not only was detective L. D. “Don” Stringfellow working under Revill, but that Edward Coyle told the ARRB that every member of the DPD’s Intelligence section was involved with Army intelligence (see here). In fact, as mentioned in part one of this essay, Jack Crichton once claimed during an interview that there were “about a hundred men” in his 488th Military Intelligence Detachment, and that “about forty or fifty of them were from the Dallas Police Department.” We should also keep in mind that Jack Revill was drafted into the U.S. Army in the late 1950s; shortly after which he joined the Criminal Intelligence Section of the DPD (See here, and see WC Volume V, page 33). We should also keep in mind that detective Valarus J. “Jack” Brian had served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 as a Sergeant; shortly after which he went to work for the Criminal Intelligence Section of the DPD (see here, and see ibid, page 48).

The fact that both Revill and Brian went to work for the Criminal Intelligence Section of the DPD shortly following their involvement with the U.S. Army strongly suggests that during their time with the Army, they were both involved in intelligence/counter-intelligence work. In part one of this essay, I also discussed the fact that after Army intelligence officer/agent James W. Powell was trapped inside the TSBD following the assassination, he was interviewed by detective Brian. In my essay “Gerald Hill and the Framing of Lee Harvey Oswald,” I mentioned that apart from Gerald Hill himself, Brian was (as far as I am aware) the only law enforcement official who claimed that Hill was on the sixth floor of the TSBD when the spent shell casings were found; despite the likelihood that Hill had already left the TSBD (see under the subheading “Did Hill Lie about his location?”). In that same essay, I discuss evidence pointing to Hill’s complicity in framing Oswald for Tippit’s murder (which I believe was to ensure the DPD would pin the blame for the President’s assassination on Oswald); and that shortly following Oswald’s arrest inside the Texas Theater, Hill made the false claim to Bob Whitten of KCRA radio that Oswald had admitted to being an “active Communist” (see under the subheading “Hill’s possible motive”).

Returning now to John Abt, in his report on Oswald’s interrogations, Captain Fritz wrote that Oswald told him he belonged to the “Fair Play for Cuba organization” and that he belonged to the American Civil Liberties Union; and paid “$5.00 dues” apparently for membership in the ACLU (see here and here). I believe Fritz was lying. On the day following the assassination, H. Louis Nichols; the President of the Dallas Bar Association who visited Oswald in his jail cell, informed news reporters that Oswald told him if he couldn’t get John Abt to represent him, he wanted an attorney from the ACLU to represent him. Nichols also informed reporters that Oswald told him he was a member of the ACLU (see here). I return to Nichols further on in this essay. As I discussed in the thread entitled “My latest essay” at the ROKC forum, on November 1, 1963, someone claiming to be Oswald filled out an application form to rent Post office box 6225 in Dallas, Texas. In that same thread, I expressed my belief that this was Jack Ruby’s multi-purpose employee, Larry Crafard; whom we have good reason to believe was not only the Oswald lookalike who shot officer J.D. Tippit, but may also have been a sniper inside the TSBD (see my essay “Did Larry Crafard kill J. D. Tippit?” for more on Crafard).

Whoever filled out the application form to rent P.O. box 6225 listed the Fair Play for Cuba Committee and the ACLU as organisations for which the box was being rented (WCD 934). Someone claiming to be Oswald also sent a letter to the ACLU (with the return address of “Box 6225, Dallas, Tex”) asking to be “enrolled” as an “associate member” which the ALCU received on November 4, 1963 (WCD 1502, page 6). The FBI reported that the handwriting on the note was determined to be Oswald’s handwriting by the FBI laboratory (WCD 107, page 52). However, this could have been done by someone familiar with Oswald’s handwriting. As far as I am aware, there is no film footage of the real Oswald asking for an ACLU attorney; or claiming that he was a member of the ACLU.

It’s apparent to me that the conspirators wanted to associate Oswald with the ACLU. The question is why. Let’s consider the following. As author William A. Donohue writes in his book “The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union,” the ACLU was involved in defending the rights of Communists (see here). With this in mind, there can be little doubt that many individuals with ultra-right beliefs would have considered the ACLU as being some sort of a Communist “front” organisation. As a matter of fact, according to Earl Browder; who had served as chairman and general secretary of the National Committee of the CP USA between the years 1930 and 1945, the ACLU functioned as a “transmission belt” for the Communist Party (see here). Let’s also consider that at least one of the co-founders of the ACLU; Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, was a Communist. Flynn served as the chairwoman of the National Committee of the CP USA from January, 1961, to September, 1964 (see here and here).

But perhaps the most important point to bear in mind is that someone claiming to be Oswald sent a letter to Arnold Samuel Johnson; the director of the “information and lecture bureau of the Communist party,” informing Johnson that “Through a friend, I have been introduced into the American Civil Liberties Union Local chapter” (WCE 1145). In the letter, Johnson was asked “Could you advise me as to the general view we had on the American Civil Liberties Union? and to what degree, if any, I should attempt to highten [sic] its progressive tendencies” (ibid). The return address on the letter was “P. O. Box 6225.” Johnson had been a representative of the ACLU; and in 1951, he was indicted for apparently advocating the overthrow of the U.S. Government in violation of the Smith Act (see here and here). Also of note is that when Johnson testified before the Warren Commission, the attorney that accompanied him was John Abt.

Taking all of the above information concerning Johnson and the ACLU into consideration, it is my belief that by associating Oswald with Johnson and the ACLU, the conspirators wanted to reinforce the belief that Oswald was part of a Communist conspiracy to assassinate the President and to “overthrow” the Government (let’s also remember that as mentioned above, the ACLU was listed as an organisation alongside the FPCC for which P.O. box 6225 was being rented). When John Abt testified before the Warren Commission, he was asked the following question; “Mr. Abt, did you learn that Lee Harvey Oswald was interested in having you represent him apparently because of some prior connection of yours with the American Civil Liberties Union?” Abt’s response was “No. My assumption was, and it is pure assumption, that [Oswald] read about some of my representation in the press, and, therefore, it occurred to him that I might be a good man to represent him, but that is pure assumption on my part. I have no direct knowledge of the whole matter” (WC Volume X, page 116).

Although Abt didn’t deny that he was involved with the ACLU when he testified, in his book “Advocate and Activist: Memoirs of an American Communist Lawyer,” Abt makes no mention of being an attorney for the ACLU. In fact, as Abt writes on page 19 of his book, he had joined the Chicago Civil Liberties Union (see here). As I mentioned above, one of the co-founders of the ACLU was Elizabeth Gurley Flynn; who served as the chairwoman of the National Committee of the CP USA from January, 1961, to September, 1964. When Arnold Samuel Johnson testified before the Warren Commission, he was asked who Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was. At this point, Abt interjected with the following; “Mr. Rankin, I have advised Mr. Johnson respectfully to decline to give any further information on this subject” (WC Volume X, page 100). One has to wonder why Abt advised Johnson to decline to give further information on Flynn. In my opinion, it was most likely because Johnson and Flynn were both associated with the ACLU; and because of rumours that Abt himself was associated with the ACLU.

As I pointed out previously, Greg Parker put forward the idea that it was Professor Charles W. Webster from Southern Methodist University who provided Oswald with John Abt’s name and phone number following his arrest on the day of the assassination. Provided this is true, it begs the question of who was the so-called mastermind behind this. One person who comes to mind is Dr. Robert Morris. As mentioned previously, Morris and Webster knew each other. On November 26, 1963, the FBI received a letter from an attorney named Clarence Carter Byrd from Florence, South Carolina, who informed them that he had seen Oswald state on television that he wanted John Abt as his attorney (see the thread entitled “Robert John Morris” at the ROKC forum). As far as I am aware, there is no television footage of Oswald asking for Abt. Therefore, Byrd was probably lying.

But why would Byrd lie? Let’s consider the following. Byrd was a veteran of the U.S. Navy; where he served as a Naval Intelligence Officer and was a Pearl Harbor survivor during World War II (ibid). Robert Morris had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; during which he was a “commander of counterintelligence and psychological warfare” (ibid). Therefore, Morris and Byrd may have known each other. Furthermore, Byrd was a member of the central United Methodist Church (ibid). According to its website, Southern Methodist University was founded by what is now referred to as the United Methodist Church (ibid). Taking this into account with the fact that Charles Webster was a professor of Law at Southern Methodist University, it is entirely possible that Byrd and Webster knew each other. If Byrd did in fact know both Webster and Robert Morris, then this could explain why he lied to the FBI about seeing Oswald state on television that he wanted John Abt as his attorney.

In part one of this essay, I discussed the infamous “black border ad” which I believe was part of the ploy to give the public the impression that Jews were involved in the assassination. One of those responsible for the ad was Joseph P. Grinnan; an “independent oil operator” in Dallas and a member of the ultra-right-wing John Birch Society (see here and here). When Bernard Weissman testified before the Warren Commission, he remarked that “too many” members of the John Birch Society were anti-Semitic (WC Volume V, page 500). Of note is that Grinnan’s attorney was Robert Morris. At this point, the reader should keep in mind that Morris knew both Lawrence Howard of INTERPEN fame (whom I strongly suspect may have been the “dark complected” man seen by Dallas deputy Sheriff Roger Craig driving the Nash Rambler Station along Elm Street shortly following the assassination) and Dallas Police Lieutenant, George E. Butler (see the thread entitled “Robert John Morris” at the ROKC forum). As I discussed in part one of this essay, there is good reason to believe that Butler was involved in the plot to murder Oswald in the basement of the DPD; and that Butler informed the DPD he had information that Oswald was the illegitimate son of Jack Ruby.

Since Jack Ruby was of Jewish ancestry, the implication of Butler’s claim is that Oswald was also Jewish; and that Oswald was part of a Jewish conspiracy to assassinate the President. We should also keep in mind that according to Butler’s obituary in the “Oak Cliff Tribune,” he “was certain that Lee Harvey Oswald and his wife Marina were Communists agents, that Fidel Castro ordered the Kennedy killing, [and] that Oswald and Jack Ruby were probably in cahoots” (see here). As I discussed at the ROKC forum in March, 2016, there is good reason to believe that reserve Dallas Police Captain, Charles Oliver Arnett, and reserve Dallas Police sergeant, Kenneth Hudson Croy, were both involved with George Butler in Oswald’s murder; and that like Butler, Arnett informed the DPD he had information that Oswald was the illegitimate son of Jack Ruby (see the thread entitled “Kenneth Croy redux”). As I also discussed, Dallas Police detective Joseph R. Cody; who was an Army CIC officer and under whose name the colt cobra revolver Jack Ruby used to kill Oswald with was purchased, was also likely involved with Butler in Oswald’s murder (ibid).

Shortly following the assassination, former Army General Edwin A. Walker was interviewed by a German Newspaper called the “National Zeitung.” During the interview, Walker stated the following; “We have been talking about this Marxist assassin… this Oswald… Lee Oswald… I have just learned that John Abt from New York has offered to defend him in Court” (WCD 1543, page 12). Walker also remarked that “Mr. Abt is an American Jew who defends all big Communist cases(ibid). As researcher Ed LeDoux kindly pointed out to me, in his aforementioned book, Abt wrote that he had a “German Jewish Childhood” (see here). So although Walker wasn’t lying when he referred to Abt as a Jew, his claim that Abt “offered” to defend Oswald in court was a lie; because Abt never made such an offer.

Although the reader may believe that Walker simply received false information, there is good reason to believe that this was a deliberate lie by Walker. First of all, let’s consider that Robert Morris had been one of Walker’s attorneys (see the thread entitled “Robert John Morris” at the ROKC forum). Secondly, let’s consider that Walker himself probably held anti-Semitic beliefs. When Walker testified before the Senate Armed Service sub-committee in early 1962, George Lincoln Rockwell (the founder of the American Nazi Party) was present (see here). According to a journalist named Tom Kelly, Walker assaulted him (Kelly) after he asked Walker if he would like to “disavow” Rockwell; this was after Kelly told Walker that Rockwell had praised him (see here). Furthermore, according to an article in the “Enquirer” of New York, Walker was “affiliated” with Rockwell and the American Nazi Party (see here).

Taking the above into consideration, it’s apparent that Walker had Nazi/anti-Semitic beliefs. Another point to keep in mind is that during his testimony before the Warren Commission, Walker referred to Ruby by his actual Jewish surname, Rubenstein, when discussing the possibility that Ruby was involved with Oswald in a conspiracy to assassinate the President. As a matter of fact, Walker told the Warren Commission the following; “I think the fact that Rubenstein shot Oswald suggests plenty. I am convinced he couldn’t have shot him except for one basic reason, and maybe many others, but to keep him quiet” (WC Volume XI, page 423). Although I don’t believe Walker had any direct involvement in the assassination, I nevertheless believe he had foreknowledge of it; and that he was part of the plot to give the public the impression that Jews were involved in the assassination. Also of note is that during the riots at Oxford Mississippi in September and October, 1962 (which Walker was involved with) Joseph P. Grinnan was reported to be a “volunteer aide” for Walker; and to “keep arms in his automobile” (see here).

In addition to what I have discussed above concerning why John Abt was recommended to Oswald as an attorney, I believe it also had to do with the fact that Abt was Jewish. I believe that by getting Professor Charles Webster to recommend to Oswald that he ask for a Jewish attorney who had defended members of the CP USA, people such as Robert Morris had hoped that this would give the public the impression that Oswald was part of a Jewish Communist conspiracy to assassinate the President. In fact, as I mentioned previously, I believe Robert Morris may have been the so-called mastermind behind the idea of recommending to Oswald that he contact John Abt to represent him. Let’s keep in mind that Abt argued against the McCarran Act before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1960; and defended the CP USA against it (see here and here). For the uninformed reader, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Internal Security was created to study and investigate the administration, operation, and enforcement of the McCarran Act; and as stated previously, Robert Morris had served as its chief counsel from 1951 to 1953 and from 1956 to 1958. Although Morris was no longer its chief counsel in 1960, given his association with the Subcommittee, Morris was probably familiar with Abt.

Before concluding this section of the essay, there are a few more individuals I would like to discuss. The first is Richard Girnt Butler. Butler was a vile, racist, anti-Semitic individual who, according to researcher David Boylan, knew Lawrence Howard of INTERPEN fame. This is the same Lawrence Howard who was “very reluctant” to admit knowing Robert Morris (see here and here). Whilst I have not yet been able to determine if Richard Butler was related to Lieutenant George Butler of the DPD, given the likelihood that George Butler was involved in the plot to give the public the impression that Jews were involved in the assassination, I think it would prove to be most interesting if it can be determined that they were related.

The second individual I would like to discuss is Joseph Adams Milteer. The reader may be familiar with the fact that Milteer was recorded telling FBI informant, William Somerset, about a plot to assassinate President Kennedy from an office building with a “high powered rifle” before the assassination (see here). Like Richard Butler, Milteer was a racist and an anti-Semite. Before the assassination, Milteer had also “predicted” that there would be “a propaganda campaign put on how to prove to the Christian people of the world that the Jews, the Zionist Jews, had murdered Kennedy” (see here). As Dr. Jerry Rose writes in his article entitled “Wake up Christians! Milteer after the assassination,” following the assassination, Milteer made the following claim; “the Zionist Jews, Communists, had President John Fitzgerald Kennedy killed in Dallas, Texas, by Lee Oswald, November 22, 1963” (see here). Although I don’t believe Milteer had any direct involvement in the assassination, it’s apparent to me that he had foreknowledge of it.

The final individual I would like to discuss is the Jewish Bernard Weissman. As discussed in part one of this essay, it was Weissman’s name which was printed at the bottom of the infamous “black border ad.” The reader may be familiar with the so-called “Oxnard call,” where a woman speaking in a low voice predicted that President Kennedy would be assassinated at 12:30 pm Dallas time; exactly the time at which he was shot in Dealey Plaza. The reader may also be familiar with the fact that the caller initially predicted the assassination would occur at 12:10 pm. For those who are not familiar with the so-called Oxnard Call, I highly recommend reading Greg Parker’s fascinating research on it (see here). As both Parker and I believe, the caller was most likely in radio contact with the conspirators in Dallas; and that the initial plot to assassinate the President at circa 12:10 pm was aborted.

This now brings me back to Bernard Weissman. In my opinion, Weissman may have been the designated patsy for the assassination plot at circa 12:10 pm. If this were the case, and if Weissman didn’t turn up at the location along the motorcade route where he was supposed to be, then this could explain why the assassination plot at circa 12:10 pm didn’t go ahead as planned. Although I don’t firmly believe that Weissman was the designated patsy, there are some indications that he knew the President would be assassinated sometime between 12:10 pm and 12:30 pm. When Weissman testified before the Warren Commission, he claimed that he and his friend William Burley were to meet with Larrie Schmidt; the President of CUSA at a place called the Ducharme Club in Dallas; and that Burley was waiting to pick him up between 12:10 and 12:30 pm (WC Volume V, pages 515 and 516).

The reader should note that Weissman claimed Burley was waiting for him between the time of the initial prediction by the Oxnard caller as to when the President would be assassinated and the time the President was actually assassinated in Dealey Plaza. Although this could be just a bizarre coincidence, Weissman may have been trying to give the Warren Commission the impression that he couldn’t have been involved in the assassination. Whilst the reader may believe that Weissman couldn’t have been the designated patsy for the aborted 12:10 pm assassination plot because he was a right-winger, we should consider that there may have been a post assassination plan to give the public the impression that Weissman was a Communist pretending to be a right-winger. Another point to keep in mind is that as Warren Commission member Hale Boggs claimed during Weissman’s testimony before the commission, Jews in Germany were described (amongst other things) as being Communists (ibid, page 501).


Robert Gerald Storey Sr., H. Louis Nichols, and Joseph Brantley Brown Jr.

In the previous section of this essay, I discussed the possibility that Professor Charles W. Webster from Southern Methodist University had recommended John Abt as an attorney to Oswald; and that Webster was associated with William James Lowery and Robert Morris. Another person of interest whom Webster (undoubtedly) knew was attorney Robert Gerald Storey Sr. The reader may recognise Storey as being an attorney who was part of the “State Court of Inquiry” appointed by Governor John Connally to conduct an investigation into Oswald’s murder; and then report back to Connally on the findings (see the thread entitled “Robert Gerald Storey” at the ROKC forum). Storey was present during some of the testimonies by witnesses before the Warren Commission; such as the testimony of Jack Ruby. During the Infamous Nuremberg War trials (where several high ranking Nazis were tried for crimes during World War II), Storey was part of the prosecution team (ibid).

From 1921 to 1922, Storey served as a national executive committeeman of the American Legion (ibid). The potential significance of this is that (as mentioned above) Jack Charles Cason told the FBI during a post assassination interview that he was a former commander of American Legion post No. 53 in Dallas, Texas. From 1947 to 1959, Storey was the Dean of Southern Methodist University law School (ibid). As I mentioned above, Charles Webster was a professor of law at SMU from at least August, 1956. With this in mind, there can be no doubt that Storey and Webster were well acquainted. In Part one of this essay, one of the individuals I discussed was Louise Raggio; a friend of Lyndon Johnson who was Ruth Paine’s divorce attorney, and who (like her husband Grier Raggio) likely had ties to the 112th MIG in Dallas, Texas. Louise Raggio graduated from SMU with her law degree in 1952 (ibid). Therefore, there can be little doubt that Raggio and Storey knew each other.

According to researchers Harold Weisberg and Bruce Adamson, Storey had an office inside the Republic National Bank building; and as researcher Greg Parker pointed out, the Republic National Bank was identified as being a conduit of CIA funds since the year 1958 (ibid). Also of note is that Dallas district attorney Henry Wade told the FBI that Storey claimed he had either worked for or with the CIA in Europe (ibid). Storey was also a combat intelligence officer for the U.S. Air Force in London (ibid). Another person of interest who had office space inside the Republic National Bank building was Oswald’s so-called best friend, George DeMohrenschildt. In February, 1964, Weeden B. Nichols; the Vice President and building manager of the Republic National Bank Building in Dallas, Texas, informed the FBI that from September, 1954 to May, 1959, DeMohrenschildt occupied two rooms inside the building (WCD 555, page 9). 

As I discussed previously, on the day following the assassination, H. Louis Nichols; the President of the Dallas Bar Association, informed news reporters that Oswald told him if he couldn’t get John Abt to represent him, he wanted an attorney from the ACLU to represent him; and that Oswald told him he was a member of the ACLU. I previously expressed my belief that by associating Oswald with the ACLU, the conspirators wanted to reinforce the belief that Oswald was part of a Communist conspiracy to assassinate the President and to “overthrow” the Government. I believe Nichols was involved in this scheme. Let’s take into account the fact that Nichols was a member of the U.S. Army reserves (see here). As Greg Parker pointed out, the U.S. Army reserves were a “recruiting ground” for Army intelligence (see the thread entitled “Send Lawyers Guns & Money Pt2 at the ROKC forum). Another individual of interest who was a member of the U.S. Army reserves is Michael Paine (this was discussed in part one of this essay).

When H. Louis Nichols testified before the Warren Commission, he stated his business address was “1200 Republic Bank Building, Dallas” (WC Volume VII, page 326). According to Bruce Adamson, Nichols and Robert Storey Sr. knew each other (see here). Another interesting occupant of the Republic National Bank Building was attorney Eugene Murphy Locke. Locke was a friend of Lyndon Johnson who was the chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee of Texas; and a member of both the Dallas and American Bar Association (see here and here). As researchers such as Gayle Nix Jackson have pointed out, on November 14, 1963, Secret Service agents Winston Lawson and Forrest Sorrels visited Locke at the Republic National Bank Building to discuss various aspects of President Kennedy’s visit to Dallas, which apparently included the motorcade route (WCD 3, page 61), (WC Volume XXI, page 546).

Returning now to H. Louis Nichols, when he testified before the Warren Commission, he claimed that he decided to visit Oswald in his jail cell after allegedly receiving a telephone call from “another lawyer who was a professor out at S.M.U.” who enquired if the Dallas Bar Association was doing anything about obtaining an attorney for Oswald (WC Volume VII, page 327 and 328). Although some may argue that this was Professor Charles Webster, if Webster and Nichols were in cahoots, it makes no sense to me that Webster would call Nichols to enquire if the Dallas Bar Association was doing anything about obtaining an attorney for Oswald. In my opinion, Nichols was lying to the Warren Commission to cover his real reason for visiting Oswald in his jail cell.

Let’s now take a look at another individual of interest; namely, justice of the peace, Joseph Brantley Brown Jr. Brown graduated from SMU law School in 1954, after which he spent two years in the U.S. Army (see here and here). Given the fact that Brown graduated from SMU law School in 1954, there can be little doubt that Brown was acquainted with Robert Storey Sr.; and he may have known Professor Charles Webster. Brown was also evidently a member of the Dallas Bar Association since 1954. The reader may be familiar with the fact that Brown’s father, Joseph Brantley Brown Sr., was the judge who presided over the trial of Jack Ruby for the murder of Oswald. Brown Jr.’s office was located at the Oak Cliff Courthouse at 410 South Beckley Avenue, Dallas (see here and here). According to Google Maps, this is right near the intersection of Beckley and 12th Streets.

The potential significance of this is that on the day of the assassination, Gerald Hill reported over the Dallas Police radio that he had a man in the car with him who could allegedly identify the man who shot and killed officer J.D. Tippit (WCE 705, WCE 1974). This man was supposedly Tippit murder witness, Harold Russell. However, as I discuss in my article “Gerald Hill and the Tippit murder scene - Part 2” at my blog, there is good reason to believe that Hill was lying when he claimed he had a witness in the car with him; and that the man in the car with Hill may actually have been the Tippit murderer. Contrary to what I have advocated in the past, I now believe that Hill may have dropped the Tippit murderer off at the Oak Cliff Courthouse to hide for a while after obtaining the revolver (WCE 143) used to kill Tippit from him.

As stated above, Brown’s father was the judge who presided over the trial of Jack Ruby for Oswald’s murder. During Ruby’s trial, Brown Sr. chose psychiatrist Robert L. Stubblefield as his “representative” for medical and neurological tests to be performed on Ruby to assess his sanity. The following is from the Memoirs of Brown Sr.; “It was about January 18th [1964] that Mr. [Melvin] Belli came to me and said he wanted Ruby to undergo a thorough series of medical and neurological tests under court supervision. They would include spinal fluid studies and an electroencephalogram… I picked Dr. Robert Stubblefield, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas as my representative. Thus, I became the first judge in Texas to have a psychiatric consultant. I was forbidden to communicate with the jury who would find Jack Ruby legally sane or insane” (see here).

Although it may be just a bizarre coincidence, when Stubblefield was charged with giving former general Edwin Walker a psychiatric evaluation for his involvement in the riots at Oxford, Mississippi in September and October, 1962, Stubblefield’s attorney was Professor Charles Webster. One of the attorneys who represented Walker during the psychiatric evaluation was Robert Morris (see here and here). Therefore, there can be little doubt that Morris was acquainted with Stubblefield. During Ruby’s trial, Stubblefield claimed that he believed Ruby was legally sane when he shot Oswald (see here). When Ruby’s attorney, Melvin Belli, argued that Ruby was legally insane and asked Brown Sr. for a directed verdict of acquittal, Brown overruled him (see here).

Assuming that both Brown and Stubblefield were involved in a plot to give the public the impression that Ruby was legally sane at the time he shot Oswald, it begs the question of why they wanted the public to believe this. In my opinion, it may have been part of the scheme to give the public the impression that Jews were behind the assassination. As mentioned before, both Lt. George Butler and reserve Captain Charles Oliver Arnett informed the DPD they had information that Oswald was the illegitimate son of the Jewish Jack Ruby. By getting Stubblefield to claim that he believed Ruby was legally sane at the time he shot Oswald (and therefore knew what he was doing), I believe certain individuals involved in the conspiracy had hoped that the public would come to believe that Ruby was involved in a Jewish conspiracy with Oswald to assassinate the President; and that he (Ruby) shot Oswald to prevent him from implicating him in such a conspiracy. On a final note, it is interesting that Robert Morris criticised Melvin Belli for (amongst other things) his criticisms of Brown Sr. at the end of the Ruby trial (see here).  


Conclusions

After having spent many hours over the past few years reading through various DPD reports, FBI reports, Secret Service reports, Warren Commission testimony transcripts, and other reports and interviews, there are simply too many reasons for me to NOT believe that individuals associated with U.S. Army intelligence/counter-intelligence were behind the assassination. There is also too much evidence for me to NOT believe that certain individuals involved the conspiracy wanted to give the public the impression that this was some sort of a “Jewish Communist” conspiracy. Although some may argue this is a ridiculous assertion because they believe certain individuals with Jewish ancestry were involved in the assassination, let’s keep in mind that not all individuals of Jewish ancestry consider themselves “Jewish.” For example, Dan Burros; a man of Jewish ancestry, was a member of the American Nazi Party (see here).

As I mentioned before, one thing I am absolutely certain of is that the conspirators wanted to provoke a war between the United States and Cuba to overthrow Fidel Castro and his communist regime. I believe the reason this didn’t go ahead as hoped is because some individuals involved in the conspiracy (such as Lyndon Johnson) feared a war with Cuba would eventually lead to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Let me also clarify one thing; I don’t believe Lyndon Johnson was the so-called mastermind of the assassination. However, I strongly believe he at least knew President Kennedy would be assassinated. In volume three of his book “Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War: Why the Kennedy assassination should be reinvestigated” (a book I am very much looking forward to reading), Greg Parker will be presenting incriminating evidence against an individual with close ties to Johnson. Whilst I am confident that not too many people will agree with all of the conclusions I have reached in this two part essay, I nevertheless hope the reader has found this two part essay to be somewhat enlightening.

Acknowledgements


As always, the fantastic research by Greg Parker and Lee Farley has had a huge impact on my own; for which I am forever grateful to them. I would also like to thank Ed LeDoux for his research assistance; and the core group of researchers and posters at the ROKC forum who constantly give me motivation to continue researching this assassination, despite the many loathsome individuals who frequent other forums. Finally, I would like to thank Terry Wayne Martin for generously taking the time to proof-read this essay prior to it being published on this blog.