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The Oswald Enigma

(Oswald did it, right?)

The Oswald in the public consciousness is an angry loner and defector who was of limited intelligence, a drifter who could not hold a job. Oswald not a perfect human being. None of us are perfect. What follows are aspects of the enigma of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Oswald-first row on left

On the Trail of the JFK Assassins:

A Groundbreaking Look at America's Most Infamous Conspiracy

-Marguerite Oswald and 13 year old Oswald, moved to New York City from Texas in August 1952.

-They lived with Oswald's half brother John Pic, his wife and newborn son.

-Corpsman Pic was assigned to assist with an outbreak of streptococcal at a U.S. Navy installation in Bainbridge. MD. near the CIA's MK/NAOMI bacteriological project to utilize bacteriological weapons to kill groups and civilians

-Oswald was in NYC from 1952-1953.

-He was examined by CIA related doctors: Dr. Renatus Hartogs, Dr. Milton Kurian, and Dr. Irving Sokolow.

The John Armstrong Interviews

The Early Lives of Harvey and Lee


John Armstrong


The 15 year old Lee Harvey Oswald under the tutelage of David Ferrie is a part of the Civil Air Patrol in New Orleans. It is now know the CIA began a Russian embed recruitment program through the Civil Air Patrol.

Sept. 1956

Oswald at Arlington Heights High School in Ft. Worth

OCTOBER 26, 1956

Following his older brother, Robert, Oswald enlists in the United States Marine Corps.

Black Op Radio #604a

Author of the rare book "Harvey & Lee" reads from his book, discusses his years of research, and answers questions from Len Osanic.

Seven Hours with John Armstrong on MP3

May 3, 1957:


Lee Harvey Oswald is given a "Confidential" security clearance.


Researcher John Armstrong:


In the 1970's CIA finance officer James B Wilcott testified before the HSCA. He said that in 1959 he worked out of the covert station in Japan and dispensed unvouchered funds for the "Oswald Project." The Oswald project, years in the making, was probably organized and handled by James Angleton of the Counter Intelligence/Special Investigations Group at CIA headquarters. But in order to place 2 Oswald's in the Marine Corps using the same serial number, often at the same time in different locations, it appears that certain members of the Office of Naval Intelligence were also involved. James Wilcott said Oswald's defection to the Soviet Union was phony and that Oswald was on an intelligence operation for the CIA. Wilcott said the cryptonym for the Oswald project was RX-XIM. 

SEPTEMBER 12, 1957:


Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Japan at Yokosuka, where he is assigned to the Marine Air Control Squadron #1, Marine Air Group 11, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, based in

Atsugi, home of the U-2 spy plane. Oswald learns the radar tracking of the U-2 and his unit follow the U-2 in different locations


California’s Monterey School, where Richard Nagell had received his own extensive language training, was still quite active when Oswald was stationed in California in 1959... Lee Harvey Oswald more than likely went to this school.

-Bill Kelly


At the time, in 1959, the United States was having real difficulty in acquiring information out of the Soviet Union; the technical systems had, of course, not developed to the point that they are at today, and we were resorting to all sorts of activities. One of these activities was an ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence) program which involved three dozen, maybe forty, young men who were made to appear disenchanted, poor, American youths who had become turned off and wanted to see what communism was all about. Some of these people lasted only a few weeks. They were sent into the Soviet Union, or into eastern Europe, with the specific intention the Soviets would pick them up and 'double' them if they suspected them of being US agents, or recruit them as KGB agents. They were trained at various naval installations both here and abroad, but the operation was being run out of Nag's Head, North Carolina.

September 11, 1959:

Lee Harvey Oswald is released from active duty in the Marine Corps under the auspices of a " hardship" condition . A box of candy fell on his mother's nose. Oswald stays 72 hours in Dallas and then head for New Orleans. A freighter brings him across the Atlantic. Supposedly he is going to a CIA related Albert Schweitzer College in Switzerland.

The Oswald Incident

OCTOBER 16, 1959:

Lee Harvey Oswald, after staying at the two best hotels in Helsinki, enters Russia and travels to Moscow via train. The CIA had pampered a Helsinki official.


Lee Harvey Oswald and Robert Webster-the false defector program to the Soviet Union. Marina Prusakova befriends both men.


Lee Harvey Oswald and Robert Webster-the false defector program to the Soviet Union. Marina Prusakova befriends both men.


Chapter 1: The Double Dangle

Oswald in Russia:

MAY 1, 1960:

The U-2 spy plane is shot down over Russia and a high level Eisenhower-Khrushchev summit is canceled by the Russians. Lee Harvey Oswald lived in the Soviet Union at this time.

MAY 24,1962:

Lee Harvey Oswald and his new wife, Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova get the necessary papers to return to the United States. On June 14, 1962 Marina and Lee arrive in Fort Worth. Not bad treatment for a defector.

J. Walton Moore:

Moore was a former FBI agent and college roomate of FBI agent Wallace Heitman. According to Moore's CIA personnel file he was assigned to the CIA's Domestic Contacts Division in 1948 and was in Dallas in 1963 at the same position. Moore's boss at CIA headquarters was Tracy Barnes of the Domestic Operations Division. One of his duties in the Dallas office was to contact individuals who had information of foreign topics of interest. In a memorandum dated May 1, 1964 Moore stated that he had known George De Mohrenschildt and his wife since 1957. In an interview with the HSCA on March 14, 1978 Moore said that he had interviewed De Mohrenschildt in 1957 after the Yugoslavia trip. Moore also said he had "periodic" contact with De Mohrenschildt and saw him several times in 1958 and 1959. De Mohrenschildt's CIA file contained several reports submitted by him on topics concerning Yugoslavia.

In short, De Mohrenschildt worked for the CIA and J. Walton Moore was his superior.

-John Armstrong Harvey and Lee

Enter George de Mohrenschildt:

In 1961 George de Mohrenschildt was invited to lunch by J. Walton Moore. According to Edward Jay Epstein, during the meeting Moore told de Mohrenschildt about Lee Harvey Oswald living in Minsk.. .Over the next few months George de Mohrenschildt took Oswald to anti-Castro meetings in Dallas. De Mohrenschildt later told Edward Jay Epstein that he was asked by J. Walton Moore to find out about Oswald's time in the Soviet Union. In return he was given help with an oil deal he was negotiating with Papa Doc Duvalier, the Haitian dictator. In March 1963, De Mohrenschildt got the contract from the Haitian government. He had assumed that this was because of the help he had given to the CIA. In February, 1963 George de Mohrenschildt introduced Marina Oswald and Lee Harvey Oswald to Ruth Paine. On 24th April, 1963, Marina and her daughter went to live with Paine. Oswald rented a room in Dallas but stored some of his possessions in Ruth Paine’s garage. Ruth also helped Oswald to get a job at the Texas School Book Depository.

Oswald in New Orleans

50 Reasons For 50 Years - Episode 04

Author Joan Mellen investigates Lee Oswald in New Orleans 1963. Oswald's public persona is that of a professed Marxist and Cuban sympathizer, while he associates almost solely with persons who are of the political right and linked to US intelligence.

OCTOBER 1962-APRIL 1963:Lee Harvey Oswald employed in top secret company.

- a contract with the Army Map Service to set the typescript for its maps.

- maps from secret aerial photographs presumably taken from spy satellites, U2 planes etc.

“Like all other employees of he typesetting department, Oswald had complete access to the worktables on which the secret lists of place-names for the Army Map Service were kept. In theory, these were supposed to be ‘restricted areas’ in which only employees with a security clearance from the FBI were allowed to be present. In fact, however, little effort was made to enforce these restrictions. There were no guards or security measures which prevented employees from entering the areas in which the classified work was done….It was even possible, according to Calverly, for employees to use the cameras in the plant to reproduce the list of names.”

Bill Kelly

MAY 1963:

Lee Harvey Oswald employment at Reily Coffee Company. William Reilly, owner of the Reilly Coffee Company was CIA connected. In August of 1963, Judyth Vary Baker and Lee Harvey Oswald, 23, both started working for the firm on same day, May 10, 1963.

Oswald routinely met with FBI agents and received large white envelopes.

"Before he left the William Reily Coffee Company, Oswald visited garage owner Adrian Alba to say goodbye. According to the record, he had been fired for malingering. Yet Oswald seemed pleased, telling Alba he expected to work next at the New Orleans plant of NASA -- the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He never did work there, although four of his colleagues at Reily did move to NASA within weeks of Oswald's departure. At all events Oswald departed, telling Alba, 'I have found my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow'"

(Anthony Summers, Conspiracy, 1989, Paragon House, 284).


Oswald was involved with many people in New Orleans in the summer of 1963.

August 12, 1963

Audio Recording

Three-and-a-half-inch reel



This is Lemon. There is a connection between Lee Oswald and David Ferrie. He may be even associated with Guy Banister and organized crime. We saw Ferrie and Oswald talking with students in the Napoleon House Bar- 500 Chartres Street. We met with Eladio del Valle whom we saw speaking with Ferrie earlier. Also, a man about six feet tall was watching Ferrie and del Valle. He took off through Jackson Square, and del Valle followed him. Del Valle said the man was an intelligence operative.



Lemon out.

From Return to Dallas by Robert P. Fitton

Bill O'Reilly 1979 report linking Oswald to David Atlee Phillips

August 5, 1963-

Oswald visited Carlos Bringuier at the Bringuier Clothing Store and wanted to fight Castro. The next day, Oswald again visited the store and left his Guidebook for Marines.

August 9, 1963-


Oswald distributed pro-Castro Fair Play for Cuba leaflets at the intersection of Canal Street and St. Charles. Bringuier said that Oswald had tried to join his anti-Castro movement and that Oswald was really a communist. A fight broke out. Oswald and the three Cubans were arrested for disturbing the peace.[ Before leaving the police station, Oswald asked to speak with an FBI agent. Agent John Quigley arrived and spent over an hour talking to Oswald.



Not one photograph of Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico City exists. Oswald never went to Mexico City but was impersonated by a blond haired man, according to Cuban Consulate personnel. Additionally, someone said they were Lee Harvey Oswald in numerous Mexico City phone calls to the Cuban and Russian Consulates. Then CIA employees distorted and fabricated transcripts to frame Oswald.


Chapter 3: The Cuban Compound in Mexico City Was Ground Zero

Chapter 4: Mexico City Intrigue – The World of Surveillance

50 Reasons for Fifty Years

Was Oswald really in Mexico City doing what the CIA said he did?


Lee Harvey Oswald and a Cuban exile attempts to buy rifles from know gun runner and personal friend of Fidel Castro Robert McKeown. Had Mckeown sold the rifles to Oswald, a rifle would have been planted in Dallas, thus linking Oswald to the purchase from a close friend of Castro.


Ruth Paine gets Lee Harvey Oswald a job along the Kennedy motorcade route at the Texas School Book Depository.

Mr. BELIN. Mr. Truly, when did you first hear of the name of Lee Harvey Oswald?

Mr. TRULY. I heard the name on or about October 15th.

Mr. BELIN. Of what year?

Mr. TRULY. Of 1963.

Mr. BELIN. And from whom did you hear the name? Could you just relate to the Commission the circumstances, if you would, please?

Mr. TRULY. I received a phone call from a lady in Irving who said her name was Mrs. Paine.

Mr. BELIN. All right.

What did Mrs. Paine say, and what did you say?

Mr. TRULY. She said, "Mr. Truly,"---words to this effect---you understand---" Mr. Truly, you don't know who I am but I have a neighbor whose brother works for you. I don't know what his name is. But he tells his sister that you are very busy. And I am just wondering if you can use another man," or words to that effect.

And I told Mrs.---she said, "I have a fine young man living here with his wife and baby, and his wife is expecting a baby--another baby, in a few days, and he needs work desperately." Now, this is not absolutely--this is as near as I can remember the conversation over the telephone. And I told Mrs. Paine that--to send him down, and I would talk to him--that I didn't have anything in mind for him of a permanent nature, but if he was suited, we could possibly use him for a brief time.

Mr. BELIN. Was there anything else from that conversation that you remember at all, or not?

Mr. TRULY. No. I believe that was the first and the last time that I talked to Mrs. Paine.

In fact, I could not remember her name afterwards until I saw her name in print, and then it popped into my mind that this was the lady who called me.

50 Reasons For 50 Years - Episode 19

Jim DiEugenio discusses the background and lesser-known activities of Ruth and Michael Paine, the couple who became fast friends with the Oswalds in the year 1963.

Jim Marrs On Lee Harvey Oswald's Innocence

With Detailed Evidence

NOVEMBER 22, 1963: Lee Harvey Oswald in second floor lunch room.

Mrs.R.E.ARNOLD, Secretary, Texas School Book Depository, advised she was in her office on the second floor of the building on November 22, 1963, and left that office between 12:00 and 12:15 PM, to go downstairs and stand in front of the building to view the Presidential Motorcade. As she was standing in front of the building, she stated she thought she caught a fleeting glimpse of LEE HARVEY OSWALD standing in the hallway between the front door and the double doors leading to the warehouse, located on the first floor. She could not be sure that this was OSWALD, but said she felt it was and believed the time to be a few minutes before 12:15 PM.

She stated thereafter she viewed the Presidential Motorcade and heard the shots that were fired at the President; however, she could furnish no information of value as to the individual firing the shots or any other information concerning OSWALD, whom she stated she did not know and had merely seen him working in the building.

on 11/26/1963 at Dallas, Texas

File # DL 89–43

by Special Agent Richard E. Harrison

(Warren Commission Document 5, p.41)

JFK Assassination - 50 Reasons For 50 Years - Episode 10

Military analyst Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, like almost everyone else alive at the time, remembers exactly where he was when he first heard news of President Kennedy's assassination. 

NOVEMBER 22, 1963: 12:30 pm

President Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connolly are shot in a an open car in Dealey Plaza, Dallas Texas.

A prearranged scenario for the patsy, delivered to the press before the police.

Jim Marrs On Lee Harvey Oswald's Innocence

(With Detailed Evidence Slideshow & Links.)

NOVEMBER 22, 1963:

Oswald Arrested at the Texas theater. He has a wallet with two ID's. It is one of three wallets found to incriminate him for murder. Witnesses see an identical Oswald loaded in a cruiser behind the theater. Oswald had moved around inside the theater, sitting next to various patrons as he searched for someone. But the Dallas Police have inside information on his background from Army intelligence. The bring him into custody and he will never be free again.

November 24, 1963:

Lee Harvey Oswald attempted to call Naval Intelligence in Nag's Head North Carolina. But they never let the call go through. Oswald also had access to government switchboards, routed to military and intelligence destinations.

JFK - The Dallas Tapes - Original Oswald Footage.Oswald is furious they have charged him with the President's death.

50 Reasons For 50 Years - Episode 27

Oswald In Custody

Host Len Osanic reviews the case against Lee Oswald as it developed over the weekend of the assassination. Despite the circumstantial nature of the evidence, the Dallas Police never wavered from their insistence that Oswald was the assassin and that he acted alone.

NOVEMBER 24, 1963

Jack Ruby murders Lee Harvey Oswald.



50 Reasons For 50 Years - Episode 46

Political Truth: The Media and the Assassination

Author Joseph McBride discusses the role played by the American mainstream media in propping up the official conclusions and denigrating the critics. Did these vaunted organizations simply blow the story, or have they served as witting collaborators and accessories in the cover-up?

Alan Dale interviews Bill Simpich on the Framing of Lee Harvey Oswald


Web Page:

"The Oswald Enigma"


Turning over governments by force and propaganda was what elements of the CIA did from its inception (Greece, Iran, Guatemala, the Congo, Chile to name a few). They were the best in the world at what they did and they proved it on November 22, 1963. There really is not an Oswald enigma but only facts not yet released.

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