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  1. Military: I cannot overlook David Lifton's account of the presence of admirals and generals during the autopsy of President's body in his Best Evidence. What happened during the autopsy was a fulfillment of the plan "all shots from the Depository" which plan did not pup up in the autopsy room. The generals were there to ensure that the best evidence became a false evidence. The military inteligence had Lee Oswald firmly in their grip, trained him in languages, allowed access to top secret facilities at Atsugi, and most likely loaned him to the CIA. The first data about Oswald after the assassination appeared to come from the military intelligence. The military intelligence has the benefit that we know even less about them than about the CIA. There were tight personal associations between the CIA and the military intelligence, described in detail in Dick Russel's book The Man Who Knew Too Much. It is difficult to separate the doings of the two groups when they collaborated on a project. However, we will not find any details about this particular black operation as there hardly was any paper record. The communication was minimal, face-to-face, and ultra-secret. All involved carried out their parts in such a way that their steps could have been explained in a very different way (not necessarily innocent...). For instance, Phillips could claim not knowing about the assassination plans while guiding Lee Harvey Oswald because, in the worst, their interest was only to infiltrate Fair Play for Cuba Committee, or to scam a mole in the CIA. There were false trails and decoy operations in place, imposters, and faked stories. All of this made such a cloud of misinformation that it is almost impossible, especially after so many years, to see what trace was the one associated with the killing plan and what what just a distraction aimed to lead to nowhere when pursuit.
  2. My limited knowledge of the case tells me that none of the official agencies did plan the assassination. It was not the CIA planning it, but some rogue elements of the CIA which collaborated with the Mafia and Cubans in the months or few years before Dallas, those could and most likely did participate in the plot. Angleton and Phillips are the people who should have at least some advance knowledge and who facilitated things. Neither the FBI did the planning, but Hoover knew in advance and covered up both his foreknowledge and the evidence of conspiracy. Neither Alpha66 did the planning, but few individuals of that organisation, and maybe other Cuban exile groups, did participate. It was not the Mafia who did it, however, some high Mafia figures were involved, e.g. Rosselli. Neither LBJ planned it, however, he knew that it will be his turn to take the office, and that he better covers up things quickly. It was not the Dallas Police who did plan to kill the President, however, some rogue members of that organisation did participate in framing Oswald and maybe even in the shooting. The members of these parallel groups of people in most cases did not know about each other. For instance, the rogue Dallas police officer may have not known anything about Oswald's Mexico trip before the Friday afternoon. The police were responsible for the most proximal framing, not for the distal framing occurring earlier in New Orleans or Mexico. The question is who was the mastermind behind the operation which involved so many limbs. Forgive my lack of deep knowledge and naivety, however, I guess it could be rogue members of the army or naval intelligence which in certain periods and in certain countries worked intimately with the CIA, exchanged agents with the CIA and FBI, and had people for the blackest of the black operations. These few military intelligence might have be the master minds, and they would be ignited by the highest military officers in Washington. The false sense of patriotism would be one of the strongest motives for many of the plotters. There were few key figures at high military and intelligence posts who dared to let the plot going since they were in the position to cover it up.
  3. I have enquired about the "moving to Baltimore area" puzzle with the LN classics, "Marina and Lee" by Priscilla Johnson-McMillan and "Case Closed" by Gerald Posner. Posner in a slavery manner follows Jonson-McMillan's reconstruction of the weeks after the infamous radio broadcast in August and before Lee's alleged trip to Mexico City; the same statements, the same chronology are given in both books. Although both sources did mention the letters to Arnold Johnson, none of these authors bothered to address the puzzling reference to moving to "Baltimore area". Not knowing about Nagell's information about a possible assassination plan for late September in Washington, DC and using only the LN literature and the Warren Report, one would be left with an interpretation that Lee had mentioned the Washington/Baltimore as the place to where he would move with his family in October, to cover up purchasing air tickets for a long flight; a long-distance flight was necessary, according to Lee's analyses, to hijack a plane in New Orleans which would be able to land at Havana. Facing Marina's opposition, Lee agreed he would get to Cuba legally. This switch of plans from hijacking a plane to travelling to Mexico happened abruptly during about the first week of September. Moving to Washington, DC/Baltimore area was not necessary in this new plan any longer as it was not necessary to buy any air tickets. This explanation sounds crazy, indeed. Dick Russell's explanation, astutely quoted by David, gives more sense to the CTers. However, it assumes that Lee was quite an active player in the assassination plot and certainly in the know, which I am not sure it was really the case. I wonder if we ever get to the bottom of the enigmatic reference to moving to Washington, DC/Baltimore in October which seems had briefly enticed Lee's mind.
  4. David, sorry for changing your name. I apologise. I should not start writing in the morning before having my usual cup of coffee. The possibility that the Baltimore area information in Lee Oswald's letters referred to a possible assassination attempt in Washington, DC contained in "The Man Who Talked Too Much" is important. I read Dick Russell's book last summer but obviously need to read again because I could not remember this part of Nagell's story. There apparently were multiple plans to use Lee Harvey Oswald in whatever role in an assassination plot. According to Dick Russell, Lee Oswald knew that he has been participating in a plot but he did not know that it will be turned against him (although Nagell did warn him). He seemed to be ready to move to either place, Baltimore or Dallas, as requested. I understand that Lee did not to inform Marina about the Baltimore plan, maybe it was a short-lived plan, and it may have been replaced with Dallas too quickly. I read Marina's testimony about their August and early September period in NO. Lee was speaking only about getting to Cuba, allegedly gathering information about cases of air plane hijacking. No mention about Washington, DC. He told her about his intention to travel to Mexico with an idea to get to Cuba, with a vague idea that Marina would join him there later. Lee must have been in quite a bad shape during September because no normal man would leave his pregnant wife and a toddler with an uncertain perspective of reunion, and travel abroad with an intention to get to an enemy country.
  5. I wonder if Marina knew about the plan to move to the Baltimore area. Marina allegedly wrote to Ruth Paine and received an offer from her to live in Irving about in the first week of September. This does not show that Marina was in the loop as far as Lee's announced plan to move to the Baltimore area is concerned. Neither her Warren Commission testimony, nor her HSCA testimony mentioned Baltimore. It seems that no one asked Marina about the plan to move to Baltimore.
  6. Thanks, Chris, much appreciated.
  7. Thanks, Joseph, for locating the original letters. Would you know what was the date of the later letter in which Lee wrote about settling in Dallas? Also, what could be the word (where my dots stand) in this second letter which I cannot interpret: "in Dallas, ..... for the time" . Could it be "just" ? This is important to understand whether Dallas was his temporary mission before eventually getting to "Baltimore area". If he understood that Dallas was only a temporary stop before getting to Baltimore, it would show that Lee Oswald's seemingly erratic steps were thoroughly planned.
  8. The reference to Oswald mentioning Baltimore which I could only partially recall is from the book: "JFK and the Unspeakable" by James W. Douglas: Also, on September 1, Oswald wrote to the Socialist Workers Party in New York City: "Please advise me as to how can I get into direct contact with S.W.P. representatives in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area. I and my family are moving to that area in October". [p. 155]. Thus, Lee Harvey Oswald mentioned Baltimore with quite a strong connotation (moving to that place with his family) only few days after Ruth Payne had visited Baltimore, Maryland and then Washington, D.C. on the next day. How could Lee Harvey Oswald come to the idea of moving to "Baltimore area" if not in reference to Ruth Paine's connections with that area. Could there initially be a plan to move Oswalds' to Baltimore to be honed by Ruth's sister and the plan then changed to moving them to Irving/Dallas?
  9. What an interesting thread this is, and what an elaborate post by Ashton. I do not have my notes at hand and may not remember correctly, however, did not Lee Harvey Oswald mention in one of his letters to FPCC or some other organisation that he had plans to move to Baltimore area? It would be in some letter from his New Orleans period, possibly from August. How did "Baltimore area" come to Lee Harvey Oswald's mind? Could it be via the Ruth Paine channel?
  10. I have checked Larry Sneed's book: "No More Silence" (1998) which contains Carl Day's memories of the assassination weekend. Unfortunately, the information about the exact moment at which he had initialised the rifle cannot be found in his account. However, Day did address the possibility that the rifle found on the sixth floor was different to the one submitted to the Warren Commission: "Rumors were flying at that time. One had it that the rifle was deliberately placed there to implicate Oswald. I don't see how it could have been planted in the short time length there after the shooting (*). I do know that the gun that was delivered to the FBI and was at the Warren Commission was the same gun that I picked up on the sixth floor. It had my markings on it and was in my possession from the time I picked it up until I released it to Vince Drain. There's no question whatsoever that it's the same gun". (*) Well, the rifle was brought to the sixth floor before the shooting. Day wrongly assumed it would have to be planted to the sixth floor only after the shooting which makes no good sense.
  11. David: I am not sure that you should be able to spot the markings shown in CE541, taken from a close-up view, on the same rifle photographed from a distance and with the sun reflections on it. Failure to identify the markings may be a natural result of low resolution, digitisation, lack of tack sharpness (motions of the rifle and the camera) and maybe other factors which I may not be even aware of. However, my doubts about the necessity of seeing the marks on Day's rifle may not be your doubts. Day's signature on the rifle and on spent hulls are two different things. Thanks to Barry Krush's book (Impossible ...) and his YouTube video, it is quite clear that the spent cartridges were tampered with. However, there is not such indication for the rifle. The number of hulls needed to match the number of shots, and there should be evidence that the hulls came from one specific Mannlicher-Carcano rifle. I will search for more evidence as to when exactly did Lt. Day initialised the rifle. In the meantime, what would be your explanation for having a different Mannlicher-Carcano on the sixth floor and in the Dallas Police Department later that evening? I just miss the point. The plotters wanted to trace the rifle found on the sixth floor to Hiddel/Oswald and would therefore not confuse things by first planting a wrong Mannlicher-Carcano rifle on the sixth floor which actually could not be traced to Oswald.
  12. Steve: I am not a historian, however, I know a bit about the Eastern Europe satelites of the Soviet Union. The strong immigration year 1950 comes logically from the developments in Europe after WW2. The war ended in 1945. Some central and eastern European countries were still democratic in the first months after the war as they were prior to break-out of WW2. Thus, these countries wished to reunite with their pre-war democracy. Unfortunately, due to the division of spheres of interests made at the Yalta conference in February 1945, the Eastern and Central European countries fell into the sphere of interest of the Soviet Union. This has been approved by other alies since the request by Soviet Union to have a shield of affiliated countries between Soviet Union and Germany appeared maybe reasonable at that time. The Soviets used the situation and installed their people, including KGB, into the governements of these countries. Although the initial free elections were not won by the Communist party in Czechoslovakia, the Communist Party was strong enough to be in the parliament and to take share in the coalition government. That governement was still a post-war government and people somehow did not fear Soviets enough because it was the Soviet Army which liberated the country, not the US. The US troops, General Patton's divisions, actually entered Czechoslovakia and could have liberated the capital Prague but they did not because they respected the results of the Yalta (Crimea) conference. Once the communists had their share in a democratic governement, they took in the first instance the Ministry of Internal Affairs which controlled the state secret police, a Czech version of KGB. KGB supervised and trained the Czechoslovak secret police. In a quasi-democratic coup in February 1948, the members of the governement from the non-communist parties abdicated in protest of dirty tricks of the communists in hope of new elections which would end the communists' presence in the government, but which proved to be a fatal error. The now majority communist goverment, controlled by the Soviet communists, abolished the free elections, the right of free speech, dissolved the opposing political parties, abolished the right to travel abroad and return to own home country, nationalised the private enterprises and properties, and also exchanged the currency so that those who were rich before the war turned now to be equally poor as anyone else. People of holding non-communist political views weer jailed and forced to do low-qualification jobs (e.g., a medical doctor became a window cleaner). Those who lost their enterprises or properties, those who ended up in jail after the coup, and those who suffocated under the new regime, wanted to flee the country desperately. This was still possible during the first months of 1948. These people usually ended up in the US bases in Germany. It took months, maybe a year or two, to sort out the asylum visa to the US. After coming to US, the exiles may have first arrived to New York, and only after few months they would find the right place for themselves. Thus, 1950 is the year where logically a surge of immigrants from central and Eastern Europe could be expected in Dallas. Each Eastern or Central Europe country had a bit different scenario of their turn-over to communism but the end result was the same, and by 1948 there was already a block of now communist alies around the Soviet Uninion. Some countries, such a the Baltic states, were simply ingested by the Soviet Union. After some more 10-15 years, there was a young American President whom the people in the Eastern and Central Europe countries viewed as someone who would likely break down the communism by proving it completely unnecessary as the US suddenly were not a threat. It is an irony that one of the potential reasons for killing President Kennedy was that he had been soft on communism. If President Kennedy would be able to complete his work, he would actually be the biggest threat to the communism as the regime lived from fear of the U.S. imperialism.
  13. George: your theory uses several "ifs". If just one "if" falls out, the whole construction would crumble. It will be interesting to see if your theory fares better with other members of this forum. As per the date on the rifle, I do not think that the date 22/11/1963 was on the rifle and do not know whether the date was actually needed for maintaining the chain of posession. However, even the date could have been faked if you once admit that Officer Day had scribbled his name on a different rifle and on a different occassion and not whilst investigating it on the sixth floor.
  14. George: thanks for your explanation. I read it, understood, but do not find enough conclusive evidence for your theory. Your theory assumes that the bullet causing the back wound was the same found on a stretcher in Parkland. I thought that this magic bullet has not been fired during the assassination at all. Although the back wound theoretically could be caused by a bullet arriving from Daltex, it is more likely that the bullet fired from Daltex was not the same as the one found on a stretcher. The angle of the back wound has been probed during the autopsy, to my knowledge, and it was a shallow wound of 1-2 inches and had an angle of 45-60 degrees. As it was that shallow, could it be fired from a high-powered rifle? The angle: authors Shaw and Harris in their book "Cover-up..." place the shooter of this shot to the west corner of the Depository roof. Just to point out that the locations of the shooters vary in different theories. We agree that there were multiple shooters, but who knows for sure which shot came from which direction? Could you please explain how Day's signature occurred on the rifle which is in the National Archives? I assume that the signature is there if Belin and Day were looking at it during Day's testimony, however, I myself did not check the rifle itself.
  15. Joseph: I have tried to analyse Day's rifle to spot the details you mentioned. I did not find any markings, however, the markings mentioned in your post would overlap with the burned out parts of the metal, (particularly "CAL 6.5") and the the middle part of the spot between two burned out columns which should contain "6" of "AL" is not a uniform grey, but it is just too blurry to determine whether there is or not a meaningful symbol there. Anyway, I am copying the relevant part of the original CE541. The details on that rifle are not really conspicuous in the unprocessed picture and might also get unrecorded in a photograph if the rifle CE139 would be photographed under the same conditions as "Day's" rifle was. Officer Day marked the rifle found on the sixth floor. It should be possible to find out by a visual inspection of the rifle itself if his scribble is where he said he has put it: Mr. BELIN. I am going to hand you what has been marked Commission Exhibit 139 and ask you to state if you know what this is.Mr. DAY. This is the rifle found on the sixth floor of the Texas Book Store at 411 Elm Street, November 23, 1963. Mr. BELIN. What date?Mr. DAY. November 22, 1963.Mr. BELIN. Does it have any identification mark of yours on it?Mr. DAY. It has my name "J. C. Day" scratched on the stock.Mr. BELIN. And on the stock you are pointing to your name which is scratched as you would hold the rifle and rest it on the stock, approximately an inch or so from the bottom of the stock on the sling side of the stock, is that correct?Mr. DAY. Yes, sir. Actually, one of the panels in CE541 shows what could be "DAY" on a rifle, however, I am not sure. If Day's name is on the rifle stored in the National Archives, it would be hard to accept that the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle carried by Day was not the same as the one in the National Archives. Besides that it would be a criminal offence to alter evidence, such manipulation does not give any good sense. The rifle was planted in advance of the shooting with the purpose to be found on the sixth floor, and to trace it to Oswald. Why would someone place an identical copy of Mannlicher-Carcano on the sixth floor just to replace it later with C2766?