But isn't it interesting that Marina provided pictures? This means one of two things:
A. Oswald was involved in the Walker shooting
B. The pictures were planted and Oswald was innocent.
If Oswald was involved, there was a conspiracy to shoot Walker (see my arguments above). If Oswald was not involved, there was a conspiracy to frame Oswald for the Walker shooting.
The Tippet shooting has been called the Rosetta Stone of the JFK assassination. Why would Oswald shoot a police officer unless he was guilty of killing the President? I submit that the Walker shooting is the Rosetta Stone of the Tippet murder. To prove Oswald had a previous capacity to commit violence, the Walker shooting was pinned on him.
But what of the accomplice?
Once the Warren Commission established that Marina had numerous pictures of Walker's place taken by Oswald, physical evidence existed that linked Oswald to the Walker shooting. However the Warren Commission curiously ignored the conspiracy angle of the Walker shooting. Was this by design?
Is it not a fatal flaw in the Warren Commission's findings to conclude that Oswald was part of a conspiracy to shoot General Walker in April 1963 but was a lone nut in the murders of Kennedy and Tippet in November 1963? Thus, the incontravertible evidence of a conspiracy to kill Walker was glossed over. The only evidentiary value offered was that Oswald tried to kill Walker. No mention of an accomplice.
Does anyone know who Oswald's accomplice might be in Dallas, April 1963?
Chris, more than two-and-a-half years ago you asked some interesting questions without finding answers in this thread. I wish to address your questions again.
This year the Briscoe Center for American History in Austin, TX opened more of its Edwin A. Walker archives. I pass that library on my way to work, so I spent some time there last summer. What I found there might shed some light on these questions.
1. You may already be aware from General Walker's Warren Commission Testimony that attorney Liebeler failed to get an answer from Walker regarding how he knew that Oswald was his April shooter before 11/23/1963, when he spoke with Hasso Thorsten of the Deutsche Nationalzeitung on that day with that bit of news.
2. Liebeler had Walker on the ropes, because the evidence was clear - the newspaper had been printed - and the story was there. Here is how it opened in Munich on 11/29/1963: "The murderer of Kennedy made an attempt on General Walker's life early in the summer when General Walker was sitting in his study. The bullet missed Walker's head only by inches. Oswald was seized. The following investigation, as it was reported, was stopped through the influence of the US Attorney General, Robert Kennedy. If Oswald had been investigated, he eventually would have been imprisoned for many years, and so he would not have been in a position to commit the murder of the US President, Mr. John F. Kennedy."
3. It is interesting that Walker told Thorsten that "Oswald was seized." Walker repeated this story many times over the decades, sending it to many newspapers, even into the 1990's.
4. Walker believed that Jesse Curry had Oswald in custody on 4/10/1963, the night of the shooting, but Robert Kennedy called the Secret Service in Dallas to pressure Curry into releasing Oswald!
5. Here's another snippet from Walker's personal archives. It appears along with sheets dated 10/1989. These pages are signed by Walker's own hand:
"DEALEY PLAZA DALLAS - APRIL TO NOVEMBER: ...As the prime suspect in Dallas Police custody by midnight, following an "Attempted Assassination" at 9pm, April 10th, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was released from custody on Kennedy orders...the release was accomplished before working hours on April 11th 1963..."
6. Here's another snippet from an editorial by Edwin A. Walker, Dallas, to the Kerrville Daily Times on Sunday, January 19, 1992:
"...The President went to Dallas knowing and protecting his November assassin Lee H. Oswald from prosecution for his April Crime - "Attempted Assassinati of the former General working at his desk in his Dallas home, 9:00pm, April 10." The Kennedy protection included an early-morning, secret release of the prime suspect Lee H. Oswald, from Dallas Police custody on Kennedy orders, April 11. The President did not live to know that he knew his assassin but everyone else lived to know that he did, and that his assassin could not be prosecuted for the November Crime bcause of his Kennedy protection for his April Crime..."
7. Walker was convinced that Oswald was his shooter -- and he did not need for Marina to announce it to the Warren Commission or the FBI in early December, 1963. How did he know?? That's the puzzle that Liebeler wanted to solve - but Walker would not tell him.
8. In fact, Walker misguided Liebeler and said that he really didn't believe that Oswald was his shooter! Yet Liebeler had proof to the contrary in the hard copy of the Deutsche Nationalzeitung of 11/29/1963, which provides a transcript of the phone conversation between Walker and Thorsten on 11/23/1963 - when Oswald was still alive in the Dallas jailhouse.
9. Much of this information is also available on the Mary Ferrell Foundation web site: (FBI Files on Edwin Walker, 116-165494 File, Section 2)
10. Now to address your question. Walker was convinced - from start to finish - that there were two shooters.
11. This is partly why Walker complained to the HSCA that the bullet they had did not match the bullet he saved from the April shooting. (The HSCA bullet had a copper jacket, and the Walker bullet had a steel jacket.)
12. But Walker was convinced that Oswald acted along with somebody else - probably the CIA or Secret Service or somebody sent by Robert Kennedy.
13. To the HSCA Walker also sent this fascinating letter on June 23, 1975:
------------- BEGIN QUOTE EDWIN A. WALKER ---------
Dear Senator Church:
The Warren Commission found and concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald attempted to assassinate the undersigned at his home, at 9pm. on April 10, 1963. The initial and immediate investigation at the time of the incident reported two men at my home, one with a gun, seen by an eye-witness -- a neighbor. Within days I was informed by a Lieutenant on the Dallas City Police Force that Oswald was in custody by 12pm that night for questioning. He was released on a higher authority than that in Dallas. There were two men, not a "Lonely Loner". Please inform me if the CIA was involved in this attempted assassination?
Edwin A. Walker
----------- END QUOTE EDWIN A. WALKER ------
14. So, this shows that Walker, twelve years after the incident, was still concerned that the CIA was a part of the plot to kill him, and he hoped that Senator Church and the later HSCA would confirm his suspicisions.
15. In another signed letter from General Walker, this one to Representative Lamar Smith in 1990, Walker requests the release of all JFK assassination files. This was to be in celebration of the Berlin Wall coming down, as well as in protest of the lockdown of JFK files for 75 years. Walker was quite aged at this time, but he wanted to see *everybody* who tried to kill him on April 10, 1963.
There is more in the Briscoe Center, Chris, but I wanted to address your questions with this today.
Edited by Paul Trejo, 10 December 2011 - 04:11 AM.