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  1. The Dual Life of Albert Osborne

    David, I don't know that I would attach too much importance to Stringfellow listed as an FBI informant. Sheriff Decker is also listed two lines down. I would like to keep Stringfellow's informant ID# in the back of my mind though - T-23. I'd like to see if that pops up anywhere else along the way. (Although this may just be a one-time assignment of number for this particular report by Barrett). As for the 112th, see this 112th Region II (Dallas) Spot Report by the 112th on the afternoon of November 22nd: 112th IINTELLIGENCE CORPS GROUP SPOT REPORT (REGION II) http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/A%20Disk/Army%20Intelligence%20112th%20INTC%20San%20Antonio/Item%2007.pdf A lot of bad information in those Spot Reports. Is Stringfellow getting a lot of things wrong? Is the person reporting what Stringfellow is saying getting it wrong? Is Stringfellow deliberately lying? See: Army Surveillance of Civilians https://bkofsecrets.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/armyciviliansurveillance.pdf Stringfellow and Biggio were working the police radio at the Fairgrounds on 11/22/63 (This is a separate and somewhat murky channel of communication going on. Peter Dale Scott spent some time looking at the communications setup at the Fairgrounds in his Continuity of Government analysis) “Army Apparently didn't tell Commission of Oswald's Alias” Dallas Morning News March 19, 1978 in the Weisberg Collection http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/F%20Disk/FBI/FBI%20Records%20Release%2012-7-77%20News%20Accounts/Item%20069.pdf Steve Thomas
  2. The Dual Life of Albert Osborne

    Mark, If you go here: https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/2017-release Look for entries in the FROM column which are given as OT or LEG, OT (these are from Ottowa). As an example, look at item# 138 on p. 3. Steve Thomas
  3. Oswald mock trial drop box of CLE course materials

    I don't know why, maybe it's just the mood I'm in; but I got a kick out of the DPD General Order# 64-A on page 96. Military Personnel who are arrested. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dzmwxzlrv49pvcc/AADl1jyly_4iEBhFrm_-AS9ka?dl=0&preview=DPD++General+Orders.pdf Don't arrested for being drunk, unless you are just passing through. Then it's okay. Steve Thomas
  4. JFK Asassinatioin Symposium Proceedings

    SO, WHO WAS THE MOLE? &^%$#*& Steve Thomas
  5. Harvey Lee Oswald

    David, I agree. Jean-Rene Souetre's father's name was Rene Jean. Steve Thomas
  6. Witten's report on Oswald in Mexico just released

    Paul, I think of far more important strategic importance, was the attempted theft of secrets concerned with the American nuclear program. Steve Thomas.
  7. Harvey Lee Oswald

    David, I know it sounds crazy, but yes, I actually do. I think the Harvey Lee Oswald persona was created long before we knew it to be, but by who or why or how, I don't know. Look on page 435 of that application https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1135&search="Harvey_Lee+Oswald"#relPageId=449&tab=page It says: Father's Middle Name: and it's typed in: Harvey - It's typed in Father's [Middle] Name and the word Middle is enclosed in handwritten brackets. Since we know that Oswald's father didn't have a Harvey in it, it makes me wonder what that whole line is all about. It also lists his occupation as a Regulator, but on pp. 437 and 438, he gives his occupation as an Assembler. I think the two identities are being mixed together. Steve Thomas
  8. Harvey Lee Oswald

    David, I don't think so myself. There's something else going on that I don't understand. In his request for a visa to leave the USSR, Lee Harvey Oswald wrote that he was born in New Orleans, Texas, and that while in the USSR, he was employed as an assembler. He makes no mention of being a regulator in the experimental shop of the plant. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1135&search="Harvey_Lee+Oswald"#relPageId=451&tab=page pp. 437-439. Very weird. Steve Thomas
  9. Harvey Lee Oswald

    Can anyone explain this? A letter from Anatoly Dobrynin to the U.S. State Department concerning Harvey Lee Oswald's request for Soviet citizenship is dated December 11, 1963. It says that Harvey Lee Oswald's request for USSR Citizenship was denied. It doesn't say when he applied for that citizenship, but the character reference memo from the Minsk Radio factory is dated December 11, 1961 and refers to “Citizen” Harvey Lee Oswald. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1135&relPageId=447&search=%22Harvey_Lee%20Oswald%22 On page 430 of CE 985, there is a Certificate dated January 1, 1960 that “Comrade”, Lee Harvey Oswald was employed as an assembler at the Minsk Radio Plant. On page 433 of that CE Exhibit, it says that “Citizen” Harvey Lee Oswald was hired as a regulator at the Minsk Radio Plant on January 13, 1960. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1135&relPageId=447&search=%22Harvey_Lee%20Oswald%22 So, “Comrade” Lee Harvey Oswald went from being employed as an assembler in the Minsk Plant on January 1, 1960 to being “Citizen” Harvey Lee Oswald hired as a “regulator in the experimental shop of the plant” on January 13th The character reference provided on page 433 says that his work as a regulator was unsatisfactory. I'm flummoxed. Steve Thomas
  10. Helms' Lies and Obstruction of Justice

    Mike, I see Oswald as an agent provocateur working on behalf of someone else: an effort to infiltrate the DRE and then pick a public street fight in an effort to discredit them in August. The first thing he does is ask to see an FBI agent. visit to Sylvia Odio of Jure in September (I personally believe she was involved in trying to smuggle guns into Cuba). Oswald's role as a possible informant in the Lawrence Miller/Darnell Whitter case. visits to the house on Harlendale "in the last several months" where Alpha 66 is holding bi-weekly meetings. I think I see a pattern here. Steve Thomas
  11. Souetre picture 632-796

    Jason, The study of French politics in general, and the OAS in particular is... confusing. They seemed to change their governments so frequently it's hard to keep up. you said, “The OAS was, of course, the French Radical Right”. That's true, to a certain extent; but I've found that the OAS consisted of many things. You had the proto-fascists, yes, but it also had French loyalists,, disaffected SDECE and SAC agents, double agents, royalists, former members of the French Foreign Legion, outright criminals...the list goes on. I once read that the hardest job in the world was a drill instructor in the French Foreign Legion. You had a polyglot of languages mixed up with misfits, people who were on the lamb who had changed their name, men to were given the choice of joining the Foreign Legion or going to jail. Discipline consisted of taking you out behind the barracks and letting four of the biggest, baddest Legionnaires beat the tar out of you. So, it's complex. More than anything else, I would say that the OAS were anti-DeGaulle. I think there are two ingredients that help understand Souetre's character.: One was the Integraliste movement; and the other was Article 16 of the French Constitution. 1) Integralism There was a throwaway line in something Jean-Claude Perez told Fensterwald in 1982. He said that, “post 1962, Souetre was part of an ultra-right, ultra-Catholic splinter group which included four men named Pichon, Lefevre, Bourget, and Grossouvre. Group called Integraliste http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/S%20Disk/Souetre%20Jean%20with%20aka%27s/Item%2011.pdf p. 4. (Albert Lefevre, by the way, was the one man I could find that both stood trial with Souetre in December, 1961 and who escaped with him from the Camp at St. Maurice L'Ardoise in February, 1962.) From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integralism Integralism is an ideology according to which a nation is an organic unity. Integralism defends social differentiation and hierarchy with co-operation between social classes, transcending conflict between social and economic groups. It advocates trade unionism (or a guild system), corporatism, and organic political representation instead of ideological forms of representation. Integralism claims that the best political institutions for given nations will differ depending on the history, culture and climate of the nation's habitat. Often associated with blood and soil conservatism, it posits the nation or the state or the nation state as an end and a moral good, rather than a means.[1] The term integralism was coined by the French journalist Charles Maurras, whose conception of nationalism was illiberal and anti-internationalist, elevating the interest of the state above that of the individual and above humanity in general.[1] Although it is marked by its being exclusionary and particularistic, and there has been consideration of its historic role as a sort of proto-fascism (in a European context)[1] or para-fascism (in a South American context),[2] this link remains controversial, with some social scientists positing that it combines elements of both the political left and right.[3] Catholic Integralism does not support the creation of an autonomous "Catholic" state church, or Erastianism (Gallicanism in French context). Rather it supports subordinating the state to the worldwide Catholicism under the leadership of the Pope. Thus it rejects separation of the Catholic Church from the state and favours Catholicism as the proclaimed religion of the state.[5] Catholic Integralism appeals to the teaching on the subordination of temporal to spiritual power of medieval popes such as Pope Gregory VII and Pope Boniface VIII. But Catholic Integralism in the strict sense came about as a reaction against the political and cultural changes which followed the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.[6 (Where have we heard “Blood and Soil” recently?) For “trade unionism” See Fensterwald's “Possible French Connection” http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/S%20Disk/Souetre%20et%20al,%20Published/Item%2002.pdf “In the period, 1964-1966. Souetre headed the Societe Expinmaq in Madrid; it was a “soueti de traveaux publics,” furnishing works and cover for OAS veterans and exiles, such as Varga, Marton and Sari.”19 (essentially a trade union and you can see why Souetre was beloved by former OAS veterans. He got them jobs). When men deserted from the French Army as Souetre did and joined the OAS, they were destitute. They had no money for food or shelter and many turned to extra-legal means to get it. Two popular methods were extortion, and running drugs. 2) DeGauule's invocation of Article 16 of the French Constitution. When DeGaulle swept into power in 1958 and overthrew the Fourth Republic, France also got a new constitution. Under certain conditions, Article 16 allowed the President to invoke a national emergency and allocating all powers including judicial to the President. Due process was suspended. After the General's Putsch in April of 1961, DeGaulle invoked Article 16. When Souetre was tried in December of 1961, he was given a three-year suspended sentence, but was immediately placed in Administrative detention for an indefinite period, and confined to a prison camp in southern France. I've seen pictures of the camp. It was bleak to say the least. He led an 18-man prison break out of the camp in February, 1962. 10 men were immdediately re-captured, but 8 managed to escape. Souetre fled to Spain. I believe that this extra-judicial move left him embittered. You can see it reflected in pictures of him pre-1962 and post-1962. In earlier pictures, he is smiling and happy. After his imprisonment, he is dour and morose. David Andrews said, “Yet De Gaulle speculated that Allen Dulles and CIA supported the OAS assassination plotting. To David I would say, “more than Helms, take a look at a man Irving Brown. “This is from the Fensterwald memo: See p. 30 of this Gary Shaw FOIA litigation for a man named “Brown” who was the CIA Station Chief in Paris. Russ Holmes Work File https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=6060&search=Torjmann#relPageId=30&tab=page http://www.xiconhoca.org/PDF/DDeRoux/Apossiblefrenchconnection.pdf Just Chillin on History Wednesday, November 19, 2014 PART 1 OF 3: THE GREAT HEROIN COUP-DRUGS,INTELLIGENCE @INTERNATIONAL FASCISM “There is the example of George White, an FBN official and former OSS agent who testified to the Kefauver Committee that he had been approached on behalf of Luciano in 1943 by an old China trafficker, August del Grazio.[59] White worked closely with the CIA in the postwar years and (under FBN cover) ran one of their LSD experiments in Project MK/ULTRA. By the time of White's visit to Marseilles, the CIA and AFL organizer Irving Brown were already subsidizing the use of Corsican and Italian gangsters to oust Communist unions from the Marseilles port. Brown's CIA case officer, Paul Sakwa, has confirmed that by the time CIA subsidies were terminated in 1953, Brown's chief contact with the Marseilles underworld, Pierre Ferri Pisani, no longer needed U.S. support, because of the profits his newly gained control of the port supplied from the heroin traffic.” http://alchetron.com/Irving-Brown-775007-W “Established in France, he (Irving Brown) headed the international relations of the AFL-CIO from his offices at 10, rue de la Paix in Paris. From 1951 to 1954, the CIA division headed by Thomas Braden provided $1 million a year to Brown and Lovestone ($1,600,000 in 1954). In 1952 he was in Helsinki, supporting the unionists who had decided to vote to quit the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), then mainly composed of Communist unions. During the Algerian War, he subsidized the Algerian National Movement (MNA), founded by Messali Hadj to oppose the National Liberation Front (FLN).” I don't know if this is the same “Brown who was the Station Chief in Paris” I don't know who the Station Chief in Paris was., but you've got this mix of trade unionists, the stay behind network, and heroin smuggling going on. Steve Thomas
  12. Strategy of tension

    Michael, Thank you. That was very inspiring. Long Live the Zone! Steve Thomas
  13. Eugene Dinkin: The Saga of an Unsung Hero

    Larry, No, I can't. Like you, I would like to see his military service record, or a copy of his discharge papers, or something. Not to mention the OAS angle. I'd like to see a copy of something that he supposedly intercepted. Dinkin gave the names of several people to whom he told his story before he went AWOL. I would like to see first person accounts from those people of what he allegedly told them. Steve Thomas
  14. Eugene Dinkin: The Saga of an Unsung Hero

    Tom, Here's a copy of the relevant pages from that New Orleans research conference. If they don't show up here as attached file, I'll try to copy and paste them. Dinkin Garrrison Papers New Orleans Conference 9 21 1968 Pages 73 to 75.pdf Steve Thomas
  15. Souetre picture 632-796

    Jason, In your first paragraph - I'm pretty sure that comes from Fensterwald's, "Possible French Connection"... The _________ Buscia mentioned would probably be Gilles Buscia, author of Au nom de l'OAS: Requiem pour une cause perdue by Gilles Buscia) Alain Lefeuvre, 1981. (In the name of the OAS: Requiem for a Lost Cause) This is supposedly his "memoirs". I sure would like to read that someday. He was the head of the OAS in Corsica. He was implicated in the attack on Charles DeGaulle at Petit-Clamart along with Laslo Varga and Lajos Marton. He was also implicated in an attack on George Pompidou. General Claude Clement, who "assisted" at Souetre's wedding was a hoot. He was a 70 year old hippie who authored a book entitled, Make Love and Not War Anymore. "I too want to put flowers in the barrels of guns, to drop petals on those who drop bombs". He organized a music festival in Aix-en-Provence in July of 1970 that was headlined by Pink Floyd. The festival was canceled by the city authorities as a fire hazard and a threat to public safety. He was drummed out of the army for his participation in Souetre's wedding at the prison camp. Steve Thomas
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