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  1. FWIW, I find it noteworthy that in following Ruby's movements the weekend of the assassination not only did he stalk Oswald, but he also showed an extreme interest in locating Weissman. Ruby, as we know, was quick to correct DA Henry Wade about Oswald's affiliation with the FPCC. And yet Ruby, it would seem, also suspected the involvement of the far-right in Dallas. I think it's fair to say that historically it was Ruby who would planted the seed of conspiracy in the assassination with his murder of Lee Oswald. This leaves us with the question... what connection was Ruby trying to establish between Oswald "the marxist" and the far-right JBS led by Edwin Walker, and why? I'll go a step further and ask... what event, prior to the assassination, could tie LHO to Edwin Walker's JBS, and how might it have involved Ruby himself?
  2. Hi Terry. Great question! I have pondered this myself. Even after reading Hosty's book, Assignment:Oswald, I would have to say that Hosty was somewhat lacking in terms of his investigative skills. Although Hosty clearly lays the blame for his not pursuing Oswald more aggressively at the feet of the CIA, one must consider that at this time Hosty also had, as part of his case load, a file on Edwin Walker. As I'm sure you are aware, an attempt had been made on Walker's life seven months prior. I look at it this way... Hosty had files on both Walker and Oswald. Walker, a right-wing John Birch Society leader living in the deep south was shot at. What kind of individual in this part of our country in 1963 would have a motive for attempting such an act? Assuming Hosty had read the files, and a local news paper or two, it should not have been much of a stretch for him to put two and two together, especially when you consider the timing of Oswald's sudden departure from Dallas to New Orleans. And when Oswald gets to New Orleans his activities there become acutely more overt. Not to mention that after his arrest in New Orleans he requests, and is granted, an interview with the FBI. IMO, by the time Oswald had returned to Dallas he should have been "a person of interest" in the Walker shooting attempt. But like everyone else here, that's just my two cents worth. Regards, Craig C.
  3. Let's back up a minute Tom. When Oswald was approached in the theater and asked to stand up, he jumped to his feet and punched a police officer in the face. Oswald then pulled his revolver and attempted to shoot that same officer, (McDonald I believe). Luckily McDonald used a technique that was still being taught when I was in the academy. He stuck the web of his hand between the cocked hammer and the backstrap of the revolver which prevented the firing pin from striking the cartridge. A scuffle then ensued, and Oswald was handcuffed. It wasn't until Oswald emerged from the theater, which was surrounded by people, (bystanders, media people, and other police officials), that he then proclaimed, "I am not resisting arrest!". This has been verified many times by eye witnesses at the time of his arrest. During a video taped interview one witness in particular, Johnny Brewer, the man who observed Oswald enter the theater without buying a ticket, and who identified Oswald inside the theater recalled that when he heard Oswald make this claim he laughed to himself thinking, "You're not resisting arrest now.". Regards, Craig C.
  4. Haven't seen much talk of Angleton thus far. Here's an interesting article... https://spartacus-educational.com/Clare_Edward_Petty.htm
  5. Roy, Detectives Blackie Harrison and Lewis Miller spent the early morning of November 24 at the Delux Diner before having to be recalled, (by phone), by headquarters prior to Oswald's transfer. Both men were subsequently assigned to security in the basement area. When questioned by the Warren Commission about these events both detectives showed a complete lack of memory especially regarding their early morning coffee break. Neither could recall any detail whatsoever about any topic discussed during this time. Miller went so far as to refuse to testify during his first appearance. He did return the following day to give testimony with lawyer in tow. To read their Warren Commission testimony was a life changing experience for me, (in light of having been a police officer myself). These were men trained to be observant. To recall details. To notice things that were "out of place". And all of this occurred on what would be, in all likelihood, one of the most important days of their careers, (even if Oswald had not been killed). To use a quote from the testimony of Lewis Miller himself... "... it was just another day...". Incredible!
  6. We all know that Jack Ruby attended Oswald's midnight press conference. Following that brief back and forth Ruby stayed behind to hear DA Henry Wade give a statement to the press. At this point Ruby corrected Wade's assertion that Oswald had been a member of the "Free Cuba Committee". "That's the Fair Play for Cuba Committee", shouted Ruby over the crowd of reporters. So it's safe to assume that by this time Ruby had gotten a good look at Oswald. Ruby it seems also had a better grasp of Oswald's "far left" political affiliations than the Dallas district attorney. Amazingly however, Ruby was not totally convinced of Oswald's guilt... yet. Immediately upon leaving Dallas police headquarters Ruby embarked on an all night search. He had remembered seeing a billboard on the outskirts of the city which had offered the president a less than enthusiastic welcome to Dallas. But this was obviously the work of the "far-right". Ruby was undeterred. He woke his roommate George Senator at 3 a.m.. He then phoned the Carousel. He woke an employee who was staying there overnight, and insisted he get his camera ready and wait for them to arrive. Their journey led them to the billboard, and eventually to the post office in search of the owner of a very specific P.O. box. But why? What could the "far right" have to do with a "far left" American defector to the U.S.S.R., and pro-Castro follower like Oswald? With all of the evidence that Ruby's friends at the Dallas police department had piled up against Oswald, (the rifle, the revolver, etc.), what could have pointed Ruby in the direction of the "far right"? There is one possibility. During a Saturday morning interview with police chief Jesse Curry one reporter asked, "Does this have anything to do with the attempt on the life of General Edwin Walker?" To which Curry replied... "No, we don't believe so". Could Ruby have also known something else about Oswald that the police had yet to figure out? And how? In April of 1963 Oswald had taken a bus to a spot near Walker's Turtlecreek home. This was an area that Oswald had apparently staked out. A photo of Walker's home would later be discovered among Oswald's personal effects. On the night of April 10, at 9 p.m., a single shot rang out in that neighborhood, and Oswald seemingly disappeared into the night... for nearly three hours. Less than seven blocks away was Jack Ruby's Vegas Club. Fast forward to November 23, 1963. Ruby finally got to bed that Saturday morning around 6 a.m.. He must have been exhausted. Yet something happened over the period of the next twenty-four hours that totally cemented Ruby's feelings about what Oswald's fate should be. There would be no room left for what appeared to be doubt in Ruby's mind. Just after 11 a.m. on Sunday morning Ruby entered the basement to Dallas police headquarters. Watching the clock closely, as Ruby stated during his Warren Commission testimony, he shot Oswald dead while he was being transferred to a vehicle. Handcuffed to a Dallas detective and surrounded by other armed police, Secret Service, and FBI personnel, Oswald the immovable object met Jack Ruby the unstoppable force. Suddenly, not only was Oswald guilty in Ruby's eyes, more importantly he was dead. During his Warren Commission testimony Jack Ruby begged Chief Justice Earl Warren to be taken back to Washington D.C.. When pressed for a reason as to why Ruby feared for his life, and couldn't tell the whole story in Dallas Ruby reluctantly told the Chief Justice... "There is a group here call the John Birch Society, and the leader of that organization is Edwin Walker...". I truly believe that if any conspiracy/cover-up existed these circumstances are very probably at it's core. Craig C.
  7. Despite Ruby's professed "love" for president Kennedy, at the time of the assassination Ruby was waiting outside a newspaper office for an advertising man who was not there. The last known time Ruby was seen at the newspaper offices was approximately 1:15 p.m.. At that very moment, several miles away, a civilian's voice was heard on a police radio calling for help, that "... a policeman's been shot...". Following Oswald's attempt on the life of Gen. Edwin Walker there are nearly three hours of Oswald's whereabouts that are unaccounted for. Question: Where does a man who has little money and no vehicle hide for that amount of time between the hours of 9 p.m. and roughly midnight? Allen Dulles raised this question in a closed hearing of the Warren Commission. I have never seen any follow-up on this in the official record. Ruby's Vegas Club was only 6-7 blocks from Walkers home. Then attorney general, Henry Wade, later wrote a confidential memorandum to J. Lee Rankin suggesting that it appeared Oswald had been headed in the general direction of Ruby's apartment when he left his rooming house at N. Beckley following the assassination. Wade requested that the commission look into this further. Again the official record shows no signs of any such interest on the part of the Warren Commission. Question: Why would a man who sees Oswald at midnight, and knows enough about Oswald's politics to correct the DA on the "Fair Play for Cuba Committee", then go on an all night quest until 6 a.m. the next morning trying to find evidence of a right-wing conspiracy? During Ruby's plea to be taken to Washington, D.C. before Chief Justice Earl Warren during his sworn testimony, Ruby named Walker specifically when asked why he feared for his life, and those of his family members. Let's not forget that Ruby was found guilty of premeditated murder. It is my opinion that Ruby and Oswald had met at least eight months prior to the assassination... and the government knew it. BTW, read Kantor's book several years ago. Very insightful.
  8. Yes they were Steve. The third party/agency rule did, and still does exist within the FBI as well as the CIA. Earlier today I made a list of questions that I had in mind regarding the FBI's 105 contact files. 1.) Were the FBI 105 contact files on Oswald comprised solely of internal reports generated by SA's in outlying field offices? Answer: Yes. 2.) Were there internal restrictions on access to these files within the FBI? (beyond proper security clearance) Answer: No 3.) Were these files ever shared with other government agencies? Answer: Yes. Here is where it gets interesting. From John Newman's Oswald and the CIA, Chapter Nineteen, The Smoking File, section entitled, The Hidden Compartments in Oswald's CIA Files: "Prior to Oswald's trip to Mexico City, information on his activities reached the CIA via FBI, State, and Navy reports. Again, the "routing and record" sheets attached to these reports tell us who read them and when they read them. They show how the collision between Oswald's 201 and his FPCC story altered the destination of incoming FBI reports to a new file with the number 100-300-11." "What did this new number signify? On August 24, 1978, the CIA responded to an HSCA inquiry about Oswald's various CIA file numbers. That response contained this paragraph: "The file 100-300-011 is entitled "Fair Play for Cuba Committee." It consists of 987 documents dated from 1958 through 1973. All but approximately 20 are third agency (FBI, State, etc.) documents." "(Note: FPCC portion of the above quote classified until 1995)" "CIA documents lists show that Hosty's September 10, 1963 report--the first piece of paper associating Oswald with the FPCC-- was the catalyst for the diversion of the FBI files data stream into 100-300-11." "One of the two documents lists contains an interesting note in the "Formerly Filed" column for the September 10 Hosty report. It states, "Copy CI/SIG [351 164] 100-300-11." The other documents list has a column with the heading "Location of Original," that has this entry: "CI/SI File 100-300-11." CI/SI was short for CI/SIG, and it appears that the mole- hunting unit was again connected with a key change in Oswald's CIA file designation. Moreover, the association of Oswald's security number (351-164) with the 100-300-11 file denotes a security office tie-in. They had been tracking Oswald all along and now had access to this file too. Thus it appears that it was Angleton's CI/SIG which, in conjunction with the Security Office, had all the pieces of the Oswald puzzle." Only after JFK's assassination were these FBI files rerouted to Oswald's CIA 201 file.
  9. A check of the National Archives website gives a list of all classes of FBI case files closed prior to 1985. The classification "105" references "Foreign Counterintelligence". The classification "109" references "Foreign Political Matters". Classification 62 (HQ): Miscellaneous Subversive.
  10. You are spot on Steve. I suppose we simply have to follow that 105 designation and see where and to whom those files would go to in other agencies. I am just starting my day now, (3 a.m.), but will have more time later today to do more searching. Thanks.
  11. Hello Jim, I thought of the same thing... the timing of the canceled "Flash" on Oswald. I knew it had followed Mexico City, but I couldn't recall offhand the exact date or who had signed off on it. Thanks so much for filling in the specifics on that. I really need to archive more documents on my computer.
  12. Absolutely. Point taken Steve. What I am most interested in now is exactly what the criteria would be for such a designation(s).
  13. Thanks Steve. I will definitely be following up on this. I'm also going to check my copy of Oswald and the CIA as John Newman seems to be the expert on decoding these reference numbers. Perhaps he mentions the "105 contact" case, and at the time it simply meant little to me when reading it. Thanks also for providing the links!
  14. Among the newly released JFK documents there is an interview of retired FBI agent James P. Hosty by fellow retired agent Jack O'Flaherty of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. The interview occurred on March 8, 2006. I found this passage of particular interest as I had never come across it anywhere in my prior research. On page two Hosty is relating to Flaherty the progression of the Oswald investigation prior to the assassination. "I got the case in October of 1963, one month before the assassination, lucky me. I never did interview Oswald until he was arrested. Now one of the criticisms of the Warren Commission was that I should have interviewed him. If they had bothered to ask me which they didn't, I could have told them I was forbidden to interview Oswald because he was a contact case." "As you all know, in 105 contact cases, when they contact the Soviet Embassy, you may not interview them without specific permission. In this case, I am sure it would never have been granted because the CIA was involved. They were the ones that came up with the information about Oswald talking to the Soviets. They would have never, ever given permission because this was a new technique and it would have blown all sorts of cover down in Mexico City and would have serious repercussions in the Mexican government if they had gotten wind that the CIA was being allowed to monitor the Soviet Embassy." Perhaps this is revealed in Hosty's book Assignment Oswald. Regardless, I will definitely be putting this on my list of publications "to be read". Thought those of you who were also unaware of this fact might find it of interest. Regards, Craig C.
  15. Jim, Never read it. As to the Soviet's description of Oswald's demeanor at the time of his visit, yes I do believe they were telling the truth. Did the CIA withhold and falsify information about Oswald both before and after the assassination? Yes they did. Why they did it is what we are here debating. I admit I don't have that answer, nor do the experts... yet. Until that day comes... what is true, and what is false in this case depends largely on one's point of view regarding Oswald. P.S. Member Douglas Caddy recently started a thread entitled, CIA had 'very intensive' interest in Oswald before assassination. Worth a look IMO.
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