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Mervyn Hagger

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  1. Who was the 'handler' who met Lee Harvey Oswald at Southampton, England? Has anyone researched this issue? He seems to have left Ft Worth and arrived in Southampton, England with more money than he started out with. He arrived on the day after the British General Election and every hotel in London was full. But lo, he managed to get to Helsinki and possibly Stockholm, even though there were no direct flights. Did he go by military aircraft? Who paid for his stay at the expensive hotel in Helsinki? Before Oswald got to Minsk where he worked at a radio and television factory, he had to get permits to enter Russia. Who made all of this possible? Bill Weaver, Gordon McLendon's general manager wrote that his Radio Nord on board a ship off Sweden in the Baltic Sea was there to receive transmissions from the USSR. Weaver and that Radio Nord was paid for by CIA via Clint Murchison Jr in Dallas. Radio Nord signed off just after Lee Harvey Oswald boarded a train in Minsk on his return journey to the USA via Holland. Was Radio Nord the CIA 'Voice' that was relaying messages to Lee Harvey Oswald under the cover of being a Swedish commercial radio station. Has anyone written about this entire episode in detail?
  2. Aside from Matthew Smith and his book 'JFK the Second Plot', has anyone else written a detailed account of the movements of Lee Harvey Oswald when he left his mother's house in Fort Worth? I am interested in a documented timeline that goes from September 13,1959 to September 13, 1962. This includes his voyage from New Orleans to Le Harve, France and then on to Southampton, England. Lee Harvey Oswald arrived in England on the day after the General Election and all London hotels were full. So where did he go when he left the port and how did he end up with much more money than when he arrived? Did someone meet him? How did he manage to get from England to Finland in one day when there do not appear to have been any scheduled flights? Did he go by private plane or even a military aircraft? I need some pointers to published and documented sources, can anyone assist?
  3. I am researching the time period from October 8, 1959, when LHO arrived at La Harve, France on the Marion Lykes which had sailed from New Orleans. He then made his way to Southampton, England. How? He then possibly went to London and eventually ended up in Helsinki, Finland on October 9, 1959. Then he possibly made a side trip to Stockholm, Sweden before departing on October 15, 1959 for Moscow by train. Has anyone compiled a detailed account of the time period from October 8, 1959 to October 15, 1959 that accounts for the precise and documented movements of LHO? My interest in his timeline overlaps another, and perhaps related timeline belonging to a Baltic Sea offshore radio station called Radio Nord. It was created by Gordon McLendon of Dallas who later became a partner of David Atlee Phillips, and he also had a strange relationship with Jack Ruby that revolved around McLendon's radio station KLIF in Dallas. On January 7, 1960, Lee Harvey Oswald boarded a train in Moscow that took him to Minsk where he began work in an electronics factory. Radio Nord was planned in 1959, but it did not become operational until March 1, 1961. Because it was based on board a ship anchored off Sweden in the Baltic Sea, its signal that was also radiating towards the USSR, crossed the sea before hitting land. Therefore it is possible that it could be heard in Minsk. Its stated goal was projecting commercial radio programs to a good portion of Sweden. Was it a CIA station maintaining contact with Lee Harvey Oswald? On June 1, 1962, Lee Harvey Oswald boarded a train on a journey that would take him to Amsterdam, Holland, and then by ship to the USA. On June 30, 1962, Radio Nord closed down. Radio Nord was managed by McLendon's national manager of broadcasting who was also station manager of McLendon's KILT in Houston, Texas. In 2008, just before he died of cancer, Bill Weaver (who I met in Texas during the 1970s), published a strange book about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It is called 'Triple Double Cross'. Weaver was assisted in this book which is styled as a novel, although real events are discussed and a mixture of altered names and real names are both used. It appears to be written by at least two people - maybe more. This is perceived by writing styles and by a very false ending to the book. Aside from that section of absolute fiction which may have been added to complete the book after Weaver died, he received and acknowledged contributions from Jones Harris who I have also spoken to (2018) about the Weaver book. Another contributing source of material includes that of de Vosjoli whose heavy involvement in the episode surrounding events that led up to the Cuban Missile Crisis, is well known. Weaver claims that the purpose of Radio Nord (which he actually managed during its close-down), was in reality funded by CIA to intercept messages from the USSR under the cloak of being a commercial radio station. While his explanation for the intercepts do not make technical sense, there is a possibility that it could have been used to relay instructions to Oswald in Minsk by using the tried and true method of playing specific records at specific times, and those records could convey a meaning by their lyrics. Announcements could also be made to listeners in the same way. This method has been used since the birth of radio and it was heavily employed by BBC transmissions to Nazi occupied Europe. The Weaver book was privately published and according to Bill Weaver's widow who I spoke to last year, the main stock was wiped out by a Houston flood. For a time in October 1962, Weaver stayed in London. It also appears that Bobby Kennedy asked for the Radio Nord ship to be taken to Galveston, Texas (which is was in March 1963). It was to be used as part of the continuing secret war on Cuba - run by Bobby Kennedy. In the end the Nord ship was found to be to small and anther CIA radio ship (later used to broadcast to the UK as 'Swinging Radio England' and 'Britain Radio' using two 50kW transmitters.) All pointers indicate that Lee Harvey Oswald went to the UK in 1959 where he met his 'handler' who gave him more cash than he arrived with, and possibly had him flown out of the UK on board a CIA flight - since no commercial flights account for the method by which he arrived in Helsinki, Finland on October 9, 1959. I want to know if anyone has ever documented Lee Harvey Oswald's time in England. Right now Oswald's time in England appears to be as much a mystery as the creation of Radio Nord - which was capable of relaying coded messages from the Baltic Sea, and which Weaver claimed was a CIA funded spy station under the disguise of a commercial radio broadcasting station aimed at Sweden. Since Gordon McLendon had schooled CIA mastermind and friend David Atlee Phillips in the art using radio to stage the illusion of actual events, it is not beyond reason to ask whether McLendon was tied to the assassination of JFK in Dallas - as Weaver claimed in his book.
  4. Hello Paul. I realize this is rather a prolonged delay in responding to your question, but Brandsetter collides with De Vosjoli and they both come together under the guidance of Jones Harris in the Bill Weaver book called 'Triple Double Cross'. It is supposed to be a novel - fiction, and yet it is based upon Weaver's life and experiences as they concern Radio Nord off Sweden, and which I have now linked to Colonel Stig Erik Constans Wennerstrom, a Swedish spy for the USSR who was exposed in 1963 and sentenced in 1964 to 20 years imprisonment but was released after 10 years. All of this is wrapped in the story of Olav Palme who was later assassinated (by whom?) in 1986. I noted that de Vosjoli 'fled' to join Brandstetter following the Cuban Missile Crisis. So, how does Brandstetter link to McLendon-Murchison's Dallas of 1963? - Mervyn
  5. Hi Paul - in answer to your question, no, I have not read his book, but then, this entire subject is on the periphery of something I am investigating which collides with it. Hence my question about Ruby, but also and especially about McLendon. What do you know about McLendon with regards to this topic, especially since he is tied to David Atlee Phillips? Mervyn
  6. Paul, you are not the only one who disappeared and it seems I get notifications from your posts. Your theory that Walker was involved begs a question about Ruby and McLendon. Is there a connection? - Mervyn
  7. Pam, I was trying to keep this very basic with my original questions. Based upon the fact that the bubble top was not bullet proof, have any tests been carried out on that bubble top to show what would happen to it if a bullet was fired at it from any direction and knowing that the distance from the gun (or guns) that fired the bullet (or bullets) had to be at least a minimum distance from the target. The minimum distance being any distance encompassing any location suspected of being involved with the shots being fired? Mervyn
  8. Pam, then what answers have been provided in response to the action by the SS? What would have been the result if it had not been removed? Mervyn
  9. Hi Pam. I posed the question to discover what would have happened if the bubble top had not been removed. It seems that there was a possibility that it could have deflected the bullet. It would certainly have made a noise. Mervyn
  10. Michael, as usual you are twisting words. I asked two questions when I began this thread. That is all. If you are confused, and you appear to be either confused or trying to pick a fight with me over words, then forget my comments to others in reply, and only respond to my original questions. Mervyn
  11. Hi Evan. From what you and Pam have stated the bubble top would have placed an obstacle in the path of the killing bullet which may or may not have found the same target point. It would have created a noise factor that was not present due to the removal of the bubble top. Mervyn
  12. Michael, I began by asking two related questions. No conclusions. No speculation. I asked questions. Others added the "may or may not" part in reply. Therefore, based ONLY on my two questions that began this thread (nothing to do with as LHO guilty or not guilty), and the fact that JFK was killed by a bullet to the head in Dallas while sitting in his car, others said that maybe and maybe not that a bullet would have hit JFK in the manner that it did. What I added was that the added noise factor, while keeping in mind that an obstruction has now been placed in front of the shooter, would have alerted the driver that something untoward was occurring. So no speculation, and no assumption. Just questions asked by me and answered by others. The question is unrelated to LHO. Mervyn
  13. Hi Mike. You make a statement that LHO "did not do it". That is your opinion based upon no demonstrable evidence. It is a theory held by some. You could not take that into a court of law because an army of people would disagree with you. If you read what I wrote, you will see that I posed two questions. It was answered by others who stated that bullets may or may not have hit JFK. Mervyn
  14. Hi Evan. You hit the nail on the head. Without that bubble top removed, a bullet of the type that hit JFK in the head might have hit him, or it might not have hit him. But the sound of ricocheting bullets hitting the bubble top would have given the driver a chance to step on the gas and get out of harm's way. It seems to me that it was essential to remove the bubble top for a good chance of killing JFK. Mervyn
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