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Most of the relevant information is in this article by Bill Kelly.

http://www.acorn.net/jfkplace/09/fp.back_i...ue/quakers.html

I believe I have found someone who meets all the criteria.

This person earned a BA in philosophy and religion from Swarthmore in '59. ("Steven Kennan" was said to have been a graduate student from Philadelphia)

From '62 to '64 he worked as an Escort Interpreter for the State Dept. (this work potentially could place him in MC in '62 and '63 - Alcaraz claimed "Kennan" had been in MC both of those years).

Kennan was said to have been "radical". (This person donates money to "causes" supported by the ACLU)

"Kennan" was possibly/probably LICOZY 3. (This person's later career includes work which has CIA writ large all over it)

Although I have only seen a recent photo of this person, his appearence is not inconsistent with the discription given by Alcaraz. Same goes for this person's name.

Problem is I have no way of proving (or, for that matter, disproving) this person is "Kennan".

Has anyone else done any work on "Kennan"?

Thoughts, additional info (beyond what is in BK's piece) welcome.

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I checked the index of Anthony Summers' great book, Not In Your Lifetime and there is an end note concerning Steve Kennan on page 441.

Note 92:

In 1994, in Mexico City, the author [Anthony Summers] interviewed Homobono Alcaraz Aragon, a lawyer. His name featured in reports indicating that he claimed he had met Oswald in Mexico City before the assassination.

In the 1994 interview, Alcaraz said he had encountered Oswald at Sanborn’s restaurant, in the company of two or three other American students – all Quakers, like Alcaraz himself. The talk centered on efforts to get into Cuba, and Alcaraz said “Oswald” eventually left with one of the Americans – whom Alcaraz recalls as being named either Steve Keenan (or Kennan) from Philadelphia.*

As Alcaraz recalled it, Steve Kennan drove Oswald on his motorcycle to go to the Cuban consulate. Alcaraz seemed sincere, and abhorred publicity. He named a friend, Hector Gastelo (now a farmer in Sonora State) as probably having been present during the encounter with Oswald.

Interview with Alcaraz, 1993; CE 2121; and multiple FBI reports – Available at the Assassination Archive and Research Center, Washington DC and Mary Ferrell website.

[*As Not in Your Lifetime went to press, the author became aware of information that the CIA ran an agent in Mexico, code-named LICOZY-3, who was a student from Philadelphia. – Phillip Agee, op. cit,. p. 530]

Associated Forum topic:

Was Lee Oswald in Montreal in 1963?

Warren Commission documents + Oswald 201 File, Vol 24 Part 2

Zach

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I checked the index of Anthony Summers' great book, Not In Your Lifetime and there is an end note concerning Steve Kennan on page 441.

Note 92:

In 1994, in Mexico City, the author [Anthony Summers] interviewed Homobono Alcaraz Aragon, a lawyer. His name featured in reports indicating that he claimed he had met Oswald in Mexico City before the assassination.

In the 1994 interview, Alcaraz said he had encountered Oswald at Sanborn’s restaurant, in the company of two or three other American students – all Quakers, like Alcaraz himself. The talk centered on efforts to get into Cuba, and Alcaraz said “Oswald” eventually left with one of the Americans – whom Alcaraz recalls as being named either Steve Keenan (or Kennan) from Philadelphia.*

As Alcaraz recalled it, Steve Kennan drove Oswald on his motorcycle to go to the Cuban consulate. Alcaraz seemed sincere, and abhorred publicity. He named a friend, Hector Gastelo (now a farmer in Sonora State) as probably having been present during the encounter with Oswald.

Interview with Alcaraz, 1993; CE 2121; and multiple FBI reports – Available at the Assassination Archive and Research Center, Washington DC and Mary Ferrell website.

[*As Not in Your Lifetime went to press, the author became aware of information that the CIA ran an agent in Mexico, code-named LICOZY-3, who was a student from Philadelphia. – Phillip Agee, op. cit,. p. 530]

Associated Forum topic:

Was Lee Oswald in Montreal in 1963?

Warren Commission documents + Oswald 201 File, Vol 24 Part 2

Zach

Zach,

as it turns out, this was the wrong person. This chap is a Linguistics Prof. He was interviewed and did agree he'd been to MC - but only on a stopover on his way back to the US. He did look good for a while... but the real deal - with 100% certainty - has been found since...

It is an important piece of information in working this out, that Alcarez told the FBI he had met "Kennan" in both '62 and '63 and that he could not remember if his name was "Steve" or "Larry".

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Thanks Greg,

Here is an item from the Weisberg collection:

The Fourth Decade: The Casa De Los Amigos, by Jerry Rose (May, 1998)

The story begins on page 19. Here are the pages:

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Mary Ferrell entry:

A Record from Mary Ferrell's Database

Record: KENNAN, STEVE -----

Sources: WC Vol 24, p. 658; CE 2948; CD 422; CD 1084

Mary's Comments: In December 1963, Homobono ALCARAZ Aragon described Kennan as a young American in Mexico in 1962 and 1963 who was procommunist and might have known LHO. Kennan was seen several times in Sanborn's Restaurant next to American Embassy building in Mexico City.

Zach

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Zach,

The FBI interviewed a fellow named Von Peacock at the Casa (as the Rose article rightly states). But the person who should have been interviewed was a man named Ed Duckes. You won't find his name in the records anywhere... but he not only started up the Casa in MC; he was the president and go-to man on all quaker projects. And he was the president throughout '62 and '63 - and from what I can gather, well beyond that - despite what the FBI investigation "found".

The thing about Duckles was the he was an avowed anti-Communist.

That, and his ready access to foreigners, students, locals and whoever else, would have made him an ideal intelligence asset or more.

Von Peacock and whoever else it was they interviewed the second time, flat out lied when they said Alcarez was less than honest and that Kaffke (an FBI informant, for chrissakes) was the reliable one.

But we are getting too close to the heart of the conspiracy....

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Zach,

The FBI interviewed a fellow named Von Peacock at the Casa (as the Rose article rightly states). But the person who should have been interviewed was a man named Ed Duckes. You won't find his name in the records anywhere... but he not only started up the Casa in MC; he was the president and go-to man on all quaker projects. And he was the president throughout '62 and '63 - and from what I can gather, well beyond that - despite what the FBI investigation "found".

The thing about Duckles was the he was an avowed anti-Communist.

That, and his ready access to foreigners, students, locals and whoever else, would have made him an ideal intelligence asset or more.

Von Peacock and whoever else it was they interviewed the second time, flat out lied when they said Alcarez was less than honest and that Kaffke (an FBI informant, for chrissakes) was the reliable one.

But we are getting too close to the heart of the conspiracy....

Yea Zach,

This area has been gone over pretty thoroughly and we have been remiss in not reporting or sharing it on line, mainly because it developed a number of new and promising witnesses, and we were hoping that if we could get Congressional Oversight hearings or a Federal Grand Jury we could have them testify and follow up on what we now know even further.

It's just that if we post the names and background info on these new witnesses, others will try to contact them and/or run interference though at some point in time we will come clean on everything we've developed.

BK

JFKCountercoup.blogspot.com

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I thought I would try to see if I could find something on the persons referenced, and while I didn't have any luck, what I did find has some implications, if one is capable of reading between the lines so to speak......I hate to transcribe articles, unless I cannot upload the actual documents, the document I posted on the Victoria Adams/Barry Ernst thread was an exception, because I only have the actual document, and It is difficult to go out and copy documents to a disc and upload them...At any rate there are four

articles, which will delineate various connections between the American Friends Service Committee in Dallas/Mexico and even the Tennessee Valley Authority [see Arthur Morgan], three of the articles are very old, the last and perhaps the most interesting one is the last one, October 25, 1959..... In case I have trouble uploading these documents, I will include the title and dates and sources of the articles.

October 23, 1939

Dallas Morning News

Deposed TVA Head Now Aids Refugee Cause

Arthur E Morgan....Dr. Morgan's intimates here had no information...former President of Antioch College

June 7, 1948

Dallas Morning News page 3;

Talks on Alternatives to War Planned by Seven Professors;

June 5, 1950

(AP) Quakers Schedule Institute in Dallas;

October 25, 1959 page 3;

Dallas Morning News

[Mary K.] Craig Class Announces Speakers for Season;

Robert: Its not often you find Arthur Ford [Psychic Phenomena] and Dr. Tom Dooley mentioned

in the same article.....

Edited by Robert Howard

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I thought I would try to see if I could find something on the persons referenced, and while I didn't have any luck, what I did find has some implications, if one is capable of reading between the lines so to speak......I hate to transcribe articles, unless I cannot upload the actual documents, the document I posted on the Victoria Adams/Barry Ernst thread was an exception, because I only have the actual document, and It is difficult to go out and copy documents to a disc and upload them...At any rate there are four

articles, which will delineate various connections between the American Friends Service Committee in Dallas/Mexico and even the Tennessee Valley Authority [see Arthur Morgan], three of the articles are very old, the last and perhaps the most interesting one is the last one, October 25, 1959..... In case I have trouble uploading these documents, I will include the title and dates and sources of the articles.

October 23, 1939

Dallas Morning News

Deposed TVA Head Now Aids Refugee Cause

Arthur E Morgan....Dr. Morgan's intimates here had no information...former President of Antioch College

June 7, 1948

Dallas Morning News page 3;

Talks on Alternatives to War Planned by Seven Professors;

June 5, 1950

(AP) Quakers Schedule Institute in Dallas;

October 25, 1959 page 3;

Dallas Morning News

[Mary K.] Craig Class Announces Speakers for Season;

Robert: Its not often you find Arthur Ford [Psychic Phenomena] and Dr. Tom Dooley mentioned

in the same article.....

One other item, regarding Robert Kaffke and a guy named William Ray Dobkins were listed in some other documents, one alongside

LHO referenced MHCHAOS see....More to the point, I concur with Greg that the reliability of said informants as perceived by the

FBI is definitely backasswards......

More here......In all posts on this thread, including previous ones, careful attention should be paid to physical descriptions...

My impressions of the reliabilty of allegations by Dobkins and Kaffke in the letter to Marguerite Oswald are definitely very curious,

whether they are accurate is another story.....

WILLIAM R. DOBKINS CLAIM TO HAVE TRAVELED TO MEXICO TO ARRANGE DEFECTI

Found in: Oswald 201 File, Vol 54

relates to the uncompromising attitude of President Johnson. It is felt that Dobkins may have authored this letter Mrs Marguerite Oswald mother of Lee Harvey Oswald knows Dobkins....

Subject has claimed that he traveled to Mexico City following his discharge from the U.S.M.C. in order to arrange a defection to Russia

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=53417&relPageId=3

1993.07.12.17:11:22:560390

DISPATCH ON KAFFKE, DOBKINS, OSWALD

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=59346&relPageId=2

Photo of Dobkins.....One document claims [Nathan Ferris] that not only was Dobkins mentally unstable,

but that all members of his family were mentally unstable...., Dobkins was ostensibly from Texas.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=98738&relPageId=4

Enjoy Reading

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Greg, Bill, and Robert:

Thank you for all the tremendous information - it is greatly appreciated!

I agree with Greg's sentiment that this is the heart of the conspiracy.

Here are a couple other tidbits worth noting here:

Mexico Casa de los Amigos

Report of the Jubilee Celebration: October 27-29, 2006

Now over fifty years ago, Ed Duckles drove around Mexico City in his banged-up truck, called “Nunca Tomo”, with a copy of the Excelsior classifieds in the backseat, the notice circled for Ignacio Mariscal #132. Buying the house was a bold move for the visionary Friends who wanted to create “a meeting place to strengthen and affirm the bonds of true sisterhood and brotherhood.” This October, friends of the Casa de los Amigos traveled from near and far to celebrate a half-century of Quaker service, community, and peacemaking in Mexico. The anniversary was the Casa’s fiftieth year as a recognized civil association, a “Jubilee” watermark and a time for sharing memories, forgiveness, and renewal.

Members of the Casa’s reconstituted Asamblea (board) opened the Jubilee, new executive director Bridget Moix unveiled the Casa’s future program directions, and Casa co-founder Jean Duckles unveiled the new bronze plaque on the front of the Casa reading: “Centro de Paz y Entendimiento Internacional” (Center for Peace and International Understanding). More than 45 people gathered for Meeting for Worship with the Mexican Friends Monthly Meeting on Sunday, filling the small meeting room, and an Open House that followed provided a time for relaxing and cracking open birthday piñatas for the Casa.

Gracias.

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Casa de los Amigos official website

Mary Ferrell documents: Originally posted by Robert Howard

Warren Commission Documents: Oswald Dossier

Oswald 201 File, Vol 24

Associated Forum Topic:

The Big Con At Dealey Plaza

Zach

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Greg, Bill, and Robert:

Thank you for all the tremendous information - it is greatly appreciated!

I agree with Greg's sentiment that this is the heart of the conspiracy.

Here are a couple other tidbits worth noting here:

Mexico Casa de los Amigos

Report of the Jubilee Celebration: October 27-29, 2006

Now over fifty years ago, Ed Duckles drove around Mexico City in his banged-up truck, called "Nunca Tomo", with a copy of the Excelsior classifieds in the backseat, the notice circled for Ignacio Mariscal #132. Buying the house was a bold move for the visionary Friends who wanted to create "a meeting place to strengthen and affirm the bonds of true sisterhood and brotherhood." This October, friends of the Casa de los Amigos traveled from near and far to celebrate a half-century of Quaker service, community, and peacemaking in Mexico. The anniversary was the Casa's fiftieth year as a recognized civil association, a "Jubilee" watermark and a time for sharing memories, forgiveness, and renewal.

Members of the Casa's reconstituted Asamblea (board) opened the Jubilee, new executive director Bridget Moix unveiled the Casa's future program directions, and Casa co-founder Jean Duckles unveiled the new bronze plaque on the front of the Casa reading: "Centro de Paz y Entendimiento Internacional" (Center for Peace and International Understanding). More than 45 people gathered for Meeting for Worship with the Mexican Friends Monthly Meeting on Sunday, filling the small meeting room, and an Open House that followed provided a time for relaxing and cracking open birthday piñatas for the Casa.

Gracias.

plaq2t.jpg

Casa de los Amigos official website

Mary Ferrell documents: Originally posted by Robert Howard

Warren Commission Documents: Oswald Dossier

Oswald 201 File, Vol 24

Associated Forum Topic:

The Big Con At Dealey Plaza

Zach

More spooky connections at the Casa...

http://reopenkennedycase.forumotion.net/t60-why-the-casa-de-los-amigos-needs-closer-scrutiny

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I thought I would try to see if I could find something on the persons referenced, and while I didn't have any luck, what I did find has some implications, if one is capable of reading between the lines so to speak......I hate to transcribe articles, unless I cannot upload the actual documents, the document I posted on the Victoria Adams/Barry Ernst thread was an exception, because I only have the actual document, and It is difficult to go out and copy documents to a disc and upload them...At any rate there are four

articles, which will delineate various connections between the American Friends Service Committee in Dallas/Mexico and even the Tennessee Valley Authority [see Arthur Morgan], three of the articles are very old, the last and perhaps the most interesting one is the last one, October 25, 1959..... In case I have trouble uploading these documents, I will include the title and dates and sources of the articles.

October 23, 1939

Dallas Morning News

Deposed TVA Head Now Aids Refugee Cause

Arthur E Morgan....Dr. Morgan's intimates here had no information...former President of Antioch College

June 7, 1948

Dallas Morning News page 3;

Talks on Alternatives to War Planned by Seven Professors;

June 5, 1950

(AP) Quakers Schedule Institute in Dallas;

October 25, 1959 page 3;

Dallas Morning News

[Mary K.] Craig Class Announces Speakers for Season;

Robert: Its not often you find Arthur Ford [Psychic Phenomena] and Dr. Tom Dooley mentioned

in the same article.....

Thanks for those links Robert,

Note that Morgan was pres of Antioch College, where Ruth Paine went to school and where her brother still lives today, and where there was an Oswald siting.

The explosion of Casen's boat reminded me of the scene in Parallax View.

BK

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The Man on the Motorcycle in Mexico City

George Michael Evica in his A Certain Arrogance (p. 247 inXlibris; p. 300 in Trinday, 2006) chapter eight episode The "Oswald" in MexicoQuaker Connection writes:

Though it was highly unlikely Lee Harvey Oswald actuallyvisited Mexico City and the Soviet and Cuban embassies there prior to theassassination, someone certainly did show up in Mexico who represented himselfas Oswald and who displayed convincing identity documents For the FBI and CIA,this series of events conjured up unpleasant possibilities of a Soviet KGB orcommunist Cuban involvement with Oswald. Real or fake, an Oswald in Mexico City who had contacted Soviet or Cuban intelligencewas ominous.

For the FBI, a Quaker/intelligence connection to Oswald witha Mexico City locale was one moreunwanted complication, primarily because of Ruth Paine and her closeness to theOswald family.

The locus of that Quaker complication was the Friends House,the Casa del Los Amigos, in Mexico City.In September, 1963, Homobono Amo Alcaraz, himself a Quaker, had reportedly metan "Oswald" in the company of several Quakers at Sanborn's Restaurant located(according to researcher Mary Ferrell) next to the American Embassy in Mexico City. All of the Quakers were either staying at thecas del Los Amigos or were connected to it. Alcaraz asserted that "Oswald,"riding on the back of the motorbike of an unidentified U.S.citizen, had left the restaurant for a trip to the Cuban Embassy, ostensibly inan attempt to get "Oswald" (or both of them) a Cuban visa.

Interviewed by the FBI, Von Peacock, the Acting Director ofthe Quaker's Cassa del Los Amigos, suggested the motor biking American couldhave been Robert Kaffke, a San Francisco Quaker who, along with fifty-seven otherstudents, visited Cuba illegally in the summer of 1963; but the Kaffke storysounded too much like a botched attempt to implicate "Oswald" in aCuban-sponsored murder of JFK.

This "Oswald" had left the Quaker House before Kaffke registered: Kaffke reportedthat Casa residents "were still talking about Oswald's visit." He also statedthat "Oswald" was in possession of a sizeable amount of money and the Casaresidents "were really scared when the name Oswald [was] mentioned", the latterpresumably after November 22, 1963.

Beyond the confused calendar, what made the Kaffkerevelations suspicious was his intelligence link: he was an undercoverinformant for the FBI's San Franciscooffice. Helpfully, the FBI reported it did not believe Kaffke was the motorbikecompanion of "Oswald."

Ms. Barrie Milliman, a Berkeleyundergraduate, visited Homobono Amo Alcaraz in Mexico Cityand heard about Oswald's alleged Quaker connection there. Milliman thenreportedly told another student, Judith Gordon, and on January 15, 1964, Gordon notified the FBIoffice in San Francisco: likeRobert Kaffke of San Francisco,Gordon was also an undercover Bureau informant.

The Quaker Good Samaritan who wanted to go to Cubawith "Oswald" was later reportedly identified as Steve (or Larry) Kennan.Homobono Alcarz, interviewed in 1994 by researcher/writer Tony Summers, statedthat the Quaker on a motorbike in Mexico Citywas from Philadelphia: he wasindeed, Steve/Larry Kennan, and Kennan was most probably "LICOZY-3," a double(if not triple) agent run by the CIAoperating in Mexico City. Kennanwas a Quaker from Philadelphia"recruited [earlier] by the Soviets while a student in Mexico City….[who then] reported [his] …recruitment [to the CIA]and [afterward] worked for the [Agency's] Mexico Citystation." And when he returned to the United States, double-agent Kennan became, ofcourse, an undercover informant.

The Oswald-among-the-Quakers in Mexico City story was obviously rich with CIA/FBIramifications, not the least of which was the Philadelphia/Quaker identity ofthe motor biking friend of "Oswald."

Ruth Paine's influential in-laws, Ruth Forbes Paine Youngand Arthur Young, were powerful Quakers in the Philadelphiaarea. Philadelphia was theinternational center of the Quakers; the Americans Friends Service Committee(AFSC) was headquartered in Philadelphiaand was responsible for that same Casa De Los Amigos, the Mexico City Friends'hostel/camp for U.S.students. Like its Unitarian (USC)counterpart, the Quakers' service operation had cooperated with U.S.intelligence through two wars and after.

Almost all of GME's footnotes to this section refer to myarticle http://www.acorn.net...ue/quakers.html - Reposted here: JFKcountercoup: Philly Quakers - With Oswald in Mexico City

The info on LICOZY-3 comes from Phil Agee.

First off, while he could be Agee's LICOZY-3 – thedouble-agent was not recruited by Cubans in Mexico City,as GME says, but rather in New York Cityat the UN, and he came under FBI jurisdiction first, and then CIAwhen he went to Mexico City.

I think the late GME would agree with me if I had theopportunity to tell him what I know, but the research into this aspect of theassassination could be a case study in itself, especially how we came to find"Steve Kennan" - the "man on the motorcycle in Mexico City."

Around the time Greg Parker started this thread – I hadposted a challenge to other researchers that locating "Steve Kennan" – the manon the motorcycle, should have been easy for any researcher worth his salt,since we had so much information about him – he was from Philadelphia, he was aQuaker, he was a college student, his name was Steve Kennan and rode amotorcycle.

Greg Parker, Stu Wexler and Larry Hancock all participatedin the hunt, and we together and separately scoured the Quaker organizationsand colleges in Philadelphia searching for a Steve Kennan, to no avail.

Greg twice thought he came up with a likely suspect – EdwardL. Kennan, a linguist who had studied at the University of Penn in Philadelphia,and had been in Mexico,but when I talked with him on the phone he denied being in Mexico City or ever "driving" a motorcycle. Then Greg cameupon another Edward L. Kennan, this one who happened to know Oswald from beingpresent in the embassy room where Oswald handed over his passport and announcedhis defection. Affiliated with Harvard, this ELKwas the director of Harvard's Dumbarton Oaks research center in Washington.

Then we got a luckly break when the web master of the site who posted my article on the Quakers in Mexico City emailed me to say a women from Germanywanted to contact me about the man on the motorcycle in Mexico City.

Continued here: JFKcountercoup: The Man on the Motorcycle in Mexico City

Edited by William Kelly

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The Man on the Motorcycle in Mexico City

George Michael Evica in his A Certain Arrogance (p. 247 inXlibris; p. 300 in Trinday, 2006) chapter eight episode The "Oswald" in MexicoQuaker Connection writes:

Though it was highly unlikely Lee Harvey Oswald actuallyvisited Mexico City and the Soviet and Cuban embassies there prior to theassassination, someone certainly did show up in Mexico who represented himselfas Oswald and who displayed convincing identity documents For the FBI and CIA,this series of events conjured up unpleasant possibilities of a Soviet KGB orcommunist Cuban involvement with Oswald. Real or fake, an Oswald in Mexico City who had contacted Soviet or Cuban intelligencewas ominous.

For the FBI, a Quaker/intelligence connection to Oswald witha Mexico City locale was one moreunwanted complication, primarily because of Ruth Paine and her closeness to theOswald family.

The locus of that Quaker complication was the Friends House,the Casa del Los Amigos, in Mexico City.In September, 1963, Homobono Amo Alcaraz, himself a Quaker, had reportedly metan "Oswald" in the company of several Quakers at Sanborn's Restaurant located(according to researcher Mary Ferrell) next to the American Embassy in Mexico City. All of the Quakers were either staying at thecas del Los Amigos or were connected to it. Alcaraz asserted that "Oswald,"riding on the back of the motorbike of an unidentified U.S.citizen, had left the restaurant for a trip to the Cuban Embassy, ostensibly inan attempt to get "Oswald" (or both of them) a Cuban visa.

Interviewed by the FBI, Von Peacock, the Acting Director ofthe Quaker's Cassa del Los Amigos, suggested the motor biking American couldhave been Robert Kaffke, a San Francisco Quaker who, along with fifty-seven otherstudents, visited Cuba illegally in the summer of 1963; but the Kaffke storysounded too much like a botched attempt to implicate "Oswald" in aCuban-sponsored murder of JFK.

This "Oswald" had left the Quaker House before Kaffke registered: Kaffke reportedthat Casa residents "were still talking about Oswald's visit." He also statedthat "Oswald" was in possession of a sizeable amount of money and the Casaresidents "were really scared when the name Oswald [was] mentioned", the latterpresumably after November 22, 1963.

Beyond the confused calendar, what made the Kaffkerevelations suspicious was his intelligence link: he was an undercoverinformant for the FBI's San Franciscooffice. Helpfully, the FBI reported it did not believe Kaffke was the motorbikecompanion of "Oswald."

Ms. Barrie Milliman, a Berkeleyundergraduate, visited Homobono Amo Alcaraz in Mexico Cityand heard about Oswald's alleged Quaker connection there. Milliman thenreportedly told another student, Judith Gordon, and on January 15, 1964, Gordon notified the FBIoffice in San Francisco: likeRobert Kaffke of San Francisco,Gordon was also an undercover Bureau informant.

The Quaker Good Samaritan who wanted to go to Cubawith "Oswald" was later reportedly identified as Steve (or Larry) Kennan.Homobono Alcarz, interviewed in 1994 by researcher/writer Tony Summers, statedthat the Quaker on a motorbike in Mexico Citywas from Philadelphia: he wasindeed, Steve/Larry Kennan, and Kennan was most probably "LICOZY-3," a double(if not triple) agent run by the CIAoperating in Mexico City. Kennanwas a Quaker from Philadelphia"recruited [earlier] by the Soviets while a student in Mexico City….[who then] reported [his] …recruitment [to the CIA]and [afterward] worked for the [Agency's] Mexico Citystation." And when he returned to the United States, double-agent Kennan became, ofcourse, an undercover informant.

The Oswald-among-the-Quakers in Mexico City story was obviously rich with CIA/FBIramifications, not the least of which was the Philadelphia/Quaker identity ofthe motor biking friend of "Oswald."

Ruth Paine's influential in-laws, Ruth Forbes Paine Youngand Arthur Young, were powerful Quakers in the Philadelphiaarea. Philadelphia was theinternational center of the Quakers; the Americans Friends Service Committee(AFSC) was headquartered in Philadelphiaand was responsible for that same Casa De Los Amigos, the Mexico City Friends'hostel/camp for U.S.students. Like its Unitarian (USC)counterpart, the Quakers' service operation had cooperated with U.S.intelligence through two wars and after.

Almost all of GME's footnotes to this section refer to myarticle http://www.acorn.net...ue/quakers.html - Reposted here: JFKcountercoup: Philly Quakers - With Oswald in Mexico City

The info on LICOZY-3 comes from Phil Agee.

First off, while he could be Agee's LICOZY-3 – thedouble-agent was not recruited by Cubans in Mexico City,as GME says, but rather in New York Cityat the UN, and he came under FBI jurisdiction first, and then CIAwhen he went to Mexico City.

I think the late GME would agree with me if I had theopportunity to tell him what I know, but the research into this aspect of theassassination could be a case study in itself, especially how we came to find"Steve Kennan" - the "man on the motorcycle in Mexico City."

Around the time Greg Parker started this thread – I hadposted a challenge to other researchers that locating "Steve Kennan" – the manon the motorcycle, should have been easy for any researcher worth his salt,since we had so much information about him – he was from Philadelphia, he was aQuaker, he was a college student, his name was Steve Kennan and rode amotorcycle.

Greg Parker, Stu Wexler and Larry Hancock all participatedin the hunt, and we together and separately scoured the Quaker organizationsand colleges in Philadelphia searching for a Steve Kennan, to no avail.

Greg twice thought he came up with a likely suspect – EdwardL. Kennan, a linguist who had studied at the University of Penn in Philadelphia,and had been in Mexico,but when I talked with him on the phone he denied being in Mexico City or ever "driving" a motorcycle. Then Greg cameupon another Edward L. Kennan, this one who happened to know Oswald from beingpresent in the embassy room where Oswald handed over his passport and announcedhis defection. Affiliated with Harvard, this ELKwas the director of Harvard's Dumbarton Oaks research center in Washington.

Then we got a luckly break when the web master of the site who posted my article on the Quakers in Mexico City emailed me to say a women from Germanywanted to contact me about the man on the motorcycle in Mexico City.

Continued here: JFKcountercoup: The Man on the Motorcycle in Mexico City

There are a few last things I would like to point out re Steve Kennan, the Casa Los Amigos and all of the above. A lot of the source information for this part of the more obscure parts of the "religious organizations" that are intertwined within the narrative come form CD 1084. Before I go into this I want to point out that as far as reality goes, Oswald himself stated, and as opposed to some statements he is "alleged" to have made, he did state the only time he was ever in Mexico was in Tijuana. That is the portion of the story I would like to jump into.

A later admitted fabrication story disseminated by Ylario Rojas Villanueva, which was not unlike the Gilberto Alvarado Ugarte allegations of seeing Oswald take money to kill

President Kennedy.....see below....

http://www.maryferre...0&relPageId=205

nonetheless, as some very credible researchers have pointed out, the Alvarado fabrication revealed, an important fact that Alvarado connected to Nicaraguan intelligence, so even from disinformation, important facts were gleaned.

I submit that in much the same manner, a similar dynamic exists with regards to the Rojas story; with an important addendum, in Rojas account Oswald had flown into Cozumel on two occasions once from Jamaica.....also in his account is the vagabond preacher "Albert Osborne," I know there is a lot of frustration about the seeming inability to "pin down" the whole John Howard Bowen, Albert Osborne John Ceasar Grossi miasma.

And I believe one of the reasons is lack of knowledge about who these persons were and who were they connected to......

In circa 1970, or 1971 John Ceasar Grossi was convicted of interstate transportation of a stole vehicle, he had multiple "also known as" aliases one which was Gillenwaters, it is even possible his conviction was made in this name, but he would be if you were to pick a label an organized crime figure, this is the person who worked with Oswald at Jaggar Chiles Stovall, the job where Oswald did photography re classified maps which included Cuba. Was there a car theft ring associated with the JFK assassination is a subject that has come up before, in that light Grossi may have had a connection, as I do believe indeed the answer to that question is yes. Furthermore, the mysterious Renault[s?] sighted both at the Embassy in Mexico and another one in the parking lot at the time of the Walker shooting [see Kirk Coleman] in reality, I believe was a lame attempt to "make it look like" a ersatz Communist plot killed JFK, an allegation that if it hasn't "died the death," yet perhaps never will.

Regarding the elderly Albert Osborne, I believe part of the problem is one of over-analysis, who he represented is less important than what he did....Does it really matter if he was a closet Nazi even in 1963, or a Minuteman or a whathaveyou.

Suffice to say that he was an integral part of the inner sanctum of the JFK assassination on one lever or another, I will, and I realize "ones opinions" are simply that J Edgar Hoover probably knew exactly who he was, and his role, and if he didn't he should have.....

Back to the Tijuana aspect of Oswald, one of the names dropped was "LEOPOLDO TORRES CORTES, a Mexican Air Force sergeant who is based at Cozumel airport."

It would be an accomplishment to probe and find out if there even was such a person, and if any facts that could be gleaned in the same manner that Alvarado Ugarte's somewhat hidden history obtained.....and it probably is worth mentioning, that one researcher, Noel Twyman, is on record as attesting that the use of aircraft in the JFK assassination in an important manner, is a area that has been under-researched. And if one thinks they are a better researcher, or know more about the dynamics of the JFK assassination, then one is in need of a serious reality check!

I do know that a somewhat forgotten area in all the Mexico area is Merida,

which is a definitive link to Gerry Patrick Hemming and consequently Dick Whatley, Hathcock etc......

Lastly, I did discover in all my diggings an interesting factoid about the US Embassy in Mexico.......Win Scott, E Howard Hunt

David Atlee Phillipps, Ann Goodpasture et cetera....

By 1964 the U S Embassy that was the scene of the melodrama's played out there, had been replaced by a new embassy that is probably the one that is there today, both of these Embassy's were designed and built with the heavy involvement of "Southwestern Architects and Engineers," a company that was at that time based in......Austin, Texas. I admit it is more or less minutae, but there is no such thing as too much knowledge about the subject at hand.....What underlies all of the Quaker, American Friend's Service Committee, connections is the fact that they lead back to Ruth Paine and Dallas.

Cheers

Edited by Robert Howard

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The Man on the Motorcycle in Mexico City

George Michael Evica in his A Certain Arrogance (p. 247 inXlibris; p. 300 in Trinday, 2006) chapter eight episode The "Oswald" in MexicoQuaker Connection writes:

Though it was highly unlikely Lee Harvey Oswald actuallyvisited Mexico City and the Soviet and Cuban embassies there prior to theassassination, someone certainly did show up in Mexico who represented himselfas Oswald and who displayed convincing identity documents For the FBI and CIA,this series of events conjured up unpleasant possibilities of a Soviet KGB orcommunist Cuban involvement with Oswald. Real or fake, an Oswald in Mexico City who had contacted Soviet or Cuban intelligencewas ominous.

For the FBI, a Quaker/intelligence connection to Oswald witha Mexico City locale was one moreunwanted complication, primarily because of Ruth Paine and her closeness to theOswald family.

The locus of that Quaker complication was the Friends House,the Casa del Los Amigos, in Mexico City.In September, 1963, Homobono Amo Alcaraz, himself a Quaker, had reportedly metan "Oswald" in the company of several Quakers at Sanborn's Restaurant located(according to researcher Mary Ferrell) next to the American Embassy in Mexico City. All of the Quakers were either staying at thecas del Los Amigos or were connected to it. Alcaraz asserted that "Oswald,"riding on the back of the motorbike of an unidentified U.S.citizen, had left the restaurant for a trip to the Cuban Embassy, ostensibly inan attempt to get "Oswald" (or both of them) a Cuban visa.

Interviewed by the FBI, Von Peacock, the Acting Director ofthe Quaker's Cassa del Los Amigos, suggested the motor biking American couldhave been Robert Kaffke, a San Francisco Quaker who, along with fifty-seven otherstudents, visited Cuba illegally in the summer of 1963; but the Kaffke storysounded too much like a botched attempt to implicate "Oswald" in aCuban-sponsored murder of JFK.

This "Oswald" had left the Quaker House before Kaffke registered: Kaffke reportedthat Casa residents "were still talking about Oswald's visit." He also statedthat "Oswald" was in possession of a sizeable amount of money and the Casaresidents "were really scared when the name Oswald [was] mentioned", the latterpresumably after November 22, 1963.

Beyond the confused calendar, what made the Kaffkerevelations suspicious was his intelligence link: he was an undercoverinformant for the FBI's San Franciscooffice. Helpfully, the FBI reported it did not believe Kaffke was the motorbikecompanion of "Oswald."

Ms. Barrie Milliman, a Berkeleyundergraduate, visited Homobono Amo Alcaraz in Mexico Cityand heard about Oswald's alleged Quaker connection there. Milliman thenreportedly told another student, Judith Gordon, and on January 15, 1964, Gordon notified the FBIoffice in San Francisco: likeRobert Kaffke of San Francisco,Gordon was also an undercover Bureau informant.

The Quaker Good Samaritan who wanted to go to Cubawith "Oswald" was later reportedly identified as Steve (or Larry) Kennan.Homobono Alcarz, interviewed in 1994 by researcher/writer Tony Summers, statedthat the Quaker on a motorbike in Mexico Citywas from Philadelphia: he wasindeed, Steve/Larry Kennan, and Kennan was most probably "LICOZY-3," a double(if not triple) agent run by the CIAoperating in Mexico City. Kennanwas a Quaker from Philadelphia"recruited [earlier] by the Soviets while a student in Mexico City….[who then] reported [his] …recruitment [to the CIA]and [afterward] worked for the [Agency's] Mexico Citystation." And when he returned to the United States, double-agent Kennan became, ofcourse, an undercover informant.

The Oswald-among-the-Quakers in Mexico City story was obviously rich with CIA/FBIramifications, not the least of which was the Philadelphia/Quaker identity ofthe motor biking friend of "Oswald."

Ruth Paine's influential in-laws, Ruth Forbes Paine Youngand Arthur Young, were powerful Quakers in the Philadelphiaarea. Philadelphia was theinternational center of the Quakers; the Americans Friends Service Committee(AFSC) was headquartered in Philadelphiaand was responsible for that same Casa De Los Amigos, the Mexico City Friends'hostel/camp for U.S.students. Like its Unitarian (USC)counterpart, the Quakers' service operation had cooperated with U.S.intelligence through two wars and after.

Almost all of GME's footnotes to this section refer to myarticle http://www.acorn.net...ue/quakers.html - Reposted here: JFKcountercoup: Philly Quakers - With Oswald in Mexico City

The info on LICOZY-3 comes from Phil Agee.

First off, while he could be Agee's LICOZY-3 – thedouble-agent was not recruited by Cubans in Mexico City,as GME says, but rather in New York Cityat the UN, and he came under FBI jurisdiction first, and then CIAwhen he went to Mexico City.

I think the late GME would agree with me if I had theopportunity to tell him what I know, but the research into this aspect of theassassination could be a case study in itself, especially how we came to find"Steve Kennan" - the "man on the motorcycle in Mexico City."

Around the time Greg Parker started this thread – I hadposted a challenge to other researchers that locating "Steve Kennan" – the manon the motorcycle, should have been easy for any researcher worth his salt,since we had so much information about him – he was from Philadelphia, he was aQuaker, he was a college student, his name was Steve Kennan and rode amotorcycle.

Greg Parker, Stu Wexler and Larry Hancock all participatedin the hunt, and we together and separately scoured the Quaker organizationsand colleges in Philadelphia searching for a Steve Kennan, to no avail.

Greg twice thought he came up with a likely suspect – EdwardL. Kennan, a linguist who had studied at the University of Penn in Philadelphia,and had been in Mexico,but when I talked with him on the phone he denied being in Mexico City or ever "driving" a motorcycle. Then Greg cameupon another Edward L. Kennan, this one who happened to know Oswald from beingpresent in the embassy room where Oswald handed over his passport and announcedhis defection. Affiliated with Harvard, this ELKwas the director of Harvard's Dumbarton Oaks research center in Washington.

Then we got a luckly break when the web master of the site who posted my article on the Quakers in Mexico City emailed me to say a women from Germanywanted to contact me about the man on the motorcycle in Mexico City.

Continued here: JFKcountercoup: The Man on the Motorcycle in Mexico City

Stu and I both found the same guy independent of each other - but whereas I found him and tossed out on various grounds, Stu was all over him - and to his credit, he was right.

The Keenan who was director of Dumbarton Oaks turned out to be significant as well... but on the Russian Front (so to speak).

I am becoming more and more interested in wider ramifications and motivations leading to where we are today.

But that is not to say I've lost interest in narrower questions.

On "Kennan", I have no doubt that the FBI could have found him if they'd wanted to.

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1993.07.12.17:11:22:560390

DISPATCH ON KAFFKE, DOBKINS, OSWALD

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Photo of Dobkins.....One document claims [Nathan Ferris] that not only was Dobkins mentally unstable,

but that all members of his family were mentally unstable...., Dobkins was ostensibly from Texas.

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Enjoy Reading

It seems there was a William Ray Dobkins born in 1937 in Upton County, Texas; father was Charles Martin Dobkins and mother was Nonis Lilleene Dobkins. Her mother was Rosetta McFarland (Mack) Reed, from whom she inherited the Reed Ranch.

Here is the obit for Nonis:

2 Jul 2006 - Monahans TX

Nonis L. Dobkins Rogers, 96, of Monahans, died June 1, 2006 at the Monahans Managed Care Center.

Services are scheduled for Monday, June 5, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Monahans Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Owen Sharp officiating. Services are under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services.

Mrs. Rogers was born May 24, 1910 in Grandfalls, Texas, to two pioneering families of this area. Her father was R. M. “Mac” Reed of Coyanoso, Texas and her mother was Blanche A. Brown of Grandfalls TX. Mrs.Rogers was co-owner of Howard’s Bakery for a number of years in Monahans TX.

She is survived by two sons, Charles M. Dobkins, Jr. and wife, Eyvon of Monahans, James Dobkins of Snyder, Texas, one granddaughter, Charlene Diez and husband Tommy of Monahans, two great-granddaughters, Renea Lange and husband Keith of Corpus Christi, Texas, Kawyn Diez of Monahans and one great-great grandson, Nathanel Diez of Monahans, one brother, Richard M. “Bud” Reed and wife, Odessa, of San Angelo, and one cousin, Jean Gilbert of Ruidoso, New Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie M. “Shorty” Dobkins, second husband, Ted M. Rogers, and two sons, William “Bill” Dobkins and Richard M. Dobkins.

It appears Dobkins was accusing Billy Sol Estes of Pecos County of taking over the Reed family's ranch in the letter to Marguerite Oswald.

William R. Dobkins filed to run as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate from Texas against John Tower, Republican, in 1972 but never paid his filing fee. He died in Los Angeles, CA in 1981.

Edited by Linda Minor

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