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Bill Simpich

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  1. Yuri Moskalev was believed by the CIA to be the probable "mystery man" that Win Scott ID'd on 11/22/63 as Lee Harvey Oswald.
  2. I saw this thread - just wanted to add the comment that Moskalev is described as "a dark blond" - also here, which adds the enticing detail that Moskalev's wife was Vera Nikolayevna - the same patronym as Marina Oswald - is there some spycraft going on here?
  3. i believe he lived in Marin County - I will ask Gary Aguilar. any other ideas?
  4. I remember researching Tyree many years ago, and I shouldn't be taken as an expert, I just found it not well documented.
  5. My mistake - Marguerite was in Fort Worth, not Irving. If anything, I think it's more likely that they were unwittingly moved to Irving as the ideal people to move into the Oswald orbit, as he was motivated by all things Russian - and so was Ruth. The Paines moved to 2515 W. 5th in Irving in the second weekend of September (not October, as stated above) and went on to buy the house there. Marguerite was living at 3124 W. 5th. in Fort Worth, several miles away. By October, she was living elsewhere in Fort Worth. It's a weird coincidence they lived on the same named street
  6. I believe I have found the origin document to this story - it is 124-10130-10284 (unredacted version). Also see Commission Document 212 (redacted version). It is a 12/17/63 memo by SA John Wineberg, stating that a confidential informant informed his partner William Betts that an Edward Cronk allegedly said that LHO and his wife got in touch with Ruth through the pen pal program of the Young Friends Movement. Specifically, it states that "on December 16, 1963, PH T-1 (whose name is redacted) advised SA William S. Betts, Edward Cronk, Executive Secretary of the Young Friends Movement
  7. why are officers looking at that wallet? (though I do not know where you get "10-20 minutes" time looking.) Officers are looking at that wallet because it was "found" by someone. Who gave it to Owens? I still think Croy planted it - Owens was his chief. Why are Barrett and Jez backing up Croy's story? Why are all three of them making it up, IMHO? I think to cover up a blunder - other people at the Tippit crime scene may remember that there was an unexplained wallet there, and this is being played out to convince them there is an explanation and there is no need to go pu
  8. Greg, On what basis are you asking me this question about "holding on to the story" of the Oswald wallet? I wrote it in the first two sentences of my post: "There were two similar-looking wallets. Both wallets have a leather flap that snaps over the photo section, with a metal band fixed to its leading edge. (Dale Myers, With Malice, p. 298) Both wallets also have a zipper over the cash compartment." That is not an accident. I also added that I believe Kenneth Croy may have brought the first wallet with him to the scene, and pretended that he was g
  9. After years of studying Tippit, I concluded a few years ago that there were two similar-looking wallets. Both wallets have a leather flap that snaps over the photo section, with a metal band fixed to its leading edge. (Dale Myers, With Malice, p. 298) Both wallets also have a zipper over the cash compartment. One wallet was "found" on the scene by Kenneth Croy, the first officer on the scene, who received it upon arrival from an alleged "unknown witness". I think Croy brought it with him. He handed it to his chief Bud Owens, who showed it to ID section chief George Doughty and
  10. I used Doug Thompson's fascinating article as part of the new epilogue to my revised series of essays The Twelve Who Built the Oswald Legend - let me know what you think. Connally didn't believe Oswald was the shooter Doug Thompson, the webmaster at Capitol Hill Blue, had dinner with John Connally in 1982. Connally told him "you know I was one of the ones who advised Kennedy to stay away from Texas. Lyndon was being a real asshole about the whole thing and insisted." Thompson asked Connally if he thought Oswald was the shooter. "Absolutely not. I do not, for one second, believe the
  11. I have reported on the Gannaway relationship with convicted wiretapper Robert Denson in 1963, reprinted below. Denson, head of the Tri-State Private Detective Agency, was hired to work on Jack Ruby's trial defense. Denson was working on protesters appearing with placards supporting Ruby. This late 1964 FBI memo by Robert Barrett indicates that the Gannaway-Denson relationship was being monitored by none other than Criminal Intelligence detective Don Stringfellow (identified as DL T-23) Stringfellow is infamous for passing a phony report to the military during the afternoon
  12. On Guillermo Ruiz and Antonio Garcia Lara as witnesses who saw the Oswald character as being the actual "LHO" - see Escalante's JFK: The Cuba Files, pp. 130-132. On the other hand, I have to say... As someone who does cautiously use Escalante as a source - because of his stature within Cuban intelligence, his willingness to write books on the subject and engage with researchers - and because he was shut down by the Cuban government, indicating that after a long period of openness a period of silence was necessary - I find it very troubling that all of us don't vet his work more seri
  13. After a number of years, I finally got this epilogue written wrapping up the Oswald Legend series. The great thing about it for me is that I learned new things writing the revision - the biggest one may have been about Oswald's push to obtain his GI benefits and how that affected everything. The process really drove home to me how much disinformation was embedded in this case before 11/22 - immediately afterwards, and in the following months and years. All comments welcomed. https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/Essay_-_Oswald_Legend_Epilogue.html
  14. Hi David, Thanks for reaching out to me personally telling me that you wrote this response. I am only occasionally on this site and I don't know the traffic patterns or when I have been asked a question directly. I should begin by saying it would really really help David if you offered a RIF number whenever you post an excerpt. I have to learn what you do - it's very helpful - but it becomes a serious problem when the person who receives it can't review it in context. Let me check to see if my understanding is right on your position... On my point about evaluating Escalan
  15. Oswald typed a letter to the CIA-friendly International Rescue Committee (IRC) in 1962 -- and the Committee commented that Oswald's letter matched the typeface of a related letter from the State Department!)
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