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Oswald: Lone Nut or Covert Jackal?

JFKCountercoup2: Oswald - Lone Nut or Covert Jackal?

“Whether or not there had been a conspiracy is not a matter of opinion, it is a matter of fact. Conspiracy under the law is a combination to do wrong…. In its simplest formulation, if the crime was beyond the capability of any one person, on that basis alone it was a conspiracy. The crime outlined by the Warren Commission was, by the Commission's own evidence, impossible for any one person.” – Harold Weisberg


If Lee Harvey Oswald really did assassinate the President alone, and without any assistance, as he stands charged, then how come those who make this allegation also claim that he was a no-good, wife beating loser who couldn't hold a job, rather than the really good, successful assassin he must have been? According to those who claim he was a lone-nut, he couldn’t do anything successful in his life except the impossible – kill the president alone, without any assistance.

Was he really a deranged lone nut case, or was he really a covert jackal, like the professional assassin in the book and film Day of the Jackal?

From a military family whose brothers served in the US Marine corps, Coast Guard and Air Force, Lee Harvey Oswald was a Civil Air Patrol cadet, US marine trained in radar and communications stationed at a high security U2 base who defected to the Soviet Union and returned home to Texas with a Russian wife and daughter. Oswald used aliases, codes and pay telephones, kept an apartment separate from his family and traveled extensively using pubic transportation. Although he expressed Marxist ideals, supported Castro and was a member of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, he associated with conservative White Russians and oil men in Dallas, worked at a graphics firm that placed captions and markers on U2 photos of Russia and Cuba, and was affiliated with right wing intelligence operatives in New Orleans. He is accused of taking a pot shot at General Walker, was convicted in court of engaging in a public disturbance with anti-Castro Cuban DRE operatives in New Orleans and was monitored by the CIA when he visited the Cuban and Soviet embassies in Mexico City. He was extensively and intentionally impersonated on numerous occasions and denied shooting anyone on November 22, 1963, claiming he was framed as a patsy for crimes he didn’t commit.

No one before the assassination considered him a mental case, especially those who knew him well, even Mrs. Paine, who never would have allowed him to stay at her home if she suspected he was crazy or violent. Rather, Oswald fits the personality profile of a covert intelligence operative – as do others of a similar background – Frank Sturgis, Gerry Patrick Hemming and Robert Hardy, to name three.


If Oswald was the lone assassin of the president, he would have had to accomplish a number of things that he was incapable of doing himself, and would have needed assistance to accomplish them. If these things were done unintentionally and coincidently, he was very lucky indeed, but as David Atlee Phillips once said, “The intelligence profession does not condition one to accept coincidence as an explanation for events.”


Things Oswald must have done if he was the assassin for which there is no evidence, records or witness.

1) Obtain the rifle and pistol from the Post Office, where someone must have handed him the packages containing the rifle and pistol over the counter and created some receipt, but there is no witness and no receipt.

2) Obtain the ammo and clip for the rifle and bullets for the pistol, for which there is no known source. Since such bullets can only be purchased in boxes, it was never determined what became of the rest of the bullets from their batch, or where they came from..

3) Physically move the rifle from Dallas to New Orleans in April and back again in September in Mrs. Paine's station wagon and storing it in her garage without her or her husband knowing it. He had to do these things without even being present at the scene so that is pretty amazing.

3) Practice with the rifle, to ensure that it works, and align the scope so it was in proper order.

4) Disassemble the rifle at the Paines’ garage and then reassemble the rifle at the TSBD and align the scope.

5) Obtain the brown paper wrapping paper that was said to have concealed the rifle when brought it to the TSBD, and bring the rifle into the building without anyone seeing it, despite witnesses who saw him enter the building with nothing in his hands.

6) Hide the assembled rifle somewhere in the TSBD for the hours before the assassination

7) Arrange the wall of boxes that set up the Sniper's Lair in the Sixth Floor window.

8) Get from the First Floor of the TSBD where he was last seen by more than one person shortly after noon to the Sixth Floor at 12;30 without anyone seeing him.

9) Shoot at least three shots from the rifle from the Sixth Floor Window in the allotted time, on target.

10) Move boxes in the window, as photos and witness testimony indicate, hide the rifle elsewhere on the Sixth Floor and descend the steps to the Second Floor in less than two minutes without being seen by Jack Dougherty, who was standing by the elevators on the fifth floor, or two secretaries who descended the same steps from the Fourth Floor at the same time.

11) Leave the TSBD from the front door after the assassination without anyone seeing him or being recorded on any of the cameras or TV films being taken.

12) Change his shirt (did he change his shirt?) and pick up his pistol from his room.

13) Get from the bus stop at the corner outside his rooming house to 10th and Patton without anyone seeing him on the street.

14) Other, a, b, c.

Things Oswald had to have other people do for him to accomplish the assassination alone.

1)Arrange for his name to be taken off the Security Watch Index, as it was by an FBI agent.

2)Arrange for the Secret Service agents to be taken off the back fender of the car, as they were (reportedly at JFK’s instructions).

3)Arrange for the motorcade to ride past his building during lunch hour, otherwise everyone would have been at work, including those laying new floor on the Sixth Floor.

4)Other, x, y, z

Let me know if you have any other items to list in either category.

- BK

Edited by William Kelly
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If the scope was ever properly aligned, he would have had to misalign it again after the assassination, before the rifle was found.

And somehow arrange for Weitzman to identify a Mauser.

And get the backyard pics to the FBI before the Dallas PD found them at Ruth Paine's.

And arrange for someone to wipe all traces of blood & human tissue off CE399. (Not to mention the chain of custody)

And organise JM Poe's initials to be removed from the cartridge cases.

And he had to get someone to patch the lateral skull x-ray after the autopsy (per Mantik).

Did I mention getting back into the US after defecting to Russia?

And Oswald had to somehow convince ALL of the Secret Service agents to either not react or to react slowly. (Including Greer)

And talk Connally into his delayed reaction to his injuries.

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There are so many things about the trip from the U.S to Russia where did the money come from? How he got from London to Helsinki. We know that there was no commercial flights during the time for Oswald to get there.

That leaves a military flight a private flight, or a clandestine? flight? if it was a private flight how did Oswald pay for this?

If it was a private flight . There still could be records that show every flight that landed in Helsinki the or England for leaving.

I have no idea about a military flight where would a person look for records like that?

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