Bill Simpich Posted January 19, 2020 Share Posted January 19, 2020 I'm going to address two of the issues flagged in this thread. They belong in print someday - all the more reason to discuss it here. First, I agree that the transcripts of the September 28 and October 1 calls have weird phrasing and a stilted tone. I believe it is because the persons impersonating Oswald and Duran didn't really know what to say. The Oswald and Duran characters were fishing, they didn't really know what the Oswald character had said to Duran on the 27th or what the Oswald character had said to the Soviets on the 28th. It's also not impossible that the transcripts simply made up - although I don't know if anyone would make up conversations that were that "awkward". My analysis is in Chapter 5 of my book State Secret - but that's the gist of it. Secondly, the two photos posted by Matt Allison were part of a query made by the HSCA on 7/30/78, asking who these two men were, I refer to these as the "HSCA photos". These two men were Nikolai Leonov and Ernesto Lehfeld Miller. (I've posted about this previously on the "blond-haired Oswald" thread years ago.) I agree that the man in the HSCA photos to the left is Nikolai Leonov. This set of photos dated Oct 2 1963, at 12:05 pm, taken at the Soviet consulate minutes before the so-called Mystery Man, at numbers 6 and 7, shows the man listed as "LEON". Photo 7 is the full photo that Matt and David posted above. https://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=4490&relPageId=3 The man to the right in the HSCA photos is Ernesto Lehfeld Miller, an architect and a friend of the Duran family who used to borrow their car. Take a look at the CIA's photo strip of the Cuban embassy on Sept. 26. See Miller's photos shown in the fourth column, first two photos, marked "24" and "23"? The CIA's log of the Sept 26 photos for items 23 and 24 states that "man was sent (from the Cuban embassy to the Cuban) consulate". Sylvia Tirado Duran identified Miller as the man depicted as #26 and #27 in the aforementioned photo book 7549. Duran said that he was an architectural designer and friend of her architect husband - "Ernesto Lefel" (that would be Ernesto Lehfeld Miller) (#26 and #27). As I read elsewhere - I don't have it here - Miller used to borrow her husband's car. He may have been coming to borrow or return the keys. I have wondered about the timing of Miller's visit, and whether it was used in any way. It is not well-known that the Cuban diplomat Theresa Proenza - who was falsely set up by the CIA as a CIA agent - which got her thrown into prison as part of the CIA's AMROD operation to split the Castro regime) stated that she saw Oswald in the Embassy although he wanted a visa - she couldn't understand why he didn't go to the Consulate. As a hypothesis, MIller's visit may have been used as the basis for the FBI's third-hand claim that Oswald threatened to kill JFK - Castro had heard this story too, and couldn't understand why Oswald would have made this threat in the embassy, saying "Nobody comes to an embassy for a visa - they go to the Consulate." See http://vault.fbi.gov...rt-59-of-1/view (pp 58-59) The Cuban embassy was the very place MIller was photographed on Sept. 26 - Chapter 5 of my book discusses this threat. I went to the National Archives and read the depositions of Silvia, her then-husband Horacio, and the whole family - they all identified Ernesto Miller as the man after looking at the photo, and they testified that he would regularly borrow Horacio's car. A line of inquiry I have been mulling over for awhile is that Horacio and Ernesto were both architects, and the intelligence documents have a fair amount of discussion about the 7th Congress of the International Union of Architects between September 27-October 3. A CIA agent within the architects was quizzing Teresa Proenza about this conference - Proenza was a close friend and ally of Silvia Duran. My conclusions are that Silvia Duran told the truth and never saw Oswald after the 27th. I also believe that someone was trying to make Silvia and Oswald look bad - that's why the phony call of the 28th. Miller's visit on the 26th may have been used to make Silvia look bad in some way - or maybe Proenza confused the American-looking Miller with Oswald - or it may be a completely innocent encounter. We have no evidence that Leonov was "up to anything" on October 2 - but Goodpasture's false statement made it look that way. I discussed in State Secret that Goodpasture lied by writing in her October 8 memo that the Mystery Man photo was taken on October 1. It was actually taken on October 2, just a few minutes after that Leonov photo. She falsely tied the Mystery Man photo and the Oswald phone call together to be on the same day. She was making up a story of her own. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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