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Armstrong managed to put several blunders in just one paragraph of his book H&L 


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Armstrong managed to put several blunders in just one paragraph of his book H&L 

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Quote (page 298) of H&L

CIA  has an interest in Harvey Oswald 

In the summer of  1960 a CIA memo signed by Thomas B. Casasin showed the Agency's interest  in interviewing Lee  Harvey  Oswald.  The  author of the memo  suggested the laying on of interviews through  'KUJUMP'  or other suitable channels  and in a later memo indicated there was an operational  intelligence interest in the  "Harvey  story." But when the memo was written the CIA claimed they  had not yet opened a file on  Oswald.  The CIA never provided a satisfactory  explanation for this memo. 

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1. There is no 1960 Memo signed by Thomas B. Casasin, which is 2. the Pseudonym of CIA Japan Station Chief G. B Richardson, and 3. not the Pseudonym of Richard Helms as suggested by a crazy Armstrong-footnote Nr. 39 (page 314 H&L) that reads: 

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Quote, H&L, footnote 39, page 314 
National Archives,  Document  104-10018-10052;  letter from Robert G.  Lamprell  to Chief, SR, Chief, WE, Chief of  station, 
Paris, 12116/63;  memorandum  from Thomas B.  Cassasin  (Richard  Helms)  to Walter P.  Haltigan,  11/25/63. 
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Armstrong wants make us believe that there are two memos from Casasin (which,  in footnote Nr 39 he suggests is the pseudonym of Helms, while it is the pseudonym of Richardson), one written in 1960 and one written on November 25. 1963. There is only one emo  by Casasin. It is the memo of Nov. 25. 1963, which one can read here Casasin is Richardson not Helms
In that Memo there is an error made by Casasin/Richardson regarding the YEAR of his conversation. Casasin, which is Richardson, not Helms, corrects that error when confronted with his Nov. 25.11.1963 memo 15 years later by HSCA staff.

But that's not the end of Armstrongs blunders he managed to put in just ONE PARAGRAPH of his book.

Taking the Casasin memo of 1960 for real ( a memo that only exists in Armstrongs fantasy), he writes, 

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quote H&L (page 298)

 But when the (me: 1960) memo was written (me: 1960 was no memo written by Casasin/Richardson), the CIA claimed they had not yet opened a file on Oswald. 
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...which is bullshit built on bullshit, because there was a CIA-Oswald file in 1960, as one can read here(link) 

Quote. from the site JFK FACTS

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Birch O’Neal is a significant character in the JFK story because he oversaw the unusual handling of Oswald’s file. After Oswald defected to the Soviet Union in October 1959, O’Neal did not open the standard “201 file,” that the agency uses to collect information on people of interest. Instead, O’Neal created a file for Oswald held by the agency’s Office of Security (OS). Access to OS files was much more tightly controlled than access to 201 files. If there was mole
inside the CIA who was interested in ex-Marine who defected to the Soviet Union, he would have to identify himself to
Angleton’s staff got access to it. O’Neal and Egerter maintained control of the Oswald file from November 1959 to November 1963 (a story I tell in my
biography of Angleton, The Ghost.)
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So there is a Casasin/Helms 1960 memo in Armstrongs head only,  indicating a operational interest in Oswald, when there is no such  1960-memo and Casasin is not Helms but Richardson, and then Armstrong wonders how could that be? because there was no CIA-file on Oswald in 1960, when there was one. Armstrong really don't know what he is writing about.

Edited by Karl Kinaski
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