Greg Parker Posted March 20, 2005 Share Posted March 20, 2005 (edited) Challenging Universally Accepted Truths Did Oswald Ask for the ACLU After His Arrest? Fritz claimed he did. However, when he had the opportunity to request help in public, he asked for John Abt (to reporters 6:30pm 22nov63) and later asked for "someboby to come forward" (late night press conference, 22nov63). Oswald is also alleged to have asked for Abt during his early morning arraignment of 23nov63, adding that Abt was an ACLU lawyer, and that he himself was a member of that org. His next alleged mention of the ACLU was to H Lewis Nichols of the Dallas Bar Assoc. And again he is alleged to have stated he was an ACLU member. Oswald told his family he wanted Abt, and made no mention to them of the ACLU. Oswald phoned Ruth Paine and asked her for assistance in getting Abt. Again, no mention of the ACLU here. Nichols visit is a interesting. He was a WWII vet, and still in the Army Reserves at the time of the assassination. He previously worked as a City Attorney, and like Ruby was extremely familar with both the building, and its occupants. The Army Reserves were a recruiting ground for Army Intel. Nichols had no problem seeing Oswald, immediately afterwards giving an "impromptu" press conference, confirming that Oswald's legal rights were being after, and that Oswald had declined his assistance, wanting either Abt or someone from the ACLU. In 1969, Nichols wrote a piece for Reader's Digest in which he stated that after Nixon's nomination, he was summoned to a strategy meeting at the Mayflower Hotel. Nixon had a "special assignment" for him. It was to head up Operation Integrity which involved heading up a volunteer army of 100,000 to ensure a fair count in the election. It seems Nichols and Nixon went waaaay back... The Dallas Bar Association also harbored the legal eagles for every Right Wing millionaire in Dallas... uncluding those who paid for the Black Border Ad. The Dallas ACLU did try ad visit Oswald, but accepted assurances he was being treated fairly, and rights were being maintained. The real reason they were fobbed off however, may have been to prevent them finding out Oswald was being used to smear them. In summary, if we are to believe Oswald was seeking help from the ACLU, we have to (1) take the word of Fitz and Nichols and: (2) disregard the fact that Oswald never mentioned this to his relatives, Ruth Paine or the press. We further have to assume Oswald, so well read, wrongly thought that Abt was a ACLU lawyer. Such a mistake however, is not hard to imagine being made by those orchastrating all this; detecting such nuances in the Left was beyond them. Edited March 20, 2005 by Greg Parker Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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