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Saturday, June 05, 2010

More Smear Campaigns...

...Oswald gives himself willingly to a covert double life...

~The Fair Play for Cuba Committee was an activist group set up in New York in 1960 as a forum for intellectuals to lend support to the Cuban revolution. They became an inevitable target for the CIA/FBI after openly opposing the Bay of Pigs invasion.

From Civil Rights attorney Bill Simpich
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"The work of the FPCC and its allies made any successful invasion of Cuba impossible. They blew the whistle on the Bay of Pigs loudly and clearly for months before the invasion. They mounted resistance to the war plans of US military and intelligence advisors in the Bay of Pigs aftermath. The agencies retaliated by infiltrating the FPCC and demonizing its leadership. When JFK was allegedly killed by the FPCC activist Lee Harvey Oswald, the agencies had to hide their war plans from the Warren Commission in order to avoid punishment for public exposure of their illegal plans to assassinate Castro, violate the Neutrality Act by creating shadow armies and navies, and engage in dirty tricks on American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights."

The FPCC was more powerful than I'd realized, organizing marches of up to 8000 in major cities and garnering more press against the agenda of the CIA's aggression towards Cuba than any other single entity. It's sadly transparent now that the CIA assigned Oswald to infiltrate the FPCC during their smear campaign operation 'AMSPELL' to pose as a fake member and misrepresent the Fair Play for Cuba Committee. The problem historians face is that it's clear Oswald was the ultimate option for a scapegoat as the murderer of JFK (who disabled the CIA's baby, the Bay of Pigs) because Oswald accomplished the simultaneous smearing of the FPCC and was linked perfectly to both the Soviets and Cubans... but the tangible link from Oswald's involvement from 'AMSPELL' to 'AMLASH' (the attempt to murder Castro) to JFK's murder has been historically erased.

The FBI broke into the FPCC offices at least 2-8 times and had an agent named Victor Vicente working inside the committee while the CIA worked simultaneously to smear their reputation and ultimately destroy them. Vicente supplied the copies of FPCC pamphlets that would eventually be duplicated for Oswald and supplied membership lists to track their supporters. Because the FPCC already had offices in many major cities, Phillips chose New Orleans for Oswald's PR project knowing that there wouldn't be any actual FPCC members there to interrupt the smear campaign. This is why Oswald suddenly moved to New Orleans in the first place and is the crux of the strongest and most often denied bond between Oswald and the CIA.

David Atlee Phillips rose up to be one of the CIA's most powerful agents on a new wave of counter-intelligence propaganda in the 50's. While the British had largely perfected this skill much earlier in the century, Phillips would help to spearhead a new breed of dirtier tricks to suit the burgeoning frontier of Anti-Communism that was being defined by a certain crafty amorality. Phillips was largely behind the orchestration of overthrowing Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954, using a fake radio station and an imaginary army in an unprecedented display of modern psychological warfare. He quickly became a legend in US espionage and, after a promotion to "Chief of Cuban Operations", his job required getting rid of Castro... but, after JFK's assassination, this evolved into trying to tie Kennedy's murder to Castro to provoke Fidel's ousting.

Our current era is still permeated by the atmosphere of total distrust created by the CIA/FBI when it's dabblings began to achieve immense press... especially unraveling during the Watergate scandal. On either side of JFK's short run, were presidencies characterized by a cynical and paranoid militarism that has come to define our harsh modern political reality and only points back to another reason why the most publicly well-loved US president wasn't allowed to finish his term.


The new horizon of counter-intelligence that David Phillips and James Angleton (CIA Chief of Counter-Intelligence) were the poster boys for would entail a regular practice of duping their own agency in the process of mole-hunting and heading up undocumented covert missions that implemented agents outside the CIA's official payroll. Many have argued that these practices, along with an inter-agency paranoia, caused the fall of the CIA and FBI's dominance over large aspects of the US government's world-view.

From Phillips and Angleton's perspective, the only way to operate in an era where the public's awareness and general sense of moralism was growing day by day, was to act off-record completely in operations that drew in the ignorance of their fellow and superior officers to their vest pocket operations (using them as witnesses to secretly planned displays to create political reactions in their favor)... this created false records of the CIA's actions/relationships and a safe barrier of plausible deniability to shroud their fervid Anti-Communist intentions.



James Hosty

There was an element of the FBI slowly tracking Oswald in Dallas which was out of the loop by design. Agent James Hosty, assigned to observe Oswald, was only picking up on the surface of Oswald's maneuvers and the aspects of his 'personality' that his handlers wanted to be documented blindly. He reported his simple observations such as Oswald's subscribing to communist magazines like 'The Worker' and 'The Militant'; with which he would be seen holding in the crude backyard photos with a rifle in hand.

And then Oswald 'disappeared' to New Orleans where Hosty and his element lose track of him for a short time as he operated undercover using his 'Alek Hidell' alias (even though he apparently forwarded his own address at the post office to keep receiving the magazines). Meanwhile a covert element of the FBI and CIA are watching Oswald closer and are aware his activities in New Orleans... at some point during his stay, a switch is flipped and he immediately begins to exist in New Orleans as the Pro-Castro 'Lee Harvey Oswald' permanently.

After being arrested under this Pro-Castro guise he casually requests to speak to the FBI from his cell and an agent (John Quigley) promptly appears that has been following Oswald's file from at least 3 years before, but denied any knowledge of Oswald's existence officially. What was exactly said in that interview in his jail cell will never be known, but there is a crucial anomaly here. Throughout his life he appeared to run from the FBI, was massively arrogant and dismissive when interrogated by them and repeatedly told them to stop harassing his family... but in this one instance he exposed his relationship with the FBI himself by calling on them and expecting their help.

After his release, Oswald quickly ended up in a television debate over Cuba and claimed he'd originally become interested in the FPCC in Dallas, where he says he also met and married his wife. After claiming he is only a Marxist and NOT a Communist on the program, the tone of the interview changes and, the host, Ed Butler springs a surprise on Oswald, putting him "on the hot seat" by revealing that he already knows a lot about him and his years in Russia, catching Oswald in a lie about where he met his wife etc.
Oswald back-pedals and appears stunned, claiming this is not relevant to the debate at hand. But like most CIA operations, it's easy to hypothesize that his surprise was manufactured to purposely arouse suspicion and further increase his profile. Note Oswald's wooden recitation of his 'opinions' in the video below while the other 3 gang up on him suddenly and turn the tide to convince the listener that Cuba is under Russian control (the CIA's exact agenda circa the Bay of Pigs). Directly after this debate, as Oswald appears to be 'outed' as a real communist defector, he plans to make an escape to Cuba.

Pieces of this situation occur in this video:



Ed Butler was a friend of Clay Shaw and Guy Banister, was an obvious CIA cardboard cut-out and was "a very cooperative contact and has always welcomed an opportunity to assist the CIA." (a quote about Butler directly from a CIA contact sheet)


Read more at this link about Ed Butler in this essay by the great researcher/writer Jim DiEugenio.


V.T. Lee, founder of the FPCC, exchanged a hilarious series of letters with Oswald telling him NOT to open a chapter of the FPCC in New Orleans because it would only create confrontation in the South and create bad press for the committee. Unfortunately for V.T. Lee, Oswald's assignment to proceed with opening this chapter and create bad press would be the beginning of the end for the FPCC as, after the assassination, the FPCC would not be able to function because of it's association with Oswald. In the end, David Phillips had immense success in ruining the FPCC.

Oswald wrote back that, in direct contradiction to V.T Lee's wishes, he was planning to rent out an office in New Orleans with his own money and then (without any income in reality) pay to duplicate stacks of FPCC pamphlets and hire several men to help distribute them directly in front of the International Trade Mart. The International Trade Mart was managed by Clay Shaw, a CIA asset rumored to be able to create trades for the release of spies who's cover had been blown... and coincidentally, the same man who was caught calling to get Oswald a lawyer after the assassination... eventually being put on trial by Jim Garrison.

So simultaneously we have Oswald arriving with a budget in hand to open up an office for a New Orleans chapter of the FPCC against V.T Lee's will; able to support a non-profit political venture while having no job of his own... and, at the same moment, we have the CIA embarking on a media project to infiltrate the FPCC in New Orleans as David Phillips had been seen in a meeting with Guy Banister describing the agenda's plan.

This exposes the painfully obvious bond between Oswald and the CIA... under the umbrella of the penetration project 'AMSPELL' that David Phillips was running. This is where we start to view the heart of the Bermuda Triangle in Oswald's mysterious trajectory...




As we can see now in hindsight Oswald was following a well-designed media operation to discredit the FPCC while simultaneously being announced/documented as a Communist on TV in New Orleans. This is part of the brilliance and audacity of the CIA and the exact area where Phillips and Angleton really excelled. With this edge of perpetually being 10 steps ahead of the public they can now send Oswald to do various unsavory things to ruin the reputation of the FPCC as he is now their most visible chapter spokesman (while not being a spokesman at all!). You have to make up your own mind as to how far this plan extended towards JFK's assassination after they got Oswald on record as a communist.

As they entered this more visible and dangerous situation together, Phillips would've had to have developed a potential plan to get rid of Oswald if he began to stray from following his exact orders. Phillips had Oswald where he wanted him because Oswald now symbolized the FPCC in the media...
So what was the worst thing David Phillips could get him to do to ruin their image?
Inconveniently for Phillips, shooting JFK makes a lot of sense in this equation...
But if you can take Phillips' abandoned novel "The AMLASH Legacy" seriously then the plan was to get Oswald close enough to fire on Castro (read more here).
This follows a certain logical thread because it destroys the FPCC's integrity by making Oswald an example when captured as an wingnut/extremist. It could also help to explain why Oswald may have been running scared, caught in indecision between applying for passports between the consulates in Mexico City... perhaps Oswald saw then that he was caught in an end game where by playing a potential assassin of Castro, it would wash Phillips hands of him cleanly and accomplish a larger political end. Oswald would inevitably die at the hands of Castro's secret service and Phillips would control the media's spin on the FPCC.


An agent to Phillips caught in a dangerous doubled situation is just a conceptual arrow towards an end... as Oswald had joined them (at least in AMSPELL) he had eliminated the part of his life that made him a normal human being with basic freedoms and rights. He had ultimately become an expendable piece of their larger agenda and had, to some degree, knowingly plunged himself into this life. It appears that his marriage to Marina was largely a forced aspect of a larger mission from the beginning; hence the constant fighting and his rapid relocation with no regard for the family... his being fired from countless job suggests that he had no real reason for their income, and besides their temporary cover as an ordinary citizen, he generally saw no practical reason to show up.

I think that Oswald had largely played a game with his life, fantasizing about the life of a spy for most of his youth... but now the reality of his compromises in working with the CIA are beginning to hit hard as he enters Mexico. In the attempt to enter Cuba, he is realizing there really isn't a safe end for him in the long run as his personage is an expendable piece of the attempt to hurt Cuba's image.
Would his actual entry into Cuba be the end of the line?... Is this the secret behind the oblique gauze of contradictions in Mexico City?

We don't know to what extent he was already worried about his fate when deciding to leave for Mexico... whether telling Marina that he might hi-jack a plane to get into Cuba is more of a desperate plan to complete his assignment or to potentially run away from another fate that Phillips has dealt him... As far as we can assume, he is getting in line for his tourist pass to enter Mexico by his own will. But why exactly is William Gaudet, a CIA agent associated with covert journalism/propaganda (and United Fruit), the man standing directly in front of him in line?
This moment, when adding the fact that William Gaudet denied having ever met Oswald, seems like a major flash point. Gaudet's hypocrisy is painfully transparent as he was a New Orleans CIA contact himself that, on one hand, claimed to not have seen Oswald on the way to Mexico, but to have known who he was by coincidentally having seen him handing out leaflets and talking with Guy Banister... something he was obviously cleared to reveal on cue to strengthen the official backstory of Oswald as a simple lone malcontent Pro-Castro pamphleting obsessive.


This all points to the end of the Mexico City drama... and particularly Oswald's exit. Oleg Nechiporenko's book about the Russians' perspective of Oswald's visit to their consul says that Oswald pulled a pistol out of his pocket, saying he needed it for protection because the FBI was following him in Mexico. Nechiporenko says that when Oswald was refused an immediate passport to leave for either Cuba or Russia he screamed "This won't do for me! This is not my case! For me, it's all going to end in tragedy."

Oswald never actually returned to the Soviet consul to finish the paperwork for his passport... possibly realizing that there was no guarantee of his return to the US if he actually did enter Cuba. Oswald had crossed borders repeatedly and was certainly not stupid enough to think his visa would be expedited for no reason. It seems clear that he expected some covert co-ordination to expedite the visa and something went wrong. What went wrong exactly is what we are forced to induce...

After the assassination a top secret memo (in Dec. of '63) to Richard Helms from a chief of the Western Hemisphere (using an alias) said this:

"It looks like the FBI report may even be released to the public. This would compromise our [13 spaces redacted] operations in Mexico, because the Soviets would see that the FBI had advance information on the reason for Oswald's visit to the Soviet Embassy."

Was Oswald being guided down or chased down into Mexico? Or most interestingly, what is the true meaning of his return to the US and was Phillips behind Oswald's intention at this moment?... Surely Oswald would not be left to roam free upon leaving Mexico in this vulnerable moment after he has either been following direction very well or running from his commitments...



Was Mexico City just another performance of Oswald's as a dangle for Phillips?...
It's a crucial moment when Oswald leaves the Soviet consulate and doesn't submit the application to leave because it means he has either given up and decided to go back to the US for some hidden reason... or he was performing and was never sincere in trying to leave. The vortex around his true intention here is virtually impossible to unfold and would likely solve his ultimate mystery if decoded. If he was truly scared of being offed by the FBI/CIA like Nechiporenko says... then perhaps, on coming home to the US, he could've had some sort of drastic and final revenge on his mind. Unfortunately it seems that most any theory is always too simple...

If you were David Phillips and had set up the entire New Orleans FPCC infiltration with Oswald and then controlled the Mexico City drama, would you then let Oswald roam freely back up to Dallas to do whatever he wanted with no instruction?
If something had gone wrong in Mexico City or if Oswald was really trying to escape from his grasp, wouldn't Phillips have considered getting rid of Oswald? The Russians say that Oswald was scared for his life ...and if he follows an AMLASH sponsored script down to Cuba it could end in his death ...if he abandons any specific script it could get him eliminated.
This is where Phillips' abandoned novel "The AMLASH Legacy" suggests that his responsibility as Oswald's handler evaporated... that Phillips handled him up to this point, trying to get him into Cuba... and then Oswald mysteriously reversed the plan and killed Kennedy instead of Castro.
But, upon leaving Mexico, Oswald was allowed to stroll back to work at a new job right above where the President's car's path would soon pass under. It seems like he was abandoned to that particular reality by design as every movement often looks before it.
How much longer would he be allowed to exist?...
History would play that out in the first death on live television.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

I LED THREE LIVES



Jack Ruby pleaded to Earl Warren that if he could be transferred out of the Dallas prison he would be safe and able to tell the story of his true motivations.
"My life is in danger here".
"I want to tell the truth, and I can't tell it here."
He decided to plead insanity but was sent to death row... eventually his murder conviction was overturned. But the Warren Commission refused to move him out of Dallas and he died of cancer in jail waiting for his re-trial in 1967.
Probably like most people, I'd always assumed he'd meant that the mob would silence him with their contacts in the Dallas prison if he talked. But because of Ruby's schizophrenic-like behavior in prison and it being the era of CIA MKULTRA research (their experimental study into the control of human behavior), I've always had a gut feeling that they could have been feeding him LSD or something like it while he was in confinement. This could've turned him into the paranoid, mumbling freak that he apparently became and provided a diagnosis of insanity before he could unleash an enormous amount of secrets at his re-trial...

Dick Russell, an excellent writer that's given a large part of his life to tireless assassination research, found out that both Dr. Louis West and Dr. Robert Stubblefield visited Jack Ruby in jail in turns for private psychological evaluations. Russell also discovered that Dr.West was a trained hypnotist, specialized in interrogation research and was a longtime participant in the CIA's MKULTRA program,... while Dr. Stubblefield "had also been associated with LSD research and the CIA's MK/ULTRA program".

When capturing a spy or briefing your own in the field, the skills of handling them, controlling secret information and/or unlocking what they know are the most delicate arts reserved for trained professionals. It appears that these two doctors were part of team that coached Ruby, guiding him towards the CIA's creation of Ruby's own lone nut myth.
After he shot Oswald and was taken to his cell he'd apparently asked the police "What happened?"
Here's what Don Archer said, the detective who put Ruby in custody:


I recently got a copy of the world famous Oswald issue of LIFE magazine when I got interested in Henry and Claire Luce and Operation Mockingbird.

...But something different struck me about a string of the major articles in the issue. Rather than being largely focused on Oswald, it's major agenda seemed hell-bent on selling the idea that Jack Ruby was totally mentally unstable and no insight could be gained from analyzing his motives. It seemed to me to be an organized attempt to spoonfeed an illustration of Ruby as an ultimately insignificant wing nut for the public.

Three other things that have always struck me as strange... Oswald's suicide attempt in Moscow. Did it really happen and why exactly? Why did the Soviet government allow Oswald to stay after initially telling him his visa was up and he needed to return to the US? And why did Oswald always appear, in my opinion, to be much older than he was?

Dick Russell was told this by Frank Camper (Ex-CIA), who had spoken to an ex-KGB agent himself:
"When Oswald slit his wrist and was in the psychiatric hospital, he showed signs of resistance to questioning or interrogation while under sedation. There was a sub-branch of MKULTRA where people were trained to resist interrogation. The doctors told the [secret police].. that Oswald's psychological responses were unusual. He fit a KGB profile for psychologically conditioned agents. They knew US intelligence was running people like this. So they said, let's keep this guy and see what the Americans have run in on us."

and

"What gives away his highly probable induction in MKULTRA project experiments is the fact that he was frequently in the brig or base hospital, was recalled from a unit movement to Formosa to return to the Atsugi hospital, and ended up being assigned to the hospital on a layover or casual basis. [This] would have given the MKULTRA doctors an opportunity to review Oswald's conditioning..."
From Dick Russell: "It was shortly after Oswald's last release from the Atsugi hospital... that he began referring to the Marines as 'you Americans' and denouncing 'American imperialism' and 'exploitation'."

And concerning his age/appearance:
Robert Oswald, his brother, said once "Due to the nature of the change in his hair, in the baldness that appeared, I reached the opinion that perhaps something in the nature of shock treatments or something along that line had been given him in Russia."

Around the time that Oswald ordered the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle, Marina noticed Lee repeating the same words over and over in his sleep. "He started having nose-bleeds... and one night he had four anxiety attacks during which he shook head to toe at intervals of half an hour and never once woke up."
A hypnosis expert told Dick Russell that this was likely to occur 'on the basis of hypnotically induced experiences'... perhaps someone had been regularly coaching him under hypnosis...


Ed Butler, who was involved in the infamous radio debates with Oswald and Carlos Bringuier during his New Orleans stay said: "[Oswald] talked like a man with a piano roll in his head. Posthypnotic suggestion and post-drug suggestion is obviously something to be considered. At one point, LSD for example was called a psychotomimetic, which means 'mimicking psychosis'."

Dick Russell put together that "Tulane University was where Oswald told Cuban exile Carlos Quiroga he'd learned to speak Russian and where he told Charles Hall Steele his Fair Play For Cuba leaflets had originated. Tulane was also a source of MKULTRA experiments..."
Link Here> The CIA and Tulane

Another disturbing Tulane connection:
David Ferrie, Oswald's superior officer from his first days in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) when he was fifteen, later became known as probably the most notorious figure in JFK assassination history. Ferrie was a practicing hypnotist, an anti-Kennedy fanatic and a private pilot for both the mob and covert CIA-sponsored missions into Cuba.
From two of his former CAP cadets, about David Ferrie:
"He fancied himself as a self-made doctor or psychologist." "[Ferrie] wanted the kids to participate in some kind of experiment for Tulane University."
"[Ferrie was] constantly at Tulane."
From an Army General before the Senate committee in '75:
"We have learned of a 1955 contract with Tulane University which involved the adminstration of LSD, mescaline and other drugs to mental patients theretofore who'd had electrodes implanted in their brains as a part of their medical treatment..."

The naval air base at Atsugi, Japan, where Oswald had been stationed before his defection to Russia, was also discovered to be "one of the locations where the CIA's use of LSD on unsuspecting service personnel occurred."
Richard Nagell (a former intelligence agent) also told Russell that "hypnosis was used in intelligence for 'compartmentalization of information' and sometimes a 'courier' might be targeted for hypnosis. He added.. that he'd discovered Oswald 'undergoing hypnotherapy' from David Ferrie in New Orleans in 1963."

David Ferrie was found dead days before he was to be called by Jim Garrison to the stand. A vague note was left near his body implying he had some suicidal ideas, yet he was said to have died of a brain aneurysm... and his door was locked from the outside.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

The End.

Cross-referencing the ultimate lies.



The ultimate eulogy for the JFK assassination was given by David Phillips in 1988 just before his death. No one's ever proven that he was a player in the assassination itself but evidence has piled up that he was a crucial player involved in the CIA's delicate cover-up. It's important to remember that some of the most rabid conspiracy theorists were government agents themselves.

After years of complete denial, lawsuits and helping to form the "Association of Former Intelligence Officers" to combat the accumulating bad press against the CIA, Phillips offered his "final take" to an investigator with the House Select Committee on Assassinations.
"My final take on the assassination is there was a conspiracy, likely including American intelligence officers."

...an odd thing to say concerning his life-long loyalty to the CIA. Knowing what we know about him, Phillips would never implicate or tarnish the name of the CIA without considerable reason. His 'final take' seems to suggest that he knew something was going to be uncovered posthumously in his direction and he was trying to dodge the bullet in advance and implicate/acknowledge the guilt of others directly around him.

As a point of reference, the other ultimate final take on the assassination was given by the most notorious figurehead of US counterespionage, James Jesus Angleton, when he was forced to leave the CIA in '75... saying:
"A mansion has many rooms ... I was not privy to who struck John."
Angleton continually claimed Oswald was a Soviet Agent and deterred investigations into his background concerning Cuba. Although it seems crude, Angleton is the kind of man that one could assume most of the opposite of what he says is true.

For a third take on the assassination, E. Howard Hunt claimed before his death in 2007 that the assassination was most likely done by CIA members on freelance and that he was a "benchwarmer".

There's something to these 3 opinions if their mirrors can be arranged correctly.
...at their level of dedication and security clearance, that 2 of these 3 master liers have accepted some CIA responsibility in JFK's death is pretty stunning. We can probably safely reverse Angleton's mirror and let it reflect the opposite...


Angleton knew more than most anyone about Oswald and was best positioned to be controlling Oswald through Phillips through a back channel of communication, outside the knowledge of other agents directly surrounding them. Angleton was a complete pro at the very top of the CIA, approaching his job from a decidedly amoral position with highly secretive means; tapping everyone in Washington and recording virtually none of what he was doing on paper.
Consider that Angleton took over the CIA's entire investigation of JFK's murder to tie up all loose ends and control the events' historical understanding from the top down, becoming the sole CIA liaison to the Warren Commission. For Angleton, this positioning could not have been more vital...
That he was working directly with Allen Dulles on the Warren Commission (his former boss, who JFK had fired after the Bay of Pigs) to coordinate the presentation of every aspect of the killing, secured that the public would have to "ask the fox who killed the hens".

A major part of Angleton's job was to investigate agents that may have become doubled by the USSR...
He would have inevitably been observing Oswald back in Japan before he even arrived in Russia. Angleton, obsessed with controlling the CIA's secrets and security, would've had a close eye on Oswald because Lee Harvey was tracking top secret flights of the U2 plane and was a potential trader of knowledge with Japanese spies as he floated through their social underworld. Angleton would've been the destination for any knowledge Oswald would learn and report back, whether Oswald knew it or not.

Oswald was likely to have been trained in one of a few false defector programs by ONI (the Office of Naval Intelligence) considering how many times he was used on enemy borders as a dangle. This could be implied purely by both ONI and the CIA maintaining multiple files on him in their Counter-Intelligence sections. His role was to paint himself as a malcontent marine with intense communist beliefs, veering on the most vulnerable edge of defection (a cliche baiting tactic)... with press agents showing up in perfect time to document his every overt rebellious move. Not only did the CIA probably create the scene where he offered secrets to the Russians upon his 'defection' when he arrived in Russia, but they also claimed he'd offered information for money to the Russians in Mexico later on (brandishing a pistol inside their consulate and appearing to be an emotional wreck). It's as though the CIA was obsessed with OSWALD to the smallest detail, but simultaneously forgetting about him constantly, saying he wasn't a concern. With what we know now, it seems the CIA was forgetting about him on cue only when he was participating in covert missions for them.

The research done by military analyst John Newman (one of the pioneers of decoding released CIA memos) showed that Angleton was consistently using Oswald as a 'Marked Card' in a baiting operation to see who from his own agents would repeat any of the erroneous information he would hide in false files.

One slight of Angleton's hand that's still waiting to be decoded entirely is that his office opened up a "201 file" on Oswald a year after he first offered secrets to the Russians (implying this offer was planned and not considered dangerous at the time). A 201 file is a military personality file that attempts to determine one's true loyalty and/or track any possibility of a spy's defection.

Another instance of file tampering was when Angleton and his assistant Ann Egerter created at least two other Oswald files listing him as "Lee Henry Oswald" and "Harvey Lee Oswald" when they knew well what his true name was. The "Lee Henry Oswald" file was handled carefully for at least 3 years by Angleton's assistant who, with great discipline, continually misspelled his name and sometimes sent out two different descriptions of him within the same hour to see who would replicate the bogus material. Essentially, Oswald's entire life was lived as a dangle... leaving him hanging in Russia was, in itself, a simple way to watch the enemy watch him, sending him alongside a couple other relatively obvious false defectors while manipulating and disseminating his file for Angleton's passionate Mole Hunting pursuits.
Not only was the idea of two heights/weights/ages/descriptions of Oswald disseminated by a small element in the CIA over to the FBI and the Navy in a deliberate attempt to confuse and hide information in secondary files under different names, but the phone caller received in Mexico at the Soviet Embassy was also identified as "Lee Henry Oswald" in their own files.



Ann Egerter once described her job as "spying on our own spies". Deepening her relationship with Oswald, a SECRET EYES ONLY CIA memorandum was sent on June 22, 1962 from the illegal mail intercept program about the opening of a letter from Oswald's mother saying "This item will be of interest to Mrs Egerter, Counter Intelligence/SIG, and also to the FBI."
For there to have been a sizable CIA operation to collect Oswald's mail in the years leading up to the assassination conducted by the highest echelon of counter intelligence shows that Oswald had always been of great interest to Angleton. To run a top secret operation using a pawn like Oswald to provoke false situations and observe their effect on your surrounding officers without their knowing, is known as a "vest-pocket" operation. Since his days on radar command with the U2 in Japan, his travels across the globe play out like a string of various shock tests to view how the CIA and it's enemy operated from a god's eye view.

I think that, if dissected and understood, the majority of the erroneous information about Oswald throughout his life came straight from Angleton's disinformation trickling down.
This 'Marked file' with the "Lee Henry Oswald" name shows that Angleton had a relationship with Oswald whether Lee knew it or not. And again it shows that the CIA was most likely using Oswald to make a show at the Embassies in Mexico to view their enemies surveillance capabilities. Knowing Oswald's temper, it may have been that they lured him there with a mission to enter Cuba and let him bounce around like a pinball while they watched. Because their official party line was that they had no relationship with him, David Phillips was inevitably caught up in the lie that their cameras weren't working at all the exact times Oswald walked by while they observed him and listened in from their wire taps (then the tapes were destroyed and their existence concealed to protect the CIA's surveillance methods for viewing the enemies consulates). If the CIA used both Oswald and an imposter in Mexico City to call and/or visit the consulates in turn while listening in on their dialogue, perhaps it was all just a test to hear their enemies describe their own monitoring system. This way the CIA could overhear their rival embassies comparing their own pictures and phone call tapes to understand exactly what they were able to see and hear.

The 201 file and the alternate files of erroneous Oswald names are just two of several areas that have opened up whole new fields in the culture of Oswald analysis. This web of deliberate confusion suggests Oswald's involvement in multiple operations that overlap throughout various agencies files and reveal deception that would seem to inevitably trail straight back up to Angleton, as he would not let this kind of military man roam freely through Russia and back under erroneous names/physical descriptions without considerable care.

Consider this logical game:
You are in a conversation with Angleton, who you know is a master lier/manipulator and who's top priority is to obscure/protect the CIA's true motivations/secrets.
He tells you that he's sure that Oswald was a Russian Spy (as was his 'best theory'). Then:

Why would the KGB send a spy back into the US and choose his cover to be a... militant communist?... in what way would he avoid CIA speculation with this strategy?
But... he did avoid CIA speculation after returning to the US with the niece of a Russian Secret Service agent in tow. Whereas, while he was in Minsk, Russia, Oswald was under a massive surveillance campaign... the Russians were extremely concerned as to what he was doing there. But the US had no interest in his highly suspicious activity...
The only logical deduction that can come from this is that the US was fully informed on his motivations and the USSR was not.