Friday, March 29, 2013

50 Years Since JFK Assassination Retrospective: Oswald's `Intelligence Role'

In its Appendix XII, "Speculations And Rumours," the Warren Commission Report stated the following:

"Rumors and speculations that Oswald was in some way associated with or used by agencies of the U.S. government grew out of his Russian period and his investigation by the FBI after his return to the United States. Insinuations were made that Oswald had been a CIA agent or had some relationship with the CIA and that this explained the supposed ease with which he received passports and visas...The Commission has concluded on the basis of its own investigations of the files of Federal agencies that Oswald was not and had never ben an agent of any agency of the U.S. Government (aside from his service in the Marines) and was not and had never been used by any U.S. Government agency for any purpose..."

Yet in his book Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba and the Garrison Case, James DiEugenio wrote the following:

"Colorado Democrat Gary Hart and Pennsylvania Republican Richard Schweiker had access to many classified intelligence files...In 1978, Schweiker...stated that the Warren Commission had collapsed. It was set up to numb the public in order for a huge coverup to be enacted. He then focused on Oswald's role in that charade:

"'Oswald was playing out an intelligence role...All the fingerprints I found during my 10 months on the Senate Select Committee point to Oswald being a product of, and interacting with, the intelligence community...'"

(Downtown 5/26/93)

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