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Legend The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald Book Ï 382 pages Download ð Edward jay epstein Þ [PDF] ✪ Legend The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald ✩ Edward Jay Epstein – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk The endless tangle of uestions about bullets trajectories wounds His particular focus was extreme conservative Gen Edwin A Walker who'd been active in Dallas organizing anti Castro guerrillas For example he suggested to a German geologist Volkmar Schmidt that Walker should be treated like a murderer at large He didn't stop at fierce words For weeks he stalked Walker's movements photographing his residence from several angles He then had his wife photograph him dressed entirely in black with a revolver strapped on a hip holster a sniper's rifle in his right hand two newspapers The Worker The Militant in his left He made 3 copies one of which he inscribed dated 5 IV 63 sent to a Dallas acuaintance George De Mohrenschildt He then left with his rifle wrapped in a raincoat telling Marina he was off to target practice but his target Walker was out of town that night He returned to Walker's home 5 nights later fired a shot missing by inches demonstrating his will to kill After the failed assassination another friend Ruth Paine drove Oswald family to New Orleans where he became the organizer for the Fair Play for Cuba Committee which opposed efforts to overthrow Castro Aside from printing leaflets staging demonstrations getting arrested appearing on local radio talk show that summer he attempted to befriend leaders of infiltrate anti Castro groups organizing sabotage raids against Cuba By this time he apparently considered himself a sleeper operative writing in 863 to the central committee of the CP asking Whether in your opinion I can compete with anti progressive forces above ground or whether I should always remain in the background ie underground During this summer while practicing sighting his rifle in his backyard he told his wife about his plan to hijack a plane to Cuba saying he might earn a position in its government Then on 99 in a report that appeared on the 1st page of the New Orleans Times Picayune Castro target of CIA assassination attempts warned that if the USA continued aiding plans to eliminate Cuban leadersthey themselves will not be safe The implication of this warning wasn't lost on Oswald Telling Marina they might never meet again he left New Orleans 2 weeks later headed for the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City To convince the Cubans of his bona fides seriousness he had prepared a dossier which included a 10 page resume outlining his revolutionary activities newspaper clippings about his defection documents he'd stolen from a printing company engaged in classified map reproduction his correspondence with the Fair Play for Cuba Committee as if to demonstrate his lethal capability photos linking him to the Walker shooting He applied for a visa at the Cuban Embassy on the morning of 92763 He said he wanted to stop in Havana en route to the USSR On the application the consular officer who interviewed him noted The applicant states that he's a member of the American Communist Party Secretary in New Orleans of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee Despite such recommendations he was told he needed a Soviet visa before a Cuban visa could be issued He argued ov Nosenko was a liar perhaps; LHO was a Russian agent 'simpliciter' bull Epstein basically allowed himself to become the vehicle for Helms and Angleton to whack their enemies with starting with JEdgar
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Er this reuisite with the Cuban counsel Eusebio Azue in front of witnesses reportedly made wild claims about services he might perform for the Cuban cause During the next 5 days he traveled back forth between the Soviet Cuban embassies attempting to straighten out the difficulty When he telephoned from the Cuban embassy to arrange an appointment at the Soviet Embassy with officer Valery Vladimirovich Kostikov he set off alarm bells at the CIA which had been monitoring the phones Kostikov was a KGB officer who had been under FBI surveillance in Mexico By the time the CIA had identified Oswald notified the FBI he'd left Mexico Returned to Dallas Oswald assumed a different identity OH Lee Separating from his family he moved to a rooming house He forbade his wife divulging his whereabouts On 1018 his visa was approved by the Cuban Foreign Ministry despite the fact he'd not received a Soviet visa Apparently unaware of this development he wrote another letter to the Soviet Embassy referring to his meeting with Kostikov in Mexico adding cryptically Had I been able to reach the Soviet Embassy in Havana as planned the embassy there would have had time to complete our business When FBI counterintelligence intercepted this letter in Washington it urgently reuested its field agent in Dallas to uestion him FBI agent James Hosty unable to locate Oswald warned Marina she could be sent back to Russia When his wife told him about the warning he threatened to bomb its Dallas office By this time he had a menial 150 hour job at the Book Depository which overlooked the convergence of the 3 main streets into central Dallas On 1122 at 1230PM as JFK’s car passed the depository a burst of rifle fire killed him Under 2 hours later a Dallas policeman had been killed near the shooting Oswald was arrested with the murder weapon in hand He was charged with killing the policeman shortly afterwards assassinating JFK On 1124 he was shot to death in Dallas police H by night club owner Jack Ruby The Warren Commission concluded Oswald fired the shots that killed JFK But conspiracies don't necessarily reuire multiple rifleman to accomplish their purpose What the Commission couldn't rule out as two of its members pointed out to me was the possibility he'd acted at the behest of others He'd advertised willingness to undertake a high profile assassination by circulating photos connecting himself to the shooting of Walker Any party monitoring his activities in Dallas New Orleans or Mexico City could have discerned from them a potential assassin awaiting a mission With a mind set on such violent actions as hijacking blowing up an FBI office or killing “any American” not much would be reuired to prod him to violence He'd sought liaisons in dangerous uarters someone could've provided inducement But silenced by Ruby intelligence services capable of expunging embarrassing data about their contacts with a Presidential assassins from their files it's doubtful we'll ever know who if anyone influenced him to act on 112263 EJE 121409 edit 32712recipe
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Legend The Secret World of Lee Harvey OswaldThe endless tangle of uestions about bullets trajectories wounds time seuences inconsistent testimony that's surrounded the JFK assassination has fascinated generations of self styled investigators probably never will be satisfactorily resolved Each new release of documents from the various bureaucracies involved in the half century old investigation may only deepen apparent contradictions Within this morass of facts however there's a central actor Lee Harvey Oswald His rifle which fired the fatal bullet was found in the Book Depository So was his palm print He'd bought the ammunition His cartridge cases were found near the body of a murdered policeman on the route of his flight In light of the evidence the issue that ought to have concerned people wasn't Oswald's technical guilt but whether he was involved with others He wasn't a loner Ever since he was handed a pamphlet about the Rosenbergs at age 15 he was a joiner seeking affiliations with groups at home abroad At 16 he wrote the SP I am a Marxist have been studying Socialist Principles for well over 5 years reuesting information about joining their Youth League He later made membership inuiries to the SWP SLP The Gus Hall Benjamin Davis Defense Committee The Fair Play for Cuba Committee the CP correspondence bringing him under FBI surveillance He also joined the Marines After a 2 year stint as a radar operator he sought still another affiliation in 1059 he became the 1st Marine to defect to the USSR In Moscow he delivered a letter stating I affirm that my allegiance is to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Not only did he publically renounce his citizenship but he told the US consul he intended to give the Soviets military secrets he'd acuired while serving in the Marines adding he'd data of special interest to the Russians Since he indeed had exposure to secrets such as the U 2 his defection had serious espionage implications He thus hadn't only compromised the secrets he'd come in contact with but put himself in the hands of another country He was now dependent on Russia for financial support legal status protection Before disappearing into the Soviet hinterland for a year he spelled out his operational creed in a long letter to his brother From Moscow he wrote presciently of his willingness to kill for a political cause I want you to understand what I say now I do not say lightly or unknowingly since I've been in the militaryIn the event of war I would kill any American who put a uniform on in defense of the American Government then ominously added for emphasis Any American His willingness to act as an assassin was now known to anyone who read the letter which included not only his Russian hosts but US intelligence since his letter was intercepted by the CIA microfilmed He returned to the USA in 662 joined by his Russian wife Marina settling in Dallas He then purchased a rifle with telescopic sights a revolver from a mail order house under a false name He lectured a few friends on the need for violent action rather than mere words Stinker Sailor Assassin Spy Edward Jay Epstein's 'Legend' published 1978 pitches the JFK assassination reader into the swirling hall of mirrors created by the CIA FBI KGB and Cuban counterintelligence agencies While Angleton struggles with his paranoid search for a mole high in the structure of the CIA and the sudden defection of the KGB's Nosenko poses uestions than answers J Edgar takes off her dress and removes the max factor We are left all these years later with a secret world from a LeCarre novelHaving finished this book I feel I should begin again and give it a second read No doubt this is a good edition for my JFK library Epstein has produced a well written and researched biography of the short life and times of Lee Harvey Oswald or OH Lee or Alik Hidell depending on which glass we peer throughI have not read Epstein's earlier publication 'Inuest' which purports to be 'the book that originally raised uestions about the findings of the Warren Commission' Not sure where EJE's inuest verdict has altered because 'Legend' follows Warren very closely Now to really mess the head up why not try John Armstrong's 'Harvey and Lee'