Oswald

The Perfect Patsy

Lee Harvey Oswald Distributing Pro-Cuba FlyersThough he was certainly in the Fair Play for Cuba organization, Lee Harvey Oswald was indeed a patsy. Working for the FBI and on their payroll from September of 1962 to the time of the assassination, he was assigned the number 179 and making $200 a month. His time spent in the Soviet Union and his knowledge of the Russian language made him a perfect plant, and with his high clearance in the intelligence community, he was led to believe he’d infiltrate a Cuban plot to kill Kennedy. Here he is distributing Fair Play for Cuba leaflets.


  • Patsy Patsy Hoover made sure Oswald, an FBI asset, got local airtime. His job was to infilitrate pro-Castro groups.
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The Patsy

Lee Harvey Oswald photographs. Shooting, morgue, etc.

 

Madeline Brown Interview Regarding Night Before Assassination “If the assassination had not taken place that day Johnson would have gone to prison.”

By 1967, it had been revealed that Lee Harvey Oswald had been in the employ of the FBI for months prior to the assassination, as an undercover agent tasked with infiltrating a Cuban plot to kill Kennedy. This made him the perfect patsy since he now had a pro-Castro “legend” against him complete with at least one television appearance. Oswald’s FBI number was 179, he was paid $200 a month from September 1962 up to the time of the assassination. This meant that Hoover, who also hated the Kennedys and was about to lose his job for his ties to Mafia figures like Carlos Marcello, Meyer Lanksy and Sam Giancana, took a direct role in the planning of the assassination as both the key cover-up agency and the person who provided the patsy.

According to Madeline Brown, Jack Ruby, Oswald’s killer, had shown her the motorcade route for November 22, 1963. He had arranged to kill Oswald and thus make it impossible to have him present a defense that already pointed out the ridiculous flaws in the lone gunman theory, which began immediately thanks to scores of witnesses, but more critically the fact he had been working for the FBI. Because of this, it’s no wonder that no one took notes during the interrogation. As you can see in Oswald’s assassination clip, no one in the Dallas PD was surprised to see Ruby. Oswald’s interrogation was never recorded, and the excuse was that the room was too small for a stenographer. If he was working with the FBI and set up as a patsy, this is exactly what you would expect.

J. Edgar Hoover made sure Oswald got some airtime. It was the perfect way to create the legend that Lee Harvey Oswald was working for Fidel Castro.

rankin_enlargedOswald’s FBI Salary

Letter to Warren report member J. Lee Rankin regarding Oswald’s FBI salary during the assassination period.

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