Smart spook, dumb spook

Bernard J. Haire owned a small storefront business two doors down from the Texas Theater in on November 22, 1963. On that day, witnessing commotion on the street in front of his store, he went to the back alley and found police cars and a few spectators. He saw police escort Lee Harvey Oswald out the back door and put him in a police car.

Haire did not realize until 1987 that “Oswald” had been arrested inside the theater and taken out the front door. What he saw that day was a second Oswald.

Haire may not have realized it, but by not putting two and two together, he probably saved his own life. People who saw too much on that day usually met violent deaths.

Had I been there, had I accidentally known of two Oswalds, would I have spoken up? My father’s son would be quiet, my mother’s son would speak up. I am two people. Cowards get to live, brave people have to die.
Two Oswalds The guy on the left in this photo, according to author/researcher John Armstrong, is Lee Harvey Oswald. Born in New Orleans, he grew up rough, and was an uncouth man with violent tendencies. He spoke some Spanish.

Real Margurite 1947He was the son of Marguerite Oswald, a tall and attractive woman pictured to the right, and last seen in 1960.

The guy on the right, Armstrong tells us, first appeared on the scene in the mid-1950’s, an immigrant to the U.S. from Eastern Europe who spoke fluent Russian. He was the “Oswald” that “defected” to Russia in 1957 1959. MarinaHe married Marina Prusakova, who was part of a KGB “honey trap” operation. KGB thought Oswald was a spy, along with several other American “defectors” sent to the Soviet Union around that time. Marina bedded three of them. Her job, apparently, was to marry one of them and return to the U.S. as a Soviet spy.

Ah, spooks. Fun and games.

Fake MarguriteHis “mother,” an impostor, is pictured to the right. She is short and frumpy, and maintained the fiction that she was Marguerite Oswald until her death in 1981. She maintained her “son’s” innocence throughout, and about that she was telling the truth. Her fake son did not kill anyone.

CompositeThe photo to the left is a composite of Lee Oswald and the European immigrant, seen on the right.Two oswalds It was used to portray the fictional character “Lee Harvey Oswald.” People who had seen one or the other in real life would recognize the person in the photo. Spooks are nothing if not clever.

“Oswald,” the Eastern European immigrant, was murdered by Jack Ruby on 11/24/1963. Lee Harvey Oswald, who Armstrong maintains murdered Officer JD Tippet (“poor dumb cop”), escaped that day on an unmarked plane, and was last seen at a military base in Roswell, New Mexico.

More to tell, of course. Dontcha love a good spy novel?
PS: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, to roughly quote Carl Sagan. If you have glimpsed at this and decided “No, that cannot be,” consider that the author of Harvey and Lee, John Armstrong, spent twelve years collecting information that resulted in his 1,030 page tome. It’s an expensive book, and very few people are able or willing to tackle it. But if you are one who does not automatically discount evidence, this book is 95% evidence, 5% speculation. My favorite parts were those where Armstrong departed from evidence and speculated, as the guy has a first class mind.

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6 Responses to Smart spook, dumb spook

  1. Big Swede says:

    “Look, guys. Lee Harvey Oswald murdered JFK. Oswald was a Communist. Not a small c, “all we are saying is give peace a chance and let’s support Negro civil rights” kind of Communist, but someone so committed to the cause (and so blind to the nature of the USSR) that he actually went to live in the Soviet Union. And when that didn’t work out, Oswald became a great admirer of Castro. He apparently would have gone to live in Cuba before the assassination if the Cubans would have had him. Before assassinating Kennedy, Oswald tried to kill a retired right-wing general. As near as we can tell, he targeted Kennedy in revenge for Kennedy’s anti-Castro actions.

    The attempt to at best distract us from who the killer was and why he killed JFK, and at worst to pin the blame on entirely innocent people for inciting Dallas opinion against JFK (or perhaps to imply that the right-wingers plotted the assassination), even though those innocents were exactly the type of people Oswald hated, is just pathetic, and the Times and Post should be embarrassed for publishing these pieces. The Post piece is especially embarrassing because it explicitly links Dallas “right-wing extremism” circa 1963 to the modern “Tea Party,” as if to say, “if the Tea Party had been around in 1963, one of its members would have killed Kennedy.””-Berstein.


    • There were two LHO’s, as anyone who read this post would know. According to John Armstrong, “Harvey,” an immigrant from Eastern Europe who spoke fluent Russian, melded into the identity of “Lee,” a New Orleans-born non-Russian speaking man, starting arounf 1955. Both worked for CIA, Harvey was an FBI informant, and both served in the marines. Harvey “defected” to the Soviet Union as part of a CIA program probably run by James Jesus Angleton. There is some speculation that he was being set up then to be a patsy for the death of Francis Gary Powers while in Russia, whose U2 was shot down around that time. But Powers miraculously survived (Oswald attended his trial). Powers would blame Oswald for his troubles.

      So Harvey was brought back to the US. Lee Oswald never left the US, and was seen by many people while Harvey was in Russia.

      Later, after the decision to kill JFK was made, Harvey Oswald had ideal credentials as a patsy. (he was not the only one – there were also attempts on JFK’s life in Miami and Chicago, the latter eerily similar to Dallas. The patsy there a guy named Thomas Vallee. But Chicago and Miami failed, so Dallas was up, and Oswald was set up for the role, and it was during this time in New Orleans that he paraded about handling out leaflets for the Fair Play for Cuba Committee. Lee Oswald was active in sheepdipping Harvey, and Armstrong has uncovered score of documents showing that Oswald was in two places at once.

      Berstein in is wrong on every count. You, as usual, having read nothing, know nothing, but thanks for transmitting Berstein’s words, and please convey back to him that I think he is full of shit, and that John Armstrong has assembled 1030 pages of evidence that Berstein is full of shit. If either of you want to deal with the evidence, I’d love to hear a counter view, as there is never a bottom line.

      Good day then, Swede.


    • Steve W says:

      When it didn’t work out the rabidly anti communist groups embraced Oswald and said, “Come home, we still love you, don’t ever leave us again!” To the powerful and vocal Anti-Communists of the era, causally renouncing your citizenship and then coming home was nothing.

      And let he and his Russian admiral daughter bride in, no questions asked.

      Sure Swede. Dream on.


      • Poor Marina … Once KGB realized that Oswald was the patsy for JFK, they dropped her stone cold. CIA had her in their grip, and she was forced to lie thoughout Warren Commission hearings and House Select Committee in the 70’s. (She spoke fluent English and had to hide that fact, just as her husband spoke fluent Russian and hid that fact while in Russia.) Armstrong spends a great deal of space exposing her contradictions and lies. But what could she do? If she were truthful, she’d be dead. She had two daughters to raise.

        In 1965 she married Kenneth Porter, an employee of Collins Radio, a company deeply involved in military contracting, including Operation Mongoose. JD Tippet’s best friend, Carl Mather, worked for Collins. Lee Oswald drove a vehicle after the assassination with plates belonging to Mather. It never ends.


        • Steve W says:

          So what I gather from what you wrote and from poking around is that the foreign born “Oswald” learned English in the US?

          How old was he when he arrived here and where did he live?


          • Armstrong does not say. He appears on the scene around 1953 in New York as LHO, while original LHO is attending school in New Orleans. later New Orleans LHO moves to New York.

            Jon Pic, Lee Oswald’s half brother, shown a picture of Harvey Oswald taken by Robert Oswald in new York in 1953 said before the WC that the did not recognize that person as his brother. He stands by that statement to this day but will not elaborate.

            Lots of information here:

            The Russian speaking youth, possibly of Hungarian parents, was brought to the U.S. following World War II and given the name HARVEY Oswald.


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