*terminology a legend *a legend a myth created around a person to hide their real intent or specifically their real loyalties Edward Jay Epstein examines in Legend The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald the relationship "between the murderer of JFK and the intelligence services of 3 governments It also touches on conspiracies to assassinate the President "the murderer of JFK and the intelligence services of 3 governments It also touches on conspiracies to assassinate the President various witness and allegations ignored by the Warren Commission Most important though as a historical ocument the book should be considered in the context of the Golitsyn Nosenko affair Epstein s book was published in 1974 The Golitsyn Nosenko affair is still a Beths Stable Stolen by an Alien debate waged today in our intelligence communities and their connection to the assassination of President Kennedy remains shrouded in mystery Whether Epstein s ultimate conclusions are ever proven correct or not is irrelevant the book and the fact that elements of it are still being proven curious 30 years later in books written by ex CIA agents see Tennent Bagley s Spy Wars is testament to Epstein s zeal as a journalist and investigative reporter He smelled a story and his nose was good regardless of how manyetails he nailed Aliens Vs Predator down perfectly NC 32712 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 counterintelli. The 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 ofocuments from the various bureaucracies involved in the half century old investigation may only For Discrimination 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 toefect to the USSR In Moscow he Academic Writing, Real World Topics delivered a letter stating I affirm that my allegiance is to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Not onlyid 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 Repressed Memories A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse FiresideParkside Recovery Book data of special interest to the Russians Since he indeed had exposure to secrets such as the U 2 hisefection 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 Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic dependent on Russia for financial support legal status protection Beforeisappearing 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 African Literature 9 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 inefense 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. Were Alien Conquest disposed of replaced and someone who was actually a Russian agent subseuently was further used as a consultant feeding false information to the USA security agencies Russia appears to have mastered the spy game uite extensively while the USA powers that be were content with false appraisals and keep their jobsUPDATED VIEW December 2013Since having read this book I have encountered other reas Very interesting look into the life of Lee Harvey Oswald and the FBI and CIA s encounters with him BEFORE November 22 1963 I Highly recomend The JFK assassination was announced to us while on recess After a hastily organized assembly we were all sent home There for severalays I was glued to the television In the months that followed much fruther attention was paid to the event by the mediaThe first criticisms I heard of the Warren Commission Report were later when Secrets of the TEAS® Exam Study Guide during high school I heard Mark Lane interviewed on radio It wasn t until years after that however that I read anything of book l 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 Well written book He made a good case that Oswald was the lone gunman But still at the end he left things open because some new evidence might come to light that changes thing. 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 5ays he traveled back forth between the Soviet Cuban embassies attempting to straighten out the ifficulty 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 "been under FBI surveillance in Mexico By the time the CIA had identified Oswald notified FBI he'd left Mexico Returned to Dallas Oswald assumed a ifferent identity OH Lee Separating from his family he moved to a rooming house He forbade his wife Conjure In African American Society divulging his whereabouts On 1018 his visa was approved by the Cuban Foreign Ministryespite the fact he'd not received a Soviet visa Apparently unaware of this evelopment 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 jobabout the warning he threatened to bomb its Dallas office By this time he had a menial 150 hour job 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 epository 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 Alien Commanders Bride (Draconians, death in Dallas police H by night club owner Jack Ruby The Warren Commission concluded Oswald fired the shots that killed JFK But conspiracieson'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 The alphas abused mate 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 inangerous uarters someone could've provided inducement But silenced by Ruby intelligence services capable of expunging embarrassing Word Alchemy data about their contacts with a Presidential assassins from their files it'soubtful we'll ever know who if anyone influenced him to act on 112263 EJE 121409 edit. .
Gence agencies While Angleton struggles with his paranoid search for a mole high in the structure of the CIA and the sudden efection of the KGB s Nosenko
Poses Uestions Than Answers Juestions than answers J takes off her ress 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 oubt 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 epending on which "Lee or Alik Hidell epending on which 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 This is the second time I read this book Both time were enjoyable though it took the second time to really get the message The probability that Oswald was working for the Russians in the assassination of JFK is extremely high Because the FBI could have been held responsible for errors in tracking Oswald the information was buried the CIA counterinsurgency epartment members that had the correct assessment of related information. 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 idn'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 "him ressed entirely 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 After the Tears 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 inchesemonstrating his will to kill After the failed assassination another friend Ruth Paine Daddy Blames Me 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 stagingemonstrations 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 Statistical Arbitrage: Algorithmic Trading Insights and Techniques (Wiley Finance) dossier which included a 10 page resume outlining his revolutionary activities newspaper clippings about hisefection ocuments he'd stolen from a printing company engaged in classified map reproduction his correspondence with the Fair Play for Cuba Committee as if to emonstrate 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.
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