The Cold War (Hot wars involved military action; Cold Wars involve espionage) against Russia has had many causalities, including President Kennedy. The greatest question was whether Oswald acted alone. CIA operative Jim Garrison did a magnificent job of so obscuring what happened along with the Fifth Estate and the Warren Commission it seems it will still be awhile before we learn what happened in Dallas.
Who was this punk?
Oswald was born two months after his father’s death. His mother remarried but that did not last. Thus the family moved frequently between 1939 and 1956. In October 1956 Oswald dropped out of high school and joined the U.S. Marines. His was a good sharpshooter but an indifferent marine, and began expressing pro-Soviet views. He was released from the corps on September 11, 1959.
Nine days later he left for the Soviet Union, where he tried to become a citizen. In Minsk he met and married (April 30, 1961) Russian Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova. Thirteen months later, June 1962, he returned to the United States with his wife and three-month-old daughter, June Lee.
- In January 1963 Oswald bought a .38 revolver and, in March, a rifle and telescopic sight, through the mails.
- On April 10 in Dallas he allegedly shot at but missed Edwin A. Walker, a former army general.
- Later that month he left his wife with a friend in Dallas and went to his hometown of New Orleans, where he set up a one-man branch of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee and distributed pro-Castro leaflets.
- Oliver Stone plays this angle for all its worth in his movie JFK. Roger Ebert loved it; Peter Travers of Rolling Stone didn’t.
- In September he went to Mexico City, where, according to the Warren Commission, he tried vainly to get a visa for Cuba and to get Soviet permission to return to the U.S.S.R.
In October he returned to Dallas and secured a job at the Texas School Book Depository.
The Ruby fall
Oswald was shot by a Dallas nightclub owner, Jack Ruby on November 24 1963. Was Ruby truly distraught or was he another operative making sure that Oswald did not tell?
Oswald’s chart does give us some information — he was a disgruntled Marine soldier who defected and was plot of the plot to assassinate Kennedy but did he act alone? That the chart does not say; only the Warren Commission Jackie Kennedy and successive presidents know for sure — the rest of us have theories. If you tell us yours, we’ll tell you ours. Post below.