Friday, August 3, 2012


This man tried to save the President.
He would be arrested as Kennedy's killer an hour after the deed.
He would be murdered by the Mafia to silence him, only 47 hours later.



SO..."WHERE WAS OSWALD FROM 11:50 to 12:35 P.M.
 "Oswald was at the sniper's nest on the sixth floor at the time of the shooting, then how is it he was seen by the building manager and a pistol-waving police officer less than 90 seconds afterwards on the second floor, standing in the lunchroom with a Coke in his hand, giving every appearance of being perfectly calm and relaxed? (The manager was Roy Truly and the policeman was Officer Marrion Baker.)
Jim Moore and other lone-gunman theorists assume that Oswald bought the Coke after the encounter with the manager and the policeman (3:53). However, the available evidence indicates Oswald purchased the Coke before the second-floor encounter (5: 50-52). Oswald had no reason to lie about when he bought the Coke. When he mentioned the Coke-buying during his questioning, he did so in passing, and he could not have known the important role the timing of this detail would subsequently play in the investigation. I agree with what David Lifton has said on this subject: 
The original news accounts said that when Baker first saw Oswald, the latter was drinking a Coke. This seemingly minor fact was crucial, because if Oswald had time to operate the machine, open the bottle, and drink some soda, that would mean he was on the second floor even earlier than the Commission's reconstructions allowed. In a signed statement Officer Baker was asked to make in September 1964, at the tail-end of the investigation, he wrote: "I saw a man standing in the lunchroom drinking a coke." A line was drawn through "drinking a coke," and Baker initialed the corrected version. [Dallas] Police Captain Will Fritz, in his report on his interrogation of Oswald, wrote: "I asked Oswald where he was when the police officer stopped him. He said he was on the second floor drinking a Coca Cola when the officer came in." If I were a juror, I would have believed Oswald already had the Coke in hand, and indeed, had drunk some of it, by the time the officer entered the lunchroom. (18:351)



Mrs Robert A Reid, a TSBD Clerical Sup
ervisor... described eating her lunch in the second floor lunchroom about noon, then going downstairs to see the motorcade. After Kennedy was shot, she was frightened, and ran up the front stairs to her second floor office.

MR BELIN: "And then what did you do?"
MRS REID: "Well, I kept walking and I looked up and Oswald was coming in the back door of the office. I met him by the time I passed my desk several feet and I told him: 'Oh, the President has been shot, but maybe they didn't hit him.' ..... He had gotten a coke and was holding it in his hands ..... The only time I had seen him in the office was to come and get change and he already had his coke in his hand ..... " (3H 274).
Mrs Reid saw Lee Oswald after Baker and Truly saw him. (3H 275). Reid also said that Lee's coke bottle was full. (3H 278). We cannot prove when the coke was purchased from her account. Griffith, however, tells us that A WARREN COMMISSION COUNSEL also said Baker saw a coke in Lee Oswald's possession:

"During a radio program on December 23, 1966, Albert Jenner, a former senior WC counsel, said that when Baker saw Oswald in the lunchroom, Oswald was holding a Coke in his hand. Said Jenner, "the first man this policeman saw, was Oswald with a bottle of Coke" (17:226)."

Now, why would he do that? Is it true that this coke might have become a "myth" by then, as Oswald-did-it theorists maintain?  But if so, how? And why would a Warren Commissioner senior counsel bring it up? Griffith goes on to say:

"The fact that Oswald was holding a Coke when Baker confronted him in the lunchroom was one of the details that Chief Jesse Curry of the Dallas police mentioned to reporters the day after the shooting."

OOPS! Jesse Curry was mentioning all sorts of evidence AGAINST Lee Oswald. Who told Curry just one day after the shooting that BAKER saw Lee Oswald with a coke in his hand? This was the earliest account of the coke's existence -- and Curry connects it firmly with Baker:
  "When Jesse Curry retired as police chief of Dallas, Texas, he wrote a book called "JFK Assassination File." In a 1969 interview for the Dallas Morning News around the time of publication, Curry stated,
"We don't have any proof that Oswald fired the rifle, and never did.
Nobody's yet been able to put him in that building with a gun in his hand." [1]

 Griffith adds that "As late as ten days later this detail was still being reported in major newspapers, such as theWashington Post."

We can consider the early statement by Curry as too important to dismiss. 
Griffith next argues that:

"Oswald simply could not have made it to the second floor without first being seen by Roy Truly, who was running ahead of Patrolman Baker. The Dallas police descriptions of the rifle in its hiding place indicate that the alleged murder weapon was very carefully stashed under and between a stack of book boxes at the opposite end of the sixth floor from where the shots were supposedly fired. It is reasonable to assume Oswald would have attempted to wipe his fingerprints off the rifle (at least those parts of the rifle he had just handled while firing it). Someone wiped off the Carcano before it was "discovered" because the FBI found no identifiable prints on it when it examined the weapon on November 23. This would mean that in less than 90 seconds Oswald squeezed out of the sniper's nest, ran all the way to the opposite end of the sixth floor, wiped off the rifle (at least those parts that he would have just handled while firing it), carefully hid it under and between some boxes, ran down four flights of stairs to the second floor (actually eight small flights), went through the foyer door, and then made his way to the lunchroom, yet did not appear the least bit winded or nervous when seen by the manager and the policeman. And, if we add the Coke-buying, Oswald's alleged journey becomes even more implausible.
The WC's own reenactments of Officer Baker's encounter with Oswald indicated that it occurred no more than 75 seconds after the shots were fired. There is no way Oswald could have done everything the Commission said he did and still have made it to the lunchroom in time to be seen by Baker and without being seen by Truly."

Today we are told that Lee could not have made it down those stairs and across that hall and into that room, door closed even in 90 seconds. Some dishonest "time trials" have been made with athletes who ran down simulated stairway lengths (but not even built the same way)--which have been criticized elsewhere for their rigged results.  But even those rigged trial runs could not get around the startling testimony we now have from Victoria Adams--"The girl on the stairs":

"On November 22, 1963, a young Victoria Elizabeth Adams stood behind a fourth-floor window of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas. She watched as John Kennedy was murdered in the streets below. Then, with a co-worker in tow, she ran down the back stairs of the building in order to get outside and determine what had happened.
At that precise moment, her life changed forever.

Unbeknownst to her but certainly in the forefront of the government's thinking was the fact that if Miss Adams was telling the truth, then she had descended those stairs at the same time Lee Oswald would have been on them as he made his escape from the sixth floor sniper's nest."
Yet Miss Adams saw no one.
And even though the stairs were old, wooden, and very creaky under any weight, she heard no one on them.

Her story presented obvious problems for the Warren Commission’s conclusion that Oswald was the sole assassin. When Miss Adams was called to testify before a Commission attorney, she was quickly discredited, humiliated, and eventually branded a liar. Behind closed doors she pleaded with the government to conduct time tests of her actions if she wasn’t believed. She begged the government to question her co-workers, particularly the woman who had accompanied her down the stairs, if she was felt to have been inaccurate.

But she was ignored.

And so, knowing the truth of what she had done and now fearing for her life because of it, she went into hiding and became willing to die with that private knowledge.
Intrigued by what little was available about Miss Adams, the author went in search of her. It took him 35 years to eventually find this elusive witness. Along the way, many of the rumors and speculations surrounding the JFK assassination were finally put to rest. And in the end, the truth of what Miss Adams did was discovered.
This is an important story, unique in this mess surrounding the Kennedy assassination and buried for decades. It is an account the government did not want us to hear, and actually went to the extreme of fabricating evidence in order to prevent us from hearing it."

These are the words written for the book THE GIRL ON THE STAIRS by author Barry Ernest.  

And if Lee wasn't on the stairs, he was in that room. The door was closed...Lee had to walk across the room, insert coins, wait for the coke to roll down, open the coke... and he was not seen crossing a wide hallway from stairs on the other side of that wide hallway, before entering the lunchroom. LEE OSWALD WAS NOT ON THE 6TH FLOOR 90 SECONDS EARLIER. He did not go down those stairs. Curry himself said Baker had seen Lee with a coke just a day after the assassination. Or should we believe that the words were accidentally written down in haste by somebody taking an oral deposition, which then needed correction by Baker himself?  Probably the most shameful batch of lies about Lee Oswald were written in the book MARINA AND LEE by Priscilla Johnson McMillan, who has been linked to the CIA. She went out of her way to impress upon readers --who would be unaware of her intentions, but which would plant the image in their head--that Lee had no coke in his hands, for she wrote, on p. 531: "When Baker and Truly reached the second-floor landing, Baker caught a glimpse of someone in the lunchroom. Revolver in hand, he rushed to the door and saw a man 20 feet away walking to the far end of the room. The man was empty-handed." 
 The way Baker was questioned by Dulles (and by Belin) for the Warren Commission was absolutely shameful, as an attempt was made to get Baker to say Lee Oswald wore the SAME SHIRT in the TSBD that he was wearing when arrested. This was important because a bus transfer ticket, obtained from his pocket due to Lee's 'escape by public transit'--would not have been in a different shirt.  The ticket had to be planted because it has not a single crease in it and was never tested for fingerprints, unlike so many other pieces of evidence. To get Baker to say it was the SAME SHIRT was essential, but the poor man just wasn't cooperating very well.  The persistence of Dulles is shocking as he tried to get around Lee's "escape by car" as seen by officer Roger Craig, which meant a conspirator was involved: (Baker's "brown jacket" and the 'other' short he saw, as well as the gist of the leading questions,  are underlined)

Mr. Baker.
At that particular time I was looking at his face, and it seemed to me like he had a light brown jacket on and maybe some kind of white-looking shirt.
Anyway, as I noticed him walking away from me, it was kind of dim in there that particular day, and it was hanging out to his side.
Mr. Belin.
Handing you what has been marked as Commission Exhibit 150, would this appear to be anything that you have ever seen before?
Mr. Baker.
Yes, sir; I believe that is the shirt that he had on when he came. I wouldn't be sure of that. It seemed to me like that other shirt was a little bit darker than that whenever I saw him in the homicide office there.
Mr. Belin.
What about when you saw him in the School Book Depository Building, does this look familiar as anything he was wearing, if you know?
Mr. Baker.
I couldn't say whether that was--it seemed to me it was a light-colored brown but I couldn't say it was that or not.
Mr. Dulles.
Lighter brown did you say, I am just asking what you said. I couldn't quite hear.
Mr. Baker.
Yes, sir; all I can remember it was in my recollection of it it was a light brown jacket.
Mr. Belin.
Are you referring to this Exhibit 150 as being similar to the jacket or similar to the shirt that you saw or, if not, similar to either one?
Mr. Baker.
Well, it would be similar in color to it--I assume it was a jacket, it was hanging out. Now, I was looking at his face and I wasn't really paying any attention. After Mr. Truly said he knew him, so I didn't pay any attention to him, so I just turned and went on.
Mr. Belin.
Now, you did see him later at the police station, is that correct?
Mr. Baker.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Belin.
Was he wearing anything that looked like Exhibit 150 at the police station?
Mr. Baker.
He did have a brown-type shirt on that was out.
Mr. Belin.
Did it appear to be similar to any clothing you had seen when you saw him at the School Book Depository Building?
Mr. Baker.
I could have mistaken it for a jacket, but to my recollection it was a little colored jacket, that is all I can say.
Mr. Dulles.
You saw Oswald later in the lineup or later
Mr. Baker.
I never did have a chance to see him in the lineup. I saw him when I went to give the affidavit, the statement that I saw him down there, of the actions of myself and Mr. Truly as we went into the building and on up what we are discussing now.
(At this point Senator Cooper entered the hearing room.)
Mr. Belin.
Officer Baker
Mr. Dulles.
I didn't get clearly in mind, I am trying to check up, as to whether you saw Oswald maybe in the same costume later in the day. Did you see Oswald later in the day of November 22d?
Mr. Baker.
Yes, sir; I did.
Mr. Dulles.
Under what circumstances? Don't go into detail, I just want to tie up these two situations.
Mr. Baker.
As I was in the homicide office there writing this, giving this affidavit, I got hung in one of those little small offices back there, while the Secret Service took Mr. Oswald in there and questioned him and I couldn't get out by him while they were questioning him, and I did get to see him at that time.
Mr. Dulles.
You saw him for a moment at that time?
Mr. Baker.
Yes, sir.

It should be clear that witnesses were being pushed to say what the Commission wanted. Some witnesses later insisted that their testimony had been changed. Those who defend the Warren Commission today either have double-digit IQ's, must be enamored of anti-conspiracy writers, and/or be in the pay of those still attempting to blame the Kennedy assassination on the one man who was trying to stop it. It is my hope that you will read the true story of Lee Oswald in  my book, ME & LEE.