In response to the post about the last of the JFK files that the CIA wants to hide, Anthony writes a cogent interpretation of the evidence developed in Morley v. CIA,as well as Bill Simpich’s State Secret and John Newman’s Oswald and the CIA
“The intensity of the efforts to block the release of the Joannides files is itself highly suggestive.
“If you look at Oswald’s activities in the 1962-3 time period there are numerous indications that he was being used in a number of counter-intelligence operations. These indications include:
- the nature of the work undertaken at Jaggar’s-Childs-Stovall,
- the Camp St address on the New Orleans leaflets
- and the interesting reaction of the CI/SIG team to the ‘Oswald’ phone calls in Mexico City.
“The planting of ‘marked cards’ in the form of two different incorrect descriptions of Oswald in memos going to different organisation suggests CI/SIG officials were concerned that the impersonation of Oswald in Mexico might indicate a mole with access to information about him, with the false information planted in different documents to see where that information next appeared, I presume. It is interesting that one of these marked cards (5’ 10 inches and 165lbs) turned up in Dealey Plaza.
“If the above is broadly accurate Oswald’s movements in 1963 would not have been his own decisions but the result of instructions. It seems likely that the New Orleans operation involved the DRE and therefore Joannides who was their case officer, which is probably why this is so sensitive (together with explaining why he was used to help manage the HSCA).
Interestingly it may be worth considering who might have had to authorise Oswald’s movements across Dallas, New Orleans and Mexico City. That strikes me as needing someone further up that Joannides but probably on the CI side of things?