The story of how ex-Marine "Lee Harvey Oswald" defected to the Soviet Union, and was given a job at a top secret radar factory in Minsk, is one of the most sinister MI6/CIA covert operations in history.
Only a thorough knowledge of spies and spying can help unravel the mystery. Throughout history, doubles or look-alikes have been used as spies. In Russia today, a Putin look-alike is actually President of that great country.
Incredibly, in 1952, "Marguerite Oswald" moved all the way from New Orleans to the Bronx to be near her eldest son who was serving in the Coast Guard.
There is a photo of the young "Lee" taken outside the Bronx Zoo. Even back then there were fake "Oswalds" sighted in different parts of the country.
There is a picture of the real Oswald taken at Beauregard Junior High School in 1955.
Oswald was 16 at that time.
Oswald was mentally challenged and basically a dunce in school.
The only Russian word he knew was Sputnik.
The only redeeming feature that high school dropout Oswald had in the Marine Corps was the fact that he had a look-alike or double. The counterfeit was in fact much older, and taller, but the Office of Naval "Intelligence" decided that the resemblance was close enough.
Nobody knows what happened to the real Oswald after he was discharged from the Marine Corps. Most probably he was titaniced (man overboard) and just disappeared until Judgment Day.
The counterfeit Oswald joined the Marine Corps at the same time as the real Oswald.
That Oswald studied Russian, and worked at the top secret radar facility at Atsugu, Japan.
That Oswald imposter was a well trained CIA agent.
The Oswald double was a well trained Naval "Intelligence" agent or spy. He worked at various U.S. Naval Bases and was stationed at Atsugu, Japan. Of course he spoke Russian fluently but with an American accent. He would never be sent to live in Russia as a spy because a native Russian speaker would detect his foreign accent immediately.
The counterfeit "Oswald" defected to the Soviet Union in 1959!!
The fake Oswald arrived in Moscow on October 15, 1959, and wrote a letter to the Supreme Soviet demanding Russian citizenship. Oswald told the Russians that he was an ex-Marine who had worked at a top secret radar facility and had much clandestine information for them.
On October 15, 1959, Marxist Marine "Oswald" arrived in Moscow and stayed at the Hotel Berlin.
He wrote a letter to the Soviet government and demanded Russian citizenship.
Naturally, the Soviets, suspecting that he was a CIA spy, denied his request, and ordered him to leave the country immediately.
As a result of his citizenship denial, Oswald feigned suicide and he was "discovered" with a slit wrist in the hotel bathtub. "Oswald" was then rushed by ambulance to Botkinskaya Hospital where he received 5 stitches. He remained in the hospital for 3 days in the psychiatric ward and 4 days in the somatic ward for observation.
The "suicide attempt" delayed his deportation from Russia because the Russians feared an international incident if an American killed himself or died in the Soviet Union.
On October 31, the fake Oswald walked in to the American embassy in Moscow, threw his passport on consul Richard Snyder's desk, and demanded to take the oath renouncing his U.S. citizenship.
Snyder was a CIA agent assigned to the U.S. embassy.
How Oleg von Mohrenschildt became Lee Harvey Oswald!!
After the charade in Moscow with the fake "Oswald" attempting suicide, the scene now shifts to Minsk, capital of Belarus. Minsk was an industrial town about 500 miles southwest of Moscow. Oswald was given a high paying job and scenic apartment overlooking the Svislach River:
Lee started his job in Minsk on January 13, and in March he was awarded a pleasant one-room apartment with a view overlooking the river. His financial situation was superb. He earned $70 to $90 a month at work and received an additional $70 a month in the form of a Red Cross subsidy. He had as much monthly income as the director of his factory. Lee did not particularly like his job. It was mere manual labor, while he had hoped for a place in an institute and a chance to study full time. But as the object of much attention and the recipient, like every foreigner, of many favors, he was at first reasonably content. (McMillan, Marina and Lee, p. 79).
The high school dropout from New Orleans was certainly warmly received in Russia.
The "Lee" in Minsk was actually Oleg von Mohrenschildt, illegitimate son of Dallas resident George de Mohrenschildt.
On March 25, 1961, Oleg, aka Lee, met Marina Prusakova at a dance.
Marinaa fluent English speakerwas a "honey trap" and well trained KGB agent.
The KGB was formed by British Secret Service agent Nikita Khrushchev in 1954. Marina was the daughter of a high ranking KGB colonel named Ilya Vasilyevich Prusakov, who was stationed in Minsk at that time.
The KGB was the Russian counterpart of the CIA. Marina said that "Oswald" spoke Russian with a Baltic accent:
Almost immediately a knot of young men formed around her and she was introduced to one named Alik, who seemed instantly drawn to her. They danced, and when they spoke, she noticed he spoke Russian with a slight accent. At first she thought he was from one of the Baltic parts of the Soviet UnionEstonia, Latvia or Lithuaniabut then found to her surprise that he was an American named Lee Harvey Oswald living in Minsk. (Epstein, Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald, p. 135).
Marina said that she called him Alik because Lee sounded like a Chinese name. A Texan speaking fluent Russian with a Baltic accent. What a fairly tale that only strong VOODOO could make people believe.
KGB "honey trap" Marina Prusakova married Oleg aka Lee on April 30, 1961.
No fiction writer could have invented a more improbable scenario . . . except that it really happened.
Her KGB assignment was to "help" Oleg aka Lee join his father in Texas and maybe do a little spying for his country.
When the time for the assassination of President Kennedy drew near, Oleg aka Lee decided that his decision to defect was not a good idea after all. To this his wife Marina eagerly concurred.
The "workers paradise" was not what he expected, even though he earned a higher salary and had a better apartment than workers twice his age.
Oleg aka Lee contacted CIA consul Richard Snyder and was told that he still had his passport. By that time, Oleg and Marina had a baby girl named June. Diplomats who married Russian wives had to wait for years for their spouses to get visas to leave the Soviet Union.
Femme fatale Marinathe female version of the Russian Guy Fawkesrarely smiled.
If only Oleg's friends in Minsk knew that he was going to be framed for assassinating the President of the United States.
The man from Minsk was FRAMED for the murder of the President!!
It was a highly complicated psyop to get the man from Minsk in the right place to be framed for President Kennedy's assassination. Everything did work out perfectly until the aftermath of the shooting.
About 12:15 p.m., Oleg left the building; walked 7 blocks to Elm and Murphy, and then boarded a bus bound for his lodging house in Oak Cliff.
The bus was stuck in traffic so he got off at the Greyhound Bus Terminal and took a cab.
The driver entered the time in his logbook as 12:30 p.m.
The President was shot at 12:30 p.m., so how could the man from Minsk be in 2 places at the same time. The Russians are a super race to survive Napoleon, Hitler, and the Cold War but they are not omnipresent.
The whole diabolical assassination scenario took years to plan but it all depended on Oleg the "patsy" being killed immediately afterward. You could say it all began after April 15, 1865.
Our Great JEHOVAH intervened and the police failed to kill the man from Minsk in the Texas Theater. Since that time, literally hundreds of people associated in any way with the assassination have met violent deaths or were suicided.