Lee Harvey Oswald

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"“Lone nut”"
Person.png Lee Harvey Oswald   Cavdef IMDB SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born18 October 1939
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died24 November 1963 (Age 24)
Dallas, Texas, USA
Criminal charge
Murder of President John F. Kennedy and Dallas Police Officer J. D. Tippit
ParentsRobert Edward Lee Oswald Marguerite Frances Claverie
ChildrenJune Lee Oswald Audrey Marina Rachel Oswald
SpouseMarina Nikolayevna Prusakova
Victim ofassassination
Supposed perpetrator ofJFK/Assassination
SubpageLee Harvey Oswald/Arrested at Texas theatre
Lee Harvey Oswald/Assassination
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Lee Harvey Oswald/Taken to press conference
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A patsy accused of the assassination of JFK and assassinated himself 2 days later by another "lone nut" gunman

Lee Harvey Oswald or Alek James Hidell was accused of the assassination of US President John F Kennedy and arrested the same evening.

A video by James Corbett

Official Narrative

On the day after Oswald's assassination, US Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach wrote a memo stating that it was important then to persuade the public that "Oswald was the assassin," and that "he did not have confederates."[1] The Warren Commission did indeed conclude that Oswald was a "lone nut" killer.


Far from being unknown to the authorities, there were multiple files on Oswald. He was sent to Russia, and (debatably) Mexico before the event. His FBI file had a flurry of activity just before the JFK Assassination. While arrested he was quoted as saying "They are just taking me in because of the fact that I lived in the Soviet Union I'm just a patsy." [Citation Needed]

Mark Gorton writes that "Oswald could have been made to look like a racist, a Cuban, a Russian, or even to have mob ties." He notes that "Russian intelligence was aware of the plans to kill Kennedy, and they were aware that through Lee Harvey Oswald they were to be set up to take the blame. So in September of 1963, the KGB attempted to kill Lee Harvey Oswald to prevent themselves from being sucked into a false war, but the assassination capabilities of the Russians within the United States were fairly limited, and the KGB was unable to kill Oswald."[2]


Full article: Lee Harvey Oswald/Assassination

At 12:20 p.m. on 24 November 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was himself assassinated, officially by another "lone nut", Jack Ruby - who in fact had mob connections, was known to the authorities and had been tasked with Oswald's assassination. This happened while Oswald was in police custody.


Event Witnessed

Lee Harvey Oswald/Post-shooting Custody/Visit from H. Louis NicholsOswald has visit with H. Louis Nichols, President of the Dallas Bar Association.


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Deception and distraction strategies relating to the John F Kennedy Assassinationarticle2017Garrick Alder
Document:Nicholas Katzenbach on the importance of reassuring the US public about Oswaldmemo25 November 1963Nicholas Katzenbach"The public must be satisfied that Oswald was the assassin; that he did not have confederates who are still at large; and that the evidence was such that he would have been convicted at trial. Speculation about Oswald's motivation ought to be cut off..."
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  1. “Memorandum for Mr. Moyers” of November 25, 1963, FBI 62-109060, Section 18, p. 29, link. Cf. Nicholas Katzenbach, Some of It Was Fun (New York: W.W. Norton, 2008), 131-36.
  2. Document:Fifty Years of the Deep State