[Marxism] Re: conspiracies (Response to Alan Bickle)

Mark Lause MLause at cinci.rr.com
Thu Mar 10 22:07:46 MST 2005

These are fascinating contributions on JFK. 

I'd only add that the two SWP at-largers in Houston at the time--and the
two or three comrades in Louisiana--were all acquainted with Oswald.  I
had several long conversations on this with the two SWPers in
Houston--Fred and Laura Brodie.  (For all I know, Louis, Cheri or Jerry
had similar conversations with them.)  I had to ask them about it to get
them going, but they were absolutely convinced at the time that Oswald
was a government agent.  He just didn't know anything that would make
one an advocate of fair play with Cuba.  And when he tried to talk about
Marx or socialism, it waqs like something rehearsed from the CIA
factbook.  This actually confirms documentary evidence that Oswald was
working as an FBI informant at the time.  

That means that either an FBI informant assassinated the president
(which makes no sense for all sorts of reasons) or the government story
simply used that FBI informant who had built up phony credentials as a
radical to cover up the tracks of whoever did kill JFK.  

Both Fred and Laura were reluctant to engage in speculation for all the
reasons that Fred Feldman just noted.  The best that can be said is that
indications are that it involved elements of the Mafia, of the
anti-Castro Cubans, and of the U.S. intelligence community.  

I'd add that this is a far cry from saying that any particular
organization, as such, did it.  In the end, you just can't equate
involvement in a coverup with involvement in the assassination.  The
trouble is that the nature of the U.S. government is so secretive and
deceptive that covering up the truth of such a thing and bulldozing any
questions is almost reflexive. 


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