The news media and Warren Commission fostered the unquestioned presumption that Marina Oswald did not speak English at the time of her interrogations immediately following the murder of John Kennedy by the CIA in Dallas' Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963. The evidence points to her mastery of English, a fact she hid to play the helpless damsel in distress.
John Armstrong has made a convincing case that Marina Oswald, the wife of Lee HARVEY Oswald, spoke English very well. He draws upon photographs annotated in her hand, and her handling of contract negotiations in English. We would like to present a few more pieces of evidence that she spoke and wrote English well.
The government-news media story was that Marina barely knew any English, in part because the brute Lee HARVEY Oswald wanted to keep his wife barefoot, dumb, and pregnant.
In the early days of the fake investigation conducted by the FBI of Kennedy's murder, a translator was always brought to the interviews of Marina. By February the investigation notes explicitly state the interviews were conducted in English, begging us to conclude that within 2 months of the murder, Marina suddenly developed enough competency in English to forgo the translators. The reality is that she knew English long before suddenly speaking in English tongues in February.
One of the evidences for Marina's proficiency is a letter by Robert Oswald, HARVEY's alleged brother, in which he described a number of interactions between Marina and other people who did not speak Russian. For example he documents an affair between her and John Martin, the assistant manger of the Inn of Six Flags, which would not have been possible without the 2 people being able to speak English. Armstrong in fact reports Martin as stating that Marina spoke English very well.
At the end of the affair in February, Robert walked into his house, where Marina was staying, at the tail end of a telephone conversation between her, John, and his wife in which Marina, under Robert's direction, ended the affair. According to Robert, the affair occurred from November 1963 to February 1964. It is inconceivable that the telephone conversation could occur without all parties being able to speak English, a fact Martin has already confirmed.
Another interview session of Marina by the FBI covered the allegations that HARVEY was in Mexico City, something which Marina said she knew about from watching television, another indicator that her English was quite good.
A final bit of evidence we offer is her association with Robert Webster, a Rand Corporation plastics specialist who fake-defected to the Soviet Union 2 weeks before Oswald, and who re-entered the US 2 weeks before Oswald. Webster stated that he knew Marina although the latter denied it. Unfortunately she made a Freudian slip of sorts when she told a Russian friend that her husband was in the USSR for a trade show, precisely the circumstances under which Webster was in the USSR. It is well known that HARVEY was not on a trade show mission, and therefore that Marina knew Webster.
Since Webster did not speak Russian, and evidence exists that Marina met with Webster in the USSR in Leningrad and in Moscow, it was necessary for Marina to have good English skills to communicate with Webster in what A J Weberman called an espionage ring operated by the CIA.
Many other small details of the story fabricated by the US insurgents who took over the government in 1963 give convincing proofs that Marina Oswald knew and spoke English, and quite well at that.
The significance of this revelation - though by no means new - is that Marina and the government were deceiving us when they pretended that she knew no English. It also confirms the probability that Marina was a spy, but for whose side was she working? We will address that subject soon enough.
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