posted on Nov, 7 2007 @ 11:21 PM
Marina Oswald is indeed quite a conundrum. But having spoken to her on several occasions, both in person and on the telephone, I have come to think of
her as the female counterpart to Lee Oswald --- a patsy.
As you mentioned, she was related to a man who was a member of the Soviet MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs some sections of which functioned as
secret police). In the fall of 1959, Marina moved to Minsk, Russia, to live with this man, her maternal uncle, Colonel Ilya Vasilyevich Prusakov,
ranking MVD officer, a leading citizen of Minsk and a Communist Party member. It was at her uncle’s urging that she attended a dance in March, 1961,
where she was introduced to a young man using the name Alik. His Russia was so good that Marina thought he was a Russian, although he had a accent
that indicated he came from one of the Baltic countries --- Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania. She was surprised to later find out that Alik was actually
an American named Lee Harvey Oswald.
The swiftness of their marriage, the lavish lifestyle they enjoyed in Minsk and the ease with which they were able to leave Russia for America (with
money borrowed from the US Government!) all indicates that some sort of intelligence game was afoot. There is ample evidence to indicate that the
Oswald in Russia was not the same Oswald born in New Orleans in 1939. A switch had taken place. But the Russian Oswald is the only one that Marina
ever met. To her, he was Lee Harvey Oswald.
Upon the couple’s arrival in America, it is unlikely that Marina had any intelligence role except perhaps to keep tabs on Oswald. She was only 20
years old with two small children and no English language skills. She was totally at the mercy of whoever befriended and guided her. At the time of
the assassination, she initially told reporters, “Lee is good man. He not shoot anyone.” But after being taken into federal custody and held for
weeks, she was paraded in front of the media and said her husband was JFK’s assassin.
In later years, Marina matured, raised her daughters and maintained a home just east of Dallas. She learned English and became quite outspoken in her
belief that Lee had been set up as the patsy in the assassination. She even was vocal in accusing members of the secret societies, such as the Council
on Foreign Relations and Bilderbergers, of playing a role in the assassination, which may explain why, in all the media hubbub each year regarding the
assassination, you never see any substantial interviews with Marina Oswald.
As for the backyard photos, she once told me she remembered taking photos in the backyard of their Neely Street apartment. But the evidence of
fabrication – even Oswald told the police that it was his head superimposed on someone else’s body – is so strong that I suspect that while
Marina might actually have some vague memories of taking photos in the backyard, they most certainly were not the photos later used to incriminate
Oswald. For example, initially Marina stated she had taken only one photo, then changed this to two once it was pointed out that the authorities had
two pictures. This does not explain the third backyard photo which turned up 15 years after the assassination in the hands of a Dallas policeman’s
widow who had worked for Jack Ruby in 1963.