"Jim Garrison was closer to the truth about conspiracy than anybody has ever been."
I concur with this, and that the origins of the plot were spawned in New Orleans, across a spate of unsavory characters - many with CIA contacts - despite the actual deed being carried out in Dallas. For this reason it's important to at least be aware of some of the aspects of the New Orleans' setting, how Oswald became ensnared and how he was further set up to be the Dallas' patsy.
Was Oswald's involvement in New Orleans, in the Fair Play For Cuba Committee real, or a role?
All indications and evidence - taken in concert - disclose that his involvement was entirely contrived. Let's look at some of the facts, bearing in mind that the political divisions of 'left' and 'right' were alive and quite well at the time, and the right definitely had JFK in their sights, particularly after he federalized the Alabama National guard to force de-segregation over Gov. Geo. Wallace's howls of protest:
- Guy Banister who ran the 544 Camp Street Office, was an extreme right wing former FBI agent, who published a right wing rag known as 'The Louisiana Intelligence Digest', who accused JFK of having 'pinko support for blacks', and had informants on the Louisiana State and Tulane campuses.
(This author has seen old issues of the LID floating around the Tulane campus on visits-excursions to that campus, as late as Sept. of 1964, while attending Loyola University - adjacent to Tulane on St. Charles Ave.).
- Banister maintained the offices in conjunction with the CRC or Cuban Revolutionary Council. The CRC was "the successor to the Frente Revolutionario Democratico, set up by the CIA in
during the last year of the
Eisenhower Administration to overthrow Castro by military force. Mexico
- Oswald himself called into a radio program in Miami ('The Alan Courtney Show', WQAM) November 12, 1962, declaring his support for the on-air guests (Jerry Patrick et
al) involved with the training of anti-Castro troops. (He used the pseudonym Oswald Lee, however)
- Evidence shows that two different stamp configurations were used for the FPCC handbills Oswald handed out on
These were New Orleans
FPCC A J Hidell
P.O. Box 30016, and FPCC 544 Camp Street
 Warren Hinckle and William Turner: 1992, The CIA-Mafia War Against Castro and the Assassination of JFK, Carroll & Graf, p. 231.
 Newman, op. cit., p. 307.
 Newman, ibid.
 Hinckle and Turner, op. cit., p. 258.
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