The Odio Incident is a key to the JFK Assassination

Pict_SylviaOdioHer name is Silvia Odio and she proved Oswald was a part of a larger conspiracy, testimony that blew the Warren Commission fairy tale to pieces, so they took it, published it, and then ignored all its implications. Decades later British journalist Anthony Summers tracked down Odio and re-interviewed her and her sister. A few years ago, notorious disinfo artist Gerald “I see nothing” Posner claimed Odio was mentally unstable. I’ll include a link to Summers’ interview and judge for yourself how stable or unstable she is.

Like all military-style operations, despite impeccable planning, things immediately go wrong the instant the first wave hits the beach, and the assassination of JFK was certainly no different. Oswald, for example, was never supposed to be taken alive, a huge blunder that made the clean-up really messy. I suspect they wanted Oswald shot dead in the room overlooking Dealey Plaza with the open window, the Carcarno rifle in his hands. But he ate lunch downstairs and then went straight to the lunch room to get a bottle of coke out of the vending machine when the first wave of police arrived to search the building. One of the later officers at the scene said Oswald soon fled the scene in a Rambler station wagon driven by a Cuban. He arrived home and picked up his revolver and was told to make contact in a nearby movie theater. Instead of fleeing downtown, where buses where available, he went into a movie theater, the perfect location for a clandestine meeting. Later, while in the Dallas jail, he reportedly tried to make a phone call to a number associated with a former Naval Intelligence agent in North Carolina, but someone at the switchboard pulled the plug so the call never went through.

Lee Harvey Oswald Military IDOriginally, the assassination was supposed to be blamed on Castro, and used as a pretense to invade Cuba. A lot of time and effort had gone into sheep-dipping Oswald as a pro-Castro fanatic. But he was also sheep-dipped as an anti-Castro fanatic who blamed the Bay of Pigs fiasco on JFK. The Bay of Pigs is a complex story. Allen Dulles, head of CIA, was fired because he screwed up the air cover and left Castro’s meager jet force untouched. The invaders had no jets so they lost the air war instantly, ending all hope of success. It was a stupid plan anyway and never had much of a chance, and really just depended on using the incident as an excuse to justify a full-scale rescue mission, only JFK was furious at how inept it was, and refused to send in the cavalry, scuttling the mission, although he did buy back the survivors.

In 1962, Odio’s father was jailed and accused of plotting Castro’s murder, while she and her teenage sister were living in Dallas. In late September, just a month before the assassination, the Odio sisters were visited by three men, two of whom claimed to be members of her father’s organization, the Junta Revolucionanria, a left-wing organization that was anti-capitalist but also anti-Castro. They claimed the white man with them, introduced as Leon Oswald, had just volunteered to go kill Castro. Having been warned by her father about strange men bearing tales of intrigue, Odio refused to get involved with any illegal activities or admit them inside her apartment, so they left. The event was witnessed by her sister.

The next day, the tall leader of the group (who called himself Leopoldo), phoned to say: “Leon is a former Marine and an expert marksman. He says we Cubans don’t have guts because we should have killed Kennedy after the Bay of Pigs.”

A few weeks later, Odio saw Oswald on TV and instantly recognized him. She called the police and volunteered her story, and it became part of the public record.

JFKtorres2Over the decades it’s been pretty well established that Leopoldo was the Intelligence Chief for Brigade 2506, the group massacred at the Bay of Pigs, a man really named Bernardo De Torres (note he is fourth from the right and the tallest in the photo at left). De Torres had been captured and jailed and just recently released and returned to the States when he met the Odios.

De Torres later told his daughter he was in Florida the day of the assassination and had launched his own private investigation into the incident but had to abruptly halt it after discovering the truth. He showed up and volunteered as an investigator for Jim Garrison after Garrison launched the only real government investigation. Yet every promising lead De Torres unveiled to Garrison led into a dead-end. De Torres’ primary aim seemed to be casting suspicion on Castro as Kennedy’s real killer. Eventually Garrison became convinced De Torres was secretly working with the CIA to disrupt the investigation.

After being dismissed from Garrison’s inner circle, De Torres immediately went to work for super spook Mitch Werbell as an arms dealer in Latin America, and, according to some, became a major player in the narcotics trade. Gaeton Fonzi would establish that De Torres was one of the 25-odd spooks in and around Dealey Plaza that day and was posing as a photographer during the event. Apparently, De Torres kept those photos in a safe deposit box as his own personal life insurance policy.

But no matter how you slice this story, you can’t continue the fiction that Oswald was a lone nut without a single co-conspirator. And as I repeatedly sift through these facts to reveal their true essence, it stands out that the scripted evolution of Leon Oswald, from Castro killer to JFK killer, is the exact same evolution experienced by the Executive Action Team inside CIA counterintelligence, a unit run by James Angleton, William Harvey, and Johnny Roselli.

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Author: Steven Hager

I'm a writer, journalist, filmmaker and event producer.

4 thoughts on “The Odio Incident is a key to the JFK Assassination”

  1. I still do not understand how an American public could not see a conspiracy in dallas, if it was so cut and dry why is the government still holding back info that was suppose to be released decades ago and push the release date to decades into the future?

  2. Reblogged this on Flying Tiger Comics and commented:
    Like all military-style operations, despite impeccable planning, things immediately go wrong the instant the first wave hits the beach, and the assassination of JFK was certainly no different. Oswald, for example, was never supposed to be taken alive, a huge blunder that made the clean-up really messy. I suspect they wanted Oswald shot dead in the room overlooking Dealey Plaza with the open window, the Carcarno rifle in his hands. But he moved unexpectedly down to the lunch room to get a soda out of the vending machine when the first wave of police arrived searching the building. Oswald knew he was being set-up as the patsy at that moment, and fled the scene on foot, likely desperate to make contact with his controller in Washington, James Angleton, to find out who’s operation was targeting him. Instead of fleeing towards the downtown, where buses were available, he went into a movie theater, likely because he wanted to remain in a public place to avoid his own assassination. While in the Dallas jail, he reportedly tried to make a phone call to a number associated with Naval Intelligence, but someone at the switchboard pulled the plug so that call never went through.

  3. You’ve got a lot of names and places and facts and details, but they are not in any proper order. When you tell me they tried to blame the assass. on Castro, I know you are way off base. That was never the plan. The one good thing in your story is you bring in the Cubans. But how can you get the rest so wrong. Let’s talk about Sylvia, since you put her picture in here. The “Odio Incident” is a complete farce because it is based on a mistaken identity of one of the 3 late night visitors. For some reason, Sylvia (mistakenly) thought on of them, Leon, was LHO. It wasn’t it was Bernardo De Torres. Wasn’t he one of the Alpha66 people from Harlandale? I think so. But as we now know, “Leon” was not LHO. And because of that, everything Sylvia said after seeing,who she thought was LHO on TV, but was mistaken. After her mistaken identity everything she says is “fruit from the poison tree.” It’s not credible. If she can’t even get the identity right, then nothing is right.
    You say you tracked down and interviewed her sister. Which one? I’m going to say it was Annie, the fourteen year old. Now there’s a credible witness!
    The person I talked to from Alpha66 told me LHO was being set up. He thought he was being groomed to kill Castro. That’s why he went to the Texas Theater to meet the person who was suppose to fly him over the border, change to a bigger plane, and then go onto Mexico City, where he’d be flown to Cuba. This was told to me by a A66 person. but let’s suppose I never heard that. If so, then what was the reason for LHO to go to the theater? To hide? Take in a movie?
    FYI: Johnny Roselli was a hit man, a friend of Momo, and Marcello. William Harvey would never employ a hack mafia hit man. He only used company train assassins.
    Let’s go back to Sylvia. Why did the 3 guys knock on Sylvia’s door? Don’t forget they originally asked for Sarita. Why? How did they know where Sarita lived? Would it interest you to know that Sarita was working with the Dallas Alpha66 people? The story of her being a college student at DU was a cover story. Sylvia did not know about her activities with A66 or about any “college student” cover story. Sarita’s family was one of (but not the only) people the cover story was for. She had an involvement in the activities on Fri. Nov. 22. Did you know she flew out of town on Friday afternoon? Why? And with who? Along with the cover story, she had a “cover” name. What was it? Well, what do you know. That makes it a conspiracy!

    1. Rob, Harvey and Roselli were best friends. You act like you know, but you lead into rabbit holes. What a bunch of mud you have manifested here. Something to study.

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