Her 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.
Originally, 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.
Over 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.