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Here is what Marguerite Oswald believed. And the more I have thought about it over the years, the more sense it makes.
We were living in the midst of the Cold War. Everyone feared Russia. Everyone feared the bomb. We went to sleep at night hoping that some Intercontinental Ballistic Missile wouldn’t wipe us off the face of the earth before morning. Peddlers were selling bomb shelters from one end of the country to the other.
According to Marguerite Oswald, the government had agents set up in every major city in the country. They had all been given convincing and unshakable back stories that linked them to Russia or Cuba or some other unsavory enemy of ours. Lee Harvey was one of them.
Those in power feared that the Russians would some day assassinate the President.
If it happened, God forbid, the government needed some Patsy already set up in the city so they could immediately have someone to arrest within hours after a President had fallen. The script had already been written. Arrest somebody, and the nation would relax. If a President died, and the assassin remained on the loose, and no one knew who fired the fatal shot, the nation, they feared, would go into a state of panic, and they could not take that chance. People would be running loose in the streets, loading their rifles, and waiting for the Russians to attack.
Mixing Pop and Politics he asks me what the use is
I offer him embarrassment and my usual excuses
While looking down the corridor
Out to where the van is waiting
I'm looking for the Great Leap Forward
Australians don't mind criminals: It's successful bullshit artists we despise.
The Cold War ran on bullshit.
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