Who, if anyone, knew that Lee Harvey
Oswald was an assassin prior to November 22,1963?
On April 10, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald attempted
to assassinate General Edwin Walker, a right- wing leader
in Dallas with a high-powered rifle, after aborting
a previous attempt on April 5th. The evidence of this
assassination attempt includes the testimony of his
wife, Marina Oswald,, a note in his handwriting Russian
describing what Marina should do, after the Walker shooting,
if he were arrested, killed or had to go into hiding,
photographs of Walker's house from the sniper's position
taken by Oswald's camera and pasted into Oswald's scrapbook,
and a Neutron Activation test that showed that the metallic
elements found in the bullet that was recovered in Walker's
home matched the ammunition used in Oswald's rifle in
the assassination of Kennedy (This technology for this
test, done in 1977, did not exist in 1963). Oswald had
told a number of people he knew that someone should
shoot Walker a month prior to the shooting, and, on
April 5th, when he made his first attempt, he had Marina
take a photograph of him dressed in black, armed to
kill with a rifle and telescopic sight, and holding
in his hand the radical newspaper, The Militant. Those
who reportedly knew that he was a self-styled assassin
1) Marina Oswald. She testified to the Warren Commission
that when Oswald returned on the evening of April 10th,
he explained to her that he had just attempted to kill
General Edwin Walker with his rifle.
2) George De Mohrenschildt. He had seen Oswald's sniper's
rifle. He had heard Oswald make rabid threats against
Walker the prior month. He had received the photograph
which was signed "For George, Lee Harvey Oswald" and dated
April 5th, 1963 (Oswald's first attempt on Walker). If
he had any doubts why Oswald was holding the rifle in
the photo, Marina had scribbled on back in Russian "Hunter
of Fascists. Ha. Ha" After he heard on the radio that
a sniper had fired a shot at General Walker and, next
day, he went over to Oswald's house to find out what had
happened to the rifle. According to Marina's testimony,
he had rushed up the stairs, and said "Lee, how did you
miss General Walker?"
3) Jean De Mohrenschildt. According to Mohrenschildt,
he had told his wife in April 1963, when he left Dallas
to go to Washington DC.
4) J. Walter Moore, a CIA officer working in the CIA's
Domestic Contact Division in Dallas, according to De Mohrenschildt.
De Mohrenschildt told me that he had reported the Walker
assassination attempt and the telltale "Hunter of Fascists"
photograph to Moore. 5)Eusebio Azque, the Cuban counsel
in Mexico City. Marina testified that Oswald brought photos
of the Walker shooting to Mexico to support his request
for a visa to go to Cuba. According to witnesses at the
consulate, Oswald showed these photographs to Azque, and
became involved in a heated argument with him about his
bona fides as a Pro-Castro revolutionary.