Oswald Is Innocent Jerry Policoff Column


National Security Action Memorandum Number 263: South Vietnam, October 11, 1963.
Discussion of Viet Nam withdrawal at JFK's final press conference


from JFK and the Unspeakable: Why he died and why it matters by James Douglass
about the Kennedy - Morse meeting of November 12, 1963:

Senator Wayne Morse came to the White House to see the president about his education bills. Kennedy wanted to talk instead about Vietnam -- to his most vehement war critic. Morse had been making two to five speeches a week in the Senate against Kennedy on Vietnam. JFK took Morse out into the White House Rose Garden to avoid being overheard or bugged by the CIA.
The president the startled Morse by saying: "Wayne, I want you to know you're absolutely right in your criticism of my VIetnam policy. Keep this in mind. I'm in the midst of an intensive study which substantiates your position on Vietnam. When I'm finished, I want you to give me half a day and come over and analyze it point by point."
Taken aback, Morse asked the president if he understood his objections.
Kennedy said, "If I don't understand your objections by now, I never will."
JFK made sure Morse understood what he was saying. He added, "Wayne, I've decided to get out. Definitely!"
Yet a mind needs hands to carry out its intentions. A president's hands are his staff and extended government bureaucracy. As Kennedy knew, when it came down to the nitty-gritty of carrying out his decision to end the Vietnam War, his administrative hands were resistant to doing what he wanted them to do, especially his Pentagon hands. He also knew that to withdraw from Vietnam "after I win the election" in the fall of 1964, he now had to inspire his aides to continue moving the machinery for withdrawal that he activated on October 11 with National Security Action Memorandum 263."

"After the American University address, John Kennedy and Nikita Krushchev began to act like competitors in peace. They were both turning. However, Kennedy's rejection of Cold War politics was considered treasonous by forces in his own government. In that context, which Kennedy knew well, the American University address was a profile in courage with lethal consequences. President Kennedy's June 10, 1963 call for an end to the Cold War, five and one-half months before his assassination, anticipates Dr. King's courage in his April 4, 1967, Riverside Church address calling for an end to the Vietnam War, exactly one year before his assassination. Each of those transforming speeches was a prophetic statement provoking the reward a prophet traditionally receives. John Kennedy's American University address was to his death in Dallas as Martin Luther King's Riverside Church address was to his death in Memphis."
-- James Douglass "JFK and the Unspeakable: why he died and why it matters"
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Oswald Innocence Campaign, Santa Barabara, CA. Administrator Ralph Cinque. "We are an organization of JFK researchers committed to spreading the truth that -- in spite of ingenious efforts to conceal it -- Lee Harvey Oswald was the "Man in the Doorway" in the famous Altgens photo, which thereby exonerates him of any and all guilt in the murder of President Kennedy. It is the smoking gun of the JFK assassination. The Pacific Coast Blues Band has recorded our anthem for JFK truth. The video is on Youtube: "He Didn't Do It." The truth about Lee Harvey Oswald can clearly be seen where he is standing in the doorway of the Texas School Book Depository during the assassination. Lee was watching the passing motorcade, and it proves that he could not have been up on the 6th floor firing at President Kennedy. There was a conspiracy in the JFK assassination, and Lee Harvey Oswald was innocent. We provide abundant photographic evidence and many JFK assassination facts and figures which prove conspiracy and cover-up. Stop the lies! Lee Harvey Oswald outside!

Corbett Report, Meet Lee Harvey Oswald, Sheep-Dipped Patsy, Nov. 15, 2013 (48:46 minutes).

Dr. Gerald McKnight

"The evidence is that Oswald was in front of the building. There were people who saw him in front of the building. I am satisfied in my own mind from Secret Service evidence and other evidence that Lee Harvey Oswald was the Man in the Doorway." Professor Gerald McKnight

Senior Members of the Oswald Innocence Campaign

David Wrone     Jim Fetzer     Ralph Cinque     Vincent Salandria
Richard Hooke     James Norwood     Mark Lane     Phillip F. Nelson
Peter Janney     Gerald McKnight     Larry Rivera     Roy Schaeffer
Dennis Cimino     Ted Coeyman     Donald Fallon     Staffan H. Westerberg
Donald Miller     Pat Shannan     Graham Waite     Tyler Newcomb
Valerie Newcomb Woods     Orlando Martin     Jerry Kroth     Craig Roberts
Pete Mellor     Richard Charnin     Michael Pinchot     John Hankey
Tony Longo

David Wrone, retired Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP), is the honored mentor of the Oswald Innocence Campaign. Professor Wrone offered courses on The Great Books of Western Civilization, Native American history, and the JFK assassination. He is the author of The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: A Comprehensive Historical and Legal Bibliography and of The Zapruder Film: Reframing the JFK Assassination. In the latter book, Chapter 11 promotes Oswald as the "Man in the Doorway" and a synopsis thereof headlines the Wrap page.

James H. Fetzer, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Oswald Innocence Campaign. He is a former Marine Corps officer and McKnight University Professor Emeritus and has chaired or co-chaired four national conferences on the death of JFK. He produced the documentary JFK: The Assassination, the Cover-Up, and Beyond (1994). He also edited Assassination Science (1998), Murder in Dealey Plaza (2000), and The Great Zapruder Film Hoax (2003). He co-edits the on-line journal assassinationresearch.com with John Costella, and his regular column on Veterans Today magazine is one of the most widely read JFK columns in the world.

Ralph C. Cinque has worked in the health field as a chiropractor and health spa operator, and he is the former president of an international physicians group. Ralph has also been an avid student of the JFK assassination for many years, and he has had his articles on the assassination published on Veterans Today and on LewRockwell.com-- one of the most widely read alternative news sites in the world.

Vincent Salandria an attorney, is the esteemed "first generation" JFK researcher who figured out on 11/22/63 that the assassination was a state crime. He said on that day that Oswald would be killed and soon. Vince is the author of "False Mystery" which posits that JFK was murdered by the "national security state"- and it is not a mystery, but rather "blatantly obvious" as intended. We are especially honored to have Vincent Salandria join us.

Richard Hooke has a degree in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara, is a former computer systems analyst for Bank of America and is a writer and researcher on the JFK assassination. He has proven astute at figuring out how images were altered and shifted to perpetrate the deception. Richard's uncanny ability to communicate with graphics is exploited extensively on this site.

James Norwood, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, taught humanities and the performing arts at the University of Minnesota for more than 25 years. He is known for his cycle of six courses on the art, literature, history, and ideas of the Western tradition, as well as a semester-long course on the JFK assassination. He recently served as a writer-consultant for a feature-length documentary about Shakespeare. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary, he is offering a lecture series on the JFK assassination through the Learning Life program at the University of Minnesota.

Mark Lane is the renowned author of Rush to Judgment (1966) and The Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK (2011) and other books. Mark was among the very first to question the official story, and he has been the loudest, most prominent voice and the most visible face of Oswald innocence in the world.

Phillip F. Nelson is the author of LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination, in which he contends that Johnson was a cardinal instigator of the plot to kill JFK. LBJ conceived of it perhaps as early as 1961 before enlisting others in 1962-63 to handle its design and execution. Phillip explains how Johnson was uniquely positioned to assemble all the key men--from the financiers to the operational planners and the cover-up experts--to complete the job. And it was all done at the expense of a "patsy" named Lee Harvey Oswald.

Peter Janney grew up in Washington D.C. during the Cold War era of the 1950s and 1960s. His father Wistar Janney was a senior career CIA official. The Janney family was intimately involved with many of the Washington political elite that included the family of Mary and Cord Meyer, as well as other high-ranking CIA officials such as Richard Helms, Jim Angleton, Tracy Barnes, Desmond FitzGerald, and William Colby. In his gripping book, Mary's Mosaic, Peter illuminates a magnitude of real-life evil that most of us could never imagine.

Gerald McKnight is an esteemed Professor of History from Hood College in Maryland. He was the intellectual and material heir of Harold Weisberg, who left all his papers to Dr. McKnight, who then donated them to Hood College for a special archive. Dr. McKnight is the author Breach of Trust, an acclaimed book about the failings of the Warren Commission. He has been an advocate of Oswald in the doorway for decades and said so on national television in a debate on CPAN on Christmas Day 2012.

Larry Rivera was born in Alaska, the son of a career military man who served as CID officer in the Army. He was in Germany on 11/22/63, age 6, and will never forget his father's reaction upon hearing of JFK's murder ("Johnson!") Larry is a Certified Network Engineer and also owns an automotive wholesale parts business. He has made a lifelong study of the JFK assassination, making his first trip to Dealey Plaza in 1991. He attended ASK Symposium in 1993 for the 30th anniversary. He has given interviews about the assassination to Spanish media. Larry has assembled the most complete dossier on Billly Nolan Lovelady ever done.

Roy Schaeffergraduated from Aviation Electronics school in the Marine Corps in 1960. After graduating, he was assigned to the El Toro Air Station in California, just like Oswald. In 1963, he was working as a photo processor at the Dayton Daily News when he personally received the Altgens6 photo-fax. Immediately, he could see signs of alteration, such as "masking" and "opaquing." That began a lifelong commitment to the cause of JFK truth. Roy is the author of 3 books on the JFK assassination (unpublished), plus 9 articles, and his many JFK scrapbooks were donated to the University of Dayton. Roy was among the first researchers to say that it was Oswald in the doorway.

Dennis Cimino was a pilot and electronics signal specialist in the U.S. Navy. His JFK interest began as a teenager. His step-father was in the military, assigned to Turkey. Right after the killing, he saw the torrent of information being released about Oswald- obviously prepared in advance. He also observed that hours before the assassination, bombers were sortied out in high-alert maneuvers that departed from the usual protocol. Just a coincidence? He didn't think so- and neither did his step-son. Dennis has been working avidly with Jim Fetzer for 9/11 truth and Senator Wellstone truth, and now he joins him here to work for JFK truth.

Ted Coeyman had been interested in the JFK assassination since his parents took him to JFK's funeral. He has one of the largest collections of JFK literature in the world. Over the years, he has interacted directly with Penn Jones, Harold Weisberg, and other key figures. Ted has provided Ralph with several important works of JFK research.

Donald Fallon has worked for years in video production for television, and he has a sharp eye for images. Donald has assembled some of the most riveting collages we have of Oswald and Doorman, and after seeing them, no sane, honest person can deny they are the same man.

Staffan H. Westerberg is a freelance journalist from Stockholm, Sweden who has been actively studying the JFK assassination since the late 1970's. He has had several articles published on JFK, and he conducted a reenactment of the Oswald shooting feat, using snipers from a Swedish Army regiment. Of course, none of them, including Staffan himself, could duplicate Oswald's alleged shooting performance.

Donald Miller is a leading cardiovascular surgeon, and he is a professor of cardiac surgery at the University of Washington. He is also a leading nutritional physician. And, he has a longstanding interest in the JFK assassination, borne in-part by his friendship with Dr. Malcolm Perry, who told him the truth about JFK's neck wound seen at Parkland Hospital.

Pat Shannan has been researching the JFK assassination for many years as an author and as a reporter for Spotlight, Media Bypass, and American Free Press. His work has included interviews with important figures, including Marina Oswald. His most recent book is: The JFK Assassination and the Uncensored Story of the Two Oswalds, which Ralph attests is superb.

Graham Waite is a Senior Lecturer in Media Production at Teeside University in the UK. He is involved in dramatizing true stories with projects on BBC Radio and at Tamarine Film Studios. Currently, he is working on a dramatized script about Lee Harvey Oswald to include Oswald in the doorway and elements from "Me and Lee' by Judyth Vary Baker.

Tyler Newcomb is the son of first generation JFK researcher Fred Newcomb, the co-author of Murder from Within, which was the first book to spotlight LBJ's role in the assassination. Ty is active today as a JFK speaker and presenter, and he is also a professional musician.

Valerie Newcomb Woods is the daughter of Fred Newcomb, and like her brother of Ty, she is very active in preserving her father's legacy and promoting JFK truth. Valerie is the curator of her father's research materials, which includes taped interviews with key witnesses in the case, such as Mary Moorman. With Ty, she republished Murder from Within.

Orlando Martin spent 20 years in the US Navy where he was a firearms and ballistics expert. As a drill instructor, he received the Navy/Marine Corp Achievement Medal for the outstanding performance of his company. He participated in Operation Desert Storm and the ensuing liberation of Kuwait. Orlando is also an avid JFK assassination researcher, and he is the author of JFK: Analysis of a Shooting.

Jerry Kroth Ph.D. is an Associate Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Santa Clara University in California. He has written many books, including two on the JFK assassination: Conspiracy in Camelot, and Coup d'Etat. He also lectures extensively on JFK, and his online videos about JFK are widely viewed. Jerry is a strong advocate for Oswald innocence, Oswald in the doorway, and a massive conspiracy that involved LBJ, the CIA, and the Mafia.

Craig Roberts is a former military and police sharpshooter with a long career in the Marines and the Tulsa Police Department. He is the author of Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey PlazaCraig is also a certified firearms instructor, helicopter pilot, and black belt in karate. Craig's account of his visit to the Assassination Museum in Dallas, where he got to size up the kill zone, is very gripping. Craig knew immediately that Oswald could not have done it.

Pete Mellor lives in England. He is a retired college lecturer in marine electronics (radio and radar) much like the work Lee Oswald did in Japan. Pete has been an avid student of the JFK assassination since 1990 and has traveled to the US to attend JFK conferences, including the JFK Lancer symposium in Dallas in 2003 to commemorate the 40th anniversary. He is also a member of the Mary Ferrell Foundation. Pete edits the pages of the OIC site.

Richard Charnin is a mathematician, engineer, and software developer, but he is also an avid JFK researcher. Richard has applied his mathematical ability to the study of the mysterious deaths in the JFK assassination, identifying probabilities that are so remote (trillions against) providing absolute mathematical proof of conspiracy in the JFK assassination.

Michael Pinchot is the author of Mary Mary and JFK which is a biography of Mary Pinchot Meyer, JFK's friend, lover, and confidante, who may have been the closest person in the world to him in the last year of his life. It is non-fiction to the point of JFK's trip to Dallas but then diverts to a fictional account of what might have happened if JFK had survived the assassination attempt and well enough to resume his duties. The book is very interesting and thought-provoking.

John Hankey is a high school teacher from Southern California, but he is also the world's leading advocate of George HW Bush having been in Dealey Plaza on 11/22/63 and having been involved in the assassination of JFK. He is also the world's leading advocate that JFK Jr. was also murdered, that his plane crash was not an accident. John has made movies about both of these, which you can view on his website at bushkilledjfk.com.

Tony Longo is the vocalist, harmonica player, and band leader of Pacific Coast Blues Band from Santa Barbara CA. Tony led the band in a performance of the song He Didn't Do It, an anthem for Oswald Innocence, at our JFK Truth Conference. His recording of it is available on Youtube and Soundcloud.(link at the top of this page) Besides being an accomplished musician, as well as an artist, Tony has been an avid JFK truther and 9/11 truther for many years. Tony went all-out to produce this song for us, and he really made it soar.

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Members' Statement

We, the members of the Oswald Innocence Campaign, maintain that at the time of President Kennedy's assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald was standing in the doorway of the Texas School Book Depository, where he was photographed by James "Ike" Altgens, which is clearly evident upon close examination of the photograph. This discovery categorically exonerates Oswald from having shot the President. We call upon the media to renounce the official story that impugns him--including the "Magic Bullet" theory, which is a conspiratorial fabrication--and we demand that the American government cease obstructing justice by promoting a gross falsehood, based on lies, which has allowed the true killers to remain free, unindicted, and unpunished.

Administrator: Ralph Cinque. If you have any comments or questions or if you would like to join the Oswald Innocence Campaign, then contact Ralph at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

And if you happen to be a prominent JFK assassination researcher or author and you would like to become a Senior Member of the Oswald Innocence Campaign, please contact Ralph at the above email. We want to bring together as many big names as we can from the JFK research community. And as a Senior Member, you will be welcome to submit facts, articles, and reports about the JFK assassination for publication on this site. We welcome anything that champions the truth that Lee Harvey Oswald did not murder President Kennedy.

However, our central focus is and shall remain the Altgens photo and Lee Harvey Oswald's presence in it. Although there are many aspects of the JFK assassination worth emphasizing, we focus upon the Altgens photo simply because: a picture is worth a thousand words. Seeing Lee Harvey Oswald standing in the doorway during the shooting trumps any other evidence in proving his innocence and proving conspiracy. For the other side, it is the most damning and damaging piece of photographic evidence- and we are sure they know it! It is the most compelling, most riveting, and most decisive fact in the entire case.

Note that the Wrap page of this website- which is a work in progress- shall include articles pertaining to other areas of JFK assassination research, while the Resources page already contains a myriad of links to many different facets of the JFK assassination research.

But, the vortex of this campaign is Lee Harvey Oswald standing in the doorway. That one glaring fact blows apart the lies, the distortions, and the fabrications. They can't get past it. We are seeking to destroy half a century of lies with it, and we urge everyone to join us.

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