Episode 287 – Meet Lee Harvey Oswald, Sheep-Dipped Patsy

by | Nov 16, 2013 | Episodes, Podcasts | 25 comments

In this week’s special documentary episode of the podcast, we explore the life and legend of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was he a poor, disgruntled loner or an overachieving marine? A presidential assassin or a sheep-dipped patsy? Find out in this week’s edition of The Corbett Report.

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Lee Harvey Oswald. The truth about what happened with JFK begins where the myth of Lee Harvey Oswald ends. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Go directly to jail…and die.

So who was Lee Harvey Oswald? Well, it depends who you want to believe. You can take him at face value or you can listen to the same people who sold you the Gulf of Tonkin, incubator babies and WMDs in Iraq, Jessica Lynch, and a million other lies.

Yes, that’s Dan Rather. Yes, the same Dan Rather who rose to prominence for his reporting on the ground in Dallas during those hectic few days surrounding the assassination of Kennedy, the capture of Oswald, Oswald’s own death. The same Dan Rather who, as one of the first and only people in the world to see the now-infamous Zapruder film before it was locked up by Skull & Bones / CIA asset Henry Luce’s Time/Life for 12 years and hidden away from the public, used that occasion to rush back to the studio so he could lie about it on air.

And that was the American public’s perception of the murder of their president for over a decade, until they actually had the chance to see it with their own eyes, presented courtesy of none other than Geraldo Rivera.

“Upsetting.” Is the word “upsetting” adequate to the task, Geraldo? Horrifying, perhaps. There, on live TV, the public witnessed not just the grisly death of the president, but with their own eyes they saw how an entire web of lies had been spun around JFK’s death by a spider more insidious than any arachnid. Not “forward with considerable violence” but “back and to the left.”

But why? Why the lie? Why the rush to capture, kill and posthumously indict this man: Lee Harvey Oswald? And if he wasn’t who they said he was, then who was he really?

In order to sort through any pile of manure, let alone one that has been piled high for 50 years, you have to get your hands dirty. So let us examine the manure that we are expected to swallow surrounding the official mythos of Oswald, the wizard of Dealey with his magic bullets.

So how can we unlock this myth? The keys to this story are all right in front of our face, if only we’ll recognize them.

A hero? Maybe not exactly. But the lone assassin of the president? Certainly not.

The term for it in intelligence circles is sheep-dipping. It’s when a military or intelligence asset is given a civilian cover to continue their work for the government in a way that can’t be traced back. It explains why Timothy McVeigh wrote letters to his sister claiming he had been selected for an elite Special Forces unit at Fort Bragg that participated in government-sanctioned assassinations and drug running shortly before “leaving” the service and beginning his transformation from ultra-successful Bronze Star Army hero into the monster of the Oklahoma City Bombing. It also explains how Lee Harvey Oswald, a dirt poor Marine Corps runt from Louisiana managed to learn fluent Russian, get discharged from the Marines, fly to Europe with money he didn’t have, stay at the most luxurious hotels along the way, and waltz into the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. It also explains why the U.S. Embassy loaned him the money to come back to the States after meeting and marrying his Russian wife, and even gave him a “military hop” home.

Oswald was a sheep-dipped asset, likely working for the CIA in the fake defector scheme they had to run spies into the Soviet Union in the 1950s. This program has been documented since the time of the House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970s, which uncovered the internal CIA documents confirming the program. JFK researcher Lisa Pease explains.

Oswald’s legend had been carefully established, a trail of cookie crumbs that led to the Soviet Union, and to the activities of some highly dubious pro-Castro Cuban groups. So all that was needed once the President had been lured into the killing grounds and the turkey shoot was over was to round up their man.

Then it was just a question of finishing off the job, courtesy of another man claiming to be a patsy.

…But when we talk about Lee Harvey Oswald, the question has to be raised: do we know who we’re talking about? Are we even talking about one man?

Maybe it’s too late. Maybe we’ll never find the real Lee Harvey Oswald underneath the decades of manure that have been piled on top of his story. But there is one thing of which we can be certain: the rush to frame, capture, kill and convict in the court of public opinion this alleged disgruntled loner only makes sense as a distractionary measure. To keep the public focused on the how, instead of the real question. The transgressive question. The question that really matters: why?

50 years ago this month there was a coup d’etat in America. A coup that placed the shadow government of the National Security state—born in 1947 and already controlling more and more of the apparatus of government—firmly in the seat of power in America. It was a coup that occurred in broad daylight. Everyone saw it. And no one can speak its name. That is the ultimate coup.

Perhaps we will never know who Lee Harvey Oswald was, what he knew, whether in fact he was more a character than a man, a character with more than one actor. But in the final conclusion, we have no reason to doubt that he told the truth after all, there in the ominous hours before his death.


  1. Harold Weisberg JFK records collection now online.

    Harold Weisberg was an Office of Strategic Services officer during World War II, U.S. Senate staff member, an investigator for the Senate Committee on Civil Liberties, a U.S. State Department intelligence analyst, and an investigative reporter. He devoted 40 years of his life to researching and writing about the Kennedy and King assassinations. His first book, Whitewash: The Report on the Warren Report (1965), was the first critical study of the government’s official version of what happened in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Seven of the eight books Weisberg published after Whitewash were about the Kennedy assassination. Over time, Weisberg became recognized, both nationally and internationally, as the dean of writers critical of the official version of the JFK assassination known as the Warren Commission Report. Harold Weisberg donated the world’s largest accessible private collection of government documents and public records relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to Hood College and the Beneficial-Hodson Library at Hood College, which donated a copy to the National Security Internet Archive. The archive also includes about 85,000 pages of FBI documents on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and some material relating to the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

    • There is a lot of similarities between the 1963 Coup that included the Assassination of JFK and the “New Peal Harbor Events” on 9/11/01.
      The M.O. is key in that the Cover-up was well planned and in place before the Events took place.
      I have come to call it, Rule by the three D’s; Deception, Diversion, and Division (whereby they play the deceived against the truth seekers)
      Perhaps, as we uncover the shear evil behind the COVID19 Scam, the mold will be broken, and the truth will be known to all that will hear it.

      • Truth is already known to them who are ready to receive the information.

  2. Around June 9 or 10, 2019…
    For the historical record, it has been noted that YouTube has censored this Corbett video of 11/16/2013, Episode 287 – Meet Lee Harvey Oswald, Sheep-Dipped Patsy.

    When trying to play it on YouTube, the screen says:
    “Video unavailable”
    “This video contains content from A&E, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.”

    • Your link sent me to a blank page w/ some security ish. idk what this means. What was on the video?

      • The video is available for me. It shows a clip from the 1991 Oliver Stone’s JFK movie in which Kevin Costner presents the sequence of events to the curt and especially insists on showing and repeating the part from the Zapruder recording where JFK is depicted making the motion with his head from front to back and to the left.

        The entire film is available here:

  3. Thanks for running this again James. I had forgotten about the 1981 exhuming of the body in Oswald’s grave. The mortician who placed the body in the grave said it had been disturbed after the burial and before the exhumation. He recognized the clothes. The head did not show the marks on the skull from the autopsy. He thought the head (which had Oswald’s teeth, matching his dental records) might have been switched after the burial. Evidence for two Oswalds.

  4. Fascinating.

    It is my strong opinion that Oswald was a CIA asset under the protection of the Soviets.

    The collaboration between the Americans and Soviets (including the Cuban missile crisis, Bay of Pigs and the Kennedy assassination led to the most profitable operation in history: the cold war.

    Oswald was identified as being connected to Cuba and the Soviet Union. A very carefully constructed patsy.

    • Shaw wrote Collateral Damage: The Mysterious Deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Kilgallen, and the Ties that Bind Them to Robert Kennedy and the JFK Assassination


      • It’s an interesting tale centered mostly on RFK who caused JFK’s death by going after the mob after double crossing them after the mob helped JFK win the ellection.

        However, the way Shaw presents this, he seems to posit that a mobster Angelo had JFK killed, which to me is ridiculous. Mob certainly played a role in the.mirder, but doing something like that was impossible without state actors.

        Shaw is also claiming that it was easier/safer for the mob to kill JFK than RFK. Quite ridiculous.

        His claims that RFK was to blame for MM’s death do pass the smell test, it’s certainly interesting. Later probable murder of DK stinks of another state ran op, but Shaw does not seem to want to go there.

        Shaw has probably been part of the mainstream too long. I also was shaking my head when he made a statement about how Sirhan was rightfully convicted by the jury and that’s that. Again, according to him the mob killed RFK.

        Layers of an onnion. During these interviews they also refer to “variants” on a few occasions, people just don’t want to go some places.

  5. Every aspect of Lee was almost written by a screenwriter , quadruple double agent who had a double and was killed by an associate who was then assassinated with cancer weapon they had developed with Judith Vary Baker, and Ferrie and Mary Sherman !
    The Fourth Reich is the real monster and central playwright and only the dead can testify of this evil !

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” — George Orwell, ‘1984’

    • Indeed. We are in the same war of words and remything of history today…9/11; Sandy Hook; Covid; The Boston Marathon; etc.

      Excellent quote, quite in line with the New Democratic Party of inclusion.

  6. Easter Sunday – April 9, 2023 (evening)

    I re-watched “Meet Lee Harvey Oswald, Sheep-Dipped Patsy”.
    For me, it was almost like watching it for the first time.
    I was so impressed by how Corbett told the story.
    The footage/references contained in this presentation are impressive.

    A BIG take-away lesson from this episode…
    SOP – Standard Operating Procedure –> Confusion
    Notice how confusion and misinformation are deliberately woven into events.
    (e.g. Oswald doubles, the theatre, autopsy)

  7. When i hear, Sheep dipped patsy, i can’t help but think back to the interviews given by Leroy Fletcher Prouty. Many thanks, Mr. Corbett!

    Dan Raddish….sheesh!

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