2017-06-18 00:26:37 UTC
He continues to make the mistake, in my view, of saying that he believes
that Phillips (he states pretty clearly that he believes Bishop was
Phillips) instructed Oswald to go to the Cuban consulate in MC and request
a visa. But Phillips knew, he says, that the Cubans would not grant Oswald
a visa at that time - it would take several months - and so the order was
intended to connect Oswald to the Cubans for some other purpose. He
suggests/believes it's possible that the idea was to connect Oswald to
Havana and, through that, connect the assassination from LHO to Cuba.
But Duran stated - and the evidence shows - that Oswald requested a
*transit* visa and not a visa to go to Cuba. This was why Oswald went to
the Soviet Embassy in MC since Duran said that Havana needed proof that he
was going to the Soviet Union, i.e., a Soviet visa, and only transiting
through Cuba on the way there.
So, how is having Oswald request a transit visa - one that allows you to
say a very short while in the country as you travel to the country of your
destination - connecting Oswald to Cuba? It sure doesn't to me.
Frankly, I don't see how having Oswald being REJECTED by the Cubans for a
regular visa connects him to Cuba either.
Hardway also raises the obvious question about Phillips having both Oswald
and Veciana meet together in Dallas in a public area. That makes no sense
and is simply not the way a smart operative like Phillips would work. It's
far too risky. Unless, he suggests, both Oswald and Veciana were working
on some operation together. But that makes no sense since Veciana never
mentions any operation he had with Oswald and in his account of the
meeting doesn't mention Phillips discussing anything of note. It was small
talk about Cuba.
Hardway is a very smart guy but some of the ideas he embraces is a mystery