Monday, April 1, 2013

First Impressions: Me & Lee

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If anyone is looking for the neutron bomb for the Kennedy Lone Nut theory and a torrid love story all rolled into one, then run – don’t walk – to buy Me & Lee, a book which shines a battery of Krieg lights into dark corners and crevices of the crime of the century. This masterpiece is a canonical book in the JFK Assassination Bible.
The author, Judyth Vary Baker, has produced a blazing barn burner of a story which a stable of Hollywood writers on hallucinogenic drugs could not produce, proving once again that truth is stranger than fiction. The book overturns established classics in the field dealing with Lee Oswald, and has caused us to reconsider important elements of our understanding of this conspiracy to end all conspiracies.
Me & Lee mixes many genres of narrative including autobiographical and historical viewpoints, as well as an unmatched love story William Shakespeare could not touch. Baker is a firsthand witness to history who has done as much as any other to give us extraordinary insight into a cast of characters involved in the most sinister operation against the people of the United States by its treasonous fifth column elites.
The story begins with an autobiographical introduction to Judyth Vary Baker and a traumatic life threatening illness which kept her in a hospital for 18 months at age 5. As a bed ridden child who was not expected to survive, she was nursed back to health by caring Catholic nuns who saw to her education, and helped to sharpen a keen mind with hours of reading.
After leaving the hospital, Vary continued to feed her voracious reading appetite, artistic talents, and athletic abilities, all of which led her to a precocious interest in cancer research, especially after her grandmother died of the disease.
Her pursuit was facilitated by important mentors she met in and out of school, who would provide exceptional support as she developed sophisticated, leading edge experiments which would win local, state, and national awards and recognition, even from the nation’s foremost cancer authorities such as Dr Alton Ochsner, past president of the American Cancer Society, and a man with powerful connections in the highest places.
As a very idealistic high school graduate zealous to find a cure for cancer, she was a favorite among many prestigious schools’ science departments, struggling to select from a bevy of scholarship offers. Her path was guided by fateful outcomes to her many conflicts with her increasingly mentally ill father, which took her from the University of Florida to Tulane University through the agency of Dr Ochsner who had arranged for her to study under the world renowned oncologist Dr Mary Sherman.
While at the University of Florida, Judyth met (and later married) Robert Baker III whose emotional capacity did not exceed that of a hamster, owing in large measure to limited, venal parents who transmitted to their son a well developed love of money and self. His selfish, miserly, controlling personality opened the way to a reluctant affair with Lee Oswald through a happenstance starting at the post office where she anxiously awaited a letter from Robert.
Oswald was Judyth's entre into the murky underworld of intelligence where crime and government coalesced to form a perfect union of conspirators, double crossers, and murderers. Recognizing her possible utility to their own conspiracy, Oswald introduced Vary – not yet Baker – to David Ferrie, Dr Mary Sherman, Jack Ruby, Clay Shaw, Carlos Marcello, Guy Banister, and other characters closely associated with the New Orleans intelligence world. These people to varying degrees, especially Ferrie, Sherman, Ochsner, and Oswald, were racing against time to develop an injectible cancer virus which would rapidly induce death.
The main target of their bioweapon was Fidel Castro, the pariah of American plutocrats who resented the loss of Cuba as the vice capital of the Carribean – to say nothing of the sugar and fruit plantations. The rationale for killing Castro was that his assassination would divert attention from President Kennedy who was equally loathed by the plutocrats running the CIA. Such a diversion might give him more time to live or possibly escape the assassins’ death altogether.
This usage of medicine was not at all for what Vary had signed up. She wanted to find a cure for the dreaded disease – not find out how to propagate it – and certainly not for the purpose of murder. Although she had gotten so deep into the plot that there was no safe way out, her conscience eventually caught up with her when she crossed Ochsner by reminding him in writing that injecting the virus into healthy people was unethical. This act of truthiness damned her promising career as an oncologist, and put her in the cross hairs of powerful vengeful men.
Ferrie, Shaw, and Oswald headed to Jackson, LA to inject the cancer into victims at the East Louisiana State Mental Hospital as final testing for its ultimate target. Baker accompanied Oswald on a follow up trip a few weeks later to get blood samples from the victims in order to assess the efficacy of the bioweapon. The successful results required Oswald to take a trip to Mexico City in order to pass the cancer weapon to an agent in Mexico who would smuggle it into Cuba to administer to Castro.
When Oswald goes to Mexico City but fails to make his connection, his previously developed fears about being framed for a murder were confirmed. He grows increasingly anxious about his safety as well as that of his family. Knowing that he is trapped, he makes the best of his situation by looking for ways he might counter the Kennedy assassins. In the end he is overwhelmed by his handlers who rub him out in order to guarantee his silence.
We have only related the barest skeleton of the plot which is moved along by the many interpersonal relationships among the characters, not the least of which is that of Oswald and Baker. They each discover the other’s virtues and flaws, falling into an unbreakable love between soul mates based upon numerous compatibilities and mutual respect.
Along the way we learn much about the central players, facts often unknown to veteran assassination researchers. Oswald’s marriage of convenience to Marina was a rocky tumultuous one which he only remained in because of his children whom he deeply loved. By the fall of 1963 Oswald and Baker had planned to escape to Mexico to start their lives anew.
Of the major characters presented in the story, the only ones to survive the Kennedy assassination were Marcello and Ochsner. The others were quietly and not so quietly murdered as part of a cleanup operation to hide the crime. Baker survived only due to her relative obscurity and youth, but she may well have inadvertently sealed the fate of Oswald at the hands of the imperious CIA asset Alton Ochsner.
Baker brings Oswald into living color, warts and all, to render him a richly textured hero who made the best of his dark underworld CIA swamp. A warm, sentient, noble woman, Baker paints an exhilarating picture of a lustful love affair of which many dream but few experience.
Regarding the physical composition of the hardback copy which we reviewed, we can only say that it is a first class production. The 500+ page book is sturdily bound whose fluent prose reflects the literary talents of its Masters of Arts English graduate, with only two noted proofreading errors. The story elements are richly documented with numerous footnotes, many of which are more revealing than the main narrative.
The book is profusely illustrated showing many of the locations and artifacts of the story, which helps immensely in understanding the geography and connections described in the text. The book also contains a good index and appendices, further substantiating important elements of the story.
When we say that we have only presented a snow flake on the tip of an iceberg, we exaggerate only slightly. This volume packs an enormous amount of information which any seeker of the truth about the assassination must read – especially those wanting to understand Oswald.
The decision to write her story was a difficult one for Baker especially given the threats to her life and family – to say nothing of lost relationships; but following the trail of her lost lover, she has accepted the risks of witnessing to the truth. For this we salute Judyth and send our love.

Me & Lee: How I came to Know, Love, and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald, Judyth Vary Baker, Trine Day LLC, Waterville, OR, 2010

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