Excerpts from "We Were Controlled"

Excerpts from "We Were Controlled," by Lincoln Lawrence, University Books, 1967:

A small group of hard-as-steel international criminals (with German-Argentine intellectual and scientific backgrounds) carefully calculated that:

The coincidence of the assassination of a President of the United States . . . and the sim- ultaneous scandalizing and collapse of the commodities market . . . would rapidly drive the stock market down at least 30 points ! Having advance knowledge of this event . . . the group would sell short on a heavily financed scale . . . and a profit of perhaps a half-billion dollars would be divided amongst its members !

Victims of the advanced techniques of behavior control--R.H.I.C. and E.D.O.M. Lee Oswald, Jack Ruby and key figures in the commodities market were used, without their knowledge, as the human tools by which the end result would be achieved. And thus . . . more money was to be accrued from one single crime than ever before in history! This, in effect, is The Rumor. The job of this book is to ascertain whether the facts support it! In the course of examining the structure of The Rumor we will learn just how far advanced the art of Behavior Control is today. Is it a tool, a weapon, Or at the very worst, a scientific nightmare that threatens our freedom and security?


There are two particularly dreadful procedures which have been developed. Those working and playing with them secretly call them R.H.I.C. and E.D.O.M. Radio-Hypnotic Intracerebral Control and Electronic Dissolution of Memory.

Although the general public is still in the dark about the progress being made (and the implications of such progress upon the freedoms of man), the United Nations is quite aware of it. The International Brain Research Organization-IBRO-was formed by UNESCO and held lts first formal meeting in Paris in October of 1960. Present-day work in thought control is undoubtedly under UN observation.


Returning to our investigation of The Rumor, we note that in tlne period from 1958 to 1959, a figure in the case decided to go to Switzerland and apparently to Germany. In Switzerland, he would, he stated, like to attend the Albert Schweitzer College in order to, among other things, "broaden my knowledge of German and live in a healthy atmosphere and Good Moral atmosphere."

The man (under an influence? . . . perhaps one that continued long after) who applied for a passport to Switzerland and Germany on September 21, 1959, was Lee Harvey Oswald. The world has a picture of Oswald as a Castro-Moscow sympathizer. That would lead us to accept his interest in Spanish and Russian . . . But little known to us was his interest, by his own statement, in German!

The "strong" man that those close to Lee Oswald said was his best friend in those months before the assassination was George De Mohrenschildt. This clever, sophisticated man, whose international background included friendships With Jackie Kennedy's father and mother, somehow found time to attune himself to the conversational sparkle of the Oswald household.

George De Mohrenschildt was born in Mozyr, Russia. His father was of German descent. George, unlike his brother, obscured his German heritage by a change of name from Von Mohrenschildt to De Mohrenschildt. This fact was brought out by assistant counsel Albert Jenner in information gathered for the Warren Report. Jenner has since been condemned along with the rest of the Commission for lack of zeal in digging out the real facts. Nevertheless, it is interesting to note that he scratched far enough below the surface to uncover the fact that in the 1940's De Mohrenschildt was involved in a business venture called Facts, Inc., with a questionable partner, a "distant" cousin named Baron Maydell. Jenner suggested that Maydell was accused of being a German spy. De Mohrenschildt admitted that people considered Maydell pro-Nazi.

A particnlarly odd coincidence showing up as a result of Jenner's interrogation has to do with De Mohrenschildt's father. He was seized by the Communist regime for being outspoken, but decided later not to flee from Russia. To quote De Mohrenschildt, his father heard from somebody that they (the Communists) had become liberal" and so he "stayed in Minsk..." Lee Harvey Oswald was later to stay in Minsk.

--pp. 61-63

In the bars and cafes of the world where tired intelligence men of all nations take their coffee or wine, the inside talk of the profession often turns to Oswald. He is a natural subject for the after hours trade-talk that they love so dearly. Oh, it's discreet enough. Men who work in the same department, in the same office, even in teams on the same assignments pass the time this way. Trading tidbits on Oswald, theories about his possible connections with the various intelligence branches, foreign and domestic, is a popular pastime.

The initial basis for shop-talk speculation as to Oswald's connections "higher up" rests simply upon his access to money. Money to travel with.

Ask your next door neighbor if he'd like to travel more . . . he'll probably look at you oddly and reply, "Of course, if I had the money!"

Lee Harvey Oswald always had the time (which means loss of regular salary) . . . and he always seemed to have the money.

He travelled to Los Angeles, to Mexico, to London, to Moscow and back. He travelled to whatever spot his strange destiny drove him . . . and when he wanted to !

In a questioning session with Wesley J. Liebeler (Assistant Counsel to the Warren Commission), Nelson Delgado, a "buddy" of Oswald's during his Marine days, said in part, ". . . and just after he started receiving these letters-you-see-he would never go out, he'd stay near the post all the time. He always had money."

Liebeler noted the point and made Delgado repeat the answer.

Oswald had money to pay for the tuition to a college he was interested in. He had the money to pay back the State Department for the loan they made to him for his return from Russia. He had the money to buy firearms, travel constantly, and money for "causes."

An example of this occurred when he printed literature on behalf of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee without their knowledge or authorization and at his own expense.

A New York City radio personality, Long John Nebel, has stated that a Lee Oswald phoned him from Louisiana and offered to make the trip to New York at his own expense just in order to discuss political matters on Nebel's top-rated discussion show. (Nebel shrewdly assayed Oswald's personality and declined the offer.)

For certain things . . . Lee Oswald. . . had money . . . make no mistake about it. Not for Marina or his home particularly.. . but for expediting his actions.

Did this money come from the CIA, FBI, State Department, Castro or the Soviets? No, not according to The Rumor.

But it was there to be had . . . made available to him by some group . . . for a reason.

The simple fact is the most convincing argument to men who follow the professional intelligence craft . . . that he was "somebody's man."

The Rumor crystallizes a picture of Lee Oswald as a ''high-jacked sleeper." In intelligence jargon that simply means that he was selected by one group and maneuvered into the orbit of another group which trained and prepared him for work in the future when they (the second group) might have need for his "special" qualifications. The first group had secretly spotted him as an ideal person to use as a tool in a very specia] operation. His desirability was even higher because the blame for his actions (should he be caught) would fall quite naturally on the second group. He was the man high-jacked by some of the most amazing and sophisticated methods known to modern science and secretly-without his own conscious knowledge-used as a key man in the plot to kill John F. Kennedy and "rig" the Stock Exchange. He was to play a major role in crime of our century!

--pp. 64-67