Left: Ruth Paine
Right: Michael PaineConnections To The Assassination
The Paines were close friends of the Oswalds. When the Oswalds moved to New Orleans, Marina Oswald was driven there by Ruth Paine. When the Oswalds moved to Dallas, Ruth Paine again drove Marina there. She made them at home.
She told Oswald about the job at the Book Depository and obtained an interview for him. Marina Oswald and the Oswald child stayed with Ruth Paine while Oswald inexplicably rented many small rooms. Paine provided a garage for Oswald's possessions. The fake "Rifle-In-Backyard" photograph was found in Ruth Paine's garage. Most of the evidence against Oswald was found with the Paines.Connections To Military/Intelligence
Ruth Paine's husband, Michael Paine, was an engineering designer. His step-father was the founder of Bell Helicopter, a huge defense contractor that provided the military helicopters used in Vietnam.He did highly classified work for Bell Helicopter The UH-1, a helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter, became the symbol of US involvement in Vietnam. It is a fact that Bell Helicopter was a key company involved in the Vietnam War and made massive profits from the war. At Bell, Paine worked under General Walter Dornberger, a Nazi official who had been brought into the US under the Paperclip program. Paine's classified work at Bell Helicopter is DOD business with clearances/security/etc. -- why was a defector and his wife (the niece of a Russian Intelligence colonel) allowed to be so close to the Paines?
Michael Paine's cousin, Thomas Dudley Cabot, was the former President of United Fruit, which has close ties to the CIA. Cabot offered equipment for and assisted in the CIA's Bay Of Pigs invasion. Michael Paine's other cousin, Alexander Cochrane Forbes, was a director of United Fruit and a trustee of Cabot, Cabot, and Forbes, a real estate company with close ties to the defense industry.
Michael Paine's brother worked for the Agency of International Development in Washington DC. The Agency of International Development provides cover for the CIA. It is involved in many CIA front activities.
Ruth Paine's father was a CIA operative/asset at the Agency for International Development. He traveled throughout Latin America and filed reports that went to the CIA. He was officially employed by USAID.
Ruth Paine's mother was a lifelong friend of Mary Bancroft, a WWII spy and the mistress of Allen Dulles, the first director of the CIA, the black-ops "kingpin" who oversaw countless coups, "dirty tricks" operations, and even both Paperclip & MKULTRA. Dulles was fired by Kennedy for being behind the Bay Of Pigs coup. He would control the Warren Commission. He questioned the Paines and carefully avoided any touchy, revealing questions.
Ruth Paine's sister, as declassified documents now show, worked for the CIA.
When New Orleans DA Jim Garrison tried to investigate the income tax returns of the Paines, he was told that they had been classified as secret on the grounds of national security. What was their role?
Based on their closeness to the Oswalds and to US Military/Intelligence, and how they helped set so much of the stage, I am forced to conclude that the Paines were agents whose assignment was to "handle" Oswald.