Was there a mysterious CIA agent present in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and also in Los Angeles when his brother Senator Robert Kennedy was also murdered? If so, it may add yet another dimension as to why documents referring to him continue to be sealed in Maryland half a century after the first brother was slain, according to the Washington Times newspaper recently.
Shane O'Sullivan, an Irish writer and playwright, claims shadowy CIA operative George Joannides was not only present in Los Angeles during the Robert Kennedy assassination in 1968, but that he is also pictured in a photograph taken at the Ambassador Hotel where the murder occurred.
"This is not about conspiracy, this is about transparency," said Jefferson Morley, Washington Post reporter and writer. He has been going to court for the last decade in a futile attempt to have the thousands of pages of documents concerning the murder of the President of the United States unsealed, according to an article in the Daily Mail.
G. Robert Blakey, chairman of a House of Representatives appointed committee to investigate the older Kennedy's murder in the 1970s, is infuriated that CIA operative George Joannides was allegedly improperly acting as a liaison between the CIA and his committee.
Blakey said recently, "If I'd known Joannides was case officer for DRE, he couldn't have been liaison, he wouldn't been a witness."
DRE stands for Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil. Joannides served as station chief for the CIA in Miami during 1963.
That would be interesting, except that American citizens have come to expect their government in Washington D.C. to cover things up all the way back to Vietnam, Watergate and of course the Kennedy Assassination. After all, what's one more cover-up between the federal government and the people they are "supposed" to work "for?"
What might makes this story a little more interesting is the fact Joannides was also reportedly seen at the scene of the assassination of Robert Kennedy in Los Angeles in 1968.
Thousands of pages of the Kennedy investigation still remain off limits to the American citizens who are supposed to be served by the feds half a century later. They are stored at the National Archives Center in College Park, Maryland.
The CIA is supposed to turn the sealed documents over to the public by 2017, but further attempted delays are anticipated by those who have been attempting have them unsealed for decades.
The continued sealing of the Kennedy documents half a century later raises questions.
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