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A journalist involves a Greek CIA agent in Kennedy’s assassination

22 November 2013 / 22:11:10  GRReporter
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The official version is the following: Lee Harvey Oswald killed John Fitzgerald Kennedy 50 years ago. There however are numerous unofficial versions that are often close to science fiction.

They are perhaps the only way to preserve the legend and provide answers to the most "unlit" details of the assassination, which have remained unsolved to this day. The only certain fact is that, in a seemingly typical day in 1963, Oswald, who was later described as a lone and unsociable person, pulled the trigger. It is not yet clear whether he did it voluntarily or if someone had ordered him to do so.

It seems that the report prepared, after thousands of pieaces of correspondence, dozens of testimonies and a large number of meetings, by the Warren Commission, which had to unravel the crime, failed to convince the majority of the audience.

One of the sceptics regarding the presented version is journalist, writer and head of the organisation JFKfacts.org, Jefferson Morley. For years, he has sought the truth about Kennedy’s assassination behind the tightly closed doors of the CIA and has filed a claim against the intelligence service.

"I wanted to be aware of the things that the CIA knew in connection with Lee Harvey Oswald, who is indicated as the killer, and to find out how it had learnt about them. I knew that the CIA had secret archives that could probably answer these questions," he states in an interview for the Greek newspaper Kathimerini.

According to Morley, the name of Greek agent George Ioannidis, who played an important role in the activities of the Cubans in Miami against the government of Fidel Castro, hides behind these secret CIA documents.

"Ioannidis was appointed CIA agent in Miami in 1963. His task was to control the non-military operations against Fidel Castro. He had even put up a Cuban student organisation against Castro," states Morley, who believes that Ioannidis had had frequent contacts with the killer of John F. Kennedy.

"In August 1963 Ioannidis’ agents held several meetings with Oswald in New Orleans. The members of the student organisation tried to overexpose the actions of Oswald in favour of Castro. Immediately after Kennedy’s assassination, they used all the information on Oswald, which they had previously collected, in order to connect him with Fidel Castro. While the CIA was hiding the documentation related to Ioannidis, he participated in an operation to prevent the Cuban leader from being discredited by connecting him with a cold-blooded murder, namely that of JFK".

In his research, Morley has found out the following interesting facts: "Firstly, Oswald was continuously monitored by the directors of the CIA, from 1959 to 1963, and this is something the investigators have never told the American people. Secondly, the CIA keeps in its archives around 1,100 documents which are related to the assassination and which it keeps secret even today."

According to Morley, they contain about 3,000 pages that describe seven key figures connected with the assassination. One of them is agent Ioannidis. The common thing between those seven persons is their work experience at the CIA. Typical is the case of Howard Hunt who worked in the headquarters of the service in Washington in 1963. He became famous in 1972 when he was captured on charges of heading the group that had managed to penetrate the offices of the Democrats and install bugging devices, which marked the beginning of the biggest political scandal in U.S. history known as "The Watergate Scandal". After his capture Hunt began to threaten the CIA saying that he would present in court "many illegal cases of conspiracy" in which he had been involved. A little later, he continued to make significant insinuations regarding the possible involvement of the CIA in Kennedy’s assassination.

According to Morley, the refusal of the intelligence service to allow declassification of the documents shows that it has something to hide. "The CIA claims that it cannot disseminate the documents for national security reasons. It is hard to believe this. Probably the information contained in them would discredit the CIA by presenting its role in the events that had led to the assassination."

In support of his words the journalist says that while Barack Obama's administration has given permission to the competent National Declassification Centre to declassify 175 groups of classified documents the CIA refuses to do so. It justifies its inaction by stating that it cannot "decode" and disseminate the controversial records because it does not have the necessary time and means.

"This argument is quite suspicious as the Agency has been able to find time to declassify other documents, such as those for the Katyn Wood Massacre in 1942," says Morley.

He believes that no scenario offering reliable answers has been presented so far, denying, at the same time, every attack that a conspiracy had been organised. "There is no evidence that the president was the victim of conspiracy. However, that does not mean that his assassination was not the result of hostile actions. In any case, what matters is that we have no convincing explanation for his death," he says, adding, "I prefer facts. They are much more interesting than any theory."

Tags: Crime newsAssassinationJohn KennedyGreek agentCIAGeorge Ioannidis
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