The former head of the House Select Committee which investigated in the 1970s the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy wonders why thousands of pages of documents involving a shadowy CIA agent and other people remain sealed today, fifty years later, according to an article in today’s Washington Times newspaper.
G.R. Blakey, chairman of the committee, said recently, “Do I think I was snookered like the Warren Commission was? Yes.”
The actions of now deceased CIA agent George Joannides directly before Kennedy was murdered and then later during the investigation are believed to be accounted in several of those pages which have been ordered sealed by the federal government, according to Fox News.
If only Edward Snowden had gotten those documents too maybe he’d have leaked them and we’d all know the answers to the never-ending questions about the Kennedy assassination.
“If I’d known Joannides was case officer for the DRE, he couldn’t have been liaison, he would have been a witness before the committee,” an irritated Blakey further said.
Blakey also said, “Joannides was put in a position to edit everything we were given before it was given to us.”
In the 1970s when G. Robert Blakey was chief counsel for the invesitagion by a committee appointed by the U.S. House of Representatives, he was never told of Joannides participation in activities leading up to the assassination. He said that information was also concealed from the Warren Commission which did the original “investigation” in the 1960s.
“This is not about conspiracy, this is about transparency,” said Jefferson Morley, former reporter for the Washington Post and now author. Morley has been suing the CIA for a decade trying to get a court to order them to release the sealed and concealed documents stored somewhere in Maryland.
Many Americans today are resigned to the sad truth they will probably never hear the full truth about the Kennedy assassination. At least not from the government.
“It’s one of the first questions I’ll ask when I get to heaven,” is a favorite refrain. “What really happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963?”
Maybe it’s because of secrecy-shrouded incidents like the Kennedy assassination which has caused leakers like Snowden to receive such high numbers in public approval polls.
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