50 Years Later, Some JFK Assassination Files Still Sealed
It’s been almost half a century since President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas. Official inquiries have long since been concluded. The Warren Report gathers dust, most of the men who researched the official version of events that day long dead. But…thousands of pages of investigative documents have yet to undergo the gaze of public scrutiny.
It’s no secret the conspiracy buffs want to see the hidden pages but even serious researchers believe the files could add to the understanding about what U.S. intelligence agencies knew regarding accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in the years and days leading up to the murder of a president on November, 22, 1963.
One historian and former Washington Post reporter, Jefferson Morley, believes that the issue is not conspiracy but rather transparency, saying, “I think the CIA should obey the law. I don’t think most people think that’s a crazy idea.”
The most intense area of researchers’ interest in the suppressed files concern the activities of a now deceased CIA agent, George Joannides, who might or might not have been serving as Oswald’s handler in support of a counterintelligence plot to discredit or possibly even assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro. (Derek Dowell – VNN) (Image: Flickr | U.S. Emassy New Delhi)