Last week, Joseph Lazzaro of International Business Times followed up on a JFK Facts story with some historical perspective.
“In 1964, CIA Deputy Director Richard Helms, ‘the man who kept the secrets,’ and Joannides’ boss, never told the Warren Commission that Kennedy’s alleged assassin had scuffled with the CIA-backed Cubans in New Orleans. Helms also never disclosed that Joannides — and other CIA agents who were under his supervision and funding — had helped communicate the story of Oswald’s pro-Castro activities.”
“It wasn’t until 1998 — when the CIA was forced to disclose Joannides’ support for Oswald’s antagonists among the anti-Castro students — that the public learned of this psychological warfare operation. The Agency has resisted further disclosure about the nature, focus and objective of Joannides’ operations in 1963 ever since.”