U.S Attorney Ron Machen changes the government’s story.
Why would the U.S. government change its story about the actions of an undercover CIA officer involved in the events that led to the assassination of President Kennedy?
That’s the question raised by the latest court filing by U.S. Attorney Ron Machen in the case of Morley v. CIA.
Joannides, now deceased, was an undercover CIA officer, whose actions provides strong evidence that certain Agency personnel manipulated Lee Harvey Oswald for propaganda purposes before and after President Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
The answer: certain employees of the U.S. government’s Central Intelligence Agency, otherwise known as the CIA.
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The Washington Post obituary for Tennent H. ‘Pete’ Bagley, noted CIA officer, recounts his central role in the CIA’s investigation of President Kennedy’s assassination.
Bagley was the CIA handler of Yuri Nosenko, a KGB officer who defected to the United States with information about accused presidential assassin Lee Harvery Oswald.
Fifty years later, the CIA’s files on Nosenko’s interrogation are among the Top 7 JFK files that the CIA still keeps secret.
In a commentary on the diminished hope of President Obama’s second term, Cathleen Carroll, executive editor of Associated Press, said Monday that Obama should not use ‘National Security’ to conceal transparency.
Once upon time, journalists expected more of the president.
Literary scholar Eric Bennett traces the agency’s influence on the Iowa Writers Workshop, the most celebrated and influential creative writing program in the United States over the past 50 years.
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It is not a theory that the CIA is still keeping secrets about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
It is a documented fact.
Here is what is known about seven key JFK files — containing more than 3,000 pages of material — that the CIA is keeping out of public view on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death.
CIA headquarters, Langley, Va.
From the Mary Ferrell Foundation, a useful and informative introduction to a central issue in American History: The CIA and the JFK Assassination.
Without resorting to conspiracy theorizing, MFF Webmaster Rex Bradford lays out the historical context and the key questions that endure about the role of CIA personnel in the events leading to Kennedy’s death.
Larry Hancock’s new book, co-authored with Stuart Wexler, is called “Shadow Warfare: The History of America’s Undeclared Wars” and will be published by Counterpoint in March.
I just got my copy and am looking forward to sharing it with my students in my History of the CIA course at the University of California in the District of Columbia. Hancock is author of “Somebody Would Have Talked” about JFK’s assassination.
You can pre-order “Shadow Warfare” on Amazon.
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Paul Engle teachng at the University of Iowa in the 1950s.
In this fascinating article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Eric Bennett describes the remarkable career of Paul Engle, the director of the Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop, the most celebrated and select writing program in the country.
“Between the mid-1940s and the early 1960s, Engle transformed the Writers’ Workshop from a regional curiosity into a national landmark,” Bennett writes
And he did it with money that came with ideological strings attached, including money from the CIA.
“It’s been one year since former CIA analyst and counterterrorism officer John Kiriakou was sentenced to prison for 30 months, the first American official to do time for the government’s torture policies during the Global War on Terror.”
by Kelley B. Vlahos — Antiwar.com.
In case you missed it, JFK activist Karl Golovin got a retired CIA counterintelligence officer, Willam Nolte, to say on camera that the agency’s extreme overclassification of 1,100 ancient JFK assassination records does “great harm to the historical record.”