Who was George Joannides?

Joannides was a CIA propaganda specialist who came out of retirement to prevent the House Select Committee on Assassinations discovering links between the CIA and the anti-Castro Cubans whom Lee Oswald had met in New Orleans.

Source: George Joannides and the JFK Assassination

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CIA & JFKFrom a 5-Star Amazon review of Jefferson Morley’s new ebook, CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files.

The crown jewel of Mr. Morley’s work details his discovery that a retired CIA officer named George Joannides was called back to Washington to stall a re-investigation of the assassination by the House of Representatives in the late 1970s.

Morley’s latest investigationCIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files, available on Amazon, provides the fullest account of the role of certain CIA operations officers in the events leading to the death of JFK.

No theories, just facts about an unaccountable clandestine service and a national tragedy.

3 comments

  1. Bogman says:

    Buried a bit further down the page is what I think is the key stinking point (and I do mean stinking):

    Richard Helms, head of clandestine operations for the CIA at the time, appointed Joannides to manage the DRE in December 1962.

    Helms also made Joannides report directly to him – meaning, at least to me, the two CIA men had sole control and knowledge of the agency’s manipulation of the group.

    The appointment was done following the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis, which anecdotally was seen as a traitorous outcome by higher-ups in the defense and intelligence establishments.

    If Oswald is finally tied to Joannides in anyway in the still held documents, that puts him one contact away from Helms.

    Game over, IMO. If that Oswald-Joannides relationship proves to be true, and with Helms covering up his own knowledge for all those decades and investigations, you’ll never convince me that it wasn’t a conspiracy.

    The alleged assassin of the president interfacing with a direct report to the head of clandestine operations for the CIA, three months prior to the murder.

    Case would then be closed. The rest are details.

    • Marcus Hanson says:

      Bogman,

      Re :

      “If that Oswald-Joannides relationship proves to be true, and with Helms covering up his own knowledge for all those decades and investigations, you’ll never convince me that it wasn’t a conspiracy.”

      I am extremely skeptical of conspiracy claims.
      Yet I do believe strongly that Jeff is on the right track about Joannides.

      What,then,may the CIA want to hide ?
      Not,IMO,their role in a conspiracy,but rather,that they had much more pre-assassination knowledge of Oswald than they care to admit.

  2. Russ Tarby says:

    the British website 22november1963.org.uk offers some intriguing views of the assassination, especially in regard to the failure of America’s mainstream media to accurately report on the conspiracy and its inevitable coverup…
    the website’s discussion of George Joannides relies heavily — and wisely — on Jeff Morley’s work in this area. I highly recommend Jeff’s eBook, “CIA & JFK: The assassination files.”
    There Morley painstakingly documents Joannides’ undercover work in New Orleans in 1963 as well as his assignment to undermine the work of the HSCA in the late 1970s. He also digs deeply into the careers of spooks such as James Jesus Angleton…check it out: it’s en eye-opening little book!

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