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Friday, December 22, 2006


Robert Kennedy, CIA victim?

I'm not one for conspiracy theories, but here's one I can't resist passing on:
THE BBC in London and The Guardian newspaper announced sensational film footage and photos depicting three high-ranking CIA agents at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, where the presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.

The high-ranking agents held positions of authority in the CIA’s gigantic secret operations against Cuba during the 1960s, based at of the JMWave station in Miami, the agency’s largest at the time. Those identified include Gordon Campbell, who was chief of maritime operations for that crusade; George Joannides, chief of psychological warfare operations, and David Sanchez Morales, chief of special operations.

The report released is the result of three years of investigations carried out by filmmaker Shane O’Sullivan which revealed that in 1963 those high-ranking agency were assigned to the secret war against the government of Fidel Castro, with one of their objectives being to assassinate the Cuban leader.

The evidence has put the CIA/Cuban-born mafia group back in the limelight, and according to the U.S. Congressional committee investigation, that same group may have been involved in the assassination of the president in Dallas.
Read the whole thing here (in Granma) and here (at the BBC).

Here's a juicy tidbit from the BBC report:

David Morales was Chief of Operations [at JMWAVE] and once told friends:

"I was in Dallas when we got the son of a bitch and I was in Los Angeles when we got the little bastard."
Incidentally this report was broadcast on BBC on Nov. 21. Searching Google News and Yahoo News indicates that not a single American media outlet picked up the story.

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