Long has the assassination of John F. Kennedy received the conspiracy theory treatment, and fresh evidence has breathed new life into the case.
A report declassified in 2013 seems to indicate that the CIA had not acted in a transparent manner following the death of America’s commander-in-chief in 1963.
John McCone was chief of the intelligence agency when Kennedy was shot, and he along with other senior officials, is accused of withholding ‘incendiary’ information from the commission investigating the president’s untimely death.
CIA historian David Robarge wrote the report and accuses McCone of having misled the Warren Commission into chasing “what the Agency believed at the time was the ‘best truth’—that Lee Harvey Oswald, for as yet undetermined motives, had acted alone in killing John Kennedy.”
Allegedly information was withheld that related to CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro, then-Prime Minister of Cuba, which in turn meant the possibility of a Cuban or Soviet attempt to destabilise America’s government was overlooked.
To make matters worse the information also indicates the CIA may have been in contact with Oswald prior to 1963, when he carried out the killing.
No line is drawn as to why McCone would have wanted to omit key information, and as he died in 1991 there is no opportunity to further interrogate him, only heightening the mystery.
Interesting, very interesting.
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