Originally published on December 13, 2013, at WeAreChange.org
Continued from CIA Exposed Part 2: Convicts, Assassins, and Defectors
13. Kermit Roosevelt, Jr.
Grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt and distant cousin of FDR, Kermit Roosevelt, Jr. entered the Office of Strategic Service during World War II. After the dissolution of the OSS, Roosevelt became a political action officer of the CIA’s Directorate of Plans. In 1953, he orchestrated the coup d’etat against Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, codenamed TP-AJAX. After returning to the US, Roosevelt worked in Washington as a lobbyist for foreign governments, including Iran.
“We were all smiles now… Warmth and friendship filled the room.”