Deathbed confession: Who really killed JFK? - Baltimore Post-Examiner

Deathbed confession: Who really killed JFK?

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E. Howard Hunt’s son, Saint John Hunt, released an audio of his father’s deathbed confession taken over a series of father-son meetings in 2007, but the  mainstream press all but ignored it.  Hunt said the hit was given the code name – “The Big Event.” The only major print media to cover the confession was Rolling Stone.

Near the end of Hunt’s life he made several allegations about the Nov. 22, 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In an audio recording, Hunt claimed several people were involved in a conspiracy to kill JFK.  He said Lyndon B. Johnson ordered the assassination and assigned Cord Meyer to carry out the plan. Meyer recruited David PhillipsFrank SturgisDavid MoralesWilliam Harveya French gunman, and Lucien Sarti, who worked for the Mafia.

Hunt testifies before the Watergate Committee. (Wikipedia)

Hunt’s deathbed confession has been discredited because the convicted Watergate felon has a history of stretching the truth, including forging documents in the National Archives blaming JFK for the Diem assassination. His son now has even suggested his father lied when he claimed he was in Washington, D.C., at home at the time of the assassination. His son insists his father was in Dallas, which makes it even more difficult to figure out when Hunt is telling the truth. Hunt and Sturgis were once suspects in the assassination, but ruled out by the Warren Commission. However, to this day  some believe they were the two men on the Grassy Knoll.

The two men also were linked in the Watergate scandal.

  • Police arrested Sturgis with four other men  at the Democratic party headquarters on the sixth floor of Watergate in 1972. The men wore rubber surgical gloves, and carried extensive photographic equipment and electronic surveillance devices.  He was also linked to the Miami Cuban exile community where he was involved in “adventures” relating to Cuba which he felt were organized and financed by the CIA.
  • Police arrested Hunt, a former White House aide,  as one of the “plumbers” during the Watergate scandal. He was directly linked to Sturgis and the other four men that broke into Watergate. He was charged with burglary, conspiracy and wiretapping. He served 33 months. Hunt,  a former CIA operative, served from 1949-1970. He died on January 23, 2007, in Miami of pneumonia.

But Hunt’s LBJ allegation is what appears to throw this particular confession into one big lie.

For example, Watergate figure H.R. Haldeman’s said Nixon asked Johnson during Watergate to “call off your dogs, or I’ll tell about how you tapped my phone in ’68 during the election.”

Johnson replied, “If you tell that, I’ll tell …”

We don’t know what that was about because it was censored. But the best guess appears that it would be about the JFK assassination. Why, then would Johnson expose information on JFK, if he was involved? That makes no sense.

But nevertheless Hunt has provided some nibbles of truth by turning over some names as perhaps bait for readers to buy the whole story he was selling to his son. He claims in his confession that he was merely a “benchwarmer” not truly a participant. That comes hard to swallow because Hunt was hardly a benchwarmer throughout his career.

Nevertheless, the confession detailed the following key participants in the John F. Kennedy assassination.

  • Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 –1973): LBJ, directed the CIA-led hit team, and helped guide the Warren Commission/lone gunman cover-up.
  • Cord Meyer (1920 –  2001):  a CIA agent, architect of the Operation Mockingbird disinformation apparatus. He was married to Mary Meyer who reportedly had a relationship with JFK.
  • David Atlee Philips (1922 – 1988): a CIA and Bay of Pigs operative who recruited fellow CIA operative William Harvey  and Cuban exile militant Antonio Veciana.
  • William Harvey (1915-1976): a CIA and Bay of Pigs operative, who was linked to Mafia figures Santos Trafficante and Sam Giancana.
  • Antonio Veciana (Cuba born): a Cuban exile, and founder of CIA-backed Alpha 66, told Esquire magazine that he has some “hot stuff” on the JFK case but is holding it for “life insurance.”
  • Frank Sturgis (1924-1993): a CIA operative, mercenary, Bay of Pigs operative, and later Watergate figure.
  • David Morales (1925-1978): a CIA hit man, Bay of Pigs operative.
  • Lucien Sarti (1931-1972):,  Corsican assassin and drug trafficker, who may have been the “French gunman,”  on the Grassy Knoll.
But hope is coming.
While the Justice Department has done nothing since a Congressional Investigation from 1976 to 1979 found a “probable conspiracy” in the JFK assassination, the once-secret files of the House Select Committee on Assassinations are scheduled to be released in 2017 – leaving it perhaps to journalists to crack the case. The records released are the result of  the JFK Assassination Records Act, which was passed after Oliver Stone’s controversial 1992 film, JFK, energized a strong lobbying effort. For conspiracy theorists, that comes to about 50,000 more records to digest.
Read the first article on this two-part series  here.


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Timothy W. Maier

Timothy W. Maier started out writing music, fiction and poetry and then turned to news writing where he spent the past three decades at news organizations in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. More recently he was the managing editor at the Baltimore Examiner. He now spends time with his family, dogs, trains for marathons and works as a media consultant. Contact the author.
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  • oh, hi mark

    Crazy weird.

    At first I thought the 3 tramps thing was nuts. The images don’t really yell out hey, it’s these guys! And even if they did, who would think it? People have been obsessing over this thing for 50 years now. Wouldn’t they have noticed???

    But, I must admit, the photos actually DO support the theory. Check them out.

    The confession of E.H.H. actually makes the best sense.

    I know it sounds a bit nuts, but I think this whole thing may have been solved years ago, and on one really noticed.

  • laila daniel

    Dirtbag, convicted robber, petty thief

  • garysellars

    Look again at that first sentence and realize what that says. The CIA, the FBI and the MOB, with the President, all working together. THINK about what that says! It gives you a clue about why RFK was also killed. He was an enemy of the MOB. Look at how corrupt our government INCLUDING the FBI has been for OVER 50 YEARS,

    Want to know why people don’t like “conspiracy”? Who wants to think our government AND law enforcement is in bed with organized crime and that our government isn’t any better than any other crooked nation? NO ONE who grew up believing that we’re the greatest nation in the world and a light on a hill. That’s not just a tough pill to swallow; that’s a pill most people simply refuse to swallow.

    Look at the child molestation/prostitution/sex slave ring in Belgium with ONE man behind it who entertained government leaders and consider law enforcement’s REFUSAL to take action until the people rose up after two young girls were held prisoner and starved to death. That’s what it took to get 60% of the Belgium people to distrust law enforcement there.

    Well, here, they murdered our president and we refuse to believe it because it’s too uncomfortable, even though the evidence is far past conclusive. Look at the Blacks who REFUSE to examine his phony birth certificate and REFUSE to believe Obama is a criminal because they PREFER to consider him a hero, even AFTER he gives five TRILLION dollars of taxpayer money (that we don’t have) away to rich white men.

    People prefer comfortable delusion to uncomfortable truth.
    Obama was lying through his teeth before he was elected the first time, when he was spending so much money hiding his history from everyone.

    Don’t think it’s going to change tomorrow. This country loves lies more than truth.

  • garysellars

    CIA, LBJ, MOB with the collusion of the FBI, the Dallas Police Dept. and the News Media. Everyone guilty is dead so the government is no longer murdering people who talk. They murdered close to 200 to keep it covered up but now, it’s all over the Internet, along with the opinions of liars and idiots. Nevertheless the truth is not only here, it’s here in abundance and great detail. Spartacus Educational and YouTube will give you everything but it’s in far more places than that.

    The American government CEASED caring what the American people wanted with the death of JFK and a lying muslim with a PHONY birth certificate on the .gov website is PROOF of this for two reasons: One, ANYONE can PROVE the birth certificate is phony and two, Congress, the courts and the elected representatives around the nation DON’T CARE–that’s why they’re silent. They know Obama isn’t qualified but they’re too self-serving to open their mouths! Their integrity and the stability of this nation isn’t as important as their own success and prosperity.

    • Sam

      Would it change anything knowing the truth now? Guess not, The people now is worried, on how to know 1000 ways to get more money than knowing who will be the next political leader. There’s your killer, The money.

  • Guest

    I have never believed the OFFICIAL report. I was a child when he was assasonated

  • http://twitter.com/BULLOMETER BULLDOOKIE-O-METER

    We know the CIA did it.

  • diane

    Big government is a scary place to exist in. So many people think that George H. Bush, the head of the CIA had him bumped off. Others think Johnson, while another conspiracy is the Bilderberg Group. Bilderberg could be the force behind the CIA or Johnson. Bilderberg is the most powerful international group.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Tracy/1064316217 Mark Tracy

    More redacted records to be released by the National Security State in 2017 probably wont lead to much. The case was cracked a long time ago by New Orleans DA Jim Garrison who stated: “In
    retrospect, the reason for the assassination is hardly a mystery. It
    is now abundantly clear … why the C.I.A.’s covert operations element
    wanted John Kennedy out of the Oval Office and Lyndon Johnson in it.
    The new President elevated by rifle fire to control of our foreign
    policy had been one of the most enthusiastic American cold warriors….
    Johnson had originally risen to power on the crest of the fulminating
    anti-communist crusade which marked American politics after World War
    II. Shortly after the end of that war, he declaimed that atomic power
    had become ‘ours to use, either to Christianize the world or pulverize
    it’ — a Christian benediction if ever there was one. Johnson’s
    demonstrated enthusiasm for American military intervention abroad …
    earned him the sobriquet ‘the senator from the Pentagon….’”

  • Raquel Baranow

    CIA killed JFK: Hunt & Sturgis were two of the three tramps arrested in a gondola-car behind the grassy knoll. Railroad switch-man, Lee Bowers saw them getting on a train and held the train until police arrived. Newsmen took their photos as they were escorted to the police station. No one knew who they were until Watergate when a JFK researcher saw pics of Hunt & Sturgis. Ronald Reagan on the “Rockefeller Commission on CIA activities in the United States,” examined the photos (1975) and said — without showing us the pictures, that the “tramps” were not Hunt & Sturgis.

  • nodwisely

    Files to be released in 2017 eh? I reckon the Tea party will have something to say about that when they are elected.

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