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The Last Confessions of E Howard Hunt
Rolling Stone Magazine ^ | April 2nd 2007 | Erik Hedegaard

Posted on 03/28/2007 11:29:12 AM PDT by meg88

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To: Sans-Culotte; B-Chan
Again, I don't claim special knowledge, just what other posters have stated.
I'm now thinking along the lines of B-Chan's comments, "we'll never know".
101 posted on 03/28/2007 9:13:02 PM PDT by investigateworld (Abortion stops a beating heart)
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To: Fedora
Thanks for the ping! Hunt--a fiction writer when he was not a CIA agent--would be a more credible witness if he had ever come clean about Watergate before he died, which he didn't. My initial reaction is to suspect his scenario is more fiction constructed to sound plausible. The plausibility begins to break down in the details. Why would Sturgis--an associate of Tampa Mafia boss Santo Trafficante, Jr.--let Hunt live with knowledge of a plot against JFK, if Sturgis had really unsuccessfully tried to bring Hunt into a plot as claimed? Hunt's scenario implicating Cord Meyer is also difficult to reconcile with that attributed to Meyer on his own deathbed:

Well he didn't explain his own involvment, did he. I mean he said "so and so is a crackpot" but then the start of the article is that Saint doesn't remember his dad being there when Kennedy was shot and thinks it's his dad in the 'three tramps' picture.

So maybe he said "no", but eventually came around to helping. That's what the story in total seems to imply.

102 posted on 03/28/2007 9:40:16 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Joe 6-pack
I believe the part about Costner being a numbskull...

And a cheapskate...

the infowarrior

103 posted on 03/28/2007 11:43:02 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Ditto
>> "Why would LBJ suddenly refuse to run for re-election? It fits that someone had the goods on him and blackmailed him."

No, I fits that LBJ was a life long manic depressive with a strong streak of paranoia. When Uncle Walter deserted him, the Kennedy clan started sniping at him from all sides, and his own aids started turning their back on him, he went into a funk that he never recoverd from. LBJ didn't want to be President anymore --- in fact, he didn't even want to live any more.

Your lengthy description refutes itself. I repeat: lex parsimoniae
104 posted on 03/29/2007 8:40:49 AM PDT by One_who_hopes_to_know
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To: One_who_hopes_to_know
I repeat: lex parsimoniae

LOL. Keep repeating it, and perhaps you'll learn what it means.

105 posted on 03/29/2007 10:56:55 AM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: Jack Black
Saint is certainly aware that the tramps have been positively ID'd and his dad was not one of them, which is another problem with his story. I think the family just concocted this story to make money off the book sales that will result, and perhaps out of a vengeful sense of humor. Hunt and McCord seemingly liked to mess with the heads of assassination researchers. McCord funded Bernard Fensterwald's Committee To Investigate Assassinations, which, strangely enough, helped fuel the rumors (also circulated by the KGB) alleging Hunt's involvement in the assassination.
106 posted on 03/29/2007 2:12:20 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: stockpirate

Meant to ping you on #106.


107 posted on 03/29/2007 2:15:06 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: meg88
It looks like he's light on the facts.

I was intrigued by the "crime of passion" aspect to it. Mary Pinchot Meyer gets involved with JFK, and so Cord Meyer joins the conspirators.

One problem with these conspiracy theories is you either have to believe that JFK was marvellous and miraculous and the establishment horribly corrupt (or vice versa, I suppose). If JFK was mediocre and uninteresting and the establishment middling and muddling, the theory has less appeal.

108 posted on 03/29/2007 2:19:05 PM PDT by x
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To: Fedora

Thanks, i do not think we will ever know what happened, but I do think there was more than one shooter.


109 posted on 03/29/2007 2:23:06 PM PDT by stockpirate (Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney, are liberals masquerading as conservatives.)
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To: Fedora
LOL. Keep repeating it, and perhaps you'll learn what it means.

Well ... OK ... so the conversation now resorts to schoolyard taunts?
110 posted on 03/29/2007 6:30:01 PM PDT by One_who_hopes_to_know
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To: One_who_hopes_to_know

You meant to post this in reply to #105, not to me.


111 posted on 03/29/2007 6:42:36 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: Ditto
LOL. Keep repeating it, and perhaps you'll learn what it means.

Well ... OK ... so the conversation now resorts to schoolyard taunts?
112 posted on 03/29/2007 9:47:30 PM PDT by One_who_hopes_to_know
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To: Ditto
The police officer riding behind the car and on the left was sprayed with blood and brain tissue.

source?

Let me see.......... his testimony:

"The President then looked like he was bent over or that he was leaning toward the Governor, talking to him." "As the President straightened back up, Mrs. Kennedy turned toward him, and that was when he got hit in the side of his head, spinning it around. I was splattered with blood." "Then I felt something hit me. It could have been concrete or something, but I thought at first I might have been hit."

___________________________________________________________ Before the Warren Commission:

Mr. STERN. Did something happen to you, personally in connection with the shot you have just described? Mr. HARGIS. You mean about the blood hitting me? Mr. STERN. Yes. Mr. HARGIS. Yes; when President Kennedy straightened back up in the car the bullet him in the head, the one that killed him and it seemed like his head exploded, and I was splattered with blood and brain, and kind of a bloody water. It wasn't really blood. And at that time the Presidential car slowed down. I heard somebody say, "Get going," or "get going,"---- (6H294)

Bobby Hargis, Dallas Police Department

113 posted on 04/01/2007 10:57:53 AM PDT by ALASKA (IT'S NOT ROCKET SURGERY......................Don't just do something, STAND THERE!!!)
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To: meg88

There is no such thing as E. Howard Hunt’s “Last Confession,” contrary to claims currently being circulated by Mr. Hunt’s two elder sons, Howard St. John and David Hunt in recent articles published in the Los Angeles Times and in Rolling Stone magazine following Mr. Hunt’s death. Motivated by an apparent need for notoriety and financial gains, these theories regarding Mr. Hunt’s alleged knowledge of a JFK assassination conspiracy involving the late President Johnson and now dead CIA agents have no basis in fact and are not credible. There is nothing inherently newsworthy in the sad tale of rogue relatives sewing seeds of dissension after the death of a well-known public figure. What is true is that in his lifetime, E. Howard Hunt’s two elder sons were a deep disappointment to their father and family. If these theories rest on the credibility of the two elder sons, then their own backgrounds and reliability are well worth investigation. St. John Hunt has actually revealed his decades of drug use, abuse and drug dealing in the Rolling Stone article. Considering their source, reputable journalists should dismiss these claims as entirely lacking in credibility.
The theories advanced by his two elder sons after his death are totally inconsistent with Mr. Hunt’s tireless efforts to fight any and all conspiracy allegations during his lifetime. The Warren Commission report investigating the Kennedy assassination is a matter of public record. Unhappy with its findings that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, a veritable conspiracy industry has arisen, and because of Mr. Hunt’s CIA background, some theorists have speculated that Mr. Hunt was connected in some way. Allegations caused Congress to act and the JFK investigation was renewed in the early 1970’s. In 1974, Mr. Hunt repudiated and rejected these absurd theories as part of a 90-page sealed deposition before the Senate investigative committee. In that recently declassified and released transcript, which is available online, Mr. Hunt detailed each and every CIA assignment and every contact during his 21-year CIA career. During Mr. Hunt’s deposition, each bizarre conspiracy theory involving President Kennedy was detailed exhaustively, and Mr. Hunt testified that he had absolutely no knowledge of anything pertaining to the assassination. In addition, Mr. Hunt engaged in protracted litigation against Liberty Lobby, a political newspaper that had published conspiracy allegations concerning him. Although he won at trial the verdict was overturned on appeal. Mr. Hunt continued to fight against defamatory accusations, and specifically repudiated each one in detail in a chapter included in his final memoirs. Mr. Hunt also resisted several Hollywood “big money” offers to “cash in” on assassination speculations by lending credibility to CIA-connected JFK assassination scenarios. It is curious indeed, and perhaps sinister, that his elder sons would wait until after their father’s death to propagate conspiracy theories in an alleged “last confession” when Mr. Hunt is no longer able to personally repudiate them. All of Mr. Hunt’s knowledge concerning LBJ and any CIA agents is dealt with extensively by him in his new book American Spy (Wiley, 2007).
Mr. Hunt had also always firmly rejected any and all conspiracy theories involving the death of his first wife. The National Transportation Board and Federal Aviation Administration exhaustively investigated her accidental death on board a United Airlines passenger plane in 1972. Should there have been a conspiracy to murder her, the opportunities were many, and it is ludicrous to believe that the most effective method was to cause an airliner to crash, killing more than a hundred others. The verdict of the inquiry into the causes of the crash was that it was pilot error combined with extremely poor weather conditions, a verdict on which rational persons agree.
In 2005, Mr. Hunt’s two elder sons proposed a book project in conjunction with an individual with film industry connections. Unfortunately, as things developed, it was clear that the project was not about the interesting details of Mr. Hunt’s life. Rather, it was a vehicle to promote further conspiracy-fueled speculations involving rogue CIA agents and LBJ in the Kennedy assassination. Mr. Hunt definitively rejected that project, and he specifically rejected the theories it contained, both to his attorney, William A. Snyder, Jr. and to his youngest son, Austin, who was living at home and finishing his college courses. When that project did not proceed because of the bizarre conspiracy theories initially promoted, the elder brothers’ opportunities for financial gain faded. Their resulting reaction has been to continue to exploit Mr. Hunt, to create conflict and division within the family, to threaten their siblings and worst of all, to further a very selfish and greedy personal agenda.
In the interests of truth and fairness, Mr. Snyder and Mr. Austin Hunt should be consulted as the family’s spokespersons on this issue as their first-hand accounts are critical to emphatically contradict these spurious claims on behalf of Mr. Hunt, his widow and his remaining four children.

Sincerely,

The Hunt Estate and the Hunt Family


114 posted on 04/05/2007 8:32:47 PM PDT by The Hunt Estate
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To: The Hunt Estate

You said that in post 1 already.
Now, why publicly slander the heirs?
Stop cutting and pasting the same thing over again, and actually say something intelligent.


115 posted on 04/06/2007 3:48:56 PM PDT by Darksheare (She had the face of a trucker. She used it as a purse.)
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To: The Hunt Estate

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Now go away.


116 posted on 04/06/2007 3:50:43 PM PDT by Darksheare (She had the face of a trucker. She used it as a purse.)
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To: The Hunt Estate; Darksheare

Spamming the globe, I see...


117 posted on 04/06/2007 5:31:42 PM PDT by Old Sarge (+ /_\)
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118 posted on 04/20/2007 11:14:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Monday, April 18, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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119 posted on 04/20/2007 11:16:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Monday, April 18, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: meg88

Sorry, but I have heard that the file you believe is in the archives is no longer there. It disappeared during the Clinton administration.


120 posted on 04/30/2007 9:48:28 PM PDT by quickquiver
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Interesting tidbit: Barr McClellan was Carole Strayhorn’s first husband, and together they had Scott McClellan, former White House Press Secretary.


121 posted on 05/04/2007 9:11:50 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Cheese . . . milk's leap toward immortality.)
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To: Ditto

Look, there is newly deceased Jack Valenti squatting down to the left of bow-tie man.


122 posted on 05/04/2007 10:01:52 AM PDT by billygoatgruff
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To: meg88

Was Tim Robbins one of the hobos? What will Susan think?


123 posted on 05/04/2007 10:03:23 AM PDT by billygoatgruff
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To: kalee

book mark


124 posted on 05/04/2007 12:30:19 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: joe fonebone

“i always thought it was jackie........hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned...”

NO way, Joe was paying her a million a year to keep quiet and not divorce him!


125 posted on 11/21/2013 10:47:08 PM PST by dalereed
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To: The Hunt Estate
During Mr. Hunt’s deposition... Mr. Hunt testified that he had absolutely no knowledge of anything pertaining to the assassination.

This seems to beg the question, if he did have knowledge, or was somehow connected or involved, why would he have admitted it?

126 posted on 11/22/2013 12:06:57 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

When I was 18, I went to a see one of those Kennedy Conspiracy guys give a Presentation.

In addition to the “Magic Bullet” BS, he talked about the impossibility of Oswald firing the rounds accurately from the Bolt Action Rifle in less than eight seconds.

Of course it was all BS, but to my 18 Year Old mindset, having been a 10 Year Old when Kennedy was killed, it sounded like a plausible theory.

Later in life I found that the facts trumped the Conspiracy Theories and the guy I saw was nothing but a Propagandist.


127 posted on 11/22/2013 12:29:56 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Communist is nothing more than an honest Democrat...)
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