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.
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.
posted on 03/29/2007 2:12:20 PM PDT
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