JFK: Hunt’s Deathbed Confession


Richard Moore

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Hunt's Deathbed Confession
Reveals JFK Killers
The Last Confession Of E. Howard Hunt -
US government/CIA team murdered JFK
By Larry Chin
Online Journal Associate Editor

The April 5 issue of Rolling Stone features the 
deathbed confession of CIA operative and key Bay 
of Pigs/Watergate/Nixon administration figure E. 
Howard Hunt, The Last Confession of E. Howard 
Hunt by Erik Hedegaard. This piece is significant 
not only for its exploration of Hunt, but for 
breakthrough information that appears to 
thoroughly corroborate the work of key John F. 
Kennedy assassination researchers and historians.

Who killed JFK?

According to Hunt's confession, which was taken 
by his son, St. John ("Saint") Hunt, over the 
course of many personal and carefully planned 
father-son meetings, the following individuals 
were among the key participants:

Lyndon B. Johnson: LBJ, whose own career was 
assisted by JFK nemesis J. Edgar Hoover (FBI), 
gave the orders to a CIA-led hit team, and helped 
guide the Warren Commission/lone gunman cover-up.

Cord Meyer: CIA agent, architect of the Operation 
Mockingbird disinformation apparatus, and husband 
of Mary Meyer (who had an affair with JFK).

David Atlee Philips: CIA and Bay of Pigs veteran. 
Recruited William Harvey (CIA) and Cuban exile 
militant Antonio Veciana.

William Harvey: CIA and Bay of Pigs veteran. 
Connected to Mafia figures Santos Trafficante and 
Sam Giancana.

Antonio Veciana: Cuban exile, founder of CIA-backed Alpha 66.

Frank Sturgis: CIA operative, mercenary, Bay of 
Pigs veteran, and later Watergate figure.

David Morales: CIA hit man, Bay of Pigs veteran. 
Morales was also a figure involved with the 
assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

Lucien Sarti: Corsican assassin and drug 
trafficker, possible "French gunman," Grassy 
Knoll (second) shooter.

Would Hunt continue to tell lies on his deathbed? 
Perhaps. Would Hunt tell a final tall story or 
two, to protect himself, or perhaps deal one 
final slap in the face to the US government 
(which made him a fall guy for Watergate)? Yes. 
Would Hunt hide the involvement of certain 
individuals to whom he remained loyal, including 
people who are still alive? Certainly. Anything 
from an operative like Hunt can only be accepted 
with caution and healthy skepticism.

Nevertheless, Hunt's scenario has the ring of truth.

Each of the named names are well-known CIA and 
CIA-linked players exposed by many researchers 
and historians who have detailed the enduring 
connection from the Bay of Pigs and the Dallas 
hit to Watergate and Iran-Contra.

The Hunt confession vindicates generations of 
historians, researchers and whistleblowers who 
have given their lives and careers to expose the 
truth about Dealey Plaza. While there are too 
many to name, they include, but are not limited 
to (and in no particular order): Jim Garrison, 
Mark Lane, Fletcher Prouty, Josiah Thompson, Carl 
Oglesby, Peter Dale Scott, Anthony Summers, 
Robert Groden, Victor Marchetti, David Lifton, 
Harrison Livingstone, Michael Canfield, A.J. 
Weberman, Sylvia Meagher, William Turner, Jim 
Marrs, Pete Brewton, John Newman, Philip 
Melanson, Hal Verb, Mae Brussell, Harold 
Weisberg, Oliver Stone, Mike Ruppert and Dan 
Hopsicker, Jim diEugenio and Linda Pease.

Meanwhile, the criminal deceptions of the US 
government and its corporate media, the Warren 
Commission, and the dirty work of cover-up 
specialists such as Gerald Posner and Mark 
Fuhrman, and the legions of JFK assassination 
revisionist/theorists, deserve a final rebuke, 
and eternal scorn.

Highlighting Hunt's role

Although the Rolling Stone piece does not address 
it, the Hunt confession directly corroborates two 
classic investigations that previously exposed 
the role of Hunt. They are Mark Lane's Plausible 
Denial and Michael Canfield/A.J. Weberman's Coup 
D'Etat in America. Lane's book details how he 
took Hunt to court, and won a libel suit, 
essentially proving that the CIA murdered JFK, 
and that Hunt lied about his whereabouts. The 
investigation of Canfield and Weberman identified 
Hunt and Frank Sturgis as two of the three 
"tramps" arrested at Dealey Plaza.

Time has only made these investigations more 
relevant. More than ever, their books, and those 
of the JFK historians and researchers above 
listed, deserve to be found, read and studied.

Hunt to Nixon to Bush

The Rolling Stone piece fails to go after the 
roles of Richard Nixon and George Herbert Walker 
Bush. But the Hunt confession, if accurate, leads 
directly to them, to their lifelong associates, 
and all the way to the present George W. Bush 

The Dallas-Watergate-Iran-Contra connection has 
been thoroughly documented by the key JFK 
researchers, and in particular, in the work of 
Peter Dale Scott, one of the very first to show 
the deep political continuity across three 
decades. Daniel Hopsicker's Barry and the Boys 
goes into even more detail on the players.

Consider the career of George H.W. Bush. He was a 
Texas oilman (Zapata Oil) and a CIA operative, 
involved with the Bay of Pigs. Bush's name was 
found in the papers of George DeMohrenschildt, 
one of Lee Harvey Oswald's CIA handlers. As 
documented by Pete Brewton, author of The Mafia, 
the CIA and George Bush, Bush was deeply 
connected with a small circle of Texas elites 
tied to the CIA and the Mafia, as well as the 
Florida-based CIA/anti-Casto Cuban exile/ Mafia 
milieu As Richard Nixon's hand-picked Republican 
National Committee chairman, and later as CIA 
director, Bush constantly covered-up and 
stonewalled for his boss about Watergate, which 
itself (by the admission of Frank Sturgis and 
others) was a cover-up of the JFK assassination.

Tracking any of the individual CIA operatives 
involved with the Bay of Pigs, it is impossible 
to ignore or deny direct connections to George 
H.W. Bush and his crime family, across the 
Kennedy assassinations, covert operations in 
Indochina and, later, Latin America.

Beyond any reasonable doubt, the US government 
murdered John F. Kennedy. There are people still 
alive today who were involved directly and 
indirectly implicated. Some are probably even 
serving in positions of high influence. Some 
still have never been identified or touched.

All of these individuals still need to be 
pursued, exposed, and brought to justice.

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Hunt's Deathbed Confession
  Hunt's JFK Murder Confession Ignored By Establishment Media
John Hankey

E. Howard Hunt's taped deathbed "confession" is 
not new news. In the days after Hunt died there 
were several articles covering the same material. 
Hunt is a profound liar of the highest rank. He 
planted forged memos in the National Archives 
blaming JFK for the Diem assassination, for 
example. The lies he told on the stand, under 
oath, in his slander trail (described by Mark 
Lane) are monuments to filth-as-truth. I consider 
his "confession" as perhaps the strongest 
evidence that Johnson was not involved in JFK's 
murder (though it seems, given his connections, 
that he may have been aware of the threat in 
general terms - but so were the FBI and Secret 
Service, in specific terms). Hunt gives us 
Sturgis and some other credible information 
merely as bait for that poisonous hook that 
Johnson was to blame. Given that, and the content 
of his "confession", I think Hunt should be 
seriously considered a likely candidate as one of 
the two grassy knoll gunmen: the one who 
delivered the final, fail-safe head shot, at the 
last possible moment, when it became clear that 
the mafia and Cuban gunmen in the rear, and also 
on the knoll, had failed. (James Files' 
description of events on the knoll clearly 
indicate that if he was actually there, as he 
claims, that he fired the throat shot, with 
stunning incompetence. Files also names Sturgis - 
so there is really nothing new in Hunt's tape)

I don't understand how could any reputable 
article could ignore all the evidence connecting 
Hunt to Bush? This evidence is collected in my 
DVD, JFK II, but it comes from well known and 
original sources like Mark Lane's Plausible 
Denial, and Webster Tarpley's Unauthorized 
Biography of George Bush (and from Hunt's own 
mouth). I don't get this at all. The Hoover memo, 
ignored? The memo naming George Bush as a CIA 
agent, and simultaneously and explicitly 
connecting him to both the assassination, and to 
the "misguided anti-Castro groups" of which Hunt 
was the well-known supervisor, ignored?

Instead the article offers us photographs 
claiming to be of Bush in front of the 
Depository. They are not at all persuasive, to my 
eyes. They don't look much like Bush, and 
certainly they could be thousands of other tall, 
thin, balding men. The article also raises the 
lame allegation that Hunt was one of the bums 
arrested in the train yard and photographed as 
they were led to the police station. There are 
much better pictures showing very clearly that it 
was Chauncey Holt, not Hunt, who was the bum in 

I am embarrassed that Alex Jones, who does such 
essential work, and to whom I am very grateful, 
and to whom I always refer people, would post 
such stuff. The stealing of Kennedy's body, the 
control of the autopsy, and the monumental 
cover-up in the papers were NONE OF THEM Texas 
operations. The Secret Service standown was not a 
Texas operation. The CIA serves the Rockefellers, 
not Texas Oil. Period. As do the Bushes. This was 
a northeastern elite operation, not a Texas 
operation. Overwhelming evidence shows that. But 
if you perpetrate a crime as large as JFK's 
murder, you have to have a fall guy. Oswald is 
the fall guy for the inattentive and uninitiated. 
Johnson is the fall guy for the more 
sophisticated and experienced.

Bush and the CIA killed Kennedy for the 
Rockefellers. And they had done considerable work 
setting Oswald up to appear as a Castro 
operative. Oswalds staged attempts to appear to 
be a member of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee 
are well known. Less well known is that Dulles 
and the rest had the lists drawn up for the 
massive round-up of all members of the Fair Play 
for Cuba Committee, a real organization with 
numerous, serious and honest members who wanted 
to stop CIA sponsored terrorism against Cuba. 
Johnson was presented with the following dilemma 
by the Rockefeller clique: "if you don't tell the 
world that Oswald acted alone, we'll show that he 
was killed by Castro's agents, we'll use our 
control of the media to demand an invasion, and 
we'll have war with the Soviets in no time." 
Certainly that was the argument made by Johnson 
to Earl Warren (i.e. that the Rockefellers were 
planning to provoke World War III if Oswald was 
not depicted as acting alone).

The icing on the cake is HR Haldeman's book, I 
think it's the Haldeman Diaries but it might be 
Ends of Power*. He describes how Nixon called 
Johnson during Watergate and told him, "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...." The 
end of that sentence was the only part of all of 
Haldeman's books that was censored on the basis 
of "national security." Of course he was talking 
about the Kennedy assassination. No other answer 
will serve. 10 days later Johnson was dead. But 
how could Johnson threaten to tell about Nixon's 
involvement if HE, Johnson, were involved?

Much more important than Hunt's calculated 
attempts to poison the historical well from the 
grave are recent revelations that all members of 
the House Assassinations Committee expressed an 
interest to pursue the anti-Castro Cuban 
connection. Why? The answer is found in the heart 
of Lane's Plausible Denial. The Committee came 
into possession of a memo between Richard Helms, 
head of CIA, and Jesus Angleton, his #2, 
discussing what course to follow when the 
Committee learned of Hunt's presence in Dallas, 
and his involvement in the assassination. The 
Committee, in closed session, doubtless saw far 
more evidence than just this memo, showing the 
connection of the anti-Castro CIA terrorists, of 
whom Hunt was a front-line supervisor, and the 
Kennedy assassination. They also heard testimony 
from Marita Lorenz, for example. But Colby, the 
CIA chief who doubtless provided the memo, was 
fired for being too-cooperative, and was replaced 
by George HW Bush. The Committee's investigation 
was shut down abruptly. But some member of the 
staff leaked the memo to the press, with the 
predictable result that only two small papers had 
the guts to publish it. Spotlight Magazine was 
one. All praise and glory etc.


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