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E Howard Hunt last book and ideas on JFK assassination.

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posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 09:32 PM
E. Howard Hunt (CIA) died not to long ago and his last book, "American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate and Beyond" has just been released and was to be released after his death. I ordered my copy early and have been going through it. He has one chapter going through who could have killed Kennedy and who didn't. E. Howard Hunt said he had no knowledge and did not participate in the killing of JFK and I believe him. But he did say a couple names of who could have and probably had some participation in the killing.
It begins with Lyndon Johnson and William Harvey. Hunt says Lyndon Johnson "was an opportunist who would not have hesitated to get rid of any obstacle in his way."
William Harvey "felt his position was in jeopardy."
Hunt went as far as saying, Lyndon Johnson "tried unsuccessfully to engineer the passengers of each vehicle, trying to get his good buddy Gov. Connolly to ride with him instead of JFK's car-where theorists observe he would have been out of danger." Also, Lyndon Johnson "is on record as having convinced JFK to make an appearance in the first place (Dallas) and had the money and connections to manipulate the scenario in Dallas."
E Howard Hunt suggested that more investigative work needs to go into these areas. The book is very interesting and a must read.
Nixon, FBI, Sturgis, etc. had nothing to do with the assassination. It was Lyndon Johnson who wanted to be president more than anything.

posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 04:15 PM
I have been saying for years that Johnson was directly involved. The fact that he was never given any consideration was shocking in light of the fact that he had the most to gain by having Kennedy offed. I believe the CIA orchestrated the assasination at the urging of Johnson and under the agreement that he would allow an escalation of military activity in Vietnam.

posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 04:48 PM
Question is, who is this William "Bill" Harvey? Has anyone got info on this guy and if his career flurished after JFK's death.
I never thought Lyndon Johnson had a part in the murder of JFK until this book.
Cord Meyer is another name mentioned by Howard Hunt as a possible co-conspirator, "who is a high level CIA operative whose wife, journalist Mary Pinchot, was having an affair with JFK." Hunt says that Mary was killed because of the affair and never solved. Mary left a diary of the affair and was taken. In the diary, Hunt learned that Mary and Kennedy "would drop '___' before making love". So Cord might have been upset about his wife and this affair.
But it is Lyndon Johnson and Bill Harvey who Hunt thinks did the killing with outside help.
Also mentioned, Hunt says, "Oswald was not a great marksman while in the marines, and if he did kill kennedy, he got off the most accurate shots of his life. So he may have received some help." Even Hunt believes that Oswald was not the only shooter and could not have performed this shot.
So question is, who is this William Harvey? I can't find much on him.

posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 12:09 AM
William Harvey was allegedly the top CIA "executive action"(meaning assassination) specialist. So naturally he is a suspect, though not much is written about him.

E. Howard Hunt sued the populist newspaper "The Spotlight" for libel a long time ago after it reported that Hunt was in Dallas on that fateful day. JFK assassination author Mark Lane(he wrote "Rush to Judgement," an early book on the case) was the defense attorney and won the case after presenting evidence that Hunt was indeed in Dallas that day. And many have pointed out the resemblance between Hunt and one of the 'tramps' that was picked up from the railyards behind the grassy knoll.

Though its probably true that Johnson had some foreknowledge, and whose political rise was littered with bodies(see the book "A Texan looks at Lyndon"), it is not likely he was the prime mover behind the death of JFK. He was just an employee of the far more powerful people behind him.

posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 09:59 AM
Hunt detailed where and what he was doing the day of the assassination. He was with his wife and children watching the TV at home the whole day in Washington D.C. He took his wife to the grocery store that morning, upon hearing the news, he picked up his kids from school. Who were at the time going to school with Robert Kennedys kids who were also picked up. After that, he went home a watched the action unfold on TV.
I don't think Hunt had anything to do with the killing. He was not one of the tramps in Dallas and it was proven by specialists in that field.

But he does put Lyndon Johnson and William "Bill" Harvey there as the killers. Both had something to gain, they would have had contact with each other on numerous occations and they both hated the Kennedys with a passion, especially Harvey. He was demoted after the Bay of Pigs and sent to Italy i believe. Its there that he would have meet and trained snipers for this job. They came in to Dallas and were out that afternoon. Hunt says in his last book that investigations should be done into the movement of weapons into Dallas by Harvey.

Harvey did the training and planning. Johnson did the cover-up and pay-offs which would have been easy in a state that hated Kennedy and loved Johnson.

posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 10:02 AM
Last thing Hunt said was, as technology moves forward and begins to look and study the Zapruder film, it will show where the shot came from. He believes from behind the fence on the grassy knoll, i think. Who was the shooter, he says he doesn't know, but wishes he did. I thought that was a strange comment for him to make in his book.

posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 01:30 AM
howard hunt was just about as crooked as they come. i'd take anything he says with a grain of salt.

posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 02:36 PM

Originally posted by kennedy
howard hunt was just about as crooked as they come. i'd take anything he says with a grain of salt.

I don't think so. I have been reading his book and it seems up until the Watergate fiasco and running a propaganda machine in other countries, he seems pretty legit. But this is just what I am taking out of his book. I think he is telling the truth regarding the JFK assassinations and goes into great detail about it. Who could have been involved and who really didn't have the reason or guts too.

posted on Apr, 29 2007 @ 10:12 PM
The April 5, 2007 issue of Rolling Stone contained an extensive article on Hunt, based in large part on an interview with his eldest son St. John (ex-drug addict). It describes Hunt's alleged "deathbed" confessions of his supposed knowledge and indirect complicity in the JFK assassination.[12] Among other things, the article claims that Hunt, in hand-written notes and a voice recording to St. John, implicated Lyndon B. Johnson, and CIA operator Cord Meyer as the key players in the JFK assassination conspiracy. According to Hunt's son, Hunt claimed the other assassin was a French gunman on the grassy knoll, often identified in other assassination theories as Lucien Sarti.

It was also reported that Kevin Costner offered to pay E. Howard Hunt 5-million dollars if Hunt would give him a tell all story about the JFK assassination. It would include how he was involved, as well as others. Costner was even said to have met with Hunt at his home, but the two got into a verbal fight and nothing came of it.

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