John F Kennedy assassination was inside job: Former agent

The ex-government agent shared the secret with Oliver Stone, director of JFK.

London: President John F Kennedy was assassinated in an inside job by a member of his own security team, according to a “deathbed confession” made to director Oliver Stone who made the acclaimed film JFK.

A man who claimed to have been a former member of the presidential security team contacted Stone after he had made the film, the Daily Mail reported. The man was dying of cancer and wanted to share a secret that he had until then only told his son. ‘Somebody from his own team had fired on the President’, the man, who only gave his code name ‘Ron’ said.

There have been numerous conspiracy theories since Kennedy was killed in November 1963 while he was travelling in an open limousine through Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald was accused of shooting president Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Oswald was shot dead two days later by a local nightclub owner with connections to the criminal underworld. The assassinated president was killed by two rifle bullets. There have been suggestions that at least one of the fatal shots was fired from a nearby grassy knoll.

Stone, naturally, was skeptical about Ron’s claims. However, Stone, who himself is a former marine in Vietnam, was soon convinced after the man provided intricate details within an account that he describes as ‘plausible’ and ‘very authentic’. Stone says: “He said he didn’t want money or recognition. He said something like, ‘I want you to know this is from my conscience’.”

He adds: “The scenario he laid out was very practical. It’s the way I would do it, if (I) were going to do something like that.

“And his memory of it was so technical, filled with military jargon, details about radio communications right after the shots.”

Stone decided to reveal the dying man's confession to Matt Zoller Seitz, the author of a forthcoming book on Stone, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and director. Asked why Stone waited until now, Seitz says: ‘I think it was because he trusted me, and also because both the father and the son have been dead for a while. Nobody has ever heard this story. I’m the first person.’

( Source : Agencies )
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