According to a deathbed confession given to Oscar-winning film director Oliver Stone, the 1963 assassination of John F Kennedy was performed by a member of his own team.
Stone, who directed the film “JFK” and had been respectful of conspiracy theories that were raised after JFK’s assassination, had been contacted by an ex-government official who was dying of cancer. The man, who claimed to have once been a member of JFK’s security team, told Stone that he wanted to let go of a secret he’d been holding onto his entire life since JFK’s murder – that ‘somebody from his own team…had fired on the President’. If true, this dispels the accusation of Lee Harvey Oswald, who was thought to have shot JFK from the Texas School Book Depository.
The man had only been identified with the code name “Ron”, and after getting the man’s confession, Stone decided to share it with Matt Zoller Seitz, the author who was writing a book on Stone. Seitz revealed that Stone had been holding “Ron’s” confession for some time, but finally felt that it was the right time to release it. Seitz said:
“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.”
In the book, Stone’s discussions with “Ron” are revealed, and Stone says he “didn’t have any ulterior motives” and that much of their communication was done through letters:
“He came to me through a series of weird letters through post office boxes. Everything would go to a PO Box, and he’d locate it from offshore, from Bermuda.”
When Stone and “Ron” finally met in person in a Rochester, New York hotel, Stone said:
“He said he didn’t want money or recognition. He said something like, “I want you to know this is from my conscience”. 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.
You kill the president, and your cover is security, and if the sniper or snipers who kill the president are hidden in with the guys who are supposed to protect him, guys who have no knowledge of this plot… It makes a lot of sense.”
Stone, who had once served in Vietnam, immediately connected with the military language that “Ron” had used, and said it added to the man’s credibility:
“And his memory of it was so technical, filled with military jargon, details about radio communications right after the shots.”
The entire confession of “Ron” will be published on September 13th, titled “The Oliver Stone Experience.”
Oliver Stone has felt that the assassination of JFK was an inside job for some time. Here is an older interview with Stone examining the likelihood that JFK was killed by someone working close to him:
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