The JFK assassination was an inside job, according to a deathbed confession of a man claiming to have been a member of the president's security team. The man, identified only by the code name, "Ron," told movie director Oliver Stone a member of his own team shot and killed John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Ron was dying of cancer and had only revealed his JFK assassination secret to his son until he asked to speak with Oliver Stone, according to a Daily Mail report. Stone produced and directed JFK in 1991. The movie was based on one of several assassination conspiracy theories which have been rumored for decades.
'JFK assassination was an inside job': Ex-government agent claimed 'someone from his team' killed the president https://t.co/pLFLm5PQq4Ron sent a series of letters to Oliver Stone before the award-winning director agreed to a meeting. Stone said that although he was definitely skeptical about claims the JFK assassination was an inside job, he ultimately said the dying man's story was both "plausible" and felt "very authentic."
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John F. Kennedy was shot and killed by two rifle bullets while traveling through downtown Dallas in November of 1963. The parade route was altered shortly before the president got into a convertible and began waving at citizens assembled along the sidewalk.Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested and accused of assassinating JFK. He was shot and killed while in police custody before a trial on the charges could be scheduled. Just two days after allegedly shooting John F. Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, local bar owner and alleged mob cohort, Jack Ruby, shot Oswald while he was being escorted to a more secure jail.
Jack Ruby was arrested for Oswald's murder and sentenced to death. A Texas appeals court overturned the death sentence and ordered a new trial for the Oswald shooter, but Ruby died of cancer before a new trial could begin.
The Warren Commission report concluded that neither Lee Harvey Oswald nor Jack Ruby were part of a criminal conspiracy, either domestic or international, to assassinate President John F. Kennedy, History notes.
JFK Assassination -- Zapruder Film Slow Motion Video -- Warning, Graphic ImagesOliver Stone only recently decided to share Ron's deathbed confession. The director shared the JFK assassination inside job conspiracy theory with author Matt Zoller Seitz, who is currently writing a book about Stone, the Sun reports.
When asked why Oliver Stone waited until now to share what Ron told him, 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."
Stone has given the author full access to his archives and relinquished all editorial control about any writings which stem from what Seitz learns.
JFK Assassination Video -- Warning Graphic ImagesStone reportedly said Ron "didn't have any ulterior motives" for coming forward with his claims about the JFK assassination.
"He came to me through a series of weird letters through post office boxes. Everything would go to a post office box, and he'd locate it from offshore, from Bermuda," Stone said.
Ron and Oliver Stone first met at a hotel in New York to talk about the JFK assassination conspiracy theory.
Here's an excerpt from what Oliver Stone had to say about his meeting with the man claiming to have been on John F. Kennedy's security team.
"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. And his memory of it was so technical, filled with military jargon, details about radio communications right after the shots."Seitz's book about the famed director, The Oliver Stone Experience, will hit store shelves on September 13.
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