There are few characters in the JFK assassination saga that loom as large as H. L. Hunt. He was one of the richest men in the world in 1963, thanks in large part to the oil depletion allowance. I guess you know JFK wanted to end that tax break in order to reap millions for the Treasury. That alone would have been enough to put Hunt into action since Hunt controlled a vast private intelligence network, one that included the John Birch Society.
When you sift through the facts of this case, two nexus points emerge: one in Miami called JM/WAVE (the largest CIA station outside Langley), and the other based around the Texas oil barons who funded the John Birch Society and other right-wing hate groups, a list that included Clint Murchison and both Hunt brothers. These rich Texans were very close with right-wing elements in the military, and, in fact, had funded the political campaign of General MacArthur and supported retired General Edwin Walker, who’d been drummed out of the Army after distributing John Birch Society material to his troops. Supposedly, Oswald took a shot at Walker shortly before JFK’s assassination.
Hunt’s son Nelson helped purchased a full-page ad in the Dallas newspaper the day JFK arrived. It accused the President of betraying the Constitution. In addition, a leaflet appeared all over town that accused JFK of treason. These were not random events, but obvious propaganda ploys intended to soften up the city for what was about to happen. In fact, I’ve always suspected James Angleton wrote a secret report accusing JFK of being a Communist mole high inside the government. Angleton was convinced this mole existed based on information provided by a fake defector. Throughout the Cold War, Russian spooks like Kim Philby were dancing circles around the CIA, and manipulating the paranoid Angleton in the process.
Sam Giancana and Richard C. Nagell both claimed the Texas oil crowd put up the money to fund the assassination, and Nagell placed H. L. Hunt at the epicenter of the conspiracy. Keep in mind, Hunt was the money man behind both LBJ and Joseph McCarthy (who was actually very close to the Kennedy family). Robert Kennedy learned how to play dirty tricks from being on McCarthy’s staff, where the professor of dirty tricks was a lawyer named Roy Cohn, who would soon rise to great influence.
So Hunt was a major player in the realm of secret societies. Strange, though, how the Hunts and Murchison eventually got busted down to almost nothing at one point after becoming three of the richest people in the world, which just goes to show how the real money power resides in the Eastern Establishment trusts and banks on Wall Street, and not the individual billionaires who can come and go with market trends.
Funny how the John Birch society was so peppered with Freemasons of the 33rd Degree, high-ranking officials of the Federal Reserve banking system and members of the Council on Foreign Relations. They started out attacking Communism, which they blamed on the Rockefellers and Rothschilds. But if you know anything about Communism, you know spooks set most of it up. Was there ever a time when spooks weren’t running the American Communist Party? So it’s only appropriate to suspect the anti-Communist movement would have been similarly set-up and run by spooks. Deep politics is a wilderness of mirrors.
In 1975, Penn Jones received this anonymous letter, which some think was written by Lee Oswald and others claim is a forgery. This letter would soon feed right into the E. Howard Hunt rabbit hole, but, in fact, it’s far more likely a note like this would have been written to H. L. Hunt, who actually lived in Dallas and is someone Oswald might have conducted secret meetings with, at least that’s what Nagell claims. Unless, of course, the letter was just a rabbit hole, which seems likely.
There are a couple more noteworthy points. We know one of the assassins was likely positioned inside the Dal-Tex building. Jim Braden (aka Eugene Hale Brading) was one of three men taken into custody for acting suspicious in the lobby. Braden claimed to have come to the building for a meeting with Lamar Hunt, another son of Hunt’s sons. Since Braden had a long record and known association with Sicilian men-of-honor, one wonders why he was never interrogated as to what he was doing in Dallas that day. Braden would later turn up at the scene of Robert Kennedy’s murder.
Another suspicious factoid is that immediately after the assassination, H. L. Hunt was rushed to the airport and taken out of the country by the FBI. Supposedly, they’d received notice of a plot to kill him. But instead of protective custody, they moved Hunt to a secret destination in Mexico. Does this story make any sense except to indicate Hunt wanted to remove himself from the scene? Murchison, on the other hand, held a massive victory party at his ranch, a celebration that bothered some of his domestic staff who liked Kennedy.
But then an alternative story came out more recently that claims Hunt only pretended to hide out in Mexico, and was really holed up in a five-star hotel in Washington DC, where he could more easily guide his boy LBJ in a direction favorable to the Texas oil barons. And when you talk about that Texas oil crowd and the John Birch Society, one detail to keep in mind was the name of one of the inner circle: Fred Koch. His sons now run the second largest private company in the US and created and fund the right-wing Tea Party Movement.
(Excerpted from Killing Kennedy: The Real Story, link below.)