Political Hitman Roger Stone Promotes Book About Kennedy Assassination

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Stone metaphors too numerous to name -- a landslide of them? -- came to mind when I learned that rightwing political hit man Roger Stone had joined Lotus land lefty director Oliver Stone in the JFK conspiracy corps. The rightwing Stone, a former Nixon confidante, has co-authored a new book on JFK's death.

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In an interview with the website JFKfacts.org, Stone claims that "a conspiracy funded by Texas Oil and assisted by elements of the CIA and the Mob" was behind Kennedy's assassination. Oh yeah, and that the plot's mastermind was JFK's successor in office, LBJ.

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(It's hardly a new theory, and one that was taken a good deal further more than forty years ago by the genius Paul Krassner, whose flair for outrage far surpasses Stone's.)

Stone, his short-lived campaign for Florida Governor having petered out, is milking this cow for all it's worth. And so, he's forsworn bespoke tailoring and going cowboy for a Texas personal appearance tour behind the new tome. The self-anointed fashion expert and "dandy" is stretching the term, as you can see in the picture on the left. Ugh.

"I will wear the same hat in Dallas on Nov, 22 2013 as Gov. John Connally wore in the JFK death car," Stone tweeted earlier this week. Why? "Symbolism. Covering up my head like Govt covering up truth in JFK assassination."

Antics like this have endeared Stone to many, including many in the press. Palm Beach Post political writer George Bennett and others have bantered chummily with Stone on the latter's Twitter feed about the ten-gallon look. (Stone one-up'd him.)

Stone's certainly a change of pace from the usual run of stick-up-their-ass politicos, and his entertainment value has blinded some usually perceptive people. I don't buy it. I'd say the net result of Roger Stone's life work -- like that of his political heroes -- has been to increase the sum total of human misery in the world.

True enough, Stone on one occasion showed some slight regret (War in Iraq? Oops.) about his thug-like role in the 2000 Recount, when he helped organize the Brooks Brothers Riot, shutting down the Miami elections office. (Would you like some fascism with that?)

But Stone's bullshit rolls on. Recent evidence: Applauding the "birther" scam in 2010 and pushing a smear job on New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez early this year.

Even more recent was Stone's admiring citation of Nixon in his JFKfacts.org interview:

"The difference between me and LBJ was, we both wanted to be President but I wouldn't kill for it" Nixon told me in 1989.

Right. Nixon wouldn't "kill for it." He'd only, in order to win election in 1968, sabotage peace talks that might have ended the Vietnam War, giving us several more years of carnage, blood and pain -- for Americans, Vietnamese and Cambodians alike. Some hero. But don't tell that to Roger Stone.


Fire Ant -- an invasive species, tinged bright red, with an annoying, sometimes-fatal sting -- covers Palm Beach County. Got feedback or a tip? Contact Fire.Ant@BrowardPalmBeach.com.





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lovepaula41
lovepaula41

Leave Fire Ant alone. Sure, he's a piss ant compared to Stone but he's got plenty of company. Stone is a one-man wrecking ball. On the behalf of the GOP he killed the Reform Party. His maneuvers in 2000 stole the election from Al Gore and reinforced Stone's legendary status as a cut-throat, no holds barred political street fighter. When Eliot Spitzer, the sitting governor of New York pissed off Stone, Stone took him down and most recently when Spitzer dropped tens of millions on his comeback, Stone took him out again. The Nixon White House was bubbling with dirty tricks and secrets and all those operatives were deep in know about the JFK murder. You do not want to tangle with Stone. Of course I'll be reading the book. You can't afford to ignore history.

johndough1941
johndough1941

As a JFK buff I have read every book I could and watched every documentary made on the subject. A few months ago when Roger Stone first announced this book he provided interviews to many reporters. He leaked a good deal of content. It included dirt on the mob, the CIA, Russia, China, Cuba, the Dallas and State police and on and on. I have no doubt this new book is going to be jammed with revelations never before seen or heard, far more compelling than the Jerome Corsi book that is currently making waves. I could really care less about how ruthless Roger Stone is claimed to be. I would gladly read a book authored by Adolf Hitler himself if it provided insight into the biggest political scandal of the 20th Century namely the Kennedy assassination.

jblume321
jblume321

Stone is colorful, fascinating and has written a book that I want to read. His critic here doesn't have the cojones to sign his real name so how can anything he writes be taken seriously?  

Stone is the only well known politico that actually tells it how it is.  No other politician or strategic tells truth.  It's refreshing to hear what's REALLY going on in politics so I'm excited to read the new book on who killed JFK.

tammysimone
tammysimone

There’s no real comparison between Paul Krassner’s bad taste satire on the JFK assassination and Roger Stone’s book.Please.And what happened to a book review that actually reviews the book?I’m one of many who likes Stone for his sometimes eccentric approach to various issues and his impeccable taste in style.However, I’m more interested in what he has to say about LBJ and JFK’s assassination.

lovepaula41
lovepaula41

Where there's smoke there's fire. You better believe I want to read the book. It's not shipping yet at Amazon. Where can we expect to see Mr. Stone to get him to sign the book?

alphonsecandice
alphonsecandice

Does anybody doubt that Nixon knew who killed LBJ? Since Stone hung out with Nixon, logic would indicate he knows too. It's all speculative however until the book comes out.

karlavonstetten
karlavonstetten

Alas, politics is much like a woman of the night. Stone however fearlessly tells it like it is both in his Stonezone blog and then most voraciously on Twitter. I almost always take initial umbrage at what he says, maybe because I suffer from the same media brainwashing as does the general public but after a little time goes by, when his pronouncements come true I feel like an embarrassed shrinking violet. You will often see Roger Stone sticking his neck out making some wild prediction and wonder why he would take such a risk. When his prediction comes true, it makes it seem like he has a crystal ball. I think this is actually a practiced art on his part. He is known to perform extensive research on any and every issue of his interest and his resources are not limited to Google. Take a buffoon like Dick Morris for example, I probably do a disservice to Stone to call them peers but Morris really screwed up the Romney election. Morris took a great risk but he left the starting gate without real facts and as a result sullied his reputation perhaps beyond repair. For all his ostentatious behavior you will never see Stone make such a mistake. Take the Menendez thing for example. Stone spoke his mind. I would hardly call it a smear campaign. Menendez dug his own grave and Stone had the goods on him. As for Stone's perceived "run for governor" I followed it very carefully hoping he would run but he never actually declared. So all in all I guess I'm a Roger Stone fan. I take him over Karl Rove any day.

georgejohnsonflorida
georgejohnsonflorida

All politics is BS.....we all know this. Stone doesn't mince words and calls it as he sees it. Fashion wise.....Stone is dead on.

foxatwork
foxatwork

The LBJ theory may be old but it is a vital part of American history.Unfortunately, except for history buffs and conspiracy theorists, the public’s interest in the JFK assassination has waned.Now, with the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death, Roger Stone’s book will create a ton of interest in the assassination, particularly the role Johnson played.Stone’s notoriety as a Nixon “bad boy”, political operative/dirty trickster and Washington insider has already drawn attention to the book.Of course, Stone is entertaining but he’s straightforward.I may not like all his political views, but I like the fact that he tells it like it is. He says he has the documents and first-hand knowledge that proves LBJ was the mastermind of the assassination.I believe him and I’m looking forward to reading his book.

longpeter
longpeter

Fire Ant does a helluva book review. He glances on Roger Stone's fashion sense but if I recall correctly, Stone is the fashion editor at one of the big media outlets. I do not ever have occasion to wear a Brooks Brothers suit here in Florida. You sweat through suits so quickly here that a suit from JC Penney is more economical but I suppose lacking prestige. As an American, I've always felt the secrets hidden about the Kennedy assassination should have been disclosed years ago. I know Stone will have the goods on it because he was in the White House right after LBJ who had every reason in the world to want JFK dead if you can understand the ruthlessness of die-hard politicians. While I will still read the Herald here and there, I count on New Times to say things no one else will. I guess I feel the same way about Stone.

dodgephillip
dodgephillip

That is a fine picture of Roger Stone in a Gene Autry special, albeit 30 years old. When I first saw Stone appearing on CNN in the 80's, I found him intriguing because his predictions were always right on target. Now that he has switched allegiance to the Libertarian Party we don't see him nearly as much on Fox but when we do he is always accurate in his political assessments. I just picked up the Corsi book on JFK and haven't finished it yet but you can be sure I will be one of the first to buy the Stone book when it comes out. He knows where the bodies are buried.

jeremynorth083
jeremynorth083

Love Stone's guts.  He tells it like it is.  He knows what Nixon knew and Nixon knew the truth.  Cant wait to read this book.

ahfarms
ahfarms

When JFK was killed, I was in the 3rd grade, and I remember the adults saying it was "LBJ"  

That was the first things out of their mouths after the killing.  I believe the most obvious, and our  gut instinct usually turns out to be the correct one.  Now we have come full circle, but people do not trust their gut instinct anymore.  They, like sheep would rather just follow what the corrupt biased networks tell them.  It's easier for lazy people to do just that and then go back to watching American Idol. 

123morrow
123morrow

Roger Stone's book will be the book of the year in JFK research and it will change how American history will be written.  If you want to get quickly “up to speed” on the JFK assassination, here is what to read:

1) LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination by Phillip Nelson

2) The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ by Roger Stone

3) JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters by James Douglass

4) Brothers: the Hidden History of the Kennedy Years by David Talbot

5) The Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour Hersh

6) Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty by Russ Baker

7) Power Beyond Reason: The Mental Collapse of Lyndon Johnson by Jablow Hershman

8) Operation Cyanide: Why the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World War III by Peter Hounam (LBJ engineered the attack on the USS Liberty)

9) Inside the Assassinations Records Review Board Volume 5, by Doug Horne

10) Watch "The Men Who Killed Kennedy - the Guilty Men - episode 9" at YouTube -

best video ever on the JFK assassination; covers well Lyndon Johnson's role

11) Google the essay “LBJ-CIA Assassination of JFK” by Robert Morrow

11) Google “National Security State and the Assassination of JFK by Andrew Gavin Marshall.”

12) Google “Chip Tatum Pegasus.” Intimidation of Ross Perot 1992

13) Google “Vincent Salandria False Mystery Speech.” Read every book & essay Vincent Salandria ever wrote.

14) Google "Unanswered Questions as Obama Annoints HW Bush" by Russ Baker

16) Google "Did the Bushes Help to Kill JFK" by Wim Dankbaar

raylandgivens
raylandgivens

This reporter seems to trash Stone rather than repudiate his claims about LBJ. What's got this guy all hot & bothered?

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

Bullshit. Everyone knows it was the Illuminati.

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@players02  

Stone's egomania is hilarious. "The truth" won't do; it's "The Truth." LOL. What about The Light and The Way?

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@players02  

Rave on you crazy diamond. call me Donald Duck, if you like. It's the facts that are the "insults."

Meanwhile, we stand in awe of your crusade for truth and, well, justice ain't that important. The long green and good clothes are what really count.

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@players02  

There's a sucker born every minute in Russia too.

 

casinojohnny69
casinojohnny69

@players02 I listened to the audio clip and found it amazing. Oddly enough, the Russian's seem to agree more with John Dough than Fireant. Nixon was both a staunch fighter of communists in America yet an ardent diplomat who broke the ice with them, right? While I don't trust the Russians their website certainly offers some intriguing news you don't normally see. All in all, kudos to Fireant for drawing our attention to this book. I bet it will be a best seller! New Times beats the Herald any day!

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@lovepaula41 Pathetic. What are you going to learn? That LBJ was a ruthless sob and that the Mob and the CIA were killers? Stop the presses.

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@johndough1941 The "biggest political scandal of the 20th Century" is that the American people have given in to cynicism and gullibility, letting themselves be distracted by which particular element of power has fucked over another while the whole system works to fuck the people as a whole. Stone's public song-and-dance is just one more sideshow; his private, undisclosed dealings reinforce power's grip.

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@jblume321 My real name means nothing. My work -- this writing -- is what matters, and it's fully transparent, posted on the Web for all to see. Stone doesn't "tell it like  it is," when it comes to himself and his real, scummy work. He may run his mouth but his real, scummy work is subterranean, hidden from the light and only occasionally exposed.

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@tammysimone  

1)Krassner's calculatedly "bad taste" is sheer genius. 

2) Who said this was a "book review"?

3) "Eccentric" is one word for it.

4) Style means shit.

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@players02  

Yes, I write under a pseudonym. Duh. I write clearly, accurately, forcefully and colorfully under a pseudonym. Deal with it.

By all means, read the book and decide how accurate it is. And then study up on Stone's lurid history of service to power, and decide how much good it's done.

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@karlavonstetten
Stone "had the goods" on Menendez? Didn't "smear" him?

Stone wrote on 3.24.13:

Menendez? WaPo will be proven wrong- Daily Caller/Tucker Carlson will be proven right- Menendez banged hookers in DR

(The Washington Post had reported on 3.18..13: Dominican police: 3 women paid to make false claims about Menendez)

Stone's claim of 3.24.12 was never proved true. (Must be another conspiracy/coverup.) 

Yeah, Stone "spoke his mind." He "spoke his mind" and smeared Menendez.

Maybe you should be wondering about Stone's connections to the Fanjuls. They're his kind of people.


fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@foxatwork 
"straightforward"? hah! his whole, sordid career is built on scummy deception.

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@raylandgivens "Repudiate his claims"? 

Why bother? That particular rabbit hole is fit only for madmen and fools, and their natural accompaniment, charlatans like Stone. And who cares? The answer to the riddle of JFK's death is, at this point, mere historical trivia, which will tell us nothing fundamental we don't already know about power in these United States.

"All hot and bothered"?

There is an avenging angel within me, one who fully expects to see Stone's many sins go unpunished but will not let them -- and those of his heroes like Nixon and Reagan -- pass unremarked, much as his glib song-and-dance bedazzles the cynics.

123morrow
123morrow

@raylandgivens

Facts ==>

Madeleine Duncan Brown was a mistress of Lyndon Johnson for 21 years and had a son with him named Steven Mark Brown in 1950. Madeleine mixed with the Texas elite and had many trysts with Lyndon Johnson over the years, including one at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, TX, on New Year's Eve 12/31/63. In the late evening of 12/31/63, just 6 weeks after the JFK assassination, Madeleine asked Lyndon Johnson:

"Lyndon, you know that a lot of people believe you had something to do with President Kennedy's assassination."

He shot up out of bed and began pacing and waving his arms screaming like a madman. I was scared!

"That's bull___, Madeleine Brown!" he yelled. "Don't tell me you believe that crap!"

"Of course not." I answered meekly, trying to cool his temper.

"It was Texas oil and those _____ renegade intelligence bastards in Washington." [said Lyndon Johnson][Texas in the Morning, p. 189] 

[LBJ told this to Madeleine in the late night of 12/31/63 in the Driskill Hotel, Austin, TX in room #254. They spent New Year’s Eve together here six weeks post JFK assassination. Room #254 was the room that LBJ used to have rendevous’ with his girlfriends – it used to be known as the e "Blue Room" and now it is known as the "LBJ Suite" and rents for $600-1,000/night as a Presidential suite at the Driskill; located on the Mezzanine Level. Note: Lyndon Johnson's presidential schedule and other accounts confirm that LBJ indeed was at the Driskill Hotel on the night of 12/31/63]

johndough1941
johndough1941

@fire.ant @johndough1941 Respectfully I must disagree with a portion of your feedback. The 20th Century is over and the JFK assassination and cover-up remain as controversial as ever. You obviously have a hatred of Stone but I urge you to not let it cloud your judgment concerning historic facts. I do agree there is a problem in America and that is metaphorically more like a disease than a scandal. The manipulation and destruction of America's idealistic but meritorious founding's began in the 1950's when Stone was in diapers so I can't warm up to commentary blaming it on him. I think many of the readers here know full well that the Bush dynasty had a heavy hand in twisting the direction of this country. In an effort to not veer off topic I think Stone left the GOP and became a Libertarian in part because he ultimately had disdain for the shape W left the country in. An explanation of the roots of the sorry state of affairs in America today may well be revealed in the Stone book. I encourage discourse about these things if it helps shed light on a remedy, not just foment acrimony.

players02
players02

@fire.ant @tammysimone  Yeah style means shit if you're a out-of-work hobo ....like the Piss Ant.. I mean fire ant. Perhaps it's time for me to release the fawning e-mail u sent me trying to climb up my ass. You are truly a pathetic loser-- with no future in journalism. No balls. No respect. Let me know when you write a New York Times Best Seller,


fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@karlavonstetten  

Still waiting for the "proven wrong," Rog. Maybe 50 years after the fact? Like your LBJ hoax.

 

123morrow
123morrow

@raylandgivens @riverrat69 LBJ was the senator (D-Pentagon) and he was one of a handful of early congressional overseers of the newly created CIA. He and his oil men used CIA/military to murder JFK.

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@johndough1941 @fire.ant "controversial" for a dwindling rump cohort of obsessives.

Stone was in diapers in the 1950s but made his bones sucking up to the manipulators of the 1950s, most prominently RMN


fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@players02 @fire.ant @tammysimone  

Style is a poor substitute for character.
 

And please, please release whatever you want--all your emails, including those to and from the scum you whore out to. 

"No respect" for a power-whores who kiss the ass of war criminals, so desperate are they for a place in the sun.

NYT best-seller means shit, too. McDonald's has sold a trillion burgers and everyone of them sucks.

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