at "NO NAME" KEY
Back Channels, Spring 1992, p13. Permission to reprint
here obtained December 29, 1999]
INTRIGUE AT "NO NAME" KEY
By Tom Dunkin
Oliver Stone's JFK seems to have achieved a double objective
of being a
moneymaker and a political activity stimulus, one of the
Although he denies any spooky associations, it's going to be
interesting to see if future release of classified files on
assassination pinpoints new intelligence community
Hargraves, a man with some shadowy past connections,
Hargraves denies any "contract CIA agent" links, although he
involved in military training of Cuban exiles in Florida and
Louisiana. British author Anthony Summers hung the
tag on members of the International Penetration Force in his
Summer's book on the JFK assassination cites an FBI raid and
closing of a training site near Lake Ponchatrain several
Kennedy's death as a possible contributing factor in the
Hargraves recalls there are many unanswered questions in the
exile aspect of the Kennedy case. Early in New Orleans
Attorney Jim Garrison's probe, "Garrison accused us of
‘triangulation team' of three alleged snipers at No Name
No Name Key was the principal Florida training site for the
IPF freelance volunteer instructors.
"We testified before Garrison and convinced him he was
Hargraves recalls, "and we went to work for him for about a
early in Garrison's late 1966 and early 1967 investigation.
Garrison's, whose two non-fiction books, A heritage of
Stone, and On
the Trail of The Assassins, were the basis of Stone's JFK
said in them
that Kennedy's "ordering an end to the CIA's continued
anti-Castro guerrillas at the small, scattered camps in
north of Lake Ponchatrain "added to the disenchantment which
contributed to the President's murder.
Another interesting aspect of the Garrison investigation, is
according to Hargraves, a Cuban exile investigator hired by
ripped off half the budget" to handicap the probe.
Bernardo de Torres, a Bay of Pigs veteran, "was working for
the CIA", Hargraves said, during the Garrison investigation.
De Torres, who has since disappeared from his former Miami
served as a security consultant to local and federal law
units during President Kennedy's visit to Miami after Fidel
release of the prisoners from the Bay of Pigs invasion.
TOM DUNKIN, a WW II Marine Corps combat veteran, is editor
of the UDT/SEAL Museum Association newsletter, FIRE IN THE
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