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John F. Kennedy Assassination - Truth Emerges

Updated on April 17, 2016
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Deidre has a Masters in applied linguistics and translation for her 20 years overseas, then she worked as a certified provider of the MBTI®.

The murder of John F. Kennedy remains as a seminal event, almost 50 years later, leaving an unhealed wound within the very inner being of America. We learned the hard way that we cannot trust our Government, something our Founding Fathers had also learned and therefore felt the necessity of the checks and balances they instituted at the beginning of this nation. This safeguard, however, had been effectively disabled by November 22, 1963. How did this happen?

I was 10 when the principal came and told the teacher to turn on the classroom TV so we could hear that the president had been shot. I still feel so connected to those horrible events and all that happened and the traumatic impact on the entire nation. I've read a good many of the books investigating the cover up.

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The new evidence that has come to light in the last twenty years help answer this question of how it happened. After years of investigation by private citizens, we are very close to fitting in the last pieces of the puzzle surrounding the assassination.

Someone who was growing up in central north Texas at the time tells me of overhearing what connected family and relatives said. Lee Harvey Oswald had noting to do with it - "he was the stupid fall guy that got whacked for just being there." As they say, follow the money. LBJ died "worth some $400M large ... when the largest salary he ever received was $100k a year," for a short time, at most. According to the shooter "near the tunnel or underpass ... hidden on the corner of that train tressell ... there were actually 4 shots fired... They had him triangulated. One on the knoll behind the fence. One over by the bridge and one in the Texas Depository."

There are some excellent investigative works recently out that connect many of the mysterious dots.

Here are four of them.

CIA FBI & LBJ killed JFK - 50th anniversary update

Four Excellent Works Recently Out

This is a good video that covers almost all of the multiple aspects of the JFK assassination. The other major aspect not covered is address by the following book regarding the direction or guiding hand of Lyndon B. Johnson. The video is an hour and a half long, but well worth viewing because it pulls together everything else into a complete picture. I suggest viewing the video, first, and then reading following book about LBJ's involvement.

E. Howard Hunt Outs Lyndon Johnson in JFK Assassination Plot - PART 1

1. The mastermind behind it

A new book out this year provides a penetrating analysis into the narcissistic, power hungry, megalomaniac personality of Lyndon B. Johnson, and how through corruption and various murders he achieved political power, and ultimately the office of president.

A compelling case is made that LBJ had the means, motive and opportunity to plan an assassination of a president. Near the end of his life, haunted by his failings in the Vietnam war and his role in the JFK murder, LBJ died a broken man in spirit and health.

Nelson's book

This excellent new book is LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK's Assassination, by Phillip F Nelson. It is an easy read and the author's smooth style weaves facts together almost like a novel. Finally it now makes sense to me what happened!!

As plain as day, Nelson's book brings the last pieces together of what connected the CIA, FBI, Mob and Oswald and what could have pushed all these elements and players over the line - the line of a restraining human conscience into the horrible, a deadly assault on our President.

We naturally give our government, and particularly the president - especially back then - the benefit of the doubt. Nelson's work clearly reveals without a doubt how this actually blinded our eyes to the obvious.

The Guilty Men looks at LBJ's involvement

Further efforts needed

After waiting for four decades for someone else to write a compelling book about Johnson's complicity, says Nelson, he decided to tackle it himself. Now, he says,

I'm hoping that my book, together with James Douglass' book, will attract enough attention to the matter to force Congress to take further action regarding the still suppressed documents. I think all of this will come to a head on the 50th anniversary, 2013.

Nelson is now in the process of making revisions to the book for a second edition to take care of some lingering grammatical and syntax errors and a few cases of redundancy. He hopes to finish this in the first quarter of 2011.

2. The historical events surrounding it

The Cuban Missile crisis abruptly jolted JFK's consciousness and so he attempted to fight the Cold War as a lone warrior. His own peace-oriented terms set the wheels of the intelligence community turning against him, until they reached their final destination to conspire with LBJ in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963.

Eisenhower had warned just before leaving office of the military-industrial complex. A small but powerful force within the government, namely the CIA, the FBI, the Joint Chiefs of the military, and even some of JFK's own cabinet and advisers, fearful of the communism threat came to feel the need to remove him as a danger to an American strategy of global domination.

James Douglass' book

The other book Nelson refers to, James Douglass' JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, first came out in hard-copy in 2008. Douglass explains how it could be that the this unspeakable betrayal was able to come about.

Douglass scrutinizes the historical facts surrounding the assassination, from the creation of the CIA to the gradual obliteration of the freedoms upon which this nation was founded. Included are close to 100 pages of small-print footnotes to document and explain his sources that most do not know about.

This is an excellent book! It does not get bogged down in the relatively irrelevant details of the players on the ground in Dealy Plaza that awful day. Douglass provides a "macro-view", if you will, regarding the why of JFK's assassination.

Douglass does a brilliant job of looking at the various levels of evil that carried out the assassination. Douglass' book proves there was not only a conspiracy, but a more complex and widespread one than most of us would have believed. Anyone interested in the integrity of the American government and its agencies will profit from reading this book.

Both Nelson's and Douglass' books are eye-openers that most will find difficult to absorb.

JFK's "Treason"

What got JFK in trouble was his secret "back channel" communication with Khrushchev -- a channel seen as treasonous by the intelligence community. Only JFK's brilliance, his American University speech, coupled with a keen love for his country and for mankind allowed him and Khruschev to make this huge leap into the unknown.

However, neither of their efforts succeeded. What they did, instead, was stir up a hornet's nest. For "the good of the country," the military-industrial complex reasoned, the ends justify the means - assassination for JFK and Khruschev ended up being deposed. The irony is that not only Kennedy, but as Douglass explains, all three leaders, including Castro, had struggled for peaceful co-existence in opposition to their own advisers.

3. Medical evidence


Digital Analysis Data on JFK Head Wound

Silent for 30 years, Dr. Crenshaw (at the 45 min point) finally reveals what Parkland doctors saw

Former FBI Agent Claims Oswald Didn't Kill Kennedy

4. Photographic evidence for conspiracy

This is Robert Groden's video documentary JFK - The Case for Conspiracy Part 1. Posted on Google a year ago, the 103 minute video was made in response to tens of thousands of requests for his optically enhanced films and photographs of the actual assassination and the investigation and cover-up that followed. Groden has been considered the world's leading expert on the photographic evidence relating to the assassination of President Kennedy for nearly forty years.

Presented in the video for the first time are the incredibly clear films of the murder, mastered from Groden's original material. This tape truly presents the case for conspiracy. Included is everything from the Presidential party landing at Love Field in Dallas to the reactions of the press, secret service agents, and crowds at Parkland Hospital. Eyewitness testimony, rare and exclusive interviews with the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.

Utilizing more than 200 films of the motorcade and the assassination this video contains exclusive photographic, medical, acoustic, ballistic, and autopsy evidence. Groden's films are the best proof of the conspiracy to kill President Kennedy.

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - Pt 7 (The Smoking Guns)

JFK: The Case for Conspiracy
JFK: The Case for Conspiracy

Now you can see for yourself what really happened on November 22, 1963. These DVDs will take you back in time to Dealey Plaza where you will become a witness to the "crime of the century." Robert J. Groden is acknowledged as the world’s foremost authority on the photographic evidence relating to JFK’s assassination.


I run into the Nazi connection behind the assassination via the Permindex apparatus, but that seems to be what funded the assassination hit teams, and thus were part of the conspiracy. It still wouldn’t have worked, however, if LBJ hadn’t orchestrated the overall infrastructure both of the assassination and the cover-up (to become president and keep himself out of the penitentiary for other criminal activity).

The benefit of the doubt by the nation's citizens allowed for the deniability of the horrifying truth and plausible deniability by the president and government agencies actually responsible for JFK's murder.

As citizens we are also responsible. We are to keep our government accountable. However, we believed the cover-up. There is some accountability, though, that can still be done.

How to get the government to release all the remaining FBI and CIA documents that were to be released 20 years ago, is a major concern! I believe that the nation needs the healing of the truth of what happened. Hold our government accountable to release all these remaining documents.

Truth, in the end, is our ultimate safeguard.

© 2010 Deidre Shelden


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    • Ms Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Deidre Shelden 

      5 years ago from Texas, USA

      Having taken a look at O'Reilly's book, I see he "played it safe" and wrote a book that pretends the research and investigations between 1964 and 2012 never happened. Quite disappointing!

    • Ms Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Deidre Shelden 

      5 years ago from Texas, USA

      Kathleen, Thanks for the book reference! Yes, definitely seems like a package deal.

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I'm sure I won't live long enough to learn the truth. I'm too close to Caroline's age, and I believe a great deal of evidence will be sequestered until she passes. Bill O'Reily's book made be feel the assination like nothing else I've ever read. But what really happened? Who knows. The fact that JFK, RFK and MLK were all killed so close together sure does make it seem like a package deal.

    • Ms Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Deidre Shelden 

      8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Thanks so much for your encouraging feedback! I'm honored, tinamarie, to have you as a reader.

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      8 years ago

      Very interesting hub, and well written. I will be back to read more hubs.

    • Ms Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Deidre Shelden 

      8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Ah, I see, imjustmusing! Good to have your further about the battle of debating what really is true. Yes, there will always be the challenges to what we hold as proven true - agreed. :)

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      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Ms Dee, no I have not read them as I don't have an opinion one way or the other honestly, mainly because I have read a lot of both sides.

      My point is, for every piece of evidence which proves on theory or the other, someone out there will disprove it. It is like the whole UFO debate or ghosts or even the legalization of marijuana debate, no matter which side you are on, and no matter what research or proof you have there will someone to contradict it.

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      Deidre Shelden 

      8 years ago from Texas, USA

      imjustmusing, good to hear from you. I respectfully disagree, though, after reading these two books. Have you read them? They aren't just theories or beliefs. They show evidence that actually challenge our long-held beliefs! It really is no longer a mystery.

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      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      I look at the Kennedy assassination as one of those issues that no matter which theory or evidence you believe, there will be someone else who will have contradictory evidence. One person will prove how there was a shooter on the grassy knoll, while another will prove there wasn't.

      It all makes for an interesting mystery, one in which the "truth" will never be known, for precisely the reasons I mentioned above.

    • Ms Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Deidre Shelden 

      8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Good to get your thoughts, eovery. In Nelson's books, he explains some sources that determined there were two head shots that hit almost exactly at the same time; one from the front into the right temple, and one from behind into the upper right back.

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      8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      I think Johnson did it. He was not a nice guy.

      I thought the way the head pop is was a shot from behind, but the remake of the head looks like it is from the front.

      Keep on hubbing!

    • Ms Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Deidre Shelden 

      8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Yes! Do watch the has some things I'd not seen. I've read, too, how LBJ funneled business from the war to TX companies who gave him a percentage. One, a radio station was in his wife's name, but Nelson's book really questions how much she was involved in running it.

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      William Kovacic 

      8 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Ms Dee,

      Interesting stuff! I'll have to check out the video later when I have more time. Thanks for sharing!

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      8 years ago from These United States, Texas

      Great work! I love a good consipracy. I read somewhere that LBJ's wife and her family made a ton of money from the Vietnam War.


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