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Who Killed JFK?

This month marks the 60th anniversary of the most controversial presidential assassination in American history—that of John F. Kennedy. It stands supreme in suspicions of corruption and cover-ups. In spite of tons of evidence to prove otherwise, the official historical record still claims that it was planned and performed by a lone assassin—Lee Harvey Oswald. Even today, there are still people who believe he acted alone.

Evidence clearly shows that Oswald was actually a patsy to divert attention away from the true assassin(s). We can all assume that he fired three shots at Kennedy, and one of them actually hit him, but not fatally. Oswald’s real motives may never be known, since Jack Ruby hushed him up with a bullet.

At first, in 1960, Oswald did not hate JFK. He actually admired him and said that he was the only president that he truly liked and admired. But later, by 1963, Oswald realized that Kennedy was strongly anti-communist—opposite his own feelings. But was that disagreement really enough to persuade him to commit murder? Two plausible enticements might have been blackmail or a sizable sum of cash. Did someone—perhaps LBJ’s hit man, Malcolm Wallace, do or say something to set him up? His fingerprint has recently been confirmed on one of the boxes in Oswald’s “nest” in the book depository, suggesting he probably helped construct it.

Right from the beginning, the famous Zapruder film proves there was at least one additional shooter. It shows Kennedy’s head being thrown backward and then Jackie Kennedy jumping onto the back of the limousine and retrieving the remains of his brain that had been blown out.

That is irrefutable evidence that the bullet that nailed Kennedy in the head came from the front—opposite from Oswald’s position—absolute proof of at least one other assassin.

Who was that other shooter? We will probably never know. He is likely deceased by now. Where was his position? We don’t know that either. He may have been on, under, or behind the viaduct ahead of the limousine. Ron Genung believes he shot from behind the stockade fence on the grassy knoll. There is a good likelihood that he was a well-trained military sniper.

Now who planned and ordered the assassination? Bit by bit, evidence is becoming clear. We are now close to proving the so-called “conspiracy.”

Who would have wanted to kill JFK? In November, 1963, he was one of our best loved Presidents. But there were a few others who wanted him gone.

Who would have gained the most from Kennedy’s death? Follow the reasons for wanting him dead. Follow the money. Who would have had the most to gain? The most likely suspect would be none other than Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Somehow, in 1960, he had managed to con Kennedy into choosing him to be his running mate—a fatal mistake. By 1963, Kennedy realized it and made it abundantly clear he would not repeat it in 1964.

Johnson had a lifelong dream to be President. Kennedy’s decision to throw him out meant the end of it. This made Johnson desperate—so desperate that he made the one decision that would guarantee that dream—eliminate the man who stood in his way.

Johnson had an intense hatred for both John and Robert Kennedy. The Kennedys were classy people and were never happy even being around the crude LBJ, who they sometimes called “Cornpone.” They even refused to invite him to important meetings and listen to his advice.

From his beginning, Johnson was “power crazed” and undertook nefarious actions to get his way. Even in high school, he stuffed ballot boxes when he ran for office. He soon became one of the most corrupt politicians in history.

Many people believe that LBJ’s hit man, Malcolm Wallace, knocked off as many as 11 of his enemies. LBJ paid Wallace and then did whatever he needed to get him off the hook. Wallace shot one victim in the back five times, and LBJ managed to get it ruled a suicide. Another victim was LBJ’s own drug-addicted sister, Josephia, who had a big mouth and was likely to make trouble. Convicting Wallace was always a challenge. One time, a jury sentenced him to 15 years in prison, but a judge overruled it and let him off with five years' probation.

Johnson collected over 100 million dollars in bribes and kickbacks from big oil and others. JFK cracked down and attempted to cut the oil depletion allowance.

By 1963, LBJ’s shenanigans with Bobby Baker and Billy Sol Estes began to unravel. In a few more weeks, LBJ would have likely been convicted and sent to prison. Colluding with J. Edgar Hoover and people in the military who also wanted JFK out of the way, he concocted this desperate act which stopped investigations in the nick of time.

Johnson had strong ties with the military industrial complex. He passionately wanted to escalate the minimalist Vietnam War, which JFK knew was futile and would cost the lives of thousands of our finest young men. He had already written an executive order for a withdrawal to get them all out in a year or two. But as soon as Kennedy died, LBJ immediately reversed it and got his way with the mass murders of tens of thousands of innocent people at a cost of billions of dollars.

Life Magazine sent over 40 reporters to Texas to investigate LBJ and prepared an expose for its December 1st, 1963, edition. Bobby Kennedy provided much of the information. After the assassination, all of the investigating stopped, and everything that had been recorded was secretly and quickly destroyed. Not even a single copy survived for historians.

According to his mistress, Madeleine Duncan Brown, LBJ whispered in her ear the day before the assassination: “After tomorrow, those Kennedys will never embarrass me again. That’s no threat. That’s a promise.” She also said that he ducked down in the limo about 30 seconds before the shooting, was heavily involved in the cover-up, and had ordered all records to be sealed for the next 75 years.

Russia’s KGB agents also investigated the assassination, and they said that LBJ did it and asked for as much information on him as possible. The French Secret Service’s findings agreed that LBJ was behind it. When Richard Nixon was asked how he compared to LBJ, he replied, “We both wanted to be president, but I was not willing to kill to get it.” Barr McClelland’s book, Blood, Money, & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK, said when LBJ talked to his minister, people in the room who heard it said he pretty much admitted his involvement.

Even though Texas law required it, the Secret Service forbade a proper autopsy. At Parkland Hospital, twelve doctors clearly noted that he was shot from the front, but were ordered to keep quiet. Military doctors attempted a hasty, slipshod alteration of the forensic evidence to make it appear that he was shot from behind, even to using body parts other than Kennedy’s. Armed Secret Service agents guarded the doors to prevent Dallas County Medical Examiner, Dr. Earl Rose, from even witnessing, much less performing any of the autopsy. The military later “classified” the autopsy and forced all enlisted witnesses to sign secrecy oaths. Violators would have faced courts martial and criminal prosecution.

Many people may not realize this, but Martin Luther King was also a thorn in LBJ’s side. He stood solidly against the Vietnam war and preached for peace. He even won a Nobel Peace Prize. The American people were already riled up, and many young men primed for conscription fled to Canada. Anti-war demonstrators rallied nationwide to end the carnage and wasting of our tax money. Although LBJ was a racist, his compelling reason to wipe out MLK was that he was standing in the way of his war games and preaching world peace to millions of Americans.

LBJ hated Robert Kennedy even more than JFK. He was next in line and had to go. There is little doubt that LBJ had a part in that one too.

Jacob Hornberger concluded:

“Thus, in my opinion, those who cry ‘Conspiracy theory!’ when one focuses on what happened in Dealey Plaza are essentially saying, ‘You don’t have enough evidence to convict the national-security establishment of this offense beyond a reasonable doubt.’

“Not so, however, with the autopsy. Once I came to the realization that the military establishment had conducted a fraudulent autopsy, it was ‘game over’ and “case closed” for the national-security establishment. The fraudulent autopsy is the ‘back door’ that establishes beyond a reasonable doubt criminal culpability of the national-security establishment in the Kennedy assassination.”

LBJ was clearly one of the most wicked men in American history. Did he ever have any regrets about the carnage and devastation that he had wrought? On Quora, Ray Badger commented:

“I do believe he finally developed a conscience. I think the war weighed on him as well as both the dead from the war and those enemies he had disposed of on his climb to power. He was always driven for more money and more power, and now those things were behind him. I think he felt he had little to live for. He did get psychiatric help, but it seemed to have little effect. If he were not such an evil person, I could feel sorry for him.”


1. Badger, Ray, Was it a common "conspiracy theory" that Lyndon B. Johnson organized the assassination of John F. Kennedy in order to replace him as president? Why this was popular theory or not? & what would be his purpose of doing this, if true?, Updated Oct 9, 2022.

2. Badger, Ray, Who benefited from the JFK assassination?, Nov 11, 2022.

3. Genung, Ron · Former MBA at U of AZ, Was Lee Harvey Oswald alone when he shot John F. Kennedy?, 2020.

4. Hornberger, Jacob, The Achille’s Heel of the JFK Assassination, Future of Freedom Foundation, July 15, 2023.


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