LBJ Killed JFK
“It is the meloncholy law of human societies to be compelled sometimes to choose a great evil in order to ward off a greater evil.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson
“Some months ago, I received a package containing several CDs. There was no letter or note enclosed and there was no return address. Thinking it was a book promotion or some other commercial product for me to review, I gave it a low priority. The CDs remained on a corner of my desk for several weeks until I finally played them.
Instead of some commercial video describing the usual topics of “Cosmic Consciousness” or the “Hall of Records in Egypt,” the CD had a number of somewhat rough segments containing interviews with some famous individuals. It also had some files containing scans of a variety of documents which were supported by the narratives in the interviews.
The topic of the collection was familiar to me — the assassination of president John Kennedy. But the evidence and conclusion of the data was new to me. As I reviewed the CDs and checked the validity of the documents it became obvious to me that the murderer of JFK was known. Most surprising was the realization that the guilty party had been known for some time, but aggressively supressed. It was Lyndon Baines Johnson!
I spent a couple of weeks checking the sources and validity of the facts presented on the CD. Sadly, they are all true. It’s a shocking story and a sad one. It reveals not only the evil that once existed, but reminds us of the evil that still exists in our country. It’s a story about power, greed, sex and drugs. It’s an American story. Here is what it told:
The Smoking Gun?
When president Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas in 1963, police and the FBI stormed the Texas Book Depository and located a rifle near an open window. The so-called “sniper’s nest” had been made by arranging several cardboard boxes so as to both hide the shooter from anyone who might have been on the 6th floor at the time and also to support the rifle while the shooter took aim from the window overlooking the president’s motorcade.
Investigators scoured the scene for fingerprints but the rifle and the boxes had apparently been wiped clean. The only forensic element that could possibly identify the killer was a partial fingerprint that was lifted from one of the cardboard boxes.
In an attempt to identify this print, officials took the prints of everyone who worked at the Book Depository, including the main suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald. They also compared this print to police and FBI agents who had access to the crime scene, but the print remained an enigma.
The print, as it turns out, belongs to Malcolm Wallace, the long time friend and associate of president Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Those unfamiliar with the methods of matching fingerprints may want to quickly review the protocols in a recent viewzone article
on the subject. Unlike the visual convergence that is shown on TV shows like CSI [and the image above], most prints are not matched by this method. Fingerprints can become distorted, bent and stretched by the surface of various objects.
The science of fingerprint analysis instead examines many unique features found in the fingerprint patterns. It is an exact science. A match is given a score based on the number of elements that are identical on any two sets of prints. A “match” is usually confirmed if there are at least 12 identical elements.
The prints from Dallas and Wallace match on 14 unique points. What’s more intriguing is that a recent documentary on the subject obtained the analysis of a fingerprint expert who had done this type of work for 35 years. Upon his examination he found a correlation of 34 points. There’s no doubt — it’s Wallace.
Who exactly is Malcolm Wallace?
Malcolm Wallace was born and educated in Texas. He was an intelligent man who graduated from the University of Texas and was quickly recruited by Lyndon Johnson and given a job at the Federal Department of Agriculture.
He first came to the attention of authorities when he was arrested in 1951, tried and convicted of killing a professional golfer named John Douglas Kinser. At the time, Kinser was having an affair with Lyndon Johnson’s sister, Josefa — and was also involved with Wallace’s wife. Josepha was an alcoholic and drug user. She had a reputation for being promiscuous and, especially when she was high, she disclosed personal information and stories about Lyndon. It was feared that she might have already disclosed some illegal activities about Johnson to Kinser, specifically certain activities he had engaged in during his race for the Senate.
Kinser was gunned down in his golf club. Shortly after, Wallace was arrested and found guilty of First Degree Murder. During his 10 day trial, Wallace was represented by LBJ’s own lawyer. Johnson took a room near to the courthouse and had runners keep him updated on the testimony and proceedings. To everyone’s surprise, the trial concluded with Wallace receiving a 5 years suspended sentence!
Later, in 1961, Wallace again was implicated in another murder for Johnson. This time the victim was Henry Marshall, an official with the local Agriculture Department who had been investigating an illegal source of Johnson’s funding. In 1961, State Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation official Henry Marshall was investigating a broad series of fraudulent government subsidies — amounting to figures in the seven or eight digit range — allotted to Billie Sol Estes, a close personal friend of Senate Majority Leader then Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Marshall had uncovered a paper trail that was leading him closer and closer to Johnson himself. It is reported that all the guilty parties held a meeting at which Johnson gave the order, “Get rid of him.”
On June 3, 1961, Mac Wallace knocked Henry Marshall unconscious with a blunt object, fed the unconscious man carbon monoxide from a hose attached to Wallace’s pick-up truck, then shot him five times with a bolt-action .22 caliber rifle and dumped him in a remote corner of Marshall’s farm near Franklin, Texas. Justice of the Peace Lee Farmer pronounced the death a suicide and ordered Marshall buried without an autopsy — over the protests of Marshall’s widow. Despite this, the local authorities, under the influence of the Johnson gang, declared that he had “committed suicide.”
Fearing that his sister might pose a threat to his political career, LBJ had more work for Wallace. On December 25, 1961, LBJ’s sister, Josefa Johnson, was found dead in bed at her Fredericksburg, Texas home at 3:15 am. The cause of death was stated to be a brain hemorrhage. Josefa Johnson had returned home at 11:45 pm from a Christmas party at Lyndon Johnson’s ranch. There was no autopsy and no inquest; the death certificate was executed by a doctor who was not present to examine the deceased. Ms. Johnson was embalmed on Christmas Day and buried on December 26th
We’ll return to Wallace later in this article. But first, let’s take a closer look at the “boss” — LBJ.
LBJ Ordered the Assassination of JFK
Who was Lyndon Baines Johnson?
Most of us knew Lyndon Banes Johnson as “LBJ” — the tall man with the Texas accent who reluctantly assumed the responsibilities as the 46th president of the United States following the assasination of John Kennedy. Some of us remember him addressing the nation, looking like a sad hound dog, regretting that more American soldiers had died in the Vietnam War — a conflict that divided the nation between Democrats and Republicans, between the old and the young and between the rich and the poor.
Not many of us knew who Lyndon Johnson was before he was placed on the Kennedy presidential ticket in 1960. He was simply a senator from Texas. It was John Kennedy who took the spotlight, leaving LBJ in the shadows.
Johnson was born in 1908 in Johnson City, Texas. There’s no need to bore anyone with the details of his youth. Some claim he was a bully and others describe his inflated ego and his ruthless ambition to succeed.
In 1941, a young Lyndon Johnson tried and failed to be elected as the Texas Democratic Senator. It was a loss that hit Johnson hard and an event he was determined would never be repeated. In 1948 he tried for the Senate seat again, this time up against a popular candidate named Stevenson. Throughout the campaign the polling showed a very close race. Towards the end of the race, it looked like Stevenson was ahead. But Johnson had a secret weapon — the “Duke of Duval County,” George Parr.
Parr [left] controlled the votes in southern Texas. Everyone watched the candidate he backed and his influence was the stuff of legends. Of course, there was a price for Parr’s support. Sometimes it was paid up front but sometimes it was put off to the future. It was Johnson’s hard luck that Parr had switched his vote in Johnson’s first Senate bid and thus lost Johnson the election. Now, the same George Parr, sufficiently paid by Johnson’s camp and with no offers from the Stevenson camp, delivered the election to Johnson.
Six days after the polls had closed, the winner was still not decided. By all estimates, Stevenson was expected to win. But then something miraculous happened. In the district of Alice, Texas, 202 additional votes suddenly appeared in the Precinct 13 voting box. All but 2 of these were cast for Lyndon Johnson.
|This photo was among the personal archives of Lyndon Johnson, collected after his death. Known as the “Box 13 Scandal,” many believe it supports the stories that the election was rigged.
Suspicious officials noted that these 202 names appeared to be added to the list, were in alphabetical order, and were in the same handwriting and written with the same ink. Stevenson cried foul, but Johnson and his “friends” won the election with the support of the Democratic Convention.
Senator Johnson used his office to grow his influence with big oil. His main appeal was his support for the Oil Depletion Allowance which allowed oil companies to avoid taxes on their wealth.
As Robert Bryce pointed out in his book, Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America’s Superstate,
“Numerous studies showed that the oilmen were getting a tax break that was unprecedented in American business. While other businessmen had to pay taxes on their income regardless of what they sold, the oilmen got special treatment.”
Bryce gives an example in his book how the oil depreciation allowance works.
“An oilman drills a well that costs $100,000. He finds a reservoir containing $10,000,000 worth of oil. The well produces $1 million worth of oil per year for ten years. In the very first year, thanks to the depletion allowance, the oilman could deduct 27.5 per cent, or $275,000, of that $1 million in income from his taxable income.
Thus, in just one year, he’s deducted nearly three times his initial investment. But the depletion allowance continues to pay off. For each of the next nine years, he gets to continue taking the $275,000 depletion deduction. By the end of the tenth year, the oilman has deducted $2.75 million from his taxable income, even though his initial investment was only $100,000.”
Such a system was clearly unfair and only benefited a small group of businessmen in Texas. It seemed only a matter of time before Congress removed this tax loophole. However, these oilmen used some of their great wealth to manipulate the politicians in Washington — especially LBJ.
Ironically, Kennedy wanted to reduce the Oil Depletion Allowance. Kennedy was also opposed to the escalating Vietnam conflict. With 16,000 military advisors in Vietnam, big oil and big business desperately wanted to see this develop to a full blown war. But Kennedy had already signed a National Security Document (NSA #263) to withdraw all of the troops by 1965. With billions to be made from a military economy, Kennedy was an obvious obsticle. But Johnson was seen as a friend to big money.
This love-hate conflict with the Kennedy administration was especially felt by one wealthy, big-oil man named Clint Murchison. And it was at the Murchison mansion, just before Kennedy’s trip to Dallas in 1963, where the fate of both LBJ and JFK would eventually be decided.
So why was LBJ on the JFK ticket?
With their politics often in opposition, it seems odd that Kennedy chose Johnson to be his running mate in 1960. In fact, John Kennedy and his brother Robert didn’t want any part of Johnson. But there was a problem.
John Kennedy had his personal demons. He was addicted to IV “meth” (methamphetamine) and steroids because of his severe back pain and chronic Hodgkins disease. He was also a womanizer. He had many affairs while a Senator and these were well documented by J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover, who had his own sexual demons (he was a closet homosexual), was himself blackmailed by organized crime and big oil interests into threatening the Kennedys with exposure of JFK’s sexual activities unless he allowed Johnson a place on his ticket. Hoover played his card and the Kennedys reluctantly folded. According to Kennedy’s personal secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, both Bobby and John Kennedy were extremely upset about the decision.
“In the room at the Biltmore Hotel… they were huddled together closely, on the bed, discussing about LBJ… Bobby would get, look out the window and stare. John would sit there and think. It was an intense 30 minutes… How to maneuver to get it so he (Johnson) wouldn’t be on the ticket…”
“It was blackmail… the malicious rumors were fed to LBJ by J. Edgar Hoover about his (Kennedy’s) womanizing… LBJ and Hoover had boxed him into a hole.”
It was a short lived victory for LBJ. Johnson has been on the top of the heap as a Texas senator. But as Vice-President, he was demoted to cutting ribbons and performing ceremonial tasks around the globe. His huge ego was limited to handing out pens with his autograph printed on them but his authority was severely limited.
Once, while traveling to Scandinavia, the US embassy sent an uncoded telegram, for all eyes to read, warning that anything Johnson said should not be taken as representing the views of the American government. This kind of humiliation accelerated the hostility of Johnson for the Kennedys and drove him to take action.
But Johnson couldn’t get rid of Kennedy as easily as he had made his Texan opponents disappear. JFK was, after all, the President of the United States. This job would require more than his trigger-man, Wallace. It would require a person who could coordinate the intelligence community, the FBI and organized crime. Fortunately for Lyndon Johnson, such a person existed.
The Del Charro — a melting pot of evil
Clint Murchison [above] was an oil millionaire whose wealth was made in the wildcat oil business, nurtured and preserved by the Oil Depletion Allowance. He owned about 500 different companies and controlled just about everything and anything in Texas. He extended his influence to Washington DC and other powerful venues through a very special hotel that he ran — the El Charro Hotel — in La Jolla, California.
As you probably guessed, the Del Charro was no ordinary hotel. In the 1950’s the room rate officially started at $150 per night. Murchison, a multi-millionaire, certainly didn’t run it to make a profit. No. If you stayed at the Del Charro your food and lodging were usually pro bono.
The frequent guests were all power figures like J. Edgar Hoover (Director of the FBI), Carlos Mossello (New Orleans Mafia head), Richard Nixon (who lost the 1960 presidential election to Kennedy), Bobby Baker (Johnson’s right hand man and secretary of the US Senate) and a wealthy man named D.H. Byrd (the owner of the Texas Book Depository).
With a partner named Sid Richardson, Murchison also owned the Del Mar Race Track. Since Hoover was fond of gambling, Murchison set him up with a box seat at the finish line. He also let Hoover invest in his oil ventures and would give him his money back if a well didn’t strike oil.
The Del Charro was quid pro quo and provided a social atmosphere where organized crime, the FBI chief, big oil money and political power could mingle.
Behind the scenes there was an “understanding.” The mob had obtained photographs of J. Edgar Hoover engaging in oral sex with his male partner, Clyde Tolson. Mafia boss, Mossello, “controlled” these photographs and blackmailed Hoover into avoiding any action against the “mob.” In fact, until the early 1960’s, the FBI had no formal training or divisions that addressed organized crime. From the top down it was known that this was “hands off.”
All of this was about to change in the fateful year of 1963. JFK’s brother and now Attorney General Robert Kennedy, as Hoover’s new boss, had declared war on the mob. This put Hoover in an extremely anxious predicament.
Gradually, organized crime, Hoover and big oil were becoming frustrated with JFK. Nixon also had his axe to grind, having been defeated by Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election.
Kennedy not only talked about change — he made it happen. The Oil Depletion Allowance was to be slashed, organized crime had begun to be prosecuted by a zealous Justice Department, even the CIA was upset with Kennedy. Kennedy had made it clear that the CIA was to gather intelligence, as described in their charter, but were not to propose or promote policies. He was so angry with their performance in Vietnam and Cuba that he openly talked about dissolving the organization.
“If the United States ever experiences an attempt at a coup to overthrow the government, it will come from the CIA. The agency represents a tremendous power and total unaccountability to anyone.” — JFK
Yes, a storm was brewing. Guests of the Del Charro were ready to do something. Then, one evening just before Kennedy was invited to Dallas, they did it.
“Get rid of him!”
The evening before Kennedy’s assasination there was a dinner party at the Murchison mansion in Dallas, Texas. The special guest was J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI. Other high level guests included Richard Nixon, H. L. Hunt (of Hunt Oil) and other special “guests” from the roster of the Del Charro Hotel.
H. L. Hunt [right] was likely the richest American in 1963. His estimated worth was about 5-billion dollars. He was especially interested in preserving the Oil Depletion Allowance and disliked the social programs proposed by the Kennedy administration. He told the gathering of compatriots that the only way to get Communists like the Kennedy brothers out of office is to “shoot ’em out.”
Ironically, Hunt Oil benefited from Johnson’s rise to power and, in more recent times, stands to benefit from the War in Iraq. In September 2007, Hunt Oil signed a deal with the Iraqi Kurds to develop their vast oil reserves. It is the just first big oil company to reap the plunders of Bush’s war. Yes, the rich get richer.
The Merchison Mansion guests ate quail for dinner and, shortly after they finished, Lyndon Johnson arrived. The male members quickly assembled behind closed doors.
One of the female guests was Medeline Brown, LBJ’s girlfriend. Brown had met Johnson right after he won the Senate seat and following the “Box 13″ scandal. He was celebrating his victory in a Texas hotel and first danced with Medeline, then handed her his hotel room key. The two had an affair spanning many years and their “meetings” were often arranged with the help of Johnson’s assistants.
That night, Madeline remembers being surprised to see Johnson, as he was not scheduled to be at the dinner party.
“When Lyndon arrived they all went into a conference room and you could just feel the atmosphere. When Lyndon came out… he was red in the face… he took my hand and said, ‘Those god damned Kennedys will never embarrass me again. That’s not a threat. That’s a promise!’ “
Years later, Madeline saw how troubled Johnson seemed, as if harboring some psychological demons. Throughout Texas there were rumors that he had been responsible for the death of JFK. One evening, Madeline Brown asked the question she had always wanted to ask. Johnson became extremely angry and used foul language and eventually blamed the assassination on “big oil” and the CIA.
The “Arranger” — Edward Clark
If the decision to murder Kennedy was made that night at the Murchison mansion, the plans must have been ready much earlier. This meeting in Dallas, the night before the assassination, was merely the failsafe point where the crafted and pre-meditated murder was given the “go ahead.” It was a done deal.
From the testimony of Billy Sol Estes, a close associate of Johnson, we learn that the plot was coordinated by a man named Clark.
Edward Aubrey Clark [right] was born San Augustine, Texas on 15th July, 1906. He obtained his first degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. In 1927 Clark married Anne Metcalfe of Greenville, Mississippi, and heir to the largest cotton plantation system in the South.
Clark received a law degree in 1928 from the University of Texas. After leaving law school, Clark became a county attorney in San Augustine. In 1932 he moved to Austin and served as assistant attorney general of Texas.
In 1935 Clark became assistant to Governor James Allred. Soon after he met Lyndon B. Johnson and the two men became close friends. The governor appointed Clark secretary of state in 1937. The following year Clark opened a private law practice with Everett Looney. He also worked as a political lobbyist for the oil industry. One of his main clients was Big Oil, a company owned by Clint Murchison. He was one of the “guests” at the Del Charro Hotel, owned by Murchison, and was known as the “arranger.”
A few years after the assassination, Clark’s law firm partner couldn’t resist bragging about Clark’s involvement in the affair. He told Barr McClellan, who worked at the firm, “I’m the only living man who knows what happened in Box 13…” (Referring to Johnson’s rigged senate election) “But Clark took care of things in Dallas.”
Clark planned the assassination for many possible cities, finally deciding that the murder would be best done on their own turf. Through his many contacts and the “guests” of the Del Charro Hotel, Clark had access to the mafia, the FBI and the CIA. The latter was involved through the mob’s association with William K. Harvey, [right] a former FBI man who worked with the CIA’s foreign assassination projects. The plans were elaborate but, as history shows, very effective. Not only did they succeed in killing Kennedy but they also achieved their financial goals, political goals and covered their tracks.
So, what about the stories we were told… the anti-Castro fanatic, Lee Harvey Oswald and the single shooter theory… Get ready for some more surprises.
“Oswald?” : CIA Agent
In the following memorandum from the Director of the CIA, Lee Harvey Oswald is clearly identified as a CIA agent:
Edward Clark, acting on orders from Lyndon Johnson, had arranged for all the parties who wanted Kennedy killed to contribute either cash or manpower. It was like a poker game with each player putting his chips in the pot. Oswald was the CIA’s contribution. Malcolm Wallace was Johnson’s chip. The mob contributed two expert hit men to take the head-on shot as a back-up to Oswald and Wallace. Big oil, namely Murchison, put up the cash.
In return, big oil got their Oil Depletion Allowance and the Military Industrial economy they dreamed about; the CIA maintained their stonghold on power and escalated the Vietnam conflict to a full blown war, the mob silenced Attorney General Robert Kennedy’s pressure on Hoover to combat their criminal activities; Lyndon Johnson avoided being indicted for his corruption with Billy Sol Estes and Bobby Baker, almost certain imprisonment, and gained his zenith as the president of the United States. Not bad- eh?