CONSPIRACY THEORY WEDNESDAY
WELL, WELL, well, here we are…at the end of the long and winding road, having worked our way through a tangled, convoluted web of detail to the conclusion of the conspiracy theory known as COUP D’ETAT. We’ve found ourselves on the streets of Chicago, New York and in Texas, Cuba and Russia. This is the 35th and last installment; it’s taken nearly 9 months to reach it, sort of like giving birth to a new truth!
For those of you who would like to go back and re-read some of the steps we took to get here, you can do so by clicking on Conspiracy Theory Wednesday in my category column on the home page. For those of you who are still dis-believers, I say, “Go to another source, use Google and type in the names, places and incidents that have been chronicled here these past many weeks and you will SEE that herein lies the truth.
Lyndon Johnson‘s political career was mired in corruption. In 1946, he got a local official to certify 200 fake ballots, literally stealing the election to become U.S> Senator by 87 votes. In 1949, a tv newsman investigating Texas votee fraud was killed. In 1952, his assassin wwas found hanged in his jail cell after he offered to reveal teh location of the missing frudulent ballots.
Two scandals rocked Johnson’s vice-presidency. First was his involement with Texas wheeker-dealer Billie Sol Estes, who frudulently colledcted millions in federal agricultural subisides for non-existent cotton farms. In 1985, Estes testified that Johnson had ordered the death of Henry Marshall, who had been investigating the scam. Then came the exposure of links between Johnson aide Bobby Baker and Irving Davidson, the Murchisons, the teamsters, and Carlos Marcello. It is alleged that during the 1950′s Senator Johnson recieved $500,00 in cash from Marcello’s racing wire and slot machine profits in return for killing anti-racketeering legislation.
Johnson’s long time mistress Madeleine Brown claimed Johnson told her Kennedy’s death was “ordered by American oil men and the CIA“, and he knew of it in advance. Whatever the truth of these allegations, within hour s of becoming president, Johnson made Texas officials halt their inquiry and turn all their evidence over the FBI, thus putting the investigation into the hands of his old friend, J. Edgar Hoover, who promptly stopped FBI participation in the Attorney General’s probe of Baker’s mob ties. In January 1964, Johnson made Hoover FBI Director for life. Later, his Executive Order 11652 locked assassination evidence in the National Archives until the year 2039.
One would have to ask themselves, “Why”?