Originally posted by kidflash2008
Why would the agent try to kill LBJ? If the book wants to quell rumors about the JFK assassination, this bit of information is incredible.
I hope you don't mind me posting here but I wanted to clear something up that you said which I believe to be false.
In the quoted text above, you ask why would the agent try and kill LBJ, well the answer is, he didn't try to kill anyone here at all. Instead, it's claimed he merely heard footsteps approaching, and I can only assume he thought an attack upon the new president was coming like it had on the previous one earlier on in the day as he should have been alone here, so he subsequently prepared his gun and aimed towards where the footsteps were situated and was about to pull the trigger when it emerged that the footsteps were coming from none other than the new man in charge, Lyndon B Johnson.
No one was trying to kill any one, it was seemingly a simple misunderstanding. That's all.
From the link in the OP:
Nov. 22, 1963, the fateful night of Kennedy's assassination, when Blaine was assigned to watch newly appointed President Johnson's house in Washington, D.C., in case of another attack. The third-person account of the near-miss reads as follows (via The Daily Mail):
The new president of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, had just rounded the corner, and Blaine had the gun pointed directly at the man's chest. In the blackness of the night, Johnson's face went completely white.
A split second later, Blaine would have pulled the trigger ...
Blaine struggled to regain his composure as the reality of what had just happened washed over him. Fourteen hours after losing a president, the nation had come chillingly close to losing another one.
Again, no-one was trying to kill anyone here...
edit on 21-10-2010 by Rising Against because: (no reason given)