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Ex-Secret Service officer: I almost shot LBJ

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posted on Oct, 20 2010 @ 09:12 PM
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Ex-Secret Service officer: I almost shot LBJ


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Retired Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine has a book coming out -- "The Kennedy Detail" -- that contains a rather stunning revelation: In the chaotic wake of the power transfer that took place after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Blaine says he almost shot Lyndon Johnson, when he mistook him for an intruder inside Johnson's D.C. home.
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posted on Oct, 20 2010 @ 09:12 PM
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Wow, what a story.

Can you imagine what would have changed if LBJ were shot on that night and died? Would Vietnam have happened? Would Woodstock have happened? What about the Kent State tragedy?

A lot is weighing on this story, more than what meets the eye at first glance.

What do you guys think?

This story blows my mind.

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posted on Oct, 20 2010 @ 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by Modern Americana
Can you imagine what would have changed if LBJ were shot on that night and died?


His book would sell a lot more copies, that's for sure.

Vietnam would have still happened. It was meant to happen. The people who staged the coup that was the JFK assassination were not going to back down from their plans. If it wasn't LBJ, it would have been someone else who played the role of good dog and obeyed their commands.



posted on Oct, 20 2010 @ 09:35 PM
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I still don't understand how proftable Vietnam was. I have a feeling that it would have happened anyway, but I don't see why.



posted on Oct, 20 2010 @ 10:24 PM
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Vietnam would have happened because of drugs. Drugs are the money maker, and "their" fields had to be established. Among other things (war is racket).

A world without LBJ would have been better, to be sure. It is well known how big of a scoundrel he was to most Texans, although we thank his wife for all the beautiful flowers we have along our roadways statewide. That was a project that she saw to, although something other than all the yellow flowers out here in the desert would have been nice. LOL



posted on Oct, 20 2010 @ 10:26 PM
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I have not studied the Vietnam War yet, but it was a part of "the plan". One only has to look at the JFK assassination and the Gulf of Tonkin incident to realize that.

If I had to take a shot as to why it happened, it would probably be the same reason the war against Yugoslavia happened. Vietnam was a communist country and probably allowed little or no foreign investment and business opportunities, much like Yugoslavia.

However, since the war, Vietnam has adopted a much more capitalistic approach to their industries while still maintaining a communist system. They are essentially a mini-China.

War is always about money. But there can and more often than not are other motives. When the elitists saw Vietnam being run independently - without their investments - they sought to destroy it. War is the most efficient way of doing that. Plus the added benefit of the war is that you can play both sides against another through loans and ridiculous interest rates. They effectively killed two birds with one stone.

Now all of this is just my opinion, as I said I have not researched it. But I have researched Yugoslavia and the illegal war that took place there and the motives behind it. Since the same people started both wars, I'd venture to guess that both wars had the same motives.


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posted on Oct, 20 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by Modern Americana
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I still don't understand how proftable Vietnam was. I have a feeling that it would have happened anyway, but I don't see why.
There's a book called "The Pentagon Papers" by Neil Sheehan, published by The New York Times Company, 1971. My copy was printed before ISBN so I cant help with that. Its a more stunning piece of journalism than that which led to Watergate. In the 11yrs I've had the book, I still haven't finished it b/c, quite frankly, in confirming much that I suspected about Viet Nam (with evidence, not opinion), its bloody depressing.
The thing to grasp about the US economy is that, despite the hype, it cannot actually compete with places like Europe & Japan on a level playing field. [WTF? Hang on, I'll explain...]
The USA is a vast piece of real estate. Compared to Europe & Japan y'all live much further apart than we do. Also your major population centres are mainly around the edges. This combination means that anything which needs transporting in order to be profitable, including labour, costs more than in a densely populated place. On top of that, until business grads started coming out of The Ivy League with the understanding that the major barrier between rich Americans & actual wealth was the stubbornness of the average American worker (whom must therefore be pacified by being taught that Unions & Socialism are the equivalent of dictatorial communism, whilst the business model must change to 'outsourced franchise' so that the worker must do as they're told or face the very real prospect that their job will disappear overseas) [still with me? good. for those that aren't, here's a recap: US industry fails. US rich want wealth. US poor want rich. Without free energy, something has to give], there were only 2 ways to "get rich quick", which, since I'm using a mobile connection, I'll have to elaborate upon below.
(Ciao!)



posted on Oct, 21 2010 @ 12:22 AM
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(Ciao!)
To most of us, our idea of the 1st way to get rich quick would be to spot something new that people would become reliant upon & ruthlessly exploit the market (think Bill Gates), but this requires luck, talent & some hard work. The 2nd & easiest way (which is taught in business school, naturally for a hefty fee) is to lazily produce something which people have no choice but to pay for, which simply requires cunning & the ability to tell bald-faced lies without flinching. War materiel is just such a product. However, before the engines of industry can start producing the warmth of wealth for anyone out of war, there must be a war to supply.
Its not easy to repeat "Gulf of Tonkin" over & over quickly without tripping over the syllables, but if you give it a go, you'll notice that the phrase could be used as onomatopeia for the sound of a straight6 with a couple of loose push-rods starting up [if anyone's lost me @this stage, I'm sorry but I'm talking to people more intelligent than you].
I, & I hope you, would not send some 19yr old to get both feet blown off just so that we could make money out of the shares we owned in the company that manufactured the helicopter that took him there, but there are people that would & did. Whats worse is that, having discovered this is a profitable business model, they & their proteges are still bang at it. Even worse than that is that they dont even realise that they are simply 'useful idiots' to the truly wealthy who will claim the lion's share of anything profitable that results from their efforts.
"War! What is it good for?" Er... not absolutely nothing. Its good for making the rich richer & culling the rest of us before we can have a chance to think 'Hang on a minute, I know it rains, but my back's covered in piss!'



posted on Oct, 21 2010 @ 12:31 AM
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Originally posted by Modern Americana
What do you guys think?


What the heck was LBJ doing sneaking around in the dark without Secret Service agents during a time of national emergency?



posted on Oct, 21 2010 @ 12:54 AM
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A world without LBJ would have been better, to be sure.
TBH, I sort of pride myself on trying to be a man of peace, but, if I'd been there at the time & thought I could get away with it, I suspect I'd have shot the man on purpose. Even with the hindsight that it probably wouldn't have done much good, it'd have at least delayed plenty of bad.
Wasn't it LBJ that referred to Dr. King as something like an 'uppity n-word'? I forget, but it was along those lines &, for my money, considering what was actually going on in the USA at the time, that alone would have cheerfully seen that money spent on the bullet that ended him.



posted on Oct, 21 2010 @ 01:09 AM
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Originally posted by Blue Shift

Originally posted by Modern Americana
What do you guys think?


What the heck was LBJ doing sneaking around in the dark without Secret Service agents during a time of national emergency?
Meeting with TPTB to get his instructions probably.
Do I really have to add a 2nd line?



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