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Why Was JFK Killed?

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Please consider this a poll and vote in your replies.

1. It served the Military Industrial Complex to have Johnson become President for 5 years.

2. The Mafia wanted revenge, that's all.

3. Anti-Castro Cubans somehow benefited.

4. It served Johnson to have the President he served under killed because he got to be President for 5 years.

5. Right-wingers somehow benefited even though liberals controlled Congress and Johnson supported several liberal policies after becoming President.

6. KGB officers that had infiltrated the CIA did it because they wanted a CIA officer that they were handling, namely far-right conservative Senator Barry Goldwater, to be elected President in 1964, and they were planning on killing Johnson right before the 1964 election so that Goldwater would win, and as a segregationist President, he would exasperate the tense racial situation of the mid-1960s and cause turmoil in the United States.

I say it's number 6. Here is the outline of a chapter called "Goldwater's Prospects: Help from George W. Bush's Father, And From George W. Bush's Grandfather." It's from a book that I wrote.

Begins with recap of Goldwater’s 1963 views on seeking the Presidency in 1964:

· Returns campaign contribution on August 4, 1963, and says he was not running for President.

· Turns down offer to visit New Hampshire in September 1963, the state where the first Republican primaries would be held in March 1964.

· Is reluctant to seek the Presidency because he cannot run for President and for reelection to the Senate simultaneously in 1964, and he thinks that he cannot defeat Kennedy in the 1964 election.

· States on October 10, 1963, that he prefers to stay in the Senate.

· Says on October 19, 1963, that he had good reasons not to become a candidate.

· States definitively that he is undecided on becoming a candidate.

Analyzes a clear Kennedy advantage among moderates in November 1963, and speculates on Goldwater’s ability to overcome Kennedy’s advantage among moderates.

States that Goldwater would not have run for President if they hadn’t killed Kennedy, and explores the irony that Kennedy’s death is a deterrent to a Goldwater candidacy:

· Johnson’s nomination would produce a liberal Republican opponent.

· A liberal Republican would capitalize on Johnson’s lack of appeal to independent and liberal voters.

· Goldwater experiences a sharp falloff in support.

· Goldwater’s own supporters say he should not run against President Johnson.

· Politicians in both parties think Goldwater cannot be nominated.

· Nonpartisan political group says Republicans need middle-of-the-road candidate.

· Mayor of San Francisco, where 1964 Republican convention is held, says he previously thought Goldwater would get California’s 86 GOP national convention votes but that now there was a remarkable change in sentiment.

· Johnson can beat Goldwater in the South, whereas Kennedy could not.

· Goldwater is expecting President Johnson to be assassinated on October 31, 1964, and therefore announces candidacy exactly 6 weeks after Kennedy’s death.

Cites widely reported attack in June 1963 by George W. Bush’s grandfather, former Senator Prescott Bush of Connecticut, who denounces the scruples of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Goldwater’s chief rival for the Republican nomination, for his 1963 remarriage to a young mother. Bush says Rockefeller is unfit to be President.

Notes a Goldwater surge in the liberal state of Connecticut in October 1963, due to Bush’s attack on liberal Republican Nelson Rockefeller, and a prominent Republican Senator’s statement that Rockefeller cannot count on votes outside of New York State.

Gallup poll in January 1963 had Rockefeller with 46% of Republican voters who would like to see him nominated as the GOP candidate, and only 26% for Goldwater.

Speculates on ease of finding a young mother to seduce and marry Rockefeller.

Says that Goldwater’s sporadic backpedaling was a key to setting up Kennedy for assassination.

George H. W. Bush runs for Senate in Texas in symbiotic relationship with Goldwater.

Concludes with Republican rally on October 31, 1964, where Goldwater says that George H. W. Bush is a bright hope on the political horizon.

Edited by Tony Frank
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