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Phil Nelson's new book: "LBJ: From Mastermind to 'the Colossus'"

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Once you understand the USS Liberty and know that Lyndon Johnson orchestrated it, then understanding the JFK assassination is piece of cake. LBJ obviously murdered John Kennedy. Nelson's new book is a Must Read and his section indicting LBJ for the attack on the USS Liberty is the centerpiece of the book.

Historian Phil Nelson has written another historically significant book on Lyndon Johnson:

LBJ: From Mastermind to “The Colossus”

Lyndon Johnson: a Lunatic Who Orchestrated the Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 - murdering 34 Americans and wounding another 171

The LBJ-ordered attack on the USS Liberty was designed to be blamed on Egypt to justify US intervention to take out Nasser of Egypt who had drifted into the Soviet camp

From Robert Morrow 512-306-1510 Morrow321@aol.com

A Must Read Book: http://www.amazon.com/LBJ-Mastermind-Colossus%C2%94-Phillip-Nelson/dp/1628736925/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415378159&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=phil+nelson+LBJ+colossus

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Phillip F. Nelson’s new book begins where LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination left off. Now president, Johnson begins to push Congress to enact long-dormant legislation that he had previously impeded, always insisting that the timing wasn't right. Nelson argues that the passage of Johnson’s “Great Society” legislation was designed to take the focus of the nation off the assassination as well as lay the groundwork for building his own legacy.

Nelson also examines Johnson’s plan to redirect US foreign policy within days of becoming president, as he maneuvered to insert the US military into the civil war being fought in Vietnam. This, he thought, would provide another means to achieve his goal of becoming a great wartime president. In addition, Nelson presents evidence to show that the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 was arguably directed by Johnson against his own ship and the 294 sailors on board as a way to insert the US military into the Six-Day War. It only failed because the Liberty refused to sink.

Finally, Nelson presents newly discovered documents from the files of Texas Ranger Clint Peoples that prove Johnson was closely involved with Billie Sol Estes and had made millions from Estes’s frauds against taxpayers. These papers show linkages to Johnson’s criminal behavior, the very point that his other biographers ignore.

ROBERT MORROW review of the Nelson book:

This book is a MUST-READ for any political journalist, historian, political scientist or person who has a sharp interest in American history. I give it my highest recommendation.

The Truth: Lyndon Johnson was a Serial Murderer, a Mass Murderer who Murdered JFK, Who Murdered 34 Americans on the USS Liberty

Phil Nelson has established himself as the nation's preeminent historian on Lyndon Johnson and that is because Nelson will tell some simple truths about LBJ: that LBJ murdered John Kennedy, that LBJ had a personal hit man named Malcolm Wallace; that LBJ murdered Henry Marshall in 1961; that LBJ murdered Sam Smithwick in prison in 1952; that LBJ murdered 34 Americans on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967.

That is some simple truths about LBJ that to their shame Robert Caro, Robert Dallek, Michael Beschloss, Mark Updegrove and LBJ's mistress/buddy Doris Kearns Goodwin refuse to tell.

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Lyndon Johnson also stole 2 million troy ounces of gold in 1969 from Victorio Peak located on the White Sands Missile testing range in New Mexico. We know that because the LBJ family tried to launder this dirty stolen gold, now worth billions, in 1989 after the Johnson family, like many others, had suffered financial set backs in Texas in the 1980's when several banks failed.

The truth is Lyndon Johnson was a serial murderer who should have been strapped into a Texas electric chair in the 1950's and fried until the eyeballs popped out of his head. Or perhaps he should have been drawn and quartered.

The family of MLK in 1997 went on national TV and told ABC News that they thought LBJ had murdered MLK, too. LBJ absolutely hated MLK who was secretly supporting Robert Kennedy for president in 1968, calling him "my main man."

And more than any other single person this demented, depraved freak Lyndon Johnson was responsible for USA involvement in the Vietnam War, and he lied our way into that too.

Jack Ruby called LBJ a "Nazi of the first order" and LBJ himself referred to his early "Nazi operation" of stuffing ballots when he was in college at San Marcos State Teachers College (now known as Texas State).

God Bless Phil Nelson for writing this book and giving us the real story on mega-criminal and serial murderer and mass murderer Lyndon Johnson. Somebody is long overdue for urinating on LBJ's grave out in Stonewall. To know Johnson is to hate Johnson that is how much scum he was, a man who should be mentioned in the same breath as an American Adolph Hitler or Joseph Stalin.

So let's close this review of Nelson's fabulous book with what folks like LBJ sycophant Bill Moyers and McGeorge Bundy were telling Arthur Schlesinger privately while LBJ was still alive. From Schlesinger's memoirs:

January 14 1969

I took part with Bill Moyers, Jack Valenti, Eric Goldman and Ted Sorensen (in Kansas City) in a National Education Television commentary. Afterward Bill and I went over to the Algonquin for a drink. We talked a bit about the problem of writing about Johnson. Bill said, as he has said to me before (and Dick Goodwin has said even more often), that one great trouble was that no one would believe it. He said that he could not see how one could write about Johnson the private monster and Johnson the public statesman and construct a credible narrative. "He is a sick man," Bill said. At one point he and Dick Goodwin became so concerned that they decided to read up on mental illness - Dick read up on paranoia and Bill on the manic-depressive cycle."
[schlesinger, Journals, p. 306]

January 15 1971

Last night I spoke at the annual dinner of the Century. I sat next to Mac Bundy and we discussed, among other things, the Khrushchev memoirs. I remarked on the curious resemblance between Khrushchev's account of the life around Stalin - the domineering and obsessive dictator, the total boredom of the social occasions revolving around him, the horror when invited to attend and the even greater horror when not invited - and Albert Speer's account of the life around Hitler. Mac said, "When I read Khrushchev, I was reminded of something else in addition - my last days in the White House with LBJ."
[schlesinger, Journals, p. 333]

Editorial Reviews


"Phil Nelson has led the way for a more accurate reappraisal of our thirty-sixth president, and the results are shocking. Nelson nails it."
--Roger Stone, New York Times bestselling author

"A stunning indictment of the dark forces that subverted the republic through an unspeakable act of treachery by Lyndon B. Johnson."
--Gerald D. McKnight, PhD, author of Breach of Trust and The Last Crusade.

"Outstanding! Nelson has written a book for the ages that apologist LBJ historians cannot possibly ignore unless they purposely choose to . . . for the truth hurts: LBJ wrecked the 1960s. In short, Nelson succeeds where others fail through sheer tenacity and a will to expose LBJ for what he is: the most corrupt president we have ever had. Bravo!"
--Vince Palamara, author of Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy

"With the publication of Colossus, Phil Nelson has cemented his place as the leading historian of Lyndon Johnson. He has gone far beyond where Robert Caro was willing to go--and the results are breathtaking! A monumental contribution to American history."
--James H. Fetzer, PhD, McKnight Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Duluth

"I represented two disparate clients who never knew one another but who both claimed LBJ killed JFK. They were E. Howard Hunt, Watergate and JFK assassination conspirator, and Billie Sol Estes, LBJ's bagman and silent business partner. Phillip F. Nelson in his first book convincingly marshaled the evidence that LBJ did in fact kill JFK. . . [This] sequel book proves once LBJ achieved his goal of being president, his administration became rife with hypocrisy, criminality, and corruption."
--Douglas Caddy, attorney, member of the Texas and District of Columbia Bars

"After absorbing Phillip Nelson's damning evidence against Lyndon B. Johnson, principled citizens may demand his name be stricken from all public works."
--Jim Marrs, New York Times bestselling author of Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy

From the Author

[From the Introduction]

This book begins where my first book, LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination left off. Within the pages of that book, certain truths were revealed about Lyndon Johnson's persona; they were characteristics that are only briefly acknowledged and forgotten, if noted at all, in other biographies of him. The conclusions reached in that book become the premise upon which this one is based. Although it does contain certain brief observations about his years as president, the focus of the earlier book was the assassination of President Kennedy; now the focus shifts, and we turn our attention to how Johnson's personal conduct became the imprint of his administration as he propelled the country, through pure mania, through five of the most turbulent years ever experienced by the United States.

[From the Epilogue]
[W]e are now left to ponder how the course of history and the evolution of the American culture might have progressed had we been spared the trauma of the Vietnam War and the other bizarre, bewildering, and inexplicable actions taken during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson that led to the most divisive and tumultuous period--one induced intentionally, and primarily to bolster the president's own narrow political and financial interests--in American history. While there is no way of knowing precisely how the United States "might have been" had Lyndon Johnson never become president, it is clear that his known "drunken driving" habit deeply affected the country and its direction over the last fifty years. Because of the swerving five-year test drive, as the drunken President Lyndon Johnson figuratively drove the country into the ditch--just as he had literally done with a number of government-owned automobiles at his ranch--it has taken decades for his successors to try to restore the nation's confidence and conscience, made all the more difficult because of their own secrets that had to be hidden

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Douglas - thanks for posting. It is somewhat remarkable how few of us take the indictment of LBJ seriously. I myself go in and out of believing this, despite having organized the only thing I ever wrote about the assassination (in 1990) to point directly at LBJ and Hoover. I still don't believe that Mac Wallace was a shooter that day, finding that evidence flimsy and therefore counterproductive. Previously I have not really enjoyed the other LBJ did it books, as they are written in too personal a fashion to be convincing as evidence. Have you read this book? And might I ask if you agree with the indictment the way your one time clients Hunt and Billy Sol did?

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Assuming there were plotters to the JFK assassination, the plotters needed to be certain LBJ as president wouldn't come after them. How could they be sure? One way: if they had the provable goods on Johnson.

In my estimation that's how things unfolded. Johnson was shown how he could get the carrot he wanted and was also shown the terrible stick that awaited him if he betrayed his tempters.

For Johnson, the decision was easy. He didn't have to do anything.

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it seems likely to many researchers that the plotters, if as you say there were plotters, had in mind the overthrow of Castro. Can you square their singular lack of success in accomplishing this goal with their ability to control LBJ? Perhaps he had the goods on the plotters as well, and they arrived at a kind of stalemate. Or perhaps the operational team were after Castro and motivated by that goal, but the hidden hand that ordered the operation had bigger fish to fry, such as Vietnam escalation, or simply the removal of JFK and all he stood for, and stood in the way of. History show that neither the anti-castro Cubans, the mafia dons who lost their casinos in Havana, or the southern racists and JBS types, all of whom intersected, got much of what they would have wanted. Big oil, big banks, and military contractors came out winners, as did LBJ and Hoover, who preserved their jobs and in LBJ's case enabled him to stay out of jail.

I know this does not constitute proof of anything, but it is at least suggestive.

Jon - what do you think explains this? Or do you have an alternate explanation? If it was a kind of stalemate, do you think that Hoover gave LBJ the info that enabled him to steer the country away from Cuba and a direct confrontation with the USSR?

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Paul, my thinking on the JFK assassination has changed over the years. My starting point always however has been that [a] someone wanted JFK dead and was willing and able to kill him, and no one wanted to take credit for the assassination. From that starting point my thinking always has moved to the fact the U.S. Government always has had a strong interest in concealing the facts of the assassination. A remarkably strong interest.

I don't believe anyone in power today has any reason to cover up the facts in order to protect the reputations of LBJ or J. Edgar Hoover.

I do believe the FBI would be undamaged if it turned out it missed something important in 1963. And that the CIA would suffer no damage if it turned out certain CIA officers or agents had a hand in killing JFK. After all, the CIA has taken plenty of hits, from the Church Committee revelations to today's release of the torture report.

The continuing cover-up suggests to me something more than bureaucratic CYA is at work. It suggests to me something is still at stake.

The case today is a mass of distractions, dead ends, and voids. The Harvey and Lee discussion is an example of what I mean. Yes, I'm convinced there were two youths, Harvey and Lee. Having gone through the Defense Language Institute, I know what it is to be trained and trained deeply in another language by DLI. I know the person married to Marina did not attend DLI and was a native speaker and reader of Russian. But this leads me to a dead end. So what, I ask. I think Harvey was who John Armstrong says he was. No matter how I turn all this over, I come up empty. There's a void.

I do think the Harvey and Lee pursuit can lead to a deeper understanding of who Harvey was. Perhaps it can lead to a clear understanding of whether he pulled a trigger on 11-22-63. And if it's clearly understood he did not, then it will become necessary to understand why HE was set up and by whom. Learning that, we'll know the killers.

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So what is being hidden? I agree with you that something is still at stake, and that today's FBI and CIA could withstand a shock. Revelations about LBJ and or Hoover would be far more difficult. Harvey and Lee might be a problem too, because of who might have run a project like that and how it was done, and whether it is ongoing.

Are you aware that this president refused to authorize a document release that was due during his presidency, a release that could only have been delayed on his express orders? At least that is my understanding.

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Paul, could you provide some detail on your last remark? What JFK documents from what Agency....and did the President override the agencies involved, related legislation, the judicial review system etc. Sounds interesting but we need some details or at least a lead to chase...

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This announcement appeared in a professionally designed film poster that Roger Stone placed on my Facebook page today:

Coming This Summer


A documentary by Roger Stone and Mike Colopietro

Featuring Roger Stone, Phil Nelson, Barr McClellan, Vince Palamara, Robert Morrow and Saint John Hunt.

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Any word on this documentary? I've read Roger Stone's The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, and Nelson's LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination, and am interested in seeing the film. Could you link the poster in this thread?

I'm presently in the middle of LBJ: From Mastermind to The Colossus, and am enjoying it. Great book.

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Historian Phil Nelson has written another historically significant book on Lyndon Johnson:

LBJ: From Mastermind to “The Colossus”

Lyndon Johnson: a Lunatic Who Orchestrated the Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 - murdering 34 Americans and wounding another 171

This book is a MUST-READ for any political journalist, historian, political scientist or person who has a sharp interest in American history. I give it my highest recommendation.

The Truth: Lyndon Johnson was a Serial Murderer, a Mass Murderer who Murdered JFK, Who Murdered 34 Americans on the USS Liberty


The truth is Lyndon Johnson was a serial murderer who should have been strapped into a Texas electric chair in the 1950's and fried until the eyeballs popped out of his head. Or perhaps he should have been drawn and quartered.

Oy vey. This is what passes for JFK Research in 2015?

Phil Nelson has published another screed that can only be called political porn.

One must hate LBJ for political reasons in order to be open to this barrage of accusations against the dreaming President of the Great Society.

While it is clear from his mistress that LBJ heard about a plot to kill JFK in Texas, it should be equally clear that he was in no position to stop it.

It should be fairly clear that once started, the JFK murder plot in Dallas pulled into its orbit many players from the right, including rogues with vital posts in the CIA and MI.

Yet Howard Hunt's suggestion that LBJ was responsible for the JFK murder was only his feeble attempt at remorse. Hunt had made an oath to follow POTUS orders -- and yet he admitted he played a role (however marginal) in the Dallas plot to kill his own POTUS.

How, then, could Hunt justify his oath? Only by blaming it all on the next POTUS -- LBJ. So much for Hunt's "deathbed confession."

If not for Howard Hunt's "deathbed confession," there would be nothing but hot air for Phil Nelson and his imitators to hang their hats upon.

It's easy to blame powerful men for everything that happened in any given decade. FDR is still blamed (by morons) for starting WWII, actually. It's a cheap shot.

The following authors have all taken a step down in my book, for advocating Nelson's book: Roger Stone, Gerald McKnight, Vince Palamara, James Fetzer, Douglas Caddy and Jim Marrs.


--Paul Trejo

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I read Nelson's book and find it mainly accurate, but like most Lone Nuts and CTs he only uses the info that supports his theory, and all the facts must be considered for any theory to be true.

I do like Nelson's revelation about Gen. LeMay, as temporary chair of the Joint Chiefs, would take a crap and leave the door open so everyone could hear him - much like LBJ often did to those he worked with. There must be something to that.

The bottom line is that despite being a sociopathic killer LBJ was just incapable of understanding let alone devising the complicated pscyh war cover-story that Castro was behind what happened at Dealey Plaza - though I think he eventually got it, he didn't buy it.


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