LBJ was on board with the assassination of JFK as someone
who would stand to gain the world,
as he perceived it, by
JFK’s demise. LBJ’s main contribution to the operation
was to sign Executive
Order 11130 and appoint Allen
Dulles as the actual lead committee member on the
The Warren Commission, named
Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren (Chairman), was
the investigative body that purposely incorrectly
how JFK was murdered.
Warren, a doddering old fool at this point, didn’t
much at all during the investigation, nor did committee
members Senator Richard Russell of Georgia,
John Cooper of Kentucky, House Majority Leader Hale
Boggs, nor former World Bank President John
Zionist Arlen Spector, an attorney from
Philadelphia, was recommended by Gerald Ford to be the
for the Warren Commission and a lead
investigator. The aggressive and ambitious Spector was a
in the whitewashing of JFK’s murder.
BTW: Spector eventually
became a senator from
Pennsylvania, was a political chameleon that flip-flopped
from Democrat to Republican
then back to Democrat
whenever convenient and strongly advocated gay rights,
supported affirmative action
and supported illegal immigration amnesty.
House Minority Leader from Michigan, Gerald Ford, was
a big help to Dulles and even sponsored the “magic
bullet” baloney that Arlen Spector and Norman Redlich
invented which was accepted as plausible by his
Ford was so helpful with the
whitewashing of the investigation
that he was eventually
maneuvered into the vice-presidency and ultimately the
presidency as a reward.
Thankfully, Ford did not win his bid for a second
presidential term because of his
pardon of Nixon being
his first act as president. Americans were self-righteously
angry at Nixon for lying about
something as trivial as the
Watergate break-in and Ford suffered for it.
At least six of the fifteen lawyers working on the Warren
Commission were Jews: Arlen Spector, Samuel A Stern,
Liebeler, Melvin Aaron Eisenberg, Norman
Redlich and David W. Belin. Of the twelve individuals
on the Warren Commission
support staff, six were Jewish.
Norman Redlich later became Chairman of the National
Governing Council of the American Jewish Congress and
was later in life known to become incensed at the very
mention of JFK conspiracy theories.
BTW: The American Jewish Congress suspended
activities on July 13th, 2010 after being relieved of
funds by Wall Street uber-scammer Bernie Madoff.
So basically, LBJ made the main assassination
orchestrator, Alan Dulles, the main orchestrator
cover-up surrounded by willing stooges. Now, why
would LBJ do that knowing what had transpired between
JFK and Dulles if he wasn’t totally on board?
Four days after
JFK’s murder, Johnson signed the
National Security Action Memorandum 273 which
essentially confirmed JFK’s
Vietnam withdrawal policy.
It would take the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, which
occurred nine months later, to drag the nation into the
Vietnam quagmire. The Gulf of Tonkin Incident was a
fraud, or false flag, a manufactured incident perpetrated
August 2nd, 1964 designed to rally the American masses
to war in South-East Asia; a war that America shamefully
after ten years of dirty fighting with 58,000
Americans killed and 240,000 wounded.
If you were to ask why we were fighting in Vietnam at
the time, the usual answer was, “we are there
communist aggression, if Vietnam falls all of South East
Asia will fall under the jackboot of godless communism,”
which was as big a crock of bullshit then as fighting Al Qaeda is today.
There is no statute of limitations on murder, especially
mass murder and barbarity on the
scale of which was
perpetrated upon the innocent citizenry of Vietnam by
“We the People” of the United
States of America. The
perpetraitors of the Viet Nam debacle got away with their
evil war... But there is always
hell to pay.
Let’s examine some of the players who were pressuring
Johnson into and escalating a full scale protracted war in
Vietnam... besides the usual Joint Chiefs of Staff... and
Robert S. McNamara who was surely qualified (wink,
wink) to become the 8th Secretary of Defense because he
been a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Air Corps
during WWII; and he was the first non-Ford-family
president of the Ford Motor Company prior to being
selected as Secretary of Defense by
The Rostow brothers, the sons of Jewish Russian
were a big influence on LBJ. Eugene V.
Rostow was Dean of the Yale Law School when he was
asked to become LBJ’s
Under Secretary of State for
Political Affairs. Walt Whitman Rostow had been JFK’s
Deputy National Security
Advisor and became LBJ’s
National Security Advisor on April Fool’s Day (how
poetic), 1966 until January
20, 1969. Walt had served
with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), under the
“Father of American Intelligence,”
William “Wild Bill”
Donovan, during WW II as part of a committee that
selected German targets for U.S.
The incendiary bombing of Dresden horrors can be laid at Rostow's
Immediately after Germany’s unconditional surrender,
Walt became Assistant Chief of the German-Austrian
Economic Division in the U.S. Department of State in
He then became the Executive Secretary of
the Economic Commission for Europe in 1947. We can
easily deduce that
Walter Rostow was one of the key
players in the murderously punitive Morgenthau Plan
that was perpetrated upon the
demolished and helpless German nation.
Walt Rostow was considered a staunch anti-communist,
which doesn’t ring true considering the man’s
were Russian born socialists. He was very prominent for
his role in shaping U.S. foreign policy in Southeast
during the 1960s. Jewish German-born Henry Kissinger
replaced Walt Rostow as U.S. National Security Advisor
beginning with the Nixon administration.
Zionist Jew Leslie Gelb
was the director of Policy and
Planning and Arms Control for International Security
Affairs at the Department of
Defense from 1967 to 1968,
and was the director of the Pentagon Papers Project
(McNamara’s secret history
of the Vietnam conflict).
Gelb became president of the Council on Foreign
Relations in 1993 and was made the President Emeritus
2012. He co-authored a laughably ridiculous book
titled, "The Irony of Vietnam: The System Worked."
Henry Kissinger was chosen by Nixon; or
was directed to choose Kissinger because of his
experience as a Harvard mover and shaker in the
Department of Government and at the Center for
International Affairs. He was a consultant to the National
Council’s Operations Coordinating Board in
1955 and 1956, and the Study Director in Nuclear
Weapons and Foreign
Policy at the Council on Foreign
Relations at the same time.
Kissinger worked for the
Rockefeller Brothers on their Special Studies Project
he directed the Panel on International Security
Objectives and Strategy.
Henry’s Jewish Harvard buddy, Milton Katz, directed the
Panel on International Economic and Social Objectives
and Strategy for the Special Studies Project. Katz had
been the general counsel to the European headquarters of
the Economic Cooperation Administration, which was
part of the punitive Morgenthau Plan, and eventually
the chief of the reconstruction oriented Marshall Plan.
A Jewish elitist journalist, Walter Lippmann, was LBJ’s
most trusted informal advisor
who was even presented
the Presidential Medal of Freedom by LBJ on September
14th, 1964. Lippmann’s catch-phrase, "Manufacture of
Consent" could be best illustrated by the
Gulf of Tonkin
Incident that occurred six weeks prior to his receiving
the medal. Lippmann and political
Almond, published what was to become known as the
Almond-Lippmann Consensus that was
based on three assumptions:
1. Public opinion is volatile, shifting erratically
response to the most recent developments. Mass
beliefs early in the 20th century were “too pacifist
peace and too bellicose in war, too neutralist or
appeasing in negotiations or too intransigent.”
2. Public opinion is incoherent, lacking
an organized or
a consistent structure to such an extent that the
views of U.S. citizens could be best
described as non-attitudes.”
3. Public opinion is irrelevant to the policy making
process. Political leaders ignore public opinion
because most Americans can neither “understand
nor influence the very events upon which their
and happiness are known to depend.”
I think the third assumption
says it all regarding
politicians’ attitudes towards their constituents...in other
words, “Let them
eat cake while we do what we want.”
And his point #2 is spot-on correct...!
How LBJ's Vietnam War Paralyzed His Mideast Policymakers
In the summer of 1967, Iwas a staff writer for President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White
House. I was aware of that year's Middle East crisis but, like most Americans, understood little about it other
than the fact that it involved Jews and Arabs. In that year I did not know a single Arab, and possibly LBJ did
not either. Like most Americans, I was pro-Israel, Israel having been sold to most all of us as the underdog.
around me, without exception, was pro-Israel. Johnson had a dozen or more close associates and aides who were
both Jewish and pro-Israel. There were Walt Rostow at the White House, his brother Eugene at State, and Arthur
Goldberg, ambassador to the United Nations. Other pro-Israel advisers included Abe Fortas, associate justice of the Supreme
Court; Democratic Party fundraiser Abraham Feinberg; White House counsels Leo White and Jake Jacobsen; White House
writers Richard Goodwin and Ben Wattenberg; domestic affairs aide Larry Levinson; and John P. Roche, known as
Johnson's intellectual-in-residence and an avid supporter of Israel.
Everyone around me, without exception, was pro-Israel.
did not "know," but could sense, that events of great portent were transpiring. I heard rumors of CIA
Director Richard Helms sending a warning to LBJ that the Israelis were about to attack, and the president getting
word from Moscow that if the Israelis attacked any Arab country, the Soviets would go to that nation's defense.
could see the comings and goings of Abe Fortas and Arthur Goldberg, and I knew that Walt Rostow, in particular,
had close Israeli connections, and met frequently with Israeli Embassy Minister Ephraim (Eppy) Evron.
occasion I saw a strikingly attractive blonde woman who, I learned, was an ardent supporter of Israel and a woman
of whom the president was fond. Her background sounded like material from a spy novel. She was born Mathilde Galland
in 1927in Italy, where she was reared as a Roman Catholic. Then, when her family returned to her father's birthplace
in Switzerland, she became a Lutheran.
While a student in Geneva, she fell in love with a young Bulgarian
Jew, David Danon, who had been brought up in Palestine and exiled by the British for his association with the
Irgun Zvai Leumi, a Jewish terrorist group led by Menachem Begin. Danon was studying to become a medical doctor,
but spent most of his time recruiting and carrying out secret Irgun operations throughout Western Europe.
later interviews with former Time reporter Donald Neff, Mathilde said that as a teenager she saw Danon
as a dashing and heroic figure, an activist dedicating his life to the founding of a Jewish state in Palestine.
He was a personal friend of the Stern Gang terrorists, led by Yitzhak Shamir, who killed British resident minister
Lord Walter Moyne in Cairo during World War II, and the Irgun terrorists who blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem
in 1946,with heavy loss of life. As bloody as these actions were, Mathilde said, she saw them as heroic. They
represented the depth of the convictions of Danon and the Irgunists—and drew her to them.
became so enamored of the Jewish struggle and of Danon's daring undercover operations in Europe that she converted to Judaism
and married Danon. Then she, too, became an Irgun agent.
Reporter Neff, in his book entitled Warriors
for Jerusalem: The Six Days That Changed the Middle East, documents Mathilde's role as a young "gun-runner"
for the Jewish terrorist group. "As a seemingly innocent petite and pretty blonde out for a bicycle ride
along Switzerland's borders," wrote Neff, "she in reality was taking messages and explosives into neighboring
France and Italy—to be passed on to the Irgunists.
Five years after the creation of Israel obviated
the need for pretty blonde gunrunners, Mathilde received a Ph.D. in genetics at the University of Geneva in 1953.She
and Danon then moved to Israel, where she became a cancer researcher at the Weizmann Institute. After the birth
of a daughter, she and Danon separated. While still at Weizmann, however, she met and later married the rich—and
20 years her senior—Arthur Krim, a motion picture executive who became finance chairman for the Democratic
American Jews such as Krim and Abraham Feinberg—a New York banker and the first
Jew to become a prominent moneyraiser in presidential campaigns—were by then bringing in well over half
of the Democratic Party's funds. Thus it was natural that such fund-raisers would become very important to many
Democratic candidates—and particularly to the leader of the Democratic Party, Lyndon B. Johnson.
often invited the Krims to his Texas ranch. There also were many instances in which Arthur and Mathilde were guests
at the White House, and other times when, for many days running, Mathilde—without her husband—was a
guest there. The Krims built a house near the LBJ ranch known as Mathilde's house, and Johnson often traveled
there by helicopter.
Advice and Counsel LBJ Part 2
The Krims, as well as other Jewish Americans who were
closely associated with Johnson, advised and counseled him on the events leading up to the Six-Day War of June
1967. On the Memorial Day weekend in May 1967, Mathilde and her husband were guests at the LBJ ranch. On arrival
at the ranch, Johnson learned that the Soviets had warned the U.S. that if Israel attacked an Arab state, the
Soviets would go to the aid of that state. The State Department was preparing a message for LBJ to send to Israel.
awaiting the draft message, Johnson got behind the wheel of his Lincoln Continental and took Mathilde and Arthur
Krim for a drive over the hill country. They were at a neighbor's house when an aide brought Johnson a message
drafted by the State Department for Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. It relayed to Israel Moscow's warning that "if
Israel starts military action, the Soviet Union will extend help to the attacked party."
Eshkol of America's interest in Israel's safety, the draft message cautioned: "It is essential that Israel
not take any preemptive military action and thereby make itself responsible for the initiation of hostilities."
The president strengthened the warning by adding two words so that the sentence read, "It is essential that
Israel JUST MUST NOT take any preemptive military action. . ."
On June 3, Johnson traveled to New York
to deliver a speech at a Democratic Party fund-raising dinner. He moved on to a $1,000-a-plate dinner dance, sponsored
by the President's Club of New York, whose chairman was Arthur Krim. While at the table, fund-raiser Abe Feinberg
leaned over the shoulder of Mathilde Krim, seated next to Johnson, and whispered: "Mr. President, it [Israel's
attack] can't be held any longer. It's going to be within the next 24 hours."
On June 4, Johnson went
to the home of his close adviser and friend, Justice Abe Fortas. The following day, June 5, Rostow woke Johnson
with a phone call at 4:30 a.m. "War has broken out," Rostow said. The Israelis had attacked Egypt and
Mathilde Krim was a guest at the White House and, before going to the Oval Office, and apparently before
waking Lady Bird or notifying anyone else, Johnson dropped by the bedroom where Mathilde was sleeping and gave her
the news: "The war has started."
At 7:45 a.m., Johnson talked—for the first time—on
the hot line with Moscow. Soviet Premier Aleksi Kosygin expressed the hope that the United States would restrain
Israel. Both leaders vowed to work for a cease-fire.
On that day—June 5, 1967—I walked the White
House corridors as the telephone lines and news tickers recorded developments of the first morning of the war that
would change the Middle East. I learned that in the war's first hours, Israeli planes had destroyed the air forces
of both Egypt and Syria on the ground.
Unconcealable Glee LBJ Part 3
Several U.S. officials in a State Department Operations
Room briefing could not conceal their glee over Israel's successes. With a wide smile, Eugene Rostow said, "Gentlemen,
gentlemen, do not forget that we are neutral in word, thought and deed."
At the State Department's noon
briefing on June 5, press spokesman Robert J. McCloskey repeated those words for reporters. (Since the U.S. was
not neutral but totally supportive of Israel, however, this statement would need—over the next several weeks—endless
Also on June 5, Arthur Krim wrote a memo to the president saying: "Many arms shipments
are packed and ready to go to Israel, but are being held up. It would be helpful if these could be released."
Johnson got the shipments on their way.
Walt Rostow, in a memo to the president, referred to the results of Israel's
surprise attack on Egypt and Syria as "the first day's turkey shoot." On June 6, in another memo to the
president, Walt Rostow recommended that the Israelis not be forced to withdraw from the territories they had seized—short
of peace treaties with the Arab states.
"If the Israelis go fast enough and the Soviets get worried enough,"
he wrote, "a simple cease-fire might be the best answer. This would mean that we could use the de facto situation
on the ground to try to negotiate not a return to armistice lines but a definitive peace in the Middle East."
Krim, still a guest in the White House, left for meetings in New York. Before departing, however, she wrote out
a statement supportive of Israel which she asked the president to deliver "verbatim to the American people."
Johnson was sufficiently impressed with her comments to, later in the day, read some of them to Secretary of State
Dean Rusk. But the president did not, as she had asked, read them to the American people.
to come to the aid of Egypt and Syria if either were attacked, had done so and, on June 7, Israel captured the
Old City of Jerusalem. Also on June 7, Wattenberg and Levinson wrote in a memo to Johnson that the U.N. might attempt
"to sell Israel down the river."
They urged LBJ to support Israel's claim to the territories seized
militarily. They referred to McCloskey's statement that the U.S. was neutral, suggesting LBJ issue a statement
affirming total support for Israel which, they said, might stop American Jews from meeting in Lafayette Square
to protest the "neutrality" statement.
While Johnson never minded getting pro-Israel advice from
such close friends as Mathilde Krim or Abe Fortas, he apparently resented advice from relatively minor White House
staffers such as Wattenberg and Levinson. Seeing Levinson he stormed:
"You Zionist dupe! You and Wattenberg
are Zionist dupes in the White House! Why can't you see I'm doing all I can for Israel! That's what you should
be telling people when they ask for a message from the president for their rally." As LBJ abruptly stormed off, Levinson
reports, he stood there, "shaken to the marrow of my bones."
Meanwhile, on the night of June 7,
the USS Liberty , a Navy "ferret" ship equipped to monitor electronic communications, had approached within sight of the
Gaza Strip so the National Security Agency personnel aboard could intercept the military communications jamming
the airwaves. The president retired at 11:30 p.m., but White House logs reported that at one minute to midnight
he got a call from Mathilde Krim, still in New York.
By June 8, despite U.S. and Soviet demands for a cease-fire,
the Israelis were planning one more attack to take Syria's Golan Heights. Perhaps to prevent U.S. intelligence
from learning of their plan, despite Syria's acceptance of the cease-fire, the Israelis dispatched planes to the
USS Liberty. One roared over the Liberty so closely that the portholes of the aircraft's reconnaissance
cameras were clearly visible. Lieutenant James M. Ennes, deck officer, saw on its wings Israel's insignia, the
Star of David.
The Liberty Assault LBJ Part 4
Ennes glanced at the U.S. flag atop his ship's tall mast.
If he could see the Israeli pilots in their cockpits, he reasoned, the pilots could certainly see the large U.S.
flag. It was not long after the last of several such Israeli reconnaissance flights, however, that an Israeli
aircraft swooped down and fired rockets directly at The Liberty. Rocket fragments and 30mm bullets punched
through the heavy deck plating—and through the flesh of the stunned crewmen. Then more planes—with
cannon and napalm—turned the Liberty into a floating hell of flames and screaming men.
attacks killed 34 Americans and wounded 171. The ship was partly flooded when an Israeli torpedo boat hit the U.S.
ship with a torpedo below the water line. Another machine-gunned the ship's life rafts when the crew tried to
Only by a miracle did The Liberty remain afloat. But its threat to Israel's plans was
finished. The next day, June 9, Israeli forces attacked and captured the Golan Heights. On Saturday, June 10,
the war's sixth day, Israel agreed to a cease-fire.
It was Rostow who first notified Johnson of the assault
on the Liberty. Asked who did it, Rostow said he did not know. Later the Israelis said they had done it,
Johnson sent an immediate report to Kosygin that the Israelis had torpedoed a U.S. ship. Thus
the Kremlin now knew about the Israeli attack, but the American people did not. From the beginning, the Johnson
administration covered it up. Surviving crew members were separated from each other and the Navy was ordered to
make certain that no survivor talked with any reporter—or to anyone else—about the assault on the USS Liberty .
It went virtually unnoticed. Not only the crew of the USS Liberty , but all Americans were victims. Johnson and most of those who entered and left the Oval Office were oriented toward
Israel. For that matter, I too, was ready and eager to believe in 1967 that the Arabs, not the Israelis, had started
the war and that the bombing raid on the USS Liberty was not intentional, but a mistake.
can be no moral justification for the White House cover-up orders to the Navy after the assault on the Liberty,
from hindsight Johnson's political motivation is obvious. It was the same motivation that led him subsequently
to listen to the Jewish friends and advisers who urged him not to put any pressure on the Israelis to relinquish
territories they had seized in the Six-Day War.
In 1967, President Johnson felt he needed all the support
he could get to I 'win" in Vietnam. Many American Jews were liberals outspokenly opposed to the war there.
Johnson was told if he gave all out support to Israel—which would include ignoring the Israeli attack on the
Libertyinfluential Jewish Americans would stop opposing his Vietnam policies.
In a memo to the president,
Wattenberg, whose parents had moved to the U. S. from Palestine and who was known as a strong supporter of the
Jewish state, said flatly that if the president came out with strong support for Israel, he would win American
Jewish support for the war in Vietnam. Many American Jewish leaders are "doves" on Vietnam, Wattenberg
wrote, but "hawks" on a war with Arab states.
A "Bonus" for Johnson LBJ
stand to be cheered now by those (American Jewish leaders) who were jeering last week," Wattenberg wrote
the president. He added that the Mideast crisis could be "a bonus" for Johnson. All-out support of Israel,
he predicted, would "help turn around 'the other war'—the domestic dissatisfaction about Vietnam."
support given by the American Jewish leaders "was welcome to the president," as reporter Donald Neff
observed, when at every turn he was being attacked by critics, particularly in the media, of his Vietnam policy.
was, at the time, a typical American. I was convinced back then that the Arabs had started the war and deserved
what they got. I didn't try to reason how, if the Arabs had started the war, they were surprised with their air
forces on the ground and how it was that Israel so easily seized all of Palestine, including the rest of Jerusalem.
Instead, like millions of Americans, I was thrilled by the might of "little Israel."
the euphoria around me, what I saw in the White House planted questions in my mind. As Americans we had just passed
through a dangerous Middle East conflict that threatened to explode into World War III. There were two parties
to the conflict, Arabs and Jews. But for weeks on end I had seen only one set of advisers who could call or see
Johnson whenever they pleased. The Arabs had no voice, no representation, no access, whatsoever.
only later that I came to reflect on how America, which devoted so much of the efforts of its "best and brightest"
to the problem of Vietnam, had in 1967 quite unwittingly stumbled into a Middle East quagmire that, long after
the fall of Saigon, would continue to enmesh U.S. soldiers and diplomats, and project an image of double standards
and insincerity onto U.S. diplomacy all over the world.
Far more than his failed policies in Vietnam, the Middle East policies that LBJ
allowed to fall into place in the June 1967 war would remain to haunt the U.S. for decades to come.
Grace Halsell, a Washington-based writer, is the author of
Journey to Jerusalem and Prophecy and Politics, as well as several other works of nonfiction.