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article imageFormer Nixon aide alleges Lyndon Johnson had Kennedy assassinated

By JohnThomas Didymus     May 12, 2013 in Politics
A former Richard Nixon aide and Republican strategist Roger Stone, 61, said last week that he will publish a book in October which gives evidence that former President Lyndon B. Johnson masterminded the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The Daily Caller reports that the book is being published in time for the 50-year anniversary of JFK's assassination.
In the upcoming book titled "The Man Who Killed Kennedy - the case against LBJ," Stone, presenting documentary evidence, attempts to link Johnson with a conspiracy to murder President Kennedy.
He claims that Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson had a "documented" relationship with Jack Ruby, the man who killed Lee Harvey Oswald. According to Stone, the relationship dates back years before Ruby, whose real name was Jacob Leon Rubenstein, killed Oswald in the basement of Dallas police headquarters in 1963.
Stone, who worked for the Richard Nixon’s Committee to Re-elect the President in 1972, and served in the Nixon administration, claims that in 1947, Johnson instructed Nixon to place Ruby on the payroll of the House of Representatives. Both men, Johnson and Nixon, were congressmen at the time. According to the Daily Mail, Ruby relocated from Chicago to Dallas in 1947.
The Daily Mail reports that on Thursday, Stone, promoting his book on his Facebook page wrote: "Nixon knew Jack Ruby, hired him on House payroll in 1947 at request of... Lyndon Johnson. Newly released documents prove it, in my upcoming book 'The Man who killed Kennedy- the case against LBJ.'"
Stone claims that Johnson and Governor John Conally of Texas "micro-managed" Kennedy’s Dallas motorcade. He demanded that it pass through Dealy Plaza where the motorcade stopped and Oswald shot Kennedy from a building. The Daily Mail reports Stone wrote: "LBJ and Gov. John Connally micro-managed Dallas motorcade JFK’s schedule and demanded the route thru Dealy Plaza where the motorcade came to a full stop and LBJ had JFK killed. They had no interest in JFK stops in Austin or Houston!"
Stone co-wrote the book with Libertarian writer Mike Colapietro.
Ruby died of pulmonary embolism on January 3, 1967, about three years after he killed Oswald, the Daily Mail reports.
Johnson died of a heart attack on January 22, 1973 and Nixon of a stroke on April 22, 1994.
Radar Online notes this is not the first time that Stone has been involved in controversy. He once described himself as the "sleaziest man in American politics." He reportedly blocked the 2000 presidential recount in Florida and claimed that he wrote a letter to the FBI revealing that former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer had a taste for "pricey hookers."
Stone's "conspiracy theory," as Policymic reckons it, comes in spite of Chief Justice Earl Warren's commission which investigated the assassination and concluded that Oswald acted alone.
Policymic, however, comments: "It takes real insider knowledge, however — the kind of knowledge that an official in the Nixon administration could possibly have — to reconstruct a conspiracy originating from the Vice President himself. Since Roger Stone is likely the only person who both had access to higher levels of government and is willing to stake his reputation on this particular theory, he will undoubtedly sell books."
The reactions to Stone's "conspiracy theory" may suggest that some are weary of Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories after four decades of the national pastime. A Daily Caller reader, Antonionus, comments sarcastically: "Benghazi must be getting hot for them to trot out another Kennedy Assassination conspiracy theory to distract our attention."
But others simply fill in the gaps in the Stone "conspiracy theory" with speculations of their own:
BToboe: Oswald was CIA and used as a scapegoat so that Johnson could look good to public. Look how fast they knew who it was. Ruby was used to take out Oswald so he wouldn't talk. History Channel aired a fantastic documentary on this several years ago, but the Johnson family had such a fit that they withdrew it. There is no way on God's green earth that Oswald could've fired three bullets from a bolt action rifle in the amount of time those shots were fired. I also read the other day where the Kennedy family never believed the magic bullet theory either.
Rimpy: ..the zapruder film shows more than one trajectory- why they had to invent 'magic bullet' the pre-doctored one anyway did.That was a bit obvious too, having rubenstein murder oswald. I wonder if oswald even had anything at all to do with it, other than being totally set up.
Tom Birmingham (rebuking BToboe who suggests that JFK was the last Democrat president and that all others were "communists"): "You ate the lead paint chips in your trailer under the power lines when you were growing up in bumble f**k didn't you?"
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