The True Story Behind America's Assassination

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The True Story Behind America’s Most Infamous Assassination in History Attorney Craig Zirbel insists that Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was the mastermind behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson had the motive, means, and opportunity to kill John F. Kennedy. Although Johnson did not pull the trigger that caused the fatal wound, he did orchestrate the conspiracy. Desire for political gain fueled his motivation to assassinate Kennedy. Johnson desperately wanted to become president. Because he was Vice President to Kennedy, Kennedy 's death would automatically lead to Johnson’s presidency. There were political differences between the two and Johnson was involved in many scandals. By becoming president,…show more content…
Johnson planned Kennedy’s assassination contradicts the Warren Commission’s theory. After investigation, the Warren Commission came to the conclusion that President John F. Kennedy was shot by a lone shooter acting on his own, Lee Harvey Oswald. Zirbel’s conspiracy theory insists that at least two shooters were involved. Johnson had ties to the Mafia and the CIA, and he hired members of these groups to perform the assassination. These shooters fired at the President’s motorcade multiple times from a hidden grassy area. Oswald could not have acted alone because from his position, it would have been near impossible to make a deadly shot. He was simply the man convicted of the crime, but he was not the only shooter, nor was he acting on his own. Oswald was part of Johnson’s conspiracy theory. He did not formulate the plan himself, but rather was given orders on what to do from Johnson. Zirbel’s conspiracy theory contradicts the Warren Commission 's theory because it states that there was a conspiracy theory formulated by Johnson involving more than one shooter to get rid of the only thing left standing in his way to becoming President of the United
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