Ex-Secret Service officer: I almost shot LBJ

JD northgate76 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 25 00:16:18 MDT 2010


Still our worst president.

JD

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Tom Matiska <tom.matiska at att.net> wrote:

> LBJ made a escalated two wars and made total disaster's of both of them.
> Vietnam cost 57,000 their lives, and his "War on Poverty" cost tens of
> millions of recipients and 100's of million of taxpayers their livelihoods..
>
> Tom
>
>
>
>
> --- On *Fri, 10/22/10, Jim <kd7nnv at GMAIL.COM>* wrote:
>
>
> From: Jim <kd7nnv at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: [RUSHTALK] Ex-Secret Service officer: I almost shot LBJ
> To: RUSHTALK at CSDCO.COM
> Date: Friday, October 22, 2010, 2:37 AM
>
>
> I can't help but wonder how the country would have been different if
> AuH2O had made it to the white house.
>
> On 10/21/2010 22:26, John wrote:
> > D at mned shame it never happened!
> >
> > JAQ
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu Oct 21 03:05:07 CDT 2010, Richard Whitenight wrote:
> >
> >  > Ex-Secret Service officer: I almost shot LBJ
> >
> >  > By Brett Michael Dykes
> >
> >  > Wed Oct 20,
> >
> >  > 5:48 pm ET
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  > Retired Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine has a book coming out --
> "The
> >
> >  > Kennedy Detail"
> >
> >  > -- that contains a rather stunning revelation: In the chaotic wake of
> the
> >
> >  > power transfer that took place after the assassination of John F.
> > Kennedy,
> >
> >  > Blaine says he almost shot Lyndon Johnson, when he mistook him for an
> >
> >  > intruder inside Johnson's D.C. home.
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  > [*Historic photo:* Moving family moment after JFK
> >
> >  > assassination
> >
> >  > ]
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  > In an excerpt from the
> >
> >  > bookon
> >
> >  > the Huffington Post, Blaine describes standing watch at the Johnson
> >
> >  > home
> >
> >  > the night after the Kennedy assassination, and how he heard someone
> >
> >  > approaching him from behind. The book -- a broader insider account of
> the
> >
> >  > presidential security detail during the Kennedy-Johnson era that
> Blaine
> >
> >  > wrote with the assistance of journalist Lisa McCubbin -- describes the
> >
> >  > ensuing scene in the third person.
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  > Instinctively Blaine picked up the Thompson submachine gun and
> > activated the
> >
> >  > bolt on top. The unmistakable sound was similar to racking a shotgun.
> He
> >
> >  > firmly pushed the stock into his shoulder, ready to fire. He'd
> > expected the
> >
> >  > footsteps to retreat with the loud sound of the gun activating, but
> they
> >
> >  > kept coming closer. Blaine's heart pounded, his finger firmly on the
> >
> >  > trigger. "Let me see your face, you bastard."
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  > The next instant, there was a face to go with the footsteps.
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  > The new President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, had
> just
> >
> >  > rounded the corner, and Blaine had the gun pointed directly at the
> man's
> >
> >  > chest. In the blackness of the night, Johnson's face went completely
> > white.
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  > It's hard to surmise whether the night-after killing of Johnson would
> > have
> >
> >  > laid to rest any of the Oliver Stone-style theories of the Kennedy
> >
> >  > assassination as a massive top-down government cover-up -- or only
> have
> >
> >  > caused them to spin more frenetically out of control. Happily, thanks
> to
> >
> >  > Blaine's self-restraint, we'll never have to know.
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  > Meanwhile, Blaine also uses "The Kennedy Detail" to lay another bit of
> >
> >  > JFK-related intrigue to rest: The playboy 35th president never did
> have a
> >
> >  > romantic dalliance with Marilyn
> >
> >  > Monroe,the
> >
> >  > author insists. Blaine says that the film siren was only in the
> >
> >  > company
> >
> >  > of Kennedy twice, and that she left alone both times -- though he
> doesn't
> >
> >  > appear to say whether those meetings occurred in private, or if not,
> > whether
> >
> >  > the two were able to adjourn to a more secluded setting at some point.
> We
> >
> >  > suppose we'll have to buy the book to get the full story.
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  >
> >
> >  > --
> >
> >  > Regards,
> >
> >  > Richard Whitenight
> >
> >  > Arlington, Texas
> >
> >  > "Teach an individual correct principles and let them govern
> themselves."
> >
> >  >
> >
>
>
> --
>
> "Government aid is getting a blood transfusion in your right arm, taking
> your blood from your left arm, spilling half of the blood in the
> process." - Marcel Ledbetter
>
>
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