Assassinations, affairs and conspiracies, Oh My …
Remember the good old days of Camelot and the Kennedy’s? Well the UK Daily Mail has a bombshell of an article from Jackie O tapes that she believed that LBJ was involved in a conspiracy to assassinate JFK. Maybe we can expect another Oliver Stone movie, JFK II, the conspiracy behind the conspiracy.
Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy, ‘explosive’ recordings are set to reveal.
The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him.
She became convinced that the then vice president, along with businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with gunman Lee Harvey Oswald – long claimed to have been a lone assassin – merely part of a much larger conspiracy.
According to accounts, the tapes were recorded in 1963 with leading historian Arthur Schlesinger. Jackie O had asked that the tapes not be released until 50 years after her death. It’s hard to believe its been 17 years since Jackie passed from cancer. There is nothing like a Kennedy conspiracy to capture the news and the attention of so many after so many years.
The tapes were recorded with leading historian Arthur Schlesinger Jnr within months of the assassination on November 22, 1963, and had been sealed in a vault at the Kennedy Library in Boston.
The then Mrs Kennedy, who went on to marry Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, had ordered that they should not be released until 50 years after her death, with some reports suggesting she feared that her revelations might make her family targets for revenge.