But how did LBJ become JFK's VP?
It is on record, thanks to Kennedy insider Arthur Schlesinger (A Thousand Days, 1965) that it was in fact Philip Graham and Joseph Alsop, respectively publisher and columnist of the Washington Post, both strong supporters of Israel, who convinced Kennedy to take Johnson on his ticket, in a closed door conversation. Schlesinger doesn’t reveal Graham and Alsop’s arguments, and states that Kennedy’s final decision “defies historical reconstruction”—a curious statement for a historian so well informed, which can only be explained by Schlesinger’s refusal throughout his 872 pages to come to grips with Kennedy’s Middle East policy and his battle with Zionism. Alan Hart has convincingly filled in the blanks: both Graham and Alsop were strongly pro-Israel as well as pro-Johnson, and both could exert a huge influence on public opinion. So “Kennedy was forced by Israel’s supporters to take Johnson as his vice-presidential running mate.”
[source : Laurent Guyénot : Was Vietnam a Holocaust for Zion?, UNZ, https://www.unz.com/article/was-vietnam-a-holocaust-for-zion/, 2nd April 2018]
The quoted article suggests that the Vietnam War occured to cover up Israel's expansion. Hmmm. Not sure about that. But I would agree that while the USA was focused on Vietnam, Israel capitalised on the diversion and tried to expand significantly during the Six Day War during which the attack on the USS Liberty occured.
From the same article:
It was during that period that Israel chose to launch its operation to annex Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian territories, by creating the illusion that it was acting in self-defense. Johnson had given Israel a green light in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, dated June 3: “I want to protect the territorial integrity of Israel […] and will provide as effective American support as possible to preserve the peace and freedom of your nation and of the area.” Johnson also asked the CIA to transmit to the Israeli army the precise positions of the Egyptian air bases to be destroyed.
Four days after the start of the Israeli attack, Nasser accepted the ceasefire request from the UN Security Council. It was too soon for Israel, which had not yet achieved all its objectives. It was then that, on June 8, 1967, the USS Liberty, an unarmed NSA spy ship, was bombed, strafed, and torpedoed for 75 minutes by Israeli Mirage jets and torpedo boats. The Israelis obviously intended to sink it without leaving any survivors (even the lifeboats were machine-gunned), while Johnson personally prohibited the nearby Sixth Fleet from coming to its rescue. Had the USS Liberty been successfully sunk, the attack would have been blamed on the Egyptians, and would have given Johnson the pretext to intervene militarily alongside Israel, probably forcing the USSR to go to war.
But it failed. The affair was successfully smothered by a commission of inquiry headed by Admiral John Sidney McCain II (father of Arizona Senator John McCain III). The survivors received a medal in an unadvertised ceremony, accompanied by a formal order never to mention the incident. Only recently have some broken the silence. Johnson accepted Israel’s spurious “targeting error” explanation, and rewarded the unprovoked attack by lifting the embargo on the sale of offensive military equipment to Israel.
The USS Liberty failed false flag attack is proof of Johnson’s secret complicity with Israel, and of his high treason against the country he had sworn to protect. But Johnson had in fact always been Israel’s man. As early as 1948, his campaign for a Senate seat had been financed by Abraham Feinberg, president of Americans for Haganah Incorporated and financial godfather of Israel’s atomic bomb. In 2013, the Associated Press reported on newly released tapes from Johnson’s White House office showing LBJ’s “personal and often emotional connection to Israel.” The tapes showed that during the Johnson presidency, “the United States became Israel’s chief diplomatic ally and primary arms supplier.” An article from the 5 Towns Jewish Times “Our First Jewish President Lyndon Johnson?” recalls Johnson’s continuous support of Jews and Israel in the 1940s and 50s, and concludes: “President Johnson firmly pointed American policy in a pro-Israel direction.” The article also mentions that, “research into Johnson’s personal history indicates that he inherited his concern for the Jewish people from his family. His aunt Jessie Johnson Hatcher, a major influence on LBJ, was a member of the Zionist Organization of America.” And, in an additional note: “The facts indicate that both of Lyndon Johnson’s great-grandparents, on the maternal side, were Jewish. […] The line of Jewish mothers can be traced back three generations in Lyndon Johnson’s family tree. There is little doubt that he was Jewish.”
Regarding JFK, he did not want Israel armed with nukes and gave/sold Israel some weapons but not too many. JFK showed a keen interest in what Israel was doing at Dimona and wanted the USA to be given access to Dimona to inspect the site. Israel refused, then stalled.
But that all changed when LBJ became President after JFK was assassinated.
LBJ showed no interest in what Israel was doing at Dimona and allowed Israel to develop nukes, and LBJ gave/sold Israel the many and larger weapons that Israel had been asking JFK for which JFK refused. These weapons 'sales' to Israel were actually financed by American 'aid'.
JFK didn't hate Israel. He just didn't trust Israel with weapons like nukes.
On the other hand, LBJ was very pro-Israel and had been forced onto JFK as VP by pro-Israelis. And once in power LBJ gave Israel everything it wanted, including the bomb. Which is why Israel could go on the offensive in 1967 and why LBJ was keen to assist Israel in this aggressive expansion against its neighbours like Egypt.
So, on the assassination of JFK: cui bono?
Oliver Stone's film JFK was the spark that lit my interest in all this. Before then I was weakly involved in left wing politics, protesting the war on Iraq in 1991, etc. The film JFK tries to pin the blame on the right wingers, rogue CIA and Cubans. The Executive Producer of JFK was Arnon Milchan. But it turns out that Milchan was an Israeli nuclear spy who was recruited by Shimon Peres! So, with LBJ being so pro-Israel and giving Israel all it wanted, including the bomb, of course Milchan would want all that kept out of a film on the assassination of JFK, wouldn't he?
But why did Dodgy Roger Stone keep away from it too?
Particularly when he and Infowar$ helped to elect Donald Trump as President, who claims that nobody loves and is more loyal to Israel than he is? And Trump appointing John "mentally unstable maniac" Bolton as National Security Adviser. And Trump moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem. And Trump bombing and building bases in Syria. And Trump handing Syria to the Saudis. And Trump manouvering for war on Iran to complete the plan for which 9/11 was executed.