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I dreamed last night that the assassination of JFK was a Mossad led coup d'etat which ultimately led to the USA becoming an Israeli vassal state. How silly of me.
Let's talk about Lyndon B. Johnson aka LBJ

LBJ was born in 1908

In 1937 he became a US congressman

Because of his religious upbringing LBJ always had a deep love and commitment to the Jewish people

In 1938 LBJ led a covert operation to secretly bring 100s of Jews into America
The state of Israel declared its independence in 1948

It might surprise people but the USA and Israel were not always closest allies

In the 1950s the USA under president Eisenhower condemned Israel on several occations for its continued violence against its arab neighbors
In the 1950s the United States under Eisenhower stood with the Arab world against Israel.
By the 1950s LBJ had become a senator and had risen to Senate Majority Leader. Number three in national command

As Majority leader LBJ supported Israel and used what pressures he could to oppose Eisenhower's Israeli policies
In 1956 when Israel invaded Egypt, Eisenhower intervened politically to halt the fighting and have Israel pull back its forces.
During the Suez Crisis LBJ once again sided with Israel and used his political influence to force Eisenhower into withdrawing his threat of sanctions.
In 1960, as the Eisenhower presidency was drawing to a close, US officials learned that Israel was developing nuclear weapons at the Dimona facility. The US was opposed to Israeli nuclear developement and demanded to be allowed inspections.
In 1960 JFK was elected pres

Lyndon Johnson was JFK's vice pres

Kennedy had inherited the Dimone nuclear facility problem. By 1961 the subject of the Israeli nuclear program had developed into a war of words between JFK and Israeli PM Ben Gurion

This was hidden from the public
By 1963 the Dimona nuclear dispute had developed into a stand off between JFK and Ben Gurion.

Ben Gurion believed Israels survival depended on nuclear weapons.

JFK gave a catagorical NO. The US wanted inspections.
In November of 1963 JFK was assassinated.

Lyndon B. Johnson aka LBJ, his vice president, was quickly sworn in as president.
With LBJ in as president Israel truly had a friend in the Whitehouse

A gift from God for his chosen people

The US quickly abandoned its pressure on Israel to discontinue its nuclear program. Weapons sales to Israel increased

And the US and Israel became closest allies
For the record I actually don't think LBJ knew about it. It wasn't necessary. They knew LBJ was a true believer. Getting him in the Whitehouse was mana from heaven.
I've read that historians say that the last time the United States had a totally independent Middle East policy was under Eisenhower.

That's wrong. The last time the United States had an independent ME policy was under JFK.

And he got shot.
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