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About Walter Herbst
Author Walter Herbst brings four decades of intensive, comprehensive research to uncovering the truth behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including an analysis of how the manipulations of misguided patriots in the military-industrial complex and intelligence community led inevitably to the events in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.
As a retired engineer and successful entrepreneur, Herbst’s well-honed critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills perfectly serve his life-long passion for the mystery of the JFK assassination. His two-volume debut is the first fruit of that dedication to the truth. "It Did Not Start With JFK - The Decades of Events That Lead to the Assassination of John F. Kennedy" shines the spotlight on decades of machinations by politicians, generals, and spies that set the stage for the crime of the century.
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Why have historians treated the assassination of JFK as if it occurred in a vacuum?
Within twenty-six months of John F. Kennedy’s murder, there were fifteen attempted assassinations and government overthrows of leftist leaders and regimes throughout the world. All were perpetrated by right-wing anti-Communists.
A right-wing, anti-Communist movement emerged with the election of Franklin Roosevelt and grew with each passing decade. It consisted of military, intelligence members, and business leaders who looked to change America's progressive direction. The military even resorted to treason, as many believed their duty was to obey the Constitution, not the President. They later turned their sights on JFK.
During the 1950s, the civil rights movement threatened an American way of life the right-wing wanted to preserve. It brought racist anti-Communist groups in Dallas and New Orleans together with ex-military generals, business leaders, and white nationalists with one goal in mind - overthrow the US government.
One of their members? A young Lee Harvey Oswald.
In It Did Not Start with JFK, author and researcher Walter Herbst examines the decades before Kennedy’s presidency and how understanding the “why” behind this right-wing group’s interest in removing Kennedy from power is the key to unraveling the assassination riddle. And once "why" is understood, who was responsible becomes clear.
Why did Lee Harvey Oswald ask for the only attorney in America who had represented someone who tried to take over the U.S. government?
And why did President Eisenhower warn the nation about a Military-Industrial Complex in his last televised address as President?
During the Cold War, the United States looked to curtail the spread of communism by the Soviet Union. “Massive Retaliation” defined U.S. foreign policy. A perpetual war machine was created, made up of major defense contractors and right-wing military generals, whose motivation was greed and to prepare the nation for war.
The threat of nuclear holocaust allowed the CIA to grow out of control. They engaged in drug experimentation on innocents, assassinations, and used Mafia drug money to secretly fund their most heinous operations.
Not everyone agreed with this. Generals resigned in protest, and there was concern of a possible military government takeover. With Kennedy in office, they would resort to assassination.
Despite his Marxist views, young Lee Harvey Oswald associated with Fascists and shared their right-wing ideology. There is physical evidence that Marine Oswald’s defection to the Soviet Union in 1959 was a CIA operation to make it seem he died in Russia. A Soviet “sleeper agent” returned to the U.S., who could blame for any crime.
Seventeen months later, JFK was assassinated. Coincidence or conspiracy?