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listopencil 03-18-2013 06:46 PM

Tapes Reveal LBJ Knew But Never Spoke Out About Nixon's 'Treason'
 
Connor Simpson 13,980 Views Mar 16, 2013
Rumors and whispers of Richard Nixon's 'treason' -- sabotaging Vietnam peace talks to help his Presidential campaign -- have floated around for years, but newly released tapes from Lyndon Johnson's Presidency confirm that LBJ knew about Nixon's behaviour and didn't bother to report it.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/natio...treason/63188/

KILLER_CLOWN 03-18-2013 06:51 PM

This is new information.

go bowe 03-18-2013 07:11 PM

Nooooooooooooooo, nixon wouldn't have done such a thing...

Prison Bitch 03-18-2013 07:17 PM

I'm a lot more interested in knowing what LBJ was aware of during the outrageous murder of our leader in Dallas.

FishingRod 03-19-2013 08:52 AM

I find LBJ a completely fascinating individual. If I had to choose between he and Nixon as the meaner, nastier more dishonest person, I’d have to give LBJ the win .

listopencil 03-19-2013 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by FishingRod (Post 9513205)
I find LBJ a completely fascinating individual. If I had to choose between he and Nixon as the meaner, nastier more dishonest person, Id have to give LBJ the win .

Yeah. Nixon was just the epitome of what is wrong with politicians, LBJ seemed more like a truly bad person.

Garcia Bronco 03-19-2013 10:09 AM

Both of them are trash.

gblowfish 03-19-2013 11:50 AM

LBJ and Nixon were both in Dallas the day JFK was assassinated. Both of these guys were evil. More than half of the Vietnam combat deaths happened from 1968 to 1975, so to think this could have been avoided is maddening. Reagan did the same traitorous thing with the Iran Embassy Hostages. He made an "October Surprise" deal with the Iranians to hold them until after the 1980 election. The hostages were freed the same day Reagan was inaugurated, and he secretly sold them arms afterwards. Nice guy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October...spiracy_theory

KILLER_CLOWN 03-19-2013 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco (Post 9513432)
Both of them are trash.

Yup, pretty much.

FishingRod 03-19-2013 12:31 PM

So if Nixon was guilty of Treason what would the Charge for LBJ and staff for covering up Treason? I find it very hard to believe LBJ would not take any opportunity to hurt a political enemy of his. Any opportunity.

Ace Gunner 03-19-2013 01:13 PM

read more at: The Nixon Library

gblowfish 03-19-2013 01:30 PM

Good overview of the story is here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-treason.html
LBJ wouldn't divulge how he learned about Nixon's torpedoing the peace talks, because:
1) He learned about it with secret FBI Wiretapes on the South Vietnamese Ambassador's phone.
2) He had already said he was not running for re-election. It affected Humphrey, not LBJ.
3) Nixon could have spilled the beans about LBJ's complicity in the JFK Assassination in Dallas.

Dirty, dirty business. The 1960's was a very dirty political era in all shapes and forms.

cosmo20002 03-19-2013 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by gblowfish (Post 9513945)
Good overview of the story is here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-treason.html
LBJ wouldn't divulge how he learned about Nixon's torpedoing the peace talks, because:
1) He learned about it with secret FBI Wiretapes on the South Vietnamese Ambassador's phone.
2) He had already said he was not running for re-election. It affected Humphrey, not LBJ.
3) Nixon could have spilled the beans about LBJ's complicity in the JFK Assassination in Dallas.

Dirty, dirty business. The 1960's was a very dirty political era in all shapes and forms.

#3 is bullshit.

Sannyasi 03-19-2013 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by gblowfish (Post 9513699)
LBJ and Nixon were both in Dallas the day JFK was assassinated. Both of these guys were evil. More than half of the Vietnam combat deaths happened from 1968 to 1975, so to think this could have been avoided is maddening. Reagan did the same traitorous thing with the Iran Embassy Hostages. He made an "October Surprise" deal with the Iranians to hold them until after the 1980 election. The hostages were freed the same day Reagan was inaugurated, and he secretly sold them arms afterwards. Nice guy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October...spiracy_theory

Think of the Vietnam Memorial, then think of how many names on that wall Nixon and Kissinger are directly responsible for. Its one of the saddest eras of our country's history.

cosmo20002 03-19-2013 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gblowfish (Post 9513699)
LBJ and Nixon were both in Dallas the day JFK was assassinated. Both of these guys were evil. More than half of the Vietnam combat deaths happened from 1968 to 1975, so to think this could have been avoided is maddening. Reagan did the same traitorous thing with the Iran Embassy Hostages. He made an "October Surprise" deal with the Iranians to hold them until after the 1980 election. The hostages were freed the same day Reagan was inaugurated, and he secretly sold them arms afterwards. Nice guy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October...spiracy_theory

So they were both in on it? Or just one? Which one? Ridiculous.


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