Why JD Tippit Had to Die


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Why JD Tippit Had to Die

Copyright © December 29, 2013 Douglas W Jerving.
All Rights Reserved.

November 22, 1963, 12:30 pm. Dallas, Texas, USA.

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s limousine had just made the slow turn off of Houston Street and on to Elm Street and had crept past the Texas School Book Depository building. It had now come to a nearly complete stop; what any cop would call a “rolling stop” if he was issuing a citation. The pop of a fire-cracker went off, and in the next several seconds, as described by witnesses three to eight other “pops” attended it. President John F. Kennedy’s arms went up to his neck instinctively in self-defense. Seconds later his head exploded violently. His wife Jackie frantically scrambled over the back seat of the open limousine to retrieve the pieces of his skull.

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was declared dead at 1 pm CST. At that very moment Lyndon Baines Johnson became the new president of the United States of America. His official swearing in, a formality that could have taken place any time was performed at 2:38 pm CST, just after the corpse of the fallen leader was loaded on to Air Force One, along with the stunned and still in shock Mrs. (Jackie) Kennedy. Jackie stood side by side with Johnson, blood-stained and obviously mortified, while he took the oath of office. Soon after, Air Force One was in the air on its way to Washington DC.

A coup d’etat that William Shakespeare or even Machiavelli could never have imagined had now been made the reality of our own history. The assassination of John F. Kennedy ushered in the long-hidden and dark forces of a crypto- government that had lurked in the wings off-stage for many years, scheming to usurp the US political system. Their key player, Lyndon Johnson, despite the fact that he was intimately involved in the assassination plan before it took place (and not just as an accessory after the facts) was no more than a patsy. As was Lee Harvey Oswald, so was Lyndon Baines Johnson: a tool of the military-industrial conglomerate that President Eisenhower warned Americans about just prior to his exodus from public service.

At first Lee Harvey Oswald did not know he was being set up as the fall guy. He was likely waiting in the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD hereafter) for further directions from his higher-ups. He knew that something was in the works, but he had no idea the extent of it. When he was confronted by an officer of the law in the cafeteria of the TSBD, where he worked, he did not appear flustered, or out of breath. He was drinking a soft-drink on his lunch break. But Lee Harvey Oswald was keen enough to realize that whatever had just taken place two floors below on Elm Street was something he did not want to be associated with. It was in his best interests to leave the TSBD where he was employed and go “home”. He intuitively understood, after years of work for the Mob and the CIA that he was being set up. He slipped out quietly before anyone else could find and detain him.

Oswald went home to the boarding house he had been residing in since a recent falling out with his Russian wife Marina. He quickly went into his room, and then left again with a jacket that he zipped up according to his housekeeper Earlene Roberts. Some time later he was discovered in a movie house and taken into custody by Dallas police for the murder of one of Dallas’ finest: Officer J. D. Tippit. Apparently, in his attempt to escape justice Oswald was confronted on the street by Officer Tippit because he (Oswald) fit the description of the man fleeing the TSBD. (Earlene Roberts’ testimony never says that she saw Oswald with a gun as he left the boarding house.) Oswald purportedly shot Officer Tippit to death and then fled the scene. His later arrest at the movie house was not for the assassination of Kennedy, but for the murder of Officer J.D. Tippit.

According to the Warren Report Officer Tippit was killed by Oswald at 1:15 pm. Witnesses who have been ignored for the last 50 years, and who were ignored by the Warren Report say they saw two men, neither of whom fit Oswald’s description, fleeing the scene of the murder. Who were these men? And if neither of them was Oswald, then why did the murder of J.D.Tippit become the raison d’etre for implicating Oswald? What did the murder of Tippit have to do with Oswald, unless Oswald himself was Tippit’s murderer? If Oswald murdered Tippit then Oswald becomes the prime suspect in the assassination of JFK, since Tippit, we are told, stopped Oswald because he fit the description of the man leaving the TSBD some time after JFK’s assassination.

From the summary description above it “seems” an obvious conclusion that the Warren Report was correct: Oswald was at the TSBD at the time of the presidential assassination. Oswald fled the TSBD after the assassination. Officer Tippit stopped Oswald (or a look-a-like; there is no record as far as I know of what report Tippit was motivated by) because he fit the description of the person leaving the TSBD. Officer Tippit attempted to detain him and was subsequently murdered by him. Police later arrest Oswald for the murder of Tippit. Oswald is implicated as a primary suspect in the murder of President Kennedy because he was witnessed at the TSBD scene of the crime.

All convenient (a.k.a. “circumstantial”) evidence.

Butch Burroughs was an employee at the Texas Theatre when Oswald was arrested. He was on staff that same day. At approximately 1pm he heard someone enter the balcony section of the theatre, but he did not see who it was. One PM. At approximately 1:15 pm Burroughs sold a popcorn treat to Lee Harvey Oswald. One Fifteen PM. J.D. Tippit was murdered at 1:15 pm. One Fifteen PM. Oswald then moved down to the main floor of the auditorium, witnessed by Burroughs. 1

Thus, according to the testimony of the popcorn vender at the Texas Theatre Lee Harvey Oswald could not possibly have been the murderer of J.D. Tippit. Whoever the other two figures witnessed at the crime scene were, neither of them could have been Oswald. Oswald was eating popcorn at the Texas Theatre! Oswald did not kill J.D. Tippit.

If Tippit was not murdered by Oswald then Oswald cannot be implicated in the death of the president. In fact, this is the strongest proof I have found to date of a real conspiracy in the assassination of President Kennedy. None of this proves who the conspirators were, (there are plenty of others who have done that work), but it is clear that the assassination was not the work of a lone nut-job and certainly not Oswald. The evidence proves that Oswald was a patsy, and when he realized he was being set up to take the fall, he attempted to inconspicuously disappear. I think he knew his time was up; that the CIA that created him was now in the process of disposing of him.

J.D. Tippit was caught in the crossfire; he was a pawn like Oswald, used by shadows and disposed of by them when they were satisfied their dark plans were finalized. He was an easy and useful target for the creators of the coup. What better way to engage the Dallas Police Department in finding the “criminal” than for the real conspirators to kill a cop? (Cops are always diligent when it comes to their own!)

J.D. Tippit had to die. If not him then someone else, or someone else again. Only by his sacrificial death could a scapegoat be procured; a proof of the true and everlasting righteousness of the American way of life. A proof that our warlords and mongrel leaders really do know what is best for all of us. A proof that Imperial Rome is better than the Republic.

Now may all good Claudians partake of the poisoned mushrooms. Now may all die at the hands of the State, along with their fallen king.

But I, for one, will resist.


1 Peter Janney, Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision For World Peace, Skyhorse Publishing, 2012. Endnotes to chapter 11, note 1, pp. 475-6.


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