A provocative deep dive into the JFK assassination and more with author Walter Herbst as we discuss his fascinating new book, It Did Not Start with JFK – The Decades of Events That Led to the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. This one is a real history lesson.

Walter Herbst, a retired licensed professional engineer and successful entrepreneur, has dedicated much of his life to uncovering the truth behind the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Across four decades of painstaking investigation in the assassination and related subjects, Herbst has studied over five hundred books and thousands of articles, archival materials, and online resources.

In his determination to discover why JFK had to die, Herbst came to understand the answer could be found in the decades that preceded JFK’s presidency. Delving ever deeper, his research expanded to include America’s role in assassinations and the overthrow of governments around the world.

It was an eye-opening experience, revealing a secret history of twentieth-century America hidden from all but those who take the time to uncover the truth.

He learned the United States had a chequered past that included rarely-exposed treasonous behavior on the part of the military and CIA, and their involvement with the military-industrial complex President Eisenhower warned about. As the first half of the twentieth century rolled on, fear of Communism and racial desegregation inspired the rise of the radical right and brought various factions together to spawn a fascist movement willing to embrace violence to pursue their common cause. This “Deep State” movement began vying for control of the U.S. government during FDR’s administration and became progressively more aggressive through each passing decade.

By the 1960 election, the radical right-wing fascist network would stop at nothing to preserve their interpretation of the American way of life. That assassination was the only option the conspirators would consider became “self-evident,” to coin a phrase from another president.

Walter Herbst’s training as an engineer instilled in him the value of critical thinking and deductive reasoning, which has served him well in his investigation to discover the cause and perpetrators behind JFK’s assassination. While it seemed those in charge believed the American people would be unable “to handle the truth” immediately following the assassination, close to sixty years have passed. The people of the United States deserve to know what happened.

Revealing that truth drove Herbst to write definitively on the assassination.

While future volumes will deal exclusively with the assassination of JFK, the roles played by Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby, and who was likely directly responsible for the crime of the century, it is essential to first provide context by examining the decades preceding JFK’s presidency. This is the central theme of his first work, the two-volume It Did Not Start with JFK – The Decades of Events That Led to the Assassination of John F. Kennedy from Sunbury Press.

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