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On December 9, 1958, the John Birch Society was founded by manufacturer Robert Welch.

The John Birch Society,an ultra-conservative, anti-Communist organization, was named after an American intelligence officer who was killed by Communists in China in 1945.

                  Robert Welch 

Welch would go on to charge that FDR, Harry S Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower and JFK all actively aided the Communist conspiracy. 

The John Birch Society also opposed the Civil Rights Movement, US aid to foreign countries, and the United Nations.

In April 1961, Major General Edwin Walker, commander of the U.S. 24th Infantry in Europe & stationed in West Germany, was accused of indoctrinating his troops with right-wing literature from the John Birch Society.  

JFK relieved him of his position.  

Walker came back home to become a leading figure in the “fight against the liberal establishment.”  His home was in Dallas, Texas where Walker made an unsuccessful run for Governor. 

John Connally, who was later wounded in the assassination of JFK, was elected.

        Major General Edwin Walker
On April 10, 1963, at 9 p.m., a shot was fired into Walker’s home in Dallas. 

Walker, who was sitting at his desk on the first floor working on income tax records, was hit in the arm by “slivers” from bullet, wood or glass.  

Although the shooting remained unsolved at the time of the JFK assassination, the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald had attempted to shoot Walker.  

They claimed that bullet fragments from the Walker & JFK shootings match the bullets fired from the Oswald “Manlicher-Carcano” rifle.*

               Edwin Walker’s Home 

*If Oswald was the one who shot at Walker, we are left to wonder why he would first try to kill an individual from the right-wing, opposed to civil rights and the UN, and then a few months later would be charged with assassinating a President who some consider of the left-wing who supported civil rights and the UN.

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