Dr. William Pepper and Andrew Kreig
(June 6, 2018)
Robert Kennedy was shot on June 5 and died June 6, 1968, fifty years ago today. A new examination of evidence is forcing human rights organizations — including the OAS— to consider probing the case.
Recent news about Robert F. Kennedy’s fatal shooting sharpens the challenge for human rights organizations in how to address the shocking justice issues raised by the continued imprisonment of RFK’s convicted slayer Sirhan Sirhan.
Reporters and researchers have recently shown the disturbing pattern of suppressed evidence and other legal irregularities that led to Sirhan’s 1969 murder conviction after his scanty defense at trial.
On Sunday, May 26, The Washington Post published a front-page story by Tom Jackman headlined Who killed Bobby Kennedy? His son RFK Jr. doesn’t believe it was Sirhan Sirhan.
The report constituted a breakthrough for a mainstream news organization, particularly because the article extensively examined scientific and other evidence supporting Sirhan’s innocence.
The official story is that Sirhan was a Kennedy-hating killer who acted alone to kill the senator at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles following RFK’s speech thanking his supporters for victory in the 1968 California Democratic presidential primary.
More than any other mainstream media journalist, the Post’s Jackman delved in depth into the evidence in both that first story and in a follow up on June 4, Was Sirhan Hypnotically Programmed to Assassinate RFK? Jackman, while presenting diverse views in a professional manner, clearly showed anyone with an open mind that important evidence has been withheld and that Sirhan may well have been a victim of CIA MK Ultra mind control efforts with the goal of setting Sirhan up to be a patsy through the use of hypnosis and chemicals.
Many other researchers such as filmmaker, author and professor Shane O’Sullivan have shown that Sirhan’s role was to perform a distraction so that the real assassin could do his work and put three bullets into RFK’s body at much closer range while Sirhan was always three to five feet in from of the senator, according to eye witnesses.
It is now up to human rights organizations to step up to the challenge of confronting evidence that the United States and its vaunted legal system may have wrongfully convicted on murder charges and kept imprisoned in near solitary confinement a defendant in one of the most notorious U.S. murders in modern times.
2 thought on “RFK Assassination: Urgent Call For New Inquiry”
Having just passed the 50th anniversary of the RFK assassination, I found myself wondering about the identity of the “girl in the polka dot dress” whom Sirhan claims to have spent the day with. Was she an operative who helped position the patsy Sirhan to distract from the real assassins? What have researchers been able to discover about her real identity? Here are two well informed discussions which reach different conclusions:
We know from the work of Dr. William Pepper that the FBI played a central role in the murder of MLK in April of 1968. Hoover’s deputy and boyfriend Clyde Tolson brought cash in paper bags to pay for Ray’s escape from prison, and for the cooperation of the Dixie mob and those close to King, most notably Jesse Jackson (who had King moved upstairs to the balcony room at the Loraine Motel).
The FBI and LAPD took control of the RFK murder scene destroying evidence and confiscating the photos of 15 year old Scott Eynart who was the only photographer to capture the actual shooting on film. Eynart’s photos would have shown conclusively who shot RFK. A reporter for the LA TV station KNXT, Don Schulman claimed to have seen a caucasian gentleman shoot RFK three times. He later claimed that RFK’s bodyguard Caesar was not the shooter he saw, though he did see Caesar fire his gun in the direction of Sirhan. Kennedy did grab Caesar’s clip on tie during the shooting which can be seen in the iconic photo of RFK on the floor. Did Caesar allow someone to slip between himself and RFK to fire the fatal shots at point blank range? Was that person the polka dot girl’s boyfriend seen fleeing the murder scene with her?
The couple identified in the Carl Wernerhoff article linked above were involved with far right groups during the time of RFK’s murder. This fits a pattern seen in all three high profile assassinations during this time period. Jack Ruby claimed to have been blackmailed into killing Oswald by someone connected to the John Birch society (general Walker). He later lamented that the world would blame “his people” for JFK’s murder. He insisted on taking a lie detector test to prove he was telling the truth.
If the girl in the polka dot dress was heard boasting about killing RFK on the night of his assassination, wouldn’t the FBI have wanted her and her companion dead asap? Kathy Ainsworth and her boyfriend Tom Terrants were ambushed several months after the RFK assassination. But why was the Anti Defamation League involved in setting the trap that was meant to silence both of them? Wouldn’t it have been more useful to law enforcement if the couple had been apprehended and interrogated? Was the ADL involved in setting up both the patsy and the actual murderers of RFK? It was in fact Frank Mankiewicz, an RFK campaign publicist and the former publicist for the ADL of B’nai B’rith in LA who changed the planned exit route and led the senator toward the ambush in the kitchen pantry. A disgruntled Palestinian and a couple devoted to far right ideology would have been the perfect decoys to disguise the involvement of the ADL. What does this suggest about the identity of the real conspirators involved in the murders of JFK, RFK, and John John, the force behind the so called “Kennedy Curse”?
Here is an in depth look at the connections between Israel and those involved in both the JFK and the RFK assassinations by Laurent Guyenot:
While Jack Ruby did suggest in testimony to Earl Warren that someone connected to the John Birch society had blackmailed him into killing Oswald; Ruby to Warren: “And I know our wonderful President, Lyndon Johnson, as soon as he was the President of his country, he appointed you as head of this group. But through certain falsehoods that have been said about me to other people, the John Birch Society, I am as good as guilty as the accused assassin of President Kennedy…”, Ruby later changed his story implying that Johnson himself was behind the assassination:
Ruby made this statement after his hopes for a presidential pardon had evaporated.