Last week, June 5, was the sad anniversary of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. As with the assassination of his brother, I watched it happen. I was visiting my youngest sister,k and she was awake nursing one of her sons, while I was up late helping her tend to the others. Then the announcement came on TV that he had been shot, and then they played his last address to his supporters packed into the ballroom of the hotel. I was eleven years old, but I remember the feeling, because like many boys my age, with the age of eighteen fast approaching, and no end in sight to Mr. Johnson's war in Vietnam, I was hoping, like many others my age, that Mr. Kennedy would win. He and Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota were running on an anti-war fix-American-first platform. Johnson's Vice President, Hubert Humphrey, and his Republican opponent, Richard Nixon, represented "more of the same" behind all their rhetoric.
I remember, too, how Senator Kennedy so eloquently handled the announcement in Indianapolis to a large crowd of white and black people that Dr. Martin Luther King had just been assassinated in Memphis. Nothing about his announcement was scripted. It was moving, from the heart, and included a from-memory quotation from Aeschylus. It was, in a way few political announcements have ever been, genuine. As a popular RFK documentary aptly put it, we were listening to Robert Kennedy himself, not his speechwriters, not his handlers, not his press advisor. We were hearing the man himself, as he really was.
I do not know if Senator Kennedy could have or would have delivered on all his promises, but I strongly suspect that he would have at least tried.
Which makes the recent stories about his assassination - and the admissions, even in the lamestream corporate controlled media, that there is something dramatically wrong with the standard narrative - even more interesting. One regular reader here even sent me an article that ran about it in the Washington Post, which admitted as much but which, unfortunately, I was not able to read because I am not a subscriber. No matter, the real point, as that individual put it in his email, was why any lamestream media outlet would admit, now after all these years with the Senator's convicted assassin still in a California prison serving out a life sentence, that there are problems in the narratives? This individual expressed his opinion that it was a limited hangout position.
Indeed, I suspect the same.
And this article shared by Mr. V.T. pretty well sums up the reasons for my suspicions:
This article, as will be noted by the reader, spends a great deal of time with the infamous "girl in the polka dot dress", whom convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan maintains he was with, for a brief few minutes, in the kitchen of the ambassador hotel, shortly before lunging at Senator Kennedy from the front, and somehow managing to shoot him from behind his right ear. This is not to say Sirhan was not involved, but as many believe - including this author - his involvement and his strange behavior that night and afterwards makes him one of America's most-well known and prime candidates for a "Manchurian Candidate", a mind-controlled assassin, or in this case as is probably more likely, a mind-controlled patsy.
So where's the high octane speculation in all this?
While I've never written about "The Three Assassinations" - President Kennedy, Dr. King, and Senator Kennedy - before, I have always suspected that each of these three murders were linked, and linked in an unusual way. Members of the King, family, for example, have expressed doubts from time to time about the official narrative of Dr. King, and even challenged the idea that James Earl Ray was the assassin at all. Ray's behavior after the assassination is... well, peculiar, with him flying around and finally being apprehended in Heathrow airport by British authorities. Ray waived his right to a jury trial, confessed to the murder, was convicted, but later recanted his confession. His prior criminal background notwithstanding, Ray was an exceedingly well-traveled fellow, the sort of well-travelled fellow that one would associated with international crime, or espionage. Ray, of course, as already died.
With the JFK assassination, so much has been written that to review it here would consume much time, and most, I suspect, are already familiar with the problems in the "official narrative(s)", the Warren Report, and the later Committee on Assassinations report, both of which managed to ignore a similar "well-traveled pattern" in the alleged assassin Leo Harvey Oswald, and an even more important detail about Jack Ruby, and his bizarre behavior before, and then after, hearing about Oswald's death after he had shot him on national tv. Some have assumed that Ruby's relaxed behavior after he was told of Oswald's death - and his pending first degree murder charge - was because Ruby had been threatened and pressured to execute Oswald. He relaxed because the announcement meant that he had succeeded. Others - this author included - had speculated that some form of mind control technology was involved in Ruby's case.
With Sirhan Sirhan, this mind control Manchurian Candidate possibility is too hard to ignore; there are simply too many indicators, including the girl in the polka dot dress herself, whose apparel could have functioned as a trigger in a post-hypnotic suggestion. Sirhan steps forward, and plays out his role, while others probably did the deed.
And that, I argue, as why we need a long and hard look at the whole case, including Mr. Sirhan, who is still alive, again.
See you on the flip side...