Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Robert F. Kennedy - 50 years after his assassination. What can truthers learn from his life...and death

Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Assassinated in June, 1968



Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of Robert F. Kennedy, brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, Senator from New York, candidate for the Presidency at the time of his assassination on June 5, 1968.

Many mainstream media outlets and some alternative bloggers have written about RFK lately and I will include some of these links in my own remembrances here.

Just as I and many others remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard JFK had been assassinated in Texas, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I first heard that Robert Kennedy had been killed.  It was early in the morning and I was riding a bus on the way to work.  I had gone to bed the evening before having seen RFK speaking on the nightly news.  He had delivered a victory speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Las Angeles, having just won the California primary on the race to the Presidency of the United States.  I was very satisfied with his victory and with the way his candidacy was going.  Being a great Kennedy supporter, I had been watching the race with great interest.  In a way, Robert running for the presidency was a relief from the lingering grief that I and others still felt over the assassination of his brother five years before.  We thought, "Well, if he could pick himself up and carry on and make such an effort...who am I to sit and mope?"  So I had gone to bed energized and looking forward to reading more about RFK's victory in the paper the next day.

Well, the next day as I say, I was riding the bus on my way out to my job at the Business Administration Faculty at the University of British Columbia.  I was the administrative co-ordinator of a correspondence course.  The bus had entered a "loop" just outside the University gates and was taking on passengers.  A passenger got on and sat in front of me and opened a newspaper.  I read the headlines over his shoulder:  "Robert Kennedy Shot Dead!" or some similar headline.  I literally could not believe my eyes.  Simultaneously, others also saw the headline and we all dropped our jaws in shock.  There was general muttering of words of anger, shock, sorrow and grief amongst the passengers.  And then began a long week or perhaps month of non-stop grief and anger...watching the TV 24/7...reading the newspapers...talking with others.  After the deaths of JFK and the very recent death of Martin Luther King just months previous, it was like a deep wound had been scraped open again by a very blunt weapon.  We didn't even know about post traumatic stress syndrome then but we were all feeling it.

As an Irish Catholic child of an immigrant family, I might have felt the grief more personally than others.  My own family was a poorer, mirror image of the Kennedy family.  Nine children brought up by a strict mother in the Catholic faith.  We closely identified with the Kennedy children of Rose and Joseph Kennedy.  My mother, in fact, had written to Robert Kennedy some months before his death and contributed a small amount to one of the charities he supported for civil rights in the American deep south.  The letter she received from RFK in response hung prominently and proudly on the hallway of our family' home for years.  Now it's hanging proudly in my hallway.  A photo of Robert F. Kennedy's "thank you" letter to my mother is copied below:



Letter written to my mother by 
Robert F. Kennedy
three months before he was murdered

The last two sentences of the letter are particularly poignant.  "...Again, I was most grateful for your letter and for your very kind remarks.  I hope you will feel free to stay in touch with me about matters of mutual concern as the months pass."  Three short months from the date of that letter,  Robert Kennedy was dead.

But as powerful and as deep the grief felt by those who supported the Kennedys and what they stood for was...none of us ever dreamed that they were murdered by rogue elements within their own country.  This is the amazing truth about those times.  We were all so naïve.  "They" could kill not one, not two, but three of the most prominent leaders in the US and virtually nobody ever put the dots together.

We all accepted the "lone gunmen" theories put out by the mainstream media.  No doubt there were doubters from the very outset of the serial assassinations that took place in the l960's [like New Orleans D.A. Jim Garrison]...but they had NO voice and we didn't know about their existence...until many decades later.  Besides...we were all caught up and distracted by the "Apollo Missions To the Mooooooooooon", the Vietnam war and the counter-culture movement of the 60's..."women's liberation" and the "drug culture", LSD, marijuana.  We were young and we were immersed  in our careers, our relationships...our popular culture, rock bands, blockbuster movies, bestseller books.  It was all very distracting.

When we finally woke up...in the 90's and early 2000's....prosaically, it was probably related to the normal aging process. Our families were grown, our careers winding down.  We started to notice patterns more.  We started to see themes and memes in society.  We started connecting the dots.  A few more assassinations took place.  Like Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone as a big example.  This senator was a crucial vote in the US Senate and wielded a lot of power.  He didn't go along with the neocons. Wellstone died in a mysterious "plane crash".  We started looking at his death and the death of ....wait for it...the only son of John F Kennedy...JFK Jr.  also in a mysterious plane crash.  The bile began to rise in our throats.

Then came 9/11.  Not a bridge but.... a monstrous act too far.  The dam of "head in the sand" avoidance was finally breeched. The pent-up log jam of all the years of lies, crimes and corruption burst.  We were suddenly flooded with a horrific, slimy, noxious truth.  All the innocents of 9/11 AND all these men, our heroes...had been murdered in cold blood--by the same cabal of MosCIAd/Israeli-based thugs and traitors.  Here is what Stephen Lendman,  had to say recently: 

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Sirhan Sirhan DID NOT Kill Bobby Kennedy!
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Bobby Kennedy, brother Jack, and Martin Luther King were victims of state-sponsored terrorism – Sirhan, Lee Harvey Oswald, and James Earl Ray falsely blamed for assassinations they had nothing to do with.
June 5 marks the 50th anniversary of RFK’s state-sponsored murder. Sirhan was set up as a convenient patsy, the same way Oswald and Ray were used. Despite convincing evidence of his innocence, Sirhan was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death, three years later commuted to life in prison. Official accounts of the JFK, RFK and MLK killings suppressed key facts.James Fetzer’s earlier article titled “JFK and RFK: The Plots that Killed Them, The Patsies that Didn’t” explained the following:

“We are looking at staged events that fit into a recurrent pattern in US and world history where innocent individuals (or ‘patsies’) are baited and framed for cover-up purposes,” adding:

Elimination RFK was “in part intended to prevent a reinvestigation into his brother’s death…The assassinations of RFK and JFK were both (state-sponsored) conspiracies.” “Both involved the destruction of evidence. Both involved the fabrication of evidence. Both involved framing their patsies.”

“Both involved complicity by local officials. Both involved planning by the CIA. Both were used to deny the American people (their) right to be governed by leaders of their own choosing.”

In 1968, RFK was virtually assured to be Democrat party nominee for president, favored to defeat Richard Nixon in November – an intolerable prospect for US dark forces, why Bobby had to be eliminated.

Fetzer explained RFK was struck multiple times by lethal gunfire. Sirhan’s gun was the wrong caliber. One bullet wound was “about 1.5 inches…behind (Bobby’s) right ear.”

Sirhan was never that close – “in front of him,” not behind. Autopsy results showed Bobby was struck by four bullets “fired from behind at upward angles…five others close to him…wounded by separate shots…as many as 13 fired.”

The LAPD was complicit in the assassination, suppressing and destroying evidence.

Autopsy results clearly proved Sirhan’s innocence. Security guard Eugene Cesar stood right behind Bobby with a drawn gun of the same caliber as the murder weapon. It was never examined, nor was he considered a suspect or charged.

In January 2010, prison teacher Gerald Reynolds interviewed Sirhan (now in his mid-70s) – imprisoned for half a century, his life destroyed for a crime he didn’t commit.

Reynolds: “Did you do it?”

Sirhan: “Did I do what?’

Reynolds: “You know.”

Sirhan: “What do you want to know?”

Reynolds: “Did you kill Robert F. Kennedy?”

Sirhan: “No, I did NOT kill Robert F. Kennedy!”

Reynolds: “I know you didn’t.”

Sirhan: “How do you know?”

Reynolds said he studied details of the case, learned RFK was killed at point blank range by a bullet to the back of his head, explaining: “The real assassin appears to be Kennedy’s 26 year old Ace Security Company bodyguard…Thane Eugene Cesar.” “At least one eye witness claims to have seen Cesar with a smoking gun in his hand immediately after Kennedy fell to the floor.”

“An audio recording made during the assassination indicates that there were at least 11 shots fired (perhaps more) from possibly three different guns.” “The conclusion is that Kennedy was shot three times from behind with a fourth bullet passing through his suit coat. The fact that you (Sirhan) were standing in front of Kennedy is undisputed…”   (T)he coroner’s report (said) not one bullet entered Robert F. Kennedy from the front of his body.”
Sirhan: “Oh my! I knew this morning when I woke up that God was telling me he had something great in store for me today and this is it! God has sent you to me…Thank goodness somebody else knows.” Sirhan stressed “they stole his life…(He’s) been rotting in that stinking prison…for nothing…The bastards stole my life. I have been denied parole 13 times.”

It’s now 15 times. US dark forces intend letting him die in prison – parole panel members saying he failed to show remorse or understand the enormity of his crime (sic) used as a convenient pretext to let him rot behind bars.

In March 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied Sirhan’s right to appeal, ending his hopes for a new trial, his only chance to prove he had nothing to do with killing RFK.

That’s an indisputable fact!

Follow any new developments in his case at sirhansirhan.com.
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Greencrow says:  In the early 2000's heyday of The Internet [before the Google/Facebook censors] it was flooded with facts and evidence about all the political murders of the 1960's...including the public, cold-blooded assassination of Robert Kennedy by the Jewish/Israeli infiltrated CIA. When you look back on it now...how stupid were we to not see through the tissue paper thin "official story"--that RFK was shot from in front by a Palestinian kitchen worker....when, even back the day of the assassination...we were TOLD that RFK was killed by a shot behind the ear!  It's like they were laughing at us behind our backs for our naïve stupidity...toying with us by laying the evidence right out in the open.

Over the course of decades since the assassinations, I've often wondered what the Kennedy family, siblings, children and grandchildren must be thinking about all the damning evidence of the multiple murders of their brothers and parents.  There has been and is a deep, dark and fearful silence emanating from that family.  Of course they knew and know.  But they had been threatened subtly and not so subtly that, if they spoke out and/or if...like Bobby...they tried to win public office with the thought of re-opening an investigation...they, or their children, would end up exactly like him.  Sadly, JFK Jr. did exactly that. He apparently wanted to look into his father's death and was about to announce his candidacy for a New York Senate Seat that Hilary Clinton had her eye on--when coincidentally...JFK Jr., his wife and her sister... all ended up dead in the waters off Martha's vineyard.  So, of course the Kennedy Family has shut up.

Until, just the other day.  Bobby's son, RFK Jr., finally spoke out and said he did not believe the official version.  He believes the commonly accepted version that a second gunman had killed his father.  What will the fall-out be from his declaration at this point in time?  It will likely be no more than a footnote in the history books.  First, the M$M was quick to "divide and conquer" by immediately publishing a report that said some of  RFK Jr's siblings do not share his opinion.  There is a LOT of fear in that family...that can be stoked...and who can blame them!?  Secondly, there is no judicial process available to "hang" RFK Jr., accusation on.  More about that in a moment.

What is and will be the lasting legacy of Robert F Kennedy?  IMO, he has and will come to epitomize a time in the history of America when there were leaders who actually referred back to the people for their democratic mandate.  A President Robert F. Kennedy would never have made the glaring "political/military errors" of a "dubya", an "Obomber" or a "Trump".  His appointees would have been genuine leaders, first class thinkers and idea initiators...not mere "hammers looking for a nail" like John Bolton.  Bobby Kennedy was as different from those three "leaders" as day is to night.  He, his brother Jack and Martin Luther King were all populists...like today's Putin.  They got their power from public support and in a "Democracy" that is the most potent political power there is.  That's why the M$M and neocon pundits keep denigrating "populist" leaders.  The neocon, globalist Ziofascist perp cabal absolutely hate populist leaders like Jack, Bobby and Martin...literally "to death"...because populist leaders don't owe the perps anything...and therefore cannot be controlled.

Finally, what can we, as truthers, learn about Bobby's death?  A lot!  We can realize that the most audacious, most unbelievable acts...like shooting a popular politician in cold blood, in a public setting, surrounded by a crowd of supporters... can be easily gotten away with...when the law enforcement, the judicial system, the "Fifth Estate" aka the mainstream media AND the political system have become corrupted.  This is the status quo in America today.  There IS NO functional law enforcement, judicial system, investigative media or governmental accountability to the public in Amerika...it is all rotten to the core.  So, there will be no more Bobby Kennedy's to kill....Under the current "occupation" by the Deep State cabal...leaders like him will never even make it to the podium of an "Ambassador Hotel" victory party...never mind to the "kitchen".  Another thing we know is that even though we truthers are "awoke"...95% of the Western population are still fast asleep sheeple.  Which is an improvement from what existed at the time Bobby Kennedy was murdered.  Back in June of 1968...there was 99% sheeple in the population.  And I was included in that sad statistic.

RIP Bobby....Yours is the smiling face of a bygone [lost?  stolen?] America!

"Ethel" A Documentary about Ethel Kennedy
and The Robert F. Kennedy family -
Bobby's children Remembering Him

A commenter on this blog suggested that I watch the video above.  It is highly recommended, especially for those too young to remember Robert Kennedy...to see what kind of a man he was...so different from how he and his brother Jack have been posthumously portrayed in the Jewish-owned press and Hollywood.

Christopher Bollyn has written about the similarities between the assassinations of RFK and JFK and the 9/11 atrocity HERE.

11 comments:

james@wpc said...

Hi Greencrow,
Have you seen the 1974 movie, The Parallax View? Its about the assassination of a US Senator using a patsy.

greencrow said...

Hi James:

I haven't seen the movie, but just watched the trailer. Noted that the producers/directors are typical for Hollywood. That's why I can barely watch movies anymore. The people behind the made-up stories in the movies are the same types behind "fake news" and the lies behind the State perpetrated murders that were discussed in the post.

Even "JFK" the movie by Oliver Stone was, at best, a "limited hangout".

Anonymous said...

Here is a documentary called Ethel
Her daughter interviews her and also all the family members
So cute
They call them mommy and daddy
Yep,as adults
The whole film is mommy and daddy
But if this man interested you
Then listen to the family and mommy Skakel tell you all about there life
Funny,not really funny but a Skakel is accused of killing a girl at the time
In this video she brags about there way of life
Basically a confession of guilt in my opinion
I remember watching this when it came out and I watched the whole thing
Anyone interested in this family??
Then please watch
Very interesting
Mommy is strong
Enjoy
I did

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mglb4azyXpU

greencrow said...

Thanks for the link, Anon...I have added it to the bottom of the post. It's great.

Anonymous said...

GC: Add my name to those who remember the Kennedys with fondness and the idealism of a bygone time. the place where I grew up in New England practically nominated JFK for sainthood after the assassination.

Those born far after the multiple assassinations might find it hard to believe how loved the President was. That December, the mourning was so deep that even in NYC, and elsewhere in NE there were no Christmas lights. Men wore black armbands over their suit jackets. My aunt had written a sympathy letter to Jackie and received a prompt response on black bordered Crane stationery. Today, people have their faces in smart phones, inundated by nonsense, depravity, and fakery and have no concept of mourning, let alone real love.

They do not recall the inaugural address that lifted the world's hopes, as their attention span is not long enough.

As you stated, RFK reignited hope of a better world, as people were actually beginning to see(at least the non-brainwashed ones) the corruption in the world.

Much more to say...

I am glad to see that you have put this out there for those not old enough to remember.

Laskarina

Penny said...

Greencrow- watch the Parallax view.. You won't be disappointed.
I enjoyed it. And I mostly don't like any movies

Anonymous said...

https://www.unz.com/article/did-israel-kill-the-kennedies/

Long read but captivated with the connection of dots and pieces that I held which caused me to disconnect really. Just like the truth of the holohoax...this holds the same. Not to mention the understanding given that this was THE precursor to 9/11 and what has followed. So many many years of blindness and deafness because of propaganda. It is not only liberation but vexation when being delivered by truth. This piece was written by Laurent Guyenot.
['John had been assassinated four and a half years before Robert. Had he survived, he would certainly have been president until 1968. Instead, his vice-president Lyndon Johnson took over the White House in 1963, and became so unpopular that he retired in 1968. Interestingly, Johnson became president the very day of John’s death, and ended his term a few months after Robert’s death. He was in power at the time of both investigations.

And both investigations are widely regarded as cover-ups. In both cases, the official conclusion is rife with contradictions. We are going to sum them up here. But we will do more: we will show that the key to solving both cases resides in the link between them. And we will solve them beyond a reasonable doubt."]

greencrow said...

Hi Laskarina:

Thanks for your comment. Writing the post about RFK took a lot out of me. I still have something akin to PTSD for having lived through the three assassinations, JFK, MLK and RFK of the 1960's. I will have a look at the link. IMO, the US will not be a real nation again until it confronts the truth about those assassinations...who did them...which will logically lead to all the other disasters, including 9/11.

Even the Palestinian crisis and all the Middle East Wars would most likely not be taking place...had JFK been allowed to complete his mandate and deny Israel the nuclear bomb. His death was like a dark stain that over the half century since has slowly spread throughout the world.

greencrow said...

Hi Penny:

Based on your recommendation, I will ask hubby to get hold of The Parallax View. He's the movie guy around here. I'll let you know what I think.

gc

greencrow said...

Hi Anony:

Thanks for the link

https://www.unz.com/article/did-israel-kill-the-kennedies/

I'll have a look at it. I have been researching this thesis ever since reading Christopher Bollyn's work on 9/11. JFK must have been the Ziofascist's worse nightmare. In the end...the assassinations of JFK and RFK may be looked on as "religious/racist" [anti-Irish] attacks. That is the way I now regard them. Being an Irish [descent] Catholic....I now believe that the Kennedy's were targeted because of their ethnicity and their religion. Full stop.

Penny said...

Greencrow: Parallax View

noun

the apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the position of the observer.

long story short- seeing isn't always believing- and what you see may not be the reality (like 9/11)

Parallax View the movie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Parallax_View

I can understand why James suggested as it relates to Bobby Kennedy