RIP - Sen. Robert Kennedy, killed by CIA on June 5, 1968

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RIP - Sen. Robert Kennedy, killed by CIA on June 5, 1968

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:01 am

I almost let the day pass without this reminder for those who don't know.

RFK was going to end the Vietnam War and re-open investigation into the CIA murder of his brother, President Kennedy, who did briefly end the Vietnam War by signing National Security Memorandom #263 on October 11, 1963.

LBJ signed NSAM #273 on November 26, 1963 and put the war back on course.

RFK's body guard, Thane Eugene Cesar, shot him from point blank range when a hypno-programmed patsy named Sirhan Sirhan fired blanks.

LA Coroner Thomas Noguchi proved this but wasn't allowed to testify at Sirhan's trial.
A special unit of the LAPD run by CIA agent Manuel Pena called Special Unit Senator protected the cover story and eliminated any evidence or witnesses to the truth.

CIA media assets like Gerald Posner cover up the crime to this day.

And that's how we got to where we are today in Vietnam II.

Best book on the RFK murder-
'The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy: The Consiracy and Coverup'
by William Turner and Jonn Christian, 1978, 1993.

'The Assassinations: Probe Magazine on JFK, MLK, RFK, and Malcolm X'
edited by James DiEugenio and Lisa Pease, 2003


CIA runs mainstream media since WWII:
news rooms, movies/TV, publishing
Disney is CIA for kidz!
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Postby yesferatu » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:15 pm

Thanks for the reminder.



Postby kristinerosemary » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:21 pm

this is good to remember him.
someone too young to know about him can see what was lost.
i saw him on one of his campaign stops in los angeles that year.
he seemed exhausted. thick suntan makeup on his face.
he rode in the back of an open convertible.
everyone's hands reached out for him. five years before,
i had decided never to go to dallas,
blaming dallas somehow for his
brother's death, the president,
and now bob kennedy was killed not so far from the house i lived in.
i started to see then that it was probably inevitable.
as marbled with fate as a texas steer.
on july 19, 1999, when john kennedy's plane went down, right
across from his mother's house
on martha's vineyard, i got the
message at last. we're on our own.
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Postby Seamus OBlimey » Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:33 am

The Kennedy Myth Rises Again

by John Pilger

On 5 June 1968, just after midnight, Robert Kennedy was shot in my presence at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He had just acknowledged his victory in the California primary. "On to Chicago and let's win there!" were his last public words, referring to the Democratic Party's convention that would nominate a presidential candidate. "He's the next President Kennedy!" said the woman standing next to me. She then fell to the floor with a bullet wound to the head. (She lived.)

I had been travelling with Kennedy through California's vineyards, along unsurfaced roads joined together by power lines sagging almost to porch level, and strewn with the wrecks of Detroit's fantasies. Here, Latino workers vomited from the effects of pesticide and the candidate promised them that he would "do something." I asked him what he would do. "In your speeches," I said, "it's the one thing that doesn't come through." He looked puzzled. "Well, it's based on a faith in this country ... I want America to go back to what she was meant to be, a place where every man has a say in his destiny."

The same missionary testament, of "faith" in America's myths and power, has been spoken by every presidential candidate in memory, more so by Democrats, who start more wars than Republicans. The assassinated Kennedys exemplified this. John F. Kennedy referred incessantly to "America's mission in the world" even while affirming it with a secret invasion of Vietnam that caused the deaths of more than two million people. Robert Kennedy had made his name as a ruthless counsel for Senator Joe McCarthy on his witch-hunting committee investigating "un-American activities." The younger Kennedy so admired the infamous McCarthy that he went out of his way to attend his funeral. As attorney general, he backed his brother's atrocious war and when John F. Kennedy was assassinated, he used his name to win election as a junior senator for New York. By the spring of 1968 he was fixed in the public mind as a carpetbagger.

As a witness to such times and events, I am always struck by self-serving attempts at revising them. The extract from British and prime minister-in-waiting Chancellor Gordon Brown's book Courage: Eight Portraits that appeared in the New Statesman of 30 April is a prime example. According to the prime minister-to-be, Kennedy stood at the pinnacle of "morality," a man "moved to anger and action mostly by injustice, by wasted lives and opportunity denied, by human suffering. [His were] the politics of moral uplift and exhortation." Moreover, his "moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence."

In truth, Robert Kennedy was known in the United States for his lack of moral courage. Only when Senator Eugene McCarthy led his principled "children's crusade" against the war in Vietnam early in 1968 did Kennedy change his basically pro-war stand. Like Hillary Clinton on Iraq today, he was an opportunist par excellence. Travelling with him, I would hear him borrow from Martin Luther King one day, then use the racist law-and-order code the next.

No wonder his "legacy" appeals to the Washington-besotted Brown, who has sought and failed to present himself as a politician with enduring moral roots, while pursuing an immoral agenda that has bankrolled a lawless invasion that has left perhaps a million people dead. As if to top this, he wants to spend billions on a Trident nuclear weapon.

Moral courage, Brown wrote of his hero, no doubt seeking to be associated with him, "is the one essential quality for those who seek to change a world that yields only grudgingly and often reluctantly to change."

A man with Blair as his literal partner in crime could not have put it better. All the world is wrong, bar them and their acolytes. "I believe that in this generation those with the courage to enter the moral conflict will [walk down] the road history has marked for us ... building a new world society ..." That was Robert Kennedy, quoted by Brown, celebrating a notion of empire whose long trail of blood will surely follow him to Downing Street.

It's easy to make heroes of dead men but would he still be a hero if he'd lived?
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Postby StarmanSkye » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:11 pm

EXcellant point, Seamus; Great post by Pilger re: Opportunistic Heroic Reconstruction of public figures. We'll never know if RFK could have risen to the challenge, or whether the machinery of state was already too corrupted and powerful special interests too deeply entrenched to prevent democracy from being railroaded -- IF JFK even had the will, awareness, and political organization behind him to challenge and reform the status quo. The status quo sure thought he was a threat.

Since JFK's assassination, the US has been increasingly 'led' by crooks and villians of the worst stripe, enlisted to serve corporate/MIC interests, sabotaging democracy in dozens of nations while undermining it domestically, to where we now have outrageously-rigged 'elections' in order to facilitate global pillaging and perpetual war. My faith in the electorate to preserve, nurture and defend the fragile institution of democracy, by way of securing peace and social justice and human/civil rights, has been seriously rocked -- through seeing how the majority of American people have essentially cooperated in their being bamboozled, defrauded, lied-to and enslaved.

The Constitutional Crisis we're in is accompanied by a crisis of integrity that pervades our political, economic, and judicial systems -- legacy of immense crimes that have gone unaccounted for and uncorrected. And so the murders of JFK, RFK, and MLK, linked to the immense tragedy of America's conflict in SE Asia, have facilitated the massive betrayals of 911 and the opportunistic War on Terror. It seems most people in the US aren't even capable of imagining how things might be SO vastly improved if we didn't compromise on basic principles.
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Postby starviego » Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:20 am

There is a reason for the Kennedy 'myth.' And there is a reason they killed him. And it wasn't because they were loyal members of the NWO.

Sirhan wasn't firing blanks. Though the evidence indicates he was being mind-controlled.

Lisa Pease's blog

(has extensive info on JFK and RFK assassinations)
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Postby Hammer of Los » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:42 am

Is it just me that doesn't like it when folk are cryptic? No offence man. :)

And thanks for the link Starviego. I had a quick look round and found this comment from that blog;

anon wrote:Do you get the sense, Lisa, that we're turning the corner on the JFK case, that acknowledging conspiracy is becoming mainstream? It seems to me that even the moronic media has begun to come to terms with the obviousness of the JFK case. And it seems to me that the evidence in all the recent books (Mellen's Farewell to Justice, Talbot's Brothers, E. Howard Hunt's "speculations," even Ultimate Sacrifice)point to a small group which may have included Harvey, Rosselli, and assorted Cubans. Any thoughts? And that these same people may have stopped RFK from reaching the White House.

Coincidentally enough, I heard David Talbot on BBC Radio 4 today, discussing his book "Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years," mentioned above. None of the guests nor the presenter in any way disputed Talbot's premise that a conspiratorial group of military/political/cia operators (with some help from mafia and cuban exile "assets") were responsible for the assasinations of both brothers. It almost takes your breath away, especially when you think, as was asserted on the radio show, that these operators have probably gained in power and recklessness because of their successes. 911 was mentioned, and Guantanamo, and talk of civil liberties, and everyone in the discussion seemed to very thoughtfully ponder the notion that all these events are linked.

It was a very good show;

And maybe they were a marvellous new hope, or maybe they weren't, either way they were snuffed out. And no matter how bad the Kennedy's were, they stopped short of having their political enemies violently and publicly assasinated.

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