Robert F. Kennedy/Assassination

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Event.png Robert F. Kennedy/Assassination (Assassination,  Deep event)
Robert F. Kennedy Assassination.jpg
Date 00:15, June 5, 1968
Location Ambassador Hotel,  Los Angeles
Perpetrators Thane Eugene Cesar,  The Cabal
Blamed on Sirhan Sirhan
Type murder
Deaths Robert F. Kennedy
Injured (non-fatal) 5
Witnessed by John Pilger,  Sirhan Sirhan,  Thane Eugene Cesar
Interest of House Select Committee on Assassinations, William Pepper
Description The assassination of Robert Kennedy, who had resolved to bring to track down and prosecute the killers of him brother, JFK, once he had himself become president.

Official Narrative

Sirhan Sirhan was a lone nut killer of Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, brother of assassinated President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968.

Alternative Ideas

Second gunman theory

Mark Gorton suggests that Kennedy's actual assassin was Thane Eugene Cesar, who was dressed as a security guard, and that MKUltra subject Sirhan Sirhan was there as a patsy.

The location of Kennedy's wounds suggested that his assailant had stood behind him, but some witnesses said that Sirhan faced west as Kennedy moved through the pantry facing east.[1] This has led to the suggestion that a second gunman actually fired the fatal shot, a possibility supported by coroner Thomas Noguchi who stated that the fatal shot was behind Kennedy's right ear and had been fired at a distance of approximately one inch.[2] Other witnesses, though, said that as Sirhan approached, Kennedy was turning to his left shaking hands, facing north and so exposing his right side.[3] As recently as 2008, eyewitness John Pilger asserted his belief that there must have been a second gunman.[4]

During a re-examination of the case in 1975, the Los Angeles Superior Court ordered expert examination of the possibility of a second gun having been used, and the conclusion of the experts was that there was little or no evidence to support this theory.[3]

In 2007, analysis of an audio tape recording of the shooting made by freelance reporter Stanislaw Pruszynski indicated, according to forensic expert Philip Van Praag, that thirteen shots were fired, even though Sirhan's gun held only eight rounds.[1][5] Van Praag states that the recording also reveals at least two cases where the timing between shots was shorter than physically possible. The presence of more than eight shots on the tape was corroborated by forensic audio specialists Wes Dooley and Paul Pegas of Audio Engineering Associates in Pasadena, California, forensic audio and ballistics expert Eddy B. Brixen in Copenhagen, Denmark,[6][7] and audio specialist Phil Spencer Whitehead of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.[8] Some other acoustic experts, however, have stated that no more than eight shots were recorded on the audio tape.[9]

On February 22, 2012, Sirhan's lawyers, William Pepper and Laurie Dusek, filed a court brief in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles claiming that a second gunman fired the shots that killed Kennedy. It was the fourth and final in a series of federal briefs filed under the writ of habeas corpus by Pepper and Dusek beginning in October 2010. A ruling is now pending in the Sirhan federal case.[10]  

Witnesses

WitnessDescription
Thane Eugene Cesar
John PilgerJohn Pilger, an Australian crusading journalist, has achieved fame in spite of a refusal to kowtow to the establishment by avoiding controversial issues.
Sirhan SirhanA patsy. Accused of the assassination of Robert Kennedy.
 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Fifty Years of the Deep Statebook22 November 2013Mark GortonA remarkable summary of the deep state which names names - the most prominent being that of George H.W. Bush, whom Gorton identifies as the mastermind behind the 9/11 plot.
JFK and RFK: The Plots that Killed Them, The Patsies that Didn’tarticle13 June 2010Jim Fetzer
File:The Assassinations of the 1960s.pdfessay17 October 2008Peter Dale Scott
The Taking Of America, 1-2-3book1985Richard E. SpragueAn authoritative description of the JFK assassination and succeeding crimes from the photographic expert advisor to Jim Garrison.
 

The Official Culprit

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NameDescription
Sirhan SirhanA patsy. Accused of the assassination of Robert Kennedy.


References

  1. a b Randerson, James (2008-02-22). "New evidence challenges official picture of Kennedy shooting". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 18 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-28.  Unknown parameter |locations= ignored (help)
  2. Noguchi, Thomas (1985). Coroner. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-671-46772-2.  Unknown parameter |locations= ignored (help)
  3. a b "Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Summary, Part 1(b)" (PDF). FBI. p. 35. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  4. "Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination". democracynow.org. Archived from the original on 9 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  5. Pruszynski recording & analysis by acoustic expert Philip Van Praag
  6. O'Sullivan, Shane (2008) Who Killed Bobby?: The Unsolved Murder of Robert Kennedy. New York: Sterling Publishing. p. 478.
  7. Discovery Times (now Investigation Discovery) presents "Conspiracy Test: The RFK Assassination" (2007)
  8. CNN's BackStory reports on the Pruszynski recording & analysis (2009)
  9. Harrison, P. (2007) 'Analysis of "The Pruszynski Tape"' (report on recording of gunshots). In Ayton, M., The Forgotten Terrorist: Sirhan Sirhan and the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Washington: Potomac Books.
  10. Johnson, Brad; Martinez, Michael (March 4, 2012). "Attorneys for RFK convicted killer Sirhan push 'second gunman' argument". CNN. 


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