In this visit with Russ Baker, we introduced some new topics and updated some other inquiries. Noted as a peddler of the untenable “Lee Harvey Oswald as lone nut assassin” hypothesis, Gerald Posner has emerged as a PR functionary for the brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai. We noted that Bill O’Reilly did some good work on the JFK assassination before conforming to the right-wing ideological dictates of Fox News. Much of the program centered on discussion of the re-opening of the investigation into Robert Kennedy’s assassination. Grant Cooper’s behavior as Sirhan Sirhan’s first defense attorney was stunning.
With the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination fast approaching, two of the organized crime figures who may well have been involved in that assassination have come back into public view in the context of an alleged fixing of the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Alleged to have run up big debts to the mob, Riggs was apparently an associate of the organized crime milieu. His alleged fixing of the match was done to pay off his gambling debts as well, of course, as making money for the mob.
In a past post, we noted the profound relationship between the prestigious “progressive” literary periodical The Paris Review and the CIA. The editor of the Paris Review was the late George Plimpton, who was at Robert F. Kennedy’s side on the evening of his assassination. We are told that he disarmed the attacker, presumably the patsy for the killing, Sirhan Sirhan.
America’s political assassinations continue to loom large over our political landscape. A recent New York Times obituary touched on Daniel Burros, the American Nazi Party member whose name, address and phone number were in supposed “leftist” Lee Harvey Oswald’s address book. “Family of Secrets” author Russ Baker informs us that Sirhan Sirhan’s first attorney Grant Cooper was under indictment with possible JFK co-conspirator John Roselli when he represented RFK’s accused assassin.
Contemporary journalists and most historians have overlooked links between the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers (as well as links between their killings and other murders). Liaison officer between the CIA and the House Select Committee on Assassinations, George Joannides had served as the Agency’s liaison to the anti-Castro Cuban militant groups, some of which are imlicated in JFK’s assassination. Joannides never told the committee about his work with the Cubans. Joannides was also present at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles when RFK was shot.
Portrayed by the media as a bunch of wayward hippies, the Manson group, in fact, had participation by neo-Nazi elements, as well as links to the intelligence community. It has been disclosed that phone taps on convicted Manson Family killer Tex Watson have information that may relate to 12 additional murders. One wonders who the other victims might have been?
We’ve produced much programming and posting over the years on the assassinations of JFK, RFK and Martin Luther King. All of these killings are connected and, together, comprise the systematic elimination of viable progressive leadership in this country. Stating the obvious, Robert F. Kennedy’s kids RFK jr. and Rory have stated that President Kennedy was not assassinated by a lone nut. We’ve not seen any statements by Kennedy family members about the assassination of Robert Kennedy. That case is heading back into court. The investigation of Robert Kennedy’s assassination yields evidentiary tributaries leading in the direction of his brother’s killing, Dr. King’s assassination and the shooting of George Wallace.
The death of cinema icon Marilyn Monroe has garnered much press over the half-century since her death. Pop conspiracy theorists and fascists have long tried to portray her death as a murder committed by the Kennedy brothers. Responsible investigators have voiced suspicions that her death may have been a murder that was a precursor to President Kennedy’s assassination a little over a year later. Following the partial disclosure of Ms. Monroe’s FBI file, we now learn that the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover were closely monitoring the late, unfortunate actress because of her alleged “communist sympathies.” Along with Hoover’s passionate hatred of the Kennedys and her close (and probable romantic) links to both Kennedy brothers, that would have been more than enough reason for her to be eliminated. Many observers have opined that, if her death was indeed murder, it may have been intended to provide ammunition to embarrass the Kennedy family in the event that they cried “conspiracy” following JFK’s assassination.
RFK Jr’s wife dead of hanging. An “assisted suicide” to send a message as RFK Sr.‘s assassination returns to the courtroom?
In this Presidential election year, will we see any more “Government by Gunplay.”? New light shed on conspiracy to assassinate Robert F. Kennedy.