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FTR #801 The Sportin’ Life

With much of the human race foaming at the mouth over the World Cup competition currently underway in Brazil, we pause to note the profound connections between the world of sport, international fascism and organized crime. After highlighting fascist soccer fans in attendance in Brazil, the program notes the cesspool that is the International Olympic Committee, imprinted with fascist participation by Juan Antonio Samaranch, Francisco Franco’s former Minister of Sport. The 1972 Olympics massacre in Munich featured possible complicity by elements of the German government and the Underground Reich. The program concludes by looking at American organized crime links to the milieu of the NFL and the probable Mob fixing of Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King’s “Battle of the Sexes.”


FTR #789 RFK Assassination Reopened

Robert Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion was not the work of a “lone nut,” any more than were the killings of his brother, Mar­tin Luther King and many oth­ers. Robert Kennedy was dis­patched by the same forces that killed his brother. The assas­si­na­tion of Robert F. Kennedy has been moving toward a for­mal re-opening. In addi­tion to new sci­en­tific infor­ma­tion con­firm­ing that more than eight shots were fired (Sirhan’s gun only held eight), that the “girl in the polka dot dress” was real and indi­ca­tions that Sirhan was indeed hypno-programmed, a wit­ness has come for­ward claim­ing that there was more than one gun­man and that her pre­vi­ous tes­ti­mony was distorted.


FTR #751 Interview with Russ Baker

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.


Was The Battle of the Sexes “Rigged’ by the Mob?

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.


VERY Curious George: George Plimpton, the Paris Review, the CIA and the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

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.


Updating JFK, RFK Assassination Investigations

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.


Days of Future Passed, Part 2: JFK, RFK Assassinations and the Tate/La Bianca Killings

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.


The Tex Watson Tapes: Days of Future Passed

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?


RFK Jr: JFK Assassination Was a Conspiracy

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.


J. Edgar Hoover: “Marilyn Monroe Is a Communist!”

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.