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Broadcast on 50th Anniversary of RFK Assassination

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On Tues­day, June 5th, KFJC-FM  broad­cast an eight-hour memo­r­i­al pro­gram about the assas­si­na­tion of Robert F. Kennedy on the 50th anniver­sary of that event.  Begin­ning at 2pm, Pacif­ic time and con­clud­ing at 10pm, much of the broad­cast will fea­ture AFA #9, the descrip­tion for which is below. Record­ed on 6/5/1985 (the 17th anniver­sary of the killing), the broad­cast fea­tures sig­nif­i­cant analy­sis from The Assas­si­na­tion of Robert F. Kennedy by John C. Chris­t­ian and William Turn­er.

In addi­tion, the broad­cast will fea­ture FTR #‘s 582 789, 809 and 892.

Intro­duc­tion: The killing of Sen­a­tor Robert F. Kennedy is often per­ceived as the one major Amer­i­can polit­i­cal assas­si­na­tion that was indis­putably the work of a “lone-nut.” Although the crime super­fi­cial­ly appeared to be the work of Sirhan Sirhan act­ing alone, there is con­clu­sive evi­dence that such was not the case.

The pro­gram presents foren­sic evi­dence that points con­clu­sive­ly to more than one gun­man being involved. Coro­ner Thomas Noguchi’s autop­sy revealed that the fatal shot was fired from less than three inch­es from the back of Sen­a­tor Kennedy’s head. Sirhan was stand­ing sev­er­al feet in front of Kennedy. Noguchi stat­ed that just before he was to tes­ti­fy in court, a mem­ber of the D.A.‘s office tried to get him to change his tes­ti­mo­ny.

In addi­tion to firm indi­ca­tions that more than 8 shots were fired (Sirhan’s gun only held 8 shots), the pro­gram presents evi­dence that Los Ange­les Police per­son­nel destroyed evi­dence that Sirhan did not act alone. The pro­gram high­lights the role of for­mer Los Ange­les May­or Sam Yorty and for­mer Los Ange­les Police Chief Thomas Red­din in lay­ing a mis­lead­ing trail of “evi­dence” point­ing to Sirhan as the lone-nut assas­sin. Con­trary to the offi­cial sto­ry, numer­ous eye­wit­ness­es believed that peo­ple oth­er than Sirhan were involved.

Much of the pro­gram focus­es on the Rev­erend Jer­ry Owen, a right-wing min­is­ter believed by many to have been one of Sirhan’s han­dlers. Con­nect­ed to a polit­i­cal milieu that was inves­ti­gat­ed by New Orleans D.A. Jim Gar­ri­son in con­nec­tion with Pres­i­dent Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion, Owen gave con­flict­ing accounts of how he came to give Sirhan a ride on the evening of the assas­si­na­tion. In a sub­se­quent court case, tes­ti­mo­ny was giv­en by asso­ciates of Owen that placed him in the com­pa­ny of Sirhan well before he claims to have met the accused assas­sin. Owen pos­sessed a large amount of cash in large bills at the time.

Oth­er pro­gram high­lights include: Evi­dence that Sirhan had been placed under mind con­trol; dis­cus­sion of Dr. William J. Bryan (Sirhan’s prob­a­ble mind-con­trol pro­gram­mer); the role of the Amer­i­can Unit­ed orga­ni­za­tion of Antho­ny Hilder and John Stein­bach­er in spread­ing dis­in­for­ma­tion about the assas­si­na­tion; the pres­ence of Ed But­ler at a press con­fer­ence staged by Hilder and Stein­bach­er the day after the killing (But­ler had arranged for media appear­ances for Lee Har­vey Oswald in New Orleans, at which Oswald pro­claimed his sup­posed Marx­ist sym­pa­thies); links between Hilder and Stein­bach­er and peo­ple inves­ti­gat­ed by Jim Gar­ri­son in New Orleans; Hilder’s curi­ous behav­ior in Decem­ber of 1967, indi­cat­ing pos­si­ble fore­knowl­edge of the assas­si­na­tion of Dr. Mar­tin Luther King; Jer­ry Owen’s con­nec­tions to Gail Aiken, the sis­ter of Arthur Bre­mer (the accused shoot­er of Alaba­ma Gov. George Wal­lace); the fas­cist and nation­al secu­ri­ty con­nec­tions of Thane Eugene Cae­sar, the secu­ri­ty guard believed by many to have been the actu­al assas­sin; con­nec­tions between the Sirhan fam­i­ly and polit­i­cal sup­port­ers of Richard Nixon; the intel­li­gence back­grounds of Man­ny Pena and Enrique Her­nan­dez, the L.A.P.D. offi­cers who super­vised the “inves­ti­ga­tion” into Kennedy’s slay­ing.


One comment for “Broadcast on 50th Anniversary of RFK Assassination”

  1. In light of William Pep­per’s alle­ga­tion that mem­bers of the SLC includ­ing Jesse Jack­son, Bil­ly Kyles and per­haps even Ralph Aber­nathy were
    paid infor­mants for the FBI and Dix­ie Mafia I have ques­tions regard­ing mem­bers of Robert Kennedy’s entourage at the Ambas­sador Hotel dur­ing
    his assas­si­na­tion fifty years ago today.

    Ath­letes Rosey Gri­er and Rafer John­son were involved in sub­du­ing Sirhan Sirhan along with Ger­man maitre-de Karl Ueck­er and the writer George
    Plimp­ton. John­son and Gri­er have con­flict­ing accounts of what tran­spired that night. I’m not impressed with either.
    John­son claims he took con­trol of Sirhan’s gun, PUT IT IN HIS POCKET AND TOOK IT HOME (clear vio­la­tion of the chain of cus­tody when it comes
    to evi­dence). John­son noticed it was still in his coat the next day. He called LAPD, they picked him up and took him to the sta­tion, tak­ing cus­tody
    of the sup­posed mur­der weapon.

    Gri­er, how­ev­er, asserts HE POCKETED THE SIRHAN GUN, lat­er gave it to John­son in the ambu­lance and John­son hand­ed it into LAPD.
    Again huge ques­tion marks regard­ing the sequence of cus­tody, con­trol and trans­fer of crime scene evi­dence, name­ly the .22 Ivor John­son
    hand­gun wres­tled from Sirhan.
    Rosey Gri­er (who as a min­is­ter once claimed O.J. Simp­son con­fessed the Brown/Goldman mur­ders to him) was going to run for Cal­i­for­nia gov­er­nor
    as a Repub­li­can this year but dropped out. He sup­port­ed both Don­ald Trump and Ronald Rea­gan in their pres­i­den­tial cam­paigns.

    And final­ly the late inves­ti­ga­tor Lynn Man­gan, who did tremen­dous work for Sirhan’s defence, drew a dia­gram of the crime scene, the kitchen
    pantry at the Ambas­sador Hotel based on tri­al tran­scripts. In that dia­gram (which can be found at sirhansresearcher.com) George Plimp­ton,
    a man with CIA con­nec­tions via the Paris Review, is posi­tioned behind and to the right of Sirhan AND in front of and to the left of Michael Wayne.
    Inter­est­ing place for Plimp­ton’s loca­tion. Wayne has always been a per­son of inter­est in the RFK case. He appeared in restrict­ed areas that night
    and Kennedy auto­graphed Wayne’s rolled up poster moments before he was killed. Wayne also had con­nec­tions to right wing extrem­ist Kei­th Gilbert.
    And of course pho­tos show Plimp­ton Ueck­er and Gri­er grab­bing and pin­ning Sirhan.

    So Sirhan co-coun­sel William Pep­per has as many sus­pi­cious actors at the RFK assas­si­na­tion as he did in the MLK mur­der.

    Posted by Dennis | June 5, 2018, 5:28 pm

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