Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Manchurian Candidate - Is It for Real?

Manchurian Media Personality and the Reality of the Mind Control War
By Paul McGuire
October 17, 2011
In my previous article on Manchurian Candidate’s for political office, I describe how sophisticated mind control technologies like MK ULTRA and social engineering, can be used to create politicians who have been programmed to carry out specific assignments. These same brainwashing technologies can be used to develop media personalities. Manchurian media personalities dominate radio, television and the Internet. Their personalities and perspectives were created in the mind control factories of our universities, business corporations, motivational seminars, ideological programming, consensus building and, in some cases, targeted mind control and brainwashing. Since John Dewey, the founder of modern public education, began using Soviet techniques of brainwashing in the 1920’s, the collective mindset of our culture has been moved strategically from a Judeo Christian one to an atheistic, humanistic and socialist worldview.
For the last century, the psycho-social strategies used in Communist nations to indoctrinate children with Communist ideology and to monitor compliance for the rest of their lives, have been used in the United States. Christian leaders who were called to be “watchmen on the wall,” neglected their duty before God and allowed America and its children to be transformed into an occult, immoral, godless and humanistic / socialist state, in spite of Jesus Christ’s clear warnings regarding allowing little children’s faith in God to be harmed in any way.
“It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than
that he should offend one of these little ones.” Luke 17:2
Despite the very clear warnings of Christ, Bible-believing Christians chose to deliberately ignore the fact that their children were being systematically brainwashed through the Hegelian Dialectic, focusing on facts and feelings, tolerance, communitarianism, collectivism, politically correct thinking, the rejection of absolutes, attacking the history of America and Judeo Christian values, breaking down traditional morality and the promotion of immorality.
Aldous Huxley, author of “Brave New World,” commented on the importance of breaking down all forms of sexual morality: “A new consensus that embraces the new immorality is accomplished through a felt crisis, and today's moral crisis -- created by trading moral boundaries for sensual freedom -- serves the purpose well. The proliferation of all kinds of pornography, aggressive sexual promiscuity of all forms and the absence of absolute boundaries leads to social chaos which, in turn, calls for social controls in areas outside of sex, which would have been unthinkable in a Judeo Christian culture. Pornography and the official promotion of every kind of what used to be called sexual perversions is the “new norm.” It serves a political purpose.”
"As political and economic freedom... diminishes, sexual freedom tends to compensate by increasing. And the dictator... will do well to encourage that freedom. In conjunction with the freedom to daydream under the influence of dope, movies and the radio, it will help to reconcile his subjects to the servitude."
The Manchurian Media personality often is involved in what have been considered immoral or perverted behaviors and actions a couple of generations ago. Not all Manchurian Media personalities openly engage in these lifestyles; some maintain traditional family values, but in many cases sexual excess is actually encouraged as a marketing tool. Angelina Jolie’s flirtation with S&M and other celebrities’ participation in group sex, threesomes, porn and an endless parade of sexual deviance was once unthinkable. The breaking down of all sexual morality has affected every level of our culture and makes people more vulnerable to mass brainwashing.
I am about to report a news story that you may find very offensive. Please do not read the next few sentences if you are offended. But, it is important to understand to the degree of just how far how sexual mores have changed in America. This kind of thing is not an isolated event. Our nation is inundated with what was once universally shunned as wrong and in comparison, this incident is relatively mild:
A highly regarded 44-year old female scientist at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, along with her boyfriend, were fired over allegations of molestation with a six year old boy and bestiality. The female doctor with the CDC, is highly regarded among her peers and holds a doctoral degree in immunology and molecular pathogenesis. This same female CDC doctor allegedly had the six year old spank her and use an electronic sex toy on her. In addition, photographs were found of her performing lewd sex acts on two animals. Unfortunately, new generations of women have become very sexually aggressive, including the epidemic of young female teachers seducing young boys.
The point here is that research in Soviet brainwashing techniques reveals that by using social engineering to encourage immoral and sexually perverse behaviors breaks down any connection between traditional morality, God and patriotism, thus making it far easier to control people’s minds. I am not suggesting that every media personality is involved in this kind of behavior, but America as a society no longer has any real sexual boundaries, making it far easier to control people and media personalities.
On a separate note, William Colby, CIA director from 1973-1976, allegedly said, “The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” Although, we have no way of measuring the accuracy of the statement, whether he actually ever made it or was is boasting after a couple of drinks, it is doubtful that the CIA controls in some monolithic manner, the entire the media. However, it is not hard to imagine how intelligence agencies, both foreign and domestic, have infiltrated the media. In addition, the media has been infiltrated by international bankers, multi-national corporations, religious groups, cults and political movements. It would be fair to say that we have a Corporate-controlled media which essentially presents a uniform message that represents the interests of its globalist masters and not the American people. If anything, what really controls the media is a monolithic world view of liberal socialism and secular humanism.
Powerful financial interests on the right or left can and do influence the content of the media. These media personalities, including radio talk show hosts, celebrities, television commentators and pop stars have developed their worldviews in the same educational, media, cultural and psychiatric institutions as the rest of the culture. The Tavistock Institute and other social laboratories and think tanks frame human consciousness and program individuals on a mass level. Their political, cultural and spiritual viewpoints are the result of advanced Orwellian technologies of social engineering. Whatever their race, sex or ethnicity, left or right, they can represent the many faces of Big Brother. Although, there are strong exceptions, the new cultural narrative demands that their reporting and commentary break down traditional family values, eradicate patriotism and destroy faith in God and promote Marxist ideas like globalism and collectivism. Just look at the messages being sent by sitcoms, television series, music and feature films into the home. There is great danger beneath the manufactured smiles, make-up, expensive clothing, Botox, plastic surgery, movie star haircuts and frosted hair. Many are Manchurian media personalities and are not even aware of it. They are deceived into thinking their thoughts are their own.
Many people respond by saying look at all the Christian, Jewish and conservative media personalities. Really? How many of them are there really? Listen carefully to what they are actually saying and not what you think they are saying! For example, how can you believe in national sovereignty and be affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations? In many cases you do not make it to the top in media, unless you hold and espouse the right views. Observe the group think at the Academy Awards.
It is true that there are some media personalities who manage to keep their integrity, communicate as best
they can truth and love for America, traditional values and faith in God. But they have to be very careful, because real McCarthy-like witch hunts are being conducted by the likes of George Soros and the radical left, who will target, lie and do anything they can to bring down those who dare to tell the real truth to the American people. Glenn Beck was systematically targeted and ousted from FOX News by the powerful elite who control the media. Beck’s crime: he told too much of the truth. Michael Savage, who is one of the most talented radio talk show hosts in the nation, has been strategically demonized by a long term propaganda campaign designed to destroy him. He is a threat because he is one of the most powerful and persuasive radio talk show hosts in America. He is not a one dimensional radio personality and he understands the multi-dimensional and psychological war we are engaged in and how to disarm it. Savage instinctively understands that he is confronting the power of mass brainwashing and the subconscious. In the words of the former World Championship Heavyweight Boxer, Muhammad Ali, Savage knows how to, “dance like a butterfly and sting like a bee.”
Whether you like Alex Jones or not, Alex Jones definitely has something to say and he more than deserves a place at the table. The media and in particular, the conservative media, have attempted to marginalize him. But check the integrity of Jones’ content and it is apparent that he is very well read and understands history. The “dinosaurs” in the old media like NBC, CBS and ABC, are often in many cases intellectual pygmies in expensive suits.
Many conservatives do not realize that some of the media personalities and political candidates they adore, are being used to induce a state of psychological paralysis. They create the illusion that we are making progress, when in reality we are treading water and will soon drown. Be aware that there are plenty of Manchurian media personalities who masquerade as conservatives and are not at all what and who they
appear to be.
David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting in June of 1991 openly admitted that the media was in on the conspiracy to create a one world socialist government:
"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”
Rockefeller was thanking them for deceiving the American people concerning his plan to destroy America and create a one world government and his plan to destroy the dollar and create a world currency. He was praising the media for concealing the globalist agenda to bring the world into a World Socialist Government, where the American people would become serfs and lose their Constitutional freedoms to his New World Order. Rockefeller acknowledged that the media were his co-conspirators in hiding what the Federal Reserve was really all about and the fact that the CFR controls all the major media and the both the Republican and Democratic Parties.
For example, let’s look at who is really behind the “Occupy Wall Street” protests outside of Wall Street and that have now spread across the United States. Billionaire George Soros, operating operating behind numerous front groups, continues his goal of the radical transformation of America into some kind Marxist state. But the majority of the media deliberately conceal from the public this important information about the financing backing the protesters.
It is important that we develop our capacity for perception and spiritual discernment, so that we are not manipulated by words and symbols. In addition, we must teach our children and others how to analyze political, religious and cultural messages, that are presented by the mass media. In practical terms, this means spending time with our children and friends and teaching them how to think critically. The entire educational process has trained people, not to use their minds, but to be swayed with their emotions. We must teach people how to detach emotionally and think clearly about what is being presented to them.
Who is the Manchurian Candidate?
By Paul McGuire
October 4, 2011
In 1962, Singer Frank Sinatra starred in a movie called “The Manchurian Candidate.” A softer version of the film, starring Denzel Washington, came out a few years ago. In the original movie, it is clear that the political assassin was programmed by the Communists. For the first time on a mass level, the American people confronted the harsh realities of the science of brainwashing and mind control. What many people don’t know is that the science of mind control has grown exponentially, like computer technology and biotechnology. Individual mind control and mass brainwashing is an integral part of Presidential elections. The question is which candidate is the Manchurian Candidate?
The Democratic Party and Republican Party, along with their Presidential candidates are controlled by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). What the American people get is the choice of voting for CFR Candidate A or CFR Candidate B, while being given the illusion of choice. The CFR agenda is to destroy America as a sovereign nation and force America to be under the control of a one world government. Presidential candidates are often selected at a young age. They are selected, groomed, and introduced to “handlers, “that guide and shape them. The methodology of brainwashing and programming is given in different degrees depending on the individual. For example, the President’s programming may have been developed by the modern educational system, mentoring by key people that were deliberately brought into their lives. They are invited into the Bilderberg Group, CFR, Bohemian Grove, and other groups which expose them to the doorways of ultimate power where they are seduced.
Some politicians are easily led because their lust for position, power, fame, and sex. Their lust acts a control
mechanism. Bill Clinton is an example of that kind of programming. His “handlers” allowed him to develop a strong sexual addiction and his ideology was developed as a Rhodes Scholar, founded by Cecil Rhodes who wanted to create a one world government. Clinton was also mentored by a number of men, including Professor Carroll Quigley. It is no accident that Bill and Hillary Clinton had a globalist/socialist worldview. Bill Clinton also visited Russia as a Rhodes Scholar. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were both disciples of the radical Communist organizer Saul Alinsky. Alinsky taught the Marxist strategy of manufactured crisis, which coincides with Illuminati term, “Order Out of Chaos.” The programming of presidents goes back a long time in American history. Col. Edward Mandell House, an agent for the Federal Reserve, a key leader in what would become the CFR, was the handler for Woodrow Wilson starting before 1911. House was known for his ability to control minds and the mind of Woodrow Wilson. Col. House was a radical Marxist who wanted to see a violent Communist Revolution in the United States, which he revealed in his novel, “Philip Dru: Administrator. Dru was the alter ego of Col. Mandell House. Dru planned the violent overthrow of the U.S. government and the establishment of a dictatorship, This now being implemented by the deliberate destruction of the dollar and the manufactured crisis, which could bring global economic collapse and a totalitarian state to manage the chaos.
Dr. Cuddy has documented the fact, that after World War II, the American intelligence agency, the OSS, which became the CIA, smuggled in large numbers of Nazi mind control scientists and put them in very high
positions under Operation Paperclip. Soon afterwards the MK ULTRA brainwashing program was being used against U.S. citizens. It was trauma based programming, which used torture, LSD, and hypnosis to create Manchurian Candidate style programming. The Soviet Union also launched powerful mind control and brainwashing operations for the specific purpose of overthrowing nations like the United States and turning them into totalitarian Communist States.
Roy Masters, of the Foundation for Human Understanding, has done enormous research in this area and has made available the book, “Brainwashing – A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psychopolitcs.” The original book was published in the 1930’s and it was used to teach Communist agents how to brainwash people and subvert entire populations. Pschopolitics is very real and it is currently being used as a weapon against the American people, especially in the area of politics. It is a mass brainwashing strategy.
Let’s look at some of the Presidential candidates. Rick Perry claims to be a conservative, but managed Al
Gore’s campaign. He aggressively promoted the NAFTA Superhighway and is in favor of giving $100,000 subsidies to illegal immigrants. Millions of Middle Class American families have to take out massive loans, raid their retirement and both husbands and wives have to work more than one job to pay for their children’s college tuition. Perry basically says his motivation for giving out the American taxpayer’s money, from a country that is essentially bankrupt, is about love. First, that packaged answer was an attempt at brainwashing the voter. It backfired! Perry attempted to reframe the argument around love. But, what about all the Middle Class children that have no mother or father around because the mother and father are working, therefore, the kids end up on drugs and sexual promiscuity. Where’s the love for all the taxpaying American citizens who not only have to pay for the enormous financial cost, but because they are so busy working, they end up paying for it in divorce, serious problems with their children and raiding their retirement. In addition, there are growing numbers of women who can’t afford to stay at home and be a full time mother to their children in order to pay for Governor Perry’s $100,000 subsidies for illegals.
Perry’s support of subsidies and the NAFTA superhighway has absolutely nothing to do with love! Perry is
following the marching orders elite who can put him in power, like the CFR. The whole plan of unifying Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. into one nation, transferring wealth from the American Middle Class into Mexico, open borders and paying for the education of illegals was created by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Marxist think tank, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). Did Perry undergo MK ULTRA? I doubt it. He can be controlled by his lust for power and position, plus a little programming. Newt Gingrich is a globalist who pretends to be a conservative. But, Gingrich has been the CFR’s point man for years, promoting NAFTA, GATT, WTO and the North American Union. Gingrich is a bright man, who has been indoctrinated into the “Third Way,” which is a subtle brainwashing technique that came out of the Tavistock Institute and the Frankfurt School which programs people to transition from Capitalism and a Constitutional Republic into one world socialism. We could go down the list of Republican candidates who essentially are promoting the game plan of the globalists behind the Federal Reserve and the CFR. Whether they acknowledge it or not, they are transitioning America from a Capitalist nation to a Socialist nation and eventually a Communist nation ruled by a dictatorship.
President of United States: Barrack Obama
Prime Minister of Canada: Stephen Harper
They are Manchurian Candidates that have been indoctrinated into this “Third Way” ideology, from the leaders they meet, the globalist organizations they network with, and their relationships with the Federal
Reserve and the CFR. They have been subtly programmed by learning processes that were originally developed by the Soviet Union. Compare the thinking of Ayn Rand, author of “Atlas Shrugged,” who escaped Communist Russia as a young girl and actually witnessed what Communism was really all about. Unlike candidates like Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman, Gary Huntsman, and Tim Pawlenty, Ayn Rand understands how the Soviets brainwash through social mechanism like collectivism, communitarianism and consensus. The Soviet Union developed extremely subtle, but effective forms of brainwashing such as collectivism and communitarianism.
Michelle Bachman, an openly conservative evangelical Christian, may have CIA handlers in her organization. Ron Paul seems to be a truly independent candidate who understands the Constitution, the Federal Reserve and the plan of the international bankers.
The elite and globalists use Communism to gain total control over nations. That is why Rockefeller praised Chairman Mao, because it is a society under total control where the worker bees toil like slaves for the New World Order.
In 1985, the Republican President Reagan and Soviet President Gorbachev signed the U.S. - USSR
Education Exchange Agreement. It put American technology into the hands of Communist strategists and, in return, gave us all the psycho-social strategies used in Communist nations to indoctrinate Soviet children with Communist ideology and to monitor compliance for the rest of their lives. Our modern education system operates with Soviet psychopolitics. Bush furthered the agenda by implementing Outcome Based Education (OBE) and funding UNESCO.
The Soviet writers of a book on brainwashing and psychopolitics said, “Psychopolitics is a solemn charge. With it you can erase our enemies as insects. You can cripple the efficiency of leaders by striking insanity into their families through the use of drugs. You can wipe them away with testimony as to their insanity. By our technologies you can even bring about insanity itself when the people seem too resistive.
You can change their loyalties by psychopolitics. Given a short time with a psychopolitician you can alter forever the loyalty of a soldier fallen into our hands or a statesman or a leader in his own country, or you can destroy his mind.”
The U.S has been under an all-attack of psychological warfare called pyschopolitics. The CIA has been conducting a psychological warfare counter attack since MK ULTRA. President Barack Obama has strong CIA connections that go back to his parents. Although the trail is hard to trace, it appears Obama was part of a series mind control programs going back to his childhood.
However, there is vital component in the brainwashing of Presidential candidates that is often overlooked.
This component is the fact that the entire American population has been programmed for decades through pyschopolitics in a mass Manchurian Candidate operation. The present condition of America socially, economically, spiritually, culturally and politically is simply an expression of mass brainwashing.
With such a massive psychological attack against our nation, what can we do to launch a counter attack and preserve our freedoms? Here are some things we can do:
1. With great wisdom and intelligence we can deprogram our friends, family and neighbors through highly strategic conversations. Remember many of these people are in a hypnotic trance and are brainwashed. Attacking them and insulting them does not work. It is more than convincing them with facts. A hypnotized person cannot hear the facts. Through strategic persuasion in small incremental doses, win their friendship and then win their minds.
2. Remember the Big Brother media has already brainwashed them into believing you are a conspiracy nut. Break that programming by presenting yourself as a highly credible authority. That begins with the way you dress and your personal appearance. If you dress and act like the stereotypical conspiracy nut, you have marginalized yourself. Practice and study how best to present yourself. Dress in the style that is you, but it should be clean, attractive, as well as your personal grooming. Smile, have a twinkle in your eye and act like you have a winning hand while playing poker. Your calm demeanor will completely disarm them and they will sense you have the winning hand in the discussion. It will drive them crazy and eventually break the programming.
3. Know what you are talking about and how to present in a logical manner.
4. Remember there is great power in speaking the truth, there is an energy and force behind it.
5. Get involved spiritually and politically. Ultimately the war we are fighting is spiritual.
6. Strategically rock the boat. When you have the opportunity speak out to the media, in public arena’s, your community or wherever, use it. Their reaction does not matter, eventually through constant bombardment from many people; you can change the tide of public opinion.
Pray and ask for supernatural help and wisdom. You must be supremely confident in the spiritual power of truth and learn to use it as a spiritual sword. Never surrender to defeat and despair. Believe that it can done! With wisdom, move out offensively.
Unloading Bad Baggage: Hypnotic States of Americans
By: Devvy Kidd
September 19, 2011
"Nature gave man two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then, man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most." --George R. Kirkpatrick (1867-1937) Lecturer
Let me say up front, the opinions in this column are mine alone and do not reflect the position or opinions of NWVs or Roy Masters. This column isn't about political preferences, although there are a few comparisons I make.
When I first saw the title of Roy Masters book, Hypnotic States of Americans, I wondered if it might have something in it that would reinforce my belief that millions of Americans were actually in some sort of of hypnotic trance during Obama/Soetoro's illegal run for the presidency.
Shortly after the illegal swearing in of Obama/Soetoro, I referenced a piece titled, Obama's use of hypnotic technique during his speeches. I read the entire 60 page document [http://www.pennypresslv.com/Obama%27s_Use_of_Hidden_Hypnosis_techniques_in_His_Speeches.pdf] and in my mind, it was the only thing that
could account for what I saw with massive crowds reacting to someone I saw as a dead soul. Like Condeleeza Rice, Hillary Clinton and Dick Cheney to name a few. When I looked at Obama/Soetoro's eyes, they were flat, empty, evil. There is much evil in this world, although too many don't recognize it. Evil and Satan are just something they see at the movie theater while munching popcorn.
In his book, Hypnotic States of Americans, Roy Masters skillfully explains many things a lot of us know, but tens of millions don't: "We move against our own best interest when we respond to those appeals. [Outside manipulations] People who are in control of other people know that fact. Once we get caught up with their games, we go on responding until that response becomes a conditioning and then we can't prevent them from imposing their will on us. We become fearful, guilty and lost." Pg. 37
As regular readers of my columns know, I frequently use the phrase: If you play their game, the game will play you. If you become one of the parasites feeding off the host, as Sun Tzu said in so many words: make your enemy do what you want them to do while making it seem like a good idea at the time. In the end, they bring their own death.
In Chapter 4, The Psychology of Hypnosis, Masters clears up, I think, many misconceptions about the meaning of certain words like psychotic and psychopath. We hear those two words mixed all the time because they're thrown around on popular tv shows like CSI and Law and Order. Masters brings them into focus as they relate to relationships and the harm done because individuals really don't understand how pride and ego can be so destructive; they literally eat a person's soul into Hell:
"Every soul that has fallen to pride is void of understanding, because the ego shuns knowledge of God in order to be God; the ego fears understanding because that is the way of God." Pg 57
On page 59, in the same vein I wrote about parasites feeding, Masters says, "Cowards make bullies, and bullies make cowards; they reinforce one another's roles, you see." Very on point he says on page 63: "For this basic reason, the downtrodden tolerate their enslavement and their enslavers. In such a system, neither side is to be truthed -- both are treacherous beyond belief. Think of it -- a world where people elect and cling to those who corrupt them, for imagined security. Eventually, people give evil so much power that they are destroyed by the very evil they embrace."
Throughout the book, Masters refers often to God and Jesus Christ, but he makes clear in no uncertain terms the book is not to force anyone to believe in God, but writes, "God's truth has the power to save everyone from sickness, tragedy and often death, providing, of course, that each one is willing to realize the error of his ways. Regrettably, it is not the nature of the prideful person to be sorry for anything -- therefore does the soul, consumed by pride, perish." Pg. 233. Masters writes throughout the book about meditation and working through the evil forces hurting people in their personal lives. I've never meditated, but I pray every day.
Masters weaves all of this around "baggage" people develop early and life and carry around through adulthood. I see it constantly in the "freedom movement" and let me give you one example. A female wrote a few pieces about the putative president that caught on. She has become quite popular on some web sites dealing with Barry Soetoro's (Obama) ineligibility to run for president and is constantly beating the drum for his impeachment -- even though, constitutionally, Obama/Soetoro cannot be impeached. She also has promoted "solutions" that I have politely pointed out to her are not solutions because they have no basis in what an Act or law says by providing her with the language in the bill that was signed into law.
Only God is perfect, but since I have been able to spend so much time learning the past 20+ years from doing the hard research (which means ignoring the half baked lies and falsehoods from intellectually lazy reporters and "journalists"), I try to help others learn as I have so we don't put out false information. All that does it keep people chasing in circles.
Her response each time was bitchy. I tried one final time by providing this newly minded legend in her own mind a court case that shredded her latest post. Her reply was "all you want to do is keep us from succeeding." No, all I wanted was to keep you from looking like a fool because your pride in becoming "someone" in the eyes of a few on the Internet makes you hateful inside and you lash out at me. She is diseased with pride because of her foolish need to be adored instead of facing her own deficiencies.
I've told this story a few times, but I'll say it again because Masters covers it in his book and it is the exact same scenario regarding the female I've just discussed.
In 1993, a couple of years after becoming a full time activist, I had the occasion to call Dr. Edwin Vieira on the phone to ask him a question about something I was going to publish in my newsletter. I had read many of his writings on the "Fed" and our monetary system, but had never spoken to him before; no email back then. I no sooner had the words out of my mouth when he actually barked into the phone that I would look like a fool if I wrote such a thing. Edwin has a way of speaking that gets your attention and he had mine, instantly.
You see, while I had read so much of his work, there were things I didn't fully understand. Well, Edwin corrected me and I listened. I didn't knee jerk and allow pride to take over with a 'harrumph" and slam down the phone. I was wrong and I wanted to know why. Edwin has been a close and cherished friend now for a long, long time. Had I allowed pride to take over, never mind losing credibility in my work, I would have lost the opportunity to have such a fine person as a friend. I would have hurt myself by not dealing honestly with my own inability to evaluate the material I had read.
Chapter 14, The Power of Perception, has some real gems, "Sinners are not free to elect Godly men. Cannibals elect cannibal kings, don't they? And through the dominating influence of cannibal kings, cannibals can never hope to be anything except better cannibals. Like cannibals, hypocrites keep electing dishonest politicians to tell they what they want to hear. Generally, the masses have little tolerance for honesty."
And, last, but not least, (page 270) Masters says this: "I strongly recommend the excellent 1962 movie The Manchurian Candidate - starring Frank Sinatra, Lawrence Harvey and Angela Lansbury, as well as Richard Condon's 1959 book by the same title -- upon which the 1962 version of the movie was very faithfully based. The means and control and programming portrayed in that book are more than likely." He also recommends you not bother with the remake starring the very talented, Denzel Washington, because it isn't faithful to the original book. But, do rent the movie with Sinatra if you haven't seen it. I absolutely believe the masses were skillfully manipulated by hypnotic trance into elevating Obama/Soetoro to literally Messiah status during his illegal run for president:
"No one saw him coming ... like Jesus being born in a manger" http://obamamessiah.blogspot.com/
EAST POINT, Ga.—The day after Barack Obama was elected president, Larry Younginer knelt in front of the congregants at his suburban Atlanta church and offered a prayer of thanks. "Lord, we have again come to you in prayer, and you have heard our cries from heaven, and you have sent us again from the state called Illinois, a man called Barack to heal our land," said Younginer, a 62-year-old retired information systems worker at Coca Cola in Atlanta. "We pray that you will build a hedge around him that will protect him from those who would do him harm."
Go to the web site above and see the photos of Obama/Soetoro in photo ops with a halo behind his head.
Read the comments below the photos and ask yourself: Have you ever seen anything like it before in a presidential race?
Make your enemy work for their own death while believing it's a good idea.
Let me also use this column to promote the audio and data CD titled 'Coping Strategies' for Warriors, Family Members and Professionals available from Patriot Outreach. That effort is spearheaded by Roy Masters. My husband is a Viet Nam veteran and has been in combat. While some veterans come home from the theater of operations they call war and do fine, many thousands of soldiers have a very difficult time when returning from combat and/or prolonged absence from their family, married or not. Military wives also experience depression and, yes, even though they love their husband, resentment due to long periods away. The emptiness, loneliness and stress of being without their life's partner (especially with children) is the cause of many divorces in our military.
Let me quote, David Kupelian, from Worldnetdaily who not only did a superb job in summing up Coping Strategies, their coverage has helped increase the number of CDs being made available:
"The "Coping Strategies" CD includes two parts: 1) an audio program called "Be Still and Know" – a state-of-the-art mindfulness exercise, which, as the Department of Veterans Affairs states, is recognized as a "benefit to trauma survivors" since it can "increase your ability to cope with difficult emotions, such as anxiety and depression," thus significantly enhancing the ability to handle stress. And 2) additional audio programs on overcoming stress, fear and pain, as well as field manuals, guidelines, DoD reports, articles and resources that are available on the computer data section of the CD.
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"I reached the conclusion," said Harris, "that I didn't give a damn if I could prove it worked medically, because I know it works. Besides, it's so much better than what most of the soldiers are now getting – which is nothing."
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Bobby Kennedy assassin brainwashed by 'girl in polka dot dress'
The man convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 was brainwashed into shooting him by a mysterious girl in a polka dot dress, his lawyers have claimed.
By Andrew Osborn
29 Apr 2011
In a bizarre twist more than forty years after the high-profile killing, lawyers for Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian man convicted of the shooting, have submitted new evidence which they say shows their client was manipulated by the mystery girl and had no sense of what he was doing.
"I thought that I was at the (rifle) range more than I was shooting at any person, let alone Bobby Kennedy," Mr Sirhan told a hypnotist hired by his legal team to interview him about the murder. "I didn't know that I had a gun."
The papers, which have been filed in a federal court, suggest that Sirhan was used as a decoy and a second person actually shot and killed Kennedy.
The assassination of Bobby Kennedy at a hotel in Los Angeles on 5 June 1968 rocked the US political establishment, robbing the Democratic party of a promising presidential candidate and came just five years after his brother, President John F. Kennedy, was shot dead.
Now aged 67 and serving life in prison, Mr Sirhan is mounting a fresh attempt to portray himself as an innocent.
Under hypnosis, he said that a mystery girl had let him into the pantry of the hotel where the shooting had taken place and had pinched him on the shoulder, a gesture which he said had sent him into "range mode." In that mode, all he could see were circles with targets in front of his eyes as if he was on a firing range, he claimed. "I was fascinated with her looks," he said. "She never said much. It was very erotic. I was consumed by her. She was a seductress with an unspoken unavailability." Witnesses have spoken in the past of seeing a mystery girl running from the hotel shouting "We shot Kennedy" but she has never been identified.
Sirhan was denied parole in March by a panel that said he had not shown sufficient remorse for the killing.
Assassin's Lawyer Says Sirhan Sirhan Was Brainwashed
By Russell Goldman 
March 1, 2011
A lawyer for Sirhan Sirhan, the confessed assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, plans to present new evidence at a parole board hearing suggesting that he did not act alone, was potentially brain washed and cannot remember anything about the 43-year-old shooting.
"There is no question he was hypno-programmed," lawyer William F. Pepper told ABCNews.com. "He was set up. He was used. He was manipulated."
Sirhan will appear before a California parole board on Wednesday for the 14th time since his May 1969 sentencing. It is the first time he will be represented by Pepper.
Taking a page from the conspiracies that have dogged the assassination of Kennedy's brother President John F. Kennedy, Pepper plans to introduce new evidence that suggests there was a second gunman who fatally shot RFK in the kitchen of a Los Angeles hotel, following his victory in the 1968 California presidential primary.
Pepper said he believes Sirhan was "hypno-programmed," essentially brainwashed to kill Kennedy and his
memories were then erased.
The lawyer's tale has all the makings of a great conspiracy theory, if not a science fiction thriller akin to the "Manchurian Candidate."
"Ten independent witnesses say Sirhan was always in front of Bobby, never behind him," said Pepper, "but the autopsy says Bobby was shot at close range from behind the right ear."
Pepper says he believes he knows who ordered Sirhan to shoot Kennedy, but won't yet say who it is. He said in addition to the parole hearing, he is preparing an appeal.
Pepper said Sirhan is "remorseful" for his role in the 1968 assassination of Kennedy, but the gunman "does not remember anything about the shooting."
The image of Sirhan sitting in a California prison cell in 2011 regretting a crime he does not remember does not jibe with a defiant Sirhan sitting a California courtroom in 1969.
At his trial, Sirhan confessed to the crime and declared he had committed it "with 20 years of malice aforethought."
Second Gunman Conspiracy Theory
Members of the Kennedy family declined to discuss the claims by Sirhan's lawyer.
The second gunman theory is not new, said Cyril Wecht, a renowned forensic pathologist and one of two independent physicians who examined Kennedy's body. Wecht was also one of nine forensic pathologists on a panel who reexamined the JFK assassination, but the only one who dissented from the single bullet theory.
Wecht said the coroner in the RFK case gave "unchallenged, unequivocal" testimony to the grand jury that Kennedy had been shot from behind at close range. Witnesses all put Sirhan in front of Kennedy.
Wecht said it was scientifically plausible to hypnotize someone and induce them to murder, but said he did not know if there was enough evidence to suggest that in Sirhan's case.
Parole hearings are typically not the platform to introduce new evidence, or retry a case. Boards typically want to hear convicts express remorse for their crimes, not deny remembering them.
But Pepper says "There is an exception when the factual narrative is wrong. Counsel has the right to correct those facts. I don't know why prior counsel never did that. I am going to clarify the record."
A spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said she cannot comment on the specifics of Sirhan's case, but parole board hearings generally "are not to decide guilt or innocence."
"The board accepts as fact the guilty verdict," said Terry Thornton. "The purpose is to determine if or when an inmate can return to society."
Pepper successfully won a 1999 civil case against the city of Memphis, in which he argued Memphis police were involved in the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., for which James Earl Ray, the only suspect was
convicted in 1969.
Pepper said Sirhan had been examined by Daniel Brown, a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, who found he was "easily hypnotized" and was not faking his inability to remember the crime.
Brown was travelling and could not be reached by ABCNews.com for comment.
"[Sirhan] has whole blocks in his mind that are missing," Pepper said. "He doesn't remember anything,
Sirhan Sirhan, convicted killer of Senator Robert Kennedy, pleads his case to the parole board at Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, Calif, June 18, 1997. A lawyer for Sirhan Sirhan, the confessed assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, plans to present new evidence at a parole board hearing this week, suggesting that the Palestinian did not act alone, was potentially brain washed and cannot remember anything about the 40-year-old shooting. Close
Kennedy's Bodyguard Remembers
Sirhan might not remember what took place in the kitchen of L.A.'s Ambassador Hotel on June 14, 1968, but history has not forgotten.
Kennedy, then a U.S. senator from New York, was making his way through the hotel's kitchen soon after winning the Democratic primary. Sirhan entered the kitchen, fired on Kennedy and was soon subdued as bodyguards smashed his hand against a steam table. Sirhan continued to fire, emptying all the bullets in his pistol from his immobilized hand as bullets ricocheted around the kitchen.
Rosey Grier, a former NFL player who had joined Kennedy's security team, entered the kitchen just after the shots were fired and helped subdue Sirhan.
Grier told ABC News.com that he didn't know for sure if Sirhan acted alone. But, he said: "All I know is that he was the man who had the gun. I took the gun out of his hand. He was that man. Evidence wise, I believe police did their job in finding out where the bullet came from."
Grier said Sirhan had "a right to do what he has to get justice," but would not comment on whether he believed Sirhan had been hypnotized, or was worthy of parole.
Who Killed Robert Kennedy?
by Philip Melanson
Odonian Press, 1993, paper
Robert F. Kennedy was shot down just after midnight on June 5, 1968, minutes after proclaiming victory in the California Democratic presidential primary. His assassination had an enormous effect on the course of American politics. The country lost a prominent critic of the Vietnam war and a committed champion of civil rights: the Democratic party lost its strongest presidential contender, enabling Republican candidate Richard Nixon to win the November election. More than four-fifths of all Americans are convinced that they haven't been told the truth about President John Kennedy's assassination. Far fewer are aware that the investigation into Robert Kennedy's death was just as flawed and corrupt.
Murder in Los Angeles
Bobby Kennedy (as he was almost always called) hadn't planned to run for the democratic nomination in 1968. Many of his closest political advisors encouraged him to wait until 1972, when he had a better chance of winning. In 1968, Kennedy would be facing an incumbent president, Lyndon Johnson, who was still popular in the polls-despite growing protest against his escalation of the Vietnam War.
But then Eugene McCarthy, the other democratic presidential contender, captured 42% of the vote in the March 12 New Hampshire primary. That meant Johnson was vulnerable-and that Kennedy had a chance to win.
Kennedy's entry into the race on March 16 angered Johnson and McCarthy supporters alike. But Kennedy was convinced that if Johnson won, there'd be "more war, more troops [and] more killing"-and less money for the domestic programs he'd so vigorously supported as Senator. McCarthy opposed the war, but Kennedy wasn't convinced he could win the presidency, even if he captured the nomination.
By the June 4 California primary, Johnson had dropped out of the race and Hubert Humphrey, his vice-president, had announced his own candidacy. Kennedy had won important victories in the Indiana, District of Columbia and Nebraska primaries, but the nomination was still far from secure. California would be a key test-whoever captured that state's 174 convention delegates would have the best chance of becoming the party's presidential candidate.
Early California returns showed McCarthy ahead. But then Kennedy pulled into the lead, and by late evening it was clear he'd taken the state. To celebrate the victory and to hear Kennedy speak, a beyond-capacity crowd of over 1800 supporters began to gather at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
The assassination
Tired but jubilant, Robert Kennedy stepped to the podium in the hotel ballroom and stood looking out over the sea of straw hats, balloons and smiling faces. He addressed the crowd with the same message of hope that had characterized his campaign. Lamenting the "division, the violence [and] the disenchantment" within America, he expressed confidence that "we can start to work together. We are a great country, an unselfish country and a compassionate country. I intend to make that my basis for running."
When the applause died down, Kennedy stepped off the podium and started to move toward the crowd. But someone in his party steered him in the opposite direction, toward the backstage exit. Earlier that day, hotel personnel (at the request of Kennedy's aides) had decided to take the Senator on a back route through the hotel's pantry area, to keep him away from the frenzied crowd.
Hotel maitre d' Karl Uecker led Kennedy and more than a dozen members of his entourage into a cramped corridor. Even there the crowd couldn't be completely avoided; dozens of busboys, waiters and campaign workers waited, hoping to get a close-up view. Kennedy smiled, nodded and stopped for an occasional handshake as he moved down the corridor and into the pantry.
It was about 12:15 am. Uecker was still slightly ahead of the Senator and to his right. Uniformed security guard Thane Cesar walked slightly behind, also on Kennedy's right. (In 1968, presidential candidates weren't given secret service protection, so the hotel had hired eight private security guards. Kennedy had requested that the guards keep their distance, so he wouldn't be surrounded by uniformed personnel.)
A young, dark-haired man began to approach Kennedy from the front. He was smiling, and bystanders thought he wanted to shake the Senator's hand. But the smile was betrayed by his words:
"Kennedy, you son of a bitch!"
High school student Lisa Urso saw the young man raise the gun and begin to shoot. "I saw the flash [from the gun] and then I saw the Senator .... He went forward, then moved backward...
Someone called an ambulance and the Senator was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital. There a team of six surgeons labored to remove the bullet lodged in his brain. But his injuries were too severe. At 1:44 pm the next day, Robert F. Kennedy was pronounced dead.
An open-and-shut case
In 1968 it wasn't yet a federal crime to shoot a presidential candidate, so the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) took charge of the investigation into Kennedy's murder. With the FBI's assistance, they spent the next fourteen months investigating the murder.
From the beginning, the LAPD claimed the assassination was an open-and-shut case. Numerous witnesses had seen Sirhan Sirhan, the 24-year-old Palestinian immigrant who'd been apprehended at the crime scene, fire at Kennedy. Sirhan himself admitted he must have shot the Senator (since so many witnesses had seen him), even though he couldn't remember anything about the evening from the time he'd had a cup of coffee with an attractive young woman until after he'd emptied his gun and lay pinned to the pantry steam table.
Sirhan also seemed to have a clear motive. When he was taken into custody, the police found in his pocket a newspaper clipping criticizing RFK for opposing the Vietnam War while favoring military aid to Israel. A background check revealed that as a young child in Palestine, Sirhan had seen the bloodied bodies of Arabs bombed by the Israelis, and his own brother was killed by an enemy truck as it veered to avoid sniper fire. Authorities reasoned that those early experiences had left Sirhan embittered against American politicians, like RFK, who supported Israel.
Even more incriminating was a notebook found in Sirhan's bedroom at his mother's house, in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena. It contained anti-American, procommunist sentiments, and two pages of scrawled, repetitive references to killing RFK. The most damning of these read, "May 18 9:45 AM-68 My determination to eliminate RFK is becoming more the more [sic] of an unshakable obsession ... RFK must die."
The cover-up
From the beginning, a handful of journalists and citizens remained skeptical about the LAPD's conclusions. But when these critics tried to substantiate their suspicions with data from police files, they met massive resistance. The LAPD replied that the files were under lock-and-key, accessible only to those law-enforcement officials with a "need to know." The Los Angeles authorities even initiated legal proceedings against some critics who questioned the official findings.
... the LAPD continued to resist for three more years-until letter campaigns and media coverage made it politically inexpedient to keep the information secret any longer. On April 19, 1988, the files were sent to the California State Archives in Sacramento, where researchers could evaluate the evidence for themselves.
The files made it clear that the LAPD had engaged in a massive cover-up, both during the original investigation and in the intervening twenty years. They'd not only attempted to misconstrue or overlook data that didn't support their lone-assassin view, but they'd actively destroyed evidence that might suggest a conspiracy... Now it learned that:
* The results of the 1968 test firing of Sirhan's gun were missing.
* The test gun used for ballistics comparison and identification was destroyed.
* Over 90% of the audiotaped witness testimony was lost or destroyed. Of the 3470 interviews the LAPD conducted, only 301 were preserved. Key testimony-like 29 witness accounts that suggested conspiracy-was missing, while less important interviews-like that of Sirhan's Bible teacher-remained.
* On August 21, 1968, less than two months after the assassination, 2400 photographs from the original investigation were burned, in the medical-waste incinerator at LA County General Hospital. The LAPD claimed that the photos were duplicates, but there weren't any known logs or inventories of photos that could verify that.
Moreover, Scott Enyart, an amateur photographer who'd been taking pictures the night of the assassination and whose film had been confiscated by police, has never been given back all his photos. His pictures, the only ones that might have captured the actual shooting, weren't in the files.
But even with the limited data that remained, there was still ample evidence to substantiate what critics had been saying all along-that there was a conspiracy to kill RFK.
The evidence for such a conspiracy falls into three key areas. First, it now appears clear that it was impossible for Sirhan to have fired the bullets that killed Kennedy - which means there must have been a second gunman. Second, an abundance of testimony by eye-witnesses suggests that Sirhan had at least two accomplices. Third, Sirhan's political motive-his hatred of RFK for supporting Israel-seems to be either a fabrication of the LAPD or a motive planted by conspirators to divert suspicion 1 from a more sinister plot.
Evidence for a second gunman
... The autopsy revealed three gunshot wounds in Robert Kennedy's body-one behind the right ear, a second near the right armpit and a third 11/2 inches below the armpit wound. A fourth bullet missed his body but pierced the right rear shoulder of his suit coat. All bullets entered from the right rear, at fairly steep upward angles and in a slightly right-to-left direction.
... although witnesses disagree on whether Sirhan shot at RFK while the Senator was turned to his left shaking hands with busboy Juan Romero or whether the handshake had finished and Kennedy was walking forward, all agree that Sirhan approached Kennedy from the front and that the Senator never turned his back to Sirhan.
This is totally inconsistent with the autopsy evidence that the shots came from the rear.
... it's never been shown that it was possible for Sirhan to have fired the fatal shots at RFK. And if he didn't, there must have been a second gunman.
The LAPD's response to the question of extra bullets was to conduct a systematic
cover-up... they destroyed the ceiling tiles and doorframe wood in 1969, as well as records of tests done on the door frames or ceiling tiles. Then, when photos of this crucial area were released, they were identified only by number but lacked captions or labeling. Since there's no corresponding log to indicate what the numbers refer to, they aren't of much use as evidence.
When the destruction of the evidence was revealed in 1975, the LAPD claimed that they'd destroyed the tiles and frame wood because they were "too large to fit into a card file" (needless to say, so is a lot of evidence). Daryl Gates, who at that point was assistant chief of police, claimed that the destruction didn't matter because the tiles and frame wood contained no bullets and therefore weren't evidence.
The DA's office attempted to dispel mounting public suspicion by conducting what critics would dub "the great pantry raid." Investigators descended upon the crime scene to conduct a meticulous search for bullets and bullet holes. Ignoring the fact that the most relevant holes (in the door jamb and ceiling tiles) had been removed and destroyed seven years earlier, they concluded that the one supposedly surviving hole (which in 1968 had allegedly been labeled as a bullet hole) was in fact a nail hole. The day after the raid, an official spokesman dramatically announced that "no other bullets were found last night."
Don Schulman, a runner for KNXT-TV in Los Angeles, also reported seeing a gun other than Sirhan's. He'd been standing behind Kennedy as he walked through the pantry and had seen a security guard fire three times. Immediately after the shooting, Schulman reported his story on the radio and insisted that Kennedy was shot three times. Even though the early media reports and crime--scene witnesses generally asserted that the Senator was hit only twice, Schulman stuck to his story. The autopsy proved him right.
(In later law-enforcement interviews, when Schulman was under pressure to be "absolutely positive" about what he saw, Schulman stated that he didn't see the guard shoot Kennedy, as his first statement seemed to imply. He did assert that he saw the guard fire three times and Kennedy hit three times, but admitted he couldn't necessarily connect the two events.)
When the FBI followed up on Khaiber Khan's story (he was the Kennedy volunteer who'd seen a blond woman at the Wilshire Boulevard headquarters three times prior to the assassination), they found an interesting discrepancy.
Two other workers at the headquarters, Ellenor Severson and Larry Strick, had seen Sirhan there (without a blond companion) at about 2:00 pin on June 2; they also asserted that Khan was present at that time. Strick claimed he'd asked Sirhan if he needed help, and Sirhan had replied, "I'm with him," pointing to Khan. Severson corroborated Strick's story. But Khan claimed that he wasn't at headquarters at that time, that he couldn't remember any such incident and that he'd never seen Sirhan before the assassination.
When the FBI and the LAPD began to pursue this angle of the case, they found that Khan had an interesting history. According to their files, he'd once been influential in the Iranian government and had later fled to the US to escape the Shah. Lately he'd been working at the local Kennedy headquarters, recruiting young volunteers for the campaign.
While this information on Khan's background was true, it was incomplete. In a 1965 article in The Nation, Fred J. Cook revealed important facets of Khan's life that never appeared in the official files. In 1944, at age 20, Khan joined British intelligence and ran an Iranian spy ring. After World War II, he served as a liaison between the occupying allied forces in Iran and several Iranian tribes, and was awarded an aristocratic title for his efforts.
Cook credited Khan with helping the CIA overthrow Iranian Premier Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953. The coup rid the US of the left-leaning premier who'd nationalized a British oil company and put a puppet ruler, Shah Reza Pahiavi, in power.
According to Cook, Khan achieved great power in Iran, until a falling out with the Shah sent him into exile in London. From there he lived an opulent lifestyle, directing his spies to gather damaging evidence about the Shah's finances. In 1963, he entered the US; shortly afterwards, he was able to document the Shah's theft of US foreign aid and bring this to the attention of Congress and the Johnson administration.
Although his public discrediting of the Shah infuriated certain elements of the US State Department (which believed the Shah was an essential pillar of US interests in the Persian Gull), it undoubtedly also had the blessing, if not the backing, of some elements within government and intelligence circles.
There's certainly evidence that Khan was doing something that the British and US governments perceived as worthwhile. In London, two Scotland Yard detectives provided security for him, and he drove a Rolls Royce with Washington DC plates. Once in the US, the House of Representatives filed a bill to grant him political and economic relief from the oppression of the Iranian government.
Given Khan's background, political connections and wealth, it's highly unusual that he would choose to serve the Kennedy campaign as a local volunteer. The timing of his volunteer work is also strange. Although he claimed to have "personally spent considerable time" at Kennedy headquarters, in reality he'd only worked there four days (June 1-4).
Of course, none of these oddities render Khan guilty of anything. But the question remains why the investigating agencies simply ignored Khan's background as a master of espionage... was it because Khan might alert the LAPD to conspiratorial leads that they were determined not to pursue?
Who had a motive?
Who hated Bobby Kennedy enough to have him murdered? RFK began to accrue enemies during his brother's presidency (when he served as attorney general). Both Kennedys angered some of the most powerful individuals or groups in America, including:
* the Mafia, who'd been the victim of the administration's unprecedented crackdown on organized crime (RFK had actually deported New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello)
* FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, who'd been forced by the attorney general to go after the Mafia (Hoover had denied for years that organized crime existed and preferred to concentrate on eliminating "communists")
* elements of the CIA, who'd participated in the 1961 attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro at the Bay of Pigs (the Kennedy brothers who felt they'd been misled by the CIA about the strength of Castro's forces refused to send air support when the invaders met powerful resistance; afterwards, JFK fired CIA director Allen Dulles, and Bobby Kennedy took on a role in CIA policy that was anathema to some of the most swashbuckling CIA veterans)
The old animosities only increased when RFK announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination. Both his old enemies and several new ones had a lot to lose from an RFK presidency. That list included:
* ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, whom RFK, as attorney general, had sent to prison for jury tampering (if RFK became president, Hoffa would have had to serve his entire thirteen year sentence, but President Nixon pardoned him)
* right-wing and racist groups, like the Ku Klux Klan, who feared RFK's strong commitment to civil rights
* Southern California ranchers who feared Kennedy's support of C├ęsar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union-and who, according to an FBI report, had once put out a $500,000 contract on RFK's life (if the union leaders succeeded in organizing thousands of farm workers, the ranchers' profits and power would plummet)
* hard-line cold warriors in the military and intelligence community-even the defense industry-who saw that an RFK presidency would create a complete reversal of US policy in Vietnam
With enemies like these, the pat explanation that Sirhan Sirhan assassinated RFK for his support of Israel seems far less persuasive-especially since RFK's Middle East stance differed very little from the other candidates'. The individuals or groups mentioned above had much more powerful reasons to keep RFK from becoming president in 1968.
Re-opening the case
The question is often asked: why bother to re-investigate this case? It's been so long, why stir up painful memories?
There are at least three arguments for reinvestigation. First, and most obviously, if Sirhan didn't kill RFK, his murderers should be brought to justice.
Second, we need to understand the root causes of the violence that threatens our democratic system. It's important to know whether Robert Kennedy was killed because of a muddled young Palestinian with a political grudge, or because powerful interests in America didn't want him to be president. If the latter's the case, those powerful interests can strike again, whenever they feel threatened.
Third, the LAPD's handling of the case must be reviewed, because law enforcement agencies and officials must be accountable to the public. The JFK and MLK assassinations have both been reviewed by organizations beyond the local jurisdiction, but the RFK assassination case has never been.
Even if it's too late to bring RFK's murderers to justice, it will strengthen American democracy to know the truth about. his murder. That truth can help check the powerful interests who manipulate the American political process to their own ends.
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