June 5, 1968, Los Angeles, California
Robert F. Kennedy had just won the California and South Dakota primary elections for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States when he was shot multiple times as he was being escorted through the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel after delivering a victory speech. He died about 26 hours later. His assassination came about five years after that of his older brother, President John F. Kennedy, in Dallas in 1963.
Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian/Jordanian immigrant, was convicted of the assassination and is still serving a life sentence. But although the disturbed 24 year old was certainly firing a gun in Kennedy’s general direction, his gun held only 8 bullets. And Kennedy’s fatal shots came from behind him. Witnesses and forensic scientists agree: there was a second shooter. And RFK wasn’t killed by Sirhan Sirhan.
In 2008, during the annual symposium hosted by the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, experts from all over the world joined to discuss conspiracies and solving complex crimes. There forensic scientists familiar with the assassination presented clear evidence that the official story of RFK’s murder is untrue and that an innocent man was convicted.
The Evidence and the Witnesses
An audio recording taken at the time of the shootings, witnesses to the event, and Kennedy’s wounds suggest that at least two people were firing in that kitchen shortly after midnight. Since Sirhan Sirhan was apprehended with the gun still smoking in his hand, he can be established as the first shooter, but was only able to fire two shots before he was partially restrained, able to fire more shots but not aimed directly at RFK. Witnesses reported shots being fired very close to Kennedy, from a second source. This would explain why at least 13 shots were fired when Sirhan’s weapon only held eight bullets.
One witness, Nina Rhodes-Hughes told CNN in 2012 that Sirhan was not the only gunman firing shots and was willing to testify for Sirhan’s newest defense team during the legal challenge to his 1969 conviction. She also said that authorities had altered her account of the crime.
“The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress”
Witnesses reported that a woman wearing a dress (mostly described as having polka-dots, perhaps black and white) was seen with Sirhan before the shooting. Multiple witnesses noticed this woman who seemed “expressionless” and “out of place,” at the event, where most in attendance were celebrating Kennedy’s latest political victory on the road to the White House. One witness said he heard this woman say “we shot him,” as she ran from the pantry. Sirhan Sirhan pled insanity at his trial and confessed to killing Kennedy, while he maintained he remembered nothing that transpired at the time the shots were fired. But he recanted his confession after the trial. Was this woman Sirhan’s “handler,” involved in brainwashing Sirhan in a Manchurian Candidate operation? Sirhan has stated repeatedly that he was a victim of mind control, something the CIA had invested in and experimented in heavily during Project MKUltra in the 1950′s and 60′s. These grisly experiments involved human subjects.
The Bow Tie and the Security Guard
Lying close to Kennedy’s wounded body in a photograph taken just after the shooting is a bow-tie. The tie belonged to Thane Eugene Cesar, the security guard escorting Kennedy through the kitchen, behind him and holding his right arm. Cesar was a critic of the Kennedy brothers, with a shadowy background, and had owned a .22 caliber handgun. He told officials he’d sold the gun before the murder, but a later investigation revealed that Cesar did not sell the weapon until three months after the assassination. One witness, a television producer said he saw Cesar with his gun drawn during the shooting and later pointing it toward the floor after the shooting had stopped. Another witness, a “runner” for a local TV station actually said he saw Cesar firing his weapon.
Is it coincidence that so many witnesses and forensics experts refute the official stories of the assassinations of two powerful political figures from the same family? The major news media maintains accounts that seem to be in contradiction to the evidence to this day.