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40 Years Since RFK Assassination, Mounting Evidence of CIA Involvement

Rock Creek Free Press

May 19, 2009

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BY MATT SULLIVAN / RCFP

Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated 40 years ago this month at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Sirhan B. Sirhan, a 24 year old immigrant, is the alleged lone gunman and is presently serving a life sentence.

In a new book, An Open and Shut Case, Dr. Robert Joling and Philip Van Praag have joined a growing list of people who don’t believe that Sirhan acted alone.

Joling and Van Praag, both forensic scientists, claim that after analyzing audio recordings of the assassination they have concluded that at least 13 shots were fired. The handgun Sirhan used only had the capacity to fire eight shots. They believe that there were two guns and that the fatal shot came from behind Robert Kennedy, while witnesses claim that Sirhan was in front of Kennedy. According to a March 27, 2008 ABC report by Pierre Thomas, Joling claims, “It can be established conclusively that Sirhan did not shoot Senator Kennedy. And in fact not only did he not do it, he could not have done it.”

Los Angeles Coroner Thomas Noguchi conducted the official autopsy on the body of Robert Francis Kennedy on the morning of June 6, 1968. Noguchi stated that the shot that killed RFK “had entered through the mastoid bone, an inch behind the right ear and had traveled upward to sever the branches of the superior cerebral artery.”

At a conference in Connecticut forensic scientists met to discuss their independent findings. The conference presenters argued that Sirhan Sirhan could not have fired the fatal shot that killed Kennedy. Dr. Robert Joling has studied the Kennedy assassination for nearly 40 years, he concluded that the fatal shot came from behind Kennedy, while Sirhan was four to six feet in front of the senator and never got close enough to shoot him from behind.

Philip Van Praag analyzed the Pruszynski recording (a Canadian journalist’s tape recording) and determined that 13 shots were fired while Kennedy was killed, although Sirhan’s gun only held eight bullets. This suggests that a second shooter was involved in the assassination.

Other questions regarding the assassination of Robert Kennedy have recently been voiced in a new BBC documentary by Shane O’Sullivan, which supports the conclusion that the CIA planned and executed the killing of Robert Kennedy. The result of a three year long investigation includes photographic evidence that puts three senior CIA operatives at the scene of the murder. These three operatives have been positively identified as David Morales, Gordon Campbell and George Joannides. All three men worked together in 1963 at JMWAVE, the CIA’s Miami base for its secret war on Castro.

Again the question of the murder weapon is raised. The LAPD claimed no bullets were found lodged in the “bullet holes”, and yet the doorframes in which some of the bullets had lodged were burned and two expended bullets, dug out of the wood, were found in the front seat of Sirhan’s car. Then inexplicably, the LAPD destroyed their records of the tests that had been done on the “bullet holes” in the doorframe.

Michael Ruppert, former Los Angeles Police detective, author, journalist and editor of From the Wilderness, has conducted his own investigation of the RFK assassination, using inside contacts deep within the LAPD. His investigation definitively proves that the assassination was a CIA operation, and he names Thane Eugene Cesar, a private security guard just hired out of Lockheed, as the triggerman.

As in other high profile crimes, JFK, MLK and 9/11, the investigation was bungled and evidence was destroyed. Van Praag and Joling are talking to other forensic experts around the country and lobbying for the case to be reopened. “What we would basically like to see at this point, is a new investigation certainly based on new facts that we have come up with, take a fresh look at this case and to bring the authorities in,” said Van Praag. (ABC News March 27, 2008, Pierre Thomas). Thomas ends with “The question is whether, after nearly 40 years, authorities will have any interest in reopening a painful chapter in American history.” There is no statue of limitations on murder – no matter how painful.

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we need a true picture of Thane Eugene Cesar, his age, any nicks, aliases, aka's anything at all. (imho)

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we need a true picture of Thane Eugene Cesar, his age, any nicks, aliases, aka's anything at all. (imho)

Ask investigative reporter Dan Moldea, who wrote a book concluding SBS did it. Dan is the godfather to Cesar's kids.

BK

Bill,

Where does that info come from??

John Hunt

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we need a true picture of Thane Eugene Cesar, his age, any nicks, aliases, aka's anything at all. (imho)

Ask investigative reporter Dan Moldea, who wrote a book concluding SBS did it. Dan is the godfather to Cesar's kids.

BK

Bill,

Where does that info come from??

John Hunt

Hi John,

That info comes from my exchanges of emails with Dan. We go back a long way, at least to the American U. Cinema and Politics forum he sat on with John Judge and a half dozen others who evaluated the impact of Ollie Stone's JFK on real life politics - it helped pass the JFK Act, a considerable achievement.

Dan was one of the first to promote the theory that the mafia was responsible for the assassination of JFK, and John Judge and Dan's banter about it - as seen on CSPAN, is now YouTube lore.

We've remained in periodic contact over the years, and he has used some of the Jim Braden material I dug up as evidence tha mob killed Kennedy, and he continues to maintain this theory today, and has been supported by other heavyweights since then - G. R. Blakey, Hartman/Waldron, (Ultimate Sac/Legacy of Secrety) Kaiser (Road to Dallas), all of whom summon the facts to support their theory but ignore other, more pertinent facts that lean towards the real truth.

Although I viametly disagree and in some cases despise these people for what they promote, I also have actually met some of them (Moldea, Blakey) and have maintained communication and an exchange of ideas with them. While John Judge is more quick to judge and condemn, and as a gatekeeper at COPA conferences, tired to keep out the riff-raff and interlopers, I have been more open to discussion with those I disagree with.

Dan and I came together with Jim Braden, who I had developed original research on, and shared with the first chief counsel to the HSCA Richard Sprague. When Dan's mob did it theory was adopted by the second chief counsel, G. R. Blakey, there was a sudden emphesis on all things that pointed to the mob, and Braden was a natural.

I shared everything I had on Braden with everybody and everybody, and still want desperately to interview Braden, but have been unable to locate him.

Dan however, says he got a phone call from Braden, which he tape recorded, and excerpted in his book on J. E. Hover (Which I haven't been able to get), in which Braden says a lot of interesting things. I offered to transcribe this tape for Dan, and he said he would get back to me on it but never has).

In any case, with the recent resurgence of interest in the RFK assassination, I had an exchange of emils with Dan in which he told me that he met Cesar in the course of his research for his book on the RFK assassination, and got to know him personally, and is honored to be the godfather of Cesar's kids.

Now I don't believe a lot of what Dan Moleda says about the mob, but I do believe that he's the godfather to TECJr., and there may be a mention of this on his web site.

It's not uncommon for reporters and investigative journalists to become personally involved with the subjects of thier stories.

BK

Hey, I found it in one Google:

http://www.moldea.com/Response-SOS.html

DEM: "With regard to the “godfather” issue, Cesar was so grateful to me for clearing him in my 1995 book that he asked me to be the godfather of his youngest child in 1999. Knowing that I was never going to write another book about Senator Kennedy's murder, I accepted this honor from the Cesar family without any fear of a conflict of interest."

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For those of you who haven't read Moldea's book on the RFK assassination, you should do so. It's one of the oddest books ever written; it kind of parallels the HSCA investigation into JFK's death, in reverse. In the HSCA investigation, as we all know, Blakey and co. made certain that nothing was truly investigated and they supported every single ridiculous conclusion of the Warren Commission. Then, due to the last minute introduction of the acoustics evidence, they inexplicably concluded that there had been a "probable conspiracy." This conclusion contradicted all of their "investigation."

In Moldea's book, he proved conclusively, as many others have, that Sirhan could not have fired all the shots in the pantry. However, like the HSCA, at the last minute he suddenly switched gears completely and concluded that Sirhan was the lone assassin. If I recall, his mysterious epiphany occured during one of his many meetings in prison with Sirhan. Moldea suddenly knew that Sirhan had been lying to him all the time. Yeah, really a convincing explanation. It's almost as if the intent all along had been to write a decent book about the case, but someone or something at the last minute changed direction, without going back and editing any of the book.

I tried to confront Moldea about this on another forum years ago. He ignored my post.

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we need a true picture of Thane Eugene Cesar, his age, any nicks, aliases, aka's anything at all. (imho)

Ask investigative reporter Dan Moldea, who wrote a book concluding SBS did it. Dan is the godfather to Cesar's kids.

BK

Bill,

Where does that info come from??

John Hunt

Hi John,

That info comes from my exchanges of emails with Dan. We go back a long way, at least to the American U. Cinema and Politics forum he sat on with John Judge and a half dozen others who evaluated the impact of Ollie Stone's JFK on real life politics - it helped pass the JFK Act, a considerable achievement.

Dan was one of the first to promote the theory that the mafia was responsible for the assassination of JFK, and John Judge and Dan's banter about it - as seen on CSPAN, is now YouTube lore.

We've remained in periodic contact over the years, and he has used some of the Jim Braden material I dug up as evidence tha mob killed Kennedy, and he continues to maintain this theory today, and has been supported by other heavyweights since then - G. R. Blakey, Hartman/Waldron, (Ultimate Sac/Legacy of Secrety) Kaiser (Road to Dallas), all of whom summon the facts to support their theory but ignore other, more pertinent facts that lean towards the real truth.

Although I viametly disagree and in some cases despise these people for what they promote, I also have actually met some of them (Moldea, Blakey) and have maintained communication and an exchange of ideas with them. While John Judge is more quick to judge and condemn, and as a gatekeeper at COPA conferences, tired to keep out the riff-raff and interlopers, I have been more open to discussion with those I disagree with.

Dan and I came together with Jim Braden, who I had developed original research on, and shared with the first chief counsel to the HSCA Richard Sprague. When Dan's mob did it theory was adopted by the second chief counsel, G. R. Blakey, there was a sudden emphesis on all things that pointed to the mob, and Braden was a natural.

I shared everything I had on Braden with everybody and everybody, and still want desperately to interview Braden, but have been unable to locate him.

Dan however, says he got a phone call from Braden, which he tape recorded, and excerpted in his book on J. E. Hover (Which I haven't been able to get), in which Braden says a lot of interesting things. I offered to transcribe this tape for Dan, and he said he would get back to me on it but never has).

In any case, with the recent resurgence of interest in the RFK assassination, I had an exchange of emils with Dan in which he told me that he met Cesar in the course of his research for his book on the RFK assassination, and got to know him personally, and is honored to be the godfather of Cesar's kids.

Now I don't believe a lot of what Dan Moleda says about the mob, but I do believe that he's the godfather to TECJr., and there may be a mention of this on his web site.

It's not uncommon for reporters and investigative journalists to become personally involved with the subjects of thier stories.

BK

Hey, I found it in one Google:

http://www.moldea.com/Response-SOS.html

DEM: "With regard to the “godfather” issue, Cesar was so grateful to me for clearing him in my 1995 book that he asked me to be the godfather of his youngest child in 1999. Knowing that I was never going to write another book about Senator Kennedy's murder, I accepted this honor from the Cesar family without any fear of a conflict of interest."

I have had a fairly good relationship with Dan over the years. However, he is very touchy about the subject of his RFK book. It has been discussed at some length here:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=6747

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