|RFK's Alleged Assassin (Sirhan Sirhan)
Defence Lawyer says (June 5, 1998)
Attorney at Law
3580 Wilshire Blvd., #1700
Los Angeles CA 90010
|The assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy shortly after midnight on June 5,
1968, changed the course of world history. Senator Kennedy had promised to end
the war in Vietnam if elected as President, as seemed likely to happen following his
victory in the June 4 California Democratic Presidential primary election.
At first glance, the RFK case seems open and shut. After all, Sirhan Sirhan was arrested with a gun in hand
at the scene. There the simplicity ends, however. There is an abundance of evidence which refutes the
official version of this crime.
1. Sirhan was out of position and out of range and therefore could not have shot Robert Kennedy. The Senator was
shot from behind, but all witnesses place Sirhan in front of him in a face-to-face position. All witnesses placed Sirhan's
gun at between 1.5 and 5 feet from Senator Kennedy, but the autopsy findings clearly establish that the Senator was
shot from a weapon held somewhere between less than 1 inch and no more than three inches away. All witnesses
describe Sirhan's gun as having been held horizontally in a normal standing position, but the autopsy report describes
all bullet tracks in Senator Kennedy's body as angled sharply upward, as though fired from below.
2. An armed security guard with strong anti-Kennedy views admitted that he was standing directly in contact with the
Senator to the rear, that he dropped down when the shooting began and that he then pulled his gun. One witness
ignored by police claimed he saw the guard fire. The guard's weapon was never checked. Meanwhile, the one person
who photographed the assassination, Jamie Scott Enyart, was tackled and arrested at gun point. His camera was
seized by police, and his photographs have never been recovered. Los Angeles Police secretly burned 2,410
assassination-related photographs in a county hospital incinerator long beforeSirhan's trial. A Los Angeles jury later
awarded Enyart a substantial verdict for the loss of his photographs.
3. The official autopsy report devastates the prosecution theory that Sirhan shot Robert Kennedy. However,
prosecutors illegally withheld this critical document from defense counsel for four months until after the defense had
unnecessarily conceded Sirhan's identity as the killer during opening statements to the jury.
4. Bullet holes in a door frame at the crime scene which are documented in FBI photographs show that more bullets
were fired than could have come from "Sirhan's" gun. The police never disclosed these bullets, even though their
removal by LAPD criminalists was observed by other police personnel. The door frame in question was then
destroyed under color of a court order issued immediately after Sirhan's trial without notice to the defense.
5. Police switched bullets in order to fabricate evidence lending apparent support to their theory of the case. As has
been noted by Sirhan case researcher Rose Lynn Mangan, Los Angeles police manufactured a comparison
photomicrograph using substitute victim bullets and then falsely presented this photograph as evidencing a match
between the bullet removed from Senator Kennedy's neck and a test bullet fired from "Sirhan's" gun. The use of
substitute bullets in this exhibit ("Special Exhibit 10") is clear from the fact that identifying markings on the bases of
the involved bullets differ from those recorded by physicians when the bullets were recovered.
6. Police behaved as though two guns were recovered at the crime scene, because they fired two revolvers and
obtained test bullets from both weapons. The second gun had been in LAPD custody before the assassination.
Despite police denials, official records confirm that this gun was destroyed by the LAPD long before Sirhan's trial.
7. Dr. Herbert Spiegel, a New York psychiatrist who teaches at Columbia University and who is widely regarded as
among this country's leading experts on hypnosis, has concluded that Sirhan was probably acting out hypnotic
commands when he fired a gun in Senator Kennedy's presence that fateful day. Sirhan himself was so disoriented
following his arrest that he did not even know he had yet to be arraigned. During pre-trial psychiatric examinations in
his cell, Sirhan proved to be the ideal hypnotic subject, climbing the bars without knowing that he was carrying out
post-hypnotic commands. Expert trial testimony established that notebook passages containing repetitions of the
phrase "RFK Must Die" were written in a hypnotic trance, and Sirhan spontaneously reproduced this phrase under
hypnosis when asked in his cell for a description of the Senator. Sirhan's amnesia about the crime was unshaken by
hypnosis and has consistently remained intact.
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Excerpt from The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, William Turner, 1978
After a brief warm-up with the subject, Dr. Herbert Spiegel [a pre-eminent authority on hypnosis] achieves a quick
induction. 'Try to open your eyes, you can't,' he tells the subject, whose eyelids quiver but remain shut. The doctor
confides that there exists a Communist plot aimed at controlling television and paving the way for a takeover. 'You will
alert the networks to it,' he instructs. Then he shifts the subject from the formal or deep trance to the posthypnotic
condition where his eyes open and he appears normal.
Glaring accusingly at Frank McGee [an NBC anchorman], the subject launches into an 'expose' of the Communist threat
to the networks. He talks about dupes in the media and how they are brainwashing the entire nation.
Speigel snaps him out of the trance. The subject can't remember a thing. Later, when the videotape is run for him, his
face mirrors disbelief as he hears and sees himself sloganeering in Birch Society rhetoric. 'I can't conceive of myself
saying those things,' he protests, 'because I don't think that way.'
'Tell me,' [William] Turner [an ex-FBI agent] asked, 'if you had stuck a gun in the subject's hand and instructed him to
shoot McGee, what would he have done?'
'Ah,' the doctor said, 'the ultimate question. I'm afraid he might have shot him.'
Excerpts from: The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, John D. Marks, 1979, ["The Manchurian Candidate" was a
1959 novel about a communist plot to hypnoprogram a soldier to kill the U.S. President. The novel became a movie
starring Frank Sinatra. The government canned the film for a few years because they thought it might cause the people
to wonder and The Manipulation of Human Behavior, A. Bidderman, 1962.]
Stanley Lovell [a chemist working for the OSS, the CIA's predecessor] reasoned that a good way to kill Hitler would be to
hypnotically control a German prisoner to hate the Gestapo and the Nazi regime and then to give the subject a hypnotic
suggestion to assassinate the Fuhrer.
Dr. George Estabrooks [Chair of the Dept. of Psychology at Colgate U. and an advisor to the military on hypnosis]
realized that the only certain way to know whether a person would commit a crime like murder under hypnosis was to have
the person kill someone.
Hypnosis expert Milton Kline says he could create a patsy in three months; an assassin would take him six.
Wells (1941), Rowland (1939), Young (1948), Estabrooks (1943), Wolberg (1945, 1948), and Weitzenhoffer (1949) have
been leading proponents of the view that provided the hypnotist's technique is adequate, the subject in hypnosis may be
forced to do anything.
James Earl Ray visited several psychologists and hypnotists in Los Angeles, two weeks before allegedly killing Martin
Luther King (HSCA Hearings 3:196, 1979) and a psychiatrist testified that Robert Kennedy's alleged assassin, Sirhan
Sirhan, killed Kennedy [or created a diversion for the real assassin] while in a self-induced hypnotic trance and that he
succumbed to hypnosis practically at a snap of the fingers. John Lennon's assassin was probably hypnoprogrammed
(Who Killed John Lennon, Fenton Bresler, 1989). The Watergate Hearings brought out the fact that Howard Hunt was
involved with Arthur Bremer, who was probably hypnoprogrammed to shoot at George Wallace.
These and other issues of Constitutional dimension are currently before the California Supreme Court, which is
considering a habeas corpus petition seeking an evidentiary hearing and a new trial for Sirhan. Meanwhile, this
historic crime remains unsolved. Its true perpetrators have never been brought to justice. One victim was killed, and
five others were wounded. The seventh victim of this dastardly plot, Sirhan Sirhan, has been confined for thirty years
for a crime he did not commit.
|The Plutocrat's Murder of Robert F. Kennedy
|Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the brother of murdered (by the CIA)
John F. Kennedy was murdered so that RFK would not launch an
investigation into the coup d'etat of JFK. Kennedy's father
appeased Hitler. Sirhan, the alleged assassin of RFK was a
hypnoprogrammed, a Manchurian candidate.