By Dylan Allman
Let’s begin with Operation CHAOS, a covert CIA program initiated to keep tabs on the anti-Vietnam War and Civil Rights movements. RFK was both a vehement critic of the Vietnam War and a strong advocate for civil rights, making him a prime target for surveillance under this operation. They also knew that, given his strong suspicion that intelligence agencies were likely involved in his brother’s assassination, he would not have treated them favorably once in office.
Next, consider the geopolitical interests at stake. RFK’s diplomatic approach to the Cold War would have hindered military interests and contractors who benefited from hostilities with the Soviet Union. His proposed policies on peace and disarmament were seen as a direct threat to the profitability of the Military-Industrial Complex.
Then there’s his stance on organized crime and corruption. Robert Kennedy was Attorney General under his brother JFK’s administration and initiated a hard crackdown on the Mafia and other criminal syndicates. This made him enemies not just among crime lords but also within the many agencies and departments where these syndicates had connections.
You also can’t overlook the eerie discrepancies in the forensic evidence. The LAPD’s mishandling of key evidence, missing photographs, and ignored ballistic inconsistencies all raise critical questions about the validity of the official narrative. It’s almost as if the investigation was designed to be inconclusive, leaving room for powerful entities to shape the story.
Several photographers were present during the incident, but not all of the photos taken have been made publicly available. Most were confiscated by law enforcement, and some are said to have disappeared or have even been destroyed.
And what about the witnesses whose testimonies were discredited, coerced, or outright ignored? People like Sandra Serrano, who heard suspicious activities and discussions that contradicted the official story, were effectively silenced through tactics of intimidation and disbelief. Her narrative was shockingly consistent, yet her testimony was subjected to relentless scrutiny by investigators. The LAPD administered polygraph tests and conducted an intense, nine-hour interrogation aimed at discrediting her. The tactics used bordered on intimidation and psychological manipulation.
Sirhan, the supposed assassin, was reported to be standing in front of RFK when he fired his gun. Yet, the autopsy report indicates that RFK was shot from behind at point-blank range. Coroner Thomas Noguchi stated that the fatal shot was fired from a distance of approximately one to one and a half inches behind the right ear. How could Sirhan, standing several feet in front of RFK, have inflicted wounds that appeared to come from behind at close range?
Within minutes of RFK’s assassination, Sirhan was apprehended and later convicted as a lone gunman. But how does a man with a .22 caliber revolver, holding only eight rounds, account for the acoustic evidence that suggests more than eight shots were fired?
An audio recording of the event was uncovered decades after the assassination. This tape was analyzed by forensic audio specialists, who found irregularities in the sound patterns. Their analysis suggested more than eight shots being fired in the Ambassador Hotel pantry where Kennedy was shot. Some of the shots in the recording seem to occur too closely together to have been fired from a single revolver, given its mechanical limitations.
Also why was Thane Eugene Cesar, a security guard standing directly behind Kennedy, never investigated despite inconsistencies in his accounts?
Cesar changed his story multiple times regarding his actions and whereabouts during the crucial moments of the assassination. Initially, he stated that he fell to the ground when the shooting started but later changed his story. He admitted that he drew his revolver when the shooting began but denied firing it. It is important to mention that, in the past, he had expressed disdain for the Kennedys and was openly against RFK’s political stances, particularly on issues of civil rights and labor.
Sirhan, on the other hand, never waivered from his story that he has no memory of shooting RFK and his lawyers have presented evidence suggesting he was under some form of hypnosis. Funny enough, the U.S. intelligence agencies have a well-documented history of experimenting with mind control and hypnosis. Project MKUltra, run by the CIA, comes to mind. Sounds like he was a patsy just like Lee Harvey Oswald in the case of his brother assassination.
After RFK’s assassination, a series of political moves and escalations occurred that directly contradicted the ideals he stood for, including the expansion of the Vietnam War, suppression of civil rights movements, and skyrocketing arms expenditures.
To put it bluntly, RFK’s vision for America was an existential threat to the individuals and institutions benefiting from war, social injustice, and corruption. And they had the motive, means, and opportunity to remove that threat.
War is not just murder; it’s a lucrative business for those in the corridors of power. And if you dare stand in the way, you become a target. They will lie, manipulate, and even kill to maintain their grip on power and profit.
Do not forget, the assassination of RFK was not an isolated incident. Only five years prior, his own brother, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated under equally suspicious circumstances. The common thread? Both brothers were challenging the status quo, stepping on powerful toes, and offering a vision for America that didn’t sit well with the dark underbelly of the American political landscape.
This is not an ancient history lesson; this is a wake-up call. The powerful entities that orchestrated such atrocities then are the same to those pulling the strings now. Those in power do not care about you. They will sell you out for more power and a quick buck in a heartbeat.
Don’t let history repeat itself. Don’t let another Kennedy be taken from us. Dig deep, look beyond the headlines, and arm yourself with skepticism and knowledge. Only then can we defend the pillars of liberty, truth, and transparency that should define our great nation.