Yes, 60 years ago, the young 22 year old Robert Kennedy went to what was then, the British mandate of Palestine and his dispatches were published in the Boston Globe on June 3, 4, 5 and 6, 1948. Here are some tidbits:
“Unfortunately for [the Jews, Jerusalem’s water] reservoir is situated in the mountains and it and the whole pipeline are controlled by the Arabs. The British would not let them cut the water off until after May 15th but an Arab told me they would not even do it then. First they would poison it.”
The Arab responsible for the blowing up of the Jewish Agency on March 11, 1948, said “that after the explosion, upon reaching the British post which separated the Jewish section from a small neutral zone set up in the middle of Jerusalem, he was questioned by the British officers in charge. He quite freely admitted what he had done and was given immediate passage with the remark, ‘Nice going.’”
“The Jews informed the British government that 600 Iraqi troops were going to cross into Palestine from Trans-Jordan by the Allenby Bridge on a certain date and requested the British to take appropriate action to prevent this passage. The troops crossed unmolested….I saw several thousand non-Palestinian Arab troops in Palestine, including many of the famed British-trained and equipped Arab legionnaires of King Abdullah [of Trans-Jordan]. There were also soldiers from Syria, Lebanon, Iraq.”
“The Arabs in command believe that eventually victory must be theirs. It is against all law and nature that this Jewish state should exist. They…promise that if it does become a reality it will never have as neighbors anything but hostile countries, which will continue the fight militarily and economically until victory is achieved.”
“The Jews on the other hand believe that in a few more years, if a Jewish state is formed, it will be the only stabilizing factor remaining in the Near and Middle East. The Arab world is made up of many disgruntled factions which would have been at each other’s throats long ago if it had not been for the common war against Zionism.”
Not bad. The young man clearly showed promise. In any case, 20 years later, a vengeful Palestinian named Sirhan Sirhan assassinated him.
“People were six and seven deep,” Juan says, but he got close enough to stick out his hand. As Kennedy grabbed it, Juan heard a bang and felt a flash of heat against his face. Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin, had fired from just off Juan’s shoulder.
“I thought it was firecrackers at first, or a joke in bad taste,” says Juan, but then he saw Kennedy sprawled on the floor and knelt to help him up. “He was looking up at the ceiling, and I thought he’d banged his head. I asked, ‘Are you OK? Can you get up?’ One eye, his left eye, was twitching, and one leg was shaking.”
Juan slipped a hand under the back of Kennedy’s head to lift him and felt warm blood spilling through his fingers.
His slaying gave us a first taste of Mideast terror. But this inconvenient truth has been covered up! Lyndon Johnson administration worried that the truth will turn the American people against the Arabs at a time the administration was trying to pacify in the aftermath of the 1967 Arab oil embargo. The Democratic opponents of the president were as happy then as they are now to blame “the CIA” for the assassination. And American Jews worried they will be blamed. Hence, you can read today that since RFK was a liberal, Sirhan Sirhan would not have had any reason to kill him. A recent movie about the assassination must have been specifically designed to prevent the debunking of the myth which began immediately after the slaying and is still going on:
Sirhan Sirhan, the young Palestinian-American who shot Kennedy, made the attack on the first anniversary of the Six-Day War in Israel. In his private writings, he had demonstrated anger over Kennedy’s positions favoring Israel over the Palestinian cause.”I thought of it as an act of violence motivated by hatred of Israel and of anybody who supported Israel,” said Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor who had worked on Kennedy’s campaign as a volunteer adviser on gun-control policy. “It was in some ways the beginning of Islamic terrorism in America. It was the first shot. A lot of us didn’t recognize it at the time.”
Dershowitz said he came to fully understand the significance of the assassination when he learned that Sirhan had targeted others seen as pro-Israel. About one year after Kennedy’s death, former United Nations ambassador Arthur Goldberg - for whom Dershowitz had clerked on the Supreme Court and with whom he shared a fervent Zionism - told Dershowitz that Sirhan had identified Goldberg as a potential target, too. . . .
Sirhan, a Christian Arab born in Jerusalem, had moved to California as a teenager and was 24 when he shot Kennedy. “My only connection with Robert Kennedy was his sole support of Israel and his deliberate attempt to send those 50 bombers to Israel to obviously do harm to the Palestinians,” he told David Frost in 1989. . . .
. . . during a UN Security Council session on the Six-Day War, a Saudi representative had suggested that Kennedy was controlled by Jewish interests, recalled Frank Mankiewicz, his press secretary.
“See if you can get him to repeat it in prime time,” Kennedy quipped when told of the Saudi criticism.
While there were conversations within the Jewish community about the political motives behind Kennedy’s death, according to Dershowitz, no Jewish or pro-Israel advocacy groups appear to have drawn attention to them. The Anti-Defamation League has still never acknowledged or commemorated the Kennedy assassination as violence targeted at Israel or American Jewry, a spokesman said.
“If anything, they would not do that because the feeling is, ‘Oh, my God, we’ll be blamed for that, too,’ ” Dershowitz said. . . .
In last year’s film “Bobby,” set around Kennedy’s death, fictional characters exhibit suspicion of one another and the direction of their country - but not terrorists with an anti-American agenda.
The rest of the article is little but a list of excuses for the past and ongoing cover up.
What is there to say? Our intellectual elite still believes that a shadowy American government is the real enemy.
In last year’s film “Bobby,” set around Kennedy’s death, fictional characters exhibit suspicion of one another and the direction of their country - but not terrorists with an anti-American agenda.”In 1968,” said John Ridley, the film’s coproducer, people “looked at the government as a more radical force than some foreign element outside the government. In 2008, we might look at [the assassination] and say, ‘Maybe it was Al Qaeda.’ “
But that is precisely what John Ridley and his politically correct and “facts be damned” crowd were determined that we should NOT do. He and Estavez made the movie to prevent Americans from coming to terms with the fact that Mideast terrorists have been slaying Americans for 40 years and they are not done yet. For under such conditions no sane American would entrust the country to a novice like Barack Obama or would put “making history” by electing an affirmative action candidate is the top American priority.
Had he lived, Robert Kennedy would have set them straight. That was the reason he died. It is painful to see how determined his descendents are to ignore his real legacy, his commitment to freedom, i.e., democratic Israel.
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