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June 5, 1968 - On This Day In History: Robert F. Kennedy Shot
History.com ^ | June 5, 2007 | History.com

Posted on 06/05/2007 9:38:26 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

1968 - Robert F. Kennedy shot

At 12:50 a.m. PDT, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a presidential candidate, is shot three times in a hail of gunfire in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Five others were wounded. The senator had just completed a speech celebrating his victory in the California presidential primary. The shooter, Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan, had a smoking .22 revolver wrested from his grip and was promptly arrested. Kennedy, critically wounded, was rushed to the hospital, where he fought for his life in the next 24 hours. On the morning of June 6, he died. He was 42 years old.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: assasination; assassin; history; islamofascism; kennedy; palestinian; rfk
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"The shooter, Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan, had a smoking .22 revolver wrested from his grip..."

Sirhan Sirhan was one of the first Islamofascist terrorists. He fired the first shot 39 years ago that has since put Western Civilization in a clash against radical Islamofascism.

1 posted on 06/05/2007 9:38:30 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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RFK victory speech at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
2 posted on 06/05/2007 9:39:54 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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A mortally wounded RFK... Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
3 posted on 06/05/2007 9:40:32 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Not to dispute the threat of the Islamists but Sirhan was Christian.


4 posted on 06/05/2007 9:40:38 AM PDT by Borges
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The rat bastard Palestinian assassin is immediately caught and arrested... Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
5 posted on 06/05/2007 9:41:37 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Borges
Not to dispute the threat of the Islamists but Sirhan was Christian.

Maybe that's why "the swimmer" hates us so much

6 posted on 06/05/2007 9:41:57 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Man, that was 40 years ago? And I’m still being told to mow the lawn.


7 posted on 06/05/2007 9:42:11 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: P8riot

The Swimmer has killed as many people as Sirhan Sirhan.


8 posted on 06/05/2007 9:42:38 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: DogByte6RER

Prayers to the family on this difficult day.


9 posted on 06/05/2007 9:43:09 AM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I watched his victory speech on TV then went to bed when he finished. Good thing since I had to get to my summer job at 7:00am. Was trying to date a girl I was working with who was a RFK fan, but when she found out I supported Reagan, it was over.


10 posted on 06/05/2007 9:44:00 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Borges
Not to dispute the threat of the Islamists but Sirhan was Christian.

Silly Borges! Never let facts get in the way of an anti-Islamic rant.

From his Wikipedia article:

Sirhan was born to Palestinian Christian parents in Jerusalem and was raised in the Maronite Church. In his adult life, however, he made several religious conversions, joining Baptist and Seventh-day Adventist Churches, and dabbled in the occult.
(P.S.: I know, Wikipedia isn't always reliable)
11 posted on 06/05/2007 9:45:33 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (Said the perpetually dejected Mets fan.)
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To: DogByte6RER

My God, thirty nine years ago....imagine....I remember it like it happened yesterday, still sends shivers down my spine, wonder what this country would be like now if Jack and Bobby lived.............


12 posted on 06/05/2007 9:47:07 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (My House is Guarded By A Shotgun 3 Days A Week.... Guess Which Days.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Not to be crude, but I always thought that photo of the waiter appeared a bit staged, why isn’t someone trying to help the Senator - if he is still alive in that photo? I had no idea Bobby was only 42.


13 posted on 06/05/2007 9:50:18 AM PDT by SF Republican
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To: DogByte6RER

I met, or at least witnessed, RFK at a party the summer before this happened. What a prima donna.

He was up in his room after all the guests arrived, and the host and hostess were frantic because it looked as if he would refuse to come down and be seen.

Then Mike Mansfield arrived. When RFK heard he was there, he decided he had better come down after all, because Mansfield wasn’t someone he could afford to cross.


14 posted on 06/05/2007 9:51:54 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rockabyebaby

“My God, thirty nine years ago....imagine....I remember it like it happened yesterday, still sends shivers down my spine, wonder what this country would be like now if Jack and Bobby lived.............”

...a complete socialist state. With Teddy at the helm. Teddy would’ve had strict instructions from Jack and Bobby to keep his big red nose clean so as to not hurt the name. Jack, being unable to keep his trouser snake where it belonged, would’ve been the extent of “released” controversy in the family.


15 posted on 06/05/2007 9:54:33 AM PDT by albie
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To: DogByte6RER

Why all the fawning over this dead POS??? He was one of the most crooked AG’s ever.


16 posted on 06/05/2007 9:56:44 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Nosotros no hablamos espaŮol.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan

Obviously, the Jooooooooz drove him to it, much like they did Mohammed Atta and co. on 9/11. [/sarc]
17 posted on 06/05/2007 9:57:53 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: Borges

CINO. He certainly didn’t assassinate Bobby Kennedy by any verse from the New Testament.


18 posted on 06/05/2007 10:01:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: DogByte6RER

I read a book recently whose author theorizes that Sirhan was a pawn and Onassis was actually behind RFK’s murder. I’m not sure I buy it, but the book is pretty well documented.


19 posted on 06/05/2007 10:03:47 AM PDT by Huntress (The United States already has enough people with college degrees. Who is going to cut their tobacco?)
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To: RacerF150
Why all the fawning over this dead POS???

You're just as bad as all the libs crowing over the death of Falwell last month. Let's try to be better than them.
20 posted on 06/05/2007 10:06:50 AM PDT by mngran
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To: DogByte6RER; Salem; Alouette; SJackson; blam; struwwelpeter; Esther Ruth; Cindy

It’s only a few cases but stuff *seems* to follow on over here the next year.

1967 - Arabs lose Six-Day War
1968 - Palestinian assassinates Bobby Kennedy

1973 - Arabs lose Yom Kippur War
1974 - OPEC (not all Middle East of course) began gas war on America

1982 - Israel battles PLO in Southern Lebanon
1983 - Jihadists strike U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon

2000 - Arafat begins Intifada against Israel
2000 - Jihadists attack USS Cole in Aden, Yemen
2001 - Jihadists strike on 9/11


21 posted on 06/05/2007 10:07:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: DogByte6RER

I watched the re-running of From the Earth to the Moon on the Science channel...(originally run on HBO in 1998).

the episode was called 1968.

So much came down that year.....it was a never ending mess, set in motion, for the most part, by LBJ.

one scene depicted the death of RFK.

the end depicted the Christmas orbiting of the Moon in Apollo 8, by Borman, Lovell and Anders. On Christmas eve they read from the Bible and wished everyone on the earth a Merry Christmas. It brought a tear watching the show, as it did to me in 1968 when it actually happened.

The flight to the moon that saved 1968.


22 posted on 06/05/2007 10:08:16 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: AU72
Was trying to date a girl I was working with who was a RFK fan, but when she found out I supported Reagan, it was over.

I know that his isn't the subject of this thread, but couldn't help adding to what you said. I had a friend (not even a dating relationship) who cut me off because we didn't agree on politics. Seems to be a liberal thing: I know of no conservatives who act that way.

23 posted on 06/05/2007 10:09:05 AM PDT by LantzALot (Yes, itís my opinion. No, itís not humble.)
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To: AU72
I watched his victory speech on TV then went to bed when he finished.

I fell asleep in front of the TV. When I began to hear the words "Kennedy shot" I thought I was reliving November 1963.

24 posted on 06/05/2007 10:11:42 AM PDT by LantzALot (Yes, itís my opinion. No, itís not humble.)
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To: RacerF150

Actually, he was crooked but in an honest way. JFK and Bobby got the Mafia to help steal the Presidential election, then they turned on the Mafia with hearings and investigations.

The karmic part of the assassination was that without Ted Kennedy’s screwing up immigration laws, his brother would not have been assassinated - Teddy put through the 1965 immigration bill that let turd worlders into America - like Sirhan Sirhan.


25 posted on 06/05/2007 10:11:55 AM PDT by Howard Jarvis Admirer (Howard Jarvis, the foe of the tax collector and friend of the California homeowner)
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To: CT-Freeper
(P.S.: I know, Wikipedia isn't always reliable)

You quoted from Wikipedia to dispell an Islamofacinaziwhatever rant? Are you going to let simple facts get in the way of whipping up another mindless frenzy?!?

26 posted on 06/05/2007 10:14:52 AM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: mngran
You're just as bad as all the libs crowing over the death of Falwell last month. Let's try to be better than them.

I'm just being honest, plus you are missing the difference. The Rev Falwell was never in a position of (governmental) power over other people, while RFK choose to seek that power. Nobody was ever under Falwell's thumb, but Bobby lived for control over others.

27 posted on 06/05/2007 10:20:24 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Nosotros no hablamos espaŮol.)
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To: LantzALot
I know of no conservatives who act that way.

There is no way I could have ever dated, much less married a liberal.

28 posted on 06/05/2007 10:22:23 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s surprising they even mention who clipped him.


29 posted on 06/05/2007 10:22:33 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: rockabyebaby
wonder what this country would be like now if Jack and Bobby lived.............

As a wise Freeper said (I don't recall their name) perhaps Ted is still around to show us.

30 posted on 06/05/2007 10:25:22 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (President Bush - The Enabler)
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To: DogByte6RER

They double-crossed the mob, tried to kill Fidel, angered the Russians, slept with all sorts of different women - some married to powerful men. The list of suspects in the Kennedy assassinations should be quite lenghty.


31 posted on 06/05/2007 10:25:38 AM PDT by hometoroost (TSA = Thousands Standing Around)
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To: dfwgator
There is no way I could have ever dated, much less married a liberal.

Oh, I'm with you on that one. As I said, this wasn't even a dating relationship, let alone one that might have led to marriage.

BTW, I'm grateful that my conservative wife didn't take that approach. When we met, and even during the early years of our marriage, I considered myself liberal.

32 posted on 06/05/2007 10:31:40 AM PDT by LantzALot (Yes, itís my opinion. No, itís not humble.)
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To: Chi-townChief

soulless ones.

33 posted on 06/05/2007 10:39:10 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: Vaquero
...the end depicted the Christmas orbiting of the Moon in Apollo 8, by Borman, Lovell and Anders. On Christmas eve they read from the Bible and wished everyone on the earth a Merry Christmas. It brought a tear watching the show, as it did to me in 1968 when it actually happened.

I remember that well too, as well as the Kennedy assassination and the King assassination two months earlier. 1968 was certainly a tumultuous year. God Bless Borman, Lovell, and Anders.

35 posted on 06/05/2007 10:56:26 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: DogByte6RER
Sirhan Sirhan was one of the first Islamofascist terrorists. He fired the first shot 39 years ago that has since put Western Civilization in a clash against radical Islamofascism.

He was Christian, as were a number of the terrorists of the early 70s. Sirhan was a loner, but the PFLP was a Christian founded terrorist group to be reckoned with, a PLO member, responsible for a large number of hijackings and airport attacks in the late 60s and 70s. Suicide bombing didn't seem to catch on with them.

36 posted on 06/05/2007 11:08:24 AM PDT by SJackson (Be careful -- with quotations, you can damn anything, Andre Malra ux)
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To: albie

JFK would have been a Reagan Democrat.


37 posted on 06/05/2007 11:10:57 AM PDT by Borges
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To: D-Chivas; RacerF150
Why all the fawning over this dead POS??? He was one of the most crooked AG’s ever...I agree. Sirhan Sirhan did America a favor. My god, can you imagine what RFK would be like if he were alive today? Barf!!!

Sorry, I don't ever think it's good to see a candidte murdered.

38 posted on 06/05/2007 11:11:47 AM PDT by SJackson (Be careful -- with quotations, you can damn anything, Andre Malra ux)
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To: rockabyebaby

‘My God, thirty nine years ago....imagine....I remember it like it happened yesterday, still sends shivers down my spine, wonder what this country would be like now if Jack and Bobby lived.............’

Two geopolitical virgins, the older of which damn near blew the world up twice, was heavily drugged, and carrying on a half dozen affairs at the same time....the younger of which its been said despised anyone that was brighter than he (JFK allegedly said it twice)?

Sorry, THAT thought sends shivers up my spine. They were the two ‘genius’s’ that got us heavily into Vietnam.

No thanks, we’re lucky we survived the Kennedy ‘era’.


39 posted on 06/05/2007 11:16:11 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: SJackson
PFLP was a Christian founded terrorist group

That's an oxymoron.
40 posted on 06/05/2007 11:24:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: F15Eagle
PFLP was a Christian founded terrorist group That's an oxymoron.

A pan-Arab Marxist group, as were all of the original PLO members, enamored of Che, more accurate to call them athiests. Over the years it's become Islamist.

41 posted on 06/05/2007 11:29:06 AM PDT by SJackson (Be careful -- with quotations, you can damn anything, Andre Malra ux)
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To: Badeye

I’ve always wondered if Jack was such a stoner, how could he get it “up” so often for all his chicks?


42 posted on 06/05/2007 11:35:25 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

‘I’ve always wondered if Jack was such a stoner, how could he get it “up” so often for all his chicks?’

Depends on the drug and the constitution of the person taking it in my experience.


43 posted on 06/05/2007 11:39:41 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: dfwgator
"The Swimmer has killed as many people as Sirhan Sirhan."

Directly. That we know of.

If you count the results of policies he's either devised, advocated or supported, the number reaches into the millions in SE asia alone....

44 posted on 06/05/2007 11:45:41 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: rockabyebaby
"...wonder what this country would be like now if Jack and Bobby lived..."

This film suggests at least one possibility.....

45 posted on 06/05/2007 11:49:32 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: SJackson

“Suicide bombing didn’t seem to catch on with them.

Without the virgins, it probably doesn’t seem like such a good idea.


46 posted on 06/05/2007 1:19:42 PM PDT by ga medic
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To: Cicero
Yeah well, I met Mike Mansfield and shook his hand at a lecture-;)

He was no prima donna, just a good man like the West makes'um.

For those too young to know: Senator Mike Mansfield represented his home state of Montana for several terms as a Republican, then was appointed ambassador to Japan.

The way I saw it, Bobby Kennedy stole the thunder of Gene McCartney in his anti-war pursuit of the presidency. He was a prima donna for that reason alone (but your story adds to my beliefs about him).

And then there's the stories about Marilyn......

47 posted on 06/05/2007 3:06:27 PM PDT by happygrl (Dunderhead for HONOR)
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To: happygrl
For those too young to know: Senator Mike Mansfield represented his home state of Montana for several terms as a Republican, then was appointed ambassador to Japan.

Mansfield was a Democrat (and was Senate Majority Leader when the Democrats held the Senate).

48 posted on 06/05/2007 3:13:02 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: DogByte6RER
And on this day the news media went berserk, blaming the shooting on violence in movies, violence on tv, violent comic books, the VN war.

But they held a special hatred for...GUNS!
The JFK, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King shootings were used to kindle the fire, and the Bobby Kennedy killing set off a conflagration.

The result was ,
less violent comic books for a while, a very short while.
Dumbed down TV shows, More kid friendly, less shooting or adult themes.
Movie moguls declared they would police themselves with a rating system (Censorship is gone! More violence and nudity! have at it boys).
And that travesty imposed on us, the 1968 Gun Control Act (the Nazi Weapons act of the 1930’s rewritten by Thomas J. Dodd.)

Dodd had been trying for seven years to get gun control in the US. And the 1968 law was mild compared to what he really wanted. The NRA managed to cool things down a little.

In that year I learned the worst legislation can be bought by PORK! The 1968 GCL was passed only because it contained a large amount of money for each state to be used for “Crime Control”

It’s like another law in 1994 that only passed because it contained a large amount of money for “crime control”, the AWB.

To get a feeling what it was like in 1968, you should go to a public library and take a look at their magazine archives for LIFE, LOOK and SATURDAY EVENING POST to to see what madness we were up against.

49 posted on 06/05/2007 3:16:36 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross on your lawn the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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To: DogByte6RER; The KG9 Kid

Mafia, StoneCutters, LBJ, Castro, Space Aliens, Right Wing Conspiracy....

Oops. Sorry. Wrong Thread.


50 posted on 06/05/2007 3:19:34 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Hunter '08)
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