Skip to comments.June 5, 1968 - On This Day In History: Robert F. Kennedy Shot
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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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.
Not to dispute the threat of the Islamists but Sirhan was Christian.
Maybe that's why "the swimmer" hates us so much
Man, that was 40 years ago? And I’m still being told to mow the lawn.
The Swimmer has killed as many people as Sirhan Sirhan.
Prayers to the family on this difficult day.
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.
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)
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.............
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.
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.
“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.
Why all the fawning over this dead POS??? He was one of the most crooked AG’s ever.
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.
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.
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.
I fell asleep in front of the TV. When I began to hear the words "Kennedy shot" I thought I was reliving November 1963.
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.
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?!?
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.
There is no way I could have ever dated, much less married a liberal.
It’s surprising they even mention who clipped him.
As a wise Freeper said (I don't recall their name) perhaps Ted is still around to show us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JFK would have been a Reagan Democrat.
Sorry, I don't ever think it's good to see a candidte murdered.
‘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’.
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.
I’ve always wondered if Jack was such a stoner, how could he get it “up” so often for all his chicks?
‘Ive 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.
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....
This film suggests at least one possibility.....
“Suicide bombing didn’t seem to catch on with them.
Without the virgins, it probably doesn’t seem like such a good idea.
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......
Mansfield was a Democrat (and was Senate Majority Leader when the Democrats held the Senate).
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.
Mafia, StoneCutters, LBJ, Castro, Space Aliens, Right Wing Conspiracy....
Oops. Sorry. Wrong Thread.