Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sirhan Did Not Kill RFK

On Wednesday morning in San Diego, Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted assassin of Bobby Kennedy, will once again be considered for parole. Sirhan was originally scheduled for release in 1984 but after intense political pressure, his parole date was rescinded and he has since been denied 13 times.

At the hearing, Sirhan will come face-to-face with Paul Schrade for the first time — a close friend of the Kennedy family who, on June 5, 1968, was walking behind the senator when the shooting started.

For over 40 years, Schrade, now 91, has been campaigning to reopen the case, based on eyewitness evidence that Sirhan could not have fired the fatal shot described in Kennedy’s autopsy and an analysis of the only known audio recording of the shooting which indicates that 13 shots — and two guns — were fired.

Schrade plans to tell the parole board that new evidence shows Sirhan shot him and several others — but did not shoot Kennedy. In a short statement released in advance of the hearing, he says:

"The LAPD and LA DA knew two hours after the fatal shooting of Robert Kennedy that he was shot by a second gunman and they had conclusive evidence that Sirhan Bishara Sirhan could not and did not do it. The official record shows that [the prosecution at Sirhan’s trial] never had one witness – and had no physical nor ballistic evidence – to prove Sirhan shot Robert Kennedy. Evidence locked up for 20 years shows that the LAPD destroyed physical evidence and hid ballistic evidence exonerating Sirhan, and covered up conclusive evidence that a second gunman fatally wounded Robert Kennedy."

Schrade argues that a closer look at the bullet that hit him proves a second gun was fired and Sirhan could not have killed Robert Kennedy.

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Note two things:

(1) In both Kennedy assassinations, there is controversy over the number of shooters and the direction from which the shots came. Thorough forensic investigations would have resolved this once and for all time.

(2) Sirhan was a Palestinian, and Jack (Rubenstein) Ruby and Abraham Zapruder were Jews. Was there Israeli involvement in either killing? Some claim there was.

Has Likud Gone Nuts ???

Here are two recent statements from members of Israel's Likud Party:

(1) Arabs cannot be Palestinians, because they can't say "Palestine," MK Anat Berko (Likud) said Wednesday.

Speaking in a debate on the two-state solution in the Knesset, Berko pointed out that there is no equivalent to the letter "P" in Arabic, repeating several times: "There is no puh sound!"

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(2) Israel must surround itself with a security fence on all of its borders in order to keep out the “beasts” in the neighborhood, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday. He announced the plans for constructing this barrier while touring a new security fence near Eilat which is being built along Israel’s border with Jordan.

“We are preparing a multi-year project to encircle Israel with a security fence, to defend ourselves in the Middle East as it is now, and as it is expected to be,” he said. “At the end, in the State of Israel, as I see it, there will be a fence that spans it all.”

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Holy Moly !!! Isn't this the language of racists?

Why are we still supporting these people?

The World's Defense Budgets In Comparison

Exactly what are we "defending"? The ability of the US to bully the rest of the world's nations into doing the bidding of US oligarchs, bankgangsters, corporate CEOs, and their collaborators in the one percent?

Let them pay for their own defense.

US Navy In Tears ???

At least one US sailor was crying following Iran's "capture" of his boat. You can read about it and see the pictures here:

Thank G-d they weren't submariners. All those surface ship types always were a bunch of pussies.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Is For Autonomy

Here is an informative video from The Stimulator:

Hope you enjoy, and learn.

Night Of The Long Shovels

Here is a tale of many cities:

On Tuesday morning, many Muscovites arrived at their metro stations to find them looking radically different. Overnight, innumerable small kiosks had been torn down in a crackdown on structures local government claimed to be lacking building permits.

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This reminds me of what Israel does to "Palestinian" structures:

Also reminds me of what the US does to homeless encampments:

I guess that no matter where a person lives, if he or she "doesn't fit in" they and their property are fair game for destruction by those who "do fit in".

Don't be different, unless you are willing to pay the price.

Slashing Retirement Benefits

The Obama administration is pushing ahead with its plans to slash pension benefits for up to one million participants in “underfunded” multiemployer pension funds as part of its drive to make defined-benefit pensions a thing of the past for all US workers.

The White House campaign, carried out in a conspiracy with the major trade unions and multinational corporations, takes place in the wake of the 2013–2014 bankruptcy of Detroit, which set a precedent for slashing the legally protected pension benefits of retirees.

Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration’s appointee to oversee the pension cuts, held a hearing on behalf of the Treasury Department in Detroit Monday to hear objections to the plan to slash the pension benefits of some 270,000 retired truck drivers, package handlers and other members of the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund.

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What's happening in Detroit is merely a test case. Soon this will affect most (if not all) US retirees.

The pension funds are "underfunded" because Congress allowed them to be. An entire generation will be thrown under the bus so that the rich can be even richer.

Are you happy now?