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  • RFK’s killer, Sirhan Sirhan, denied parole despite a Kennedy confidant’s call for his release

    02/10/2016 9:45:13 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 10. 2016 | Peter Holley
    After decades of investigation, Paul Schrade has no doubt about the identity of the man who shot him in the head shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel: It was Sirhan Sirhan, the same gunman convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy. And yet, when Schrade came face to face with Sirhan for the first time in nearly 50 years, at a parole hearing in San Diego on Wednesday, he argued that the notorious gunman wasn't Kennedy's killer. But the panel wasn't swayed and Sirhan was denied parole for the 15th time, according to...
  • Robert Kennedy's Assassin Faces Parole Board

    02/10/2016 1:29:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    SKY News ^ | February 10, 2016
    The man who fatally shot presidential candidate Robert Kennedy nearly half a century ago faces a parole board in California. Sirhan Sirhan, 71, will have his 15th such hearing at the Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego on Wednesday. The Palestinian-born Sirhan is serving a life sentence for opening fire on the political scion at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on 5 June 1968. He has denied having any recollection of the killing, but has also said he targeted Kennedy because of his support for Israel. Sirhan was last denied parole in 2011, when the board ruled...
  • Chris Matthews Praises Rudy and Calls Sirhan the 'First Terrorist'

    09/11/2015 5:42:11 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A few months ago, I took some flack in these quarters for suggesting that, his annoying liberalism aside, Chris Matthews is in his heart an American patriot. That same patriotic proclivity displayed itself tonight. On the anniversary of 9-11, Matthews profusely praised his guest Rudy Giuliani for his leadership on that day. And in a spontaneous aside, Matthews called RFK's assassin, the Palestinian Sirhan B. Sirhan, "the first terrorist." Can you imagine Rachel Maddowor Barack Obama for that matterdoing the same? View the video here.
  • Who Killed the Kennedys? Ronald Reagan's Answer

    11/23/2013 4:30:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | November 23, 2013 | Paul Kengor
    This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the shooting of John F. Kennedy but also the 45th anniversary of the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy, which occurred in June 1968. Was there a common source motivating the assassins of both Kennedysthat is, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan? That renowned political philosopher Mick Jagger speculated on a source. I shouted out Who killed the Kennedys? asks the lyrics in the 1968 song by The Rolling Stones. When, after all, it was you and me. The song was titled, Sympathy for the Devil. It was, The Rolling Stones suggested,...
  • First Picture Of Captured Terror Suspect Released [Caution: Graphic image]

    04/19/2013 7:22:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 189 replies
    The 19-year old Dzhokhar has seen better days...
  • FoxNews Reports Shooting at MIT (ten mins from bomb site)

    04/18/2013 8:20:44 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 182 replies
    On Greta's show right now. I wonder if the bombers were MIT students.
  • Murderer of RFK, Sirhan Sirhan, a profile of an Islamized Arab "Christian." An IslamoChristian

    04/10/2012 8:28:41 PM PDT · by Milagros · 12 replies
    June 5, 1968: Assassination of Robert Kennedy (RFK) by Arab "Palestinian" Sirhan Sirhan, motivated by clear Arab racism as explained at that time.[*]. [It was the first Arab terror attack on US soil]. His "Christian" family was of a 'Muslim atmosphere,'[*] and he was indoctrinated into anti-Jewish hatred [and Arab victimhood] through Jordanian textbooks. The texbooks demonize Jews as "animals," etc., and call to "liberate" Muslim 'holy places,' and Muslim land. He said he was inspired by a teacher who spoke about the Arab warrior Saladin.[*]
  • Could Robert F. Kennedy's Assassin Have Been 'Hypno-Programmed'?

    12/16/2011 11:37:53 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Dec. 16, 2011 | Eli MacKennon
    This past March, 42 years into his life prison sentence for assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan stood in front of a parole board and repeated the same thing he had been saying at parole hearings for decades: that he had no memory of the shooting or his subsequent trial and confession of guilt. For the 14th time, his application was denied. Two weeks ago, Sirhan's attorneys filed the latest in a series of appeals that aim to get Sirhan back in front of a judge to correct what they call "an egregious miscarriage of justice." Sirhan, they argued,...
  • Lawyers: Bullet was switched at Sirhan's trial

    11/28/2011 3:33:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.28, 2011 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Lawyers representing convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan argue in new court documents that a bullet was switched in evidence at his trial and new forensic tests show he is innocent of the 1968 killing of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. The attorneys are seeking to overturn Sirhan's conviction.
  • Convicted RFK assassin (Sirhan Sirhan) says girl manipulated him (media OK Kennedy conspiracies)

    04/28/2011 4:51:48 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 49 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | April 28, 2011 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    Convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan was manipulated by a seductive girl in a mind control plot to shoot Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and his bullets did not kill the presidential candidate, lawyers for Sirhan said in new legal papers. The documents filed this week in federal court and obtained by The Associated Press detail extensive interviews with Sirhan during the past three years, some done while he was under hypnosis. The papers point to a mysterious girl in a polka-dot dress as the controller who led Sirhan to fire a gun in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel. But the documents...
  • Sirhan Sirhan denied parole board in Robert F. Kennedy killing

    03/02/2011 7:29:08 PM PST · by massmike · 28 replies ^ | 03/02/2011 | Associated Press
    A California parole board has denied parole for Robert F. Kennedys convicted assassin, Sirhan Sirhan. The decision came Wednesday after a hearing before a California parole board at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga.
  • Ayers: Book dedication a lie

    11/04/2010 8:13:36 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 63 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 4, 2010 | Kara Spak
    William Ayers, 1960s radical and retired University of Illinois at Chicago professor, said Wednesday any suggestion he dedicated a book to the man who assassinated Robert Kennedy was fiction invented by right-wing bloggers. "There's not a shred of truth in it," he said. William Ayers said any suggestion he dedicated a book to the man who assassinated Robert Kennedy was fiction. His words came as the UIC Senate sent a letter to the university's board of trustees asking it to reconsider a September vote denying Ayers emeritus status. "We believe that the possibility that this vote will cast a chill...
  • Turning Down The Terrorist Emeritus

    09/24/2010 6:21:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 24, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Academia: In an era when our universities have become liberal re-education camps, '60s radical William Ayers has been denied professor emeritus status. For one brief instance, academia shows a spine. It was, no pun intended, a bombshell. Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and co-founder of the anti-war group Weather Underground, was denied the honor he requested for himself after a passionate speech by board chairman Chris Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy. Kennedy said he could not confer the title "to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to...
  • Sirhan Sirhan dedication backfires on Bill Ayers 36 years later

    09/25/2010 5:59:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 24, 2010 | Zombie
    Zombietime post about Ayers’ book Prairie Fire leads to his denial of Emeritus statusDuring Barack Obama’s 2008 run for the presidency, I dug up an extremely rare original edition of Prairie Fire, the forgotten communist manifesto co-written by Obama’s friend and colleague William Ayers, and I published excerpts of the book at zombietime. As I wrote at the time, “This essay only exists to correct and unequivocally debunk claims routinely made by the mainstream media over the last few weeks … that William Ayers wasn’t such a bad guy after all, and that it is no shame to be associated...
  • Matthews on Ft. Hood Suspect Warning Signal: 'That's Not a Crime to Call al-Qaida, Is It?'

    11/09/2009 6:16:28 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 33 replies · 2,189+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 9, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews has said some things that would make your scratch your head - like getting a thrill up his leg from a speech given by Barack Obama. However, this one will really make you wonder what he was thinking. On his Nov. 9 broadcast of "Hardball," in an interview with Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Matthews compared the incident of Maj. Nidal M. Hasan at Ft. Hood to Sirhan Sirhan's 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. "You know, I have a hard time with this because people like Sirhan Sirhan, who is...
  • Bill Ayers Whitewashes History, Again (The Nation?!!)

    12/09/2008 12:38:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 2,229+ views
    The Nation ^ | December 8, 2008 | Katha Pollitt
    It couldn't have been easy for Bill Ayers to keep quiet while the McCain campaign tarred him as the Obama's best friend, the terrorist. Unfortunately, the silence was too good to last. On Saturday's New York Times op-ed page, he announced that "it's finally time to tell my true story." Like his memoir, Fugitive Days , "The Real Bill Ayers" is a sentimentalized, self-justifying whitewash of his role in the weirdo violent fringe of the 1960s-70s antiwar left. "I never killed or injured anyone, "Ayers writes. "In 1970, I co-founded the Weather Underground, an organization that was created after an...
  • Bill Ayers, Sirhan Sirhan, and 'Prairie Fire'

    11/09/2008 8:45:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 19 replies · 402+ views
    Freedom Eden ^ | October 31, 2008 | Mary, In a Blue State, In a Red State of Mind
    They want the world to know, so they've endorsed the following statement: We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack. Ayers is a nationally known scholar, member of the Faculty Senate at UIC, Vice President-elect of the American Educational Research Association, and sought after as a speaker and visiting scholar by other universities because of his exemplary scholarship, teaching, and service. Throughout the 20 years that he has been a valued faculty member at UIC,...
  • Robert F Kennedy, hypocrite (not breaking news)

    11/09/2008 8:28:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 38 replies · 1,854+ views
    10 November 2008 | vanity
    Quoth Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on September 15, 2008 on the Huffington Post in criticism of Governor Sarah Palin: Fascist writer Westbrook Pegler, an avowed racist who Sarah Palin approvingly quoted in her acceptance speech for the moral superiority of small town values, expressed his fervent hope about my father, Robert F. Kennedy, as he contemplated his own run for the presidency in 1965, that some white patriot of the Southern tier will spatter his spoonful of brains in public premises before the snow flies. Yet the same Robert F Kennedy, to my knowledge, hasn't said boo about Bill...
  • Bill Ayers Dedicated His 1974 Book to RFK's Assassin

    11/02/2008 4:02:36 PM PST · by fiodora · 25 replies · 1,068+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 01, 2008 | Peter Barry Chowka
    While they were fugitives from justice, Sen. Barack Obama's friend, associate, and political mentor William Ayers and three of his radical Weather Underground co-conspirators, including his wife Bernardine Dohrn, dedicated their 1974 book Prairie Fire to a rogue's gallery that included Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles in 1968. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity brought this fact to national attention on their respective radio and television programs on October 30. As Ayers and company wrote in the book: We are a guerilla organization. We are communist women and men, underground in the United States for...
  • Shocking Revelation Challenges Obama to Defend the Indefensible

    10/31/2008 7:39:05 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 34 replies · 1,931+ views
    Family Security Matter ^ | 10/31/08 | The Editors
    But don't take our word for it. In an unearthed copy of Bill Ayers' and the FBI's former Ten Most Wanted Weather Underground member Bernardine Dorhn's book, Prairie Fire, The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, it was revealed that the book is dedicated to, among others, the Palestinian murderer of Senator Robert Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan. Not only the Democrats, but how could any American justify this? Watch the shocking video here:
  • (FReep this Digg!!!) Ayers dedicated book to RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan

    10/31/2008 3:35:09 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies · 433+ views
    Digg ^ | October 31, 2008
    FReep this Digg! Post as many links exposing ObamaNation on Digg as possible between now and election! Flood the place! To find Digg links on FR, simply typing "Digg" into FR's keyword search box. To make sure they can be found, type Digg into keyword section of any "FReep this Digg" post. Also remember, if you have time, saturate Digg with conservative articles/videos exposing the ObamaNation! --------- CONFUSED? What do I mean by "Digg to the top"? Click on the article link that leads to Digg. Once there, hit the Digg icon on the left side (need to sign up...
  • Ayers' 1974 book, "Prairie Fire," dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan (among 99 others)

    10/30/2008 9:18:52 PM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 34 replies · 2,064+ views
    Hannity and Colmes | 10/30/08 | Sean Hannity
    Tonight, on "Hannity and Colmes," Sean revealed that Ayers' 1974 book, "Prairie Fire," is dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan, among 99 other people. Sirhan Sirhan assasinated Robert F. Kennedy. Sean mentioned that Ayers' book is extremely difficult to obtain.
  • Bill Ayers book dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan (assassinated RFK)- how will it affect the electorate?

    10/30/2008 7:20:40 PM PDT · by jrooney · 58 replies · 2,974+ views
    Hannity and Colmes | 10-30-08 | jrooney
    How will the Revelation tonight that Obama's pal Bill Ayers dedicated his 1974 book Prairie Field to the murderer that assassinated Democratic POTUS candidate Robert Kennedy, affect the electorate of the undecideds and Democrats?
  • H&C Breaking story of newly discovered book by Ayers & Dohrn

    10/30/2008 6:18:49 PM PDT · by tsmith130 · 144 replies · 6,495+ views
    Fox News | 10/30/2008 | me
    A book entitled "Praire Fire" written by Ayers & Dohrn in 1974 has a dedication page to "all political prisoners in the US". Listed among those prisoners is Sirhan Sirhan, who killed Robert Kennedy.
  • Zombie: Billy Ayers' Forgotten Communist Manifesto, 'Prairie Fire'

    10/23/2008 7:18:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 2,766+ views
    lgf ^ | Oct 22, 2008
    In an exclusive report linked here for the first time, Zombie has acquired a copy of a long-forgotten book by Barack Obama associate Bill Ayers, wife Bernardine Dohrn, and two other Weather Underground members, dedicated to RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan, written while they were in hiding from the authorities: William Ayers forgotten communist manifesto: Prairie Fire.
  • Sirhan Sirhan dedicated in Ayer's communist manifesto: Prairie Fire

    10/29/2008 7:52:44 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 43 replies · 2,945+ views
    Zombietime ^ | 10/29/08 | do the dhue
    Bill Ayer's wrote a book called: Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism. In the intro Ayer's dedicates the book to all the political prisoners in the US. According to this link, Sirhan Sirhan name is listed in the dedication. Check the intro here: I have never seen the book. If anybody has a copy and can verify this, I would appreciate it.
  • The RFK Assassination (June 5, 1968)

    06/05/2008 8:13:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies · 152+ views
    6/5/08 | Self
    By late in the evening of June 4th, 1968 it was clear that Robert Kennedy had defeated Eugene McCarthy in the California Primary to establish his preeminence as the "outsider" Democrat candidate for president. Bobby Kennedy did one-on-one interviews with the big network television reporters and then walked into a ballroom at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles to make a victory speech. Kennedy told his audience "we can end the divisions within the United States" and then spoke of "change" happening if delegates would consider how he had won in California. It was now after 3am in the East...
  • This Kennedy was our friend: RFK - supporter of Israel murdered by Arab terrorist

    06/04/2008 6:01:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 41 replies · 66+ views
    Lenny Ben David on RFK - supporter of Israel murdered by Arab terrorist This Kennedy was our friend LENNY BEN-DAVID , THE JERUSALEM POST Jun. 4, 2008 /servlet/Satellite?cid=1212041479954&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull Hillary Clinton's horrible gaffe several weeks ago about Robert Kennedy's assassination served as a reminder that RFK was gunned down exactly 40 years ago as he left a primary victory celebration in California. Bobby generated great hope and enthusiasm among America's young, especially those who were opposed to the Vietnam war - not unlike the campaign of a young Illinois Senator today. RFK was a strong supporter of Israel, and that...
  • Constructive Anger Is a Positive Force

    02/17/2008 4:36:21 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 73+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 2/17/08 | Purple Mountains
    I happened to watch the DVD movie of the film, Bobby, today, and I remembered where I was in 1968 when he was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in the first instance of a major Islamic terrorist act against this country that I know of (not counting the Barbary pirates and overseas mischief). I remember being in Times Square and learning of the horrible act from reading the news billboard, and I remember how angry I was, even though I was not a Kennedy supporter. I was angry, not only because a person very familiar to me had been cruelly murdered,...
  • Sudden Jihad Syndrome

    03/07/2007 6:14:52 PM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 352+ views
    Catholic Friends of Israel ^ | February 26, 2007
    Sudden Jihad Syndrome Monday, February 26, 2007 Sudden Jihad Syndrome Evidently this mental/emotional malady is on the rise: Sudden Jihad Syndrome It looks like the Muslim teen who opened fire on shoppers in a Salt Lake City mall is yet another case of “sudden jihad syndrome,” a condition in which normal-appearing American Muslims abruptly turn violent. Taken together, this and other cases add up to an invisible jihad inside America. But don’t tell that to the FBI. The politically correct bureau does everything it can to avoid recognizing the obvious Islamic factor in these heinous crimes. Sulejman Talovic, an...
  • RFK's convicted killer denied parole again [Sirhan]

    03/15/2006 8:41:37 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 533+ views
    AP ^ | Ides of March | JULIANA BARBASSA
    FRESNO, Calif. - Sirhan Sirhan, who shot Robert F. Kennedy to death in 1968, was denied parole Wednesday for the 13th time since his conviction. Sirhan is "very hostile. He hates Americans. ... He continues to pose a risk to public safety," said state Board of Parole Hearings spokesman Tip Kindel. Sirhan did not attend the hearing at Corcoran State Prison or appoint a lawyer to represent him. His longtime attorney died last year after numerous failed attempts to get his client a new trial. Sirhan also did not appear at his last hearing in 2003. Periodical hearings are guaranteed...
  • Sirhan to come up for parole in California

    03/14/2006 6:14:46 PM PST · by mathprof · 72 replies · 1,805+ views
    ap ^ | 3/14/06 | JULIANA BARBASSA
    Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, comes up for parole again this week in a potential conflict for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is married to RFK's niece. Sirhan shot Kennedy to death at a Los Angeles hotel in 1968, minutes after the New York senator claimed victory in the California presidential primary. Sirhan received a death sentence, which was commuted to life in prison in 1972 when the California Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional. The assassin's parole hearing at Corcoran State Prison on Wednesday - the 13th since his conviction and the first since Schwarzenegger's election in 2003...
  • RFK Assassin's Case Up for Parole Again

    03/14/2006 12:16:08 PM PST · by Borges · 33 replies · 788+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 3/13/06
    Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, comes up for parole again this week in a potential conflict for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is married to RFK's niece. Sirhan shot Kennedy to death at a Los Angeles hotel in 1968, minutes after the New York senator claimed victory in the California presidential primary. Sirhan received a death sentence, which was commuted to life in prison in 1972 when the California Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional. The assassin's parole hearing at Corcoran State Prison on Wednesday _ the 13th since his conviction and the first since Schwarzenegger's election in 2003...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Assassination (Summary)

    12/15/2005 6:30:13 PM PST · by Susannah · 14 replies · 1,408+ views
    FBI Most Wanted ^ | March, 1977 | Thomas F. Kranz
    (from page 3) In an indictment returned by the Grand Jury of Los Angeles County, defendant Sirhan was charged in Count I with the murder of Robert Francis Kennedy in violation of Penal Code Section 187. In Counts II - VI defendant Sirhan was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder of Paul Schrade, Owen Stroll, William Weisel, Elizabeth Evans, and Ira Goldstein, in violation of Penal Code Section 217. Defendant Sirhan pleaded not guilty. The trial court denied defendant's motion for separate juries on the issue of guilt and the possible issue of penalty...
  • Can anybody point me to a good list of acts of islamic terrorism?

    12/12/2005 7:41:08 PM PST · by Colorado Doug · 13 replies · 307+ views
    I am engaged in a debate with an intelligent, but misguided gentleman who believes that diplomacy would have worked better than war. That we could have somehow won the hearts and minds of islamic fanatics. I am looking for a complete list of terror attacks from Sirhan Sirhan on. I have seen such lists here before but can't find one now. Thank you all.

    06/15/2005 3:08:12 AM PDT · by UKAUTHOR · 4 replies · 719+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | May 16th 2005 | Mel Ayton
    <p>The controversy surrounding the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy has once again been resurrected with the publication of Peter Evanss book Nemesis in which the author accuses Aristotle Onassis of having funded the assassination through an official of the PLO. The controversy has also provoked a number of Hollywood celebrities, including actor Robert Vaughn, to re-open the case.</p>
  • Did the PLO Murder Robert Kennedy? (TROP got a pass on this one)

    03/30/2005 12:42:26 PM PST · by quidnunc · 32 replies · 1,348+ views
    The History News Network ^ | March 28, 2005 | Mel Ayton
    The issue of a possible conspiracy in the murder of Senator Robert F Kennedy in 1968 has once again been resurrected with the publication of Peter Evans's book Nemesis and the recent calls from Hollywood celebrities and magazine writers to re-open the case. [1] -snip- Intriguing as Evans's thesis is, there is no credible evidence that a hypnotized Sirhan had been directed to kill Kennedy by the PLO apart from hearsay and second-hand accounts by a number of individuals who were close to Onassis. The record indicates that Sirhan was indeed motivated by political considerations but he was an...
  • Kennedy killer wants hotel to stay (Wants reenactment of assassination for acoustical analysis)

    12/03/2004 12:59:34 AM PST · by Stoat · 9 replies · 783+ views (Australia) ^ | December 3, 2004 | Arthur Spiegelman
    Kennedy killer wants hotel to stay By Arthur Spiegelman in Los AngelesDecember 3, 2004THE lawyer for Robert Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, has gone to court to stop the demolition of the hotel where the late senator was shot dead, saying that there is evidence in its walls that can prove his client innocent. Attorney Lawrence Teeter claims the 60-year-old Sirhan was set up as a dupe in the 1968 assassination, despite shooting at Kennedy in front of witnesses. Sirhan is serving a life sentence for the crime. Mr Teeter filed suit this week in Los Angeles Superior Court to...
  • Cleo A. Noel, Jr. - United States Ambassador

    11/12/2004 9:12:48 AM PST · by gridlock · 6 replies · 670+ views
    The three ambassadors who died violent deaths were Cleo Noel Jr.,killed in March 1973 when Palestinian terrorists struck an embassy in Sudan; Adolph Dubs, killed in 1973 when Afghan police stormed a hotel room where he was being held by terrorists; and Arnold Raphel, who died in 1988 when a plane crashed. Receiving waivers as longtime diplomats with military service were William Rivkin and Philip Crowe. Rivkin, who died in 1967, served as ambassador to Senegal, Gambia and Luxembourg and spent five years of in the Army during World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Crowe, who...
  • Home-grown terrorists (barf alert)

    03/10/2004 8:23:43 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 13 replies · 268+ views
    In These Times ^ | 3/10/2004 | Salim Muwakkil
    (NOTE: SALIM MUWAKKIL is a senior editor at In These Times, a contributing columnist to the Chicago Tribune and a Crime and Communities Media Fellow of the Open Society Institute. This article is due to be published on 3/15). WHEN THE DEADLY TOXIN RICIN WAS FOUND February 3 in the mailroom of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), there was no change in Homeland Security colors. Although biological attacks on the apparatus of government are a veritable shortcut to domestic insecurity, they don't register on the chromatic terrorism scale. Americans have been trained to disassociate such attacks from the war...
  • It's chic to knit and purl with the girls ... and guys

    01/16/2004 12:45:43 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 61 replies · 968+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 1/16/2004 | George R. Plagenz
    What's wrong with this picture? A man and a woman are seated next to each other on a plane. She is reading a book, he is knitting. If you said, ''Men don't knit, women do,'' that's not the right answer. Actually, there is nothing wrong with the picture. More men are knitting today, including many whose names you will recognize -- such as Roosevelt ''Rosey'' Grier, a former star tackle with the New York Giants pro football team and the Los Angeles Rams; actors Russell Crowe and David Arquette, and Robert Gottlieb, former editor of The New Yorker magazine. Knitting...