The fatal shot was fired inches from Robert Kennedy's right ear. Sirhan shot from the front, several feet away. Thane Eugene Caesar stood behind RFK, with the same model gun. Caesar was a staunch segregationist who was hired at the last minute to protect a man he hated, a Kennedy. (In 1968, presidential candidates had no Secret Service protection.) Caesar also worked for the George Wallace campaign.
As a “trigger mechanism” for a bigger project, it was proposed that an individual of ****** descent approximately 35 years old, well educated, proficient in English and well established socially and politically in the ****** Government be induced under ARTICHOKE to perform an act, involuntarily, of attempted assassination against a prominent ****** politician or if necessary, against an American official…
For those of you who are black and are tempted to be filled with hatred and distrust at the injustice of such an act, against all white people, I can only say that I feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling. I had a member of my family killed, but he was killed by a white man. But we have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to go beyond these rather difficult times.
He had his head blown off, his skull exploding into a pink mist…. it replays in my mind constantly, so many years later. I saw that the authorities not only allowed it to happen but facilitated it. I saw that “Bonesmen” had done obscene and unspeakable things to his body. I saw his killers gloat openly that no one would ever find out what happen, but so many of us knew
At a time when Sen. Ted Kennedy had just been diagnosed with brain cancer, and Hillary's attempt to win his endorsement failed, she brings up the memory of the Robert F. Kennedy assassination in June of 1968. She is implying, in a thinly veiled threat, that she should stay in the race because Obama might be assassinated as well.