RFK: An Open And Shut Case - Robert Joling 3 of 3





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Published on Nov 3, 2008

Thursday night, March 27th, 2008
RFK Assassination - Coast To Coast AM with George Noory (U.S. nationwide network radio interview)

Author and lecturer Robert Joling discusses evidence of a second gunman in the Robert F. Kennedy assassination. Over the years contradictory bits of information have emerged, casting doubt that Sirhan Sirhan was the lone shooter of RFK.

Among the pieces of key evidence Joling mentions is the Pruszynski recording, which is a previously unknown audio tape, only recently uncovered, which Joling says reveals that Sirhan Sirhan did not act alone in Senator Kennedy's June 1968 assassination. It's the only known tape of the Bobby Kennedy shooting.

The audio recording was made by freelance newspaper reporter Stanislaw Pruszynski, a Polish journalist covering the RFK presidential campaign for Canadian newspapers.

In this video of the Coast to Coast AM radio program, George Noory interviews Robert Joling about his many years investigating the RFK murder and his recent association with forensic audio expert Philip Van Praag. Van Praag has examined the Pruszynski recording extensively since 2005, the year after the tape was uncovered by an American journalist who eventually contacted Van Praag about it.

Joling and Van Praag say the tape shows that in addition to convicted gunman Sirhan, there was a second, hidden gunman in the Ambassador Hotel kitchen pantry who also was firing at RFK. They say the recording along with other forensic evidence proves that none of Sirhan's bullets hit Kennedy. He says the Democratic presidential candidate was shot by the second unknown gunman and not by Sirhan, who is the only person ever to have been arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced for the assassination.

They say all eight bullets fired by Sirhan missed Bobby Kennedy and instead hit bystanders and woodwork inside the kitchen pantry and inside another area near the pantry. They say RFK was struck four times (with three bullets entering his body and one passing through his clothing) and that all four Kennedy bullets were fired from extremely close range immediately behind the Senator by someone else other than Sirhan, who was several feet to Kennedy's front and never got behind RFK.

They say the Pruszynski recording reveals that at the moment of the RFK shooting in the hotel kitchen pantry, at least 13 shots were fired: five more bullets fired than Sirhan alone could have expended from his single eight-shot revolver, which he had no opportunity to reload in the pantry. They say the recording also reveals two sets of "double shots": shots fired too closely together to have come from the same gun.

They say the Pruszynski recording reveals that the second gunman (RFK's real killer, he believes) likely was firing a .22 caliber 9-shot H&R 922 handgun at the same time that Sirhan was firing his .22 caliber 8-shot Iver Johnson Cadet 55 handgun. They say the hidden H&R weapon fired at least five shots from the rear while Sirhan fired all eight of his Iver Johnson's bullets from in front. They say Sirhan only had a free hand during his first two shots: that the first two shots Sirhan fired missed Senator Kennedy and Sirhan's last six shots were fired wildly while he was being grabbed by several people in the pantry. They say only the second gunman had a clear shot at RFK and was able to quickly fire his bullets into Kennedy from behind, unseen by most witnesses because all attention in the pantry had shifted to Sirhan and his gun.

Robert Kennedy and five other people were shot at the Ambassador in Los Angeles at 12:16 AM on June 5, 1968 only moments after the New York Senator had claimed victory in the June 4th California Democratic Presidential Primary. This was the third major American assassination of the 1960s, occurring 4 1/2 years after the assassination of RFK's brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy.







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