I enjoyed both of them.
The Associated Press is reporting that attorneys William F. Pepper and Laurie Dusek are arguing in court filings that the bullet used in the R.F.K. assassination trial was switched. I have noted before my belief that a fair trial did not take place. I also believe Sirhan Sirhan was hypnotized. Reading A.P.'s report, I am surprised -- not really -- to see that they bring that up in terms of the defense. What they will not tell you is that, in the actual trial, the prosecution agreed Mr. Sirhan was hypnotized; however, they argued he had self-hypnotized.
It is always telling what facts are left out by news outlets. Kat called me to see if I was grabbing this topic tonight. When I told her I was she said, "Check your e-mail, I'm sending you something." It is an article from Catholic Online and they do not shy from the hypno angle:
Sirhan "was an involuntary participant in the crimes being committed because he was subjected to sophisticated hypno programming and memory implantation techniques which rendered him unable to consciously control his thoughts and actions at the time the crimes were being committed," court papers said.
The papers say the state "refuses to acknowledge that hypno programming/mind control is not fiction but reality and has been used for years by the U.S. military, Central Intelligence Agency and other covert organizations.
"Though the practices of hypno programming/mind control are hardly new, the public has been shielded from the darker side of the practice. The average person is unaware that hypnosis can and is used to induct antisocial conduct in humans," the court filings say.
I am going to try to catch Guns & Butter this week and next with the hope that Bonnie Faulker will have Mr. Pepper on to discuss this. (He has been her guest before to discuss the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He represented the family of M.L.K. in court attempts to get to the bottom of the assassination of the American hero.)
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: