At this week’s press briefing. in response to a reporter’s question asking her to respond to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's claim that Washington would continue to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in China and around the world, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called on U.S. officials to solve the Kennedy assassinations before lecturing other countries about democracy.
“Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated on the night of June 5, 1968. He was a senator. This year marks the 55th anniversary of his assassination,” Zakharova told reporters. “Before that, as you are aware, his brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated. That same year, in 1968, Martin Luther King was also assassinated. He was more than a US public figure, he was a fighter for civil rights in the true sense, and he is known all over the world. He gave the world a lot. I cited just three political killings. All of them were committed in the United States and targeted top officials, representatives of the legislative and executive authorities, and civil society. Just three.”
“You’re right. Indeed, Washington is accustomed to lecturing everyone about democracy, liberal values, and freedom,” she continued. “They prefer not to remember the fact that out of 46 US presidents, four were assassinated – and not by mythical “hackers” who no one has ever seen, but everyone is talking about – but their own killers. At least, it hasn’t been proven otherwise. Two more presidents were targets of attempted murder. The Kennedy family speaks for itself in this regard: just four years after the 35th President, John F. Kennedy, was killed on November 22, 1963, his brother Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on the night of June 5, 1968, 55 years ago today.”
“As a reminder, he was considered the frontrunner of the presidential race that year. I’m not sure I should provide more facts to make things look even worse. I don’t think I should. But the mere fact that he was a representative of the US legislature and someone from a family that had lost a US president, also a Kennedy, is enough to understand what the American moralizing on human rights (as they say), freedoms, or protection of “liberal values” is all about,” Zakharova pointed out.
“As US Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy unleashed a war on the mafia and, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, did everything he could to overcome it. He was killed at the peak of his political career. Just like in other cases, in particular, with the ‘shots in Dallas’ in November 1963, there are still many “blank spots” (as they call it) in the case of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination. In fact, what we have here is nothing but questions. I will not go over every theory now. Many scientific papers have been dedicated to this matter. I can only say one thing: US politics is full of unseemly facts that are deliberately hushed up by the US authorities. Washington itself is a far cry from the standards of democracy that it continues to publicly declare. The high-flown and hypocritical rhetoric that it broadcasts around the world is a cover for its neo-colonial ambitions and its pursuit of geopolitical interests and evanescent global influence,” the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman added.