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Read on its own, Lisa Pease's account fills in all the nuance missing in the press accounts and thoroughly refutes the standard narrative; however, Pease fails to include a bibliography or research guide. Often she references "a photo I looked at in the Los Angeles Public Library." Why not reproduce it or at least give the reader a call number and maybe put up a website? Even to this day, it's possible to write to the California State Archives for the LAPD files and send $25 for a microfilm or buy the complete microfilm set for hundreds, because the California State Archives can afford to copy microfilms but not convert them to .pdf and stick them on their website, I guess.
That said, Pease's reads very much as a defense attorney's trial notebook for Sirhan Sirhan: a litany of contradictions ripe for cross-examination. As published, it once again makes a compelling case for a new examination but falls far short of the "Gold Standard" of assassination handbooks, which is William Pepper's "The Plot to Kill King." This is significant, as Pepper is Sirhan Sirhan's lawyer, and he gets very scant mention in Pease's text. Half of Pepper's book is devoted to reproducing photos, transcripts, and the like, and Pease's work very much needs this type of substantiation.
A red flag that Pease's account is in no way definitive is the lack of discussion of Israel and American media control, and in this sense it resembles many "controlled opposition" accounts of both the JFK assassination and the 9/11 conspiracy. Certainly the appearance of a Palestinian murdering an American presidential candidate on the day of the first year anniversary of the Six Day War is relevant to the choice of Sirhan Sirhan as a patsy and might explain motives motives of what Pease calls "suspicious others," if Pease really exposed their background, all the more so as RFK was deeply opposed to Israel's covert nuclear weapons program which was effectively enabled by the CIA agents for years diverting both nuclear material and secrets to Israel in exchange for black ops funding. Pease, for example, mentions Sirhan practicing shooting at the Corona police range, but she is completely silent about Arnan Milchan's role in Corona as the Mossad's arms agent (the US Navy developed both arms and citrus hormones in Corona/Norco and Milchan discovered these hormones which enabled West Bank settlement to be profitable and feasible). Milchan bankrolled Oliver Stone's film, which might have something to do with certain key omissions in that great work of filmmaking (such as who is Zapruder, exactly, and why was he filming right there that day - does it have anything to do with the Mayor of Jerusalem being in Dallas that day, also not in the film?). I should also state that Pease doesn't connect the CIA's nearby main education facilities in Pasadena - Fuller Seminary and PCC - to the characters in her narrative - or to the Donald Stover/RFK Club/Dobelle/PCC honey trap of 1971.
Most disheartening - and disingenuous - is to read on the first page of the preface the author was California Governor Jerry Brown's media assistant. In other words, did Pease ever attempt to use her influence on the only person with the power to pardon Sirhan, or is she part of the intelligence-agency controlled media PR mystique profiting from unsolved mysteries?