Forget all that peace and loving awareness nonsense, which was accompanied by that so-called spiritual embracing of John F. Kennedy that Ronan O'Rahilly harped on about!
George Saunders has repeatedly asked 'The Trio' about a possible I.R.A. connection to Radio Caroline (1964-1967), well, there isn't one. That pleased George who is a peaceful man and a very loyal British subject.
But what has emerged from editing this blog and putting the real story together for 'Radio-Noir', is something very sinister indeed.
The reason for moving the commercial side of Radio Caroline to New York at the end of 1964, was to compete with the arrival of 'Radio London' as a clone of KLIF in Dallas, Texas, by forming another American link using WMCA in New York.
Robin Leach had his own agenda for getting a good story into the 'National Enquirer' by setting up Robert F. Kennedy into delivering an "in your face Harold WIlson" speech on St Patrick's Day in 1965. The British were the oppressors and they should let the Irish go free: they should be liberated from British occupation. It would make a sensational story. Leach was stirring the pot to generate tabloid sales.
But Bobby Kennedy was walking into a very sinister trap rigged by Ronan O'Rahilly.
I became curious as to what the situation was in 1965, and I discovered the following article which implies that the bombing and the shooting was all over, but of course by 'The Troubles' had not even begun.
So who stirred that pot?
The finger points to one person: Ronan O'Rahilly.
The entire 'Caroline Kennedy Hoax' really served one purpose, and one purpose alone - to get Bobby Kennedy to make that speech which was then played to Harold Wilson as a St Patrick's Day guest, on March 17, 1965.
Among the other guests was Ronan O'Rahilly!
None of this had anything to do with Radio Caroline as a commercial broadcasting station, but for Robin Leach he hoped that it would result in a sensational scoop of international proportions by dropping Bobby Kennedy into the mire of British-Irish politics. Not only that, but it was rigged to humiliate Prime Minister to his face among assembled guests who included, Ronan O'Rahilly.
Great stuff for a tabloid.
But I wonder if he realized that Ronan O'Rahilly was having a great laugh at Wilson's expense with this anti-British rhetoric?
I wonder whether it ever crossed Ronan O'Rahilly's mind while he still had one, before he died, whether he was in part responsible for all of bombing and killing and maiming and misery that would soon follow not just in Ireland, but on the mainland of Great Britain?
Do you wonder why Harold Wilson hated Radio Caroline?
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