#1042 – Merchants of Menace

 

  • Peter Butt is the author of Merchants of Menace: The True Story of the Nugen Hand Bank Scandal
  • American war hero Michael Hand and Australian lawyer Frank Nugan established Nugan Hand Bank in 1973
  • In 1980, Frank Nugan was found dead under mysterious circumstances
  • Michael Hand disappeared without a trace
  • A dozen investigations (including one by FBI) failed to get to the bottom of the case
  • Peter Butt began his 4-year investigation of the Nugen Hand saga in 2011
  • The bank was involved in drug trafficking, running guns, money laundering for drug syndicates and the CIA
  • Frank Nugen’s body was found in his car, at 4 am in the morning
  • Apparently he committed suicide using his rifle
  • There were no fingerprints found on the rifle
  • Visiting card of CIA Director William Colby was found
  • Michael Hand ordered the destruction of bank’s records
  • Nugen and Hand’s background
  • Bernie Houghton
  • Doug Sapper, Hand’s friend from special ops
  • Hong Kong branch of the Nugen Hand bank
  • Michael Hand resigned from the bank in 1975 and went to South Africa
  • Hand was a former CIA paramilitary officer
  • All operations in Laos were controlled by the CIA
  • Gerald Ford fired CIA Director William Colby in January 1976
  • Three years later, Colby became legal advisor to the Nugan Hand bank
  • In March 1976, Hand returned to the bank
  • Niel Evans ran the Chiang Mai branch of the Nugen Hand Bank
  • Most of the money that went to the bank in Chiang Mai was drug money
  • The Chiang Mai branch was next to the DEA office
  • According to Evans, both the CIA and the DEA knew what the bank was doing
  • The deal between the Nugen Hand bank and the CIA
  • The start of the decline of the bank
  • The Narcotics Bureau investigation of the bank
  • Frank Nugen used the depositors’ money to decorate his home and buy cars for the bank’s staff
  • In May 1978, Frank and his brother Ken Nugen were arrested
  • In the latter half of 1978, General Erle Cocke ran Nugan Hand Bank’s Washington office
  • Cocke had decades of experience moving money for CIA, FBI and other US government agencies
  • The Iranian revolution of 1979 and the Nugan Hand bank
  • General Edwin F. Black, President of Nugan Hand’s Hawaii branch
  • CIA airline Air America
  • “Nugan Hand had enough generals, admirals and spooks to run a small war” – Jonathan Kwitny
  • FREE Borrowable EbookThe Crimes of Patriots by Jonathan Kwitny
  • In early Jan 1980, Frank bought a rifle and an axe
  • Bernie Houghton ran the bank’s middle east branches
  • The death/murder of Frand Nugen and the disappearance of Michael Hand
  • James Spencer Oswald served with Ted Shackley (CIA) in Laos
  • Spencer made a new passport for Michael Hand
  • Spencer spent 3 weeks in Australia helping Hand in creating a new identity
  • The CIA knew where Michael Hand was after he “disappeared”
  • The Royal Commission of Inquiry found no connection to gun running or to the CIA !!
  • How Peter Butt tracked down Michael Hand in 2015
  • News article: 60 Minutes track down fugitive Michael Hand living in the US
  • Video: Tracking down the most wanted fugitive behind Nugan Hand bank collapse

 

#1041 – Mark Adamcyzk, Andrew Kreig, Jim DiEugenio

 

 

#1040 – Joseph Backes, Larry Schnapf

 

 

#1039 – Frank Dorrel, Jim DiEugenio

 

 

#1038 – Jim DiEugenio

 

  • Fred Litwin is actually a culture warrior
  • A five-article series reviewing the research of Fred Litwin by Jim DiEugenio
  • Article: Litwin and the Warren Report by Jim DiEugenio
  • Article: Fred Litwin, On the Trail of Delusion – Part One by Jim DiEugenio
  • Article: Fred Litwin, On the Trail of Delusion – Part Two by Jim DiEugenio
  • Article: Fred Litwin, On the Trail of Delusion – Part Three by Jim DiEugenio
  • Article: Fred Litwin: Culture Warrior by Jim DiEugenio
  • Book: Let Justice Be Done by Bill Davy: PaperbackKindle
  • This book was made possible due to the efforts of Peter Vea
  • Peter Vea was the Malcolm Blunt before Malcolm Blunt came on the scene
  • Bill Davy talks about how Jim, Peter Vea and himself got together in the foreword to Jim’s book
  • Book: Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba and the Garrison Case by Jim DiEugenio: PaperbackKindle
  • Book: The Devil is in the Details by Malcolm Blunt and Alan Dale: PaperbackKindle
  • Article: Jim DiEugenio reviews The Devil is in the Details by Malcolm Blunt with Alan Dale
  • Peter Vea and Malcolm Blunt helped Joan Mellen
  • Clay Shaw commissioned James Kirkwood’s hatchet job American Grotesque
  • Shaw didn’t even tell his own lawyers that he worked for/with CIA
  • Guy Johnson was the first attorney for Clay Shaw
  • Johnson left Shaw’s defense team early
  • The intelligence network in New Orleans was made up of Guy Banister, Clay Shaw and Guy Johnson
  • Shaw was the CIA guy, Banister was with the FBI & Johnson with Military Intelligence
  • Johnson worked with Banister in the 1950s
  • Too many researchers think that they know about the New Orleans aspect of the case but don’t
  • Researchers like Peter Dale Scott, Anthony Summers, Paul Hoch, Tink Thompson, Sylvia Meagher
  • RIF = Referred in Full
  • Fred Leeman’s affidavit
  • Video: Jim Garrison’s response to the NBC hatchet job
  • CIA’s cleared attorney’s panel in New Orleans
  • Shaw’s lawyers knew that he was lying
  • FBI memo of March 2, 1967 mentions Aaron Kohn as one of the sources who said Betrand may be Shaw
  • Clay Shaw wasn’t arrested by Garrison until next week
  • Intent and consciousness of guilt
  • Litwin’s sources include Hugh Aynesworth, Harry Connick, Rosemary James, Patricia Lambert, et al
  • “Did You Know? At least five persons have been questioned by the District Attorney’s office in connection with another
    investigation into events linked to the Kennedy assassination” – Jack Dempsey, New Orleans States-Item, Jan 23, 1967
  • Garrison did not want his investigation to be exposed while it was in progress
  • Video: “He Must Have Something” Panel Discussion with Rosemary James, Alecia Long and Steven Tyler
  • Garrison didn’t suspect the CIA at the start
  • FREE Borrowable EbookPower on the Right by William Turner
  • Garrison’s first suspects were the right-wing militia
  • CIA recruited lawyer Lloyd Cobb who was Shaw’s boss at the International Trade Mart
  • Litwin’s chapter on Kerry Thornley is one of the worst in the JFK literature
  • Article: Deep Fake Politics: Getting Adam Curtis Out of Your Head by Aaron Good
  • Aaron Good reviews Adam Curtis’ Can’t Get You Out of My Head
  • Articles: Kerry Thornley: A New Look by Jim DiEugenio: Part 1Part 2
  • Kerry Thornley’s novel about Oswald was written before the assassination
  • Thornley associated with Carlos Bringuier, Guy Banister, Clay Shaw, David Ferrie, Ed Butler
  • He was in the midst of all these people who despised Kennedy
  • And then later, he denied that he associated with them
  • On the night of the assassination, Thornley was so happy that he was singing
  • Testimony of Kerry Thornley (33 pages)
  • Most of the testimony of other Marines around Oswald had been reduced to half-page affidavits
  • Thornley had been kept on the stand longer than most of the witnesses in the entire inquiry
  • Thornley lied his head off when interrogated by Garrison
  • The CIA wanted to make an example out of Garrison
  • Richard Helms put together the Garrison group at the CIA
  • James Angleton’s Blacktape operation against Garrison
  • Richard Billings was the main reporter on the HSCA
  • Attorney Richard A. Sprague passes away at 95
  • Sprague was the first chief counsel of the HSCA
  • Garrison was offered the Lieutenant Governorship of the state of Louisiana
  • But Garrison refused as he was busy with the JFK case
  • David Phillips created the DRE
  • Free Borrowable EbookOswald and the CIA by John Newman
  • Book: The Devil’s Chessboard by David Talbot: HardcoverPaperbackKindleAudiobook
  • David Talbot’s book Brothers: Real History of the Kennedy YearsPaperbackKindleScribdAudiobook
  • Article: Biden, Trump, the CIA: Reflections in a Dark Mirror, Nixon vs. Helms, 1971 by Benjamin Cole
  • Article: Tom Bethell: A Study in Duplicity by Jim DiEugenio
  • Jim DiEugenio’s 25-part series on Destiny Betrayed (MP3)

 

#1037 – Martin Hay, Jim DiEugenio, Adele Edison

 

  • Martin Hay, a JFK researcher from the UK
  • Oliver Stone’s JFK got Martin interested in the case
  • “History is written by the victors”
  • The govt pays the other side to spread propaganda
  • Passport of the terrorist found on 9/11 even though the plane was destroyed on impact !!!
  • Article: Martin Hay reviews Josiah Thompson’s new book Last Second in Dallas
  • The acoustics evidence of the case
  • This was brought to the attention of HSCA by Mary Ferrell, Gary Mac and Gary Shaw
  • Book: Hear No Evil by Donald Thomas: PaperbackKindleAudiobook
  • 5 shots fired in Dealey Plaza
  • “We have proven a conspiracy but haven’t investigated the conspirators” – Dan Hardway
  • Nobel Laureate Luis Alvarez deviced the Jet Effect theory to explain the backward movement of Kennedy’s head
  • Article: Jet Effect RebuttalDownload PDF here
  • Alvarez explains the jiggle of the camera as the result of the shock wave from Oswald’s rifle
  • Dr. Cyril Wecht, the only dissenting member of the autopsy panel before the HSCA
  • Download Dr. Wecht’s HSCA testimony here (PDF)
  • Listen to Dr. Wecht’s HSCA testimony on Black Op Radio episode 720b
  • Purchase the entire 2015 season here for just $10
  • Kennedy’s neck wound was an entry hole?
  • Luis Alvarez’s experiments
  • Paul Hoch, a graduate student of Alvarez, took part in Alvarez’s shooting experiments
  • Hoch had the photographs of the experiments which he sold to Tink Thompson for $250
  • Alvarez’s team shot a lot of objects which all went away from the rifle, except the watermelons
  • “It is important to stress the fact that a taped melon was our a priori best mockup of a head & it showed retrograde
    recoil in the first test. If we had used the “Edison technique” & shot at a large collection of objects, & finally found
    one which gave retrograde recoil, then our firing experiments could reasonably be criticized.”
     – Luis Alvarez
  • Dr. John K. Lattimer revealed that Alvarez did not shoot at the melons with a mannlicher carcano rifle
  • FREE Download EbookSix Seconds in Dallas (PDF) by Josiah “Tink” Thompson
  • Martin’s blog: www.themysteriesofdealeyplaza.blogspot.com
  • Martin’s facebook profile
  • Part B: Jim DiEugenio; beginning at 1:00:06
  • Article: Neil Sheehan: In Retrospect by Jim DiEugenio
  • Sheehan makes himself a hero of the whole Pentagon Papers episode
  • Sheehan and David Halberstam were hawks on Vietnam in the beginning
  • The two of them were under the influence of John Paul Vann
  • “Bombers and helicopters and napalm are a help, but they are not enough”
    – David Halberstam in his book The Making of a Quagmire (1965, Random House)
  • “The lesson to be learned from Vietnam is that we must get in earlier, be shrewder,
    and force the other side to practice the self-deception”
     (ibid)
  • Article: Thomas D. Herman Smooches Halberstam and Sheehan by Jim DiEugenio
  • Sheehan’s book about John Paul Vann A Bright Shining Lie
  • My Lai massacre was part of Operation Pheonix
  • Book: The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in VietnamPaperbackHardcoverKindleAudiobook
  • Seymour Hersh wrote the My Lai massacre was an operation that was out of control
  • The New York Times sent Sheehan on a tour to discredit Mark Lane
  • Book: Conversations with Americans by Mark Lane: PaperbackKindle
  • Neil Sheehan attacked Mark Lane for his book Conversations with Americans in his article (NYT, Dec 27, 1970)
  • Book: A Lie too Big to Fail by Lisa Pease: HardcoverKindleScribd
  • Video: Jim Garrison’s response to the NBC hatchet job
  • Documentary: The Searchers by Randolph Benson (vimeo on demand)
  • The “Sniper’s Nest”: Incarnations And Implications by Allan Eaglesham
  • nheidenhiemer63@gmail.com
  • Part C: Adele Edison; beginning at 1:31:35
  • Re-run of show 526 (2011)
  • Who is Dr. Jose Rivera
  • NARRATIVE account OF contact with Col, JOSE RIVERA & US Army Service Command
  • Suspects drugged for some intelligence operation
  • Asked Adele to call a number and leave a message “Kill The Chief”
  • Discuss foreknowledge of “it” and event… this is how it will be done
  • Quotes “What will Jackie do? , / Before the Shrinners, / his best friend will kill him, “
  • Article A New Oswald Witness Goes Public (Updated 2009) -Bill Kelly
  • NARRATIVE ACCOUNT OF CONTACT WITH DR. JOSE RIVERA
  • Col. Jose Rivera & US Army Service Command

 

#1036 – Greg Parker, Michael Swanson

 

 

#1035 – Jim DiEugenio, Dr. Randy Robertson

 

  • Sirhan’s parole hearing postponed to Aug 27, 2021
  • Please write to the Parole Board
  • Address: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Board of Parole Hearings,
    Post Office Box 4036, Sacramento, CA 95812-4936; Phone: 916-445-4072
  • Article: Sirhan’s Upcoming Parole Hearing by Jim DiEugenio
  • Mike LeFlem to review Greg Poulgrain’s book JFK vs. Allen Dulles
  • Mark Adamcyzk’s upcoming article on declassifying the remaining JFK files
  • Book: Morley v. CIA: My Unfinished JFK Investigation by Jefferson Morley: Kindle
  • ARRB reversed the burden of proof on the defendant
  • Aaron Good’s upcoming review of Adam Curtis’s documentary series Can’t Get You Out of My Head
  • Curtis prefers style over substance
  • Milicent Cranor, Dr. Gary Aguilar and Jim DiEugenio to review Tink Thompson’s new book Last Second in Dallas
  • Thompson is one of the few critics who crossed over into the mainstream
  • Thompson’s book Six Seconds in Dallas made the cover of The Saturday Evening Postsee pic here
  • The New York Times was reinvestigating the JFK case in 1966
  • Tom Bethell, who helped derail Jim Garrison’s Kennedy assassination case, dies at 84
  • Article: Jim DiEugenio reviews The Devil is in the Details by Malcolm Blunt with Alan Dale
  • Betsy Wolf (one of the researchers of HSCA) and the Oswald file at the CIA
  • The CIA did not open a 201 file on Oswald for thirteen months after his “defection”
  • What Betsy Wolf discovered was not in the HSCA volumes
  • Somebody inside the CIA rigged the system so that no 201 file was opened on Oswald
  • What Jane Roman said by Jefferson Morley
  • A five-article series reviewing the research of Fred Litwin by Jim DiEugenio
  • Article: Litwin and the Warren Report by Jim DiEugenio
  • Article: Fred Litwin, On the Trail of Delusion – Part One by Jim DiEugenio
  • Article: Fred Litwin, On the Trail of Delusion – Part Two by Jim DiEugenio
  • Article: Fred Litwin, On the Trail of Delusion – Part Three by Jim DiEugenio
  • Article: Fred Litwin: Culture Warrior by Jim DiEugenio
  • Too many researchers think that they know about the New Orleans aspect of the case but don’t
  • Researchers like Peter Dale Scott, Anthony Summers, Paul Hoch, Tink Thompson
  • There were probably 40+ people during the autopsy at Bethesda
  • Fred Litwin does not mention the testimony of Pierre Finck during the trial of Clay Shaw
  • The FBI knew that Clay Shaw was Bertrand
  • “In my experience as an attorney, people with nothing to hide don’t hide things” – Allard Lowenstein
  • Shaw lied that he: didn’t know Oswald, Ferrie, hadn’t been to Clinton, wasn’t Bertrand & didn’t call Dean Andrews
  • Shaw’s lawyers knew he was guilty and that he was lying
  • Washington didn’t and wouldn’t let Garrison win the case
  • James Angleton had a black tape operation going on against Garrison for over two years
  • Book: The Devil is in the Details by Malcolm Blunt with Alan Dale: PaperbackKindle
  • Propaganda Due or P2 and Operation Gladio
  • Article: NATO’s Secret Armies, Operation Gladio, and JFK by Rob Couteau
  • Article: The Tragic ‘Years of Lead’ by Rob Couteau
  • Lemnitzer and Operation Northwoods
  • Litwin says that Jim Garrison was looking for Clay Shaw in 1963
  • One of the editors of Litwin’s book was Paul Hoch
  • Litwin’s sources include Hugh Aynesworth, Harry Connick, Rosemary James, Patricia Lambert, et al
  • Book: Jim Garrison: His Life and Times, The Early Years by Joan Mellen: Paperback
  • Litwin jumps from Garrison suffering from PTSD to him being DA by skipping the 15 years in between
  • Book: Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam by Nick Turse: PaperbackKindleAudiobook
  • FREE Borrowable EbookSideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia by William Shawcross
  • The normal rules of evidence, testimony and legal procedure gets thrown out in the Kennedy case
  • CBS news telecast a 2-hour special on the WC the night the Warren Report was released
  • Litwin insinuates that Jim Garrison was homophobic
  • Articles: Kerry Thornley: A New Look by Jim DiEugenio: Part 1Part 2
  • Testimony of Kerry Thornley (33 pages)
  • Most of the testimony of other Marines around Oswald had been reduced to half-page affidavits
  • Thornley had been kept on the stand longer than most of the witnesses in the entire inquiry
  • See Chapter 5, On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison; borrow ebook here
  • Article: Sylvia Meagher and Clay Shaw vs. Jim Garrison by Jim DiEugenio
  • Book: Let Justice Be Done by Bill Davy: PaperbackKindle
  • Video: Jim Garrison’s response to the NBC hatchet job
  • Anthony Summers wrote a blurb for Litwin’s book
  • Part B: Dr. Randy Robertson; beginning at 1:30:00
  • Dr. Robertson is a Board certified Diagnostic radiologist
  • Dr. Robertson became interested in the case after the movie JFK was released
  • Video: Dr. Robertson and Dr. Mantik discuss the Harper fragment
  • Five shots fired in Dealey Plaza
  • Article: A Review of Last Second in Dallas by Josiah Thompson by Dr. Robertson
  • Synchronizing the Zapruder film with the audio recording of the assassination
  • Dr. Robertson YouTube Channel

 

#1034 – Larry Schnapf, Matt Douthit

 

 

#1033 – Jim DiEugenio