#1123 – Paul Bleau

 

 

#1122 – Bill Kelly, Jim DiEugenio

 

 

#1121 – Jim DiEugenio

 

 

#1120 – Chris Gallop, David Talbot

 

 

#1119 – Dr. Cyril Wecht, Glenda Devaney, Steve Jaffe, Jim DiEugenio

 

 

#1118 – Paul Bleau, Jim DiEugenio

 

 

#1117 – Larry Schnapf, Ron Canazzi, Jim DiEugenio, Gary Dean

 

 

#1116 – Col. Fletcher Prouty

 

  • UNDERSTANDING SPECIAL OPERATIONS (Ratcliffe 1999), CHAPTER 1
  • I came on duty before the beginning of WWII, an ROTC cavalry unit
  • Active duty with the 4th Armored Division July 10th 1941
  • I reported to Creighton W. Abrams from my own home town
  • I began flight training in Maxwell Field in Alabama about May of 1942
  • In February of 1943 I was in Africa with the Air Transport Command
  • We flew General Smith into Saudi Arabia to meet representatives of Standard Oil
  • That’s the first clandestine exercise I was ever involved in
  • We established an operating base during the Cairo Conference
  • In Teheran, Churchill had no ID, the Russians weren’t going to let him through
  • Success at Teheran enabled Chiang Kai-shek to put more pressure on the Japanese
  • American generals supported Ho Chi Minh against the Japanese
  • A few miles below the Turkish Syrian border, 750 American former prisoners of war
  • I realized that some of my passengers were Nazi intelligence officers
  • This group did contain men who had been selected by Frank Wisner of the OSS
  • I never saw devastation equal to what I saw in the Soviet Union
  • January of ’45 I began flying the Pacific, four-engine transport work
  • The atom bomb had been used, this was mid-August, the Japanese had quit
  • We flew up to Tokyo on September 1st, 1945
  • At Atsugi air base, here were our enemies, they came over and helped us
  • Equipment for 500,000 men going to Hanoi in Indochina
  • Hiroshima, I flew very low over the area and had a good look at it
  • The decision had been made to establish an Air Force ROTC
  • I taught a very interesting course called “The Evolution of Warfare”
  • I visited Werner Von Braun to write about rockets and missiles
  • The Korean War broke out in June of 1950
  • I was one of five officers selected to initiate a new Air Defense Command
  • A difficult period, because of the enormous devastation power of the atom bomb
  • Spring of ’52, I was the Military Manager of Tokyo International Airport
  • Out of Tokyo we ran a regularly scheduled Embassy Run
  • Civil Air Transport, were delivering supplies to the French, fighting Ho Chi Minh
  • I met Colonel Lansdale and his organization in Vietnam
  • I was selected to attend the Armed Forces Staff College, in Norfolk, Virginia
  • One of the courses was a hypothetical NATO confrontation through Europe
  • It just shocked the whole group, the impact of what nuclear weapons could do
  • The hydrogen bomb would wipe out any city, you cannot fight war with that
  • I went to the Pentagon from that schoo, to the Air Force Plans Office, in July of 1955
  • General Thomas White told me NSC had published Directive Directive 5412, in 1954
  • The Department of Defense would provide support for clandestine operations
  • “Military Support of the Clandestine Operations of the United States Government”
  • I was the “Chief of Team B,” in charge of clandestine operations, for the Air Force
  • The Economy Act of 1932 became the heart of the covert program
  • We created literally hundreds of false military organizations
  • The 1234 Logistics Squadron really belongs to CIA
  • This clandestine system we established, we called “Tab-6”
  • Mr. Dulles sent me around the world to many of his stations
  • In Athens there was a camp for people we call, “mechanics” (hit men, gunmen)
  • Thousands of ex-Nazis were being brought to the US for their various skills
  • We could paratroop people in following a massive nuclear attack
  • “Special Forces” were created for that post-strike purpose
  • Hitler’s chief of intelligence, Reinhardt Gehlen, became a U.S. Army general
  • European command began looking on CIA as a “Fourth Force” in nuclear warfare
  • From 1945 until 1965, CIA was the operating command for military forces in Vietnam
  • CIA had quite an air force, operated and maintained under “Air America”
  • New Year’s Eve of 1958-59, I waited for CIA orders to go into Cuba
  • Senator Kennedy understood events going on in Vietnam and Laos and in Cuba
  • President Kennedy was briefed, 3,000 instead of 300 and an invasion was planned
  • The first objective for the program: they must destroy the aircraft
  • Three B-26 bombers destroyed all but three of Castro’s combat-capable aircraft
  • McGeorge Bundy reversed the President’s decision and said, “no air strike tomorrow.”
  • We didn’t need air cover, those Cuban jets were supposed to be rubble by sunrise
  • We had to cover Vietnam with helicopter maintenance people
  • A great number of those were cover military; they were involved with the CIA
  • By the summer of ’63 Kennedy had made up his mind to get out of Vietnam
  • NSAM 263, otherwise known as the Taylor/McNamara Trip Report of October ’63
  • By the end of 1965 all U.S. personnel will be out of Vietnam
  • President Diem was killed in Vietnam
  • Ed Lansdale came to me one day, “Fletch, how would you like to go to the South Pole?”
  • I was out of Washington from, I think, the 10th of November until November 28th
  • That time, unequaled in history, Vietnam War, the death of Kennedy, other strange events
  • The Secretary of Defense established an office called the Office of Special Operations
  • Providing for Department of Defense support in connection with special operations activities
  • We had to work with Treasury, with FAA, with Customs, we had to have cleared people
  • As intricate as anything we did in the days was handling money
  • NSA is eyes and ears, a purely technical or mechanical job
  • Communications channels exist all over the world, floating around, all vibrating away
  • CIA activities are much different from the NSA activities
  • Lansdale was a good operator, but not the man to be the boss
  • Ed Lansdale in Dealey Plaza Video
  • Proutypedia

 

#1115 – Jen Abreu, Walter Herbst

 

  • Jen Abreu is the founder of Redemption Row California
  • Jen’s website link: www.redemptionrowcalifornia.com
  • Online press event on Wednesday, 28th Sept, by Angela Berry and Jen
  • Sirhan was granted parole but Governor Gavin Newsom reversed the parole board’s recommendation
  • Phone call message from Sirhan Sirhan
  • The Pantry
  • Reject Penal Code 3041.2
  • Sign the petition here
  • Sirhan going before another parole board on March 1st, 2023
  • Most Americans are heavily propagandized and so they don’t think critically
  • Part B: Walter Herbst; beginning at 23:45
  • Walter Herbst is the author of
    It Did Not Start with JFK: The Decades of Events That Led to the Assassination of John F Kennedy
  • It Did Not Start with JFK: Vol 1PaperbackKindle
  • It Did Not Start with JFK: Vol 2PaperbackKindle
  • Both of these books are available on kindle unlimited subscription program
  • For the interview regarding volume 1 of Herbst’s book, please listen to episode 1109
  • Walter’s website: www.herbstbooks.com
  • George Kennan’s policy of containment of Soviet expansion during the Cold War
  • Lee Harvey Oswald at New Orleans
  • Rose Cherami warned about the JFK assassination before it happened
  • Guy Banister was part of the organization Friends of Democratic Cuba
  • New Orleans was a hotbed of anti-Soviet and anti-Castro activities
  • Oswald’s fellow marine Kerry Thornley
  • Second wallet found at the Tippit shooting
  • Video: Oswald stunned to learn that he’s charged with killing JFK (press conference)
  • What the Warren Commission said happened could not have happened
  • June Cobb translated The Shark and the Sardines into English
  • June was a confidential informant for the FBN (Federal Bureau of Narcotics), and then later worked with the CIA
  • The defector who wasn’t !!
  • What was Oswald doing among the White Russian community?
  • Oswald’s time in the Soviet Union
  • Throughout his life, Oswlad seems to know things he shouldn’t know
  • Walter’s email address: walter@herbstbooks.com
  • Walter’s facebook profile
  • Walter is currently working on Vol 3 of the book series

 

#1114 – Jen Abreu, Donald McGovern, Jim DiEugenio

 

  • Jen Abreu is the founder of Redemption Row California
  • How Jen got into the Sirhan case
  • Jen’s website link: www.redemptionrowcalifornia.com
  • The Pantry
  • Reject Penal Code 3041.2
  • Sign the petition here
  • The Parole Board is not the place to relitigate your case
  • Sirhan has been denied parole 16 times
  • Paul Schrade is the last living victim of the incident
  • Paul believes that Sirhan did not shoot Bobby Kennedy
  • Sirhan has been been in prison for 54 years
  • Gavin got it wrong
  • Admission of guilt is not a prerequisite for parole under California law
  • Sirhan was granted parole but Governor Gavin Newsom reversed the parole board’s recommendation
  • People do not want to face and look at this evidence but rather keep their preconceptions and prejudices
  • If you don’t start to ask tough/real questions, you become complicit by doing nothing
  • FREE Borrowable EbookAn Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King by William Pepper
  • “The evidence against Sirhan is overwhelming” – Kamala Harris
  • Kamala Harris’s role in denying Sirhan parole when was California’s Attorney General
  • Sirhan’s lawyer Angela Berry has been working on writ of habeus corpus
  • Online press event on Wednesday, 28th Sept, by Angela and Jen
  • Los Angeles PD and the DA historically do not have a great record
  • Part B: Donald McGovern, Jim DiEugenio; beginning at 44:00
  • Donald McGovern reviews netflix’s new documentary The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes
  • Article: The Unheard Tapes: Part 1 by Donald McGovern
  • Article: The Unheard Tapes: Part 2 by Donald McGovern
  • This netflix series is based on the work of Anthony Summers
  • Ralph Greenson was Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatrist
  • Greenson had essentially adopted Marilyn
  • Marilyn was a very private person who had very few close friends
  • Donald has read about 125 books on Monroe and the case
  • Bernard Spindel, Al Rosen, Gloria Romanoff, John Huston
  • The New York authorities found nothing pertaining to Marilyn in Spindel’s house
  • Spindel said that Marilyn died when RFK was in her house
  • If Marilyn had Bobby Kennedy’s private number then why did she call him at the DOJ switchboard?
  • The ambulance theory
  • Thomas Noguchi performed the autopsy of Marilyn
  • Donald McGovern’s website: www.marilynfromthe22ndrow.com/wp by Donald McGovern
  • FREE Online BookMurder Orthodoxies by Donald McGovern