#1101 – Col. L. Fletcher Prouty


  • Lawerence Patterson’s National Bankruptcy Seminar Sept 1993
  • An Insiders View: “The Last Word on the Assassination”
  • Something more serious than the death of just one man happened on Nov 22, 1963
  • Kennedy was not going in the direction that certain very powerful groups wanted
  • Kennedy sent Col. Prouty’s boss Gen. Viktor Krulak to South Vietnam to get as much data as possible
  • Gen. Krulak served as special assistant for counter insurgency activities, Organization of the JCS
  • Col. Prouty was offered the assignment of Chief of Intelligence in Vietnam which he declined
  • The Mcnamara-Taylor report was actually written by Gen. Krulak and Col. Prouty
  • National Security Action Memorandum 263
  • NSAM 263 mentioned in Oliver Stone’s movie JFK
  • Media attacked Stone’s JFK even before the film had a final script
  • The second death of President Kennedy
  • Lawlessness is being accepted at the highest levels
  • Lawlessness is abided when it’s approved of by the people in power today
  • Col. Prouty’s unexpected meet with George Patton
  • The 2600 US soldiers that went “missing in action” in Sicily, 1943
  • PT-109 (JFK’s patrol boat)
  • The CIA was created under the National Security Act of 1947
  • The law contained no provision whatsoever for the colleciton of intelligence or clandestine activities
  • National Security Council Directive 5412: HTMLPDFRatical
  • NSC 5412 defined ‘Covert Operations’ for the first time
  • NSC 5412: The overt foreign activities of the U.S. Government should be supplemented by covert operations
  • NSC 5412: “Covert Operations” shall be understood to be all activities conducted pursuant to this directive which
    are so planned and executed that any U.S. Government responsibility for them is not evident to unauthorized
    persons and that if uncovered the U.S. Government can plausibly disclaim any responsibility for them.
  • President Eisenhower believed that the CIA should not become a fourth force
  • The CIA supported more than 42,000 Indonesians during their rebellion against President Sukarno
  • US Marine named Lee Harvey Oswald took part in the CIA’s operation against President Sukarno
  • By mid 1959, Vice President Richard Nixon declared Fidel Castro a communist
  • In March 1960, the NSC approved covert operations against Castro
  • Eisenhower’s Crusade for peace
  • Video: Fletcher Prouty explains how and why the Gary Powers’ U2 flight was sabotaged
  • Allen Dulles’s testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on 31 May 1960
    about the Gary Powers’ incident: Read onlineScanned PDFSearchable PDF
  • President Eisenhower’s farewell address on Jan 17, 1961: VideoText
  • “It has long been a Kennedy tradition: not to get mad but to get even. I fully realize that
    I shall not be able to get even during my first term in office. But during my second term,
    you are going to see some important changes” – President Kennedy
  • The CIA by itself changed the plans for the anti-Castro operations
    from the Eisenhower-approved small unit attacks to a major over-the-beach invasion
  • By 1960, the Vietnam war preparations were in their fifteenth year
  • The Bay of Pigs operation in April 1961
  • McGeorge Bundy’s call to the Deputy Director of the CIA Charles P. Cabell cancelling the air strikes
  • General Walter Bedell Smith was the key to the whole Kennedy study plan (Bay of Pigs)
  • Gen. Smith was the Director of Central Intelligence from 1950-53
  • Letter From the Chairman of the Cuba Study Group (Taylor) to President Kennedy (FRUS)
  • “In closing, may I express our view of the great importance of a prompt implementation of our first recommendation
    to establish a Strategic Resources Group supported by a Cold War Indications Center which will allow our
    government readily to focus its resources on the objectives which you set in the so-called Cold War.”
  • “The Joint Chiefs of Staff have a responsibility for the defense of the nation in the Cold War
    similar to that which they have in conventional hostilities”
  • NSAM 55 (FRUS)
  • NSAMs 55, 56 and 57
  • 2.7 million Americans served in Vietnam
  • From 1945-65, almost all US military personnel in Vietnam served under the
    operational authority of the CIA and not under military command
  • CIA’s Siagon Military Mission
  • During the entire Kennedy period, there was no conventional military activity in Vietnam
  • “The first thing I’ll do when I’m re-elected, I’m gonna get Americans out of Vietnam” – JFK
  • Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volume IV, Vietnam, August–December 1963
    Download this Ebook in EPUB or MOBI format
  • “The United States’ objective in South Vietnam is to bring Americans home” – JFK on Nov 14, 1963
  • Video: JFK’s last press conference on Nov 14, 1963: “that is our object – to bring Americans home”
  • Oct 30 1963, there were 16,730 military personnel in Vietnam
  • FREE Borrowable EbookIn Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam by Robert S. McNamara
  • Leslie Gelb, director of the Pentagon Papers project, became the President of the CFR in 1993
  • The CFR mourns the passing of Dr. Leslie H. Gelb, CFR’s president emeritus and a dedicated member for 46 years
  • FREE Download Ebooks: The Pentagon Papers (The Senator Gravel Edition): Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3Vol 4Vol 5
  • Page 223 of Vol 2“…US intention to withdraw 1,000 troops by the end of the year”
  • On the same page, it talks about NSAM 273 on Nov 23, 1963
  • But NSAM 273 DID NOT exist on Nov 23, 1963; it was signed on the 26th
  • McGeorge Bundy’s draft of NSAM 273 written on Nov 21, 1963
  • The Christchurch Star: Nov 23, 1963
  • Historically assassinations take place when the usual high degree of protection of the leader
    of any state is not provided. That condition alone invites planned murder
  • The Secret Service protocols for protecting the President were not followed in Dallas
  • Man with the umbrella, open windows
  • “I never believed that Oswald acted alone” – LBJ, Atlantic, July 1973
  • “We had been operating a damned Murder Inc. in the Caribbean” – LBJ (same source as above)
  • FBI Director Hoover informed LBJ that the shots were fired from the FIFTH floor
  • A tree blocked the view from the fifth floor making it impossible to shoot Kennedy
  • It was then changed to the SIXTH floor
  • Arlen Specter deviced the The Single Bullet Theory (aka The Magic Bullet)