#970 – Lee Sheperd


  • Previous appearance on Black Op Radio: Episode 945
  • Lee Shepherd wrote to Frances Gary Powers Jr.: Letter 1Letter 2Letter 3Letter 4
  • William D. Pawley, a US ambassador and a noted businessman
  • Lee has been researching Pawley’s letters and private files
  • Pawley Jr. was a prominent investor in Cuba’s in the late 1940s
  • Pawley’s brother Eugene headed the China desk of OSS during WW2
  • Pawley was a good friend of Allen Dulles, Adlai Stevenson, Ted Shackley, William Harvey, Katherine Graham (Post)
  • He worked in the administrations of FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford
  • Ambassador to Peru and Brazil
  • According to Gaeton Fonzi, Pawley was an honorary member of the Old Boys Network
  • Shackley approved Operation Tilt
  • Operation Tilt was designed to embarass Kennedy by propagating that Soviet missiles were in Cuba
  • i.e. after the missile crisis
  • Kennedy’s chances for reelection in 1964 likely would become minimal if it was demonstrated that
    the Russians had fooled him, leaving missiles behind in Cuba
     – Larry Hancock, Shadow Warfare
  • Book: Shadow Warfare by Larry Hancock & Stuart Wexler: PaperbackHardcoverKindle
  • “Right up until his death FDR persisted in the delusion that he personally was endowed with the gifts and the wisdom
    to build a foundation for world peace through friendly relations with Moscow”
     – from one of Pawley’s letters
  • “I have reached the painful conclusion that if our present version of détente continues in the pattern of the past,
    within 10 years the United States of America will fall under the dominion of, what will in effect be, a one world
    government dominated by the Soviet Union following some ultimate conciliation by the US President who finds
    that he has no alternative with our physical destruction. There is evidence that some US policymakers deem
    such an outcome as a rational and perhaps the only way to avoid a nuclear war. It would indeed be the supreme
    masterpiece of human irrationality if the United States were, out of fear of nuclear war, or in pursuit of a welfare
    state economy, to allow an industrially inferior but agressive and expansionist Soviet power to achieve a position
    of clear military superiority.” – Ibid
  • The CIA’s infiltration of the media = Operation Mockingbird
  • Article: The CIA and the Media by Carl Bernstein
  • Article: The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know by James F. Tracy
  • FREE Borrowable Ebook: In Search of Enemies – A CIA Story by John Stockwell
  • FREE Borrowable Ebook: The Praetorian Guard – The US Role in the New World Order by John Stockwell
  • “There have been about 3000 major covert operations and over 10,000 minor operations. All illegal and all designed
    to disrupt, destabilize or modify the activities of other countries.”
     – John Stockwell in his book The Praetorian Guard
  • “There is no country in the Western hemisphere that has been exploited as badly by the American businessmen.
    There is no country in the Western hemisphere with as much poverty, destitution, misery and hunger
    as there is in Cuba.”
     – President Kennedy to Pawley
  • FREE Borrowable Ebook: The Man Who Knew Too Much by Dick Russell
  • “Spending money on getting rid of Kennedy was the best investment I ever made” – Pawley
  • “Don’t worry John. We’re going to kill that motherf**ker” – Pawley
  • FREE Borrowable Ebook: Deadly Secrets: The CIA-Mafia War against Castro by Warren Hinckle and William Turner
  • FREE Borrowable Ebook: The Fish is Red: The Secret War against Castro by Warren Hinckle and William Turner
  • The TILT affair is one of the few known instances in which an entire covert operation might have been conducted
    with the knowledge that a successful result could effectively unseat a sitting president
  • It is the researchers who have kept this case alive, not the government
  • HBO Miniseries Chernobyl
  • “Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, the debt must be paid.” – from the HBO miniseries
  • John Martino, who on the the Tilt mission, later confessed to his role in the assassination (43 sec)
  • Lee Shepherd’s facebook profile
  • Lee’s email address: jfknight1122@gmail.com