#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


#969b – Bill Kelly



#969a – Jim DiEugenio


  • At Kennedys and King
  • Jim’s presentation at the CAPA November in Dallas conference on Nov 22, 2019: View OnlineDownload PDF
  • The FBI got reports on David Ferrie on the very day of the assassination
  • “The JFK case was a turning point for the FBI, in both its public reputation and its inner corruption” – Bill Turner, FBI
  • Former CIA Moscow Station Chief Rolf Mowatt Larsen’s presentation at the CAPA conference
  • Larsen claims that the CIA recruited Oswald into a conspiracy to kill Kennedy
  • Larsen also claims that Oswald fired at General Walker
  • Video: David Josephs’ presentation: Oswald’s Mexico city trip (BOR 920)
  • Video: David Jospehs’ presentation: The Rifle: CE 139 (BOR 920)
  • Larry Schnapf resigned from the Board of CAPA due to Cyril Wecht’s presence at Judyth Baker’s conference
  • Book: Judyth Vary Baker – In Her Own Words by Walt Brown: PaperbackKindle
  • A synopsis of the CAPA Conference
  • John Newman’s presentation on Antonio Veciana’s ties to military intelligence
  • Article: Cold Case Hammarskjold by Jim
  • Jim reviews the new documentary Cold Case Hammarskjold in his article
  • Documentary: Cold Case Hammarskjold: Stream on AmazoniTunesDirectvMicrosoftVerizonVudu
  • This is the best documentary on the Hammarskjold case
  • Book: Who Killed Hammarskjold? by Susan Williams: HardcoverPaperbackKindle
  • Article: Midnight in the Congo: Assassination of Lumumba & Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjold by Lisa Pease
  • Article: Hammarskjold and Kennedy vs. The Power Elite by Jim DiEugenio
  • The Hammarskjold Commission – Witness Statement of Lisa Pease
  • SAIMR = South African Institute for Maritime Research
  • The chief witness in the film is a former SAIMR operative named Alexander Jones
  • He saw three pictures from the Hammarskjold crash site
  • One of the men he saw in the photo was Keith Maxwell, an action operative of SAIMR
  • Witnesses saw land rovers going to the accident scene
  • This was before the accident was officially announced
  • It very well could have been a clean-up team in the land rovers to eliminate any survivors
  • Of all the dead bodies, only Hammarskjold’s body was not charred and burned
  • A card was stuffed into Hammarskjold’s collar; an ace of spades according to a witness
  • “Dag Hammarskjold was the greatest statesman of the 20th century” – President Kennedy
  • Edmund Gullion, the then US Ambassador to Congo, suspected that the crash wasn’t an accident
  • Kennedy took over where Hammarskjold left off
  • Operation Grandslam, an offensive undertaken by United Nations peacekeeping forces against the state of Katanga
  • Katangese forces were decisively defeated and Katanga was forcibly reintegrated into the Congo
  • After Kennedy’s death, Johnson completely changed the policy in Congo
  • The CIA was sent in to Congo to finish off the last remaining followers of Patrice Lumumba
  • Eisenhower ordered the CIA to eliminate Lumumba
  • Listener questions answered
  • Richard Nixon aka Tricky Dick
  • Nixon should have been impeached; it was a mistake not to impeach him
  • Book: Into the Nightmare by Joseph McBride: PaperbackKindle
  • This is the best book on the Tippit case
  • Jim’s review of Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann’s book Ultimate Sacrifice
  • Book: Spy Saga: Lee Harvey Oswald and US Intelligence by Philip Melanson: Read online, Download PDF
  • Video: Truth is the Only Client panel discussion
  • Testimony of Dennis Hyman Ofstein to the Warren Commission: Read onlineDownload PDF
  • June Cobb, a CIA informant and asset
  • Video: Trailer of the documentary The Parkland DoctorsWatch here
  • At 2:30pm on Nov 22nd, a guy told Dr. Malcolm Perry to never say that a shot came from the front


#968b – Richard Otto



#968a – Vince Palamara


  • Author of four books
  • Book: Survivor’s Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President KennedyPaperbackKindle
  • Book: JFK: From Parkland to Bethesda: The Ultimate Kennedy Assassination CompendiumPaperbackKindle
  • Book: The Not-So-Secret Service: Agency Tales from FDR to Kennedy Assassination to Reagan EraPaperbackKindle
  • Book: Who’s Who in the Secret Service: History’s Most Renowned AgentsPaperbackKindle
  • Vince spoke at the 7th Annual JFK Assassination Conference organized by TrineDay
  • Vince’s presentation was titled: What’s Your Theory? Here’s My Fact
  • Other speakers included: Dick Russell, Mal Hyman, Dr. Cyril Wecht
  • The event was recorded by Randy Benson and also by a Japanese TV crew for their upcoming documentary
  • People from all over the world paid their respects at the Grassy Knoll on Nov 22
  • There was no professional recording or broadcast of the motorcade in Dallas
  • Lack of protection in Dallas
  • No agents at the back of the Presidential limousine
  • Sam Kinney said that he was solely responsible for the removal of the protective bubble top
  • He also said that Kennedy had nothing to do with it
  • The building rooftops were guarded in previous motorcades
  • Col. Fletcher Prouty pointed out the lack of protection
  • The Florida motorcade, just four days prior to Dallas, was 28 miles long
  • Godfrey McHugh was asked by the Secret Service to not ride the Presidential limousine
  • Secret service protection protocols were not followed in Dallas
  • Had the secret service followed these protocols, Kennedy would have survived
  • Where does coincidence end and conspiracy begins?
  • Three Secret Service suspects: Floyd Boring, Emory Roberts and Bill Greer
  • Floyd Boring was involved in the planning of the Texas Trip
  • Boring was the number two agent of the Kennedy detail
  • The number one agent Gerald Behn took his first full vacation
  • Boring said that Kennedy never ordered agents off the back of the limousine
  • Clint Hill testified that it was Boring who ordered the agents not ride the back of the limousine
  • “The Secret Service was the only boss that the President of the United States had” – President Truman
  • The Secret Service can overrule even the President when it comes to his own security
  • “He can tell you what he wants done and he can tell you certain things but that doesn’t mean you have to do it.
    What we used to do was always agree with the President and then we’d do what we felt was best anyway.”

    – Clint Hill, Sixth Floor Oral History
  • The only agency which can give orders to the President – the secret service – may make much greater use of this
    perogative in the future
     – AP report, Nov 25, 1963: see here
  • Emory Roberts was the agent in-charge of the follow-up car in Dallas
  • Roberts called off the secret service agents running along side Kennedy’s limousine
  • Video: Secret Service agent Donald J. Lawton is perplexed on being ordered away from the Presidential limousine
  • Bill Greer was the driver of the limousine
  • When shooting began, Greer slowed down the car and looked back at Kennedy
  • Thus giving enough time for the shooters to kill Kennedy
  • Bill Greer’s wife worked at the NSA from 1958 to 1973
  • Emory Roberts became the Appointments Secretary under Lyndon Johnson
  • Nine Secret Service agents were drunk the previous night of the assassination
  • Alcohol consumption is grounds for removal from the Secret Service
  • None of the Secret Service agents were reprimanded
  • Clint Hill went on to become Chief of the White House detail and Assistant Director
  • Clint Hill’s girlfriend is Lisa McCubbin, the co-author of his books
  • Hill made millions off the assassination, his books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies
  • Gerald Blaine put the blame on Kennedy for not having agents at the back of the car
  • Secret Service Agent Thomas B. Shipman mysteriously died on Oct 14, 1963 at Camp David
  • Shipman was the would-be driver of the President’s limousine (instead of Bill Greer)
  • Clint Hill’s book Mrs. Kennedy and Me to be made into a major movie
  • Vince Palamara features in the documentary A Coup in Camelot
  • Documentary: A Coup in CamelotAmazon PrimeVimeo On Demand
  • Book: The Inheritance: Poisoned Fruit of JFK’s Assassination by Christopher & Michele Fulton: PaperbackKindle
  • Other speakers included Christopher Fulton, Robert Tanenbaum, Roger Craig Jr., Robert Gorden, Gary Shaw
  • Book: Burying the Lead: The Media and the JFK Assassination by Mal Hyman: PaperbackKindle
  • Mal Hyman interviewed on Black Op Radio; listen to episode 939
  • Vince’s website: www.vincepalamara.com
  • Blog: www.vincepalamara.blogspot.com
  • Vince’s YouTube channelFacebook page and Twitter handle


#967 – Jerry Coley


  • Replay of BOR 297 (Season 7; 2006)
  • Coley recounts in detail his experiences in the Dealey Plaza area on the morning of November 22, 1963
  • Jack Ruby would join Jerry Coley and his colleague Don Campbell for coffee on Fridays
  • Coley met Ruby on the morning of Nov 22 around 8am
  • He then left for work and returned around 11am
  • He saw that Ruby was still there at Noonan’s desk
  • Coley and his friend Charlie Mulkey stepped out to see the Presidential motorcade
  • Around 12.15-12.20, a man had an epileptic fit
  • Within a few minutes, the motorcade arrived
  • After the gunshots were fired, Coley and Mulkey started down the esplanade
  • A policeman with a shotgun stopped the both of them and asked them to get the hell out of there
  • He discovered a pool of blood on the steps near the picket fence
  • After the shots, all people headed towards the grassy knoll area
  • No one was going towards the Book Depository at that time
  • Around quarter to one, Coley saw that Ruby was still at Noonan’s desk
  • Don Roberdeau’s map showing location of blood (see “liquid red pool”), View Map Here
  • Jim Hood, ad department photographer, and Coley then went back to the site of the pool of blood
  • By Monday morning, no blood stain could be found
  • Coley’s wife receives threatening calls
  • Two men who identify themselves as FBI agents visit Coley
  • And take away the negatives and the positives of the blood stain photo
  • This pool of blood would reveal a second shot that missed the limousine completely
  • The injury to James Tague being the first
  • Jim Hood dies in a mysterious air crash several years later
  • “I understand a London insurance firm has prepared an actuarial chart on the likelihood of 20 of the people involved
    in this case dying within three years of the assassination — and found the odds 30 trillion to one. But I’m sure
    NBC will shortly discover that one of my investigators bribed the computer.”
     – Jim Garrison, Playboy interview
  • Jim Garrison Playboy interview: Part 1Part 2Download PDF


#966c – Jim DiEugenio


  • At Kennedys and King
  • Review of Stephen Kinzer, Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb & the CIA Search for Mind Control by Michael LeFlem
  • Article: The Assassin Next Door Focuses On the Wrong Target by Jeff Carter
  • The Wilcott Affidavit and Interrogation by the HSCA
  • James Wilcott worked out of the Tokyo CIA station at the time of the assassination
  • NOLA Express Interview with Mark Lane
  • The interview is about Mark Lane’s take on the Garrison case
  • Part 1: Charles Brandt’s I Heard You Paint Houses by Jim
  • Part 2: Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro’s The Irishman by Jim
  • The book and the movie are supposedly about the Jimmy Hoffa case
  • Part 1 is a review of the book and Part 2 is a review of the movie
  • Charles Brandt is supposedly working on the JFK case now
  • Article: Dennis Breo, the New York Times, and JFK by Jim
  • Dennis Breo was the writer for JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
  • According to Breo, there was no second shooter on the grassy knoll or anywhere else
  • George Lundberg, the editor of JAMA, was not happy with the portrayal of his friend Dr. Humes in Stone’s JFK
  • The Shaw trial was the first direct exposure of the corrupt practices that went on in Bethesda
  • “You must understand that in those circumstances, there were law enforcement officials,
    military people, with various ranks and you have to coordinate the operations according to directions.”
    – from Finck’s testimony in the Clay Shaw trial
  • See page 300 of Destiny Betrayed, Second Edition by Jim: PaperbackHardcoverKindleAudiobook
  • FREE BORROWABLE EBOOKJFK: Conspiracy of Silence by Charles A. Crenshaw, Jens Hansen and J. Gary Shaw
  • Dr. Crenshaw said the back of the head photo did not reveal the blowout wound he had seen
  • In their article, Lundberg and Breo questioned if Crenshaw was in the emergency room
  • Crenshaw requested a right to reply and Lundberg refused
  • Crenshaw then launched a lawsuit for defamation
  • Brad Kizzia represented Dr. Crenshaw
  • Breo claims that the back wound was located at the neck and not in Kennedy’s back
  • There is no existing record of sectioning Kennedy’s brain
  • Article: The Two-Brain Memorandum by Douglas Horne: Download PDF
  • The angle from the sixth floor of the TSBD to the limousine below is right to left
  • But according to the autopsy the bullet exited going left to right
  • The autopsy was such a mess that no observer can come to real conclusions
  • FREE DOWNLOAD EBOOK (PDF): Six Seconds in Dallas by Josiah “Tink” Thompson
  • Video: Secret Service Agent Clint Hill demonstrates JFK head wound
  • There was no peer review of Breo’s writing about the JFK case
  • JAMA settled with Crenshaw for about a quarter of a million dollars
  • John Stringer, the autopsy photographer, said that the autopsy photographs were not the ones that he took
  • Oliver Stone at the CAPA November in Dallas conference; details here
  • Speakers include Russ Baker, Bill Kelly, Jim DiEugenio, Dr. Cyril Wecht, Cliff Spiegelman
  • Dr. Gary Aguilar, Judge Brandon Birmingham, David Josephs, Bill Simpich, John Newman
  • Video: David Josephs’ presentation: Part 1Part 2 (BOR 920)
  • Jim DiEugenio’s presentation on Clay Shaw, JFK, the FBI and Jim Garrison
  • Jim’s presentation to begin at 6.50pm on Friday evening (Nov 22nd)
  • The documentary series JFK: Destiny Betrayed to be out in March
  • JFK: Destiny Betrayed IMDB page
  • The series is based on Jim’s two books: Destiny Betrayed and The JFK Assassination: The Evidence Today
  • Book: The JFK Assassination: The Evidence Today by Jim: PaperbackKindle
  • Oliver Stone was attacked seven months before his movie JFK was even released
  • Book: JFK: The Book of the Film by Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar: PaperbackKindle
  • The establishment doesn’t want to let anyone destroy the WC or revive Jim Garrison
  • Oliver Stone’s movie did both those things
  • And it also connected JFK’s murder to the Vietnam war
  • Nicholas Lemann’s article in GQ magazine titled The Case Against Jim Garrison
  • Zachary Sklar’s response to Lemann’s article: Download PDF
  • Jim’s presentation (ppt/pdf) to be uploaded to www.kennedysandking.com on Saturday


#966b – S.T. Patrick



#966a – Chris Gallop


  • Chris Gallop’s The Continuing Inquiry: JFK Luncheon & Symposium
  • 11am to 5pm, Sunday, 24 Nov at Dirty Job Brewing, 117 Main Street, Mansfield, Texas 76063
  • Admission fee $65 only
  • Speakers include Bill Simpich, author of State Secret (free online ebook)
  • Roger Craig Jr., son of Roger Craig Sr. who discovered a 7.65 mauser at the sixth floor of the TSBD
  • Video: JFK Assassination: The Roger Craig Story
  • Hank Slaughter, a retired army sniper, to talk about how Oswald could not have made those shots
  • Steve Cameron, author and producer of the upcoming book and movie The Deputy Interviews about Roger Craig
  • The Deputy Interviews facebook page
  • Dr. Michael Marcades, son of Rose Cherami
  • Book: Rose Cherami: Gathering Fallen Petals by Dr. Michael Marcades: PaperbackKindle
  • Dr. Michael Marcades to release the complete medical records of Rose Cherami
  • An updated second edition of the book to be released soon
  • J. Gary Shaw, first generation reseacher and author
  • FREE DOWNLOAD EBOOKCover-Up by J. Gary Shaw and Larry R. Harris
  • FREE BORROWABLE EBOOKJFK: Conspiracy of Silence by Charles A. Crenshaw, Jens Hansen and J. Gary Shaw
  • FREE BORROWABLE EBOOKJFK Has Been Shot by Charles A. Crenshaw, Jens Hansen and J. Gary Shaw
  • Getting legitimate answers requires asking legitimate questions
  • Videos: Gary Shaw on Alternative Viewswatch here; or download Part 1Part 2
  • Jonathan Pike, son of William Roy Pike aka Mickey Ryan
  • Ryan was the bookkeeper/bartender in the carousel club who worked closely with Jack Ruby
  • Ryan told a judge that he saw Jack Ruby and Oswald together several times
  • Randolph Benson to film the symposium
  • Documentary: The Searchers by Randolph Benson (vimeo on demand)
  • Chris Gallop to be present at the book store, CAPA Conference, 22-23 Nov
  • Rare and out of print books of the case to be sold at the CAPA Conference
  • Chris’ facebook profile
  • Join JFK-The Continuing Inquiry facebook group
  • Chris’ website: www.jfk-thecontinuinginquiry.com
  • Contact Chirs at cjgallop@yahoo.com


#965d – John Judge – Part 3


  • Iranian Hostage Rescue (04/24/1980)
  • Told to take sand protecting shields off helicopter engines
  • They wanted to embarrass and undermine Carter
  • Kennedy understood they lied, he fired Dulles, Cabell, Bissell
  • Thirteen Days (2000) film , The Kennedy Tapes: (May/Zelikow 2002)
  • Missile Crisis, Kennedy was about the only level head in the room
  • Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp had an Intelligence background
  • Sleeping with your intern is a sport in Washington, D.C.
  • Presidents come and go, Intelligence agencies stick around
  • Tim McVeigh, the shmuck in the truck, following orders
  • Reagan shooting (03/30/1981), Hinckley, Richardson
  • None of Hinckley’s bullets hit Reagan
  • A 45 degree downward angle, back-to-front, left-to-right
  • Hit by a small flechette, a razor edged disk
  • On film, you can see the planting of the .22
  • The limo was headed for Bethesda, not the White House
  • Reagan got to the hospital 15 minutes after James Brady
  • Hinkley family was financially and socially linked to the Bush’s
  • It’s not a conspiracy, it’s ironic, John is an Irony Theorist
  • ‘W’ was the dumbest one, a coke addict, party animal, lush
  • A phonied-up election, they’re going to decide
  • Washington said, no standing army, avoid foreign entanglements
  • Political parties, put decision making in the hands of an elite
  • COPA (now CAPA – Citizens Against Political Assassinations)
  • Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA)
  • John acknowledges Fletcher Prouty’s passing
  • One year a memorial was held at the Kennedy gravesite
  • Penn Jones introduce John to Fletcher
  • John kept up with Fletcher’s articles
  • The Ratcliffe (BOR #13) interviews, Understanding Special Operations
    And Their Impact on The Vietnam War Era
    1989 Interview with L. Fletcher Prouty, Colonel USAF (Retired) (1999)
  • When John was young, he knew persons like Fletcher
  • He would sit back and listen when they spoke unguardedly
  • John Judge (December 14, 1947 – April 15, 2014)