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American former marine who assassinated John F. Kennedy

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The Lone Gunman Podcast
Ep. 208 ~ The Fortean Adventures of Laura Kittrell

The Lone Gunman Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 85:44


Laura Kittrell was the Texas Employment Commision case worker that interviewed Lee Harvey Oswald three times in October of 1963. She would come to learn that on non of these occasions did she ever interview the real Lee Harvey Oswald. From her investigations into the disappearance of her brother in 1945, to UFO sightings in the 50's, to her involvement in Dallas to the setting up of Lee Harvey Oswald, she was tenacious in her never ending quest for the truth.

Out Of The Blank
#1263 - Gary Hill

Out Of The Blank

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 86:06


Gary Hill is the author of "The Other Oswald" about the story of two men who began an odyssey together that became a thread, which when unraveled, reveals how Cold War paranoia escalated into the death of a president. Robert Edward Webster and Lee Harvey Oswald were manipulated like marionettes on strings of espionage. Gary joins me once again to talk about Lee Harvey Oswald and his lesser known background of his military career and time spent in Atsugi and Russia. This episode covers a bit of background on LHO but clears a few events before the fateful day in 63 when our president was killed. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/out-of-the-blank-podcast/support

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 127 History of Cuba Havana Conference Part 2

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 45:50


Episode 127  is the second episode in a multiple episode wander about the epoch 1946 Havana Conference held by the Mafia on the island of Cuba. The conference defined the involvement of organized crime on the island through 1959 and up to the fall of Bautista. This is part of a larger wander and a larger story tell of the history of Cuba dating all the way back to the island conquest by Spain. We have already taken you swiftly through hundreds of years of colonial rule that shaped the geopolitics of the region and defined its 20th century relationship with the United States. Now we begin to tell the story of the Mafia and its influence and control of the island that has it's roots all the way back to the early 1920's. In today's episode we finish covering the period and events that set the stage for the Havana Conference including the original vision that Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano set forth for the island as a future haven and enclave for the mafia. We introduce you to Fulgencio Bautista who would eventually rise to become the President of Cuba in a corrupt partnership with  Meyer Lansky and the syndicate. And finally we cover the events of the Havana Conference Itself. It is here on this island nation where the story eventually converges around the modern Cubans, CIA men and the mafia. All in one place. Join us in this continuing miniseries on Cuban history as we continue to set the stage the stage and explore the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century. It's history that immerses us in the Cuban story  including  politics, geography, and economic circumstances  that would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of Cuba is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Now we enter the unknown with evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a seriou

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 126 History of Cuba Havana Conference Part 1

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 26:55


Episode 126 is the  first episode  in a multiple episode wander about the  epoch 1946 Havana Conference held by the Mafia on the island.  The conference defined the involvement of  organized crime on the island  through 1959 and up to the fall of Bautista.  This is part of a  larger  wander and a larger story tell of the history of Cuba dating all the way back to the island conquest by Spain.  We  have already taken you swiftly through hundreds of years of colonial rule that shaped the geopolitics of the region and defined its 20th century relationship with the United States. Now we begin to tell the story of the Mafia and its  influence  and control of the island that has it's roots all the way back to the early 1920's.   In today's episode we cover the period and events that set the stage for the Havana Conference including the original vision that Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano set forth for the island as a future haven and enclave for the mafia. We introduce you to Fulgencia Bautista who would  eventually rise to become the President of Cuba in a corrupt partnership with the Meyer Lansky and the syndicate.  It is here on this island nation where  the story eventually  converges around the modern Cubans, CIA men and the mafia.  All in one place.  Join us in this continuing miniseries on Cuban history  as we continue to set the stage before we  explore  the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century. It's history that   immerses us in the  Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of Cuba is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret.   Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Now we enter the unknown with evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  w

Criminal Conduct
Retracing Lee Harvey Oswald's Steps

Criminal Conduct

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 16:32


John Taylor and Javier Leiva retrace Lee Harvey Oswald's route from the Texas School Book Depository to the Texas Theatre. (The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Lone Gunman Podcast
Ep. 207 ~ Tales From INTERPEN - Ronald Augustinovich

The Lone Gunman Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 96:15


Many have never heard of mercenary Ronald Augustinovich. He was much more than just a member of Interpen alongside of notable members Gerry Hemming, Loran Hall, Lawrence Howard, & William Seymour. Former military, lifelong CIA intelligence asset, and head of a secret intelligence group called FIPA of which he alleges Lee Harvey Oswald was a part of.

The Revisionist History Podcast
Lee Harvey Oswald Acted Alone: JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theories Debunked

The Revisionist History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 18:15


In today's episode we wrap up our short series on the JFK assassination conspiracy theories. We'll take a closer look at Lee Harvey Oswald as well as a few interesting and ironic tidbits you may not be aware of. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/revisionisthistory/support

With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library
"I never doubted he did it and did it alone" A Conversation with Paul Gregory About Lee Harvey Oswald

With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 39:32


Paul Gregory is an expert on Russia and is currently a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. A pioneer in the study of Soviet and Russian economics, his textbook on the Russian economy was used to teach more than two generations of students. But Gregory's latest book is on a subject that he has been reluctant to address for nearly six decades: his relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald and his young wife Marina. Gregory was one of the few people who actually knew them. His inside account of the Oswalds's marriage offers a disturbing portrait of Lee Harvey Oswald, whom Gregory believes acted alone in the assassination of President Kennedy.We talked to Gregory about the Lee Harvey Oswald he came to know, someone who possessed the motive, cunning, and killer instinct of a murderer who was desperately vying for a place in history. 

Midnight Writer News
Redux MWN Episode 001 - The Innocence of Oswald

Midnight Writer News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 98:19


New episodes of the Midnight Writer News Show will now be released on or Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/MidnightWriterNews. However, we know that iTunes and other podcast players only catalog the last 100 or so episodes. Therefore, S.T. Patrick is going to cut new introductions to our archives, and we will release them here, on this free feed, beginning chronologically with episode 001. Issue 011 of garrison is now available! To purchase garrison.: The Journal of History & Deep Politics, go to http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/MidnightWriterNews. If you'd like to support the efforts of the “Midnight Writer News Show” and garrison.: The Journal of History & Deep Politics, you can send donations via PayPal to MidnightWriterNews@gmail.com. Thank you to everyone who has supported the show and the magazine.

Podcast for the New American Century
Ep. 20 Good Job, Great Effort

Podcast for the New American Century

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 63:31


The boys are back after a brief hiatus, the Russia material at the start hit at the time okay, and we are finally done reconnecting the dots this time around. We follow the FBI's final frantic search for Alhazmi and Almihdhar which goes great assuming you have been in cryosleep for the last 20 years. For everyone else, join us as we suffer severe psychic damage learning about Robert Fuller's stellar detective work. Also, we are talking hotels, Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico shit, the Hitman videogames and of course Alistair Overeem's physique.

The Big Humble
10/18 - Skankfest, Disney Adults, and Lee Harvey Oswald

The Big Humble

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 82:24


Matt recaps his trip to Skankfest Vegas, the boys discover one of their friends is a Disney Adult, they talk about the famous assassination of a president, and Morgan makes a joke about an old slave owner strategy.

Conspiraciones
JFK - El genesis de las conspiraciones (Parte 2)

Conspiraciones

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 43:39


Han pasado ya casi 60 años desde que el carismático presidente americano John F. Kennedy fue “premeditadamente” asesinado. Aquel evento tomó por sorpresa no solo a una nación, sino al mundo entero. A pesar de que una comisión (Warren) llevó acabo interrogatorios, investigaciones y expertos fueron consultados para determinar la verdadera pregunta la cual el pueblo americano hacia; “¿Quién realmente asesinó al presidente Kennedy?”. La respuesta; Lee Harvey Oswald, dejó a muchos insatisfechos. Desde entonces, muchas teorías han surgido, elementos claves que dejan sin lugar a dudas cuestionando si todo fue obra de un solo hombre. Acompáñanos ahora en esta segunda parte donde te presentamos 3 teorías conspirativas con elementos que nos acercan cada vez más a la razón más real y plausible. Creemos que al finalizar esta segunda parte, te convencerás de que el asesinato de Kennedy es indiscutiblemente la madre de todas las conspiraciones o como muchos le han apodado; El génesis de las conspiraciones… Siguenos en redes sociales: Telegram: https://t.me/conspiraciones21 Instagram: www.instagram.com/conspiraciones21 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conspiraciones21 Si deseas apoyar nuestro trabajo, ¡invitanos a un café! Sigue el siguiente link: www.buymeacoffee.com/ElvinLugo * Te lo agradecemos de antemano * --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elvin-lugo/message

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 125 History of Cuba Part 3

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 46:56


Episode 125 is the third  in a multiple episode wander on the history of Cuba dating all the way back to the island conquest by Spain.  We take you swiftly through    hundreds of years of colonial rule that shaped the geopolitics of the region and defined its 20th century relationship with the United States. In today's episode we cover the period from the beginnin of the Cuban revolution of 1895 up through the coup by Bautista in the 1930's and we also roll the tape back a bit to add to the rich history of American political desires to annex the island which go all the way back to Thomas Jefferson's time.   It is here on this island nation where  the story eventually  converges around the modern Cubans, CIA men and the mafia.  All in one place.  Join us in this continuing miniseries on Cuban history  as we continue to set the stage before we  explore  the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century. It's history that   immerses us in the  Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of Cuba is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret.   Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Now we enter the unknown with evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

Legal Speak
Judge Uses Kennedy Assassination to Show How Good Lawyers Try Cases

Legal Speak

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 24:52


In U.S. District Judge William Alsup's latest book, the judge aims to construct the best line of defense in an alternate universe where Lee Harvey Oswald had to stand trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 124 History of Cuba Part 2

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 40:59


Episode 124 is the second  in a multiple episode wander on the history of Cuba dating all the way back to the island conquest by Spain.  We take you swiftly through    hundreds of years of colonial rule that shaped the geopolitics of the region and defined its 20th century relationship with the United States.  It is here on this island nation where  the story eventually  converges around the modern Cubans, CIA men and the mafia.  All in one place.  Join us in this continuing miniseries on Cuban history  as we continue to set the stage before we  explore  the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century. It's history that   immerses us in the  Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of Cuba is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret.   Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Now we enter the unknown with evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

Life At The Ballpark
S4E7: Texas Sports Radio Legend Bill Mercer

Life At The Ballpark

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 21:40


Bill Mercer was doing a newscast at Noon on Dallas radio station KRLD when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in downtown Dallas on November 22nd, 1963. For the next several days Bill was one of the critical radio and television reporters at the Dallas police headquarters when Lee Harvey Oswald was brought in. In this podcast, Bill shares the story of being the first person to tell Oswald that he had been charged with the murder of the president. He called football play-by-play for the Dallas Texans and the Dallas Cowboys, including their second Super Bowl in 1972 and the legendary Ice Bowl in 1967 vs. the Green Bay Packers. Bill Mercer is inducted into 8 Halls of Fame, including the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. The Press Club at the University of North Texas is named in his honor having taught sports broadcasting there for over 35 years.  Bill was the original announcer for the Texas Rangers in 1972, moving to the Chicago White Sox a few years later. Bill is the co-author of the new book “Oklahoma to Okinawa”, stories of the men he served with in World War II. Follow the Life at the Ballpark podcast on: Facebook Twitter Catch up on previous episodes of Life at the Ballpark with John Frost.

The Wizard of iPhone Speaks (20-22)
Episode 111: Oliver Stone excels at producing bad. movies, he's made it an art.

The Wizard of iPhone Speaks (20-22)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 10:23


Banjo music courtesy of Banjo Hang Out -- This is a Monday Holiday re-run of material previously posted in 20-20.This is a Your Lucky Strike Hit Parade ExtraConsider this speech from Bull Durham by Kevin Costner.“I believe in three things: The baseball sweet spot, Long slow wet kisses which last a lifetime, and that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, shot President Kennedy…”Kevin Costner portrayed Jim Garrison, New Orlean's, DA in the movie JFK, which speculated an assassination conspiracy — never believed anywhere else but in this movie.Certainly, Christopher might have been better off with a One and Done. After his first voyage, his reward was the title Admiral of The Ocean Sea.  It's not well known he returned from his last voyage in chains. So much for Ollie's assertion that CC plundered those peaceful savages he encountered. For a graphic representation of Columbus's career, I suggest you consult a Scotts' Stamp Catalogue. Look up United States Post Office Colombian Exhibition stamp series 1892/3. The two-cent Purple Columbus landing in the New World was USPOs' best-selling stamp until the 1993 Elvis stamp.  That alone should tell you just how far we have fallen as a nation.

Conspiraciones
JFK - El genesis de las conspiraciones (Parte 1)

Conspiraciones

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 56:23


Han pasado ya casi 60 años desde que el carismático presidente americano John F. Kennedy fue “premeditadamente” asesinado. Aquel evento tomó por sorpresa no solo a una nación, sino al mundo entero. A pesar de que una comisión (Warren) llevó acabo interrogatorios, investigaciones y expertos fueron consultados para determinar la verdadera pregunta la cual el pueblo americano hacia; “¿Quién realmente asesinó al presidente Kennedy?”. La respuesta; Lee Harvey Oswald, dejó a muchos insatisfechos. Desde entonces, muchas teorías han surgido, elementos claves que dejan sin lugar a dudas cuestionando si todo fue obra de un solo hombre. Acompáñanos en esta primera parte donde te presentamos 3 tipos de teorías conspirativas con elementos claves que pocos conocían sobre la vida y muerte de JFK. A lo largo de las próximas partes de este episodio, tú también te convencerás de que el asesinato de Kennedy es indiscutiblemente la madre de todas las conspiraciones o como muchos le han apodado; El génesis de las conspiraciones… Siguenos en redes sociales: Telegram: https://t.me/conspiraciones21 Instagram: www.instagram.com/conspiraciones21 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conspiraciones21 Si deseas apoyar nuestro trabajo, ¡invitanos a un café! Sigue el siguiente link: www.buymeacoffee.com/ElvinLugo * Te lo agradecemos de antemano * --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elvin-lugo/message

The Ben and Skin Show
Weekday Update

The Ben and Skin Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 21:47


We go over some big events happening this weekend in DFW, which turns into Lee Harvey Oswald and film talk

This American Irish Life
Ep.64 - Person of Comedy

This American Irish Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 55:58


To quit or not to quit stand up...that is the question. Katharyn bombed, who knows how badly but this duo are more into water filters and organic vegetables than show business. Once again Mark (@marksok) and Katharyn (@ewgirlyounasty) teeter on the edge of sanity wondering why the fuck do they do comedy. Nothing beats being called an open micer by a one year comic with an agent who bombs every show.... is Mark bitter or is he entering his Lee Harvey Oswald phase??...sometimes you just got to make your own luck. Bang bang bang  :)   Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/thisamericanirishlife)

Aha! Moments with Elliott Connie
The Origins of Anxiety

Aha! Moments with Elliott Connie

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 5:35


JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 123 History of Cuba Part 1

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 24:25


Episode 123 is the first  in a multiple episode wander on the history of Cuba.  It is here that the story converges around the Cubans, CIA men and the mafia.  All in one place.  Join us as we continue to explore  the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century. We started first in Episode 115 with the origins of the CIA and in the last six episodes we  presented a short history of the Cosa Nostra in this country, the  Mafia, and its historical origins in a small wander that provides essential history. History  will now tie us to  the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret.  Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Now we enter the unknown Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 122 Lessons of Mafia History

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 16:19


Episode 122 is the final episode in the History of the Mafia series and it is a short episode and just a bit more wander that allows us to summarize  some key elements of what we learned about the rise of the Mafia.  Lessons we can take with us as we pivot in upcoming episodes and experience the island of the Cuba and the convergance of Cubans, CIA men and the mafia. All in one place.  Join us as we continue to explore  the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century. We started first in Episode 115 with the origins of the CIA and in the last six episodes we  presented a short history of the Cosa Nostra in this country, the  Mafia, and its historical origins in a small wander that provides essential history. History  that will eventually tie in to the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret.  Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Now we enter the unknown Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

Midnight Train Podcast
The Illuminati. (Someone Just Wanted To Fly.)

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 145:07


Become an elite Poopinati! www.themidnighttrainpodcast.com   The Illuminati   So, you're standing amongst the council, being tried by a jury of a higher order. Your crime; Being the most dangerous person across the multiverse. You look shockingly at Mordo, Richards, and the other members of this definitive group of beings as you defend your alleged crimes, for you are facing the… Illuminati!   Or some shit like that.   We are exploring the super, double extra wannabe cult or the underground rulers of everything evil, depending on your take after today, the "Real Illuminati." At first, we'll dive into what they SAY IS THE REAL STORY OF THE ILLUMINATI Wink Wink! (Be we all know the truth) and then we're going to jump right in to what mainstream media (which is controlled by the illuminati) says are “conspiracies”. Strap on your tinfoil hats, Passengers! We're going for a ride!!   The term "Illuminati" refers to several genuine and imagined organizations. However, the term historically refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, a secret society from the Age of Enlightenment that was established on May 1, 1776, in Bavaria, which is now a part of Germany and that has the most delicious cream donuts. The association aimed to combat abuses of governmental authority, superstition, obscurantism (intentionally providing information in a vague or complex way to prevent further investigation and understanding or, simply, spewing a bunch of word vomit to confuse people), and religious influence in public life. In its general laws, they stated that controlling the perpetrators without conquering them was the "rule of the day."    Later, the term "Illuminati" was used to describe many groups that are said to represent a continuation of the original Bavarian Illuminati (even though these links have not been proven). To obtain political power and influence and create a "New World Order," these organizations have frequently been charged with plotting to manipulate events and install operatives inside of governments and companies. The Illuminati are portrayed as lurking in the shadows and manipulating the strings and levers of power. They play a crucial role in some of the most well-known and intricate conspiracy theories. This interpretation of the Illuminati has found its way into popular culture, appearing in various books, movies, T.V. episodes, comic books, video games, and music videos.   At the University of Ingolstadt, Adam Weishaupt (1748–1830) started teaching canon law and practical philosophy in 1773. (Canon Law, according to Wikipedia, is "how the Church organizes and governs herself." It is the system of laws and religious legal principles made and enforced by the hierarchical authorities of the Catholic Church to regulate its external organization and government and to order and direct the activities of Catholics toward the mission of the Church.) He taught in a school-sponsored by Jesuits, whose order Pope Clement XIV (14th) had suppressed in 1773, and was the only non-clerical professor there. The university's finances and some authority, which they continued to see as belonging to them, were still in the hands of the Ingolstadt Jesuits. When course content featured anything they deemed liberal or Protestant, they made constant attempts to frustrate and discredit non-clerical employees, especially in those instances. Weishaupt had a strong anti-clerical stance and decided to use a covert organization of like-minded people to propagate the Aufklärung (Enlightenment) beliefs. The word clerical in this sense means "referring to anything to do with the clergy — those ordained for religious work, usually in the Christian faith."   He said "screw it" and established his own society, which was to have a ranking or grading system modeled after Freemasonry, but with his own goals because he felt Freemasonry was too costly and not open to his ideas. Bund der Perfektibilisten, or Covenant of Perfectibility (Perfectibilists), was the new order's initial name and a horrible one, to boot. Still, it was later modified since it sounded like some pretentious bullshit. Weishaupt established the Perfectibilists on May 1, 1776, choosing the Owl of Minerva as their emblem. The Owl of Minerva is often called the "owl of Athena." It has been a symbol of knowledge and wisdom throughout the Western world. The members were to use aliases within the society. Weishaupt became Spartacus. Law students Massenhausen, Bauhof, Merz, and Sutor, became Ajax, Agathon, Tiberius, and Erasmus Roterodamus. Logan would have been dubbed Hasentus Everseenamovieus, whereas I would have been known as Dopus Asfuckasus. Weishaupt later booted Sutor for being a lazy turd.    In April 1778, the order became the Illuminatenorden, or Order of Illuminati, after Weishaupt seriously considered calling it the "Bee order." Massenhausen was the first to step up and be most engaged in advancing society. Significantly, he hired Xavier von Zwack, a former pupil of Weishaupt who was just beginning his distinguished administrative career while studying at Munich not long after the order started. He was the head of the Bavarian National Lottery at the time, where if you won, you got all the donuts. And, of course, that's not true, but it should be.  Weishaupt quickly viewed Massenhausen's "go get em attitude" as a liability because it frequently led to attempts to hire the wrong people. Later, his unpredictable love life caused him to become careless. As Weishaupt turned over the leadership of the Munich group to Zwack, it was discovered that Massenhausen had stolen subscription money and read Weishaupt and Zwack's communications. After earning his degree in 1778, Massenhausen accepted a position outside Bavaria and lost interest in the order. The order had nominally twelve members at this point.   After Massenhausen left, Zwack put all his effort into finding more responsible and significant recruits. This included Hertel, a canon of the Munich Frauenkirche and a childhood friend of Weishaupt, who was considered a hell of a guy. By the end of the summer of 1778, the order had five territories: Munich (Athens), Ingolstadt (Eleusis), Ravensberg (Sparta), Freysingen (Thebes), and Eichstaedt, with a total of 27 members (including Massenhausen).   The order had three membership levels at the time—novice, minerval, and illuminated minerval—but only the minerval level required a problematic ceremony. In this, a password and code were supplied to the candidate. Weishaupt was kept informed on the actions and personalities of his members through a system of mutual espionage, with his favorites joining the Areopagus, the ruling council. Some newbies were allowed to join the army and become insinuates. Jews, pagans, women, monks, and members of other secret societies were told to fuck off, but upright Christians were what they wanted. Favored candidates were wealthy, submissive, eager to learn, and between 18 and 30.   After unsuccessfully trying to stop some of his followers from becoming Freemasons, Weishaupt decided to join them to gather resources for developing his own ritual. Early in February 1777, he was accepted into lodge "Prudence" of the Rite of Strict Observance. He learned nothing about the more advanced degrees of "blue lodge" masonry as he excelled through its three degrees. Still, the following year, a priest by the name of Abbé Marotti told Zwack that these deeper secrets depended on an understanding of the earlier religion and the primitive Church. Weishaupt was persuaded by Zwack that their own order should establish cordial ties with Freemasonry and acquire permission to develop their own lodge. At this stage (December 1778), adding the first three degrees of Freemasonry was considered a secondary project.   Quickly, a warrant was obtained from the Grand Lodge of Prussia called the Royal York for Friendship. The new lodge was named Theodore of the Good Council to flatter Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria. It was founded in Munich on March 21, 1779, and quickly packed with Illuminati. However, the first master, Radl, was persuaded to return home to Baden and ran the lodge by July, per Weishaupt's order.   The next step involved independence from their Grand Lodge. By establishing masonic relations with the Union lodge in Frankfurt, affiliated to the Premier Grand Lodge of England, lodge Theodore became independently recognized and able to declare its independence. As a new mother lodge, it could now spawn its own lodges. The recruiting drive amongst the Frankfurt masons also obtained the allegiance of Adolph Freiherr Knigge.   Knigge was recruited late in 1780 at a convention of the Rite of Strict Observance by Costanzo Marchese di Costanzo, an infantry captain in the Bavarian army and a fellow Freemason. As he was still in his twenties, Knigge had already reached the highest initiatory grades of his order and had arrived with his own grand plans for reform. Disappointed that his plan found no support, Knigge was immediately intrigued when Costanzo informed him that the order he sought to create already existed. Knigge and three of his friends expressed a strong interest in learning more of this order, and Costanzo showed them material relating to the Minerval grade. The teaching material for the stage was "liberal" literature which was banned in Bavaria but common knowledge in the Protestant German states.   Knigge's three colleagues lost interest in Costanzo after becoming disillusioned and extremely confused, like the rest of us. Still, he persisted and was rewarded in November 1780 with a letter from Weishaupt. Knigge was a perfect candidate because of his ties inside and outside Freemasonry. For his part, Knigge was charmed by the attention and drawn to the order's proclaimed goals of educating people and shielding them against oppression. Moreover, Weishaupt recognized Knigge's interest in alchemy and the "higher sciences" and promised to promote them. In response to Weishaupt, Knigge laid out his ideas for reforming Freemasonry when the Strict Observance was beginning to doubt its history.   Before he could be admitted to the higher ranks of the order, Weishaupt put Knigge in charge of recruitment. Knigge agreed, but with the stipulation that he be given the freedom to select the recruitment locations. Many additional masons joined the Illuminati's Minerval grade after finding Knigge's depiction of the new masonic order appealing. At this point, Knigge seemed to respect the "Most Serene Superiors" Weishaupt said he served. To delay providing any assistance, Weishaupt assigned him an additional duty despite his embarrassing failure to explain anything about the upper degrees of the order. Because he was full of shit.   Knigge then created pamphlets documenting the actions of the illegal Jesuits, claiming to show how they continued to thrive and recruit, particularly in Bavaria, using material provided by Weishaupt. Finally, Knigge wrote to Weishaupt that his position was becoming damn near impossible because he couldn't offer his recruits any real answers to their question about the higher grades. Weishaupt finally broke down and admitted in January 1781 that his superiors and the purported antiquity of the order were bullshit and that the higher degrees had not yet been created as he faced the possibility of losing Knigge and his masonic recruits.   Knigge was unusually composed in response to Weishaupt's admittance, even though he was looking forward to learning the promised intricate Freemasonry secrets found in the upper degrees of the Illuminati. Weishaupt pledged to give Knigge complete creative control over the development of the higher degrees and to send him his own notes. Knigge, for his part, enjoyed the chance to express himself through the order. He asserted that his new strategy would increase the appeal of the Illuminati to potential members in Germany's Protestant counties. Knigge received a 50 florins advance from the Areopagus in November 1781 to travel to Bavaria, where he met and partied with fellow Illuminati members.   The order had now developed extensive internal divisions. In July 1780, the Eichstaedt command had formed an autonomous province, and a rift was growing between Weishaupt and the Areopagus. They found him stubborn, dictatorial, inconsistent, and obviously full of shit. As a result, Knigge was constantly thrown into the role of peacemaker.   In discussions with the Areopagus and Weishaupt, Knigge identified two problematic areas. First, Weishaupt's emphasis on recruiting university students meant that young men with little practical experience often had to fill senior positions in the order. Secondly, the anti-Jesuit ethos of the order at its inception had generally become anti-religious. Knigge knew it would be a problem recruiting the senior Freemasons that the order was looking to bring in. Knigge felt the stifling grip of conservative Catholicism in Bavaria and understood the anti-religious feelings that this produced in the liberal Illuminati. Still, he also saw the negative impression these feelings would provide in Protestant states, making the spread of the order in greater Germany much more difficult. The Areopagus and Weishaupt felt powerless to do anything less than give Knigge a free hand. He had the contacts within and outside of Freemasonry that they needed, and he had the skill as a ritualist to build their projected grade structure, where they had ground to a halt at Illuminatus Minor, with only the Minerval grade below and the merest sketches of higher grades. The only restrictions imposed were the need to discuss the inner secrets of the highest degrees and the necessity of submitting his new grades for approval.   Meanwhile, the scheme to propagate Illuminatism as a legitimate branch of Freemasonry had farted out. While Lodge Theodore was now in their control, a chapter of "Elect Masters" attached to it only had one member from the order and still had a constitutional superiority to the craft lodge controlled by the Illuminati. The chapter would be difficult to persuade to submit to the Areopagus and formed a real barrier to Lodge Theodore becoming the first mother-lodge of a new Illuminated Freemasonry. A treaty of alliance was signed between the order and the chapter, and by the end of January 1781, four daughter lodges had been created, but independence was not on the chapter's agenda.   Costanza wrote to the Royal York, pointing out the discrepancy between the fees dispatched to their new Grand Lodge and the returned service they had received. The Royal York, unwilling to lose the money they were bringing in, offered to confer Freemasonry's "higher" secrets on a representative that their Munich brethren would dispatch to Berlin. Accordingly, Costanza set off for Prussia on April 4, 1780, with instructions to negotiate a reduction in Theodore's fees while he was there. On the way, he argued with a Frenchman about a lady with whom they shared a carriage. The Frenchman sent a message ahead to the king sometime before they reached Berlin, calling Costanza a spy and having him arrested. He was only freed from prison with the help of the Grand Master of Royal York and was kicked out of Prussia, having accomplished fuck all.   Knigge's recruitment from German Freemasonry was far from random. He targeted the masters and wardens, the men who ran the lodges and were often able to place the entire club at the disposal of the Illuminati. For example, Baron de Witte, master of Constancy lodge in Aachen, caused every member to join the order. This way, the order expanded rapidly in central and southern Germany and obtained a foothold in Austria. Moving into the Spring of 1782, the handful of students who had started the order had swelled to about 300 members, with only 20 new recruits being students. In Munich, the first half of 1782 saw considerable changes in the government of Lodge Theodore. In February, Weishaupt had offered to split the lodge, with the Illuminati going their own way and the chapter taking any remaining traditionalists into their continuation of Theodore. At this point, the chapter unexpectedly surrendered, and the Illuminati had complete control of the lodge and chapter. In June, both club and chapter sent letters severing relations with Royal York, citing their faithfulness in paying for their recognition and Royal York's failure to provide any instruction in the higher grades. Their neglect of Costanza, and inability to defend him from negative charges or prevent his expulsion from Prussia, were also brought up. They had made no effort to provide Costanza with the promised secrets, and the Munich masons now suspected that their brethren in Berlin relied on the mystical French higher grades which they sought to avoid. Lodge Theodore was now independent.   The Rite of Strict Observance was now in a critical state. Its leader was Prince Carl of Södermanland (later Charles XIII (13th) of Sweden), openly suspected of trying to absorb the rite into the Swedish Rite, which he already controlled. The German lodges looked to Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel for leadership. However, suspicion turned to open contempt when Carl regarded the Stuart heir to the British throne as the true GrandMaster, and the lodges of the Strict Observance all but ignored their Grand Master. This bullshit led to the Convent of Wilhelmsbad.   The last Strict Observance convention, postponed since October 15, 1781, eventually began on July 16, 1782, at the spa town of Wilhelmsbad, which is located outside of (and now a part of) Hanau. The 35 participants in a discussion about the future of the order knew that the Strict Observance in its current form was doomed. Also, the Convent of Wilhelmsbad would be a battle over the pieces between the Martinists, led by Jean-Baptiste Willermoz, and the German mystics, led by Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and their host Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel. Only Franz Dietrich von Ditfurth, and Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, objected to mystical higher grades. Ditfurth actively advocated for a return to the fundamental three degrees of Freemasonry, which was the convention's least likely choice. The mystics had previously developed logical replacement plans for the higher degrees.   (Martinism is a type of arcane Christianity and Christian mysticism that is focused on the fall of the first man, his material seclusion from his spiritual source, and the process of his return, known as "Reintegration.")   The Illuminati were able to promote themselves as a viable option since there wasn't an effective alternative to the two schools of mysticism. Knigge, who now had complete authority to speak for the order, encouraged and helped Ditfurth, who took on the role of their spokesperson. Weishaupt rejected Knigge's initial proposal to form an alliance between the two orders because he didn't see the benefit of working with a dying order. His new strategy was to enlist the masons opposed to the higher degree of "Templar" Strict Observance.   At the convent, Ditfurth prevented Willermoz and Hesse from introducing their own higher grades by demanding that the delegates be informed in full of such degrees. Due to their frustration, the German mystics enrolled Count Kollowrat in the Illuminati as a later affiliate. With no claims to additional masonic revelations, Ditfurth's goal was to replace all higher degrees with a single fourth degree. He left the convent early after finding no support for his proposal and reported to the Areopagus that he had no hopes for the gathering.   In an attempt to satisfy everybody, the Convent of Wilhelmsbad didn't achieve shit. They renounced the Templar origins of their ritual while retaining the Templar titles, trappings, and administrative structure. Charles of Hesse and Ferdinand of Brunswick remained at the head of the order, but the lodges were almost independent in practice. The Germans adopted the name of the French order of Willermoz, Les Chevaliers Bienfaisants de la Cité Sainte (Good Knights of the Holy City). Some Martinist mysticism was imported into the first three degrees, now the only essential degrees of Freemasonry. Crucially, individual lodges of the order were now allowed to mingle with clubs of other systems. The new "Scottish Grade" introduced with the Lyon ritual of Willermoz was not mandatory. Each province and prefecture was free to decide what, if anything, happened after the three craft degrees. Finally, the convent regulated etiquette, titles, and a new numbering for the provinces to show that something had been achieved.   The Strict Observance was ended by the Convent of Wilhelmsbad. Along with the higher degrees that bound its most significant and influential members, it rejected its founding tale. It eliminated the rigorous regulations that had maintained the order's cohesion and alienated many Germans who did not trust Martinism. Martinism repulsed Bode, who immediately began negotiating with Knigge before joining the Illuminati in January 1783. The following month, Charles of Hesse joined.   Knigge's first efforts at an alliance with the intact German Grand Lodges failed, but Weishaupt persisted. He proposed a new federation where all German lodges would practice an agreed, unified system in the essential three degrees of Freemasonry and be left to their own devices as to which, if any, system of higher degrees they wished to pursue. This would be a federation of Grand Lodges, and members would be free to visit any of the "blue" lodges in any jurisdiction. All lodge masters would be elected, and no fees would be paid to any central authority. Groups of lodges would be subject to a "Scottish Directorate" composed of members delegated by lodges to audit finances, settle disputes and authorize new lodges. These, in turn, would elect Provincial Directorates, who would elect inspectors, who would elect the national director. This system would correct the current imbalance in German Freemasonry, where masonic ideals of equality were preserved only in the lower three "symbolic" degrees. The various methods of higher degrees were dominated by the elite who could afford research in alchemy and mysticism. To Weishaupt and Knigge, the proposed federation was also a vehicle to propagate Illuminism throughout German Freemasonry. Their intention was to use their new union, with its emphasis on the fundamental degrees, to remove all allegiance to Strict Observance, allowing the "eclectic" system of the Illuminati to take its place.   The newsletter announcing the new federation outlined the faults of German Freemasonry; unsuitable men with money were often admitted based on their wealth, and the corruption of civil society had infected the lodges. Having advocated the deregulation of the higher grades of the German lodges, the Illuminati now announced their own from their "unknown Superiors." Lodge Theodore, newly independent from Royal York, set itself up as a provincial Grand Lodge. In a letter to all the Royal York lodges, Knigge now accused the Grand Lodge of corruption. Their Freemasonry had allegedly been corrupted by the Jesuits. Strict Observance was now attacked as a creation of the Stuarts, devoid of all moral virtue. The Zinnendorf rite of the Grand Landlodge of the Freemasons of Germany was suspect because its author was in league with the Swedes. This direct attack had the opposite effect to that intended by Weishaupt. It offended many of its readers. The Grand Lodge of the Grand Orient of Warsaw, which controlled Freemasonry in Poland and Lithuania, was happy to participate in the federation only as far as the first three degrees. Their insistence on independence had kept them from the Strict Observance and would now keep them from the Illuminati, whose plan to annex Freemasonry rested on their own higher degrees. By the end of January 1783, the Illuminati's masonic party had seven lodges.   It wasn't just the clumsy appeal of the Illuminati that left the federation short of members. Lodge Theodore was recently formed and did not command respect like the older lodges. Most of all, the Freemasons most likely to be attracted to the federation, saw the Illuminati as an ally against the mystics and Martinists. Moreover, they valued their freedom too highly to be caught in another restrictive organization. Even Ditfurth, the supposed representative of the Illuminati at Wilhelmsbad, had pursued his own agenda at the convent.   The non-mystical Frankfurt lodges created an "Eclectic Alliance," was almost indistinguishable in structure from the Illuminati's federation. Far from seeing this as a threat, the Illuminati lodges joined the new alliance after some discussion. Three Illuminati now sat on the committee that wrote the new masonic statutes. Aside from strengthening relations between their three lodges, the Illuminati seem to have gained no advantage from this maneuver. Ditfurth, having founded a masonic organization that worked towards his ambitions for Freemasonry, took little interest in the Illuminati after he adhered to the Eclectic Alliance. In reality, the Eclectic Alliance's creation undermined the Illuminati's plans to spread their own ideologies through Freemasonry.   The final decline of the Illuminati was brought about by the indiscretions of their own Minervals in Bavaria, and especially in Munich. Despite efforts by their superiors to curb loose talk, politically dangerous boasts of power and criticism of monarchy caused the "secret" order's existence to become common knowledge, along with the names of many important members. The presence of the Illuminati in positions of power now led to some public unease. There were Illuminati in many civic and state governing bodies. Despite their small number, there were claims that success in a legal dispute depended on the person's standing with the order. In addition, the Illuminati were blamed for several anti-religious publications appearing in Bavaria. Much of this criticism sprang from vindictiveness and jealousy, but it is clear that many Illuminati court officials gave preferential treatment to their brethren. In Bavaria, the energy of their two members of the Ecclesiastical Council had one of them elected treasurer. Their opposition to Jesuits resulted in the banned order losing key academic and Church positions. In Ingolstadt, the Jesuit heads of departments were replaced by Illuminati.   Alarmed, Charles Theodore and his government banned all secret societies, including the Illuminati. A government mandate dated March 2, 1785, "seems to have been a deathblow to the Illuminati in Bavaria." Weishaupt had fled. Documents and internal correspondence, seized in 1786 and 1787, were then published by the government in 1787. In addition, von Zwack's home was searched, and much of the group's literature was disclosed.   So, that was exhausting and supposedly all about the "real Illuminati," right? But, according to the www.illuminatiofficial.org website, this may not be the case.   "Since the formation of the Illuminati, many citizens have inaccurately portrayed our organization in a negative manner. These misconceptions have been perpetuated for centuries through videos, photos, articles, books, and unofficial online resources claiming to understand our mission and members. In creating this online destination, we strive to alleviate the concerns voiced by the people of this planet and provide insight into our goals and operations."   "Their Purpose"   "Ensuring the survival of over 7 billion humans is a daunting task. Our duty to this planet has spanned across centuries and survived even the most established government entities. To continue functioning throughout societal and generational changes, The Illuminati's operations often require anonymity for both our members and our work. In 2013, the Illuminati authorized the formation of the Department Of Citizen Outreach. Through various initiatives and campaigns, including this website, the modern Illuminati has committed itself to furthering our relationship with our citizens.You may not find us praised in any history book or document. However, the Illuminati has helped with every major movement on this planet since the first human government was established. Our work is often marked by distinct symbols as a means of tracing our influence through history for those wishing to investigate. With gentle guidance from our organization, the human species is allowed to function in their natural order while playing the part of gears in a machine for the betterment of the world."   Also, according to their website, they discuss the symbols of their cult… I mean organization.    "THE PYRAMID   In popular culture, a great amount of focus is placed on the Illuminati's belief that money is not evil. Some view our encouragement of work and wealth as a promotion of selfishness – overlooking the true meaning of the Pyramid and its underlying messages that motivate our diligence. In the tenets of the Illuminati, wealth is not simply a means of personal enrichment. Instead, money is a tool that can be used to fulfill each person's duty to the advancement of the human species. The selfish pursuit of money is a hollow goal, but the pursuit of the goodness that money can create is one of humanity's greatest responsibilities. The more money a person owns, the more ability they have to positively change the lives of those who are in need. If you are poor and of good heart, and your friend's house is burned in a fire, you will remain a good person but have no ability to help them with what they need the most. If the same house burns but you are rich, you can give your friend a place to stay and a new home because you have more than enough for yourself and anyone around you who needs it. Money has no feeling, no voice, and no soul – its choice between good or evil is decided by those who use it. Though it is not wrong to be poor, the celebration of poverty is rooted in selfishness. A person who is poor can save a life, but a person who is rich can build a hospital and save ten thousand. The poor can do little to help the poor, but the rich can help as many as they are able. If a person is rich, they have the opportunity to do good, but if they are poor they are unable to help anyone but themselves. Those with little can still do much. Money is merely paper and numbers that are traded for a person's time and effort. Therefore if a person does not have money, they can instead use their time and efforts to further the advancement of humanity – positive actions that are of equal value to any charitable donations. The greater a person's fortune, the greater their responsibility to their fellow humans. Like the Pyramid, those with the greatest power can do the greatest good for the largest number of those below them."   "THE EYE We Are Always Watching Out For You   The human species is guarded and preserved by a coalition of its most elite members called the Illuminati. Since our origination, Illuminati members have guided Earth's most dominant creature through periods of interpersonal chaos, environmental outbreaks, and other mass attacks that threaten humanity with extinction. The human has made itself this planet's most dominant and advanced species. Even the weakest human is born master of the strongest of all other species on Earth. Through natural selection, every human generation is made of a genetic structure that is stronger and more advanced than the previous. Living humans evolve at a rapid pace, and can continue to advance in ability through study, practice, and a commitment to self-improvement. As a human absorbs knowledge and wisdom, some will experience their Awakening: a pivotal moment when their minds evolve to a level of understanding that is higher than the majority. They begin to see themselves as strings in a universal tapestry with a duty to uplift their fellow humans, and quickly understand the inner workings of wealth, power, and authority. Those who have experienced their Awakening often describe it as the moment their Eye was opened. The Illuminati is made of individuals who have reached this Awakening. Leaders, innovators, and other influential members of this planet have joined together to shape the face of human society and guide its masses into finding their own individual place in the Universal Design. To create a better world, unique beings with unique objectives and beliefs must forgo their differences and work together for the good of all. Progress requires cooperation. Humans must suppress their natural defensive selfishness and aid others who appear, believe, or act in ways that are different from themselves. Unfortunately, many humans are only concerned with their own wellbeing and thus cannot understand the positive intentions of a higher authority. Many would rather this planet remain in turmoil instead of following the directions that will lead them to happiness. Historically, the greatest enemies of human progression have been humans themselves. For this reason, those who have experienced their Awakening understand the need for it to remain secret – for their own safety and the ultimate good of a humanity that often does not know what is best for it. It is the Illuminati's responsibility to ensure the ongoing survival and advancement of the human species, so that all people, in all places, can live in Abundance."   "THE LIGHT Follow The Light   Every human is guided by an inner compass that points toward the Light, revealing truth and direction when facing decisions. Given many names by spiritual leaders and unexplainable by science, the Light is an invisible guide that many believe has led them to joy, success, and lives of Abundance. It communicates directly to every human, urging them to strive for goodness and forgo their natural selfishness. All human religions and spiritual beliefs ultimately seek the Light in ways differing only in form and function. Some religions refer to the Light with a name, such as God or Elohim. The core of every religion is founded on the human species' innate desire to understand this invisible force. Even without a formal religious affiliation, every human is naturally drawn to the Light. Individual members of the Illuminati adhere to every variety of personal spiritual beliefs –– but by recognizing that all of our paths lead to the same destination, we find that the Light brings all people into an ultimate unity. There is no proof that a God exists but there is also no proof that a God does not. The Illuminati's spiritual foundation is based upon this universal conundrum of faith and doubt. Our organization does not question whether a god does or does not exist but instead focuses on the betterment of the humans living on this planet. Though the human mind in its physical form is not capable of fully understanding the Light, conscious thought and intention reveal many of its inner workings and effects. By studying the wisdom of this planet's greatest minds, humans can discover ways to increase the Light's powerful influence in their lives. The Light, under many names, has been attributed to supernatural changes in the physical realm, including increases in wealth, power, prestige, health, and happiness. Miracles, attraction, and the belief in unseen powers that can alter the physical world have some basis in truth. Though scientific advancements have explored both this planet's environment and the inner workings of the human mind, there are still countless mysteries that remain unsolved. Thus many occurrences that are attributed to the supernatural are merely the result of the human mind processing a concept it cannot explain naturally. Some humans attempt to form a deeper connection with the Light through rituals that have been passed down for centuries. Though these ceremonies often involve complicated steps and requirements, their true effect is not found in their directions or decorations but rather in the state of mind that results within its participants. Many of the Illuminati's traditions include rituals and oaths designed to explain higher concepts, and use the power of focused repetition to strengthen the ability of the human consciousness. The Illuminati prohibits rituals that include human or animal sacrifice. Learn More. A desire to understand the Light is an integral part of the path to illumination. By rising through the levels of illumination, Illuminati members discover more about their world and the true power that hides within their minds. Whatever you seek, whatever you dream, whatever you hope: all is possible if you follow the Light."   "THE ETERNAL CIRCLE Every human is one part of a larger, eternal design – individual gears in a clock that has no end.   Your actions have the power to alter the future of the entire world. Though you may not fully understand your purpose, your part is just as important as the greatest kings and queens of this planet. Some feel as though their temporary lack of wealth or influence makes them powerless to create change. But does a clockmaker favor the larger gears over the smaller? Does the hour hand become jealous of the minutes because it turns slower? Every part has a role in the functioning of a timepiece. Every part supports those around it in ways it may never see. Your absence would undo the order of our universe, even if you do not realize your importance. The world began before you and will continue after you, but it will be different because of the decisions you made. Every generation inherits the world left by the one before it, just as a king inherits the crown of his father. Your pursuit of wisdom and goodness could lay the foundation for your great-great-grandchild's rise into power – the same descendant who might steer a country from war and save lives by the millions. Did the ancestors of Aristotle or Alexander The Great know who their actions would create? Though you will never understand the full influence of your actions, the results of your dedication to humanity are still yours to claim. As you climb the great Pyramid seeking the Light at its top, you will look down and see that you are an integral part of our universe's most intricate mechanism. Though our human members may perish and fade into the annals of time, the Illuminati will continue to stand into eternity."   Why a secret society? "Freedom is an idol of the human species. The Illuminati operates in defense of you and all humans, in all places, and of all generations. Our duty to this planet has spanned across centuries and survived even the most established government entities. But the cultivation of trillions of human lives is a daunting responsibility, and while the human would not exist today without our protection, many uninformed masses mistake our guidance for a restriction of liberty. Every human desires to be free of oppression, free of hardship, free of poverty, free of hunger, free of rules and laws — but as you understand, the nature of your species leaves true freedom impossible. Are you free to murder? Are you free to steal? Are others free to murder and steal from you? Or are there certain freedoms that must be given up for the benefit of all? For happiness, the human desires freedom; for prosperity, the human requires leadership. This is the reason behind our anonymity. To continue functioning throughout societal changes and generational differences, the Illuminati must remain behind the curtain — an outsider, belonging to none and loyal to all. You may never understand how your life can be free while guided by our organization. You may never fully comprehend our purpose and why you are safest and happiest with us. Simply open your mind and release your apprehensions, and you will find the relief of truth. We will never take your hand and pull you down the path like a slave to our whims. You must find and travel the road on your own. But your quality of life is our greatest concern, and the reason our symbols are placed in your society as a map for you to follow if you desire."   What about the modern-day "Illuminati" or "New World Order?"   According to an article from theweek.co.uk, In a 2017 interview with the BBC, David Bramwell, "a man who has dedicated himself to documenting the origins of the myth," said the modern-day Illuminati legend was influenced not by Weishaupt but rather by LSD, the 1960s counter-culture, and specifically a text called Principia Discordia. The book praised an alternative belief system – Discordianism – which preached a form of anarchism and gave birth to the Discordian movement, which ultimately wished to cause civil disobedience through practical jokes and hoaxes. One of the leading proponents of this new ideology was a writer called Robert Anton Wilson, who wanted to bring chaos back into society by "disseminating misinformation through all portals – through counter-culture, through the mainstream media," claims Bramwell. He did this by sending fake letters to the men's magazine Playboy, where he worked, attributing cover-ups and conspiracy theories, such as the JFK assassination, to a secret elite organization called the Illuminati. Wilson turned these theories into a book, The Illuminatus Trilogy, which became a surprise cult success and was even made into a stage play in Liverpool, launching the careers of British actors Bill Nighy and Jim Broadbent. What is the New World Order? The idea of a powerful modern Illuminati conspiring to rule the world remained a niche belief a handful of enthusiasts upheld until the 1990s.   The internet changed all that, giving conspiracy theorists a global platform to perpetuate their beliefs and present their evidence to a massive audience. Theories about how the New World Order operates run from relatively straightforward ideas to the outright bizarre. Conspiracy theorists obsessively analyze public events for "evidence" of Illuminati influence. The symbols most associated with the Illuminati include triangles, pentagrams, goats, the all-seeing eye – such as the one that appears on U.S. banknotes - and the number 666. This has led to claims some of the American Founding Fathers were members, with Thomas Jefferson accused in the aftermath of the War of Independence. Another commonly cited Illuminati symbol, which appears on U.S. currency, is the so-called Eye of Providence, which is said to represent the omniscience of God watching over humanity. According to a 2013 survey by Public Policy Polling, 28% of U.S. voters believe that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian global government. In addition, it found that 34% of Republicans and 35% of independents believe in the New World Order threat compared to just 15% of Democrats. Who is supposedly a member? As well as being king and queen of the charts, Beyonce and Jay-Z are frequently depicted as lords of the New World Order. Beyonce's immense fame and popularity have long made her a favorite target for conspiracy theorists. Illuminati "experts" seized upon her half-time performance at the 2013 Super Bowl as an example of her "devil-worshipping" choreography, even accusing her on-stage alter ego Sasha Fierce of being a "demonic entity." However, some musicians enjoy deliberately playing with symbols connected to secret societies. For instance, Rihanna frequently incorporates Illuminati images into her music videos and even joked about the theories in the video for S&M, which featured a fake newspaper with a headline declaring her "Princess of the Illuminati." Jay Z has also been accused of hiding secret symbols such as goat imagery and devil horns in his music videos. But, most damningly, the logo for his music label, Roc-A-Fella Records, is a pyramid – one of the most well-known Illuminati logos. Rob Brotherton, a professor at Barnard College and author of Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe in Conspiracy Theories, explains that real-life government conspiracies targeting black people in America, such as FBI infiltration of the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, planted the seeds for Illuminati theory's popularity among hip-hop artists and fans.   Speaking to Complex, he said: "Hip-hop served as this [soapbox] for people to talk about issues that were relevant to them, things like discrimination, poverty, the criminal justice system, which are often seemingly slanted against African-Americans". "It's a short leap to go from noticing some kind of injustice to thinking about whether there's something behind it. Hip-hop was just a good candidate to revive this myth," he says. What do celebrities have to say about the theories? Katy Perry told Rolling Stone in 2014 that the theory was the preserve of "weird people on the internet" but admitted she was flattered to be named among the supposed members: "I guess you've kind of made it when they think you're in the Illuminati!" However, she added she was tolerant of people who wanted to believe in the theory because: "I believe in aliens." On the other hand, Madonna might just be a believer – all the more interesting given that she has frequently been accused of being a member herself. Speaking to Rolling Stone, she hinted that she had secret knowledge of the group. The claim is not so shocking given that she released a single titled 'Illuminati.' She said: "People often accuse me of being a member of the Illuminati, but the thing is, I know who the real Illuminati are." In 2016, Beyonce thrilled her fans by unexpectedly releasing a new single, Formation, in February ­– but conspiracy theorists were excited for another reason. The very first line of the track acknowledged the rumors: "Y'all haters corny with that Illuminati mess." When Prince died suddenly of an accidental overdose in April of the same year, a small but vocal corner of the internet accused the Illuminati of killing the singer-songwriter, who was famous for fiercely protecting his copyrights and artistic freedom from industry interference. "The Illuminati talk won't stop coming and what doesn't help is that Prince himself seems to have been genuinely convinced that the organisation existed," reports one gossip website. In 2009, the singer appeared on T.V. to warn of influential mystery figures controlling the world through "chemtrails" – chemicals pumped into the air via jet planes to manipulate human behavior.   Some other conspiracies are . The Illuminati killed Paul Walker. After starring in 7 films in the Fast and Furious franchise, Paul Walker fans were shocked by his ironic death in 2013. He was the passenger in a Porsche that careened out of control and crashed into a pole — or so the media said. But if you ask conspiracy theorists, the Illuminati is actually to blame. According to the YouTuber known as Shane, the Illuminati murdered Walker after he threatened to expose the group. The story goes that Walker was involved in charity work when he came across a bunch of wrongdoings like embezzlement behind the scenes that he wanted to go public with. But, of course, the Illuminati couldn't let that happen and took him out via drone strike.   The Illuminati killed JFK. History buffs know JFK died after being shot twice by Lee Harvey Oswald, but many people aren't convinced. According to TIME, 70% of Americans believe the assassination is part of something way bigger… So did the Illuminati have something to do with it? According to The Conspiracy Zone, the answer is ABSO FUCKIN LUTELY. Their evidence is fascinating: JFK was shot in a triangle. ‘John Kennedy' has 11 letters in it. The assassination date (11/22/63) includes multiples of 11. His limo was traveling 11 miles an hour… the list goes on.  Why would the Illuminati want JFK dead? Apparently, JFK planned on bringing U.S. troops home from Vietnam and wanted to end the Federal Reserve to end the national debt, which would take away the Illuminati's control over the country. He was killed just days after replacing Federal Reserve Notes. Conspiracy theorists have pointed to audio from the day of his assassination that proves there was more than one shooter, as well as a bullet trajectory that doesn't match that of Oswald's position.   Kesha's song ‘Die Young' is an Illuminati anthem.   Theorists say Kesha's music also addresses the secret society, whose symbols abound in her early music videos. Take, for example, the video for ‘Die Young:  The Illuminati symbolism is so blatant that even Billboard called it out, referencing the numerous triangles, an upside-down cross, and all-seeing one eye. The video even begins with a flashing skull and crossbones. According to conspiracy theorist The Vigilant Citizen, “Illuminati symbols are becoming more prevalent because that was the plan all along: To gradually make them part of popular culture.” Oh boy.   Lady Gaga is an “Illuminati puppet.” Lady Gaga is another pop star rumored to be part of the Illuminati. Again, theorists call out the overt symbolism in her videos and persona, calling it a “tribute to mind control.” They say her stage name ‘Gaga' refers to being totally absent-minded, which can be achieved through mind control. Furthermore, in her early days, many of her videos were rife with triangles and all-seeing eye symbolism. However, some say her newest project proves that she's broken free from the Illuminati. After a little hiatus, she boasts a more subdued, realistic image and more meaningful, artistic music. So, then, why didn't they just kill her? In an appearance at Harvard, Gaga talked about how unhappy she was in the entertainment industry. She calls herself a ‘Stefanie/Gaga hybrid,' which Illuminati theorists saw as proof that she became an alternate, demonic personality under Illuminati control. She also says she disliked “being used to make people money,” another potential dig as being an “Illuminati puppet.”   Donald Trump is an Illuminati mind controller.   If all of these stars are under Illuminati mind control, who's doing the controlling? Aside from alleged Illuminati king Jay-Z, Donald Trump's hand signals reveal his status as a top Illuminati member. While using your hands when you talk is normal, conspiracy theorists say Trump's rather odd gestures are secret messages. The classic “a-ok” symbol apparently means the devil's number ‘666.' However, he also frequently makes the triangle symbol with his hands when he's at ease — which could be the same Illuminati gesture Jay-Z always makes or a reference to the vagina.    The Kanye West/Kim Kardashian/Taylor Swift feud was fabricated by the Illuminati. Apparently, when West humiliated Swift on stage at the 2009 VMAs, he welcomed her to the Illuminati.   As we know, they've managed to keep the feud in the media for years. While most people have begun to agree that anything these people do is just for publicity, according to The Vigilant Citizen, it's actually an Illuminati “psychological operation” aimed at kids “to precondition them to start believing in fabricated events.”   OK, lastly, let's talk about the lizard Illuminati. David Icke, the nut job conspiracy theorist, is the leading proponent of this theory.  This should explain it from an article on Time.com,    They are among us. Blood-drinking, flesh-eating, shape-shifting extraterrestrial reptilian humanoids with only one objective in their cold-blooded little heads: to enslave the human race. They are our leaders, corporate executives, beloved Oscar-winning actors, and Grammy-winning singers. They're responsible for the Holocaust, the Oklahoma City bombings, and the 9/11 attacks ... at least according to former BBC sports reporter David Icke, who became the poster human for the theory in 1998 after publishing his first book, The Biggest Secret, which contained interviews with two Brits who claimed members of the royal family are nothing more than reptiles with crowns. (Picture Dracula meets Swamp Thing).  The conspiracy theorist and New Age philosopher, who wore only turquoise for a time and insisted on being called Son of God-Head, says these "Annunaki" (the reptiles) have controlled humankind since ancient times; they count among their number Queen Elizabeth, George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bob Hope. Encroaching other conspiracy theorists' territory, Icke even claims that the lizards are behind secret societies like the Freemasons and the Illuminati. Since earning the dubious title of "paranoid of the decade" in the late 1990s, Icke has written several books on the topic, including his latest work, The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy, while operating his own website — complete with merchandise and advertisements. The Top Ten Illuminati Movies https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=illuminati&sort=moviemeter,asc&mode=detail&page=1

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DB Comedy Presents THE ELECTABLES
BONUS - Who Shot Ya?

DB Comedy Presents THE ELECTABLES

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 6:48


Was the JFK assassination the birth of the modern-day conspiracy theory movement? DUH! But JFK's much more than that! So we decided to take it back and to the left with a bonus drop all about who may or may not have done the deed. In rap form. of course. Enjoy this special JFK teaser ... "Who Shot Ya?"DB COMEDY PRESENTS – THE ELECTABLES!“Who Shot Ya?” was Written, Produced, and Peformed by Tommy Spears.Full Episodes of DB Comedy are Written, Produced, and Performed by:Gina BuccolaSandy BykowskiJoseph FedorkoSylvia MannPaul MoultonPatrick J. ReillyAnd Tommy SpearsOriginal Music written and performed by Throop McClergAudio production by Joseph FedorkoSound effects procured at Freesound.orgDB Comedy Logo Designed by Adam L. HarlettELECTABLES logo and Presidential Caricatures by Dan PolitoTHE ELECTABLES concept was created by Patrick J. Reilly.Contributions to DB Comedy are graciously accepted by going to the DB COMEDY donation page at https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/db-comedy, the nonprofit fiscal sponsor of DB COMEDY. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.For more information on DB Comedy and THE ELECTABLES, visit DB Comedy's web site, dbcomedy.com, or DB Comedy's host page on Simplecast.com. Follow us on Facebook at DB Comedy. Join us on The Trident Network, and listen to us on World Perspectives Radio Chicago, on Live365.com and Hard Lens Media!Thanks for listening! Thanks for downloading! Don't forget to subscribe! And don't forget to like!!

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 121 History of the Mafia Part 6

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 51:00


Episode 121 is the seventh  episode of a series of quasi history lessons and Part 6 of a series covering the history of the Mafia.  In part 6,  we cover the last leg of the story of the Great Awakening. The story of the government and the public finally recognizing and acknowledging  the existence of a national crime syndicate.  Episode 121 covers the infamous  Joe Valachi and the Joe Valachi hearings. A story  that was dubbed as one of the two greatest intelligence coups in the history of the fight against the Mafia in this country up to that time. This series is  a prelude to what comes next, as we begin to  explore the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century.    History  that will eventually tie in to the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences.  Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret. Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher o

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 120 History of the Mafia Part 5

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 30:04


Episode 120 is the sixth  episode of a series of quasi history lessons and Part 5 of a series covering the history of the Mafia.  In part 5,  we cover the infamous Apalachin Meeting that was dubbed as one of the two greatest intelligence coups in the history of the fight against the Mafia in this country. It was this event that forced J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI to acknowledge existence of a national crime syndicate and its influence and control in America. This series is  a prelude to what comes next as we begin to  explore the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century.  Hear more about the great awakening of the government and the public regarding the existence of a national crime syndicate,   History  that will eventually tie in to the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences.  Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret.  Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious r

Mo News
JFK Assassination: What Is The CIA Still Hiding? -- Mo News Interview

Mo News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 68:46


Nearly 60 years after assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the US government continues to keep thousands of files classified. President Trump and most recently President Biden both decided to block access to key archival documents (on the advice of the CIA) despite a law that says everything should have been released by now. Former Washington Post reporter and author Jefferson Morley, one of the most credible authorities on the assassination joined Mosheh for a conversation last fall.  What is the CIA still withholding from the public and why?  What did they know about Lee Harvey Oswald's actions in the lead up to November 22, 1963 and why were so many CIA officials tracking his movements before the assassination? And could Oswald have pulled this off alone or was he being coached and assisted by any others? Morley is the editor of the JFK Facts blog, author of several books on the intelligence community and has spent a career exploring what happened and fighting for the government to release everything it knows. In our conversation, he takes a fact-based approach to break down what we know as well as what is being withheld and why....all these decades later. – Please remember to subscribe to the podcast and leave us a review. – Mosheh Oinounou (@mosheh) is an Emmy and Murrow award-winning journalist. He has 20 years of experience at networks including Fox News, Bloomberg Television and CBS News, where he was the executive producer of the CBS Evening News and launched the network's 24 hour news channel. He founded the @mosheh Instagram news account in 2020 and the Mo News podcast and newsletter in 2022. Follow Mo News on all platforms: Newsletter: https://monews.bulletin.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mosheh/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mosheh Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoshehNews Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 119 History of the Mafia Part 4

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 37:36


Episode 119 is the fifth  episode of a series of quasi history lessons and Part 4 of a series covering the history of the Mafia.  This series is  a prelude to what comes next as we begin to  explore the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century.  Hear more about the great awakening of the government and the public regarding the existence of a national crime syndicate and the history of the McClellan  Committee.   History  that will eventually tie in to the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret.  Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story

Comics and Chronic
Ep. 92 - Members Only (Sopranos Summer: Ep. 6)

Comics and Chronic

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 66:53


***BRUTAL CONTENT WARNING*** In the penultimate episode of Sopranos Summer, we talk the season premiere of The Sopranos Season 6A Members Only. In this episode: Is Cody's hometown haunted and is he starting a punk band because of it? Has the podcast evolved? Which celebrities would Cody suck off? Did Jake inadvertently fund 9/11? Was Cody right about Matush being a terrorist? Is the long, dark reach of Frank Miller infecting even The Sopranos? Is AJ Soprano an ugly motherfucker? Would James Gandolfini make a great live action Shrek? Are we talking to David Chase about developing our spin-off of The Sopranos called The Meadowlands? Is HBOMAX deleting The Many Saints of Newark? What's Anthony's Nesquik theory? What did we think about the montage at the start of the episode? Which characters turn out to be rats in this episode? Does Franke Valli make a cameo in this episode? Are we Bruce Springsteen fans? Is Cody Father of the Year? Why is this episode called "Members Only"? Is skinny Vito a pretentious douchebag? Is Vito trying to take over the family? How did the actor that plays Vito lose all that weight? Is Anthony loyal to Tony Soprano? Did Eugene Pontecorvo deserve to die? Is Cody the Big Pussy of Comics and Chronic? Why do Tony and Carmella keep going to a sushi restaurant in this episode? Why does Carmella's housing project fail? Is Carmella a gold digger? Is capitalism worse than the mafia? Was Uncle Junior and the mob involved in the JFK assassination? Who should play Lee Harvey Oswald? Was the end of this episode brutal? Has Anthony jumped in Sopranos knowledge power levels? Is Christopher finally getting clean in this episode? Who is a stunad of the first magnitude? What ultimately happens to Johnny Sack? Is Hesh one of our favorite characters? Is Jake the Hesh of Comics and Chronic? Is Barbara Soprano the Don Cheadle War Machine of The Sopranos? Is Meadow the hero of The Sopranos? Why are we planning Jake's funeral? Who's dead body are we using to Weekend at Bernie's ourselves a secure spot at Hall H for Comic Con? Can anyone do an Anthony impression? Could any of us do a Tony Soprano impression? How did James Gandolfini die? How is The Sopranos like an onion? Who is Kevin Finnerty? How was The Leftovers influenced by The Sopranos? Is Anthony the ultimate edgelord? Has he corrupted the Joe Pesci scale? Why are dreams important in this episode? Did Eugene die for his dreams? Is Tony Soprano Lord Morpheus? Which characters from The Sandman would The Sopranos be? Are we having a Comics and Chronic listening party at Anthony's wedding? And has recording Sopranos Summer corrupted the mind of Cody Cannon?! Check out our website: https://www.comicsandchronic.com/ New episodes every THURSDAY Follow us on social media! Instagram // Twitter // TikTok : @comicsnchronic YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC45vP6pBHZk9rZi_2X3VkzQ E-mail: comicsnchronicpodcast@gmail.com Cody Twitter: @Cody_Cannon Instagram: @walaka_cannon TikTok: @codywalakacannon Jake Instagram: @jakefhaha Anthony Instagram // Twitter // TikTok : @mrtonynacho YouTube: youtube.com/nachocomedy

Out Of The Blank
#1205 - Donald B. Thomas

Out Of The Blank

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 62:41


Dr. Thomas is the author of Hear No Evil in which he explains the acoustics evidence in detail, placing it in the context of an analysis of all the scientific evidence in the Kennedy assassination. Revering no sacred cows, he demolishes myths promulgated by both Warren Commission adherents and conspiracy advocates, and presents a novel and compelling re-interpretation of the “single bullet theory.” His 2001 article in the journal Science & Justice, “The Acoustical Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination Revisited” led to publication of Hear No Evil, a book that places the acoustical evidence in a larger context. Dr. Thomas has also made a study of the shooting of Officer J.D. Tippet, allegedly by Lee Harvey Oswald. Dr. Thomas is a member of the Board of Directors of the AARC. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/out-of-the-blank-podcast/support

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 118 History of the Mafia Part 3

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 28:30


Episode 118 is the fourth  episode of a series of quasi history lessons and Part 3 of a series covering the history of the Mafia.  This series is  a prelude to what comes next as we begin to  explore the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century. We started first in Episode 115 with the origins of the CIA and the history of covert operations, since they will eventually play an important role in this story. Starting  in Episode 116 and continuing into our current episode and beyond,  we begin   to discuss the Mafia and its historical origins in a small wander that provides essential history.  Hear more about the great awakening of the government and the public regarding the existence of a national crime syndicate and the history of the Kefauver Committee.   History  that will eventually tie in to the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret.  Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 117 History of the Mafia Part 2

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 38:57


Episode 117 is the third  episode of a series of quasi history lessons as we begin to explore the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century. We started first in Episode 115 with the origins of the CIA and the history of covert operations, since they will eventually play an important role in this story. Starting  in Episode 116 and continuing in this Episode 117, we begin   to discuss the Mafia and its historical origins in a small wander that provides essential history. History  that will eventually tie in to the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret.  Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world for

Things Observed
A Cancer-Causing Bioweapon for Castro? Death by Linear Particle Accelerator? Lee Harvey Oswald's Mistress? - JFK and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Part 2

Things Observed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 117:48


In today's episode we conclude our investigation into Ed Haslam's book Dr. Mary's Monkey. We discuss some of the strange research known to have taken place in New Orleans at the time, contaminated polio vaccines and whether they contributed to the burgeoning cancer epidemic, and the women who claims to have been Lee Harvey Oswald's lover. This woman also states that she was working on a bioweapon for Castro alongside David Ferrie, Alton Ochsner and Mary Sherman. The primary questions of today's episode are who can we trust? What can we trust? And what the hell actually happened to Mary Sherman?

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 116 History of the Mafia Part 1

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 29:03 Very Popular


Episode 116 is the second episode of a series of quasi history lessons as we begin to explore the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century. We started first in Episode 115 with the origins of the CIA and the history of covert operations since they will eventually play an important role in this story. In Episode 116, we begin to discuss the Mafia and its historical origins in a small wander that provides essential history. History  that will eventually tie in to the Cuban circumstance whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret.  Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world for

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 115 History of CIA and Covert Actions Part 1

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 67:11 Very Popular


Episode 115 is  the  first episode  of a series of quasi history lessons as we begin to explore the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century.   We start first with the origins of the CIA and the history of covert operations since they will eventually play an important role in this story.  In short order we will begin to discuss the  Cuban circumstance whose politics,  geography,  and economic circumstances would eventually collide  and create an epicenter of  geopolitical consequences. Consequences  that would eventually intersect and in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency.  Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the CIA,  is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret.  Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

AHC Podcast
Pablo Escobar

AHC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 64:48


Paul Revere and the Ride, Henry Ford and the assembly line, Lee Harvey Oswald and JFK, Monica Lewinsky and cigars…. All famous names in history and the automatic associations we have with them when we bring up their name in thought or conversation.  Now the subject or today's show, Pablo Escobar, whoop, yep, there it is – cocaine, is definitely another one of those names.  Pablo came from nothing in the streets of Medellin, to become the head of one of the largest drug cartels in the world.  In his prime, he was in the top 10 list of Forbes most wealthy people in the world and responsible for about 80% of the cocaine in the United States.  But as most would suspect, things did not end well.  But was all the violence around the cartel at the hands of Pablo?  Was he the one ordering the murders of cops and competition, or was this a plan by his employees?  How much money can a rat eat in one year?  We'll dive into this and much more in the Pablo Escobar episode of AHC Podcast.       Intro Music Credits: Music For Every Occasion Upbeat Latin Music No Copyright https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTjF8nisyiY         Citations: A&E Networks Television. (2019, August 29). Pablo Escobar. Biography.com. Retrieved August 27, 2022, from https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/pablo-escobar Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. (n.d.). Pablo Escobar. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved August 27, 2022, from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Pablo-Escobar Garcia, M. I. (2000, January 20). Trade-colombia: Government declares war on smuggling. Inter Press Service. Retrieved August 27, 2022, from https://www.ipsnews.net/2000/01/trade-colombia-government-declares-war-on-smuggling/ Minster, C. (2019, May 13). Biography of Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug kingpin. ThoughtCo. Retrieved August 27, 2022, from https://www.thoughtco.com/biography-of-pablo-escobar-2136126 Pablo Escobar - evil kingpin or Robin Hood? Crime+Investigation UK. (n.d.). Retrieved August 27, 2022, from https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/article/pablo-escobar-evil-kingpin-or-robin-hood Pablo Escobar. Crime Museum. (2021, June 17). Retrieved August 27, 2022, from https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/drugs/pablo-escobar/ Sargent, R. (2022, August 25). The worst things pablo escobar ever did and how they impacted his legacy. Ranker. Retrieved August 27, 2022, from http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-things-pablo-escobar-ever-did/ryan-sargent What are some examples of atrocities committed by Pablo Escobar? Quora. (n.d.). Retrieved August 27, 2022, from https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-examples-of-atrocities-committed-by-Pablo-Escobar Who was Pablo Escobar? everything you need to know. Facts, Childhood, Family Life, Crimes. (n.d.). Retrieved August 27, 2022, from https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/pablo-escobar-6711.php Wikimedia Foundation. (2022, August 26). Pablo Escobar. Wikipedia. Retrieved August 27, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Escobar

The Re-Education with Eli Lake
Ep. 35: Wilderness of Mirrors

The Re-Education with Eli Lake

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 71:55


This show explores how Russia, like the Soviet Union before it, seeks to confuse and divide the west through psychological warfare and disinformation. The Russian state's cruelty is both an advantage and a liability when it comes to skullduggery. The guest is Peter Savodnik, author of the 2013 book Interloper about Lee Harvey Oswald's sojourn to the Soviet Union. The Interloper by Peter Savodnik Time Stamps: 00:02 Introduction 19:57 Interview Peter Savodnik Questions? Comments? Ideas? Contact us at Eli@nebulouspodcasts.com