Historian Mike Swanson and The Past American Century podcast return with author C.A.A. Savastano to discuss the historical successes and failures of Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles. They consider whether he is truly the mastermind of lore or perhaps his legend is founded upon less than substantial evidence.
The Past American Century podcast is back featuring a discussion with author C.A.A. Savastano and historian Mike Swanson. They review US covert action operations while considering if decades of official and public debate and restructuring have diffused responsibility so much that no official or government agency completely does.
Discoveries in the latest and prior releases of the official files are repeatedly evolving our understanding of related historical matters. Yet one thing remains ever the same, the ability of some news media to spotlight aspects of a matter that often distract from the greater questions and instead cast aside the substantial for the salacious. In some cases people directly act as knowing advocates for official agendas and more often a government can utilize a person for their purposes without the subject knowing it occurred. Insightful members of the public should not just question a media personality's ideas, but also the original source of the information they promote…Read More
Lee Harvey Oswald and his actions have dominated much of the public discussion about the JFK case, but has this constant focus on him taken away the greater view of events in the JFK assassination? C.A.A. Savastano and your host Mike Swanson discuss this and other related historical subjects.
The first season of a nearly two-year sixteen-episode journey assessing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy ends in this episode of the Ochelli Effect's JFK 101 series. Author Larry Hancock, researcher C.A.A. Savastano, and your host Chuck Ochelli return to offer developments in the case and ideas about the next season of JFK 101.
Upstanding citizens, thugs, killers, con artists, and vagrants populated the seediest areas of the Big Easy. Amid this patchwork of aspiration and desperation, a rumbling in New Orleans began surrounding Jim Garrison's investigation of President Kennedy's death. The New Orleans District Attorney faced several challenges because amid the corridors of power in United States several officials the Kennedy case was closed. Yet Garrison was committed to revealing a plot he believed might include several officials, Cuban exiles, and local figures. Unfortunately, some in the public attempted to malign and obstruct him but this remains overlooked to embrace their other assertions. Yet the legal value of a witness is equal to the consistency of their statements…Read More
Six new evidentiary files are offered on notable CIA figures including Ross Crozier, Henry Lopez, and Jacques Richardson. Additionally provided are two new summaries with photographs for Deputy IG Scott Breckenridge and Emilio A. Rodriguez.
Three new interviews with author C.A.A. Savastano on a wide range of intelligence figures and those connected to political assassination cases.
Midnight Writer News: C.A.A. Savastano returns to discuss five notable figures in the JFK case with your host S.T. Patrick. Tune in to hear the tangled, nefarious, and unlikely allegations that surround certain figures in the case.
The Ochelli Effect: Join Mike Swanson, C.A.A. Savastano, and your host Chuck Ochelli to discuss the life and influence of a largely unknown CIA operator during the Cold War named Leo Cherne.
The Past American Century: A discussion about evidence and one long asserted myth related to the JFK case with author Carmine Savastano and historian Mike Swanson.
Few periods of history enjoyed the economic growth and prosperity generated by the fear and mistrust of the Cold War. The aftermath of the Second World War left political alliances frayed and the ambitious governments of Russia and the United States taking diametrically opposite social positions. Previous World War II funding and materials supplied by the United States to Russia was redistributed to set up democratic bulwarks in Western Europe. Stalin and the Communist Soviet regime annexed roughly half of Europe while a deep freeze settled over world policy and these two superpowers drew lines across the world…Read More
The Ochelli Effect returns with your host Chuck Ochelli and C.A.A. Savastano to discuss a cryptonym (codename) related to the JFK case and one notable 1950s CIA Project seeking to recruit defectors from Soviet controlled East Germany.
All humans are pattern-seeking creatures because the recognition of valid patterns is an evolutionary mechanism in the human brain. While indeed overreliance on seeking just self-gratifying patterns can lead to false connections and incorrect speculations, patterns based on verifiable evidence do not often suffer from these pitfalls. When a chain of events occurs with a pattern established in evidence, it feasibly leads to reasonable questions and new facts. The chain of historical events if studied closely might reveal the yet unseen connections and present that what once is dismissed with scorn can still be true…Read More
Presenting the latest update to the Consolidated CIA Files that includes new evidence and summaries regarding Mexico City Station officer Charles E. Flick, Costa Rican Chief of Station Earl J. Williamson, and Grayston Lynch. Additionally inspect new photographs of some prior mentioned in addition to Robert Zambernardi, Guy Vitale, Sylvia Hyde Hoke, Lee Wigren, Calvin Hicks, and Daniel Flores. Over fifty summaries in total are offered with verifiable evidence and biographic information for your review.
Join your host Chuck Ochelli and author C.A.A. Savastano to discuss the life, crimes, and Central Intelligence Agency sabotage and potential assassination operation using David Tzitzichvili aka WIROGUE-1. #CIA #intelligence #WIROGUE-1
Most human beings are but a mass of contradictions, no more so than some participating in clandestine operations where both legal skills and illicit ones are often required. Seldom are those practicing tradecraft what they appear to be and in rare cases they are far more than even their handlers expect. One noted Central Intelligence Agency foreign contract agent was an inventor, bank robber, photographer, forger, researcher, and potential assassin. Most knew him merely under the shadowy moniker WIROGUE-1 for decades…Read More