Resuming our analysis of “The Hitler Legacy,” our next interview with Peter Levenda continues discussion of the rehabilitation of “jihadis as proxy warriors” by Germany in the run-up to, and during, the Second World War. Having assumed the position of Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini took advantage of resentment on the Arab street and mobilized it against the British and Jews. Beginning with pogroms during the 1920’s and 1930’s, Husseini’s activism blossomed into full-fledged participation in Nazi military compaigns, including recruiting Waffen SS units in Muslim territories. After discussing some similarities between Nazism and global jihadist ideology, Peter highlights the Grand Mufti’s post war work with the PLO and other Muslim political and military organizations. Joining the Grand Mufti were numeerous SS men and Nazi technical experts, there to continue their war against the Jews and to fight against Communism on behalf of Western intelligence agencies. In the Middle East, as in other countries where they were recruited as anti-Communist cadre, the Third Reich alumni pursued a Nazi agenda, spawning new Nazi political and military formations. Peter notes that they are not “neo”-Nazis, at all. Western intelligence helped foster postwar SS-assistance organizations such as Die Spinne and ODESSA, shepherded to a considerable extent by SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny.
Two investigations may well dovetail. We’ve covered the 9/11 attacks for years, beginning with analysis well before the events themselves. We note, also, our recent posts about the intelligence-linked National Socialist Union neo-Nazi group in Germany. Germany Watch has presented a working hypothesis that NSU’s murders were covering-up operational elements in the attacks.
Khadafy’s death will eclipse many important investigations into lethal intelligence abuses, including Pan Am 102 bombing, operations of Edwin Wilson and Frank Terpil, Iran-Contra scandal.
Factual existence of Islamic fascism, in contrast to George W. Bush’s use of the term.
CIA knew of Eichmann’s whereabouts, years before his capture, perhaps because of his reported contract work with the Gehlen “Org” in the Middle East.
REALAUDIO ‘If you want to understand the structure of political Islam, you have to look at what happened in Munich . . . Munich is the origin of a network that now reaches around the world.’ This quote from German historian Stefan Meining sums up the focal point of this broadcast—the Islamic Center of Munich, […]
Recorded March 28, 2004 MP3 One segment REALAUDIO NB: This stream contains two 30 minute broadcasts: FTRs #452 and FTR #453, in sequence. Returning to a subject covered in several past broadcasts, this program highlights the enigmatic career of French attorney Jacques Verges. Recently hired to assist with the defense of Saddam Hussein in his […]
Nazi connections to Saddam Hussein and Palestinian movement.