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AFA 15: The World Anti-Communist League, Pt. 2

Part 2a [1] 43:44 | Part 2b [2] 43:12 | Part 2c [3] 44:16 | Part 2d [4] 43:12 | Part 2e [5] 14:13
(Record­ed March 18, 1986)

Con­tin­u­ing the dis­cus­sion from AFA-14, this broad­cast sets forth the oper­a­tions of the Nazi and fas­cist ele­ments described in that pro­gram at greater length. The first part of the pro­gram high­lights the rela­tion­ship between fas­cist ele­ments of U.S. intel­li­gence, the Autonomous Uni­ver­si­ty of Guadala­jara (Mex­i­co), the Latin Amer­i­can Branch of the for­mer World Anti-Com­mu­nist League, and the for­ma­tion and oper­a­tion of Latin Amer­i­can Death Squads.

Oper­at­ing under the ban­ner of the “White Hand,” Latin Amer­i­can Death Squads were coor­di­nat­ed by the CAL (WACL’s Latin Amer­i­can affil­i­ate) and had the Uni­ver­si­ty as its epi­cen­ter. The pro­gram ana­lyzes the gen­e­sis of this rela­tion­ship in Guatemala, aris­ing out of the 1954 CIA-backed coup that over­threw Jacobo Arbenz. Uti­liz­ing CAL, ele­ments of the CIA mid­wived the for­ma­tion of the ter­ror appa­ra­tus that sewed death and destruc­tion in Guatemala and oth­er Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries in suc­ceed­ing decades. (In March of 1999, Pres­i­dent Clin­ton apol­o­gized on behalf of the Unit­ed States for the blood­shed that the Unit­ed States had been respon­si­ble for in Guatemala.)

The pro­gram sets forth the pre-World War II back­ground of “Los Tecos,” the Mex­i­can branch of CAL (based in Guadala­jara.) Allied with Adolf Hitler, tutored by a mem­ber who had stud­ied in Nazi Ger­many and espous­ing an anti-semit­ic and anti-Catholic occultism, Los Tecos dom­i­nate the Autonomous Uni­ver­si­ty. Found­ed, in part, by the U.S. State Depart­ment and Agency for Inter­na­tion­al Devel­op­ment (the lat­ter a fre­quent cov­er for U.S. intel­li­gence oper­a­tions abroad), the Uni­ver­si­ty serves as an ide­o­log­i­cal train­ing ground and oper­a­tional coor­di­nat­ing cen­ter for the ter­ror units of the White Hand. (This infor­ma­tion was sup­plied by a mem­ber of the Hon­duran branch of the death squad appa­ra­tus.)

The broad­cast high­lights the milieu’s oper­a­tions in El Sal­vador and Nicaragua, both oper­a­tions coor­di­nat­ed with Ronald Rea­gan’s CIA and both assist­ed (par­tic­u­lar­ly in the begin­ning) by Argen­tine fas­cists. In addi­tion, the pro­gram delin­eates the on-going rela­tion­ship between the Autonomous Uni­ver­si­ty and thir­teen dif­fer­ent Amer­i­can uni­ver­si­ties. Vis­it­ing Amer­i­can stu­dents are oblig­ed to com­ply with ide­o­log­i­cal train­ing man­dat­ed by Los Tecos.

The sec­ond half of the pro­gram presents infor­ma­tion about the role of WACL ele­ments in the assas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Kennedy. (The broad­cast sets forth the the­sis that the assas­si­na­tion was crit­i­cal to the even­tu­al for­ma­tion of WACL. In 1963, the ele­ments that were to for­mal­ly coa­lesce as WACL were part of the W.A.C.C.F.L. — the World Anti-Com­mu­nist Con­gress for Free­dom and Lib­er­a­tion.) Much of the broad­cast cen­ters on dis­in­for­ma­tion (dis­sem­i­nat­ed by WAC­CFL-relat­ed ele­ments) point­ing to Lee Har­vey Oswald as a KGB-trained assas­sin.

Attempt­ing to pin the assas­si­na­tion on the Sovi­ets and/or Cubans, these ele­ments spurred many lib­er­als to endorse the “Oswald as lone-nut” hypoth­e­sis. They were afraid that the assas­si­na­tion could lead to nuclear war, if the per­cep­tion gained hold that Oswald was a com­mu­nist. A cen­tral ele­ment in this dis­in­for­ma­tion ploy was an attempt to con­nect the JFK assas­si­na­tion to the death of Ukrain­ian fas­cist Stephan Ban­dera. Alleged­ly per­formed by an alleged KGB assas­sin named Bog­dan Stashyn­sky, Ban­der­a’s mur­der took place on the same day that Oswald “defect­ed” to the Sovi­et Union. (As described in AFA-14, Ban­dera and his OUN/B were key ele­ments of the Anti-Bol­she­vik Bloc of Nations.)

WACCFL ele­ments dis­sem­i­nat­ed the lie that Oswald was trained at the same facil­i­ty as Stashyn­sky, and that the JFK hit was part of a Sovi­et pro­gram of assas­si­na­tion of West­ern polit­i­cal lead­ers. It should be not­ed that WACL-relat­ed ele­ments also fig­ured promi­nent­ly in the “han­dling” of Oswald in New Orleans, Dal­las and (pos­si­bly) the Sovi­et Union.

Pro­gram high­lights include: Kennedy’s efforts to improve rela­tions with the Sovi­et Union, includ­ing his June, 1963 speech at Amer­i­can Uni­ver­si­ty that acknowl­edged the Sovi­et Union’s pri­ma­ry role in the defeat of Hitler and which called for a re-exam­i­na­tion Amer­i­ca’s atti­tude toward the Cold War; Spas T. Raik­in’s greet­ing of the alleged trai­tor Oswald upon his return from the Sovi­et Union (Raikin was a for­mer head of the Amer­i­can Friends of the Anti-Bol­she­vik Bloc of Nations); Guy Ban­nis­ter’s detec­tive agency as the head­quar­ters of the Anti-Com­mu­nist League of the Caribbean (lat­er incor­po­rat­ed into WACL); Ban­nis­ter aide Mau­rice Brooks Gatlin’s role in the for­ma­tion of WACL; New Orleans Mafioso Car­los Mar­cel­lo’s asso­ci­a­tion with Anto­nio Val­ladares, his Guatemalan attor­ney and a key fig­ure in the for­ma­tion of CAL (Mar­cel­lo was con­nect­ed to the JFK assas­si­na­tion); the role of WACCFL spokesper­son Sal­vador Diaz Ver­son in dis­sem­i­nat­ing the Oswald/Stashynsky/KGB canard; Ilya Maman­tov and Igor Voshin­in’s han­dling of Mari­na Oswald after the assas­si­na­tion (both men were fas­cists asso­ci­at­ed with the WACCFL milieu); Charles Willough­by’s Inter­na­tion­al Com­mit­tee for the Defense of Chris­t­ian Cul­ture, an inter­na­tion­al fas­cist intel­li­gence net­work unit­ing Third Reich vet­er­ans with mem­bers of Texas’ Hunt fam­i­ly; dis­cus­sion of pos­si­ble WACL con­nec­tions to the assas­si­na­tion of Swedish Prime Min­is­ter Olaf Palme.