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AFA 22: The Terror Connection, Pt.1

Otto Skorzeny

Part 1a 42:37 | Part 1b 43:31 | Part 1c 43:33 | Part 1d 43:33
Part 1e 42:20 | Part 1f 32:20 | Part 1g 36:04 | Part 1h 14:36
(Recorded July 8, 1986)

Although much has been written and said about “international terrorism” during the past several decades, relatively little has been said about one of the most prominent figures in the development of the methodology and organizational ontogenesis of terrorism. Former SS officer Otto Skorzeny had much to do with originating the key strategic features of terrorism, as practiced by many post-war terrorist organizations, and also had operational connections to many of them.

In charge of commando operations for the Third Reich and one of Hitler’s personal favorites, Skorzeny understood that highly visible and psychologically significant operations by relatively small units could (under certain circumstances) achieve the same strategic goals as large-scale military undertakings. AFA-22 discusses Skorzeny’s World War II operations and his post-war career. As one of the leaders of ODESSA (the post-war SS organization), Skorzeny not only worked for the Reinhard Gehlen spy outfit, but the CIA as well.

His work for intelligence services placed him in a position to work with, and sponsor, some of the seminal terrorist elements of the century. A significant portion of the program deals with the Olympics massacre of 1972 and the involvement of elements of Western intelligence services with the perpetrators of that crime.

Program Highlights Include: Skorzeny’s kidnapping of the son of Hungarian dictator Horthy during World War II; the role of the Horthy kidnapping in maintaining Hungarian allegiance to Nazi Germany; the operations of Haj Amin Al-Husseini on behalf of the Third Reich (Husseini was a major in the SS and the first leader of the Palestinian National Movement); Husseini’s relationship to Hassan Salameh (the father of Olympics massacre mastermind Ali Hassan Salameh); Hassan Salameh’s operations on behalf of Nazi Germany; Ali Hassam Salameh’s connections to the CIA; the connections of Salameh and Carlos the Jackal to the post-war Skorzeny/ODESSA milieu; the BND/Gehlen affiliation of Olympics Security Chief Hans Langemann; Langemann’s work sponsoring “leftist” terrorist groups in the Federal Republic of Germany (undertaken in combination with Hans Kollmar, the head of the BKA, Germany’s equivalent of the FBI); Skorzeny’s training of the first Palestinian terrorist cadre while working in Egypt for the CIA and Gehlen organization; Skorzeny’s connections to PLO leader Yasser Arafat; Skorzeny’s involvement with the Borghese coup attempt of 1970 in Italy (see RFA-19); Skorzeny’s connections to the P-2 milieu and its involvement with the “Rose of the Winds” coup plot of 1973 (see RFA-19); Skorzeny’s World War II work with Prince Borghese in the development of suicide commandos; Khadafy’s apparent sponsorship of suicide terrorist units; Skorzeny’s role in helping to develop the Libyan secret service utilized by Khadafy.

Discussion

2 comments for “AFA 22: The Terror Connection, Pt.1”

  1. http://www.timesofisrael.com/hungarian-jews-ask-government-not-to-honor-nazi-ally/

    Hungarian Jews ask government not to honor Nazi ally

    Request follows growing list of public tributes to Holocaust-era ruler Miklos Horthy
    February 22, 2013, 2:51 pm 2

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (JTA) — Hungary’s main Jewish organization urged the government and parliament to prevent the honoring of Miklos Horthy, the country’s Holocaust-era ruler.

    Horthy had “direct responsibility for the killing and destruction of several hundred thousand Hungarian Jews,” the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities, or Mazsihisz, said in a statement Wednesday.

    The statement was in reaction to the recent decision by the mayor of Kunhegyes in eastern Hungary to rename a street for Horthy.

    Horthy, who ruled from 1920 to 1944, was an ally of Adolf Hitler, but the Nazi leader deposed Horthy, fearing he might sign a peace treaty with the Allies. Horthy passed several anti-Jewish laws before his ouster and was in charge when 500,000 Jews under Hungarian control began to be deported to Nazi death camps.

    Last year, a statue of Horthy was erected in Kereki in southwestern Hungary and in Csokako, a village in the country’s north, and a plaque in his honor was unveiled in Debrecen, Hungary’s second-largest city. Last April, a square was named for Horthy in Gyomro, a town near Budapest.

    Many in Hungary, where the nationalist Jobbik party is the third largest in parliament, admire Horthy’s consistent anti-communist stance in the face of Soviet pressure in the 1920s and 1930s.

    Mazsihisz President Peter Feldmajer said last year in the European Parliament that at a time when “streets and squares are named after Horthy, who stands as a hero for the people, the Hungarian Jewish people feel increasing danger.”

    Posted by Vanfield | February 23, 2013, 8:50 pm
  2. Hitler’s Legacy: The Skorzeny Syndrome
    By Peter Levenda on November 7, 2014
    http://disinfo.com/2014/11/hitlers-legacy-skorzeny-syndrome/

    I would post the entire article but saw this on the disinfo.com page:

    Reprinted with permission from Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC. and Nicolas-Hays/Ibis Press, The Hitler Legacy: The Nazi Cult in Diaspora: How it was Organized, How it was Funded, and Why it Remains a Threat to Global Security in the Age of Terrorism by Peter Levenda is available wherever books or ebooks are sold or directly from the publisher at 1-800-423-7087 or http://www.redwheelweiser.com.

    Posted by Henry | November 7, 2014, 4:12 pm

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