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FTR #853 Walkin’ the Snake at Babi Yar: Update on the Ukraine Crisis

Once again, we revisit the sce­nario pre­sented in the Nazi tract “Serpent’s Walk.” Sup­pos­edly a novel, the book deals with a Nazi takeover of the U.S. in the mid-21st cen­tury by the SS, who have gained eco­nomic influ­ence in the opinion-forming media and stood the polit­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal record of World War Ii on its head. We are see­ing this in Ukraine, where both pres­i­dents Yuschenko and Poroshenko vis­ited the site of the Babi Yar mas­sacres, in order to honor the OUN/B exe­cu­tion­ers who helped per­pe­trate the atroc­ity. Con­tem­po­rary Ukraine is also see­ing the atroc­i­ties com­mit­ted by OUN/B and the UPA being offi­cially denied and pro­tected from crit­i­cism by new crim­i­nal laws. Sup­port­ers of OUN and UPA are deny­ing their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Lvov pogrom of 1941, despite clear his­tor­i­cal evi­dence of their role. Con­tem­po­rary anti-Semitism in Ukraine is being dis­sem­i­nated by the MAUP orga­ni­za­tion, which runs the largest pri­vate uni­ver­sity in Ukraine. Pro­gram High­lights Include: David Duke’s teach­ing role at the MAUP-funded uni­ver­sity; Julian Assange aide Joran Jer­mas aka “Israel Shamir,” who is part of the MAUP orbit; a march by OUN/B suc­ces­sor orga­ni­za­tion Pravy Sek­tor call­ing for a resump­tion of hos­til­i­ties in the East; review of the role of the Nachti­gall (“Nightin­gale”) group in the Lvov pogrom; review of the mas­sive and well-connected Ukrain­ian fas­cist pres­ence in the U.S. prior to World War II; the draft­ing of the new Ukrain­ian law crim­i­nal­iz­ing crit­i­cism of OUN and UPA by Yuri Shukhevych, the son of Roman Shukhevych, the head of UPA.


FTR #852 “Think Different”–The Foxes Aren’t Guarding the Henhouse, They ARE the Henhouse: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

In addi­tion to a fur­ther explo­ration of Big Tech and the remark­able advances they are bring­ing to fruition, this pro­gram cements the polit­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal con­ti­nu­ity between the polit­i­cal ele­ments inspir­ing Dylan Roof and the Charleston shoot­ing and the polit­i­cal forces embod­ied in Ron Paul (Edward Snowden’s polit­i­cal idol) and Glenn Green­wald, Snowden’s leak­ing jour­nal­ist of choice. Just as Cit­i­zen Green­wald worked pro bono (as an attor­ney) to pro­tect Nazi orga­ni­za­tions from civil judg­ments against them for advo­cat­ing may­hem, Ron Paul helped to set the polit­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal tem­plate for Dylann Roof’s mas­sacre. We note that the very “lib­er­tar­i­ans” who are sup­port­ive of Snowden–such as Ron Paul financier Peter Thiel–are also deeply involved with sur­veil­lance of cit­i­zens. A Koch Brothers-funded orga­ni­za­tion, Stu­dents For Lib­erty, recently hon­ored Edward Snow­den and Ron Paul. Much of the pro­gram high­lights why we are strongly sup­port­ive of NSA, warts and all. Facial recog­ni­tion tech­nol­ogy devel­oped by pri­vate firms like Microsoft, Google and Face­book are more accu­rate than any­thing the gov­ern­ment has devel­oped. Who is reg­u­lat­ing the deploy­ment of this tech­nol­ogy? The pro­gram explores the abil­ity of hack­ers to use smart­phone tech­nol­ogy to hijack air­craft in flight. Much of the con­clu­sion of the broad­cast high­lights the stun­ning advances in health-monitoring tech­nol­ogy under devel­op­ment by Apple and Google. Google also helped finance the Com­pet­i­tive Enter­prise Insti­tute, as did the Koch broth­ers and Face­book. The CEI was one of the dri­ving forces behind the most recent [defeated] chal­lenge to the Afford­able Care Act. Would you trust Google, or Face­book, with your most inti­mate health infor­ma­tion? The pro­gram con­cludes with a warn­ing that hack­ers could inter­dict some of this health-monitoring tech­nol­ogy, with poten­tially mur­der­ous results.


FTR #851 Technocratic Fascism and Post-Reaganoid Political Dementia: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Updat­ing “L’Affaire Snow­den,” this pro­gram ana­lyzes the fun­da­men­tal political/ideological prin­ci­ples that unite Eddie the Friendly Spook (Snow­den) with the cor­po­rate enti­ties com­pris­ing “Big Tech.” Tak­ing advan­tage of the notion that “gov­ern­ment is bad, but cor­po­ra­tions are good” (“post-Reaganoid polit­i­cal demen­tia”), many of the indi­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies in the tech world are pur­su­ing and achiev­ing goals that are fun­da­men­tally anti­thet­i­cal to demo­c­ra­tic prin­ci­ples. Fun­da­men­tal to the dis­cus­sion is a bril­liant analy­sis by David Golum­bia in “Uncomputing.org” that dis­tills the essence of “tech­no­cratic fascism”–the polit­i­cal and social phi­los­o­phy that unites “coders”–Snowden, Assange and hack­ers of all stripes–with the cor­po­rate giants of Big Tech. Build­ing on a view­point sim­i­lar to that expressed in “The Decline of the West,” by Oswald Spen­gler (a text fun­da­men­tal to much of 20th cen­tury fas­cism), they con­tend that soci­ety is bro­ken, the polit­i­cal process is bro­ken, and there­fore they have the right–expressed as “nat­ural law”–to do what­ever they think is best. Demo­c­ra­tic poli­ties are to have no say in their actions, regard­less of the poten­tial con­se­quences for the mem­bers of those poli­ties. They do not feel that they need “the con­sent of the gov­erned.” Pro­gram high­lights include: the pres­ence at the exclu­sive elite gath­er­ing of the Bilder­berg­ers of key Sil­i­con Val­ley techies includ­ing Peter Thiel and Alex Karp of Palan­thir; review of the rela­tion­ship between Ron Paul–Snowden’s polit­i­cal idol–and Thiel; the pres­ence of Third Reich alumni in the Bilder­berger gath­er­ings; the anti-labor prac­tices of Big Tech; the role of Big Tech in financ­ing extreme right can­di­dates like Ted Cruz; the drive by the Indian gov­ern­ment of Naren­dra Modi (whose elec­tion was aided by EBay’s Pierre Omid­yar) to under­mine India’s laws against child labor, a syn­op­tic overview of the key ele­ments of our analy­sis of The Adven­tures of Eddie the Friendly Spook.


FTR #850 Update on Fascism in Ukraine

Con­tin­u­ing our analy­sis of the resus­ci­ta­tion of Ukrain­ian fas­cism, we note the ongo­ing role of unabashed, cel­e­bra­tory heirs of the OUN/B in that unfor­tu­nate coun­try. Fol­low­ing an announce­ment by Ukrain­ian inte­rior min­is­ter Arsen Avakov that per­son­nel from the 173rd Air­borne Brigade would begin train­ing of the Nazi Azov Bat­tal­ion on April 20th (Hitler’s Birth­day), the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives voted not to arm that unit. They made no objec­tion to the ele­va­tion of Pravy Sek­tor leader Dymtro Yarosh to be an adviser to the head of the Ukrain­ian army. Head of one of the explicit polit­i­cal heirs to the OUN/B in Ukraine, Yarosh led his fol­low­ers in an attack on a gay rights parade in Kiev. Pravy Sek­tor has also func­tioned as an enforcer for Ihor Kolo­moyskyi, one of Ukraine’s most impor­tant oli­garchs. Kolomoyskyi’s pri­mary place of busi­ness is the Ukrain­ian province of Odessa, which will now be gov­erned by Geor­gian expa­tri­ate Mikhail Saakashvili. Unable to return to Geor­gia because of crimes he appar­ently com­mit­ted there, Saakashvili was very “busi­ness friendly” to the Pri­vat com­pa­nies con­trolled by Kolo­moyskyi. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Ukraine’s move to stan­dard­ize its mil­i­tary to NATO require­ments; the re-routing of infor­ma­tion on nuclear weapons from the UK to Ukraine; a threat by Prime Min­is­ter Yat­senyuk to halt Ukraine’s pay­ments to cred­i­tors; charges against Yat­senyuk that he embez­zled up to 325 mil­lion dol­lars; Petro Poroshenko’s threat to invade Crimea; the appar­ent sys­tem­atic assas­si­na­tion of polit­i­cal oppo­nents and crit­ics of the Poroshenko regime.


FTR #849 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 6

In the Nazi Tract “Serpent’s Walk,” the descen­dants of the SS take over the U.S. in the mid-21st cen­tury after gain­ing con­trol of the opinion-forming media and per­vert­ing his­tory and polit­i­cal sci­ence to por­tray the Third Reich as good guys. The Ukrain­ian cri­sis has pro­duced a sim­i­lar phe­nom­e­non. Both in Ukraine and in the world at large, the heirs to the OUN/B Third Reich allies gov­ern­ing that unfor­tu­nate coun­try are being por­trayed as “democ­rats” and even “heroes.” By the same token, those will­ing to accu­rately por­tray the pro-Bandera ele­ments con­trol­ling Ukraine as the fas­cists that they clearly are face cen­sor­ship and being labeled as dupes of “Putin/Russia/Kremlin.” Ukraine has passed a law crim­i­nal­iz­ing the [accu­rate] label­ing of the OUN/B, Stephan Ban­dera, the UPA [OUN/B’s mil­i­tary wing] and its war crim­i­nal com­man­der Roman Shukhevych as allies of Nazi Ger­many. At the same time,an “infor­ma­tion war­fare” unit of the Ukrain­ian state (headed by a sophis­ti­cated and worldly-wise) U.S. intel­li­gence oper­a­tive named Joel Hard­ing is paint­ing blogs, and out­lets and per­son­al­i­ties crit­i­cal of the Maidan forces as tools of the Krem­lin. Emblem­atic of this political/intellectual per­ver­sion is the anoint­ing of a young female Nazi mem­ber of the Aidar “pun­isher bat­tal­ion” as the “Joan of Arc” of Ukraine. Pro­gram high­lights include:the Canada-based “Ukrain­ian Weekly“‘s pro­pa­ganda offen­sive against cul­tural fig­ures crit­i­cal of the Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment; pro­pos­als for a neo-McCarthyism directed against crit­ics of U.S. pol­icy toward Ukraine, the grant­ing of [Ukrain­ian] gov­ern­ment pen­sions to sur­viv­ing mem­bers of the UPA.


FTR #848 Walkin’ the Snake in the Baltic States

In the Nazi tract “Serpent’s Walk,” the SS goes under­ground, build up their eco­nomic mus­cle, gain con­trol of the opinion-forming media and, ulti­mately, take over the United States and the world, revers­ing polit­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal real­ity. In the Baltic states (as in Ukraine), we are see­ing just such a per­ver­sion of the polit­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal record. In Latvia, Lithua­nia and Esto­nia, vet­er­ans of the Waf­fen SS are suc­ceed­ing in por­tray­ing them­selves as “free­dom fight­ers,” as well as cast­ing the his­tory of World War II in a Nazi ide­o­log­i­cal frame­work. Fur­ther­more, they are impart­ing their ide­o­log­i­cal and oper­a­tional wis­dom to a younger gen­er­a­tion of Nazis. All of this is occur­ring with the acqui­es­cence of the EU, despite the fact that such activ­i­ties are against that body’s laws. The pro­gram con­cludes with a look at the pro­jec­tion of World War Ii fas­cists into Lithua­nia by ele­ments of U.S. intel­li­gence dur­ing the con­clu­sion of the Cold War, set­ting the stage for what is tak­ing place now.


FTR #847 Interview (#10) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

In this broad­cast, we con­tinue to “Fol­low the Money” and ana­lyze its pri­mary role in the per­pet­u­a­tion of Nazism and its atten­dant method­olo­gies and resul­tant ills. Peter notes that the post­war Nazi Under­ground con­sti­tuted a “government-in-exile” and “an army in exile.” “Fol­low­ing the money” moved by what Mr. Emory calls The Under­ground Reich inevitably leads to Fran­cois Genoud, Hjal­mar Schacht and the exten­sive post­war Nazi con­nec­tions to Mid­dle East­ern anti-colonial, anti-Israel and ter­ror­ist milieux. The Third Reich and its post­war under­ground man­i­fes­ta­tion directly impacted, inter­sected with, and formed the oper­a­tional tem­plate for, many of the world’s ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions. Recap­ping pre­vi­ous dis­cus­sion of the Third Reich as a “cult” or spir­i­tual move­ment, Peter notes that this “Under­ground Reich” not only is a par­al­lel entity to con­tem­po­rary Islamist ter­ror groups, but has actively dove­tailed with them. Pro­gram high­lights include: ter­ror­ists’ abuse of the ancient hawala sys­tem of money trans­fer; dis­cus­sion of the Bank Al-Taqwa; the use of Islamists against China; analy­sis of the “Tri-Border” area in Latin Amer­ica; Germany’s return to power in Europe.


FTR #846 Interview (#9) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

This ninth inter­view fills in the details con­cern­ing a mys­te­ri­ous cast of char­ac­ters in Indone­sia who were inves­ti­gat­ing the late pres­i­dent Sukarno’s Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Fund. That fund appears to have derived from large amounts of World War II wealth stolen by Japan and Ger­many. Dr. Sosro Husodo alleged in a book that a mys­te­ri­ous Nazi named Dr. Anton Poch was actu­ally Hitler. That alle­ga­tion has never been proved, how­ever the sto­ries of Poch, Husodo, Dr. Edi­son Damanik and an Indone­sian arms dealer named Soeryo Goer­itno are indica­tive of a mas­sive, ongo­ing cover-up of the polit­i­cal and eco­nomic dynam­ics under­ly­ing their sit­u­a­tions. Expand­ing the scope of the inquiry to the cap­i­tal flows ass­so­ci­ated with the Third Reich, its post­war under­ground phase and insti­tu­tions asso­ci­ated with and/or evolv­ing from Nazism, the pro­grams sets forth a num­ber of con­sid­er­a­tions: the financ­ing of the post­war Ger­man eco­nomic mir­a­cle by Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions; the frus­tra­tion of the de-Nazification of cor­po­rate Ger­many by the Third Reich’s promi­nent Amer­i­can eco­nomic back­ers; the enor­mous scale of the Nazi eco­nomic dias­pora; the role of Klaus Bar­bie and his “Fiancees of Death” in ODESSA-related oper­a­tions; Colo­nia Dig­nidad and its role in laun­der­ing ODESSA money.


FTR #845 Interview (#8) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

Pick­ing up where FTR #844 left off, this pro­gram exam­ines devel­op­ments in Indone­sia after the 1965 CIA coup that deposed Sukarno. An appar­ent par­tic­i­pant in an unsuc­cess­ful 1958 attempt against Sukarno was Lee Har­vey Oswald. Before tack­ling the bulk of the Indone­sia mate­r­ial, Peter notes that the sup­posed “Com­mu­nist” Oswald actu­ally had con­nec­tions to Nazi ele­ments. After an encap­su­la­tion of the Japan­ese Golden Lily pro­gram that looted much of Asia, the pro­gram sets forth some of the mys­ter­ies that unfold in con­nec­tion with the dis­po­si­tion of Sukarno’s “Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Fund.” Appar­ently com­prised of both Golden Lily trea­sure and war loot trans­ported to the Asia by the Third Reich, the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Fund has defied efforts by Sukarno fam­ily mem­bers and asso­ciates to obtain some of the wealth. Among the cast of char­ac­ters wind­ing through the mys­te­ri­ous cor­ri­dors of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Fund inves­tiga­tive maze are: a mys­te­ri­ous Dr. Poch, alleged in an Indone­sian best seller by Dr. Susro Husodo to have been Adolf Hitler; the pro­fes­sional frus­tra­tion and mys­te­ri­ous demise of Dr. Edi­son Damanik, who attempted to obtain some of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Fund loot; arms dealer Soeryo Goer­itno, who suf­fered a dis­abling stroke or seizure when he attempted to nav­i­gate the per­ilous waters of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Fund and its tributaries.


FTR #844 Interview (#7) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

Peter Levenda’s “The Hitler Legacy” is, in Mr. Emory’s opin­ion, one of the most impor­tant polit­i­cal books ever writ­ten. This sev­enth inter­view with Peter about the book sets forth the pow­er­ful Nazi pres­ence in Indone­sia prior to, dur­ing, and after World War II. In addi­tion to the sig­nif­i­cant pres­ence of the Dutch Nazi party in Indone­sia, the NSDAP also had a sig­nif­i­cant pres­ence in this for­mer colony of the Nether­lands. The most pop­u­lous Mus­lim coun­try in the world, Indone­sia was seen as the key ele­ment in an Islamist bul­wark against Com­mu­nist China. This strat­a­gem was envi­sioned by Charles Willoughby, Gen­eral Dou­glas MacArthur’s intel­li­gence chief and a doc­tri­naire fas­cist. Although sup­port­ive of Axis con­quest of the Nether­lands and Indone­sia, which he saw as free­ing the arch­i­pel­ago from colo­nial dom­i­na­tion, Sukarno espoused a “Third Way” at the con­fer­ence of Non-Aligned nations in Ban­dung in 1955. This led the US to see him as a Com­mu­nist and begin attempts to depose him. In order to pro­vide financ­ing for Indone­sia and other Third World coun­tries, Sukarno appears to have turned to Hjal­mar Schacht, Hitler’s finance min­is­ter, who uti­lized Nazi gold ship­ments to Asia to “prime the eco­nomic pump” for this abortive project.