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FTR #832 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 5: “We All Remember Well the Soviet Invasion of Ukraine and Germany”

For­mer Ukrain­ian Prime Min­is­ter Arseniy Yatsenyuk–one of that country’s key polit­i­cal figures–said on Ger­man tele­vi­sion “We all remem­ber well the Soviet inva­sion of Ukraine.” This unchal­lenged state­ment referred to the Sec­ond World War! This fun­da­men­tal per­ver­sion of his­tory is in keep­ing with the sce­nario advanced in the Nazi tract “Serpent’s Walk,” in which a Third Reich gone under­ground takes over the United States and uses its con­trol of the opinion-forming media to por­tray Hitler and his min­ions as heroes and their ene­mies as vil­lains. In Ukraine, we are see­ing just that. The cur­rent gov­ern­ment of Ukraine is an annex of the Third Reich, with the OUN/B heirs in power exe­cut­ing a polit­i­cal agenda dic­tated by Hitler allies Stephan Ban­dera and Yaroslav Stet­sko. Pro­gram high­lights include: Russ­ian pres­i­dent Putin’s exclu­sion from the cer­e­monies cel­e­brat­ing the lib­er­a­tion of Auschwitz by Soviet troops; the media’s use of rel­a­tivis­tic lan­guage couch­ing the his­tor­i­cal real­ity of OUN/B’s alliance with Hitler as “Russ­ian” pro­pa­ganda; FOIA doc­u­ments ver­i­fy­ing OUN’s effec­tive main­te­nance of a National Social­ist gov­ern­ment in exile; the prob­a­bil­ity that Ukraine’s “anti-corruption” bureau will be headed by a for­eign national; Ukraine’s denial of enti­tle­ments to elderly and dis­abled res­i­dents of East­ern Ukraine–a war crime; NATO’s for­ma­tion of a media pha­lanx to counter what they term “Krem­lin pro­pa­ganda” and what is ver­i­fi­able polti­cal and his­tor­i­cal reality!


FTR #831 The Elderly “Wouldn’t Be Fucking Help­less if You Weren’t Send­ing them Fucking Checks to Sit on their Ass and Lay in Hos­pi­tals all Day”: The GOP’s Assault on Social Security

The title of the pro­gram is a ver­ba­tim quote from Edward Snowden–the Peach Fuzz Fascist–in 2009. The GOP-controlled 114th Con­gress is attempt­ing to imple­ment Snowden’s views. In addi­tion to high­light­ing Snowden’s ultra-reactionary views about abol­ish­ing Social Secu­rity and restor­ing the gold stan­dard, the broad­cast sets forth the GOP’s disin­gen­u­ous state­ments about the Social Secu­rity dis­abil­ity pro­gram, exem­pli­fied by Rand Paul’s bald-faced lies about the nature of the pro­gram. After chron­i­cling the GOP’s 80-year war on Social Secu­rity, going back to the early days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first term, the broad­cast reviews the 1934 coup attempt by pow­er­ful, fas­cist indus­trial and finan­cial inter­ests. Those same plot­ters sup­ported Mussolini’s “cor­po­rate state” and Hitler’s eugen­ics pro­gram, aimed at elim­i­nat­ing “use­less bread gob­blers.” Like Snow­den, the 1934 coup plot­ters wanted to elim­i­nate Social Secu­rity and restore the gold standard.


FTR #830 Machiavelli 2.0: The Paris Attacks and the Muslim Brotherhood

In the wake of the ter­ror­ist inci­dents in Paris, dis­cus­sion has point­edly omit­ted the per­pe­tra­tors’ links to the Mus­lim Brotherhood–the Islamic fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion that spawned groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS. Por­trayed in the West as a “mod­er­ate’ orga­ni­za­tion, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood was allied with the Axis in World War II and nur­tured as anti-communist cadre by West­ern Intel­li­gence (CIA in par­tic­u­lar) dur­ing the Cold War. Suc­cess­fully scape­goated by Euro­pean fas­cist groups like the National Front, ele­ments of the Broth­er­hood net­work with those same fas­cists, mutu­ally ben­e­fit­ting from cul­tural and polit­i­cal alien­ation gen­er­ated among their respec­tive sup­port­ers. Much of the pro­gram reviews and details the cor­po­ratist and free mar­ket eco­nomic phi­los­o­phy of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, an ide­ol­ogy that endears the Ikhwan to pow­er­ful polit­i­cal and eco­nomic inter­ests in the U.S. and else­where in the West. Broth­er­hood ele­ments con­tinue to be used as proxy war­riors by ele­ments of West­ern and Saudi intel­li­gence in places like the Cau­ca­sus and China’s Xin­jiang Province.


FTR #829 Fireside Chat about Eddie the Friendly Spook and the Ukraine Crisis

A con­tro­versy ensued when it emerged that House major­ity whip Steve Scalise had attended a meet­ing of David Duke’s European-American Unity Orga­ni­za­tion. The newly-seated GOP-dominated con­gress which Scalise will help to guide began attack­ing Social Secu­rity on its very first day. Specif­i­cally, the GOP began attack­ing the Social Secu­rity dis­abil­ity pro­gram. These devel­op­ments serve as a point of entry into our dis­cus­sion. Snow­den is an advo­cate of elim­i­nat­ing Social Secu­rity and the OUN/B fas­cists run­ning Ukraine are engag­ing in a sim­i­lar pro­gram to force those in East­ern Ukraine to stop their attempts at seces­sion. The ele­ments of the Snowden/WikiLeaks “op” are net­worked with Duke, as well. Snowden’s leak­ing jour­nal­ist of choice, Nazi fellow-traveler Glenn Green­wald, has been financed by Pierre Omid­yar of Ebay, who has also financed the Ukraine coup. The pro­gram notes many other ele­ments of con­flu­ence between the Snowden/WikiLeaks “op” and the Ukrain­ian coup. The Snowden/WikiLeaks helped to deep-six Obama’s “reboot with Rus­sia” and also alien­ate many of the young, ide­al­is­tic vot­ers who had sup­ported him in 2008, thereby help­ing to elect the 114th Congress.


FTR #828 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

As the title indi­cates this pro­gram brings up to date a num­ber of sto­ries cov­ered in the past and intro­duces some new top­ics of dis­cus­sion. The top­ics cov­ered include: JFK’s 1963 attempts at nor­mal­iz­ing rela­tions with Cuba; new infor­ma­tion cast­ing doubt on the “lone nut” the­ory of the 2001 anthrax attacks (which fin­gered Bruce Ivins as a “lone nut” per­pe­tra­tor); Span­ish Prime Min­is­ter Mar­i­ano Rajoy’s sup­pres­sion of polit­i­cal dis­sent, echo­ing the poli­cies of Fran­cisco Franco; a Catholic mass held to honor the mem­ory of the mur­der­ous World War II Ustachi leader Ante Pavelic; the global eco­nomic elites’ pur­suit of the same eco­nomic poli­cies that drove peo­ple into the arms of fas­cism in the 1930’s; Ayn Rand’s role in inves­ti­gat­ing the 1940’s movie “It’s a Won­der­ful Life” as pos­si­ble crypto-Communist pro­pa­ganda; the GOP’s imple­men­ta­tion of fraud­u­lent “dynamic scor­ing” eco­nomic eval­u­a­tion; the­o­ret­i­cal physi­cist Stephen Hawking’s warn­ing that the devel­op­ment of Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence could threaten the exis­tence of human­ity; Mr. Emory’s 1995 warn­ing that the devel­op­ment of Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence could threaten the exis­tence of humanity.


FTR #827 Brave New World: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Bring­ing up to date our ongo­ing inquiry into “L’Affaire Snow­den,” we note a num­ber of impor­tant devel­op­ments, par­tic­u­larly with regard to Ger­many. After the inter­na­tional hue-and-cry about NSA mon­i­tor­ing Angela Merkel’s mobile phone, the Ger­man probe into the alleged event has been dropped for lack of evi­dence! After review­ing the BND’s mon­i­tor­ing of mobile phone calls by U.S. Sec­re­taries of State Hillary Clin­ton and John Kerry, the pro­gram notes the rhetor­i­cal and legal strat­a­gems used by Ger­man intel­li­gence to con­duct pre­cisely the same type of elec­tronic espi­onage that NSA per­forms. In addi­tion to its [appar­ently failed] attempt to gain entrance to the “Five Eyes” spy­ing con­sor­tium, Ger­many has acquired BlackBerry’s source code, this in exchange for allow­ing the Cana­dian firm to acquire a Dusseldorf-based com­pany that han­dles secu­rity for mobile phones. Ger­many also seeks access to Google’s search engine algo­rithm. Both the Google algo­rithm and the Black­Berry source code will give Ger­man intel­li­gence impor­tant tools to con­duct pre­cisely the type of snoop­ing con­demned by Merkel et al. Much of the lat­ter part of the pro­gram high­lights tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ments that are herald­ing a new phase of civ­i­liza­tion. With poten­tially dev­as­tat­ing cyber-terrorism a present real­ity, the devel­op­ment of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and small, inex­pen­sive, privately-owned drones that can mimic cell phone tow­ers are indica­tive of the “Brave New World” we have cre­ated. Much of the uproar over Snowden’s dis­clo­sures stems from future shock–the pub­lic has not adjusted to an entirely dif­fer­ent tech­no­log­i­cal land­scape, in which (as Albert Ein­stein said with regard to the devel­op­ment of the atomic bomb) “Every­thing has changed but our way of thinking.”


FTR #826 Bringinging It All Back Home, Ukrainian Style, Part 2

In FTR #824, we noted the deci­sive role played by the Ukrain­ian dias­pora in the events unfold­ing in East­ern Europe. Petro Poroshenko is imple­ment­ing a legal gam­bit to per­mit for­eign nation­als to assume cab­i­net posi­tions in his new gov­ern­ment. In par­tic­u­lar, Poroshenko expressed the desire to incor­po­rate cit­i­zens of the U.S., Geor­gia and Lithua­nia in Ukraine’s gov­ern­ment. In short order, Ukrainian/American State Depart­ment Offi­cer Natalie Jaresko, Lithuanian-born U.S. cit­i­zen Air­vas Abramovi­cius and Geor­gian Alek­san­dre Kvi­tashvili assumed the posts of finance min­is­ter, eco­nomic and devel­op­ment and trade min­is­ter and health min­is­ter respec­tively. All three were edu­cated in the United States. Jaresko is a for­mer State Depart­ment offi­cer with close links to the US Agency for Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment. The appoint­ments come as Ukraine is close to default­ing on a $17bn IMF loan and mem­bers of Ukraine’s fas­cist vol­un­teer bat­tal­ions are lob­by­ing Con­gress for mil­i­tary aid. Poroshenko is also grant­ing cit­i­zen­ship to foreign-born neo-Nazis, as well as insti­tut­ing an infor­ma­tion min­istry that crit­ics have com­pared to The Min­istry of Truth from George Orwell’s 1984.


FTR #825 Generalissimo Francisco Franco May NOT Be So Dead, After All

Fas­cist dic­ta­tor Fran­cisco Franco passed away decades ago, yet his polit­i­cal legacy lives on. Through­out Spain, memo­ri­al­iza­tion of Franco and his sol­diers con­tin­ues. The per­pet­u­a­tion of that legacy is evi­dent in the polit­i­cal resume of Mar­i­ano Rajoy, the son of a Franco judge. Rajoy’s Pop­u­lar Party is a “kindler, gen­tler” edi­tion of Franco’s Falange. In addi­tion to jin­go­is­tic saber rat­tling at the British ter­ri­tory of Gibral­tar, Rajoy is join­ing with Argentina to pres­sure the UK over the Fal­ka­lnd Islands. By danc­ing in tan­dem with Argentina, Rajoy is embrac­ing the geo-political legacy of Hitler, who selected Spain as his first tar­get for con­trol because of its influ­ence in Latin America–Argentina in particular.


FTR #824 Bringing It All Back Home, Ukrainian-Style:The Evolution and Triumph of Ukrainian Fascism

Sup­ple­ment­ing pre­vi­ous work about the Ukrain­ian crisis–one which might spark a nuclear war–we note the deci­sive role of the OUN/B dias­pora in the coa­les­cence of fas­cism in that trou­bled nation. The U.S., Canada joined Ukraine as the only nations to vote against a U.N. Gen­eral Assem­bly res­o­lu­tion con­demn­ing the glo­ri­fi­ca­tion of Nazi col­lab­o­ra­tors as “free­dom fight­ers,” prob­a­bly because of the large OUN/B con­tin­gents present in those coun­tries. (Ger­many and the other EU nations abstained.) Most of the broad­cast accesses a very impor­tant arti­cle by George Elia­son detail­ing the his­tor­i­cal back­ground of the Ukrain­ian dias­pora, trac­ing the roots of Ukrain­ian, cen­tral and East­ern Euro­pean fas­cism to the 19th cen­tury ultra-nationalist excep­tion­al­ism fos­tered by the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Nur­tured by the Promethean League between the World Wars, Nazi Ger­many dur­ing the Sec­ond World War and the West­ern democ­ra­cies dur­ing the Cold War, that vir­u­lent, bloody ide­ol­ogy tri­umphed after the breakup of the U.S.S.R. The pro­gram con­cludes by not­ing that Poroshenko has pro­posed bring­ing in import­ing cit­i­zens of the U.S., Lithua­nia and Geor­gia to staff the Ukrain­ian fed­eral police.


FTR #823 Caution, Banksters at Work, Part 2 (Still More Collateralized “Death” Obligations)

Updat­ing FTR #‘s 772 and 792, the broad­cast high­lights a recent social psy­chol­ogy exper­i­ment that indi­cated a strong incli­na­tion toward dis­hon­est, crim­i­nal behav­ior on the part of bank­ing pro­fes­sion­als. After not­ing Deutsche Bank’s pre­car­i­ous posi­tion, the pro­gram notes two other sus­pi­cious deaths. Deutsche Bank’s Calogero Gam­bino allegedly took his own life, fol­low­ing the alleged sui­cide of another Deutsche banker–William Broeksmit. Citigroup’s Shawn Miller sup­pos­edly slit his own throat, this after plac­ing some 911 calls com­plain­ing about being fol­lowed. The Sen­ate bank­ing com­mit­tee recently con­cluded an inves­ti­ga­tion of the bank­ing industry’s involve­ment in the com­modi­ties’ mar­kets, some­thing that offers tremen­dous oppor­tu­nity for ille­gal spec­u­la­tion, as well as leav­ing banks with poten­tially cat­a­strophic expo­sure to fluc­tu­a­tion in those mar­kets. In Octo­ber, a dra­matic fluc­tu­a­tion in the mar­ket for U.S. Trea­sury bills has raised omi­nous ques­tions con­cern­ing the sta­bil­ity of this global finan­cial safe haven. The prob­a­bil­ity of such an event hap­pen­ing was once every 1.6 bil­lion years!