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FTR #860 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 7 (All’s Well That’s Orwell, Part 3)

In a recent appear­ance before a Jew­ish audi­ence (while drum­ming up sup­port for the Iran nuclear deal) Pres­i­dent Obama noted that Iran was a coun­try that denied the Holo­caust. Obama’s remarks were deeply ironic in light of the fact that the OUN/B redux gov­ern­ment in power in Ukraine (with Amer­i­can mil­i­tary, polit­i­cal and eco­nomic sup­port) con­tin­ues to man­i­fest a pro­found Holo­caust revi­sion­ism. Polit­i­cal and mil­i­tary allies of the Third Reich, the OUN/B under Stephan Ban­dera and Jaroslav Stet­sko imple­mented eth­nic cleans­ing mas­sacres against Jews, Poles, Rus­sians Roma and other “polit­i­cal unde­sir­ables” dur­ing the Sec­ond World War. Nur­tured within ele­ments of West­ern intel­li­gence and incor­po­rated into the Repub­li­can Party after World War II, the OUN/B were pro­jected back into Ukraine fol­low­ing the breakup of the U.S.S.R. Imple­ment­ing a law crim­i­nal­iz­ing crit­i­cism of the OUN/B and its mil­i­tary wing the UPA, the Ukrain­ian regime is insti­tu­tion­al­iz­ing a fun­da­men­tal per­ver­sion of that region’s his­tory dur­ing World War II. The Ukrain­ian per­spec­tive is being echoed in West­ern media and polit­i­cal pro­nounce­ments. Pro­gram High­lights Include: the Nazi Azov Battalion’s devel­op­ment of a youth wing; the white­wash­ing of the mur­der­ous career of Symon Petliura, a Ukrain­ian pogromist and antecedent of the OUN/B; the role of OUN/B oper­a­tive Volodomyr Via­tro­vych in imple­ment­ing Ukraine’s his­tor­i­cal revi­sion­ism; con­tin­ued cover-up of the facts con­cern­ing the shoot­down of Malaysian Air­lines flight MH-17; review of “Yuschenkoism”–Viktor Yuschenko’s revi­sion­ist poli­cies that set the stage for Poroshenko’s per­pet­u­a­tion of those poli­cies; review of Ukrain­ian pres­i­dents Yuschenko and Poroshenko hon­or­ing the OUN/B exe­cu­tion­ers at Babi Yar; Symon Petlyura’s abortive alliance with Vladimir Jabotin­sky, which has been used to deny Petlyura’s anti-Semitism..


FTR #859 Because They Can: Update on Technocratic Fascism

Albert Ein­stein said of the inven­tion of the atomic bomb: “Every­thing has changed but our way of think­ing.” We feel that other, more recent devel­op­ments in the world of Big Tech war­rant the same type of warn­ing. Remark­able devel­op­ments in the world of Big Tech and Big Data are empow­er­ing human beings in ways that were incon­ceiv­able even a short time ago. There has been an expo­nen­tial increase in the poten­tial for tech­nocrats to con­trol (or destroy) the lives of mil­lions of peo­ple. At root, how­ever, the human race remains the same bunch of femur-cracking, marrow-sucking nean­derthals we have always been. Tech-savvy ana­lysts can iden­tify anony­mous credit users and pre­dict their behav­ior with just a small amount of data. At the same time, Face­book has devel­oped an app that will per­mit banks to iden­tify the credit-worthiness of someone’s friends, poten­tially deny­ing the user a loan because of their friends! A new tech wrin­kle will facil­i­tate the use of Bit­coin to assas­si­nate pub­lic fig­ures and oth­ers, at the same time as mak­ing the jobs of attor­neys and oth­ers obso­lete, to an extent. The “inter­net of things” threat­ens to open up entirely new vis­tas for “Tech abuse.” Pro­gram High­lights Include: the Sym­phony mes­sag­ing ser­vice, fea­tur­ing end-to-end encryp­tion that may pre­vent reg­u­la­tors from ade­quately over­see­ing the oper­a­tions of finan­cial insti­tu­tions; the use of Bit­coin to per­mit hack­ers to extort users of the Ash­ley Madi­son cheaters web­site; review of the essence of tech­no­cratic fas­cism: ” . . . . Hack­ers (“civic,” “eth­i­cal,” “white” and “black” hat alike), hack­tivists, Wik­iLeaks fans [and Julian Assange et al–D. E.], Anony­mous “mem­bers,” even Edward Snow­den him­self walk hand-in-hand with Face­book and Google in telling us that coders don’t just have good things to con­tribute to the polit­i­cal world, but that the polit­i­cal world is theirs to do with what they want, and the rest of us should stay out of it . . .”


FTR #858 The NED File

Extend­ing exam­i­na­tion of the most inap­pro­pri­ately named National Endow­ment for Democ­racy, the pro­gram high­lights that institution’s role as a direct exten­sion of U.S. intel­li­gence. In addi­tion to hav­ing financed the Maidan coup in Ukraine, the NED has been posi­tion­ing itself to effect “regime change” in Rus­sia. One of the part­ners with NED in financ­ing the Maidan coup is Pierre Omid­yar, Glenn Greenwald’s finan­cial angel and the head of EBay. Omid­yar is now part­ner­ing with NED to cre­ate a “fact-checking ser­vice.” Vladimir Putin has cracked down on NED and other for­eign NGO’s that are polit­i­cally active in Rus­sia, using the prece­dent of an Amer­i­can law that obliges polit­i­cal activists and orga­ni­za­tions financed from abroad to reg­is­ter as agents of for­eign gov­ern­ments. Review­ing infor­ma­tion from FTR #848, the pro­gram high­lights NED’s active pro­jec­tion of World War II-era fas­cists and Nazi col­lab­o­ra­tors into Lithua­nia, where the paved the way for the desta­bi­liza­tion of the U.S.S.R., as well as the polit­i­cal reha­bil­i­ta­tion of Baltic Waf­fen SS units. Pro­gram High­lights Include: the found­ing of the NED in con­junc­tion with William Casey under Ronald Rea­gan; Omidyar’s spon­sor­ship of Svit­lana Zalis­chuk, a Ukrain­ian MP who is coor­di­nat­ing the inte­gra­tion of Ukraine into NATO; the Wash­ing­ton Post’s ide­o­log­i­cal swing to the far right.


FTR #857 Update on Ukraine, the Earth Island Boogie and “Team Snowden”

Plac­ing the Ukraine cri­sis in a larger frame­work, this pro­gram ana­lyzes the event in the con­text of both the “Earth Island” (or “World Island” as it is some­times called) and the psy-op fronted for by Edward Snow­den. Stretch­ing from the Straits of Gibral­tar, all across Europe, most of the Mid­dle East, Eura­sia, Rus­sia, China and India, that stretch of land: com­prises most of the world’s land mass; con­tains most of the world’s pop­u­la­tion and most of the world’s nat­ural resources (includ­ing oil and nat­ural gas.) Geopoliti­cians have long seen con­trol­ling that land mass as the key to world dom­i­na­tion. The pop­u­la­tion that occu­pies the mid­dle of that stretch of geog­ra­phy is largely Mus­lim. Uti­liz­ing that Mus­lim pop­u­la­tion to con­trol the resources of the Earth Island is a strat­a­gem that has been in effect in the West for a cen­tury. That strat­a­gem is appar­ently behind the inclu­sion of Mus­lim Chechen fight­ers asso­ci­ated with the Islamic State in the Ukraine war, fight­ing under the admin­is­tra­tive com­mand of the Nazi Pravy Sek­tor group. After review­ing Zbig­niew Brzezinski’s use of Mus­lim proxy war­riors to draw the Sovi­ets into the first Afghan war and his view of Ukraine as essen­tial to bottling-up Rus­sia, the pro­gram notes that the U.S. is con­tin­u­ing to train Nazi com­bat­ants in Ukraine despite a pro­hi­bi­tion against doing so, because the Ukraine Min­istry of Inte­rior is vet­ting the trainees–THAT is the min­istry that formed and admin­is­ters the Nazi for­ma­tions. Much of the pro­gram notes the con­ti­nu­ity between Euro-fascists such as the Carl Lundstrom-financed Swe­den Democ­rats and the WikiLeaks/Snowden “op.” (Lund­strom also bankrolled the Pirate Bay web­site that hosted Wik­iLeaks.) Pro­gram High­lights Include: state­ments by Ukrain­ian “vol­un­teer” bat­tal­ions that they want to attack Rus­sia; Glenn Green­wald finan­cial angel Pierre Omidyar’s new part­ner­ship with the National Endow­ment for Democ­racy (a U.S. intel­li­gence proxy ele­ment); the push by the pun­isher bat­tal­ions for Poroshenko to declare war (some­thing he can’t do if the coun­try is to receive badly-needed aid from the IMF); the links between Julian Assange assis­tant Joran Jer­mas (aka “Israel Shamir”) and the Nazi-inspired anti-Semitic MAUP group in Ukraine (at which David Duke teaches); the arrest of a mem­ber of par­lia­ment from the Swe­den Democ­rats for appar­ent involve­ment in a bomb plot; review of the Swe­den Democ­rats’ financ­ing by Carl Lundstrom.


FTR #856 Libertarianism, White Supremacy and Leaderless Resistance

This pro­gram revis­its infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing the rela­tion­ship between out­right fas­cists and racists grouped under the lib­er­tar­ian polit­i­cal ban­ner and the “lead­er­less resis­tance” strat­egy. This libertarian/fascist nexus embod­ies the polit­i­cal forces with which Edward Snow­den is allied. With Dylann Roof’s appar­ent exe­cu­tion of the Charleston church mas­sacre and other, less-publicized inci­dents, we have expe­ri­enced the rav­ages of killers oper­at­ing as “lone wolves” and, yet, inspired by and act­ing in con­cert with, ide­o­log­i­cal vec­tors dis­sem­i­nated through the inter­net and other media. Snow­den polit­i­cal idol Ron Paul and leak­ing jour­nal­ist of choice Glenn Green­wald are key play­ers in the libertarian/fascist milieu, with Ron Paul and his racist newslet­ters hav­ing cod­i­fied much of the vio­lence we have seen since and which inspired Dylann Roof and oth­ers. Glenn Green­wald ran legal inter­fer­ence for the lead­er­less resis­tance strat­egy, obtain­ing rul­ings that free Nazi and white suprema­cist advo­cates from pos­si­ble civil lia­bil­ity for inspir­ing acts like the Charleston mas­sacre. Among the libertarian/fascist activists on the scene is Jef­frey Tucker, who helped write Ron Paul’s newslet­ters and is listed as a found­ing mem­ber of the League of the South. An appar­ent influ­ence on Dylann Roof was Nazi leader and fic­tion author Harold Cov­ing­ton, who espouses the goal of estab­lish­ing the Pacific Nortrhwest as an “Aryan” home­land for Nazis and white suprema­cists. Covington’s nov­els, like those of Green­wald client the National Alliance, are intended as “instruc­tional” mate­r­ial. Pro­gram High­lights Include: the burn­ing of numer­ous African-American churches in the wake of the Charleston mas­sacre; the dis­missal of any notion that the burn­ings con­sti­tute acts of ter­ror; review of the 16th Bap­tist Church bomb­ing and con­nec­tions between that event and the assas­si­na­tion of Mar­tin Luther King; Nazi and white suprema­cist activ­ity in Ore­gon; a Ger­man indus­tri­al­ist named Folker’s pur­chase of vast amounts of land in the Pacific North­west; Folker’s links to Rick Boehlke, an appar­ent eco­nomic pro­tege; Boehlke’s sig­nif­i­cant oper­a­tional links to Rudi Dekkers and the milieu of Mohammed Atta in Florida; Lafayette (LA) John Houser’s espousal of Nazi and white suprema­cist ideology.


FTR # 855: Greek Tragedy, Part 3

Fol­low­ing Germany’s imple­men­ta­tion of an aus­ter­ity pro­gram on Greece that offi­cially and as a mat­ter of course negates Greek national sov­er­eignty and democ­racy, we exam­ine that agree­ment and the his­tory that led up to it. Even rel­a­tively con­ser­v­a­tive Amer­i­can and Euro­pean observers are label­ing the devel­op­ment a “coup” against Greek democ­racy. We would call it a for­eign occu­pa­tion by Ger­many. The events in Europe can only be under­stood in terms of the exe­cu­tion of a con­sum­mately bril­liant, cyn­i­cal plan to imple­ment Ger­man polit­i­cal and eco­nomic hege­mony through a series of wars and what Von Clause­witz called “Post-wars.” The con­ti­nu­ity of Ger­man polit­i­cal, mil­i­tary and eco­nomic pol­icy through decades and across a chal­leng­ing diver­sity of events is far-sighted and rig­or­ous. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Ger­man Finance Min­is­ter Wolf­gang Schauble’s use of Third Reich cross-border sub­ver­sion spe­cial­ist Theodor Veiter as a key adviser on Euro­pean eco­nomic affairs; the explicit con­trol of Greece’s eco­nomic affairs by “the insti­tu­tions” [of Ger­many and the EU]; Schauble’s appar­ent goal of dri­ving Greece out of the Euro­zone; Germany’s suc­cess­ful eva­sion of its World War II debt; an overview of the evo­lu­tion of Friedrich List’s blue­print for eco­nomic and polit­i­cal con­trol of Europe and the world; review of the troika’s impo­si­tion of a 2011 Greek coali­tion gov­ern­ment that included the fas­cist LAOS party; the fun­da­men­tally dif­fer­ent approach of Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions to car­tel agree­ments from that of their inter­na­tional partners/competitors.


FTR #854 The Underground Reich and the Obverse Oswald: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Return­ing once again to “L’Affaire Snow­den,” we note the reveal­ingly pro­found dis­con­ti­nu­ities in this event and the key char­ac­ters involved. We also revisit some of the key fea­tures of what appears to have been an Under­ground Reich intel­li­gence oper­a­tion. Far from being “shocked, shocked” by the Snow­den mate­r­ial, the Ger­man BND (suc­ces­sor orga­ni­za­tion to the Rein­hard Gehlen spy out­fit) HELPED the NSA spy on for­eign lead­ers. The Snow­den “op” also serves as a ratio­nal­iza­tion for Europe’s assault on Amer­i­can Big Tech and a push for cen­sor­ship of the Inter­net. As the New York Stock Exchange, United Air­lines and the Wall Street Jour­nal simul­ta­ne­ously expe­ri­enced what were described as tech­ni­cal glitches, we note that the “Anony­mous” hacker group (who­ever they are) fore­shad­owed the event. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Elec­tronic Fron­tier Foun­da­tion John Perry Barlow’s work as Dick Cheney’s cam­paign man­ager; the EFF’s links to Snow­den and the hacker encharged with secur­ing Glenn Greenwald’s com­puter; the EFF’s work shilling for Big Tobacco; Glenn Greenwald’s work shilling for Big Tobacco; alle­ga­tions that the Snow­den leak com­pro­mised Amer­i­can and British spies to Russ­ian and Chi­nese intel­li­gence; the fact that one of the peo­ple with “root access” to the OPM data base was in Argentina (an epi­cen­ter of the Under­ground Reich).


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.