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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!


FTR #822 The Snowdenistas, the GOP and Violent Secession

This pro­gram begins by revis­it­ing “The Adven­tures of Eddie the Friendly Spook” Snow­den. The “Snow­denistas,” the GOP and the vio­lent, para­mil­i­tary, seces­sion­ist right con­sti­tute a polit­i­cal con­tin­uum, the lib­eral views of most of Snowden’s sup­port­ers, notwith­stand­ing. Snowden’s leak­ing jour­nal­ist of choice–Citizen Greenwald–continues his pat­tern of frat­er­niz­ing and pro­fes­sion­ally defend­ing Nazis and White Suprema­cists. Ebay, owned by Snowden’s finan­cial angel–Pierre Omidyar–is a sup­porter of ALEC, one of the most impor­tant of the far-right polit­i­cal engines. Under­scor­ing the extrem­ist nature of the con­tem­po­rary Repub­li­can Party, we note that Texas politi­cians, includ­ing Governor-elect Greg Abbott have been explic­itly sup­port­ive of para­mil­i­tary vig­i­lantes oper­at­ing along the Mex­i­can bor­der, some of which were stock­pil­ing ammo­nium nitrate. Dou­glas MacK­in­non (a for­mer Rea­gan and George H.W. Bush speech­writer) is advo­cat­ing the seces­sion of a num­ber of states to form a new coun­try called “Rea­gan.” Hav­ing grand­standed as an “anti-terror” bul­wark, for­mer Bush (II) Attor­ney Gen­eral John Ashcroft is prac­tic­ing law. One of his clients is weapons dealer Vik­tor Bout, who sup­plied weapons to Al Qaeda.


FTR #821 Continuity of Government, the JFK Assassination and Covert Operations

Ana­lyz­ing the role of net­works orig­i­nally set up to per­pet­u­ate and sus­tain gov­ern­ment in the event of nuclear war, this pro­gram high­lights the role of Con­ti­nu­ity of Gov­ern­ment (COG) ele­ments in a num­ber of domes­tic and/or ille­gal covert oper­a­tions. With its own com­mu­ni­ca­tions net­work, the COG has proved an effec­tive vehi­cle for side­step­ping nor­mal oper­a­tional chan­nels in order to real­ize nefar­i­ous aims. The COG-related net­works and indi­vid­u­als have fig­ured promi­nently in aspects of the JFK assas­si­na­tion, Water­gate, the Octo­ber Sur­prise, the Iran-Contra scan­dal and events pur­suant to the 9/11 attacks. Dick Cheney and Don­ald Rums­feld are two of the promi­nent fig­ures in the COG net­works and have been present in the Nixon/Ford, Reagan/Bush, Clin­ton and George W. Bush administrations.


FTR #820 Interview with Ed Haslam about Ebola and the New Edition of “Dr. Mary’s Monkey”

Revis­it­ing the heroic Ed Haslam, we high­light new points of infor­ma­tion from his book “Dr. Mary’s Mon­key,” as well as set­ting forth infor­ma­tion about Ebola, indi­cat­ing that the offi­cial ver­sion of the evo­lu­tion of that deadly dis­ease is badly skewed. Key points of infor­ma­tion in Ed’s new edi­tion include the J. Edgar Hoover’s order to pre­clude FBI involve­ment in the inves­ti­ga­tion of Dr. Mary Sherman’s mur­der; Meyer Lan­sky aide Chauncey Holt’s links to Lee Har­vey Oswald, the CIA and Oper­a­tion Mon­goose (the Agency’s anti-Castro effort); Stan­ley Stumpf’s pos­si­ble role in mov­ing Dr. Mary Sherman’s body; the War­ren Commission’s omis­sion of Oswald’s signed time cards from the Reilly Cof­fee Com­pany; Vic­to­ria and Owen Hawes’ account of Oswald’s vis­its to a neigh­bor of Dr. Mary Sher­man and the pos­si­ble dis­posal of bio-waste in the neighbor’s toi­let; crime scene pho­tos of Dr. Mary Sherman’d corpse that dis­prove the offi­cial ver­sion of her killing; the CIA’s com­plete redac­tion of “Crown Jewel #1″–the Agency’s activ­i­ties between the late 1950’s and 1964.


FTR #819 Proxy War and the Earth Island Boogie (What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “Underground Reich?,” Part 3)

Author Peter Lev­enda has posted an arti­cle (excerpted from his recent book) that encap­su­lates sig­nif­i­cant ele­ments of dis­cus­sion pre­sented by Mr. Emory and fea­tured on this web­site. Not­ing Impe­r­ial Germany’s use of Islamic proxy war­riors dur­ing the First World War and Nazi Germany’s incor­po­ra­tion of the same strat­a­gem, Lev­enda notes that Nazi ele­ments have con­tin­ued to use Mus­lim proxy war­fare to advance the goals of what Mr. Emory calls the Under­ground Reich. Hav­ing incor­po­rated many impor­tant ele­ments of Nazi Germany’s national secu­rity estab­lish­ment into its own after World War II, the United States has co-opted the tac­tic of proxy war. To its detri­ment, the U.S. has failed to grasp that the Under­ground Reich and its Islamist prox­ies have their own agen­das. Those agen­das fea­ture the defeat of the United States as a cen­ter­piece of long-term strat­egy. Con­clud­ing with an exam­i­na­tion of recent Amer­i­can mil­i­tary involve­ment, the pro­gram notes that much of what we are doing actu­ally ben­fits Ger­many and occurs in areas for­merly belong­ing to the Ottoman Empire.


FTR #818 Can You Put Lipstick on a Nazi? (Part 3): Update on Ukraine and Timeline of Ukrainian Fascism

Fur­ther ana­lyz­ing the recent Ukrain­ian elec­tions, the broad­cast high­lights the incor­po­ra­tion of fas­cist and Nazi per­son­nel into the so-called “mod­er­ate” forces in that unfor­tu­nate coun­try. In turn, the “mod­er­ates” have imple­mented polit­i­cal steps advo­cated by the fas­cists. Exem­plary of this dynamic is Petro Poroshenko’s sup­port for “lus­tra­tion laws.” Osten­si­bly designed to root out the marrow-deep cor­rup­tion that has plagued Ukraine and spurred social unrest, the laws are a vio­la­tion of inter­na­tional prin­ci­ple and appear to be aimed at fur­ther purg­ing Russ­ian influ­ence in that coun­try. Poroshenko’s “point per­son” push­ing sup­port of the lus­tra­tion laws is Svit­lana Zalis­chuk, who received finan­cial sup­port from Pierre Omid­yar, Glenn Greenwald’s finan­cial angel. Sev­eral mem­bers of the neo-Nazi Azov Bat­tal­ion, includ­ing its com­man­der Andriy Bilet­sky, have been elected to Par­lia­ment. The deputy com­man­der of the Azov Bat­tal­ion is the new chief of police in Kiev.


FTR #817 Can You Put Lipstick on a Nazi? (Part 2): Update on Ukraine

The Ukrain­ian elec­tion results have pro­duced hosan­nas in the West about the far-right par­ties hav­ing been mar­gin­al­ized in the vote. Noth­ing could be far­ther from the truth. Svoboda–one of the OUN/B heirs on the Ukrain­ian polit­i­cal landscape–has rep­re­sen­ta­tion in par­lia­ment, as does the Rad­i­cal Party of Oleg Lyashkov, who helped form many of the fas­cist mili­tias active in the civil war in the nation’s East­ern sec­tion. Dimytro Yarosh, hed of Pravy Sek­tor also won a seat in par­lia­ment, though Pravy Sek­tor fared poorly at the polls. What has received lit­tle cov­er­age is the fact that the so-called “mod­er­ate,” “pro-EU” par­ties such as Poroshenko’s party and Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front have incor­po­rated some of the worst of the Ukrain­ian fas­cists. Poroshenko has OUN/B wartime pres­i­dent Jaroslav Stetsko’s per­sonal sec­re­tary (Roman Svarych) as an adviser, along with Oleh Makhnit­sky, the for­mer jus­tice min­is­ter from Svo­boda. Yat­senyuk has peo­ple from the fas­cist Azov Bat­tal­ion in the ranks of his orga­ni­za­tion. The effects of hav­ing peo­ple from Svo­boda in charge of the judi­cial process can be sam­pled from the attempt to pin the sniper killings in the Maidan demon­stra­tions on a leader of Yanukovich’s secu­rity forces. “Pho­tographed” hold­ing a sniper rifle with two hands–supposedly the “proof”–Dmytro Sadovnyk only has ONE hand, hav­ing lost the other to a grenade in a train­ing acci­dent years ago. The Poroshenko gov­ern­ment has been using clus­ter muni­tions against its own citizens.