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FTR #840 Interview (#3) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

Con­tin­u­ing our dis­cus­sion with Peter Lev­enda about his remark­able book “The Hitler Legacy,” the broad­cast details what the author calls “The exit strat­egy.” Fac­ing mil­i­tary defeat, the Third Reich knew that Nazism would not die with the Allied vic­tory, but could con­tinue the strug­gle from far-flung places. Mov­ing both SS offi­cers and vast amounts of cap­i­tal abroad, the Reich took advan­tage of the ide­o­log­i­cal res­o­nance that existed between the NSDAP and both anti-Communist and anti-Semitic ele­ments abroad, includ­ing and espe­cially, the Nazi under­ground that existed in the United States. Using the Vat­i­can “rat­lines” and their pow­er­ful busi­ness con­nec­tions with West­ern (espe­cially Amer­i­can) cor­po­ra­tions and asso­ci­ated law firms, SS men went over­seas, where the vast amounts of cap­i­tal belong­ing to the Bor­mann flight cap­i­tal net­work sus­tained their activ­i­ties. Pro­gram high­lights include: the role of the Bank for Inter­na­tional Set­tle­ments in the Nazi finan­cial dias­pora; the for­ma­tion and oper­a­tion of the Rein­hard Gehlen spy net­work; analy­sis of “The Red House Doc­u­ment,” includ­ing the pro­vi­sion by Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions to fund the Nazi party under­ground after the war; brief dis­cus­sion of the Grand Mufti and his alliance with the Third Reich.


FTR #839 Interview (#2) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

Resum­ing with, and fur­ther devel­op­ing a key ele­ment of dis­cus­sion high­lighted in our pre­vi­ous inter­view, Peter sets forth “the ori­gins of global jihad.” In the Mid­dle East, the con­cept of global jihad was devel­oped by Ger­man archael­o­gist Max von Oppen­heim dur­ing the First World War. Envi­sion­ing the world’s Mus­lims as proxy war­riors against the Entente Pow­ers of Britain, France and Rus­sia, von Oppen­heim cre­ated the tem­plate for con­tem­po­rary Islamic fas­cism and jihadism. Fol­low­ing the divi­sion of the for­mer Ottoman Empire by Britain and France after World War I, the “Arab Street” began man­i­fest­ing belief in an inter­na­tional global con­spir­acy involv­ing Jews and the Euro­pean colo­nial pow­ers that res­onated with the ide­o­log­i­cal anx­i­eties of Euro­pean and Amer­i­can power elites, Ger­man, in par­tic­u­lar. Von Oppenheim’s strat­egy also employed the con­cept of “total war,” incor­po­rat­ing vio­lence against civil­ians as part of the tem­plate that became a key fea­ture of Islamist ter­ror­ism. The pro­gram also notes that, when the Nazi party came to power in Ger­many, NSDAP ide­o­logues were placed in posi­tions of influ­ence around the world, where they inter­acted with like minded indi­vid­u­als and insti­tu­tions. In the U.S., Ger­man spies worked closely with inter­ests asso­ci­ated with Henry Ford, includ­ing and espe­cially Ukrain­ian fas­cists who worked with the Third Reich. The pro­gram con­cludes with an account of Peter’s har­row­ing visit to the Chilean Nazi out­post Colo­nia Dig­nidad, a tor­ture cen­ter for the Pinochet dic­ta­tor­ship, an epi­cen­ter of Oper­a­tion Con­dor, a recip­i­ent of global Nazi money and the devel­op­ment site for weapons of mass destruction.


FTR #838 Interview (#1) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

The first of sev­eral inter­views with Peter Lev­enda about his impor­tant new book “The Hitler Legacy,” this pro­gram high­lights the evo­lu­tion of ele­ments which fig­ure into the devel­op­ment of the post-war Nazi under­ground. At the end of the First World War, the Bol­she­vik Rev­o­lu­tion in Rus­sia and abortive Marx­ist upris­ings in Ger­many and else­where in Europe infused the power elite in the U.S. with a para­noid ide­o­log­i­cal ter­ror of a global “Jewish-Marxist” con­spir­acy. Com­bined with fear of Catholic and Jew­ish immi­grants and their effect on Amer­i­can soci­ety, this ide­o­log­i­cal para­noia fused with a social Dar­win­ism that found its expres­sion in eugenics–a pseudo-intellectual doc­trine that sought the pro­mo­tion of “desir­able” social and eth­nic types and the sup­pres­sion and/or elim­i­na­tion of “infe­rior” racial types. See­ing Ger­many as the point ele­ment in the strug­gle against world Marx­ism, indi­vid­u­als and polit­i­cal par­ties sought to ally with Ger­man fas­cists to bring fas­cism to the U.S. This fas­cist Fifth Col­umn included polit­i­cal groups rang­ing from the Ku Klux Klan to the Sil­ver Shirts of William Dud­ley Pel­ley, as well as the pro­to­typ­i­cal right-wing talk show host Father Charles Cough­lin, “the Radio Priest.” Coughlin’s efforts were sub­si­dized by Third Reich intel­li­gence. Financed by financiers and indus­tri­al­ists who sup­ported fas­cism, this Fifth Col­umn attempted to kill and/or over­throw FDR on sev­eral occa­sions. In the Mid­dle East, the con­cept of global jihad was devel­oped by Ger­man archael­o­gist Max von Oppen­heim dur­ing the First World War. Envi­sion­ing the world’s Mus­lims as proxy war­riors against the Entente Pow­ers of Britain, France and Rus­sia, von Oppen­heim cre­ated the tem­plate for con­tem­po­rary Islamic fas­cism and jihadism. Fol­low­ing the divi­sion of the for­mer Ottoman Empire by Britain and France after World War I, the “Arab Street” began man­i­fest­ing belief in an inter­na­tional global con­spir­acy involv­ing Jews and the Euro­pean colo­nial pow­ers that res­onated with the Amer­i­can power elite’s ido­l­og­i­cal anxieties.


FTR #837 Cauldron: Update on Ukraine

With the pos­si­bil­ity of nuclear war lurk­ing over the polit­i­cal hori­zon, the tragi-comic nature of West­ern and U.S. jour­nal­is­tic cov­er­age of Ukraine con­tin­ues to appall. Cit­ing phony pho­tographs pro­vided by asso­ciates of the Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment, as well as “evi­dence” pro­vided by Cold War spin-off com­pany Dig­i­tal­Globe, the U.S. is leav­ing itself vul­ner­a­ble to the pos­si­bil­ity of provo­ca­tion by the OUN/B heirs it has sup­ported in Kiev. As the halt­ing inves­ti­ga­tion into the Maidan coup and the sniper attacks that pre­cip­i­tated it gen­er­ates more infor­ma­tion, it is becom­ing clearer that sniper fire at the Maidan demon­stra­tions may well have orig­i­nated with the anti-government forces con­trolled by the Nazi Svo­boda and sim­i­lar orga­ni­za­tions. Major points of dis­cus­sion in this pro­gram include: the con­tin­ued influx of for­eign nation­als to run the “Ukrain­ian” gov­ern­ment; the crim­i­nal record of for­mer Geor­gian pres­i­dent Mikheil Saakashvili, a newly appointed adviser to Poroshenko; con­tin­ued por­trayal of Ukrain­ian Nazi storm troop­ers as cred­i­ble jour­nal­is­tic sources; slips by Ukrain­ian media per­son­nel indi­cat­ing the false nature of reports of Russ­ian inva­sion; nuclear saber rat­tling by a high-ranking Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment offi­cial; a plan to shoot desert­ers from the Ukrain­ian army.


FTR #836 The Death of Alberto Nisman and the AMIA Bombing

After recap­ping some threads in the tan­gled web of the 1994 AMIA bomb­ing in Argentina, this pro­gram takes up the sus­pi­cious death of Argen­tine pros­e­cu­tor Alberto Nis­man, who was found dead from a sin­gle gun­shot wound to the head the week­end before he was to tes­tify before that country’s con­gress about the bomb­ing. Nis­man was report­edly going to indict Argen­tine pres­i­dent Kirch­ner in con­nec­tion with a cover-up of the bomb­ing, allegedly stem­ming from a “grain-for-oil” deal with Iran. Nis­man had pre­vi­ously expressed fear for his own life and for the safety of his two young daugh­ters. In addi­tion to the pres­ence of the DNA of a sec­ond per­son in Nisman’s apart­ment, the pro­gram cov­ers: Nisman’s fear of his own body­guards; appar­ent irreg­u­lar­i­ties in the han­dling of the phys­i­cal evi­dence in the case; pres­i­dent Kirchner’s attack on Nis­man and her char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of his death as a “sui­cide;” a female wit­ness in the case express­ing fear for her life after the charred body of another woman was found across the street from Kirchner’s apart­ment; irreg­u­lar­i­ties in the state­ments of Nisman’s secu­rity personnel.


FTR #835 Tangled Web: Overview of the AMIA Bombing Investigation

In this pro­gram, we detail some of the deep pol­i­tics sur­round­ing the AMIA attack, prepara­tory to a dis­cus­sion of devel­op­ments in the inves­ti­ga­tion of Argen­tine pros­e­cu­tor Alberto Nisman’s death in FTR #836. The dizzy­ing melange of indi­vid­u­als, insti­tu­tions and events con­nected to the AMIA bomb­ing involves: sev­eral peo­ple linked to for­mer Argen­tin­ian pres­i­dent Car­los Menem; indi­vid­u­als linked to the Iran-Contra scan­dal; neo-Nazi ele­ments in Argentina; inves­ti­ga­tions into fugi­tive Nazi war crim­i­nals; the res­ig­na­tions of two jus­tice min­is­ters involved in the AMIA inves­ti­ga­tion; the sus­pi­cious deaths of numer­ous indi­vid­u­als linked to one or another of the ele­ments fig­ur­ing in sev­eral related inves­ti­ga­tions; evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries link­ing the AMIA bomb­ing to the Okla­homa City Bomb­ing, the bomb­ing of Pan Am flight 103 over Locker­bie, Scot­land and the Achille Lauro hijack­ing in 1985.


FTR #834 Compendium of Fascist Connections to the Zionist Movement

With Ben­jamin Netanyahu cir­cum­vent­ing accepted pro­ce­dure and prepar­ing to address Congress–apparently in order to cir­cum­vent Obama’s pol­icy toward Iran–we take time to review the his­tory of the Netanyahu fam­ily and the Likud Party. Likud is the heir to the fas­cist ele­ment in the Zion­ist move­ment, espe­cially the Betar that was headed by Vladimir Jabotin­sky. Netanyahu’s father was the per­sonal sec­re­tary to Jabotin­sky, whose forces took mil­i­tary train­ing at Mussolini’s naval cadet school and were reviewed by Il Duce him­self. Jabotin­sky made it clear that this was not an alliance of con­ve­nience but one of ide­o­log­i­cal affin­ity. Con­tin­u­ing the rela­tion­ship between fas­cism and reac­tionary Zion­ism, the Likud sent a rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the national con­ven­tion of Gian­franco Fini’s Alleanza Nationale, the suc­ces­sor to Mussolini’s black­shirts. The GOP sent a seated Con­gress­man (Bob Young) to the con­ven­tion as well. Right-wing Israeli politi­cians con­tinue to net­work with Euro­pean fas­cists. After dis­cus­sion of the Stern Gang, an even more extreme fas­cist ele­ment of the Zion­ist move­ment, the broad­cast con­cludes with a look at the rela­tion­ship between Israel, some Jew­ish busi­ness­men and the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work. This should not be inter­preted as echo­ing the cheesy rhetoric that is pop­u­lar at the moment char­ac­ter­iz­ing Israel and/or the Zion­ist move­ment is fascist.


FTR #833 Shooting Ourselves in the Foot in Ukraine (Habsburg Redux)

We’ve spent much time on the Ukraine cri­sis, an unfold­ing deba­cle that threat­ens a global eco­nomic col­lapse or worse. As the U.S. dis­patches mil­i­tary advis­ers and armored vehi­cles to Ukraine’s national guard (which includes its Nazi “vol­un­teer bat­tal­ions”), for­mer Soviet pres­i­dent Mikhail Gor­bachev has added his voice those warn­ing that events in Ukraine could lead to nuclear war. Even if that calamity is averted, the push to destroy the Russ­ian econ­omy may pre­cip­i­tate a global finan­cial cri­sis, with a credit default there spread­ing eco­nomic con­ta­gion around the world. Russ­ian ana­lysts and some in the West see the ramp­ing up of eco­nomic pres­sure on Rus­sia as a drive for regime change, mak­ing the “econ­omy scream” as was done in Nixon’s desta­bi­liza­tion of the Allende regime in Chile. The con­clud­ing por­tion of the broad­cast high­lights the renascent power of the von Hab­s­burg fam­ily in Ukraine and other for­mer ter­ri­to­ries of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Active in Geor­gia, Hun­gary, Swe­den and Aus­tria, the von Hab­s­burgs have been quiet but major play­ers in Nazi aggres­sion in World War II, the Cold War and the desta­bi­liza­tion of the for­mer Soviet Union and the breakup of Yugoslavia.


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.