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FTR #802 The Luxembourg Connection (What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “Underground Reich?” Part 2)

This broad­cast illus­trates the deep polit­i­cal rela­tion­ships that evolved from the Third Reich’s for­mal mil­i­tary occu­pa­tion of Europe. These rela­tion­ships are inex­tri­ca­bly linked with the remark­able and deadly Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work that forms the basis of much of Mr. Emory’s ana­lyt­i­cal par­a­digm. Taken in con­cert, they help to illus­trate what Mr. Emory means by “Under­ground Reich.” Angela Merkel’s selec­tion of aus­ter­ity advo­cate Jean-Claude Juncker as Pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Union Com­mis­sion will see a long-time Ger­man ally and son of a Wehrma­cht com­bat­ant ascend to the pin­na­cle of EU gov­er­nor­ship. The con­nec­tions dom­i­nat­ing the back­ground and char­ac­ter of the Ger­manophile Juncker track back to the Nazi occu­pa­tion of Lux­em­bourg dur­ing World War II and car­tel con­nec­tions that facil­i­tated the Third Reich’s amoeba-like absorp­tion of the Euro­pean econ­omy. Dur­ing the Nazi occu­pa­tion, Luxembourg’s econ­omy was folded into “Europa Ger­man­ica,” with Gus­tav Koenigs, Chair­man of the Bush-Family linked Hamburg-Amerika Line and Sec­re­tary of State of the Third Reich over­see­ing the steel car­tel ARBED and much of Luxembourg’s other busi­ness. After the war, Lux­em­bourg con­tin­ued to be a pri­mary ele­ment of the Bor­mann cap­i­tal network.


FTR #801 The Sportin’ Life

With much of the human race foam­ing at the mouth over the World Cup com­pe­ti­tion cur­rently under­way in Brazil, we pause to note the pro­found con­nec­tions between the world of sport, inter­na­tional fas­cism and orga­nized crime. After high­light­ing fas­cist soc­cer fans in atten­dance in Brazil, the pro­gram notes the cesspool that is the Inter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee, imprinted with fas­cist par­tic­i­pa­tion by Juan Anto­nio Sama­ranch, Fran­cisco Franco’s for­mer Min­is­ter of Sport. We high­light the 1972 Olympics mas­sacre in Munich fea­tured pos­si­ble com­plic­ity by ele­ments of the Ger­man gov­ern­ment and the Under­ground Reich. The pro­gram con­cludes by look­ing at Amer­i­can orga­nized crime links to the milieu of the NFL and the prob­a­ble Mob fix­ing of Bobby Riggs and Bil­lie Jean King’s “Bat­tle of the Sexes.”


FTR #800 Meet the New Boss(es), Same as the Old Boss(es): Update on Ukraine

Con­tin­u­ing our ongo­ing cov­er­age of the Ukrain­ian cri­sis, the pro­gram begins with an exam­i­na­tion of the con­ti­nu­ity of the OUN/B Third Reich col­lab­o­ra­tionist milieu through the decades. The “new” Pres­i­dent Petro Poroshenko is advised by a team of polit­i­cal vetarns, includ­ing Roman Zvarych (“Svarych”), the per­sonal sec­re­tary to OUN/B head Jaroslav Stet­sko and a right-hand man to his widow and suc­ces­sor Slava Stet­sko. Svarych served as Min­is­ter of Jus­tice in both Tym­noshenko gov­ern­ments, as well as under Vik­tor Yuschenko. The Con­gress of Ukrain­ian Nation­al­ists, co-founded by Slava Stet­sko and Zvarych, has served as a cen­tral ele­ment in Ukrain­ian polit­i­cal coali­tions, embody­ing the con­ti­nu­ity of the OUN/B through­out the short his­tory of post-Soviet Ukraine. In addi­tion to retain­ing Swoboda’s Andriy Paru­biy as Ukraine’s top defense offi­cial, Poroshenko is imple­ment­ing the EU aus­ter­ity doc­trine, con­tin­u­ing the bru­tal civil war and open­ing up Ukraine to Ger­man invest­ment. The U.S. and EU are endors­ing frack­ing and fos­sil fuel pro­duc­tion to sab­o­tage the Russ­ian econ­omy and Pres­i­dent Putin’s government.


FTR #799 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

The future of health care in soci­eties sub­jected to the doc­trine of “Aus­te­ria” may be seen with the appoint­ment of doc­tri­naire neo-Nazi Makis “The Ham­mer” Voridis as Health Min­is­ter of Greece. Fas­cism is surg­ing in a Europe sub­jected to German-mandated aus­ter­ity, as evi­denced by the recent EU Par­lia­men­tary elec­tions. Much of the pro­gram high­lights fas­cism march­ing under the decep­tive ban­ner of “free­dom” and/or lib­er­tar­i­an­ism. Bit­coin con­tin­ues its march toward monop­oly, with the mys­te­ri­ous Ghash.io con­trol­ling 51% of the mar­ket. Gun-wielding fas­cists sup­port­ive of “lib­er­tar­ian” (read “white-supremacist”) Ron Paul gunned down police in Las Vegas, while so called “sov­er­eign cit­i­zens” shot up police in Cal­i­for­nia. “Cliven Bundists” (sup­port­ers of Cliven Bundy) have declared them­selves exempt from Bureau of Land Man­age­ment reg­u­la­tions in Nevada, as the GOP ramps up another gov­ern­ment shut­down to foil Obama’s cli­mate change leg­is­la­tion. At the same time, the very high-tech giants that com­plained so loudly about Obama’s fail­ure to pro­tect indi­vid­ual pri­vacy are surg­ing ahead with pro­grams and tech­nol­ogy to oblit­er­ate that very consideration.


FTR #798 Thrive on This! Counter-Culture Fascism in Cinema

This pro­gram fea­tures the work of Eric John­son, who has writ­ten an impor­tant, per­haps defin­i­tive, piece on the counter-culture fas­cist pro­pa­ganda film Thrive. The advance of fas­cism fea­tures a bur­geon­ing array of media and orga­ni­za­tional phe­nom­ena that direct peo­ple of more “progressive”–even “hip” ori­en­ta­tion in the direc­tion of big­otry and right-wing total­i­tar­i­an­ism. Heav­ily over­lap­ping the “Truther” milieu, this film fea­tures the work of John Birch Soci­ety vet­eran G. Edward Grif­fin, Nazi apol­o­gist Eustance Mullins, as well as the ide­ol­ogy of Aus­trian School of eco­nom­ics lynch­pin Lud­wig von Mises. The latter’s phi­los­o­phy is the foun­da­tion of the ide­ol­ogy of the Edward Snow­den and Wik­iLeaks milieu, in addi­tion to pro-slavery advo­cates such as the League of the South. The film also weaves the “rep­til­lian shape shifter” views of David Icke. All of the ide­olo­gies and the view­points of some gen­uine pro­gres­sives are baked into an over­all anti-Semitic confection.


FTR #797 Cyber-Libertarian Fascism: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

In the long FTR series on L’Affaire Snow­den, we noted that all of the play­ers were out­right fas­cists and/or expo­nents of cor­po­ratist eco­nomic the­ory. That includes Pierre Omid­yar, Nazi fellow-traveler Glenn Greenwald’s finan­cial angel and backer of First Look media. Tout­ing the laissez-faire eco­nom­ics of the GOP and other cor­po­ratist ele­ments around the world, Omid­yar has also helped to finance the rise of fas­cist ele­ments abroad, includ­ing assist­ing in the ascent of the OUN/B suc­ces­sor forces in the Ukraine, as well as Naren­dra Modi, heir to the RSS Hindu fas­cists that spawned his BJP. Julian Assange, his polit­i­cal Rand Paul, Rand Paul’s sup­porter Ralph Nader and Snow­den him­self all fig­ure strongly into this unsa­vory polit­i­cal landscape.


FTR #796 Sterling Example: Another Visit with Daniel Hopsicker

Recently, soon-to-be-former Los Ange­les Clip­pers owner Don­ald Ster­ling has gar­nered much media atten­tion for his “off the rails” com­ments about African-Americans and for­mer NBA great Magic John­son, in par­tic­u­lar. What has NOT gar­nered much atten­tion at all is his back­ground. An asso­ciate of mob straw man Allen Glick and his buddy, the late Al Davis of Oak­land Raiders fame, Sterling’s rise in the real estate busi­ness sug­gests that there is more to the story than meets the eye.One of the aspects of Sterling’s career that has received lit­tle scrutiny is his curi­ous behav­ior with regard to a non-existent project for the home­less and the appar­ently non-existent “assis­tance” to that project pro­vided by Ramy El-Batrawi. Batrawi was a long-time asso­ciate of arms dealer and money-man Adnan Khashoggi, a major player in the shad­owy world of intel­li­gence com­mu­nity covert oper­a­tions, gun-running and dope trafficking.


FTR #795 Fascism, Hindu Nationalism and Narendra Modi

Prime Minister-elect Naren­dra Modi, with a polit­i­cal back­ground in a Hindu nation­al­ist party with strong fas­cist roots, is now in charge of the world’s sec­ond largest coun­try and the world’s largest democ­racy. Naren­dra Modi belonged to the RSS, an orga­ni­za­tion with an his­tor­i­cal affin­ity for Nazism and fas­cism. Cap­i­tal­iz­ing on anti-Muslim fer­vor in India, RSS has gen­er­ated much grav­i­tas. Modi has been impli­cated in com­plic­ity in lethal anti-Muslim riot­ing in India. In addi­tion to anti-colonial sen­ti­ment that pit­ted Indian nation­al­ists against the British Raj prior to World War II, Nazism and Hindu phi­los­o­phy also found com­mon ground in ele­ments of “Aryan” mys­ti­cism. Many ele­ments of the Brah­min caste also found affin­ity with the elit­ist and anti-democratic phi­los­o­phy of Mussolini’s fas­cism as well.


FTR #794 The Fires This Time: Update on the Ukraine

In addi­tion to detail­ing the maneu­ver­ing sur­round­ing the abun­dant nat­ural gas reserves in Ukraine, the pro­gram high­lights efforts by the EU and U.S. fos­sil fuel inter­ests to manip­u­late the Ukrain­ian cri­sis to their advan­tage. Access­ing excel­lent work by Robert Parry, the broad­cast under­scores the Orwellian cov­er­age of the cri­sis by U.S. and Ger­man media. Delib­er­ately avoid­ing dis­cus­sion of the Nazi char­ac­ter of the Ukrain­ian pro­vi­sional gov­ern­ment, West­ern media have obfus­cated the delib­er­ate burn­ing alive of pro-Russian pro­test­ers in the East­ern part of the coun­try. Appar­ently assisted by ele­ments of Amer­i­can and Ger­man intel­li­gence, the neo-Nazi OUN/B suc­ces­sors in Ukraine are affil­i­ated with The Order, best known for hav­ing mur­dered radio talk show host Alan Berg.


FTR #793 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Updat­ing and intro­duc­ing a num­ber of sto­ries, this pro­gram notes the death of Nazi art dealer Cor­nelius Gurlitt, high­lighted in FTR #791. After detail­ing the back­ground and polit­i­cal con­nec­tions of Fra­zier Glenn Miller, accused of killing three peo­ple at a Jew­ish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter in Kansas, the pro­gram high­lights the grow­ing con­trol of Amer­i­can media out­lets by doc­tri­naire fas­cist orga­ni­za­tions with a her­itage evolv­ing from World War II. In addi­tion to the spec­tac­u­lar growth of pub­lish­ing giant Ber­tels­mann, with a Nazi and SS her­itage, the broad­cast under­scores the con­trol of the Al-Jazeera net­work by the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. The curi­ous adver­tis­ing behav­ior of BMW, con­trolled by the heirs of Joseph Goebbels is set forth, as well.