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FTR #816 Revisiting the 1972 Olympics Massacre

Revis­it­ing the sub­ject of the 1972 Olympics mas­sacre, we probe more deeply into the under­ly­ing dynam­ics of that event. Hav­ing noted in AFA #22 that secu­rity for the games was han­dled by a BND agent named Hans Lange­mann, we review his work cov­er­ing up for the neo-Nazis behind the Okto­ber­fest bomb­ing of 1980. Ger­man neo-Nazis also aided the Black Sep­tem­ber ter­ror­ists who per­pe­trated the Olympics mas­sacre. Despite the fact that the Ger­man gov­ern­ment had advanced warn­ing of the impend­ing attack, no pre­ven­tive action was taken. After the attacks, the Ger­man gov­ern­ment was in close touch with the per­pe­tra­tors and down­play­ing the sig­nif­i­cance of the inci­dent. Willi Pohl, one of the neo-Nazis involved who assisted Black Sep­tem­ber with the 1972 attack, began work­ing in a counter-terror capac­ity for the CIA. Black Sep­tem­ber chief Ali Has­san Salameh, in charge of the attacks, was also impressed into duty with CIA, hav­ing been recruited while Henry Kissinger was astride of Richard Nixon’s national secu­rity pol­icy. In spec­u­la­tive mode, we ask if there MAY be a con­nec­tion between Kissinger’s efforts to desta­bi­lize the Willi Brandt government–undertaken con­junc­tion with Third Reich veterans–and the Olympics massacre?


FTR #815 Walkin’ the Snake at Al Jazeera

In pre­vi­ous posts, we have noted that Al Jazeera is run by the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. We have also dealt with the Nazi tract “Serpent’s Walk,” which focuses on a Nazi takeover of the U.S. in the mid-21st cen­tury. Fun­da­men­tal to the sce­nario pre­sented in the book is the Under­ground Reich/SS money com­po­nent buy­ing into the opinion-forming media, in order to swing the Amer­i­can people’s point of view in a pro-Nazi direc­tion. With Al Jazeera among those media out­lets gain­ing grav­i­tas in the U.S., it is worth exam­in­ing the net­work in detail to under­stand its rela­tion­ship with the Broth­er­hood, an Islamic fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion. The Al Jazeera network’s shep­herd­ing of a report about the late Yasser Arafat hav­ing been poi­soned with polo­nium 210 affords us an ideal oppor­tu­nity to eval­u­ate the outlet’s jour­nal­is­tic integrity. (Polo­nium 210 is a highly radioac­tive sub­stance.) The “inves­ti­ga­tion” is an Al Jazeera “op” from start to fin­ish. The alleged “poi­son­ing” is: extra­or­di­nar­ily unlikely; at vari­ance with the con­clu­sions of the French med­ical team attend­ing Arafat and in con­flict with the con­clu­sions of the PLO leader’s per­sonal physi­cian, who attrib­uted the death to AIDS.


FTR #814 The National Socialist Underground File

We’ve cov­ered the neo-Nazi group The National Social­ist Under­ground and its links to Ger­man intel­li­gence for sev­eral years. In addi­tion to shred­ding files on the NSU, which was financed in con­sid­er­able mea­sure by Germany’s domes­tic intel­li­gence ser­vice and ele­ments of its mil­i­tary intel­li­gence ser­vice, files on other Ger­man neo-Nazi groups have been destroyed before being prop­erly vet­ted by Ger­man jour­nal­is­tic and legal author­i­ties. One of the most sig­nif­i­cant aspects of the case is the fact that pow­er­ful ele­ments within the Ger­man gov­ern­ment are going to extra­or­di­nary lengths to eclipse the insti­tu­tional con­nec­tions of the group. Turk­ish media were excluded from being seated at the trial of the group, many of whose vic­tims were Turks. In addi­tion, lead­ing Ger­man media were left out of a “raf­fle” to award seat­ing at the trial. Attor­neys for the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies have opined that the pros­e­cu­tors have no real inter­est in pur­su­ing the case.


FTR #813 Return of the Rising Sun, Part 3

Grand­son of the Japan­ese war crim­i­nal who signed that country’s dec­la­ra­tion of war against the U.S., Shinzo Abe is fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Nobo­suke Kishi (his grand­fa­ther), as well as those of Kishi’s asso­ciates in Japan’s expan­sion­ist empire. Revis­ing school text­books about World War II, pass­ing a new secrecy law, insti­tut­ing greater state con­trol of news media, dra­mat­i­cally increas­ing defense spend­ing while mov­ing to alter the con­sti­tu­tion to per­mit a more mil­i­taris­tic agenda, Abe is turn­ing back the Japan­ese his­tor­i­cal and polit­i­cal clock. Japan­ese gov­ern­ment offi­cials are openly sanc­tion­ing anti-Korean racism and net­work­ing with orga­ni­za­tions that pro­mote that doc­trine. Sev­eral mem­bers of Abe’s gov­ern­ment net­work with Japan­ese neo-Nazis. Vice-Prime Min­is­ter Taro Aso is a long­time admirer of Nazi polit­i­cal strat­egy and advo­cates using the Nazi method for seiz­ing power to sneak con­sti­tu­tional change past the Japan­ese public.


FTR #812 Kim Dotcom and Divine Laissez Faire Economics

A col­league of Eddie the Friendly Spook [Snow­den], Julian Assange and Glenn Green­wald, Kim Schmitz, aka “Kim Dot­com”] espouses the same libertarian/free mar­ket ide­ol­ogy under­ly­ing the “cor­po­ratism” of Ben­ito Mus­solini. With an exten­sive crim­i­nal record in Ger­many and else­where, “Der Dot­com­man­dant” has eluded seri­ous pun­ish­ment for his offenses, includ­ing exe­cut­ing the largest insider trad­ing scheme in Ger­man his­tory. Embraced by the file-sharing com­mu­nity and ele­ments of the so-called pro­gres­sive sec­tor, Dot­com actu­ally allied him­self with John Banks and his far-right ACT Party in New Zealand. His embrace of the so-called pro­gres­sive sec­tor came later and is viewed as hav­ing dam­aged left-leaning par­ties at the polls. Dot­com is enam­ored of Nazi mem­o­ra­bilia and owns a rare, author-authographed copy of “Mein Kampf.” Much of the sec­ond side of the pro­gram com­pares the “Divine, Theo­cratic” free-market eco­nomic the­ory of The Fam­ily and the cor­re­spond­ing ide­ol­ogy of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. Both see wealth and eco­nomic priv­i­lege as a mat­ter of divine will, with that per­ceived will being the gov­ern­ing ethos of an ideal society.


FTR #811 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 4

With another anniver­sary of the 9/11 attacks hav­ing passed, it is inter­est­ing to con­tem­plate the ongo­ing dam­age from the unlearned lessons con­cern­ing those attacks. Before dis­cussing ongo­ing sup­port for Cau­casian and Chechen jihadist ele­ments by ele­ments of U.S., West­ern and Saudi intel­li­gence, the pro­gram high­lights the bogus intel­li­gence about a sup­posed “Russ­ian inva­sion” of Ukraine that does not appear to have occurred at all. Much of the sup­posed intel­li­gence on this “inva­sion” comes from satel­lite pho­tos, show­ing what are sup­posed to be Russ­ian armored and artillery ele­ments in Ukraine. These pho­tos are NOT from U.S. recon­nais­sance satel­lites, but come from a pri­vate company–DigitalGlobe. Founded by vet­er­ans of Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” pro­gram (The Strate­gic Defense Ini­tia­tive), the company’s exec­u­tives have CV’s involv­ing work for Bain (Mitt Romney’s firm) and IHS, the Thyssen/Bornemisza group firm that is the epi­cen­ter of the Peak Oil doc­trine. Access­ing archival infor­ma­tion about sup­port for Chechen Islamists by ele­ments of U.S., West­ern and Saudi intel­li­gence, the pro­gram notes the involve­ment of Ukrain­ian fas­cists from the UNA/UNSO orga­ni­za­tion in Chech­nya and the Cau­ca­sus. The reported com­bat exper­tise of ISIS is said by some ana­lysts to have evolved from the par­tic­i­pa­tion in that group of Chechen vet­er­ans, mak­ing our slip­pery slope involve­ment against the group blowback–to an extent–from the West’s proxy war­riors in the Cau­ca­sus. As was the case in Afghanistan–where the U.S. fought a bloody, inde­ci­sive war against jihadists crafted to fight against the U.S.S.R. and sub­se­quently Russia–we once again find Amer­i­can mil­i­tary forces engaged against jihadists being used as proxy war­riors by ele­ments of the transna­tional cor­po­rate elite and allied national secu­rity ele­ments. The pro­gram con­cludes with a closer look at the his­tor­i­cal back­ground to some recent pro­pa­ganda in the New York Times’ op-ed page, ascrib­ing Russ­ian respon­si­bil­ity to the 1999 assas­si­na­tions of Armen­ian polit­i­cal lead­ers by the Dash­nags, an Armen­ian nation­al­ist group with long­stand­ing his­tor­i­cal links to Ukrain­ian fas­cists and other ele­ments of inter­na­tional fas­cism and the Under­ground Reich.


FTR #810 A Prince Too Far

Pop con­spir­acy the­ory casts the Bilder­berger group in a sen­sa­tion­al­ist, polit­i­cally and his­tor­i­cally illit­er­ate “New World Order” con­text. In this broad­cast, we exam­ine the his­tory of Prince Bern­hard, the for­mer SS offi­cer and I.G. Far­ben spy who founded the group, against the back­ground of the Bat­tle of Arn­hem (Oper­a­tion Mar­ket Gar­den) in Sep­tem­ber of 1944. As head of the Dutch “resis­tance,” appar­ent dou­ble agent Bern­hard sac­ri­ficed a resis­tance fighter named Chris­t­ian Lin­de­mans (code named “King Kong”), who took the blame for the delib­er­ate betrayal of the Allied bat­tle plan. Sab­o­tage of the Arn­hem oper­a­tion has also been partly attrib­uted to Peter Car­ring­ton (later Lord Car­ring­ton and for­mer British For­eign Sec­re­tary dur­ing the run-up to the Fal­ka­lands War.) Attacked for his stun­ning lack of insight with regard to the Argen­tine fas­cist junta’s inva­sion of those islands, Car­ring­ton has never been prop­erly vet­ted with regard to the betrayal of part of the British bat­tle plan for the Fal­ka­lnds cam­paign. The pro­gram also exam­ines the fas­cist activ­i­ties and involve­ments of Bernhard’s heirs in the Royal Fam­ily of the Netherlands.


FTR #809 Days of Future Passed: All in the [Manson] Family?

It has been dis­closed that phone taps on con­victed Man­son Fam­ily killer Tex Wat­son have infor­ma­tion that may relate to 12 addi­tional mur­ders. Por­trayed by the media as a bunch of way­ward hip­pies, the Man­son group, in fact, had par­tic­i­pa­tion by neo-Nazi ele­ments, as well as links to the intel­li­gence com­mu­nity. One won­ders who the other vic­tims might have been? Might one of them have been Marina Habe, daugh­ter of Hans Habe, an anti-fascist activist and jour­nal­ist who worked for U.S. intel­li­gence dur­ing World War II and afterward–something that would not have sat well with the Under­ground Reich. One case that has more to it than reaches the eye is the mur­der of Sharon Tate. Deeply involved with Robert F. Kennedy’s pres­i­den­tial cam­paign in the Los Ange­les area, Tate had been present at a din­ner shortly before Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion at which he report­edly said that he would re-open the inves­ti­ga­tion into his brother’s mur­der after get­ting into the White House.


FTR #808 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 3 (“How Many Lies Can You Allow Yourself to Believe Before You Belong to the Lie?”)

Polit­i­cal come­dian Mort Sahl (one of New Orleans DA Jim Garrison’s inves­ti­ga­tors into the JFK assas­si­na­tion) asked in his auto­bi­og­ra­phy “Heart­land”; “How many lies can you allow your­self to believe before you belong to the lie?” In the gath­er­ing storm in Ukraine, decades of insti­tu­tional lying from the Sec­ond World War, through the Cold War and into the present appears to have gained own­er­ship over con­tem­po­rary Amer­ica. Hav­ing taken in the intel­li­gence and polit­i­cal residua of the Third Reich and its Cen­tral and East­ern Euro­pean allies, Amer­ica res­ur­rected and per­pet­u­ated the polit­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal ban­ner of fas­cism. Adher­ing to grossly and delib­er­ately dis­torted intel­li­gence dur­ing the Cold War, the polit­i­cal land­scape evolv­ing from that dis­tor­tion is gov­ern­ing con­tem­po­rary per­cep­tions and actions. This pro­gram updates the actions of the OUN/B heirs in Ukraine and their polit­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal allies else­where in the for­mer War­saw Pact coun­tries. At the core of this analy­sis is the nur­tur­ing of the Hitler-conceived Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations within West­ern intel­li­gence and the GOP, its pro­jec­tion into East­ern Europe and the for­mer U.S.S.R. dur­ing the final stages of the Cold War and and how we are now dom­i­nated by the polit­i­cal Frankenstein’s mon­ster we cre­ated in that part of the world.


FTR #807 Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Updat­ing “L’Affaire Snow­den,” this pro­gram sup­ple­ments infor­ma­tion about the eco­nomic dam­age done to the Amer­i­can IT sec­tor by Snowden’s dis­clo­sures. Snowden’s “op” was, among other things, an act of eco­nomic war­fare against the U.S.–a “psy-op” designed to pro­vide grav­i­tas for a pre-determined Ger­man and Brazil­ian effort to upgrade their own IT sec­tors at the expense of the U.S. Other points of infor­ma­tion include: more doc­u­men­ta­tion of the effort by Face­book and other U.S. tech firms to data mine their cus­tomers to an extra­or­di­nary extent; Glenn Greenwald’s con­tin­ued efforts on behalf of fas­cists of var­i­ous stripes; the extreme sen­si­tiv­ity of doc­u­ments given by Snow­den to indi­vid­u­als and insti­tu­tions not not autho­rized to receive such impor­tant infor­ma­tion; Germany’s “acci­den­tal” spy­ing on John Kerry and Hillary Clin­ton; counter-intelligence spar­ring by the CIA, NSA, GCHQ and BND.


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