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FTR #888 Compendium on Citizen Greenwald: A Shiller for Killers

Draw­ing together mate­r­ial from pre­vi­ous pro­grams and posts, this broad­cast high­lights Cit­i­zen Greenwald’s role as “a shiller for killers.” QUICK–who do you think said this: “The parade of evils caused by ille­gal immi­gra­tion is widely known, . . . ille­gal immi­gra­tion wreaks havoc eco­nom­i­cally, socially, and cul­tur­ally; makes a mock­ery of the rule of law; and is dis­grace­ful just on basic fair­ness grounds alone. . . . unman­age­ably end­less hordes of peo­ple pour over the bor­der in num­bers far too large to assim­i­late, and who con­se­quently have no need, moti­va­tion or abil­ity to assim­i­late. . . [they pose a threat to] middle-class sub­ur­ban vot­ers.” Don­ald Trump, right? Wrong–it was Glenn Green­wald. Begin­ning with dis­cus­sion of Greenwald’s role in sup­press­ing jour­nal­is­tic cov­er­age of, and basic free­dom of speech about, Big Tobacco’s lethal mar­ket­ing prac­tices, we note his role in the Wachtell Lip­ton suit. That suit forced the can­cel­la­tion of a “Front­line” broad­cast and muz­zled key whistle­blow­ers from even dis­cussing the doc­u­ments reveal­ing cig­a­rette man­u­fac­tur­ers’ sin­is­ter activ­ity. Once in pri­vate prac­tice, Green­wald con­tin­ued his work as a shiller for killers, run­ning legal inter­fer­ence for the “lead­er­less resis­tance” strat­egy by pro­tect­ing Nazi killers against civil suits and mur­der charges. In addi­tion to defend­ing Nazi leader Matthew Hale against a suit brought by vic­tims of one of his mur­der­ous foot sol­diers, Green­wald defended him when he solicited the mur­der of Judge Joan Lefkow. Judge Lefkow’s hus­band and mother were shot to death in her home, after one of Hale’s fol­low­ers posted the judge’s home address, a map to her home and pic­tures of her fam­ily online. Appar­ently Cit­i­zen Greenwald’s con­cern for inter­net pri­vacy did not extent to the unfor­tu­nate Judge Lefkow. Green­wald also defended the National Alliance and other anti-immigration groups against a suit that held them liable for beat­ing and stab­bing attacks on Mex­i­can day labor­ers. The National Alliance pub­lishes books specif­i­cally intended to moti­vate racial vio­lence. Pro­gram High­lights Include: the anti-immigrant views and rhetoric of Greenwald’s clients and asso­ciates; his role shilling for the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood; Greenwald’s vio­la­tion of ethics when tap­ing wit­nesses; Greenwald’s asso­ci­a­tion with Nazi Andrew Auern­heimer; Greenwald’s co-hosting of an event with neo-Confederate advo­cate Jacob Horn­berger, as well as Ron Paul; Greenwald’s intel­lec­tual cham­pi­oning of vir­u­lently “anti-immigrant” for­mer GOP con­gress­man Tom Tancredo.


FTR #887 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

The ongo­ing occu­pa­tion of an Ore­gon wildlife pre­serve in Ore­gon by para­mil­i­tary forces led by Ammon Bundy (son of Cliven Bundy) may seem far removed from the gilded realms in which the Koch Broth­ers move. They may also appear to be of an entirely dif­fer­ent polit­i­cal stripe from the likes of Edward Snow­den and Julian Assange. That is not the case. In fact, the “Bundy­ists” are real­iz­ing the agenda of the Wise Use move­ment and the Koch broth­ers, both advo­cates of ced­ing con­trol of fed­eral lands to local con­trol, in order that cor­po­rate inter­ests such as tim­ber, min­ing and cat­tle ranch­ing can use the ter­ri­tory for their own use and profit. By the same token, the likes of Edward Snow­den and Julian Assange have arro­gated to them­selves the use, con­trol and dis­sem­i­na­tion of sen­si­tive infor­ma­tion that was not theirs to own or dis­trib­ute. David Golum­bia noted the atti­tude of “coders” such as Snow­den, Assange and “hack­tivists ” . . . the polit­i­cal world is theirs to do with what they want, and the rest of us should stay out of it . . . mem­bers of demo­c­ra­tic poli­ties have no choice but to accept them hav­ing that role.” Turn­ing to tur­moil in Europe, the recent assaults on women by Mid­dle East­ern immi­grants in Ger­man, Finnish and other cities on the con­ti­nent have fueled the rise of fas­cist groups, mint­ing valu­able polit­i­cal coinage from the assaults. Some observers com­pared a recent ram­page in Leipzig with the 1938 Kristall­nacht pogrom. The broad­cast con­cludes with an overview of P-2 Lodge grand­mas­ter Licio Gelli, the recently deceased fas­cist who pro­foundly influ­enced events on three con­ti­nents. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Fred C. Koch’s con­struc­tion of an oil refin­ery for Hitler; Ex-CIA offi­cer and author Robert Baer’s belief that Hitler escaped Ger­many at the end of the war; review of the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Fox News host Andrew Napoli­tano and Snow­den Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice Ron Paul at a lib­er­tar­ian stu­dents con­fer­ence; review of the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Edward Snow­den at that same con­fer­ence; review of Carl Lundstrom’s financ­ing of the anti-immigrant Swe­den Demo­c­rat fas­cist party and his fund­ing of the Pirate Bay web­site that hosted WikiLeaks.


FTR #886 What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “The Earth Island Boogie?,” Part 3: Geopolitical Quicksand

Ana­lyz­ing the pos­si­bil­ity that Amer­i­can use of Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Islamists as proxy war­riors and armed her­alds of cor­po­ratist free-market eco­nomic val­ues might back­fire on the United States, we look at the devel­op­ment of ISIS, the curi­ous Turk­ish about-face on the Fetul­lah Gulen orga­ni­za­tion and fall­out from the so-called “Arab Spring.” Begin­ning with dis­cus­sion of a “dooms­day” con­tin­gency plan con­cocted by al-Qaeda and Sad­dam Hus­sein to back each other up mil­i­tar­ily in the event either or both were over­thrown by the U.S., we exam­ine the promi­nent role of for­mer mem­bers of Saddam’s offi­cer corps in admin­is­ter­ing ISIS. ISIS and al-Qaeda are hold­ing forth in Libya, which is serv­ing as a base for spread­ing their oper­a­tions into Africa. Like the bloody Syr­ian civil war, the over­throw of Khadafy (which set the stage for the Islamist pres­ence in Libya) is an out­growth of the so-called “Arab Spring”–one of the “conga-line ops” we high­lighted in FTR #885. Much of the pro­gram high­lights the oper­a­tions of the Fetul­lah Gulen orga­ni­za­tion in Turkey. Alleged to be a CIA front orga­ni­za­tion and Islamic extrem­ist in nature, the Gulen orga­ni­za­tion was for­merly an ally of Tayyip Erdo­gan. Now, it is among his most bit­ter oppo­nents. Pro­gram High­lights Include: review of Hitler’s view that Islamists were a cru­cial Third Reich ally; review of a crit­i­cal meet­ing in Switzer­land at which promi­nent Euro-fascists and al-Taqwa direc­tor Ahmed Huber met; spec­u­la­tion that the Swiss “Euro-fascist” sum­mit may have helped gen­er­ate the intel­li­gence dis­in­for­ma­tion that helped lure the Bush admin­is­tra­tion into the ill-advised Iraq war; “ex” CIA offi­cer Gra­ham Fuller’s ridicule of the alle­ga­tion that the Gulen orga­ni­za­tion is a CIA front orga­ni­za­tion; the close con­nec­tions between Erdogan’s AKP Party, Ger­many and the EU.


FTR #885 What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “The Earth Island Boogie?,” Part 2: “The Conga-Line ‘Ops’ ”

For most of this decade, Mr. Emory has ana­lyzed an over­lap­ping series of “ops” that have deter­mined much of con­tem­po­rary polit­i­cal real­ity. At the epi­cen­ter of this dynamic is the Earth Island. “The Earth Island Boo­gie” embraces an over­lap­ping series of “ops” includ­ing: the so-called “Orange Rev­o­lu­tion” of Ukraine, Wik­iLeaks, the so-called “Arab Spring,” “L’Affaire Snow­den” and the Maidan coup of 2014. ISIS is a direct out­growth of the so-called “Arab Spring.” This broad­cast presents a detailed overview of “the conga-line ‘ops,’” fea­tur­ing links to key text excerpts pro­vid­ing longer analy­sis of these dynamics.


FTR #884 What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “The Earth Island Boogie”?, Part 1 (Turkish Taffy, Part 4)

Clar­i­fy­ing and fur­ther devel­op­ing analy­sis of geopo­lit­i­cal dis­cus­sion from both pre­vi­ous and future broad­casts, this pro­gram details the devel­op­ing Islamic fas­cism of Turkey’s Tayyip Erdo­gan. Both a NATO coun­try and Mus­lim Brotherhood-derived Islamist in nature, Turkey is also man­i­fest­ing aggres­sive mil­i­tarism. Silenc­ing oppo­si­tion press and legal inves­ti­ga­tors who have dis­cov­ered his sup­port for Islamic ter­ror­ists, Erdo­gan is propos­ing sweep­ing con­sti­tu­tional changes and invok­ing Hitler’s Ger­many as polit­i­cal prece­dent. Erdogan’s AK Party evolved from the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and the Bank al-Taqwa milieu. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Erdogan’s AK Party’s links with Ger­many and the EU; Turkey’s dis­patch of troops into Iraq, against the wishes of the Iraqi gov­ern­ment; Hitler’s polit­i­cal last will and tes­ta­ment, envi­sion­ing Islamists as proxy war­riors to ful­fill his polit­i­cal agenda; review of Zbig­niew Brzezinski’s endorse­ment of Mus­lim Brotherhood-derived Islamists as proxy war­riors against Rus­sia in the Cau­ca­sus and China in Cen­tral Asia.


FTR #883 The Times They Have A’ Changed: JFK and the Steel Crisis of 1962

On the cusp of a new year–a Pres­i­den­tial elec­tion year at that–analysis of Pres­i­dent Kennedy’s han­dling of the steel cri­sis of 1962 illus­trates just how far we have descended in the 50-plus years since his death. After bro­ker­ing an agree­ment between the United Steel­work­ers union and United States Steel aimed at hold­ing down infla­tion, Kennedy was blind­sided by United States Steel, act­ing in con­cert with other large steel­mak­ers and, behind them, the lumi­nar­ies of cor­po­rate Amer­ica. Whereas the union rank and file embraced a con­tract encom­pass­ing lower wages, U.S. Steel promptly announced a 3.5 per­cent price increase. Kennedy used the full force of the Fed­eral gov­ern­ment against U.S. Steel, forc­ing roll­back of the price increase. This earned Kennedy the hatred of big busi­ness. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Henry Luce’s “For­tune” magazine’s pub­li­ca­tion of an edi­to­r­ial fore­shad­ow­ing JFK’s mur­der; big busi­ness’ view of JFK as a quasi-communist; the vig­or­ous action taken by Robert Kennedy’s Depart­ment of Jus­tice against the big steel mak­ers; JFK’s pub­lic exco­ri­a­tion of the lead­ers of Big Steel as ene­mies of the peo­ple; JFK’s re-direction of defense con­tracts to smaller steel firms that had not raised prices.


FTR #882 The Perfect “Sturm”: Machiavelli 3.0 and the Rise of Global Fascism

When the New York Times takes note of the rise of fas­cism in Amer­ica, you know things are get­ting very bad indeed. On suc­ces­sive days (Fri­day, 12/11 and Sat­ur­day, 12/12 of 2015), the Times fea­tured two op-ed columns in each edi­tion dis­cussing the rise of fas­cism in Europe and the United States. Fur­ther­more, one col­umn noted the fix­a­tion by ISIS, the Hindu nation­al­ist fas­cists in power in India and oth­ers on a myth­i­cal, ide­al­ized past. The broad­cast recaps Peter Levenda’s analy­sis of the role of atavism in fuel­ing fas­cist ide­ol­ogy. Long­ing for a myth­i­cal, ide­al­ized past free of the entan­gle­ments of the present, fas­cists of var­i­ous types scape­goat those whom they view as hav­ing pol­luted soci­ety. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Don­ald Trump’s asso­ci­a­tion with Helene Von Damm (pro­tege of Eich­mann supe­rior and CIA offi­cer Otto von Bolschwing); Trump’s asso­ci­a­tion with Joseph McCarthy aide Roy Cohn; Trump’s asso­ci­a­tion with for­mer Axis spy Nor­man Vin­cent Peale; the assis­tance given Joe McCarthy’s witch hunts by a U.S. intel­li­gence net­work draw­ing on the skills of SS offi­cers and led by Karl Wolff (Hein­rich Himmler’s per­sonal adjutant.)


FTR #881 Turkey Shoot: Sleepwalking into World War III

This broad­cast fea­tures Pierre Sprey’s analy­sis of the shoot­down of a Russ­ian Su-24 fighter plane, allegedly after vio­lat­ing Turk­ish air space. (Sprey was one of the devel­op­ers of the F-16.) Sprey’s analy­sis can be summed up: ” . . .Look­ing at the detailed Russ­ian time­line of what happened—as well as the much less detailed Turk­ish radar maps—I’d say the evi­dence looks pretty strong that the Turks were set­ting up an ambush. They cer­tainly weren’t doing any­thing that would point to a rou­tine air patrol along the bor­der. . . .” Sprey’s break­down of the event notes that: the area being attacked by the Su-24’s was a base for Turkish-backed Nusra Front and ISIS fight­ers and eth­nic Turks; the Russ­ian planes were not attacked on their first pass, allegedly over­fly­ing a small piece of Turk­ish ter­ri­tory extend­ing into Syria; the Russ­ian planes were attacked on their sec­ond attack on the area, well inside of Syr­ian ter­ri­tory; the Turk­ish F-16’s were loi­ter­ing below Syr­ian and Russ­ian radar, burn­ing much fuel; the Turk­ish F-16s were refu­eled by tanker planes to, and from, the tar­get area; the F-16s were under Turk­ish ground con­trol; the F-16s flew straight to an appar­ent ambush point; the Turk­ish air­craft then rose up to ideal fir­ing posi­tion, after which they exe­cuted a hard right turn, div­ing below Syr­ian and Russ­ian radar and vio­lat­ing Syr­ian air space; the F-16s did not con­tact the Russ­ian air­craft, as required by inter­na­tional pro­to­col; Turk­ish ground con­trol may well have broad­cast a warn­ing on a fre­quency they knew the Russ­ian air­craft could not hear; Russ­ian anti-aircraft mis­siles installed in Syria to guard against a future inci­dent of this type can fire two hun­dred miles into Turkey, per­haps set­ting the stage for World War III.


FTR #880 The ISIS File: The Myth of the Moderates

Con­tin­u­ing our analy­sis of an over­lap­ping series of mas­sive covert oper­a­tions in the Earth Island uti­liz­ing Mus­lim Brotherhood-based Sunni jihadists and inter­sect­ing Pan-Turkist ele­ments, we ana­lyze the gen­e­sis of ISIS. Stem­ming from a covert oper­a­tion in which ele­ments of CIA, Saudi Ara­bia, Turkey and Qatar and the Syr­ian Mus­lim Broth­er­hood are oper­at­ing in South­ern Turkey to enable jihadists in Syria, ISIS appears to be some­thing of a Frankenstein’s mon­ster. Envi­sioned as a Salafist prin­ci­pal­ity in East­ern Syria to desta­bi­lize the Assad regime, the Islamic State used AQI (Al-Qaeda in Iraq) infra­struc­ture to spread into Iraq, threat­en­ing the “gains” of the mis­guided U.S. inva­sion of that coun­try. Now, this Islamist Frankenstein’s mon­ster is attack­ing the West, dri­ving the polit­i­cal spec­trum in Europe and the United States right­ward. That reac­tion, in turn, is fuel­ing Mus­lim alien­ation to the delight and ben­e­fit of ISIS. Pro­gram High­lights Include: ISIS chief Al-Baghradi’s “for­mer” mem­ber­ship in the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood; the deci­sive role of Chechen fight­ers in ISIS; the alliance of UNA-UNSA fight­ers (Pravy Sek­tor) in Chech­nya and Geor­gia; ISIS’s use of Bit­coin to stash their finan­cial assets; ISIS’s use of an encrypted Berlin-based mes­sag­ing ser­vice for its com­mu­niques; an oblique endorse­ment of ISIS by the chief of Turk­ish intel­li­gence; review of the re-direction of the anti-Soviet jihadist effort in Afghanistan to anti-Russian com­bat in Chech­nya; review of Zbig­niew Brzezinski’s endorse­ment of using jihadists against Rus­sia in the Cau­ca­sus and China in cen­tral Asia.


FTR #879 Further Update on Pan-Turkism, Islamism and the Earth Island Boogie

As the title indi­cates, this broad­cast con­tin­ues analy­sis of the grow­ing con­flu­ence of Muslim-Brotherhood dom­i­nated Islamism and Pan-Turkist ele­ments, this against the back­ground of the mount­ing hos­til­i­ties over­tak­ing the region. After repeat­ing a quote from Zbig­niew Brzezin­ski read by Eliz­a­beth Gould in FTR #872 propos­ing to use Islamists to desta­bi­lize post-Cold War Rus­sia and China, we high­light an arti­cle detail­ing Turk­ish mil­i­tary sup­port for Turk­men mili­tia and over­lap­ping Nusra Front (al-Qaeda) and ISIS com­bat­ants in Syria. Turkey’s recent shoot­down of a Russ­ian com­bat jet appears to have resulted from Turk­ish air cover for the so-called “mod­er­ates” in Syria. Much of the first half of the pro­gram con­sists of analy­sis of an arti­cle exam­in­ing how U.S. mil­i­tary inter­ven­tions of recent decades have helped install Islamist regimes in place of sec­u­lar ones–this in areas that had once been part of the Ottoman Empire. As noted by the author, Ger­many is a quiet, prin­ci­pal bene­fac­tor of the U.S. action. In our series about the so-called “Arab Spring.” (we call it “The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Spring”), we noted that Erdogan’s Turkey was not a “mod­er­ate” Islamic democ­racy at all, but a Mus­lim Broth­er­hood autoc­racy evolved from the al-Taqwa milieu. Even many Turk­ish cit­i­zens are now openly charg­ing Erdo­gan with being a fas­cist. As we see Grey Wolf ele­ments work­ing in Syria, Asia and (in all prob­a­bil­ity) in Ukraine, we should not for­get that Turkey is also a NATO coun­try. The pro­gram con­cludes with a re-broadcast of FTR #59, high­light­ing the Grey Wolves’ role as the Turk­ish “Stay Behind” forces. Oper­a­tion Stay Behind was a NATO pro­gram to use fas­cist for­ma­tions as reserve guerilla forces, to be used either in the event of World War III or against a democratically-elected left­ist gov­ern­ment in Europe. Not sur­pris­ingly, the Stay Behind forces often pre­cip­i­tated ter­ror attacks and assas­si­na­tions in their host countries.