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David Sarnoff’s Axis Connection: Background to NBC and the Walter Sheridan Broadcast

In our long series of interviews with Jim DiEugenio about his masterwork “Destiny Betrayed,” we highlighted veteran intelligence officer Walter Sheridan’s broadcast hatchet job on New Orleans D.A. Jim Garrison’s investigation of the JFK assassination. The TV hit piece was broadcast on the NBC network. In our discussion of the Sheridan broadcast, we noted the efforts of RCA chief David Sarnoff in resurrecting the Nazi Radio France station and presiding over its conversion to Radio Free Europe. (RCA is the parent company of NBC, which aired the Sheridan broadcast.) In resurrecting Radio France and midwiving its conversion to Radio Free Europe, Sarnoff, who is Jewish, was building on profound and treasonous Axis connections he maintained during the war. In “Trading with the Enemy,” Charles Higham chronicled the deep involvement of David Sarnoff with the Transradio Consortium, which joined the Axis nations with the Western Allies in a telecommunications cartel that provided vital–and lethal–intelligence to the Axis during the war. Key points of analysis and discussion include: 1.–David Sarnoff’s successful efforts to restore and expand the Nazi Radio France Station and re-brand it as “Radio Free Europe.” ” . . . . In 1944, Sarnoff worked for the complete restoration of the Nazi destroyed Radio France station in Paris until its signal was able to reach throughout Europe. It was then retitled Radio Free Europe. He later lobbied the White House to expand the range and reach of Radio Free Europe. At about this point, Radio Free Europe became a pet project of Allen Dulles. Sarnoff’s company, Radio Corporation of America, became a large part of the technological core of the NSA. . . . Robert was president of RCA, NBC’s parent company, at the time Sheridan’s special aired. David was chairman. . . .” 2.–Sarnoff’s RCA was part of the Transradio Consortium, something of a broadcast cartel melding Axis and Western Allied broadcast establishments: ” . . . . RCA was in partnership before and after Pearl Harbor with British Cable and Wireless; with Telefunken, the Nazi company; with Italcable, wholly owned by the Mussolini government; and with Vichy’s Compagnie Generale, in an organization known as the Transradio Consortium, with General Robert C. Davis, head of the New York Chapter of the American Red Cross, as its chairman. In turn, RCA, British Cable and Wireless, and the German and Italian companies had a share with ITT in TTP (Telegrafica y Telefonica del Plata), an Axis-controlled company providing telegraph and telephone service between Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Nazis in Montevideo could telephone Buenos Aires through TTP without coming under the control of either the state-owned system in Uruguay or the ITT system in Argentina. Messages, often dangerous to American security, were transmitted directly to Berlin and Rome by Transradio. Another shareholder was ITT’s German “rival,” Siemens, which linked cables and networks with Behn south of Panama. . . .” 3.–Transradio Consortium was the vehicle for lethally treasonous communications during the war: ” . . . . But the public, which thought of Sarnoff as a pillar of patriotism, would have been astonished to learn of his partnership with the enemy through Transradio and TTP. The British public, beleaguered and bombed, would have been equally shocked to learn that British Cable and Wireless, 10 percent owned by the British government, and under virtual government control in wartime, was in fact also in partnership with the Germans and Italians through the same companies and proxies. . . . Simultaneously, the Transradio stations, according to State Department reports with the full knowledge of David Sarnoff, kept up a direct line to Berlin. The amount of intelligence passed along the lines can scarcely be calculated. The London office was in constant touch with New York throughout the war, sifting through reports from Argentina, Brazil, and Chile and sending company reports to the Italian and German interests. . . .”


Memorial Day Weekend Broadcast: Sunday, May 26th and Monday, May 27th

On Sunday 5/26/2019 from 11 a.m. (Pacific Time) until 7pm, and on Monday, 5/27/2019 from 10am until 7pm, KFJC-FM will feature hours of programming documenting the profound connections of U.S. industry and finance to the fascist powers of World War II. In the decades since the end of the Second World War, much has been written about the war and fascism, the driving force behind the aggression that precipitated that conflict. Unfortunately, much of what has been said and written has failed to identify and analyze the causes, nature and methodology of fascism—German National Socialism or “Nazism” in particular. A deeper, more accurate analysis was presented in published literature, particularly volumes published during, or in the immediate aftermath of, the Second World War. . . . . Fascism (Nazism in particular) was an outgrowth of globalization and the construction of international monopolies (cartels). Key to understanding this phenomenon is analysis of the Webb-Pomerene act, legislated near the end of the First World War. A loophole in the Anti-trust legislation of 1914, it effectively legalized the formation of cartels—international monopolies—for firms that were barred from domestic monopolistic practices. Decrying what they viewed as excessive and restrictive “regulation” here in the United States, U.S.-based transnational corporations invested their profits from the industrial boom of the 1920’s abroad, primarily in Japan and Germany. This process might well be viewed as the real beginning of what is now known as “globalization.” This reinvestment of the profits of the American industrial boom of the 1920’s in Japanese and German strategic heavy industry was the capital that drove the engines of conquest that subdued both Europe and Asia during World War II. On Sunday, we will highlight the American-German industrial axis and its various manifestations. On Monday, we will explore the American-Japanese industrial axis.


Supplemental Documentation about “The Christian West”

In FTR #1009, we reviewed and updated “Christian West” negotiations to have a Hitler-less Third Reich join with the Western Allies, undertaken by OSS representatives Allen Dulles and William Donovan, networking with Prince Max Egon von Hohenlohe, a proxy for SD officer Walter Schellenberg. In in his 1985 volume American Swastika, the late author Charles Higham provides us with insight into the Christian West concept, revealing the extent to which these SS/OSS negotiations set the template for the post-World War II world, as well as the degree of resonance that key Americans, such as Allen Dulles, had with Nazi ideology, anti-Semitism in particular. The postwar political and economic realities of the Dulles, Hohenlohe, Schellenberg meetings were further solidified when William (Wild Bill) Donovan entered into his “M” Project. Important to note in this context, is the dominant role in world affairs played by cartels, the fundamental element in the industrial and financial axis that was essential to the creation and perpetuation of fascism. Much of the Third Reich’s military industrial complex, the primacy of Germany in the postwar EU, as well as the correlation between postwar Europe as constructed in the Christian West negotiations and long-standing German plans for European domination are derivative of the power of cartels. The Christian West and “M” Projects: 1) Revealed that Allen Dulles’ views resonated with Third Reich anti-Semitism, and that his opinions were shared by other, like-minded American power brokers: ” . . . . He said that it would be unbearable for any decent European to think that the Jews might return someday, and that there must be no toleration of a return of the Jewish power positions. . . . He made the curious assertion that the Americans were only continuing the war to get rid of the Jews and that there were people in America who were intending to send the Jews to Africa. . . .” 2) Set the template for the postwar Federal Republic of Germany and the EU: ” . . . . He [Dulles] reiterated his desire for a greater European political federation–and foresaw the federal Germany that in fact took place. . . . Germany would be set up as the dominating force in industry and agriculture in continental Europe, at the heart of a continental state run by Germany, the U.S.A., and Great Britain as a focus of trade. . . .” 3) Were the vehicle for Allen Dulles to betray much of the Allied military plans for Southern Europe to the Third Reich: “. . . . Dulles now proceeded to supply Hohenlohe with dollops of secret intelligence, announcing that the U.S. Army would not land in Spain but, after conquering Tunisia, would advance from Africa toward the Ploesti oil fields to cut off the German oil supplies. He said it was likely the Allies would land in Sicily to cut off Rommel and control Italy from there, and thus secure the advance in the Balkans. Having given virtually the entire battle plan for Europe, top secret at the time, to one of Germany’s agents, Allen Dulles proceeded to the almost unnecessary rider that he had very good relations with the Vatican. . . .” 4) Directly foreshadowed the confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, which became the Cold War. “. . . . In other meetings, Dulles . . . . predicted that ‘the next world war would be between the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union.’ . . . .” 5) Were the occasion for Dulles to laud the “genius” of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels: “He . . . . described a recent speech by Dr. Goebbels as ‘a work of genius; I have rarely read a speech with such rational pleasure.’ . . . .”


“Day-X”

A recent “New York Times” article about the Freedom Party’s ascent to becoming a coalition partner in the Austrian government noted the “fascist file seizure” that followed Austria’s domestic intelligence service’s refusal to turn over a list of infiltrators into far right organizations in Austria (part of the Third Reich during World War II.) We covered this in FTR #1016. The former head of that domestic intelligence service likened the raid to “Day-X,” the time foreseen and heralded by Nazis as the occasion of their seizure of power. ” . . . . In far-right circles, the vaunted day neo-Nazis take power in a putsch is heralded as “Day X.” For some, like Ms. Geissler, that day is less fantastical than it may seem. ” . . . . ‘I have to honestly say, since I have been working in the far-right extremism area for a very long time and have a lot of information, my first thought was: This is it, it’s Day X,’ she recalled in a parliamentary hearing last year, describing the raid. . . .” Above, right, is a picture of SS general Anton Reinthaler, the founder of the Freedom Party, begun as a vehicle for re-introducing Third Reich veterans into the Austrian political process. This picture–worth at least 1,000 words–would indicate that “Day-X” arrived some time ago.


H.L. Hunt Funded the Nation of Islam; Malcolm X Vehemently Criticized the Relationship

A past event which gives context to the present concerns the late H.L. Hunt’s financing of the Nation of Islam. Before his assassination, Malcolm X called attention to this and it was among the reasons for the rupture of relations with the group and his departure from it. Hunt’s hatred of black folks and desire to see them repatriated to Africa (or worse) was the basis for his financial support. Divide and conquer. His granddaughter Leah Hunt-Hendrix is a financier of the, left wing of the Democratic Party, supposedly because she and other like-minded high-rollers wish to wean the Democratic Party from the influence of Big Money. Aside from the consummate irony of this dynamic, it calls to mind the possibility that the real reason for Hunt-Hendrix’s political generosity is to promote the refractory influence of Bernie, AOC, et al. Instead of attempting to unseat the moderate Democrats, who recaptured the House of Representatives from the GOP last year, and whose ideology does not fit their rigid ideological precepts, Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez et al would do well to roll up their sleeves and undertake the laborious, unsexy, but altogether necessary job of recapturing state legislatures and governors’ mansions from the GOP. THAT is the only way to effectively combat gerrymandering and voter suppression laws. Those manifest at the state level, something the GOP has effectively realized but that eludes the grasp of the “democratic socialists” who benefit from the likes of Hunt-Hendrix, Saikat Chakrabarti et al.


Modi Effects The Marriage of Hindutva Fascism and “Boseian” Fascism: The Snake Is Doing Wind Sprints in India

In a recent series, we hypothesized about a political synthesis between Narendra Modi’s Hindutva fascism and “Boseian” fascism. We updated that series in FTR #1069, noting the revisionist movement focused on AOC chief-of-staff Saikat Chakrabarti’s political idol Subhas Chandra Bose, pictured at right (with Narendra Modi sporting the cap of Bose’s Axis fighting forces), as well as the stunning, consummately important Deutsche-Indische Gesellschaft. The largest bilateral organization in Germany today, the Deutsche-Indische Gesellschaft is headed by Bose’s grandnephew Surya Kumar Bose, and specializes in facilitating Germans’ entry into India’s booming tech industry. S.K. Bose’s entry into Germany came via Alexander Werth, the World War II German translator for Bose’s European forces (which were folded into the Waffen SS.) With Adolf Hitler achieving considerable popularity in India, the merging of Narendra Modi’s Hindutva fascism with a “Boseian” fascism in that important country is one to contemplate. Now, Narendra Modi has effected that marriage, renaming the Andaman Islands as a tribute to Bose. The ceremony took place on the 75th anniversary of Bose’s renaming of them under the brutal Japanese occupation during World War II. At the ceremony, 1 ) Modi wore a cap of the Azad Hind Fauj, Bose’s fighting formation in Asia; 2) Modi lauded Bose and emphasized that he was completing what Bose had begun in 1943; 3) Modi issued a commemorative stamp honoring Bose, a coin honoring Bose, as well as naming a university after “The Duce of Bengal” (as Bose was nicknamed, a reference fo his idol Benito Mussolini); 4 ) Modi had the assembly turn on the flashlights on their phones as a tribute to Bose; 5) Modi prayed at a giant statue of Bose. The Japanese occupation of the Islands that Bose used to his advantage was brutal: “. . . . ‘Japanese troops acted harshly against local populations. The Japanese military police were especially feared. Food and vital necessities were confiscated by the occupiers causing widespread misery and starvation by the end of the war.’ The situation was the same in Port Blair and surrounding villages and nearby islands such as Neil Island and Havelock Island. I have come across many stories of the fear of the Kempeitai, the Japanese military police – of the arrests, the beatings, the hunger, the fear and anxiety that had gripped the people with hundreds in jail for suspicion of spying for the British. . . .”


Barabarians in Baraboo

We have noted the photo of Baraboo, Wisconsin high school students giving the Nazi salute at their junior prom Now, Baraboo Ukrainian-American youth have erected statues of Ukrainian pogromist Simonon Petlura (transliterated spellings vary), along with Ukrainian Nazi leaders Roman Shukhevych and Stephan Bandera.


Supplement to the “Socialists for Trump and Hitler (The ‘Assistance’)” Series: Walkin’ the Cobra in India

In a recent series, we have noted the many apparent intelligence community and fascist connections to the self-branded socialists who have emerged in the left-wing of the Democratic Party–Indian fascists in particular. We updated that series in FTR #1069, noting the revisionist movement focused on AOC chief-of-staff Chakrabarti’s political idol Subhas Chandra Bose, pictured at right, as well as the stunning, consummately important Deutsche-Indische Gesellschaft. With Adolf Hitler achieving considerable popularity in India, the possible merging of Narendra Modi’s Hindutva fascism with a “Boseian” fascism in that important country is one to contemplate. India is: the second most populous country on earth; a huge economy; a nuclear power; geopolitically situated in an important way. If it becomes Nazi/fascist, the importance of that event could not be exaggerated.


Update on the Murder of Gauri Lankesh

In FTR #990, we highlighted the assassination of investigative reporter Gauri Lankesh. We also noted the irony in Pierre Omidyar evolving into an icon of investigative reporting by virtue of his launching of “The Intercept,” when he helped elect Narendra Modi and helped to install the OUN/B successor organizations in power in Ukraine. Both regimes have manifested lethal hostility to investigative journalists and political activists. In an update on Lankesh’s killing, we note that her murder occurs in the context of unprecedented pressure on, and itimidation of, the media by the Hindutva fascist regime of Narendra Modi. ” . . . . Since he took office in 2014, Modi has not held a single news conference in India. Among B.J.P. politicians, a popular term for journalists is “presstitutes.’ A dispatch on Indian journalism last year by the Committee to Protect Journalists described an unprecedented climate of self-censorship and fear, reporting, ‘The media is in the worst state India has ever seen.’ . . . . In these circumstances, Lankesh’s audacity and integrity were all the more notable. And her murder has deepened the chill. . . . Jignesh Mevani, a legislator and an activist from Gujarat, fears that if the B.J.P. is re-elected, its extremist supporters will be emboldened. ‘Every year they will kill 10 to 15 of our kind of people and put 10 to 15 of our kind of people in jail,’ he told me at a July meeting in Bangalore in Lankesh’s honor. ‘So by the time they are in power for a decade, the major faces of the progressive civil rights movements of this country will be gone.’ Lankesh’s murder seemed to fit what was by then an unmistakable pattern of assassinations of intellectuals who opposed the fundamentalist-Hindu ideology that animates the B.J.P., all of which remained unsolved. Between 2013 and 2015, three religiously freethinking Indian writers and activists were shot dead near their homes by assailants who escaped on motorcycles: the doctor Narendra Dabholkar, in Pune; the politician Govind Pansare, in Kolhapur; and the scholar M.M. Kalburgi, in Dharwad. After Kalburgi’s murder, scores of Indian writers returned their awards from the National Academy of Letters to protest both the lack of progress in the murder investigations and the B.J.P.’s silence over rising intolerance, to no effect. There was much anxious speculation over who might be the next writer to die. . . .” After much delay, Hindutva fascists have been arrested in connection with Lankesh’s killing: ” . . . . in May, the Karnataka Police’s special investigation team filed a charge sheet against a Hindutva activist named K.T. Naveen Kumar, running to some 650 pages and accusing him of criminal conspiracy, among other things. Fifteen more suspects have been arrested and charged in the months since then . . . . According to the police, forensics indicated that the gun that killed Lankesh was potentially also used in two of the three other unsolved assassinations that seemed to fit the same pattern. The police suspect that the accused are part of an apparently nameless, multistate right-wing assassination network with at least 60 members. Many of the accused have connections with a small, secretive Hindutva group called the Sanatan Sanstha, members of which have previously been arrested as suspects in four separate bombings of public places. . . . Perhaps the most extraordinary discovery the police have made in their investigation of Lankesh’s murder is a detailed diary recovered from the home of a leading suspect. In it were two lists, ostensibly of people the conspirators wanted dead, reportedly including Veerabhadra Chennamalla, a liberal-minded Hindu priest, and K.S. Bhagavan, an outspokenly atheist Shakespeare scholar. First on one of the lists was Girish Karnad, who is perhaps the greatest living Kannada playwright. All have been particularly forthright in their criticism of Hindutva. Second on one list was Lankesh. In the months since she was shot, some of her friends and colleagues have grown more cautious about what they write and say and post to social media, even as this year’s unusually fraught and uncertain Election Day approaches. . . . .”


KriSSpy Kreme: “. . . . Father and son joined the Nazi party and donated to the SS even before Hitler came to power. . . .”

In FTR #1012, we discussed the powerful German Reimann family (the country’s second-wealthiest), their JAB holding company and its many commercial properties, noting the clan’s extreme secrecy: ” . . . . The lack of involvement is allegedly part of the family policy, which also includes signing a codex on one’s 18th birthday pledging to stay out of the public as much as possible, thus making them one of the most private billionaire families. . . .” We also speculated about the possibility that the Reimann industrial empire might be a component of the remarkable and deadly flight capital organization. A recent article in the German periodical “Bild” disclosed the Reimann family’s massive involvement with the Third Reich and numerous American publications highlighted that information, revealing that: 1) ” . . . . Albert Reimann Sr. and his son Albert Reimann Jr., who ran the company in the 1930s and 1940s, were enthusiastic Hitler supporters and anti-Semites, who condoned the abuse of forced laborers, not only in their industrial chemicals company in southern Germany, but also in their own home. . . .” 2) ” . . . . Female workers from Eastern Europe were forced to stand at attention naked in their factory barracks. Those who refused were sexually abused. . . .” 3) ” . . . . The Reimann case stands out for the particular brutality detailed in some of the reported documents, and the fact that father and son appear to have been involved in the abuse themselves, said Andreas Wirsching, director of the Munich-based Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History. . . .” 4) ” . . . . Based on what has been revealed so far, Mr. Wirsching, the historian, said the Reimanns had most likely not just been opportunists but also ‘committed Nazis.’ Father and son joined the Nazi Party and donated to the SS even before Hitler came to power. [In 1931, the same year they joined the NSDAP–D.E.] In July 1937, Albert Reimann Jr. wrote a letter to Heinrich Himmler, the leader of the SS, who oversaw the Holocaust. ‘We are a purely Aryan family business that is over 100 years old,’ he wrote. ‘The owners are unconditional followers of the race theory.’ . . .” 5) ” . . . . The Reimanns initially made their fortune from a chemical company that became Reckitt Benckiser, the $58 billion consumer products giant whose brands include Lysol. They then channeled much of their wealth into JAB, a conglomerate that has become one of the biggest players in the consumer world through a rapid-fire series of corporate takeovers. JAB has spent billions to become a rival to the likes of Starbucks and Nestlé by buying chains like Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Krispy Kreme and Pret A Manger. Last year, it also helped the pod-coffee company Keurig Green Mountain buy Dr Pepper Snapple for nearly $19 billion. It also controls the cosmetics giant Coty, owner of Calvin Klein fragrances, and previously owned luxury fashion labels like Jimmy Choo. . . .”