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FTR #103 Updates of Miscellaneous Stories

Lis­ten: Side 1 [1] | Side 2 [2]

These seg­ments update a num­ber of top­ics cov­ered in the past. After a brief dis­cus­sion of a recent deci­sion to exhume the remains of P‑2 Lodge mem­ber and Vat­i­can finan­cial advis­er Rober­to Calvi (whose 1982 “sui­cide” appears to have been con­nect­ed to the col­lapse of his Ban­co Ambrosiano), the broad­cast focus­es on: the Pope’s beat­i­fi­ca­tion of fas­cist col­lab­o­ra­tors from World War II; the recent mur­der of an asso­ciate of key Iran-Con­tra play­er Monz­er Al-Kas­sar; the appar­ent pow­er pol­i­tics of Big Oil in parts of the for­mer Sovi­et Union and the his­to­ry of the Sau­di Ara­bi­an Wahabi sec­t’s machi­na­tions with West­ern oil com­pa­nies; the grow­ing con­flict between Amer­i­can and Ger­man intel­li­gence agen­cies (“The Bat­tle of Men­with Hill”); the career and activ­i­ties of Ger­man fas­cist pub­lish­er and mil­lion­aire Ger­hard Frey; con­gres­sion­al leg­is­la­tion that would shed light on his­tor­i­cal con­nec­tions between U.S. intel­li­gence and Nazi war crim­i­nals; the dis­ap­pear­ance of Ger­man files on the loot­ing of gold dur­ing World War II; the alleged con­fir­ma­tion of the World War II death of Mar­tin Bor­mann.