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FTR #1069 Socialists for Trump and Hitler, (The “Assistance”), Part 9: Walkin’ the Snake in India

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Subhas Chandra Bose Meets Hitler

Introduction: In the conclusion to FTR #1068, we ruminated about the possibility of a post-World War II “Boseian” or “Boseist” underground in India. We also speculated about the possibility of  a Serpent’s Walk scenario, in which revisionist historical claims about Subhas Chandra Bose being the real liberator of India–not Mahatma Gandhi, would be a point of entry for the re-branding of fascism as “anti-imperialist” or “anti-colonialist.” (An article in the periodical of the Liberty Lobby’s Holocaust revisionist Institute of Historical Review makes that claim.)

In Serpent’s Walk, the Nazi SS go underground, buy into the opinion-forming media and, after a series of terrorist incidents involving WMD’s devastate the U.S., martial law is declared and the SS descendants take over. The Third Reich and the Axis go down in history as the “good guys.”

In this program, we highlight the ongoing, operational legacy of Subhas Chandra Bose, its links to contemporary India and Germany, its presence in the German commercial landscape dominated by the remarkable and deadly Bormann capital network, and the networking between this Boseian underground and Japanese elements.

Subhas Chandra Bose–Compare this picture with that on the T-Shirt of AOC’s chief of staff.

Key aspects of this milieu include:

  1. Narendra Modi’s networking with Surya Kumar Bose, Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew, promising to declassify files on Bose.
  2. Surya Bose’s presidency of the Indo-German association” . . . . Surya, who has a software consultancy business in Hamburg and is president of the Indo-German Association . . . .”
  3. The genesis of the Indo-German association in Germany during World War II: ” . . . . The DIG was set up on September 11, 1942, by Subhash Chandra Bose at Hotel Atlanta in Hamburg.’ . . . . Bose recounts, adding that the DIG today is the largest bilateral organisation in Germany, with 27 branches. As a consultant he often guides Germans keen on working in the booming Indian IT sector. He is also a founder-member of the German-Indian Round Table, an informal gathering that seeks to further mutual business interests. . . .”
  4. Surya Kuma Bose’s networking with Alexander Werth, the German translator for Subhas Chandra Bose’s German forces, which were folded into the Waffen SS at the end of World War II. ” . . . . Back in the day, Netaji’s stay in Germany had proved instrumental in shaping his struggle. Decades later, that legacy would play a pivotal role in shaping his grandnephew’s career. Bose came to Germany on the advice of Alexander Werth, Netaji’s German interpreter in the Indian Legion. . . .”
  5. The collaboration of Surya Kumar Bose, Alexander Werth and World War II associates of Subhas Chandra Bose in both Germany and Japan in the compilation of a biography that fundamentally revises the history of “the Netaji.” ” . . . . Its six parts deal with his experiences in India, Germany and Japan and have been co-authored by people who either worked with, or were close associates of, his during his stay in their respective countries. The aim of the biography is to place Subhas Chandra Bose in a correct historical perspective with regard to his much publicized revolutionary activities, and to provide an understanding of an extremely complex man, much maligned by Britain and greatly misunderstood by her allies. . . .”
  6. The Nehru government’s surveillance of Aniya Nath Bose–very close to Subhas Chandra Bose–while Aniya was in Japan, an epicenter of the Subhas Chandra’s World War II operations. ” . . . . Documents accessed by author Anuj Dhar for his book ‘India’s Biggest Cover-up’ show that Nehru, in a letter dated November 26, 1957 to the then foreign secretary Subimal Dutt sought to know what Bose’s nephew Amiya Nath Bose was doing in Tokyo. . . .  Amiya Bose, son of Subhas’s brother Sarat Chandra Bose, was known to be close to Netaji. . . .”
  7. An article in the Holocaust revisionist periodical of the Institute for Historical review that attributes the liberation of India to–you guessed it–Subhas Chandra Bose, not Gandhi: ” . . . . When the new version of the history of the Twentieth Century India, and especially the episode of the country’s unique struggle for independence comes to be written, it will no doubt single out but one person who made the most significant and outstanding contribution among all his compatriots toward the emancipation of his motherland from the shackles of an alien bondage. During World War II this man strode across two continents like a colossus, and the footsteps of his army of liberation reverberated through the forests and plains of Europe and the jungles and mountains of Asia. His armed assaults shook the very foundations of the British Empire. His name was Subhas Chandra Bose. . . .”

Subhas Chandra Bose (left) with Heinrich Himmler.

As discussed in the first eight programs of this series, Saikat Chakrabarti is the power behind throne, so to speak, for AOC. Both of the political action committees he founded are fundamental to the political ascent of AOC. Those PAC’s–Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress–contributed $900,000.00 on AOC’s behalf to a political consulting firm also headed by Chakrabarti. Chakrabarti is AOC’s chief of staff and was her campaign manager. Saikat Chakrabarti idolizes Subhas Chandra Bose!

Fundamental to an understanding of the criticism Mr. Emory has expressed of the Bernie Sanders and AOC phenomena is the strategic use of anti-Communism by the Underground Reich and related elements.

In the early 1960’s, there was a plot afoot on the part of Nazi elements to use anti-Communism to enslave America. Might some of the elements we have seen in this series have coalesced in such a context? One cannot use anti-Communism to enslave America without Communists. Is this why we see far-right and explicitly fascist elements grouped around Bernie Sanders and AOC?

General Walker and the Murder of President Kennedy by Jeffrey H. Caufield, M.D.; Moreland Press [HC]; Copyright 2015 Jeffrey H. Caufield; ISBN-13: 978-0-9915637-0-8; pp. 86-87.

. . . . Garrison did not provide an explanation for all of the [David Ferrie] note’s subject matter. However, he did know the meaning of “flying Baragona in the Beech.” “Beech” refers to the model of Ferrie’s airplane, a Beechcraft. Baragona was a Nazi from Fort Sill. . . .

. . . . Garrison also obtained a transcript of a letter written by Ferrie to Baragona. Next to Baragona’s name, Garrison wrote: “Note Baragona is important.” The letter had been sent to Garrison by Glenn Pinchback, and a carbon copy was sent to Mendel Rivers, a congressman from Georgia. (Pinchback worked in the Operations Command at Fort Sill, where he intercepted mail.) In the letter, Ferrie shared his dream of the re-unification of Germany and living in a world where all the currency was in Deutschmarks. Pinchback’s summation of the letter described a “Neo-Nazi plot to enslave America in the name of anti-Communism,” and “a neo-Nazi plot gargantuan in scope.” The Ferrie letter spoke of the need to kill all the Kennedys and Martin Luther King, Jr. . . . Pinchback also reportedly obtained a letter from David Ferrie to Baragona confessing his role in the assassination of Robert Gehrig, who was a Nazi and Fort Sill soldier. . . .”

Bose T-Shirt

The true character of Saikat Chakrabarti’s apparent idol Subhas Chandra Bose’s politics is to be found in his 1935 networking with Mussolini: “. . . . Netaji Bose, by his own admission in his book, ‘Indian Struggle’ (published in 1935 in London), believed India needed a political system that was a mix of fascism and communism — something that he called samyavad. Netaji made a special trip to Rome in 1935 to present a copy of his book to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, whom he greatly admired and whose ideals he would follow for the rest of his life. . . .”

Subhas Chandra Bose’s politics were the antithesis of what we would expect from the AOC camp: “. . . . In a speech the same year in Singapore, Bose spoke about India needing a ruthless dictator for 20 years after liberation. Then Singapore daily, Sunday Express (now defunct), printed his speech where he said, ‘So long as there is a third party, ie the British, these dissensions will not end. These will go on growing. They will disappear only when an iron dictator rules over India for 20 years. For a few years at least, after the end of British rule in India, there must be a dictatorship…No other constitution can flourish in this country and it is so to India’s good that she shall be ruled by a dictator, to begin with . . . .”

Program Highlights Include: Review of the Unification Church as an extension of the Japanese Patriotic and Ultranationalist Societies, with which Subhas Chandra Bose networked; discussion of the contrast between Gandhi’s asceticism and Bose’s personal extravagance and self-glorification; summary review of the fascist antecedents of the Hindutva fascism of Narendra Modi, the RSS and the BJP.

1a. Hindutva fascist Narendra Modi networked with Surya Kumar Bose, Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew in Germany, agreeing to release files on “the Netaji.”

“PM Modi to ‘Personally’ Look into Netaji Files” by Subhro Niyogi; The Times of India; 4/15/2015.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew, Surya Bose, in Berlin, and promised to examine the request for declassification of all files related to events since his death or disappearance in Taiwan on August 18, 1945. Speaking to TOI over phone from Hamburg on Tuesday, Surya said he requested Modi to “right a wrong that has been propagated by Congress”, adding, “I urged the Prime Minister to release the classified files on Netaji. He was extremely positive and promised to personally look into the declassification of the Netaji documents.” . . .

. . . . The meeting late on Monday between Modi and Surya, who has a software consultancy business in Hamburg and is president of the Indo-German Association, lasted for over half-an-hour, and is significant in the light of recent disclosures of the Nehru administration’s surveillance on Netaji’s kin. Surya is the grandson of Netaji’s elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose, and son of Amiya Nath Bose, who too was among those under watch. . . .

1b. Surya Kumar Bose is president of the Indo-German association. ” . . . . Surya, who has a software consultancy business in Hamburg and is president of the Indo-German Association . . . .”

We note the genesis of the Indo-German association in Germany during World War II: ” . . . . The DIG was set up on September 11, 1942, by Subhash Chandra Bose at Hotel Atlanta in Hamburg.’ . . . . Bose recounts, adding that the DIG today is the largest bilateral organisation in Germany, with 27 branches. As a consultant he often guides Germans keen on working in the booming Indian IT sector. He is also a founder-member of the German-Indian Round Table, an informal gathering that seeks to further mutual business interests. . . .”

Note, also, Surya Kuma Bose’s networking with Alexander Werth, the German translator for Subhas Chandra Bose’s German forces, which were folded into the Waffen SS at the end of World War II. ” . . . . Back in the day, Netaji’s stay in Germany had proved instrumental in shaping his struggle. Decades later, that legacy would play a pivotal role in shaping his grandnephew’s career. Bose came to Germany on the advice of Alexander Werth, Netaji’s German interpreter in the Indian Legion. . . .”

SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE (1897-1945).
Indian nationalist leader. Bose (right) with Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo at a parade for Indian national independence at Shonan, Japan. Photographed 1944.

“Legacy Wrapped in a Mystery” by Ragini Bhuyan; The Hindu BusinessLine; 7/17/2015.

At Surya Kumar Bose’s simple but elegant home in Hamburg, you cannot miss the large black-and-white portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Showing Netaji reading out the proclamation of the provincial government of the Azad Hind Fauj in Singapore, the photo underlines a family legacy: Bose is the grandnephew of the man who led an armed movement against India’s erstwhile British rulers.

“If you take into account the fact that the Azad Hind Fauj was the first independent government of India, then Netaji could be considered India’s first head of state,” he says as we settle down for an interview. Bose is the president of the Hamburg chapter of the Deutsche Indische Gessellschaft (DIG), the Indo-German Association that promotes ties between the two countries. “The DIG was set up on September 11, 1942, by Subhash Chandra Bose at Hotel Atlanta in Hamburg. That was also the occasion when Jana Gana Mana was first sung as the national anthem,” Bose recounts, adding that the DIG today is the largest bilateral organisation in Germany, with 27 branches. As a consultant he often guides Germans keen on working in the booming Indian IT sector. He is also a founder-member of the German-Indian Round Table, an informal gathering that seeks to further mutual business interests.

Back in the day, Netaji’s stay in Germany had proved instrumental in shaping his struggle. Decades later, that legacy would play a pivotal role in shaping his grandnephew’s career. Bose came to Germany on the advice of Alexander Werth, Netaji’s German interpreter in the Indian Legion. . . .

1c. The collaboration of Surya Kumar Bose, Alexander Werth and World War II associates of Subhas Chandra Bose in both Germany and Japan in the compilation of a biography that fundamentally revises the history of “the Netaji.” ” . . . . Its six parts deal with his experiences in India, Germany and Japan and have been co-authored by people who either worked with, or were close associates of, his during his stay in their respective countries. The aim of the biography is to place Subhas Chandra Bose in a correct historical perspective with regard to his much publicized revolutionary activities, and to provide an understanding of an extremely complex man, much maligned by Britain and greatly misunderstood by her allies. . . .”

Beacon Across Asia by Alexander Werth, S.K. Bose and S.A. Ayer; Orient Black Swan Limited [HC]; ISBN 978 81 250 46769.

. . . . This is the English edition of a trilingual biography of Subhas Chandra Bose, the German and Japanese editions being the other two. Its six parts deal with his experiences in India, Germany and Japan and have been co-authored by people who either worked with, or were close associates of, his during his stay in their respective countries. The aim of the biography is to place Subhas Chandra Bose in a correct historical perspective with regard to his much publicized revolutionary activities, and to provide an understanding of an extremely complex man, much maligned by Britain and greatly misunderstood by her allies. . . .

1d. The true character of Subhas Chandra Bose’s politics is to be found in his 1935 networking with Mussolini, and in his vision for a ruthless dictatorship to rule India after independence.

“Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Wanted Ruthless Dictatorship in India for 20 Years” by Manimugdha S. Sharma; The Times of India; 1/24/2016.

Recent allegations about a newly independent India under Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru snooping on the kin of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is what conspiracy theorists and spin doctors needed to push their agenda — that Netaji was a greater patriot than Pandit Nehru. . . .

. . . . Netaji Bose, by his own admission in his book, “Indian Struggle” (published in 1935 in London), believed India needed a political system that was a mix of fascism and communism — something that he called samyavad. Netaji made a special trip to Rome in 1935 to present a copy of his book to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, whom he greatly admired and whose ideals he would follow for the rest of his life. . . .

. . . . In a speech the same year in Singapore, Bose spoke about India needing a ruthless dictator for 20 years after liberation. Then Singapore daily, Sunday Express (now defunct), printed his speech where he said, “So long as there is a third party, ie the British, these dissensions will not end. These will go on growing. They will disappear only when an iron dictator rules over India for 20 years. For a few years at least, after the end of British rule in India, there must be a dictatorship…No other constitution can flourish in this country and it is so to India’s good that she shall be ruled by a dictator, to begin with  . . . .

. . . . In 1938, at the 51st session of the Congress at Haripura, Bose was the president. He organized for himself a grand ceremony that was no less than a victory march of a triumphant ancient Indian king returning from digvijaya. He supposedly entered the venue in a chariot drawn by 51 bullocks, accompanied by 51 girls in saffron saris, after a two-hour procession through 51 gates that also had 51 brass bands playing. He would do similar shows in Southeast Asia when he came to the helm of Indian National Army and Indian Independence League. . . .”

1e. As indicated in this document, the “Boseist” and “Boseian”underground about which we speculated in FTR #1068 is real, and appears to have precipitated the surveillance of Bose’s relatives by the Nehru government.

“64 Netaji Files Locked Up in ‘Secret Cell’ in Kolkata” by Subhro Niyogi; The Times of India; 4/17/2015.

. . . . The Nehru regime snoop reports that have rocked the country are only a trickle from the reams of classified documents on Netaji still locked away in a ‘secret cell’ in Kolkata. Sixty-four files pertaining to Subhash Chandra Bose — including intelligence reports on surveillance over his relatives between 1947 and 1968 — are still being kept secret by the Bengal government, says Netaji’s grandnephew Abhijit Ray. “The two files whose contents created a sensation last week are locked up in a safe at the Special Branch office on Lord Sinha Road. There are at least 62 other files in the same office, referred to as ‘home cell department’ of West Bengal, that are yet to be disclosed,” Ray told TOI. . . .

1f. Of particular significance is the Nehru government’s surveillance of Aniya Nath Bose–very close to Subhas Chandra Bose–while Aniya was in Japan, an epicenter of the Subhas Chandra’s World War II operations. ” . . . . Documents accessed by author Anuj Dhar for his book ‘India’s Biggest Cover-up’ show that Nehru, in a letter dated November 26, 1957 to the then foreign secretary Subimal Dutt sought to know what Bose’s nephew Amiya Nath Bose was doing in Tokyo. . . .  Amiya Bose, son of Subhas’s brother Sarat Chandra Bose, was known to be close to Netaji. . . .”

“Papers Reveal Jawarharlal Nehru’s Hand in Snooping on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Kin” by Himanshi Dhawan; The Times of India; 4/12/2015.

The controversy over whether the Nehru government ordered surveillance on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s family seems set to escalate following disclosure that the first PM had personally sought information on their whereabouts. Documents accessed by author Anuj Dhar for his book ‘India’s Biggest Cover-up’ show that Nehru, in a letter dated November 26, 1957 to the then foreign secretary Subimal Dutt sought to know what Bose’s nephew Amiya Nath Bose was doing in Tokyo. . . .  Amiya Bose, son of Subhas’s brother Sarat Chandra Bose, was known to be close to Netaji. . . .

3a. It appears that Subhas Chandra Bose is a focal point for pro-Axis historical revisionism, positioning the fascists of World War II  as “anti-colonialist” liberators.

An adulatory article in the Institute for Historical Review (published by the Holocaust revisionist and pro-Nazi Liberty Lobby) hails Bose, not Mahatma Gandhi, as the true liberator of India. ” . . . . When the new version of the history of the Twentieth Century India, and especially the episode of the country’s unique struggle for independence comes to be written, it will no doubt single out but one person who made the most significant and outstanding contribution among all his compatriots toward the emancipation of his motherland from the shackles of an alien bondage. During World War II this man strode across two continents like a colossus, and the footsteps of his army of liberation reverberated through the forests and plains of Europe and the jungles and mountains of Asia. His armed assaults shook the very foundations of the British Empire. His name was Subhas Chandra Bose. . . .”

Interestingly, and  perhaps significantly, the writer–Ranjan Borra–has a background as a writer for the Unification Church run and owned Washington Times. In FTR #970–among other programs–we examined the Unification Church as an extension of the Japanese Patriotic and Ultranationalist Societies, the most important of which was the Black Dragon Society, with which Subhas Chandra Bose networked.

“Subhas Chandra Bose, the Indian National Army and the War of India’s Liberation” by Ranjan Borra; The Institute for Historical Review; Winter 1982 (Vol. 3, No. 4), pages 407-439.

. . . . Ranjan Borra . . . . contributed articles on Asian political affairs to various periodicals, including the daily Washington Times newspaper. . . .

3b. The program concludes with an interview done in December of 1991 with Daniel Junas, an expert on the Unification Church. Junas–like Mr. Emory–feels that the Unification Church is an extension of the Patriotic and Ultranationalist Societies. This is against the background of:

  1. Subhas Chandra Bose’s work with the Black Dragon Society, the largest of the Patriotic and Ultranatinalist Societies.
  2. The presence in Japan of Amiya Bose, who was very close to Subhas Chandra Bose (inclining then Prime Minister Nehru to keep Amiya Bose under surveillance.)
  3. The collaboration of Amiya’s son Surya Kumar Bose with Bose’s World War II German translator Alexander Werth on both the Indo-German Society (founded by Subhas Chandra Bose in 1942 in Hamburg) and on the book Beacon Across Asia, written by German and Japanese World War II collaborators of Subhas Chandra Bose.
  4. The historical revisionism expressed in the Liberty Lobby subsidiary Institute for Historical Review’s Journal of Historical Review that it was Bose, not Gandhi, who actually freed India from colonial rule. This article was written by Ranjan Borra, who wrote for the Unification Church-owned Washington Times.

 

Discussion

One comment for “FTR #1069 Socialists for Trump and Hitler, (The “Assistance”), Part 9: Walkin’ the Snake in India”

  1. Thanks Dave, for including the interview with Daniel Junas. For those who haven’t read Junas’ article about the Moon Organization, here is the link:

    http://covertactionquarterly.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/CAQ38.pdf
    (Pages 22-27)

    Further in this post, I’ve excerpted one of the articles referenced in the Junas’ article above.

    Besides making some claims to support your hypothesis, Dave, about Sun Myung Moon and the Japanese Patriotic Societies, the article also mentions Frank Buchman and his Moral Rearmament movement. My own hypothesis is that the very same Japanese forces that backed the Moon Organization had previously backed Buchman’s as well.

    And as an aside, Buchman was a political operative in the same “milieu” as Abraham Vereide (that you’ve done shows on already). Moon’s organization also had ties to Vereide, based on my own research.

    So here are the excerpts:

    ———————–

    http://religion.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/servlet/outpdf?id=A00770360093

    FAR EASTERN ECONOMIC REVIEW – pp. 19-22

    By John Roberts

    In Japan…The Unification Church is known variously as SEKAI TOITSU KYOKAI, TOITSU GENRI, OR GENRI UNDO, with numerous variations. The main adjuncts or manifestations of the Church are the KOKUSAI SHOKYO RENGO (International Federation for Victory over Communism of IFFVOC), which is essentially the Japanese chapter or counterpart of the World Anticommunist League/Asian People’s Anticommunist League (WACL/APACL): and the Genri Group under which various student activities are conducted.

    In a top position is Professor Juitsu Kitaoka, a leader of the United Nations Association and member of several pro-American rightist organizations. He is described as a violent anti-communist advocating rearmament…Kitaoka is a long-time associate of Dr. Tetsuzo Watanabe, a former film tycoon whose ideas are no less violent.

    Organiser of the APACL in Japan, Watanabe became international president of the WACL/APACL, the IFFVOC’s alter ego. Watanabe was closely connected with US Army intelligence and maintained relations with prominent McCarthyites in the U.S.

    GENRI leaders, by their own admission, have been collaborating with the KCIA, and their movement worked in alliance with other organizations, notably the centrist SOKA GAKKAI and ultranationalist groups such as underworld boss Yoshio Kodama’s Youth Thought Study Society, and of course the IFFVOC, established jointly by Moon and gambling czar Ryoichi Sasakawa in 1967…Later, however, under president Sasakawa, a more presentable line-up of complaisant politicians, businessmen and scholars was mustered.

    The IFFVOC was based originally on Sasakawa’s Federation of Motorboat Racing Associations…It appears that the IFFVOC serves Sasakawa as a private police force for his motor-boat courses…Sasakawa’s remarks indicate that he considers it as patriotic militia in reserve for political crises, similar to Hitler’s brownshirts and the uniformed militarist party that Sasakawa, a self-proclaimed fascist, organised during the 1930s.

    …the Moon Machine established the World Peace Academy (WPA) in South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. The Japan Chapter, set up in 1974, is reported to include among its consultants James Stewart of the Asia Foundation (an old CIA front) and Masahide Kanayama, a paid lobbyist of the South Korean Government and allegedly of the KCIA. One of the WPA’s activities is the International Congress for World Peace, to be held in Japan this summer under the co-sponsorship of the International Cultural Foundation, another Moon front. The WPA seems to have enlisted the active support or participation of the potent Japan
    Federation of Employers Associations, the Japan Productivity Centre, the Nomura Research Institute and the Mitsubishi Research Institute in its National Goals project for the study of Japan’s strategy in the 1980s.

    The Moon Machine in Japan operates a…trading firm known as TOITSU SANGYO (Unification Industries) which raised eyebrows several years ago by importing several hundred shotguns and powerful air rifles manufactured by the Reverend Moon’s munitions factories in South Korea which assemble M-16 rifles on a knockdown basis under US license and manufacture parts for the same weapons. Significantly, the shotguns and air rifles mentioned above were imported for the militant IFFVOC…

    The picture is admittedly no more than an out-of-focus snapshot of the tip of the iceberg. Some of the Japan connections have been revealed or hinted at in the Koreagate investigations, but so far there has been no general expose…However, it has been reported that 200 Japanese right-wing politicians receive financial
    support from the Unification Church and its affiliates, or directly from the KCIA. This may be an understatement since at least 2,000 prominent Japanese politicians, businessmen and scholars as well as underworld bosses lend their support to Moon’s movement.

    It may be recalled that Kishi, once a key figure in General Tojo’s World War II cabinet, became one of the most passionate spokesmen for Dr. Frank Buchman’s MORAL REARMAMENT (MRA) in the 1950s and 1960s. The sriking similarities between the moral precepts and secular programmes of MRA and Moon’s church is of interest here because the latter was born as an international movement at the very time when MRA was swiftly declining in Japan. Following the upheaval over the Security Treaty in 1960, which forced his resignation as prime minister, Kishi declared with characteristic hyperbole: “But for MORAL REARMAMENT, Japan would be under communist control today.” Curiously, little heard about MRA after the early 1960s. Instead, there was much bombast about the Asian People’s Anticommunist League, in which Kishi played the same role as elder statesman and spokesman. There are reports that in 1959 or thereabouts Moon played go-between for an alliance between the MRA leadership and the APACL. When the World Anticommunist League and IFFVOC were formed in late 1966 and 1967 respectively, Kishi again came to the fore…

    Revelations of the Fraser and Jaworski committees somehow stopped to exposing well-documented Korean depredations in Japan. Perhaps for diplomatic reasons, the US Government preferred to confine its investigation to events that occurred in the US, ignoring the fact that the Korean scandal is trilateral, with operations that involve and affect all three countries.

    Also conspicuously absent from the investigation is evidence linking the CIA with the KCIA, its creation, and its grandchild, the Unification Church.

    In court of law, the existence of such a link could not be proved but clues are everywhere. One of them is a series of documents (Supplement to Part 4) submitted in the March 1968 hearings of the Zablocki Committee. The concern a William A. Curtin Jr. and the Korean Freedom and Cultural Foundation. Curtin, an Army intelligence colonel, had been attached to the office of the Secretary of Defense. In 1959-60, he served a tour as adviser to the South Korean Army. In September 1960, he made a brief official trip to Japan and South Korea “where he met various ranking Korean government officials.”

    His activities until his retirement in 1962 are not specified, but thereafter he devoted his time conning prominent Americans into lending their names or financial suport to the non-existent Korean Cultural and Freedom Foundation (KCFF). This was nominally to promote friendly relations between the two countries in commemoration of the Korean War, but in practice it was used to raise funds for propaganda, suborning of American politicians and funding KCIA operations in Japan and Korea as well as the U.S., according to Department of Justice reports.

    The foundation was formally registered in 1964 by Curtain (vice-president) and two American dummy directors. Astonishingly, the two honorary predsidents were REAL presidents – Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower – and the KCCF president was Admiral Arleigh Burke of World War II fame.

    The honorary chairman of KCFF was Kim Jong Pil, founder of the KCIA who used the Unification Church as his tool. Serving as vice-presidents were Dr. Yang Yu Chan, ROK ambassador to Washington, and (later) Pak Bo Hi, the Reverend Moon’s right-hand man. The board of directors and advisory board – more than 100 persons in all – is a veritable roster of the American political and financial elite. How Curtin, reported by the FBI to be a dipsomaniac and a sick man (he died in 1965), could have assembled such a brilliant array of supporters is puzzling indeed. Probably, the dignataries did not inquire too deeply into the affairs of the organization whose overt activities included the promotion of the Little Angels of Korea choral group and financial support for the APACL Freedom Centre (APACLFC) in Seoul, Korea, which was also a client of Asia Foundation…

    Another project of KCFF was Radio of Free Asia (ROFA), established in 1966 with General Dwight Eisenhower, Admiral Burke, and Ambassador Chang as honorary heads and Pak Bo Hi as executive director. On the advisory council were six senators, 12 congressmen and eight state governors as well as Richard Nixon and Ed Sullivan. ROFA raised political funds for dubious destinations and beamed pro-American propaganda to Asia during the Vietnam War. The US Department of Justice heard many complaints about ROFA…and in 1971 showed signs of investigating it on suspicion of violating the Foreign Registration Act and abusing its privileges as a tax-free foundation.

    Through divine providence or other means, Pak Bo Hi secured the legal services of Robert Amory Jr., former deputy director of the CIA and a law partner of Thomas G. Corcoran, an adviser to the CIA and a prominent lobbyist for the ROK and Taiwan. The Justice Department dropped the investigation like a radioactive potato, and the KCFF and ROFA continued their work for the KCIA unmolested until the Koreagate investigation brought them out into the shrivelling glare of public opinion.

    These revelations do not tell us who or what is behind the Moon Machine’s brash operations in Japan. However, the Fraser Committe in Washington has been under increasing pressure from some quarters to investigate not only the US angle but also corrupt US-Tokyo-Seoul connections.

    Posted by EC | April 24, 2019, 11:12 pm

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