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FTR #166 The Free Congress Foundation Goes West: World War II Redux?

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In AFA-36 [3] Mr. Emory dis­cussed the Free Con­gress’ activ­i­ties in the Sovi­et Union and East­ern Europe, as part of an analy­sis of the desta­bi­liza­tion of that region. (The mate­r­i­al was drawn from an arti­cle in Covert Action Infor­ma­tion Bul­letin #35 enti­tled ‘The Free Con­gress Foun­da­tion Goes East”.)

Includ­ing an amal­gam of domes­tic and Euro­pean fas­cists in its embrace, the Free Con­gress Foun­da­tion appears to have played an impor­tant part in desta­bi­liz­ing the for­mer U.S.S.R.

In this broad­cast, Mr. Emory sug­gests the pos­si­bil­i­ty that they may be engag­ing in sim­i­lar activ­i­ties vis-a-vis the Unit­ed States in 1999 and doing so on behalf of Ger­many and what he calls “the under­ground Reich” — lit­er­al­ly a Third Reich gone under­ground.

The pro­gram begins with dis­cus­sion of increased fric­tion between Ger­many and both the Unit­ed King­dom and the Unit­ed States. A scathing Lon­don Times col­umn about Ger­many has trig­gered a war of words in the edi­to­r­i­al pages of the respec­tive coun­tries’ news­pa­pers. The broad­cast enlarges on infor­ma­tion about a Volk­swa­gen adver­tis­ing cam­paign in the Czech Repub­lic that made light of the Ger­man inva­sion of Czecho­slo­va­kia in World War II.

Next, the pro­gram intro­duces one of the cen­tral ele­ments of dis­cus­sion — the pres­sure by Ger­many to remove the vital Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Agency instal­la­tion in Men­with Hill, Eng­land and the relat­ed ECHELON elec­tron­ic intel­li­gence net­work.

Scape­goat­ing NSA indus­tri­al espi­onage alleged­ly con­duct­ed from the Men­with Hill base for some of its eco­nom­ic dif­fi­cul­ties, Ger­many has com­plained bit­ter­ly through both media and polit­i­cal chan­nels. Inter­est­ing­ly, the Free Con­gress Foun­da­tion has recent­ly begun com­plain­ing about the ECHELON net­work (includ­ing the Men­with Hill instal­la­tion).

This orga­ni­za­tion’s sud­den burn­ing inter­est in pro­tect­ing the civ­il lib­er­ties of Amer­i­can cit­i­zens (and for­eign busi­ness­es) is more than a lit­tle strange in light of some of the insti­tu­tions and ele­ments which it embraces.

The Free Con­gress foun­da­tion was found­ed by right-wing lynch­pin Paul Weyrich in 1974, the year after he start­ed the Her­itage Foun­da­tion. Weyrich had ear­li­er par­tic­i­pat­ed in an attempt to take over the Amer­i­can Inde­pen­dent Par­ty, an amal­gam of Ku Klux Klans­men and John Birchers. Found with­in the FCF are indi­vid­u­als and ele­ments asso­ci­at­ed with the milieu of the Anti-Bol­she­vik Bloc of Nations.

The Anti-Bol­she­vik Bloc of Nations (ABN) was essen­tial­ly a re-nam­ing of the Com­mit­tee of Sub­ju­gat­ed Nations, formed by Hitler in 1943.

Com­prised of fas­cist orga­ni­za­tions allied with Hitler, such as the Orga­ni­za­tion of Ukrain­ian Nationalists/Bandera or OUN/B and Hun­gar­i­an Arrow Cross, the ABN advo­cat­ed an anti­com­mu­nist approach that not only favored the rolling back of Sovi­et influ­ence from East­ern Europe, but the dis­so­lu­tion of the Sovi­et Union into its con­stituent republics.

The Free Con­gress Foun­da­tion appears to have been heav­i­ly involved in the dis­so­lu­tion of the for­mer Sovi­et Union, uti­liz­ing indi­vid­u­als asso­ci­at­ed with both OVN/B and Arrow Cross, FCF’s direc­tor of “lib­er­a­tion” activ­i­ties was Laslo Pas­tor, the Arrow Cross vet­er­an who cement­ed the Nazi emi­gre milieu in the Unit­ed States into a wing of the Repub­li­can par­ty.

In light of FCF’s involve­ment with, and pro­mo­tion of, ele­ments like ABN, it is odd that they have become born-again civ­il lib­er­tar­i­ans vis-a-vis ECHELON, Men­with Hill, etc. The broad­cast high­lights the pos­si­bil­i­ty that the FCF may, in fact, be func­tion­ing as a Fifth Col­umn move­ment for Ger­man indus­try and the “under­ground Reich.”

Ger­man cred­i­bil­i­ty on the issue of elec­tron­ic eaves­drop­ping is under­mined by dis­clo­sure that they, too, had joined with NSA to encode a “trap-door” func­tion into the encryp­tion tech­nol­o­gy of Cryp­to A.G., the Swiss-based leader in encryp­tion tech­nol­o­gy. This func­tion enabled both NSA and the BND (the Ger­man intel­li­gence ser­vice) to eaves­drop on all Cryp­to cus­tomers. Dis­trib­ut­ing their sup­pos­ed­ly secure tech­nol­o­gy to 120 coun­tries, Cryt­po guar­an­teed the secu­ri­ty of their sys­tems. In fact, Cryp­to was a sub­sidiary of Siemens, the Ger­man elec­tron­ics giant, engen­der­ing the NSA/BND col­lab­o­ra­tion on the encryp­tion scheme. (Record­ed in August of 1999.)