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FTR #215 Update on Germany

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Much of this program focuses on the American conflict with Germany over succession to become head of the International Monetary Fund.

Having successfully opposed the nomination of Caio Koch-Weser, the U.S. acquiesced to the wishes of the German-dominated EU by accepting Horst Kohler as the IMF chief. The program underscores the fact that the IMF dispute is symptomatic of the growing discord between the two countries. Clinton agreed to support Kohler in order to avoid further conflict with the Germans, something many feel cannot be avoided. After highlighting the fact that Germany utilized economic dominance of Europe to bring other EU members in line over Kohler’s candidacy, the broadcast sets forth details of Kohler’s political history.

Kohler arranged a deal to subsidize the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the former East Germany, thereby implementing the reunification of Germany. In this capacity, he must have worked closely with Gunther Strassmeier, Helmut Kohl’s former chief-of-staff and the architect of German reunification. (Strassmeier’s son Andreas appears to have been the mastermind of the Oklahoma City bombing.) Kohler also oversaw economic reunification of Germany, including the economic cannibalization of its industry.

The reunification of Germany has resulted in record unemployment and consequent social unrest. In turn, this unrest has generated political gravitation toward Nazism. The program reviews information from FTR #200 concerning the history of the Kohler family. Natives of what is now Poland, the Kohlers fled with the retreating Third Reich armies during World War II. They lived for a time in the former East Germany and fled to the West when it became evident that political reunification of the two Germanys was not imminent.

The discussion turns to increasing economic conflict between the U.S. and the EU, as well as Pentagon reluctance to agree to the merger of American and European defense industries. Reiterating a point Mr. Emory has made in the past, the broadcast underscores the possibility that the ESDI (the EU military union) may result in the weakening of NATO and limited military conflict between the U.S. and the EU at some point in the next century.

The program concludes with a look at the National Security Agency’s failure to keep up with technological developments in the communications field. State-of-the-art during the Cold War, the NSA’s ability to monitor and intercept communications has been eroded with the proliferation of fiber optics and other new technologies.

The broadcast discusses the fact that the NSA’s computers crashed in January of 2000, apparently because of a technological “glitch,” and reviews of the German and EU attacks on the NSA and the subsequent attacks on the NSA in the European and American media. The German/EU assault on the NSA and its Menwith Hill listening station constitute a paradigm shift in international power politics, punctuating the end of the Cold War and the initiation of a German American struggle for political dominance. (Recorded on 3/26/2000.)


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