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FTR #270 Interview with Kevin Coogan

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This inter­view fur­ther devel­ops infor­ma­tion from Kev­in’s ency­clo­pe­dic text, Dream­er of the Day: Fran­cis Park­er Yock­ey and the Post War Fas­cist Inter­na­tion­al (Autono­me­dia; copy­right 1999 [SC]; ISBN 1–57027-039–2.)

1. Begin­ning with dis­cus­sion of Ger­man For­eign Min­is­ter Josch­ka Fis­cher’s alleged con­nec­tions with mem­bers of the Ger­man “left-wing” ter­ror­ist group known as the Baad­er-Mein­hoff Gang, the pro­gram focus­es on con­nec­tions between inter­na­tion­al fas­cism and left-wing, com­mu­nist and so-called “Third World” ele­ments.

2. The pro­gram dis­cuss­es endorse­ment of the Baad­er-Mein­hoff gang by Swiss-based Nazi oper­a­tive Fran­cois Genoud.

3. Third Reich finance min­is­ter Hjala­mar Schacht main­tained con­tacts with the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Chi­na in the 1950’s, as well as Indone­sia and (to a less­er extent) Sau­di Ara­bia.

4. Much of the ear­ly dis­cus­sion cen­ters on Haj Amin Al-Hus­sei­ni, the self-styled Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. A Nazi oper­a­tive before, dur­ing and after the Sec­ond World War, Hus­sei­ni was a key func­tionary at the Ban­dung (Indone­sia) con­fer­ence in 1954. (The term “Third World” was coined at that con­fer­ence.) Hus­sei­ni was instru­men­tal in cement­ing links between the Third Reich, the post­war Fas­cist Inter­na­tion­al and Mid­dle East­ern nation­al­ist move­ments.

5. One of the ele­ments of dis­cus­sion that may prove most illu­mi­nat­ing (and most shock­ing) to lis­ten­ers con­cerns the con­nec­tions between fas­cist ele­ments and Cuban Com­mu­nist Par­ty dic­ta­tor Fidel Cas­tro.

6. Although (in prin­ci­ple) anti-com­mu­nist, some fas­cists saw Cas­tro’s anti-Amer­i­can­ism as a poten­tial­ly use­ful tool to weak­en or destroy the Unit­ed States and/or its influ­ence.

7. One of the most fas­ci­nat­ing Castro/fascist con­nec­tions con­cerns SS-linked arms deal­ers sup­ply­ing both the forces of Cuban dic­ta­tor Ful­gen­cio Bat­tista and the gueril­la forces of Fidel Cas­tro (who even­tu­al­ly over­threw Bat­tista.)

8. High­light­ing the oper­a­tional ambiva­lence of post­war Third World ele­ments, the broad­cast dis­cuss­es pro-Sovi­et and pro-Amer­i­can ele­ments of the Brud­er­schaft, an orga­ni­za­tion of Wehrma­cht and SS offi­cers. Where­as some ele­ments of the Brud­er­schaft advo­cat­ed an alliance with the Sovi­ets against the Amer­i­cans or (at the very least) a neu­tral Ger­many, oth­ers acced­ed to U.S. over­tures to join the NATO alliance.

9. One of the most bizarre points of dis­cus­sion con­cerns the Nation­al Renais­sance Par­ty, the first open­ly Nazi par­ty in the Unit­ed States after the close of World War II. The NRP’s ide­o­log­i­cal alliances ran the gamut from Fidel Cas­tro and Egypt­ian leader Gamel Abdel Nass­er, to the U.S.S.R and the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Chi­na. (The anti-Amer­i­can and, in some cas­es, anti-Semit­ic stance of these ele­ments was the point of affin­i­ty for the open­ly fas­cist NRP.) The NRP even had oper­a­tional con­tacts with African-Amer­i­can sep­a­ratist groups in the greater New York area.

10. Pro­gram High­lights Include: the con­nec­tions between Fran­cois Genoud and Car­los the Jack­al; Schacht’s forg­ing of the Jid­dah agree­ment; Fran­cis Park­er Yock­ey’s links to the Sovi­et Union; the Brud­er­schaft’s woo­ing of Third Reich Gen­er­al Heinz Gud­er­ian; the Cas­tro links of Nazi agent H. Kei­th Thomp­son; Thomp­son’s role as an arms bro­ker between Cas­tro, Bat­tista and South Amer­i­can-based Nazi arms traf­fick­ers; Yock­ey’s con­nec­tions to Cas­tro; the Grand Mufti’s con­nec­tions to the World Mus­lim Con­gress; the World Mus­lim Con­gress’ con­nec­tions to the for­mer World Anti-Com­mu­nist League; the NRP’s links to Nazi agents H. Kei­th Thomp­son, Fred Weiss and Fran­cis Park­er Yock­ey. Be sure to exam­ine the dis­cus­sions of 9/11 in con­nec­tion with many of these ele­ments.