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FTR #350 The One Who Killed Kennedy Was Trained for Three Years

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Supplementing past discussion of America’s political assassinations of the 1960s and 1970s as well as the 9/11 attacks, this program explores some of the background of Al Qaeda agent Ali Mohamed.

1. The broadcast commences with review of Mohamed’s membership in Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a group involved in the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.  (“Ali Mohamed Served in the U.S. Army-And Bin Laden’s Circle” by Peter Waldman, Gerald F. Seib, Jerry Markon, and Christopher Cooper; Wall Street Journal; 11/26/2001; p. A1.)

2. Next, the discussion highlights the apparent role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Sadat killing.  Underscoring the complexities involved in analysis of the Brotherhood, the broadcast sets forth the fact that the CIA had supported the organization after Egyptian president Nasser gravitated toward the Soviet Union in the mid 1950’s.  (Dollars for Terror: The United States and Islam; by Richard Labeviere; Copyright 2000 [SC]; Algora Publishing; ISBN 1-892941-06-6; p. 131.)  (AFA 22 and FTR 340 present discussion of the CIA’s dispatching of a team to support Nasser, under former SS colonel and ODESSA kingpin Otto Skorzeny.  That team was requested by Nasser largely in order to buttress his position against the Muslim Brotherhood.)

3. Further illustrating the vacillating fortunes and allegiances of the Brotherhood, the program underscores Sadat’s rehabilitation of the group in order to help suppress the Egyptian left. (Ibid.; p. 132.)

4. Ultimately, the Brotherhood turned against Sadat when he began his rapprochement with Israel in the 1970’s. (Ibid.; 133.)

5. Although no irrefutable forensic link was established between Sadat’s killing and the Brotherhood, it is widely believed that the organization was involved in (if not behind) the assassination.  (Ibid.; pp. 133-134.)

6. The head of the Muslim Brotherhood (Mustapha Mashhur) behaved curiously in connection with Sadat’s murder.  “When the Brothers were released from prison at the beginning of Anwar al-Sadat’s presidency, the military branch created in the 1940s reconstituted itself under the name of the ‘Special Order.’  Consequently this armed group has run the Egyptian and international branches of the organization.  Mashhur was one of the heads of the Special Order and so it is absolutely natural that he is the new ‘Supreme Guide’ today.  Strangely, he left Egypt just a few days before the assassination of Sadat.”  (Ibid.; pp. 134-135.)  In the 1980s, Mashhur and the Brotherhood devoted their efforts toward Afghanistan and a hoped-for revival of the Caliphate-the Ottoman Empire.

7. The broadcast reviews the role of the Special Order (the Brotherhood’s military branch) on behalf of the Third Reich in the 1940s.  The focal point is Yousseff Nada, a Brotherhood member and alleged associate of Bin Laden. “But Yussef Nada is even better-known to the Egyptian [intelligence] services, who have evidence of his membership in the armed branch of the fraternity of the Muslim Brothers in the 1940’s.  At that time, according to the same sources, he was working for the Abwehr under Admiral Canaris and took part in a plot against King Farouk.  This was not the first time that the path of the Muslim Brothers crossed that of the servants of the Third Reich.”  (Ibid.; 140-141.)

8. The analysis then centers on the line of inquiry from which the title of the broadcast is derived.  One fascinating detail of the discussion concerns a comment made by Sheikh Rahman in a conversation with one of his followers and over heard by FBI eavesdroppers.  “‘Slow down; slow down a little bit,’ the sheik cautioned, whispering for fear the FBI was bugging his apartment-which it was.  ‘The one who killed Kennedy was trained for three years.’  It was never made clear in later court testimony which assassination the sheik was talking about.” (Wall Street Journal; 11/26/2001; p. A6.)  It can be asserted that the reference is probably to the assassination of Robert Kennedy, allegedly committed by a Palestinian Arab, Sirhan Sirhan.  Sirhan supposedly killed Kennedy because of his support for Israel.  (The available evidence suggests very strongly that Sirhan was a patsy and a probable victim of mind control.)

9. The first side of the program concludes with a look at an affidavit submitted by Robert Byron Watson in connection with the assassination of Martin Luther King.  (“The Assassination of Martin Luther King” by Jeff Cohen; Government by Gunplay; Edited by Sid Blumenthal and Harvey Yazijian; Copyright 1976 [SC]; Signet Books; pp. 55-56.)  Investigation by law enforcement agencies supported much of what Watson had to say.

10. Watson alleged that an intelligence-connected guns and drug smuggling operation was heavily involved in the killing of King, and that the same organization was planning to kill Robert Kennedy two months later. Beginning with an excerpt from RFA#8, the second side of the program highlights an article detailing key aspects of the Robert Byron Watson affidavit.  (“King Assassination Conspiracy Revealed” by David Wemple; Hudson Valley Chronicle; July 1977 [Vol. 1, #1].)  One of the alleged conspirators in the MLK and RFK assassinations was Fouad Habash Ansara, the brother of Palestinian terrorist George Habash.  (Idem.)  Fouad Habash, in turn, was close to Anthony Malek, alleged by Watson to have been a key planner in the RFK assassination.  (Idem.)

11. George Habash was a protégé of Francois Genoud, a key Third Reich operative.  (Dreamer of the Day: Francis Parker Yockey and the Postwar Fascist International; by Kevin Coogan; Autonomedia; Copyright 1999 [SC]; ISBN 1-57027-039-2; pp. 584-589.)

12. Next, the program presents an altogether speculative element concerning the remarkable and deadly Bormann organization, an institution that conceivably will inherit the political future, barring a sea change in world events. The economic and political component of a Third Reich gone underground, the Bormann organization controls corporate Germany and much of the rest of the world. Created and run by Martin Bormann, the organizational genius who was the “the power behind the throne” in Nazi Germany, the Bormann group is a primary element of the analysis presented in the For the Record programs. Martin Bormann wrote checks on demand accounts in New York banks in August of 1967, eight months before King was killed and ten months before RFK was assassinated.

13. ” . . .When the [FBI] file (now in my possession) was received at FBI headquarters, it revealed that the Reichsleiter had indeed been tracked for years.  One report covered his whereabouts from 1948 to 1961, in Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil and Chile.  The file revealed that he [Bormann] had been banking under his own name from his office in Germany in Deutsche bank of Buenos Aires since 1941; that he held one joint account with the Argentinean dictator Juan Peron, and on August 4, 5, and 14, 1967, had written checks on demand accounts in First National City bank (Overseas Division) of New York, The Chase Manhattan Bank, and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., all cleared through Deutsche bank of Buenos Aires.”  (Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile; Paul Manning; Copyright 1981 [HC]; Lyle Stuart Inc.; ISBN 0-8184-0309-8; P. 205.)  In light of evidence that elements of the U.S. intelligence community had worked with the Bormann organization in the past, one can only wonder whether the withdrawals by Bormann in August of 1967 might be connected to the killings of King and RFK.

14. The program concludes with a look at the background of one of the American attorneys who will be representing members of Al Qaeda.  Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark will be representing the son of Sheikh Rahman, recently captured in Afghanistan. The broadcast excerpts a Miscellaneous Archive program titled “Observations on America’s 216th Birthday.”  This excerpt sets forth information about Clark’s behavior vis-à-vis key political assassinations. Clark has helped to cover up the assassinations of John Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.  Clark actively obstructed Jim Garrison’s investigation in New Orleans.  (The Assassination of JFK: Coincidence or Conspiracy?; Bernard J. Fensterwald; Copyright 1977 [SC]; Zebra Books.)

15. He then dismissed the possibility of a conspiracy in the assassination of Martin Luther King before such an investigation could begin.  (Forgive My Grief, Volume III; by Penn Jones, Jr.; Copyright 1969 [SC]; Privately Published.)  Clark behaved in similar fashion when RFK was assassinated two months later.

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