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FTR #635 and #636 Going Native, Parts V and VI

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Waf­fen SS vet­eran Her­bert Schweiger: Activist for South Tyrolean Independence

These broad­casts bring to con­sum­ma­tion the line of analy­sis under­taken by Mr. Emory in the Going Native series. Ambi­tious and vitally impor­tant, these pro­grams detail a Third Reich polit­i­cal strat­egy per­pet­u­ated and enlarged upon by the “new” Fed­eral Repub­lic of Ger­many. After exam­in­ing how “volks­grup­pen­rechte” (the rights of native peo­ples) is being used to real­ize a revan­chist national agenda by Ger­many, the broad­casts ana­lyze how a broader inter­na­tional appli­ca­tion of this strat­egy is being used to desta­bi­lize China and how it may very well be used to desta­bi­lize the United States in the event of a polit­i­cal and/or eco­nomic col­lapse. In addi­tion, the pro­grams allow us to view the machi­na­tions of the car­tel sys­tem put into effect at the end of World War I—a sys­tem that was cen­tral to the events cul­mi­nat­ing in the Sec­ond World War and the rise and reca­pit­u­la­tion of global fas­cism after the war’s for­mal con­clu­sion. (Car­tels are inter­na­tional monopolies.)

The first broad­cast begins with the topic of Germany’s push for resti­tu­tion for the Sude­ten Ger­mans. A large Ger­manic minor­ity in pre-World War II Czecho­slo­va­kia, the Sude­ten Ger­mans formed an effec­tive Fifth Col­umn that helped sub­vert that coun­try and served as a pre­text for Hitler’s incre­men­tal annex­a­tion of the nation in the run-up to World War II. Fol­low­ing their expul­sion after the war, the Sude­ten Ger­mans and other eth­nic Ger­mans expelled from East­ern Europe became a focal point for the Ver­triebene groups. Under the stew­ard­ship of post-war ele­ments of the SS, they enjoy the sup­port of the Ger­man gov­ern­ment, in their drive for finan­cial resti­tu­tion and ter­ri­to­r­ial repa­tri­a­tion. The Ger­manic Hun­gar­ian minor­ity is also enjoy­ing sup­port from the Ger­man gov­ern­ment, as well as from the gov­ern­ment of its erst­while World War II ally—Hungary–from which they were expelled at the end of the Sec­ond World War. The GfbV (Asso­ci­a­tion for Threat­ened Peo­ples) exem­pli­fies the con­ti­nu­ity of for­eign pol­icy and hege­mony from Nazi Ger­many to the “new” Fed­eral Repub­lic of Ger­many. Pred­i­cated on the use of mil­i­tary force to achieve its aims, the GfbV incor­po­rates Nazi war crim­i­nals into its ranks and enjoys the sup­port of the Ger­man gov­ern­ment in its attempt to ensure auton­omy for the eth­nic groups it cham­pi­ons. Much of the sec­ond pro­gram exam­ines the use of “volksgruppenrechte”—the rights of native peoples—to desta­bi­lize China. Both the Ger­man gov­ern­ment and Under­ground Reich-associated ele­ments of the U.S. State Depart­ment are sup­port­ing the aims of would-be break­away minori­ties such as the Tibetans, the Inner Mon­go­lians and the Mus­lim, Turko­phone Uighurs. These groups, in turn, are cham­pi­oned by the UNPO. Pred­i­cated on the the­o­ret­i­cal and oper­a­tional tem­plate or orga­ni­zataions like the GfbV, the UNPO is headed by Austro-Hungarian Empire heir Karl von Haps­burg. Haps­burg is mar­ried to Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, an heiress to the Thyssen indus­trial empire, a prin­ci­pal ele­ment of the car­tel sys­tem that dom­i­nates the global eco­nomic land­scape. A Thyssen sub­sidiary is the intellectual/analytical epi­cen­ter of the Peak Oil hypoth­e­sis, which pro­vides the­o­ret­i­cal under­pin­ning for the spec­tac­u­lar increase in the price of oil. Many of the minori­ties cham­pi­oned by the UNPO reside in areas rich in nat­ural resources, petro­leum and nat­ural gas, in par­tic­u­lar. Their “inde­pen­dence” would pave the way for the exploita­tion of those resources by inter­ests other than the nations in which they cur­rently reside. The pro­gram con­cludes with exam­i­na­tion of the UNPO’s sup­port for eth­nic groups seek­ing inde­pen­dence from the United States. The pos­si­bil­ity that a United States weak­ened by eco­nomic and/or polit­i­cal cat­a­stro­phe might be frag­mented along lines of what hap­pened to the for­mer Soviet Union is not one to be cast too read­ily aside. (In addi­tion to these two pro­grams, the Going Native series includes FTRs 550, 615, 616.)

Pro­gram High­lights Include: The role of the Peak Oil the­ory in the val­u­a­tion of fos­sil fuel resources in areas of inter­est to the UNPO–the Bakken Oil Field in ter­ri­tory claimed by the Lakota in par­tic­u­lar; review of the Thyssen firm’s acqui­si­tion of the I.G. Far­ben firm’s old Leuna facil­ity; the role of Paula Dobri­an­sky in the desta­bi­liza­tion of China; the Ukrain­ian fas­cist back­ground of Paula’s father Lev Dobri­an­sky; the role of mur­der­ous, pogrom-like attacks per­pe­trated against eth­nic Chi­nese in Tibet in pre­cip­i­tat­ing the crack­down by Chi­nese secu­rity forces; review of the role of the Uighurs in the desta­bi­liza­tion of China; the Hawai­ian inde­pen­dence movement’s occu­pa­tion of the Iolani Palace; the sup­port given to that occu­pa­tion by Italy’s hon­orary Consul-General in Hawaii; Man­fred Zapka—the strap­ping Ger­man asso­ciate of that Consul-General; Zapka’s advo­cacy of the Peak Oil hypothesis.

1. The first broad­cast begins with the topic of Germany’s push for resti­tu­tion for the Sude­ten Ger­mans. A large Ger­manic minor­ity in pre-World War II Czecho­slo­va­kia, the Sude­ten Ger­mans formed an effec­tive Fifth Col­umn that helped sub­vert that coun­try and served as a pre­text for Hitler’s incre­men­tal annex­a­tion of the nation in the run-up to World War II. Fol­low­ing their expul­sion after the war, the Sude­ten Ger­mans and other eth­nic Ger­mans expelled from East­ern Europe became a focal point for the Ver­triebene groups. Under the stew­ard­ship of post-war ele­ments of the SS, they enjoy the sup­port of the Ger­man gov­ern­ment. (For more about this, see—among other pro­grams—AFA#37, avail­able from Spit­fire.) “Bavar­ian Prime Min­is­ter Guen­ther Beck­stein called Sun­day for a dia­logue with the Czech gov­ern­ment to resolve out­stand­ing issues related to the expul­sion of eth­nic Ger­mans from Czecho­slo­va­kia at the end of World War II . . . Nazi dic­ta­tor Adolf Hitler forced Czecho­slo­va­kia to cede its west­ern Sude­ten­land region to Ger­many in 1938, say­ing Ger­man speak­ers were being per­se­cuted there. Hitler seized the rest of the coun­try in early 1939, ahead of his inva­sion of Poland in Sep­tem­ber, which pre­cip­i­tated World War II. . . .”
(“Bavar­ian Pre­mier Calls for Dia­logue on Sude­ten Ger­man Issue”; Deutsche Welle; 5/11/08.)

2. Hungary’s Ger­man pop­u­la­tion is also the focus of revan­chist activ­ity on the part of Ger­many and its World War II ally Hun­gary. “The Hun­gar­ian National Assem­bly com­mem­o­rated the post World War II ‘dis­en­fran­chise­ment and expul­sion Hun­gar­ian Ger­mans’ on Novem­ber 16, with the pres­i­dents of the Ger­man and the Euro­pean par­lia­ments in atten­dance. The occa­sion was a con­fer­ence on the 60th anniver­sary of the relo­ca­tion of the eth­nic Ger­mans of Hun­gary. The con­fer­ence had been ini­ti­ated by the social demo­c­ra­tic pres­i­dent of the Hun­gar­ian Par­lia­ment, Katalin Szili. She sees the post war relo­ca­tion deci­sions, which were derived from the Pots­dam Con­fer­ence, as ‘doc­u­ments of shame.’ She also rejects the Czech government’s Benes Decrees and recently called off a visit to Slo­va­kia, because, con­trary to Budapest—the par­lia­ment in Bratislava did not annul the 1945 relo­ca­tion deci­sions. Pre­ced­ing the Novem­ber 16 ses­sion, the Pres­i­dent of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Dis­placed Per­sons (Bund der Ver­triebe­nen BdV), Erika Stein­bach, awarded Szili with the association’s Medal of Honor. . . . While the EU is pro­gres­sively draw­ing closer together, to be bet­ter able to glob­ally com­pete, inside the union, a revi­sion­ist alliance is con­geal­ing, com­prised of the losers of World War II. This pro­vides a glimpse at the inter­nal struc­tures and the hege­monic hub of a future world power.”
(“A Spe­cial Rela­tion­ship”; German-Foreign Policy.com; 11/16/2007.)

3. Ger­manic minori­ties in Europe are the focal point of a fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion called “The Ger­man Asso­ci­a­tion for Threat­ened Peo­ples” (GfbV) Exem­pli­fy­ing the Ger­man “Volkisch” con­cept of “Volks­grup­pen­rechte,” the GfbV is a tem­plate for other sim­i­lar orga­ni­za­tions, such as the UNPO, dis­cussed below. Its pre­ten­sions to the con­trary notwith­stand­ing, the GfbV fas­cist char­ac­ter is exem­pli­fied by its incor­po­ra­tion of Nazi war crim­i­nals in its ranks. Note that it also advo­cates the use of mil­i­tary action in sup­port of its aims. “The Ger­man Asso­ci­a­tion for Threat­ened Peo­ples (GfbV) which describes itself as a ‘human rights orga­ni­za­tion’ cam­paigns for the world-wide enforce­ment of the rights of eth­nic groups and the ‘Right to Home­land’ (Heimat). It co-operates with lead­ing orga­ni­za­tions influ­enc­ing Ger­man for­eign pol­icy, such as the League of Expellees and the Fed­er­al­ist Union of Euro­pean Peo­ples’ Orga­ni­za­tions. It is closely allied with expan­sion­ary Ger­man for­eign pol­icy under the pre­text of ‘advance­ment of human rights.’ Accord­ing to the GfbV’s pro­pos­als, ‘fun­da­men­tal human rights’ should be enforced by ‘stand­ing, oper­a­tionally pre­pared, mil­i­tary strike forces.’ . . .[Tilman] Zuelch, the polit­i­cal leader of GfbV com­plains that the Holo­caust was given too great a promi­nence dur­ing ‘The Tri­bunal of the Vic­tors.’ ‘The war crimes of the allied gov­ern­ments’ and ‘the crime of expul­sion of the East­ern and Sude­ten Ger­mans, which ful­fill today’s def­i­n­i­tion of geno­cide, remain una­toned for.’ . . . Around the year 1995, it became known that the for­mer Nazi admin­is­tra­tor of the Kolomea ghetto in Poland was work­ing for the advi­sory board of GfbV. He was impli­cated in co-responsibility for the deaths of 30,000 Jews. . . .”
(“Back­ground Report: The Asso­ci­a­tion for Threat­ened Peo­ples (Gesellschaft fuer Bedro­hte Voelker—GfbV); German-Foreign Policy.com; 8/14/2002.)

4. Among the large coun­tries threat­ened with breakup is Rus­sia. Note that the GfbV has sup­ported the inde­pen­dence aspi­ra­tions of the Islamist Chechens, which have also enjoyed the sup­port of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and Al Qaeda. The Chechens also—not incidentally—have enjoyed the sup­port of the Bush admin­is­tra­tion. (For more about the Islamist sup­port of the Chechens, see—among other programs—FTR#381.) “Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin said Sun­day that there are peo­ple in the world who wish to split up Rus­sia and take over its vast nat­ural resources, and oth­ers who would like to ‘rule over all mankind,’ a veiled ref­er­ence to the United States. . . . Many Rus­sians fear that their country’s rapidly declin­ing pop­u­la­tion and enor­mous nat­ural wealth could one day leave it vul­ner­a­ble to out­side preda­tors. . . .”
(“Putin Warns of Out­side Forces that Wish to Split Rus­sia and Take Over its Nat­ural Resources” [AP]; Inter­na­tional Her­ald Tri­bune; 11/4/2007.)

5. For The Record #636 expands the focus of the analy­sis to the ongo­ing desta­bi­liza­tion of China using eth­nic minori­ties such as the Tibetans, the [Mus­lim] Uighurs and the Inner Mongolians.(For more about this sub­ject, see—among other programs—FTRs 549, 550, 615, 616.) Note that the leader of the Tibetan “Gov­ern­ment in Exile”—the Dalai Lama—has col­lab­o­rated with the Third Reich and its post­war Under­ground man­i­fes­ta­tion since 1942, when he was a small boy! He has counted SS offi­cers and Nazi war crim­i­nals among his friends and col­lab­o­ra­tors. Accord­ing to his for­mer Ger­man pub­lish­ers, he prays daily to a Mon­go­lian war god. For more about the Dalai Lama’s insid­i­ous char­ac­ter and asso­ci­a­tions, see—among other programs—FTR#547.) “Berlin is using the upheaval in the west­ern region of the People’s Repub­lic of China to pur­sue its cam­paign of attri­tion against Bei­jing. Ger­man Chan­cel­lor Angela Merkel is demand­ing that the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment enter a ‘dia­log’ with the Dalai Lama, the most famous leader of the Tibetan seces­sion­ists. . . .”
(“The Olympic Lever”; German-Foreign-Policy.com; 3/17/2008.)

6. Next, the pro­gram high­lights more aspects of the desta­bi­liza­tion of China, flesh­ing out the coop­er­a­tion between ele­ments of the Ger­man gov­ern­ment and Under­ground Reich-associated ele­ments within the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment. Of par­tic­u­lar note is the fact that the pogrom-like vio­lence of the Tibetans against eth­nic Chi­nese has gone unre­ported by the West­ern media. The reac­tion of the Chi­nese secu­rity forces was a response to these attacks! “Con­fer­ence reports and the research of a Cana­dian jour­nal­ist reveal that a Ger­man For­eign Min­istry front orga­ni­za­tion is play­ing a deci­sive role in the prepa­ra­tions of the anti-Chinese Tibet cam­paign. Accord­ing to this infor­ma­tion, the cam­paign is being orches­trated from a Wash­ing­ton based head­quar­ters. It had been assigned the task of orga­niz­ing world­wide ‘protests’ at a con­fer­ence orga­nized by the Friedrich Nau­mann Foun­da­tion (affil­i­ated with Ger­man Free Demo­c­ra­tic Party-FDP) in May 2007. The plans were devel­oped with the col­lab­o­ra­tion of the US State Depart­ment and the self-proclaimed Tibetan Gov­ern­ment in Exile and call for high pro­file actions along the route of the Olympic Torch Relay and are sup­posed to reach a cli­max in August dur­ing the games in Bei­jing. . . . Whereas the Ger­man media mainly reported on bru­tal attacks of the Chi­nese secu­rity forces, eye-witness accounts pro­vide a dif­fer­ent pic­ture of what hap­pened. The British jour­nal­ist, James Miles (The Econ­o­mist) who was in Lhasa from March 12–19, reports of pogrom-like attacks by Tibetan gangs on non-Tibetan mem­bers of the pop­u­la­tion of the city, among them the Mus­lim minor­ity. Accord­ing to Miles, the shops of Tibetan mer­chants were marked and left unscathed while all other shops were plun­dered, destroyed or set afire. In one build­ing alone five tex­tile sales­women were burned to death. Besides Miles, west­ern tourists also described the attacks on non-Tibetans. One Cana­dian saw how a group of Tibetans beat a Chi­nese motor­cy­clist and pro­ceeded to ‘mer­ci­lessly’ stone him. ‘Even­tu­ally they got him on the ground, they were hit­ting him on the head with stones until he lost con­scious­ness. I believe that young man was killed,’ reported the tourist. . . .In the case of a suc­cess­ful seces­sion, they [eth­nic Chi­nese] will have to ‘return to China, or if they would like to remain, be treated as for­eign­ers.’ He explained the planned mea­sures: ‘they will, in any case, not be allowed to par­tic­i­pate in the polit­i­cal life,’ The prospect of dis­crim­i­na­tion against all non-Tibetan mem­bers of the pop­u­la­tion was antic­i­pated in mid-March by mobs in their bloody attacks on Chi­nese and mem­bers of the pop­u­la­tion was antic­i­pated in mid-March by mobs in their bloody attacks on Chi­nese and mem­bers of the Mus­lim minor­ity.”
(“The Olympic Torch Relay Cam­paign”; German-Foreign-Policy.com; 4/8/2008.)

7. Ele­ments of the U.S. State Depart­ment and Bush admin­is­tra­tion are work­ing in con­junc­tion with the Ger­mans and the Under­ground Reich. The State Department’s Tibet desk is main­tained by Paula Dobri­an­sky, the daugh­ter of Lev Dobri­an­sky. As dis­cussed in—among other pro­grams—AFA#37—avail­able from Spitfire—Lev Dobri­an­sky (Pauala’s father) was very close to the fas­cist Ukrain­ian orga­ni­za­tion OUN/B. The OUN/B’s oper­a­tions spanned the pre-World War II and World War II peri­ods, dur­ing which it col­lab­o­rated with the Third Reich, as well as the Cold War and post-Cold War peri­ods, dur­ing which it func­tioned on behalf of the Under­ground Reich and the CIA. As we see, Paula’s resume includes ser­vice to Ronald Reagan’s admin­is­tra­tions, the per­son­nel for which were selected by Otto von Bolschwing progtege Helene Von Damm. (For more about the OUN/B, see—among other programs—FTR#529. For more about the Von Damm/Von Bolschwing con­nec­tion, see—among other pro­grams FTRs 180, 332, 465.) “ . . . Paula Dobri­an­sky, the Under­sec­re­tary of State in the U.S. State Depart­ment and spe­cial coor­di­na­tor for Tibet ques­tions also par­tic­i­pated [in the Brus­sels con­fer­ence pre­pared by the Friedrich Nau­mann Foun­da­tion.] She was a mem­ber of the national Secu­rity Coun­cil already in the Rea­gan Admin­is­tra­tion, con­tin­ued her career in the State Depart­ment dur­ing the admin­is­tra­tion of Pres­i­dent Bush, Sr. and since 2001 was again in the U.S. for­eign min­istry. Ms. Dobri­an­sky is con­sid­ered to be one of the mem­bers of the neo-conservative inner cir­cle in the Bush Admin­is­tra­tion and ranks as a hard-liner capa­ble of impos­ing pol­icy. . . .” (Idem.)

8. Yet another arti­cle from German-Foreign-Policy.com encap­su­lates the his­tory of West­ern para­mil­i­tary oper­a­tions in Tibet, as well as the role of the Ger­man Green Party in the anti-Chinese con­spir­acy. (This sub­ject is cov­ered in—FTR#548.) In FTRs 628, 629, we exam­ined the fas­cist and Nazi infil­tra­tion and coop­tion of the Green Party, par­tic­u­larly in Ger­many. In that con­text FTR#622 high­lights the Ger­man Green Party’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Under­ground Reich in for­eign pol­icy matters—the same dynamic they are pur­su­ing here. “ . . . Using con­tacts to Tibet by ‘alter­na­tive’ polit­i­cal cir­cles, who had con­verted to Bud­dhism, the Green par­lia­men­tary group, through hear­ings and par­lia­men­tary res­o­lu­tions, placed the ques­tions of auton­omy and the demands for seces­sion in that region of China on the polit­i­cal agenda of the Bun­destag in 1985. Tse­wang Norbu, a for­mer assis­tant of the Dalai Lama, helped shape pol­icy on Tibet, first as an employee of the Green par­lia­men­tar­ian Petra Kelly and, since 1992, as an employee of the Green Party affil­i­ated Hein­rich Boell foun­da­tion. In addi­tion, Norbu founded the German-Tibetan Cul­tural Soci­ety and, over an extended period of time, presided as its vice-chairman. He also works as a ‘spe­cial cor­re­spon­dent’ for the US financed ‘Radio Free Asia’ (RFA). RFA is among the news sources of west­ern report­ing on the recent upris­ing in Tibet. . . .”
(“Oper­a­tions Against China”; German-Foreign-Policy.com; 4/15/2008.)

9. One of the prin­ci­ple ele­ments in the desta­bi­liza­tion of China is the UNPO. As noted in—among other programs—FTRs 549, 550, the Uighurs are among the eth­nic groups being uti­lized in the desta­bi­liza­tion of China. [The Tibetans and Inner Mon­go­lians are also groups being used to effect the desta­bi­liza­tion of China.] Speak­ers of a Tur­kic lan­guage and reli­gious Mus­lims, the Uighurs have his­tor­i­cal and polit­i­cal involve­ment with the Under­ground Reich, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and Al-Qaeda. Of para­mount impor­tance is the fact that the UNPO is headed by Karl von Haps­burg, the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Von Hapsburg’s father Otto was a mem­ber of the Free Rudolph Hess Soci­ety. (Hess was Hitler’s deputy). Karl is mar­ried to Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, heiress to much of the Thyssen for­tune.“ Ger­man for­eign pol­icy mak­ers, are upping their polit­i­cal pres­sure on Bei­jing, and hold­ing talks with a Chi­nese sep­a­ratist. As the Munich based ‘World Uyghur Con­gress (WUC)’ announced, its pres­i­dent, Rebiya Kadeer will also be received by the for­eign min­istry. The Uyghurs, a Mus­lim minor­ity from the autonomous region Xin­jiang (West­ern China), are seek­ing the seces­sion of their region ‘East Turkestan’ from the People’s Repub­lic of China. Rebiya Kadeer’s appear­ance in the Ger­man cap­i­tal has been care­fully stage man­aged for high pro­file in con­junc­tion with US activ­i­ties. Fol­low­ing the Dalai Lama’s Ger­man Chan­cellery visit, Berlin has been esca­lat­ing its anti-Beijing seces­sion­ist offen­sive. For decades, Germany—including for­eign intel­li­gence circles—has been cul­ti­vat­ing rela­tions to Uyghur exile politi­cians. . . . This [the Uyghur seces­sion­ist move­ment] is being aided by the ‘Unrep­re­sented Nations and Peo­ples Orga­ni­za­tion (UNPO)’ founded at the begin­ning of 1991 and based in The Hague. The Dalai Lama and the Uyghur seces­sion­ist Alptekin are among the co-founders. 69 ‘nations’ are cur­rently mem­bers of this orga­ni­za­tion, includ­ing ‘East Turkestan,’ Tibet and Inner Mon­go­lia. . . .”
(Strate­gies of Attri­tion (IV)”; German-Foreign-Policy.com; 10/22/2007.)

10. Emblem­atic of the true nature of the sup­pos­edly “human­is­tic, pro­gres­sive” UNPO is the fact that they have incor­po­rated the Afrikan­ers into their pan­theon of “dis­en­fran­chised” peo­ples. As dis­cussed in—among other programs—FTRs 225, 317, 324, the apartheid gov­ern­ment of South Africa was a direct off­shoot of Nazi Ger­many. The dom­i­nant Afrikaner “Broeder­bond” soci­ety appears, to have gone under­ground after the fall of the apartheid regime, like the Nazi Party after which it was pat­terned and with which it was allied dur­ing and after World War II. That same apartheid regime also used the I.G. Farben-derived Fischer/Tropsch process to syn­the­size fuel. The Thyssen/Krupp bought the Leuna facil­ity in the for­mer East Ger­many, I.G. Farben’s top syn­thetic fuel refin­ery dur­ing World War II. Note that the UNPO counts the seces­sion of Kosovo as one of its suc­ces­sors. As dis­cussed in—among other programs—FTRs 330, 622, the Kosovo Lib­er­a­tion Army is the direct descen­dant of the 21st Waf­fen SS Divi­sion (Skan­der­beg) and other fas­cist fight­ing for­ma­tions of World War II. “Afrikan­ers have joined an inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tion fight­ing for the rights of minori­ties, Free­dom Front Plus leader Pieter Mul­der said on Mon­day. The Unrep­re­sented Nations and Peo­ples Orga­ni­za­tion (UNPO), at its Gen­eral Assem­bly in Brus­sels over the week­end, accepted the Afrikaner peo­ple as one of its 70 mem­bers which include Australia’s Abo­rig­i­nals, the Masai of Kenya and Tan­za­nia and Tibetan monks. . . . .It counts the recog­ni­tion of Kosovo as one of its suc­cesses.”
(“The Afrikaner Con­nec­tion; www.iol.co.za; 5/19/2008.)

11. Among the indige­nous peo­ples cham­pi­oned by the UNPO are the native Hawai­ians. They have been pur­su­ing inde­pen­dence and recently occu­pied the Iolani Palace—historical seat of the Hawai­ian throne. This occu­pa­tion was endorsed by the hon­orary Con­sul Gen­eral of Italy, appar­ently act­ing on her own. “The so-called ‘Hawai­ian King­dom Gov­ern­ment’ made inter­na­tional head­lines last week with its takeover of Iolani Palace. But head­lines are not the only out­side sup­port the Hawai­ian King­dom Gov­ern­ment group is receiv­ing. In a Feb­ru­ary 28, 2008 let­ter, Hon­orary Vice-Consul of Italy in Hawaii, Car­men Di Amore-Siah, pur­ports to grant the Hawaii King­dom Gov­ern­ment group recog­ni­tion by the Gov­ern­ment of Italy. . . .”
(“Ital­ian Gov­ern­ment Dis­owns Hon­olulu Con­sul Let­ter Rec­og­niz­ing Hawai­ian King­dom Gov­ern­ment” by Andrew Walden [Hawaii Free Press]; Hawaii Reporter; 5/6/2008.)

12. One of the chief aids of Car­men Di Amore-Siah is a strap­ping Ger­man named Man­fred Zapka. Are they part of an Under­ground Reich net­work, oper­at­ing in con­junc­tion with Von Hapsburg/Thyssen-Bornemisza et al?
(“Spe­cial Recep­tion for Con­sul Gen­eral and Marco Ponti”; Mid­week; 10/12/2005.)

13. Zapka is an advo­cate of the Peak Oil the­ory. In FTR#506, we looked at HIS Energy Ser­vices, the epi­cen­ter of Peak Oil. That com­pany is a wholly-owned sub­sidiary of Thyssen-Bornemisza indus­tries. Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza’s hus­band Karl von Haps­burg heads the UNPO, which cham­pi­ons Hawai­ian inde­pen­dence. “Editor’s note: In the next decade or two, a global energy cri­sis will be thrust upon us; the changes it brings will be felt first in Hawaii, pos­si­bly with a more dev­as­tat­ing effect here than in the rest of the world. . . .”
(“Peak Oil Era Will be Hard on Hawaii” by Man­fred Zapka and Jim Dator; www.futures.hawaii.edu; 12/13/2006.)

14. The rise in the price of oil has made the Bakken Oil Field in the Amer­i­can plains a hot com­mer­cial prop­erty. Note that the “Peak Oil” gam­bit has pro­vided intel­lec­tual under­pin­ning for the run-up in oil prices. As high­lighted above, the intel­lec­tual epi­cen­ter of the Peak Oil move­ment is HIS Energy Ser­vices, a wholly-owned sub­sidiary of Thyssen-Bornemisza indus­tries. The Bakken Oil Field’s via­bil­ity as a resource has been but­tressed by the rise in oil prices, and it lies in a ter­ri­tory claimed by the Lakota as an inde­pen­dent ter­ri­tory. The Lakota inde­pen­dence move­ment is cham­pi­oned by the UNPO, headed by Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza’s hus­band Karl von Haps­burg! If the Lakota are able to suc­cess­fully effect their inde­pen­dence from the United States, the Bakken Field will be up for grabs. (For more about the Lakota inde­pen­dence move­ment and the ter­ri­tory it claims as an inde­pen­dent, sov­er­eign nation, see FTR#550. For more about the Lakota’s dec­la­ra­tion of sov­er­eignty from the United States, see FTR#631. In the con­text of the UNPO’s cham­pi­oning of Lakota inde­pen­dence, it is impor­tant to recall that Xin­jiang province, in which the UNPO-supported Uighurs reside, is also rich in nat­ural resources, includ­ing petro­leum.) “Amer­ica is sit­ting on top of a super mas­sive 200 bil­lion bar­rel Oil Field that could poten­tially make Amer­ica Energy Inde­pen­dent and until now has largely gone unno­ticed. Thanks to new tech­nol­ogy the Balkan For­ma­tion in North Dakota could boast America’s Oil reserves by an incred­i­ble 10 times, giv­ing west­ern economies the trump card against OPEC’s short squeeze on oil sup­ply and mak­ing Iran­ian and Venezue­lan threats of dis­rupted sup­ply irrel­e­vant. . . . .”
(“Mas­sive Oil Deposit Could Increase US Reserves by 10x”; Next Energy News; 2/13/2008.)

Discussion

3 comments for “FTR #635 and #636 Going Native, Parts V and VI”

  1. Cat­alon­ian sep­a­ratist sen­ti­ments appear to be on the rise on Spain. It’s a trend:

    Sep­a­ra­tion anx­i­ety: the state of inde­pen­dence move­ments in Europe

    Cat­alo­nia is just one of many regional nation­al­ist move­ments seek­ing greater auton­omy or to break away completely

    Simon Tis­dall
    guardian.co.uk, Thurs­day 13 Sep­tem­ber 2012 13.44 EDT

    The appar­ent resur­gence of the inde­pen­dence move­ment in Cat­alo­nia finds echoes among other minor­ity nation­al­ist groups in Europe.

    The Scot­tish National party’s plan to hold an inde­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum in 2014 places Scot­land at the head of Europe’s sep­a­ratist pack. While pub­lic opin­ion polls sug­gest the “no” cam­paign would pre­vail were a vote held today, atti­tudes may change as the ref­er­en­dum draws near.

    Much of the SNP leader Alex Salmond’s efforts to date have been devoted to per­suad­ing Scots that there are few risks in break­ing away from the UK, and that much would remain the same. His strat­egy was tor­pe­doed this week from an unex­pected quar­ter when José Manuel Bar­roso, the Euro­pean com­mis­sion pres­i­dent, indi­cated an inde­pen­dent Scot­land would not auto­mat­i­cally qual­ify for EU mem­ber­ship and would have to apply like any other can­di­date coun­try – a view with impli­ca­tions for those Cata­lans and oth­ers who wish for greater autonomy.

    As in Cat­alo­nia, fis­cal and finan­cial con­sid­er­a­tions will play a big part in Scotland’s deci­sion, given cur­rent high lev­els of pub­lic spend­ing and the impor­tance of public-sector jobs. The for­mer prime min­is­ter Gor­don Brown, a Scot, said this week that break­ing up the UK would lead to a “race to the bot­tom” on tax and pub­lic spend­ing that would hurt ordi­nary people.

    ...

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | September 26, 2012, 8:36 am
  2. @Pterrafractyl: This is some­thing worth watch­ing, TBH.....we’ll just have to see what’s moti­vat­ing these groups, so we can get an idea of who might be the good guys and who might be work­ing for the World Crime Network.

    Posted by Steven L. | September 27, 2012, 8:04 pm
  3. It’s kind of ironic that ongo­ing aus­ter­ity has strength­ened a coali­tion of sep­a­ratist move­ments that are fight­ing for the right to become even smaller cogs in an increas­ingly unde­mo­c­ra­tic austerity-centric super-state:

    Could Scot­tish, Cata­lan inde­pen­dence votes reshape Europe?

    By Peter Apps

    BARCELONA, Spain | Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:49pm GMT

    (Reuters) — The sep­a­ratist flag of Cat­alo­nia — with its yel­low and red stripes, blue tri­an­gle and white star — was a rare sight on the streets of Barcelona a decade ago. Now, it is almost ubiquitous.

    Two thou­sand km to the north in Scot­land, the blue-and-white saltire has always been pop­u­lar. But that flag too increas­ingly sym­bol­ises some­thing new, that after more than 400 years within the United King­dom Scot­land may be on the verge of demand­ing a divorce.

    For all the focus on the risk of the euro zone falling apart, some sus­pect this decade may be bet­ter remem­bered as the time when two of Europe’s most per­ma­nent states began to break apart.

    Pro-independence par­ties in Scot­land and Cat­alo­nia are prepar­ing for ref­er­en­dums next year that they hope could see their regions secede for good — which some ana­lysts sus­pect might encour­age oth­ers in Europe to fol­low suit.

    There are con­sid­er­able dif­fer­ences between the two regions. Scot­land has always been referred to as a sep­a­rate “coun­try” within the United King­dom, while Catalonia’s claims to self rule are rooted in the his­tory of the Mid­dle Ages.

    ...

    In Brus­sels, Scot­tish and Cata­lan par­ties are already forg­ing some­thing of an alliance with Bel­gian Flem­ish parties.

    “The global trend has been mov­ing in this direc­tion for some time,” Fiona Hys­lop, cab­i­net sec­re­tary for exter­nal affairs for the pro-independence Scot­tish gov­ern­ment, told Reuters recently.

    “Many coun­tries which were not inde­pen­dent 20 years ago have gained their inde­pen­dence and are now full mem­bers of the Euro­pean Union.”

    ...

    In Cat­alo­nia, one of the rich­est areas of Spain, there is wide­spread anger over what many see as too much money pass­ing to the rest of the coun­try. The Cata­lan inde­pen­dence move­ment has also proved increas­ingly effec­tive at tap­ping into the wider sense of anger at gov­ern­ment and big busi­ness pro­duced by still-deepening eco­nomic woes.

    ...

    If the unex­pected hap­pens and Scot­land and Cat­alo­nia do vote for inde­pen­dence, no-one knows what it would mean in practice.

    While those push­ing for inde­pen­dence in both say they would want to remain within the Euro­pean Union, most experts believe the new coun­tries would have to apply for mem­ber­ship, which Madrid and Lon­don might be tempted to block, per­haps cut­ting them off at least tem­porar­ily from employ­ment in the EU.

    ...

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | January 30, 2013, 9:55 am

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