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FTR #645 Catching Up with John Loftus

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Introduction: Updating the research and activities of Nazi-hunter John Loftus, the program highlights a number of current projects on which John is working, including his newest book, the historical novel The Witness Tree. Showcasing the Nazi sympathies of elements of America’s political and economic elite, the book centers on Eleanor Dulles, sister of the famous Dulles brothers of Sullivan & Cromwell and, later, the Eisenhower administration. Among the famous clients on whose behalf the Dulles brothers invested in Nazi Germany were the Bush family. Following on the disclosures that followed John’s years-long investigation of the role of Nazis in the U.S. intelligence community, the information in his new book dovetails with that from his previous titles: The Secret War Against the Jews (co-authored with Mark Aarons); Unholy Trinity (also co-authored with Mr. Aarons) and The Belarus Secret. In addition, John reviewed the links of elements of the Bush administration and the GOP to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Bank Al-Taqwa. Undertaken, in part, to counteract the traditional Jewish support for the Democratic Party, the GOP/Islamist link has developed parallel with the formation of the Nazi wing of the Republican ethnic outreach organization.

Program Highlights Include: the stewardship of Richard Nixon over the Nazi emigres imported into the GOP after World War II; the involvement of Ronald Reagan with the Nazi/GOP element; the profound links of George Herbert Walker Bush to the GOP/Nazi milieu; the role of former CIA director William Casey in importing Nazi war criminals to join the GOP ethnic milieu; John’s contribution to a forthcoming documentary called “American Secrets.”

1. One of the featured elements in the interview concerns disclosure that several apparent atrocities committed by the Israeli Defense Forces were not “as advertised.” A French court has ruled that the famous case of Mohammed al-Durra (a young boy allegedly shot by Israeli troops) was actually an fraudulent staged by the Palestinians. Although not fabricated from whole cloth, the death of Rachel Corrie was different from the version peddled by much of the world’s media establishment–Rachel Corrie was not standing in front of the bulldozer and could not have been seen by the driver of the bulldozer. It is worth noting that these incidents, like phony atrocities during the Lebanese war of 2006 have done much to determine popular opinion in the Arab Street.

2. John reviews information about Operation Green Quest, the investigation that sprang from his lawsuit against Sammi al-Arian. It was the disclosures that emerged during Operation Green Quest that revealed the link between Grover Norquist, Karl Rove, the Bush administration and terrorist elements associated with financing Al Qaeda, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

3. Like the GOP/Nazi link, the links between the Islamists and the GOP power structure derives from the links between powerful American economic interests and the power elite of Saudi Arabia. The forthcoming film “American Secrets” highlights these connections and manner in which they betray the United States.

4. In addition to discussing John’s new book, the program set forth details John’s new Internet broadcast, The Loftus Report.

5. Promoting yet another of John’s projects, we also highlighted his annual “Intelligence Summit”— a gathering of media personnel and intelligence officers, assembled for the purpose of sharing information and developing solutions for the world’s complex problems. Find out more about this project at: http://www.intelligencesummit.org/speakers/JohnLoftus.php.

6. Beginning the discussion of the Muslim Brotherhood, Loftus relates how he first encountered the historical record of the organization’s employment by the Third Reich, British intelligence and (finally) the CIA. “Let me give you an example. This year a friend of mine from the CIA, named Bob Baer wrote a very good book about Saudi Arabia and terrorism, it’s called Sleeping with the Devil. I read the book and I got about a third of the way through and I stopped. Bob was writing about how, when he worked for the CIA, how bad the files were. He said, for example, the files for the Muslim Brotherhood were almost nothing. There were just a few newspaper clippings. I called Bob up and said, ‘Bob, that’s wrong. The CIA has enormous files on the Muslim Brotherhood, volumes of them. I know because I read them a quarter of a century ago.’ He said, ‘What do you mean?’ Here’s how you can find all of the missing secrets about the Muslim Brotherhood—and you can do this too. I said, ‘Bob go to your computer and type in two words into the search part. Type the word ‘Banna’ B-A-N-N-A. He said, ‘Yeah.’ Type in ‘Nazi.’ Bob typed the two words in, and out came 30 to 40 articles from around the world. He read them and called me back and said, ‘Oh my god, what have we done?’”

(“The Arab Nazi-Al Qaeda Connection” by John Loftus; Jewish Community News; August/2004; p. 18.

7. Tracing the evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood into al Qaeda, Loftus relates the history of the organization, beginning with the organization’s political marriage with the Third Reich. “What I’m doing today is doing what I’m doing now: I’m educating a new generation in the CIA that the Muslim Brotherhood was a fascist organization that was hired by Western Intelligence that evolved over time into what we today know as al Qaeda.” (Idem.)

8. “Here’s how the story began. In the 1920’s there was a young Egyptian named al Banna. And al Banna formed this nationalist group called the Muslim Brotherhood. Al Banna was a devout admirer of Adolph Hitler and wrote to him frequently. So persistent was he in his admiration of the new Nazi Party that in the 1930’s, al Banna and the Muslim Brotherhood became a secret arm of Nazi Intelligence. The Arab Nazis had much in common with the new Nazi doctrines. They hated Jews; they hated democracy; and they hated the Western culture. It became the official policy of the Third Reich to secretly develop the Muslim Brotherhood as the Fifth Column, an army inside Egypt.” (Idem.)

9. “When war broke out, the Muslim Brotherhood promised in writing that they would rise up and help General Rommel and make sure that no English or American soldier was left alive in Cairo or Alexandria. The Muslim Brotherhood began to expand in scope and influence during World War II. They even had a Palestinian section headed by the grand Mufti of Jerusalem, one of the great bigots of all time. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was the Muslim Brotherhood representative for Palestine. These were undoubtedly Arab Nazis. The Grand Mufti, for example, went to Germany during the war and helped recruit an international SS division of Arab Nazis. They based it in Croatia and called in the ‘Handjar’ Muslim Division, but it was to become the core of Hitler’s new army of Arab fascists that would conquer the Arab peninsula from then on to Africa—grand dreams.” (Idem.)

10. Next, Loftus sets forth the manner in which the Brotherhood jumped from the service of the Third Reich to service on behalf of the British, who used them against the fledgling state of Israel in the 1940’s. “At the end of World War II, the Muslim Brotherhood was wanted for war crimes. Their German intelligence handlers were captured in Cairo. The whole net was rolled up by the British Secret Service. Then a horrible thing happened. Instead of prosecuting the Nazis—the Muslim Brotherhood—the British government hired them.” (Idem.)

11. “They brought all the fugitive Nazi war criminals of Arab and Muslim descent into Egypt, and for three years they were trained on a special mission. The British Secret Service wanted to use the fascists of the Muslim Brotherhood to strike down the infant state of Israel in 1948. Only a few people in the Mossad know this, but many of the members of the Arab Armies and terrorist groups that tried to strangle the infant State of Israel were the Arab Nazis of the Muslim Brotherhood.” (Ibid.; pp. 18-19.)

12. After their tenure working for the British, the Muslim Brotherhood found employment with the CIA, working in an anti-communist capacity throughout the Middle East. “Britain was not alone. The French Intelligence service cooperated by releasing the Grand Mufti and smuggling him to Egypt, so all of the Arab Nazis came together. So, from 1945 to 1948, the British Secret Service protected every Arab Nazi they could, but they failed to quash the State of Israel. What the British did then, they sold the Arab Nazis to the predecessor of what became the CIA. It may sound stupid; it may sound evil, but it did happen. The idea was that we were going to use the Arab Nazis in the Middle East as a counterweight to the Arab communists. Just as the Soviet Union was funding Arab communists, we would fund the Arab Nazis to fight against [them]. And lots of secret classes took place. We kept the Muslim Brotherhood on our payroll.” (Ibid.; p. 19.)

13. After their expulsion from Egypt by Nasser, many of the Brotherhood’s key personnel were relocated to Saudi Arabia by the CIA. In Saudi Arabia, many of them assumed prominence in that benighted country’s theocratic infrastructure. Loftus notes that Wahhabiism has been rejected and labeled a heresy by the vast majority of the world’s Muslims. “But the Egyptians became nervous. Nasser ordered all of the Muslim Brotherhood out of Egypt, or else he would imprison or execute them all. During the 1950’s, the CIA evacuated the Nazis of the Muslim Brotherhood to Saudi Arabia. Now when they arrived in Saudi Arabia, some of the leading lights of the Muslim Brotherhood like [Abdullah] Azzam, became the teachers in the Madrassas, the religious schools. And there they combined the doctrines of Nazism with this weird Islamic cult, Wahhabiism. Everyone thinks that Islam is this fanatical religion, but it is not. They think that Islam—the Saudi version of Islam—is typical, but it’s not. The Wahhabi cult was condemned as a heresy more than 60 times by the Muslim nations. But when the Saudis got wealthy, they bought a lot of silence. This is a very harsh cult. The Wahhabiism was only practiced by two nations, the Taliban and Saudi Arabia. That’s how extreme it is. It really has nothing to do with Islam. Islam is a very peaceful and tolerant religion. It has always had good relationships with the Jews for the first thousand years of its existence.” (Idem.)

14. Osama bin Laden was mentored by Abdullah Azzam—a key Brotherhood figure who was among those relocated to Saudi Arabia by the CIA. “For the Saudis, there was a ruler in charge of Saudi Arabia, and that country was the new home of the Muslim Brotherhood, and fascism and extremism were mingled in these schools. And there was a young student who paid attention—and Azzam’s student was named Osama bin Laden. Osama bin Laden was taught by the Nazis of the Muslim Brotherhood who had emigrated to Saudi Arabia.” (Idem.)

15. Next, Loftus highlights the CIA’s resurrection of the Brotherhood and the agency’s employment of the Islamofascist organization as combatants against the Soviets in Afghanistan. The Brotherhood was recast as the MAK. “In 1979, the CIA decided to take the Arab Nazis out of cold storage. The Russians had invaded Afghanistan, so we told the Saudis that we would fund them if they would bring all of the Arab Nazis together and ship them off to Afghanistan to fight the Russians. We had to rename them. We couldn’t call them the Muslim Brotherhood because that was too sensitive a name. Its Nazi cast was too known. So we called them the Maktab al Khidimat il Mujahideen, the MAK. And the CIA lied to Congress and said they didn’t know who was on the payroll in Afghanistan, except the Saudis. But it was not true. A small section of the CIA knew perfectly well that we had once again hired the Arab Nazis and that we were using them to fight our secret wars.” (Idem.)

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