Introduction: NB–this post contains information added after the original program was broadcast. Presenting more analysis of the WikiLeaks phenomenon, this broadcast focuses on what might be termed “the Pirate Vortex,” and associated elements. In FTR #725, we examined WikiLeaks’ profound association with the milieu of Pirate Bay, a file-sharing site that uses the “Bit Torrent Platform” to share audio and video files–much of them “pirated” (hence the name.)
Although the vast majority of the users of the site, including the “Anonymous” folks associated with Pirate Bay would characterize themselves as “Anarcho/Utopian,” to coin a term, the realities of Pirate Bay are antithetical to what those people believe. (Anonymous are the group that launched attacks on companies refusing to continue to accept funds for WikiLeaks.) These folks have done some worthwhile things, but are ignoring the old adage that says “Count your buttons before doing them up.” In the case of WikiLeaks, they are being cynically used for a political end that, again, is the fundamental opposite of their beliefs.
In addition to the fact that WikiLeaks’ servers were provided by the Swedish Nazi financier Carl Lundstrom, Pirate Bay is actually incorporated as an offshore front company in the Seychelles Islands. (Pirate Bay was sold to a Swedish gaming company, but the firm went bankrupt. The sale was supposed to be financed by the sale of GGF’s stock–which rose 170% the day before the deal was announced, raising charges of insider trading.)
According to Silicon Valley sources, the Pirate Bay/WikiLeaks relationship would permit the Underground Reich to access everything being sent to WikiLeaks!
In the wake of charges being filed against Assange in Sweden, it developed that WikiLeaks in fact employed individuals connected to the Swedish Nazi/antisemitic milieu! Handling much of their business with Sweden and Russia are Joran Jermas and his son (Johannes Wahlstrom), both anti-Semitic and part and parcel to the same Nazi and fascist milieu to which Carl Lundstrom belongs.
The title of the program derives from the Wandervogel, part of a youth movement that wielded considerable influence in early twentieth-century Germany. Like the “Anonymous”/Pirate Bay/Pirate Party adherents, they were seeking a “liberating” perspective on life, and the Wandervogel embraced many elements of youth/hippie culture of the latter part of that century.
A more detailed analysis of the Wandervogel was presented in FTR #629: “ . . . The chief vehicle for carrying this ideological constellation to prominence was the youth movement, an amorphous phenomenon which played a decisive but highly ambivalent role in shaping German popular culture during the first three tumultuous decades of the century. Also known as the Wandervogel, (which translates roughly as ‘wandering free spirits’), the youth movement was a hodge-podge of counter-cultural elements, blending neo-Romanticism, Eastern philosophies, nature mysticism, hostility to reason, and a strong communal impulse in a confused but no less ardent search for authentic, non-alienated social relations. Their back-to-the-land emphasis spurred a passionate sensitivity to the natural world and the damage it suffered. They have been accurately characterized as ‘right-wing hippies,’ for although some sectors of the movement gravitated toward various forms of emancipatory politics (though usually shedding their environmental trappings in the process), most of the Wandervogel were eventually absorbed by the Nazis. This shift from nature worship to fuhrer worship is worth examining. . . .” (Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience; by Janet Biehl and Peter Staudenmaier; AK Press [SC] 1995; Copyright 1995 by Janet Biehl and Peter Staudenmaier; ISBN 1–873176-73–2; pp. 9–10.)
Most of the Wanderevogel became Nazis. Despite their “liberationist” perspective, “the Pirate Vortex” has served similar forces, no doubt inadvertently. In future program descriptions about WikiLeaks, we will ruminate about the implications of high-tech and fascism.
Program Highlights Include: The Swedish Pirate Party’s provision of an underground, Cold War nuclear fallout bunker to house WikiLeaks’ operations; the Swiss Pirate Party’s hosting of WikiLeaks; the “Anonymous” milieu’s “Operation Payback” attack on various companies’ sites (the attack of the cyber–Wandervogel); WikiLeaks’ reliance on a start-up company owned by Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde for funding; Carl Lundstrom’s proposal to move Pirate Bay to Argentina–a more friendly climate for a Nazi-owned outfit; the [aborted] sale of Pirate Bay occurring in the same week as the death of Michael Jackson; the possibility that Lundstrom’s interest in Pirate Bay may have been to use the BTP as a vehicle for enhancing German corporate control of the online music business; Sweden’s role as home to the most Bormann front companies set up to receive the capital looted by the Third Reich and then re-cycled into the German “economic miracle.”
1a. Another fascinating detail concerning the tangled web that is WikiLeaks concerns the PRQ server, based in Sweden. In addition to hosting WikiLeaks, it is the base for Pirate Bay, a controlling interest in which is owned by Carl Lundstrom, a prominent Swedish Nazi and financier of that country’s fascist political parties (including the Sweden Democrats, who enjoyed considerable success in the recent Swedish elections.) It is unclear if this would give Swedish Nazi elements access to information from documents accessed by WikiLeaks, but that seems a reasonable possibility. [Knowledgeable contacts in the Silicon Valley have told me that that would have been the case.]
Note that Lundstrom sold his family business to the Sandoz company. Part of the old I.G. Farben complex, it is the firm that developed LSD and, according to Sarah Moore, provided it gratis to the Hamilton-Byrne cult. Note that the elements of the old I.G. Farben firm have coalesced into an essential element of the Bormann capital network, the economic component of the Underground Reich.
A Swedish Internet company linked to file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay says it’s helping online whistle-blower WikiLeaks release classified documents from servers located in a Stockholm suburb. Mikael Viborg, the owner of the Web hosting company PRQ, on Friday showed The Associated Press the site — the basement of a drab office building — in Solna on the condition that the exact location was not revealed.
“This is the office. The server room is further inside,” the 28-year-old Viborg said, with the door to the office cracked open. Desks with computers, documents, and empty pastry boxes and soda cans could be seen inside before he closed the door.
WikiLeaks posted more than 76,900 classified military and other documents, mostly raw intelligence reports from Afghanistan, on its website July 25. The White House angrily denounced the leaks, saying they put the lives of Afghan informants and U.S. troops at risk.
The secretive website gives few details about its setup, but says its “servers are distributed over multiple international jurisdictions and do not keep logs. Hence these logs cannot be seized.” . . .
1b. Pirate Bay overlaps and is closely associated with a political party–The Pirate Party–that has branches in Sweden, Switzerland and Germany, among other countries. The Swedish Pirate Party is helping sponsor WikiLeaks’ presence in the country, helping to provide them with a former underground nuclear shelter for an operating base.
One of the world’s most controversial websites now has one of the world’s coolest datacenters.
Andy Greenberg at Forbes has picked up on a Norwegian report that Wikileaks‘ servers are now hosted in Sweden’s Pionen datacentre, housed inside a Cold War-era underground nuclear bunker. 30 metres below Stockholm, it reportedly has a single entrance with half-metre thick metal doors.
The move has been initiated by the Swedish Pirate Party, who began looking after Wikileaks’ hosting this month. “We have long admired Wikileaks”, the Pirate Party’s Rick Falkvinge told Norway’s VG, claiming that as his party is hosting Wikileaks, an attack on Wikileaks is also regarded as an attack on a political party. . . .
1c. After WikiLeaks was the focal point of DOS and hacking attacks in November of 2010, the Swiss Pirate Party undertook to access WikiLeaks’ material.
. . . . On Friday, the Pirate Party of Switzerland — part of an international movement fighting for the free sharing of online content — said it owned the “wikileaks.ch” domain name and was happy to support WikiLeaks.
“I don’t see an opportunity for a foreign government to reach into Switzerland,” said Leenaars. “This is a very forward-looking move.” . . .
1d. A start-up owned by a co-founder of the Swedish Pirate Bay (a controlling interest in which is owned by Swedish fascist Carl Lundstrom) remains as a conduit for donations for WikiLeaks.
While major online financing services such as PayPal, MasterCard, and Visa have shut down their dealings with the embattled WikiLeaks, one microfinancing startup is still hanging on. Flattr, a micropayment startup created by Peter Sunde, co-founder of the infamous BitTorrent sharing site The Pirate Bay, still accepts donations on behalf of the document-leaking non-profit. . . .
. . . Sunde has been a public advocate for Assange and WikiLeaks. He has also proposed a peer-to-peer DNS system that would prevent domain name registrations from being revoked, as was done with the WikiLeaks.org domain. . . .
1e. Lundstrom’s partner, Peter Sunde, began his association with the Pirate milieu while working for Siemens, one of the German core corporations and, as such, inextricably linked with the Bormann capital network. (Siemens is also closlely-linked with the BND, the German intelligence service. The following is a translation of the Norwegian Wikipedia entry about Peter Sunde. Interestingly, the American Wikipedia article does not identify the company for which he was working, or the fact that Sunde is currently a resident of Germany.
. . . . Profession Programmer / Web Entrepreneur
Nationality Norwegian-Finnish, living in Germany
Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi (born 13 September 1978 in Uddevalla , also known under the alias Brokep) is a Norwegian-Finnish computer specialist and one of the people who fronted BitTorrent website The Pirate Bay . He is the brother Mats Kolmisoppi .
In childhood Sunde moved around a lot in Scandinavia. The age of nine he began to program and had very good results at school. The school nevertheless chose Sunde to drop out, and was a full-time programmer. He then got a permanent job in the community, before the IT bubble participated in the construction of the Swedish portal Tjohoo . Later he worked for Siemens in Norway with data management in connection with the X-ray machines . After been sick in connection with the work he began to show interest in the pirate movement, and became active in Piratbyrån and The Pirate Bay. Sunde was then The Pirate Bay’s face. . . .
January 2008 was Sunde together with Fredrik Neij , Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström prosecuted in Sweden for effective and preparation for infringement via The Pirate Bay. The trial started on Monday 16th February 2009 , and the four defendants deny guilt and claim that Pirate Bay is considered as a search engine and that no copyrighted material found on the site’s servers . The 17 april 2009, the four sentenced to one year in prison each and a total of 30 million in damages jointly and severally to the music, film and record label claims submitted in the lawsuit. The judgment is likely to be appealed. . . .
1f. Following a number of organizations’ refusal to continue accepting money for WikiLeaks, members of Anonymous, allied with Pirate Bay/Pirate Party, launched “Operation Payback,” attacking numerous websites.
The hacker friendly website 4chan has begun to organize its members, known collectively as Anonymous, in an effort to prevent “the oppressive future which looms ahead.” The “Operation Avenge Assange” will consist of a series of Internet attacks that have begun with PayPal.
Julian Assange is a man who has made enemies. The editor-in-chief and creator of WikiLeaks is fighting battles on all fronts: legally, financially, personally and professionally, and even now sits in a jail cell in England following his arrest earlier today, after Sweden issued an arrest warrant stemming from four charges of sexual offences, including one of rape. But Assange is not without his allies, either. One of the more potentially powerful groups to throw in its support is the website 4chan, and some of its members that are collectively known as Anonymous. The group that is either famous or infamous depending on your point of view, have begun a new campaign to support WikiLeaks and its creator that they are calling “Operation Avenge Assange”.
Operation Avenge Assange is a systematic attack that will target groups that Anonymous has deemed to have essentially treated Assange unfairly. The first target on the list is PayPal, which reports that cyber attacks have already begun. . . .
1g. With members of the hacker community maintaining their “Anonymity,” it remains to be seen how many ideological Nazis are in the Pirate Party.
The crisis surrounding the euro is leading to growing dissatisfaction with existing parties all over the eurozone. In France, as explained here last week, the current crisis has breathed new life into the far left. In Germany, where the far-left Die Linke party is the successor of the Communist Party of East-Germany, an altogether new party has emerged: the Piratenpartei, the Pirates’ Party.
“I recognize we have a Nazi problem in the Pirates,” Harmut Semken, the head of the Berlin PP said. “There’s no alternative: a party which accepts members without any pre-screening can’t help but attract people trying to hide their contempt for humanity behind freedom of expression,” he added. It is, however, a strange position for a party not to allow any criticism of immigration and religions, such as Islam, while at the same time condoning anti-Semitic activities under the pretext of freedom of expression. . . .
1h. More on Nazis transitioning from the NPD (Germany’s top neo-Nazi party) into the Pirate Party:
Germany’s upstart Pirate Party is fighting off accusations that right-wing extremists may have infiltrated its ranks, following reports that at least two prominent members once belonged to the far-right National Democratic Party.
Valentin Seipt, a Pirate Party district chairman in Freising, Bavaria resigned earlier this week after the accusation emerged. Matthias Bahner, who is a Pirate Party district council member in Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is still in his position, although the party has said it will discuss the issue this month.
The revelations are controversial because the NPD is widely seen as a racist party supporting extreme right-wing stances.
In contrast, the Pirate Party, which recently made big inroads in Berlin’s state elections and is winning increasing support nationwide, portrays itself as a party based on freedom and the protection of civil rights. Recent polls have shown surging figures, with up to nine percent of Germans supporting the Pirates.
According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, Seipt was an NPD member from at least 2007 to 2009 and was, for a time, a deputy district chairman for the NPD. . . .
2. Ultimately, Pirate Bay was sold to Swedish gaming firm GGF. (It appears that the deal wasn’t consummated due to the bankruptcy of GGF. Pirate Bay, in turn, is controlled by an offshore entity called Reservella, registered in the Seychelles.)
The ultimate motive for a fascist like Lundstrom to fund Pirate Bay is, obviously, a matter of speculation. One possibility to be considered is the Serpent’s Walk scenario, with the Underground Reich gaining control of all world media. (This is discussed at greater length in the long For The Record series about German Corporate Control of U.S. media. Recall BMG’s alliance with Napster in the early part of the decade. Might Lundstrom have been grooming Pirate Bay for corporate takeover by an Underground Reich entity?)
The lucrative commercialization of Napster may well have been one of the inspirations for GGF’s takeover of Pirate Bay.
Global Gaming Factory (GGF) has paid 60m kronor (£4.7m) to take over the site from its founders.
Once it has taken control, GGF said it would start paying copyright fees for the movies, music and games linked to via the site. . . .
3. In that same context, it is worth noting that the quasi-populist ideological rhetoric surrounding Pirate Bay dovetails nicely with the sort of “fascist populism” marketed by the political parties financed by Lundstrom.
. . . The money man, Carl Lundström, on whose servers The Pirate Bay [and WikiLeaks–D.E.] was housed, is straight out of the crime novels of Stieg Larsson. He inherited a fortune built on crispbread, and has a long history of involvement with extreme rightwing politics. In the 1980s, he was a member of “Keep Sweden Swedish”, an anti-immigrant fringe group; he has financially backed the Sweden Democrats, a would-be populist and anti-immigrant party; and only this month the managing director of one of his companies was charged with a robbery in a small west-coast town, part of a feud within a neo-Nazi group. Lundström told the Metro newspaper (http://bit.ly/metro) after he sacked the man that he had known he was a party member, but not that he had gone to collect another member’s computer with a submachine gun.
Gottfrid Svartholm Varg and Frederik Neij, the nerds who run The Pirate Bay itself, have also been accused by the prosecutor of tax evasion, but deny that they were making any money from their business. Their attitude of sneering entitlement towards the government is all of a piece with their attitude towards the big content companies. . . .
. . . I know that a little bit of the rhetoric around The Pirate Bay sounds leftwing – the idea that it is wrong for “international capital” to push Sweden around – but that’s just populist, and could be found in the rhetoric of the kind of parties that Carl Lundström has supported too.
The overwhelming impression is of a clash between two rightwing views, one that says it is all right to steal from the state, and one which says it is sinful to steal from corporations. . . .
4. Interestingly, and perhaps significantly, the purchase of Pirate Bay by GGF took place the same week as the death of Michael Jackson. In FTR #695, we examined his untimely demise against the background of Bertelsmann’s re-entry into the music business and Michael Jackson’s ownership of the highly lucrative Beatles catalog. Might the two events have been linked–part of the Underground Reich’s bid to increase its presence in the music business?
Just before GGF’s purchase of Pirate Bay, the stock increased dramatically in price, causing many to speculate that insider trading may have been involved.
There have been two big music-business news stories in the past week. One has been – and still is – dominating all media outlets, and the other pretty much snuck in under the radar.
The biggest story, of course, was the death of Michael Jackson and the resulting cancellation of his 50 gigs at the O2. . .
. . . There are reports that subscribers are closing their accounts, and GGF is facing an insider-trading investigation after its stock saw a huge upswing in trades on Monday – the day before the deal was announced. . . .
5. As indicated above, Pirate Bay is nominally and legally the property of a mysterious holding company incorporated in the Seychelles called Reservella.
When lawyer Ernst-Jan Louwers showed up in a Dutch court this week to defend the three Pirate Bay administrators, he swore that none of the three men in fact owned the site, having got rid of it in a shady 2006 transaction. How shady? Louwers told the judge that he could produce literally no piece of evidence that the site had even been sold at all—no contract, no bank transfer, no nothing.
The Pirate Bay admins have long said that the site is actually controlled by a mysterious company called Reservella, based in the Seychelles islands. As for who controls Reservella, the admins say they have no idea—and frankly don’t care.
But Dutch antipiracy group BREIN says that it knows who controls Reservella, and it has the document to prove it: Fredrik Neij, one of the three Pirate Bay admins. . . .
6. Lundstrom is alleged to have suggested moving Pirate Bay’s operations to Argentina–certainly a hospitable place for a potential Bormann capital network business enterprise!
. . . . The paper also talks about knowledge on Lundstrom’s side about potential legal ramifications. Prosecutors say Lundstrom personally sent an SMS to Fredrik Neij on May 31st of 2006 to warn him about the raids against The Bay and its owners. Lundstrom supposedly also suggested in an email to move The Pirate Bay’s operations to Argentina. . . .
7. After Julian Assange was charged with rape by two women in Sweden, the Internet was abuzz with allegations that the women were affiliated with anti-Castro Cuban organizations. Featured in Alexander Cockburn’s Counterpunch online newsletter, the story was authored by one “Israel Shamir” (with an editorial credit by Paul Bennett).
8. What received less attention was the fact that “Israel Shamir” is actually one Joran Jermas, a raving, doctrinaire anti-Semite who is deeply involved with the Swedish Nazi/fascist milieu that counts Carl Lundstrom among its ranks.
A man who claims to be one of Israel’s leading intellectuals is also a Swedish anti-Semitic writer. Israel Shamir presents himself on his website as a leading Russian-Israeli intellectual and a writer, translator and journalist. But in 2001 he changed his name to Jöran Jermas and has surrounded himself in Sweden and Norway with anti-Semites and strange conspiracy theorists. . . .. . . Jermas’s translator in Norway is Hans Olav Brendberg, a teacher, who was recently asked to leave the executive committee of a branch of the Red Electoral Alliance (RV). The left-wing RV, which took 1.2% of the vote in the general election in 2001 and has over 80 local councillors, accused Brendberg of making anti-Jewish statements on the internet and in his work as Jermas’s translator.
Brendberg, 35, stirred up controversy after writing articles for the left-wing daily Klassekampen in which he charged the Jews with killing Christ and hating all non-Jews. But it is through the KK-forum, Klassekampen’s semi-official web-based discussion forum, that Brendberg has gained most notoriety for statements such as: “Millions of nice Germans have always existed but not one of them is mentioned in Anne Frank’s Diaries. As for the broader picture: is not the world bigger than the attic of a Dutch city apartment block?”
On several occasions, Brendberg has referred to Kevin MacDonald, an extreme right-wing American, as an authority on Jewish matters. MacDonald, a professor at an obscure Californian university, is a white racist, antisemitic, anti-black, anti-left apologist for Hitler’s genocide and an inveterate fascist.
MacDonald is perhaps most infamous for his claim that the Jews have effected a breeding programme to conquer other “races”. He appeared in court as a witness on behalf of David Irving, the British quasi-historian and Hitler admirer, in his libel case against Deborah Lipstadt. . . .
. . . Shamir has found other, even more extreme friends in Sweden. One of his Swedish translators, Lars Adelskog, is not only a leading figure in the Swedish UFO movement but can also be found in the jungle of conspiracy theories where the Illuminati, the Freemasons and lizards in human form are supposedly working together to end civilisation as we know it.
Adelskog’s last book bore the profound title En tom säck kan inte stå (An empty bag cannot stand) and was published by the openly nazi publisher Nordiska Förlaget. [NB–Carl Lundstrom patronizes this same publishing outfit, as seen below.) This organization also sells books by MacDonald, Hitler and Irving. In his latest book, Adelskog tries in typical nazi style to “prove” that the Nazi genocide of the Jews never took place.
Adelskog was previously the editor of the Swedish “alternative” magazine Nexus, where he also spread his pet conspiracy theories. The Nationalsocialistisk Front later touted unsold issues of Nexus through its website.
Jermas/Shamir himself is no stranger to conspiracy theories. When he visited Norway in 2001, he made the laughable claim in the mainstream newspaper Adresseavisa that many Jews received text messages warning them to get out of the World Trade Centre in New York before the terror attacks of 11 September.
Another outlet that eagerly promotes antisemitic conspiracy theories is the Russian magazine Zavtra and its editor Alexander Prokhanov. While in Moscow, Jermas worked as a journalist for Zavtra, which has been described as Russia’s most antisemitic rag. When the notorious racist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke went to Russia to promote his new book, Jewish Supremacism, and his National Association for the Advancement of White People, it was on Prokhanov’s invitation.
Despite the dogs with which he is willing to lie down, Jermas does not seem afraid of catching fleas. In the USA, Alex Linder of Kirksville, Missouri, who has seemingly fallen from grace in the Nazi National Alliance (NA), has set up his own outfit called the Vanguard News Network. Lindner is eagerly promoting a forthcoming congress of Holocaust liars in Sacramento this year and published parts of a peculiar email correspondence with Jermas, posing under his old name of Shamir. . . .
9. Pirate Bay sugar daddy Lundstrom has discussed his political sympathies. [The excerpt below is from Google translations. The Swedish sentence is followed by the English translation.] Note that he appears on the user/subscriber list for Nordic Publishers, the Nazi publishing outfit that handles the efforts produced by one of Jermas’s [aka “Shamir’s”] publishers.
. . . Lundström har inte gjort någon hemlighet av sina sympatier för främlingsfientliga grupper, och förra året fanns hans namn med på kundregistret hos det nazistiska bokförlaget Nordiska Förlaget. Lundstrom has made no secret of his sympathy for the xenophobic groups, and last year was his name with the customer code of the Nazi publishing house Nordic Publishers.
– Jag stöder dem genom att köpa böcker och musik. - I support them by buying books and music. Ni i media vill bara sprida missaktning om olika personer. You in the media just want to spread contempt for different people. Ni i media är fyllda av hat till Pirate Bay, avslutar en mycket upprörd Carl Lundström. You in the media is full of hatred to the Pirate Bay, finishing a very upset Carl Lundström.
Nordiska Förlaget säljer vit makt musik och böcker som hyllar rasistiska våldshandlingar. Nordic publishing company sells white power music and books that celebrates the racist violence. Förlaget stöder nazisternas demonstration i Salem och bjöd in Ku Klux Klan ledaren till en föredragturné i Sverige. Publisher supports the Nazi demonstration in Salem and invited the Ku Klux Klan leader [David Duke] for a lecture tour in Sweden. . . .
10a. It turns out that both Jermas and his son, of similar political sympathies, are actual employees of WikiLeaks. Jermas is involved with the outfit’s operations in Russia, his son [Wahlstrom] is involved with the Swedish operations of WikiLeaks.
The Swedish media has identified Shamir’s son, a disgraced journalist named Johannes Wahlström, himself accused of anti-Semitism and falsifying quotes, as a WikiLeaks spokesman in Sweden. Indeed, Wahlström has authored stories based on the WikiLeaks material for the newspaper Aftonbladet and is credited as a producer on a recent Swedish public television documentary about the group.
But while being the son of a famous Holocaust denier is perhaps only suggestive—Wahlström is surely not responsible for his father’s many sins—his celebrations of his father’s work in print and his contributions to Shamir’s website suggest ideological affinity.* Indeed, in 2005 Wahlström wrote a story for the leftist magazine Ordfront arguing that Swedish media, not known for being friendly to the Jewish state, was in fact being manipulated by Jewish interests on behalf of the Israeli government.
Three of the journalists interviewed for the story—Cecilia Uddén, Lotta Schüllerqvist, and Peter Löfgren—claimed that Wahlström falsified quotes, leading the magazine to withdraw the story and issue an apology. Heléne Lööw, a historian of fascism and European neo-Nazism, commented that the Wahlström story contained all the “elements that one would find in a classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.”
A member of Ordfront’s editorial board, writing in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter, lamented that the piece was ever published, citing Wahlström’s “close working relationship with Israel Shamir,” without pointing out just how close the two were.
Wahlström and Shamir, father and son, are the WikiLeaks representatives for two rather large geographic areas. According to Swedish Radio’s investigation, Wahlström is the gatekeeper of the cables in Scandinavia, and “has the power to decide” which newspapers are provided access and what leaks they are allowed to see. (At the time of filing, Wahlström had yet to respond to an email request for comment.) . . .
10b. The above-cited article chronicled the extreme nature of Jermas/Shamir’s views:
. . . So let us quickly recap the foulness of Shamir’s political views. As I noted last week, he has called the Auschwitz concentration camp “an internment facility, attended by the Red Cross (as opposed to the US internment centre in Guantanamo),” not a place of extermination. He told a Swedish journalist (and fellow Holocaust denier) that “it’s every Muslim and Christian’s duty to deny the Holocaust.” . . .
11. According to my Silicon Valley sources, the arrangement whereby Pirate Bay, Lundstrom, Pirate Party etc. hosts WikiLeaks would permit the Underground Reich (Nazi International or Fascist International, if you will) to access everything sent to WikiLeaks! Thus, whatever else WikiLeaks may be, it certainly appears to be a Nazi data-mining operation, among other things. An e-mail from Julian Assange to WikiLeaks co-founder turned critic John Young gives us an idea just how successful and profound that data-mining operation is.
To: John Young
Subject: martha stuart pgp
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 12:20:25 –0500
J. We are going to fuck them all. Chinese mostly, but not entirely a feint. Invention abounds. Lies, twists and distorts everywhere needed for protection. Hackers monitor Chinese and other intel as they burrow into their targets, when they pull, so do we.
Inexhaustible supply of material. Near 100,000 documents/emails a day. [Italics are mine–D.E.] We’re going to crack the world open and let it flower into something new. If fleecing the CIA will assist us, then fleece we will. We have pullbacks from NED, CFR, Freedomhouse and other CIA teats. We have all of pre 2005 Afghanistan. Almost all of India fed. Half a dozen foreign ministries. Dozens of political parties and consulates, Worldbank, apec, UN sections, trade groups, Tibet and Fulan Dafa associations and… Russian phishing mafia who pull data everywhere. We’re drowning. We don’t even know a tenth of what we have or who it belongs to. We stopped storing it at 1Tb.”
12. In the context of Lundstrom’s operations, it is interesting and (possibly) significant that Sweden is the company that had the largest number of front companies set up under the Bormann flight capital program.
. . . Seven hundred and fifty new corporations were established in the last months of the war under the direction of Reichsleiter Bormann, using the technique perfected by Hermann Schmitz [of I.G. Farben]. A national of each country was the nominal head of each corporate structure and the board was a mix of German administrators and bank officials, while the staffing at senior and middle management levels was comprised of German scientists and technicians. In the background were the shadowy owners of the corporation, those Germans who possessed the bearer bonds as proof of stock ownership. The establishment of such companies, usually launched in industries requiring high technical skills was welcomed in Spain and Argentina, to give two examples because those governments appreciated that German companies would generate jobs and implement a more favorable balance of trade. Country by country, a breakdown by U.S. treasury investigators of these new 750 German firms was as follows: Portugal, 58; Spain, 112; Sweden, 233; Switzerland, 214; Turkey, 35; Argentina, 98. . . .
12. For perspective on the Bormann capital network’s control of corporate Germany (including Peter Sunde’s employer Siemens) and of the firms in the old I.G. Farben orbit (including Sandoz, who capitalized Lundstrom) we again turn to Manning.
. . . . Each of these three spinoffs from I.G. Farben today does more business individually than did Farben at its zenith, when its corporate structure covered 93 countries. BASF and Bayer individually boast worldwide sales of nearly $10 billion annually, while Hoechst, now the world’s largest chemical company, generated $16.01 billion in worldwide sales in 1980. Each does more business than E.I. du Pont de Nemours, with sales of $9.4 billion. . . .
The United States is, of course, the major market, one into which these German corporations continue to pour investment money for both new capital construction and corporate takeovers. Together, these three multinationals assure permanent prosperity for the original 450 Farben stockholders, their banks, and the shadowy shareholders of the Bormann organization in South America who guard and vote the Hermann Schmitz trust fund through intermediaries at the annual meetings of BASF, Bayer and Hoechst. . . .
13. More on the Bormann capital network’s control of corporate Germany:
. . . . If there is any doubt in Europe who in the long run won the peace, there is none whatsoever among the former German leaders dwelling in South America. It is a good bet that if Hermann Schmitz were alive today, he would bear witness as to who really won. Schmitz died contented, having witnessed the resurgence of I.G. Farben, albeit in altered corporate forms, a money machine that continues to generate profits for all the old I.G. shareholders and enormous international power for the German cadre directing the workings of the successor firms. . . . He was the master manipulator, the corporate and financial wizard, the magician, who could make money appear and disappear, and reappear again.
His whole existence was legerdemain, played out on the gameboard of I.G. Farben and his beloved Germany. . . Their [Schmitz and Bormann] association was close and trusting over the years, and it is the considered opinion of those in their circle that the wealth possessed by Hermann Schmitz was shifted to Switzerland and South America, and placed in trust with Bormann, the legal heir to Hitler. [Hermann] Schmitz’s wealth—largely I.G. Farben bearer bonds converted to the Big Three successor firms, shares in Standard Oil of New Jersey (equal to those held by the Rockefellers), as well as shares in the 750 corporations he helped Bormann establish during the last year of World War II—has increased in all segments of the modern industrial world. The Bormann organization in South America utilizes the voting power of the Schmitz trust along with their own assets to guide the multinationals they control, as they keep steady the economic course of the Fatherland. . .