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FTR #755 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 2: Dramatis Personae, Part 2 (WikiFascism, Part 3)

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash drive that can be obtained here. [1] (The flash drive includes the anti-fascist books avail­able on this site.)

NB: This description contains material not in the original broadcast.

Lisen: MP3

Side 1 [2]    Side 2 [3]


Assange and Jermas/"Shamir"

Introduction: Due to the complexity of the analysis of “The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook,” we begin the discussion by highlighting the nature of the actors in this particular drama.

“Eddie the Friendly Spook” Snowden is inextricably linked with WikiLeaks [5]and its milieu. (Citizen Greenwald is very closely connected with WikiLeaks, as well.)

As discussed  in FTR #’s 732 [6]and 745 [7], WikiLeaks is a far-right, Nazi-linked intelligence network [8]. Although the vast majority of its adherents and those of the closely-connected Pirate Bay and Pirate Party milieux (as well as the overlapping “Anonymous” folks) would be described as “anarcho/Utopian” in  their political outlook, WikiLeaks [9] tracks back to explicitly fascist elements.

Beginning with review of Julian Assange’s Nazi and fascist associations, the first side of the show recaps part of side “A” of FTR #745 [7].

After highlighting the WikiLeaks/Snowden relationship [5], the program details Nazi infiltration of [10], and participation in, the Pirate Party which, as we have seen, is very close to WikiLeaks.

Next, we turn to the subject of the fledgling WikiLeaks Party [11]in Australia. That party’s endorsement of fascist and far-right political parties in the Australian election was deliberate [12], and not an “administrative error.”

The program concludes with examination of Julian Assange’s endorsement  [13]of Ron and Rand Paul.

Program Highlights Include: Ron Paul’s links [14] to the failed white-supremacist Dominica invasion in 1981; Ron Paul’s association with the Fatima Center [15], a holocaust-denying organization that rejects the notion that the earth orbits the sun; Ron Paul’s decades-long networking with David Duke [16]; Ron Paul’s decades-long networking with Don Black [14]and the Stormfront milieu [16]; connections between the milieu of Julian Assange’s [17]holocaust-denying aide Joran Jermas and David Duke [18]; connections between Carl Lundstrom [6]and the milieu of David Duke [19]; the role of former WikiLeaks associate James Ball in precipitating the Snowden psy-op; Joran Jermas’ son Johannes Wahlstrom’s upcoming testimony as a character witness in Julian Assange’s rape trial.

1a. The program reviews Assange and WikiLeaks’ links to explicitly Nazi and fascist elements, recapping information from FTR #745 [7].

Beginning with the decisive role of Joran Jermas/Israel Shamir’s Nazi and anti-Semitic network in the establishment of WikiLeaks in Sweden, the program cites research uncovered by Expo, the magazine founded by Stieg Larsson.

The “organization” referred to by Jermas/Shamir and embraced by Assange is almost certainly the “Pirate Vortex.” Although composed of Utopian-minded individuals, for the most part, that milieu has strong fascist/Nazi underpinnings.

“Revealed: Anti­semite was key to Wik­iLeaks Oper­a­tion” by Mar­tin Bright; Jew­ish Chron­i­cle; 6/2/2011. [17]

The noto­ri­ous anti­se­mitic jour­nal­ist Israel Shamir was actively involved in devel­op­ing the Wik­iLeaks net­work — and was not just another free­lance writer who hap­pened to strike up a work­ing rela­tion­ship with the website’s founder Julian Assange, accord­ing to newly-revealed cor­re­spon­dence. [Emphasis added.]

Emails seen by the Swedish anti-racist mag­a­zine, Expo, demon­strate that the two men co-operated for sev­eral years. As early as 2008 Mr Shamir was asked to rec­om­mend poten­tial asso­ciates in Swe­den. [Emphasis added.] He sug­gested his own son, Johannes Wahlström: “He is a Swedish cit­i­zen, and lives in Swe­den. Prob­a­bly, he’ll be able to give advice about press freedom.”

Like his father, Mr Wahlström has devel­oped a rep­u­ta­tion for stri­dent anti­se­mitic views. In 2005, left-wing mag­a­zine Ord­front was forced to with­draw one of his arti­cles, which argued that Israel con­trolled the Swedish media.

An email from June 2010 shows that Mr Shamir was still play­ing a part in the Swedish Wik­iLeaks net­work at that point. “I have a lot of good guys who can help to analyze the trea­sure and it would be good to start spread­ing the news,” he told Mr Assange. “I am now in Paris, and peo­ple want to know more! Tues­day I go to Swe­den, and there is a whole oper­a­tion for your ben­e­fit!” Mr Assange replied: “There cer­tainly is! Tell the team to get ready. Give them my best. We have a lot of work to do.” . . . [Emphasis added.]

1b. It might be worthwhile here, to briefly review the nature of Jermas/Shamir’s political outlook.

“Assange’s Extrem­ist Employ­ees: Why is Wik­iLeaks employ­ing a Holo­caust Denier and his dis­graced son?” by Michael C. Moyni­han; Rea­son Mag­a­zine; 12/14/2010. [20]

. . . 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.” . . .

1c. Joran Jermas’ son Johannes Wahlstrom’s will be testifying as a character witness in Julian Assange’s rape trial. As discussed above, Wahlstrom is a bird of the same political feather as his father.

“Exclu­sive: For­mer Wik­iLeaks Employee James Ball Describes Work­ing With Julian Assange” by James Ball; The Daily Beast; 5/30/2013. [21]

. . . . Dis­turbingly, Assange seems to have a per­sonal moti­va­tion for stay­ing friendly with Shamir. Shamir’s son, Johannes Wahlstrom, is appar­ently being called as one of Assange’s defense wit­nesses in his Swedish trial. That’s not the only time self has come before principle.

1d. The “operation [in Sweden] for [Assange’s] benefit appears to be the milieu of the Pirate Bay–referred to in FTR #732 [6] as the “Pirate Vortex.” This milieu is inextricably linked with WikiLeaks’ operations, with the economic heavy lifting for Pirate Bay being done by Carl Lundstrom, Nazi/fascist financier of far right parties, including the Sweden Democrats.

Listeners are emphatically encouraged to carefully digest the material in FTR #732 [22]. A grasp of that broadcast will greatly aid in understanding this program.

2a. It was a Guardian journalist James Ball–a former WikiLeaks associate–who helped cement the Snowden–Laura Poitras relationship.

“How Edward Snow­den Led Jour­nal­ist and Film-Maker to Reveal NSA Secrets” by Roy Greenslade; The Guardian; 8/19/2013. [23]

. . . . After Poitras made a video of Snow­den, duly posted on 9 June, he checked out of his hotel and went into hid­ing. A week later, Poitras flew to Berlin, “where she could edit her doc­u­men­tary with­out wor­ry­ing that the FBI would show up with a search warrant.”

And two weeks after that she flew to Brazil. It was there, in a Rio de Janeiro hotel, that Maass met her along with Green­wald, where they were work­ing with MacAskill and another Guardian jour­nal­ist, James Ball. . . .

2b. Next the program details the role of WikiLeaks in empowering Snowden’s journey from China to Russia.

One of WikiLeaks’ financial assistants [24]has offered to fly Snowden to Iceland, in order to receive political Asylum. Olafur Vignir Sigurvinsson, head of DataCell (which has been accepting funds for WikiLeaks), is ponying up for the aircraft.

Sigurvinsson’s DataCell is presided over by Andreas Fink [25], a member of the Swiss Pirate Party–see text excerpt below. (The “Pirate Vortex,” as we call the Pirate Bay/Pirate Party crowd, are of “anarcho/Utopian” political orientation, but have been maneuvered into backing hard-core fascist institutions and undertakings. Hell, they haven’t even come to terms with their Nazi financial angel Carl Lundstrom’s activities. Germany’s Pirate Party [10] has taken stock of the Nazi infiltration of its ranks.)

3. Noting the Pirate Party’s [26]close relationship with WikiLeaks, we highlight that orgnization’s [27]infiltration by neo-Nazi elements [28].

4. It should come as no surprise at all that the Australian WikiLeaks Party chose far-right and fascist parties over its Green supporters in the recent election Down Under.

“Wik­iLeaks Party’s ‘Admin­is­tra­tive Errors’ Incense Greens” by Bernard Keane;  Crikey.com.au; 8/19/2013. [11]

A deci­sion by the Wik­iLeaks Party to direct pref­er­ences away from Julian Assange’s strongest polit­i­cal sup­porter has incensed sup­port­ers. They should have known better.

The fledg­ling Wik­iLeaks Party has inflicted major dam­age on itself after a dis­as­trous pref­er­ence allo­ca­tion that saw it pref­er­enc­ing far-right par­ties, apol­o­gis­ing for an “admin­is­tra­tive error” and pref­er­enc­ing the WA Nation­als ahead of Julian Assange’s strongest polit­i­cal sup­porter, Greens Sen­a­tor Scott Ludlam.

The Sen­ate pref­er­ence allo­ca­tions revealed yes­ter­day showed, in New South Wales, Wik­iLeaks had pref­er­enced the right-wing Shoot­ers and Fish­ers Party and the extreme-right Aus­tralia First Party, run by con­victed crim­i­nal and for­mer neo-Nazi Jim Saleam, ahead of the Greens and the major par­ties. Aus­tralia First wants to end all immi­gra­tion and to restore the death penalty.

Soon after the release of the pref­er­ences and a firestorm of crit­i­cism erupted on social media, the party issued a state­ment on its Face­book page blam­ing the pref­er­enc­ing on “some admin­is­tra­tive errors”.

The “error”, the exact nature of which remains unex­plained, appears to have par­tic­u­larly incensed pro­gres­sive vot­ers who had assumed Wik­iLeaks would be a left-wing, Greens-style party. How­ever, Julian Assange has already crit­i­cised the Greens’ totemic asy­lum seeker pol­icy as “sim­plis­tic and fool­ish” dur­ing the cam­paign and backed off­shore pro­cess­ing, while crit­i­cis­ing both the major par­ties on the issue. On the week­end, Assange said he admired US lib­er­tar­ian Repub­li­cans Ron and Rand Paul, though he expressed con­cern about their posi­tion on issues like abor­tion. Swap­ping pref­er­ences with minor par­ties of very dif­fer­ent ori­en­ta­tions is also stan­dard prac­tice for all par­ties. One party source told Crikey the “admin­is­tra­tive error” in NSW was quite inten­tional and aimed at the Greens. . . .

. . . . Lud­lam has been Assange’s strongest sup­porter inside fed­eral Par­lia­ment, hound­ing the gov­ern­ment over its lack of sup­port for him and its deal­ings with the US over its cam­paign against Assange and Wik­iLeaks. Lud­lam trav­elled to Europe at his own expense in 2011 to talk to Swedish author­i­ties and Aus­tralian offi­cials in the UK about the case.

The deci­sion to pref­er­ence the Nation­als’ David Wirrpanda ahead of Lud­lam, strength­en­ing the chances of the Nation­als snar­ing the sixth Sen­ate spot ahead of the Greens, is thus an extra­or­di­nary betrayal. . . .

“Wik­ileaks Party Sen­ate Can­di­date: NSW Pref­er­ences a ‘Poor Judge­ment Call’, not Admin Error” by Ter­ence Huynh; Techgeek.com;  8/26/2013. [12]

Gerry Geor­gatos, the num­ber one Sen­ate can­di­date for the Wik­ileaks Party in West­ern Aus­tralia, has said that the Wik­ileaks Party’s New South Wales pref­er­ences fiasco was a “poor judge­ment call” and not an admin­is­tra­tive error.

It was not an admin­is­tra­tive error, it was a poor judge­ment call. I’m not [going to come out] here and bull­shit the audi­ence,” he told the Indy­media pro­gramme (24 min­utes into the pro­gramme) on Perth’s RTR yes­ter­day. His state­ment appears to con­tra­dicts the offi­cial posi­tion given by the Wik­ileaks Party that the pref­er­ences were an “admin­is­tra­tive error”.

In New South Wales, the Wik­ileaks Party pref­er­enced the Shoot­ers and Fish­ers and far-right Aus­tralia First party above the Greens – in direct con­tra­dic­tion to the deci­sions made by the National Coun­cil. The fiasco, in addi­tion to the West­ern Aus­tralian pref­er­ences, saw Leslie Can­nold, four National Coun­cil mem­bers and sev­eral vol­un­teers left the party. . . . .

5. The program concludes with examination of Assange’s support for Ron and Rand Paul [13], the former being Eddie the Friendly Spook’s Presidential candidate of choice.

The next program explores and reviews central points of the Ron and Rand Paul milieu.

The program then analyzes some key points of the “Paulistinian Libertarian Organization,” including: