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Gold Warriors

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Introduction: Supplementing previous lines of inquiry and introducing new ones, this program begins with discussion of so-called “flying saucers,” noting that disc-shaped aircraft have been developed by our national security establishment.

Former Air Force Sergeant Robert Vinson–an eyewitness to an Oswald double flying out of Dallas on 11/22/1963–was posted to Site 51 (“Area 51”) outside of Las Vegas. While at the base, he learned of saucer-shaped aircraft being flown by the CIA at the base.

The development of so-called “flying saucers” may well have evolved from Project Paperclip and the incorporation of Third Reich rocket and aviation specialists, as well as advanced technology, into the U.S. national security establishment.

Turning to the subject of the Boston Marathon bombing, we note that bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s heavily-redacted immigration files reinforce the suspicion that, if his background were more fully revealed, it would prove embarrassing and/or damaging to the powers that be.

In FTR #773, among other programs and posts, we noted that the Boston Marathon bombing appears to have been blowback from ongoing covert “ops” using Islamist proxy warriors in the Earth Island.

welcome-to-terrorlandPivoting to the background of another jihadist operating in Chechnya, we note that Mohamed Atta associate Mohamedou Ould Slahi–like Atta himself–was a beneficiary of the Carl Duisberg Society.

In FTR #911, we noted the Third Reich’s use of Crimean Tatars and the incorporation of those proxy warriors into the Western intelligence establishment–especially the CIA and Gehen “Org”–after the conclusion of World War II.

Supplementing that information, we note that Gerhard von Mende worked for Frank Wisner’s OPC.

Against the background of the use of jihadsts as proxy warriors and armed heralds of corporatist economics, we note a very strange incident in San Bernardino county. After reports of seventeen Muslim men “chanting” and firing “hundreds of shots,” the FBI let the men go without charging them, a development that raises more questions than than it answers.

Turning to the subject of the suspiciously high mortality among financial industry executives, we note the suicide of Martin Senn. In FTR #’s 772, 792 and 823, we noted the remarkable number of suspicious deaths in the global financial industry, usually dismissed as “suicides,” often despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Now, Martin Senn, has joined his former CFO (Pierre Wauthier), allegedly taking his own life.

The deaths of Senn and Wauthier are the latest in what some see as an unusual number of suicides in the realm of Swiss finance–” . . . . He [Martin Naville] knew Senn, who was president of the chamber, as well as Wauthier, who had British-French dual citizenship. He also knew Carsten Schloter, the German-born head of telecoms group Swisscom, who took his life in 2013, and Alex Widmer, head of bank Julius Baer, who committed suicide in 2008. . . .. . . . Staid for most of its nearly 150 years, Zurich Insurance rose to prominence in the 1990s with a series of takeovers. But its fortunes turned in 2001, when the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States left it with heavy losses, while runaway expenses at its headquarters hit the bottom line – and shareholder trust. . . .”

Next, we turn to an interesting development in U.S.–Asian relations concerns Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s resentment of the U.S. over a possible covert operation that appears to overlap the decades-long U.S. intelligence involvement with the vast amount of Golden Lily loot secreted in the Philippines and accessed by Japan, American intelligence and right-wing operatives to finance their activities.

An American who called himself Michael Terrence Meiring and made oblique jokes about being with the CIA was seriously injured in an explosion in the Philippines city of Davao, whose mayor at the time was Duterte.

IF Meiring was, in fact, working for the Agency, it may well have been in connection with the decades-old search for and use of the Golden Lily treasure stashed by the Japanese during the closing phase of World War II.

Concluding with recent developments in Israel, the program quotes former Prime Minister Ehud Barak saying something that would get most journalists and researchers in A LOT of trouble. In FTR #834, among other programs and posts, we noted the presence in Israel and the Zionist movement a significant fascist element. That element is rapidly gaining power, drawing the comment from former Prime Minister Ehud Barak that Israel “had been infected by the seeds of fascism.” We will further analyze the growth of fascism in Israel in a future program.

Program Highlights Include:

  • Review of the history of Third Reich and American sponsorship of Islamist combatants as proxy warriors.
  • A highly speculative element ruminating about the possibility that the muslim men firing shots in San Bernardino County may turn up as assassins of Donald Trump, if in fact “The Donald” proves too incendiary and idiosyncratic for the tastes of the power elite. That would make Obama and the Democrats look “weak on terrorism,” and inflame Trump’s supporters, while affording the GOP to field a more “conventional” candidate.
  • Review of some of the “collateralized death obligations” that have beset the financial industry.
  • Review of the various facets of the Golden Lily operation.

1. Former Air Force Sergeant Robert Vinson–an eyewitness to an Oswald double flying out of Dallas on 11/22/1963–was posted to Site 51 (“Area 51”) outside of Las Vegas.

While at the base, he learned of saucer-shaped aircraft being flown by the CIA at the base.

For more on the subject of so-called UFO’s, see FTR #’s 66, 67, 68167178588639873874,  as well as L-1 and L-2.

The development of so-called “flying saucers” may well have evolved from Project Paperclip and the incorporation of Third Reich rocket and aviation specialists, as well as advanced technology, into the U.S. national security establishment.

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass; Touchstone Books [SC]; Copyright 2008 by James W. Douglas; ISBN 978-1-4391-9388-4; p. 301.

 . . . . On his new assignment, Vinson would soon learn that the CIA’s projects out of Site 51 included experimental aircraft shaped like saucers. The same was true at the CIA’s other base at Roswell, New Mexico, where the C-54 carrying the second Oswald had landed. Both Site 51 and Roswell were home to “flying saucers” that people saw periodically in the area. They in fact came not from outer space but from the CIA, which encouraged the flying saucer reports as a convenient cover story for U.S. experimental aircraft. . . .

2. In FTR #773, among other programs and posts, we noted that the Boston Marathon bombing appears to have been blowback from ongoing covert “ops” using Islamist proxy warriors in the Earth Island. The heavy censorship of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s immigration files reinforces the suspicion that there is information about the bombers that is too sensitive to be released.

Only 206 of the 751 pages of the immigration file on Tsarnaev and his friend Ibragim Todashev were released in their entirety!

“Fed­eral Files Leave Ques­tions about Marathon bomber, Friend” by Maria Sac­chetti; Boston Globe; 2/29/2016.

Gov­ern­ment says it han­dled their immi­gra­tion cases prop­erly; files are heav­ily edited

Tamer­lan Tsar­naev passed the US cit­i­zen­ship test three months before he and his younger brother det­o­nated two bombs at the Boston Marathon, accord­ing to fed­eral immi­gra­tion records obtained under the Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act.

His test results, with cor­rect answers to ques­tions about slav­ery, the Con­sti­tu­tion, and the Louisiana Pur­chase, are in 651 pages of pre­vi­ously con­fi­den­tial files on the bomber and his friend Ibragim Toda­shev. Both men were killed in sep­a­rate inci­dents after the April 15, 2013, bombings.

The Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­rity pro­vided redacted files to The Boston Globe after mul­ti­ple requests span­ning three years. Only 206 pages were released in their entirety, so it remains unclear why the gov­ern­ment granted the friends legal res­i­dency and put them on the path toward US citizenship.

But the records show that months before the bomb­ings, Tsar­naev went to the John F. Kennedy Fed­eral Build­ing in Boston, swore his alle­giance to the United States, and denied any links to ter­ror­ism. The records also show that Toda­shev told immi­gra­tion offi­cials he had left Mass­a­chu­setts in Sep­tem­ber 2011, the same month he allegedly helpedTsar­naev kill three men in Waltham.

Until now, the gov­ern­ment had declined to release the files, cit­ing ongo­ing crim­i­nal inves­ti­ga­tions. But the mys­tery stirred debate about why immi­gra­tion offi­cials granted Tsar­naev and Toda­shev refuge in the first place, and whether offi­cials missed warn­ing signs about their crim­i­nal activ­ity as their cases pro­gressed through US Cit­i­zen­ship and Immi­gra­tion Services.

On Sun­day, the agency issued a state­ment say­ing the cases were processed correctly.

If fed­eral offi­cials raised secu­rity con­cerns about Tamer­lan Tsar­naev or Toda­shev, they did not dis­close them in the heav­ily redacted immi­gra­tion files. Instead, the files sketch a por­trait of Tsar­naev and Toda­shev, both eth­nic Chechens from Rus­sia, as men strug­gling with unem­ploy­ment and poverty while try­ing to cement their ties to the United States, Tsar­naev through cit­i­zen­ship and Toda­shev through a green card. They had so lit­tle income that the gov­ern­ment waived their immi­gra­tion appli­ca­tion fees, offi­cials said.

Tamer­lan Tsar­naev came to Amer­ica as a teenager in 2003, after secur­ing a visa in Turkey. His fam­ily had bounced between Kyr­gyzs­tan, Kaza­khstan, and Dages­tan in south­ern Rus­sia before set­tling in Cambridge.

In August 2012, after a 178-day trip to Rus­sia, Tsar­naev stopped by the Cam­bridge office of Cen­tro Latino, a now-defunct non­profit, for help in apply­ing for cit­i­zen­ship. He did not stand out; the orga­ni­za­tion helped hun­dreds of immi­grants of all back­grounds fill out the forms every year.

In his appli­ca­tion, Tsar­naev wrote that he wanted to change his first name to that of an early Islamic scholar, Muaz— a move crit­ics later said should have spurred the gov­ern­ment to inves­ti­gate fur­ther. He also dis­closed a 2009 arrest for assault­ing a for­mer girl­friend, and that he was receiv­ing gov­ern­ment ben­e­fits and had recently trav­eled overseas.

On Jan. 23, 2013, immi­gra­tion offi­cer David McCor­mack inter­viewed Tsar­naev and tested his Eng­lish and knowl­edge of US his­tory and gov­ern­ment. He answered six civics ques­tions cor­rectly to pass: He knew that Africans had been slaves, that there are 27 con­sti­tu­tional amend­ments, and that the United States bought Louisiana from the French in 1803. He also iden­ti­fied “Joe Biden” as the vice pres­i­dent, said Con­gress makes fed­eral laws, and that the colonists fought the British over “high taxes.” He cor­rectly read a ques­tion about vot­ing and wrote the answer: “Cit­i­zens can vote.”

His sole error was to say that the fed­eral court, and not the Supreme Court, is the high­est court in the United States.

After­ward, the immi­gra­tion offi­cer checked the box next to the sen­tence that said: “You passed the tests of Eng­lish and US his­tory and government.”

But instead of mark­ing the box that said, “Con­grat­u­la­tions! Your appli­ca­tion has been rec­om­mended for approval,” the offi­cer checked the next box, which said, “A deci­sion can­not yet be made about your application.”

Rea­sons for the delay are unclear in the file pro­vided to the Globe. Ear­lier, a fed­eral report had saidthat Tsarnaev’s cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion was delayed because the gov­ern­ment did not have his crim­i­nal court records from the 2009 case.

But those records are in the file pro­vided to the Globe. Home­land Secu­rity con­firmed on Sun­day that records in the file obtained by the Globe show that Tsar­naev fur­nished those records to the immi­gra­tion offi­cer and that the offi­cer had rec­om­mended him for cit­i­zen­ship, pend­ing a supervisor’s review because of his crim­i­nal history.

All that stood between him and US cit­i­zen­ship was a supervisor’s approval, which was required, and a final swearing-in ceremony.

Todashev’s file shows he applied for a green card twice. He received asy­lum shortly after arriv­ing in the United States in 2008 from Rus­sia. The file shows he lived in Penn­syl­va­nia, Geor­gia, and Mass­a­chu­setts, stay­ing in Chelsea, Water­town, Cam­bridge, and finally All­ston before mov­ing to Florida.

In May 2011, a top immi­gra­tion offi­cial in Atlanta, Paul Onyango, denied his green card appli­ca­tion because Toda­shev had not pro­vided court records from a crim­i­nal road-rage inci­dent in Boston. The offi­cial said he would not refer Toda­shev for depor­ta­tion, how­ever, which Home­land Secu­rity said was typ­i­cal in such situations.

The next year, Toda­shev tried again. He was issued a green card on Feb. 5, 2013, accord­ing to Home­land Secu­rity. But shortly after the bomb­ings, a top immi­gra­tion offi­cial sent the Boston immi­gra­tion office a memo titled “with­hold­ing of adju­di­ca­tion” — sug­gest­ing a shift in his case.

The rea­son is unclear, because the record is redacted.

3. In discussion about Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the fact that he–like Mohamed Atta–was the beneficiaryof a scholarship from the Carl Duisberg Society. He also worked with three members of the Hamburg cell and counseled them to receive training in Afghanistan before waging jihad in Chechnya.

One wonders to what extent the apparently on going effort to support jihadis in the Caucasus helped precipitate the suppression of the facts concerning 9/11.

” Mohamedou Ould Slahi;” wikipedia.org

Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Arabic: محمد ولد صلاحي‎‎) (born December 31, 1970) is a Mauritanian who has been detained at Guantánamo Bay detention camp since 2002. He is being held under the authority of Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF), alleged by the U.S. government to be “part of” al Qaeda at the time of his arrest in November 2001.

Slahi traveled to Afghanistan in December 1990 “to support the mujahideen.”[4](p4) At that time, the mujahideen in Afghanistan were attempting to topple the communist government of Mohammad Najibullah. The United States also opposed Najibullah and supported the mujahideen against him. Slahi trained in an al Qaeda camp and swore bayat to the organization in March 1991. He returned to Germany soon after but traveled back to Afghanistan for two months in early 1992. Slahi states that, after leaving Afghanistan that time, that he “severed all ties with … al-Qaeda.”[4](p5) The U.S. government maintains that Slahi “recruited for al-Qaeda and provided it with other support” since then.[4](p5) . . . .

. . . . Slahi was an exceptional student in high school in Mauritania. In 1988 he received a scholarship from the Carl Duisberg Society to study in Germany, where he earned an electrical engineering degree from the University of Duisburg.[2][5][17] In 1991, Slahi traveled to Afghanistan to join the mujaheddin fighting against the communist central government.[17] He trained for several weeks at the al Farouq training camp near Khost.[18] At the end of his training in March 1991, he swore bayat to al Qaeda and was given the kunya (nom de guerre) of “Abu Musab.”[6][19] He returned to Germany. . . .

. . . . The 9/11 Commission Report reported that in 1999, Slahi advised three members of the Hamburg Cell to travel to Afghanistan to obtain training before waging jihad in Chechnya.

4. In FTR #721, we examined the development of Western intelligence utilization of Islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood in particular. Much of the program centered on Gerhardt von Mende, a Third Reich intelligence operative who used his Third Reich Islamists on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany.

In A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West, Ian Johnson writes about von Mende, maintaining that he had numerous offers from U.S. intellligence.

In America’s Nazi Secret, John  Loftus informs us that von Mende did indeed go to work for U.S. intelligence, reporting directly to CIA official Frank Wisner. (FTR #731 features an interview with Loftus about the book.)

America’s Nazi Secret by John Loftus; TrineDay [SC]; p. 81.

. . . The third man to supply information to Wisner was Professor Gerhardt von Mende, a deputy in the Nazi Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories,  who had favored using Islamic collaborationist politicians to establish a network of Nazi puppet governments as a wall against the Russians. . . .

5. An article that raises questions graced The Los Angeles Times in late March. A group of 17 “Middle Eastern men” fired “hundreds of shots” and were heard “chanting.” No arrests were made.

This in San Bernardino County!

Although one of the rifles lacked serial numbers, having been assembled from spare parts, officialdom has been dismissive, although an FBI investigation apparently continues.

In an atmosphere in which people speaking in Arabic have been removed from commercial airline flights, we have no answers, but lot of questions in this regard:

  •  With the transnational/GOP/Underground Reich faction of U.S. intelligence funding jihadists as proxy warriors and armed heralds of corporatist economics, we wonder if these men might have been trainees, with protection by covert action sponsors?
  • Will a terrorist incident be allowed to take place in order to make Obama look “weak” and “soft on terrorism?”
  • In a variation of the previous point, we wonder about Donald Trump. Scorned by the GOP establishment, he has opined that the U.S. should lessen its NATO commitment and refrain from “nation building.” This cannot sit well with dominant elements of the national security establishment. With the California primary upcoming, we wonder if “Islamic terrorists/ISIS” will be allowed to do to Trump what was done to Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 and George Wallace in 1972? This would make Obama look “weak” and “soft on terrorism,” at the same time as eliminating Trump, enraging his followers and channeling them toward the GOP candidate of choice.

“FBI Investigating Reports of Middle Eastern Men Firing Hundreds of Shots in Apple Valley” by Richard Winston; Los Angeles Times; 3/29/2016.

The FBI on Tuesday was continuing to question people after receiving reports from campers that a group of armed men in a remote part of Apple Valley fired hundreds of shots Sunday morning.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies and an FBI agent responded to the area known as Deep Creek Hot Springs after reports of gunshots and chanting in the predawn hours, officials said. According to law enforcement sources, 17 men of Middle Eastern descent were detained.

But none were arrested or charged in connection with shooting firearms and they cooperated with deputies, authorities said.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said the men were released after authorities found no evidence of a specific crime or outstanding warrants.

“None of the persons interviewed yesterday were identified as terrorists,” she said.

One rifle did not have a serial number because it was bought in parts, Miller said. But it was deemed to be legal in California. She said the FBI may be conducting additional interviews with the men.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said agents are working with local authorities to determine if crimes were committed.

A caller to 911 reported hearing more than 100 shots fired and seeing several men wearing turbans in the area of the shooting.

With the assistance of a sheriff’s helicopter, deputies located the men walking away from a creek carrying backpacks and other items.

A search found several handguns, a rifle and a shotgun, according to a sheriff’s statement.

“A records check of the subjects, their weapons, and their vehicles was completed,” the statement said. “The records check revealed none of the subjects had a criminal history or outstanding warrants, the weapons were registered with the Department of Justice except for the rifle, and the vehicles were also registered.”

Sheriff’s investigators contacted several hikers, but none witnessed the guns being fired. “There was no evidence found that a crime had been committed by any of the subjects who were detained, and they were released,” the department said.

A photograph taken at the scene shows the men handcuffed as several deputies examine their backpacks and equipment.

6. In FTR #’s 772792 and 823, we noted the remarkable number of suspicious deaths in the global financial industry, usually dismissed as “suicides,” often despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Now, the former CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, Martin Senn, has joined his former CFO (Pierre Wauthier), allegedly taking his own life.

The deaths of Senn and Wauthier are the latest in what some see as an unusual number of suicides in the realm of Swiss finance–” . . . . He [Martin Naville] knew Senn, who was president of the chamber, as well as Wauthier, who had British-French dual citizenship. He also knew Carsten Schloter, the German-born head of telecoms group Swisscom, who took his life in 2013, and Alex Widmer, head of bank Julius Baer, who committed suicide in 2008. . . .. . . . Staid for most of its nearly 150 years, Zurich Insurance rose to prominence in the 1990s with a series of takeovers. But its fortunes turned in 2001, when the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States left it with heavy losses, while runaway expenses at its headquarters hit the bottom line – and shareholder trust. . . .”

We note in passing that the 9/11 attacks inflicted heavy losses on Zurich Insurance. Whether or not that had anything to do with the deaths remains to be determined.

“A Second Zurich Insurance Executive Has Committed Suicide” by Alanna Petroff; CNN Money; 5/30/2016.

The former CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, Martin Senn, has taken his own life just months after leaving the company.
Senn’s death comes less than three years after the company’s former CFO, Pierre Wauthier, also committed suicide.

“It is with great shock and sadness that we must inform you of the sudden death of Martin Senn,” Zurich Insurance said in a statement on Monday. “His family informed us that Martin took his life last Friday.”

Senn, 59, was a long-time employee of the insurer, serving as its chief executive for six years before stepping down in December.
Senn said he was confident that Zurich was well positioned to meet its targets at the time of his resignation, but did acknowledge some “setbacks.”

The company had been planning a large acquisition of the U.K. insurance firm RSA Group, but the deal was scuppered in September due to a “deterioration in the trading performance of Zurich’s general insurance business,” according to an RSA statement.

That part of the company’s business was under pressure after it was forced to pay out $275 million in claims related to a major port explosion in Tianjin, China.
Wauthier, who worked under Senn, was found dead at his home in Switzerland in August 2013.

The executive had written a note before his death that mentioned Zurich’s well-known former chairman, Josef Ackermann, who subsequently resigned from his post. . . .

7. An interesting development in U.S.–Asian relations concerns Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s resentment of the U.S. over a possible covert operation that appears to overlap the decades-long U.S. intelligence involvement with the vast amount of Golden Lily loot secreted in the Philippines and accessed by Japan, American intelligence and right-wing operatives to finance their activities.

An American who called himself Michael Terrence Meiring and made oblique jokes about being with the CIA was seriously injured in an explosion in the Philippines city of Davao, whose mayor at the time was Duterte.

IF Meiring was, in fact, working for the Agency, it may well have been in connection with the decades-old search for and use of the Golden Lily treasure stashed by the Japanese during the closing phase of World War II.

(FTR #’s 427428446451501509688689 deal with the subject of the Golden Lily program successfully implemented by the Japanese to loot Asia.)

Mr. Duterte has made statements that would make us VERY nervous if we were providing his medical insurance. It will be interesting to see if CIA does some “health alteration” on him.

“Mysterious Blast in Philippines Fuels Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘Hatred’ of U.S.” by Richard C. Paddock; The New York Times; 5/13/2016.

. . . . In an interview last year before he announced his candidacy, Mr. Duterte went so far as to acknowledge “hatred” for the United States stemming from the obscure episode, when an American named Michael Terrence Meiring was charged with possession of explosives but managed to flee the Philippines.

Mr. Meiring called himself a treasure hunter and joked about being with the C.I.A., meaning “Christ in Action.” He told the hotel staff not to touch a metal box in his room, apparently with good reason. On May 16, 2002, the box exploded, mangling his legs and damaging the hotel.

But three days later, despite severe injuries and the charges against him, Mr. Meiring vanished from his hospital room. Philippine officials later said that men waving F.B.I. badges had taken him in the dark of night and flown him out of the country without their permission.

Mr. Duterte expressed outrage that the United States would help a criminal suspect leave the country without regard to Philippine law. He also fanned speculation that Mr. Meiring was involved in covert operations conducted by the United States in the Philippines. . . .

. . . . In the statement, according to published reports, the embassy acknowledged that F.B.I. agents went to the Evergreen Hotel to investigate the explosion but “categorically” denied that the agency “had any role in Mr. Meiring’s departure.”

The Meiring affair has long been the subject of conspiracy theories in the Philippines. Much remains unexplained, including why there were explosives in Mr. Meiring’s room and who mounted the operation that helped him escape.

“Why should the U.S. take him out of the country? That’s the puzzle,” said a former high-ranking Philippine intelligence official who declined to be identified because he was not directly involved in the case.

According to news reports, Mr. Meiring had been going to Davao City on the island of Mindanao for many years, usually staying in the same suite at the Evergreen. He had documents allowing him to hunt for treasure — which was believed to have been left by occupying Japanese forces during World War II — and an identity card allowing him to travel in territory held by separatist Islamic rebels. . . .

7.  In FTR #834, among other programs and posts, we noted the presence in Israel and the Zionist movement a significant fascist element. That element is rapidly gaining power, drawing the comment from former Prime Minister Ehud Barak that Israel “had been infected by the seeds of fascism.” We will further analyze the growth of fascism in Israel in a future program.

“Is Fascism Rising in Israel?” by Luke Baker [Reuters]; The Christian Science Monitor; 5/23/2016. 

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak warns of “the seeds of fascism.” Moshe Arens, who served as defense minister three times, sees it as a turning point in Israeli politics and expects it to cause a “political earthquake.”

The past five days have produced tumult in Israeli politics, since conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unexpectedly turned his back on a deal to bring the center-left into his coalition and instead joined hands with far-right nationalist Avigdor Lieberman, one of his most virulent critics. . . .

. . . . The decision to jettison Yaalon in favor of Lieberman was all too much for Roni Daniel, a veteran military affairs commentator on Channel 2.

“I cannot urge my children to stay here, because it is a place that is not nice to be in,” he said in his monolog, going on to name a number of far-right politicians. . . .

. . . . “What has happened is a hostile takeover of the Israeli government by dangerous elements,” Ehud Barak, Israel’s most decorated soldier and a former defense minister following his spell as head of government, told Channel 10 TV.

Israel has been “infected by the seeds of fascism,” he said, adding that it should be “a red light for all of us regarding what’s going on in the government.” . . . .

 

 

 

 

Discussion

7 comments for “FTR #913 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates”

  1. The Umbrella plane could be called the first flying saucer when it took to the air in 1911. look this up and you would also find dozens of photos of flying saucer shape aircraft from before World War 1 and up.

    Posted by David | July 14, 2016, 3:21 pm
  2. Hello Dave-
    I have always loved your UFO take (Vallee is an inspiration of mine)
    It surprises me that you have never used ROSWELL AND THE REICH by Joseph Farrell as a (bullet proof) reference. Both Farrell and Levenda are dovetails of EXCELLENCE when looking into these Underground Reich fingerprints. A point I’ve heard made by themselves about the other many times.
    Dubbed the book the “UF(ool)Ologists” love to ignore Roswell is in tandem with your theories.

    Posted by jenX | October 14, 2016, 2:01 pm
  3. @JENX–

    Farrell’s material is thought-provoking and dovetails with much of what I’ve presented over the years.

    However, I’ve generally steered clear of him for a couple of reasons:

    a) From recorded presentations of his that I’ve heard, he appears to give credence to the notion that “space aliens” have visited and interacted with humanity.
    In short, there is NO credble evidence of our having been visited by “our brothers from space.”

    It dovetails with much of the Nazi/New Age/UFO propaganda to which we have been subjected.

    b) Farrell has published with Feral House, an outfit I avoid. I don’t see how anyone who seriously opposes fascism and Nazism could use them as an outlet for their material.

    Feral House’s “interesting” features can be gleaned from this: http://oraclesyndicate.twoday.net/stories/605560/

    Best,

    Dave

    Posted by Dave Emory | October 14, 2016, 6:43 pm
  4. It wouldn’t surprise me if Duterte was VERY interested in Gold Warrior stuff! The guy is the Filipino Trump and shares his views on many things. He is one of the most Yockeyite leaders I’ve come across. Oddly, his roots are in a Maoist party! So, blurring the lines between Left and Right is something that he is quite skilled at. Quite depressing, as Filipinos regularly rank as having the highest opinions of Americans of any country in the world.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/29/duterte-hitler-killed-3-million-jews-i-will-kill-3-million-drug-dealers/

    …Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday compared his campaign to kill criminals to the Holocaust, saying he would like to “slaughter” millions of addicts just like Adolf Hitler “massacred” millions of Jewish people.

    “Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there are 3 million drug addicts. … I’d be happy to slaughter them,” he told reporters early Friday, according to GMA News.

    “You know my victims, I would like to be, all criminals, to finish the problem of my country and save the next generation from perdition,” he said.
    The comment was a response to critics who have likened him to Hitler. (An estimated 6 million Jewish people were killed in the Holocaust.)

    Since Duterte swept to power in July, more than 3,300 Filipinos have been killed, either gunned down by police in late-night drug operations or felled by assassins, often after being named by police.
    …The United States, the United Nations and the European Union have all expressed concern about the conduct of the “war on drugs.” When President Obama raised the issue, Duterte lashed out using a slang term that translates as “son of a whore.” When the European Parliament issued a statement, Duterte literally gave them the finger.

    …Although Duterte did not seem to be praising Hitler, per se, it’s worth noting at least one similarity in how he and the Nazi leader speak about violence.
    For Hitler, extermination was the “final solution.” Duterte on Friday used the same violently apocalyptic tone, casting his campaign as the only way to “finish the problem” and “save” the nation

    NOTE: The media seemed to want to absolve Duterte of this association (for reasons I’ll show below) with Hitler. But, like Trump, he doubled down! Next up, he appointed outright fascist Teddy Boy Locsin as his UN Ambassador, to further deafening silence from most of the media. The first result I found while searching for this story again (read it about it a few months ago and been meaning to post about it) came up from the Daily Stormer (Stormfront site) “LOL, Duterte Appointed an actual Nazi to the UN”, celebrating this accomplishment. NOT going to link to that site, as it’s probably full of malware.

    http://time.com/4518956/teddy-boy-locsin-change-petition-nazi-tweets/

    …A new petition on Change.org is calling on the U.N. to reject the imminent appointment of controversial Philippines media personality Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. as the country’s new permanent representative to the global body. The campaign, which has so far garnered nearly 9,200 signatures, has been sparked by several recent posts on what appear to be Locsin’s Twitter account.

    One calls for a “FINAL SOLUTION ala [sic] Auschwitz” to the problem of drugs in the Philippines. Other tweets profess admiration for Nazi management of the German economy, saying that the fascists knew how to fix “broken Germany … So they knew something more than killing Jews.”

    …Locsin is a supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs, which amounts to little more than state-sanctioned extrajudicial killings. At least 3,600 people have been killed since Duterte took office in June, many murdered by shadowy death squads.

    Duterte himself has invoked the Nazis in reference to his bloody crackdown. On Sept. 30, he said “Hitler massacred 3 million Jews, there are 3 million drug addicts … I’d be happy to slaughter them.”

    The Twitter account — it is unverified by Twitter as Locsin’s account but an account with the same name is regularly cited in Philippine media as belonging to Locsin — has featured several bizarre, Nazi-themed remarks in the past months.

    In response to a tweet by the Huffington Post about the strangling death of an unarmed black man by police in Mississippi, Locsin apparently tweeted:

    “The Nazis will tell you need to organize these things on a large scale: try concentration camps”

    …There are also expletive-filled tweets directed at other Twitter users. One reads, “I will remember you, you f–k face. Find this guy, and make his life hell.” Another says: “Ah, shut the f–k up, you fat bitch.”

    NOTE: Teddy Boy LOVES Twitter wars (sound familiar?). Here’s one of his greatest hits. “Noynoy” is the head of the Liberal Party, and son of Marcos-assasinated resistance leader Benigno Aquino.

    https://twitter.com/teddyboylocsin/status/780526012387823616

    “Remember how we threw out pro-Noynoy trolls from our timeliness by threatening to rape their mothers with backhoes? That worked.”

    NOTE: Now, considering that the corporate media has had no problem covering Trump’s considerable Nazi links and parallels (within their limited scope, of course), I find it odd how little criticism there has been in that same corporate media of Duterte.

    A few articles here and there, but never any real cry for US sanctions, or any action at all to deal with this guy, despite his efforts to break military ties and move into an alliance with China. Just the usual “crazy guy” non-journalism that treats it like a joke, rather than any deep analysis that this guy just MIGHT be exactly what he and Teddy Boy tell us they are! Next up, we find out WHY the media has gone fairly soft on this guy, despite his outrageous actions and statements…

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-10/hedge-funds-bullish-on-the-philippines-as-duterte-wins-election

    …For hedge funds investing in Philippines shares, Rodrigo Duterte’s landslide victory in the country’s presidential election may represent a buying opportunity.

    While the controversial mayor of Davao City has won votes with his tough talk on fighting crime, he has yet to prove his economic credentials and win investors sidelined by a lack of clarity about his plans for managing the economy. The peso has weakened about 2 percent against the dollar in the past month, while the Philippine Stock Exchange Index dropped for a third consecutive week.

    No reason to panic, say hedge funds such as Civetta Capital and F&H Fund Management. They point to strong economic fundamentals in the Southeast Asian nation the World Bank describes as Asia’s rising tiger. The government forecasts the economy will expand more than 6 percent this year.

    “Politics in Southeast Asia are always volatile and unpredictable,” Alex Klein Tank, a managing director at Bangkok-based Civetta, said. “But we stick with the fundamentals and I don’t think the growth trajectory on the Philippines will be derailed by the election.”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-13/duterte-has-investors-spellbound-with-philippines-metamorphosis

    Duterte Has Investors Spellbound Adding Boon to Emerging Markets
    …Rodrigo Duterte is reinvigorating financial markets in the Philippines with his transformation into a business-friendly leader.

    The peso is alone among Asian peers in gaining versus the dollar this month and is also the best performer in emerging markets worldwide. That’s a contrast to April, when it dropped against all of its regional counterparts as Duterte made a range of inflammatory comments before the presidential vote. Having won the May 9 election, he now says he’s open to greater foreign ownership of businesses and will seek to eliminate corruption in the tax system.

    “President-elect Duterte has conducted himself more as a statesman rather than a campaign brawler,” said Joey Cuyegkeng, an economist at ING Groep NV in Manila. “He’s now toning down and facing reality on what has to be done. Market-friendly actions would help sustain the peso’s strength.”
    …“For the moment, everybody is saying the right things,” said Paolo Magpale, a treasurer in Manila at BDO Private Bank, a unit of the country’s largest lender.
    Controversial Comments
    That wasn’t the case as recently as last month. The peso fell in April after the 71-year-old Duterte refused to apologize for controversial comments about the rape of an Australian missionary in a 1989 prison riot. Before the election, he ranked behind his two closest rivals in a Bloomberg survey of economists on which candidate would best steer economic policy.
    Duterte’s test now will be to retain market confidence as he turns his words into actions.
    “A forceful campaign against crime and corruption could reap benefits for the Philippine economy over the long run,” said Andrew Wood, the Singapore-based head of Asia country risk at BMI Research, part of Fitch Group. “However, the methods by which Duterte goes about this will be hugely important. Too aggressive and he risks undermining near-term business sentiment and economic growth.”

    NOTE: To quote great football player and terrible rapper Deion Sanders… “Must be the money!”

    Posted by Roger Stoned | November 11, 2016, 12:02 pm
  5. Joseph Farrell is barking mad.

    Posted by Adam | November 11, 2016, 4:20 pm
  6. @Adam–

    I was trying to be charitable in my comment above.

    Best,

    Dave

    Posted by Dave Emory | November 11, 2016, 4:38 pm
  7. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4603618/Germany-plans-fingerprint-children-spy-personal-messaging.html

    Germany plans to fingerprint children as young as SIX and give authorities the right to look at private messages on services such as WhatsApp in a bid to prevent terrorism

    Ministers in Germany agreed to lower the age limit for fingerprinting minors to six from 14 for asylum seekers
    German authorities also want the right to look at private messages

    They said encrypted messaging services, such as WhatsApp and Signal, allow militants and criminals to evade traditional surveillance

    By Reuters
    PUBLISHED: 09:05 EDT, 14 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:35 EDT, 14 June 2017

    Germany plans to fingerprint asylum seekers as young as six and give authorities the right to look at private messages on services such as WhatsApp to try and prevent terrorism.

    Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann, a Merkel ally whose south-eastern state is the entry point for many refugees fleeing war in the Middle East, said it was important security services can monitor children.

    That proposal encountered strong opposition in the country, where the memories of spying in the Communist and Nazi run deep.

    ‘Children are victims of extremism,’ said Social Democrat family affairs minister Katharina Barley, who said authorities should be protecting children not spying on their friends.

    Ministers agreed to lower the age limit for fingerprinting minors to six from 14 for asylum seekers +2
    Ministers agreed to lower the age limit for fingerprinting minors to six from 14 for asylum seekers

    Authorities also want the right to look at private messages.

    Ministers from central government and federal states said encrypted messaging services, such as WhatsApp and Signal, allow militants and criminals to evade traditional surveillance.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4603618/Germany-plans-fingerprint-children-spy-personal-messaging.html#ixzz4kVMKOJys

    Posted by Brad Thornton | June 19, 2017, 6:17 pm

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