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Baby Face Snowden Meets the Cyber-Wandervogel

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The Santiniketan Park Association, aka "The Family"

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash drive that can be obtained here. [2] (The flash drive includes the anti-fascist books avail­able on this site.)

” . . . . sort of Jewish . . . .” Julian Assange’s characterization of the BBC.  [Assange was charging that British news outlet [3] with fronting for an international Jewish conspiracy against him.]

“. . . they’re act­ing like a cult. They’re act­ing like a reli­gion. They’re act­ing like a gov­ern­ment. They’re act­ing like a bunch of spies. They’re hid­ing their iden­tity. They don’t account for the money. They promise all sorts of good things. They sel­dom let you know what they’re really up to. . . There was sus­pi­cion from day one that this was entrap­ment run by some­one unknown to suck a num­ber of peo­ple into a trap. So we actu­ally don’t know. But it’s cer­tainly a stan­dard coun­ter­in­tel­li­gence tech­nique. . . .” John Young, an original WikiLeaks founder on why he broke with the group. [4]

COMMENT: It comes as no surprise that the milieu of WikiLeaks and that of Baby Face Snowden [5] are now professionally overlapped. (Snowden’s leaker of choice, Glenn Greenwald [6], was also involved with the WikiLeaks affair.)

One of WikiLeaks’ financial assistants 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 [7], 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 [8] has taken stock of the Nazi infiltration of its ranks.)

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Is this Julian Assange?

Our lengthy discussions about WikiLeaks and the Snowden operation [10] are beyond the scope of this individual post.

(For an overview of WikiLeaks, we recommend that readers/listeners stretch take time to peruse FTR #’s 724 [11], 725 [12], 732 [13], 745 [14].)

Suffice it to say that WikiLeaks, as well as the U-2 Incident-like activities of Snowden, give every indication of being far-right, Nazi-linked spook operations.

When one follows the obligatory professional ethic of “following the money,” [13]both WikiLeaks [14] and the individuals [10] and institutions [15] involved with the Snowden “op” [16] track back to far right [17] and overtly fascist elements.

It is interesting and depressingly significant that WikiLeaks and its associated Pirate Bay/Pirate Party/Anonymous milieu have successfully attracted and utilized the efforts of idealistic young people of “anarcho/Utopian” political orientation. Those misguided individuals have, in turn been mislead into assisting with the fascist covert-operation that manifested as the “Arab Spring.”

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Ron Paul Text by A.J. Weberman

Snowden is a political supporter of  Ron Paul [17], whose pro-marijuana, anti-surveillance campaign themes have attracted naifs to the political camp of a hard-core fascist of long-standing. Many of those enmeshed in the spider webs of WikiLeaks and/or Ron Paul [19] might be called “Cyber-Wandervogel,” after the young idealists [20] who were, ultimately [21], drawn into Adolf Hitler’s political vortex. (See text excerpt below.)

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Julian Assange and Joran Jermas aka "Israel Shamir"

A career spook, Snowden himself [23] must be held to a more rigorous analytic standard than the “cyber-wandervogel,” however. Snowden’s political support for the same Nazi/white supremacist whose campaign was financially [15] underwritten by Peter Thiel [24] is central to the analysis we have been developing.

(Thiel’s Palantir firm [25] can be safely assumed [16] to have developed the PRISM software [26] (denials to the contrary notwithstanding. The notion that NSA/intelligence community would be using two data analytics software programs with identical names defies logic. There would have been  litigation and Thiel could certainly have afforded the legal bills.)

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Angela Merkel and Ecuadorian president Correa

David Duke is one of the figures networked with both the fascist/white supremacist milieu [28] with which Ron Paul [29] has associated himself, as well as the international fascist mileiu [30] incorporating Pirate Bay’s fascist financial angel Carl Lundstrom [31] and Assange’s Holocaust-denying political ally Joran Jermas, aka “Israel Shamir.” (WikiLeaks’ operations moved to Pirate Bay’s servers through the efforts of Jermas [32]. See excerpts below.)

Updating our inquiry, Assange’s Australian WikiLeaks Party appears to have deliberately undermined [33] its biggest legislative supporter, in favor of far-right, fascist parties Down Under. (See text excerpts below.)

 In passing, we also note that Ecuador and the Correa government, which has sheltered Assange and is apparently moving to shelter Snowden as well, have strong links to Germany and the EU [34]. In a recent visit, Merkel was negotiating with Correa for closer ties between Germany, Ecuador and the EU. (See text excerpt below. In this regard, we must remember that the German economy [35] is governed by the Bormann capital network.) [36]

“Icelandic Businessman Says Plane Ready to Take Snowden to Iceland” by  Robert Robertsson; and Alistair Scrutton; Reuters; 6/21/2013. [37]

EXCERPT: An Icelandic businessman linked to WikiLeaks said he has readied a private plane to take Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed secret U.S. surveillance programs, to Iceland if the government grants him asylum.

“We have made everything ready at our end now we only have to wait for confirmation from the (Icelandic) Interior Ministry,” Olafur Vignir Sigurvinsson told Reuters. He is a former director of DataCell, a company which processed payments for WikiLeaks.

“A private jet is in place in China and we could fly Snowden over tomorrow if we get positive reaction from the Interior Ministry. We need to get confirmation of asylum and that he will not be extradited to the U.S. We would most want him to get a citizenship as well,” Sigurvinsson said.

Neither a WikiLeaks spokesman nor the Icelandic government were immediately available for comment. . . .

“Wik­iLeaks Party’s ‘Admin­is­tra­tive Errors’ Incense Greens” by Bernard Keane;  Crikey.com.au; 8/19/2013. [33]

EXCERPT: 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. [38]

EXCERPT: 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. . . . .

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. [20]

EXCERPT:  . . . 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. . . .

“Revealed: Antisemite was key to WikiLeaks Operation” by Martin Bright; Jewish Chronicle; 6/2/2011. [32]

EXCERPT: 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.]

“Israeli Writer Is Swedish Anti-Semite” by Tor Bach, Sven Johansen and Lise Apfelbum; The Searchlight; May/2004. [30]

EXCERPT: 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 [sic] 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. . . .

“The Goal: Take over all Piracy” by Peter Karlsson; realtid.se; 3/10/2006. [31]

TRANSLATED EXCERPT: . . . 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. . . .

“Ron Paul Was Implicated In Failed White Supremacist Island Invasion” by Casey Gane-McCalla; newsone.com; 1/20/2012. [28]

EXCERPT: In 1981, a lawyer tried to subpoena Ron Paul to testify in the trial of Don Black, a Grand Wizard for the Ku Klux Klan who would later go on to found the white supremacist, neo-Nazi website, Stormfront. Black was charged along with two other Klansmen with planning to violently overthrow the small Caribbean country of Dominica in what they called “Operation Red Dog.” While a judge refused to subpoena Paul, Don Black would come back to haunt him many years later.

In 1981 a group of American and Canadian white supremacists lead by Klansman and mercenary, Michael (Mike) Perdue planned on taking over a small West Indian country called Dominica by overthrowing the government and Prime Minister Eugenia Charles and restoring its previous prime minister, Patrick Johns into power. The group planned to create an Aryan paradise in Dominica and make money through casinos, cocaine and brothels.

On the day the group of white supremacists were supposed to travel to Dominica, they were arrested by ATF agents and were found with over thirty automatic weapons, shotguns, rifles, handguns, dynamite, ammunition, a confederate flag and a Nazi flag. The plan would be dubbed “The Bayou Of Pigs” after the failed invasion of Cuba.

The leader of the group, Michael Perdue, would plead guilty to planning the coup and turned state’s evidence. Perdue would testify that several other people helped organize and fund the coup and that two Texas politicians were aware of the plan. Among those Perdue implicated were infamous white supremacist, David Duke, former Texas Governor, John Connally and Congressman, Ron Paul whom he claimed knew about the plot. Connally was credited with helping Paul win his first congressional election. . . .

“Germany aims to be a good partner”; bundesregierung.de; 4/17/2013. [34]

EXCERPT: After their talks the Chancellor reported on the issues that are currently of particular political importance: a free trade agreement, an investment protection agreement and vocational training.

Angela Merkel and Rafael Correa discussed the situation in Latin America as a whole. Bilateral relations and also the relations with Latin America are “eminently interesting”. “Germany would like to be an increasingly good partner,” said the Chancellor.

EU free trade agreement with Ecuador

Ecuador is interested in joining the existing free trade agreement between the European Union and Colombia and Peru. Germany, said Angela Merkel, could help support the positive development of relations between the EU and Ecuador. “I have said that we will once again be speaking with the European Commission in order to generate an impetus to bring these negotiations to a successful conclusion,” she said.

A stable legal framework for economic agreement

The talks also touched on the legal conditions for improved economic cooperation, and thus the conclusion of a German-Ecuadorian investment protection agreement. “We need a stable legal framework,” said the Chancellor. More talks are to be held between Germany and Ecuador on this point.
The German economy is also interested in expanding infrastructure, including airports and roads, said Angela Merkel. She made special mention of cooperation in the field of vocational training, and gave the example of the vocational school in Quito, which is attached to the city’s German school.

Successful development cooperation

One focus of bilateral relations is development cooperation. On the basis of international agreements, the two sides have been cooperating closely for some 50 years. In the face of global climate change, it is particularly important to conserve tropical rainforests. Germany is one of Ecuador’s largest bilateral donors in the field of development cooperation.

In October 2012 government negotiations took place in Quito to decide on cooperation over the next three years. For the priority areas of environmental protection and conservation of natural resources and state decentralisation and modernisation, a total of 60.9 million euros was pledged, i.e. 20.3 million euros a year. Total assistance already stands at some 600 million euros.

Andreas Fink [7]

EXCERPT: . . . . I’m a member of the pirate party  [39]in the secTion of Basel where I live.

My company DataCell operates a datacenter in Reykjavik, Iceland and has been the credit card processor of Wikileaks in 2010 with all kinds of consequences. . .