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Mar­tin Bor­mann: He helped con­cretize the “off­shore” mech­a­nisms through his flight caital pro­gram.

COMMENT: A degree of offi­cial “celebration/relief” has been expressed over the nam­ing of Petro Poroshenko’s pro­tege Volodymir Groys­man as Prime Min­is­ter of Ukraine. Part of the offi­cial sigh of relief con­cerns the fact that Groys­man is Jew­ish, as is Poroshenko.

Poroshenko’s  Jew­ish affil­i­a­tion has done noth­ing to atten­u­ate his col­lab­o­ra­tion with the OUN/B heirs who came to pow­er in Ukraine.

In addi­tion to being a crony of Poroshenko, Groys­man has a “law degree” from MAUP. In addi­tion to being a diplo­ma mill, of sorts, MAUP is the point of ori­gin of the bulk of anti-Semit­ic lit­er­a­ture in Ukraine. Among its fac­ul­ty mem­bers is David Duke. For­mer pres­i­dent Vik­tor Yuschenko was on its board of direc­tors.

In addi­tion to David Duke, Joran Jer­mas, aka “Israel Shamir,” is part of the MAUP con­stel­la­tion. Jermas/Shamir is a top aide to Julian Assange and, along with his son Johannes Wahlstrom (a bird of the same polit­i­cal feath­er) is in charge of Wik­iLeaks’ oper­a­tions for the Scan­di­na­vian coun­tries, Rus­sia and Belarus.

It was Joran Jer­mas who offered Julian Assange the oppor­tu­ni­ty to host Wik­iLeaks on the Pirate Bay web­site, fund­ed by Swedish fas­cist Carl Lund­strom.

Groys­man­’s “law degree” from MAUP rais­es an inter­est­ing ques­tion: MIGHT he (like Poroshenko) be a “Bor­mann Jew?”

In our dis­cus­sions of the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work, the pro­gram notes that the net­work has long made a point of uti­liz­ing Jews. (A syn­op­tic overview of the Bor­mann net­work can be found in the descrip­tion for FTR #305.)

Using Jews as pri­ma­ry oper­a­tives has a num­ber of advan­tages: it pro­vides an excel­lent cov­er for a Nazi mon­ey-laun­der­ing oper­a­tion; the cap­i­tal derived for the state of Israel helps to assure con­nivance and silence on the part of the Israeli author­i­ties with regard to the exis­tence of the Bor­mann net­work and the Under­ground Reich; peo­ple can point to the great wealth of Bor­mann Jews and blame eco­nom­ic dis­tress on them, sim­i­lar to the Inter­net chat­ter gen­er­at­ed by the col­lapse of Bernard Mad­of­f’s Ponzi scheme.

Note an inci­dent in which orga­nized crime king­pin Mey­er Lan­sky tried to black­mail the Bor­mann group, which result­ed in his removal from Israel. In a future [spec­u­la­tive] dis­cus­sion of Bor­mann Jews and Israel, we will ana­lyze the oper­a­tions of Shel­don Adel­son, the Las Vegas-based casi­no mogul who is both the sin­gle biggest con­trib­u­tor to the GOP and the most impor­tant finan­cial backer of Ben­jamin Netanyahu. We have not­ed in the past that both the GOP and the Likud sent rep­re­sen­ta­tives to the nation­al con­gress of the Ital­ian Allean­za Nazionale, the Ital­ian fas­cist par­ty. 

We will explore the Likud/Netanyahu/Sheldon Adel­son influ­ence in cre­at­ing a sit­u­a­tion that plays per­fect­ly into Nazi and Islamist pro­pa­gan­da, set­ting the stage for the incul­ca­tion of young peo­ple with an anti-Semit­ic view­point mas­querad­ing as “anti-Zion­ist.”

Much of Adel­son’s finan­cial largesse comes from his Macao-based casi­no invest­ments. Macao was a for­mer Por­tugese colony that was the focal point of huge gold ship­ments by the Third Reich dur­ing the clos­ing phas­es of the war and also of Gold­en Lily loot accu­mu­lat­ed by the Japan­ese. It would be dif­fi­cult to imag­ine a bet­ter vehi­cle for laun­der­ing large amounts of clan­des­tine Axis loot than gam­bling casi­nos.

Anoth­er fac­tor we will explore is the fact that Por­tu­gal under Anto­nio Salazar was sim­i­lar (although not as well known) to Fran­cis­co Fran­co’s fas­cist regime in Spain. Salazar was also a fas­cist, although offi­cial­ly neu­tral. Macau was an ide­al place for the “off­shoring” of Axis loot.

Adel­son’s Las Vegas base of oper­a­tions is also worth con­sid­er­ing in con­nec­tion with the Mos­sack Fon­se­ca oper­a­tions. One of their pri­ma­ry sub­sidiary orga­ni­za­tions was in Neva­da.

1a. “New Wun­derkind Ukrain­ian PM Has Some Skele­tons in His Clos­et” by Mikhail Klikushin; The Observ­er; 4/21/2016.

Last week’s res­ig­na­tion of Ukrain­ian Prime Min­is­ter Arse­ny Yat­senyuk and seem­ing­ly unex­pect­ed pro­mo­tion of the Speak­er of the Par­lia­ment Volodymir Groys­man to lead the Cab­i­net puz­zled only those who do not close­ly fol­low Ukrain­ian pol­i­tics.

Right after his can­di­da­cy was announced, the per­sona of Mr. Groysman—who is vir­tu­al­ly unknown out­side of Ukraine—got under the mag­ni­fy­ing glass the country’s friends and foes. And the more observers dug into his past, the less hope­ful they were about “the path of change” that the Maid­an rev­o­lu­tion had tried to put the coun­try on.

In May of 2014, right before the first post-Maid­an pres­i­den­tial elec­tions in Ukraine, Germany’s DerSpiegel mag­a­zine wrote that those want­i­ng to under­stand Petro Poroshenko should vis­it Vin­nit­sa, a provin­cial cap­i­tal of 370,000 inhab­i­tants, 124 miles from Kiev.

Vin­nit­sa is a hub of the choco­late busi­ness of the Ukrain­ian Pres­i­dent, and he used to rep­re­sent the town in the Supreme Rada, the Ukrain­ian par­lia­ment. Here, the Ukrain­ian bil­lion­aire pres­i­dent has two ROSHEN can­dy fac­to­ries, the back-bone of his choco­late empire. Vin­nit­sa is his home turf.

Mr. Groys­man, 38, was born and raised in Vin­nit­sa. Fif­teen years ago, he was tak­en under Mr. Poroshenko’s pro­tec­tive wing, and on mul­ti­ple occa­sions proved him­self the loy­al vicegerent of the pow­er­ful oli­garch. They’ve had a long his­to­ry together—and shared polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic inter­ests in their shared home­town of Vin­nit­sa. . . .

. . . . In 2003, a cov­et­ed diplo­ma of a lawyer from the so-called Inter-Region­al Acad­e­my of Per­son­nel Man­age­ment (MAUP) appeared in the port­fo­lio of the ambi­tious Vin­nit­sa politi­cian.  After Mr. Groysman’s recent appoint­ment to the posi­tion of the Prime Min­is­ter, Vitaly Kupriy, the Ukrain­ian Par­lia­ment deputy, accused him of buy­ing his lawyer’s diplo­ma for “lard.” (The expres­sion comes from a Ukrain­ian vil­lage folk char­ac­ter com­ing to Kiev with his back­pack full of home-salt­ed lard hop­ing with this sim­ple-mind­ed bribe to get accept­ed into the uni­ver­si­ty.)

“Judg­ing by the doc­u­ments, Groys­man stud­ied at the Acad­e­my only for 1.5 years [instead of usu­al 4–5]. This doesn’t look right. It looks like [his diplo­ma] was bought for ‘lard’,” he said.

As far as his for­mal edu­ca­tion is concerned—it doesn’t real­ly mat­ter if Mr. Groys­man ever stepped into the doors of this “Acad­e­my” with or with­out lard—the institution’s rep­u­ta­tion is high­ly bizarre. In 2005, for exam­ple, MAUP became world-famous for invit­ing Amer­i­can Ku Klux Klans­man David Duke to give lec­tures there; Mr. Duke lat­er received his PhD degree in his­to­ry from this “Acad­e­my.” . . . .

. . . . Since 2011, the biggest danc­ing waters show in Europe, with installed foun­tains that shoot water 229 feet into the air, is in Vin­nit­sa. It is called Foun­tain Roshen on Roshen quay, named after Petro Poroshenko’s can­dy con­glom­er­ate. The arti­fi­cial water gey­sers are accom­pa­nied by a music-and-laser show that resem­ble the Bel­la­gio in Las Vegas. Tourists from all over Ukraine come to see what is con­sid­ered one of the 10 most impres­sive water shows in the world. It was built by a Ger­man com­pa­ny and cost 1.5 mil­lion euros, which was was donat­ed by Petro Poroshenko.

1b. Mar­tin Bor­mann: Nazi in Exile; Paul Man­ning; Copy­right 1981 [HC]; Lyle Stu­art Inc.; ISBN 0–8184-0309–8; pp. 226–228.

. . . Since the found­ing of Israel, the Fed­er­al Repub­lic of Ger­many had paid out 85.3 bil­lion marks, by the end of 1977, to sur­vivors of the Holo­caust. East Ger­many ignores any such lia­bil­i­ty. From South Amer­i­ca, where pay­ment must be made with sub­tle­ty, the Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion has made a sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion. It has drawn many of the bright­est Jew­ish busi­ness­men into a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry role in the devel­op­ment of many of its cor­po­ra­tions, and many of these Jews share their pros­per­i­ty most gen­er­ous­ly with Israel. If their pro­pos­als are sound, they are even pro­vid­ed with a spe­cial­ly dis­pensed ven­ture cap­i­tal fund. I spoke with one Jew­ish busi­ness­man in Hart­ford, Con­necti­cut. He had arrived there quite unknown sev­er­al years before our con­ver­sa­tion, but with Bor­mann mon­ey as his lever­age. Today he is more than a mil­lion­aire, a qui­et leader in the com­mu­ni­ty with a cer­tain share of his prof­its ear­marked, as always, for his ven­ture cap­i­tal bene­fac­tors.

This has tak­en place in many oth­er instances across Amer­i­ca and demon­strates how Bormann’s peo­ple oper­ate in the con­tem­po­rary com­mer­cial world, in con­trast to the fan­ci­ful non­sense with which Nazis are described in so much ‘lit­er­a­ture.’ So much empha­sis is placed on select Jew­ish par­tic­i­pa­tion in Bor­mann com­pa­nies that when Adolf Eich­mann was seized and tak­en to Tel Aviv to stand tri­al, it pro­duced a shock wave in the Jew­ish and Ger­man com­mu­ni­ties of Buenos Aires. Jew­ish lead­ers informed the Israeli author­i­ties in no uncer­tain terms that this must nev­er hap­pen again because a rep­e­ti­tion would per­ma­nent­ly rup­ture rela­tions with the Ger­mans of Latin Amer­i­ca, as well as with the Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion, and cut off the flow of Jew­ish mon­ey to Israel.

It nev­er hap­pened again, and the pur­suit of Bor­mann qui­et­ed down at the request of these Jew­ish lead­ers. He is resid­ing in an Argen­tine safe haven, pro­tect­ed by the most effi­cient Ger­man infra­struc­ture in his­to­ry as well as by all those whose pros­per­i­ty depends on his well-being. Per­son­al invi­ta­tion is the only way to reach him. . . .

. . . . A reveal­ing insight into this inter­na­tion­al finan­cial and indus­tri­al net­work was giv­en me by a mem­ber of the Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion resid­ing in West Ger­many. Mey­er Lan­sky, he said, the finan­cial advi­sor to the Las Vegas—Miami under­world sent a mes­sage to Bor­mann through my West Ger­man SS con­tact. Lan­sky promised that if he received a piece of Bormann’s action he would keep the Israeli agents off Bormann’s back. ‘I have a very good rela­tion with the Israeli secret police’ was his claim, although he was to be kicked out of Israel when his pres­ence became too noted—and also at the urg­ing of Bormann’s secu­ri­ty chief in South Amer­i­ca. At the time Lan­sky was in the pent­house suite of Jerusalem’s King David Hotel, in which he owned stock. He had fled to Israel to evade a U.S. fed­er­al war­rant for his arrest. He sent his mes­sage to Bor­mann through his bag man in Switzer­land, John Pull­man, also want­ed in the Unit­ed States on a fed­er­al war­rant. Lan­sky told Pull­man to make this offer ‘which he can’t refuse.’ The offer was for­ward­ed to Buenos Aires, where it was greet­ed with laugh­ter. When the laugh­ter died down, it was replaced with action. Mey­er was evict­ed from Israel and was told by Swiss author­i­ties to stay out of their coun­try, so he flew to South Amer­i­ca. There he offered any pres­i­dent who would give him asy­lum a cool $1 mil­lion in cash. He was turned down every­where and had to con­tin­ue his flight to Mia­mi, where U.S. mar­shals, alert­ed, were wait­ing to take him into cus­tody. . . .

2. Orga­nized Anti-Semi­tism in Con­tem­po­rary Ukraine: Struc­ture, Influ­ence and Ide­ol­o­gy” by Pers Anders Rudling; Cana­di­an Slavon­ic Papers; Vol. 48, No. 1/2 (March-June 2006): pp. 81–118.

ABSTRACT: In the wake of the Orange Rev­o­lu­tion, Ukraine has wit­nessed a sub­stan­tial growth in orga­nized anti-Semi­tism. Cen­tral to this devel­op­ment is an orga­ni­za­tion, known as the Inter­re­gion­al Acad­e­my of Human Resources, bet­ter known by its Ukrain­ian acronym MAUP. It oper­ates a well-con­nect­ed polit­i­cal net­work that reach­es the very top of the Ukrain­ian soci­ety. MAUP is the largest pri­vate uni­ver­si­ty in Ukraine, with 57,000 stu­dents at 24 region­al cam­pus­es. MAUP is con­nect­ed to the KKK; David Duke is teach­ing cours­es in his­to­ry and inter­na­tion­al rela­tions at the uni­ver­si­ty. Fund­ed by Sau­di Ara­bia, Libya and Iran, MAUP’s print­ing house pub­lish­es about 85% of the anti-Semit­ic lit­er­a­ture in Ukraine. Until very recent­ly, Ukrain­ian Pres­i­dent Yushchenko and For­eign Min­is­ter Tara­siuk served on its board; for­mer Pres­i­dent Kravchuk still does. This paper is a study of anti-Semi­tism in Ukraine, of its intel­lec­tu­al roots, influ­ence and strength. It traces the Sovi­et, Chris­t­ian, Ger­man and racist polit­i­cal tra­di­tions and out­lines the polit­i­cal ambi­tions of orga­nized anti-Semi­tism in post-Orange Rev­o­lu­tion Ukraine.

MAUP: A Uni­ver­si­ty of Hate

  • MAUP is the main source of anti-Semit­ic agi­ta­tion and pro­pa­gan­da in Ukraine. It orga­nizes anti-Semit­ic meet­ings and con­fer­ences, reg­u­lar­ly issues anti-Semit­ic state­ments and pub­lish­es two wide­ly-dis­trib­uted peri­od­i­cals, Per­son­nel and Per­son­nel Plus, which fre­quent­ly con­tain anti-Semit­ic arti­cles.
  • At the same time, MAUP is a bona fide uni­ver­si­ty (its Eng­lish name is the Inter­re­gion­al Acad­e­my for Per­son­nel Man­age­ment), with more than 50,000 stu­dents enrolled at cam­pus­es in var­i­ous loca­tions. Busi­ness, polit­i­cal sci­ence and agri­cul­ture are among the sub­jects taught.
  • The anti-Semit­ic activ­i­ties are direct­ed by MAUP’s Pres­i­dent, Geor­gy Tschokin, and a num­ber of his col­leagues. Tschokin is also the leader of the far-right Ukrain­ian Con­ser­v­a­tive Par­ty.
  • MAUP has revived the noto­ri­ous blood libel. In March 2006, MAUP lead­ers led by Tschokin paid their respects at the grave of Andrei Yuschin­sky, a Chris­t­ian boy whose death in 1911 led to the false con­vic­tion of Mendel Beilis, a Jew, who was even­tu­al­ly acquit­ted. The charges were based upon the noto­ri­ous accu­sa­tion of Jew­ish rit­u­al mur­der.
    A MAUP pub­li­ca­tion alleged that Yuschin­sky was “mur­dered by Jews with rit­u­al pur­pose”. Tschokin is also cam­paign­ing for the Ortho­dox Church to canon­ise Yuschin­sky.
  • White suprema­cist David Duke has close links with MAUP: he “teach­es” a course on his­to­ry and inter­na­tion­al rela­tions, has been award­ed a doc­tor­ate for a the­sis on Zion­ism and was a key par­tic­i­pant in MAUP’s June 2005 con­fer­ence on “Zion­ism: Threat to World Peace”.  In Octo­ber 2006, Duke addressed a MAUP audi­ence on the sub­ject of “Zion­ist” influ­ence in the US media and signed copies of his book, “The Jew­ish Ques­tion Through the Eyes of an Amer­i­can.” Duke opened his speech by declar­ing: “The pow­ers of glob­al­ism and Zion­ism are reach­ing out and they are try­ing to con­trol the lives, the val­ues, the cul­ture and the for­eign pol­i­cy of every nation on earth”.
  • MAUP runs a num­ber of kiosks in Kiev which spe­cial­ize in anti-Semit­ic lit­er­a­ture, includ­ing one locat­ed across the street from the “Hil­lel” club for Jew­ish stu­dents. Titles on sale include: “The Zion­ist pro­to­cols: sources and results”,  “Jew­ish syn­drome” “Jews and eco­nom­ic life” and a book describ­ing the infa­mous 1941 mas­sacre of Jews at Babi Yar as “the third influ­en­tial leg­end of the zhi­dovskoy cat­a­stro­phe”.
  • On Novem­ber 22, 2005, Tschokin issued a state­ment of sol­i­dar­i­ty with Iran­ian Pres­i­dent Ahmadine­jad’s threat to wipe out Israel. The state­ment blend­ed tra­di­tion­al Chris­t­ian anti-Semi­tism with anti-Zion­ism: “We’d like to remind that the Liv­ing God Jesus Christ said to Jews two thou­sand years ago: ‘Your father is a devil!’…Israel, as known, means ‘The­olo­gian’, and Zion­ism in 1975 was acknowl­edged by Gen­er­al Assem­bly of UNO as the form of racism and race dis­crim­i­na­tion, that, in the opin­ion of the absolute major­i­ty of mod­ern Euro­peans, makes the most threat to mod­ern civ­i­liza­tion. Israel is the arti­fi­cial­ly cre­at­ed state (clas­sic total­i­tar­i­an type) which appeared on the polit­i­cal Earth map only in 1948, thanks to good will of UNO…Their end is known, and only the God’s true will res­cue all of us. We are not afraid, as God always togeth­er with his chil­dren!”
  • MAUP con­tin­ues to boast of its ties with Iran. In March 2006, Tschokin received the Iran­ian Ambas­sador, Saed Ahmed Musavi Male­ki, and nego­ti­at­ed a stu­dent exchange scheme between MAUP and Iran­ian uni­ver­si­ties. Accord­ing to the MAUP web­site, the two men also dis­cussed the build­ing of a Ukrain­ian cul­tur­al cen­ter in Iran. MAUP rep­re­sen­ta­tives par­tic­i­pat­ed in an April 2006 con­fer­ence held in Tehran under gov­ern­ment spon­sor­ship, enti­tled “Al Quds and the Pro­tec­tion of the Rights of the Pales­tini­ans”. There are wide­spread alle­ga­tions that MAUP receives fund­ing from the Iran­ian regime.
  • MAUP con­tin­ues to main­tain close ties with indi­vid­u­als in the Ukrain­ian polit­i­cal estab­lish­ment. Of spe­cial con­cern is the rela­tion­ship between MAUP and Lev­ko Lukya­nenko, a for­mer dis­si­dent and for­mer Ukran­ian Ambas­sador to Cana­da, who is a promi­nent mem­ber of the polit­i­cal bloc led by for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Yulia Tymoshenko. Lukya­nenko has blamed the ter­ri­ble Ukrain­ian famine of the 1930s on a “Satan­ic” gov­ern­ment con­trolled by Jews and has false­ly claimed, in attack­ing the for­mer Sovi­et regime, that both Lenin and Stal­in were Jew­ish.
  • MAUP’s June 2005 anti-Zion­ist con­fer­ence was attend­ed by anti-Semi­tes from all over the region, as well as Duke, French Holo­caust denier Serge Thion and Israel Shamir, a Russ­ian Jew who con­vert­ed to Chris­tian­i­ty and is noto­ri­ous for pub­lish­ing anti-Semit­ic essays on the inter­net. The Pales­tin­ian Author­i­ty rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Ukraine, Walid Zakut, was also report­ed to have attend­ed.
  • MAUP’s anti-Semit­ic activ­i­ties can be traced back to at least 2002. MAUP’s lead­ing fig­ures have been at the root of attempts to bar Jew­ish orga­ni­za­tions in Ukraine and, more recent­ly, a call to ban “The Tanya”, a clas­sic work of Has­sidic Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture, on the grounds that it pro­motes racism against non-Jews.

5. Gold Warriors–America’s Secret Recov­ery of Yamashita’s Gold; by Ster­ling Sea­grave and Peg­gy Sea­grave; pp. 52–53.

 . . . .  Nazi Ger­many typ­i­cal­ly laun­dered loot­ed gold and non-mon­e­tary gold by re-smelt­ing it and cast­ing it into bars that were hall­marked with black eagle swastikas, num­bered in keep­ing with stan­dard prac­tice of the Reichs­bank. This gold was moved to banks in Switzer­land, Swe­den, Por­tu­gal or Argenti­na. Japan used the same tech­niques, mov­ing gold through Swiss banks in Tokyo, Por­tugese banks in Macao, and banks in Chile and Argenti­na. When gold was phys­i­cal­ly moved to those coun­tries it was car­ried by large car­go sub­marines.

As a cen­ter of the world’s unof­fi­cial gold trade, Macao was enriched. When the Allies got togeth­er at the Bret­ton Woods Con­fer­ence in 1944 to put a stop to the laun­der­ing of Nazi and Japan­ese war loot through neu­tral coun­tries, Por­tu­gal some­how for­got to include Macao on the list, and nobody drew atten­tion to the over­sight. As his­to­ri­an Bertil Lint­ner not­ed: “Macao mer­chants were soon buy­ing gold abroad at $35 an ounce from banks, ship­ping it back to the enclave and sell­ing it at a pre­mi­um to who­ev­er want­ed to buy it. The syn­di­cate was led by Ho Yin, an Over­seas Chi­nese who had fled from Guang­dong to sit out the war.” Macao was a wartime haven for rich Over­seas Chi­nese who enlarged their for­tunes by pre­cious met­al trad­ing. The only sig­nif­i­cant source of gold at the time was Japan­ese plun­der. In the Chi­na Seas, only Japan­ese banks were open for busi­ness. Macao pawn­shops,  bro­kers, and pri­vate cit­i­zens made for­tunes turn­ing hard cur­ren­cies into gold for the Japan­ese. At war’s end, when colo­nial author­i­ties returned, Macao mil­lion­aires were able to use the colo­nial cur­ren­cy they had acquired to buy the most desir­able land, build­ings, and fac­to­ries at knock-down prices.

Some of Hirohito’s per­son­al wealth was laun­dered through Macao, the rest through Swiss banks in Tokyo. Jour­nal­ist Paul Man­ning, who had a chance to review some of Hirohito’s finan­cial records at the end of the war, when they were in the cus­tody of U.S. Occu­pa­tion author­i­ties, saw that the emperor’s per­son­al assets began to be moved abroad to neu­tral havens at the end of 1943, prepar­ing for the inevitable defeat. Privy Seal Kido called a meet­ing of Japan’s lead­ing bankers, who were also the emperor’s finan­cial advi­sors. On their rec­om­men­da­tion, funds were trans­ferred fro Tokyo to Switer­land, vir­tu­al­ly emp­ty­ing Hirohito’s cash reserves in Tokyo. Nazi gold, which had been moved to the Swiss accounts of Yoko­hama Specie Bank to pay for pur­chas­es from Japan, also were trans­ferred to Hriohito’s accounts in Switzer­land. At the same time, Kido moved oth­er impe­r­i­al gold reserves to Argenti­na by sub, and to Macao, where it was sold for hard cur­ren­cies, and this mon­ey was then moved to Switzer­land by bank trans­fer. . . .

6. Gold Warriors—America’s Secret Recov­ery of Yamashita’s Gold; by Ster­ling Sea­grave and Peg­gy Sea­grave; p. 91.

. . . .In one instance, Amer­i­can agents in Switzer­land watched 280 trucks of Nazi gold move from Ger­many across France and Spain to the safe haven of neu­tral Por­tu­gal. Owned by pri­vate Swiss firms, the trucks were paint­ed with the Swiss cross, allow­ing the gold to be moved under ‘neu­tral’ cov­er. . . .

. . . . .The prob­lem of how to deal with plun­dered trea­sure, and what to do with Axis gold after the war, was dis­cussed in July 1944 when forty-four nations met at the resort at Bre­ton Woods, New Hamp­shire, to plan the post-war econ­o­my. These dis­cus­sions, some of them extreme­ly secret, revealed the flaws and loop­holes that exist­ed in the inter­na­tion­al finan­cial sys­tem, mak­ing any clear-curt res­o­lu­tion unlike­ly. Among the del­e­gates, trust was far from uni­ver­sal.  Many of them believed that the Bank of Inter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ments was secret­ly laun­der­ing Nazi loot.  That dis­trust set the tone.  Among oth­er things, the Bre­ton Woods agree­ment (as it was made pub­lic) set a fixed price for gold at $35 an ounce, and banned the impor­ta­tion of gold to Amer­i­ca for per­son­al use. Neu­tral coun­tries that signed the pact promised not to know­ing­ly keep stolen gold and oth­er loot­ed assets, but Por­tu­gal for­got to include Macao in the list of its depen­dent ter­ri­to­ries.  This was a con­ve­nient over­sight, for dur­ing the rest of the war, as we saw in chap­ter four, Macao became a world cen­ter for trade in illic­it gold and was heav­i­ly exploit­ed by Japan. . . . .

7. Esta­do Novo (Por­tu­gal)

. . . . With fas­cist orga­ni­za­tions being pop­u­lar and wide­ly sup­port­ed across many coun­tries (like Ital­ian Fas­cism and Nazism) as an antag­o­nist of com­mu­nist ide­olo­gies, António de Oliveira Salazar devel­oped the Esta­do Novo which can be described as a right lean­ing cor­po­ratist regime of para-fas­cist inspi­ra­tion. . . . .

. . . . The Esta­do Novo was an author­i­tar­i­an regime with an inte­gral­ist ori­en­ta­tion, which dif­fered great­ly from oth­er fas­cist regimes by its lack of expan­sion­ism, lack of a fanat­i­cal leader, lack of dog­mat­ic par­ty struc­ture, and more mod­er­ate use of state force.[9] It incor­po­rat­ed, how­ev­er, the prin­ci­ples for its mil­i­tary from Ben­i­to Mus­soli­ni’s sys­tem in Italy. Salazar was a Catholic tra­di­tion­al­ist who believed in the neces­si­ty of con­trol over the forces of eco­nom­ic mod­erni­sa­tion in order to defend the reli­gious and rur­al val­ues of the coun­try, which he per­ceived as being threat­ened. One of the pil­lars of the regime was the PIDE, the secret police. Many polit­i­cal dis­si­dents were impris­oned at the Tar­rafal prison in the African arch­i­pel­ago of Cape Verde, on the cap­i­tal island of San­ti­a­go, or in local jails. Strict state cen­sor­ship was in place. . . .

. . . . The Esta­do Novo accept­ed the idea of cor­po­ratism as an eco­nom­ic mod­el. Although Salazar refused to sign the Anti-Com­intern Pact in 1938, the Por­tuguese Com­mu­nist Par­ty was intense­ly per­se­cut­ed. So were Anar­chists, Lib­er­als, Repub­li­cans, and any­one opposed to the regime. The Nation­al Union embraced a wide array of right-wing pol­i­tics, pass­ing through monar­chism, cor­po­ratism, para-fas­cism, nation­al­ism, and cap­i­tal­ism.

The Legião Nacional was a pop­u­lar mili­tia sim­i­lar to the Ital­ian Black­shirts. For young peo­ple, there was the Moci­dade Por­tugue­sa, an orga­ni­za­tion sim­i­lar in orga­ni­za­tion (but not in ide­ol­o­gy) to the Hitler Youth. These two orga­ni­za­tions were heav­i­ly sup­port­ed by the State and imposed a mar­tial style of life. . . .

8. “The Span­ish Civ­il War: An Overview” by Cary Nel­son; english.illinois.edu

. . . . The mil­i­tary rebel­lion took place on July 18, with the offi­cers who orga­nized it expect­ing a quick vic­to­ry and a rapid takeover of the entire coun­try. What the mil­i­tary did not antic­i­pate was the deter­mi­na­tion of the Span­ish peo­ple, who broke into bar­racks, took up arms, and crushed the rebel­lion in key areas like the cities of Madrid and Barcelona. It was at that point that the char­ac­ter of the strug­gle changed, for the mil­i­tary real­ized they were not going to win by fiat. Instead they faced a pro­longed strug­gle against their own peo­ple and an uncer­tain out­come. They appealed to fas­cist dic­ta­tor­ships in Italy, Ger­many, and Por­tu­gal for assis­tance, and they soon began receiv­ing both men and sup­plies from Ben­i­to Mus­soli­ni, Adolf Hitler, and Anto­nio Salazar. . . . 

 

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One comment for ““Bormann Jews” in Ukraine? And Israel? Gold Warriors, Bubie?”

  1. @Dave@Pterrafractyl

    Are you famil­iar with Evan Ratlif­f’s work ‘The Mas­ter­mind’? You may find some­one more con­nect­ed than a switch­board as you may say and even make some rel­e­va­to­ry con­nec­tions to your work.

    Cheers!

    https://mastermind.atavist.com/global-criminal-kingpin-long-held-in-secret-us-custody-makes-first-court-appearance

    Posted by Shadow Nine | April 29, 2016, 6:10 pm

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