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Game of Thrones: Saudis Funding Taliban as Trump Gives Nod to Increased Military Support for Afghans

As Trump plans increasing and prolonging U.S. troop commitment to Afghanistan, it is worth noting that–surprise, surprise–the Saudis are funding the Taliban, much as they have done with Al-Qaeda.


FTR #863 9/11, The Muslim Brotherhood and the Earth Island Boogie, Part 2

Stretching from the Straits of Gibraltar, all across Europe, most of the Middle East, Eurasia, Russia, China and India, that stretch of land known as the “Earth Island”: comprises most of the world’s land mass; contains most of the world’s population and most of the world’s natural resources (including oil and natural gas.) Geopoliticians have long seen controlling that land mass as the key to world domination. In this broadcast, we examine what might be termed political strange bedfellows grouped together against Russia and China and advancing an apparent Underground Reich and corporatist agenda in parts of Russia and China. In addition to the Tibetan Buddhist milieu of the Dalai Lama, Uighur Muslims associated with Al Qaeda and the Pan-Turkist movement are ranked together under the banner of the UNPO and the House of Habsburg. Active in Ukraine, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for centuries, the Habsburgs appear to be a coordinating executive element mobilizing the diverse ethnic groups working against Russia and China. Program Highlights Include: OUN/B operative Paula Dobriansky’s control of the Tibet Desk at the State Department; Uighur links to Al Qaeda and other Muslim Brotherhood offshoots; review of the Dalai Lama’s historical relationships with the SS and the CIA; review of Peter Levenda’s concept of “weaponized religion;” support for the Uighurs by the Pan-Turkist and fascist National Action Party; Erkin Altepkin’s alliances with the Habsburg milieu, the Dalai Lama and elements of Western intelligence; the growing presence of ISIS-affiliated fighters from Chechnya in the Ukrainian conflict.


FTR #862 9/11, The Muslim Brotherhood and the Earth Island Boogie, Part 1

Discussion of Islamist terrorists has pointedly omitted the perpetrators’ links to the Muslim Brotherhood–the Islamic fascist organization that spawned groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS. Portrayed in the West as a “moderate’ organization, the Muslim Brotherhood was allied with the Axis in World War II and nurtured as anti-communist cadre by Western Intelligence (CIA in particular) during the Cold War. Much of the program reviews and details the corporatist and free market economic philosophy of the Muslim Brotherhood, an ideology that endears the Ikhwan to powerful political and economic interests in the U.S. and elsewhere in the West. Among the events that has been obscured by the passage of time is the open opposition to the Treasury Department’s attempts at interdicting terrorist financing money, on the grounds that it would “restrict” the free-flow of international capital. Brotherhood elements continue to be used as proxy warriors by elements of Western and Saudi intelligence in places like Syria, the Caucasus and China’s Xinjiang Province. Program Highlights Include: The use of ISIS-linked Chechen fighters in Ukraine; Saudi Bin Laden Group’s use of Sullivan and Cromwell as its general counsel; Sullivan & Cromwell’s work on behalf of the financial institutions that were (successfully) resisting the Treasury Department’s attempts at interdicting terrorist financing; review of the forced resignation of Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill following the 3/20/2002 Operation Green Quest raids.


FTR #811 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 4

With another anniversary of the 9/11 attacks having passed, it is interesting to contemplate the ongoing damage from the unlearned lessons concerning those attacks. Before discussing ongoing support for Caucasian and Chechen jihadist elements by elements of U.S., Western and Saudi intelligence, the program highlights the bogus intelligence about a supposed “Russian invasion” of Ukraine that does not appear to have occurred at all. Much of the supposed intelligence on this “invasion” comes from satellite photos, showing what are supposed to be Russian armored and artillery elements in Ukraine. These photos are NOT from U.S. reconnaissance satellites, but come from a private company–DigitalGlobe. Founded by veterans of Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” program (The Strategic Defense Initiative), the company’s executives have CV’s involving work for Bain (Mitt Romney’s firm) and IHS, the Thyssen/Bornemisza group firm that is the epicenter of the Peak Oil doctrine. Accessing archival information about support for Chechen Islamists by elements of U.S., Western and Saudi intelligence, the program notes the involvement of Ukrainian fascists from the UNA/UNSO organization in Chechnya and the Caucasus. The reported combat expertise of ISIS is said by some analysts to have evolved from the participation in that group of Chechen veterans, making our slippery slope involvement against the group blowback–to an extent–from the West’s proxy warriors in the Caucasus. As was the case in Afghanistan–where the U.S. fought a bloody, indecisive war against jihadists crafted to fight against the U.S.S.R. and subsequently Russia–we once again find American military forces engaged against jihadists being used as proxy warriors by elements of the transnational corporate elite and allied national security elements. The program concludes with a closer look at the historical background to some recent propaganda in the New York Times’ op-ed page, ascribing Russian responsibility to the 1999 assassinations of Armenian political leaders by the Dashnags, an Armenian nationalist group with longstanding historical links to Ukrainian fascists and other elements of international fascism and the Underground Reich.


ISIS Blowback from Ukraine, Caucasian Covert Ops?

We highlight an article noting the military prowess and sophistication of ISIS. Critical to this analysis is the apparent role of the Chechens in the tactical development of the group. In the context of U.S. and Western support for the OUN/B milieu in Ukraine, including the UNA-UNSO fighters who fought with the Chechens and elsewhere in the Caucasus, we may well be seeing “blowback” from our policies vis a vis Ukraine. The Boston Marathon Bombing also appears to be “Chechen blowback.”


A Close Look at the Sources for the West’s “Intelligence” on Russian Action in Ukraine

We can’t say whether or not Russian armor, self-propelled artillery and other forces have entered Ukraine. We CAN and DO say that the sources for such “intelligence” are worse than unreliable. Note how many of the Eastern European countries manifesting World War II fascist heritage are NATO members. Note, also, where the reports of Russian artillery inside Ukraine firing on Ukrainian forces come from.The satellite imagery purporting to show Russian armor and self-propelled artillery inside of Ukraine comes from a private company–DigitalGlobe. That company was founded by key personnel from Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative.


The Unkrainian Weekly’s pro-OUN/B Bias

In our ongoing analysis of the Ukraine crisis, we have noted the presence of Michael Bociurkiw astride the “investigation” of the downing of MH flight 17. Bociurkiw was a writer and Assistant Editor for the Ukrainian Weekly, a newspaper with a very obvious pro-OUN/B bias. Representative of The Ukrainian Weekly’s pro-OUN/B coverage is this obituary of OUN/B leader Jaroslav Stetsko (also “Stetzko,” pictured at right with then Vice-President George H.W. Bush.)


FTR #804 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 2

Much of what we have learned about the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17 (and that isn’t much, sadly) has come through the filter of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. That body is headed by Michael Bociurkiw, one of the first officials on the scene of the crash after the disaster. A former assistant editor of the Ukrainian Weekly, Bociurkiw is consequently enmeshed with the pro-OUN/B heirs dominating the political and national security affairs of Ukraine. Bociurkiw also networks with a Malaysian Muslim Brotherhood milieu that heavily overlaps the elements looming large in the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. The Malaysian Islamist network with which Bociurkiw has trafficked is also linked to the events in, and around, the 9/11 attacks. After examining more evidence that Ukraine’s military may have downed MH 17 and highlighting some remarkable coincidences factoring in the investigation, the program further develops information about the Azov Battalion. A fascist military formation in Ukraine’s “anti-terrorist” cadre, the Azov Battalion was formed by Oleg Lyashko, whose Radical Party is the single most popular in Ukraine. Foreign snipers now serving with the unit may well have fired at Ukrainian police during the EuroMaidan demonstrations, demonstrating what might be termed “a culture of provocation” manifested by the OUN/B successor elements in power in Ukraine.


Update on the MH 17 Shootdown

Supplementing information presented in FTR #803, we learn that a website catering to global business travelers presented information pointing to Ukrainian military personnel as the “perps” of the shootdown of MH 17. The last minute change of course of the doomed plane was confirmed by an Air India aircraft nearby.


FTR #803 Walkin’ The Snake in Ukraine

The Orwellian nature of journalistic coverage of the Ukraine crisis has come to resemble Serpent’s Walk, the Nazi tract about an Underground Reich takeover of the U.S. The takeover occurs in large measure through Nazi control of the “opinion forming media.” Western media and political voices systematically whitewash the OUN/B elements dominating the Ukrainian national security establishment, and the increasingly bloody war crimes they are committing in Ukraine. It is against that background that the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 occurred. Widely reported to have been committed by separatist rebels, the shootdown may have been performed by Ukrainian military personnel. The “Go-to-Guy” for media and political analysts in connection with the MH 17 shootdown is Michael Bociurkiw, an apparent pro-OUN/B Ukrainian expatriate from Canada. Bociurkiw is networked with Malaysian Muslim Brotherhood figures overlapping both the milieu of the Operation Green Quest raids of 3/20/2002 and the “disappearance” Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.