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FTR #847 Interview (#10) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

In this broad­cast, we con­tinue to “Fol­low the Money” and ana­lyze its pri­mary role in the per­pet­u­a­tion of Nazism and its atten­dant method­olo­gies and resul­tant ills. Peter notes that the post­war Nazi Under­ground con­sti­tuted a “government-in-exile” and “an army in exile.” “Fol­low­ing the money” moved by what Mr. Emory calls The Under­ground Reich inevitably leads to Fran­cois Genoud, Hjal­mar Schacht and the exten­sive post­war Nazi con­nec­tions to Mid­dle East­ern anti-colonial, anti-Israel and ter­ror­ist milieux. The Third Reich and its post­war under­ground man­i­fes­ta­tion directly impacted, inter­sected with, and formed the oper­a­tional tem­plate for, many of the world’s ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions. Recap­ping pre­vi­ous dis­cus­sion of the Third Reich as a “cult” or spir­i­tual move­ment, Peter notes that this “Under­ground Reich” not only is a par­al­lel entity to con­tem­po­rary Islamist ter­ror groups, but has actively dove­tailed with them. Pro­gram high­lights include: ter­ror­ists’ abuse of the ancient hawala sys­tem of money trans­fer; dis­cus­sion of the Bank Al-Taqwa; the use of Islamists against China; analy­sis of the “Tri-Border” area in Latin Amer­ica; Germany’s return to power in Europe.

FTR #842 Interview (#5) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

This next install­ment of our dis­cus­sions with Peter Lev­enda about “The Hitler Legacy” begins with dis­cus­sion of indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions that com­prised the post­war Nazi under­ground. Focused largely on the SS, these orga­ni­za­tions were vehi­cles for the per­pet­u­a­tion of the Nazi strug­gle against the Allies (includ­ing the U.S. and Britain) at the same time as they inter­faced with pow­er­ful ele­ments of West­ern intel­li­gence, who used them as Cold War­riors. Part of the Cold War strat­egy pur­sued by the U.S. was to resuci­tate (for a third time) the “global jihadist” strat­egy devised by Max von Oppen­heim dur­ing the First World War. Seek­ing the “believ­ing” Mus­lims as proxy war­riors against the athe­is­tic com­mu­nists, pow­er­ful ele­ments of CIA and the State Depart­ment enlisted the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood in this strug­gle. “Weaponized reli­gion” was also used in Asia, where the Third Reich had already estab­lished a work­ing rela­tion­ship with the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Bud­dhists, with SS offi­cers of pri­mary sig­nif­i­cance in the Nazis’ deal­ings with “His Holi­ness.” Key points of dis­cus­sion include: the career of Otto Ernst Remer; the remark­able career of Fran­cois Genoud; the Dalai Lama’s SS asso­ciate Bruno Beger’s atroc­i­ties war crimes; the Dalai Lama’s SS tutor–Heinrich Harrer–and his work for ele­ments of U.S. and West­ern intel­li­gence after the war.

FTR #819 Proxy War and the Earth Island Boogie (What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “Underground Reich?,” Part 3)

Author Peter Lev­enda has posted an arti­cle (excerpted from his recent book) that encap­su­lates sig­nif­i­cant ele­ments of dis­cus­sion pre­sented by Mr. Emory and fea­tured on this web­site. Not­ing Impe­r­ial Germany’s use of Islamic proxy war­riors dur­ing the First World War and Nazi Germany’s incor­po­ra­tion of the same strat­a­gem, Lev­enda notes that Nazi ele­ments have con­tin­ued to use Mus­lim proxy war­fare to advance the goals of what Mr. Emory calls the Under­ground Reich. Hav­ing incor­po­rated many impor­tant ele­ments of Nazi Germany’s national secu­rity estab­lish­ment into its own after World War II, the United States has co-opted the tac­tic of proxy war. To its detri­ment, the U.S. has failed to grasp that the Under­ground Reich and its Islamist prox­ies have their own agen­das. Those agen­das fea­ture the defeat of the United States as a cen­ter­piece of long-term strat­egy. Con­clud­ing with an exam­i­na­tion of recent Amer­i­can mil­i­tary involve­ment, the pro­gram notes that much of what we are doing actu­ally ben­fits Ger­many and occurs in areas for­merly belong­ing to the Ottoman Empire.

FTR #816 Revisiting the 1972 Olympics Massacre

Revis­it­ing the sub­ject of the 1972 Olympics mas­sacre, we probe more deeply into the under­ly­ing dynam­ics of that event. Hav­ing noted in AFA #22 that secu­rity for the games was han­dled by a BND agent named Hans Lange­mann, we review his work cov­er­ing up for the neo-Nazis behind the Okto­ber­fest bomb­ing of 1980. Ger­man neo-Nazis also aided the Black Sep­tem­ber ter­ror­ists who per­pe­trated the Olympics mas­sacre. Despite the fact that the Ger­man gov­ern­ment had advanced warn­ing of the impend­ing attack, no pre­ven­tive action was taken. After the attacks, the Ger­man gov­ern­ment was in close touch with the per­pe­tra­tors and down­play­ing the sig­nif­i­cance of the inci­dent. Willi Pohl, one of the neo-Nazis involved who assisted Black Sep­tem­ber with the 1972 attack, began work­ing in a counter-terror capac­ity for the CIA. Black Sep­tem­ber chief Ali Has­san Salameh, in charge of the attacks, was also impressed into duty with CIA, hav­ing been recruited while Henry Kissinger was astride of Richard Nixon’s national secu­rity pol­icy. In spec­u­la­tive mode, we ask if there MAY be a con­nec­tion between Kissinger’s efforts to desta­bi­lize the Willi Brandt government–undertaken con­junc­tion with Third Reich veterans–and the Olympics massacre?

FTR #815 Walkin’ the Snake at Al Jazeera

In pre­vi­ous posts, we have noted that Al Jazeera is run by the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. We have also dealt with the Nazi tract “Serpent’s Walk,” which focuses on a Nazi takeover of the U.S. in the mid-21st cen­tury. Fun­da­men­tal to the sce­nario pre­sented in the book is the Under­ground Reich/SS money com­po­nent buy­ing into the opinion-forming media, in order to swing the Amer­i­can people’s point of view in a pro-Nazi direc­tion. With Al Jazeera among those media out­lets gain­ing grav­i­tas in the U.S., it is worth exam­in­ing the net­work in detail to under­stand its rela­tion­ship with the Broth­er­hood, an Islamic fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion. The Al Jazeera network’s shep­herd­ing of a report about the late Yasser Arafat hav­ing been poi­soned with polo­nium 210 affords us an ideal oppor­tu­nity to eval­u­ate the outlet’s jour­nal­is­tic integrity. (Polo­nium 210 is a highly radioac­tive sub­stance.) The “inves­ti­ga­tion” is an Al Jazeera “op” from start to fin­ish, over­seen by a for­mer U.S. State Depart­ment secu­rity offi­cer. The alleged “poi­son­ing” is: extra­or­di­nar­ily unlikely; at vari­ance with the con­clu­sions of the French med­ical team attend­ing Arafat and in con­flict with the con­clu­sions of the PLO leader’s per­sonal physi­cian, who attrib­uted the death to AIDS.

A Lot of “Poloney”: Arafat Murdered according to (Ahem) Al Jazeera

The Arafat poi­son­ing report is an Al Jazeera project from start to fin­ish, with a for­mer spook pre­sid­ing over the project. Polo­nium 210 has a half-life of 138 days (!), ren­der­ing detec­tion of alleged poi­son­ing with the sub­stance remote at this point in time. Experts on radi­a­tion poi­son­ing and polo­nium 210 dis­miss the find­ings. A Russ­ian inves­ti­ga­tion ini­tially found no polo­nium. Al Jazeera’s rela­tion­ship with the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood becomes clearer, with the net­work financ­ing the liv­ing quar­ters of exiled Egypt­ian allies of Morsi. UPDATED ON 12/3/2013.

German Government’s Close, post-Attack Relationship with Perpetrators of the 1972 Olympics Massacre

Ger­man diplo­mats main­tained a cozy rela­tion­ship with the Black Sep­tem­ber ter­ror­ists respon­si­ble for the 1972 mas­sacre of Israeli ath­letes at the Munich Sum­mer Olympics. Express­ing sym­pa­thy for the Pales­tini­ans, they never made a seri­ous attempt at extra­dit­ing the ter­ror­ists behind the attack. A num­ber of con­tra­dic­tions are evi­dent in exam­in­ing the record of the events, includ­ing a dis­crep­ancy in the num­ber of ter­ror­ists actu­ally involved in the inci­dent, the Ger­man secu­rity forces’ lack of rifles at the air­port (they were plan­ning to snipe the ter­ror­ists at the air­port), and the Ger­mans’ refusal of coop­er­a­tion by Israeli intel­li­gence and secu­rity forces.

Germans Had Prior Warning about Olympics Massacre

Ger­man author­i­ties had a warn­ing three weeks before the Olympics mas­sacre of 1972. With secu­rity headed by an offi­cer of the BND, the final incar­na­tion of the Gehlen “Org” and with neo-Nazis assist­ing the Pales­tin­ian ter­ror­ists, this comes as no sur­prise. The BND Olympics secu­rity chief has also been accused of stag­ing provo­ca­tions and pro­vid­ing an alibi for a Nazi leader in the 1980 Okto­ber­fest bombing.

AFA 22: The Terror Connection, Pt.1

Hitler’s com­mando, for­mer SS offi­cer Otto Sko­rzeny was a promi­nent fig­ure in the devel­op­ment of the method­ol­ogy and orga­ni­za­tional onto­ge­n­e­sis of terrorism.

FTR #414 Islam Under the Swastika & its Implications for Today

His­tor­i­cal back­ground of con­tem­po­rary Islam­o­fas­cism, col­lab­o­ra­tion between Nazi Ger­many, Fas­cist Italy, and key ele­ments of the Islamic world.