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Transcript of Miscellaneous Archive Show M4: “Gloria in Excelsis”

In 1986, we record­ed Mis­cel­la­neous Archive Show M4, deal­ing with fem­i­nist icon Glo­ria Steinem’s rela­tion­ship with the CIA. Record­ed at too high a lev­el, the pro­gram makes dif­fi­cult lis­ten­ing. We are pub­lish­ing a tran­script to sup­ple­ment our FTR series on “Weaponized Fem­i­nism.”


FTR #869 The Assassination of Olof Palme, Part 2

Con­tin­u­ing dis­cus­sion and analy­sis from FTR #868, this pro­gram under­scores the pos­si­ble role of Swedish and Scan­di­na­vian fas­cists over­lap­ping both WACL and Sapo, the Swedish intel­li­gence ser­vice. Involved with escape net­works forged to aid the inter­na­tion­al flight from jus­tice of fas­cists and Nazis, the prin­ci­pals in these net­works exhib­it­ed behav­ior around the time of the Palme killing that is sug­ges­tive. Worth not­ing in this regard is the late Stieg Larsson’s inves­ti­ga­tion of the Palme killing, which point­ed in the direc­tion of some of the same fig­ures exam­ined in the Kruger essay. The pro­gram con­cludes with an exam­i­na­tion of the Bofors muni­tions firm and its cor­po­rate links to Third Reich indus­try and the post­war Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work, with which it may well be affil­i­at­ed.


FTR #868: The Assassination of Olof Palme, Part 1

The first of two pro­grams high­light­ing the unsolved 1986 assas­si­na­tion of Swedish Prime Min­is­ter Olof Palme, the broad­cast fea­tures a 1988 arti­cle by the bril­liant free­lance Dan­ish jour­nal­ist Hen­rik Kruger, author of “The Great Hero­in Coup: Drugs, Intel­li­gence and Inter­na­tion­al Fas­cism.” Through this exam­i­na­tion of the inter­sect­ed net­works that Kruger has termed (in “The Great Hero­in Coup”) “The Inter­na­tion­al Fascista,” we are able to observe the ele­ments of Oper­a­tion Con­dor, key indi­vid­u­als and insti­tu­tions com­pris­ing the for­mer World Anti-Com­mu­nist League, indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions under­ly­ing “the Strat­e­gy of Ten­sion” in Italy, as well as the cast of char­ac­ters that man­aged the Iran-Con­tra machi­na­tions. Long the focal point of death threats and assas­si­na­tion attempts, Palme had earned the lethal ire of fas­cists in North and South Amer­i­ca, as well as Europe. The fail­ure to solve the killing, despite the pas­sage of almost 30 years and some very strong evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries, under­scores the grav­i­tas of the forces that destroyed Palme. Kruger’s arti­cle also serves as some­thing of an “in vit­ro” win­dow into many of the polit­i­cal net­works we have exam­ined over the years.


The Assassination of Olof Palme

In our ongo­ing series of inter­views with Peter Lev­en­da, the author of “The Hitler Lega­cy,” we have high­light­ed points of dis­cus­sion relat­ing to WACL, Oper­a­tion Con­dor, the Iran/Contra scan­dal and oth­er ele­ments that might not be famil­iar to recent/younger read­ers and lis­ten­ers. Peter detailed his hair-rais­ing vis­it to Colo­nia Dig­nidad in FTR #839. While going through some box­es in stor­age, we came across an old essay by the bril­liant Dan­ish jour­nal­ist Hen­rik Kruger, author of “The Great Hero­in Coup,” ana­lyz­ing the unsolved 1986 assas­si­na­tion of Swedish prime min­is­ter Olof Palme. We present that arti­cle here, in order to famil­iar­ize younger read­ers and lis­ten­ers with indi­vid­u­als and insti­tu­tions we haven’t cov­ered in decades. All of the con­tents of this web­site as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of video­taped lec­tures are avail­able on a 32GB flash dri­ve. Dave offers his pro­grams and arti­cles for free–your sup­port is very much appre­ci­at­ed.


FTR #747 Bringin’ It All Back Home

GOP doing to Oba­ma what CIA did to Allende in Chile; Repub­li­cans appear ready to destroy U.S., glob­al economies to gain pow­er; Bush admin­is­tra­tion deficits delib­er­ate­ly struc­tured to force end of New Deal social pro­grams; Tea Par­ty fas­cists pro­vid­ing “boots on the ground” for this effort.


Just a Slip of the Tongue?

Com­ment: Chilean Pres­i­dent Sebas­t­ian Pin­era recent­ly raised eye­brows by uti­liz­ing the old lyric Deutsch­land uber Alles, banned in Ger­many after the offi­cial col­lapse of the Third Reich. The world’s first bil­lion­aire pres­i­dent, Pin­era is Chile’s first right-wing leader since Pinochet, whose cab­i­net includ­ed Pin­er­a’s father Jose. Jose Pin­era ” . . . is the archi­tect […]


Colonia Dignidad Leader Dies

Com­ment: Although we haven’t dis­cussed the top­ic in some time, the Chilean Nazi enclave known as Colo­nia Dig­nidad has fig­ured promi­nent­ly in dis­cus­sions of Oper­a­tion Con­dor, the dias­po­ra of Nazi war crim­i­nals to Latin Amer­i­ca, as well as the Pinochet regime in Chile. “Cult Leader, ex-Nazi Schae­fer Dies in Chile” [CNN]; 4/25/2010. Paul Schae­fer, a […]


FTR #638 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Bor­mann net­work con­trols major Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions; archive of Third Reich doc­u­ments; Rock­e­fellers push Exxon­Mo­bil to switch to renew­able ener­gy; Stan­dard Oil cor­po­rate com­plex; vio­lence in the Mus­lim world effects glob­al oil prices.


Bunge Agrees to Buy Corn Products for $4.2 Billion

by Mark Her­li­hy and Choy Leng Yeong­Bloomberg­Bunge Ltd., the world’s largest oilseed proces­sor, agreed to buy Corn Prod­ucts Inter­na­tion­al Inc. for $4.2 bil­lion in stock to add corn-based sweet­en­ers as demand increas­es for soft drinks and processed foods in Chi­na and India. Bunge will pay the equiv­a­lent of $56 for each share of Corn Prod­ucts, […]


FTR #259 Campaign 2000 — Beating the Bushes in Florida

Exam­in­ing the 2000 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign and the polit­i­cal her­itage of the Bush fam­i­ly.