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Another “Collateralized Death Obligation” at Zurich Insurance

In FTR #‘s 772, 792 and 823, we not­ed the remark­able num­ber of sus­pi­cious deaths in the glob­al finan­cial indus­try, usu­al­ly dis­missed as “sui­cides,” often despite over­whelm­ing evi­dence to the con­trary. Now, the for­mer CEO of Zurich Insur­ance Group, Mar­tin Senn (right), has joined his for­mer CFO (Pierre Wau­thi­er), alleged­ly tak­ing his own life. The deaths of Senn and Wau­thi­er are the lat­est in what some see as an unusu­al num­ber of sui­cides in the realm of Swiss finance–” . . . . He [Mar­tin Nav­ille] knew Senn, who was pres­i­dent of the cham­ber, as well as Wau­thi­er, who had British-French dual cit­i­zen­ship. He also knew Carsten Schlot­er, the Ger­man-born head of tele­coms group Swiss­com, who took his life in 2013, and Alex Wid­mer, head of bank Julius Baer, who com­mit­ted sui­cide in 2008. . .” 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 #905 Globalization, Transnational Corporations and Japanese Fascism

Over the decades, we have spo­ken at great length about the Sec­ond World War and fas­cism as out­growths of glob­al­iza­tion, a phe­nom­e­non gen­er­al­ly thought of as hav­ing begun in the post World War II peri­od. Most of the dis­cus­sion has cen­tered on the rela­tion­ships between Ger­man and Amer­i­can cor­po­ra­tions and oli­garchs. With both Don­ald Trump and Bernie Sanders tar­get­ing trade agree­ments and glob­al­iza­tion in their cam­paign rhetoric, we review the car­tel rela­tion­ships between the Japan­ese Zaibat­su (fam­i­ly trusts) and their Amer­i­can coun­ter­parts. As well, we note the cen­tral role of Emper­or Hiro­hi­to in the wag­ing of Japan’s war of aggres­sion and the post-war his­tor­i­cal revi­sion­ism that has eclipsed his activ­i­ties. After dis­cussing the re-invest­ment of the prof­its from the Amer­i­can indus­tri­al boom of the 1920’s in Ger­many and Japan, we ana­lyze the delib­er­ate frus­tra­tion of the attempt­ed polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic reform of Japan. Intent on con­tin­u­ing the pro­found cor­po­rate rela­tion­ships that had boost­ed Japan into its posi­tion as a dom­i­nant indus­tri­al pow­er, Wall Street inter­ests and allied polit­i­cal, nation­al secu­ri­ty and media elites sub­vert­ed the attempts at reform­ing Japan­ese finance, indus­try and pol­i­tics. A major part of the effort involved white­wash­ing Emper­or Hiro­hi­to’s cen­tral role in wag­ing World War II in the Pacif­ic and prof­it­ing from Japan­ese mil­i­tary con­quests. Pro­gram high­lights include: the sus­pi­cious deaths of Japan­ese offi­cers and mem­bers of the Impe­r­i­al fam­i­ly who were forth­com­ing about the truth con­cern­ing Emper­or Hiro­hi­to; the appar­ent mur­der of State Depart­ment offi­cer George Atch­e­son, who attempt­ed to blow the whis­tle con­cern­ing the sub­ver­sion of the reform of Japan; the role of Gen­er­al William Drap­er in frus­trat­ing the reform of Japan and review of his career as an invest­ment banker with Dil­lon, Read & Co.; the deci­sive role of the MacArthur group with­in the mil­i­tary in the frus­tra­tion of Japan­ese reform and the re-insti­tu­tion of the fas­cists, mil­i­tarists and zaibat­su in post­war Japan.


FTR #904 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Begin­ning with an update on the inves­ti­ga­tion into the fate of Adolf Hitler, the broad­cast notes that asso­ciates of Simon Dun­stan and Ger­ard Williams (authors of “Grey Wolf”) received death threats in con­nec­tion with their research–this more than 70 years after the Fuehrer’s alleged “sui­cide.”

Fresh from his Sil­i­con Val­ley appear­ance, Naren­dra Modi has been actu­al­iz­ing the RSS’s Hindu/nationalist fas­cism, insti­tut­ing an online mon­i­tor­ing agency and beat­ing up stu­dent pro­test­ers in New Del­hi.

Much of the broad­cast details devel­op­ments in the world of high-tech, from appar­ent and ter­ri­fy­ing hacks to pre­dic­tions about the mas­sive replace­ment of work­ers by robots and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: Aya­tol­lah Khome­ini’s net­work­ing with a Mus­lim-Broth­er­hood affil­i­ate; the appar­ent hack­ing of a Boston sub­way train; the hack­ing of a water treat­ment plant; review of Nazi hack­er and Glenn Green­wald crony Andrew Auern­heimer’s hack­ing of remote print­ers; review of the devo­lu­tion of Microsoft­’s Tay AI chat­bot into a Nazi; dis­cus­sion of the devel­op­ment of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence as the “next big thing” in tech­nol­o­gy; pro­jec­tions that 83% of jobs pay­ing under $20.00 an hour will be tech­no­log­i­cal­ly phased out; pro­jec­tion that more than 5 mil­lion con­struc­tion jobs will be replaced by robots and/or AI; the late Antonin Scali­a’s net­work­ing with the Hab­s­burg milieu.


More Media Discussion of Emerging Fascism in America

A review of Mike Lof­gren’s recent book “The Deep State” on Con­sor­tium News adds to the grow­ing body of media com­men­tary high­light­ing the onset of fas­cism in Amer­i­ca. “I also argue that this work is being been accom­pa­nied by a grad­ual emer­gence of a pecu­liar­ly Amer­i­can amal­gam of fas­cist, cor­po­ratist and neolib­er­al orga­ni­za­tion­al ide­olo­gies. . . . there are grow­ing signs that the emerg­ing Amer­i­can polit­i­cal econ­o­my com­bines many ele­ments of clas­si­cal fas­cism and cor­po­ratism with neolib­er­al lais­sez-faire eco­nom­ics into some­thing that is new and pecu­liar­ly Amer­i­can — a polit­i­cal econ­o­my that exhibits fas­cist ten­den­cies, but unlike clas­si­cal fas­cism, sub­or­di­nates the state to neolib­er­al cor­po­ratist inter­ests, while it exploits many of fascism’s author­i­tar­i­an orga­niz­ing prin­ci­ples to sta­bi­lize the emerg­ing sta­tus quo.” 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 #889 Intercept This! Compendium on Citizen Omidyar

Draw­ing togeth­er infor­ma­tion pre­sent­ed in numer­ous broad­casts over the peri­od of sev­er­al years, this pro­gram high­lights the endeav­ors of Glenn Green­wald’s journalistic/financial angel Pierre Omid­yar. Guid­ed by the Aus­tri­an School/free-mar­ket, neo-lib­er­al eco­nom­ics of Her­nan­do De Soto, Omid­yar’s “phil­an­thropic” efforts are close­ly aligned with covert action imple­ment­ed in con­cert with U.S. intel­li­gence cutouts such as U.S. Agency for Inter­na­tion­al Devel­op­ment, the Nation­al Endow­ment for Democ­ra­cy and the Ford Foun­da­tion.

Focus­ing on the Omid­yar Net­work’s SKS orga­ni­za­tion, the dis­cus­sion notes the bru­tal, lethal results of its micro-finance pro­grams in India. Omid­yar Net­work’s key Indi­an func­tionary Jayant Sin­ha, took time off to help direct the elec­tion cam­paign of Naren­dra Modi, whose BJP is a cat’s paw for the RSS, a Hin­du nationalist/fascist orga­ni­za­tion inspired by Hitler and Mus­soli­ni. Three quar­ter of Mod­i’s cab­i­net was select­ed from the RSS, to which Modi belonged. (Gand­hi was assas­si­nat­ed by a mem­ber of RSS.)

One of the key vehi­cles for Omid­yar Net­work’s “phil­an­thropy” in India is the Rur­al Devel­op­ment Insti­tute (renamed “Lan­desa”), devel­oped by Roy Proster­man. Proster­man’s RDI was a key fea­ture of the Phoenix assas­si­na­tion pro­gram in Viet­nam. Cit­i­zen Omid­yar has also helped to fund the return to pow­er of the OUN/B fas­cists in Ukraine, again part­ner­ing with U.S. intel­li­gence cutouts such as U.S. AID and the Nation­al Endow­ment for Democ­ra­cy.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: Mod­i’s pro­ject­ed roll­back of Indi­a’s laws against child labor; the sti­fling of free­dom of speech under Mod­i’s regime; the Modi gov­ern­men­t’s com­plic­i­ty in lethal anti-Mus­lim vig­i­lante actions; the neo-lib­er­al eco­nom­ic goals of Omid­yar Net­work’s “land acqui­si­tion” micro-finance projects; Omid­yar pro­tege Oleh Rybachuk’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Yuschenko gov­ern­ment; Rybachuk’s efforts to inte­grate Ukraine into NATO and the EU; Omid­yar pro­tege Svit­lana Zalis­chuk’s efforts to inte­grate Ukraine into NATO and the EU, men­tored by Rybachuk; Omid­yar pro­tege Zalis­chuk’s efforts on behalf of the lus­tra­tion laws, seen as the legal foun­da­tion for a broad-based purge; Zalis­chuk’s efforts pro­mot­ing net­work­ing between Ukrain­ian Nazi par­ties such as Svo­bo­da and the so-called “mod­er­ate” par­ties; Omid­yar’s part­ner­ing with the Nation­al Endow­ment for Democ­ra­cy to cre­ate a “fact-fund­ing” ser­vice; review of the devel­op­ment of the NED as a cutout for U.S. intel­li­gence by William Casey and the Rea­gan admin­is­tra­tion.


FTR #887 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

The ongo­ing occu­pa­tion of an Ore­gon wildlife pre­serve in Ore­gon by para­mil­i­tary forces led by Ammon Bundy (son of Cliv­en Bundy) may seem far removed from the gild­ed realms in which the Koch Broth­ers move. They may also appear to be of an entire­ly dif­fer­ent polit­i­cal stripe from the likes of Edward Snow­den and Julian Assange. That is not the case. In fact, the “Bundy­ists” are real­iz­ing the agen­da of the Wise Use move­ment and the Koch broth­ers, both advo­cates of ced­ing con­trol of fed­er­al lands to local con­trol, in order that cor­po­rate inter­ests such as tim­ber, min­ing and cat­tle ranch­ing can use the ter­ri­to­ry for their own use and prof­it. By the same token, the likes of Edward Snow­den and Julian Assange have arro­gat­ed to them­selves the use, con­trol and dis­sem­i­na­tion of sen­si­tive infor­ma­tion that was not theirs to own or dis­trib­ute. David Golum­bia not­ed the atti­tude of “coders” such as Snow­den, Assange and “hack­tivists ” . . . the polit­i­cal world is theirs to do with what they want, and the rest of us should stay out of it . . . mem­bers of demo­c­ra­tic poli­ties have no choice but to accept them hav­ing that role.” Turn­ing to tur­moil in Europe, the recent assaults on women by Mid­dle East­ern immi­grants in Ger­man, Finnish and oth­er cities on the con­ti­nent have fueled the rise of fas­cist groups, mint­ing valu­able polit­i­cal coinage from the assaults. Some observers com­pared a recent ram­page in Leipzig with the 1938 Kristall­nacht pogrom. The broad­cast con­cludes with an overview of P‑2 Lodge grand­mas­ter Licio Gel­li, the recent­ly deceased fas­cist who pro­found­ly influ­enced events on three con­ti­nents. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Fred C. Koch’s con­struc­tion of an oil refin­ery for Hitler; Ex-CIA offi­cer and author Robert Baer’s belief that Hitler escaped Ger­many at the end of the war; review of the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Fox News host Andrew Napoli­tano and Snow­den Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice Ron Paul at a lib­er­tar­i­an stu­dents con­fer­ence; review of the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Edward Snow­den at that same con­fer­ence; review of Carl Lund­strom’s financ­ing of the anti-immi­grant Swe­den Demo­c­rat fas­cist par­ty and his fund­ing of the Pirate Bay web­site that host­ed Wik­iLeaks.


FTR #886 What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “The Earth Island Boogie?,” Part 3: Geopolitical Quicksand

Ana­lyz­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ty that Amer­i­can use of Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Islamists as proxy war­riors and armed her­alds of cor­po­ratist free-mar­ket eco­nom­ic val­ues might back­fire on the Unit­ed States, we look at the devel­op­ment of ISIS, the curi­ous Turk­ish about-face on the Fetul­lah Gulen orga­ni­za­tion and fall­out from the so-called “Arab Spring.” Begin­ning with dis­cus­sion of a “dooms­day” con­tin­gency plan con­coct­ed by al-Qae­da and Sad­dam Hus­sein to back each oth­er up mil­i­tar­i­ly in the event either or both were over­thrown by the U.S., we exam­ine the promi­nent role of for­mer mem­bers of Sad­dam’s offi­cer corps in admin­is­ter­ing ISIS. ISIS and al-Qae­da are hold­ing forth in Libya, which is serv­ing as a base for spread­ing their oper­a­tions into Africa. Like the bloody Syr­i­an civ­il war, the over­throw of Khadafy (which set the stage for the Islamist pres­ence in Libya) is an out­growth of the so-called “Arab Spring”–one of the “con­ga-line ops” we high­light­ed in FTR #885. Much of the pro­gram high­lights the oper­a­tions of the Fetul­lah Gulen orga­ni­za­tion in Turkey. Alleged to be a CIA front orga­ni­za­tion and Islam­ic extrem­ist in nature, the Gulen orga­ni­za­tion was for­mer­ly an ally of Tayyip Erdo­gan. Now, it is among his most bit­ter oppo­nents. Pro­gram High­lights Include: review of Hitler’s view that Islamists were a cru­cial Third Reich ally; review of a crit­i­cal meet­ing in Switzer­land at which promi­nent Euro-fas­cists and al-Taqwa direc­tor Ahmed Huber met; spec­u­la­tion that the Swiss “Euro-fas­cist” sum­mit may have helped gen­er­ate the intel­li­gence dis­in­for­ma­tion that helped lure the Bush admin­is­tra­tion into the ill-advised Iraq war; “ex” CIA offi­cer Gra­ham Fuller’s ridicule of the alle­ga­tion that the Gulen orga­ni­za­tion is a CIA front orga­ni­za­tion; the close con­nec­tions between Erdo­gan’s AKP Par­ty, Ger­many and the EU.


FTR #885 What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “The Earth Island Boogie?,” Part 2: “The Conga-Line ‘Ops’ ”

For most of this decade, Mr. Emory has ana­lyzed an over­lap­ping series of “ops” that have deter­mined much of con­tem­po­rary polit­i­cal real­i­ty. At the epi­cen­ter of this dynam­ic is the Earth Island. “The Earth Island Boo­gie” embraces an over­lap­ping series of “ops” includ­ing: the so-called “Orange Rev­o­lu­tion” of Ukraine, Wik­iLeaks, the so-called “Arab Spring,” “L’Af­faire Snow­den” and the Maid­an coup of 2014. ISIS is a direct out­growth of the so-called “Arab Spring.” This broad­cast presents a detailed overview of “the con­ga-line ‘ops,’ ” fea­tur­ing links to key text excerpts pro­vid­ing longer analy­sis of these dynam­ics.


Big Things Come in Small Packages: “This is dev­as­tat­ing because it sets up all class-actions to fail”

Com­ment­ing on a stun­ning, 100-word-long bill intro­duced in Con­gress by the GOP to insu­late Volk­swa­gen against class-action law­suits over their will­ful sub­ver­sion of EPA emis­sions reg­u­la­tions, observers not­ed: “. . .‘This is dev­as­tat­ing because it sets up all class-actions to fail,’ says attor­ney Lori Andrus, who rep­re­sents sev­eral Volk­swa­gen plain­tiffs. . . . . ‘It’s incred­i­bly inap­pro­pri­ate for Con­gress to send the mes­sage that it’s OK to hurt peo­ple by the mil­lions,’ said Volk­swa­gen own­er Rebec­ca Kaplan. ‘The more peo­ple you hurt, the more this law will pro­tect you.’ . . .” 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 #884 What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “The Earth Island Boogie”?, Part 1 (Turkish Taffy, Part 4)

Clar­i­fy­ing and fur­ther devel­op­ing analy­sis of geopo­lit­i­cal dis­cus­sion from both pre­vi­ous and future broad­casts, this pro­gram details the devel­op­ing Islam­ic fas­cism of Turkey’s Tayyip Erdo­gan. Both a NATO coun­try and Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-derived Islamist in nature, Turkey is also man­i­fest­ing aggres­sive mil­i­tarism. Silenc­ing oppo­si­tion press and legal inves­ti­ga­tors who have dis­cov­ered his sup­port for Islam­ic ter­ror­ists, Erdo­gan is propos­ing sweep­ing con­sti­tu­tion­al changes and invok­ing Hitler’s Ger­many as polit­i­cal prece­dent. Erdo­gan’s AK Par­ty evolved from the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and the Bank al-Taqwa milieu. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Erdo­gan’s AK Par­ty’s links with Ger­many and the EU; Turkey’s dis­patch of troops into Iraq, against the wish­es of the Iraqi gov­ern­ment; Hitler’s polit­i­cal last will and tes­ta­ment, envi­sion­ing Islamists as proxy war­riors to ful­fill his polit­i­cal agen­da; review of Zbig­niew Brzezin­ski’s endorse­ment of Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-derived Islamists as proxy war­riors against Rus­sia in the Cau­ca­sus and Chi­na in Cen­tral Asia.