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The tag 'Coups d’Etat' is associated with 20 posts.

Meet the New Boss(es), Same as the Old Boss(es): Poroshenko Reconstitutes “Team Yuschenko”

In FTR #781, we noted that Viktor Yuschenko–married to top OUN/B official and Reagan Deputy Director of Presidential Liaison Ykaterina Chumachenko–institutionalized the Bandera political cadre, rewriting Ukrainian World War II history and paving the way for the rise of Swoboda and Pravy Sektor. We now learn that “new” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has reconstituted the old Yuschenko team, including American-born Roman Svarych, Yuschenko’s Minister of Justice and the personal secretary to OUN/B leader Yaroslav Stetsko in the early 1980’s.


German Economic Colonization of Ukraine

With the U.S. and Germany respectively playing Bad Cop (military aid and sanctions) and Good Cop (economic aid and resistance to further sanctions at the behest of key German corporations invested in Russia), the follow-up to the covert operation resulting in the coup d’etat of early 2014 is proceeding apace. German industry–surprise, surprise–plans to modernize Ukrainian industries and establish subcontracting arrangements to build automobiles in that cheap labor market. This will be coupled by the austerity doctrine we have termed “Von Clausewitzian economics.”


Robert Parry on Conscription of neo-Nazis in Ukraine, Orwellian Coverage by U.S. Media

We have noted that the provisional government there is directly evolved from the OUN/B Ukrainian Nazi administration and military apparatus of World War II. We have also highlighted that the utter perversion of political and historical reality by our media is worthy of George Orwell’s 1984. In a post on the Ukrainian crisis, Robert Parry highlights the Orwellian nature of our media’s deliberate and fundamental misrepresentation of the situation there. In addition, Parry notes the inclusion of elements like Pravy Sektor and Swoboda into the national militas being sent to Eastern Ukraine as “anti-terrorist ” forces.


FTR #759 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 6: More About the Deep Fifth Column

Both the actions of Eddie the Friendly Spook and those of the GOP Congressional faction have caused the world to view the U.S. in “fear and dismay.” This program examines intelligence leaks during World War II that might have proved extremely damaging to the United States. Highlighting elements of commonality between Snowden and the GOP “shutdown” proponents, the broadcast analyzes both as elements of an Underground Reich fifth column.


More Echoes from Dealey Plaza

The first African-American in the Secret Service, Abraham Bolden noted many racist Kennedy-haters in JFK’s Secret Service detail. Several firm leads leading up to, and in the wake of, President Kennedy’s assassination were not pursued and were eventually covered-up by the Secret Service. Some of the leads led in the direction of the intelligence community’s anti-Castro Cuban milieu. Bolden was eventually framed for alleged criminal activity, apparently in retaliation for his criticism of the Secret Service.


RIP Charles Higham

Charles Higham, author of important exposés about fascism, has passed. His work highlighted Nazi Fifth columnists in the west, including American industrialists and financiers and the 1934 coup attempt against FDR.


FTR #714 Interview (#4) with Russ Baker, Author of “Family of Secrets”

Nixon’s removal from White House was an intelligence coup, not a “reaffirmation of democracy”; Poppy Bush centrally involved in his removal; Nixon angered some of the same interests as JFK and was removed by the same team.


The Plot to Seize the White House

by Jules Archer; Most people will be shocked to learn that in 1933 a cabal of wealthy industrialists—in league with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty League—planned to overthrow the U.S. government in a fascist coup.


American Gunfight

The Plot to Kill Harry Truman—and the Shoot-out that Stopped It; by Stephen Hunter and J. S. Bainbridge


The Secret History of the CIA

by Joseph Trento; CIA’s early years at the Berlin base; Vietnam to Chile; Angleton’s mole wars.