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Analyzing “Clausewitzian Economics”: Greek Politician Compares German Economic Hegemony to WWII

In past programs, we examined the Greek and Eurozone debt crises in the context of the theories of Friedrich List and Carl von Clausewitz, as well as the realization of those theories through successful manipulation of the transnational corporate landscape through both world wars and the “postwars” that followed them. Recently, a the Greek mayor of Corfu encapsulated that development rather succinctly: “What they didn’t manage in World War II they are managing now,” Kostas Nikolouzos, the left-wing mayor of Corfu, said of Germany, voicing a common sentiment. “It may sound extreme, but it’s true.” 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 #861 Greek Tragedy, Part 4

Continuing our analysis of the Greek economic and political crisis, we begin with review of Greece and the late stages of World War II. The occupying British turned on the partisans who had played a large part in the defeat of Axis occupation forces, setting the stage for a brutal civil war. Much of the program centers on the fire-sale of major Greek infrastructure, including the takeover of 14 regional airports by a German corporation. Much of Greek infrastructure is now up for sale, including infrastructure that is essential for the reconstruction of the economy of Greece. Having figured significantly in the development of Greek debt, a number of German businessmen are now fugitives from Greek justice, seeking to avoid prosecution for corruption charges. After noting that Greek debt is actually LOWER than German debt when calculated using a standard accounting scale, the program notes the proposal to have Greek youth work for free, in order to relieve the massive youth unemployment plaguing that country. Recorded on Labor Day weekend of 2015, the program concludes with rumination concerning the past and future of slavery, scrutinized against the background of recent and future events.


German Company Buys Greek Airports

“. . . In the early 1980s, as Chair of the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), [German Finance Minister Wolfgang] Schäuble had organized the first economic initiatives [and not just] toward France. Theodor Veiter, a former Nazi specialist for border subversion, was one of Schäuble’s advisors as chair of the AEBR. . . .” It is against this background that we examine the purchase of Greek regional airports by a German company. 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 #855: Greek Tragedy, Part 3

Following Germany’s implementation of an austerity program on Greece that officially and as a matter of course negates Greek national sovereignty and democracy, we examine that agreement and the history that led up to it. Even relatively conservative American and European observers are labeling the development a “coup” against Greek democracy. We would call it a foreign occupation by Germany. The events in Europe can only be understood in terms of the execution of a consummately brilliant, cynical plan to implement German political and economic hegemony through a series of wars and what Von Clausewitz called “Post-wars.” The continuity of German political, military and economic policy through decades and across a challenging diversity of events is far-sighted and rigorous. Program Highlights Include: German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble’s use of Third Reich cross-border subversion specialist Theodor Veiter as a key adviser on European economic affairs; the explicit control of Greece’s economic affairs by “the institutions” [of Germany and the EU]; Schauble’s apparent goal of driving Greece out of the Eurozone; Germany’s successful evasion of its World War II debt; an overview of the evolution of Friedrich List’s blueprint for economic and political control of Europe and the world; review of the troika’s imposition of a 2011 Greek coalition government that included the fascist LAOS party; the fundamentally different approach of German corporations to cartel agreements from that of their international partners/competitors.


FTR #851 Technocratic Fascism and Post-Reaganoid Political Dementia: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Updating “L’Affaire Snowden,” this program analyzes the fundamental political/ideological principles that unite Eddie the Friendly Spook (Snowden) with the corporate entities comprising “Big Tech.” Taking advantage of the notion that “government is bad, but corporations are good” (“post-Reaganoid political dementia”), many of the individuals and companies in the tech world are pursuing and achieving goals that are fundamentally antithetical to democratic principles. Fundamental to the discussion is a brilliant analysis by David Golumbia in “Uncomputing.org” that distills the essence of “technocratic fascism”–the political and social philosophy that unites “coders”–Snowden, Assange and hackers of all stripes–with the corporate giants of Big Tech. Building on a viewpoint similar to that expressed in “The Decline of the West,” by Oswald Spengler (a text fundamental to much of 20th century fascism), they contend that society is broken, the political process is broken, and therefore they have the right–expressed as “natural law”–to do whatever they think is best. Democratic polities are to have no say in their actions, regardless of the potential consequences for the members of those polities. They do not feel that they need “the consent of the governed.” Program highlights include: the presence at the exclusive elite gathering of the Bilderbergers of key Silicon Valley techies including Peter Thiel and Alex Karp of Palanthir; review of the relationship between Ron Paul–Snowden’s political idol–and Thiel; the presence of Third Reich alumni in the Bilderberger gatherings; the anti-labor practices of Big Tech; the role of Big Tech in financing extreme right candidates like Ted Cruz; the drive by the Indian government of Narendra Modi (whose election was aided by EBay’s Pierre Omidyar) to undermine India’s laws against child labor, a synoptic overview of the key elements of our analysis of The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook.


Lucy Komisar vs. Wolfgang Schauble

At a recent address by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble (given to the Council on Foreign Relations) Lucy Komisar braced the veteran politician over Germany’s hypocrisy concerning Greek debt. Schauble’s equivocation on the issue did not shake Lucy’s efforts to pin him down. In a linked article, do note the observations of Albrecht Ritschl, professor of economic history at the London School of Economics, who discussed Germany’s debt: ” . . . . “If we accept that Germany’s national product is somewhere to the tune of over 2 trillion euros, which is beyond 2.5 trillion U.S. dollars, we would be talking about a default and debt forgiveness of somewhere in the range of 10 trillion dollars. I would tend to think that this is probably unrivaled in 20th century history. . . . .” 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.


Echoes of Maidan: Yugoslavia (Yesterday); Ukraine (Today)

We’ve been covering information pointing to the sniper fire that ignited the Maidan coup as having come from the anti-government forces. Not surprisingly, personnel from Svoboda and the fascist “punisher battalions” crop up repeatedy in the unfolding narrative. German-Foreign-Policy.com features a comparison with the “cooking” of journalistic information about Ukraine with what took place in the former Yugoslavia, the NATO operation against Kosovo, in particular. 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.


DigitalGlobe Strikes Again

Once again we are being treated to photographs purporting to show: Russian military units “invading” Ukraine and/or Russian military equipment being “given to the rebels” by the Russian military. The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine–Geoffrey Pyatt–Tweeted what are supposed to be pictures “proving” direct Russian military assistance to Ukraine after the “Minsk II” cease fire. Apart from the lack of coordinates on the photographs and the dubious nature of the images presented, these pictures come to us courtesy of DigitalGlobe, discussed at length in FTR #811. 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.


Jaanika Merilo, the Estonian (of Ukrainian Heritage) Minister Who Is to “Attract Foreign Investment” to Ukraine

In FTR #’s 824 and 826 (among other programs) we discussed the incorporation of foreign nationals (many of Ukrainian descent) into the government of Ukraine. Joining Ukrainian-American Natalie Jaresko (Minister of Finance) will be Jaanika Merilo, an Estonian of Ukrainian heritage. Merilo’s designated task will be to attract foreign investment. Ms. Merilo has not displayed what would be considered professional conduct for a businesswoman. Examining the pictures Ms. Merilo has posted of herself, we cannot help but wonder just WHAT type of “investment” she is trying to “attract,” and WHERE, exactly, it is going to be “invested?” 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.


Ukrainian Government Slips Up, Admits No Russian Invasion

Although The Ministry of Truth will never admit it, occasional cracks in the disinformation wall surrounding the Ukraine crisis have appeared. “On the ground” in Ukraine, George Eliason informs us of a couple of slip-ups on Channel 5, owned (ironically) by president Petro Poroshenko. Both a Ukrainian general and one of that country’s intelligence officers let slip that there has been no “Russian invasion,” as we have been told. 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.