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Was Fred Trump (Donald’s Father) in the Ku Klux Klan?

” . . . . asked if his father had lived at 175–24 Devon­shire Road—the address list­ed for the Fred Trump arrest­ed at the 1927 Klan rally—Donald dis­missed the claim as ‘total­ly false’ . . . . accord­ing to at least one archived news­pa­per clip, Fred Trump . . . lived at 175–24 Devon­shire Road: A wed­ding announce­ment in the Jan­u­ary 22, 1936 issue of the Long Island Dai­ly Press, places Fred Trump at that address, and refers to his wife as ‘Mary MacLeod,‘which is Don­ald Trump’s mother’s maid­en name. . . .”


FTR #907 Update on Ukraine

Sup­ple­ment­ing our many pre­vi­ous pro­grams on Ukraine, this broad­cast fur­ther devel­ops the Orwellian re-write of World War II his­to­ry, as well as chron­i­cling the deep polit­i­cal his­to­ry of the Ukrain­ian dias­po­ra, its alliance with the Third Reich and its pro­found pres­ence pri­or to, and dur­ing, World War II. An arti­cle in “For­eign Policy”–a main­stream publication–notes the role of Volodymyr Via­tro­vych in turn­ing Ukrain­ian World War II his­to­ry on its head.

Hired orig­i­nal­ly by Vik­tor Yuschenko to head the Orwellian-named “Insti­tute for Nation­al Mem­o­ry,” Via­tro­vych decamped to the U.S. after the elec­tion of the Yanukovich gov­ern­ment, only to return to Ukraine and resume his revi­sion­ist work under Petro Poroshenko. Recast­ing the Third Reich allies and geno­ci­dal col­lab­o­ra­tors of the OUN/B as heroes and res­cuers of Jews dur­ing the Holo­caust, Via­tro­vych has been com­ple­ment­ed in his work by educ­tion min­is­ter Ser­hiy Kvit and Yuriy Shukhevych, the son of UPA chief Roman Shukhevych. (The UPA was the mil­i­tary wing of the OUN/B.) In Ukraine, it is now a crime to say any­thing crit­i­cal about the OUN/B or UPA.

The mea­sure of the revi­sion­ism under­way in Ukraine can be gauged by this state­ment about UPA pol­i­cy toward the Poles: “. . . . UPA supreme com­man­der Dmytro Kliachkivs’kyi explic­it­ly stat­ed: ‘We should car­ry out a large-scale liq­ui­da­tion action against Pol­ish ele­ments. Dur­ing the evac­u­a­tion of the Ger­man Army, we should find an appro­pri­ate moment to liq­ui­date the entire male pop­u­la­tion between 16 and 60 years old.’ Giv­en that over 70 per­cent of the lead­ing UPA cadres pos­sessed a back­ground as Nazi col­lab­o­ra­tors, none of this is sur­pris­ing. . . .” Recount­ing that quote would be a crime in Ukraine!

Much of the pro­gram con­sists of a recount­ing of the Ukrain­ian Fifth Col­umn in the Unit­ed States and its col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Third Reich. The Ger­man Gen­er­al Staff had been groom­ing Ukraini­ans as allies dur­ing the clos­ing stages of the First World War and its after­math, cul­mi­nat­ing with the for­ma­tion of the OUN as an exten­sion of Nazi impe­r­i­al designs. Embed­ded with ele­ments of our mil­i­tary, the Ukrain­ian Fifth Col­umn were active­ly engaged in crim­i­nal activ­i­ties, includ­ing sab­o­tage of key Amer­i­can infra­struc­ture tar­gets.

The peri­od­i­cal of the OUN was titled “Svo­bo­da,” now the name of one of the key OUN/B suc­ces­sor orga­ni­za­tions in pow­er in Ukraine.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: the Pelypenko affair, in which a Ukrain­ian Ortho­dox priest and Gestapo agent dis­closed the dimen­sions and work­ings of the Nazi/Ukrainian Fifth Col­umn in the U.S.; Svo­bo­da par­ty mem­ber Andriy Paru­biy’s ele­va­tion to being speak­er of the Ukrain­ian par­lia­ment; review of Vik­tor Yuschenko’s strong ties to the Ukrain­ian-Amer­i­can branch­es of the OUN/B; dis­cus­sion of the bogus law degree of incom­ing Prime Min­is­ter Volodomyr Groys­man, obtained from MAUP Uni­ver­si­ty, the epi­cen­ter of anti-Semi­tism in Ukraine; review of David Duke’s role as a fac­ul­ty mem­ber at MAUP; the assign­ment of a con­tin­gent of the Nazi Azov bat­tal­ion to “main­tain order” in Odessa, the site of a mas­sacre-by-fire of eth­nic Russ­ian pro­test­ers in 2014.


FTR #841 Interview (#4) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

Resum­ing our analy­sis of “The Hitler Lega­cy,” our next inter­view with Peter Lev­en­da con­tin­ues dis­cus­sion of the reha­bil­i­ta­tion of “jihadis as proxy war­riors” by Ger­many in the run-up to, and dur­ing, the Sec­ond World War. Hav­ing assumed the posi­tion of Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Hus­sei­ni took advan­tage of resent­ment on the Arab street and mobi­lized it against the British and Jews. Begin­ning with pogroms dur­ing the 1920’s and 1930’s, Hus­seini’s activism blos­somed into full-fledged par­tic­i­pa­tion in Nazi mil­i­tary com­paigns, includ­ing recruit­ing Waf­fen SS units in Mus­lim ter­ri­to­ries. After dis­cussing some sim­i­lar­i­ties between Nazism and glob­al jihadist ide­ol­o­gy, Peter high­lights the Grand Mufti’s post war work with the PLO and oth­er Mus­lim polit­i­cal and mil­i­tary orga­ni­za­tions. Join­ing the Grand Mufti were numeer­ous SS men and Nazi tech­ni­cal experts, there to con­tin­ue their war against the Jews and to fight against Com­mu­nism on behalf of West­ern intel­li­gence agen­cies. In the Mid­dle East, as in oth­er coun­tries where they were recruit­ed as anti-Com­mu­nist cadre, the Third Reich alum­ni pur­sued a Nazi agen­da, spawn­ing new Nazi polit­i­cal and mil­i­tary for­ma­tions. Peter notes that they are not “neo”-Nazis, at all. West­ern intel­li­gence helped fos­ter post­war SS-assis­tance orga­ni­za­tions such as Die Spinne and ODESSA, shep­herd­ed to a con­sid­er­able extent by SS Colonel Otto Sko­rzeny.


FTR #840 Interview (#3) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

Con­tin­u­ing our dis­cus­sion with Peter Lev­en­da about his remark­able book “The Hitler Lega­cy,” the broad­cast details what the author calls “The exit strat­e­gy.” Fac­ing mil­i­tary defeat, the Third Reich knew that Nazism would not die with the Allied vic­to­ry, but could con­tin­ue the strug­gle from far-flung places. Mov­ing both SS offi­cers and vast amounts of cap­i­tal abroad, the Reich took advan­tage of the ide­o­log­i­cal res­o­nance that exist­ed between the NSDAP and both anti-Com­mu­nist and anti-Semit­ic ele­ments abroad, includ­ing and espe­cial­ly, the Nazi under­ground that exist­ed in the Unit­ed States. Using the Vat­i­can “rat­lines” and their pow­er­ful busi­ness con­nec­tions with West­ern (espe­cial­ly Amer­i­can) cor­po­ra­tions and asso­ci­at­ed law firms, SS men went over­seas, where the vast amounts of cap­i­tal belong­ing to the Bor­mann flight cap­i­tal net­work sus­tained their activ­i­ties. Pro­gram high­lights include: the role of the Bank for Inter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ments in the Nazi finan­cial dias­po­ra; the for­ma­tion and oper­a­tion of the Rein­hard Gehlen spy net­work; analy­sis of “The Red House Doc­u­ment,” includ­ing the pro­vi­sion by Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions to fund the Nazi par­ty under­ground after the war; brief dis­cus­sion of the Grand Mufti and his alliance with the Third Reich.


More Subtle Propaganda from The New York Times

As the New York Times con­tin­ues in “War­ren Report Mode” (the Gray Lady pub­lished that per­ni­cious doc­u­ment), its Cold War style jour­nal­is­tic blitzkrieg against Rus­sia con­tin­ues. (We note in pass­ing that Rus­sia is no longer Com­mu­nist.) In an op-ed piece about the next tar­get of sup­posed Russ­ian aggres­sion, the author casu­al­ly ascribes the 1999 assas­si­na­tion of Armen­ian lead­ers, includ­ing the prime min­is­ter, to Russ­ian con­spir­a­to­r­i­al process. In FTR #182, we not­ed the his­to­ry of the Dash­nags (there are var­i­ous spellings). An Armen­ian fas­cist and ultra-nation­al­ist group, the Dash­nags col­lab­o­rat­ed with the Third Reich, Ukrain­ian fas­cist ele­ments and the Chris­t­ian Mobi­liz­ers of Ger­ald L.K. Smith. The lat­ter was a promi­nent Amer­i­can fas­cist whose orga­ni­za­tion was among the ide­o­log­i­cal trib­u­taries that fed the milieu of the Aryan Nations.


FTR #810 A Prince Too Far

Pop con­spir­a­cy the­o­ry casts the Bilder­berg­er group in a sen­sa­tion­al­ist, polit­i­cal­ly and his­tor­i­cal­ly illit­er­ate “New World Order” con­text. In this broad­cast, we exam­ine the his­to­ry of Prince Bern­hard, the for­mer SS offi­cer and I.G. Far­ben spy who found­ed the group, against the back­ground of the Bat­tle of Arn­hem (Oper­a­tion Mar­ket Gar­den) in Sep­tem­ber of 1944. As head of the Dutch “resis­tance,” appar­ent dou­ble agent Bern­hard sac­ri­ficed a resis­tance fight­er named Chris­t­ian Lin­de­mans (code named “King Kong”), who took the blame for the delib­er­ate betray­al of the Allied bat­tle plan. Sab­o­tage of the Arn­hem oper­a­tion has also been part­ly attrib­uted to Peter Car­ring­ton (lat­er Lord Car­ring­ton and for­mer British For­eign Sec­re­tary dur­ing the run-up to the Fal­ka­lands War.) Attacked for his stun­ning lack of insight with regard to the Argen­tine fas­cist jun­ta’s inva­sion of those islands, Car­ring­ton has nev­er been prop­er­ly vet­ted with regard to the betray­al of part of the British bat­tle plan for the Fal­ka­lnds cam­paign. The pro­gram also exam­ines the fas­cist activ­i­ties and involve­ments of Bern­hard’s heirs in the Roy­al Fam­i­ly of the Nether­lands.


FTR #795 Fascism, Hindu Nationalism and Narendra Modi

Prime Min­is­ter-elect Naren­dra Modi, with a polit­i­cal back­ground in a Hin­du nation­al­ist par­ty with strong fas­cist roots, is now in charge of the world’s sec­ond largest coun­try and the world’s largest democ­ra­cy. Naren­dra Modi belonged to the RSS, an orga­ni­za­tion with an his­tor­i­cal affin­i­ty for Nazism and fas­cism. Cap­i­tal­iz­ing on anti-Mus­lim fer­vor in India, RSS has gen­er­at­ed much grav­i­tas. Modi has been impli­cat­ed in com­plic­i­ty in lethal anti-Mus­lim riot­ing in India. In addi­tion to anti-colo­nial sen­ti­ment that pit­ted Indi­an nation­al­ists against the British Raj pri­or to World War II, Nazism and Hin­du phi­los­o­phy also found com­mon ground in ele­ments of “Aryan” mys­ti­cism. Many ele­ments of the Brah­min caste also found affin­i­ty with the elit­ist and anti-demo­c­ra­t­ic phi­los­o­phy of Mus­solin­i’s fas­cism as well.


Fascist Antecedents of Narendra Modi and His Party

Prime Min­is­ter-elect Naren­dra Modi, with a polit­i­cal back­ground in a Hin­du nation­al­ist par­ty with strong fas­cist roots, is now in charge of the world’s sec­ond largest coun­try and the world’s largest democ­ra­cy. Naren­dra Modi belonged to the RSS, an orga­ni­za­tion with his­tor­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal affin­i­ty for Nazism and fas­cism, cap­i­tal­iz­ing on anti-Mus­lim fer­vor. An asso­ciate of RSS assas­si­nat­ed Mahat­ma Gand­hi.


FTR #771 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 13: Beware of Libertarians Bearing Gifts (1934 Coup Attempt Redux)

Sum­ming up his polit­i­cal out­look, Snow­den wrote that the elder­ly ‘wouldn’t be fuck­ing help­less if you weren’t send­ing them fuck­ing checks to sit on their ass and lay in hos­pi­tals all day.’ The forces for which he fronts are: ” . . . root­ed in a the­ory that, in James Madison’s words, would “speed­ily put an end to the Union itself.”


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.