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FTR #834 Compendium of Fascist Connections to the Zionist Movement

With Ben­jamin Netanyahu cir­cum­vent­ing accept­ed pro­ce­dure and prepar­ing to address Congress–apparently in order to cir­cum­vent Oba­ma’s pol­i­cy toward Iran–we take time to review the his­to­ry of the Netanyahu fam­i­ly and the Likud Par­ty. Likud is the heir to the fas­cist ele­ment in the Zion­ist move­ment, espe­cial­ly the Betar that was head­ed by Vladimir Jabotin­sky. Netanyahu’s father was the per­son­al sec­re­tary to Jabotin­sky, whose forces took mil­i­tary train­ing at Mus­solin­i’s naval cadet school and were reviewed by Il Duce him­self. A top aide to Jabotin­sky wrote that this was not an alliance of con­ve­nience but one of ide­o­log­i­cal affin­i­ty. Con­tin­u­ing the rela­tion­ship between fas­cism and reac­tionary Zion­ism, the Likud sent a rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the nation­al con­ven­tion of Gian­fran­co Fini’s Allean­za Nationale, the suc­ces­sor to Mus­solin­i’s black­shirts. The GOP sent a seat­ed Con­gress­man (Bob Young) to the con­ven­tion as well. Right-wing Israeli politi­cians con­tin­ue to net­work with Euro­pean fas­cists. After dis­cus­sion of the Stern Gang, an even more extreme fas­cist ele­ment of the Zion­ist move­ment, the broad­cast con­cludes with a look at the rela­tion­ship between Israel, some Jew­ish busi­ness­men and the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work. This should not be inter­pret­ed as echo­ing the cheesy rhetoric that is pop­u­lar at the moment char­ac­ter­iz­ing Israel and/or the Zion­ist move­ment as fas­cist.


FTR #811 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 4

With anoth­er anniver­sary of the 9/11 attacks hav­ing passed, it is inter­est­ing to con­tem­plate the ongo­ing dam­age from the unlearned lessons con­cern­ing those attacks. Before dis­cussing ongo­ing sup­port for Cau­casian and Chechen jihadist ele­ments by ele­ments of U.S., West­ern and Sau­di intel­li­gence, the pro­gram high­lights the bogus intel­li­gence about a sup­posed “Russ­ian inva­sion” of Ukraine that does not appear to have occurred at all. Much of the sup­posed intel­li­gence on this “inva­sion” comes from satel­lite pho­tos, show­ing what are sup­posed to be Russ­ian armored and artillery ele­ments in Ukraine. These pho­tos are NOT from U.S. recon­nais­sance satel­lites, but come from a pri­vate company–DigitalGlobe. Found­ed by vet­er­ans of Ronald Rea­gan’s “Star Wars” pro­gram (The Strate­gic Defense Ini­tia­tive), the com­pa­ny’s exec­u­tives have CV’s involv­ing work for Bain (Mitt Rom­ney’s firm) and IHS, the Thyssen/Bornemisza group firm that is the epi­cen­ter of the Peak Oil doc­trine. Access­ing archival infor­ma­tion about sup­port for Chechen Islamists by ele­ments of U.S., West­ern and Sau­di intel­li­gence, the pro­gram notes the involve­ment of Ukrain­ian fas­cists from the UNA/UNSO orga­ni­za­tion in Chech­nya and the Cau­ca­sus. The report­ed com­bat exper­tise of ISIS is said by some ana­lysts to have evolved from the par­tic­i­pa­tion in that group of Chechen vet­er­ans, mak­ing our slip­pery slope involve­ment against the group blowback–to an extent–from the West­’s proxy war­riors in the Cau­ca­sus. As was the case in Afghanistan–where the U.S. fought a bloody, inde­ci­sive war against jihadists craft­ed to fight against the U.S.S.R. and sub­se­quent­ly Russia–we once again find Amer­i­can mil­i­tary forces engaged against jihadists being used as proxy war­riors by ele­ments of the transna­tion­al cor­po­rate elite and allied nation­al secu­ri­ty ele­ments. The pro­gram con­cludes with a clos­er look at the his­tor­i­cal back­ground to some recent pro­pa­gan­da in the New York Times’ op-ed page, ascrib­ing Russ­ian respon­si­bil­i­ty to the 1999 assas­si­na­tions of Armen­ian polit­i­cal lead­ers by the Dash­nags, an Armen­ian nation­al­ist group with long­stand­ing his­tor­i­cal links to Ukrain­ian fas­cists and oth­er ele­ments of inter­na­tion­al fas­cism and the Under­ground Reich.


U.S. Military Exercise in Ukraine on Friday

As a Forbes arti­cle notes, despite a Russ­ian-nego­ti­at­ed cease-fire in Ukraine, U.S. mil­i­tary forces will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in a NATO exer­cise in Ukraine. As not­ed in the arti­cle (ref­er­enc­ing a Spiegel arti­cle), the NATO “Drang Nach Osten” toward Rus­si­a’s bor­der is in direct vio­la­tion of an agree­ment between the U.S.S.R. and the West.


Robert Parry on the “Russian Invasion” of Ukraine

In FTR #808, we exam­ined the high­ly dubi­ous claims of a “Russ­ian inva­sion” of Ukraine. Among the painful­ly lim­it­ed voic­es sup­port­ing our pro­found doubts about the accu­ra­cy of those claims is Robert Par­ry of Con­sor­tium News. It appears that intel­li­gence pro­fes­sion­als of his acquain­tance dis­miss the accu­ra­cy of the dan­ger­ous­ly irre­spon­si­ble claims of Russ­ian inva­sion and have tak­en the trou­ble to com­mu­ni­cate their analy­sis to Angela Merkel.


FTR #808 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 3 (“How Many Lies Can You Allow Yourself to Believe Before You Belong to the Lie?”)

Polit­i­cal come­di­an Mort Sahl (one of New Orleans DA Jim Gar­rison’s inves­ti­ga­tors into the JFK assas­si­na­tion) asked in his auto­bi­og­ra­phy “Heart­land”; “How many lies can you allow your­self to believe before you belong to the lie?” In the gath­er­ing storm in Ukraine, decades of insti­tu­tion­al lying from the Sec­ond World War, through the Cold War and into the present appears to have gained own­er­ship over con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­ca. Hav­ing tak­en in the intel­li­gence and polit­i­cal resid­ua of the Third Reich and its Cen­tral and East­ern Euro­pean allies, Amer­i­ca res­ur­rect­ed and per­pet­u­at­ed the polit­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal ban­ner of fas­cism. Adher­ing to gross­ly and delib­er­ate­ly dis­tort­ed intel­li­gence dur­ing the Cold War, the polit­i­cal land­scape evolv­ing from that dis­tor­tion is gov­ern­ing con­tem­po­rary per­cep­tions and actions. This pro­gram updates the actions of the OUN/B heirs in Ukraine and their polit­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal allies else­where in the for­mer War­saw Pact coun­tries. At the core of this analy­sis is the nur­tur­ing of the Hitler-con­ceived Anti-Bol­she­vik Bloc of Nations with­in West­ern intel­li­gence and the GOP, its pro­jec­tion into East­ern Europe and the for­mer U.S.S.R. dur­ing the final stages of the Cold War and and how we are now dom­i­nat­ed by the polit­i­cal Franken­stein’s mon­ster we cre­at­ed in that part of the world.


The Bowe Bergdahl Controversy

With the Bergdahl “con­tro­ver­sy,” Amer­i­can polit­i­cal cul­ture con­tin­ues to hit new lows, cour­tesy of the ter­ror­ist-cod­dling GOP and their Amen cho­rus in the media. John McCain–himself a for­mer POW–seems intent on lead­ing the GOP’s race to the bot­tom, no mean feat under the cir­cum­stances. Dewey Clar­ridge, him­self a play­er in the Iran-Con­tra affair, was the source for much of the “secret intel­li­gence” that has been uti­lized by Fox News, that bea­con of jour­nal­is­tic integri­ty.


The Fires This Time

Robert Par­ry notes the OUN/B her­itage of Swo­bo­da and Pravy Sek­tor in the cur­rent Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment, cor­re­lat­ing that Nazi her­itage with the lethal fire­bomb­ing of pro-Russ­ian demon­stra­tors in the Black Sea port city of Odessa. Appar­ent­ly per­pe­trat­ed by a street-fight­ing con­tin­gent act­ing in accor­dance with the tac­ti­cal prin­ci­ples of both Pravy Sek­tor (at right) and Swo­bo­da, the fire­bomb­ing is rem­i­nis­cent of the mas­sacre of res­i­dents of the city of Huta Pien­ac­ka in Ukraine by the Gali­cian Divi­sion (14th Waf­fen SS.) In addi­tion, Par­ry notes an OUN/B involve­ment with the Rea­gan admin­is­tra­tion’s U.S. Infor­ma­tion Agency and Radio Lib­er­ty, col­or­ing broad­casts in the 1980’s in a pro-Nazi fash­ion.


FTR #766 Bob Dylan vs. The Ustachi

Bob Dylan was charged with a hate crime after ref­er­enc­ing the Croa­t­ian geno­cide against Serbs (and oth­ers) dur­ing World War II. A pup­pet state of the Third Reich dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, the Ustachi were heav­i­ly sup­port­ed by the Vat­i­can, which (along with ele­ments of U.S. intel­li­gence), aid­ed their escape to the Amer­i­c­as after the war. Coa­lesc­ing into part of the GOP’s eth­nic her­itage orga­ni­za­tion, the Ustachi were nur­tured by assis­tance from Richard Nixon, Ronald Rea­gan, George H.W. Bush and William Casey. Ger­many, the Vat­i­can and the U.S. assist­ed the re-seces­sion of Croa­t­ia and the resus­ci­ta­tion of a neo-Ustachi milieu.


Snowden’s Ride, Part 10: The Beginning of World War III?

The lat­est devel­op­ments in L’Af­faire Snow­den are alarm­ing, and pre­dictable. We spec­u­lat­ed that BND would decou­ple from NSA’s spy­ing pro­gram. That has now hap­pened. We pre­dict­ed that Eddie the Friend­ly Spook’s psy-op would lead to pro­found dam­age to U.S. inter­net busi­ness and the econ­o­my. That appears to be devel­op­ing. The reg­u­la­tion of the Inter­net may be going in the direc­tion that Rus­sia and Chi­na have endorsed, lend­ing depth to our under­stand­ing of Snow­den’s trav­el to both countries–nations that are less than con­ducive to inter­net free­dom. IMPORTANT UPDATES ON 8/3/2013, 8/14/2013..


Reagan’s Nazis

After the death of Mar­garet Thatch­er, Amer­i­cans are being treat­ed to hagiogra­phies of her polit­i­cal ally Ronald Rea­gan. Rea­gan’s admin­is­tra­tion was a front for the Under­ground Reich, incor­po­rat­ing the GOP Nazi “eth­nics” who had been import­ed into the US fol­low­ing World War II. Rea­gan, him­self, had a long his­to­ry of asso­ci­a­tion with unsa­vory ele­ments, includ­ing orga­nized crime.