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FTR #836 The Death of Alberto Nisman and the AMIA Bombing

After recap­ping some threads in the tan­gled web of the 1994 AMIA bomb­ing in Argentina, this pro­gram takes up the sus­pi­cious death of Argen­tine pros­e­cu­tor Alberto Nis­man, who was found dead from a sin­gle gun­shot wound to the head the week­end before he was to tes­tify before that country’s con­gress about the bomb­ing. Nis­man was report­edly going to indict Argen­tine pres­i­dent Kirch­ner in con­nec­tion with a cover-up of the bomb­ing, allegedly stem­ming from a “grain-for-oil” deal with Iran. Nis­man had pre­vi­ously expressed fear for his own life and for the safety of his two young daugh­ters. In addi­tion to the pres­ence of the DNA of a sec­ond per­son in Nisman’s apart­ment, the pro­gram cov­ers: Nisman’s fear of his own body­guards; appar­ent irreg­u­lar­i­ties in the han­dling of the phys­i­cal evi­dence in the case; pres­i­dent Kirchner’s attack on Nis­man and her char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of his death as a “sui­cide;” a female wit­ness in the case express­ing fear for her life after the charred body of another woman was found across the street from Kirchner’s apart­ment; irreg­u­lar­i­ties in the state­ments of Nisman’s secu­rity personnel.

FTR #835 Tangled Web: Overview of the AMIA Bombing Investigation

In this pro­gram, we detail some of the deep pol­i­tics sur­round­ing the AMIA attack, prepara­tory to a dis­cus­sion of devel­op­ments in the inves­ti­ga­tion of Argen­tine pros­e­cu­tor Alberto Nisman’s death in FTR #836. The dizzy­ing melange of indi­vid­u­als, insti­tu­tions and events con­nected to the AMIA bomb­ing involves: sev­eral peo­ple linked to for­mer Argen­tin­ian pres­i­dent Car­los Menem; indi­vid­u­als linked to the Iran-Contra scan­dal; neo-Nazi ele­ments in Argentina; inves­ti­ga­tions into fugi­tive Nazi war crim­i­nals; the res­ig­na­tions of two jus­tice min­is­ters involved in the AMIA inves­ti­ga­tion; the sus­pi­cious deaths of numer­ous indi­vid­u­als linked to one or another of the ele­ments fig­ur­ing in sev­eral related inves­ti­ga­tions; evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries link­ing the AMIA bomb­ing to the Okla­homa City Bomb­ing, the bomb­ing of Pan Am flight 103 over Locker­bie, Scot­land and the Achille Lauro hijack­ing in 1985.

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.

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.

Roberto Calvi Linked to Pablo Escobar

It is now rel­a­tively well known that the late Pablo Esco­bar and the asso­ci­ated Medellin Car­tel were heav­ily involved with the Iran-Contra cocaine traf­fic of the 1980’s. Press accounts have now sur­faced in Italy and the UK about Esco­bar hav­ing banked some of his pro­ceeds with Roberto Calvi’s Banco Ambrosiano. Found mur­dered in Lon­don in late 1982, Calvi was the adviser to the IOR, hav­ing suc­ceeded the late Michele Sin­dona in that regard. (Like Calvi, Sin­dona was a mem­ber of the Licio Gelli’s P-2 Lodge.) Dis­clo­sure of the Calvi/Escobar link sug­gests another link between the Iran-Contra affair and the Stibam arms for drugs ring that heav­ily over­lapped the milieu of the P-2, Vat­i­can Bank and the Banco Ambrosiano.

Getting in Dutch: The Third Reich and the Royal Family of the Netherlands (“A Prince Too Far”)

Gen­er­a­tions of the Nether­lands’ Royal Fam­ily link to the Third Reich and its post­war man­i­fes­ta­tions. Prince Bern­hard was SS, an IG Far­ben spy and a trai­tor to the Allied Cause. Was he “the Trai­tor of Arnhem?”

Repost: FTR #531 Interview with Lucy Komisar about Offshore

Insur­ance giant AIG’s pro­lific use of off­shore scams, cap­tive rein­sur­ance, ille­gal gam­bits and oper­a­tions, aided by high-level gov’t offi­cials and legislators.

FTR #531 Interview with Lucy Komisar about Offshore

Analy­sis and dis­cus­sion of insur­ance giant AIG and its pro­lific use of “off­shore” scams, AIG’s pio­neer­ing devel­op­ment of “cap­tive” rein­sur­ance com­pa­nies to laun­der prof­its and evade taxes, AIG’s Coral Rein­sur­ance, ille­gal gam­bits and oper­a­tions have been aided by pow­er­ful and influ­en­tial people.

FTR #530 Alfa Males: One Helluva Conspiracy Theory

Recorded Octo­ber 16, 2005 Lis­ten MP3: Side 1   Side 2 REALAUDIO This broad­cast sets forth ele­ments of a net­work that Mr. Emory believes to be a Bormann/Underground Reich net­work. This net­work was part of the appa­ra­tus involved in the exe­cu­tion of the 9/11 attacks. Begin­ning with review of the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft and its role in [...]

FTR #529 Nazi Roots and Fascist Flowers

Recorded Octo­ber 9, 2005 REALAUDIO This broad­cast details some of the fruits that have been borne by the col­lab­o­ra­tion between ele­ments of U.S. intel­li­gence and Nazi and fas­cist groups from World War II. Begin­ning with dis­cus­sion of the Ukrain­ian fas­cist OUN/B and its affil­i­ated orga­ni­za­tion the ABN (Anti-Bolshevik League of Nations), the pro­gram high­lights the [...]