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FTR #902 The Underground Reich, and the Deep Politics of the CIA “Privacy Advocates”: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

The mafia began as a resis­tance move­ment focused against Norse (Viking) and Sara­cen (Turkish/Muslim) invaders in 12th and 13 cen­tury Sicily. It might seem incred­i­ble to the casual observer that an orga­ni­za­tion that began so long ago could have devel­oped and spread to the size, grav­i­tas and scope of oper­a­tions that it has. We also appre­ci­ate that when Mr. Emory uses the term “Under­ground Reich,” it might seem odd or incred­i­ble to many. Bring­ing up to date “L’Affaire Snow­den,” we under­score the deep pol­i­tics under­ly­ing the CIA’s broad­cast psy­cho­log­i­cal war­fare fronts and their evo­lu­tion into the milieu involv­ing and sur­round­ing Eddie the Friendly Spook. Much of the mate­r­ial in this pro­gram is reviewed from pre­vi­ous broad­casts, pre­sented here to pro­vide depth and under­stand­ing to how what has been pre­sented as a “pro­gres­sive,” “enlight­ened” phe­nom­e­non could be its oppo­site. “Team Snow­den” man­i­fests fas­cism and the Under­ground Reich at every turn. A major ele­ment of analy­sis is the devel­op­ment of the CIA’s focal point net­works in the 1950’s, result­ing in the for­ma­tion of a CIA-controlled “government-within-the-government.” Is “Team Snow­den” evolved from the focal point net­works? Next the broad­cast reviews the for­ma­tion of the Broad­cast Board of Gov­er­nors, an umbrella orga­ni­za­tion enfold­ing the CIA’s radio pro­pa­ganda and psy­cho­log­i­cal fronts formed dur­ing the Cold War. “Team Snow­den” is inex­tri­ca­bly linked with the BBG–Snowden him­self worked for CIA when he decided to infil­trate NSA and leak its secrets. In that con­text, we note that the Gehlen orga­ni­za­tion was at the foun­da­tion of the for­ma­tion of the propaganda/psychological war­fare fronts under the direc­tion of the BBG. Much of the pro­gram under­scores the Gehlen Org’s links to the Under­ground Reich, in order to rein­force lis­ten­ers’ under­stand­ing of how this net­work dat­ing to World War II could project its influ­ence through the decades and into our con­tem­po­rary his­tor­i­cal period. ” . . . A net­work of for­mer Nazi intel­li­gence agents, the major­ity of whom were mem­bers of the SS, began work­ing out of offices at Camp King side by side with army intel­li­gence offi­cers. . . . The Gehlen Orga­ni­za­tion was a mur­der­ous bunch, “free-wheeling” and out of con­trol. . . The army became fed up with the Gehlen Orga­ni­za­tion, but there was no way out. Its oper­a­tives were pro­fes­sional double-crossers and liars–many were also alleged war criminals–and now they had the army over a bar­rel. . . .” Dis­cus­sion con­cludes with “First Look” media czar Pierre Omidyar’s selec­tion of Robert Liet­zke to be an Omid­yar fel­low (Liet­zke was one of Edward Snowden’s supe­ri­ors when he was employed at Booz Allen Hamil­ton.) Pro­gram High­lights Include: Review of the Cru­sade For Freedom–the covert oper­a­tion that pre­cip­i­tated the for­ma­tion of the Nazi wing of the GOP; the CFF’s use of Radio Lib­erty as a front for employ­ing fas­cists and laun­der­ing funds; the con­ti­nu­ity in the Nazi chain of com­mand from the Third Reich to the Gehlen orga­ni­za­tion when it went to work for the U.S.; the Gehlen organization’s strong links to the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work; the strong over­lap of the Thyssen indus­trial fam­ily, its busi­ness part­ners in the Bush fam­ily, Allen Dulles’ CIA and the Bor­mann net­work; the Gehlen group’s ini­tial re-incarnation as the eyes and ears of Army intelligence.


FTR #895 The CIA and the “Privacy” Advocates: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Con­tin­u­ing analy­sis and dis­cus­sion from FTR #891, we fur­ther explore the CIA-generated back­ground and fund­ing of the “pri­vacy” advo­cates who com­prise much of “Team Snow­den.” Recall that Snow­den him­self was with CIA when he chose to dou­ble on NSA. We begin by review­ing our scrutiny of Edward Snow­den from the per­spec­tive of Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, the Air Force “Focal Point Offi­cer” who devel­oped a CIA-controlled net­work inside of the branches of the mil­i­tary and other agen­cies of the fed­eral gov­ern­ment. This “focal point” net­work con­sti­tuted a “secret gov­ern­ment within a gov­ern­ment” that appears to exist to this day. Next, we set forth the evo­lu­tion of the Broad­cast­ing Board of Gov­er­nors and Radio Free Asia, the par­ent orga­ni­za­tions of the Open Tech­nol­ogy Fund. The OTF has cap­i­tal­ized much of the encrypted “anti-surveillance” tech­nol­ogy that has been devel­oped. “Team Snow­den,” in turn, has evolved from this milieu. In our past dis­cus­sions of the assas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Kennedy, we have noted that the very same covert action net­works used to over­throw and elim­i­nate gov­ern­ments and indi­vid­u­als deemed hos­tile to U.S. inter­ests were ulti­mately deployed against Amer­i­cans and even the United States itself. “Regime change” and desta­bi­liza­tion came home. In a sim­i­lar fash­ion, it is our con­sid­ered opin­ion that a CIA-derived tech­nol­ogy milieu devel­oped to assist and effect “ops” abroad was used to desta­bi­lize the Obama admin­is­tra­tion through the Snow­den “op.” ” . . . Read­ers might find it odd that a US gov­ern­ment agency estab­lished as a way to laun­der the image of var­i­ous shady pro­pa­ganda out­fits (more on that soon) is now keen to fund tech­nolo­gies designed to pro­tect us from the US gov­ern­ment. More­over, it might seem curi­ous that its money would be so warmly wel­comed by some of the Internet’s fiercest antigov­ern­ment activists. . . . . You’d think that anti-surveillance activists like Chris Soghoian, Jacob Appel­baum, Cory Doc­torow and Jil­lian York would be staunchly against out­fits like BBG and Radio Free Asia, and the role they have played — and con­tinue to play — in work­ing with defense and cor­po­rate inter­ests to project and impose U.S. power abroad. Instead, these rad­i­cal activists have know­ingly joined the club, and in doing so, have become will­ing pitch­men for a wing of the very same U.S. National Secu­rity State they so adamantly oppose. . . .” Pro­gram High­lights Include: The con­tro­versy over WhatsApp’s encryp­tion tech­nol­ogy; the devel­op­ment of WhatsApp’s encryp­tion tech­nol­ogy by the CIA-derived Open Tech­nol­ogy Fund; FBI Direc­tor James Comey’s sup­port for Mitt Rom­ney in 2012; the appar­ent role of Comey in desta­bi­liz­ing the Obama admin­is­tra­tion and the Hillary Clin­ton campaign.


FTR #892 The So-Called “Kennedy Curse”

The recent denial of parole to RFK assas­si­na­tion patsy Sirhan Sirhan calls to mind the so-called “Kennedy Curse”–the media’s ratio­nal­iza­tion for the deaths of mem­bers of the Kennedy fam­ily. This invo­ca­tion of mag­i­cal forces to dis­miss the lethal con­spir­a­to­r­ial process under­ly­ing the deaths of JFK, RFK and (in all prob­a­bil­ity) JFK, jr. allows our soci­ety to ignore its own polit­i­cal real­ity. After dis­cussing RFK asso­ciate Paul Schrade’s tes­ti­mony in Sirhan’s parole hear­ing, we review some of the facts of the case. As Schrade said: “The truth is in the prosecution’s own records and the autopsy, . . . . It says Sirhan couldn’t have shot Robert Kennedy and didn’t. He was out of posi­tion. . . . The LAPD and LA DA knew two hours after the fatal shoot­ing of Robert Kennedy that he was shot by a sec­ond gun­man and they had con­clu­sive evi­dence that Sirhan Bishara Sirhan could not and did not do it,” the state­ment said. “The offi­cial record shows that [the pros­e­cu­tion at Sirhan’s trial] never had one wit­ness – and had no phys­i­cal nor bal­lis­tic evi­dence – to prove Sirhan shot Robert Kennedy. . . Evi­dence locked up for 20 years shows that the LAPD destroyed phys­i­cal evi­dence and hid bal­lis­tic evi­dence exon­er­at­ing Sirhan, and cov­ered up con­clu­sive evi­dence that a sec­ond gun­man fatally wounded Robert Kennedy.” Much of the first half of the pro­gram is devoted to recount­ing the expe­ri­ence of Wayne Jan­u­ary, an aviation-firm co-owner who sold a DC-3 to a CIA air pro­pri­etary named “Hous­ton Air Cen­ter.” A for­mer Cuban air force offi­cer, who was a vet­eran of the Bay of Pigs, had been recruited to refit, and then fly, the air­craft. While work­ing with Jan­u­ary, he dis­closed that his employ­ers planned to kill JFK, and that they also planned to kill Robert Kennedy and “any other Kennedy who gets into that posi­tion.” When JFK, jr. was being bruited about as a pos­si­ble Vice-Presidential can­di­date on the 2000 Demo­c­ra­tic ticket, he was killed in the crash of his pri­vate plane. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Robert Kennedy’s plans to re-open the inves­ti­ga­tion into his brother’s mur­der after he became Pres­i­dent; the fact that JFK, jr. was an expe­ri­enced pilot, con­trary to pub­lic pro­nounce­ments; that the weather was clear when his plane went down, con­trary to pub­lic pro­nounce­ments; that eye­wit­nesses saw Kennedy’s plane explode; irreg­u­lar­i­ties about JFK, jr.‘s autopsy; indi­ca­tions that JFK, jr.‘s plane was expe­ri­enc­ing mechan­i­cal difficulties.


CIA Flying Saucers at Area 51

JFK assas­si­na­tion wit­ness (Air Force) Sergeant Robert Vin­son (Ret.) learned of the CIA fly­ing exper­i­men­tal, saucer-shaped air­craft both at Area 51 and at Roswell Air Force Base in New Mex­ico. 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 #883 The Times They Have A’ Changed: JFK and the Steel Crisis of 1962

On the cusp of a new year–a Pres­i­den­tial elec­tion year at that–analysis of Pres­i­dent Kennedy’s han­dling of the steel cri­sis of 1962 illus­trates just how far we have descended in the 50-plus years since his death. After bro­ker­ing an agree­ment between the United Steel­work­ers union and United States Steel aimed at hold­ing down infla­tion, Kennedy was blind­sided by United States Steel, act­ing in con­cert with other large steel­mak­ers and, behind them, the lumi­nar­ies of cor­po­rate Amer­ica. Whereas the union rank and file embraced a con­tract encom­pass­ing lower wages, U.S. Steel promptly announced a 3.5 per­cent price increase. Kennedy used the full force of the Fed­eral gov­ern­ment against U.S. Steel, forc­ing roll­back of the price increase. This earned Kennedy the hatred of big busi­ness. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Henry Luce’s “For­tune” magazine’s pub­li­ca­tion of an edi­to­r­ial fore­shad­ow­ing JFK’s mur­der; big busi­ness’ view of JFK as a quasi-communist; the vig­or­ous action taken by Robert Kennedy’s Depart­ment of Jus­tice against the big steel mak­ers; JFK’s pub­lic exco­ri­a­tion of the lead­ers of Big Steel as ene­mies of the peo­ple; JFK’s re-direction of defense con­tracts to smaller steel firms that had not raised prices.


Nazis in Ukraine, Hypocrisy Elsewhere, Including Israel

Address­ing the Knes­set (Israel’s par­lia­ment), Ukrain­ian pres­i­dent Petro Poroshenko recently gave a pro-forma apol­ogy for the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Ukraini­ans in the Holo­caust. Israel is among the coun­tries that glossed over Poroshenko’s hon­or­ing of the OUN/B exe­cu­tion­ers at Babi Yar (right). The recent elec­tion of a Nazi mayor in a Ukrain­ian town should sur­prise no one. 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 #876 The OUN/B and the Assassination of JFK

High­light­ing the links between the OUN/B and the assas­si­na­tion of JFK, the broad­cast under­scores the dis­in­for­ma­tion link­ing the alleged KGB assas­si­na­tion of Stephan Ban­dera with Lee Har­vey Oswald. Sup­pos­edly trained as an assas­sin by the same KGB units that allegedly killed Ban­dera, Oswald was “painted red” in order to deflect blame for the assas­si­na­tion onto the Soviet Union. The dis­in­for­ma­tion link­ing the Ban­dera assas­si­na­tion with the killing of Kennedy was largely dis­sem­i­nated by ele­ments that were to coa­lesce as the World Anti-Communist League a few years later. Both the OUN/B ele­ments in the United States and key fig­ures in the cover-up of the JFK assas­si­na­tion track back to the Cru­sade For Free­dom, a covert oper­a­tion that pre­cip­i­tated the for­ma­tion of a Nazi branch of the GOP. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Sen­a­tor Thomas Dodd’s role in spread­ing the KGB killed Kennedy dis­in­for­ma­tion; Dodd’s links to the Amer­i­can Secu­rity Coun­cil; the role of OUN/B func­tionary Lev Dobri­an­sky in dis­sem­i­nat­ing the Oswald/KGB/Bandera killing dis­in­for­ma­tion; the roles of Ronald Rea­gan, Allen Dulles, Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush in both the Cru­sade For Free­dom activ­i­ties and the events in Dal­las in 1963.


FTR #871 Daniel Hopsicker Rides Again!

Hap­pily recov­ered from major heart surgery, heroic inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist Daniel Hop­sicker rejoins our air­waves to recount some of his inves­ti­ga­tions, old and new. We begin with Daniel’s reportage on Jeb Bush’s role in cov­er­ing up the milieu of Huff­man Avi­a­tion and Mohamed Atta’s activ­i­ties in South Florida. Daniel’s inves­ti­ga­tions into intelligence-community-connected drug smug­gling began with his inves­ti­ga­tion into Barry Seal. Seal’s involve­ment with spook activ­i­ties appar­ently began with his mem­ber­ship in a Civil Air Patrol unit com­manded by CIA offi­cer David Fer­rie, a unit that included Lee Har­vey Oswald. Much of the pro­gram was spent high­light­ing some of Daniel’s over­lap­ping sto­ries about the intel­li­gence com­mu­nity and the drug traf­fic. Pro­gram high­lights include: the role of H.L. Hunt’s grand­daugh­ter in the activ­i­ties sur­round­ing what Daniel terms “Cocaine One;” the hero­ism of sev­eral Mex­i­can women who are telling the truth about the involve­ment of the Mex­i­can gov­ern­ment with the car­tels; the bust of a major drug smug­gling flight on prop­erty owned by socialite Paris Hilton; a con­stel­la­tion of appar­ent drug smug­gling activ­i­ties sur­round­ing actor Vince Vaughn’s mother.


FTR #865 Interview with Peter Levenda about “Ratline” and “Unholy Alliance”

Rat­line high­lights the flight of a mys­te­ri­ous Nazi using the alias Georg Anton Poch. Iden­ti­fied as Hitler in a book pub­lished in Indone­sia, Poch was cer­tainly some­one of great impor­tance, though not nec­es­sar­ily Hitler. His odyssey sheds light on the Vat­i­can escape net­works known col­lec­tively as “The Rat­line.” Who­ever he was, “Poch,” like so many Nazis, found suc­cor in the Vat­i­can. A Croa­t­ian priest–Father Draganovic–was one the prime movers of the Rat­line The story of the Rat­line and the Vatican’s oper­a­tional sanc­tion­ing of the butch­ers of the Vatican-backed Croa­t­ian Ustachi casts a dif­fer­ent his­tor­i­cal light on recent events. Pope Francis’s visit to the United States has dom­i­nated the news cycle, with some cov­er­age going to the con­tro­versy over his can­on­iza­tion of Father Juniper Serra, regarded as a bru­tal oppres­sor by Native Amer­i­can archivists. What has received no sub­stan­tive cov­er­age is the pend­ing beat­i­fi­ca­tion of Arch­bishop Stepinac, a mem­ber of the Ustachi par­lia­ment dur­ing World War II. Pro­gram High­lights Include: the stew­ard­ship of the main Ustachi con­cen­tra­tion camp Jasen­o­vac by Father Fil­ipovic, a Fran­cis­can priest; Fr. Filipovic’s mur­der­ing of Ser­bian chil­dren with his bare hands; Oper­a­tion Bern­hard, a key Nazi coun­ter­feit­ing oper­a­tion; the many his­tor­i­cal out­growths of Bern­hard, includ­ing the oper­a­tions of the Rat­line; the use of Stepinac’s church to stash Nazi war loot; Ger­ald Posner’s “point” role in lead­ing the Bormann-inspired dis­cred­i­ta­tion of Ladis­las Farago.


FTR #864 Interview with Peter Levenda about “Ratline” and Other Books

Immi­gra­tion has dom­i­nated the news recently, with the flood of refugees from the wars in the Mid­dle East over­whelm­ing Euro­pean infra­struc­ture as the phe­nom­e­non dom­i­nates polit­i­cal debate. Don­ald Trump cap­i­tal­izes on anti-immigrant xeno­pho­bia to lead the field of pre­sump­tive GOP Pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates. In The Hitler Legacy, Peter noted anti-immigrant sen­ti­ment and xeno­pho­bia as part of “The Hitler Legacy.” Turn­ing to what might be described as the “pre­quel” to The Hitler Legacy, we high­light “Rat­line.” Deal­ing with the story of the mys­te­ri­ous Dr. Anton Poch, we ana­lyze the dis­ap­pear­ance of Adolf Hitler. One of the main focal points of dis­cus­sion con­cerns the “offi­cial” ver­sion of Hitler’s death is The Last Days of Hitler by Hugh Trevor-Roper. Trevor-Roper was an agent for MI6 (British intel­li­gence) at the time and the writ­ing and pub­li­ca­tion of his book was, in and of itself, an intel­li­gence operation–a “psy-op” called Oper­a­tion Nurs­ery. Pro­gram High­lights Include: a com­par­i­son of Oper­a­tion Nurs­ery to the War­ren Com­mis­sion and its report; dis­cus­sion of Paul Lev­erkuhn, a Nazi spy who was the head of the Euro­pean Union when he attended the first Bilder­berg meeting.