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Rare, Mainstream Press Mention of U.S. Industrial Links to the Third Reich

It is com­par­a­tively rare to see arti­cles in the main­stream press men­tion­ing the pro­found sup­port for Nazi Ger­many among Amer­i­can indus­tri­al­ists, financiers and polit­i­cal elite. A rare instance is a recent Daily Mail arti­cle from the UK. In addi­tion to dis­cussing the links between the Thyssen indus­trial empire and the Bush fam­ily, the broad­cast under­scores I.G. Farben’s deci­sive role in the Ger­man war econ­omy and its links to the largest Amer­i­can corporations.

FTR #778 The OUN/B File, Part 2

This pro­gram details more of the back­ground of the OUN/B, a Ukrain­ian fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion whose polit­i­cal heirs are front and cen­ter in the Ukrain­ian cri­sis. After set­ting forth the role of Sen­a­tor Thomas Dodd in the dis­sem­i­na­tion of the dis­in­for­ma­tion con­cern­ing links between the sup­posed KGB assas­sin Oswald and the alleged Soviet mur­der of OUN/B leader Ban­dera, the pro­gram high­lights the evo­lu­tion of the OUN/B dur­ing the Cold War. After becom­ing a major ele­ment of the GOP’s eth­nic out­reach orga­ni­za­tion, the OUN/B played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the Free Con­gress Foun­da­tion and, through that rela­tion­ship, the desta­bi­liza­tion of the Soviet Union. After the breakup of the USSR, Yka­te­rina Chumachenko–a key player in the OUN/B’s top U.S. front group and also Ronald Reagan’s Deputy Direc­tor of Pub­lic Liaison–married Vik­tor Yuschenko, the ben­e­fi­ciary of the “Orange Revolution.”

FTR #777 The OUN/B File, Part 1

This is the first of two broad­casts detail­ing the back­ground of the OUN/B, a Ukrain­ian fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion allied with the Third Reich dur­ing the Sec­ond World War. The OUN/B con­tin­ued their oper­a­tions in coop­er­a­tion with ele­ments of CIA and West­ern intel­li­gence dur­ing the Cold War. Staffing SS, Gestapo and Ein­satz­grup­pen ranks dur­ing World War II, the OUN/B was a sig­nif­i­cant par­tic­i­pant in the hor­ros of the East­ern Front and the Holo­caust. As World War II drew to a close, the Third Reich formed guerilla war­fare units, which con­tin­ued the com­bat behind the lines of the advanc­ing Red Army. The OUN/B was a piv­otal ele­ment of that guerilla cadre. Con­tin­u­ing their war­fare until the early 1950’s, the OUN/B’s activ­i­ties were sup­ported by the CIA and its sub­sidiary ele­ment the OPC (Office of Pol­icy Coor­di­na­tion) under Frank Wis­ner. The sec­ond side of the pro­gram details the assas­si­na­tion of OUN/B leader Stephan Ban­dera. Blamed on the KGB, the killing was–in all likelihood–performed by BND or other Under­ground Reich-connected ele­ments. Much of the broad­cast cen­ters on dis­in­for­ma­tion (dis­sem­i­nated by W.A.C.C.FL.-related ele­ments. ) point­ing to Lee Har­vey Oswald as a KGB-trained assassin.

FTR #762 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 8: U-2 Brut? (The Destabilization of the Obama Administration)

Among the evi­dent pri­mary goals of the intel­li­gence oper­a­tion under­taken by Edward Snow­den is the desta­bi­liza­tion of the Obama admin­is­tra­tion. Inten­tion­ally dam­ag­ing Obama’s attempts at improv­ing rela­tions with Rus­sia, China and Germany/EU, the “op” bears strong sim­i­lar­ity to the U-2 inci­dent in May of 1960. That oper­a­tion appears to have been orches­trated by domes­tic intel­li­gence ele­ments, whereas this appears to have been a for­eign “op,” prob­a­bly BND/Underground Reich.

FTR #752 The U-2 Incident Revisited

This pro­gram revis­its the U-2 Inci­dent. Delib­er­ately sab­o­taged and dis­patched against the orders of Pres­i­dent Eisen­hower, the down­ing of Fran­cis Gary Pow­ers’ U-2 spy plane led to the can­cel­la­tion of a sum­mit con­fer­ence between “Ike” and Soviet pre­mier Nikita Khr­uschev. Edward Snowden’s activ­i­ties have all the indi­ca­tors of a desta­bi­liza­tion of the Obama admin­is­tra­tion. Trav­el­ing to Rus­sia and China and dis­clos­ing dam­ag­ing infor­ma­tion about NSA spy­ing on Ger­many just before or just after Obama’s meet­ings with Pres­i­dent Xi, Chan­cel­lor Merkel and Vlad­mir Putin, Snowden’s actions only make sense as an intel­li­gence oper­a­tion directed against Obama and the United States.

FTR #751 Interview with Russ Baker

In this visit with Russ Baker, we intro­duced some new top­ics and updated some other inquiries. Noted as a ped­dler of the unten­able “Lee Har­vey Oswald as lone nut assas­sin” hypoth­e­sis, Ger­ald Pos­ner has emerged as a PR func­tionary for the brother of Afghan pres­i­dent Hamid Karzai. We noted that Bill O’Reilly did some good work on the JFK assas­si­na­tion before con­form­ing to the right-wing ide­o­log­i­cal dic­tates of Fox News. Much of the pro­gram cen­tered on dis­cus­sion of the re-opening of the inves­ti­ga­tion into Robert Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion. Grant Cooper’s behav­ior as Sirhan Sirhan’s first defense attor­ney was stunning.

Was The Battle of the Sexes “Rigged’ by the Mob?

With the 50th anniver­sary of Pres­i­dent Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion fast approach­ing, two of the orga­nized crime fig­ures who may well have been involved in that assas­si­na­tion have come back into pub­lic view in the con­text of an alleged fix­ing of the “Bat­tle of the Sexes” ten­nis match between Bil­lie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Alleged to have run up big debts to the mob, Riggs was appar­ently an asso­ciate of the orga­nized crime milieu. His alleged fix­ing of the match was done to pay off his gam­bling debts as well, of course, as mak­ing money for the mob.

VERY Curious George: George Plimpton, the Paris Review, the CIA and the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

In a past post, we noted the pro­found rela­tion­ship between the pres­ti­gious “pro­gres­sive” lit­er­ary peri­od­i­cal The Paris Review and the CIA. The edi­tor of the Paris Review was the late George Plimp­ton, who was at Robert F. Kennedy’s side on the evening of his assas­si­na­tion. We are told that he dis­armed the attacker, pre­sum­ably the patsy for the killing, Sirhan Sirhan.

He’s BAAAAACK! Gerald Posner’s Latest Gig

Like Count Drac­ula, Ger­ald Pos­ner keeps com­ing back. Hav­ing led the media charges to dis­credit War­ren Com­mis­sion crit­ics, crit­ics of the offi­cial ver­sion of Mar­tin Luther King’s assas­si­na­tion and Ladis­las Farago’s research on Mar­tin Bormann’s pres­ence in Latin Amer­ica, Pos­ner is now defend­ing Afghan pres­i­dent Karzai’s brother against cred­i­ble charges that he has been on the CIA’s pay­roll, while par­tic­i­pa­tring sig­nif­i­cantly in the Afghan heroin trade.

Billie Sol Estes Checks Out; Rest in Peace, Gaeton Fonzi

Mr. Emory’s polit­i­cal odyssey began with inves­ti­ga­tion of the assas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Kennedy. We note the pass­ing of two peo­ple who link to the milieu sur­round­ing the inves­ti­ga­tion. Gae­ton Fonzi was a dogged inves­ti­ga­tor for the House Select Com­mit­tee on Assas­si­na­tions. One of many crooked asso­ciates of LBJ, Bil­lie Sol Estes was the focal point of some very “inter­est­ing” inves­ti­ga­tions himself.

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