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FTR #801 The Sportin’ Life

With much of the human race foam­ing at the mouth over the World Cup com­pe­ti­tion cur­rently under­way in Brazil, we pause to note the pro­found con­nec­tions between the world of sport, inter­na­tional fas­cism and orga­nized crime. After high­light­ing fas­cist soc­cer fans in atten­dance in Brazil, the pro­gram notes the cesspool that is the Inter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee, imprinted with fas­cist par­tic­i­pa­tion by Juan Anto­nio Sama­ranch, Fran­cisco Franco’s for­mer Min­is­ter of Sport. We high­light the 1972 Olympics mas­sacre in Munich fea­tured pos­si­ble com­plic­ity by ele­ments of the Ger­man gov­ern­ment and the Under­ground Reich. The pro­gram con­cludes by look­ing at Amer­i­can orga­nized crime links to the milieu of the NFL and the prob­a­ble Mob fix­ing of Bobby Riggs and Bil­lie Jean King’s “Bat­tle of the Sexes.”


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 #789 RFK Assassination Reopened

Robert Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion was not the work of a “lone nut,” any more than were the killings of his brother, Mar­tin Luther King and many oth­ers. Robert Kennedy was dis­patched by the same forces that killed his brother. The assas­si­na­tion of Robert F. Kennedy has been mov­ing toward a for­mal re-opening. In addi­tion to new sci­en­tific infor­ma­tion con­firm­ing that more than eight shots were fired (Sirhan’s gun only held eight), that the “girl in the polka dot dress” was real and indi­ca­tions that Sirhan was indeed hypno-programmed, a wit­ness has come for­ward claim­ing that there was more than one gun­man and that her pre­vi­ous tes­ti­mony was distorted.


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 hor­rors 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.