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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 #825 Generalissimo Francisco Franco May NOT Be So Dead, After All

Fascist dictator Francisco Franco passed away decades ago, yet his political legacy lives on. Throughout Spain, memorialization of Franco and his soldiers continues. The perpetuation of that legacy is evident in the political resume of Mariano Rajoy, the son of a Franco judge. Rajoy’s Popular Party is a “kindler, gentler” edition of Franco’s Falange. In addition to jingoistic saber rattling at the British territory of Gibraltar, Rajoy is joining with Argentina to pressure the UK over the Falkalnd Islands. By dancing in tandem with Argentina, Rajoy is embracing the geo-political legacy of Hitler, who selected Spain as his first target for control because of its influence in Latin America–Argentina in particular.


FTR #819 Proxy War and the Earth Island Boogie (What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “Underground Reich?,” Part 3)

Author Peter Levenda has posted an article (excerpted from his recent book) that encapsulates significant elements of discussion presented by Mr. Emory and featured on this website. Noting Imperial Germany’s use of Islamic proxy warriors during the First World War and Nazi Germany’s incorporation of the same stratagem, Levenda notes that Nazi elements have continued to use Muslim proxy warfare to advance the goals of what Mr. Emory calls the Underground Reich. Having incorporated many important elements of Nazi Germany’s national security establishment into its own after World War II, the United States has co-opted the tactic of proxy war. To its detriment, the U.S. has failed to grasp that the Underground Reich and its Islamist proxies have their own agendas. Those agendas feature the defeat of the United States as a centerpiece of long-term strategy. Concluding with an examination of recent American military involvement, the program notes that much of what we are doing actually benfits Germany and occurs in areas formerly belonging to the Ottoman Empire.


FTR #806 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Continuing our updates of previous stories and coverage of articles that surfaced during the hiatus in For The Record production, we present information that will serve as the foundation of future–as well as past inquiries. Beginning with the Boston Marathon bombing, we note that the Tsarnaev brothers appear to have had [as yet unspecified] help in making their bombs. In addition, the program highlights stunning information bout the 1980 Munich Oktoberfest bombing, indicating complicity by German government officials in the event, as well as evidentiary tributaries leading in the direction of Klaus Barbie’s Bridesgrooms of Death mercenary group. After highlighting attempts by Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon to use Underground Reich elements to destabilize the German government of Willy Brandt, the broadcast sets forth the European Space Agency’s employment of Project HAARP developer Bernard “Ben” Eastlund to develop technology ostensibly designed to neutralize tornadoes. Tornadoes do not occur in Europe and critics have stated that the technology might actually make tornadoes more destructive.


FTR #805 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

As our title indicates, this program brings a number of paths of inquiry up to date, as well as highlighting some new points of interest. Beginning with the onslaught of ISIS–The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq–the broadcast sets forth information generally ignored in media coverage of the event. Chief of Saudi intelligence Prince Bandar–nicknamed “Bandar Bush” for his close relationship to the Bush family–may well have been the driving force behind the Iraqi and Syrian Sunni jihadists comprising ISIS. Perhaps that occasioned Bandar’s recent replacement as head of Saudi intelligence. Much of the program focuses on the formation of lethal right-wing military formations in both the United States and Germany. The recent standoff between Cliven Bundy’s paramilitary supporters and federal agents portends a more expanded and deadly militia and neo-secessionist landscape. The Bundyites did not operate in a vacuum, with ideological and journalistic support from the GOP and its amen chorus in the media. A clandestine army in early 1950’s Germany composed of Wehrmacht and Waffen SS veterans enjoyed the support of the Adenaurer government and the Gehlen-dominated BND. It was networked with the SS–still clearly active in the 1950’s.


BND in 1950’s: “We Should Sound Out Opinions There [in The SS] Before Making a Decision”

A recent piece in Der Spiegel discusses what we are told was an “underground army” composed of Third Reich Wehrmacht and SS veterans. Closely linked with the Gehlen “Org,” the clandestine army had the approval of the German government, worked with the Bundeswehr general staff, appeared to receive secret funding from the U.S. and utilized the services of ODESSA kingpin Otto Skorzeny [right]. BND officers overseeing the group advised that the SS should be consulted [present tense] about the operation.


FTR #795 Fascism, Hindu Nationalism and Narendra Modi

Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi, with a political background in a Hindu nationalist party with strong fascist roots, is now in charge of the world’s second largest country and the world’s largest democracy. Narendra Modi belonged to the RSS, an organization with an historical affinity for Nazism and fascism. Capitalizing on anti-Muslim fervor in India, RSS has generated much gravitas. Modi has been implicated in complicity in lethal anti-Muslim rioting in India. In addition to anti-colonial sentiment that pitted Indian nationalists against the British Raj prior to World War II, Nazism and Hindu philosophy also found common ground in elements of “Aryan” mysticism. Many elements of the Brahmin caste also found affinity with the elitist and anti-democratic philosophy of Mussolini’s fascism as well.


FTR #791 They May Not Know Art, but They Know What They Like

Exploring past and present, this program examines a detailed, scholarly working hypothesis by authors Simon Dunstan and Gerrard Williams concerning the possible escape of Adolf Hitler at the end of World War II. The authors posit that the key players in the realization of Aktion Feurland–the code-name for the operation facilitating Hitler’s escape–were Allen Dulles on the Allied side and Martin Bormann for the Third Reich. Centered on a quid pro quo arrangement, the authors hypothesize that Aktion Feurland involved the transfer of Nazi technology to the U.S. and the West (known as Project Paperclip) and the saving of priceless works of art from destruction. The ‘discovery” of a huge cache of Nazi-looted art in Munich in late 2013 is examined against the background of this alleged quid pro quo.


The Great Mail Train Robbery, Ronald Biggs and the Underground Reich

The recent deaths of two of the robbers from Britain’s Great Mail Train Robbery call to mind an important part of that crime that has been obscured. In FTR #83, we noted the alleged role of SS commando-chief and ODESSA operative Otto Skorzeny in the Great Mail Train Robbery, as it has been known. (Recently deceased robber Ronald Biggs is seen above, at right.)