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The tag 'Operation Golden Lily' is associated with 37 posts.

Winds of War Blowing over Northern Pacific Islands?

There has been a sig­nif­i­cant uptick in real or alleged mil­i­tary con­fronta­tions over dis­puted islands in the North Pacific. Con­ser­v­a­tive com­men­ta­tor Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has noted the pos­si­ble drift toward war between Japan and China over unin­hib­ited and dis­puted Islands. Japan has also accused Rus­sia of foment­ing con­fronta­tion over the dis­puted Kuriles.


Blast from the Past: Reagan, George H.W. Bush Administrations Aided Secret Japanese Nuclear Weapons Program

Rea­gan, Bush I admin­is­tra­tions secretly armed Japan with weapons-grade plu­to­nium. Space explo­ration projects a cover for Japan­ese nuclear arms devel­op­ment. How far do these ten­ta­cles reach?


“All that Glitters is Not . . .” Oh, Never Mind!

Cen­tral banks buy­ing, not sell­ing gold. This hasn’t hap­pened in 40 years.


Does Goldman Sachs Chief Lloyd Blankfein Enjoy Connections to the Intelligence Community?

Gold­man Sachs CEO Lloyd Blank­fein worked for the old law firm of OSS chief William Dono­van. Are Blank­fein, Gold­man Sachs involved with the intel­li­gence community?


Golden Lily Loot, Nazis, White Supremacists and Islamists

Com­ment: For years, we’ve accessed the mag­nif­i­cent work of Ster­ling and Peggy Sea­grave, whose land­mark text Gold War­riors is the defin­i­tive work on the dis­tri­b­u­tion of recov­ered World War II gold, Japan­ese Golden Lily trea­sure in par­tic­u­lar. The focal point of decades of high-level polit­i­cal intrigue on the part of intel­li­gence ser­vices, finan­cial insti­tu­tions and [...]


Economic Difficulties Fuel Rise of Far-Right Groups in Japan; They Compare Themselves to “Tea Parties”

Com­ment: The social dis­lo­ca­tion pro­duced by the eco­nomic dis­tress of Japan’s “Lost Decade” has stim­u­lated the rise of far right groups rem­i­nis­cent both of the patri­otic and ultra-nationalist soci­eties that led to the rise of fas­cism in Japan in the 1920’s and 1930’s and the “Tea Par­ties” in the U.S., with whom many of them [...]


Consortium of European neo-Fascists Visits Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo

Com­ment: An inter­na­tional fas­cist organization–primarily Euro­pean in character–has vis­ited the con­tro­ver­sial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Com­mem­o­rat­ing Japan­ese war dead and count­ing war crim­i­nals among those com­mem­o­rated there, the shrine is con­tro­ver­sial, and Japan­ese lead­ers vis­its to it have stirred hos­til­ity in coun­tries vic­tim­ized by the Japan­ese in World War II. Vis­ited by Jean-Marie Le Pen and [...]


FTR #715 Interview (#5) with Russ Baker, Author of “Family of Secrets”

Poppy Bush tabbed by Ger­ald Ford to head CIA as Kennedy assas­si­na­tion inves­ti­ga­tions pro­ceed; Dick Cheney, Don­ald Rums­feld, Karl Rove and Paul Wol­fowitz launch their careers cour­tesy of Poppy and Ger­ald Ford in same time period.


Harken Energy: A Money-Laundering Vehicle for–among other things–Japanese War Gold?

Com­ment: The bril­liant new book Fam­ily of Secrets by Russ Baker ana­lyzes the devel­op­ment of Harken Energy, one of George W. Bush’s energy com­pa­nies. Detail­ing the many strange aspects of the company’s devel­op­ment, Baker posits that the firm may well have been a money-laundering vehi­cle for pow­er­ful, reac­tionary inter­ests around the world. Dis­cussing the Mar­cos gold [...]


FTR #696 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Japan­ese prime min­is­ter pub­licly dis­cusses the M-Fund, a deci­sive link between Japan­ese con­quest dur­ing World War II and its post­war pol­i­tics; Ital­ian prime min­is­ter Berlus­coni linked to the Mafia; Chris­t­ian fun­da­men­tal­ist orga­ni­za­tion The Fam­ily pro­mot­ing fas­cism from the 1930’s on.