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The tag 'Operation Golden Lily' is associated with 39 posts.

Dark Cloud on the Rising Sun

In his sec­ond stint as Prime Min­is­ter of Japan, Shinzo Abe is reboot­ing the right-wing polit­i­cal agenda he pur­sued dur­ing his first term in the last decade. The grand­son of promi­nent Japan­ese war crim­i­nal Nobo­suke Kishi, Abe is imple­ment­ing revi­sion­ist pol­i­tics designed to obfus­cate Japan’s actions dur­ing World War II, includ­ing edit­ing text­books to change writ­ten his­tory of the war, imple­ment­ing a new secrecy law, bring the respected NHK tele­vi­sion net­work under gov­ern­ment con­trol and negat­ing accounts of Japan­ese war crimes.


Whither Japan? Divine Wind, Take 2?

In numer­ous broad­casts, we have cov­ered the sad real­ity that in post World War II Japan, the pub­lic per­cep­tion that the forces of fas­cism were erad­i­cated is a delib­er­ately cul­ti­vated polit­i­cal myth. Japan­ese prime min­is­ter Abe has embarked on a pro­gram of mil­i­tarism, with one of his top defense advis­ers high­light­ing a cam­paign appear­ance by read­ing from the diary of a Kamikaze pilot, who died crash­ing his plane into an Amer­i­can war­ship. UPDATED ON 8/9/2013.


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.