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FTR #896 Fara Mansoor on “The Deep October Surprise,” Part 1

This broadcast begins several programs reviewing and highlighting material first presented in early 1993, featuring the landmark research of Fara Mansoor, a longtime, heroic member of the Iranian resistance. Usually, the term “October Surprise” refers to an alleged deal between the Reagan/Bush campaign and the Khomeini regime in Iran to withhold the U.S. hostages taken from the American Embassy until after Jimmy Carter’s humiliation and consequent election defeat were assured. Fara’s research goes farther and deeper, suggesting that the CIA learned of the Shah’s cancer in 1974 (from former CIA director Richard Helms), withheld the information from Jimmy Carter, installed Khomeini’s Islamic fundamentalists as an anti-communist bulwark on the Soviet Union’s Southern flank and then micro-managed the hostage crisis to insure the ascension of the Reagan/Bush/Casey forces. What has become known as the Iran-Contra Scandal was an outgrowth of this dynamic. In this program, we begin our analysis with an overview of the covert operation, both in the U.S. and Iran, highlighting the key players and the networking in which they engaged to ensure Carter’s downfall and Khomeini’s rise to power. Of particular interest is the “deep-networking” between U.S. operatives such as Richard Cottam and Iranian agents such as General Hossein Fardoust and Viallollah Qarani. Cottam, Fardoust and Qarani’s association stretch from the 1953 coup that installed the Shah and the 1979 “op” that installed Khomeini in Iran and the Reagan/Bush team in the U.S. The program highlights the extent to which American domestic politics, national security policy and overseas diplomacy are controlled by what amounts to a “secret state.”

FTR #893 Interview with Robert Parry about Ukraine

Returning to our airwaves for the first time in several years, award-winning journalist Robert Parry highlights some of his research on the Ukrainian crisis. After discussing Russian president Putin’s banning of foreign-based NGO’s from operating in Russia, Robert notes the role of the National Endowment of Democracy in orchestrating the Ukraine coup, as well as the organization’s evolution from William Casey’s CIA. Highlighting American journalists’ unwillingness to call the Maidan events as what they obviously were–a coup–Robert sets forth Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s plottingwith the American ambassador to Ukraine and her discussion of a $5 billion capital investment the U.S. had made in Ukraine. After reviewing the World War II fascist heritage of organizations like Svoboda and Pravy Sektor, Robert sets forth the deep involvement of those organizations in the Maidan events, as well as the “point” position of Nazi elements like the Azov battalion in the conflict in Ukraine’s Eastern regions. One of the most important topics of discussion is the Orwellian nature of the coverage of events in Ukraine. Noting that there was no “Russian invasion” of the country (as reported by the U.S. media), Robert also discusses Crimea’s long-standing, clearly expressed sentiment to re-unite with Russia, to which that region belonged since the 19th century. A signature element of American propaganda against Russia has been the allegation that Putin was behind the shootdown of Malaysian Air Lines Flight 17. After discussing U.S. photo reconnaissance indicating that Ukrainian government troops were behind the shootdown of the Malaysian airliner, Robert deconstructs an Australian “60 Minutes” propaganda piece that purports to prove Russian authorship of the downing of the airliner. Program Highlights Include: analysis of the burning alive of anti-government protesters by Nazi punisher battalions; the assassination of critics of the Ukrainian government; Ukrainian-American Natalie Jaresko’s assumption of the finance ministry of Ukraine; Jaresko’s financial chicanery while working for U.S. intelligence cutout AID; former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili’s appointment as governor of Odessa; the import of ISIS-linked Chechens to fight alongside the Nazi formations in Ukraine; analysis of the Maidan sniper shootings as a provocation.

Nazis in Ukraine, Hypocrisy Elsewhere, Including Israel

Addressing the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko recently gave a pro-forma apology for the participation of Ukrainians in the Holocaust. Israel is among the countries that glossed over Poroshenko’s honoring of the OUN/B executioners at Babi Yar (right). The recent election of a Nazi mayor in a Ukrainian town should surprise no one. All of the contents of this website as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive. Dave offers his programs and articles for free–your support is very much appreciated.

FTR #875 Update on Ukraine

Pravy Sektor associate Valentyn Nalyvaichenko had been the head of the SBU (the Ukrainian intelligence service) since the Maidan Coup, up until his ouster in June of 2015. Not surprisingly, he had operated the organization along the lines of the OUN/B. Previously, he had served in that same capacity under Viktor Yuschenko, seeing the outfit as a vehicle for rewriting Ukraine’s history in accordance with the historical revisionism favored by the OUN/B. Very close to Pravy Sektor head Dymitro Yarosh, Nalyvaichenko employed Yarosh while serving in the Ukrainian parliament. Yarosh claims that the two collaborated on “anti-terrorist” operations conducted against ethnic Russians. The bulk of the program consists of the reading of a review of a recent book about OUN/B leader Stephan Bandera. The encapsulation of the book sets forth the tangled, bloody history leading up to the formation of the OUN/B and the evolution of the organization into a Third Reich ally.

FTR #858 The NED File

Extending examination of the most inappropriately named National Endowment for Democracy, the program highlights that institution’s role as a direct extension of U.S. intelligence. In addition to having financed the Maidan coup in Ukraine, the NED has been positioning itself to effect “regime change” in Russia. One of the partners with NED in financing the Maidan coup is Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald’s financial angel and the head of EBay. Omidyar is now partnering with NED to create a “fact-checking service.” Vladimir Putin has cracked down on NED and other foreign NGO’s that are politically active in Russia, using the precedent of an American law that obliges political activists and organizations financed from abroad to register as agents of foreign governments. Reviewing information from FTR #848, the program highlights NED’s active projection of World War II-era fascists and Nazi collaborators into Lithuania, where the paved the way for the destabilization of the U.S.S.R., as well as the political rehabilitation of Baltic Waffen SS units. Program Highlights Include: the founding of the NED in conjunction with William Casey under Ronald Reagan; Omidyar’s sponsorship of Svitlana Zalischuk, a Ukrainian MP who is coordinating the integration of Ukraine into NATO; the Washington Post’s ideological swing to the far right.

Islamic State “Brothers” Now Fighting in Ukraine Under Pravy Sektor Administrative Command

Two different types of fascist cadres are operating in tandem in Ukraine–in addition to the OUN/B heirs such as the Pravy Sektor formations, Chechen fighters (almost certainly allied with some element of Muslim Brotherhood) are now fighting alongside them and under the Pravy Sektor administrative command. The Chechen formations are described as “brothers” of the Islamic State. All of the contents of this website as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive. Dave offers his programs and articles for free–your support is very much appreciated.

FTR #853 Walkin’ the Snake at Babi Yar: Update on the Ukraine Crisis

Once again, we revisit the scenario presented in the Nazi tract “Serpent’s Walk.” Supposedly a novel, the book deals with a Nazi takeover of the U.S. in the mid-21st century by the SS, who have gained economic influence in the opinion-forming media and stood the political and historical record of World War Ii on its head. We are seeing this in Ukraine, where both presidents Yuschenko and Poroshenko visited the site of the Babi Yar massacres, in order to honor the OUN/B executioners who helped perpetrate the atrocity. Contemporary Ukraine is also seeing the atrocities committed by OUN/B and the UPA being officially denied and protected from criticism by new criminal laws. Supporters of OUN and UPA are denying their participation in the Lvov pogrom of 1941, despite clear historical evidence of their role. Contemporary anti-Semitism in Ukraine is being disseminated by the MAUP organization, which runs the largest private university in Ukraine. Program Highlights Include: David Duke’s teaching role at the MAUP-funded university; Julian Assange aide Joran Jermas aka “Israel Shamir,” who is part of the MAUP orbit; a march by OUN/B successor organization Pravy Sektor calling for a resumption of hostilities in the East; review of the role of the Nachtigall (“Nightingale”) group in the Lvov pogrom; review of the massive and well-connected Ukrainian fascist presence in the U.S. prior to World War II; the drafting of the new Ukrainian law criminalizing criticism of OUN and UPA by Yuri Shukhevych, the son of Roman Shukhevych, the head of UPA.

Ukrainian Presidents Honored the Executioners of Babi Yar: Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Continued

“. . . Former President Viktor Yushchenko, in fact, honored Ukrainian nationalists at a memorial in Babi Yar, where the most horrific massacre of Jews took place throughout the Holocaust [performed by units largely composed of OUN/B members–D.E.]. . . . In fact, the President [Poroshenko] has gone out of his way to follow in the footsteps of his reactionary predecessor Yushchenko by once again laying a wreath in honor of the OUN at Babi Yar. . . .” All of the contents of this website as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive. Dave offers his programs and articles for free–your support is very much appreciated.

FTR #850 Update on Fascism in Ukraine

Continuing our analysis of the resuscitation of Ukrainian fascism, we note the ongoing role of unabashed, celebratory heirs of the OUN/B in that unfortunate country. Following an announcement by Ukrainian interior minister Arsen Avakov that personnel from the 173rd Airborne Brigade would begin training of the Nazi Azov Battalion on April 20th (Hitler’s Birthday), the U.S. House of Representatives voted not to arm that unit. They made no objection to the elevation of Pravy Sektor leader Dymtro Yarosh to be an adviser to the head of the Ukrainian army. Head of one of the explicit political heirs to the OUN/B in Ukraine, Yarosh led his followers in an attack on a gay rights parade in Kiev. Pravy Sektor has also functioned as an enforcer for Ihor Kolomoyskyi, one of Ukraine’s most important oligarchs. Kolomoyskyi’s primary place of business is the Ukrainian province of Odessa, which will now be governed by Georgian expatriate Mikhail Saakashvili. Unable to return to Georgia because of crimes he apparently committed there, Saakashvili was very “business friendly” to the Privat companies controlled by Kolomoyskyi. Program Highlights Include: Ukraine’s move to standardize its military to NATO requirements; the re-routing of information on nuclear weapons from the UK to Ukraine; a threat by Prime Minister Yatsenyuk to halt Ukraine’s payments to creditors; charges against Yatsenyuk that he embezzled up to 325 million dollars; Petro Poroshenko’s threat to invade Crimea; the apparent systematic assassination of political opponents and critics of the Poroshenko regime.

FTR #849 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 6

In the Nazi Tract “Serpent’s Walk,” the descendants of the SS take over the U.S. in the mid-21st century after gaining control of the opinion-forming media and perverting history and political science to portray the Third Reich as good guys. The Ukrainian crisis has produced a similar phenomenon. Both in Ukraine and in the world at large, the heirs to the OUN/B Third Reich allies governing that unfortunate country are being portrayed as “democrats” and even “heroes.” By the same token, those willing to accurately portray the pro-Bandera elements controlling Ukraine as the fascists that they clearly are face censorship and being labeled as dupes of “Putin/Russia/Kremlin.” Ukraine has passed a law criminalizing the [accurate] labeling of the OUN/B, Stephan Bandera, the UPA [OUN/B’s military wing] and its war criminal commander Roman Shukhevych as allies of Nazi Germany. At the same time, an “information warfare” unit of the Ukrainian state (headed by a sophisticated and worldly-wise) U.S. intelligence operative named Joel Harding is painting blogs, and outlets and personalities critical of the Maidan forces as tools of the Kremlin. Emblematic of this political/intellectual perversion is the anointing of a young female Nazi member of the Aidar “punisher battalion” as the “Joan of Arc” of Ukraine. Program highlights include: the Canada-based “Ukrainian Weekly”‘s propaganda offensive against cultural figures critical of the Ukrainian government; proposals for a neo-McCarthyism directed against critics of U.S. policy toward Ukraine, the granting of [Ukrainian] government pensions to surviving members of the UPA.