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FTR #899 Fara Mansoor on “The Deep October Surprise,” Part 4

This broad­cast con­cludes our review of Fara Man­soor’s hero­ic, ground-break­ing research on what we call “The Deep Octo­ber Sur­prise,” and ref­er­ences the his­tor­i­cal lessons to be drawn from the inquiry to the con­tem­po­rary polit­i­cal scene. 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 flesh out the net­work­ing involv­ing the Shah’s intel­li­gence spe­cial­ist Hos­sein Far­doust, who select­ed the per­son­nel for Khome­ini’s mil­i­tary gen­er­al staff and became the head of his secret police. Anoth­er of the Bush/CIA operatives–Ibrahim Yazdi–helped Khome­i­ni move from Iraq to Paris, served as his de fac­to chief of staff in Paris, served as his PR flack in the U.S., and was instru­men­tal in maneu­ver­ing Mashal­lah Khashani into place as secu­ri­ty coor­di­na­tor for the U.S. Embassy in Teheran. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Khashani’s lead­er­ship in the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Novem­ber of 1979; the par­tial dis­arm­ing of the Marine guards at the embassy pri­or to the takeover; a pri­or takeover attempt on 2/14/1979 by Khome­i­ni forces dis­guised as “left­ists;” net­work­ing between some of Far­doust’s selec­tions for Khome­ini’s gen­er­al staff and promi­nent fig­ures in the Iran-Con­tra scan­dal; the counter-ter­ror­ism back­ground of Lin­da Tripp, the Bush White House holdover who helped de-sta­bi­lize the Bill Clin­ton admin­is­tra­tion; Mitt Rom­ney backer and FBI direc­tor James Comey’s ini­ti­a­tion of the inves­ti­ga­tion of Hillary Clin­ton’s e‑mail serv­er.

Mr. Emory’s Agenda Going Forward

In the spring, fol­low­ing a bad­ly-need­ed rest, Mr. Emory will con­tin­ue to pro­duce some new pro­grams, how­ev­er they will be mixed-in with old­er pro­grams that are essen­tial to under­stand­ing the mate­r­i­al. Vital series such as ten very infor­ma­tive inter­views with Peter Lev­en­da about his book “The Hitler Lega­cy” will be re-cycled, along with the new shows. Those lis­ten­ers who wish to keep up with the week­ly flow of events must sub­scribe to Mr. Emory’s Patre­on plat­form in order to “remain cur­rent.” Con­tain­ing all of Mr. Emory’s work on Covid-19 and the Ukraine War, the lat­est 32GB flash dri­ve is now avail­able! (The last iter­a­tion of the dri­ve is almost two years old.) WFMU-FM is pod­cast­ing For The Record–You can sub­scribe to the pod­cast HERE.

R.I.P. Daniel Hopsicker

Over many years, it was Mr. Emory’s priv­i­lege and hon­or to have inter­viewed Daniel Hop­sick­er fre­quent­ly and at length. In the wake of his pass­ing from can­cer on 8/22/2023 at the age of 72, we mourn the loss of this pro­fes­sion­al, and yet can be very glad for his hav­ing shared his work with us. Dr. Jef­frey Sachs “pret­ty con­vinced” Covid came from a U.S. Bio-Lab. WFMU-FM is pod­cast­ing For The Record–You can sub­scribe to the pod­cast HERE. Mr. Emory emphat­i­cal­ly rec­om­mends that listeners/readers get the 32GB flash dri­ve con­tain­ing all of Mr. Emory’s 43 years on the air, plus a library of old anti-fas­cist books on easy-to-down­load PDF files.

FTR#1303 How Many Lies Before You Belong to the Lies?, Part 25

Updat­ing the Ukraine war, this pro­gram high­lights a num­ber of con­sid­er­a­tions: The phe­nom­e­non of “Astro­turf­ing” to gen­er­ate increased sup­port for the war; the cast­ing of a Belarus vet­er­an of the Nazi Azov for­ma­tions as a polit­i­cal mar­tyr; the west­ern regime-change insti­tu­tions’ sup­port for such per­sons; the New York Times’ shift­ing cov­er­age about Nazis in Ukraine; Russ­ian warn­ing at the U.N. in Octo­ber of 2022 about Ukraine’s plans to blow up the Nova Khakov­ka dam; Wash­ing­ton Post’s Decem­ber, 2022, arti­cle about Ukraine’s tri­al assaults on the dam; exam­i­na­tion of the dis­tinct pos­si­bil­i­ty that a British Storm Shad­ow mis­sile was used to blow up the dam.

Saul Invictus on Vacation Last Week

Patre­on sub­scribers should note that Saul Invic­tus, our hard-work­ing Patre­on mas­ter was on vaca­tion last week. Hence, no new talks were record­ed after Sun­day’s vis­it with Monte. Saul works a full time day job and his efforts are not only wel­come, but, frankly, hero­ic in light of such considerations.NOTE THAT ALL OF THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE IS OFFERED FOR FREE. Dr. Jef­frey Sachs “pret­ty con­vinced” Covid came from a U.S. Bio-Lab. WFMU-FM is pod­cast­ing For The Record–You can sub­scribe to the pod­cast HERE. Mr. Emory emphat­i­cal­ly rec­om­mends that listeners/readers get the 32GB flash dri­ve con­tain­ing all of Mr. Emory’s 43 years on the air, plus a library of old anti-fas­cist books on easy-to-down­load PDF files.

For The Record Shows, From 1300 Complete Audio

Com­plete FTR audio: 1–99 | 100–199 | 200–299 | 300–399 | 400–499 | 500–599 | 600–699 | 700–799 | 800–899 | 900–999 1000- 1100 | 1100–1199 | All files are MP3 for­mat.  FTR#1300–The Col­lapse of Cred­it Suisse and the Shad­ows of Safe­haven. FTR#1301 Who Killed Ter­ry Yeakey? FTR#1302 How Many Lies Before You Belong to the Lies?, Part 24. FTR#1303 How Many Lies Before You Belong to the Lies?, Part […]

Grateful, Tearful Farewell to Roy of Hollywood: Rest In Peace, My Brother

Since 1987, For The Record and the oth­er Archive Shows and lec­tures I have record­ed over the decades have gone out on the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia air­waves from San­ta Bar­bara to the Mex­i­can Bor­der. Those broad­casts were real­ized by Roy of Hol­ly­wood, real name Roy Tuck­man.  His long-run­ning pro­gram has held down the mid­night to 5am slot on Mon­day through Thurs­day nights (tech­ni­cal­ly Tues­day through Fri­day morn­ings) for more than 40 years. Ear­ly on Thurs­day morn­ing (4/20/2023), Roy passed away rough­ly two months short of what would have been his 85th birth­day. Dr. Jef­frey Sachs “pret­ty con­vinced” Covid came from a U.S. Bio-Lab. WFMU-FM is pod­cast­ing For The Record–You can sub­scribe to the pod­cast HERE. Mr. Emory emphat­i­cal­ly rec­om­mends that listeners/readers get the 32GB flash dri­ve con­tain­ing all of Mr. Emory’s 43 years on the air, plus a library of old anti-fas­cist books on easy-to-down­load PDF files.

Latest Patreon Talks: Reflections on Assassinations of MLK and RFK and Mind Control (Four Articles Posted)

Mr. Emory’s Patre­on Archive con­tin­ues to grow: In addi­tion to bril­liant expos­es by Hal Sander­son and “Mon­ty” about the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty, fas­cism and the new age and ground-break­ing research about the depth and scope of Nazi pen­e­tra­tion of U.S. intel­li­gence, the most recent talks revis­it the assas­si­na­tions of MLK and RFK, as well as the sub­ject of mind con­trol. Dr. Jef­frey Sachs “pret­ty con­vinced” Covid came from a U.S. Bio-Lab. WFMU-FM is pod­cast­ing For The Record–You can sub­scribe to the pod­cast HERE. Mr. Emory emphat­i­cal­ly rec­om­mends that listeners/readers get the 32GB flash dri­ve con­tain­ing all of Mr. Emory’s 43 years on the air, plus a library of old anti-fas­cist books on easy-to-down­load PDF files.

Latest Patreon Uploads: The Making of Japan, Inc., Lab Leak Covid Meme, Spreading Bank Crisis, World War III, 1934 Coup Attempt Revisited

The lat­est Patre­on talks–with machine transcriptions–include top­ics such as the insti­tu­tion­al links between the 1934 Coup Attempt and the cap­i­tal­iza­tion of Japan before and after World War II; Sim­i­lar­i­ties between Japan Inc. and Amer­i­ca Inc.; Pro­pa­gan­diz­ing of the “Lab Leak” pro­pa­gan­da meme in Covid. Dr. Jef­frey Sachs “pret­ty con­vinced” Covid came from a U.S. Bio-Lab. WFMU-FM is pod­cast­ing For The Record–You can sub­scribe to the pod­cast HERE. Mr. Emory emphat­i­cal­ly rec­om­mends that listeners/readers get the 32GB flash dri­ve con­tain­ing all of Mr. Emory’s 43 years on the air, plus a library of old anti-fas­cist books on easy-to-down­load PDF files.

Latest Patreon Talks: Marcos Attorneys Solicit Sterling Seagrave, Review of Jimmy Carter Presidency, Ukraine War Anniversary

The lat­est Patre­on talks, with machine tran­scrip­tions, include: Analy­sis of Jim­my Carter’s Pres­i­den­cy and dis­cus­sion of an approach to the Sea­graves by attor­neys for the deposed Mar­cos cou­ple. Dr. Jef­frey Sachs “pret­ty con­vinced” Covid came from a U.S. Bio-Lab. WFMU-FM is pod­cast­ing For The Record–You can sub­scribe to the pod­cast HERE. Mr. Emory emphat­i­cal­ly rec­om­mends that listeners/readers get the 32GB flash dri­ve con­tain­ing all of Mr. Emory’s 43 years on the air, plus a library of old anti-fas­cist books on easy-to-down­load PDF files.

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