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Representative, Crystallized Moment in the Afghan War

We have cov­ered the deba­cle of U.S. pol­i­cy in Afghanistan in FTR#‘s 678, 680, 683 and 685. High-rank­ing mil­i­tary offi­cers expressed their dis­sat­is­fac­tion with Afghan pol­i­cy in a “Wash­ing­ton Post” sto­ry. As Biden piv­ots from “For­ev­er War,” as epit­o­mized by the war in Afghanistan, to what may very well be World War III, in sup­port of the OUN/B‑dominated nation­al secu­ri­ty appa­ra­tus of con­tem­po­rary Ukraine, it is worth con­tem­plat­ing the stun­ning lack of regard the “Deep State” in this coun­try has for its men and women in uni­form. ” . . . . . . . . Just how sub­or­di­nat­ed offi­cial pol­i­cy could become to deep state needs was demon­strat­ed in Novem­ber 2001, when Cheney, at the request of [Pakistan’s head of state] Mushar­raf and the ISI [Pakistan’s pri­ma­ry intel­li­gence ser­vice], approved secret air­lifts to fer­ry sur­round­ed Pak­istani and high-lev­el al-Qae­da fight­ers out of Afghanistan, to safe­ty in Pak­istan. . . .”


The Deep Politics of The Wallenberg Family: Supplement to FTR#‘s 1178, 1179, 1180

This post sup­ple­ments dis­cus­sion in the last part of FTR #1180. Insti­tu­tion­al­ized as an inter­na­tion­al mar­tyr for his work res­cu­ing Euro­pean Jews dur­ing the Holo­caust, the claim that Raoul Wal­len­berg’s reput­ed work ran­som­ing legal immu­ni­ty for Hein­rich Himm­ler with those Jews is but­tressed by his rela­tion­ship with Ger­man indus­tri­al­ist Ludolph Chris­tensen and–through him–SS Gen­er­al Karl Wolff (right.) Exem­pli­fy­ing the fam­i­ly’s posi­tion in the Wall Street/cartel pan­theon is George Mur­nane of the Wal­len­berg hold­ing com­pa­ny A.B. Investor: ” . . . . In Novem­ber 1940, a vot­ing trust agree­ment was set up in the Unit­ed States under which George Mur­nane was des­ig­nat­ed by the Wal­len­bergs’ Enskil­da Bank as the sole vot­ing trustee with com­plete pow­er to vote the Amer­i­can Bosch stock at stock­hold­ers’ meet­ings in the Unit­ed States. The vot­ing trust arrange­ment pro­vid­ed that if George Mur­nane should die, his suc­ces­sor should be named by John Fos­ter Dulles, senior part­ner of Sul­li­van & Cromwell, the law firm which rep­re­sents the Wal­len­bergs and the Enskil­da Bank in the Unit­ed States. . . .”


FDA’s Unfortunate Ruling about Vaccine Monitoring

In the past, we not­ed numer­ous points of reser­va­tion we have about the Covid-19 vac­ci­na­tion pro­gram, includ­ing the mil­i­tary’s ground-lev­el involve­ment with the vac­ci­na­tion pro­gram. Now, we learn that Trump’s FDA grant­ed Big Phar­ma its wish, and elim­i­nat­ed the need for long-term test­ing for neg­a­tive side effects. We are not alone in our reser­va­tions: ” . . . . These aren’t cranks. Some are health care work­ers, includ­ing doc­tors and nurs­es, peo­ple you would think would be the first in line to get their shots giv­en their expo­sure to the virus. We’ve talked to sev­er­al peo­ple in health­care who have eschewed the vac­cine. Many of them have been around long enough that they’ve come to dis­trust Big Phar­ma and/or the FDA. . . .” We can but hope that we do not see a repeat of the tragedy fol­low­ing the con­t­a­m­i­na­tion of the polio vac­cine with a can­cer-caus­ing mon­key virus.


A Tasty, Nutritious Morsel in The Restaurant Dumpster

A recent arti­cle in the lib­er­al “New York Mag­a­zine” dis­cuss­es the Wuhan Insti­tute of Virol­o­gy and gain-of-func­tion exper­i­ments per­formed under the joint aus­pices of that insti­tu­tion and the Pen­ta­gon-fund­ed Eco­Health Alliance of Peter Daszak. Daszak is advised by David Franz, the for­mer com­man­der of Ft. Det­rick. In the detailed analy­sis pre­sent­ed by Nichol­son Bak­er in the arti­cle, no men­tion is made of the Pen­ta­gon fund­ing of Eco­Health Alliance. The sto­ry also omits the dis­turb­ing infor­ma­tion about DARPA’s research into bat-borne coro­n­avirus­es detailed in the con­sum­mate­ly impor­tant arti­cle by Whit­ney Webb. How­ev­er, the Bak­er piece does con­clude with an oblique nod to the ease with which virus­es can be syn­the­sized and holds open the pos­si­bil­i­ty that Fort Det­rick or any oth­er place could have been the locus of syn­the­sis. ” . . . . . per­haps some lab work­er some­where, inspired by Baric’s work with human air­way tis­sue, took a spike pro­tein that was spe­cial­ly groomed to col­o­nize and thrive deep in the cil­i­at­ed, mucos­al tun­nels of our inner core and cloned it onto some exist­ing viral bat back­bone. It could have hap­pened in Wuhan, but — because any­one can now ‘print out’ a ful­ly infec­tious clone of any sequenced dis­ease — it could also have hap­pened at Fort Det­rick, or in Texas, or in Italy, or in Rot­ter­dam, or in Wis­con­sin, or in some oth­er citadel of coro­n­avi­ral inquiry. . . .”


He Couldn’t Breathe Either–Still Can’t–and Didn’t Get Resurrected

As the tri­al of George Floy­d’s alleged mur­der­er pro­ceeds in the glare of the spot­light of nation­al atten­tion, we recall (from FTR#1133) that Dr. Mar­tin Luther King could­n’t breathe either, when the breath­ing tube was removed from the grave­ly wound­ed, but still liv­ing, Dr. King and a pil­low was put over his face to suf­fo­cate him. ” . . . . This caused her [nurse Lula Mae Shel­by], on the way out, to glance back over her shoul­der, and see that the breath­ing tube had been removed and Dr. Bland put a pil­low on and over the face of Dr. King. . . .”


Thiel and Bannon: “Yellow Peril” in Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel–lynchpin of pow­er in the Trump admin­is­tra­tion, the top dog in Palan­tir (the alpha preda­tor of the elec­tron­ic sur­veil­lance milieu), a key play­er in Facebook–has dis­sem­i­nat­ed anti-Chi­nese vit­ri­ol about the “yel­low per­il” in Sil­i­con Val­ley. He has been joined in that effort by Steve Ban­non, a coor­di­na­tor of anti-Chi­na activ­i­ty in Wash­ing­ton D.C. Ban­non’s state­ments and actions are par­tic­u­lar­ly iron­ic in light of his cyn­i­cal use of rem­nants of “the old Chi­na” in his “Gold Farm­ing” busi­ness the first decade of this cen­tu­ry. “. . . . From 2007 to 2012, he had been the CEO of a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar video-game gold-farm­ing scheme. “Gold farm­ing” was a term for let­ting third-world labor­ers to do; the same repet­i­tive tasks in mas­sive­ly mul­ti­play­er online role-play­ing games (MORPGs) to acquire in-game cur­ren­cy. . . . . The self-pro­claimed anti-glob­al­ist Ban­non ran the scheme by sub­con­tract­ing Chi­nese labor. Accord­ing to Wired writer Julian Dibbel, who vis­it­ed one of the Chi­nese busi­ness part­ners who employed min­ers for Bannon’s com­pa­ny in 2009, the dig­i­tal labor­ers “slept upstairs on ply­wood bunks, day-shift work­ers sat in the hot, dim­ly-lit work­shop.” They earned about four dol­lars a day with eighty-four-hour work­weeks. . . .”


Tibet: AOC Soils Her Diapers (Never Overestimate a Space Cadet from the Bronx)

Demon­strat­ing her lack of his­tor­i­cal and polit­i­cal aware­ness, AOC has lent her voice to the anti-Chi­na, CIA-linked pro­pa­gan­da cho­rus, call­ing for Tibet’s “inde­pen­dence” from Chi­na. As we have seen in past pro­grams, AOC has derived her polit­i­cal momen­tum from her cam­paign man­ag­er and chief of staff Saikat Chakrabar­ti, an acolyte of Indi­an fas­cist Sub­has Chan­dra Bose–“The Duce of Ben­gal.” We have cov­ered Tibet and the Dalai Lama in numer­ous pro­grams, includ­ing FTR #‘s 547, 548 and 842, not­ing the Dalai Lama’s pro­found links to SS officers–some of them Class A war criminals–and the CIA. He prays dai­ly to a Mon­go­lian War God. We have also high­light­ed the nature of the regime rep­re­sent­ed by the Dalai Lama: “In the Dalai Lama’s Tibet, tor­ture and mutilation—including eye goug­ing, the pulling out of tongues, ham­string­ing, and amputation–were favored pun­ish­ments inflict­ed upon run­away serfs and thieves. Jour­ney­ing through Tibet in the 1960s, Stu­art and Roma Gelder inter­viewed a for­mer serf, Tsereh Wang Tuei, who had stolen two sheep belong­ing to a monastery. For this he had both his eyes gouged out and his hand muti­lat­ed beyond use. He explains that he no longer is a Bud­dhist: ‘When a holy lama told them to blind me I thought there was no good in reli­gion.’ Since it was against Bud­dhist teach­ings to take human life, some offend­ers were severe­ly lashed and then ‘left to God’ in the freez­ing night to die. ‘The par­al­lels between Tibet and medieval Europe are strik­ing,’ con­cludes Tom Grun­feld in his book on Tibet. In 1959, Anna Louise Strong vis­it­ed an exhi­bi­tion of tor­ture equip­ment that had been used by the Tibetan over­lords. There were hand­cuffs of all sizes, includ­ing small ones for chil­dren, and instru­ments for cut­ting off noses and ears, goug­ing out eyes, and break­ing off hands. There were instru­ments for slic­ing off kneecaps and heels, or ham­string­ing legs. There were hot brands, whips, and spe­cial imple­ments for dis­em­bow­el­ing. . . .”


Never Underestimate a Space Alien from Venus

A Japan­ese fas­cist mind con­trol cult called Hap­py Sci­ence joins Falun Gong in the list of par­tic­i­pants in the Con­ser­v­a­tive Polit­i­cal Action Con­fer­ence. ” . . . . On Fri­day after­noon at the Hyatt Regency Orlan­do, Hiroa­ki ‘Jay’ Aeba, a promi­nent Japan­ese con­ser­v­a­tive, will address CPAC about the threat Chi­na pos­es to the U.S., tak­ing a prime spot in the line­up just after Don­ald Trump Jr. Aeba is no stranger to CPAC. . . . . What isn’t men­tioned is the cen­tral role Aeba plays in a Japan­ese cult called Hap­py Sci­ence, whose leader believes he is the Mes­si­ah . . . . Hap­py Sci­ence was found­ed in Octo­ber 1986 by Ryuho Okawa, a for­mer Wall Street trad­er who claims to be the rein­car­nat­ed form of Bud­dha, who him­self was the rein­car­nat­ed form of El Cantare, a god from Venus who cre­at­ed life on earth mil­lions of years ago. . . . ” ” . . . . . . . . At the same time, the orga­ni­za­tion’s polit­i­cal wing, the Hap­pi­ness Real­iza­tion Par­ty, pro­motes polit­i­cal views that include sup­port for Japan­ese mil­i­tary expan­sion, sup­port for the use of nuclear deterrence,[8] and denial of his­tor­i­cal events such as the Nan­jing Mas­sacre in Chi­na and the com­fort women issue in South Korea . . . . ” One of the group’s most out­ra­geous undertakings–crafted by the group’s founder–Ryuho Okawa–is  a book in which he claims to have chan­neled the spir­it of Iris Chang, the late author of The Rape of Nanking. In this piece of offal, Okawa claims that Iris Chang’s spir­it has con­fessed to pub­lish­ing a false book, and wish­es that it be with­drawn. In FTR #‘s 1107 and 1108 we looked at the sus­pi­cious death of Iris Chang, whose work over­lapped the world of Black Gold dis­cussed by the Sea­graves in “Gold War­riors”.


Ukrainian Justice

In FTR #1097, we updat­ed dis­cus­sion of cit­i­zens of the U.S. (and oth­er nations) trav­el­ing to Ukraine to gain com­bat expe­ri­ence, which they can then use when they return to their native lands. The recent refusal of a Ukrain­ian court to extra­dite a U.S. citizen–Craig Lang–wanted for a dou­ble mur­der in the U.S. under­scores Ukraine’s posi­tion as a fas­cist out­post, of sorts. FTR#‘s 1098 through 1101 are among the many pro­grams detail­ing the growth of fas­cism in Ukraine.


Adrian Zenz Strikes Again

Accu­sa­tions of Chi­nese geno­cide against its Uighur minority–amplified by Mike Pom­peo in his last days as Sec­re­tary of State and endorsed by main­stream news orga­ni­za­tions, Joe Biden and Antho­ny Blinken–come from a sin­gle report by Ger­man Nazi-fel­low-trav­el­er Adri­an Zenz, who cher­ry picked Chi­nese demo­graph­ics to dis­till his the­sis. A suc­cinct analy­sis of Zen­z’s hypoth­e­sis was pro­vid­ed by an ana­lyst with the Naval War Col­lege: ” . . . . Lyle Gold­stein, a Chi­na spe­cial­ist and research pro­fes­sor in the Strate­gic and Oper­a­tional Research Depart­ment of the Naval War Col­lege, told The Gray­zone that Zenz’s label­ing of the Chi­nese approach to the Uyghurs as ‘demo­graph­ic geno­cide’ is ‘ridicu­lous to the point of being insult­ing to those who lost rel­a­tives in the Holo­caust.’. . . .” Con­sid­er­ing the role played in World War II by the OUN/B–the par­ent orga­ni­za­tion of the Cap­tive Nations Com­mit­tee and Vic­tims of Com­mu­nism Memo­r­i­al Foundation–Zenz’s accu­sa­tions are par­tic­u­lar­ly grotesque.