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FTR #1069 Socialists for Trump and Hitler, (The “Assistance”), Part 9: Walkin’ the Snake in India

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Sub­has Chan­dra Bose Meets Hitler

Intro­duc­tion: In the con­clu­sion to FTR #1068, we rumi­nat­ed about the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a post-World War II “Boseian” or “Boseist” under­ground in India. We also spec­u­lat­ed about the pos­si­bil­i­ty of  a Ser­pen­t’s Walk sce­nario, in which revi­sion­ist his­tor­i­cal claims about Sub­has Chan­dra Bose being the real lib­er­a­tor of India–not Mahat­ma Gand­hi, would be a point of entry for the re-brand­ing of fas­cism as “anti-impe­ri­al­ist” or “anti-colo­nial­ist.” (An arti­cle in the peri­od­i­cal of the Lib­er­ty Lob­by’s Holo­caust revi­sion­ist Insti­tute of His­tor­i­cal Review makes that claim.)

In Ser­pen­t’s Walk, the Nazi SS go under­ground, buy into the opin­ion-form­ing media and, after a series of ter­ror­ist inci­dents involv­ing WMD’s dev­as­tate the U.S., mar­tial law is declared and the SS descen­dants take over. The Third Reich and the Axis go down in his­to­ry as the “good guys.”

In this pro­gram, we high­light the ongo­ing, oper­a­tional lega­cy of Sub­has Chan­dra Bose, its links to con­tem­po­rary India and Ger­many, its pres­ence in the Ger­man com­mer­cial land­scape dom­i­nat­ed by the remark­able and dead­ly Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work, and the net­work­ing between this Boseian under­ground and Japan­ese ele­ments.

Sub­has Chan­dra Bose–Compare this pic­ture with that on the T‑Shirt of AOC’s chief of staff.

Key aspects of this milieu include:

  1. Naren­dra Mod­i’s net­work­ing with Surya Kumar Bose, Sub­has Chan­dra Bose’s grand­nephew, promis­ing to declas­si­fy files on Bose.
  2. Surya Bose’s pres­i­den­cy of the Indo-Ger­man asso­ci­a­tion” . . . . Surya, who has a soft­ware con­sul­tan­cy busi­ness in Ham­burg and is pres­i­dent of the Indo-Ger­man Asso­ci­a­tion . . . .”
  3. The gen­e­sis of the Indo-Ger­man asso­ci­a­tion in Ger­many dur­ing World War II: ” . . . . The DIG was set up on Sep­tem­ber 11, 1942, by Sub­hash Chan­dra Bose at Hotel Atlanta in Ham­burg.’ . . . . Bose recounts, adding that the DIG today is the largest bilat­er­al organ­i­sa­tion in Ger­many, with 27 branch­es. As a con­sul­tant he often guides Ger­mans keen on work­ing in the boom­ing Indi­an IT sec­tor. He is also a founder-mem­ber of the Ger­man-Indi­an Round Table, an infor­mal gath­er­ing that seeks to fur­ther mutu­al busi­ness inter­ests. . . .”
  4. Surya Kuma Bose’s net­work­ing with Alexan­der Werth, the Ger­man trans­la­tor for Sub­has Chan­dra Bose’s Ger­man forces, which were fold­ed into the Waf­fen SS at the end of World War II. ” . . . . Back in the day, Netaji’s stay in Ger­many had proved instru­men­tal in shap­ing his strug­gle. Decades lat­er, that lega­cy would play a piv­otal role in shap­ing his grandnephew’s career. Bose came to Ger­many on the advice of Alexan­der Werth, Netaji’s Ger­man inter­preter in the Indi­an Legion. . . .”
  5. The col­lab­o­ra­tion of Surya Kumar Bose, Alexan­der Werth and World War II asso­ciates of Sub­has Chan­dra Bose in both Ger­many and Japan in the com­pi­la­tion of a biog­ra­phy that fun­da­men­tal­ly revis­es the his­to­ry of “the Neta­ji.” ” . . . . Its six parts deal with his expe­ri­ences in India, Ger­many and Japan and have been co-authored by peo­ple who either worked with, or were close asso­ciates of, his dur­ing his stay in their respec­tive coun­tries. The aim of the biog­ra­phy is to place Sub­has Chan­dra Bose in a cor­rect his­tor­i­cal per­spec­tive with regard to his much pub­li­cized rev­o­lu­tion­ary activ­i­ties, and to pro­vide an under­stand­ing of an extreme­ly com­plex man, much maligned by Britain and great­ly mis­un­der­stood by her allies. . . .”
  6. The Nehru gov­ern­men­t’s sur­veil­lance of Aniya Nath Bose–very close to Sub­has Chan­dra Bose–while Aniya was in Japan, an epi­cen­ter of the Sub­has Chan­dra’s World War II oper­a­tions. ” . . . . Doc­u­ments accessed by author Anuj Dhar for his book ‘India’s Biggest Cov­er-up’ show that Nehru, in a let­ter dat­ed Novem­ber 26, 1957 to the then for­eign sec­re­tary Subi­mal Dutt sought to know what Bose’s nephew Amiya Nath Bose was doing in Tokyo. . . .  Amiya Bose, son of Subhas’s broth­er Sarat Chan­dra Bose, was known to be close to Neta­ji. . . .”
  7. An arti­cle in the Holo­caust revi­sion­ist peri­od­i­cal of the Insti­tute for His­tor­i­cal review that attrib­ut­es the lib­er­a­tion of India to–you guessed it–Subhas Chan­dra Bose, not Gand­hi: ” . . . . When the new ver­sion of the his­to­ry of the Twen­ti­eth Cen­tu­ry India, and espe­cial­ly the episode of the coun­try’s unique strug­gle for inde­pen­dence comes to be writ­ten, it will no doubt sin­gle out but one per­son who made the most sig­nif­i­cant and out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion among all his com­pa­tri­ots toward the eman­ci­pa­tion of his moth­er­land from the shack­les of an alien bondage. Dur­ing World War II this man strode across two con­ti­nents like a colos­sus, and the foot­steps of his army of lib­er­a­tion rever­ber­at­ed through the forests and plains of Europe and the jun­gles and moun­tains of Asia. His armed assaults shook the very foun­da­tions of the British Empire. His name was Sub­has Chan­dra Bose. . . .”

Sub­has Chan­dra Bose (left) with Hein­rich Himm­ler.

As dis­cussed in the first eight pro­grams of this series, Saikat Chakrabar­ti is the pow­er behind throne, so to speak, for AOC. Both of the polit­i­cal action com­mit­tees he found­ed are fun­da­men­tal to the polit­i­cal ascent of AOC. Those PAC’s–Justice Democ­rats and Brand New Congress–contributed $900,000.00 on AOC’s behalf to a polit­i­cal con­sult­ing firm also head­ed by Chakrabar­ti. Chakrabar­ti is AOC’s chief of staff and was her cam­paign man­ag­er. Saikat Chakrabar­ti idol­izes Sub­has Chan­dra Bose!

Fun­da­men­tal to an under­stand­ing of the crit­i­cism Mr. Emory has expressed of the Bernie Sanders and AOC phe­nom­e­na is the strate­gic use of anti-Com­mu­nism by the Under­ground Reich and relat­ed ele­ments.

In the ear­ly 1960’s, there was a plot afoot on the part of Nazi ele­ments to use anti-Com­mu­nism to enslave Amer­i­ca. Might some of the ele­ments we have seen in this series have coa­lesced in such a con­text? One can­not use anti-Com­mu­nism to enslave Amer­i­ca with­out Com­mu­nists. Is this why we see far-right and explic­it­ly fas­cist ele­ments grouped around Bernie Sanders and AOC?

Gen­er­al Walk­er and the Mur­der of Pres­i­dent Kennedy by Jef­frey H. Cau­field, M.D.; More­land Press [HC]; Copy­right 2015 Jef­frey H. Cau­field; ISBN-13: 978–0‑9915637–0‑8; pp. 86–87.

. . . . Gar­ri­son did not pro­vide an expla­na­tion for all of the [David Fer­rie] note’s sub­ject mat­ter. How­ev­er, he did know the mean­ing of “fly­ing Barag­o­na in the Beech.” “Beech” refers to the mod­el of Fer­rie’s air­plane, a Beechcraft. Barag­o­na was a Nazi from Fort Sill. . . .

. . . . Gar­ri­son also obtained a tran­script of a let­ter writ­ten by Fer­rie to Barag­o­na. Next to Barag­o­na’s name, Gar­ri­son wrote: “Note Barag­o­na is impor­tant.” The let­ter had been sent to Gar­ri­son by Glenn Pinch­back, and a car­bon copy was sent to Mendel Rivers, a con­gress­man from Geor­gia. (Pinch­back worked in the Oper­a­tions Com­mand at Fort Sill, where he inter­cept­ed mail.) In the let­ter, Fer­rie shared his dream of the re-uni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many and liv­ing in a world where all the cur­ren­cy was in Deutschmarks. Pinch­back­’s sum­ma­tion of the let­ter described a “Neo-Nazi plot to enslave Amer­i­ca in the name of anti-Com­mu­nism,” and “a neo-Nazi plot gar­gan­tu­an in scope.” The Fer­rie let­ter spoke of the need to kill all the Kennedys and Mar­tin Luther King, Jr. . . . Pinch­back also report­ed­ly obtained a let­ter from David Fer­rie to Barag­o­na con­fess­ing his role in the assas­si­na­tion of Robert Gehrig, who was a Nazi and Fort Sill sol­dier. . . .”

Bose T‑Shirt

The true char­ac­ter of Saikat Chakrabar­ti’s appar­ent idol Sub­has Chan­dra Bose’s pol­i­tics is to be found in his 1935 net­work­ing with Mus­soli­ni: “. . . . Neta­ji Bose, by his own admis­sion in his book, ‘Indi­an Strug­gle’ (pub­lished in 1935 in Lon­don), believed India need­ed a polit­i­cal sys­tem that was a mix of fas­cism and com­mu­nism — some­thing that he called samyavad. Neta­ji made a spe­cial trip to Rome in 1935 to present a copy of his book to Ital­ian dic­ta­tor Ben­i­to Mus­soli­ni, whom he great­ly admired and whose ideals he would fol­low for the rest of his life. . . .”

Sub­has Chan­dra Bose’s pol­i­tics were the antithe­sis of what we would expect from the AOC camp: “. . . . In a speech the same year in Sin­ga­pore, Bose spoke about India need­ing a ruth­less dic­ta­tor for 20 years after lib­er­a­tion. Then Sin­ga­pore dai­ly, Sun­day Express (now defunct), print­ed his speech where he said, ‘So long as there is a third par­ty, ie the British, these dis­sen­sions will not end. These will go on grow­ing. They will dis­ap­pear only when an iron dic­ta­tor rules over India for 20 years. For a few years at least, after the end of British rule in India, there must be a dictatorship…No oth­er con­sti­tu­tion can flour­ish in this coun­try and it is so to India’s good that she shall be ruled by a dic­ta­tor, to begin with . . . .”

Pro­gram High­lights Include: Review of the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church as an exten­sion of the Japan­ese Patri­ot­ic and Ultra­na­tion­al­ist Soci­eties, with which Sub­has Chan­dra Bose net­worked; dis­cus­sion of the con­trast between Gand­hi’s asceti­cism and Bose’s per­son­al extrav­a­gance and self-glo­ri­fi­ca­tion; sum­ma­ry review of the fas­cist antecedents of the Hin­dut­va fas­cism of Naren­dra Modi, the RSS and the BJP.

1a. Hin­dut­va fas­cist Naren­dra Modi net­worked with Surya Kumar Bose, Sub­has Chan­dra Bose’s grand­nephew in Ger­many, agree­ing to release files on “the Neta­ji.”

“PM Modi to ‘Per­son­al­ly’ Look into Neta­ji Files” by Subhro Niyo­gi; The Times of India; 4/15/2015.

Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi met Neta­ji Sub­has Chan­dra Bose’s grand­nephew, Surya Bose, in Berlin, and promised to exam­ine the request for declas­si­fi­ca­tion of all files relat­ed to events since his death or dis­ap­pear­ance in Tai­wan on August 18, 1945. Speak­ing to TOI over phone from Ham­burg on Tues­day, Surya said he request­ed Modi to “right a wrong that has been prop­a­gat­ed by Con­gress”, adding, “I urged the Prime Min­is­ter to release the clas­si­fied files on Neta­ji. He was extreme­ly pos­i­tive and promised to per­son­al­ly look into the declas­si­fi­ca­tion of the Neta­ji doc­u­ments.” . . .

. . . . The meet­ing late on Mon­day between Modi and Surya, who has a soft­ware con­sul­tan­cy busi­ness in Ham­burg and is pres­i­dent of the Indo-Ger­man Asso­ci­a­tion, last­ed for over half-an-hour, and is sig­nif­i­cant in the light of recent dis­clo­sures of the Nehru admin­is­tra­tion’s sur­veil­lance on Neta­ji’s kin. Surya is the grand­son of Neta­ji’s elder broth­er Sarat Chan­dra Bose, and son of Amiya Nath Bose, who too was among those under watch. . . .

1b. Surya Kumar Bose is pres­i­dent of the Indo-Ger­man asso­ci­a­tion. ” . . . . Surya, who has a soft­ware con­sul­tan­cy busi­ness in Ham­burg and is pres­i­dent of the Indo-Ger­man Asso­ci­a­tion . . . .”

We note the gen­e­sis of the Indo-Ger­man asso­ci­a­tion in Ger­many dur­ing World War II: ” . . . . The DIG was set up on Sep­tem­ber 11, 1942, by Sub­hash Chan­dra Bose at Hotel Atlanta in Ham­burg.’ . . . . Bose recounts, adding that the DIG today is the largest bilat­er­al organ­i­sa­tion in Ger­many, with 27 branch­es. As a con­sul­tant he often guides Ger­mans keen on work­ing in the boom­ing Indi­an IT sec­tor. He is also a founder-mem­ber of the Ger­man-Indi­an Round Table, an infor­mal gath­er­ing that seeks to fur­ther mutu­al busi­ness inter­ests. . . .”

Note, also, Surya Kuma Bose’s net­work­ing with Alexan­der Werth, the Ger­man trans­la­tor for Sub­has Chan­dra Bose’s Ger­man forces, which were fold­ed into the Waf­fen SS at the end of World War II. ” . . . . Back in the day, Netaji’s stay in Ger­many had proved instru­men­tal in shap­ing his strug­gle. Decades lat­er, that lega­cy would play a piv­otal role in shap­ing his grandnephew’s career. Bose came to Ger­many on the advice of Alexan­der Werth, Netaji’s Ger­man inter­preter in the Indi­an Legion. . . .”

SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE (1897–1945).
Indi­an nation­al­ist leader. Bose (right) with Japan­ese Prime Min­is­ter Hide­ki Tojo at a parade for Indi­an nation­al inde­pen­dence at Shonan, Japan. Pho­tographed 1944.

“Lega­cy Wrapped in a Mys­tery” by Ragi­ni Bhuyan; The Hin­du Busi­nessLine; 7/17/2015.

At Surya Kumar Bose’s sim­ple but ele­gant home in Ham­burg, you can­not miss the large black-and-white por­trait of Neta­ji Sub­has Chan­dra Bose. Show­ing Neta­ji read­ing out the procla­ma­tion of the provin­cial gov­ern­ment of the Azad Hind Fauj in Sin­ga­pore, the pho­to under­lines a fam­i­ly lega­cy: Bose is the grand­nephew of the man who led an armed move­ment against India’s erst­while British rulers.

“If you take into account the fact that the Azad Hind Fauj was the first inde­pen­dent gov­ern­ment of India, then Neta­ji could be con­sid­ered India’s first head of state,” he says as we set­tle down for an inter­view. Bose is the pres­i­dent of the Ham­burg chap­ter of the Deutsche Indis­che Ges­sellschaft (DIG), the Indo-Ger­man Asso­ci­a­tion that pro­motes ties between the two coun­tries. “The DIG was set up on Sep­tem­ber 11, 1942, by Sub­hash Chan­dra Bose at Hotel Atlanta in Ham­burg. That was also the occa­sion when Jana Gana Mana was first sung as the nation­al anthem,” Bose recounts, adding that the DIG today is the largest bilat­er­al organ­i­sa­tion in Ger­many, with 27 branch­es. As a con­sul­tant he often guides Ger­mans keen on work­ing in the boom­ing Indi­an IT sec­tor. He is also a founder-mem­ber of the Ger­man-Indi­an Round Table, an infor­mal gath­er­ing that seeks to fur­ther mutu­al busi­ness inter­ests.

Back in the day, Netaji’s stay in Ger­many had proved instru­men­tal in shap­ing his strug­gle. Decades lat­er, that lega­cy would play a piv­otal role in shap­ing his grandnephew’s career. Bose came to Ger­many on the advice of Alexan­der Werth, Netaji’s Ger­man inter­preter in the Indi­an Legion. . . .

1c. The col­lab­o­ra­tion of Surya Kumar Bose, Alexan­der Werth and World War II asso­ciates of Sub­has Chan­dra Bose in both Ger­many and Japan in the com­pi­la­tion of a biog­ra­phy that fun­da­men­tal­ly revis­es the his­to­ry of “the Neta­ji.” ” . . . . Its six parts deal with his expe­ri­ences in India, Ger­many and Japan and have been co-authored by peo­ple who either worked with, or were close asso­ciates of, his dur­ing his stay in their respec­tive coun­tries. The aim of the biog­ra­phy is to place Sub­has Chan­dra Bose in a cor­rect his­tor­i­cal per­spec­tive with regard to his much pub­li­cized rev­o­lu­tion­ary activ­i­ties, and to pro­vide an under­stand­ing of an extreme­ly com­plex man, much maligned by Britain and great­ly mis­un­der­stood by her allies. . . .”

Bea­con Across Asia by Alexan­der Werth, S.K. Bose and S.A. Ayer; Ori­ent Black Swan Lim­it­ed [HC]; ISBN 978 81 250 46769.

. . . . This is the Eng­lish edi­tion of a trilin­gual biog­ra­phy of Sub­has Chan­dra Bose, the Ger­man and Japan­ese edi­tions being the oth­er two. Its six parts deal with his expe­ri­ences in India, Ger­many and Japan and have been co-authored by peo­ple who either worked with, or were close asso­ciates of, his dur­ing his stay in their respec­tive coun­tries. The aim of the biog­ra­phy is to place Sub­has Chan­dra Bose in a cor­rect his­tor­i­cal per­spec­tive with regard to his much pub­li­cized rev­o­lu­tion­ary activ­i­ties, and to pro­vide an under­stand­ing of an extreme­ly com­plex man, much maligned by Britain and great­ly mis­un­der­stood by her allies. . . .

1d. The true char­ac­ter of Sub­has Chan­dra Bose’s pol­i­tics is to be found in his 1935 net­work­ing with Mus­soli­ni, and in his vision for a ruth­less dic­ta­tor­ship to rule India after inde­pen­dence.

“Neta­ji Sub­has Chan­dra Bose Want­ed Ruth­less Dic­ta­tor­ship in India for 20 Years” by Man­imugdha S. Shar­ma; The Times of India; 1/24/2016.

Recent alle­ga­tions about a new­ly inde­pen­dent India under Pan­dit Jawa­har­lal Nehru snoop­ing on the kin of Neta­ji Sub­has Chan­dra Bose is what con­spir­a­cy the­o­rists and spin doc­tors need­ed to push their agen­da — that Neta­ji was a greater patri­ot than Pan­dit Nehru. . . .

. . . . Neta­ji Bose, by his own admis­sion in his book, “Indi­an Strug­gle” (pub­lished in 1935 in Lon­don), believed India need­ed a polit­i­cal sys­tem that was a mix of fas­cism and com­mu­nism — some­thing that he called samyavad. Neta­ji made a spe­cial trip to Rome in 1935 to present a copy of his book to Ital­ian dic­ta­tor Ben­i­to Mus­soli­ni, whom he great­ly admired and whose ideals he would fol­low for the rest of his life. . . .

. . . . In a speech the same year in Sin­ga­pore, Bose spoke about India need­ing a ruth­less dic­ta­tor for 20 years after lib­er­a­tion. Then Sin­ga­pore dai­ly, Sun­day Express (now defunct), print­ed his speech where he said, “So long as there is a third par­ty, ie the British, these dis­sen­sions will not end. These will go on grow­ing. They will dis­ap­pear only when an iron dic­ta­tor rules over India for 20 years. For a few years at least, after the end of British rule in India, there must be a dictatorship…No oth­er con­sti­tu­tion can flour­ish in this coun­try and it is so to India’s good that she shall be ruled by a dic­ta­tor, to begin with  . . . .

. . . . In 1938, at the 51st ses­sion of the Con­gress at Haripu­ra, Bose was the pres­i­dent. He orga­nized for him­self a grand cer­e­mo­ny that was no less than a vic­to­ry march of a tri­umphant ancient Indi­an king return­ing from digvi­jaya. He sup­pos­ed­ly entered the venue in a char­i­ot drawn by 51 bul­locks, accom­pa­nied by 51 girls in saf­fron saris, after a two-hour pro­ces­sion through 51 gates that also had 51 brass bands play­ing. He would do sim­i­lar shows in South­east Asia when he came to the helm of Indi­an Nation­al Army and Indi­an Inde­pen­dence League. . . .”

1e. As indi­cat­ed in this doc­u­ment, the “Boseist” and “Boseian“underground about which we spec­u­lat­ed in FTR #1068 is real, and appears to have pre­cip­i­tat­ed the sur­veil­lance of Bose’s rel­a­tives by the Nehru gov­ern­ment.

“64 Neta­ji Files Locked Up in ‘Secret Cell’ in Kolkata” by Subhro Niyo­gi; The Times of India; 4/17/2015.

. . . . The Nehru regime snoop reports that have rocked the coun­try are only a trick­le from the reams of clas­si­fied doc­u­ments on Neta­ji still locked away in a ‘secret cell’ in Kolkata. Six­ty-four files per­tain­ing to Sub­hash Chan­dra Bose — includ­ing intel­li­gence reports on sur­veil­lance over his rel­a­tives between 1947 and 1968 — are still being kept secret by the Ben­gal gov­ern­ment, says Neta­ji’s grand­nephew Abhi­jit Ray. “The two files whose con­tents cre­at­ed a sen­sa­tion last week are locked up in a safe at the Spe­cial Branch office on Lord Sin­ha Road. There are at least 62 oth­er files in the same office, referred to as ‘home cell depart­ment’ of West Ben­gal, that are yet to be dis­closed,” Ray told TOI. . . .

1f. Of par­tic­u­lar sig­nif­i­cance is the Nehru gov­ern­men­t’s sur­veil­lance of Aniya Nath Bose–very close to Sub­has Chan­dra Bose–while Aniya was in Japan, an epi­cen­ter of the Sub­has Chan­dra’s World War II oper­a­tions. ” . . . . Doc­u­ments accessed by author Anuj Dhar for his book ‘India’s Biggest Cov­er-up’ show that Nehru, in a let­ter dat­ed Novem­ber 26, 1957 to the then for­eign sec­re­tary Subi­mal Dutt sought to know what Bose’s nephew Amiya Nath Bose was doing in Tokyo. . . .  Amiya Bose, son of Subhas’s broth­er Sarat Chan­dra Bose, was known to be close to Neta­ji. . . .”

“Papers Reveal Jawarhar­lal Nehru’s Hand in Snoop­ing on Neta­ji Sub­has Chan­dra Bose’s Kin” by Himan­shi Dhawan; The Times of India; 4/12/2015.

The con­tro­ver­sy over whether the Nehru gov­ern­ment ordered sur­veil­lance on Neta­ji Sub­has Chan­dra Bose’s fam­i­ly seems set to esca­late fol­low­ing dis­clo­sure that the first PM had per­son­al­ly sought infor­ma­tion on their where­abouts. Doc­u­ments accessed by author Anuj Dhar for his book ‘India’s Biggest Cov­er-up’ show that Nehru, in a let­ter dat­ed Novem­ber 26, 1957 to the then for­eign sec­re­tary Subi­mal Dutt sought to know what Bose’s nephew Amiya Nath Bose was doing in Tokyo. . . .  Amiya Bose, son of Subhas’s broth­er Sarat Chan­dra Bose, was known to be close to Neta­ji. . . .

3a. It appears that Sub­has Chan­dra Bose is a focal point for pro-Axis his­tor­i­cal revi­sion­ism, posi­tion­ing the fas­cists of World War II  as “anti-colo­nial­ist” lib­er­a­tors.

An adu­la­to­ry arti­cle in the Insti­tute for His­tor­i­cal Review (pub­lished by the Holo­caust revi­sion­ist and pro-Nazi Lib­er­ty Lob­by) hails Bose, not Mahat­ma Gand­hi, as the true lib­er­a­tor of India. ” . . . . When the new ver­sion of the his­to­ry of the Twen­ti­eth Cen­tu­ry India, and espe­cial­ly the episode of the coun­try’s unique strug­gle for inde­pen­dence comes to be writ­ten, it will no doubt sin­gle out but one per­son who made the most sig­nif­i­cant and out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion among all his com­pa­tri­ots toward the eman­ci­pa­tion of his moth­er­land from the shack­les of an alien bondage. Dur­ing World War II this man strode across two con­ti­nents like a colos­sus, and the foot­steps of his army of lib­er­a­tion rever­ber­at­ed through the forests and plains of Europe and the jun­gles and moun­tains of Asia. His armed assaults shook the very foun­da­tions of the British Empire. His name was Sub­has Chan­dra Bose. . . .”

Inter­est­ing­ly, and  per­haps sig­nif­i­cant­ly, the writer–Ranjan Borra–has a back­ground as a writer for the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church run and owned Wash­ing­ton Times. In FTR #970–among oth­er programs–we exam­ined the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church as an exten­sion of the Japan­ese Patri­ot­ic and Ultra­na­tion­al­ist Soci­eties, the most impor­tant of which was the Black Drag­on Soci­ety, with which Sub­has Chan­dra Bose net­worked.

“Sub­has Chan­dra Bose, the Indi­an Nation­al Army and the War of India’s Lib­er­a­tion” by Ran­jan Bor­ra; The Insti­tute for His­tor­i­cal Review; Win­ter 1982 (Vol. 3, No. 4), pages 407–439.

. . . . Ran­jan Bor­ra . . . . con­tributed arti­cles on Asian polit­i­cal affairs to var­i­ous peri­od­i­cals, includ­ing the dai­ly Wash­ing­ton Times news­pa­per. . . .

3b. The pro­gram con­cludes with an inter­view done in Decem­ber of 1991 with Daniel Junas, an expert on the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church. Junas–like Mr. Emory–feels that the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church is an exten­sion of the Patri­ot­ic and Ultra­na­tion­al­ist Soci­eties. This is against the back­ground of:

  1. Sub­has Chan­dra Bose’s work with the Black Drag­on Soci­ety, the largest of the Patri­ot­ic and Ultra­nati­nal­ist Soci­eties.
  2. The pres­ence in Japan of Amiya Bose, who was very close to Sub­has Chan­dra Bose (inclin­ing then Prime Min­is­ter Nehru to keep Amiya Bose under sur­veil­lance.)
  3. The col­lab­o­ra­tion of Amiya’s son Surya Kumar Bose with Bose’s World War II Ger­man trans­la­tor Alexan­der Werth on both the Indo-Ger­man Soci­ety (found­ed by Sub­has Chan­dra Bose in 1942 in Ham­burg) and on the book Bea­con Across Asia, writ­ten by Ger­man and Japan­ese World War II col­lab­o­ra­tors of Sub­has Chan­dra Bose.
  4. The his­tor­i­cal revi­sion­ism expressed in the Lib­er­ty Lob­by sub­sidiary Insti­tute for His­tor­i­cal Review’s Jour­nal of His­tor­i­cal Review that it was Bose, not Gand­hi, who actu­al­ly freed India from colo­nial rule. This arti­cle was writ­ten by Ran­jan Bor­ra, who wrote for the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church-owned Wash­ing­ton Times.

 

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  1. Thanks Dave, for includ­ing the inter­view with Daniel Junas. For those who haven’t read Junas’ arti­cle about the Moon Orga­ni­za­tion, here is the link:

    http://covertactionquarterly.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/CAQ38.pdf
    (Pages 22–27)

    Fur­ther in this post, I’ve excerpt­ed one of the arti­cles ref­er­enced in the Junas’ arti­cle above.

    Besides mak­ing some claims to sup­port your hypoth­e­sis, Dave, about Sun Myung Moon and the Japan­ese Patri­ot­ic Soci­eties, the arti­cle also men­tions Frank Buch­man and his Moral Rear­ma­ment move­ment. My own hypoth­e­sis is that the very same Japan­ese forces that backed the Moon Orga­ni­za­tion had pre­vi­ous­ly backed Buch­man’s as well.

    And as an aside, Buch­man was a polit­i­cal oper­a­tive in the same “milieu” as Abra­ham Verei­de (that you’ve done shows on already). Moon’s orga­ni­za­tion also had ties to Verei­de, based on my own research.

    So here are the excerpts:

    ———————–

    http://religion.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/servlet/outpdf?id=A00770360093

    FAR EASTERN ECONOMIC REVIEW — pp. 19–22

    By John Roberts

    In Japan...The Uni­fi­ca­tion Church is known var­i­ous­ly as SEKAI TOITSU KYOKAI, TOITSU GENRI, OR GENRI UNDO, with numer­ous vari­a­tions. The main adjuncts or man­i­fes­ta­tions of the Church are the KOKUSAI SHOKYO RENGO (Inter­na­tion­al Fed­er­a­tion for Vic­to­ry over Com­mu­nism of IFFVOC), which is essen­tial­ly the Japan­ese chap­ter or coun­ter­part of the World Anti­com­mu­nist League/Asian Peo­ple’s Anti­com­mu­nist League (WACL/APACL): and the Gen­ri Group under which var­i­ous stu­dent activ­i­ties are con­duct­ed.

    In a top posi­tion is Pro­fes­sor Juit­su Kitao­ka, a leader of the Unit­ed Nations Asso­ci­a­tion and mem­ber of sev­er­al pro-Amer­i­can right­ist orga­ni­za­tions. He is described as a vio­lent anti-com­mu­nist advo­cat­ing rearmament...Kitaoka is a long-time asso­ciate of Dr. Tet­su­zo Watan­abe, a for­mer film tycoon whose ideas are no less vio­lent.

    Organ­is­er of the APACL in Japan, Watan­abe became inter­na­tion­al pres­i­dent of the WACL/APACL, the IFFVOC’s alter ego. Watan­abe was close­ly con­nect­ed with US Army intel­li­gence and main­tained rela­tions with promi­nent McCarthyites in the U.S.

    GENRI lead­ers, by their own admis­sion, have been col­lab­o­rat­ing with the KCIA, and their move­ment worked in alliance with oth­er orga­ni­za­tions, notably the cen­trist SOKA GAKKAI and ultra­na­tion­al­ist groups such as under­world boss Yoshio Kodama’s Youth Thought Study Soci­ety, and of course the IFFVOC, estab­lished joint­ly by Moon and gam­bling czar Ryoichi Sasakawa in 1967...Later, how­ev­er, under pres­i­dent Sasakawa, a more pre­sentable line-up of com­plaisant politi­cians, busi­ness­men and schol­ars was mus­tered.

    The IFFVOC was based orig­i­nal­ly on Sasakawa’s Fed­er­a­tion of Motor­boat Rac­ing Associations...It appears that the IFFVOC serves Sasakawa as a pri­vate police force for his motor-boat courses...Sasakawa’s remarks indi­cate that he con­sid­ers it as patri­ot­ic mili­tia in reserve for polit­i­cal crises, sim­i­lar to Hitler’s brown­shirts and the uni­formed mil­i­tarist par­ty that Sasakawa, a self-pro­claimed fas­cist, organ­ised dur­ing the 1930s.

    ...the Moon Machine estab­lished the World Peace Acad­e­my (WPA) in South Korea, Tai­wan, and Japan. The Japan Chap­ter, set up in 1974, is report­ed to include among its con­sul­tants James Stew­art of the Asia Foun­da­tion (an old CIA front) and Masahide Kanaya­ma, a paid lob­by­ist of the South Kore­an Gov­ern­ment and alleged­ly of the KCIA. One of the WPA’s activ­i­ties is the Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress for World Peace, to be held in Japan this sum­mer under the co-spon­sor­ship of the Inter­na­tion­al Cul­tur­al Foun­da­tion, anoth­er Moon front. The WPA seems to have enlist­ed the active sup­port or par­tic­i­pa­tion of the potent Japan
    Fed­er­a­tion of Employ­ers Asso­ci­a­tions, the Japan Pro­duc­tiv­i­ty Cen­tre, the Nomu­ra Research Insti­tute and the Mit­subishi Research Insti­tute in its Nation­al Goals project for the study of Japan’s strat­e­gy in the 1980s.

    The Moon Machine in Japan oper­ates a...trading firm known as TOITSU SANGYO (Uni­fi­ca­tion Indus­tries) which raised eye­brows sev­er­al years ago by import­ing sev­er­al hun­dred shot­guns and pow­er­ful air rifles man­u­fac­tured by the Rev­erend Moon’s muni­tions fac­to­ries in South Korea which assem­ble M‑16 rifles on a knock­down basis under US license and man­u­fac­ture parts for the same weapons. Sig­nif­i­cant­ly, the shot­guns and air rifles men­tioned above were import­ed for the mil­i­tant IFFVOC...

    The pic­ture is admit­ted­ly no more than an out-of-focus snap­shot of the tip of the ice­berg. Some of the Japan con­nec­tions have been revealed or hint­ed at in the Kore­a­gate inves­ti­ga­tions, but so far there has been no gen­er­al expose...However, it has been report­ed that 200 Japan­ese right-wing politi­cians receive finan­cial
    sup­port from the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church and its affil­i­ates, or direct­ly from the KCIA. This may be an under­state­ment since at least 2,000 promi­nent Japan­ese politi­cians, busi­ness­men and schol­ars as well as under­world boss­es lend their sup­port to Moon’s move­ment.

    It may be recalled that Kishi, once a key fig­ure in Gen­er­al Tojo’s World War II cab­i­net, became one of the most pas­sion­ate spokes­men for Dr. Frank Buch­man’s MORAL REARMAMENT (MRA) in the 1950s and 1960s. The srik­ing sim­i­lar­i­ties between the moral pre­cepts and sec­u­lar pro­grammes of MRA and Moon’s church is of inter­est here because the lat­ter was born as an inter­na­tion­al move­ment at the very time when MRA was swift­ly declin­ing in Japan. Fol­low­ing the upheaval over the Secu­ri­ty Treaty in 1960, which forced his res­ig­na­tion as prime min­is­ter, Kishi declared with char­ac­ter­is­tic hyper­bole: “But for MORAL REARMAMENT, Japan would be under com­mu­nist con­trol today.” Curi­ous­ly, lit­tle heard about MRA after the ear­ly 1960s. Instead, there was much bom­bast about the Asian Peo­ple’s Anti­com­mu­nist League, in which Kishi played the same role as elder states­man and spokesman. There are reports that in 1959 or there­abouts Moon played go-between for an alliance between the MRA lead­er­ship and the APACL. When the World Anti­com­mu­nist League and IFFVOC were formed in late 1966 and 1967 respec­tive­ly, Kishi again came to the fore...

    Rev­e­la­tions of the Fras­er and Jawors­ki com­mit­tees some­how stopped to expos­ing well-doc­u­ment­ed Kore­an depre­da­tions in Japan. Per­haps for diplo­mat­ic rea­sons, the US Gov­ern­ment pre­ferred to con­fine its inves­ti­ga­tion to events that occurred in the US, ignor­ing the fact that the Kore­an scan­dal is tri­lat­er­al, with oper­a­tions that involve and affect all three coun­tries.

    Also con­spic­u­ous­ly absent from the inves­ti­ga­tion is evi­dence link­ing the CIA with the KCIA, its cre­ation, and its grand­child, the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church.

    In court of law, the exis­tence of such a link could not be proved but clues are every­where. One of them is a series of doc­u­ments (Sup­ple­ment to Part 4) sub­mit­ted in the March 1968 hear­ings of the Zabloc­ki Com­mit­tee. The con­cern a William A. Curtin Jr. and the Kore­an Free­dom and Cul­tur­al Foun­da­tion. Curtin, an Army intel­li­gence colonel, had been attached to the office of the Sec­re­tary of Defense. In 1959–60, he served a tour as advis­er to the South Kore­an Army. In Sep­tem­ber 1960, he made a brief offi­cial trip to Japan and South Korea “where he met var­i­ous rank­ing Kore­an gov­ern­ment offi­cials.”

    His activ­i­ties until his retire­ment in 1962 are not spec­i­fied, but there­after he devot­ed his time con­ning promi­nent Amer­i­cans into lend­ing their names or finan­cial suport to the non-exis­tent Kore­an Cul­tur­al and Free­dom Foun­da­tion (KCFF). This was nom­i­nal­ly to pro­mote friend­ly rela­tions between the two coun­tries in com­mem­o­ra­tion of the Kore­an War, but in prac­tice it was used to raise funds for pro­pa­gan­da, sub­orn­ing of Amer­i­can politi­cians and fund­ing KCIA oper­a­tions in Japan and Korea as well as the U.S., accord­ing to Depart­ment of Jus­tice reports.

    The foun­da­tion was for­mal­ly reg­is­tered in 1964 by Cur­tain (vice-pres­i­dent) and two Amer­i­can dum­my direc­tors. Aston­ish­ing­ly, the two hon­orary pred­si­dents were REAL pres­i­dents — Har­ry Tru­man and Dwight Eisen­how­er — and the KCCF pres­i­dent was Admi­ral Arleigh Burke of World War II fame.

    The hon­orary chair­man of KCFF was Kim Jong Pil, founder of the KCIA who used the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church as his tool. Serv­ing as vice-pres­i­dents were Dr. Yang Yu Chan, ROK ambas­sador to Wash­ing­ton, and (lat­er) Pak Bo Hi, the Rev­erend Moon’s right-hand man. The board of direc­tors and advi­so­ry board — more than 100 per­sons in all — is a ver­i­ta­ble ros­ter of the Amer­i­can polit­i­cal and finan­cial elite. How Curtin, report­ed by the FBI to be a dip­so­ma­ni­ac and a sick man (he died in 1965), could have assem­bled such a bril­liant array of sup­port­ers is puz­zling indeed. Prob­a­bly, the dig­nataries did not inquire too deeply into the affairs of the orga­ni­za­tion whose overt activ­i­ties includ­ed the pro­mo­tion of the Lit­tle Angels of Korea choral group and finan­cial sup­port for the APACL Free­dom Cen­tre (APACLFC) in Seoul, Korea, which was also a client of Asia Foun­da­tion...

    Anoth­er project of KCFF was Radio of Free Asia (ROFA), estab­lished in 1966 with Gen­er­al Dwight Eisen­how­er, Admi­ral Burke, and Ambas­sador Chang as hon­orary heads and Pak Bo Hi as exec­u­tive direc­tor. On the advi­so­ry coun­cil were six sen­a­tors, 12 con­gress­men and eight state gov­er­nors as well as Richard Nixon and Ed Sul­li­van. ROFA raised polit­i­cal funds for dubi­ous des­ti­na­tions and beamed pro-Amer­i­can pro­pa­gan­da to Asia dur­ing the Viet­nam War. The US Depart­ment of Jus­tice heard many com­plaints about ROFA...and in 1971 showed signs of inves­ti­gat­ing it on sus­pi­cion of vio­lat­ing the For­eign Reg­is­tra­tion Act and abus­ing its priv­i­leges as a tax-free foun­da­tion.

    Through divine prov­i­dence or oth­er means, Pak Bo Hi secured the legal ser­vices of Robert Amory Jr., for­mer deputy direc­tor of the CIA and a law part­ner of Thomas G. Cor­co­ran, an advis­er to the CIA and a promi­nent lob­by­ist for the ROK and Tai­wan. The Jus­tice Depart­ment dropped the inves­ti­ga­tion like a radioac­tive pota­to, and the KCFF and ROFA con­tin­ued their work for the KCIA unmo­lest­ed until the Kore­a­gate inves­ti­ga­tion brought them out into the shriv­el­ling glare of pub­lic opin­ion.

    These rev­e­la­tions do not tell us who or what is behind the Moon Machine’s brash oper­a­tions in Japan. How­ev­er, the Fras­er Com­mitte in Wash­ing­ton has been under increas­ing pres­sure from some quar­ters to inves­ti­gate not only the US angle but also cor­rupt US-Tokyo-Seoul con­nec­tions.

    Posted by EC | April 24, 2019, 11:12 pm

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