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FTR #139 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

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Begin­ning with a shock­ing account for how Con­gress reject­ed the Fourth Amend­ment to the Con­sti­tu­tion, this pro­gram intro­duces and updates a num­ber of dif­fer­ent sto­ries. Intro­duced as an adden­dum to a bill before the House, the Fourth Amend­ment was tacked on by Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mel Watt (D‑N.C.), in order to test the civ­il-lib­er­ties acu­men of his col­leagues. That proved sad­ly lack­ing under the cir­cum­stances, as they vot­ed it down!

Next, the dis­cus­sion turns to the high­ly ques­tion­able claims that Bill Clin­ton raped a woman. For instance, Ms. Broad­drick (Clin­ton’s accuser) could­n’t remem­ber the date or month of the rape and denied under oath that Clin­ton raped her.

The pro­gram then high­lights Clin­ton’s affair with Mon­i­ca Lewin­sky and an alle­ga­tion that the Mossad (the Israeli intel­li­gence ser­vice) had used wire­taps of the pair to black­mail the Unit­ed States. After alleged­ly tap­ping the White House phone, the Mossad alleged­ly used dam­ag­ing infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing the Clin­ton-Lewin­sky affair to deter an alleged counter-intel­li­gence inves­ti­ga­tion of “MEGA,” an Israeli spy deep inside the White House. This charge was made in a new book about the Mossad and is fol­lowed by a review of a forth­com­ing book about the assas­si­na­tion of Israeli Prime Min­is­ter Yitzak Rabin. The book indi­cates (among oth­er things) that Rabin’s suc­ces­sor, Ben­jamin Netanyahu, was close to being indict­ed for incite­ment in con­nec­tion with the inci­dent.

The first side con­cludes with a look at the rise in Russ­ian fas­cism and the grow­ing elec­toral strength of the Free­dom Par­ty of Jörg Haider in Aus­tria. Haider’s par­ty was orig­i­nal­ly found­ed as a polit­i­cal repos­i­to­ry for vet­er­ans of the Aus­tri­an Nazi Par­ty under Hitler.

After a dis­cus­sion of law­suits against many of the Ger­man and Amer­i­can cor­po­ra­tions that fund­ed Hitler, the sec­ond side high­lights the recent addi­tion of the trea­sur­er of the CDU par­ty in Ger­many (a for­mer trans­port min­is­ter) to the pow­er­ful Wash­ing­ton law firm of Wilmer, Cut­ler & Pick­er­ing. The lat­ter is han­dling the class-action law­suits (filed by sur­vivors of the Nazi con­cen­tra­tion and exter­mi­na­tion camps) for sev­er­al promi­nent Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions. The pro­gram ana­lyzes grow­ing con­flict between U.S. and Ger­man intel­li­gence.

The Clin­ton Admin­is­tra­tion has refused to return the files of the for­mer East Ger­man intel­li­gence ser­vice (the Stasi) to Ger­many. Spir­it­ed out of Ger­many by the CIA, the files have been the focus of intense inter­est by Chan­cel­lor Ger­hard Schroder. Believed to con­tain infor­ma­tion about for­mer Stasi “moles” deep inside the Ger­man Gov­ern­ment, the files’ return has been cou­pled with the threat of removal of U.S. intel­li­gence instal­la­tions in Ger­many, as a pos­si­ble reprisal in the event the files are not returned.

The last part of the dis­cus­sion turns to the sub­ject of U.S. intel­li­gence involve­ment with the Peo­ple’s Tem­ple of the late Rev. Jim Jones. Appar­ent involve­ment with the tem­ple on the part of ele­ments of U.S. intel­li­gence is the focal point of con­tin­ued research. The U.S. gov­ern­ment con­tin­ues to with­hold thou­sands of pages of sen­si­tive doc­u­ments about Jon­estown. The broad­cast con­cludes with a read­ing of the obit­u­ary of Lar­ry Lay­ton Senior, the for­mer Pen­ta­gon sci­en­tist, whose fam­i­ly played such an impor­tant role in Jones’ orga­ni­za­tion. (Record­ed on 3/7/99.)


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