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FTR #168 Caution: “Lone Nuts” at Work

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For decades, Amer­i­can polit­i­cal intel­lec­tu­al cul­ture has ascribed the con­spir­a­to­r­i­al work­ings of fas­cism to the efforts of “lone nuts,” there­by mis­rep­re­sent­ing delib­er­ate treach­ery as psy­chopathol­o­gy. When Buford Fur­row (above, right) killed a Fil­ipino-Amer­i­can mail car­ri­er and shot up a Jew­ish Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter in August of 1999, this trust­ed Aryan Nations func­tionary was rep­re­sent­ed as a lone nut by the media, despite his obvi­ous and pub­lic polit­i­cal con­nec­tions. This pro­gram demon­strates areas of over­lap between the polit­i­cal milieu that spawned Fur­row and the polit­i­cal milieu that spawned Lee Har­vey Oswald, one of America’s pro­to­typ­i­cal “lone nuts”. (In numer­ous oth­er broad­casts, Mr. Emory has demon­strat­ed that Oswald was nei­ther a lone nut nor a com­mu­nist, but a pat­sy who had been set up by the forces of inter­na­tion­al fas­cism to take the fall for Pres­i­dent Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion.)

Begin­ning with ques­tions about where the “lone nut” Fur­row got the large amount of mon­ey and the array of expen­sive firearms he used, the pro­gram goes on to doc­u­ment the fund­ing of the ’80’s Nazi group The Order by “Ger­man Fam­i­lies in Latin Amer­i­ca.” In all prob­a­bil­i­ty, those fam­i­lies were actu­al­ly the dead­ly Bor­mann flight cap­i­tal orga­ni­za­tion, about which Mr. Emory has spo­ken so often. Fur­row had been mar­ried to Deb­bie Matthews, the wid­ow of Order founder Robert Matthews.

The dis­cus­sion then pro­ceeds to indi­vid­u­als involved with the milieu that gave rise to the Aryan Nations (to which Fur­row belonged) and their involve­ment with Amer­i­ca’s polit­i­cal assas­si­na­tions. Amer­i­can fas­cist Ger­ald L.K. Smith attempt­ed to pin the JFK assas­si­na­tion on “inter­na­tion­al Jew­ry”. (Smith and wife are pic­tured at right.)  Smith’s per­son­al sec­re­tary of some 20 years, Jonathan Perkins, accom­pa­nied appar­ent Sirhan Sirhan han­dler Jer­ry Owen to his inter­view with the LAPD unit that was alleged­ly inves­ti­gat­ing the assas­si­na­tion of Robert Kennedy. The broad­cast cov­ers the involve­ment of for­mer MacArthur staffer and Nazi para­mil­i­tary activist William Pot­ter Gale with the milieu that fig­ures in the inves­ti­ga­tion into the JFK assas­si­na­tion.

Par­tic­u­lar empha­sis is on the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Gale asso­ciate Loran Eugene Hall in a gueril­la raid on Cas­tro’s Cuba in 1963. (Hall is pic­tured at right.) Termed the Bayo-Paw­ley-Mar­ti­no raid, this attack was used by fas­cist ele­ments to try to pin the JFK assas­si­na­tion on Fidel Cas­tro. (It was main­tained that Cas­tro appre­hend­ed some of the raiders, per­haps turn­ing some of them, and sub­se­quent­ly retal­i­at­ed against Kennedy.) Hav­ing pre­vi­ous­ly and incor­rect­ly cast asper­sions on the cred­i­bil­i­ty of Sil­via Odio (who linked Oswald to anti-Cas­tro Cubans) Hall helped train the Bayo-Paw­ley-Mar­ti­no raiders. Hal­l’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in this event is note­wor­thy for the oth­er fig­ures with whom he was asso­ci­at­ed in this affair.

In addi­tion to intel­li­gence oper­a­tives such as future Water­gate bur­glar Rolan­do Mar­tinez, Hal­l’s asso­ciates in the affair includ­ed Life Mag­a­zine staffer Richard Billings, who con­coct­ed the House Select Com­mit­tee on Assas­si­na­tions’ final report. One of the finan­cial back­ers of the raid was Julien Sour­wine, coun­sel to the Sen­ate Inter­nal Secu­ri­ty Sub­com­mit­tee. In FTR-158, Mr. Emory doc­u­ment­ed the involve­ment of Sour­wine with Sen­a­tor Thomas Dodd in float­ing the “KGB killed Kennedy” dis­in­for­ma­tion.

As was the case with the Bayo-Paw­ley raid, this canard was used to “paint Oswald red.” This “Oswald the com­mu­nist” dis­in­for­ma­tion led inves­ti­ga­tors to cov­er up the assas­si­na­tion out of fear that, if the Amer­i­can peo­ple believed that Kennedy had been killed by com­mu­nists, World War III would result.

The pro­gram con­cludes with a look at Loran Eugene Hal­l’s alleged par­tic­i­pa­tion in a 1980’s metham­phet­a­mine syn­the­siz­ing oper­a­tion, whose pro­ceeds appear to have gone to the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty and the Con­tra sup­port effort. (Record­ed on 9/5/99 )


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