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FTR #331 Connecting the Dots, Part 5 — Walking The Snake

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Sup­ple­ment­ing the dis­cus­sion and analy­sis from ear­li­er pro­grams on the sub­ject of the ter­ror­ist blitzkrieg of 9/11, this pro­gram derives its title from the Nazi tract Ser­pen­t’s Walk.

1. It is con­jec­tured cred­i­bly that, like The Turn­er Diaries (also pub­lished by Nation­al Van­guard Books), the book is actu­al­ly a blue­print for what is going to take place. It is a nov­el about a Nazi takeover of the Unit­ed States in the mid­dle of the 21st cen­tu­ry. The book describes the Third Reich going under­ground, buy­ing into the Amer­i­can media, and tak­ing over the coun­try. “It assumes that Hitler’s war­rior elite — the SS — did­n’t give up their strug­gle for a White world when they lost the Sec­ond World War. Instead their sur­vivors went under­ground and adopt­ed some of their tac­tics of their ene­mies: they began build­ing their eco­nom­ic mus­cle and buy­ing into the opin­ion-form­ing media. A cen­tu­ry after the war they are ready to chal­lenge the democ­rats and Jews for the hearts and minds of White Amer­i­cans, who have begun to have their fill of gov­ern­ment-enforced mul­ti-cul­tur­al­ism and ‘equal­i­ty.’ ” (From the back cov­er of Ser­pen­t’s Walk by “Ran­dolph D. Calver­hall;” Copy­right 1991 [SC]; Nation­al Van­guard Books; 0–937944-05‑X.)

2. The pro­gram begins with dis­cus­sion of the Sau­di role in the events of 9/11. Ten days before the attacks, the Saud­is warned George W. Bush that his pol­i­cy on the Israeli-Pales­tin­ian ques­tion was “unac­cept­able.” (“Saud­is Warned Bush Over Pol­i­cy on Israel” by Roula Kha­laf; Finan­cial Times; 10/10/2001; p. 1.)

3. A Sau­di-based char­i­ty that has been alleged by the U.S. to be a sup­port orga­ni­za­tion for the Bin Laden orga­ni­za­tion (the Muwafaq Foun­da­tion) is run by, among oth­ers, two mem­bers of the Bin Mah­fouz fam­i­ly. (“Phil­an­thropist, or Fount of Funds for Ter­ror­ists?”; by Jeff Gerth and Judith Miller; New York Times; 10/13/2001; p. B3.)

4. The Bin Mah­fouz fam­i­ly were deeply involved with the BCCI, and were rep­re­sent­ed in the U.S. by James R. Bath. Bath helped cap­i­tal­ize Dubya’s first oil com­pa­ny and was the North Amer­i­can busi­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the Bin Laden fam­i­ly.

5. Sig­nif­i­cant­ly, the Sau­di gov­ern­ment has not frozen funds con­nect­ed to the financ­ing of the Bin Laden orga­ni­za­tion and has been less than vig­or­ous in pro­vid­ing back­ground infor­ma­tion on the Sau­di nation­als involved in the attacks. (“Sau­di Coop­er­a­tion on Bin Laden Lags, U.S. Aides Say” by Jane Per­lez; New York Times; 10/11/2001; p. B5.)

6. Next, the pro­gram takes up the sub­ject of an alle­ga­tion by Ger­man intel­li­gence that the Ech­e­lon sys­tem pro­vid­ed the U.S. and the Unit­ed King­dom with advanced warn­ing of the 9/11 attacks. (“News­pa­per: Ech­e­lon Gave Author­i­ties Warn­ing of Attacks” by Ned Stafford [News­bytes]; 9/13/2001; accessed at www.infowar.com.) With the epi­cen­ter of the con­spir­a­cy hav­ing tak­en place in Ger­many, this alle­ga­tion by the Ger­mans would appear to be an attempt at deflect­ing par­tial respon­si­bil­i­ty for the attack away from them­selves. As not­ed in past pro­grams, Ger­many has been attack­ing the Ech­e­lon net­work and the relat­ed Men­with Hill lis­ten­ing sta­tion for years. In the past, Mr. Emory has voiced the opin­ion that ECHELON and Men­with Hill are essen­tial to both U.S. and British nation­al secu­ri­ty and has ana­lyzed the EU/German pres­sure to cur­tail these oper­a­tions against the back­ground of esca­lat­ing intel­li­gence fric­tion between the U.S. and Ger­many.

7. Sig­nif­i­cant­ly, a long-await­ed Euro­pean Par­lia­ment report on Ech­e­lon con­clud­ed that “many Euro­pean coun­tries had sim­i­lar abilities”—that would undoubt­ed­ly include Ger­many. (“Report on U.S. Spy Sys­tem” by Suzanne Daley; New York Times; 9/6/2001; p. A6.)

8. In light of that fact, why did­n’t Ger­man intel­li­gence know about the attacks? A Libyan arrest­ed in Munich in con­nec­tion with the attacks had been under inves­ti­ga­tion since April. (“Egypt­ian Ter­ror Cell ‘Linked to Bin Laden’ ” by Heba Saleh; Finan­cial Times; 10/12/2001; p. 5.)

9. The Ger­man pros­e­cu­tor in charge of the inves­ti­ga­tion has been charged with ignor­ing evi­dence that might have led to the inter­dic­tion of the attacks. (“Berlin Demands Boost in Ter­ror Probe” by Hugh Williamson; Finan­cial Times; 10/9/2001; p. 2.)

10. Exam­in­ing the geopo­lit­i­cal ben­e­fits that have accrued to Ger­many from the 9/11 attacks, the broad­cast notes that Ger­man chan­cel­lor Ger­hard Schroder stat­ed that Ger­many will no longer play ‘a sec­ondary role’ in inter­na­tion­al affairs. (“Ger­many Ready for More Senior Role in World Affairs” by Haig Simon­ian; Finan­cial Times; 10/12/2001; p. 7.)

11. Alarm­ing­ly, Ger­man Luft­waffe pilots are now man­ning AWACS air­craft that are patrolling Amer­i­can air­space. (“Berlin Flex­es its Mus­cles” by Haig Simon­ian; Finan­cial Times; 10/13–14/2001; p. 9.)

12. Much of the rest of the broad­cast exam­ines infor­ma­tion sup­ple­ment­ing the long-run­ning dis­cus­sion of Ger­man con­trol over the Amer­i­can media. In Ser­pen­t’s Walk, the descen­dants of the SS go under­ground after the Sec­ond World War, put togeth­er an enor­mous eco­nom­ic orga­ni­za­tion, gain con­trol over the Amer­i­can media, infil­trate the U.S. mil­i­tary and, after a bio­log­i­cal war­fare attack that destroys much of the U.S. and mar­tial law is declared, this “under­ground Reich” takes over the Unit­ed States. It is cer­tain­ly cred­i­ble that the book is, in fact, a blue­print for what the Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion and its asso­ciates are plan­ning to do.

The pro­gram then high­lights U.S. Trade Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Robert Zoel­lick­’s use of the 9/11 attacks to pro­mote “fast track” trade leg­is­la­tion that would per­mit George Bush to bypass Con­gress. (“Boost for Bush on ‘Fast Track’ Trade Deal” by Edward Alden; Finan­cial Times; 9/27/2001; p. 1.) Zoel­lick’s back­ground strong­ly sug­gests involve­ment with the Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion. The fast track leg­is­la­tion being pur­sued by Zoel­lick would fur­ther facil­i­tate takeovers of Amer­i­can media out­lets by Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions.

13. In addi­tion, the non-stop cov­er­age of the 9/11 attacks has bad­ly depressed Amer­i­can media stocks, due to the loss of adver­tis­ing rev­enues. (“Media Feel­ing the Pain” by Mark Schwan­hauss­er; San Jose Mer­cury News; 9/23/2001; p. 1F.)

14. This will, of course, make eas­i­er a poten­tial takeover of one of the suf­fer­ing com­pa­nies. Stocks of oth­er com­pa­nies, includ­ing the British Pear­son firm, have also declined as a result of the attacks. (“Glob­al Media Trou­bles Deep­en” by Christo­pher Grimes and Patrick Jenk­ins; Finan­cial Times; 10/3/2001; p. 17.)

15. The Ber­tels­mann firm, on the oth­er hand, is in excel­lent finan­cial shape for prospec­tive takeovers, and is plan­ning such trans­ac­tions. (“Ber­tels­mann Look­ing Around for Acqui­si­tions” by Jeff Leeds; Los Ange­les Times; 9/28/2001; p. C5.)

16. (Ber­tels­mann is a cen­tral focus of the series on Ger­man cor­po­rate con­trol over the Amer­i­can media and appears to be a Bor­mann firm.) One of the trans­ac­tions that placed Ber­tels­mann in a cap­i­tal-rich posi­tion was its sale of AOL Europe, which may give the firm 6.75 bil­lion dol­lars (includ­ing 2.5 bil­lion in cash.) (“It Looks Like Ber­tels­mann Out­foxed AOL in Europe” by Scott Her­hold; San Jose Mer­cury News; 10/11/2001; p. 1F.)

17. Next, the pro­gram high­lights the “hypo­thet­i­cal” bio­log­i­cal war­fare attack that paves the way for the SS takeover of the Unit­ed States. (Ser­pen­t’s Walk; p. 139.) The broad­cast under­scores the fact that Amer­i­can media out­lets were among the first tar­gets of the Anthrax bioter­ror that fol­lowed the 9/11 attacks. (“Mail Room Anxiety—Delivery Curbed” by Bill Wal­lace, Robert Sal­la­day and Hen­ry K. Lee; San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle; 10/13/2001; p. 1.)

18. The broad­cast con­cludes with dis­cus­sion of unusu­al stock mar­ket activ­i­ty in the weeks pre­ced­ing 9/11. The activ­i­ty in S&P 500 index options was very unusu­al in con­nec­tion with the 9/11 attacks, poten­tial­ly yield­ing extra­or­di­nary cap­i­tal to who­ev­er appears to have engi­neered the manip­u­la­tion. (“Fol­low the Mon­ey” by Erin E. Arved­lund; Bar­ron’s; 10/8/2001; p. 22.)

19. Cor­rec­tion: $120,000 is the sum need­ed to yield a net of $780,000, not $1,200, as was incor­rect­ly not­ed in the broad­cast.


4 comments for “FTR #331 Connecting the Dots, Part 5 — Walking The Snake”

  1. Hi Dave,
    I do hope every­thing is ok with you. I do appre­ci­ate the time and effort you have giv­en over the years. I have donat­ed in the past but at the moment am unable to do so.

    Just want­ed to let you know.

    Thanks for all your hard work!
    A Friend

    Posted by a friend | October 20, 2011, 4:48 pm
  2. @A Friend: Yep. Truth is, he and I may not always see eye to eye and will dis­agree every once in a while, but I will say Dave deserves a LOT of kudos and applause for hav­ing the guts to tell the truth that most won’t even touch with a ten-foot pole, par­tic­u­lar­ly when it comes to the Under­ground Reich, and 9/11. and many oth­er sub­jects as well.

    Dave, If I can get back on my feet, one of the first things I’ll do is def­i­nite­ly send some cash your way, as a token of grat­i­tude. =)

    Posted by Steven | October 23, 2011, 1:53 am
  3. The walk con­tin­ues....................
    Güter­sloh / New York / Lon­don, 10/29/2012

    Ber­tels­mann and Pear­son to Com­bine Book Busi­ness­es

    Thomas Rabe imple­ments new Ber­tels­mann strat­e­gy in the book pub­lish­ing busi­ness
    Ber­tels­mann to hold 53 per­cent of new pub­lish­ing group, Pear­son 47 per­cent
    Markus Dohle (Ran­dom House) appoint­ed as CEO, John Makin­son (Pen­guin) as Chair­man of the Board of Direc­tors
    Ber­tels­mann to appoint five rep­re­sen­ta­tives to the Board of Direc­tors, Pear­son four

    The inter­na­tion­al media groups Ber­tels­mann and Pear­son announced today that they will com­bine the activ­i­ties of their respec­tive trade-book pub­lish­ing com­pa­nies, Ran­dom House and Pen­guin Group. Ber­tels­mann will own 53 per­cent, Pear­son 47 per­cent. The clos­ing of the trans­ac­tion is sched­uled to take place in the sec­ond half of 2013, fol­low­ing reg­u­la­to­ry approval.

    The announce­ment of the com­bi­na­tion was made today in Güter­sloh, Ger­many by Thomas Rabe, Chair­man and CEO of Ber­tels­mann, and in Lon­don by Mar­jorie Scardi­no, Chief Exec­u­tive of Pear­son.

    Upon clos­ing, Markus Dohle, Chair­man and Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of Ran­dom House world­wide, will be CEO of the new group. John Makin­son, Chair­man and CEO of Pen­guin, will become Chair­man of the Board of Direc­tors. Addi­tion­al senior exec­u­tive appoint­ments will be announced in due course. Ber­tels­mann will appoint five rep­re­sen­ta­tives to the group’s Board of Direc­tors, Pear­son four. The new name will be Pen­guin Ran­dom House. Until the clos­ing, the com­pa­nies will main­tain their cur­rent sep­a­rate oper­a­tions and con­tin­ue con­duct­ing busi­ness inde­pen­dent­ly.

    The new pub­lish­ing group will include all the pub­lish­ing divi­sions and imprints of Ran­dom House and Pen­guin in the Unit­ed States, Cana­da, the Unit­ed King­dom, Aus­tralia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, as well as Pen­guin’s pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny in Chi­na, and Ran­dom House­’s Span­ish-lan­guage pub­lish­ing oper­a­tions in Spain and Latin Amer­i­ca. Ran­dom House­’s Munich-based Ger­man-lan­guage pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny, Ver­lags­gruppe Ran­dom House, will not be part of the Group and will remain at Ber­tels­mann. In the new com­pa­ny, the pub­lish­ing imprints of Ran­dom House and Pen­guin will con­tin­ue to pub­lish their books with the auton­o­my they present­ly enjoy, and retain their dis­tinct edi­to­r­i­al iden­ti­ties.

    Ber­tels­mann Chair­man & CEO Thomas Rabe says: “With this planned com­bi­na­tion, Ber­tels­mann and Pear­son cre­ate the best course for the future of our world-renowned trade-book pub­lish­ers, Ran­dom House and Pen­guin, by enabling them to pub­lish even more effec­tive­ly across tra­di­tion­al and emerg­ing for­mats and dis­tri­b­u­tion chan­nels. It will build on our pub­lish­ing tra­di­tion, offer­ing an extra­or­di­nary diver­si­ty of pub­lish­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for authors, agents, book­sellers, and read­ers, togeth­er with unequalled sup­port and resources.”

    Mr. Rabe also observed, “Today’s announce­ment is a mile­stone not only for Ran­dom House, but also for the entire Ber­tels­mann group, with its 177-year pub­lish­ing his­to­ry. Its sig­nif­i­cance for our busi­ness and for the cul­tur­al res­o­nance of our book pub­lish­ing oper­a­tions world­wide is on a par with such momen­tous agree­ments as the takeover of Gold­mann Ver­lag in 1977; the acqui­si­tion of a stake in Ban­tam Books, our first-ever U.S. invest­ment, that same year; the pur­chase of Dou­ble­day in 1986; and espe­cial­ly that of Ran­dom House in 1998. Each of these steps was aimed at increas­ing the breadth and qual­i­ty of Ber­tels­man­n’s pub­lish­ing oper­a­tions, as our new com­pa­ny will.”

    For Ber­tels­mann, the planned com­bi­na­tion also marks a sig­nif­i­cant step in the imple­men­ta­tion of its four new strate­gic pri­or­i­ties under Thomas Rabe, which it recent­ly adopt­ed and announced: strength­en­ing the core, dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion, the estab­lish­ment of growth plat­forms, and the devel­op­ment of growth regions. The Chair­man & CEO com­ments: “The com­bi­na­tion of Ran­dom House and Pen­guin, first of all, sig­nif­i­cant­ly strength­ens book pub­lish­ing, one of our core busi­ness­es. Sec­ond, it advances the dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion on an even greater scale, and third, it increas­es our pres­ence in the tar­get growth mar­kets Brazil, India and Chi­na.”

    Mar­jorie Scardi­no, chief exec­u­tive of Pear­son, said: “Pen­guin is a suc­cess­ful, high­ly-respect­ed and much-loved part of Pear­son. This com­bi­na­tion with Ran­dom House — a com­pa­ny with an almost per­fect match of Pen­guin’s cul­ture, stan­dards and com­mit­ment to pub­lish­ing excel­lence — will great­ly enhance its for­tunes and its oppor­tu­ni­ties. Togeth­er, the two pub­lish­ers will be able to share a large part of their costs, to invest more for their author and read­er con­stituen­cies and to be more adven­tur­ous in try­ing new mod­els in this excit­ing, fast-mov­ing world of dig­i­tal books and dig­i­tal read­ers.”

    Markus Dohle, Chair­man & CEO of Ran­dom House, adds: “Our new com­pa­ny will bring togeth­er the pub­lish­ing exper­tise, expe­ri­ence, and skill sets of two of the world’s most suc­cess­ful, endur­ing trade book pub­lish­ers. In doing so, we will cre­ate a pub­lish­ing home that gives employ­ees, authors, agents, and book­sellers access to unprece­dent­ed resources. I deeply believe that the sup­port and ser­vices that we will be able to offer, cou­pled with the cre­ative and edi­to­r­i­al inde­pen­dence that we will con­tin­ue to main­tain, will ben­e­fit every­one in the book pub­lish­ing envi­ron­ment, espe­cial­ly our pas­sion­ate read­ers from today’s gen­er­a­tion to the next.”

    About Ber­tels­mann

    Ber­tels­mann is an inter­na­tion­al media com­pa­ny whose core divi­sions encom­pass tele­vi­sion (RTL Group), book pub­lish­ing (Ran­dom House), mag­a­zine pub­lish­ing (Gruner + Jahr), and out­sourc­ing ser­vices (Arva­to) in 50 coun­tries. In 2011, the company’s busi­ness­es, with their 100,000 employ­ees, gen­er­at­ed rev­enues of €15.3 bil­lion. Ber­tels­mann stands for a dis­tinc­tive com­bi­na­tion of cre­ativ­i­ty and entre­pre­neur­ship that empow­ers the cre­ation of first-rate media, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and ser­vice offer­ings to inspire peo­ple around the world and to pro­vide inno­v­a­tive solu­tions for cus­tomers.

    Posted by GK | October 29, 2012, 6:37 am
  4. @GK–

    Nev­er for­get that Ber­tels­mann is the for­mer pub­lish­er for the SS (old man Hein­rich Mohn was SS) and its house his­to­ri­an, Dirk Baven­damm, blames World War II on FDR, U.S. Impe­ri­al­ism and, you guessed it, Jew­ish con­trol over the U.S. news media!


    Dave Emory

    Posted by Dave Emory | October 29, 2012, 6:42 pm

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