Spitfire List Web site and blog of anti-fascist researcher and radio personality Dave Emory.

For The Record  

FTR #645 Catching Up with John Loftus

MP3: Side 1 | Side 2

Intro­duc­tion: Updat­ing the research and activ­i­ties of Nazi-hunter John Lof­tus, the pro­gram high­lights a num­ber of cur­rent projects on which John is work­ing, includ­ing his newest book, the his­tor­i­cal nov­el The Wit­ness Tree. Show­cas­ing the Nazi sym­pa­thies of ele­ments of Amer­i­ca’s polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic elite, the book cen­ters on Eleanor Dulles, sis­ter of the famous Dulles broth­ers of Sul­li­van & Cromwell and, lat­er, the Eisen­how­er admin­is­tra­tion. Among the famous clients on whose behalf the Dulles broth­ers invest­ed in Nazi Ger­many were the Bush fam­i­ly. Fol­low­ing on the dis­clo­sures that fol­lowed John’s years-long inves­ti­ga­tion of the role of Nazis in the U.S. intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty, the infor­ma­tion in his new book dove­tails with that from his pre­vi­ous titles: The Secret War Against the Jews (co-authored with Mark Aarons); Unholy Trin­i­ty (also co-authored with Mr. Aarons) and The Belarus Secret. In addi­tion, John reviewed the links of ele­ments of the Bush admin­is­tra­tion and the GOP to the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and the Bank Al-Taqwa. Under­tak­en, in part, to coun­ter­act the tra­di­tion­al Jew­ish sup­port for the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty, the GOP/Islamist link has devel­oped par­al­lel with the for­ma­tion of the Nazi wing of the Repub­li­can eth­nic out­reach orga­ni­za­tion.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: the stew­ard­ship of Richard Nixon over the Nazi emi­gres import­ed into the GOP after World War II; the involve­ment of Ronald Rea­gan with the Nazi/GOP ele­ment; the pro­found links of George Her­bert Walk­er Bush to the GOP/Nazi milieu; the role of for­mer CIA direc­tor William Casey in import­ing Nazi war crim­i­nals to join the GOP eth­nic milieu; John’s con­tri­bu­tion to a forth­com­ing doc­u­men­tary called “Amer­i­can Secrets.”

1. One of the fea­tured ele­ments in the inter­view con­cerns dis­clo­sure that sev­er­al appar­ent atroc­i­ties com­mit­ted by the Israeli Defense Forces were not “as adver­tised.” A French court has ruled that the famous case of Mohammed al-Dur­ra (a young boy alleged­ly shot by Israeli troops) was actu­al­ly an fraud­u­lent staged by the Pales­tini­ans. Although not fab­ri­cat­ed from whole cloth, the death of Rachel Cor­rie was dif­fer­ent from the ver­sion ped­dled by much of the world’s media establishment–Rachel Cor­rie was not stand­ing in front of the bull­doz­er and could not have been seen by the dri­ver of the bull­doz­er. It is worth not­ing that these inci­dents, like pho­ny atroc­i­ties dur­ing the Lebanese war of 2006 have done much to deter­mine pop­u­lar opin­ion in the Arab Street.

2. John reviews infor­ma­tion about Oper­a­tion Green Quest, the inves­ti­ga­tion that sprang from his law­suit against Sam­mi al-Ari­an. It was the dis­clo­sures that emerged dur­ing Oper­a­tion Green Quest that revealed the link between Grover Norquist, Karl Rove, the Bush admin­is­tra­tion and ter­ror­ist ele­ments asso­ci­at­ed with financ­ing Al Qae­da, Hamas and Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad.

3. Like the GOP/Nazi link, the links between the Islamists and the GOP pow­er struc­ture derives from the links between pow­er­ful Amer­i­can eco­nom­ic inter­ests and the pow­er elite of Sau­di Ara­bia. The forth­com­ing film “Amer­i­can Secrets” high­lights these con­nec­tions and man­ner in which they betray the Unit­ed States.

4. In addi­tion to dis­cussing John’s new book, the pro­gram set forth details John’s new Inter­net broad­cast, The Lof­tus Report.

5. Pro­mot­ing yet anoth­er of John’s projects, we also high­light­ed his annu­al “Intel­li­gence Sum­mit”— a gath­er­ing of media per­son­nel and intel­li­gence offi­cers, assem­bled for the pur­pose of shar­ing infor­ma­tion and devel­op­ing solu­tions for the world’s com­plex prob­lems. Find out more about this project at: http://www.intelligencesummit.org/speakers/JohnLoftus.php.

6. Begin­ning the dis­cus­sion of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, Lof­tus relates how he first encoun­tered the his­tor­i­cal record of the organization’s employ­ment by the Third Reich, British intel­li­gence and (final­ly) the CIA. “Let me give you an exam­ple. This year a friend of mine from the CIA, named Bob Baer wrote a very good book about Sau­di Ara­bia and ter­ror­ism, it’s called Sleep­ing with the Dev­il. I read the book and I got about a third of the way through and I stopped. Bob was writ­ing about how, when he worked for the CIA, how bad the files were. He said, for exam­ple, the files for the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood were almost noth­ing. There were just a few news­pa­per clip­pings. I called Bob up and said, ‘Bob, that’s wrong. The CIA has enor­mous files on the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, vol­umes of them. I know because I read them a quar­ter of a cen­tu­ry ago.’ He said, ‘What do you mean?’ Here’s how you can find all of the miss­ing secrets about the Mus­lim Brotherhood—and you can do this too. I said, ‘Bob go to your com­put­er and type in two words into the search part. Type the word ‘Ban­na’ B‑A-N-N‑A. He said, ‘Yeah.’ Type in ‘Nazi.’ Bob typed the two words in, and out came 30 to 40 arti­cles from around the world. He read them and called me back and said, ‘Oh my god, what have we done?’”

(“The Arab Nazi-Al Qae­da Con­nec­tion” by John Lof­tus; Jew­ish Com­mu­ni­ty News; August/2004; p. 18.

7. Trac­ing the evo­lu­tion of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood into al Qae­da, Lof­tus relates the his­to­ry of the orga­ni­za­tion, begin­ning with the organization’s polit­i­cal mar­riage with the Third Reich. “What I’m doing today is doing what I’m doing now: I’m edu­cat­ing a new gen­er­a­tion in the CIA that the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood was a fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion that was hired by West­ern Intel­li­gence that evolved over time into what we today know as al Qae­da.” (Idem.)

8. “Here’s how the sto­ry began. In the 1920’s there was a young Egypt­ian named al Ban­na. And al Ban­na formed this nation­al­ist group called the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. Al Ban­na was a devout admir­er of Adolph Hitler and wrote to him fre­quent­ly. So per­sis­tent was he in his admi­ra­tion of the new Nazi Par­ty that in the 1930’s, al Ban­na and the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood became a secret arm of Nazi Intel­li­gence. The Arab Nazis had much in com­mon with the new Nazi doc­trines. They hat­ed Jews; they hat­ed democ­ra­cy; and they hat­ed the West­ern cul­ture. It became the offi­cial pol­i­cy of the Third Reich to secret­ly devel­op the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood as the Fifth Col­umn, an army inside Egypt.” (Idem.)

9. “When war broke out, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood promised in writ­ing that they would rise up and help Gen­er­al Rom­mel and make sure that no Eng­lish or Amer­i­can sol­dier was left alive in Cairo or Alexan­dria. The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood began to expand in scope and influ­ence dur­ing World War II. They even had a Pales­tin­ian sec­tion head­ed by the grand Mufti of Jerusalem, one of the great big­ots of all time. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Pales­tine. These were undoubt­ed­ly Arab Nazis. The Grand Mufti, for exam­ple, went to Ger­many dur­ing the war and helped recruit an inter­na­tion­al SS divi­sion of Arab Nazis. They based it in Croa­t­ia and called in the ‘Hand­jar’ Mus­lim Divi­sion, but it was to become the core of Hitler’s new army of Arab fas­cists that would con­quer the Arab penin­su­la from then on to Africa—grand dreams.” (Idem.)

10. Next, Lof­tus sets forth the man­ner in which the Broth­er­hood jumped from the ser­vice of the Third Reich to ser­vice on behalf of the British, who used them against the fledg­ling state of Israel in the 1940’s. “At the end of World War II, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood was want­ed for war crimes. Their Ger­man intel­li­gence han­dlers were cap­tured in Cairo. The whole net was rolled up by the British Secret Ser­vice. Then a hor­ri­ble thing hap­pened. Instead of pros­e­cut­ing the Nazis—the Mus­lim Brotherhood—the British gov­ern­ment hired them.” (Idem.)

11. “They brought all the fugi­tive Nazi war crim­i­nals of Arab and Mus­lim descent into Egypt, and for three years they were trained on a spe­cial mis­sion. The British Secret Ser­vice want­ed to use the fas­cists of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood to strike down the infant state of Israel in 1948. Only a few peo­ple in the Mossad know this, but many of the mem­bers of the Arab Armies and ter­ror­ist groups that tried to stran­gle the infant State of Israel were the Arab Nazis of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood.” (Ibid.; pp. 18–19.)

12. After their tenure work­ing for the British, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood found employ­ment with the CIA, work­ing in an anti-com­mu­nist capac­i­ty through­out the Mid­dle East. “Britain was not alone. The French Intel­li­gence ser­vice coop­er­at­ed by releas­ing the Grand Mufti and smug­gling him to Egypt, so all of the Arab Nazis came togeth­er. So, from 1945 to 1948, the British Secret Ser­vice pro­tect­ed every Arab Nazi they could, but they failed to quash the State of Israel. What the British did then, they sold the Arab Nazis to the pre­de­ces­sor of what became the CIA. It may sound stu­pid; it may sound evil, but it did hap­pen. The idea was that we were going to use the Arab Nazis in the Mid­dle East as a coun­ter­weight to the Arab com­mu­nists. Just as the Sovi­et Union was fund­ing Arab com­mu­nists, we would fund the Arab Nazis to fight against [them]. And lots of secret class­es took place. We kept the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood on our pay­roll.” (Ibid.; p. 19.)

13. After their expul­sion from Egypt by Nass­er, many of the Brotherhood’s key per­son­nel were relo­cat­ed to Sau­di Ara­bia by the CIA. In Sau­di Ara­bia, many of them assumed promi­nence in that benight­ed country’s theo­crat­ic infra­struc­ture. Lof­tus notes that Wah­habi­ism has been reject­ed and labeled a heresy by the vast major­i­ty of the world’s Mus­lims. “But the Egyp­tians became ner­vous. Nass­er ordered all of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood out of Egypt, or else he would imprison or exe­cute them all. Dur­ing the 1950’s, the CIA evac­u­at­ed the Nazis of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood to Sau­di Ara­bia. Now when they arrived in Sau­di Ara­bia, some of the lead­ing lights of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood like [Abdul­lah] Azzam, became the teach­ers in the Madras­sas, the reli­gious schools. And there they com­bined the doc­trines of Nazism with this weird Islam­ic cult, Wah­habi­ism. Every­one thinks that Islam is this fanat­i­cal reli­gion, but it is not. They think that Islam—the Sau­di ver­sion of Islam—is typ­i­cal, but it’s not. The Wah­habi cult was con­demned as a heresy more than 60 times by the Mus­lim nations. But when the Saud­is got wealthy, they bought a lot of silence. This is a very harsh cult. The Wah­habi­ism was only prac­ticed by two nations, the Tal­iban and Sau­di Ara­bia. That’s how extreme it is. It real­ly has noth­ing to do with Islam. Islam is a very peace­ful and tol­er­ant reli­gion. It has always had good rela­tion­ships with the Jews for the first thou­sand years of its exis­tence.” (Idem.)

14. Osama bin Laden was men­tored by Abdul­lah Azzam—a key Broth­er­hood fig­ure who was among those relo­cat­ed to Sau­di Ara­bia by the CIA. “For the Saud­is, there was a ruler in charge of Sau­di Ara­bia, and that coun­try was the new home of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, and fas­cism and extrem­ism were min­gled in these schools. And there was a young stu­dent who paid attention—and Azzam’s stu­dent was named Osama bin Laden. Osama bin Laden was taught by the Nazis of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood who had emi­grat­ed to Sau­di Ara­bia.” (Idem.)

15. Next, Lof­tus high­lights the CIA’s res­ur­rec­tion of the Broth­er­hood and the agency’s employ­ment of the Islam­o­fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion as com­bat­ants against the Sovi­ets in Afghanistan. The Broth­er­hood was recast as the MAK. “In 1979, the CIA decid­ed to take the Arab Nazis out of cold stor­age. The Rus­sians had invad­ed Afghanistan, so we told the Saud­is that we would fund them if they would bring all of the Arab Nazis togeth­er and ship them off to Afghanistan to fight the Rus­sians. We had to rename them. We couldn’t call them the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood because that was too sen­si­tive a name. Its Nazi cast was too known. So we called them the Mak­tab al Khidi­mat il Mujahideen, the MAK. And the CIA lied to Con­gress and said they didn’t know who was on the pay­roll in Afghanistan, except the Saud­is. But it was not true. A small sec­tion of the CIA knew per­fect­ly well that we had once again hired the Arab Nazis and that we were using them to fight our secret wars.” (Idem.)


No comments for “FTR #645 Catching Up with John Loftus”

Post a comment