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FTR #755 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 2: Dramatis Personae, Part 2 (WikiFascism, Part 3)

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash dri­ve that can be obtained here. [1] (The flash dri­ve includes the anti-fas­cist books avail­able on this site.)

NB: This descrip­tion con­tains mate­r­i­al not in the orig­i­nal broad­cast.

Lisen: MP3

Side 1 [2]    Side 2 [3]

Intro­duc­tion: Due to the com­plex­i­ty of the analy­sis of “The Adven­tures of Eddie the Friend­ly Spook,” we begin the dis­cus­sion by high­light­ing the nature of the actors in this par­tic­u­lar dra­ma.

“Eddie the Friend­ly Spook” Snow­den is inex­tri­ca­bly linked with Wik­iLeaks [4]and its milieu. (Cit­i­zen Green­wald is very close­ly con­nect­ed with Wik­iLeaks, as well.)

As dis­cussed  in FTR #‘s 732 [5]and 745 [6], Wik­iLeaks is a far-right, Nazi-linked intel­li­gence net­work [7]. Although the vast major­i­ty of its adher­ents and those of the close­ly-con­nect­ed Pirate Bay and Pirate Par­ty milieux (as well as the over­lap­ping “Anony­mous” folks) would be described as “anarcho/Utopian” in  their polit­i­cal out­look, Wik­iLeaks [8] tracks back to explic­it­ly fas­cist ele­ments.

Begin­ning with review of Julian Assange’s Nazi and fas­cist asso­ci­a­tions, the first side of the show recaps part of side “A” of FTR #745 [6].

After high­light­ing the WikiLeaks/Snowden rela­tion­ship [4], the pro­gram details Nazi infil­tra­tion of [9], and par­tic­i­pa­tion in, the Pirate Par­ty which, as we have seen, is very close to Wik­iLeaks.

Next, we turn to the sub­ject of the fledg­ling Wik­iLeaks Par­ty [10]in Aus­tralia. That par­ty’s endorse­ment of fas­cist and far-right polit­i­cal par­ties in the Aus­tralian elec­tion was delib­er­ate [11], and not an “admin­is­tra­tive error.”

The pro­gram con­cludes with exam­i­na­tion of Julian Assange’s endorse­ment  [12]of Ron and Rand Paul.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: Ron Paul’s links [13] to the failed white-suprema­cist Domini­ca inva­sion in 1981; Ron Paul’s asso­ci­a­tion with the Fati­ma Cen­ter [14], a holo­caust-deny­ing orga­ni­za­tion that rejects the notion that the earth orbits the sun; Ron Paul’s decades-long net­work­ing with David Duke [15]; Ron Paul’s decades-long net­work­ing with Don Black [13]and the Storm­front milieu [15]; con­nec­tions between the milieu of Julian Assange’s [16]holo­caust-deny­ing aide Joran Jer­mas and David Duke [17]; con­nec­tions between Carl Lund­strom [5]and the milieu of David Duke [18]; the role of for­mer Wik­iLeaks asso­ciate James Ball in pre­cip­i­tat­ing the Snow­den psy-op; Joran Jer­mas’ son Johannes Wahlstrom’s upcom­ing tes­ti­mo­ny as a char­ac­ter wit­ness in Julian Assange’s rape tri­al.

1a. The pro­gram reviews Assange and Wik­iLeaks’ links to explic­it­ly Nazi and fas­cist ele­ments, recap­ping infor­ma­tion from FTR #745 [6].

Begin­ning with the deci­sive role of Joran Jermas/Israel Shamir’s Nazi and anti-Semit­ic net­work in the estab­lish­ment of Wik­iLeaks in Swe­den, the pro­gram cites research uncov­ered by Expo, the mag­a­zine found­ed by Stieg Lars­son.

The “orga­ni­za­tion” referred to by Jermas/Shamir and embraced by Assange is almost cer­tain­ly the “Pirate Vor­tex.” Although com­posed of Utopi­an-mind­ed indi­vid­u­als, for the most part, that milieu has strong fascist/Nazi under­pin­nings.

“Revealed: Anti­semite was key to Wik­iLeaks Oper­a­tion” by Mar­tin Bright; Jew­ish Chron­i­cle; 6/2/2011. [16]

The noto­ri­ous anti­se­mitic jour­nal­ist Israel Shamir was active­ly involved in devel­op­ing the Wik­iLeaks net­work — and was not just anoth­er free­lance writer who hap­pened to strike up a work­ing rela­tion­ship with the website’s founder Julian Assange, accord­ing to new­ly-revealed cor­re­spon­dence. [Empha­sis added.]

Emails seen by the Swedish anti-racist mag­a­zine, Expo, demon­strate that the two men co-oper­at­ed for sev­eral years. As ear­ly as 2008 Mr Shamir was asked to rec­om­mend poten­tial asso­ciates in Swe­den. [Empha­sis added.] He sug­gested his own son, Johannes Wahlström: “He is a Swedish cit­i­zen, and lives in Swe­den. Prob­a­bly, he’ll be able to give advice about press free­dom.”

Like his father, Mr Wahlström has devel­oped a rep­u­ta­tion for stri­dent anti­se­mitic views. In 2005, left-wing mag­a­zine Ord­front was forced to with­draw one of his arti­cles, which argued that Israel con­trolled the Swedish media.

An email from June 2010 shows that Mr Shamir was still play­ing a part in the Swedish Wik­iLeaks net­work at that point. “I have a lot of good guys who can help to ana­lyze the trea­sure and it would be good to start spread­ing the news,” he told Mr Assange. “I am now in Paris, and peo­ple want to know more! Tues­day I go to Swe­den, and there is a whole oper­a­tion for your ben­e­fit!” Mr Assange replied: “There cer­tainly is! Tell the team to get ready. Give them my best. We have a lot of work to do.” . . . [Empha­sis added.]

1b. It might be worth­while here, to briefly review the nature of Jermas/Shamir’s polit­i­cal out­look.

“Assange’s Extrem­ist Employ­ees: Why is Wik­iLeaks employ­ing a Holo­caust Denier and his dis­graced son?” by Michael C. Moyni­han; Rea­son Mag­a­zine; 12/14/2010. [19]

. . . So let us quick­ly recap the foul­ness of Shamir’s polit­i­cal views. As I not­ed last week, he has called the Auschwitz con­cen­tra­tion camp “an intern­ment facil­i­ty, attend­ed by the Red Cross (as opposed to the US intern­ment cen­tre in Guan­tanamo),” not a place of exter­mi­na­tion. He told a Swedish jour­nal­ist (and fel­low Holo­caust denier) that “it’s every Mus­lim and Christian’s duty to deny the Holo­caust.” . . .

1c. Joran Jer­mas’ son Johannes Wahlstrom’s will be tes­ti­fy­ing as a char­ac­ter wit­ness in Julian Assange’s rape tri­al. As dis­cussed above, Wahlstrom is a bird of the same polit­i­cal feath­er as his father.

“Exclu­sive: For­mer Wik­iLeaks Employ­ee James Ball Describes Work­ing With Julian Assange” by James Ball; The Dai­ly Beast; 5/30/2013. [20]

. . . . Dis­turbingly, Assange seems to have a per­sonal moti­va­tion for stay­ing friend­ly with Shamir. Shamir’s son, Johannes Wahlstrom, is appar­ently being called as one of Assange’s defense wit­nesses in his Swedish tri­al. That’s not the only time self has come before prin­ci­ple.

1d. The “oper­a­tion [in Swe­den] for [Assange’s] ben­e­fit appears to be the milieu of the Pirate Bay–referred to in FTR #732 [5] as the “Pirate Vor­tex.” This milieu is inex­tri­ca­bly linked with Wik­iLeaks’ oper­a­tions, with the eco­nom­ic heavy lift­ing for Pirate Bay being done by Carl Lund­strom, Nazi/fascist financier of far right par­ties, includ­ing the Swe­den Democ­rats.

Lis­ten­ers are emphat­i­cal­ly encour­aged to care­ful­ly digest the mate­r­i­al in FTR #732 [21]. A grasp of that broad­cast will great­ly aid in under­stand­ing this pro­gram.

2a. It was a Guardian jour­nal­ist James Ball–a for­mer Wik­iLeaks associate–who helped cement the Snowden–Laura Poitras rela­tion­ship.

“How Edward Snow­den Led Jour­nal­ist and Film-Mak­er to Reveal NSA Secrets” by Roy Greenslade; The Guardian; 8/19/2013. [22]

. . . . After Poitras made a video of Snow­den, duly post­ed on 9 June, he checked out of his hotel and went into hid­ing. A week lat­er, Poitras flew to Berlin, “where she could edit her doc­u­men­tary with­out wor­ry­ing that the FBI would show up with a search war­rant.”

And two weeks after that she flew to Brazil. It was there, in a Rio de Janeiro hotel, that Maass met her along with Green­wald, where they were work­ing with MacAskill and anoth­er Guardian jour­nal­ist, James Ball. . . .

2b. Next the pro­gram details the role of Wik­iLeaks in empow­er­ing Snow­den’s jour­ney from Chi­na to Rus­sia.

One of Wik­iLeaks’ finan­cial assis­tants [23]has offered to fly Snow­den to Ice­land, in order to receive polit­i­cal Asy­lum. Ola­fur Vig­nir Sig­urvins­son, head of Dat­a­Cell (which has been accept­ing funds for Wik­iLeaks), is pony­ing up for the air­craft.

Sig­urvinsson’s Dat­a­Cell is presided over by Andreas Fink [24], a mem­ber of the Swiss Pirate Party–see text excerpt below. (The “Pirate Vor­tex,” as we call the Pirate Bay/Pirate Par­ty crowd, are of “anarcho/Utopian” polit­i­cal ori­en­ta­tion, but have been maneu­vered into back­ing hard-core fas­cist insti­tu­tions and under­tak­ings. Hell, they haven’t even come to terms with their Nazi finan­cial angel Carl Lund­strom’s activ­i­ties. Ger­many’s Pirate Par­ty [9] has tak­en stock of the Nazi infil­tra­tion of its ranks.)

3. Not­ing the Pirate Par­ty’s [25]close rela­tion­ship with Wik­iLeaks, we high­light that orgniza­tion’s [26]infil­tra­tion by neo-Nazi ele­ments [27].

4. It should come as no sur­prise at all that the Aus­tralian Wik­iLeaks Par­ty chose far-right and fas­cist par­ties over its Green sup­port­ers in the recent elec­tion Down Under.

“Wik­iLeaks Party’s ‘Admin­is­tra­tive Errors’ Incense Greens” by Bernard Keane;  Crikey.com.au; 8/19/2013. [10]

A deci­sion by the Wik­iLeaks Par­ty to direct pref­er­ences away from Julian Assange’s strongest polit­i­cal sup­porter has incensed sup­port­ers. They should have known bet­ter.

The fledg­ling Wik­iLeaks Par­ty has inflict­ed major dam­age on itself after a dis­as­trous pref­er­ence allo­ca­tion that saw it pref­er­enc­ing far-right par­ties, apol­o­gis­ing for an “admin­is­tra­tive error” and pref­er­enc­ing the WA Nation­als ahead of Julian Assange’s strongest polit­i­cal sup­porter, Greens Sen­a­tor Scott Lud­lam.

The Sen­ate pref­er­ence allo­ca­tions revealed yes­ter­day showed, in New South Wales, Wik­iLeaks had pref­er­enced the right-wing Shoot­ers and Fish­ers Par­ty and the extreme-right Aus­tralia First Par­ty, run by con­victed crim­i­nal and for­mer neo-Nazi Jim Saleam, ahead of the Greens and the major par­ties. Aus­tralia First wants to end all immi­gra­tion and to restore the death penal­ty.

Soon after the release of the pref­er­ences and a firestorm of crit­i­cism erupt­ed on social media, the par­ty issued a state­ment on its Face­book page blam­ing the pref­er­enc­ing on “some admin­is­tra­tive errors”.

The “error”, the exact nature of which remains unex­plained, appears to have par­tic­u­larly incensed pro­gres­sive vot­ers who had assumed Wik­iLeaks would be a left-wing, Greens-style par­ty. How­ever, Julian Assange has already crit­i­cised the Greens’ totemic asy­lum seek­er pol­icy as “sim­plis­tic and fool­ish” dur­ing the cam­paign and backed off­shore pro­cess­ing, while crit­i­cis­ing both the major par­ties on the issue. On the week­end, Assange said he admired US lib­er­tar­ian Repub­li­cans Ron and Rand Paul, though he expressed con­cern about their posi­tion on issues like abor­tion. Swap­ping pref­er­ences with minor par­ties of very dif­fer­ent ori­en­ta­tions is also stan­dard prac­tice for all par­ties. One par­ty source told Crikey the “admin­is­tra­tive error” in NSW was quite inten­tional and aimed at the Greens. . . .

. . . . Lud­lam has been Assange’s strongest sup­porter inside fed­eral Par­lia­ment, hound­ing the gov­ern­ment over its lack of sup­port for him and its deal­ings with the US over its cam­paign against Assange and Wik­iLeaks. Lud­lam trav­elled to Europe at his own expense in 2011 to talk to Swedish author­i­ties and Aus­tralian offi­cials in the UK about the case.

The deci­sion to pref­er­ence the Nation­als’ David Wirrpan­da ahead of Lud­lam, strength­en­ing the chances of the Nation­als snar­ing the sixth Sen­ate spot ahead of the Greens, is thus an extra­or­di­nary betray­al. . . .

“Wik­ileaks Par­ty Sen­ate Can­di­date: NSW Pref­er­ences a ‘Poor Judge­ment Call’, not Admin Error” by Ter­ence Huynh; Techgeek.com;  8/26/2013. [11]

Ger­ry Geor­gatos, the num­ber one Sen­ate can­di­date for the Wik­ileaks Par­ty in West­ern Aus­tralia, has said that the Wik­ileaks Party’s New South Wales pref­er­ences fias­co was a “poor judge­ment call” and not an admin­is­tra­tive error.

It was not an admin­is­tra­tive error, it was a poor judge­ment call. I’m not [going to come out] here and bull­shit the audi­ence,” he told the Indy­media pro­gramme (24 min­utes into the pro­gramme) on Perth’s RTR yes­ter­day. His state­ment appears to con­tra­dicts the offi­cial posi­tion giv­en by the Wik­ileaks Par­ty that the pref­er­ences were an “admin­is­tra­tive error”.

In New South Wales, the Wik­ileaks Par­ty pref­er­enced the Shoot­ers and Fish­ers and far-right Aus­tralia First par­ty above the Greens – in direct con­tra­dic­tion to the deci­sions made by the Nation­al Coun­cil. The fias­co, in addi­tion to the West­ern Aus­tralian pref­er­ences, saw Leslie Can­nold, four Nation­al Coun­cil mem­bers and sev­eral vol­un­teers left the par­ty. . . . .

5. The pro­gram con­cludes with exam­i­na­tion of Assange’s sup­port for Ron and Rand Paul [12], the for­mer being Eddie the Friend­ly Spook’s Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice.

The next pro­gram explores and reviews cen­tral points of the Ron and Rand Paul milieu.

The pro­gram then ana­lyzes some key points of the “Paulis­tin­ian Lib­er­tar­i­an Orga­ni­za­tion,” includ­ing: