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Qatar, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Fischer/Tropsch Process

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Dia­gram of the Fis­ch­er-Trop­sch process

COMMENT: Past pro­grams [2] have dealt with the res­ur­rec­tion of the Fis­ch­er-Trop­sch process [3], devel­oped by I.G. Far­ben and the Third Reich to syn­the­size oil from coal, among oth­er fuels. [4]

The Fis­ch­er-Trop­sch process is being uti­lized in Qatar to syn­the­size fuel from nat­ur­al gas. One of the many dark clouds on the hori­zon of the Mid­dle East con­cerns the grow­ing and piv­otal role Qatar is play­ing in the dynam­ics evolv­ing from the Arab Spring.

Awash with cash from its vast nat­ur­al gas and fos­sil fuel resources, Qatar is financ­ing Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-relat­ed activ­i­ties, includ­ing the Al-Jazeera net­work [5]. Allied with the Axis in World War II, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood is an Islam­ic fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion that has stayed true to its roots.

The rights for using Fis­ch­er-Trop­sch process are under the con­trol of the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work (the eco­nom­ic com­po­nent of a Third Reich gone under­ground) through the suc­ces­sor com­pa­nies of I.G. Far­ben and the Her­mann Schmitz trust. (See text excerpts below for detail on the Bor­mann net­work, I.G. Far­ben and the Schmitz trust.)

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The cor­po­rate logo of I.G. Far­ben.

With Qatar sub­si­diz­ing Islam­ic fas­cism through the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and gen­er­at­ing cap­i­tal through the appli­ca­tion of Nazi sci­ence, the pos­si­bil­i­ty of that small but pow­er­ful nation as an Under­ground Reich sub­sidiary should be seri­ous­ly con­sid­ered.

Par­en­thet­i­cal­ly, we note that the Sasol firm was found­ed in South Africa dur­ing the Apartheid era. Apartheid South Africa [7] was a direct out­growth of the Third Reich.

In eval­u­at­ing the infor­ma­tion set forth here, it should be remem­bered that Qatar is deeply con­nect­ed to cor­po­rate Ger­many [8], as well as the Ger­man for­eign min­istry. Cor­po­rate Ger­many is dom­i­nat­ed by the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work. (See excerpt include below.)

Mar­tin Bor­mann: Nazi in Exile by Paul Man­ning; pp. 282–3. [9]

EXCERPT:  . . . . Each of these three spin­offs from I.G. Far­ben today does more busi­ness indi­vid­u­ally than did Far­ben at its zenith, when its cor­po­rate struc­ture cov­ered 93 coun­tries. BASF and Bay­er indi­vid­u­ally boast world­wide sales of near­ly $10 bil­lion annu­ally, while Hoechst, now the world’s largest chem­i­cal com­pany, gen­er­ated $16.01 bil­lion in world­wide sales in 1980. Each does more busi­ness than E.I. du Pont de Nemours, with sales of $9.4 bil­lion. . . . The Unit­ed States is, of course, the major mar­ket, one into which these Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions con­tinue to pour invest­ment mon­ey for both new cap­i­tal con­struc­tion and cor­po­rate takeovers. Togeth­er, these three multi­na­tion­als assure per­ma­nent pros­per­ity for the orig­i­nal 450 Far­ben stock­hold­ers, their banks, and the shad­owy share­hold­ers of the Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion in South Amer­ica who guard and vote the Her­mann Schmitz trust fund through inter­me­di­aries at the annu­al meet­ings of BASF, Bay­er and Hoechst. . . .

Mar­tin Bor­mann: Nazi in Exile by Paul Man­ning; pp. 279–80. [9]

EXCERPT: . . . . If there is any doubt in Europe who in the long run won the peace, there is none what­so­ever among the for­mer Ger­man lead­ers dwelling in South Amer­ica. It is a good bet that if Her­mann Schmitz were alive today, he would bear wit­ness as to who real­ly won. Schmitz died con­tented, hav­ing wit­nessed the resur­gence of I.G. Far­ben, albeit in altered cor­po­rate forms, a mon­ey machine that con­tin­ues to gen­er­ate prof­its for all the old I.G. share­hold­ers and enor­mous inter­na­tional pow­er for the Ger­man cadre direct­ing the work­ings of the suc­ces­sor firms. . . . He was the mas­ter manip­u­la­tor, the cor­po­rate and finan­cial wiz­ard, the magi­cian, who could make mon­ey appear and dis­ap­pear, and reap­pear again. His whole exis­tence was leg­erde­main, played out on the game­board of I.G. Far­ben and his beloved Ger­many. . . Their [Schmitz and Bor­mann] asso­ci­a­tion was close and trust­ing over the years, and it is the con­sid­ered opin­ion of those in their cir­cle that the wealth pos­sessed by Her­mann Schmitz was shift­ed to Switzer­land and South Amer­ica, and placed in trust with Bor­mann, the legal heir to Hitler. [Her­mann] Schmitz’s wealth—largely I.G. Far­ben bear­er bonds con­verted to the Big Three suc­ces­sor firms, shares in Stan­dard Oil of New Jer­sey (equal to those held by the Rock­e­fellers), as well as shares in the 750 cor­po­ra­tions he helped Bor­mann estab­lish dur­ing the last year of World War II—has increased in all seg­ments of the mod­ern indus­trial world. The Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion in South Amer­ica uti­lizes the vot­ing pow­er of the Schmitz trust along with their own assets to guide the multi­na­tion­als they con­trol, as they keep steady the eco­nomic course of the Father­land. . .

“A Big, and Risky, Ener­gy Bet” by John M. Broder and Clif­ford Krauss; The New York Times; 12/18/2012. [10]

EXCERPT: The com­pact assem­bly of tow­ers, tubes and tanks that make up the Oryx nat­ur­al gas pro­cess­ing plant is almost lost in a vast petro­chem­i­cal com­plex that ris­es here like a hazy mirage from a vast ocean of sand. But what is occur­ring at Oryx is a par­tic­u­lar kind of alche­my that has tan­ta­lized sci­en­tists for near­ly a cen­tu­ry with prospects of trans­form­ing the ener­gy land­scape. Sasol, a chem­i­cal and syn­thet­ic fuels com­pa­ny based in South Africa, is con­vert­ing nat­ur­al gas to diesel fuel using a vari­a­tion of a tech­nol­o­gy devel­oped by Ger­man sci­en­tists in the 1920s. Per­form­ing such chem­i­cal wiz­ardry is exceed­ing­ly cost­ly. But exec­u­tives at Sasol and a part­ner, Qatar’s state-owned oil com­pa­ny, are bet­ting that nat­ur­al gas, which is abun­dant here, will become the dom­i­nant glob­al fuel source over the next 50 years, oil will become scarcer and more expen­sive and glob­al demand for trans­port fuels will grow. Sasol exec­u­tives say the com­pa­ny believes so strong­ly in the promise of this tech­nol­o­gy that this month, it announced plans to spend up to $14 bil­lion to build the first gas-to-liq­uids plant in the Unit­ed States, in Louisiana, sup­port­ed by more than $2 bil­lion in state incen­tives. A shale drilling boom in that region in the last five years has pro­duced a glut of cheap gas, and the exec­u­tives say Sasol can tap that sup­ply to make diesel and oth­er refined prod­ucts at com­pet­i­tive prices. Mar­jo Louw, pres­i­dent of Sasol Qatar, says that his com­pa­ny can pro­duce diesel fuel that burns clean­er, costs less and cre­ates less green­house gas pol­lu­tion than fuel derived from crude oil. . . . . . . . Until recent­ly, the method used to con­vert nat­ur­al gas or coal to liq­uid fuel — known as the Fis­ch­er-Trop­sch process after the Ger­mans who invent­ed it — had been used only by pari­ah nations des­per­ate for trans­porta­tion fuels when they had lit­tle or no oil avail­able. For decades, South Africa defend­ed its sys­tem of apartheid from inter­na­tion­al oil embar­goes by pro­duc­ing syn­thet­ic oil from its rich coal resources. Nazi Ger­many did the same to fuel its mil­i­tary machine in World War II. But with North Africa and the Mid­dle East chron­i­cal­ly unsta­ble and nat­ur­al gas cheap and plen­ti­ful in the Unit­ed States, some say the tech­nol­o­gy is now an entic­ing option to pro­duce var­i­ous fuels with­out import­ing a drop of oil. . . .

“Ris­ing Pow­er Qatar Stirs Unease Among Some Mideast Neigh­bors”; Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Dai­ly Report. [11]

EXCERPT: In the cen­ter of Cairo, young men hold up a burn­ing flag for the cam­eras to show their fury at a nation they believe is med­dling in their coun­try and the wider Mid­dle East. It’s a famil­iar image. But it’s not the U.S. flag they are wav­ing, it is that of Qatar, the Gulf state that has used its bil­lions to spread its influ­ence in the wake of the Arab Spring. For most West­ern gov­ern­ments and offi­cials, the influ­ence of Qatar emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khal­i­fa al-Thani’s gov­ern­ment is seen as broad­ly pos­i­tive. In Egypt, Libya and Syr­ia, where Qatar tried to play a role post-Arab Spring, it finds itself blamed for much that has gone wrong on a local lev­el. Close ties to Egypt’s new lead­ers, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, have alarmed coun­tries like the Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates, where the Islamist group is still banned and which in Jan­u­ary said it had foiled a Broth­er­hood-linked coup plot. Senior offi­cials in the UAE have long believed Qatar has long-term strat­e­gy to use the Broth­er­hood to redraw the region. ”There is both greater appre­hen­sion and appre­ci­a­tion for Qatar two years after the Arab awak­en­ing in the region,” said Tau­fiq Rahim, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Dubai-based geopol­i­tics con­sul­tan­cy Globe­sight. ”While pri­or to the rev­o­lu­tions, Qatar was seen more as a medi­a­tor, its for­eign pol­i­cy recent­ly has been much more proac­tive and in some cas­es par­ti­san.” Some West­ern ana­lysts and diplo­mats believe Qatar’s lead­ers have been effec­tive­ly impro­vis­ing their way through the new land­scape, exper­i­ment­ing to see what they can achieve with the mas­sive wealth gen­er­at­ed by its nat­ur­al gas reserves over the past 15 years. An esti­mat­ed $17 tril­lion in mon­eti­s­able nat­ur­al gas rich­es still remain in the ground. Oth­ers, how­ev­er, see a much more delib­er­ate strat­e­gy. ”What we are see­ing here is a high-stakes pok­er game for the future of the Mid­dle East,” said one Gulf-based West­ern diplo­mat on con­di­tion of anonymi­ty. Even sup­port­ers are con­cerned the coun­try may be over­step­ping its bound­aries and get­ting a rep­u­ta­tion for play­ing favorites. A post from last Octo­ber report­ed on the vis­it to Gaza by the Emir of Qatar described as the “biggest diplo­mat­ic vic­to­ry” for Hamas since tak­ing pow­er five years ago. A post from ear­li­er that week report­ed on the announce­ment of the biggest con­tri­bu­tion of recon­struc­tion aid for Hamas-ruled Gaza since the destruc­tion accom­pa­ny­ing the Israeli-Gaza con­flict four years ago. A post from August report­ed on the plans for an Egypt-Qatar sum­mit where the Egypt­ian Pres­i­dent Mohamed Mor­si was to receive the Emir of Qatar. AP had report­ed ear­li­er that Qatar was grant­i­ng Egypt a $2 bil­lion loan to help the country’s trou­bled econ­o­my. A post from March report­ed that the Deputy Chair­man of the Egypt­ian Mus­lim Broth­er­hood was vis­it­ing Qatar for meet­ings with Qatari offi­cial. An ear­li­er post dis­cussed the relo­ca­tion of Hamas polit­i­cal leader Khaled Mashaal from Syr­ia to Qatar in yet anoth­er sign of the coun­try grow­ing impor­tance as a cen­ter of the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. A series of recent and impor­tant Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood events have been held in Qatar illus­trat­ing the increas­ing impor­tance of the coun­try to the Glob­al Broth­er­hood. . . .

“In an Alliance with the Dic­ta­tor­ship”; german-foreign-policy.com; 2013/04/15. [8]

EXCERPT: The Prime Min­is­ter of Qatar, who is also the coun­try’s For­eign Min­ster, is arriv­ing in Berlin today for talks on the war in Syr­ia and on strength­en­ing eco­nom­ic coop­er­a­tion. Since some time, this Per­sian Gulf dic­ta­tor­ship has been one of Ger­many’s clos­est allies in the Arab world. As in the 2011 war on Libya, it is sup­port­ing Islamist rebels today in Syr­ia, who are seek­ing to top­ple a gov­ern­ment com­bat­ed by the West. Berlin’s coop­er­a­tion with Qatar on mat­ters of for­eign pol­i­cy is being con­sol­i­dat­ed by eco­nom­ic coop­er­a­tion. Ger­man com­pa­nies ben­e­fit from lucra­tive Mid­dle East con­tracts, while the Qatari rul­ing clan buys a sig­nif­i­cant amount of shares in major Ger­man com­pa­nies, such as Volk­swa­gen and Siemens. Qatar has been link­ing its finan­cial sup­port in France, to a large-scale pub­lic rela­tions cam­paign in the sub­ur­ban slums. Ger­man involve­ment in the war in Syr­ia, will most like­ly also be a top­ic in these talks with Sheikh Hamad bin Jas­sim bin Jabir al Thani in Berlin. A Ger­man Navy “recon­nais­sance” ves­sel is, cur­rent­ly, cruis­ing again off the Syr­i­an coast. Experts believe that Syr­i­an insur­gents are also prof­it­ing from infor­ma­tion retrieved by this espi­onage. . . .