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FTR #930 The Trumpenkampfverbande, Part 9: Alfa Males, Part 3 (German Ostpolitik, Part 3)

With the (jus­ti­fi­able) out­rage swirling around FBI direc­tor (and Mitt Rom­ney backer) James Comey’s pub­lic dis­cus­sion of the dis­cov­ery of more of Hillary Clin­ton’s e‑mails hav­ing been dis­cov­ered, anoth­er elec­tion-relat­ed inves­ti­ga­tion has gone large­ly unex­am­ined. Indeed, the impor­tance of the inves­ti­ga­tion has been down­played.

Com­put­er experts dis­cov­ered a link between a serv­er reg­is­tered to the Trump orga­ni­za­tion and two servers reg­is­tered to the Alfa Bank in Moscow, a bank that is part of the Alfa con­glom­er­ate dis­cussed in FTR #‘s 530 and 573.

In the Foer piece, and in attempt­ed dis­cred­it­ing arti­cles of same, it is appar­ent that the inves­ti­ga­tors do not under­stand the nature of the enti­ty they are inves­ti­gat­ing. The jour­nal­is­tic “spin” put on Alfa in the cov­er­age is “Russia/Putin/Kremlin” new Cold War con­text. Alfa is very, very dif­fer­ent.

In FTR #‘s 530, 573 we examnined the nature of Alfa’s his­to­ry, oper­a­tions and insti­tu­tion­al and eco­nom­ic foun­da­tions. It is any­thing BUT “Kremlin/Putin/Russia.”

It appears to be Under­ground Reich, all the way, with evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries run­ning in the direc­tion of: the Iran-Con­tra scan­dal; the Iraq­gate scan­dal; the oil-for-food scam vis a vis Iraq; malfeasanace by a coterie of GOP big­wigs includ­ing Dick Cheney and oth­ers close to George W. Bush, and Haley Bar­bour; mon­ey-laun­der­ing by pow­er­ful inter­na­tion­al drug syn­di­cates; Chechen war­lords and drug-traf­fick­ing syn­di­cates; the Roy­al fam­i­ly of Liecht­en­stein; the Bank al-Taqwa (which helped finance al-Qae­da); the Marc Rich oper­a­tions; East­ern Euro­pean and Russ­ian asso­ciates of Wolf­gang Bohringer, one of Mohamed Atta’s close asso­ciates in South Flori­da; and the Carl Duis­berg Fel­low­ship, which brought Mohamed Atta to Ger­many from Egypt and may have helped him into the U.S.

The pro­gram high­lights major aspects of the inves­ti­ga­tion into the Alfa/Trump link:

The Trump/Alfa link was not a mal­ware attack, as some of the com­put­er sci­en­tists ini­tial­ly thought: ” . . . . The researchers quick­ly dis­missed their ini­tial fear that the logs rep­re­sent­ed a mal­ware attack. The com­mu­ni­ca­tion wasn’t the work of bots. The irreg­u­lar pat­tern of serv­er lookups actu­al­ly resem­bled the pat­tern of human conversation—conversations that began dur­ing office hours in New York and con­tin­ued dur­ing office hours in Moscow. It dawned on the researchers that this wasn’t an attack, but a sus­tained rela­tion­ship between a serv­er reg­is­tered to the Trump Orga­ni­za­tion and two servers reg­is­tered to an enti­ty called Alfa Bank. . . .”

The set-up was high­ly unusu­al: ” . . . . The researchers had ini­tial­ly stum­bled in their diag­no­sis because of the odd con­fig­u­ra­tion of Trump’s serv­er. ‘I’ve nev­er seen a serv­er set up like that,’ says Christo­pher Davis, who runs the cyber­se­cu­ri­ty firm HYAS InfoS­ec Inc. and won a FBI Direc­tor Award for Excel­lence for his work track­ing down the authors of one of the world’s nas­ti­est bot­net attacks. ‘It looked weird, and it didn’t pass the sniff test.’ The serv­er was first reg­is­tered to Trump’s busi­ness in 2009 and was set up to run con­sumer mar­ket­ing cam­paigns. It had a his­to­ry of send­ing mass emails on behalf of Trump-brand­ed prop­er­ties and prod­ucts. Researchers were ulti­mate­ly con­vinced that the serv­er indeed belonged to Trump. (Click here to see the server’s reg­is­tra­tion record.) But now this capa­cious serv­er han­dled a strange­ly small load of traf­fic, such a small load that it would be hard for a com­pa­ny to jus­ti­fy the expense and trou­ble it would take to main­tain it. ‘I get more mail in a day than the serv­er han­dled,’ Davis says. . . .”
The arti­cle details more unusu­al aspects of the link: ” . . . . That wasn’t the only odd­i­ty. When the researchers pinged the serv­er, they received error mes­sages. They con­clud­ed that the serv­er was set to accept only incom­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion from a very small hand­ful of IP address­es. . . . Eighty-sev­en per­cent of the DNS lookups involved the two Alfa Bank servers. ‘It’s pret­ty clear that it’s not an open mail serv­er,’ Camp told me. ‘These orga­ni­za­tions are com­mu­ni­cat­ing in a way designed to block oth­er peo­ple out.’ . . . .”

Paul Vixie–one of the pre­mier experts in the field–felt the con­nec­tion was high­ly unusu­al: ” . . . . Ear­li­er this month, the group of com­put­er sci­en­tists passed the logs to Paul Vix­ie. In the world of DNS experts, there’s no high­er author­i­ty. Vix­ie wrote cen­tral strands of the DNS code that makes the inter­net work. After study­ing the logs, he con­clud­ed, ‘The par­ties were com­mu­ni­cat­ing in a secre­tive fash­ion. The oper­a­tive word is secre­tive. This is more akin to what crim­i­nal syn­di­cates do if they are putting togeth­er a project.’ Put dif­fer­ent­ly, the logs sug­gest­ed that Trump and Alfa had con­fig­ured some­thing like a dig­i­tal hot­line con­nect­ing the two enti­ties, shut­ting out the rest of the world, and designed to obscure its own exis­tence. . . .”

The avail­able evi­dence indi­cates that the hookup indi­cat­ed “human-lev­el com­mu­ni­ca­tion”: ” . . . I put the ques­tion of what kind of activ­i­ty the logs record­ed to the Uni­ver­si­ty of California’s Nicholas Weaver, anoth­er com­put­er sci­en­tist not involved in com­pil­ing the logs. ‘I can’t attest to the logs them­selves,’ he told me, ‘but assum­ing they are legit­i­mate they do indi­cate effec­tive­ly human-lev­el com­mu­ni­ca­tion.’ . . . ”

More about the nature of the com­mu­ni­ca­tion, from the sci­en­tist using the code-name “Tea Leaves”: ” . . . . Tea Leaves and his col­leagues plot­ted the data from the logs on a time­line. What it illus­trat­ed was sug­ges­tive: The con­ver­sa­tion between the Trump and Alfa servers appeared to fol­low the con­tours of polit­i­cal hap­pen­ings in the Unit­ed States. ‘At elec­tion-relat­ed moments, the traf­fic peaked,’ accord­ing to Camp. There were con­sid­er­ably more DNS lookups, for instance, dur­ing the two con­ven­tions. . . .”

The sci­en­tists attempt­ed to get the pub­lic to pay atten­tion to their inves­ti­ga­tion and New York Times writ­ers turned their atten­tion to the case: ” . . . In Sep­tem­ber, the sci­en­tists tried to get the pub­lic to pay atten­tion to their data. One of them post­ed a link to the logs in a Red­dit thread. Around the same time, the New York Times’ Eric Licht­blau and Steven Lee Myers began chas­ing the sto­ry.* (They are still pur­su­ing it.) Licht­blau met with a Wash­ing­ton rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Alfa Bank on Sept. 21, and the bank denied hav­ing any con­nec­tion to Trump. . . .”

Things got “inter­est­ing” after that. Accord­ing to the com­put­er sci­en­tists, the Trump Orga­ni­za­tion shut down the serv­er! As the bril­liant Berke­ley researcher Peter Dale Scott not­ed, in a dif­fer­ent con­text, “The cov­er-up obvi­ates the con­spir­a­cy. ” . . . . In Sep­tem­ber, the sci­en­tists tried to get the pub­lic to pay atten­tion to their data. One of them post­ed a link to the logs in a Red­dit thread. Around the same time, the New York Times’ Eric Licht­blau and Steven Lee Myers began chas­ing the sto­ry.* (They are still pur­su­ing it.) Licht­blau met with a Wash­ing­ton rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Alfa Bank on Sept. 21, and the bank denied hav­ing any con­nec­tion to Trump. . . . The com­put­er sci­en­tists believe there was one log­i­cal con­clu­sion to be drawn: The Trump Orga­ni­za­tion shut down the serv­er after Alfa was told that the Times might expose the con­nec­tion. Weaver told me the Trump domain was ‘very slop­pi­ly removed.’ Or as anoth­er of the researchers put it, it looked like ‘the knee was hit in Moscow, the leg kicked in New York.’. . . . Four days lat­er, on Sept. 27, the Trump Orga­ni­za­tion cre­at­ed a new host name, trump1.contact-client.com, which enabled com­mu­ni­ca­tion to the very same serv­er via a dif­fer­ent route. When a new host name is cre­at­ed, the first com­mu­ni­ca­tion with it is nev­er ran­dom. To reach the serv­er after the reset­ting of the host name, the sender of the first inbound mail has to first learn of the name some­how. It’s sim­ply impos­si­ble to ran­dom­ly reach a renamed serv­er. ‘That par­ty had to have some kind of out­bound mes­sage through SMS, phone, or some non­in­ter­net chan­nel they used to com­mu­ni­cate [the new con­fig­u­ra­tion],’ Paul Vix­ie told me. The first attempt to look up the revised host name came from Alfa Bank. ‘If this was a pub­lic serv­er, we would have seen oth­er traces,’ Vix­ie says. ‘The only look-ups came from this par­tic­u­lar source.‘According to Vix­ie and oth­ers, the new host name may have rep­re­sent­ed an attempt to estab­lish a new chan­nel of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. But media inquiries into the nature of Trump’s rela­tion­ship with Alfa Bank, which sug­gest­ed that their com­mu­ni­ca­tions were being mon­i­tored, may have deterred the par­ties from using it. Soon after the New York Times began to ask ques­tions, the traf­fic between the servers stopped cold. . . .”

Not sur­pris­ing­ly, the FBI has dis­missed the rel­e­vance of the com­put­er link.

This dis­missal comes against the back­ground of sev­er­al late-break­ing devel­op­ments:

The unsuc­cess­ful attempt by Alfa sub­sidiary Crown Resources to buy Marc Rich’s com­modi­ties firm: ” . . . A deal to sell the Swiss-based com­modi­ties oper­a­tion of for­mer U.S. fugi­tive financier Marc Rich to Rus­sia-owned ener­gy trad­ing group Crown Resources is off. . . . Crown is owned by the Alfa Group con­glom­er­ate. . . . .”

The sub­se­quent suc­cess­ful attempt by Alfa play­er Mikhail Frid­man to pur­chase the Marc Rich firm: ” . . . Mikhail Frid­man: ‘Defen­dant Mikhail Frid­man cur­rent­ly serves as Chair­man of the Board of Direc­tors of co-con­spir­a­tor Alfa Bank and as Chair­man of the Board of Direc­tors of Defen­dant Con­sor­tium Alfa Group. Frid­man fur­ther served on the Board of Vim­pel­Com, a NYSE com­pa­ny, and has con­trol over Gold­en Tele­com, a NASDAQ com­pa­ny ... pur­chased the Unit­ed States trad­ing firm owned by Amer­i­can, Mark Rich, the one time com­modi­ties baron par­doned by Pres­i­dent Clin­ton with much con­tro­ver­sy. . . .”

The FBI’s long-dor­mant Twit­ter account began tweet­ing files about Bill Clin­ton’s par­don of Marc Rich, short­ly after the offi­cial dis­missal of inves­ti­ga­tions into the Alfa/Trump link: ” . . . . Now, a new inter­a­gency mys­tery is rais­ing ques­tions about whether the F.B.I. has become politi­cized, just days before the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. On Sun­day, a long-dor­mant F.B.I. Twit­ter account sud­den­ly sprung to life, blast­ing out a series of links to case files that cast the Clin­tons in a decid­ed­ly neg­a­tive light. . . . Then, on Tues­day, the “FBI Records Vault” account—which had not tweet­ed at all between Octo­ber 2015 and Sunday—published a link to records relat­ed to the 15-year-old, long-closed inves­ti­ga­tion into for­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clinton’s par­don­ing of one­time com­modi­ties trad­er turned fugi­tive Marc Rich. The post, which was quick­ly retweet­ed thou­sands of times, links to a heav­i­ly redact­ed doc­u­ment that repeat­ed­ly ref­er­ences the agency’s “Pub­lic Cor­rup­tion” unit—less-than-ideal optics for Hillary Clin­ton, who has spent her entire cam­paign fight­ing her image as a cor­rupt politi­cian. . . .”

FBI Direc­tor James Comey was in charge of the orig­i­nal Marc Rich inves­ti­ga­tion and the par­don of Rich by Bill Clin­ton. Is there a con­nec­tion between the offi­cial dis­missal of the inves­ti­ga­tion into the Alfa/Trump link by the FBI, the tweet­ing by the FBI of the files on the Clin­ton par­don of Marc Rich and the fact that it was Comey who presided over the Marc Rich inves­ti­ga­tions? ” . . . . In 2002, Comey, then a fed­er­al pros­e­cu­tor, took over an inves­ti­ga­tion into Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton’s 2001 par­don of financier Marc Rich, who had been indict­ed on a laun­dry list of charges before flee­ing the coun­try. The deci­sion set off a polit­i­cal firestorm focused on accu­sa­tions that Rich’s ex-wife Denise made dona­tions to the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty, the Clin­ton Library and Hillary Clin­ton’s 2000 Sen­ate cam­paign as part of a plan to get Rich off the hook. Comey ulti­mate­ly decid­ed not to pur­sue the case. The kick­er: Comey him­self had over­seen Rich’s pros­e­cu­tion between 1987 and 1993. . . .”

Pro­gram High­lights Include: details of the Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety’s links to Atta and to major Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions; dis­cus­sion of the Alfa Fel­lowhip against the back­ground of Ger­man Ost­poli­tik dis­cussed in FTR #‘s 918 and 919; detailed analy­sis of Vik­tor Kozeny asso­ciates Frid­man and (Pyotr) Aven (Kozeny employed Bohringer as a pilot); a sum­ma­ry analy­sis of the major points in FTR #‘s 530 and 573.


FTR #916 Update on Fascism in Ukraine

Con­tin­u­ing cov­er­age of the re-emer­gence of fas­cism in Ukraine, this pro­gram high­lights the Orwellian aspects of gov­er­nance in Ukraine and the cov­er­age of events there by the world’s media.

Ukraine recent­ly held a nation-wide minute of silence for Symon Petliu­ra (as with oth­er Ukrain­ian names, the spelling of his name is sub­ject to vary­ing translit­er­a­tion.) In the imme­di­ate post-World War I peri­od, Petli­u­ra’s armies butchered some 50,000 Jews. Also stun­ning, though pre­dictable under the cir­cum­stances, is the Poroshenko gov­ern­men­t’s renam­ing of streets for Nazi col­lab­o­ra­tors Stephan Ban­dera and Roman Shukhevych. This has received scant, and alto­geth­er slant­ed cov­er­age in the West, with Ban­der­a’s well-doc­u­ment­ed alliance with Hitler being nuanced as “Krem­lin pro­pa­gan­da.” It is now ille­gal in Ukraine to crit­i­cize Ban­dera, Shukhevych, the OUN/B or its mil­i­tary arm the UPA as hav­ing col­lab­o­rat­ed with the Nazis.

The insti­tu­tion­al­ized mask­ing of the true nature of the Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment con­tin­ues apace, with U.N. observers barred from inves­ti­gat­ing tor­ture by gov­ern­ment forces in the civ­il war that sim­mers in the East, the brand­ing of reporters cov­er­ing the war as “ter­ror­ists” and the pub­li­ca­tion of their address­es by a pro-gov­ern­ment web­site, and the pub­li­ca­tion by “The New York Times” of an appar­ent­ly fraud­u­lent claim of Russ­ian mask­ing of the pres­ence of Buk mis­siles in East­ern Ukraine.

Exem­pli­fy­ing the cov­er-up of the fas­cist nature of Ukraine is a piece from “The Huff­in­g­ton Post” that dis­miss­es the ver­i­fi­able Nazi nature of the Azov bat­tal­ion as–once again–Kremlin pro­pa­gan­da. The source for the dis­in­for­ma­tion about Azov is Roman Zvarych, the for­mer per­son­al sec­re­tary to Jaroslav Stet­sko, the head of Ukraine’s World War II col­lab­o­ra­tionist gov­ern­ment.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: the Dutch intel­li­gence ser­vice’s dis­clo­sure that only the Ukrain­ian army had mis­siles capa­ble of down­ing Malaysian Air­lines Flight MH-17; the use of the “pun­ish­er bat­tal­ions” (such as Azov) by the Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment to cir­cum­vent Min­sk II; the taint­ing of evi­dence in the inves­ti­ga­tion of the down­ing of MH-17 by the cor­rupt nature of the SBU (Ukrain­ian intel­li­gence); the traf­fick­ing in stolen art by Valen­tyn Naly­vaichenko, the for­mer head of the SBU.


FTR #913 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Bring­ing up to date top­ics cov­ered in pre­vi­ous pro­grams and posts, this broad­cast begins with fur­ther cov­er­age of the devel­op­ment of UFOs–so-called “fly­ing saucers.” They were observed at the Roswell and Area 51 mil­i­tary bases and described as hav­ing been devel­oped by the CIA, not “space aliens.”

In numer­ous posts and pro­grams, we have not­ed that the GOP/Underground Reich ele­ment of U.S. intel­li­gence has used Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-derived jihadis as proxy war­riors and armed her­alds of cor­po­ratist eco­nom­ics. In that con­text, we high­light the frankly sus­pi­cious release of Boston Marathon bomber Tamer­lan Tsar­naev’s immi­gra­tion file–only 206 of 651 pages were released in their entire­ty.

The use of Islamists as proxy war­riors also bears con­sid­er­a­tion in light of law enforce­men­t’s casu­al atti­tude toward 17 Mus­lim men who fired “hun­dreds of shots” and were “chant­i­ng” in the ear­ly morn­ing hours in a park in San Bernardi­no Coun­ty in Cal­i­for­nia. Why was­n’t the FBI more con­cerned?

With ten­sions ris­ing in the West­ern Pacif­ic between the U.S. and Chi­na, new­ly-elect­ed Philip­pines pres­i­dent Rodri­go Duterte har­bors deep resent­ment of the U.S. over the extrac­tion of a self-pro­claimed CIA agent who incurred crim­i­nal charges in Min­danao while appar­ent­ly look­ing for Gold­en Lily loot in the Islands.

After detail­ing yet anoth­er “sui­cide” of a key exec­u­tive of Swiss Re, we present a sig­nif­i­cant analy­sis of the recent replace­ment of the head of the Israeli Defense Force with Avig­dor Lieber­man, the head of a far-right wing Israeli polit­i­cal par­ty: “Israel has been ‘infect­ed by the seeds of fas­cism,’ he [for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Ehud Barak] said.”

Pro­gram High­lights Include: The CIA’s use of Ger­hard von Mende, Nazi Ger­many’s top offi­cial coor­di­nat­ing Islamist forces work­ing for the Third Reich; The Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety’s spon­sor­ship of Mohamed Atta asso­ciate and Chechen jiha­di Mohame­dou Ould Slahi.


Why Were the Immigration Files on Tamerlan Tsarnaev So Heavily Redacted?

In FTR #773, among oth­er pro­grams and posts, we not­ed that the Boston Marathon bomb­ing appears to have been blow­back from ongo­ing covert “ops” using Islamist proxy war­riors in the Earth Island. The heavy cen­sor­ship of Tamer­lan Tsar­naev’s immi­gra­tion files rein­forces the sus­pi­cion that there is infor­ma­tion about the bombers that is too sen­si­tive to be released. All of the con­tents of this web­site as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of video­taped lec­tures are avail­able on a 32GB flash dri­ve. Dave offers his pro­grams and arti­cles for free–your sup­port is very much appre­ci­at­ed.


FTR #893 Interview with Robert Parry about Ukraine

Return­ing to our air­waves for the first time in sev­er­al years, award-win­ning jour­nal­ist Robert Par­ry high­lights some of his research on the Ukrain­ian cri­sis. After dis­cussing Russ­ian pres­i­dent Putin’s ban­ning of for­eign-based NGO’s from oper­at­ing in Rus­sia, Robert notes the role of the Nation­al Endow­ment of Democ­ra­cy in orches­trat­ing the Ukraine coup, as well as the orga­ni­za­tion’s evo­lu­tion from William Casey’s CIA.

High­light­ing Amer­i­can jour­nal­ists’ unwill­ing­ness to call the Maid­an events as what they obvi­ous­ly were–a coup–Robert sets forth Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of State Vic­to­ria Nuland’s plot­ting with the Amer­i­can ambas­sador to Ukraine and her dis­cus­sion of a $5 bil­lion cap­i­tal invest­ment the U.S. had made in Ukraine.

After review­ing the World War II fas­cist her­itage of orga­ni­za­tions like Svo­bo­da and Pravy Sek­tor, Robert sets forth the deep involve­ment of those orga­ni­za­tions in the Maid­an events, as well as the “point” posi­tion of Nazi ele­ments like the Azov bat­tal­ion in the con­flict in Ukraine’s East­ern regions.

One of the most impor­tant top­ics of dis­cus­sion is the Orwellian nature of the cov­er­age of events in Ukraine. Not­ing that there was no “Russ­ian inva­sion” of the coun­try (as report­ed by the U.S. media), Robert also dis­cuss­es Crimea’s long-stand­ing, clear­ly expressed sen­ti­ment to re-unite with Rus­sia, to which that region belonged since the 19th cen­tu­ry.

A sig­na­ture ele­ment of Amer­i­can pro­pa­gan­da against Rus­sia has been the alle­ga­tion that Putin was behind the shoot­down of Malaysian Air Lines Flight 17. After dis­cussing U.S. pho­to recon­nais­sance indi­cat­ing that Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment troops were behind the shoot­down of the Malaysian air­lin­er, Robert decon­structs an Aus­tralian “60 Min­utes” pro­pa­gan­da piece that pur­ports to prove Russ­ian author­ship of the down­ing of the air­lin­er.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: analy­sis of the burn­ing alive of anti-gov­ern­ment pro­test­ers by Nazi pun­ish­er bat­tal­ions; the assas­si­na­tion of crit­ics of the Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment; Ukrain­ian-Amer­i­can Natal­ie Jaresko’s assump­tion of the finance min­istry of Ukraine; Jaresko’s finan­cial chi­canery while work­ing for U.S. intel­li­gence cutout AID; for­mer Geor­gian pres­i­dent Mikhail Saakashvil­i’s appoint­ment as gov­er­nor of Odessa; the import of ISIS-linked Chechens to fight along­side the Nazi for­ma­tions in Ukraine; analy­sis of the Maid­an sniper shoot­ings as a provo­ca­tion.


FTR #886 What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “The Earth Island Boogie?,” Part 3: Geopolitical Quicksand

Ana­lyz­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ty that Amer­i­can use of Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Islamists as proxy war­riors and armed her­alds of cor­po­ratist free-mar­ket eco­nom­ic val­ues might back­fire on the Unit­ed States, we look at the devel­op­ment of ISIS, the curi­ous Turk­ish about-face on the Fetul­lah Gulen orga­ni­za­tion and fall­out from the so-called “Arab Spring.” Begin­ning with dis­cus­sion of a “dooms­day” con­tin­gency plan con­coct­ed by al-Qae­da and Sad­dam Hus­sein to back each oth­er up mil­i­tar­i­ly in the event either or both were over­thrown by the U.S., we exam­ine the promi­nent role of for­mer mem­bers of Sad­dam’s offi­cer corps in admin­is­ter­ing ISIS. ISIS and al-Qae­da are hold­ing forth in Libya, which is serv­ing as a base for spread­ing their oper­a­tions into Africa. Like the bloody Syr­i­an civ­il war, the over­throw of Khadafy (which set the stage for the Islamist pres­ence in Libya) is an out­growth of the so-called “Arab Spring”–one of the “con­ga-line ops” we high­light­ed in FTR #885. Much of the pro­gram high­lights the oper­a­tions of the Fetul­lah Gulen orga­ni­za­tion in Turkey. Alleged to be a CIA front orga­ni­za­tion and Islam­ic extrem­ist in nature, the Gulen orga­ni­za­tion was for­mer­ly an ally of Tayyip Erdo­gan. Now, it is among his most bit­ter oppo­nents. Pro­gram High­lights Include: review of Hitler’s view that Islamists were a cru­cial Third Reich ally; review of a crit­i­cal meet­ing in Switzer­land at which promi­nent Euro-fas­cists and al-Taqwa direc­tor Ahmed Huber met; spec­u­la­tion that the Swiss “Euro-fas­cist” sum­mit may have helped gen­er­ate the intel­li­gence dis­in­for­ma­tion that helped lure the Bush admin­is­tra­tion into the ill-advised Iraq war; “ex” CIA offi­cer Gra­ham Fuller’s ridicule of the alle­ga­tion that the Gulen orga­ni­za­tion is a CIA front orga­ni­za­tion; the close con­nec­tions between Erdo­gan’s AKP Par­ty, Ger­many and the EU.


Nazis in Ukraine, Hypocrisy Elsewhere, Including Israel

Address­ing the Knes­set (Israel’s par­lia­ment), Ukrain­ian pres­i­dent Petro Poroshenko recent­ly gave a pro-for­ma apol­o­gy for the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Ukraini­ans in the Holo­caust. Israel is among the coun­tries that glossed over Poroshenko’s hon­or­ing of the OUN/B exe­cu­tion­ers at Babi Yar (right). The recent elec­tion of a Nazi may­or in a Ukrain­ian town should sur­prise no one. All of the con­tents of this web­site as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of video­taped lec­tures are avail­able on a 32GB flash dri­ve. Dave offers his pro­grams and arti­cles for free–your sup­port is very much appre­ci­at­ed.


FTR #881 Turkey Shoot: Sleepwalking into World War III

This broad­cast fea­tures Pierre Sprey’s analy­sis of the shoot­down of a Russ­ian Su-24 fight­er plane, alleged­ly after vio­lat­ing Turk­ish air space. (Sprey was one of the devel­op­ers of the F‑16.) Sprey’s analy­sis can be summed up: ” . . . Look­ing at the detailed Russ­ian time­line of what happened—as well as the much less detailed Turk­ish radar maps—I’d say the evi­dence looks pret­ty strong that the Turks were set­ting up an ambush. They cer­tainly weren’t doing any­thing that would point to a rou­tine air patrol along the bor­der. . . .” Sprey’s break­down of the event notes that: the area being attacked by the Su-24’s was a base for Turk­ish-backed Nus­ra Front and ISIS fight­ers and eth­nic Turks; the Russ­ian planes were not attacked on their first pass, alleged­ly over­fly­ing a small piece of Turk­ish ter­ri­to­ry extend­ing into Syr­ia; the Russ­ian planes were attacked on their sec­ond attack on the area, well inside of Syr­i­an ter­ri­to­ry; the Turk­ish F‑16’s were loi­ter­ing below Syr­i­an and Russ­ian radar, burn­ing much fuel; the Turk­ish F‑16s were refu­eled by tanker planes to, and from, the tar­get area; the F‑16s were under Turk­ish ground con­trol; the F‑16s flew straight to an appar­ent ambush point; the Turk­ish air­craft then rose up to ide­al fir­ing posi­tion, after which they exe­cut­ed a hard right turn, div­ing below Syr­i­an and Russ­ian radar and vio­lat­ing Syr­i­an air space; the F‑16s did not con­tact the Russ­ian air­craft, as required by inter­na­tion­al pro­to­col; Turk­ish ground con­trol may well have broad­cast a warn­ing on a fre­quen­cy they knew the Russ­ian air­craft could not hear; Russ­ian anti-air­craft mis­siles installed in Syr­ia to guard against a future inci­dent of this type can fire two hun­dred miles into Turkey, per­haps set­ting the stage for World War III.


FTR #880 The ISIS File: The Myth of the Moderates

Con­tin­u­ing our analy­sis of an over­lap­ping series of mas­sive covert oper­a­tions in the Earth Island uti­liz­ing Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-based Sun­ni jihadists and inter­sect­ing Pan-Turk­ist ele­ments, we ana­lyze the gen­e­sis of ISIS. Stem­ming from a covert oper­a­tion in which ele­ments of CIA, Sau­di Ara­bia, Turkey and Qatar and the Syr­i­an Mus­lim Broth­er­hood are oper­at­ing in South­ern Turkey to enable jihadists in Syr­ia, ISIS appears to be some­thing of a Franken­stein’s mon­ster. Envi­sioned as a Salafist prin­ci­pal­i­ty in East­ern Syr­ia to desta­bi­lize the Assad regime, the Islam­ic State used AQI (Al-Qae­da in Iraq) infra­struc­ture to spread into Iraq, threat­en­ing the “gains” of the mis­guid­ed U.S. inva­sion of that coun­try. Now, this Islamist Franken­stein’s mon­ster is attack­ing the West, dri­ving the polit­i­cal spec­trum in Europe and the Unit­ed States right­ward. That reac­tion, in turn, is fuel­ing Mus­lim alien­ation to the delight and ben­e­fit of ISIS. Pro­gram High­lights Include: ISIS chief Al-Baghradi’s “for­mer” mem­ber­ship in the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood; the deci­sive role of Chechen fight­ers in ISIS; the alliance of UNA-UNSO fight­ers (Pravy Sek­tor) in Chech­nya and Geor­gia; ISIS’s use of Bit­coin to stash their finan­cial assets; ISIS’s use of an encrypt­ed Berlin-based mes­sag­ing ser­vice for its com­mu­niques; an oblique endorse­ment of ISIS by the chief of Turk­ish intel­li­gence; review of the re-direc­tion of the anti-Sovi­et jihadist effort in Afghanistan to anti-Russ­ian com­bat in Chech­nya; review of Zbig­niew Brzezin­ski’s endorse­ment of using jihadists against Rus­sia in the Cau­ca­sus and Chi­na in cen­tral Asia.


FTR #879 Further Update on Pan-Turkism, Islamism and the Earth Island Boogie

As the title indi­cates, this broad­cast con­tin­ues analy­sis of the grow­ing con­flu­ence of Mus­lim-Broth­er­hood dom­i­nat­ed Islamism and Pan-Turk­ist ele­ments, this against the back­ground of the mount­ing hos­til­i­ties over­tak­ing the region. After repeat­ing a quote from Zbig­niew Brzezin­s­ki read by Eliz­a­beth Gould in FTR #872 propos­ing to use Islamists to desta­bi­lize post-Cold War Rus­sia and Chi­na, we high­light an arti­cle detail­ing Turk­ish mil­i­tary sup­port for Turk­men mili­tia and over­lap­ping Nus­ra Front (al-Qae­da) and ISIS com­bat­ants in Syr­ia. Turkey’s recent shoot­down of a Russ­ian com­bat jet appears to have result­ed from Turk­ish air cov­er for the so-called “mod­er­ates” in Syr­ia. Much of the first half of the pro­gram con­sists of analy­sis of an arti­cle exam­in­ing how U.S. mil­i­tary inter­ven­tions of recent decades have helped install Islamist regimes in place of sec­u­lar ones–this in areas that had once been part of the Ottoman Empire. As not­ed by the author, Ger­many is a qui­et, prin­ci­pal bene­fac­tor of the U.S. action. In our series about the so-called “Arab Spring.” (we call it “The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Spring”), we not­ed that Erdo­gan’s Turkey was not a “mod­er­ate” Islam­ic democ­ra­cy at all, but a Mus­lim Broth­er­hood autoc­ra­cy evolved from the al-Taqwa milieu. Even many Turk­ish cit­i­zens are now open­ly charg­ing Erdo­gan with being a fas­cist. As we see Grey Wolf ele­ments work­ing in Syr­ia, Asia and (in all prob­a­bil­i­ty) in Ukraine, we should not for­get that Turkey is also a NATO coun­try. The pro­gram con­cludes with a re-broad­cast of FTR #59, high­light­ing the Grey Wolves’ role as the Turk­ish “Stay Behind” forces. Oper­a­tion Stay Behind was a NATO pro­gram to use fas­cist for­ma­tions as reserve gueril­la forces, to be used either in the event of World War III or against a demo­c­ra­t­i­cal­ly-elect­ed left­ist gov­ern­ment in Europe. Not sur­pris­ing­ly, the Stay Behind forces often pre­cip­i­tat­ed ter­ror attacks and assas­si­na­tions in their host coun­tries.