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FTR #891 How Might Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty Have Viewed Edward Snowden? (The Foxes Aren’t Guarding the Henhouse, They ARE the Henhouse, Part 2: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook)

One of the most inci­sive crit­ics of the CIA was the late [U.S. Air Force] Colonel L. Fletch­er Prouty. Cho­sen by Allen Dulles to set up “focal point” func­tions for CIA with­in oth­er agen­cies of the U.S. gov­ern­ment, Prouty was instru­men­tal in the cre­ation of what he called a “Secret Team”–the title of his 1969 book about “The Agency.” Dulles’ secret net­work infil­trat­ed the mil­i­tary, the State Depart­ment, the FAA and even the White House. Look­ing at CIA offi­cer Edward Snow­den’s activ­i­ties, Prouty would NOT have tak­en them at face val­ue and would have seen them against the back­ground of the sub-rosa activ­i­ties with which he was famil­iar and had helped cre­ate, weigh­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ty that Snow­den was oper­at­ing against NSA on behalf of CIA. Much of the pro­gram details the sab­o­tage of Fran­cis Gary Pow­ers’ U‑2 spy plane in 1960 on the eve of a sum­mit con­fer­ence between then U.S. Pres­i­dent Dwight Eisen­how­er and Sovi­et Pre­mier Niki­ta Khr­uschev. Dis­patched against the spe­cif­ic orders of Dwight Eisen­how­er, the U‑2 appears to have been delib­er­ate­ly sab­o­taged. The inci­dent led to the can­cel­la­tion of the sum­mit con­fer­ence and the neu­tral­iza­tion of detente between the Sovi­et Union and the Unit­ed States. Prouty would have not­ed that Edward Snow­den was work­ing for the CIA when he under­took his leak­ing oper­a­tion. Prouty would also have not­ed Snow­den’s extreme right-wing views and would not have tak­en his activ­i­ties at face val­ue. Snow­den’s jour­ney to Hong Kong frus­trat­ed Pres­i­dent Oba­ma’s attempts at resolv­ing U.S. and Chi­nese elec­tron­ic spy­ing and hack­ing. Snow­den’s Chi­na sojourn also antic­i­pat­ed U.S. mil­i­tary and eco­nom­ic pres­sure on Chi­na. Snow­den’s jour­ney from Chi­na to Rus­sia led to the can­cel­la­tion of a sum­mit con­fer­ence between Oba­ma and Putin and end­ed the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion’s “reboot with Rus­sia.” The Snow­den “op” pre­ced­ed the Maid­an covert oper­a­tion and atten­dant Ukrain­ian civ­il war, as well as West­ern eco­nom­ic pres­sure on Rus­sia. As a trained intel­li­gence offi­cer, Prouty would have not­ed that the 1.7 mil­lion doc­u­ments (2.7 mil­lion by some accounts) pur­loined by Snow­den fun­da­men­tal­ly com­pro­mised NSA, per­haps to pre­vent whis­tle-blow­ing on CIA use of Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-relat­ed Islamists as proxy war­riors and her­alds of cor­po­ratist eco­nom­ics in what Mr. Emory calls “The Earth Island Boo­gie.” The pro­gram con­cludes with dis­cus­sion of the intel­li­gence con­nec­tions of the very pri­va­cy activists who are sup­pos­ed­ly opposed to U.S. gov­ern­ment elec­tron­ic sur­veil­lance. Are Snow­den and those so-called “pri­va­cy activists” actu­al­ly “focal point” per­son­nel in the net­works set up for Allen Dulles by Prouty? Pro­gram High­lights Include: Tor net­work devel­op­er and “pri­va­cy activist” Jacob Apple­baum’s links with U.S. intel­li­gence asset Gene Sharp; Gene Sharp’s sem­i­nal role in the so-called “col­or rev­o­lu­tions,” some of which are fea­tured in “The Earth Island Boo­gie;” the links of Apple­baum and oth­er “pri­va­cy activists” with the Broad­cast­ing Board of Gov­er­nors, a long-time CIA and State Depart­ment cut-out; review of Apple­baum’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in “L’Af­faire Snow­den;” so-called “pri­va­cy activists’ ” advo­ca­cy of apps and net­works devel­oped by the BBG.


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.


FTR #885 What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “The Earth Island Boogie?,” Part 2: “The Conga-Line ‘Ops’ ”

For most of this decade, Mr. Emory has ana­lyzed an over­lap­ping series of “ops” that have deter­mined much of con­tem­po­rary polit­i­cal real­i­ty. At the epi­cen­ter of this dynam­ic is the Earth Island. “The Earth Island Boo­gie” embraces an over­lap­ping series of “ops” includ­ing: the so-called “Orange Rev­o­lu­tion” of Ukraine, Wik­iLeaks, the so-called “Arab Spring,” “L’Af­faire Snow­den” and the Maid­an coup of 2014. ISIS is a direct out­growth of the so-called “Arab Spring.” This broad­cast presents a detailed overview of “the con­ga-line ‘ops,’ ” fea­tur­ing links to key text excerpts pro­vid­ing longer analy­sis of these dynam­ics.


FTR #884 What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “The Earth Island Boogie”?, Part 1 (Turkish Taffy, Part 4)

Clar­i­fy­ing and fur­ther devel­op­ing analy­sis of geopo­lit­i­cal dis­cus­sion from both pre­vi­ous and future broad­casts, this pro­gram details the devel­op­ing Islam­ic fas­cism of Turkey’s Tayyip Erdo­gan. Both a NATO coun­try and Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-derived Islamist in nature, Turkey is also man­i­fest­ing aggres­sive mil­i­tarism. Silenc­ing oppo­si­tion press and legal inves­ti­ga­tors who have dis­cov­ered his sup­port for Islam­ic ter­ror­ists, Erdo­gan is propos­ing sweep­ing con­sti­tu­tion­al changes and invok­ing Hitler’s Ger­many as polit­i­cal prece­dent. Erdo­gan’s AK Par­ty evolved from the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and the Bank al-Taqwa milieu. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Erdo­gan’s AK Par­ty’s links with Ger­many and the EU; Turkey’s dis­patch of troops into Iraq, against the wish­es of the Iraqi gov­ern­ment; Hitler’s polit­i­cal last will and tes­ta­ment, envi­sion­ing Islamists as proxy war­riors to ful­fill his polit­i­cal agen­da; review of Zbig­niew Brzezin­ski’s endorse­ment of Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-derived Islamists as proxy war­riors against Rus­sia in the Cau­ca­sus and Chi­na in Cen­tral Asia.


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.


FTR #878 Update on Pan-Turkism, Islamism and the Earth Island Boogie

In recent years, we have not­ed grow­ing con­flu­ence between Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-based Islamism and Pan-Turk­ist ele­ments. In addi­tion to their util­i­ty as proxy war­riors against the for­mer Sovi­et Union, the for­mer Yugoslavia, Rus­sia and con­tem­po­rary Chi­na, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood is viewed with favor in the West because of its cor­po­ratist eco­nom­ics. As events in Ukraine, the Mid­dle East and Asia con­tin­ue to heat up, the Islamist/­Pan-Turk­ist con­nec­tion appears to be solid­i­fy­ing. The “cement” that is bring­ing them togeth­er appears to be ele­ments of West­ern intel­li­gence, the Under­ground Reich/transnational cor­po­rate fac­tion of the CIA in par­tic­u­lar. We are now see­ing Islamist/­Pan-Turk­ist com­bat­ants active all around the Earth Island: Grey Wolf-linked com­bat­ants work­ing with ele­ments of CIA in Syr­ia, backed by Turkey, Sau­di Ara­bia and Qatar and hav­ing exe­cut­ed a Russ­ian pilot who bailed out of his jet shot down by a Turk­ish F‑16; Chechen/I­SIS-linked fight­ers in Ukraine fight­ing under Pravy Sek­tor com­mand; Crimean Tatars backed by Turkey and col­lab­o­rat­ing with Pravy Sek­tor sab­o­tag­ing the Crimean pow­er grid, water sup­ply and road traf­fic and Grey Wolves work­ing with the al-Qae­da-linked Uighurs in Chi­na (appar­ent­ly author­ing a ter­ror­ist bomb­ing in Thai­land direct­ed against Chi­nese tourists). With Pan-Turk­ist Islamists fight­ing against Rus­sia in Ukraine and against Chi­na in fos­sil-fuel-rich Xin­jiang Province and Thai­land, it is dif­fi­cult not to see the hand of the Under­ground Reich fac­tion of CIA at work. Much of the pro­gram con­sists of a re-broad­cast of part of AFA #14 talk­ing about the for­mer World Anti-Com­mu­nist League and the pow­er­ful Pan-Turk­ist ele­ment with­in the Anti-Bol­she­vik Bloc of Nations. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Pan-Turk­ist col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Third Reich and the pre-war Promethean League; Nation­al Action Par­ty founder Alparsan Turkes’ agi­ta­tion on behalf of Turk­ish entry into World War II on the side of the Axis; Turkes’ role as a key Turk­ish rep­re­sen­ta­tive to NATO; the Turk­ish gov­ern­ment of Tayyip Erdo­gan’s overt sup­port for the Crimean Tatars as well as the Turk­men mili­tia in Syr­ia; Pan-Turk­ist SS vet­er­an Ruzy Nazar’s work for ele­ments of CIA and his pres­ence at the WACL con­fer­ence in Dal­las in 1984 as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the ABN.


FTR #872 Interview with Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald about Zbigniew Brzezinski, Afghanistan’s Untold Story and the Ukraine Crisis

Revis­it­ing Eliz­a­beth Gould and Paul Fitzger­ald, co-authors of “Invis­i­ble His­to­ry: Afghanistan’s Untold Sto­ry,” we exam­ine Zbig­niew Brzezin­ski’s role in lur­ing the Sovi­et Union into the first Afghan war, and his promi­nent role as a geopo­lit­i­cal the­o­reti­cian behind the Ukrain­ian cri­sis. Seek­ing to give the USSR “their Viet­nam,” Brzezin­s­ki delib­er­ate­ly set the stage for the war that ulti­mate­ly led to the cre­ation of al-Qae­da. See­ing Ukraine as a key to con­trol of Eura­sia and the World Island or Earth Island, Cit­i­zen Brzezin­s­ki has been a lead­ing advo­cate for West­ern involve­ment in Ukraine. His son Ian has advo­cat­ed for loos­en­ing the chain of com­mand gov­ern­ing the use of nuclear weapons. Pro­gram High­lights Include: review of the cor­po­ratist eco­nom­ic phi­los­o­phy of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood; CIA offi­cer Gra­ham Fuller’s role in the pre­cip­i­ta­tion of the first Afghan war; dis­cus­sion of the Rock­e­feller milieu and its role in spawn­ing Brzezin­s­ki, as well as Hen­ry Kissinger; review of the role of ISIS-linked Chechen fight­ers in the fight­ing in Ukraine; review of the Amer­i­can vio­la­tion of a promise made to Gor­bachev not to expand NATO up to the Russ­ian bor­der; review of the Boston Marathon Bomb­ing, which appears to have been “blow­back” from an appar­ent covert oper­a­tion in the Cau­ca­sus.


FTR #863 9/11, The Muslim Brotherhood and the Earth Island Boogie, Part 2

Stretch­ing from the Straits of Gibral­tar, all across Europe, most of the Mid­dle East, Eura­sia, Rus­sia, Chi­na and India, that stretch of land known as the “Earth Island”: com­pris­es most of the world’s land mass; con­tains most of the world’s pop­u­la­tion and most of the world’s nat­ur­al resources (includ­ing oil and nat­ur­al gas.) Geopoliti­cians have long seen con­trol­ling that land mass as the key to world dom­i­na­tion. In this broad­cast, we exam­ine what might be termed polit­i­cal strange bed­fel­lows grouped togeth­er against Rus­sia and Chi­na and advanc­ing an appar­ent Under­ground Reich and cor­po­ratist agen­da in parts of Rus­sia and Chi­na. In addi­tion to the Tibetan Bud­dhist milieu of the Dalai Lama, Uighur Mus­lims asso­ci­at­ed with Al Qae­da and the Pan-Turk­ist move­ment are ranked togeth­er under the ban­ner of the UNPO and the House of Hab­s­burg. Active in Ukraine, part of the Aus­tro-Hun­gar­i­an Empire for cen­turies, the Hab­s­burgs appear to be a coor­di­nat­ing exec­u­tive ele­ment mobi­liz­ing the diverse eth­nic groups work­ing against Rus­sia and Chi­na. Pro­gram High­lights Include: OUN/B oper­a­tive Paula Dobri­an­sky’s con­trol of the Tibet Desk at the State Depart­ment; Uighur links to Al Qae­da and oth­er Mus­lim Broth­er­hood off­shoots; review of the Dalai Lama’s his­tor­i­cal rela­tion­ships with the SS and the CIA; review of Peter Lev­en­da’s con­cept of “weaponized reli­gion;” sup­port for the Uighurs by the Pan-Turk­ist and fas­cist Nation­al Action Par­ty; Erkin Altep­kin’s alliances with the Hab­s­burg milieu, the Dalai Lama and ele­ments of West­ern intel­li­gence; the grow­ing pres­ence of ISIS-affil­i­at­ed fight­ers from Chech­nya in the Ukrain­ian con­flict.