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FTR #800 Meet the New Boss(es), Same as the Old Boss(es): Update on Ukraine

Con­tin­u­ing our ongo­ing cov­er­age of the Ukrain­ian cri­sis, the pro­gram begins with an exam­i­na­tion of the con­ti­nu­ity of the OUN/B Third Reich col­lab­o­ra­tionist milieu through the decades. The “new” Pres­i­dent Petro Poroshenko is advised by a team of polit­i­cal vetarns, includ­ing Roman Zvarych (“Svarych”), the per­son­al sec­re­tary to OUN/B head Jaroslav Stet­sko and a right-hand man to his wid­ow and suc­ces­sor Sla­va Stet­sko. Svarych served as Min­is­ter of Jus­tice in both Tym­noshenko gov­ern­ments, as well as under Vik­tor Yuschenko. The Con­gress of Ukrain­ian Nation­al­ists, co-found­ed by Sla­va Stet­sko and Zvarych, has served as a cen­tral ele­ment in Ukrain­ian polit­i­cal coali­tions, embody­ing the con­ti­nu­ity of the OUN/B through­out the short his­to­ry of post-Sovi­et Ukraine. In addi­tion to retain­ing Swo­bo­da’s Andriy Paru­biy as Ukraine’s top defense offi­cial, Poroshenko is imple­ment­ing the EU aus­ter­i­ty doc­trine, con­tin­u­ing the bru­tal civ­il war and open­ing up Ukraine to Ger­man invest­ment. The U.S. and EU are endors­ing frack­ing and fos­sil fuel pro­duc­tion to sab­o­tage the Russ­ian econ­o­my and Pres­i­dent Putin’s gov­ern­ment.


A Lot of “Poloney”: Arafat Murdered according to (Ahem) Al Jazeera

The Arafat poi­son­ing report is an Al Jazeera project from start to fin­ish, with a for­mer spook pre­sid­ing over the project. Polo­ni­um 210 has a half-life of 138 days (!), ren­der­ing detec­tion of alleged poi­son­ing with the sub­stance remote at this point in time. Experts on radi­a­tion poi­son­ing and polo­ni­um 210 dis­miss the find­ings. A Russ­ian inves­ti­ga­tion ini­tial­ly found no polo­ni­um. Al Jazeer­a’s rela­tion­ship with the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood becomes clear­er, with the net­work financ­ing the liv­ing quar­ters of exiled Egypt­ian allies of Mor­si. UPDATED ON 12/3/2013.


Looking Ahead to the Olympics: Bandar Bush and The German “Lord of the Rings”

Indi­cat­ing that the Saud­is had con­trol of the Chechen Islam­ic ter­ror­ists who have bedev­iled Rus­sia, Prince Ban­dar (head of Sau­di intel­li­gence and nick­named “Ban­dar Bush”) made what could be con­strued as a Mafia-like threat of pro­tec­tion or vio­lence if the Rus­sians should fail to cease sup­port for Syr­i­a’s Assad. Thomas Bach, the new head of the Inter­na­tion­al Olympic Com­mit­tee, is close­ly linked with Siemens. He also worked for Adi­das. Bach is a pro­tege of Juan Anto­nio Sama­ranch, a pre­vi­ous head of the IOC and a Span­ish fas­cist.


Curveball II: Is the BND (German Intelligence) Gaming the Syrian Civil War? (Another Good Reason NOT to Intervene in Syria)

BND, the Ger­man intel­li­gence ser­vice claims they can con­firm Assad’s use of chem­i­cal weapons. BND oper­ates a com­mu­ni­ca­tions intel­li­gence-gath­er­ing ship off the coast in that area (pic­tured at right.) Pre­vi­ous­ly, BND han­dled “Curve­ball,” a key source of dis­in­for­ma­tion about the Iraq war. Prince Ban­dar is alleged to have armed the rebels with chem­i­cal weapons. The polit­i­cal devel­op­ments are ben­e­fit­ing Ger­many and the Under­ground Reich.


The Company they Keep: Mearsheimer, Walt and “The Socialism of Fools”

Co-author of a con­tro­ver­sial book on the Israel Lob­by, John Mearsheimer has run pro­fes­sion­al inter­fer­ence for a wild-eyed anti-Semi­te and Hitler apol­o­gist named Gilad Atz­mon. Atz­mon’s views would make Goebbels blush. In addi­tion to endors­ing Mearsheimer’s sup­port for Atz­mon, Stephen Walt has con­tributed to a pub­li­ca­tion open­ly affil­i­at­ed with Hamas and giv­ing access to medieval anti-Semi­tes of Atz­mon’s ilk.


Now THAT’s Comedy! Beppe Grillo’s Counter-Culture Fascism

Italy’s recent elec­tions saw the Five Stars Move­ment of come­di­an Beppe Gril­lo win­ning a share of the vote that will enable it to play a key role in form­ing the next coali­tion gov­ern­ment. There are indi­ca­tions of the par­ty’s sym­pa­thy for fas­cism and neo-fas­cism. Not sur­pris­ing­ly, Gril­lo appears to be anti-Semit­ic as well.


Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: I Told You So, Part 4 (Democracy Muslim Brotherhood Style, Part 4)

Man­i­fest­ing the agen­da of the Mus­lim Brotherhood–an Islam­ic fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion allied with the Axis in World War II, Mohamed Mor­si is behav­ing in a pre­dictable fash­ion. Mor­si’s gov­ern­ment is attempt­ing to cen­sor pop­u­lar media. The reforms desired by the Egypt­ian peo­ple have proved illu­so­ry. Tor­ture con­tin­ues to the rou­tine of the secu­ri­ty forces.


German Government’s Close, post-Attack Relationship with Perpetrators of the 1972 Olympics Massacre

Ger­man diplo­mats main­tained a cozy rela­tion­ship with the Black Sep­tem­ber ter­ror­ists respon­si­ble for the 1972 mas­sacre of Israeli ath­letes at the Munich Sum­mer Olympics. Express­ing sym­pa­thy for the Pales­tini­ans, they nev­er made a seri­ous attempt at extra­dit­ing the ter­ror­ists behind the attack. A num­ber of con­tra­dic­tions are evi­dent in exam­in­ing the record of the events, includ­ing a dis­crep­an­cy in the num­ber of ter­ror­ists actu­al­ly involved in the inci­dent, the Ger­man secu­ri­ty forces’ lack of rifles at the air­port (they were plan­ning to snipe the ter­ror­ists at the air­port), and the Ger­mans’ refusal of coop­er­a­tion by Israeli intel­li­gence and secu­ri­ty forces.


Germans Had Prior Warning about Olympics Massacre

Ger­man author­i­ties had a warn­ing three weeks before the Olympics mas­sacre of 1972. With secu­ri­ty head­ed by an offi­cer of the BND, the final incar­na­tion of the Gehlen “Org” and with neo-Nazis assist­ing the Pales­tin­ian ter­ror­ists, this comes as no sur­prise. The BND Olympics secu­ri­ty chief has also been accused of stag­ing provo­ca­tions and pro­vid­ing an ali­bi for a Nazi leader in the 1980 Okto­ber­fest bomb­ing.


German Nazi Participation in 1972 Olympics Massacre

Ger­man neo-Nazis aid­ed in the 1972 Olympics mas­sacre in Munich. To what extent might they have con­spired with Ger­man intel­li­gence and law enforcement,both of which have a his­to­ry of com­plic­i­ty with Nazi ter­ror­ism? Might some of these ele­ments have been com­plic­it with oth­er ter­ror­ist inci­dents?