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FTR #761 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 7: Why the NSA Should Be Spying on Germany and Its Chancellor

This pro­gram high­lights German/Underground Reich con­nec­tions to both the 9/11 attacks and the Okla­homa City bomb­ing. Of par­tic­u­lar sig­nif­i­cance is Ernst Uhrlau: chief of Ham­burg police at the time Ger­man intel­li­gence had the 9/11 cell under sur­veil­lance, appoint­ed coor­di­na­tor of intel­li­gence for the Ger­man chan­cel­lor in 1998 and head of the BND in 2005. The son of Chan­cel­lor Kohl’s chief of staff may have mas­ter­mind­ed the Okla­homa City bomb­ing and BND may well have been manip­u­lat­ing Mohamed Atta.

Memo to Merkel: Get a Grip!

It should come as no sur­prise that the NSA would tar­get Ger­many as a “hot spot” for elec­tron­ic sur­veil­lance. We call atten­tion to Ernst Uhrlau, chief of police in Ham­burg dur­ing the time Ger­man intel­li­gence had the Ham­burg cell of 9/11 hijack­ers under sur­veil­lance, lat­er spe­cial advis­er to Chan­cel­lor Hel­mut Kohl on intel­li­gence mat­ters (the son of whose chief of staff may have mas­ter­mind­ed the Okla­homa City bomb­ing), and even­tu­al­ly head of the BND! UPDATED ON 10/30/2013.

Snowden’s Ride, Part 10: The Beginning of World War III?

The lat­est devel­op­ments in L’Af­faire Snow­den are alarm­ing, and pre­dictable. We spec­u­lat­ed that BND would decou­ple from NSA’s spy­ing pro­gram. That has now hap­pened. We pre­dict­ed that Eddie the Friend­ly Spook’s psy-op would lead to pro­found dam­age to U.S. inter­net busi­ness and the econ­o­my. That appears to be devel­op­ing. The reg­u­la­tion of the Inter­net may be going in the direc­tion that Rus­sia and Chi­na have endorsed, lend­ing depth to our under­stand­ing of Snow­den’s trav­el to both countries–nations that are less than con­ducive to inter­net free­dom. IMPORTANT UPDATES ON 8/3/2013, 8/14/2013..

Planet of the Apps: On the Subject of those “Shocking” Disclosures about NSA/GCHQ Electronic Surveillance (Y‑A-W‑N!)

What is sig­nif­i­cant about the PRISM func­tion is its prob­a­ble dual-use by the Palan­tir firm of Peter Thiel. Thiel–asociated with the Koch Broth­ers Cato institute–hates Oba­ma. MIGHT THE THIEL CAMP HAVE LEAKED THIS INFORMATION?! Leak­ing jour­nal­ist Glenn Green­wald is pro­fes­sion­al­ly asso­ci­at­ed with the Cato Insti­tute. Oba­ma’s FBI nom­i­nee is the for­mer gen­er­al coun­sel for a Palan­tir client. IMPORTANT UPDATES ON 6/8/2013 and 6/15/2013.

Benghazi, David Petraeus, Michael J. Morell and the Destabilization of the Obama Administration

Long pre­dict­ed in these quar­ters, the desta­bi­liza­tion of the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion is in full swing. With the GOP charg­ing that the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion was cov­er­ing-up warn­ings about ter­ror­ism in Libya, it now emerges that it was now-act­ing CIA direc­tor Michael J. Morell who delet­ed the ref­er­ences, in oppo­si­tion to the now-deposed David Petraeus.

I Told You So: Update on the “Muslim Brotherhood Spring,” The “Hacktober Surprise” and the Destabilization of Lee Harvey Obama

As fore­cast in the For The Record series deal­ing with Wik­iLeaks and mor­ph­ing into the “Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Spring,” the GOP is tar­ring Barack Oba­ma with the “soft on ter­ror­ism” brush–casting him as the sec­ond com­ing of Jim­my Carter. Attack­ing the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion for not hav­ing pre­vent­ed the lethal attack on the Libyan embassy, the GOP is explic­it­ly com­par­ing Oba­ma’s actions with Carter’s behav­ior dur­ing the Iran­ian hostage cri­sis. The avail­able evi­dence sug­gests that the “Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Spring” is a covert operation–the out­growth of a George Bush State Depart­ment reassess­ment and rap­proche­ment with the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, as well as an approach made to the Egypt­ian April 6 move­ment dur­ing the clos­ing days of Dubya’s sec­ond term.

Extracurricular Shenanigans Nothing New for Presidential Secret Service Detail

Carous­ing and wom­an­iz­ing by the White House Secret Ser­vice detail is noth­ing new. Some feel it may have led to the com­pro­mis­ing of the White House Secret Ser­vice detail in the run-up to Pres­i­dent Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion.

Eric Holder’s DOJ Subverts Don Siegelman Investigation

U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from Demo­c­rat for­mer Alaba­ma Gov­er­nor Don Siegel­man’s con­vic­tion. Attor­ney Gen­er­al Eric Hold­er’s Jus­tice Depart­ment opposed the Siegel­man brief. Hold­er worked for law firm that pro­tect­ed Karl Rove, impli­cat­ed in the Siegel­man affair.

Is Attorney General Eric Holder a Ringer for Karl Rove?

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Eric Hold­er’s for­mer law firm Cov­ing­ton & Burl­ing close to Karl Rove. Firm boast­ed that they active­ly with­held Rove’s e‑mails request­ed to inves­ti­gate the fed­er­al attor­ney fir­ing scan­dal.

Plane Speaking in D.C.

Remark­ably, small planes seem to be able to intrude into White House and Camp David air space, rather like dur­ing the Clin­ton years. Is Oba­ma receiv­ing a mes­sage?