Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Doug Valentine on the Assassination of Martin Luther King

Porkins Policy Radio episode 87 MLK Assassination 49 Years Later with Doug Valentine


Doug Valentine joins me to discuss the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. We begin by discussing Doug’s involvement with the King families civil case against alleged co-conspirator Loyd Jowers. Doug talks about how and why he was hired by King family lawyer William Pepper and the aspects that he was tasked with investigating. Doug discusses his time in Memphis interviewing witnesses to the crime, some of whom had never been questioned by police. Doug also describes the bigger meaning behind Kings murder, and how it represented the everyday murder of black Americans through out the country. We then move on to some of the specifics of the case itself. Doug and I explore some of the core pieces of evidence that point to a larger government conspiracy. Doug talks about Loyd Jowers and his connection with alleged assassin James Earl Ray, as well as how Ray was able to flee the country and travel around on fake passports. Doug describes how the Memphis police detail guarding King was removed and how at least one undercover police officer, Marrell McCollough, was inserted into the King entourage. Doug also goes into detail about the allegations that US Army personnel were stationed in the near by firehouse in order to film the assassination. Doug also touches on mafia involvement in the assassination, and the links this has to the CIA. We finish off the first hour by talking about the importance of the 1999 civil trial against Loyd Jowers. Doug and I talk about the significance of a jury being able to come to the conclusion that the government was capable of conspiring to murder Martin Luther King.
In the second hour I talk about a few more intriguing aspects of the King assassination. I talk about Reverend Billy Kyles bizarre Freudian slip in which he appears to admit foreknowledge of the murder. And I also elaborate on Marrell McCollough and the fact that he later worked for the CIA. I finish off the episode by discussing King’s greatest and most controversial speech, Beyond Vietnam. I talk about the significance of King’s assassination taking place on the one year anniversary of Beyond Vietnam. I also talk about King’s message that poverty, racism, materialism, and militarism are all intrinsically linked to one another. I finish off by discussing how the media has white-washed the legacy and radicalism of Martin Luther King.
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Show Notes:
Who Killed Martin Luther King? 
Deconstructing Kowalski 
Reverend Billy Kyles Freudian Slip 
King Conspiracy Theories Still Thrive 40 Years Later 
Beyond Vietnam Speech

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Old Nazis, New Right

The Coors Connection, Old Nazis, The New Right and The Republican Party: Fascist Lobbies in America



    Fascism is on the rise across the planet. However this is not necessarily a new phenomenon.  As Russ Bellant reveals in in his classic books “The Coors Connection” and “Old Nazis, The New Right, and the Republican Party” fascism has always been an active force in American politics. Bellant’s books also offer clues to the rise of fascism in places like Ukraine. Not only did the United States and Britain recruit fascist war criminals during and after World War 2 they  actually invited them to immigrate to the United States, Canada, Australia, and South America. As if that wasn’t shocking enough instead of these fascist war criminals hiding out and keeping a low profile they were instead incorporated into America’s Republican party and became a powerful lobby both during and after the cold war. They became a key element in the CIA psychological warfare campaign against the Soviet Union. Worse as the Soviet Union was being destroyed the CIA and the NED funded the return of these fascists to their homelands to recreate fascist parties. In the case of Croatia and more recently Ukraine they were with the help of the CIA and NED allowed to seize power. They were allowed to shape America’s Policy through lobbies like the American Security Council. They were part of a global network of fascist exiles, terrorists, death squads and drug dealers that made up the infamous World Anti-Communist League or WACL that I discussed in two earlier articles.

   However the power of America’s fascist lobbies did not only affect those living in Eastern Europe. As Russ Bellant discusses in the Coors Connection America’s home grown fascists were the true motor behind the Reagan Counter-Revolution of the 1980’s which sent America and the rest of the world on the path to the economic disaster we all face. One wealthy German-American family the Coors were able to reshape the entire country in the image of their own racist and reactionary views. Since the 1980’s New Deal reforms have been steadily rolled back, free market Fundamentalism has taken over world wide. Joe Coors and his rich friends had backed Ronald Reagan’s political rise since 1968 and was rewarded by becoming one of Reagan’s personal advisers becoming part of the “Kitchen Cabinet.” Of course there was more involved then just the Coors Family, and one  could of course write equally shocking accounts of other infamous wealthy families, like the Rockefellers or the DuPonts. Democracy is a sham because the views of the rich no matter how backwards or bigoted will always count for far more then the broad masses of the public. Indeed wealth allows them to shape the minds of the public through, the media, lobbies, politicians, and think tanks. Today George Soros and the Koch Brothers have become infamous for their political influence world wide. In the 1980’s it was the Coors Family that became the architects of the Reagan Counter-Revolution. They were  a key force in a vast right wing network that included both mainstream politicians, christian fundamentalists and out-right fascists. 


    The rise of the Coors family began in 1872 when German immigrant Adolph Coors set up a brewery in Golden, Colorado. In 1929 his son Adolph Coors jr. took over the company after his father “fell out of a window”. In 1970 Joe Coors and his brother William took over the company and it is with this era that Bellant’s book deals. Joe Coors and his children would fund an ever expanding number of lobbies, think tanks, political pressure groups, cults, racists, and media outlets to remake the world in their image. What were the political views of this dynasty? They were sexists, female family members were excluded from any role in managing the company instead they were expected to marry well. Thus the Coors family funded a number of groups that opposed the Equal Rights Amendment which barred gender discrimination. They funded groups that wanted to ban abortion and birth control. They saw feminism as a conspiracy to destroy western civilization. 

   The Coors family were also racists who wanted to destroy the gains of the civil rights movement. They desperately tried to resist hiring any black workers even attempting to mobilize their all white work force to resist. They funded groups closely tied with the KKK attempting to resist desegregation. They gave “Scientific Racist” Roger Pearson (a future WACL head) a key role in editing their journals and running their lobbies. They funded racist scientists through the Pioneer Fund in an attempt to prove blacks were racially inferior. Shockingly during the 1990’s the mainstream media would heavily promote the results of this pseudo-science in the form of the book “The Bell Curve.” They also hated immigrants especially Latinos and funded anti-immigrant groups. They even donated a Helicopter to the Denver police to help them terrorize the Latino community They hated unions and managed to destroy union after union in their plants. They also funded the “Right to Work” movement to work to destroy the power of Unions nationwide with disastrous effects for American Workers. 


   They were fundamentalist christians and helped create the Moral Majority of the 1980’s and laid the ground work for the George W. Bush years. They went further funding Christian  “shepherding” cults like The Word of God that wanted to abolish democracy and bring in theocracy and who controlled every aspect of their members lives. They even worked closely with the non-christian moonie cult who worshiped the Reverend Sun Myung Moon as a messiah and would be world dictator. The moonies were controlled by the Korean CIA and the Japanese Yakuza they had enormous lobbying power through bribery of politicians and providing them sexual favors opening them to blackmail. The Moonies owned the Washington Times which they used as a propaganda vehicle to support Reagan’s foreign policy. Again and again Coors network lobbies intertwined with Moon controlled groups like CAUSA. The Coors family even had close ties to new age cult leader Elizabeth Clare Prophet and her Church Universal and Triumphant.  Needless to say the Coors family hated gays and lesbians and funded efforts to prevent them from achieving equal rights. They even required their employees to take lie detector tests with detailed questions on the employees political views and sex lives meant to prevent homosexuals or even liberals from being hired. They funded groups that wanted to criminalize or even wipe out the gay community. They opposed environmental regulations and managed to poison a whole towns water supply. They wanted to destroy the public school system. They even tried to keep poor students from attending Universities. They funded groups like Accuracy in Media to harass and attempt to destroy those few journalists willing to report critically on the empires many crimes. 


   I could go on the Coors family opposed any form of progress and seemed to exemplify that other America that liberals tend to ignore. Unfortunately the Coors family and their allies were so successful in reshaping america’s political life and moving it to the right that the liberals of today are actually imitating the right wing fringe of the 1980’s with this new Russia-Gate fiasco and it’s talk of active measures and paranoia over russian spies although the roots of this madness of course go back to the Joe McCarthy era and even further back. Back in the 1980’s it was the Nuclear freeze movement , opposition to fascist death squads in Latin America, and opposition to Apartheid South Africa that could get you labeled a KGB dupe by any number of Coors family funded pressure groups. Today it is opposition to the wars in Ukraine or Syria or even to police shootings that will get one labeled a tool of Russian disinformation.  After Bush the Clintons continued the Reagan-Bush era policies of unlimited endless war and unfettered neo-liberal capitalism, just  as Obama would later continue the Bush II era policies of total surveillance, drone assassination and ever expanding war. The lunatic fringe has become the american political center which helps to explain the madness of the Empire of Chaos although of course the empire has always been insane and engaged in endless wars. The main change has been that for a time standards of living were rising within America  but since the 1970’s they have steadily declined.


   The Coors family was able to reshape American politics through a vast interlocking network of NGO’s with interlocking boards of directors with recurring names like Joseph Coors, Paul Weyrich and Richard Viguerie . Each NGO constantly spawned new NGO’S. Often they were single issue groups. You’ll have to buy Russ Bellant’s book to get a complete list as there were hundreds of groups with an alphabet soup of names often with innocuous sounding names like the Mountain State Legal Fund or the Federation for American Immigration Reform. For every new issue a new lobbying group could be formed. One Coors family associate compared their strategy to a tugboat instead of achieving a drastic change all at once instead they would nudge the debate year after year decade after decade a strategy that proved terrifyingly effective. Many of these NGOs and think tanks focused on foreign policy issues and were closely linked to both the CIA and the fascist groups tied to WACL like the Free Congress Foundation, the American Security Council and the Committee for Peace Through Strength. One of the most important is the Joe Coors founded Heritage Foundation from whose ranks Trump recently recruited many members to serve in his administration. British Nazi Roger Pearson was given a key role in the Heritage foundation. When Reagan came to power in 1980 the Heritage Foundation would write the blueprint for the new administration with it’s “Mandate for Leadership”. The Reagan Administration would recruit a number of this reports authors into the government. Two thirds of the reports thousands recommendations were put into law in the first year of the Reagan Administration. The Mandate for Leadership called for huge cuts in social spending and huge increases in defense spending. It also argued for a massive increase in covert warfare or low intensity warfare as they were calling it back then. They supported the exact same foreign policy goals as the CIA and General John Singlaub of WACL. Back in the 1980’s this meant supporting the fascist regimes of El Salvador and Guatemala in their wars on their own people as well as funding the fascist terrorist group the contras in Nicaragua. In Africa they supported Apartheid South Africa and it’s terrorist death squads RENAMO and UNITA which they along with the CIA were using to wage covert war on Mozambique and Angola. It also meant supporting the birth of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. 


    The Heritage Foundation would control a presidency another Coors created group would attempt to control the congress. This was the Free Congress Foundation headed by Paul Weyrich. It opposed civil rights, women’s rights, and gay rights. It helped create the Moral Majority headed by Rev. Jerry Fallwell. It recruited ambitious would be congressman via it’s leadership training program offering key campaign support from the Coors network in exchange for loyalty to the Free-Congress Foundation agenda. It would go on to play a key role in spreading fascism to eastern europe since Weyrich like the Coors family had close ties to the WACL network of fascists especially to Laszlo Pasztor of the Hungarian Arrow Cross. The Free Congress foundation was given an NED grant to expand into eastern europe helping to set up capitalist puppet states for the American empire and was also caught funneling money to revive fascist groups across eastern europe. They were closely linked to the drunken Russian puppet Boris Yeltsin and helped him seize power. Another key Coors backed group is the Council on National Policy founded by Tim LaHaye of the Moral Majority and later run by Tom Ellis an aide to Jesse Helms who also ran the racist Pioneer Fund. It was backed by Texas Billionaire  Nelson Bunker Hunt another key figure in the funding of American fascism. Oliver North and John Singlaub were on the board which interlocked closely with the Free Congress Foundation.  It’s activities are all top secret but of course pursues the same racist, fundamentalist, and war mongering agenda as the rest of the Coors network. One board member was is in the KKK another was convinced rock music was a communist conspiracy, another leads the group of escaped Nazi war criminals DANK. The Council on National Policy was created to be the John Birch Society answer to the Council on Foreign Relations.

   This is only scratching the surface of the Coors network but as we have seen it played a major role in shaping the Reagan Administration and hence the history of the world. Less influential but more shocking are the groups outlined in Russ Bellant’s other book “Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party” Thousands of fascist war criminals were brought to the US after World War 2 and were given help seizing control of their ethnic communities. The history of some of these groups like the White Russians, the Ukrainians, and the Germans actually went back to World War 1. America has mostly forgotten the German American Bund which used to parade through American cities in Nazi uniforms get into brawls and terrorize jewish neighborhoods. They were allied to the much more influential America First committee backed by wealthy patrons like Gen. Robert A. Wood chairman of Sears Roebuck. General Wood would go on to found the American Security Council. The Ukrainians were active as well engaging in espionage, sabotage, and terrorism on behalf of German intelligence. The white Russians brought with them the fraudulent Protocols of the Elders of Zion which was soon translated into english and sold across the country. Of course there were plenty of home grown fascist movements as well like the Silver Shirts. The problem grew far worse however after World War 2 when American and British intelligence absorbed the surviving SS and the members of the Nazi puppet governments as allies in their covert war on the Soviet Union. They had committed untold atrocities and carried out genocide. However they were immediately branded as brave freedom fighters and even as crusaders for human rights. Just like today anyone who dared to expose them was simply labeled a Russian propagandist or a communist dupe. In fact they would be closely involved in orchestrating the whole McCarthyite red Scare movement and Joe McCarthy himself defended the SS who were tried for killing their american prisoners of war during the Battle of the Bulge known as the Malmedy Massacre. The names of suspected communists Joe McCarthy used was provided by Col. John V. Grombach and his network of spies called the pond who were mostly SS men being run by SS General Karl Wolff. As I’ve often said the secret alliance between British and American intelligence with fascism is the key to understanding “The Cold War” yet has been largely suppressed from history despite being an open secret for decades. As Russ Bellant points out one of the major side effects of this alliance is the censorship of history and even worse the complete corruption of history. For example it is almost completely impossible to find an accurate account of World War 2 on the eastern front and the crimes of the Waffen SS. On the other hand history books are filled with lies about the soviet union as these escaped war criminals became the major source for cold war propaganda masquerading as the history of the Soviet Union. The crimes of fascists are covered up while the crimes of socialist countries are wildly exaggerated. 


   In part this falsification of history was both to protect these fascist allies and the empire that now employed them. This censorship has increased rather then decreased in the post Cold War era. For example when John Loftus book the Belarus Secret was published in the 1980’s it created a media firestorm but when it was republished a few years ago in uncensored form as  America’s Nazi Secret it received a complete press blackout. This was because America was working with the children and grandchildren of these fascists all over eastern europe especially in Ukraine as we have since seen. The tremendous ignorance of the general public of the role of these fascists in World War 2 where they carried out horrific genocides of Jews and other ethnic groups as well as carrying out brutal massacres of their own people who were resisting the nazi occupation allowed the press to pass off a fascist coup in Ukraine as a democratic revolution. This is how the new cold war began and just like the first one fascist play a major role. Groups like the Atlantic Council and the alliance for securing democracy work closely with Ukrainian fascists in stirring up anti-russian hysteria today. In Canada the Christina Granddaughter of a Ukrainian fascist even became a foreign minister and anyone who points out this embarrassing fact is accused of being part of a russian disinformation campaign. Canada became home to one of the largest groups of escaped Ukrainian war criminals and Freeland’s appointment shows that America is not the only country where these fascist émigrés were encouraged to amass immense domestic political power.

    In the United States a huge number of escaped fascist war criminals were resettled in the United States. They had played a vital role during the Holocaust helping the nazis round up and execute Jews, Communists, Serbs, Gypsies, Poles, and Russians. In exchange they were rewarded with political power becoming mayors, policemen, and often joining the Waffen SS. The Ukrainians of the OUN-B for example joined the 14th Waffen SS division the so called Gallician division. It was technically illegal for them to enter the country but Frank Wisner of the OPC made a secret deal with the immigration service ( The “Office of Policy Co-Ordination” run by Frank Wisner which carried out covert operations, coups and psychological warfare and was later incorporated into the CIA becoming a CIA within the CIA answering to Nazi collaborator Allen Dulles) It was Wisner who helped create the myth that the OUN had fought both the Nazis and the Soviets when in reality they had joined the SS en masse and carried out a brutal genocide, they were infamous for their habit of sawing their victims in half. The Republicans had expected to win the 1948 elections and blamed the Truman win on the democrats strong jewish support. They decided to counterbalance this support by settling fascist emigres across the country in key voting districts. They even helped them seize power. For example Bishop Valerian Trifa of the Romanian Iron Cross violently seized control of the Romanian church with the help of the FBI. Richard Nixon would have him offer the opening prayer for the senate in 1956. 


   Three future presidents would work closely with these Nazis Richard Nixon was in charge of the Republican Heritage groups in 1952 and would make them a permanent fixture in 1968 as a reward for his election victory. He would appoint Hungarian Fascist Laszlo Pasztor of the Arrow Cross to head it and Pasztor would still be around 2 decades later during the 1988 elections. Pasztor worked closely with Paul Weyrich of the Fee Congreess Foundation. Ronald Reagan would work closely with these groups during the 1950’s as the spokesman for the Crusade For Freedom a massive illegal CIA propaganda campaign aimed at the american public utilizing these fascist war criminals who hoped the US would put them back in power. After being elected President Reagan would continue to maintain friendly relations with these fascists sending warm letters to Ukrainian Fascist Yaroslav Stetsko of WACL telling him “your dream is our dream.” and even to “scientific racist” Roger Pearson. Reagan even paid his respects to the SS as president claiming that they were victims too. Finally of course there was George H. W. Bush his father Prescott Bush had worked with the Nazis. Bush would be in charge of the Republican Heritage Groups Council “Ethnic Outreach”program that employed these nazis as RNC chair during the 1970’s. Bellant would create a tiny scandal when his book was published showing the many nazis working on the Bush presidential campaign in 1988. Of course as a lifelong CIA man this was only the tip of the iceberg when it came to Bush’s fascist connections. The CIA needless to say was interlocked closely both with many of the groups that made up the Coors network which were often staffed by notorious “Ex” CIA men like Ray Cline and John Singlaub as well as with all the nazis of the Republican Heritage Groups Council or RHGC and of course the American Security Council and WACL. Future president Bush had the ardent support of both the CIA and the Nazis. Needless to say Trump is hardly the first fascist minded american president but is rather continuing with tradition by appointing the Fascist Sebastian Gorka as his adviser. 


   You’ll have to read Bellant’s book for a full account of the different fascist branches that made up the republican heritage councils. Of course one shouldn’t believe that the majority of these ethnic groups shared these fascist views. This is what makes the story so scandalous the GOP could easily have set up a perfectly respectable ethnic outreach program but instead choose to put the tiny fraction of hard core fascists in charge. Each group had it’s own separate branch except for blacks and jews both to avoid offending the nazis and for fear they might blow the whistle on this scandalous operation. In 1988 the groups were all still headed by fascists. Thus there were the Romanians of the Iron Cross like Valerian Trifa and Florian Galdau. The Hungarians like Laszlo Pasztor of the Iron Cross. The Bulgarians like Radi Slavoff. The Cossacks like Nicolas Nazarenko. The Slovaks like Method Balco whose dreams would come true when Czechoslovakia was split up in the aftermath of the cold war. For Belarus there was Walter Melianovich. There were the Croatians of the Ustahe as well who were so secretive Bellant couldn’t find much info on them and who were already plotting their return to power in Croatia which lead to the break up of Yugoslavia. 

He had much better luck digging up info on the Ukrainian fascists of the OUN-B lead by Yaroslav Stetsko. They had the Ukrainian Congress Committe of America as a front part of a global network of Ukrainian fascists. The Ukrainians were among the most powerful groups in the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations or ABN the WACL branch that united all the eastern european fascists world wide and which was headed by Lev Dobriansky whose daughter Paula Dobriansky was on Reagan’s National Security Council. Yaroslav Stetsko was invited to the White House to meet Reagan and Bush for a photo op. Both would also travel to pay homage to the Bodhan Fedorak and his Ukrainain cultural senter in Michigan. All were ardent fascists. Asian Americans were represented by the infamous Anna Chenault of the “China lobby” for KMT drug lords and whose husband had helped found what became Air America one of the most scandalous  chapters in the history of CIA drug trafficking. Italian Americans were represented by an equally dubious character Philip Guarino who had ties both to the Mafia and to the fascist P-2 Lodge the CIA backed free masonic lodge founded by Licio Gelli. P-2 was part of a vast scandal involving GLADIO false flag terror attacks, attempted coups, massive banking scandals, the vatican, the mafia, Italian Intelligence, drug dealing, and arms deals that has inspired a number of books and was tied to both watergate and Iran-Contra. This was the sinister cast of charachters that would help elect Nixon Reagan and George Bush I. 


    These fascist groups did more then just help elect presidents. They were actually brought in to help shape policy this was through such groups as the American Security Council a fascist think tank founded by Nazi sympathizer General Robert A. Wood of the America First committee. Originally it’s purpose was to keep files on Americans deemed “subversive” which in the 1950’s included anyone interested in reform, labor rights, civil rights or peace. They were run by Ex-FBI men and their files came from the House Un-American Activities committee and from Nazi Harry Jung’s American Vigilante Society a notorious anti-semite. Soon however the ASC became the leading warmongering think tank designing America’s foreign policy. It was funded by the Military Industrial Complex and boasted it was “The Heart of the Military Indutsrial Complex” and the “Cold War Campus.” It was full of military men, CIA veterans and Fascists. It was not just a think tank but a powerful lobby. For example it Organized the defeat of those senators who had opposed the Vietnam war like George McGovern. They also helped Senator Frank Church get defeated plastering his home state with adds claiming he was a traitor. 

   The American Security Council created the powerful lobby and propaganda outfit the Coalition For Peace Through Strength or CFPTS as I’ll refer to it. The CFPTS was a massive umbrella group uniting everyone in favor of an aggressive foreign policy. It was founded in 1978 doubtless part of the scheme to get Reagan and Bush into the White House. Among the many groups it was made up of were all the fascist branches that made up the republican heritage councils. It also united all the WACL groups and the Moonies and was part of the Coors network. Needles to say peace was the last thing it was interested in. Instead it advised massive increases in covert war across the planet. Thus the Fascist influence went far beyond eastern europe. Of course this was nothing new WACL united the fascists of the entire world and hence was involved in wars across the planet in Asia in places like Korea and Vietnam where the ABN fascists were closely tied to the asian fascists of APACL (The Asian People’s Anti-Communist League that would form the core of WACL). The ABN was also extremely close to Latin American Fascists and their death squads in both South America where WACL conferences were used to plan Operation Condor strategies and in Central America where ABN was worshipped by CAL and the leaders of death squads in Guatemala and El Salvador who murdered hundreds of thousands of people in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The American Security Council was also directly tied to the carnage sending future WACL head and CIA/Special Forces veteran General John Singlaub and General Daniel Graham of the DIA  to meet with the Guatemalan and El Salvadoran Oligarchs to tell them that Reagan would back them and to start killing more people. They funneled a fortune in illegal campaign contributions to the Reagan Campaign and the numbers of people being kidnapped tortured and murdered immediately began to skyrocket after the ASC visit. In Africa both WACL and the ASC supported apartheid South Africa and the terrorist death squads it was funding with the CIA. These were UNITA in Angola and RENAMO in Mozambique both of whom murdered hundreds of thousands of Africans to destabilize the socialist governments there. WACL was also close to the Saudi Monarchs who donated a fortune to fascists around the world. The Saudis, the Pakistanis (who were also influential in WACL) ASC and WACL backed the terror campaign against socialist Afghanistan that would give birth to Al Qaeda. This would of course later make the ASC’s Military Industrial Complex backers a fortune after the 9/11 attacks as trillions were spent supposedly in the name of fighting the very group they had created and that the CIA and it’s allies still control. 


   Thus this network of fascists and right wing lobbies was not merely some bizarre scandal but has actually shaped world history. The roots of todays wars in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and many other conflicts lay in the machinations of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Fascist lobbies not only wreaked untold destruction on the third world they helped bring untold misery to the first world. In the third world and the former socialist bloc countries it was even more catastrophic with tens of millions dying in eastern europe alone while across the third world the results were even more catastrophic.  For 40 years the rich have gotten richer and the poor have gotten poorer. Conveniently this increase and poverty and misery helps increase the appeal of fascism. This is a legacy of the policies pursued by the Coors family and their many allies. The mere fact that the Republicans were able to publicly maintain a decades long alliance with nazi war criminals without anyone in the press reporting it aside from a couple small newspapers shows how controlled the corporate press always have been. If anything the problem has only grown since the end of the cold war. No one dared report the fact that Croatian Fascists had seized power instead the media reported on the war in Yugoslavia as if the Serbs who had always lived there had suddenly invaded the country. The same script would be repeated 20 years later during the war in Ukraine where the war on the people of Novorossiya (the Donbass) was reported in the press as a “Russian Invasion” despite the fact that the Russian speakers had always lived there since the region only became part of Ukraine because Lenin hoped they would be a counter to the fascists of west Ukraine who had actually begun their genocidal murder spree during the Russian Civil War and who would carry out an even worse one during World War 2 killing almost a million people. Thanks to the CIA they are now being given yet another opportunity to wage a genocidal war and weapons are flooding the country from NATO as the war is heating up once again. To understand the world today we must continue to uncover and expose these fascist networks. Russ Bellant’s two books are an invaluable contribution to this effort.

    
   


   

Sources

Russ Bellant’s books are a must read packed with far more detailed information then I could include in this article.
The Coors Connection: How Coors Family Philanthropy Undermines Democratic Pluralism By Russ Bellant

Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party: Domestic Fascist Networks and their effect on U.S. Cold War Politics by Russ Bellant

I also Recommend America’s Nazi Secret by John Loftus which deals with escaped Belorussian and Ukrainian Fascists in America and their crimes during the War

Covert Action Information Bulletin The CIA in Eastern Europe with an article by Russ Bellant on the Free Congress Foundation in Eastern Europe


Russ Bellant on Ukraine

My Guide to the Covert Wars of the Reagan era



My first article on World Anti-Communist League


My second article on the World Anti-Communist League


Christopher Simpson on the CIA, the Nazis and Joe McCarthy


A history of Fascism in Ukraine



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Exposing The Muslim Brotherhood

Exposing the Underground Reich Part IV: The Muslim Brotherhood

Alexandra Valiente and Hugo Turner
Internationalist 360°
Introduction
Part I of this interview provided a general introduction to the concept of the Underground Reich. In Part II we discussed events in Charlottesville. In Part III we explored fascism in the US and American Gladio. In Part IV we continue exposing the Underground Reich operating as the Muslim Brotherhood.
We are aware that this topic can be controversial if people have not studied the origins of terrorism and political Islam. Our discussion on the relationship between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Underground Reich is not an attack on Islam, but an exposure of a criminal organization operating under the cloak of Islam.
The agenda of political Islam is to destroy Muslim societies, eradicate their ancient traditions and culture, eventually annihilating the entire Arab world in order to subdue the people, destroy resistance and revolutionary movements, ravage the lands and pillage valuable resources.
Amílcar Cabral understood the reasoning behind this savage, diabolical strategy when he wrote:
“When Goebbels, the brain behind Nazi propaganda, heard culture being discussed, he brought out his revolver. That shows that the Nazis, who were and are the most tragic expression of imperialism and of its thirst for domination–even if they were all degenerates like Hitler, had a clear idea of the value of culture as a factor of resistance to foreign domination.”
Speaking of the Muslim Brotherhood, Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, political and media advisor to Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad, said:
Syria is a diverse society of races and religions, but the problem lies not in religiosity but in the political and criminal programs of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Shabaan admonishes us to expand our understanding of Zionism and the Zionist Project. She stresses that effectively countering Takfiri thought is an integral aspect of peace building.
It is in the spirit of what she has articulately expressed in her articles, interviews and media statements, that we conduct this discussion, that it might illuminate and foster understanding. It is not only the task of MENA nations to ensure that the ideology behind terrorism finds no support. This responsibility belongs to all of us.
Alexandra Valiente

AV: Hugo, this is a substantial topic and we will strive to do it justice in this segment. Let’s begin at the beginning. Who are the Muslim Brotherhood and what can you tell us about their origins and evolution up to present day?
HT: First I’d like to thank you for the introduction. In dealing with the topic, my motive is to expose the Brotherhood for the sinister role it has played as a tool of fascists, Zionists and imperialists to wage war on humanity. The Muslim Brotherhood should not be confused with Islam. It is a cult, a secret society and a terrorist network.
AV: Thank you for that clarification, which I know readers will appreciate.
HT: I want to add that although I’m not one to condemn Palestinian resistance, given Hamas’ treacherous behavior, siding with Israel, NATO and the GCC against and Syria and Hezbollah, one is forced to confront the historical fact that Hamas made a secret deal with the Likud party during the ’90s and to ask to what extent Hamas served the same function in Palestine as Gladio in Europe, providing an excuse for Israel to steal more land, put up walls and intensify their violent occupation of Palestine.
AV: Palestine is a sensitive subject. In May, Hamas published a Manifesto in an effort to re-brand itself and distance the organization from terrorist networks, but they are Muslim Brotherhood. As such, there will never be any real deviation from the Brotherhood’s agenda. We must always bear in mind the crimes committed by Hamas against Palestinians in Yarmouk. Amal Saad-Ghorayeb commented on their treachery: “I am not supporting the Resistance Axis or its constituents per se, but its struggle against imperialism and Zionism. And if […] Palestinian groups were to abandon this struggle, then we should abandon them. This is beyond partisanship and ideology; it is identity and being.”
This is the essence of what it means to have a principled position that helps us effectively process and confront betrayals.
HT: In Egypt, Libya and Syria the sinister role of the Muslim Brotherhood was exposed, including Hamas inviting Al Nusra and ISIS to occupy Palestinian territory placing their own people at the mercy of death squads.
AV: How does one explain such fratricidal betrayal?
HT: Well, the actions of Hamas in Syria divided the anti-Zionist movement world wide. Pro-Palestine outlets secretly controlled by the MB, spread anti-Syrian propaganda, siding with Israel in its plot to destroy Syria. The Muslim Brotherhood also bought the loyalty of secular Salafists like Murtaza Hussain of the Intercept who, while following none of the rules of Shariah in their own lives, propagandize on behalf of genocidal Muslim Brotherhood death squads in Libya and Syria. Selling lies for empire is a lucrative business.
AV: Back to the Muslim Brotherhood’s origins…
HT: In history, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) had two separate points of origin. The first was in the 18th century when Muhammad bin Abd al-Wahhab formed an Ikwhan (brotherhood) and founded the Wahhabi sect, converting the al Saud clan. They were a fanatical death squad that murdered Shiites and any Sunni who didn’t follow their perverted version of Islam.
Soon after, the British were backing the al Saud clan who sent the Ikwahn to destroy the holy sites of the ancient world just as ISIS has done in Iraq, Libya and Syria today. They were on the British payroll, enlisted to create chaos and seize territory from the Ottoman empire. After WWI, during which the British used King Hussein and Ibn al Saud to wage a guerrilla war against the Ottoman empire, the al Saud clan forced out King Hussein and seized the crown, naming the Arab peninsula after themselves, Saudi Arabia. The British gave Jordan and Iraq to Hussein’s sons, Abdullah and Faisal, but Iraqi king Faisal was overthrown in a nationalist coup in the 1950s.
The second origin was in Egypt in the 1920s, where the Muslim Brotherhood as we know it today was born. Its inception was a secret society founded by Hassan al-Banna that aimed to expel all foreign influences and instate al-Banna’s vision of Shariah law. It was organized into cells and was quite sophisticated in that, like the CIA, it operated under NGO fronts often disguised as charities. Banna taught that the supreme good was to die for the brotherhood, and like fascists, they glorified death and violence. They founded schools, mosques, and sports teams. By controlling education they could better indoctrinate the youth. It was also a network of business interests. The British provided covert funding to the MB. However, they remained relatively a small organization until 1936 when they made a secret deal with the Nazis and formed an alliance with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, who the British had put in charge of Palestinians. Both al Banna and the Mufti were fervent admirers of Hitler. The Nazis financed the Arab Revolt against both British rule and Zionist settlers in Palestine. The Mufti joined the MB and the Nazis sent weapons, money, and advisers to Egypt. At this time, the MB began to flourish with over 200,000 members in Egypt. They formed a terrorist wing that carried out espionage, assassinations, coups, sabotage and bombings. The Mufti moved to Germany to escape the British and helped recruit Muslim SS legions, like the Handschaar division in Bosnia which worked closely with the Croatian fascists committing genocide against Serbs, Jews, Gypsies while battling communist partisans.
The Nazis also recruited legions of SS from the Turkic speaking Muslim populations of the Soviet Union: Tatars, Chechens, Azeris and Uzbeks. They were prized for their brutality and were closely linked to the Ukrainian fascists because they had the same SS patron, Theodore Oberlander, who went on to play a key role in World Anti-Communist League after the war. The strategy (that did not become well known until Afghanistan) of using Muslims to wage a “holy war” against communism, began during the Russian Civil War after WWI and had its roots even further back in the rivalry between the British and Russian empires. After WWI Pan-Turkism became a weapon used against the Soviets through the Promethean league, run out of Poland and France and later absorbed by the Nazis. It was the Polish Zbigniew Brzezinski who would oversee the destruction and dismemberment of the Soviet Union as part of his Nationalities Working Group in the 1970s. The Muslim Brotherhood would increasingly gain control of the Pan-Turkist movement, the most infamous being the Gulen network, a mind control cult and CIA front used to expand MB control throughout central Asia. The Gulen network also operated schools worldwide, especially in Germany and the US where Gulen is based. Turkish president Erdogan is a MB member. Gulen provided the cover for the CIA’s attempt to destabilize Central Asia by indoctrinating people into the brotherhood’s ideology in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Chechnya, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and other countries.
AV: Some sources say that the Wahhabi sect traces its roots back to Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780–855) and Ibn Taymiyyah (1263–1328) but wasn’t officially founded as Wahhabism until 1703–1792, finally becoming the official state religion in Saudi Arabia in 1932. And yes, by the 1930s, the Nazis entered the picture.
Is there any historical evidence that Muhammad bin Abd al-Wahhab’s movement was a response to colonialism?
In Part I I mentioned that American and British intelligence (MI6) are not only working to recruit members into the Muslim Brotherhood, they are promoting them through media and websites such as Conflicts Forum to present a polished persona of the Brotherhood as the Arab world’s ultimate expression of resistance to imperialism.
Is there any historical basis for such claims?
HT: Wahhabism is definitely not a response to colonialism or imperialism. They were backed by Britain for centuries. MB supposedly was, but they quickly went on the payroll of King Farouk, the Nazis and the British.
The notion that the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda are resisting empire is promoted by empire, British and American intelligence and the MB. It’s a recruitment trap for Muslims outraged by empire’s crimes. This myth is also perpetrated by liberals who are either too lazy or too cowardly to investigate the actual history of the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda. After the wars in Libya and Syria, such cowardice and ignorance are criminal.
While the Muslim Brotherhood pretended to oppose empire, Osama bin Laden, their false idol of resistance, worked with the CIA – who were covertly working with Al Qaeda in Macedonia at the time of 9/11.
The MB history is one of treachery and opportunism. While it is true that for a time they resisted the British in Egypt, they also later accepted substantial bribes from them. They fought the British and Zionist settlers during the Arab revolt, but more often in their 100 year history, they have served the British. They are a tool of the British puppet monarchies of Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The MB has consistently been on the side of the British and American empires, used as a weapon against true anti-imperialists like Nasser in Egypt, Syria, South Yemen, etc. Anyone who reads Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam, by Mark Curtis, will have ample proof that the MB has been a constant ally of empire.
Arab nationalists sought to unite the whole Arab World, to modernize and improve the lives of their people. The Muslim Brotherhood were bitterly opposed to these goals.
AV: Indeed. The finest example of progressive leadership that served to uplift an entire nation was Muammar Qaddafi. He also tried to unite the Arab world, but his efforts were continually undermined by the Muslim Brotherhood and their imperialist puppets.
As the general trend in the activist community tends to be “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” consciousness, what advice can you offer to help well-intentioned people avoid playing into the hands of the Underground Reich, becoming reactionaries instead of revolutionaries?
HT: Knowledge of history is the answer.
AV: That is a good answer, Hugo. Let’s look at the role of the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood in relation to terrorism, past and present, and how it connects with the Underground Reich.
HT: The CIA absorbed the Third Reich intelligence service after the war recruiting Gehlen, Skorzeny and their networks. The Muslim SS Legions and the Muslim Brotherhood went to work for the CIA, waging covert war on the Soviet Union, along with the many other SS war criminals from Ukraine, Croatia, Albania, Romania, etc. The Muslim Legion were settled near Munich where a mosque was built for them. It was Eisenhower, not Carter or Reagan, that put the Muslim Brotherhood to work waging terror and psychological warfare against Communists and Arab nationalists. At the same time, the British used the MB to wage war on Nasser and other Arab nationalists, and London became another important center for the MB and its Al Qaeda offshoots. After the MB attempted to overthrow Nasser, they were expelled from Egypt and resettled in Saudi Arabia. There, they were put in charge of schools and universities so they could indoctrinate vulnerable young minds. Their network now operates behind many fronts in over 70 countries. They are a trillion dollar business network. They control the Saudi and Qatari monarchs and run numerous media outlets, like Al Jazeera. They hide their ideology behind a respectable facade, pretending to be moderates. At the same time, they have active terrorist branches. In the 1970s and 1980s the CIA and Israel tried to use the MB to destroy Syria, but after carrying out the identical genocidal strategies used in the current war, they were crushed by Hafez Assad.
AV: It appears that their transition from a regional organization to a global one was swift, but as we have discovered in our research, this is not uncommon for components of the Underground Reich.
HT: Yes, the 1970s was the era where they gained a huge amount of influence world wide. A key turning point was the mid 1970s when the final chapter in the Cold War began. The empire had been defeated in Vietnam, Congress was investigating the CIA in the wake of Watergate, and Cuba had dealt empire a humiliating blow in Angola that would eventually lead to the liberation of all of South Africa. This was the era when George H.W. Bush became CIA director with the infamous Theodore Shackley as his right hand man. Congress passed a bill to forbid the CIA to wage covert war in Angola. Enter the Safari Club. The British, French, Iranians (under the Shah), Saudis, (later the GCC), Moroccans and Egyptians, formed a secret alliance, the Safari Club, so that they could carry out the CIA’s dirty work without Congress knowing. The Safari Club was soon used, not just to wage covert war in Angola, but to launch a Muslim Brotherhood coup in Pakistan to instate General Zia al-Haq, and destabilize Afghanistan and Central Asia. The creation of Pakistan was itself a geopolitical game for the British. It was always intended to serve as a base for controlling or destabilizing Central Asia and attacking the Soviet Union. It was in India that the British had supported the rise of the Deobandi school of Islam, which is similar to the Saudis Wahhabi branch. The Taliban in Afghanistan are Deobandis. This was part of the British divide and rule strategy and when India gained its independence, Britain pushed for the creation of Pakistan so they could retain some measure of control over India. The result of this partition was a bloodbath, the effects continuing to echo into our own time, with India ruled by Modi, a Hindu fascist who massacred Muslims. Pakistan has become a terror center used by the CIA-MI6-GCC-ISI to destabilize Central Asia, and conduct the same strategy of bloody massacres throughout Afghanistan and the former USSR in places like Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan during the 1990s.
To return to the 1970s, the CIA and Israel had the MB assassinate Sadat in Egypt, after he had allowed the Brotherhood to return and regain its influence. His death cleared the way for the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and protected the CIA’s Safari Club arms deals and subversions. The MB helped the CIA manipulate the results of the Iranian Revolution. The MB have a paradoxical relationship with Iran and Hezbollah, despite the fact that the MB are actively involved in genocide against Shiites all over the world. This led to the disgraceful kidnapping of Hannibal Qaddafi from Syria in 2015 by Hezbollah as a service to the MB. Iran, under the Presidency of former Iran/Contra plotter President Rafsanjani,(The Crocodile as the Iranians call him) supported Al Qaeda in Bosnia during the 1990s, a group that would later be used to wage war on Iran and its ally, Syria.
Those who co-operate with the CIA and the MB will learn an ugly lesson when they are betrayed in turn. China allied with the MB in the 1970s and 1980s and now those same forces are being used to destabilize the Xinjiang province today. Even the Saudis fear the consequences of their decades of support for the MB as their recent feud with Qatar revealed.
Obviously, the main event in the destructive rise of the MB, was the covert war in Afghanistan during the 1970s and 1980s, which drew in the Soviets. Funded by the CIA, Israel and the Saudis, the MB destroyed Socialist Afghanistan and expanded into Central Asia, helping to break up the Soviet Union. They were used to seize control of Azerbaijan (with the help of Iran/Contra veteran, Richard Secord and Mega Oil) and fought in their genocidal war against the Armenians of the Artsakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh region, who managed to achieve autonomy after valiantly defending themselves with the help of Armenia. The MB moved into Bosnia, where would be fascist dictator, Izbegovic, was a MB ideologue who restarted the Bosnian SS (just as their Croatian allies restarted the Ustashe death squads). The MB also expanded into Albania, becoming part of the Greater Albania Project. The KLA were Al Qaeda terrorists and gangsters used by NATO to destabilize Kosovo and offer NATO an opportunity to destroy Yugoslavia, with the help of a CIA-funded color revolution in Serbia. At the same time, the MB moved into Chechnya and managed to gain control of the area achieving de facto independence during the Yeltsin years, setting up a chaotic system based on kidnapping, terror and slavery. From Afghanistan to the present day, the MB practiced the same savage brutality that has become famous in Syria, but the mainstream media covered for them, portraying them as freedom fighters. After the Iraq invasion. they were given free rein to sow terror and division to keep the Iraqis from uniting against the American occupiers.
AV: As you follow the historical trajectory to unravel this tangled web, it is clear that foreign intelligence, NATO, Nazis and the Muslim Brotherhood are inseparable, all working in tandem towards the same agenda. Also, the Zionist entity was both creator and sustainer of “Islamist” terror. In August I published an article about the arrest of a Mossad officer posing as an Imam who was leading Daesh in Libya.
It is a fact of life today that terrorism that hit Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, destroying their civilisational heritage and killing millions of their citizens is a Zionist terrorism.
HT: Yes, it’s true, but Zionism must be examined in the context of the Underground Reich. We’ll get to that in the next interview. The history of the Muslim Brotherhood is very much the history of the past 40 years, especially what I call World War IV, the war that began with the destruction of the Soviet Union, an event the world may never recover from.
World War IV is known by many names – War on Terror, War on Drugs,Humanitarian Intervention – all forms of psychological warfare aimed at destroying whole societies as we have seen in Yugoslavia, Libya, and Syria. World War IV has now become the New Cold War on Russia and China, which has been a constant component of imperial strategy. But it is not merely a war on Russia and China, but on the entire planet. For example, the bloodbath the CIA created in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo killed over 10 million people.
AV: I would like to address events in the Philippines where Daesh are now active. Can you provide a historical perspective on this development?
HT: One of the bloodiest chapters in Muslim Brotherhood history was the coup in Indonesia in the 1960s, where they carried out a genocidal war on suspected communists, Chinese, minorities, and the people of East Timor. (See: Philippines: Western Media is Distorting Reality, People and Army Unite to Battle “ISIS” | Washington Jihad Express: Indonesia, Afghanistan, Syria and Philippines) This conflict continued for decades and has claimed more than one and a half million lives.
The MB was also active for decades in the Philippines, which explains the recent rise of ISIS there. Both countries(Philippines,Indonesia) sent recruits to Afghanistan, along with other nations from around the world. Egypt played an especially important role in this. As previously mentioned, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood fled to Saudi Arabia. The merger of Saudi Wahhabism and the ideologues of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood gave birth to new, increasingly extreme networks. It was in Afghanistan that this crystallized into what would later be known as Al Qaeda.
AV: Andre Vltchek said , “…according to my Indonesian intelligence sources, the ‘departure’ itself of the Indonesian jihadists for Afghanistan was also directly helped by the U.S., under the cover of ‘Islamic study groups’ and other ‘communities’, and the route that was utilized was: Indonesia – Malaysia – Philippines – Afghanistan”.
When he asked Indonesian political analyst Dina Sulaeman whether jihad in Indonesia was against Western imperialism, she emphatically stated, “Jihad in which Indonesians want to participate is based on hate… ” (Washington Jihad Express: Indonesia, Afghanistan, Syria and Philippines)
Her statement refutes the Conflicts Forum propaganda.
The Muslim Brotherhood are very good at selling hate for empire, like their Zionist counterpart…
HT: And their NGOs are effective sources of funding . The Muslim Brotherhood advanced their skills setting up CIA-style NGO complex fronts and like Al Qaeda, their networks of terror were hidden behind charities like *Maktab al-Khidamat (MAK), based in New York and lobbies like **Advice and Reformation Committee(ARC) based in London. British and American intelligence and special forces advisers trained the ISI in terrorism, and ISI trained hundreds of thousands of terrorists – Pakistanis, Afghans as well as the international terrorist armies of Muslim Brotherhood exiles from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and many other countries. The US and UK, along with the Saudis and the GCC, provided them with billions of dollars worth of weapons. They also had a vast revenue from global heroin trafficking. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Afghan drug warlord, infamous Butcher of Kabul, was incorporated into Afghanistan’s current NATO puppet government, even though he was an Taliban commander. Not only did heroin generate huge profits, the revenue financed the proliferation of global crime syndicates, especially in the Soviet Union, and later, Yeltsin’s Russia, where gangsters came to rule the country during the 1990s, helping the CIA destabilize and destroy nations around the world, like Kosovo.
AV: Throughout our discussions about the Underground Reich, the NGO complex is a constant element. Can you discuss how the NGO complex as a key component of psychological warfare?
HT: Yes. You exposed this strategy in Libya and it has been quite blatant in the war on Syria, most notably the White Helmets, which Eva Bartlett and Vanessa Beeley have written about. White Helmets produced propaganda videos for the West involving staged rescues. Covertly they provided medical services to NATO death squads and terrorists collaborators in Syria. When off camera, they take up weapons used against Syrian civilians. They are just another Muslim Brotherhood terror group. These groups seek to duplicate and destroy legitimate institutions, replacing them with their own.
AV: This is a critically important feature of psychological operations and the new strategy of coup d’état. Shadow government operations, duplicate organizations that impersonate the authentic to confuse the general public, are a widely used. In Libya, one example was the notorious fascist, terrorist network behind mathaba.net that set up a duplicate of the authentic Libyan World Mathaba, promoting themselves as the original and only official voice of the Libyan Jamahiriya. They published anti-Jamahiriya propaganda, false statements they claimed came from government officials. At the same time, they called for the arrest, detention and execution of Saif Qaddafi and blamed the Qaddafi family for the destruction of the Jamahiriya, which to the informed, was absolutely absurd, but the uninformed were invariably duped. I exposed them in spite of death threats, but at the time, the concept of shadow organizations was foreign to activists and it took years for the revelations to sink in. It was no coincidence that their founder was in partnership with Sakina Security Services, promoting NATO-Al Qaeda terror networks in Chechnya.
HT: Yes. Didn’t that organization shut down their website?
AV: They partially shut down so only members can read their rubbish. But of more concern is that in typical Underground Reich fashion, they continue to be globally active in fascist, Nazi, white supremacist organizations and their terrorist paramilitary legions.
But let’s stay on the track of the NGO complex…
HT: The NGO complex profits from disaster and according to Keith Harmon Snow, the Humanitarian NGO Complex in the DRC is big business that goes beyond the looting of its rich resources. We are witnessing the birth of NGO Colonialism, which was also evident in the occupation of Haiti, where the state was defunded and NGOs were brought in to replace Haiti’s state institutions. This forces targeted states to cut back on social services, like health and education, as the international NGO complex invades the country and takes over their functions. Even in the heart of empire this process is underway as public schools are replaced with charter schools. The US military is now forced to compete with private mercenary firms and military contractors. Mercenaries are also competing with police as the private security industry explodes. The people are reduced to beggars and refugees at the mercy of huge international NGOs that answer to their oligarch funders and Western governments.
Perhaps even more infamous is the MB’s Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (SOHR) founded by their operative in the UK, Osama Suleiman. The SOHR publishes terrorist propaganda, paid for by British intelligence. The NGO complex, a vital component of psychological warfare, creates propaganda, provides fronts for arms smuggling, stages color revolutions, buys off politicians, plans imperial strategies (think tanks), recruits spies and terrorists, and corrupts schools and academia. As we have seen, the MB was playing this game long before the CIA was even created, although the CIA’s mentors, British and German intelligence, were also in the game. The MB were especially dangerous because of their habits of creating schools and gaining control of universities. Al Qaeda is still using charities as a front, even though many of the fronts have been exposed. People in conflict zones are increasingly dependent on MB-controlled charities for their survival. If they want food or medical treatment they must swear allegiance to the MB.
The terrorists themselves are another example of this attempt to duplicate and destroy legitimate state institutions. They created the “Free Syrian Army” in an attempt to destroy the Syrian Arab Army.
HT. Exactly. The MB NGO complex was busy for years inside Syria and outside of Syria organizing exiles and traitors, laying the groundwork for the war that began in 2011, as were their partners, the Western NGO complex. Their most destructive weapon is the International Monetary Fund, which imposes harsh neoliberal reforms on indebted nations as part of a coordinated strategy to capitalize off the inevitable poverty and chaos that follows. There is no easier way to buy the loyalty of poor, desperate people than through a Muslim Brotherhood “charity.” What these poor people are too naive to realize is that the Muslim Brotherhood has been chosen as an ally because it is also committed to capitalism and neo-liberalism, their Saudi and Qatari backers are among some of the richest men in the world. The MB controls a number of banks, including the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), which was the focus of one of the greatest banking scandals in history involving the CIA, guns, drugs, and financial collapse. Another is the Al Taqwa Bank based in Geneva, Switzerland, involved in funding Al Qaeda, closely tied to Italian and German fascists. Like the Underground Reich the Muslim Brotherhood is deeply involved in offshore banking and all sorts of shady business.
AV: Can you address the Muslim Brotherhood’s role in the Gladio network?
HT: During the Cold War, Turkey played an invaluable role because of its strategic position close to the USSR and ability to cut off its access to the Black Sea. It was also invaluable because of its role in the Pan-Turkist movement. Turkey became the first Muslim member of NATO. Turkey also had its own Gladio secret army and was the scene of the bloodiest chapter in Gladio history. The term Deep Statearose to describe Turkish support of the drug-dealing, fascist Grey Wolves whose most famous crime was the shooting of Pope John Paul II, which the West tried to blame on the KGB. Turkish fascists were more secular-oriented. Because of the success the CIA-UK-NATO-GCC had in Afghanistan and Central Asia, it was decided to bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Turkey and Turkish Gladio was transformed into what Sibel Edmonds calls Gladio B. Turkey came to play a key role, along with Pakistan, in the wars in Central Asia, Chechnya, and Yugoslavia. It was the success of the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey in destabilizing the huge swath of Turkic-speaking Eurasia, stretching from the Middle East, across Central Asia, into China’s Xianjiang province, that inspired the West to attempt place the Muslim Brotherhood in control of the entire Middle East.
AV: This was the focus of the 2011 Arab Spring.
HT: Yes. We have both spent years covering the wars in Libya and Syria, as have other independent journalists. A string of Muslim Brotherhood “color revolutions” which were of merely sophisticated coups, hit Tunisia and Egypt, providing a base for the war on Libya and the attempt to install a Muslim Brotherhood government there against the will of the people.
Turkey was already ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood and Jordan had been allied with them since the 1950s. Israel was also a long-time ally of both the GCC and the MB, playing a key role in Afghanistan and all the wars that followed it. Israel funded the rise of Hamas to counter the PLO (now also controlled by the Israelis). Israel was deeply involved with Gladio B, even helping to set up the Turkish Lobby in America. Its neo-con allies were involved from the start in planning all the carnage we have been discussing, from the mid-1970s, onwards. Israel has been the main beneficiary of all the wars, bloodshed and division sown by the Muslim Brotherhood and was of happy to use them to destroy their enemy. Muammar Qaddafi in Libya, and to attempt to destroy Syria, as is obvious with their air strikes support for terrorists, weapons deliveries, Mossad terrorist advisers and hospital treatment for terrorists. Israel’s Yinon Plan and similar schemes go back decades and which have formed the blueprint for the attempt to balkanize and destroy the Middle Mast. After NATO destroyed the Libyan government, Libya became a base for aggression against Syria, as did Egypt before a coup removed the MB from power.
The US-UK-Israel-GCC-NATO axis of chaos flooded Libya and Syria with weapons and terrorists. Libya was essentially abandoned to its fate by the world, although its people are still fighting to expel the Muslim Brotherhood all these years later.
Syria was more fortunate in that with the help of Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia, the Muslim Brotherhood is being defeated there, although the war is not over yet.
AV: This is a good place to end this segment, now that you have traced the history of the Muslim Brotherhood to the present.
HT: I’ll close by saying that the Muslim Brotherhood has brought untold misery to the world and Muslims are their primary victims. Their most infamous crime, 9/11, was used to manufacture consent for wars that have killed millions of Muslims.
AV: Thank you, Hugo.
In our interview on Libya, I mentioned, “various organizations within the Muslim Brotherhood network differ in degree but not in kind. There can be no effective end to terror without dealing with the specter of the Muslim Brotherhood in its entirety.
From what we have witnessed in world events and considering the history of the organization, this simply cannot be ignored by anyone intent on stopping terrorism. Neither can we express genuine solidarity with the Palestinian cause or support the resistance and revolutionary struggles against occupation in the Arab world, without taking a stand against fascism in all its forms, under all its various names and branches.
Notes:
*Maktab al-Khidamat bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 and were funneling new recruits to Bosnia. Based in New York, they were protected. (See: An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: The Blind Sheikh)
**The Advice and Reformation Committee is Al Qaeda’s public relations and communications hub based in London. (See: Londonistan: Britain’s ‘Green Light’ to Terrorism)
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