Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Plot to Scapegoat Russia

We live in dangerous times. A panic has gripped the American media over Russia. Anyone daring to question the anti-Russian hysteria is risking their careers and reputation. Thus Daniel Kovalik is a heroic man simply for writing his book "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia." However the media seem oblivious of the dangerous situation they are creating by pushing the US towards a war with Russia which has the potential to end life on the planet with a push of a button. Kovalik is best known for his work on the dirty war in Colombia has described the insanity of that war in which the US has armed and trained drug dealing death squads (and their sponsors in Colombia's corrupt drug dealing political and military elite) all in the name of fighting drugs.Needless to say this policy has predictably resulted in a massive 300% increase in the amount of Cocaine arriving in the US from Colombia while also causing untold misery to the people of Colombia where 100,000 have been killed and 9 million refugees have been created as part of a massive land theft. Naturally this "Plan Colombia" has been hailed as a massive success in America.
    Kovalik's book is full of stories like this from america's recent history. Chances are you will be extremely shocked to discover what he reveals. His book is about far more then Russia. He writes in the hopes of reminding us what many seem to forget. The American empire is far more dangerous to the world then Russia. Kovalik's book is also a personal account of his own political awakening. Like many americans he was raised on a steady diet of cold war mythology. The belief that America is a "global force for good" is drummed into it's citizens heads not only by the propaganda that masquerades as news and history but also in the entertainment we consume the movies, tv, books. Equally the idea that Russians are the villains has become an article of faith in much of the world after 100 years of cold war propaganda which began in 1917 with the original "red scare". Of course Russophobia began centuries before that justified on racist (they were asiatic), and religious grounds (Both Protestants and Catholics hated the Orthodox church) and motivated by Russia and Britain's imperial rivalry. The point is after centuries of demonization it is easy for westerners to see Russians as inherently evil and bent on world domination. An objective view of 20th/21st century history shows that they were mostly acting defensively after having been invaded twice once by 14 countries including the US during  the Russian Civil War and again when Hitler invaded in 1941 and killed 27 million soviets as well as destroying thousands of farms, Villages, factories, hospitals, and schools along with millions of homes. Thus during the Cold War it was always an absurd lie to claim that the Soviets were planning to invade western Europe at any moment. They were focused on rebuilding after the war while America completely undamaged had a monopoly on the Atom-Bomb prior to 1949 and would maintain nuclear dominance throughout the cold war.
    However the US needed an excuse to keep it's military industrial complex running and the Cold War provided a convenient excuse to silence critics, smash labor unions and intervene everywhere on the planet that US corporations felt their profit margins might be threatened by some third world president seeking to improve the lives of his or people. Kovalik gives many of the highlights of this war on the planet Guatemala where 200,000 people would die over the decades as a result of a CIA coup. Iran where democracy was destroyed and the Shah installed  to prevent the people from benefiting from the oil revenues. The horrifying wars in Korea and Vietnam which killed millions of people. It was in the 1980's that Kovalik had his political awakening during the war on Nicaragua where Reagan was arming drug dealing death squads to terrorize the Sandinista government for daring to overthrow the Somoza dictatorship and attempt to improve the lives of their people.  Kovalik went down to Nicaragua to see for himself what was going on there and has ever since tried to oppose the wars the US wages in Latin America.

   This was probably the last time the US would have a strong anti-war left. Although there was a brief resurgence during the Bush II years this would largely fade with the coming to office of Obama. Thus most Americans have no idea what their empire has actually been up to lately. The news media has become ever more propagandistic because America's foreign policy has become ever more insane. Kovalik's book will bring you up to date on what has actually been happening. In Libya the US backed Al Qaeda terrorists with the full military might of NATO destroying this tiny socialist country where everyone received a share of the oil revenues under Gaddafi. Instead Libya is now ruled by racist al Qaeda warlords who fight for control who have waged a genocidal ethnic cleansing campaign against black Libyans. In Syria a similar strategy has been pursued Syria was nearly destroyed by terrorists armed by the US, the Saudis, Israel and NATO and seeking to turn the country into a chaotic wasteland. In Ukraine the US backed a fascist coup that sparked a civil war.
   It was the war in Ukraine that lead to our current cold war 2.0 Since most people would be shocked to learn that the US was backing a government full of "neo-Nazis" everyone who pointed this fact out was labeled a Russian propagandist. America's alliance with fascists is one of it's dirtiest cold war secrets Hundreds of thousands of fascist war criminals were settled across the US, Canada, Australia, and Latin America. They were kept active producing cold war propaganda and were used as secret armies to wage war on the Soviet Union in the early days of the cold war. They were funded and kept active through the World Anti-Communist League which united fascists, terrorists, and drug dealers from around the world. a scandal that emerged during the Iran/Contra era. Anyways this is one of my private obsessions so I couldn't resist tossing it although Kovalik doesn't discuss WACL he does discuss the history of the OUN-B the Ukrainian Fascists who committed horrifying war crimes during World War 2 and are now worshipped as heroes in post-Maidan Ukraine.
    Of course the Russians are not exactly angels and Kovalik attempts to provide a balanced account of Russia's recent history as well. Russia's history since the fall of the USSR has been utterly disastrous in many ways. Thus the book is by no means a one sided account but it will hopefully help the reader to understand what has happened in Russia during and after the cold war. It also provides an account of this new Cold War which really began in the 1990's with the massive NATO expansion, the War in Yugoslavia, and the disastrous economic policies the west imposed on the former socialist world with catastrophic effects.
   Since 2014 the level of Anti-Russian Hysteria has only increased which is why Dan Kovalik is a brave man for writing this book. Despite all the topics and history it covers it is an easy read and has a wonderful heartfelt quality rare in books on these topics. Buy two copies one for yourself and one for a friend or family member who is in the grip of anti-Russian fever or who is unaware of recent history. Whether you are new to topics like these or if you are thanks to the internet and books like this one aware of what is actually going on you will certainly learn something by reading this book. I hope it will awaken in people a desire to search for the truth, think critically, and to fight for peace and justice. We live in dangerous times if you want to do something about it please read this book.

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Origins of the Cold War

    The Cold War and It's Origins Part 1 1917-1950



    The media is currently in the midst of an anti-Russian hysteria that many have dubbed Cold War 2.0. Of course the first cold war never really ended as the wars in Yugoslavia, Chechnya, and even Afghanistan were aimed at Russia as was the relentless NATO expansion. This manufactured panic is a form of psychological warfare that went into high gear during the Sochi Olympics in 2014 as the US was working to launch a fascist coup in Ukraine. Since most ordinary people would be shocked to discover that Nazis had been installed in power in Ukraine an anti-Russian hysteria was launched to discredit and intimidate any possible critics of this criminal policy. Of course this was also the moment that I decided to launch my blog for the purpose of exposing the history and methods of the American Empire from the "Cold War" (or World War 3) to World War 4 (which goes by many names.) The fascist coup in Ukraine resulted in a genocidal civil war when the people of Novorossia (the Donbass region of Ukraine) seceded from Ukraine and to the amazement of the world managed with Russian assistance to smash the NATO backed Ukrainian army and their fascist death squad allies attempt to crush the Novorossiyan revolt. Four years later the new cold war has only intensified and frankly gotten so absurd I feel as if I am living in a satire. Only a few courageous voices like Robert Parry have dared to question the current madness. For a discussion of this new cold war I recommend the excellent "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia" by Dan Kovalik.


    This article however will examine the origins of the first "Cold War." I will be relying on a forgotten classic on the topic "The Cold War and It's Origins" By D.F. Fleming which he wrote to oppose the madness of his own time which like today threatens to plunge the world into a nuclear war which it is unlikely anyone will survive. His book was published in 1961 shortly before the Cuban missile crisis nearly ended the world and also shortly before John F. Kennedy was assassinated by the national security state in broad daylight in front of cheering crowds in Dallas Texas. JFK's crimes were to avoid a nuclear war over Cuba, resisting a massive escalation in Vietnam, and attempting to halt the cold war with Russia. D.F. Fleming actually began writing his monumental work as the post-world war 2 cold war was starting in the late 1940's and was doubtless risking career suicide for daring to write an objective account of events at the height of McCarthyism. Thus it is my pleasure to rescue his name from obscurity. The Myth of the Cold War is that the Soviet Union was attempting to conquer the world while freedom loving America was forced to stop them. Yet as we shall see the last thing the Soviet Union wanted was another world war they had suffered 27 million dead during world war 2 and their only goal was to rebuild after the enormous destruction the nazis wrought. America on the other hand was undamaged save the 250,000 soldiers they lost in the war (7 million Soviet soldiers were killed) and they had just acquired the atom bomb. Far from defending freedom America was busy allying with every fascist it could find and would overthrow countless democracies installing brutal military dictators in the years to come. America's main goal was to stop the people of the world from doing anything to combat the terrible poverty and oppression they lived under. America fought on the side of the rich against the poor and dared to call this democracy despite the fact that the poor are the vast majority of the world and the rich a tiny minority of the planet.

   The myths of the original cold war live on and are accepted as true despite the mountains of evidence discrediting these myths. Americans prefer to remember the comforting lies rather then to face the awful truths of their own history. The cold war was in retrospect one of the most successful psychological warfare campaigns in history it aimed to crush dissent at home and revolution abroad. It unleashed fascism at home and abroad. By purging communists from American society it did great damage to the labor, peace, and civil rights movements and created a toothless cowardly american left that slowly but inevitably lead to the completely bankrupt politics of today where no one in the public eye dares to oppose capitalism, imperialism, or even fascism. A world where al Qaeda terrorists receive oscars and Ukrainian fascists are celebrated as champions of democracy.


   But let us turn our attention to the origin of this "Cold War" D.F. Fleming begins his history not with the end of World War 2 but much earlier in Tsarist Russia in the years before 1905. He outlines the utter misery and ignorance that the vast masses of Russians were forced to live in. The dirt, the disease, the crowding, the cruelty of those times is difficult for us to imagine. Most Russians had no access to health care or education. Any attempt to demand better pay or working conditions was met with brutal reprisals. Unions were illegal. A spirit of revolution born of utter desperation began to spread. Lenin had only recently split his Bolshevik faction off from the other marxists because he foresaw that only a tightly organized revolutionary party would stand a chance against the Tsar's secret police. The Tsar's expansion of his empire into China  and Korea lead to a war with the expanding Japanese empire. The Russian government was so corrupt the troops supplies never seemed to arrive and the war resulted in a humiliating defeat. The secret police created their own fake opposition so that they could control it. However conditions were so bad one of their agents a priest Father Gapon was forced to disobey orders and lead a massive demonstration begging the czar for help in a petition. Instead of help the Tsar ordered a massacre. This sparked the 1905 Revolution. Western "Democracies" sent the Tsar Billions in loans so that he could brutally suppress this revolution since they owned much of the Russian economy and didn't want Russia's people interfering with their profits. The Tsar unleashed his proto-fascist  "Black Hundreds" death squads who massacred the workers and the peasants along with any jews or "subversives" they could lay their hands on. The Tsar was forced to allow a parliament but broke most of his promises for democratic reform. On the eve of world war 1 nearly ten years later revolution again threatened as the country was paralyzed by massive strikes. However the Tsar foolishly entered the war despite the fact his regime was already tottering.


   World war 1 was a disaster for Russia it had some success against the Austro-Hungarian empire but was no match for the crack German troops. The Germans with their modern artillery were able to obliterate the Russian armies their guns were so powerful they could bury the Russians alive from a distance and millions of soldiers perished. The Russian Officers were so cruel to their men that mutiny was rampant. Again because of corruption and industrial backwardness they were ill trained and poorly supplied. Despite this they did make an important contribution to the allied victory but by 1917 Russia was facing a complete collapse. The women of St. Petersburg sparked a revolution when they marched demanding bread and instead of massacring the people the troops mutinied. However this initial revolution was quickly hijacked by the new provisional government although the Tsar was forced to resign. The people of Russia desperately needed peace and some relief for their incredible poverty. The new provisional government was committed to continuing the war and delayed putting any socialist reforms into place. It also faced competition from the "Soviets" which meant councils of soldiers workers and peasants. Lenin newly returned from exile saw an opportunity to turn Russia's liberal democratic revolution into a communist revolution willing to carry out the will of the people. He won over the Russian people with the slogans "Land, Peace, and Bread" and "All power to the Soviets" Even many in his own party thought this was impossible but of course by November 7 of 1917 only a few months later the Russian October Revolution had succeeded in seizing power.


    This is when the cold war began both their former enemies the Germans and their former  allies Britain, France, and the US along with 10 other countries were now bent on destroying the Russian Revolution. Luckily for Lenin World War 1 was still ongoing and the Germans main priority was to make peace with Russia so that it could send it's forces to the western front. They knew Russia was weak and so demanded a large amount of Russian territory in exchange for peace. Thanks to Trotsky's bungling they were also able to seize huge amounts of extra territory that had belonged to Russian empire in the Baltic, Poland, and Ukraine which the Germans seized after Trotsky told them he would neither make peace nor war with them. Russia was forced to make peace with the humiliating treaty of Brest-Litovsk. Britain and France were momentarily distracted but provided funding to a series of would be fascist Russian dictators or "White Generals" as they were then called. Men like Generals Denikin and Kolchak They committed horrendous atrocities and also brought untold disaster and suffering to the men under their command when each of them failed in turn. To give only one example imagine the disaster faced by the men who were forced to retreat without supplies back into Siberia. Once World War 1 Ended the whole world was free to unite in attempting to destroy Socialist Russia. They not only hoped to destroy the Revolution each also sought to balkanize the country and seize huge territories as loot. The Japanese sought to seize Siberia. France sought to seize Odessa and Crimea. Britain Sought to seize the rich oil fields in the black sea region near present day Chechnya. Germany installed fascist puppets in the Baltic. Poland seized a huge portion of Russian territory. Encircled and invaded on every side amazingly the communists were victorious and regained control of most of their territory. It was one of the most glorious victories in human history.


    I hope to revisit the topic of the Russian "Civil War" later this year. For now I'll merely point out that the Cold War began with the imperialist world invading and attempting to conquer what would become the Soviet Union. Nor did the west seem very concerned about freedom and democracy when they gave the Tsar billions of dollars to unleash his secret police and death squads on his own people in the failed revolution of 1905. Yet thanks to myth people believe that it is the Soviets who were out to conquer the world. For daring to withdraw from the war and for daring to build a new type of society that would benefit the vast majority of Russians the Soviet Union was targeted for destruction. Their people were massacred their factories burned. American troops were part of this invasion and yet most americans have no idea that their country ever invaded Russia. This is because not only was a conventional war declared but also from the start a psychological war a propaganda war. Newspapers printed the most absurd lies about the Soviet Union such as that all women were shared in common. The bolsheviks were portrayed as insane and sadistic killers and the papers were full of fake atrocity stories. The media also constantly portrayed the Soviet Union as being in complete chaos and on the verge of collapse. Thus one of the most amusing parts of D.F. Fleming was a discussion by Walter Lippman (who coined the phrase the "Manufacture of Consent") in 1920 printed in the New York Times discussing the terrible failure of the press to provide accurate news on events in Russia calling the coverage a disaster and admitting that the paper had wrongly predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union 91 times since November 1917. Yet of course this coverage was no accident but rather the result of the fact that the western media is owned by rich capitalists who always portray every revolutionary as an insane and cruel madman. The difference being that today they don't even bother to apologize for their blatant lies.

    Not only did America wage war on Russia it also waged war on itself shocking even the reactionary europeans. American Capitalists were equally terrified of the majority of their own population who lived in dire poverty not to mention the indians whose children they were kidnapping and brainwashing while the adults lived in concentration camps. They were especially terrified of the blacks kept under brutal apartheid rule and targeted at will by american fascist death squads like the KKK. They were also suspicious of the new immigrants many who were catholics or jews and brought dangerous foreign ideas like socialism, anarchism, and communism. Thus in conjunction with their anti-Russian hysteria they launched a brutal attack on labor unions, blacks, and immigrants. People were held without charges like after 9/11 and many immigrants were deported for the crime of dreaming or organizing for a better world. Full scale war was launched on black communities who were forced to take up arms to defend themselves. These were part of a long pattern of "Race Riots" one of the most brutal was in St Louis in the summer of 1917 where thousands of blacks were murdered before the Russian Revolution had even occurred. Lynch mobs were unleashed on catholics, jews, and of course blacks and even union members. Prior to world war 1 the Media had been organized to wage a massive propaganda war to convince people of the necessity of entering World War 1. Now with the start of the cold war the media would wage an unending propaganda war that continues to this day. Inspired by the example of the Russian Revolution the american communist party was formed demonized by the press erased from history they would play a vital if forgotten role in the creation of the civil rights movement, the passage of new deal social reforms, the creation of the 1st racially integrated unions, the fight against fascism, war, and imperialism. They would be imprisoned, beaten, tortured, murdered and blacklisted. American prisons are still full of communist political prisoners from the 60's, 70's, and 80's.


   After many humiliating and disastrous defeats the imperial powers were forced to give up their war on the Soviet Union. Their own war weary people demanded an end and staged strikes to halt the war. The next strategy the west pursued was one of demonization and isolation. They refused to recognize the new government for years. The Soviets were desperate to rebuild their society. During the war they had built a form of "War Communism" but Lenin believed socialism must make a temporary retreat and trade restored. The era of NEP began and Russia was even willing to allow foreign trade to resume and foreign investment. Yet not even the prospect of being allowed to exploit the USSR's rich natural resources could convince the west to relax tensions. The US and UK refused to even recognize the government let alone resume trade. This turned out for the best since the soviet union would instead once again move the country towards socialism and a planned economy. In 1924 tired of being isolated by the west the Soviets signed instead a deal with the Germans  who were also still isolated after loosing the war and being forced to pay massive reparations. Russia received vital industrial equipment in exchange for raw materials. It would be a faustian bargain which while helping the Soviets industrialize also helped the Germans to re-arm. However the British and Americans would soon be funneling billions of dollars into Germany to build up Hitler to attack the Soviet Union.


    It was with the rise of Hitler and also the great depression that the next major phase of the cold war would begin. In America Franklin D. Roosevelt finally recognized the USSR in 1933 because the US now needed any potential trade and as a counter-balance to Hitler. In the Soviet Union they immediately recognized the danger Fascism posed and would try desperately to unite  with the imperialist democracies to oppose this new threat. D.F. Fleming spends a whole chapter on Litvinov's repeated attempts to create an alliance to oppose wars of aggression  to keep the peace. Yet as D.F. Fleming demonstrates at great length the west would turn down the Soviet Union's offers of alliance again and again. The British hoped that Hitler would smash the Soviet Union and it's policy of appeasement was meant to clear the path east for Hitler while evading it's treaty commitments in Eastern Europe. During these same years the Germans and Italians invaded republican Spain in aid of the fascist  General Francisco Franco who fought to seize power. The west including FDR banned the shipment of weapons to aid the Spanish loyalists resisting these fascists. It was the Soviet Union alone that sent weapons troops and advisers to preserve democracy in Spain. The USSR also encouraged communists and anti-fascists from around the world to volunteer to aid Spain. The US and Britain on the other hand prosecuted these volunteers as criminals. American newspapers demonized the Spanish republic just as it had demonized the Russian Revolution. Many papers openly supported the fascists. France doomed Spain by barring Russian weapons or supplies from entering the country. The west deliberately insured a fascist victory in Spain and seldom is the Spanish civil war even mentioned in discussing the origins of World War 2.


    The fall of Spain was greeted with horror and disgust in Russia. It was increasingly clear that the west would do nothing to stop the march of fascism. Despite this obvious fact the Soviets continued to try to form an alliance against Hitler at every step of the wests appeasement. It offered to fight to defend Czechoslovakia the UK on the other hand rejected this offer and forced the Czechs to surrender. It offered to send troops defend Poland (which had signed a nonaggression pact with Hitler in 1935) Poland denied them permission. The UK attempted to get the USSR to sign a unilateral defense agreement with Poland while turning down their offer of a mutual defense pact. This would have embroiled the USSR into war with Germany as soon as they invaded Poland. In the final months before war began the British and French did their best to delay forming an alliance and insult the soviets by sending low level negotiators with no power to make a deal. American and British capitalists had spent billions of dollars arming the German war machine. Germany was poised to invade Poland. Thus Stalin was forced into his brilliant but infamous gamble of the non-aggression pact with Germany. With this move he forced Britain and France to enter the war against Germany. He also managed to regain the Russian territory Poland had won during the "Russian Civil War" and got a free hand to take back the baltic. Of course from a geo-political perspective it was a smart move but politically it was an embarrassing disaster. Communists around the world had been at the fore front of the fight against fascism and were now in the embarrassing position of having to explain this devils bargain. It would be used to blacken the reputation of the Soviet Union until our own time despite the fact that the west had already signed similar deals with Hitler long before. However it bought the Soviet Union one year in time and a valuable buffer zone that would prove vital in managing to survive the war. It should be remembered that Russia stopped the Germans less then 16 miles from Moscow without this non-aggression pact they could easily have lost the war.


    Stalin had hoped Hitler would be bogged down for years on the western front. Unfortunately many in the french military feared communists and socialists far more then Fascism of which they were openly sympathetic. Thanks to their treachery France would collapse quickly and the British would be forced to flee back to Britain. The Nazis forces were the best trained and equipped in the world. They were masters of tactics and strategy. Hitler had always dreamed of conquering Russia enslaving and massacring it's people and seizing it's valuable natural resources. He dreamed of the conquest of Eurasia. Thus June 22 1941 he launched his invasion of the Soviet Union. If he had been delayed an extra year he would have faced a much harder war because the soviets were just starting to mass produce their next generation of tanks and planes. Most Soviet forces were armed with obsolete equipment in 1941 and were no match for the battle hardened germans in the first months of the war. It was only in 1942 that the Soviets famous T-34 Tanks and Illuyshin bombers would be produced in enough numbers to give the Soviet Union a fighting chance.


   The Soviets suffered defeat after defeat and the world doubted it would survive more then a couple months. Luckily Stalin managed to transfer the more experienced troops from the east in time to save Moscow under General Zhukov's command. For the first time the Nazis were not only stopped but pushed back hundreds of miles. It was the winter of 1941 and the Americans had finally entered the war making it an ally. Churchill who had been in charge of waging war on Russia during the civil war seemingly put his hostility on hold and allied with Russia. However as D.F. Fleming make clears this change was only an illusion and Churchill would play a sinister game during the war. FDR promised Stalin a second front against Hitler in 1942 to take the pressure off Russia. Churchill instead manipulated them into invading North Africa and then Italy. America and Britain would play an only minor role in the war. Instead it was the Soviets who did the vast majority of the fighting and dying. 90% of German troops died on the eastern front. Sadly thanks to textbooks, hollywood and the media  the average American doesn't even realize Russia fought in World War 2 let alone that they nearly single handedly won the war.


   In 1942 Hitler launched his summer offensive to capture the Baku oil fields the British had once tried to steal (and nearly bombed at the start of the war which would have insured a Nazi victory.) However the Nazis had to cover their flank by taking Stalingrad and in the most epic battle in history met their doom. Against all odds the Soviets refused to surrender the city which German bombers quickly reduced to ruins. The Soviets defended every house every block to the death. While the Germans were bogged down in the city; Stalin once again moved in reinforcements from the east the Germans didn't even suspect existed. Under General Zhukov's able leadership they launched a counter attack smashing thru the Romanians assigned to guard the german lines. Soon the Germans were completely surrounded and were forced to surrender. It was the the most decisive victory in the war. The Summer of 1943 Hitler Gambled on one last major counter-offensive at Kursk. It was the greatest Tank battle in history and the soviets managed to smash the germans. Now the Red Army began the massive task of liberating eastern Europe. It was only in 1944 that the Western Allies finally opened a second front. Even then Churchill had wanted to invade the Balkans to counter the Russians instead of landing at Normandy. The Soviets had to race the allies to liberate Berlin. A secret deal had been cut and the Germans were offering only token resistance in the west while fighting to the last man on the eastern front against the soviets. Finally after an epic battle the Red Army finished off the nazis in the battle of Berlin. As D. F. Fleming points out the Russians saved countless american and British lives by taking the brunt of the fighting. They suffered untold suffering at the hands of the Germans. Americans who have not known any real war or invasion since the war of 1812 have no idea what it is like to suffer a war let alone what Russia suffered at the hands of Germany. They had no sympathy for the Russians just like they have no sympathy for the Yemenis, Iraqis or the Syrians. America will never understand the horror and folly of war until the instant it is  obliterated in a nuclear war by which time their will be no one left to understand anything.


   Thus with the arrogance born of their spoiled ignorance America wasted no time after the end of world war 2 to claim the Russians were the new nazis. They choose to ignore the huge debt it owed Russia in defeating Fascism. It was of course the American fascists like the Dulles brothers who would shout loudest about this absurd claim. The Dulles brothers had represented the nazi business interests (a fact Fleming only dares hint at) and Allen Dulles cut a secret deal with the Nazis. They would go to work for the american empire. While the Soviets were still fighting hard against fascism during the war the British were already fighting on the same side as the Fascists. Churchill was at it again in one of the most disgraceful chapters of the war. Greece had long been a de facto British colony. Before World War 2 It's newly returned corrupt king King George II would appoint a fascist dictator General John Metaxas earning the king the hatred of the greek people. While a fascist Metaxas was allied to Britain and so resisted an Italian invasion before dying. The British sent troops to help but were forced to flee and a pro-german fascist puppet was installed. However in one of the heroic chapters of the War the greek people fighting under communist leadership of EAM-ELAS were able to singlehandedly liberate their country. British troops returned and were greeted with cheers they did not have to do any fighting as the greek guerrillas had already won the war. Churchill however wanted his colony back he also wanted to reinstall the king who was hated for installing the Metaxas dictatorship. In December 1944 Churchill ordered the British to protect and reorganize the fascist death squads while ordering the greek Guerrillas of the  to disarm. Stalin had made another devils bargain with Churchill. Stalin was promised control in eastern Europe in exchange for British control of Greece they would divide Influence over Yugoslavia (The British broke their deal and Yugoslavia would later become a secret NATO partner ironically Yugoslavia would become NATOs first victim after the cold war and has ceased to exist) Here were the seeds of what would become the cold war. Stalin kept his end of the deal allowing the British to wage a brutal war on the Greeks without coming to their aid. This war was the beginning of the cold war and Britain allied with the fascists against the greek republicans many who were not necessarily even communists but merely fighting against monarchy and fascism. Ironically the British would basically loose this war. FDR had been disgusted by Churchill's treacherous treatment of his Greek allies who were massacred (some while chanting FDR's name) or sent to prison camps on remote islands or to north Africa. However Truman would use the greek civil war as the excuse to launch his Truman Doctrine which committed America to a constant encirclement of and covert war upon the soviet union. More importantly it committed the US to battle any revolution anywhere in the world which shocked D.F. Fleming but confirms yet again the brilliance of Gerald Horne's discussion of the Counter-Revolution of 1776. In Greece the US would back fascist death squads as they terrorized the greeks while the American's napalmed the people of Greece in the name of freedom and democracy a pattern that would repeat from Korea, to Vietnam, to El Salvador, and scores of other unlucky countries.

   The soviets were always being accused of being untrustworthy and as a result could be overzealous in fulfilling their promises and Greece was one of the most tragic examples of this. At Yalta they made the deal with Churchill Official and the Americans signed on as well. They agreed to install democracies but as we shall see and as D.F. Fleming points out rather brilliantly the soviets had their own view of democracy. For the soviets democracy was impossible so long as the old elites dominated society. History has proved them correct as in America we are given a choice solely between evil billionaires never in it's history has an ordinary person been allowed to become president of The United States and run things for the benefit of ordinary americans. To become a politician one must first sell oneself to rich backers. Yet strangely even though everyone knows this everyone forgets everything they know about this corrupt system whenever someone begins to praise the blessings of democracy and the need to murder millions to bring it's benefits to Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, Ukraine or Russia. Even if what is labeled democracy is obviously genocidal terrorism or fascism. Thus even today when discussing the cold war or the Truman doctrine no one dares mention that we installed fascism not democracy in Greece. Truman was also backing the Fascists of Turkey who were planning to ally with the Nazis if they had won at Stalingrad. Nor do they seem to mention that the Soviets were actually providing no support instead people parrot the lie that america intervened in Greece to stop soviet "expansionism" As if this wasn't bad enough once Greeks returned to democracy the CIA backed a fascist coup there in 1967 20 Years after Truman had sent in the troops to Napalm the entire country Greece would suffer at the hands of yet another fascist dictatorship. Today Greece is a poster child for the undemocratic nature of the EU.


    However before turning our attention to the postwar Cold War we should discuss the soft coup that took place in the United States. In 1944 FDR's pro-Russian vice president Henry Wallace was forced off the ticket in a rigged convention and replaced by the racist Russia hater Harry S. Truman. On  April 12 1945 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would die. D.F. Fleming is convinced that had FDR lived the Cold War could have been avoided. In my view it could at most have been delayed. However by replacing Wallace with Truman the corrupt forces that stage manage our democracy insured that whatever Roosevelt had accomplished in winning the trust of the Russians would quickly be completely reversed. The people of Russia mourned FDR far more then then many in the US where he was hated and constantly red-baited by the Capitalists and many media outlets. Truman was a lot like  George W. Bush stupid arrogant and always trying to act tough. Both Presidents would leave office with the lowest approval ratings in history having embroiled their countries in lost wars that would nonetheless kill millions of Koreans (Truman) and Iraqis (Bush II). Both would unleash hysterical panics destroying the very freedoms they claimed to be fighting for (McCarthyism & the Patriot Act.) Both men were put in power undemocratically.


    Now to turn to the causes of this second Cold War that began in 1945. The Soviets were motivated by one single goal security. Having suffered two catastrophic invasions in less then 30 years, as well as suffered constant economic and political warfare they required neighbors who were not hostile and would not join the next potential invasion of their country. Initially they installed popular front (an alliance of communists and socialists) governments in Eastern Europe contrary to myth these governments were democratically elected. However once they realized the west was intent on breaking their Yalta agreements they installed communist governments. In Hungary for example there was a danger that the fascists would come back into power democratically. They openly conspired being arrogant aristocrats and were foiled by the soviets. They decided to install a Communist government in the process killing one person and imprisoning a couple hundreds. This was long after Churchill's war in Greece had killed tens of thousands and locked hundreds of thousands of people in prison camps on isolated islands or even in the North African desert. Still what happened in Hungary was blasted across the headlines as an example of monstrous Communist Tyranny while when George Polk wrote critically about the Fascist government in Greece he was murdered by Greek Fascists and his death was blamed on the communists. In Czechoslovakia the Communists seized power when it looked like they were loosing influence in the Government they mobilized the masses and forced the government to resign. This was after after Truman declared his Truman Doctrine allowing him to wage covert war on the USSR while waging war on revolutionaries worldwide whether they were nationalists or communists. However these defensive moves by the Soviets were hyped by the politicians and the media as proof that the Soviets were out to conquer the world. I should mention that the Soviets greatly improved the lives of the people in their zones of influence where huge feudal land owners had brutally oppressed and murdered their people. They carried out land reform, provided free education, free health care and guaranteed employment. Food and housing were subsidized to make them affordable. Western visitors at the time to these countries often joked that they could see no iron curtain and people seemed free and happy.


   In reality of course it was the United States that was out to conquer the world. It hoped to force the Soviets out of Eastern Europe and was waging a covert war with exile armies of fascists to destabilize the governments and roll back communism. George Kennan who was in charge of this program and was the architect of the Truman Doctrine of "Containment" called it Counter-force. The Massive Propaganda campaign was waged as part of the effort to force the soviets out. It was not fear of the Soviet Union as myth would have it but rather their knowledge of how damaged the Soviet Union was that motivated the empire. America had the Atom Bomb. It had turned the former fascists of Germany and Japan into it's proxies ready to wage war. Britain and France with their mighty empires had become American pawns desperate for loans and America was confident it would inherit their empires. In the meantime it funded the British and french in their anti colonial struggles. Back then it also dominated the UN.

   Above all it had invented the Atom Bomb. It timed the dropping of this bomb for the day before the soviet union was due to join the war with Japan which Stalin had agreed to launch three months after. Thus almost no one remembers the crushing blow the Red Army dealt Japan in Manchuria which would have caused a Japanese surrender without the A-Bomb being dropped. It was done to send a message to the Soviets. Luckily the Soviets had spies within the American Nuclear Program but as D.F. Fleming points out this only sped up their nuclear program by a few months. With the Atom Bomb the US thought it could threaten the USSR into abandoning Eastern Europe. It Surrounded the USSR with bomber bases. American papers openly boasted about plans to launch a pre-emptive Nuclear War. Thus this was the beginning of that arrogant hubris that has characterized the American attitude ever since. The Richest and most industrialized country on the planet with the former great powers as it's pawns and a monopoly on the Atom Bomb it saw no reason why it should honor it's Yalta Agreements simply because the Red Army had managed to singlehandedly liberate eastern Europe.

   I Call the Cold War World War 3 and view it as primarily a war on the Third World. America's cold war planners were from the start far more worried about the inevitable collapse of the european empires. There was a danger that newly liberated countries might seek to fight poverty and exploitation threatening the profits of western corporations. However the US saw that by hyping up the soviet threat it could label any liberation movement or even mild reformers as communists or tools of the kremlin. Thus America's aggressive war on the planet could be sold as defensive. Revolutions and Anti-colonial struggle would be blamed on communist subversion and western publics were trained to believe that they had to battle communism everywhere in the world. Guatemala, Iran, The Congo, the list went on and on of Nationalist governments overthrown and replaced by brutal dictators. In Guatemala alone 200,000 people would be killed as a result of one of these fascist coups sold in the name of anti-communism. As the Cold War began in 1945 the US was already waging war in The Philippines, Korea, and China. Fascist coups would occur in the 1940's in Colombia, Venezuela, and Peru. The US was already defending fascist governments in Spain and Argentina.

   In West Germany America was allowing most of the Nazi deep State to hold onto power and had formed an alliance with Reinhard Gehlen which terrified the Soviets and was used to run armies of fascists from Ukraine, Latvia, and Estonia and all of eastern Europe. The US was helping fascist war criminals escape justice all over eastern Europe from places like Croatia, Hungary, and Romania. These fascists would settle in the US and Canada seize control of their ethnic communities often violently and throughout the Cold War would lobby constantly for the need to "liberate" not just eastern Europe but the soviet union as well. The western Media trumpeted these fascist war criminals as heroic freedom fighters never telling the western public about their well documented crimes and atrocities. This pattern remains to this day of course from Syria's genocidal terrorist death Squads aka the "moderate rebels" to newly reinstalled Ukrainian Fascists both are sold as heroic freedom fighters to the gullible western public. These fascist exiles would form the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of nations along with the "white" Russian exiles the  (ABN) branch of the World Anti-Communist League (WACL) which I wrote about last year.

   Of Course the Cold War had domestic causes as well. The American capitalists hated the "New Deal" reforms that cut into their profits. During World War 2 America had the greatest number of strikes in it's history. The Capitalists feared the power of the labor unions and this new red scare offered them a chance to crack down on the unions who were forced to expel all real or suspected communists often their most radical and committed members. Unions became tools of organized crime and the CIA. Southern Segregationists also had long been the chief actors in the anti-communist witch hunts which they used to attack enemies of Jim Crow like Paul Robeson or later Martin Luther King. The NAACP expelled it's founder W.E.B. Dubois as part of this new red scare. A permanent climate of fear and self censorship survives to our own day. Needless to say any peace movement in the West was also viewed solely as dangerous communist subversion. Some of America's most brilliant journalists were forced into silence for contradicting the cold war hysteria or for exposing fascists. Honesty became a crime lies became sacred, propaganda became history. Above all daring to dream of a better world became a crime. Tens of thousands of civil servants, teachers, union members lost their jobs. People were forced to shun old friends lest they be labeled communist as well. The FBI collected every rumor and slander they could find into secret files. Even high level state department officials could be hounded into retirement especially if they had spoken honestly about America's corrupt Chinese fascist ally Chiang Kai-Shek who's "China Lobby" was funded by heroin profits and owned Joe McCarthy (he was also backed by the nazis) who was used to carry out their vendettas on their critics in the US state department. Obsessed with rooting out Russian influence in America no one cared that tiny Taiwan had been allowed to completely corrupt the American political process (which was already corrupt enough ) Just as today the west is in a panic about Russian influence but cares little about the stranglehold the Israel lobby has over American, French, and British middle east policy.

 
   These were the early years of the Cold War. The public were told that the Soviets would invade western Europe at any moment even though this was utter nonsense. When Churchill made his famous Iron Curtain speech in Truman's hometown with Truman in the audience, Churchill was actually stealing nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels phrase.  Everywhere there were anti-communist witch hunts. The American military were eager to nuke Russia and were only restrained by the danger that the Red Army might wreak a terrible revenge and by the practical details of occupying the radioactive waste land of the soviet union after it had been bombed to smithereens. They planned to parachute in their fascist exile armies and seize control but realized that might be impossible in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where every major city had been destroyed. Thus D.F.  Fleming ends Volume One of his monumental book with the explosion of the Soviet Bomb in 1949  which may have saved the USSR from annihilation. The west thought it was impossible until at least 1951 but yet again the USSR had surprised the world.  America would continue to threaten nuclear war for decades but were now restrained by the Soviet Nuclear capability. Fleming writes of the hopes that America would seize the moment for diplomacy but it refused. Within nine months the Korean War broke out and the "Cold War" turned "hot" although it had been hot all along in places like Greece and even in Korea itself. I will discuss the Chinese Revolution, Korean War and the origins of the Vietnam War in my next article dealing with Volume 2 of D.F. Fleming's "The Cold War and It's Origins" The same west that had harshly criticized the Soviet Union for taking relatively mild steps to insure their control of eastern Europe would proceed to murder millions of people to prevent Communist governments from coming to power democratically worldwide.


Sources

My main source was of course the classic "The Cold War and It's Origins 1917-1960 Volume 1 1917-1950" By D.F. Fleming. However it was written at a time when the history of the CIA was largely unknown, so I also recommend "Blowback: America's Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold War" By Christopher Simpson. For a discussion of Cold War 2.0 read "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia" by Dan Kovalik. I also rewatched America's Hidden History by Oliver Stone which is a powerful documentary but also fails to question certain crucial cold war myths about Stalin and the USSR.



My article on Lenin and the Russian Revolution

http://anti-imperialist-u.blogspot.com/2015/07/lessons-of-russian-revolution.html

My Article on Black Bolshevik which contains a vivid discussion of the Red Scare and the racist  violence of the times as well as the role Communists played in the struggle for Civil Rights

http://anti-imperialist-u.blogspot.com/2015/11/black-bolshevik-harry-haywood.html


My Article on Stalin and the Soviet Union from the Revolution to World War 2 and the "Cold War"

       http://anti-imperialist-u.blogspot.com/2015/08/understanding-stalin.html


America's alliance with Nazi's was a major reason for the "Cold War" based on Christopher Simpson's excellent book "Blowback"

       http://anti-imperialist-u.blogspot.com/2014/06/nazis-and-cia.html


America allied with nearly every fascist group on the planet as part of the World-Anti-Communist League

     https://www.sott.net/article/323037-Beyond-the-Iran-Contra-Affair-Part-3-The-World-Anti-Communist-League

                               

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Empire of Hopelessness

    Empire of Hopelessness: Targets Venezuela and Syria



    The US is escalating it's war on the planet. In Venezuela the fascists have escalated their war on the country committing gruesome murders, and attempting to burn down government buildings. In Syria the US continues to expand it's invasion from the south and the north bombing Syrian forces and shooting down a Syrian jet as part of their campaign to steal as much Syrian territory as possible. In better news Brazil a victim of a soft coup last year that deposed the democratically elected president Dilma Rousseff the new puppet president Temer is on the verge of falling from power. In the Philippines the US is doubtless behind a sudden uprising by ISIS. The middle east is in chaos with Saudi Arabia turning on it's frequent ally and fellow terror sponsor Qatar. Obviously it is difficult to decide which of the two is worse although their current conflict is due to Qatar's monarchs being slightly less insane then the megalomaniacal Saudi monarchs. Now Saudi Arabia has had it's own soft coup elevating a war mongering prince Mohammed bin Salman aka the "Butcher of Yemen"  to the role of heir apparent Crown Prince to the senile current monarch. In Yemen the blood bath and starvation continue. Iran suffered a major ISIS attack and the CIA have launched another attempt to topple the government. Across the planet World War 4 rages from Mexico to Colombia, to DRCongo, England, Afghanistan, a war without boundaries or borders bringing poverty, misery, death, and destruction, fear, sadness, tragedy and sheer horror. Billions of people struggle to survive in our doomed world. Wherever there is hope or heroism the empire of chaos moves in to try to destroy it.


    Venezuela is a beacon of hope to the world. In 1989 Gorbachev was destroying the socialist world to the applause of the west who declared an end to history. The people of Venezuela, the people of the slums, the poor, the desperate rose up, demanding a better future. They were brutally massacred between 300-1500 people were killed. However in response to this horror and to the cries of the people that revolutionary genius Hugo Chavez began to make his plans and after a failed attempt to seize power  he would by 1999 be elected president of Venezuela. Hugo Chavez would set about transforming Venezuela forever. He gave hope not just to Venezuela but to all of Latin America, in fact to the whole world. He was killed by the CIA but his revolution would live on. Venezuela has been constantly targeted for destruction since Hugo Chavez came to power. For the empire of chaos it is criminal to dream of a better future and still worse to inspire others to dream.

   Thus the war on Venezuela has been escalating. Spoiled rich kids have received paramilitary training so that they can wreak havoc on their country. Among their most memorable recent crimes was the murder of Orlando Figuera who was stabbed six times and burned alive for being a black man and hence a likely Chavista. I was reminded of the CIA's war on black Libyans who were massacred by racist al Qaeda death squads incited by "human rights groups" like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International to carry out genocide against black Libyans and African guest workers with their "African Mercenaries" propaganda campaign. I was also of course reminded of the US itself where the police and even fascist hate groups still murder blacks with utter impunity. Ines Esparragozza Orlando's mother a maid was fired by her rich opposition supporting employer for daring to denounce the horrific murder of her son on national television. The murder of Orlando Figuera had been part of the oppositions Ukraine inspired tactics as earlier a Telesur journalist had been doused with gasoline and nearly set on fire.  Arson is a favorite weapon of the Venezuelan fascists who had already tried to burn down a maternity ward full of premature babies. Since torching poor Orlando alive they have attempted to burn down the Venezuelan Supreme court for resisting their coup plots and the housing authority for the crime of building new homes for 1.5 million Venezuelans.   To make matters worse Colombian death Squads are still operating in Venezuela murdering Chavistas. The CIA/Media which are practically inseparable have waged propaganda warfare on the country. Apparently Venezuela is guilty of trying to put a stop to this violent and murderous rampage which no state would tolerate. Venezuelans will never surrender to this attack on their country aiming to destroy all they have dreamed of and worked for in the 30 years since they first rose up.

   Syria the most heroic nation on the planet has been a target for even longer. As Stephen  Gowan's explains in his excellent new book "Washington's Long War on Syria" Syria has been a target of the american empire since at least the 1950's. Syria's crime was daring to dream  of true independence from the old colonial powers and their new american heirs. Syria attempted to achieve economic and political independence. Syria resisted the settler colonial state of Israel. Syria refused to throw it's people into poverty so that western billionaires could get a little richer. As result Syria was targeted for destruction. An attempt was made to destroy the country using the muslim brotherhood as proxies in the 1980's funded by the CIA, Israel, the Saudis and Syria's many other enemies. Thankfully this genocidal terror campaign was successfully crushed. Sadly the US would launch a far more ambitious war on Syria in our own times.

    The suffering the Syrian people have undergone since 2011 is incalculable. The economic war using sanctions has been even more destructive then the terror campaign the west has unleashed. The two work together sanctions prevent Syria from importing vital medicines while the NATO death squads blow up pharmaceutical factories, destroy hospitals and murder doctors. Then when terrorists explode a bomb Syrian civilians die or suffer unnecessary amputations because there are no antibiotics to treat infections. A simple trip to the dentist becomes a nightmare because there is no anesthetic. Sanctions put people out of work while terrorist recruiters offer huge salaries. Children starve or die from easily preventable diseases. Millions have lost everything, millions are homeless. 300,000 people have died but millions have lost love ones, suffered traumas and tragedies most people cannot even imagine. Yet even amidst all this horror and suffering Syrians have refused to surrender. They have refused to give up their dignity their humanity. Syria's civilians are the unsung heroes of this war every day is a struggle to survive. The criminal sanctions on Syria must be lifted.


   Which is why it is so horrifying to see the empire of chaos doing everything in it's power to prolong this war as long as possible. Syria has suffered more then enough. The tide of the war has shifted in Syria's favor forcing the US to intervene directly in order to prop up their terrorist allies. First however I must deal with that heroic city Deir Ezzor. The US seems determined to enable an ISIS victory. Deir Ezzor was the victim of  repeated waves of huge ISIS attacks aimed at capturing the city leaving 100,000 Syrian civilians in ISIS merciless grip and massacring the cities heroic SAA defenders who have managed to resist ISIS for years despite being completely surrounded. The US has been deliberately trying to herd ISIS fighters out of Raqqah and towards Deir Ezzor and Palmyra which they hope to seize a third time. The SAA have been trying to close this gap in southern Raqqah which the americans kurdish mercenaries have deliberately left open. The latest attack on Deir Ezzor was enabled by these criminal schemes although of course ISIS would never have become one of the most powerful and well funded death squad armies without the support of the CIA. This fact was made blatantly obvious when ISIS popped on the other side of the world to destabilize the Philippines which is pursuing friendly relations with China against the empire's wishes. Hence it is clear the US was also behind the massive ISIS offensive at Deir Ezzor which they hope will give them an excuse to seize Deir Ezzor using their Marines and kurdish proxies in the north of Syria and their terrorist forces in the south of Syria. ISIS managed to make some dangerous advances seizing vital strategic parts of the city and the fate of Deir Ezzor was in doubt for a few days. Thankfully the heroic SAA defenders were able to stage a counter attack and Deir Ezzor was saved. Deir Ezzor has become an important symbol to Syria and the world as a symbol of Syria's determination to liberate their country. Deir Ezzor surrounded by enemies  a symbol of Syria's  heroic resistance against the US-Israel-NATO-GCC Axis of Chaos. We can only hope that the cities brave defenders can hold out against ISIS long enough for the siege to be lifted and the cities people to be saved. The US has launched a horrific white phosphorous bombing in the area that killed 30 civilians.


    The liberation of Deir Ezzor has long been a goal of the SAA but recently a new battle to preserve Syria's sovereignty has begun in the south where the US invaded a couple months ago in support of their terrorist allies and set up a base at al Tanf.  When Syria and it's allies sent a force aimed at ejecting the invaders the US bombed them repeatedly. The US then set up yet another base in southern Syria. They are moving kurdish mercenaries to reinforce al Tanf. They have recently sent an advanced rocket launching system to defend this stolen territory. Luckily Syria and it's Iraqis allies were able to outflank these bases opening a border crossing between Iraq and Syria. Syria is doing everything in it's power to contain this invading force without giving the americans an excuse to further escalate their attacks. Unfortunately America needs no excuses since it is run by pathological liars. In Northern Syria the SAA are trying to cut off the ISIS escape routes and trying to prevent the Americans from stealing more Syrian territory for their kurdish puppets. In support of this mission a Syrian jet was bombing ISIS near Rasafa when the US shot it down aiming to halt Syrian advances in the North which are also aimed at setting the stage for the liberation of Deir Ezzor. The US lied and claimed the plane had been bombing their kurdish puppets. The US may have gone too far this time as the patience of Russia has finally run out and it is threatening to target any NATO or Israeli planes flying into Syrian airspace. Only the future will show wether they carry through on these threats.

    Thus unfortunately after suffering years of tragic war it may be years before the war in Syria ends because the vindictive empire cannot stand to be humiliated at the hands of the heroic Syrians. It is all just a board game to the imperial planners in Washington no matter how many millions they kill they seem completely immune to any remorse. If Syria had been destroyed and millions were slaughtered they would have celebrated. They dream of a world without heroism a world without hope where we have forgotten how to dream and would never dare to resist. A world where greed is the only value, lies are held to be sacred truths, and where mass murder and slavery are viewed as liberation.

   Opposing them are the millions of Venezuelans who have taught the world to dream, to hope again. Opposing them are the heroic people of Syria who have reminded the world that however powerful the empire it can be defeated so long as we resist.







Sources

I read two great books recently which I highly recommend "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia" By Dan Kovalik (I've often relied on his work on Latin America) attempts to expose the horrifying crimes of the american empire as well as explain why Russia has been targeted by this insane propaganda campaign. I also recommend "Washington's Long War on Syria" By Stephen Gowans which explains Syria's modern history as well as analyzing the current war on Syria and debunking much of the propaganda surrounding this war. Both Books are must reads.

An Analysis of the current situation in Syria

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/06/syria-summary-us-attack-fails-to-disrupt-push-to-deir-ezzor.html

Fascists in Venezuela continue their rampage

https://libya360.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/venezuelan-supreme-court-torched-as-jailed-opposition-leader-urges-coup/

Comparing the Fascist Tactics used in Ukraine and Venezuela

https://libya360.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/plaza-altamira-venezuela-plaza-maidan-ukraine/

Another Side of Venezuela

 https://libya360.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/venezuela-stories-from-the-peoples-struggle/

The Murder of Orlando Figuera

https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13170

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Undeground Reich v. 2

The Underground Reich: Tracing the Resurgence of Fascism



We are currently experiencing a massive resurgence of fascism. How could an ideology that was so thoroughly defeated and discredited at the end of World War II not only survive but continue to thrive down through the decades? Dave Emory has spent decades researching this question and his work has been invaluable in my research on fascism. I have relied on three of his favorite books to write this article: “The Hitler Legacy” by Peter Levenda, “The Beast Reawakens” by Martin A. Lee and “Dreamer of the Day” by Kevin Coogan.

One key factor guaranteeing the survival of fascism was the role the American empire played in saving fascist war criminals, then hiring them to wage covert wars across the planet. In past articles I have dealt with the role of the Gehlen Organization, the GLADIO "stay behind"  networks, and WACL(The World Anti-Communist League) an international fascist alliance brought together by the CIA. Nazis were not content with this subservient role. They wanted a Fourth Reich. In pursuit of this agenda, and after splintering following their their defeat in World War II, they pursued surprising strategies. They forged an alliance with the non-aligned movement. To weaponize religion, they allied with Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus. A few formed alliances with the communist world. They both battled and secretly served the West German government. They also found friends among the American extreme right. A global network of fascists operating on the fringes of society proved to be surprisingly effective in shaping Western politics. While their agenda became mainstream, this history has been widely ignored. Reading about Europe during the 1990’s in Martin A. Lee’s “The Beast Reawakens: Fascism’s Resurgence from Hitler’s Spymasters to Today’s Neo-Nazi Groups and Right Wing Extremists,” I was shocked at how similar the situation in the 1990’s was to events of today, as well as  how quickly the world forgets. Then too, there was a massive anti-immigrant hysteria accompanied by escalating fascist hate crimes.

    The Nazis were online long before their was an Internet and have been shockingly effective at spreading their ideology. It is imperative that we begin an offensive against this trend. One of the keys to the success of fascism has been its ability to constantly mutate, to disguise itself, to infiltrate and corrupt efforts to battle imperialism, Zionism and even fascism. Some of the people reading this have been infected with this spirit of hatred. Many are fascists without realizing it. The world is heading for an extremely dark period that the human race may not survive. A war of all against all, balkanization, mass murder, millions of refugees - as has happened in Rwanda, DRCongo, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine. This is the inevitable consequence of stoking tribal, ethnic, national, racial and religious hatreds. Is this the future you want? This is precisely what the elite desire - for everyone to be be too busy fighting each other to notice their criminal destruction and  looting of the planet.  The strive to create a world broken up into tiny statelets unable to resist the power of multinational corporations. Their is a war for our minds. The fascists are winning. Only by uniting do we have any hope of defeating them.

    There is a reason why the Nazis were so successful in their ability to go underground. As Peter Levenda points out in “The Hitler Legacy: The Nazi Cult in Diaspora,” the movement had grown up after the defeat of Germany in World War I. They emerged from the original precursors of the GLADIO stay behind armies, the Freikorps death squads comprised of German veterans mobilized as a covert army to destroy the attempted German revolution. These groups were controlled by German intelligence. They deployed Adolf Hitler to infiltrate what would later morph into the Nazi Party. As I discussed in my articles on The World Ant-Communist League (WACL) , the white Russian emigres were highly influential in the birth of fascism. Another influence was the occult, secret Thule Society. Peter Levenda observed that the SS resembled a cult more than a political party, but this cult aspect was present from the beginning. Founded by defeated soldiers, proto-fascist exiles, intelligence agencies, secret societies, the Nazis were prepared to survive defeat and all of these elements would play a vital role in their survival.

    Even more significant was their financial strategy; moving money in secret, buying into western corporations, hiding assets and their re-armaments industry. German corporations were so interlinked with American corporations that even during the war, it was impossible to separate them. The British were also deeply involved in funding the Nazis. Henry Ford not only funded but helped inspire Hitler and was backing Hitler before his failed Beer Hall Putsch of 1923. German money was active in America during the war, managed by men like the Dulles brothers, who would later assume the offices of the secretary of state and director of the CIA, as would Prescott Bush, father of future President George H.W. Bush, grandfather of President George W. Bush. American capitalists built the German war machine in the hope it would crush the Soviet Union. Even after the US entered the war, American corporations in Germany were churning out weapons to arm the Nazis. On the German side, these efforts were masterminded by Hjalmar Schact. After the war he escaped serious punishment and managed the Underground Reich finances, ensuring that the Nazi's massive stolen fortunes were hidden safely abroad. This investment plan led to the seemingly miraculous recovery of the German and Japanese economies. Schact was aided by the mysterious Martin Bormann who created a corporate empire of front companies during his exile in Argentina, while most believed he was dead. This vast fortune would fund and sustain the fascist revival.

The Underground Reich had become a global phenomenon before the war. Throughout the world, Nazi parties were formed - South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Indonesia, and the United States. Everywhere there was a German embassy attempts were made to spread the Nazi ideology. Their impact would be felt for decades after the war. I have dealt with the horrors of fascism in Argentina and Chile in my earlier articles on Operation Condor and WACL. Indonesia would be the scene of one of the most horrific bloodbaths of the 20th century, with over a million killed after the coup in 1965. Gehlen’s BND (Bundesnachtrichtendienst the German CIA) and the CIA were heavily involved and the Indonesians named their secret police after the Gestapo.


   Of course the most horrific crimes of the fascists would be during world war 2 when the Nazis and their many fascist allies would attempt to exterminate jews and gypsies and would also murder tens of millions of serbs, poles, Russians, Belorussians and anyone else who dared to resist. 30-40 million would die in Europe. An equal number would die in Asia at the hands of the Japanese fascists and British imperialists. It was the bloodiest decade in Human history and ever since the Fascists have sought to erase their crimes from memory while vastly exaggerating the crimes of communists. Thanks to the ignorance of the general public claims are made that "jewish bolsheviks" killed 100 million people. To debunk the the racist aspect of this lie first the communists were of every ethnic group not just jews although many jews did join the communist party because of the racism in Czarist Russia which would periodically whip up genocidal pogroms. Ironically many jews also fought on the side of the proto-fascist white Russians (who routinely massacred jews) because of political grudges dating back to the founding of the bolsheviks (When the Jewish Bund was expelled) just as many Mensheviks joined the white forces. In reality 6-7 million people died during the Russian Civil War many of them were killed by the same proto-fascist white Russians who have been spreading these racist lies ever since. Blaming one side for all the casualties is a favorite trick of war propagandists but the brutal massacres conducted by the white Russians are well known to historians.  During the Stalin era a million people were killed not 30 million as cold war propagandists and fascists claimed. However during world war 2 27 million soviets were killed. Thus it is was the Nazis who killed far more Russians in 4 years then the communists had killed in 30 years. If a hundred million people had died prior to world war 2 the Soviet Union would never have been able to win the war.


   Sorry to go on a tangent but combatting one of the more absurd fascist lies one sees repeated constantly on social media while off topic is in the spirit of my effort to combat fascism. Destroying and distorting history is a major goal of the underground reich. Fascist Academics like Timothy Snyder repeat the same discredited lies as the neo-nazis because it serves the interests of his CIA masters who like Snyder are closely allied with fascists in the Ukraine, the Baltics, the Balkans and around the world. (for a good short account of the Russian Revolution & Stalin Years by a mainstream historian read the Russian Revolution by Sheila Fitzpatrick for a Communist perspective read Grover Furr's Blood Lies)


   Let's return to the global nazi underground which existed prior to the war. It found fertile ground in the United States. Thousands joined the fascist german american bund and paraded through american streets in nazi uniforms. They were well armed and trained and served as an arm of german intelligence. America was also teeming with it's own homegrown fascists most infamously the Ku Klux Klan. Father Charles Coughlin a fascist priest had a massively popular Radio Show and newspaper and was in close touch with german intelligence, the nazi underground, the Ukrainians, and the white Russians. He narrowly escaped going to prison for treason as the war began.   There was also the Black Legion funded by Irinay Du Pont to wreak terror on his workers. There was William Dudley Pelley and his silver shirts. There were fascist american ideologues like Francis Parker Yockey who would go onto a bizarre and paradoxical career ending in a mysterious suicide. His friend H. Keith Thompson would become one of the most influential figures in both the mainstream american right and the Nazi underground. Both Yockey and Thompson were recruited into the SD the SS intelligence branch. Thompson would work directly with Skorzeny's Odessa network after the war doling out cash to help escaped SS war criminals establish new identities. Henry Ford had his own private army of thousands of Ukrainian Fascists which he used to terrorize his workers.The Russian emigres had their own Nazi army based in Pennsylvania  lead by Prince Anastase Vonsiatsky who was married to the Nabisco Heiress. President Roosevelt was nearly assassinated by a Ukrainian fascist in a plot exposed by father  Alexei Pelypenko a Ukrainian fascist who became an FBI informant. J. Edgar Hoover who had his own fascist connections had Pelypenko locked up as world war 2 began instead of rewarding him. The same fascist american industrialists also plotted a coup against FDR. Hence even before the massive recruitment of Nazis following World War 2 America was a hotbed of fascism one of many seldom discussed elements of american history. And many of the same americans who collaborated with the nazis before and during the war continued their collaboration after the war. Although americans like to think of racism as a problem solely of backwoods hicks in reality american fascists are part of a global network of Nazi sympathizers and are found among the wealthiest and most well educated people in the country. Some of your favorite brands are or were owned by fascists Sears, Disney, GM, Morton Salts, The Chicago Tribune, Quaker oats, and of course Ford to name a few examples.


   After the battle of Stalingrad many Nazis realized the war was lost and began to make plans to survive their impending defeat. They had stolen hundreds of tons of gold, priceless artworks, jewels. Their industries had made a fortune employing slave labor and stealing factories. They began to make plans to move as much of this wealth offshore as possible. Gold and other treasure was shipped by U-Boat to South America and Asia. Peron cut a deal in which he received a fortune in exchange for hiding the Nazis and their loot. Much of it also found it's ways into banks in Portugal (400 tons of gold went to Portugal alone) and Spain 2 fascist countries that had remained neutral and survived the war with their regimes intact. General Francisco Franco of Spain was forever grateful to the Nazi's for helping him crush the loyalists during the Spanish civil war.  Spain would become one of the main centers of the fascist underground and Otto Skorzeny's main base of operations. The nazis also hid a number of valuable patents and technologies overseas. They deposited their gold in Switzerland, London and New York. Some of the gold was seized by the allies and used to secretly fund the off the books operations of the CIA and OPC. Together the americans and their fascist allies managed to keep this huge fortune hidden from the world. According to Dave Emory the Bormann brotherhood would grow to be one of the most powerful economic forces in the world.

   Aside from Martin Bormann and Reinhard Gehlen the other top leaders of the Underground Reich were Hans Globke, Otto Skorzeny, Otto Remer, and Hans Ulrich Rudel. Globke the Chief of Staff to Chancellor Adenauer was the most powerful man in the West German government. He made sure that behind west Germany's democratic facade the old nazi bureaucracy operated unchanged and he brought more and more disgraced former nazis back into the government he was known as the grey eminence and also the spider(one of the infamous underground reich orgs was called die spinne or spider) Otto Skorzeny "Hitler's favorite commando" signed on with the CIA while also carrying on his own agenda as head of ODESSA the underground organization of SS veterans. I have no doubt that the 2014 Odessa Massacre in Fascist Ukraine was meant as a tribute to the Odessa network. Skorzeny was also a sales agent for german weapons firms and a military adviser who ran a commando training operation. He also ran the mercenary firm Paladin. He formed close ties with many famous Arab nationalists. Due to the creation of the settler-colonial state of Israel the nazis found many allies in the middle east. Hundreds of Nazis settled there scientists, spies and propagandists. At the same time Israel established close ties to the Gehlen Org and crypto-fascist west Germany became a major backer of Israel. The Nazis also established close ties to Saudi Arabia. In fact the Germans had first had the idea for a global Jihad during world war 1 it was the brainchild of their agent an archaeologist and master spy Max Von Oppenheim. However the British proved more successful at manipulating the arabs with their "Lawrence of Arabia" and his wahabi allies. However there would be a number of fascist ties to first the muslim brotherhood and then Al Qaeda. The Germans built an infamous Mosque in Munich used first by their muslim fascist SS veterans recruited during world war 2 in the balkans and central Asia. Later the same Mosque would be taken over by the Muslim brotherhood. Fascist bankers like Francois Genoud would fund Al Qaeda out of the same swiss banks that funded the Underground Reich.

   Otto Remer tried to bring the Nazis more openly back into power. In a suppressed chapter of the cold war the Soviet Union had offered to allow Germany to be re-unified, re-industrialized and even re-armed on the sole condition that it not join NATO. Thus in Germany contrary to myth it was solely the US that was to blame for the decades of division. The Berlin wall was built because of the refusal of this generous offer. Otto Remer seized on this issue to launch his political career. It was actually Otto Remer who was responsible for crushing the coup plot that followed the failed assassination attempt on Hitler he was in on the conspiracy but switched sides when he learned hitler had survived the bomb and Remer arrested the military men responsible. Hitler appointed him his personal bodyguard. After the war Remer would attempt to launch a thinly veiled new version of the Nazi party the Socialist Reich Party SRP and ran against chancellor Adenauer demanding that Germany accept the soviet offer. Still a devout Nazi in his view Hitler's only mistake was his disastrous decision to invade the Soviet Union. Most likely Remer's activities were approved of  by elements of west Germany that wanted to pressure the US for even more concessions. This is part of what Martin A. Lee calls the See-Saw strategy which West Germany adopted to manipulate the cold war for their own ends. West Germany would threaten to ally with the east or to pursue a neutralist course in order to force concessions from the US. Mostly these involved releasing ever more war criminals. However Remer went too far when he accepted funding from East Germany which hoped that even if he couldn't bring about a neutral Germany he could at least destabilize west Germany. However in a pattern that would constantly repeat in both America and Germany Chancellor Adenauer would adopt many elements of Remer's platform.


   However due to American pressure his party was outlawed and he served a brief prison sentence before heading into exile to the middle east for a couple decades. However he would later return to Germany in the 1980's and mentor the neo-nazis leaders of the future like Michael Kuhnen and Eward Althans who would wage a bloody terror campaign on immigrants during the 80's and 90's. Remer became the father of third position fascism claiming to oppose both capitalism and communism. He was a eurasianist who wanted to unite Russia and the rest of Europe into a single fascist empire expelling the americans and overthrowing the communists. 3rd position fascism has become increasingly popular in the post cold war era. Francis Parker Yockey became it's greatest exponent and his Ideas along with Julius Evola's occult brand of fascism in turn inspired Alexander Dugin the creator of fourth position fascism. 3rd position fascism is one of the most influential ideas that no one has ever heard of since it's catch phrase "neither left nor right" became the motto of the right wing alt-media parroted endlessly by people who have no idea of it's origins. Needless to say the Alt-Media itself has deeply fascist roots many of it's favorite themes were stolen from Willis Carto and his spotlight magazine and it was Carto and his liberty Lobby which kept Yockey's ideas alive. Carto served as a bridge between fascism and the GOP and founded the holocaust denying Institute for Historical Review. The militia movement was also started by neo-nazis who decided to cloak their beliefs in christianity and patriotism. The extreme right is excellent at disguising itself cloaking it's ideas in libertarianism one minute and outright fascism the next. The extreme right of the 90's would slowly morph into the alt-right of today. The gullible american public never thinks to ask who funds all these patriot radio stations or who is backing Alex Jones? Fed on a diet of sensationalistic lies they lose all touch with reality and are ready to back anyone who can offer the right false promises. Hence the rise of Donald Trump.

   Hans Ulrich Rudel was an ace german fighter pilot during the war. Since he had a clean record he became a global go between and frontman for the underground Reich since unlike Skorzeny and Remer he was not a wanted man. In addition to Odessa there were a whole host of underground Reich groups HIAG, Stille Hilfe, The Amsterdam Group, the Bruderschaft. There were also a hundreds of fascist groups around the world with new ones constantly being created. Rudel traveled the world passing secret messages between these groups and acting as a poster boy for the underground Reich. He would also serve as a consultant for the US defense department on both the F-16 and the A-10. When he died his address book would list his contacts with hundreds of fascists around the world including Klaus Barbie. One of the most horrifying parts of the underground reich was it's base in Chile called Colonia Dignidad. As if hosting a colony of Nazis was not bad enough it was also a Mind Control cult that served as cover for it's leader Paul Schafer to molest every young boy he could lay his hands on. It also served as a site to work out experimental tortures as if the Pinochet regime wasn't brutal enough and the place was stocked with enough weapons to arm a small army. This included James bond type gadgets lethal weapons disguised as pens or walking sticks. It also included a huge stockpile of Sarin gas and also the means to use tiny amounts of it to induce undetectable heart attacks.

   As with Colonia Dignidad the nazis found ways to hide themselves and their allies using religion. Most notoriously of course this involved the Vatican and their Croatian fascist allies that ran the ratlines by which thousands of fascist war criminals were smuggled around the world. There was also P2 the Masonic Lodge started by Licio Gelli at the request of the CIA that completely infiltrated both the government and the Vatican and was tied to massive embezzlement, the mafia, arms dealing, Gladio false Flag terror attacks and the funding of Fascist governments in Latin America especially Argentina. Although this article focuses on Germany and the US Italy the birthplace of fascism had, perhaps an even more shocking and paradoxical postwar fascist history then Germany and was almost as influential worldwide. There was the "left" fascism of Giorgio Almirante inspired by Mussolini's Salo republic. There was the occult fascism of Julius Evola who sought to revive sun worship and who sought to create an "Order" modeled on the Waffen SS which Trump adviser Steve Bannon is a fan of. Evola became the guru of the GLADIO terrorists. Like the vatican The  Protestant churches also ran their own ratlines. In the united states the protestant fundamentalist christian right often overlapped with fascism with Gerald L. K. Smith and his Christian Nationalist Crusade backed by Henry Ford. More recently the christian coalition endorsed David Duke's failed Gubernatorial bid in 1992.

  In India some came to view Hitler as a destructive but divine avatar of Vishnu. Subhas Chandra Bose the Indian Nationalist sought Axis help in freeing his country from the British empire while at the same time becoming an ardent admirer of Hitler to the point of deification. A french convert to Hinduism Savitri Devi became a sort of high priestess to the underground Reich. The Nazis became advisers to the Dalai Lama in Tibet and had hoped to turn feudal  Tibet into a bulwark against Chinese communism a strategy later adopted by the CIA. The Chilean fascist Miguel Serrano friends with the Dalai Lama, Carl Jung and Herman Hesse created a bizarre Nazi new age UFO cult. He wasn't necessarily unique Ernst Zundel the Canadian fascist and Holocaust denier was also obsessed with UFOs. The Celestial Seasonings Tea company is actually owned by a fascist UFO cult.  The popularizers of Zen Buddhism D.T. Suzuki and Karlfried Graf von Durckheim were both ardent nazis. WACL had it's own muslim branch the World Muslim Congress whose Issah Naklah and Dr Inamullah Kahn both Pakistanis were backers of the future Al Qaeda and Mujahideen in Afghanistan. There were also a host of new-age and Pagan groups founded by Nazis who had sought to revive norse religion. In america there was even a religion called Hitlerism. Far more influential was the Christian Identity movement lead by Rev. Richard Butler of the Aryan Nations. He was following in a long line of fascist preachers like Gerald L.K. Smith. Even Reinhard Gehlen was deeply involved in evangelical churches as were the Dulles Brothers. The nazis were thus able to disguise themselves in religion from the established religions like Christianity, Buddhism and Islam to the newer more fringe movements of occultism, neo-paganism and the new age.


    The Nazi's attempted to form alliances with the non-aligned movement which given their fanatical racism is rather paradoxical. However it makes more sense once one examines certain trends in german strategic thinking. Karl Haushofer was the father of geo-politics. Germany was behind when it came to the game of empire since it's efforts were focused on re-unification while the British and French were busy conquering huge swaths of the worlds territories. Haushofer saw a way to turn this weakness into a strength by backing anti-colonial struggles around the world to weaken Germany's British and French Rivals. He sought to form an alliance with India, China, and above all Russia continuing in the tradition of Bismarck and Frederick the Great. Hitler an ardent racist vetoed these plans. He refused to back "the colored races" even against a common enemy. Viewing the Soviet Union as composed of racial inferiors "a jewish head on a slavic tatar body" he launched his disastrous attempt to colonize eastern Europe exterminating the jews, and killing and enslaving everyone else. Thankfully for the world the Soviet Union was able to first stop and then rollback Hitler's armies with the enormous sacrifice of 27 million lives. However after the war both these strategies would re-emerge with the Otto Remer and his SRP along with American Francis Parker Yockey arguing for an alliance with Russia. Otto Skorzeny and his Odessa network meanwhile allied himself with 3rd world National liberation movements in Palestine, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Peron in Argentina. Yet the whole time Skorzeny was also working for the same CIA whose goal was the destruction of these same movements. Hjalmar Schact backed Sukarno in Indonesia and even used Nazi gold to fund Sukarno's revolutionary fund an attempt to build alternatives to the world bank and the IMF. The Non-aligned movement with it's determination to side with neither the Capitalist or Socialist world opened itself up to fascist infiltration and collaboration. Thus began the trend which has very dangerous consequences in our own time of the phenomenon of fascists supporting the right causes for the wrong reasons. This has allowed them to infiltrate and recruit new members among movements opposing zionism, imperialism and even against Fascism itself.


    This disgusting trend seems to increase exponentially every year. Finally it has culminated with the election of emperor Trump a racist billionaire who managed to win support from all sorts of people who should know better by dropping a few empty promises on better relations with Russia and ending support for terrorists in Syria. Promises that were quickly betrayed leaving us with the worst of both worlds. The struggle against imperialism is nothing more then a farce if it is motivated by racism. Fascism is merely an intensification of Imperialism as Hitler instinctively realized. Racism was developed as a justification for the crimes of imperialism once the age or reason arrived and Christianity was no longer enough of an excuse. Sure we are slaughtering them wholesale and burning their cities but we are saving their souls thus the Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors justified their genocidal crimes which were in reality motivated by greed. I'm reminded of todays liberal interventionists willing to destroy one country after another to bring them the benefits of democracy. As belief in science replaced religion racism became a favored justification for the crimes of empire.  Hitler was inspired by racist thinkers like the french Arthur De Gobineau and the British Huston Stewart Chamberlain. Hitler was inspired by the genocide against the native americans.  Thus the attempts of racists to pass themselves off as anti-imperialists is a disgusting farce. Until  you realize the common humanity of the world what right do you have to pose as protectors of the third world? One should oppose Israel because it is a racist apartheid state not because one is racist against jews. How can one ever hope to end apartheid Israel  when you are turning the whole planet into a fourth reich. Of course for this very reason there is actually the behind the scenes support of Fascists by fanatical zionists since the more racist the world becomes the more people can be convinced to move to Israel.


    Which leads me to address another uncomfortable topic in the faint hope that someone may be brought to their senses although racism is often immune to rational argument. This obsession in the alternative media with a worldwide jewish conspiracy. In the past I have dealt with controversial topics such as the power of AIPAC and the Neo-Conservatives' Yinon plan style strategy to balkanize the middle east to the benefit of Israel. However there is a difference between recognizing the power of the Israel lobby or exposing the imperial strategies of the neo-Cons (some who are motivated by american imperialism while others first priority is Israel) and this obsession to blame all the ills of the world on the jews which has become so tragically common. Israel has had influence on the choice of american imperial targets like Iraq, Libya, and Syria. But the US was an imperialist country long before there was a state of Israel. Obsessed by anti-jewish racism people fail to realize that the problem of foreign lobbies goes far beyond Israel and as I've discussed in the past the various foreign lobbies are often in  one fascist league together. The China-Lobby-allied with the Israel lobby which allied with the Guatemala lobby the Haiti Lobby the Cuba lobby, the Argentina Lobby, the Sugar Lobby, Israel helped form the turkish lobby and allied with the saudi lobby and the WACL lobbies.  The whole thing was tied in with the Mafia and the international drug trade and is just as much a fascist network as it is a zionist one. In fact this network of lobbies ties in with the underground reich. Racist investigators always miss the big picture since they think every mystery is solved as soon as they find a jewish name. And to make their fraudulent theories work they pretend all sorts of people are jewish who aren't.

   In addition to the Israel Lobby and the Neo-cons there are two other factors that give rise to the popularity of blaming the jews for everything. The role of Jewish capitalists and the Jewish Mafia closely interlinked with the Italian Mafia and later the Russian Mafia. The mafia is a perfect example of the flaws of racist thinking. If one wanted to demonize the Italians one could construct a theory based on the Sicilian mafia and the other Italian organized crime groups. One would always be on the lookout for Italian names one could quickly discover that the mafia owns politicians and that it is heavily involved in banking. One could spend ones life studying all the Italian gangsters, criminals, and fascists, the insane popes the outlaws the mad emperors of the roman empire. Soon one could see Italians at the root of all evil. Yet this rarely happens because there is not a huge global  underground movement dedicated to demonizing the Italians that has employed tens of thousands of people and spent millions of dollars to manipulate people into blaming the Italians for everything wrong with the world. Hence no one is obsessed with swiss bankers, Italian bankers, or above all german or american bankers. To return to the Italian obsessed researcher one would remain oblivious to the fact that every nation has a mafia there is the Yakuza, the Triad, the latin american cartels every country has it's organized crime every city and every town. This is basically what happens to people who begin to obsess about the jews. Yes no doubt if one is only on the lookout for corrupt jewish businessmen and follow their interconnections with other corrupt jewish businessmen, the jewish mafia, and the Israel lobby one will uncover an endless stream of villains. However one is ignoring the fact that all capitalists are greedy and ruthless not just the jewish ones, all mafias are made up of criminals and not just the jewish ones and all of americans allies are evil not just Israel. Not to mention the heroic role many jews have played and continue to play in battling capitalism, imperialism, fascism, and zionism These Foreign lobbies have been allowed to amass huge political power because it serves the interests of imperialism and the military industrial complex. To further confuse things once one enters the world of deep politics one can never be sure what interests someone serves. To hide his vast underground underground corporate empire Martin Bormann often recruited jewish businessmen as fronts. George Soros for example got his start as a fascist collaborator in Hungary. Israel often prefers to employ non-jewish spokesmen like John McCain. The ADL has been funding fascist groups since the 50's. Often the more information you uncover on someone the less clear it becomes whose interests they serve. The best spy or traitor is the always the one person you'd least expect. Just ask James Angleton who saw Russian spies everywhere but never suspected his close friend Kim Philby.


    Which brings us back to the Fascist infiltration of the non-aligned movement. The story of Juan Peron serves as an example of the disastrous attempt to be neither left nor right. It could be applicable to Russia Peron was an ambiguous figure who could be seen as either a left wing nationalist or a third way fascist. He used the Nazi gold he received in an attempt to improve the lives of Argentinians. The gold was in his wife Evita's name and she used it to fund a massive charity campaign. He attempted to build up Argentine industry to break it's dependance on the US. He allowed the growth in power of the labor movement. He resisted the US hegemony over Latin America. For these reasons he had many left wing supporters. Of course behind the scenes he was being backed by Schact and Bormann who wanted to increase the influence of German corporations. At the same time he palled around with Fascists and turned his country into a safe haven not just for loot but for thousands of escaped Nazis and their fascist allies like the Croatian Ustashe. He was fiercely anti-communist. He was initially overthrown by a more Neo-liberal pro-american fascist faction and he went into exile in Spain where he was friends with Otto Skorzeny and other famous fascists like Leon De Grelle. At the same time Peronism was supported by many left wing forces back home who demanded his return. It was when he finally returned from exile in the 70's that this paradoxical alliance fell apart. As he got off the plane he was greeted by a crowd of left wing peronists, his fascist right wing allies had arranged an ambush for them and they were machine gunned. His fascist supporters continued their war on his left wing supporters. Peron died and his widow was overthrown in 1976 by the ultimate in neo-liberal fascists.  They waged a dirty war on Argentina and murdered 30,000 people and opened the country up for looting by America and Europe with disastrous consequences. A similar turn the the right would occur in Egypt after Nasser died Sadat would betray everything he stood for, and Indonesia where after Sukarno was overthrown in a right wing coup backed by the CIA and the Gehlen Org a million people would be killed.


   As for Russia when it decided in a moment of extreme folly to accept the false promises of German neutralism (in which amazingly even Otto Remer played a part meeting with a key Gorbachev adviser) the results were equally disastrous. Helmut Kohl the German Chancellor promised that in exchange for german re-unification NATO would never move east. Gorbachev agreed and did nothing while the CIA seized eastern Europe. Gorbachev himself was soon overthrown by the CIA. The German's launched a war on Yugoslavia backing their old Croatian fascist allies who targeted the Serbs who are longtime allies of the Russians. It was used as an excuse for the first aggressive deployment of german troops since World War 2. The war on Yugoslavia would ironically lead to the rise of Putin. Putin's attempt to balance left and right is eerily similar to a Peron or a Nasser. Dugin the Russian fascist demonstrates how easily it could all end in disaster since Dugin is supporting everyone and no one. Dugin is pushing ever mutating fascism to it's greatest extremes he claims to be a christian while being a satanist, claims to be a Russian nationalist while supporting Ukrainian fascists and even Al Qaeda all while hyping the threat of immigrants. He is the embodiment of the chaos that could follow if Russia's contradictory policies should implode.   He is also the embodiment of fascist infiltration of anti-imperialist causes. Dugin's 4th position Fascism allows his followers to sound like socialists when talking to left wingers, fascists when talking to right wingers, religious when talking to conservatives, or occultists when talking to new agers, muslim sympathizers when talking to muslims, and anti-muslim to anti-immigrant forces, Or even nice reasonable sounding liberals if the occasion calls for it. However as Martin A. Lee discusses in "The Beast Re-Awakens" Russia very nearly went fascist in the 1990's. Remer's disciples like the newly re-unified Germany lost no time in launching an eastward invasion of skinheads using so many interlocking front groups that it is likely in my opinion they were being backed by the BND (German intelligence) and even the CIA. According to Covert Action Bulletin The CIA was of course heavily involved in fueling the fascist explosion in post cold war eastern Europe and Russia using the Free Congress Foundation a fascist american lobby group funded by the NED to give both fascists and free-market forces a huge edge in starting new parties. As in america these forces were often close Yeltsin was closely linked to the Fascist Pamyat party. And of Course German Corporations expanded east buying control of much of the economies of eastern Europe especially focusing on controlling the media.

   Perhaps one of the more terrifying lessons one learns from studying fascism is the dangers it can pose with out actually coming to power as is exemplified in Martin A. Lee's discussion of German Fascism in the 80's and 90's. As he points out a very similar thing happened in both the US and Britain where both Reagan and Thatcher began using fascist  talking points in order to win the election. A lesson we learned again when Fascists helped Trump win the election. Not much had changed in Germany since Adenauer's crypto-fascist government of the 50's. The German government was still full of thinly disguised fascists like General Klaus Naumann and Klaus Kinkel. The Kohl government openly funded fascist expellees Vertriebenen groups and the police and military were both infested with a whole new generation of Nazis. Germany was even openly plotting to seize back the former ethnic german areas in places like Poland, Kaliningrad and the Czech Republic. Germany was involved in the destruction of Yugoslavia and the revival of a fascist Croatia. The Croatians had helped the underground reich flee after the war. During the cold war NATO signed a secret treaty with Yugoslavia and Germany was even allowed to construct underground bases in Croatia. This brings us to an interesting tangent as not only was there a metaphorical "Underground Reich" there was also a quite literal Underground Reich of secret underground bases in Europe and Latin America.


    Not only was Germany involved in reviving fascism and destroying Yugoslavia it was also responsible for the breakup of Czechoslovakia reviving another world war 2 relic independent Slovakia. Germany was working closely with the CIA to revive fascism throughout eastern Europe and German Neo-Nazis dreamed of capitalizing on the chaos caused in Russia by the american puppet Yeltsin to seize Russia itself. During the 90's Russia would suffer a wave of fascist hate crimes even worse then Germany's. Yeltsin would like Kohl attempt to redirect anger for his spineless incompetence onto refugees and ethnic minorities. Nazis had helped get Kohl elected but the popularity of their more openly fascist parties the DVU and the Republikaners was also a threat. They were becoming popular due to their anti-immigration campaign. Germany had been thrown into chaos by re-unification since instead of trying to smoothly re-integrate east Germany Kohl had allowed his corrupt cronies to intentionally loot and destroy the east german economy while the Kohl government went on anti-communist witch hunts that saw tens of thousands of teachers and other civil servants fired. To distract attention from this fiasco Kohl decided to launch his own anti-immigrant campaign to blame refugees for the economic chaos he had unleashed.


   Although Kohl managed to steal the fascist parties key issue he also made their views respectable. With the collusion of the German government Remer and Skorzeny's neo-nazi proteges like Michael Kuhnen and Bela Ewald Althans were allowed to wage an anti-immigrant terror campaign that only grew more intense the more Kohl pushed for the same demands. Funded and trained by the veterans of the underground reich funded by fascist businessmen from around the world, and secretly backed by german intelligence they built an army of skinhead thugs. They were able to amass a massive weapons arsenal in the chaos that followed the destruction of the Soviet Union as demoralized red army troops sold their weapons to make a quick buck. The neo-Nazis engaged in thousands of beatings and attacks. Instead of stopping them the police often recruited them and both the police and the army took part in this terror campaign that has since been forgotten. Whole cities were ethnically cleansed and it was a miracle that more people were not killed. For example they set fire to massive apartment complexes housing refugees who barely managed to escape with their lives. Others were not so lucky as whole families were killed in arson attacks. Even when caught the nazi thugs were always quickly released. Kohl responded by pretending these were just random attacks when in reality the whole thing was a tightly organized army of skinheads operating as parts of interlocking front groups. It became increasingly clear that the german government was using these fascist gangs as their foot soldiers in the anti-immigrant campaign. Instead of cracking down on the Nazis Kohl used their crimes as an excuse to change the constitution launching a brutal crackdown on asylum seekers.

   A similar if less extreme pattern was followed in America where fascists from WACL and the extreme right helped Ronald Reagan get into office. In America there was also a wave of hate crimes. Ronald Reagan helped legitimize the fascist revival in Germany visiting an SS cemetery and claiming that they were also "victims" of the war. It was a moment of triumph for the underground reich as the SS who once had to flee as war criminals were now being openly praised. As Martin A. Lee points out this energized the growth of german fascism and holocaust denial during the 1980's.  The Reagan Administration even had plans to include the holocaust in the history curriculum blocked for failing to take into account the nazi and KKK perspective. All over the world fascist views were becoming normalized. Bush I's fascist ties are so numerous due to his father Prescott and his long CIA career that I won't even try to go into them here. The Clinton administration would wage it's own war on immigrants that would take 400 lives. It would also expand support for Croatia in order to get the support of america's powerful but largely unknown Croatian lobby. It would wage war on black americans under cover of a war on drugs. Seemingly nothing would stop the endless shift rightward in american politics driven by the extreme right so that today voters are given a choice solely between hating Russians and Hating Muslims. McCarthyism has become the new liberalism while fascism is the new conservatism.  Now with Trump (who has openly fascist advisers) in office hate crimes are again skyrocketing although like in Kohl's Germany this fact is constantly downplayed. A black student David Josiah "DJ" Lawson was murdered close to where I live last month one of many unknown victims of the latest fascist resurgence.


    But of course I've gone on for long enough the massive topic of the Underground Reich cannot be dealt with in a single article. Dave Emory has spent an hour each week for 30 years trying to do the topic justice. It is the multinational corporations that are to blame for the steadily worsening economic conditions in the west. Deporting refugees from war and poverty isn't going to improve your lives nor is creating an anti-jewish hysteria the solution to your problems. For a thousand years Jews have been scapegoated and massacred aside from the horrors this created it did nothing to change the feudal or capitalist systems that exploited the majority of the population. Only by changing the entire system will things improve. However that is the last thing your exploiters want so they  want you to direct your rage at the poor and powerless rather then the rich and powerful. Do not give in to these fascist manipulators and infiltrators. You will bring the same disastrous ruin upon us as Ukraine has experienced since 2014.


   The Underground Reich has managed not merely to survive but to thrive by constantly mutating like a super virus as Roger Griffin puts it. Fascism splintered and transformed itself into a hundred forms, it became a multinational corporation, a cult, it wrapped itself in religion, controlled it's own press, trained a global army of neo-Nazis and terrorists, It transformed itself into the BND german intelligence agency it was incorporated into the CIA, it sought to infiltrate and corrupt both sides in the cold war and helped destroy the soviet union. Nazis were vital in bringing down the Berlin Wall they even choses the same date (November 9) as the infamous Kristallnacht pogrom and Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch of 1923. Fascists are active in the police and the military. They control vast fortunes. They can hide behind any cause from environmentalism, to anarchism, even multiculturalism ( like Alain Benoist) or gay rights. They pretend to oppose the empire while at the same time serving it. They have been active online since before there was an internet and control large sections of the alternative media. They  have their own music groups and video games are active in hollywood and the music industry. They write sci-fi and fantasy novels. Fascist post-modern "philosophers" like Zizek even masquerade as communists. Others like Jean-Francois Thiriart pose as anti-imperialists.


   In other words while society believes they are dealing with a tiny fringe group in reality we are dealing with a massive well financed well trained, and well organized global underground reich. They are often backed by some of the richest and most powerful people on the planet. By imposing the neo-liberal Washington consensus on the world the perfect conditions are being created for this underground reich to thrive as more and more people are driven into poverty and looking for someone to blame. Yet even when these fascists do not actually fully come to power that does not stop them from shaping the agenda of mainstream politics as the German and American examples show. Thus it is vital that the world finally begin to pay attention to the danger the underground reich poses to the planet. We must expel fascist infiltrators from our midst and guard our minds against the sinister agenda's of fascist propagandists. We must familiarize ourselves with the many disguises fascists adopt in america this often takes the form of "100% Americanism" of libertarianism, Christian Fundamentalism, and defense of the constitution a trend that has existed since FDR's time. Next time one of your friends posts some racist nonsense online please try talking some sense into them. Fascism has already killed tens of millions of people it's menace must be stopped now before it is too late.

Thank you to Alexandra Valiente for help on editing


 Sources

    My Main source was Dave Emory. Anyone interested in the topic of fascism should draw on the massive stockpile of information he has compiled. You can also find his excellent work on a wide range of topics from JFK to 9/11. He provides excellent info on both trump and the fascist government of Ukraine. His final five star book recommendation is "The Secret War Against the Jews" By John Loftus which I haven't had a chance to read yet. You can find all Dave Emory's work at

http://spitfirelist.com

    I also read "The Hitler Legacy The Nazi Cult in Diaspora: How it was Organized, How it was Funded, and Why it Remains a Threat to Global Security in the Age of Terrorism" by Peter Levenda which I recommend for a good intro on the topic as it is both packed with information while being short and a comparatively light read.

Next I read the encyclopedic "The Beast Reawakens: Fascism's Resurgence from Hitler's Spymasters to Today's Neo-Nazi Groups and Right Wing Extremists" by Martin A. Lee which provides an in depth account of postwar fascism up to the 1990's.

Finally there is the massive "Dreamer of the Day: Francis Parker Yockey and the Postwar Fascist International" by Kevin Coogan. This book uses the life of the mysterious fascist Francis Parker Yockey as a vehicle to explore the intellectual history of fascism and as a window onto to fascist underground of 1945-1960. You should probably read this after Lee's book as it is a challenging read.

Dave Emory conducted a long series of interviews with all three of these authors which you should check out.

The 1st Peter Levenda interview

https://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-838-interview-1-with-peter-levenda-about-the-hitler-legacy/


The 1st Martin A. Lee interview

https://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-70-interview-with-martin-a-lee/


The 1st Kevin Coogan interview


https://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-185-interview-with-kevin-coogan/

And here is the massive archive episode Dave Emory and Nip Tuck did on the History of American Fascism

https://spitfirelist.com/anti-fascist-archives/rfa-10-13-the-aryan-nations/


There are of course hundreds of great Dave Emory episodes I could recommend Check out the anti-fascist archives, the miscellaneous archives the lecture series as well as his newer episodes of FTR. He has also done many great interviews over the years with people like Russ Baker and Daniel Hopsicker.

And here is a PDF of A special Covert Action Issue exposing the CIA role in destroying the Soviet Union and funding a revival of fascism in eastern Europe

https://archive.org/details/CovertActionInformationBulletinNo35TheCIAInEasternEurope


An Expose of Dugin

https://libya360.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/dugins-occult-fascism-and-the-hijacking-of-left-anti-imperialism-and-muslim-anti-salafism/


My previous articles on Fascism

America, the CIA, and Fascism

http://anti-imperialist-u.blogspot.com/2014/03/america-cia-and-fascism.html

Nazis and the CIA (On the Gehlen Org)

http://anti-imperialist-u.blogspot.com/2014/06/nazis-and-cia.html


Operation GLADIO

http://anti-imperialist-u.blogspot.com/2014/06/operation-gladio_23.html


Operation Condor

http://anti-imperialist-u.blogspot.com/2015/10/operation-condor.html

WACL part 1

http://anti-imperialist-u.blogspot.com/2016/07/irancontra-pt-3-wacl.html

WACL part 2


http://anti-imperialist-u.blogspot.com/2016/08/irancontra-pt-4-wacl-2.html