zaterdag 31 januari 2015

Sazanikos (Dönmeh)



French documentary about the history and life of the Sazanikos (Dönmeh), a group of Jews who fled Spain in 1492 and ended up after many wanderings in Turkey.

zaterdag 24 januari 2015

Donbas under fire



Assault on the New Terminal combat footage 16-18 January, 2015

Maxim is the only journalist who were at the terminal on the fisrt day of assault, he moved out to the New Terminal with "Sparta" troops to film the fights there, spent night in the New Terminal when only first and fourth floors were controlled by the militias while second and third floors were held by the UAF.

zondag 18 januari 2015

Reflections on MH17



The tragedy of MH17 in which 298 people lost their lives made the conflict in Ukraine real for many other countries. While the international community awaits the outcome of the crash investigation, speculation in the media continues to fuel the blame game.

RTD travels far and wide to interview international experts on what has hindered the investigation, what procedures were needed to collect vital evidence and what might have brought down the ill-fated Boeing 777.

zaterdag 3 januari 2015

Reinhard Gehlen, the CIA and the Nazis



This is the first authoritative account of the postwar relationship between General Reinhard Gehlen, a figure unique in the history of espionage, and American intelligence.

Eleven years after the defeat of Germany, Gehlen, Hitler's chief of eastern front intelligence, became head of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) for the democratic West German government of Konrad Adenauer. The core of his staff in the BND were the same officers who had served with him under Hitler. The instruments for this metamorphosis were agencies of Gehlen's former enemy: U.S. Army Intelligence and the CIA.

How did this happen and why? Was there a Nazi connection? Read more.

Related,
NATO’s Nazi Beginnings: How the West implemented Hitler’s goals - Voltaire Network
Wiesenthal Institute director defends U.S.’ deals with Nazi war criminals - Haaretz

U.S. paid expelled Nazis millions in Social Security, investigation finds - Haaretz

vrijdag 2 januari 2015

Princes of the Yen: Central Banks and the Transformation of the Economy



“Princes of the Yen” reveals how Japanese society was transformed to suit the agenda and desire of powerful interest groups, and how citizens were kept entirely in the dark about this.