So many people sent me versions of this article that at first, I didn't believe it, but as I checked around - on yahoo for example - it turns out it is true: President Barack Obama will visit southern Argentina, Patagonia to be precise, and San Carlos de Bariloche to be even more precise:
Now, for those who've been following my books, you'll immediately recognize San Carlos de Bariloche as the epicenter for all sorts of postwar Nazi mischief: "fusion" projects for Juan Peron, Estancias (ranches) for 'Dolf and other high ranking murderous malcontents, and, just over the Andes in roughly the same southern regions of Chile (around Paral, if you've been paying attention), the notorious Colognia Dignidad, training center for Pinochet's intelligence forces, infamous Nazi compound, and secret manufacturer of chemical weapons - little things like Sarin gas and other WMDs. It's a vacation wonderland for former Regia Marina, Kriegsmarine, and Imperial Japanese Navy sorts, among many others. Even the grand master of the Italian Loge Propaganda Due, Licio Gelli, managed to make his way to the place after the Italian government shut him down. We know the region for its Bavarian-style chalets and "hotel," which used to be a plastic surgery clinic(Gee...I wonder why?), for its annual anniversary celebrations (among many other such places in South America) of 'Dolf's birthday. Across the border with Brazil, we have all heard of those stories of the village where Indian parents are bearing children with blond hair and blue eyes.
No connection. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Now if you've been following all those postwar developments, then you can probably guess what my high octane speculation of the day is, so, for the moment, we'll forego mentioning any of that, to concentrate on a few obvious and much more rational explanations. In recent years there has been a running battle between Argentina, and western hedge funds managers, over moneys Argentina owes them. Recall, for a moment, those fiery speeches given by former Argentine President Fernandez de Kirchner at the UN. Argentina has a new President now (Mauricio Macri), and doubtless, those outstanding issues will top the list of discussions between Macri and Obama, and doubtless the latter is being sent more as an emissary of those vested financial interests.
So... we can all take a deep breath, and relax, and quit thinking about what we were all thinking about, namely, that "peculiar history" of the region in the immediate postwar period. That's all old news, old history. Surely nothing like that is possible now.
Yet... I wonder. Consider the statements, or rather, lack thereof about Mr. Obama's visit. In fact, most versions of this story are so short, we can cite the entire thing:
Argentina's president says that U.S. President Barack Obama will spend several days in a popular part of Patagonia during his trip to the South American country this month.
President Mauricio Macri made the comments to reporters Thursday in Bariloche, a visit televised by several local stations.
The town in southern Argentina is known for its lakes and snow-covered mountains.
Macri said Obama would "spend a few days" in Bariloche, but didn't provide more details. A spokeswoman at the U.S. Embassy in Argentina declined comment. A spokeswoman in Argentina's Foreign Ministry said she couldn't immediately comment.
Obama's visit to Argentina is planned for March 23-24. It was not immediately clear if the trip to Bariloche would be a vacation or if the official visit would be extended a few days.(Emphasis added)
Of course, what's interesting here is first of all the obvious: it's nothing more than a quiet peaceful region with beautiful scenery and snow-covered mountains. (A veritable Argentine version of Obersalzberg). In other words, nothing whatsoever is said about the postwar "peculiarities" of the region in the lamestream media, and one would think that it would merit at least some mention, just as a "curiosity": "Oh how fun! Obama is going to play golf where there used to be a bunch of Nazis."
But then there's that series of statements that Argentina's Foreign Ministry, the U.S. Embassy, and even President Macri himself, are declining further comment, doubtless because the agenda - that well-known dispute between Argentina and the various western hedge funds - is at the top of the list.
Nothing unusual going on here. Nothing to see. Nothing to be concerned about. Move along.
But then there's that disturbing possibility that we're all thinking about. Perhaps the meeting is between "certain people" and Mr. Obama, so that the latter can be informed of "the way things are" and to receive new "marching orders." After all, the locals of the region preserve stories of a quiet, sudden, quick, and secret visit of President Eisenhower to the region in 1954, during that period he famously "went missing" for a couple of days, ostensibly to have a tooth worked on, or, if one listens to the UFOlogy crowd, to have a secret meeting with extra-terrestrials at California's Muroc air base.
But if one listens to the locals in Bariloche, he was there, meeting with representatives of a military-industrial complex, one that he had fought...
So, color me skeptical here, but I cannot help but wonder...
And in any case, the story is worth watching carefully.
See you on the flip side...