We begin things off by finding out why Jim decided to tackle the topics covered in Rise of the Fourth Reich, after spending the last few years where we covered the re-release of remote viewing expose Psi Spies and Jim's 911 treatise The Terror Conspiracy. Before we dive into specifics of Fourth Reich, Jim extrapolates on some of the themes of the book which we touch on later in the interview. He explains the title Fourth Reich and clears up some misconceptions about what that it is supposed to mean.

We then get into some specifics from the book, starting with Rudolph Hess and his infamous flight to England during WWII. Jim talks about what may have been the true intent behind the Hess affair and how it could have been a move for a peace treaty between the UK and Germany. This segues into some discussion of Germany's attack on Russia during WWII and Jim explains how there is more to that story than what mainstream history suggests.

Next we cover the Space Race and how both the US and USSR had factions of recovered German scientists working in their respective space programs. It is revealed that these factions were in regular contact with each other and that a third, overarching, space program may have been developed.

Jumping back in time, we talk about one of more interesting characters of Nazi Germany, Otto Skorzeny. Jim details some of the remarkable exploits of Skorzeny including a daring mountain top raid to rescue the then-captured Benito Moussilini and Skorzeny's potential discovery of Solomon's Treasure.

After that, we discuss one of the most amazing and bizarre stories in the book, the attempted assassination of Jimmy Carter by two characters: Raymond Lee Harvey and Osvaldo Ortiz. Jim details the circumstances behind this mindblowing story that is very rarely discussed. Looking at another event close to that time period, we talk about Reagan's choice of George Bush as his VP and how the cirucmstances leading up to the decision are an indicator of the power of the media to sway world events.

We talk about how a number of today's social trends were actually very popular in Nazi Germany, including vegetarianism, gun control, environmentalism, and anti-smoking laws. We get Jim's take on why it seems like the push toward a New World Order has picked up pace so much in the last decade or so. Drawing on comparisons between 911 and the Reichstag Fire, we find out why there wasn't any "Reichstag Truth Movement" as we saw happen post-911.

Getting into a question that has been in the BoA notes for the past few years, we have Jim speculate on how post-JFK assassination studies would have evolved, had the Internet been in existance in 1963. This leads to Jim recounting how it took 15 years for the Zapruder film to become public.

Looking at today's political scene, we get Jim's perspective on where he sees the election heading and what sort of things he expects from whomever turns out to be the new President. We also discuss the rhetorical question posed in Fourth Reich, "where does America look to for salvation?", as there seems to be no superpower on the horizon to save the US, should it become controlled by a dictatorial regime. We find out if Jim is hopeful or pessimistic that Americans can avert the seemingly insurmountable direction in which this country is headed.

Since it has been a year since we last spoke with Jim, we get his take on the past 12 months in the world of Ufology and how he sees things shaping up as we head into the future. Tying this into his recent work with the Fourth Reich, we find out when and if these two worlds (the New World Order and UFOs) will finally, publicly, cross paths. We also talk about the perceived "schedule" being used by the "powers that be" and how, despite many failed "End Times" predictions, the 2012 scenario seems to have some merit behind it.

Wrapping things up, we find out what's next for Jim Marrs, including a new book due out in November. This leads to some brief discussion on "lost esoteric mysteries." We also find out Jim's schedule for speaking engagements this Fall.

After graduating with a degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, he served in the US Army after which he became a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Jim worked for and owned several Texas newspapers before becoming an independent journalist/author.

His in-depth investigative book, Alien Agenda, has been cited as the bestselling non-fiction book on UFOs in the world, having been translated into several languages. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK, and Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects The Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids.

His website is www.jimmarrs.com

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1 hr 19 min
Jim Marrs