Uwe Henke von Parpart
Uwe Parpart Henke was born in 1941. Uwe currently lives in Yonkers, New York. Before that, Uwe lived in Leesburg, VA from 1991 to 1992. Before that, Uwe lived in Purcellville, VA from 1985 to 1990.
Uwe was born in 1939 (in 1941; note LP). He came from an old Junker family based in East Prussia in Konigsberg. His grand-parents were German nationalists but not at all attracted to the Nazis. Uwe's father, however, joined the Nazi Party in order to be able to go to university.
Uwe's father was drafted into the Waffen-SS as an officer. He fought on the Eastern Front as a member of the Das Reich Division. Then the file reads about his father: "Shot by the Gestapo at Stalingrad for anti-Nazi agitation."
In Germany, Uwe got an MA in philosophy and mathematics. He served in the German Navy as an intelligence officer. In 1961 he was assigned to NATO Headquarters then in Paris. He later joined German SDS.
Uwe's commanding officer in Paris later became the head of MAD, West German military intelligence.
(*) This series of FactNet posts provides the most detailed look at the early history of the NCLC from LaRouche‟s leaving the SWP in late 1965 to the major faction fight inside the organization in 1971. The files focus most on the early NCLC in two key cities, New York and Philadelphia. However there is some mention of the NCLC group in Baltimore as well as a detailed picture of the early European organization.
As part of the research, LaRouche Planet includes two detailed series of posts by Hylozoic Hedgehog (dubbed “the Old Mole Files” and “the New Mole Files”) based on archival research. Much of the discussion involves the proto-LaRouche grouping and its role in SDS, the Columbia Strike, and the New York Teachers Strike in New York as well as the group's activity in Philadelphia.
Finally, this series of posts can also be read as a continuation of the story of LaRouche and the NCLC begun by the “New Study” also posted on LaRouche Planet which covers LaRouche's history from his early years in New Hampshire and Massachusetts to his relocating to New York City in the early 1950s and his activity inside the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party (SWP) until he left the SWP in late 1965.
LarouchePlanet has also learned that Uwe Parpart's father had been killed during the war at the Eastern Front and that Uwe told LaRouche during the Munchrath' sessions in 1973 that his deepest horror was the family photographs which his mother had kept and from which she had cut out the father's face. LaRouche's approach was to reconcile Uwe with his father, the Nazi. Uwe became then a full-time member of the LaRouche organization.
"By 1976 the NCLC had established a smoothly functioning intelligence headquarters in New York, with branches in several European and Latin American cities. Three interlocking units emerged: the intelligence division proper, which mostly did telephone research and monitored the foreign press; the science unit, which operated out of separate offices through the Fusion Energy Foundation; and the security staff, which worked on sensitive matters such as the harassment of LaRouche's opponents.
The intelligence division was designed by NCLC member Uwe Henke von Parpart, a former West German naval cadet who claimed to have worked at NATO headquarters in the 1960s. In its early years it was more like a spoof of a government spy agency. The various "sectors" and "files" representing different regions of the world were crammed into a three-floor complex in a factory building on West Twenty-ninth Street in Manhattan. It was a rabbit warren of shabby offices, such as the "Southern Cone" room, where LaRouche disciples pored over newspapers from Argentina and Chile. When I visited in 1977, dozens of young people in rummage-sale clothing sat hunched over WATS line phones amidst a surrealistic clatter of the telex machine and typewriters. There was a smog-like atmosphere from chain smoking. When an ashtray became full, the contents were simply dumped on the floor. No one had swept up in days. The bathrooms were also in a state of neglect, and the walls were devoid of any decoration. One sensed that the members were so intent on their political tasks that they didn't even notice their surroundings.
The intelligence division was supposed to function with Parpart's Prussian efficiency. Each morning the sector heads deployed their underlings on the basis of instructions from the National Executive Committee. Many of them spent long hours on the phone with news reporters, government officials, Wall Street experts, or college professors to "profile" their thinking and pick up tips. A report on each conversation was filed and cross-filed for future use. Other members clipped newspaper articles, prepared translations from European papers, or conducted searches of the already voluminous files. The more enterprising scooted uptown to the New York Public Library to research the pedigrees of British aristocrats. The result was worked up as daily sector reports and further distilled into the daily "briefing" on the world situation, which was given final approval at the NEC meeting held each evening in the "war room" (a small conference room with a shabby carpet). The text of the briefing was turned over to the communications sector to be telexed overnight to all regional and overseas offices, so that a copy would be in the hands of every LaRouchian in the world the next day. "The ferocity with which they pursue intelligence is almost beyond the ken of outsiders," said a former NCLC security staffer, who described the organization as a "cult of intelligence."
Some defectors have said that LaRouche's brainwashing was what kept them in the offices twelve to sixteen hours a day. In part this was true. Members also endured a certain amount of psychological bullying from martinet types in the leadership. But many NCLC members had fun playing spook. LaRouche gave them titles like "intelligence officer," "sector chief" and "counterintelligence director." He told them they were part of a secret elite that would ultimately--indeed, soon--be called on to save the nation. Security staffers could thus imagine a five-minute phone conversation with a Pentagon public affairs officer as being Stage One of the global triumph of Neoplatonic humanism. They developed an extraordinary persistence and chutzpah: They would keep calling and calling a selected military officer or Wall Street banker until he agreed to talk to them."
From LaRouche's Private CIA (Dennis King)
Uwe Parpart did contribute much to Larouche's ideas; on the work of German mathematician Georg Cantor and also on the "Aryan race", referring to the work of Indian nationalist leader Tilak. It helped LaRouche to consider the Aryan Northern (Indo-European) civilization as to the "evil Harappan culture" (semitic).
LaRouche's followers also promoted SDI in Japan, which they said could thereby be transformed into an "unsinkable aircraft carrier." Uwe Parpart and other FEF officials made several trips to Tokyo. According to General Yoshio Ishikawa, the Japanese defense attaché in Washington, these trips were sponsored by "several private associations concerned with defense." When a Japanese translation of Beam Defense was published in 1984, Parpart met with Liberal Democratic Party legislators in Tokyo, then addressed a defense industry seminar.
When Japan's Cabinet began formal consideration in 1986 of whether or not to participate in SDI, the LaRouchians staged a Tokyo conference to urge "full strategic commitment." In addition to LaRouche's usual gaggle of scientific experts, the speakers included a retired French general, a retired American colonel (who was receiving $2,000 a week from LaRouche as a consultant), an engineer from a California firm involved in SDI, and spokesmen for two Japanese research institutes. According to EIR, the conference was intended as an antidote to the "treasonous" influence of Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle, who had visited Tokyo several weeks previously. EIR called him an agent of the "Mossad-linked Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs" and accused him of trying to undercut Japanese participation in SDI.
From The "Higher" Peace Movement (Dennis King)
Unsurprisingly, after he left Larouche, Parpart worked for Asia Times and at "Commercial Intelligence" Law firm where he oversaw their "intelligence gathering investigations and analysis activities, including risk analysis reporting."
Uwe Parpart joined the investment bank and brokerage business Cantor Fitzgerald and denies implicitly any ties with Larouche (or even with his "Executive Intelligence Review" as "Uwe Parpart-Henke."):
"Cantor’s Parpart, who says he’s a former German Navy officer and later worked promoting the Strategic Defense Initiative, also known as Star Wars, with the Reagan Administration. " From Wall Street Talent War Seen as Cantor Fitzgerald Bankers Defect to China
Note: Krafft Ehricke became a key member of the famed Nazi Peenemunde Rocket Development team from 1942-1945, specializing in the propulsion system for the German nazi V-2 rocket.
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