A Discussion of Joseph W. Bendersky’s Book The “Jewish Threat: Anti-Semitic Politics Of The U.S. Army”

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During the 1920s, File 245 contained letters between officers, secret agents, state secretaries, and embassies abroad exchanging the latest information on Jews… much more concern was displayed toward Jewish refugees and immigration to the United States. Certain prominent American Jews, including Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and Rabbi Stephen Wise, were considered sufficiently important to warrant individual scrutiny. Most incredible, though, were lengthy, meticulously documented reports such as “The Power and Aims of International Jewry.”

 The “Jewish Threat” Book Review

The “Jewish Threat”: Anti-Semitic Politics of the U.S. Army by American historian Joseph W. Bendersky is a well-researched book that documents that many people in American military intelligence believed in an international Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. In fact, many officers in the Military Intelligence Division (MID) were saying essentially the same things about Jews as Adolf Hitler did.


Colonel William Godson, one of the American Army’s most valued intelligence officers, wrote from Poland:

“The connection between the Jews and the Bolsheviki at Vilna seems to be proven without a shadow of a doubt. When the Bolsheviki entered the city they were taken to the houses of the wealthy by the Jews and apparently had this matter arranged beforehand.” Godson wrote two years later: “I am so thoroughly convinced of the reality of a Jewish movement to dominate the world that I hate to leave a stone unturned.”[1]

MID File 245 was a special central dossier reserved for data deemed particularly significant to the “Jewish Question.” Bendersky writes:

      During the 1920s, File 245 contained letters between officers, secret agents, state secretaries, and embassies abroad exchanging the latest information on Jews. Among these would be interspersed lists compiled of prominent Jews who supposedly dominated or influenced German banking, industry, and politics. Far more numerous lists would be gathered of Jews supposedly controlling the Soviet government as MID became preoccupied with the link between Jews and Bolshevism. Although Zionism and Palestine received attention, much more concern was displayed toward Jewish refugees and immigration to the United States. Certain prominent American Jews, including Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and Rabbi Stephen Wise, were considered sufficiently important to warrant individual scrutiny. Most incredible, though, were lengthy, meticulously documented reports such as “The Power and Aims of International Jewry.”[2]

File 245 and other MID records on Jews were stored with other military intelligence material and kept classified until the mid-1970s.[3]

International Jewish intrigues began to surface within MID during the summer of 1918. An agent linked the Joint Distribution Committee of Jewish War Relief, the Federal Reserve Board, New York Jewish bankers, and the American Jewish Committee with Jewish financiers and centers of propaganda and spying in Germany. The agent also said that the Jewish Bolsheviks who had seized control of Russia now conspired to overthrow other governments. Almost all of the top leaders in the Soviet government were identified as being Jews.[4]

Other American intelligence officers reported that most Bolsheviki leaders were Jews. MID’s New York office reported “that there is now definite evidence that Bolshevism is an international movement controlled by Jews.” In Bern, an American agent reported that 90% of those attending secret Bolshevik meetings were Jews. The British Government also obtained evidence that the Bolshevik movement throughout the world is an international conspiracy of Jews. The official MID viewpoint was that “Jewish intellectuals have had the leading and commanding part everywhere,” and because of “the growing power of the Jews,” they practically controlled the Soviet government.[5]

Above: Robert Wilton, The Times of London’s man-in-Moscow from 1902 through 1919.

U.S. General Amos A. Fries told MID’s chief in 1926 that Polish officers believed that Jewish leaders, most disguised behind Russian names, really controlled the Soviet Union. Fries wrote:

“[O]f the Russian Congress some 70% were Jews and the remaining 30% were largely figure-heads…real power…was entirely in the hands of the Jews who were in it…for what they could get out of it, and very few members…really believe in the doctrines which they preach.”[6]

General Fries and Eli A. Helmick, inspector general of the army (1919-1927), viewed Bolshevism as the continuation of an international conspiracy that originated with the Illuminati in the 18th century. They told audiences that the Illuminati incited the great French Revolution of 1789 and “were the influence which led to the bloodshed during the reign of terror.” The Communist International of Lenin and Trotsky was the modern form of this conspiracy, from which more bloody destruction could be expected.[7]

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The French Revolution: Regarding the Reign of Terror, David Thomsan writes, “The Terror was not an instrument of class war, and 70 percent of its victims belonged to the peasantry and laboring classes.” Source

MID argued that both Jewish Bolsheviks and Jews in general in the Soviet Union profited at the expense of real Russians. Jews monopolized the privileged government offices and easy “graft jobs,” while confiscating the old regime’s most valuable riches and smuggling them out of the country. Jews encouraged bribery and were behind “all speculation in foodstuffs.” Despite the revolutionary zeal with which Jews dispatched the Red Army against enemies, one MID informant complained that he never saw a Jew anywhere close to the front.[8]



It was widely known among U.S. military intelligence leaders that Jews played a prominent role in the Roosevelt administration. For this and other reasons, Roosevelt was widely unpopular among most U.S. army officers. Bendersky writes:

“Years later, the wife of Colonel Truman Smith recounted the ‘exultation’ and ‘fierce delight’ in their social and political circle upon hearing the news of Roosevelt’s death. Finally, in her words, ‘The evil man was dead!’ ”[9]

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The foreign-born Felix Frankfurter, a close friend and adviser of Roosevelt, had long been regarded by military intelligence as a dangerous Jewish radical. Frankfurter’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 1939 and his role in the New Deal was symbolic of the Jewish control of Roosevelt’s administration. Numerous other Jewish appointments caused many military officers to suspect Roosevelt of jeopardizing American domestic and foreign policy interests to accommodate Jews.[10]

U.S. General George Van Horn Moseley was one of the most outspoken critics of Jews. Bendersky quotes from Moseley’s writings:

      Endowed with “objectionable” hereditary traits preserved by strict inbreeding, a Jew, Moseley wrote, no matter how assimilated, will always remain a Jew, a permanent “human outcast.” Describing Jews as “crude and unclean, animal-like things,” he exclaimed, “it is like writing about something loathsome, such as syphilis.” Insidiously, Jews rise from the underworld to control the economy, then government, making themselves “all-powerful.” Using international finance simultaneously with communism to further their selfish ends, they know no loyalty to any country. In the modern world, their ultimate goal is the “destruction of Christian civilization as we understand it in America today.”[11]

Congressmen were amazed by Moseley’s outspokenness when he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee in June 1939. Moseley stated that America must learn from the experience of other countries. The “murder squads” of the Jewish Communists Trotsky and Bela Kun killed “millions of Christians” in the Soviet Union and Hungary. In Germany, “fortunately, the character of the German people was aroused” against the “internationalists” who sold them out at Versailles. Moseley stated that in developing its own refugee policy, America could benefit from the German response “for settling the problem of the Jew within their borders for all time.”[12]

Although Moseley’s vehemence made it easy for the army to publicly dismiss him as an oddity, Moseley’s assertions of Jewish-Communist subversion were a widely held belief among American military officers. Moseley’s statements differed very little from the depictions of Jews by General George S. Patton after World War II. Some retired generals would also hold the same views as Moseley into the 1970s.[13]


Many military intelligence officers saw Jews as the force behind World War II. Throughout the 1930s, many military officers foresaw a situation in which Jewish influence would involve the United States in a war against Germany.[14]

A colonel at the Army War College asked Harvard historian William Langer why “all one hears is hostility for Hitler and for Germany.” Langer replied:

      I think the Jewish influence has a great deal to do with it. You have to face the fact that some of our most important American newspapers are Jewish-controlled, and I suppose if I were a Jew I would feel about Nazi Germany as most Jews feel and it would be most inevitable that the coloring of the news takes on that tinge. As I read the New York Times, for example, it is perfectly clear that every little upset that occurs (and after all many upsets occur in a country of 70 million people) is given a great deal of prominence. The other part of it is soft-pedaled or put off with a sneer. So that in a rather subtle way, the picture you get is that there is no good in the Germans whatever.[15]  

John Beaty edited secret daily intelligence reports as a G-2 officer in Washington between 1941 and 1947. Beaty wrote the book The Iron Curtain over America based on his insights while inside G-2. He claimed that World War II was an unnecessary war fostered by Jews. The war was designed to kill as many Germans and Americans as possible by prolonging the war through demands for unconditional surrender and the Morgenthau Plan. The uncivilized bombing of German cities was also designed to mass murder innocent German civilians.[16]

Beaty described the Holocaust as a “fantastic hoax” and United States support for Israel as a policy fiasco. The Iron Curtain over America received strong support from many in the military intelligence community. U.S. General George E. Stratemeyer, for example, said he owed Beaty a great debt, since from Beaty’s book he finally learned what really occurred back home while he was fighting overseas. Stratemeyer said that every loyal American should read The Iron Curtain over America.[17]

Many other U.S. military leaders also concluded that Jews had influenced America to enter World War II. For example, General Albert C. Wedemeyer wrote to retired Colonel Truman Smith a few years after the war that the British, Zionists, and Communists made American entry into the war inevitable. Wedemeyer said they were motivated by selfish interests rather than the welfare of humanity. He stated that “most of the people associated with Communism in the early days were Jews.” Wedemeyer also claimed that Roosevelt’s Jewish advisers “did everything possible to spread venom and hatred against the Nazis and to arouse Roosevelt against the Germans.”[18]


      General George Patton was removed from his position as military governor of Bavaria after the war for showing too much sympathy for Germans. Patton wrote repeatedly during the next few weeks about the plot by “Jews and Communists” to remove any officer who stood in the way of their destructive plans for Germany. Fear of Jewish opinion in the United States made American generals highly sensitive to criticism that they were treating the Germans too softly. Although most of the civilian German population consisted of women, children and old men, one general confided that“we are under constant pressure to kick the Germans around.”[19]


American officers and government officials complained incessantly in private that Jewish “refugees in American uniforms,” together with Jews in the U.S. government, adversely affected American policy toward Germany. For example, Major Charles Robertson, the American public safety officer in Wels, Austria, thought Patton was sacrificed merely to please “the blessed Jews.” Robertson said Jews seized businesses and property from Austrians merely because they had been Nazi Party members. As Robertson portrayed it, Jews had infiltrated the military government and protected their fellow Jews in all cases.[20]

Other officers confidentially criticized the nonfraternization and harsh occupation policies, which some considered in large measure Jewish inspired. American Frank Mason reported from Germany that some refugee officers let Germans starve, treated German POWs with extreme cruelty, and sadistically beat SS officers. According to Mason, given U.S. policy and the way the press mislead Americans about events in Germany, disapproving and disgusted officers felt helpless to change the situation.[21]

The emerging Cold War caused military intelligence to resume its surveillance of Jews and Communists. Confidential intelligence summaries sent to retired general Ralph Van Deman stated that despite their denials, Jews “made an awful poor showing in World War II”; they were “powerful enough to pull the strings” necessary to keep them out of combat. The reports indicated that nefarious Jewish activities were so numerous that even a small staff could not keep up with them. Jewish organizations had unlimited funds and “dwarfed…honest, patriotic groups into insignificance.”[22]

General Charles A. Willoughby, MacArthur’s intelligence chief in occupied Japan, instigated a yearlong investigation of subversive elements in his own headquarters and in Washington. Willoughby wrote:

“There appears to be a racial and geographical affinity for Communism and uncontrolled immigration has become a channel for subversion.”

Willoughby upon retirement became more explicit in identifying these as Jewish influences. For example, he complained that an unprincipled Eisenhower had removed Patton “at the behest of Frankfurter, Bnai Brith and the Jewish Conspirators.”[23]

Military intelligence leaders also worked with Merwin K. Hart, the president of the National Economic Council, who waged a relentless battle against Jews and the Anti-Defamation League. Hart argued that left-wing Jews and Communists had worked closely together to work against American interests. Hart further stated that Jewish-Communist power had forced the United States to make the tragic mistake of partitioning Palestine. That decision cost America oil, alienated its natural Arab allies, and put displaced Palestinians in a dreadful plight.[24]

Anti-Jewish feelings in the officer corps remained long after World War II. For example, following a lecture at Duke Law School on October 10, 1974, General George S. Brown complained that the power of the Israeli lobby was “so strong you wouldn’t believe it.” The Israelis, Brown stated, say:

“Don’t worry about the Congress. We’ll take care of the Congress.” Now this is somebody from another country, but they can do it. They own, you know, the banks in this country, the newspapers, you just look at where the Jewish money is in this country.[25]   

Bendersky concludes the last chapter of his book by writing:

“What can be established beyond doubt…is that into the late 1970s and beyond, certain retired officers pursued their crusade to save America from a Jewish threat.”[26]

These retired officers were saying similar things about Jews as Adolf Hitler did when he was in power.


Joseph Bendersky wrote The “Jewish Threat” to show that anti-Semitism permeated the highest ranks of the U.S. military throughout the last century.[27] Much of the book’s extensive research and documentation, however, proves the disproportionate power of Jews in America through their own words and actions. The U.S. military intelligence leaders were merely reacting to this disproportionate power as loyal and patriotic Americans. The “Jewish Threat” thus contributes to the large body of evidence indicating that Jews have taken control of the American government to the detriment of non-Jewish citizens.

The social-political transformation of America, as Moseley described: “In the modern world, their ultimate goal is the “destruction of Christian civilization as we understand it in America today.”


[1] Bendersky, Joseph W., The “Jewish Threat”: Anti-Semitic Politics of the U.S. Army, New York: Basic Books, 2000, pp. xii-xiii.

[2] Ibid., p. xiv.

[3] Ibid., p. xvi

[4] Ibid., pp. 55-58.

[5] Ibid., pp. 60, 69, 116, 118.

[6] Ibid., p. 199.

[7] Ibid., p. 14.

[8] Ibid., p. 118.

[9] Ibid., pp. 212-213, 244.

[10] Ibid., pp. 226, 244.

[11] Ibid., p. 256.

[12] Ibid.

[13] Ibid., pp. 257-258.

[14] Ibid., pp. 270-271.

[15] Ibid., p. 273.

[16] Ibid., pp. 405-408.

[17] Ibid., pp. 408-409.

[18] Ibid., p. 274.

[19] Ibid., pp. 358-360.

[20] Ibid., pp. 361-362.

[21] Ibid., pp. 364-365.

[22] Ibid., pp. 392-394.

[23] Ibid., pp. 396-398.

[24] Ibid., pp. 412-413.

[25] Ibid., p. 428.

[26] Ibid., p. 422.

[27] https://www.amazon.com/Jewish-Threat-Anti-semitic-Politics-U-s/dp/0465006183.

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  1. WakeyWakey says:

    Its quite shocking that most ethnic-Europeans in the west – including Australians and South Africans – have little or even no understanding of bolshevism/communism, Ukraine Holodomor, Karl Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin let alone the other mass murderers like Yagoda and Kaganovich, nor any knowledge of the 66 Million Christian Russians annihilated by these mentally insane leaders.

    But they ALL ‘know’ about the pseudo history of ‘the six million Jews’ gassed in non-existence gas chambers, and the inverted truth about ‘those evil Palestinians that attack innocent Jews in ‘Israel’. Cathedral museums and ‘holy’ monuments continue to spring up all over the world so that the goyim can worship at the feet of Holocaustianity. Meanwhile Christianity continues to be exterminated.

    Education in the west has deliberately eradicated Reality. How many are being taught all the information in the above article? None. They are being taught Cultural Marxism which has as its lynch pin anti-White indoctrination. As such, the word ‘education’ is a misnomer and the accurate word is ‘indoctrination’, and that includes the pedophilic sexualisation of our innocent little children at these indoctrination clinics – oops, I mean ‘schools’.

    Here is a short video by an Australian Rabbi (going by his accent) who has the courage to address the Jewish nature of those who are behind ‘open borders’ to end the national sovereignty of ethnic-European nations and the flooding of aliens into White nations. He is against open borders and explains which Jews are behind this travesty against humanity and why:

    Rabbi: “Biological Jews behind Open Borders for White Countries”:

    • larryzb says:

      Bela Kun (Cohn) in his short-lived nightmarish regime in Hungary in 1919 set his Jewish murderers to killing. It was so bad, that the Hungarian people rose up and routed the killers. Kun fled to Lenin in Russia. The communist Jews wanted to do the same in Germany, and were responsible for much street violence and murders there, too.

      You are correct, Wakey. We hear ad nauseum and ad infinitum about alleged Jewish suffering in the West. We are brainwashed to believe that the Jews are perpetual, innocent victims rather than perpetual villains and victimizers. Let me give you a recent example from San Francisco. A couple of months back, The Institute for Historical Review (IHR) bought advertising in the city’s subway system. This was hi-tech as in periodic displays on a video screen that commuters waiting for their trains could see from the platforms. The local television news carried a story about this. The IHR ads were saying that history matters and encouraged folks to visit their website, and did not say anything “anti-Semitic”. Yet, any suggestion that we need to look critically at official history and that history needs to be revised so as to correct it immediately brings charges of “anti-Semitism”. (Neuro-linguistic programming? “Revise history” equals anti-Semitism?!)

      The TV reporters shared brief comments from commuters that seem almost to have been scripted. The common comment was this (the ad and the suggestion that history matters) is anti-Semitic. We, in the US, really are a nation of sheep.

  2. WakeyWakey says:

    MERRY CHRIST-MAS TO ALL! Here, the voice of an angel:

    “Sissel Kyrkjebø – Silent Night – Most beautiful voice ever heard!”

  3. Arch Stanton says:

    While many are becoming aware of the Jewish threat, few realize the massive, global, scope of Jewish criminality and the true extent of its pervasive influence.

    John Kaminski elaborates on this reality far more accurately than most other writers. He tells a truth so dark, so terrifying, that few are willing to listen. The denial response is typical for patients when told the disease is terminal and there is not much time left.

    John Kaminski tells us America, the world, is now in a terminal state. The Jewish parasite has burrowed so deeply into the body of humanity the resulting rot can no longer be reversed. It’s terminal; a brief matter of time before whites disappear, consumed by Jewish hatred. You can read his latest at johnkaminski.org

    The world is undergoing profound change and it’s not for the good of those inhabiting the planet. The food, water, atmosphere and medicine have been poisoned. One look at the sky proves just how far the Jewish rot has progressed. Jews steal everything ~ EVERYTHING ~ and now they are stealing the most necessary thing of all for survival – sunlight.

    Worse than this theft however, is the theft of our mind. Jews have stolen our minds. That is why we are doomed, we now think and act like Jews. We have adopted the murderously psychopathic worldview of those who hate the world and in doing so have joined them in their efforts to destroy civilization, along with most, if not all, its adjoining humanity.

    Carlos Castaneda described this mind theft with chilling accuracy –

    Don Juan said, “You have arrived, by your effort alone, to what the shamans of ancient Mexico called the topic of topics.

    “I have been beating around the bush all this time, insinuating to you that something is holding us prisoner. Indeed we are held prisoner! This was an energetic fact for the sorcerers of ancient Mexico.”

    “Why has this predator taken over in the fashion that you’re describing, don Juan?” I asked. “There must be a logical explanation.”

    “There is an explanation,” don Juan replied, “which is the simplest explanation in the world.

    “They took over because we are food for them, and they squeeze us mercilessly because we are their sustenance.

    “Just as we rear chickens in chicken coops, gallineros, the predators rear us in human coops, humaneros. Therefore, their food is always available to them.”

    I felt that my head was shaking violently from side to side. I could not express my profound sense of unease and discontentment, but my body moved to bring it to the surface. I shook from head to toe without any volition on my part.

    I heard myself saying, “No, no, no, no. This is absurd, don Juan. What you’re saying is something monstrous. It simply can’t be true, for sorcerers, or for average men, or for anyone.”

    “Why not?” don Juan asked calmly. “Why not? Because it infuriates you?”

    “Yes, it infuriates me,” I retorted. “Those claims are monstrous!”

    “Well,” he said, “you haven’t heard all the claims yet. Wait a bit longer and see how you feel.

    “I’m going to subject you to a blitz. That is, I’m going to subject your mind to tremendous onslaughts; and you cannot get up and leave because you’re caught. Not because I’m holding you prisoner, but because something in you will prevent you from leaving while another part of you is going to go truthfully berserk. So brace yourself!”

    There was something in me which I felt was a ‘glutton for punishment’. He was right. I wouldn’t have left the house for the world; and yet I didn’t like one bit the inanities he was spouting.

    Don Juan said, “I want to appeal to your analytical mind. Think for a moment, and tell me how you would explain the contradiction between the intelligence of man the engineer, and the stupidity of his systems of beliefs; or the stupidity of his contradictory behavior.

    “Sorcerers believe that the predators have given us our systems of beliefs; our ideas of good and evil; our social mores. The predators are the ones who set up our hopes and expectations, and dreams of success or failure. They have given us covetousness, [* covetousness- an envious eagerness to possess something] greed, and cowardice. It is the predators who make us complacent, routinary, and egomaniacal.”

    “But how can they do this, don Juan?” I asked, somehow angered further by what he was saying. “Do they whisper all that in our ears while we are asleep?”

    “No, they don’t do it that way. That’s idiotic!” don Juan said, smiling. “They are infinitely more efficient and organized than that.

    “In order to keep us obedient, meek and weak, the predators engaged themselves in a stupendous maneuver- stupendous, of course, from the point of view of a fighting strategist; a horrendous maneuver from the point of view of those who suffer it.

    “They gave us their mind! Do you hear me? The predators give us their mind, which becomes our mind. The predators’ mind is baroque, contradictory, morose, and filled with the fear of being discovered any minute now.

    “I know that even though you have never suffered hunger,” he went on, “you have food anxiety which is none other than the anxiety of the predator who fears that any moment now its maneuver is going to be uncovered, and its food is going to be denied.

    “Through the mind, which after all is their mind, the predators inject into the lives of human beings whatever is convenient for them. The predators ensure in this manner a degree of security to act as a buffer against their fear.”

    I am unsure of shadowy flyers that can only be perceived obliquely from the corner of the eye. I am unsure of malevolent spirits, alien grays and reptilian people said to inhabit this world. What I am sure of is what I can see in front of my eyes. I am sure Jews exists. I am certain of their destructive actions. I am certain Jews are a race of insane, murderous, psychopaths bent on destroying virtually everything they contact. I am certain Jews have stolen our minds with their media programming efforts.

    I do not know why this situation exists, I only know that it exists and only fools, Jews and their sycophants deny it. I know the Jews have been wrecking various civilizations since they invaded ancient Egypt as the Hyksos. I know the result of their destructive, hateful machinations upon others, as this can be witnessed to this day on a regular basis in every nation they infect.

    I am certain that the end is near because Jews have come out of the closet to begin openly bragging about their victory and these cowards only brag when they are assured of overwhelming victory. They brag because Jews now possess the advance weapons technology that ensures no one can stop them.

    Until recently, Jews have had to play the obsequious fool, the Uriah Heeps among their host nations. They had to do this because they are weak cowards that fully realized they had no chance of physically challenging their hated enemies. So Jews worked from within, surreptitiously, deceptively, from behind the scenes to wreak destruction upon their hosts.

    Now things have changed. Though economic dominance, Jews have harnessed the goyim’s technical mind and skills, channeling their efforts into producing weapons that provide Jews overwhelming superiority. The cowardly schoolyard bully now has a phaser weapon he stole from your parents. It’s set to vaporize and is pointed straight at your head.

    These advanced weapons can be directly controlled by the Jew masters. As depicted in the Jewish movie “Dr. Strangelove,” the loose goyim canon on the gun deck was the Jews’ greatest fear. But no longer will there be a need for goyim operators to man the Jews’ terror weapons.

    This is why these new advanced weapons of mass destruction are rapidly superseding the Jews’ old power of YHVH, the nuclear bomb. America has been openly attacked with these new weapons, yet few outside the blasted areas notice because Jew wordsmiths call these attacks “campfires.”

    These attacks are in fact tests, not only of the weapons systems, but tests to determine just how far the goyim can be pushed unaware to a point that might induce violent reaction. As with the Hallowedhoax, Waco and Trade Tower lies, the gullible goyim have now swallowed the “campfire” lies hook, line and sinker.

    The fact that Jews can use space-based laser weapons to blast the West Coast with impunity clearly shows how their next step will proceed. And that dear reader, is why I know the end is near very, very close at hand.

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