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Neo-Nazis penetrate German intelligence

Posted by Charles II on November 16, 2011

Helen Pidd, The Guardian:

On Tuesday, the Hessen branch of the domestic intelligence service, the Verfassungsschutz, or BfV, admitted that one of its agents had been present in April 2006 when two members of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) shot dead a 21-year-old Turk in an internet café.

It has now emerged that the agent, who was transferred to less-sensitive work following an investigation at the time, openly held rightwing views and was known in the village where he grew up as “Little Adolf”. When police raided his flat following the murder, they found a cache of guns, for which he had a legitimate licence, and extracts from Mein Kampf, according to Der Spiegel. There are unconfirmed reports that the man was present at three or more other neo-Nazi murder scenes.

Hajo Funke, one of Germany’s most foremost experts in rightwing extremism, said on ARD television: “It can’t be ruled out that his BfV employee took part in the murder, and that is a scandal.” He has called the case “a Watergate-scale” crisis for German secret intelligence.

The local branch of the Thuringian secret service allegedly had 24 lever-arch files on the trio and yet they only uncovered the cell years after they carried out at least 10 murders – and after the men were found dead, apparently following a joint suicide pact, and Zschäpe turned herself in to police.

I wonder if and how many neo-Nazis are at work in America’s intelligence services. Since I am currently reading Herbert Mitgangs Dangerous Dossiers it’s clear that there were very high-level right-wing subversion from high posts during the Hoover era. Have things really changed?

Posted in abuse of power, Europe, evil, neo-Nazis | 1 Comment »

So, when are the hearings on radicalization of Christians?

Posted by Charles II on March 11, 2011

Van Hipp, Fox News opinion:

The crux of the case made by opponents of Thursday’s [Muslim witchhunt] hearing is that it singles out one particular group and that terrorism in our country has many faces and origins. In fact, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok asserted just this week in a television interview that the U.S. faces a greater domestic terror threat from the radical right than radical Islam. Really?

Yeah, really! As in planning to cause as many as 30,000 deaths! That case occurred in Texas.

Congressman Peter King, who initiated these hearings was more emphatically wrong. He stated for a fact that the FBI had claimed that there was not one case in the last two years involving neo-Nazis, and that there was no equivalency between al Qaeda and right wing terrorists.

First, here’s some inconvenient reality for Mr. King and the hate spreaders:

Next, here’s just the latest refutation of King’s false claim that there isn’t any right wing terrorism.

Sam Friedman Fairbanks News-Miner:

Five people, including militia activist Schaeffer Cox, were arrested Thursday in the Fairbanks area for allegedly conspiring to kill multiple Alaska State Troopers and a federal judge.

The group had stockpiled weapons and conducted surveillance on the homes of two troopers, according to Alaska State Troopers. Some of the weapons known to be in the cache are prohibited by state or federal law, according to troopers.

In addition to Cox, those taken into custody are Lonnie and Karen Vernon of Salcha, Coleman Barney of North Pole and Michael Anderson, whose hometown was unclear. All were taken into custody without incident.

U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline was the judge targeted, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said.

Fairbanks Police Chief Laren Zager said earlier Thursday that the actions involved the Sovereign Citizen Movement…

The FBI describes the Sovereign Citizen Movement as a domestic terrorism group.

Members of the movement do not believe U.S. laws apply to them and sometimes make their own license plates or create their own legal trials, according to the FBI. A group of Fairbanks residents recently conducted their own trial of Cox at Denny’s Restaurant.

Cox has previously appeared as a public figure as gun rights activist and a legislative candidate. He unsuccessfully challenged Republican Rep. Mike Kelly in 2008.

He is a leader of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia and the Second Amendment Task Force. He has helped organize multiple gun-rights and personal freedoms rallies, including the 2009 “Freedom Fest” at the Carlson Center. Cox is a member of a “Liberty Bell network,” which sends out mass notifications to assemble a crowd of witnesses when a member believes his or her rights are being violated.

Posted in Islam, neo-Nazis, Republicans as cancer, rightwing moral cripples, terrorism | 6 Comments »

This Is A Test

Posted by Phoenix Woman on November 2, 2009

The following is a test of the Emergency Conservative Broadcast System.

In a successful test, the Jeremiah Wright smear revival effort cited here will have far more legacy-media traction than the story cited here about neo-Nazi involvement in the anti-immigration movement in particular and the conservative movement in general.

The test will be considered successful if, within the space of a week, Google News cites of the former (unless cites are critical of the effort) outnumber Google News cites of the latter.

Posted in conservativism, GOP/Media Complex, immigration, neo-Nazis, racism | Comments Off on This Is A Test

Neo-Nazis And The Anti-Immigration Movement: The Untold Story

Posted by Phoenix Woman on October 28, 2009

Funny how the same media outlets that at the GOP’s behest jumps all over obscure college professors like Ward Churchill and turns them into “major” figures of The Left, never seem to notice stories like this one by Sally Jo Sorensen of Bluestem Prairie:

Earlier this week, Bluestem published Brian Hokanson’s commentary about a confrontation in Austin, Minnesota, that pitted members of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Movement (NSM) with local and Twin Cities anti-racist activists.The latest episode in a series that began last spring, the incident illustrates the Anti-Defamation League’s discussion of the group’s tactics:

Over the years, the National Socialist Movement (NSM) has displayed a growing ability to attract media coverage of the organization’s activities. One element which draws media attention is the group’s penchant for wearing swastika-adorned Third Reich-themed uniforms and carrying banners reminiscent of Nazi rallies. The group targets rallies to specific issues and against specific groups which are in the news. In this way, the media comes out to cover a story related to a current hot topic and the frequent counter-protests are very emotionally charged.

While the group’s local leader, Sam Johnson, claims that illegal immigration is his only concern in organizing the rallies, it’s clear from looking at the NSM’s web site that the group’s objects not so much to immigration status, as it does to the presence of people of color in the United States.  Consider item #7 on its 25 points of American National Socialism:

All non-White immigration must be prevented. We demand that all non-Whites currently residing in America be required to leave the nation forthwith and return to their land of origin: peacefully or by force.

An in-depth search of various databases and discussions with local law enforcement revealed that the NSM is something new in Austin and nearby towns in Southern Minnesota.

This is a big story, right? Spiritual descendants of the eliminationist guys our grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought in Normandy in 1944, organizing anti-immigration rallies?

Apparently not to the local traditional media in and around Austin, Minnesota, or to local conservative online sites such as True North, as Sorensen goes on to explain.

Sorensen, taking up what the mainstream press left alone, has interviewed the NSM’s Sam Johnson. You can read it here and here.

Posted in GOP/Media Complex, immigration, media, Minnesota, neo-Nazis | Comments Off on Neo-Nazis And The Anti-Immigration Movement: The Untold Story

WAAAAH! Obama Won’t Let Us Have Our Religio-Racist Traitor Party!

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 6, 2009

When reading this Daily Kos diary on President Obama upholding the separation of church and state with regard to a planned B-2 flyover and Christian ceremony, this passage leapt out at me:

Concerns had been raised about one event in particular — an annual event held at Stone Mountain in Georgia.

Those of you who’ve been reading Mercury Rising for a while now have seen me use the term “religio-racist right” to describe the Neo-Confederate dominance within the conservative wing of American Protestant Christianity, and how the forces of bigotry have mastered the use of evangelical religion as a cloak to disguise their true aims. Just look at the self-styled leaders of the movement: Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, James Dobson, and several dozen other lesser lights. All of these men owe more than a smattering of their style — and their following — to a conflation of evangelicalism and racism. (Remember, the whole reason there is a “Southern Baptist Convention” in the first place is because they split from the main Baptist church in the 1840s rather than tolerate the main church’s antislavery stance. And while other Protestant denominations saw their Southern branches split off before the Civil War and then reunite with their main branches afterwards, the SBC never did so.)

Now, what’s this have to do with Stone Mountain? Oh, nothing much — it’s just that Stone Mountain happens to be a shrine to the KKK.

Oh, and one of the other flyovers? In Nampa, Idaho. While Nampa is itself a decent town, the state of Idaho is notorious for being a longtime haven for white supremacists, especially the Hayden Lake area. James von Grunn, the guy who shot the guard at the Holocaust Museum, lived in Hayden Lake from 2004 to 2005.

This boil has needed lancing for some time.

Posted in military, neo-Nazis, President Obama | Tagged: | 3 Comments »

The Roach Revolution

Posted by Charles II on February 14, 2009

According to Jurassic Pork, that moral equivalent of a cockroach Hal Turner is inciting his readers (all three of ’em) to murder Congressmen and start Racial Holy War. JP wants us to petition Blogger to lock him out. I think JP is doing even better by documenting what Turner is saying.

Posted in eedjits, Flying Monkey Right, GOP bullying, neo-Nazis, terrorism | 10 Comments »

The Following Is Not From The Onion

Posted by Phoenix Woman on April 29, 2008

Though it reads like it could be.

Yeah, I know, Zirkle’s old news. It’s still funny, in a horrifying kinda way.

Posted in Nazis, neo-Nazis, Republicans, Republicans acting badly, Republicans as cancer, rightwing moral cripples, wrong way to go about it, WTF? | Comments Off on The Following Is Not From The Onion

In News That Should Surprise Absolutely No One

Posted by Phoenix Woman on April 1, 2008

Like father, like son? (h/t Melissa Coade):

MAX Mosley, one of the most powerful men in world sport, was under pressure to resign as boss of Formula One’s governing body last night after he was exposed enjoying a Nazi-style orgy with five prostitutes.

Jewish groups condemned the behaviour of Mosley, 67, whose father, Sir Oswald, was the leader of the British Union of Fascists and a friend of Adolf Hitler.

Mr Mosley was caught on video by the News of the World with five women in an underground “torture chamber” in Chelsea, where he spent several hours allegedly indulging in sado-masochistic sex.

The Oxford-educated former barrister, who is president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), reenacted a concentration camp scene in which he played the role of both guard and inmate.

Speaking in German and brandishing a leather whip, he beat the women after allowing himself to be subjected to a humiliating inspection for lice and an interrogation in chains.

Mr Mosley, a close confidant of Bernie Ecclestone, who holds the commercial rights to Formula One, paid £2,500 cash for the sex services, the Sunday newspaper claimed.

Res ipsa loquitor.

Posted in anti-Semitism, eedjits, family values, fascism, Nazis, neo-Nazis, neocons, rightwing moral cripples, WTF? | Comments Off on In News That Should Surprise Absolutely No One

The Projection Room

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 23, 2008

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Glenn Greenwald noticed the strangely twisted racist efforts by a favored Instapundit blogging ally, “Instapunk”, to project his own racism onto black people.

David Neiwert picked up on similar efforts by Pat Buchanan, Bridget Johnson, and Rush Limbaugh:

What you’ll notice in all this, of course, is that all these folks really aren’t concerned about black people at all. They’re talking to white people, and basically reinforcing the stereotypical view that there’s just something wrong with those black people. Why else can’t they see that conservatism is really about their greater good?

Folks like Limbaugh and Buchanan and Bridget Johnson like to complain that when blacks vote for liberals en masse, they’re engaging in “identity politics”. As always, they forget that “identity politics” in America was in fact created, and deeply institutionalized, by white people.

And there’s no small irony when the efforts of the historical victims of identity politics to break down those institutions are denounced as merely members of a racial identity group defending their own narrow interests. That’s what we call the “projection strategy.”

As always, this means that Republicans are giving us a warning about their own upcoming strategy. So when they begin accusing Democrats of indulging racism, we can be quite certain that the forthcoming election season will be nothing less than a full-on onslaught of Republican racism — excused, of course, by the claim that “they do it too.”

Yupper. These people project so much they should have “Bell and Howell” stenciled on their foreheads.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, mythmaking, neo-Nazis, projection, race in America, racism, Republicans, Republicans acting badly, Republicans as cancer, rights, rightwing moral cripples, Rush Limbaugh, Silly Republicans | 8 Comments »

This Is Mildly Amusing

Posted by Phoenix Woman on January 14, 2008

Murdoch-paid wingnut falsely claims that George Soros funded Lancet study on Iraq war deaths, implying that this invalidates the study somehow. Tim Lambert and Company rip said wingnut hack several new rectal openings.

As Boris says in the comments section:

What is it about Soros that makes wingnuts go crazy? Whatever it is, I hope they bottle it so I can spray it on my lawn.

UPDATE: Ah, I see that this is part of a full-court press by the wingnuts to try and push the smear.

Posted in Iraq war, media, Media machine, mediawhores, mythmaking, neo-Nazis, rightwing moral cripples, Rupert Murdoch | Comments Off on This Is Mildly Amusing

 
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