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EXCLUSIVE: Sebastian Gorka’s Ties To Nazi-Allied Group Stretch Back Decades
| July 13, 2017 | 9:00 pm | Donald Trump, Fascist terrorism | No comments

EXCLUSIVE: Sebastian Gorka’s Ties To Nazi-Allied Group Stretch Back Decades

President Trump’s top counter-terrorism aide, Sebastian Gorka, has offered varied and sometimes contradictory accounts of his association with the Vitézi Rend, a far-right Hungarian group that is on a U.S. State Department “watch list.”

Now, new research by the Forward has revealed that Gorka’s use of a special lower-case “v.” insignia in his signature, which the Vitézi Rend allows only sworn members to use, goes back much further than previously known.

In articles he published in 1998, when he was 28 years old, and then in 1999, Gorka signed his name “Sebestyén L. v. Gorka,” using the Hungarian honorific abbreviation for “Vitez,” which is reserved exclusively for sworn members of the Vitézi Rend order.

The articles predated the death of Gorka’s father by several years, making his assertion that he simply inherited the title from his father, as he has claimed, seemingly impossible.

Gorka, who immigrated to America from Hungary nine years before he landed in the White House, has given contradictory information about his ties to the group, which the State Department labeled as having been “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II. In one interview, he denied he was a member of one of the organization’s two modern-day incarnations, known as the Historical Vitézi Rend. At other times, he said he merely “inherited the title of Vitez through the merits of my father.”

“I never swore allegiance formally,” he told the British newspaper the Telegraph.

The question is not academic; Gorka would have been required to reveal his membership in the far-right group both when he applied to enter the United States in 2008 and when he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2012. He has declined to respond to questions about whether he did so.

He has also not responded to questions about his 2007 endorsement, while leading a political party in Hungary, of an extreme right-wing paramilitary militia led by anti-Semites. The militia was later banned by court orders for seeking to promote an “essentially racist” legal order. An investigation by the Forward also found that Gorka wrote regularly for a well-known anti-Semitic paper while active in Hungary, and that he co-founded his political party with prominent former members of Jobbik, a party with a long record of anti-Semitism and racism against Hungary’s Roma minority.

An Associated Press report in February, citing “current and former senior officials,” stated that Gorka has yet to be granted the security clearances ordinarily required for him to perform his job as counter-terrorism adviser to the president. The White House has so far declined to respond to questions from the Forward.

Use of the lower-case “v.” in one’s name, signaling membership in the Vitézi Rend, is not an option for just anyone. “Of course, only after the oath,” György Kerekes, a current member of the Historical Vitézi Rend, told the Forward when asked if anyone may use the initial “v.” without going through the group’s application process and its elaborate swearing-in ceremony.

Gorka subsequently used the “v.” in his name when giving sworn testimony to the House Armed Services Committee in 2011 and on his doctoral thesis in Hungary in 2008 — both years after his father, Paul Gorka, had died.

Then again, in a different account, given in March to Liel Leibovitz, a staff writer for Tablet, Gorka said simply, with no mention of an inheritance, “I have occasionally worn my father’s medal and used the ‘v.’ initial to honor his struggle against totalitarianism.”

Gorka’s ambiguous disavowal conflicts with assertions from the leaders of the Historical Vitezi Rend, who have been clear about the matter: Gorka, those leaders told the Forward, and later NBC News, is a sworn member of their group, which was founded by Admiral Miklos Horthy, Hungary’s wartime leader. Horthy, a self-declared anti-Semite who passed anti-Jewish laws prior to the war and collaborated with Hitler during the conflict, rewarded members of the Vitézi Rend with land confiscated from Hungarian Jews whom he turned over to Hitler. Hundreds of thousands of Jews were deported to concentration camps under his rule.

Affiliation in the modern group, current Vitézi leaders say, is granted only through an oath of lifelong loyalty to the Hungarian nation that new members must give at a formal initiation ceremony.

Contact Larry Cohler-Esses at cohleresses@forward.com

Read more: http://forward.com/news/369683/exclusive-sebastian-gorkas-ties-to-nazi-allied-group-stretch-back-decades/

NATO openly glorifies Baltic Nazi-SS collaborators

Thursday, July 13, 2017

NATO openly glorifies Baltic Nazi-SS collaborators

https://communismgr.blogspot.com/2017/07/nato-openly-glorifies-baltic-nazi-ss.html

The murderous, imperialist North Atlantic Treaty Organisation cannot hide its historical links with the Nazis. On 11 July 2017, the official account of NATO on Twitter published an English movie trailer called “Forest brothers. Fight for the Baltics”. The tweet of NATO’s account was writing: This is the story of the Forest Brothers who fought the Soviet army for their homelands after WWII.”

Of course, it is known that NATO has championed in anti-communist  and anti-soviet propaganda. However, this time, the murderous alliance went a step further: It openly promotes and glorifies SS legionaries and Nazis who fought in the ranks of the so-called “Forest brothers”. NATO deliberately hides the truth.

The “forest brothers” were armed national forces which were operating in the 1940’s-1950’s on the territory of the Baltic Republics of the USSR — Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — these forces were substantially consisted of former soldiers of the Nazi SS. After all, all these supposed “liberation armies of the Baltics” actively fought against the USSR’s Red Army, starting from 1944, precisely when the Baltic countries were liberated from fascist occupation.
NATO and the EU bear huge responsibilities for the “resurrection” of Nazism and Fascism in the Baltic states and in countries of Eastern Europe, like Ukraine and Poland. They have actively supported fascist movements and, through their policies, they promote the glorification of Nazi-SS collaborators in former Soviet republics, including Latvia and Lithuania. 
 
KKE Europarliament Delegation: Solidarity with the FARC-EP political prisoners in Colombia

Friday, June 30, 2017

KKE Europarliament Delegation: Solidarity with the FARC-EP political prisoners in Colombia

https://communismgr.blogspot.com/2017/06/kke-europarliament-delegation.html
The Delegation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in the European Parliament issued the following statement:
 
“We express our solidarity with the dozens of FARC-EP fighters and other political prisoners who have launched a hunger strike in Colombia’s prisons for their release.

We denounce the Colombian government which while relying on its Agreements to maintain the status of persecution, repression and terrorism, continues to hold thousands of political prisoners imprisoned despite its commitments.

We call for the immediate release of all political prisoners, we declare that we stand firmly on the side of the Colombian workers and people movement against every attempt to exploit the developments and to intensify the attack on the people’s movement, on the democratic and social rights.”

30.06.2017.
Poland towards fascistization? Parliament passes law envisaging the demolition of Soviet monuments

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Poland towards fascistization? Parliament passes law envisaging the demolition of Soviet monuments

https://communismgr.blogspot.com/2017/06/poland-towards-fascistization.html

Members of a Polish neo-fascist group giving
the Nazi salute.
Anti-communist, reactionary hysteria in Poland continues…
 
According to the Russian news agency TASS, the lower house of Poland’s parliament, the Sejm, voted on Thursday to introduce amendments to the country’s de-communization law, envisaging the demolition of Soviet-era monuments, including memorials in honor of the Red Army. “The law has been passed,” the press service of the Sejm confirmed to TASS.
The majority of parties of the Polish parliament endorsed the amendments in the first and second readings. A total of 408 MPs voted yes, seven said no, and another 15 abstained.
 
From its side, the Communist Party of Poland (CPP) released a statement condemning the Parliament’s latest decision. The following report is from international communist press (ICP): 
 
According to CPP, the anticommunist law introduced on 22nd of June aims for the destruction of monuments commemorating the liberation of Poland from the Nazis, for which the Polish nation is in debt of gratitude to Soviet soldiers.
CPP also reminds that “Plans of changing names of the streets and removing monuments cause social resistance in many places” and that it will “support all activities in favour of preserving historical remembrance and calls for participation in initiatives that oppose falsifying of the history.”
CPP delegates have already participated in an event for the opening of the monument of Soviet Soldiers in Mikolin, whose construction and opening were completed with efforts of Polish people. The opening of the monument was held on the same day new law was passed.
The monument in Mikolin “commemorates about 700 soldiers fallen in this place during crossing of the Oder river. This monument was created in October 1945 and it is the oldest one in the liberated Europe. The Institute of National Remembrance already announced that this memorial will have to be removed.”
CPP, underlines the main goal of these actions of the Polish parliament as being to falsify the history as “long term propaganda equating communism with fascism attempts to erase the memory of those who struggled against fascism and destroyed it”. CPP had also denounced the change of street names within the framework of the anticommunist law passed by Polish government early June this year. 
In addition, one day before the extension of the anticommunist law, the district court in Katowice agreed on maintaining the previous decision on discontinuation of the trial of members of the Communist Party of Poland and therefore the trial will start again 1,5 years from today. Proceedings of the case will continue in the regional court in Dąbrowa Górnicza.

 
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Abstract from the intervention of the Communist Party of Poland on the event organised for the 72nd anniversary of Great Antifascist Peoples’ Victory in Berlin, 9-11 May 2017. 
 
“In Poland historical policy is closely associated with the rise of fascism. Allowance to equate communism with nazism and even maintain that it was worse leads to justifying and whitewashing fascism. Neo fascist organisations are on the rise and they attract mainly the youth, brainwashed during process of education. In recent elections most of the young people voted for the conservative and nationalist parties so it is clear that type of education influences political choices and is used by the capitalists to sustain their power. The neo-fascist National Radical Camp organises legally its marches. Recently it demonstrated in Warsaw its 83rd founding anniversary under protection of police removing anti-fascist blockade.

In Eastern Europe new generations are taught to follow the capitalism and not to defend their rights. Social consciousness is very low and various strategies are implemented to keep it this way. When history is rewritten it is also easier to persecute those who are dangerous to capitalists. In many countries such as Ukraine and Lithuania, new historical policy was made consecutively with ban of the communist activity. There are also attempts to delegalize communist parties in Poland. For one year and a half we have been facing the trial because new state policy treats Marxism-Leninism as totalitarism.”
Stolen Police Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Supreme Court

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Stolen-Police-Helicopter-Attacks-Venezuela-Supreme-Court-20170627-0031.html

Stolen Police Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Supreme Court

  • Oscar Alberto Perez has been identified as pilot who stole helicopter.

    Oscar Alberto Perez has been identified as pilot who stole helicopter.

Published 27 June 2017 (3 hours 31 minutes ago)

The top court’s building in northern Caracas was sealed off after the national guard repelled the attack, avoiding civilian deaths.

A helicopter from the Venezuela’s Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations agency was stolen Tuesday evening, circled around the Supreme Court building, firing shots toward the building, followed by two explosions which were said to be grenades, according to official sources.

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The top court’s building in northern Caracas was sealed off after the national guard repelled the attack, which occurred around 5 p.m. local time.

A banner was unfurled from the helicopter that read, “350 Libertad,” in reference to article 350 of the Bolivarian Constitution that opposition forces are attempting to invoke to stop the National Constituent Assembly.

The Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas denounced the armed attack, identifying Oscar Alberto Perez as the pilot who shot 15 times at the Interior Ministry, where 80 people were still at work. He then headed to the TSJ, throwing four grenades in total, where a session of the Constitutional Court was taking place. Perez is said to be an inspector with the CICPC and took off from the La Carlota airbase with the stolen helicopter.

Villegas reiterated that “these types of terrorist attacks will not detain the Constituent Assembly due on July 30.”

Despite rumors to the contrary, all was calm in the capital area after the attacks, according to media reports from teleSUR.

President Nicolas Maduro said that because of the rapid reaction to the coup attempt by Venezuelan forces, many civilian lives were saved as grenades and shots rang out near the Supreme Court building as well as the Interior Ministry building.

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“The entire air defense and detection plan was immediately activated to guarantee the people’s right to peace against an armed attack,” he added.

“I condemn this terrorist attack and demand that the MUD condemn this attack,” he said.

“We are going to capture the person responsible for this terrorist act,” Maduro said, indicating that the pilot works for Miguel Rodriguez Torres, who is being investigated for confessed ties to the DEA and CIA.

Supreme Court President Maikel Moreno said that damages to the building were being assessed and said the court would release a statement tomorrow.

Maduro: Helicopter threw grenades at Venezuela’s Supreme Court

http://www.dw.com/en/maduro-helicopter-threw-grenades-at-venezuelas-supreme-court/a-39447537

Maduro: Helicopter threw grenades at Venezuela’s Supreme Court

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says a chopper has fired on the country’s Supreme Court in Caracas, describing it as a “terror attack.” Earlier, he threatened war against any US-backed coup attempt by his opponents.

Hours after warning that he was prepared to enter a full-scale conflict to resolve the country’s months-long political crisis, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday a police helicopter had attacked the Supreme Court building in Caracas.

Speaking on state TV, the 54-year-old president said the chopper fired on the offices and launched grenades in a “terror attack”. He said one of the grenades didn’t explode.

Maduro appeared to claim that the incident was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government and said he had activated the country’s air defense in response.

The Venezuelan news site CarotaDigital tweeted a video that purported to show a helicopter flying over the city, followed by the sound of several shots.

DW correspondent in Caracas, Oscar Schlenker, confirmed the attack and described seeing a chopper flown by what he said were the police and military, opening fire on the Supreme Court building.

Maduro warns of war

Earlier in the day, Maduro gave a speech to supporters warning that he was prepared to take up arms to defend his country from any US-backed coup attempt from his political opponents.

“If Venezuela were to be plunged into chaos and violence … we would go to combat. We would never give up, and what couldn’t be done with votes, we would do with weapons, we would liberate the fatherland with weapons,” he said.

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Maduro’s comments were aimed partly at his political opponents, who have taken to the streets over the past three months to protest his leadership. But they also targeted US President Donald Trump, who Maduro claims is backing the oil-rich country’s opposition to oust him.

Refugee crisis

Addressing Trump, he warned of a massive refugee crisis for the US in the event of the “destruction” of Venezuela.

“You would have to build 20 walls in the sea, a wall from Mississippi to Florida, from Florida to New York, it would be crazy …” before reminding the US leader that “you are responsible for restraining the madness of the Venezuelan right-wing.”

Venezuela Proteste gegen Maduro in Caracas (Reuters/I. Alvarado) Almost daily protests against Maduro’s government have forced a tough response from security forces

Maduro has called a national election for July 30 to win support for the appointment of a new super-body to rewrite the country’s constitution without interference from the opposition-controlled congress.

His opponents have described the poll as a sham and are instead calling for the next presidential election, due in late 2018, to be brought forward.

They say Maduro, who became president in 2013 following the death of longtime leader Hugo Chavez, is a dictator, who has presided over a deep economic crisis. Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela has recently seen triple digit inflation that has caused food and medicine shortages.

Protests leave scores dead

Daily street protests against Maduro’s leadership have regularly turned violent, leaving some 75 people dead, according to figures from the chief prosecutor’s office.

The latest standoff on Tuesday saw clashes had take place inside and outside the national assembly building in Caracas, a few hundred meters from the Supreme Court.

DW’s Oscar Schlenker reported that small improvised explosives and fireworks had been detonated as some demonstrators tried to enter the building. Some politicians were trapped inside.

Another journalist, Alberto Rodriquez tweeted footage of the National Guard bursting into the national assembly building, resulting in a confrontation with lawmakers.

Elsewhere, almost 70 stores looted and several government offices set alight in the city of Maracay, west of the capital. Some 216 people were arrested.

Read more: Protester set on fire dies amid Venezuela unrest

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Venezuela’s worsening crisis has led to the intervention of the chief state prosecutor Luisa Ortega and the country’s former intelligence service boss Miguel Rodriguez.

Ortega has filed legal challenges against Maduro’s plan for constitutional reform, alleging it is a threat to democracy and human rights.

At a news conference on Tuesday, Rodriguez criticized Maduro for not holding a referendum on changing the constitution first.