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The Respect Chair, Carole Swords And Racism.

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The CST takes the Respect Chair, Carole Swords to task for her racist “slip”.

Seismic Shock reminded us that she previously promoted a pro-Crusader article from Stuart Littlewood.

Why she would have wanted to associate with an obsessive racist like Littlewood I can’t say, but she could have at least looked him up on Google and taken the hint.

Littlewood writes for Veterans Today, a nasty conspiratorial and antisemitic on-line rag run by the crank and friend of the Far Right, Gordon Duff.

Who can forget Duff’s kind words about Ernst Zundel:

“The best known scholoar of holocaust theories is Dr. Thomas Dalton, author of
Debating the Holocaust; A New Look at Both Sides. Dalton discusses the history of
the “denialist” movement and efforts made to criminalize, not only politically
motivated efforts to change majority perceptions of the holocaust but also stifle
legitimate research into, not only the holocaust but a more accurate history of Europe
in the mid 20th Century. Most recently, Ernst Zundel, a German born researcher
who has questioned issues related to the holocaust was extradited from Canada and
imprisoned for years in Germany for “crimes” that, in America would be considered
not just “freedom of speech” but relatively modest historical enquiry. Zundel
questioned the number “six million” and, in doing so, was arrested and convicted of
an obscure law that creates a special class of truth when Jewish perception is
involved.

Zundel, and significant numbers of historians of varying credibility believe the
number of Jewish dead is being vastly over stated along with the methods of killing.
It is their contention that since there is no scientific evidence that gassing or
cremation facilities existed designed for masskilling, a major area of their research,
that numbers of dead should be reassessed. They insist that since camps such as
Auschwitz and Dachau are no longer considered “death camps” and that many other
camps listed disappeared “without any trace” according to their research, that the
number dead should be lowered by up to 80%. “

Is it merely coincidental that “anti-Zionists”, like Carole Swords, end up espousing racist ideas?

I suspect it is more a case of lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas!

Veterans Today Update.

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In a previous post I had highlighted racism and conspiracy theories found that Veterans Today.

Mistakenly, I had assumed that it was a legitimate organisation populated by sincere, if slightly misguided, individuals, but now I find out that it is a one-man band, run by Gordon Duff.

Duff is apparently a conspiracy crank and holds some very weird views on 9/11.

I apologise to readers for giving the impression that Veterans Today might have been a legitimate organisation concerned with the welfare of veterans. In reality, the web site is just the product of a fevered mind with a chip on its shoulder against Israelis, best ignored.

Arnaud de Borchgrave’s piece explains it all:

“WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) — The “Veterans Today” Network, a one-man show on the Internet created and run by Gordon Duff, a 100 percent disabled Marine Vietnam veteran, states flatly that 9/11 was a CIA/Mossad conspiracy and that Osama bin Laden wasn’t involved and died in 2001.

Duff does commentary on his conspiracy theories for radio and TV news programs; his provocative articles are carried the world over and his Web site gets 22 million page hits a month. Some of his recent “Top 10 Stories of the Week”: “The CIA: Beyond Redemption and Should Be Terminated”; “Does Event Honoring Israeli Spy Suggest Another Israeli Operation?”; “Wikipedia Revisionism to Israeli Pressure Groups.” “

PS: Any supporters of Veterans Today should read my comments policy.

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15/09/2010 at 02:16

Vets Today Taken Over By Neo-Nazis?

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Adam Holland highlighted this disgusting article, replete with the type of arguments that you see on neo-Nazi message boards:

“Everyone has heard the story at one time or another. President Wilson was duped into setting up the Federal Reserve system. The term “Federal Reserve” is a lie. The Rothschild family and their predecessors that have controlled European currencies forever, since the 1600s and before, took over operation of America in 1913, printing our money and running the country through a series of banks that they control, and not all that “secretly.”

”Federal Reserve” means “Rothschild.” “Rothschild” means poverty, hunger, ignorance and, most of all, war. This is all you really need to know. Everything else, the Pentagon, Wall Street, the corporate news, congress, the Supreme Court, the arms industry bandits are nothing but their henchmen, cowards and thieves that sold their souls for cash, the perception of power and vice.

Historians have taken a new look at World War I and found it to be an attempt to destabilize Europe and bring about a socialist/communist takeover. It is only coincidental that the communists were almost all Jewish. The war would have ended in 1916 when Germany agreed to withdraw from France were it not for negotiations between Britain and the Rothshilds that culminated in the Balfour Declaration. Britain got the billions they needed from the Rothschilds who brought America into the war. Communists took over Russia and, for a time, Germany, Hungary and other countries also. There was even an attempt to take over the United States in 1918 called “the Red Scare.” It is only coincidental that almost all involved were Jews.

Those historians trying to take an honest look at our falsified history of World War II are called “anti-Semites” and “holocaust deniers.” All lose their teaching positions, many are jailed and more are “accidented” or “suicided,” themselves or family members.

The pattern is there but will be suppressed as long as the international power structure remains as it is. Hitler warned that Germany would be destroyed and that Russia would take over Eastern Europe and try to conquer the world.”

WTF? Who edits Vets Today nowadays? A grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan?

How did Gordon Duff’s article pass editorial control, it is a pile of mashed racism masquerading as informed comment.

It is utterly disgusting and reprehensible that the Vets Today’s editor should have allowed conspiracy theorising and neo-Nazi thinking into the open, and given it a platform.

Update 1: Any “Vet Today” readers who agree with Gordon Duff’s views should read my comments policy.

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08/09/2010 at 00:53