July 16, 2019
You know, the weird thing is that you actually do still have some old school Nazis in Europe that aren’t ever really mentioned by the media.
In Germany, you have the Reichsbuergers and a few right-wing football hooligan clubs. Sweden has a whole town of old school Nazis – most of them associated with NRM.
Italy is no different.
Italian police have found an arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, 20 guns and neo-Nazi material, in a series of raids on far right groups which fought against rebels in Ukraine’s eastern breakaway republics.
Along with the missile, police found nine assault rifles, a sub-machine gun, seven pistols and three shotguns, in an operation led by the General Investigations and Special Operations Division, which specializes in investigating groups linked to organized crime and terrorism.
What’s even weirder is the history of post-war Europe, during which liberals, the center-right and even the far-right were propped up by the CIA to do the whole proxy conflict/Cold War thing with the USSR all over Europe, but most notably in Italy and the Balkans.
Like Operation Gladio
This is a claim that old school lefties in both the West and Russia will often make – that the West supported Nazis abroad. They then point to the Ukraine as further proof of America funding Nazis and as proof that America is a Fascist Imperialist state!
The truth is, of course, murkier and more complicated.
But hey, credit where credit is due, it is true that many far-right Western neo-Nazis went to Ukraine and collected paychecks from Jewish oligarchs during the Maidan and then, when the civil war in the Donbass started, they went over and started shooting there too.
The police say the groups had fought “against the separatists” in the Donbass region of Ukraine – the forces of the self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in the east of the country. Kiev has been at war with the republics since the 2014 coup, actively relying on so-called volunteer battalions to do the fighting. Units like ‘Donbass,’ ‘Azov,’ ‘Aidar’ and others were largely formed of Ukrainian radical nationalists, with some –including foreign fighters with similar, far-right views– facing accusations of war crimes from human right groups.
Three people were arrested in the raid, including Fabio Del Bergiolo, a former border security inspector and an ex-candidate to the Senate from the neo-fascist Forza Nuova party in the 2001 elections, Italian media report. Two other people were identified as Swiss citizen, Alessandro Michele Aloise Monti, 42, and Italian Fabio Amalio Bernardi, 51. They were stopped near Forlì International Airport in northern Italy.
Now, this is no doubt related to Italy’s recent arrest of Ukrainian nationalists who went ahead and killed some dissident journalists.
An Italian court on Friday sentenced a Ukrainian former national guard commander to 24 years in prison for the murder of a photographer and his translator in the early days of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Vitaly Markiv was on trial for the killing of Italian photographer Andrea Rocchelli and his Russian assistant Andrei Mironov — a former Soviet era dissident — in May 2014, the first media deaths in the war between government forces and pro-Russian separatists.
The pair were hit by shrapnel from mortar shells during a fierce firefight near the flashpoint of Slavyansk in the rebel-held east. French photographer William Roquelon, who was travelling with the two, was also seriously wounded.
I assume that Russia made a deal with Italy to start buying more of their wine and cheese or something in exchange for cracking down on the whole harboring enemies thing. And perhaps Matteo Salvini and Giuseppe Conte want to make friends with Vladimir Putin? We’ll have to see.
All in all, stories like this might shed some light on why the KGB doesn’t support the far-right in Europe or America. It is also reason #6,000,000 why this whole Democrat meme about Putin masterminding the rise of the Zoomer and Millennial dominated Neon-Right in America is absolutely ridiculous.
Furthermore, it sheds light on how out of touch some of these old school Boomer Nazis are. With a non-stop blackie and brownie flood coming into Europe and with a fucking missile in their arsenal, these people sank a grand total of ZERO boats.
So that’s going to have to be a no from me, dawg.