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Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, Donald Trump’s pick to serve as his national security adviser, met several weeks ago with Heinz-Christian Strache, the head of Austria’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party, which was founded after World War II by former Nazis.
Strache described the meeting, which was first reported by The New York Times, on his Facebook page, where he also announced signing a “cooperation pact” with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“This is not just any opposition party: It is one with Nazi sympathies,” said Daniel Serwer, a former state department official who’s now a professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: Byrd
Trump supporters will continue to make excuses for him as was the case with Hillary supporters, Obama supporters, Bush Jr supporters, etc.
Few people actually respect liberty or the Bill of Rights that was designed to empower our liberties while retarding the growth of Centralized Government. So this is what we get...a procession of Federalists doing what Federalists do. Now we have Centralized Government retarding the growth of unity within the citizenry.
Parties change over time. Their interests change over time.
The Freedom Party is currently one of the most pro-Israel parties in Europe; they think they have common cause with Jews in fighting the Islamacization of Europe. Strache met in Israel with some governmental officials last year; the Freedom Party has campaigned for increased Austrian aid to Israel. Just as Marine Le Pen has shifted the National Front in France toward Israel and away from her father’s anti-Semitism, so too has the Freedom Party shifted.
Is that a shift that the world should trust? Not necessarily. But to headline Flynn’s meeting with Strache a sort of European Klanbake (the 1924 Democratic National Convention was actually called the “Klanbake”) is ridiculous.
But the Trump Derangement Syndrome is setting in and spreading wildly across the Democratic landscape.
Founded in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks.
"At risk of appearing to be a conspiracy theorist myself, I think we are seeing an effort to build an international coalition of like-minded anti-Muslim, anti-immigration ethnic nationalists who can be depended upon to undermine the liberal democratic order of the West, in particular its international norms regarding peace and security, its trade and investment rules, and its human rights standards,” Serwer said. “Candidates for inclusion in this coalition include President Putin, Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Sisi, Marine Le Pen and Germany’s Alternative fur Deutschland. I’m sure more will appear on the horizon.”
originally posted by: JinMI
Just a PSA. Ex-Nazi is not the same as Neo-Nazi
Also, former Nazi does not mean Nazi sympathizer. The article seems desperate to link this to something more than what I think it is.