World View: Greece's Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party Will Adopt New Name if Banned
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- Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party will adopt new name if banned
- Syria's al-Assad has week of victories, including rebel infighting
Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party will adopt new name if banned
Faced with threats from Greece's authorities to ban the neo-Nazi
Golden Dawn political party from participating in the May 25
elections, spokesman Ilias Kassidiaris announced the founding of a new
party, National Dawn, as a backup in case Golden Dawn is banned.
Kassidiaris was speaking at a rally of about 3,000 Golden Dawn
supporters Saturday and said:
Patriots will have a party to vote for in the next
election if [authorities] go ahead with the coup to ban Golden
Golden Dawn was declared a "criminal organization" last year, after
September 18 when self-identified Golden Dawn members murdered a white
Greek civilian rapper, Pavlos Fyssas, or Killah P, who rapped against
the kind of racism that Golden Dawn practices.
Greek police arrested the party's leader, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, and
dozens of party members, including four MPs. The charges included homicide, attempted homicide, money laundering, blackmail, grievous
bodily harm, and other serious crimes.
Golden Dawn was a little-known fringe party until the financial
crisis, when it exploded in popularity. It is highly nationalistic,
has a Swastika-like emblem on its flag, and supports deportation of
all non-Greeks, even those who are citizens, to rid Greece of the
"stench" of immigrants. It has conducted hate campaigns against
immigrants and is believed to have targeted immigrants with violence.
Two opinion polls published last week showed the party would get 8.9%
to 10.3% of the vote if elections were held now. Kathimerini (Athens) and Reuters
Syria's al-Assad has week of victories, including rebel infighting
Syria's genocidal monster president Bashar al-Assad had good reason to
celebrate this weekend, as one victory led to another last week.
Two anti-Assad rebel groups are now fighting fiercely with one
another. The al-Qaeda linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
(ISIL) killed a commander in a Syrian salafist rebel group, Jabhat
al-Nusra (the Islamic Front), leading to continued gunfights and
bombings between the two groups. ISIL has attracted foreign jihadists
from all over the world, and it currently has control of parts of Iraq
and Syria and is trying to take full control of a larger region.
ISIL has essentially become an ally of al-Assad for two reasons: ISIL
is killing al-Assad's Syrian rebels, and ISIL allows al-Assad to
maintain the fiction that he's fighting al-Qaeda terrorists, when in
fact he's committing crimes against humanity and war crimes against
Syrian civilians. In fact, al-Assad's bombers are reported to be very
carefully avoiding ISIL camps, so al-Assad isn't fighting al-Qaeda
terrorists at all.
Other good news for al-Assad this week:
- The "Geneva II" peace conference was held, giving legitimacy
and stature to al-Assad, without even requiring him to permit humanitarian
- Al-Assad's planes are pouring barrel bombs out on civilian
neighborhoods. A "barrel bomb" is a barrel containing hundreds of
pounds of explosives, designed to cause massive damage on impact, and
to kill as many people as possible. Al-Assad is killing thousands of
civilians every week, with complete impunity.
- Al-Assad has reneged on his agreement to have his chemical weapons
destroyed. He's used sarin gas on his own people before, and he'll
probably do it again.
Al-Assad is winning on the battlefield, and has no reason to
compromise with anyone on anything. Indian Express and AP
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