Neo-Nazi Immigration Demo: More Fed Provocateuring?

Neo-Nazi Immigration Demo: More Fed Provocateuring?
Past examples of state organised extremism provide stark warnings

Steve Watson
August 28
, 2007

A Neo-Nazi demonstration against illegal immigration, scheduled this weekend in a Nebraska town, is gaining media attention. However, it should be noted that in the past such events have been seized upon and orchestrated by federal authorities in an effort to demonize legitimate protestors concerned about the influx of foreign nationals into the U.S.

The National Socialist Movement will shut down Dodge street Saturday to protest illegal immigration. The Nazi protest at the Mexican Consulate is becoming a cause for community concern. So much concern in fact, the white supremacist group will receive a police escort in and out of Omaha as well as police security during the event according to both the consulate and protestors, reports action 3 news.

The white supremacist group is planning to protest outside the one place in Omaha Mexicans can obtain legal identification.

Warning bells should be sounding over these events particularly given that earlier this year it was reported that a paid FBI informant was the man behind a march by the same Neo-Nazi group through the streets of Parramore that stirred up anxiety in Orlando’s black community and fears of racial unrest triggering a major police mobilization in February 2006.

It was a rally of only 22 neo-Nazis, but it was protected by over 300 police who surrounded the fascists to protect them from anti-fascist protestors.

The revelation of FBI organisation emerged from an unrelated federal court hearing and prompted outrage from black leaders, some of whom demanded an investigation into whether the march was, itself, an event staged by law-enforcement agencies.

Equivalent Neo-Nazi and right wing extremist groups in Europe have for many years been used by the state to assure power and control public opinion. During the early nineties came the revelation that the upper echelons of almost every European government had a some point played a part in NATO’s Intelligence Operation Gladio, which involved the recruitment, arming and training of armies of right wing extremists, who in a great deal of cases committed acts of terrorism and political espionage which were then blamed on left wing and Communist groups.

Another well documented case of state controlled extremism was exposed in 2003 during state court proceedings in Germany which were intended to shut down the Neo-Nazi National Democratic party (NPD).

The government’s case failed when judges ruled that it rested largely on the statements and actions of NPD members who had been shown to be agents of the German intelligence services:

Indeed, the party was, in part, responding to the government’s dictates, the court said. “The presence of the state at the leadership level makes influence on its aims and activities unavoidable,” it concluded.

It said evidence from the government showed that in recent years about 30 of the NPD’s 200 top officials were secretly paid by the government. Eight of the spies have been unmasked in the two years since the case was brought.

This meant that one in seven leading figures in the Neo-Nazi NPD party was on the secret service pay roll.

It was also revealed that the German government was deeply involved with other Neo-Nazi groups:

The case against the NPD is not the only legal action against a right-wing extremist organisation that is threatening to unravel because of substantial secret service infiltration. A similar situation exists in the regional court in Dresden. There, at the end of August, the trial began against members of the banned neo-Nazi organisation ‘Skinheads Sächsische Schweiz (SSS), which is charged with criminal conspiracy, incitement to racial hatred, serious breach of the peace and grievous bodily harm. The SSS is a brutal extreme right-wing group, with the declared aim of ‘cleansing’ the Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland, an area south east of Dresden) of foreigners, drug addicts and those of other political persuasions.

This trial ground to a halt, when the defence called for clarification concerning the role of the Saxony state security services in the founding of the SSS. Chief judge Tom Maciejewski thereupon demanded the state security services provide a list of the agents within the SSS. Although continuing the trial against the seven neo-Nazis was dependent upon the government complying with this demand, Saxony Interior Minister Horst Rasch (Christian Democratic Union), like his counterpart in Berlin, refused to name the informants. Even if the trial is continued, its result is now far from certain due to this refusal.

Past examples prove that extremist movements such as Neo-Nazi organisations are extremely useful to state authorities and are often directly controlled by them in order to sway popular opinion on important social issues. Illegal immigration is one of those issues.

With lobbying in Washington from influential liberal think tanks and foreign interest groups such as the National Council of La Raza and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which as the Washington Post reported now have virtual veto power in the immigration debate, the issue isn’t about to go away.

Given that the current government has tried unsuccessfully on a number of occasions to pass legislation, written in secrecy, securing blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants in the face of popular opinion, and with proponents vowing to continue the effort to do so, it would be no surprise to once again see provocateuring antics involving the infiltration and control of extremist protest groups.

Neo-Nazi rally was organized by FBI informant


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