RMT and Morning Star – backed “Solidarity with the Anti-Fascist Resistance in Ukraine” link to anti-Semites

June 21, 2015 at 7:01 pm (anti-semitism, Christianity, conspiracy theories, Racism, reactionay "anti-imperialism", Russia, stalinism, strange situations, thuggery)

Мозговой – он уничтожен ко дню Торы (Шавуот). Выпуск…

By Dale Street

Aleksei Mozgovoy – the recently assassinated commander of the Prizrak Batallion, which controls the town on Alchevsk in the so-called ‘Lugansk People’s Republic’ – was killed as a Jewish blood sacrifice.

That’s the claim made by a post on a Facebook page created by the British ‘Solidarity with the Anti-Fascist Resistance in Ukraine’ (SARU) campaign, much of which is given over to RMT member Eddie Dempsey reminiscing about his recent trip to Alchevsk (as he’s also done in the Morning Star):

https://www.facebook.com/events/262079037295964/?ref=3

The post on the SARU Facebook page links to piece on YouTube entitled “Mozgovoy – He Was Eliminated for the Day of the Torah (Shavuot)”, produced by the “Voluntarily United Union of Christian Liberation”.

According to the 45-minute recording on YouTube:

– The killing of Mozgovoy was a “ritual offering” (sic) for the Day of the Torah (which began in the evening of the day on which he was killed).

– Ukraine is run by two Jews (Poroshenko and Deputy Prime Minister Groysman).

– The Russian media are run by the Chabad (a Jewish religious organisation), which explains why they talk about Nazi fascism and Banderite fascism, but never about Jewish fascism.

– A helpline, set up by an organisation called Shalom, for Jews who are victims of anti-semitic acts in Ukraine, is really some kind of undercover organisation set up to ‘punish’ their opponents.

The YouTube recording also emphasises Mozgovoy’s adherence to the Russian Orthodox Church, and concludes with a lengthy reminder of the tenth-century wars between the Khazar Empire and the Christian rulers of Kievan Rus’.

(This is code for: The struggle between the Russian Orthodox Church and Jews is a timeless one.)

The YouTube piece is one of a series produced by Eduard Hodos, Ukraine’s answer to Gilad Atzmon. Hodos was once the head of the reformed Jewish community in Kharkhov, but subsequently converted to Russian Orthodoxy.

According to a favourable review of one of his books from about ten years ago:

“In this sensational series of books entitled The Jewish Syndrome, author Eduard Hodos, himself a Jew (he’s head of the reformed Jewish community in Kharkov, Ukraine), documents his decade-long battle with the “Judeo-Nazis” (in the author’s own words) of the fanatical hasidic sect, Chabad-Lubavitch.

According to Hodos, it’s become the factual “mastermind” of the Putin and Kuchma regimes. Chabad also aims to gain control of the US by installing their man Joseph Lieberman in the White House.

Hodos sees a Jewish hand in all the major catastrophic events of recent history, from the Chernobyl meltdown to the events of September 11, 2001, using excerpts from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion to help explain and illustrate why.

Hodos has also developed a theory of the “Third Khazaria”, according to which extremist Jewish elements like Chabad are attempting to turn Russia into something like the Great Khazar Empire which existed on the Lower Volga from the 7th to the 10th Centuries.

Much of this may sound far-fetched, but as you read and the facts begin to accumulate, you begin to see that Hodos makes sense of what’s happening in Russia and the world perhaps better than anyone writing today.”

Yes, indeed – much of this does sound a trifle far-fetched.

So why has SARU not deleted the post from its Facebook page, even though it has been visible for all to see for the past three weeks, and new material has been added to the page by SARU since then?

Even if SARU were to claim that none of its members speak Russian – something of a shortcoming for such a campaign – this is no answer to the fact that the image in the Facebook post (and the Youtube clip at the top of this post) is a Torah scroll set against the Star of David.

Shouldn’t that have alerted someone? Or did SARU simply not care?

25 Comments

  1. Jim Denham said,

  2. Dale Street said,

    The ‘People’s Republics’ and their supporters might not have a perfect record on combating anti-semitism.

    But at least they can be relied on to promote women’s rights:

    https://news.vice.com/video/russian-roulette-dispatch-98

    Or maybe not.

  3. Paul Canning said,

    Quite possibly killed by Moscow. The notion of the DNR/LNR being ‘sold out’ is a major one (possibly over MH17), as is its leaders being bumped off by the GRU.

    Not going to be aired by SARU of course …

  4. Steven Johnston said,

    Blimey…and these are the anti-fascists. I’d hate to meet an actual Ukranian fascist

  5. Jorge Martin said,

    could you please give a link to where this anti-Semitic video is posted? can’t see it anywhere – thanks

    • Jim Denham said,

      Jorge

      The Youtube clip is at then top of the main post, above, and a link to the SARU Facebook page is provided in the text: click on it and then scroll down a little bit until you come to aTorah scroll set against the Star of David.

  6. Dale Street said,

    That’s odd.

    Because I just clicked on the very same link and had no problem finding the post which links to the anti-semitic video.

    It’s between the post from Bridget Dunne and the post from Paul Rutland about Eddie Dempsey’s article in the ‘Morning Star’ in which he says what a great guy Mozgovoy was.

  7. Jorge Martin said,

    oh, I see it now, it must be a post by someone I have blocked, signing off from my account I am able to see it, thanks – will be deleted now, no anti-Semitic nor other reactionary material allowed on SARU FB (this is however a comment, to a post on an event page, not a post by SARU and not on the SARU FB page) – thanks

  8. Jorge Martin said,

    the title of this article here is clearly misleading “RMT and Morning Star – backed “Solidarity with the Anti-Fascist Resistance in Ukraine” link to anti-Semites” as SARU does not link to anti-semites

    • Jim Denham said,

      “SARU does not link to anti-semites”: yes they do! Follow the link.

      • Jorge Martin said,

        No, SARU does not link to anti-Semites Jim, a person who is not a member of SARU put a link to an anti-Semitic video in a comment on a post on a FB event hosted by SARU – as soon as this was pointed out the link was removed. The link was NEVER put by SARU.

      • Jim Denham said,

        Jorge: it’s a matter of verifiable, straight fact that their Facebook page carries that link: the most charitable thing that can be said of them (if we’re really going to bend over backwards) is what Dale says in the main post:

        “So why has SARU not deleted the post from its Facebook page, even though it has been visible for all to see for the past three weeks, and new material has been added to the page by SARU since then?

        “Even if SARU were to claim that none of its members speak Russian – something of a shortcoming for such a campaign – this is no answer to the fact that the image in the Facebook post (and the Youtube clip at the top of this post) is a Torah scroll set against the Star of David.

        “Shouldn’t that have alerted someone? Or did SARU simply not care?”

  9. Jorge Martin said,

    Jim, if you had read this threat you would have realised that the link has been deleted. The link was NOT on the SARU FB page, which is this one: https://www.facebook.com/SolidaritywithAntifascistResistanceinUkraine?fref=ts

    But in a reply to a comment on an EVENT page and it had not been posted by a SARU member. To say then that “SARU link to Anti-Semite” is a stretch.

    You are of course not interested in the facts, but just in the provocation value, so I will not continue this conversation (or trolling). Anyone with half a brain and an honest approach to politics can make up their own mind.

    Different people can have different opinions about how the left should relate to what is happening in Ukraine. That is fine and it is a matter for debate. Slander, innuendo and lies is a different matter.

    comradely

    • Steven Johnston said,

      As socialists we should only back those interested in socialism. Does anyone have a link to the Ukrainian socialists?

    • Jim Denham said,

      the link is clearly there, for all to see. It has *not* been deleted. The author of the main post has provided a link to it. Readers can check for themselves. I have to ask: why are you so willfully blind to straightforward, verifiable facts, Jorge?

      (see Dale’s BTL comment #6, above).

    • Makhno said,

      Jorge,

      If you are keen to distance yourselves from anti-semitic rhetoric, would you please clarify SARU’s view of “anti-fascist” hero Alexander Zakharchenko’s statement that the Ukrainian government are “miserable representatives of the great Jewish people”?

      I’m just wondering why such a confirmed anti-fascist would say such a thing. Maybe you could explain?

      Cheers!

    • Makhno said,

      Also, I note that that other great leader of the “anti-fascist heroes” in the East, Igor Plotnitsky, has recently claimed that Maidan was masterminded by “a cabal of Jews”.

      Are Jews the new Nazifascistjunta we should be on the look out for? Only I always thought Nazis weren’t overly fond of Jews.

      I’m confused! Any light you can shed on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

      Ta!

  10. Paul Canning (@pauloCanning) said,

    missing comment

    • Jim Denham said,

      Paul: would you like to post ABTL at ‘Shiraz’?

      If you wish to discuss, give me a ring on 0121 451 3427 (after about 6pm most weekdays) or 07517 941 264

      Jim

  11. ukraineantifascistsolidarity said,

    it is indeed a verifiable fact: IT HAS BEEN DELETED, and I can tell you because I have deleted MYSELF as I explained in comment 7 – but hey Jim, do not let the facts get in the way of a good story

    I think an apology is in order

    • Jim Denham said,

      No apology is in order: it took you three weeks, and us drawing it to your attention, before you deleted. You’re now slightly embarrassed about your ultra-right anti-Semitic friends: As Dale wrote:

      “So why has SARU not deleted the post from its Facebook page, even though it has been visible for all to see for the past three weeks, and new material has been added to the page by SARU since then?

      “Even if SARU were to claim that none of its members speak Russian – something of a shortcoming for such a campaign – this is no answer to the fact that the image in the Facebook post (and the Youtube clip at the top of this post) is a Torah scroll set against the Star of David.

      “Shouldn’t that have alerted someone? Or did SARU simply not care?”

      M y judgement is that, within the Labour movement, and with the backing of the likes of Andrew Murray, you simply *don’t* care.

  12. Mykola Skrypnyk said,

    Not supporting anti-semites – well who are the anti-fascist resistance:

    http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Top-rebel-leader-accuses-Jews-of-masterminding-Ukrainian-revolution-406729

  13. Jim Denham said,

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