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Citizen Greenwald: Hypocrites (Nazis?) R Us

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Matthew Hale, Glenn Green­wald’s pro-bono client, con­vict­ed of solic­i­ta­tion of mur­der.

COMMENT: While lam­bast­ing Bill Maher and oth­ers for crit­i­cal com­ments about Mus­lim fun­da­men­tal­ists, Cit­i­zen Green­wald was not par­tic­u­lar­ly dis­turbed by the recent pres­ence of Andrew Auern­heimer at a recent social gath­er­ing at which he and Lau­ra Poitras were present.

Were this an iso­lat­ed inci­dent, one might be more inclined to dis­miss it as hap­pen­stance.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this fits all too neat­ly into a pat­tern with Cit­i­zen Green­wald. In an ear­li­er pro­fes­sion­al incar­na­tion as an attor­ney, he spent years run­ning legal inter­fer­ence for Nazi mur­der­ers. (This is dis­cussed at length in FTR #754 [8].)

Do note that the arti­cle below bad­ly under­states Cit­i­zen Green­wald’s pro-Nazi activ­i­ties.

In addi­tion, Wik­ileaks also tracks back to Nazi and fas­cist ele­ments. Eddie The Friend­ly Spook Snow­den is part and par­cel to the “Paulis­tin­ian” milieu. (To flesh out one’s under­stand­ing, do check out FTR #755 [9], about Wik­ileaks and FTR #756 [10] about the Paulis­tin­ian milieu. Wik­iLeaks and the Paulis­tini­ans are inex­tri­ca­bly linked with Green­wald and his asso­ciates.)

Both Green­wald and Snow­den’s polit­i­cal idol Ron Paul have spo­ken in a sim­i­lar vein about the shoot­ing of a Cana­di­an sol­dier in Ottawa.

Although they wax equiv­o­cal, both are saying–in effect–that Cana­da got what it deserved for par­tic­i­pat­ing in the air war against ISIS.

“iPad Hack­er Released From Jail, Par­ties with Glenn Green­wald, Pub­lishes Neo-Nazi Screeds” by Bob Cesca; The Dai­ly Ban­ter; 10/09/2014. [11]

 Way back in 2010, a so-called “white hat” hack­er named Andrew Auern­heimer, known online as “Weev,” exploit­ed a secu­rity loop­hole on Apple’s iPad and acquired the names of 114,000 AT&T cus­tomers who sub­scribed to the iPad 3G data ser­vice. Fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion, Weev, who had “stolen” (his words) the user data was pros­e­cuted and con­victed. To his cred­it, Weev informed AT&T of the secu­rity flaw and the com­pany quick­ly but­toned it up. But back in April of this year, Weev’s con­vic­tion was over­turned because he was evi­dently tried in the wrong state (New Jer­sey). He was sub­se­quently released from Pennsylvania’s Allen­wood Fed­eral Cor­rec­tional Com­plex on April 11, 2014. The indict­ment remains, but the con­vic­tion no longer stands.

Dur­ing his time in jail, Weev appar­ently became a neo-Nazi, com­plete with a tat­too not unlike Edward Norton’s tat­too in Amer­i­can His­tory X — a giant swasti­ka on his right pec­toral. After his release, he post­ed a series of racist and anti-Semit­ic remarks on a web­site called The Dai­ly Stormer [12], a white-suprema­cist site not to be con­fused with The Dai­ly Caller, The Dai­ly Beast or The Dai­ly Ban­ter. Via Gawk­er [13], here are some choice pas­sages:

I’ve been a long-time crit­ic of Judaism, black cul­ture, immi­gra­tion to West­ern nations, and the media’s con­stant stream of anti-white pro­pa­ganda. Judge Wigen­ton was as black as they come. The pros­e­cu­tor, Zach Intrater, was a Brook­lyn Jew from an old mon­ey New York fam­i­ly.[...]

The whole time a yarmulke-cov­ered audi­ence of Jew­ry stared at me from the pews of the court­room. My pros­e­cu­tor invit­ed his whole syn­a­gogue to spec­tate.[...]

They took con­trol of our sys­tems of finance and law. They hyper­in­flated our cur­rency. They cor­rupted our daugh­ters and demand­ed they sub­ject them­selves to sex work to feed their fam­i­lies. These are a peo­ple that have made them­selves a prob­lem in every nation they occu­py, includ­ing ours. What’s sad­dest is that we are the enablers of this prob­lem. The Jews abused our com­pas­sion to build an empire of wicked­ness the likes the world has nev­er seen.

No gray area there. Weev clear­ly hates Jews, African-Amer­i­cans and any­one he per­ceives as “anti-white.”

Oh, and in addi­tion to his con­ver­sion to the neo-Nazi cause as well as his seem­ingly pro­lific online hate speech, Weev attend­ed a par­ty [14] in New York soon after get­ting out of jail. The par­ty was held by none oth­er than Glenn Green­wald and Lau­ra Poitras to coin­cide with the cer­e­mony in which the duo received the Polk Award for their report­ing on Edward Snow­den and the Nation­al Secu­rity Agency.

Unless he crashed the par­ty, he was obvi­ously an invit­ed guest. But for a moment let’s assume Green­wald didn’t know Weev was invit­ed. Long before the par­ty, Green­wald had pre­vi­ously defend­ed Weev in The Guardian back in March, 2013, months before the author/reporter rose to inter­na­tional acclaim. Indeed, Green­wald named Weev as a “hack­tivist” who was being wrong­fully per­se­cuted by U.S. author­i­ties.

Just this week alone, a US fed­eral judge sen­tenced hac­tivist Andrew “Weev” Auern­heimer to 3 1/2 years in prison for exploit­ing a flaw in AT&T’s secu­rity sys­tem that allowed him entrance with­out any hack­ing, an act about which Slate’s Justin Peters wrote: “it’s not clear that Auern­heimer com­mit­ted any actu­al crime”, while Jeff Blag­don at the Verge added: “he cracked no codes, stole no pass­words, or in any way ‘broke into’ AT&T’s cus­tomer data­base – some­thing com­pany rep­re­sen­ta­tives con­firmed dur­ing tes­ti­mony.” But he had a long record of dis­rup­tive and some­times even quite ugly (though legal) online antag­o­nism, so he had to be severe­ly pun­ished with years in prison.

For a moment, let’s set aside the whole neo-Nazi thing. Let’s also not re-lit­i­gate the past in which Green­wald, dur­ing his law-prac­tice days, defend­ed [15] a com­pletely dif­fer­ent neo-Nazi. The fact that Green­wald con­tin­ues to blur the line between hack­ing and activism [16] is utter­ly baf­fling. The man­ner in which he ratio­nal­ized Weev’s actions is a gross illus­tra­tion of gra­tu­itous spin and dan­ger­ous over­sim­pli­fi­ca­tion.

“Glenn Green­wald on ‘The Last Word:’ Cana­di­an Attacks Weren’t Ter­ror­ism” by Charles John­son; Lit­tle Green Foot­balls; 10/29/2014. [17]

Here’s the Mighty Glenn Green­wald on the Lawrence O’Donnell show, explain­ing that in his view the attacks in Cana­da last week were not ter­ror­ism — but on the oth­er hand, the US and Cana­da and Israel (he’s obsessed with Israel) are always com­mit­ting ter­ror­ist acts.

I think that’s a fair descrip­tion of his view­points. See what you think.

“Once-Peace­ful Cana­da Turns Mil­i­taris­tic; Blow­back Fol­lows” by Ron Paul; Ron Paul Insti­ture for Peace and Pros­per­i­ty; 10/26/2014. [18]

. . . . Con­sid­er­ing Canada’s peace­ful past, the inter­ven­tion­ist Cana­da that has emerged at the end of the Cold War is a gen­uine dis­ap­point­ment. Who would doubt that today’s Cana­da would, should a draft be re-instat­ed in the US, send each and every Amer­i­can resister back home to face prison and worse?

As Glenn Green­wald point­ed [19] out this past week:

Cana­da has spent the last 13 years pro­claim­ing itself a nation at war. It active­ly par­tic­i­pat­ed [20] in the inva­sion and occu­pa­tion of Afghanistan and was an enthu­si­as­tic part­ner [21] in some of the most extrem­ist War on Ter­ror abus­es [22] per­pe­trat­ed by the U.S. [23]

Cana­da has also enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly joined Pres­i­dent Obama’s lat­est war on Iraq and Syr­ia, pledg­ing to send fight­er jets to par­tic­i­pate in the bomb­ing of ISIS (and like­ly many civil­ians in the process).

But Canada’s wars abroad came back home to Cana­da last week.

Though hor­rif­ic, it should not be a com­plete sur­prise that Cana­da found itself hit by blow­back last week, as two attacks on Cana­di­an soil left two Cana­di­an mil­i­tary mem­bers dead.

Green­wald again points out what few dare to say about the attacks:

Regard­less of one’s views on the jus­ti­fi­a­bil­i­ty of Canada’s lengthy mil­i­tary actions, it’s not the slight­est bit sur­pris­ing or dif­fi­cult to under­stand why peo­ple who iden­ti­fy with those on the oth­er end of Cana­di­an bombs and bul­lets would decide to attack the mil­i­tary respon­si­ble for that vio­lence.

That is the dan­ger of inter­ven­tion in oth­er people’s wars thou­sands of miles away. Those at the oth­er end of for­eign bombs – and their sur­viv­ing fam­i­ly mem­bers or any­one who sym­pa­thizes with them – have great incen­tive to seek revenge. This feel­ing should not be that dif­fi­cult to under­stand. . . .