GERMAN NAZIS AIDED CROAT FASCISTS IN THE 1990S

"Nero Reisz, the barking anti-Semite from Hesse, was particularly pleased. The
problem for him was that there weren't enough Jews being killed. But Serbs would do."

"We modelled our course on Bundeswehr training exercises and what we could piece together about the old Waffen SS training with the help of training manuals and the memories of our retired SS supporters. But the basic source for our training was the West German Federal Army."

Dateline: 15th March 2006

INTRODUCTION
We quote here from a book "Fuehrer-Ex" written by Ingo Hasselbach, a former German Neo Nazi who was intimately involved in the co-operation between French and German Nazis in their aid of Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War and between German Nazis and Croatian Fascists as Croatia fought to break up Yugoslavia throughout the 1990s. In the latter endeavour they had the indirect support of the German Army and the German Government (who of course were President Tudjman's principal backers).

This kind of co-operation proves even more conclusively what this website has already exposed - that "German Europe" has broken up both Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia into precisely the same petty nationalist and religiously extreme statelets which 1940s Nazism and Fascism created in those countries. That process has had the same results - murder, ethnic cleansing and the persecution of Serbs, gypsies and Jews.And the putting on trial, not of the supporters of Fascism and Nazism but their opponents, as we witnessed in the trial of Milosevic in The Hague "Court".

As regards modern Nazi involvement in the Gulf War there are long standing German links with Ottoman Islam (Turkey was a German ally in the First World War and Germany set up an officers' training school in Baghdad. Hitler received the Grand Mufti in Berlin as an anti-Semitic ally). Baathism which underlay Saddam's dictatorship in Iraq and Assad's in Syria was created by a French educated Iraqi who admired both Hitler and Stalin!

Needless to say these are the kind of people who naturally gravitated to supporting Croatia, Bosnia and Albanian Kosovo, just as their predecessors did in Germany, Austria and the Vatican in the 1940s - and against whom the Serbs and their much maligned leader Milosevic struggled from 1990 to the present day. That the values of Nazi and Fascist Europe of the 1940s are well represented in the EU of today is made even clearer in the Balkans. Indeed throughout Europe we see resistance to the Euro-State hegemony from precisely the same countries who resisted Nazism in the past - Yugoslavs, Czechs, Norwegians, Danes, British, Poles and Swiss. On the other hand we see the most avid supporters of the modern "European Project" as the most convinced Nazis of the past - Germany, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovakia - or Fascism - Spain and Italy. Let us see how a modern day Nazi (now reformed!) saw these recent developments:

In Germany, mostly when you hear about weapons, they involve foreigners. For instance, there are many armed Turkish street gangs and a lot of Russian mafia, too. The foreign communities are preyed on by racist neo-Nazis on the one side and their own criminal cousins on the other. We even built up contacts with right wing Turkish groups and bought arms from them.

GERMAN AND FRENCH NAZIS JOIN SADDAM IN GULF WAR

ACQUIRING MILITARY WEAPONS was fun, but we didn't really need them to
attack refugee shelters or fight anarchists. If we used them in Berlin, we'd find ourselves behind bars before we could reload. For these weapons to be really put to use, we needed some sort of war. Our chance came when Iraq invaded Kuwait in August and the United States responded by sending troops to Saudi Arabia.

As international preparations for the war progressed that fall, many Neo-Nazis saw it as their great chance to get involved in a fight against Israel. Michael Kuhnen and Michel Faci, the French Fascist, founded an "Anti-Zionist Legion" of German neo-Nazis to fight in the Gulf on the Iraqi side. Faci was well known for getting himself involved in all kinds of conflicts. In the early 1980s he had "seen action" in South America when he was hired as a mercenary. For Faci, war was like a kind of pornography-an endless snuff film in which he got to play soldier with real weapons and real bodies.

Faci went to Baghdad at Saddam Hussein's invitation to set things up. They signed a contract to provide German volunteers for Saddam Hussein to support Iraq against "the present aggression of Zionist and U.S.imperialist forces," specifying that every neo-Nazi officer was to be guaranteed 5,000 deutsche marks, every legionnaire 3,000. But while the Gulf War was a bit of a disappointment-its speed and scale made it inappropriate for much mercenary involvement- on its heels came a war that provided far better opportunities for neo-Nazi intervention.

GERMAN NAZIS JOIN CROAT FASCIST ATTACK ON SERBS

IN THE SPRING of 1991, the civil war in Croatia began. The Movement saw it as the perfect chance to give those who wanted it real experience killing people. Moreover, there was a historical tie: during World War II Nazi Germany had played an active role in Yugoslav ethnic politics; the Nazis had supported a puppet dictatorship in Croatia, the Ustashe, that had built concentration camps in which mostly Serbs but also Jews (AND GYPSIES! It is of course gratifying to have the analysis of a return to fascist Europe as detailed on this website confirmed by a one time participant in the "Project" - ED ) were killed.

The then government in Croatia (under President Franjo Tudjman - ed) was reviving the tradition of the Ustashe and in many other ways honouring the former Fascists. Units of the Croatian Army were flying swastika flags, and many more were flying the old Croatian Fascist symbol. Croatia had become the first European government since World War II to openly embrace these symbols. Meanwhile, the Serbs were instituting policies of "ethnic cleansing" and racial warfare (this is a lie, the exact reverse being the case, but this was the German Government's propaganda, backed up by the British and Americans as well funded pro-Croat and anti-Serb propaganda dominated the media in London and Washington - ed). It was a neo-Nazi dream come true.

All of the West German neo-Nazis saw it as a wonderful opportunity, but Nero Reisz, the barking anti-Semite from Hesse, was particularly pleased. The problem for him was that there weren't enough Jews being killed. But Serbs would do.

A system was set up whereby potential recruits for Croatia were first trained in paramilitary camps in Germany, then passed on to middlemen who were responsible for arranging their transport, clothing, and food on the way to the front.

The way it worked was first through a word-of-mouth network. We had to be careful about doing any advertising because hiring mercenaries was strictly illegal in the Federal Republic. It was simply known in the scene that you could go to Croatia, if fighting was your trip, and that in Berlin I was one of the contacts. The other main contact people in Berlin were Arnulf Priem and Oliver Schweigert. Once we'd checked out recruits to make sure they weren't spies, we took them to a paramilitary camp to get tested and trained. We were mainly interested in whether they were physically fit to go down there. Mental fitness didn't interest us much.

I knew one guy from the GDR who'd been loosely involved in the Movement for about a year and then went down to Croatia ………… In a documentary some television team made at the front, he was interviewed and he talked about how many Serbs he'd killed and how much he'd learned about weapons. Less than a year later, he was killed himself. (Well we can certainly believe one half of his story!)

But the more sane and careful ones came back after a few months or a year with valuable training in weapons and explosives. They'd of course also learned what it was like to kill people. Many stayed down there, living in the hills, constantly involved in skirmishes no one ever heard about, and are only now coming back into Germany and Austria and forming the basis of the most militant and dangerous neo-Nazi cells.

The effort to organize young German neo-Nazis and send them to Croatia to fight and kill for the Ustashe-as the SS had once done- was organized largely by the Movement representatives in Hesse, Bavaria, and, for logistical reasons, as it was directly on the border with Yugoslavia-Austria. The main man in charge in Germany was Nero Reisz. He organized transport and took care that everyone got uniforms and weapons. Then Michel Faci and his right-hand man, Nikolas, organized most of the Croatian neo-Nazi units, training both young Croatians and Germans who'd come down for the ride.

Faci trained Croatians as young as ten years old (NOTE that both Muslim and Croat armies did this - which explains why "men and boys" died around Srebrenica in the normal course of battle, not necessarily as the result of a "massacre" out of which the fascist powers made and continue to make so much anti-Serb propaganda - ed) to kill "Communists" while teaching them the basics of Nazism. With his childish antics, he is good at making murder seem like a game.

The neo-Nazis mostly fought independently from other units, as a legionnaire corps. But they received arms and ammunition, even tanks, from the Croatians (who were in turn funded by the German State - ed). From what I heard from men who came back, they fought against Serbs but also against Bosnian Muslims, even though the Muslims had been in the SS during World War II. (in one form or another the Bosnian Muslim, Croatian fascist and Kosovo Albanians recreated the systems, and often the names, of the Nazi Waffen SS divisions which fought the Serbs with Italian and German help during the second World War. No wonder that their murder and ethnic cleansing of Jews, Gypsies and Serbs was reproduced in the 1990s). They simply fought against whomever they could get an excuse to kill. They kept track of how many Serbs they killed and tried to collect per body pay from the Croatians, but they actually got hardly anything, apart from invaluable experience. (A salutary lesson for those who do not know the legendary fighting ability of the Serbs! They have after all had centuries of lonely defence against external powers - principally Turkish Muslims, Austria-Hungarian Imperialism and then German Nazism, supported by the Vatican inspired Croatia.)

I NEVER WENT down there. Personally, I wouldn't have gone to Croatia for anything in the world. I saw no reason to risk my neck for another nation. I was only interested in the potential of getting battle?hardened recruits back from the front. The actual fight in Yugoslavia didn't interest me.

So I organized paramilitary camps and helped provide training and tested the recruits with the help of a few sympathetic people from the Bundeswehr. There was a lot of physical training-jogging, crawling, scaling. Recruits learned how to use firearms and how to dismantle, clean, and reassemble them. There was explosives training and practice in throwing grenades and using bazookas. We modelled our course on Bundeswehr training exercises and what we could piece together about the old Waffen SS training with the help of training manuals and the memories of our retired SS supporters.

But the basic source for our training was the West German Federal Army.

We set up the camps mostly on the island of Ruegen or in the woods around Berlin. There were big forests in the direction of Frankfurt an der Oder, near the Polish border, where there was no danger of discovery.

FUHRER-EX, Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi by Ingo Hasselbach (with Tom Reiss)
Chatto and Windus, London, 1996.


 
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