Filming Nazis will get you deported from Latvia

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Filming Nazis will get you deported from Latvia

Journalist Graham Phillips found out the hard way that filming present-day Nazis will get you deported from Latvia (for 3 years).

The Western MSM has nothing to say, natch.

Latvia loves their Nazis


Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Fortunately, the pro-Kremlin press never shies away from the REAL stories.

NDPP

Latvia Still Honors the Biggest Jew-Killing Machine in World History

http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/03/18/latvia-still-honors-the-biggest-jew...

"Below is an open letter that Ms Lowenberg wrote to the government and Parliament of Latvia to explain why in 2012 she believes, rightly, that no EU member state should be honoring members of the Waffen SS in a open public ceremony in a European capital city.

'The ultranationalists who support the march are the ones who are seeking to rewrite the accepted narrative of the Holocaust in Latvia. Their efforts will help hide the crimes of local Nazi collaborators and promote the canard of equivalency between communist and Nazi crimes.'

 

Latvia's Waffen-SS Veterans March Alongside Far-Right Lawmakers (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/news/335790-latvian-ss-march-lawmakers/

"Latvian veterans of Waffen SS units and their supporters have celebrated Legion Day, an unofficial holiday honouring Nazi collaborators during WWII with marches through downtown Riga, Latvia's capital. Of the 70,000 Jews that lived in Latvia when the Nazis entered its territory, it is estimated that 67,000 died in the Holocaust."

NDPP

LATVIA NEWS UPDATE: People brave enough to protest against a march honoring the Nazi Waffen-SS are heroes in my book. So why did Latvia recently ARREST two of them? For new followers, Defending History reviews the case here..."

https://twitter.com/DefendingHistor/status/931259509401706496

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

Fortunately, the pro-Kremlin press never shies away from the REAL stories.

OK...how the fact that a modern state is protecting Nazis is not a "real story"?

NorthReport
NDPP

In Latvia Hundreds March in Honor of SS Veterans

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-latvia-hundreds-march-in-honor-of-ss-ve...

"Man arrested for displaying a poster of soldiers killing Jews during world's sole event for former Nazis fighters. 'It's a disgrace that this is happening in Europe,' Alexsejs Saripovs of the Latvia Without Fascism group told JTA. 'The European Union needs to pressure Latvia into abandoning this shameful event, but so far there is total silence."

 

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

Fortunately, the pro-Kremlin press never shies away from the REAL stories.

This isn't either/or, Magoo.  It's possible to have no use for Putin AND agree that the Baltics are incubators for fascism.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

OK.  But you know you already replied to that exactly four months ago, yes?

Unionist

Mr. Magoo wrote:

OK.  But you know you already replied to that exactly four months ago, yes?

When someone exposes the Latvian Nazis of today, and someone else only sees the "pro-Kremlin" aspect of the story, then yes, it bears repeating many times. And you should grow a sense of shame. It's never too late.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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When someone exposes the Latvian Nazis of today, and someone else only sees the "pro-Kremlin" aspect of the story, then yes, it bears repeating many times.

I'm sure, what with the pro-Kremlin side, we'll get those many times.

The sad part is that they're so ridiculously prolific, everyone else can't really tell when the sky really is falling, or when it's just the usual "Russia would never do such a thing".

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And you should grow a sense of shame. It's never too late.

Then I'll save it for my deathbed, like a last-minute religious conversion.  Meanwhile, I'm uninclined to trust the Government of Russia to tell us the real truth about the Government of Russia.  Or, anything that matters to the Government of Russia. 

That's the problem with being 100% pro-Russian.  We either have to assume that the Kremlin is 100% right, or we have to doubt.

Unionist

The Russians have hacked the Chronicle Herald. Where will it stop?

Latvia wrong to glorify nation’s Nazi past

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“We shouldn’t be ashamed to honour Latvian freedom fighters,” said National Alliance Party leader Raivis Dzintars. Actually, when those individuals fought under the Swastika banner of Hitler and Himmler, you probably should be ashamed.

There's that "shame" thing again.

 

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

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When someone exposes the Latvian Nazis of today, and someone else only sees the "pro-Kremlin" aspect of the story, then yes, it bears repeating many times.

I'm sure, what with the pro-Kremlin side, we'll get those many times.

The sad part is that they're so ridiculously prolific, everyone else can't really tell when the sky really is falling, or when it's just the usual "Russia would never do such a thing".

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And you should grow a sense of shame. It's never too late.

Then I'll save it for my deathbed, like a last-minute religious conversion.  Meanwhile, I'm uninclined to trust the Government of Russia to tell us the real truth about the Government of Russia.  Or, anything that matters to the Government of Russia. 

That's the problem with being 100% pro-Russian.  We either have to assume that the Kremlin is 100% right, or we have to doubt.

And if anybody on this site WAS "100% pro-Russian", you'd have a point.   

As to my second response above, I actually did see I'd responded earlier and thought I'd deleted the second response.  Honest mistake.

In any case, whatever anyone thinks about Putin, it goes without saying that in Lithuania, a state that is now overwhelmingly reactionary and antisemitic, that the story is true.