Senior Human Rights Watch Analyst - Nazi lover

Discussion in 'Politics' started by a_person, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Garlasco wearing a jumper bearing an Iron Cross.

    There are two Marc Garlascos on the Internet. One is a top human rights investigator who, having joined Human Rights Watch after several years with the Pentagon, has become known for his shrill attacks on Israel. The other is a Marc Garlasco who's obsessed with the color and pageantry of Nazism, has published a detailed 430 page book on Nazi war paraphernalia, and participates in forums for Nazi souvenir collectors.

    Both Marc Garlascos were born on September 4, 1970. Both have Ernst as their middle name. Both live in New York, NY. Both have a maternal grandfather who fought for the Nazis. I've put links and screenshots on all this after the jump, and you can click through for full-sized versions. It's hard to escape the conclusion that both Marc Garlascos are the same person.

    Bloggers and activists concerned about Israel have been baffled and frustrated by the first Garlasco almost since he joined HRW. On his public photography site he posts gratuitous Palestinian and Lebanese death porn in between galleries of cute Western-looking kids playing soccer (no link - keeping his kids out of it). He provides a seemingly never-ending stream of interviews to all kinds of outlets, where he spins tales about ostensible Israeli atrocities. The only problem is that many of these tales - per Soccer Dad and IsraPundit and Elder of Ziyon and NGO Monitor and CAMERA and LGF - are biased and inaccurate. That doesn't stop Garlasco from putting them into the kind of HRW reports that make their way into international anti-Israel condemnations and academic anti-Israel dissertations.

  2. Isn't that a qualification now for a getting a position at Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International that the Arabs and Muslims demand that one has to hate Jews or be an Antisemite? I am sorry I meant that the Arabs and Muslims demand that one has to be an anti-Zionist.

    "When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You're talking anti-Semitism." (Martin Luther King)
  3. This guy was collecting AAA stuff while he was in the DIA he also wrote a book about collecting. Anyone with a working brain will understand how deep the DIA probes when they recruit you and will boot you without hesitation if found to suspect or lacking in any. Anyways the print of the Iron Cross is a WW1 version.
  4. Really, No kidding? The cross is so "innocent" that no one dares to wear it in Germany. Here is his conversation with a reporter regarding the Iron Cross:
    "A correspondent comments on the picture: "Love the sweatshirt Mark. Not one I could wear here in germany though (well I could but it would be a lot of hassle)."
    Garlasco replies: "Everyone thinks it is a biker shirt!"

    And what does your "working brain" tell you about his Flak88 moniker, what do you think 88 stands for? You do know that it stands for Heil Hitler in Neo-Nazi circles, don't you?
    The greatest controversy has focuse...oards under the moniker [b][u]Flak88[/b][/u].

    What do you think about his posting on one of those sites: "That is so cool! The leather SS jacket makes my blood go cold it is so COOL!"

    So let's see, Nazi grandparents, nazi memorabilia, nazi cross, "Heil Hitler" message coded in his screen name, one of the harshest and most dishonest critics of Israel... Of course anyone with a working brain knows that it's all just a coincidence. Right? He is just an innocent collector and sincere human rights activist.
  5. aegis


  6. There's been multiple versions of the Cross in Germany, some used for military decorations, others for armored vehicles, planes and helicopters of today's German armed forces, some have been banned, some are allowed

    None of us is an expert on Iron Crosses but according to the article in the Guardian quoted in my previous post the version this dude was wearing would not be welcome in Germany. I have no reason to doubt the article. Do you?

    Unfortunately the cross is just one of many things - his nazi family roots, his obsession with nazi symbols, his obsession with Israel (in other words jews), his 88="Heil Hitler" screen name together with the cross make a pretty convincing case that the guy is a Nazi, don't you think?
  7. aegis


    Still just a symbol. I'll leave symbols to the symbol-minded (George Carlin).

    Honestly, I'd be more worried about people like Rahm Emanuel whose father was an Israeli terrorist, not some crazy-ass Nazi wannabe. This guy is no different than the hillbilly vermin who reenact civil war battles. All bark, no bite.
  8. Well, this "crazy-ass Nazi wannabe" is a senior Human Rights Watch analyst, no less. Obviously his views on Israel are considered mainstream by his employer...
  9. If I was a neo-Nazi or just a plain Antisemite I too would be upset about any Jews such as Rahm Emanuel that have a high position in government.

    I would also consider all Jews that took defensive actions the Arabs and British terrorists.

    On the other hand, if there is a neo-Nazi on Human Rights Watch that is in the process of causing Israel great damage with his anti-Israel propaganda I would say more power to him at least internally because I have to keep up appearances so as not to be accused of being a neo-Nazi myself and being a biased bigot.

    Mehr Feind Mehr Ehr!
  10. The FLAK88 moniker represents this guys main area of interest and that WW2 German AAA units which were armed with 88mm Flak. This is just another crude attempt to smear someone that has been critical of Israel and to to be very fair HRW publish lots of reports on Arab and Islamic states. Thefact that there are 2 Flack88's running around the internet and one is a member of the stormfront site does not help as quotes from this guy are being attributed to Mr Garlasco.
    #10     Sep 17, 2009