by Scott Creighton
Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov’s assassination was barely three days ago and yet the rhetoric surrounding it has already become vile here in the land of the big neoliberal PX.
Over at the NY Daily News, a columnist not only excuses the brutal murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, he applauds it and even suggests he would like too see more Russian dignitaries murdered in cold blood across the globe. The obligatory reference to Hitler is made of course.
“As Vladimir Putin’s man in Turkey, Karlov was the public face of that murderous dictator’s war crimes around the globe and of oppression at home. Andrei Karlov is the human embodiment of policies that deployed bunker busters to kill babies, sent fighter planes on scorched earth bombing runs that destroyed a whole city, aided Syrian madman Bashar al-Assad in his campaign that has killed hundreds of thousands, and even ordered attacks on UN aid workers…
After watching the death of Karlov, I could not help but remember the case of Ernst vom Rath, the Nazi ambassador to France, who was gunned down inside his consulate by a Jewish student in 1938…
That era’s politicians fiddled while Hitler burned down Europe, so it took a nobody named Herschel Grynszpan to stand up for freedom and make a powerful statement that evil must be fought whether in a conference room or on a battlefield” Gersh Kuntzman
I would be remiss if I failed to point out that Kuntzman is Jewish and his murderous hero from 1938 is also of that same religious order.
Kurt Nimmo over at Another Day in the Empire does a good job reporting on this overtly fascist sounding diatribe from Mr. Kuntzman and he explains the connection between the ownership of the Daily News and the Clinton/CIA regime quite nicely. Of course Russia is only being charged with what we actually do in the Middle East. Russia is simply there to stop our CIA’s “moderate” terrorists from forcing a regime change in Syria, which apparently really pisses off Gersh “The Mockingbird” Kuntzman.
But what Kurt fails to mention, and what Cuntman fails to mention about his analogy is this:
Herschel Feibel Grynszpan (German: Hermann Grünspan; 28 March 1921 — last rumoured to be alive 1946, declared dead 1960) was a Polish-Jewish refugee, born in Germany. His assassination of the Nazi German diplomat Ernst vom Rath on 7 November 1938 in Paris provided the Nazis with the pretext for the Kristallnacht, the antisemitic pogrom of 9–10 November 1938. Grynszpan was seized by the Gestapo after the Fall of France and brought to Germany.
What followed the assassination of Ernst vom Rath goes well beyond Kristallnacht and the reported 91 Jews who were killed those two nights.
Kristallnacht was followed by additional economic and political persecution of Jews, and it is viewed by historians as part of Nazi Germany’s broader racial policy, and the beginning of the Final Solution and The Holocaust.
Used as a pretext to demonize the Jews of Poland, France and Germany, Herschel Grynszpan’s killing of the German ambassador to France set in motion a plan that the Nazis had already concocted that ended up becoming the Holocaust. So in terms of creating a atmosphere in Germany conducive to such an operation, the assassination fit the bill perfectly.
Seems kind of odd that a Jewish writer in New York would miss the real significance of that cold blooded murder back in November of ’38.
Kuntzman also misrepresents Grynszpan’s status at the time, writing that he was “a student” when he killed the German ambassador. Nothing could be further from the truth. He was actually a vagabond running around in France illegally and he and his family had just been picked up by local police along with about 12,000 other Jews in France and essentially kicked out of the country.
That’s right… Kuntzman’s hero assassin was actually… a refugee.
“Initially, Grynszpan lived a carefree, bohemian life as a “poet of the streets”, spending his days aimlessly wandering the streets of Paris reciting Yiddish poems to himself; Grynszpan’s two biggest interests other than exploring Paris were hanging out in coffeehouses and going to the cinema. Grynszpan spent this period trying to get legal residence in France, without which he could not work or study legally, but was rejected by French officials. His re-entry permit for Germany expired in April 1937 and his Polish passport expired in January 1938, leaving him without legal papers….
In August 1938 the German authorities announced that all residence permits for foreigners were being cancelled and would have to be renewed. This was in reaction to a Polish decree which was to take away the Polish citizenship of Jews living outside the country, including those in Germany. A few days before that decree was to come into force, on 26 October, the Gestapo was ordered to arrest and deport all Polish Jews residing in Germany immediately. The Grynszpan family was among the estimated 12,000 Polish Jews arrested, stripped of their property, and herded aboard trains headed for Poland…
The Grynszpans and thousands of other Polish-Jewish deportees stranded at the border were fed by the Polish Red Cross. Conditions for the hapless refugees trapped out in the open on the German-Polish frontier were extremely bad.”
One can understand why the Daily News wouldn’t want Kuntzman to point out his murdering hero’s refugee status these days. The sanctity of the refugees currently being shipped into this country must not be challenged. They offer Big Business a lot of cheap labor and we wouldn’t want to hurt Big Business now would we?
Whether you believe Grynszpan acted alone or was employed by the Nazis (or just picked up and used as a patsy) one thing is for sure: his murder of vom Rath set in motion something that was undoubtedly far worse for the people of Europe, France and Germany than anything they had suffered before it. And it came at just the right time for the Nazis.
“Grynszpan was distraught that his action was used by the Nazis as a ‘justification’ for further violent assaults on the German Jews (although his own family, having already been deported to the Polish border, were safe from this particular manifestation of Nazi anti-Semitism). The assassination of vom Rath was a pretext for the launch of the pogrom. The Nazi government had been planning violence against the Jews for some time and were waiting for an appropriate pretext.
Now we have a situation in Turkey in which a member of their Special Operations police force appears to have been either working security for the event or pretending to have been, taking the life of a beloved Russian ambassador in front of a bunch of cameras.
Who cares what he shouts and what he spouts for public consumption on that video. Anyone can say anything to deflect their darker purpose and they often do.
The fact that the Special Police are then reported to have killed him… off camera of course… and staged his death scene plays right into the hands of those who would believe this act was orchestrated by hands far more powerful than those of some idiot 22-year-old Turkish cop “inspired by ISIS”.
In Turkey a couple narratives are taking shape:
- The US/CIA/NATO agents still working in Turkey are responsible for this act
- The US-backed Gulenists did it
- All of the above
No one over there believes he was “radicalized” by “ISIS” and the official position of both Turkey and Russia is now coming out.
“Turkey blamed the murder of Russia’s ambassador to the country on a US-based a cleric on Tuesday, as both Ankara and Moscow vowed the killing would not undermine a fragile alliance between them.
Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday told John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, that Ankara and Moscow believe followers of Fethullah Gulen were behind the killing of Andrei Karlov on Monday.
“Turkey and Russia know that behind the attack… there is FETO,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told Mr Kerry, referring to Turkey’s acronym for Mr Gulen’s organisation, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.” Telegraph
The Gulenists were behind the failed coup in Turkey a couple months ago. But remember, they are only a tool of Western might much like the Saudis and their Wahhabist terrorists.
This is why they were sought out and expelled from the Turkish military and positions of authority in the Turkish government after the coup failed (probably with the help of the Russians)
So it is definitely an interesting comparison when the war-mongering, New McCarthyist Kuntzman brings up Grynszpan isn’t it? Not for the ridiculous reasons he suggests but because its quite possible and even probable that the event was staged for effect, one way or another, and could and probably will lead to a sort of Turkish Kristallnacht.
What Kuntzman is doing is trying to make Mevlut Mert Altintas and all the other Gulenist traitors in Turkey seem like sympathetic characters. To do that he is invoking the Jews of the Holocaust and Adolf Hitler.
This obvious Mockingbird effort leads me to believe there is a very good likelihood that the murder was concocted by the CIA/NATO as payback for Russia helping Syria liberate Aleppo. The scripted statement he made for the camera that AP journalist conveniently left running (and even zoomed out before leaving it so it would capture the whole performance) about swearing allegiance to “ISIS” or some other such nonsense also leads me to that conclusion.
Kuntzman’s logic (if you want to call it that) is extremely short sighted and the kind that is always employed by friends of empire.
Can you imaging the outcry if someone wrote that US ambassadors should be killed on sight after we illegally invaded and occupied Afghanistan and Iraq? Or after we bombed Libya into a stone-aged mess and sent murderous terrorists to Syria to destabilize it? Could you imagine the outcry if someone from Russia Today made such a suggestion?
Could you imagine how writers like Kuntzman would react if a writer in Iran suggesting murdering Israeli ambassadors after their three bombing campaigns against the Palestinian people in Gaza?
There are a lot of people currently calling out the Daily News and Kuntzman over this incredibly insensitive and despicable article. I am just one of many.
The Daily News should print a retraction and promise to never hire that idiot again. Let him do his pro-gun-grabbing stunts and stage his pathetic little plays off-off-off-Broadway somewhere and keep him away from any publications of consequence because not only is he extremely offensive, he’s also apparently not a very good researcher.
A writer of Jewish heritage should probably refrain from writing sympathetically about the guy who provided the exact pretext for the Holocaust the Nazis needed at the exact time they needed it. Especially when you consider that guy was eventually caught by the Nazis and ended up living a long life afterward.
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