Skip to comments.Weekly Standard (Conservative Magazine) may have been shooter (Von Brunn) target
Posted on 06/11/2009 10:45:16 AM PDT by mnehring
FBI agents visited the offices of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine yesterday after a shooting at the Holocaust Memorial Museum and told employees they'd found the magazine's address
A senior Standard staffer confirmed the visit but declined to discuss it in detail. An FBI spokeswoman, Katherine Schweit , also declined to comment on the investigation.
Two other sources said two FBI agents arrived shortly after 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the 17th Street offices of the magazine. They told staffers that they had found the address of the magazine on a piece of paper associated with the shooter, James von Brunn, and asked whether the Standard had received any threats.
The magazine is about a mile north of the Holocaust Museum, and there's no other indication that von Brunn had targeted it. Von Brunn's published rants included attacks on "neocons," and the Standard has been at the heart of the neoconservative movement.
The suggestion that the Standard may have been a target complicates any view of the racist shooter in contemporary left-right terms. Von Brunn's white supremacist roots put him under the rubric of a "right-wing extremist," but the substance of his views -- which included everything from believing that President Bush may have been in on the September 11 attacks to denying that President Obama is an American citizen -- are too far on the fringe to fit into conventional political classification.
The focus on the Standard, though, appears to be of a piece with his central motivation: Anti-Semitism. In one essay, Von Brunn attacked "JEWS-NEOCONS-BILL OREILLY," and the suggestion that neoconservatism is a specifically Jewish conspiracy is common on the racist fringe.
I always liked Bill Kristol...glad he’s okay.
Keith Olberman is directly responsible for this.
notice how the left/media do not mention that the shooter is left wing or he is a registered Democrat.
like many on the left they are driven by hate and intolerance
Says who? The far left?
We already know that this Nazi piece of sh*t was a self-proclaimed socialist (like all fascists).
A socialist, democrat, pagan neocon-hating loon.
I personally think he was a LEFT WING radical.
Will post this here as well:
Registered Democrat (needs confirmation)
FOX News’ Orielly hater
Weekly Standard hater
9-11 was an inside job
This gets to the heart of Jonah Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism”.
The premise is that “Nazi’s” are right-wingers, despite their rejection of free markets, liberty and God.
Not just personally. He is a self-described Socialist, PAGAN, Neocon-hater!
Self-proclaimed Socialist and Pagan.
This guy was old enough to have been a contemporary of Hitler’s. Having these kind of violent homocidal tendencies and acting them out at 88 years old? And how many people that age are shot - wasn’t it twice? - and survive to get to a hospital? Most people that age are up to gardening at best as far as physical activity. I just find it all very weird and have to wonder what we’re not hearing about this guy.
Hated big corporations
The list keeps growing...
And, you forgot “registered democrat”... apparently... from another post.
” Von Brunn’s white supremacist roots put him under the rubric of a “right-wing extremist...Says who? The far left?”
Yup, and the near left, too. The MSM and govt schools have been pimping the line that Nazis and white supremacists are just to the right of Republicans for decades. This despite the facts (”National SOCIALIST” anyone?) They’ve been doing it so long that it’s largely accepted as fact by the general populace...
In the N.C. town I grew up in, it was well know that the majority of the elected Democrats were “former” KKK members.
Updated leftwing beliefs of the shooter:
Registered Democrat (needs confirmation)
FOX News Orielly hater
Weekly Standard hater
9-11 was an inside job
Stated that “SOCIALISM, represents the future of the West”
Stated that the Apostle Paul destroyed Rome by undermining its pagan virility.
Those are the beliefs of Democrat Underground and many Obama supporters.
If this guy had it out for conservatives, perhaps he’s just an ordinary doctrinaire anti-semitic liberal.
Chris Matthews has blood on his hands.
Of course they don’t mention it. The spin here is that he is “ultra-right-wing”. Obviously spurred on by Rush Limbaugh and the like.
I have yet to meet a “conservative” anti-semite.
All anti-semites that I’ve met have been “liberals” who hated Bush, etc.
You can add “journalism student” - no wonder the marxist media is in CYA mode.
Only to the serial liars on the left and the fools who believe them.
Here's a pop quiz for the hacks at Politico. Who said the following:
"Let us not seek the secret of the Jew in his religion, but let us seek the secret of the religion in the real Jew. What is the profane basis of Judaism? Practical need, self-interest. What is the worldly cult of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly god? Money.
Very well, then, in emancipating itself from huckstering and money, and thus from real and practical Judaism, our age would emancipate itself.
An organization of society which would abolish the preconditions and thus the very possibility of huckstering, would make the Jew impossible. His religious consciousness would evaporate like some insipid vapour in the real, life-giving air of society...
We discern in Judaism, therefore, a universal antisocial element of the present time, whose historical development, zealously aided in its harmful aspects by the Jews, has now attained its culminating point, a point at which it must necessarily begin to disintegrate.
In the final analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism."
A - Rush Limbaugh
B - Adolf Hitler
C - Karl Marx
Hint: It's not A or B.
There is a local talk radio guy here who claims to be independent/moderate (Alan Handelman). Yesterday he was begging callers to tell him what set off the shooter. It was pretty obvious he was wanting someone to say Rush.
The dude was a Ron Paul supporter. Not because Ron Paul is a white supremacist, but because Ron Paul agrees with the von Brunns of the world that the USA should be isolationist and avoid foreign wars.
However, Ron Paul's isolationist views come from an honest difference of opinion and aren't based on hatred for Jews like the von Brunns and David Dukes of the world.
But let's be clear and hammer this point home. von Brunn, David Duke, Ahmedinejad, Hitler, Arafat, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem all have one thing in common: all of their beliefs are predicated on their hatred of Jews. Jew hatred is their core, undying, immutable belief.
How do you negotiate with people who harbor such deep hatred for Jews? Until liberals (like Obama) acknowledge the deep anti-Semitism that runs rampant throughout the world, especially the Muslim world (well documented by MEMRI), they will remain naive and blind to the real problem. But to the liberal mind, only the Klan and Nazis hate Jews... it is incomprehensible to them that there are exponentially more Islamic extremists hellbent on killing Jews than there are white supremacists out to do the same.
Thanks, I had never read that. It’s worth saving.
BUT BUT BUT the media's been saying that it the neocon movement that is CREATING these kind of violent FOLLOWERS.
Interesting. Wonder if MSNBC will point this out? Or any of the Leftist outlets?? Nah. They want a double-standard to apply so the lemmings will blame the GOP,conservatives and Christians when voting!!!
ONLY because the Left insist that Fascism is from the Right, not the Left (as it is).
There's plenty of antisemitism among the so-called anti-war movement, they are decidedly pro-Palestinian war and even support the use of suicide bombers against Israelis.
9-11 truthers found a welcome home in the Ron Paul 2008 campaign. He may not have given them full support, but he didn’t chase them off with a stick either. And he did court them.
I've seen this repeated numerous times today in comments, but have seen no source for the claim - do you have one?
The fact is, I think it is a meaningless exercise to try to place this guy (or others like him) into any "mainstream" political party or category. Reading through his "book" (it's on his website, www.holyromanempire.org, which is offline, but available through www.archive.org), it's clear that this von Brunn nutcase is not right-wing/conservative (he rants against freedom and democracy), but also that he is not left-wing/liberal (he repeatedly rants against Democrats and liberals/liberalism). Von Brunn and many of those like him view the entire political spectrum as nothing more than a Jewish conspiracy to create disharmony among white people.
As convenient as it is to try to call this guy a liberal (and as convenient as it is for the DUmmies to try to call him a conservative), the fact of the matter is, nutcases like von Brunn exist outside of the political spectrum. He's not a left-wing nutcase. He's not a right-wing nutcase. He's just a nutcase-nutcase.
Michael Weiner/Savage called Ann Coulter a Jew hater. He believes her to be among the worst type of anti-semite, neo-nazi type.
When you go far enough right you come out left.
Any honest Christian who is knowledgeable of his/her religion would like to see Jews accept Jesus.
Unfortunately, that concept is seen by some as anti-semitic.
Lyndon LaRouche's followers are old Democrats, as opposed to New Democrats (of the Obama-Ayers crowd, post 1968).
Lyndon LaRouche's followers are rabidly anti-semitic and conspiracy minded kooks to boot.
But Lyndon LaRouche continues to run as a DEMOCRAT as do his supporters.
Yeah, he’s real independent... Anytime he talks politics it is slanted heavily against the GOP.
It’s from Marx’s “On the Jewish Qustion”.
Hitler’s “Final Solution” was the answer to Marx’s question.
Indeed. And you'll find that almost all anti-Semites (like David Duke, von Brunn, Ahmadinejad, etc.) also deny the official story of 9/11 (though I certainly don't believe the reverse it true -- not all truthers are Jew haters, but almost all Jew haters are truthers)
In Ahmedinejad's own words:
There was an event called September 11, the cause of which remains unknown and, like the Holocaust, a true investigation was not permitted.
Directly or indirectly, Islamic extremists and white supremacists believe that 9/11 and the Holocaust are both Jewish conspiracies. They (yeah, I'm talking about you, Rev Wright!) use the codeword "Zionist", but we all know what they mean.
The difference being that Marx (who was born Jewish) saw Judaism as cultural and Hitler saw it as racial.
Pick up a F^#&ing history book and open it! The KKK has been since the day it was formed a militant wing of the Democrat party.
White Supremacist are Left wing nuts, not right wing. The Left has done such a good job of painting the Right with lies over the past 8 years that those lies are now accepted and reported as fact.
Pay attention you idiot leftist reporters, here are pictures to make it easy:
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Right wing, Conservative, Republican
Bull Conner - Left wing, Liberal, Democrat.
I think MSNBC will focus in on the fact that he had the Weekly Standard address in order to renew his subscription. Cementing their premise that he was in fact a right wing terrorist.
And a Birther? Ah, ha! He’s a Hillary Clinton supporter.
Handelman and ‘Brad and Britt’ are Curtis Media’s insurance against the Fairness Doctrine.
Handelman is like the flaming homosexual whe continually refuses to come out of the closet. Obvious to all around him that he’s a full bleeding heart liberal, whenever he opens his mouth, but refuses to admit it.