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A Fascist Penetration of U.S. Democratic Party To Be Featured by U.S. Embassy in Berlin

Oct. 24, 2006 (EIRNS)—A key operative in the fascist network which has called for the mass murder of Muslims is being featured in a U.S. Embassy-sponsored conference in Berlin on Oct. 31, on the ostensible topic of the upcoming U.S. elections.

The panel will feature Peter Ross Range, the editor of Blueprint—the magazine of Joe Lieberman's Democratic Leadership Council in the United States. The theme of Vol. 2006, No. 2 of the magazine, published in May, was "Defeating Jihadism," and included the following:

  • Range himself has an article in that issue entitled "European Wake-Up," promoting the "Euston Manifesto"—a new movement of fascist European liberal imperialists, which in large part was spawned by London's Henry Jackson Society (see "The Henry Jackson Society: Would-Be Fascist World Rule," in Executive Intelligence Review, Aug. 18, 2006). Peter Range described the Euston Manifesto as "a rallying point for progressives who reject the reflexive anti-Americanism, anti-globalism, and anti-interventionism of the left."

    In the U.S., a group of Euston Manifesto supporters has coalesced around Telos magazine—which in recent years has promoted the revival of the doctrines of the "Kronjurist of the Third Reich" Carl Schmitt, whose fascist theories have also been the inspiration for the "unitary executive" doctrine championed by the circles around Dick Cheney in the Bush Administration, used to justify torture and all manner of emergency, dictatorial powers. In fact, a visit to the Telos website finds the homepage with a promotional link to the Euston manifesto, flanked by an ad for a book by Schmitt.

    U.S. signers of the Euston manifesto include Daniel Bell, Daniel Goldhagen, Walter Laqueur, the DLC's Will Marshall, Martin Peretz, Ronald Radosh, and Mr. "Universal Fascist" himself, Michael Ledeen.

  • The same issue of Blueprint also features an article by Danish journalist Flemming Rose. In an Editor's Note, Peter Ross Range writes that "Rose—who was responsible for publishing the Mohammad cartoons last year—says in his exclusive contribution to Blueprint that Europe must soon wake up to the Jihadist threat in its midst and face the failure of multiculturalism on the Old Continent."

    Rose, the so-called "cultural editor" of Jyllands-Posten, was also a featured speaker at an Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) conference in Boston just this past weekend, where he shared a platform with ARI Executive Director Yaron Brook—who had just called for the mass murder of Muslims. On Oct. 16, Brook had publicly proclaimed that the way to defeat what he calls Islamic totalitarian states, "is to kill up to hundreds of thousands of their supporters." Another speaker at the Boston Conference, Objective Standard editor John Lewis, echoed Brook's call for mass murder, that the U.S. should pick an Islamic totalitarian state and attack it, and "make sure the people are psychologically crushed, like 100,000 people die in a firestorm, we'll call it 'Operation Firestorm.' ''