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Weekly Standard (Conservative Magazine) may have been shooter (Von Brunn) target
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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 O’REILLY," and the suggestion that neoconservatism is a specifically Jewish conspiracy is common on the racist fringe.

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To: mnehring

Notice how these shootings always seem to occur right when the left needs them most.

BTW, “neocons” is liberal code for “Jews.”

161 posted on 06/12/2009 9:28:08 PM PDT by TBP
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To: counterpunch
We already know that this Nazi piece of sh*t was a self-proclaimed socialist (like all fascists).

Socialism <> Fascism

Fascist economics are more akin to Corporatism.

Of course, we could get into subtleties of the term "socialistic" or "socialism." Harvard historian Gaetano Salvemini described the economics of Fascist Italy in 1936, thus:

"In actual fact, it is the State, i.e. the taxpayer, who has become responsible to private enterprise. In Fascist Italy the State pays for the blunders of private enterprise. As long as business was good, profit remained to private initiative. When the depression came, the Government added the loss to the tax-payer's burden. Profit is private and individual. Loss is public and social."
                                  --Under the Axe of Fascism, by Gaetano Salvemini (1936)
That seems to me to be a pretty good description of what we see in America today. Wouldn't you agree?

"Socialistic" as an adjective along with others might be okay, but I don't think that it's as simple as saying all fascists are socialists--after all, the Bush/Obama bailout policies are in line with Fascist economics (Corporatism), but neither is a self-proclaimed socialist.

162 posted on 06/13/2009 3:19:31 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

can we verify this?

says he was “a registered democrat from Maryland”

163 posted on 06/13/2009 9:25:58 AM PDT by Munz ("We're all here for you OK? It's a circle of love" Rham Emanuel)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

sorry for the double post but it is also here

164 posted on 06/13/2009 9:27:07 AM PDT by Munz ("We're all here for you OK? It's a circle of love" Rham Emanuel)
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To: WayneS

Can anybody do a public records search and find out if James Von Brunn was a rat?

165 posted on 06/13/2009 12:49:59 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: icwhatudo

all 9-11 “truthers” are libtard socialists... PERIOD!

166 posted on 06/13/2009 5:10:16 PM PDT by Nat Turner (Proud two term solider in the 2nd Infantry Div 84-85; 91-92)
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