Pro-Ukrainian NAFO troll chief outed as ‘Nazi’

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      Joe Shlabotnik
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      The Polish Twitter user behind the ‘NAFO’ phenomenon locked his account on Saturday after critics discovered his lengthy record of posts praising Nazi Germany, insulting Jews and denying the Holocaust. The troll-in-chief insists he posted the controversial material “to fit in.”

      Kamil Dyszewski has received glowing praise in the Western media for posting a crudely-edited Shiba Inu avatar to Twitter earlier this summer. The cartoon dog soon caught on, and pro-Ukrainian accounts began to display their own Shiba avatars and refer to themselves as ‘NAFO’, or the ‘North Atlantic Fellas Organization.’ Since then, the ‘Fellas’ can be found spreading Kiev’s talking points, ganging up to swarm polls and report pro-Moscow accounts, and soliciting donations for the Ukrainian military.

      Before his work was lauded by American weapons manufacturers and their sponsored think tanks, Dyszewski was using his online platform to post racialist propaganda about Jews, dispute the Holocaust, and praise Adolf Hitler and other top Nazis. Among the posts are cartoons denying the existence of gas chambers at concentration camps and a meme describing a comparison to Hitler as “nice,” as well as additional photos of the Nazi leader and his propagandist, Joseph Goebbels.

      Questioned by some within his own ranks, Dyszewski locked his Twitter account on Saturday, but not before posting an explanation. Describing the controversial posts as “overly edgy and incredibly inappropriate ‘jokes,’” Dyszewski said that he made them “to fit in,” without explaining with whom he was attempting to fit in. He added that these posts, all made around 2020, “do not represent me as a person.”

      A bit more, in proper context at: https://www.rt.com/russia/564730-nafo-founder-nazi-posts/

      Ukes, Kooks & Spooks: #NAFO

      In recent weeks there has been a flurry of articles celebrating Twitter’s mostly anonymous “internet army” called NAFO, or the North Atlantic Fellas Organization. This “social media movement” of dogmatic pro-Ukraine keyboard warriors with customized Shiba Inu avatars is all about ridiculing, gaslighting, and piling on those labeled by the “fellas” as enemy combatants in their information war with Russia, which many have assumed that NAFO is helping Ukraine to win. But it’s increasingly obvious that is not necessarily the case.

      Earlier this month, the Kyiv Post declared it was joining NAFO. Almost a year ago, the English language Ukrainian newspaper fired its staff, and since then has remained a shell of its former self as “Ukraine’s Global Voice.” Now the Kyiv Post is largely run by right-wingers from abroad, like its news editor Jay Beecher, a former organizer for the far-right British UKIP party who “has spent the last several years on a multi-platform project to prove Ghislaine Maxwell’s innocence.”

      On August 31, Ivana Stradner announced she was joining the Kyiv Post as a special correspondent to “make people aware across the globe how Russia’s military has been using information as THE weapon. The Free World will win the info war!” As a research fellow at the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, according to her bio on its website, Stradner “has been concentrating on cyberspace, cyberattacks, and Russian hybrid warfare.” On August 10, she announced she was joining NAFO to “contribute to their mission to counter Russian propaganda on social media.”

      Since then, Ivana Stradner has acted like a spokesperson for NAFO, upsetting some of the “fellas” in the process. “I’m now officially NAFO’s propagandist…” she tweeted last month. The creator of “NAFO TV” soon thereafter accused her of “rid[ing] our coat tails,” and having “used us from the start.” They further complained about Stradner: “Tired of seeing the same person step in front of cameras to speak for all of nafo.” More recently, this individual deserted the internet army after a spat with other “OG fellas,” in particular the “forgers” who make the avatars. It seems that NAFO’s rate of “friendly fire” is on the rise.

      Much more: https://mossrobeson.medium.com/ukes-kooks-spooks-nafo-735b66e48508

      The rabbit hole gets pretty deep, and outrageous. A bit of lengthy read (14 minutes) by by Anti-OUN researcher Moss Robeson.

      ~ All good things are Wild and Free ~

    • #495584
      Ohio Barbarian
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      OMG! You’ve just given me another Polish joke. No wonder I got swarmed on Twitter when I said it was not in the interests of the American people to have allowed the old Warsaw Pact countries into NATO, as Poppy Bush had promised Khrushchev. Even the irritatingly immortal Henry Kissinger still thinks that was a good idea. Balance of power for a more stable world not in constant danger of thermonuclear suicide and all that materialist stuff.

      MFers also got upset when I tweeted how my uncle, a lead navigator for a US Army Air Force bomber squadron based in England during WWII and the gentlest man I ever met–a pipe-smoking civil engineer who designed I-70 through Colorado and was an auto mechanic genius for a hobby–reacted when one of his nieces said Hitler wasn’t all that bad of a man.

      He stood up. He was 6’5″ if he was a foot. He glowered at everyone, red-faced, dark brown eyes glowing a dark amber, and said

      Nazis are good only for killing. 

      And sat back down. Subject quickly changed to how good the gravy was and the upcoming Dallas Cowboys game.

      His niece had forgotten he toured Germany after the war. He went to Dresden, where he had directed a couple of dozen bombers in, and had a nervous breakdown after he saw the damage he had helped cause. He also went to Dachau and Bergen-Belsen. In late May, 1945.

      The Russians could hang the Ukranazis from the Great Gates of Kiev and my uncle would salute them. He’d also have no objection to stringing the Polish ones up in Warsaw or Gdansk. People forget lots of Poles helped the Nazis do the Holocaust, just as Ukrainians did. Others fought the Nazis to the death, just as other Ukrainians did.

      Just one more thing. A Ukrainian journalist of Russian ethnicity from Donetsk said that if a fair election was held in Ukraine, 90% of the Ukrainian-speakers would toss the Nazis out. He said Nazis never prospered there without substantial foreign support.

      He is correct. We all need to remember that. The Azov Battalion, the mayor of Lwow(as my wife’s relatives pronounce it, as her Ukrainian grandfather did) who turned city parks into Nazi theme parks; they are a tiny and otherwise powerless minority without the massive support of the US Empire.


      @jbnw
      and wife: It is truly horrible how my corrupt government is exploiting Ukrainians just to get at Russia, plus some fun and a LOT of profit. It’s sick. I wish I could change that, but I cannot.

       

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

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      • #495586
        Joe Shlabotnik
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        considering that they haven’t had a legitimate presidential election since 2010, or legit parliamentary election since 2012. It is a small clique that has seized control, and years of terrorizing the opposition has now made Ukraine an unrecognizable failed state. Irreparable in the Russian view, while the western Nazi’s are in charge.

        The WW2 firebombing of industrial cities like Hamburg and Dresden, as well as Tokyo etc would be a severe war crime, if the allies lost. The Russians after being victims to the Nazi equivalent did not support such raids. They did then, as now, however support denazification of all Nazis regardless of nationality, as the end goal to a sick and sadistic cult.

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        • #495596
          Ohio Barbarian
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          He was brought up in the Methodist-Episcopal Church South. In Texas in the 1910s-30s. Small town working class white people back in the day. Knew slaughtering women and children, civilians in general, was an Evil Thing. My aunt, my dad’s sister, said he wanted to build after the war instead of to destroy, so that’s why he used the GI Bill to become a civil engineer.

          Where is that sentiment in America today? Where did it go? We know where–capitalism and sociopathic greed.

          I wanted The Jetsons and Star Trek. I got the Twilight Zone.

          Merde.

          Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

          The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

    • #495588
      jbnw
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      To start with, thank you @ohiobarbarian for your substack where I found out JPR is back!!

      I believe Biden is absolutely evil, and I know there are JPR posts from now long ago with that opinion expressed.  He campaigned on ending forever wars and diplomacy.  Instead, he has destroyed the Ukraine that was and will replace it with a very small rump state after it also loses Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov oblasts, if not more.

      Of course, Zelensky campaigned on ending the civil war in Ukraine – that didn’t last long either. And there are videos of early staff meetings showing that was a lie to his citizens.

      So we wait and see how much gets turned to glass …

      • #495594
        Joe Shlabotnik
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        @jbnw

        I saw over at OB’s substack that your family arrived from Ukraine. So glad to hear that!

        ~ All good things are Wild and Free ~

      • #495598
        Ohio Barbarian
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        The idiots running our government really do deserve a Cromwell, Robespierre, Lenin or Mao. Possibility, fortunately, does not equal probability.

        Biden has dementia or Alzheimer’s or both. Harris is as intelligent and competent as a soap bubble. Lloyd Austin is a Raytheon salesman, not a defense minister with any real power. The Joint Chiefs of Staff are different animals. Mutually Assured Destruction is real to them, just as it is in the Kremlin.

        It sucks, but that’s our best hope of surviving this madness in which we find ourselves right now.

        Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

        The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

        • #495615
          jbnw
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          and probably wouldn’t have been possible without Biden and his handlers as well as BoJo.

          The Minsk accords were carefully ignored so Ukraine could be armed.

          And I’ll add that Liz Truss scares me – I don’t know if her military chiefs or the King would stop her.

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