Wouldn’t we love to bloody know.
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Wouldn’t we love to bloody know.
Like everyone, we’re filthy that Jack was granted bail in the first place. Excuses were put before the court in regard to Jack’s mental state and a problem with rectal bleeding. Jack’s mental state is probably the main issue he wound up in jail in the first place, we find it highly irregular that his being mentally unwell was used as grounds to get him out of jail.
We’re also filthy that the police were unaware that Jack and his mate Matthew Billing had done a ‘Harry Holt’ until four days after it happened.
You would think that his not reporting at the local police station for one day would be cause enough to check on him ASAP, not four days later.
It only takes three days to cross the Nullabor.
Police say JACK VAN TONEGREN and MATTHEW BILLING could be travelling in a white Toyota Hilux ute with the registered number 1BUB526 or on a white Yamaha motorbike registered 1BN139.
Hot off the press people.
Jack van Tongeren and his fellow accused Matthew Billing have skipped bail and as we say in Aussie parlance, “done a runner.”
More info soon.
When we heard that Jack van Tongeren had not reported to police since 20 February, our first reaction (like his lawyer) was that it could be due to ill health. However, it was subsequently confirmed that his co-accused, Matthew Billing, also failed to report daily to police.
Channel 7 claimed that it took several days before the police began to investigate the white supremacist pair after they breached bail. This may have given them several days’ head start, and police are concerned that they might have travelled interstate.
We’ll keep you posted as news comes to hand.
If you see either of these men, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. They might be driving a white Toyota Hilux ute, and they could be in Perth, out bush in WA, or in the eastern states. Van Tongeren is reportedly “concerned about the health of his mother in Victoria”.
Note that while Jack van Tongeren is pictured here without a moustache, it is entirely possible that he will wear a false one…
The Australian’s report on Jack’s runner features a quote from a former ANM member:
A former member of Mr van Tongeren’s group told The Australian the Vietnam war veteran was a skilled bushman who kept a cool head.
“He will have gone underground for sure – they’ll have a hard time finding him,” said the former group member, who has given information to the police.
Beer is a bit pricey at Northies these days isn’t it?
The Sydney Stormfront meet-up took place this afternoon at The Caringbah Inn, not at the advertised venue of Northies (Cronulla). We knew this in advance anyway but didn’t want to spoil their fun.
As Chelsea polished off Portsmouth 2-0 on Fox Sports and ‘Sugar’ Shaney Mosley KO’d ‘Ferocious’ Fernando Vargas in the tenth, five SF’ers sat close by the main window of the public bar and discussed the state of the ‘scene’. There were six people in total but one of them wasn’t posting on Stormfront for the same reasons the other guys were.
Darrinh looked pleased to have found some new mates even if their conversational din gave the group away every now and again. People indignantly declaring that “we’re not Nazis!” in a reasonably loud voice comes across a bit odd in a near empty pub.
The window seating was good, but not all that clever.
Polarised filter. Gotta love em.
It’s that time of year again.
Jared Taylor’s American Renaissance crew have kicked off the mother of all racist convergences at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va.
A number of notable international guests will putting in special appearances. The BNP’s Nick Griffin and Australia’s own Drew Fraser being the more well known ones to FDB followers.
Derek Turner, the formed head of the Irish Nazi Party is also speaking, and some of the swankier guests include former head of the KKK and owner of Stormfront, Don Black.
Our friends at One People’s Project are busting their hump to shut this baby down and their site will run continued commentary on events for the next few days.
They even spotted our Drew relaxing in the Hyatt foyer with his South African equivalent, Dan Roodt.
* Native title: emasculated
* Stolen Generation: not compensated
* Hansonism: vile embrace
* Tampa: sordid case
* â€˜Pacific Solutionâ€™: threat overblown
* Truth: overboard thrown
* Asylum seekers: demonised
* Racist flag-wavers: not chastised
* Muslim community: vilified
* WMDs: he â€˜bloodyâ€™ lied
PROTEST AT JOHN HOWARDâ€™S OFFICE
70 PHILLIP ST CITY
4-6PM THURS 2ND MARCH
Initiated by the Refugee Action Coalition and proudly supported by Fight dem back.
A bit too much bad press going on lately? Time to throw out a furphy and get that embarrassing stuff about the government knowing all about those nasty kickbacks OFF the front pages.
Peter Costello has decided that if he ever wants to get a tilt at the Australian Prime Ministership he needs to act a bit more like an ignorant, reactionary bogan.
Keysar Trad and Queensland Premier Peter Beattie respond nicely however.
Here at FDB we’re not disputing that a small section of Muslim immigrants harbour the sorts of violent beliefs that are most definitely unwelcome in Australian society. The same can clearly be said of known former IRA members who dot building sites in most of our capital cities but seeing as how Catholic bashing went out of fashion a long time ago, you’re not likely to hear any comments like that from our government anytime soon. ISLAM is the devil of the day and don’t you forget it!
What we find objectionable is that there is clearly a manipulative political agenda at work here centred around maligning an entire section of our community based on nothing more than the ignorant beliefs and actions of a tiny few.
Muslim bashing clearly wins votes amongst a community whose leadership has systematically instructed them to fear those guys in long white robes with beards.
That and well, Costello really needs to bolster his bigot credentials lest Howard’s favoured successor, Tony Abbott (who according to Jim Saleam is affiliated with the KKK), steal his candidature from under his nose.
Maybe he could get Alexander Downer or Nick Minchin to introduce him to their mates from the Australian League of Rights and the John Birch Society.
Visit by Nazi hunter turns up information
23 February 2006
By REG PONNIAH
A visit to New Zealand to publicise the search for war criminals turned up information needing to be checked out, Israeli Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff says.
Dr Zuroff, a Simon Wiesenthal Centre Jerusalem office director, finished his three-day visit yesterday.
“Our primary purpose was to publicise Operation Last Chance which is our project to locate Nazi war criminals unknown to us,” he said.
He told NZPA he was very pleased with the response.
“We have already received a few e-mails and we have to check out the information.”
Dr Zuroff met Race Relations Conciliator Joris de Bres, and members of the Wellington and Auckland Jewish communities.
More than a decade ago, the centre sent 46 names of people living in New Zealand to the Government.
“Those were names of suspected war criminals who emigrated to New Zealand shortly after World War 2. They were submitted from 1989 to 1992.”
He said the Government investigated and had a police unit looking into the matter.
Many of the 46 people were found in New Zealand but the Government decided against any legal action, he said.
Other Anglo-Saxon democracies had found a way to bring these people to justice, he said.
There was no contact with the Government on his recent visit “as for the moment we did not have any specific suspects that we are dealing with in New Zealand”.
“If we uncover cases in New Zealand then we would meet government representatives to discuss the matter.”
The number of suspects living in New Zealand was small but it was possible that some of these individuals were involved in crime during the war, he said.
Dr Zuroff said he was able to reach a lot of people during his visit here.
“The question remains whether or not we will find any suspected Nazi war criminals whose cases require further attention.”
It was Dr Zuroff’s first visit to New Zealand. Further visits will depend on what information was received.
He said he and Mr de Bres discussed other matters, as the Simon Wiesenthal Centre was very involved in tolerance and education and in programmes to defuse racial and ethnic tensions.
“So it was important to meet Mr De Bres and exchange views and to invite him to visit the Simon Wiesenthal Museum in Los Angeles.”
Dr Zuroff left for Sydney yesterday.
From The Aus.
War crimes net tightens on Mladic
Peter Wilson, Zagreb, Croatia
February 23, 2006
EUROPE’S most-wanted war crimes suspect, Ratko Mladic, appeared yesterday to be nearing the end of a comfortable and audacious decade hiding out among his Serb supporters.
Serbia’s most credible media outlets reported that the former head of the Bosnian Serb army was about to be handed over to a UN-backed war crimes tribunal as Serbia faced a one-week deadline to produce the man accused of the slaughter of 8000 men and boys at Srebrenica.
War crimes investigators claim the Belgrade Government and army never really tried to capture Mladic and say any change in their attitude has only come about because of the threat that EU accession talks will end if he is not sent to the Hague court by next Tuesday.
Mladic’s continuing freedom is the main obstacle to Serbia’s EU ambitions, which are the key aim of the Serbian Government.
After years of denying it was allowing Mladic to remain free, Belgrade has been forced into a series of embarrassing admissions in recent weeks, including confirmation that for years it had allowed his son to keep drawing Mladic’s military pension to help finance his liberty.
Serbia’s most reliable and independent broadcaster, B92, reported yesterday that Mladic, 63, had been arrested in Serbia and was being transferred to the US military base at Tuzla in Bosnia to be flown to The Hague.
The same strategy was used in 2001 to send former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic to trial in The Hague, and B92 said the Government hoped Mladic’s emergence in Bosnia would allow it to rebut allegations he had been hiding in Serbia all along.
But government spokesman Srdjan Djuric vehemently denied Mladic had been captured.
“The news about Ratko Mladic is not correct,” Mr Djuric said. “It is a manipulation which damages the Government.”
However, other media outlets, including the official news agency Tanjug and the Bosnian Serb agency SRNA, backed the B92 report, saying Mladic had been arrested in Belgrade.
The privately owned Beta news agency said Mladic had been found on Cer Mountain, about 100km west of Belgrade on the border with Bosnia.
Well-connected political figures in Serbia told The Australian that if Mladic had not already been captured he was in his last days of freedom, despite the fact many Serbs see him as a hero of the war over the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.
Mladic was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in 1995, accused of genocide in the 3 1/2-year siege of Sarajevo, in which 12,000 civilians died, and for overseeing the massacre in the same year of unarmed Muslims in the UN-protected enclave of Srebrenica – the worst atrocity committed anywhere in Europe since World War II.
His former political leader, Radovan Karadzic, faces the same charges, but it is widely believed in the Balkans that Karadzic is dead or living overseas.
Mladic, on the other hand, has taunted his opponents with occasional public appearances.
He lived openly in Belgrade for more than six years after his indictment until Milosevic lost power, and he is then believed to have gone only partly underground with the help of former army colleagues.
Mladic would regularly appear in public to attend football matches, where he was mobbed by admiring Serbs, or for ostentatious dinner engagements.
The Government has admitted in recent weeks that Mladic was given government-funded medical treatment at a Belgrade hospital under three different names in the 1990s.
Defence Minister Zoran Stankovic says the Government is investigating more than 50 former soldiers suspected of helping Mladic evade capture, and that two of them have been arrested.
Mr Stankovic has admitted that Mladic’s military pension was being picked up by his son.
Mladic, Karadzic and four other Serbs are the only remaining fugitives from 161 people indicted by the tribunal over the Bosnian war, which claimed an estimated 200,000 lives and displaced half the country’s four million people.
The last remaining Croatian fugitive, General Ante Gotovina, was handed over in December, greatly increasing the pressure on Serbia to produce its own fugitives and hand them over to the tribunal in The Hague.
The Serbian Government conceded that an enormous amount was at stake in the EU talks and discussions over the future status of its UN-run province of Kosovo.
An adviser to Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica, Vladeta Jankovic, said Mladic’s handover was “almost a condition of survival” for the Government and the nation.
Liberal Party figure Urbanchich dies at 83
Thursday Feb 23 00:25 AEDT
Former Liberal Party branch president and accused Nazi collaborator Lyenko Urbanchich has died aged 83 after a battle with cancer.
Urbanchich headed an unofficial Liberal faction in Sydney during the 1970s and 1980s that became known as the Uglies.
Members of the Uglies were accused of holding anti-Semitic and racist views.
Urbanchich was president of the party’s Five Dock branch in 1974.
In 1979 allegations were made in an ABC documentary and in the NSW and federal parliaments that Urbanchich had been a Nazi collaborator and anti-Semitic propagandist for the Slovenian government during World War II.
The Slovenian painter and sculptor vigorously denied the claims at the time.
The Daily Telegraph reports Urbanchich died at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital.