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“National Alliance Implodes:” Racist Leaders Reject NA Chairman Will Williams’ Excuses while Questioning His Judgment and Temperament
“The National Alliance Implodes” was the title of a thread started on the racist Web forum, Stormfront, last Friday directing readers to the SPLC’s recent report on the financial problems facing the long-decaying neo-Nazi group. The provocative title and the fact that it was posted by former National Alliance (NA) member James Baker, AKA “Jackboot,” the chief of staff of the racist forum, probably guaranteed viewer interest over the Memorial Day weekend.
It’s been among the hottest, most-viewed threads on the hate forum for days. With more than 4,000 views within the first 24 hours and more than 10,000 by Sunday night, the majority of Stormfront users are probably now familiar with the allegations of embezzlement and tax fraud made by the NA’S accountant.
Within hours, Stormfront founder and former Klansman, Don Black, chimed in on the thread and openly questioned self-proclaimed NA Chairman Will Williams’ judgment in giving accountant Randolph Dilloway access to the NA’s most sensitive financial documents for five months starting last winter.
“I’m surprised Will would have trusted him,” Black wrote. “Will had once tried to register Dilloway for our Stormfront Smoky Mountain Summit, but he was understanding when I told him why Dilloway wasn’t welcome.”
“But it looks like Will did trust him with the keys.”
The neo-Nazi Vanguard News Network (VNN) founder, Alex Linder, was even less sympathetic. His scathing remarks about Williams’ judgment and excuse making in the aftermath of the SPLC report were posted Saturday. He basically called Williams a liar.
“SPLC says he had unrestricted access to files. Perhaps SPLC is lying. But SPLC has also published an executive flow chart naming most of the top NA people. I don’t find Williams’ claim plausible,” Linder wrote. “The guy lives on site for months, is the only one Williams can find, but he doesn’t know anything about current or even recent NA members. How likely is it that what Williams says is true? In my estimation it’s unlikely.”
“Stromesque” Damage Control
It took more than 18 hours for Williams to reply on the Stormfront thread and when he did, Williams went with the Kevin Strom strategy and basically denied everything (Strom pleaded guilty to possession of child porn in 2008 but has spent years now denying his crime). Williams specifically denied Dilloway was hired to perform an audit of the NA’s books, though he published on Stormfront a section of Dilloway’s “Employment Contract” where he admitted Dilloway was hired for maintenance and “bookkeeping.” Williams wrote:
“The Employer [me] agrees to employ the Employee [Randolph Lynn Dilloway] as a maintenance/repair. The Employee will be expected to perform the following duties: Building repair, maintenance and cleaning, landscaping as required. Some bookkeeping.”
The reference to “some bookkeeping,” though minimized in Williams’ post, clarifies that Dilloway did indeed have legal access to the organization’s books. Williams’ denials on Stormfront and in his VNN reply that Dilloway never did any work as a “forensic accountant” for the Alliance also includes his legally foolish admission that there are, in fact, serious financial irregularities with the corporation Williams now heads.
“All of the ‘financial improprieties’ Dilloway ran to SPLC with were from Gliebe’s and Walker’s era, not mine,” wrote Williams. “I was charged as Alliance Chairman with sorting the mess out which is exactly what I was doing. Dilloway was not hired as a ‘Forensic Accountant’ to investigate anything, as SPLC claims.”
Regardless of Williams’ weak denials, the term “forensic accountant” was first used by Williams himself more than three months ago when he described Dilloway’s efforts on the compound as a “yeomanly job of forensic accounting.”
In a Feb. 11, 2015, email to Dilloway and to his attorney, Timothy Kalamaros, regarding making a criminal complaint against former Alliance business manager, Patrick Martin, Williams also made clear his willingness to inform on Martin to the Internal Revenue Service for “obvious embezzlement.”
“Tim, Randolph is doing a yeomanly job of tedious forensic accounting, digging through all that we were left (returns, statements, invoices, etc.). We can’t get the Pocahontas DA to go after Martin criminally, but we can make life uncomfortable for him, having to explain his obvious embezzlement of funds to the IRS.”
The notion that a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi “leader” would turn in a fellow racist to the IRS further supports the long-held maxim in federal law enforcement that most of the criminal cases made against white supremacists are based on information provided by the racists themselves.
In the same February email Williams clarified he was still using convicted swindler, Thomas Padgett, to do the NA’s taxes and would seek to put the blame for the alleged financial fraud on former NA Chairman Shaun Walker and Martin. Williams wrote: “I’ll talk again to Tom Padgett again [sic] who I feel will support our efforts to dig out of this IRS crater. He could only file returns from what Martin provided to him.
A man who led a Christian Identity cult and was involved in two torture murders in 1985 died over the weekend of apparent natural causes while he waited on death row in the Nebraska state prison system.
Michael W. Ryan, 66, a one-time follower of Posse Comitatus leader James Wickstrom, died Sunday evening at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution where he had been since 2001 when death row inmates were moved there from the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
Ryan had been undergoing treatment for terminal brain cancer, the newspaper reported.
Ryan was sentenced to death for the 1985 sexual torture and mutilation murder of 27-year-old cult follower James Thimm and 5-year-old Luke Stice. Their bodies were discovered that same year in shallow graves by authorities during a raid of the cult’s compound, set up on a pig farm in Rulo, Neb. ( continue to full post… )
Frazier Glenn Miller, the longtime neo-Nazi accused of killing three people last spring at two Jewish facilities in suburban Kansas City, fired his team of experienced lawyers during a testy status hearing in the case on Thursday.
Miller, who is 74 and in poor health, told the presiding Johnson County, Kan., District Court judge that he thought representing himself was “the only damn way” he would be allowed to say what he wanted during his upcoming capital murder trial, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
Miller, who suffers from chronic emphysema, was seated in a wheel chair with an oxygen tank at his side in court Thursday, as the judge cautioned Miller against representing himself in such a complicated proceeding.
“It’s my life and I’ll do as I please,” Miller said, according to The Kansas City Star. “The death penalty don’t bother me.”
After he has his say at the trial scheduled to begin Aug. 17, Miller told the judge, he “might climb up on the gurney and stick the needle in, myself.”
Miller is accused of gunning down William Corporon, 69, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Underwood, in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., on April 13, 2014. Corporon had taken his grandson to the center to audition for a singing contest. Minutes later, prosecutors say, Miller shot and killed Terri LaManno, 53, outside of the Village Shalom care center, where she had gone to visit her mother.
Miller has said he drove from his home in Aurora, Mo., to Overland Park with one goal in mind: killing Jews. He told The Kansas City Star last November that he was convinced he was dying and wanted to “make damned sure I killed some Jews or attacked the Jews before I died.”
None of the three people killed that Sunday in April was Jewish.
The status hearing began with the Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe telling the judge that Miller’s court-appointed lawyers had twice told prosecutors that the elderly white supremacist would plead guilty in exchange for taking the death penalty off the table. The state declined both times, including the defense’s most recent offer on May 6, according to the Star. Moments later, Miller shouted that he was firing his attorneys and wished to represent himself. The judge, Kelly Ryan, called a recess to give Miller and his attorneys time to discuss the issue in private. When court resumed, Miller said he still wanted to represent himself.
Judge Ryan warned Miller that he would be held to the same standards and rules as a licensed attorney. He asked Miller if he thought he was competent to do so.
“My IQ is probably higher than yours,” Miller replied, according to the Star.
The judge asked Miller’s now fired attorney, Mark Manna, if he would remain in the case on a stand-by basis to assist Miller or if need be to take over again. Manna agreed to do so and the judge granted Miller’s request.
The next hearing in the case is scheduled on June 10.
It should be an interesting summer with Miller in charge of his own defense once his trial begins. According to the Star, Miller said one witness he intends to call is actor Mel Gibson.
Authorities in Colorado have arrested a 32-year-old man on hate crime-related charges for sending white powder envelopes deemed as threats to two Jewish organizations during Passover last month.
Jeffrey Thomas Klinkel, of Boulder, Colo., has been charged with two counts of felony menacing, two counts of interfering with an educational institution and two counts of using a hoax explosive or biological weapon. Following his arrest on Thursday, he also was charged with a failure-to-appear warrant related to a previous criminal case in Erie, Colo., jail records show.
The charges are related to letters containing white powder sent in early April, during Passover, to the Boulder Jewish Community Center and Congregation Har HaShem, a Jewish place of worship in Boulder, authorities say.
The threat letters resulted in the evacuations of a dozen children from the Jewish Center and a response by the Boulder County hazmat team, according to media reports.
The note in the envelope delivered to the Jewish Community Center said: “This Goyim is enjoying the blood of her enemies for Passover,” according to court documents. A similar note accompanied the envelope sent to Congregation Har HaShem.
The white powder in both envelopes was corn starch, the Boulder Daily Camera reported. A forensic examination also turned up Klinkel’s fingerprint on both letters, charging documents say.
Investigators searched Klinkel’s parents’ home, where he sometimes lived, and recovered books covering “multiple religious views and conspiracy theories,” the Colorado Spring Gazette reported. Authorities didn’t immediately return telephone calls Monday from Hatewatch, seeking additional details.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder City Police, U.S. Postal Inspectors and the FBI jointly handled the investigation.
Scott L. Levin, Mountain States Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League, issued a statement commending investigators for their inter-agency cooperation that led to the suspect’s arrest.
“We hope that in the coming days as formal charges are brought against him, that the Boulder District Attorney will also issue bias-motivated charges if they are found to be warranted,” Levin said.
“While we are relieved that no one was harmed, Levin said, the letters “were clearly sent to scare the staff, members and others who may visit these institutions. These incidents serve as a reminder that we must all be vigilant about security.”
It appears that Jeff Rense’s radio show has been pulled from the line up of the Global Star Radio Network (GSR), which provided Rense with access to the Galaxy 19 satellite. As of today, Rense’s program is no longer listed as being aired, according to the GSR schedule (SPLC will verify whether the program has stopped broadcasting by listening to the satellite feed). Also, none of the other programs that run on Rense Radio Network, such as The Pete Santilli Show, appear any longer on GSR’s schedule.
GSR’s satellite had streamed the programming across North America. Yesterday, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) contacted GSR to ask whether they were concerned about running Rense’s program on Galaxy 19. That satellite is owned by Intelsat, which is headquartered in Luxembourg. That country has a law against Holocaust denial, an activity that Rense regularly engages in. GSR did not respond to the SPLC’s emails. ( continue to full post… )
Putting The Cart Before The Courts: Robert Ransdell Announces Forthcoming Move to National Alliance Compound
Former National Alliance (NA) Cincinnati chapter coordinator and current National Alliance Reform & Restoration Group (NARRG) unit coordinator Robert Ransdell announced on Sunday that he would be the first member of NARRG to return to the NA compound in Mill Point, W. Va.
There’s just one problem though. The property doesn’t belong to NARRG, at least not yet.
NARRG is currently embroiled in a $2 million civil lawsuit against the NA’s last chairman, Erich Josef Gliebe, and has hopes to reclaim both the organization and the West Virginia compound. However, much to the chagrin of NARRG’s leadership, which continues to spend tens of thousands of dollars on legal fees, another former NA member, Will Williams, has already quietly negotiated Gliebe’s resignation and the transfer of the NA to himself.
Despite these revelations, NARRG’s lawsuit continues to target Gliebe and several other former and current NA board members. The group’s leadership, at least publicly, remains confident in its case despite the fact that Williams has initiated the restoration of the compound, which had fallen into disrepair during Gliebe’s tenure.
Ransdell made headlines last Fall in Ohio and Kentucky during a failed campaign for a United States Senate seat in Kentucky with the slogan, “With Jews, We Lose!” His campaign featured a stop at the University of Kentucky where he was removed from the stage at a Constitution Day event after delivering an impromptu white nationalist screed to an audience filled with high school and college students. ( continue to full post… )
Editors’ Note: This story has been updated to correct that Pat Buchanan has written for American Free Press before.
Pat Buchanan, the former presidential candidate and Reagan staffer, has once again thrown his lot in with professional anti-Semites.
On April 25, a column penned by Buchanan ran as an advertised exclusive to the American Free Press, a publication put out by Holocaust denier and longtime anti-Semite Willis Carto. Carto founded the anti-Semitic Liberty Lobby in offices not far from the White House, created the first Holocaust denial outfit Institute for Historical Review, and still publishes a denial magazine, Barnes Review. In general, the Press carries stories on Zionism, secret “New World Order” conspiracies, American Jews and Israel.
Old, sick and and behind bars for more than a year, neo-Nazi and accused triple-murderer Frazier Glenn Miller is apparently ready to officially confess at least some of his crimes and sins.
In a telephone call from jail on Monday, Miller, 74, reportedly told The Associated Press (AP) that he now intends to plead guilty to killing three people at two Jewish facilities in suburban Kansas City last spring. The rampage ended with the longtime white supremacist handcuffed in the back of a police car, screaming, “Heil Hitler.”
Miller, who suffers from chronic emphysema, told the AP he had wanted to go to trial quickly so he could explain in open court – more like rant and rave – the motive for his attack on three unarmed people, including an elderly man and his 14-year-old grandson. ( continue to full post… )
Today, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report on the Rense Radio Network and its owner, Jeff Rense. Rense, whose network hosts radio shows by former Klansmen David Duke and Don Black, has become increasingly anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi. This ugly turn to preaching hate hit a milestone last Monday when Rense.com celebrated Adolf Hitler’s birthday by posting a laudatory paean to Hitler that praised the genocidal leader for “standing up to International Jewry.”
The SPLC’s report looks at Rense’s anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, the extremist guests featured on his own radio program and the advertisers whose products make Rense Radio Network possible. It is accompanied by a selection of audio excerpts from Rense’s own radio program that document the program’s anti-Semitism and extremism.
Jeff Rense, owner of the Rense Radio Network, hosts radio programs by well known racists and anti-Semites, including former Klansmen Don Black and David Duke. But Rense is not just the CEO of a hate radio empire, but a fellow ideological traveler and a self-professed friend of many extremists. He frequently hosts anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers on his own radio show, often endorsing their opinions.
Jeff Rense regarding his relationship to David Duke: “I wanna bring on at this hour a very good friend of mine for a long time. Without question all of you know his name. Many of you fortunately know of his brave and valiant work. He is one of the great patriots in the history of this country. For all peoples, ALL peoples.”
Jeff Rense praising Duke’s anti-Semitic propaganda: “[Your videos] are without question the most brilliantly conceived and executed videos I have ever some across exposing the truth of Zionism as racism and the tribal effort to continue to subjugate and crush the western world and if you talk about ISIS, don’t forget, Zionism is right in the midst of the construct called ISISm or ISIS and they are trying to eradicate all remnants, all forms, all remnants of Christianity from Iraq, just for starters.”
Duke on Israeli support of ISIS: “Israel has supported the ISIS movement, has supported even al Qaeda and I don’t know of any better and more powerful truth that Americans no longer control America but these Jewish extremists, these Zionists control America…”
Interview on May 13, 2010, with Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, the first radio interview Zundel gave after his release on March 1, 2010 from a German prison where he served nearly three years for contravening Germany’s hate speech laws against inciting racial hatred.
Jeff Rense described Zundel as his “his friend” and “the world’s most famous political prisoner.” He also said Zundel is “a true visionary and an amazing journalist” and that Zundel sent him letters as well as watercolor paintings from prison.
Rense stated, “The letters that you sent me are very much treasured and the littler watercolors as well, and I want to thank you for that.”
On the show, Zundel proclaimed, “I knew that I was innocent.”
Rense agreed: “You were innocent, you are innocent, you always will be innocent. This was beyond an outrage.”
Interview on Jan. 16, 2015, with Harry Cooper, owner of Sharkhunters International, a travel outfit that takes neo-Nazis and others on celebratory trips to visit Nazi sites, and David Dees, an anti-Semitic illustrator whose “art” is frequently featured on rense.com. Dees most recent notable piece was a graphic paean to Hitler on rense.com that wished the genocidal leader of the Nazi party a “Happy Birthday” on April 20, 2015. Cooper is a regular guest on Rense the third Friday of every month and Rense serves on the Sharkhunters board according to Cooper.
Rense minimizing the Holocaust: “It’s a very, very sad story of massive brainwashing that has gone on for 60 years plus, and it’s not going to change. They’re teaching Holocaust history now in primary schools around the United States and in Europe and it’s only going to continue to get worse. No one defends the Holocaust, whatever it really was. No one defends picking up hundreds of thousands of people, maybe a couple of million, putting them in work camps, otherwise displacing them, taking their possessions, that’s not okay. That doesn’t work for me, but to lie about something and then capitalize on it and make trillions of dollars on it ultimately, doesn’t work for me either. Now somewhere in between there is the truth and it’s up to you to try and figure that out.”
Dees denying the Holocaust: “Also during the war, you know, they, the Americans and the Brits also flew over looking for any…also they bombed Germany back into the Stone Age. They dropped 75-100 percent more bombs on Germany than Germany was able to drop on England. But they also flew over Germany and took these incredible photographs, detailed photographs looking for targets and they were well aware of the concentration camps and all these photographs, there’s not a single one that has anything to do with mass graves. There were no mass graves, there was nothing that would give you evidence that any bodies were being burned, there was no people lined up and they had all these photographs and they never talk about the fact that there’s not one single photograph or any evidence of a Holocaust of a gas chamber that was being used to destroy people.”
Rense minimizing the Holocaust: “Yes, there were dead bodies in the camps, I must say David, but they died of typhus and starvation. Many of the other bodies shown as ‘allegedly Jews’ are actually Germans immolated in Dresden for example, piles and piles of bodies its just…you gotta hand it to them, they’re very cleaver.”
Marrs on Jewish people: “The Jews cannot administer a country, they don’t know how to run a country, all they are, well they’re just plain, well, you know, they’re parasites. They can get into a country and take over its financial system, and use the propaganda organs of a country, but they really don’t know how to administer for the good of the people. They cannot even administer the economy in the nation of Israel today.”
Rense agrees: “It’s greed. And lust for self, that’s what it is.”