Ron Paul’s neo-Nazi ties, Romney alliance exposed


When hacking activist group Anonymous began Operation Blitzkrieg - a mission to take down the white supremacist American Third Party - they were surprised by what they found: a direct connection with GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul.

A document dump currently made public on a site by Anonymous includes private forum messages, emails, and organizational notes by the neo-Nazi A3P. While sifting through this information, the hacktivists uncovered numerous links to Paul. The Republican presidential hopeful met with several A3P members on a regular basis, participated in conference calls with their board of directors, and utilized racists to bolster his presidential campaign.

Anonymous also hacked into the private email account of A3P webmaster Jamie Kelso - a former Scientologist and owner of several German Nazi forums. They found coordinated meetings between Kelso and Paul. One was in the form of a January 2011 email from Kelso to a fellow A3P member, in which Kelso stated, "I'm going to the Conservative Political Action Conference with Bill Johnson. Bill and I will be meeting with Ron and Rand Paul. I have a teleconference call with [them] tonight. Much more, later. Things are starting to happen, thanks to folks like you."

William Johnson, who Kelso mentioned, is a corporate lawyer and chairman of A3P. In 1985, he proposed a constitutional amendment that would revoke the U.S. citizenship of every non-white American.

"According to these messages, Ron Paul has regularly met with many A3P members, even engaging in conference calls with their board of directors," Anonymous declared in a statement. "Ron Paul's racist politics and affiliations are already well-known, being viciously anti-immigrant, anti-abortion, and against gay marriage - not to mention having authored the racist 'Ron Paul Papers,' and receiving financial support from other white power groups."

Though accusation of racist and Nazi ties have come Paul's way over the years, Paul has gone the predictable route in response, by issuing denials and feigning ignorance to any purported neo-Nazi connections.

And another of Paul's unpleasant alliances has come into the public spotlight - according to a report by the Washington Post, Paul has formed a strategic alliance with fellow GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

Indeed, while the current GOP candidates are constantly throwing verbal attacks at one another, Paul and Romney haven't really said a bad thing about each other. That's because they've been friends since 2008. But it's more than that.

This alliance is by and large a win-win scenario for either candidate: If Paul's bid for the presidency fails, Romney's presidency would allow for Paul to still have some degree of authoritative control - the ability to play a role in shaping policy, rather than mere opinion. For Romney's part, this would be a chance to gain extra support from the pro-Paul subgroups of the Republican Party, as well as many of Paul's supporters who would approve of this alliance. Essentially, accomodating Paul could unify Republican voters against President Obama.

What Paul will say in response to Anonymous' revelatory discovery about his racist connections is anyone's guess.

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  • It's sad that people listen to the propaganda of Ron Paul but fail to look at his record. He has sponsored 420 guns bills but not a single piece of legislation to actually help Americans.
    His record of racist activity is well documented, well reported and then denied by his supporters. Lies and distortions about Paul's activities abound and are sponsored by his campaign committee. They never miss an opportunity to distort or make up lies. An example of this is the widely reported claim that America's military overwhelmingly supports Ron Paul. The only basis for this claim is Paul's campaign committee, without any supporting documentation or data from other candidates. It's a lie that spreads like a virus.
    We now have delegate theft to add to Paul's crimes. Still on going the regimen is exactly that of Adolf Hitler in his rise to power.
    Ron Paul is truly America's Hitler.

    Posted by Spike_dawg, 05/09/2012 7:15pm (3 years ago)

  • The Romneys were/are literally in bed with the Nazis. Pop Romney got his start in politics working for Senator David Walsh who got busted while frequenting a gay whorehouse which was a front for a Nazi spy ring. Pop Romney was probably an extortionist not a lobbyist the whole time he worked at Alcoa and Alcoa was trading with the enemy.

    Alcoa sabotage of American war production had already cost the U.S. “10,000 fighters or 1,665 bombers,” according to Congressman Pierce of Oregon speaking in May 1941, because of “the effort to protect Alcoa’s monopolistic position.

    “If America loses this war,” said Secretary of the Interior (Harold) Ickes, June 26, 1941, “it can thank the Aluminum Corporation of America.”

    Posted by Kit Gainer, 04/10/2012 9:18pm (3 years ago)

  • This is a stupid arguement as just meeting does not mean much. At least compared with Obama, Ron Paul sounds better, in spite of some shortcomings in his policy, which I believe will be modified or moderated once he becomes president.

    Posted by kotoko, 02/05/2012 6:06pm (4 years ago)

  • Heres a good article about Ron Paul

    Posted by Sean Mulligan, 02/05/2012 2:07am (4 years ago)

  • Wow, do a story about Paul and here come the Ronbots! The thing is, we don't really need Anonymous to expose a "conspiracy" to show Paul's racism, we have his own newsletter. It's pretty disingenuous for him to say he didn't know what was in it-- he published it, his name's on it, some of the hateful articles in it are written in the first person! If he disagreed with them, why didn't he do something about it when they came out? Like issue a correction: "Sorry, I didn't mean to call MLK Day "Hate Whitey Day"?!

    Sure, he's against the Drug War. But would just legalizing drugs, while at the same time eliminating all social programs, do anything to improve society or address the root causes of drug abuse?

    Paul's championing of "states rights" would likely bring and end to the Civil Rights Act. Paul finds big chunks of modern life--such as having interstate highways--as "unconstitutional."

    I find the libertarian dystopia envisioned by Paul's dedicated legion of young white males very scary.

    Posted by Chris E., 02/04/2012 12:08pm (4 years ago)

  • This Author definitly hasnt checked any facts. Way to spin up false accusations. This is slander isnt it?

    Posted by RYan Ducken, 02/03/2012 3:39pm (4 years ago)

  • The Vancouver Observer has picked up on this and is reporting that the main people denying any support for or connection to Ron Paul are the very white supremacists whom are being cited in these emails (on second page of web article):

    Furthermore, the official Anonymous hacker group is denying that they conducted this hacking and it is not a part of their official Operation Blitzkrieg:

    As the VO summarizes, this appears to not be a legitimate hack by Anonymous exposing Ron Paul, but rather an effort by a group claiming to be Anonymous putting out false information in an attempt to discredit Ron Paul. Which somewhat makes sense: If you do a little research you can find that most of the individuals supposedly claiming to "campaigners" for Ron Paul aren't even affiliated with his campaign much less any of the grassroots organizations or Meetup groups in the areas these individuals claim to be working from. It all goes back to that article from the American Conservative - there is a very well coordinated effort from the GOP establishment to discredit Ron Paul as a racist in order to remove his signature positions, particularly his nonintervention foreign policy position, from being seriously discussed among the party:

    Posted by Zachariah Wiedeman, 02/03/2012 6:55am (4 years ago)

  • Interestingly enough, the ones who seem to be in denial about this are the authors of these forum posts (they are not emails which is being widely reported). I've been researching the topic and came across some white supremacy forums where the members of A3P have been quite actively denying the claims of these posts...

    Here is an interesting article published by Scott McConnell yesterday which very astutely sums up Ron Paul's political history, including the allegations of racism, and discusses what the motivation and strategy is behind these allegations. They seem to be the main thrust of credible criticisms against Ron Paul although they certainly cannot be said to be anywhere near the heart of his political platform:

    Posted by Zachariah Wiedeman, 02/03/2012 6:37am (4 years ago)

  • Id' have thought the fact that Ron Paul hasn't criticised Mitt Romney is because he is biding his time. Mitt has so much money and can buy ad time very easily, that Ron would struggle to hold this back. He is probably hoping Mitt will focus on Newt and get him out, as well as Santorum, and then when we get to the states with only Paul and Romney on the ballot, Paul will push in and try to win those states and try and tip public opinion in his favour. These are the only two candidates on every ballot in the country, so it's a long-term game that Ron Paul needs to play.

    Also, as Ron Paul is a conservative figure, he probably doesn't see Romney's supporters as being people to target, rather Santorum and Gingrich's fans might be people that can be swayed if Paul appears to be most conservative.

    Altogether, the likelihood of Paul working for a Romney administration seems extremely thin. On many issues they disagree heavily. And whilst I'm a Paul supporter, or current stats, I wouldn't say that reaching out to Ron Paul would unite the party, as half the party supports Gingrich or Santorum. So I think the reasons for Paul not attacking Romney might be a lot more tactical than you suggest.

    Posted by Christopher, 02/03/2012 4:58am (4 years ago)

  • I am contacting the FBI and reporting this and the handful of other sites promoting the terrorist groups writings because one of you clearly had contact and are conspiring with terrorists.

    Posted by busted, 02/03/2012 2:09am (4 years ago)

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