Far right 'imagination'…

A FAR-right group linked to Combat 18 seems to have taken the inspiration for its name from the alphabet soup of loyalist paramilitarism.

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  • Young Fogey

    Combat 18 hasn’t existed in real life for about 7 years now, and they had been in decline since the mid-90s anyway.

    They were riddled with informers and to a high degree controlled by Special Branch and MI5 anyway.

  • Dualta

    The UDA in North Antrim and Londonderry have organised within their ranks a chapter of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
    The chief pointy hat of this chapter is none other than the local brigadier himself, known as ‘The Mexican’.
    This is no fantasy. They have even published a photograph and article in their magazine, Warrior (Summer 2002), showing a man in full Klan regalia, standing in front of a burning cross as evidence of the group’s existence.
    This article was produced as evidence of an attack, by KKK members, on a house occupied by a non-white man in Bushmills which had been earlier reported in a Coleraine newspaper, but dismissed by the local DUP.
    This brigade holds its formallinks with a klan faction in America dearly. There have been visits. Its members also enjoy links with far-right organisations across Europe, including in the former-Yugoslavia where they have forged links with Serbian far-right groups, one of which is the Whites Tigers, the paramilitary group once headed by Arkan, the notorious war criminal from the Balkans war.

  • Concerned Loyalist

    Dualta,
    I’m a loyalist who lives in the North-Antrim/Londonderry UDA Brigade area and I can categorically deny suggestions that the UDA have formal links with ANY racist organisation.

    If the brigade supported Combat 18, why would they erect Israeli flags in loyalist areas like the Fountain, which is under the geographical remit of the UDA’s 1st Battalion, Londonderry, of the 7 Battalions in the Brigade. Neo-Nazis hate the Jewish people! I’ve also read reports that say Combat 18 stated on their website that they could no longer support Ulster Loyalism if they used “Zionist” symbols!

  • Concerned Loyalist

    Dualta,
    I’m a loyalist who lives in the North-Antrim/Londonderry UDA Brigade area and I can categorically deny suggestions that the UDA have formal links with ANY racist organisation.

    If the brigade supported Combat 18, why would they erect Israeli flags in loyalist areas like the Fountain, which is under the geographical remit of the UDA’s 1st Battalion, Londonderry, of the 7 Battalions in the Brigade. Neo-Nazis hate the Jewish people! I’ve also read reports that say Combat 18 stated on their website that they could no longer support Ulster Loyalism if they used “Zionist” symbols!

  • Concerned Loyalist

    Dualta,
    I’m a loyalist who lives in the North-Antrim/Londonderry UDA Brigade area and I can categorically deny suggestions that the UDA have formal links with ANY racist organisation.

    If the brigade supported Combat 18, why would they erect Israeli flags in loyalist areas like the Fountain, which is under the geographical remit of the UDA’s 1st Battalion, Londonderry, of the 7 Battalions in the Brigade. Neo-Nazis hate the Jewish people! I’ve also read reports that say Combat 18 stated on their website that they could no longer support Ulster Loyalism if they used “Zionist” symbols!

  • Dualta

    Concerned Loyalist,
    Your denial doesn’t wash with me nor should it wash with anyone else. I’m not one for posting such allegations without firm proof.

    One only needs to flick through the pages of the Warrior magazine to see that the NALB hold deep-rooted racist beliefs.

    That said, I certainly have not arrived at these facts simply my flicking through Warrior. What is have posted here is based upon well established facts.

    Lastly, the Mexican himself is very open about his racist views, amongst his own, mind you. I am also led to believe that he has also expressed his deep annoyance at the flying of the Israeli flag in his brigade area.

    What I have posted here has been, to a large degree, in the national press and it was intriging to note that there was silence from those who would usually defend the NALB publically.

  • dandy

    Bit of a joke, these drug gangs trying to operate in ‘brigade areas’ etc…

    The Mexican, the ‘bling’ brigadeer, the ‘bacardi’ brigadeer

    Very militaristic !!!

    Pass the joint, sir !

  • Concerned Loyalist

    Dualta,
    From what sources do you derive this misinformation? I am a Loyalist, not a racist, and the UDA as an organisation are not racist either. If there are members who believe in white supremacy that is a matter for them and although I don’t agree with it, each individual has their own personal ideology.

    I hate to disappoint you, but racism is not widespread within the UDA,and is the EXCEPTION rather than the rule…

  • circles

    Are you speaking on behalf of the UDA now CL?
    If so then could we have a real statement issued to the national press condemning all racist attacks from the UDA?
    If not then please stop throwing your blanket generalisations around – it is just your opinion, not a fact.

  • Concerned Loyalist

    I read an article in the “Letters To Editor” section of “Warrior” last year in which a person described how they had watched the “Who You Calling A Nigger” documentary on Channel 4 last year, where he articulated the fact that he felt the racism betweeen Bangladeshi and African British shown in the programme was as bad as any between whites and blacks and felt it could develop into a situation like Northern Ireland between Protestants and Roman Catholics, unless the authorities took steps to stop it…

    That is the only article that I can remember that even touches on racial issues, and that was in the letters section, which doesn’t reflect the views of the Editor anyway, as is clearly highlighted at the front of the magazine!

  • circles

    So what anout the summer 2002 edition with the Mexican and the burning cross?

  • Dread Cthulhu

    CL: “From what sources do you derive this misinformation? I am a Loyalist, not a racist, and the UDA as an organisation are not racist either. If there are members who believe in white supremacy that is a matter for them and although I don’t agree with it, each individual has their own personal ideology.”

    Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas, CL. the fact that they are tolerated within the organization at all is a reflection of the mores and beliefs of the UDA.

    Since Nationalist organizations are judged by their worst exponents, as you can see on other threads of this blog, why is it improper to judge the UDA (or any other Loyalist organization, for that matter), using the same methodology? Crimiinality within PIRA allows the painting of the organization as “the RAFIA”, from pillar to post, but racist, thuggish UDA are simply “bad apples who do not reflect on the organization as a whole??”

  • Dualta

    Concerned Loylalist,
    You obviously haven’t read the Summer 2002 edition which I referred to earlier. I accept that the NALB is now taking advice from a more media savvy individual, but rest assured that my sources are impeccable and I’m hardly going to reveal them to you or to anyone else.

    If Mick is indeed kind enough, I’ll even post a scanned picture of the KKK article and a copy of the ORIGINAL UDA klansman photograph.

    The North Antrim and Londonderry Brigade of the UDA is seeped in racism. It’s up to its proverbial neck in it, as are many other Loyalist groupings in this sad excuse for a country.