[Marxism] "How Putin's Favorite Motorcycle Gang Infiltrated NATO"

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 03:24:46 MDT 2018


"Since Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014, Europe has been on high alert
against further Russian aggression, with military planners conducting joint
exercises and calling for increased military spending. This summer,
however, Moscow’s hybrid war on the West took an unexpected twist: a
pro-Russian paramilitary established a base, disguised as a biker gang
headquarters, a little over an hour from Bratislava, Slovakia—well within
the borders of NATO itself.

In July 2018, the Slovak press reported
<https://spravy.pravda.sk/domace/clanok/477601-sef-ustavu-ktory-nocnym-vlkom-pozical-vojensku-techniku-respektuje-gajdosove-rozhodnutie/>
that
the Night Wolves, a nationalist Russian biker gang, had created an official
European base of operations in the village of Dolna Krupa on a site owned
by Jozef Hambalek, an entrepreneur with ties to right-wing Slovak militias.
The base probably would have escaped international attention if not for
aerial footage, published in the Slovak press, that showed not just
motorcycles but tanks and armored personnel carriers, which Hambalek had
borrowed from the Slovak Institute of Military History on the pretext of
establishing a military history museum. (The director of the institute, who
claimed that he was duped, was relieved of his post.)"

Another example of why the working class - and socialists within the
working class - cannot support every opponent of US imperialism. No more
than we could have supported Hitler and Mussolini.


https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russian-federation/2018-10-15/how-putins-favorite-biker-gang-infiltrated-nato?cid=nlc-fa_twofa-20181018

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