Neo Nazis to rally for Ahmadinejad

Normally, the latest anti-American leader on the block becomes the poster-boy for infantile America haters—see Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Hugo Chavez et al—but not Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He’s too radioactive even for the most rabid elements of the Western left. Ahmadinejad does have some friends in the West though: German neo-Nazis. According to ...

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Normally, the latest anti-American leader on the block becomes the poster-boy for infantile America haters—see Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Hugo Chavez et al—but not Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He's too radioactive even for the most rabid elements of the Western left.

Ahmadinejad does have some friends in the West though: German neo-Nazis. According to Der Spiegel, they’re planning pro-Iran, anti-Semitic, white supremacist demonstrations for the Iran-Angola game at this summer’s World Cup.

The march, inspired by the worst of motives, might actually serve a useful purpose: Stiffening Europe’s resolve to prevent Iran from going nuclear in much the way that Ahmadinejad’s wipe Israel off the map outbursts did.

Normally, the latest anti-American leader on the block becomes the poster-boy for infantile America haters—see Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Hugo Chavez et al—but not Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He’s too radioactive even for the most rabid elements of the Western left.

Ahmadinejad does have some friends in the West though: German neo-Nazis. According to Der Spiegel, they’re planning pro-Iran, anti-Semitic, white supremacist demonstrations for the Iran-Angola game at this summer’s World Cup.

The march, inspired by the worst of motives, might actually serve a useful purpose: Stiffening Europe’s resolve to prevent Iran from going nuclear in much the way that Ahmadinejad’s wipe Israel off the map outbursts did.

James Forsyth is assistant editor at Foreign Policy.

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