In other words, rather than admitting they have made a mistake, my former allies are pushing on ever deeper into the territory of far right Ethnic Nationalism.
Let us look at Jean-Marie Le Pen and learn a little bit about the kinds of alliances he forms:
The interview (click here to see video of the interview) brings up the participation of a Front National official in a recent white supremacist conference, an event which Monsieur Le Pen declares no knowledge of.
The conference was the 2005 American European Conference convened May 20 - 22 by David Duke and the Front National member who attended was Jean-Michel Girard (Directeur de cabinet des affaires étrangères de Front National).
The conference ended with a panel debate, which included the following speakers:
Kevin Alfred Strom - National Vanguard
Don Black - Stormfront
Nick Griffin - British National Party
David Duke - representing Euro
Paul Fromm - Canadian Association for Free Expression
Jean-Michel Girard - Front National
Lady Michele Renouf
Vávra Suk - Nationaldemokraterna
Furthermore David Duke also recollects the following on his website:
"Dr. Gollnisch introduced me to Jean Marie LePen, and LePen then also proudly introduced me around the EU Parliament and invited me to a private dinner that evening. LePen and I discussed almost every critical issue facing our people. I can assure you that he is as fully knowledgable and committed as I am on the issues dear to my heart. We formed a friendship and understanding that has endured to this day, and I believe it will continue after he is, as we hope, elected France’s next president."
- - The Official Website of Representative David Duke, PhD » Interview with EU Parliamentarian Bruno Gollnisch
Charles, at Little Green Footballs, posts additional information on the same subject, and adds this bit of editorializing:
It’s political suicide for US counter-jihadists to make alliances with these kinds of people, and those bloggers who are throwing their wholehearted support behind these groups will regret it.
I wish I could say, along with Charles, that these people will regret their actions. Not that I want to watch them suffer, but that I would like to see this resolved before the inevitable pain such alliances will cause really kicks in.
But, considering the nature of this war, and the time it will take for this history to unfold, I expect they will go to their graves believing they did the right thing. Some years after they are dead, historians will look at the record and their contributions will be noted.
They won't know what hit 'em.