Monday, August 27, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Viva La Muerte! - The Life of José Millán Astray

Biography taken from : Spartacus Educational

Millán Astray, the son of a lawyer, was born in La Coruña, Spain, on 5th July 1879. Astray entered the Infantry Academy in Toledo on 30th August 1894 and graduated as a second lieutenant two years later. After spending six months in an infantry regiment stationed in Madrid he went to the Escuela Superior de Guerra to study for the general staff diploma.

In November 1896 Astray left his course in order to volunteer for active service in the Philippines where a nationalist rebellion against Spanish rule was taking place. The following month he became a national hero when he successfully led thirty men against two thousand rebels at San Rafael.

After winning three medals for bravery, Astray returned to the Escuela Superior de Guerra in June 1897. He graduated in 1899 and by January 1905 had reached the rank of captain.

In 1910 Astray joined the staff of the Infantry Academy of Toledo where he taught military history and tactics. He missed the excitement of warfare and in August 1912 he was transferred to Morroco. Astray remained in Africa until 1917 when he returned to Madrid. The following year he began to argue that Spain needed a mercenary army to serve in Spain's colonies. Tovar Marcoleta liked the idea and in 1919 sent him to study the French Foreign Legion in Algeria.

Astray was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and in January 1920 was named head of the Spanish Foreign Legion (Tercio de Extranjeros). He appointed Francisco Franco as his second in command. The first volunteers arrived in Ceuta in October 1920. Astray told his new recruits "you have lifted yourselves from among the dead - for don't forget that you were dead, that your lives were over. You have come here to live a new life for which you must pay with death. You have come here to die. Since you crossed the Straits, you have no mother, no girlfriend, no family; from today all that will be provided by the Legion." Astray added: "Death in combat is the greatest honour. You die only once. Death arrives without pain and is not so terrible as it seems. The most horrible thing is to live as a coward."

The Tercio de Extranjeros quickly developed a reputation for brutality. Astray and Franco encouraged the killing and mutilation of prisoners. Arturo Barea, who served under Astray in Morroco in 1921, later wrote: "When it attacked, the Tercio knew no limits to its vengeance. When it left a village, nothing remained but fires and the corpses of men, women and children."

Astray insisted on leading his men into battle. On 17th September 1921 he was hit in the chest by an enemy bullet. He returned to action three weeks later and on 10th January 1922 he received a bad leg wound.

 In 1923 Astray was replaced by Francisco Franco as commander of the Tercio de Extranjeros. Astray was sent to France to study the organization of the French Army. The following year he joined the staff of the High Commissioner in Morroco. On 26th October 1924 he was ambushed by local rebels and his wounds led to him having his left arm amputated.

Astray returned as commander of the Tercio de Extranjeros in February 1926. He continued to lead his men into battle and the following month he lost his right eye when a bullet hit him in the face. In June 1927 he was promoted to Brigadier General and was given command of the Ceuta-Tetuán district. In January 1930 he was attached to the Ministry of War and eventually became a member of the Supreme War Council.

Astray held extreme right-wing political opinions. He fully supported the dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera and was dismayed by the abdication of Alfonso XIII and the establishment of a Republican government. In October 1934 he supervised the use of the Tercio de Extranjeros to repress the left-wing insurrection in Asturias. He later told a journalist that he was involved "a frontier war against socialism, communism and whatever attacks civilization in order to replace it with barbarism".

Involved in the military uprising against the Popular Front government in July 1936. On the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War Astray was recruited by General Francisco Franco to join his staff in Seville. Soon afterwards he was placed in charge of the Nationalist propaganda operation. Astray also played an important role in persuading other senior officers that Franco should become commander of the Nationalist Army and chief of state of Spain. In his speeches Astray openly claimed that he wanted to establish a fascist government in Spain.

At a speech in Salamanca on 12th October 1936 he told the audience: "Catalonia and the Basque Country are two cancers in the body of the nation! Fascism, Spain's remedy, comes to exterminate them, slicing healthy, living flesh like a scalpel."

During the Second World War Astray was a great supporter of Nazi Germany. He encouraged men to join the Blue Division that fought with the German Army on the Eastern Front. Astray hoped that an Axis victory would lead to a new Spanish Empire in Africa. After the war Astray went into retirement. Millán Astray died of a heart-attack on 1st January 1954.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Art of William Blake

Richard III and The Ghosts

Satan In His Original Glory

Death on a Pale Horse

The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing

Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims

Prometheus Bound


The Night of Enitharmon's Joy

Ancient of Days

Satan, Sin, and Death: Satan Comes to the Gates of Hell

The Angel of The Revelation

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Warm Welcome...

Some weeks ago in the island of Paros, a 15-years old Greek girl was found at the rocks near the cost, brutally beaten and raped. After some search and with the help of local people police arrested a Pakistani (How suprizing!) which later he confessed that it was him who did it.

At the 7th of August, police made the transfer of the Pakistani from the island of Syros to the port of Piraeus. Local people informed Golden Dawn about it , so G.D. members were waiting the ship to arrive so to give to the Pakistani a warm welcome. Unfortunately , someone informed Police as well, so the Police cars who carrying the Pakistani speed up when the members of GD entered in the ship.

Here is a video from the local news which shows live this warm welcome.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hellas - The Vanguard of Europe

September of 480 BC After the battle of Salamis, and destruction of the Persian fleet. General, and leader of Greek forces Themistocles proposed that the remaining Persian ships who run away must be hunted down and the Greek Army must cut down their passage to Asia who was at a place named Hellespont. Spartan Admiral Euriviades totally opposed to the proposition of Themistocles because if the bridge of the Persian army will be burned, this will be a big danger for Europe and the European Nations as the Asiatics will flood Europe. This proves that the Greeks of that time was fully aware for what their were fighting for, and that was not only for Hellas but also for the rest of Europe as well.

"Next day the Greeks, seeing the land force of the barbarians encamped in the same place, thought that their ships must still be lying at Phalerum; and, expecting another attack from that quarter, made preparations to defend themselves. Soon however news came that the ships were all departed and gone away; whereupon it was instantly resolved to make sail in pursuit. They went as far as Andros; but, seeing nothing of the Persian fleet, they stopped at that place, and held a council of war. At this council Themistocles advised that the Greeks should follow on through the islands, still pressing the pursuit, and making all haste to the Hellespont, there to break down the bridges. Eurybiades, however, delivered a contrary opinion. "If," he said, "the Greeks should break down the bridges, it would be the worst thing that could possibly happen for Greece. The Persian, supposing that his retreat were cut off, and he compelled to remain in Europe, would be sure never to give them any peace. Inaction on his part would ruin all his affairs, and leave him no chance of ever getting back to Asia - nay, would even cause his army to perish by famine: whereas, if he bestirred himself, and acted vigorously, it was likely that the whole of Europe would in course of time become subject to him; since, by degrees, the various towns and tribes would either fall before his arms, or else agree to terms of submission; and in this way, his troops would find food sufficient for them, since each year the Greek harvest would be theirs. As it was, the Persian, because he had lost the sea-fight, intended evidently to remain no longer in Europe. The Greeks ought to let him depart; and when he was gone from among them, and had returned into his own country, then would be the time for them to contend with him for the possession of that."
The other captains of the Peloponnesians declared themselves of the same mind."

HERODOTUS Book VIII , Chapter 108

P.S. Note that here in the English translation of Herodotus it writes "Tribes". In the original text Herodotus use the word "Εθνεα" which in English translation means "Nations". So thats a mistake by the translator. But wait! Its not the European Nations a fabricated term that maded after the so-called "French" Revolution and the "enlightment"? Remind that next time to your marxist teachers in schools and universities.

(Themistocles, the heart and soul of the battle of Salamis. If Europe was truly European, big streets of many European cities had to bear his name as a saviour of Europe.)

Saturday, August 4, 2012