Big kudos to the African American-oriented NewsOne website for relentlessly calling out Ron Paul’s ties to the white supremacist radical right. Now they have dug up an unseemly affair covered by the New York Times in 1981—today disgracefully ignored by the supposed “liberal media”!—that implicates the supposed “libertarian” presidential hopeful in an attempted mercenary invasion and coup d’etat to establish a white separatist homeland in the Black-majority Caribbean nation of Dominica. No, we aren’t kidding. It seems that one of Paul’s more ugly contemporary supporters, Don Black of the neo-Nazi outfit Stormfront, at that time a Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, was indicted by US federal authorities in the plot, dubbed “Operation Red Dog.” The scheme called for hiring mercenaries to overthrow then-Prime Minister Eugenia Charles and restore the previous prime minister, Patrick John—and then creating an Aryan paradise on the island, funded through casinos, cocaine and brothels. On the day the mercenary force was to set out for Dominica in a small ship on the Louisiana coast, they were busted by BATF agents—who found over thirty automatic weapons, shotguns, rifles, handguns, dynamite, a confederate flag and a Nazi flag. In a brief flurry of coverage, the media dubbed the plan the “Bayou of Pigs.” Prosecutors tried to subpoena then-congressman Paul and ex-Texas governor John Connally after mercenary leader Mike Perdue said they were in on the plot. The request was turned down by a federal judge. David Duke—also now an outspoken Paul supporter (check out his website)—was called to testify before a grand jury, but took the Fifth Amendment.
The ADL profile page on Don Black informs us that he was convicted in the scheme and served three years in federal prison. As we have noted, Ron Paul says he disavows Black’s views—but won’t disavow his support. The media (contrary to howling protests of the Paulistas) have largely given Paul a pass on the affair—even when confronting him on it, acting as if it were just some random wackiness that neo-Nazis support this supposed “libertarian.” But Ron Paul’s ultra-toxic newsletters in the ’90s expressed enthusiastic support for David Duke.
So, do you like your political bedfellows, all you deluded “progressives” who are on the Ron Paul bandwagon?
See our last post on the Ron Paul pathology.