USA & The Nazi Swastika Symbols


Activist Challenges Second Government Subsidized Giant Swastika-Shaped Building Complex


The NAB Amphibious Base Swastika Building After Google Earth made the Navy’s giant government-subsidized swastika building complex, located at the Coronado Naval Amphibious Base near San Diego, visible to anyone on Earth, the resultant publicity, outcry, and mounting political pressure has led the US Navy to budget $600,000 to change the swastika shape of the barracks: to unmake the swastika, which according to the US Navy was the result of an embarrassing planning oversight. FOX below, repeats the United States Navy’s claim that the NAB Swastika complex was accidental. But, that claim has been disproved, as detailed further in this post, by researcher Avrahaum Segol. Here’s FOX’s story:

„There are two important questions attendant to this controversy. The first is now that the issue is again on the front burner, what can or will be done to get rid of the swastika? The second is > how in the hell> did a swastika design ever get there in the first place?…. World War II cost the lives of 318,274 U.S. service personnel—182,070 of them in the European theatre. These brave soldiers and sailors died fighting the people whose symbol inexplicably mocks their deaths from the grounds of a U.S. Naval Base.“ – Donald H. Harrison, San Diego Jewish Times December 13, 2006 CNN’s „Oops ! – gosh darn it…. accidental swastika !“ explanation, offered as a joking commentary (as if a giant swastika building is funny) is both grotesque and also amounts, at best, to journalistic incompetence. Thanks to the efforts of Israeli American researcher Avrahaum Segol, much is known about the origin of the Navy’s enormous swastika shaped barracks complex, and the likelihood that the complex was „accidental“ is close to zero. Evidence unearthed by Segol demonstrates, almost certainly, that the building complex was no „accident“… To get another perspective on the sheer scale of the Coronado NAB swastika barracks, which houses Navy SEALS, let’s look at a Reuters news story:

Reuters did not discuss the building’s possible origin – how could such a thing have happened by ACCIDENT ?! But Reuters is to be commended – the news service did not, as did CNN newscasts, turn the giant swastika building into a joke. Unlike , Reuters simply avoided the question of how the freakish Coronado NAB swastika complex came to be. What’s the true story ? *** First of all, you should be aware of a bit of swastika history. The Nazis, of course, did not invent the swastika symbol, which has been used widely around the world for thousands of years. But, the Nazis did appropriate the swastika symbol to make it their own. Swastika symbols are typically displayed upright, with the symbol resting flatly on one of the swastika arms. In contrast, the Nazi swastika is distinguished, most notably, because it is always rotated at 45% degrees off true North. The Coronado NAB Amphibious base swastika is oriented at 45% degrees off true North, as a properly displayed Nazi swastika would be, and it rotates in the same direction as did the Nazi swastika. Here is the US Navy’s official explanation on the origin of the Coronado swastika building complex. The following picture is an excerpt from a reply by Navy public affairs officer Steve Fiebing dated August 17, 2006, in response to a certified letter, sent by Dave vonKleist of The Power Hour, asking about the origin of the complex.

The United States Navy’s official explanation on the origin of the Coronado Swastika complex is contradicted by documents unearthed by Israeli-America researcher Avrahaum Segol. Segol’s extensive research into the Coronado NAB swastika is part of a broader research project Segol has undertaken, to uncover, expose, and publicize what he describes as a widespread pattern of anti-Semitic (and also anti-Islamic) religious symbolism represented in United States government architecture built from the 1930’s through the 1960’s (and even, in at least one case perhaps, recently).

One central document obtained by Avrahaum Segol is a copy of an architectural document submitted to the US Navy, by the architectural firm that designed the Coronado swastika complex, that was signed off on by US Navy Rear Admiral Robert R. Wooding [link to bios of US Navy personnel. Scroll down page for Wooding’s bio] on March 5, 1968. According to Naval Public Affairs Officer Steve Fiebing [from letter excerpt above]:

„The original plans submitted to the Navy for the project included… a single „L“-shaped 3 story barracks. The plan called for the „L“-shaped dormitory building to be repeated three times and placed at 90-degree angles to the central buildings.“Fiebing’s account suggests that Navy officials were shown a proposed architectural design of one „L“-shaped barracks with the additional instruction, probably written, that the „L“-shaped barracks was to be repeated three more times. But, the vicinity map obtained by Avrahaum Segol, that was signed off on March 5, 1968 by United States Rear Admiral Robert Reynolds Wooding, does not show a single „L“ shaped building at all. It depicts four „L“-shaped buildings that form a swastika shape. Fiebing’s account is directly contradicted by the vicinity map Rear Admiral Wooding signed.

The US Navy’s official explanation, that the configuration of the building complex was not initially comprehended as forming a swastika shape, is also contradicted by an October 20, 1968 news story from the San Diego Union. Obtained by Avrahaum Segol, the news report seems to contradict the Navy’s account. As Segol notes, the San Diego Union story entitled „NAVY BARRACKS PROJECT STARTED IN CORONADO“ includes the following decription of the project: „CORONADO PROJECT: Perspective by architectural firm of Hendrick and Mock shows a layout of four L-shaped buildings to provide housing for more than 1,000 men at the U.S. Navy Amphibious Base at Coronado. The $2,350,000 project is scheduled for completion in July by the Reis Co.“

As an additional note, it would have been standard architectural practice, for a proposed project of such magnitude, to be rendered in a three dimensional model that would be shown to those commissioning the project: in this case the United States Navy. Below is an excerpt from an email letter Segol sent in September 2007 to various United States government officials:

6 September 2007 ce. To: Public Affairs Officer Kevin B. Dixon; and The Senior Commanding Officer at NAB Coronado cc: Commander-In-Chief/President Of The United States Of America, Mr. George W. Bush; Ambassador Jones [for Delivery Of This Disclosure To The Personal Attentions Of President George W. Bush]; United States Chief Justice/Chancellor of The Smithsonian Institution, Mr. John G. Roberts, Jr.; Senator Arlen Specter; For Himself and Distribution To Membership of Constitutional Judiciary and Appropriation Committees Upon Which He Sits; Congressman John Conyers, Jr.; For Himself and Distribution To Membership of The Constitutional Judiciary Committee Which He Chairs; All Interested Press and Parties Addressed: Re: **NEW EVIDENCE OF NAVAL DECEIPT & CRIMINAL ACT OF MISINFORMATION; Dear Sirs: Shalom u’vrachot; Greetings and blessings. The NAB Coronado Website continues to publish false facts and information as to the process followed in official planning, approval and construction of the Complex 320-325 designed as a Christian-NAZI Gammadion/Swastika. The offensive structures remain. http://www.nbc.navy.mil/index.asp?fuseaction=NBCInstallations.NAB320 In my last communications dated 18 Agust 2007 ce., written to the NAB Coronado Public Information Officer Kevin B. Dixon, I specifically requested that the offensive structures be immediately altered physically or actually demolished; and that the official NAB Coronado website explanation of Complex 320-325 be changed to reflect the truth of facts. More than one full year’s effort has been spent by me to uncover and reveal the „truth of facts“ surrounding the Navy’s official guilt and participant knowledge in planning, approval and construction of the offensive stucture defined by Complex 320-325. The offensive structures remain. The Website is not updated. NEW EVIDENCE AND FACTS Now, NEW EVIDENCE in the form of an article published in the San Diego Union on date of „October 20, 1968“, long ago referred to in A Cold War Era Buildings Study and Supporting Form Report, alleged to be unavalaible/unattainable by the Navy’s Public Information Officer has finally now been located and retrieved. The cited San Diego Union article entitled, NAVY BARRACKS PROJECT STARTED IN CORONADO, was published Sunday morning, on page 2 in Section F (Realty Round Up), „October 20, 1968“, and is attached hereto; as are the relevant above referred Cold War Buildings Study and the supporting Form Report, which documents respectively cite said „October 20, 1968“ San Diego Union article in footnotes „3“ [three] and „41“ [forty-one]. Information in the San Diego Union article makes picture clear that a Perspective rendered by Architect Firm of Hendrick and Mock displayed „… layout of four L-shaped buildings …“, proving a Christian-NAZI Gammadion/Swastika to be visually recognizable at all times. The illustrated architectural „Perspective“, seen depicted in the article, has a caption typed beneath it. I quote: “ CORONADO PROJECT: Perspective by architectural firm of Hendrick and Mock shows a layout of four L-shaped buildings to provide housing for more than 1,000 men at the U.S. Navy Amphibious Base at Coronado. The $2,350,000 project is scheduled for completion in July by the Reis Co. “ [emphasis added] The United States Navy/United States Defense Department, and the designing Architectural Firm of HENDRICK & MOCK, acted with guilty knowledge to intentionally plan, and approve, and construct the Christian-NAZI Gammadion/Swastika signs and symbols representative of the world’s enemy. Project plans were submitted to the United States Navy for approval by Architect John R. Mock, the senior partner in Hedricks and Mock, on date of „28 NOV 67“. The project plans were „APPROVED“ by the U.S.Navy/Department of Defense by signature of RADM Robert R. Wooding, CEC, USN on date of „MAR 5 1968“. The construction of Building Complex 320-325 commenced in „1968“ and with intentions to be completed by July „1969“. Please see attachments for the relevant Architectural & Landscape Plans seen in NAVFAC Drawing Numbers > 1209896> and > 1209904> ; and Cold War Era Buildings Study with Supporting Forms, which also refer in footnotes to the above cited San Diego Union article, published on „October 20, 1968“. Also please review my intentionally high lighted version of Lanscape Plans which provides a full definition of both the constructed Gammadion/Swastika and „SS“ „curvilinear“ walkway cleverly designed by Hendricks and Mock. [ See a Professional Biography for Architect John R. Mock, published by > „MODERN SAN SIEGO“> at: http://www.modernsandiego.com/JohnMock.html . ] The „Channel 8“ photo depiction of the NAB Coronado Swastika from GOOGLE appears on San Diego Channel 8’s website, bringing public attention to a Special Assignment Report which aired on November 21, 2006 ce., compiled and presented by Investigative Reporter Steve Price. [see below citation to View Video of the Special Assignment Report]As a December 13, 2006 story in the San Diego Jewish Times described Segol’s efforts:

One reason that the story of the swastika complex is being addressed again is because of the persistence of Avrahaum Segol, a Wisconsin-raised Israel resident who holds dual U.S.-Israel citizenship… Besides the swastika on the Amphibious Base, Segol has been researching the Mount Soledad Cross controversy… …[Segol] obtained the Vicinity Map, and passed it on to the Jewish Times, and it was he who has been in touch with numerous San Diego journalists, including Steve Price, who covered this issue on KFMB-TV.

OPEN LETTER TO CUFI FOUNDER JOHN HAGEE RE NAB SWASTIKA BUILDING

„Dear Mr. Hagee,

I am writing to you to bring to your awareness the existence of an enormous swastika-shaped building ( cluster of buildings to be exact, Complex 320-325 ) at the Coronado Naval Amphibious Base in California. As you can see from the pictures and documents appended to this message there are troubling questions concerning the origin of the complex, built in the late 1960’s. In a November 2006 San Diego CBS television station report, architect John Mock, who designed the structures in question, stated that „We knew what it [the building complex] was going to look like“. But according to a US Navy spokesperson cited in that CBS report, the swastika-shaped building complex at the Coronado Base was an accident. Regardless of intent or the lack of it, I trust that your pledge to combat anti-Semitism everywhere will lead you to take immediate action to remedy this massive government sponsored anti-Semitic display. You and your organization, Christians United For Israel, have been immensely outspoken concerning the problem of anti-Semitism within the United States and all around the world, and so, especially for the fact that the Anti-Defamation League has so far demonstrated something less than alacrity in protesting what could be taken as giant tribute and monument to Adolf Hitler and Nazism on an American military base, I thought I should alert CUFI to the problem so that you could bring the growing power of your organization to bear on this. Further, I felt that CUFI’s Executive Director David Brog would, as a Jew, have an especial concern for this matter.

Now, I know that as a 501c(3) organization CUFI is not a lobbying group per se but, rather, a group that facilitates and teaches the art of lobbying. But, given the fact that you have stated that CUFI will work to „retire“ politicianswho do not cleave to yours ( and CUFI’s ) stated policy goals concerning Israel and the Middle East, I thought you would be eager to bring some of that pseudo-lobbying clout to bear on the problem of a rather egregious anti-semitic monument on US government property.

Last month, when I brought the issue to CUFI’s attention through two reports [ 1, 2] on the politics and religion website I co-founded, Talk To Action, you and CUFI demonstrated admirable sensitivity of the problem of public symbolic displays that might be inflammatory to certain religious sensibilities; your organization has my greatest admiration for removing and replacing with a less incendiary image, CUFI’s old website and organizational logo, a picture of the Wailing Wall and environs from which the Haram el-Sharif and the Al Aksa Mosque had been airbrushed out. So, I know that CUFI is opposed to public symbolic displays that offend religious sensibilities.

Given the chapter you have devoted, in your recent book Jerusalem Countdown“, to the history of anti-Semitism, both in Christianity and in Germany, that gave rise to the Holocaust I am sure that you will be aghast to know that nearby the NAB building complex 320-325 that appears to depict a Nazi swastika are two building complexes on an equal scale and which can be interpreted as depicting enclosed crosses. And, as revealed by the researcher Auvraham Segol [see CBS news story previously linked to], whose diligent work has shed light on the apparent anti-Semitic overtones of the structures in question, the „cross“ building complexes and the „swastika“ building complex, lined up, point towards Jerusalem.

Even given the likelihood that was accidental, the symbolism is nonetheless abhorrent. The concatenation of the cross and the swastika has an evil past, as I’m sure you are aware, and so given your prominence as a religious and, some would say, emergent political leader, it would seem appropriate that you take charge on this, to erase this egregious display of anti-Semitic symbolism on US property. Given your commitment to fighting attacks on the Jewish people I have the fullest confidence that you will take any and all legal measures to make sure these troubling structures are altered so as to erase their evil symbolism. Given your extensive political connections, I would assume it would be within your power to find Congress members and Senators sponsor bills to pay for structural alterations so as to remove this blight on the American landscape.

The current cultural climate, further, militates toward action on this. In 2004, according to Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein, the most popular joke at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs was a Holocaust joke* and so the issue of anti-Semitism both within the United States military and within American civilian society is one that we must take very seriously and work aggressively to address.

In conclusion, given the recent prominent spot you were given at the 2007 AIPAC forum held in Washington DC, as a keynote speaker before a considerable fraction of the entire US Congress, I am fully confident in your ability to contact prominent US politicians, such as your friends Senator John McCain and House Minority Speaker Congressman Roy Blunt, and others, to urge House and Senate hearings on this matter. As friends to Israel and to Jews everywhere, and I’m sure you also agree with this sentiment, I feel that we have the responsibility to see to it that such an overt homage to Nazism as is represented by the swastika-shaped building at the Navy Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA, cannot be permitted to exist, and I am fully confident in your enthusiasm and due diligence in pursuing this matter.

Yours truly,
Bruce Wilson


Marines pose with Nazi SS flag


Marines Nazi-Flag Whistleblower Comes Forward

Mother Jones

When Marine investigators learned last November that a scout sniper platoon in Afghanistan was using a Nazi „SS“ flag as its standard, it wasn’t a member of the unit who told them. It was Iraq war veteran Waitman Beorn, a visiting history professor at Loyola University New Orleans, also a Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowship recipient who teaches at the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Dr. Beorn’s research on Nazis and genocide is informed by his military background: He is a West Point graduate and former officer who served as a scout platoon leader in Iraq from 2003-2004. Through his work he seeks to teach „ethical decision-making in a military context using the Holocaust as a vehicle.“

Shortly after I first wrote about the flag controversy last week, Beorn got in touch to explain how and why he chose to report the incident to the Marine Corps‘ inspector general. (Though Beorn contacted military authorities, he didn’t play a part in the incident’s recent unearthing by the media.) For one, he had learned through military contacts that the use of the ‚SS‘ flag was not an isolated incident.

Waitman Beorn: The only part of the Marine Corps response that is a little troubling is the automatic assumption that these Marines had no idea what symbol they were appropriating. For example, from CNN: „They determined that the Marines in the photo were ignorant of the connection of this symbol to the Holocaust and monumental atrocities associated with Nazi Germany.“ I have a hard time believing that. One or two Marines, okay. But all of them, including their leadership? Also, the comment by the spokeswoman that they couldn’t have known because that’s not what Marines are about seems hard to believe, as does the revelation that this is NOT an isolated incident.

read more here:
http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/exclusive-marines-nazi-flag-whistleblower-talks

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