The unit Iott re-enacted: Former SS Man Charged in 1945 Massacre

Did Richie Rich re-enact this?
“On March 29, 1945, the accused and his accomplices brought at least 57 Jewish forced laborers in several groups to a nearby forest area, where they had to give up their valuables and kneel by a grave,” the court said in a statement. “The accused and other SS members then cruelly shot the Jewish forced-laborers from behind.” http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/17/former-ss-man-charged-for-19...

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Keep clouding the issues.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

I seriously doubt that Mr. Iott was a participant to this atrocity! Why do you choose to bring it up?

Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn't have to do it!

" “The accused and other SS members then cruelly shot the Jewish forced-laborers from behind.”

Were these the jews that were handed over to the Nazi's by George Soros?

Excellent question! Well, Mr. Soros, is this TRUE?

Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn't have to do it!

Did you read the NYTimes story?

It was the 5th SS Panzer Division that is accused of this atrocity! The very same unit Iott was praising and commemorating.

The recruiting video: "Join us," keeps replaying in my head, now that I've read this.

There are many facets this of issue. It was common knowledge at the time Iott and his son joined the SS reenactors that the unit was the same one involved in atrocities. How would a self-described historian not know that and avoid an organization like it? By his own admission he had other choices, like Allied units, Union soldiers, etc. But, no, he chooses the 5th SS Panzer Division.

Judgment lapses are understandable. For this guy to keep justifying his idiocy and claiming "lest we forget," is just insulting.

He should apologize, publicly and withdraw from the race.

To think that the local Republicans could have chosen a real military veteran, like Jack Smith, and instead picked this wannabe soldier, who glorifies the SS, is beyond understanding.

It would seem that Ms. Kaptur and her Kamp might be "shaking in their boots" at her VERY POSSIBLE DEFEAT on November 2nd!

Could this be the reason for so much MUD SLINGING from the SOCIALIST-DEMOCRAT KAPTUR KAMP?

I would suspect the possibility of VOTER FRAUD should we see Ms. Kaptur return to Washington based on he MUD SLINGING CAMPAIGN!

Mr. Iott's participation as an Historical Re-enactor has NO REAL BEARING on this election. The REAL ISSUES that NEEDED TO BE DISCUSSED seem to have been avoided by Ms. Kaptur as evidences during the recent Kaptur/Iott debate on FOX Toledo!

Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn't have to do it!

Kaptur's campaign had nothing to do with the Atlantic article nor the 2009 NYTimes article about the brutal murder perpetrated by the SS unit Iott reenacted.

ANOTHER issue is not only why people, like you Rick, are not shocked and angry by Iott's Nazi hobby, but WORSE continue to condone Iott's actions and try to explain them away by crying "mud slinging."

http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20101010/NEWS09/10100304

'Still, Mr. Iott in the piece that appeared on theatlantic.com Web site expressed admiration for wartime Germany's ability to conquer Europe. He repeated that admiration to a Blade reporter Saturday.
"I've always been fascinated by the fact that here was a relatively small country that from a strictly military point of view accomplished incredible things," theAtlantic.com quoted him as saying. "I mean, they took over most of Europe and Russia, and it really took the combined effort of the free world to defeat them. From a purely historical military point of view, that's incredible."

So we know why Richie dressed up in an SS uni...he's a member of the fan club...

So basically, Iott's crime is just wearing the shirt and pretending.

After hearing about the vandalism to some of his political signs in the area by painting swaskitas on them, it's shame that some of Marcy Kaptur's supporters/ruling cabal/ruling junta/ or let's just call them common thugs are actually acting out the part.

Also, Iott may be guilty of poor judgement. The idiots painting the swaskitas on the signs are in the same league as the KKK placing a cross in someone's yard. It's a transparent attempt to intimidate Iott's supporters and if Marcy Kaptur had any class whatsoever, she'd comeout and repudiate this type of behavior on the part of HER supporters.

Political Championship Wrestling- putting politics in proper perspective by presenting it as pro wrestling.

Coming in January, a political satire about the sorry state of American Politics- Jesusland vs. Progressiveville.

I agree with you! When do you expect to see any response from the Kaptur Kamp?

I have heard a rumor that Ms. Kaptur MIGHT BE GAY. Should that prove true, perhaps the same group that vandalizes Mr. Iott's posters might apply the GAY RAINBOW to her posters. At least she would be guaranteed the gay vote! NOTE: I said this is a RUMOR. No different than Mr. Iott being labeled a NAZI!

Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn't have to do it!

"So basically, Iott's crime is just wearing the shirt and pretending."

You may want to read McCaskey's post again. I also pointed it out here. It seems to go a little beyond playing dressup.

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Marcy Kaptur is real good at clouding everything. Just because Rich Iott does war reenactments to teach adults and children what a war was really about and she wants to make it a crime. She needs to take a good look at herself. She has been brought up on charges for ethics violations and had them dismissed because there wasn't enough evidence. She has vote "NO" on anything that deals with ethics in the house and congress as well as "NO" to anything that prevents lobbiest and other issues dealing with campaign funding. She has voted "NO" to anything that would be a benefit for the people and "YES" for anything that benefits her and others like her.

I had great uncles that died during WWII to keep Hilter from taking over the World. WWII was not all about the Holicust but Hilter ruling the world. The way Kaptur talks she would rather have a dictator of the world. I am Jewish and I find nothing wrong with what Iott did because he is teaching others what the wars were about. If he was playing a confederate soldier would she have done the same thing. I think not.

If all of you Iott supporters think this is a non-issue, why are you going into a frenzy over it?

I wish peace and prosperity for all.

Who made this a National News issue? I doubt is was from the Iott Camp! Kaptur supporters keep bring this up as if it is the only issue that really matters in this election! WE IOTT SUPPORTERS are ONLY countering this MUD SLINGING! IF we were to keep quiet on this subject, we would be admitting that her accusations might just have some validity! I would question who REALLY is in a frenzy over this!

Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn't have to do it!

I would only question your last statement regarding Mr. Iott portraying a Confederate soldier in The War of Northern Aggression (more commonly known as the American Civil War or War Between the States) historical reenactment! Ms Kaptur's Kamp would probably label him a RACIST, a believer or supporter of BLACK SLAVERY, or just UNAMERICAN in general!

Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn't have to do it!

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