H.E.A.R.T. webmaster Carmelo Lisciotto is up to his old dirty tricks

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Recently H.E.A.R.T. webmaster Carmelo Lisciotto has been spamming all over the blogs with his H.E.A.R.T. advertisement. He has been posting under different names, but in some cases when his IP could be established (unless he used a proxy server), it was, an IP from Pegasystems, Inc., where Carmelo works [see http://www.voipsa.org/pipermail/voipsec_voipsa.org/2006-April/001431.html].

In response I posted the links to these postings. As one could expect, soon some "negative" reponses appeared, all under different names, but mostly sharing a few features: a personal attack on me (including rather transparent lies), an attack on the blog, dismissal of the information about H.E.A.R.T., and praise of H.E.A.R.T. - all this in form of simple statements, without any arguments whatsoever. Other shared features were irregular spelling (e.g. weird capitalization) and the fact that some follow-up responses appeared - which one wouldn't expect for old threads. It is rather obvious to me (and should become obvious to the reader) that this is once again the work of Carmelo Lisciotto, the bigoted webmaster of H.E.A.R.T.

Also, when I tried to insert the link to my H.E.A.R.T. articles at H.E.A.R.T.'s AboutUs page, Carmelo appeared and again spouted some lies and obscenities in his usual perverted style, as you can see here. Although sometimes he used proxy servers, at other times his true IP was transparent, like in this case. According to whois, this is IP at Pegasystems, Inc, and, as we've seen above, Lisciotto works there.

In later AboutUs edits Carmelo showed that it was him, after all, who was writing these pseudonymous messages:
All of the links listed below are all part of a massive '''SMEAR''' campaign by Sergey Romanov ''the purveyor of a self proclaimed supposedly well known blog that know one seems to have heard of'', he touts two PhDs as members. Of course neither of the two PhDs are Sergey Romanov (as if you had not already guessed). '''In fact know one knows who Sergey Romanov is.''' The name is a pure pseudonym for this weirdo to use the anonymity of the Internet and attack Holocaust Deniers and now for attacking legitimate Holocaust Sites like [1]
- Why is the weirdo calling himself Sergey Romanov doing this? Well to put it simply he applied for and was DENIED membership to the Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team because he refused to publicly expose his identity. This rejection has not sat well with Sergey Romanov and he has since launched attacks on individual members posting lies, slander, impersonating members and spamming other websites in an effort to bring discredit on the H.E.A.R.T mission.
- These are the slanderous links Sergey Romanov is spamming Internet sites with. They are composed of a hodge-podge of anecdotal statements and falsehoods.
- • H.E.A.R.T. as an educational resource
- • H.E.A.R.T. defenders and their methods
- • H.E.A.R.T. defenders and their methods (cont.)
- • On the demise of deathcamps.org: how fakes and arrogance killed a great undertaking
- H.E.A.R.T has no affiliation with the blog holocaustcontroversies.blogspot.com in fact the only controversies we have found there are the ones created by the person calling himself Sergey Romanov.
The part about two Ph.D.'s is a recurring element in Lisciotto's spam, and is a "response" to one of my replies to one of Lisciotto's sockpuppets (the thread has since been deleted). Note how Lisciotto shamelessly lies about me applying for H.E.A.R.T. membership. Anybody who knows the background story knows how absurd the very proposition is. This just shows that Lisciotto has no ethical barriers whatsoever when dealing with this issue.

When reading these messages, keep an eye not only on weird spelling, especially irregular capitalizations, but also on the phrase "holocaust-controversies" (with hyphen). This is the phrase often used by Lisciotto to Google for our blog (to "monitor" it) (JFYI, check out this whois record). And don't forget all the recurring terms like "smear campaign" - poor Carmelo's vocabulary isn't impressive. :-)

You can tell Carmelo what you think about all this by writing to carmelo@lisciotto.com

Here are the messages:

Submitted by Suzanne Fererr (not verified) on Thu, 2006-11-30 15:05.

I visited this website and found nothing negative in any way shape or form. In fact I found http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org to be well informed. Well research and doing much justice to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. I also checked out the blog links that Sergey Romanov posted and all I found there was hatefull negativity and an obvious smear campaign.
I did a little background history on the matter and learned that Sergey Romanov was asked to leave the team due to some association with characters of "dubious" reputation.

Since that time he has been following any Blog or Internet post that mentions Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team HEART slandering them. Tossing peoples names about etc. Google Holocaust Research Project your self and you will see evidence of Sergey Romanov incessant Smear attacks.

I think Sergey needs to find himself a girlfriend or perhaps lay off the caffeine.
Note the irregular capitalization and the lie about me being asked to leave the ARC group, which, of course, "Suzanne" couldn't have gathered anywhere.


I am surprised you would allow that kook Sergey Romanov to spam his hateful smear campaigns on a good blog such as this one.

That holocaust-controversies blog is full of hatred, loathing, smear tactics and lies.

I used to enjoy reading this blog.
I am not so sure anymore.


Posted by Christina Oliveri | 30 November, 2006 14:10
Here we see another attack my Sergey Romanov against http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org

There are hundreds of such SPAM’s from Sergey Romanov anywhere the HEART website is mentioned.

I think Sergey Romanov has a serious problem with Holocaust Research Project.

Otherwise why would he pursue such a zealous smear campaign against them? Unless it was just a good excuse to promote his silly blog that apparantly no one seems to read.
Posted by Mr Horton on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 08:15 PM
Hey renegade you must be blind to be so easily fooled by that Internet Wacko Sergey Romanov. He was kicked out of the HEART group or it's former incarnation and since then has been on a major smear campaign against them. You saw the HEART site at http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org and you saw NO SUCH DENIAL signs there. You also will find no negativity there. But you will find all sorts of crap in Sergey Romanovs blog.

I am surprised at you.

Posted by Lamia Abdelhady | 30 November, 2006 13:57
Linda Daltrey said...

I hear the reason Sergey Romanov keeps attacking the HEART website is because they kicked him out of the group ha ha ha.

Now he\'s all up in arms against them. If you run a search on HEART you will find posts about them all over the Internet each with a little follow-up smear by this nutjob Sergey \"weirdo\" Romanov.

The clues to his modus operandi are statements like \" My blog is very well know\" yeah sure it is ha ha. \"we have 2 phds on staff\" thats really funny... what would two real phds do hanging around with a loon like Sergey Romanov
This Sergey Romanov needs to get a life. He cries like a small child.

His blog Holocaust-Controversies stinks. They must get their research from Wikipedia.
Some facs...
Bjorn Haelftrom | 11.30.06 - 9:37 am |
Rory McConnel says:
November 30th, 2006 at 10:07 pm

Oh man! Not this crazy Sergey Romanov attacking yet another website!!!

Hey Sergey please stop spamming all these blogs with you hateful smear campaigns agianst http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org
At 1:25 PM, Laura Gernen said…

Sergey I have to say I disagree with you as I have checked out http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org and it is a wonderful website on the holocaust. I also check out your blog and all I see there are negative attacks and vulgarity and overall insanity. Hardly a mecca of credibility.

At 1:27 PM, Joel McRae said…

Laura, well said. Mr Romanov is known on the Internet for instigating fights, smear campaigns against any website that disagrees with him. If you google the HEART website you will find Sergey Romanov shadowing any blog mentioning them with these same repeated slander posts. The guy is a real dweeb.

At 2:45 PM, Alex Richener said…

I just read some articles that show Sergey Romanov is an actual Holocaust denier in disguise? Is that true Sergey? Because it certainly looks that way given your attacks on a great website like http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org.
Leon Schwarz
posted 11/30/06 @ 3:20 PM EST
I read the postings Sergey and they were just as stupid as the SPAM you are posting here.

Please promote your vicious smear campaing against http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org somehwere else.
You are a bad person.
HoloScholar said...

Hey sergey romanov you have postings all ove the internet attacking http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org with a massive smear campaign.

Is this all out of hatred because you were denied membership into the Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team? That's what I heard. More importantly for you to be go to such lenghths smearing their website you obviously have a personal Axe to grind
6:32 PM
A notable posting - constant readers know that "HoloScholar" is Lisciotto, who has been posting here under this name.

At 2:53 PM, Gerard Deladrin said...

Well well more smears against http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org by Sergey Romanov.

Does that guy do anything else but sit behind a computer in total anonymotity and attack other people work? You should all check out his lame blog Holocaust-controveries. The only thing controversial about it is the claim of two PHDs on staff. What would two PHDS do hanging around that cheesey site?
So I see that Internet Wacko Sergey Romanov is up to his old tricks again. So Sergey now you are attacking Holocaust Websites instead of defending them? You should really make up your mind on where you stand. Either that or go back on your medication. Is that good man Nick Terry still associating with a nitwit like you? What a shame that would be.
Link posted by Allister Mickelvy : Thursday, November 30, 2006 7:32:24 PM
Anonymous said...

I\'ve noticed that Sergey Romanov has been following the HEART group all over the internet slandering and smearing them anywhere they appear? Who is Sergey Romanov anyway? What\'s his real name? Where does he live, where does he work? He throws other peoples names around in a crappy blog that he seems to think is well-known Haha. Yet he displays NO VERIFIABLE information about himself and wants US all to believe he is credible? What a laugh!
I for one didn\'t find anythin wrong with Marks post. However I do see Sergey Romanov spamming this blog repeatedly stating the same rhetoric and bashing a holocaust website as well as shameless self promotion. Obviously Sergey isn\'t one of those two PHDs hence the reason for his overcompensation.

Posted by: Alyson Moriarity | Nov 30, 2006 11:54:07 AM

Hey sergey romanov I have taken craps that were a more interesting experience than your shitty blog

Posted by: Tommy Jones | Nov 30, 2006 1:43:01 PM
Alan Goldstein // Nov 25th 2006 at 14:10

I checked out the Heart site and it looked well researched to me. On the other hand I also checked out the blog attacking it. The blog failed to impress me.

posted by Sergey Romanov at 6:12 AM