Rise of Neo Nazis in U.S. Military
Two years later events are worse.
A new FBI report confirms that white supremacists are infiltrating the military for several reasons. According to the unclassified FBI Intelligence Assessment, “White Supremacist Recruitment of Military Personnel Since 9/11,” which was released to law enforcement agencies nationwide: “Sensitive and reliable source reporting indicates supremacist leaders are encouraging followers who lack documented histories of neo-Nazi activity and overt racist insignia such as tattoos to infiltrate the military as ‘ghost skins,’ in order to recruit and receive training for the benefit of the extremist movement.”
Although the FBI feels that the number of identifiable Neo Nazi’s in the service is small, there are many reasons to worry about them serving and obtaining military knowledge. Individuals with military experience often hold leadership positions in extremist groups. A slow economy and high unemployment can help boost supremacist recruitment.
“Recruiters are knowingly allowing neo-Nazis and white supremacists to join the armed forces,” said Barfield, “and commanders don’t remove them . . . even after we positively identify them as extremists or gang members.”
David Holthouse of Intelligence Report, wrote about a happy Nazi skinhead who joined the Military Occupational Specialty 98D (MOS98D). MOS98Ds are in high demand right now because they are specially trained in disarming Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), i.e. roadside bombs. When learning how to disarm the devices, specialists also learn how they are made.
“I have my own reasons for wanting this training but in fear of the government tracing me and me loosing [sic] my clearance I can’t share them here,” Sobibor’s SS wrote on a neo-Nazis forum.