He used the Army to recruit militia members, who wore distinctive tattoos that resemble an anarchy symbol, she said. Prosecutors say they have no idea how many members belong to the group.
"All members of the group were on active-duty or were former members of the military," Pauley said. "He targeted soldiers who were in trouble or disillusioned."
(he used the Army to recruit members.)
None of us saw this last week when it would have fit the definition used here of "Breaking News"
Southern Poverty Law Center posted an article last year interviewing the man who had led the group investigating right-wing extremism.Neo-Nazis Are Using the Army as a Training Camp
White supremacists aren't the type of people you want to train to be unstoppable fighting machines, but that doesn't mean they're not signing up for the call of duty. In a disturbing Reuters investigation, Daniel Trotta uncovers the campaign by neo-Nazis and certain skinhead groups to encourage enlistment in the Army and Marine Corps so members can learn the skills to overthrow the government, or in neo-Nazi speak, the Zionist Occupation Government. "They call it 'rahowa' - short for racial holy war - and they are preparing for it by joining the ranks of ... the U.S. military," writes Trotta. "Get in, get trained and get out to brace for the coming race war."
The recruiting practice is gaining scrutiny in light of the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting by gunman Wade Michael Page, a former U.S. Army soldier and neo-Nazi musician. As CNN reported last week, Page's base, Fort Bragg, "was home to a small number of white supremacists including three soldiers later convicted in the murder of an African-American couple."
When ever I read some rightie calling out the Administration for being infiltrated by "commies and anti-Americans", this is just one more instance in which I have seen the Obama people react more quickly to right-wing pushes than to left-wing cries.Daryl Johnson, who headed the DHS unit responsible for analyzing security threats from non-Islamic domestic extremists, was the principal author of the April 7, 2009, report "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment."
The report was intended only for distribution to law enforcement agencies. But after it was leaked to the media, a firestorm erupted among conservative commentators who wrongly claimed it equated conservatives with terrorists. Within days, Napolitano had disowned it.
Johnson, who was interviewed for the upcoming summer issue of the SPLC’s Intelligence Report, said that following the controversy, the DHS dismantled the intelligence team that studied the threat from right-wing extremists and that the department no longer produces its own analytical reports on that subject. When the 2009 report was written, there were six analysts in the unit, including Johnson. Today, he said, there is one.
More from the SPLC - Terror From the Right
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
Their planning to poison Washington's apple crop sounded just plain loony. But, obviously, very dangerous loons, since they murdered two people. Hubby reminded me how Oregon's "Rajneeshee's" contaminated food in a surrounding town with Salmonellae, about 30 years ago. They were a kook religious group.
"The measure off intelligence is the ability to change." Albert Einstein
On the plus side, considering that they should of had geater understanding of force application, strategy and tactics than a civilian is expected to have, they still made stupid choices and had absolutely no clue how to achieve their mission objectives.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern