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U.S. Recruiters Reportedly Admitting Neo-Nazis to Military

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Posted on Jul 7, 2006

Need more evidence that our military is stretched too thin? Its ranks reportedly are now being filled with the kind of military ambassadors particularly unsuited to the task of winning foreign hearts and minds.


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A decade after the Pentagon declared a zero-tolerance policy for racist hate groups, recruiting shortfalls caused by the war in Iraq have allowed “large numbers of neo-Nazis and skinhead extremists” to infiltrate the military, according to a watchdog organization.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks racist and right-wing militia groups, estimated that the numbers could run into the thousands, citing interviews with Defense Department investigators and reports and postings on racist Web sites and magazines.

“We’ve got Aryan Nations graffiti in Baghdad,” the group quoted a Defense Department investigator as saying in a report to be posted today on its Web site, www.splcenter.org. “That’s a problem.”

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By Pragmatique, July 8, 2006 at 8:53 am Link to this comment
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Having neo-nazis infiltrate our military seems perfectly logical to me, after all, they’re running our government and the war.

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By Frankster, July 7, 2006 at 1:56 pm Link to this comment
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Personally, I think there is no better ‘cure’ for neo-nazis than admission to the US military. There they will be in mixed race platoons from the moment they enlist. They will train, eat, sleep, shower and many will ultimately serve in combat with men and women of different ethnicities. They will be depending on people of other races to support them and watch their back in every step of their careers, and they will have to do the same, which is probably a good way to break down their racial phobias and prejudice. Not to mention any infraction involving racial insensitivity will be met with discipline and corrective training.

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By JR, July 7, 2006 at 10:08 am Link to this comment
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This story makes me sick to my stomach. There better be some congressional action taken on this subject, or we should all start questioning whether or not we truly ‘support our troops’... all of them?? even the neo-nazis and racists??

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