For Americans Confident the U.S. Military Would Not Follow trump’s Orders to Kill Innocent U.S. Citizens...
As the impeached president trump’s poll numbers continue in free-fall, and with the presidential election roughly four months away, his only hope could be an act of desperation. If this happens, the American people confident an incident like the 1989 Tienanmen Square massacre in China could never happen here, should think again.
White-nationalists comprise an ever increasing portion of our U.S. military. The recent arrest of an American soldier, while in Germany, should drive this point home. U.S. service men and women swear an oath to defend the constitution, an oath designed. in part, to protect citizens from illegal domestic action by the military. But, with the unfortunately large number of neo-Nazis now serving in powerful military positions, the Nazi-loving, impeached president trump knows he can depend on them to ignore that oath, and instead, obey any and all illegal orders he issues.
Offered as an example of willingness to ignore that oath: a 22-year old army private from Louisville, Kentucky, Ethan Melzer, is accused of passing classified information regarding U.S. troops and facilities to an occultist neo-Nazi group based in Europe. The charges will include the soldier gave information about U.S. troops stationed overseas to the Order of Nine Angles (O9A).
Infiltration by neo-Nazis and similar far-right extremists within the ranks of American military forces has long been recognized as a significant threat to U.S. security. As early as 2008, the FBI produced an Intelligence Assessment that warned: “The military training veterans bring to the white supremacist movement and their potential to pass this training on to others can increase the ability of lone offenders to carry out violence from the movement’s fringes.”
The neo-Nazi driving his car into peaceful anti-Nazi protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia is no longer an isolated occurrence, as right-wing extremists are turning cars into weapons. With reports of at least 50 vehicle-ramming incidents since protests against police violence erupted nationwide in late May, at least 18 are categorized as deliberate attacks, and another two dozen are unclear as to motivation or are still under investigation.
The issue has, if anything, only increased in recent years. Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center leadership team testified before Congress earlier this year about the growing dimensions of the threat. She was particularly critical of the military establishment’s tepid response.
It is also clear that this issue has not been taken as seriously as the situation warrants at the highest levels of our government. In December, for example, it was reported that the National Defense Authorization Act was altered in the U.S. Senate to remove mention of “white nationalists” in the screening process for military enlistees. Under this change, the Department of Defense is instructed only to screen for “extremist and gang-related activity.” The omission is significant when we consider the current political and social landscape—where officials with clear sympathies for white nationalist ideology are allowed to serve in the Whitest House. With encouragement coming from the impeached president trump, hate groups have reached historic numbers, and across the nation, random killings by white supremacists are increasing.
A February Military Times report found that more than a third of all U.S. troops—and more than half of its nonwhite soldiers—have personally witnessed or experienced various kinds of ideological racism and white nationalism in recent months. Some of the witness reports included somewhat generic incidents involving discriminatory attitudes and racist language, but soldiers also reported seeing swastikas drawn on other soldiers’ cars, white-supremacist tattoos, pro-Ku Klux Klan stickers, and soldiers sharing Nazi-style salutes.
“We had a fellow recruit detained and thrown out of my boot camp platoon due to Nazi tattoos and questionable statements,” wrote one poll participant. “The majority of my co-workers were absolutely outstanding regarding race and work-relations and I credit military service for that. Nevertheless, somehow more racists are slipping through the cracks into the military.”
Leaked chats from the defunct fascist Iron March forum last year exposed the presence of a large number of active military members participating in the hateful and often violent rhetoric within the neo-Nazi community. Other forum participants voiced an ardent desire to join the military. A Marine Corps member on active duty in the 2nd Division was exposed by Vice as an active recruiter for the neo-Nazi terror organization Atomwaffen Division, urging would-be converts to prepare for a “racial holy war.” A sailor based in California was kicked out of the service for similar activity in April.
The above describes only a fraction of the problem. So Americans must not remain complacent if the impeached president trump follows through with his plan, and begins sending U.S. military units to our cities for the “safety of law abiding citizens during the national crises”. He’s then only one executive order away from nationwide martial law, the suspension of constitutional protection, and the indefinite postponing of the November election, which will, effectively, install the impeached president trump as the United States’ first dictator.
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