Monday, July 13, 2009

Racial extremists in our military?

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Neo-Nazi's are using our military to train their forces. You don't say. And, Congress isn't doing anything about it? No. Really?

Meanwhile, if military personnel speak fluent Arabic, serve honorably and come out of the closet -- they're fired. Makes sense, right? Hell no, it doesn't.

Since they're obviously in need of direction, we're going to have to call our representatives in Congress and remind them that it's not a good idea to train terrorists while ousting the uber qualified.

Find your representative's contact information here.

The Southern Poverty Law Center today urged Congress to investigate growing evidence that racial extremists are infiltrating the U.S. military and take steps to ensure that the armed forces are not inadvertently training future domestic terrorists.

In a letter to committee chairmen with oversight over homeland security and the armed services, the SPLC said it recently found dozens of personal profiles on a neo-Nazi website where individuals listed "military" as their occupation — the latest evidence of extremist infiltration gathered by the SPLC. It also cites FBI and Department of Homeland Security reports supporting the SPLC's concerns.

"Evidence continues to mount that current Pentagon policies are inadequate to prevent racial extremists from joining and serving in the armed forces," SPLC founder Morris Dees wrote. He added, "Because the presence of extremists in the armed forces is a serious threat to the safety of the American public, we believe Congressional action is warranted."

The letter was sent to the chairmen of the House and Senate committees on Homeland Security and Armed Services. The SPLC has raised its concerns with Pentagon officials since publishing a report in 2006, but no apparent action has been taken.

More from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Here's a clip from a National Geographic documentary, "American Nazi."

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