Friday, July 07, 2006
Pentagon Allowing Neo-Nazis, Extremists in Armed Forces
"...[T]he Southern Poverty Law Center is warning the Pentagon’s recruiting difficulties have allowed 'large numbers of violent neo-Nazis and skinheads extremists' to join the armed forces. The Center says the numbers could reach into the thousands.
"Pentagon investigator Scott Barfield said graffiti advocating the Aryan Nations has appeared in Baghdad. He said commanders are not taking action even after being notified of the presence of extremists or gang members amidst their ranks.
"Barfield added: 'They don't want to make a big deal again about neo-Nazis in the military because then parents who are already worried about their kids signing up and dying in Iraq are going to be even more reluctant about their kids enlisting if they feel they'll be exposed to gangs and white supremacists.'"