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Pentagon is tossing the homos out, letting the skinheads in

“Neo-Nazi groups and other extremists are joining the military in large numbers so they can get the best training in the world on weapons, combat tactics and explosives.”
— Mark Potok, director of the SPLC’s Intelligence Project, on the real Homeland Security threat

It’s nice to know the brainiacs at the Pentagon have excellent screening methods these days, lowering standards to recruit people with antisocial personality disorder, autism, as well as those convicted of aggravated assault, robbery, vehicular manslaughter, receiving stolen property and making terrorist threats. All while tossing out servicemembers who happen to be gay, of course.

Is this development any surprise? (SPLC):

Under pressure to meet wartime manpower goals, the U.S. military has relaxed standards designed to weed out racist extremists. Large numbers of potentially violent neo-Nazis, skinheads and other white supremacists are now learning the art of warfare in the armed forces.

Department of Defense investigators estimate thousands of soldiers in the Army alone are involved in extremist or gang activity. “We’ve got Aryan Nations graffiti in Baghdad,” said one investigator. “That’s a problem.”

And in a NYT article, it’s clear that it’s beyond an estimate. The military absolutely knows these sick bastards are among the brave men and women serving and don’t give a sh*t. Scott Barfield, a Defense Department investigator, lays it on the line.

“Recruiters are knowingly allowing neo-Nazis and white supremacists to join the armed forces, and commanders don’t remove them from the military even after we positively identify them as extremists or gang members.”

Mr. Barfield said Army recruiters struggled last year to meet goals. “They don’t want to make a big deal again about neo-Nazis in the military,” he said, “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.”

This is bad, but it gets worse. In the white supremacist magazine Resistance there was an article that actually called for skinheads to sign up and get training to be prepared for “the coming race war.” The article was written by a former Special Forces officer named Steven Barry. A snippet:

“Light infantry is your branch of choice because the coming race war and the ethnic cleansing to follow will be very much an infantryman’s war,” he wrote. “It will be house-to-house, neighborhood-by-neighborhood until your town or city is cleared and the alien races are driven into the countryside where they can be hunted down and ‘cleansed.’

Jeezus. How is this protecting the Homeland, Dear Leader? What is happening to this country?

Gay Arabic translators: no, race warriors: step right on up.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network had this to say on its blog, The Frontlines, about this news.

Why should we stoop to recruiting these individuals when we can have talented and qualified Americans, like former Marine Sergeant Brian Fricke, serving our nation? Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will allow our most qualified and talented Americans to serve, regardless of sexual orientation.

Hat tip, ‘Bean.

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