I regret attempting to make a connection where none exists. Nevertheless, do white supremacist groups target their recruiting efforts to members of the armed services?
But at the time Fort Bragg was also a recruiting centre for white hate groups including the National Alliance, once regarded as one of the most effective such groups and also among the most extreme because it openly glorified Adolf Hitler. The Military Law Review at the time reported that National Alliance flags were openly hung in barracks and, out of uniform, soldiers sported neo-Nazi symbols and played records about killing blacks and Jews.
"White supremacists have a natural attraction to the army," the Military Law Review said. "They often see themselves as warriors, superbly fit and well-trained in survivalist techniques and weapons and poised for the ultimate conflict with various races."In 1995, two soldiers with the 82nd Airborne murdered a black couple in Fayetteville, the city neighbouring Fort Bragg, in a racially motivated attack.
Others serving at the base during the 1990s were arrested for hoarding ammunition in preparation for an attack on businesses, including media organisations, owned by African Americans and Jews. Soldiers were also arrested as members of skinhead gangs involved in assaults.
Oh ******* hell mate, I bet that doesn't give you a restful night's sleep.
Although, in our terms, somewhere that takes more than an hour to get to isn't seen as being that close, but we're very densely populated.
Listening, Snood and Izzy, and thanks, Izzy for the link. I read the Guardian, but miss stuff. I've family and friends earlier in the military but none that I remember at Ft. Bragg - not that the whole place is suspect, surely not.