August 18, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson in Media Interviews

UNITED STATES, [US]--To avoid enlisting neo-Nazis, skinheads and other white supremacists, military recruiters are told to watch for tattoos showing barbed wire, hobnailed boots and hammers. Also to look for tattoos of lightning bolts, skulls and swastikas. “There is no place for racial hatred or extremism in the Marine Corps,” Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller said Tuesday. Those comments, like those of the other service chiefs who denounced bigotry following the “Unite the Right” rally that brought white men bearing torches and chanting “Jews will not replace us” to Charlottesville, Va., reaffirmed military policies forbidding extremist advocacy or participation. In 2009, a security analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, Daryl Johnson, alerted local police departments to a rising risk of terrorist attacks by the extremist right. The department “is concerned that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities,” the report said. Johnson’s report, issued just after the election of Barack Obama, set off a conservative media firestorm that claimed it disparaged troops and law-abiding conservatives. The report was pulled and Johnson’s office was shut down. View More>>

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