White supremacists distribute propaganda at Fort Carson, Colorado asking soldiers to fight in coming “race war”
Law enforcement officials in Colorado are investigating after soldiers at Fort Carson found materials trying to convert them into white supremacists to fight for a “white nation” in a coming race war.
According to The Army Times, photos of recruitment fliers were discovered by someone claiming to be a paratrooper at Fort Carson, who posted them to Reddit.
The Reddit user said that he and other paratroopers had “found about a dozen sealed plastic bags blowing around Fort Carson with this flyer and a CD inside.”
“Ever wonder if you are fighting for the right side?” the flier asks, urging the soldiers to help “secure the existence of our people and a future for White children.”
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, told The Army Times that military personnel were valuable to white supremacists groups because of their training and tactical skills.
“It’s like, do the Yankees want a great pitcher,” Levin explained. “Neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups are happy to have people commit acts of violence in the name of their ideology without being a card carrying member of their group — lone wolves.”
Earlier this month, Barcroft TV reported that a surge of Ku Klux Klan members with military experience had allowed the Loyal White Knights to conduct combat training for the first time in its history.
In 2012, federal investigators claimed to find a “small” number of white supremacists had infiltrated the military after veteran Wade Michael Page murdered six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin because he mistook them for Muslims.