KKK Using Vets to Plan For Coming Race War

Since 9/11, there have been many reports that white supremacists were joining the military in order to get the training they could then use to teach others in preparation for what they view as the inevitable race war. Now the KKK is talking openly about putting that plan into action.

The Ku Klux Klan plans to begin military-style combat training under the direction of military troops returning home from overseas deployments, according to a Barcroft Media report.

The notorious hate group has been attempting to recruit new members – children, in particular – in recent months, and the Loyal White Knights faction has begun preparations for a long-awaited race war.

“We’re going to do something a little different for probably the next couple of years to try to get our men and women ready for the upcoming battle that we’re about to take upon us, and this is something that no Klan has ever done and we’re going to start it,” said one Klan leader during a rally in Parkersburg, West Virginia. “All our boys are finally coming back home from the military, which is good, and we’re getting a lot more military members to join.”…

Barcroft reported that Klan leaders claim existing members serving in the military will begin training other members in armed combat, hand-to-hand combat, and survival skills.

The group, which has an estimated 6,500 members, has never before trained its members in combat tactics.

This can’t end well for anyone. And with the increasing violence coming from the far right, it must be taken seriously.

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  • busterggi

    Judging by the comments about Bowe Bergdahl I’d say the KKK mentality fits with the rest of the racist theocratic jingoistic right-wing of the country.

  • karmacat

    This is scary, but I wonder if they taken in account that the US has tanks, drones, etc. if they start a war, they will lose but take a lot of people down with them

  • NitricAcid

    Any time I read about these guys, I get that song “Knights in white satin…” stuck in my head. With “bedsheets” instead of satin, of course.

  • Dweller in Darkness

    @2 Yeah, I’m not really concerned about the soldiers – they’ll do all right. I’m more concerned about those of us likely to get caught in the, in those case wholly literal, crossfire.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I won’t worry until I hear their battle hymn, Dueling Banjos.

  • Jared Ragland

    Ten years ago, the military started briefing noncoms on how to spot gang members and race extremists. This isn’t news to people in uniform.

  • grumpyoldfart

    This can’t end well for anyone. And with the increasing violence coming from the far right, it must be taken seriously.

    It won’t be taken seriously until someone dies.

  • dogmeat

    This is scary, but I wonder if they taken in account that the US has tanks, drones, etc. if they start a war, they will lose but take a lot of people down with them

    Problem is, they wouldn’t likely try to go toe-to-toe with the military; much more likely that they’d target unarmed individuals and utilize guerrilla tactics. In that type of fight you’d see a lot of carnage before these organizations could be suppressed. Think Oklahoma city rather than the Alamo.

  • http://www.ponychan.net/chan/dis/ Brony

    Does anyone know where these training sessions are going to being held? It would be a great place for protests.

    Additionally I worry about the echo-chamber that these guys are going to form. Without dissenting opinions we are going to see people trying to make such a war a self-fulfilling prophecy like the recent shooing in Nevada by those tea party nuts.

  • D. C. Sessions

    It won’t be taken seriously until someone dies.

    Hundreds already have.

    It really doesn’t make headlines as long as it’s in penny packets here and there. Of course, news media are too intimidated to call it “terrorism” or even mention the association and agenda of the perpetrators. After all, they’re not Muslims or even Asian so they can’t be terrorists.

    And the government likewise — if you call it “insurrection,” as in Bundy, then you have to actually do something. That tends to get very harsh coverage, and could lose elections. Better to negotiate, to reach some sort of accommodation. What we can’t have, under any circumstances, is another Ruby Ridge.

  • raven

    It won’t be taken seriously until someone dies.

    It’s already happened. Several times.

    April 2009: Joshua Cartwright, a U.S. Army reservist, kills two police officers at a gun range. His wife tells the police he was “severely disturbed” that Barack Obama had been elected president and believed the government was conspiring against him.

    Judge finds Georgia militia leader guilty of murdering …

    www. salon. com/…/judge_finds_leader_of_secret_anti_government_milit…

    Mar 29, 2014 – The leader of a secret, murderous militia group, already serving life in … was found dead in her home on the Georgia Army base on July 17, 2011, … and members of his FEAR militia – all with ties to the military – discussed …

    This militia group was based inside Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • lochaber

    Barcroft reported that Klan leaders claim existing members serving in the military will begin training other members in armed combat, hand-to-hand combat, and survival skills.

    This doesn’t sound too bright. I was enlisted in the USMC, and I don’t think we did any worthwhile hand to hand combat training or survival skills. And minimal armed combat training.

    Lots of small-unit maneuvers and tactics though.

    Better would be to get some wilderness survival and edible plant, read them, and take a couple out for some primitive camping weekends. Take some martial arts classes, and go the range.

  • sabrekgb

    Is there increasing violence coming from the “right” (damn single axis!), or does it just seem like that? Sincere question. We often hear things about “epidemics” and how the newest drug or moral panic is “on the rise” or some such…but a lot of it is hype of some sort of another. I’m cognizant of several incidents recently, but is there a longer term pattern that has been mapped by anyone? Some study or semi-empirical analysis, perhaps? If so, and anyone has a link, i’d very much like to see.

    As to the military connection, we in the armed forces have been aware of that for some time now. Law enforcement conducts investigation of these sorts of “existing [Klan] members serving in the military” and they get booted on a semi-regular basis. It’s been a high-vis issue for between the last 5-10 years.

  • http://onhandcomments.blogspot.com/ left0ver1under

    This is yet another consequence of the illegal wars for oil in Iraq and Afghanistan. The US military needed warm bodies and lowered the standards not just for education but for criminal records and background checks.

  • Akira MacKenzie

    And why are these people not being weatherboarded at Gitmo or some other black site?

    Oh, that’s right, we only do that to brown -skinned Muslims.

  • dingojack

    … And remember kids — there’s no such thing as right-wing terrorism!”

    (This message is brought to you from the friendly folks at the NRA).

  • dingojack

    The KKK are simply a false (confederate) flag operation to distract from — Fort Sumter!

    Dingo

  • shay

    This idea has the potential to backfire. I can’t speak for the other branches of the service, but someone who spends four years in a Marine infantry unit, serving alongside troops of a different skin color, is going to be exposed to constant, powerful real life examples of why racism is dumb.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “Is there increasing violence coming from the “right” (damn single axis!), or does it just seem like that? Sincere question. We often hear things about “epidemics” and how the newest drug or moral panic is “on the rise” or some such…but a lot of it is hype of some sort of another. I’m cognizant of several incidents recently, but is there a longer term pattern that has been mapped by anyone? Some study or semi-empirical analysis, perhaps? If so, and anyone has a link, i’d very much like to see.”

    Golly, Gosh; why, yes, YES THERE IS.

    The SPLC has been looking into this for years and they have a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG list of hate groups that are violent.

    Including this list from Wiki:

    The groups included:

    186 separate Ku Klux Klan (KKK) groups with 52 websites

    196 neo-Nazi groups with 89 websites

    111 white nationalist groups with 190 websites

    98 white power skinhead groups with 25 websites

    39 Christian Identity groups with 37 websites

    93 neo-Confederate groups with 25 websites

    113 black separatist groups with 40 websites

    90 general hate groups (subdivided into anti-gay, Holocaust denial, racist music, radical traditionalist Catholic and others)[12][13] with 172 hate websites.[14]

    You may decide that all of those groups are evenly divided between left and rightwing organizations, you would of course be wrong.

    I also found this:

    “Introduction:

    In the last few years, and especially since 2007, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of attacks and violent plots originating from individuals and groups who self- identify with the far-right of American politics. These incidents cause many to wonder whether these are isolated attacks, an increasing trend, part of increasing societal violence, or attributable to some other condition. To date, however, there has been limited systematic documentation and analysis of incidents of American domestic violence.

    This study provides a conceptual foundation for understanding different far-right groups and then presents the empirical analysis of violent incidents to identify those perpetrating attacks and their associated trends. Through a comprehensive look at the data, this study addresses three core questions:”

    It continues for quite a few pages.

    And if you really want to read it you won’t even have to donate to some lefty cause like the ACLU or Mom’s Against Gunzlooz Nutjob Unhinged Morons (MAGNUM). Nope, you can get it FREE from that notoriously leftwing commieslanted org–The Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point–yeah, THAT West Point.

    For a military guy who’s all up on this stuff about how the military weeds out the bad apples, you seem to be woefully, um, full of shit.

  • sabrekgb

    @ 19 democommie

    Since you didn’t include a link, i’ll probably just google it. Whew, good thing i don’t have to donate (again) to the ACLU to read it…that would just be terrible! I mean, who wants to support civil liberties?

    For the point out: thank you.

    For the presumptuous dipshit attitude: go fuck yourself.

    For the superfluous “Z”s: I raise you a superfluous “Q”.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    @20:

    Oh, so you do know HOW to google. Well, that’s all good. It would appear that you need not have pretended to not know anything about the subject due to a shortage of information.

    This:

    “As to the military connection, we in the armed forces have been aware of that for some time now. Law enforcement conducts investigation of these sorts of “existing [Klan] members serving in the military” and they get booted on a semi-regular basis. It’s been a high-vis issue for between the last 5-10 years.”

    Might lead a reasonable reader to think that you are somehow connected to one of the Armed Forces numerous criminal investigation directorates and knowledgeable of what they’re doing.

    The first paragraph of your comment, however, indicates that you know fuckall about extreme rightwing politics being THE driver for domestic terrorism in the U.S. since the mid 1990’s and likely for two decades prior to that. The ReiKKKwing in all of it’s white KKKristian, JESUS and gunzlovin glory IS responsible for almost all of the attacks on state and federal institutions and individuals and blacks and atheists and women’s reproductive medical facilities. And you deplore the “damn single axis”?

    You either don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about or you’re just trolling–I’m leaning towards the latter.

    What’s with the sabrekgb, btw? You’re in the military and you think it’s a cool monicker that combines an edge weapon and the initials of Vlad Putin’s former employer?