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Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:09 PM

'Be aware': The Pentagon's target list for extremist infiltrators -- right and left

Source: Politico


An internal "training module" singles out a range of groups, ideologies and symbols seen as primary insider threats.

By BETSY WOODRUFF SWAN and BRYAN BENDER

03/27/2021 12:45 PM EDT

Flags from the left-wing Antifa movement. Depictions of Pepe the Frog, the cartoon character that's been misappropriated by racist groups. Iconography from the far-right Proud Boys, including the phrase "stand back and stand by" from former President Donald Trump.

They are all signs that extremists could be infiltrating the military, according to internal training materials that offer a more detailed view into the array of radical groups and ideologies the Pentagon is trying to keep out of the ranks.

“There are members of the [Department of Defense] who belong to extremist groups or actively participate in efforts to further extremist ideologies,” states a 17-page briefing obtained by POLITICO that was compiled by the DoD Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center, which is part of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.

"Be aware of symbols of far right, far left, Islamist or single issue ideologies," it warns, stressing that members of the military and civilian personnel have “a duty and responsibility” to report extremist behavior or activity.





Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/27/military-extremism-target-list-478200

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Reply 'Be aware': The Pentagon's target list for extremist infiltrators -- right and left (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 27 OP
sinkingfeeling Mar 27 #1
Merlot Mar 27 #2
dbonds Mar 27 #5
ancianita Mar 27 #12
maxrandb Mar 27 #8
Warpy Mar 27 #18
yonder Mar 27 #3
muriel_volestrangler Mar 27 #19
Grasswire2 Mar 27 #4
Peregrine Took Mar 27 #24
Grasswire2 Mar 29 #25
FreepFryer Mar 27 #6
maxrandb Mar 27 #7
COL Mustard Mar 27 #21
maxrandb Mar 27 #9
maxrandb Mar 27 #10
Miguelito Loveless Mar 27 #11
LiberalLovinLug Mar 27 #22
DBoon Mar 27 #13
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LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 27 #15
marble falls Mar 27 #16
Ford_Prefect Mar 27 #17
COL Mustard Mar 27 #20
Hekate Mar 27 #23

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:18 PM

1. There are Antifa flags? This is from their (mis)presentation......

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Read the 'core belief' and then see the examples. Do you buy this?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:22 PM

2. You know how much left wingers/Anti-fa types love flags and enlisting

And they really like marching in formation, it's such a lefty ideal.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:36 PM

5. They should make up their minds, is Antifa socialist or against all government forms.



It can't be both. But since it is a mythical organization I guess it can have mythical attributes.

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Response to dbonds (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:32 PM

12. Antifa ranges between socialist and all forms of fascist government. It's not either-or,

because being against all fascism covers a wide swath of the population and encompasses other adjacent allies.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:41 PM

8. Arrest Jethro Tull now!

That "A" symbol was used for their album "A"

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 05:14 PM

18. Well, that first one is similar to an atheist symbol

They know there are Antifa infiltrators and they have flags because Dumdum's boys told them so.

Besides, it has to look balanced, especially if it's not.

I wish someone would get through to these guys what "antifa" means and how to pronounce it. We can work on getting them to recognize it's not organized with leaders later.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:25 PM

3. Interesting how Islam is the only religion

that was pointed out.

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Response to yonder (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 05:17 PM

19. They do mention 'Christian extremism' too

saying it's often conflated with white supremacy. That is under "not specifically targeting USG/DoD", though

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:26 PM

4. This is a SCOOP, from Betsy Woodruff.

Good work, Politico.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:01 PM

24. Where has she been?

I haven't seen anything from her in a long time.

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:15 PM

25. well, she married Jonathan Swan

...and so actually this article should have given her hyphenated name, I think. From what I see, she's still at Politico, although that organization recently lost about half of its reporters due to new management.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:38 PM

6. So these guys are declaring war on Punk Rockers in 2021. You're about 37 years late, Agent Mike (nt)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:39 PM

7. I'll take "Recall Mike Flynn to Active Duty for Courts Martial" for $800 Alex

This would be the singular, most crystalline clear indication that the Pentagon is serious about rooting out extremist and seditionist.

Military folks are some of the worst gossips in the world. Recall some of those January 6 dipshits for Dishonorable and Big Chicken Dinner discharges, and the message will get out!

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 05:35 PM

21. And Think Real Hard About Actually Promoting His Brother To 4-Star Rank

He's already been confirmed so it may be hard to take that one back. I hope it gets relooked.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:43 PM

9. A Pledge Pin on your Uniform?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:46 PM

10. "Son, the only thing I want is for soldiers to obey my orders as if they came from God"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:53 PM

11. The "Occupy" movement was extremist?

And they are still worried about it 10 years later?

Also, “anarchists” are not Left-wing, they oppose government, no matter ideology.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 06:01 PM

22. I get the impression that they were reaching for any definition of a "lefty"

Plenty of examples of RW nutcases and militias dedicated to fascism. And involved in violent actions.

How many examples of left wing mass shooters? James Hodgkinson, who was the shooter in Dayton, was a Sanders supporter and anti-Trump based on his social media.

But how many others? You are right about anarchists. They are not left wing. The left actually WANTS government, wants representation. Just more accountable and people power orientated government.

And Occupy was against the excesses and corruption of the capitalist system loopholes that allowed Wall Street to abuse their power and rip off average American's investments. But is that really just a left wing problem, or issue?

But they also know that the right in America will never take them seriously, or be very suspicious, if they were to come out and tell the truth; That the vast majority of more violent threats come from right wing groups, and so they will concentrate there. No, it has to be at least 50/50 expenditure and man power dedicated to each side, or the MAGAts will have a breakdown.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:57 PM

13. More proof that revolutionary Marxism is irrelevant

Not one group mentioned.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 04:36 PM

15. What about anti-abortionists? They've killed a number of doctors, and bombed clinics.

They also threaten anyone who is entering Planned Parenthood. They're definitely an organized white terrorist group.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 05:00 PM

16. Who has oversight on this list?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 05:07 PM

17. I doubt that the degree of racist infiltration is not known. I'd start by counting the tattoos.

“No one truly knows,” Audrey Kurth Cronin, the director of American University’s Center for Security, Innovation and New Technology, told a House panel this week. “No serious plan can be built without defining the scope of the problem.”


He makes it sound like there's no one with an impression at all of the infiltration. He may have a statistical point but the remark is entirely misleading. Racism isn't new in American military life. We've had a number of periods when we've been told the Armed Forces were looking into responding to and working to eliminate it. The idea that White Supremacists would try to infiltrate the command structure is neither new nor surprising. A number of organizations who monitor racist groups have been warning for some time that this was not only a goal but had already occurred.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 05:34 PM

20. This Is Different From What My Agency Received

We had our session the other day, and had a pretty good discussion about extremists in the ranks and how that's a bad thing.

I didn't get to use one of my favorite lines, "I hate Illinois Nazis". Maybe next time.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 06:15 PM

23. KnR

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