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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Op-Ed: A growing movement of foreign fighters to Ukraine has attracted considerable numbers of white supremacist group members, many from the U.S. What does this mean for U.S. national security?

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...In 2017, James Fields rammed a car into a crowd of counterprotesters at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one and injuring dozens. The event sparked widespread discussion of the recent rise in hate crimes.

Lurking under the surface of this reenergized hate is a calculated transnational effort to augment the strength of white supremacist groups. Fields is a member of a new neo-Nazi group, Vanguard America, which has ties to the British neo-Nazi group Vanguard Britannia. Similarly, groups like "the Base" and the Nordic Resistance Movement have used social media platforms to disseminate White supremacist ideology and recruitment propaganda internationally.

To harden their members and expand their international ties, White supremacist groups have urged their followers to join foreign paramilitary groups, with Ukraine becoming a hotspot for these extremists. For example, the Azov Battalion, formed in 2014 to oppose Russian separatist forces in Ukraine, has attracted White supremacists, neo-Nazis, and other adherents to far-right ideologies from many countries. According to a Soufan Group report, at least 35 Americans have traveled to Ukraine to fight on either side of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War.

This is a serious threat to U.S. national security that will only worsen if left unchecked. In this article, I explore the threat of White supremacist foreign fighters to the U.S. in the context of the increasingly transnational character of White supremacist groups. I conclude with policy recommendations....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-08-04 11:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If you pointed out the Nazi movements within the pro-Ukrainian side during the Obama administration, you were a Russian asset and tool of Putin.

It's nice we can point this out now.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-05 09:30 AM | Reply

"Nazi movements within the pro-Ukrainian side"

The claim from Andrea, a mattress was Ukraine itself was being run by Nazis.

And furthermore that Ukraine shot down MH17.

Andrea, a mattress was a Russian asset and tool of Putin.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-05 01:07 PM | Reply

I think it's was generally understood that Fat Andy Mattress was a russian troll that lived in his Russian oligarch father's basement.

#4 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-08-06 02:14 PM | Reply

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