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U.S. Exports Hate Groups to Iraq “We’ve got Aryan Nations graffitti in Baghdad. . . that’s a problem,” a Defense Department investigator is quoted as saying in a new report. Neo-Nazi groups have long sought to place members in the U.S. armed forces, as a way to train them on the use of weapons and explosives for the “race war” they believe is imminent. The Pentagon has had a ten-year declared “zero tolerance” policy towards such volunteers — but the report, from the domestic terror-tracking Southern Poverty Law Center, says pressure on recruiters as a result of the Iraq war has led to violent racists getting accepted — and trained, and deployed.

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