Saturday, March 10, 2007

Bein' All De Gangsta You Can Be

A few months ago, the paranoid hysteric Morris Dees put out a big screed through his bogus Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to the effect that "Skinheads and other White Supremacist gangs were infiltrating the United States military and spraying Baghdad with Nazi graffiti."

Needless to say, Mo Dees produced no proof of any kind for this startling allegation, most likely because nothing of the kind is happening.

However, Mo Dees did turn out to be partially right. American gang members are joining the military in record numbers--black and Hispanic gang members, that is.

According to the service magazine Stars and Stripes, "U.S. criminal gangs have gained a foothold in the U.S. military and are using overseas deployments to spread tentacles around the globe, according to the FBI. FBI gang investigator Jennifer Simon said in an e-mail to Stars and Stripes this week that gang members have been documented on or near U.S. military bases in Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Iraq. 'It’s no secret that gang members are prevalent in the armed forces, including internationally,' Simon said, adding that the FBI is preparing to release a report on gangs in the military.

In contrast to the Southern Poverty Law Center's deranged gibbering, Stars and Stripes cited a number of specific instances of proof for this allegation "In Iraq, armored vehicles, concrete barricades and bathroom walls have served as canvasses for spray-painted gang art. At Camp Cedar II, about 185 miles southeast of Baghdad, a guard shack was recently defaced with GDN for Gangster Disciple Nation, along with the gang’s six-pointed star and the word Chitown, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. In Germany, a soldier is being prosecuted this week for the murder of Sgt. Juwan Johnson, beaten to death on July 4, 2005, allegedly during a Gangster Disciple initiation in Kaiserslautern. In September, Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Europe warned teachers and parents to watch out for signs of gang activity, including the deadly MS-13 gang.

"At the time, DODDS-Europe public affairs officer David Ruderman said there had been two incidents in the past 18 months that involved students fighting, wearing gang colors or claiming to be members of gangs. In one of the incidents, a student’s family member may have been a gang member, he said."

The Stars and Stripes article was, in fact, replete with the very kind of information which was conspicuous by its absence from the Southern Poverty Law Center accusations about alleged "racist gang members" joining the army.

The American military has become so desperate for soldiers that in addition to such tricks to meet manpower goals as raising the enlistment age to 42 and other "creative accounting" techniques to cook the statistics, recruiting sergeants have been caught doing things like concealing criminal records and histories of drug addiction, coaching the dumber (read blacker) recruits on passing entrance tests and in some cases outright cheating and falsification; bribery and threats and fraud to induce kids to enlist, and various other completely unethical and illegal tactics.

They are so desperate for cannon fodder for Iraq and Afghanistan and most likely Iran, which seems to be next on the list, that they don't care who they give a uniform and an automatic weapon to.

Now, that's really what this country need---thousands of black and Mexican criminals trained in the use of weapons and techniques of killing and torture at government expense.

God, we must have some kind of collective death wish.

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