Fort Bliss Soldier Under Investigation for Possible Ties to neo-Nazi Terrorist Group

A Fort Bliss soldier is being investigated by U.S. Army officials for suspected ties to a neo-Nazi terrorist organization.Pfc. Corwyn Storm Carver, 22, is thought to be a member of Atomwaffen Division, a white supremacy hate group, the Huffington Post reported.1st Armored Division spokeswoman Lt. Col. Crystal Boring confirmed Carver's active-duty status at the West Texas Army post but said policy prevented her from released further details while an investigation is being conducted.Carver is a combat medic assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, the Army Times said."The Army does not tolerate racism, extremism, or hatred in our ranks," Boring said in a statement. "When an individual enters into the Army, they are held to the high moral and ethical standards articulated as the Army Values. We uphold those same standards."According to civil rights agency Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, Atomwaffen Division is "a terroristic national socialist organization" that "fetishizes violence as the only vehicle for apocalyptic, racial cleansing and the imposition of order."The young group was founded in 2015 and is active in Texas, the center said, influenced by convicted killer Charles Manson and neo-Nazi leader James Mason, among others. Its members have been linked to violent crimes including murders in California and Virginia.An investigation by ProPublica and Frontline found that Atomwaffen Division recruited U.S. military personnel, who the FBI said are prized by white supremacist groups for their discipline and knowledge of firearms, explosives and tactical skills.The issue is ongoing: A Military Times poll in 2017 found that nearly a quarter of U.S. military troops had encountered white nationalists within their ranks.  Continue reading...

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