Leaked Document Shows Media Is Hiding US Military Calls Socialists A ‘Terrorist’ Ideology Along With Anarchists And Neo-Nazis

A Navy Counterterrorism training document has been leaked to the Intercept and some Dem politicians like Bernie Sanders and AOC are going to try their hardest to cover this up or play off the credibility. The document lists socialists as a terrorist ideology alongside neo-nazis and anarchists.

Journalist Ken Klippenstein broke the news saying: “New US military training document calls socialists a “terrorist” ideology and lists them alongside “neo-nazis” amid Pentagon crackdown on domestic extremism, per counterterrorism training material leaked to me” he included with a photo of the page in question.”

The Intercept reported, “A section of the training document subtitled “Study Questions” includes the following: “Anarchists, socialists and neo-nazis represent which terrorist ideological category?” The correct answer is “political terrorists,” a military source briefed on the training told me.

“The document, titled “Introduction to Terrorism/Terrorist Operations,” is part of a longer training manual recently disseminated by the Naval Education Training and Command’s Navy Tactical Training Center in conjunction with the Center for Security Forces. The training is designed for masters-at-arms, the Navy’s internal police, the military source said.”

Reporter Christopher Mathias said, “According to the military source, the training materials also include a ‘black panthers fist symbol on a slide of terror orgs with al Qaeda.

“An internal Pentagon draft document proposing language to define extremism is three pages long, the tortured language reflecting attempts not to violate First Amendment rights, according to the senior Defense Department official”

Legendary journalist Glenn Greenwald said of the leak: “The Biden War on Terror — which, as he admits, is dictated by the US security state — is not targeted at right-wing groups or left-wing groups but both: namely, anyone who works against the establishment and ruling class status quo. If you cheer it, that’s what you’ll get.”

From The Intercept:

According to the military source, the training materials also include a “black panthers fist symbol on a slide of terror orgs with al Qaeda.”

Echoing Kline’s concerns about constitutional rights, a senior Defense Department official familiar with the development of the military’s domestic extremism program said that defining “extremism” in a way that respects First Amendment rights was proving exceptionally difficult.

An internal Pentagon draft document proposing language to define extremism, reviewed by The Intercept, is three pages long, the tortured language reflecting attempts not to violate First Amendment rights, according to the senior Defense Department official.

The Pentagon appears to be aware of the constitutional risks. A separate internal Pentagon document about the definition of extremism states:

“As appealing as the concept of a one sentence definition may be, this would carry both practical and legal risks. A single sentence definition, crafted too narrowly, might fail to prohibit actions that threaten the Department’s ability to carry out its mission.

A less specific definition, on the other hand, risks being so vague as to prohibit or chill Constitutionally protected conduct by servicemembers.”

 

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