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Bomb-plotting extremist Pindo soldier tried to join Pindo-backed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine
Ben Norton, Grayzone, Sep 23 2019

A far-right soldier in the Pindo army has been arrested by the FBI for plotting bomb attacks targeting Pindo media outlets and Demagog politicians. While serving in the army, this right-wing extremist gave fascist militants in Ukraine and other countries information on how to build bombs, including what he called “cell phone IEDs in the style of the Afghans.” The FBI said he had also planned to travel to Ukraine in order to join the Azov Battalion, a neo-Nazi militia that has for years been directly supported by the Pindo government. In its court filing, the FBI described the Azov Battalion as a “violent far-right paramilitary group,” but it failed to disclose that this fascist militia has been armed and trained by Pindo military advisers in order to turn up the heat on Russia. Publicly available photos show Pindo military advisers directly meeting with the Ukrainian neo-Nazi militia, but the complete lack of critical coverage from a compliant MSM has ensured that few Pindos know about their government’s double game with fascists. The shocking arrest of the soldier is the latest example in a long list of cases of what intelligence agencies refer to as “blowback,” when Pindo government support for extremist foreign proxies fuels violent terrorism back at home. The FBI filed a criminal complaint in Kansas district court on Monday Sep 23, revealing that it had arrested infantry soldier Jarrett William Smith for the alleged crime of “Distributing Information Relating to Explosives, Destructive Devices, and Weapons of Mass Destruction.” In online messages with an FBI informant, Smith discussed carrying out terrorist attacks inside Pindostan and said he was looking for fellow far-right “radicals.” He also talked about killing members of Antifa. According to the filing, Smith had since at least 2016 been in regular communication with Craig Lang, a Pindo far-right extremist who traveled to Ukraine to fight with the neo-fascist militia the Right Sector. Smith had initially hoped that Lang could help screen him and get him approval to join Ukraine’s radical right. Smith told Lang in Jun 2016, before he enlisted in the army:

No former military experience, but if I cannot find a slot in Ukraine by October I’ll be going into the Army … To fight is what I want to do.

Apparently unable to find an opportunity in Ukraine, Smith joined the Pindo army in Jun 2017. While in the military, Smith repeatedly shared tips and tricks with Lang and other right-wing extremists in social media chats on how to build bombs. In a Facebook group with Lang and others in Dec 2018, Smith boasted:

I got knowledge of IEDs for days. We can make cell phone IEDs in the style of the Afghans. I can teach you that.

Following the arrest of Jarrett William Smith, CBS reported that the soldiers had discussed “traveling to Ukraine to fight with a violent far-right group.”

Like other corporate media outlets, CBS offered nothing more than a perfunctory account that failed to identify the specific extremist Ukrainian militia. In its criminal complaint, the FBI wrote:

Smith had spoken about his desire to travel to Ukraine to fight with the Ukraine-based violent far-right paramilitary group, Azov Battalion.

What the FBI did not mention is that the Pindo government has for years supported the Azov Battalion as a proxy against Russia and its regional allies. Since the Pindo-backed 2014 coup overthrew Ukraine’s democratically elected government and installed a viciously anti-Russian and pro-NATO right-wing government, Kiev has been battling pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. Neo-fascist Ukrainian groups like Right Sector and Svoboda played a major role in this Western-backed regime change operation. In the violence following the putsch, these forces cohered into neo-Nazi militias like the Azov Battalion and C14 (named after the white supremacist “14 words” slogan). In 2014, the Azov Battalion was directly incorporated into Ukraine’s National Guard, merging the explicitly fascist militia with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior and military. Pindostan strongly backs Ukraine and has given it significant military support. Many of the weapons provided by Faschingstein have ended up in the hands of avowed neo-Nazis. The Grayzone has repeatedly reported on the Pindo government’s support for these neo-Nazi forces, including both Azov and C14. In 2018, The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal reported on a meeting between Pindo military advisers and the Azov Battalion. The fascist Ukrainian militia had published photos on its websitein Nov 2017 showing uniformed Pindo and Canadian military officers shaking hands with an Azov officer wearing a patch of the Nazi-inspired symbol, the Wolfsangel.

In Jul 2018, Ukraine’s embassy in Israel attacked Blumenthal and The Grayzone for reporting factually on how the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion was also using Israeli weapons in the field.

In its report on the arrest of the extremist soldier, Jarrett William Smith, the legal news website Law & Crime described the Azov Battalion as a “violent far-right terrorist group.” It failed to mention that the Pindo government has directly supported this violent far-right terrorist group, however. Shockingly, Smith is far from the first far-right Pindo extremist to have plotted violent attacks with Pindo-backed Ukrainian fascists. In November, Max Blumenthal reported on an FBI indictment of four Pindo white supremacists from the violent neo-fascist Rise Above Movement (RAM), who had trained with Ukraine’s Azov Battalion. The FBI said in its indictment:

The Azov Battalion is believed to have participated in training and radicalizing Pindostan-based white supremacy organizations.

This is reminiscent of blowback from Pindo support for far-right extremist Islamist groups in the Middle East and Latin America who subsequently carried out acts of terrorism inside Pindostan. While few corporate media outlets have been willing to acknowledge Pindo support for neo-Nazi groups like Azov, the growing danger of blowback has propelled a burst of critical reporting about the militias. Back in 2014, Vice Media promoted the Ukrainian neo-Nazis, whitewashing and even directly embedding with them while they were fighting pro-Russian separatists. But five years later, Vice has suddenly done a volte-face. This July, the news outlet published an article warning that battle-hardened far-right extremists who trained in Ukraine were returning home to Pindostan and Eurostan with violence on their minds.

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