The US State Department on Monday officially sanctioned an allegedly ‘violent’ Russian ‘neo-Nazi’ group as a terrorist organization — marking the first time that a ‘white supremacist’ group has been designated in this manner:
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and counterterrorism coordinator Nathan Sales announced the move against the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) and its leaders at a virtual press briefing.
As well as forbidding American citizens from interacting with RIM and freezing any assets the group has in the US, the move also placed sanctions on three of the group’s leaders — Stanislav Anatolyevich Vorobyev, Denis Valliullovich Gariev and Nikolay Nikolayevich Trushchalov.
“These designations are unprecedented,” Sales told the briefing. “This is the first time the United States has ever designated white supremacist terrorists, illustrating how seriously this administration takes the threat. We are taking actions no previous administration has taken to counter this threat.”
The RIM is alleged by US officials to provide paramilitary training to neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Russia and elsewhere from two camps it runs in St. Petersburg.
A September 2019 report on international white supremacist groups by an independent US national security think tank, The Soufan Center, categorized the RIM as “an ultranationalist, quasi-paramilitary organization that describes itself as monarchist and stridently Orthodox.”
“Concerned with fighting against globalization, multiculturalism, and liberalism, the RIM is part and parcel of the broader international White Supremacist Extremist (WSE) project,” the report observed.
“To this end, the group has hosted paramilitary training camps and cultivated contacts with other WSE movements and individuals, such as convicted Swedish neo-Nazi bombers Viktor Melin and Anton Thulin, who attended a RIM-affiliated training camp. There are also indications of RIM involvement in the Donbass war [in Ukraine,] as well as potential linkages with American WSE groups.”
The group maintains a paramilitary unit calling itself the Imperial Legion, the report noted.
Monday’s State Department announcement was warmly welcomed by the chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism in the US Congress.
A spokesperson for Rep. (((Max Rose (D-NY)))) said that the congressman had “been the leading voice in calling for violent foreign white supremacists to be labeled as the terrorists that they are.”
…On Monday, however, Rose’s spokesperson cautioned that the State Department’s announcement was “only a first step.”
“The threats these groups pose are real, global in nature, and this designation gives our law enforcement the tools necessary to protect our homeland,” the spokesperson said.
So where is the proof — the real world examples — that this Russian group has engaged in illegal ‘violence’? None is given, of course.
Oh, look, these ‘international terrorists’ are trying to recruit ‘racists’ from the American South by flying the Confederate flag. How cartoonishly convenient.
Simply put, they are White Christians with guns, the new ADL golem, the new ‘international’ boogeyman.
And there is nothing ‘independent’ about the so-called ‘think tank’, The Soufan Center, which is just another lap dog of the Anti-Defamation League that churns out reports based on spurious statistics by the discredited anti-White, anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center.
The official-sounding “White Supremacist Extremist” (WSE) project is nothing more than a regurgitation and repackaging of the the ADL’s fabricated contention that there is some ISIS-like shadowy ‘White supremacist’ international terrorist network that is ‘more dangerous’ than Al Qaeda ever was, allegedly.
Even a prominent Jewish professor from Brown University has publicly denounced the ADL’s ‘heinous lies’ that so-called ‘White supremacists’ are a serious threat to Jews in America.
But we can’t let reality get in the way of Zionist propaganda.
And when the Jewish Congressman, Max Rose, warns us that this is ‘just the first step‘, he isn’t mincing words — he and powerful jewish supremacist groups like the ADL and World Jewish Congress will not stop until they get new ‘hate crime’ laws enacted that will finally designate any criticism of Jews as a form of ‘domestic terrorism’.