Secret tapes show neo-Nazi group The Base recruiting former members of the military nbcnews.com/news/us-news/s…
Secret recordings of a militant neo-Nazi org The Base reveal that the group is recruiting people with military expertise in the U.S. and Canada to train in military operations and prepare to take advantage of what they believe is impending societal collapse.
The audio recordings are from calls between the leader of The Base Nazzaro who resides in Russia and more than 100 prospective recruits using the encrypted app Wire.
SPLC says that it obtained more than 80 hours of audio recorded starting in November 2018 and that the recordings are featured in a new three-part podcast titled "Baseless" that is being released as part of the SPLC's "Sounds Like Hate" podcast series. soundslikehate.org
a confidential source provided the recordings to SPLC unsolicited, and it confirmed their authenticity with subject matter experts.

The SPLC says the audio does not appear to have been edited.
20% of the prospective recruits who were recorded said they were active-duty military or had served in the military in some capacity

NBC News has listened to a significant part of the audio but could not independently verify their identities or their claims.
The leader of The Base, Rinaldo Nazzaro, who was born in the U.S., runs his operation out of his apartment in St. Petersburg, Russia, which he discusses in the recordings.
Reports that Nazzaro is based in Russia "raise flags about the potential for foreign influence on these white supremacist organizations operating on American soil."
"They hate Jews and African Americans. Their goal is to use terrorism to start a race war and collapse the US. Triggering societal collapse may be a sick fantasy, but the reality is that domestic terror has claimed more lives than internatl terror since 9/11”
Rep. Jackie Speier
Many of the conversations document recruitment interviews Nazzaro conducted with potential members of the group. The SPLC says it used machine learning to find patterns in what was discussed.
There are recurring themes of violence and munitions, but there are also pervasive undertones of avoiding attention from the media and law enforcement.
According to the SPLC, 80% of the recordings have to do with guns and the collapse of America. The word "targeted" occurs in 45% of the conversations, and the phrase "not doing anything illegal" shows up in 30% of the conversations.
While Nazzaro spoke mostly in positive terms about the camaraderie the group could provide the potential recruits, some of the most hateful language came from the potential recruits themselves, according to the SPLC.
"A lot of our guys, we have just a pure hatred for modern civilization and industrialization," said "the Ecologist," the alias for a 20-year-old potential recruit.
"We wish to liberate ourselves, our fellow whites and animals from that system." When Nazzaro asked how, he answered, "Through economic sabotage such as bombings, arson."

Others bragged about the weapons they own.
According to the SPLC, Nazzaro organized The Base "not as a hierarchical membership organization, but as a network of small, underground cells, each with a high degree of autonomy."
Nazzaro said on one of the recordings: "What people decide to do outside The Base with that training and contacts they make is their business. We don't really need to know about it. I mean, sure, it's kind of better that we don't for everyone's sake and for everyone's success."

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh
 

Keep Current with ʟᴜʟᴜ ʟᴇ ᴍᴇᴡ ᕕ( ͡ ͡°‸↼‶)ᕗ

ʟᴜʟᴜ ʟᴇ ᴍᴇᴡ ᕕ( ͡ ͡°‸↼‶)ᕗ Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

PDF

Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @LuluLemew

16 Oct
New documents from a former Cambridge Analytica insider reveal what an election watchdog group claims was illegal coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and a billionaire-funded pro-Trump super PAC. apnews.com/article/electi…
Cambridge Analytica violated election law by ignoring its own written firewall policy, blurring lines between work created for Trump’s 2016 campaign & the Make America Number 1 super PAC, according to updated complaint the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center filed Friday with FEC
The complaint also alleges that Cambridge Analytica — which improperly acquired and used 87 million Facebook users’ profiles to predict their behavior — had a shared project calendar for both Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Make America Number 1 super PAC, among other evidence.
Read 27 tweets
16 Oct
Giuliani was so gung-ho “that everybody [in the IC who knew about it] was talking about how hard it was going to be to try to get him to stop, to take seriously the idea that he was being used as a conduit for misinformation” washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
The warnings were based on multiple sources, including intercepted communications, that showed Giuliani was interacting with people tied to Russian intelligence during a December 2019 trip to Ukraine, where he was gathering information that he thought would hurt the Bidens
The intelligence raised concerns that Giuliani was being used to feed Russian misinformation to TRUMP
Read 16 tweets
15 Oct
Phillip Halpern:

“I won’t work in Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department any longer”

He served for 36 years under six administrations sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commen…
“Maybe I should’ve seen this coming, but like many of my colleagues, I fervently hoped that ..Barr’s preemptive misrepresentation of ...Mueller’s report was an honest mistake or a solitary misstep — rather than a deliberate attempt to conceal potential presidential misconduct.”
“After all, Barr has never actually investigated, charged or tried a case. He’s a well-trained bureaucrat but has no actual experience as a prosecutor.”
Read 19 tweets
14 Oct
Just gonna leave this here. No reason. Image
🙄 Image
🤐 Image
Read 5 tweets
14 Oct
The initial testing recommendations were designed to miss community transmission.

When they were updated, a line was added for ppl who had severe ARDS or pneumonia.

While testing protocols were on hold, #COVID19 spread out of control.
It is astounding just how much was not done that could have saved lives...all while Trump held rallies & blamed everyone else for his own failures.
Read 7 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!