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White Supremacist Fliers Found on Fort Carson

Propaganda flier for Northwest Front, a self-described white separatist organization.

Propaganda fliers for Northwest Front, a self-described white separatist organization, have been found on Fort Carson, Colo., and turned over to authorities, the Army Times reported Tuesday.

Law enforcement officials are investigating, post spokeswoman Dani Johnson told the Times.

The fliers, posted to Reddit early Tuesday, urge troops to join the group's drive to create a "white nation" in the Pacific Northwest and "secure the existence of our people and a future for White children."

"Ever wonder if you are fighting for the right side?" says one flyer, which accuses the Pentagon of targeting white men and Christians.

The Army Times noted that a Reddit user who describes himself as a paratrooper, jhb2wr, posted to Reddit saying he and some other paratroopers "found about a dozen sealed plastic bags blowing around Fort Carson with this flyer and a CD inside."

Reddit users responded, urging the soldier to turn the fliers in to authorities and not to put the CD into a computer for fear of computer viruses.

Current and former members of the military have long been coveted by neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups for their tactical skills and ideological beliefs, and efforts to recruit them are nothing new, scholar Brian Levin told the Times.

"It's like, do the Yankees want a great pitcher?" said Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University. "Neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups are happy to have people commit acts of violence in the name of their ideology without being a card-carrying member of their group — lone wolves," Levin said.

What was unusual to Levin was the discovery of the fliers on the post rather than in the surrounding community, which suggests to him the flyers were distributed by a servicemember with ties to or leanings toward the group. Others on Reddit noted they could have been tossed onto the post.

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