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Neo-Nazi scandal hits German elite military unit. The Bundeswehr is set to suspend an officer in an elite military unit over suspected ties to right-wing extremism. Two other fellow soldiers have also been accused of flashing the Hitler salute.

Neo-Nazi scandal hits German elite military unit. The Bundeswehr is set to suspend an officer in an elite military unit over suspected ties to right-wing extremism. Two other fellow soldiers have also been accused of flashing the Hitler salute.

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.dw.com/en/neo-nazi-scandal-hits-german-elite-military-unit/a-51490089) reduced by 74%. (I’m a bot)
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    > A new neo-Nazi scandal has erupted in the German military, this time in its Special Forces Command, according to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

    > An officer in the elite military unit is strongly suspected of involvement in the right-wing extremist scene, the paper reported on Sunday.

    > The Special Forces Command is responsible for rescuing people who have been kidnapped, taken hostage or are facing terrorist threats abroad. Christof Gramm, the head of MAD, recently reported that they are currently investigating 20 soldiers in the elite unit over suspected links to right-wing extremists.

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  2. Jesus fucking Christ I hate when a article writes down the titles first line 200 million times, like you read half the article and it’s still the title,fuck

  3. Nazi and the military, what could go wrong?

  4. They are only catching the really stupid ones.

  5. >An officer in the elite military unit is strongly suspected of involvement in the right-wing extremist scene, [BILD] reported on Sunday.

    >Suspicions arose following a monthslong intelligence operation by the Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD). The officer, who has served several tours of duty in Afghanistan, was being covertly investigated by the service after an informant tipped them off to the man’s activities.

    This is dangerous. Imagine what this person could do with the knowledge / expertise / tactics (presumably) he was taught in. If he passed that on to fringe militant right wing groups, or maybe he already has…

  6. The world is gearing up for another spicy 30s

  7. I’m not sure what’s more concerning, that there’s ideological extremists in one of the highest branches of the military, or that these comments are filled with people who seem personally offended that they were called out and removed.

    So far I’ve seen:

    – Nazi was actually left wing

    – But do they go after left wing extremists

    – Was he just called a nazi because he doesn’t like immigrants

    Now maybe I was just raised differently, but when someone out there supports Mao or Stalin and they’re told to “fuck off with that tankie shit”, at no point do I knee jerk react into saying “but what about the fascists”.

    This isn’t some game for points for your side. We don’t need to go “but actually there’s bad people on both sides” every time a guy who salutes Hitler runs someone over with their truck.

  8. Honestly, any German will tell you that they’re not surprised. The Bundeswehr had a number of neo-nazis scandals in the past. Most notably (imo), a few years ago a soldier got caught prepping a false flag attack as a Syrian refugee to achieve whatever. Also I don’t think I need to explain that the Bundeswehr naturally attracts that demographic. Nevertheless this shouldn’t happen but I’m not surprised.

  9. Is if just me or are there more and more neo Nazi stories emerging of late?

  10. How stupid for members of the German army to have forgotten the horrific past of their country and the evils that it thrust upon the world. The army command has done the right thing by kicking them out of the army and stripping them of their dignity and military pension. I would imagine that they are also now known to German intelligence agencies.

  11. Fascism is a denial of basic humanity.

  12. I can’t understand anyone who would be surprised at this. Nazism is an ideology that openly idolizes warfare. What did you think neonazis would go for as a career? STEM?

  13. It’s almost like people are incapable of learning from history. This is ridiculous.

  14. Must be nice for that to count as a scandal in your country.

  15. Nazis in the military. As a german I am shoked, shoked I say. What next? Nazis in the police? Nazis in the AFD?

  16. Hans-Georg: Aber was mit den Linksextremen

  17. Dear commentators:

    If you feel the need to attack ‘the far left’ when reading this, your ideology is too far to the right. We’re all against nazis, and we’re all against totalitarian communists. Right now, it’s the nazis who are a problem.

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