Ethan Melzer: 5 Fast facts that you need to know

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Newly arrived marines are led through the camp near the airfield.

Ethan Melzer is a U.S. Army soldier who recently admitted to planning a deadly attack on his own unit after he passed on confidential information to a group of white supremacists.

The Ministry of Justice announced on Monday that it had not announced a charge that charged the 22-year-old with collaborating with the neo-Nazi occult organization Order of Nine Corners (O9A) to set up a deadly ambush, according to a press release.

The Ministry claims that the information provided by individuals, including the location of the unit, its movements and its titles, was communicated to the group on racist grounds, as evidenced by the criminal charge.

Melzer, born in Louisville, Kentucky, is accused of conspiracy and attempted murder of U.S. citizens, conspiracy and attempted murder of military personnel, providing and attempting to provide material assistance to terrorists, and conspiracy to murder and maim in a foreign country, continues his release.

According to the indictment, Ethan Melzer lured his soldiers into a deadly ambush by serving an evil ideological cocktail of hatred and violence, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers said on his release.

Add to that: Our men and women in uniform are risking their lives for our country, but they must never put themselves in such danger by one of their own people. The Ministry of National Security is proud to support the efforts of those who thwarted this planned attack and seek justice for these acts.

The statement stated that Melzer was killed on the 10th. June, after the FBI and the army intervened at the end of May.

The case was assigned to U.S. District Judge Gregory Woods.

Here’s everything you need to know about Ethan Melzer:

1. Melzer joined the army around 2018; a year later he joined O9A around.

According to @TheJusticeDept, @USArmy Pvt. Ethan Melzer of Louisville, Ky. reportedly sent sensitive information about his unit, including location, movements and security measures, to members of an extremist organization called the Order of the Nine Angels. https://t.co/OiKo79zboh.

– Stars and stripes (@starsandstripes) 23 June 2020

After the criminal complaint Melzer went abroad in October 2019 to join the army.

She has investigated the propaganda activities of many extremist groups, including O9A and the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), and the complaint is still pending.

The FBI seized a document issued by ISIS with a CASH SERVICES heading from an iCloud account managed by Melzer, according to court records. And described the attacks and murders of U.S. personnel around April 2020.

The HOPE NOT HOPE campaign, a website dedicated to the fight against hate politics, describes the Order as a group that promotes a supernatural and hateful system of thought that condemns liberal Judeo-Christian society.

The complaint reflects similar feelings and claims that O9A encourages violent, neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic and satanic beliefs. The group worshipped Nazis like Adolf Hitler and Islamic Jihadists like the former leader of Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden.

2. Melzer has planned a jihadist attack in.

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Getty Osama bin Laden (left) sits with his advisor Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian with ties to al-Qaida, during an interview with the Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir (not pictured) at an unknown location in Afghanistan.

After the army informed Melzer in April 2020 of plans for another foreign mission, he tried, according to the complaint, to make a deadly attack on his fellow officers possible.

A private user used an encrypted application to send messages to O9A and another related group called Rape Weapons Division, which was revealed by investigators and contained confidential information regarding the upcoming deployment of his unit.

In May of this year, he sent similar information to a suspicious Al-Qaida member. He provided information on the number of withdrawing troops, the planned location of the unit and information on the observation and defence capabilities of the unit, as evidenced by the judicial records.

Melzer also admitted that he was willing to die for leading a jihadist attack.

According to the complaint, he wrote: Whoever it is [example] … it will be another war… I could have died…because…another ten-year war in the Middle East is sure to leave its mark.

Melzer promised to release more information as soon as he got there.

3. Personally admits to being a traitor and ship data indicates.

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The soldiers of the U.S. Army salute the dead during a memorial service in Dujayla, Iraq, in October 2005.

Although prosecutors did not specify how federal agents and the military got hold of Melzer, they said he confessed almost immediately.

The accused acknowledged his role in organizing the attack on his unit, admitted that he wanted to carry out a planned attack that would lead to the death of as many of his colleagues as possible, and, according to the indictment, declared himself a traitor to the United States.

Melzer also described his behavior as betrayal, and so on.

4. If Melzer is convicted, he may be sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Getty Melzer is accused of terrorism for planning a deadly attack on his unit’s troops.

The indictment charges Melzer with conspiracy to murder U.S. citizens with a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, attempted murder of U.S. citizens with a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment, conspiracy to murder U.S. military personnel with a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment, attempted murder of U.S. military personnel with a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment, attempted supply and delivery of material assistance to terrorists with a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment, and conspiracy to commit murder and manslaughter.

These prosecutions are currently carried out by the Counter-Terrorism and International Drugs Unit of the Agency.

5.  The armed forces may provide a recruitment base for hate groups, observer organisations Dis

Neo-Nazis

Members of the National Socialist movement, one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the United States, hold a burning swastika after a rally in Draketown, Georgia.

While this is rare, organizations pursuing extremist activities warn that the U.S. military could be a place where hate groups are trained and recruited, the New York Times reports.

A number of white supremacists had previously served in the military and then used deadly force, according to the NYT, citing Wade Page and Timothy McVeigh. Paige opened fire on the Sikh-Wisconsin Temple in 2012, according to one source, while McVeigh blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1955.

In February 2019, The Times reported the arrest of a Lieutenant of the Maryland Coast Guard accused of conspiracy to murder a number of journalists, democratic politicians, judges and other leftists in general.

Christopher Hasson, a self-proclaimed white nationalist, was sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal weapons and drug possession.

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