Gangs are joining the military, not to serve their country, but to learn how to kill people better:
The FBI has assigned an agent to monitor any connections between U.S. Soldiers and a Chicago-based gang alliance, federal agents said.
Of particular concern are reports that the Folk Nation, consisting of more than a dozen gangs in the Chicago area, is placing young members in the military in an effort to gather information about weapons and tactics, said FBI Special Agent Andrea Simmons, who is based in El Paso, Texas.
“Our understanding is that they find members without a criminal history so that they can join, and once they get out, they will have a new set of skills that they can apply to criminal enterprises,” Simmons said. “This could be a concern for any law enforcement agency that has to deal with gangs on a daily basis.”
Chicago gang symbols can be found amid other graffiti, mostly in latrines on U.S. military bases such as Camp Fallujah in Iraq’s Anbar Province.
The police are beginning to worry:
(05/03/06 – FAYETTEVILLE) – An unlikely place has become the new battleground for American gangs. Gang leaders want their members to sign up for military duty so they can learn urban combat tactics.
Images of graffiti in Iraqi combat zones is capturing attention. Military personnel who are gang members in their hometowns allegedly put it there. Fayetteville police officer Hunter Glass, a gang expert, says whoever did the graffiti knew exactly what they were doing.
He says he is not surprised by what he calls the infiltration of gang members in the military. Glass blames recruiters.
“With millions of gang members out there, it may seem like a great place to recruit from as an element, but the problem is is that gangs are a problem,” he said.
One shocking video shows a gang member, who also served as a Marine in Iraq, using urban warfare tactics to kill a California police officer and seriously wound two others.
The images of our military’s defaced equipment and buildings:
Some people are blaming the recruiters, but this problem is bigger than just a recruitment issue. These people are seeking miltiary training for the purpose of killing their gang enemies and the police and other law enforcement officials for the furtherance of their gang enterprises: drug dealing, prostitution, weapons dealing. It sounds to me like they didn’t need to be recruited.