For those asking how this could get any worse, now you know.

Courtesy of NBC News:

Secret recordings of a militant neo-Nazi organization called 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 and more than 100 prospective recruits using the encrypted app Wire. The Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, which monitors hate groups, 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.

According to the SPLC, a confidential source provided the recordings to the organization unsolicited, and it confirmed their authenticity with subject matter experts. The SPLC says the audio does not appear to have been edited.

Twenty percent of the prospective recruits who were recorded said they were active-duty military or had served in the military in some capacity, said documentary filmmaker Jamila Paksima, a co-host of the podcast. 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.

Mollie Saltskog, senior intelligence analyst at The Soufan Group, an international security consultancy, said: “Extremely lethal and dangerous operations that believe in an impending race war like The Base or Atomwaffen make a concerted effort to recruit people with military experience. Having these types of people in these types of organizations increases their operational capabilities to commit acts of terrorism.”

Saltskog said reports that Nazzaro is based in Russia “raise flags about the potential for foreign influence on these white supremacist organizations operating on American soil.”

Remember that the Kremlin’s main objective has been to get Americans to turn on each other, and they are using our own social media to make that happen. 

Putting Donald Trump in power was not the goal, he is only one part of a much larger effort to render us impotent. 

An America that is at war with itself will not have the will or the resources to address Russian expansion efforts, and by the time we get our shit together, Vladimir Putin will have rebuilt and refortified the Soviet Union.