US Army soldier fired after enlisting to kill black people

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A US Army soldier has been deported after saying he enlisted in the service to become better at killing black people following an FBI investigation.

CNN reporting Killian M. Ryan was arrested on August 26 and charged with one count of knowingly making a false statement on his security clearance application following an FBI investigation that revealed ties to white supremacist organizations and Nazi principles.

According to a Defense Department official, Ryan was released after being charged with driving under the influence multiple times, but prosecutors uncovered more serious issues in their investigation of the former soldier.

In addition to Ryan’s claim, prosecutors say the soldier operated social media accounts where he regularly communicated with extremists and made statements about his military membership to enhance his ability to kill black people.

Prosecutors also discovered that the former soldier lied in his 2020 security clearance application, saying he had not spoken to his father, who was convicted of car theft and charges of drug, for more than a decade. But the FBI investigation revealed that Ryan used numerous social media accounts registered with him which he used to contact his father. Investigators also found photos of Ryan with his father.

The former soldier served as a fire support specialist, gathering intelligence and enemy target positions to help the army deploy and fire artillery, but had not been deployed.

Many former servicemen joined far-right and extremist organizations after leaving or are still in the military. According to CBS News, more than 80 former and current soldiers and military service members were charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, including top members of the Proud Boys and the Three Percenters.

Secretary of the Department of Defense Lloyd Austin, who was confirmed as the first black Secretary of Defense in United States history, has made it his business to weed out racist members of the military by ordering a staggered pause in operations across the Army to heighten military expectations. and review departmental policy on extremism.

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