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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:17 AM

Revealed: the true identity of the leader of an American neo-Nazi terror group

Source: The Guardian

Revealed: the true identity of the leader of an American neo-Nazi terror group

The white supremacist group the Base has been a target of FBI raids and its members accused of planning a race war. The Guardian can now reveal the identity of its secretive leader

Jason Wilson
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Fri 24 Jan 2020 01.19 GMT
Last modified on Fri 24 Jan 2020 01.39 GMT

The Guardian has learned the true identity of the leader and founder of the US-based neo-Nazi terror network the Base, which was recently the target of raids by the FBI after an investigation into domestic terrorism uncovered their plans to start a race war.

Members of the group stand accused of federal hate crimes, murder plots and firearms offenses, and have harbored international fugitives in recent months.

The Base’s leader previously operated under the aliases “Norman Spear” and “Roman Wolf”. Members of the network do not know his true identity due to the group’s culture of internal secrecy.

But the Guardian can reveal that “Norman Spear” is in fact US-born Rinaldo Nazzaro, 46, who has a long history of advertising his services as an intelligence, military and security contractor. He has claimed, under his alias, to have served in Russia and Afghanistan.

The revelation of his identity comes after a months-long investigation by the Guardian into Nazzaro and the activities of the Base.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/23/revealed-the-true-identity-of-the-leader-of-americas-neo-nazi-terror-group

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dalton99a Jan 24 #2
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:35 AM

1. Spooky! I wonder if he was paid by Russian Intelligence.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:39 AM

2. Married to a Russian - and working for the Russian government

New York marriage records show that Nazzaro and his wife were married in New York City in 2012, during the period when Nazzaro is recorded as maintaining a midtown Manhattan address. At that time, he was recorded as having one child.

A Russian site that scrapes and archives social media accounts had captured a profile, and photos, posted by Nazzaro’s Russian-born wife to VK, the Russian social media site.

She has since hidden that profile, but other social media archives confirm the prior existence of an account in Nazzaro’s wife’s name (using her married name).

The photographs show the same person who has been presenting himself as “Norman Spear”.

Meanwhile, a reverse image search yielded a photograph matching public photos of “Norman Spear” atop advertisements for English lessons in St Petersburg, Russia.

“Norman Spear” has told Base members that he remains in Russia. Law enforcement sources have indicated on background that Nazzaro is believed by some agencies to be working for the Russian government.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 08:14 AM

5. To quote a Trump supporter: "They's jes' regular folks".

Of course the typical Trump supporter won't ever hear these facts about Albert, er, Norman Spear. And they wouldn't care if they did hear them. America, the "Land of Opportunity", has let them down.

It had nothing to do with their life choices, where they live, who they vote for, poor genes or the lack of education. The loud man with the orange face and funny-shaped hair says they should blame immigrants, Obama, and all people of color for their lifelong failures.

He must know what he's talking about. He claims to be a billionaire.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:53 AM

3. "All roads lead to Putin".

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 01:03 AM

4. +1.

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