Trump Admin. Becomes First To Label White Supremacist Group As Terrorists

Sandy Malone

The Trump administration announced they had designated a white supremacist group as terrorists.

Washington, DC – In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration designated a white supremacist group a terrorist organization and levied sanctions against three of its leaders.

“Today, the State Department is designating the Russian Imperial Movement – also known as RIM – as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, or SDGT. We’re also designating three of RIM’s leaders as SDGTs - Stanislav Anatolyevich Vorobyev, Denis Valliullovich Gariyev, and Nikolay Nikolayevich Trushchalov,” U.S. Department of State Counterterrorism Coordinator Nathan Sales announced at an April 6 press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Sales said the move illustrated how seriously President Donald Trump’s administration took the threat from white supremacist groups.

“These designations are unprecedented,” he said. “This is the first time the United States has ever designated white supremacist terrorists, illustrating how seriously this administration takes the threat. We are taking actions no previous administration has taken to counter this threat.”

The designation placed a travel ban on Vorobyev, Gariyev, and Trushchalov and froze any assets they held within U.S. borders.

“RIM is a terrorist group that provides paramilitary-style training to neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and it plays a prominent role in trying to rally like-minded Europeans and Americans into a common front against their perceived enemies,” the counterterrorism expert explained. “RIM has two training facilities in St. Petersburg, which likely are being used for woodland and urban assault, tactical weapons, and hand-to-hand combat training.”

Sales said the group has been credited with the radicalization and training of two Swedish men who, after undergoing 11 days of RIM’s paramilitary training, went on to commit a series of terrorist attacks in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

Going forward, the designation will make it easier for the state department to label terrorist groups.

“Thanks to this order, the state department can now designate groups and individuals that participate in training to commit acts of terrorism,” Sales explained. “We can also designate the leaders of terrorist groups, without needing to show that they were involved in particular attacks.”

"We've seen what RIM-trained terrorists can do in Europe, and we want to make sure that RIM is not able - or any terrorist group is not able - to accomplish something similar here in the United States. ... [Designating RIM] enables us to better protect our borders, to keep these terrorists out of our country and to deny them resources they may use to plan additional training that could harm our interests," he said, according to ABC News.

Sales wouldn’t say what assets RIM had that the United States wanted to seize.

He also would not reveal whether President Trump’s administration had reached out to Vladimir Putin’s government ahead of the terrorist designation announcement, ABC News reported.

Comments (78)
Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Okay, now what about the Aunt Tifas? They are a Domestic Terrorist group.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

oh shit, now we're talking. let's see some action on these domestic terrorist groups like the Oath Keepers, Three Percenters, Bundy Militia, etc and Trump just might sweep the black vote.

Trumptards - where do I buy one of those stupid hats you guys wear? I might be hopping on the bandwagon.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

But wait I thought LowCommunist Demon said Trump was a white supremacist? How can this be he labels his own group a terrorist? LowCom = Asshat

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

up next........... "we the people" will be labeled as terrorists! the cops already treat those that they don't like as subhuman and not worthy of being free.

ofc dac
ofc dac

Tell you what girly man the day may come where you need men with balls that has run towards the action to save your man bun limp wrist ass! Us OATH KEEPERS in particular and those of us proud III% that earned this title!

Rayb
Rayb

Great!!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

LOL! That headline was a real attention grabber. Mostly because the liberal activists all consider Trump supporters as "white supremacists". Then, after reading the article. I find out it's some obscure Russian cult nobody ever heard of.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Oath Keepers, Three Percenters, Bundy Militia? You are one uneducated negro boy! They are fighting for your freedom dumbass just like they were against the dems when they tried to keep you boys in slavery but the republicans said no! Started a little feud as I recall. We need sanctions and labels on these domestic terrorist organizations; black lives don't matter, black panthers, planned parenthood, antifa, anything al sharpton and jessie jackson are involved in, and the southern poverty justice center. Oh, BTW, it will come as no surprise to you I'm sure, but I belong to two of the above named organizations, and have contributed defense and family support money to the third. Couple of other patriot organizations as well and like the above named, they also allow people of color in and to advance in the ranks!


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