USA v. Speed, Hatchet

Hatchet Speed, A Navy reservist described by prosecutors as a heavily armed Nazi sympathizer with top-level U.S. government security clearance was arrested Wednesday in McLean, Va., and charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, with the far-right extremist group the Proud Boys. The FBI said Speed in private praised the writings of Eric Rudolph, the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bomber in Atlanta, and "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski, a mathematician turned domestic terrorist active from 1978 to 1995, while criticizing their attacks and the efforts of domestic armed groups as ineffectiveSpeed approved "jihadist," or Islamist militant, efforts to "wipe out" the opposition, referring to Jewish people, and called Adolf Hitler "one of the best people that's ever been on this earth," the FBI said. He added that he "really want[s] somebody like Hitler to stand up and say, 'We're going to stand against this moral incineration that we're seeing in the western world,' " the FBI said.

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