The FBI has dismantled much of the neo-Nazi terror group The Base over the last few years. But the founder has remained a free man, living in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
After assuming leadership of the neo-Nazi group The Base, Justen Watkins planned to kill police and minorities in an effort to start a fantasy “race war.”
The men had planned to ambush an antifascist activist inside his rural home, execute him and his wife with guns, and then burn the house down.
Patrik Mathews, a member of neo-Nazi terror group The Base, is alleged to have been planning a mass killing when the FBI arrested his cell of neo-Nazis.
One leader of a group on the Canadian and the UK terrorist entity list says it has changed nothing in his life.
The British government will make it a criminal offence to be a member of or support the group – and those found guilty face up to 14 years in prison.
For years, the man who created much of the modern neo-Nazi propaganda machine was a ghost. VICE News tracked him down to his parents’ home in a suburb in Ottawa, Canada.
While the plan includes new tools for federal agencies, including the CIA and FBI, the biggest shift in strategy could be at the local policing level.
“We are white nationalist preppers.”
Patrik Mathews, a former Canadian reservist and member of the neo-Nazi group The Base, pleaded guilty to several firearms charges today.
The group's founder, a former Homeland Security employee who is living in Russia, has retaken a leadership position after briefly leaving the organization.