An American soldier, on duty at the base Ederle of Vicenza
, he was arrested for high treason
and taken to his country, where he now faces life in prison. The twenty-two year old had been part of one for about a year satanist organization
and neo-Nazi known by the acronym “O9A
“, Identifier of the Order of the nine corners
. Among the purposes of the group, according to the reasons contained in the arrest warrant, there would be that of causing “the death of as many of his comrades as possible”. Ethan Phelan Melzer
, the North American para, had entrusted communication with other members of the group to some encrypted chats, which have been intercepted
by American investigators with homework anti Terrorism
. And he had expressed the awareness of taking a serious risk by providing the sect with the plan for the displacements of his unit and the mission it would carry out in Turkey
. He was aware that he too could die during a terrorist attack
that would have been prepared in Turkey
, but he considered this eventuality as a heroic act: “It doesn’t matter, it will mean that I will be dead for a just cause” he wrote in the chat, where he praised Islamism
, weaved the praises of Hitler
is Bin Laden
, also manifesting Satanist beliefs.
The FBI began investigating Melzer in April, based on information gathered in the United States. In May the evidence that framed the original soldier of the Kentucky have been found in the electronic mail. The arrest of the parade of the 173rd Airborne Brigade took place at Ederle on 30 May. It was therefore entrusted to American Department of Justice and transported to an American prison, where he is awaiting trial from 10 June. The list of disputed crimes is heavy. It goes from high treason a conspiracy against the United Statesfrom attempting to kill US citizens to material support for terrorists. For this risks the life imprisonment. “He would have tried to orchestrate a murderous ambush on its own unit revealing illegally position, strength and armaments to a neo-Nazi, anarchist group, white supremacist“Explained the American prosecutor Audrey Strauss according to which the parà, who used the Telegram channel RapeWaffen, was driven by hatred and racism. The terminal beneficiaries of the information would have been terrorists jihadists, who then acted in Turkey. An Isis document was found in his iCloud profile with a description of attacks on US personnel and with an allusive title: “The harvest of soldiers“. According to judicial sources, he allegedly admitted his betrayal, carried out with the disclosure of secret information.
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