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Two older veterans’ remarks pointed to the late 1960s being repeated on the same ground. The forces involved may well have changed, and that may matter a great deal. What has not changed is the physical geography, apparently. We should pay attention to both the forces and the ground if we are to begin to truly understand and so have a chance at preserving our constitutional republic. This is a national problem. It is made worse by local bad governance and leadership, but there is a much larger and persistent problem of national-level entities seeking to influence politics through violence and the threat of violence.

I had just completed reviewing the books for my local veterans’ organization post. I exchanged greetings with two older veterans sitting at the bar, with the cable news showing Saturday morning’s ugly light in Minneapolis. “Protests,” said the screen. “It is not a protest if you throw rocks or Molotov cocktails,” I remarked.

The first veteran said he grew up in that city and his father had been shot as a police officer in the 1968 riots in the same area. This time, he noted, he was hearing that the people in the streets were mostly outsiders, not from the local community or state. At that, the other veteran spoke up. His father was also a police officer, and had also been shot, but survived, in Detroit in 1969.

So, there is continuity in the physical geography, as there has been for thousands of years of human habitation and movement. Look at any land or water route that has been used for centuries or millennia. Look at valleys, hills, and mountains that shape movement and provide the advantage of protection. Consider how sticking a shovel in the ground in many places yields layer after layer of settlements. If a piece of ground was fought over once, there is a fair chance it was fought over more than once.

Our cities are much younger than Europe’s. Still, a bit of digging back into an older place like New York City will turn up a history of street violence. The Bowery in 1849 turned bloody. New York City saw draft riots by working-class white men in the summer of 1863.

Thousands of white workers – mainly Irish and Irish-Americans – started by attacking military and government buildings, and became violent only toward people who tried to stop them, including the insufficient numbers of policemen and soldiers the city’s leaders initially mustered to oppose them.

So, we have a truly diverse, when it comes to ancestry, history of domestic street mob violence. Through our first 200 years as a nation, it may be that people who felt unrepresented by the results at the ballot box eventually turned to street violence. It appears, however, that the class makeup has shifted, starting with the late 1960s radical college student movement. Instead of poor and working-class men alone, it appears that there has been a shift towards people with more resources, including more ability to network, coordinate, and travel greater distances in support of street violence and threats.

We should learn how the “human terrain” has changed. We should understand the networks that have enabled apparently coordinated strikes at the national level and much more than mob action at the local and street level. The FBI, were it not so horribly compromised by its complicity in the attempted coup and then the long and continuing cover-up, with continued subversion as part of the cover-up, should have been all over Antifa’s command and control and logistics networks, starting the moment President Trump completed taking the oath of office. They clearly did not make that change in direction with the change in administrations, and that is an important factor in overwhelming the local authorities this past week.

On Saturday, Attorney General Barr weighed in. He sees clearly and has real moral courage, unlike Jeff Sessions. I believe he will drive the Department of Justice to drive all the other agencies, starting with the FBI, to go after the head(s) of the snake biting our cities. Notice the list of agencies. DEA? Look for linkage between drug gangs and cartels and radical groups that intend violence. ATF? If you fly in, you need your local illegal gun supplier to arm you up for the riot, and bomb-making can’t be far behind.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Attorney General William P. Barr’s Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Riots

“The greatness of our nation comes from our commitment to the rule of law.

The outrage of our national community about what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis is real and legitimate. Accountability for his death must be addressed, and is being addressed, through the regular process of our criminal justice system, both at the state and at the federal level. That system is working and moving at exceptional speed. Already initial charges have been filed. That process continues to move forward. Justice will be served.

Unfortunately, with the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful protest are being hijacked by violent radical elements.

Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda.

In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence. 

We must have law and order on our streets and in our communities, and it is the responsibility of the local and state leadership, in the first instance, to halt this violence. The Department of Justice (including the FBI, Marshals, ATF, and DEA), and all of our 93 U.S. Attorneys across the country, will support these local efforts and take all action necessary to enforce federal law.

In that regard, it is a federal crime to cross state lines or to use interstate facilities to incite or participate in violent rioting. We will enforce these laws.”
Topic(s):
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Component(s):
Office of the Attorney General
Press Release Number:
20-499

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  1. Boney Cole Member

    Good point about FBI. There seems to be some sort of national network to get the Antifa people out.

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  2. Unsk Member

    Finally someone is standing up to Antifa and confronting their evil.

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    • May 30, 2020, at 7:55 PM PDT
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  3. Ontheleftcoast Member

    Boney Cole (View Comment):
    The FBI, were it not so horribly compromised by its complicity in the attempted coup and then the long and continuing cover-up, with continued subversion as part of the cover-up, should have been all over Antifa’s command and control and logistics networks, starting the moment President Trump completed taking the oath of office.

    Dan Bongino drew attention to an Obama executive order enacted in the last days of Obama’s presidency; Bongino thinks the purpose was a legal rationale for the Obama staybehinds at the DOJ and elsewhere to undertake the coup.

    . . .President Obama’s January 12, 2017 executive order #12333 . . . allowed the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s other 16 intelligence agencies.

    According to The New York Times:

    “The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws.

    “The change means that far more officials will be searching through raw data. Essentially, the government is reducing the risk that the N.S.A. will fail to recognize that a piece of information would be valuable to another agency, but increasing the risk that officials will see private information about innocent people.”

    This EO, dubbed “one, two, triple-three,” expanded the government’s surveillance powers. Why did Obama find this necessary eight days before his departure?

    In his Thursday podcast, Dan Bongino addresses this question. Did he do it to provide cover for all of the people who had abused their access to intelligence? “Did Obama issue an executive order to protect Susan Rice and everyone else involved in the illicit abuse of intelligence to spy on political opponents?”

    . . .

    “They’re thinking that Trump is going to figure all this out,” Bongino says. “They already know Michael Flynn knows about the spying operation and the dossier. The Brits have already notified him that Steele is not to be trusted.”

    (Note: During the transition period, the British government sent a letter to Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, and to the incoming national security team (Flynn likely received it) in which they “disavowed” dossier author Christopher Steele. They said he was untrustworthy…Prior to the election, several foreign intelligence officials were feeding information to John Brennan. After Trump won, they realized they had spied on the incoming U.S. president. Perhaps this letter was intended to be an olive branch.)

    . . .Why would they expand surveillance powers days before Trump takes office?

    . . .“They were trying to find a way to cover up their malfeasance while still trying to prosecute Flynn because he knew what they were doing. They had to get him arrested and locked up. And this executive order was the perfect air cover.”

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    • May 30, 2020, at 9:14 PM PDT
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  4. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    I am watching the Crowder Riot Stream.

    Its shocking.

    Apparently some guy in Dallas just got the crap kicked out of him 15 minutes ago.

    I warned people that this would happen. You cant lock up tens of millions of people for months and not think that things would happen.

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    • May 30, 2020, at 9:40 PM PDT
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  5. I Walton Member

    Good article. Frankly it’s about time we dealt with these sorts. We’ve let theme do what they want freely since the sixties. They ran the government under Obama so there was peace in the streets. It pretends to be spontaneous, the thieves and the looters are, but not the planners and key folks on the streets. They will destroy the country. The key to understanding the centralizers, is that it isn’t back and forth. It goes in one direction toward the center where power accumulates until it looses it’s thrust then it just rots.

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    • May 31, 2020, at 5:24 AM PDT
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  6. Stad Thatcher

    When it comes to accountability, very seldom has anyone asked who to hold accountable for rioting. It’s hard to believe anger over Floyd’s death justifies robbing a Target of a hot air fryer, burning cars, or beating up innocent bystanders . . .

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    • May 31, 2020, at 6:03 AM PDT
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  7. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):
    Dan Bongino drew attention to an Obama executive order enacted in the last days of Obama’s presidency; Bongino thinks the purpose was a legal rationale for the Obama staybehinds at the DOJ and elsewhere to undertake the coup.

    Bongino also made the point this morning that Antifa’s goal appears to be to get Trump to call out the military and then hope something in the vein of Kent State 50 years ago happens, so that Trump can be blamed for the killings (not that Antifa people themselves want to be the martyrs — they’d prefer some other poor schmuck dies for their cause).

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    • May 31, 2020, at 6:45 AM PDT
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  8. cdor Member
    cdor Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Perhaps the FBI can find a little time to surveil the Antifa groups now that they are finished investigating our President. They are finished investigating our President, aren’t they?

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    • May 31, 2020, at 7:49 AM PDT
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  9. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Jon1979 (View Comment):
    Bongino also made the point this morning that Antifa’s goal appears to be to get Trump to call out the military and then hope something in the vein of Kent State 50 years ago happens,

    Exactly. The rioters are local to Minnesota, including the Governor’s daughter who seems to be using her Twitter account to keep them informed. The stuff about “Outsiders” has now been debunked unless they are all giving local addresses but I would expect the cops want some evidence of ID. Lileks had a post showing white kids in Bernie tee shirts. I am certain that this will go on as they try to get Trump to stage a Kent State event. He seems to be holding off, which I think is wise. If the FBI was competent, they would be tracing the control links. Like who is delivering pallets of bricks downtown where there is no construction. In stead the FBI seems to be too compromised to assist.

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    • May 31, 2020, at 8:49 AM PDT
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  10. Ontheleftcoast Member

    The rioters may be local. The ideology and organization are not.

    Andy Ngo is right:

    We are witnessing glimmers of the full insurrection the far-left has been working toward for decades. The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was merely a pre-text for radicals to push their ambitious insurgency. In a matter of hours, after the video of Floyd began circulating the internet, militant antifa cells across the country mobilized to Minnesota to aid Black Lives Matter rioters. Law enforcement and even the state National Guard have struggled to respond in Minnesota.

    Portland, Oakland, Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta are just some of the other cities waking up and finding smoldering ruins where businesses once operated. Nearly 30 other cities experienced some form of mass protest or violent rioting. At least three people have been killed so far.

    Antifa, the extreme anarchist-communist movement, has rioting down to an art. The first broken window is the blood in the water for looters to move in. When the looting is done, those carrying flammable chemicals start fires to finish the job. Footage recorded in Minneapolis and other cities show militants dressed in black bloc— the antifa uniform — wielding weapons like hammers or sticks to smash windows. You see their graffiti daubed on smashed up buildings: FTP means [Expletive] the Police; ACAB stands for All Cops Are Bastards; 1312 is the numerical code for ACAB.

    Last night, rioters reached the gates of the White House, possibly the most secure location on Earth. There, they chipped away at the barriers piece-by-piece while law enforcement struggled to respond. One Secret Service officer reportedly had a brick thrown at his head. Footage recorded at the scene showed him blood-soaked. Police were eventually able to repel masked rioters by using pepper spray and tear gas. That worked, for now.

    The militants uprising across the country want a revolution and they don’t care who or what has to be destroyed in the process. If their comrades die, they are elevated as martyrs in propaganda. Death is celebrated.

    At its core, BLM is a revolutionary Marxist ideology. . . .BLM’s founders, are self-identified Marxists who make no secret of their worship of communist terrorists and fugitives, like Assata Shakur. They want the abolishment of law enforcement and capitalism. They want regime change and the end of the rule of law. Antifa have partnered with them, for now, to help accelerate the break down of society.

    The US is getting a small preview of the anarchy antifa has been agitating, training and preparing for. Ending law enforcement is a pre-condition for antifa and BLM’s success in monopolizing violence.

    The Obama Party’s elite insurgency is allied with Antifa.

    Ngo:

     Antifa sees a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to exploit an economically weakened America during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s Going Down, one of the most popular antifa blogs in North America, tweeted on Friday:

    https://twitter.com/IGD_News/status/1266597016148168704

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  11. Ontheleftcoast Member

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):
    Dan Bongino drew attention to an Obama executive order enacted in the last days of Obama’s presidency; Bongino thinks the purpose was a legal rationale for the Obama staybehinds at the DOJ and elsewhere to undertake the coup.

    Bongino also made the point this morning that Antifa’s goal appears to be to get Trump to call out the military and then hope something in the vein of Kent State 50 years ago happens, so that Trump can be blamed for the killings (not that Antifa people themselves want to be the martyrs — they’d prefer some other poor schmuck dies for their cause).

    Not exactly; see my previou comment farther down. Also, there are people in BLM, BAMN, and other black block groups who are willing to die. Not necessrily the leadership, but some of them are extremely violent themselves. BAMN’s Yvette Felarca is an example. She is a middle school teacher in Berkeley. She does not keep her politics out of her classroom.

    What Antifa wants is to destroy capitalism. It wants to make people miserable enough to overthrow the government. Obamacare was the same thing, done from the top and done incrementally. It was intended to destroy the remnamnts of the free market in health care, and make people so fearful for themselves and their loved ones that they demanded that the government take it all over. The Green Nude Eel would bite off another chunk of the economy.

    COVID-19 is another opportunity for the same forces to advance their cause.

    Antifa, BLM, BAMN, and the rest want to do it all at once. The Democrat Party wants to do it in stages. The end is the same; the riots serve to limit the government’s options. There will be concerted effort from foreign and domestic enemies to see to it that whatever the government does to bring order, bad things will happen and when bad things happen—and they will—despite Trump’s and Barr’s best efforts, that the Progressive takeover resumes. Antifa is there to make the Progressive takeover the least bad available alternative for those who love America.

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  12. Bob Thompson Member

    If Antifa is declared a terrorist organization will we get different results?

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  13. JamesSalerno Coolidge

    I’ve seen early warning signs in my town today, and I do not live in a metropolis. I jumped on the 2nd amendment bandwagon a little late, never thinking I would need a gun here, but now I’m glad that I did. There’s already video circulating of storefronts being destroyed and hoodlums beating innocent bystanders within an inch of their lives, in a city that I frequently travel to. And sadly, this kind of behavior spreads unless it is condemned and suppressed.

    South Dakota sounds really nice right about now.

     

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  14. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    I’ve seen early warning signs in my town today, and I do not live in a metropolis. I jumped on the 2nd amendment bandwagon a little late, never thinking I would need a gun here, but now I’m glad that I did. There’s already video circulating of storefronts being destroyed and hoodlums beating innocent bystanders within an inch of their lives, in a city that I frequently travel to. And sadly, this kind of behavior spreads unless it is condemned and suppressed.

    South Dakota sounds really nice right about now.

     

    The pawn shop owner in Minneapolis who shot a looter was arrested. No help from police in deep blue cities like that one

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    • May 31, 2020, at 11:18 AM PDT
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  15. Ontheleftcoast Member

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    I’ve seen early warning signs in my town today, and I do not live in a metropolis. I jumped on the 2nd amendment bandwagon a little late, never thinking I would need a gun here, but now I’m glad that I did. There’s already video circulating of storefronts being destroyed and hoodlums beating innocent bystanders within an inch of their lives, in a city that I frequently travel to. And sadly, this kind of behavior spreads unless it is condemned and suppressed.

    South Dakota sounds really nice right about now.

    The pawn shop owner in Minneapolis who shot a looter was arrested. No help from police in deep blue cities like that one

    As Andy Ngo said:

     Ending law enforcement is a pre-condition for antifa and BLM’s success in monopolizing violence.

    More specifically, ending the “systemically racist” system of laws and its enforcers clears the way for the Progressiv state to impose Social Justice. The only permitted violence is revolutionary violence, which can be promoted by the proper sort of state.

    This is, of course to the benefit of a certain large Asian country as well as of a certain US political party. No doubt both will only act in ways that don’t run afoul of US campaign laws. When it helps them.

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  16. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    Boney Cole (View Comment):
    The FBI, were it not so horribly compromised by its complicity in the attempted coup and then the long and continuing cover-up, with continued subversion as part of the cover-up, should have been all over Antifa’s command and control and logistics networks, starting the moment President Trump completed taking the oath of office.

    Dan Bongino drew attention to an Obama executive order enacted in the last days of Obama’s presidency; Bongino thinks the purpose was a legal rationale for the Obama staybehinds at the DOJ and elsewhere to undertake the coup.

    . . .President Obama’s January 12, 2017 executive order #12333 . . . allowed the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s other 16 intelligence agencies.

    According to The New York Times:

    “The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws.

    “The change means that far more officials will be searching through raw data. Essentially, the government is reducing the risk that the N.S.A. will fail to recognize that a piece of information would be valuable to another agency, but increasing the risk that officials will see private information about innocent people.”

    This EO, dubbed “one, two, triple-three,” expanded the government’s surveillance powers. Why did Obama find this necessary eight days before his departure?

    In his Thursday podcast, Dan Bongino addresses this question. Did he do it to provide cover for all of the people who had abused their access to intelligence? “Did Obama issue an executive order to protect Susan Rice and everyone else involved in the illicit abuse of intelligence to spy on political opponents?”

    . . .

    “They’re thinking that Trump is going to figure all this out,” Bongino says. “They already know Michael Flynn knows about the spying operation and the dossier. The Brits have already notified him that Steele is not to be trusted.”

    (Note: During the transition period, the British government sent a letter to Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, and to the incoming national security team (Flynn likely received it) in which they “disavowed” dossier author Christopher Steele. They said he was untrustworthy…Prior to the election, several foreign intelligence officials were feeding information to John Brennan. After Trump won, they realized they had spied on the incoming U.S. president. Perhaps this letter was intended to be an olive branch.)

    . . .Why would they expand surveillance powers days before Trump takes office?

    . . .“They were trying to find a way to cover up their malfeasance while still trying to prosecute Flynn because he knew what they were doing. They had to get him arrested and locked up. And this executive order was the perfect air cover.”

    On this divergent thread, Andrew McCarthy is the best analyst :

    Exposing the Hoax

    No need to build to a crescendo — let’s just say it: The Trump-Russia investigation was a politically driven fraud from beginning to end. It was opened on false pretenses, sustained by investigative abuses, and will undoubtedly end in recriminatory angst, which is what happens when the kind of accountability the victims demand does not, indeed cannot, come to pass.

    Worst of all is the damage wrought, though even that isn’t fully understood. Obama administration officials exploited the awesome national security powers that we trust our government to use for counterintelligence operations that safeguard America from jihadists and other foreign hostiles. Because of the abuse, and the growing awareness that few of the abusers will be held to meaningful account, those powers have lost the solid constituency they had maintained in Congress for nearly two decades. Thus, this episode will prove to be a catastrophe for American national security.

    Back on the main thread, same author:

    The mention of Antifa is significant. It is a loosely-knit, interstate movement whose objective is to wage a terrorist war against the United States, using violence against the government and our civilian infrastructure.

    Equally salient is the attorney general’s assertion that the radical groups involved in the rioting are pursuing a specific, violent agenda. That obviously refers to the ongoing campaign to coerce acceptance by the country of these groups’ counter-constitutional totalitarianism. Barr vowed that the Justice Department will take enforcement action across the nation.

    This is worth pausing over, particularly because when these uprisings occur, as they do with disturbing frequency, there are inevitable calls for the enactment of domestic terrorism laws.

    [but we already have the needed laws—]

    This is why Attorney General Barr’s mention of the violent agenda of the rioters pinged my antennae. We prosecuted the so-called Blind Sheikh (the late Omar Abdel Rahman) and his subordinates using a Civil War-era statute that criminalizes “seditious conspiracy.”

    This rarely invoked penal law targets conspiracies to levy war against the United States, or to forcibly oppose or overthrow our government. The key element is violence – either its use or planned use. That is the attribute that fundamentally distinguishes legitimate protest from insurrection.

    The attorney general also pointed out in his statement that it is a federal crime to cross state lines or use interstate facilities in order to incite or participate in rioting. Indeed it is, and this also raises the specter of federal racketeering laws.

    We think of these principally as a vehicle for prosecuting organized crime groups. But they actually apply to any “enterprise,” which is simply an association of some kind. It could be informal and secretive, like a Mafia “family” or a drug cartel; or it could a more formal entity (racketeering laws have been applied to corporations, guilds, political parties, labor unions, and so on).

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  17. Ontheleftcoast Member

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    On this divergent thread, Andrew McCarthy is the best analyst :

    He’s a very good analyst. His journey has been painful to watch, though certainly not as painful as it has been for him. However, his ongoing use of the word “farce” to describe a seditious attempt to overthrow the duly government is just wrong. 

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  18. Stad Thatcher

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):
    The rioters are local to Minnesota, including the Governor’s daughter who seems to be using her Twitter account to keep them informed.

    Can you impeach the child of a governor?

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  19. Stad Thatcher

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    If Antifa is declared a terrorist organization will we get different results?

    We’re going to find out:

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-announces-u-s-to-designate-antifa-as-terrorist-organization-following-violent-protests

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  20. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown

    Stad (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    If Antifa is declared a terrorist organization will we get different results?

    We’re going to find out:

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-announces-u-s-to-designate-antifa-as-terrorist-organization-following-violent-protests

    Ain’t real until AG Barr says it in writing.

    I’m writing about bigger implications of this politically directed violence:

    https://ricochet.com/763254/desperate-leftists-seek-to-win-in-november-by-burning-jobs-down/

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  21. Stad Thatcher

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    If Antifa is declared a terrorist organization will we get different results?

    We’re going to find out:

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-announces-u-s-to-designate-antifa-as-terrorist-organization-following-violent-protests

    Ain’t real until AG Barr says it in writing.

    I’m writing about bigger implications of this politically directed violence:

    https://ricochet.com/763254/desperate-leftists-seek-to-win-in-november-by-burning-jobs-down/

    Isn’t it amazing how law and order has now become a key campaign issue for the upcoming elections?

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  22. Ontheleftcoast Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    If Antifa is declared a terrorist organization will we get different results?

    We’re going to find out:

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-announces-u-s-to-designate-antifa-as-terrorist-organization-following-violent-protests

    Ain’t real until AG Barr says it in writing.

    I’m writing about bigger implications of this politically directed violence:

    https://ricochet.com/763254/desperate-leftists-seek-to-win-in-november-by-burning-jobs-down/

    Isn’t it amazing how law and order has now become a key campaign issue for the upcoming elections?

    What elections?

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  23. Ontheleftcoast Member

    These aren’t riots. This is insurrection. 

    If anybody thinks the current riots erupting around the United States are just a reaction to the tragic death of George Floyd, or an uprising against racism in this country, they’re worse than fools. They’re deluded idiots. They’re blind to reality.

    No “spontaneous riot” sees pallet-loads of bricks mysteriously dropped off in major city centers, precisely where rioters will be passing in a very short time. (There are innumerable reports and videos of them – see here for one on-the-spot recording.) You couldn’t possibly ask for stronger evidence of planning and organization behind the riots. I also note that almost every city where rioting has broken out has been Democratic Party-controlled, with administrations that will reliably leash their police and security forces to give the rioters more or less free rein. Out of 39 cities I’ve seen reported, there’s only one exception that I can identify so far.

    (One does wonder what Organizing for America has been up to. I’ve heard from some of my cop friends in cities beset by unrest – the same friends who gave me the “straight dope” about cartel difficulties caused by the coronavirus – that OfA activists in their areas are behaving very suspiciously indeed. They also report that some OfA activists are already known to them from their activities and sympathies in support of Antifa, as well as organizations connected to and/or funded by the Open Society Foundations. Here’s one example. What price cross-pollination of activists? My informants have proved accurate before, and I’m willing to bet they’re accurate again. I’m also informed that their reports are being forwarded to a very high level indeed. Let’s hope suitable action will result.)

    Almost every TV station, newspaper or other mainstream outlet has tried to tie the riots to President Trump, blaming him for them (or for making them worse). The same goes for opinion and editorial columnists. It’s even extended to fake pictures, seeking to tie the Minneapolis police officer to the Trump campaign. (On the other hand, I can’t recall a single picture of the President throwing a rock, or taking a swing at a police officer, or breaking a window, or starting a fire in a business, or looting. Makes you wonder who the real criminals are, doesn’t it?) What’s more, social media appears to be allowing rioters and criminals to coordinate their activities, selecting targets and encouraging others to attack them – while those same social media are flagging the President’s social media posts as untrustworthy. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

    . . .

    “But why now?“. . . What better way to divert attention from the indefensible, almost certainly criminal actions of the progressive Left than to start a riot or three?

     

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    • June 1, 2020, at 8:56 AM PDT
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  24. Flicker Coolidge

    This link should be to twitter. Scroll down to see anti-fa documents.

    • #24
    • June 1, 2020, at 10:03 AM PDT
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