While many are calling on the George Soros-funded group Antifa to be designated as a domestic terror group, the Department of Homeland Security labeled the group “domestic terrorists” as early as 2016, which leads to a question of why they are not acting to shut down any and all gatherings of Antifa members.
Of all places, Politico reported on the actions by Homeland Security.
Josh Meyer reports:
Federal authorities have been warning state and local officials since early 2016 that leftist extremists known as “antifa” had become increasingly confrontational and dangerous, so much so that the Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities as “domestic terrorist violence,” according to interviews and confidential law enforcement documents obtained by POLITICO.
Previously unreported documents disclose that by April 2016, authorities believed that “anarchist extremists” were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies against a range of targets. They were blamed by authorities for attacks on the police, government and political institutions, along with symbols of “the capitalist system,” racism, social injustice and fascism, according to a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by DHS and the FBI.
After President Donald Trump’s election in November, the antifa activists locked onto another target — his supporters, especially those from white supremacist and nationalist groups suddenly turning out in droves to hail his victory, support crackdowns on immigrants and Muslims and to protest efforts to remove symbols of the Confederacy.
Those reports appear to bolster Trump’s insistence that extremists on the left bore some blame for the clashes in Charlottesville and represent a “problem” nationally. But they also reflect the extent that his own political movement has spurred the violent backlash.
DHS and FBI cited Antifa for attacks on law enforcement, government and political institutions, and a number of other activities.
According to one report, Antifa protesters sought to cite insurrection at the Sacramento rally and “engaged in several activities indicating proficiency in pre-operational planning, to include organizing carpools to travel from different locations, raising bail money in preparation for arrests, counter-surveilling law enforcement using three-man scout teams, using handheld radios for communication, and coordinating the event via social media.”
Some reports were not intended to be released to the public which showed that Antifa members created weaponry specific for criminal activity. In fact, most of the reports were never intended for public consumption regarding Antifa.
And while the Obama administration said these things about Antifa, they didn’t want the word to get out to the public about what they were really about. Isn’t that telling?
President Donald Trump was exactly right when he said that there was blame to go around on both sides over the events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia.
He caught flak from people who claim to be on his side, people like RINO Senator Marco Rubio who retorted against Trump’s statements saying, “The organizers of events which inspired & led to
#charlottesvilleterroristattack are 100% to blame for a number of reasons. When entire movement built on anger & hatred towards people different than you, it justifies & ultimately leads to violence against them.”
When entire movement built on anger & hatred towards people different than you,it justifies & ultimately leads to violence against them 3/6
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 15, 2017
While Antifa was recognized as a threat in 2016, it was basically kept under wraps, and not called out by either politicians or the media.
Most likely a lot of that was because many in both those groups are funded by the same man who helps fund Antifa, George Soros. Additionally, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah was also in the back pocket of Soros.
Perhaps that the reason they were allowed to breed in the society under the cover of traitors in our midst.
However, now, the mask is off and all of these degenerate little Communists should be exposed for who they are.
I would recommend that when you meet Antifa protesters, you be armed, have video running and pull their masks off their faces. After all, if they are really proud of their criminal activities, they should be proud to show off their mugs, right?