Obama administration’s DHS/FBI identified Antifa as domestic terrorists in April 2016

And yet, this important and correct identification was not communicated to the American people, while the MSM and Democrats continue to champion Antifa as brave opponents of “white supremacists,” and police of cities like Berkeley where Antifa clashed with the Right in public rallies treated Trump supporters as the perpetrators of violence.

Josh Meyer reports for Politico, Sept. 1, 2017, that as early as April 2016, well before the election and subsequent presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by the Obama administration’s DHS and the FBI had classified radical Left anarchists who call themselves Antifa as “domestic terrorists”.

The April 2016 DHS/FBI joint report, Baseline Comparison of US and Foreign Anarchist Extremist Movements, identified Antifa as perpetrators of attacks on police, government, symbols of capitalism, racism, “social injustice and fascism”. After Donald Trump was elected President last November, Antifa activists locked onto another target — Trump supporters, especially white nationalists (labeled “white supremacists” by Antifa and the complicit MSM), and Confederate symbols and monuments.

An unnamed “senior state law enforcement official” said, “A whole bunch of them [Antifa]” have been deemed dangerous enough to be placed on U.S. terrorism watch lists.

By the spring of 2016, Antifa groups had become so aggressive, including making armed attacks on individuals and small groups of perceived enemies, that federal officials launched a global investigation with the help of the U.S. intelligence community so as to determine whether Antifa might start committing terrorist bombings at the Republican and Democratic conventions that summer, like their foreign counterparts in Greece, Italy and Mexico.

Some Antifa terrorists have gone overseas to train and fight with fellow anarchist organizations, including two Turkey-based groups fighting the Islamic State.

Based on their classification of Antifa as “domestic terrorists,” DHS/FBI have been warning state and local officials since early 2016 that leftist extremists had become increasingly confrontational and dangerous.

In fact, a DHS assessment in August 2017 precisely warned of a potential for unprecedented violence at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA, where Democrat mayor Mike Signer is alleged to have ordered the police to stand down.

See “Signs of Charlottesville white supremacist rally being a false flag” and “Remarkable resemblance of mothers of Charlottesville and Sandy Hook victims

In interviews with Politico, law enforcement authorities blamed Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and policies — first as a candidate and then as president — for helping to to create a situation that has escalated so quickly and extensively that they do not have a handle on it.

An unnamed “senior law enforcement official tracking domestic extremists in a state that has become a front line in clashes between the groups” said:

“It was in that period [as the Trump campaign emerged] that we really became aware of them. These antifa guys were showing up with weapons, shields and bike helmets and just beating the shit out of people.… They’re using Molotov cocktails, they’re starting fires, they’re throwing bombs and smashing windows.”

According to the confidential documents and interviews obtained by Politico, almost immediately, the right-wing targets of Antifa began fighting back, bringing weapons and launching unprovoked attacks of their own. The extremists on both sides have been using the confrontations, especially since Charlottesville, to recruit unprecedented numbers of new members, raise money and threaten more confrontations. The unnamed “senior law enforcement official” said:

“Everybody is wondering, ‘What are we gonna do? How are we gonna deal with this?’. Every time they have one of these protests where both sides are bringing guns, there are sphincters tightening in my world. Emotions get high, and fingers get twitchy on the trigger.”

Brian Levin, a former New York City police officer who has been monitoring domestic militants for 31 years, now at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, said:

“Both the racists and a segment of violent antifa counter-protestors are amped for battle in an escalating arms race, where police departments are outmaneuvered, resulting in increasingly violent dangerous confrontations. It’s an orchestrated dance. The rallies spill over into social media and then even more people show up at the next rally primed for violent confrontation.”

This is how the April 2016 DHS-FBI joint report as well as other federal documents and interviews, describe Antifa (Anti-Fascist Action Network):

  • Antifa evolved out of leftist anti-government anarchist groups like Black Bloc, who have instigated violence at events like the 1999 Seattle World Trde Organization.
  • They dress in black and conceal their faces with masks and bandanas.

  • They claim to have no leader and no hierarchy, but DHS-FBI believe they are organized via decentralized networks of cells that coordinate with each other. Often, they spend weeks planning for violence at upcoming events.
  • Dozens of armed Antifa groups have emerged, including Redneck Revolt, Red Guards, and By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) — a group that claims as a member none other than Berkeley’s mayor Jesse Arreguin.
  • One report from New Jersey authorities said self-described Antifa groups have been established in cities including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco.

At the same time, DHS-FBI say there are gaps in their knowledge and understanding of Antifa, admitting that they have only “medium confidence” in their assessments:

  • A “senior New Jersey law enforcement official” following Antifa said: “There’s a lot more we don’t know about these groups than what we do know about them.”
  • Significant “intelligence gaps” include an inability to penetrate Antifa groups’ “diffuse and decentralized organizational structure,” which makes it difficult for law enforcement to identify violent groups and individuals.
  • Authorities also “lack information to identify the travel patterns linking U.S. and foreign anarchist extremists”.
  • A reason for the federal government’s “intelligence gaps” is because many of Antifa’s activities, such as their training camps, meetings and online communications, “are not within the purview of FBI and DHS collection” due to civil liberties and privacy protections.

DHS/FBI should really look into Antifa’s association with international financier terrorist George Soros:

~Eowyn

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12 responses to “Obama administration’s DHS/FBI identified Antifa as domestic terrorists in April 2016

  1. A good measure of the collusion between the intelligence community and groups such as Antifa is clearly indicated in just how paralysed and powerless the former pretends to be as justification for their enabling the latter to continue in their treasonous, terrorist activities.

    And speaking of immature, uneducated role-playing Leftists who hate all that is good, let us not forget that, “Antifa is as Antifa does.”

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  2. If they didn’t want them, or more accurately, if their owners didn’t want them, they would declare Antifa seditious and arrest the leaders and disband the others. But, they don’t.

    Realizing that some still think there are “sides” to this, the script calls for this “tension” until martial law is declared and they “install” their solution. This will eventually happen. I personally think that it was the plan from the beginning.

    Put another way, if they can’t control a bunch of idiots like these with all the billions in weaponry and manpower at their disposal, we’re doomed.

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  3. Identifying Antifa as domestic terrorists in 2016 and actually arresting them for violating the law is typical of the obummer regime. It was all “lip” service then as it is now. We know the CIA was involved in the Charlottesville false flag too. There’s no excuse for the FBI not infiltrating Antifa……except it doesn’t fit with their controllers’ agenda. Let’s see if law enforcement will be allowed to do their job going forward.

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  4. “Antifa Members Now Protesting George Soros Demanding Payments”
    Ya know,guys,a REALLY BIG lynch party for Soros would really teach him a lesson…..

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  5. Not sure what the connection is between the video and the subject,but Thanks!

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  6. I have to say, I’m unsure that only soros is the one handling this scuzzballs, given their attire and behavior though, they seem like a copy/paste of “isis”, just without the islam flavoring. Anyone else who is reading this though that has police for friends or relatives, please do try to inform them and ask if they can keep you informed and informed of these scuzzballs, NDAs and confidentiality be cast to the wind.

    Obviously police departments, and even local town governments are already compromised, and showing who is compromised would be valuable. At this point I’m going to guess that these are managed in the same way “isis” is, and likely by the same bunch, probably with the intelligence agencies handing down the orders.

    As for what to do about it… same thing as every time, investigate your own local towns departments and governments, and when you find corruption, expose it far and wide, and Anonymously to prevent retaliation. Also no one should participate in the left-right hegelian dialectic scheme here, doing so just fuels the situation, and is doing what the ones giving the orders to these jerks want. Exposure is one of the worst ways to damage this plot, but bear in mind that what you’re dealing with here is a bunch of psychos int he lowest levels, fed by the social rot that obomber promoted and perpetuated during his vile terms, this means “antifa” is being fed by the SJWs, feminist and GBLT movements, although technically they’re all the same group anyway. Avoid violence beyond protection of bystanders & self-defense… remember they can, and will, exploit their “protected” status to maneuver the police forces against people using the “hate speech” legislation etc. and are not beyond faking victimhood in order to take out a perceived threat, assuming they don’t jump straight to violence.

    Remember also that their opposition is no better, the “opposite” faction etc. is equally controlled, equally as dangerous, and taking orders from the same boss… don’t expect help from police officers for this same reason, unless you know Good & truly honorable officers who have sense enough left in their heads to ignore “orders” when a clear threat is perceived, are not prone to cave to department or peer pressure, and you can be sure they’re present in such a situation… then the other officers will likely aid the aggressors, even to the point of evidence destruction, planting of false evidence, or physical violence that is then excused as officer self-defense.

    Do not forget that these opponents, while likely subject in part to demonic control, and also lacking morality by and large, are still People, their blood is as red as yours, IF a defense situation comes up, either in protection of other bystanders, or of yourself, remember to use only what is required to defuse the threat, don’t permanently injure, much less kill, anyone, where possible. Know weak points in the human form, and use those (Joints don’t like to be moved & held outside of their normal ranges, they’re also required for proper movement, and are only so strong in certain directions, typically.) with gentle strength, where necessary.

    Finally bear in mind dirty tricks are part of the package for this mess, be prepared with countermeasures against those, and not all tricks are physical (dirt in the eyes etc.) a good deal of them are mental (crocodile tears, false pain [learn to recognize it vs real pain, and remember that pain levels differ on an individual basis], false retreats, etc.). Try keeping some eye-wash, some fire-retardant/extinguiser (fresh fizzy sodapop works surprisingly well for this, given the CO2 in the soda, and the water.) low-level but still feasible, without special ordering, armoring like leather jackets, with some degree of padding or liner (Patent/fake leather, or thinner suede etc. won’t be very useful for protection.), chaps, etc. might also be useful in protecting from strikes or stabs, keeping a thick paper, or metal, item (IE a sturdy flask or a Bible, etc.) in a pocket around your heart area (or other vulnerable points, without weighing yourself down terribly), if the stories are to be believed, may offer some protection to those spots, as well. Make sure such clothing items fit well, and allow good range of motion.

    Try keeping some small first aid items on your person as well, again all this without weighing yourself down terribly, since that costs speed, movement, and subsequently slows response time. Also offering to patch up someone who has been hurt, whether a bystander or an adversary, when it is genuine, (Don’t even try to fake genuineness, and watch for trickery such as feigned injury to get someone’s guard lowered, of course.) can speak to them on a different level than words.

    Remember that the war being fought even now still isn’t against flesh and blood, despite the devil trying to recruit flesh and blood for his side in the hopes of destroying or ruining as many people as he possibly can, and caring nothing for his own recruits either, when you don’t play by his tactics, it serves to foil his schemes. Remember also to wear the Armor of God as well, asking for God’s protection, and being sure to not be blinded by rage.

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  7. It’s nice to see they have picked up a clue and are protesting Soros

    No mention of Soros in the “confidential” DHS/FBI document. I brought up Soros as a recommendation to the Trump administration to look into his funding of Antifa and other domestic terrorists.

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  8. These terrorists are subject to RICO enforcement as they’re paid criminals in the employ of an organised crime figurehead, soros. They’re also mercenaries.

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