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Antifa planned anti-government insurgency for months, law enforcement official says
The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2020 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 06/03/2020 6:31:19 PM PDT by kevcol

Activists of the far-left Antifa movement began planning to foment a nationwide anti-government insurgency as early as November as the U.S. presidential campaign season kicked off in earnest, according to a law enforcement official with access to intelligence behind the shadowy group.
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“Their Marxist ideology seeks not only to influence elections in the short term but to destroy the use of elections as the determining factor in political legitimacy.”

Added Joe Myers, a former Defense Intelligence Agency official and counterinsurgency expert, “President Trump’s election and revitalization of America are a threat to Antifa’s nihilist goals.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 201911; antifa; antifaterrororg; dia; riots; soros; teamsoros; terrorism; trump
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1 posted on 06/03/2020 6:31:19 PM PDT by kevcol
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2 posted on 06/03/2020 6:35:04 PM PDT by 4Liberty (CoVid19, n. A seasonal respiratory infection politicized to harm the U.S. economy & its President.)
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...in conjunction with Democrat leaders. Find the communications, prosecute and lock up EVERYONE involved in inciting this. All of them.


3 posted on 06/03/2020 6:35:09 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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If Barr doesn’t do something about this $hit and quick, he needs to be fired. He’s impersonating the last loser AG he succeeded (whose name won’t be mentioned).


4 posted on 06/03/2020 6:37:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I pray Barky had something to do with this. Might be the only way he gets locked-up.


5 posted on 06/03/2020 6:37:41 PM PDT by EvilCapitalist (Fire Fauci)
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PING me when the feds break up this group and imprison the leaders and the money people.


6 posted on 06/03/2020 6:38:55 PM PDT by stuckincali
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To: kevcol

I think Antifa over miscalculated people reactions if they are hoping to overthrow the government. I am starting to see videos where Blacks are questioning all those white kids being in the protest.

I think the original plan was to drive the black vote back to the democratic party. Instead they might be pushing the black vote to Trump when he restores order.


7 posted on 06/03/2020 6:39:42 PM PDT by DEPcom
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Soros/Hillary & Co planning it for YEARS !!!


8 posted on 06/03/2020 6:41:40 PM PDT by nevermorelenore ( If My people will pray ....)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
>lock up EVERYONE involved in inciting this

Except those deserving to hang instead.

9 posted on 06/03/2020 6:43:04 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (waiting for the tweets to hatch)
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Bart needs to UNMASK EVERYTHING !!! Libya, 911, RussiaGate...


10 posted on 06/03/2020 6:43:09 PM PDT by nevermorelenore ( If My people will pray ....)
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PING me when the feds break up this group and imprison the leaders and the money people.

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there busy kneeling and looking for white supremacists.


11 posted on 06/03/2020 6:44:44 PM PDT by snarkytart
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they’re*


12 posted on 06/03/2020 6:45:09 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: kevcol
Antifa planned anti-government insurgency for months

Including the Floyd murder.

13 posted on 06/03/2020 6:45:20 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (We need to reach across the aisle, extend a hand...And slap the crap out of them)
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To: DEPcom

Just because you control the cities you don’t control the country.
A truckers strike would make short work of their insurrection.
They watched “the Purge” one too many times


14 posted on 06/03/2020 6:46:26 PM PDT by griswold3 (Democratic Socialism is Slavery by Mob Rule)
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To: kevcol

Bill Gertz.

Committed anti-Trumper and Neocon.

An original, card carrying member of the clubs.

With Connections.


15 posted on 06/03/2020 6:46:43 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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I’ve been planning for them to make a move for years. I’m ready.


16 posted on 06/03/2020 6:47:08 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: kevcol; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; piasa

Mr. Miller, who did not mention Antifa by name, said he has high confidence in intelligence assessment of the activities. They included strong indicators that the violent protesters had made preparations. Antifa also used encrypted communications as part of the planning.

“Before the protests began, organizers of certain anarchist groups set out to raise bail money, and people who would be responsible to be raising bail money, they set out to recruit medics and medical teams with gear to deploy in anticipation of violent interactions with police,” Mr. Miller said.

“They prepared to commit property damage and directed people who were following them that this should be done selectively and only in wealthier areas or at high-end stores run by corporate entities,” he added.

A New York City police spokeswoman confirmed Mr. Miller’s information and said the operations of the rioters included a complex network of scouts on bicycles who would move ahead of demonstrators and identify locations with minimal police presence. At those locations, extremists were able to easily vandalize or burn vehicles using Molotov cocktails.

Antifa’s leftist agenda calls for supporting so-called social justice movements. Among the liberal-left causes espoused by the group are issues of racism and police misconduct, support for Muslim minorities and backing the transgender rights movement. . .

CPUSA leader Manning Johnson testified to Congress in 1953 that the goal of the front group was never the abolishment of fascism, but rather “the subversion and subsequent overthrow of the United States.”

The National Security Council’s Mr. O’Brien described Antifa foot soldiers as “militant radicals who come into our cities and cross state lines.”

“They’re organized and use Molotov cocktails and fireworks and gas to burn down our cities, especially businesses in minority neighborhoods. It’s got to be stopped,” he said. . .

Antifa also gets support from some academics. Walter F. Heinecke, a University of Virginia associate professor of education, helped secure permits for counterprotests by Antifa and other groups in 2017 against the Unite the Right political rally for white nationalists.

Asked whether he supports the movement, Mr. Heinecke said, “I am against fascism, so if Antifa means against fascism, then generally, yes.”

Mr. Heinecke emphasized that he is “not technically a member of an Antifa organizing group, and I don’t speak for any Antifa organization.”. . .

Harvard Divinity School Professor Cornel R. West has praised Antifa for protecting him and other protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. . .

Andy Ngo, a journalist who was beaten by Antifa activists last year, has closely monitored the activities of the group. He recently wrote that the riots around the country are “glimmers of the full insurrection the far left has been working toward for decades.”

Mobilization and disinformation

The death of Mr. Floyd in Minneapolis was a pretext for launching the Antifa insurgency, he said. “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,” he said.

Mr. Ngo said Antifa supporters have spread disinformation that it is white supremacists and nationalists who are to blame for the rioting. So far, no evidence has emerged linking right-wing extremists to the violence. . .

“One reason is that so many Democrat leaders have children and family members who are active participants in the Marxist movement, with many of them being members of Antifa, insofar as one can be a member,” said Mr. Higgins, the former NSC official.

Jeremiah Ellison, son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, tweeted his support for Antifa on Sunday. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had his daughter arrested in New York with protesters, and Sen. Tim Kaine’s son Woody also was affiliated with Antifa, Mr. Higgins said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, condemned Antifa after its activists sparked riots in Berkeley several years ago.

But in a now-deleted 2018 tweet, Mr. Ellison, then-deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, posted a photograph of an Antifa handbook with the statement that the manual should “strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump.”

Asked about the tweet Sunday, Mr. Ellison told reporters that the tweet about Antifa was meaningless.

“It means nothing. Look, I was at a bookstore, and I saw a book,” said Mr. Ellison. “It means nothing.”. . .

Kenneth deGraffenreid, who was deputy national counterintelligence executive during the George W. Bush administration, said the FBI has not been engaged in effective domestic counterintelligence for years.

“The FBI has not had a meaningful domestic counterintelligence capability for many years,” Mr. deGraffenreid said. “They’ve been distracted or politically corrupted.”

An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment.


17 posted on 06/03/2020 6:47:41 PM PDT by Fedora
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The planning was clearly scheduled for Memorial Day.


18 posted on 06/03/2020 6:48:42 PM PDT by Fedora
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Of course. They appear to have the full support of American leftists — including prominent members of the so-called “entertainment industry, the so-called “news: media and yes, the Democrat Party.


19 posted on 06/03/2020 6:49:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
...in conjunction with Democrat leaders. Find the communications, prosecute and lock up EVERYONE involved in inciting this. All of them.


These people have immunity. Please wake me when charges are filed. We live in a lawless society, and certain groups are never charged.
20 posted on 06/03/2020 6:50:38 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie ( Stop the fearmongering! Post flu statistics along side COVID-19 statistics!)
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