Trump was right about Charlottesville and ‘Both sides’

FBI, Homeland Security warn of more ‘antifa’ attacks

Confidential documents call the anarchists that seek to counter white supremacists ‘domestic terrorists.’

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.

Since well before the Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly, DHS has been issuing warnings about the growing likelihood of lethal violence between the left-wing anarchists and right-wing white supremacist and nationalist groups.

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.

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15 Responses to Trump was right about Charlottesville and ‘Both sides’

  1. Pounce says:

    I’ve never understood how the media protrays these violent thugs as innocent victims every time somebody bites back.

    The first 2 minutes covers everything

    I’ve bumped into these people a number of times, they try to use numbers and shouting in which to try and intimidate people. you know like a certain big eared Dr Who fembot from Aylesbury who likes to act the drama queen to the max .

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    Interesting … “The Anti-Fascist Network is non-hierarchical, will never work with the police and is not affiliated to any political party. {antifascistnetwork.org}”

    – ‘will never work with the police’ – does this mean they are criminals? Gosh this is confusing stuff.

    // from previous biasedbbc post

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  3. Guest Who says:

    Speaking of ‘both sides’, here’s the ever impartial BBC Katty Kay chipping in with one of her ‘views’. Which are doubtless, ‘her own’:

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    • Grant says:

      Probably more fun than dinner with aptly named Katty Kay.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “President Trump is having dinner with @SpeakerRyan tomorrow night, per the official White House schedule.”

      Is this a professional BBC approved response ‘Hmm – that will be a fun evening’ { twitter @KattyKayBBC} this is nothing but gossip, adds not value to the conversation, will it be fun or not? Is that sarcasm or not? Is it UK humour or not? How did she get the 100+ days show?

      Katty Kay should be on “100+ Days :: After BBC Announce Ludicrous Wages”

      Just like the BBC’s 100 DAYS programme, the humble BBC Tax Payers should ask the BBC for a “100 BBC DAYS PROGRAMME” covering – high wages, gender gap, employees not following BBC guidelines on sharing their opinions online, money spent facilitating pedophiles, employees hiding money in external companies … and more. Possibly enough for 365+ Days!

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  4. Dave666 says:

    Here we go again. Breakfast back on fatty food yet again. This time it’s upselling or going large. No one on there to tell them adults can make decisions for themselves and to shut up.Weather drone mentions rising sea levels and climate change blah blah blah.

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  5. Ian Rushlow says:

    There needs to be some exposure on the people and organisations that finance Antifa, both directly and indirectly. Those that some might call the Godfathers of Terrorism.
    You know, the odd Hungarian Billionaire, that sort of person.

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  6. Rob in Cheshire says:

    I find it amusing that a group which calls itself “anti-fascist” is the one whose members are literally wearing black shirts at demonstrations.

    Self-awareness clearly isn’t their thing.

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  7. chrisH says:

    Reminds me of a bit in Greek mythology when Thespis is allowed to trash and mock the better end of Greek society, given his license on stages to do so.
    “What does it matter if my whole play is only one big joke?”
    Solon replies
    ” By you enocouraging such jokes in our theatres, we end up with them creeping into all our contracts and treaties”.
    True now as it ever was-when Antifa scum have been allowed to infect the democratic process, it`s hard now to develop any antidote, seeing as the whole medial, legal and political class have now been weaponised, co-opted or parked cowering in a safe space.

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  8. Wild Bill says:

    “authorities believed that “anarchist extremists” were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies “.

    Just like over here, it is long past time that the Police took action against these twats, and covering your face at a protest should not be allowed.

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  9. Martin Pinder says:

    Of course Trump was right to condemn both sides at Charlottesville. We knew what Antifa was. There were some people who tried to tell us that there was no moral equivalence between the right wing marchers & Antifa, that Antifa just consisted of well meaning people who were simply protesting at what they perceived as injustices & that the right wingers were heavy duty ‘Nazis’ associated with mass murder. Well now we know the truth.

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  10. Al Shubtill says:

    The MSM ignore the fact that the Unite The Right rally was permitted to go ahead by the ruling of a Federal judge, which overrode the decision by the city council to ban it; there was no such legal permission for the “counter-protest” to go ahead.

    I was told that people wearing KKK outfits and carrying Nazi paraphernalia were seen getting off the same buses which brought Antifa to Charlottesville.
    The police told the Unite The Right people not to wear masks or they’d be arrested: something which they seem to have neglected to have said to Antifa, or if they did they chose not to enforce it.

    It would appear that the authorities in Virginia adopted the tactics of their counterparts here and in Europe, of using Antifa as a means of attacking protests by groups on the Right or allowing violent situations to develop, due to the Antifa presence, which enable them to cancel or prohibit the protest / march / rally.

    There are adverts on Craigslist for protesters to get paid to go to these things, most of these “protesters” are funded by a certain Hungarian called George.

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  11. Scroblene says:

    “‘will never work with the police’”

    Bet they will when they get burgled, or get their car nicked, then it will be ‘whaaaaah whaaaah whaaaah’ all the way to the insurance companies, who may well have never heard of them…

    Go get a job, and get your haircut Antifeckers.

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