Many Claim Extremists Are Sparking Protest Violence. But Which Extremists?
President Trump has accused antifa of inciting violence while some mayors and governors say there are signs that white supremacists are to blame.
Anarchist activists, many from outside New York, have used the protests as cover for a campaign of property attacks, according to NYPD officials, reports
“John Miller, the deputy commissioner in charge of the Police Department’s counter-terrorism and intelligence efforts, said “They prepared to commit property damage and directed people who were following them that this should be done selectively...”
Joe Gabriel Simonson
even the Southern Poverty Law Center says the "white supremacists are doing the looting" claim is basically BS
I know we don’t want to hear, know or acknowledge this, but there were organized anarchist in at least NYC not working for the right. John Miller is a wildly credible counterterrorism source- hero of 9/11 reporting.
I was nodding along with most of this article til I got to "violent showdowns in the 1990s between white supremacists and law enforcement in places like…Waco." What white supremacists in Waco,
? The Branch Davidians were multiracial.
“We’re going to see a diversity of fringe malefactors,” said Brian Levin, director of Cal State’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. “We know for a fact there have been far-right agitators both online and at these rallies, as well as far-left.”
“The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” Mr. Trump tweeted on Sunday. “There is no authority under law to do that,” said Mary B. McCord, a former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
This analysis of Antifa is just lame. Many terrorist groups are more a 'milieu' than a single united group. There are many small and large jihadi groups for example. Many versions of the IRA have come and gone, one after the other.
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