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So it must be BLM doing all the damage.  It seemed that all the talking heads wanted to blame Antifa instead of blacks.  

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-no-intelligence-antifa-weekend-violence-george-floyd-protests-2020-6

 

FBI 'has no intelligence' indicating antifa was linked to weekend violence in the George Floyd protests, despite Trump and Republicans' claims

 

 

  • The FBI has "no intelligence" indicating that "antifa" was involved in violence over the weekend related to protests following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, The Nation reported.
  • President Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and several Republican lawmakers have blamed antifa for violence linked to protests that took place on Sunday.
  • But according to The Nation, which cited an internal FBI situation report, the bureau's Washington, DC, field office "has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence" in the violence that took place that day.
  • However, the FBI and other government agencies warn that far-right white supremacist groups will use the protests to incite violence and attack federal agents.

 

The FBI has collected no intelligence indicating that "antifa" was involved in violence over the weekend related to protests over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died on May 25 after a white police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, The Nation reported.

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr both blamed antifa — a loosely organized left-wing group consisting of anti-fascism activists — for violence linked to a series of protests that took place on Sunday.

Trump announced on Twitter that day that "the United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization."

Barr released a statement afterward echoing the president's sentiments, saying, "The violence instigated and carried out by antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly."

But according to The Nation, which cited an internal FBI situation report, the bureau's Washington, DC, field office "has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence" in the violence that took place on Sunday.

The FBI report listed a series of violent acts including instances of bricks being thrown at police officers and a backpack that contained explosives. But based on "CHS [Confidential Human Source] canvassing, open source/social media partner engagement, and liaison," the bureau had no evidence that those acts were directly linked to antifa, The Nation said.

But the FBI's report did warn that people associated with a far-right social-media group had "called for far-right provocateurs to attack federal agents" and "use automatic weapons against protesters."

Politico also reported on Monday that a Department of Homeland Security intelligence note warned law-enforcement officials that a white supremacist channel on the encrypted messaging app Telegram encouraged its followers to incite violence to start a race war during the protests.

Citing the FBI, it said that two days after Floyd's death, the channel "incited followers to engage in violence and start the 'boogaloo' — a term used by some violent extremists to refer to the start of a second Civil War — by shooting in a crowd."

One of the messages in the channel called for potential shooters to "frame the crowd around you" for the violence, the note said, according to Politico.

On May 29, the note said, "suspected anarchist extremists and militia extremists allegedly planned to storm and burn the Minnesota State Capitol."

NBC News also reported on Monday that Twitter had identified a group posing as an "antifa" organization calling for violence in the protests as actually being linked to the white supremacist group Identity Evropa.

Twitter suspended the account, @ANTIFA_US, after it posted a tweet that incited violence. A company spokesperson also told NBC News that the account violated Twitter's rules against platform manipulation and spam.

These developments come as protests against racism and police brutality continue across the country. Peaceful demonstrations have taken place in more than 75 cities, though some have spiraled into chaos and deadly violence as law-enforcement officials use heavy-handed crowd-control tactics.

Some protests involved smaller groups looting businesses and, in a few cases, setting fire to buildings and cars.

A number of Republican lawmakers have echoed Trump and Barr in blaming antifa for the more violent demonstrations and called for the US to deploy the military to forcefully subdue them.

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida suggested earlier in the day that protesters demonstrating against police brutality are part of antifa and should be hunted down like terrorists.

"Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East?" Gaetz tweeted. Twitter later flagged the post for violating its rules against glorifying violence but left it up because it determined it was in the "public interest" for the tweet to still be accessible, though users cannot like, retweet, or reply to it.

 

 

 

 

 

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At times like this, I recognize that when I suck my right thumb it tastes like chocolate. And when I suck my left thumb, it tastes vanilly.

But when I suck both my thumbs at the same time............tutti fruti!

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Just now, Ricordo said:

At times like this, I recognize that when I suck my right thumb it tastes like chocolate. And when I suck my left thumb, it tastes vanilly.

But when I suck both my thumbs at the same time............tutti fruti!

You have an interesting medical condition  Have you consulted a medical professional?

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2 minutes ago, Historian said:

You have an interesting medical condition  Have you consulted a medical professional?

Presently taking Cefdinir 300 mg.  b.i.d

It interacts woefully with a Taco Bell chimichanga.

 

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22 minutes ago, Ricordo said:

Presently taking Cefdinir 300 mg.  b.i.d

It interacts woefully with a Taco Bell chimichanga.

 

UPDATE

Might require a follow-up visit.

Living rent-free in someone's head.

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1 hour ago, LostinTexas said:

Lost me at "The Nation". Look it up.

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5 hours ago, PPQer said:

So it must be BLM doing all the damage.  It seemed that all the talking heads wanted to blame Antifa instead of blacks.  

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-no-intelligence-antifa-weekend-violence-george-floyd-protests-2020-6

 

FBI 'has no intelligence' indicating antifa was linked to weekend violence in the George Floyd protests, despite Trump and Republicans' claims

 

 

  • The FBI has "no intelligence" indicating that "antifa" was involved in violence over the weekend related to protests following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, The Nation reported.
  • President Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and several Republican lawmakers have blamed antifa for violence linked to protests that took place on Sunday.
  • But according to The Nation, which cited an internal FBI situation report, the bureau's Washington, DC, field office "has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence" in the violence that took place that day.
  • However, the FBI and other government agencies warn that far-right white supremacist groups will use the protests to incite violence and attack federal agents.

 

The FBI has collected no intelligence indicating that "antifa" was involved in violence over the weekend related to protests over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died on May 25 after a white police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, The Nation reported.

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr both blamed antifa — a loosely organized left-wing group consisting of anti-fascism activists — for violence linked to a series of protests that took place on Sunday.

Trump announced on Twitter that day that "the United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization."

Barr released a statement afterward echoing the president's sentiments, saying, "The violence instigated and carried out by antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly."

But according to The Nation, which cited an internal FBI situation report, the bureau's Washington, DC, field office "has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence" in the violence that took place on Sunday.

The FBI report listed a series of violent acts including instances of bricks being thrown at police officers and a backpack that contained explosives. But based on "CHS [Confidential Human Source] canvassing, open source/social media partner engagement, and liaison," the bureau had no evidence that those acts were directly linked to antifa, The Nation said.

But the FBI's report did warn that people associated with a far-right social-media group had "called for far-right provocateurs to attack federal agents" and "use automatic weapons against protesters."

Politico also reported on Monday that a Department of Homeland Security intelligence note warned law-enforcement officials that a white supremacist channel on the encrypted messaging app Telegram encouraged its followers to incite violence to start a race war during the protests.

Citing the FBI, it said that two days after Floyd's death, the channel "incited followers to engage in violence and start the 'boogaloo' — a term used by some violent extremists to refer to the start of a second Civil War — by shooting in a crowd."

One of the messages in the channel called for potential shooters to "frame the crowd around you" for the violence, the note said, according to Politico.

On May 29, the note said, "suspected anarchist extremists and militia extremists allegedly planned to storm and burn the Minnesota State Capitol."

NBC News also reported on Monday that Twitter had identified a group posing as an "antifa" organization calling for violence in the protests as actually being linked to the white supremacist group Identity Evropa.

Twitter suspended the account, @ANTIFA_US, after it posted a tweet that incited violence. A company spokesperson also told NBC News that the account violated Twitter's rules against platform manipulation and spam.

These developments come as protests against racism and police brutality continue across the country. Peaceful demonstrations have taken place in more than 75 cities, though some have spiraled into chaos and deadly violence as law-enforcement officials use heavy-handed crowd-control tactics.

Some protests involved smaller groups looting businesses and, in a few cases, setting fire to buildings and cars.

A number of Republican lawmakers have echoed Trump and Barr in blaming antifa for the more violent demonstrations and called for the US to deploy the military to forcefully subdue them.

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida suggested earlier in the day that protesters demonstrating against police brutality are part of antifa and should be hunted down like terrorists.

"Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East?" Gaetz tweeted. Twitter later flagged the post for violating its rules against glorifying violence but left it up because it determined it was in the "public interest" for the tweet to still be accessible, though users cannot like, retweet, or reply to it.

 

 

 

 

 

Suddenly the FBI are credible.

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3 hours ago, Ricordo said:

One video of Minneapolis "demonstrators" the people were carrying large banners (bedsheets) with "Down With Capitalism" on them.  Sure, It's White Supremacist's.

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7 hours ago, PPQer said:

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Read the third bullet in your article. Too much he said she said, and none of it is credible.

Their using Fake Nooz for a reference is O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G.

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9 hours ago, Ricordo said:

UPDATE

Might require a follow-up visit.

Living rent-free in someone's head.

?

Most disturbing.  But you are free to make your choices.

And the EPA will respond.

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16 hours ago, LostinTexas said:

Read the third bullet in your article. Too much he said she said, and none of it is credible.

Their using Fake Nooz for a reference is O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G.

The point of posting the article was that people in the FBI are subverting the President and AG Barr.  The subject was covered by several news organization, and I found it on right wing aggregator sites.

Considering what I've seen from the FBI the last few years, I don't doubt the article a bit.

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OK, "no Intel" just means they weren't paying attention and had no assets in the Group.

its nowhere near Possible that not one single Person there had no association with AntiFa, Zero Chance considering the Uniforms, the Patches, the Tweets and the Actions.

all this means if the FBI, wasn't watching them. and that is telling.

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I do believe that the FBI has no Intelligence.  They were corrupted from the inside out by the Clintons and Obama.

 

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