The violent black-clad thugs of Antifa have been around for a long time but they’ve been very active in recent months. According to a new report however, as far back as 2016 – when Obama was still president – federal agencies such as the FBI and the DHS were warning about the danger the group posed and even classified them as “domestic terror.”
Politico has the story:
FBI, Homeland Security warn of more ‘antifa’ attacks
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.
What did then President Obama do about this? Nothing. The Daily Wire:
So, where the hell was President Obama while all of this was building?
Remember, in April 2009, shortly after Obama took office, the Department of Homeland Security, under the auspices of Janet Napolitano, issued a report stating that “right-wing extremism” was on the rise, and labeling anti-abortion and anti-immigration groups as suspect. The report specifically called out the prospect of lone wolf terrorism from those who agreed with “right-wing” viewpoints. The report was shockingly vague, but the Obama administration stood by it.
What’s going to happen if this group ends up killing someone?