Understanding the degree to which ANTIFA is a threat

Article by 2 ex military who ran into ANTIFA in Portland. This article is really important and needs to be read to understand what is happening, and who ANTIFA are. But the site loads really slowly when it loads, and you need to be on a US server. I suspect its under heavy DDoS but DO read it.

In the article there is a video Youtube took down. Its no more violent than a million more on Youtube, but it shows ANTIFA for what they are, which is likely why they removed it.

Below appears to be part of that video

Thank you Gates of Vienna and ML. for this one.

***UPDATE***

The site linked at the top appears to have been taken down. I believe it is from DDoS, which the site operators also claim is the case.

I will post the text of the article below, with the understanding that it is better if people click through and read it at the source once their site is restored. But this is a very important article as it reveals the extent and sophistication of ANTIFA/BLM attacks and how they manage to achieve a military set of objectives but force the rest of us to respond in a law and order manner, effectively giving them the win despite inferior force multipliers:

“Very basic background. My friend is a prior service 1st LAR 0311, 0351. (from Wiki: 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion is a fast and mobilized armored terrestrial reconnaissance battalion of the United States Marine Corps.) Multiple tours in the early to late 2000s, then DoE, then was put through selection and went to work for Colonel G____ as a team member. Since leaving, he has been doing contract work.

He is an experienced and capable meat eater and the furthest thing from a pussy or coward. Try to learn from his experiences.

“Me and three of my buddies were in Portland this weekend, got attacked by Antifa. There’s a Twitter video with millions of views on it. They ended up on Hannity and Tucker Carlson, Ben Shapiro etc., of us getting beaten with bats and rocks the size of cantaloupes thrown at us, getting spit on etc. We were all carrying pistols as well. Opportunity, ability and jeopardy, we were in a deadly force situation and we could easily articulate the use of deadly force, but they had pepper sprayed us. They were using industrial strobe lights on us, etc. We couldn’t PID our target and what lied beyond it, They did a great job of taking our situational awareness away, it was fucking incredible.
Bro my perspective on this changed so much.

The reason we were there wasn’t to counter protest or some shit, **** and *****, two of the guys with me, one of which is a bronze star and Purple Heart recipient. They’re both in the hiring process for the Portland Police Department. One is from Ohio and one is from Virginia. They both flew in that day just so they could come check out the city before they move their families across the nation.

Something else that I should make perfectly clear. We went to the Federal Courthouse first. There wasn’t a whole lot going on down there. We walked around and took some pictures. Bumped into a Sheriff at one point. Talked to him for a while. We asked him if the riots were over? He said fuck no, they’re trying to fuck a police station up right now on 47th and Burnside, We asked him if we could go, and he said yeah, it’s still a peaceful assembly, it hasn’t been declared a riot yet…. So, legit, we walked into this thing blind, in hindsight it was stupid on our part, I had no idea that they were like that. If it had been a full-blown riot we would not have gone. Bottom line, man, if you had ever given me a scenario like this and said hey, you’re sober, and you have a gun, and somebody is hitting you with a bat and throwing rocks at you that could kill you or put you in a coma, you try to get away but they cut you off with a convoy of vehicles and the assault starts again. They impede your movement and beat you with bats…
Would you shoot?

I’d be like, yeah what fucking planet are you from?

But in all the training that I’ve been through my life, I’ve never been in one where in the first five seconds of the scenario you’re blinded with a strobe light and sprayed with pepper spray…. That changes everything. They were throwing these rocks from 15 feet back in the crowd, you couldn’t see who the fuck through it, etc. things like that…. It’s just a good talking point for guys that carry concealed, but you need to think through all these different scenarios.

It got way worse after that video ended, they chased us for 11 city blocks. They had a convoy of about 25 vehicles that cut us off at the next intersection, They had scouts on the corner with radios, they had a drone following us, they had a bull horn calling us Nazis, and the crowd was following a red strobe light that was up in the air on a stick, so they would announce Nazis and then people would follow the red strobe light, That video is just the beginning, I’ve got a fucking fractured hand from a baton, everyone of us has black and blue bruises up and down their legs and back, I had a guy spit in my face from 6 inches away, call me a pussy and a coward for not doing anything about it, and then tell me that he was going to find where I live, rape my mother, rape my children in front of me and then kill me.

I’ve never been more angry about something in my fucking life, the level of restraint that it took for us to not fight back in any capacity whether that was with a gun or fists is incredible. All of us have kids at home. The only thing going through all of our minds was we have to be able to justify deadly force if we’re going to go that route, there’s also hundreds of these people, we can’t see straight because of all the pepper spray, and it’s hard to PID exactly who is throwing these rocks and hitting us with batons, because they would hit you and fucking run and their buddy would run up and hit you. It was an incredibly stressful situation, they did a very good job tactically of taking away your situational awareness, and in my opinion complicating your legal defense when you split one of their faces open with a hollow point.

As we were running from the crowd after about the third block or so, we’re sprinting because the mob head caught back up to us and vehicles were trying to cut us off, I put my hand on the back strap on my appendix, And I heard somebody yell “Hey bro, whatever you’re reaching for, don’t reach, just keep running, they’re still 30 feet behind you. Keep running straight.”

We get 11 blocks down the road and this black Chevy Impala is ghosting us down the street, he’s kind of been in our shadow since block two or three He rolls his window down and starts asking us a bunch of questions. Why are we here, what are we doing, telling us we need to get the fuck out of here, asking us where our car is etc., we pretty much told him to get the fuck away from us because we didn’t know who he was. I finally asked him at one point, Who the fuck are you, man, you need to leave us alone, and he was like I’m the fucking police, bro, who are you? So he pulled his car over and he and his partner talked to us. He was one of the special programs guys, either with SWAT or SRT or whatever. He was the one that yelled at me not to reach, and tried to help us out. He said he knew that we’ve been pepper sprayed and we’re having trouble seeing, I kind of snapped at him, Like hey motherfucker, You’ve been watching this whole thing fucking unfold and you didn’t intervene at all or light the crowd up or something? He started laughing and he was like, Man, if I got out and tried to help you guys, my fucking car would be on fire right now, and I’d be running next to you.

Bottom line: don’t go to an Antifa protest where you can put yourself in that situation. And if you find yourself in that situation, expect them to employ tactics that take away your situational awareness, and complicate the use of force continuum.”

Text scraped from site linked at the top

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16 Replies to “Understanding the degree to which ANTIFA is a threat”

  1. The tactics are designed to make it hard to fight back without looking like the aggressor, I can make a good argument that the people who are providing shelter for the people doing the physical attacks and part of the aggressive attack and should be treated like the ones physically attacking the victims. The Propaganda Media and they leftist politicians would/will work overtime to vilify anyone that treats the blockers as attackers but that is what they are.

    • What I forgot to put in the original comment is that this attack shows a high degree of training and discipline this is not a small group of malcontents who are out to create trouble for the sake of creating trouble.

      Unless you are in a group of roughly the same size as the antifa mob don’t go near them and don’t trust the statements that they are currently peaceful. With a trained unit like this incident shows peaceful to violent is a matter of 60 to 90 seconds if they are having problems and in most cases it will be more like 10 to 20 seconds.

      Read the article several times to ensure that their tactics are engraved on your memory this is a successful tactic and they will keep using it until someone comes up with a good counter tactic.

      Keep your musket clean, your powder dry, your bug out bag packed, your bug out routes scouted and be sure to check your six at all times. This disciplined and planed violence is coming to all cities of decent sized and the spur of the moment violence is coming to the small towns.

      In the Macfiles interview Brad Johnson made a very good point, the antifa thugs need to be cautious coming to the small Midwestern towns, almost everyone have guns, the vast majority have training (some a lot of training) and we will know who the strangers are.

      • It’s the water in which these fish swim that has to be drained.
        Sorta like Viet Cong.
        Or Molenbeek, Belgium or the southern part of the Philippines, controlled by the Moros.

        • The Cong were killed in the 67 Tet Offensive, after that we faced North Vietnamese Regulars. I know the media says we lost that offensive but there were no large Cong units left alive after 67 Tet.

          Today I posted an article about why sending in the Troops would be a bad idea that would give cheap publicity victories to antifa. The man who wrote the article is right but he is also wrong, while the violence in a few cities can’t destroy the US it can destroy the trust in the various governments in the US. The investigations into the money people will eventually take out most of the funding and stop a lot of the violence but by then major damage will have been done to what is left of the Rule of Law.

  2. The article reads like a novel. I would think that the 2x military men would have assessed the situation prior to entering the city of Portland.
    How? By watching Andy Ngô’s videos. Jason Bourne agrees 😉

    ‘This Is Where They House the Rioters!’ City of Portland Houses Some Antifa Rioters Destroying the City
    By Victoria Taft – September 4, 2020
    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2020/09/04/this-is-where-they-house-the-rioters-city-of-portland-houses-some-antifa-rioters-destroying-the-city-n887361

    The City of Portland Houses #RoseCityAntifa (#TrumpetMan) – Portland’s #CHAZ/#CHOP??: 39 #heydan
    Never Alone With Christ – August 31, 2020

    • Not at all unusual in the military. It’s described in writings from classical antiquity, in Plutarch’s “Parallel Lives”.

      Multiculti, too! Assassin, after all, comes from the Arabic hashashin. ISIS consumed Captagon uppers and unlimited, assorted downers from Afghanistan.

      Drugs were a staple in the Kennedy White House and in Nixon’s time. Kissenger did shuttle-diplomacy on speed. Those are just the ones I know for a fact, but I wouldn’t be surprised if all of them used “performance-enhancing” drugs.

      Not even unusual in certain circles. At my school many classmates were using amphetamines during the reading period before exams. In the ’80s and ’90s Wall Street was dusted with cocaine.

      • I believe that after the battle for the Gates of Vienna, it was discovered that the muslim attackers had mysterious devices within which they would make a drink using roasted brown beans of some kind. After figuring it out and trying it, they came to realize how the muslim invaders were able to fight all night like that.

  3. WRT the use of Benzedrine (amphetamine) by the Nazis. I think that the author misses the point about how much fanatical idealism can do to human resolve. The Japanese kamikaze pilots did not need such and I doubt that the good SS units did either. But in the closing days of the war it might have managed to push a few of the drafted children, old men and the invalids into some short term heroism. So perhaps it was used then.

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