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Antifa is behind the anarchy & destruction, from Peter Myers

(1) US police became militarized through Israeli Training(2) Minneapolis cops were trained by Israeli police, who often use knee-on-neck restraint(3) Most Millennials support riots, arson; egged on by AOC(4) AOC urges protestors to wear nondescript clothing, cover tattoos, & bring heat-resistant gloves(5) Candace Owens: George Floyd was a Criminal, he was no Hero, don't make him a Martyr(6) Whoopi Goldberg condemns Rioters, Looters; says cops are overwhelmed(7) Nationwide George Floyd riots are the price of liberalism - Miranda Devine(8) Antifa is behind the anarchy & destruction; infiltrates Black Lives Matter protests(9) Restoring order in the face of anarchy, Trump will win as De Gaulle did in 1968 - Conrad Black(10) Project Veritas reporter infiltrates Portland Antifa cell, reveals their tactics(11) Soros-funded GetUp! brings Black Lives Matter demos to Australia(1) US police became militarized through Israeli TrainingFrom: Mazin Qumsiyeh <mazin@qumsiyeh.org>US Citizens and all people should demand an end to (Israeli) militarization of their police! So far politicians (being influenced by Zionist lobbies) are avoiding this issue but no "reform" of policing can be successful without tackling this so please read key resources below and act accordingly.Amnesty International on US police "training" with Israeli military:https://www.amnestyusa.org/with-whom-are-many-u-s-police-departments-training-with-a-chronic-human-rights-violator-israel/Knee on neck technique learned from Israeli occupiers:https://israelpalestinenews.org/minn-cops-trained-by-israeli-police-who-often-use-knee-on-neck-restraint/The Israeli knee in USA: The Mineapolist poilice department regularly gets "trained" by "Israeli" apartheid racists to consider the population an enemt and to hate to the poingt of killing African Americans like George Floyd. Minneapolis should end and reverse that brainwashing provided by the "Israeli" racists.https://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/25/minn-police-learn-from-israeli-counter-terrorism-conferencehttps://deadlyexchange.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2015_ncts_participant_booklet.pdf(2) Minneapolis cops were trained by Israeli police, who often use knee-on-neck restrainthttps://israelpalestinenews.org/minn-cops-trained-by-israeli-police-who-often-use-knee-on-neck-restraint/ALISON WEIRJUNE 2, 2020Minn cops trained by Israeli police, who often use knee-on-neck restraint{photo} Israeli police officers detain a Palestinian protestor on March 12, 2019.Over 100 Minnesota law enforcement officers attended a 2012 conference organized by the Israeli consulate in which Israeli police trained them. Israeli forces often use the knee-on-neck restraint on Palestinians. (Meanwhile, Congress is poised to pass a bipartisan $38 billion package to Israel)… Read two reports below:Minnesota cops ‘trained by Israeli forces in restraint techniques’By Jon Collins, reposted from the UK Morning Star newspaper (embedded links added by IAK)Officers from the US police force responsible for the killing of George Floyd received training in restraint techniques and anti-terror tactics from Israeli law-enforcement officers.Mr Floyd’s death in custody last Monday, the latest in a succession of police killings of African Americans, has sparked continuing protests and rioting in US cities.At least 100 Minnesota police officers attended a 2012 conference hosted by the Israeli consulate in Chicago, the second time such an event had been held.There they learned the violent techniques used by Israeli forces as they terrorise the occupied Palestinian territories under the guise of security operations.The so-called counterterrorism training conference in Minneapolis was jointly hosted by the FBI.Israeli deputy consul Shahar Arieli claimed that the half-day session brought "top-notch professionals from the Israeli police" to share knowledge with their US counterparts.It is unclear whether any of the officers involved in the incident in which Mr Floyd was killed attended the conference.Israeli forces broke necksBut in a chilling testimony, a Palestinian rights activist said that when she saw the image of Derek Chauvin kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck, she was reminded of the Israeli forces’ policing of the occupied territories.Neta Golan, the co-founder of International Solidarity Movement (ISM) said: "When I saw the picture of killer cop Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd by leaning in on his neck with his knee as he cried for help and other cops watched, I remembered noticing when many Israeli soldiers began using this technique of leaning in on our chest and necks when we were protesting in the West Bank sometime in 2006."They started twisting and breaking fingers in a particular way around the same time. It was clear they had undergone training for this. They continue to use these tactics — two of my friends have had their necks broken but luckily survived — and it is clear that they [Israel] share these methods when they train police forces abroad in ‘crowd control’ in the US and other countries including Sudan and Brazil."The training of US police officials by Israeli forces is widespread.Even Amnesty was compelled to report that hundreds of police from Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Washington state and Washington DC had been flown to Israeli for training.Thousands more have been trained by Israeli forces who have come to the US to host similar events to the one held in Minneapolis. According to the somewhat selective rights organisation, many of these trips are taxpayer-funded, while others are privately funded.Since 2002 the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs have paid for police chiefs, assistant chiefs and captains to train in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), it said.The Minneapolis Police Department was contacted for comment.[Editor’s note: Anoka County (north Minneapolis region) Sheriff James Stuart traveled to Israel last December for a similar training.](3) Most Millennials support riots, arson; egged on by AOChttps://thepostmillennial.com/poll-almost-2-in-3-young-americans-at-least-partially-support-riots-arsonPOLL: Almost two-thirds of young Americans at least partially support riots, arsonThis comes after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez encouraged ‘protesters’ to bring "heat-resistant gloves."Brad PolumboWashington, DC4th June 2020The death of an innocent African American man, George Floyd, at the hands of a police officer received almost universal condemnation in the United States. But the peaceful-protests-turned-violent-riots that have erupted in major American cities in the tragedy’s aftermath are proving much more divisive.As reported by Campus Reform, a new Monmouth University poll reveals that some Americans support even the more radical actions of protesters, which include vandalism, arson, and looting. In particular, young Americans aged 18 to 34 had a more positive impression of the protesters’ actions.This poll asked respondents if they were aware of "the protests across the country, including the burning of a police precinct in Minneapolis, in reaction to a recent incident where a black man died when a police officer kneeled on his neck." Then, it asked them "Given what happened, do you think the actions of the protestors were fully justified, partially justified, or not at all justified?"So, this question was not asking respondents about peaceful protesters, but about the actions of "protesters" including the burning of a police station — which many would deem violent rioting, not protesting.Even with the burning of a police station included in the question’s framing, 22% of young Americans said they thought these actions were "fully justified," and 40% said they were "partially justified." This means that almost 2 in 3 young people said they at least partially support violent protesting that includes arson.This comes after the prominent young progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez subtly encouraged protesters, and possibly rioters, with social media posts telling "protesters" to bring "heat-resistant gloves," "cover up identifying tattoos," and wear "nondescript clothing."(4) AOC urges protestors to wear nondescript clothing, cover tattoos, & bring heat-resistant gloveshttps://thepostmillennial.com/aoc-appears-to-encourage-rioting-and-looting-with-instagram-postAOC appears to encourage rioting and looting with Instagram postThe socialist congresswoman has posted one tweet calling for a de-escalation of violence.Brad PolumboWashington, DC31st May 2020As cities across the United States burn amid riots and looting in the aftermath of the tragic police killing of George Floyd, American lawmakers are weighing in on the controversy.Some Democrats, such as Civil Rights Icon and Democratic Rep. John Lewis, are urging peaceful protest and political action but insisting that "rioting, looting, and burning is not the way." Yet other left-wing stars, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are using their platforms to fan the flames during the violent turmoil and chaos.The socialist congresswoman has posted one tweet calling for a de-escalation of violence.We need rapid, real de-escalation and we need it right now. We cannot descend into the chaos of violence.Please everyone, stay safe.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 31, 2020However, in an Instagram Live recording, Ocasio-Cortez said that "If you’re trying to call for an end to unrest, but you don’t believe that healthcare is a human right, you aren’t willing to say ‘Black Lives Matter’… then you aren’t asking for an end to unrest. If you don’t ask for those things, all you’re asking for is the continuation of quiet oppression.".@AOC: If you're calling for an end to unrest, but not calling out police brutality, not calling for health care as a human right, not calling for an end to housing discrimination, all you're asking for is the continuation of quiet oppression. pic.twitter.com/4qiCCxKvdl— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) May 30, 2020 These comments seemingly imply solidarity with those engaging in said "unrest," a group which does include peaceful protestors, but is also composed of dangerous mobs, looters, and vandals. It appears, too, that the congresswoman is telling her millions of followers that you can’t authentically support ending the riots unless you also agree with her on socializing US healthcare.Ocasio-Cortez also posted an alarming graphic to her Instagram page, ostensibly a guide to "protesting safely." Nowhere does it explicitly call for peaceful protesting or encourage her followers not to engage in rioting or looting.But more disturbingly, the congresswoman’s post encourages her followers to wear nondescript clothing, cover-up identifiable tattoos, and bring "heat-resistant gloves." It also suggests that "protestors" disable their phone’s location and facial-recognition services.It’s hard to fathom why any peaceful demonstrator not intent on looting would need to hide all traces of their identity, or why anyone not planning on burning things would need heat-resistant gloves. While Ocasio-Cortez’s true intentions are unknowable, her post reads much more like a guide for how to riot and get away with it unscathed and unarrested than an encouragement to safely engage in peaceful protesting. ...(5) Candace Owens: George Floyd was a Criminal, he was no Hero, don't make him a Martyrhttps://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/rightwing-commentator-candace-owens-divides-with-comments-about-george-floyd/news-story/10cf4964badc9c2176f8ac98ccb3ec5fRight-wing commentator Candace Owens divides with comments about George Floyd A conservative black author has dredged up George Floyd’s criminal past to declare he "was not an amazing person" in a live video that has caused outrage.Rohan Smith@ro_smith 140 commentsnews.com.auJUNE 4, 20208:57PMhttps://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=273957870461345Right-wing commentator Candace Owens divides with comments about black Americans Conservative commentator Candace Owens took that stance in a viral Facebook live video recorded earlier today titled "Confession: I DO NOT support George Floyd and I refuse to... [...]Confession: #GeorgeFloyd is neither a martyr or a hero. But I hope his family gets justice. https://t.co/Lnxz0usrp5— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 3, 2020 "It has been weighing very heavily on my heart and on my mind," she begins."There was so much pressure for me to go with the popular opinion about who George Floyd was."We are being sold a lot of lies at the detriment to the black community, at the detriment to the white community and at the detriment to America as a whole."So, I want to come out and say that I do not support George Floyd and the media’s depiction of him as a martyr for black America."The Trump supporter and vocal critic of the Black Lives Matter movement said she arrived at her stance after "an idea was planted in my head" by American conservative author Shelby Steele."Shelby Steele said that the black community is unique ... our culture is unique from other communities because we are the only community that caters to the bottom denominator of our society."Not every black American is a criminal. Not every black American is committing crimes. But we are unique in that we are the only people that fight and scream and demand support for the people in our community that are up to no good," she said, a reference to George Floyd."You would be hard pressed to find a Jewish person who has spent five stints in prison, who commits a crime and dies while committing a crime and that the Jewish people demand justice for."You would be hard pressed to find this in white America ... even in Latino America."What I am saying is not any defence for Derek Chauvin. The family of George Floyd deserves justice for the way that he died but I also am not going to accept the narrative that this is the best the black community has to offer."For whatever reason it has become fashionable over the last five or six years for us to turn criminals into heroes overnight. It is something I find despicable."George Floyd was not an amazing person. George Floyd is being upheld as an amazing human being."She went on to say that Floyd was high at the time of his death and to detail his criminal history."Everyone is pretending that this man lived a heroic lifestyle," she said. "We are embarrassing in that regard. Nobody wants to tell the truth in black America. Our biggest problem is us."She ended the video by declaring: "I have no apologies to make. George Floyd is not my martyr. He can be yours." [...](6) Whoopi Goldberg condemns Rioters, Looters; says cops are overwhelmedhttps://www.theblaze.com/news/whoopi-goldberg-george-floyd-rioters-lootersJUNE 04, 2020Whoopi Goldberg takes on and shames rioters and looters who are exploiting the George Floyd protests: 'You've destroyed too many people's dreams around the country'In the middle of a thoughtful Instagram post about the ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd, Whoopi Goldberg stopped to clearly tell looters who are taking advantage of peaceful protests to knock it off and understand how their actions are hurting people — including people they care about.What did she say about looters?The liberal actress and co-host of "The View" recorded and posted a video message Wednesday offering her take on the protests and the progress that's going on in America in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of four Minneapolis cops.In it, Goldberg said that folks are "being forced to look at something" that they've felt they were already able to see. But now that feeling is "different." She lauded the fact that all sorts of people who aren't black are peacefully taking to the streets to say "enough is enough" and experiencing the "response that they're getting." She noted that "parents — moms and dads — are walking with their kids."Then she paused and spoke directly to the looters and rioters who have been committing violence and destruction in cities nationwide.And she was very clear that the criminality had to come to an end: They have "destroyed" too many dreams and lives and are putting their own families in danger."All you looters, you need to stop," she said. "Because you've destroyed too many people's dreams around the country. You have made it impossible for a lot of people to get back to their lives."I'm just saying, all you looters," she continued, "just know your grandmother, your mother's mother, your brother's sister, your cousin's baby can't get their medication because you burned down the pharmacy, or you burned down the bus stop."What else did she say?After scolding the looters, Goldberg offered her take on how the country might reconsider the process of handing out badges. She added that knowing cops' state of mind and forcing them to talk about what they're facing is a good thing — not something that should be ignored."I'm just saying, maybe better background checks on the people who want to become police officers. Because, you know, that a big job to hand somebody a gun," she said. "So I would rather know that their state of mind is good and force this idea of having to talk to somebody about it."And she was sympathetic to cops and the stress that comes with their duties, noting that the nation is seeing good things happen when police and the people talk about those stresses."There's nothing wrong with realizing you're overwhelmed. I can't imagine that cops on the front line right now are not overwhelmed," she said. "But they're talking to each other and they're talking to the demonstrators. And they're saying the things that people need to hear, like, 'What happened in Minnesota was unconscionable and we don't want to be that to you. We don't ever want to be that to you. Let us start this conversation.'"Those kinds of conversations are what will lead to actual change where it's needed because everyday citizens who are new to the discussions are beginning to understand, she said."That's meaningful change, because when the police recognize that there's a problem, we'll be able to change it," Goldberg said. "And now, people are saying, 'We see it. I hear it. I understand it.'"(7) Nationwide George Floyd riots are the price of liberalism - Miranda Devinehttps://nypost.com/2020/05/31/george-floyd-riots-are-the-price-of-liberalism-devine/Nationwide George Floyd riots are the price of liberalism: DevineBy Miranda DevineMay 31, 2020 | 10:28pmThe tragedy of the riots sparked by George Floyd’s death was brought home by a distraught elderly black woman interviewed by the local ABC affiliate in her ruined south Minneapolis neighborhood."These people did this for no reason," wept Stephanie Wilford, who lives in an apartment next to where shops were looted and burned Friday night. "They went straight to . . . every store over here that I go to. I have nowhere to go now and I have no way to get there because the buses aren’t running."The violence "is not going to bring George back. George is in a better place than we are. I’m going to be honest, I wish I was where George was."But liberal agitators don’t care about Stephanie and the poor urban communities that have been destroyed in the four-day orgy of self-congratulatory violence they sanctioned.They are too busy dreaming up fantasy scapegoats.Videos abound on social media of shadowy figures, dressed in black, systematically smashing store windows, but not looting, cutting through fences outside police stations, but not pushing the fences over — softening defenses for the rioters.These are the domestic terrorists who have hijacked peaceful protests across the country. Attorney General Bill Barr described them in his Saturday press conference as "outside radicals and agitators [who] are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda."In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far-left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics."This is why Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison pretends that the external agitators in Minneapolis’ riots were Trump-voting "white supremacists," because the former DNC deputy chairman is one of those in his party who has normalized Antifa as a useful part of the political process.See his Twitter feed of January 2018, when he posed for a selfie at a bookstore holding "Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook" and wrote: "I just found the book that strikes fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump."No wonder he and the rest of Minnesota’s Democratic leadership are trying to offload blame for their persistent policing failures.Invariably, it is cities run by soft-on-crime Democrats where police forces betray the people they are supposed to protect.The Minneapolis police force is the creature of a city that has had Democratic mayors for almost 50 years.As former Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Fox News over the weekend, "Don’t elect progressive Democrats if you want to be safe."All you need to know about Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is that he made the decision for police to evacuate the Third Precinct station, allowing it to be overrun by rioters and burned to the ground.For four nights, criminals ransacked his city and terrorized its residents while the police were nowhere to be seen.Instead of nipping the violence in the bud, Frey set a terrible precedent, allowing the contagion to spread across the country."Brick and mortar is not as important as life," he blithely told a press conference Thursday night as the city burned.It’s just property, say liberals who have never known a life without plenty. But the property they dismiss so easily can be a life’s work, like the sports bar in Minneapolis into which Korboi Balla, a black firefighter, had poured his life savings. It was destroyed a few days before he was due to open this week.Stores and businesses are a community’s lifeblood, and many will never come back, causing more misery for the most vulnerable.In any case, the policing vacuum also unleashed terrible violence.There are videos all over social media of mobs chasing defenseless people, knocking them unconscious and kicking them in the head as they lie on the ground. Looters punched a store owner in the head and beat her with planks of wood in front of her husband. A man reportedly trying to protect his store with a sword was beaten senseless.Bad people exist. That’s why the vulnerable need police forces, which, for some perverse reason, progressives keep trying to disempower.With five months left until the election, Democrats are trying to capitalize on mayhem and disharmony to make President Trump look bad.But he is the avowed law-and-order president who vowed Saturday: "My administration will stop mob violence, and we’ll stop it cold."Just as the 1968 riots led voters who were worried about social disorder to choose Richard Nixon as president, the 2020 riots are likely to play in Trump’s favor.Pols’ slams at police shamefulFour NYPD cops were almost burned alive when a Molotov cocktail was thrown at their car over the weekend. Another officer was smashed in the face with a brick. On Saturday night alone, 33 cops were injured in pitched battles with anti-police protesters.NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan described it as "an organized attempt to attack police" with bottles, bricks, Molotov cocktails and brass knuckles.Considering the mortal danger they faced, the officers’ restraint was remarkable.At one point, when two police SUVs were surrounded by protesters trying to block their passage, cops decided not to be sitting ducks for another Molotov and gingerly drove though the mob.There were no reports of serious injuries, but that didn’t stop Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from demanding the cops be "brought to justice."Unlike in Minneapolis, the NYPD’s forceful action stopped the city from being ransacked and burned to the ground and probably saved lives.But instead of thanking them, Gov. Andrew Cuomo slams their behavior as "disturbing" and wants to investigate them.Shame.Cuo bro’s act is wearing thinIt took a pandemic for the CNN audience to cotton to the fact that Chris Cuomo is a vainglorious chump.Maybe it was the tone-deaf back-slapping routines with his brother, the "luv gov," that did it, with nary a mention of all the nursing-home deaths that could have been avoided.Or maybe it was his hypocrisy instructing viewers to wear masks while famously refusing to wear one himself when he actually was infected with COVID-19.Either way, Fredo lost 50 percent of his audience in the last two months. Now they know; it’s unlikely they’ll come back.(8) Antifa is behind the anarchy & destruction; infiltrates Black Lives Matter protestshttps://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/500764-why-its-likely-to-be-antifa-not-neo-nazis-behind-the-anarchy-in-americaWhy it's likely to be antifa, not neo-Nazis, behind the anarchy in America's streetsBY JAMES M. CASEY06/03/20 10:30 AM EDTViolence in U.S. streets in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has highlighted the Black Lives Matter movement, but how much do you know about two other groups — neo-Nazis and the anti-fascists known as antifa — who are reported to be involved in the riots spawned by Floyd’s encounter with police?Black Lives Matter largely began to protest violence committed against black Americans during encounters with police. Before Floyd, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Ill., Eric Garner in New York and Freddie Gray in Baltimore, among others, died from confrontations with police. The movement begun in 2013 now has 16 chapters across the U.S. and Canada — larger, perhaps, than most groups that people join. Since then, it has played a leading role in police-brutality protests but never has been accused as a group of fomenting the kind of violence, property damage and looting seen in recent days.Quite the opposite is true, however, of those other two groups — one on the extreme right, one on the extreme left — that have turned violence and mayhem into signature tactics.Neo-Nazis in the United States are a more formal "group," because one often can join an individual club. Formed worldwide in the aftermath of World War II, they have roots in white hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. Although the KKK still exists, other neo-Nazi groups such as the National Socialist Movement, the Aryan Brotherhood and the Hammerskins are more numerous and active today. The groups don’t work with each other, but they are not necessarily rivals. Before the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing in 1995, a number of state and local "militia groups" had elements of neo-Nazi philosophy, including their perceived superiority of white people and the need to rid the U.S. of minorities.After Oklahoma City, many militia groups largely faded into the background because their members decided they were opposed to the mass killing of innocents. Many neo-Nazi organizations that remained have structure, membership lists and hierarchies. They plan events and telegraph marches and rallies, often hoping to incite violence with counter-protesters and law enforcement by spewing hate-filled rhetoric and challenging the terms of what otherwise would be lawful First Amendment activities.Much of the violence we have witnessed over the past few days likely can be attributed to antifa. The name and their anti-fascist claim are newer than their ideology and violence. Antifa members are anarchists with a bent for socialism. Many may not know what they want so much as what they don’t want, such as the status quo, capitalism and private corporations. Their roots reach back to the 1970s when groups such as the Weather Underground and Black Panther Party rained down violence across the country.More recent anarchist activities by demonstrators who would come to be called antifa include the destruction of parts of Seattle while protesting the World Trade Organization’s meeting in 1999, the Animal Liberation Front/Earth Liberation Front (ALF/ELF) crimes during the 1990s and 2000s, and the Occupy Wall Street movements of 2011 to 2012.Formal membership in these groups does not exist, making it difficult for law enforcement to track their unlawful activities. Leaders are not well known, and they communicate via Signal and other encrypted platforms. Members are generally younger, in their late teens and early 20s, so the groups evolve quickly. The moniker "anti-fascist" came more into vogue after their appearance at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., where they clashed with right-wing protesters, resulting in at least three deaths and dozens of injuries. Antifa members claim a tenet of their ideology is opposing fascist groups such as neo-Nazis.Unless and until law enforcement assigns blame for all the violence across the country this week, nobody knows for sure who did what, though individuals may be arrested. Many of the tactics of violence we've witnessed are classic antifa methods, including vast destruction of businesses, covert organization and planning to facilitate transportation and logistics, and antifa symbols on clothing or spray-painted on buildings. These generally are not the tactics of neo-Nazis, whose ideology of hate is not conducive to joining a protest that began in response to the death of a black man. Neo-Nazis typically do not destroy commercial property as a tactic. Their tattoos, symbols and Confederate battle flags are recognizable and easily spotted. If this were a provocative "false flag operation" as some have speculated, that would be out of character, too. [...]Most likely, there are three agendas in play: The protesters who organized marches to voice their outrage over Floyd’s and other deaths; the looters and opportunists; and the anarchists who are rioting and causing most of the damage. These anarchists are highly indicative of groups that have engaged in similar tactics going back decades, for the most part separate and apart from neo-Nazi, white nationalists groups.James M. Casey was a law enforcement officer for 32 years, the last 25 with the FBI. He was assigned to the National Security Council in 2004-2005. From 1997 to 2003 he supervised an FBI squad in the Midwest that investigated militia, neo-Nazi and anarchist groups. He is the president of FCS Global Advisors, an investigative and crisis management firm.(9) Restoring order in the face of anarchy, Trump will win as De Gaulle did in 1968 - Conrad BlackPat Buchanan cites Nixon's victory in 1968 as a reaction to the riots of that year - Peter M.https://amgreatness.com/2020/06/01/trumps-greatest-challenge-now/Trump’s Greatest Challenge Now  Leadership in crises is preeminently what presidents do and the effectiveness of their responses to crises largely determines how they are evaluated in history.By Conrad BlackJune 1, 2020President Trump faces the greatest challenge of his very eventful life, and also an immense opportunity to silence his detractors. Not since Charles de Gaulle faced a prolonged general strike in France in 1968 has the leader of a large Western democracy faced something so closely approximating an insurrection as the situation President Trump faces now.Fortunately, as de Gaulle demonstrated, in such circumstances there is almost always overwhelming support for the legitimate government as long as it restores order with no more force than is necessary and in the impartial national interest.In May 1968, after a month of chaos, de Gaulle addressed the nation for less than five minutes. As he had calculated, by this time the avarice and prudence of the French bourgeoisie had asserted themselves and he won the greatest electoral victory in 175 years of Republican French history. The French take inexplicable pleasure in tearing up paving stones and hurling them at the police and engaging in general disorder and revolutionary sloganeering—but not for long.President Trump’s challenge is less complicated—apart from the declining but still lingering pandemic—as public opinion is almost unanimous in opposition both to police brutality and mob violence. He has a precious opportunity and absolute duty to speak for the whole nation and to act decisively.Virtually every single aware American is disgusted by the video of the Minneapolis policeman holding his knee on the neck of George Floyd for nearly 10 minutes, ignoring pleas from Floyd and advice from onlookers. At least 95 percent of Americans deplore the wanton violence, desecration, barbarity, and severe economic damage done mainly to minority small business owners, on the fraudulent pretext of protesting the apparent murder of Floyd, an African American, by a criminally insouciant white police officer grossly abusing his position.The president spoke eloquently from Cape Canaveral on Saturday, repeating his condemnation of Floyd’s death, before there was any reason to believe that violence would erupt on the scale that it has. The leaders and former leaders of liberal Democratic America were taken by surprise by the eruption of the violence. Their early spokesmen, including former President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) uttered the usual hackneyed platitudes and recriminations about Trump failing to unite the country and being somehow responsible for the homicide by a policeman in one of America’s liberal Democratic citadels (Minnesota).They did their best to incite the inference that Trump was indifferent to racism, and flirted with the usual Democratic bunk about systemic racism; at least 80 percent of white Americans strongly disapprove of racial discrimination. As rioting erupted, the earnest youthful Democratic mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, and his police chief abandoned a precinct building on Friday night and enabled the mob of hooligans who evidently had no more interest in the fate of George Floyd than they did in global warming, to trash the police station and burn down nearly 200 businesses. It was a shameful debacle.The rioting spread and intensified throughout the country, and the great majority of the violence occurred in cities governed by left-wing Democrats who obviously hadn’t the remotest idea either how virulent the nihilistic Left was in their communities nor how to instruct the police to contain and deter it.Joe Biden, for once, was considerably more astute than his former chief and issued a statement suitably deploring the murder of George Floyd but failing to imply, as Obama had, that the incident and police mistreatment of African-Americans generally lent any justification whatsoever to the havoc wrought in more than a score of American cities in succeeding days.Public opinion is overwhelmingly united on the issues involved and in its desire for clear leadership from the president. By Monday evening, he will have waited long enough for public impatience to ripen without waiting so long that he appears ineffectual.He may be expected to take the following steps:The president should offer the Armed Forces to enforce curfews and ensure the arrest and detention of all lawbreakers to all local governments that need them. President Eisenhower demonstrated how overwhelming the authority of professional soldiers is in times of civic disturbance when he had the 101st Airborne Division integrate Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas in 1957. President Trump should promise special compensation for those who lost their businesses or other important assets in the current violence. Since thousands of people have been taken into custody in the many cities where there have been disturbances, President Trump should ensure that those arrested are the hooligans rather than conscientious protesters. And those hooligans should be interrogated comprehensively so that all the organizers of Antifa and other subversive organizations are identified and can be brought to justice.His designation of Antifa as a terrorist organization is correct. For once, the tendency of American justice to convict virtually all accused people regardless of guilt may be relied upon to decapitate these sociopathic and seditious organizations and deter impressionable malcontents who might have been tempted to join or emulate them. The president would be correct to emphasize that the coronavirus shutdown has greatly contributed to the financial vulnerability of those victimized by the riots and has probably aggravated the level of discontent upon which the rioters fed for a time. The country was actively reopening anyway, and it would be appropriate for the president to recommend that that process be accelerated.Trump can acknowledge that the whole test and trace system which is being established and in which the Democrats have invested such high hopes for containing the COVID-19 threat is clearly unworkable and incapable of anything more than a marginal impact on the level of ultimate infection. Fortunately, only those with challenged immune systems are in serious danger, and even they face quite promising odds (only one in 800 of those over 65 perish from the virus in the United States.). The fatality rate for the 80 percent of young and middle-aged people who have been shut down for two months and shouldered such immense inconvenience is statistically insignificant (one in 13,000) and the sooner they return to their normal occupations the better.A national code of conduct for law enforcement officers including severe penalties for undoubted racist discrimination should be imposed and where it is not adopted voluntarily by states and municipalities the failure to accept this high standard of conduct should be publicized and fiscally penalized. All municipalities of 100,000 people or more should be financially assisted by the federal government in establishing riot control and deterrence systems that are a great deal more effective than the Keystone Cops bumbling that was much in evidence in many American cities this past week. If the president makes these points or similar ones—with no hint of partisanship, nor any self-praise—he will speak for a united country in hostility to police discrimination and brutality, to mob violence, and to undue delay in reviving the normal commerce and social interaction of all who were not vulnerable to the pandemic. And for the first time, he will have solid public opinion behind him.Leadership in crises is preeminently what presidents do and the effectiveness of their responses to crises largely determines how they are evaluated in history. President Trump is a good executive and has no fear of assuming responsibility for decisive action.This ghastly sequence of events has shaken the country and embarrassed it in the world—it is not true that there is systemic racism in the country. The United States has demonstrated convincingly that there is little prejudice against minorities. It must not allow the savagery of an unrepresentative fringe of violent troublemakers to demoralize it or distract or deter it from returning as quickly as possible to the full prosperity that is the best assurance of a contented society.The appalling Floyd killing must be used in a way that sharply reduces the likelihood of any such outrage occurring again. All this is now within the president’s grasp.(10) Project Veritas reporter infiltrates Portland Antifa cell, reveals their tacticshttps://www.theblaze.com/news/video-project-veritas-antifa-exposedJUNE 04, 2020Undercover Project Veritas video appears to expose Antifa's organized recruitment and training effort: 'Practice things like an eye gouge' 'We do not hesitate to either push back or incite some kind of violence'A new Project Veritas video appears to show the inner workings of an Antifa operation in Portland, Oregon, where recruits are trained on how to incite violence in order to "destroy" their enemies.In the video, an unidentified journalist who said he posed as an Antifa recruit detailed how the local outfit, Rose City Antifa, or RCA, reached out to him via ProtonMail, a free encrypted email service, to set up an interview and enroll him in a process toward becoming a "full-fledged" member.The process included an interview and a series of secret lectures at a local bookstore before opening hours, where recruits would be taught the tactics of the trade, the undercover reporter said."If you ruin their day, if you like heckle them ... make them feel like they look ridiculous, make them feel outnumbered, and therefore, their whole 'yay yay America Trump' thing is gonna go by the wayside," alleged Rose City Antifa lecturer Adam Rothstein said during one secretly recorded session."The whole goal of this, right, is to get out there and do dangerous things as safely as possible," another lecturer identified as "Ashes" said.Lecturer Nicholas Cifuni can be heard instructing recruits to "practice things like an eye gouge — it takes very little pressure to injure someone's eyes."The undercover journalist noted that RCA "[does] not hesitate to either push back or incite some kind of violence," adding that "in our classes and in our meetings ... we talk about weapons detail and what we carry."He also described RCA as "structured ... much like a company or like a business," adding that he suspects there are "outside funding, influence, or resources being used."The video identifies RCA's founder to be Caroline Victorin, whom the undercover journalist said moved to Sweden with her dual-citizen husband. He noted that this could be evidence of a European connection.In a statement over the weekend, Attorney General William Barr blamed far-left "Antifa-like" extremists for much of the violence that occurred across the country during protests over George Floyd's death."In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far-left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence," the attorney general said."Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda," he added.The undercover Project Veritas journalist said he feared he could be the subject of violence if he were to have his true identity revealed. ==https://thepostmillennial.com/project-veritas-expose-antifaProject Veritas goes undercover to expose the domestic terrorist tactics of antifaIn the footage, members of Rose City Antifa explain various strategies for inflicting street violence while concealing it from the public.Collin JonesThe Post Millennial4th June 2020James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has just released a shocking video documenting the violent nature of the domestic terrorist movement known as antifa in a documentary entitled "Expose Antifa."Antifa is a loose organization that has spread violence and mayhem throughout the country in the last week and a half amid the death of George Floyd.This is an expose that many people have been anticipating to see, as one of Project Veritas' own goes undercover as an antifa agent to see what the organization does and how they operate.In the footage, members of Rose City Antifa explain various strategies for inflicting street violence while concealing it from the public. "Police are going to be like: ‘Perfect, we can prosecute these [Antifa] f**kers, look how violent they are.’ And not that we [Antifa] aren’t, but we need to f**king hide that sh*t," one antifa member named Nicholas Cifuni said in the shocking video.In another clip, one of the leaders says that "the whole goal of this [antifa's efforts], right, is to get out there and do dangerous things as safely as possible."There was even mention of how to properly maim an enemy, where Cifuni says to "practice things like an eye gouge, it takes very little pressure to injure someone's eye."Just saw the new @Project_Veritas Antifa video and it gave me chillsI can’t wait for it to drop— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) June 4, 2020Andy Ngo took to Twitter today, revealing the identities of the key antifa players that are exposed in the Project Veritas video.In #ExposeAntifa, it is revealed that Caroline Victorin (née Gauld) is one of the founders of Rose City Antifa, the oldest known antifa organization in the US. With her Swedish husband, Johan Victorin,—who is also antifa—they helped import European antifa extremism model into US. pic.twitter.com/EPpMniKe23— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 4, 2020Ngo added another tweet, saying "we learn that Portland bartender, Nick Cifuni, led militancy training for #antifa recruits. He taught them how to hide weapons to avoid prosecution. Cifuni is connected to popular Portland bar Bit House Saloon."And in a third tweet Ngo says that "another extremist unmasked as one of the trainers for new antifa members & recruits in the #ExposeAntifa video is Portland-based radical activist, Adam Rothstein."The full footage can be viewed here:The previous documentary Project Veritas released was about exposing CBS News, where the network had staged a COVID-19 event in Michigan in early May as an effort to make it seem that there were more people sick than there really were.(11) Soros-funded GetUp! brings Black Lives Matter demos to AustraliaFrom: Larissa – GetUp! <info@getup.org.au> Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:42:46 +0000 (UTC) Subject: Black lives matterFriends, last night, with the help of other Aboriginal community members in Brisbane, I lit 433 candles.One for George Floyd (whose story I hope you already know), and 432 for every Aboriginal family who has lost loved ones here in custody or because of police brutality.Because black deaths in custody are not just a US problem. The over-incarceration of black people is not just a US problem. There is an ugly truth we must confront at home – this is a shared struggle.Despite the loss of 432 black lives, there has not been a single conviction for an Aboriginal death in custody in Australia.So I lit a candle for Aunty Tanya Day – a Yorta Yorta woman who died of a massive head trauma after just 4 hours in custody.1I lit a candle for Ms Dhu –  a Yamatji woman who died for an unpaid fine. Police claimed she was "faking" illness and she later died of a heart attack.2 Overwhelmingly Aboriginal people are 3 times more likely to be refused medical care than non-Indigneous people.I lit a candle for Mr Ward – who died when he was transported from a watchhouse after not having a train ticket.3We lit these candles because when Scott Morrison gets on the radio and declares "we don't want to import things that are happening overseas to Australia", he has absolutely no idea that something is already horribly wrong or just how much we have already lost."I can't breathe" were not just the final words of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis – they were among the final words of David Dungay Junior, a 26-year-old Dunghutti man who died from a choking restraint by prison officers in Long Bay prison in 2015.These words are a call to action — and the whole world is paying attention.In the US, in Canada, in France and Germany, and here at home, millions around the world are stepping up to demonstrate. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with black organisers and the communities they represent. For George Floyd. For every black death in custody. For every kid in detention. For the right to breathe.We are, all of us, fighting for the same future. A future free from racism, discrimination and state brutality.Please, add your name to the petition calling for an end to black deaths in custody in Australia.We cannot remain silent in the face of injustice.Yours in solidarity,Larissa, Amy, and Nicole for the GetUp teamLarissa is a Widjabul woman who leads First Nations Justice at Getup[1] Tanya Day inquest: coroner refers death in custody of Aboriginal woman for possible prosecution, The Guardian, 9 April 2020[2] Ms Dhu endured 'inhumane treatment' by police before death in custody – coroner, The Guardian, 16 December 2016 [3] 'Cooked' to death: Ten years after shocking death in custody, has anything changed?, NITV News, 31 January 2018GetUp is an independent, not-for-profit community campaigning group. We use new technology to empower Australians to have their say on important national issues. We receive no political party or government funding, and every campaign we run is entirely supported by voluntary donations.