Antifa, a radical far-left group is under FBI investigation after it was discovered they had plotted to “stage an armed rebellion” and “disrupt U.S. law enforcement and military security operations at the US/Mexican border.”
News of the probe comes after the FBI has spent years placing greater emphasis on the threat of Antifa activities, with the director of the bureau, Christopher Wray, saying that the agency is looking into the ideology and individuals associated with the movement. However, according to a December FBI document obtained by the San Diego Union-Tribune, the agency is now tackling actual alleged plots of possible criminal activities that would affect U.S. homeland security.
The FBI report, which wasn’t posted online due to the fact that the investigation is still active, alleged that the anti-fascist activists were looking into buying firearms from a “Mexico-based cartel associate known as Cobra Commander” that would be used to “stage an armed rebellion at the border.” It also suggests that the Antifa terrorists “planned to disrupt U.S. law enforcement and military security operations at the US/Mexican border.”
The document was reportedly shared with multiple federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the CIA and the National Security Administration. Two law enforcement officials spoke to the Tribune, informing them that the investigation is still ongoing, but no one has been charged. The document that leaked, meanwhile, is an information report intended to be read only by law enforcement officials, though no security clearance is required.
“This is an information report, not finally evaluated intelligence,” the six-page report states, according to the newspaper. “Receiving agencies are requested not to take action based on this raw reporting without prior coordination with the FBI.”
Two individuals named in the report, Cobra Commander Ivan Riebeling and Evan Duke, say that the alleged plot was unlikely and doesn’t make much sense. “It doesn’t make any sense that someone in the United States would purchase guns in Mexico,” Riebeling told the Tribune. Obviously, these individuals would argue it doesn’t make sense in hopes of throwing investigators off their scent, however, when you consider the fact that guns purchased outside of the U.S. are much easier to acquire and significantly harder to trace, it makes perfect sense.
Recently, Antifa members in Portland, Oregon flooded the office of an attorney for the Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in an effort to instill fear in him and send a message. These extremists want to see ICE destroyed and have proven that they will stop at no length to ensure this happens, which supports the idea that they would plan an attack on the U.S./Mexico border.
The Antifa movement is comprised of a mixture of left-wing basement dwellers and militant anti-fascists who lash out against those who they don’t agree with. Their tactics include digital activism, property damage, physical violence, and harassment. They have garnered the support of many Democrats including Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.
After news broke of the FBI probe, CNN’s delusional Chris Cuomo defended the left-wing extremist group on his show, stating that he believes the group has a “good cause.” He then received pushback on his statement from Steve Cortes who appeared on Cuomo’s show.
“You can talk about Antifa. I’ve watched them in streets protesting in different situations, okay?” Cuomo said. “There are certainly aspects of them that are true to a cause, that is a good cause, they want social justice, they want whatever they want in that context … You tell me when that has ever happened with neo-Nazis, where they have ever been doing the right thing?” Cuomo continued.
This prompted a quick response from Cortes who took issue with Cuomo’s claims. “Chris, Antifa is not a good cause,” Cortes shot back. “Antifa does not have good aims. Antifa wants political power taken through force. That’s what Antifa is all about. I mean, they are the inheritors of Nazis and brown shirts.”
Antifa bears a startling resemblance to evil the political groups throughout history such as Hitler’s Nazis. If they continue down this path of increased violence, it could potentially spell trouble for anybody who isn’t part of their group.