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SHARK

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« on: August 28, 2020, 06:37:46 PM »
Greetings!

Here in this video, Matt Walsh of the Daiy Wire discusses rioters, who they are, why they riot, and the huge disconnect between them and hard-working, productive citizens. He describes a kind of class war--not between poor and rich, but between non-productive and productive people. Very interesting discussion. He also has numerous video clips of BLM leaders, and additional topics.

Semper Fidelis,

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 08:39:50 PM »
Found a pretty interesting take on the tactics used by Antifa and ways to counteract them.

Contextual Insurgency: Lessons From a Week Observing Portland Black Bloc

Quote from: E. Smith, Contextual Insurgency: Lessons From a Week Observing Portland Black Bloc


Civil unrest roils the city of Portland for 86 straight days with no indication of stopping. Violent clashes between various radical left groups (including antifa) and local law enforcement began soon after the death of George Floyd. When federal agencies interceded to protect federal facilities and employees, the federal courthouse became a nightly target.

Contrary to media claims, the situation in Portland has continued despite efforts by federal law enforcement to deescalate and get state and local authorities to take responsibility. Antifa and its allies have subsequently shifted targets from the federal courthouse to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB).

This article examines an ongoing effort by a complex, distributed antifa network to conduct a "dilemma action," intended to target the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) based on several days of open-source research and direct observation.

Put simply a dilemma action is a strategy using carefully-targeted types and degrees of civil disobedience to cause security forces to either concede the space and thus exhibit weakness, or respond in a manner that appears disproportionate and evokes negative sentiments in the population. (Sorensen, 2013)

Civil disobedience for a dilemma action is usually characterized as "non-violent." but it must be remembered that within radical left organizing circles property damage by itself is considered non-violent by definition. Portland protests in particular have been marked by a nightly damage toll heavily biased towards law enforcement and government property and buildings.

The course of the nightly action against the PPB followed a fairly predictable pattern: a contingent of notional BLM protesters rendezvoused with a group of antifa black bloc at a public park close to their objective. As they moved towards the police building which was their target, "corkers" -a sort of bicycle-mounted blocking force- closed off side streets and the scouting line -typically on mopeds- moved ahead and on the flanks. Behind them came the main contingent of black bloc. Upon arrival at the PPB the streets were blocked with vehicles and burning dumpsters, with the "corkers" stationed to direct traffic away from the action and the scouts setting up a picket line extending out several blocks, watching for police reinforcements and creating the strong impression of antifa control of territory.

The black bloc then engaged in an steadily-escalating level of vandalism and property damage directed at their target, including unguarded police vehicles parked nearby. If uninterrupted, this quickly escalated to arson and serious destruction to the facilities.

By this point the scouting line often detected the flanking lines of riot police and a riot was formally been declared. Blocs armed with shields deployed defensively to allow time for the rest of the rioters to disengage. These "shield walls" provided a tempting target for a police "bull rush", video of which can then be used for propaganda purposes. Behind the shield wall other bloc members threw commercial fireworks, frozen water bottles, and paint-filled balloons. The paint balloons are often mixed with sand or abrasive material that scratches clear shields and visors when cleaning is attempted damaging expensive riot suppression equipment. Meanwhile the main element of the antifa black bloc continued to retreat into bordering residential areas.

Antifa chooses the residential areas for specific reasons. As the police deploy flashbangs, tear gas, and assorted non-lethal munitions in order to control the ongoing riot, the disruptive effects are experienced by the local residents. Additionally, as the action moved further into the poorly-lit neighborhoods, small groups of rioters and black bloc would break off to either escape, or engage in vandalism against the original PPB target (if left unguarded) or other nearby targets of opportunity.

The action concluded at some point in the early morning hours, usually 4-5 hours after the assembly in the designated park. The location was almost always shifted to a different location every night, very rarely going to the same location on successive nights. This means it's rare for the same location to be targeted more than twice in one week.

In the days following the action, antifa-affiliated medic collectives canvased the affected neighborhoods, passed out hand sanitizer, basic medical equipment, and flyers with tips on how to respond to tear gas exposure and ways to minimize contamination during the action. These efforts aimed at direct community engagement –combined with traffic blockades and attempts to move community members away from the action as well as the images of alleged "police brutality" published by a sympathetic press- seeks to drive home the claim that the police are an invading force and the real source of tension and unrest.

The dilemma action put the police in a conundrum: police have a responsibility to enforce order and control space, so doing nothing and allowing antifa to occupy and destroy property causes them to appear weak and ineffectual, thus inciting further acts against police. If they appear to respond too aggressively however -or intercept the march before it reaches its location, giving grounds for claims of a first amendment violation- they risk facing allegations of being tyrannical and overbearing.

It is best to think of the ongoing situation in Portland not as a series of otherwise conventional riots, but rather as an insurgency taking place between dueling narratives. Antifa seeks to displace police and steal for itself the mantle of "community defense," while pinning upon the police the blame for disruption they themselves have caused.  The ultimately successful party will be the one that consistently pressures their opponent into playing the assigned role as "the bad guys."

To avoid falling for the dilemma action, law enforcement may wish to consider the following:

1) Avoid interdiction or extended pursuits into residential areas and try to keep the rioters contained within commercial districts and on main thoroughfares. While there is some risk of increased vandalism to local businesses; this disruption will be more readily laid at the feet of the rioters. Once the nightly target and perimeter is controlled and antifa is pushed from the vicinity, a defensive posture may prove to be the wiser course. This avoids the disruption to community life antifa seeks to provoke by forcing law enforcement to engage in residential areas.

2) Alternatively, a limited, controlled push into residential areas may also work to balance community disruption with effective tactics. The rioters currently are focusing their vandalism and acts of physical destruction on a narrow list of targets located in largely suburban areas outside of the city center, however the residential areas themselves are not a target. Once the rioters have been physically separated from their objective and pushed into the neighborhood, consider halting the pursuit and focusing on ranged munitions to maintain sufficient distance. The goal should be to minimize physical contact, tear gas, and flash bang deployment in residential areas while frustrating antifa's desire to vandalize government facilities and provoke subjectively disproportionate police use of force.

3) Use ranged riot control devices (such as pepper balls and impact munitions) sooner but in targeted fashion. Aim to disrupt early vandalism without engaging the larger crowd with direct force. Antifa counts on getting dramatic video of police resorting to physical force to disrupt their blocs.

4) Consider traffic cordons outside the antifa perimeter. Minimize the general public's exposure to antifa traffic blockades, and prevent antifa and BLM from creating the impression -through checkpoints and road blocks- that they are the true authority. Additionally, road blocks have been a repeated source of conflict as rioters have repeatedly used overwhelming violence against resistant drivers.

While police departments rarely expect to be loved by the population of the cities they serve, recent history has shown that support falling below certain levels risks a real loss of legitimacy, funding, and autonomy. The police are the real target in these latest actions, and their center of gravity is their relationship with their community and local government.

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2020, 08:11:56 AM »
Quick question: who here has watched the short documentary 'Seattle Is Dying'?

One of the reasons these idiots survive is by relying on the 'civilized' responses of others. Joe Normie calls the cops, he doesn't talk to his neighbors and organize a molotov cocktail party for the anarchist encampment next door...

Yet.

Something that struck me about the shantytowns and tent cities of homeless depicted in the aforementioned documentary: how easy it would be to cruise through them, setting them aflame. Same principle applies to antifa shantytowns. How long till the reaction is to simply burn them out like an unwanted ant nest?

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 08:32:53 AM »
Shark,  

Trump is viewed as "divisive" because he tells the spoiled brats, "No".  He's not "divisive". He's just not afraid of confrontation when the time and place is right.  He will threaten to stop the care if you keep this up.  And if you keep it up, he'll stop.

He's "divisive" the same way a Mom that tells a screaming 2-year old in a store, "No," is divisive.  She hurts the feelings of the idiots whose fragile psyche can't handle the idea of "No".

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 12:27:43 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 04:53:59 AM »
I suspect the best way to deal with AntiFart is for the Portland police to get the "blue flu" for few days, maybe a week. I don't see the people and businesses of Portland storming City Hall demanding their city be saved, so maybe the majority of Portland are happy with the situation.

Or maybe, the "blue flu" is what's needed for the Mushy Middle to wake the fuck up.


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Quick question: who here has watched the short documentary 'Seattle Is Dying'?


You mean this one? It's well done, and that was filmed almost 2 years ago.