ACLU says "A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act “dangerous to human life” that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping."
Declaring or not, the group has been committing terrorist activities around the world. Repeatedly causing property and bodily damage is considered terrorism. Those financing and/or physically supporting groups committing terrorist activities are braking many state and federal laws. Many laws were legislated and enforced in the '60s and '70s to control gang and drug related crimes.
It's an unfortunately necessary step. It's necessary because, if you carefully watch videos of riots you'll see people circulating through the crowd--instigating and raising tension levels.
Their history of targeted violence is making this a necessary step.
It's unfortunate because this option can now be applied to any group the government does not like.
“What could go Wrong”?
It walks like a Duck, it quacks like a Duck.
I think a lot of people who somehow have “joined” AntiFa because ... well, its “Cool” are likely to find that there are consequences to being naively stupid.
I think they’re about to find their funding disappearing.
I imagine that a terrorist designation opens a whole new toolbox of charge and investigation potential. I anticipate an effort to establish evidence of a financial path to Soros and efforts to freeze/seize assets. Also exposes them to federal charges.
It seems obvious all that could go wrong and might go wrong: accelerated violence and unrest and if worse come to worst, civil war, as some are already predicting. But I think we also need to consider what could and might go right: the rest of the world seeing the commander-in-chief of the greatest military on the planet being strong and decisive in the face of insurrection.
I think people need to understand that the President isn’t being weak if he has to go to a bunker. The secret service are no joke. If you don’t go quietly they will take him kicking and screaming. It is their job to keep him safe. I’ve seen this guy , he doesn’t sit down easily so he is probably chomping at the buy wanting to go out and speak but there’s protocol. He rarely makes statement in the Oval Office which is probably why we aren’t seeing him. There’s an Oval Office like room in the bunker. He uses that room for special reasons. I just know that if they even try to break the fortress, they won’t see daylight. Secret service are not police officers. They do not have the same rules. They are there to take anyone down that even tries to get through. They don’t have rifles. These are armed people that have automatic rifles and great range. Snipers all over the grounds. I hope for their sake they stop the madness before it becomes a fireworks show.
I have a lot to say about this.
The rise in leftwing extremism from censorship to violence has been due to to main causes. 1 The lack of consequences and 2, the failure of those on the right to get to grips with it. Even terms like homophobia should not be tolerated in civil debate.
Antifa was shut down real fast in the UK by the police who had over 40 years of dealing with violent quasi-organisations, ie football hooligan gangs, this is before you get to the Ulster/Irish paramilitaries.
The USA seems slow out f the traps when it comes to these groups and tactics, The first amendment for all its good does not or should not cover insighting violence racial or otherwise by the media and others. If laws about race baiting exist they to should be used.
If this is used to lift the lid on the authoritarian left then they need to follow all the trails, to the media and academia and not be shy in arresting and charging people involved, again consequences.
Ex UK Army,when attatched to UN in Cyprus it was the 20 year anniversary and we were on Riot control in the Buffer Zone.
The People didn't realise we were there to protect them and stop them from getting to close to the Turkish side where they would happily fire at them.
Kinda like the Police and Army around the White House.If those demonstraters get through, they will be fired upon.
George Soros (and other members of his family) is a terrorist. No different from Osama Bin Laden. He needs to be captured or, even better, killed in a military operation--just like Bin Laden was.
He has certainly done MORE damage to society than Bin Laden.
It's time for a joint military task force to put him, and his organization, IN THE GROUND.
I'm very surprised that it hasn't been done yet--or at least attempted.
I have reservations only because it will start a tit-for-tat between protest groups. Pretty soon, ALL protesters will be considered "terrorists", allowing for the outright ban of protests "due to their danger to human life".
Let's not go down that road of censorship, banning and outlawing, inevitably leading to authoritarianism