Watching the FBI cover for what most sane people understand is a domestic terrorist group called “Antifa” is annoying. We are being gaslighted on the topic and at least one former FBI agent with counter-terrorism experience is speaking out again, out of concern for the United States of America.
“Antifa actually has a handbook entitled ‘Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,’ just like the al Qaeda manuals/handbooks found back in the 2000s,” Robyn Gritz, a former FBI agent told Just the News, recently for an article about FBI Director Christopher Wrey, who covers for Antifa.
Key Point: Everyone knows this is a group, except for the FBI. They even admit it. Check out the audiobook:
“Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in Europe during the 1920s and ’30s, the antifa movement has suddenly burst into the headlines amidst opposition to the Trump administration”
Gritz understands what Wrey doesn’t, and that is the organizing power of Antifa’s book. And the book is easy to find and referred to often on social media. Politicians have been photographed with it, and journalists have cited the book on numerous occasions, recall:
D.C. #antifa leader Joseph Alcoff is friends with "Antifa Handbook" author @Mark__Bray. Despite Bray's involvement in militant antifa work himself, he is interviewed in legacy liberal media as an authoritative, fair source on antifa. (He's not.) https://t.co/nVuxlIFlYm pic.twitter.com/GkrP68KZce
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) April 1, 2021
Even the left-leaning– New Yorker Magazine accepts that Antifa is a group with an ideology and that they have a handbook. Antifa is conveniently made up of a conspiracy of smaller groups, all with the same mission of violence. Yet, the FBI director in the United States tells Americans to keep ignoring the violent crime, thereby demanding that Americans can have no justice or solution to what they know is a problem.
In a recent article for Just The News, Aaron Kliegman wrote:
“FBI Director Christopher Wray’s assessment that the far-left antifa network is an ideology, not a group or an organization, is coming under fire this week after prosecutors in San Diego charged several self-described anti-fascists in connection with eight alleged assaults.”
Robyn Gritz, a former FBI agent, forwarded me a link to the article because she knows I follow her work, “Here is part of my latest discussion on Antifa,” she said.
I opened the link and looked for Gritz’s quotes.
From Just The News:
“The FBI and the Justice Department have been reluctant to treat antifa as an organized threat, viewing it as a decentralized, leaderless movement.”
“Many, like FBI Director Christopher Wray, have continued to say Antifa is not a group, but is an ideology,” said Robyn Gritz, a retired FBI special agent who worked in counterterrorism for several years. “However, Antifa actually has a handbook entitled ‘Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,’ just like the al Qaeda manuals/handbooks found back in the 2000s.”
I checked it out. “Good stuff,” I told her. “Is there anything to add?”
“I am going to have an article on the topic come out soon,” she told me.
Gritz is an excellent source on this- far better than Wrey, who she knows.
Gritz is a long-time expert on terrorism. The following bio is from a 2015 NPR article:
“Robyn Gritz spent 16 years at the FBI, where she investigated a series of major national security threats. But she says she got crosswise with her supervisors, who pushed her out and yanked her security clearance.
For the first time, she’s speaking out about her situation, warning about how the bureau treats women and the effects of a decade of fighting terrorism.
“Watching everything that’s going on in the world, how I had battled al-Qaida in Iraq, the Taliban … all my experience, all the time I had put in there, I’m selling lipstick and blush,” she said of leaving the FBI.
“When you’re fighting terror and you’re seeing buildings come down before you, you’re passionate and you’re emotional, and I think the American people want you to be that way when you’re fighting terror and keeping them safe,” said Gritz.
That passion fueled her to work weeks on end investigating the plane that crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11. And for years after, she devoted herself to national security cases that just kept coming. Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl disappeared in Pakistan. A former FBI agent, Robert Levinson, went missing in Iran. And then there were the al-Qaida leaders hiding overseas.
“I wanted to be in the middle of it,” she says. “And I wanted to be able to make a difference.”
Consider what the New Yorker reported, highlighting how liberals or Democrats know about Antifa and accept the violence:
“Many liberals who are broadly sympathetic to the goals of Antifa criticize the movement for its illiberal tactics.
In the latest issue of The Atlantic, Peter Beinart, citing a series of incidents in Portland, Oregon, writes, “The people preventing Republicans from safely assembling on the streets of Portland may consider themselves fierce opponents of the authoritarianism growing on the American right.
In truth, however, they are its unlikeliest allies.” (Beinart’s piece is headlined “The Rise of the Violent Left.”) According to Bray, though, Antifa activists believe that Fascists forfeit their rights to speak and assemble when they deny those same rights to others through violence and intimidation.”
>Part of Antifa’s mission is to establish, as Bray puts it, “the historical continuity between different eras of far-right violence and the many forms of collective self-defense that it has necessitated across the globe over the past century.” To this end, the first half of his book is a somewhat rushed history of anti-Fascist groups. The progenitors of Antifa, in this account, were the German and Italian leftists who, following the First World War, banded together to fight proto-Fascist gangs.
In Italy, these leftists gathered under the banner of Arditi del Popolo (“the People’s Daring Ones”), while in Weimar Germany, groups like Antifaschistische Aktion, from which Antifa takes its name, evolved from paramilitary factions of existing political parties.
Bray moves swiftly to the failure of anti-Fascists in the Spanish Civil War, then races through the second half of the twentieth century. In the late seventies, the punk and hardcore scenes became the primary sites of open conflict between leftists and neo-Nazis; that milieu prefigures much of the style and strategy now associated with the anti-Fascist movement.
THE FBI IS TOLERATING STREET GANGS WHO ARE DOMINATING POLITICS
Antifa through Nongovernment Organizations (NGOs) and nonprofits is an expert at creating political theater and getting their messaging onto Grassroots Marketing platforms, to be distributed by hordes of activists. These tactics have successfully taken over much of American society, in all of our institutions, at this point. They have been so successful on the left, they are now infiltrating the “right” with the same calls to violence.
From watching various groups of grassroots activists, they are finding some success by exploiting the outrages of grassroots groups, and just average Americans, on the right- who are upset about Critical Race Theory and Election fraud.But the FBI isn’t interested in all of that.
They can’t even do a simple Twitter search on the topic and find out what Americans are talking about.
No one told me there was an Antifa handbook!? pic.twitter.com/M0crsZaUSk
— Tiff•she/her 🍑 (@tisiphone_looms) June 4, 2021
GRITZ FOR FBI DIRECTOR!
Hopefully, Gritiz will continue to keep reminding Americans to look for simple clues about the threats America faces in our own country- and I call for her to take over Wrey’s position, so we can have some peace again.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Cultural Marxism, grassroots activism, music, IndyCar racing and political campaigns. @Saorsa1776