Wayne Madsen Report

June 1-2, 2020 -- SPECIAL REPORT. Trump orders any group opposed to fascism and Nazism to be a designated as a terrorist organization
Arson and looting is Trump's version of the Nazi Reichstag Fire, which was used by the Nazis to scrap Weimar Germany's democracy.

Intelligence data collected from regional data fusion centers around the United States revealed that thousands of far-right extremists associated with the pro-Trump Proud Boys, Qanon, Atomwaffen, Boogaloo Bois and its associated Big Igloo Bois, Alex Jones's InfoWars, the Three Percenter (III%) militia, and other neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups, many armed, were on the move following the outbreak of protests over the police death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers. These right-wing groups are known collectively as "accelerationists," or those who want to accelerate a race war and white nationalist coup d'état against America's democracy. Facebook has allowed these groups to coordinate their activities and even promote on-line weapons sales.

Donald Trump declared in a tweet that he was declaring antifa, which is not an organization, as proffered by the ignorati media, including the Associated Press, Reuters, and others, but a portmanteau combining the words anti and fascist. In other words, Trump intends to formally declare an adjective, antifa, as a terrorist organization.

Trump's tweet came after Attorney General William Barr stated that “violent radical agitators,” in which he included the adjective "antifa," were resorting to terrorism in conducting looting, arson, and other vandalism in cities around the nation. In fact, there is more than ample photographic and video evidence that far-right groups, all of which are pro-Trump, dressed up as anarchists and committing "false flag" acts of vandalism. These fake anarchists then mixed in with peaceful protesters to use them as "human shields" in protection against police and National Guard.

The intelligence on outside agitators conducting vandalism, arson, and looting in cities appears to be coming from data fusion centers established with the support of the Department of Homeland Security in the years immediately following the 9/11 attack. Based on the fact that local and state officials are confused at times about the number and type of outside agitators coming into their areas of responsibility, the data fusion centers may be purposely limiting the amount of intelligence data being provided to the local and state authorities. Federal interference in data fusion intelligence distribution came after Barr announced that he had directed the FBI to instruct its regional joint terrorism task forces to “identify criminal organizers." However, it is certain that the FBI has only been authorized to identify "left wing" groups associated with the non-existent "antifa."

Those who have been given limited fusion center intelligence on the outside right-wing groups include Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, who stated that some 80 percent of rioters in Minnesota were from out-of-state. This charge was repeated by John Harrington, the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. He added that of some 40 arrests across St. Paul and Minneapolis on the night of May 30, some of those taken into custody had been linked to white supremacist groups and organized crime. Of course, when it comes to certain white motorcycle gangs, the appellations white supremacist and organize crime can be doubly applied. Lt. Bob Kroll, who leads the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, is not only an avid Trump supporter but wears a gang-like motorcycle jacket with a white supremacist patch sewn onto it. In Long Beach and Santa Monica, white vandals appeared to have been providing smoke bomb cover for organized criminals to pilfer stores of merchandise, including expensive jewelry. This occurred at Pike Outlets in Long Beach and the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

Minnesota is served by the fusion center known as the Minnesota Joint Analysis Center (MNJAC) in Minneapolis. MNJAC is part of the Minnesota bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Rich O'Connor, the mayor of Hudson, Wisconsin, cited MNJAC intelligence warning that 70,000 to 75,000 "agitators" were traveling to Minneapolis-St. Paul to infiltrate protest demonstrations. O'Connor sent a letter to Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers for National Guard troops, since he feared that many of tha agitators planned to travel through Hudson en route to Minnesota. The MNJAC intelligence stated that the agitators were traveling from "Kansas City, Chicago, Ohio and other parts of the country to the Twin Cities."

Walz's contention about outside right-wing groups has been echoed by Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, and Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. De Blasio stated that many of those committing acts of violence in his city were from “out of town,” “not from communities of color,” and possess a “warped ideology” that includes as doctrine “harming working people who are police officers.” De Blasio's description fits that of the far-right Boogaloo movement to a tee. Boogaloo uses several codes, including "boogaloo" to describe their planned civil war, for which they have also assigned code names like "boog,” “big igloo,” and “boojihadeen."

Frey said of the rioters, "They are coming largely from outside the city, outside the region to prey on everything we have built." Carfter said that white nationalist vandals were caught throwing incendiary devices and then running behind legitimate protesters to “use them as a human shield.”

Walz said that just prior to his state deploying National Guard forces to quell rioting in Minneapolis and St. Paul, the state's computer systems were hit with a well-coordinated denial of service cyber-attack. He added, "That’s not somebody sitting in their basement. That’s pretty sophisticated.”

CNN reported on the receipt of intelligence by Minnesota authorities on the right-wing groups. The network reported, "authorities have been monitoring alleged criminals online, including postings by suspected white supremacists trying to incite violence."

Trump, Barr, and others have established a false narrative that the arsonists, looters, and vandals belong to "antifa" and they will stop at nothing to maintain the charade.

Moreover, in many cases, police have stood aside to permit far-right agents provocateurs to smash the windows of businesses, while these same provocateurs were urging protesters to loot at will. This scenario was certainly the case with a white baclava-wearing man smashing the windows of the CNN Center in Atlanta and then standing aside as others entered the lobby. The attack on CNN in Atlanta coincided with the arrest by white Minnesota State Patrol officers in Minneapolis of a four-man CNN news crew while they were live on the air. On May 30, Trump, who is the man behind the curtain in stoking street violence and vandalism in the United States, seemed to relish the attack on CNN headquarters when he tweeted, "In an ironic twist of fate, CNN HQ is being attacked by the very riots they promoted as noble & just.” For the record, CNN did not promote any rioting.

In Austin, a crew from InfoWars filmed a homeless man's belongings being burned in an egregious provocateur case. The homeless man is seen shouting directly at the InfoWars cameraman for burning his mattress and other personal effects. Alex Jones has long promoted acts of violence only to deny responsibility later. His InfoWars operation also has suspicious links to certain foreign governments believed to be promoting current civil unrest in the United States.

One of the most notorious white provocateur has become known as the Minneapolis AutoZone umbrella man. On May 29, he was seen wearing a full face mask and carrying a black umbrella and a hammer. The umbrella man began to casually bust out the windows of an AutoZone store with his hammer. Legitimate protesters were overheard shouting at the man, "Are you a fucking cop?”

Whites were also seen spray painting "ACAB" on police cars and buildings in various cities. ACAB, an acronym for "all cops are bastards, is a favorite term used by white supremacist skinheads.

All of the vandals and looters seen smashing and looting high-end stores along Chicago's Michigan Avenue, also known as the Miracle Mile, were identified as white. Among the businesses looted was an Apple Store. A Black Lives Matter protester in Minneapolis was attacked with a wrench when he tried to physically prevent a white provocateur from breaking into a Speedway convenience store at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis. A black protester admonished a group of whites who were attempting to pass out bricks to black men from their automobile. WMR has been unable to identify the license plate on the vehicle used by the white provocateurs.

In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mayor Danene Sorace said a group of armed white men pelted Lancaster police with rocks and bottles during a peaceful demonstration on May 31. The Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PACIC) in Harrisburg are currently trying to identify the 5 to 15 white nationalist agitators who started the violence.

Denver police seized assault weapons from the white supremacist Boogaloo Bois during a vehicle search at a May 31 protest in downtown Denver. Some of the weapons were owned by Chevy McGee, 20, of Fort Collins. The same gang showed up at a recent anti-lockdown ReOpen Colorado protest at the State Capitol in Denver. Other Boogaloo Boi extremists were spotted at a Black Lives Matter protest in Salt Lake City. Another protester in Salt Lake City was seen with an "88" symbol used by neo-Nazis.

On May 31, Trump re-tweeted with one word, "STRENGTH!" a tweet from the fringe right-wing cult Qanon. The Qanon tweet from a Q activist named "Sean Cordicon," stated: "We knew this moment would arrive. We are the calm before, during & after the storm. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we will have to face the final demand -- the Ultimatum. And then what then? - Reagan." Qanon advocates executing or imprisoning top Democrats, something Qanon refers to as "The Storm." Trump has subscribed to a group that has witnessed its adherents charged with two homicides, a terrorist incident, and two child abduction criminal conspiracies, in addition to several other crimes.

Whites in Los Angeles were seen looting a Nordstrom's department store.

In downtown Los Angeles, police stood by as they witnessed a white woman spray painting a commercial building. When asked why they allowed the women to vandalize the building, the police claimed she was allowed because she owned the entire building.

Whites were also filmed looting a Van's store, along with others, including a Nike store, along Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City. A Bass Pro Shop in Atlantic City was also targeted by white looters. Bass Pro Shops also happen to sell guns and ammunition, a prize for white nationalists and their accelerationist agenda.

In Madison, Wisconsin, two white women were videotaped vandalizing store fronts on State Street. One of the two women, who is from Waukesha, Wisconsin, uses the Twitter handle "@GabbyKokesh."

Whites were also seen smashing through the windows of a Five Guys in Eugene, Oregon. Other white provocateurs, all dressed in black, were witnessed committing similar arson and vandalism around Oakland, California. White provocateurs in Oakland broke into a Chase Bank and a Walgreen's and started fires. The same situation played out in Washington, DC, where whites broken into the lobby of the AFL-CIO headquarters, located two blocks from the White House, and set fires. The DC Fire Department initially failed to respond to the fires.

Black protesters detained one white vandal in downtown Washington, but when they attempted to turn him over to the custody of Washington Metropolitan Police across the street, the black protesters were almost arrested for doing the work the police should have done.

The following was from an eyewitness at Bellevue Square, a mall in Bellevue, Washington: "Bellevue Mall is being looted. I watched it unfold. Well-organized white men with walkie-talkies broke windows and breached the mall. Others went in and took stuff. By the time the media arrived, the only thing they saw was the taking of stuff. They did not see who started it."

Vandalism of CNN Headquarters and that of the AFL-CIO, which recently endorsed Joe Biden for president, offer up a pattern of attacks that the right-wing and Trump would favor. The reason for the inattention of the DC Fire Department to the arson blaze at the AFL-CIO headquarters might be explained by the presence of a black Ford SUV with three white male passengers dressed in all black and described as looking like law enforcement officers but one of whom falsely claimed they were with CNN. The vehicle was parked across 16th Street between the AFL-CIO and St. John's Episcopal Church. The Ford Expedition King Ranch EL/XLT EL SUV had DC plates C-78782. White provocateurs are also suspected of burning down a uniformed Secret Service guardhouse just off Lafayette Park, across from the White House.

The same scenarios with right-wing white agitators, vandals, and looters played out in Nashville, Seattle, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Miami, Rochester, Charlotte, Denver, Columbus, and Portland, Oregon. In Los Angeles, a black woman protester chastised two non-white woman spray painting "BLM," for "Black Lives Matter," on a Starbuck's at the downtown Farmer's Market. The black protester yelled at the two white woman, "Ya’ll doing that for us and we didn’t ask you to do that . . . Listen — don’t spray stuff out here when they’re gonna blame black people for this and black people didn’t do it.” As the white woman walked away, the black woman protester, who filmed the event, yelled, "They gonna blame that on us! Ya’ll are part of the problem!”

A white man, Wesley Somers, 25, was arrested for an arson attack on the Historic Courthouse, which also houses City Hall, in downtown Nashville. Vandals, reported to have been primarily white, damaged some 30 businesses along Broadway in downtown Nashville.

White protesters who set off firecrackers also taunted San Francisco Mayor London Breed, an African-American, at her private residence. Pittsburgh Police arrested a white man, Brian Jordan Bartels, 20 of Shaler, Pennsylvania, for "breaking the windows out of a marked Pittsburgh Police vehicle Uptown, against the wishes of peaceful protesters who tried to stop him."

A white provocateur in Pittsburgh attempted to assault a KDKA-TV cameraman. A black female protester threw herself between the white assaulter and the cameraman, also white. In Harrisburg, Mayor Eric Papenfuse said a white woman marred a peaceful protest when she "shattered a police vehicle windshield with a pole and punched an officer in the face before disappearing into the crowd."

White provocateurs were also identified breaking through the doors and windows of a Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) store near the Santa Monica Pier. An organized looting attack on stores in Walnut Creek, California was also reported. Among the stores vandalized and looted were Ray-Bans, Victoria's Secret, H&M, Macy's, Banana Republic, and The Gap.

One so-called "anarchist" in Portland, Oregon, was photographed displaying the "white power" hands sign. These false flag provocateurs are of special interest to the Terrorism Fusion Center in Salem, Oregon, also called TITAN. These groups are also being tracked by the Washington Joint Analysis Center (WAJAC) in Seattle; the Northern California Regional Terrorism Threat Analysis center (RTTAC) in San Francisco; the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRTC) in Los Angeles; and the State Terrorism threat Assessment Center in Sacramento. As with MNJAC and the Wisconsin Statewide intelligence Center in Madison and the North Dakota Homeland Security Fusion Center in Bismarck, the Pacific Coast fusion centers routinely share intelligence.

In Baltimore, a black protest organizer pleaded with a group of white provocateurs not to throw incendiary devices at a downtown building. In Minneapolis, whites were photographed smashing the entrance of a police station. No blacks participated in the incident.

Trump has made it a point of declaring the press to be "the enemy of the people" and the attacks by police on members of the media built into a contagion around the country of police shooting tear gas, pepper balls, and rubber bullets directly at reporters who were clearly identifiable as credentialed press. Several police officers were also seen flashing "white power" hand gestures with cameras catching their displays of racism.

In Minneapolis, white National Guardsmen fired paint balls and other non-lethal ammunition at residents who were standing on their porch. The guardsmen yelled "light them up" as projectiles were fired at people on their own property. The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) reported the findings contained in a 2006 partly-redacted FBI bulletin. PBS reported Ithat "the FBI detailed the threat of white nationalists and skinheads infiltrating police in order to disrupt investigations against fellow members and recruit other supremacists. The bulletin was released during a period of scandal for many law enforcement agencies throughout the country, including a neo-Nazi gang formed by members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who harassed black and Latino communities. Similar investigations revealed officers and entire agencies with hate group ties in Illinois, Ohio and Texas."

During the recent protests, a white New York Police Department officer was photographed smiling as he flashed the "white power" hand signal on Times Square. In a June 1 phone call with the nation's governors, Trump lambasted them for being too easy on the looters and vandals, urging them to "dominate" the rioters. Trump recently tweeted, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts!” Trump was using a quote from a notorious 1960s era Miami segregationist police chief named Walter Headley, who believed that black criminals had infiltrated the civil rights movement. One governor, J.B. Pritzker of Illinois, pushed back during the phone call, telling Trump his "inflammatory" rhetoric was exacerbating tensions.

From the actions of Trump and his fascist and anti-democratic base, it is clear that the time to remove Trump from office in any way possible has passed.


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