The US Federal Bureau of Investigation defines domestic terrorism as “the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States or Puerto Rico without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives.”
The situation in Portland involves (1) the use of kidnappings, assault and threats (2) by the US Department of Homeland Security and the President of the United States (3) operating in a US city (4) and committed against non-violent demonstrators (5) to intimidate and coerce (6) “liberal democrat” leaders and a segment of the civilian population (7) in furtherance of “jailing” people because they are “anarchists,” and discrediting “democrat” leaders.
How is the FBI’s definition not relevant?
Is anyone talking about this?
Trump is desperate. Things will only get worse.
I’m afraid you are right. Literally afraid….
You’ve nailed it. All I can say is “Lock him up!”
Good luck to us. Chicago, Kansas City, Seattle are next….
The narcissistic madman occupying our White House (and his henchmen/women) are so far over the line I believe we’re just a whisker away from Nazi Germany in the late 1930’s. Do I need to practice the goose-step and how to say “Jawohl mein herr!”?
Yes, hoping things improve before they begin spiraling out of control….
When I was backpacking through Latin America in my 20s, during the “Dirty War” in Argentina, I was ordered into an unmarked car by men in black with submachine guns. I did not know who they were, but had no choice. Fortunately I survived, and when I read about Portland, it brought back those memories. I checked with my college roommate, who lives in Portland, and she said everything was normal, nobody was afraid, until the Feds arrived.
That must have been terrifying Wendy! Yes, it seems like the feds are deliberately creating chaos and a sense of fear, which is the very definition of terrorism.
A very disturbing and dangerous development.