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Antifa is a terrorist group in the blood-soaked Bolshevik tradition

Left wing terrorism has been part of Europe and the United States since before most people had ever heard of the word ‘jihad’.

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Long before most people in Europe or North America were familiar with the word ‘jihad’, left-wing terrorism ravaged much of Western Europe.

Groups like West Germany’s Red Army Faction/Baader-Meinhof Gang, America’s Symbionese Liberation Army, Italy’s Red Brigades, Spain’s First of October Anti-Fascist Resistance Groups, Portugal’s FP-25, Action Directe in France and the IRA in Britain were left wing terrorist groups who committed numerous atrocities including targeted killings, bombings, kidnappings and torture on a wide scale.

At a time when most people correctly thought of Mosques as places of peace and holiness, these far-left groups put fear into the hearts of many in the west throughout the 1970s, 1980s and in some cases into the 1990s and beyond.

The violence of these groups should not be surprising. Violence is part and parcel of extreme left-wing militant politics.

The Bolsheviks were able to conquer the great Russian Tsardom not through the powers of persuasion as the left would like many to believe, but through a campaign of total terrorism. Civilians were massacred, women were raped by the hundreds, the legitimate leader of Russia was executed next to his family including his young children, priests were slaughtered, places of worship destroyed.

Even the hardliner Marxist thinker Karl Kautsky called the Bolsheviks terrorists and condemned their atrocities. Some estimate that the Bolsheviks killed 1.5 million people, mostly Russians, during their early reign of terror.

Of course the far-right are also killers, fascism remains the most wicked blood-soaked ideology the world has known and there is nothing I personally decry more than the far-right fascists who are currently in control of the Ukrainian regime and who have a large presence in much of Eastern Europe including and especially in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

Russia was never a country bewitched by nor in love with communism. Russia was a country of proud patriots and remains so today. It was these patriots who won the Great Patriotic War against Hitler’s fascism. I support the Soviet Union and decry the Communist Party of the Soviet Union that destroyed that great state in 1991. I equally decry the Communists who destroyed the great Russian Empire in 1917. Many Russians loved the Soviet Union not because of but in spite of Communism.

In this sense Communism destroyed the Russian state twice, whereas fascism only destroyed Europe once in a formal sense.

This is not to say that fascists are not once again trying to destroy the Russian state, they very much are but this time it is deeply unlikely that they will succeed. They are thankfully losing the battle against the heroic Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics who stand as the anti-fascist bulwarks against far-right aggression.

But whereas Eastern Europe and Russians historic borderlands are teaming with fascism, the problem in western Europe and North America is now as it  has been through much of the later half of the 20th century, left-wing terrorism that has forged a strange alliance with Salafist ideology.

The group Antifaschistische Aktion, better known as Antifa openly advocates and practices political violence against peaceful demonstrators and even those who are not engaged in any demonstrable political action. In this sense Antifa is the new Baader-Meinhof Gang–the new IRA.

The Liberal Democratic Party of Russia has recently condemned any and all forms of political violence. When will western leaders do the same?

Perhaps it is not surprising that they do not. It is western leaders who funded al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda clone groups in 2011 during the illegal war against the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. It is western governments that continue to fund, arm and train Salafist/Wahhabist terrorists in Syrian Arab Republic and it is the western backed Israel which continues to exercise a policy of violence and aggression against secular Arab governments, including and especially that of Palestine, but also of course Syria. In Syria, Israel is on the same side as the terrorist group Hamas.

Why then should it surprise people that western leaders are totally complicit in the funding of violent left-wing groups by the well-known mega-rich fifth columnist George Soros?

Why should it surprise people that Hezbollah which is a legitimate political party in Lebanon whose votes are only increasing is named as a terrorist group by the United States (though not by Russia or China and most of the wider multi-polar world) while Antifa who actually commit acts of unprovoked violence against western citizens in western countries is not named as such?

The dots are easy enough to connect, but the fact remains that there is a supreme awkwardness in the fact that Antifa, who are mostly secular terrorists are now on the same side as the blood-soaked jihadists and also on the same side as right wing Zionist aggressors.

It is even more surreal that in attacking people who have been brainwashed by the liberal mainstream media into falsely equating peaceful, holy Islam with jihadism are actually proving an important point that left-wing terrorists have statistically killed and harmed more people and property in the west than any jihadist group has done to date or is likely to do.

I for one do not agree with people like Milo Yiannopoulos when they say that Islam is tantamount to Salafism. Indeed, secular, mainstream Muslims, both Shia’s and Sunni (though increasingly Shi’a) are usually the first victims of jihadism. But how can one add factual content to Milo’s peaceful, legal and necessary debates when a terrorist group like Antifa joins with the jihadists in assaulting the peaceful right of Milo’s peaceful supporters to engage in free speech?

How too can the west claim to be anything but barbarous when Antifa terrorists can physically assault a philosopher and musician like Gilad Atzmon for the ‘crime’ of wanting to engage in a peaceful Socratic seminar discussing his new book on moral philosophy socio-political trends and identity politics? Ironically, Atzmon’s book is anti-party political, anti-fascist and anti-communist.

READ MORE: Being In Time: Gilad Atzmon’s journey through post-modern crises

The only moral, ethical and just thing to do is to condemn all  forms of violence, including and especially political violence. One must condemn fascism, violent left-wing terrorism, Salafist jihad and random hooliganism all in the same breath. Anything less is worse than hypocrisy–it is both a crime and a blunder.

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“Groups like West Germany’s Red Army Faction/Baader-Meinhof Gang, America’s Symbionese Liberation Army, Italy’s Red Brigades, Spain’s First of October Anti-Fascist Resistance Groups, Portugal’s FP-25, Action Directe in France and the IRA in Britain were left wing terrorist groups who committed numerous atrocities including targeted killings, bombings, kidnappings and torture on a wide scale.”
I’d hardly call it that simple. The CIA, MI^ and operation Gladio were behind a lot of it.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/operation-gladio-cia-network-of-stay-behind-secret-armies/9556

Christos Karamanov
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CIA and gladio were behind of the far right terrorist groups in italy….RAF and IRA Still fucking your dreams reactionary Cucks

Wortherthorth
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Wortherthorth

CIA Gladio was behind setting up the reds for the blame of the terrorist acts among other things. Don’t go calling folks names if you don’t understand what they’ve said. (unless, of course it’s your job) Intelligent conservatives are being called Cucks by brainless “the blaze” and the Gavin McIness crowds. And now a Leftist is calling people cucks. Interesting. Trolls, infiltrators, Judas-goats, false opposition, it’s all part of the game both on the net and on the street. As I said, It’s more complicated than this article indicates, and more complicated indeed, than you say. I have researched this… Read more »

Fulvio Grimaldi
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Fulvio Grimaldi

Throwing everything together, even though totally different and even opposed elements, is a way to confusion. To call the Romanov legitimate rulers of Russia is very amusing. Legitimated by who? By God? To put the Irish IRA in one bundle with Jihadists, fascists and other terrorists, pleases the “legitimate” Queen of the UK very much. The Ira was a legitimate people’s liberation movement against Britain’s ferocious colonialism and Unionist fascism, just as were the Algerian, Palestinian, and all peoples’ liberation struggles against imperialism and colonialism. We need more careful analyses.

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The IRA are funded by exactly the same people that fund the White Helmets, Jihadists and those they need to use and play, when not getting their own way. Look at the timing of when the IRA first came out to play? Funny, how they are funded by those that they allegedly were fighting? Then look at how Soros funded NGOs and terror groups, always run to the same script, mainly using religion and people’s rights, as their argument. When did the Bolksheviks overthrow the Russian Empire? When did the IRA kick off? When did the National Socialist (German) Workers… Read more »

Suzanne Giraud
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Suzanne Giraud

Love you and your thoroughness, AMHants. Only read this today – linked from Adam’s latest win.

AMHants
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AMHants

Cheers and take care.

Christos Karamanov
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Christos Karamanov

what a same to identify with idiot antifa kids from the west groups like RAF and IRA

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The IRA was a nationalist organization seeking to remove the forces of Great Britain from their nation. Some of the IRA’s more political parts did embrace idealistic parts of communist thought, but they were always nationalist in ideology and effectively checked Great Britain, even Maggie Thatcher’s Great Britain influence in the British controlled counties. The author is the first one I have read to make the conclusion that all the “left” actions we are witnessing now are in fact tied to Bolshevism. It has been something that many have not not understood or feared to say out loud. No matter… Read more »

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I have no idea of the number of Russians killed during Stalin’s reign but your figures do not realistically do not stack up. If you take out the 5 years of the Nazi invasion where 25 million Russians supposedly died that leaves 25 years of Stalin’s rule works out on your 100 million on average of 4 million a year and that from a population in 1920 of 137,000,000. Allowing for natural births and deaths etc the population grew to 148,000,000 in 1926 and to 167,000,000 in 1937 and by 1941 they had a population of 196,000,000. Yet by 1946… Read more »

Jason Unruhe
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This has to be one of the most laughable articles I’ve ever seen.

TruthGenocide
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TruthGenocide

ironic because,you’re one of the most laughable people i’ve ever seen..

dougdiggler
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dougdiggler

I guess Adam Garrie never got the memo that many of the worst “Left Wing” terrorists were on the payroll of their own governments such as the Italian RAF while the IRA was infiltrated and manipulated by the very British security services they were supposed to be fighting. Catch a clue.

Stephane
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Stephane

Ever heard of Gladio ?

Dominic Blais
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Dominic Blais

wrong antifa would be who the romanovs stood for sense they hated rothschilds first and foremost like all true antifa not the fake ass hitlery whore neoliberals

Diana
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Diana

This article is utter nonsense. I didn’t know that Adam Garrie was an anticommunist; I am also surprised that he seems not to understand history or current events in the least. I have criticised some major blunders he has made, such as when he suggested a couple of weeks ago that Russia would allow the partitioning of Syria. I used to enjoy his commentaries, but I will never waste my time again.

AMHants
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AMHants

A good article, and over in the UK, we have Anti-Facism, and they always pop up, when a UK Nationalist Group is having a protest, that start peacefully and Soros wants his goons to kick off. They are more fascist than the group they oppose and as the article states, always use the same old script. Gosh, it seriously is getting boring? An article that I keep sharing, as it interested me, fits in well, so apologies for copying the link and section, yet again. Three Corporations run the world: City of London, Washington DC and Vatican City… ‘…Together the… Read more »

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva

I wonder how a columnist like Adam Garrie give the readers such a ‘mixture of half-baked facts and rotten lies served on a hot plate’ !

michaelm
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michaelm

The Russian Communists were not Russian, they were Jews and they murdered Tsar Nicholas II and his family by shooting them in their room.

Then they proceeded to serially rape the bodies of the girls until satiated.

Constantine
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That was the worse article I’ve seen by Garrie. I used to respect him as a balanced conservative until I read this utter garbage. So the IRA were bloodthirsty terrorists, eh? I guess this kind of reasoning would make the Viet-Cong a bunch of South Vietnamese terrorists, wouldn’t it? As for the downfall of the Russian Imperial regime, that wasn’t even caused by the Bolsheviks. And the latter DID win the support of plenty of patriotic Russians (Brusilov, Polivanov, Tukhachevsky and many more) who were the only reason they prevailed. How else was their victory achieved? If anything, it was… Read more »

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Great article

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According to the Saudi prosecutor, five people charged are believed to have been involved in “ordering and executing the crime.”

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Saudi Arabia public prosecutor Sheikh Shaalan al-Shaalan said on Thursday that the kingdom will seek the death penalty for five suspects among the 11 charged in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, confirming suspicions that members of the murder squad purportedly sent to “interrogate” Khashoggi will now themselves face beheadings as the Saudi Royal Family closes ranks around the Crown Prince, per the FT.

As for Mohammed bin Salman who runs the day to day affairs of the world’s top oil exporter and is the de facto head of OPEC, the prosecutor said had “no knowledge” of the mission, effectively absolving him of any domestic suspicion, if not international.

The charges were handed down after the kingdom dismissed five senior intelligence officers and arrested 18 Saudi nationals in connection with Khashoggi’s disappearance. The Saudi insider-turned-dissident journalist disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul to pick up documents that would have allowed him to marry his fiance. Khashoggi was a legal resident of Virginia.

According to the Saudi prosecutor, five people charged are believed to have been involved in “ordering and executing the crime,” according to CNN.

The prosecutor said that the former Saudi deputy intelligence chief, Ahmed al-Assiri, ordered a mission to force Khashoggi to go back to Saudi Arabia and formed a team of 15 people.

They were divided into three groups, the Saudi Public Prosecutor said: a negotiation team, an intelligence team and a logistical team.

It was the head of the negotiating team who ordered the killing of Khashoggi, the prosecutor said.

The Saudis stuck by latest (ever changing) narrative that the Washington Post columnist was killed after a mission to abduct him went awry. The deputy chief of intelligence ordered that Khashoggi be brought back to the kingdom, Shaalan said. The team killed him after the talks failed and his body was handed to a “collaborator” in Turkey, he said.

Asked whether Saud al-Qahtanti, an aide to Prince Mohammed, had any role in the case, Shaalan said that a royal adviser had a coordinating role and had provided information. The former adviser was now under investigation, the prosecutor said, declining to reveal the names of any of those facing charges.

Al-Shaalan did reveal that a total of 21 suspects are now being held in connection with the case. Notably, the decision to charge the 5 comes after National Security Advisor John Bolton repudiated reports that a recording of Khashoggi’s murder made by Turkish authorities suggested that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was behind the murder plot.

But as long as OPEC+ is planning to do “whatever it takes” to boost oil prices, the US’s willingness to give the Saudis a pass could always be tested if crude prices again turn sharply higher.

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The United States continues to consider the S-400 air defense system a threat to its F-35 fifth generation stealth fighter platform.

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Turkish officials have repeatedly insisted that Ankara’s purchase of the advanced Russian air defense system poses no threat whatsoever to the NATO alliance. Last month, the Turkish defense ministry announced that delivery of S-400s to Turkey would begin in October 2019.

The United States continues to consider the S-400 air defense system a threat to its F-35 fifth generation stealth fighter platform, and may impose sanctions against Ankara, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency has reported, citing a high-ranking source in Washington.

“I can’t say for certain whether sanctions will be imposed on Ankara over the S-400 contract, but the possibility is there. The US administration is not optimistic about this issue,” the source said.

While admitting that Turkey was a sovereign state and therefore had the right to make decisions on whom it buys its weapons from, the source stressed that from the perspective of these weapons’ integration with NATO systems, the S-400 was “problematic.”

The source also characterized the deployment of S-400s in areas where US F-35 fifth-generation stealth fighters are set to fly as “a threat,” without elaborating.

Emphasizing that negotiations between Washington and Ankara on the issue were “continuing,” the source said that there were also “positive tendencies” in negotiations between the two countries on the procurement of the Patriot system, Washington’s closest analogue to the S-400 in terms of capabilities.

Designed to stop enemy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles at ranges of up to 400 km and altitudes of up to 30 km, the S-400 is currently the most advanced mobile air defense system in Russia’s arsenal. Russia and India signed a ruble-denominated contract on the delivery of five regiments of S-400s worth $5 billion late last month.

Last week, the Saudi Ambassador to Russia said that talks on the sale of the system to his country were ongoing. In addition to Russia, S-400s are presently operated by Belarus and China, with Beijing expecting another delivery of S-400s by 2020.

Washington has already slapped China with sanctions over its purchase of S-400s and Su-35 combat aircraft in September. India, however, has voiced confidence that it would not be hit with similar restrictions, which the US Treasury has pursued under the 2017 Counter America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

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Russia and Saudi Arabia’s ‘long-term relationship’ WILL survive

The Express UK reports that Russia and Saudi Arabia’s ‘long-term relationship’ will not only survive, but grow, regardless of geopolitical turmoil and internal Saudi scandal…as the energy interests between both nations bind them together.

Ties between Saudi Arabia and Vladimir Putin’s Russia have a “long-term relationship” which is strategically beneficial to both of them, and which underlines their position as the world’s most influential oil producers, alongside the United States, an industry expert has said.

Following concerns about too much oil flooding the market, Saudi Arabia on Sunday performed an abrupt u-turn by deciding to reduce production by half a million barrels a day from December.

This put the Middle Eastern country at odds with Russia, which said it was no clear whether the market would be oversupplied next year, with market analysts predicting the country’s oil producing companies likely to BOOST proaction by 300,000 barrels per day.

But IHS Markit vice chairman Daniel Yergin said the decision was unlikely to jeopardise the relationship between the two allies.

The Saudis have faced significant international criticism in the wake of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Speaking to CNBC, Mr Yergin made it clear that Moscow and Riyadh would continue to be closely aligned irrespective of external factors.

He explained: “I think it’s intended to be a long-term relationship and it started off about oil prices but you see it taking on other dimensions, for instance, Saudi investment in Russian LNG (liquefied natural gas) and Russian investment in Saudi Arabia.

“I think this is a strategic relationship because it’s useful to both countries.”

Saudi Arabia and Russia are close, especially as a result of their pact in late 2016, along with other OPEC and non-OPEC producers, to curb output by 1.8 million barrels per day in order to prevent prices dropping too far – but oil markets have changed since then, largely as a result.

The US criticised OPEC, which Saudi Arabia is the nominal leader of, after prices rose.

Markets have fluctuated in recent weeks as a result of fears over a possible drop in supply, as a result of US sanctions on Iran, and an oversupply, as a result of increased production by Saudi Arabia, Russia and the US, which have seen prices fall by about 20 percent since early October.

Saudi Arabia has pumped 10.7 million barrels per day in October, while the figure for Russiaand the US was 11.4 million barrels in each case.

Mr Yergin said: “It’s the big three, it’s Saudi Arabia, Russia and the US, this is a different configuration in the oil market than the traditional OPEC-non-OPEC one and so the world is having to adjust.”

BP Group Chief Executive Bob Dudley told CNBC: “The OPEC-plus agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC producers including Russia and coalition is a lot stronger than people speculate.

“I think Russia doesn’t have the ability to turn on and off big fields which can happen in the Middle East.

“But I fully expect there to be coordination to try to keep the oil price within a certain fairway.”

Markets rallied by two percent on Monday off the back of the , which it justified by citing uncertain global oil growth and associated oil demand next year.

It also suggested  granted on US sanctions imposed on Iran which have been granted to several countries including China and Japan was a reason not to fear a decline in supply.

Also talking to CNBC, Russia’s Oil Minister Alexander Novak indicated a difference of opinion between Russia and the Saudis, saying it was too soon to cut production, highlighting a lot of volatility in the oil market.

He added: “If such a decision is necessary for the market and all the countries are in agreement, I think that Russia will undoubtedly play a part in this.

“But it’s early to talk about this now, we need to look at this question very carefully.”

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