Antifa are people U.S. must fear

Antifa are people U.S. must fear

Emeritus Professor Edward A Koloziej's Sunday Extra column on Sept. 3, decrying President Donald Trump's statement that both sides were to blame in recent protest violence, is the usual political babble and denial of reality from the left.

The good professor then slams the right for their tactics, conveniently forgetting leftist history from the turbulent 1960s to the late 1970s. The Weather Underground, a militant arm of the Students for a Democratic Society, dedicated to overthrowing government, bombed the U.S. Capitol in March 1971, the Pentagon in May 1972, and the State Department building, January 1975.

Dozens of bombings, bank robberies and armored-truck heists along with a number of police officers killed were attributed to this group and its followers.

More recently Antifa, classified as a "domestic terrorist violence" in 2016 by Department of Homeland Security, was involved in violent mob action in Berkeley, beating pro-right protesters while police stood by and did nothing.

Phoenix police released video of black clad and masked protesters being among the first to start throwing objects and trying to tear down barricades at a Trump rally.

The danger to American democracy will not come from the right. It will come from extremists on the left, resorting to using violence to try to accomplish their anarchist goals.

LEN GINERICH

Phoenix

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