The deranged antifa mob that has rioted in Portland, Oregon for 60 consecutive days is full of “mentally ill, frothing-at-the-mouth individuals” who seem “almost catatonic with hate,” according to a DHS agent who shared his impressions of the situation anonymously to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
Last week, federal agents were deployed to Portland in a mission called Operation Diligent Valor to protect downtown’s Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse.
The DHS agent called the situation “surreal,” and hypothesized that the violent agitators have projected their hatred of the president onto the federal courthouse.
You get large, nonviolent demonstrations where people march, they chant, they give speeches, then shortly after are replaced with a smaller crowd, though still large, who immediately start trying to break into and destroy the federal courthouse.
They have transposed their hatred for the president and for law enforcement onto the physical structure of the federal courthouse, and the uniformed personnel whose job is to protect that courthouse.
They throw homemade Molotov cocktails, try to set the walls on fire, try to cut and pry through the plywood covering the glass walls, all the while screaming vitriol until their voices are cracked and hoarse. When DHS personnel are visible, they throw frozen water bottles at them, canned goods, paint and gasoline.
They try to shine high powered lasers into our eyes, which can cause permanent damage.
These are the types of high powered lasers rioters have used to damage the eyes of law enforcement. #PortlandRiots #antifa pic.twitter.com/Es5bieo2LO
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 26, 2020
The agent pointed out the pointless absurdity of agitators objecting to the presence of DHS personnel protecting the building.
“They chant and spray paint ‘feds go home’ as one of their slogans, and that could be easily achieved,” he explained. “If they could prove they wouldn’t destroy the courthouse, DHS personnel would go home. It is that simple.”
He went on to contrast the behavior of the federal law enforcement officers with the hostile hatred of the demented antifa mob.
The law enforcement officers involved are some of the nicest, friendliest people I have ever worked with. From several different agencies, they have come from around the country. Everyone is kind, generous, sharing food, giving each other rides home, and offering to host or show around each other in their home towns in the future. West Virginia, Idaho, Georgia, everyone is supportive, walks around with a smile and a pat on the back.
Once they step out the doors of the courthouse, though, they are met with a hostile hatred from fellow citizens I consider unmatched in my life. I have seen mentally ill, frothing-at-the-mouth individuals screaming at people in front of liquor stores or Walmart parking lots, but that is one single, unhinged individual. Multiply that by 1,000 people, standing 10-20 yards in front of you, who also have rocks and other hidden weapons.
The DHS officer went on to describe the “surreal” hatred of the “mentally ill” agitators, who are not above hurling racist invective at black agents.
As the night goes on, the rioters become so hateful it is surreal. Their voices hoarse, their sentences jumbled, they seem almost catatonic with hate. The unrest seems to draw the mentally ill and drug abusers. Some seem to be both. The officers stand calmly, listening to it, taking it, only making a move if the rioters try to destroy the property or enter the area they have been told repeatedly not to enter. They [the agents] don’t even respond to thrown projectiles, merely calmly dodging them. Some of the things screamed at us, ad nauseum:
“Go home! You’re Nazis, racists, the Gestapo! Fuck you, fuck your mom, you suck! Quit your job and go fuck yourself! I’m going to get all your fucking names!”
I’m seeing African American Federal Protective Service inspectors, twenty year’s law enforcement officer, being called the N-word to their face for the first time in their careers, by a scrawny, pasty white booger-eating communist shithead.
The DHS employee described some of the mental cases federal agents have to deal with day in and day out.
We get more surreal things yelled at us. One guy kept repeating, “You shot my fucking dog!” over and over, but we have seen zero dogs anywhere at any point. One guy wanders down the skirmish line when things are more in control and says, “Why are you shooting at them? You don’t need to. Their shields are made of cardboard. There’s no threat. No one is armed…” And he repeats that night after night with a backpack full of wildflowers, which he places everywhere.
Much of it is contradictory. One rioter begged to be shot, begged, but then screamed that we were guilty of shooting people. He told us to lay down our weapons and join them, and then said he would kick all our asses.
He told CIS that the rioters would be “overjoyed” if they got a non-lethal gunshot wound from DHS personnel because they all want to be a “famous” victim of police brutality,” and be the one who “irreversibly turned the tide against DHS and the administration.”
Meanwhile, the hated and reviled DHS officers are getting injured on a nightly basis from various weapons, including “rudimentary IEDs,” the officer said.
Regarding injuries to agents, I personally saw an agent get hit in the leg with a bottle and limp back from the skirmish line. I saw video of another agent hit similarly and limp back. One DHS law enforcement officer had irritant thrown on his arms, which turned them red and caused a burn. Another guy had a firework explode directly on his chest. The use of fireworks has increased every night.
There’s no intel of actual firearms. We picked up unexploded aerosol cans taped to commercial-grade fireworks, so rudimentary IEDs [Improvised Explosive Devices] are a thing too.
In one night of violence in Portland 14 injuries to federal officers were reported. Officers are still being attacked with several different weapons as rioters continue to try to burn down the federal courthouse.
The violence has to stop.https://t.co/dP9DRWD1bl
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) July 27, 2020
He concluded by saying that they are in a “lose-lose” situation.
“If federal law enforcement leaves, we lose face, but we walk away with stacks of overtime pay, and we get to go home,” he explained.
But on the other hand, by leaving, they would hand the left a propaganda victory amidst the smoldering ashes of downtown Portland, the DHS agent added.
“They get to say they defeated Trump, and they will have caused tens of millions of monetary loss to their downtown local businesses, and will have a ransacked and torched a courthouse in the heart of their city,” he said.
It’s still not clear who helps fund and organize the antifa rioters who in multiple cities across the nation appear increasingly armed with various weapons and fireworks, as well as helmets, umbrellas, makeshift shields, and even catered meals.
Disgusting and unsanitary “riot ribs” feeding station here in Portland across the street from the Courthouse
There has been no condemnation of these unsanitary practices from local officials during the so called “pandemic”
Yet many local business are being forced to shutdown pic.twitter.com/VnOhx8exEi
— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) July 27, 2020
According to former federal prosecutor Jim Trusty, the DOJ will probably be indicting people as part of its probe into antifa.
“I think there’s a real good chance this Justice Department ends up identifying and indicting antifa financiers, or people associated with antifa,” adding that it could be “a bit of a bombshell,” Trusty said on Fox News, last month.