PORTLAND, Ore. (ChurchMilitant.com) - As destructive and deadly riots continue throughout the country, the violent nature of the political Antifa movement is being exposed from the inside by Project Veritas.
Project Veritas' new undercover exposé on Antifa corroborates Discover the Networks' description of the moment as a "a revolutionary Marxist/anarchist militia movement that seeks to bring down the United States by means of violence and intimidation."
"Depending on the setting, if I were to be caught or found out in a setting where I am present with them, it could escalate to violence against me," said the Project Veritas undercover journalist gathering information on Rose City Antifa (RCA).
Founded in 2007 and called the oldest active Antifa group in the nation, RCA in Portland, Oregon alleges the group exists to oppose "fascist organizing through direct action, education and through solidarity with leftist spaces, activists+ and organizations."
"They do not hesitate to either push back or incite some kind of violence," he continued. "In our classes and in our meetings, before we do any sort of demonstration or Black Bloc, we talk about weapons detail and what we carry and what we should have."
"Black Bloc," explains the undercover journalist, is "a tactic in which individuals conceal their identity to look uniform so that no one can be identified in the act of a crime."
A projector screen with text on it hangs from the wall as an undercover camera captures Ashes of RCA saying, "The whole goal of this, right, is to get out there and do dangerous things as safely as possible."
Nicholas Cifuni of RCA warns fellow Antifers not to be that "f***ing guy with the G** da** spike brass knuckles getting photos taken of you ... Police are going to be like 'perfect we can prosecute these f***ers, look how violent they are,' and not that we aren't, but we need to f***ing hide that sh*t."
"Practice things like an eye gouge. It takes very little pressure to injure someone's eyes," Cifuni says. "Consider, like, destroying your enemy, not like delivering a really awesome right hand, right eye, left eye blow, you know. It's not boxing, it's not kickboxing; it's like destroying your enemy."
"The United States of America will be designating Antifa as a terrorist organization," said President Donald Trump in a tweet on Sunday.
The same day, Attorney General William P. Barr released a statement saying, "With the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful and legitimate protests have been hijacked by violent radical elements."
"Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate, violent and extremist agenda," he added. "It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it. The continued violence and destruction of property endangers the lives and livelihoods of others, and interferes with the rights of peaceful protestors, as well as all other citizens."
Using a network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces to coordinate federal, state and local resources and identify criminal groups and instigators, Barr concluded, "The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly."
While mainstream media responded to Trump's intentions to name Antifa a terrorist organization with headlines such as "Trump's antifa tweet is right-wing catnip — with potentially troubling consequences," "Trump's Antifa Obsession Is an Unconstitutional Distraction" and "Why Trump Is So Obsessed With Antifa," the latest Project Veritas piece shows Rose City Antifa's members explaining the group's own obsession, with violence.
While mainstream media outlets are claiming Antifa is "more of an ideology than an organization," the undercover journalist with inside information said the group was well-organized and operated like a business financially backed from the outside.