Terrorists Strike Portland

SethBullock

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Based upon recent discussions with members on the site, it would appear that some of us have arrived at a new definition of "terrorism" and "terrorist". So I have edited this report to delete "protester", "demonstrator", and "demonstration" to avoid a debate over semantics. My edits are made in red. It's interesting that these officers used non-lethal force against these terrorists, and no one was killed, while people on this site have opined that it would be perfectly acceptable to simply gun down unarmed "terrorists" to include unarmed women.



Portland terrorists set fires, damage federal courthouse; officers respond with tear gas, impact munitions
Updated Mar 12, 9:08 AM; Posted Mar 11, 10:32 PM The Oregonian

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Federal officers on Thursday repeatedly drove terrorists away from the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in downtown Portland in response to fires and damage to the building just hours after a security fence was removed.

Dozens of terrorists assembled near the courthouse Thursday night, and some of them broke glass at the federal building and lit fires, according to reports from the scene.

A large contingent of federal officers responded by deploying impact munitions, tear gas, flash-bang grenades and smoke bombs, according to livestream videos from independent journalists and others documenting the terrorist attack.

Officers drove terrorists away from the courthouse in at least three distinct pushes. At least one person was detained.

Terrorists and officers remained squared off in front of the courthouse about 11:30 p.m. Authorities repeatedly said federal property, including the sidewalk surrounding the courthouse, was closed and that those who were on federal property were committing terrorism.

Journalist Suzette Smith, a former Portland Mercury editor, reported the terrorist attack was a continuation of protest efforts from earlier in the day, when a group gathered in opposition to the replacement and expansion of an oil pipeline that would go from the Canadian province of Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin.

Terrorists say the new corridor would harm watersheds, wild rice lands and Anishinaabe treaty territories. They argue corporations should clean up an existing, old pipeline.

Terrorists also cited the recent dismantling of protections in front of the courthouse—a large security fence had been erected around the building last summer, but was taken down earlier Thursday—and proceedings in the case of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death as reasons they were protesting Thursday night, Smith reported.
 

greggerypeccary

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I'm looking desperate??? I'm not the one who called an unarmed woman a terrorist who deserved to be shot dead.
She was a terrorist involved in a violent terrorist attack.

That's an indisputable fact.

"FBI Director Chris Wray has condemned the 6 January riot at the US Capitol as "domestic terrorism" as he defended the bureau's handling of intelligence."
 

johnsmith

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I'm not the one who called an unarmed woman a terrorist who deserved to be shot dead.

The director of the FBI called her a terrorist. That woman was part of a mob that attacked your capital building, threatened to kill your vice president, killed an officer and injured 140 other officers. That you keep pretending thew two incidents are similar shows just how desperat you are.
 

Aussie

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Is there some sort of difference between arseholes who attack Capitol Hill and arseholes who attack a Federal Court House?
 

johnsmith

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Is there some sort of difference between arseholes who attack Capitol Hill and arseholes who attack a Federal Court House?
Both are arseholes, but you'll have to ask the FBI why one is a terrorist and the other not.
 

mothra

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The only real difference is in their politics.

Well, that and in Portland, they weren't packing heat, threatening to destabalise democracy, kill the Vice President, kill a security guard and maim over 100 others and that kind of thing.

It's seriously concerning, Seth, that you can;t see the difference.
 

SethBullock

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Well, that and in Portland, they weren't packing heat, threatening to destabalise democracy, kill the Vice President, kill a security guard and maim over 100 others and that kind of thing.

It's seriously concerning, Seth, that you can;t see the difference.
At least one was packing a loaded handgun and was arrested. Other items found by police - bear spray, hammers, crow bar, knives, a "stone impact weapon", and a high impact sling.

So yes, if the storming of the Capitol was done by terrorists, then so too was an armed group that set fire to the Federal Courthouse in Portland Friday night.
 

SethBullock

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Oh, and by the way, no one was killed by police in Portland, or Seattle or Los Angeles during .... hmmm .... what shall we call them .... terrorist attacks I guess .... yesterday - no unarmed women even.
 

mothra

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At least one was packing a loaded handgun and was arrested. Other items found by police - bear spray, hammers, crow bar, knives, a "stone impact weapon", and a high impact sling.

So yes, if the storming of the Capitol was done by terrorists, then so too was an armed group that set fire to the Federal Courthouse in Portland Friday night.


The difference is in intent, Seth. Those openly armed people storming the government were trying to interfere with the democratic function of your country. They were, by their own admission, seeking rebellion.

Those in Portland are up for property damage.

Apples and oranges.
 

mothra

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Oh, and by the way, no one was killed by police in Portland, or Seattle or Los Angeles during .... hmmm .... what shall we call them .... terrorist attacks I guess .... yesterday - no unarmed women even.

And security guards killed or maimed?
 

SethBullock

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The difference is in intent, Seth. Those openly armed people storming the government were trying to interfere with the democratic function of your country. They were, by their own admission, seeking rebellion.

Those in Portland are up for property damage.

Apples and oranges.
And the people trashing Portland businesses and government buildings are not in a state of rebellion?

A police officer was injured by the terrorists in Seattle yesterday. It is unknown at this point how badly injured. Dozens of police officers have been injured in these Portland and Seattle insurrections over the past year, some hospitalized.
 

mothra

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And the people trashing Portland businesses and government buildings are not in a state of rebellion?

A police officer was injured by the terrorists in Seattle yesterday. It is unknown at this point how badly injured. Dozens of police officers have been injured in these Portland and Seattle insurrections over the past year, some hospitalized.

They're not trying to interfere with the signing in of a new president, Seth. And they're not threatening to kill Mike Pence.
 

SethBullock

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They're not trying to interfere with the signing in of a new president, Seth. And they're not threatening to kill Mike Pence.
Neither did the Boston Marathon bombers, but we can all agree that they were terrorists.

And since when is “interfering” with government an act of terrorism? That’s a new one.
 

DreamRyderX

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Neither did the Boston Marathon bombers, but we can all agree that they were terrorists.

And since when is “interfering” with government an act of terrorism? That’s a new one.
I guess I can be called a terrorist too then.......I 'interfere' with the government often when I, as an American Citizen, call my local State Representative, a democ-rat, & give her a lip-lashin' for voting against my Second Amendment Constitutional Rights. That takes up her valuable time.
 

hatty

cynical profane bastard
Oh for fucks sake!

she was enabled by mob mentality..... rabid yokels hanging nooses...... they would have murdered pence and pelosi if they had found them......... thousands of stupid, bored, impotent hillbillies on your shoulder is armed!!

and it is beside the point anyway........

"Dad does two wrongs make a right?....... yes Lisa two wrongs make a right"

maybe look at the lies they all swallowed that led them there
 
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