(Link) How the Trump Administration is trying to link political opposition to foreign terrorist groups (Non-fiction)


Abe Drayton over at Oceanoxia posts about the Trump administration’s attempts to tie “Antifa” to international terrorist organizations.

There are various legal frameworks in place that prevent domestic terrorist groups like the KKK from being treated as terrorists, at least in the ways we have come to expect. While protecting the Klan is not good, the same laws that protect them also protect left-wing groups from being targeted by the Department of Homeland Security. Rather than risk someone going after right-wing extremists in the United States, the Republican administration is, instead, trying to tie their left-wing opposition to foreign actors, to get around the law, and allow them to treat anyone labeled “antifa” in the U.S., in the words of a DHS source, “Like Al Qaeda”. 

I doubt that we’ll see drone strikes in the US, but I do more crackdowns like this if Trump successfully gets another term in office.