The FBI is investigating the latest escalation in Portland, and they may not yet have determined officially who is to blame for the threat to detonate a car bomb at a federal courthouse, but I sure as heck know who I’d bet on.
Antifa and BLM have been attacking federal buildings for months. They’ve waged an all-out war, with weapons and projectiles, with explosives and fire and casualties for months. Who do you THINK is threatening to bomb the courthouse?
And it is probably not an empty threat, but that’s just one person’s opinion having watched them already use explosives on the courthouse for weeks and weeks.
“All federal buildings in Portland, including the Federal Bankruptcy Court and Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse downtown, closed Friday amid a threat now under investigation by the FBI,” the Oregonian reported. “A source with knowledge of the situation said federal authorities received a threat that a vehicle filled with explosives would hit a federal building.”
“If we develop information indicating a credible threat, we will notify the public,” the FBI said in a statement.
Last night and into this morning the very buildings under threat were attacked again by “protesters” from Antifa and BLM. One group marched downtown chanting “No cops, No KKK, no fascist USA” and carrying signs that said “abolish the police” or simply “reparations.” The other set fires, sprayed graffiti, and lobbed projectiles and rocks at police while using laser pointers to try to blind them.
That was LAST NIGHT.
Here’s more from the CBS station in Portland.
On Thursday night, Joyful Noise Child Development Center announced its downtown and east federal centers would be closing Friday, citing “a security threat to federal buildings in Portland.” The downtown Portland location is in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building. The east center shares a Lloyd District building with Metro Regional Center, which was already closed to limit the spread COVID-19.
On Friday, officials at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, at 100 SW 3rd Ave., announced it would be closed for the day, but did not provide further details. The building has been at the center of several Portland protests.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court at 1050 SW 6th Ave. also announced it would be closed Friday.
Then just after 10 a.m. City of Portland employees were asked “out of an abundance of caution” to leave the downtown area by noon and stay away through the weekend, due to scheduled demonstrations and an increased potential for dangerous activity.
So courts had to be cancelled, work and justice delayed, but not the PROTESTS (RIOTS) … those get to stay on schedule.
Portland is barely a real city anymore. Sure business is limping along and the people there, especially city officials and business owners stuck there, are desperately trying to pretend that the riots are a small part of the big picture and life goes on.
But does it? It didn’t on Friday. It won’t tonight, as everything shuts down to let the rioters have a free for all attacking cops and destroying everything in sight.
It’s a small scale apocalypse. Encouraged and funded by Democrats.