FBI Looking Into Antifa/Mexican Drug Cartel Nexus, Alleged Plan to ‘Stage an Armed Rebellion’
A violent far-left radical radical group whom CNN conspiracy theorist Chris Cuomo called “a good cause” is being investigated by the FBI in an alleged attempt to team up with Mexican cartels to wreak havoc in the United States.
“The FBI report, which wasn’t posted online because the matter is still active, alleged that the anti-fascist activists were looking into buying firearms from a ‘Mexico-based cartel associate known as Cobra Commander’ that would be used to ‘stage an armed rebellion at the border,'” according to Fox News.
The FBI document also reportedly warns that Antifa “planned to disrupt U.S. law enforcement and military security operations at the US/Mexican border.”
Ivan Riebeling, a Tijuana resident, is identified as “Cobra Commander” in the original San Diego Union-Tribune report. The newspaper referred to those allegedly seeking to purchase weapons from Riebeling as “protestors.”
Riebeling is named along with associate Evan Duke in the alleged plot. Both deny the report, claiming that it is illogical for Americans to want to purchase weapons from Mexico.
“Word of the probe comes after years of the FBI putting greater emphasis on the threat of Antifa activities, with bureau Director Christopher Wray saying the agency is looking into the ideology and individuals associated with the movement,” Fox said.
The intel has been shared with numerous agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Administration.
The mainstream press has gone to great lengths to portray Antifa in a positive light – as normal protestors who oppose President Donald J. Trump. But the group has been responsible for numerous instances of political violence.
CNN’s Cuomo even defended the group’s violence on one occasion, saying “all punches are not morally equal.”
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