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Malkin was understandably distraught at this unanticipated violent turn of events and expressed frustration that Denver police, who were visibly present in the area, did nothing to stop the attacks or to allow the peaceful pro-police rally to continue.

Source of the above quotation: Chowka, Peter Barry. “Michelle Malkin beaten by BLM thugs and prevented from speaking at Denver pro-police rally, American Thinker, July 20, 2020.

I would question the motives of police — witnessing an apparent BLM attack on anyone — for failing to intervene and arrest.

Anyone can put on a t-shirt.

Anyone doing violence to another can be stopped by superior force if present.

The police were present during Malkin’s beating.

How could the police have not responded?

Posted to YouTube by Judge Britt, July 20, 2020 with reference to the Gateway Pundit piece cited in the Related Online section of this post.

Thank Putin for setting a bad example.

All available evidence points to Putin’s complicity in the 1999 apartment-building bombings in Russia. Those who have tried to investigate have been killed off, one by one.

Satter, David. “The Unsolved Mystery Behind the Act of Terror That Brought Putin to Power.” National Review, August 17, 2016.

The method referred to as False Flag Operation involves a particularly vicious form of gaslighting that spy novelists might include in the term “Theater of the Real” (an act of deception — a piece of theater — inserted into a very real situation) — they are acts designed by the power of the state to cast aspersions on and discredit the made-up enemies of the state.

BackChannels does not believe that Michelle Malkin was acting, but what about the alleged “ANTIFA”?

BackChannels recently took a look at the FBI page for “Most Wanted, Domestic Terrorism, ANTIFA” (“FBI, ANTIFA, and Swamp Gas”, July 1, 2020). For a now designated domestic terrorist organization, there were no associated “most Wanted” alleged felons listed.

“Antifa is a movement; antifa is an idea,” said Jim Derrane, a retired FBI special agent. “And certain people that profess to be involved with antifa … but there is no real organization; there is no structure.”

Kolko, Rich and Jack Lowenstein. “Antifa doesn’t have clear organization, but FBI closely monitors activity.” WINK News, June 8, 2020.

Photograph presented in PRNTLY, January 13, 2020 with the headline, “Antifa mugshots go viral online after Portland arrests.”


The above screen capture taken July 12, 2020 presents a last search page result for the alleged “ANTIFA” arrests. NOTE the date of the “YouTube – Ceron” results: February 20, 2012.

The pro-Trump publication PRNTLY has been in the news about “fake news” a time or two. Here is an appearance found in The Washington Post back in 2016.

Prntly popped up again last week as the source of a rumor about the Ted Cruz campaign. The site cut and pasted an old story about Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe. The headline suggested that perhaps Roe had approved the ad attacking Melania Trump run by an anti-Trump super PAC, but it offered no evidence to that effect.

It was, in other words, a very typical Prntly article: Mostly content from somewhere else with an unabashedly pro-Trump frame overlaid, and then shared by one of the site’s two apparent authors, Connor Balough or Shelby Carella.

Bump, Philip. “The pro-Trump fake news website that’s finding an audience — with Trump’s help.” The Washington Post, April 2, 2016.

Does “ANTIFA” even exist?

As an idea — and it’s not a bad idea: who is for fascism? — floating around the web, it certainly has a presence. Is the message pulling or pushing related “radical activists” into the streets? That’s more easily suggested than proved.

In 2017, Mother Jones interviewed a convicted then “ANTIFA” leader whose politics had to to do with street violence below the police radar. Punk stuff.

Enzinna, Wes. “Alt-Right Ain’t Right – ‘This is a War and we Intend to Win’: The rise and fall of a violent anti-racist group provides a glimpse into an underground movement that’s poised to explode in the Trump era.” Mother Jones, May/June 2017.

The MJ article provides background and sets the stage for today’s apparent drama.

BackChannels has noticed, however, that state-oriented Facebook ANTIFA pages appear to have been abandoned, nonexistent, or pulled (I saw two this month, one for Maryland, the other for Virginia, but neither seem online now). Rose City Antifa (Portland – where else? – Oregon) appears to exist.

Where are all the others?

The attack on Michelle Malkin looked pretty real — and it certainly was real to her — but the police failed to act. A separate event security detail (or help — welcome to the fog of another “different kind of war” — has been mentioned in spiriting her out of harm’s way.

At this point and for all of the Trumpian Parrots now calling (“Antifa, BLM Antifa, BLM”), the suggestion of pure political false flag manipulation (for perceptual control of the nation) may nonetheless develop legs.

Related Online

Devereaux, Ryan. “He tweeted that he was the leader of ANTIFA. Then the FBI asked him to be an informant.” The Intercept, June 9, 2020.

Eckel, Mike. “Two Decades On, Smoldering Questions About the Russian President’s Vault to Power.” RFE/RL, August 7, 2019.

Kingdon, Ashton. “False flags, paperclips, and super spies: the secret Nazi origins of the CIA.” Open Democracy, June 9, 2020.

Lucas, Ryan. “No Sign of Antifa So Far in Justice Department Cases Brought Over Unrest.” NPR, June 9, 2020.

Oppenheim, James S. “Putin’s Mirror?” BackChannels, July 15, 2020.

Oppenheim, James S. “The Confidence Man — He’ll Tell You Anything.” BackChannels, November 23, 2019.

Perry, Mark. “False Flag.” Foreign Policy, January 13, 2012. Log line: “A series of CIA memos describes how Israeli Mossad agents posed as American spies to recruit members of the terrorist organization Jundallah to fight their covert war against Iran.”

Perlman, Merrill. “How the term ‘false flag’ migrated to the right.” Columbia Journalism Review, October 29, 2018.

Sheth, Sonam. “FBI ‘has no intelligence’ indicating antifa was linked to weekend violence in the George Floyd protests, despite Trump and Republicans’ claims.” Business Insider, June 2, 2020.

Taylor, Kristinn. “Michelle Malkin Attacked by Antifa and Black Lives Matter Thugs at Denver Back the Blue Rally; Sends Law and Order SOS to President Trump.” Gateway Pundit, July 19, 2020.

Wikipedia. “Reichstag Fire”.

Wikipedia. “Russian Apartment Bombings”.