Antifa members from Germany receive military training in Syria
06/09/2020 10:23 PM
Antifa members from Germany and the West take military training in Syria. They gain combat experience and return to their home countries,” asks former CIA Officer Brad Johnson: “What are they up to?” Are there threats of assassination attempts on German politicians?
It is actually no secret that not only IS terrorists, but also Antifa members from Europe and the USA have moved to Syria since 2013 to receive military training. The Antifa members did this under the guise of combating ISIS on the part of the Kurdish militia YPG. They fought under the umbrella organization “International Freedom Battalion”.
Some information can be gathered on a Facebook page of the Antifa battalion in Syria. One picture shows international fighters of the Antifa. They look like IS fighters, but they belong to the Antifa. Below them on a wall it says: “With the blood of the martyrs, our flag turns red”.
The alleged success in the fight against the terrorist militia IS is granted to them, although the US army has actually decimated IS in eastern Syria.
But for the Antifa, not only IS and right-wing extremists, but also “capitalism” and the German authorities are an enemy. Consequently, this article deals only with the internal security of Germany. It is all about the following question: How should Germany deal with left-wing extremists who are trained to use weapons abroad and thus pose an immediate threat to internal security?
“The ‘anti-fascist struggle’ of left-wing extremists is not only directed against actual or supposed right-wing extremists, but also applies to ‘capitalism’, since left-wing extremists see it as the cause of ‘fascism’. Against the background, this struggle is only considered sufficient and productive if it moves the supposed social conditions into focus and attacks: (…) the struggle against fascism is only won when the capitalist system is smashed and a classless society is achieved is. ‘(Homepage, Antifaschistischer Aufbau München’, February 23, 2018) ”, according to the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV).
Former CIA officer Brad Johnson points out on Fox News that the anti-fascist returnees from Syria pose a threat to Western societies. “What does the Antifa want with a couple of seasoned combat veterans? Why do you need this to complement your movement? ”
The question of what exactly they are up to needs to be discussed. Many have returned to their home countries. Antifa fighters go to Syria, receive training in machine guns, rocket launchers, bombs and other weapons, and then return to their home countries. A certain structure can be seen. This problem should be viewed in the European and US context.
The security authorities are now taking action against IS cells and right-wing extremist groups in various countries.
But here some important questions need to be asked: Are Antifa returnees from Syria, who have a clearly hostile attitude towards state institutions and German police officers, less dangerous than IS returnees? Are Antifa returnees from Syria really more harmless than a member of a right-wing extremist cell?
The Lübcke case has already shown that extremists can use their weapons skills against German politicians. This country does not need a repetition from the left-wing extremist corner.
The security policy problem for Germany, which arises from the connection between the Antifa and Syria, should be investigated by politicians and the security authorities.
The RAF had already shown how deadly left-wing extremism can be. Germany doesn’t need a new RAF.