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Clyde Lewis | September 4, 2020
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Last night in the final hour of our show, we immediately broke news about the shooting death of Michael Forest Reinoehl—the man who was sought after by police in the execution of Patriot Prayer member, Aaron Jay Danielson. It was quite ironic that we had to break away to report this incident as my executive producer Ron Patton advised me that Reinoehl was appearing in a VICE interview where he all but confessed to the murder only to claim that he killed him in self-defense—although video at the scene shows that Aaron was shot after some unnamed men on the street were yelling that they had found two Trump supporters and then shots rang out.

                                      Aaron Danielson                                                                       Michael Reinoehl

Aaron was shot in the back by he takes a few steps and then he falls to the pavement.

We received the story within minutes after the New York Times dropped it and within a few minutes, we had comments from Joey Gibson of Patriot Prayer and one of Michael Reinoehl’s neighbors saying that police fired a volley of bullets to take him down.

In the small amount of time we had on the air to announce his death, I had no way of reading or actually see in the media spin on the situation. I knew it could wait as for some reason Reinoehl’s death upset me about as much as Aaron Danielson’s death.

I saw both of them as casualties of war but I knew that the media would probably spin the news that Reinhol’s death would be some sort of martyrdom for Antifa as he stated in other interviews that he was 100% in support of Antifa’s tactics and that he felt that he was in the middle of a war.

In the NY Times article and nearly every other article or op-ed Reinoehl was portrayed as a positive force of change in society. 

It seemed that no one or no new outlet I read or listened to described as an assassin or a cold-blooded murderer even after he admitted that he shot and killed Aaron Danielson; in the VICE interview  in which he claims he was acting in self-defense despite evidence to the contrary. Those who get their news from mainstream media would come away believing Reinoehl just wanted peace and goodwill towards men.

That the police were wrong in gunning him down.

Even sister of Michael Reinoehl was “relieved and also disappointed” by her brother’s death.

She told the New York Post that he knew her Antifa-supporting brother’s death was only a matter of time. But she was shocked to learn it was a US Marshals task force that killed him and not right-wing supporters.

There was obviously a contract out on him but it was the police that pumped numerous rounds of bullets in his body.

His sister expects his death will spur even more violence.

The media’s attempts at sanctifying Reinoehl puts into question whether or not they are encouraging a civil war and that the first shots have already been fired in some Fort Sumter moment where two sides will fight it out in the streets and bring their violence into neighborhoods and other places keeping people in American cities on edge.

Make no mistake – Reinoehl was a confessed revolutionary.

His stated intention was to tear down the fabric of America’s existence in order to rebuild it in the Neo-Marxist image of the cause he embraced. He was “100% Antifa,” as he once proclaimed, and used a combination of violence and vitriol to make certain his vision for the future was achieved.

In an Instagram post, Reinoehl wrote:

“Every Revolution needs people that are willing and ready to fight. There are so many of us protesters that are just protesting without a clue of where that will lead. That’s just the beginning that’s where the fight starts. If that’s as far as you can take it thank you for your participation but please stand aside and support the ones that are willing to fight. I am 100% ANTIFA all the way! I am willing to fight for my brothers and sisters! Even if some of them are too ignorant to realize what antifa truly stands for. We do not want violence but we will not run from it either! If the police continue to pick on and beat up innocent citizens that are peacefully voicing their objections, it must be met with equal force! We are currently living through a crucial point in Humanities evolution. We truly have an opportunity right now to fix everything. But it will be a fight like no other! It will be a war and like all wars there will be casualties. I was in the army and I hated it. I did not feel like fighting for them would ever be a good cause. Today’s protesters and antifa are my brothers in arms. This is a Cause to fight for This truly is fighting for my country! I have children that need to live in a world run by Common Sense and human decency. And I will do anything to make sure that happens. Now is the time to change the course of humanity. If we fold now just because they show some Force we will be lost for another hundred years. And I don’t think the planet will let us live that long if we don’t straighten shit up. Please be safe strong and United. I love you all #Antifa #blaklivesmatter #f**kthepolice..”

Even though the mainstream media is saying that he was former military. The NY Times story notes that their contacts in the U.S. Army were unable to find records of Reinoehl ever serving in the military. But as a leader in the militant arms of the Antifa and Black Lives Matter movements, he often espoused the necessity for violent responses to law enforcement. He demonstrated his willingness to kill for the cause when he shot Danielson.

The Vice interview and the New York Times tried to delicately make Rineoehl look like a hero for the cause — when it was obvious that he had the Dark Triad personality.

It isn’t just the media who is pushing the narrative that Reinoehl was a freedom-fighter and victim of the police. People claiming to be Antifa are busy making claims that he was unarmed and executed by police with several viral posts trying to prop him up as a martyr who would have been apprehended peacefully had police not murdered him. But a witness who called our show said that he was armed and firing at law enforcement. We were told that he was in his car and then he came out with a rifle and began firing at the Police SUVs. We were told that there were at least 40 or 50 shots, then officers returned fire, hitting Reinoehl.

It was reported that on Antifa message boards Reinoehl’s death was being called a police “execution.”

An Antifa Twitter account called for the names of the officers involved in Reinoehl’s shooting to be reported, using a pig emoji and listing a site where names could be sent.

Mainstream media is painting a portrait of Michael Forest Reinoehl as a righteous revolutionary a freedome fighter executed by the police.

This should concern every American.

Michael Reinoehl had predicted “civil war” in the United States and said shooting at Trump supporters he felt was like the “first shot” to start that Civil War.

I wonder if he thought that he would go down in history as he man who triggered the war between Antifa and the police – the war between self-professed flag waving patriots and those who see them as fascists.

Joey Gibson of Patriot Prayer went on Ground Zero after the shooting to say that he felt that Reinoehl was mentally unstable and had delusions of grandeur.

In the Interview with VICE, Reinoel claims that he did not know that he shot Aaron Danielson and then went on to claim that he had to do something because he felt that friend of color he was with was in danger.

He then claimed that he “hated to say it, but we went on to say that he saw a civil war right around the corner. That that shot felt like the beginning of a war.”

He continued in the VICE interview saying that:

“Had I stepped forward, he would have maced or stabbed me,” he recalled, expressing that he had no regrets about his actions.
“If the life of anybody I care about is in danger, and there’s something I can do to prevent it,” Reinoehl continued. “I think that any good human being would do the same thing.

“I’ve got a viable case for self-defense and protection because there’s a definite threat to my life.”

Reinoehl told the journalist he “had no choice” but to shoot Danielson, claiming “I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that.”

After the shooting pro-cop and pro patriot Aaron Jay Danielson we seen lying on the ground wearing a Patriot Prayer cap and a Blue Lives Matter patch on his pants. 

Reinoehl did sy something in the interview that I think many people should listen carefully to and that is he said:

“I used to really love this country and I respected the flag and everything that it represented, but because of all this every time I see a big truck especially with a flag on it, immediately think they are out to get me.”

Reinoehl obviously was triggered by a caravan of trucks flying Trump support, Blue Lives Support and American Flags that moved through Portland last Saturday.

He said that he saw six hundred vehicles with these flags–he claimed there were more of those vehicles than what he calls “real Citizen” vehicles.

He said it felt like “the beginning of a war.”

Now after watching the interview on VICE it is not hard to acertain that Michael Reinoehl had deep rooted hate for people who brazenly show their patriotism and we know that there are a number of extremists that see the Amercian flag as the equivalent of the Nazi flag of World War Two.

In fact, that is the so called battle cry for members of Antifa and that is to eliminate the enemy that they see as fascist or white supremacist.

This is not going to change and it is with this philosophy that we very well could be finding ourselves in what can be seen as a “Dirty War” or a war that espouses state- sponsored terrorism.

I have spoken about this type of civil war within a civil war where factions of the people declare war on the police –and the police, protected by the government are backed by paramilitary and military groups forcing the country into a police state.

This called a Dirty War and as I have pointed out it was this type of civil war that plagued Argentina for many years.

According to its most widespread definition, during a dirty war, the state employs all of its resources to fight against an elusive and hidden enemy. It is not a conventional war because there are no open battles — the state needs to perform a reticular search when looking for its enemies. Importantly, the enemies of the state are armed and covertly active; as a consequence, kidnapping, torture, rape, and clandestine detention centers are, so goes the narrative, required. The rules of warfare seem to mutate when it comes to eradicating a clandestine opponent.

It is a war against insurgence, the term “dirty war” deliberately invokes an organized campaign of counterinsurgency, and some see it as state sponsored terrorism.

We hear both the right and left invoke these ideologies in the middle of what we can see is a color revolution with rebellion against a threat.

Both sides see the other as a threat but the real target is the police.

It needs to be said that apart from political punditry and blind support for two sides.

There are no two sides vying for control over territory. There are no organized armies or professional paramilitary groups employed by professed patriots, Black Lives Matter or even Antifa.

However it can be argued that Antifa has in its camp Anarchist Black Bloc groups that are behind the violence we are seeing in the streets.

Up until the open execution of Aaron Danielson and the Police aided execution of Michael Reinoehl there has been no violence where lives have been taken – that is why both deaths are important because they have triggered rival state forces like the police and other clandestine paramilitary groups that can strike at any time claiming that they are doing this to contain the situation and bring back law and order.

Even though through Reinoehl’s narcissism that he believes that he has fired the first shot in the civil war – he may not be far from the mark only that he fired the first shot that could trigger state sponsored terrorism.

Some vocal members of Antifa see this as an execution by the police and Reinoehl’s sister believed that this could start a war between the police, BLM and Antifa.

There is where we see the similarities between what happened in Argentina and what is happening now in the United States.

Political violence was certainly a regular feature of the Argentine landscape since the early 1970s. Before the coup of 1976, there were left-wing guerrilla movements such as Montoneros and the Revolutionary Army of the people, and the right-wing paramilitary organizations like the Anticommunist alliance Argentina. However, the coup inaugurated a new era of systematic and unchallenged violence that left little space for these movements.

Left-wing guerrilla groups had no chance to seriously match the might of state forces. The armed capacity of revolutionary resistance was never able to successfully or continuously confront state violence, and they certainly did not use repressive tactics. 

The various wars and uprisings were common in the streets—lockdowns and curfews were instigated and people violating curfews were shot in the street with no trial. Various businesses were firebombed and national monuments were destroyed.

Does this sound familiar?

There were also various centers that were set up to detain people. Many people were tortured in order to give information about the various gangs operating in the city of Buenos Aires.

We can only understand the term “dirty war” within the greater context of the Cold War, and the American fight against communism more broadly. The US doctrine of national security identified what it saw as internal security threats facing each country in Latin America. Through specific training programs for local armed forces, the US military taught torture and counterinsurgency techniques destined to fight against what was seen as a Marxist take over in Latin America.

We are no longer in a Cold War but factions on both the left and the right see that Both China and Russia as enemies and many are speculating that both countries are secretly funding these inner-city wars and meddling in our elections.

However, if you have eyes you can see that now the propaganda is now using whatever means necessary to fuel psychological operations against the police.

This is by design and it is right out of the deep state playbook to bring down a government and to remove officials and to take over cities.

With what is happening we will be lucky if we even have a fair election as the exchange of power will not be guaranteed in January of 2021, nor will the election of 2020 satisfy those who see patriotic Americans as fascists.

No matter who is elected, they may be replaced with a temporary government by some outside influence.

Written by Clyde Lewis

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