Leftist attack on ICE office in San Antonio may be a portent of worse to come

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
By Paul Martin

By Monica Showalter
August 14, 2019

San Antonio’s ICE office was hit with a barrage of bullets in the wee hours of the morning, mercifully striking no one, though there were people working in the specially targeted office.

Obviously, what happened was a political act, rooted in die-hard opposition to any enforcement of U.S. borders. According to the Washington Examiner, it was the fourth such act targeting law enforcement in just a few weeks:

Last month, protesters with Never Again blocked the entrances to ICE’s national headquartersin Washington, D.C.

In mid-July, police in Tacoma, Washington, fatally shot an armed man after they said he hurled Molotov cocktails at an ICE building.

On July 12, a group of protesters in Aurora, Colorado, took down an American flag and two other flags from outside an ICE facility and raised a Mexican flag and a defaced “thin blue line” flag, which commemorates law enforcement.

Antifa is a likely suspect, given its open advocacy of violence and encouragement from some elements of the media, such as Fredo Cuomo. But there are others, both from the list cited by the Examiner above, as well as a new investigative book coming up from Michelle Malkin, chronicling the funders of open borders. She describes it here.

It represents a downward slide, the Latin Americanization of U.S. politics. If you want to know how Colombia became a hellhole in the late 1990s when first Pablo Escobar and his M-19 leftist guerrilla allies waged a reign of terror on the country’s judges, then the Cali cartel did its damage, then the FARC Marxist narcoterrorists made open warfare with the Colombia government, and now the ELN has made Colombia so miserable, look no further than the leftis rhetoric coming from the pols, the press and the university intellectuals. Together, they created the petri dish from which terror attacks on government buildings could go off with such impunity.

From San Antonio in particular, we are seeing the bedrock of incivility and leftist rhetoric already being laid. The city’s congressman, Rep. Joaquin Castro, was last seen doxxing his constituents for donating money to President Trump’s re-election campaign and whether he admits it or not, encourging harassment of the locals he purportedly represents. The city’s archbishop, Gustavo Garcia-Siller, openly declared President Trump a racist, an unprecedented wading into politics for a Catholic prelate, and something he had to apologize for. But the deed was done. The rhetoric was out there, and next thing you know, a quite possibly liberation theology-minded leftist radical shot up the ICE offices in San Antonio.

Thus far, in the wake of this gun violence, the archbishop hasn’t condemned what happened at his own hometown ICE offices. His outrage over gun violence, it seems, is selective.

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