What is BORTAC and why is it patrolling the streets of Portland?

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      This is a very in-depth and fact-filled piece from the WSWS about this Border Patrol SWAT team. Fortunately, there are not very many of them, but since the Democrats want to increase Dept. of Homeland Security funding, that could easily change. If you want to know who some of your enemies are, this article is well worth the read. And yes, @satan the Bush Crime Family and their successor Obama are most definitely mentioned.

      From the article:

      Workers and youth in the US and around the world have watched with horror in recent days as gangs of heavily armed men, wearing generic camouflage without unit insignias or name tags, brutalized and illegally detained protesters on the streets of Portland, Oregon.

      The federal agents have used CS tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper bombs, flash bang grenades and sonic weapons that can do permanent physical damage against peaceful protesters. In the most chilling scenes, captured on video by demonstrators, the unidentified paramilitaries have seized protesters and thrown them into unmarked vans and cars for “questioning.”

      These squads of federal agents are drawn from a variety of agencies under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). They were deployed at the direction of the agency’s top officials in Washington.

      The squads include agents from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the US Marshal’s Service, the Coast Guard, the Federal Protective Service and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The DHS has reportedly placed a total of 2,000 officers on standby for deployment around the country.

      Full report here

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