Oregon Sends in National Guard To Quell Violent Riots – but Only After Election


ANALYSIS – For the first time in half a century, the Oregon National Guard has been deployed onto city streets by the Democrat governor to quell violent leftist and anarchist riots. Humvees rolled through downtown Portland and National Guard troops in camouflage took to the streets to move out rioters and protesters.

This, after months of non-stop rioting, looting, and arson in Portland, and elsewhere. But why now? And where is the media outrage?

Well, it appears that with the election over, the rioting no longer serves a political purpose to bash President Trump.

The Democrat state’s months-long refusal to forcefully counter the rioting forced President Trump to deploy federal law enforcement officers to protect federal personnel and assets, such as the federal courthouse in Portland. An action that was ferociously condemned by the dominant media and opposition politicians.

In the current wave of leftist violence, according to OPB.org “Protesters marched through downtown Portland on Wednesday night in a march planned regardless of the outcome of the presidential election. Chanting ‘No cops, no prisons, total abolition,’ some demonstrators smashed windows of local businesses.”

Earlier in the day, reported OPB, “around 300 anti-capitalist and anarchist demonstrators, most of them wearing black clothing, gathered at the North Park Blocks in downtown Portland.”

Soon after. Gov. Kate Brown activated the Oregon National Guard to support local and state police, the Oregon State Police, acting as a unified command with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau, declared a riot, and ordered protestors to disperse, noted OPB.org.

Police officers repeatedly confronted the crowds and would then back off after crowds had dispersed. Oregon National Guard troops, “who were already on standby in anticipation of unrest with the election, held intersections and helped disperse the crowd,” reported OPB.org.

And in the ultimate show of hypocrisy, after months of dismissing the violence, and refusing to prosecute offenders, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt, a Democrat, issued a statement Thursday condemning the property destruction.

According to OPB.org, Schmidt said, without a hint of irony or shame:

What we saw last night — the destruction of property at multiple businesses including at a female-founded and women run local clothing store, at a church that provides healing and shelter, clothing, food and assistance to homeless individuals and people overcoming substance abuse and addiction and at a hotel that is committed to the revitalization of Old Town Chinatown — is unacceptable and criminal.

“He added that his office supports peaceful demonstrations, but he plans to work with law enforcement to prosecute people who engage in criminal behavior.”

I’m certain the law-abiding citizens of Portland are asking – “why not 5 months ago?”


Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Barry
Barry
17 days ago

Well, now it’s not for their favor. Imagine that.

Andy
17 days ago

Why isn’t every business in Portland not taking the State and City to court for this outright show of bias that destroyed their town? Guess the school buses will be running on Monday because it will be safe then.

Barry
Barry
17 days ago

They are afraid of the reprecusions.

notalib
notalib
17 days ago
Reply to  Barry

They have already lost their business’s, means of making a living. What repercussions would they lose? Thanks to liberal Democrat politicians Portland and many other cities are burning. So why aren’t the citizens of Portland taking the State and City to court?

Rich
Rich
17 days ago
Reply to  notalib

Because they are sheep and need to be lead

john vieira
17 days ago
Reply to  Rich

Thought you misspelled…but on rereading do believe you are right!!!

Floyd Hardee
17 days ago
Reply to  notalib

Yellow. Expect the government to reimburse them using Red State’s tax money.

Daisy
Daisy
17 days ago

The left threw their cities under the bus because they thought it would help them win the election. Now that the election is over and their cities are in ruins they know that the new President that cheated to get elected, will use taxpayer money to rebuild these cities. Will their populations ever trust them again? Probably, because they are fed lies by the Dems, big tech, and our useless media. So sad.

Jo Nanni
Jo Nanni
17 days ago

COWARDS!!!!!

Richard
Richard
17 days ago

Dems are such incredible hypocrites! What a bunch of a$$holes!

Rivahmitch
Rivahmitch
17 days ago

Eff Him.. Let the scum who voted for him enjoy having their city burn to the ground.

Jake
Jake
17 days ago

I say just shoot them all and end this crap!

john vieira
17 days ago
Reply to  Jake

That option may yet have to be utilized…

Floyd Hardee
17 days ago

Rat finks and cowards have a lot in common. Scum-o-crats are pretty much all alike. Disgusting!

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
17 days ago

Clearly, the cavalry isn’t coming to save us. Time to defend ourselves with maximum force.

Daniel Quigley
Daniel Quigley
17 days ago

Every single business in Portland should just lock their doors for good and move to another city where they will be protected. Seems that Portland and Oregon could care less until they got the result they wanted. Now that drugs are legal in that state along with pissing and shiting in public it’s time to bankrupt that state and city by moving out.

Mike W
Mike W
16 days ago

Now that the job is exponentially tougher they decide to risk these peoples lives. I know what I would tell them. Send your genius politicians in to talk them down.


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