Underprepared for the Capitol Riots, Overprepared for the Inauguration

 

In earlier posts, I put forth my take on the lack of a plan for the January 6th riot that took place in the Capitol building in Washington DC. I’ve been following the news on what happened, I’ll call it the under-reaction on January 6th. Now there seems to be an overreaction for the inauguration of Joe Biden.

The FBI has now been walking-back the story of capture and assassination teams breaching the Capitol. The Norfolk FBI office states that they issued warnings, yet the DC office has been silent on whether they were aware of warnings and warned the Capitol police of those warnings. The agent in charge in Norfolk may be on his way to Billings, Montana in the very near future if Democrats in Congress have their way. One must not disturb the narrative.

Certain Dems are floating their own conspiracy theory that Republican members of Congress conducted reconnaissance tours for the rioters. The media loves that, but they don’t have any names, just memories of seeing tours being conducted with people they’ve never seen before in the building. Adam Schiff, that paragon of honesty demands an investigation.

Now the National Guard soldiers sent to DC have come under suspicion and must be vetted before the big day. What must not be vetted is M4 carbines that are not a suitable weapon for crowd control, unless of course, you’re in Caracas.

One wonders why members of Congress are in charge of the Capitol police and directly involved in tactical decisions to protect the building. I do understand the concern if Senator or Representative Snirtler decides to wade in the reflecting pool dressed in nothing but a garter belt, or is shagging a Chi-Com spy. Who wouldn’t want to keep that a secret?

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  1. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    I no longer have any faith that the Yup-yup media will investigate anything. They will sit and wait for their regularly scheduled phone calls from sources who insist on anonymity because anything else will not only reveal their identity, but their motive for exaggerating (if not outright lying about) the information being imparted.

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  2. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    The Left has no problem with guns provided it is them doing the possessing and using. Personally I thing any Republican within 100 miles of DC is risking their lives. The Democrats would just love to shot a crowd of Republicans even if they have to round them up.

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  3. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    What do we think of the head of the Capitol Police being fired? He was condemned by he union head too.

    Other officers were suspended and some are under investigation.

    What do we think of the Capital Police officer that killed himself

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  4. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) (View Comment):

    What do we think of the head of the Capitol Police being fired? He was condemned by he union head too.

    Other officers were suspended and some are under investigation.

    What do we think of the Capital Police officer that killed himself?

    Sounds to me like the Capital Police purging non radical Democrats from the force. I expect to see much of this type thing as Democrats solidify their one party rule.

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  5. Roderic Reagan
    Roderic
    @rhfabian

    Doug Watt: Now the National Guard soldiers sent to DC have come under suspicion and must be vetted before the big day. What must not be vetted is M4 carbines that are not a suitable weapon for crowd control, unless of course, you’re in Caracas.

    Maybe Biden needs a Pretorian Guard.

    The US is looking more and more like a banana republic, and DC reeks of the fear the elites have for the American people, including our own troops.

    I saw it reported that not only do they have more troops in DC than are currently in Afghanistan and Iraq combined, but they are building walls and razor wire topped fences to keep the people out.

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  6. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Roderic (View Comment):

    Doug Watt: Now the National Guard soldiers sent to DC have come under suspicion and must be vetted before the big day. What must not be vetted is M4 carbines that are not a suitable weapon fotrr crowd control, unless of course, you’re in Caracas.

    Maybe Biden needs a Pretorian Guard.

    The US is looking more and more like a banana republic, and DC reeks of the fear the elites have for the American people, including our own troops.

    I saw it reported that not only do they have more troops in DC than are currently in Afghanistan and Iraq combined, but they are building walls and razor wire topped fences to keep the people out.

    They are vetting the NG troops there now. Effectively, they’ve conscripted one.

    There are two problems with that. First off, that’s not the way the Romans did it. They recruited the best of the best.

    Second, it didn’t take long for the Praetorians to realize that it wasn’t the Emperor who held the power; they did.

     Neither of those is as much a problem as the optics of the situation.

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  7. Old Bathos Moderator
    Old Bathos
    @OldBathos

    Congress needed its own police force on the pretext that separation of powers prevents federal cops under control of the executive branch from being in control. The more important reason is that they want to be exempt from arrest for things they often do.

    It is a tough job to do security in buildings open to the public when your main mission is more like highly discreet private security for a really demanding, privileged, private club.

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  8. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    They are actually doing the work of the Deplorables for them. If this war goes hot then this is the one military unit that is not loyal and must be destroyed.

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