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05 June 2020

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Jack
One of the biggest opponents of bringing US troops home was Mattis. He fought hard for the status quo. @realDonaldTrump ran and won the election partly by commitng to this policy. Why would Mattis take the job & then undermine the policy? Because it’s what DC types do.

https://twitter.com/richardgrenell/status/1269283006302191623?s=21

I believe Ric Grenell has this right. DC is by and large populated by those whose bread is buttered by the status quo. Combine that with TDS and we have a good explanation for the past 3+ years. Unfortunately for him and the country, Trump did not hire enough folks like Grenell who believed in the program but instead hired the vipers in all the key national security positions. Flaw in character??

blum

This would be a great cleansing.
-30-
Posted by: Jim | 06 June 2020 at 09:53 AM

30? Well yes, the cleaning of the Swamp is already happening. No?

J

Colonel,

French forces whacks an AQ terrorist

"Le 3 juin, les forces armées françaises, avec le soutien de leurs partenaires, ont neutralisé l’émir Al-Qaida au Maghreb islamique (AQMI), Abdelmalek Droukdal et plusieurs de ses proches collaborateurs, lors d’une opération dans le nord du Mali....
Ce combat essentiel pour la paix et la stabilité dans la région vient de connaître un succès majeur."

JMH

The Executive has a sizable federal police apparatus at its disposal. USSS and Homeland both have thousands of agents that can be called in. These people have badges and are trained in non-lethal and minimal necessary force.

I just watched thousands of upper middle class Arlingtonians marching down Clarendon BLVD towards DC. They were being led by BLM style activists who had the megaphones and were leading the chants of no justice no peace ect, and something about the KKK. I don’t think these folks will be jumping any fences. Although, bad actors may attempt to use them as a screen.

Aikido is the name of the game; now is the time for USSS to get its groove back.

turcopolier

JMH

When others than these upper middle class Arlingtonians go wild will you think the same? Are you so simple minded as to have missed the part in which I differentiate among different parts of the mob or is this agitprop? Aikido against antifa? You are ridiculous.

BillWade

Looks like the protesters are being shown what might be in store for them if they try something nasty, I doubt these guys ever travel in public like this:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1269295500106366978

I'd further explain why I made my previous post but have to go now. Basically, I didn't think a bunch of dead kids was a good view.

Barbara Ann

JMH

May? The provocateurs' job is to incite violence precisely so that it becomes impossible for LE to differentiate in the mob. If someone breaks the fences down and there is a charge on the WH, enthusiastic & naïve Arlingtonians may get caught up in the moment and rush through just because they think they'll get a great selfie with their BLM placard in the Rose Garden. Normally rational & risk-averse folk do crazy things in a mob. William Golding wrote a rather good book about the phenomenon. Three syllable slogans like the ones our politicians are fond of featured in the story.

Walrus

Reading the press in the last half hour this frosty morning, the protests so far are portrayed as nothing more than a series of pleasant walks in the park by middle class families. I hope that portrayal continues to be accurate.

However I have my doubts. The swamp and reactionary elements of the IC understand that Trump will clean house if re-elected. They also know that BLM has a very short shelf life - less than another week IMHO and as Larry has intimated via his advice on police training. I am therefore concerned that maidan style trouble may occur in the next few hours.

Artemesia

Flavius,

What we are witnessing has been four years in the making.

BLM protests scheduled from DC through every well over a dozen towns in Montgomery County NW all the way to Frederick, MD is being overseen by Samantha Subin. https://www.mymcmedia.org/several-protests-scheduled-across-montgomery-county-this-weekend/

Subin's LinkedIn page notes that, among others, she served internships at Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP, a spin-off of AIPAC); Yad Vashem and USHMM.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-subin-75a809168/

BLM protests in Howard County, MD (roughly, between DC and Baltimore) are organized by

"Micaela Lattimer, 19, who is an Indigenous Latina, and Sarah Fishkind, 19, who is white, previously worked together organizing for March For Our Lives Maryland — created after 17 people were killed during the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida."

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/cng-ho-youth-organizing-protests-20200605-gwfdwqdxmfaapkymmq2pvc27km-story.html
Fishkind, a student at Towson Univ. outside Baltimore, published "Generation Lockdown" on Nov. 12, 2019.
Prescient.
Also ironic that Fishkind attends and publishes from the same university from which Matt Heimbach graduated. Although Heimbach is making dramatic efforts to "amend his life" (he's now regularly attending AA meetings and is a principal in Light Upon Light, http://www.lightuponlight.online/shape-shifters/ ), a different 501c3 called Integrity First for America and funded to the tune of $10million has been created to support self-identified "loud-mouth Jewish lesbians" in a civil lawsuit against Charlottesville protesters, including Heimbach, with the expressed intent to "crush" and "bankrupt" the group, to curtail forever their right to speak freely. https://www.c-span.org/organization/?132555/Integrity-America


Artemesia

PS Generation Lockdown was published on Towson U's Hillel page,
https://towsonhillel.org/generation-lockdown-by-sarah-fishkind/

Andrei Martyanov

Esper should be fired for insubordination. There must be someone in the Pentagon who will obey orders. If McCarthy ordered NG troops to be disarmed he too should be fired. To place unarmed soldiers whether Regular (active duty) or reserve (ARNG) in a situation in which armed, violent people are present is equivalent to complicity in their fate.

That sure as hell reminds me of the initial load of....gymnastic sticks being stored at the check point of our brigade when the first shit started hitting fan in 1988. Yes, they really thought so that that will be enough in 1988. Things changed really fast and this bad joke was forgoten fast, but in our case it was a psychological paralysis of thinking that everything would be fine. We were wrong. That is when AK-74s even among officers (apart from standard issue PMs) started to be distributed. And then things got really bad and heavy armor started to move in, once it became clear that we as a garrison were having huge troubles containing things. But it was USSR, here, I sense a complete collapse of the chain of command due to both cowardice and political expediency. Esper should be arrested, not fired. The level of sabotage is stunning in D.C. Those people do not know what they are committing (no, not just treason), they are setting country for war. Trump either finds in him courage and determination or God help us all.

Artemesia

really screwing up, sorry -- I put the PS to response to Flavius in the wrong place.

PS. Fishkind published "Generation Lockdown" on Towson U's Hillel Org. page https://towsonhillel.org/generation-lockdown-by-sarah-fishkind/

elaine

Obviously I can't speaker for SecDef Esper, however I imagine he's hoping to defuse the situation & avoid bloodshed. If that's the case I sincerely hope his efforts are successful.

While some here @ SST seem to be advocating for a strong infantry style defense of the W.H. I speculate there's already enough weaponry inside the building to turn hordes of attackers into a fine pink mist. I'd be concerned how to defend from an ariel assult from drones whether their potential is primative or soficticated.

I'm praying for a peaceful resolve of the situation

turcopolier

elaine
The cops in the WH have nothing like enough weapons to turn back a mob. Esper is a mutineer and he should be fired and arrested for sedition. Please do not comment here again. I have no time for fools.

turcopolier

elaine
You would have been a Loyalist in the War of Independence.

mcohen

There is a coup going on.Trump is going to resign

JMH

I’m a long time fan, and it’s a metaphor.

Thank you for a most valuable education over many years.

Eric Newhill

Thankfully, the protest in DC was peaceful.

As I told Walrus recently, you can't keep young people locked in their homes for months. The pent up energies need to express. They have found a reason to break the quarantine that permits them to maintain their vision of themselves as good moral people.

That breakout was hijacked by a minority of radicals. The radicals will go on killing cops here and there, but the large demonstrations will die down as the covid lockdowns ease up. I think we're going to reach a state of relative societal calm very soon.

scott s.

This bring to mind Washington in 1861. Say what you want about "spoons" Butler he did come with the troops. But I think more important was the role of Charles Stone, who was an Ordnance officer but previously had left the army. He was in DC and organized the DC militia as the first force to defend Lincoln in the transfer of administrations (and hence the Constitution) against all enemies foreign and domestic.

longarch

Several anonymous researchers are claiming that POTUS executed a masterful strategy to prevent Maidan-style snipers causing a public outcry.


[An anonymous researcher commented:]

Why did the DC Protest fizzle last night?

Trump/Esper/Barr changed the game on them. No regime change by "protestors" infiltrating crowd or posting "their own" snipers up high.

[There is] Evidence [that Clinton-loving traitors planned] modern day regime change by way of infiltration of 'peaceful protestors'

[one can] Model the Ukraine Maiden coup to effect regime change in the United States i.e. overthrow Trump.

[Here is an] Academic paper on analysis of video of the massacre attributes to a FF operation

https://www.academia.edu/8776021/The_Snipers_Massacre_on_the_Maidan_in_Ukraine

EsperDOD orders troops disarmed.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/06/defense-secretary-mark-esper-orders-national-guard-in-d-c-to-disarm-wear-soft-caps-instead-of-helmets/

USSS on camera posting 'good guy' snipers to monitor the crowd. (twitter)

https://twitter.com/FordFischer/status/1269295500106366978

All NG given with arrest authority by taking oath of US Marshal. (twitter)

https://twitter.com/TheCollectiveQ/status/1269295323891064838

All Air taken out of the 'WH coup"

[Another scholar commented:]

This sheds a lot of light on why the USSS visibly placed a counter sniper team, why the NG has many last minute load out changes, and perhaps what the plan was for a coup.

This was set up almost exactly like the Ukraine coup, but DJT was many steps ahead.

Long story short, possible plan was have DS people snipe armed NG, fake or real armed NG fire into the crowd, and then chaos.

Source:
https://wearethene.ws/notable/111795

walrus

Long arch,

Thank you for posting about the demonstration, it explains a lot.

I wonder how long we must wait for them to try “plan B”?

TonyL

Colonel,

Sir, sorry to get you upset.

If you read closely, I said "calling in any Army unit to defend the White House perimeter is a really bad idea. Let the police and the National Guards keep the peace". Army infantry is a lethal force whose mission is to fight foreign wars. We know National Guards can be deployed to fight foreign wars, too, in emergency. Citizens of this country will be willing to accept the fact that the police force is not enough in this situation, thus the NG present to keep peace are OK. But using the Army against civilians is just a very very bad tactic.

Sir, I also did not misquote you. I said " defense the White House perimeter". In that, of course I meant the soldiers position would be inside the fence. However, it does not matter much. Just the present of the Army infantry will raise the temperature so much that we will just make our worst fear come true.

PS. I post this again, in case you've missed my post. On the other hand, you have moderated my post into a trash bin without reading it closely :) In that case I'm banned, so please let me know so I won't post again. And I sincerely thank you again for what you have been doing on SST for the last 16 years or so.

turcopolier

TonyL

"make our worst fear come true." Our worst fear should be having the mob overrun and trash the WH, not loss of life among the insurgents.

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