Max Blumenthal: Breach of Capitol Security Was Like a Military Operation
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AG: Do you have a guess about how much of the crowd that gathered at the Ellipse were there to storm the Capitol building?
MB: A hundred percent of them were. Not all were participants, but this was openly celebrated. I mean, just being among the crowd, I got there right after they were pushed out, after the shooting of Ashli Babbitt, which kind of stopped them dead in their tracks. And I tried to get inside, but as I tried to go in, there were guys coming out with blood on their hands because they had touched her body or attempted to revive her. And then the police were pepper spraying everyone. Someone had actually finally mobilized some kind of riot police, but the whole crowd was supportive of what took place.
So it wasn’t as if there was some kind of special advanced force or like shock troops that had planned without anyone else knowing to break into the Capitol, but such a disproportionate percentage of this group was former military, former law enforcement, or current law enforcement that they began rappelling up the sides of the Capitol with ropes, and they made it up the side of the Capitol in seconds. It was like a military style operation, and Ashli Babbitt herself was in the US Air Force. She had military experience, and for her, it seemed like it was just another mission…
I assume that some of these plans were discussed on Reddit, on Subreddit forums, 4chan, 5chan, that kind of thing. And honestly, the reason I went down is because I kind of knew this was going to happen.
I was surprised they got in because I assumed there would be enough of a police presence to stop them, but I knew something insane was going to happen. That’s why I chose to go down because I hadn’t gone down to the previous Proud Boys incursions into DC, just because I considered it to be kind of like playacting. But this seemed to be something much more serious that I needed to cover. And there were calls to stay home from elite white liberals on Twitter and within the general white liberal community of DC, whose homes surround the Capitol and whose population far outnumbers those of the right who were able to get into DC. They said, “Stay home. All they want is to create chaos. And if you go out, it will create more chaos.” So the Biden voters avoided the Capitol, did not confront or try to talk to the rioters, and didn’t protect this building that they call the People’s House. That was, I think, an additional factor in why it was just so easy for the rioters to get in.
If there had been, let’s say 1000 Biden voters protesting with their silly, you know, “Hate Has No Home Here” signs and “Love Trumps Hate” or whatever, it would have mobilized police forces to protect them. And what I saw was that took an hour or two after the invasion of the Capitol for DC Metro Police (MPD), the main force of the DC police—which has a riot squad—to actually mobilize and get to the scene. And that’s even though the MPD has a long history of dealing with violent riots. And when they did mobilize, they had riot shields and batons, but it took another I’d say 15 minutes to half hour for them to actually bring in the “less lethal weapons” that they used against Black Lives Matter, which was not trying to invade a federal building…
January 14, 2021 at 7:19 PM #394882Scott CrowderParticipant
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The racists rioted and the security let them.
Cuz of course.
January 15, 2021 at 6:17 AM #395048YanathParticipant
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He said in the interview that it’s fractured or it doesn’t even exist.
“What passes for the left in the US? Well, when George W. Bush stole the 2000 election in broad daylight, were there any protests? Was there anything? I remember going to a protest in Los Angeles, and there were like a hundred older hippies there. It was pathetic.”
January 17, 2021 at 2:24 AM #395583
January 14, 2021 at 8:11 PM #394899RCW2020Participant
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Which foreign govt/entity have possession of SOH Pelosi’s laptop, hmmmm?
This was a well orchestrate breach of national security.
This breach used the one-tooth trumpinistas and their cover and willing pawns to accomplish their task.
Mission Accomplished, indeed..
January 15, 2021 at 5:57 AM #395046YanathParticipant
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“I think there are contexts where people who are attracted to the more extreme currents of US politics, who are interested in basically burning it all down as a way of playing out their own personal psychodrama, can get mental health support. That could be possible if we actually had a medical system in this country that was public and that supported people, but we don’t. I think mental health is a huge issue here. I’m actually working on a piece about it, about someone who participated in a very central way in the riot in the Capitol. I interviewed him and his family, and he was clearly suffering from some psychological trauma and mental health issues and playing it out through extreme politics.
And there were a number of people I met there who had apparent mental health issues. I could tell just speaking to them.”
I’m in good company with Max Blumenthal. The fauxgressives can bite me.
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