Armed National Guard troops swarming the Capitol

| January 13, 2021

This doesn’t look like a third world dictatorship at all, does it? For the party that has been harping about “demilitarizing” the police, they sure seem to want to militarize the election.

Jeff LPH 3 sends in two related articles. First, Military Times points out how the halls of the Capitol are teeming with National Guardsmen, in stark contrast to the schoolchildren, constituents, and other tourists normally stalking the halls of the People’s House.

As House lawmakers held a historic impeachment vote on Wednesday, they did so not with members of the general public in the viewing galleries above but instead with National Guard troops patrolling the nearby hallways of the Capitol building.

The scene — which came just one week after hundreds of rioters attacked the building in a bid to preserve Donald Trump’s hold on the presidency — for many was a jarring militarization of the center of American democracy.

But, lawmakers said, it was also a necessary precaution given the previous violence and ongoing threats to the Capitol complex.

“The attack on the Capitol was a violent insurrection that resulted in the spilling of American blood,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said in response to reporters’ questions about the military security presence. “Officers were brutally beaten. The attackers wanted to assassinate Nancy Pelosi, hang Mike Pence, and hunt down sitting members of Congress.”

Those who stormed the Capitol last week were clearly in the wrong. Everyone can agree with that. The assaults against police officers were unconscionable and inexcusable. I do think Mr. Jeffries is playing up the threat to himself a wee bit. The attackers seemed more interested in being disruptive, stealing Pelosi’s podium, or posing behind her desk.

In related news, the Guardsmen in the nation’s Capitol are permitted to be armed. This is an unusual move. Also from Military Times,

There are now as many as 20,000 troops from around the country who have been authorized to assist local and federal law enforcement in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration, until into early February, some with firearms in hand.

“This was requested by federal authorities and authorized by the Secretary of the Army,” according to a statement from NGB. “National Guard members are postured to meet the requirements of the supported civil authorities, up to and including protective equipment and being armed if necessary.”

We’re up to 20,000 troops in or coming to D.C. That’s more than twice as many troops as were involved in Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion of Grenada. Twenty thousand is about how many troops were used in Operation Just Cause, when we invaded Panama!

 

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", "Your Tax Dollars At Work", 2020 Election, DC Government

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  1. ChipNASA says:

    Posers claiming they were part of the “Capital Deployment “Battle of the Hill” where they were used to arrest most of the Deep State actors an then surrounded and escorted the entire White House Staff and Donald J Trump to the Capital, all the way from the Ellipse down the National Mall, in a human shield, allowing him to be sworn in for a Second Term as President of the United States, this time for an unprecedented SIX YEARS, because of the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference, thus allowing him a two year do-over, and the other deep state bad actors get frog marched in handcuffs to jail/prison/GITMO and a variety of other places around the globe before trials for treason and sedition etc.
    There you go, TAH DAH, you heard it here first.

    Chip

  2. Graybeard says:

    I can see Venezuela from here.

  3. Only Army Mom says:

    This is why I have been convinced those who stormed the Capital were Lefty agitators…that act now justifies treating Trump and all his supporters as dangerous.

    See what has to be done? We must have 20,000 armed National Guard troops in the Capital!

    I’ll give the Dems one thing – they are masters at messaging, calling up down and getting their lies repeated until half the country believes them to be truths.

    • rgr769 says:

      That would explain why certain Capitol Police opened barricades and doors and let protesters into the Capitol building. It is looking like we had our Reichstag fire event last week, but without any fire.

  4. 5JC says:

    My nephew is up there. He says it is a lot of disorganized chaos so far.

    I guess these guys never read Sun Tzu.

    • ChipNASA says:

      You’ve been on a large deployment before.
      Organized cluster fuck with a huge amount of hurry up and wait.
      Remember?
      Oh, and no absolute clear vision or objective. And shit changes any and every few hours.
      Yeah, nailed it!!

  5. Slow Joe says:

    Meanwhile, every General in the chain of command has sent his own “message to the force” under their command, making public their support for the President Elect, denouncing the Capital Incident as an attack on our democratic institutions, and warning the force that “there is no room for extremism” in the military.

  6. UpNorth says:

    Up next, loyalty oaths to the President-elect. And a short questionnaire on your family’s political beliefs and what the troop has ever heard them say about Joe and the Ho. Hey

  7. David says:

    Sure wish they were as enthusiastic about using our government forces to control those who burned, looted, rioted, and despoiled across the country all summer.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Can’t be doing that to their “voting base”… gotta keep them on “the plantation” (as one of their late leaders once said).

    • USMC Steve says:

      Those people doing the acts of domestic terrorism were democrat operatives. The social democrats would never screw over or impede their own minions.

      • RGR 4-78 says:

        “social democrats would never screw over or impede their own minions”

        At least until they are no longer useful.

    • Jus Bill says:

      They no longer need the “voter base”. They have Dominion.

  8. KoB says:

    Wonder if they’ll be issued the blue helmets before or after the swearing in ceremony?

  9. AZRobert says:

    Patriots of the Republic will stand down till the smoke clears after the 20th and see what stands.

    Duty, Honor and Country or Commie, Cash and Cowards…

    Counting coup or eating soup.

  10. Alpha Bravo says:

    Donald Maduro needs to tell his thugs not to “protest” at the inauguration. Stand down and stand by wasn’t enough. Let them just enjoy their free trillion dollar stimulus from old Donnie and revel in the fact that he’s the only President ever to be impeached twice!

    Name edited to protect PII.
    AW1

  11. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Odd. The Donks who were so worried about Trump going Dictator!!! (Any day now! Just you wait and see! Dictator!!!11!) and refusing to leave office,

    just demanded that our Capitol be swarmed with 20,000 soldiers.

    Who, exactly, is commanding the Army, today? And who, at the stroke of a pen, Federalises and commands the National Guard?

    That “Send the Guard!” move is not what I would expect from folks worried about their opponent going dictator and staging a coup.

    I mean, what would be the absolute -worst- possible are-you-both-stupid-and-insane move, if Trump was planning a coup? A coup that would require some overwhelming force to seize the Capitol…

    Odd, eh?

    And assume for a moment that the Donks are as wrong about “dictator” as they are about so many other things. Then what exactly happens next? On the 20th, when that oath of office is taken, what then?

    Who then might decide to start giving orders from behind that massive force, orders they would never give if the Capitol was at normal operation?

    Who, exactly, has a coup in mind?

    Trump supposedly won’t attend. I think he is smart in avoiding it.

    Do they let him leave?

    We shall see.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Another odd bit.

      Congresscritters now have to be security screened, under penalty of multi-thousand-dollar fines.

      Thus ensuring the Congresscritters are utterly helpless if some sort of armed force were to start making arrests, or someone just starts giving sketchy orders about new rules.

      Odd, eh?

      • Hack Stone says:

        Kind of like that video out on Al Gore’s Amazing Internet when Saddam Hussein had all of the politicians locked in the chamber and had his security forces come in and arrest the “traitors”.

        And since now our Representatives and Senators are now required to be screened in order to enter the Capitol, does this mean they can no longer bypass security screening at the airport?

  12. Hack Stone says:

    Once again, Hack Stone is confused. Shouldn’t they be deploying 20,000 social workers?

  13. 26Limabeans says:

    Maybe they should order everyone to stay in their homes….

  14. OldManchu says:

    I see many picture of these troopers sleeping on the hard floors without even a poncho liner or piss pad. Damn.

    • MI Ranger says:

      That is during the day because they are so bored!

      What is worse is there is no MWR to get a deck of playing cards!

  15. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Say, with the supposedly “anarchist” / “anti-fascist” crowd be flinging poo at the huge display of authority and government power?

    Oh, wait. They like -some- fascism and government.

  16. Sapper3307 says:

    Somebody has to guard Hunter, think he will show up?

  17. Slow Joe says:

    Any word on who Jake Angeli, the dude with the horned helmet, really is?

    The legacy media is exploding trying to portrait him as a Qanon follower, but a few tips in his behavior and choice of words makes me suspect he is actually pAntifa.

    • AZRobert says:

      Citizens Free Press

      The National Pulse

      Epoch times

      and others have the stories and video’s…

      The info is out and the signal will not be stopped.

      • Slow Joe says:

        Well, I searched his name using both Google and DuckDuckGo and all it came out was legacy lies.

        • AZRobert says:

          Jacob Anthony Chansley, known professionally as Jake Angeli

          From the Arizona Daily Independent story of 1-10

  18. Commissar says:

    There was literally an insurrection a week ago to overthrow an election and install a despot.

    And there is current ongoing threats of violence because there is hundreds of thousands of coup d’eTwats still brainwashed into believing the election was stolen.

    So the national guard has to be there.

    That is one of the primary reasons the national guard exists.

    • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

      SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! SQUAWK!

    • ChipNASA says:

      You take your chronically, domestically abused, tiny pee pee elsewhere.
      Your schtick is WAY past old, there fella.
      Nuff said.

  19. Commissar says:

    They are not militarizing the election.

    The election is over.

    They are protecting the inauguration.

    From the brainwashed traitor dipshits that want to disrupt it.

    • Thunderstixx says:

      You mean like antifukbrains disguised as MAGA voters ???
      If we were half as violent as you and the rest of your chickenshit klowne komrads are, you would already be dead…
      You just can’t hide the fact6 that we scare the shit out of you and all of your ilk….
      Go piss up a rope, little billy buttfuck…

  20. The Other Whitey says:

    Massive, blatant election fraud was pulled off successfully. Mountains of evidence were forcibly ignored. The media and establishment politicians are not only gaslighting the nation claiming “no evidence,” but are calling half or more of America domestic terrorists, traitors, etc. There are calls for violence and repression from the left. As one example, a high-level douche at PBS was caught advocating “re-education camps” and was fired in damage control when the video was released. Democrat congressdouchers have gone on record demanding that troops deployed to DC be vetted for political reliability.

    All this from the same people who incessantly call me fascist.

    In every Republican presidential victory in my 36 years outside the womb, leftists shrieked about imminent atrocities: “they’re gonna round up all the Mexicans, torture all the homosexuals, etc.” The response from all but a few trolls on the right was “No, we’re not. Relax.” Now, however, we who didn’t vote for Rapey Joe and Kammy Whorris are rightly worried, and what do we hear more and more from the left? Variations on “That’s right, you SHOULD be scared!”

    Our electoral process has been delegitimized before our very eyes. Only an idiot would believe those responsible will surrender the power they have stolen. Now we either slide quietly into the abyss of totalitarianism, or we replenish the Tree of Liberty. Both options are unthinkably terrifying. The question we must ask ourselves is: which is the lesser of these two evils?

    • Commissar says:

      No. It wasn’t.

      And now Trump lawyers are facing sanctions and lawsuits for the charade.

      They never presented any evidence of widespread election fraud.

      Despite some frustrated judges demanding they present evidence.

      It is a lie that Trump was never allowed to present evidence. In a few cases were thrown out for lack of standing, but dozens went to evidence and testimony and they had nothing. Just anecdotes and and the kinds of statistically negligible mistakes that happen in every national election involving tens of thousands of volunteer election workers.

      Some of these lawyers are facing huge consequences for this charade.

      One is facing a billion dollar lawsuit. She is screwed. Because she never had any evidence despite her constant publicity stunts.

      • The Other Whitey says:

        Fuck off, you lying, projecting, slithering, oathbreaking, gaslighting, whining, cowering, bootlicking, cocksucking, sisterfucking lump of snake shit. You are without integrity or any other virtue.

        Besides, it should’ve been obvious that I wasn’t talking to you.

    • Mason says:

      To be fair, election fraud is nothing new. Tammany Hall, the Chicago political machine, LBJ’s shenanigans, the list is really endless.

      • Hondo says:

        Yep. Now, bonus question time: what else do Tammany Hall, the Chicago political machine, the “Duke of Duval’s” (LBJ’s) South Texas election fraud, and the “felons decided the outcome” 2008 Minnesota Senatorial race have in common?

        • The Other Whitey says:

          Ooh, I know! I know!

          • Hondo says:

            Let’s hear the answer, TOW! And remember: this isn’t Jeopardy – rather, This Ain’t Hell – so there’s no need to phrase the answer as a question. (smile)

            • 11B-Mailclerk says:

              Well the format here is

              WTF is widespread Democrat election fraud?

            • The Other Whitey says:

              They’re ALL………democrats! And they all had (or still have) long histories of successfully pulling off electoral fraud.

              • Hondo says:

                Ding ding ding! We have a pair of winners (but not a pair of Weiners)!!!

                And with the exception (possibly) of the last, they were indeed all large, widespread, and industrial-scale voter fraud operations.

                One may exist, but I simply don’t know of any such operations of similar scope perpetrated by the GOP – e.g., operations capable of changing the outcome of a statewide or national election. Unlike the party which uses a jackass as its symbol, the GOP just doesn’t seem to have the requisite expertise and/or inclination to conduct industrial-scale voter fraud.

  21. Thunderstixx says:

    Please, please oh PRETTY PLEASE twitter that fuck !!!!
    He doesn’t scare any of us, he’s only here to antagonize people.

  22. ninja says:

    I have to ask….

    Do you think those National Guard troops will receive a special Medal/Ribbon/Award for doing this?

    And yes, I am SERIOUS…

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Campaign medal for “Operation Enduring Clusterfuck”

      Brown ribbon suspending a burning dumpster.

      Ribbon is brown with the mini dumpster device.

    • OldManchu says:

      It will be called the “C’mon Man!” service award.

    • Claw says:

      ninja, just looked at the Wiki entry for NG awards and a common theme arose of most states already having a emergency service/activation type of ribbon/medal available for award purposes. Perhaps, when the troops return to home station, the individual states will cut orders for those personnel that were called up.

      • ninja says:

        Claw:

        Is this the site?

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_decorations_awarded_by_the_United_States_National_Guard

        Have to admit that I did enjoy reading 11B-Mailclerk and Old Manchu’s responses/comments (Thank You both for that)

        Am trying to grasp the concept about a National Guard Troop being recognized with a award for doing his/herjob…isn’t this why we have a National Guard in the first place?

        Thank You again, Claw.

        • OWB says:

          “Doing his/her job” while in the National Guard usually means being at work at a private company or somewhere other than the military. Being activated means leaving your job. More often than not it is to do something the full-time military folks don’t want to do, are stretched too thin to do, or responding to a state emergency.

          Yes, responding to a state emergency will often get you an award. For instance, I spent a career over 4 decades and was never called up for state emergency duty so never got that award. I have seen others get awards for doing things like rescuing people and their stuff from floods, hurricanes, fires, bombings, and various other natural and unnatural events. No biggy.

          Some of the current bunch of Guard folks around the country may also get some well deserved state awards for what they have done during this dempanic. They certainly deserve it.

  23. ninja says:

    Commissar:

    Have to ask..

    Will President Trump FINALLY be leaving your head AFTER 20 January 2021…or will you still be obsessed with him…the same obsession that Nancy Legosi and Aunt Maxine Waters possess?

    It is not mentally and emotionally healthy for you to be obsessed with President Trump….unless you are projecting a bad childhood, i.e. President Trump possibly reminding you of absent parents while you were growing up?

    Hope you can move on after 20 January 2021 and perhaps one day, provide POSITIVE comments about Valor Heroes, recipes, STOLEN VALOR, etc. etc. because there ARE other topics addressed on TAH…*Smile*

    And seriously, if you get this chance, please check out this guy’s HILARIOUS Videos…he nails it all the time!

    “How To Paint A Stimulus Deal”

  24. Claw says:

    Yep, that’s the site. I can’t tell you how relieved I was when I read that the state of Maryland had deemed obsolete their World War One Service Medal. It’s almost like a huge weight was lifted off my back./smile

  25. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Gee. I thought we were told there were no hard-left or Andy Tifa provocateurs in the Capitol on the 6th.

    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-fbi-arrests-left-wing-anarchist-leader-john-sullivan-for-inciting-riot-in-capitol-siege/

  26. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    So, this Andy Tiff thug was inciting, and videoed himself, and bragged of it, and spoke at length with his FBI interrogator.

    And got his ass arrested. Lol.

    But note in the article, who exactly was he inciting with standard hard-left blather? Hm. Almost like he wasn’t acting alone.

    https://redstate.com/shipwreckedcrew/2021/01/14/well-known-antifa-rioter-arrested-and-charged-with-rioting-in-capitol-confesses-in-interview-with-fbi-n310082

    • Hondo says:

      Gee. It almost seems as if Tiff has admitted to the FBI that he was acting as an agent provocateur for the anti-Trump political Left.

      Nah. Couldn’t be. No one on the political Left would ever do something like that.

      (Yeah, the entire last para above was sarcasm.)

  27. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Congratulations donk-holes.

    You have turned our shining city of Liberty, our nation’s Capitol, into your

    FurorBunker