Every time the ruling class fail to accomplish any single task, the results work in their benefit.
For example, with the January 6 Capitol Storm.
- Knew that there was going to be an angry mob
- Knew that angry mobs pose security risks
- Decided to not send any cops at all, and in fact removed most of the cops from the city the day before the event
- Ordered police to allow the mob inside of the Capitol building
Big screw up, huh?
The results were:
- Donald Trump was impeached
- Republicans rallied against Trump
- Donald Trump was banned from Facebook
- Millions of Trump supporters were banned from the internet
- The Justice Department quietly changed privacy laws, allowing them to directly buy private data from tech companies without a warrant and use the data they buy to prosecute people
- There is now talk of a domestic terrorism law, that will allow unprecedented spying on Americans who disagree with the government’s policies, making them akin to Islamic terrorists following 911
- There is talk of an international body coming together to silence freedom of speech on the internet
- The website Parler was completely taken offline, and instead of saying “make your own internet” as they told me in 2017, they are saying explicitly that the speech of people who disagree with them is dangerous violence, and has to be shut down at all costs
- They are now directly targeting anyone who wants to allow speech online by people who disagree with the government
- They are hunting and targeting Russian and Chinese companies that provide Americans who have been silenced in America with a place to express their political views
It’s all a little bit like if your grandma has 10 million dollars that you’re going to inherit when she dies, and you push her down the stairs, killing her. Then you do an investigation into yourself, and admit that you made a big mistake pushing her down the stairs. Then, based on the investigation you do of yourself, the courts decide that although it was a big mistake to murder your grandma, it had nothing to do with the 10 million dollars you’re inheriting, and that you will face no punishment and get to keep the 10 million.
I’m serious – this is what’s happening and you’re all witnessing it happen right in front of your face.
The media is now admitting that the entry to the Capitol was only possible because the police were pulled, even though they knew there was going to be violence.
The Capitol Police department on Tuesday delivered to Congress its first after-action report since the deadly pro-Trump assault on the Capitol, laying out a dismal picture of failure to prepare adequately despite knowing days ahead of time that right-wing extremists could target lawmakers.
Testifying by videoconference to a closed session of a House committee, the acting chief of the Capitol Police, Yogananda D. Pittman, acknowledged that the department knew there was a “strong potential for violence” but failed to take necessary steps to prevent what she described as a “terrorist attack.”
Officers were outmanned, had poor communications, lacked sufficient supplies and struggled to carry out orders like locking down the building, she said.
Her comments were the fullest account to date from the department about its preparations for and response to the events of Jan. 6, when thousands of angry protesters, believing false claims that the election had been stolen, marched on the Capitol, urged on by President Donald J. Trump.
Chief Pittman, who became acting chief after the riot, told members of the House Appropriations Committee, which oversees funding for the agency, that the Capitol Police “failed to meet its own high standards as well as yours.” She added, “I am here to offer my sincerest apologies on behalf of the department.”
Her testimony also marked the beginning of what is likely to be a series of hearings investigating the law enforcement failures that allowed the building to be occupied for the first time since the War of 1812.
“By Jan. 4, the department knew that the Jan. 6 event would not be like any of the previous protests held in 2020,” Chief Pittman testified. “We knew that militia groups and white supremacists organizations would be attending. We also knew that some of these participants were intending to bring firearms and other weapons to the event. We knew that there was a strong potential for violence and that Congress was the target.”
But when the protest grew violent, the department was hampered by a series of problems, she said.
Just as the mob around the Capitol was swelling, the department had to divert some officers away from the building to respond to the discovery of pipe bombs at the nearby offices of the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee — live devices that would have exploded had they not been defused.
Yes, real nifty excuse.
Especially since that alleged pipe bomber hasn’t been caught, the media stopped talking about it completely, and there is no evidence he ever existed.
The department was also badly outmanned, given the size of the crowd that converged on the Capitol, she said. Chief Pittman said the Capitol Police had 1,200 people working on site when the attack occurred — with only 170 officers equipped with riot gear — which was “no match” for what she called “the tens of thousands of insurrectionists” in Washington that day, hundreds of whom would later enter the Capitol building.
In testimony prepared for her video appearance before the House Appropriations Committee, Chief Pittman also suggested that officers were underequipped for the violence they faced and did not have easy access to the additional supplies of chemical sprays and other substances they needed to disperse the crowd. “Instead, the department had to send in personnel to reload our officers,” she said.
Throughout the first period of the riot, before I realized the whole thing was a setup and a hoax, I just kept saying: “why is there no tear gas?”
Washington was cleared completely earlier in 2020 during the race riots in a matter of 20 minutes using tear gas.
Anyway, now I know why they didn’t use it: they didn’t have access to it.
Communications also faltered, she said, with some officers unable to hear on their radios over the din of the crowd. “Without a clear line of communication, officers were operating with limited information about what was occurring and with little instruction from leadership,” she said.
Among the biggest problems, she suggested, was a delayed response to a plea from her predecessor, Steven Sund, who was chief on the day of the attack and resigned in its aftermath, for the deployment of National Guard troops to help.
Two days before the attack, Chief Sund asked that the Capitol Police Board declare a state of emergency and authorize a request to secure National Guard support. The board denied the request, according to Chief Pittman’s testimony, but encouraged Chief Sund to contact the National Guard to determine how many members could be sent to the Capitol on short notice, which he did.
As the crowd became an increasing threat to the Capitol on Jan. 6, Chief Sund asked for more help from federal agencies and law enforcement agencies in the area. “He also lobbied the board for authorization to bring in the National Guard, but he was not granted authorization for over an hour,” Chief Pittman said.
Yeah, it must have taken an hour to approve it because they were all trying to figure out the Mystery of the Mysterious Pipe Bomb.
If they would have immediately called in the Hardy Boys to deal with the mysterious pipe bomb, none of this would have happened.
According to a timeline the Defense Department provided to the committee, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser sought help from the Army at 1:34 p.m., and Chief Sund called for the D.C. National Guard at 1:49 p.m. But the Army did not approve deploying the Guard until 3 p.m. and its members did not arrive at the Capitol to help until 5:40 p.m., more than four hours after Ms. Bowser’s plea.
Also, and I do hate to beat you over the head with this, but Bowser called for the federal police to be pulled out of the area on January 5, the day before the event.
Massive, epic misjudgment. https://t.co/Ii5IuDIDBk
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) January 7, 2021
These articles aren’t mentioning that, because it just becomes too unbelievable that this was all a “chain of accidents and failures.”
Two of the members of the Capitol Police Board at the time of the attack have already resigned: Paul D. Irving, the House sergeant-at-arms, and Michael C. Stenger, the Senate sergeant-at-arms. The third member, J. Brett Blanton, the architect of the Capitol, is still on the board. Mr. Blanton said in a statement that he was not included in any discussions about deploying the National Guard.
During the hearing, the commander of the D.C. National Guard told committee members that his authority to quickly deploy the Guard was removed before the Jan. 6 event.
Yet another big, coincidental accident that led to this monumental beneficial accidental tragedy.
Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, said he had such authority for the Fourth of July, but the Pentagon required additional approval for a request for the Guard during the Jan. 6 attack, according to three sources familiar with his testimony.
General Walker testified that Chief Sund called him as the threat to the Capitol increased on Jan. 6 and that he immediately notified the Army.
“On my own, I started preparing people to be ready, but I had to wait for specific approval to go out to launch,” General Walker said.
The article goes on to talk about how everyone is so “angry” about the “failures.”
Look: I’m not a conspiracy theorist.
In fact, I’m one of the number one people that conspiracy theorists hate, because I always say there has to be hard evidence for everything you claim.
Well, we have hard evidence that the police were purposefully pulled from the area, and hard evidence in the form of video tape that the cops not only didn’t stop the protesters from entering the building, but actually opened the doors for them.
They removed the aluminum barriers.
the police opened the fucking gates. pic.twitter.com/HyDURXfoaB
— katie (@cevansavenger) January 6, 2021
Then they stood by while people walked in the building, with one cop suggesting that he was ordered to let them in. That second video has been cleansed from the internet, but here’s my article about it, with the screenshots. (Obviously, the video must still exist somewhere, I’m just not going to spend an hour looking for it.)
Cops stood by and let these people march in single file.
And you all see the results, some of which are listed at the top of this article. But that’s obviously not an exhaustive list. The things that this “tragedy” and “insurrection” will be used to justify are only just beginning.
I just want to be clear:
I don’t condemn anyone who was involved in this protest. I don’t think it was secret Antifa. I think it was similar to Charlottesville, where the police and the intelligence agencies set up a trap, and well-meaning people walked right into it.
They can delete the videos, but until they put computer chips in our brains, they can’t delete our memories:
- James Fields had men with bats attacking his car, and at least one man pointed a rifle at him, before he panicked and crashed his car, which induced a heart attack in a morbidly obese woman.
- The government purposefully removed cops from the Capitol, then invited protesters into the building, where the only person that died was killed by a cop (her name was Ashli Babbitt), apparently for no reason. No violence – not even vandalism – took place inside the Capitol as it was occupied by peaceful protesters.
Those are facts of history that will remain true even if someone puts a computer chip in your brain and deletes your memory of them.