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#326368 - 06/04/20 06:11 PM Re: Burn and Destroy [Re: jgw]
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Originally Posted By: jgw
I think that's pretty much universal in our military.

What I don't understand are the guards that have appeared in DC that nobody knows or even where they come from. The TV keeps referring to them that way as well. These are, apparently, not the prison guards from Texas or the national guard.

One can only wonder, White nationalists, Supremacists?

Given how the military is reacting to all this stuff one can only REALLY wonder! What comes to mind is that Trump is actually going to make a move?


AFAIK, the guard unit in DC is from Utah.
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#326373 - 06/05/20 12:36 AM Re: Burn and Destroy [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
My impression is that the army of the US, more than any other service, may be a special case. They have been integrated for a LONG time. And it's not just lip service. There are Black, Hispanic, and Asian people throughout the ranks.

Yeah, the army was integrated back in 1948, a year behind baseball. I'd say two organizations where merit abounds, race, religion, background, rich, poor, means nothing.

I think one must be dedicated, willing to trying to improve oneself and be a very good team player.
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#326378 - 06/05/20 11:38 AM Re: Burn and Destroy [Re: jgw]
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The DC National Guard wear a DC Flag patch on their left breast. Those guys in Black with no markings are Prison Riot Squads/Guards - according to an article I read on MSNBC or MSN a few days ago.

What is very disturbing is if they are contractors...
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#326379 - 06/05/20 12:56 PM Re: Burn and Destroy [Re: perotista]
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Originally Posted By: perotista
Yeah, the army was integrated back in 1948, a year behind baseball. I'd say two organizations where merit abounds, race, religion, background, rich, poor, means nothing.

I think one must be dedicated, willing to trying to improve oneself and be a very good team player.

I’ve long said that the military is organized much along the lines of progressive socialism.
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#326381 - 06/05/20 02:25 PM Re: Burn and Destroy [Re: Ujest Shurly]
Hamish Howl Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ujest Shurly
The DC National Guard wear a DC Flag patch on their left breast. Those guys in Black with no markings are Prison Riot Squads/Guards - according to an article I read on MSNBC or MSN a few days ago.

What is very disturbing is if they are contractors...


Heard last night that they're prison guards.

No idea if that's true.
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#326384 - 06/05/20 03:52 PM Re: Burn and Destroy [Re: jgw]
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I've seen it reported that the "unidentified" uniformed guards are federal corrections officers. The Story Behind Bill Barr’s Unmarked Federal Agents (Politico). That makes sense, as they fall under the jurisdiction of Hermann Göring's Gestapo William Barr's Department of Injustice. Barr is Trump's Göring/Himmler. He views it as his responsibility to support every whim of his führer, because he genuinely believes the presidency is a dictatorship. Attorney General Barr ordered authorities to clear protesters near White House, DOJ official says (CNN). Barr is a true believer in American Autocracy. He wants to empower the President to act as a dictator, and that's not an exaggeration. He wants to reorganize the DoJ as the State arm of the party. The irony is, he doesn't hide it. In his view, possession of the authority of the office means he can do what he wants, which includes using that authority to pursue autocratic policies for political ends. Why Bill Barr Is So Dangerous (Atlantic, subscription). He is a very, very dangerous man.

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#326386 - 06/05/20 04:35 PM Re: Burn and Destroy [Re: jgw]
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#326389 - 06/06/20 02:22 AM Re: Burn and Destroy [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I wonder how Bill is going to like his stay in Federal prison. Or will he go down in the bunker and shoot himself on January 19th?
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#326393 - 06/06/20 05:51 PM Re: Burn and Destroy [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I have found that they are, basically, taking any security people from any Federal Agency that has security people. Seems that a LOT of federal agencies have a lot of security people! Barr considers them to be all his to order around at will.

Strange times............

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#326405 - 06/07/20 05:30 PM Re: Burn and Destroy [Re: jgw]
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When it comes to protecting the President of the United States from violent revolutionaries I don't think it matters where the troops come from.
Imagine, if you will, that these were armed right wing boogaloo boys and they were storming a White House occupied by a Democrat.

Remember...they think that we think like they think. We don't.

The majority of the violence being reported has been attacks on protesters by police.

Millions of people worldwide have publicly and peacefully stood in solidarity with black Americans, and are protesting racism in their own nations at the same time. The USA has always pretended to hold the high ground and loudly protested against police brutality elsewhere. But every year our law enforcement becomes more militarized and more brutal.

Police don't just kill black people. They kill f*ck tons of white people too. But white people don't care.

White people don't care.

If you f*cked up so thoroughly that you got your ass killed by a cop then you probably deserved it. If it was a case of wrong time wrong place, then you probably shouldn't have been there.

We don't care. Nobody even films a white guy getting kicked to death.
We see s*** like that going on we turn and walk the other way. Likely a meth head. Getting what he deserved.

That's white privilege.

George Floyd represented a convergence.

Racism
Police brutality
Party politics
Economic inequality
Social injustice
Pandemic

Donald Trump has been holding a magnifying glass on a stick of dynamite.

It finally exploded.
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