Federal Capitol Rally, Incursion Timeline

First saw a reference to a timeline for the invasion of the U.S. Capitol on PtoPublica.

I didn’t take the time to look at the videos of the storming of the Capitol which are in the article, but did note that they are arranged in chronlogical order.

Today, reading a Chicago Tribune op-ed piece by RealPolitics Liz Peek the term “time lines” caught my attention:

I found that observation interesting.


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Federal Capitol Rally, Incursion Timeline — 4 Comments

  1. IF rioters planned for the Capitol invasion days, weeks ahead of time and used Twitter and Facebook, are these organizations somehow, some way responsible for stopping it? Recall that months ago they used their resources to block, filter out what they called dangerous and undesirable speech. They said so. Why did their people who block things such as last October blocking the stories about Hunter Biden not block and filter out the dangerous invasion speech?

    Should there be hearings in the Congress and investigations by the federal bureau of top Twitter and Facebook management and employees asking them what they knew, when they knew it and why they did not block the dangerous speech? If they knew about it they should have contacted the federal bureau and various police.

    The op-ed piece finishes with:

    “On the other hand, given that Biden ran a successful campaign by staying largely out of sight in his basement for months on end and eschewing any free-for-all conversations with the media, maybe having the country focused elsewhere suits him just fine.”

    His handlers kept him in the basement to protect him from embarrassing moments of apparent senility, forgetfullness and limit the amount of stupid and dumb remarks.

    In recent speeches and highly controlled so-called press briefings, he appears fragile.

    Watch him slowly shuffle off like a man of 95 from the podium.

  2. Seventy-Two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Maryland.

    National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction.

    Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

    Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.

    Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices.

    The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.

    The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.

    Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week.

    This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

    One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that “none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily.”

    Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition.

    However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.

    During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes.

    The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.

    Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

    Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths.

    Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units.

    Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

    Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order.

    The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops.

    Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as “ringleaders” of the extremist faction, remain at large.

    And this fellow Americans, is how the American Revolution began, April 20, 1775.

    History.

    Study it, or repeat it.

  3. Interesting, but a little off point because the weapons citizens can now have legally vs. the Military, ATF, State & local police, FBI, etc.’ are not anywhere near the parity they were in 1776, or even 1956.

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