The Department of Defense (DOD) said that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the deployments of the guards, which had been requested by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and U.S. Capitol Police (USCP).
“The people who live, work and visit the District are part of our community, and their safety is our first mission priority,” Maj. Gen. Sherrie L. McCandless, D.C. National Guard commanding general, said in a statement to news outlets.
Sure sound nervous about a bunch of truckers, don’t they? Oh wait:
“Our MPD and USCP partners have asked for our help in ensuring people can demonstrate peacefully and safely, and we stand ready to assist.”
Oh, so they’re going to guarantee the safety of the protesting truckers, are they? Against whom, precisely? BLM? Zombies? Militant vegans?
Fucking lying bastards.
And since when was the National Guard a “partner” to law enforcement? (I know, since forever, never mind that pesky Posse Comitatus thing.)
Anyway, here’s the tally:
The approval will enable around 400 D.C. National Guard members to “provide support at designated traffic posts, provide command and control, and cover sustainment requirements.”
“Sustainment”? Getting food and such to the protesters?
Guards deployed to the area will not be armed and will not help with law enforcement or carry out domestic surveillance activities.
Pull the other one. Fool me once, etc.
Austin also approved USCP’s request for assistance for up to 300 National Guard troops from outside the Washington area to help at certain traffic posts and Capitol entry points, Breitbart reports. That will begin later than 7 a.m., on Saturday, February 26, according to Breitbart, who note that 50 large tactical vehicles will also be placed at designated traffic posts on a 24-hour basis in the area.
“50 large tactical vehicles”, eh? And their purpose is… what, exactly? How about this:
Police around DC area have told the [National] Guard that the trucker convoy intends to shut down the [DC] Beltway and major roads leading in and out of DC. The Guard is scrambling to secure heavy tow trucks to haul away semis which may try to block roads.
My question (and it’s a serious one): Are the feds trying to provoke a confrontation?
The evidence seems to support that they are.