Some interesting chatter among those with NG and PD background and contacts. The kit worn by the NG on the ground in the streets of DC is not the same as they wore in 2016. It is not what is worn for crowd control purposes or disaster response. The last time NG was put on the street of a US city in full combat gear with live rounds was AFTER the Insurrection Act was triggered during the LA Riots in 1992. When there was widespread looting all over the city and running gunbattles in some areas.
This operation seems to be completely run by the DC National Guard command. The only Federalized NG. The DC Police Department are completely out of the loop which is unique in recent times. In fact they have no idea why it is being done as it is not consistent with the actual threat level they are seeing.
The bigger story, who knows. Could be the set up for triggering the Insurrection Act by Biden due to an “incident”. Either spontaneous or manufactured. Like the Capitol Building incident. Or, as seems more likely at the moment, the Hill was profoundly shaken to the core by the fracas in the Capitol Building and they want a massive show of force to show all the deplorable plebs out there who dont know their place and dare challenge their authority that the will be crushed. By overwhelming force if necessary. This is the Swamp bearing its fangs. Remember, everyone who died in and around the Capitol Building that day was actually a Trump supporter as it turned out. The Swamp would not think twice about killing a lot more to hold onto power. They have in the past.
All the hard core Trump supporters in the blog-sphere who have a very good track record for inside sources are telling people to stay away from DC and to stay away from State Capitols this week. There are so many elements of the Swamp that will be trying hard to spark another Incident that it is not worth the risk. Start playing the long game, because that is the only game that can be won.
Its going to be an interesting week or two.