It’s fine. They’re protecting us.
The media is promoting a lunatic conspiracy theory.
The Russia theory worked, in that people believed it, so they’re pushing it to the limit.
It was reported yesterday that people were planning to storm the Capitol and install Donald Trump as President. That obviously did not happen.
Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, nearly two months after a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the iconic building to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden’s victory.
The threat appears to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly promoted by supporters of QAnon, that Trump will rise again to power on March 4. That was the original presidential inauguration day until 1933, when it was moved to Jan. 20.
Online chatter identified by authorities included discussions among members of the Three Percenters, an anti-government militia group, concerning possible plots against the Capitol on Thursday, according to two law enforcement officials who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Members of the Three Percenters were among the extremists who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.
The announcement comes as the Capitol police and other law enforcement agencies are taking heat from Congress in contentious hearings this week on their handling of the Jan. 6 riot. Police were ill-prepared for the mass of Trump supporters in tactical gear, some armed, and it took hours for National Guard reinforcements to come. By then, rioters had broken and smashed their way into the building and roamed the halls for hours, stalling Congress’ certification effort temporarily and sending lawmakers into hiding.
“Some armed” is the weaseliest thing ever.
Well, “five people died” might be worse.
“The United States Capitol Police Department is aware of and prepared for any potential threats towards members of Congress or towards the Capitol complex,” the agency said in a statement. “We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4.” Police did not identify the militia group in the statement.
The U.S. House was abruptly wrapping its work for the week Wednesday night given the threat of violence.
An advisory sent earlier this week to members of Congress by Timothy Blodgett, the acting House sergeant-at-arms, said that the Capitol Police had “no indication that groups will travel to Washington D.C. to protest or commit acts of violence.”
But that advisory was updated in a note to lawmakers Wednesday morning. Blodgett wrote that the Capitol Police had received “new and concerning information and intelligence indicating additional interest in the Capitol for the dates of March 4th – 6th by a militia group.”
In her testimony to the House panel, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said her investigators had collected “some concerning intelligence,” but declined to provide any details publicly, saying that it was “law enforcement sensitive” and that she would provide a private briefing for the subcommittee members.
Yes, secret intelligence.
What she read on some chan board is too deeply secret for the public to know about.
“I done be seen some shit, bitch! That be some shit yall aint eben know.”
Nothing happened yesterday, but we’re predicting this: the Capitol will remain occupied by the military. It is now a junta.
The only way they are able to get away with this is with the consent of the media. It is thus a show run by the media. The government is along for the ride. Of course, these entities are now indistinguishable, but in terms of how this works, the media should be saying “we don’t know what the hell these people are talking about and they won’t explain it.” Instead, the media is promoting these bizarre theories about a secret QAnon army.
This is all so disconnected from reality that it is difficult to process, but again: it’s not any dumber than the Russia hoax and it is certainly not any dumber than this coronavirus lunacy.
This is just how they do things now: they create massive hoaxes out of nothing in order to justify their weird actions. They base the hoaxes on pure media spectacle.