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The Failed Coup Fallout   America - all of it

Started Jan-9 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 16976 views.
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katiek2

From: katiek2

Mar-6

I am so tired of reading about the "deadly attack" and "insurrection" of Jan 6.  Of more than 10,000 at the capitol that day, approximately 800 participated in the riot, 5 people died as a result of the riot (unarmed woman by police, 3 participants trampled, 1 policeman MAYBE from being hit with something.  There still has not been an autopsy release on the policeman who died, but reports now say it was not a result of physical harm to him. There were admittedly several hundred people who swarmed the WH but few were armed.  Here is a link that details charges against those considered the most egregious offenders:

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/09/965472049/the-capitol-siege-the-arrested-and-their-stories 

There are 2 firearms, 1 crutch, 2 batons, 1 hockey stick, 1 sharpened pole, 4 baseball bats,  1 taser, 3 shields, 1 crowbar, 1 fire extinguisher, 2 flagpoles, 1 pocket knife, 2 irritant sprays.  These are the "unlawful and dangerous weapons" used against the  DC police armed with rifles, batons, tear gas and outfitted in riot gear.  1 man was arrested for bragging on FB about his weapons and what he wanted to do with them.  He did not go to the rally.  The pipe bombs were found blocks away from the capitol at the RNC and DNC headquarters.  Yes, people can be and were hurt by others brandishing those items, but "armed and dangerous" against police carrying military weaponry???  Hardly.

It's really hard to keep perspective when all you see and hear from media makes it seem as though 10,000 rabid rioters descended on the WH armed to the teeth, with the express purpose of killing everyone inside.  There are idiots in the world, some try to act out their fantasies and others do their best to inflate what actually happened.

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I only saw one image that showed how large the crowd was.  So many Trump supporters just went home.

katiek2 said:

It's really hard to keep perspective when all you see and hear from media makes it seem as though 10,000 rabid rioters descended on the WH armed to the teeth, with the express purpose of killing everyone inside.

Not 10,000.  But people DID die, and they erected a gallows outside for Mike Pence.  You have to wonder what would have happened if they got hold of him.

I agree that most of those who broke into the Capitol were more moron than terrorist.

RRBud

From: RRBud

Mar-10

I do think the "insurrection" was planned and organized at least days in advance by our domestic enemies - - ANTIFA, some BLM, plus other terrorist organizations funded in part by George Soros and other self-declared enemies of the USA.

jra2750

From: jra2750

Mar-10

I wonder how that judge would have handled the Insurrectionists who plotted the Revolutionary war:  G. Washington/T.Jefferson/Ben Franklin and many others.

I wonder, too, how that same judge would have handled the Confederate Insurrectionists when they started the Civil War.

Insurrectionism is as American as Mom & apple pie.

jra2750

From: jra2750

Mar-10

The blame game is on with the ultimate result being more gov't intervention into our lives and little punishment for the troublemakers.

Proving conspiracy to harm America will B difficult to prove if not impossible.  Maybe a few months in jail?  A fine?

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Mar-11

RRBud said:

I do think the "insurrection" was planned and organized at least days in advance by our domestic enemies - - ANTIFA, some BLM, plus other terrorist organizations funded in part by George Soros and other self-declared enemies of the USA.

OK... for what purpose?  The election was already over.  Trump lost.  They had their man on the way to the White House.

Why would they deliberately endanger that?

And why have no ANTIFA people been named in the 300 odd arrests that have been made?

I'm not attacking your beliefs, I'm just trying to understand the logic.

On the surface, it looks like you are simply moving the goalposts every time something contradicts your world-view.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Mar-11

We're taught all through our lives in books and movies that the bad guy always gets what he deserves.

In real life, that is not true.

Republican laws are being put in place to ensure people can't vote in the states that handed the election to Biden.  They will use them to regain control of the senate to ensure nothing gets done for the rest of Biden's single term, then it will be either Trump II, Trump Jr or Ted Cruz in the big chair.

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