5000 soldiers

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  1. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    This in the USA:
    5 thousand soldiers armed with automatic weapons patrol the nations capitol.
    high fences topped with razerwire surround the capitol
    It seems that the facade of democracy has officially been dissolved.


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    are we having fun yet?
     
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  3. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

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    In my best incredulous voice

    But we have our freedom

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  5. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    I think that happened on Jan 6th. We are just seeing the fallout now.
     
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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

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    The 5,000 are just hanging around because there is social chat about a repeat of 6 Jan some time in March

    Yay

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  8. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Why march?
     
  9. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    first off
    I have little experience with armed camps with razerwire topped fences
    that being said
    the ones i know/knew of were to supplement offensive invasions.

    (and, I just don't like it)

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    curious:
    how many of the soldiers are militia supporters?
     
  10. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Because Qanon has announced that Trump actually won the election and will reclaim his rightful rule on March 6th.
    Have you ever tried to invade someone with razor wire?

    It's not an offensive weapon. It's defensive - it prevents people from climbing fences and (for example) vandalizing the capitol, stealing things, shitting on the floor and killing cops.
     
  11. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    OK
    Why March 6th?
     
  12. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    It's March 4th. That used to be Inauguration Day until 1937. The "argument" is that every administration since has not been "legitimate" ( as if what actual day a president is sworn in matters.), and therefore Trump will be sworn in on that day as the "true POTUS".
     
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  13. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    so
    in 6 days
    the armed force will go home?
     
  14. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    No. The soldiers and the fences are there to protect the democratic institutions of the nation from those who want to tear them down and install a dictator.

    There is a credible threat of another attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters. Sensible steps are being taken to try to protect the duly elected representatives of the American people.
     
  15. Bells Staff Member

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    It's March 4th.

    They believe that Grant was the last legitimate President who was inaugurated on the 4th of March.

    So they believe that Trump will become the 19th President.

    The soldiers are there to make sure Trump supporters don't try to stage another coup.
     
  16. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Oops, I missed the first one
    When did that happen?
    (some days, I think that I simply must pay attention to this crap)
     
  17. Bells Staff Member

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    It's safe to say that you are really bad at this..

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/11/capitol-riot-self-coup-trump-fiona-hill-457549
    https://www.theguardian.com/comment...ump-mob-storm-capitol-washington-coup-attempt
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/attempted-coup/617570/

    Then again, your form matches that of other Trump supporters and QAnon types.
     
  18. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Coup:

    noun
    noun: coup; plural noun: coups; noun: coup d'état; plural noun: coup d'états; plural noun: coups d'état
    1.
    a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
    "he was overthrown in an army coup"

    OK
    When did that happen?
    or
    are you communicating something different?
     
  19. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Well, it happened recently in Myanmar, to take just one example. There have been many coups.
     
  20. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Ah
    yes
    Myanmar
    and that would explain the need for 5000 soldiers armed with automatic weapons in our nation's capitol?
     
  21. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Try to keep up. I addressed that matter in post #11, above.

    billvon also did it in post #7.
    Bells also did it in post #12.
     
  22. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I challenge your opening premise.

    How does this follow?

    What you are seeing is democracy being actively defended and protected from challengers.

    What you're saying is kind of like "I guess my installation of a lock on my front door to keep out squatters is proof that I no longer own my house." It isn't. It's proof that I'm able to successfully defend my house from squatters. The lock casts no doubt on the fact that I still own my house.
     
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  23. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Oh sorry. Not up on my Qanon.
     

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