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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:42 PM

An Air Force Combat Veteran Breached the Senate (2nd zip tie guy)



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Ronan Farrow
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One of the men photographed carrying zip-tie handcuffs on the Senate floor unmasked as a decorated Air Force veteran. My latest for @newyorker:

An Air Force Combat Veteran Breached the Senate
The Texas-based pilot was with a group that descended on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office suite.
newyorker.com
9:34 PM · Jan 8, 2021


https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/an-air-force-combat-veteran-breached-the-senate


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Reply An Air Force Combat Veteran Breached the Senate (2nd zip tie guy) (Original post)
Nevilledog Jan 8 OP
NRaleighLiberal Jan 8 #1
FirstLight Jan 8 #2
BlueIdaho Jan 8 #3
tblue37 Jan 8 #4
pecosbob Jan 8 #5
pfitz59 Jan 8 #6
dalton99a Jan 8 #7
Nevilledog Jan 9 #10
SMC22307 Jan 8 #8
tinrobot Jan 9 #9

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:44 PM

1. this is starting to be like a Robert Ludlum political conspiracy novel

Except most of the bad actors on Jan 6 seem to be deranged, low intellect lunatics.

How deep does the rot go? we gotta get to the bottom of it and weed them all out.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:45 PM

2. Court Marshal...?

thats a way to end your vet benefits if I ever saw one.....dick.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:47 PM

3. Re-up the bastard then court martial him.

Follow that with a dishonorable discharge, loss of rank, medals, and all benefits.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:48 PM

4. K&R and thanks. nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:50 PM

5. I called this on about five threads since yesterday.

He looked to me like he was instructing younger rioters. This guy needs to become a poster child for what happens when you violate your oath.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:51 PM

6. The Air Force Academy is a hot-bed for crazy religious cultists

Perhaps he belongs to one. I say reactivate him and send him to Leavenworth.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:54 PM

7. Fucking liar:

A day after the riots, John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at Citizen Lab, at the University of Toronto’s Munk School, notified the F.B.I. that he suspected the man was retired Lieutenant Colonel Larry Rendall Brock, Jr., a Texas-based Air Force Academy graduate and combat veteran. Scott-Railton had been trying to identify various people involved in the attack. “I used a number of techniques to hone in on his identity, including facial recognition and image enhancement, as well as seeking contextual clues from his military paraphernalia,” Scott-Railton told me. Brock was wearing several patches on his combat helmet and body armor, including one bearing a yellow fleur de lis, the insignia of the 706th Fighter Squadron. He also wore several symbols suggesting that he lived in Texas, including a vinyl tag of the Texas flag overlaid on the skull logo of the Punisher, the Marvel comic-book character. The Punisher has been adopted by police and Army groups and, more recently, by white supremacists and followers of QAnon. Scott-Railton also found a recently deleted Twitter account associated with Brock, with a Crusader as its avatar. “All those things together, it’s like looking at a person’s C.V.,” Scott-Railton said.

Two family members and a longtime friend said that Brock’s political views had grown increasingly radical in recent years. Bill Leake, who flew with Brock in the Air Force for a decade, said that he had distanced himself from Brock. “I don’t contact him anymore ’cause he’s gotten extreme,” Leake told me. In recent years, Brock had become an increasingly committed supporter of Donald Trump, frequently wearing a Make America Great Again hat. In the days leading up to the siege of the Capitol, Brock had posted to social media about his plans to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in Trump’s “Save America” rally. Brock’s family members said that he called himself a patriot, and that his expressions of that identity had become increasingly strident. One recalled “weird rage talk, basically, saying he’s willing to get in trouble to defend what he thinks is right, which is Trump being the President, I guess.” Both family members said that Brock had made racist remarks in their presence and that they believed white-supremacist views may have contributed to his motivations.

In an interview, Brock confirmed that he was the man in the photos and videos. He denied that he held racist views and echoed Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud, saying that he derived his understanding of the matter principally from social media. He told me that he had gone to Washington, D.C., to demonstrate peacefully. “The President asked for his supporters to be there to attend, and I felt like it was important, because of how much I love this country, to actually be there,” he said. Brock added that he did not identify as part of any organized group and claimed that, despite the scenes of destruction that day, he had seen no violence. When he arrived at the Capitol, he said, he assumed he was welcome to enter the building.

Brock denied that he had entered Pelosi’s office suite, saying that he “stopped five to ten feet ahead of the sign” bearing her title that insurrectionists later tore down and brandished. However, in the ITV video, he appears to emerge from the suite. Brock said that he had worn tactical gear because “I didn’t want to get stabbed or hurt,” citing “B.L.M. and Antifa” as potential aggressors. He claimed that he had found the zip-tie handcuffs on the floor. “I wish I had not picked those up,” he told me. “My thought process there was I would pick them up and give them to an officer when I see one. . . . I didn’t do that because I had put them in my coat, and I honestly forgot about them.” He also said that he was opposed to vandalizing the building, and was dismayed when he learned of the extent of the destruction. “I know it looks menacing,” he told me. “That was not my intent.”

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 12:06 AM

10. He lies about as well as Trump

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:55 PM

8. What a weasel, so many excuses and lies.

Man up, MAGAT. Can't wait to learn of his arrest... along with his zip-tie sidekick from Tennessee who stormed the Capitol with his Mommy.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 12:01 AM

9. I might remotely understand uneducated white trash doing this...

But, of all people, this guy knows better. A graduate of the Air Force Academy who took an oath to uphold the Constitution.

Arrest that fucker.


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