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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 07:59 PM

Pentagon disarms National Guard activated in D.C., sends active-duty forces home

Source: Washington Post

The Pentagon has told National Guardsmen deployed to the nationís capital not to use firearms or ammunition, and has issued orders to send home active-duty troops that the Trump administration amassed outside the city in recent days, a sign of de-escalation in the federal response to protests in the city.

Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper made the decision to disarm the guard without consulting the White House, after President Trump ordered a militarized show of force on the streets of Washington to quell demonstrations that were punctured by an episode of looting Sunday, two senior administration officials said. Trump had encouraged the National Guard to be armed.

Initially, a small group of guardsmen deployed in the city had been carrying guns while standing outside monuments, but the bulk of the forces, such as those working with federal park police at Lafayette Square in front of the White House, didnít carry firearms out of caution. Now, all of the roughly 5,000 guardsmen deployed to Washington from the District of Columbia and 11 states have been told not to use weapons or ammunition.

At a news conference Friday, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said that some guardsmen in the District had been carrying arms on Monday, but he noted that they did not have magazines of ammunition in their firearms. Beginning Tuesday, the Trump administration de-escalated further, he said, by removing firearms from the equation altogether.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/pentagon-disarms-guardsmen-in-washington-dc-in-signal-of-de-escalation/2020/06/05/324da91a-a733-11ea-8681-7d471bf20207_story.html

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Reply Pentagon disarms National Guard activated in D.C., sends active-duty forces home (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 5 OP
Thomas Hurt Jun 5 #1
yaesu Jun 5 #2
BigmanPigman Jun 5 #3
forgotmylogin Jun 6 #14
Newest Reality Jun 5 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 5 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 5 #7
Miguelito Loveless Jun 5 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 5 #5
Progressive Jones Jun 5 #8
mountain grammy Jun 5 #9
paleotn Jun 5 #12
Renew Deal Jun 5 #10
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 6 #13

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:01 PM

1. a successful battle campaign led by our Supreme Leader Bunkerb*tich.

The Pig will proclaim Domination and brag about himself.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:10 PM

2. so why are they tweeting about 6 busloads of troops entering DC?

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:24 PM

3. You beat me to it!

Who the Hell are these guys and what are they being called for and who called them?

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 11:20 AM

14. Hunh. Maybe Trump wants them on WH property to guard him? n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:31 PM

4. Any change yet...

Have they officially changed the name of the White House to Fort Trump? The territory is now carefully marked for the battle against America by the BIGBabygate. His wall got smaller, but it is in the right place now, at least.

A coward has to be safe before they will attack, so a certain amount of troops will bring that bold authority for bringing Fascism back home.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:52 PM

6. It is now Camp GUTanamo aka Low Barr Expanded Arrest Zone Center


Camp Gutanamo
Camp Buttanamo
Camp Rumptanamo

I wonder which one is favoured?

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:41 PM

7. No it's the Bonespurs Bunker

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 11:29 PM

11. The Fuehrer Bunker

is the traditional name

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:50 PM

5. This is the military signalling to tRump: We will not kill Americans for your campaign or after


Or at least I sure hope I'm right.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:16 PM

8. I think you're right. The Pentagon hates Trump. I believe the

Pentagon Generals made this decision, and told Esper what to do.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:44 PM

9. I hope so too..

sounds like cooler and wiser heads are prevailing for now .

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 11:53 PM

12. Seems those on active duty....

are saying in private what those who are retired are able to say publicly. Esper is catching hell from inside the military. He didn't have a come to Jesus moment and decide to do the right thing on his own. He was told in no uncertain terms, back this shit down or else.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:48 PM

10. They should get ribbons for serving in Operation Wannabe Dictator

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:55 AM

13. I hope this isn't "Operation Bowling Green." NT

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