gigantes wrote:I was reading today on Reddit about how various congress-peoples' offices are almost completely unmarked, and sort of in this labyrinthine area in the capitol building. Some even have dummy offices with their names attached, that they rarely actually work from.
Apparently the mob knew exactly where to go to get to Pelosi's and a few other leading Democrat offices. Coupled with the tools & weaponry some of the insurrectionists were carrying, and the way the proper police and national guard response were clearly sabotaged from within, the picture is pretty bleak.
It really does appear that one of the goals was to take prisoners, or simply get the seditionists riled up enough to snuff key figures, Pence included. But mostly Dems, like Pelosi, AOC, and one of the chamber whips IIRC.
Conservatives are downplaying this already (or furiously whatabouting it), but it looks like there was a real chance Trump could have had a pretext to declare martial law and go from there...
They beat a cop to death with a fire extinguisher. I shudder to think what would have happened if they got their hands on Pelosi or AOC. These animals openly talk about raping and killing her and she is constantly sent death threats. I actually fear for her safety the most going forward, thanks to Fox News she has a target painted on her back.
Don't let conservatives downplay this: Trump sent that mob there to kill people, in particular Mike Pence.
Regarding how the mob knew where to go, look no further than sitting congresswoman Lauren Boebert:
She is a QAnon nut who was live tweeting Nancy Pelosi's location to her followers during the attack. It would not shock me if the FBI has her on their radar in regards to who helped to coordinate this.
Yeah, I saw a little bit of analysis mentioning that Boebert was too much of a hopeless dumbass to share anything really useful to the mob, but who knows.
Also-- as has come to light today, and I didn't at all realise at the time, is that apparently a bunch of senators and the remnants of the capitol police were not actually sequestered below, but taking their last stand on one of the main floors, behind barricades within easy reach. The mob was apparently right there, passing by the room, but fortunately they got lured further in to the building by one brave black cop who led them on. But without that guy being right there, there was a real chance the local mob would have confronted the cornered cops and senators. Like, holy itchy trigger-fingers, Batman.
These people (and Trump) need to meet judicial justice ASAP. Trump must not be allowed to come back from this and run again, and an attack like this must never happen again.
Fortunately, it does sound like a large percentage of these geniuses shared their official ID's, documentation and self-incriminating messages on Parler, which was evidently just breached, with its database fully downloaded and shared with the Feds. Not sure if that was Anonymous, but talk about the cavalry showing up at the right time!