Around 2:30 P.M. today I was watching the news and could see people pouring into the Capitol building, It was unbelievable....It brought back memories of the takeover of the American Embassy in Tehran....horrifying, but these people are Americans. Film from the inside showed men with huge duffle bags and back packs, this is holy **** time as far as I'm concerned.
I don't think anybody knows yet exactly who those people are, but they were looting, pipe bombs were found and tonight I heard they found Molotov cocktails in a truck in the area.
It defies credulity that law enforcement wasn't able to respond quickly. The Peaceful protests in Lafayette Park were violently and forcefully removed to make room for Donald Trumps photo-op....so you know it can be done.....I don't mean peoples heads should be cracked, but jeez, they bum-rushed the Capitol and injured the guards, posed with articles they were stealing and took photos of themselves sitting in the Speakers Desk. They weren't there to discuss anything, they came to terrorize.
Not only was this all uselessly destructive, it was a massive FU to our country. Really folks, did any of those 'Gravy Seals' look like they can run a country or protect the citizens? Most of us can avoid rioters by staying away from troubled areas, But Congress was in session and many many government employees had to be there just doing their jobs. I can't imagine how frightening it had to be hiding from a mob whose purpose was unclear.
I'm not expressing a political opinion, but since I worked for DOD I would have been terrified if any mob breeched our security. Maybe that's why I find this all so disturbing.