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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 10:57 PM

Were those troops at the Lincoln monument Eric Prince's mercinaries? Blackwater

or whatever he's calling his nazis this week?

Wasn't he just in DC the other day with trump? Nobody seemed to know where or who those troops belonged to, except that some of them were military police.

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Reply Were those troops at the Lincoln monument Eric Prince's mercinaries? Blackwater (Original post)
BComplex Jun 2020 OP
elleng Jun 2020 #1
BComplex Jun 2020 #3
elleng Jun 2020 #8
sinkingfeeling Jun 2020 #2
Blue Owl Jun 2020 #4
BComplex Jun 2020 #7
bottomofthehill Jun 2020 #5
Hekate Jun 2020 #6
BComplex Jun 2020 #9
Hekate Jun 2020 #10
BComplex Jun 2020 #11
onecaliberal Jun 2020 #12
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2020 #13
BComplex Jun 2020 #15
BComplex Jun 2020 #16
Bucky Jun 2020 #17
BComplex Jun 2020 #18
sarisataka Jun 2020 #14
Bucky Jun 2020 #19
crickets Jun 2020 #20

Response to BComplex (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 10:59 PM

1. That's nightmare-evoking.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 11:02 PM

3. They had no distinguishing marks on their uniforms, and the automobiles they were driving were not

numbered the way the army/national guard marks theirs. I've been seeing little snippets here and there of Prince showing up in Washington, so that's why I'm wondering.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 11:11 PM

8. I've seen the same.

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Response to BComplex (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 11:02 PM

2. Reminds me of this:

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Response to BComplex (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 11:03 PM

4. How the fuck does that guy have his own troops?

JFC...

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 11:08 PM

7. He's part of the Amway family, Betsy DeVos's younger brother.

They are a right wing family, and he started out with a small army, and got huge contracts through Cheney and Rumsfeld during the Bush years. He made billions in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars milking the military, and hiring a bunch of ex-special forces guys and gung-ho gun happy soldiers.

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Response to BComplex (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 11:03 PM

5. Maybe we can get UN Peacekeepers

The Blue Helmets, we are a failing state

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Response to BComplex (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 11:04 PM

6. Write & call your Congresscritters & Senators & demand to know who those men w NO INSIGNIAS are...

All dressed up for war, and nothing to indicate where they belong. That's just wrong.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 11:14 PM

9. I doubt if the congresscritters have any idea who they are.

They have no control over this president or how he is spending our tax dollars.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 11:22 PM

10. They have control over investigative committees. They move in a realm that grants them access...

...to information we can't even dream of and they have staff. We elected them to have such powers on our behalf.

Start with the heroes of the impeachment, even if they're not your own: Adam Schiff, Eric Swallwell, Ted Lieu, and many more. Address a letter to the Speaker of the House. Look up your own Congressman/woman -- that info is easy to obtain. In particular, if your elected officials are GOP, it is really important to let them know your concerns as a freedom-loving American citizen.

Go for it.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 11:34 PM

11. I believe I will. I have had a really nasty feeling about it ever since I saw them.

Of course, what constitution-loving American wouldn't?

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Response to BComplex (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 12:37 AM

12. I tweeted a lot of the California delegation. I will call them all tomorrow.

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Response to BComplex (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 12:53 AM

13. Could this be who these guys are (CBP)?

Ran across this on AOC's twitter page from another thread....



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC
Jun 1, 2020

Last year CBP officers circulated mockup images of my violent rape ahead of my visit to their facilities. They hung framed photos of officers aiming guns at people on the walls. Later that day,they refused to protect members of Congress when armed Trump supporters were outside.
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Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan @CBPMarkMorgan

CBP personnel have deployed to the National Capital Region to assist law enforcement partners. These “protests” have devolved into chaos & acts of domestic terrorism by groups of radicals & agitators. @CBP is answering the call and will work to keep DC safe.


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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC

CBP is the largest law enforcement agency in the country, & it very well may be one of the most dangerous. They do NOT have oversight. Not even the measures local PDs have. Their culture is toxic, they have 0 accountability,& Congress gave them a blank check. This is dangerous.
9:29 PM - Jun 1, 2020


Blended in with MPs?

KY..........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 11:55 AM

15. Holy F****** Crap!! I've never heard of these guys until right now. Dangerous indeed!!

They do have amazing power, and basically NO accountability!

The Homeland Security Act has to be thrown out along with the Patriot Act. Those two right wing pieces of crap have made this country perfectly open to a totalitarian takeover.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 11:57 AM

16. AOC was raped? When did that happen?

And how sick is it that they had mock-up images of it on the walls?

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Response to BComplex (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 12:01 PM

17. It was a conjectural drawing, not an actual crime

It's still disgusting and should be treated as a physical threat and incitement to violence.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 12:28 PM

18. That's repulsive to the max.

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Response to BComplex (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 01:03 AM

14. Martha Raddatz tweeted photos

there are pictures from two angles, one ominous, the other less so. A zoomed in examination indicates they are likely all Air Force personnel.

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Response to BComplex (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 12:44 PM

19. They seem to be from the DC Air National Guard

Nicholas Kristof is pointing out that during the far more severe anti Vietnam, post Kent State protests in 1970, protesters were allowed to be on the mall and actually Nixon secretly met with some at the Lincoln Memorial later that night.

Apparently Trump in year 4 is more paranoid than Nixon in year 2.

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Response to BComplex (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 03:56 PM

20. K&R for the post and the discussion.

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