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(2,250 posts)
Wed Jul 22, 2020, 11:03 AM Jul 2020

Russel Honore on Feds in Portland: 'What kind of bullsh-t is this!?'

Extremely important segment, please watch in full, from the first quote from the Oregon AG filing suit, to Honoré, to Williams' reference to Timothy Snyder's book On Tyranny:


Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré is blasting the Trump administration for deploying anonymous federal agents into Portland, OR as Trump officials suggest they might do the same in more U.S. cities.

Honoré is amazing as usual here, says Wolfe should be run out of Washington, has no business being in charge of Homeland Security, and says the federal forces in Portland are a lawless group who wear militarized uniforms to intimidate people, to look like warriors, and aren't good representatives of law enforcement.

Brian Williams pulls no punches either: "When we say Feds what we mean is no name name tags, not easily identifiable militarized camo-wearing quasi-secret police force that our friend Steve Schmidt has called 'federal stormtroopers and jackbooted thugs.'"

Finally: Timothy Snyder's On Tyranny:

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(2,250 posts)
1. I've tried several times to fix Honor in the title and the edit won't take
Wed Jul 22, 2020, 11:09 AM
Jul 2020

Any help would be appreciated


(43,049 posts)
2. I was listening to Honore, an he was seriously pissed...
Wed Jul 22, 2020, 11:10 AM
Jul 2020

He considered it just about a personal insult and threat that cops are wearing military uniforms without ID. Police and military are two entirely different functions and should never be confused.


(15,874 posts)
8. That was covered in "The Hunt for Red October" when Jack Ryan (CIA) came about the sub
Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:08 PM
Jul 2020

in a Navy officers uniform and crew took offense with that until they were informed he was indeed Navy and was that rank.



(3,818 posts)
10. I'll always respect Honore, when the first thing he said is weapons down. These are survivors &
Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:44 PM
Jul 2020

citizens, not foreign fighters. What he did personally after that, I have no idea. Things didn't get "better" - where did all the money actually go? That's not on him, but on State Gov't.

We know Hayley Barbour stole funds mean to rebuilt MS after Katrina - $780 billion - and people in MS STILL have sewage running down the middle of the street, using outhouses, no running water or electricity.

Can't get people used to a simple standard of living, now can we?


(6,499 posts)
9. My favorite line from the "Hunt For Red October" should be on the lip of every GOP member.
Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:44 PM
Jul 2020
Because that exactly what Trump has done.

Wouldn't you love to see this weaved into a Lincoln Project ad.


(2,250 posts)
13. I'm constantly trying to tell myself the water isn't boiling yet - not knowing if I'm in denial or
Wed Jul 22, 2020, 05:44 PM
Jul 2020

if I'm overreacting. I don't know what's the rational outcome of 4 years of Trump.

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