A national security expert from the Center for Security Policy tells in minute detail what he witnessed on January 6th when he arrived at the US Capitol.
Before you even read this incredible account, here (below), is author Michael Waller’s bio. I know some of the experts at the Center and in fact met Donald Trump in 2015 when he was considering his run for the White House and I was a speaker at a conference put on by the Center for Security Policy in Iowa.
I’m giving you Waller’s bio first, so you know he isn’t just a casual Trump fan who happened to attend the rally, but is an expert in security.
And, by the way, his account matches reports I have had from friends of mine who were at the Capitol on that fateful afternoon.
J. Michael Waller is Senior Analyst for Strategy at the Center for Security Policy. His areas of concentration are propaganda, political warfare, psychological warfare, and subversion. He is the former Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor of International Communication at the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school in Washington, DC. A former instructor with the Naval Postgraduate School, he is an instructor/lecturer at the John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg.
Covert Cadre: What I saw leading up to the US Capitol attack
The deadly riot at the US Capitol bore the markings of an organized operation planned well in advance of the January 6 joint session of Congress.
A small number of cadre used the cover of a huge rally to stage its attack. Before it began, I saw from my vantage point on the West Front of the Capitol, what appeared to be four separate cells or units:
- Plainclothes militants. Militant, aggressive men in Trump and MAGA gear at a front police line at the base of the temporary presidential inaugural platform;
- Agents-provocateurs. Scattered groups of men exhorting the marchers to gather closely and tightly toward the center of the outside of the Capitol building and prevent them from leaving;
- Fake Trump protesters. A few young men wearing Trump or MAGA hats backwards and who did not fit in with the rest of the crowd in terms of their actions and demeanor, whom I presumed to be Antifa or other leftist agitators; and
- Disciplined, uniformed column of attackers. A column of organized, disciplined men, wearing similar but not identical camouflage uniforms and black gear, some with helmets and GoPro cameras or wearing subdued Punisher skull patches.
All of these cells or groups stood out from the very large crowd by their behavior and overall demeanor. However, they did not all appear at the same time. Not until the very end did it become apparent there was a prearranged plan to storm the Capitol building, and to manipulate the unsuspecting crowd as cover and as a follow-on force.
Continue reading. It is long but riveting!
It is especially mind-blowing to consider that President Trump was impeached today (again) because our security apparatus failed us and the lives and well-being of tens of thousands of Patriots who had come to peacefully protest were jeopardized.
And, it surely will go down in the history books as a cataclysmic intelligence failure, although not as deadly as the attack on the Twin Towers, but in many ways more impactful for the future of the United States of America.
How is it that the FBI and law enforcement did not see this coming?
Or, did they?