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National Guard troops sleep in Capitol as security fortified ahead of inauguration

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stevicus, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Stevicus

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    National Guard troops sleep in Capitol as security fortified ahead of inauguration - UPI.com

    More than 20,000 troops will be on hand to protect the inauguration.

    They're warning people to stay away from the DC area next week.

    Well, I have no plans to go to DC anytime soon. I probably won't even be going to my own state's capital either.



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  2. Wandering Monk

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    Why have they not been given bed rolls or cots, for God's sake!
     
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  3. Stevicus

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    I was wondering about that myself. It must be cold, too.
     
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    I haven't gone out of the area outside holidays near ten years and I'm 45 mins from DC. I used to go there a lot but won't until the Covid panic is over if I have a reason to do so at all.
     
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    The Defense Department authorized them to be armed only as recently as Tuesday. It's not clear yet whether that means all of them will be, or only some.

    The response of the Federal Government has been unusually slow. Yesterday, the Acting Attorney General made his first public appearance since 1/6. It seems to have been the first time the public heard directly from the current head of the F.B.I., too. Seven days from 1/6.

    These 'delays' most likely reflect the difficulty any government would have in responding to an insurrection in which who within the government is loyal to who is not clearly sorted out yet.
     
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  6. sun rise

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    I have friends in DC. They're smart enough to avoid being anywhere near downtown.
     
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  7. Sunstone

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    I'm somewhat more optimistic each day there will soon be enough force available to defend Washington. I'm less optimistic about the state capitols. It seems at this point, January 17th is the kick-off date favored by the insurrectionists.
     
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  8. Twilight Hue

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    The army can sleep anyplace anywhere. Ohhrahhh!!!

    Woof woof woof!
     
  9. Regiomontanus

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    I am thinking of going to the inauguration. I have never been to one before and I am not a huge fan of Biden. But I will be traveling to Baltimore next week so I will be very close anyway. The reason I may go to DC is because I do not think we should let the domestic terrorists win = scare us away.
     
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