What Do They Think Is Going to Happen: Intense Security Response Across Country to Inauguration

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Just exactly what do the powers that be think is going to happen on the inauguration?

I wrote about how there is a massive presence now of the National Guard in Washington, D.C. with an estimates of up to 20,000 troops there. Now the reports have been adjusted up to as many as 30,000. There are so many, they are all over the Capitol, even sleeping in the hallways including folks brought in even from New Jersey and Puerto Rico.

As I reported, they’re armed and not just with the normal riot response weapons. They’ve also been given authority to use lethal force. According to Stars and Stripes, Guardsmen have been approved to carry their service firearms, M4 carbines, and M9 pistols.

Is this what they call a “peaceful transition of power” for a man who allegedly got more votes than anyone in history?

But they aren’t only bringing in massive numbers to D.C.

Maryland has declared a state of emergency in response. Virginia bridges into the district are shut down. The National Mall is shut down. Massive 12 foot fencing has gone up around the city and it’s basically locked down, with “checkpoints” all over the city, with police checking vehicles.

Barbed wire at the top too.

TSA says they are barring “hundreds” from flights.

Federal prisons, 120 Bureau of Prisons facilities across the country, are now on lockdown, meaning prisoners aren’t allowed out of their cells for their normal activities.

Why and what does that have to do with the inauguration?

“In light of current events occurring around the country, and out of an abundance of caution, the decision has been made to secure all institutions,” the Bureau of Prisons said in a statement.

The reason why this is happening across the country is because they have delegated their Special Operations Response Teams from prison facilities to help out with the response in D.C. and elsewhere surrounding the inauguration. So they wouldn’t be able to respond in the event of an emergency in the prisons.

Not only that, remember that crazy Democratic conspiracy that the president didn’t want Democrats to be able to get their mail in ballot in, so he was ordering the USPS to remove the mailboxes? Crazy rot, but that’s the nuttiness that they were whipped up into believing, there was never any truth to it. But they still believe it.

However, now they are in fact removing mail boxes in a variety of locations across the country out of “security concerns” (although word is that they will come back after the inauguration). The reason? To prevent anyone from putting anything in the box that could pose a threat.

Oh, and in case you thought this was crazy excessive? According to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, don’t expect security to go back to normal anytime soon.

From Reuters:

Washington’s Mayor Muriel Bowser suggested to reporters on Friday that, due to the storming of the Capitol by groups of “white extremists,” heightened security measures in the district could remain in effect until well after Inauguration Day.

“We are going to go back to a new normal,” Bowser said. “We certainly have to think about a new posture in the city. So while we are focused on January the 20th, we are also focused on January the 21st and every day thereafter in the nation’s capital.”

Oh, great. Sounds like “15 days to stop the spread.” When did those 15 days end?

Welcome to the Security State. For our own good, of course.