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Oath Keepers leader arrested: seditious conspiracy

We now have abundant evidence the Department of Justice has decided that the January 6th attack on the capital was more than “just a protest.” Someone could get twenty years in prison for planning, ordering and being involved in a grand conspiracy to overthrow the US government.

According to CNN, “The Justice Department has charged eleven defendants with seditious conspiracy related to the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021, including the leader of the Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes. The new indictment, handed down by a grand jury on Wednesday (1-12-22) and made public Thursday, alleges that Rhodes and his co-conspirators engaged in a conspiracy to ‘oppose the lawful transfer of presidential power by force, by preventing, hindering, or delaying by force execution of laws governing the transfer of power.’”

Oather Rhodes

So, let the games begin. In plain terms, sedition occurs when one conducts or incites people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch. The definition is more detailed in US law, “If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.”

If we were living in a different era and time, the punishment could have been death by firing squad. However, the arrest of Mr. Rhodes and the other ten indictments should serve as a warning shot across the bow of the USS Big Lie. While former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Minority Leader Keven McCarthy are playing footsy with the House Committee investigating the January 6th Insurrection, they might want to rethink their witness tampering and non-cooperation. If there was communication between them and any of these conspirators, they, too, could be charged with a major crime: seditious conspiracy. If they are waiting for the slow courts to help them avoid telling the truth to Congress, things will start moving much faster if they are arrested for sedition.

Rhodes was not in Washington on the day of the Capitol attack, he was in his command post in Virginia, but his communications, now in the hands of prosecutors, will speak to his involvement, influence and criminal acts. Most likely, Rhodes, much like his hero Donald Trump, has a great desire to attain martyr status and will not cop a plea. He’s proud that he was able to do what he did on January 6th and there will be no mea culpa. Trump might want to check and see if he, or any of his underlings made contact with Rhodes from December 11, 2020 to January 7th, 2021. This investigation is far from over and all of them could be scooped up.

I hope everyone involved in this travesty gets arrested and given the well-earned punishment they deserve. No one on the side of democracy will be satisfied until we learn how the confluence of Trump’s rhetoric, actions, inactions, and lack of responsible leadership let to this mess.

I would like to see the trial of Stewart Rhodes take place now. And if you were wondering what they did, here’s a quick recap:

Manner and Means

The conspirators carried out the conspiracy through the following manner and means, among others:

Preparing for and coordinating travel to Washington, D.C., to use force to stop the lawful transfer of presidential power;

Organizing into teams that were prepared and willing to use force and to transport firearms and ammunition into Washington, D.C.;

Recruiting members and affiliates to participate in the conspiracy;

Organizing trainings to teach and learn paramilitary combat tactics;

Bringing and contributing firearms, ammunition, and related equipment to the QRF* staging areas outside Washington, D.C.;

Bringing and contributing paramilitary gear, weapons, and supplies-including knives, batons, camouflaged combat uniforms, tactical vests with plates, helmets, eye protection, and radio equipment-to the Capitol grounds;

Breaching and attempting to take control of the Capitol grounds and building on January 6, 2021, in an effort to prevent, hinder, and delay the Certification of the Electoral College vote;

Using force against law enforcement officers while inside the Capitol on January 6, 2021;

Continuing to plot, after January 6, 2021, to oppose by force the lawful transfer of presidential power; and

Using websites, social media, text messaging, and encrypted messaging applications to communicate with co-conspirators and others.

*Quick Response Force

I didn’t make this up and judging by all the gear they had brought to the insurrection, and planned to use during the after math, this was surely a pre-meditated, planned and perpatrated crime.

Should you be up for some pleasure reading, here is a copy of the entire 48-page indictment:

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Anyone who reads the document and still defends these disillusioned, low-life traitors should be spanked so hard they cry out for their mommies.

Among many other things, January 6th is a total embarrassment. Should it be found that our former President was responsible for inciting events that tragic day, he must be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

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The Failure to Protect the Capitol

You may have watched the testimony of the security officials who were responsible for protecting our government from radical right wing domestic terrorists on January 6. Their failure and excuses are embarrassing and inexcusable.

We’ll get to the testimony in a bit, but let’s first look at what was released the night before the hearing. You might want to look at this security bulletin. And here’s what ABC News has been reporting over the last 48 hours, “U.S. Capitol Police officials said Wednesday they have ‘obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4’ — the date that far-right conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump will return to power.” So, this intelligence claims that the “Three Percenters,” a group that advocates for gun ownership rights and resistance to U.S. federal government is being taken “seriously.” Oh, now they take it seriously.

Guarding Capitol Hill

We should have known that something was up, because early March room rates at the Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue were increased from $500 to more than $800. Something is going on here that could be very dark and sinister. I hesitate to restate this bullshit but we all need to understand what could be in play.

The March 4 theory gained traction after Biden’s inauguration on January 20. QAnon had been predicting that when Trump left office that day, military tribunals would conduct mass arrests of baby-eating Democrats and lock them up. Of course, that didn’t happen and some adherents gave up on this crazy theory. However, other lunatics began pushing a new narrative that Trump would rise again on the nation’s former inauguration date of March 4, which was changed to January 20th by the 20th Amendment.

It’s unlikely that anything will happen today, March 4, but the D.C. National Guard is prepared for any type of protest, demonstration or violent insurrection. The bigger issue is why this is happening. Well, it’s based strictly on Donald Trump’s big lie that the election was stolen from him and that he won by a landslide. Neither point is true.

During the Senate hearings both last week and this week Major General William J. Walker, the commanding general of the D.C. National Guard, testified that it took the Department of Defense three hours and nineteen minutes to okay the deployment of his troops against the Capitol Hill insurrectionists on January 6. Walker disclosed that military leaders believed troop deployment would not be “good optics” and could further incite the crowd. So, there you have the ridiculous reasoning for the delay.

Christopher Miller

Christopher Miller, the acting Secretary of Defense, was not called to testify. I don’t know why but thank God he no longer holds that post. Here’s a tasty tidbit that should tell you all you need to know about Mr. Miller. In December 2020, it was reported that Miller had ordered the Pentagon to postpone forty meetings with the incoming Joe Biden administration. Miller said this was a “mutually agreed-upon holiday pause” with the Biden transition, but Biden’s people said no such agreement had been made. Miller’s decision to halt cooperation with the incoming administration followed Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election, refusals by various Trump administration political appointees to cooperate with Biden’s team and claims of fraud by the Trump administration. Miller is most likely responsible for the slow response by the Department of Defense on January 6 and he should be deposed in any cases brought against the insurrectionists.

I wouldn’t be surprised at all if we eventually learn that lame duck Trump told Miller to slow walk the deployment of the National Guard that day. Of course, that is just speculation on my part. No one in the former Trump administration will ever be truthful about what really happened. That is who they are, and who they were from the very beginning.

Maybe some future day Mr. Miller will call his local police for help with an incident threatening his life and will then wait three hours and nineteen minutes before local officers come to his aid. Wrong? Yes, but he and others like him need to understand that we depend on them and they should be held accountable when they screw up. What happened on January 6 was a colossal public failure and none of those involved should keep their jobs. We need to get rid of bad players and develop better policies and procedures that are impervious to bureaucratic incompetence.

I get so frustrated when we keep doing the same stupid things over and over. Why don’t we learn from our past failures? I love my country, but I hate government officials who lie and cover their collective asses when something goes wrong. The truth is the only way to make America safe again. Let’s get the SAFE part down before we get hung up on GREAT.

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