breaking: second raid at capitol

by theassociatedpress

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — This morning, March 9, 2021, a second attack occurred on the Capitol Building, reminiscent of the attack on Jan. 6. The attack started at around 11:45 a.m. and was led by a number of high-profile right-wing groups, backed up by a large number of unaffiliated individuals. 

While the majority of the individuals present at the attack have yet to be identified, a number of trends have been found among those who have. Similar to the Jan. 6 event, a large number of Air Force and Naval Intelligence officers were found at the scene, disproportionate even to the large number of rank-and-file servicemen and women. Outside of the military personnel, an overwhelming majority of those in attendance were small business owners, as well as a non-negligible contingent of guys whose livings comes from making videos where they yell at their phone while driving and wearing Oakley shooter glasses.

The target of the raid appeared to be the House of Representatives, as opposed to the Senate, because of the content of three bills under voting by the House this week, H.R. 485, H.R. 1085, and H.R. 1276. These are, in order, the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, a resolution to award Congressional Gold Medals to Capitol Police from Jan 6, and the VACCINE [sic] Act of 2021.

The Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act is under attack by the right largely as a result of the ‘QAnon’ group, who believe the bill to be a coded ‘pardon’ of top Democrat officials such as Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and Barack Obama, who they believe are currently held in the Guantanamo Bay prison camp awaiting trial for charges such as “Baby Eating, Baby Trafficking, Satanism, and Ownership of a Pizza Restaurant with Malicious Intent.” There is currently no evidence for any of these charges.

The protest against the distribution of medals to Capitol Police officers is under fire more specifically by organized right-wing groups who are out for vengeance, as opposed to the mobs of QAnon believers who still largely respect the police. These groups include the Proud Boys—a street brawling group started by VICE co-founder Gavin McInnes, who are outraged over the recent revelation that a Proud Boy leader was a long-time FBI informant—and the MEK, an Iranian cult/exile group which was formerly listed as a terrorist organization by the US until its removal from the list in 2012 by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It is currently supported by Rudy Giuliani, John Bolton, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, and former CIA directors James Woolsey and Porter Goss. 

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Third, the VACCINE Act of 2021 is being targeted by QAnon as well, who believe that the SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) virus is either not real or a bioweapon attack by the People’s Republic of China, depending on which sect of the movement they’re a member of. Regardless, most QAnon believers follow the thought that the COVID vaccine is in actuality a microchip tracking device created by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They believe that this microchip is being used by the Gates Foundation in conjunction with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, for a program the WEF calls “The Great Reset.” Davos envisions this program as a way to modernize the economy by reducing personal ownership of household goods, creating Doordash-like systems wherein people will rent ordinary items such as toasters, and return them when they’re done. While the Great Reset is an actual plan by the WEF, the majority of QAnon subscribers don’t appear to have read the plan as laid out, and believe it to be some sort of system by which children will be rounded up and taken away from their families for some nefarious purpose.

As of 6:30 p.m. on the day of the attack, there have been five reported casualties. Four rioters have died, two small business owners known for their pro-Trump and QAnon stances, and two Cuban exiles whose names have yet to be revealed by the police, thought it’s been reported that they held ties to the CIA through now-dead Cuban exiles and international terrorists Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch Ávila. It is not clear if the two men who died were acting under orders from the CIA or if they were acting in their own, right-wing interests. 

The other casualty is U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) who decided to use his training from his time as a U.S. Marine deployed to Panama to train death squads to rally the Capitol Police and fight back the attackers. He was swiftly knocked unconscious by a man named David Moxness, who is reportedly the self-proclaimed Mayor of Bergen, North Dakota, a town with a reported population of 7 during the 2010 census. Rep. Auchincloss is currently recovering at George Washington University Hospital.

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