President Trump impeached for historic second time, heightened security in Washington ahead of inauguration, and police search for far-right extremists within ranks.
Heightened security? Nice polite way of saying the city is rammed full of national guard and a whole host of TLA agencies and LEO’s.
So everyone is safe now? You’re kidding right!?!
Only a fool attacks a well armed citadel.
Even though there’s a few of them around.
It’s not them you need to be watchful for.
I’ve got it in my mind that when security is heavy in one place, it makes it light in others. That’s guerilla tactics 101. You attack what you know you can take.
The impact will be the same and, in this case, central government will be kicking itself for not thinking outside the box.
So who or what being targeted would be a spectacular of sufficient magnitude to make the whole world sit up and go “WOW.
The two obvious ones are Trump and Biden.
Impossible targets? Nothing is impossible.
All it takes is MONEY to employ the right person or fund the right group!
Then there are the key members of the administration.
I could, for instance, talk about the speaker.
And right down the political food chain.
The principal of destabilization by the ‘abrupt removal’ of key leadership is not unknown. After that it’s more a case of who flinches first as who would want a job that makes you a target? Especially if you saw that your predecessor, and the one before that, ‘retired’ before their time.
I’m also minded of an infamous quote by the UK’s nemesis, the IRA.
Following the failed Brighton Bombing that targeted Margaret Thatcher.
“Today we were unlucky, but remember we only have to be lucky once”.
I’m not quite sure what the mindset of the US people are, but I’ve got a nasty feeling that this won’t end just because a ceremony goes off without hitch. The angst will remain active for a considerable time. Besides that, “To the victor goes the spoils”, and it is the most stupid of the victor that then exacts punishment on the vanquished.
Last time I checked, I found that politics was also rammed full of stupid.