Not once, but twice.

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.

BLM was the trigger, but the UK’s filth did the rest.

It was footage of the fighting in the streets around the country.
In London, one white man being beaten down by 11 black guys, faces hidden, but they forgot to cover their necks, arms, and fists. Once down and on the floor defenseless, it was only because another black man scooped him up and carried him, on his shoulder, to the police, who were only yards away doing their usual nothing, that he was saved.

Black lives matter? No. Only one out of twelve blacks matter.
That’s what is running through my heart this morning.

BUT when I’m wrong I admit it and another side of the day trip to London and at various venues around our nation showed just how wrong I was.

While some protests had only minor trouble, that could not be said of London. Which surprised me not one little bit.

There were peaceful counter protests about the destruction and tagging of monuments, road signs, and removal of anything historical that were heavily policed to ensure the two opposing sides didn’t mix in London.

Only the Riot Control handbook must have got lost as someone forgot to mention to the police that a mass protest in a city will turn into a fluid, fast moving scenario, without good Intel and planning.

As such you can’t keep giving up ground to support others as eventually you’ve no more ground to give up!
Yep, you’ve guessed it, that’s what they were doing as the thin blue line was being sorely tested at times. What happened was the B team was moving from flash point to flash point, on foot, and paying a heavy price for doing so.

Only while the police were doing that, it left glaringly large holes in the side streets and park’s security which both black and white rabbles exploited.

So where was the police’s high tech Intel gathering.
The drones, the watchers, the CCTV?
Without up to the second Intel any response is going to be limited if not ineffective.

Anyway, for one particular flavor of white filth (caught on camera kicking a group of whites who were quietly having a picnic in Hyde Park), their day was all about attacking anyone, white or BAME, but especially the police.

The footage of what went down there and other places was irrefutable and it’s all over the place on social media, YouTube, and in the UK and world’s media.

Except most of the ‘action’ had little to do with the actual protest and counter protests, BUT IT WAS ALL TO DO with terrorist organizations like ANTIFA and various factions intent on fighting each other and destroying what they could. Plus an underclass that was tanked and hyped up, mostly of military age, every one of them aholes, and their aim was to fight anyone but especially the police.

As for the police? A couple of words seems applicable to their performance on Saturday, BUT it’s not a slight on the individual street cops, only their leadership. Those words? Shambolic and Ineffective in the face of mass crowd control and civil disorder.

I’ve seen Christmas shoppers better tooled up than they were.
It was clear that they were ill prepared for the numbers they encountered and operating on limited or no Intel.

As for who had trained them in riot control?
I would say they need to get their money back as backing up others in trouble wasn’t well choreographed at all. Something that was videoed numerous times as individual officers were downed by flying kicks and the response slow and uncoordinated by others.

Yet that is a bit unfair when the situation clearly showed they were badly outnumbered and being in transit does not allow you to mount a defense. Out in the open makes matters worse because you can be picked off one by one.

I honestly felt sorry for them, especially the diminutive female officers who were an obvious target for the white filth AND BLM supporters intent on doing harm to the police. Physically their boiler suits and helmets couldn’t hide the fact that some of them were smaller and less well-built than:

I am going to return to weaponry.
There was so much more they could have done with basic non-lethal riot control equipment to ‘force multiply‘ their presence and effectiveness.

Instead, they had those dinky little batons and Captain America shields!
Even if they all had tasers (which I seriously doubt), tasers are absolutely useless in a melee.

They needed large volume CS, pepper or PAVA.
Even dry powder or CO2 fire extinguishers would have been effective in pushing people back a couple of meters if not more.
It’s that sort of space that deters aggression not barriers which just allows the aggressor to get hyped up and plan their next move.

Upping the ante would have brought in pepper ball guns and baton rounds (rubber bullets) but the weenies in charge were either stopped from doing so or just chose to sacrifice troops in order to not ‘inflame the situation’ which got totally out of control anyway.

Water cannon was an option once upon a time and the only sensible thing Boris Johnson did as Mayor of London. He bought three units from Germany. Except the Home secretary (later PM by default) at that time, THERESA MAY, banned them from being used in England and Wales.

Only it gets better. Take a wild guess who sold them off for scrap value?
That would be London’s present Mayor, Sadiq Khan.

All in all it has become blatantly obvious that the UK’s civil police force, as far as riot control and stopping mass protests is concerned, is in the shit BIG TIME.

Meanwhile, the ‘uncivil’ side of the population now have proof they can run amok with impunity and there is little the police can do to stop them.

So, apart from the few who are too stupid not to get caught or too technology ignorant to understand that just about everything gets caught on Smartphones and plastered all over social media or end up on CCTV as we are the second most surveilled country in the West!

I say watch out folks, steer clear of ‘protest’ events, and keep your support (if you do) for social media from the safety of your home. That is unless you like hospital food.

There is just one more point I’d like to mention.
Like a stuck record I still see the possibility of a Corvid rising infection and death rate because of the lack of control letting anyone mix regardless of whether they were masked or gloved up. That I still think will be VERY noticeable come the Summer Solstice on the 20th of this month.

So, if you are preppers like we are, you may like to consider topping up your store cupboard before the 20th June. (JIC)