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Nobody else could except ourselves.
Author: TriSec    Date: 01/09/2021 11:25:17

Good Morning.

August 24, 1814. Two hundred and seven years.


The only time the Capitol of the United States fell to a foreign invader. In what some refer to as the "Second Revolutionary War" - our old enemy, the Royal Army of England, invaded Washington, DC and burned the Capitol building to the ground.

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/pnp/ppmsca/23000/23076v.jpg


Since then though....Washington and the institutions therein have remained un-assailed.

This gentleman tried many times to reach it, but was repulsed every time.

https://cdn.britannica.com/77/2077-050-1C56BF1D/Robert-E-Lee-1865.jpg


It was August of 1862 that the Army of Northern Virginia came the closest; a mere twenty-five miles away at Bull Run. But they failed.

Generations later, this gentleman very badly wanted to attack Washington - but there was never any credible attempt.

https://cdn.britannica.com/58/156058-131-22083D0A/Adolf-Hitler.jpg


In fact, he couldn't take London. Although his submarines wreaked havoc on the Eastern Seaboard, It's not clear how close U-Boats came to Washington, but ships were sunk right outside New York Harbor and off the Outer Banks.

In the Pacific, well - despite the successes at Pearl Harbor and elsewhere in the first week of the war, The Japanese never made a credible attempt at attacking mainland America.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Hideki_Tojo_posing_cropped2.png


So we arrive at the Twenty-First century. January 6, 2021 - a new date which should live in infamy. Over two centuries since it was last directly attacked, the US Capitol nearly fell again.

Only this time, we did it ourselves.

https://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/sci-tech/2020/april/Trump-speaks--coronavirus--James-Brady-Press-Briefing-Room--White-House-ap.jpg


What makes it the most despicable is that he does not bear the title Fuhrer, or Prime Minister - this is the President of the United States. Loyal foot soldiers; loyal to HIM, not America or our ideals, overwhelmed an under-prepared and perhaps complicit Capitol Defence.

It's been called Sedition.

It's been called Domestic Terrorism.

It should be called what it is - straight fascism and an Act of War.

The United States has a long history of dealing with foreign enemies. In fact, we're pretty good at it. For example, here's what one of the cities of a former enemy looked like when we got finished with it.

https://c.files.bbci.co.uk/060F/production/_113815510_83a99b1e-7787-41b7-a3b1-d8d01d071b87.jpg


While I am certainly not advocating blasting Trumpian strongholds on our shores, I can think of at least a handful of cities in the US that might be better off as an atomic ruin, but I digress.


 

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Comment by Will in Chicago on 01/09/2021 19:41:29
As I wrote on Wednesday on Facebook, I am glad that my father did not live to see this.