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Pentagon Chief Disarms DC National Guardsmen Ahead Of Saturday Protests

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Pentagon Chief Disarms DC National Guardsmen Ahead Of Saturday Protests

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/

by Tyler Durden

Sat, 06/06/2020

 

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National Guardsmen deployed to Washington D.C. have been ordered not to use firearms or ammunition by Defense Secretary Mark Esper - who also ordered home active-duty troops that the Trump administration requested in recent days, according to The Washington Post.

Esper made the decision to disarm without first consulting the White House, which was not involved in the decision to disarm the Guard, according to two senior officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The move comes as activists gear up for a massive demonstration in the nation's capitol on Saturday in the ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd - a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck for over eight minutes. An estimated 100,000 - 200,000 protesters are expected on Washington on Saturday.

According to Fox News' Lucas Tomlinson, 43,000 National Guard troops have been deployed across 34 states and Washington D.C. to assist police with protests - a doubling in just four days.

And if violent elements within the protests begin shooting at National Guardsmen, they will be unable to shoot back.

Initially, a small group of guardsmen deployed in the city had been carrying guns while standing outside monuments, but the bulk of the forces, such as those working with federal park police at Lafayette Square in front of the White House, didn't carry firearms out of caution. Now, all of the roughly 5,000 guardsmen deployed to Washington from the District of Columbia and 11 states have been told not to use weaponry or ammunition.

At a news conference Friday, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said that some guardsmen in the District had been carrying arms on Monday, but noted that they did not have magazines of ammunition in their firearms. Beginning Tuesday, the Trump administration de-escalated further, he said, by removing firearms from the equation altogether. -The Washington Post

"It was clear that there were enough federal law enforcement that had descended on the city, and that would be their principal responsibility," said McCarthy.

 

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Severian

Asinine in the extreme. What are we gonna use, harsh language?

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zurg

So, the White House was not only totally okay with no ammunition but further requested the guardsmen to be completely unarmed. But Wash Post needs to make a snide comment on how the Pentagon told the soldiers no ammunition “without consulting the White House”. 

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MontyPython
29 minutes ago, Severian said:

Asinine in the extreme. What are we gonna use, harsh language?

Spitballs!

(Hat-tip to Zell Miller.)

;)

 

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