Skip to main content

Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks℠: This is American fascism - openDemocracy | Capitol riot arrests of military, law enforcement and government personnel rises to 52

 




Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks℠ | In Brief | 
-
Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks 
Ukraine invades Russia, recovers lost lands!
Премьер-министр Армении Пашинян подал в отставку
Vladimir Putin plots wave of assassinations in Europe and US to throw West into chaos | World
Russia News - Russia News - russia-news.org - The News And Times Information Network
В британской разведке назвали Россию «ослабевающей» державой
This is American fascism | openDemocracy
Capitol riot arrests of military, law enforcement and government personnel rises to 52 | Connect FM | Local News Radio
Capitol riot arrests of military, law enforcement and government personnel rises to 52
The shock and reality of catching COVID-19 after being vaccinated | Selected Articles In Brief: 4.22-19.21 | Republicans cast doubt on Pelosi concessions on January 6 commission | 3 dead and 3 hurt in shooting at Kenosha, Wisconsin, bar; person of interest in custody | 9/11 Commission, the model for Capitol attack investigation, didnt learn truth about Sept. 11 terrorism - The Washington Post | Министр обороны РФ принял решение завершить внезапную проверку
SCOOP: Russia eyed in directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops - POLITICO
Russia News: Europe: Russia orders troops to pull back from Ukraine border
Министр обороны РФ принял решение завершить внезапную проверку боеготовности войск Южного, Западного военных округов и ВДВ
Russian Defense Minister Orders Partial Pullback From Ukraine Border Region
Russia unlikely to invade Ukraine after worrying military deployments say analysts - Daily Express
Putin vows a quick and tough Russian response for its foes - Boston Herald
US advances bill to aid Ukraine in its struggle with Russia, pressure Nord Stream 2 - WION
Senate committee advances bill to support Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia - UPI News
Ukraine to allies: West must act now to ensure no new Russia military offensive - Reuters
As Ukraine-Russia crisis worsens, threat of war looms, World News
9/11 Commission, the model for Capitol attack investigation, didnt learn truth about Sept. 11 terrorism - The Washington Post
Confronting Russias Role in Transnational White Supremacist Extremism
PBS documentary, CBS 60 Minutes segment add to evidence of far-reaching state complicity in January 6 coup attempt
Evidence of far-reaching state complicity in January 6 coup attempt - 7:35 AM 4/20/2021
Deeply Discounted Crude Becomes Headache For OPEC - OilPrice.com - 6:42 AM 4/20/2021
6:03 AM 4/20/2021 - SharedNewsLinks - A heavily fortified Minneapolis awaits verdict in Chauvin trial
-
Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks 
Ukraine invades Russia, recovers lost lands!

Michael_Novakhov shared this story .

In 1721, Tsar Peter I visited France, and in the Cathedral of Reims was shown the Gospel written, strangely, in a Slavic language. His hosts explained, writes Victor Rud.

Nothing subverts Western response to Russias invasion of Ukraine as the oldest of all reality reversals a 1000 year history of Russia beginning in Kyiv, and Ukraine is a historic part of Russia.

Had Russia invaded Poland or the Baltic states, Western reaction would not have been as feckless - and not because of their NATO status. Ukraine is different.

During the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign, although candidate Mitt Romney identified Russia as Americas greatest geopolitical foe, even he then wrote in the Wall Street Journal of the legitimacy of Russias influence in Kyiv.

This breeds Western ambivalence that emboldens Putins war against the West.

Ukraine was never on Western radar for the same reason, despite being the fulcrum in both the formation and the fall of the USSR.

The U.S. State Department in 1948: Any long-term U.S. policy must be based on their [Russian] acceptance and their cooperation. The Ukrainian territory is as much a part of their national heritage as the Middle West is of ours.

Lancelot Lawton Ukraine Book

In 1935, English journalist Lancelot Lawton explained to the House of Commons: The deliberate policy of Russia was to avoid and discourage mention of Ukraine abroad. From the Middle Ages down to the eighteenth century Ukraine figured largely in European literature. But after the first half of the nineteenth century the West was made to forget that there was or had been such a nation. That so little has been heard of it is not surprising, for suppression of the Ukrainian nationality has been persistently accompanied by obliteration of the very word Ukraine, and concealment of the very existence of Ukrainians. It constitutes one of the major political deceptions of history.

That there were descendants of Kyivan Rus rulers in the Moscovite state is scarcely determinative.

They were also in Poland, Lithuania and elsewhere. For centuries, however, Russias precursors rejected any Kyivan legacy, in 1169 plundering and destroying Kyiv to an extent barely duplicated by the Golden Horde a hundred years later, with periodic devastations afterwards. For more than half a millennium Russia and Ukraine existed in separate political, social and cultural worlds. Pavel Sumarokov, a Russian traveler to Ukraine, wrote in 1803: "Here are different faces, different customs, different dress, and a different system; and I hear a different language. Is the frontier of the empire here? Are we entering another state?"

Seeking a respectable pedigree for its empire, Russia later changed course, rejecting centuries of rejection. A former colonial outpost now asserted a proprietary claim to the center. Although now Kyivan Rus birthed Russia, the latter claimed dominion over the former. First became last, as Ukraine became little Russia. Russias indebtedness to Ukraine was reversed, with Ukraine now the debtor.

After Lenins 1917 coup détat, émigré Russian academics transplanted the new imperial catechism to the West. Successive generations of Western savants absorbed to their innermost core the canonicity of Russias continuum from Kyivan Rus.

Harvard Universitys Edward Keenan was a rare exception who dissected the Kyiv heritage myth, writing that in Moscovy in sacred and secular buildings, in the naming and dedication of the churches, in the inscriptions and the chronicle account of the constructionthere [was] not so much as a hint or allusion to the Kievan legacyan astonishing and total absence of any reference to Kievan symbolism or nomenclaturesthe absence of reminiscences of Kiev. These people were not even thinking of Kiev. Another striking and unnoticed manifestation of this discontinuity or historical amnesia is to be found in the naming practices of Moscovite courtierswhat is astonishing against the background of received wisdom about this culture, is the absence of specifically Kievan names.

Condaleeza Rice Putin

Keenan was not enough. Former US national security advisor and Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, a lauded Russia expert, wrote that for Russia losing Ukraine was like the U.S. losing the original 13 colonies.

Henry Kissinger in 2014 waved off Russias invasion: Ukraine is an integral part of Russia, in lockstep with Russia trumpeting the existence of Ukraine as a disorder of the mind.

Applying Russias 180-degree somersault of historical sequencing to other contexts: Romania was part of the Roman Empire (adopting its name as Russia appropriated Rus), and can claim Italy as the beginning of Romanian history. Todays Italians are simply little Romanians.

With a seat in Aachen (in todays Germany), Charlemagne ruled much of todays France and Germany. Germans are therefore little Frenchmen. Or the opposite, since the German term for France is Frankreich. realm of the Franks, a Germanic tribe.

American history begins in London, and Englishmen are little Americans.

William the Conqueror, a second-generation Viking from France, invaded England hence Englishmen are Frenchmen. . . or the opposite. Since Vikings hailed from Scandinavia, Englishmen are really Danes, Swedes, and Norwegians. Or the latter three are really English . . . or French. No.

They are little Russians, since Vikings were instrumental in the expansion of Kyivan Rus.

We dismiss such disorders of the mind yet unwittingly march in the phalanx of Russian disinform. Its at the highest levels. Thus, for newly-appointed U.S. CIA director and former ambassador to Russia, William Burns, NATO membership for Ukraine is a serious mistake: due to Russias "deep historical attachment" to Ukraine we must be mindful of Russias interests and sensibilities.

KyivS Princess Anna

Reflexive control works. Ask Sergei Naryshkin: The lessons of Russian history teach moral conduct in politics. Naryshkin is head of the Russian Historical Society. . . and of the Foreign Intelligence Service.

Kyivs Princess Anna brought the Gospel to France for her marriage to Henry I in 1051, generations before the founding of Moscow. She was a daughter of Yaroslav the Wise, one of most prominent rulers of Kyivan Rus, himself married to the daughter of the Swedish King.

The Tsar and entourage shrugged, and looked blankly at their hosts and at each other. They were clueless!


More articles by Victor Rud:


Follow EU Today on Social media:

Премьер-министр Армении Пашинян подал в отставку

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The News And Times.

COMMENTARY New data analysis of the just-released 

FBI

 hate crime statistics uncovers a disturbing trend in the United States: Jews are at least ...

Владимир Путин наградил лидера ЛПДР Владимира Жириновского, которому сегодня исполнилось 75 лет, орденом "За заслуги перед...


5E5D0358CF8D7.jpg
1047142

 Каспаров.Ru

Тегеран готов к решительному ответу на угрозы или действия врагов, заявил начальник генштаба ВС страны Мохаммад Багери.


b7cf67c1b457a8cce0e9698865f9afa9.JPG
2362519

 Аргументы и Факты


A customer flips through a copy of The 9/11 Commission Report at a bookstore in 2004.

By

close

Enterprise reporter focusing on history, the social sciences, and culture.

Feb. 17, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. EST

In the wake of former president Donald Trumps impeachment acquittal for inciting the deadly attack on the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would push for an investigation similar to the bipartisan commission that investigated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle agreed.

We need a 9/11 Commission to find out what happened and make sure it never happens again Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), a longtime Trump ally, said this past weekend on Fox News Sunday.

Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.), a House impeachment manager, said, There must be a full commission, an impartial commission, not guided by politics, but filled with people who would stand up to the courage of their conviction. 

Michael Novakhovs favorite articles on Inoreader

At least 100 more arrests coming in US Capitol riot probe: prosecutors

The 

siege

 left five people dead and more than 130 police officers injured. The FBI has been increasingly focused on suspects with ties to right-wing 

Ezmybc8XEAUFB_c.jpg:large

-____________________________________________

На совещании в Крыму генерал армии Сергей Шойгу отметил что цели внезапной проверки достигнуты полностью.

The post The shock and reality of catching COVID-19 after being vaccinated | Selected Articles In Brief: 4.22-19.21 | Republicans cast doubt on Pelosi concessions on January 6 commission | 3 dead and 3 hurt in shooting at Kenosha, Wisconsin, bar; person of interest in custody | 9/11 Commission, the model for Capitol attack investigation, didnt learn truth about Sept. 11 terrorism The Washington Post | Министр обороны РФ принял решение завершить внезапную проверку first appeared on The Brooklyn News.


(WASHINGTON) As authorities investigating the Jan6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continue to pore over images and video of the riot, theyve 

The post Capitol riot arrests of military, law enforcement and government personnel rises to 52 first appeared on The Brooklyn News.


Ричард Мур

Глава британской внешней разведки Ричард Мур назвал Россию «объективно ослабевающей» державой, однако представляющей одну из наиболее насущных проблем. Он заявил об этом в интервью The Sunday Times.

«Россия объективно ослабевающая в экономическом и демографическом плане держава. Она переживает чрезвычайно сложный период», сказал он.

Мур добавил, что Россия для него представляет одну из наиболее насущных проблем. Великобританию, по его словам, беспокоит большое число российских войск на границе с Украиной и вероятность «вторжения».

По мнению Мура, поведение России в Чехии заставляет проводить параллели с ситуацией в отношениях России и Украины. «Когда получаешь такую модель безрассудного поведения, и потом смотришь на то, что происходит вокруг Украины конечно же, это нас беспокоит», отметил он. Глава разведки заключил, что Британия координирует свои действия с союзниками, чтобы убедиться, что посылает «четкие сигналы» президенту России Владимиру Путину.

Ранее глава британской спецслужбы радиоэлектронной разведки, Центра правительственной связи (GCHQ) Джереми Флеминг назвал Россию самой острой угрозой безопасности.

The post В британской разведке назвали Россию «ослабевающей» державой first appeared on The Brooklyn Bridge.

The post В британской разведке назвали Россию «ослабевающей» державой first appeared on The Brooklyn News.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announces his resignation while retaining interim duties, formalising a parliamentary vote to be held June 20 in an effort to defuse a political crisis sparked by last year's war with Azerbaijan.
Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Премьер-министр Армении Никол Пашинян объявил о своей отставке.


605439E2EF111.jpg
1047142

 Каспаров.Ru

Lawmakers press Biden on Russian gas pipeline

  Arkansas Online


2643801

 "Opposition in Russia" - Google News

Глава британской внешней разведки Ричард Мур назвал Россию «объективно ослабевающей» державой, однако представляющей одну из наиболее насущных проблем. Он заявил об этом в интервью The Sunday Times.

«Россия объективно ослабевающая в экономическом и демографическом плане держава. Она переживает чрезвычайно сложный период», сказал он.

Мур добавил, что Россия для него представляет одну из наиболее насущных проблем. Великобританию, по его словам, беспокоит большое число российских войск на границе с Украиной и вероятность «вторжения».

По мнению Мура, поведение России в Чехии заставляет проводить параллели с ситуацией в отношениях России и Украины. «Когда получаешь такую модель безрассудного поведения, и потом смотришь на то, что происходит вокруг Украины конечно же, это нас беспокоит», отметил он. Глава разведки заключил, что Британия координирует свои действия с союзниками, чтобы убедиться, что посылает «четкие сигналы» президенту России Владимиру Путину.

Ранее глава британской спецслужбы радиоэлектронной разведки, Центра правительственной связи (GCHQ) Джереми Флеминг назвал Россию самой острой угрозой безопасности.

The post В британской разведке назвали Россию «ослабевающей» державой first appeared on The Brooklyn Bridge.

Президент Азербайджана Ильхам Алиев и его турецкий коллега Реджеп Тайип Эрдоган обсудили по телефону признание геноцида армян в Османской империи американским лидером Джо Байденом. Алиев подчеркнул, что заявление Байдена нанесло «серьезный ущерб формирующимся тенденциям сотрудничества в регионе».


pic_6f6be2f69416ff73ef79148770f59ac2.jpg
1557006

 Lenta.ru : Новости

Министерство юстиции США намерено предъявить обвинения более 500 человек за участие в беспорядках у Капитолия США 6 января. Большинство обвиняются в мелких правонарушениях, но нескольким предъявлены обвинения в нападении на сотрудников полиции


photorep_imageid_572627_e9a7ddda9bddbd11
396889

 Российская Газета

Vladimir Putin plots wave of assassinations in Europe and US to throw West into chaos | World

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from News07trends.

Vladimir Putin might unleash a wave of high-profile assassinations carried out by Russian secret service, based on Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The founding father of the Open Russia Motion and well-known critic of Mr Putin instructed BBC Newsnight that the Russian chiefs newest threats must be taken critically. This comes because the Russian President used his annual state of the nation deal with to warn the West to not cross a pink line with Russia.

He mentioned that such a transfer would set off an asymmetrical, speedy and harsh response from the Kremlin.

Mr Putin mentioned Western powers have been continuously making an attempt to decide on Russia and meddle run its affairs.

Addressing these remarks, Mr Khodorkovsky mentioned: Ive watched with curiosity this explicit comment in his deal with as a result of it seemed like some veiled menace.

Judging by what we already know concerning the operation of various secret companies, what we all know concerning the operations of individuals closest to Putin on the soil of Western nations, we might interpret this as a menace of future assassinations and future makes an attempt to destabilise the scenario within the West.

JUST IN: Corrupt Putin only respects strength which is why UK MUST stay strong

Throughout his size deal with to the Russian folks, Mr Putin accused the West of threatening to de-stabilise Russia and its allied neighbours Belarus and Ukraine.

He mentioned: The usage of unjust sanctions is rising into one thing extra harmful: a coup try in Belarus.

This comes as Belarusian authorities introduced final week that theyd uncovered a US-backed plot to assassinate Belarussian President Lukashenko.

Russias Federal Safety Service (FSB) mentioned it had detained two Belarusians allegedly concerned within the plot.

In one other transfer, Russia additionally seems to have pulled again from its build-up of army forces on the border with Ukraine.

There had been concern that Moscow would invade jap Ukraine after a tenth of Russias complete armed forces amassed within the area.

Russia had carried out enormous army drills in Crimea this week involving 10,000 troopers, 40 warships and 200 planes.

In different information, a whole bunch of individuals staged protests supporting Russias foremost opposition determine Alexei Navalny on Wednesday in jap cities together with Vladivostok, Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk.


Read Original Article over Here

Russia News - Russia News - russia-news.org - The News And Times Information Network

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from Russia News.

Ричард Мур

Глава британской внешней разведки Ричард Мур назвал Россию «объективно ослабевающей» державой, однако представляющей одну из наиболее насущных проблем. Он заявил об этом в интервью The Sunday Times.

«Россия объективно ослабевающая в экономическом и демографическом плане держава. Она переживает чрезвычайно сложный период», сказал он.

Мур добавил, что Россия для него представляет одну из наиболее насущных проблем. Великобританию, по его словам, беспокоит большое число российских войск на границе с Украиной и вероятность «вторжения».

По мнению Мура, поведение России в Чехии заставляет проводить параллели с ситуацией в отношениях России и Украины. «Когда получаешь такую модель безрассудного поведения, и потом смотришь на то, что происходит вокруг Украины конечно же, это нас беспокоит», отметил он. Глава разведки заключил, что Британия координирует свои действия с союзниками, чтобы убедиться, что посылает «четкие сигналы» президенту России Владимиру Путину.

Ранее глава британской спецслужбы радиоэлектронной разведки, Центра правительственной связи (GCHQ) Джереми Флеминг назвал Россию самой острой угрозой безопасности.

The post В британской разведке назвали Россию «ослабевающей» державой first appeared on The Brooklyn Bridge.

German minister urges to dissociate Nord Stream 2 and Navalny issue  TASS

В британской разведке назвали Россию «ослабевающей» державой

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The News And Times.

В британской разведке назвали Россию «ослабевающей» державой

Ричард Мур

Глава британской внешней разведки Ричард Мур назвал Россию «объективно ослабевающей» державой, однако представляющей одну из наиболее насущных проблем. Он заявил об этом в интервью The Sunday Times.

«Россия объективно ослабевающая в экономическом и демографическом плане держава. Она переживает чрезвычайно сложный период», сказал он.

Мур добавил, что Россия для него представляет одну из наиболее насущных проблем. Великобританию, по его словам, беспокоит большое число российских войск на границе с Украиной и вероятность «вторжения».

По мнению Мура, поведение России в Чехии заставляет проводить параллели с ситуацией в отношениях России и Украины. «Когда получаешь такую модель безрассудного поведения, и потом смотришь на то, что происходит вокруг Украины конечно же, это нас беспокоит», отметил он. Глава разведки заключил, что Британия координирует свои действия с союзниками, чтобы убедиться, что посылает «четкие сигналы» президенту России Владимиру Путину.

Ранее глава британской спецслужбы радиоэлектронной разведки, Центра правительственной связи (GCHQ) Джереми Флеминг назвал Россию самой острой угрозой безопасности.

The post В британской разведке назвали Россию «ослабевающей» державой first appeared on The Brooklyn Bridge.

German minister urges to dissociate Nord Stream 2 and Navalny issue  TASS

This is American fascism | openDemocracy

Michael_Novakhov shared this story .

When one scratches beneath the surface, it becomes apparent that many of these exculpations of Francos regime as not fascist potentially reflect scholars own blind spots and sexismignoring the central role of one of the most powerful women in Spain, Pilar Primo de Rivera, who led the state-run Womens Section of the Falange for more than four decades as the inheritor of her brothers fascist legacy. She was at one point even proposed as a potential bride to Adolf Hitler. A woman of immense power, she influenced education nationally and strove to inculcate young people with fascist ideologies through a National Catholic programmereflected particularly in the childrens books and teachers curricula of the period.

Franco, too, staunchly advocated for National Catholicism which tied religion to Spanish identity. His imagery and rhetoric attempted to match that of Isabel and Ferdinands of the fifteenth centurythe two Catholic Kings who in 1492 expelled Muslims and Jews from Spain and began the conquest of the Americas. The deeply antisemitic Franco could not go after Jews in Spain because there simply wasnt that large of a Jewish population in the country; instead, Franco went after communists, anarchists, socialists, queer people, and immigrants. He also stoked conspiracies of secret free-mason and Jewish cabals.

Today, in right-wing media in the US, similar rhetoric is frequently leveraged against globalists, communist and socialist Democrats and Hollywood. The similarities do not end there. Francos regime frequently brandished the slogan ¡Una, Grande y Libre! (One, Great and Free)a slogan one could easily imagine being chanted at a Trump rally.

Comparatively, like Franco, Trump has had no qualms using the images of Christianity to his benefit. Moreover, one can certainly see that a sort of Christian Nationalism has grown-up in right-wing circles in the United States, advocated for by the likes of Steve Bannon, Betsy DeVos, and a slew of cronies. Trump has created anti-Muslim policies, placed migrants in concentration camps, attacked transgender people, and, like Franco did with Mussolini and Hitler, has tried desperately to make alliances with dictators globally. Whilst history doesnt repeat, it does, it certainly rhymes, and Trumps ideology and political programme certainly is a strain of fascism. Trumps brand is particularly Islamophobic, misogynist, racist, xenophobic, queerphobic, and against both liberalism and socialism.

Not a checklist, but a formula with variables

Some scholars have tried to create a sort of fascist checklist: is there a strongman figure? Is there violence? Do they use an imagined past to legitimise their actions? Is there a militarized police? Imperialist tendencies?

Capitol riot arrests of military, law enforcement and government personnel rises to 52 | Connect FM | Local News Radio

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from Connect FM | Local News Radio | Dubois, PA.

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock

(WASHINGTON) As authorities investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continue to pore over images and video of the riot, theyve encountered a distressing trend: A growing number of alleged perpetrators had previously served their country.

At least 52 active or retired military, law enforcement, or government service employees are among the over 400 suspects arrested for their alleged actions at the Capitol, according to an ABC News investigation based on military records, court records, interviews and publicly available news reports. The arrests include over half a dozen ex-police officers and multiple former elected officials and represent some of the most significant and violent charges brought in connection with the deadly insurrection.

Mary McCord, a longtime national security official who now runs Georgetown Universitys Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, said extremism among those with military or law enforcement backgrounds is a serious problem that needs to be addressed immediately.

Im not really surprised that there is a substantial subset of defendants who come from these backgrounds, McCord told ABC News. For veterans, the sense of mission is very important, so [Veterans Affairs] should be looking into how they can better serve veterans and help facilitate productive missions for them.

But its a tough challenge, said ABC News contributor and retired Marine Col. Steve Ganyard, because there is little data tracking the problem in real-time.

How to come to grips with it is not easy for military leaders, Ganyard said. Not only is it hard to isolate and quantify; theres no clear means to fix it.

According to a report from Georgetowns Project on Extremism, military individuals who participated in the attack on the Capitol were about four times more likely to be involved in domestic extremist organizations, such as the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers, which are now being probed by the Justice Department over their alleged role in helping plan and carry out the assault on the Capitol. The Georgetown group identified 43 alleged Capitol rioters as having military backgrounds, and said that more than a third of them were affiliated with violent extremist organizations.

Some of those arrested said that their past experience provided a natural path into the world of militias. Laura Steele, an alleged Oath Keeper whos been charged as part of a sweeping conspiracy case against the paramilitary group, boasted about her previous law enforcement experience in her application to the group, according to court records.

I have 13 years of experience in law Enforcement in North Carolina. I served as a k-9 Officer and a SWAT team member, Steele wrote on her application, according to court documents.

The majority of the 52 suspects with military, law enforcement or government experience were retired when they allegedly stormed the Capitol. Some had careers that gave them access to sensitive locations and prominent people.

During his career in law enforcement, retired New York Police Department officer Thomas Webster had provided security at both City Hall and the mayors residence but despite that background in protecting government buildings and officials, Webster allegedly attacked a Capitol police officer with a metal flagpole in what federal prosecutors called a fit of pure rage. Sara Carpenter, another retired NYPD officer, was also arrested for participating in the riot.

At least 10 individuals were still actively employed in their roles as police officers, local elected officials, and Army reservists when they allegedly helped storm the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were employed by the Rocky Mount Police Department in Virginia when prosecutors say they entered the Capitol and snapped a photo with their middle fingers extended, in front of the statue of Revolutionary War hero John Stark. They were later fired.

Federico Klein, who prosecutors allege was a violent and enthusiastic participant in the riot, was an active Trump administration appointee with a top security clearance at the time authorities say he attacked police officers on Jan. 6. He remained in his post for nearly two weeks after the attack before he resigned.

Fracker, Robertson and Klein have all pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

Some of those who allegedly participated in the attack have remained in their positions even after their identities were revealed and charges were filed against them.

Suzanne Ianni, who is facing charges of unlawful entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, remains a member of the governing board of Natick, Massachusetts, because officials say the town has no way of removing her. Ianni allegedly helped organize 11 busloads of people to travel to Washington, D.C., according to court records, though its not clear if it was for the march on the Capitol or the rally that preceded it.

In the days after the insurrection, Ianni said in an interview that she and her group were expressing our First Amendment rights to protest an illegal election.

Three individuals charged in connection with the attack are still on active duty in the Army Reserve or National Guard, Army officials confirmed to ABC News. They include Fracker, the former Virginia police officer, who is a corporal in the Virginia National Guard, the Army said.

Fracker, charged with unlawful entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Accused participant Timothy Hale-Cusanelli is a U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant who serves as a Human Resources Specialist. He was charged with multiple offenses, including violent entry and obstructing a law enforcement officer, and pleaded not guilty.

For many of those facing charges, a background in government service has proven to be unhelpful. In determining whether or not to detain Federico Klein, the Trump administration appointee, Judge Zia Faruqui pointed to Kleins military service and State Department employment as factors supporting detention.

Klein had sworn [an] oath to protect the Constitution, but instead switched sides and joined the riot, Faruqui said.

He should have known better, said the judge, before ordering him to be detained.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Capitol riot arrests of military, law enforcement and government personnel rises to 52

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from Michael Novakhov's favorite articles on Inoreader.

(WASHINGTON) As authorities investigating the Jan6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continue to pore over images and video of the riot, they've ...
The shock and reality of catching COVID-19 after being vaccinated | Selected Articles In Brief: 4.22-19.21 | Republicans cast doubt on Pelosi concessions on January 6 commission | 3 dead and 3 hurt in shooting at Kenosha, Wisconsin, bar; person of interest in custody | 9/11 Commission, the model for Capitol attack investigation, didnt learn truth about Sept. 11 terrorism - The Washington Post | Министр обороны РФ принял решение завершить внезапную проверку

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The News And Times.

The News And Times: Russia News: Europe: Russia orders troops to pull ... thenewsandtimes.blogspot.com/2021/04/russia

EzlVh5RXEAIX0-U.jpg:large

-

На совещании в Крыму генерал армии Сергей Шойгу отметил что цели внезапной проверки достигнуты полностью.
SCOOP: Russia eyed in directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops - POLITICO

Michael_Novakhov shared this story .

PENTAGON PROBE: The Pentagon has briefed top lawmakers on intelligence surrounding suspected directed-energy attacks against U.S. troops, and officials identified Russia as a likely culprit, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter, POLITICOs Betsy Woodruff Swan, Andrew Desiderio, Lara Seligman, and Erin Banco report.

The Defense Department has been investigating the incidents, including those targeting its personnel around the world, since last year, according to four former national security officials directly involved in the probe.

The Pentagon declined to comment on its interactions with Capitol Hill or any internal investigation.

Directed-energy attacks on U.S. spies and diplomats are well-documented; the CIA recently set up its own task force to look into the issue. But the recent Pentagon effort to look into similar incidents affecting U.S. troops has not previously been reported.

Russia News: Europe: Russia orders troops to pull back from Ukraine border

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The News And Times.

Michael Novakhov's favorite articles on Inoreader

Military personnel to return to barracks but remain in state of readiness, defence minister says

359759 Europe

The post Europe: Russia orders troops to pull back from Ukraine border first appeared on Russia News.



7957402 Russia News
На совещании в Крыму генерал армии Сергей Шойгу отметил что цели внезапной проверки достигнуты полностью.

SAVX2357-1200.jpg

2671363 RSS

The post RSS: Министр обороны РФ принял решение завершить внезапную проверку боеготовности войск Южного, Западного военных округов и ВДВ first appeared on Russia News.



7957402 Russia News
Russia says it is ending military buildup at Ukrainian border
Russia on Thursday said it would be ending its massive military buildup at the Ukrainian border, which has increased tensions with Ukraine, the United States and other western countries. Russia said troops would be ordered to return to their...
Kremlin says Putin will reply to Ukraine's proposal to meet if he sees fit  National Post
  1. Russia orders troops back after massive drills in Crimea  The Associated Press
  2. Photos show Russia's military buildup near Ukraine as Putin claims dominion over more of the region's sea and air  CBS News
  3. Holding the line against Russia in Ukraine  CNN
  4. Russia stages show of force near Ukraine with launch of Crimean exercises  Reuters
  5. No easy walk: Stronger Ukrainian army confident of checking Russian aggression  Financial Times
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News
Putin reaffirms Russias readiness to cooperate with Germany on vaccine supply  TASS
Putin foe Navalny says he sues prison for withholding Quran  WKOW
Putin, at climate summit, floats foreign investment incentives on clean energy  Reuters
A customer flips through a copy of The 9/11 Commission Report at a bookstore in 2004.
By
Министр обороны РФ принял решение завершить внезапную проверку боеготовности войск Южного, Западного военных округов и ВДВ

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from RSS.

На совещании в Крыму генерал армии Сергей Шойгу отметил что цели внезапной проверки достигнуты полностью.

Russian Defense Minister Orders Partial Pullback From Ukraine Border Region

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from NYT > World > Europe.

Sergei K. Shoigu said troops would withdraw from the area by May 1, citing a training exercise there that had ended. But the plan includes leaving some armored vehicles in field camps near Ukraine.

Russia unlikely to invade Ukraine after worrying military deployments say analysts - Daily Express

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from "Russia Ukraine" - Google News.

Russia unlikely to invade Ukraine after worrying military deployments say analysts  Daily Express
Putin vows a quick and tough Russian response for its foes - Boston Herald

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from "Russia Ukraine" - Google News.

Putin vows a quick and tough Russian response for its foes  Boston Herald
US advances bill to aid Ukraine in its struggle with Russia, pressure Nord Stream 2 - WION

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from "Russia Ukraine" - Google News.

US advances bill to aid Ukraine in its struggle with Russia, pressure Nord Stream 2  WION
Senate committee advances bill to support Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia - UPI News

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from "Russia Ukraine" - Google News.

Senate committee advances bill to support Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia  UPI News
Ukraine to allies: West must act now to ensure no new Russia military offensive - Reuters

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from "Russia Ukraine" - Google News.

  1. Ukraine to allies: West must act now to ensure no new Russia military offensive  Reuters
  2. Russia's Putin Issues Warnings Amid Military Buildup, Pro-Navalny Protests  The Wall Street Journal
  3. Putin Warns the West as Protests Emerge at Home  The New York Times
  4. Putin warns West not to cross Russia's "red line" amid standoff over Ukraine and Alexey Navalny  CBS News
  5. Putin warns of tough Russian action if West crosses 'red line'  BBC News
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News
As Ukraine-Russia crisis worsens, threat of war looms, World News

Michael_Novakhov shared this story .

The border situation in Russia- Ukraine could turn into a full-blown war any moment.

Russians have deployed tens of thousands of troops on the border with Ukraine and the US says Russia's military build-up is bigger than in 2014.

It was then when Russia had annexed Crimea from Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for talks.

But the Russian president is in no mood for a compromise.

Also read | Ukraine's President Zelenskiy asks Putin to meet him for peace talks in conflict zone

This report tells you how Putin is testing the resolve of the West.

There are satellite images that show the Russian military activity in Crimea.

They show how Russia is stepping up its deployments near Ukraine with aircraft, vehicles at airbases and training areas.

Ukraine assesses that Russia will soon have more than 120,000 troops on the border.

Left with no options, Zelensky sent a message from Kiev to Moscow, inviting Putin for talks. 

But, it doesn't look like Moscow wants a dialogue.

Tensions escalated this week when Russia carried out more military exercises in the Black Sea.

Reports say the Russians are planning to block parts of these waters, a move that could impact access to Ukrainian ports.

Those living near the borders are afraid and many people have begun to leave their homes.

People who are still around fear that war could soon break out.

For the US, Russia still remains the aggressor.

Ukraine's other ally, the European Union believes it would take just a spark to set off a confrontation.

An assessment that was validated by Putin himself.

The Russian president used his annual state of the union speech to deliver a warning to the West.

The Russian military build-up has been going on for weeks now, but what's motivating Moscow's aggression still remains unclear.

Either Russia is posturing, by putting pressure on Kiev or this is a serious bid to launch an offensive against Ukraine, a former state of the erstwhile Soviet Union.

Either way, it is another test for US President Joe Biden.

9/11 Commission, the model for Capitol attack investigation, didnt learn truth about Sept. 11 terrorism - The Washington Post

Michael_Novakhov shared this story .

Confronting Russias Role in Transnational White Supremacist Extremism

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from Just Security.

A member of the neo-Nazi terror network the Base told a federal prosecutor in December that he believed the groups leader, known then as Norman Spear, was a Russian spy. One month later, the Guardian revealed Spears true name to be Rinaldo Nazzaro and presented evidence that Nazzaro lives in Russia. BBC subsequently reported that Nazzaro was listed as a guest at a 2019 Russian government security exhibition which focused on the demonstration of the results of state policy and achievements.

Though Nazzaros relationship with the Russian government remains uncertain, these reports point to a broader trend: a mutual affection between Western white supremacists and the Russian government. It also highlights the reality that the distinction between foreign terrorism and so-called domestic terrorism is increasingly irrelevant. Dating back to 2004, David Duke characterized Russia as the key to white survival, and American white supremacist Richard Spencer recently identified Russia as the sole white power in the world. Both Jared Taylorfounder of the white supremacist outlet American Renaissanceand Matthew Heimbacha Unite the Right organizer and leader of the now-defunct Traditionalist Workers Partyhave met in person with ultranationalist Russian political leaders in 2015 and 2017, respectively.

For its part, the Russian government has exploited this interest. It has both turned a blind eye to far-right paramilitarism within its own borders and actively cultivated neo-Nazism in the West. These decisions align with its broader project to sow discord in Western democracies and influence transcontinental relations, despite its relatively weak military and economy. Russian President Vladimir Putins support for right-wing violence in the West constitutes an element in his broader destabilization campaign.

In the United States especially, white supremacist terrorists act upon an ideology that is deeply rooted in the countrys history of racist violence. The United States and its Western allies, therefore, must confront the issue of white supremacist terrorism at home and work towards a long overdue recalibration of counterterrorism priorities. But while the United States and its partners must confront this problem at home, they must also remember that hostile foreign powers have exploited homegrown racism for decades. Moreover, as Western counterterrorism efforts against white supremacist violence continue to ramp up (U.S. authorities, for example, have arrested seven members of the Base and a leader of the Unite the Right rally in recent weeks), extremists and aspiring terrorists may seek refuge in a more permissive environment, exacerbating the problem of Russian support.

To degrade existing links between Western extremists and Russian actors, and prevent the further formation of these connections, the United States and its partners must bolster their diplomatic capacity to confront this threat on a global scale. Here, we assess the current nexus between Western right-wing extremists and Russian actors at the state and non-state level. To be clear, we do not have a complete picture of these connections. Further workfrom investigative reporting to intelligence sharingis necessary to discern the scale of links between Western extremists and Russian actors. The counterterrorism community, however, must proactively work to understand this threat to prevent its further growth.

A Culture of Permissiveness

In 2014, the ultranationalist political organization Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) began training volunteers to fight alongside its paramilitary wing in eastern Ukraine, but the group has since expanded its operations to include global ambitions. According to the groups spokesperson, RIM seeks to continue to establish contacts with right-wing, traditionalist and conservative organizations around the world in order to share the experience of political [and] information warfare and joint squad tactics training. Most prominently, RIM has worked alongside the Russian political party Rodina (also known as the Motherland-National Patriotic Union) to convene the World National-Conservative Movement (WNCM), a conference organized against the principles of liberalism, multiculturalism and tolerance.

WNCMs organizers, however, sought to move beyond ideological exchanges and establish joint camps for military and athletic instruction. Now, through its paramilitary arm Imperial Legion, RIM carries out weeklong military-style training sessions known as Partisan. Led by a former member of the Russian armed forces, this program teaches cadets to operate firearms and move in tactical formation.

In recent years, RIMs terrorist training has proven deadly. Months before bombing a refugee center in Gothenburg, Sweden, the two perpetrators attended RIMs Partisan training camp. According to the prosecutor handling the case, attendance at the paramilitary camp in St. Petersburg was a key step in [the bombers] radicalization and it may be the place where they learned to manufacture the bombs that they used in Gothenburg. Both men had a history with the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM), though it appears that each had moved on from the organization.

Despite the fact that these Swedish terrorists split with NRM prior to their attack, the group has maintained its own troubling relationship with RIM. In 2015, a RIM leader traveled to Sweden to speak at a NRM-hosted event called Nordic Days, and RIM has reportedly provided very modest financial support to its Nordic allies. Notably, NRM operates a Russian-language page with more than 2,000 members on the social media platform VK, according to the investigative journalism outlet Hate Speech International.

The November 2018 National Strategy for Counterterrorism of the United States lists the Nordic Resistance Movement as a prominent transnational, self-described nationalist-socialist organization with anti-Western views, that poses a threat, particularly to Europe, because of its propensity to use violence and its intent to destabilize societies. The relationship between the Nordic Resistance Movement and RIM reflects the transnational nature of right-wing extremism and acts as a reminder of how cross-border relationships can enhance the threat of terrorism. As political scientists Michael Horowitz and Philip Potter contend, cooperation and alliances between terrorist organizations increase group capacity.

What, then, is the connection between RIMs transnational activities and Putins desire to undermine Western democracy? According to Alexander Verkhovsky, director of the Moscow-based SOVA Center for Information and Analysis, Russian authorities knowingly tolerate RIMs paramilitary camps. The Kremlin does not directly support RIM, but it does nothing to combat the groups violent activities, despite knowledge of their operations. As former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Carpenter characterized the situation, RIMs paramilitary arm operates freely in Russia. The lack of counterterrorism pressure from domestic forces in Russia allows the organization to form alliances with extremists across Europe and the United States, enhancing the overall threat of right-wing extremism.

Russian strategy plays into its tolerance for RIM in two different ways. First, the Kremlin has an incentive to turn a blind eye to the group because of RIMs role in helping to recruit Russians to fight in eastern Ukraine (its worth noting, however, that the conflict has also attracted white supremacist foreign fighters to fight with Ukrainians against Russia). Second, and more importantly for Western security services, the decision to allow RIM to act with impunity aligns with Putins zero-sum worldview in which liberal democracy in the West threatens his authoritarian hold in Russia. By allowing violent, globally minded paramilitarism to take hold within Russias borders, the Kremlin facilitates the growth of right-wing extremism in Europe and the United States that exacerbates threats to the stability of democratic governments.

Direct Tactical and Ideological Support

 Although the Kremlins support for RIM only amounts to tacit approval, Russian intelligence officials have directly interacted with other far-right groups such as the Hungarian National Front. A neo-Nazi paramilitary organization, the Hungarian National Front began to exhibit affinity for the Kremlin in 2012, when its leader István Györkös launched a website that promoted a pro-Putin message. According to a joint report from two Hungarian research institutes, the site has clearly and unequivocally become a tool in the hands of Russian government propaganda. The connection between the Hungarian National Front and Russia, however, goes further than just messaging efforts. Hungarian security services have testified to the countrys parliament that the neo-Nazi organization regularly took part in paramilitary training exercises with Russian military intelligence officials operating in Hungary under the guise of diplomatic cover. This direct support for far-right extremism, according to Andras Racz of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, fits into Russias broader effort to bolster fringe groups in an effort to destabilize or simply disorient the European Union.

Confronting State Sponsorship and Eliminating Safe Havens

Given this understanding of Russias complicity in this growing threat, how might Western officials address the Kremlins actions (and inaction) with regards to right-wing violence? First, the United States and its partners must lead by example. The West will have no credibility in condemning Russias soft stance on right-wing extremism if it cannot demonstrate a willingness to act seriously and combat the threat itself. In a time when elected officials hire unabashed extremists as senior advisors, parrot extremist talking pointslaud the merits of white nationalism, and cover up their meetings with far-right extremists, the West has a long way to go in building its own legitimacy to call out other States. This necessary step includes adopting long-overdue policy measures to combat the threat of right-wing terrorism.

In the United States, lawmakers should adopt policies that boost resources for domestic terrorism prevention and aim to reduce the lethality of terrorist attacks. For example, Joshua Geltzer has suggested that the National Counterterrorism Center should be empowered to provide analysis of the nature and direction of the white supremacist threat as a whole, rather than trying to distinguish between the international and domestic aspects of a transnational threat. Lawmakers must also embrace interventions that precede the threshold for legal investigation. In recent congressional testimony, terrorism experts advocated for expanded funding for community partners such as non-law enforcement resources inside schools. Moreover, the Department of Defense should improve screening efforts to ensure white supremacists cannot infiltrate the military, as was stipulated in the Houses version of the most recent National Defense Authorization Act before an alteration in the Senate removed this provision. Congress could also improve data-collection efforts by passing the NO HATE Act, the Domestic and International Terrorism DATA Act, and the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, which would appropriate resources to help the national security community better understand the threat of white supremacist terrorism.

With regards to reducing lethality, scholars and policy experts agree: ease of access to firearms in the United States exacerbates the threat of terrorism. In addition to common-sense background checks, Congress should pass red-flag laws on a national level and also adopt the Disarm Hate Act, which would prohibit individuals who have been convicted of misdemeanor-level hate crimes from buying or possessing guns.

It is also critical to note that white supremacist extremism is not a threat conjured up by a far-off Russian boogeyman, but rather is Americas original sin. In fact, it has often been white supremacist extremists within the United States who have exported their ideology and violence across the globe. Recognizing this reality and addressing this challenge at home are necessary preconditions to confront the role that state actors play in this threat across the globe.

How then, should the United States and its partners work to degrade any relationships between far-right extremists and malign state actors? Terrorism experts suggest that the removal of a leader can help degrade international alliances. Doing so may also undermine transnational links. The United States and its partners should apply this lesson in a diplomatic, rather than lethal, approach to the threat of transnational white supremacist violence. In this case, a unified effort to encourage greater cooperation on extradition laws may be one way to target group leadership. Lars Agerbak was the leader of the far-right Danish organization National Front and once received paramilitary training in Russia. Though convicted of weapons-related charges in his native Denmark, he has since fled to Russia. Given that both parties are signatories to the 1957 European Convention on Extradition, the European Union might push to have Agerbak returned to Denmark. Doing so may undermine the international alliances established between Danish and Russian extremists, eroding the overall potency of transnational right-wing extremism. Moreover, if it is true that Rinaldo Nazzaro currently resides in Russia, the United States possesses legal options, including past precedent, to push for extradition or criminal accountability if U.S. authorities can bring a charge against Nazzaro.

In addition to a focus on extradition, American and European officials should work together to implement travel bans or other forms of targeted sanctions. Specifically, these sorts of diplomatic penalties could target leaders within RIM or Rodina to prevent them from traveling to the West to cultivate alliances and exchange ideas. Such provisions could have prevented a RIM representative from traveling to the United States to meet with Matthew Heimbach in 2017 and could undermine future collaboration between RIM and the Nordic Resistance Movement. Similar sanctions might also target intelligence officials determined to have directly trained or supported paramilitary organizations in Europe or the United States. Tools to fight state-sponsorship measures may not persuade Russia to altogether abandon their sponsorship of these groups, but they could convince the Kremlin to avoid further escalation of these activities. Though a relatively modest objective, it could help to stymie a growing threat.

In the United States, these objectives will require staffing and procedural changes that provide the necessary tools to confront the threat of white supremacist violence on a global scale. In particular, the State Department might consider the creation of a Special Envoy position to help elevate the priority of this issue. Fighting this threat, however, will require a whole of government effort, including building a workforce that understands this movement and its deep history.

Conclusion

From Heimbach to Nazzaro to an unnamed white supremacist leader and New Zealand soldier who planned to travel to Russia prior to his December 2019 arrest, the relationship between white extremists and the Russian state demands further attention. Moscow has already begun to exploit this fascination by intentionally stoking neo-Nazi sentiment and permitting extremist actors to use Russia as a transnational paramilitary training ground. The United States and its partners must act now to confront the globally linked white supremacist extremist movement in anticipation of an increasingly diffuse threat in the coming years.

Our recommendations are not limited to confronting Russias role in this threat and indeed could serve as a foundation for a broader diplomatic effort. As previously discussed, Ukraines Azov Battalion has actively recruited foreign fighters from Atomwaffen Division and the Rise Above Movement. Our partners should not be absolved of responsibility, and indeed may prove more receptive to these types of diplomatic efforts.

The long-overdue campaign against white supremacist terrorism appears to have prevented a potentially horrific attack in Richmond, Va. This near-tragedy underscores the importance of domestic counterterrorism efforts, but this fight must occur within a broader effort to dismantle the global white supremacist terrorist movement. As Western extremists feel increasingly vulnerable to law enforcement activity, they may flock to refuges in which they will not face counterterrorism pressure. To mitigate the risk posed by such an evolution, the United States and its partners must challenge state actors that aggravate the threat of transnational white supremacist extremism.

Image: Supporters of the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement chant slogans during a demonstration at the Kungsholmstorg square in Stockholm, Sweden on August 25, 2018. Photo by FREDRIK PERSSON/AFP via Getty Images
PBS documentary, CBS 60 Minutes segment add to evidence of far-reaching state complicity in January 6 coup attempt

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from World Socialist Web Site (en).

Last week, the PBS Frontline program aired a 90-minute documentary (American Insurgency) arguing on the basis of well-known facts that the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by a fascistic mob, with the encouragement and support of Donald Trump, was the culmination of a protracted effort spearheaded by the then-president to create a broad fascist movement in the US.

This was followed Sunday by a CBS 60 Minutes segment bringing together documentary evidence showing that months of extensive planning, coordination and organization went into the far-right insurrection. Previously unreleased audio of communications between far-right militia leaders made during the actual siege proves their central role in planning and executing the coup attempt and provides additional damning evidence of the complicity of police, intelligence and military officials in a plot to overturn the 2020 election and maintain the loser, Trump, in power as de facto dictator.

The 60 Minutes segment focuses on the Oath Keepers militia group, which played an instrumental role in the storming of the Capitol and has close ties to the Republican Party and state agencies, including the police and military.

In an interview clip that has been viewed over 1.4 million times on social media as of this writing, the vice president of the Arizona chapter of the Oath Keepers, Jim Arroyo, said, Our guys are very experienced. We have active-duty law enforcement in our organization that are helping to train us. We can blend in with our law enforcement and, in fact, in a lot of cases our training is much more advanced because of our military backgrounds.

The CBS segment also shows Arroyo discussing civil war during an Oath Keepers meeting. Its not a joke, he says. This can happen and we need to be ready for it.

The production also spotlights the role of the groups founder, Stewart Rhodes, a Yale-educated lawyer and former Army paratrooper. It features open-channel radio communications previously reported in court documents and on the World Socialist Web Site but until Sunday never heard by the public.

While not explicitly naming Rhodes, the court documents and the CBS segment strongly imply that Rhodes directed the Oath Keepers during the siege of the Capitol. Previous photos and video evidence have confirmed his presence on Capitol grounds, as Oath Keepers members moved in military-style stack formation up the Capitol steps and into the building.

On January 6, as the attack was under way, WNYC radio reporter Michael Loewinger, who had been monitoring far-right activity online leading up to the attack, began recording the open channel conversations on the Zello radio app. Loewinger recorded conversations held on a Stop the Steal channel that included indicted Ohio militia leader and Army veteran Jessica Watkins and other Oath Keepers as they were breaking into the Capitol.

In one recording, Watkins is heard saying, We have a good group. Weve got about 30, 40 of us. We sticking together and sticking to the plan. Watkins follows up with a location update: Were moving on the Capitol now. Ill give you a boots-on-the-ground update here in a few.

An unidentified male voice is then heard over the same channel directing the group: You are executing citizens arrest!

In previous court documents, this same phrase was cited by federal prosecutors to justify keeping Oath Keeper leader and former Navy Commander Thomas Caldwell in pretrial detention.

As previously noted by the World Socialist Web Site, the phrase citizens arrest is, according to federal prosecutors, the same language used by members of the far-right Wolverine Watchmen militia group in connection with their planned kidnapping and likely murder of Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The FBI publicly revealed the plot last October.

The connection between the plot against Whitmer and the attack on the Capitol three months later is further established in the PBS documentary, which aired on April 13. The documentary confirms the link through interviews with members of the Wolverine Watchmen and the Boogaloo Bois.

In one interview, reporter A.C. Thompson speaks with Wolverine Watchmen militia member Barry Croft, one those indicted in connection with the plot against Whitmer. PBS has confirmed that six members of the Wolverine Watchmen participated in the April 30 storming of the state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan.

The April 30 rally, organized to oppose Whitmers implementation of minimal anti-pandemic public health measures, was hailed by Trump and financed by significant sections of the financial oligarchy. FBI documents filed last year assert that the rally served as the first public assemblage of militia members who would later plan the kidnapping of Whitmer. As the WSWS warned at the time, the Michigan plot, downplayed by the Democratic Party and the mainstream media, had to be seen as part of a broader conspiracy, led by the Trump White House, to overturn a possible Biden victory and what remains of democratic procedures in the US. It is now clear that the Michigan plot was indeed a dry run for the attack on the Capitol on January 6.

Croft, according to the FBI, is also a leader in the III Percenters, another fascist militia group. Members of the III Percenters have been indicted for their role on January 6. Like the Oath Keepers and Proud Bois, the III Percenters militia group has extensive ties to sitting Republican members of Congress. In the PBS documentary, Croft speaks to Thompson from prison and reveals that he had been in contact with the leader of a Virginia chapter of Boogaloo Bois, Mike Dunn, prior to his arrest.

Despite being only 20, Dunn has been a fixture at far-right rallies in Virginia, participating in the January 20, 2020 Lobby Day demonstration in which over 10,000 descended on the Virginia Capitol armed with assault rifles. Dunn was joined by hundreds of Oathkeepers, III Percenters and Boogaloo Bois, and the event was promoted by Trump on Twitter.

In previous interviews, Dunn has threatened violence against elected officials and acknowledged that members of his group helped attack the US Capitol. The FBI has revealed that there were plots to kidnap and kill other Democratic governors besides Whitmer, including Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.

The heads of the various intelligence, military and police agencies charged with protecting Congress and the Capitol, such as FBI Director Christopher Wray, former Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, and former D.C. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, have claimed that no intelligence indicated an attack on Congress was likely on January 6. These claims, lacking any credibility on their face, have since been thoroughly exposed as outright lies.

Both documentaries bring together facts that have for the most part been reported and analyzed in dozens of articles and statements posted by the WSWS. They present in a coherent manner important information. But they fail to directly draw the connection between what they themselves reveal and other evidence pointing irrefutably to the complicity of top officials in the Pentagon and within the police and intelligence agencies in the conspiracy led by the Trump White House. Just in the past two weeks, government reports have documented the critical role played by top police and military officials in facilitating the attack on the Capitol.

The World Socialist Web Site has reported extensively on both the internal Pentagon timeline of January 6 and the D.C. Capitol Police Inspector Generals report on the events of that fateful day. The Pentagon report makes it clear that top civilian Pentagon officials, appointed by Trump, delayed giving authorization for the D.C. National Guard commander to send troops under his command to protect Congress from the fascistic mob. The second report cites facts proving that the chief of the D.C. Capitol Police had ample evidence of a looming violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. But instead of beefing up his force to guard Congress, he issued orders to prevent those under his command from resisting being overrun by the fascist mob unleashed by Trump.

Evidence of far-reaching state complicity in January 6 coup attempt - 7:35 AM 4/20/2021

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The News And Times.

Michael Novakhov's favorite articles on Inoreader - 

7:35 AM 4/20/2021

PBS documentary, CBS 60 Minutes segment add to evidence of far-reaching state complicity in January 6 coup attempt wsws.org/en/articles/20




6455151 mikenov on Twitter

On this day in 1945, Adolf Hitler emerges momentarily from his underground bunker in Berlin to decorate a handful of child soldiers. It's one of the last times he'll be seen above ground alive. pic.twitter.com/ZAtYwJrqJd


EzTBsBQVcAIx6li.jpg
Retweeted by VXYa6tHh_normal.jpg Michael Novakhov (mikenov) on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 11:09am


81 likes, 15 retweets


6455151 mikenov on Twitter
Experts say Covid-19 vaccinations in the US are continuing at an impressive pace, and now all Americans 16 and up can get a shot. But a...

FBI - THE PERVERTS: Man connected to FBI accused of paying woman to sexually assault son with disabilities - Selected Headlines - 6:19 AM 4/20/2021 

  opinions.jpg

Selected Headlines | This Page Link | Page

Michael Novakhov's favorite articles on Inoreader 16px-Feed-icon.svg.pngThe News and Times from Michael_Novakhov (16 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): "fbi" - Google News: Man connected to FBI accused of paying woman to sexually assault son with disabilities - WSOC CharlotteGerman elections: Feud on center-right could help Greens succeed Merkel - AxiosRussia says its airstrike in Syria killed 200 militantsTwo Russian agents have been linked to a high-profile poisoning and a deadly explosion, but there's little Europe can do - KCTV Kansas CityJibaro News: Fusion Center Report: White Extremists Sought Murders of Cops, PoliticiansPutin poses in sheepskin on Siberian retreat with defense minister amid tensions with US - Republic TVPutin discusses Arctic, Ukraine with Finnish leader, tells him about phone call with Biden - TASSPutin Raised Alleged Belarus Coup Plot During Call With Biden - BloombergWhat Rep. Maxine Waters really said in Brooklyn Center and what the reaction has been - TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressArson Suspected in Fires at Brooklyn Park Strip Mall - CCX Media - ccxmedia.orgFacebook now lets users export posts and notes to Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress.com - Yahoo Canada Financegolosamerikius's YouTube Videos: Майкл Вайс: Америка не будет воевать с РоссиейVoice of America English: Medical Examiner: US Capitol Police Officer Died of Natural Causes After DC Riot" Russian elites Google News: What happens if Alexei Navalny dies? GZERO Media" Irans economy is closer than ever to collapse, says expertThese are the faces of extremism in the militaryLawmakers divided over need for new domestic terrorism lawUS Attorney Seeking Sedition and Conspiracy Charges in Aftermath of Capitol RiotWhy Trump loyalists should fear the first Capitol riot confession'Terror is still with us': Attorney General Garland returns for Oklahoma City bombing anniversary-


» The News and Times from Michael_Novakhov (16 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): "fbi" - Google News: Man connected to FBI accused of paying woman to sexually assault son with disabilities - WSOC Charlotte
19/04/21 18:39 from Mike Nova's favorite articles on Inoreader
Man connected to FBI accused of paying woman to sexually assault son with disabilities   WSOC Charlotte "fbi" - Google News Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites) The News and Times from Michael_Novakhov (16 sites)

» German elections: Feud on center-right could help Greens succeed Merkel - Axios
19/04/21 18:38 from Mike Nova's favorite articles on Inoreader
German elections: Feud on center-right could help Greens succeed Merkel   Axios

» Russia says its airstrike in Syria killed 200 militants
19/04/21 18:38 from Mike Nova's favorite articles on Inoreader
MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian military said Monday that its airstrike killed about 200 militants in eastern Syria. Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, the head of the Russian military's Reconciliation Center in Syria, said Russian warplanes hit two ...

» Two Russian agents have been linked to a high-profile poisoning and a deadly explosion, but there's little Europe can do - KCTV Kansas City
19/04/21 18:37 from Mike Nova's favorite articles on Inoreader
Two Russian agents have been linked to a high-profile poisoning and a deadly explosion, but there's little Europe can do   KCTV Kansas City

» Jibaro News: Fusion Center Report: White Extremists Sought Murders of Cops, Politicians
19/04/21 18:35 from Mike Nova's favorite articles on Inoreader
Advertisement Michael_Novakhov shared this story from Gizmodo. In mid-January, U.S. intelligence analysts began quietly notifying local police departments about a host new violent, criminal threats surfacing in the wake of the Capitol ri...

» Putin poses in sheepskin on Siberian retreat with defense minister amid tensions with US - Republic TV
19/04/21 18:35 from Mike Nova's favorite articles on Inoreader
Putin poses in sheepskin on Siberian retreat with defense minister amid tensions with US   Republic TV

Deeply Discounted Crude Becomes Headache For OPEC - OilPrice.com - 6:42 AM 4/20/2021

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The News And Times.

6:03 AM 4/20/2021 - SharedNewsLinks - A heavily fortified Minneapolis awaits verdict in Chauvin trial

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The News And Times.

6:03 AM 4/20/2021 - SharedNewsLinks 




Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks | In Brief | 
-
Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks 
5:35 AM 4/20/2021 - NYT > Opinion: America Needs a Jan. 6 Commission | U.S. Ambassador To Moscow Returning To Washington
Fusion Center Report: White Extremists Sought Murders of Cops, Politicians
Bitcoin is facing an additional drop of 23% from current levels after breaching a key resistance level
REVIEW - 2.25.18 The Hundred-Eyed Blind Monster By Michael Novakhov Topic: FBI Surveillance
A heavily fortified Minneapolis awaits verdict in Chauvin trial - POLITICO
The International Space Station: A Laboratory in Space NASA
9:57 AM 4/19/2021 - Russia to withdraw from International Space Station starting from 2025 ...
8:31 AM 4/19/2021
GA-A-GA! GA-A-GA: "Putin has to be very carefully (much more than now) and very professionally INVESTIGATED, and (if it is feasible) to be tried in The Hague." - M.N. | World: Putin responds to Bidens comments that hes a killer: I wish him good health
Netanyahu family threatens to sue former PM Ehud Olmert
The United States has seen at least 150 mass shootings in 2021, about 50 - last month | Mass Shootings - Tweets Review
US mass shootings: At least 50 since the Atlanta spa shootings - CNN
KINO - (Movie Starts!) - SHA - (Shut up, everyone!)
Oath Keepers leader coordinated with Proud Boys and others before Capitol riot, prosecutors say
3 killed, 2 injured in Kenosha County tavern shooting, sheriff's office says | Crime and Courts
Audio Post With Russias aid, ransomware reaps havoc, cash | How Much Did Russian Spy Agencies Rely On Bitcoin? New Hints In Leaked Recordings | Russias FSB Linked to $450M Bitcoin Disappearance BBC | US civil unrest 2021 is incited by the hostile foreign intelligence services In My Opinion M.N. | 20202021 United States racial unrest - Links - The News And Times Network
With Russia's aid, ransomware reaps havoc, cash
How Much Did Russian Spy Agencies Rely On Bitcoin? New Hints In Leaked Recordings
Russias FSB Linked to $450M Bitcoin Disappearance BBC - The Moscow Times
US civil unrest 2021 is incited by the hostile foreign intelligence services - In My Opinion - M.N.
Russia 'direct threat to Europe's security': Germany
The News And Times
1:00 PM 4/17/2021 - "fbi cleaned up computers" - hard to believe. Including from their own spying malware which is (or was) omnipresent? With the purpose of hiding the traces of their own cyber crimes and unlawful mass surveillance?
FBI hacks vulnerable US computers to fix malicious malware | Hacking
Dogs can sniff out positive coronavirus samples with 96% accuracy - study - The Jerusalem Post
-
Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks 
5:35 AM 4/20/2021 - NYT > Opinion: America Needs a Jan. 6 Commission | U.S. Ambassador To Moscow Returning To Washington

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The News And Times.

 5:35 AM 4/20/2021

The attack on our democracy must be investigated to prevent history from repeating itself.
-
____________________________________________________________________________

Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks℠ | In Brief | 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

9:39 AM 2/28/2021 - Experts concerned about Pope Francis' trip to Iraq

3:35 PM 10/6/2020 - Saved Stories and Video News Review

10:29 AM 11/1/2020

2:50 PM 10/6/2020 - With Fish Dying And Talk Of Rocket Fuel In The Water, Residents Of Russia's Kamchatka Want Answers

1:38 PM 10/6/2020 - Major hurricane brews in Gulf of Mexico, threatens Louisiana, Florida | Hopes of a ceasefire fading in Nagorno-Karabakh amid flare-up of violence

8:29 AM 11/4/2020 - European leaders react with caution as Trump falsely claims victory - The Guardian

2:18 PM 10/6/2020 - Twitter, Facebook censor Trump's message comparing coronavirus to flu

Selected News Articles - 8:36 AM 11/1/2020

Biden Administration Announces Sanctions on Russia in Navalny Case - Shared Links - Audio Posts Review

7:05 AM 10/8/2020 – Germany sees ‘worrying jump’ in Covid-19 cases | Coronavirus second wave continues to hit Europe, with France seeing highest daily infections ever