Will Muriel lead the attack on the White House?

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What you are looking at, pilgrims, is a view up 16th St NW from K Street to the White House.  You can see the steeple of St. John's Episcopal Church on the left at the end with Lafayette Park and the White House beyond.

The Democrats are seeking to bring 1 million of their flock (protestors, anarchists and antifa+) to Washington this weekend.  

Muriel Bowser,  (mayor of the autonomous city of Washington) has sent an official letter to Trump requesting the removal of all federal military and security forces from the city.  What the basis for that might be escapes me. The District of Columbia is not a state.  It is an administrative convenience for the federal government.  It never had an elected government until 1973.  That change in government encouraged by LBJ caused what was called the "run for the bridges."

IMO what Bowser has done on 16th Street today is create a clearly marked assembly area for a very large mob.  It is two blocks long and aimed squarely at the White House.

IMO the response should be to bring a rifle company of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) from Ft. Myer or Ft. McNair (divided garrison) and position it on the White House lawn with a big pile of ammunition to await any breach by Bowser's Army.  The rest of 3rd Infantry and the marines at 8th and I can wait in reserve. 

But can we be sure that Esper and Milley will defend the White House?

Let the die be cast.  pl

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48 Responses to Will Muriel lead the attack on the White House?

  1. Bill H says:

    Are you aware the the National Guard in DC has been kicked out of its hotel and has been disarmed?
    Apparently the Pentagon did not consult the White House before disarming the Guard, and all federal forces deployed to DC have been sent home. I think President Trump should take to his bunker, because it does not appear the military will defend him.

  2. But can we be sure that Esper and Milley will defend the White House?
    We know Mattis would not. But, generally, US “elites” are extremely badly educated on the algorithm of the chain of command collapse. Well, come to think about it–they have no clue.

  3. Jack says:

    I’m sorry, I wish I could find joy in this but it just feels performative as hell.
    Mayor Bowser’s proposed budget for FY2021 includes an additional $18.5 million for police and a $16 million cut to housing assistance.
    We need real change & that starts with the budget, not this.

    Congressional candidate Mckayla Wilkes tweeting Mayor Bowser’s wokeness naming a section by the White House as Black Lives Matter Plaza, obfuscating the reality of the DC administration’s priorities.

  4. J says:

    I have my doubts about Esper.

  5. Eric Newhill says:

    “We do not need to militarize our response to protests,” Mattis says. “We need to unite around a common purpose. And it starts by guaranteeing that all of us are equal before the law.” – Gen Mattis
    WTF? Over
    Call sign should be altered from “Mad Dog” to “Senile Dog” or “stupid dog”, maybe “crooked dog”?
    Sir, seriously, what is wrong with Mattis, Kelly, Esper, Miller, et al. Do they really want Washington DC in flames? The White House and other of our monuments and institutions destroyed.? Do they not understand what the response would be from the millions of gun owning patriots, many former and current military? Are they jockeying for a presidential run and thus become squishy politicians? Part of a coup d’etat? Just plain stupid?
    I truly don’t get why they don’t understand what the mob wants and that they cannot be appeased by anything sensible. Maybe in there is an explanation of why we haven’t won a real war for a long time. Is this all wounded big egos on their part? What?
    IMO, the radicals think they win either way. They march and destroy and are allowed to do so, or they are gunned down and a “bad optic” is created, there are martyrs and their cause grows. What the defenders need to know is that the radicals won’t stop despite appeasement and a civil war is in the making regardless. The defenders must do their duty regardless of political consequences because the consequences they might fear are going to occur anyhow.
    Many of us are waiting in our communities and ready to do what we can if called upon.

  6. Jack says:

    The Pentagon orders National Guard to disarm.
    Someone forced Trump to change weekend plans and stay in DC this weekend.
    Mayor Bowser demands national guard leave.
    Antifa organizes million person march on the White House.
    Odd set of coincidences, no?

    Is the plan to generate martyrs for an intense propaganda campaign?
    Trump showed weakness against the putschists. Are the NeverTrumpers gonna ratchet up the pressure with images of violence and bloodshed and anger towards Trump?

  7. eakens says:

    The second most important defining moment in the history of this country could very well be in less than 24 hours.

  8. turcopolier says:

    Jack et al
    Esper should be fired for insubordination. There must be someone in the Pentagon who will obey orders. If McCarthy ordered NG troops to be disarmed he too should be fired. To place unarmed soldiers whether Regular (active duty) or reserve (ARNG) in a situation in which armed, violent people are present is equivalent to complicity in their fate.
    The surrender cultist wimp TonyL wrote to whine that any use of force against the rioter element in these demonstrations would make the situation worse. Well, there is worse and then there is MUCH worse. The latter for me would be for the mob to overrun the WH. TonyL also misquoted me. I said that a regular infantry company of the 3rd Infantry Regiment should be positioned on THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN. For those of you who are unable to visualize terrain, that would be INSIDE THE FENCE. Get it? A last ditch defense of the building.

  9. Barbara Ann says:

    The Atlantic (The Trump Regime Is Beginning to Topple) is fully onboard with the PSYOP aspect of the coup:

    The examples of Serbia, Ukraine, and Tunisia show how even the subservient unexpectedly break from a leader once that leader is doomed to illegitimacy. And to an extent, the cycle of abandonment has already begun. Jim Mattis’s excoriation of his old boss prodded Trump’s former chief of staff Jim Kelly and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to echo his condemnation of the president. As each defector wins praise for moral courage, it incentivizes the next batch of defectors.

    As others have observed, the aim of the DC Maidan appears to be either victory or a creation of martyrs for the cause. And it will all be reported on and correctly contextualized by MSNBC’s Resistance TV News’ brand new National Security & Legal Analyst; Ms Lisa Page.
    Anne Norton’s book on antebellum political culture has chosen an interesting time to arrive in the mail.

  10. Jim says:

    Move the executive office function [of the WH] to Camp David.
    The traitors/Generals “in charge” of US Military can then decide “for themselves” — if they want to be known as those that allowed WH to be stormed and burned to a crisp.
    And then Trump can totally begin to clean house in military.
    And bring the boys home from Syria, Iraq, Libya, from NATO etc, as he claimed he wanted to do in 2016.
    This action of bring the boys home would be very popular among all segments of society.
    And demonstrating to us and the world that the traitors/Generals “in charge” of US military that could be court martial and perhaps hung by their necks in the former [and by then possibly destroyed] Rose Garden would be an example to indicate NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.
    This would be a great cleansing.

  11. Flavius says:

    It is absurd to think that the insurrection we are witnessing is any more than incidentally connected with George Floyd. What we are witnessing has been four years in the making. The entrenched class interests of Big Government, including alas the components of the National Security State, Big Government Dependencies, including the educational establishments and the spawn of the Great Society, and Big Media could not abide the election of a person who is not one of their own. It set out to resist him from the beginning “by any means necessary”, and accumulating frustration has brought their revolt to the streets. There was a time when I thought that the Democracy that undergirds our Republic was a more durable foundation that it evidently is.

  12. Bill H says:

    I get your point, Colonel, placing them in defense of the White House. I still have to ask… Will the Pentagon defend the President? After the extraordinary and irrational act of disarming the National Guard, there is increasing evidence, to me, that they will not.

  13. TV says:

    Trump should step back and let Mayor Blowser have her way.
    It’ a win-win for him.
    If nothing happens, well then nothing happens.
    If all hell breaks loose (as I suspect it would), then it’s all on Blowser.
    As for Esper (an empty suit), Kelly, Mattis and Allen (Generals who never won anything), they’re all diehard swamp creatures (how do you think they got their stars?).
    Trump shows up – an alien presence in the swamp – and doesn’t automatically follow the instructions of the bureaucracy (the deep state) as his predecessors did – which got us into neverending half-assed “wars”, money for the bureaucrats and promotions for the generals.
    Defending the WH.
    Position the 3rd Infantry just inside the WH fence – fully armed.
    Broadcast to the world, any breach will be met with “shoot to kill.”

  14. jonst says:

    I have NO doubts about Esper, I would not trust him to lead a boy scout troop. Never mind commanding troops.

  15. BillWade says:

    Supposedly a million protesters are converging on DC today. What could go wrong? If they rush the WH I say don’t shoot, let them have it, declare martial law and after things settle down disperse the whole federal government to different parts of the country. As an example, put the Dept. of Labor in Iowa, CIA to New Orleans, etc.. Now, that would be “draining the swamp”. Let the lobbyists and defense contractors sell their mansions to the DC mayor’s subjects.

  16. J says:

    I ‘thought ‘that the CJCS was in charge as POTUS had delegated the authority to CJCS, NOT to the spineless OSD Esper OR McCarthy. Why hasn’t CJCS countermaned the stupidity and recklessness showed by OSD Esper and McCarthy?

  17. turcopolier says:

    Beats me. Maybe Milley agrees with Esper. CJCS is not normally in the chain of command but POTUS did give him some kind of authority. I wonder if Trump knows that he could call up CGMDW or the CO, 3rd Infantry ordering them to do whatever he wants regardless of the chain of command.

  18. turcopolier says:

    Someone suggested letting the mob capture the WH and then moving the government away. This is a very bad idea. The government and the country would be so demoralized that the leftists and anarchists would inevitably win after that.

  19. turcopolier says:

    BTW, one of my long term “admirers” wrote to suggest that I would fear taking part in a defense of the WH. Not so. Put me in coach.

  20. John in Michigan says:

    If Trump goes down in flames he has no one to blame but himself. He is CIC and is being overruled by Esper, a Raytheon executive ??? Esper and Milley should both be relieved of their duties and placed under arrest. Trump should reactivate Tom Cotton from the Army reserve and place him in charge of the defense of D.C. Trump has a history as President of talking tough and then pussying out. I’m a long time supporter but am sick of it. On the other hand if the White House is sacked the long overdue hot Civil War will begin. I have no doubt who will emerge victorious.

  21. Fred says:

    What a brilliant strategist! Give the looters space, worked great in Baltimore, NYC, Chicago. You don’t seem to understand that the leftists want to fundamentally transform America and destroying its symbols is one way that they are going about doing so. Letting them do that just lets the radicals claim Trump is not capable of performing his function and he needs to be removed. They will have lots of people who are looking for excuses for their cowardice to jump aboard so they won’t get called “racist” or other mean words and miss out on all that roaring economy like Senator Burr, who since mid-March has seen a massive rise in the stock markets because a) China virus has run its course b) the leftist-lockdown and rioters have destroyed small and middle class competitors.

  22. blue peacock says:

    Is this like Russia Collusion redux, where Trump nominates Rosenstein & Wray who then proceed to launch Mueller and then use that investigation to threaten everyone in DC from squealing about the real abuse of power which was the coup. Despite Devin Nunes giving Trump the list of the smoking gun documents and imploring him to declassify, he chickens out when Rosenstein threatens him.
    So Esper, Milley, et al basically telling him he’s on his own while mobs of anarchists are being organized on the WH door step by the Obama crew with full-on camera showing the revolution live on all resistance channels. What’s he gonna do about it? Cry once again on twitter?
    These are the same guys who organized the Maidan coup in Kiev using the same tactics.

  23. Bill H says:

    I would be in favor of putting you in charge of much more than merely defending the White House, Colonel.

  24. CK says:

    I wonder what flavour of cookies Sec Nuland is baking for the “peaceful protestors”?
    Or as has been noted more than once in history:
    What goes around comes back around, Watch out for snipers recruited by Ciaramella; it worked in Kiev.

  25. J says:

    Antifa terrorists to be bused to Sparta, Illinois with orders to burn farm houses and kill livestock in rural “white” areas

  26. Jack says:

    One of the biggest opponents of bringing US troops home was Mattis. He fought hard for the status quo.
    @realDonaldTrump ran and won the election partly by commitng to this policy.
    Why would Mattis take the job & then undermine the policy? Because it’s what DC types do.

    I believe Ric Grenell has this right. DC is by and large populated by those whose bread is buttered by the status quo. Combine that with TDS and we have a good explanation for the past 3+ years. Unfortunately for him and the country, Trump did not hire enough folks like Grenell who believed in the program but instead hired the vipers in all the key national security positions. Flaw in character??

  27. blum says:

    This would be a great cleansing.
    Posted by: Jim | 06 June 2020 at 09:53 AM
    30? Well yes, the cleaning of the Swamp is already happening. No?

  28. J says:

    French forces whacks an AQ terrorist
    “Le 3 juin, les forces armées françaises, avec le soutien de leurs partenaires, ont neutralisé l’émir Al-Qaida au Maghreb islamique (AQMI), Abdelmalek Droukdal et plusieurs de ses proches collaborateurs, lors d’une opération dans le nord du Mali….
    Ce combat essentiel pour la paix et la stabilité dans la région vient de connaître un succès majeur.”

  29. JMH says:

    The Executive has a sizable federal police apparatus at its disposal. USSS and Homeland both have thousands of agents that can be called in. These people have badges and are trained in non-lethal and minimal necessary force.
    I just watched thousands of upper middle class Arlingtonians marching down Clarendon BLVD towards DC. They were being led by BLM style activists who had the megaphones and were leading the chants of no justice no peace ect, and something about the KKK. I don’t think these folks will be jumping any fences. Although, bad actors may attempt to use them as a screen.
    Aikido is the name of the game; now is the time for USSS to get its groove back.

  30. turcopolier says:

    When others than these upper middle class Arlingtonians go wild will you think the same? Are you so simple minded as to have missed the part in which I differentiate among different parts of the mob or is this agitprop? Aikido against antifa? You are ridiculous.

  31. BillWade says:

    Looks like the protesters are being shown what might be in store for them if they try something nasty, I doubt these guys ever travel in public like this:
    I’d further explain why I made my previous post but have to go now. Basically, I didn’t think a bunch of dead kids was a good view.

  32. Barbara Ann says:

    May? The provocateurs’ job is to incite violence precisely so that it becomes impossible for LE to differentiate in the mob. If someone breaks the fences down and there is a charge on the WH, enthusiastic & naïve Arlingtonians may get caught up in the moment and rush through just because they think they’ll get a great selfie with their BLM placard in the Rose Garden. Normally rational & risk-averse folk do crazy things in a mob. William Golding wrote a rather good book about the phenomenon. Three syllable slogans like the ones our politicians are fond of featured in the story.

  33. Walrus says:

    Reading the press in the last half hour this frosty morning, the protests so far are portrayed as nothing more than a series of pleasant walks in the park by middle class families. I hope that portrayal continues to be accurate.
    However I have my doubts. The swamp and reactionary elements of the IC understand that Trump will clean house if re-elected. They also know that BLM has a very short shelf life – less than another week IMHO and as Larry has intimated via his advice on police training. I am therefore concerned that maidan style trouble may occur in the next few hours.

  34. Artemesia says:


    What we are witnessing has been four years in the making.

    BLM protests scheduled from DC through every well over a dozen towns in Montgomery County NW all the way to Frederick, MD is being overseen by Samantha Subin. https://www.mymcmedia.org/several-protests-scheduled-across-montgomery-county-this-weekend/
    Subin’s LinkedIn page notes that, among others, she served internships at Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP, a spin-off of AIPAC); Yad Vashem and USHMM.
    BLM protests in Howard County, MD (roughly, between DC and Baltimore) are organized by

    “Micaela Lattimer, 19, who is an Indigenous Latina, and Sarah Fishkind, 19, who is white, previously worked together organizing for March For Our Lives Maryland — created after 17 people were killed during the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.”

    Fishkind, a student at Towson Univ. outside Baltimore, published “Generation Lockdown” on Nov. 12, 2019.
    Also ironic that Fishkind attends and publishes from the same university from which Matt Heimbach graduated. Although Heimbach is making dramatic efforts to “amend his life” (he’s now regularly attending AA meetings and is a principal in Light Upon Light, http://www.lightuponlight.online/shape-shifters/ ), a different 501c3 called Integrity First for America and funded to the tune of $10million has been created to support self-identified “loud-mouth Jewish lesbians” in a civil lawsuit against Charlottesville protesters, including Heimbach, with the expressed intent to “crush” and “bankrupt” the group, to curtail forever their right to speak freely. https://www.c-span.org/organization/?132555/Integrity-America

  35. Artemesia says:

    PS Generation Lockdown was published on Towson U’s Hillel page,

  36. Esper should be fired for insubordination. There must be someone in the Pentagon who will obey orders. If McCarthy ordered NG troops to be disarmed he too should be fired. To place unarmed soldiers whether Regular (active duty) or reserve (ARNG) in a situation in which armed, violent people are present is equivalent to complicity in their fate.
    That sure as hell reminds me of the initial load of….gymnastic sticks being stored at the check point of our brigade when the first shit started hitting fan in 1988. Yes, they really thought so that that will be enough in 1988. Things changed really fast and this bad joke was forgoten fast, but in our case it was a psychological paralysis of thinking that everything would be fine. We were wrong. That is when AK-74s even among officers (apart from standard issue PMs) started to be distributed. And then things got really bad and heavy armor started to move in, once it became clear that we as a garrison were having huge troubles containing things. But it was USSR, here, I sense a complete collapse of the chain of command due to both cowardice and political expediency. Esper should be arrested, not fired. The level of sabotage is stunning in D.C. Those people do not know what they are committing (no, not just treason), they are setting country for war. Trump either finds in him courage and determination or God help us all.

  37. Artemesia says:

    really screwing up, sorry — I put the PS to response to Flavius in the wrong place.
    PS. Fishkind published “Generation Lockdown” on Towson U’s Hillel Org. page https://towsonhillel.org/generation-lockdown-by-sarah-fishkind/

  38. elaine says:

    Obviously I can’t speaker for SecDef Esper, however I imagine he’s hoping to defuse the situation & avoid bloodshed. If that’s the case I sincerely hope his efforts are successful.
    While some here @ SST seem to be advocating for a strong infantry style defense of the W.H. I speculate there’s already enough weaponry inside the building to turn hordes of attackers into a fine pink mist. I’d be concerned how to defend from an ariel assult from drones whether their potential is primative or soficticated.
    I’m praying for a peaceful resolve of the situation

  39. turcopolier says:

    The cops in the WH have nothing like enough weapons to turn back a mob. Esper is a mutineer and he should be fired and arrested for sedition. Please do not comment here again. I have no time for fools.

  40. turcopolier says:

    You would have been a Loyalist in the War of Independence.

  41. mcohen says:

    There is a coup going on.Trump is going to resign

  42. JMH says:

    I’m a long time fan, and it’s a metaphor.
    Thank you for a most valuable education over many years.

  43. Eric Newhill says:

    Thankfully, the protest in DC was peaceful.
    As I told Walrus recently, you can’t keep young people locked in their homes for months. The pent up energies need to express. They have found a reason to break the quarantine that permits them to maintain their vision of themselves as good moral people.
    That breakout was hijacked by a minority of radicals. The radicals will go on killing cops here and there, but the large demonstrations will die down as the covid lockdowns ease up. I think we’re going to reach a state of relative societal calm very soon.

  44. scott s. says:

    This bring to mind Washington in 1861. Say what you want about “spoons” Butler he did come with the troops. But I think more important was the role of Charles Stone, who was an Ordnance officer but previously had left the army. He was in DC and organized the DC militia as the first force to defend Lincoln in the transfer of administrations (and hence the Constitution) against all enemies foreign and domestic.

  45. longarch says:

    Several anonymous researchers are claiming that POTUS executed a masterful strategy to prevent Maidan-style snipers causing a public outcry.
    [An anonymous researcher commented:]
    Why did the DC Protest fizzle last night?
    Trump/Esper/Barr changed the game on them. No regime change by “protestors” infiltrating crowd or posting “their own” snipers up high.
    [There is] Evidence [that Clinton-loving traitors planned] modern day regime change by way of infiltration of ‘peaceful protestors’
    [one can] Model the Ukraine Maiden coup to effect regime change in the United States i.e. overthrow Trump.
    [Here is an] Academic paper on analysis of video of the massacre attributes to a FF operation
    EsperDOD orders troops disarmed.
    USSS on camera posting ‘good guy’ snipers to monitor the crowd. (twitter)
    All NG given with arrest authority by taking oath of US Marshal. (twitter)
    All Air taken out of the ‘WH coup”
    [Another scholar commented:]
    This sheds a lot of light on why the USSS visibly placed a counter sniper team, why the NG has many last minute load out changes, and perhaps what the plan was for a coup.
    This was set up almost exactly like the Ukraine coup, but DJT was many steps ahead.
    Long story short, possible plan was have DS people snipe armed NG, fake or real armed NG fire into the crowd, and then chaos.

  46. walrus says:

    Long arch,
    Thank you for posting about the demonstration, it explains a lot.
    I wonder how long we must wait for them to try “plan B”?

  47. TonyL says:

    Sir, sorry to get you upset.
    If you read closely, I said “calling in any Army unit to defend the White House perimeter is a really bad idea. Let the police and the National Guards keep the peace”. Army infantry is a lethal force whose mission is to fight foreign wars. We know National Guards can be deployed to fight foreign wars, too, in emergency. Citizens of this country will be willing to accept the fact that the police force is not enough in this situation, thus the NG present to keep peace are OK. But using the Army against civilians is just a very very bad tactic.
    Sir, I also did not misquote you. I said ” defense the White House perimeter”. In that, of course I meant the soldiers position would be inside the fence. However, it does not matter much. Just the present of the Army infantry will raise the temperature so much that we will just make our worst fear come true.
    PS. I post this again, in case you’ve missed my post. On the other hand, you have moderated my post into a trash bin without reading it closely 🙂 In that case I’m banned, so please let me know so I won’t post again. And I sincerely thank you again for what you have been doing on SST for the last 16 years or so.

  48. turcopolier says:

    “make our worst fear come true.” Our worst fear should be having the mob overrun and trash the WH, not loss of life among the insurgents.

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