06 February 2021 SoCal A Yon-Genre Mind-Dump sans edit
I made these photos on two separate days, are location. You can hardly see the Trump Wall in the main image above because I am lined up on its edge. Trump Wall is laser straight. The vehicle obstacles are the Biden Border.
This is by Boundary Monument 31 on the New Mexico and Mexico.
After that, long drive out of Texas into New Mexico, finally into Mexico by foot, and then back to New Mexico and back to Texas. Many things were seen and heard. This border is not secure and Border Patrol are spread thin, but they obviously are working hard.
Am here by the White House now and just now hear a Huey helicopter flying. Who’s got the Huey?
I made most of these photos last night at Black Lives Matter Plaza by the White House. Practically nobody arrived here for inauguration. Mostly police, Secret Service, National Guard, journalists, and some “stars” who flamboyantly whisked around with great pretentiousness, pretending to try to slip in while practically wearing strobe lights.
I have more real combat experience than any war correspondent you ever met. Officers like McChrystal do not impress me. I was happy to see my advice heeded when McChrystal when President Obama fired. Stanley McChrystal.
Taliban was monkey-stomping McChrystal. Troop morale was plummeting under McChrystal.
Reminds me of Baghdad with all the barriers going up. Checkpoints. Troops all around in civilian cars. More barriers dropped off to be installed. Contractors—like Baghdad, working everywhere. Hotels filled with troops. I just went for a walk. So quiet. No traffic. Chilly. Still. Flashing lights all around. Men working. Lockdown coming.
13 January 2021Washington, D.C. Yon-Genre Mind-dump without edit
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Next — I’ve been spending long days and nights with Rudy Giuliani and team. Historical times. As you know, I am not on the President’s team and never have been. I spent the vast majority of my time for last twenty years overseas, not prowling around D.C. I spent very little time in America for nearly any part of Bush, Obama, or Trump time in White House. Most of this time has been in some sort of war or conflict.
Those who have followed my work for years -- and especially in 2020 -- are not surprised at all at the turn of events.
My focus now is to help avert full-scale civil war by this Spring and Summer. And to be sure, though I am a cup-half-full man, I think it's too late for my efforts. I am still doing CPR on that hope there is still a glimmer that calmer heads will prevail. And this still is possible. Just does not seem probable, nor does it fit the fact-pattern.
I’ve been up since 0300 preparing for this day. Georgia seems to have gone to Democrats. Meanwhile, last night, dozens of pro-Democracy Hong Kongers were arrested while I was having dinner with a Hong Kong expert. John Batchelor and Gordon Chang immediately contacted me about an interview today regarding this crime against humanity. I will be on the ground here in D.C., and so when I do this interview please excuse any background news. When I was in Afghanistan and Iraq, sometimes literal firefights would break out while I was doing interviews. Hope that does not happen here today.
Looking at many photos and videos, looks like your normal car bomb. Thousands in Iraq. Fewer in Afghanistan but still tons. A large truck bomb would have obliterated buildings on both sides in that confined space.
If you know veterans who served in Iraq outside-the-wire between about 2004 and late 2007, ask them about car and truck bombs. Remember all the bombs I wrote about while there? Most of the bombs I saw -- I never mentioned. There were so many.
I've flown in from D.C. and have been working back in Oregon. Creating source-network, sensing atmospherics, hanging out with ANTIFA. I entered to the Red House occupied zone, sat by ANTIFA campfire, and got coffee from their kitchen. Many seem like functional homeless or drug-impaired. They were friendly but highly suspicious.
Meanwhile, locals have been helping to understand the situation.
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