by Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
U.S. President Donald Trump, the leader of a country which heretofore viewed itself as a beacon of democracy to the rest of the world, is now using military helicopters, a designated commander in combat fatigues, and military police to protect himself from peaceful protesters outside the White House. Trump has bigger, and more dangerous plans.
James LaPorta of the Associated Press reported yesterday that combat troops from the 82nd Airborne have been moved just outside of Washington D.C., are armed with bayonets, and may be called in by the President. The AP reported as follows:
“On Tuesday, roughly 700 members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division had arrived at two military bases near Washington. Another 1,400 soldiers are ready to be mobilized within an hour, the two Pentagon officials said. The soldiers are armed and have riot gear as well as bayonets.”
Jack Murphy, writing for ConnectingVets.com, reported that paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne have also been put on standby at Joint Base Andrews, just outside of Washington, D.C. Murphy reports as follows: