by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
The question in the title is legitimate in light of the extraordinary and unusal letter signed by all members of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff condemning Trump supporters for insurrection and calling on the US military to remain ready for another attempt at sedition on inauguration day.
In the Joint Chiefs’ own words: “The violent riot in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021 was a direct assault on the US Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process.” https://www.rt.com/usa/512334-joint-chiefs-capitol-riot/
There was no riot, no assault on the Capitol, and no insurrection. As the videos show, there was no “storming of the Capitol.” Police allowed rally attendees inside, and they walked in calmly in line. (See, for example: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/new-footage-shows-pro-trump-demonstrators-being-let-into-capitol-orderly-protesting-dubious-electoral-certification/ .)