The explosive testimony of an eyewitness to the Capitol Riots has been entered into the Senate record. And the left is in full panic mode.
J. Michael Waller, the Senior Analyst for Strategy at the Center for Security Policy, was in attendance at the January 6th uprising. His account runs directly counter to what the American people are being told by the corporate media: Don’t believe your lying eyes, there were no radical agitators at the Capitol riots.
Senator Ron Johnson entered Waller’s account into the record and read excerpts from his account.
An eyewitness account that I read excerpts from in today’s hearing provides a different perspective on what, why and how things got out of control at the Capitol on Jan. 6 @jmichaelwaller @fdrlst https://t.co/hp0T2qT8nv
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) February 23, 2021
This caused widespread panic on the left, as radical influencers instantly decried the witness testimony as no more than a “conspiracy theory.” But as we are about to uncover together, this was a “conspiracy fact.”
Ron Johnson is using his questioning time during the Capitol security hearing to promote a conspiracy theory that the January 6 insurrectionists weren't actually Trump supporters, but were "provocateurs" and "fake Trump protesters" pic.twitter.com/t72QkHDbaG
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 23, 2021
Senator Johnson’s testimony was predictably blasted by Senator Amy Klobuchar. Her snide refutation of the testimony was a trending topic on Twitter.
Senate Rules chair Amy Klobuchar whacks Ron Johnson over questioning at hearing into Capitol attack, saying he’s always a problem: “Ron Johnson has again engaged in a conspiracy theory — that’s what he does.”
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) February 23, 2021
However, the instant backlash only serves to remind the public: This testimony obviously struck a nerve.
In a piece written for The Federalist that was published on January 14th, Waller provides a clear and concise account about what he witnessed.
“The deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol bore the markings of an organized operation planned well in advance of the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress, Waller wrote. “A small number of cadre appeared to use the cover of a huge rally to stage its attack. Before it began, I saw from my vantage point on the West Front of the Capitol what appeared to be four separate cells or units”:
- Plainclothes militants. Militant, aggressive men in Donald Trump and MAGA gear at a front police line at the base of the temporary presidential inaugural platform;
- Agents-provocateurs. Scattered groups of men exhorting the marchers to gather closely and tightly toward the center of the outside of the Capitol building and prevent them from leaving;
- Fake Trump protesters. A few young men wearing Trump or MAGA hats backwards and who did not fit in with the rest of the crowd in terms of their actions and demeanor, whom I presumed to be Antifa or other leftist agitators; and
- Disciplined, uniformed column of attackers. A column of organized, disciplined men, wearing similar but not identical camouflage uniforms and black gear, some with helmets and GoPro cameras or wearing subdued Punisher skull patches.
“All of these cells or groups stood out from the very large crowd by their behavior and overall demeanor. However, they did not all appear at the same time. Not until the very end did it appear there was a prearranged plan to storm the Capitol building, and to manipulate the unsuspecting crowd as cover and as a follow-on force,” he added in his first-person account.
J. Michael Waller also adds his extensive experience and training by professional agitators. He is highly trained and well-positioned to spot the hallmarks of radicals’ operations.
“I have witnessed and participated in scores of protests since the 1970s when as a high school student I was trained by professional agitators from California,” he said. “Apart from my professional background and experience, nothing in this article is derived from any third-party information or analysis.”
I recommend reading The Federalist’s article in full. But Waller’s is not the only eyewitness account of radical agitators at the Capitol Riot from a highly qualified observer.
Michael Yon, the nation’s most experienced war correspondent, gave a detailed, persuasive account of the Antifa “agents provocateurs” he said were in the January 6th crowd. His interview with the Epoch Times can be watched below:
Yon relates his experience covering over a hundred protests in Hong Kong, and his knowledge that Antifa trained by watching the protesters there, and brings that to bear in his own eyewitness account of the January 6th riots.
“What we’ve seen so far and being physically present, Antifa clearly led the attack,” he said. “That was utterly obvious. For instance, outside during part of the attack, when there was much gas fired and I believe, rubber bullets, I’m not sure about that. They were throwing flash bangs, that’s clear we were right there. There was a lady on the mega phone saying ‘send up the mask, send up the mask’. She said it over and over and so on our video and others, that’s a clear Hong Kong tactic that I’ve never seen in any other war and conflict. Which is, Hong Kongers would constantly say, send up water, send up mask, send up shields.”
“It was Antifa written all over this,” Yon concluded.
Antifa agitators were confirmed to be at the January 6th Capitol Riots, contrary to widespread media reports dismissing the evidence as no more than “conspiracy theory.”
“At least two known Antifa members were spotted among the throngs of pro-Trump protesters at the Capitol on Wednesday,” a law enforcement source told The New York Post. The January 7th report clearly labels the Antifa radicals “infiltrators.”
“The Antifa members disguised themselves with pro-Trump clothing to join in the DC rioting, said the sources, who spotted the infiltrators while monitoring video coverage from the Capitol,” the report continued.
Indeed, Antifa supporter John Sullivan, the founder of the unsubtly titled group Insurgence USA, took a picture of himself posing as a Trump supporter.
— Jess 🇺🇸 (@jessiprincey) January 13, 2021
Sullivan, who was captured after he was reported to the FBI by his own brother, shot on video the tactics carried out by suspicious persons that corroborate expert accounts like Yon’s and Waller’s.
Sullivan also captured on video the suspect circumstances surrounding the shooting death of Ashli Babbitt. The agitator who smashed the window that Babbitt crawled through before being shot, Zachary Jordan Alam, was arrested in early February, as reported by NBC News.
“Video footage showed Alam — with his mask pulled down — pushing past security personnel and screaming “F— the blue!” before reaching the doors of the Speaker’s Lobby, which leads to the House Chamber,” an affidavit said.
“There, Alam grabbed a black helmet from another rioter and used it to smash the glass panes, shattering the windows, according to the document. Shortly after, Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt tried to climb through the shattered glass and was fatally shot by a Capitol police officer,” the affidavit continued.
Expert analysis of this event, highly recommended viewing, was also provided by the Epoch Times.
But there were also public signs that an attack on the Capitol building was coming. Public messages, of the same kind that tipped off Sullivan about the upcoming siege, were posted online. And some of these were indeed directed at radical groups, like this one posted on January 5th.
“Must have Tactical gear/ bullet proof vest, bring first aid kids and water. No firearms unless you are licensed to carry in D.C.”
The US Against Racism rally was purportedly co-organized by NFAC, an armed black separatist group, which has appeared at other rallies with extremist groups, which are often labeled by the media as “far-right.” An LA Times article on a Virginia capitol protest on January 18th defies the narrative that the extremist groups reported to have participated in the capitol riot are a monolithic of Trump supporters:
But a united cause quickly gave way to tensions. A dozen Boogaloo Bois, wearing signature Hawaiian shirts and patches revealing their alliance with Black Lives Matter, cheered as Black Panthers marched past. The Proud Boys taunted the Boogaloo Bois.
As revealed in an illuminating Time article, one reason that Antifa and other extremist groups did not appear to be visible at the capitol riots was there was coordination with major national left-wing organizations. Sullivan’s own videos show a coordinated planned assault on the capitol, replete with tactical gear like gas masks, helmets, bullet-proof vests and batons. Most of those arrested and charged were from out-of-state, indicating advance planning and anticipation of violent conflict.
Sullivan’s own videos even show he was closely tethered throughout the riot to major persons of interest. One of these was the infamous Q Anon/climate extremist Jake Angeli, who was later given free reign by Capitol Police to storm the Senate chambers.
The FBI denied that Antifa took part in the Capitol riots, but we now see definitely that this is a false or misleading statement that needs to be corrected. Furthermore, the FBI inexplicably kept former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund out of the loop on the latest intelligence that indicated that such a Capitol building attack was a real possibility.
“The intelligence that we based our planning on indicated that the January 6 protests were expected to be similar to the previous [peaceful] MAGA rallies in 2020, which drew tens of thousands of participants,” Sund said at his Senate testimony on Tuesday “The assessment indicated that members of the Proud Boys, white supremacist groups and Antifa and other extremist groups were expected to participate in on January 6th, and that it may be inclined to become violent.”
The Capitol Police’s threat assessment proved to be correct.
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