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Senator Suggests Jan. 6 Rioters, Who Killed NO ONE, Worse Than 9/11 Terrorists Who Killed Thousands

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Yes, some pro-Trump protesters died and several cops were injured and some would die days and months later from natural causes and suicide — but nobody was killed by the alleged rioters.

“Don’t dare call them protesters,” Joe Biden famously said after the largely unarmed mob of pro-Trump hooligans stormed the capitol to take selfies with cops, hang from rafters, sit in politicians’ chairs, and steal memorabilia like they were frat boys. “They were a riotous mob. Insurrectionists. Domestic terrorists. It’s that basic. It’s that simple,” later comparing the riot to an act of “sedition.”

While there have certainly been some revelations about what went on at the capitol that day, like the violence committed by a very small handful of those who were duped into thinking they could reverse the election results, the overwhelming majority of them were entirely peaceful. Despite this fact, politicians hellbent on stoking fear and hatred in America, have incessantly referred to this event as if it were one of, if not the darkest day in American history.

Perhaps one of the most deranged takes we’ve seen so far are politicians comparing this event to 9/11… a day on which thousands of Americans were slaughtered. Despite what the media has said, no one was killed that day except for Ashli Babbitt — and she was a rioter — not a victim of the rioters.

For months after the attacks, corporate media attempted to paint Jan 6, as a bloodbath. The NY Times ran an article titled “These Are the People Who Died in Connection With the Capitol Riot,” to imply that a slew of people died. But those who read past the headline would quickly learn that no one but Babbitt was killed that day. Even AOC got in on the lie, yet she received no fact check for claiming “almost 10” people were killed that day.

Yes, some pro-Trump protesters died and several cops were injured and some would die days and months later from natural causes and suicide — but nobody was killed by the rioters. Nobody.

Nevertheless, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Mark Warner (D-Va.) was the latest delusional psycho to make the comparison between 9/11 hijackers and Jan. 6 rioters — and used the 21st Anniversary of 9/11 to do so.

In an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Warner suggested that the largely unarmed group of soccer moms and Joe Sixpacks who stormed the capitol that day — are a larger threat than the folks who murdered thousands on 9/11.

“I remember, as most Americans do, where they were on 9/11. I was in the middle of a political campaign and suddenly, the differences with my opponent seem very small in comparison and our country came together,” he said. “The stunning thing to me is here we are 20 years later, and the attack on the symbol of our democracy was not coming from terrorists, but it came from literally insurgents attacking the Capitol on Jan. 6.”

“I believe our intelligence community has performed remarkably. I think the threat of terror has diminished,” he said. “But I do worry about some of the activity in this country where the election deniers, the insurgency that took place on Jan. 6, that is something I hope we could see that same kind of unity of spirit.”

Despite the senator’s fear mongering and rhetoric, the vast majority of these folks weren’t domestic terrorists and judging by the lack of damage caused to the Capitol building and grounds, they weren’t much of a riotous mob either. The idea that Trump and his MAGA followers had any chance of overthrowing the U.S. government, or even that they thought they could, was a delusion. This was evidenced by the fact that thousands of them refused to even break the DC law that prohibits guns in the area.

“We thought we were being used as a part of a plan to save the country, to save America, save the Constitution, and the election, the integrity,” said Daniel Rodriguez, who was seen on video tasering DC police officer Michael Fanone during the breach.

For his crimes, Rodriguez was indicted on charges of obstruction of an official proceeding, along with theft and destruction of government property — not terrorism.

“My story is just that we thought that we were going to save America… and we were wrong,” Rodriguez said.

Even Capitol police officers bought in on this and several of them were seen letting protesters in. Had this been a different group of protesters, with a different goal, rest assured that no doors would have been open and no barricades removed.

The fact is that had these Trump supporters been Black Lives Matter protesters carrying signs that said “stop police brutality,” the gates would have never been opened, and no selfies taken. They would have been met with rubber bullets, pepper balls, and tear gas in an almighty hellfire. Spoiler alert, BLM protesters aren’t insurrectionists or terrorists either.

While there are certainly several very small groups of people willing to carry out violence against the US to achieve their means, the idea that there is some massive violent insurrection pining away, waiting to take over the government, is laughable. Nevertheless, the scope of what is considered “extremism” continues to widen.

Committees are being formed, laws are being passed, and a new era of “Patriot Act” America is rising as the establishment exploits the January 6 events to usher in a new level of totalitarianism.

Congress is seeking is a domestic version of the Patriot Act’s material-support provision, which criminalizes providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. “Support” is a broadly interpreted term which could include participation in propaganda activities, civil protest, fundraising, even group membership—with no requirement to show any connection to furthering terrorism. This could encompass tens of millions of Americans.

Despite a slew of laws criminalizing domestic terrorism, many within Washington continue to push for even more. This is worrisome to civil rights advocates, who argue that increasing legislation means increasing the number of people who could be labeled as potential domestic terrorists.

Indeed, all totalitarian regimes throughout history have successfully come to power by convincing their citizens to fear and turn against anyone who criticizes the almighty state. By continuously attacking what can and can’t be said about one’s government, all form of political dissent is eventually outlawed and even thinking about it becomes a crime.

Rather than create a new era of Stasi-esque legislation and enforcement, those who truly want to seek a peaceful resolution, would do well to understand what it is people are angry about and seek to address it — instead of outlawing it — and threatening those with whom you disagree.

After all, as John F. Kennedy famously said in 1962, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Matt Agorist

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project.
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