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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:47 PM

Arkansas & Mississippi are sending National Guardsmen to Biden inauguration

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/regional/arkansas-national-guardsmen-biden-inauguration/522-025680c0-777c-4568-87e2-e7e103d2d54a

Arkansas & Mississippi are sending National Guardsmen to Biden inauguration
The guardsmen are part of a broad contingent of National Guard soldiers from various states that will attend the ceremony.

Author: The Associated Press
Published: 1:10 PM CST January 14, 2021
Updated: 3:21 PM CST January 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas National Guard is sending 500 soldiers and airmen to Washington to assist with security for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. The guard on Thursday said Gov. Asa Hutchinson approved the mission.

The deployment begins on January 17 and the guardsmen are set to return to Arkansas before the end of the month.

The Mississippi National Guard is also sending troops to Washington D. C. for the presidential inauguration. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves' press secretary, Bailey Martin, said the governor told the Mississippi National Guard to send troops if necessary "even before the riots at the Capitol last week."

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Reply Arkansas & Mississippi are sending National Guardsmen to Biden inauguration (Original post)
SheltieLover Jan 2021 OP
TheBlackAdder Jan 2021 #1
ret5hd Jan 2021 #2
TheBlackAdder Jan 2021 #4
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #27
Blue_true Jan 2021 #5
TheBlackAdder Jan 2021 #7
cwydro Jan 2021 #6
TheBlackAdder Jan 2021 #10
Blue_true Jan 2021 #15
regnaD kciN Jan 2021 #13
Blue_true Jan 2021 #17
cwydro Jan 2021 #18
Under The Radar Jan 2021 #3
Blue_true Jan 2021 #8
getagrip_already Jan 2021 #12
Blue_true Jan 2021 #22
regnaD kciN Jan 2021 #9
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #29
Arne Jan 2021 #11
Binkie The Clown Jan 2021 #14
Blue_true Jan 2021 #23
Binkie The Clown Jan 2021 #25
Blue_true Jan 2021 #28
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #30
redstatebluegirl Jan 2021 #16
NightWatcher Jan 2021 #19
dchill Jan 2021 #20
stillcool Jan 2021 #21
BigDemVoter Jan 2021 #24
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #31
sarisataka Jan 2021 #26
TomSlick Jan 2021 #32

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:48 PM

1. GOP state NGs can secure the outer perimiters.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:49 PM

2. Are we sure all these states NG are on the same side?

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:51 PM

4. That's why they should be farther away from Biden & Harris.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:50 PM

27. Agreed!

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:51 PM

5. I understand that the Pentagon is background checking every soldier deployed

to screen out the rightwing nuts. If so, that is exactly the way that it should go down.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:52 PM

7. Sometimes the military background checks don't turn out so well.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:52 PM

6. Ummm, really?

You just assume some people from certain states are traitors, right?

Funny how much crap I see coming out of the Michigan “militia” and the other Midwest states, never you mind all the northwest states.

Wow.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:53 PM

10. Higher probability. 62% of AR & 57% of MS voted for Trump.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:01 PM

15. Not everyone who voted for Trump approves of what happened at the Capitol or

want to see Biden and Harris in danger.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:57 PM

13. Damn right I do! I certainly assume that deep-red states are going to be far more likely...

...to have National Guard that share the beliefs of the voters of those states.

Not saying that all Guard from red states are seditionists, or that no Guard from blue states might be, but...it really only takes one trained sniper from 500 yards or so away to take out anyone at that event, including anyone in the line of succession. Frankly, I like to minimize the odds of that happening.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:04 PM

17. I would not be surprised to see the Inauguration done behind a clear-

bullet proof enclosure. Those can be put up in an hour or less. I believe sane people that attend will understand why.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:05 PM

18. But isn't Michigan a blue state?

Isn’t Oregon, Washington?

I think it’s time to think outside the box lol.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:50 PM

3. Who has the authority to order that many Nat'l Guard?

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Response to Under The Radar (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:52 PM

8. The Pentagon likely request a number from each state, then the Governor either

send troops or decline to send them.

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Response to Under The Radar (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:56 PM

12. potus and the dod......

But this deployment is dubious on a lot of levels.

I doubt any nat guard unit would turn and fire in the wrong direction on command, but individual guard members are just people from communities. They aren't vetted for political beliefs.

Just ask sadat how it can turn out......

Net/net, not a lot has changed since 1/6. The same chain of command that refused to deploy the guard then is still in place. Only a couple of capitol police chiefs have resigned, but not the asshat they reported to.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:21 PM

22. My guess is that a bullet proof clear enclosure that protects

everyone on the platform will be installed last minute. The Secret Service certainly would not make that public before erecting it, but Biden and Harris would know about such plans. So if they are ok with going ahead, so am I.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:53 PM

9. Do we want them???

Personally, I'd be very leery about NG from deep-red states -- I'm guessing that white supremacists and neo-Nazis would find it far easier to implant themselves in such units. At the very least, I hope they're assigned to positions around D.C. far from the President-elect.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:52 PM

29. Freaked me out when I saw article!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:53 PM

11. Wish they could wear some kind of identification

as to which side they are on.
An arm band or red hat or something.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:58 PM

14. Confederate troops coming to protect the Union? I don't know about that. nt

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:36 PM

23. Not all southerners are traitors, in fact, the majority aren't, IMO.

The Coronavirus has clipped my wings a bit in terms of getting around. But what I know is that I am far more likely to see Blacks and Whites living side by side here in the South that I am anywhere else, except maybe Arizona and the Pacific Coast. The only thing that restricts people in many parts of the South is income, there are exceptions where Whites have tried to set up “exclusive” enclaves where only they can live, but there isn’t any more than there is in other parts of the country.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:39 PM

25. My son moved to the South many years ago for work. He tells me...

...that not a day goes by that he doesn't see more proof that the South has never forgotten the Civil War, and never forgotten their defeat by the Yankees. "They just won't let it go," he tells me.

Of course, I don't live thee, so I don't really know.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:50 PM

28. If you drive around here, you will see a vehicle or two with a confederate decal.

But in the same drive 99% of the vehicles don’t have that crap on them. So, it boils down to how sensitive a person is about that type of stuff, as a native born Black southerner, I just ignore the confederate morons, they stick out like skunks at a garden party.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:53 PM

30. Unfortunately, I do live here & your son is 1,000% correct!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:01 PM

16. I hope the vet them.

Lots racists in those states.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:06 PM

19. What side are they on, Union or Rebellion?

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:07 PM

20. Very dubious; I'm sure I'm not alone.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:20 PM

21. piling on the anxiety..

who's going to guard the guard?

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:39 PM

24. Jesus, I don't trust them just given where they are from.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:54 PM

31. No kidding!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:44 PM

26. I wonder which States are pure enough

To send guard members?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:35 PM

32. Thanks.

I should respond to each of the posts above complaining about assuming that military personnel cannot be trusted simply because of from where they come.


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