Coups d’état don’t succeed without support from the armed forces. That’s a historic given.
So when strangely clad “warriors” wearing fur hats and tattoos storm the Capitol Building in Washington DC, the sights are unsettling, people may die, but the stability of the United States government is not in any way in question.
But what happens when the troops who are supposed to prevent it from happening again themselves come under suspicion?
Just read the headline from the following Associated Press news release from minutes ago:
Just how the bleep do you vet over 20,000 troops hastily sent to Washington in less than 72 hours?
And what will that vetting do to their morale?
I am beginning to feel truly frightened.