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Eye-Witness Account: What’s REALLY Happening at the Seattle Riots

An eye-witness from the Washington National Guard shares the shocking truth about what’s really going on during the Seattle riots.

A social media post (which has been removed) by a member of the Washington National Guard has been shared more than 7000 times since it was written on June 12th. It’s a true education in mob mentality.

As Toby Cowern says, “Look how much ‘othering’ has been done already. Once that’s happening there’s a big problem.”

He’s right – and here’s the shocking truth about what’s really going on in Seattle from a person who had a front-row ticket to the mayhem.

An eye-witness account

I previously said I had a lot to say regarding my experiences while in downtown Seattle [Incoming VERY long post…]. When I came home, I was exhausted, angry, and saddened by what I had experienced. I said I needed to share what happened, but I also said I needed some time to rest and reflect. My unit was activated for 12 days. We worked long hours but we continued to stay dedicated to the state and the mission. I can’t stop that now. I’ve been up all night, trying my best to put into words what I experienced and observed. This is too important to wait. I rarely post on social media, but I’m making this post, hoping it reaches those that want to know the truth. I can imagine, given the current environment, this post may cause some controversy. That is not my intention what-so-ever. I agree the excessive use of force in Minnesota was inexcusable but reacting with hatred and violence is contradictory to the message of peace and change. Either way, people need to know what’s actually happening behind the guise of this “movement.” Whether localized or nationalized, what I witnessed NEEDS TO STOP!

Activation:

I was working nights and the day of my phone call, I had difficulties sleeping that morning. I had a lot on my mind, and I decided I was going to stay up and do some yard work. As I was preparing to go outside, I started receiving text messages and phone calls. “We’ve been activated! Hit time at the armory is 1700!” I looked at my watch and I had maybe an hour before hit time. “Well, I’m going to be late…” I thought. I immediately responded to the text messages and phone calls, telling them I would be there as soon as possible. Why was I going to be late?

My unit is in Western Washington and I live in Southeastern Washington… to drive, at a pace much faster than the speed limit, I’d be lucky to make it in three hours… Without hesitation, I grabbed all my staged military gear and threw it into the back of my vehicle. I figured, “Heck, if it’s an emergency, they’re not going to have time to put out a packing list… so, I mise well bring everything.” As I was throwing military gear into my vehicle, I received text messages telling me to pack for at least a week. “Wow, this is serious…” I thought. Being activated and expecting the mission to last a week or more, whatever the activation was for, it was going to be an uphill battle… I threw a few uniforms and a week’s worth of clothing in my rucksack and proceeded to drive to the armory.

Preparation:

I arrived at the armory in the evening and realized I had now been awake for over 24 hours. I contacted my chain of command and determined we’d leave at zero dark hundred for Seattle. I gathered my issued equipment, added it to my ruck sack, and tried to take a one-hour nap. I awoke to people on the move and bright fluorescent lights. It felt like I had just closed my eyes, but it was go-time. I grabbed my bags and met my unit in the parking lot of the armory. There was no time to waste! We loaded every cot we had, all our personal bags, and whatever we could quickly think of that we might need. We loaded our transportation and were off to Seattle in what seemed like minutes…

The Build Up:

On our way to Seattle, I had time to dwell and self-reflect. What’s so out of control that the Guard would be called up? Who and/or what am I going to be protecting? Am I going to be protecting rights, life, property, or all the above? I told myself that no matter what happens, I will do my utmost to remain impartial, to uphold the Constitution, to protect the rights of the citizens of the United States, and to protect life and property to the best of my ability. As a Soldier, we take an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic. Regardless of the political climate, a Soldier has the responsibility to remain impartial, to ensure all citizens’ rights are protected and that the Constitution is adhered to. As we approached Seattle, I did so with an open mind and a sympathetic heart. I prayed that I may understand whoever needs our help, that I may do my job to the utmost of my ability, and that the rights of all those involved would be preserved.

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https://www.theorganicprepper.com/truth-seattle-riot/

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Sue Rarick
June 15, 2020

Good article. I’m a vet and hubby is a vet and one sentence rang true as a bell. Soldiers don’t do politics. We leave that to the Generals. Being from the Vietnam era and actually doing 2 tours there (albeit safe except for a few rocket attacks) at a safe base. Being at a headquarters base gave me a peek at the pettiness of Generals that affect the average grunt. In WW2 Generals wanted to win battles and wars. Since then it’s been a General’s goal to see how many participation medals they can accumulate and how to align themselves… Read more »

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cudwieser
Reply to  Sue Rarick
June 15, 2020

There is a prefi you’re missing, ‘Neo-‘. Neo Liberal, Neo Conservative. There’s even ‘Post-‘. Post Marxist, Neo Marxist. For want of revisionism we will go anew. imo if anyone is to espouse any ideal or theory they really need to have lived first and too many of these newbies are too sheltered to get it. We’re facing another French style revolution, but it’ll be these larpers facing the national razor and they don’t see it coming. Play at being poor, poor you will be.

Sue Rarick
Sue Rarick
Reply to  cudwieser
June 15, 2020

Comparing it to the French Revolution is problematic. It was caused by French farmers being too stubborn to switch from oats to wheat during the mini ice-age they had in Europe. Their crop failure was of their own doing – Ironically they were warned by the French aristocracy to switch but didn’t – Ironically guess who gets blamed????
 

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Olivia Kroth
June 15, 2020

This sounds and looks like a horror movie or a nightmare

LOL
LOL
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
June 15, 2020

Welcome to the land of American Exceptionalism.

cudwieser
Reply to  LOL
June 15, 2020

WIIIILLLLLLSSSSOOOOONNNNNNN!!!!!!!

Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe
Reply to  cudwieser
June 15, 2020

Let me guess….’adrift in the land of my birth’?

Airheads R US
Airheads R US
Reply to  Robinson Crusoe
June 15, 2020

A soccer ball would make a more intellectually capable member of Congress or POTUS than what exceptionalism has provided.

cudwieser
Reply to  Robinson Crusoe
June 15, 2020

???

Olivia Kroth
June 15, 2020

“How many goodly creatures are there here! / How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world / That has such people in’t!” (V.i.184–187).
 
Shakespeare, The Tempest

Hawaiiguy
Hawaiiguy
June 16, 2020

We (USA) need a good ol fashion invasion to put things into perspective! Maybe the Reds, or the Germans, how’s about some Yellows, or Abos? Yeah, thought that might help, FRIGGIN idiot whiner generation can’t even formulate a plan to protest the political issues. It’s not about police, it’s about lingering leftist obama, Clinton, Rice style finger pointing while shooting the victims? in the back. That’s your black hero president idiots, get a damn grip on what’s real!

M B
M B
June 27, 2020

I don’t want to know logistics.. I want to understand WHY Seattle??!

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