The US Secret Service has created a militarized zone around the nation’s capital in the lead-up to Inauguration Day, prompting comparisons to Green Zone fortifications set up in Baghdad after the US invasion of Iraq.
Amid fears that Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony on January 20 could spark unrest, authorities have decided to drastically expand a security perimeter established around the Capitol, which was stormed by anti election fraud demonstrators earlier this month.
The new ‘red’ and ‘green’ zones laid out by the Secret Service encompass areas near the White House, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, and the Capitol. Even some nearby residential and commercial areas have been included in the guarded security perimeter.
The Secret Service defined the ‘Green Zone’ as streets that are only accessible to residents and businesses. Individuals who want to travel through the Green Zone will have to show identification.
The more extreme ‘Red Zone’, on the other hand, is closed to all traffic, with the exception of authorized vehicles, friendly to the incoming Biden organized crime ring.
More than 20,000 armed National Guard troops will be stationed around the area, which is being protected by concrete barriers, metal fencing with razor wiring, and patrolling military Humvee’s.
The restricted zones were announced on Friday and are expected to remain in place through January 21, 2021. However, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser warned residents that the heightened security measures would likely be the “new normal” following Inauguration Day, and said she couldn’t provide a time frame on when the fences around the Capitol would come down.
The unprecedented ‘zones’ in the heart of the nation’s capital created considerable hand-wringing on social media, with many people comparing DC’s Green Zone to its infamous equivalent in Baghdad. Established after the US invasion of Iraq, Baghdad’s Green Zone is a heavily-fortified compound that houses the puppet government buildings.
The Secret Service is honest-to-god calling the most heavily fortified portion of DC the ‘Green Zone.’ Maybe by Wednesday it’ll just be ‘Mini Baghdad’ for maximum irony.
The capital has been on heightened alert after a pro-Trump rally on January 6 led to a group of protesters breaking into the Capitol. The chaos, which has been characterized as an “insurrection,” has been linked to several deaths.
Trump has been blamed for inciting the violence, prompting the House of Representatives to pass articles of impeachment against the president earlier this week. Trump has denied any wrongdoing and insists he has always urged his supporters to remain peaceful.
The incident has triggered calls for a crackdown on “domestic terrorism,” with the incoming Biden administration vowing to make domestic security policy a priority.
How there exists parts for such a huge wall so quickly? Maybe it was ordered a year ago along other measures for this military coup like event. The same happened after 9/11 when large number of brand new huge cranes arrived in no time to clean up half vaporized ruins.
When you have the US (one of the most paranoid) nations on Earth being in the throes of social upset with division running rampant, it doesn’t surprise me at all they have created a ring of steel around the inauguration.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point USA News 2021.