Did Mao’s “Paper Tiger” Protect the Capitol?

China, July 1956:

“[America] is very weak politically because it is divorced from the masses of the people and is disliked by everybody and by the American people too. In appearance it is very powerful but in reality it is nothing to be afraid of, it is a paper tiger. Outwardly a tiger, it is made of paper, unable to withstand the wind and the rain. I believe the United States is nothing but a paper tiger.”
– Mao Tse-tung, “U.S. IMPERIALISM IS A PAPER TIGER”, July 14, 1956

America, January 2021:

Washington D.C’s Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser, after requesting President Trump remove troops and federal police just days before the January 6th protests, requested 340 D.C. National Guard members be activated for the January 6th protest, with no more than about 115 on duty at once.

The acting Secretary of Defense, Christopher C. Miller, who replaced former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper after Esper was fired for disagreeing with President Trump on a number of issues, ordered the District of Columbia National Guard to be
unarmed, unable to use or engage in intelligence gathering, surveillance, or reconnaissance,  and not to act in any policing capacity, use riot controls, or interact with any protesters on January 6th, 2021:

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2021-01-04 SOD Miller Memo

Now, I’m sure there was some complicated set of rules regarding cooperation of the National Guard with local D.C. Police and/or Capitol Police, but I can’t help thinking when it came to protecting Washington D.C. against a protest known to have been talked about for weeks in advance Communist Chairman Mao’s words were correct: America is made of paper….a paper tiger.

It also makes we wonder if the Capitol protest was an “inside job” – as some Liberals claim – or “allowed to happen” by local D.C. Democrats and police.

Thanks for Reading!

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