After the protest rally in Washington two years ago, I spent a lot of time looking at video footage taken by a couple of the participants. Both were close to the doors to the senate chamber and filmed the shooting of Ashli Babbitt by a concealed security official. As the media reporting predictably focused on the supposed threat to members of congress, and the shenanigans of some Q-Anon supporters, what actually happened inside the Capitol building failed to get much attention, even from the protestors - who were mostly unaware of the premeditated murder of their unarmed and innocent colleague. Glenn Greenwald has recently commented on these 'enduring lies'. And despite years of enquiry and endless repetition and embellishment of claims about the "insurrection" - one in which five people died but only one was intentionally killed - the shocking truth revealed by those two independent videographers failed to attract any attention. I wrote two articles about the murder of Ashley Babbitt, published in the American Herald Tribune - "Our All-American Martyr" and "The Last Shot at President Trump". After AHT was closed down by the FBI - for supposed Iranian affiliations - those articles are now only to be found in the web archive, and without the all-important photo analysis. So this is a second attempt to expose what actually happened on January 6th in the Capitol building, and give Ashli Babbitt the posthumous recognition she deserves as a victim of conspiracy.
As I write this, members of congress are being addressed on the steps of the Capitol, with family members of the five who died "defending the Capitol". Extraordinary hubris and pomposity is on display, in portraying the events of January 6th as exceptional and momentous; one need only compare it with the protest rallies that America supports in countries selected for regime change, or ignores in countries where US-friendly regimes have been successfully installed. As I pointed out in my second article above, within a week of the Democrats taking power they were making a huge fuss over police treatment of protest rallies in Russia following Navalny's cleverly timed return to Moscow. But this celebration of the triumph of American exceptionalism over global reality is far worse than it appears. Congress and the Democrats have worked themselves into a terrible lather over the January 6th "insurrection" - much as they did with the Mueller Report - and are making a habit of it; the recent adoration of the Zelensky going beyond all reasonable bounds. They have left no room for stepping a little sideways, leave alone backtracking, in the face of any "new evidence" that might make nonsense of their claim to be the "world's greatest democracy". As I wrote in "the All American Martyr", the huge rally - of several hundred thousand people - that preceded the march to and invasion of the Capitol was peaceful but determined. Trump's supporters of all shades had come to Washington from all over the country to try to stop the declaration of the election results, which they saw as unrepresentative and fraudulent in some cases - and with significant evidence for this. Donald Trump had secured several million more votes than in the 2016 election, and had strong support from his heartland, but had lost the vote in a few key states.
In the lower frame, Ashli B can be seen looking on in the background, while the agitator turns violent activist and starts smashing the glass doors with a helmet. Note also the Capitol official in a suit and black mask standing beside Babbitt, who was also overseeing police at the previous standoff. As I explained in detail in the second article - and speculated on the observed behaviour of armed and unarmed police - what took place here has all the appearance of being planned, notwithstanding the need to improvise on the spot. The crowd was lured to the entrance to the upper gallery, guarded only by three unarmed plain-clothes police, and with no armed security visible through the windows. The movements and behaviour of the different actors in the minutes before Ashley is shot are charted in these stills from the two videos, time-stamped accordingly:
InfoWars also recorded footage of this, and led the way in clearing a passageway for the now dead Ashli Babbitt to be carried out. If the 'intent' of her murder was to end the protest rally it was very successful, and economical; one bullet to turn round a hundred thousand protestors. But when you look at what happened to the world after Biden 'stole the nation', the significance of that lethal shot is incalculable. And there are at least a hundred million Americans now looking for the nation that was once theirs too.
DM January 8th 2023