11 Oct 2013

Obama DOT Plans Use of National Guard to Close I-495 Capital Beltway

Drake sent this :

It’s going to be a VERY interesting weekend on many fronts. Will they call in the National Guard? Will the Guard enforce? If so, how will the truckers respond?

Or is this an empty threat to scare off a lot of truckers who had planned to attend? 

The National Guard serves their state and Federal Government, so… we’ll see what happens. ~ BP

Sources within the Department of Transportation have revealed that their plan to use National Guard resources to close federally funded Interstate Route 495, circling the nation’s capital, have been approved by unknown White House officials and will be implemented on Friday morning, October 11, in order to thwart the three day Trucker slowdown announced on the Capitol Beltway starting that date, using the federal government shutdown as justification.

The National Guard resources to be used to thwart the truckers will include rifle toting National Guardsmen called up from units that will be coming in from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  They will use Guardsmen on foot and using trucks, jeeps and armored vehicles, which will be stationed at all entrance ramps to the Beltway to block incoming traffic starting early Friday morning.


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