Haunting Video: Security for Biden's Inauguration Looks More Like Something from North Korea


The massive presence of National Guard troops in preparation for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration has left many people feeling unsettled.

A video from Politico national security correspondent Natasha Bertrand showed dozens of troops walking in formation on the streets of Washington, D.C., on Sunday evening.

This unprecedented number of troops is intended to protect against threats following the Capitol incursion that occurred on Jan. 6 and resulted in the death of 5 people.

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Currently, there are about 25,000 guardsmen who will be present for the inauguration from all 50 states, according to the National Guard website.

The visuals coming out of Washington look eerily similar to authoritarian regimes like North Korea, which are notorious for their military parades.

The National Guard deserves all the thanks in the world for their efforts, but one cannot help but wonder why their presence is so massive.

A possible answer is disturbing: The United States military is preparing for the absolute worst-case scenario for Wednesday.

As there are also concerns about an inside attack, the FBI is vetting all the troops currently in Washington, The Associated Press reported Sunday.

“If there’s any indication that any of our soldiers or airmen are expressing things that are extremist views, it’s either handed over to law enforcement or dealt with the chain of command immediately,” National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson told the AP.

A fire at a homeless encampment was mistaken for a larger threat Monday morning, triggering another lockdown at the Capitol during the inauguration rehearsal.

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Los Angeles-based journalist Elex Michaelson shared a video of guardsmen running shortly after the lockdown was announced.

“Here’s video of National Guard troops running a few moments ago after the Capitol was locked down due to a security threat,” Michaelson tweeted.

“It appears that the ‘threat’ was actually a fire several blocks [away]. Thankfully, there is no ongoing threat.”

The historic situation makes it clear that polarization and domestic terrorism pose a significant physical threat to a peaceful transition of power, and that the political climate needs to cool down.

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Cameron Arcand is a former writer for The Western Journal.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2017 as a school project, he founded, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. He has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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