Silence is Compliance: An attack on the King’s soldiers

Now that it’s been five weeks [Ed.: as of the writing of this piece] since the attack on the State Police barracks in Blooming Grove, where two Pennsylvania State Troopers were shot, one killed and the other critically injured, it’s time for us to start discussing the truth about the “land of the free” and “justice and equality for all.”

This case has brought many things that were normally known but unspoken to the surface, reaching the point that it’s impossible to avoid. I have been covering this case very closely since it broke and have been at all but one press conference updating the situation. Many of you might be aware of the way I approach issues but many people likely are not, and that has become very apparent after several of these press conferences.

MRAP cruising along within the search area//photo credit: Anthony Antonello

MRAP cruising along within the search area/Anthony Antonello

Just to be clear, I approached this case like I approach everything else: antennas raised high, taking nothing for granted and questioning everything . . . and that includes the “officials.” The polarization of people in America is apparent and the gap seems to be widening. Many have already decided that Eric Frein is guilty, calling for him to be killed on-sight, where I fall into another camp that says I always disagree with the State killing somebody based just on the words of “officials” and certain media outlets.

Because some of my questions were outside the box compared to most being asked at those PSP press conferences, I’ve been called all kinds of names, from “the fake journalist” to “that anti-cop guy,” just because I asked if “actively surrendering” included shooting an unarmed man in the back, which understanding Lt. Col. Bivens confirmed as correct.

A local told me that the first two weeks of the PSP operation was basically an undeclared state of martial law.

So now being a month into this “manhunt” as of our October publishing date, with well over one thousand local, state, and federal agents rotating in and out, ask yourself whether this kind of response would have been triggered if the targets were people that weren’t members of the PSP. The time, the money, the equipment, the rules of engagement being changed for the suspect, Frein being added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list . . . entire areas were shut down for a week straight in some cases. I spoke to someone who was kept from his home for seven days. This person had to sneak into his house to feed his dogs so they didn’t starve to death; thankfully, that was accomplished, but also take into consideration a local sneaking by a “secured” perimeter successfully to feed the dogs. How secure was it, really?

More gear used in the PSP's Frein search

More gear used in the PSP’s Frein search/Anthony Antonello

This same person told me that police on the “manhunt” broke items on his property because they didn’t want their position to be compromised. The PSP moved into a ten-bedroom, million-dollar mansion that is for sale to set up their first command center, whether they got permission or moved in and planted a flag is unknown to me. They soon moved to a closed school that was very strategic for them, as I couldn’t get within two hundred yards of it.

What about all the military equipment Americans have come to accept as standard operation procedure for whenever the State (i.e., government at any level) feels like using them: LRADs, MRAPs, Black Hawk helicopters, etc. In this case we see a new piece of equipment called “the rook,” which is a mobile command center, armored and on tracks — and I have no idea how this monstrosity can help. The abomination weighs in at 6.5 tons, and the PSP brought in two.

At one point a police cruiser got out of control, wreaking havoc as it slammed into one vehicle, veered into the wrong lane and hit a couple parked in their brand-new truck, launching the truck into the air where it landed on a nearby car parked at a local body shop. Thankfully only three people were injured, but be sure to throw that on the tab of the million dollars-plus per week being spent on this “manhunt.”

Mobile command center

Mobile command center/Anthony Antonello

I must stress that that’s a very conservative number, because I’ve heard many credible sources put that figure closer to a daily expenditure than weekly, but I’ll grant them the full week for dispensing that kind of taxpayer money because I believe that more than makes the case. A local told me that the first two weeks of the PSP operation was basically an undeclared state of martial law. There is so much to this story and so many different angles to approach it that there is no way I can cover them all here.

So I figured I’d start with what has become extremely apparent to most people, and that is that people know that this kind of response only happens when it’s a member of the brotherhood, namely, law enforcement agents. We saw it with Christopher Dorner when once again they wreaked havoc all over California, shooting innocent people multiple times before they decided to burn him alive when he was cornered in a cabin rather than wait him out. Judge. Jury. Executioner. Is that how justice is now dispensed in the US? I believe the message is clear — as they admit themselves — that this entire effort is because PA State Troopers were ambushed.

My translation of the events is that public servants are no longer there to protect and serve you, but the State, and that they are letting the country know that “an attack on the King’s soldiers is the same as an attack on the King himself.”

  • Anthony Antonello
  • Following six years in the military, and much time as a medic and firefighter, Anthony Antonello has witnessed the ups and downs in life. From spending time fighting for the United States military, to the everyday horror covered on the local news, Antonello was there, witnessing events most only see from the comfort of their homes on a TV screen.Not allowing those images to simply absorb in the noise of the mainstream media, there was only one thing left to do for the man from Northeastern Pennsylvania: become politically active. Antonello now travels the country, covering stories and events to show people firsthand what the mainstream media refuse to show —and asking questions the mainstream media refuse to ask using whatever means possible to get people thinking.

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