According to a recent report California National Guard members have said that a fighter jet was put on standby for a “possible domestic mission” because Governor Newsom was afraid on anti-lockdown protestors was so scared of anti-lockdown protestors.
Four National Guard sources told the Los Angeles Times that an F-15C fighter was put on alert to “buzz” the crowds in order to get lockdown protestors to disperse. Officials were concerned that the the governor was using a war time tactic that could cause damage to structures.
To try and cover up the order it was allegedly handed down orally and through text messages rather than put in formal writing which made Guard Officials even more suspicious.
“It would have been a completely illegal order that disgraced the military,” one source told the Times. “It could look like we’re threatening civilians.”
“That’s something that would happen in the Soviet Union,” said a second of the Times’ sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared retaliation from superiors. “Our military is used to combat foreign aggressors.”
Lt. Col. Jonathan Shiroma, spokesperson for the California Guard, denied the report claiming, “We don’t use our planes to frighten or intimidate civilians.”
The National Guard has been used heavily in areas that experienced unrest during the George Floyd riots and even became Pelosi’s little army after the unrest on January 6th.
Former President Trump used the DC National Guard and quickly surpassed the unrest in DC.
“You look at what happened in Minnesota, they were getting decimated and then after three days of watching it, I demanded that the National Guard be utilized and in one day it was over,” Trump said.
Documents from inside the California National Guard showed that officers did discuss using an F-15 last summer and federals officials mulled using it in November however, declined to do so.
“It’s a war machine, not something you use for [suppressing] civil unrest,” a third source told the Times.