IMPORTANT: These 2 bombs didn't instagram their day on the 6th. So we have mostly focused on the rioters we can see. However.

What if they weren't discovered... and instead exploded and diverted officers & tactical teams away from the #Capitol at a predetermined moment.

2/ This was not lost on outgoing #CapitolPolice Chief Sund per @mateagold 👇

Was there a plan for the #Capitol that did not happen because nothing blew up?

I keep thinking about Anders Breivik, Norway's far-right terrorist.

Here's why.
3/ I don't know what the plan was, or if the devices were intended to be discovered. Either way they would be a diversion.

But I am haunted by how Breivik, a lone wolf, successfully diverted the authorities, then carried out a primary plan of mass murder.
4/ As I've worked on digging on the #Capitol footage I keep thinking:

- Someone seems to be able to recognize just about every item of clothing

- The bomb planter is at large

Conclusion, let's point our brains for a minute at the grainy new clues posted by the @FBI
5/ Last pics (I hope they post more) The @FBI has a reporting mechanism that I don't want people to be deflected from.

So, to report:

But if you recognize brands etc. of these items consider ALSO surfacing them. Let's see what we can do.
For the Capitol #Bombdropper, a shoe was called out prior to this thread. Caveats: grainy footage, few angles:

Moderate-high confidence: Nike Air Max Speed Turf
Low-moderate: specific colorway

Early spotted by @CjSmpls Thx @bjtitus for extra work.

Next? Backpack!

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13 Jan
URGENT: window-breacher #Spazzo (left) may have a military background & was wearing an earpiece.

I think we need to find clear pictures of everyone wearing an #Earpiece.

Please tag finds with #Earpiece and include the source URL!

Pic on right:… ImageImage
We begin. Great work everyone!

#1 We have this #Earpiece, found by in a pic by @rstevensbrody, surfaced by @RZD3D

Please start looking for #Faceplaceman (reference to his patch). PLEASE use #Faceplaceman + #Earpiece, and include URL of source.

Source: ImageImage
#2 A second #Earpiece. Lets keep going.

Bit different. Can someone with radio knowledge identify the headset and PTT?

PLEASE use #DPRman and #Earpiece and include URL of source.

Pic @GettyImages Spotted by colleague @insyria
Source:… ImageImageImage
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13 Jan
BREAKING: Man who breached capitol window w/riot shield identified as Proud Boy by @MackLamoureux & @misstessowen at @VICE.

He caught the attention of many of us for first-in action, situational awareness...and apparent communications earpiece.

Source:… Image
@MackLamoureux @misstessowen @VICE Many ex military reached out and privately suggested that his actions read as military-trained.

In footage of him moving inside he would peek and pull back before advancing. When other early breachers were yelling at police, he was looking at exits. Head on a swivel... ImageImageImage
URGENT: Moderate-confidence pic of #Spazzo on a different day spotted by @downtowndemgirl w/Tattoo that may include "0351" which is MOS for Infantry Assault Marine.

Can you identify? Please DM me or @arawnsley @thedailybeast who recognized the Tattoo ImageImage
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10 Jan
NEW FOOTAGE: a long, disciplined line of men in body armor moves as a unit up the #CapitolBuilding steps.

We need to identify this group.

Grateful to @lehudgins for the find.
Have military training and experience? SWAT & police experience? Working on a candidate group. Please weigh in on:

-Hand gestures at 0:05 secs in between 2 ppl.

If you don't, please surface links to high resolution close up footage.
Can you identify this radio worn on the back of one of the men storming the steps? The antenna is semi-rigid and long. Its seen at 0:05-0:07 seconds in the footage at top of thread.

Please circulate with those who know military comms gear & #hamradio folks.
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7 Jan
WOW: Was there a plan to take hostages? This man is carrying police-style zip-tie handcuffs. And mace(?) Image
Can we find more footage of this man?
People may recall the plot that the FBI disrupted a plot to storm the Michigan government and kidnap @GovWhitmer.…
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6 Jan
We need to know what today's morning briefing was for the Capitol Police. On a normal day he'd be zip tied. Bean bagged. Tear gassed. There was an executive decision not to.

Since #UCSP is uniquely shielded from #FOIA congress must do some oversight. THREAD Image
2. The #UCSP does not have to go cap in hand to get the latest crowd control tools. Their per-employee budget is $200k, soaking up a growing fraction of the legislature's budget... Image: @danielschuman Image
3. While there has been some recent progress in oversight, the existing #UCSP oversight creates a shield, protecting them from direct accountability.… Image
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6 Jan
Our darkest hour.

Photo: @LeahMillis
As I think about history for a minute, going to revise to 'one of the darkest in my living memory.'
You don't get this without some pre planning. More here.
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