Post by Oleg Smirnov
More than 300 people have been charged in connection with the Capitol
riots and dozens more are likely to face charges. .. At least 37 current
or former military members were among the attackers. ..
Veterans joined the attacks .. Racism and extremist ideologies among
those in uniform .. Now, America is facing the grim prospect that some
former soldiers trained and armed by their country are using those
skills to attack their own government. ..
No doubt that the American military are highly infected with hateful
and extremist ideologies. OTOH, they are just too dumb for organizing
on their own something that could pose a real threat to the government.
Those Capitol rioters were more like silly morons than real rioters.
They smeared feces there <https://bit.ly/3sNj1I1>. Add to it the fact
that the Left also promote certain extremist and hateful narratives in
their part, and they also <http://dlvr.it/RwLyNL> used to smear feces.
Smearing of feces is such a genuinely American way of self-expression.
It is naturally ape-like and it's not a real threat to the government.
Russia is the only country to use barrier troops
Barrier troops, blocking units, or anti-retreat forces were military
units that were located in the rear or on the front line (behind the
main forces) to maintain military discipline, prevent the flight of
servicemen from the battlefield, capture spies, saboteurs and deserters,
and return troops who fled from the battlefield or lagged behind their
Army General P. N. Lashchenko:
"Yes, there were barrier detachments. But I do not know if any of them
would shoot at their own people, at least in our sector of the front.
Already, I requested archival documents on this subject; there were no
such documents. The detachments were at a distance from the front,
covered the troops from the rear from the saboteurs and the enemy
landings, detained deserters, who, unfortunately, existed; brought order
to the river crossings, sent soldiers who had strayed from their units
to assembly points. I will say more, when the front received
reinforcements, they were naturally green, or as they say, haven't
smelled gunpowder, while protective detachments consisted entirely of
seasoned soldiers, those most persistent and courageous and were like a
reliable and strong shoulder of an elder. It often happened too that the
[barrier] detachments found themselves face to face with the same German
tanks or chains of German machine gunners and suffered heavy losses in
battle. This fact is irrefutable."
— Army General P. N. Lashchenko
According to an official letter addressed in October 1941 to Lavrentiy
Beria, in the period between the beginning of Operation Barbarossa to
early December 1941, NKVD detachments had arrested 657,364 servicemen
who had fallen behind their lines and fled from the front. Of these
detainees, 25,878 were arrested, and the remaining 632,486 were formed
in units and sent back to the front. Among those arrested included
accused 1505 spies, 308 saboteurs, 2621 traitors, 2643 "cowards and
alarmists", 3987 distributors of "provocative rumors", and 4371 others.
10,201 of them were shot, meaning approximately 1.5% of those arrested
were sentenced[by whom?] to death.
For a thorough check of the Red Army soldiers who were in captivity or
surrounded by the enemy, by the decision of the State Defense Committee
No. 1069ss of December 27, 1941, army collection and forwarding points
were established in each army and special camps of the NKVD were
organized. In 1941–1942, 27 special camps were created, but in
connection with the inspection and shipment of verified servicemen to
the front, they were gradually eliminated (by the beginning of 1943,
only 7 special camps were operating). According to official data, in
1942, 177,081 former prisoners of war and surrounding men entered
special camps. After checking by special departments of the NKVD,
150,521 people were transferred to the Red Army.