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Tom Cotton: ‘Violent Protests’ Are ‘Domestic Terrorism’ – Calls for Army Paratroopers to Battle ‘Insurrectionists’

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Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is calling for multiple units of the U.S. Military to be called up to put down the protests that have now taken place, reportedly, in over 100 cities across America. A strong ally of President Donald Trump, Cotton says the “violent protests” aren’t protests at all, they are “domestic terrorism.”

Cotton, a Harvard-educated attorney who served as an active duty and reserves Army Captain in Iraq and Afghanistan, called for “zero tolerance for this destruction.” He had a lot to say about the protests, but only mentioned George Floyd once, in passing.

Cotton is calling the protestors “violent criminals,” and said “Antifa” needs to face the “101st Airborne Division.”

He went on to say: “And, if necessary, the 10th Mountain, 82nd Airborne, 1st Cav, 3rd Infantry—whatever it takes to restore order. No quarter for insurrectionists, anarchists, rioters, and looters.”

The 101st Airborne, also known as the “Screaming Eagles,” is a light air infantry division of the Army.
The 10th Mountain specializes in fighting in mountainous and arctic terrain.
The 82nd Airborne specializes in parachute assault.
The 1st Cavalry has a horseback division, along with infantry, air assault, and armored divisions.

Cotton’s comments drew scorn.

 

Photo: Army 82nd Airborne Division.
Image by U.S. Army/GPAS Photo Archive via Flickr and a CC license

 

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