On the evening of September 22nd, a black Chevrolet Suburban SUV with US Defense Secretary Mark Esper and his security officer left the Pentagon.
In the tail of the car, another passenger car pulled up, which closely followed the SUV, making dangerous maneuvers.
The driver of the head of the defense department managed to “shake off his tail” and escape from pursuit.
According to NBC, immediately after the incident, senior officials of the CIA, FBI and Pentagon were informed about the security threat against them directly in the United States.
According to speculations citing ‘anonymous sources in intelligence services’, this could be an attempt at possible attacks by Iran in response for the death of IRGC General Qasem Soleimani as a result of an American drone strike in January 2020.
The incident with the Secretary of Defense was investigated by the FBI. As a result, it became known that the driver is from Iran, has contacts at home and in Afghanistan, but does not show radical views.
To a large extent, the secrecy of Mark Esper’s recent visits to Bahrain, India and Israel is associated with security issues and the results of the briefing.
Journalists traveling with Esper were not allowed to report on his visits to Bahrain or Israel until after he left each country, although he spent two nights in Bahrain.
Previously, similar restrictions were imposed during Donald Trump’s visits to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Furthermore, a video was shared which showed BLM / Antifa rioters attacked police in Washington with an improvised explosive device. Several security officials were injured.
The police in the Portland have been fighting the BLM/Antifa rioters for more than four months.
We are making it easier for rioters to riot? WHAT THE CRAP IS GOING ON?!?
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) October 29, 2020
The employees, unlike other protest regions, are equipped and armed as in war, a sort of non-lethal war.
In response to the clashes, Philadelphia’s council reportedly voted 14-3 to prohibit use of the crowd-control tools during protests. The legislation will be enacted once it’s signed by Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney, who has tried to appease demonstrators this week by blaming the unrest on “systemic racism” and promising actions to “bring true equity to our city.”
We are working with @PhillyPolice and @PhilaDAO to release the body-worn camera footage and the 911 call. We’ve reviewed the footage with Mr. Wallace’s family, and we hope to release it publicly soon.
— Jim #MaskUpPHL Kenney (@PhillyMayor) October 29, 2020
BREAKING: Police release numbers on arrests overnight. They also tell us 23 officers were hurt overnight and all are ok. A total of 53 police officers have been injured since Monday’s police-involved shooting of Walter Wallace. No word on injuries to civilians. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/s3Y2ar0z7J
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) October 28, 2020
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