That question by itself is a mouthful considering the political climate in 2022. Given the secretive nature of a “military spec op” and the degree of difficulty investigating the kind of action where all traces need to point away from the actors, I need to disclose how I got to the place where this question became the only obvious one I can ask.
The following will show circumstantially and logically why this wrinkle in the J6 investigation deserves qualified eyes on it to further and finish or put it to bed once and for all.
If you’ve followed the J6 investigation at all you’re familiar with this image. XRVision’s report on Sergei Dybynyn went viral across media. Directly after the event, I was contacted by XRVison’s CEO Jacob Applebaum to confirm the ID and build Dybynyn’s profile which is all the information known about this man and his motivation at Capitol Hill on January 6th.
As an investigative journalist, it’s not out of the ordinary to be contacted like this. I’ve been contacted on an irregular basis for different types of issues over the years by attorneys, private concerns, groups, companies, and security experts over the years on issues ranging from personal safety to national and international issues.
The single most important point across the board is understanding the limits of the work. There’s a line between investigative journalism or reports and official criminal investigations.
Crossing that line as a journo could corrupt a criminal investigation. The most obvious way is allowing perps to clean up before criminal investigators have a chance to look at it.
The above lead-in is meant to show how seriously I take these threads of investigation.
Disclosure- I live and work out of Donbass which has been at war with Ukraine for the last 8 years.
It puts me in the weird position of wishing the evidence trace led to a different group and a different country because of current events. January 6th was a breach of national security with the approval of Washington leadership.
There isn’t any other explanation for the lack of preparedness, lack of police personnel onsite by anti-Trump Congressional leaders in charge of the Sargent-at-Arms, and refusal to call in the National Guard which after all the hoopla was over was found to be a phone call away.
“We don't do domestic [intelligence] collection," Hoffman said. "We rely on Capitol Police and federal law enforcement to provide an assessment of the situation. And based on that assessment that they had, they believed they had sufficient personnel and did not make a request."
At first blush, I traced the obvious which was the violence at Trump rallies back to 2017 in Charlottesville to start building a pattern that opened into a starting point.
Initially, the most striking aspect of the January 6th riot was the two-month lead-up to the event. All the headlines read like – Trump rally violence, Proud Boys rally violence, Trump rally stabbings, etc. Other than selective articles, the perps are hidden and tone and context point to “everything Trump” and “far-right” as the originator of the violence even though the perpetrators of most of the violence were Antifa/BLM groups.
Going back to spring 2016, we see the emergence of “right-wing” nationalists. One of the more notable is Richard Spencer who came in at the right time to make a media splash he knew would hurt the Trump campaign. The Trump-far right- nationalist story was born.
After the damage was done, he denounced Trump and in 2020 voted for Joe Biden because the nationalist policies of the DNC were much closer to his. Spencer’s people were visibly absent on January 6th.
Mathew Heimbach’s legal defense for the 2017 Charlottesville violence was built around “Donald Trump told me to do it,” and “Donald Trump should pay my legal fees.”
In 2020, Heimbach renounced nationalism/fascism publically until July 2021. Heimbach was an initial suspect for J6 by many investigators but his groups for some magical reason didn’t participate.
This struck me as odd as an athlete winning all the accolades they could at local, state, and national levels refusing to participate in the Olympics even though they were guaranteed the gold.
Discrediting Donald Trump at J6 was the gold Heimbach and his groups were working for. Their goal from 2016 onward was discrediting Donald Trump as a right-wing extremist.
The short paragraphs above lead to a point of methodology I used after finding enough of a pattern to suspect a military op. When there are no positive confessions or onsite IDs made, you start investigating the negative space at the peripheries of the event.
In the case of Heimbach, he wasn’t there. All stop on that count. The negative space inquiry starts by asking why? Did they know something? Both are plank holders in the push nationalism at all costs, ie, destroy Trump and push Biden groups.
Nationalism is fascism at the top and socialism maintains the lower class at the bottom. Rising is based on your commitment to the party structure.
The 2nd important point is at the beginning of any inquiry, ignore the obvious and try to prove the visibly egregious possible perps innocence at the start. If nothing else, this cuts down the number of possible actors and motives involved as you progress.
Antifa’s involvement in J6 is an example of this. Videos show a small group that looks like Antifa changing into “pro” Trump attire and Jake Sullivan became the poster boy of Antifa’s non-involvement.
Destroying Donald Trump was a primary goal of this group beginning in late 2016 after the election. Antifa/BLM understand the power of violence and what it would do for Donald Trump’s chances of getting a fair hearing in the Senate over the election. Yet again, we have negative space. Antifa/BLM involvement wasn’t enough directly to go beyond a few anecdotes.
Considering the amount of violence all the groups perpetrated over the last two years, specifically during the months leading up to the J6 hearing, they seemed to miss their shining moment.
What about MAGA? Outside of the involvement of these groups which can be traced to infiltrating the Trump campaign in 2016 or responding to assault from these groups, MAGA supporters have been peaceful.
So what changed leading into January 6th, 2021?
We have three very obvious suspects to ignite violence and they all opted out. This is the negative space I started looking into. These three groups have to be in concert with a fourth besides supporting the DNC and Biden-Harris.
This fourth group needs to have the clout with the first three groups to make them willing nonparticipants. To do this, it also needs the capability of instigating large group violence, controlling it, the ability to step it up to extreme levels, participating where needed, and remaining unseen participants doing so.
What major point of commonality do Antifa, BLM, and White nationalists have to make this union possible?
All three groups are nationalists. In this article, I detailed the following highlights about Antifa and BLM.
· Antifa works with Right Sector and Azov Battalion in Ukraine. Their Pirate Party affiliation makes them part of the “Greens” coalition current German Foreign Minister Baerbock subscribes to.
· The Greens represent both the Pirate Party/Antifa and Ukrainian Azov and Right Sector concerns in the EU Parliament. InformNapalm is a Right Sector information operation group.
· BLM and Antifa are Julius Evola fascists like the Ukrainian nationalists
Recategorizing BLM and Antifa from their self-proclaimed socialism is a leap for some people until you realize the Waffen SS was a subgroup of the original Antifa in Germany. That’s detailed in the link above.
But what about BLM? Shown here, BLMs tied to another modern Julius Evola fascist group called ISIS to make the point clear. ISIS leaders are students of 1930s Italian fascist philosophy rather than Islam.
Spencer and Heimbach’s groups openly follow fascist philosophy which is based again on Evola.
For the nationalist, there is no enemy outside your country, the enemy is always within. Outside threats make nationalist control over people easier. Dissent from within is the problem. That single reality should clear up a few myths about Biden.
So now we have a common tie between groups outside the nationalist Democratic Party. If you peruse the two articles in detail, Antifa and BLM are both tied to the Ukrainian lobby in WDC and both directly to Ukraine’s Azov Battalion and Right Sector through the Diaspora nationalists filling their ranks and elevating the violence during their riots.
Heimbach’s “Traditionalist” ideology has a base in Julius Evola’s fascism.
This is James Nolan Mason, chief ideologue for Atomwaffen, a US-based Nazi group Heimbach is affiliated.
“[Atomwaffen Division] are good friends of ours.”– Matthew Heimbach, on Discord, Nov. 22, 2017
So we see this so-called pro-Russian nationalist has more in common with Azov than he does with the Kremlin. Heimbach’s National Bolshevism (read national socialism) aligns with groups that want to overthrow the current government in Moscow. The civil war in Ukraine brought them into a semi-alignment but it is a single issue.
Let’s drop the Dybynyn line of inquiry for a moment and establish a reason to suspect Ukrainian involvement at the state level. The following tweets by Poroshenko on January 7th point to a quid pro quo for Ukraine. Joe Biden would owe Ukraine weapons and support because of a “window of opportunity opening” for Ukraine.
This is the same Petr Poroshenko who pushed the fabricated Manafort black ledger into media and bragged to Biden about it as shown on the tapes Derkach leaked.
Biden was going to send weapons and support either way as long as Zelensky went along with pushing war with Russia. That is the dilettante aspect of the tweet. All Zelensky needed to do was the opposite of his campaign platform and embrace the nationalists in Kiev.
Poroshenko’s 2nd tweet is from the same guy who backed the 2014 Ukrainian coup and gained the Ukrainian presidency because of it. He was otherwise unelectable in Ukraine.
The tweets themselves wouldn’t amount to much except that Poroshenko was traveling under an alias in South American waters on a superyacht and ended up with Azov commander Maxim Yarosh in Ecuador for the trip back to Ukraine.
What wasn’t known before is Azov’s foreign contingent commander was overseeing two Azov actions in Ecuador and Chile from November 2020 through January 6th.
Before Sergei Korotkikh scrubbed his profile, he posted videos off his phone in Chile showing behind the scenes with rioters and commented about progress in Ecuador. Korotkikh is the Azov commander in charge of international forces. In the days following the J6 riots, there was no mention of J6 directly. But, less than a week later Korotkikh bluntly stated “now the revolution will go worldwide.”
The inference is to an event other than Chile or Ecuador. What event could help realize Azov’s aspiration for worldwide nationalism other than a victory at J6 using the same methodology Azov uses everywhere else?
On January 7th Azov’s crowd agitator and instigator of crowd violence, Max Yarosh, conveniently showed up in Ecuador for one day before flying out with Petr Poroshenko and presumably other Azov members.
The following video shows entry by Ukrainians. The first two segments show the NYT version and the Ukrainian news version. How did Ukrainian nationalist Oligarch Kolomoisky, the power behind Zelensky, know exactly where his people needed to be to film the first entry as well as the second?
Kolomoisky’s Glavred reporters were the originators of the Russians at the Capitol story and that’s how they titled the video. In Glavred’s clip showing the 1st entry into the Capitol, you can hear Sergei Dybynyn shouting faster! Faster! Stronger! on the clip. Dybynyn was given medals by former Ukrainian President Poroshenko for his sabotage work in Donbass earlier.
There was a third version that showed the run-up from behind which looked odd to me. I sent it to a retired Special Forces captain and asked what he thought without providing context and he stated unequivocally that those men were military. Their spacing and position as they ran were trained shoot and move tactics.
The negative space is beginning to fill out. Dybynyn and Glavred were with a so-far unnamed Ukrainian military contingent that stormed the Capitol and did the initial break-in with other groups like Proud Boys members present. This is marked by Dybynyn speaking Russian to Russian speakers. Over 65% of Ukraine speak Russian as their natural language including President Zelensky.
The NYT piece names the Proud Boys and “other right-wing groups” after editing out Dybynyn’s Russian and what might be a Ukrainian response. After gaining entry, the Ukrainians and some of the Proud Boys turn around and left.
This looks like the timing when Julia Davis claims to come across Russian speakers who claim this is the beginning of the revolution and say their leader is already inside.
The Ukrainians and Proud Boys circled to the next point of entry where they either joined another part of their group or stirred things up on their own. This is where Dybynyn takes a selfie with Jacob Chansley and the NYT video notes the second entry of the Proud Boys leader Joe Biggs.
The video clearly shows Trump supporters entering at both the 1st and 2nd points were not violent as they entered. The NYT video analysis of the 3rd entry attempt is spot on. The extreme violence and very apparent organization of the group make it clear this is exactly what they were there to do.
They provided the violent backdrop to J6 without revealing their own faces on video. There was no one looking around. The total focus of the group was on delivering pain to the officer caught in the doorway.
The last point that sticks out is the coordinated methodology. The only time I’ve seen it was during the 2014 coup in Ukraine. It was used by nationalist groups, one of which is Azov to gain entry into government buildings.
Right on cue, on January 7, 2021, Time Magazine publishes an article about Azov battalion recruiting in the US and the FBI’s Christopher Wray stated Azoyaroshv was already responsible for terrorist acts in the US.
Was the Time article paving the way for an investigation into Azov if everything went wrong?
Why was Time covering Azov at all when the J6 riot was the only news story aired?
It is impossible to look inside a secret military operation from the outside. But, every footprint associated with entry into the Capitol, instigating violence, and some of the violence itself is unmistakably Ukraine’s Azov.
utterly repulsive on so many levels. TQ for your work, take care. GB
GEORGE, we need to talk. I recorded video of 2 federal agents attacking the Capitol on J6.
I’m on Substack obviously, and you can also find me on Truth Social @Bobby_Powell