A few things that caught my eye in the past few hours.
First, the Polish government has found a way to transfer its fleet of Mig-29s to Ukraine without directly doing so:
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 8, 2022
The jets will fly to Rammstein Air Force Base in Germany where they will become US property for the US government to do with them as they wish. I would imagine that the paint techs will be quite busy in the near future. At the same time, the Poles are asking for used US F-16s to backfill the unit that is currently flying MIG-29s.
BREAKING: Pentagon shoots down the idea of providing Polish MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine from a U.S. military base in Germany
The move comes after Poland’s top diplo said it would fly MiGs to Germany for Ukraine to pick up. DoD said Poland’s solution is “not a tenable one” pic.twitter.com/fvIcOGyxTj
— Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) March 8, 2022
Now onto our domestic anti-democratic extremists news:
The first January 6 trial came to a rapid verdict this afternoon:
Guilty on ALL charges. Took less than four hours of deliberation. Huge statement by DC jury. Huge win and leverage for US Justice Dept with hundreds more cases to come. https://t.co/TQPOuRvbVT
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) March 8, 2022
Guilty on all counts.
And earlier this morning, Proud Boy leader Tarrio was arrested on a super-seding indictment of conspiracy to obstruct the vote count:
Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio federally indicted for conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding and other charges connected to the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol.
Intriguing passage of his communications with an “individual whose identity is known to the grand jury.” pic.twitter.com/OMpG2BAz7Q
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) March 8, 2022