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Doubt about the professionalism of prime ministers and the military

The invasion of Planalto, Congress and the Supreme Court last Sunday exposed the shortcomings of bodies like the PMDF and the GSI legislative police.

A series of videos and photos of attacks on the seats of power in Brazil have called into question the professionalism of the country’s best-paid police and military personnel. Last Sunday’s raid on the Planalto Palace, the National Congress and the Federal Supreme Court exposed the shortcomings of agencies such as the Military Police, the Legislative Police of the House and Senate, the Office of Institutional Security of the Presidency (GSI) and the Presidential Guard Battalion, an army unit.

Among the suspicions raised is a possible act or omission for ideological convenience and sympathy for the interventionist intent of the Bolsonaro march, which easily broke through the plastic barrier created by the prime minister when he entered Congress. The officers were not wearing riot response equipment. There were no shock and cavalry troops in the rear. The Horde stormed the palaces without resistance.

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Shield plan

To operate, Plano Escudo, Planalto’s defensive scheme, envisions three lines of defense: Military police in the streets of the immediate vicinity. GSI agents who walk around the palace in suits or uniforms; and then BGP Shock men as a last resort. The weakness of the first and the lack of adequate amounts of the other two are pointed out by experts as operational errors.

In everyday life, the shock of BGP does not stay in the palace. The building is manned by GSI security officers dressed in civilian clothes and BGP guards in uniform equipped with 12-gauge shotguns. to the Military Command of Planalto. It’s a way to speed up the arrival of the military. The security and presidential coordination secretary, today general Carlos Feitosa, takes over operational control of the troops in the palace.

There are about 200 people in each company of the battalion, a total of 2000 soldiers. The removed company was part of them, had 36 men and would not have been able to hold back the invaders, according to the military. Ideally about 400 men, two companies.


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An experienced military man who led the BGP observes that it has never happened in Brazil that the prime minister had to enter the palace to protect it and make arrests inside. According to him, the BGP soldiers were “weakened” and it looked like an “ambush”. “It was chaos, an officer giving orders to a square, the sound of a prison, lack of control, violation of hierarchy, loss of command,” says the colonel about the recorded scenes. “It is necessary to find out whether it was intentional, whether the information about the threat was not received.”

Among the actions under investigation are:

  1. The lack of resistance from the military and legislative police, who retreated against the attacks of the extremists and opened a passage on the Congress lawn and the locker room
  2. Abandoning the checkpoint to buy coconut water by some policemen
  3. Outrageous fraternity between extremists and military and legislative police. some took photographs and others videotaped the activities without taking steps to prevent the crimes.
  4. Decision to open the Esplanada dos Ministérios and permit the procession
  5. A troop drawdown without riot control equipment at the original line in front of Congress
  6. In the Senate, the police officers required hours to remove the invaders from the plenary session. agents went on record as saying that anyone who left voluntarily would not be detained.
  7. Disorienting the misaligned soldiers defending the BPG at the Planalto entrance
  8. Exchange of accusations and rumors between the Prime Ministers of Patamo (Mobile Tactical Patrol) and the Commander of the Presidential Guard Battalion.
  9. BGP Shock Boost was provided 20 hours ago
  10. The inexplicable escape of the extremist Ana Priscilla Azevedo, who was detained in Planalto among BGP soldiers, she would leave the palace and be arrested two days later by order of the Supreme Court.

Safety

  • 2,000 are the personnel of the presidential guard battalion
  • The Legislative Police of the House consists of 271 agents
  • The legislative police of the Senate is 169 agents
  • The National Public Security Force consists of 400 men
  • 10.2 thousand is the number of PM-DF agents


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