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Ransacking of Capitol false flag as a part of neoliberal counterrevolution of 2020-2021

May 2020 vs. January 2021

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Introduction

  President Trump was decisively beaten, if not fair and square. The hopes of millions of American voters were squashed and extinguished. The saga of the Orange Man is over. The victors used a gambit: they sacrificed the sanctity and security of the Capitol, allowed intruders in, permitted them to take selfies in the Speaker’s office, and then faked horror and outrage. The attempted calls for electoral transparency were deflated in real time as huge crowds were dispersed, electors were confirmed, and the ascendancy of Biden was assured, while Trump followers were branded ‘domestic terrorists’.

Donald Trump denounced the people whom he personally called to protest. His close political allies withdrew their support. Within hours, or even minutes, this ruler of the world admired by millions became a non-person. Like a boy who posted an obscenity, he was banned by Twitter and Facebook. Time will tell whether he will go to prison, as so many Dems pray for, but his political life seems to have ended, even if his cause may live.

Trump’s Last Stand, by Israel Shamir - The Unz Review

Some things don’t smell right. Washington, DC is heavily policed. It is infested with security and intelligence assets of all kinds. Even an ordinary incident can bring a massive response including K-9, SWAT team, and a chopper in the air to coordinate actions of law enforcement.  And if there is a crowd,  then probably more than one MRAP.

And yet a not very large,  unarmed crowd was able to overrun the most important government building in the national capital. And that's happened after several weeks’ notice of a large demonstration to be held. Does this pass the “smell test” ?

Occam Razor principle suggest that forces were deliberately withheld and that means that this was a false flag operation. Either from the very beginning (with a certain number of FBI personnel within the crowd (the leader of Proud Boys was a FBI informant after all), which is given, to drive events in the particular direction), or it morphed into the false flag operation after the crowd showed that they can charge on the Capitol and weakened Capitol police has problem containing the crowd.

Such a political gambit to kill Trump as a politician and to have a perfect pretext to suppress "Trumpism" (the right wing anti-neoliberalism and anti-globalization movement distinct from Trump)  as a movement. Which played out really well. And while Trump during the Capitol event appear to be generally uneducated, ignorant about the political process fool, who walked into an obvious trap does not excuse the organizers. Also the crowd that went into Capital was confused about their own political platform from the beginning, has no plan, but that doesn't mean they were wrong to question the integrity of 2020 elections. And the fact that they were used a patsies does not change that.

Any American intelligence/police office should have identified the possibility of an attack on the Capitol on January 6th at least a week or two in advance. The social mood of Trump supporters was well known. Yet nobody told the White House to cool the crowd down and control it. Of course Trump behaved completely unprofessionally, but he has advisors that probably are much more experienced in such things should have corrected him. Looks like his entourage betrayed him, which is also a sign of well planned false flag operation. To make things worse, his speech was incoherent rambling of  a petty man with a hurt pride, not a speech of the President of the USA who cares about the future of the country.

Even with Capitol police not everything is clear. The Capitol Police has 2,300 officers and a $516 million annual budget – to patrol an area a little over a square kilometer. That budget is more than the police budgets of Atlanta and Detroit combined. In 2000, it was only pegged at $115 million. So looks like even by themselves they should be a match for protesters. Perhaps USCP commanders are selected on not so much as their professionalism but for their ability to “get along” with their political masters. But still the event looked staged.

The fundamental question that drove the event is not whether Trump's victory was stolen. The fundamental question was the question of integrity of the US elections. About which neither party cares too much. And while the suggestion to appoint  by-partisan commission to investigate the claim of voter fraud was a logical step to uncover the truth the prevalent sentiment in Republican Party, to say nothing about neoliberal Dems, at the end (and now without the help of the mob, which acted as a spoiler)  the dirt was swiped under the rug.

The fact the neoliberal Dems fought the investigation of 2020 elections tooth and nail suggests that they have something to hide. And it attests that they are as addicted to political power (just look at Pelosi) as Bolsheviks and use Machiavellian tactics to this end ("The goal justifies the means"). What makes election fraud for them  just another tool of obtaining and maining political power.

The exact sequence of events that led to ransacking of Capitol on Dec 6, 2021 is convoluted but there are some indirect that drives us in the direction of a preplanned false operation,  or the spontaneous event, which was turned into a false flag operation dynamically as the event unfold and it became clear that the Capitol police can be overrun if they would not get any reinforcements.  There are  at least seven indirect  signs in favor of this hypothesis:

  1. Cue bono. Democratic Party was extremely interested in squashing the discussion about election fraud.  And that was a pretty elegant way to solve two problems simultaneously -- remove Trump from the political scene and to discredit nationalist movement in the USA which is distinct from Trump and much more dangerous for neoliberals  (although most of them voted for Trump, Trump actually betrayed them), which neoliberal globalists fear and hate.  While some observers compare it with Reichstag fire, Ukrainian Maydan events is probably a more close analogy. Haste with which the articles of impeachment were drafted and passed and the absence of any discussion. definitely implicates Pelosi.  Who, incidentally, due to her position and the Speaker of the House,  also was the person responsible for Capitol security. Here is one comment that suggests a possible agenda: 
    exiled off mainstreet, January 16, 2021 at 1:02 am GMT • 1.1 days ago

    I refer to it all as the Reichstag riots. They are following Goebbels’ propaganda template of using an incident, probably a provocation they themselves largely manufactured, to pass enabling acts to consolidate the power of fascist regimes. The Reichstag fire (burning of the German parliament building several weeks after the Fuhrer was named chancellor) led to a propaganda provocation, and resulted in the Nazis making serious gains in the Reichstag elections already scheduled for 5 March. What followed were the Reichstagsbrandverordnungen (usually translated as the Reichstag fire decrees, because the enactments proscribed opponents of the Nazi regime as “terrorists.”

    The same template is being followed by the permanent Yankee regime, now in the new Biden-Harris iteration. They are planning to pass laws labeling most opponents as “domestic terrorists” and going totally extra-legal, since the way the courts treated the evidence of fraud reveals that they no longer are willing to uphold the rule of law. The new regime lacks all legitimacy and has all of the hallmarks of fascism, complete with private companies spearheading attacks on free speech and the proscription of opponents. Another issue is the usage of a virus killing less than 1 of 200 who get it being the pretext to deny almost all rights, including those too basic to be enumerated in the constitution, i.e., the right to breathe.

  2. The defense of Capitol was artificially weakened and clearly inadequate for the event of this size. That this was a violation of the standard operating procedure is a provable fact (see the photo above). Enhancing security with equipment and people are obligatory, not optional,  for such mass events). Here are some telling comments from What’s the floor plan- — New ‘suspicious video’ emerges from Capitol siege… – CITIZEN FREE PRESS
    • First this was a setup. They could have had more than enough police presence at the Cap. This was all on Pelosi.
    • I have faced off with antifa, That is antifa, not patriots.
    • I bet John Sullivan knows who pink hat lady is and who paid their way to DC.
  3. Behaviour of major, Pentagon and governors of neighboring states. As event unfolded and got hotter and hotter,  all requests for help by Capitol police were rejected both on city level and neighboring states level. As if "powers that be" badly wanted to crowd to brake into Capitol
  4. Proven presence of agents provocateurs in the crowd (which in view of presence of radical elements in such crowd is almost redundant; but people with completely opposing views some of whom behaved like agents provocateurs were in the crowd. So far there is only some weak evidence:
    1. John Sullivan, the suspected agent provocateur filmed allegedly instigating protesters to commit crimes and committing crimes himself while inside the Capitol Building, was arrested on Thursday and hit with a federal charge. Hi is a very suspicious figure, whom some commenters on UNZ views as a person with FBI ties, but nominally he was the head of some radical (possibly created by FBI) organization ("Insurgence USA"), and it is logical to assume that some of his supported were also on the ground.
      Getaclue, January 16, 2021 at 5:58 pm GMT
      No doubt Sullivan works for the FBI, he instigated it all with the other FBI Agent Provocateurs and he got arrested because he ran his mouth bragging on Local TV News the others won’t and the FBI will shield them — he has been given “Get Out Of Jail Free Cards” for violence before and he is out of jail now – – others (fools) who followed him into the Capitol (which he is on tape inside urging them to “burn it down”) have NO Bail and face decades in Prison (Buffalo Horn head guy) — the FBI is nothing but a NWO KGB — they “infiltrate” or set up all the “violence” we see to use it so our Rights can be stripped away as we are now seeing and have since the 911 False Flag which they also knew about, allowed, and covered up — it is all theater to be used to destroy us for the NWO Globalist Agenda: https://national-justice.com/black-lives-matter-organizer-seen-entering-capitol-building-crowd-likely-fbi-agent-provocateur
    2. Reporter Jade Sacker who is a contractor working for CNN and NPR and who accompanied John Sullivan. She was heard gloating over the break-in in Capitol as the event that achieved her goals, and at best was indifferent to death of MAGA female supporter.
    3. Mike Dunn, leader of “Boogaloo Bois,” an anti-government, anti-Trump group whose adherents call for a revolution toppling the federal government. Who despite his actions and rhetoric was not arrested by FBI. See 'Boogaloo Boi' Leader Who Aligns with Black Lives Matter Boasted About Organizing Armed Insurrection On US Capitol
    4. According to the interview on Epoch Times, some dressed as Trump people were caught on video changing clothes after they fomented the violence and beat a hasty exit. That's a typical Antifa tactic.
  5. After Russiagate FBI is the primary suspect for organizing false flag operations against Trump. FBI is known for infiltration in such rallies as well as most radical groups, who often became just fronts for FBI organized provocations. An old joke states that in any three person terrorist cell in the USA two people are FBI informants.  Notorious Nazi Satanic Group Is An Illegal Counter Intelligence Operation Controlled By Two Career FBI Informants. See comments at the thread  Rush To Judgment On Trump- Multiple Leftists Arrested For Capitol Riot - ZeroHedge. Here is one example:

    Max21c

    Even the press is starting to notice that the pieces aren't fitting together. Rather than a picture of all wicked and crazed Trump supporters, charging the Capitol, leftist news outfit Bloomberg reported that its survey of various parties involved, including those who died or were arrested, didn't paint the desired picture. Conclusion?

    Many of those shown in news footage had no party affiliation and voted sporadically, if at all.

    It's not unusual for the FBI & CIA to recruit and use drug addicts, alcoholics, derelicts, day workers, and others on the margins of society as they are easy to hire through fronts and easy to manipulate and be used by the secret police.  It would not be the least surprising therefore that many of the agent provocateurs have suspicious background, lack stability, and come from the fringes of society as such bear the classic hallmarks of people used as dupes and cannon fodder by the intelligence agencies.

    They often make use of throw always and disposable people and people that are vulnerable and easy to take advantage of and easy to handle and dump.  These people fit the bill quite nicely as people that can be easily recruited by fronts and dupes and allow the puppet masters to keep it all at arms length. 

  6. Looks like a part of Trump entourage also betrayed Trump as any more or less experienced politician would  instantly recognized the danger that such an event can turn into a political trap for Trump. If is clear even to non-professionals that such events can and often are hijacked by security services utilizing a typical color revolutions scenario. It only takes at most a couple of dozen of agitators with less than dozen megaphones to move a crowd to act violently in such a scenario.
  7. Senseless, "in cold blood" execution of Ashli Babbitt Videos show shooting of Ashli Babbitt during Capitol siege Was this event designed to increase the temperature of the crowd (which, thanks God, did not happened);  was it a provocation ?
  8. Extremely suspicious, unexplainable behaviour of Trump which suggest iether utter stupidly (voluntarily getting into the trap that destroys his carrier as politician) or some hidden motives.  In his strange, very weak  "all over the place"/stream of consciousness speech. In which he was playing with fire and this time he was burned --  his political opponents managed to exploit his incompetence and impulsivity to their own advantage (Lessons from the Trumpistan Coup, by Thomas Dalton - The Unz Review )

    Let’s start with the “apparent reality.” By all appearances, January 6 was a day of diverse protests, all of which focused on the election certification by Congress. Authorities evidently planned for several hundred thousand people at various venues, representing related movements. The semi-official “March to Save America” was joined by marches from other organizations like Women for America First, Stop the Steal, and (we are told) a number of renegade groups like The Proud Boys. Around noon, “several thousand people” gathered at the Trump rally, which was then transformed into a mass protest action aimed directly at Congress.

    By 1:15 pm, people had started to collect around the Capitol building. Around 1:45, the first small group broke through the crowd-control fencing and were at the doors to the building. This was, coincidentally, just about the time that the legislators had convened, in both the House and Senate, to begin their 2-hour debate on the objection to the Arizona delegate count. By 2:30, Capitol police had begun to lock-down the building, and were warning congressmen and staffers to evacuate or shelter in place.

    Within five minutes, protestors were in both the Rotunda (underneath the big dome) and in Statuary Hall, to the south; both areas, incidentally, are formally public spaces. (The House chamber in the left wing, and the Senate chamber, in the right wing, are not public.)

    Later we got the damage assessment: five people dead, including the unfortunate Ms. Babbitt. A security guard died after getting hit on the head by a pipe or fire extinguisher. And three others died from “separate medical emergencies” apparently unrelated to the event. Damage in and to the building was remarkably slight, especially for an “insurrection”—some windows broken, some offices ransacked, and a few minor items stolen.

    The protest thus ended on a surprisingly calm note. As I said, most people just calmly walked away, including many of those who “breached” the Capitol. Most were gone by 5:30 or 6:00 when the building was finally secured by the late-arriving law enforcement. Police and national guardsmen experienced little to no conflict, engaged in no shoot-outs, made no mass arrests, and put out no fires. The relatively calm and peaceful description accords well with firsthand witnesses like Cat McGuire, who reported on “a polite, well-mannered crowd.” Notably, she said, “I did not see a single visible weapon the entire time,” which aligns with my initial thoughts watching the event live on television. Those who crashed the doors of the Capitol constituted “a relatively extremely small number” of people, many of whom, she conjectured, were “Antifa” types, serving as “agents provocateur” to cause trouble and give pro-Trump people, and Trump himself, a bad name.

    And yet, our fine and objective media told a different story. There was no ‘Antifa’ there at all, they said. The crowd was an enraged White mob, directly incited by Trump, and hell-bent on death and destruction. The event was, variously, a “coup,” an “insurrection,” or at minimum, “a riot.” Protesters were “right-wing extremists” and even “domestic terrorists” who were attacking “the very basis of American democracy.” Incredibly, they were also “anti-Semites” who “promoted the Holocaust.” The Times of Israel informs us that “Holocaust-denying neo-Nazis [were] among the Trump supporters who stormed US Capitol.”[1] CNN tells us that “the warning signs were clear: online posts from hate groups and right-wing provocateurs agitating for civil war, the deaths of top lawmakers and attacks on law enforcement.” We also read that “the riot” was “even more violent than it first appeared.” Indeed, “it could have been a massacre”—could have, but wasn’t. Not even close.

  9. No attempt to provide some security or organization of the rally, despite the fact that there were radical right-wing elements in the crowd; and one can expect large number of agents provocateurs infiltrated in the crowd. Looks like some participants of the rally have had their own agenda.
  10. Extremely good coordination and speed with which the witch hunt started after the event. Trump instantly without any investigation was threatened with impeachment (which Bush faction of Republicans probably fully support). Both neoliberal MSM, neoliberal politicians, and Silicon Valley moguls responded with tried and true the NKVD methods to fighting the opposition. Some think that it was given ( neoliberal are actually neo-Trotskyites if we delve into their ideology -- "Trotskyism for the rich", and as Marx quipped "history repeats..."). But people are losing this jobs for just participation in Dec 6 rally, people who never tried to get  inside the Capitol  and did not participate in "hot" event of Dec 6.  Their only guilt is that they were nuts to support Trump, who really outlived his usefulness, but this not a criminal offence.
    The crowd of protesters did not have any plans, no real organization, and no intention to overthrow the government by force; all they just wanted was to listed to their grievances about the integrity of elections.

Intelligence assessments, received before Dec 6 meeting

The national security state is called as such for one particular reason -- the key role of intelligence agencies in its functioning and, especially, protection of the state.  At least three days before the any major mass meeting relevant authorities (in this case the head of Capitol Police) get the intelligence assessment from FBI, and in case of Capitol, Secret Service as well as probably a couple of other intelligence agencies (The Department of Homeland Security is one). Pelosi probably got those assessments too. At this point FBI has pretty good picture about potential size of the crowd and its intentions. Certain number of plain cloth officers are probably assigned. Some future participants, who in view of authorities, can represent certain danger,  were already identified and researched. Fmr. Capitol Police chief sends letter explaining how Intel Community failed to respond to Jan. 6 protests - One America News

Sund, who resigned after the demonstrations, noted he had relied on assessments from the FBI, Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security when preparing for potential unrest .

He said three days prior, an internal intelligence assessment showed a number of extremist groups, including Antifa, were expected to target the Capitol Building and "could become violent."

That's when Sund detailed a timeline of his many attempts to shore up support and expedite a mass delivery of protective equipment for his officers. Although 100 riot helmets were delivered on January 4, Army Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt allegedly told Sund he "did not like the visual of the National Guard standing in a line with the Capitol in the background."

... ... ...

On Sunday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he truly appreciated Sund's letter and wished more people would come forward because the American public deserves to know what really happened on January 6.

The senator added, he's "suspicious" that Democrat leaders knew about the attack and are using the upcoming impeachment trial as a "diversion tactic."

In other words nothing is left to the chance. So if spontaneous event did happens there is strong probablity that was approve and/or facilitated byintelligence againces.

To whom provocateurs in Dec 6 crowd belong?

 All over the world, at any mass rally, there are special personalities -- provocateurs. These are employees who, according to the contolloing organization agenda, try to influence the vector of behavior of all the other unsuspecting people (patcies) who came to the meeting. The net effect can be substancial is due to the skillful manipulation of the crowd, when citizens who are in the same space are "infected" from each other with a certain emotion. This is the law of crowd behavior

So far there was no substantial research on the composition of agent provocateurs "fifth column" in Dec 6 croud.

The Capitol Police at least at the beginning let the protesters into the building

Jan 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

otschelnik 10 hours ago (Edited) otschelnik 10 hours ago (Edited)

Here's the facts. The Capitol Police at least at the beginning let the protesters into the building.

Among the MAGA demonstrators are Antifa and BLM activists.

As organization like Antifa stand no chances against the power of the national security state it is reasonable to assume that Antifa is at least partially is FBI infiltrated, sponsored, and it looks like even protected organization. Remember a very curious statement of Chris Wray about "benign" nature of Antifa  FBI Director Says Antifa Is an Ideology, Not an Organization - Political News - US News) and compare it with the treatment of ISIS which is also an ideology: 

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers Thursday that antifa is an ideology, not an organization, delivering testimony that puts him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has said he would designate it a terror group.

Hours after the hearing, Trump took to Twitter to chastise his FBI director for his statements on antifa and on Russian election interference, two themes that dominated a congressional hearing on threats to the American homeland.

Referring to antifa, the president wrote: “And I look at them as a bunch of well funded ANARCHISTS & THUGS who are protected because the Comey/Mueller inspired FBI is simply unable, or unwilling, to find their funding source, and allows them to get away..."

And some members of Antifa were noticed in the Dec 6 crowd: Antifa was present during Capitol siege and used standard operation procedures operating procedure

Post Dec 6 "Threat inflation" spiral

Threat inflation after the event is one of the typical signs of a false flag operation and, if present, that increases the plausibility of this hypothesis. Realistically, anybody who was trying to call it a coup are are trying to deceive the audience: this was "disorganized protest" -- the  crowd of protesters did not have any plans, no real organization, and no intention to overthrow the government by force; all they just wanted was that Congress listen to their  grievances about elections and appointed the commission to investigate 2020 elections.  Most of people who entered the building behave like a regular tourists. And when asked to leave they peacefully left. They did not barricade themselves in the building or put the building of fire.  At best it was a riot instigated by radical elements within the crowd (who might well be  agents provocateurs; after Russiagate we can suspect anything from FBI) and supported by artificial weakening of Capitol police force to achieve the desired end.   The decision to allow the angry crowd into the public spaces inside the building can well be made by higher ups in Capitol building security. But subsequent events morphed this event into a full sale attempt to eliminate the Trump from the political scene and suppress nationalist movement, which threatens the retrun to the neoliberal policies and neoliberal globalization (Trump was a fake leader of anti-neoliberalism and anti-globalization movement; he is more of a con-man than a nationalist and his sympathies are with Israel, not so much with the USA, and especially the USA working class; he did almost nothing for them in four years).

The spirit of exaggerations was well caught in the following post:

Just another serf, February 11, 2021 at 6:43 am

I’m overcome by a feeling of sorrow for Mr. Brimelow, who seems to be arguing for some type of redefinition applied to the narrative of this awful assault on our temple of freedom and democracy. He seems to be missing the key and indisputable facts of this domestic terrorism:

1. The Capitol is a sacred place from which all our unlimited freedoms originate
2. President Trump called for millions of white supremacists to assemble and launch a violent attack on our Capitol
3. The white supremacists attacked the building, with the intent of killing members of Congress. They were particularly focused on capturing and torturing AOC and Nancy Pelosi
4. The Capitol police were successful in driving the supremacists back and unfortunately were forced to kill one of the leaders, Ashli Babbit

This was a critical point in American history. Very much similar to our entry into World War I, II, the Holocaust, Vietnam, 9/11, the war on terror, to name just a few events.

Mr. Brimelow would be wise to cease any efforts to reinterpret historical facts, long since proven beyond any criticism.

Also anybody who claim that this is an "awful assault on our temple of freedom and democracy" simply do not know the history or try to ignore it for nefarious purposes.

Some politicians, who were not in the building during the dramatic "hot" stage (aka occupation)  now claim that they were physically threatened (in the safety of their offices in another, connected to the Capitol building). It’s like watching women feign tears when they know they’ve been caught and need to milk people’s sympathy. Catturd ™ on Twitter- -This is what a meltdown looks like when an egomaniac gets caught red-handed in a massive lie

Catturd ™

This is what a meltdown looks like when an egomaniac gets caught red-handed in a massive lie.

Jack Posobiec

BREAKING: AOC just emailed her followers to mass-report everyone who tweeted #AlexandriaOcasioSmollet today so Twitter and Facebook will take down any posts criticizing or fact-checking her

Some propose de-nazification process for Trump supporters (Brennan sound like a real victor representing the interests of the Deep State):

In fact, Brennan is far from alone in expressing such views, with multiple commentators urging the need for a religious-sounding "redemption" of sorts or the outright persecution of Trump-supporters, somewhat resembling denazification in post-WWII Germany.

John O. Brennan @JohnBrennan 18h

Anyone now seeking national redemption by claiming to no longer support Trump must acknowledge how wrong it was to ignore & enable his corrupt, dishonest, & divisive agenda. Total denunciation of a despot’s legacy is necessary to eradicate any remaining malignancy.

The calls for such measures have been greatly amplified by the recent Capitol Hill incident, which left five people including a law enforcement officer dead.

...Such calls were not taken lightly by Trump supporters, who told their opponents they were not going anywhere.

Many hit out at Brennan personally, accusing him of just holding a grudge against Trump, who booted him from his CIA position back in 2017, and now simply seeking revenge. Moreover, his spiritual-sounding musings were not quite in-line with his spy career, they argued.

What proponents of the "treat inflation" do not understand (or do not  care) is that this way they further undermine already weak legitimacy of Joe Biden administration (Biden was involved in Russiagate, which was, in essence,  a color revolution against the legitimate government; a failed coup d'état; much more dangerous and insidious then Dec 6 events due to the direct participation of FBI brass  )

Persecution of the participants who did not enter the building or fight with the police also strengthen the hypothesis that it was yet another false flag directed toward destroying the opposition to the restoration of "classic neoliberal" policies including neoliberal globalization (aka "return to normal") as well as eliminating Trump and the movement that opposes neoliberalism from conservative positions (which is distinct from Trump) from the political scène (Reichstag fire  model.) While the elimination of Trump from the political scene is just an elimination of the second rate (or worse) bankrupt and pretty old (he is 74 now and will be 78 in 2024) politician, who betrayed his voters, the attack on the movement against neoliberalism and neoliberal globalization in the USA is a pretty dangerous development. If something like the second  PATRIOT act will be adopted this is can be interpreted as a slide to the neofascism.  

 

Many people who were found inside the building were just pranksters, who used the event for photo-ops, and  who can be found in any such event. Often they do not have any real political affiliation and more often then not they have connections to the FBI to avoid convictions.  

But FBI was put to work and unlike more damaging summer riots, many people were arrested.

But the underling problem that gave birth to Trump and his movement as well to the rally on Dec 6 is the crisis of neoliberalism, and it is is impossible to solve this problem with the police state methods. When ideology collapsed (and neoliberal ideology collapsed in 2008) and the standard of living  of common people go in to "permanent sliding" mode (in the USA this is happening since 1980th. with a long Plato in 1991-2000 due to looting of the former USSR ), the neoliberal elite losses it legitimacy and this process greatly accelerated under Trump administration.

 

As this point the neoliberal elite has no other choice then tighten the screws. But much like in case of Gorbachov attempt to rain on excesses of Perestroika (and his false flag coup d'état called GCKP ) the effectiveness is not given. The events more and more remind the processes that led to the collapse of the USSR.  The fundamental problem of neoliberalism, which gave the birth of Trump movement, is that it is re-distribution of wealth up (Accumulation by dispossession, of what can be called in case of the USA "Internal colonialism") which led to signicant slide of the standard of living of the US working and lower middle class remains unsolved.

The fundamental problem of neoliberalism, which gave the birth of Trump movement,  is that it is re-distribution of wealth up (Accumulation by dispossession, of what can be called in case of the USA "Internal colonialism") which led to signicant slide of the standard of living of the US working and lower middle class remains unsolved.

See for example:

Financialization

The wave of financialization that set in the 1980s is facilitated by governmental deregulation which has made the financial system one of the main centers of redistributive activity. Stock promotions, Ponzi schemes, structured asset destruction through inflation, asset stripping through mergers and acquisitions, dispossession of assets (raiding of pension funds and their decimation by stock and corporate collapses) by credit and stock manipulations, are, according to Harvey, central features of the post-1970s capitalist financial system. That aspect relies entirely on the fact that the quantity of money in circulation and therefore demand levels and price levels are controlled by the boards of directors of privately owned banks.

Those boards of directors are also on boards of corporations and any number of other legal vehicles who are also profiting from asset price swings. At the heart of accumulation by dispossession is the private control of the quantity of money supply that can be manipulated for private gain, which includes creating unemployment or restive conditions in the population. This process is well documented in English history as far back as prior to the founding of the Bank of England and before that in the Netherlands. The process works well with or without a central bank and with or without gold backing. The details are also manipulated from time to time as needed to satisfy popular rage or apathy.[2]

Management and manipulation of crises

By creating and manipulating crises, such as by suddenly raising interest rates, poorer nations can be forced into bankruptcy, and agreeing to such deals like that of the structural adjustment programs can yield more damages to those nations. Harvey reasoned that this is authorized by parties such as the U.S. Treasury, World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

State redistributions

The neoliberal nation-state is one of the most important agents of redistributive policies. Even when privatization or commodification appear to be profitable to the lower class, in the long run it can affect the economy negatively. The state seeks redistributions through a variety of things, like changing the tax code to profit returns on investment rather than incomes and wages (of the lower classes)

And neoliberal Dems as a party of  Wall Street and tech oligarchs has no slightest intention to address it. They just want political power by any means, much like Bolsheviks in the past: 

James2 on January 06, 2021  ·  at 9:20 pm EST/EDT

What hypocrites the establishment are from both sides. The farce of the government who could not event give the people a decent stimulus cheque. I say why aren’t more people rising up – they have let themselves be divided into so many identity groups – it’s hard to keep count !!!

The establishment has been very good at dividing and conquering. They’re being very successful at avoiding the economic issues of class and get Americans fighting amount themselves over being red or blue! While they transfer more and more wealth to the already wealthy. The political establishment is corrupted to the core and is all in it for themselves and their corporate paymasters. The voter is just the means to access wealth for the politicians.

I hope more Americans wake up – both parties don’t care about you. Trump is a cipher for real discontent but like Bernie he is not clever enough or brave enough to fight the deep state. But the discontent will remain

Was it a staged event ?

This was a mass event. So it can't be completely staged. In this sense the answer is NO. But like typically happens in all color revolutions such events are very easy to hijack and turn into desirable for nefarious actors direction.  There is no doubt that the security was artificially weakened and that probably was a plan ( My thoughts on what I see as a staged coup-protest - conspiracy):

My thoughts on what I see as a staged coup/protest I've seen people posting already, wondering why the insurrectionists were allowed to break into the Capitol so easily. My wheels have been turning and here's what I got:

They were let in with almost NO resistance. I believe many cops are on the side of Trump supporters (and, undoubtedly, many of the rioters were known neo-Nazis, Proud Boys, and the like). And I have many feelings about the police in general BUT I also think most police simply follow orders, and I believe they were purposefully told to go easy on these people. Or, they were purposefully not given backup and set up to fail against the coup (FYI - Capitol Police are overseen by bi-partisan congressional committees, with two Dems and two Reps.)

The organization of this event was publicly available on multiple platforms for MONTHS. The Govt has total surveillance and tracking power over all of us per the Patriot Act. If they DIDN'T WANT the Capitol to be stormed, it would have been shockingly easy to defend (as we've seen in response to BLM protests).

NO OTHER security from DC, Virginia, or Maryland were standing by even though every top security official undoubtedly KNEW this was very likely happen. The liberal Mayor of DC allowed this happen. Steven Sund (Chief of CP) allowed it to happen.

We know from a long history of police brutality that the Govt is fully capable of shutting down anything. I'm only led to believe that certain members of Congress (Dem and Rep) had full knowledge of this and let it happen in a way that they could take advantage of and make themselves look good. And in the end, we saw many GOP members rescind their objections -- perhaps a very convenient way to distance themselves from Trump before they went down with the sinking ship. Or...something like that, still working on the "why" part.

LamonJelo · 7 hours ago

If it was a coup attempt, it was the worst one in history. The trump family incriminates themselves and then their supporters breach the capitol with no real goal or plan. The supporters get pushed out of the building and go back and forth with law enforcement before leaving. Whole of gov. condemns trump and his legacy is now ruined. Lmao

afghanistan098

It seems the Capitol Police refused help more than once,, even as the "mob descended on the building". Wonder why?

There are multiple signs that it was. Did the Capitol Police 'Let In' the Protesters:

One of the most pervasive story lines following the Capitol protest that turned violent is that the Capitol Police let in protesters.

Though some still doubt it, it’s beginning to appear that some of the protesters were, in fact, allowed onto the grounds and into the building, which explains why there were those who entered and stayed within the velvet guide ropes, taking selfies, and staying peaceful. And those who were not peaceful.

...

Democrat Congressman Jim Cooper complained to WUSA TV that Capitol Police appeared to be working with the protesters.

“Some people are worried today that some police were complicit with the protesters,” Cooper said. “It’s one thing to be friendly and to de-escalate the violence. But it’s one thing to take selfies with them (rioters) and let them go through the lines.”

Cooper said he did not see these actions by Capitol Police himself, but said he’s “never seen a crowd less afraid of the police than this one.”

“At best they were overwhelmed and did not anticipate what they had been warned of by (President) Trump, even as of this morning when he said he would join the protests at the Capitol. … At worst, they let this protest proceed unlike any other.”

If police did let them in, it’s understandable. Trump supporters have been peaceful in the country. To the extent there has been violence, the Leftist mob started it with few, if any, exceptions.

What role Antifa provocators played in the events

Antifa looks like a protected by FBI organization. Antifa members were not prosecuted and jailed for their participation in the summer riots. Which raises an interesting question about FBI role in them.  Did Antifa infiltrate pro-Trump Capitol protest- Internet spots odd clues about group that ran amok - MEAWW

One social media user tweeted, "NO, ANTIFA & BLM ARE THE "TERRORISTS!" Take a look at who were in the Congressional building...ANTIFA! Pretending to be @realDonaldTrump supporters. Very Proud of their Tattoos I must say..." Another added, "We clearly saw this type of disorder all summer & fall, when BLM & Antifa extremists wreaked havoc on cities across America, with their rioting, looting, & arson...yet, you said nothing publicly about any of that. Are you sure today’s wall-scalers weren’t Antifa? @realDonaldTrump" Adding to the above tweets another wrote, "I'm glad to know you guys are ok! Trump supporters didn't do this today. Antifa did so they could 1)remove what little spine the GOP had. 2) cause public perception to believe the lie 3) have a reason to attempt to remove Trump from your white house & finish their coup." And one tweeted, "This was all staged. Antifa infiltrated the otherwise peaceful protest. Here is proof. No Trump supporter would've taken the knee."

... ... ...

Meanwhile, POTUS supporter and televangelist Mark Burns was one among the Trump administration to claim that the protests at the Capitol were staged by Antifa. He tweeted, "This is NOT a Trump supporter...This is a staged #Antifa attack." Similarly, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, seconding one such viral tweet claiming there was "at least one bus lad of Antifa" wrote, "These are not Trump supporters."

Cue bono: was it a successful and devious attempt to swipe election fraud under the rug?

There is no question the neoliberal elite both in Dem and Repug party wants Trump go. For them Biden is strongly preferable. So efforts to neuter Trump and paralyze Trump administration in the last last were pretty natural cause of actions.  But that does not change the fact that the elimination of Trump from the political scene is good for the country. So there a silver lining in any dark cloud.

But the question of the integrity of the elections remains unresolved and this is a huge drawback of the current developments.  In case of JFK murder and 9/11 there were at least formal attempts by Congress to investigate the events. There was no such attempt so far for this event and that might have certain negative consequences:

Larchmonter445 on January 06, 2021

Kelly Loffler who just lost her Senate seat has switched away from Trump. Ran Paul, a snake in phony curly hair, darling of the limp libertarians, has abandoned Trump. And more are crawling over to Mitch and the Dems for “regular order”.

No investigation. No hard look at the criminality of the voter and election fraud. No using the Constitutional provisions that exist to rectify the wrongs. The excuse of the violence was their ticket back to the Swamp. Hypocrites is not strong enough a term. What do you call Oath Breakers who sell out their country?

PokeTheTruth on January 06, 2021 · at 9:17 pm EST/EDT January 6th, 2021 during the protest at the U.S. Capital

Here is a Rumble video from Steve Bannon’s War Room website. Many people have a negative opinion of Bannon but he speaks the truth about the electoral fraud.

https://rumble.com/vci3la-ep-637-that-fateful-night-w-fogcitymidge-cpt.-bannon-bergquam-epshteyn-east.html

tomo on January 06, 2021 · at 8:08 pm EST/EDT

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, we live in a DICTATORSHIP:

“..Dictators usually resort to force or fraud to gain despotic political power, which they maintain through the use of intimidation, terror, and the suppression of basic civil liberties. They may also employ techniques of mass propaganda in order to sustain their public support…the use of an official ideology to legitimize and maintain the regime, the use of terror and propaganda to suppress dissent and stile opposition, and the use of modern science and technology to control the economy and individual behavior…” https://www.britannica.com/topic/dictatorship

Laurent on January 06, 2021 · at 8:38 pm EST/EDT

As a French citizen all of this is a déjà vu. Gilets Jaunes tried to size the Assemblee Nationale in Paris. It did not work. The regime felt frightened and started a tremendously violent repression of the movement by both the police and the regime-controlled medias. Many protestors lost hands eyes noses. In the US the police killed the first protestor right from the start. In France the police never used real fire arms (it seems the woman who died was shot by a M4 assault rifle).

Like in France what the MSM and political elites say about the events is utterly disgusting. And like in France I do not see the people (the deplorables to quote the saker) winning.

Reality is in comparison to the state apparatus and police army etc people are powerless and can say “yes Master” immediately or get a beating and then say “yes Master” anyway. It is a bitter day for me.

Echo of Maydan or sacrificial victim

It is unclear why plain cloth Capitol police officer shot the woman. Was he acting on instructions and he was just a wacko with a gun?  The was a cold blood murder https://www.bitchute.com/video/4FDUB2DShTrU/  She was unarmed and did not pose any threat that justifies using the lethal force.  This incident is especially suspicious in view of rumors that the police actually invited protesters (and groups of pseudo-protesters) inside via back doors.

Taras 77 on January 06, 2021  ·  at 9:13 pm EST/EDT 
Not sure if mods will permit but scroll down thru comments and a few tweets show video of incident, and an interview with a young man next to her when she was shot. Also tweet with photo/video of clown with horns with antifa guy with antifa tattoo.

https://www.theburningplatform.com/2021/01/06/we-are-on-our-own/#more-231427

Graphic but ID of young woman the floor:
https://gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/061/346/832/original/f75fa78a2849068e.jpeg 

kapimo  on January 06, 2021  ·  at 9:23 pm EST/EDT 

She was a 14 year army veteran according to some:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/OrbHjB6kc9ye/ 

siljan  on January 06, 2021  ·  at 9:31 pm EST/EDT 

Yes Saker, it appears …that quite a few Antifa thugs infiltrated the legit Trump protesters…being escorted into DC by police…

Graphic videos allegedly showing woman being shot at US Capitol Building emerge online;
https://sputniknews.com/us/202101061081675879-graphic-video-of-woman-being-shot-at-us-capitol-building-emerges-online/

https://twitter.com/Lukewearechange/status/1346917705476173829 

Anonymous  on January 06, 2021  ·  at 9:27 pm EST/EDT 

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-unarmed-woman-shot-killed-capitol-police-identified-14-year-usaf-veteran-video/

kapimo  on January 06, 2021  ·  at 9:27 pm EST/EDT 

Cold blood murder https://www.bitchute.com/video/4FDUB2DShTrU/ 

GG  on January 07, 2021  ·  at 1:25 am EST/EDT 

https://twitter.com/realmajordan/status/1346996091082911745

“They killed a 14 year veteran who served 4 tours fighting your f***ing endless wars. RIP Ashli Babbit.”

https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1346938473710759936

“UPDATE – Acting Secretary of Defence confirms it was VP Mike Pence, not President Trump who authorized deployment of the National Guard.”

Yk  on January 07, 2021  ·  at 2:08 am EST/EDT 

A Veteran? Why not call a spade a spade, a mercenary met her end after robotically serving as the empire’s killing machine for long in the occupied colored peoples nations around the globe. Such poetic justice as that end came from the hands of another zombified mercenary when she felt she couldn’t tolerate what she has for long been employed to force fed to people of color who have offended her US in no way.

Time to deploy Alqaida and Alnusra to America in order to restore democracy in the US. Good riddance… 

Carmel by the Sea  on January 07, 2021  ·  at 10:42 am EST/EDT 

As per your request Saker: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/exact-moment-ashli-babbitt-was-shot-while-storming-capitol

Wishing you & your loved ones God’s blessings & protection for this 2021 year. Same wishes for your readers.

Regards.Carmel by the Sea 

Ed Paré  on January 07, 2021  ·  at 1:22 am EST/EDT

Where do you get “as she crawled through a window”? The videos clearly show her standing upright and still, several feet back from the doors to the chamber when she was shot in the neck by Capitol police on the other side of the doors. Other than being there in the thick of things, she was peacefully innocent. Don’t make her out to be something she was not. She was a married, 14 year Air Force veteran, who husband says was a huge admirer of Trump. 

The Happy Hindoo  on January 07, 2021  ·  at 1:51 am EST/EDT 

There is a one-hour long video on Infowars that shows the entire storming of the capitol and ends with the woman shot. She did indeed try to crawl through a broken window:

https://banned.video/watch?id=5ff6857e00bac0328da8e888 

Larinda  on January 07, 2021  ·  at 2:20 am EST/EDT 

A real tragedy when a precious human life is lost due to delusional trust into “the institutions”. The sheeple of the USA: it’s time for you to grow up. You are around about a quarter of a millennia. It’s about time.

Richard Braverman  on January 07, 2021  ·  at 3:00 am EST/EDT 

Apparently, she had a chest wound when she collapsed on the floor with her back to the floor
Moments earlier she had been moving forward while climbing through the broken glass of a broken door
The two closest Capitol Hill police officers were behind her
Q? shot in the chest by cops in the other corridor ?
Q? shot in the back when she was not a threat ?
Q? Staged ? 

Trump proved to be a weak politician and a coward. Trump should go

It goes without saying that if Jan 6 events were a plot to eliminate Trump from the US political scene, it was a resounding success. Trump, at least initially during 2016 election campaign, used to had right instincts. But he quickly (in just two months since inauguration) degenerated into Bush III and like was the case with Bush II,  it was a pity to watch as clearly this position was too high for him. At this point he became toxic to his country and his supporters. He should go into the sunset as a politician.  Right now he has nothing to offer to the country. 

After his rambling, incoherent speech on Dec 6, he at least should have a courage to go with the protestors to the Capitol and stand with them with his staff  and personal security providing the organization and helong to ensure the security of his followers.  The only viable political meaning of the protest was to demand the commission for the investigating the election fraud from the Congress.  The fact that he left after his speech is completely inexcusable. It is worse than a crime, it is a fatal political blunder.

Evan a  mediocre politician would understand the the same forces in intelligence agencies that launched Russiagate and Ukrainegate against  him will try to hijack rally to sabotage hearings, which are very damaging to neoliberal Dems as they were translated all over the country and Trump side has pretty strong arguments as for the presence of mass scale fraud in the elections. 

If he does not feel good to the present till the end of the rally, he should have been providing  the leadership and organization to the rally using his trusted cabinet members as organizers twho took the leadership position after he left, to prevent hijacking (which is a standard color revolutions textbooks trick)  from happening.

He also need to to stand on the stars of the Capitol himself to prevent hot head (and supposed infiltrators) from rushing to the entrance of Capitol and breaking the windows. He count not missed the fact that security was weakened for this size of this rally and that it could well be intentional.

Instead, Trump just stepped aside and let the event unfold "spontaneously". Now he will pay a huge price for his cowardness and inability to grasp the gravity of the situation.  In other words like Gorbachov before him he is mediocre weakling who in no way deserves the position he obtained.  And that was a consistent trend during his presidency:

Chris Moore says: • Website January 8, 2021 at 3:17 am GMT • 20.1 hours ago • 200 Words

Trump was too conflicted to lead a populist revolt. He was too mobbed up with wealthy Zionists and right-leaning factions of the Jewish establishment. Now they’ll quickly throw him under the bus. He’s finished, and politically homeless. Not even the Deplorables will want anything to do with him, given the fact that he betrayed them time and again.

Trump might have been a populist leader had he immediately abandoned his Jewish handlers, fully adopted the white right, the military and veterans, Christians, Constitutionalists, small business, Main Street, America First industry and working class, etc. and oriented his entire administration in their direction. But given that New York Jews were part of his family, that wasn’t going to happen.

A true populist will eventually emerge from the People, and do what Trump should have done but lacked the guts and integrity to do. And the Deep State will do all it can to strangle him in the cradle, but will fail, because like Golden Calf Hebrews from the Bible, or like Cyclops if you prefer Greek fables, it and its sycophants are sick, blind and insane now beyond any possibility for redemption, intoxicated by their own narcissism.

How long the white knight will take to emerge is hard to say, but he’s eventually coming. Count on it.

nsa says: January 8, 2021 at 7:22 am GMT • 16.0 hours ago

The filthy old swindler could have easily won re-election if he had done even one tiny thing for the vast demographic making under $34k per year (the median wage) i.e. the working poor. He could have pushed for a federally mandated $15/ hour minimum wage. He could have pushed for a universal basic subsidized medical plan instead of trying to take one away.

How about federal money for a new system of trade schools and vocational training institutes? Instead, he signed off on massive tax cuts for himself and his wealthy jew sponsors. He signed off on trillions of dollars for his wall street pals, goosing the stock market into the stratosphere.

The old coot played golf while half the nursing home population was wiped out by the wu-wu. He started a pointless trade war with China after listening to three of the dumbest jews on the planet: Munchkin, Krudlow, Koshner……jews so stupid they couldn’t figure out how to cheat rubes at a corner furniture store.

Endless demagoguery, fake religiosity, phony nationalism, counterproductive race baiting, shameless nepotism, constant lying….but then what else would you expect from a former WWE wrestling promoter?

anonymous[204] • Disclaimer says:January 8, 2021 at 2:45 pm GMT • 8.7 hours ago • 100 Words  

Trump is and was a fool. He was a New York media construction used to harm the Republicans and their base. He sealed his own fate because he lacked wisdom or experience in dealing with the such complexities as Washington DC.

He did not learn either, he was a reliable fool. He never went more a few weeks without saying or tweeting something that could harm him. It is sad to see that he was just a tool to harm his supporters. He is now destroyed and his supporters are damaged. Sad to see this because Republicans did not deserve it.

There is not any justification for Trump's behaviour other then the complete lack of political skills and courage.

ADKC | Jan 7 2021 17:34 utc | 149

This whole thing is deeply inauthentic.

I listened to Trump's speech contemporaneously and I thought that it was definitely incendiary and also considered that Trump was causing a whole lot of trouble with no actual meaningful plan. Then Trump disappears and leaves his supporters to it. That is cowardly.

I have long thought that Trumps supporters (the deplorables) are not a significant force and are just people who are being used as an Aunt Sally.

Then his supporters somehow get into Capitol Hill; it was the most soft invasion I have ever seen. And we are asked to believe that Senators were at real risk? This is just not plausible.

And then a protester gets shot and killed. Were the deplorables meant to lose their shit? They didn't; they just stood around shocked, like dummies, suddenly realising that a jolly outing had become serious.

And then Trump tells they were great and should go home.

This is all just ridiculous.

The "deplorables" were used and manipulated. Overall, they are a pathetic bunch, desperate enough to put their faith in a snake-oil salesman and now they all in the frame for treason and sedition, which carries a death sentence, because they followed Trump! Will Trump secure immunity for them before leaving office? You can be certain he won't give them a second thought. (Trump won't help Snowden or Assange either, but is much more likely to pardon Maxwell [the "she has suffered enough" groundwork has already been laid]).

We are asked to believe that not a single agency of the US Government, any part of the US bureaucracy, or any of his appointments actually really supported Trump. He could have told the American people this at any time in his term, instead he just "reluctantly" acquiesced and did what he didn't want to do. This is just completely unbelievable.

I really don't think that it is appropriate to be talking about "sitting back" and stuffing your face with "popcorn". This is almost certainly not China's revenge or the US elite tearing themselves apart, but, much more likely the introduction of a different "system" which will only benefit the elite and be very much detrimental to ordinary Americans and, possibly, the whole of the West.

Trump is now promoting the idea of campaigning for the next four years and standing in 2024 (Christ, he'll be 78). The parallels with Bernie greatly letting his supporters down in 2016, setting up "Our Rollover" to prepare to run an "insurgency" campaign in 2020 and then letting his supporters down all over again (but not after milking them for every cent he could) doesn't pass me by.

I visited America in the '90s and they were the most sincerely nicest, non-judgement, well-meaning, professional and efficient people I have ever met. In less than 30 years they have been misled, used, abused and are unrecognisable to the people they were then. Americans need to find a different way based on unity, liberty, equality and economic justice; I am not optimistic.

Summary

With all his warts, Trump was a real wrecking ball for neoliberalism in the USA. During Trump's four years:

  1. FBI was completely discredited by Russiagate,  and now is suspected to be the organizer of any false flag operation.
  2. Neoliberal MSM were completely discredited by their connections to intelligence agencies, by RussiaGate and Ukrainegate, as well as following the State Department talking points about foreign events. 
  3. Justice Department was completely discredited  as politicized and subversive entity that has nothing to do with justice and about the enforcement of neoliberalism on the population and on the any administration the tried to deviate from it.  Seth Rich case, Epstein case and Hunter Biden case were just three last nails in the coffin.  To say nothing about the statement of Barr that the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential...  So if fraud is not widespread and concentrated in key battleground states,  it is OK.
  4. Supreme Court was partially discredited by cowardly refusing to take the Texas case  which actually was an interesting legal document with pretty solid argumentation about injury.
  5. CIA was discredited  for its attempt to influence the USA internal politics (thanks to Brennan's prominent role n RussiaGate,  Pompeo 'I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole' and Gina Haspel, who as a protégé of Brennan and as London CIA resident most probably was a part of Russiagate plot) 
  6. State Department was discredited as a bunch of crazy neocons ( partially due to Pompeo activities)
  7. National Security Counsel is discredited as a wiper nest of neocons, as well as the caliber of some functionaries such as Fiona Hill,  Vindman, Ciaramella, etc. 
  8. Election system was discredited as a patchwork that allows classical method of election fraud (staffing the ballot box)  on the level of banana republics. And that this situation was institualized by both parties, which means that fraud is the element of the system and made worse by wide deployment of computer voting machines. 
  9. Courts were discredited as an institution unable to uphold the law in case of widespread mail-in fraud; with some (like in PA) facilitating it.
  10. And now Congress is discredited. Polarization reached the level and one part of the Congress views another as "fascists" and want to eliminate them. Corruption reached the level when Biden behaviour as a vice President looks like a norm, not like a deviation; and Clintons never plaid the price for their ugly machinations with Clinton Foundation. 
  11. President position was discredited -- First by  Bush II, then Trump, who was a reckless dilettante, who instantly betrayed his voters,  and was ignored and subverted by his own administration and Pentagon, and then Biden looks and behaves a lot like Konstantin Chernenko, the joke about the latter was the he assumed the position of First Secretary of CPSU without regaining consciousness.
  12. Silicon Valley giants such as Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon were discredited as stooges of the "Deep state" -- read intelligence agencies. 

At the same time the fact that Trump is gone is good. He proved to be incompetent and more a neoliberal and imperialist, than a populist.  Most of his key 2016 election promises to working people and lower middle class were broken.  He completely betrayed his electorate. He also was a toxic leader:

A 2012 Army manual describes toxic leadership as “a combination of self-centered attitudes, motivations, and behaviors ... The toxic leader operates with an inflated sense of self-worth and from acute self-interest. Toxic leaders consistently use dysfunctional behaviors to deceive, intimidate, coerce, or unfairly punish others to get what they want for themselves.”

In the last days he also proved to be a coward.  Still the Trumpism as a social movement  of lower middle class which can ne defined as "national neoliberalism" will probably live, although may be not in the original form.

All in all it would be positive development if  Trump is impeached and completely removed from the US political scene, although not on false pretexts pushed forward by neoliberal Dems.  He committed some real crimes during his Presidency. His actions in Syria (bombing the country on false pretext of false flag gas attack staged by opposition to the Assad government ) and Yemen (logistical support and supplying arms to Saudis regime ) as well as assassination of Iranian general on diplomatic mission alone probably justify the impeachment.  By Nuremberg Tribunal rules those are crimes against peace.

The fact that Biden team of classic (pro-globalization) neoliberals (aka economic imperialists) and warmongers, dreaming about the return of glory day of neoliberalism in early 1990th, with looting xUSSR republic as the major achievement, will replace him is also bad.  There probably will be only very little  improvement, especially in foreign policy area. In domestic policy Biden is hamstrung by identity politics. I would say Biden administration might be as bad for the country as Trump the second term because being classic neoliberal they did not learn the bitter lessons from their 2016 defeat "They forgot nothing and leaned nothing" as Talleyrand said on another occasion. Care and feeding of the military-industrial complex will remain the highest priority.  Imperial dream of Full Spectrum Domination will guide the foreign policy.

So, in a way, there is no light at the end of tunnel after Trump departure. At least for common people.  As Jonathan Cook put it (Trump May be on Trial, but System That Produced Him Will Be Acquitted – Consortiumnews, Feb 4, 202)

While we fixate on identities that have been crafted to divide us, while we remain immersed in the surface of politics, while we are distracted from the real battle lines, those elites prosper. Political paralysis may not harm the establishment. But it is profoundly damaging to us, the 99 percent, when our communities are being ravaged by a pandemic, when our economies are in meltdown, when the planet is on the brink of ecological collapse.

We need a functioning political system that reflects popular priorities, like Medicare For All, a dignified minimum wage and free college; that understands the urgency of the challenges posed by multiple crises; and that can marshal and channel our energies into solutions, not into endless, irresolvable confrontations based on grievances that have been cultivated to weaken us. Trump is not the enemy. That target is far too small and limited. The class he belongs to is our enemy, as is the system of privilege he has spent the past four years upholding and his successor will defend just as assiduously.

Whether Trump is ultimately convicted or not in the Senate, the system that produced him will be acquitted — by Congress, by the new president, by Wall Street, by the corporate media. It is we who will pay the price.

The fact that Dems cheated during the elections using mail-in ballots and other methods is bad. But far from being new. Trump just draw nationwide attention to this practice  Continuing deployment of voting machines (authorized by Congress) essentially facilitates old methods of rigging the elections, as they can serve as a catalyst for various old forms of voting fraud.

Blocking elections observers from observing all details is also a sign of a banana republic, where oligarchy does what it wants and ordinary people opinions do not matter.  The same is true about  the absence of 24x7  close video surveillance of each counting table, accessible to public.  But those issues are secondary. The primary issue is that the selection of nationwide candidates from  each party is even more rigged than the Presidential elections. Looks how skillfully neoliberal Dems neutralized Tulsi Gabbard, Elisabeth Warren and Sanders (Sanders actually played a role of sheep dog and enjoyed it, so this is not a completely fair comparison), and pushed semi-demented Biden across the finishing line.  If he does not remind you about Konstantin Chernenko, you probably should pay more attention to history.

The fact that neoliberals staged a false flag operation to neutralize Trump challenge of election fraud, while having a positive effect of removing Trump from the political scene,  created a dangerous precedent. Forthcoming impeachment (after Pelosi Ukrainegate fiasco)  is yet another dangerous precedent -- what we observe is a typical process of  "commodization of impeachment" so to speak. That puts Biden administration into "the king is naked"  situation ( Biden has a lot of skeletons in the closet), and boomerang can well return in 2022 and 2024.


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[Jul 19, 2021] Capitol 'Rioter' Sentenced To 8 Months, Not Accused Of Assaulting Anyone Or Damaging Property

Jul 19, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

This is no longer fight club 5 hours ago

And yet Hunter still walks free. No questions asked.

Dis-obey 5 hours ago

He paid the 10% to the big man so he was covered.

snatchpounder PREMIUM 5 hours ago

And an agent of the state executes an unarmed woman and he'll never be prosecuted for it.

Poppavein 5 hours ago

That's because we didn't burn down cities in protest.

[Jun 20, 2021] Was the "Capitol Riot" an Inside Job?

Jun 18, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Jun 17 2021 23:24 utc | 46

Was the "Capitol Riot" an Inside Job? IMO, good reasons to think so are surfacing. Putin's upped the game by saying they could easily be considered political prisoners whose constitutional and human rights are being violated. And given the FBI has orchestrated numerous terrorist attacks in order to frame innocents provides some credibility to that possibility.

And the beat goes on........

[Jun 16, 2021] FBI Operatives Likely 'Unindicted Co-Conspirators', Organizers Of Capitol Riot- Report

Comments for this article are pretty instructive about the particular strata of US population mindset right now. Reminds the mood of dissidents in the USSR.
Jun 16, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Tucker Carlson dropped several bombshells on his show Tuesday night, chief among them was from a Revolver News report that the FBI was likely involved in organizing the Jan. 6 Capitol 'insurrection,' and were similarly involved in the kidnapping plot against Michigan Governor Gretchin Whitmer .

" Why are there so many factual matters that we don't understand about that day? " asked Carlson.

" Why is the Biden administration preventing us from knowing? Why is the administration still hiding more than 10,000 hours of surveillance tape from the US capitol on January 6th? What could possibly be the reason for that - even as they call for more openness... they could release those tapes today, but they're not. Why?"

Carlson notes that Revolver News has dissected court filings surrounding the Capitol riot, suggests that unindicted co-conspirators in the case are likely to have been federal operatives.

We at Revolver News have noticed a pattern from our now months-long investigation into 1/6 -- and in particular from our meticulous study of the charging documents related to those indicted. In many cases the unindicted co-conspirators appear to be much more aggressive and egregious participants in the very so-called "conspiracy" serving as the basis for charging those indicted.

The question immediately arises as to why this is the case, and forces us to consider whether certain individuals are being protected from indictment because they were involved in 1/6 as undercover operatives or confidential informants for a federal agency.

Key segment from Tucker:

"We know that the government is hiding the identity of many law enforcement officers that were present at the Capitol on January 6th, not just the one that killed Ashli Babbitt. According to the government's own court filing, those law enforcement officers participated in the riot - sometimes in violent ways . We know that because without fail, the government has thrown the book at most people who were present at the Capitol on Jan. 6. There was a nationwide dragnet to find them - and many are still in solitary confinement tonight. But s trangely, some of the key people who participated on Jan. 6 have not been charged ."

Look at the documents , the government calls those people 'unindicted co-conspirators.' What does that mean? Well it means that in potentially every case they were FBI operatives ... in the Capitol, on January 6th."

"For example, one of those unindicted co-conspirators is someone government documents identify only as "person two." According to those documents, person two stayed in the same hotel room as a man called Thomas Caldwell - an 'insurrectionist.' A man alleged to be a member of the group "The Oathkeepers." Person two also "stormed the barricades" at the Capitol on January 6th alongside Thomas Caldwell. The government's indictments further indicate that Caldwell - who by the way is a 65-year-old man... was led to believe there would be a "quick reaction force" also participating on January 6th. That quick reaction force Caldwell was told, would be led by someone called "Person 3," who had a hotel room and an accomplice with them . But wait. Here's the interesting thing. Person 2 and person 3 were organizers of the riot . The government knows who they are, but the government has not charged them. Why is that? You know why. They were almost certainly working for the FBI. So FBI operatives were organizing the attack on the Capitol on January 6th according to government documents. And those two are not alone. In all, Revolver news reported there are "upwards of 20 unindicted co-conspirators in the Oath Keeper indictments, all playing various roles in the conspiracy, who have not been charged for virtually the exact same activities and in some cases much, much more severe activities - as those named alongside them in the indictments."

Watch:

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Revolver , meanwhile, has important questions about January 6th

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has demanded an explanation from FBI Director Christopher Wray:

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More:

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We recommend you read the entire Revolver piece, which includes the fact that at least five individuals involved int he "Whitmer Kidnapping Plot" were undercover agents and federal informants .


_Rorschach 7 hours ago

Just remember folks

a Klan meeting is always 33 FBI agents

and 2 ACTUAL white supremacists

Dragonlord 7 hours ago

No CIA? I am disappointed.

_Rorschach 7 hours ago (Edited)

Glowies are never at the meetings

theyre busy planting bombs for the false flag afterwards

Misesmissesme 6 hours ago

90% of "terrorists" would never commit acts of terror if the US Guv wasn't coercing them to commit said acts. The wrong people are in jail.

Wonder who in government started the ball rolling on 9/11 before it got away from them?

Sedaeng PREMIUM 6 hours ago

it never got away from them! They directed through and afterwards... Patriot act just 'happened' to be on standby just in case? ha!

Not Your Father's ZH 6 hours ago (Edited)

Amid this chronic Machiavellian conniving, here are creatures who know how to act right:

Goldendoodle Harley saved fawn in lake and then loved on her keeping her safe

"Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing things historians usually record; while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks of the river." ~ Will Durant, "The Story of Civilization"

"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss , the abyss also gazes into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humor in Heaven." ― Mark Twain

thomas sewell 6 hours ago

everything in the USA is bull sheet. its all polluted with mind fook.

the last 1+ year has gone beyond any psycho drama i could ever imagine.

krda 5 hours ago

Didn't Brennan issue the 9/11 hijackers' visas?

zedwork 1 hour ago

Yes, but no planes. That would have been way too risky when you can just add them into the live feed later using CGI.

Bob Lidd 1 hour ago

You mean like what happen in the 1993 WTC bombing.....??

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1993-10-28-1993301015-story.html

Misesmissesme 59 minutes ago

How there hasn't been a day of reckoning yet is beyond me.

SexyJulian 6 hours ago

And stacks of bricks.

E5 5 hours ago

The FBI does not have the right to commit a crime. They chose to run an operation they should disavow all agents involved and they know it. Arrest them.

Not Your Father's ZH 4 hours ago

Breaking: Court Documents Confirm FBI Planned & Executed Jan. 6th 'Insurrection'

vova_3.2018 3 hours ago remove link

The FBI does not have the right to commit a crime. ...

Like 9/11, the "Capitol Hill Riot", was a false-flag operation staged by the Deep-State and falsely attributed to a group the DS sought to target.

BaNNeD oN THe RuN 7 hours ago

DoD also has a domestic undercover army of 60,000... so they may have been more involved than the FBI...

https://www.newsweek.com/exclusive-inside-militarys-secret-undercover-army-1591881

There is strong evidence that Ashli Babbit's shooting was also fake...

https://www.bitchute.com/video/gb5nZYoFLuar/

DinduNuffin 6 hours ago

that video destroys the whole narrative ... EVERYTHING IS FAKE

Not Your Father's ZH 5 hours ago

The Pentagon Uses the World's Largest 'Secret Army' of 60,000 Undercover Operatives To Carry Out 'Domestic & Foreign' Operations

Feck Weed 6 hours ago

With Wray out there spreading fear about the Great White Supremacy Threat, you can bet the FBI is working overtime to make something newsworthy happen. Remember folks: 3 "militia" = 2 FBI informants + 1 patsy

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eatapeach 7 hours ago

https://mises.org/library/conspiracy-theory-history-revisited

Until the JFK murder/coup is brought to light, you can bet it's all hoax, including Trump being an 'outsider'. He's not. He did everything Israel told him to do.

GhostOLaz 3 hours ago

America's perception of the FBI comes from TV "programs", not history or reality.

Joiningupthedots 1 hour ago

"Why is the administration still hiding more than 10,000 hours of surveillance tape from the US capitol on January 6th?"

For the same reason the UK government wont release the Skripal Tapes from Salisbury, UK.......LMAO.

Its an inside job........OBVIOUSLY!

Faeriedust 2 hours ago

So. Incidents are being staged and then used as excuses for more draconian State security powers. How is this different from the behavior of known historical groups such as the SS and the KGB? How can this be interpreted except as the actions of a totalitarian State?

Sizzurp PREMIUM 6 hours ago

Scary stuff. They manufacture their own crimes to suit their political narrative and agenda. This is straight out of the Nazi playbook.

Garciathinksso 6 hours ago

this is SOP for FBI, long rich history of manufacturing crimes and low, mid and high level corruption . Prior to that the BOI was even worse.

JaxPavan 7 hours ago remove link

The chickens coming home to roost.

This was a "color revolution" by us, against us. And, it was designed to fail. Like a freakish side show.

Why? Let off political steam. Keep all the people in their respective aisle of the democan and republicrat uniparty bus. Distract political attention away from the full ****** plandemic lockdowns. Keep the rest of the world agape for a few more years thinking things will fall apart on their own, while their resources are extracted. . .

Jam 47 minutes ago

This scam getting some press now is better late than never, but not by much. Some of these media types being all surprised by this must have lived pretty sheltered lives and are lacking any street smarts. This set up was obvious since day one, this is the same bunch that won't call out these crooks for rigged elections.

Oxygen Likes Carbon 48 minutes ago

It should be painfully clear that with the level of surveillance in 2021, nobody can walk into high security governmental building, without being arrested. Let alone organize a mass demonstration then go into Capitol Building during the day, while the politicians being there, to take ... selfies.

... without some help, or coordination from some governmental services.

anti-bolshevik 7 hours ago (Edited)

Replace 'unindicted co-conspirators.' with Agent Provocateurs.

The entire chain-of-command that authorized / planned / executed / gave material support to this Operation should be indicted and prosecuted.

Reminder, Fordham Law's findings

In this course of its investigation, researchers at Fordham discovered that EVERY SINGLE ONE of the 138 terrorist incidents recorded in the USA between 2001-2012 involved FBI informants who played leading roles in planning out, supplying weapons, instructions and even recruiting Islamic terrorists to carry out terrorist acts on U.S. soil.

Enraged 56 minutes ago

With FBI Director Comey, Assistant Director McCabe, and FBI agent/covert CIA agent Strzok acting against President Trump, this should be considered treasonous, and hopefully they will be prosecuted.

The question is who authorized the latest actions on January 6 since Comey, McCabe, and Strzok were fired.

Conductor "Corn Pop" Angelo 38 minutes ago

I can think of two to start with. Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi. Both refused additional security even after being told that the latest intel suggested there was going to be a protest at the capital building on Jan 6th. The two were offered National Guard troops, in addition to Capital Police, to help out, but refused. IIRC, both the Senate and House Sgt at Arms lost their jobs over this, too

Make it three, Mayor Bowser had the same intel and did nothing

Andro1345 7 hours ago

These are old tricks by the FBI. They have been just as bad as the CIA for years.

So many instances going back so far. They plan things, set it up, help to encourage and supply sheep to do these things. If I had someone trying to encourage me to get on board something similar my first guess would be a government operative, seriously.

WeNamedTheDogIndiana 1 hour ago

I attended protests after the election, and it was obvious to be that the rallies at our state capitol were infiltrated by FBI/deep state stooges. A number of them were talking civil war, and said it too boldly in my opinion, and then many of them were carrying AKs, when that was not necessary.

The only rally that I attended that seemed uncorrupted was the first protest in DC a few weeks after the election.

taketheredpill 7 hours ago

Don't be shocked if the FBI funded some of the trips, hotels etc.

And for sure the FBI operatives "wound up" the participants...

But you won't find out for 10 years.

Alfred 7 hours ago

Not just infiltrated.

The FBI actually creates the organizations they then infiltrate.

Someone goes on a good rant here or there, can expect to be befriended by someone of like mind. Thereafter that someone undergoes radicalization and then organization via FBI sting ops. They get funding, they get resources, they get ready, they get busted.

Ha! It's all shake-n-bake, baby!

ProudZion 6 hours ago

...The proud boys was led by a FBI agent....

Mad Muppet PREMIUM 1 hour ago

They're called Agents Provacateurs and it's nothing new. The Government always initiates the violence they say they want to prevent.

Ms No PREMIUM 1 hour ago remove link

"Informants" is a very misleading title. They aren't out there ferretting info of people up to no good. It's more an infiltration and steering game and always has been.

They are basically agents without the boundaries of law. Good front guys too. They will keep them out of trouble and protect them if they can but if it gets too hot they are expendable and even easily patsied. It's all actually actually technically illegal because even when they do real informant work it's actually entrapment.

We used to be protected from these things and now you see the reason behind that. Nothing is new it just has different names and since it's always avoided by media, some of it doesn't even have proper names, at least for the public.

It's basically false flag color revolution operations.

QuiteShocking 6 hours ago (Edited) remove link

The USA's standing in the world is vastly diminished by the continue lies and mischaracterizations of what happened on Jan 6th by the democrats. The police officer died from a stroke and not from the rioters. The unarmed white woman was executed by capital police and no one was held responsible. The democrats have continued to blatantly lie and mislead on what really happened on Jan 6th for political gain...

Max21c 7 hours ago

We recommend you read the entire Revolver piece, which includes the fact that at least five individuals involved int he "Whitmer Kidnapping Plot" were undercover agents and federal informants .

People were already aware that the FBI kidnapping plot against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was an FBI thing from the start and all throughout. Just as many if not most of these things are as they involve the secret police creating the plots and then unraveling the plots they've created and managed and orchestrated all along the way.

Angular Momentum 7 hours ago

The states need to outlaw entrapment in cases like that. The FBI moles need to be punished as severely as the dupes.

junction 7 hours ago

The FBI and the CIA apparently fund the so-call White Supremacist organizations. Your tax dollars at work. Meanwhile, total silence for a decade from the FBI as Jeffrey Epstein ran a transnational white slavery operation out of his Manhattan mansion, aided by the Israeli Mossad.

Max21c 7 hours ago

The intelligence community and secret police community were well aware of what was going on with the Epstein operation. It's not just the US side either as the UK and Israelis were aware of it also.

Uncle Sugar PREMIUM 7 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Trump is better than Xiden, but

He left Chris Wray running the FIB

He didn't prosecute Comey, Brennan, anyone

He pushed the "Vax"

He spent worse than a drunken sailor

Conclusion - He's not the answer

OldNewB 6 hours ago

He should have pardoned Snowden.

otschelnik 7 hours ago

Well looks like the DOJ is bringing back the Obummer spygate team. John P. Carlin who was head of DOJ/National Security Division is now deputy AG. He let the FBI give 4 civilian contractors access to the NSA database for 702 inquiries, which Admiral Rogers stopped. Also back is Lisa Monoco who oversaw the FISA warrants for Carter Page, and now she's going to be heading up Garland's domestic terror task force.

That's all very ominous.

Farmer Tink 4 hours ago

I didn't realize that Carlin was back. He tried to defend his actions in the annual report to the FISA court but Adm. Mike Rogers, on whose watch the NSA found out what the DOJ was doing, carried the day. I also didn't realize that Lisa Monaco was the one in charge of those illegal Page warrants. It's just sickening that they are being rewarded. Thanks for the info.

glenlloyd 2 hours ago (Edited)

With such a high percentage of those 'involved' in the "insurrection" (said loosely here) and the so called Whitmer kidnapping being from FBI / CIA / other intelligence agencies AND those same people end up apparently being in leadership roles in these groups that are supposedly going to be doing the kidnapping and insurrecting, then it's really hard not to come to the conclusion that the fault was with the FBI et al.

It just seems like the FBI et al were way more involved in this than they should have been, if you're going to suggest that it was the others that are to blame. The tough pill to swallow is the claim that it was the people the FBI et al infiltrated and coerced into do these things, that are to blame.

Things really do stink with this.

newworldorder 5 hours ago

How are these actions are not "entrapment."

InfiniteIntellRules 5 hours ago

I will stop, just too many tales of FBI corruption. Last 1

From the book " The United States of Paranoia " by Jesse Walker:

Under COINTELPRO, FBI agents infiltrated political groups and spread rumors that loyal members were the real infiltrators. They tried to get targets fired from their jobs, and they tried to break up the targets' marriages. They published deliberately inflammatory literature in the names of the organizations they wanted to discredit, and they drove wedges between groups that might otherwise be allied. In Baltimore, the FBI's operatives in the Black Panther Party were instructed to denounce Students for a Democratic Society as "a cowardly, honky group" who wanted to exploit the Panthers by giving them all the violent, dangerous "dirty work." The operation was apparently successful: In August 1969, just five months after the initial instructions went out, the Baltimore FBI reported that the local Panther branch had ordered its members not to associate with SDS members or attend any SDS events.

EVERY MAJOR EVENT. EVERY SINGLE TIME.

heehaw2 6 hours ago

All happened under Trumps watch. He said he was going to lead the March to Capital building, then totally disappeared.

MrNoItAll 7 hours ago

Got to hand it to them. Those Fed guys sure know how to stage a riot to get media attention and shape public opinion. How else could they explain why all the guard troops were needed in D C. When getting them there could have been the primary goal of this staged event.

lightwork 7 hours ago

In the early 70's it seemed that a government informant/ mole was instrumental in the activities of virtually every left wing group in the country. It became common knowledge that whomever was most vocal and advocated the most activist positions was usually "that guy". It was effective since paranoia caused most groups to disintegrate.

otschelnik 8 hours ago remove link

Probably more snitches than that.

Oath Keeper Thomas Caldwell who is one of the lucky few released but still charged is a former FBI contractor who had top secret security clearance according to his lawyer.

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/538018-man-charged-in-capitol-riot-says-he-worked-for-fbi-and-holds-top

Proud Boy Enrique Tarrio who was arrested 2 days before the riot for vandalism (burning a BLM banner), had been an informer to the FBI and law inforcement in Florida, according to his lawyer.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/27/proud-boys-leader-enrique-tarrio-fbi-informant

Max21c 6 hours ago remove link

They forgot Antifa and BLM in their list of groups.

State sponsored terrorist groups favored by Liberal Elites and their secret police are generally omitted and immune.

heehaw2 6 hours ago

George Bush Senior, then head of CIA was in Dallas when JFK was assinated. Ol George announced as President the New World order

QE49er 6 hours ago

Reichstag Fire style false flag.

Ruff_Roll 6 hours ago

It makes perfect sense that FBI or government supported operatives were acting as agents provocateurs on 1/6, organizing and instigating the riot, and subsequently let off as "unindicted co-conspirators." Pelosi was probably in on it, too.

TheySayIAmOkay 7 hours ago

This is the biggest "duh" ever. Of course the government is involved. Just like they were in 9/11. Just like they were stealing the election. Just like they are in at least some of these mass shootings (the FBI was warned about the Parkland shooter multiple times). Just like they will be in the next big incident that massively strips rights from the people.

The Deep State is real. And it is the upper echelons of the FBI, DHS, CIA, ATF, etc. They are the shadow government that wags the tail. They can do whatever they want and nobody can do anything about it. Do you think if Ted Cruz or Nancy Pelosi killed someone they'd get away with it? No. They are figures. The limits of their power can be stripped with a single, stupid, scandal. How about John Brennan? I have absolutely no doubt in my mind he could. Because who will hold him accountable? Nobody in the CIA or FBI went down for not listening to the FBI agent about the 20th hijacker. Mueller got PROMOTED! He's deep state. Brennan was regional chief of the CIA in Riyadh leading up to 9/11. He got... PROMOTED! Deep state.

3-fingered_chemist 7 hours ago

The fact the Capitol had essentially zero security the day all members were present to tally the EC votes and people still think this wasn't faked?

Jim in MN 7 hours ago

Speaking as someone who actually attended the earlier 'Stop the Steal' rally in DC, I said at the time that the Jan. 6th event didn't smell right and felt like a setup. Recommended that folks stay away, expect trouble and stay frosty at that time.

Note that the FBI was/is also deeply involved in the BLM riots. AKA a criminal conspiracy to destabilize US civil order. Of course a lot of mayors and police chiefs are also involved in that criminal conspiracy.

The more you know.....

jammyjo 7 hours ago

FBI is making contact with unstable people, and do nothing but keep them on a list of "assets" to be activated when needed.

Patmos 7 hours ago

Gives new meaning to false narrative. More than just spin, they actually create the events themselves. Not quite a false flag, because nothing really happened.

Is anyone involved going to stand up and say no? Or have they all just decided to reserve themselves to being corrupt little b!tches?

Feck Weed 7 hours ago

FBI is the US domestic secret police force for the Globalist Empire. Nationalism is the enemy of the globalists...

[Jun 16, 2021] I guess the crazy conspiracy theorists were right again: FBI Operatives "highly likely" were the organizers Of Capitol Riot

FBI sponsored Arab Spring in the USA ?
Jun 16, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
WeNamedTheDogIndiana 7 hours ago

Shocked, I tell you. Shocked.

LeadPipeDreams 3 hours ago

The men on the street corners with "The End is Nigh" placards are beginning to resemble Walter Kronkite in demeanor as well as credibility.

But then again Walter was one of the CIA's finest...

Nona Yobiznes 7 hours ago

I guess the crazy conspiracy theorists were right again.

benb 3 hours ago (Edited)

Dumb Hannity used to call the FBI "The Crown Jewel of Law Enforcement,."

C Rabbit PREMIUM 7 hours ago

Why has the FBI never released the surveillance videos from the Alfred P. Murrah Buildings and the others around it from the morning of April 19, 1995. "It's still under investigation."

Why have the videos from all around the Pentagon taken on the morning of 9/11 never been released?

Why does the CIA refuse to release all of their files on the JFK assassination?

Why? Why? Why?

Muffdiver2269vIII 7 hours ago

Ahh, they are waiting for Durham to complete the reports?

wootendw PREMIUM 6 hours ago

"Congressman Matt Gaetz calls on FBI Director Christopher Wray to fully disclose the role and involvement of FBI operatives during the January 6th Capitol riot."

That would be self-incrimination.

radical-extremist 7 hours ago (Edited)

FBI will never talk because that would be revealing "classified methods and procedures".

Why of course they troll the boards looking for "extremists" to exploit. They befriend them and groom them, until they eventually enable them to commit the crime itself. Conspiracy to commit the crime isn't near as sexy as the real thing, let's put these people away for life. If there's collateral damage now and then, so be it. "Justice" comes at a cost. /s

Jim in MN 7 hours ago remove link

WELL WORTH a minute of your time.

https://www.roberthjackson.org/speech-and-writing/the-federal-prosecutor/

The Federal Prosecutor, 1940

If the prosecutor is obliged to choose his cases, it follows that he can choose his defendants. Therein is the most dangerous power of the prosecutor: that he will pick people that he thinks he should get, rather than pick cases that need to be prosecuted. With the law books filled with a great assortment of crimes, a prosecutor stands a fair chance of finding at least a technical violation of some act on the part of almost anyone. In such a case, it is not a question of discovering the commission of a crime and then looking for the man who has committed it, it is a question of picking the man and then searching the law books, or putting investigators to work, to pin some offense on him. It is in this realm-in which the prosecutor picks some person whom he dislikes or desires to embarrass, or selects some group of unpopular persons and then looks for an offense, that the greatest danger of abuse of prosecuting power lies. It is here that law enforcement becomes personal, and the real crime becomes that of being unpopular with the predominant or governing group, being attached to the wrong political views, or being personally obnoxious to or in the way of the prosecutor himself.

[Jun 07, 2021] Putin sees 'double standard' in US Capitol riot prosecutions

Jun 07, 2021 | www.bbc.com

"They weren't just a crowd of robbers and rioters," Mr Putin said of the Trump supporters who stormed Congress on 6 January and temporarily suspended a session to certify Mr Biden as the winner of last November's election. "Those people had come with political demands."

When the forum moderator at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum suggested Mr Putin's comments about the Capitol riot could see him banned from US social media platforms, the Russian leader drew applause from the audience by retorting: "I don't give a damn about being blocked somewhere."

Earlier this week, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Capitol rioters were being "persecuted" by the US government.

Some 500 suspects have been arrested for the riot, most of them charged with entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds. Many have been released pending trial, but some are being held in solitary confinement.

A member of Mr Biden's own Democratic party, Senator Elizabeth Warren, has said some of the defendants were being subjected to "cruel" treatment.

Mr Putin also rebuked the West for its criticism of Russian authorities' response to anti-Kremlin demonstrations, including jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Opposition protests across Russia earlier this year were suppressed with crackdowns. Riot police were seen beating and dragging protesters away, while thousands of people were detained.

The Russian leader told business leaders that protesters in Europe have faced an even tougher police response, with some shot in the eye by what he mockingly called "democratic rubber bullets".

It is not clear what he was referring to, but a number of French demonstrators were blinded by rubber bullets fired by police during the so-called yellow vest rallies that began in late 2018.

[May 28, 2021] New Video Reveals Capitol Police Officer Giving Protesters Permission To Enter Building

May 17, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Julie Kelly via American Greatness (emphasis ours)

A newly-obtained video shows United States Capitol Police officers speaking with several January 6 protestors including Jacob Chansley, the so-called "Q shaman"" inside the Capitol that afternoon.

One officer, identified in the video and confirmed by charging documents as Officer Keith Robishaw, appears to tell Chansely's group they won't stop them from entering the building.

" We're not against . . . you need to show us . . . no attacking, no assault, remain calm ," Robishaw warns. Chansley and another protestor instruct the crowd to act peacefully. " This has to be peaceful, " Chansley yelled. "We have the right to peacefully assemble."

Watch:

https://rumble.com/embed/veiwo5/?pub=4

The video directly contradicts what government prosecutors allege in a complaint filed January 8 against Chansley: "Robishaw and other officers calmed the protestors somewhat and directed them to leave the area from the same way they had entered. Chansley approached Officer Robishaw and screamed, among other things, that this was their house, and that they were there to take the Capitol, and to get Congressional leaders."

Chansley later is seen entering the Senate chambers with a police officer behind him; he led several protesters in prayer and sat in Vice President Mike Pence's chair . (The man in the yellow sweatshirt is William Watson, a drug dealer out on bond. He was arrested in January.)

Chansley is not charged with assaulting an officer; he faces several counts for trespassing and disorderly conduct. He has been incarcerated since January, denied bail awaiting trial. He has no criminal record.

American Greatness obtained the video from RMG News. The 44-second clip is reportedly part of a much longer video that has yet to be released.

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Meanwhile:

Who the hell was this "cop"?? Why encouraging people through? pic.twitter.com/OcXWCh33P9

"" Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) May 16, 2021

I've watched this clip 100 times and I still can't believe it pic.twitter.com/7vYfmPJoxB

"" Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) January 8, 2021

[May 28, 2021] DOJ Seizes $90K, Charges BLM Agitator John Earle Sullivan Who Stormed Capitol And Sold The Footage

The real question is who is behind this guy...
Notable quotes:
"... John Earle Sullivan of Provo, Utah, was also hit with additional criminal charges and now faces a total of eight criminal counts, including weapons charges , according to Reuters . Sullivan is one of more than 440 people charged in connection with the Jan. 6 'insurrection' in which Trump supporters who rejected the outcome of the 2020 US election stormed the Capitol with the full support of several Capitol Police officers - some of whom took selfies with the protesters. ..."
"... During one conversation with others while inside, Sullivan said, "We gotta get this [expletive] burned." At other times, he said, among other things, "it's our house [expletive]" and "we are getting this [expletive]." ..."
"... Sullivan told U.S. Capitol Police officers to stand down so that they wouldn't get hurt, according to the court filing ( pdf ). He joined the crowd trying to open doors to another part of the Capitol, telling people "Hey guys, I have a knife" and asking them to let him get to the front. He did not make it to the doors. He later tried to get the officers guarding the Speaker's Lobby to go home, telling them: "Bro, I've seen people out there get hurt." ..."
"... Following the riot Sullivan appeared on several mainstream television networks CNN and MSNBC, which paid him for the footage. ..."
May 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

US authorities have seized approximately $90,000 from a far-left BLM organizer who 'stormed the capitol' right alongside Trump supporters and sold footage he took of US Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt being shot dead by a Capitol Police Officer.

John Earle Sullivan of Provo, Utah, was also hit with additional criminal charges and now faces a total of eight criminal counts, including weapons charges , according to Reuters . Sullivan is one of more than 440 people charged in connection with the Jan. 6 'insurrection' in which Trump supporters who rejected the outcome of the 2020 US election stormed the Capitol with the full support of several Capitol Police officers - some of whom took selfies with the protesters.

After breaking into the Capitol through an open window, Sullivan was heard encouraging protesters to climb a wall to gain entrance .

During one conversation with others while inside, Sullivan said, "We gotta get this [expletive] burned." At other times, he said, among other things, "it's our house [expletive]" and "we are getting this [expletive]."

h/t @Cernovich

Sullivan told U.S. Capitol Police officers to stand down so that they wouldn't get hurt, according to the court filing ( pdf ). He joined the crowd trying to open doors to another part of the Capitol, telling people "Hey guys, I have a knife" and asking them to let him get to the front. He did not make it to the doors. He later tried to get the officers guarding the Speaker's Lobby to go home, telling them: "Bro, I've seen people out there get hurt."

Following the riot Sullivan appeared on several mainstream television networks CNN and MSNBC, which paid him for the footage.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y7PXvchh2WQ

[Mar 03, 2021] Trump's Last Stand by Israel Shamir

Trump proved to be a politic weakling. He got what he deserved.
Mar 03, 2021 | www.unz.com

President Trump was decisively beaten, if not fair and square. The hopes of millions of American voters were squashed and extinguished. The saga of the Orange Man is over. The victors used a gambit: they sacrificed the sanctity and security of the Capitol, allowed intruders in, permitted them to take selfies in the Speaker's office, and then faked horror and outrage. The attempted calls for electoral transparency were deflated in real time as huge crowds were dispersed, electors were confirmed, and the ascendancy of Biden was assured, while Trump followers were branded 'domestic terrorists'.

Donald Trump denounced the people whom he personally called to protest. His close political allies withdrew their support. Within hours, or even minutes, this ruler of the world admired by millions became a non-person. Like a boy who posted an obscenity, he was banned by Twitter and Facebook. Time will tell whether he will go to prison, as so many Dems pray for, but his political life seems to have ended, even if his cause may live.

[Feb 24, 2021] Ralph Nader poses tough questions for Pelosi about her complete bungling of the Impeachment Trial--twice!

Feb 24, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Feb 21 2021 21:46 utc | 60

Ralph Nader poses tough questions for Pelosi about her complete bungling of the Impeachment Trial--twice! The message IMO is there's to be no law enforcement when it comes to High Crimes committed by the POTUS, for much of what Trump's guilty of Obama and Biden are as well--and in several cases far worse since they committed thousands of Capital Crimes.

[Feb 24, 2021] If the 'show trial' showed anything, it demonstrated again the hold that Trump has over the party base. The trial might well have consolidated that hold if anything

Feb 24, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bemildred , Feb 22 2021 17:15 utc | 123

Alistair Crooke explains the Great Reset:

"Yes, the Republican Party may be entering a period of contention or civil war, but if the 'show trial' showed anything, it demonstrated again the hold that Trump has over the party base. The trial might well have consolidated that hold if anything – even if some old-style conservatives depart a metamorphosised GOP, in search of a more peaceful and civil anchorage. McConnell's conservative contingent seems, in retrospect, to emerge as the ephemeral element, rather than a key pivot around which a new GOP might form.

Yet Biden, in many ways, is in the politically weaker position. His party is less than homogenous – it is a more conflicted bunch. Many of its components simply detest each other. The Clinton-Obama neoliberal wing is fixated in its belief that they, and the U.S., have been on the global side-lines for far too long – and are agog to jump back in. They are escalating in Afghanistan, in Syria, and preparing a new push in Ukraine. Trump's troop withdrawals have been all reversed (even for Germany) – and numbers deployed rather, have been augmented.

In spite of their heady eagerness to lead the world, they are likely to find themselves banging heads with a changed world. Iran, Russia – even the EU – are not showing regard to the Biden bugle call: 'America is back'."

The 'Transition' of the Élites

[Feb 21, 2021] One thing is crystal clear: Unconstitutional, illegal changes to voting laws generated millions of irregular ballots -- a hundred times greater than the margin between the candidates, in some swing states. If the balloting is illegal, there is no way the count can be correct.

Feb 21, 2021 | www.unz.com

Knockwood , says: February 16, 2021 at 4:19 am GMT • 4.0 days ago

http://thesaker.is/usa-sitrep-presidents-day-in-a-divided-nation/

Presidents' Day in a Divided Nation

February 15th is Presidents' Day.

America has two Presidents on this day, besides Washington and Lincoln.
One half of the country believes Trump rightfully won.

Yet the events of Jan. 6th still hang like a cloud over Washington.
Critics fault his claims of a stolen election for provoking the protests.

But what if the Democrats really did steal the election? Wouldn't the fault be theirs?
And how can we know whether they really stole it?
Claims of "Massive fraud" on one side vs. "No sign of fraud" on the other -- who is right?

One thing is crystal clear: Unconstitutional, illegal changes to voting laws generated millions of irregular ballots -- a hundred times greater than the margin between the candidates, in some swing states. If the balloting is illegal, there is no way the count can be correct.

An unconstitutional vote can only produce an unconstitutional result. Everything that followed -- the certification of the popular vote, the electoral college vote, and the inauguration -- none of these steps had any legal foundation.
Bad data makes bad decisions. Since Nov. 3, our machinery of government has been spinning off course on erroneous, unlawful inputs.

The only solution in such cases is to correct the error.
Until runoff elections are held in conformity with the law, we will still have two Presidents.
Only one of them can be the rightful one.

[Feb 21, 2021] The optics for the establishment of the capital incursion were so horrible I find it hard to believe it was planned. It was used after it occured

Feb 21, 2021 | www.unz.com

Alfred Muscatia , says: February 15, 2021 at 5:44 pm GMT • 4.5 days ago

@dimples

The optics for the establishment of the Capitol incursion were so horrible I find it hard to believe it was planned. The photoshop of bed guy that the FBI presented as criminal evidence doubled down on the humiliation. Honk honk! They can't keep this together for long I don't think.

[Feb 21, 2021] The invasion of the Capitol building was clearly a setup. The Capitol police made no attempt to keep crowds out of the building like they are actually employed to do.

Feb 21, 2021 | www.unz.com

Wally , says: February 17, 2021 at 7:19 pm GMT • 2.4 days ago

@dimples on the Capitol "insurrection":

The False and Exaggerated Claims Still Being Spread About the Capitol Riot , by Glenn Greenwald: https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-false-and-exaggerated-claims

also:
Capitol "Insurrection" Hoax / How Our Lying Press Would Have Spun Jan 6 Protest If Trump Were A Democrat : https://www.unz.com/article/capitol-insurrection-hoax-how-our-lying-press-would-have-spun-jan-6-protest-if-trump-were-a-democrat/

dimples , says: February 15, 2021 at 9:04 am GMT • 4.8 days ago
@AReply that the Japanese Navy was heading towards Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Well played, Party* gerontocracy and affiliated corporate elites! That's two wildly successful covert operations in as many months, the other being the fake election.

3. The massive beat-up of confected hysteria by the media, turning a mildly raucous event into an 'insurrection' complete with police state witch-hunt of the mainly bumbling dupes who participated, culminating in yet another show trial of the leftists preferred scapegoat/scumbag , is to anybody with half a brain, symptomatic of the massively diseased and terminally cancerous state of the modern JSA.

*there are no Parties any longer, just the Party.

thotmonger , says: February 15, 2021 at 9:50 am GMT • 4.8 days ago
@AReply

What crime? The no-warning shot, cowardly point blank murder of Ashli Babbit? The treasonous mass censorship/public hanging of the First Amendment? Other than those two atrocities, all I saw was a Tea Party. And it was beautiful.

p.s. The broad wisdom of Gen. Petrov (RIP) is worth some study. for example:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/6ZlyGb_Nbhw?feature=oembed

GMC , says: February 15, 2021 at 11:28 am GMT • 4.7 days ago

The problem, is that Trump is dirty , has a whole lot of dirty baggage and everyone knows that Washington's middle name is blackmail or assassin. If he were to ever succeed as a reformer, he'd have to be ready to commit political and business suicide for the cause – and he 's not the type. More than 1/2 of America, wanted what he was selling – but that just turned out to be campaign BS. America is toast unless something really big happens at the peasant level . What a shame.

Walter , says: February 15, 2021 at 1:39 pm GMT • 4.7 days ago

Despite the naming of the process as "election", the actual function of the process is the creation of consent, the belief that so and so is legitimate in custom and law.

Seen objectively, the recent "election" failed. There is no consent. That does not mean that Mr 10% and his gang or cohort will now go home. It means that they will now use force. That will work, for a while.

In the longer term, however, regions will invite in the Chinese and Russians, as they have thousands of tons of gold, functioning industries, and massive resources, and they will pay the army.

It's collapse. After a time it happens. Empires fall.

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away".

Old and Grumpy , says: February 15, 2021 at 2:32 pm GMT • 4.6 days ago

I love optimism, but I just don't do it. Biden is ruling with EO, and the Supreme Court made it almost impossible for EOs (unless they're Trumps) to go away. So despite the theater of a two party system, we are under a corporate dictatorship. Kind of a fascism, except the corporations and bankers are on top. Gotta a plan for fighting any of that? The GOP is in on it. As for the Donald, he needs to purge his movement of the Kushners to show he is serious. Since he won't do that, MAGA is toast.

For the record my suggestion is to go small and take as much independence as you can from the system. Corporations don't like confederations, which will lead them to demand fed action. The feds are run by doddering old fossils, inbred bureaucratic aristocrats, silly woke girls , and not nearly bright as advertised Zionist Jews. I think if we act like our ancient ancestors, we can work against the feds.
And can the corporations even function without using the government for cheating? I have my doubts on that. We just need to give up defending the USA , and move on to defend ourselves.

Mustapha Mond , says: February 15, 2021 at 2:47 pm GMT • 4.6 days ago
@Flying Dutchman fornia, it is expressed thus:

California's Evidence Code § 1230[3] defines "Declarations against interest" as:

"Evidence of a statement by a declarant having sufficient knowledge of the subject is not made inadmissible by the hearsay rule if the declarant is unavailable as a witness and the statement, when made, was so far contrary to the declarant's pecuniary or proprietary interest, or so far subjected him to the risk of civil or criminal liability, or so far tended to render invalid a claim by him against another, or created such a risk of making him an object of hatred, ridicule, or social disgrace in the community, that a reasonable man in his position would not have made the statement unless he believed it to be true."

Realist , says: February 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm GMT • 4.6 days ago
@Mulga Mumblebrain

There hasn't been an actual election in years. The Deep State has been in control for decades.

Neutral Observer , says: February 15, 2021 at 3:08 pm GMT • 4.6 days ago

Now Trump is more powerful than when he was in the White House.

That anybody celebrates that is nuts.

Nitwit narcissistic Donald Trump is a fatally flawed, fatally failed and totally bogus change agent. What America needs is a genuine change agent with genuine intelligence, genuine wisdom and genuine integrity. And that ain't Trump.

Even Ann Coulter, one of Trump's earliest high profile supporters sees Trump for what he really is, a selfish rank opportunist. America will be hosed as long as Trump is the front for the anti-Status Quo movement.

Realist , says: February 15, 2021 at 3:17 pm GMT • 4.6 days ago
@GomezAdddams

Trump only tapped into the anger but did nothing.

Trump did plenty he fooled you and tens of millions of other Americans into believing he was on their side.

Trump is a minion of the Deep State sham just part of the cast.

Trinity , says: February 15, 2021 at 3:23 pm GMT • 4.6 days ago

As a man who doesn't give two shits about Trump and his carpet bagging family that includes a greasy Jewish Supremacist racist like Jared Kushner and as a man who thinks "Honest Joe" is just about the sleaziest individual that I have ever laid eyes on lemme say that it is at least refreshing to see a positive article here.

Beautiful Evidence , says: February 15, 2021 at 5:22 pm GMT • 4.5 days ago

The reason I enjoy this website and alethonews.com is because at least a reasonable attempt is made to see through the MSM propaganda. It doesn't mean, however, that dots are sufficiently connected to see what is actually happening. For example, thinking that Glenn Greenwald is some beacon of truth instead of a seriously flawed controlled opposition proponent misses the point dramatically. And not just Greenwald, if you analyze any of the so-called truth tellers you'll find they won't be willing to discuss the massive mind fuck that is 9/11 or the Kennedy assassinations. Our government is a one party system is that is broken beyond all repair. Thinking that is country is winning at all is blind.

[Feb 14, 2021] 'We've opened Pandora's Box'- Graham floats idea of impeaching Kamala Harris if Republicans retake House -- RT USA News

Feb 14, 2021 | www.rt.com

US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) may have voted against impeaching Donald Trump, but he seems open to holding Vice President Kamala Harris to the same standard after the 2022 midterms.

Appearing on 'Fox News Sunday,' Graham railed against the impeachment trial in the Senate, which ultimately failed, with the 53-47 vote not enough to reach a 'guilty' ruling. He called it an "affront to the law" and "unconstitutional."

Despite its failure, however, the Trump-supporting Republican says Democrats have "opened Pandora's Box" and leaders like Harris could pay the price.

"We've opened Pandora's Box to future presidents. And if you use this model, I don't know how Kamala Harris doesn't get impeached if the Republicans take over the House," he said.

Harris was brought up multiple times during the impeachment trial for her past promotion of a bail fund for Black Lives Matter protesters that released rioters who ended up rearrested on separate criminal charges.

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Graham's apparent threat to Harris, mixed with his own disapproval of the standard used to try and convict Trump for "inciting an insurrection," have many blasting the senator for hypocrisy, with many also rushing to Harris' defense.

"Well it only works if the impeachee is a Democrat, a woman or Black (in VP Harris' case she meets all three of Jim Crow Caucus chairman @LindseyGrahamSC's criteria," MSNBC's Joy Reid tweeted in response to a user asking how impeaching Harris could be possible.

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Others even suggested Republicans taking control of Congress could mean a chance to overturn election results in 2024.

"Graham is correct about the stakes of the 2022 midterms: If Republicans take Congress, they could not only impeach Biden and/or Harris (though unlikely they'd have the votes to convict), they could potentially succeed in overturning the results of the 2024 election," former Barack Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau suggested .

Graham also revealed to Fox News that he'd spoken to Trump since the trial ended and suggested the former president will be actively involved in the Republican Party going forward.

ALSO ON RT.COM 'Traitor' spray-painted outside of home of Trump's impeachment attorney, as he says he's received 'nearly 100 death threats'

"I spoke to him last night; he was grateful to his lawyers. He appreciated the help that all of us provided. You know, he's ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party," he said, adding the former president is "excited" for the 2022 midterm elections.

Trump's influence over the Republican Party has been a hotly-debated topic, especially in light of seven Republican senators voting to impeach on Saturday, and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) seemingly turning on his past support and giving a speech on the Senate floor saying Trump was "responsible" for the January 6 riot at the US Capitol – despite voting against impeachment – and suggesting he could be pursued in criminal court.

Graham said McConnell's speech could come back to haunt Republicans.

"I think Senator McConnell's speech, he got a load off his chest, obviously, but unfortunately he put a load on the back of Republicans," he said. "That speech you will see in 2022 campaigns."


jfc46wv 6 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 04:13 PM

I don't understand the talk of retaking the house or Senate or winning the presidency in 2024. How is this supposed to happen now that the Dems have masterered the fine art of controlling the votes?
silvermoon jfc46wv 2 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 08:12 PM
Another election steal line and obvious while trying to be subtle. You don't even need any evidence. Of course non has ever been given.
Austin Rock jfc46wv 3 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 07:20 PM
No, in mid terms, two years from now you will see a swing and a lame duck president for last three years. I dont think anyonevtruthfully believes their was electoral craud on a scale to affect result. Trump lost, tough.
Blackace180 5 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 04:38 PM
The dems took their best shot and failed, but they did loose the dogs of war. What goes around comes around. Trump was right about a large number of things and the dems will find out the hard way. Taxes Gas Forever wars Open borders Free trade China virus... See more
Bob Blackace180 2 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 07:37 PM
sorry to say-the GOP is one with the Democrat party on all these issues Donald Trump was the ONLY one not playing by the SWAMP playbook.
Blackace180 6 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 04:22 PM
Impeach the former escort. I say impeach, impeach, impeach. Take her out tonight. It amazes me the hate they hurled at Trump and then they want unity and actually expect to return to normal. No, it ain't happening. Impeach.
justliloleme Blackace180 1 hour ago 14 Feb, 2021 08:53 PM
She also encouraged BLM riots that murdered >19 people according to Forbes who expects that to be a low number They also rioted, spreading covid widely She should have been arrested when she encouraged that on TV
CarolABinkley Blackace180 2 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 07:47 PM
That, too, is my concern. Why wait?

[Feb 14, 2021] Impeachment champion

Feb 14, 2021 | twitter.com

This marks the second time in twelve months that Trump has survived impeachment.

Eric Trump @EricTrump

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[Feb 14, 2021] McConnell Says Trump -Responsible For Provoking Attack After Voting To Acquit

Feb 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

In a rather stunning and head-scratchingly self-serving and hyprocritical moment, Leader McConnell spoke after the Senate acquitted former President Trump and threw him back under the bus while covering his own political ass.

...

This marks the second time in twelve months that Trump has survived impeachment.

[Feb 14, 2021] House Managers Fold -- Will Not Call Impeachment Witnesses After Pelosi Subpoena Threat

Feb 13, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Update (1300ET) : After a couple of hours of 'negotiations' during which Sen. Cruz threatened to subpoena Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Trump's lawyers said they would call "100s of witnesses", a deal has been reached that means no witnesses will be called.

House impeachment managers dropped their request to obtain testimony from Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler after senators agreed instead to enter into the record an account of her secondhand account of a phone call between Trump and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.

This agreement has averted the prospect of an avalanche of requests for testimony from both sides that would have extended the impeachment trial beyond its expected conclusion later today (and perhaps delayed any attempts at reaching a stimulus agreement).

As a reminder, Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been advising Trump's legal team, said that if the Senate agrees to the request by House impeachment managers to depose Herrera Beutler, he'll insist on "multiple witnesses"...starting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

He said she should be required "to answer the question as to whether or not there was credible evidence of pre-planned violence before President Trump spoke? Whether Speaker Pelosi, due to optics, refused requests by the Capitol Hill Police for additional resources like the National Guard?"

* * *

Just when you thought Donald Trump's second impeachment trials was over, five Republicans have joined their Democratic colleagues in a Saturday morning vote (55-45) to call witnesses - an unexpected development in this snap impeachment over Trump's alleged role inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

GOP Sens. Collins, Graham, Murkowski, Romney and Sasse were the five.

The move - which was originally opposed by several Democrats, will allow them to strengthen their case. It is unclear what kind of delay this may cause, after impeachment managers and Trump's defense team estimated it would be over on Saturday.

In response to the vote, Trump attorney Michael van der Veen answered that if witnesses are going to be called, " I'm going to need more than 100 witnesses , not just one," adding "we should close this case out today," but if that doesn't happen, "Do not handcuff me by limiting the number of witnesses I can have."

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Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren suggested that a debate on the number of witnesses should not take place, saying "I don't think there's any limit right now, and that's part of what will be debated."

As Axios notes, Trump himself is Democrats' most desired witness , however the former president has already quashed that - saying he would not comply willingly . The Senate could subpoena him, however it's unclear whether they would have enough support.

Instead, Democrats plan to call GOP Rep. Jamie Herrera Butler of Washington, who the NY Times reported on Friday said Trump 'sided with the mob' during a phone call as the attack was unfolding. Herrera Butler, who voted to impeach Trump in the House, was requested to testify by House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin.

Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, Republican of Washington, at the Capitol last week.Credit...

In a statement on Friday night, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, Republican of Washington, recounted a phone call relayed to her by Mr. McCarthy of California, the minority leader, in which Mr. Trump was said to have sided with the rioters, telling the top House Republican that members of the mob who had stormed the Capitol were "more upset about the election than you are."

She pleaded with witnesses to step forward and share what they knew about Mr. Trump's actions and statements as the attack was underway. - NY Times

" To the patriots who were standing next to the former president as these conversations were happening, or even to the former vice president: if you have something to add here, now would be the time ," said Herrera Beutler in a statement.

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According to her account, McCarthy 'frantically' called Trump on Jan. 6 and asked him to "publicly and forcefully call off the riot," and that Trump replied that it was Antifa, not his supporters, who were responsible. When McCarthy pushed back saying that wasn't true, Trump allegedly said "Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are."

Senate Democrats who initially opposed witnesses include Kristen Gillibrand of NY, who said on Thursday: "We've heard from many witnesses based on their interviews and their video presentations, so, I feel like we've heard from enough witnesses." Sen. Angus King of Maine said "I think the case has been made. I don't know what witnesses would add."

Once witnesses have testified , impeachment managers and Trump's defense team will present closing arguments - with each side allotted two hours. A full vote on whether to convict or acquit will follow.

To that end, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has told his fellow Senate GOP in an email that he will vote to acquit the former president - writing "As I have said for some time, today's vote is a vote of conscience and I know we will all treat it as such," according to Politico 's Burgess Everett.

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Foe Jaws 3 hours ago

McConnell got had by the D Rats and now he is backing out of the bargain they made to fcck over Trump.

Foe Jaws 2 hours ago

Same for Mike Pence. All he had to do was investigate the election fraud and he betrayed every single Trump voter in America. Pence can burn in hell forever.

Doom Porn Star 2 hours ago

Even IF Trump had been provided with intelligence indicating that fringe organizations were plotting a violent protest at the Capitol, doesn't the power to call in the National Guard reside with the local DC mayor Bowser who made the decision to call them up or not during the BLM protests earlier in 2020 and on the closing night of the Republican convention when Rand Paul was famously swarmed?

Why are assertions this call was suddenly Trump's call to make being entertained at all?

Shouldn't any call for National Guard support have been from the Capitol police to the office of Mayor Bowser?

Doom Porn Star 2 hours ago (Edited)

Look at what actually happened all throughout 2020.

Mayor Bowser was the person who called in the National Guard or did not.

Bowser had/has the authority and has used it or not at her discretion:

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffnt&q=Mayor+od+DC+calls+up+National+Guard&ia=web

Unknown User 1 hour ago

The first witness the defense should be the Ex-US Capitol Police Chief who already said:

"The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this", ... "I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance", ... "I still cannot fathom why in the midst of an armed insurrection, which was broadcast worldwide on television, it took the Department of Defence over three hours to approve an urgent request for National Guard support"

Doom Porn Star 1 hour ago (Edited) remove link

Exactly WHO had authority to call for the National Guard?

Exactly WHO called for the National Guard?

-Congress may not have the authority to call. -The Capitol police may not either.

-The MSM doesn't have any authority to call the National Guard, or to command troops to act or stand down.

Exactly WHO did they call and WHO did they speak to?

-There are facts behind all this hysterical rhetoric, newsroom caterwauling, and political puffery.

WHO decided when and which troops to deploy from where?

-Names, rank and serial numbers.

Was DC Mayor Bowser called and what did Mayor Bowser do?

-These questions are all painfully obvious and no one is asking...

SoDamnMad 17 minutes ago remove link

I saw a video which I saved which showed, NOT Capitol Police on the barricades of the Capitol but DC Metropolitan Police. If the Capitol Police are 2300 strong WHERE THE HELL WERE THEY?

holdbuysell 3 hours ago

Witnesses no longer mean anything. They've poisoned this well when they brushed away thousands of affidavits, signed under the penalty of perjury, citing massive election and voter fraud.

These people have destroyed any semblance of the rule of law.

GodSpeed 3 hours ago

call the BLM activist as a witness and let people see it wasn't just Trump Supporters in the Capitol.

TRUMP WON 3 hours ago

Exposed:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/neo-nazi-ukrainians-forefathers-antifa-instigated-participated-capitol-hill-riot-alongside-antifa/

Foe Jaws 3 hours ago

The FRAUD

https://peternavarro.com/the-navarro-report/

boyplunger7777 3 hours ago

This spectacle of a show trial would make Stalin proud. Now we have a moron old man with Stage 2 dementia sitting in Oval Office surrounded barbed wire/steel fencing, and 15,000 troops. Think about what America has devolved into.

GreatUncle 2 hours ago

Can't recall a senator but I think a petition to enable into state law and constitutionally approved in the state the ability to expel a senator by a vote that is instigated by 20% of the population signing a petition would be a dam good start.

Reckon it is needed and not just in SC and not just for Republicans neither but for any that break promises or expose themselves too poor judgement.

So the Democrats may win more seats does it really matter anymore?

It can also restore accountability to the electorate that a fraudulent election may steal.

Samual Vimes 3 hours ago

Dominion executive admits fixing election to ensure 'Trump ...

https://noqreport.com/2020/11/18/dominion-executive-admits-fixing-election-to-ensure-trumps-not-gonna-win/

Twitter censors Oltmann for revealing truth about Coomer, Dominion election fraud Dominion , which is tied to both Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein, appears to have in its upper ranks a diehard Trump hater who expressed a willingness to do anything possible to prevent Trump from winning reelection.

Samual Vimes 3 hours ago

The Italian Job: Explosive New Testimony on Dominion ...

https://coercioncode.com/2021/01/09/the-italian-job-explosive-new-testimony-on-dominion-election-fraud/

The news connects the dots between Eric Coomer's actions for Dominion Voting Systems in the U.S., the CIA raid in Frankfurt, Germany to protect Dominion's servers and destroy the evidence of election fraud , and now the actions at Leonardo in Italy. It even ropes in the deep state in the U.S. government.

Samual Vimes 3 hours ago remove link

Forensics report on Dominion machines in Michigan claim ...

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/12/14/forensics-report-on-dominion-machines-in-michigan-claim-intentionally-and-purposefully-designed-to-create-fraud-1005841/

"We conclude that the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results," Russell Ramsland Jr.,...

UnicornTears 2 hours ago (Edited)

Where were all the guns for this alleged 'insurgency' ? Surely in a country with half a billion guns there would have been one or two in this attempt to 'overthrow the government'? Do you ever ask yourself why you believe such obvious lies?

boyplunger7777 2 hours ago remove link

Rigged elections, rigged markets, state run media, censorship of opposing views, multi-trillion dollar fiscal deficits, central bank monetizing debt, and now a show trial that would make Stalin proud. This is America in 2021. Have a plan, things are going to fall apart very quickly from here.

WolfgangIffans101 2 hours ago

I see complicity everywhere, and at all levels. Why would it fall apart quickly from here? The USSR held together for quite a while, no?

chunga 3 hours ago

It figures a guy like Raskin is the face of this thing. I can't watch this today because yesterday I was boiling over.

nmewn 2 hours ago

"In a statement on Friday night, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, Republican of Washington, recounted a phone call relayed to her by Mr. McCarthy of California, the minority leader, in which Mr. Trump was said to have sided with the rioters, telling the top House Republican that members of the mob who had stormed the Capitol were "more upset about the election than you are."

She's going to testify to receiving second hand information, from McCarthy?

She's going to testify that McCarthy said Trump said that some Americans were "more upset about the election than you are."...meaning, McCarthy?...mmmkay, besides the Senate's complete lack of jurisdiction over "trying" a private citizen in the Legislature I guess we can add some... she-said-he-said-that-he-said ...nonsense for the 80yr old "Supreme Court Justice" Patrick Leahy to wade through, if he can stay awake ;-)

Posa 2 hours ago

Illegitimate? Yes. Five key swing states had no signature checks and validation for millions of mail-in votes. Doesn't prove fraud; then again, this doesn't prove there was no fraud. It does prove this was not a legitimate election when so many ballots were indiscriminately cast.

SWRichmond 2 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Trump "publicly and forcefully calling off the riot" would imply, of course, that he was in charge of it, would it not? Trump asked for the rally, not the riot.

I think he did the right thing by NOT doing that.

the_pencil 2 hours ago remove link

If Pelosi is called as a witness, she/they will all be toast. And they know it.
Keep digging your hole, Dems.

Baconeggs 2 hours ago

Must have been trump that ordered the cops to allow everyone into the capitol then right? Maybe we should have someone investigate that

Aquamaster 2 hours ago

And these clowns in the House, Senate, and the rest of the D.C. swamp STILL can't seem to understand why normal Americans hate them so much.

the_pencil 2 hours ago

"Hate"....is nowhere near strong enough. The whole bunch is pure filth.

cleg 2 hours ago

they have brought it all on themselves

Xena fobe 2 hours ago

They understand. They want to be hated. It means they are getting filthy rich.

Jim in MN 2 hours ago

Here, let me help....

We The People DEMAND TO SEE:

Seth Rich's laptop

Hunter Biden's laptop

Anthony Weiner's laptop

Epstein's tapes

The Soros/DNC riot conspiracy surveillance files

The bioweapon strike files

the_pencil 2 hours ago remove link

If Pelosi is called as a witness, she/they will all be toast. And they know it.
Keep digging your hole, Dems.

Baconeggs 2 hours ago

Must have been trump that ordered the cops to allow everyone into the capitol then right? Maybe we should have someone investigate that

Aquamaster 2 hours ago

And these clowns in the House, Senate, and the rest of the D.C. swamp STILL can't seem to understand why normal Americans hate them so much.

the_pencil 2 hours ago

"Hate"....is nowhere near strong enough. The whole bunch is pure filth.

cleg 2 hours ago

they have brought it all on themselves

Xena fobe 2 hours ago

They understand. They want to be hated. It means they are getting filthy rich.

Jim in MN 2 hours ago

Here, let me help....

We The People DEMAND TO SEE:

Seth Rich's laptop

Hunter Biden's laptop

Anthony Weiner's laptop

Epstein's tapes

The Soros/DNC riot conspiracy surveillance files

The bioweapon strike files

tyberious 4 hours ago remove link

Witnesses? To what?

I want hand counted votes and voter ID!
found our POTUS won CO and VA!

chiquita 4 hours ago

This opens the door to calling in Pelosi, Harris, Zuckerberg, and a whole laundry list of people who had their hands in what happened with the riots and the election fraud. It also means the impeachment hearing can go on for quite a bit longer, but now a whole lot of information will come out that might never have been shown to the American public. It's crazy because Trump will still never be convicted, but if they get out the election fraud information, people will know what happened.

Why they're doing this is to try to make it look like Trump put Pence's life in danger, which is absurd.

SoDamnMad 3 hours ago

Small but symbolic is Windam, NH found during autied hand count that the voting machines removed 300 votes from all Republican candidates. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/huge-development-hand-recount-finds-dominion-voting-machines-shorted-every-republican-windham-new-hampshire-300-votes/

SDShack 38 minutes ago

No one is going to remember the opening case the demorats presented, nor the boring opening response from Trump's team, especially his first attorney. All anyone is going to remember is how the demorats were exposed as lying hypocrites yesterday, and today how they tried undo the damage by gaming their sham to their advantage. Cheating is all they know, just like their election fraud. But all they did is actually score the biggest 'own goal' they could to lose in epic fashion, and as a result had to slink off the field humiliated once again by Trump. This is how their world ends...not with a bang...but with a whimper. I would love to see how their deranged base is reacting to this. Must be the biggest suicide watch in history.

USAllDay 32 minutes ago

I am not sure democrats are capable of being humiliated. One must grasp reality and have certain level of respect to experience the feeling.

Joe Davola 51 minutes ago (Edited)

Hey Mitch:

How's about prosecuting those who scammed the FISA court and spied on the incoming administration?

Yeah, that's what I thought.

champ2top 1 hour ago (Edited)

Nancy holds the keys. She knows who sponsored the riots this past summer, she knows who is part of the deep state, she knows where the dark money comes from, she knows who hired the agent provocateurs who led the Capitol incursion. The coup and voter fraud are now hidden away unless someone comes forth. We can only hope someone is brave enough.

Samual Vimes 1 hour ago

She is not alone in that knowledge.

champ2top 1 hour ago

Where are the witnesses? Where is Nancy? The deep state and swamp once again is successful in hiding the truth from the people. Our government is a sham government. Our media is a sham media. Neither is representative of the people.

Subsidence 2 hours ago

Meanwhile on main street.... we are losing our jobs, our culture and buried in debt. Our way of life has been deemed extremist and not compatible with the "new" America. The elites in charge see us as a throwaway and a useless group of people. We are dying out here and yet our government is more concerned about appeasing a group of coastal yuppies by placing the former president on a sham trial. They hate us! Its past sad and getting to the point of pure anger. We are at the breaking point.

hugin-o-munin 43 minutes ago

US elections need to be fully manual and with paper ballots only going forward. The way elections are stolen using electronic voting machine systems is so obvious and fraudulent that it can't be used any more. Even with all these sophisticated systems of fraud Biden couldn't win so they had to go full banana and van in loads of freshly printed fake ballots in the middle of the night and let teams rerun the tabulators many times to 'win'.

Kina 1 hour ago

  • Absolutely undoubted the USA has undergone a total coup by the Global Deep State.

America is now owned and run by a group of international oligarch from various countries, for their own ideological power purposes.

And people like Lindsay Graham are absolutely traitors to America.

Hard to witness Americans selling out their own country for some global world govt.

[Feb 14, 2021] Trump Legal Team Plays Scorching Montage Of Democrats 'Inciting' And Challenging Past Elections - ZeroHedge

Feb 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

" Insurrection is a term of art. It's defined in the law ," argued Castor. " It involves taking over a country, a shadow government, taking the TV stations over and having some plan on what you're going to do when you finally take power. Clearly this is not that ."

Update (1410ET): After spending much of the morning laying out their case for why the impeachment is a sham, former President Trump's legal team proceeded to play several montages of Democrats doing the exact same thing they've impeached Trump over - namely, calling for violence against Republicans. Interspersed throughout are clips of leftists committing violence against conservatives following the 'incitement.

Watch:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/rhJYHU3ejLc

They also played clips of Democrats objecting to election results :

https://www.youtube.com/embed/umsAhEFHFKA

As well as clips of Democrats gunning for a Trump impeachment at all costs:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/cq4GiGTZaKQ

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Watch Live:

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After Democratic impeachment managers spent the last two days dissecting videos and tweets - and in one case fabricating evidence to try and convince the world that former President Trump incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, it's now time for the defense to counter .

In what is expected to last just one day, Trump's impeachment lawyers will reportedly present a montage of prominent Democrats similarly 'inciting' their base , as BLM and Antifa extremists spent much of last year committing violent and destructive crimes throughout the country.

SeaDonkey 6 hours ago remove link

You guys keep reducing it down to democrats versus republicans. Both parties are in bed with each other. Both parties strike deals with corporations, special interest groups, lobbyists, and any other entity which provides wealth and power. Dan Crenshaw is the exact same thing as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. His job (like hers) is to attract right leaning voters which may be disenchanted with contemporary American politicians. He brings the outcasts and the exiled back to the party while reassuring them that they can trust him- since, he claims to not be 'one of them.' This country needs to hold ALL politicians accountable and clean house.

[Feb 14, 2021] WHO MURDERED ASHLI WHILE SHE WAS SURROUNDED BY TROOPS AND COPS

Feb 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

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Jim in MN 1 hour ago

WHO MURDERED ASHLI WHILE SHE WAS SURROUNDED BY TROOPS AND COPS WITH THEIR WEAPONS ALL HOLSTERED??? AND WHY???

That is the only thing they really need to answer.

hugin-o-munin 1 hour ago (Edited)

Do we have any irrefutable evidence that she really was shot and died? I'm mentioning this because there have been video reviews of what actually happened there and nothing makes sense unless it was a film op.

Everything wrong with the Capitol Shooting HOAX - Ashley Babbit

https://www.bitchute.com/video/mrlDXyYwoQaQ/

Jim in MN 1 hour ago

I had thought that the shooter was way down the hallway hiding behind a chair. Kind of understandable in a way.

But the video the Dems showed had the guy stepping in from the side and just point blank murdering her.

It is beyond anything any cops did to black folks in recent years.

Just sickening.

Jim in MN 1 hour ago

From that distance, he could have shoved her back out of the window.

Or maced her.

Or hit her with something.

But he shot her in the fcking neck.

[Feb 10, 2021] Fmr. Capitol Police chief sends letter explaining how Intel Community failed to respond to Jan. 6 protests

So, the fact is that at least three say before the event there were at least three assessment send to Capitol police.
Also it looks like Antifa is, at least partially a FBI-controlled organization, so FBI was involved not only in creating the assessment.
Feb 10, 2021 | www.oann.com

The former Capitol Police chief sent a letter to congressional leaders explaining why the Capitol Police appeared unprepared for the January 6 demonstrations. In the letter, which was addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Steven Sund said the failure to respond to violence during the demonstrations was largely due to a lack of intelligence on the type of people that would be there.

Sund, who resigned after the demonstrations, noted he had relied on assessments from the FBI, Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security when preparing for potential unrest .

He said three days prior, an internal intelligence assessment showed a number of extremist groups, including Antifa, were expected to target the Capitol Building and "could become violent."

That's when Sund detailed a timeline of his many attempts to shore up support and expedite a mass delivery of protective equipment for his officers. Although 100 riot helmets were delivered on January 4, Army Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt allegedly told Sund he "did not like the visual of the National Guard standing in a line with the Capitol in the background."

This came despite several people in the crowd "wearing radio earpieces indicating a high level of coordination" and "carrying weapons, explosives and climbing gear."

In the letter, Sund recognized that a "number of systems broke down," adding that officials who violated policies or directives need to be held accountable. He went on to say the National Guard was far too slow, noting they sent in 150 troops about five-hours after his request for their support was approved by the Capitol Police Board and called for that process to be reformed.

On Sunday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he truly appreciated Sund's letter and wished more people would come forward because the American public deserves to know what really happened on January 6.

The senator added, he's "suspicious" that Democrat leaders knew about the attack and are using the upcoming impeachment trial as a "diversion tactic."

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[Feb 06, 2021] The essence of impeachment is similar to the recall of a government offical -- it is nothing more then a forceful removal from elected office

Feb 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

The first reason is that the impeachment proceedings aren't a criminal trial, so even conviction wouldn't establish guilt the way an actual criminal court might. Contrary to what the public thinks -- with its third grade–level understanding of American politics -- and what the media is happy to imply, impeachment is strictly a political process that does nothing more than remove a person from office. The Democrats' new interpretation that impeachment can be used to bar someone from holding office in the future is a rather novel approach.


Justus_Americans 6 hours ago remove link

Gaslight 1944 Movie both timeless and timely the gaslighting of America in 2021. Projection, accusing others of what they themselves do.
https://youtu.be/sLXlAIVP46c

US Banana Republic 10 hours ago remove link

This "impeachment" is 100% a political move (10 RINOs not withstanding).

It is supported 100% by oligarchical propaganda.

It depends on mass hysteria, with no logic whatsoever.

karzai_luver 16 hours ago remove link

Keep it simple. Just go with whatever John Brennan says you can do.

Don't drone me bro.

Don't want to be branded a Domestic Terrorist or extremist.

Don't drone me bro.

[Feb 05, 2021] Maxine Waters- Trump Needs To Be Charged With Premeditated Murder - ZeroHedge

Feb 05, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Jonathan Turley,

Over the last four years, there has been a type of race by politicians and pundits who seek to outdo each other in the most sensational claims of how Donald Trump could be prosecuted or impeached on an ever-expanding list of offenses. Each claim is stated with absolute certainty despite long-standing questions or constitutional barriers. Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California has been a standout in this crowd -- calling for impeachments and prosecutions from the very beginning of Trump's term in office. She is now insisting that Trump can and should be charged with "premeditated murder" over the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th. The statement was made on MSNBC which has trafficked in such ridiculous theories without any pushback from the media or legal experts.

Waters made her statement in an interview with Joy Reid, who has had one of the most controversial records in television for her racially charged language , dubious legal arguments , and unsupported claims . Reid notably does not press Waters on her claim that Trump should be charged with premeditated murder.

Here is the interview:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/l3TfKQYuoDc

In the interview, Reid refers to the 1990s and the "insurrections in Los Angeles." It is not clear from the interview what constitutes an insurrection in the 1990s but the term "riot" seems effectively barred today in favor of "insurrection."

When Trump or his allies made outlandish and unsupported claims about the law in the past, the media piled on with coverage stating that such claims were ridiculous or unfounded. I regularly called out Trump for such claims, including his call for changing whole areas of law like defamation. However, equally unsupported claims on the left are met with little or no push back from hosts or the media.

Waters states "He absolutely should be charged with premeditated murder because of the lives that were lost for this invasion with his insurrection,. For the President of the United States to sit and watch the invasion and the insurrection and not say a word because he knew he had absolutely initiated it – and as some of them said, 'he invited us to come. We're here at the invitation of the President of the United States."

In Washington, D.C., a person is guilty of first degree murder when he or she specifically intends to kill another purposely with premeditation and deliberation, or kills while in the process of committing a felony. See Section 22-2104 . Most states require that first-degree premeditated murder be proven as a willful, deliberate, premeditated killing. That is treated as a specific intent crime with the showing of a purposive act or an act with express malice. You must generally show a specific intent to kill and premeditation is usually shown by evidence that a defendant reflected on the act or planned for the act of murder.

Waters' home state courts have dealt with this issue recently:

"Murder, whether in the first or second degree, requires malice aforethought. (§ 187.) Malice can be express or implied. It is express when there is a manifest intent to kill (§ 188, subd. (a)(1)); it is implied if someone kills with "no considerable provocation . . . or when the circumstances attending the killing show an abandoned and malignant heart" (§ 188, subd. (a)(2)). When a person directly perpetrates a killing, it is the perpetrator who must possess such malice. People v. Gentile (Riverside County Court December 2020)."

In this case, there is no evidence that Trump directly murdered anyone or sought the death of anyone. He is being accused of conspiring in the commission of such murders. That sounds more like a claim of being an aider and abetter to murder. However, even in California where charges can be based on the the natural and probable consequence of the aided and abetted crime, courts have balked at such broad interpretations. "Under the natural and probable consequences doctrine, an accomplice is guilty not only of the offense he or she directly aided or abetted (i.e., the target offense), but also of any other offense committed by the direct perpetrator that was the "natural and probable consequence" of the crime the accomplice aided and abetted (i.e., the nontarget offense)."

This distinction was again recently drawn in California:

"In Chiu, we held that the natural and probable consequences doctrine cannot support a conviction for first degree premeditated murder. (Chiu, supra, 59 Cal.4th at p. 167.) We reasoned that in the context of murder, the natural and probable consequences doctrine serves the purpose of "deterring aiders and abettors from aiding or encouraging the commission of offenses that would naturally, probably, and foreseeably result in an unlawful killing." (Id. at p. 165.) But this purpose "loses its force" when an accomplice is held culpable for first degree premeditated murder under a natural and probable consequences theory. (Id. at p. 166.) First degree premeditated murder carries significantly higher penalties than second degree murder and requires the additional mental state that the killing be "willful, deliberate, and premeditated." PEOPLE v. GENTILE Opinion of the Court by Liu, J. 12 (§ 189, subd. (a); Chiu, at p. 166.) Whether or not the direct perpetrator killed with premeditation "has no effect on the resultant harm. The victim has been killed regardless of the perpetrator's premeditative mental state." (Chiu, at p. 166.) We further concluded that subjecting an accomplice to enhanced punishment based solely on the "uniquely subjective and personal" mental state of the direct perpetrator was inconsistent with "reasonable concepts of culpability." (Chiu, supra, 59 Cal.4th at pp. 166, 165.)"

In her interview, Waters was apparently referencing reports that some of the rioters had planned in advance to storm the Capitol. On the day of the riot, many of us noted that some of the rioters clearly brought ropes and other items that indicated preparation to the attack. Those reports however cut both ways. It certainly shows that those individuals had premeditation, but it also shows that the speech itself may not have been the incitement for those individuals. Critics can fairly note that the President had engaged in reckless rhetoric for weeks. However, there is a difference between reckless and criminal speech. More importantly, if such comments are now dispositive evidence of premeditation for murder, it would allow such vicarious charges for homicide in a wide array of cases involving politicians.

While Waters has defended her long list of impeachable offenses as based on the view that "impeachment is whatever Congress says it is ," the same is not true of the criminal code.

[Feb 05, 2021] Trump May be on Trial, but System That Produced Him Will Be Acquitted Consortiumnews

Feb 05, 2021 | consortiumnews.com

I t is a fitting end to four years of Donald Trump in the White House.

On one side, Trump's endless stoking of political grievances -- and claims that November's presidential election was "stolen" from him -- spilled over into a mob storming the U.S. Capitol. They did so in the forlorn hope of disrupting the certification process of the Electoral College vote, which formally declared his opponent, Joe Biden, the winner.

On the other side, the Democratic Party instituted a second, unprecedented impeachment process in the slightly less forlorn hope of foreclosing any possibility of him running again in 2024.

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Barely concealing its alliance with the then-incoming Biden administration, Silicon Valley shut down Trump's social media megaphone. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lobbied the Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut an "unhinged" Trump out of the chain of command, in a move that was reportedly rejected out of hand by Pentagon officials because, they told The New York Times , it would amount to a "military coup."

And Biden, who boasts that he was the author the Patriot Act years before 9/11, has been touting a new "domestic terrorism" bill, as though the U.S. did not already have a plethora of ways to crack down on dissent, of both the legitimate and the illegitimate varieties.

With that as the backdrop, Washington, D.C., designated Biden's inauguration last month a "national special security event."

Authoritarian Tribes

None of this is just the latest sign that the U.S. political system has degenerated into tawdry theater. It is growing evidence that U.S. politics is devolving into a permanent confrontation between two authoritarian tribes. Both are convinced that the other side is un-American, perverting the true republic. Both are unwilling to compromise, believing they share no common ground. And ultimately both are fighting for a rotten cause.

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This is not a divide between ethical and unethical politics. This clash is now a bitter grudge match. It is civil war by other means. Not only is the chasm between these rival camps widening, but the real criminals are making off -- as they always do -- with the loot.

Each tribe has been coalescing for a while now around a center of gravity. On the Republican side that became clear with the emergence of the Tea Party and the birther movement during President Barack Obama's tenure. But it took Trump's election as president in 2016 to create a proper oppositional center of gravity on the other side.

Those in the Democratic tribe who now disdain Trump and his supporters for their desperate refusal to accept November's result overlook how they greeted Trump's victory in 2016. They struggled against the legitimacy of that outcome too, even if they did not resort to the overt violence of the mob at the Capitol.

It began with arguments that, while Trump might have won the Electoral College vote, he lost the popular vote . Four years ago, the Electoral College also faced self-serving accusations that it had disenfranchised the majority.

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The Democratic tribe took to the streets as well, in protest marches in cities across the U.S. under the banner of the Resistance, denying Trump was their president. That was understandable, given his personal behavior and the policies he advocated. But it did not end there.

Russian Conspiracies

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The disavowal of the Trump presidency quickly regressed into a dangerous narrative -- one that has never properly gone away, despite the dearth of evidence to support it. The claim was not only that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election to help Trump win, but that Trump himself had actively colluded with Russia to steal the election from his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Anything that had damaged Clinton -- including emails showing that the Democratic leadership rigged its own primaries to make sure she was the party's candidate rather than Bernie Sanders -- got sucked into that vast conspiracy theory. That included the messenger of these bad tidings: WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.

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For years, the Democratic tribe has invested its considerable energies in fruitless efforts to prove its theory, including the first bid to remove Trump through an entirely self-defeating impeachment process.

None of this could be justified politically. It was a Democrat counterpoint to Trump's MAGA slogan: "Make America Great Again". Democrats promised the much less catchy SAPD: "Save America from President Deplorable."

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Antagonistic Tango

For this tribe, Trump was an illegitimate president from the outset, one whose election to the highest office in the land revealed something unwholesome about their country they preferred to avert their gaze from because it might implicate them too. Removing Trump largely eclipsed the struggle to improve the lives of ordinary Americans.

The obsession with Trump above everything else seemingly rationalized any means -- fair or foul -- to be rid of him. Few thought about how this would look to his supporters or to those not already safely ensconced in one or other tribe.

To understand, they now need only look to the storming of the Capitol How they felt watching the building being ransacked -- a Deplorable putting his feet up contemptuously on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk -- was how Trump's tribe felt watching their president being denounced as a Russian agent and dragged through impeachment proceedings.

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This mood is not likely to dissipate. The two political tribes are locked in an antagonistic tango, mirroring each other's moves, each other's grudges, each other's sense of victimhood. Much more unites them than they would ever care to admit.

Festering Culture War

This may be the pathology, but what of the cause.

What we see here is the culmination of a festering culture war stoked by an unhealthy investment by both sides in a simple-minded and highly divisive identity politics.

Much has correctly been made of the white supremacism of the most loyal sections of Trump's tribe, and that was on show again during the invasion of the Capitol. The Confederate flag, the neo-Nazi slogans, the T-shirts extolling the Jewish supremacy of Israel are all indicators of a toxic politics of white grievance that may be less articulated but is still felt by a wider swath of Trump's supporting constituency.

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This ugly identity politics is rightly rejected by the other tribe, but is nonetheless mirrored in its equally deep commitment to identity politics. The progressive coalition of identities at the core of the Democratic Party may be more reassuring to modern sensibilities, but has served in practice to accentuate to parts of the Trump tribe the supposed threat to their white identity.

This is not to equate the justified struggle of Black Lives Matter against endemic racism, including in the police, with the reactionary forces seeking to preserve some notion of white privilege. It is to simply observe that when the political field of battle exclusively revolves around identity, then one cannot be surprised if each side continues to frame its struggle in precisely those terms.

Those who live by the identity sword are likely to die by that same sword.

The Trump tribe want their president, and the Republican Party more generally, to guarantee a white supremacism they fear is being eroded as the Democrat Party flaunts its progressive, multicultural credentials. The Democrat tribe, meanwhile, wants to challenge the old order -- and most especially reactionary institutions like local police forces -- that have been an oppressive bulwark against change.

This dynamic can lead only to permanent confrontation, bitterness and alienation.

Class Struggle

There is a way out of the dead-end culture war that pits one tribe against the other. It is to formulate an alternative, popular politics based on class struggle -- the 99 percent against the 1 percent. But neither the Republican nor the Democratic leaderships, or the respective medias that cheerlead them, has any interest in encouraging a political realignment of this sort.

The Democratic Party is not a vehicle for class struggle, after all. Like the Republican Party, it is designed to preserve the privileges of an elite. Its biggest donors, like the Republicans', are drawn from Wall Street, Silicon Valley, Big Pharma, the arms industries. The political battle in the United States is between two parties of capital united by far more than divides them.

The shadow play of U.S. politics is the enervating, antagonistic confrontation of identities described above. While ordinary Americans get stoked into a mutual tribal loathing by a corporate media that profits from this theatre of hate, the elite enjoys a free hand to pillage the planet and the commons.

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While we fixate on identities that have been crafted to divide us, while we remain immersed in the surface of politics, while we are distracted from the real battle lines, those elites prosper.

Political paralysis may not harm the establishment. But it is profoundly damaging to us, the 99 percent, when our communities are being ravaged by a pandemic, when our economies are in meltdown, when the planet is on the brink of ecological collapse.

We need a functioning political system that reflects popular priorities, like Medicare For All, a dignified minimum wage and free college; that understands the urgency of the challenges posed by multiple crises; and that can marshal and channel our energies into solutions, not into endless, irresolvable confrontations based on grievances that have been cultivated to weaken us.

Trump is not the enemy. That target is far too small and limited. The class he belongs to is our enemy, as is the system of privilege he has spent the past four years upholding and his successor will defend just as assiduously.

Whether Trump is ultimately convicted or not in the Senate, the system that produced him will be acquitted -- by Congress, by the new president, by Wall Street, by the corporate media.

It is we who will pay the price.

Jonathan Cook is a former Guardian journalist (1994-2001) and winner of the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. He is a freelance journalist based in Nazareth. If you appreciate his articles, please consider offering your financial support .

This article is from his blog Jonathan Cook.net .

The views expressed are solely those of the author and may or may not reflect those of Consortium News.

[Feb 05, 2021] New Video Surfaces of Antifa-Insurgence Leader John Sullivan Training Antifa Soldiers and Selling Riot Equipment at his Website

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Exclusive: New Video Surfaces of Antifa-Insurgence Leader John Sullivan Training Antifa Soldiers and Selling Riot Equipment at his Website

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Published February 4, 2021 at 8:10am

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This dude's father (he was adopted) is a retired general.

The embedded video shows him teaching people how to dress in black bloc. Is he behind bars? Don't make me laff. Also this AP (agent provocateur) was right next to the woman that was shot dead on Jan. 6.

Black bloc gear is right out of Germany. This guy didn't learn these tactics on his own. The scary part is that the MSM is ignoring the real history of black bloc, out of Germany, and how it migrated here to the US.

[Feb 03, 2021] The "accountability" rhetoric speaks directly to the broad base that really wants to stick events of Jan 6 to the Republicans, bipartisanship be damned

I would expect more courage from a former bartender,
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I'm filing the AOC stuff here, for reasons that will become obvious in a moment:

Here is the entire AOC Instagram on the Capitol Seizure:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/fWNWoNaImQA

It's an hour-and-a-half long, and I just don't have time to listen to it all. It would be great any readers had to time and the inclination to pick out the highlights and put them in comments (and if you do, please include time codes).

"AOC on Instagram Live: Recounting Jan. 6 attack details draws more than 160K viewers" [ Staunton News-Leader ]. "[S]he laid out the fact that people knew violence was coming on Jan. 6. Members of Congress, trying to help her, sent messages as early as the Thursday before Jan. 6 that they expected bad things to go down as the Congress moved to certify the Electoral College results of the November election."

The News-Leader is a Gannet paper in the Shenendoah Valley, but they didn't pull the story from the wires, they had a reporter write it up. The last politician I can remember who made the story like this was, well Donald Trump.

"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Opens Up About Trauma in a Moving and Powerful Instagram Live" [ Marie Claire ].

"On Monday night, in a brave and candid video on Instagram Live, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed her deep trauma following the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, and the prior traumas that had made it even more triggering. Ocasio-Cortez shared that she is a survivor of sexual assault: 'I haven't told many people in my life," she said. She began crying during her retelling of the events of Jan. 6, but fought to continue to tell her story. 'All of your traumas can, kind of, intersect and interact,' she explained. Ocasio-Cortez compared Republicans' insistence on telling her and other survivors of the Jan. 6 attack to 'get over it' to the tactics used by abusers. She added: 'The folks [false note, there] who are saying we should move on, we shouldn't have accountability, etc., are saying: 'Can you just forget about this so that we can do it again?' I'm not going to let it happen to me again and I'm not going to let it happen to our country."

I have mixed reactions to this. On the one hand the "we should just move on" attitude has done the country a lot of damage. Obama's version of this was " we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards ," and as a direct result Gina Haspel, a torturer, headed the CIA.

On the other, I would want expert testimony on whether traumas "intersect and interact," and how they do. On yet another, I'm deeply suspicious of the concept that trauma conveys authenticity, especially political authenticity. If trauma did convey authenticity, then PSTD-suffering soldiers would make the best cops. Finally, it's a category error, exactly on the order of confusing government with a household, to equate personal trauma with political violence. They may have similar roots (say, deaths of despair), and they may feel the same to the person experiencing them, but they are products of difference systems.

"AOC: Ocasio-Cortez recalls Capitol raid, calls for accountability" [ Al Jazeera ]. "US Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has described being terrified for her life during the storming of the US Capitol, doubling down on calls for Republican politicians to be held accountable.

In an emotional broadcast on Monday night, New York House member Ocasio-Cortez said she was harassed by those she identified as fans of former President Donald Trump for days before the January 6 incident and was warned by other members of Congress to be "careful" on the day of the rally."

To me, it looks like AOC -- a very, very talented politician -- is picking up the power that's lying in the street. First, the "survivor" rhetoric, like it or not -- I don't; see my comment above -- speaks directly to the bourgeois feminists of the Clintonite wing of the Democrat Party. Who else is doing that?

Second, the "accountability" rhetoric speaks directly to the broad (albeit PMC) base that really wants to stick it to the Republicans, bipartisanship be damned. Who else is doing that? (The pink pussy hat brigade will, of course, do whatever the leadership tells them to, but that's their initial, default, setting).

Third, in a party with a weak bench thirsting for non-geriatric leadership, AOC is stepping forward. Who else is doing that? Finally, speaking directly to her fan base (i.e., one assumes, voters, ultimately) on Instagram -- as, apparently, she while cooking (!) -- bypasses the press entirely.

Who else is doing that? Again, one thinks of Trump. I wonder if she does A/B testing? (There are all sorts of reasons to dislike AOC on policy -- I notices a long time ago she was saying "working class" a lot less -- but there's no denying her talents as a politician.)

freedomny , February 2, 2021 at 7:08 pm

Really sorry that AOC was scared for her life. Was gonna look it up re how many politicians have been killed by Americans in the past 100 years but .just too much energy.

We've all been traumatized.

45,000 Americans.die every year from no insurance.

This girl needs to get over herself.

The Rev Kev , February 3, 2021 at 12:01 am

"AOC on Instagram"

There is a shorter video by AOC linked in the following tweet and I will say this for her. She knows how to project an image. In the video you will see the black borders on either side, a cream background, and AOC dressed in a grayish-black top with her face being the only colour in this 1:37 min video. If these were not her decisions, then she must have a very good media advisor-

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[Feb 03, 2021] Make fire and police departments that receive federal grants have their members sign commitments not to engage in acts to overthrow the government.

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Capitol Seizure

"'Be ready to fight': FBI probe of U.S. Capitol riot finds evidence detailing coordination of an assault" [ WaPo ]. "FBI agents around the country are working to unravel the various motives, relationships, goals and actions of the hundreds of Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Some inside the bureau have described the Capitol riot investigation as their biggest case since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and a top priority of the agents' work is to determine the extent to which that violence and chaos was preplanned and coordinated." • And if so, by whom .

"'Blame Trump' defense from alleged Capitol rioters dovetails with Democrats' impeachment case" [ CNN ]. "One by one, die-hard supporters of former President Donald Trump are now blaming him for their actions that day, after being charged by federal prosecutors and facing possible jail time. A lawyer for one rioter who allegedly attacked police officers with a baseball bat said he was "inspired" by Trump's incendiary speech at a rally beforehand. The so-called QAnon shaman, whose horned bearskin headdress made him go viral, now claims he was "duped" by Trump, his lawyer said. At this point, the statements may be more of a public relations strategy than an articulated legal defense. But they dovetail with Democrats' case in favor of impeaching and convicting Trump; they agree that the former president incited the deadly insurrection that overwhelmed the Capitol on January 6."

"A 2009 warning about right-wing extremism was engulfed by politics. There are signs it's happening again." [ USA Today ]. "In April 2009, federal intelligence officials issued a prescient warning to police departments around the country. 'Right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat," experts in the Department of Homeland Security wrote. 'These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists – including lone wolves or small terrorist cells – to carry out violence.' It was one of DHS' most explicit mentions of homegrown terrorists since 9/11, one with a direct connection to the military. But the call to action was effectively buried after powerful Republican politicians and their allies in the right-wing media launched broadsides against President Barack Obama's administration and Democrats , alleging that they had disrespected the men and women in the U.S. military while attempting to surveil and silence conservatives. The blowback shifted the debate away from how to actually address the threat and into another partisan public spectacle." • Translating, the Democrats -- assuming good faith -- were weak. Yet another 2009 debacle from Obama.

"How to fix our domestic terrorist problem" [ Washington Examiner ]. "We saw five dead in the Jan. 6 attempted coup d'etat. We saw possible assassination plots against both former Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. We saw coercion designed to prevent certification of President Biden's Electoral College victory. We now see the Capitol necessarily secured behind razor wire. But we also see some Republican members of Congress trying to sneak guns onto the House floor. One has even called for violence. It is time to confront these putschists." One suggested measure: 'Make fire and police departments that receive federal grants have their members sign commitments not to engage in acts to overthrow the government.'" • Hmm.

Impeachment

"House Dems make their impeachment case in pretrial brief" [ ABC ]. "'The only honorable path at that point was for President Trump to accept the results and concede his electoral defeat. Instead, he summoned a mob to Washington, exhorted them into a frenzy, and aimed them like a loaded cannon down Pennsylvania Avenue,' the managers wrote in their brief submitted ahead of next week's trial of the former president." •

[Jan 29, 2021] Were Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Involved In Planning, Executing The Capitol Hill Siege- - CD Media

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he direct evidence is Pravy Sektor's Sergei Dybynyn at the front of the violent Capitol groups yelling "Faster! Faster!" in Russian. At first, the media started trying to paint Dybynyn as a Russian propagandist and provocateur. But, the fact Dybynyn received a medal from former Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko for his work changed that story and big media dropped it. Because of his work for Poroshenko, he is wanted for supporting terrorism in the Donbass Lugansk People's Republic.

In August 2020, we reported on the ties between Ukrainian neo-Nazis and US Antifa. The Ukrainian fascists were given asylum in the US by the Obama administration working with John Brennan in the tens of thousands from late 2016 to 2020. When the FBI caught on to the violent groups relocating to the US from Ukraine, they stopped it. Over 17,000 Ukrainian nationalists emigrated during this timeframe.

According to the WaPo article, "an unlikely nationality has come to represent a disproportionate share of the refugees who have been entering the United States in recent years: Ukrainians.

The United States last year resettled more nationals from Ukraine, a country that barely registers in the United Nations' assessments of the global refugee crisis, than it did almost any other nationality Many of the newly arrived Ukrainians have ended up here in Washington state, near Seattle "

In that article series we warned the large groups of Ukrainian nationalists came to the US for the purpose of beefing up riots against Donald Trump after they started. This Obama policy brought the worst of the worst into the US under a false asylum claim until it was finally stopped.

Sergei Dybynyn self-identifies as a Pravy Sektor (Right Sector) member in the middle photo. The blood and soil (red and black) menorah is what Jewish members wear showing off affiliation.

The connection between Ukraine's radical nationalists (fascists) and AntiFa-BLM is they began their history together. Azov battalion which I'll be focusing on is another Pravy Sektor spinoff and US aid funding goes through Pravy Sektor leader Dmitro Yarosh hands.

Time Magazine's January 7 th article seems to be a lead-in waiting for the proof of Azov's participation in the Capitol siege. The article lays it out and makes that point.

"Outside Ukraine, Azov occupies a central role in a network of extremist groups stretching from California across Europe to New Zealand, according to law enforcement officials on three continents.

"Azov has been recruiting, radicalizing, and training American citizens for years," the letter said. Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI, later confirmed in testimony to the U.S. Senate that American white supremacists are "actually traveling overseas to train."

In their letter to the State Department in 2019, U.S. lawmakers noted that "the link between Azov and acts of terror in America is clear." The Ukrainian authorities have also taken notice."

Former Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko has supported the work of Pravy Sektor and Azov since 2014 when they propelled him into power; they in turn support him. Poroshenko has worked non-stop to unseat Donald Trump since the 2016 election season.

Ukrainian MP Andrey Derkach published taped conversations between Poroshenko and then Vice President Joe Biden explicitly detailing how Poroshenko fabricated allegations about Paul Manafort in an attempt to derail the Trump campaign.

CD Media's investigation headlined "BREAKING: Ukrainian MEP Releases Further Biden Tapes JOE CONSPIRED WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENT AGAINST TRUMP ." The media claimed this was just an attempt to interfere with Joe Biden's campaign even though the proof was clear Biden was party to election interference in 2016 . From the 2016 until the impeachment vote in 2021, Poroshenko and the Democrats focused the Information Operations tools, methods, and assets the Obama-Biden administration set Ukraine up with on the Trump presidency.

What kind of opportunities requiring courage would Ukraine be looking for? The following Poroshenko tweet after the Capitol siege caught my eye for that reason.

The ICC is investigating Ukraine for atrocities committed by Azov and Pravy Sektor on his watch as president and even before any of the facts are known, he's condemning Donald Trump. Was he in on it? I started watching for a cookie to be thrown to him and didn't have to wait long for it.

On January 11 th , the US Treasury sanctioned the Ukrainians who exposed Poroshenko and Joe Biden's effort against Trump as well as Burisma ties. MP Andrey Derkach also exposed the details of the Biden-Burisma scandal at the same time. Exposing the Biden-Ukraine 2016 election interference is the same as the Russian election interference narrative in 2020.

Poroshenko did take advantage of every window of opportunity to make sure Biden made it past January 6 th .

What you are about to read raises serious questions for me. Is there such a thing as too many coincidences? When does coincidence line up to conspiracy? This is Maxim Yarosh (Макс Ярош). According to his own statements, his job in Azov is infiltration and crowd agitation. Yarosh is a Pravy Sektor member and very active in the violence in Ukraine from Maidan until now. As you can see in the photo, Poroshenko awarded him medals for his service. His reputation for thuggishness speaks for itself.

In the photo below, he is in the first row, second from the left, and on the right is former US Ambassador Geoff Pyatt. Ukrainian soldiers didn't take photos with Pyatt unless they have high enough standing with Petr Poroshenko. Poroshenko and Yarosh knew each other well going all the way back to Pyatt's tenure.

Around the January 9 th through the 11 th , Yarosh makes a point of establishing he was in Quito, Ecuador for a religious pilgrimage (his words). The timing itself raises an eyebrow and the proof he posted on Facebook are two photos showing him at the airport and this one placing him outside the Mayor San Jose Seminary showing off his neo-nazi tattoos.

Even if we know one Pravy Sektor member, Sergei Dybynyn, was videoed taking part in the Capitol siege, so far it's not newsworthy. But if Yarosh was there, then things change completely.

At the same time, according to Petr Poroshenko, he took his family (wife and children) to Ecuador. His story is they flew in under an assumed name (fake passports), rented a yacht, and toured the Galapagos Islands for a couple of weeks starting at the end of December until around January 11 th or 12 th .

The circumstantial evidence that points to the possibility Yarosh was involved in the Capitol siege, which involves Poroshenko, was reported in the news. Maxim Yarosh made a point of confronting Petr Poroshenko on the flight to Amsterdam and again after they landed.

CDMedia is being de-platformed and obviously too effective! We need your support to put more reporters in the field! Help us here!

In light of the events on the 6 th , this looks like a crude attempt at establishing an alibi for Maxim Yarosh. The following video is unedited and of poor quality. Unless you speak Russian, I'd suggest turning the volume off and concentrating on what's wrong with the video.

Petr Poroshenko was the President of Ukraine until 2019. Ex-presidents have State provided bodyguard details for life. If you google "Poroshenko bodyguard" you'll see why Poroshenko doesn't travel without bodyguards anywhere.

There were no bodyguards on the plane intervening or even visible. There were none at the airport to intervene for Poroshenko. The ex-president looks like he's playing a part.

Ukrainian Billionaires like Poroshenko that fly halfway across the world to rent a yacht for a few weeks don't fly business class on commercial airliners. Looking at the seating arrangement, he might as well have gone with economy class. His wife kneels in the aisle next to his seat to take part in the conversation. It makes you wonder if he moved to this seat just for the video.

Petr Poroshenko and his wife are the only two people not wearing COVID masks on the flight which makes them the only two people that were 100% identifiable on the video.

At the airport, for a few seconds, Poroshenko drops back a few steps talking with what might be another radical. Again, there are no presidential bodyguards to be found.

Here's the problem. Yarosh has the motive, method, time, and opportunity to have been part of the Capitol siege.

Yarosh is the right guy for the job, has the needed skill sets and mentality, and most importantly places himself with the one guy in the world that wants to make a Capitol siege event happen so he can claw back into power.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/501664300?dnt=1&app_id=122963

If anyone has facial recognition capabilities, this is a key person to look for at the Capitol.

Poroshenko's Ukrainian neo-Nazis and AntiFa

According to AntiFa, from the beginning of the group in pre-Nazi Germany, they were a socialist group fighting fascists like the Nazis. While the statement is almost true in a specific timeframe, they were never the social humanitarian heroes they pretend to be.

The leader of the political group Antifa belonged to at the time was an architect of the final solution during WWII. That's a little different than they like to present themselves.

AntiFa's history can be summarized like this -- the group started out as the military wing of the German Communist Party (KPD) . Before the rise of Hitler, they supported Stalin and Marxist socialism. Nazis were fascists. The KPD didn't like other socialist groups so they were labeled fascist too.

The KPD's armed group was AntiFa and they fought in the streets against every group the KPD labeled fascist. The KPD decided it liked Hitler so Stalin was fascist. Then Hitler was fascist again. After this they merged with the SA, better known as the Brownshirts and Stalin was fascist again.

The Waffen SS was formed as a subgroup by the SA (Antifa) which was demanding the socialism Adolf Hitler promised them.

"The Munich-born American historian Konrad Heiden was one of the first to document this phenomenon in his 1936 book Hitler: A Biography, remarking that within the Sturmabteilung (Brownshirts, SA) ranks there were "large numbers of Communists and Social Democrats" and that "many of the storm troops were called 'beefsteaks' – brown outside and red within." The switching of political parties was at times so common that SA men would jest that "[i]n our storm troop there are three Nazis, but we shall soon have spewed them out." Wikipedia

Hitler didn't like the political power the leader of the SA , Ernst Rohm was gaining or the AntiFa SA elements who were looting, robbing, and raping and demanding socialism while he was trying to consolidate power. He set up the Reichstag fire to deal with all the Nazi's undesirables and his competitor. The night of the long knives followed.

The Nazis prosecuted the KPD-AntiFa's top leader, Ernst Torgler. After Torgler was found innocent, he worked for Reinhard Heidrich in 1941. Hitler called Heidrich the man with the iron heart.

In 1942, they presented "The Final Solution to the Jewish Problem." Reinhard and the KPD-AntiFa leader Torgler were the architects of the Holocaust.

In 1941, Ukrainian nationalists formalized their relations in with the SA and SS Antifa groups with 3 Waffen SS Battalions.

In 1991, the last Ukrainian nationalist leader from that period (Slava Stetsko) immigrated to Ukraine and started her own political party with a militant wing. The militant wing called Trizub-Bandera is led by Dmitro Yarosh, the head of today's Pravy Sektor, Azov, and the other groups that came out of the 2014 Maidan.

German Foreign Policy notes the successors to Slava Stetsko's OUN (Ukrainian Nationalists) are Svoboda, CUN, Pravyi Sector, and UNA-UNSO.

Ultra-Nationalist UNA-UNSO also doubles as Ukraine's Antifa and has taken this mantle for a few decades.

Why would Ukraine neo-nazis help Antifa and the Democrats with the Capitol siege? In the photo they're working together in Lviv, Ukraine.

All three share the same politics. Imagine the 3 rd Reich without Hitler. Imagine.

It's not only the Ukrainian nationalists and US Antifa-BLM, but over 120+ Congressmen and Senators from both parties support the groups that made this happen and should be investigated formally.

[Jan 29, 2021] EXCLUSIVE- Independent Journalist Tayler Hansen- A Riot that Turned Deadly, What I Witnessed at the US Capitol Riot

Jan 29, 2021 | www.thegatewaypundit.com

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John Sullivan, ANTIFA organizer, and BLM Activist is seen telling Officers to "Go home." After being arrested he faced the following charges; civil disorder, disorderly conduct, and entering a restricted building without authority. Almost immediately after being detained, he was released with no bail.

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A man shifted Ashli's body after she fell from the window. Three Capitol Police Officers are seen on the stairs, none of which attempted to apply medical aide to Ashli's gunshot wound. For a brief moment I attempted to provide light so the gunshot wound could be found. When located, pressure was applied but there was nothing we could have done to save her.

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If Ashli Babbitt died in the hospital, why was she carried down the stairs, upside down, and with no pressure on her wound?

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In Conclusion

I, Tayler Hansen, in no way, shape, or form support the events that unfolded on the 6th. With that being said, it doesn't take a genius to know it's impossible for unarmed protestors to have successfully breached one of the most secure buildings on Earth, while the Vice President was inside. As time passes one thing becomes more clear, the Capitol was the perfect set up, and Trump supporters took the bait.

The Capitol siege was the biggest political power grab in modern-day history. The Left has officially shifted the spotlight, and this time they're coming for Trump supporters. We're witnessing the most intense roll out of Big Tech censorship we've ever seen. Which just so happens to be targeting President Trump, conservatives, and what's left of real journalists. Big Tech told conservatives to create their own platform if they didn't want to be censored, so they did. In response, Apple and Google removed that platform Parler, an app founded on free speech. Mainstream media is attempting to silence independent and fact-based reporting, forming the ultimate monopoly on the so-called "truth". They have Americans right where they want them.

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This was ANTIFA's proudest, and most accomplished moment yet. Known ANTIFA provocateurs have been exposed for causing the initial violence and unrest at the Capitol, but it doesn't matter. Left-wing extremist groups have caused over $2B in property damage, attempted to burn down Federal Buildings, and are responsible for over 30 deaths since last May of 2020. There were never any reports of an "insurrection" or "terrorist attack" when ANTIFA attempted to occupy Federal Buildings in Portland or the historic courthouse in Nashville. Left-wing terrorists have received nothing but praise from elected officials, celebrities, and mainstream media throughout their existence.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media has labeled everyone at the US Capitol "Domestic Terrorists" even the hundreds of thousands who were there in DC to listen to President Trump and then left the area after he ended his speech. We're bearing witness to the ultimate double standard.


MasterJedi_Yoda 5 hours ago ,

"The Capitol siege was the biggest political power grab in modern-day history. "

That's a negative, Sir. The biggest political grab in modern-day history was the theft of the 2020 Presidential election from President Trump right before our very own eyes.

Spike Springer MasterJedi_Yoda 5 hours ago • edited ,

It's the modern day equivalent of the Reichstag fire which allowed Hitler to rule without restraint, and let him crush all dissent toward the State.

thegentletruth Spike Springer 4 hours ago ,

And the indirect proof?
Now D.C. must be militarized indefinitely
because of all the violence on the right.
What violence had the right committed
over the previous 12 months? Almost none.
Who was rioting nonstop for the past year?
This violence is like "racism" in the universities--
yes, there is racism--but perpetuated by whom?

Reichstag Riot indeed.

ricocat1 thegentletruth 4 hours ago ,

The lying leftist media, and RINO Quisling enablers, will allow the Democrat Nazis to use this fake "Reichstag Fire" to impose a dictatorship upon the United States.

ZaSu Pitts ricocat1 4 hours ago ,

Was FBI informant Enrique Tarrio was running a off the books operation when he helped create the Proud Boys in 2016 around the time the RUSSIA!!! hoax was created by the FBI as well?

Brian Virgin ZaSu Pitts 4 hours ago ,

This is about painting a target on Tarrio's back. What other purpose could it serve? Just the kind of sleazeball tactics one expects from the Derp State. And even if it was true, so what? The people he allegedly help snag were "bad hombres."

ZaSu Pitts Brian Virgin 3 hours ago ,

Target?
Good!!!!
He put over a dozen people in Fed were there is no parole.
The guy is a FBI snitch and he was being run by the FBI when he helped "create" PB.
The Proud Boys are a FBI creation.

ZaSu Pitts Brian Virgin 3 hours ago ,

You are a member of the FBI created Proud Boys!
Do you get a junior FBI agent badge with your membership?

CLM ZaSu Pitts 2 hours ago • edited ,

Who the heck knows. At this point. What's it matter. No one can be trusted. Not even you. You could be an Demokkkrat communist operative feeding false information to stir up conflict. That is what they want. The Demokkkrats sent Antifa in to stir up trouble at the Capitol. That is exactly what happened in Nazi Germany to protect the 3rd Reich. Now we have the Demokkkrats playing the same thing. We all all screwed. It isn't going to end well.

AgtOso ZaSu Pitts 6 minutes ago ,

Fed prisoners get good/gain time so your parole is moot.

Brian Virgin Psyops Vet 40 minutes ago ,

Already did. She was spewing nonsense. Proud Boys was started by Gavin McInnes. So I guess he's and FBI informant as well. The whole story stinks, and only serves the purposes of the Derp State. And yet this troll is desperate to blow it up out of all proportion. Cui bono? I like GP, but the commenters aren't necessarily the most sophisticated crowd, given the upvotes she's received.

[Jan 27, 2021] Proud Boys FBI Snitch Enrique Tarrio's long informant history with the FB

Jan 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

gm , Jan 27 2021 17:58 utc | 21

More on Proud Boys FBI Snitch Enrique Tarrio's long informant history with the FBI:

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/proud-boys-leader-was-prolific-fbi-snitch-court-docs

While US officials claim that 'far-right extremism' is one of the largest threats facing America, the leader of the group most commonly singled out as an example - the Proud Boys - was a 'prolific' informant for federal and local law enforcement, according to Reuters, citing a 2014 federal court proceeding.

Enrique Tarrio repeatedly worked undercover for investigators following a 2012 arrest, court documents reveal.

Curiously, Tarrio was ordered to stay away from Washington D.C. one day before the January 6 Capitol riot after he was arrested on vandalism and weapons charges - upon a request by government prosecutors that he be prohibited from attending. At least five Proud Boys members were charged as part of the riot.

In the 2014 hearing, a federal prosecutor, an FBI agent and Tarrio's attorney describe his undercover work - noting that the Proud Boys leader helped authorities prosecute over a dozen people in various cases involving drugs, gambling and human smuggling, accoding to Reuters.

In a Tuesday interview with Reuters, Tarrio denied working undercover or cooperating in cases.

"I don't know any of this," he said, adding "I don't recall any of this."

[...]

During Tarrio's 2014 hearing, both the prosecutor and Tarrio's defense attorney asked for a reduced prison sentence after pleading guilty in a fraud case related to the relabeling and sale of stolen diabetes test kits. In requesting leniency for Tarrio and two co-defendants, the prosecutor noted that Tarrio's information had resulted in the prosecution of 13 people on federal charges in two separate cases, and helped local authorities investigate a gambling ring.


oldhippie , Jan 27 2021 19:19 utc | 27

gm @ 21

The tell, the dead giveaway, is that the Proud Boys get promoted. They get headlines, column inches, airtime. Product placement. No homegrown anything gets that attention. They are a product being sold to us in the media. Apply same standard to BLM, AntiFa, Weathermen, apply as much as you like and you will seldom be in error.

There's that line is the Costa Gavras film Z, where someone gets chided about being too quick to blame CIA, and the instant comeback is always blame the CIA, even if you are wrong you will likely end up right. And of course the Greek colonels were CIA, even if some were not 100% sure until later. Same standard applies here. Any bogeyman the media stands up and points to and says be very afraid of this bad bogey, this bogey here, you can be sure it is fake from the start.

Bemildred , Jan 27 2021 19:33 utc | 29

Posted by: gm | Jan 27 2021 17:00 utc | 17

Yes, this whole policing business is just a lot easier if you cultivate and run your own criminal gangs, and in fact that approach to it has been very popular almost everywhere. No need to deal with any really dangerous people that way too, a big plus, and seasoned crooks can be handy for dealing with your enemies, encouraging reluctant counter-parties, etc.

Smith , Jan 28 2021 1:43 utc | 47

Somehow not surprised by the Proud Boy's revelation, this smells awfully like George Lincoln Rockwell back then.

Everything in America, left or right, is fake.

[Jan 27, 2021] Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was an FBI informant - US news - The Guardian

Jan 27, 2021 | www.theguardian.com

Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters.

In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Tarrio's own lawyer described his undercover work and said he had helped authorities prosecute more than a dozen people in various cases involving drugs, gambling and human smuggling.

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Tarrio, in an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, denied working undercover or cooperating in cases against others. "I don't know any of this,'" he said, when asked about the transcript. "I don't recall any of this."

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Law enforcement officials and the court transcript contradict Tarrio's denial. In a statement to Reuters, the former federal prosecutor in Tarrio's case, Vanessa Singh Johannes, confirmed that "he cooperated with local and federal law enforcement, to aid in the prosecution of those running other, separate criminal enterprises, ranging from running marijuana grow houses in Miami to operating pharmaceutical fraud schemes".

Tarrio, 36, is a high-profile figure who organizes and leads the rightwing Proud Boys in their confrontations with those they believe to be antifa, short for "anti-fascism", an amorphous leftist movement. The Proud Boys were involved in the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on 6 January.

The records uncovered by Reuters are startling because they show that a leader of a far-right group now under intense scrutiny by law enforcement was previously an active collaborator with criminal investigators.

Washington police arrested Tarrio in early January when he arrived in the city two days before the Capitol Hill riot. He was charged with possessing two high-capacity rifle magazines, and burning a Black Lives Matter banner during a December demonstration by supporters of Donald Trump. The DC superior court ordered him to leave the city pending a court date in June.

Though Tarrio did not take part in the Capitol insurrection, at least five Proud Boys members have been charged in the riot. The FBI previously said Tarrio's earlier arrest was an effort to pre-empt the events of 6 January.

The transcript from 2014 shines a new light on Tarrio's past connections to law enforcement. During the hearing, the prosecutor and Tarrio's defense attorney asked a judge to reduce the prison sentence of Tarrio and two co-defendants. They had pleaded guilty in a fraud case related to the relabeling and sale of stolen diabetes test kits.

The prosecutor said Tarrio's information had led to the prosecution of 13 people on federal charges in two separate cases, and had helped local authorities investigate a gambling ring.

Tarrio's then lawyer Jeffrey Feiler said in court that his client had worked undercover in numerous investigations, one involving the sale of anabolic steroids, another regarding "wholesale prescription narcotics" and a third targeting human smuggling. He said Tarrio helped police uncover three marijuana grow houses, and was a "prolific" cooperator.

In the smuggling case, Tarrio, "at his own risk, in an undercover role met and negotiated to pay $11,000 to members of that ring to bring in fictitious family members of his from another country", the lawyer said in court.

In an interview, Feiler said he did not recall details about the case but added, "The information I provided to the court was based on information provided to me by law enforcement and the prosecutor."

An FBI agent at the hearing called Tarrio a "key component" in local police investigations involving marijuana, cocaine and MDMA, or ecstasy. The Miami FBI office declined comment.

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There is no evidence Tarrio has cooperated with authorities since then. In interviews with Reuters, however, he said that before rallies in various cities, he would let police departments know of the Proud Boys' plans. It is unclear if this was actually the case. He said he stopped this coordination after 12 December because the DC police had cracked down on the group.

Tarrio on Tuesday acknowledged that his fraud sentence was reduced, from 30 months to 16 months, but insisted that leniency was provided only because he and his co-defendants helped investigators "clear up" questions about his own case. He said he never helped investigate others.

That comment contrasts with statements made in court by the prosecutor, his lawyer and the FBI. The judge in the case, Joan A Lenard, said Tarrio "provided substantial assistance in the investigation and prosecution of other persons involved in criminal conduct".

As Trump supporters challenged the Republican's election loss in often violent demonstrations, Tarrio stood out for his swagger as he led crowds of mostly white Proud Boys in a series of confrontations and street brawls in Washington DC, Portland, Oregon and elsewhere.

The Proud Boys, founded in 2016, began as a group protesting against political correctness and perceived constraints on masculinity. It grew into a group with distinctive colors of yellow and black that embraced street fighting. In September their profile soared when Trump called on them to "Stand back and stand by."

Tarrio, based in Miami, became the national chairman of the group in 2018.

In November and December, Tarrio led the Proud Boys through the streets of DC after Trump's loss. Video shows him on 11 December with a bullhorn in front of a large crowd. "To the parasites both in Congress, and in that stolen White House,'" he said. "You want a war, you got one!" The crowd roared. The next day Tarrio burned the BLM banner.

Former prosecutor Johannes said she was surprised that the defendant she prosecuted for fraud is now a key player in the violent movement that sought to halt the certification of President Joe Biden.

"I knew that he was a fraudster, but had no reason to know that he was also a domestic terrorist," she said.

[Jan 27, 2021] Don't Let the Capitol Riot Become a 9-11-Style Excuse for Authoritarianism

Jan 27, 2021 | reason.com

Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.

J.D. TUCCILLE | 1.15.2021 11:00 AM

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, horrified Americans were ready to embrace virtually any proposal that promised to keep them safe. Government officials, for their part, were eager to curry favor with the fearful public and saw an opportunity to promote legislation and policies that had failed to win support in the past. The result was a surge of authoritarianism from which the U.S. has yet to recover. Now -- with the public understandably concerned after the January 6 storming of the Capitol -- we should brace ourselves for another wave of political responses that would, again, erode our liberty.

"We're going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can't just spew disinformation and misinformation," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told her Instagram followers this week. "It's one thing to have differing opinions but it's another thing entirely to just say things that are false. So that's something that we're looking into."

The socialist lawmaker isn't always careful about her words, but it's worrying when officials talk about a need to "rein in" the media in any context. There's really no way to cast government action to that end in a good light, no matter what policy tools are intended (Ocasio-Cortez's office hasn't responded to a request for comment). To let government agencies "rein in" the media is to put control over speech and the press in the hands of people who always see benefit in less scrutiny and criticism of their own activities.

That free speech might well take a hit is apparent from the pasting law enforcement is getting for, allegedly, being too considerate of First Amendment rights before the events at the Capitol.

"FBI intelligence analysts gathered information about possible violence involving the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6., but the FBI never distributed a formal intelligence bulletin, in part because of concerns that doing so might have run afoul of free speech protections," NBC News reported on Tuesday.

The report goes on to reveal that in preparing for the protest that degenerated into a riot, the FBI did share intelligence with other law enforcement agencies, neglecting only to issue a formal Joint Intelligence Bulletin. But the overall impression left by NBC and by the behind-the-scenes leaks from officialdom on which its reporting is based are that respect for free speech got in the way.

Since then, the FBI has made up for lost time, issuing a bulletin highlighting the "threat of violence" from a range of "ideologically diverse" extremists. The danger is real, as the violence of January 6 demonstrated. But so is the danger of an unrestrained federal agency with a history of interference in domestic policy debates, spying on activists, and even trying to sabotage political parties -- revealed in great detail by the 1976 Church Committee report . An FBI stung for being too respectful of individual rights in the recent past may return to its old habits in the future.

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In its efforts, the FBI and its allied agencies are almost certain to have the support of the new president. After the storming of the Capitol, President-elect Joe Biden was harsh in his description of the participants. "Don't dare call them protesters," he said . "They were a riotous mob. Insurrectionists. Domestic terrorists. It's that basic. It's that simple."

Biden's choice of language is interesting because, even before the election, his campaign promised to " work for a domestic terrorism law " -- an idea reportedly favored by his close advisors. What a new law would look like isn't clear, but Biden has a history with such legislation.

After the 9/11 attacks, Biden claimed authorship of the Patriot Act , which has been much criticized for the damage it does to civil liberties in the name of combating foreign terrorism. "I drafted a terrorism bill after the Oklahoma City bombing," he told The New Republic in October 2001. "And the bill John Ashcroft sent up was my bill."

The uses to which the Patriot Act has been put since its passage should be warning enough to be wary of any legislation proposed in response to the events of January 6.

"The Patriot Act was the first of many changes to surveillance laws that made it easier for the government to spy on ordinary Americans by expanding the authority to monitor phone and email communications, collect bank and credit reporting records, and track the activity of innocent Americans on the Internet," the American Civil Liberties Union summarizes . "While most Americans think it was created to catch terrorists, the Patriot Act actually turns regular citizens into suspects."

"This is really a debate about the standard our government should have to meet in order to obtain personal information about individuals from banks, hospitals, libraries, retail stores, gun shops, and other institutions," Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) argued about ongoing controversies surround the Patriot Act in 2011. "Government agents should not be able to collect this sort of information on law abiding American citizens without showing that they have at least some connection to terrorism or other nefarious activities."

Twenty years after its passage, the Patriot Act lingers on, still threatening civil liberties.

"The government has interpreted a high-profile provision of the Patriot Act as empowering F.B.I. national security investigators to collect logs showing who has visited particular web pages," Charlie Savage of The New York Times reported just last month. "New tensions have emerged over the extent to which the F.B.I. could use that law to gather logs of people's web browsing activities, as opposed to using warrants -- a tool that requires investigators to first be able to produce evidence that a person probably engaged in wrongdoing," he added.

Despite much moaning about the absence of a domestic terrorism law, the Patriot Act has had considerable and very intrusive domestic impact on Americans' privacy.

The fallout from 9/11 also brought us amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act , which authorized mass surveillance campaigns that were exposed by Edward Snowden and ruled unconstitutional only last September. We saw the establishment of the simultaneously creepy and incompetent Department of Homeland Security, and the further transformation of air travel into an ordeal under the groping guidance of the Transportation Security Administration . All of this was presented to a frightened public as part of a necessary response to the attacks in hopes that nobody would notice that the proposals had been gathering dust on shelves, just waiting for an opening.

"Many of the changes have precious little to do with the dangers that we saw on September 11," George Washington University Law School's Jonathan Turley told PBS in 2002. "Many of those things are part of a wish list of intelligence agencies that they've wanted for decades."

Given that government officials' wish list of expanded powers are endless, and that they were calling for new laws well before the storming of the Capitol, we should expect a flurry of legislative proposals in the weeks and months to come. We'll need to scrutinize them very closely, on the assumption that they'll be as dangerous to freedom as past schemes to protect us from risks real and imagined.

[Jan 25, 2021] Sen. Rand Paul says Chief Justice Roberts won't take Trump impeach trial

Jan 25, 2021 | nypost.com

As Democrats plunge ahead with a post-term impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a key question remains: Will Chief Justice Roberts take the case?

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he won't -- making the exercise "a fake, partisan impeachment," the lawmaker told Fox News' Sean Hannity Friday.

Paul claimed Roberts has "privately said he's not supposed to come unless it's an impeachment of the president."

According to the US Constitution, "when the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside" -- a requirement not made for any other impeachment case.

As lawmakers debated the legitimacy of impeachment, the Biden administration continued to keep its distance from the issue .

"Congress is going to do what Congress does," Ashley Etienne, Vice President Kamala Harris' communications director, told MSNBC Saturday.

One thing Trump enemies in Congress appear to be doing is grasping at straws -- even reaching back to a post-Civil War amendment.

Several Dems have floated the idea of punishing Trump with the 14th Amendment's rule that shuts those who "engaged in insurrection or rebellion" out of elective office.

"I certainly think there is a 14th Amendment avenue separate and aside from impeachment," Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy told The Hill .

But the stricture, which was written to prevent former Confederate loyalists from regaining power as the United States struggled through Reconstruction, has not been used since -- and would spark a long judicial battle if Congress attempted to invoke it, legal experts say.

Meanwhile, with Trump no longer in the White House, Republicans like Paul continued to deride the impeachment as "an illegitimate procedure."

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Roberts, who has not said publicly whether he will preside over the trial, has two more weeks to decide.

After the House of Representatives' impeachment managers on Monday read their articles of impeachment accusing Trump of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 riot, the Senate will delay the trial until the week of Feb. 8 so that President Biden can get his administration up and running, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday.

If Trump is convicted with a two-thirds majority of the Senate, Schumer could call for a second vote, this one requiring only a simple majority, barring him from holding elective office again.

But conviction will require the votes of at least 17 Senate Republicans -- an increasingly remote possibility, as more party members climb aboard Paul's argument that only a sitting president can be impeached.

"It's going to be tough to get even a handful" of GOP defectors, Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) told CNN -- because "everybody has views that it's kind of a constitutional concern."

[Jan 25, 2021] We already having a flaming fire in this country, and it's like take a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire

Jan 25, 2021 | www.newsmax.com

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Sunday called the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump "stupid" and "counterproductive".

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Rubio said "we already having a flaming fire in this country, and it's like take a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire."

"First of all, I think the trial is stupid. It's counterproductive," Rubio declared.

"Second, I look back at a time, for example, Richard Nixon, who had clearly committed crimes and wrongdoing, and in hindsight I think we would all agree that President Ford's pardon was important for the country to be able to move forward," he added. "And history held Richard Nixon quite accountable for what he did as a result."

Rubio said Trump does bear "responsibility for some of what happened."

"It was most certainly a foreseeable consequence of everything that was going on," Rubio said. "All I'm arguing is we have some really important things to work on. ... We're gonna jump right back into what we've been going through for the last five years, and stirring it up again with a trial, and it's just going to be bad for the country."

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"It's just going to continue to fuel the divisions in this country," where already "people hate each other," he said.

Rubio also brushed aside rumors that former White House adviser Ivanka Trump is is considering a primary challenge for the Senate seat.

"I don't really get into the parlor games of Washington," Rubio said.

"I don't own the Senate seat, it doesn't belong to me," he asserted. "If I want to be back in the U.S Senate, I have to earn that every six years."

[Jan 24, 2021] Mitch McConnell Proposes Postponing Impeachment Trial Until February to Keep Trump Under His Thumb

Jan 24, 2021 | www.thegatewaypundit.com

Deep State Mitch McConnell is proposing to postpone the second bogus impeachment trial, which is based on a total fabrication, until February, under the guise 'to give president Trump more time to prepare his defense'.

Mitch McConnell won his Senate election in Kentucky in November, only with the support of President Trump, and came back to Washington DC loaded for bear. He's not after the Democrats, who stole the election in thousands of different ways. He has not said a word about the election being stolen. McConnell doesn't even consider that a review of the election fraud would likely lead to many of the Republican Senators who lost in November having new elections or outright being awarded the wins in the states where Democrats won.

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McConnell didn't show a commitment to helping the people of America who have been destroyed by COVID because he wouldn't even provide more than $600 for COVID relief for Americans suffering from shutdowns. Instead McConnell aligned himself with the Democrat Party.

McConnell has done all he could to slander, disparage and destroy President Trump and the 79 million who voted for him. (McConnell doesn't realize this is the old Republican Party and then some).

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Today McConnell announced that he is planning to move the bogus impeachment of President Trump to February. McConnell doesn't realize that any Senators who vote to remove the President from any future terms in office will be replaced. It also will be the final nail in the coffin of the Republican Party.

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The Hill reports:

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) proposed on a call with Republican senators Thursday that former President Trump's impeachment trial be delayed until February to give him enough time to mount a defense.

McConnell told colleagues that Trump should have at least as much time as the president had in previous trials, which means he would like to postpone the proceeding until the second week of February, according to Republican senators on the call.

"It would have been the 10th or 11th [of February] or somewhere in there," said Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), who said McConnell wants to give Trump the same amount of time he had to prepare for the first impeachment trial and that former President Clinton had to prepare for his 1999 impeachment trial.

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But Republican Senators McConnell and Braun are both lost in DC. Americans who voted for the President in numbers never seen before by any Presidential candidate, (when accounting for valid votes) are livid that the election got stolen. They're livid the Democrats staged the riots in the Capitol on January 6th and they are livid Republicans are working with the Democrats, who stole the election in the greatest heist in world history, to attack the victim, President Trump rather than work for justice.

Also, it's a shock Senator Braun, who would not be a Senator if it wasn't for President Trump, doesn't know that Bill Clinton was under investigation by an independent counsel for years and then was impeached in the House in a process after the independent counsel identified crimes Clinton had committed. The impeachment of Clinton was supported by laws and a process. This latest impeachment of President Trump is based on lies and a few hours for Democrats to put together papers. There was no due process.

Washington DC is a mess. The Democrats have stolen an election and Republicans are allowing it and saying nothing. Americans are quickly seeing that a new party that works for the people is the remedy.

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Dallas Box KS Freeman 2 days ago ,

The senate is not "supposed" to do investigations and discovery . Kavanaugh was the first . The house is supposed to deliver a completed case. But , that's just the constitution. Who really cares about that anymore ?

Proud Communist Dallas Box 2 days ago • edited ,

Trump should have pardoned Julian Assange & told Manchurian Mitch to F.O.

RandSec Proud Communist 2 days ago ,

When we cannot trust the count, voting is over.

Abel Washington RandSec 2 days ago ,

Turtle should have thrown out first faux impeachment, and he should have tossed this second bogus one. Mcconnell needs to be made aware that china mitch is an enemy to the Republican party and to the millions of Patriots who support President Trump.

Bubba Abel Washington a day ago ,

The republican party is trash. Trump didn't run as a libertarian because he would've never won. Republicans didn't elect Trump, Americans did. Republicans can f off with the rest of them. They're all trash.

Now that Trump easily has 100 million new party members, let's remove the traitors.

Jim Elliott Bubba a day ago ,

Jordan, Nunes, Hawley, Massie aren't trash, but you are right, the rest of them are.

Reztin Jim Elliott a day ago ,

They voted to certify the fraudulent election. They are fraud's.

Chris Dennis Reztin 21 hours ago ,

I don't think Hawley or the other 3 voted to certify. You left off Ted Cruz & I'm sure he didn't' vote to certify. These are the only true patriots left in the GOP.

Tom Davis 1994gls a day ago ,

Yes, there they did go, again. And when Reagan said that, he canceled millions of American's ability to get SS survivor's benefits (death of a parent) during their university studies, and delayed how long you have to "keep working" into old-age, to get full benefits - so less time to enjoy life, after a lifetime of work for the system.

"Oh, but that was a bipartisan commission," he told Mondale, in the debate - about the law HE Signed, to keep the Ponzi-Scheme going - when they could have simply pulled the caps off, so the Mega-Rich didn't get to avoid paying SS-Taxes on MOST of Their income - while working/middle class folks (up to $200+K) pay on ALL of theirs.

The Same Old GOPeee Schmiel, as Reagan WRECKED middle-class wages, and Shamnestied Millions of Illegal-Alien Invaders - making Americans poor and desperate enough to vote for communism.

I'm for tax cuts - Raise the Personal Deduction on ALL types of taxes.

[Jan 24, 2021] Trump was not the first and will not the the last: on November 22, 1963 The Anglo-American Ruling Elite, through their Deep State operatives, overthrow the U.S. government. From now on all presidents will rule under Deep State supervision.

Jan 24, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

dh-mtl , Jan 24 2021 15:15 utc | 5


'The Day the Music Died'*
A brief history of the decline and fall of the United States of America

- November 22, 1963 The Anglo-American Ruling Elite, through their Deep State operatives, overthrow the U.S. government. From now on all presidents will rule under Deep State supervision.

- January 20, 1981
The Anglo-American Ruling Elite's first puppet president is installed. Others will follow (Clinton, W, Obama).
Over the next 40 years the U.S. economy will be hollowed out while the The Anglo-American Ruling Elite strip mines the country's assets, leaving both the government and the population in perpetual debt servitude.

- November 9, 1989
The Soviet Union gives up on the Cold War
The Anglo-American Ruling Elite is now free to rebuild the former British Empire as a new, improved Global Empire, based in global institutions and without the inconvenience of host countries.
The Anglo-American Ruling Elite now becomes the 'Global Elite'.

- September 11, 2001
Domestic resistance to the U.S. military becoming the Global Elite's mercenary military force is removed.
The colonial wars may begin.

- November 3, 2020
After decades of suffering a thousand cuts, U.S. democracy is delivered the final, fatal blow.

- January 6, 2021 - The Day the Music Died
The U.S. Capitol is under military occupation. The constitution is effectively suspended.
The United States of America, as a constitutional republic, is no more.
From now on the U.S. is just another Globalist colony.


* From Don McLean's 1971 song 'American Pie'. At the time it seemed an omen of things to come. It took 50 years for the premonition to be realized.

[Jan 24, 2021] They forgot nothing and they learned nothing: In 2014, ignoring the warning of Robert F. Kennedy of the need to put yourself in the other Country's shoes, Biden supported the violent Coup which essentially included a violent takeover of the Ukrainian Parliament (Rada) by violent protesters, similar to taking over the US Capitol on January 6, 2021

Jan 24, 2021 | consortiumnews.com

Mike Lamb , January 23, 2021 at 15:00

After the Coup in Ukraine in 2014 for several years I listened weekly to the John Batchelor show when he interviewed Russia scholar the late Stephen Cohen.
From those conversations I learned that Ukraine is politically divided EAST (pro European Union) / WEST (pro Russian) (a bit like the United States is divided RED / BLUE).
Politically by vote Ukraine was close to 50% pro E.U., 50% pro Russia.
After the Coup Crimea voted to return to Russia thus making the political breakdown of Ukraine more pro E.U.

Forbes Magazine in 2008 republished an interview with Soviet critic Alexander Solzhenitsyn

see: forbes.com/2008/08/05/solzhenitsyn-forbes-interview-oped-cx_pm_0804russia.html?sh=593c65b65f53

Solzhenitsyn, among other things, noted 1) in 1919 Lenin in bringing Ukraine into the Soviet Union gave Ukraine "several Russian provinces to assuage her feelings," 2) that when in 1954 Khrushchev gave Crimea to Ukraine Sevastopol was not transferred to Ukraine as Sevastopol was a military city subject to the Central Government of the U.S.S.R.

I would note that Khrushchev's transfer of Crimea to Ukraine violated Soviet Law / Constitution as the people of Crimea were not asked if they wanted to be transferred.

At the time I did some searching about the history of Crimea and Ukraine and it turns out that shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union Crimea wanted to separate from Ukraine and the Central Government of Ukraine threatened to invade Crimea.

The Central Government of Ukraine in its Constitution gave Crimea a special status not given other provinces.

I would note that in October 1962 Joe Biden was 19 years 11 months old and likely a college student. In October 1962 the world came close to ending (at least a good deal of the so called civilized world) with the Cuban Missile Crisis.

However, in 2014, ignoring the warning of Robert F. Kennedy of the need to put yourself in the other Country's shoes, Biden supported the violent Coup which essentially included a violent takeover of the Ukrainian Parliament (Rada) by violent protesters, much akin to the Trump Taliban taking over the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

It seems that Biden thought that NATO could just move into Sevastopol and take over not just the port of the Russian navy, but the Russian Navy itself.

[Jan 24, 2021] What a joke. CIA can't even carry out a false flag in its front yard anymore, much less in its backyard.

Notable quotes:
"... "Invasion of Capitol" was real, but it does not seem a conspiracy with hidden strings. We know how mobs were use to overthrow government, e.g. in Cairo, Kiev and La Paz -- in chronological order. It was nothing like that. ..."
"... Where there is a wide room for possible conspiracy is how it happened. Methods of defending key buildings in such situations exists and were used, with success, many times, including Washington Mall. And they were not deployed. Why? ..."
"... Defenders of the Capitol were practically removed and Democrats got the possibility of starting the political season of 2021 with impeachment and other jolly diversions, complete with the revival of Russia Gate. ..."
Jan 24, 2021 | consortiumnews.com

Mrs. Debra L Carr de Legorreta , January 22, 2021 at 16:21

These Keystone Cops would be hilarious if they weren't so nefarious. There was no "insurrection" – totally manufactured, false flag.
Where were the "insurgents" that were supposedly going to show up Jan-20-21 at every state capital in the nation and DC? The handful of demonstrators that did show up were anything but insurgents, and instead some of them talked about populist unity.

Yet for days ever since "the assault on democracy" that's all the mainstream harped about, with help from notables on "the left" crying wolf over "the rise of fascism." What a joke. CIA can't even carry out a false flag in its front yard anymore, much less in its backyard.

Next comes commissions and the legislation and the policy changes to avert the evil. Meanwhile 4000+ US citizens die per day due to a pandemic that could've, should've been contained by a half-way decent public health system like the rest of the world has.

The Biden Administration desperately needed an excuse NOT to work on progressive causes (caged children, M4A, student debt, etc) and they got it: an anti domestic terrorism bill.


JohnO
, January 22, 2021 at 19:50

Sorry, Mrs de Legorreta,
Your comments are completely off point and totally lacking evidence. To suggest that the violent invasion and trashing of the Capitol was a CIA false-flag operation ignores the facts on the ground. The leader of The Proud Boys, a neo-nazi group was videotaped at the attack. He has admitted to planning it. Many of his confederates are in fact fascist. Many of them hold as their greatest aspiration a race war. The subject of this column was Russiagate, and you have taken it as an opportunity to promote an interpretation of the January 6 uprising that has no basis in fact. Well done.

Piotr Berman , January 23, 2021 at 12:06

"Invasion of Capitol" was real, but it does not seem a conspiracy with hidden strings. We know how mobs were use to overthrow government, e.g. in Cairo, Kiev and La Paz -- in chronological order. It was nothing like that.

Where there is a wide room for possible conspiracy is how it happened. Methods of defending key buildings in such situations exists and were used, with success, many times, including Washington Mall. And they were not deployed. Why?

One possibility is "offside strategy" of Association Football: you remove the defenders from the area in front of the goal, and then the offense of the opposite side makes a forbidden move that is otherwise OK. Defenders of the Capitol were practically removed and Democrats got the possibility of starting the political season of 2021 with impeachment and other jolly diversions, complete with the revival of Russia Gate.

I am agnostic about the causes, but the situation was highly peculiar.

[Jan 24, 2021] Capitol riot exploited to expand the national security state that failed to stop it by AARON MATÉ

Jan 21, 2021 | thegrayzone.com
· The US national security state failed to prevent the pro-Trump mob attack on the Capitol. Yet instead of accountability, US intelligence officials are being emboldened via increased militarization, censorship, and surveillance. Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté discuss the dangerous fallout.

Rather than prioritize accountability for US intelligence officials' failure to prevent the pro-Trump mob attack on the Capitol, the incident is instead being used to expand the national security state's powers. Max Blumenthal, who witnessed the Capitol mob and reported on a key participant, discusses his coverage of the attack and the dangers of a militarized, myopic response.

Guest: Max Blumenthal, editor of The Grayzone and author of several books including his latest, "The Management of Savagery."

https://www.youtube.com/embed/583bbAzyv5U?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en-US&autohide=2&wmode=transparent


CAPITOL RIOT CAPITOL TAKEOVER MAX BLUMENTHAL NATIONAL SECURITY STATE RUSSIAGATE US CAPITOL

AARON MATÉ

Aaron Maté is a journalist and producer. He hosts Pushback with Aaron Maté on The Grayzone. He is also is contributor to The Nation magazine and former host/producer for The Real News and Democracy Now!. Aaron has also presented and produced for Vice, AJ+, and Al Jazeera.

[Jan 24, 2021] The Deep State's Stealthy, Subversive, Silent Coup to Ensure Nothing Changes - Global ResearchGlobal Research - Centre for Re

Notable quotes:
"... "You have such a fervent, passionate, evangelical faith in this country why in the name of God don't you have any faith in the system of government you're so hell-bent to protect? You want to defend the United States of America, then defend it with the tools it supplies you with -- its Constitution. You ask for a mandate, General, from a ballot box. You don't steal it after midnight, when the country has its back turned." -- Seven Days in May (1964) ..."
"... That January 6 attempt by so-called insurrectionists to overturn the election results was not the real coup, however. Those who answered President Trump's call to march on the Capitol were merely the fall guys, manipulated into creating the perfect crisis for the Deep State -- a.k.a. the Police State a.k.a. the Military Industrial Complex a.k.a. the Techno-Corporate State a.k.a. the Surveillance State -- to swoop in and take control. ..."
"... It took no time at all for the switch to be thrown and the nation's capital to be placed under a military lockdown, online speech forums restricted, and individuals with subversive or controversial viewpoints ferreted out, investigated, shamed and/or shunned . ..."
"... Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America ..."
"... Seven Days in May ..."
"... Seven Days in May ..."
"... domestic right-wing extremism ..."
"... Battlefield America: The War on the American People ..."
"... This article was originally published on The Rutherford Institute . ..."
Jan 24, 2021 | www.globalresearch.ca

"You have such a fervent, passionate, evangelical faith in this country why in the name of God don't you have any faith in the system of government you're so hell-bent to protect? You want to defend the United States of America, then defend it with the tools it supplies you with -- its Constitution. You ask for a mandate, General, from a ballot box. You don't steal it after midnight, when the country has its back turned." -- Seven Days in May (1964)

No doubt about it: the coup d'etat was successful.

That January 6 attempt by so-called insurrectionists to overturn the election results was not the real coup, however. Those who answered President Trump's call to march on the Capitol were merely the fall guys, manipulated into creating the perfect crisis for the Deep State -- a.k.a. the Police State a.k.a. the Military Industrial Complex a.k.a. the Techno-Corporate State a.k.a. the Surveillance State -- to swoop in and take control.

It took no time at all for the switch to be thrown and the nation's capital to be placed under a military lockdown, online speech forums restricted, and individuals with subversive or controversial viewpoints ferreted out, investigated, shamed and/or shunned .

This new order didn't emerge into being this week, or this month, or even this year, however.

Indeed, the real coup happened when our government "of the people, by the people, for the people" was overthrown by a profit-driven, militaristic, techno-corporate state that is in cahoots with a government "of the rich, by the elite, for the corporations."

We've been mired in this swamp for decades now.

Every successive president starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt has been bought lock, stock and barrel and made to dance to the Deep State's tune.

Enter Donald Trump, the candidate who swore to drain the swamp in Washington DC. Instead of putting an end to the corruption, however, Trump paved the way for lobbyists, corporations, the military industrial complex, and the Deep State to feast on the carcass of the dying American republic.

Joe Biden will be no different: his job is to keep the Deep State in power.

Step away from the cult of personality politics and you'll find that beneath the power suits, they're all alike.

Follow the money. It always points the way.

As Bertram Gross noted in Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America , " evil now wears a friendlier face than ever before in American history ."

Writing in 1980, Gross predicted a future in which he saw:

a new despotism creeping slowly across America. Faceless oligarchs sit at command posts of a corporate-government complex that has been slowly evolving over many decades. In efforts to enlarge their own powers and privileges, they are willing to have others suffer the intended or unintended consequences of their institutional or personal greed. For Americans, these consequences include chronic inflation, recurring recession, open and hidden unemployment, the poisoning of air, water, soil and bodies, and, more important, the subversion of our constitution. More broadly, consequences include widespread intervention in international politics through economic manipulation, covert action, or military invasion

This stealthy, creeping, silent coup that Gross prophesied is the same danger that writer Rod Serling envisioned in the 1964 political thriller Seven Days in May , a clear warning to beware of martial law packaged as a well-meaning and overriding concern for the nation's security.

Incredibly enough, almost 60 years later, we find ourselves hostages to a government run more by military doctrine and corporate greed than by the rule of law established in the Constitution. Indeed, proving once again that fact and fiction are not dissimilar, today's current events could well have been lifted straight out of Seven Days in May , which takes viewers into eerily familiar terrain.

American Apocalypse: The Government's Plot to Destabilize the Nation Is Working

The premise is straightforward.

With the Cold War at its height, an unpopular U.S. President signs a momentous nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union. Believing that the treaty constitutes an unacceptable threat to the security of the United States and certain that he knows what is best for the nation, General James Mattoon Scott (played by Burt Lancaster), the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and presidential hopeful, plans a military takeover of the national government. When Gen. Scott's aide, Col. Casey (Kirk Douglas), discovers the planned military coup, he goes to the President with the information. The race for command of the U.S. government begins, with the clock ticking off the hours until the military plotters plan to overthrow the President.

Needless to say, while on the big screen, the military coup is foiled and the republic is saved in a matter of hours, in the real world, the plot thickens and spreads out over the past half century.

We've been losing our freedoms so incrementally for so long -- sold to us in the name of national security and global peace, maintained by way of martial law disguised as law and order, and enforced by a standing army of militarized police and a political elite determined to maintain their powers at all costs -- that it's hard to pinpoint exactly when it all started going downhill, but we've been on that fast-moving, downward trajectory for some time now.

The question is no longer whether the U.S. government will be preyed upon and taken over by the military industrial complex. That's a done deal, but martial law disguised as national security is only one small part of the greater deception we've been fooled into believing is for our own good.

How do you get a nation to docilely accept a police state? How do you persuade a populace to accept metal detectors and pat downs in their schools, bag searches in their train stations, tanks and military weaponry used by their small town police forces, surveillance cameras in their traffic lights, police strip searches on their public roads, unwarranted blood draws at drunk driving checkpoints, whole body scanners in their airports, and government agents monitoring their communications?

Try to ram such a state of affairs down the throats of the populace, and you might find yourself with a rebellion on your hands. Instead, you bombard them with constant color-coded alerts, terrorize them with shootings and bomb threats in malls, schools, and sports arenas, desensitize them with a steady diet of police violence, and sell the whole package to them as being for their best interests.

This present military occupation of the nation's capital by 25,000 troops as part of the so-called "peaceful" transfer of power from one administration to the next is telling.

This is not the language of a free people. This is the language of force.

Still, you can't say we weren't warned.

Back in 2008, an Army War College report revealed that "widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security." The 44-page report went on to warn that potential causes for such civil unrest could include another terrorist attack, "unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order , purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters."

In 2009, reports by the Department of Homeland Security surfaced that labelled right-wing and left-wing activists and military veterans as extremists (a.k.a. terrorists) and called on the government to subject such targeted individuals to full-fledged pre-crime surveillance. Almost a decade later, after spending billions to fight terrorism, the DHS concluded that the greater threat is not ISIS but domestic right-wing extremism .

Meanwhile, the police have been transformed into extensions of the military while the nation itself has been transformed into a battlefield. This is what a state of undeclared martial law looks like, when you can be arrested, tasered, shot, brutalized and in some cases killed merely for not complying with a government agent's order or not complying fast enough. This hasn't just been happening in crime-ridden inner cities. It's been happening all across the country.

And then you've got the government, which has been steadily amassing an arsenal of military weapons for use domestically and equipping and training their "troops" for war. Even government agencies with largely administrative functions such as the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Smithsonian have been acquiring body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition. In fact, there are now at least 120,000 armed federal agents carrying such weapons who possess the power to arrest.

Rounding out this profit-driven campaign to turn American citizens into enemy combatants (and America into a battlefield) is a technology sector that has been colluding with the government to create a Big Brother that is all-knowing, all-seeing and inescapable . It's not just the drones, fusion centers , license plate readers, stingray devices and the NSA that you have to worry about. You're also being tracked by the black boxes in your cars , your cell phone, smart devices in your home, grocery loyalty cards, social media accounts, credit cards, streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, and e-book reader accounts.

So you see, January 6 and its aftermath provided the government and its corporate technocrats the perfect excuse to show off all of the powers they've been amassing so assiduously over the years.

Mind you, by "government," I'm not referring to the highly partisan, two-party bureaucracy of the Republicans and Democrats.

I'm referring to "government" with a capital "G," the entrenched Deep State that is unaffected by elections, unaltered by populist movements, and has set itself beyond the reach of the law.

I'm referring to the corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country and calling the shots in Washington DC, no matter who sits in the White House.

This is the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.

Brace yourself.

There is something being concocted in the dens of power, far beyond the public eye, and it doesn't bode well for the future of this country.

Anytime you have an entire nation so mesmerized by the antics of the political ruling class that they are oblivious to all else, you'd better beware.

Anytime you have a government that operates in the shadows, speaks in a language of force, and rules by fiat, you'd better beware.

And anytime you have a government so far removed from its people as to ensure that they are never seen, heard or heeded by those elected to represent them, you'd better beware.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People , we are at our most vulnerable right now.

All of those dastardly seeds we have allowed the government to sow under the guise of national security are bearing demon fruit.

The gravest threat facing us as a nation is not extremism but despotism, exercised by a ruling class whose only allegiance is to power and money.

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Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute . His new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People is available at www.amazon.com . Whitehead can be contacted at [email protected] . He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.

[Jan 24, 2021] Roosevelt knew a Japanese fleet was enroute to attack Pearl Harbor, but withheld this intel from commanders in Hawaii; similarly weakining of police defence lines was a deliberate action by Dems operatives and their Republican collaborators

Jan 24, 2021 | www.unz.com

The January Sixth events in Washington D.C., depicted in the corporate media as Donald Trump's criminal "incitement to insurrection", were predictably greeted by Democrats and their media as the worst tragedy to ever befall American democracy, the heinous plot to establish a police state -- a coup d'etat, the final desperate act of a deranged tyrant. That might be considered something akin to surface discourse. Framed differently, those events could not have made the Dems happier, for by the time the last demonstrator left the Capitol the political floodgates were opened: total war against an entire nation of seditious Republicans, now demonized as "domestic terrorists", could finally be adopted as full-fledged strategy. The perfect Dems scenario for gaining unchallenged power had been laid.

Beyond the moment of Capitol disorder the Dems would find, without much difficulty, that most precious of all gifts -- a political godsend. Like Pearl Harbor and 9/11, national trauma would give the power elite just what it coveted – in this case the greatest of all opportunities to frame Trump and much of the Republican party as enemies of the state, collectively damned to ideological purgatory. January Sixth, like December Seventh before it, would serve as political code for converting national chaos into its very opposite: relief. The Dems, already beginning to solidify power in the White House, Congress, the media, and Big Tech, could now move toward a scorched-earth policy – war of annihilation.

In his book Cultures of Militarism, historian John Dower describes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as "political godsend", a moment when humiliating military defeat ("day of infamy") would allow president Franklin Roosevelt to do what he desperately wanted to do but could not in the face of an "isolationist" American public opinion -- bring the U.S. into World War II. Pearl Harbor turned out to be a wonderful blessing in disguise for FDR, whose infamous eight-point program effectively provoked the Japanese into attacking the Pacific fleet in Hawaii. In the end, after four difficult years, victory would be heroically wrestled from defeat.

After what was portrayed as a "sneak attack" (military operations were supposed to be advertised in advance?), the New York Herald Tribune could exalt: "Since the clash now appears to have been inevitable, its occurrence brings with it a sense of relief. The air is clearer. Americans can now get down to their task [of waging war] with the old obstacles finally removed, forgotten." Public opposition to U.S. entry into the war vanished in two hours one early Sunday morning. Democratic politicians, joined by a good many Republicans, were now ready to take military combat to Japan (and then Germany), as the attack had given FDR all the power, not to mention legitimacy, any president could possibly desire. Since 1941 Pearl Harbor has been ideological code for unlimited executive freedom, and Roosevelt energetically took advantage.

In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, shock turned to resolve, momentary defeat to righteous commitment. Victim status would be transformed into its opposite. Roughly the same dynamic would be repeated in the case of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which gave president George W. Bush "permission" to do what he and the neocons were already hellbent on doing – invading Iraq and "finishing the job" of overthrowing Saddam Hussein. In both cases – Pearl Harbor and 9/11 – national humiliation was mobilized to "reset" U.S. foreign policy.

For the present-day ensemble of Democratic elites – Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, et. al. – January Sixth at the Capitol could not have been more timely, more opportune. Truly another godsend. A jolt to the system, however feeble, partial, and ill-fated, would justify sustained authoritarian force across the public landscape. Seen as vile agents of treachery, Republicans would be thrown onto the defensive, immobilized. Pelosi, ready as ever for vengeful action, would say: "The situation of this unhinged president could not be more dangerous. He chose to be an insurrectionist." Trump's behavior (in riling up demonstrators) would demand immediate and harsh retribution. Other Dems quickly followed Pelosi's lead, amplified by a monolithically frenzied media. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, shrill as ever and clearly speaking for the "progressive" squad, said: "I do believe we should exercise every avenue possible because the president has shown that his mental status and his actions are wildly eroding at a rapid pace." Trump represents a "clear and present danger to our democracy", she blustered, and must be removed from office as soon as possible.

Not to be overshadowed, Senator Chuck Schumer, reprising "Pearl Harbor" no less, would state: "I have never lived through or even imagined an experience like the one we have just witnessed in this Capitol. President Franklin Roosevelt set aside December 7, 1941 as a day that will live in infamy. Unfortunately, we can now add January 6, 2021 to that very short list of dates in American history that will live forever in infamy." Oblivious to months of fire bombings, lootings, beatings, and killings across the streets and buildings of dozens of American cities (criminality that persists to this day) – all encouraged by the Dems -- Schumer would add, hypocritically: "The temple of democracy was desecrated, its windows smashed, our offices vandalized."

The authoritarian, virtually fascistic reaction of the media and political establishment was swift and, well, unhinged: the House would quickly move to impeach the president, again, Trump was permanently banned from Twitter and other social-media outlets, Republicans (even those far removed from the Capitol violence) were facing censorship, blacklisting, job loss, and thoroughly dishonest smears. Within a week the silencing of conservatives across the Internet had reached new heights. The long-cherished Beltway goal to destroy Trump, his family, and associates was in sight: any Trump hope for the presidency in 2024 would be smashed. Hysterical threats of "domestic terrorism" would mean, as always, a drastic Hobbesian response: maximum state power, strengthened ideological controls, the crushing of political opposition.

As Dower noted, the ideological code emanating from "Pearl Harbor" included yet another motif: the familiar stereotype of Asians (at that time) as sneaky, backstabbing, and irrational would be affirmed on December Seventh. Who else could carry out such a dastardly attack? The same code would naturally apply to millions (tens of millions) of deplorable Trump supporters – a motley assemblage of gun-toting racists and neo-Nazis. Didn't those sanctimonious CNN pundits always warn about the backward white-supremacists seduced by the guile of the Orange Menace? Indeed. The truth was finally illuminated for every Beltway dweller to seize upon and embellish: Trump followers would now have to pay, their collective guilt revealed beyond doubt amidst the ashes of January Sixth.

So when all the enlightened Dems repeat their heartfelt sadness over the fate of the Republic, over Trump's evil subversion of "our democracy", it might be time to look more closely beneath the surface – or maybe head for the hills. If there were any bars open in the woke Democratic neighborhoods, that is probably where Pelosi, AOC, Adam Schiff, and other sad victims of the Orange Menace might be found gathering to celebrate, toasting to their unbelievably good fortune. Whether such celebrations might be long-lived, however, would be another matter. Fascistic politics has a tendency to devour its own ruthless protagonists.


Sue Dunham , says: January 15, 2021 at 7:49 pm GMT • 7.9 days ago

Thank you for writing this. I am still trying to figure out why Ashli Babbit, the only person shot on 1/6, was surrounded by cops at the time, with John Sullivan filming the incident, along with a Chinese videographer from the CIA's Epoch Times. Sullivan's footage of the event focuses lovingly on the hand of the shooter, until he steps forward and shoots. The shooter makes a very exaggerated movement before he fires, despite having his gun trained on Babbitt already. I believe this movement was a necessary signal to Babbitt, so that could fall backward in sync with the gunshot. She could have been easily restrained and arrested by the cops on her side of the window, but instead she was "shot" by a conveniently disembodied arm. And the only evidence of injury is a very small amount of blood coming out of her mouth.

Crisis actor shenanigans!

My SIMPLE Pseudonymic Handle , says: January 16, 2021 at 12:04 am GMT • 7.7 days ago
@Sue Dunham ng out of her neck and all over the Capital steps.

After I saw the video of Ashli Babbit's rant on gewtube I came to the conclusion it was just another manufactured event. I was reminded of the woman Astronaut that drove all the way from the Johnson Space Center down to the Space Coast in Florida to be with her unrequited love. All the while wearing diapers the whole time so she wouldn't have to take potty breaks on the drive down.

If anyone else has seen a video of blood spurting out of Ashli's neck and pooling all over the floor please provide a link.

You know, I want to see a video where the blood is really spurting out like in the movies.

Robert Dolan , says: January 23, 2021 at 5:19 am GMT • 11.3 hours ago

1/6 was a nothingburger that is being jewed out of all proportion.

In reality, 1/6 did about ..1/10000000000000 as much damage as the Antifa and BLM shitheads did in nine months of REAL insurrection.

The jewish owned MSM lies about everything, turns ANY event into an opportunity to SHIT on innocent white people to demonize them and instill desire in non-whites to MURDER white people.

The jew media narrative distilled is blood libel against white people.

That's all it is.

Louis Hissink , says: January 23, 2021 at 5:29 am GMT • 11.2 hours ago

January Sixth, like December Seventh before it, would serve as political code for converting national chaos into its very opposite: relief.

Isn't "order" the antonym of chaos?

Carlton Meyer , says: • Website January 23, 2021 at 5:32 am GMT • 11.1 hours ago

In his book Cultures of Militarism, historian John Dower describes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as "political godsend", a moment when humiliating military defeat ("day of infamy") would allow president Franklin Roosevelt to do what he desperately wanted to do but could not in the face of an "isolationist" American public opinion -- bring the U.S. into World War II. Pearl Harbor turned out to be a wonderful blessing in disguise for FDR, whose infamous eight-point program effectively provoked the Japanese into attacking the Pacific fleet in Hawaii.

Roosevelt also knew a Japanese fleet was enroute to attack Pearl Harbor, but withheld this intel from commanders in Hawaii.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/1niZil4lNjU?feature=oembed

Buzz Mohawk , says: January 23, 2021 at 5:36 am GMT • 11.1 hours ago
@Beavertales act, the draconian over-reaction of the elite may prove to be a godsend rallying event for the oppressed.

Indeed, when I read the title, "January Sixth as Godsend," I thought this article was going in the direction you indicate.

Events, like arguments, often comprise two, opposing poles. The question is, what will be the result, the aufheben , this time?

In the near term, clearly it will be further erosion of civil liberties and continued "American Pravada" fakery. In the long run, however, anything is possible, even things we can't imagine, because this is now an irrational, complex, disturbed system.

Tony Hall , says: January 23, 2021 at 5:39 am GMT • 11.0 hours ago

Who will play the role of the Philip Zelikow in the "Insurrection Commission," in the extension of the 9/11 Commission into the forthcoming 1/6 Commission?

aandrews , says: January 23, 2021 at 5:44 am GMT • 10.9 hours ago

https://www.youtube.com/embed/RFpw-ioM3dk?feature=oembed
44:00
" a shift of the tectonic plates. It is happening before our eyes, this gathering of the elites ."

RedpilledAF , says: January 23, 2021 at 5:45 am GMT • 10.9 hours ago
@My SIMPLE Pseudonymic Handle

I forget the name of the incident, but several years ago there was a very obvious fake female getting shot incident in an attempted color revolution in Iran. It had cia/mi6/Mossad written all over it, as usual. However, I think they ended up killing the "useful idiot" a few hours later when the plan failed. This incident is very similar. If someone knows the incident I am talking about please remind me/us.

mcohen , says: January 23, 2021 at 6:04 am GMT • 10.6 hours ago

she was shot in the chest.the neck shot narrative is disinformation to go with the false flag narrative which is a great sunny day.

Luus Kanin , says: January 23, 2021 at 6:18 am GMT • 10.4 hours ago

Please don't besmirch fascists by mentioning Pelosi as a representative. A better description of her would be a plutocratic cypriot. No self respecting fascist would be caught within a stone's throw of her for fear of catching the backdoor trots.

Mr. Cracker , says: January 23, 2021 at 6:55 am GMT • 9.7 hours ago

Oh my gosh, is that thing still alive?! And who is that corpse beside her?

Kolya Krassotkin , says: January 23, 2021 at 7:01 am GMT • 9.6 hours ago
@Beavertales

Quite tame, but Schumer, Pelosi and the rest of the gang are going to work it up into The Reichstag Fire and would, if they could use it to get an enabling act.

Goebbels would be so proud of all the Dems, especially of Schumer.

Schuetze , says: January 23, 2021 at 7:02 am GMT • 9.6 hours ago

We can take this Pearl Harbor analogy a little further. The Japanese Americans were also stripped of their property in a very planned and devious manner immediately after December 7. Jews picked up most of this property at fire sale prices and benefitted immensely.

The full effects of how this faked January 6 "insurrection" was "good for the jews" will become clear in the months ahead. But one thing is clear, the take down of Parler directly benefitted jew owned Facebook (((Zuckerberg))) and the gaggle of jew controlled social media outfits like Twitter and Instagram.

The Japanese Americans were stripped of thousands of acres of valuable farmland in central California. Shortly after the January 6 insurrection it came out the Bill Gates is the largest owner of farmland in the US. Covid and Climate Engineering has impacted farmers across the US (derechios). I think there may be some correlation here too.

There is also the issue of the 25,000 National Gaurd called in for the innauguration. Washington mobilized for war.

Mr. Cracker , says: January 23, 2021 at 7:03 am GMT • 9.6 hours ago

Will these people please die already!

Mr. Cracker , says: January 23, 2021 at 7:16 am GMT • 9.4 hours ago

They can wear tailored suits that cost five or ten thousand. They can get hair colouring that cost maybe two grand. They can spend as much as they can spend, but the brutal truth is they are not getting out of this place alive, no matter how much they spend, no matter how much political power they have, no matter who they know. They are going to be just as dead as the rest of us. LOL.

GeneralRipper , says: January 23, 2021 at 7:30 am GMT • 9.2 hours ago

Pelosi is 80 lol

That filthy fucking treasonous whore is going to die soon.

Her Daddy is waiting to greet her in Hell.

Dube , says: January 23, 2021 at 7:32 am GMT • 9.1 hours ago

Let the show continue. Trump will be in the Senate gallery to enjoy the impeachment. Pass it on.

Dr. Charles Fhandrich , says: January 23, 2021 at 7:41 am GMT • 9.0 hours ago

The people pictured above, are hands down, the craziest of the crazies. These comrades make the Trump administration look like boy scouts by comparison.

Dr. Charles Fhandrich , says: January 23, 2021 at 7:48 am GMT • 8.9 hours ago

The problem is, they weren't carrying guns. No one was really threatened. They stayed between the purple ropes, those folks with canes and walkers and only a few reached the "inner sanctum", which looks like a library and there ANTIFA members instigated the usual window breaking and were actually scolded by some of the Trump supporters telling them to stop it, when finally an unarmed woman, a Trump supporter was murdered by the police. Only the biggest dupes and people wanting to believe an absurd narrative were shocked. Thinking people were not.

brabantian , says: January 23, 2021 at 8:01 am GMT • 8.6 hours ago

Interesting that the troops in DC are STAYING, their active duty orders extending AT LEAST through 16 February which MAY BE EXTENDED military document below on this

Some say these are Trump troops who will still help 'stop the steal', arrest Biden etc LOL others say that Biden-Harris are preparing martial law scenarios after possible false flag terror attack, or some kind of new economic or pandemic crisis Given Biden's USA troops invaded northern Syria on Biden's first full day in office Thursday, it seems the USA war machine is back in gear and happy to be ridin' wit' Biden

As is widely noted, the new Biden gov seems to be poking ordinary Americans with a stick:
– Biden's tranny orders destroying women's sports and that all bio-males 'identifying as female' be welcome in women's locker rooms & rest rooms
– Biden 'critical race theory' order for white-humiliating 'training', all non-Jew whites to confess to being inherently 'racist' as price to keep gov etc jobs
– Amnesty & citizenship for 11 million & maybe 30-40 million migrants inside US, end to deportations & border security

Jewish Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee blurts out that 75% of USA white soldiers 'cannot be fully trusted' , as if hinting there is a war of the new government and Jewish interests, opposing whites who voted for Trump or reject the 'humiliate the whites', LGBTranny etc agendas

The 'troops staying in DC thru February, maybe longer' military document

chris , says: January 23, 2021 at 8:10 am GMT • 8.5 hours ago

Great summary, though the word 'godsent' implies a passivity which seems misapplied in describing the actions of the beneficiaries of this deep state instigation.

This type of event, perfunctorily (and rather clumsily) tracing a number of transparent stages, which are then blasted incessantly through propaganda megaphones, is absolutely standard practice in all foreign coups.

This dynamic is used to give all the partisans a fig leaf to cover their actions and to provide the next level actors a cue to start their intervention.

animalogic , says: January 23, 2021 at 8:18 am GMT • 8.4 hours ago
@My SIMPLE Pseudonymic Handle

"You know, I want to see a video where the blood is really spurting out like in the movies."
Fair enough.
But -- if she died instantly there'd be very little blood .
I have no idea what really happened, but I'm willing to provisionally accept she was shot dead by an unidentified shooter.

animalogic , says: January 23, 2021 at 8:25 am GMT • 8.2 hours ago

"The temple of democracy was desecrated, its windows smashed, our offices vandalized."
Most of the Dem' – Establishment reaction to 6.1.21 has been spew inducing, but the above quote is just perfectly -- funny.
It is SO over the top, SO cynical, self serving & lacking in irony that hilarity is the only natural response.

dimples , says: January 23, 2021 at 9:05 am GMT • 7.6 hours ago

There are said to be 2300 Capitol police answerable to Pelosi etc. So when the remarkably few police actually there conveniently moved the barriers aside to let protestors into the building, its obvious that the Democrat gerontocracy was still thinking well ahead of the dumb Trumpstein rabble.

Schuetze , says: January 23, 2021 at 9:09 am GMT • 7.5 hours ago
@Sue Dunham staged "incidents" along the path to Lexington, just like Charlottsville in 2017 was part of the lead up to the "insurrection" of January 6, 2021.

Samuel Adams and his Masonic Brothers had been planning and inciting the rebellion (Tea Party, Boston Massacre) from the Green Dragon Tavern.

Boston's Green Dragon Tavern, headquarters of both the Sons of Liberty and St. Andrew's Lodge

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TyRade , says: January 23, 2021 at 9:14 am GMT • 7.4 hours ago

I thought from the title the theme was going to be a far subtler one, not the 'what a gimme for The Left', the line which everyone still able to publish has taken. I'd argue that 6 Jan brings peak Democrat hubris forward so pulls nemesis – the revelation of the red tooth and claw of unhinged, vote-losing socialism – much nearer (say 2022).

goldgettin , says: January 23, 2021 at 9:18 am GMT • 7.4 hours ago
@Beavertales

Good points. Flip the script tell the truth make it happen.
Yet people still don't believe in Karma?????????
What we need to do is stop tolerating/subsidizing evil.
Easier said than done you say?You're probably right.
Hard to get it out there though,most seem TOO invested in
continuing their blissful expertise .
Looks to me that it's finally beginning to end or not

Bert , says: January 23, 2021 at 10:55 am GMT • 5.7 hours ago
@Beavertales

Yes, and there is also the clear evidence of capitol police standing aside, waving protestors toward the building, lining the halls to get out of their way as they entered, and leading them up the correct set of stairs. It was a set up, like what Roosevelt achieved at Pearl Harbor.

Patric , says: January 23, 2021 at 10:56 am GMT • 5.7 hours ago

The writer does not say so though it is implied .this 'event' screamed it was STAGED. Beginning with the most obvious why were the crowd allowed in at all? It's just another of these 'hoaxes' and with Biden in charge look for many more. Didn't the whole 'hoax' method (Sandy Hook, Boston Bombing, etc etc) take off during the Obama/Biden years? As Chuck Shumer said recently "Buckle Up"

WorkingClass , says: January 23, 2021 at 10:56 am GMT • 5.7 hours ago

1/6 was a false flag attack following the theft of the 2020 election. The purpose? To establish Chinese style Totalitarianism on behalf of what Pepe Escobar refers to as Techno Feudalism.

Nothing good can come from Democrats and/or Republicans. Democrats and Republicans have ruined our Country. Why is Orange Man Bad? Becuase the Deplorables defeated both Parties in 2016. It won't happen again. Nothing good can come from the District of Corruption. Separation is the ONLY way forward. Why is anyone still talking about future elections?

The Alarmist , says: January 23, 2021 at 11:05 am GMT • 5.6 hours ago

That might be considered something akin to surface discourse.

Along these lines

https://www.youtube.com/embed/SjbPi00k_ME?feature=oembed

Anonymous [144] • Disclaimer , says: January 23, 2021 at 11:07 am GMT • 5.5 hours ago
@Sue Dunham as a cue to pretend you were shot, if you are, in fact, pretending. So, if the "exaggerated movement" is your proof that it was "acting," then it was not acting but real. That it was otherwise a set-up, and "an inside job" by the same people who run Antifa is obvious. That the police removed the barricades and waved the people to come in, led by bussed in Antifa Judas goats, is also obvious and well documented. You could say all of America, white and black, was shot at that moment. Just because all of the fake killings the last few years by white people are a staged show to incriminate the innocent and create the illusion of "White Supremacy," does not mean that the Deep State does not kill when it serves their interest.
Abdul Alhazred , says: January 23, 2021 at 11:26 am GMT • 5.2 hours ago
@Sue Dunham

Some say Schumer shot Ashli Babbitt? Who did?

Chucky wants to take your guns away, but he knew how to shoot and somewhere on the net is a
better phrenic matchup than this would suggest, but hairlines do speak as well

https://www.sinsthatcrytoheavenforvengeance.com/2021/01/some-say-that-chuck-schumer-is-one-who.html

onebornfree , says: • Website January 23, 2021 at 11:30 am GMT • 5.2 hours ago

"For the present-day ensemble of Democratic elites – Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, et. al. – January Sixth at the Capitol could not have been more timely, more opportune. Truly another godsend. A jolt to the system, however feeble, partial, and ill-fated, would justify sustained authoritarian force across the public landscape. Seen as vile agents of treachery, Republicans would be thrown onto the defensive, immobilized. "

The author does not seem to be aware yet that the whole invasion was a CIA/FBI/Antifa/BLM/Q-Anon staged, planned false flag event, [complete with a staged shooting], with the intent to demonize Trump and his supporters [and to arrest some of them on the spot, eg Alex Jones and Roger Stone].

A set up from the git go.

SWAT teams came to Roger Stones D.C. hotel room [luckily he'd already left town after smelling something rotten in the air]. Since then his 70 yr old wife was viciously attacked in FL. by an anonymous bike rider [Antifa?] who deliberately ran over her body at least 3 times [she's now under intensive care in a FL hospital, and Stone himself has gone into hiding, apparently].

A SWAT team also came for Jones in DC [apparently], but local police refused to co-operate with Feds to the best of my knowledge at present, so that take down didn't go as planned for the Fed goons either.

Regards, onebornfree

Peripatetic Itch , says: January 23, 2021 at 12:14 pm GMT • 4.4 hours ago
@Sue Dunham

Ashli died very quickly, You can see her hands going into tetanic contractions within a very few seconds of her collapse. She was bleeding internally through her esophagus or wind pipe and the blood was coming out her mouth. As your heart stops, so does the bleeding.

Curiously this is the second time you have posted this exact same comment, even with the exact same "Thank you for writing this" to start. Even more curious, your first reply and agreement comes from the exact same person who agreed with you then (Jan. 15). Who curiously posted the exact same response he posted then. Are you posing as both? Very convenient, if true.

Peripatetic Itch , says: January 23, 2021 at 12:36 pm GMT • 4.1 hours ago
@mcohen

she was shot in the chest.

That's interesting. It would explain a lot of things. Do you have a source for it? Has there been an autopsy?

Temporary Insanity , says: January 23, 2021 at 12:36 pm GMT • 4.1 hours ago

"Whether such celebrations might be long-lived, however, would be another matter."

Only time will tell

Schuetze , says: January 23, 2021 at 12:38 pm GMT • 4.0 hours ago
@Peripatetic Itch "throuple" mind games, clearly she has been a lot more than merely "mentioned"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9147335/Dead-MAGA-mobster-Ashli-Babbitt-Marine-ex-husband-THROUPLE-bartender.html

"Ashli and Aaron, who served as a Marine from 2000 to 2005, married in 2019 and met their girlfriend less than a year into their marriage"

Schuetze , says: January 23, 2021 at 12:45 pm GMT • 3.9 hours ago
@brabantian

I think that they are afraid that old Jubal Early is pissed off about all the Confederate statues being desecrated and that he is going to rise from the dead, whoop those useless Yankees and threaten Washington once more

General Early and the Army of the Valley Movements Map

theMann , says: January 23, 2021 at 12:51 pm GMT • 3.8 hours ago

I think most of you are missing the point about the events of 1-6. The only really relevant photos of that day are the ones of US Congress"men" cowering in abject terror under their desks, or running in abject terror to their precious "safe" location away from the Capitol building.

This is the very public demonstration of true sniveling cowardice in a manner that cannot be naysayed or denied in any way. And now the entire world knows it. Having been so publicly outed as low grade cowards, we can now expect, going forward, that every reaction of the US Congress will be a grotesque, and violent, overreaction.

Because that is what cowards do with power.

Peripatetic Itch , says: January 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm GMT • 3.7 hours ago
@Schuetze lockquote>

There is also the issue of the 25,000 National [Guard] called in for the [inauguration].

They did give cover for the abysmally small crowd attending the inauguration. From the pics, it hardly looked to be more than a thousand. Trump had more than that lining the streets when he returned to Mar-a-Lago.

So of course, the "threat" of further horrendous violence from those oh so vicious Trump supporters still hiding in the city since Jan. 6 deterred a full half million of those enthusiastic Biden supporters who so wanted to see him take the oath.

Nicolae Ceaușescu would have been proud.

Realist , says: January 23, 2021 at 1:18 pm GMT • 3.4 hours ago

Beyond the moment of Capitol disorder the Dems would find, without much difficulty, that most precious of all gifts -- a political godsend.

It was not a godsend it was conceived and designed by subhumans in the Deep State.

Peripatetic Itch , says: January 23, 2021 at 1:35 pm GMT • 3.1 hours ago
@Schuetze Why would he shoot with Capitol police standing in the line of fire back in the stairwell?

Winter also tries to make the case that John Sullivan was inciting the riot when there is no footage yet produced of Sullivan doing anything more than recording events as he saw them, which is what he said he was doing. He published an hour-long video and nothing there shows him doing anything physical. He did say things like "Let's burn that shit down" but it could not have been heard by many (if any) people near him and there is no indication anyone else was paying attention to him. He was, it seems, simply narrating and role-playing.

Petermx , says: January 23, 2021 at 1:41 pm GMT • 3.0 hours ago

I only learned in the last 4 to 5 years what despicable old hags Pelosi and Hillary are. They compete for being the most despicable with Hillary suggesting Trump was in contact with Russian President Putin on January 6 to keep him updated on the so called "insurrection". For over 75 years Americans, most often Jews, have called Germany's Josef Goebbels a liar but I can't recall the last time they said what he supposedly lied about. No one can compete with Americans like Hillary Clinton and American Jews like Adam Schiff for being the most unabashed liars in the world. And it's the Lying Jewish media with mini-mes like CNN's head Jeff Zucker that create these deliberately false narratives for their stooges Pelosi and Clinton to propagate. As former Congressman Ron Paul suggested yesterday, no country has interfered in more foreign elections than the USA.

It would be glorious if Trump ran for President again. I don't expect it and I would think he would not want to become a human punching bag again, but I believe he would win if his forces could prevent another fraudulent election. There is no force in the USA as powerful as the media and it's the same in most "democratic" countries. How glorious it would be too if the old hags had enough of letting themselves be used by people like Zucker and Twitter's Jack Dorsey and turned on them and had the justice department put those despicables in jail. Oh, how glorious. One can dream. But that is unlikely and what is more likely is that within the next ten years the world won't care much what is happening in the USA, for the USA is in for a big fall which will reduce its power and influence greatly.

Peripatetic Itch , says: January 23, 2021 at 1:49 pm GMT • 2.8 hours ago
@WorkingClass

Separation is the ONLY way forward.

That said, Republicans control the legislatures in quite a few states, and the Constitution gives those states plenary power over election law, particularly for President and the Congress. Changing the law to mandate paper ballots and voter ID while eliminating the machines and mail-in ballots would probably expose the fraud and regain the House and Senate in the mid-terms.

Can do both prongs at the same time.

Jiminy , says: January 23, 2021 at 1:51 pm GMT • 2.8 hours ago
@animalogic

I remember the film of the vc prisoner, who while being held by guards was shot suddenly in the temple. The amount of blood forcefully streaming from the hole in his head was both astonishing and gruesome. I don't know if happened because of being shot in the head though, as opposed to being shot in the body. Or maybe the bullet hit the artery.

Achmed E. Newman , says: • Website January 23, 2021 at 1:59 pm GMT • 2.7 hours ago

That was a concise truthful account of what we are up against again, Mr. Boggs. Thank you.

Even the pundit Ann Coulter, someone I've appreciated being on my side for more than a decade, has fallen for some of this bullshit out of the Lyin' Press in their ceaseless Infotainment. From her latest column (otherwise, one I agree with):

The raid was disgusting, appalling, sickening, but it's not a license for concocting imaginary accusations. Trump is bad. The thugs who stormed the Capitol are bad. You don't need to manufacture evidence against them, media.

Peak Stupidity notes that she lied by using the terms "raid", "disgusting", and "thugs", in the post "Et tu, Ann?"

Will Ann Coulter, even, be suckered into supporting anti-"domestic-terrorism" laws, just as she went for the "fight them over there " crap after 9/11? There are cooler heads that don't get emotionally suckered in by the Lyin' Press narrative. We are the ones they are aiming at with the new round of oppression to come.

Tumi , says: January 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm GMT • 2.7 hours ago

" Fascistic politics has a tendency to devour its own ruthless protagonists."
It has already done .Bush or more precisely Cheney to Tea Party to MAGA false prophet of Trump is linear and traces only a tiny distance.
False hope is entertained because desperation and anger demand it . Obama and Trump are two sides of the same coin , Both hurt the believers and the faithful most and did intentionally.

Miro23 , says: January 23, 2021 at 2:25 pm GMT • 2.2 hours ago

"Since the clash now appears to have been inevitable, its occurrence brings with it a sense of relief. The air is clearer. Americans can now get down to their task [of waging war] with the old obstacles finally removed, forgotten."

This would apply equally well to a US civil war . It would clear the air, people/organizations commit to one side or the other and get on with it.

Sick of Orcs , says: January 23, 2021 at 2:44 pm GMT • 1.9 hours ago
@theMann

Agreed. It was truly satisfying to watch uniparty kleptocrat cowards, who torture us daily with bad laws and invitations for invading hordes, scrambling for their escape choo-choo train.

Schuetze , says: January 23, 2021 at 2:45 pm GMT • 1.9 hours ago
@Peripatetic Itch on in Syria, preceded by waves of Iraeli bombings and missile strikes. Iraq has also been under the zio-genocide hammer.

Clearly, the next move in the US is going to be the gun grab, and they will try to focus it on "white supremacists". This is the narrative construction we see going on, of which Babbit likely was part of. During the Trump administration there seemed to be far fewer false flags. I would bet that we are about to see a flurry of "white supremacists" shooting up various synogogues, jewish graveyards, black churches, and I would not be at all surprised if the grand climax was the bombing of a "holocaust" museum.

HT , says: January 23, 2021 at 2:47 pm GMT • 1.9 hours ago

Hitler was the only leader in history that knew exactly what must be done with communists. If you allow even one communist to live in your land, your freedom is at risk. In my view, the only thing that will remove them now and thus save America is for a Hitlarian type figure to rise up and ruthlessly deal with the communists in politics, the Judeo media complex, the courts, and academia. He rounded them up in the 1930's and that is the only way to stop them now. If that isn't done soon, they will be rounding us up which they are making very clear.

Old and Grumpy , says: January 23, 2021 at 2:56 pm GMT • 1.7 hours ago

How about all those available resources to fortify the capital since the Big Capital Walk Thru? Were concrete and metal fence producers considered essential during all our lockdowns? Did they miraculously have inventory waiting for DC to come beckoning?

Crescent Moon , says: January 23, 2021 at 3:01 pm GMT • 1.6 hours ago
@Abdul Alhazred ian-immigrant-and-black-lives-matter-militant-he-repeatedly-threatened-to-kill-trump-su/"> https://redpilled.ca/redpilled-media-exclusive-us-capitol-special-agent-david-bailey-who-murdered-ashli-babbitt-is-a-brazilian-immigrant-and-black-lives-matter-militant-he-repeatedly-threatened-to-kill-trump-su/

Here is the best footage (professional) of the day. You could him shooting with the black and white bracelet clearly. Now it seems to be edited out, unless I missed it
blob: https://www.newyorker.com/a36c1f75-18a7-4f63-87ba-73fc37e2aebc

Alexandros , says: January 23, 2021 at 3:08 pm GMT • 1.5 hours ago
@My SIMPLE Pseudonymic Handle

Well of course it's fake. It's on TV!

Peripatetic Itch , says: January 23, 2021 at 3:21 pm GMT • 1.3 hours ago
@Schuetze every possible misdemeanor in her life, from accusations of deliberate assault by car to restraining orders, to adultery, to her "fanatical" propensity to rant, to living in a threesome, as you say. Her death, on the other hand, is treated matter-of-factly, as if to say, What else would you expect for such a flaky dumb-ass? No mention that she was not armed.

Compare that to what they did for George Floyd. He came out as a saint who had only wanted to be president as a kid. Gone to Minneapolis to start a "new life" as I recall. Barely a mention of his home invasion, holding a gun to the belly of a pregnant woman, possibly raping her.

Avery , says: January 23, 2021 at 3:29 pm GMT • 1.2 hours ago
@HT > der Führer

__________________
* Hitler and Germans were lucky that Russians/Slavs were not as vengeful as Germans' Anglo-Saxon kin, who burned about 100,000 or so German civilians – old men, women, children – just to show what they are capable of. Stalin could have created 100s of Dresdens, and nobody could have stopped him.

** I understand there is an organized, decades long effort to erase that wonderful trait.

follyofwar , says: January 23, 2021 at 3:56 pm GMT • 43 minutes ago
@GeneralRipper especially since the servile House democrats don't have the guts to vote her out as Speaker? And she will continue to be easily re-elected in her far-left district, no matter how senile and delusional she is.

Think Strom Thurmond in his last years. He lived to be 1oo, dying in office. In fact, since women live longer than men, Pelosi may finally collapse for the last time when she is 110, still firmly clutching her gold-plated gavel that she refused to give up. After rigor mortis sets in, they won't be able to pry it out of her cold dead hand, so she'll be buried with it, and will lie in State in the Capitol Rotunda for a month.

[Jan 22, 2021] Structural Crisis- Senate Threatens to Usurp Presidency, Constitution, and Will of the People by Leonard R. Jaffee

Jan 22, 2021 | www.unz.com

By 8 January 2021, Mitch McConnell had determined he would not permit the Senate to try Trump until 19 January 2021 or later. He ruled that the Senate could not convene for special session unless all 100 Senators formally agreed; he maintained that ruling consistently, through 19 January 2021. By 10 January 2021, House majority Whip James Clyburn suggested the House may not deliver articles of impeachment to the Senate until after Biden has been in Office 100 days.

Not until today, 20 January 2021, did Pelosi deliver articles of impeachment to the Senate. The same day, McConnell said: (a) the Senate will receive the House managers at noon ET Thursday, 21 January, when the managers will present and exhibit the articles; (b) at 2:00 PM 21 January, Chief Justice John Roberts will be escorted into the Senate chamber and swear in all senators; (c) the impeachment articles' trial will begin Tuesday, 26 January.

Until 20 or 21 January, the Senate majority would remain Republican; and a GOP-majority Senate would not only acquit Trump but also impeach, strongly, the articles of impeachment. So, why did Mitch McConnell block early Senate trial? Two possible intersecting reasons:

has said Trump fed the "mob" lies to provoke the mob to use violence to prevent Congress's certification of Biden's election.] (b) If trial occurs (as it will) when the Democrats control the Senate, a conviction might seem a Democrat-framed lynching -- not the GOP's traitorous assassination of Trump's "populism" and his political career.

I do not suggest such reasons are wise, logical, or even rational, but possibly real. McConnell is a crafty, dissembling, unscrupulous pseudo-aristocrat, but no Socrates or Aristotle.

"Liberal" and "moderate" Democrats, never-Trump Republicans,"The Squad, " the "Deep State" -- the nation's whole jumble of psychopathic and otherwise-psychically-ill "Elite," "woke," anti-"White"/anti-male/anti-meritocracy/sexually-deviant members -- all share one mantra : Trump and populism are evil, inimical to "Democracy" and the "culture," "morality," and "public interests" of the U.S. Populism must be extinguished. Never again may Trump "hold and enjoy any Office or honor, Trust or Profit under the United States" [U.S. Constitution Article I § 3 clause 7].

Why ought anyone care?

I voted twice for Trump, the second time (2020) merely because he was the lesser evil. In 2016, Trump promised more than a few moves that would have bettered the nation, e.g. ,

Trump meant and honored some promises -- at least partly. But others -- (a), (b), (f), (h), (i), and (k) -- were bad jokes. His Israel policy was evil. He railed against growing impairment of free speech. But his concern was mostly his own freedom of expression; and he failed to do anything substantial toward restoring the general public's freedom of speech. He continued, and worsened, Obama's persecution of Julian Assange and Bradley ["Chelsea"] Manning. Edward Snowden remains exiled. Trump has pardoned or commuted sentence of tens of nefarious criminals, but not Assange, Manning, or Snowden.

Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, George W Bush, and Obama supported the illegal "state" called Israel. But Trump lifted Israel-support, and, concomitantly, anti-Iran policy to insane levels. Trump's Israel-related domestic policy included design of blocking or impeding first-amendment-protected speech and assembly that opposes Israel's genocidal persecution of Palestinians. Trump rendered formal equation of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism and sought to outlaw the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement.

So, why ought we care whether, after Trump is not President, the Senate tries the articles of impeachment of Trump and rules that Trump shall not "hold and enjoy any Office or honor, Trust or Profit under the United States"? Why ought we care even whether simply the Senate tries the articles of impeachment but acquits Trump?

Trump's 2016 election suggested a true populist might become President -- not a closet "Elite," but one who would resist the Elites and the Deep State, not surround himself with snakes of the swamp. If the Senate tries Trump and rules that Trump shall not "hold and enjoy any Office or honor, Trust or Profit under the United States" because Trump and his supporters exercised their First Amendment freedom of speaking and assembling to support populism and protest a corrupt election, speech and assembly freedoms will cease and near-certainly no capable, electable populist will run for the Presidency.

But that consideration is subsumed in another, greater, more vital, fundamental concern. We have a federal Constitution. Every federal legislator and judge promises, by oath, not to act contrary to that Constitution. Every federal judge must promise this: "I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me under the Constitution and laws of the United States."

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anonymous [305] Disclaimer , says: January 21, 2021 at 3:44 pm GMT • 1.3 days ago

...You live in a totalitarian state with arbitrary power.

Your government has three branches: CIA, CIA, and CIA. They infest every other corner of your government with spies. Until you can accept this you will be an irrelevant muppet writing bullshit.

Just another serf , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:40 am GMT • 18.2 hours ago

Trump pardoned the following:

... ... ...
4. Every jew ever involved in health care fraud over the past 100 years

If you might be a Trump supporter, just stop. Trump was an incompetent fraud. And Biden (well his handlers really), will be very competent and will soon make you feel the sting of systemic punishment.

Everyone can claim some African ancestry. Suggest you get familiar with the process real quick

Dr. X , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:57 am GMT • 18.0 hours ago

Back in 1987, as a young political science major, my constitutional law professor made us attend a lecture by a visiting scholar on the 200th anniversary of the Constitutional Convention. I cannot remember who the lecturer was, but I do recall one phrase he used that has stuck in my mind ever since: the Constitution only works if we have a "constitutional frame of mind." In other words, the Constitution reflected the culture and the attitudes of its authors. Today, elites in both parties could give a damn about the Constitution. They simply ignore the Constitution when it suits them -- or, conversely, use it as a club to bludgeon their enemies when it suits them.

Today we are reduced to parsing the language of the Constitution because nobody is really committed to the upholding the culture and the attitudes that informed it when it was written. Therefore it has become meaningless.

stevennonemaker88 , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:58 am GMT • 17.9 hours ago

The president must dance to the tune of the bankers and assorted oligarchs who actually control the US. They enjoy confusing the common people with changing rhetoric and theater, but at the end of the day, the president is little more than a figurehead, and the policies remain largely the same. Many do not realize that the Obama administration deported some 2,750,000 illegals.. Under Trump it was only 935,000. Foreign wars? Police brutality? the rich getting richer? Prison industrial complex? decimation of the middle class? endless currency debasement? these things are consistent regardless, because they represent the interests of the actual rulers. The red candidate throws a bone to the "conservatives", the blue candidate throws a bone to the socialists, but the policy makers continue from one administration to the next. The last president who tried to stand up to the powers that be was JFK . and look what they did to him.

Thomasina , says: January 22, 2021 at 7:22 am GMT • 16.5 hours ago

Excellent article. Very well done.

Tucker Carlson said Monday or Tuesday night on his show that McConnell warned Trump not to pardon Assange, and he held the impeachment over Trump's head.

Swampington has gone rogue. I have a feeling that during much of Trump's presidency the threat of impeachment loomed large, and maybe worse.

Look at Sessions, recusing himself and cowering in the corner. Barr comes in and does diddly squat. The Durham investigation was a very long joke.

Two years of the Mueller Commission (when everybody in the know knew it was a pack of lies), spying, leaking, abuse of the FISA Court, Kavanaugh, impeachment over Ukraine, Covid, Antifa, BLM, stolen election ..never-ending chaos.

These corrupt clowns will do whatever the hell they please. They are the law now. If they do end up following the law, it will only be because the destruction they've caused already will be deemed to be enough.

Many of them should be behind bars.

Miro23 , says: January 22, 2021 at 11:27 am GMT • 12.5 hours ago

With the federal judiciary's corrupt or cowardly treatment of legitimate election-result challenges, the federal judiciary has shown it has abnegated its constitutional duty and will incline to commit impeachable offenses to avoid resisting the Elites' and the Deep State's subjugation of the People. The Supreme Court has shown that five or more pseudo-aristocrat judges (two Democrats, three or more Republicans) align with the Elites and the Deep State. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is correct. The People are suffering a revolution wrought by the "Establishment" (of the Elites and the Deep State).

I would say that they are more cowardly than corrupt.

They know that if they supported Trump's legitimate (good evidence) questioning of the election result, they would personally be in big trouble, so the Supreme Court is really not a Supreme Court at all – it's a piece of establishment window dressing – same as the rest of the hollowed out US Democratic institutions.

Real power in the US lies with the ZioGlob deep state and their MSM, the military (whichever way they turn), and the 72 million US gun owners (whatever they decide to do). There's also the aspect of real military power outside the US (Russia and China) that could be brought to bear, and would be potentially decisive. Accepted that some of these are TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) scenarios but that seems to be how it is. Genuine Democracy isn't coming back to the US any time soon.

Avery , says: January 22, 2021 at 2:23 pm GMT • 9.5 hours ago
@Beavertales at, do you really think Trump will discuss anything that went on in private? He is not the type to write a memoir.

And some of the most bizarre decisions he made while POTUS were as a result of "advice" from his favourite daughter Ivanka and her repellant husband. Ann Coulter has an article where she lists the boneheaded decisions Trump made on "advice" from the two incompetent rich-kids..

This short video is very indicative of the stupidity of Ivanka: she is so stupid, that she can't even see the contempt these politicians have for her, and sticks around like a bad smell:

[French Government Posts Video Of Ivanka Trump At G-20 Summit | NBC News]

https://www.youtube.com/embed/7yUko1YCuxY?feature=oembed

Dr. Charles Fhandrich , says: January 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm GMT • 8.2 hours ago

McConnell must, not maybe, must be the first person to go if the Republican Senate has any chance of surviving in a way that serves conservative interests. He has been positively of Zero support to president Trumps four years in office, only giving lip service to the interests of the issues the presidents supporters wanted addressed.. For four long years, McConnell was an expert at bringing every advance, or potential advance in conservative interests to naught. He however, had no problemo at all in taking advantage of President Trumps popularity with conservative voters, when his re-election was in doubt. Maybe his middle name should be Mitt.

Getaclue , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:13 pm GMT • 6.7 hours ago
@anonymous ChiComs -- from whence In Laws $ all arises . McConnell shows the country is totally sold out to the ChiComs and in fact "governed" by them -- the rest of Congrassholes are about the same with various "spies" working them, having sex with them, and screwing us -- the USA is an occupied country via IsraHell and the Chinese Communists -- very, very bad days are ahead and most in the USA are moron mask wearers who actually believe the filthy pieces of cloth do something for their "health" contrary to all actual 41 Medical Studies to date which state the opposite -- truly Maskholing was an IQ test and the country failed to reach even the level of "Moron". Easy to steal an election when dealing with Maskhole Morons. Sad all are being pulled down by them .
Getaclue , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:18 pm GMT • 6.6 hours ago
@Aardvark you are charged by the Feds you will be railroaded, innocence means zero once you are charged and all the "Judge" cares about is getting you to plead guilty and move the case, you will be grossly overcharged to force this to happen and the Judge will glare at you and let you know he hates you if you go forward -- unless you are a Leftist Political hack or "activist" then you will be cut loose and probably never even charged ."justice" Roberts is the "model" -- his rulings in Obamacare etc. show he has no care for the actual "law" at all -- all the other Federal "judges" follow his example .The best thing that could happen to the USA is for the end of the Federal Courts, DOJ, and FBI -- all are Enemies Of The People -- get involved with them and find out.
waw , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:46 pm GMT • 6.1 hours ago

The Trumpster is a phony. He folded like a cheap suit, as he had done the bidding of the Khazar Satanists like a judas goat.

Peripatetic Itch , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:52 pm GMT • 6.0 hours ago
@FoSquare The works of Plato and Aristotle have had much influence on the modern view of the "sophist" as a greedy instructor who uses rhetorical sleight-of-hand and ambiguities of language in order to deceive, or to support fallacious reasoning. In this view, the sophist is not concerned with truth and justice, but instead seeks power.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophist

Societies that value truth but recognize the difficulties involved in discovering it also put value on freedom of expression. Those interested in power for its own sake, not so much. Unfortunately the power mongers always have the advantage of moral certainty. For them Alinsky and the Protocols are the only bibles.

Majority of One , says: January 22, 2021 at 7:12 pm GMT • 4.7 hours ago
@Anon olling 90% of the mass media of mindfuckery, mesmerization and mass megalomania and finally, the CIA financed and directed "Social Media", the greatest enemy of our First Amendment rights;;; those nefarious forces nearing absolute control over the federal regime in the Di$trict of Corruption have now fully succeeded in driving the last nail into the coffin of the Constitution AND the Bill of Rights, the enabling precondition for establishment of the federal system.

Behind the scenes, roaring and howling with fits of schadenfreude laughter; the ultimate shotcallers, those OWNER$ of the Federal Reserve and most other major international banking institutions, are rubbing their greasy palm$ with total glee by having pulled off the greatest heist in world history.

Johnny Walker Read , says: January 22, 2021 at 7:35 pm GMT • 4.3 hours ago

Former President Trump is playing his final scene today, making ready to hand over the lead part of a government like reality show to the mentally infirm Joe Biden. Biden, with history of pathological lying and a trail of crimes and associations with other crimes had no actual chance of winning a real election, but real elections are now only part of America's history.
Trumped & Dumped: The Psychological Operation Scrambles to Survive | Jack Mullen
https://blog.thegovernmentrag.com/2021/01/21/trumped-dumped-psychological-operation-enters-phase-two/

Majority of One , says: January 22, 2021 at 8:09 pm GMT • 3.8 hours ago
@Old and Grumpy wn individual of blackmail able importance -- was discovered in one of Ep$tein's logs).

Anyone notice how the Joint Chiefs of $taff for the U$ armed forces put out a notice to all military personnel that they must not participate in acts of sedition prior to the coronation of the Kamal's Foote/Biding administration.? Since the days of their attempted Operation Northwoods false flag scheme to attack Cuba, which was vetoed by JFK (among his other sins against the Deepe$t $tate); the proof was already in the pudding that the JC$ is dirty and our military is compromised by their chains of command from the top-down -- which is the way the enemies of We The People choose to employ their nefarious control system over one and all -- excepting, of course, the Elite$ themselves.

Spanky , says: January 22, 2021 at 8:51 pm GMT • 3.1 hours ago
@Mefobills of savvy self-promoter and foil for Hillary. That would explain a lot, especially Hillary's (and the Democrats) absolute hatred of Trump and his supporters. That his shtick worked is testament to both his talent for self-promotion and our dislike of Hillary. Guess she miscalculated

In any case, it became obvious that either the fix was in, when he refused to back Flynn and appointed swamp creatures to fill his administrations' posts, or Trump was a fool. But that's not to say he wasn't useful in exposing the media and deep state's contempt, hatred and fear of us -- deplorables all -- by personifying it in their attacks on him.

The question that matters now, for populists, is how do we avoid the leadership trap?

gotmituns , says: January 22, 2021 at 9:10 pm GMT • 2.7 hours ago
@FoSquare

For the most part, our entire legal profession has been taken over by an overeducated, inexperienced crowd of people who are not able to deal in "Letter" and "Spirit" of law. They're prisoners of the letter of the law because their only background is of the spoken and written word.

[Jan 22, 2021] Woman I know was arrested by the FBI for going to the Capitol protest.

Jan 22, 2021 | www.unz.com

Alden , says: January 21, 2021 at 10:09 am GMT • 15.9 hours ago

Woman I know was arrested by the FBI for going to the Capitol protest. She's a physician in her 50s. She did vote for Trump. She does think the hatred directed towards Trump was just insane. But otherwise she's a standard conventional liberal. It's frightening that someone like her was arrested.

The FBI must be looking at everyone's credit cards for plane tickets train tickets gas purchases hotels and meals to see who traveled to DC first week of January.

[Jan 22, 2021] The MSM has been uniformly portraying the Storming of the Capitol as a deadly attack by Trumpists, and using it to potentially justify a huge civil-liberties crackdown. Yet with the sole exception of the one Capitol police officer, all the victims were Trumpists

Jan 22, 2021 | www.unz.com

Ron Unz , says: January 21, 2021 at 9:53 pm GMT • 4.2 hours ago

The MSM has been uniformly portraying the Storming of the Capitol as a deadly attack by Trumpists, and using it to potentially justify a huge civil-liberties crackdown. Yet with the sole exception of the one Capitol police officer, all the victims were Trumpists, one unarmed woman shot by a security guard and the rest who apparently died from strokes or heart-attacks during all the excitement probably because they were elderly or overweight.

Moreover, I've become extremely suspicious of the official MSM account of the killing of that officer. Here's a couple of comments I made a couple of days ago about the alleged killing:

Given that zero details of the incident have come out, I'm getting pretty suspicious.

I wouldn't be surprised if that cop had died from a heart-attack or something, and his death was then conflated with the video of the thrown fire-extinguisher. I'm pretty sure that I read in the NYT that the fire-extinguisher video had nothing to do with the cop's death, and I'm skeptical that there were two entirely separate fire-extinguisher incidents.

As a follow-up, my morning NYT stated that the person who threw the fire-extinguisher in the video has now been charged with "assault." That means it's 100% certain that he didn't kill that cop.

The cop was the only "regime fatality" in the 1/6 incident, and there seems to be absolutely no effort to track down his alleged attacker even though national law enforcement is scouring the country for dozens or hundreds of other minor participants. Why would they make an all-out effort to catch those individuals who were guilty of trespassing and disorderly-conduct without trying to locate the supposed pro-Trump cop-killer?

I think the most logical explanation is that there *was* no cop-killer, and the officer died of more-or-less natural causes, e.g. a stroke brought on by all the excitement

https://www.unz.com/isteve/adl-doxxing-is-bad-except-when-we-do-it/#comment-4413978

Just as numerous people have emphasized, the whole situation sounds like a combination of 9/11 and Charlottesville. But if someone can prove that the alleged cop-killing was actually a media hoax, maybe average Americans would become suspicious about other elements of the official story, and deflect some of these plans.

I think Glenn Greenwald would be glad to blast it out, and he has a large public platform:

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-new-domestic-war-on-terror-is

[Jan 22, 2021] Trump's been deleted from internet, and any one of us could be next

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... It's all been clearly coordinated. The Deep State and big business and the media working together. Police are instructed to create unrest on Capitol Hill, allow "rioters" into the building. The media report it as an "attempted coup", while the social networks remove all of Trump's denunciations so he can be blamed for "inciting violence". ..."
"... They created the lie. They spread the lie. They silenced anyone who would dare say that this is the lie. They have, as Karl Rove would put it, "created reality", and now we're here analyzing it. ..."
"... The precedent has been created. They can ban anyone they want and make up the reasons later. ..."
"... The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater. ..."
"... As Trump was on his way out of the door, they chose to make it very clear to him who was actually in charge. Which has broader benefits, of course. Occasionally, concentration camp guards would shoot somebody entirely at random. ..."
"... They are now busily reinforcing and imposing tyrannical corporate dictatorship by destroying the rights, freedom of speech and reputations of anyone still brave enough to oppose them. The last great stronghold of democracy, the proles' only way of ever removing corrupt and failed leaders peacefully, has fallen under their full control. ..."
"... Biden is blatantly a senile puppet president approved and selected by the elites, then elected by fraud rather than by the American people. The leftists who laboured so hard to save us from Orange Man Bad have only saved the corrupt power system exploiting us all. ..."
Jan 22, 2021 | off-guardian.org

It's all been clearly coordinated. The Deep State and big business and the media working together. Police are instructed to create unrest on Capitol Hill, allow "rioters" into the building. The media report it as an "attempted coup", while the social networks remove all of Trump's denunciations so he can be blamed for "inciting violence".

They created the lie. They spread the lie. They silenced anyone who would dare say that this is the lie. They have, as Karl Rove would put it, "created reality", and now we're here analyzing it.

It was a big lie, this time, because it had to be. Because the man – or rather the office – was big. But for Joe Blo it can be a small lie. "He posted child porn" or "He was spreading hate" or "He was denying the pandemic" .

The precedent has been created. They can ban anyone they want and make up the reasons later.

Frank Zappa famously said :

The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.

Well, we've been shown the wall, and we're being encouraged to cheer because the first person to run into it was Donald Trump. Rather predictably, millions have fallen for it.


Emily Durron , Jan 16, 2021 8:48 PM

As Trump was on his way out of the door, they chose to make it very clear to him who was actually in charge. Which has broader benefits, of course. Occasionally, concentration camp guards would shoot somebody entirely at random. The reason? "Pour encourager les autres". Politicians and hopeful politicians have been served notice to stay on the reservation. And that's that. No more aberrations will be allowed.

Thomas Tschoepke , Jan 16, 2021 2:30 PM

Watch the movie "Wag the Dog" and it would be enough

I_left_the_left , Jan 17, 2021 1:44 PM

Leftists and ex-leftists like me have long hated and opposed 'the system', especially the US state and its long, bloody record of corruption and military intervention for the benefit of the military-industrial complex, not for the American workers forced to fund the US state, and who naively offered their sons to die in the endless foreign wars the witless politicians approved. But the system tricked the hugely influential leftist movement into thinking Trump embodied the US system they hated, rather than threaten it. Blinded by mass-manufactured hate, leftists just couldn't and still can't see that Trump, the DC outsider and the greatest anti-politician of our time, was their key ally and asset against the corrupt system and mega-rich political class Trump famously called 'the swamp', and which Americans elected him to drain. The tragedy is that leftist hysteria and hate have been fundamental to ruining Trump's epic rescue mission for US democracy, and for ensuring the survival of the political elites and big tech corporate power we all hate.

They are now busily reinforcing and imposing tyrannical corporate dictatorship by destroying the rights, freedom of speech and reputations of anyone still brave enough to oppose them. The last great stronghold of democracy, the proles' only way of ever removing corrupt and failed leaders peacefully, has fallen under their full control.

Biden is blatantly a senile puppet president approved and selected by the elites, then elected by fraud rather than by the American people. The leftists who laboured so hard to save us from Orange Man Bad have only saved the corrupt power system exploiting us all.

[Jan 22, 2021] The pot calling the cattle black again: Senate Dems File Ethics Complaint Against Cruz, Hawley For Objecting To Electoral Results

Look how perfectly applicable is the phase "The complaint wants the Ethics Committee to investigate whether Cruz and Hawley failed to "[p]ut loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to persons, party, or Government department," to key Russiagaters
Notable quotes:
"... they "engaged in criminal conduct, or unethical or improper behavior." ..."
"... The Democratic Senators are also asking the Ethics Committee to "offer recommendations for strong disciplinary action, including up to expulsion or censure, if warranted by the facts uncovered." ..."
"... Its as if democrats didnt spend 4 years and millions of dollars questioning the validity of the prevous election. ..."
Jan 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

The complaint wants the Ethics Committee to investigate whether Cruz and Hawley failed to "[p]ut loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to persons, party, or Government department," or if they engaged in "improper conduct reflecting on the Senate" linked to the January 6 Capitol 'riot.'

The Democratic senators also outlined several questions they believed should be probed as part of an Ethics Committee investigation including if they were in touch with coordinators for the rally , if they encouraged any "insurrectionist" acts or if they "engaged in criminal conduct, or unethical or improper behavior."

"While it was within Senators' rights to object to the electors, the conduct of Senators Cruz and Hawley, and potentially others, went beyond that," they wrote in the letter to Ethics Committee leadership.

Cruz and Hawley, two potential 2024 presidential contenders, have denounced the mob that breached the Capitol but they've also stood by their decisions to object to the Electoral College results from Arizona and Pennsylvania, respectively. - The Hill

During the counting of electoral votes, Cruz objected to Arizona's results, while Hawley objected to Pennsylvania's results following the Capitol attack, when a group of Trump supporters and at least one prominent member of BLM breached the Capitol building and occupied it for a brief period of time before leaving on their own.

The Democratic Senators are also asking the Ethics Committee to "offer recommendations for strong disciplinary action, including up to expulsion or censure, if warranted by the facts uncovered."

Forgero 3 hours ago

Its as if democrats didnt spend 4 years and millions of dollars questioning the validity of the prevous election.

[Jan 20, 2021] The Mob Did Not Win!, the plutocratic oligarchy did by The Saker

Jan 19, 2021 | www.unz.com

Most certainly not the abstract concept of "law and order". For one thing, it is now abundantly clear that some cops deliberately let a (rather small) subset of protestors not only across police lines but even inside the Capitol Building itself. That is not exactly law and order, now is it? Furthermore, it is now also clear that Ashli Babbitt was very deliberately shot by an (apparently black) cop who was then quickly hidden away from sight by the authorities. Not exactly law and order either.

Neither did the abstract concept of "democracy" win anything that day. Many protesters were recorded saying that the Capitol building belonged to the people, not to the people working in it on behalf of the people. They are right. But even if we accept the notion that those who entered the building were trespassing, the massive crackdown on free speech which immediately followed the events at the Capitol is a clear sign that "democracy" did not win that day. More about that later.

So who won?

Well, look who is celebrating and who is now demanding that punitive and even repressive measures be taken against Trump supporters:

The Democrats The united legacy corporate ziomedia The letter soup agencies and their top officials Most of the GOP leaders The War Lobby (including lots of ex Cold Warriors) Big Money (MIC, Oil, Pharma, Jails and Prisons, etc.) The Israel Lobby (especially the ADL -- see here and here ) The Russia-hating Lobby Antifa/BLM/etc The many freaks of nature leading various "minorities" Big Tech megacorporations a la Google and Amazon

The list is longer, of course, and it includes pretty much all the folks afflicted with the now famous Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS).

Our list looks like a cocktail of very different actors, but is that really the case?

I submit that if we look closely at this list of possible "winners" we can quickly see that we are dealing with a single social category /group whose "diversity" is only apparent. Here is what all these groups have in common:

They are numerically small, definitely a minority They are very wealthy They are very close to the real centers of power They share the same narcissistic (Neocon) ideology of self-worship They are driven by the same hate-based ideology of revenge They don't care about the people of the USA They want to dismantle the US Constitutional order

On the basis of these common characteristics, I believe that we can speak about a social class united by a common ideology .

Now, of course, in the plutocratic oligarchy (which the United States in reality is), the notion of "class" has been declared heretical and it has been replaced by identity politics -- the best way for a ruling class to (a) hide behind a fake illusion of pluralism and (b) to divide the people and rule over them.

I have already written about what I consider to be a US version of the Soviet Nomenklatura , a special ruling class which was official in the (comparatively much more honest) Soviet system but which is always hidden from sight by the rulers of the United States.

The actual word we use are not that important: Nomenklatura , class, caste, establishment, powers that be, deep state, etc. -- they all approximate the reality of a small gang of self-declared "elites" (as opposed to the "deplorables") ruling with total impunity and no checks and balances mitigating their de facto dictatorship. Some well-intentioned people began speaking about the "1%" -- which is not bad, even if the actual figure is even smaller than just one percent. Others used "Wall Street" (as in the "occupy WS" movement), again -- not a bad attempt to describe the problem. Whatever the terms you chose, what is certain is that this entity has what Marx would call a " class consciousness " which produces a single " class ideology " characterized by an extremely strong sense of "us versus them" .

By the way, while I disagree with any notion that the US Nomenklatura is Marxist or Socialist in any way, I very much agree that these "elites" are displaying an ideological zeal very similar to what Trotskysts or Nazis typically exhibit, especially when confronted with the "deplorables" or, like FoxNews says, the "mob" (the Polish word " bydło " -- cattle -- very accurately renders this contempt for the masses).

In fact, they see us all as their "class enemy" . And they are quite correct, by the way.

Their ideology is messianic, racist, violent and hate filled while the members of this US Nomenklatura see themselves as the cream of the crop, the "chosen people", whose "destiny" is to rule over the "dark and primitive" "mob".

This contempt for the "mob" is something which self-described "liberals" always try to conceal, but which always comes out, be it in 1917 Russia or in 2021 USA. There is a weird logic to this, by the way. It goes something like this: " we are clearly superior to the plebes, yet these plebes seem to reject that notion, these plebes are therefore a "dark mob" which absolutely needs to be strictly ruled by us ". The underlying assumption is that plebes are dangerous, they can always riot and threaten "us". Hence the need for a police state. QED.

[Jan 20, 2021] Are You Ready for Total (Ideological) War by CJ Hopkins

Notable quotes:
"... Oh, yes, you really did it this time! You stormed the goddamned US Capitol. You and your racist, Russia-backed army of bison-hat wearing half-naked actors have meddled with the primal forces of GloboCap, and now, by God, you will atone! ..."
"... No, do not try to minimize your crimes. You entered a building without permission! The building where America simulates democracy! You walked around in there waving silly flags! You went into the Chamber, into people's offices! One of you actually put his filthy populist feet up on Pelosi's desk ON HER DESK! This aggression will not stand! ..."
Jan 12, 2021 | off-guardian.org

So, welcome to 2021! If last week was any indication, it is going to be quite an exciting year. It is going to be the year in which GloboCap reminds everyone who is actually in charge and restores "normality" throughout the world.

or at least attempts to restore "normality," or the "New Normality," or the "Great Normal Reset," or "The New Normal War on Domestic Terror" or whatever they eventually decide to call it.

In any event, whatever they call it, GloboCap is done playing grab-ass. They have had it with all this "populism" malarkey that has been going on for the last four years.

Yes, that's right, the party is over, you Russian-backed white supremacist terrorists! You Trump-loving, anti-mask grandmother killers! You anti-vax, election-fraud-conspiracy theorists! You deviants who refuse to follow orders, wear your damn masks, vote for who they tell you, and believe whatever completely nonsensical official propaganda they pour into your heads!

Oh, yes, you really did it this time! You stormed the goddamned US Capitol. You and your racist, Russia-backed army of bison-hat wearing half-naked actors have meddled with the primal forces of GloboCap, and now, by God, you will atone!

No, do not try to minimize your crimes. You entered a building without permission! The building where America simulates democracy! You walked around in there waving silly flags! You went into the Chamber, into people's offices! One of you actually put his filthy populist feet up on Pelosi's desk ON HER DESK! This aggression will not stand!

OK, before I go any further with this essay, I need to explain to my regular readers (in case it wasn't already clear) that I've decided to forswear every word I've ever written, and all my principles, and my common sense, and join the remainder of my old leftist and liberal friends in the orgy of online hate and outrage they are currently mindlessly indulging in.

Yes, I realize this comes as a shock, but I have seen the GloboCap writing on the wall, and I don't want to you know, get ideologically "cleansed," or charged with " extremism ," or " insurrectionism ," or " domestic terrorism ," or " populism ," or whatever.

I'm already in enough trouble as it is for not playing ball with their " apocalyptic plague ," and whatever else I am, I am certainly no martyr, and I have a career in the arts to consider, so I have decided to listen to my inner coward and join the goose-stepping global-capitalist mob, which is why this column sounds slightly out of character.

See, back in the old days, before my conversion, I would have made fun of my liberal friends for calling this "storming" of the Capitol a "coup," or an "insurrection," and for demanding that the protesters be prosecuted as "domestic terrorists."

I probably would have scolded them a bit for taking to the Internet and spewing their hatred at the unarmed woman shot dead by the police like a pack of soulless, totalitarian jackals.

I might have even made a reference to that infamous scene in Schindler's List where the crowd of "normal" German citizens all laugh and jeer as the Jews are marched away to the ghetto by the Nazi goons.

But, now that I have seen the light, I see how bad and wrong that would have been. Clearly, trespassing in the US Capitol is a crime that should be punishable by death. And comparing contemporary American liberals to the "good Germans" during the Nazi era is so outrageous that well, it should probably be censored.

So, good thing I decided not to do that!

Plus, the woman was a "devoted conspiracy theorist," so she got what she deserved, right? ( "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes" was the official liberal shibboleth, I believe.)

In fact (and I hope my liberal friends are still reading this), the police should have shot the entire lot of them! All these Russian-backed Nazi insurrectionists should have been gunned down right there on the spot, preferably by muscle-bound corporate mercenaries and CIA snipers in Black Hawk helicopters with big Facebook and Twitter logos on them!

Actually, anyone who trespassed in the Capitol Building (which is like a cathedral), or just came to the protest wearing a MAGA hat, should be hunted down by federal authorities, charged as a "domestic white-supremacist terrorist," frog-marched out onto Black Lives Matter Plaza, and shot, in the face, live, on TV, so that everyone can watch and howl at their screens like the Two Minutes Hate in 1984 . That would teach these "insurrectionists" a lesson!

Or they could shoot them in one of those corporate-branded stadiums! We could make it a weekly televised event. It's not like there is any shortage of Trump-supporting "domestic terrorists." They could use a different stadium every week, deck the place out with big "New Normal" banners, play music, make speeches, the whole nine yards. Everyone would have to wear masks, of course, and strictly adhere to social distancing. Folks could bring the kids, make a day of it.

How am I doing so far, leftist and liberal friends? No? Not fanatical and hateful enough?

OK, so what is it going to take to convince you that I have changed my tune, got my mind right, and am totally on board with the New Normal totalitarianism? Trump? Sure, I can do Trump. I hate him! He's Hitler! He's Russian Hitler! He's Russian White Supremacist Hitler!

Yes, I know I've spent the last four years pointing out that he isn't actually Hitler, or a Russian agent, and that he's really just the same ridiculous, narcissistic ass clown that he has always been, but I was wrong. He's definitely Hitler, and a Russian agent! He is certainly not just a pathetic old huckster without a single powerful ally in Washington who could not stage an actual coup if Putin nuked every blue state on the map.

No, I soil myself in fear before his awesome power. Never mind that he's just been banned by Facebook , Twitter , and numerous other corporate platforms , and made a fool of by the corporate media, the international political establishment, the Intelligence agencies, and the rest of GloboCap since the day he took the oath of office.

Forget the fact that, although he holds the nuclear launch codes in his tiny little hands and is Commander in Chief of the US military, the most he could do to challenge his removal was file a buttload of hopeless lawsuits and sit around in the Oval Office eating cheeseburgers and tweeting into the night.

No, none of that means a thing, not when he still has the power to "embolden" a few dozen pissed-off Americans to storm ( or calmly walk ) into the Capitol and take selfies sitting in the Vice President's Chair!

Look, the point is, I hate him. And I hate his supporters. I hate everyone who doesn't hate him and his supporters. I hate everyone who won't wear a mask. I hate the Republicans. I hate the Russians. I hate everyone who won't get the vaccine. My God do I hate them! I am so full of hatred and mindless rage that it is making me crazy. I am so consumed with self-righteous hatred, propaganda, and manufactured hysteria that, if Rachel Maddow, or Chris Hayes, or whoever, told me that it was time to round them all up, these "domestic terrorists," these "insurrectionists," these "conspiracy theorists," these "anti-mask extremists" (and anyone else who won't obey us), and put them on trains and send them to camps, I'd probably be OK with that.

How am I doing, liberals? Am I back in the club? Because, I get it. I swear! I'm cured! Praise God! I'm ready to pitch in and do my part. I believe in GloboCap's final victory! I'm willing to work, if our leaders order me, ten, twelve, or fourteen hours a day, and give all I have for GloboCap victory! I am ready for total ideological war an ideological war more total and radical than anything I can even imagine!

Sure, our imaginary enemies are formidable (and this war will probably last forever or at least until the end of global capitalism), but, in the words of one our greatest liberal heroes, George W. Bush, "bring it on!"

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CJ Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His dystopian novel, Zone 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. Volume I of his Consent Factory Essays is published by Consent Factory Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Content, Inc. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

[Jan 20, 2021] The article estimates that the numbers who attended the rally were in the range of 150,000 to 300,000.

Jan 20, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jen , Jan 20 2021 0:04 utc | 57

The Saker has posted an article "What Is To Be Done?" which shows what is apparently the only image of the size of the crowd that attended the Save America rally at President's Park in Washington DC, in support of outgoing President Donald Trump, on 6 January 2021. The image was taken by a journalist affiliated with an Asian media publication.

The article estimates that the numbers who attended the rally were in the range of 150,000 to 300,000.

These articles (see here and here ) state that "thousands" attended the rally on 7 January 2021.

If what The Saker and the other sources whose articles I linked to are correct, then we do not need to wonder why 26,000 National Guard members were needed to safeguard Joe Biden's inauguration.

[Jan 20, 2021] No one is doing threat analysis. This is a pure demonstration of force by neoliberal elite to frighten the opponents of the regime

Jan 19, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

VietnamVet , 19 January 2021 at 11:32 PM

Colonel,

The USA is facing an existential crisis. This month is the thirtieth anniversary of Desert Storm's first invasion of Iraq. Eight tours overseas and two in combat zones in the Air Force can't help but mess with one's head.

The closure of DC and 25,000 National Guard soldiers but no regular army troops guarding the inaugural is weird. No one is doing threat analysis. National Guard units are deployed overseas too. This appears to be to tamp down dissent but keep the Pentagon's hands clean.

Forever Wars, Identity Politics and the Wuhan Coronavirus have brought things to a head. The only way to fight the war against the virus, end the economic depression, short-circuit unrest, and live in a multi-polar world as a 50-state nation is to restore the Constitution and government by and for the people.

This appears not to be an option anymore.

[Jan 20, 2021] Pentagon Accelerates Efforts to Root Out Far-Right Extremism in the Ranks

Jan 20, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Jan 19 2021 11:47 utc | 139

Pentagon Accelerates Efforts to Root Out Far-Right Extremism in the Ranks

The nation's military has a history of downplaying white nationalism and right-wing activism, but the siege of the Capitol has created a new urgency for dealing with them.

I mean they will try.

But, ultimately, they won't succeed. The Pentagon simply wouldn't have enough recruits if they did go all in with this purge.

I still stick with my prediction: the USA will enter a "Byzantine Era", marked by economic, geopolitical decline (more Pacific/West Coast oriented), and by a cultural shift to religious fundamentalism at least in its armed forces.

[Jan 20, 2021] The Military Industrial Complex's Silent Coup to Ensure Nothing Changes

Jan 20, 2021 | www.mintpressnews.com

No doubt about it: the coup d'etat was successful. That January 6 attempt by so-called insurrectionists to overturn the election results was not the real coup, however. Those who answered President Trump's call to march on the Capitol were merely the fall guys, manipulated into creating the perfect crisis for the Deep State -- a.k.a. the Police State a.k.a. the Military Industrial Complex a.k.a. the Techno-Corporate State a.k.a. the Surveillance State -- to swoop in and take control.

It took no time at all for the switch to be thrown and the nation's capital to be placed under a military lockdown, online speech forums restricted, and individuals with subversive or controversial viewpoints ferreted out, investigated, shamed and/or shunned .

This new order didn't emerge into being this week, or this month, or even this year, however.

Indeed, the real coup happened when our government "of the people, by the people, for the people" was overthrown by a profit-driven, militaristic, techno-corporate state that is in cahoots with a government "of the rich, by the elite, for the corporations."

Unpacking the Aftermath of Trump's Coup Attempt With Brian Becker Dan Cohen is joined by the host of The Socialist Program Brian Becker to discuss what we know about Trump's insurrection at the Capitol. MintPress News | Dan Cohen | Jan 14

We've been mired in this swamp for decades now.

Every successive president starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt has been bought lock, stock and barrel and made to dance to the Deep State's tune.

Enter Donald Trump, the candidate who swore to drain the swamp in Washington DC. Instead of putting an end to the corruption, however, Trump paved the way for lobbyists, corporations, the military industrial complex, and the Deep State to feast on the carcass of the dying American republic.

Joe Biden will be no different: his job is to keep the Deep State in power.

Step away from the cult of personality politics and you'll find that beneath the power suits, they're all alike.

Follow the money. It always points the way.

As Bertram Gross noted in Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America , " evil now wears a friendlier face than ever before in American history ."

Writing in 1980, Gross predicted a future in which he saw:

a new despotism creeping slowly across America. Faceless oligarchs sit at command posts of a corporate-government complex that has been slowly evolving over many decades. In efforts to enlarge their own powers and privileges, they are willing to have others suffer the intended or unintended consequences of their institutional or personal greed. For Americans, these consequences include chronic inflation, recurring recession, open and hidden unemployment, the poisoning of air, water, soil and bodies, and, more important, the subversion of our constitution. More broadly, consequences include widespread intervention in international politics through economic manipulation, covert action, or military invasion "

This stealthy, creeping, silent coup that Gross prophesied is the same danger that writer Rod Serling envisioned in the 1964 political thriller Seven Days in May , a clear warning to beware of martial law packaged as a well-meaning and overriding concern for the nation's security.

Incredibly enough, almost 60 years later, we find ourselves hostages to a government run more by military doctrine and corporate greed than by the rule of law established in the Constitution. Indeed, proving once again that fact and fiction are not dissimilar, today's current events could well have been lifted straight out of Seven Days in May , which takes viewers into eerily familiar terrain.

The premise is straightforward.

With the Cold War at its height, an unpopular U.S. President signs a momentous nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union. Believing that the treaty constitutes an unacceptable threat to the security of the United States and certain that he knows what is best for the nation, General James Mattoon Scott (played by Burt Lancaster), the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and presidential hopeful, plans a military takeover of the national government. When Gen. Scott's aide, Col. Casey (Kirk Douglas), discovers the planned military coup, he goes to the President with the information. The race for command of the U.S. government begins, with the clock ticking off the hours until the military plotters plan to overthrow the President.

Needless to say, while on the big screen, the military coup is foiled and the republic is saved in a matter of hours, in the real world, the plot thickens and spreads out over the past half century.

We've been losing our freedoms so incrementally for so long -- sold to us in the name of national security and global peace, maintained by way of martial law disguised as law and order, and enforced by a standing army of militarized police and a political elite determined to maintain their powers at all costs -- that it's hard to pinpoint exactly when it all started going downhill, but we've been on that fast-moving, downward trajectory for some time now.

A Nation Imploding: Digital Tyranny, Insurrection and Martial Law John and Nisha Whitehead on the constitutional fallout of the Capitol protests and social media deplatforming that followed. MintPress News | John Whitehead | Jan 13

The question is no longer whether the U.S. government will be preyed upon and taken over by the military industrial complex. That's a done deal, but martial law disguised as national security is only one small part of the greater deception we've been fooled into believing is for our own good.

How do you get a nation to docilely accept a police state? How do you persuade a populace to accept metal detectors and pat downs in their schools, bag searches in their train stations, tanks and military weaponry used by their small town police forces, surveillance cameras in their traffic lights, police strip searches on their public roads, unwarranted blood draws at drunk driving checkpoints, whole body scanners in their airports, and government agents monitoring their communications?

Try to ram such a state of affairs down the throats of the populace, and you might find yourself with a rebellion on your hands. Instead, you bombard them with constant color-coded alerts, terrorize them with shootings and bomb threats in malls, schools, and sports arenas, desensitize them with a steady diet of police violence, and sell the whole package to them as being for their best interests.

This present military occupation of the nation's capital by 25,000 troops as part of the so-called "peaceful" transfer of power from one administration to the next is telling.

This is not the language of a free people. This is the language of force.

Still, you can't say we weren't warned.

Back in 2008, an Army War College report revealed that "widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security." The 44-page report went on to warn that potential causes for such civil unrest could include another terrorist attack, "unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order , purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters."

In 2009, reports by the Department of Homeland Security surfaced that labeled right-wing and left-wing activists and military veterans as extremists (a.k.a. terrorists) and called on the government to subject such targeted individuals to full-fledged pre-crime surveillance. Almost a decade later, after spending billions to fight terrorism, the DHS concluded that the greater threat is not ISIS but domestic right-wing extremism .

Meanwhile, the police have been transformed into extensions of the military while the nation itself has been transformed into a battlefield. This is what a state of undeclared martial law looks like, when you can be arrested, tasered, shot, brutalized and in some cases killed merely for not complying with a government agent's order or not complying fast enough. This hasn't just been happening in crime-ridden inner cities. It's been happening all across the country.

And then you've got the government, which has been steadily amassing an arsenal of military weapons for use domestically and equipping and training their "troops" for war. Even government agencies with largely administrative functions such as the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Smithsonian have been acquiring body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition. In fact, there are now at least 120,000 armed federal agents carrying such weapons who possess the power to arrest.

Rounding out this profit-driven campaign to turn American citizens into enemy combatants (and America into a battlefield) is a technology sector that has been colluding with the government to create a Big Brother that is all-knowing, all-seeing and inescapable . It's not just the drones, fusion centers , license plate readers, stingray devices and the NSA that you have to worry about. You're also being tracked by the black boxes in your cars , your cell phone, smart devices in your home, grocery loyalty cards, social media accounts, credit cards, streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, and e-book reader accounts.

What If Jesus Had Been Born in the American Police State? Today, Jesus' anti-government views would certainly have resulted in him being labeled a domestic extremist by law enforcement agencies. MintPress News | John Whitehead | Dec 22, 2020

So you see, January 6 and its aftermath provided the government and its corporate technocrats the perfect excuse to show off all of the powers they've been amassing so assiduously over the years.

Mind you, by "government," I'm not referring to the highly partisan, two-party bureaucracy of the Republicans and Democrats.

I'm referring to "government" with a capital "G," the entrenched Deep State that is unaffected by elections, unaltered by populist movements, and has set itself beyond the reach of the law.

I'm referring to the corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country and calling the shots in Washington DC, no matter who sits in the White House.

This is the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.

Brace yourself.

There is something being concocted in the dens of power, far beyond the public eye, and it doesn't bode well for the future of this country.

Anytime you have an entire nation so mesmerized by the antics of the political ruling class that they are oblivious to all else, you'd better beware.

Anytime you have a government that operates in the shadows, speaks in a language of force, and rules by fiat, you'd better beware.

And anytime you have a government so far removed from its people as to ensure that they are never seen, heard or heeded by those elected to represent them, you'd better beware.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People , we are at our most vulnerable right now.

All of those dastardly seeds we have allowed the government to sow under the guise of national security are bearing demon fruit.

The gravest threat facing us as a nation is not extremism but despotism, exercised by a ruling class whose only allegiance is to power and money.

Feature photo | Two White House Marine stand at the front doors at the US Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. The door was damaged from last week's violent protest. Jim Lo Scalzo | Pool via AP

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His books Battlefield America: The War on the American People and A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State are available online at www.amazon.com . He can be contacted at [email protected] . Click here to read more of John Whitehead's commentaries.

[Jan 20, 2021] Biden will technically be President , so it's time to ask ourselves what kind of world are we in for?

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... If not for the "new normal" we 100% would guarantee a new war – or a restarted old war – within a year. As it stands, we're only 60% sure they'll be some kind of military intervention sometime soon (Venezuela wouldn't be a surprise). ..."
"... The real crackdowns are going to be domestic. There is a huge push to take "domestic terrorism" seriously , and that will go hand-in-hand with increased purges of social media (again with "Russian disinformation" playing a major role). ..."
"... I wonder if the military occupation was designed to disguise the total lack of support, given the evidence of election fraud. You couldn't get more emptiness and virtual absence of reality if the military conducted the installation in a bunker in the dying days of the Reich. ..."
"... Another poster said it looked like a junta in a minor banana dictatorship. Spot on. It was a military installation visually and in a political sense for there were no people. ..."
Jan 20, 2021 | off-guardian.org

This particular inauguration is going to look a lot different from all the others – the twin bogus narratives of coronavirus and the "attempted coup" on January 6th have forced, FORCED, capitol city into an almost Martial Law-like standing.

A heavy troop presence as your leader is sworn in is one of the hallmarks of legitimacy, you understand. And not even slightly a sign of power being seized illegitimately.

That said, Biden will technically be "President", so it's time to ask ourselves – what kind of world are we in for?

For one thing, it's possible they are preparing to sideline the covid "pandemic" narrative , as the mayor of Chicago and governor of New York have both said that lockdowns need to end, and a report has been published saying lockdowns don't work.

Internationally it's likely to be business as usual. If you look at his cabinet choices, from Victoria Nuland to Samantha power , we have a LOT of warmongers who bleat about America's "responsibility to protect". While politicians and pundits are already rebuking Trump & Johnson for failing in US/UK's "moral leadership" of the world, or praising Biden for his plans to "counter Russian disinformation".

If not for the "new normal" we 100% would guarantee a new war – or a restarted old war – within a year. As it stands, we're only 60% sure they'll be some kind of military intervention sometime soon (Venezuela wouldn't be a surprise).

The real crackdowns are going to be domestic. There is a huge push to take "domestic terrorism" seriously , and that will go hand-in-hand with increased purges of social media (again with "Russian disinformation" playing a major role).

The big question is whether the inauguration will go off smoothly, or they'll try another manufactured incident to sell that agenda.

How do you think President Creepy Uncle Joe is going to shape our world? How long before, for whatever reason, Kamala Harris replaces him? Will the pandemic be "solved"? Will we have a new war? Discuss below.

Jan 21, 2021 2:24 AM

Washington DC was empty except for the troops. Windblown streets. Jason Goodman did his walkabout could not even get a distant view of the Capitol. It's as if no one voted for Biden: no supporters even tried to attend the inauguration. You would have expected someone a few diehards who hadn't heard about the military occupation.

I wonder if the military occupation was designed to disguise the total lack of support, given the evidence of election fraud. You couldn't get more emptiness and virtual absence of reality if the military conducted the installation in a bunker in the dying days of the Reich.

Another poster said it looked like a junta in a minor banana dictatorship. Spot on. It was a military installation visually and in a political sense for there were no people.

An inauguration of the leader of a nation cannot be legitimate if the people play no part .

Celebrities cheered with exaggerated leering grins and lockjaw, tongues lolling in a vain caricature of support from the class of paid actors.

The term 'State Actor' has a new meaning today. The Corporatist Media could not recognise its own banality. This was like the USSR Actors' Union huddling and fawning around Secretary General Brezhnev as the Soviet Union teetered to collapse.

Social cretinism is the best one can say about this sorry debacle but I fear it is something much, much worse.

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Disillusioned Peasant , Jan 21, 2021 2:38 AM Reply to theobalt

Agreed, Trump was used as a puppet to shame anybody who questions the narrative or resists the deep state. He was asked to be a cartoon, a ridiculous exaggeration of a "traditionalist" or "nationalist" to forever tarnish that stance. He was basically the Alex Jones president .the ultimate controlled opposition. A clown.

I'm so embarrassed I fell for it in 2016. Of COURSE he was phony. Jan 21, 2021 1:39 AM

The snake as a new head. It's still the same snake. It still crawls on it's belly and it still spits the same lies on behalf of the masters who stand behind the curtain. We could still hear Bush Sr when Clinton spoke ; We could still hear Bush Jr when Obama spoke. Red and Blue are the same colour.

It was refreshing in parts to have an American president who didn't try to contrive a narrative that would justify invading another country or contrive yet another cell of 'radicalised' terrorists. No explosions on home soil intended to be taken as an attack from foreign soil. Nothing in four years.

It was all the more surprising as many believed that Trump was and is a great real estate dealer and TV celebrity who has manufactured his charisma from arrogance and ignorance. He has never been celebrated for much beyond his business acumen in the real estate area and TV. This wasn't exactly an erudite man. Former presidents of different ages were and were capable of putting it on paper in their memoirs. Trump was the sign of the times ; a Twitter president. His reign was punctuated by the occasional flexing of Uncle Sam's muscles with threats and a go -ahead-punk-make-our-day approach to public speaking. Yet still no threats of war. This was an odd four years. That odd = peace says more about the US than Trump though. So, what was his role ?

In 2001 we had the Twin Towers. The most dramatic mass murder and the destruction of the laws of Physics and Logic all in one day. Soon after we had the destruction of personal freedom and the creation of domestic terror. It had been suggested by Philip Zelikow three years earlier that a 'searing event such as a terror attack' would be a useful and effective tool in transforming the future by breaking away from the past in no uncertain terms. It would be the event that nobody dare question, and that would be perfect for creating a real fear within the people of the west that such a disaster could occur any time without warning. All they needed was the right salesman to address us.

And so the Patriot Act was born. The surveillance of everyone in their streets, in other towns and their homes was pushed through as a public health measure and a matter of national security. If you protested you were a ' 9 /11 denier' and 'unpatriotic'. If we went too long without evidence of this terror then somewhere would be bombed and the bomber would be 'neutralised' before we would ever learn who was behind it. It took time to become a 'new normal' but it became the 'new normal'. Complain- you were a 'dangerous' conspiracy theorist; in some states it was considered grounds to label you under the mental health act. Just for asking questions. This was how to protect democracy- by tyranny.

So, two decades on we were ready and primed.

Gates and his cohort billionaire 'philanderers' had been beavering away for decades creating more subtle forms of terror. No bangs; no smoke; no mess. These 'missiles' were microbes and the control groups had been observed closely. From mice, to bats to black people to gay people. Once the results /data became big enough numbers, the bomb factory went to work behind the closed doors of 'Cancer Research ' facilities.

We all know now about the hypothetical exercises 'imagined' by the Gates 'Good Club' ; nightmares of being unprepared etc. They penned in 2030 as target date for the endgame. . A date that will have seen the human race enslaved or culled by their terrorism.

Liability would have been taken off the table, giving them free reign. All involved sank their pennies into the manufacturing of these little bombs. And all Academic Institutions, MSM platforms, and pharmaceutical industries were funded by Gates and Co. Then Monsanto and it's subsidiaries were purchased the same way, and the same immunity from prosecution granted from the damaging synthetic /poison crops and food.

So, 2020, was Trump's last stand. He had his '9 /11'. He had domestic bio terrorists. Then the rest of the world had it. We had the same threats to national security and the same 'need' for a new version of a Dystopian Patriot Act.

This wasn't about ISIS or Al -Qaeda and their radicalised lunatics. Trump had found a new group of Bogeymen. China. He would have sounded a bit paranoid if Russia was blamed for something again. Besides, everyone knows that all SARS- type or flu-like viruses are made in China quicker and cheaper. And the US should know that by looking in their many, many stockpiles in their own Biological War labs they pretend are trying to cure cancer.

Trump decided to refer to the Covid 19 virus as 'The Chinese disease '. Fang Ling Fauci had told him to on behalf of Wong Sing Gates.

He went on to call himself a 'war time president' ( there you go- he got one).

He invoked the Defence Production Act, an old Cold War law which allows the Executive Branch to control and redirect the production and distribution of scarce materials deemed "essential to the national defense. " In an executive order dated March 18th, 2020.

To add another layer to the movie the troops were brought in and all medics were now 'heroes on the front line'.

The script went global. It began in the country that Gates had composed such a hypothetical scenario- America. Hence the 'Chinese Disease'. It was the new war on terror minus the James Bond bad guy Bin Laden.

So Trump ushered it in right on time. It didn't win the election( we were told). Instead, it won it for Obama's man, Biden.

Biden and Obama were the most vehement advocates of Monsanto, Sterilisation, and Social Technology ( eugenics ; social cleansing). Obama was made a very wealthy man for his services to the Gates agenda, pharma and GM / Frankenfood. He was surprisingly racist as well as elitist. Tom Vilsack was their frontman. Biden has already called him out of retirement.

So, given the 'war-on-(bio)-terror ' that was born in the USA and sold worldwide, there was no place for Trump. His job was to let the the 'enemy' in, warn us of the possible 'war ahead' and leave it to Gates. But Trump seemed to have spotted that and didn't seem too keen on the narrative. So, come on down Barack O Biden. The timing's right.. Jan 20, 2021 11:40 PM Reply to Ben

Do not be bamboozled, in SHAM DEMOCRACY USA there is only one party, THE REPUBLICRATS (the WAR RACKETEER CORPORATE FASCIST political racket so corrupt it needs two aliases).

"This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."

~ Frederick Douglas, 1857

Schmitz Katze , Jan 20, 2021 10:44 PM

„That said, Biden will technically be "President", so it's time to ask ourselves – what kind of world are we in for?
The real crackdowns are going to be domestic.-
Will the pandemic be "solved"? „

It will only be solved when people have had enough of it. The deep state got rid of Trump (for the timebeing-) under the guise of a pandemic. For them and their minions in MSM, government and academia it´s a gift that keeps on giving, with never ending corona mutation fearporn.
It´s totalitarianism, it´s dystopia under under the guise of – domestic-safety.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4hBCBdutUE

[Jan 20, 2021] Did not Trumpstein promise to lead the march to the Capitol Building ..but instead snuck off to his limo and scurried back to the safety of the White House to watch the farce he encouraged on TV?

Notable quotes:
"... Did not Trumpstein promise to lead the march to the Capitol Building ..but instead snuck off to his limo and scurried back to the safety of the White House to watch the farce he encouraged on TV? No balls to go along with no brains. ..."
"... With his gift for bullshit and demagoguery, he could handily siphon off 60% of the R base i.e. the aggrieved rube demographic and the hideous Chrissie morons. Of course, there would be a bit of risk ask the Kennedy family. ..."
Jan 20, 2021 | off-guardian.org

nsa says: January 10, 2021 at 5:58 am GMT • 22.9 hours ago • 100 Words

Did not Trumpstein promise to lead the march to the Capitol Building ..but instead snuck off to his limo and scurried back to the safety of the White House to watch the farce he encouraged on TV? No balls to go along with no brains.

He could even now form a Populist third party and easily bury the Rs, just as the Rs buried the Whigs 170 years ago. With his gift for bullshit and demagoguery, he could handily siphon off 60% of the R base i.e. the aggrieved rube demographic and the hideous Chrissie morons. Of course, there would be a bit of risk ask the Kennedy family.

[Jan 20, 2021] LOL: Clinton, Pelosi ask "Was Russia/Putin involved in the riots?"

Jan 20, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Zanon , Jan 19 2021 8:11 utc | 137

LOL!

Clinton, Pelosi: Was Russia/Putin involved in the riots?
https://www.foxbangor.com/national-news/clinton-suggests-putin-may-have-known-about-riot-in-capitol-pelosi-wants-9-11-commission-type-probe/

[Jan 19, 2021] Turley On The No-Show Option -- Trump Could Sit Out The Senate Trial And Still Prevail

Notable quotes:
"... In fairness, people on both sides are struggling to deal with this novel impeachment. While I have stated that I do not wish to serve as the president's counsel, I have spoken to members of Congress and the White House on the historical and constitutional backgrounds for a trial. From a purely strategic perspective, I believe Trump may be wise to skip any trial. ..."
"... First, he was denied due process when the House held an unprecedented "snap impeachment" without a hearing or inquiry even though a trial likely would not occur immediately. ..."
"... Second, the impeachment article is poorly crafted and poorly conceived, built around assertions that Trump's Jan. 6 speech to supporters was an "incitement to insurrection." His speech raised potentially impeachable grounds; I condemned it as he gave it and opposed his challenge of electoral votes from the outset. But as I wrote previously , it would have been far better to censure him for it in a bipartisan, bicameral resolution. ..."
"... He can legitimately argue that a private citizen cannot be impeached and that the Senate cannot remove a person from office who has already left. ..."
Jan 19, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris assures us the Senate can politically "multitask" to deal with an impeachment, an incoming Biden administration and a pandemic.

However, the threshold question is whether this is constitutionally one of those tasks -- and for soon-to-be citizen Donald Trump , the best defense may be no defense at all.

In fairness, people on both sides are struggling to deal with this novel impeachment. While I have stated that I do not wish to serve as the president's counsel, I have spoken to members of Congress and the White House on the historical and constitutional backgrounds for a trial. From a purely strategic perspective, I believe Trump may be wise to skip any trial.

For a notorious counterpuncher, avoiding a fight might be the most difficult decision of all, particularly because he has obvious defenses.

First, he was denied due process when the House held an unprecedented "snap impeachment" without a hearing or inquiry even though a trial likely would not occur immediately.

Even a one-day hearing would have allowed evidence to be discussed as well as a formal request for a response.

Second, the impeachment article is poorly crafted and poorly conceived, built around assertions that Trump's Jan. 6 speech to supporters was an "incitement to insurrection." His speech raised potentially impeachable grounds; I condemned it as he gave it and opposed his challenge of electoral votes from the outset. But as I wrote previously , it would have been far better to censure him for it in a bipartisan, bicameral resolution.

While impeachment can be based on noncriminal grounds, Trump's speech alone did not amount to criminal incitement. Absent direct evidence of intent, a criminal charge would likely collapse in an actual trial or on appeal on First Amendment grounds. Trump expressly called for his supporters "to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard." He told them to go to the Capitol "to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women," to "fight like hell" to challenge the election, and to remind unsupportive Republicans that their actions would not be forgotten. It was a reckless speech -- but, in a court of law, it would constitute protected speech.

Despite the strength of such defenses, the president must first decide whether he wants to sit for trial at all. He can legitimately argue that a private citizen cannot be impeached and that the Senate cannot remove a person from office who has already left.

Article I, Section 4, of the Constitution states that the sole purpose of an impeachment trial is whether "the president, vice president and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office." While the Senate can later add a disqualification from holding federal office again, that is only after removal is decided -- because it is a question of the penalty, not the purpose of the proceeding.

The Constitution refers to a present-tense status of "the president." That status is key to other provisions bestowing official powers and privileges, which do not linger after leaving office. No one would argue that Trump could continue to exercise those powers once President-elect Biden is sworn in. Yet a Senate trial would insist that, while Trump has no continuing powers, he remains subject to continued penalties tied to the office. Moreover, the stated purpose of the impeachment trial is whether a president "shall be removed." Thus, the only person constitutionally subject to an impeachment trial would be the sitting president, Joe Biden.

This issue has been debated since the first impeachment in 1797, when Sen. William Blount of Tennessee faced allegations of conspiring to help Great Britain seize what is now Louisiana. Blount was expelled from the Senate before being impeached, so he insisted he was not subject to trial and refused to appear. The Senate apparently agreed and dismissed the case -- just 10 years after the Constitution's ratification, with most of the Framers still alive and some serving in Congress. (Indeed, Blount was one of its signers.)

The second case fared little better. In 1876, former Secretary of War William Belknap was tried even though he resigned before being impeached. Almost half of the senators voted that they did not have jurisdiction, and Belknap was later acquitted, in part due to doubts over the trial's legitimacy.

The absence of a defendant or defense counsel might not be the only curious element in this trial. It is unclear, for example, if Chief Justice John Roberts would be called upon to preside. After all, the Constitution stipulates that when "the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside" -- but the president will be Biden, not Trump.

The failure to put on a defense is not an admission of guilt. The Senate has a duty to resolve whether there is a valid impeachment trial to be held and then whether the constitutional standard has been satisfied. If the Senate does not dismiss the case in a threshold vote, Trump can treat the proceeding as an extraconstitutional act because he is no longer subject to removal. If the Senate were to convict, he would have standing to challenge any disqualification from future federal offices. He could well prevail, and the Senate would have created a precedent against itself: history's first judicial reversal of an impeachment verdict.

Courts have long maintained that impeachments are left to Congress. Yet this is different. This is a question of whether a private citizen can be subjected to a proceeding that is expressly committed to the removal of officeholders. Impeachments go to the status of an officeholder, while indictments go to the status of an individual. If prosecutors believe Trump incited insurrection, they should charge him. However, the Senate must decide if it wants to hold a trial based on a legal fiction: a vote to remove someone who is no longer in office.

[Jan 19, 2021] Turley On The No-Show Option -- Trump Could Sit Out The Senate Trial And Still Prevail

Notable quotes:
"... In fairness, people on both sides are struggling to deal with this novel impeachment. While I have stated that I do not wish to serve as the president's counsel, I have spoken to members of Congress and the White House on the historical and constitutional backgrounds for a trial. From a purely strategic perspective, I believe Trump may be wise to skip any trial. ..."
"... First, he was denied due process when the House held an unprecedented "snap impeachment" without a hearing or inquiry even though a trial likely would not occur immediately. ..."
"... Second, the impeachment article is poorly crafted and poorly conceived, built around assertions that Trump's Jan. 6 speech to supporters was an "incitement to insurrection." His speech raised potentially impeachable grounds; I condemned it as he gave it and opposed his challenge of electoral votes from the outset. But as I wrote previously , it would have been far better to censure him for it in a bipartisan, bicameral resolution. ..."
"... He can legitimately argue that a private citizen cannot be impeached and that the Senate cannot remove a person from office who has already left. ..."
Jan 19, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris assures us the Senate can politically "multitask" to deal with an impeachment, an incoming Biden administration and a pandemic.

However, the threshold question is whether this is constitutionally one of those tasks -- and for soon-to-be citizen Donald Trump , the best defense may be no defense at all.

In fairness, people on both sides are struggling to deal with this novel impeachment. While I have stated that I do not wish to serve as the president's counsel, I have spoken to members of Congress and the White House on the historical and constitutional backgrounds for a trial. From a purely strategic perspective, I believe Trump may be wise to skip any trial.

For a notorious counterpuncher, avoiding a fight might be the most difficult decision of all, particularly because he has obvious defenses.

First, he was denied due process when the House held an unprecedented "snap impeachment" without a hearing or inquiry even though a trial likely would not occur immediately.

Even a one-day hearing would have allowed evidence to be discussed as well as a formal request for a response.

Second, the impeachment article is poorly crafted and poorly conceived, built around assertions that Trump's Jan. 6 speech to supporters was an "incitement to insurrection." His speech raised potentially impeachable grounds; I condemned it as he gave it and opposed his challenge of electoral votes from the outset. But as I wrote previously , it would have been far better to censure him for it in a bipartisan, bicameral resolution.

While impeachment can be based on noncriminal grounds, Trump's speech alone did not amount to criminal incitement. Absent direct evidence of intent, a criminal charge would likely collapse in an actual trial or on appeal on First Amendment grounds. Trump expressly called for his supporters "to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard." He told them to go to the Capitol "to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women," to "fight like hell" to challenge the election, and to remind unsupportive Republicans that their actions would not be forgotten. It was a reckless speech -- but, in a court of law, it would constitute protected speech.

Despite the strength of such defenses, the president must first decide whether he wants to sit for trial at all. He can legitimately argue that a private citizen cannot be impeached and that the Senate cannot remove a person from office who has already left.

Article I, Section 4, of the Constitution states that the sole purpose of an impeachment trial is whether "the president, vice president and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office." While the Senate can later add a disqualification from holding federal office again, that is only after removal is decided -- because it is a question of the penalty, not the purpose of the proceeding.

The Constitution refers to a present-tense status of "the president." That status is key to other provisions bestowing official powers and privileges, which do not linger after leaving office. No one would argue that Trump could continue to exercise those powers once President-elect Biden is sworn in. Yet a Senate trial would insist that, while Trump has no continuing powers, he remains subject to continued penalties tied to the office. Moreover, the stated purpose of the impeachment trial is whether a president "shall be removed." Thus, the only person constitutionally subject to an impeachment trial would be the sitting president, Joe Biden.

This issue has been debated since the first impeachment in 1797, when Sen. William Blount of Tennessee faced allegations of conspiring to help Great Britain seize what is now Louisiana. Blount was expelled from the Senate before being impeached, so he insisted he was not subject to trial and refused to appear. The Senate apparently agreed and dismissed the case -- just 10 years after the Constitution's ratification, with most of the Framers still alive and some serving in Congress. (Indeed, Blount was one of its signers.)

The second case fared little better. In 1876, former Secretary of War William Belknap was tried even though he resigned before being impeached. Almost half of the senators voted that they did not have jurisdiction, and Belknap was later acquitted, in part due to doubts over the trial's legitimacy.

The absence of a defendant or defense counsel might not be the only curious element in this trial. It is unclear, for example, if Chief Justice John Roberts would be called upon to preside. After all, the Constitution stipulates that when "the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside" -- but the president will be Biden, not Trump.

The failure to put on a defense is not an admission of guilt. The Senate has a duty to resolve whether there is a valid impeachment trial to be held and then whether the constitutional standard has been satisfied. If the Senate does not dismiss the case in a threshold vote, Trump can treat the proceeding as an extraconstitutional act because he is no longer subject to removal. If the Senate were to convict, he would have standing to challenge any disqualification from future federal offices. He could well prevail, and the Senate would have created a precedent against itself: history's first judicial reversal of an impeachment verdict.

Courts have long maintained that impeachments are left to Congress. Yet this is different. This is a question of whether a private citizen can be subjected to a proceeding that is expressly committed to the removal of officeholders. Impeachments go to the status of an officeholder, while indictments go to the status of an individual. If prosecutors believe Trump incited insurrection, they should charge him. However, the Senate must decide if it wants to hold a trial based on a legal fiction: a vote to remove someone who is no longer in office.

[Jan 19, 2021] New details about January 6 riot reveal need for full-scale investigation

Looks like some lawmakers were not informed that this is a false flag...
Jan 19, 2021 | www.wsws.org

Eric London

[Jan 19, 2021] The neoliberals uses Capitol invasion as Nazis used the Reichstag fire

Jan 19, 2021 | www.naturalnews.com

On Jan. 6, 2021, a right-wing mob of a few hundred people broke away from a peaceful right-wing protest involving tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of American conservatives and forced its way into the U.S. Capitol. One Capitol policeman was killed after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, and one of the right-wing Capitol invaders was shot by a Capitol police officer. (A handful of others who died in the vicinity of the Capitol did so of nonviolent causes.) Aside from smashed windows, the mob seems to have done little damage to the Capitol. Their intent is still not clear. It seems to have been largely catharsis. They hurt no legislators, and if they intended to overthrow the government, they were delusional.

Beginning the next day, the American neoliberals used the Capitol mob just as the Nazis used the Reichstag: as an excuse to subjugate its conservative enemies and further squelch civil liberties in America – specifically, freedom of speech.

Twitter not only permanently banned the account of president of the United States but permanently banned him from Twitter. Any Twitter account found tweeting Donald Trump was permanently banned.

The neoliberals was able to do all this not only by using the Capitol mob incident but also by engaging in a series of lies.

The first was blaming the attack on President Donald Trump. Over and over, in every neoliberals MSM, Trump is blamed for "inciting" the riot in his speech just before it took place. Almost never is a Trump quote cited. Because there is none. On the contrary, he did say, "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard" (italics added).

Another lie was the immediate labeling of the mob attack on the Capitol as "insurrection." All neoliberals MSM and Democratic politicans now refer to the event as an "insurrection," a term defined by almost every dictionary as "an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government." As morally repulsive as the actions of the mob were, they did not constitute a revolt against civil authority or an established government. Disrupting the work of legislators for a few hours – as wrong as that was – does not constitute a "revolt."

But what proves the neoliberals's "insurrection" label is a lie is that Democrats and their media never labeled the riots of summer of 2020 – which involved the destruction by fire and/or occupation and vandalizing of police stations, and the establishment of "autonomous zones," which, by definition, revolted against "established governments" – as an "insurrection." The number of businesses burned down, looted or otherwise destroyed was barely covered by the mainstream media, and their violent perpetrators were almost never prosecuted, let alone condemned, as engaging in an insurrection. Dozens of people were killed in these riots, yet there was more outcry and condemnation against the hours-long occupation of the U.S. Capitol than against six months of violent riots.

Then, like the Nazi regime after the Reichstag fire, the neoliberals immediately moved to further curtail civil liberties, specifically conservatives' ability to promote their ideas. Twitter and Amazon made it impossible for the alternative to Twitter, Parler, to exist, all in the name of preventing another right-wing "insurrection."

[Jan 19, 2021] Unpacking the Aftermath of Trump's Coup Attempt With Brian Becker

Ok. Let's assume that we have conspiracy. But who was the head of this conspiracy. It was not Trump... We should apply Cue bono question to all this story.
Jan 19, 2021 | www.mintpressnews.com

The evidence of a conspiracy having take that is available to the public at the time of this writing is as follows:

[Jan 19, 2021] This is why Q Anon came on the scene, sponsored by some real government intel

Jan 19, 2021 | fitzinfo.net

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS7j4GS2Kt0

This is why Q Anon came on the scene, sponsored by some real government intel just enough to prove it was inside information to mislead you into apathy while they cement power and bide time to create contingency plans behind the scenes.

[Jan 19, 2021] The Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump- Can He be Convicted

Ralph Nader is tryting to sell his agenda. But some of his observations are interesting: "Last week, the powerful National Association of Manufacturers demanded that Trump be removed from office under the 25th Amendment. " In other words neoliberal corporations dumped Trump.
Jan 19, 2021 | www.counterpunch.org

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Trump's business allies and supporters are not waiting for any verdicts. Major corporations such as Disney, Coca-Cola, and J.P. Morgan Chase have suspended campaign contributions to the GOP. Last week, the powerful National Association of Manufacturers demanded that Trump be removed from office under the 25th Amendment. Trump's banks, to whom he owes hundreds of millions of dollars, are distancing themselves from their insatiable borrower. New York City has canceled its contract with the Trump corporation. More cancellations of deals with TRUMP, Inc. will come.

Though verbally defiant, admitting no mistakes, and as usual taking no responsibility, Trump is a broken man, assailing his most loyal subjects including total toady Vice President Mike Pence. Deprived of his Twitter machine and other Internet platforms, Trump will soon be a besieged debtor, a manyfold investigated and sued defendant abandoned by the likes of Mitch McConnell.

The calculus of political survival for the just re-elected McConnell's Congressional Republicans has changed. In the minority, no longer will Republicans be able to confirm corporatist judges or pass Trump-like corporate tax cuts for the super-rich, or dismantle health and safety regulations.

But out on the MAGA hustings, Trump may be a huge tormentor, raising money and wanting to run again. Such a prospect is intolerable to McConnell. That is why he is turning against Trump by declining to oppose Impeachment and signaling that he may unleash his Republican Senators to convict Trump, if only for their own political survival...

[Jan 19, 2021] To convict Trump, the Senate trial, if it were not a completely political exercise, should have to determine if his words at the rally on Wednesday broke federal law, which states in 18 U.S. Code 373 "Solicitation to commit a crime of violence"

Jan 19, 2021 | consortiumnews.com

To convict Trump, the Senate trial, if it were not a completely political exercise, should have to determine if his words at the rally on Wednesday broke federal law, which states in 18 U.S. Code § 373 – "Solicitation to commit a crime of violence":

"Whoever, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against property or against the person of another in violation of the laws of the United States, and under circumstances strongly corroborative of that intent, solicits, commands, induces, or otherwise endeavors to persuade such other person to engage in such conduct, shall be imprisoned "

About 30,000 Trump supporters filled the Ellipse between the back of the White House and the Washington Monument. According to the transcript of his remarks, Trump said:

"These people are not going to take it any longer. They're not going to take it any longer. All of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by emboldened radical left Democrats and stolen by the fake news media. We will never give up. We will never concede, it doesn't happen. You don't concede when there's theft involved.

Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore and that's what this is all about. To use a favorite term that all of you people really came up with, we will stop the steal. We're gathered together in the heart of our nation's Capitol for one very, very basic and simple reason, to save our democracy . we're going to have somebody in there that should not be in there and our country will be destroyed, and we're not going to stand for that.

You're stronger, you're smarter. You've got more going than anybody, and they try and demean everybody having to do with us, and you're the real people. Unbelievable, what we have to go through, what we have to go through and you have to get your people to fight. If they don't fight, we have to primary the hell out of the ones that don't fight. You primary them .

Now it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy. After this, we're going to walk down and I'll be there with you. We're going to walk down. We're going to walk down any one you want, but I think right here.

We're going walk down to the Capitol, and we're going to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women. We're probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them because you'll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong

I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.

Today we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections, but whether or not they stand strong for our country, our country. The radical left knows exactly what they're doing. They're ruthless and it's time that somebody did something about it. And Mike Pence, I hope you're going to stand up for the good of our constitution and for the good of our country.

So we're going to, we're going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, I love Pennsylvania Avenue, and we're going to the Capitol and we're going to try and give our Republicans, the weak ones, because the strong ones don't need any of our help, we're going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country."

At times the crowd chanted, "Fight for Trump! Fight for Trump! Fight for Trump!"

Are these words by Trump "strongly corroborative" of an "intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony," an intent that " solicits, commands, induces, or otherwise endeavors to persuade such other person to engage in such conduct?"?

Or were these just the fighting words of a politician, directed almost entirely at fellow Republicans? He said: "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard." [Emphasis added.]

When he said the Democrats were "ruthless" and "it's time that somebody did something about it" he was referring to Pence and the Republicans sending the electoral college votes back to key states. That is the entire context of his more than one hour speech. When he said "you have to get your people to fight," he meant Republican representatives who would have to be primaried.

With no proof so far that Trump had prior knowledge of the plan to take over the Capitol, or evidence of direct instructions from him to do so, it would seem difficult to convict him in a court of law, but maybe not in a political trial in the Senate.

Before Trump spoke, Donald Trump Jr., who acted like he's preparing to run for office, whipped up the crowd saying that Wednesday was the day to prove "if you are a hero or a zero." But he was not referring to the supporters, but to Republicans in Congress who he was demanding vote against certifying election results from key swing states.

Rudy Giuliani, likewise used a strange phrase, "combat justice," but in the context of continuing to challenge the computer results of the election. Trump's people already filed 62 electoral fraud lawsuits across the country, and lost them all.

Whether or not it would be sufficient evidence to convict him, it was troubling that Trump took several hours before he called on the rioters to leave the Capitol and afterward tweeted "Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!"

[Jan 19, 2021] 'Organized' March to Capitol Was Not Permitted, Rally Organizers Warned White House

Another confirmation that Trump is a mediocre politician who walked into the trap. Now he is history. The movement against neoliberalism that was hijacked by Trump also will suffer being branded as "white nationalists". So Trump betrayed his supporters again.
Notable quotes:
"... Investigative reporter Greg Palast and photojournalist Zach D. Roberts have covered the issues of vote suppression and right wing violence for two decades in reports for Rolling Stone, The Guardian and Democracy Now! ..."
"... Ali Alexander is a phony who has managed to work his way into MAGA Circles. He is an intel asset and everything he has ever done to "assist" MAGA Organizations created disharmony and violence. The MAGA Movement has always been about non-violence and support for the military and law enforcement. Ali's appearances are always well arranged so that he is perfectly framed by fake news cameras as he calls for violence. Hence, we see him very clearly saying "We're going to burn this shit down". ..."
"... Am I the only one who thinks this riot was allowed to happen? For weeks Trump had been telling his base the election was stolen. Everyone was talking about what Trump might do to try to hold on to power. ..."
"... The NSA surveils everyone. The FBI infiltrates all extremist groups. Are you seriously trying to tell me the capitol was taken by surprise? FFS it was all over Twitter! This was allowed to happen. This was allowed to happen!! Why? Because 2020 was the year that people took to the streets again. Not since Nixon's time have we seen so many people take to the streets. Back then it was anti-Vietnam war protesters and civil rights protesters. Nixon launched the "war on drugs" as a way to control those groups. ..."
"... They allowed it to happen so they can pass The Patriot Act 2.0. Biden is already talking about new powers for the state and police to tackle the threat of "domestic terrorism". The people have good reason to uprise. Financial inequality not seen in 100 years, jobs not coming back, massive personal debt, lack of healthcare during a pandemic, etc., etc. Meanwhile the elites massively expand their wealth. ..."
"... I love most of what you publish, but any excuse for DC not being prepared for this march is preposterous. They new it was being planned even without a permit. They saw the people arriving. And they did not bother to prepare despite all the issues Palast lists above. Trump must be accountable, but Congress and the rest of the government must share the blame. Every large peace march I have attended in Washington (since 1969) has moved down cordoned off routes with police in riot gear looking like armed aliens or perhaps beetles in their armor surrounding the capital. So there is no excuse for their not responding to this event appropriately. ..."
"... ...while the democrats sit around freaking over Trump – who will leave office in a week – who is writing the bill to rescue the American people from a complete economic meltdown. ..."
"... Although there is good research in this article, I find it impossible to determine, at this point, the actors involved. The "protest" and its aftermath have all the hallmarks of a planned psyops provocation that would and has justified the calling for an increased security state that will further erode free speech and demonize, then prosecute anyone who disagrees with the corporate fascist neoliberal elites who control the deep state and its propaganda arm-the legacy media (MSM) and now the censorship of monopoly social media, with the control of reality and history determined corporate controlled searches online of selective if not altered "facts". This is true of all search engines as well as wikipedia. ..."
"... Only Paul Jay has suggested that Trump walked into a trap set by McConnel, Pence and Graham, but Dems are profiting as well. I don't care if Trump fragrantly told the crowd to burn the capitol down, there should have been a police response other than selfies. I don't believe that Trump was responsible for the severe lack of a police presence and until we know who was responsible for that (you can bet we will never be told) we cannot hold those responsible for the events of that day. Trump was an instigator but not the ultimate cause of what happened. ..."
Jan 19, 2021 | consortiumnews.com

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The permit issued by the U.S. Interior Department, which has jurisdiction over federal parkland, says: "Women for America First will not conduct an organized march from the Ellipse at the conclusion of the rally." It adds, "Some participants may leave to attend rallies at the United States Capitol to hear results of Congressional certification of the Electoral College count." But an "organized march" was not allowed.

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The insider claims that Woman for America First was quite worried that they had no marshals to keep the crowd in line. "We did advocate against [the march] for all kinds of reasons. So, excuse me , it's not a big stretch to say when you have a bunch of people heading that way, it's going to be a problem."

The first news that there would be, despite warnings, an illegal, uncontrolled march was at 12:15 pm when Trump himself surprised the protest organizers with his announcement. "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard," Trump said.

The march on the Capitol was set in motion when the President announced he himself would join it . "The announcement that he was going to go was news to us," the insider said. "But then [Trump] said he's walking! It caught our team by surprise and unprepared."

Alex Jones stated on his podcast that he and Alexander were called by the White House just before the president's speech and were told to prepare to lead the crowd on a march.

"We had a legitimate deal with the White House," Jones said in an InfoWars show filmed with Alexander after the riot. "'Hey Jones and Ali,' literally, with Alexander, we were supposed to lead a peaceful deal."

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Investigative reporter Greg Palast and photojournalist Zach D. Roberts have covered the issues of vote suppression and right wing violence for two decades in reports for Rolling Stone, The Guardian and Democracy Now!


Mark Bradford Benson , January 16, 2021 at 06:16

Following is my comment, which was attached to your YouTube plug for this article. Shame on Greg Palast. I always trusted him until now. He knows the above story is FAKE NEWS and, if he doesn't, he's not really an investigative reporter. There's plenty of video evidence out there Greg. Why did you just happen to fail to do your job on this story?

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Ali Alexander is a phony who has managed to work his way into MAGA Circles. He is an intel asset and everything he has ever done to "assist" MAGA Organizations created disharmony and violence. The MAGA Movement has always been about non-violence and support for the military and law enforcement. Ali's appearances are always well arranged so that he is perfectly framed by fake news cameras as he calls for violence. Hence, we see him very clearly saying "We're going to burn this shit down".

In the case of the first big spontaneous Trump Rally, in DC, following the election, the term #Stopthesteal.org was used by the female organizers of a bus tour across the US. Ali then obtained the same domain name with a different address, #stopthesteal.us" and even copy/pasted some of their original artwork. Before people had been alerted, Ali managed to scam at least $30K from decent people before the scam was exposed. He then showed up and led a counter rally that incited violence at the Capitol Building. He was unsuccessful on that day, because no one from the Trump Movement would go with him.

Then, in Georgia, he managed to show up on a stage behind Attorneys, L. Lin Wood and Sidney Powell. After they spoke and left the peaceful rally, most of the people went home. Still, Ali incited violence among a group of trained false flag intel assets and managed to damage the reputations of Wood and Powell, who did not know him. They have since been advised regarding his role playing, as has the President who was once seen in a photo op with Ali, who is known as "Scammy Davis" around Maga Circles because of his resemblance to former "Rat Pack" Member, Sammy Davis, Jr.

On January 6th, Ali again teamed up with Alex Jones, who is also an asset of the Deep State, but he apparently ripped Jones off and Jones has since denounced him. Jones has spoken about this in detail, but one never knows with Jones, since he's a compromised asset and will work for either side to avoid exposure. That's how these people operate, through blackmail. I'm no fan of Alex Jones, but I have NEVER heard him advocate violence and he doesn't actually advocate violence in the video.

I always loved Greg Palast, but either he is missing the story on this one or he is yet another disinformation asset, who will be exposed in the near future. That would be a shame, but we are finding that out about a lot of people that were once trusted. Ali and Jones are just players in a much bigger game, which will be exposed to the world, beginning this week.

Note to Greg: This story makes you and Consortium News look foolish. Perhaps you should go to Toresays or ToreSaysNews on YouTube and find about Ali from an asset that came in from the cold. Her shows are long, but you're an investigative reporter. Take the time to listen to a few of her shows before you start "exposing" Ali as a MAGA Supporter.

Note to the Reader: I supported Bernie Sanders in 2016, with my money and my primary vote. I held my nose and voted for Trump rather than vote for a WAR CRIMINAL who had stolen the nomination. As a former Federal Manager, who fought my Agency for eight years, lost everything and even started a union as my departure gift, I come from the "left". However, this term is no longer valid, since the Deep State has people working both sides of a phony left/right paradigm.

Finally, I'm not an investigative reporter, but I know how to do research beyond the staged mainstream footage, which Mr. Palast conveniently used for this story. Moreover, there's a lot of footage out there and more will be released this week, since there were undercover military assets among the vandals who recorded their activities. Some of it is already in the MSM Greg. How did you miss it?

The bigger story, which is also being missed, is this: Trump and company have just pulled off the greatest sting in history and we will all have a front row seat on January 20, so get your popcorn and tune in. In fact, arrests have already been made and many more are coming. Ali may already have been arrested, but we won't know for a while.

Neil Youngson , January 16, 2021 at 03:07

Am I the only one who thinks this riot was allowed to happen? For weeks Trump had been telling his base the election was stolen. Everyone was talking about what Trump might do to try to hold on to power.

The NSA surveils everyone. The FBI infiltrates all extremist groups. Are you seriously trying to tell me the capitol was taken by surprise? FFS it was all over Twitter! This was allowed to happen. This was allowed to happen!! Why? Because 2020 was the year that people took to the streets again. Not since Nixon's time have we seen so many people take to the streets. Back then it was anti-Vietnam war protesters and civil rights protesters. Nixon launched the "war on drugs" as a way to control those groups.

The one thing the establishment fears the most is the people taking to the streets and building guillotines (ask the French).

They allowed it to happen so they can pass The Patriot Act 2.0. Biden is already talking about new powers for the state and police to tackle the threat of "domestic terrorism". The people have good reason to uprise. Financial inequality not seen in 100 years, jobs not coming back, massive personal debt, lack of healthcare during a pandemic, etc., etc. Meanwhile the elites massively expand their wealth.

It's a class struggle. Don't fall into the trap of blaming Trump, the whole establishment is your enemy.

Judith Bello , January 15, 2021 at 21:46

I love most of what you publish, but any excuse for DC not being prepared for this march is preposterous. They new it was being planned even without a permit. They saw the people arriving. And they did not bother to prepare despite all the issues Palast lists above. Trump must be accountable, but Congress and the rest of the government must share the blame. Every large peace march I have attended in Washington (since 1969) has moved down cordoned off routes with police in riot gear looking like armed aliens or perhaps beetles in their armor surrounding the capital. So there is no excuse for their not responding to this event appropriately.

Apparently there were such severe threats on social media that the tech giants felt compelled to actually take down Parler, one of the sites where the protesters congregated. But they knew about this in advance, and far more planning went on in google and facebook groups. So, Trump was out of line, but the rest of the DC establishment made a decision to take advantage of this moment of excess rather than contain it...

...while the democrats sit around freaking over Trump – who will leave office in a week – who is writing the bill to rescue the American people from a complete economic meltdown. Who is minding the affairs of state. Who is addressing the real problems that have incited riots on both the left and right by desperate people? Not congress. And the blogosphere is drowning in Trump Trump Trump Trump . Trump Trump Trump Trump well, you get it.

Charles Cox , January 15, 2021 at 18:54

Although there is good research in this article, I find it impossible to determine, at this point, the actors involved. The "protest" and its aftermath have all the hallmarks of a planned psyops provocation that would and has justified the calling for an increased security state that will further erode free speech and demonize, then prosecute anyone who disagrees with the corporate fascist neoliberal elites who control the deep state and its propaganda arm-the legacy media (MSM) and now the censorship of monopoly social media, with the control of reality and history determined corporate controlled searches online of selective if not altered "facts". This is true of all search engines as well as wikipedia.

Jhoblho , January 15, 2021 at 15:00

Only Paul Jay has suggested that Trump walked into a trap set by McConnel, Pence and Graham, but Dems are profiting as well. I don't care if Trump fragrantly told the crowd to burn the capitol down, there should have been a police response other than selfies. I don't believe that Trump was responsible for the severe lack of a police presence and until we know who was responsible for that (you can bet we will never be told) we cannot hold those responsible for the events of that day. Trump was an instigator but not the ultimate cause of what happened.

[Jan 19, 2021] DOJ Now Says There Was No Plot to Kill Elected Officials

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Jan 19, 2021 | consortiumnews.com

T he U.S. Justice Department has reversed an earlier assertion in court by prosecutors that protestors who broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 had plans to "capture and assassinate elected officials."

Instead, the head of the DOJ investigation into the Capitol siege admitted that federal prosecutors filed a misleading statement before a federal judge in Arizona that was intended to prevent Jacob Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, from being released on bail.

The DOJ said that though there were calls to kill officials during the two-hour takeover of the Capitol, no evidence has been discovered yet to prove any serious effort to carry out such a plan.

"There is no direct evidence at this point of kill-capture teams and assassination," Michael Sherwin, the Washington DC federal district attorney running the investigation of the attack, told reporters, Agence France-Presse reported. Sherwin said it may be "appropriate" to raise it at trial, but at this point it could "mislead the court."

The original story of intentions to kill officials has entered the media discourse and is likely to remain a Democratic talking point despite the DOJ reversal. The only major media outlets that reported the new story is NBC News and The Washington Post . It has not appeared in The New York Times or on CNN's website, for instance.

Having saturated the public with days of lurid tales of intentions to hang Vice President Mike Pence and abduct House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, it will be hard to shake such beliefs without reporting the DOJ's reversal with the same intensity.

The original statement filed in court said: "Strong evidence, including Chansley's own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials of the United States government."

There has been no suggestion that the prosecutors in Arizona who made the false claim are being investigated for misleading the court.

The 'Coup'

Riot police at Capitol, Jan. 21, 2017 for Trump's inauguration. (Lorie Shaull/Wikimedia Commons)

The admission dramatically changes the story, repeated as Democratic Party talking points, and undermines the unquestioned certainty that what took place was an attempted coup against the United States government. The new DOJ stance might also weaken efforts to charge Capitol rioters and intruders with "seditious conspiracy" charges for allegedly attempting to overthrow the government.

Consortium News has been among the few media outlets to question the coup narrative from the start.

Even if there were such murderous intentions it would not have amounted to a coup attempt without the backing of the military or paramilitaries, and without taking over the airport and radio and TV stations. These days it would probably mean taking over social media companies too. The U.S. government and media structures are vaster and more powerful than just the legislature.

Even if the protestors had intended and succeeded in hanging Vice President Mike Pence (presuming the gallows erected outside the Capitol was sturdy enough), and even if they had taken Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and others hostage would Donald Trump have said, "Okay, they didn't certify Biden, I'm still president!"?

No branch of government would have supported Trump in that case and the surviving members of Congress would have met elsewhere to certify Joe Biden as president.

New Video Inside Capitol

Chansley, the far-right, bare-chested activist with fur headdress and Viking horns, became the symbol of the brief takeover of the Capitol by Trump supporters. He was arrested and faces a six-count federal indictment, charged with:

Civil disorder Obstruction of an official proceeding Entering and remaining in a restricted building Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building Violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building Parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol Building

He is not charged with insurrection or sedition to overthrow the government.

Jacob Chandsley/ Qananon Shaman. (TheUnseen011101/Wikimedia Commons)

In a new video released on Sunday by The New Yorker, Chansley is seen grunting primordial chants while playing to a photographer a few feet in front of him in a Senate balcony. Later he seats himself in Pence's Senate chair.

After a single Capitol police officer pleads with the intruders to leave, Chansley leads the group in prayer and then files out with the others, but not before scrawling on a piece of paper on Pence's desk: "It's only a matter of time, justice is coming."

Before Chansley sat in it, the video shows one of the protest leaders, dressed in military gear, demanding that the others not occupy the vice president's chair. He says: "It's not our chair. I love you brothers, but we cannot be disrespectful. It's a PR war, okay? You have to understand it's an IO war. We can't lose the IO war. We're better than that. It's an Information Operation."

The video shows a couple of dozen protestors rifling through senators' desks looking for, in the words of one, "something we can fucking use against these scumbags" and taking photos of documents. At one point they thought they found evidence in Senator Ted Cruz's desk that he was going to betray them on certification, but read further and realized he would not.

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The film is interspersed with very violent scenes of police in riot gear trying to prevent protestors from entering the Capitol.

The last scene in the video shows that the violent protest and takeover was about more than just the election. After trashing media equipment, one man says, "We gotta change it. They fucking abuse us. They laugh at us. They steal our money."

As journalist Chris Hedges said last Thursday, one can decry their politics, the racism among many, and their tactics, but their pain is real in a system that has shrunk the middle class and debased workers.

What happened at the Capitol cannot be condoned. But unless Congress defies its oligarchic backers and serves the interests of average Americans, who also fund them, a real insurrection may be inevitable. Instead of the reforms to defuse that and bring more economic justice, we are witnessing a crackdown that will only further inflame the country.

Joe Lauria is editor-in-chief of Consortium News and a former UN correspondent for T he Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe , and numerous other newspapers. He was an investigative reporter for the Sunday Times of London and began his professional career as a stringer for The New York Times. He can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @unjoe .


rosemerry , January 18, 2021 at 13:15

It is interesting that both sides of the House and Senate manage almost all the time to arrange that other countries they have decided are enemies or rivals have real "coups" and takeovers helped by the mighty US . Iraq, Syria,Libya,Venezuela are just a few of the recent examples, but they are not "USA USA" so they do not count.

rosemerry , January 18, 2021 at 13:07

No surprise that the "paper of record" NYT did not bother to mention this legal angle. The descriptions I have seen in European papers and in the Sycophant aka the Guardian hardly vary at all and scream the alleged danger to the poor Congress members.

Anne , January 18, 2021 at 14:25

Nor NPR .Indeed they didn't bother to mention the 1954 shootings in the US Capitol (House) until AFTER the BBC World Service had and then a week later


Tim S.
, January 18, 2021 at 12:54

Anyone who has watched the video filmed by the arch-instigator's would-be-journalist sidekick can see for themselves that these were not even serious rioters, much less coup plotters, who were surprised as everybody else about being allowed into the Capitol building.
And despite some toy guns and one man with the slogan on the back of his jacket "God, guns, and Trump), it is obvious from their panicky reactions when a woman was killed that they felt deep down that this was all fun and games. She was trying to break down an interior door, starting with the window, but when an agent inside pointed a pistol at her, she ignored it. When he finally shot her, they all start yelling "She's been shot!" and react rather like a bunch of bystanders.

Does that sound like a gang planning to kill some Congressmen and taken others hostage?

Jonny James , January 18, 2021 at 11:48

Yes, once again the mainstream narrative stinks, and the fresh air is here on CN. That's why we don't breathe the miasma of the corporate media.

The Divide and Rule strategies of the ruling classes are working nicely. We can't have the "99%" get together to work against "the interests of Goldman Sachs" (Hedges). That is not allowed. The rub is that both the so-called right and so-called left work for the interests of Goldman Sachs.

I remember very clearly how brutally the peaceful Occupy protests were smashed. The violent cops used armored vehicles and other military equipment, massive amounts of tear gas, flash-bang grenades, drones, surveillance etc. etc. , Scott Horton was nearly killed by a tear-gas canister fired directly at his head. You are not allowed to work against the interests of the real owners of this country. As George Carlin once said, "they own the f-in place".


Anne
, January 18, 2021 at 14:35

I have yet to hear NPR mention anything about the woman who was shot dead (no weapon on her) let alone who shot and killed her that she was ex-mil (thus trained to invade, destroy, devastate, slaughter peoples, cultures, societies far, far, from these shores what you train for and then deploy will eventually come back home and bite

John Drake , January 18, 2021 at 13:37

Agreed, I find the minimizing of this event truly putrid. What is it about an enraged crowd, chanting "stop the steal" breaking into a building full of legislators , assaulting, injuring police and scaring the ..t out of said elected legislators that is not an attempt to overthrow, interfere, interrupt, prevent a key governmental process? This a governmental process whose outcome they wanted to alter keeping the Orange Menace in power. A flight of ridiculous fancy, no doubt, but still attitude, behavior and intent count.

Just because it doesn't rise to the level of well known coups orchestrated by professionals (CIA): Honduras, Guatemala, Chile, Iran and hundreds more; doesn't mean it doesn't belong in the same family of nasty socio/political events. Can we compromise and call it a mini attempted coup or maybe mini coup-lite? Anyway the perpetrators and their enablers need to major consequences; especially those officials that violated their oath of office.

[Jan 19, 2021] Am I the only one who thinks this riot was allowed to happen?

Jan 19, 2021 | consortiumnews.com

Neil Youngson , January 16, 2021 at 03:07

Am I the only one who thinks this riot was allowed to happen? For weeks Trump had been telling his base the election was stolen. Everyone was talking about what Trump might do to try to hold on to power.

The NSA surveils everyone. The FBI infiltrates all extremist groups. Are you seriously trying to tell me the capitol was taken by surprise? FFS it was all over Twitter!

This was allowed to happen. This was allowed to happen!!

Why? Because 2020 was the year that people took to the streets again. Not since Nixon's time have we seen so many people take to the streets. Back then it was anti-Vietnam war protesters and civil rights protesters. Nixon launched the "war on drugs" as a way to control those groups.

The one thing the establishment fears the most is the people taking to the streets and building guillotines (ask the French).

They allowed it to happen so they can pass The Patriot Act 2.0. Biden is already talking about new powers for the state and police to tackle the threat of "domestic terrorism".

The people have good reason to uprise. Financial inequality not seen in 100 years, jobs not coming back, massive personal debt, lack of healthcare during a pandemic, etc., etc. Meanwhile the elites massively expand their wealth.

It's a class struggle. Don't fall into the trap of blaming Trump, the whole establishment is your enemy.

Judith Bello , January 15, 2021 at 21:46

I love most of what you publish, but any excuse for DC not being prepared for this march is preposterous. They new it was being planned even without a permit. They saw the people arriving . and they did not bother to prepare despite all the issues Palast lists above. Trump must be accountable, but Congress and the rest of the government must share the blame. Every large peace march I have attended in Washington (since 1969) has moved down cordoned off routes with police in riot gear looking like armed aliens or perhaps beetles in their armor surrounding the capital. So there is no excuse for their not responding to this event appropriately.

Apparently there were such severe threats on social media that the tech giants felt compelled to actually take down Parler, one of the sites where the protesters congregated. But they knew about this in advance, and far more planning went on in google and facebook groups. So, Trump was out of line, but the rest of the DC establishment made a decision to take advantage of this moment of excess rather than contain it...

...while the democrats sit around freaking over Trump – who will leave office in a week – who is writing the bill to rescue the American people from a complete economic meltdown. Who is minding the affairs of state. Who is addressing the real problems that have incited riots on both the left and right by desperate people? Not congress. And the blogosphere is drowning in Trump Trump Trump Trump . Trump Trump Trump Trump well, you get it.

Charles Cox , January 15, 2021 at 18:54

Although there is good research in this article, I find it impossible to determine, at this point, the actors involved. The "protest" and its aftermath have all the hallmarks of a planned psyops provocation that would and has justified the calling for an increased security state that will further erode free speech and demonize, then prosecute anyone who disagrees with the corporate fascist neoliberal elites who control the deep state and its propaganda arm-the legacy media (MSM) and now the censorship of monopoly social media, with the control of reality and history determined corporate controlled searches online of selective if not altered "facts". This is true of all search engines as well as wikipedia.

Jhoblho , January 15, 2021 at 15:00

Only Paul Jay has suggested that Trump walked into a trap set by McConnel, Pence and Graham, but Dems are profiting as well. I don't care if Trump fragrantly told the crowd to burn the capitol down, there should have been a police response other than selfies.

I don't believe that Trump was responsible for the severe lack of a police presence and until we know who was responsible for that (you can bet we will never be told) we cannot hold those responsible for the events of that day. Trump was an instigator but not the ultimate cause of what happened.

Jonny James , January 15, 2021 at 13:39

Equal application of the law? Please!

The "rule of law" is something of a joke in this country. War criminals are lavished with praise and perks, rewarded with contracts and cushy jobs. For just one example: Henry K is still alive, never prosecuted – he holds a Nobel Peace Prize for cryin out loud.

Bush Jr., Cheney and the gang were never prosecuted for the many high crimes they committed, let alone the war crimes resulting in the destruction of entire countries and the deaths of over a million innocent people.

Obama and HRC were never held accountable for war crimes and other illegal activities either.

The largest financial crimes in US history were not even investigated, let alone prosecuted. Instead the banksters were (and still are) REWARDED with trillions in public funds and Fed Reserve "quantitative easing". However, millions lost their homes due to fraud, but that's perfectly fine. The Banksters are Above The Law.

Police can murder black, brown and poor white folks with impunity. As servants to the ruling class, police are given special privileges

The equal application of the law is simply not possible in our current system.

Sorry to be so skeptical, but Trump will likely never be held accountable.

Rosemarie Castelli Orr , January 16, 2021 at 21:39

I am in total agreement with you.
I also believe Trump had flagrant delicato information about many politicians on the Hill from Epstein and Maxwell who are mysteriously absent from MSM.
The Empire of Shite is in its Death Knell.
The market will continue its rise post COVID-19 with history repeating itself and mirroring the roaring twenties of 100 years ago.
Rome is in ashes.

JOHN CHUCKMAN , January 15, 2021 at 12:32

An excellent report.

It explains why the police were unprepared which seemed clear to me.

It confirms my view of chaos with the crowd and no central purpose other than to display their unhappiness with events, with individual exceptions of course.

And it confirms the absolute lunatic recklessness of Trump.

Recklessness we have seen displayed many times from tearing up nuclear treaties and giving away the property of others to the criminal abuse of Iran and China.

By the way, just a footnote, a recent study demonstrated that Trump's insane efforts with China actually cost the US 245,000 jobs at one point. And yet his naive followers think he was working for their good.

JoSixPack , January 15, 2021 at 09:02

So it was dangerous because they did not get a permit? Is a permit required to hold a protest? Did the Black Lives Matters protests have permits?

See how that works. A lack of a permit does not make a protest dangerous.

It's also disingenuous to say this protest was not known about to the police or law enforcement.

According to the ACLU,

"What if others react violently to a protest?

A speaker at a protest is not legally responsible for the presence of angry listeners, and their hostile actions do not make the speaker's speech illegal. "

hXXps://www.aclu-wa.org/story/rights-protesters

Some parting words from John Pilger:

"The hysteria in the US about a coup that was not a coup, an "assault on democracy" that was no such thing, is due to a cartoonish insularity that distracts from an unending pre-Trump imperial assault on the rest of humanity, such as stricken Yemen."

hXXps://twitter.com/johnpilger/status/1349498383367626754

There are real stories of bad things Trump has done. This is not one of them.

John R , January 15, 2021 at 08:38

They lacked a permit ? I look at the Trump directive to proceed to the Capital and fight like hell as their "unofficial permit."

Mark Walker , January 15, 2021 at 11:33

So, no permit then.
Nixon tried this, "It's legal if the President does it." Didn't work for him or for Reagan.
The "Rule of Law", "Law and Order" guy is on opposite day 24x7x365.

Sally Snyder , January 15, 2021 at 08:25

Here is an interesting look at how Americans view Donald Trump's links to the events on Capitol Hill:

see: viableopposition.blogspot.com/2021/01/how-americans-perceive-events-on.html

As is becoming typical of the United States, the events of last week are viewed completely differently by each side of the massive political divide.

michae888 , January 15, 2021 at 06:34

Sounds much like when Democrats took Green parties off of ballots because of a change of address of one of the candidates while collecting needed petition signatures (technicalities; legal but unethical disenfranchisement).
The First Amendment says Congress shall make no law abridging the right of Americans "to petition the Government for a redress of grievances". (Even Mexico "allowed" protests, grudgingly, when AMLO's supporters flooded the streets after his first two losses.) What percent of the George Floyd protests had permits? 93% of those protests– involving 10 million+ people– were peaceful (yet 78% of the arrests were not for violent crimes). The George Floyd protesters destroyed national monuments and statures, a precedent, and did much more damage generally (yet not one unarmed protester was shot to death by Police during these protests).

I'm a life-long Democrat, but am appalled at the partisan CONTROL coming about through the unholy alliance of the DNC, CIA, MSM and social media. I grew up in another world where Freedom of Speech, dissent (often spirited, occasionally violent) and diversity of views were valued. I remember when the CIA was not allowed to operate within the US, and all Intelligence agencies were apolitical (at least for the Democrats and Republicans, who share essentially the same corrupt values though they claim to detest each other). Now the CIA demands other Five Eyes agencies do their dirty work within the US, and all Intelligence Agencies have fought Trump (hate him or not) spying on him constantly and undermining his campaign, somehow legally?

The "modernization" of Smith Mundt removed anti-propaganda restrictions, and it is clear that on any important issue, an Official Narrative is handed down to MSM and enforced through social media as well (and it's not just political; many of us retired scientists, physicians and veterinarians were aghast at obvious mistakes(?) made with Covid-19, calling for glucocorticoids and vitamin D3 and other things IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY and MARCH, which would have saved lives (first peak death rate April 21st) but almost all dissenting views from the WHO and Fauci and the CDC were taken down from social media and comments sections as "MISINFORMATION".

Some of us were even barred from sites briefly; Fauci is an AIDS expert, but knew nothing in January about Covid-19 and the Public Health measures which worked so well in Asia against the virus.) As with the CIA, now LEGALLY controlling Narratives, censorship is not allowed by the Government, BUT they can tell MSM who can tell social media who to censor. As SCOTUS has ruled repeatedly: "HATE SPEECH IS FREE SPEECH!"

U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein doesn't think so, as a federal judge she has violated the First Amendment by refusing to allow Parler to serve as a free speech publisher with no moderation (censoring them). I have never been on that site and am sure it is hateful, but it doesn't bother me, since they are not a publisher, just a free speech platform. With the DNC/ CIA/ MSM/ social media chain making censoring "legal", maybe it will soon be legal to kill people you disagree with (your wife?) provided similar chains of corrupt actors can be established. The US already does this abroad.

Anne , January 16, 2021 at 11:40

I agree with much you have written and I support neither Face of the Janus Party Either you have free speech or you don't. Either you have the right to protest or you don't. (I seem to recall not too many months ago that the MSM were cheering on the Hong Kong rioters no matter what they did, violent or not, including their closing down of the island's airport for a day while beating up at least one journalist but hey what's good for the goose apparently is not for the gander.)

And I too recall protests that were hardly peaceful – protests in good causes that produced rioting, destruction of buildings and looting and what of 1968?

Moreover didn't one Lolita LeBron, a Puerto Rican nationalist and anti-colonialist, and a handful of her compatriots enter the US Capitol and once in Congress, the pubic gallery (the House, I think), and proceed to shoot the members – five sustained injuries

To pretend that nothing kindred to last week has happened in the US Capitol since 1812 is to lie egregiously yes the Puerto Rican nationalists (too few) did not ransack the building but there was an intent to maim if not kill

And the news regarding the one woman shot is totally absent (at least on NPR) she was ex military who shot her?

Given that not a few of the people were ex military or the adult offspring of ex-mil – what can be expected? You train people to kill others, especially others who do not look like you, live differently, have a different culture and that training induces a totally compunctionless attitude toward destruction, devastation of others and their homes, livelihoods and so on when they come back home, why would they suddenly become humane again? Suddenly regain empathy, sympathy? You've destroyed it within them to achieve your political, economic, imperialist ends

This is the result: Chickens home to roost

Luchorpan , January 14, 2021 at 23:12

If Trump and Alexander are punished for this, then apply the law equally and punish the huge number of anti-Trump, BLM, and antifa marches and protests. The law cannot be selective. The impression people have is BLM, Antifa, and really any violent group useful to the powers-that-be are given a free pass, that the law does not apply to them.

If big business, big government, big media, and the Democratic Party continue to unite in violence against their enemies, productive people are just going to leave the US. Whether you call it fascism or communism, it is wrong. And it is quite shocking how many on the Left defend the violence in the US, makes it easier to understand how they can implicitly support so many horrible and ongoing genocides overseas.

[Jan 19, 2021] Wise words from black socialist Ajamu Baraka: You cannot promote lawlessness and deny democracy and national sovereignty to nations around the world without it eventually destroying the illusions that serve as the foundation of your own fragile political institutions.

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wise words from black socialist Ajamu Baraka*

wendy davis on Mon, 01/18/2021 - 4:28pm

on this MLK Day civil rights 2.0 as the nation is being torn asunder with fear and loathing post-Capitol insurrection.

*International human rights activist, organizer, political analyst. National Organizer for @blacks4peace

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[Jan 19, 2021] Trump walked into the DC 'Forum', and ended 'stabbed to death', as had Julius. It has been truly Shakespearean by Alastair Crooke

Jan 19, 2021 | www.strategic-culture.org

The 'Ides of March', they came early this year – on 6 January, at least for one current U.S. 'Caesar'. What happened; how it happened; who concocted the Capitol events, will be long debated. However, the daggers had long been sharpened for Caesar, well before the invasion of the Capitol. In a sense, the stage was already set – Trump walked into the DC 'Forum', and ended 'stabbed to death', as had Julius. It has been truly Shakespearean.

It was well-known that Trump might well reject the election results, because of postal ballot potential fraud (as postal ballots assumed their disproportionate 2020 electoral predominance). The Transition Integrity Project (TIP) precisely (purposefully?) had taunted Trump last June with its forecast of a contested election in which Trump would lose – after "all of the mail-in ballots had been tallied". The TIP then had turned to the prospective tactics and tasks for forcefully ousting a President-in-denial from the White House. (The media and 'platforms' had been participants in this early war-gaming of how to deal with a Trump, who contested the election result, and questioned the legality and authenticity of postal ballots).

It needn't have been this way – but no compromise on rules on postal balloting was attempted (rather, the reverse). In any event, the Capitol invasion now stands as a major psychic event (the "Insurrection") searing the American consciousness. Apart from unnerving the legislators, unused to experiencing a sudden loss of security, the invasion has become the sacrilege to a 'sacred space' (with all the additional connotations of America's exceptional, divine mission). The daggers were gleefully plunged in – Trump is impeached again; he is to be tried in the Senate after the Biden inauguration; and he and his family, may expect the legal dismemberment that will follow.

The 'Blue State' has – from Trump's first election – been determined to crush him. That is underway. And somehow sychronistically, we now have the Tech digital deletion of Red America from social platforms, with talk of a 'purge' and cultural 're-education' for his supporters (and their children), as well. Biden is already speaking like a War President (and the Capitol now has taken the air of a theatre of war, with troops and weapons strewn about its corridors): "Trump", said Biden, "has unleashed an all-out assault on our institutions of democracy, from the outset, and yesterday was but the culmination of that unrelenting attack".

Here is the key first implication to that 'psychic event' – not just for Americans, but for the world spectating the unfolding events: Biden has called for measures against "domestic terrorism", and used language that is usually reserved for combat with an external enemy state – language such as accompanies major wars. This is 'revenge cycle' material. In the case of two nations, literally at war, they do do this. This is a part of it. They hope to resolve their conflict through humiliation, repression and the forced submission of the other (i.e. Japan after WW2). But America is, at least nominally, one nation. What happens when a single nation splits, with one turning the 'seditious' elements into an 'alien other'?

We do not know. But hatred is intense, both toward Trump and the 'deplorables'. And now, these sentiments are reciprocated in the wake of the President's humiliation, at a contents-free impeachment, reached in few hours. What seems certain is that the course of events likely will lead to a self-reinforcing cycle of ever greater polarisation.

The rise of Trumpism has created a new radical Manicheanism amongst the liberal élite. Tech, with its algos feeding like-minded material to the like-minded, has a lot to do with this digital and ideological divide. But the bottom line is that this divide is (falsely) cast as a death-struggle now underway between a monolithic liberalism and a monolithic illiberalism.

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[Jan 18, 2021] The mob never wins. It is always led by the nose by well organised agents provocateur. See Epoch time video:

Jan 18, 2021 | www.unz.com

Faihtful , says: January 12, 2021 at 5:28 am GMT • 6.4 days ago

The mob never wins. It is always led by the nose by well organised agents provocateur. See Epoch time video:


https://www.bitchute.com/embed/FrE27FTf11Q/

[Jan 18, 2021] It was a trap. I really don't know about Trump. Is he that dumb he didn't see this coming? And who is responsible for setting up the Perimeters? Nancy? Mitch? So, this was a False Flag, just like Saker says.

Jan 18, 2021 | www.unz.com

freedom-cat , says: January 12, 2021 at 8:26 am GMT • 6.3 days ago

There's an Attorney in Washington State who used to be a Security Cop at the Capitol. He said he has NEVER seen anything like this. When he was in Security at the Capitol he said they would Always plan for Protests and set Perimeters up where nobody could get through. He also mentioned how everyone knew about this Protest for weeks. ( https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/jan/09/spokane-attorney-and-former-capitol-police-officer/ )

It was a trap. I really don't know about Trump. Is he that dumb he didn't see this coming? And who is responsible for setting up the Perimeters? Nancy? Mitch?

So, this was a False Flag, just like Saker says. It was an event coldly calculated and planned to ensure a result that could be blamed on the "enemy".

And it worked.

Yes, I voted Trump twice. I am not ashamed of it. I'm not a fan of Trump, but am a Proud Pleb/Peasant/Deplorable who is sick of the Self-Appointed Triad (Political Administrators/Technocrats/Media Moguls).

[Jan 18, 2021] It is sickening to watch the demonization of our fellow Americans in high gear this week. The CIA's media assets are certainly earning their thirty pieces of silver. The media shows us images of the "rioters" who terrified their owners

Jan 18, 2021 | www.unz.com

Observator , says: January 12, 2021 at 1:04 pm GMT • 6.1 days ago

Well put article, thank you. Personally, I suspect that for once the bumbling incompetent Democrats out-faked the vote better than the Republicans, for whom sabotaging the will of the people is historically Job No. 1. Maybe seventeen million fake Biden votes trounced ten million phony Trump votes delivered by the ever-reliable electronic voting machines, and there you go. Like the man said, if voting could make a difference, it would not be legal.

Trump is a larger than life figure you must either love or loathe. I was impressed by his inaugural address but skeptical of his intent and his ability to deliver. Yes, it is true the one great thing he has done is to wake millions of Americans to the reality that an unelected government makes all the important policy decisions with no concern for the consent of the governed. And this is a real game changer.

It is sickening to watch the demonization of our fellow Americans in high gear this week. The CIA's media assets are certainly earning their thirty pieces of silver. The media shows us images of the "rioters" who terrified their owners, and assumes we will obediently get scared of them too. No, fellas, not this time.

This system cannot be reformed from within. Its corruption is the logical result of keeping an obsolete form of government to run a 21st century post-capitalist global empire. It was devised by eighteenth century aristocrats primarily not to interfere with their local class privilege in a tiny agrarian country. We are again at a point in our history where the contradictions are too great to sustain. We will either become all of one thing, or all of the other, but we cannot continue to pretend that Washington as it is has anything to do with liberty. In my youth, I thought a socialist revolution would do the job, but since there is zero support for such a thing among a thoroughly indoctrinated population, we'll have to work with what we've got. Our survival, and the world's, is at stake.

[Jan 17, 2021] Video evidence of antifa inside capitol before crowd entered

Jan 17, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

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TuicyJits 16 hours ago remove link

Video evidence of antifa inside capitol before crowd entered. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKDHr1Yg9cH/?igshid=9fdp6hd31zv5

AuEagleNest 16 hours ago (Edited)

So Far, More Than 120 Arrests (more coming) for Siege on Capitol

The FBI has over 110,000 pictures and videos that they are sifting through, to identify domestic terrorists that laid siege to the Capitol on Jan 6. If you're in one of those pics or videos, it sux to be you. Expect a knock (or no-knock) at your door, from the FBI, any day now.

Fiscal Reality 16 hours ago remove link

OOPS. Don't look now....

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/huge-brother-arrested-antifa-blm-activist-john-sullivan-turned-brother-says-brother-somehow-charge-us-capitol-riots-video/

https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/whats-the-floor-plan-new-suspicious-video-emerges-from-capitol-siege/

bruhaha 20 hours ago remove link

Doesn't seem to me there is any direct connection of that reporter to CNN. She's a freelance reporter (so technically not employed by them). From her website, she has done work for the following: NBC, NPR, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed News and others.

The video is still suspicious. But now that everyone jumped on the "CNN reporter" bandwagon without checking first, now the whole situation can be labelled "fake news" because of that error.

[Jan 17, 2021] The Trial Of Citizen Trump Would Raise Serious Constitutional Questions

Jan 17, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Jonathan Turley,

Below is my column in USA Today on the upcoming Senate trial of President Donald Trump. The Hill recently ran my second column on why the best defense of Trump could be no defense -- to skip the Senate trial and force a threshold vote on the constitutionality of the trial of an ex-president. Here is my column:

With the second impeachment of President Donald Trump, the Congress is set for one of the most bizarre moments in constitutional history: the removal of someone who has already left office. The retroactive removal would be a testament to the timeliness of rage. While it is not without precedent, it is without logic.

The planned impeachment trial of Donald Trump after he leaves office would be our own version of the Cadaver Synod . In 897, Pope Stephen VI and his supporters continued to seethe over the action of Pope Formosus, who not only died in 896 but was followed by another pope, Boniface VI. After the brief rule of Boniface VI, Pope Stephen set about to even some scores. He pulled Formosus out of his tomb, propped him up in court, and convicted him of variety of violations of canon law. Formosus was then taken out, three fingers cut off, and eventually thrown in the Tiber River.

While some may be looking longingly at the Potomac for their own Cadaver Synod, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats have stated that their primary interest is in the possible disqualification of Trump from holding future federal office. Disqualification however is an optional penalty that follows a conviction and removal. It may be added to the primary purpose of removal referenced in the Constitution. The Trump trial would convert this supplemental punishment into the primary purpose of the trial.

This did happen before but that precedent is only slightly better than the Cadaver Synod. That case involved William Belknap who served as Secretary of War to President Ulysses S. Grant. Belknap resigned after allegations of corruption -- just shortly before a House vote of impeachment. The Senate held a trial but acquitted him. Twenty nine of 66 voting senators disagreed in a threshold motion that Belknap was "amenable to trial by impeachment . . . notwithstanding his resignation."

In fairness to the Democrats, I have long rejected the argument that there comes a point when it is too late to impeach a president while he is in office. As I said in both the Clinton and Trump impeachment hearings, the House is under a duty to impeach if it believes that a president has committed a high crime and misdemeanor. If that occurred on the last day of a term, it would still be warranted.

My objection to this second impeachment was that it proceeded without any deliberation of the traditional impeachment process. It was a snap impeachment, which is to the Constitution what Snapchat is to conversations. It reduces the process to a raw, brief and partisan vote. This could have been avoided. A hearing could have been held in a day to allow the language of the article to be amended and the implications of the impeachment considered. It would also have allowed for a formal demand for a response from the president.

Instead, the impeachment was pushed through on a partisan muscle vote with only ten Republicans supporting the single article. It was an ironic moment. In the last Trump impeachment, I chastised the Democrats for pushing through an impeachment on the slimmest record and the shortest time frame of any presidential impeachment. They insisted that there was no time for witnesses before the House Judiciary hearing, but later waited weeks to submit the articles to the Senate. Now they have outdone that record with an impeachment with no traditional record in a matter of a couple of days. The Senate will not sit until January 19th and any trial would likely occur after January 20th.

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I have long wrestled with the notion of a retroactive impeachment trial. I can see the value of establishing that a president was not just accused but convicted of unconstitutional acts. There is also the value of disqualification of such an individual from future office. However, what was an intriguing academic puzzle is now a pressing constitutional concern.

The impeachment trial of a private citizen raises a host of constitutional and practical problems . For example, a president can rely on publicly-funded lawyers like the White House Counsel and can assert presidential privileges. After leaving office, an ex-president would not only pay for his own defense, but he will lose the ability to make privilege determinations. Indeed, many such assertions would be subject to the review of his successor, Joe Biden. It would be like Pope Stephen making determinations on critical evidence of Pope Formosus after pulling him out of the crypt.

The main issue however would be whether this is really an impeachment trial, as opposed to some curious constitutional post-mortem on a passed presidency. That question could face Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts if he has summoned for this role. A chief justice does not simply show up at anything deemed an impeachment trial. He must make an independent judgment over his carrying out a constitutional function. Even if he rules that this is a valid trial, that ruling could be rejected by the Senate in a motion to dismiss the article. In the Clinton impeachment, Democrats demanded such a threshold vote before a trial. Of course, since there is no president to try for impeachment, the Senate may not even ask Roberts to preside -- a telling departure that only undermines the trial as a whole.

This impeachment should end with the Trump administration. I do not fault those who view the president's conduct as impeachable. The speech was reckless and wrong. My primary objection was to the use of a snap impeachment and the language of the article of impeachment. That is now part of Trump's presidential legacy. The question is now what will be the troubling constitutional legacy left by the Senate in the trial of an ex-president.

In my view, a retroactive removal vote would combine with the use of a snap impeachment to fundamentally altering the role of impeachment in the United States. It would take a rush to judgment and turn it into a parade of constitutional horribles. Any party could retroactively impeach or remove a former president for the purpose of disqualifying him from office. Thus, if a party feared a one-term president's possible run, they could hold use impeachment to eliminate the political threat. With the snap impeachment, it would be worse than creating a type of "no confidence vote" under our Constitution. After a non confidence vote in the United Kingdom, a former prime minister can still run again for office.

A conviction would also not bring the closure as many may hope. Such disqualification would be one of the few impeachment issues that could be challenged in court. Trump would have standing to sue for his right to run again and he could well win. He would then be more popular than ever with many citizens eager to defy the Washington establishment. There is another path. The Senate could end the trial with a threshold vote and let history and the voters be the final judge of Donald J. Trump.

[Jan 17, 2021] The pot calling the kettle black: Liz Cheney forgot about Bush II administration crimes

Liz Cheney who probably got her position due to her father might well overplayed her hand.
Jan 17, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

MhOOMan 5 hours ago remove link

Below is a list of which House Republicans voted to impeach Trump on Wednesday.

[Jan 17, 2021] Rush To Judgment On Trump- Multiple Leftists Arrested For Capitol Riot

ZH commenters are not impressed with the official version of the events, to say the least...
Jan 17, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
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chelydra 19 hours ago remove link

At this point I don't care that some Antifa Rent-A-Mob types intermingled with the pro-Trump crowd. That unruly mob shown considerable restraint in the face of the criminality of our self-anointed ruling class. The vast bulk of the mob stayed within the velvet rope line. If the riot on Capitol Hill didn't happen, the Deep State would have cooked up some sinister post in some corner of the Internet to justify making the National Guard sleep in the halls and shut down DC (Biden already planned a "virtual" immaculation). Thanks to this show of force, our self-anointed rulers let their masks slip showing how craven and contemptuous they truly are.

SwmngwShrks 18 hours ago

That IS the Deep State cooking it up. People were bussed in. The guards let the people in. There was no forced entry. How was this violent?

sgt_doom 18 hours ago (Edited)

Exactly!!! You see it right in the MASAKO video:

https://youtu.be/5nvqvvsqJ_s

https://mb.ntd.com/analysis-of-ashli-babbit-video-suggests-coordinated-actions-interview-with-masako_551860.html

The video above is the 21st century equivalent of the Zapruder film!

William Dorritt 10 hours ago remove link

ANTIFA IS THE TERRORIST ARM OF THE FBI & DOJ

Antifa-BLM Organizer John Earl Sullivan

Released from Jail Without Bail

By Jim Hoft Published January 15, 2021 at 8:10pm

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/double-standards-antifa-blm-organizer-stormed-us-capitol-released-jail-without-bail/

Brother of Arrested Antifa-BLM Activist John Sullivan

Says His Brother Was "Somehow in Charge" of US Capitol Riots (VIDEO )

By Jim Hoft Published January 15, 2021 at 5:41pm

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/huge-brother-arrested-antifa-blm-activist-john-sullivan-turned-brother-says-brother-somehow-charge-us-capitol-riots-video/

Arising 3.0 20 hours ago remove link

More and more, it looks like Trump was framed.

for the majority of ZH readers that was obvious as the events were unfolding live.

HowdyDoody 8 hours ago

Pictures of the Washington Maidan - Trumps supporters - allegedly

https://i1.wp.com/www.richardsilverstein.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/ErKKQqcVkAQYfRh.jpg

This image shows Michiel Vos, Nancy Pelosi's son in law with Buffalo Man in front of the White House. He just happened to be there as he is a newsman for a Dutch TV show. If it was anyone but Nancy, I would suspect collusion.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErFL2a-W8AUsVD4.jpg

The White House framed in a gallows with a noose in front of it.

https://i0.wp.com/www.richardsilverstein.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/136954744_10158698018982850_6919317569108662572_n.jpg

This is a dog whistle to this image of a similar takeover in Israel.

https://i1.wp.com/www.richardsilverstein.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/136474173_10158698019032850_5296847883469615052_n.jpg

It shows a noose dangling framed before the coffin of Yitzhak Rabin murdered by Zionists in 1995 after being incited by Netanyahu allowing him eventually take control.

Finally we have Aaron Mostofsky, whose father is Judge Shlomo "Steven" Mostofsky of Kings County Supreme Court. He is a prominent in Democratic Borough politics and a former president of National Council of Young Israel.

https://cdn.cms.prod.nypr.digital/images/shutterstock_editorial_11691139q.2e16d0ba.fill-661x496.jpg

Let's give Aaron his 5 minutes of fame. Notice the totally uncontrolled violence on display at the end of the clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xewPUMYkaMQ

Jack_Ewing 19 hours ago remove link

Trump was not outsmarted by Dems. He was in on "the plan". The plan: Hand over the nation to globalists on 1/20 without a fight with patriots demoralized, humiliated and living in fear. Don't forget that the con artist set up supporters to be shamed, killed and face-recognized on Jan 6.

Then called the National Guard on them. Now they all belong to a national database, no fly lists. Remember: 4 years of Trump and no end to DACA, no end to birthright citizenship, no FISA arrests, no 'lock her up', no 'drain the swamp', no wall, no voter ID. But Israel got EVERYTHING: embassy, Golan Heights, settlements, billion$ in aid. ‬Trump: Rothschild puppet, Israeli double-agent.

TRM 19 hours ago remove link

Either the biggest Zionist shill since Theodore Herzl or the Mossad had the goods on him. I know which is most likely.

Trump's owners, the military industrial complex and the zionist lobby, have thrown him under the bus. Bummer dude but you don't get to be "the one". It is so easy to manipulate ego maniacs.

What deal did they cut with Biden's owners (media (all 6), med-mafia (pharma on top), tech and CIA+lawfare (DOJ, FBI, IRS))?

1) Biden will NOT end the sanctions against Iran. He may say "we'll negotiate" but it will drag on forever.

2) The MIC gets to keep the "civilian special forces" and most importantly control of the NSA.

So after doing all the dirty work Trump gets thrown under the bus. LMAO. Will he be a broken man like LBJ or Nixon or will he drift off into irrelevance like most of the rest?

The central banking cartel gets what it wants (all FED chair positions, Secretary of Treasury) for its people from both parties so they control the money which controls all else. They have supported Bolsheviks, fascists and FDR so they have no political affiliation other than to themselves. They are the true party of power.

Forced vaccinations, tracking and rigged "science" to justify everything are going to get worse. To all those who think you will get a "Socialist Republic" get a grip. You will get Chinese capitalism. The worst of both worlds. Single party dictatorship and the most exploitative capitalist system ever. It makes the robber barons of the late 1800's roll over in their graves in awe. The left owners worship the Chinese model.

" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yTuPFeaD3U"

"Look for your friends, but do not trust to hope. It has forsaken these lands"

sgt_doom 17 hours ago (Edited)

Seriously dude, he was outsmarted, but the dems are just the minions of the Deep State, America's China Class.

Trump was the disrupter to the status quo, the Rockefeller Plan -- which created the rigged market of rigged markets.

https://21stcenturywire.com/2016/12/31/us-middle-class-still-suffering-from-rockefeller-kissinger-industrial-transfer-scheme-to-china/

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/americas-china-class-fights-trump

🚫pinkos🚫 20 hours ago

There was no rush to judgement. This was ALL planned, probably weeks if not months beforehand. All the leftist operatives were well prepared/rehearsed. They knew exactly who, what, when, where, how and why. Just like they do EVERYTIME.

Templar X 20 hours ago (Edited)

This rush to not only blame President Trump for this "attack" upon Capitol Hill, but to also use it as a false reason to impeach him is not only a wild, insane, and irresponsible rush to judgement, it is proof positive that Nancy Pelosi is not fit for public office.

sgt_doom 17 hours ago

Exactly, exactly, exactly. The mayors and countymexecs, etc., across the nation were reading from,the same script all using the term "white insurrectionists" --- in the Northwesr

T my two sources notified me that the scrips,arrived a week before the 7th!

GreatCaesar'sGhost 20 hours ago

Interesting, but moot. The dems have both houses of Congress and the presidency. They will reek havoc for at least the next 2 years. Hopefully that creepy Liz Cheney gets primaried and loses, at least. She's sickening.

rwmctrofholz 19 hours ago

Bump this story to the top.

Secondly, didn't Matt Gaetz get shouted down/groaned at when he suggested that outside agitators had a role at the event at the Capitol?

ItsDanger 19 hours ago

But they can't investigate election fraud? No standing? Sad

Max21c 19 hours ago

Yeah it is quite amazing how all the drama queens in the Washington establishment rushed out to denounce the events on Capitol Hill and how quickly the phonies in the Justice Department and law enforcement were to launch investigations and make arrests over people barging in to the Capitol building. Yet the coup d'etat has been swept under the rug by the Regime and its state security apparatus and the puppet journalists in the official media.

SwmngwShrks 18 hours ago remove link

After watching the Occupy Wall-Street coverage and CIA handling of how to crush dissent, why would I trust the government's or media's word on any of this?

Musum 19 hours ago

The facts will continue to roll out

But it won't matter. The Russia Hoax proved that.

Truth and facts are the collateral damage of ideological crazies.

Max21c 19 hours ago

The people behind this all along have been deep state secret police and the intelligence community per CIA, Pentagon Gestapo, military intelligence, military secret police, FBI, British Gestapo and others in the cabal drawn from the ranks and world of the secret police and intelligence community.

Cardinal Fang 19 hours ago (Edited) remove link

What I find hilarious about this whole thing is that the exact same failings of the Benghazi attack are readily apparent in the US Capitol attack, right down to and including the unheeded request for reinforcements.

The only difference is the panic room wasn't burned out.

And the very same people who completely downplayed the Benghazi Attack are blowing this same type of operation way out of proportion.

We are being gaslighted.

Jolt 19 hours ago

That leaves Congress and all the jerks who voted for impeachment of President Trump looking like boobs and losers.

No, if Pelosi and McConnell and all of their buddies knew in advance that something was coming (and reports say it's true) and ALL refused to beef up security, passing IMPEACHMENT was an act of treason.

But that's just another conspiracy theory...

NOT EPS TYING 19 hours ago (Edited)

The black boy antifa guy was on cnn with his white partner in crime female as a guest of honor. i can smell the bs from a mile away, over 1000 miles away in this case. DC smells really bad now.

Delusion Spotter 19 hours ago (Edited)

The Truth always come out. This was obviously a staged Left Wing Plot from the beginning. The Democrats will try every dirty trick in the book to try to make sure Trump doesn't run against and defeat Senile Joe in 2024.

Senile Joe is already off to a bad start with his sure to fail $1.9 Trillion - Pork, Deadbeat, and Lost Cause Bonanza Plan.

Looks likes Trumps 2024 re-election will be a sure thing.

NOT EPS TYING 19 hours ago (Edited)

well the media is in big trouble now without trump. biden is more boring than watching paint dry, unless he is not using the teleprompter.

Crush the cube 19 hours ago

No they're not finished, your still standing.

Max21c 19 hours ago (Edited)

Even the press is starting to notice that the pieces aren't fitting together. Rather than a picture of all wicked and crazed Trump supporters, charging the Capitol, leftist news outfit Bloomberg reported that its survey of various parties involved , including those who died or were arrested, didn't paint the desired picture. Conclusion?

Many of those shown in news footage had no party affiliation and voted sporadically, if at all.

It's not unusual for the FBI & CIA to recruit and use drug addicts, alcoholics, derelicts, day workers, and others on the margins of society as they are easy to hire through fronts and easy to manipulate and be used by the secret police. It would not be the least surprising therefore that many of the agent provocateurs have suspicious background, lack stability, and come from the fringes of society as such bear the classic hallmarks of people used as dupes and cannon fodder by the intelligence agencies. They often make use of throw aways and disposable people and people that are vulnerable and easy to take advantage of and easy to handle and dump. These people fit the bill quite nicely as people that can be easily recruited by fronts and dupes and allow the puppet masters to keep it all at arms length.

slumdog_billionaire 19 hours ago

Yup!

11th_Harmonic 19 hours ago (Edited)

OBVIOUS: The 'left wing faction', the media, SillyCon Valley, and their political enablers have:

NOT OBVIOUS: Any well-thought, intelligent challenge to any of the above. You can't just keep hoping that this will go away with time; the time for peaceful action has almost passed.

Max21c 20 hours ago remove link

A left-wing activist who told Fox News last week that he'd followed a pro-Trump mob into the Capitol in order to "document" the siege is now the subject of a criminal complaint in connection with his alleged participation, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

John Sullivan can allegedly be heard egging on protesters in video he provided to the FBI, according to a federal criminal complaint. He has also shared the video to his YouTube and Twitter accounts under the pseudonym Jayden X

Apparently this guy John Sullivan claims to be an ordinary America but has a very suspicious background in allegedly being the son of a US Air Force General... and has been apparently mixed up in suspicious activities and suspicious groups... he may even be on the payroll and funded by front groups such as Anti-Fa or other radical front groups... Like other elites mixed up in these radical activities they all seem to have ties to higher levels of the government and political system... some are even Ivy Leaguers...

It would be interesting to see how many of the folks have been possibly trained by groups associated with the National Endowment for Democracy or other radical front groups for the deep state per CIA, State Department, Pentagon, FBI, National Security Council and rest of the state security apparatus. It would be interesting to see how much of this is just another British Gestapo and CIA and Pentagon Gestapo, State department elites color revolution aimed at the overthrow of the US government and imposing a ruler over America that shall do the biddings of the war machine and secret police machine...

[Jan 17, 2021] Poland Set To Make Censoring Social Media Accounts Illegal

Demonopolizatio0n of Internet giants would be a much better move...
Jan 17, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

On Jan. 6, pro-Trump extremists stormed the US Capitol complex and disrupted Congress's joint session to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory. Days later, social media companies went on a free speech crusade against President Trump, banning or limiting the president from various platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.

It appears some Polish government officials have denounced big tech's censorship of Trump. They are preparing to draft a law that will make it illegal for tech firms to ban accounts, according to The Guardian .

"Algorithms or the owners of corporate giants should not decide which views are right and which are not," wrote the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

"There is no and can be no consent to censorship."

Morawiecki's comments were published on Facebook days after Twitter and Facebook suspended the US president, citing a "risk of further incitement of violence" in the wake of his supporters storming the US Capitol building in Washington, DC.

Speaking vaguely and without mentioning Trump, Morawiecki said:

"Censorship of free speech, which is the domain of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, is now returning in the form of a new, commercial mechanism to combat those who think differently," he said.

"The owners of social platforms cannot act above the law," Morawiecki added, noting that in Poland, the functioning of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are regulated by law.

"We will suggest that similar regulations are also put in place in all of the European Union," he said.

Morawiecki's comments came after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Trump's ban from Twitter is "problematic."

The fallout from last week's deadly raid on the Capitol has included the purging of Parler , which is a social media app mainly used by conservatives. Apple and Google both banned Parler from their respective app stores over concerns the app aided Trump supporters in the Capitol attack.

Banning Trump from Twitter and other social media platforms has set dangerous precedence where big tech companies can, at their convenience, censor anyone they want, even the president of the US.


Sven Novgorod 2 hours ago (Edited) remove link

"On Jan 6th, pro-Trump extremists stormed the US Capitol complex and disrupted Congress's joint session"

This article states as fact the storming of Congress is a closed case. Done and dusted.

I say Propaganda.

No comment on the fact BLM was present or Antifa was also there. No comment on the fact, the police encouraged people to enter the building.

takeaction 1 hour ago (Edited) remove link

And CNN was in on it... .they are trying to scrub the video...

Note: I could find NO Reference to this video through google. Duck Duck go...there it was.

Ikiru 1 hour ago (Edited)

Google has become entirely useless for anyone looking for the truth. I gave a friend a Google demonstration by punching in "election fraud", which 5 years ago would have pulled up all sorts of information, including the massive evidence. Now, it only pulls up MSM sites and leftist rags. I would recommend trying this with friends and family to show how Google is manipulating the public who are unaware of their evil doings.

mcgman 1 hour ago remove link

This is the biggest problem with the right wing activist base. They run for cover and start dumping people overboard once the going gets rough. Yes there were antifa and blm provocateurs at the protest. But that says nothing for the 99% of the people in attendance that were the most ardent of trump activists. They are responsible for how they behaved. But their justification was IMMEDIATELY cooped by washington GOP talking points in saying how "BAD THEY ARE". Rather than pointing out how they have been systematically disenfranchised and targeted over the last 4 years. The activist base on the right needs to take a lesson from the left. Did you see democrats running for cover and throwing their base under the bus over the summer when the country was on fire ? absolutely NOT. Jerry Nadler told everyone it was a myth and to go piss up a rope. The GOP is the party of fools which is why they are allowing their most ardent supporters to be put on corporate blacklists and DHS no fly lists. If the right intends to be politically active they have a LOT of learning to do. This event exposes why the movement on the right is so weak politically.

Sandwich 2 hours ago

Hey ZH, nobody stormed anything. It was a guided tour.

Debtman And Robbin 1 hour ago

I saw members of Congress storming out on live TV.

takeaction 1 hour ago

Yes sir it was....by CNN We did it!

This should be front page story. Needs to get some legs.

ThomasJefferson69 2 hours ago remove link

Yes it seems the oligarch's have found a weapon they can continue to use to control the masses. A flu virus.

Amazing how many people I still see wearing masks [outside of closed spaces]. Even in a state that doesn't require them.

https://summit.news/2020/10/07/over-6000-scientists-doctors-sign-anti-lockdown-petition/

balz 1 hour ago (Edited) remove link

On Jan. 6, pro-Trump extremists stormed the US Capitol complex

Get your facts straight, Tyler. They weren't extremists, the Capitol wasn't "stormed" and some of them weren't even Trump supporters.

Pigeon 1 hour ago (Edited)

+1000

This sort of fake-news editorializing happens far too frequently here. How long until Tylers go full-Drudge?

FYI, did you see American Thinker turned off comments (and those were hosted by POS Vuukle). Can't take a chance on someone saying something naughty.

These sites are shooting themselves in the foot. Personally, my time online has dropped 50% - and will continue to drop as I detox myself from the stupidity , manipulation and propaganda.

[Jan 17, 2021] Why did Trump learn nothing from Charlottesville?

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Anonymous [401] Disclaimer , says: January 16, 2021 at 8:37 am GMT • 18.4 hours ago

Trump should have been at the head of his army of supporters, leading them down Pennsylvania Avenue as voting fraud evidence was examined in Congress. It would have been a powerful and wondrous photo op. Why didn't he? Why did he learn nothing from Charlottesville?

Also, why hasn't he pardoned the Proud Boys, James Fields, Assange, etc.? Why did he, yet again, jump to do Israel's bidding by pardoning Kushner's corrupt father and freeing Israeli spy Pollard? Now every pro-Trump media talking-head BEGINS by atoning for the fake "insurrection."

The Republican party is dead, filled with rabid RINOs and masochistic Swampussies. Why would ANY Trumper ever vote again, knowing that election-machinery is rigged? Finally, what good does it do now for Don to unseal the evidence used against him? That should have been done years ago, when it mattered.

[Jan 17, 2021] To what extent Jan 6 events can be viewed as a provocation specifically designed to remove Trump from polical arean and disredit his supporters

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Anita Patel , says: January 15, 2021 at 11:31 pm GMT • 1.1 days ago

"Trump and his supporters had to be blackened and discredited with an orchestrated event that stopped the presentation of the evidence of electoral fraud and replaced it with an "insurrection against democracy by MAGA terrorists." Or: "THE SWAMP STRIKES BACK."

Notsofast , says: January 16, 2021 at 12:00 am GMT • 1.1 days ago

what i can't understand is why would trump send his followers to the capitol at the precise time the evidence is about to be read into the congressional record. ted cruz (not that i like or trust him) was about to present "evidence" that would have been available to the public, that is now buried and resulted in calls for his resignation. they had to know that there would be provocateurs after charlotte, i wonder if trump hadn't cut a deal to throw his supporters under the bus in order to save his ass, or if the whole deal is just a massive scripted psyops for the last four years.

[Jan 17, 2021] Is John Sullivan somehow connected to/controlled by FBI

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HallParvey , says: January 16, 2021 at 2:46 pm GMT • 12.3 hours ago

@My SIMPLE Pseudonymic Handle ations are either dissolved or they merge with the artificial ones, but always in subordinate roles.

Basically, instead of going out to find the radicals you attract them to you. Now you know where they all are and what they are doing. Even better, you are now in command of those very radicalized individuals who want to take you down. Sweet! If you need to thin their ranks you just hatch a fake plot to do whatever and send the ones to die into a kill zone that your military has set up somewhere. Not only do you get rid of some radicals but you build a reputation of omniscience and invulnerability around your military. Alternatively you can steer two or more of your controlled radical organizations into conflict with each other, killing more radicals and building the reputation of your opponents as being a bunch of idiots who kill their own.

, Getaclue , says: January 16, 2021 at 5:58 pm GMT • 9.1 hours ago
@lloyd s been given "Get Out Of Jail Free Cards" for violence before and he is out of jail now – – others (fools) who followed him into the Capitol (which he is on tape inside urging them to "burn it down") have NO Bail and face decades in Prison (Buffalo Horn head guy) -- the FBI is nothing but a NWO KGB -- they "infiltrate" or set up all the "violence" we see to use it so our Rights can be stripped away as we are now seeing and have since the 911 False Flag which they also knew about, allowed, and covered up -- it is all theater to be used to destroy us for the NWO Globalist Agenda: https://national-justice.com/black-lives-matter-organizer-seen-entering-capitol-building-crowd-likely-fbi-agent-provocateur
Corvinus , says: January 16, 2021 at 6:34 pm GMT • 8.5 hours ago
@Getaclue

"No doubt Sullivan works for the FBI "

Citations required.

"it is all theater to be used to destroy us for the NWO Globalist Agenda"

So, assuming this to be true, what are you personally doing about it other than lamenting on a blog?

Peripatetic Itch , says: January 17, 2021 at 1:48 am GMT • 1.2 hours ago
@Corvinus
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/ashli-babbitt-shooting-video-jayden-x-maga-riot-interview-1112949/

So you may be on to something. He may be the key witness in the Ashli case. He was certainly most seriously shocked by it.

This is Sullivan's documentary. The murder scene is real. It is extremely difficult to watch, but occurs near the end, at about 1:11. The rest is incredibly good footage. Every second person in the protest was taking pics. No one had weapons. The man who broke the window for Ashli to climb through was probably the same one who snuck down the stairs to change his clothes right after, so most probably Antifa.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/P34tO5eaLhg?feature=oembed

[Jan 17, 2021] If we compare two riots

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KenH , says: January 16, 2021 at 10:30 pm GMT • 4.5 hours ago

The neoliberal MSM and various talking heads now lecture us that the black supremacist and radical left looting of Target stores and businesses on main street and firebombing police precincts and a federal building and killing and maiming dozens of people over a five month period is far less serious than storming the Capitol building, stealing Nancy Pelosi's holy lectern and taking some selfies.

So if the pro-Trump "Capitol rioters" would have just destroyed the nearest Target store and police precinct and used fire extinguishers on wheel chair bound black women then that would have been ok with CNN. But dare to make mischief at the holy Capitol building and all bets are off and it's time for the firing squads and drone strikes. At least for right wingers.

Of course the amnesiac neoliberal morons forgot that they attempted to storm the White House in late May 2020 but of course that is Democracy in action and whenever blacks and leftists riot we better sit up and take notice and do some serious soul searching because we brought it upon ourselves.

Suddenly, neoliberal media, some BLM leaders and assorted left wing gas bags have morphed into back the bluetards and are celebrating the murder of unarmed white woman Ashli Babbitt by a black Capitol police officer. Surprisingly, BLM activist Shaun King, a.k.a. "Martin Luther Cream", actually showed some principle and said the shooting was unwarranted.

[Jan 17, 2021] Does Chuck Schumer really want to try Trump in the Senate on the charges submitted by the House?

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anonymous [432] Disclaimer , says: January 16, 2021 at 8:28 am GMT • 18.6 hours ago

So, I must ask, does Chuck Schumer REALLY want to try Trump in the Senate on the charges submitted by the House? Because, if so, is not Trump entitled to a defense a defense that may include evidence touching on all the issues you raised in your piece, Mr. Roberts?

At this point the name of the game is the Democrats trying to besmirch Trump's reputation to the point where he can never participate in the American political system ever again. This is why Schumer says he would try Trump even if January 20th were the last possible opportunity to do so. And, if he missed that deadline, that he would try him AFTER his presidential term as a private citizen, all to i) punish him with jail time to underscore a definitive "win" in the history books for his hardball party politics and ii) preclude him from ever seeking the presidency again because of disqualification under the relevant constitutional amendment, or having the credibility to back another candidate or create his own political party/movement.

Does Mr. Schumer think that he can present only one side of the story in any such Senate trial? Does he think Trump will not be allowed to defend himself with evidence? Or at least with contentions claimed to be evidence which would then have to be examined in detail before the Senate to establish its status as evidence or not? And, unless the Senate trial is a secret kangaroo court closed to the public, whatever is presented to the Senate is now revealed to the public and the scenario you paint in your article, Mr. Roberts, should ultimately be revealed in glorious technicolor to all.

Am I right? Or does Schumer in the Senate have the same prerogatives to short circuit constitutionally guaranteed rights of legal self-defense that Pelosi seemingly employed in the House where only "evidence" provided by the prosecution was allowed? Will Trump, or his lawyers, simply be made to stand in the dock and listen to the accusations with no allowance for rebuttal? Well, that certainly should not impress the public either. I daresay that kind of performance would lead not to the "blue tide" in coming elections that the Dems envision in their dreams but to their next "shellacking," as their silver-tongued Nobel laureate put it.

If Trump is given the legal rights usually extended to most multibillionaires in the American legal system, he should be able to tie up the Senate's time for months or even years to come whilst embarrassing the left side of the aisle no end. I know, justice in the Congress does not take the same form and maybe does not provide the same protections as in the courts, but appearances alone should be a consideration for both sides in this matter. Does it appear that justice and fairness are being applied, or does it look like raw power politics, cold retribution with an old fashioned tar and feathering? So, I again pose the question, does Schumer really want to try Trump in the Senate for his alleged "high crimes and misdemeanors?" I also wonder, if Schumer's dream case against Trump goes awry and the Dems stand to be humiliated with the truth and with evidence of their own crimes, could we ultimately be seeing a resolution similar to the Milosevic case at the Hague? Could the Russians be framed once again for exposing their alleged puppet to a fatal dose of novichok? (Pelosi and the Queen of Warmongers would claim Putin didn't trust the Donald not to spill his guts on their grand conspiracy to rule the world together.) I know, sounds crazy, but what that has happened during the last four years has not been crazy?

[Jan 17, 2021] Baghdad green zone in Washington, DC

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Artemesia , 16 January 2021 at 11:59 AM

...Does anyone share my belief that the "requirement" for heavily armed guards and barricades around state capitols, based on FBI threat assessment that ProudBoys and other white supremacist/deplorables/smellies plan armed attacks in protest of Biden's inauguration is the prequel to imposition of martial law and/or a false flag?

I've never used FB and don't understand how or why to use Twitter.
I don't have TV and haven't watched MSM or cable news for about a decade.
I do, however, -- or did -- watch C Span, including Washington Journal almost religiously.

This morning's Wash. Journ. was outrageous. Moderator Jesse Holland, who teaches journalism, if I'm not mistaken, opened with, "The insurrectionist riots have the nation on edge . . ." Luge downhill from there.
C Span has revealed itself as Propaganda Central. Moderators proclaim themselves to be "objective" and even invisible: the callers are the focus. But especially since the beginning of the pandemic, and blatantly since the election & ensuing controversy, Moderators produce heavily loaded questions that function more as conditioners- normalizers; they validate callers who conform to the party line; and they argue with or cut off callers who disagree with the party line, even when such callers present articulate and soundly sourced information.

Brian Lamb retired in 2012 but remained a presence until about 2 years ago, and to the best of my knowledge has not appeared on the network, in person, since 2018. I believe the C Span project has morphed into something he did not anticipate and might not endorse.

JohninMK , 16 January 2021 at 04:58 PM

BillWade you touch on an interesting topic.

Who made the decision and why is it thought necessary to turn central DC into the equivalent of the Green Zone in Baghdad? With an estimated 30,000 troops, 50 odd medium armour Strikers, engineers, drones plus goodness knows what else.

I understand that it is a 30 day deployment, why for so long after the inauguration?

As military Intel is usually good they surely can't be expecting strike columns of Deplorables in their 'technicals' a la ISIS?

This quite naturally leads to the theory that if they are not to keep someone out, maybe they are there for the opposite. We will know in a few days.

[Jan 17, 2021] Why hasn't Mike Dunn been arrested by the FBI?

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'Boogaloo Boi' Leader Who Aligns with Black Lives Matter Boasted About Organizing Armed Insurrection On US Capitol

While establishment Republicans and Democrats and the mainstream media continue to blame Trump and his supporters for violent riots at the Capitol, they entirely ignored a Jan. 8 Reuters interview where he admitted "three or four groups of loyalists under his command helped storm the Capitol " and "embraced the moment to strike against the government."

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Asked whether boogaloos had planned to attack the Capitol on Jan. 6, he told the publication, "Just know there is more to come."

The 22-year-old Boogaloo leader and Virginia resident bragged about "infiltrating" MAGA during the riot and scoffed at Trump supporters for adhering to the 6pm citywide curfew for the District of Columbia mandated on Jan 6.

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"After MAGA and others stormed the capital building in a moment of anger (which was cool) they retreated to hotels to comply with the Curfew. We obviously didn't stayed out in the streets until 12," he tweeted on Jan. 7.

In response to another Twitter user, he claimed, "Those were infiltrators, not real MAGA," Dunn gloated, "Yeh, we know."

While a Google search of the Boogaloo movement would have you believe the group is comprised of "far right," "white supremacist" Trump supporters, the Boogaloo Bois are actually a far-left group aligned with Black Lives Matter in their disdain for Trump and Republicans.

[Jan 17, 2021] Does Jade Sacker Work for CNN

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On Jan. 15, 2021, a slight wrinkle was added to this rumor: Not only was antifa responsible for the attack, but so was CNN. A viral video supposedly showing " CNN's Own " Jade Sacker quickly racked up more than 2 million views as it circulated on Twitter. Other postings of this video labeled Sacker as " CNN photojournalist " or " CNN reporter ."

Here's a screenshot of one such posting .

While this video was widely shared as if it showed a woman named Jade Sacker, we have not been able to independently verify this. If this video truly does show Sacker, however, it's important to note Sacker is not an employee of CNN. Describing her as "CNN's own" or "CNN reporter Jade Sacker" is inaccurate.

Sacker is a freelance photojournalist who documented the pro-Trump mob storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. She is not, nor has she ever been, employed by CNN.

Matt Dornic, the head of strategic communications for CNN Worldwide, wrote on Twitter that "no one named Jade Sacker works for CNN."

A spokesperson for CNN reiterated this point to us in an email, writing: "Jade Sacker has never worked for CNN."

So, where does this rumor come from?

On the evening of Jan. 6, Sacker appeared on "Anderson Cooper 360" alongside a man named John Sullivan to talk about what they saw during the Capitol riot. Specially, these two appeared on the network to discuss a piece of footage captured by Sullivan that showed the shooting death of a woman inside the Capitol. Here's a screenshot from that interview:

Sacker appeared on CNN because she was a witness to the Capitol riot, not because she was employed by CNN, or because she was hired by the network to report from the event.

It should be noted that Sullivan was arrested by the FBI for his alleged involvement in the riot a few days after this interview. While Sullivan claims that he was at the Capitol to document the event as a journalist, the FBI affidavit notes that Sullivan can be heard on video yelling things like "we about to burn this shit down" and "we accomplished this shit. We did this together. Fuck yeah! We are all a part of this history."

News of Sullivan's arrest was widely spread on social media attached to the misleading claim that he was a leader of antifa. We took a deeper look into Sullivan's alleged ties to antifa and Black Lives Matter here .

[Jan 17, 2021] The people who stormed the Capitol are easily divided into two groups; the petty bourgeoisie and lumpen-proletariat

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Andrew Watts , January 16, 2021 at 8:35 am

I've previously compared our time to the Revolutions of 1848 and so I reject the notion that these events can be compared to a genuine underclass rebellion. The people who stormed the Capitol are easily divided into two groups; the petty bourgeoisie and lumpen-proletariat. The lumpen proletariat is playing a similar role to what they did during 1848 as useful pawns of reactionary forces. While the petty bourgeoisie in America has seen it's economic prosperity threatened by the pandemic and are seething with fury at the federal/state government(s) after years of anti-government propaganda from the likes of Fox News and/or other "conservative" sources.

In any capitalist system the middle classes typically lack the political influence to be made whole by the State in any emergency and unknowingly live their lives on the edge of ruin. We saw this with the CARES Act when the largest chunk of the Paycheck Protection loans went to politically connected businesses. Babbitt is somewhere in the cross section between these groups. A former soldier without any dedicated profession nevertheless tries to start a business in a monopolistic service industry dominated by capital.

There isn't anything that can convince me her unnecessary and tragic death wasn't a suicide by cop. A former soldier or failed businesswoman attempting to breach a barricade with armed people behind it seems like a clear-cut example.

bob k , January 16, 2021 at 9:56 am

while i disagree with your last paragraph, i think you're right about the class content of the assaulters. I believe it was Marx who talked about the outrage of the petty bourgeoise (if not, then it was Lenin, can't remember). anyway the pb lacks the sweeping world view an enlightened working class and sees the world in terms of its narrow and short term interests, which right now are desperate and dismal.

Interestingly enough, or maybe not, the ranks of Antifa are also made up of the pb.

Andrew Watts , January 16, 2021 at 5:30 pm

I'd have to say that Antifa types are petty bourgeoisie with lumpen inclinations. The common characteristic that defines the lumpen is the inability to view itself with any degree of class awareness. The issue of class is an abstract theory to most of them. They can't connect the challenges of being lower class to their own personal life or contemporary peer's experience.

That very prevalence of abstract thought is commonly found in ages of decline/collapse though.

There is nothing more conducive to the destruction of a nation, whether it be a republic or monarchy, than the lack of men of wisdom or intellect. When a republic has many citizens, or a monarchy many ministers, of high quality it quickly recovers from losses that are brought about by misfortune. When such men are lacking, it falls into the very depths of disgrace. That is why I deplore the present state of the Empire which, having produced so many excellent men in the past, has now been reduced to such a level of sterility that today's governors possess nothing to elevate them above whom they govern. -John Cantacuzenus

Tony Wright , January 17, 2021 at 6:00 am

That quote also seems to perfectly summarise the reason behind the current Brexit and Covid19 situation in the (dis)UK. Little cause for optimism there methinks.

Dennis , January 16, 2021 at 12:01 pm

If there was any real party of the proletariat in the US, it would be pushing to incorporate the petty bourgeoisie into an alliance with the gig workers/retail workers who make up today's proletariat. As Marx pointed out in the Communist Manifesto, the lower middle class are becoming revolutionary "in view of its impending transfer into the proletariat," and it should be the goal of the left to partner with this class, not alienate them.

21st Century America's petty bourgeoisie is rather large as it consists of not only traditional small business owners, but also the kin to the working classes of the 70's and 80s, who benefited from the century of union activism that preceded them. They grew up middle class and in relative comfort, and they still have some of the wealth left over from the past. But now they see the only future for them and their children under Neoliberalism is downward. Since there is no movement from the left, they easily fall prey to the right and slogans like MAGA.

[Jan 17, 2021] Neither of these parties serves the interests of anyone except the ultrawealthy. And with the sliding standard of living of the majority of population this is problem and led to the Jan 6 events.

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KD , January 16, 2021 at 10:26 pm

The mistake I see is partisan thinking. "Working class people who vote for the GOP are voting against their own interests." Perhaps, provided we add "working class people who vote for the Democrats are voting against their own interests." The government serves the oligarchs, and GOP or Dem just expresses the tilt, is it going to be handouts for Hollywood or Oil and Gas?

Neither of these parties serves the interests of anyone except the ultrawealthy. You're more likely to get better representation voting in a local Chinese election, because at least the candidate hasn't been bought off by corporations. As long as the 99% continues to turn on each other in the fight over the table scraps, and keeps voting for these two corrupt "lesser of two evils", the result will be more evil.

VietnamVet , January 16, 2021 at 9:16 pm

[Jan 17, 2021] Lessons From the 6 January Capitol Insurrection

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Yves here.

... It's not hard to imagine that a decent proportion of the rioters were small business owners, like the woman who was fatally shot, Ashli Babbitt, who operated a pool service company with her husband. Small businesspeople have been the loudest opponents of lockdowns and other restrictions on Covid and some are even of the "Covid is a hoax" school. Yes, they favored Trump for economic reasons: they benefitted from his tax reforms and were keen about his refusal to support aggressive Covid containment measures.

By Albena Azmanova, an associate professor of politics at the University of Kent's Brussels School of International Studies and author of Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia (2020) and Marshall Auerback, a researcher at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, a fellow of Economists for Peace and Security , and a regular contributor to Economy for All , a project of the Independent Media Institute. Produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute

By the same token, the events of January 6th should be viewed as the point U.S. political dysfunction reached its breaking point. While the country still appears to remain economically powerful, it has become politically weak and socially fragile in ways characteristic of a society in decline. The focus on the relatively small group that broke into the Capitol as a result of lax security is akin to focusing on the Beirut blast wreckage to the exclusion of all else. Far more significant are the surveys of representative samples of Americans that reveal deepening mistrust of the core institutions and a growing commitment to sectarian interests which have, in many parts of the nation, superseded commitment to the republic itself.

This sheds a different light on the events. While the spark that ignited the violent pro-Trump upheaval was the incumbent's allegations that the November Presidential election was fraudulent, for many the assault on the Capitol was also an insurgency against the entire political class. "All these politicians work for us. We pay their salaries, we pay our taxes. And what do we get? Nothing. All of them inside are traitors" -- as a member of the mob stated .

On this particular point, the grievances of the violent mob and the findings of scholars align: America is an oligarchy, not a functioning democracy, as the detailed study by Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page argued in 2014. Thus, much as this was an assault on American democracy, the storming of the Capitol was also a sign that American democracy had already failed. Surely, these clumsy "revolutionaries" did not storm the Capitol because they are living the American Dream -- and they are blaming, unsurprisingly, the whole political class for their malaise.

Whenever economic explanations of this radicalization are attempted, inequality is singled out as the root of working-class discontent. Commentators from Joseph Stiglitz to Thomas Piketty or Emmaunuel Saez relentlessly hammer on one theme above all others: an economic inequality that has deep roots in the political system. A cross-party consensus is now emerging on fighting inequality through redistribution -- from raising the minimum wage to increasing unemployment benefits.

One reason why inequality has attracted so much attention is that it is easily measurable. Indeed, reports of the top 1% of Americans taking $50 trillion from the bottom 90% easily appeal to our sense of injustice. However, there are studies of the white working class which reveal that despite the outrage about inequality, many in this demographic still admire the rich. Additionally, the singular focus on economic inequality obscures another phenomenon -- the massive economic insecurity which is affecting broader swathes of the population beyond the 'precariat' (those in poorly paid and insecure jobs). While insecurity is not easy to measure and report, it is in fact at the root of the social malaise of Western societies.

Seeing economic precarity as a root cause also helps to better explain why so much of the working-class radicalization has taken a turn to the right. Right-wing populists specifically evoke language that triggers conservative instincts -- the evocation of family, a desire for stability, for clinging strongly to what is familiar ("Make America Great Again"), as opposed to plunging into political experimentation with something new -- with the "foreign", to the American mind, European-style social democracy (especially when combined with "woke" issues that tend to alienate). On the other hand, many on the libertarian right champion free market fundamentalism, which fosters competitive, rather than solidaristic attitudes -- especially when public goods are converted into private rents via privatization, which in turn limits access to resources that mitigate the effects of that intense competition instead of enhancing social solidarity.

Even under recent Democratic Administrations, economic recovery from the 2008 financial meltdown happened through a growth in insecure employment. The services jobs that fueled U.S. economic growth for the past 40 years -- until the pandemic began to destroy them -- were numerous, but of low quality. The rise of neoliberalism at the expense of the conservative-liberal divide that preceded it has enabled employers to tilt the terms of our capitalist economies heavily toward capital and away from labor, via the evisceration of unions, the deconstruction of the welfare state, and the privatization of public services. Most importantly, funding for public services and social programs has been persistently slashed. It is this impoverishment of the public commons that has increased the importance of personal wealth in securing essential goods such as healthcare and education. Thus, economic inequality matters enormously, but as a grave symptom of a broader problem -- that of massive, and growing, fragility of society as a whole. The erosion of the public sector precludes access to many of the social supports that have historically buttressed economic security.

As a result, the American economy has begun to resemble a new, modern feudalism with a small technocracy dominated by Silicon Valley tech overlords and Wall Street billionaires at the top, and a large, uneducated, rapidly growing serf class at the bottom with no social safety net to protect it. . Even if the wealth gap were to be considerably reduced by transfer from rich to poor, precarity would persist because it is rooted not in inequality, but in a depleted public sector, in a public authority that has abandoned the public and increasingly become a vehicle for predatory capitalism .

The pandemic exacerbated both the inequality and the precarity. Wall Street and the stock market have boomed over the past several months, generating affluence imbued with unprecedented levels of risk. At the same time, job growth has collapsed, and unemployment remains stubbornly high. Millions of Americans have withdrawn from the labor force, their jobs likely destroyed for good as the long-term impact of the economic shutdown wreaks havoc in many industries.

That has become a literal life consequence for working people in a system that continues to introduce restrictions to curb the pandemic. It is a particularly acute paradox in the United States, where healthcare remains largely predicated to employment via employer-funded healthcare systems. So we have the makings of a vicious cycle: restrictions are introduced to slow the pandemic, which in turn creates further job losses, which in turn can mean loss of employment and, hence, loss of access to healthcare provision. The very policies designed to safeguard health, then, ultimately exacerbate the problem. Add all of these factors together, align it with a demagogue working to undermine an election result, and you get the ingredients for a very poisonous outbreak of the kind we witnessed on January 6th.

The forces that led to the evisceration of working-class security is now extending to those ensconced in historically well-paid jobs, from lawyers to IT engineers. Even in the midst of a severe recession and a rapidly accelerating pandemic, policy makers remain remarkably indifferent to these trends and the ongoing precarity . They persist in believing that what has happened is merely a disruption to a solid structure, a deviation from normality, all of which can be rectified by the right mix of policy stimulus. A growing political consensus in the United States to tackle inequality appears to be emerging (especially in the wake of the recent Georgia run-off election, which put the Senate back under the control of the Democratic Party). But no matter how equal society becomes in terms of wealth distribution, without a dramatic government investment in public services, notably education, healthcare provision, and job security, trust and disillusionment in American institutions will persist, and with that also the rise of militancy by a radicalized underclass.


jackiebass , January 16, 2021 at 6:48 am

Generally people attending protests aren't poor people. Poor people are living from paycheck to paycheck. They need to work to survive. It is expensive to attend a protest. The travel and other costs along with lost wages if you are a working person aren't affordable. Many are funded by dark money, live off of parents or are borne into privilege. Actually many were protesting against a system that favors them. It is a small but vocal part of the population. People need to take these hate groups seriously. They are the biggest threat to our democracy that exists. The Southern Poverty Law Center has been warning us about this hate groups for decades. It is time we take the warning seriously.

bob k , January 16, 2021 at 8:07 am

i don't know, it was probably a mix of classes. I do know that I attended many many demos in the 60s in DC and always travelled by bus with many others. often we'd have a car wash to raise money for the bus. it was cheap and effective. and as a college student i didn't have much disposable income and often had to rely on the generosity of others. as for getting arrested, who thinks they're going to be arrested?

The Historian , January 16, 2021 at 8:24 am

I tend to agree. It is important not to judge them by what they looked like. It's like what happens at Sturgis. Many of the bikers are doctors, lawyers, techies, etc., but they grow beards and shave their heads, and generally 'dress down' for the event. I think that often happens at MAGA rallies too. Most of the MAGA types I know are small businessmen, i.e., the guy who owns a house painting business, or an auto repair place, or a small construction yard.

Carla , January 16, 2021 at 10:07 am

And safety forces -- almost all police officers and firefighters are unionized. While starting pay can be very low, benefits are excellent, and promotions plus regular raises mean these workers are usually solidly middle class. And tragically for this country, it seems they often identify with the predator class more than they do with the precariat.

Michael Fiorillo , January 16, 2021 at 11:25 am

Most of them seem to be petit bourgeois, which traditionally forms the base of right-wing/fascist movements. While it might have been white working class defectors from the Democratic Party who put Trump over the top in 2016 (as in the many thousands in swing states who voted for Obama before turning to Trump), his base is otherwise similar to that of more conventional Republicans.

As Adolph Reed has pointed out, #McResistance Media, LLC, has racialized the term "working class" to mean "white working class," the better to shame, scold and divide.

John Wright , January 17, 2021 at 9:16 am

One local (Northern Calif) retail business owner I deal with stated that "Trump is better for business" prior to the election, indicating his support for Trump.

Another time, he mentioned that he was "behind on the rent" for his building.

But this business owner still has a small and loyal workforce that he, somehow, pays.

Trump was the carny barker selling his version of (Obama) hope.

And great many USA people are hoping for their lot to improve.

In my view, the Democrats had an opportunity to work with Trump for the betterment of the country from January 2017 to January 2021.

Instead they ridiculed him and accused him of being a traitorous Russian dupe and unleashed the national security state on him..

Maybe if the Democrats had swallowed their pride and dealt in a less adversarial manner with the unworthy Trump, the USA and the world would be better off.

De-facto ignoring the long term economic issues (wages, healthcare, education, infrastructure) in the USA is policy for both parties.

And people USED to look to the Democrats as the party that actually cared for the less well off as in LBJ's War on Poverty.

I'm now expecting "Biden Disappointment Syndrome" to unfold after Jan 21 in Biden supporters.

John Wright , January 17, 2021 at 2:27 pm

I tend to view politicians as skilled in manipulation to get what they want.

Out of the gate, the Democrats Russigated Trump and second guessed his moves (talking with Putin, talking with North Korea).

I suspect businessman Trump is not the winning party in every deal he has made.

In my view, the Democrats did a real disservice to the county by antagonizing Trump from day one, seemingly because the anointed one did not win.

Perhaps the Democrats could have manipulated "serial liar" Trump for the country's benefit if they had t

dcblogger , January 16, 2021 at 7:45 am

when you violently assault the Capitol for the purpose of overturning and election and beat a police officer to death, people are going to say very mean things about you.

Carolinian , January 16, 2021 at 9:46 am

Depends on what you mean by "you." First hand accounts of the riot suggest that only a hard core were out to break into the building (and may have already been at the Capitol as Trump was speaking on the Ellipse). Many others simply walked in almost as tourists when the guards stepped aside. It's also unclear so far who these militant people were although they could have been Proud Boys. The Capitol policeman inside was killed by one person who hit him in the head with a fire extinguisher.

Greg Palast has an article saying that the rally did not have a permit to gather at the Capitol and that may be the reason it was so thinly defended (together one must suggest with incompetence by the now resigned head of the Capitol police). Perhaps the whole incident is more a matter of "stuff happens" than some deep dark insurrectionist plan.

https://consortiumnews.com/2021/01/14/organized-march-to-capitol-was-not-permitted-rally-organizers-warned-white-house/

lyman alpha blob , January 16, 2021 at 11:54 am

I agree with your take. The Gray Zone piece by Max Blumenthal that someone linked to here a few days ago is the only report I've seen by a reporter who was in the crowd at the scene. Blumenthal reported that there was definitely a core group who had violent intentions, but they were far from the majority. Sounds like that core used the larger protest as camouflage to some extent. Blumenthal also reported that there were many in the crowd who to him at least had some clear mental health issues.

I think the 6th was as you described – stuff happens. If more riots break out in the coming weeks though, that will no longer be the case. And telling people they'll get $1,400 right after you specifically promised them $2,000 isn't exactly the best way to calm the restless masses.

As many have noted here, the crowd was not the poorest of the poor. There have been reports that some pooled funds to charter private jets to the protest. A lot of what you might call petit bourgeoisie – small business owners and merchants.

And I sincerely hope that people don't misunderstand my point since I am not trying in any way to make a direct comparison between the participants in the riots of the 6th who I've never met and people from a couple centuries ago who I've also never met, but here's a list of some other petit bourgeoisie with an axe to grind – Ben Franklin, Sam Adams, Paul Revere .

The point is, regardless of the particular grievances of today's rioters and the revolutionaries of yesteryear, these things very rarely start with the poorest of the poor – they start when there is middle class backing, and as we all know, the middle class in the US has been under legislative assault from both parties for decades now.

Louis Fyne , January 16, 2021 at 1:56 pm

there is this account too, from the Martha Vineyards Times -- which I think that we can all agree is not a traditionally right-wing outlet.

https://www.mvtimes.com/2021/01/08/not-huge-angry-mob/

lyman alpha blob , January 16, 2021 at 2:50 pm

Thanks for that – great article. This was particularly interesting –

He said there were agitators wearing military-style clothing along the route from the rally to the Capitol trying to get the crowd fired up, but he repeated that the majority of people were just there to peacefully protest. "There were people trying to incite the crowd and I remember yelling at one. Maybe we should have grabbed their megaphones. I'm not there to get in a fight with anyone. There were people there to incite the crowd. No one was listening to them."

And for some strange reason, no matter the protest, if things do get violent we just never seem to be able to identify these types of agitators

fresno dan , January 16, 2021 at 12:05 pm

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/politics/capitol-capture-assassinate-elected-officials/index.html
(CNN)Justice Department prosecutors have formally walked back their assertion in a court filing that said Capitol rioters sought to "capture and assassinate elected officials."
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Well, kudos to CNN for reporting against ideology. I wonder if people who appear on CNN TV will get the memo . And with regard to class of the protestors/rioters, it probably was an amalgam of well off AND people, IMHO, rightly justified in being cynical about the people who inhabit congress and the CORRUPT SYSTEM we have in the US that puts them in that building. People who don't read right wing publications would probably be surprised that a significant portion of the readers of such publications DO NOT support the thin blue line. – remember that an awful lot of unarmed white men get shot dead by police too. (National Review often points out unjustified police shootings of both black and white).
One of the problems with our MSM and social media is the idea that you either support or oppose 100% of what Trump ostensibly says (as Trump says so much that is contradictory, meaningless, or so much that just doesn't make sense, it really doesn't mean much to divide people based on such a criterion).
In this case, prosecutors seem to have leveled charges that I would say were premature at BEST, and perhaps due to an overly anti Trump animus (as always, I note that I despise Trump, but I will not defend the indefensible). REMEMBER that a good portion of the FBI and DoJ believed that Russiagate was a thing? Dare I say it – this insurrection was Trumped up? Maybe some conservatives believe, with good cause, that US policing and security functions aren't all that just. There is a movie out now about MLK and the FBI – people on the "left" should see it so that they no longer hold in thrall the FBI and DoJ one should never knee jerk defend or criticize the police.

FluffytheObeseCat , January 16, 2021 at 12:49 pm

" The Capitol policeman inside was killed by one person who hit him in the head with a fire extinguisher."
Based on video and common sense it's fairly clear that most of the people milling around in front of the Capitol on January 6th had no intention of storming it. And they're quite vocal now about how "obvious"* that should be. However. If they're comfortable blaming younger, darker, less privileged Americans for "enabling" the real vandals this past summer .. I feel comfortable holding them to the same account.

They provided cover and validation for the nutjob vandals and the genuinely dangerous (but rare) neofascists who led those charges into the Capitol. With the intent of stopping our legal, orderly transition of power based on an election. However fraught the validity of the election may be, or be claimed to have been, the people who tried to upend it 'cause they so love God Emperor Trump . they need to serve time. Lotsa time.

And the 'nonviolent' middle aged party animals who made it possible with their numbers, and their expensive Trump flags and camo gear, need to grow up and acknowledge the real duties of adult citizens. Just like the tiresome woke 'kids' who dominated the news this summer.

*(I have the sense that we are just expected to 'know' they must be virtuous, on account of their country music fan looks and saintly Republicanism.)

Carolinian , January 16, 2021 at 1:16 pm

cover and validation

I don't think any of us are arguing that Trump and his people should be blameless for letting his protest rally get out of control. But the Whataboutism cuts both ways. During the Floyd protests the media and the Dems were quick to assert that the worst violence was the fault of agent provocateurs but are unwilling to say the same about 1/6. Some of those militants may not even have been Trump supporters but rather anarchist types out for excitement. Too little is known to jump to conclusions.

Which is why if anything the House should have gone for censure rather than snap impeachment. And the new talk about "domestic terrorism" is a huge overreach.

neo-realist , January 16, 2021 at 5:29 pm

Lets not give short shrift to domestic terrorism:

White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security.

Two later draft versions of the same document -- all of which were reviewed by POLITICO -- describe the threat from white supremacists in slightly different language. But all three drafts describe the threat from white supremacists as the deadliest domestic terror threat facing the U.S., listed above the immediate danger from foreign terrorist groups.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/04/white-supremacists-terror-threat-dhs-409236

While the Orange Menace brays "Antifa, Antifa."

FluffytheObeseCat , January 16, 2021 at 9:52 pm

" Some of those militants may not even have been Trump supporters but rather anarchist types out for excitement. Too little is known to jump to conclusions."

Implicit in this statement is the notion that "some of them" may have been Antifa-like false flag, super undercover rodent-effers. After living in these Untied States for 59 years, I suspect this comfortable idea is a pile of hooey. We're not dealing with a horde of super-Machiavellis here. Just over excited heels who tend to congregate with those whom they're most comfortable around.

This Twitter clip https://twitter.com/HeathMayo/status/1349944401179496449/video/1

is the best condemnation of every apologia I have yet seen. "But bleep you for being there."

The Rev Kev , January 16, 2021 at 10:31 pm

Yeah, saw that interview yesterday. But then I remembered that this guy actually applied for that job, is on about $65,000 a year with full pension and health benefits so he has a lot of security in his life, unlike a lot of the people in that riot, so bleep him too. And I bet that that neck tattoo would bar him from a lot of other jobs too.

But like yourself, I seriously doubt that there were any Antifa types in that riot as that would be like a mouse at a cat convention. From the videos that I have seen, their style is to do their stuff when they have superior numbers and are masked so that they could not be identified.

marym , January 16, 2021 at 10:56 pm

As reflected in several discussions at NC, we don't have a clear picture of the economic status of the participants. Sure, there's an argument to be made that, whatever the mix of petit bourgeois or working class, arriving by private plane or shared rides or rented buses, their economic situation, like that of most people now, is somewhere between precarious and more severely distressed.

However, that's not what they were protesting. They were protesting that their preferred candidate didn't win the election, that votes of people not-like-them were counted; and they were willing to use disruption and violence to thwart the legal process of finalizing the election.

The Rev Kev , January 17, 2021 at 1:25 am

Well, I never said that they were intelligent. :)

Carolinian , January 16, 2021 at 11:15 pm

Blumenthal who was there said some who scaled the walls seemed military or trained. Lambert then said from the video he thought they looked more like the people who attacked the Federal Courthouse in Portland.

And please read what I said carefully–that we don't know who they were but it's unlikely that the ones scaling walls were small business people. I also said they could be Proud Boys.

Also check out that Palast link on radical elements that were planning to cause trouble.

I don't think I'm the one who is jumping to conclusions here.

Yves Smith , January 17, 2021 at 4:24 am

I'm not keen about Blumenthal's reporting. He's mixed second-hand accounts with his and presented them all as first hand, or elided them so you can't tell which is which.

And why do you assume people who are fit are military? I'm a small business person and a fitness enthusiast. Before my hip was busted three years ago, I could have scaled a wall (I probably wouldn't have due to the risk of falling on concrete). They have scaling walls in some fancy gyms, along with climbing ropes. And there's also the cohort of people who are climbers and scale pretty sheer rockfaces for fun. Gah.

[Jan 17, 2021] Certainly the several government officials who obstructed getting the Maryland National Guard into DC for several hours were trying to buy time for the " Zip Tie Guys" to succeed in their "stuff that happened".

The mob was mostly ordinary folks out for a spectacle put on by a small group. Of course their presence validated the behaviour of the radicals
Jan 17, 2021 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

drumlin woodchuckles , January 17, 2021 at 3:06 am

[Jan 17, 2021] Utah Man Charged in Federal Court Following Events at the United States Capitol

Jan 17, 2021 | www.justice.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Utah man was charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

John Earle Sullivan was charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and one count of interfering with law enforcement engaged in the lawful performance of their official duties incident to and during the commission of civil disorder. The defendant was arrested today in Utah.

The Complaint alleges that during the events at the U.S. Capitol, Sullivan, wearing a ballistics vest and gas mask, entered the U.S. Capitol through a window that had been broken out, pushing past U.S. Capitol Police once inside. The Complaint also alleges that Sullivan admits to filming and being depicted in video footage that shows him present, outside of the Speaker's Lobby within the U.S. Capitol, at the shooting of a woman by a U.S. Capitol Police officer.

[Jan 17, 2021] Black Lives Matter Organizer Seen Entering Capitol Building With Crowd Is Likely An FBI Agent Provocateur

Jan 17, 2021 | national-justice.com

Social media is aflame after it emerged that John Earle Sullivan , a Utah-based Black Lives Matter organizer, was one of the people who entered the Capitol building with Trump-supporters on Wednesday.

Some are theorizing that Sullivan, who was arrested on felony rioting and multiple other charges last Summer after a shooting in Provo, is part of a Black Lives Matter conspiracy to make Trump-supporters look bad. Sullivan, the leader of Insurgence USA, was filmed in July as the ringleader directing a group of armed men who trapped a car and opened fire on the motorist .

Yet unlike dozens of others arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) after they left the Capitol building, Sullivan was released without charges after a short detention.

Despite the Department of Justice and FBI vowing to viciously punish every individual who entered the federal building, Sullivan continues to do public interviews incriminating himself after online sleuths identified him. He also witnessed and filmed the shooting of the unarmed white woman Ashli Babbitt by a black federal agent, but refuses to publish the footage.

While it is certain that Sullivan was at the Trump march to collect intelligence and act as an agent provocateur, evidence suggests he was operating on behalf of the FBI rather than Antifa.

Ideological Informants

During the anarchist riots last summer, National Justice learned of four separate instances of FBI agents approaching members of the Proud Boys and similar groups, offering to pay them large sums of money to fly to Portland and join the Antifa riots to collect evidence to help stop left-wing violence. The Antifa crackdown never materialized.

As they attempted to recruit Proud Boys, the FBI was using the media to seed a baseless claim about far-right provocateurs inciting all the violence at George Floyd riots.

The FBI dangles the prospect of retaliation against ideological enemies as a recruiting tool for informants and marks. While the offer made to right-wing activists has always been a sham later used to entrap them, the FBI is sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter cause.

The FBI At The Capitol

A new article published by Pro Publica suggests that FBI agents and informants played some kind of role at the Stop The Steal rally.

According to the report, the FBI knocked on the doors the day before the event and told various conservative figures they should not attend the First Amendment protest on behalf of the president. Federal agents played a role in the MPD's decision to arrest Proud Boy leader Enrique Tarrio on weak charges.

Trump-supporter Milo Yiannopolous told his audience over Parler that FBI agents came to his home and told him not to go, "Just had a knock at the door. I won't be going to DC. Whatever operation they've got running to fuck with patriots, it's massive and they aren't playing around."

While there's no evidence that the group that overpowered the police and entered the Capitol was inorganic, open questions remain over the role informants and undercover agents may have played in the deaths that occurred.

[Jan 15, 2021] Below is a short clip filmed by the BLM idiot that was just arrested, it shows Jade Sacker from CNN inciting the riot in the capitol right along with him.

Jan 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com


2 hours ago remove link

It's all starting to fall apart for the Demtards and their narrative. Below is a short clip filmed by the BLM idiot that was just arrested, it shows Jade Sacker from CNN inciting the riot in the capitol right along with him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-1uHKEAppU

Then we have Steele coming out and directly telling everyone that he wrote the Dossier for one reason, that was to get the Trump/Russia collusion story going in order to divert attention away from the Clinton emails. So there you have it, you****ingassholelibtards who spent years whining about Trump and how he was controlled by Putin, now know the truth of your idiocy and outright Treason against this country. You people are thebiggestassholesin the world for pulling this crap on America.

When De-class hits full on this weekend and next week, we are all going to get a taste of just what these people are all about.

[Jan 15, 2021] Trump did not tell the protesters to storm the capitol building but he was stupid for sending them there. He should have known there were agitators in the crowd. Intelligence should have informed him, if not, common sense should have told him

Why the DC and Capitol Police who also 'should have known" since they are the professionals, were the ones who chose to not add additional forces. False flag operation ?
Jan 15, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

optimax , 15 January 2021 at 04:33 PM

Trump did not tell the protesters to storm the capitol building but he was stupid for sending them there. He should have known there were agitators in the crowd. Intelligence should have informed him, if not, common sense should have told him.

There were lefties in the riot who entered the capitol e3ven though there is no proof they were a determining factor in the stupidity that followed Trump's speech.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/rush_to_judgment_on_trump_multiple_leftists_arrested_for_capitol_riot.html

I heard AOC say she was afraid for her life. She had no sympathy for the small business owner that lost everything when the cities burned, windows broken, stores looted, people beaten and killed. The Dems supported BLM and antifa riots, in fact, egged them on. Now they want to crack down on the right because they target the source of power and not the little guy unprotected by law enforcement. Defund the capitol police.

TV , 15 January 2021 at 08:01 PM

Optimax:
If there was "intelligence". I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was withheld from Trump.
The "intelligence" (talk about an oxymoron) agencies have been sabotaging him since before his election.
As for the cops, the DC Metro police work for a raging Trump-hater and the Capitol Police, who knows?
My niece worked in the Capital for several years and when I asked her about the Capitol Police, she laughed:
"They can barely operate the metal detectors."

[Jan 15, 2021] Were the people who walked through a door held open by cops saying, "I don't agree with it, but I respect it," stole a podium, and took some selfies and then left after a couple hours implementing the "destroy the Constitution" plan

Will the Senate really take this superfast cooked Impeachment? Impeachment has customarily been understood to be a process to remove a sitting president, not convict a former one -- or bar him from federal office, as is proposed by the count of the indictment. Looks like once Trump's term ends on Jan. 20, Congress loses its constitutional authority to continue impeachment proceedings against him -- even if the House has already approved articles of impeachment. Regardless, there's no way the Senate will convict with a 2/3 vote and the dems know it.
Jan 15, 2021 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Annie from Alaska interguru 2 days ago

The BLM protests, ugly as they were, were not an attempt to destroy the Constitution and overthrow the government.

I get the different parts of the leftist program confused. I guess we have a James Clapper "not under this program" situation here. It wasn't BLM it was some other program. hunh. What was the constitution-overthrow program called again?

Was it the rigged vote-counting? Operation Voteharvest? The activist judges ordering the permanent administrative state to defy the state legislature's election laws? The Soros DAs refusing to enforce the law? The Californians pretending to move to Georgia then moving back? The plans to pack the court and add states that the puppet presidential candidate refused to discuss? The plan to lock everyone in their homes, shut down small businesses, print money and distribute it based on skin color? The plan to legalize all the illegals by illegal executive order? The plan to grab all the guns through some weird scheme of requiring stamps that nobody issues? Burning the police station to the ground and attempting to burn the federal courthouse to the ground while talking about Orange Man's "fascist" attempts to stop that from happening?

Or the black-shirted Marxist roving death squads with bats, bricks, and guns declaring warlord-ruled "autonomous zones" within major cities, with support from local politicians and their party organ media?

Which was the plan to destroy the Constitution and overthrow the government?

oh, sorry. I got it all wrong. it was the people who walked through a door held open by cops saying, "I don't agree with it, but I respect it," stole a podium, and took some selfies and then left after a couple hours. That was the "destroy the Constitution" plan. Did it work? How's it going, guys? We're rooting for you. We've come so far but we have such a long way to go.

Tom Riddle Guest 3 days ago
In what specific part of the President's speech did he "incite the mob"? By telling them to go peacefully protest? By telling them to cheer on the Senators and Representatives raising objections? By telling them to make people proud?

Trump literally gave a speech filled with insane lies about election fraud and told them to go to the Capitol to stop the steal. His personal lawyer bellowed there will be "trial by combat". Trump advisor and bedding impresario Mike Lindell talk about civil war. Saying "peaceful" once isn't a magic spell that absolves one of responsibility. If it was, Michael Corleone would be as innocent as a babe being baptized.

None of this would have happened without Trump's leadership. Whipping up a mob against Congress is the only thing he's focused on for an extended period of time in his presidency

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As for the riots this summer, I also believe that any rioters should be removed from the office of the president of the United States.

Matthew Maheras Guest 3 days ago • edited
Yes, there is. In what specific part of the President's speech did he "incite the mob"? By telling them to go peacefully protest?

Probably the parts where he told the crowd that they had to "fight like hell," then the part where he said if they "don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore" , then saying they had to "stop the steal" and that if they didn't they would have an "illegitimate president." The latter claim of course being a bald-faced lie.

But what happened in the capitol last week was no uglier than what has been happening in this country for years, virtually every time the left gets it protest wheels turning.

Yes it was uglier.

Attacking businesses ≠ attacking police stations ≠ attacking court houses ≠ attacking State Capitols ≠ attacking The Capitol ≠ threatening to lynch the VP and Members of Congress

If you're going to make a false equivalence like this, why should anyone take you seriously? Yes, threatening to upend our democracy by advocating the death of our elected officials is a lot bigger of an issue than a Target in Minneapolis being looted or burned. It's possible for both things to be bad or unwelcome outcomes, but for one (the Trump insurrection) to be far, far, far, far worse.

How about burning down entire sections of cities, dragging innocent civilians out of their cars, rioting, looting, firebombing, raping, murdering....all part and parcel with conduct we watched go on for months.

Hilariously, Trump pardons war criminals that literally have done all these things, and you pretend like you have the moral high ground.

But he incited a riot. He deserves to be impeached. He deserves to be barred from running for office. He deserves to be deplatformed.

The funniest thing about this is that you could ignore the riot and he still deserves to be impeached . Did you forget when the little impeachable phone call he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger? God knows how many more similar phone calls he's made over the past four years that no one was smart enough to record and leak.

who went around and raised money to bail out rioters from jail so they could go out and riot again have been fired

They primary reason to paying for bail is because we have an unequal and unjust cash bail system that benefits to middle/upper-class and has unequal impact on the poor. Get real.

SatirevFlesti Matthew Maheras 2 days ago • edited

Funny you leftist didn't mind when left-wing scum occupied the Wisconsin capitol for 40 days in 2011, or attacked and occupied Senate offices during the Kavanaugh hearings, or breached Capitol security barriers during the "Women's March, etc etc.

[Jan 15, 2021] Sen. Josh Hawley responds to critics- 'Why I objected'

Jan 14, 2021 | www.semissourian.com

Last week I objected during the Joint Session count of electoral votes in order to have a debate on the issue of election integrity. My objection proceeded according to the letter of the statute, which specifically permits for objections and debate, and followed the traditions of Congress. In fact, dozens of Democratic members of Congress have lodged objections in precisely the same forum over the last three decades. To be specific, Democrats objected after the elections of 2000, 2004, and 2016–in other words, every time a Republican has won the White House in the last thirty years. And they were within their rights to do so. The Joint Session is the forum where concerns about an election can be raised, debated, and ultimately resolved with a vote.

The difference between those past instances and this year, however, is striking. In the past, when Democrats objected, they were praised for standing up for democracy. In 2005, when Democrats objected to counting Ohio's electoral votes, Nancy Pelosi praised the objections, saying, "This debate is fundamental to our democracy" and "we are witnessing democracy at work."

This time around, anyone who objected has been called an "insurrectionist." Sadly, much of the media and many members of the Washington establishment want to deceive Americans into thinking those who raised concerns incited violence, simply by voicing the concern. That's false. And the allegation itself is corrosive and dangerous.

Let me say again, as I have said before: the lawless violence at the Capitol last week was criminal. There can be no quibbling about that. Those who engaged in it should be prosecuted and punished. Lawless violence undermines the democratic process by which we settle our disputes and threatens our democratic life. That applies to mobs of any and all political persuasions. Mob violence is always wrong.But democratic debate is not mob violence. It is in fact how we avoid that violence.

Our system of government is the envy of the world in part because it contains mechanisms to give Americans of different views a voice -- without resort to threats or violence or unrest of any kind. Debate on the floor of Congress, like the debate that is provided for during the counting of electoral votes, is one of these. It is a forum for registering disagreement, airing differing views, and resolving these differences peaceably. This is our proud tradition as Americans.

Many, many citizens in Missouri have deep concerns about election integrity. For months, I heard from these Missourians -- writing, calling my office, stopping me to talk. They want Congress to take action to see that our elections at every level are free, fair, and secure. They have a right to be heard in Congress. And as their representative, it is my duty to speak on their behalf. That is just what I did last week.

As to my specific objection: I objected with regard to Pennsylvania because the state failed to follow its own constitution. The Pennsylvania constitution has been interpreted by the state's courts for over a century to prohibit mail-in voting, except in clearly stated circumstances. But last year, Pennsylvania politicians adopted universal mail-in voting anyway. To make matters worse, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court then changed the rules for when mail-in ballots could be returned. And when Pennsylvania citizens tried to go to court to object, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out the case on procedural grounds, in violation of its own precedent. To this day, no court has found the mail-in voting scheme to be constitutional, or even heard the merits of the case.

I also objected to point out the unprecedented interference of the Big Tech corporations in this election in favor of the Biden campaign, not just in Pennsylvania but everywhere. Their interference in our democratic process has only accelerated in recent days.

Some wondered why I stuck with my objection following the violence at the Capitol. The reason is simple: I will not bow to a lawless mob, or allow criminals to drown out the legitimate concerns of my constituents.

I am proud to represent you in Congress. Your voice helps make this country and our democracy strong. These are difficult days for our country. All I can promise you is that I will do my best, day in and day out, to represent your voice, no matter who criticizes me. And I will do my utmost to preserve, protect and defend this republic that we call home.

Josh Hawley (R-MO) is a United States senator.

[Jan 15, 2021] Trump supporters are pushed into underground

I am strongly against balkanization of the country. The example of the USSR shows where it leads -- misery of common pople and dramatic drop of the standard of living, while new gand of ruthless oligarchs emerge from the ruins.
Jan 15, 2021 | www.rt.com

Pushing the Trump-inspired populist movement underground may only cause it to resort to more drastic measures. As the leftist libertarian reporter Glenn Greenwald observes ,

"these people know they are scorned and looked down upon... and the more you humiliate and make them feel powerless, the more you take away their ability to organize and express that rage, it's gonna find an outlet in more destructive ways."

As a former professor at a top-ranking university, I favored a Trump re-election, not because I support Trump so much as abhor what the opposition represents and is proving itself to be. In response to the social media threat to expression, I have inaugurated a new group on Telegram called 'Thought Criminals'. There, fellow 'thought deviationists' like me are able to express views that are effectively proscribed on mainstream social media platforms. No one among us advocates violence or the overthrow of the government. None of us is 'racist'. We advocate only the rights enshrined in the US Constitution.

But some groups, no doubt, are intent on violence. Yet the violent extremists consist mostly of Antifa and related 'activists', who will unfortunately trick Trump supporters into another error during the inauguration, like some appeared to do when involved in the Capitol siege. It's not as if violent extremists among the Trump base were always there, ready to pounce on any opportunity to express their "racist," "white nationalist" views.

Rather, as the rising party has already demonstrated, these people stand to lose the most under a Biden-Harris regime, whose Big Tech and mainstream media allies act as governmental enforcement apparatuses.

Trump supporters have been hated and demonized simply for wanting to live without being reprimanded and punished for their whiteness, their middle-Americanness, or their values. They face an anti-white, anti-native, anti-middle-America extremism that is set to silence and crush them into submission.

These and others will form a new underground under the prevailing ideological and political hegemony. This banishment of millions, and not Trump, is why the nation will fall apart, if indeed it does.


JJ_Rousseau 5 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 02:58 PM

The best thing that could happen is for USA to "balkanize". For the rest of the world, and for Americans too. The founding fathers intentionally put restraints on the federal government's power to prevent the situation we now face. Both parties (actually the duopoly) are guilty of breaching the constitution, on so many levels we have lost count
Ronj14848 JJ_Rousseau 1 hour ago 15 Jan, 2021 07:23 PM
The USA have more American in uniform outside America than civilian Americans inside America. You bleed yourself dry trying to be the boss of the world.
chert JJ_Rousseau 3 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 04:52 PM
Right, states should have more power than the federal government. Case in point: North Dakota is trying to pass a law to sue Facebook and Twitter for those who have been censored on those platforms. But federal law under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act will supersede because federal law wins.
apothqowejh 4 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 04:17 PM
As an American, I can't say a reckoning hasn't been overdue. The myopia in this country, and the tolerance for evil, was bound to rebound. From a refusal to honestly look at 9/11, a refusal to accept responsibility for Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and a host of other insanely brutal blunders, to an acceptance of such horrors as the USAPatriot Act and the COVID scam, everyday Americans have obliviously sleepwalked into a totalitarian dystopia. Tyranny abroad inevitably leads to tyranny at home, and we have well-earned it by refusing to vote for peace and non-interventionism; for limited government, for responsible spending. Now our votes no longer matter, and we are caught helpless in the whirlwind of our own destruction.
newagerage apothqowejh 4 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 04:33 PM
The CIA, NSA, Pentagon... all these corporations lead to disaster as the employees have to keep causing trouble to justify their jobs and spend, spend like crazy, the Army and intelligence agencies spending the hard worked money from Silicon Valley and other sectors. The country just doesn't make sense, first outsource jobs to China and then when they see that Chinese people are smarter than them outsource those to India? are Indians idiots? I don't think so... both countries will rule the World by the end of the century. And the most important of all... where is your public education system? you can live without a proper health system, China does, but without a decent public education system? most Americans don't know where Portugal or Belgium is placed, no matter black or white...
ceshawn 6 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 02:31 PM
Trump didn't do this. The irrational reaction to Trump did this. It started with the now-fully mythological Russia-gate nonsense (that started with an almost ridiculously made up FISA warrant application). Continued through constant over-the-top challenges by Democrats of Trump following Obama-era laws (separation of children and adults for illegal border crossings) and the clear obstruction used by opponents during his entire Presidency. Trump was a disaster, Biden will be a nightmare (or a complete liar), but the left shouldn't be complaining when the reaction to their candidate is equally as disturbing as their reaction to the right (and yes, the circus that was the "raid" at the Capitol is just as bad as the intel community doing shady things against a sitting President).
Ronj14848 ceshawn 1 hour ago 15 Jan, 2021 07:27 PM
Trump didnt start new wars......but he has created a situation that foriegn wars will spring from his actions. He has created hate for a country that during the second world war was a much loved country.
billy brown ceshawn 4 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 03:36 PM
What could the 'rioters' do? We aren't going to let them poison us anymore. This election will not be stolen and the new patriot act isn't going to get passed quietly. They are going to have to crush us or allow a partition of the country
ceshawn 5 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 02:36 PM
If I were Russia or China, I would be watching carefully. Biden almost HAS to go after Russia over the Crimean disaster of Obama and China will be his easy-out enemy if things are complicated otherwise. North Korea will somehow become a big deal again as well. Let those missiles fly, because the incoming administration has a proven track record of blowing up innocent women and children for "funsies" (drone strikes on "suspected" terrorists...oh and their families) without any form of due process or care for the safety of collateral damage.
Ronj14848 ceshawn 58 minutes ago 15 Jan, 2021 07:36 PM
True...the media support the military industrial complex. Their friends own the miltary industrial complex . See who they support politically and avoid them like the plague.
Ronnie Spelbos ceshawn 2 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 06:04 PM
if I was Russia or an Eastern European nation I would offer asylum to white heterosexual men and their families who want to leave the US. Take advantage of the brain capital and work ethic of this group. The US is no country for white men.
Ohhho 6 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 01:41 PM
The Evil empire felt vulnerable so it lashed out with vengeance! None if it helps to fix the issues behind the problem so I expect to see more of it in the near future!
TheFishh Ohhho 5 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 03:32 PM
There are literally just a few things the US can do to rebound as a decent country, but the establishment doesn't want to make those moves. They rather see everything collapse than see their wealth and power decreased by any amount.
OneHorseGuy 6 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 02:17 PM
"79% of Americans think the US is falling apart" those not accounted for are possibly homeless or illiterate and don't have the opportunity of putting their view forward.
Ronnie Spelbos OneHorseGuy 2 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 06:02 PM
102% think the US is falling apart - cites Dominion.
newswithoutbord OneHorseGuy 6 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 02:31 PM
Spot on, mate!
RTaccount 6 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 02:22 PM
There will be no peace, no unity, and no prosperity. And there shouldn't be.
TheFishh RTaccount 4 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 03:38 PM
The US regimes past and present have worn out their bag of tricks. A magician is a con-man. And the only way they can entertain and spellbind the crowd with their routines is if everyone just ignores the sleight of hand. But people are starting to call the US out for the tricks it is pulling, and that's where the magician's career ends.
omyomy RTaccount 5 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 02:54 PM
We the sane people know who is picking a fight. No matter what the propaganda outlets decree.
Tor Gjesdal 6 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 02:18 PM
79%,sure? OK. Very soon 85% of Westerners will understand their Countries are heading for failures. They have been deceived for way too long.
Twenty Tor Gjesdal 5 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 03:23 PM
The alternative to western governments is dictators, one party rule. Yes, most western governmental concepts are idealistic, but we wouldn't trade for anything else because we know better.
JIMI JAMES Tor Gjesdal 6 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 02:31 PM
0 covid cases,i dont think so.
soumalinna1 4 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 03:36 PM
Correct. America will never be the same again. Democrats and CNN destroyed a once great nation.
Ronnie Spelbos soumalinna1 2 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 06:06 PM
The 1965 Immigration Act destroyed the US. A country too diverse with little in common was always bound the fall apart.
Drayk soumalinna1 3 hours ago 15 Jan, 2021 04:42 PM
How did they do that?

[Jan 15, 2021] The false flag event was an excuse for all under pressure to toss the POTUS under the bus...to do just that. The stolen election that had multistate collusion

While Trump went into the trap himself, by inciting his supporters instead of putting clear agenda ("demand the establishment of the Congressional commission on election fraud ") and organizing them, there are already some indirect signs of the false flag. First of all speed with which the second impeachment articles were drafted and passed.
Jan 15, 2021 | www.rt.com

Grm Rpr 11 January, 2021 11 Jan, 2021 01:58 PM

Today is 11Jan2021. Very few if any Republicans have stated that what happened on 06Jan2021 was a false flag operation. There are many, many videos proving this. Pres Trump did not encourage violence in anyway shape or form and every communique that proves this was hastily removed from every platform possible, no one makes the connection to hide the truth. The false flag event was an excuse for all under pressure to toss the POTUS under the bus...to do just that. The stolen election that had multistate collusion, multiple foreign states interfering is far, far more dangerous to the USA than any one protest on 06Jan 2021 ever could be. Far too many republicans just rolled over in the name of distancing themselves from him to keep their position without risk. These are the people that like sending others into unending wars. There are still 8.5 days left. Pres Trump can still declassify a lot of treason/sedition//and plan old felonious crimes perpetrated by people in (or formerly in) very, very high places. If he does it quickly enough he could win a second term for the second time.

[Jan 15, 2021] So now that BLM and ANTIFA have been implicated with the events of Jan 6th in DC, can we just say it was a mostly peaceful protest and everyone can go on to the next manufactured crisis?

Jan 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Tom , Jan 15 2021 21:12 utc | 122

So now that BLM and ANTIFA have been implicated with the events of Jan 6th in DC, can we just say it was a mostly peaceful protest and everyone can go on to the next manufactured crisis?

[Jan 15, 2021] I'm thinking Pelosi Schumer arranged the invasion. Remember they got themselves vandalized a few days before? That's why she is prancing around like she ate the canary

Jan 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jackrabbit , Jan 15 2021 3:34 utc | 68

...The attack on conservative media and free speech rights is generating much consternation on the right. Some have speculated that the Capitol take-over was allowed to happen so that the liberal establishment could crackdown on the right. The failures of the Capitol police are suspicious. They failed to adequately prepare and failed to call upon additional resources until too late.

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Bemildred , Jan 15 2021 4:47 utc | 74

@Jackrabbit | Jan 15 2021 3:34 utc | 68

I'm thinking Pelosi & Schumer arranged the invasion. Remember they got themselves vandalized a few days before? That's why she is prancing around like she ate the canary. They outfoxed Trump's attempt to put pressure on the counting.

Copeland , Jan 15 2021 2:38 utc | 62

It is fair to observe that if Trump were to be impeached for his real crimes; then his rivals, the Democrats, would be implicated in the same evils: the savage and intentional starvation of children in Yemen, or the overt hostility to any socialist society that offers land reform or social safety nets, or universal healthcare to its citizens. There is bipartisan support for the brutal and perhaps lethal captivity of Julian Assange.

US military chiefs have put out a letter to condemn the abortive siege of the Capitol. The authority of the surveillance state and its covert methods continue undiminished. Joe Biden is putting Victoria Nuland and Samantha Power on the pointy end of regime change for any little country that might reject the Empire's edicts.

Cyril , Jan 15 2021 1:37 utc | 59

@b

The Democrats aren't stupid. They know that they are provoking more strife. They will use that to roll out authoritarian measure that will serve the powerful. It is a suppression strategy that has, at times, worked in other countries.

The forceful suppression works for long -- repeat, for long -- only if the country's military is supported and supplied by an external force...

vk , Jan 14 2021 12:11 utc | 2

Impeachment Is a Call for 'Moral Clarity'

Besides this guy, the WaPo Editorial Board has already called for the Senate to accelerate this impeachment.

It seems this impeachment is more like a desperate attempt by the Legislative to try to restore the image of American democracy than anything else. I don't think there's a bigger conspiracy looming behind it:

'I do not celebrate or feel pride': Twitter CEO defends Trump's permaban, but admits speech crackdown can 'destroy' open internet

Dorsey is right: a permaban on Trump is bad for his business, as his followers obviously will immigrate en masse to another social media platform. It would be an artisanal antitrust breakup.

I think the USA is long gone its phase of scheming and planning. It is now improvising, trying to fix problem after problem in their system as they come. Pretty much how the great empires fall: pressure from the outside, problems from the inside.

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Kabobyak , Jan 14 2021 18:10 utc | 27

The theatre of what's happening in Congress is amusing, even if it seems to be a play by grade-schoolers instead by Broadway. The Dems seem sure their strategy will cripple the Repubs, and there's a good chance that could happen. But McConnell controls the Senate until Jan. 20, and can start the impeachment trial at any time he chooses (he has hinted that it would be on Jan. 19th). Do the Dems really want to spend their important "first hundred days" impeaching someone who is no longer there? If it didn't totally shut down decisions on other issues (cabinet hearings, stimulus checks, healthcare, etc.) it would delay them greatly. Even though Schumer would then be in control, Senate rules would require rules of order that could make the trial go on for weeks. I would think the public backlash could be harsh.

Of course there are many Repubs who I assume would like to see the whole thing disappear quickly, as a prolonged trial will allow the Dems to milk the "domestic terrorists" angle even more, pointing the finger at those lawmakers who were complicit (real or perceived) in stoking the uprising. This could play into McConnell's decisions as well.

From my POV, above the "two party illusion", the impeachment could be the best thing to throw a monkey wrench into whatever upcoming fuckery is in store (as Caitlin J. wrote, "Biden will have the most diverse, intersectional cabinet of mass murderers ever assembled"). Unlike Trump's dysfunctional presidency, this team will have the deep ties with neo-liberal (and neocon) heavy hitters in the MIC, big tech, Wall Street, etc., and may be ready to hit the ground running. Victoria Nuland's appointment was the icing on the cookies to highlight our awful state of affairs.

[Jan 15, 2021] Happened I come across a great 20-minute YouTube video about the blatant and ongoing US/Western hypocrisy regarding what happened at the Capitol and what the US inflicts on others.

Jan 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Canadian Cents , Jan 14 2021 18:58 utc | 31

Happened across a great 20-minute YouTube video about the blatant and ongoing US/Western hypocrisy regarding what happened at the Capitol and what the US inflicts on others.

"A Reflection on American Foreign Policy Arrogance & Hypocrisy"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv3H9PNw4eQ

Those events that the US mediacracy has made so much of were relatively brief and mild when put into context, but as in Shock Doctrine, the shock is played up and the crisis is readily and extensively made use of by the establishment.

It's from YouTuber Daniel Dumbrill, a Canadian expat in China who has lived in Hong Kong, so it relates to what happened in Hong Kong, but the same exercise could probably be done with other US-sponsored insurrections like Maidan in Kiev, Ukraine, the attempt in Belarus, and the countless other protests/insurrections inflicted by the US.

[Jan 15, 2021] What's the floor plan- -- New 'suspicious video' emerges from Capitol siege

Jan 15, 2021 | www.citizenfreepress.com

Miss Marple

I was extremely interested in hearing the General opinions.

You can't blame Antifa, folks. Shouldn't the people who organized this demonstration have co-ordinated better? Didn't they have the least bit of whisper in their ears that Antifa/disguised BLM may show up? Do we not know anything about Antifa? Of course we do!! They're amply funded, organized, and well trained. They have agreements with Soros-elected DAs for nonprosecution for any charges related to rioting and violence. Why would anyone expect them NOT to show up?

Too late now. You KNOW these vids will get no airplay outside of independent journalism. No one in Congress cares.

Btw, Antifa is run by U.S. intelligence. Antifa comes from our own Deep State. I got this clear impression after reviewing many vids of last Wednesday. So now you REALLY know why Antifa/BLM have NOT been charged throughout the country. This is a big operation and highly co-ordinated. They are part and parcel of the Democrat Party = Deep State America Against Americans

Democrat Party's election slogan = Build Back Better

Deep State America/Democrat Party are the water carriers for Klaus Schwab/Davos crowd.

Btw, any Europeans going to attend Klaus' party on Jan. 25 or so when WEF announces The Great Reset?

Maybe we should spread the rumor throughout Europe's immigrant communities that Klaus is planning on showing cartoons of Allah in horrid contexts. Fray

I am not much for conspiracy theories but I am starting to believe this Capital "riot" was a false flag, it's almost as if it has become the Democrats Riechstag fire. They needed a race to blame all of the countries problems on, the Dems use whites as that race, next comes the banning of guns and the purging of academia of differing views. 1 Reply January 14, 2021 11:00 am Obsolete_Man Obsolete_Man

I'm sure by now you saw the poster which calls for armed protests at all the state capitals and in DC the 20th. A perfect excuse to justify the military being called up, it will be ANTIFA and perhaps a few alt right militia members who will show up while the cameras are rolling. If there are peaceful protesters thinking of going to DC they should not fall for this trap. This stunt accomplishes several things for the left; proof of an insurrection, the need to get those pesky guns from supremacists, and of course, Trump is responsible. cromwell

https://www.youtube.com/embed/4bIeKj7fZ8U?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent 3 Reply January 14, 2021 10:51 am Founders1791 Founders1791

[Jan 15, 2021] American Pravda- Our Disputed Election by Ron Unz

The key reson of the protest, which was later hijacked and used against Trump and his supporters, was disputed election. Navaro report https://navarroreport.com/ suggests that the signs of election fraud committed are very plausible. As Ron Unz said "Given these facts, anyone who continues to deny that the election was stolen from Trump is simply being ridiculous."
If those allegations are true, that makes installation of Biden a coup d'état. The fact that the protest was turned into false flag used to depose and silence Trump does not change that fact.
Notable quotes:
"... The Hunter Biden corruption scandal seemed about as serious as any in modern presidential election history and Biden's official victory margin was just 0.01%. So if the American voters had been allowed to learn the truth, Trump almost certainly would have won the election, quite possibly in an Electoral College landslide. Given these facts, anyone who continues to deny that the election was stolen from Trump is simply being ridiculous. ..."
"... Heated election campaigns have consequences, and this is especially true when all of America's most powerful corporations and ruling elites unite to essentially steal a reelection ..."
"... this confused tableau of chaos and popular anger, which recalls scenes from the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention protests, has been portrayed as a "coup attempt" incited by President Trump, and therefore justifying his second impeachment. ..."
"... Expanded mail in voting FRAUD, you mean. Most European countries do not accept voting by mail. Because of fraud issues. ..."
"... This is one more typical coup, CIA installing its chosen presidential puppet ruler. It's a wholly routine occurrence ..."
"... Trump would have won despite the hostility of the media and big tech, and despite electoral corruption in Democrat-controlled big cities, if he had spent the previous 4 years making a good faith effort to implement the policies he ran on in 2016. ..."
"... He ran as a populist, yet ruled as a plutocrat. ..."
"... Candidate Trump promised a non-interventionist foreign policy. President Trump dug us deeper into the Middle East quagmire, intensifying hostilities against Russia, Syria, Yemen and Iran while being cartoonishly subservient to Israel. ..."
"... He ran on an immigration platform written by Jeff Sessions. As president he prioritized the immigration policies of Sheldon Adelson and Jared Kushner – calling for "more immigration than ever before" in his State of the Union address, and lecturing his dumbfounded rally-goers on the need for increased immigration because "my friends in the business world say we need it". ..."
"... Candidate Trump promised to drain the swamp. President Trump pardoned a menagerie of grotesque swamp creatures. ..."
"... Candidate Trump promised to close the carried interest loophole and make Wall Street pay its fair share. President Trump gave massive tax cuts to the very media moguls and tech oligarchs who would subsequently doom his 2020 campaign. ..."
Jan 15, 2021 | www.unz.com

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In particular, several of the major swing-states contain large cities -- Detroit, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and Atlanta -- that are both totally controlled by the Democratic Party and also notoriously corrupt, and various eye-witnesses have suggested that the huge anti-Trump margins they provided may have been heavily "padded" to ensure the candidate's defeat.

Even leaving aside some of these plausible claims, the case for a stolen election seems almost airtight. I don't know or care anything about Dominion voting machines, whether they are controlled by Venezuelan Marxists, Chinese Communists, or Martians. But the most blatant election-theft was accomplished in absolutely plain sight.

Not long before the election, the hard drive of an abandoned laptop owned by Joe Biden's son Hunter revealed a gigantic international corruption scheme, quite possibility involving the candidate himself. But the facts of this enormous political scandal were entirely ignored and boycotted by virtually every mainstream media outlet. And once they story was finally published in the pages of the New York Post , America's oldest newspaper, all links to the Post article and its website were suddenly banned by Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets to ensure that the voters remained ignorant until after they had cast their ballots.

Renowned international journalist Glenn Greenwald was hardly a Trump partisan, but he became outraged that the editors of the Intercept , the $100 million publication he himself had co-founded, refused to allow him to cover that massive media scandal, and he angrily resigned in protest. In effect, America's media and tech giants formed a united front to steal the election and somehow drag the crippled Biden/Harris ticket across the finish line.

The Hunter Biden corruption scandal seemed about as serious as any in modern presidential election history and Biden's official victory margin was just 0.01%. So if the American voters had been allowed to learn the truth, Trump almost certainly would have won the election, quite possibly in an Electoral College landslide. Given these facts, anyone who continues to deny that the election was stolen from Trump is simply being ridiculous.

Heated election campaigns have consequences, and this is especially true when all of America's most powerful corporations and ruling elites unite to essentially steal a reelection from a populist incumbent, hero-worshiped by many tens of millions of Americans. And when despite all that blatant unfairness and theft, the final margin of defeat is just one vote in 7,000, an explosion of popular outrage should only be expected.

Solid estimates appear unavailable, but it seems that hundreds of thousands of grass-roots Trump supporters traveled to our nation's capital to protest against what they regarded as a stolen election, and then peacefully assembled to listen to their hero's speech.

Afterwards, a tiny sliver of this vast multitude of angry individuals -- perhaps less than one in a thousand -- barged their way into the strangely-undefended Capitol building of Congress, took souvenir selfies, livesteamed their antics, and generally played the role of tourist-protesters while the lawmakers they so despised as corrupt mostly fled or hid. These Trumpists and some of their colorful costumes brought to mind the radical Yippies of the late 1960s.

The previous year had seen an unprecedented wave of violent riots, arson, and looting across some 200 American cities, which our entirely corrupt and dishonest media had generally characterized as "mostly peaceful protests." In previous years, angry mobs of organized Democratic activists had repeatedly invaded and occupied the Wisconsin Legislature , sometimes winning praise from the media. But when unarmed Trump supporters now did something similar for a few hours in Washington, they were quickly branded "domestic terrorists" seeking to overthrow our democracy.

A video shows Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed female protester, being shot dead by a security guard as she tried to climb through a window, an incident not dissimilar to the famous Kent State shootings of a 1960s campus protest, but hardly treated by the media in a similar manner.

A couple of other Trump protesters, probably elderly, overweight, or in poor health, died of strokes or heart-attacks during all the excitement, and one Capitol police officer later died as well, allegedly struck in the head with a fire-extinguisher although there has been no solid account of the incident. Yet this confused tableau of chaos and popular anger, which recalls scenes from the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention protests, has been portrayed as a "coup attempt" incited by President Trump, and therefore justifying his second impeachment.

Even more importantly, the incoming Biden/Harris Administration may be considering the most sweeping domestic crackdown upon traditional American civil liberties since the Patriot Act was passed in the hurried aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks twenty years ago. This has been justified by the need to suppress "domestic extremism."

Even without any new governmental legislation, a remarkable Internet crackdown has already begun. In an absolutely unprecedented development, the sitting president of the United States -- who had just lost his reelection by 0.01% of the vote -- has been summarily banned by Twitter, Facebook, and all other major social media outlets, preventing him from communicating with his followers, and with many of his leading supporters suffering the same fate.

Famed libertarian Ron Paul criticized Twitter for banning Trump, and he was immediately locked out of his own Facebook page . Parler, a young but rapidly growing Twitter competitor, refused to ban Trump, and was immediately driven off the Internet by a combined attack from Apple, Google, and Amazon, possibly never to return. Our Information Age has entered a truly Orwellian period.

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Dumbo , says: January 14, 2021 at 9:38 pm GMT • 20.5 hours ago

Another unprecedented aspect of the election is the change of rules implemented due to COVID. I expected Trump vs. Biden to be the lowest turnout ever. Instead it was the highest. This must be a consequence of expanded mail in voting.

Expanded mail in voting FRAUD, you mean. Most European countries do not accept voting by mail. Because of fraud issues. Anyway, probably in the future we will be able to vote with an app, from the safety of our homes, as we will be locked inside forever due to the "new variations" of Covid.

It will all be safe from fraud, of course, Dorsey and Zuck and Cook and Gates and Brin guarantee.

anon [179] Disclaimer , says: January 14, 2021 at 11:23 pm GMT • 18.7 hours ago

Right. This is one more typical coup, CIA installing its chosen presidential puppet ruler. It's a wholly routine occurrence, although the tactics and staging change a bit:

1. Preemptively quashing the candidacy of Robert Taft
2. Murder of John Kennedy
3. Preemptive murder of candidate Robert Kennedy
4. "Watergate" purge of Richard Nixon
5. Iran-hostage "October surprise" ratfuck of Jimmy Carter
6. Botched murder of Ronald Reagan
7. Suspending the vote count for candidate Al Gore
8. Ballot-stuffing in Ohio to stop John Kerry
9. Multi state ballot-stuffing to purge Donald Trump

By the way, it's a hoot to see the censorship hysteria in CIA's Mockingbird social networks, while arch-subversive Ron Unz sits here with his infuriating little grin, permitting the manifest foreign treason of GC34-standard freedom of expression.

A123 , says: January 14, 2021 at 11:36 pm GMT • 18.5 hours ago

The Navarro report provides detailed proof on how elections in multiple states were stolen. (1)

https://thenationalpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/Screen-Shot-2020-12-17-at-9.39.42-AM-1160x651.png

Given that all rational human beings understand, as a matter of objective proven fact, that the election was stolen Where do we go from here?

The slender & extreme, authoritarian, Leftoid margin in the House is certain to be a circular firing squad of internecine discontent. What little they pass will contain more pork than an industrial pig farm. It will be a matter of months before the U.S. Economy is tanked by SJW illegitimacy and misrule.

Much like the GOP beat Gerrymandering, with lead time the GOP will beat Fultoning (named after the Atlanta County). The GOP is sure to take the House in the 2022 elections.

How many times will Biden & Harris be Impeached, shamed, and forced to undergo public trial in the Senate? There will have to be multiple trials to establish for the historical record that Biden/Harris Coup plot was vastly more criminal than Nixon, Clinton, and Trump.

PEACE

P.S.

Theft By A Thousand Cuts’ Report Conclusive On Election Fraud, Slams Media Cover Up

https://thenationalpulse.com/news/navarro-report-conclusive-slams-media/

ruralguy , says: January 15, 2021 at 1:16 am GMT • 16.8 hours ago

I read an interesting article by a Sri Lankan who lived through the recent Sri Lanka Civil War. He made an interesting point that in a civil war, most people just go about their daily routines, not aware they are in a war. They experience the war as a constant drumbeat of negative news, with outbreaks of violence that don't directly affect themselves. He said America is in a civil war, but Americans don't realize it. You know you are in a civil war or insurrection when the news is constantly negative with frequent reports of violence.

John Gruskos , says: January 15, 2021 at 2:31 am GMT • 15.6 hours ago

Trump would have won despite the hostility of the media and big tech, and despite electoral corruption in Democrat-controlled big cities, if he had spent the previous 4 years making a good faith effort to implement the policies he ran on in 2016.

He ran as a populist, yet ruled as a plutocrat.

Candidate Trump promised a non-interventionist foreign policy. President Trump dug us deeper into the Middle East quagmire, intensifying hostilities against Russia, Syria, Yemen and Iran while being cartoonishly subservient to Israel.

The troops didn't come home.

He ran on an immigration platform written by Jeff Sessions. As president he prioritized the immigration policies of Sheldon Adelson and Jared Kushner – calling for "more immigration than ever before" in his State of the Union address, and lecturing his dumbfounded rally-goers on the need for increased immigration because "my friends in the business world say we need it".

A tight labor market and rising real wages remained in the world of might-have-been.

Candidate Trump promised to drain the swamp. President Trump pardoned a menagerie of grotesque swamp creatures.

Candidate Trump promised to close the carried interest loophole and make Wall Street pay its fair share. President Trump gave massive tax cuts to the very media moguls and tech oligarchs who would subsequently doom his 2020 campaign.

The most passionate supporters of candidate Trump were stabbed in the back by President Trump – Chris Christie, Jeff Sessions, Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, the Dissident Right, etc. in a pattern that has continued to the bitter end with his denunciations of the Capitol Hill protesters and scapegoating of Rudy Giuliani. At the same time, a whole series of Never-Trump personalities were promoted within the Trump White House (Rod Rosenstein, Anthony "the Mooch" Scaramucci, John Bolton, etc.).

Trump's most intelligent and active supporters were utterly demoralized, while his enemies were given ample opportunity for sabotage and espionage.

Candidate Trump promised law and order. President Trump did absolutely nothing while his supporters were terrorized by Antifa and BLM.

Thousands of Antifa terrorists and BLM rioters broke federal laws. Why weren't they arrested, charged, indicted and tried?

President Trump didn't support $2,000 stimulus checks until after the election.

He didn't lift a finger against electoral corruption in Democrat-controlled big cities, or big tech censorship, until after the election.

Without all these own-goals, the score wouldn't have even been close, and the biased referees wouldn't have mattered.

Ash Williams , says: January 15, 2021 at 3:13 am GMT • 14.9 hours ago
@A123

Here's the link to the full Navaro report https://navarroreport.com/ This election wasn't "close". It was a blowout for Trump. It was OBVIOUS. It was also EASY to find, if anyone bothered looked just a little bit.

Ron put a "I'm a reasonable man" spin on this (and changed his tune from beginning to end, glad I read it before firing off an angry response), but I'm not sure there's a lot gained anymore by trying to reason with thieves and liars. Let's pray this turns around peacefully.

Derer , says: January 15, 2021 at 3:56 am GMT • 14.2 hours ago

But the facts of this enormous political scandal were entirely ignored and boycotted by virtually every mainstream media outlet.

Re: Hunter Biden scandal. A survey of Biden's voters – unaware of his son's corruption – is suggesting that estimated 4.6% would've not voted for Biden, sufficient for Trump victory.

Mr. Dershowitz, strong defender of constitution and who opposed Trump first impeachment is suggesting (BBC Hard Talk) that vindictive Dems lead by Pelosi and Schumer violated 5 articles of constitution in one day during the 2nd not even investigated impeachment. Denying freedom of speech is a violation of constitution.

[Jan 15, 2021] The leaders of Transition Integrity Project (TIP) believe that a mass mobilization will help them to achieve what Russiagate could not, that is, the removal Donald Trump via an illicit coup conjured up by behind-the-scenes powerbrokers and their Democrat allies. by Mike Whitney

Notable quotes:
"... "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself." ..."
"... Gatestone Institute ..."
"... The Transition Integrity Project ..."
"... Unlimited Hangout ..."
"... Paul Craig Roberts ..."
Sep 17, 2020 | www.unz.com

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself."

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Transition Integrity Project (TIP) is a shadowy group of government, military and media elites who have concocted a plan to spread mayhem and disinformation following the November 3 presidential elections. The strategy takes advantage of the presumed delay in determining the winner of the upcoming election. (due to the deluge of mail-in votes.) The interim period is expected to intensify partisan warfare creating the perfect environment for disseminating propaganda and inciting street violence. The leaders of TIP believe that a mass mobilization will help them to achieve what Russiagate could not, that is, the removal Donald Trump via an illicit coup conjured up by behind-the-scenes powerbrokers and their Democrat allies. Here's a little more background from an article by Chris Farrell at the Gatestone Institute:

"In one of the greatest public disinformation campaigns in American history -- the Left and their NeverTrumper allies (under the nom de guerre: "Transition Integrity Project") released a 22-page report in August 2020 "war gaming" four election crisis scenarios: .The outcome of each TIP scenario results in street violence and political impasse.

Is it possible that the leadership of the American Left, along with their NeverTrumper allies, are busy talking themselves into advocating and promoting street violence as a response to a presidential election?

The answer is: Yes . expect violence in the aftermath of the election, because now that is the new 'normal." (" How to Steal an Election", Gatestone Institute )

Farrell is right. As we can see from the many articles that have recently popped up in the media, the American people are being prepared for a contested election that will fuel public anxiety and revolt. This all fits with the overall strategy of the TIP. Selected journalists will be used to provide bits of information that serve the interests of the group while the people will be told to expect a long and drawn-out constitutional crisis. Meanwhile, the media, the Democrat leadership, trusted elites and elements in the Intelligence Community will put pressure on Trump to step down while firing up their political base to take to the streets. TIP's 22-page manifesto makes it clear that mass mobilization will be key to any electoral victory. Here's an excerpt from the text:

"A show of numbers in the streets-and actions in the streets-may be decisive factors in determining what the public perceives as a just and legitimate outcome." ( "Preventing a Disrupted Presidential Election and Transition" The Transition Integrity Project )

In other words, the authors fully support demonstrations and political upheaval to achieve their goal of removing Trump. Clearly, this scorched earth approach did not originate with Joe Biden, but with the cynical and bloodthirsty puppetmasters who operate behind the curtain and who will do anything to advance their agenda.

This is a full-blown color revolution authored and supported by the same oligarchs and deep-state honchoes that have opposed Trump from the very beginning. They're not going to back down or call off the dogs until the job is done and Trump is gone. And when the dust settles, Trump will likely be charged, tried, sentenced and imprisoned. His fortune will be seized, his family will be financially ruined, and his closest advisors and allies will be prosecuted on fabricated charges. There's not going to be a "graceful transition" of power if Trump loses. He will face the full wrath of the scheming mandarins he has frustrated for the last 4 years. These are the men who applauded when Saddam and Ghaddafi were savagely butchered. Will Trump face the same fate as them?

Trump has less than two months to rally his supporters, draw attention to the conspiracy that has is presently underway, and figure out a way to defend himself against the coup plotters. If he is unable to derail the impending junta, his goose is cooked.

It's worth noting, that the Transition Integrity Project (TIP) has no legal authority to meddle in the upcoming election. They were not appointed by any congressional committee nor did any government entity approve their intrusive activities. This is entirely a "lone wolf" operation designed to exploit loopholes in campaign laws in order to undermine public confidence in our elections and to express their unbridled hostility towards Donald Trump. That said, there analysis will probably influence those who share their views. In the first page of their "Executive Summary" they say:

"We assess with a high degree of likelihood that November's elections will be marked by a chaotic legal and political landscape. We also assess that the President Trump is likely to contest the result by both legal and extra-legal means, in an attempt to hold onto power. " (Ibid )

This short statement provides the basic justification for the group's existence. It presents the participants as impartial observers performing their civic duty by objectively analyzing exercises (war games?) that indicate that Trump will challenge the election results in a desperate attempt to hold on to power. Not surprisingly, the group provides no evidence that the president would react the way they think he would. In fact, their hypothesis seems extremely far-fetched given the fact that Trump has no militia, no private army, and very few allies among the political class, the Intelligence Community, the FBI, the military or the deep state. Who exactly does the group think would help Trump hold on to power: Bill Barr, Larry Kudlow, Melania??

There is nothing "impartial" about this analysis. It is partisan gibberish aimed at discrediting Trump while creating a pretext for launching a coup against him. Here is another sample of TIP's "objective analysis" from page 1 of the manuscript:

"The Transition Integrity Project (TIP) was launched in late 2019 out of concern that the Trump Administration may seek to manipulate, ignore, undermine or disrupt the 2020 presidential election and transition process. TIP takes no position on how Americans should cast their votes, or on the likely winner of the upcoming election; either major party candidate could prevail at the polls in November without resorting to "dirty tricks." However, the administration of President Donald Trump has steadily undermined core norms of democracy and the rule of law and embraced numerous corrupt and authoritarian practices. This presents a profound challenge for those –from either party –who are committed to ensuring free and fair elections, peaceful transitions of power, and stable administrative continuity in the United States." (Ibid )

Got that? In other words (to paraphrase) "Trump is a corrupt dictator who hates democracy and the rule of law, but that is just our unbiased opinion. Please, don't let that influence your vote. We just want to make sure the election goes smoothly."

As we noted, the hatred for Trump permeates the entire 22-page document and that, in turn, undermines the credibility of the author to portray his project as an impartial examination of potential problems in the upcoming election. There is nothing evenhanded in the approach to these issues or in the remedies that are recommended. This is a partisan project concocted by malicious elites who despise Trump and who plan to remove him from office by hook or crook.

So, do we know who the leaders of this (TIP) group are?

Well, we know who their two main spokesmen are: Rosa Brooks– Georgetown law professor and co-founder of the Transition Integrity Project, and Ret. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William & Mary, and chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell. According to an article by Whitney Webb:

" (Rosa) Brooks was an advisor to the Pentagon and the Hillary Clinton-led State Department during the Obama administration. She was also previously the general counsel to the President of the Open Society Institute, part of the Open Society Foundations (OSF), a controversial organization funded by billionaire George Soros. Zoe Hudson, who is TIP's director, is also a former top figure at OSF, serving as senior policy analyst and liaison between the foundations and the U.S. government for 11 years .

OSF ties to the TIP are a red flag for a number of reasons, namely due to the fact that OSF and other Soros-funded organizations played a critical role in fomenting so-called "color revolutions" to overthrow non-aligned governments, particularly during the Obama administration. Examples of OSF's ties to these manufactured "revolutions" include Ukraine in 2014 and the "Arab Spring" ..

In addition to her ties to the Obama administration and OSF, Brooks is currently a scholar at West Point's Modern War Institute, where she focuses on "the relationship between the military and domestic policing" and also Georgetown's Innovative Policing Program. She is a currently a key player in the documented OSF-led push to "capitalize" off of legitimate calls for police reform to justify the creation of a federalized police force under the guise of defunding and/or eliminating local police departments. Brooks' interest in the "blurring line" between military and police is notable given her past advocacy of a military coup to remove Trump from office and the TIP's subsequent conclusion that the military "may" have to step in if Trump manages to win the 2020 election, per the group's "war games" described above.

Brooks is also a senior fellow at the think tank New America . New America's mission statement notes that the organization is focused on "honestly confronting the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change, and seizing the opportunities those changes create." It is largely funded by Silicon Valley billionaires, including Bill Gates (Microsoft), Eric Schmidt (Google), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Jeffrey Skoll and Pierre Omidyar (eBay) . In addition, it has received millions directly from the U.S. State Department to research "ranking digital rights." Notably, of these funders, Reid Hoffman was caught "meddling" in the most recent Democratic primary to undercut Bernie Sanders' candidacy during the Iowa caucus and while others, such as Eric Schmidt and Pierre Omidyar, are known for their cozy ties to the Clinton family and even ties to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign." (" "Bipartisan" Washington Insiders Reveal Their Plan for Chaos if Trump Wins the Election ", Unlimited Hangout )

Is it safe to say that Rosa Brooks is a Soros stooge overseeing a color revolution in the United States aimed at toppling Trump and replacing him with a dementia-addled, meat-puppet named Joe Biden?

Political analyst Paul Craig Roberts seems to think so. Here's what he said in a recent post at his website:

"I have provided evidence that the military/security complex, using the media and the Democrats, intends to turn the November election into a color revolution The evidence of a color revolution in the works is abundantly supplied by CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, NPR, Washington Post and numerous Internet sites funded by the CIA and the foundations and corporations through which it operates.. All of these media organizations are establishing the story in the mind of Americans that Trump will not leave office when he loses or steals the election and must be driven out.

With Antifa and Black Lives Matter now experienced in violent protests, they will be unleashed anew on American cities when there is news of a Trump election victory. The media will explain the violence as necessary to free us from a tyrant and egg on the violence, as will the Democrat Party. The CIA will be certain that the violence is well funded .

What is a reelected President Trump going to do when the Secret Service refuses to repel Antifa and Black Lives Matter when they breach White House Security?

American Democracy is on the verge of being ended for all times, and the world media will herald the event as the successful overthrowing of a tyrant." ( "America's Color Revolution" , Paul Craig Roberts )

Another of the leading spokesmen for TIP is Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson who made this revealing statement in a recent interview:

"Let me just say some of the things that we're putting out there. Among those things, one that is very important is the media, particularly the mainstream media. They cannot act as they usually act with regard to elections. They have to play a coup on election night. They can't be declaring some state like Pennsylvania for one candidate or the other. When Pennsylvania probably has thousands upon thousands of votes yet to come in and count. So, the media has to get its act in order and it has to act very differently than it normally does."

(NOTE: In other words, Wilkerson does not want the media to follow the normal protocols for covering an election, but to adjust their reporting to accommodate the aims of the coup-plotters. Does that sound like someone who is committed to evenhanded coverage of events, or someone who wants reporters to shape the news to meet the specifications of his own particular agenda? Here's more from Wilkerson:)

"Second, .we also have learned that poll workers have to be younger. And we've started a movement all across the country to train young people. And we've had really good luck with the volunteers to do so , to be poll workers. Because we found out in Wisconsin, for example, poll workers are mostly over 60. And many of them didn't show up because they were afraid of COVID-19. And so Wisconsin went from about one 188 polling places, to about 15. That's disastrous." (" This 'War Game' Maps out what happens if the President contests the Election" , WBUR )

Why is Wilkerson so encouraged by the young people he's trained to act as poll workers? Doesn't that sound a bit fishy, especially from a dyed-in-the-wool partisan who's mixed up with a group whose sole aim is to beat Trump? And why are the authors of the TIP manifesto so eager to reveal their true intentions. Take a look:

"There will likely not be an "election night" this year; unprecedented numbers of voters are expected to use mail-in ballots, which will almost certainly delay the certified result for days or weeks. A delay provides a window for campaigns, the media, and others to cast doubt on the integrity of the process and for escalating tensions between competing camps. As a legal matter, a candidate unwilling to concede can contest the election into January. .."( Ibid)

So, that's the GamePlan, eh? The coup plotters want a contested election that drags on for weeks, deepens divisions among the population, undermines confidence in the electoral system, instigates ferocious street fighting in cities across the country, and gives the Biden camp time to mobilize its political resources in Congress to mount a Constitutional attack on Trump.

Can we at least call this treachery by its proper name: Treason– "the crime of betraying one's country by trying to overthrow the government?"

If the shoe fits ..

[Jan 14, 2021] The Capitol Police at least at the beginning let the protesters into the building

Jan 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

otschelnik 10 hours ago (Edited) otschelnik 10 hours ago (Edited)

Here's the facts. The Capitol Police at least at the beginning let the protesters into the building.

Among the MAGA demonstrators are Antifa and BLM activists.

At least some of these Antifa were agent-provocateurs.

rwe2late 9 hours ago

Nonetheless,

PBS "news" reported that there is "no evidence"

of Antifa at the Capitol.

[Same as they reported "no evidence" of any election fraud, and "no evidence" of Biden corruption, etc. ]

Don't entirely blame the average bloke who thinks he/she is getting the facts from allegedly non-partisan PBS.

[Jan 14, 2021] Bumerang can return in 2022: Pelosi has lowered the bar of impeachment to the level when it became just a political tool. Which means that once Republicans take congress back in 2022 they can now impeach both Biden and Harris. Biden for his Ukraine dealings and Harris for inciting riots over the summer, saying they should never end

Looks like Nancy again eat way too much ice-cream...
Jan 14, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

maximin thrax 4 hours ago (Edited)

They've lowered the bar considerably. Once Republicans take congress back in 2022/24 they had better immediately impeach both Biden and Harris concurrently. Biden for his Ukraine dealings and Harris for inciting riots over the summer, saying they should never end. They have no excuses. It should be in the GOP platform. Make impeachment the Democrat's problem.

get nothing and like it 4 hours ago

The precedent is set - impeachment can be for anything without any merit. Start the Biden impeachment now!

US Banana Republic 4 hours ago (Edited)

Congress has resisted the temptation to use Impeachment as a political tool of vindictiveness for almost 250 years. In one fell swoop Nitwit Nancy Pelosi cheapened it to satisfy her selfish vengeance.

I am ashamed that she is an American.

Nancy is 80 years old. Likely in 20 years she will be dead and certainly forgotten. But this damages our country and our Constitution forever.

jim942 11 hours ago

Mitch thinks he is going to purge the Republican party of Trump influence?

jim942 11 hours ago

The New York Times reported that McConnell has told associates he is privately pleased with the impeachment, calculating that it will make it easier to purge the party of Trump's influence.

tangent 23 minutes ago (Edited)

In your honor I will do three minutes of research into the claims of election fraud tomorrow. Here is what I found in three minutes today:

Wisconson:
45% of the WI mail-in ballots are invalid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1692&v=XH9ihoLi1NA&feature=youtu.be
And, a Wisconson supreme court judge ruled those votes should be tossed:
https://rfangle.com/politics/trump-wisconsin/
These absentee votes went from from about 14,000 in 2019 to about 169,000. This type of fraud alone resulted in an estimate of 76,000 illegal votes.
The problem is they will never investigate because the dictator has already been appointed.

hoytmonger 19 minutes ago

With evidence like youtube videos,

What court in their right mind wouldn't look at that case?

tangent 17 minutes ago

The source for this information is the Voter Integrity Project. Sorry you don't like being proven wrong.

tangent 7 minutes ago

I believe they showed that there were about 100,000 people who made false claims of being too handicapped to vote regularly in Wisconson. Everyone has a bias, so by your standard nobody can do the study.

BoiledFrogs 41 minutes ago

In truth, Snowden told us about the Deep State. As for the swamp, they've been teaching government by the bureaucracy in college political science for decades.

Trump showed us nothing. He simply hitched a ride on our anger and resistance, rode our coattails.

Face-off 1 hour ago remove link

This is called being railroaded...on a hyped up bogus charge. T