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Was It an Attempted Coup?
Paul Craig Roberts is perhaps the political pundit with a personal background that matches closest to my own. He and I are both about the same age, grew up in the Atlanta area when public schools were segregated, entered Georgia Tech in the late fifties, and eventually served in senior management at the Department of Treasury under President Reagan.
Roberts wrote the following article this week following the public release of the Durham Report. According to Roberts, Durham exonerates Donald Trump of any wrongdoing in connection with the Russia Hoax and cites FBI senior personnel Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok as the principals behind the fabricated attacks on Trump and fails to place significant responsibility on former FBI Director James Comey and current Director Christopher Wray.
I think we witnessed a non-violent coup attempt to overthrow a sitting duly-elected President through fabricated charges of treason that coupled with tampering with public information dissemination just prior to the 2020 election perhaps resulted in Donald Trump failing in his re-election bid.
The FBI Must Be Held Accountable for Russiagate
Actually, Roberts wrote this in the first month of Trump’s Presidency, foretelling accurately where this was going.
This is where the Republican Establishment failed their voters and the American people. No excuses.
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/02/16/trump-presidency-rip/Published in General
This was absolutely a coup. They had gained control of the military prior to the election, and certainly deployed them to cement their seizure of power. Heaven knows that other organs of state power had been utterly and unlawfully weaponized, with large sections of the executive in open mutiny.
You’re not comfortable with the term — well I am. In fact, I’m not comfortable with shying away from it.
Correct on both.
The FISA system didn’t work. The independence of the FBI and other civil servants didn’t work. The DOJ didn’t work. The IC didn’t work. The courts didn’t work. The Congress didn’t work, unless you define “worked” in the extremely narrow sense of barely voting to not remove the president on obviously flimsy and fake charges that should never have gotten anywhere that far. The system spent five years hoaxing and impeding a duly elected president and ignoring or covering up real crimes and corruption.
Words are symbols and definitions are do have fuzzy borders. And there are always new forms of an old endeavor. So a portion of a government illegally forcing the top government leader out but not shooting anybody, is not a coup? Okay. But then what is the right word for it?
Added: And is rape rape if it’s done at the point of a gun and the victim acquiesces to all the rapist’s demands? What is more there is a well-informed rumor that Trump was threatened with assassination and that the Secret Service would have been unable to prevent it if he entered a second term. So acquiescing to threats of assassination also counts as a coup.
But I think BDB and Ed G. have it right here for slightly different reasons. And my reasoning here is a slightly different but related third.
“This was absolutely a coup. They had gained control of the military prior to the election, and certainly deployed them to cement their seizure of power. Heaven knows that other organs of state power had been utterly and unlawfully weaponized, with large sections of the executive in open mutiny.
You’re not comfortable with the term — well I am. In fact, I’m not comfortable with shying away from it.”
One can argue about the exact semantics of a word, but what happened in America over the last few years is best described as a “coup.” No other word comes close to the appropriate description of what happened.
And I would say that the coup was at least sufficiently successful, among other things, to take down Trump, imprison thousands of Americans illegally, impose the Totalitarism of the Lockdowns and the VAX, increase incredibly the size of government and worse of all nearly gut our system of Justice.
• If not, why can’t the J6 prisoners held for wrongfully accused misdemeanor charges be released after over 2 years?
• If not, why can’t the Hunter Laptop crimes by addressed by the DOJ after several years and much evidence that has come to light?
• If not, why haven’t charges been brought against the perps of the Russian Hoax after the Durham Report?
• If not, why has Federal Spending grown by an unbelievable 40% over the last 3 years, funded almost exclusively by inflationary money printing?
• If not, why weren’t the Constitutional Rights of those who refused the VAX upheld, and why were so many denied the appropriate care of treatments like HCQ and Ivermectin and then left to die ?
• If not, why has our school system continued with this absolutely insane glorification of the Transgendered in our schools and the indoctrination of it on our young?
• If not, why have so many who have spoken the truth as guaranteed under the First Amendment treated and at times tried as “Domestic Terrorists”?
And the list goes on, and on.
The fact is that we may be on the verge of a unbelievable financial collapse followed by an even greater societal collapse all intended by the sickos of the Neo-Communist Totalitarian Left to sweep away the American Constitutional Republic and replace it with a High Tech Totalitarian Regime that enslaves us all in some sort of Techno gulag. So far their plans are working, even thought there have been just a few defeats here and there, but overall they still have the upper hand by far and look to consolidate their power in even greater ways with a financial collapse and the implementation of Totalitarian Digital Currency.
Someone’s been watching Ryan George.