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The Making of A Rebellion

by Oui Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 09:07:52 AM EST

Trump a master manipulator exploiting the ills of society, using hate to build a support group to "stand back and stand-by".

Hidden in that mob are the militants with an agenda!!

That's how revolutions are made ... 😠

Bio Lawrence Pintak - an award winning journalist and PhD Islamic Studies

Author of The Al Jazeera Revolution - 2011


My earlier post ...

Re: A Long War? (4.00 / 2)

My take

Trump was pissed-off and banned chief-of-staff of VP Pence from the White House.

Trump makes war ... he'll fight and be strong ... not a LOSER.

This was a planned attack on the Legislative branch of U.S. Congress. The battle was announced via social media ... the incitement was direct and clearly understood by a mass in frenzy. I learned this in college Institute of Technology a course in Journalism and Propaganda. You need just a handful of instigators or agents provocateurs to move such a mass of people into an unruly mob.

Trump wanted to punish U.S. Congress where his fate would be sealed. VP Pence had told him it was not in his power nor by US Constitution to change the Vote of The People. Trump didn't agree ... he embodies the Executive and has all the might needed. From his exhibition walking through the MLB Demonstration to the Church from the White House for his photo-op holding the Bible as a shield against all evil was already indicative of his insanity. For Bill Barr and the Staff of the Pentagon, this was a BIG MISTAKE ... once and never again!

Trump manipulated his followers to follow him when and if asked: "Stand back and Stand-by ".

Earlier signs of profanity and the next step to the coming Insurrection ... the build-up.

Trump Tweeting Violence Against Rioters | May 29, 2020 |

A very angry Lindsey Graham ...

Bloodshed

With a powerful automatic rifle, multiple deaths could have been caused inside the Chamber, it could have been a bloodbath ... martial law would have followed with Trump staying in power.

"All I can say is count me out. Enough is enough. I've tried to be helpful"

Graham on riots: 'They could have killed us all'

Pointing to 2021 marking the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans, he asked how authorities could have "failed so miserably."

"Yesterday they could have blown the building up. They could have killed us all," he said. "People coming through the windows had backpacks, as big as my desk on the Senate. They should have been challenged, warning shots should have been fired and lethal force should have been used once they'd penetrated the seat of government. Those backpacks could have had bombs chemical agents, weapons. We dodged a major bullet yesterday. If this is not a wake up call, I do not know what it is. Is that a money problem? If it is we'll fix it. Is it a leadership problem? Obviously. Is it an Intel failure of the highest proportions? Absolutely."

Trump Mob Chases Lindsey Graham From Airport Terminal: 'Traitor!'

    Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican senator who was an ardent critic of Donald Trump until the latter was elected president, was rushed away from an angry pro-Trump mob Friday, according to a video tweeted by Politico reporter Daniel Lippman.

    The incident occurred at Washington, D.C.'s Reagan International Airport.

Post-Riot, the Capitol Hill IT Staff Faces a Security Mess | Wired |

In the aftermath of destructive riots that trashed the United States Capitol on Wednesday, the nation is grappling with questions about the stability and trajectory of US democracy. But inside the Capitol building itself, the congressional support staff is dealing with more immediate logistics, like cleanup and repairs. A crucial part of that: the process of securing the offices and digital systems after hundreds of people had unprecedented access to them.

Allowing physical access to a location can have serious cybersecurity ramifications. Rioters could have bugged congressional offices, exfiltrated data from unlocked computers, or installed malware on exposed devices. In the rush to evacuate the Capitol, some computers were left unlocked and remained accessible by the time rioters arrived. And at least some equipment was stolen; Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon said in a video late Wednesday that intruders took one of his office's laptops off a conference table.

The House of Representatives and Senate each have a Sergeant-at-Arms office that oversees security. On the Senate side this body also supervises cybersecurity, whereas in the House that responsibility lies with the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. On Thursday, speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi said that sergeant at arms Paul Irving would resign over Wednesday's breach of the Capitol. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer said he would remove that chamber's sergeant at arms, Mike Stenger, if he does not resign.

Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund has pledged to resign

[Update-1] Not Just Protestors A Piggy Back Attempt to Seize Persons in US Congress

Gen. Barry Mccaffrey: 'Rogue' Trump Must Be Removed From Office | MSNBC |

Trump's Legal Supporters

Dream Team to defend insanity of Donald Trump by Impeachment procedure could be Rudy Giuliani and Alan Dershowitz. One's dream, another's nightmare ...

Insanity

Unfortunately, Trump's America will never close the book on the Insurrection of Jan. 6th, 2020 because of "forgiveness", also called appeasement or impunity of perpetrators ... the weakness and ultimate self-destruction of emperors.

Yes, indeed ... that's What America Has Become and the world is watching in disbelieve

Response to Joe Biden ...

CNN's Anderson Cooper report: mob sought Pelosi and VP Pence ... inside the Capitol, officers directed the mob to Offices of Senate and House leaders ... "they came for the election fraudeurs and traitors".

What to do with 75 million delusional citizens watching Fox News, Hannity, and drowned in fake "Fake News" reports, social media and politics of manipulation.

Don't expect charges against Trump or allies for inciting Capitol siege, say DOJ officials

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Trump never called VP Pence in the Capitol bunker, sources say | NBC News |

A loyal lieutenant to President Donald Trump, Pence was criticized by the president over his role counting Electoral College votes in Congress and was one of the people trapped inside the U.S. Capitol when Trump supporters stormed the building as the votes were being tallied.

"While the vice president and his family were in a bunker in the Capitol, the president did not reach out to check on his safety nor did he condemn those who said the VP should be executed," said sources familiar with the matter. Video shows rioters shouting, "Hang Pence!"

Jim Bourg twitter

Impeach Trump for inciting a Rebellion, causing bloodshed and derelict in duty to protect the US Constitution.

by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 10:07:25 AM EST
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by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 06:22:56 PM EST
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by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 10:11:22 AM EST
by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 10:15:33 AM EST
Is this product placement in my insurrection?
by generic on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 11:39:02 AM EST
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After Capitol siege, majority of Americans say Trump should be removed from office before term ends: POLL | ABC News |

ABC News/Ipsos poll finds that majority fault Trump for rioting in D.C.

Ousting the current president before his term expires splits Americans along partisan lines, with 94% of Democrats and only 13% of Republicans supporting the move. A majority of independents -- 58% -- also back removing him.

The end of Trump's turbulent tenure has been marred by chaos. Earlier this week, throngs of pro-Trump loyalists, spurred by the outgoing president at his "Save America Rally ," besieged the U.S. Capitol complex -- overpowering police blockades, breaking windows and ransacking the halls and offices.

Leaked Terrorism Guide Shows FBI Still Classifying Black 'Extremists' as Domestic Terrorism Threat

by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 03:07:12 PM EST
The culture of racism of the FBI goes back to Edgar Hoover who was 100% convinced Martin Luther King was a Communist and a paid agent of the Soviet Union.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 04:01:28 PM EST
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Red Scare:FBI and the Origins of Anticommunism in the United States

This work breaks new ground by tracing the roots of the FBI's political surveillance to the involvement of the Bureau's predecessor, the Bureau of Investigation (BI), in the nation's first period of communist-hunting, the "Red Scare" after World War I. The book is based on the first systematic and comprehensive use of the early BI files from 1908 to 1922, which have only survived on difficult-to-read microfilms deposited in the National Archives, as well as numerous collections of personal papers. The FBI's political surveillance was not a result of popular hysteria, such as scholars used to claim, or a rational response to communist spying and the Cold War confrontation, such as a number of historians have recently argued. Instead, it was an integrated part of the attempt by the modern federal state, rooted in the Progressive Era , to regulate and control any organized opposition to the political, economic and social order, such as organized labor, radical movements and African-American protest. The detailed reconstruction of the BI's role in the Red Scare during 1919 and 1920 shows that the federal intelligence officials played a crucial role in initiating the anticommunist hysteria in the United States.

by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 07:04:49 PM EST
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by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 04:18:00 PM EST
Trump isn't going to resign and Toomey knows it.  

Just another Republican trying to pretend the GOP isn't what the GOP is.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 05:45:09 PM EST
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And Trump is going to try to stage another insurrection. Which is why the GOP clowns are playing for time and hoping he will rescue them from legal consequences.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 07:19:15 PM EST
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My entirely contrarian take is that the storming of the Capitol is not actually different in nature from what GOP operatives were up to in Florid, only much more amateurish in execution. In fact if history is any guide the Democrats as a party would object much less stridently to a competent coup. Also this is plainly true:


No one says "defund the police" tonight, I write solemnly in a national newspaper, after the police invites the church of Qanon into the Capitol to defecate on the senate floor.
by generic on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 12:21:11 PM EST
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That's not contrarian at all. The GOP have always been the anti-democratic pro-privilege pro-violence pro-autocracy screw-the-peasants crush-dissent party. (See also "Law and OrderTM")

The only difference with Trump is that they're not even pretending to be anything else now. And now that they've revealed themselves, they're surprised by the pushback from tech and the corporates.

Still - further rioting, with added murder and shooting, are planned for the 16th onwards. Somehow I have a feeling that even though it will be very ugly, it still won't put them over the top.

Partly because they've shown their hand and lost the element of surprise ("Revolution on the 16th! Bring drugs and take selfies!")

But also because a collection of chubby fantasists with automatic weapons are no match for (most of) the National Guard.

And unlike a real civil war, they'll run away if they start dying in significant numbers and they realise that OMG this is nothing like the movies!!!1!

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 07:19:09 PM EST
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They have been, but the very nature of the Democratic party is to pretend otherwise. So Biden tells us he wants a strong GOP and the US discourse has been zeroed in on the person of Donald Trump, his Twitter account, and to a lesser extent on the Q cultists. But does any of that matter? Is any of that new? Inciting violence? The official reaction to BLM and the police riots want a word. Calling election results into question? Remember Russiagate and the unfaithful electors? The unending quest to find evidence of voting fraud?
However, the capitol police just outright handing the capitol over to a far right mob? That seems to be new and extremely serious. And Biden and Pelosi are hardly the people to deal with that. Or anything.
by generic on Wed Jan 13th, 2021 at 07:15:10 PM EST
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by Cat on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 04:41:24 PM EST

Schwarzenegger blasts 'spinelessness' of fellow Republicans after Capitol riot | NBC News |

"The broken glass was in the windows of the United States Capitol," Schwarzenegger said. "But the mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol, they shattered the ideas we took for granted. They didn't just break down the doors of the building that housed American democracy, they trampled the very principles on which our country was founded."

Trump is a failed leader who will soon become irrelevant, Schwarzenegger said. He then turned on elected officials who enabled Trump and referred to President John F. Kennedy's book, "Profiles in Courage."

"A number of members of my own party, because of their own spinelessness, would never see their names in such a book, I guarantee you.
They're complicit with those who carried the flag of self righteous insurrection into the Capitol."

by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 07:43:33 PM EST
This Week Transcript 1-10-21: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Adam Kinzinger | ABC News |

... the most serious attack on that citadel of our democracy since the British invasion of 1814, except, this time, the attackers were American citizens incited by the president.

Five died from the assault, including a police officer defending the Capitol.

The American carnage Trump decried in his inaugural address is defining his final days in office, with growing calls for an unprecedented second impeachment. Over 190 members of Congress have now sponsored an impeachment resolution that concludes:

"Donald John Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors by willfully inciting violence against the government of the United States."

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A Senate trial is not expected to start until after Biden is inaugurated.

By the end of this weekend there will be roughly 6,000 National Guard troops here in the nation's capital to help the thousands of police here. A lot of these far-right groups are very animated right now, very angry about the fatal shooting of the woman who illegally entered the Capitol. And some of these far-right groups, including White supremacists and the loosely knit association know as the Boogaloo have been hoping for a race or civil war. The coming days intense for law enforcement officials coming up.

by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 08:10:17 PM EST
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by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 09:21:03 PM EST
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Not satisfied with two (2) probably homicides--or one pathetic femicide, one heroic homicide--and three (3) statistically insignificant "medical emergencies", local press is promoting one (1) Capitol Police suicide for commendation or a station of the cross. Story developing ...
by Cat on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 11:56:56 PM EST
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Capitol rioter is arrested for 'texting friends about plan to shoot and run over Pelosi' - as cops charge Alabama man after finding ELEVEN Molotov cocktails in his vehicle near Congress

Cleveland Meredith was found with a Tavor X95 assault rifle [IWI - €1,999], a Glock pistol, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and was detained in connection with making threats to Pelosi after an FBI agent read Jan. 7 text messages in which Meredith talked about "putting a bullet in her noggin on Live TV" and running her over with his truck, according to a criminal complaint.

Before last week's DC riot, Meredith protested outside Georgia Gov Brian Kemp's home. Trump supporters had been demonstrating against the governor for confirming President-elect Joe Biden's vote win in the state.

DOJ: Thirteen Charged in Federal Court Following Riot at the United States Capitol

by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 09:20:15 PM EST
by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 07:47:02 AM EST

An Op-Ed doesn't remake an election or a recall. Sinking deeper in the Southern swamps. 🐊 🌿🌿 🚣🏼‍♀️

by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 10:18:34 AM EST
by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 02:16:14 PM EST
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by Oui on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 09:53:55 PM EST
by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 12:14:32 AM EST
I assume the Feds have archived the Parlor data and messages of all natives leading upto the Trump March on the US Legislature ... Execution Power 💪🏼

Or was he just leader of the Executive ... a failed dictatorship despite support of 75 million descents of immigrants and European roots.

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 11:27:52 AM EST
... and no, Parler was not hacked. But yes, public posts have indeed been archived.
by Bernard on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 12:24:30 PM EST
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American folks have been living in constant fear propagated by media and politicians alike. The presence of guns, violence, police acting as Iraq veterans, executing the death penalty ... leads to shocking delusion. How can these people govern with facts, when even experienced lawmakers go haywire by each blow of the wind?

Sen. James Lankford had just started speaking when, all of a sudden, the Capitol Police and staff from the Sergeant at Arms burst into the chamber and removed Vice President Mike Pence who was presiding. Shortly thereafter, the two Senate leaders were also rushed away.

My first thought was that the Iranians had followed through on their threat to strike the Capitol, but a police officer took over the podium and explained that violent demonstrators had breached the entire perimeter of the Capitol and were inside.

Either the Russians did it (Democrats) or the Iranians (Republicans). Have they no knowledge where terror lurks inside America? Hopeless fools in the Chamber and the White House. A gloomy future for democracy in America.

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 01:27:21 PM EST
Your very own colleagues, the President, Alex Jones, Braggs military and a few compliant police officers protecting the Capitol.

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 01:28:06 PM EST
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Capitol police officer praised as hero for diverting mob from Senate chamber

 

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 01:34:29 PM EST
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by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 02:48:45 PM EST
Trump's fate lands with Pence again as GOP fissures grow: The Note

Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally asked her colleagues for their views on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It was passed and ratified during Reconstruction as Congress debated then how to handle former Confederate leaders who had fought against the Union.

Monday, with the help of former constitutional law professor Rep. Jaime Raskin, D- Md., Democrats referenced that obscure section of the Constitution too in their newly drafted article of impeachment against Trump.

Democrats cite rarely used part of 14th Amendment in new impeachment article

Reconstruction and Its Impact

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But to community advocates who saw the South Vietnamese flag, or the Yellow Flag, as a symbol of democracy and unity, its presence at a riot was both alarming and infuriating.

"The ideas of authoritarianism, of overturning the people's will, are not the principles that this flag stands for," said Tung Nguyen, president of the Progressive Vietnamese American Organization, or PIVOT. "It's about us being free, and Trump is not someone you can be free under. White supremacy is not something you can be free under."

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by Oui on Mon Jan 18th, 2021 at 10:57:49 PM EST
Americans are always shocked when realty interferes with their fantasy life.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Jan 19th, 2021 at 04:41:06 PM EST
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by Oui on Tue Jan 19th, 2021 at 05:59:10 AM EST
by Oui on Tue Jan 19th, 2021 at 02:23:20 PM EST
There's no evidence a single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTec is effective.  The manufacturer's protocol is two shots 21 days apart.  Giving one dose and lying allows Johnson, et.al., a quick way to boost the inoculated numbers in a propaganda campaign to BS the credulous, ignorant, and cretinous.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Jan 19th, 2021 at 04:38:47 PM EST
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by generic on Tue Jan 19th, 2021 at 04:58:00 PM EST
One of the jobs of the FBI is to conducted investigations of terrorist organizations.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
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Alleged "Oath Keepers" militia members plotted ahead of Capitol attack, authorities say | CBS News |

Thomas Edward Caldwell, Jessica Marie Watkins and Donovan Crowl were charged Tuesday with conspiracy, conspiracy to impede or injure an officer, destruction of government property, obstruction of an official proceeding, unlawful entry into a restricted building and violent entry or disorderly conduct.

Virginia resident Caldwell, 65, is believed to hold a leadership role within the "Oath Keepers," an extremist group which believes the government is infringing on citizens' rights and recruits heavily from military and law enforcement.

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Federal investigators say they have recorded communications between Watkins and other alleged Oath Keepers via the Zello walkie-talkie app on a channel called, "StoptheSteal J6." In the recording, a voice believed to be Watkins says, "We have a good group. We have about 30-40 of us. We are sticking together and sticking to the plan." 

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[Inside the Capitol] ... An unknown male voice responds, saying, "Get it, Jess. Do your f---- thing. This is what we f---- [unintelligible] up for. Everything we f--- trained for."

... "Here is the direct number for Comfort Inn Ballston/Arlington... strongly recommend you guys get one or two rooms for a night or two. Arrive 5th, depart 7th will work," the message read.

Prosecutors say Oath Keepers militia members conspired in U.S. Capitol siege | Reuters |

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