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Due to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, the United States had to Organize a Coup at Home…

January 7, 2021

The British burn down the White House 1814. The last time till yesterday (Jan 6, 2021) the White House was penetrated and assaulted.

The United States’ Day of Shame – Three articles

At this point, as I did yesterday, I am refraining from making too many comments about the storming of the White House by a mob of rightwing idiots, kooks, racists, religious fanatics, the (not so) Proud Boys and other assorted lowlifes, instigated and encouraged by the still President of the United States Donald Trump and his equally demented sidekick, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Most got away unrepentant as ever. Few to date have been arrested and charged with the high crimes they have committed. Apparently some of them are selling their White House trophies on Amazon for big bucks.

I’ll weigh in next week  in more detail on a live stream with colleague Ibrahim Kazerooni on YouTube and Facebook later, but hopefully not to repeat what is already well known. Have my own ideas as to what happened and will probe some of the consequences, especially as they concern foreign policy.

But for the moment…  I simply want to provide three of the better articles of what appears to have been a coordinated effort to insure that White House security was too weak to stop the mob.

  1. Some among America’s military allies believe Trump deliberated attempted a coup and may have had help from federal law enforcement officials This article appeared in “Business Insider” and interviews European military intelligence operatives that have trained with U.S. intelligence people
  2. Storming of the Capitol Was Openly Planned But Ignored by Law Enforcement This article, written by Ryan Devereaux is “The Intercept’s” contribution. The Intercept is a political research wing of the Nation Magazine. 
  3. FBI, Homeland Security, White House Advisers, Foresaw Possible Riots, Looked The Other Way by William Arkin writing in Newsweek. 

They all cover similar ground, all worth reading.

Cheers.

Rob P.

One Comment leave one →
  1. William Conklin permalink
    January 7, 2021 2:56 pm

    As a Marxist and a socialist for over fifty years, I would like to add my two cents. For a long time, I have heard right wing jerks and libertarians say that Marxists don’t believe in free speech. So, I have something to add to the above discussion. Twitter and Facebook, have denied the President his freedom of speech. In my mind, that is a worse transgression than a bunch of idiot proud boys storming the masked imbeciles running the country. What is wrong with these dullards? They have plenty of weaponized Cretans slamming Black People but they let the White Costumes go in the building and threaten the war criminals who have been bombing the shit out of the world since Fat Boy. Give me a Break!

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