Paul Craig Roberts
The question in the title is legitimate in light of the extraordinary and unusal letter signed by all members of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff condemning Trump supporters for insurrection and calling on the US military to remain ready for another attempt at sedition on inauguration day.
In the Joint Chiefs’ own words: “The violent riot in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021 was a direct assault on the US Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process.” https://www.rt.com/usa/512334-joint-chiefs-capitol-riot/
There was no riot, no assault on the Capitol, and no insurrection. As the videos show, there was no “storming of the Capitol.” Police allowed rally attendees inside, and they walked in calmly in line. (See, for example: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/new-footage-shows-pro-trump-demonstrators-being-let-into-capitol-orderly-protesting-dubious-electoral-certification/ .)
Instead of insurrection, there was a defense of the Constitution by Americans protesting what they believe to be a stolen presidential election, the result of which is to consolidate power over the people in the hands of a corrupt Establishment.
The Joint Chiefs know this as do the presstitutes, Nancy Pelosi, and the members of Congress. So why are the Joint Chiefs warning of an insurrection?
One answer is to add to the blackening of Trump’s reputation. The Joint Chiefs most certainly dislike Trump who intended to take away the “Russian enemy” on which the military/security complex’s budget and power depends. Russiagate began immediately when Trump spoke of “normalizing relations with Russia.” The entire Washington Establishment hates Trump, because Trump said he was going to take power away from them and give it back to the people. Go listen to his inaugural address.
Let’s hope the Joint Chiefs’ gratuitous letter is just payback and not preparation of the public for a false flag insurrection staged for the purpose of putting the latest domestic terrorism bill that criminalizes dissent on a fast tract.
It is easy for the Establishment to dress up Antifa and BLM in MAGA hats and send them on a rampage that the presstitutes with script ready in hand can declare an insurrection. Or the FBI can use its provocateurs to create a situation. Remember the aftermath of 9/11 and the advent of the domestic war on terror when the FBI organized homeless people and meth addicts in schemes to blow up buildings and then arrested them. It was all done to prove to Americans that there was a terrorist threat justifying the PATRIOT Act and other police state measures.
The intention of the American Establishment is not only to destroy Trump but also to destroy or intimidate red state Americans into acquiescence. Many who attended the rally have been fired from their jobs. So, in “freedom and democracy America,” if you exercise your right to assemble and protest, your exercise of your civil liberties is grounds for being fired. Paul Craig Roberts read more