After four years of science fiction writing, the House Dems impeached the President. He sent them a letter – really worth reading.
Now, what will he do about it?
Not my words. Not Tom Ironsides’s. This, from a real CIA officer.
The essence of a coup, which some might refer to as covert action, is the hidden hand. One does not announce that a foreign power is overthrowing the government and installing a new government. One pulls strings as if from behind a curtain, making events that are all part of a carefully orchestrated plan appear disconnected, spontaneous and serendipitous.
As I read through the recently released IG report for the second time, as someone with a great deal of experience in military and intelligence matters, I see that hand everywhere.
Per the IG report, a single report is delivered to the FBI in the summer of 2016. It concerns a meeting between a cooperative contact of a foreign intelligence service and a junior level employee of the Trump campaign, George Papadopoulos. The report relates what are frankly very amorphous comments by Papadopoulos concerning the Russian government and its alleged possession of information on Hillary Clinton.
It’s like a combination of an evil version of Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand” and that wriggling spider hand from the Barrow-Downs. I imagine the fingers have initials like, I don’t know, “HRC” and “BHO.” Just guesses. Past time to designate the hand an enemy combatant and drone strike it.
It’s out. FULL (REDACTED) REPORT HERE
The Storm? This thing is so ridiculous – in multiple ways – that I found it nearly impossible to pull appropriate quotes. It’s almost 500 pages. Like a giant paper shield? This one might be what really matters, recommendation number nine:
• The FBI should review the performance of all employees who had responsibility for the preparation, Woods review, or approval of the FISA applications, as well as the managers, supervisors, and senior officials in the chain of command of the Carter Page investigation for any action it deems appropriate.
The coup, to include the Russia-Ukraine-impeachment hoax, started well before Trump was ever elected. The IG pins it as ten days after Trump was nominated but the plans were likely in place earlier, maybe in 2015 when he announced his candidacy. Back to no. 9, above: I’d leave NOTHING else to the FBI. However, Trump should take any action he deems appropriate. If I were him, then I would deem it appropriate to declare this coup a coup and prosecute it accordingly, meaning immediately and militarily, pursuant to the Lincoln-Bush-Obama Doctrine. Light. Them. Up. All of them.
Desperate Dems roll out the tin.
“I was concerned by the call,” Vindman said, according to his testimony obtained by The Associated Press. “I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen, and I was worried about the implications for the U.S. government’s support of Ukraine.”
Yes, yes, the concerns… Again, he’s entitled to his opinion, as wrong as it might be. In my opinion, the people running the fake impeachment racket are enemy combatants staging a limp-wristed coup. It’s a testament to Trump’s patience that there is anyone left to hold these sham hearings.
Undermine what? The members of Congress are only slightly less stupid than the people who elected them; most could not even find Ukraine on a labeled map of Europe. Or, was the support thing referring to the deep state and their ties to the cabal trying to keep the lid on an on-going criminal investigation in Ukraine which likely involves US citizens and which Trump had ever right AND RESPONSIBILITY to urge along?
Thank you for your service.
As Tom Ironsides told me, Trump has rattled the cages. The CIA and the deep state are pulling a slow, painful coup.
The 2020 Democratic candidate with whom the CIA whistleblower had a “professional” tie is Joe Biden, according to intelligence officers and former White House officials.
Lawyers for the whistleblower said he had worked only “in the executive branch.” The Washington Examiner has established that he is a career CIA analyst who was detailed to the National Security Council at the White House and has since left. On Sept. 26, the New York Times reported that he was a CIA officer. On Oct. 4, the newspaper added that he “was detailed to the National Security Council at one point.”
Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community’s inspector general, told members of Congress that the whistleblower had a “professional tie” to a 2020 Democratic candidate. He had written earlier that while the whistleblower’s complaint was credible, he had shown “some indicia of an arguable political bias … in favor of a rival political candidate.”
A retired CIA officer told the Washington Examiner, “From everything we know about the whistleblower and his work in the executive branch then, there is absolutely no doubt he would have been working with Biden when he was vice president.”
The same people who destroyed America and who have set the US Empire into a death spiral are hell-bent on retaining power all the way down. Have they no rope in Washington?
With a predictable answer. PCR wants to know where the indictments are against the leaders of the ongoing coup.
The Republicans are simply too stupidly patriotic to indict a president, so they tell Trump, just let bygones be bygones. Don’t establish the precedent of bringing a former president and his top officials to indictments that will result in conviction and imprisonment. This, the Republicans believe, will destroy the people’s belief in their government, and the US will become just another “banana republic or African dictatorship.” To save America, Trump is being told, you have to turn your eyes away from the sedition of the Democrats and the Deep State.
In other words, he is being advised: “Let them get you.” So much for Trump’s advisors. So much for Trump appointing such stupid advisors.
This misplaced and idiotic superpatriotism immobilizes the stupid party and leaves the initiative with the determined party, a party that ignores all facts and whose media shills drown out any facts that manage to get expressed.
Trump is guilty of the undefined and unsubstantiated, and that is enough for the American media. Is it enough for the American people?
The coming collapse and instability of “the world’s only superpower” is going to be stunning.
It’s obvious they’re with the “sealed military indictments” – they don’t exist. But, “stunning” is the right word – one of them. 2033 might be an overly optimistic date.
Operation Liberty looks less than impressive today.
Heavy gunfire crackled through the Venezuelan capital on Tuesday after opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising to oust President Maduro.
In the clip posted online a group of protesters could be seen throwing missiles at a white armoured vehicle. As they launch the assault as second tank emerged from the left and mounted the central reservation of the highway, mowing down a number of people.
One person could be seen falling under the wheels as both vehicles drove off, leaving crowds to swarm around the injured person.
Guaido urged protesters and members of the military to join what he called the ‘final phase of Operation Liberty’ in a video taken at La Carlota airbase in the capital Caracas while surrounded by heavily-armed soldiers.
The troops then set up defensive positions around the base before Maduro’s forces arrived and opened fire with teargas followed by live rounds, according to witnesses.
Guaido claimed that Maduro had lost the support of the military, but the President said he had spoken with his officers who had assured him of their ‘total loyalty’.
And it all looks bad for the people of VEN. Americans, please pay attention to what is happening and what continues to happen. You may see it again – and closer.
Well, thank God for that. Hopefully he’s safely on his way to the gallows as I type.
In what may or may not be a coup (hmmm…) the army has seized control of Harare and Mugabe.
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s military said early Wednesday that it had taken custody of President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state and one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, in what increasingly appeared to be a military takeover in the southern African nation.
After apparently seizing the state broadcaster, ZBC, two uniformed officers said in a short predawn announcement that “the situation in our country has moved to another level.” While denying that the military had seized power, they said that Mr. Mugabe and his family “are safe and sound, and their security is guaranteed.”
“We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice,” said the main speaker, who was identified as Maj. Gen. S. B. Moyo, the army’s chief of staff.
The criminals around him!!! Mugabe is like a gas giant planet, a big, ugly, ancient, decrepit, smelly gas giant; he, being the main criminal, has scores of smaller hoods orbiting around like moons and rings. Happy hunting there, generals!
“Woof! Woof! Woof!” Mugabe and associate thugs celebrate 1,000,000% inflation at prior communist tent revival. EPA/NYT.
Interesting. Couldn’t happen to a finer country nor a thuggier thug.
HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s ruling party accused the head of the armed forces of treason on Tuesday as troops took up positions around the capital in an escalation of a dispute with 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe over political succession.
Just 24 hours after military chief General Constantino Chiwenga threatened to intervene to end a purge in the ruling party, a Reuters reporter saw six armored personnel carriers on major thoroughfares on the outskirts of the capital.
Aggressive soldiers directing traffic told passing cars to keep moving through the darkness.
“Don’t try anything funny. Just go,” one soldier said on Harare Drive.
The presence of troops, including the movement of at least six armored personnel carriers from a barracks northwest of Harare, sparked rumors of coup against Mugabe, although there was no evidence to suggest Zimbabwe’s leader of the last 37 years had been toppled.
The lead item on the ZBC state broadcaster’s evening news bulletin was an anti-military rally by the youth wing of Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party.
The Southern African nation has been on edge since Monday when Chiwenga, Commander of Zimbabwe Defence Forces, said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of a sacked vice president.
The unprecedented statement represents an escalation of a rumbling political struggle over who will succeed Mugabe, who has been in power since the country gained independence from Britain in 1980.
Those things run on diesel. Who knew they had any left? REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo.
I know some (mostly idiot coastal academics) hold modern
Rhodesia Zimbabwe and Mugabe in high esteem for Mugabe’s agricultural “reforms,” tolerant, open, and honest governance, and economic stabilization. I simply detest the senile bastard and weep for what the people lost (or gave away … took … whatever).
A week or so back I had drafted a comedy piece of sorts about Mugabe, based on his recent handling of a certain American college student (whose professors probably adore the warlord in chief). It needs a little tweaking but it’s pretty good. Coming soon! Yes, and if this rumor turns out true, I could perhaps append a very happy ending – maybe with a picture of Mugabe on a pike or the gallows or something.
Hope springs eternal.