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Monday, December 19, 2016

A Coup in America? 3 Perspectives

CIA Director John Brennan
[ Ed. note – On the eve of the day the “electors” are scheduled to assemble to confirm Donald Trump as president, a number of people are speculating that the US may be on the verge of a coup. Below are three perspectives. ]
A Spy Coup in America?
By Robert Parry
As Official Washington’s latest “group think” solidifies into certainty – that Russia used hacked Democratic emails to help elect Donald Trump – something entirely different may be afoot: a months-long effort by elements of the U.S. intelligence community to determine who becomes the next president.
I was told by a well-placed intelligence source some months ago that senior leaders of the Obama administration’s intelligence agencies – from the CIA to the FBI – were deeply concerned about either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump ascending to the presidency. And, it’s true that intelligence officials often come to see themselves as the stewards of America’s fundamental interests, sometimes needing to protect the country from dangerous passions of the public or from inept or corrupt political leaders.

Is the United States Facing a Coup d’etat?
By Annie Machon
I fear that soon the curtain will finally be brought down on the puppet show that passes for democracy in America, and those who for decades have been pulling the strings will come raging into the light, red in tooth and claw.
The illusion that the people really have a choice of president every four years will be irreparably shattered.

Only a Counter-Coup Can Save American Democracy
By Paul Craig Roberts
The CIA has long engineered coups in other countries. Now we are approaching at breakneck speed a CIA coup in the USA.
When the presstitute media first published unverifired, unsourced leaks attributed to unnamed CIA officials, both the FBI and the Director of Homeland Security said that they did not embrace the accusation that Trump’s election was a result of Russian interference in the US presidential election.
Now suddenly we have a report from the Washington Post, a rag whose integrity is in doubt and a mainstay of anti-Trump propaganda suspected of being a CIA asset, that the FBI and Homeland Security are in agreement with the anonymous leaks to the presstitutes:

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