Jeffrey St. Clair on the impeachment trial
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“The case for conviction seems pretty clear cut to me: Trump picked the place, picked the time, helped fund the event, showed up to fan the flames, told them where to go, what to do, why to do it and who to target, then watched it happen and when he finally said something it was to congratulate them…”
“After watching Pence and his family be hustled out of the Senate chamber, as MAGAhordes yodeled “Hang Mike Pence!” down the halls of the Capitol, some DC pols are asking how members of the GOP will ever be able to “look Pence in the face again.” But the dirty secret is that Pence was never that popular inside the Republican Party. His appeal was to evangelical voters, drawn to his homophobic policies in Indiana. But Trump rapidly eclipsed Pence among his very own base, becoming a kind of living prophet, a spray-tan Cyrus the Great, heralding the coming Rapture.””
“Trump lawyer Bruce Castor…who is so incompetent, he could have only succeeded as a prosecutor: ‘I saw a headline, ‘representative so and so seeks to walk back comments about’— I forget what it was. Something that bothered her. I was devastated when I saw that she thought it was necessary to go on television yesterday or the day before….’ Did Castor rehearse this argument at Four Seasons Total Landscaping… ?”
“Trump lawyer David Schoen is making chop-logic seem like a high rhetorical art: ‘Words are what make up our Constitution.’ Schoen misting up while reading “The Building of the Ship” is the first time in 150 years that crusty old Longfellow has brought anyone to tears.’
“Any lawyer who lost cases against Castor and Schoen should be immediately disbarred.”
February 14, 2021 at 4:20 PM #403431ThouArtThatParticipant
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In recent articles St. Clair reads more and more like a reporter inflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). Many video feeds from the Capitol riot showed law enforcement letting the crowd past barricades and blockades. That is something that Trump did not have responsibility for in any way shape or form. Further, we know that Capitol Police were advised early that a significant protest would occur yet no additional law enforcement was deployed. Once gain, Trump was not responsible for the lack of adequate crowd control.
The only conclusion that makes sense is someone or someones within law enforcement and domestic intelligence wanted the outcome that occurred. And that most likely for two reasons: 1) To embarrass Trump and 2) To set the stage for new domestic surveillance legislation. At the end of the day, this citizen and voter does not believe the official narrative we are being fed and expected to embrace. Color me unconvinced just as I am about 9/11 and JFK’s assassination.
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February 14, 2021 at 7:27 PM #403488lownslowParticipant
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Right On, @ThouArtThat my thoughts, exactly!
February 15, 2021 at 3:53 PM #403710Ohio BarbarianModerator
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…1/6/21 looks like a total setup. 2000 Capitol Hill Police available, yet only a dozen or so at the entrances to the building when the entire liberal corporate media had been screaming Trump Coup! for months? When there were all sorts of public tweets and messages from right wing groups urging that the Electoral Vote certification be stopped?
In 1963, nobody expected JFK to be assassinated except for an astrologer or two, who expected every president to be assassinated(sooner or later, they were bound to be right). 9/11/01 came as a profound shock to most, even though as I saw the second plane fly into the World Trade Center on live TV I immediately thought it was Al-Qaeda, and there had been multiple warnings from intelligence agencies in multiple countries for months. That certainly gave the LIHOP folks some credibility with me. Still does.
But 1/6/21 was different than either 1963 or 2001. This time, there had been explicit warnings for weeks after more implicit ones for months. But there were only three Capitol cops on the main steps to keep hundreds of people out? In this case, Occam’s Razor suggests some people in charge of or influence over security wanted it to happen, and Adam
ShitSchiff coming out with his Domestic Terrorism Act in a couple of days gives an indication as to whom it was.
If anyone wanted the Capitol to be invaded by a Trumpian mob, it was the leadership of the Democratic Party and their national security state donors and members. That’s the real Fascist threat, not Trump and not the ridiculous QAnon people, and not even the Christian Right.
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton
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February 15, 2021 at 4:46 PM #403724EarthartistParticipant
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Just look what the out come is… DNCers and RNCer all focused on the circus while Biden puts more troop in Syria, plans for more bases in Iraq. More troops in Afghanistan, Suggests Ukraine should be part of NATO, guido is still president , gave arms to Israel , ramps up the Xinjiang BS , the poison gate bs. Gives Iran the middle finger. Trying for a coup in Ecuador, Myramar. No sanctions removed anywhere!
In the US ICE continues grab and deport, wall keeps going, no checks out not even a vote Medicare will be slashed the capitol will be surround by huge fence and security. The continued failure to deal with covid properly, the contraction of accusing China of being at fault for covid. The continuation of pipelines, and racist cops.
February 15, 2021 at 7:07 PM #403756sadoldgirlParticipant
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Yes, of course. And instead of “unifying” the country, they divided
it even more. I am awaiting the new Patriot Act against “domestic
terrorists” soon as well. The definition of those “terrorists” will be
so vague that 20-30% of the population shall fit that description.
Thus there will be more money for police and FBI.
What would surprise me though would be an open and transparent
investigation into permission to let 1/6 happen. They will find a few
stool pigeons to take the blame though, since antifa did not work out.
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