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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:29 PM

Pentagon Officials Appointed By Trump *Rename Assault On Capitol- '1st Amendment Protesters'



- Trump protesters take down American flags and replace them with Trump banners.
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'Trump-appointed Pentagon officials rename assault on Capitol—prepare to be outraged.' Daily Kos, Jan. 9, 2021.

Over the last week, there have been many reasons to be enraged, disgusted, and horrified. But this may require a complete reset of the outrage meter. The Pentagon has released a heavily slanted timeline of events surrounding the Donald Trump-incited insurrection on Wednesday. Only they didn’t call it an insurrection. Or an assault. Or an attempted overthrow of the American government by white supremacist forces organized, inspired, and directed by Donald Trump.

It's not a coup. It’s not even a failed revolution.

The Pentagon is calling Wednesday’s events “First Amendment Protests.”

The timeline from the office of the Secretary of Defense not only paints a violent assault on the nation—one in which men in tactical gear roamed through the House and Senate seeking hostages while others smeared human shit on the walls—as “protests,” it give the event capital letters. First Amendment Protests. So don’t be surprised this is now the “official” name assigned to thousands of Trump supporters attempting a violent takeover.

What did this feces-spreading assault on the nation have to do with the First Amendment? Well, it did deliver a powerful message to the media—by destroying expensive equipment, threatening reporters, and making it clear that they were next on the list to be hanged. But the clear reason that this name is now getting slapped onto the event has nothing to do with the actual motivations of the insurrectionists or the theme of that day. Despite the “March for Trump” banners, the official name of the rally was “Stop the Steal.”

The lie that there had been significant election fraud was included in every invitation, every speech, and every statement, all encouraging the Nazi crowd to get out there and burn that Reichstag. The sole reason that Pentagon—and absolutely, the Trump White House —is attempting this rebranding is not just to diminish what happened by calling them “protests,” but an attempt to link them to Trump being banned from Twitter and Facebook after the assault took place...

More, https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/1/9/2007552/-Trump-appointed-Pentagon-officials-provide-timeline-of-assault-on-Capitol-prepare-to-be-outraged

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Reply Pentagon Officials Appointed By Trump *Rename Assault On Capitol- '1st Amendment Protesters' (Original post)
appalachiablue Jan 2021 OP
DBoon Jan 2021 #1
appalachiablue Jan 2021 #6
secondwind Jan 2021 #2
rzemanfl Jan 2021 #3
notinkansas Jan 2021 #14
rzemanfl Jan 2021 #15
notinkansas Jan 2021 #16
rzemanfl Jan 2021 #17
stillcool Jan 2021 #4
onecaliberal Jan 2021 #5
calguy Jan 2021 #7
Biophilic Jan 2021 #8
Walleye Jan 2021 #9
Baked Potato Jan 2021 #10
doc03 Jan 2021 #11
Midnightwalk Jan 2021 #12
lark Jan 2021 #13
rzemanfl Jan 2021 #18
lark Jan 2021 #19
usajumpedtheshark Jan 2021 #20

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:31 PM

1. like the war against slavery became the "war of yankee agression"?

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Response to DBoon (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:35 PM

6. Got it, Boon. Attempted govt. takeover in 1933 became 'The Business Plot.'

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:31 PM

2. Unbelievable!!!


🤬🤬

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:32 PM

3. Trump's Pentagon only has one side, his. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:58 PM

14. I am really concerned about the inauguration.

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Response to notinkansas (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 05:01 PM

15. Did you mean to reply to my post? n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 05:08 PM

16. Yes -

agreeing with you in regard to worries about the Pentagon and extending that to concerns for safety for the inauguration.

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Response to notinkansas (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 05:14 PM

17. K.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:34 PM

4. shit's killing me.

11 days is too long.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:34 PM

5. We need to scrub the government of these people.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:38 PM

7. They can call it that for the next 11 days

After that, we get back to the truth. Merrick Garland will be coming for them. There will be no place to hide. Their days of rewriting events we all say with our own eyes are coming to an end. I can't wait to see whose head will have been rolled six months from now.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:40 PM

8. They just keep digging their hole deeper.

Do those dudes in the Pentagon really think this is going to just melt away? Keep it up boys. We have time. We will get to you eventually.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:54 PM

9. No in a first amendment protest there would have been many more arrests

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:56 PM

10. "Trump appointed officials" This means nothing.

It’s just tap dancing that happens in every organization to cover up failure.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 03:58 PM

11. Does anyone have any doubt they were not complcit

with the Trump Terrorists?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:05 PM

12. This is why I don't trust security on the 20th

The traitors who said this are still there.

I’m sure there will be a massive security presence. The same tactics won’t work again.

I’d be happier knowing that Biden and Harris weren’t together or were in a secure location.

I hate being in this position but this is where we are. Impeachment and removal is still critical but wouldn’t change my opinion.

Note that memorandum came from before traitor day, but that doesn’t change my mind either

A normal inauguration would send a powerful signal on our strength but a coup is still possible.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:24 PM

13. That's because the Pentagon aided and assisted in this.

That's why I'm so afraid about 1/20, they are still reich wing terrorists attempting to overthrow the legitimate government to institute a drumpf dictatorship and still in charge of the nations security.

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Response to lark (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 05:18 PM

18. I think these are civilian Trumpist officials, not the military who are doing what

dear leader tells them to.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 08:58 AM

19. Most likely.

But won't those same people be in charge up to 1/20 so able to aid and abet the murder of Biden, Harris, or Pelosi ? They proved they don't need the military to stage a coup, just the military to not stop them and that's what I so fear.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:10 PM

20. Further evidence that tRumpists have to be rooted out as quickly as possible and

their actions corrected.

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