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President Donald Trump's firing of Defense Secretary Marc Esper has broadened into a broader Pentagon purge, with senior civilian officials departing and Trump loyalists coming in.
We're in some pretty complex timeline;
Trump still has millions of supporters, on which a dictator could build an elite class, think banana republic loyalists,
there is ambiguity in the election so these 'loyalists' will not
view the upcoming events as treason but as Caesar crossing the Rubicon to 'sort things out by force' and accept his rule.
I'm not saying he'll directly try a palace-coup type takeover, but
there will be something to justify that takeover fabricated as Reichstag's fire was used to install emergency laws in former Weimar republic. Basically, the situation is loaded with concrete possibility that given some excuse, Trump will take on dictatorial power by decree(executive orders) in response to something(like proven election fraud or some perceived criminal acts by opposition). Do you feel this becoming reality?
There are militias seconds from turning into banana republic death squads, the only thing they fear is military/police being set against them - and if Pentagon and police are in Trump's pocket they won't interfere.
Posse Comitatus Act is bypassed by NG.
Trump will likely use National Guard first, and when it fails to enforce
his decrees he will send in the army as 'backup' when situation deteriorates(large scale revolts) and constitutional niceties are thrown out with full martial law.
Trump going all in?
Mr. Trump’s attorney general has at the same time authorized investigations into supposed vote fraud, his general services administrator has refused to give Mr. Biden’s team access to transition offices and resources guaranteed under law and the White House is preparing a budget for next year as if Mr. Trump will be around to present it.
Covert NSA takeover?
A former senior NSA official confirmed the Post story to me this morning and added that agency staffers, with whom he remains in touch, are highly concerned about Trump’s move. “It’s about burrowing Trump loyalists into suspected ‘deep state’ agencies,” the former official told me. “This is consistent with Trump’s ongoing effort to hold onto power by making sure no institution can be used to defy his grip. I’m not given to conspiracy theories, but this situation has no other reasonable explanation.”
Esper was the one stopping Trump order on using military on Floyd protests.
“At the end of the day, it’s as I said — you’ve got to pick your fights,” he told the Military Times on Nov. 4. “I could have a fight over anything, and I could make it a big fight, and I could live with that —why? Who’s going to come in behind me? It’s going to be a real ‘yes man.’ And then God help us.”
When asked if other Defense secretaries have spent as much time attempting to balance the president’s wishes with their potential national security effects, he said, “Probably not. I don’t know, I’ve only worked for a couple.”
White House north lawn dug up!
very unusual event. Are they preparing for a siege??
I can't think of a good reason, except maybe landmines.
They previously built a wall. Siege preparations confirmed.
Its highly likely they are preparing for large scale riots which cannot
be stopped by security and therefore require material defenses.
Wall and landmines will allow defending with much less personnel.
However it doesn't make sense to stay there. Its likely Trump will be evacuated before the threat materializes. The defenses being setup are to buy time in uncertain situation, basic military preparations for defense.
Trump is preparing for long-term civil unrest and lack of security.
Back in January landmines were legalized for the authenthic third-world expirience. This is actually interesting, since i assumed landmines would be completely illegal.
This policy will authorize Combatant Commanders, in exceptional circumstances, to employ advanced, non-persistent landmines specifically designed to reduce unintended harm to civilians and partner forces.
Why can the president just fire random people?
Gradual growth in executive power in United States, creating various loopholes and rules to bypass other branches(e.g. Executive Orders).
Grand plans require grand foundations. There has to be an ideology that defines Trump supporters and it isn't some media label like 'white supremacy' or 'alt-right', Trump is tapping into American exceptionalism and nationalism in some form, using executive power grown over the years >>11 and readily available law frameworks like the Patriot Act to create a recipe to authoritarianism.
The Trump allied Supreme Court could be critical ingredient denying the democrats the legal recourse over the coming days, forcing them to rely on local power(ironically state power coming to the forefront is an easy path to civil war) fragmenting states into political camps with different presidents.
I will just repost this from /b/:
GET IN HERE AND READ THIS SHIT NOW!
some faggot mod called RapeApe is the real owner of 4chan and controls the narrative
Mods leaked chat logs from the mod chat to vice news because they got sick and tired of dictatorship from RapeApe
Infighting between MODS who want to moderate and RapeApe who refuses to let them
RapeApe allows /pol/ to raid other boards and refuses to let MODS get rid of the /pol/ spam from their Raids.
-Hurry before the dictator of this site bans me
-Realize that your narrative has been controlled all along
Looks like Trump prepared for this
Any ideas for the empire trump spray?
Fuck AMP don't post that garbage here.
Normal day for Elmo
Elmo be takin bitches virginities and eating fried chicken
Suddenly, the smell of timber fills the air
The sound of jackhammers nearly deafens Elmo
A bright light in the sky
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Elmo is infuriated at being called 'elmer'
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Bob the Builder is sent flying to China
While Bob the Builder is on the floor crying, Elmo starts punching him in the face with his 20 inch furry cock
Elmo then gouges out his eyes and eats them
Blind Bob gets up and can't see
Accidentally walks off cliff and dies
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Suddenly, Bob grows fairy wings and flies back up
Elmo pulls out a submachine gun and shoots Bob like 837 times
It's no use
Bob pulls out a jackhammer, turns it on and throws the drilling jackhammer at Elmo's dick
Jackhammer leaves huge hole in Elmo's crotch, his once-cock is now mutilated on the floor
Bob then picks up a saw and starts cutting open Elmo's stomach
Elmo's intestines ripped out by Bob's evil hands
Bob fucks Elmo's bloody crotch hole with his intestines
Elmo dies from blood loss, dead in a pool of blood and organs
Bob whispers in his ear 'Don't cause a prob with the Bob'
Bob walks away, laughing hysterically
He thought Elmo was dead
He was wrong
A strange echoing of Elmo's voice can be heard
Bob looks over his shoulder and his horrified
Elmo has transformed into ELMOXXX
ELMOXXX pulls out a shotgun and shoots Bob in the legs 20 times
Bob can no longer move
ELMOXXX then rips apart Bob's asscheeks, exposing his now-bloodied rectum
ELMOXXX pulls out his 200-inch cock and impales Bob with it, turning his entire body into a shish kebab on ELMOXXX's cock
ELMOXXX fucks Bob's entire body and releases toxic cum into Bob's bloodstream
A now poisoned Bob is writhing around on the floor in agony, dying slowly and painfully
ELMOXXX then grabs a chainsaw, rips out Bob's liver and feeds it to him
Bob is screaming a lot and tries to scream for help
Before he could, ELMOXXX cuts out his jaw with a machete
Bob dead on the floor
To finish him off, ELMOXXX shoots him 10000 times with a minigun
Bob's mutilated body in a pool of blood
ELMOXXX turns back into Elmo
Continues fucking bitches and eating fried chicken as usual
No. He's just as worthless to his own followers as everyone else. I know r/the_donald refugees would love it, but he really is just a lazy old boomer with an ego he's trying to salvage with the fraud accusations (which are entirely possible tbh, him being terrible doesn't mean the CIA wouldn't do what they do in every other country to remove him).
He's not the new Hitler by any stretch. I wouldn't believe all the hype from this washed up imbecile - he left his followers fighting Antifa in the streets to play golf this weekend ffs. Plus, he'd need a lot more hard-core public support to take a step like that. But none of the actual dedicated Fashy /pol/ crowd (eg the ex-8chan or Ironmarch wignats) like him either & the average Republican would whine about "much constitution" too much. Some in between those extremes might be happy, but they're pretty rare IMO.
BREAKING: Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller has ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden - Via Axios
Rubicon's status: crossed
I don't care what a war criminal thinks about the "rule of law".
The next few days will be really interesting...
Looks like he fell into the rubicon.