- The Junta Expands Its Claim To Power
By Moon Of
an advertising campaign in 2008 the U.S. Air Force
declared itself to be "Above All". The slogan and
symbol of the campaign
was similar to the
German "Deutschland Über Alles" campaign of 1933. It
was a sign of things to come.
Thursday Masha Gessen watched the press briefing of
White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly and
briefing could serve as a preview of what a
military coup in this country would look like,
for it was in the logic of such a coup
that Kelly advanced his four arguments.
Those who criticize
the President don’t know what
they’re talking about because they haven’t
served in the military. ...
The President did the right thing
because he did exactly what his
general told him to do. ...
Communication between the
President and a military
widow is no one’s business
but theirs. ...
Citizens are ranked based on their proximity
to dying for their country. ...
late. The coup happened months ago. A military junta
is in strong control of White House polices. It is
now widening its claim to power.
along Trump has been the candidate of the military.
The other two power centers of
the power triangle,
the corporate and the executive government (CIA),
had gone for Clinton. The Pentagon's proxy defeated
the CIA proxy. (Last months' fight over Raqqa was
similar - with a similar outcome.)
January 20, the first day of the
military will demand its due beyond the three
generals now in Trump's cabinet.
the help of the media the generals in the White
House defeated their civilian adversary. In August
the Trump ship
dropped its ideological pilot.
Steve Bannon went from board. Bannon's militarist
enemy, National Security Advisor General McMaster,
had won. I
junta is now ruling the United States
Trump's success as the
was based on an anti-establishment insurgency.
Representatives of that insurgency, Flynn,
Bannon and the MAGA voters, drove him through
his first months in office. An intense media
campaign was launched to counter them and the
military took control of the White House. The
anti-establishment insurgents were fired. Trump
is now reduced to public figure head of a
a military junta which nominally
follows the rule of law.
military took full control of White House processes
Everything of importance now
the Junta's hands ... To control Trump the Junta
filters his information input
and eliminates any potentially alternative view
... The Junta members dictate their policies to
Trump by only proposing certain alternatives to
him. The one that is most preferable to them,
will be presented as the only desirable one.
"There are no alternatives," Trump will be told
again and again.
power center captured the Junta starts to implement
its ideology and to suppress any and all criticism
Thursday the 19th Kelly
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of South Florida for
hearing in (invited) on a phone-call Trump had with
some dead soldiers wife:
continued his criticism of Wilson, mentioning
the 2015 dedication of the Miramar FBI building,
saying she focused in her speech that she “got
the money” for the building.
of the Congresswoman's speech (above link) proves
that Kelly's claim was a fabrication. But one is no
longer allowed to point such out. The Junta, by
definition, does not lie. When the next day
journalists asked the White House Press Secretary
about Kelly's unjustified attack she
SANDERS: If you want to go after General Kelly,
that's up to you. But I think that that --
if you want to get into a debate with a
four-star Marine general, I think that that's
something highly inappropriate.
It is now
"highly inappropriate" to even question the Junta
that rules the empire.
soldiers, and especially commanding officers, have a
well pampered and safe
life. Many civilian jobs pay less and are more
dangerous. A myth is build around the U.S. military
with the help of hundreds of millions in public
relations and marketing expenditures. The U.S.
military does not win wars, but its soldiers are
depicted as being better humans than the general
population. The soldiers themselves drink that
Kool-Aid. At the end of his press briefing General
who never signed up for the military or took a swig:
walking off the stage, Kelly told Americans who
haven’t served in the military that he
pities them. “We don’t look down upon
those of you who haven’t served,” he said. “In
fact, in a way we are a little bit sorry
because you’ll have never have experienced
the wonderful joy you get in your heart
when you do the kinds of things our servicemen
and women do—not for any other
reason than that they love this country.”
'We do not
look down on you. We think of you as a pitiable
minor creature.' What an asshole.
the soldiers do not work "for any other reason than
that they love this country" why do they ask to be
paid? Why is the public asked to finance
200 military golf courses?
Because the soldiers "love the country"? Only a few
10,000 of the 2,000,000 strong U.S. military will
ever see an active front-line.
imagine the "wonderful joy" Kelly "got in his heart"
illegal torture camp of Guantanamo Bay:
over a population of detainees not charged or
convicted of crimes, over whom he had maximum
custodial control, Kelly treated them with
brutality. His response to the detainees’
peaceful hunger strike in 2013 was punitive
force-feeding, solitary confinement, and rubber
bullets. Furthermore, he sabotaged efforts by
the Obama administration to resettle detainees,
consistently undermining the will of his
commander in chief.
Former U.S. Army Captain and now CIA director Mike
Pompeo was educated at the United States Military
Academy at West Point. He is part of the Junta
circle, installed to control the competition. Pompeo
also wants to again feel the "wonderful joy". On
the CIA would become a "much more vicious
agency". Instead of merely waterboarding
'terrorists' and drone-bombing brown families,
Pompeo's more vicious CIA will rape the
'terrorist's' kids and nuke whole villages. Pompeo's
remark was made at a
get-together of the
Junta and neo-conservative warmongers.
October 19 Defense Secretary General Mattis was
asked in Congress about the recent incident in Niger
during which, among others, several U.S. soldiers
were killed. Mattis
set (vid 5:29pm) a
curious new metric for deploying U.S. troops:
we commit out troops anywhere it is based on a
simple first question and that is - is
the well-being of the American people
sufficiently enhanced by putting our troops
there, by putting our troops in a
position to die?
his October 20 press briefing General Kelly also
explain why U.S.
soldiers are in Niger:
why were they there? They're there
working with partners, local -- all across
Africa -- in this case, Niger -- working with
partners, teaching them how to be better
soldiers; teaching them how to respect
human rights ...
the U.S. military really qualified to teach anyone
how to respect human rights? Did it learn that from
committing mass atrocities
in about each campaign it ever fought?
of the soldiers who were killed in Niger while
"teaching how to respect human rights"
a 39 year old "chemical, biological, radiological
and nuclear specialist" with "more than a dozen
awards and decorations".
military sent a highly qualified WMD specialist on a
"routine patrol" in Niger to teach local soldiers
"to respect human rights" due to which presumably
"the well-being of the American people" would be
really buy that bridge?
would dare to ask more about this? It is"highly
inappropriate" to doubt whatever the
military says. Soon that will change into
"verboten". Any doubt, any question will be
declared "fake news" and a sign of devious foreign
influence. Whoever spreads such will be blocked from
military is now indeed "Above All". That air force
slogan was a remake of a 1933 "Über Alles" campaign
in Germany. One wonders what other historic
similarities will develop from it.
article was originally published by