Friday, February 10, 2017

Is Trump Fomenting Terrorist Attack to Justify Failed Muslim Ban?

Would Donald Trump actually instigate a terrorist attack against Americans in order to justify the  failed Muslim ban?   "You betcha".    Nobel-prize winning economist, Paul Krugman, wrote a stunning piece in today's New York Times, articulating the backdrop for what had become a recurring nightmare of mine.

My anxiety-level shot up even further, when I read Trump's latest tweet:

This is how authoritarian leaders consolidate power.  It's the kind of behavior that his friend Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin is known for.  It fits the apocalyptic style of Trump's white nationalist Security Council advisor, Steve Bannon, as well as speaking to the gullibility of the President's supporters.  And of course we all know Adolf Hitler's story, in which he used an arson attack on the Reichstag building (German parliament) in Berlin on 27 February 1933 as a pretext to suspend all civil liberties and consolidate his own dictatorial powers.  

So, what's to be done about such a diabolical scheme, known in security circles, as a  "false flag operation"?  The Republican controlled Congress will do nothing to stop the president from ripping to pieces the last remnants of our nation's system of checks and balances. Neither can the FBI be trusted to foil such an attack, given Director James Comey's trance-like embrace of Trumpism.     

We're all just sitting ducks, waiting. . .  waiting. My only hope is that the nation will wake up and impeach Trump before all hell breaks lose.   In any case, please don't say you weren't warned.
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