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The CHAZ Is a Setup as the Next Maidan

Since the rioting began after the death of George Floyd it’s been obvious to anyone with any experience in covering global politics that these have been a directed operation aimed at undermining the presidency of Donald Trump.

Authored by Tom Luongo via The Strategic Culture Foundation:

The rate at which events are accelerating makes prediction a fool’s game. But I’ll take a shot at it, since I’ve been called a heck of a lot worse than ‘fool’ in my life.

Since the rioting began after the death of George Floyd it’s been obvious to anyone with any experience in covering global politics that these have been a directed operation aimed at undermining the presidency of Donald Trump here in the U.S.

The formation of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in downtown Seattle is the latest in a series of provocations and escalations intended to goad Trump into invoking the Insurrection Act of 1878 and deploying the military to put down these riots endlessly promoted by a complicit media in the West as mostly ‘peaceful protests.’

They are anything but that.

This is a situation that, because of the subsidization of it by the Mayor, Jenny Durkan, and the Governor, Jay Inslee, that will persist just long enough to descend into violence and chaos. Note how I don’t use the word anarchy.

Because we’ve already seen a form of government form in the CHAZ, with a governing council, a constitution of sorts and decrees of white people paying reparations to black members of the community.

Raz Simone, like a latter day Issac Hayes – the Duke — from John Carpenter’s now prophetic Escape from New York, is passing out AR-15s and AK-47s to keep the peace of the gun. And in no time some pigs will become far more equal than others.

But, even if my worst predictions about the CHAZ do not come to pass, since it is very much a tactical operation in the grander strategy to undermine and delegitimize Trump, there will still likely be violence.

All we have to do is look at what happened in other so-called color revolutions that piggy-backed on legitimate protests against existing, corrupt governments.

This reminds me of the situation in Ukraine in 2014 where the protests on the Maidan plaza in Kiev turned violent when snipers began shooting from rooftops. And to this day there are questions as to who shot who and what actually happened.

But given that a peaceful stability in the CHAZ serves no one in power, on either side of the political divide, the likelihood of a similar provocation is very, very high.

The way I see this, the people in the CHAZ are pawns in a much larger game being played by the power elite many of them want to overthrow.

All it takes is one agent provocateur, one guy with a rifle and a narrative springs into being.

If there is one thing that is abundantly clear after four years of watching this escalation in the U.S. it is that there is nothing Trump’s enemies won’t do to make things worse.

Because, in the end, this is about far more than Trump. This is about moving the U.S. into a failed political and economic state. The economic destruction is already well underway thanks to the persistence of the COVID-19 insanity.

The new normal of face masks and social distancing highlight the sheer cowardice of the corporate managerial class and the complicity of the corporate leadership, as The Saker pointed out in a recent post. He asks the question that if money isn’t the object of this corporate ‘bowing to the mob’ what is at stake.

The answer, of course, is power:

Specifically, the U.S. deep state – at a major faction within that deep state – is clearly desperate to get rid of Trump (and *not* for the right reasons, of which there are plenty).

There are plenty of signs that illustrate that Trump is even losing control of the Executive, including Secretary Esper contradicting Trump on what is a key issue – restoring law and order – or the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea voicing support for BLM (I consider that these actions by top officials against their own Commander in Chief border on treason). Needless to say, the pro-Dems neo-libs at Slate immediately began dreaming about, and calling for, a military revolt against Trump.

And that new normal now separates Americans along yet another vector, one much subtler than wearing a MAGA hat or sporting a ‘Coexist’ bumper sticker on their hybrid.

And that’s exactly why I think there’s going to be some kind of Maidan-like event in the CHAZ if President Trump continues to refuse to take the bait and roll the tanks in, metaphorically, to break it up.

But, ultimately, this isn’t Trump’s job, it is the job of the local elected officials to provide services to protect the property and livelihoods of their constituents. But that’s not what’s on display in Seattle.

It isn’t on display in New York City either where Mayor Bill DeBlasio is doing everything he can to disarm and delegitimize his own police force and enflame tensions by allowing looters to run wild while enforcing social distancing rules against Hasidic Jews trying to worship in peace.

This is a movie whose ending I’ve seen before and I didn’t like it the previous times I watched it. What’s sad is that the people who’ve released this one are the same ones who released the previous ones.

It’s a tragedy which, frankly, as I’ve talked about ad nauseum. Trump has invited this onto himself because of his own weakness to confront his attackers while engaging in similar behavior against countries he doesn’t like – Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Venezuela.

No one in the international community will shed one tear if Trump is deposed in November or during his second term. Many of us Americans recognize his faults and what they’ve wrought but still understand that the alternative to him is the restoration of the worst parts of the Empire.

His only true accomplishment to date has been staying in power in a White House where his power has steadily eroded to the point of near irrelevancy. If he doesn’t make substantive moves to neutralize those behind the CHAZ he will be the one blamed when it explodes.

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Nolo Peterson
Nolo Peterson
June 23, 2020

Quote: “US soldier charged with terrorism for ‘helping Satanic neo-Nazi group’ to plot ‘mass casualty’ attack on own unit”
 
Unquote: His lawyers argued against the harsh penalties and suggested he be dispatched to Ukraine as a military coordinator between the two countries instead.
 
 

I've heard that name before
I've heard that name before
Reply to  Nolo Peterson
June 24, 2020

Isn’t Nolan Peterson a neo-nazi journalist writing fiction for the Atlantic Council?

AMHants
June 23, 2020

I think the only good thing is the fact knows exactly how the Maidan kicked off. Do believe that is why he is letting them get on with it. The Mayor of CHAZ, do believe, realises she will be personally sued for the death of the teenager, and injuries of the other, hence why she is now stating the police will go and shut it down.

Pepper spray, in Washington DC, not the reaction $oro$ expected.

Clarity
Clarity
Reply to  AMHants
June 23, 2020

Mayor of Seattle, not CHAZ. Reason for her change of mind is a second shooting with one more person injured in the peaceful CHOP formerly known as CHAZ. That was a short summer of love. Summary – two shootings, one dead, two injured, lots of theft among the ‘lovers’ [personal property really means communal property which means property of the meanest], several people severely manhandled [ie when not wishing to relinquish personal property or when doing stuff they liked but which was not part of what the mean class liked], massive property damage. But… what about the love

Anabela Antunes
Reply to  Clarity
June 23, 2020

they messed arount with the wrong people……………… so this is probably financed by the likes of sorsistes. they should go straight to the ” snake pit “…………… aipac just as an e.g.

AMHants
Reply to  Clarity
June 24, 2020

Seriously hope the families of the victims personally sue her, for encouraging the anarchy.

Sue Rarick
June 23, 2020

This is all about Orangeman not getting us into a war. He really isn’t doing much in the countries mentioned. An argument could be made that the Impeachment and Mueller investigations were in place to keep Orangeman from carrying out his goal of disengagements. Whether true or not, the real problem the people wanting to get rid of Trump so they can get their war is a simple problem. Who will fight it? 20+ years of constant deployments has taken it’s toll. The military has had to resort to giving green cards to people if they join the military. That… Read more »

Dee Cee
June 23, 2020

Gosh, I don’t know if Trump would be better off, or worse off, for bringing in active duty troops to subdue the crowds. I see a couple different angles: 1) I think some (maybe the organizers of this tyranny) want that to happen so that the liberals can argue that Trump used American military forces against Americans. 2) I also think if he doesn’t do so, some voters will argue that he is chicken for not doing so.   However, I really think most Americans are presently getting a taste of the importance of small, local government, and what it… Read more »

paul
paul
Reply to  Dee Cee
June 24, 2020

The only thing that stops hell holes like Chicago and Baltimore and Atlanta from disintegrating into full blown Mad Max No Go Areas is heavy handed policing of the Blacks by the cops. Absent that, the whole damn country turns into Liberia or Sierra Leone.
 
And it looks like the cops have now thrown in the towel, obsequiously and submissively kneeling and prostrating themselves before the Blacks, grovelling in surrender and begging for forgiveness. The ones who haven’t already resigned or gone on strike.
 
Get yourself an AR15 while you still can. It’s the best 800 bucks you’ll ever spend.

Apache Greenenberg
Apache Greenenberg
June 23, 2020

I respectfully disagreee. The target seems to be all the western democraces All of them are destabilized at this point and there as been the same type of identify culture war and each of those countries since ten, thirty, fourty year, in the case of France The simultanity of all those movements in the western world should be a hint And it’s especially obvious, in the case of London where the policemen are not even armed Of course, it USA fall every other democracy fall. And the democrats may have been playing with the devil, they would face the same… Read more »

Next Stop Palookaville
Next Stop Palookaville
Reply to  Apache Greenenberg
June 23, 2020

Quote: ………all the western democracies All of them are destabilized at this point

It’s all that brilliant yet evil Putin’s fault. LOL

Regula
Regula
Reply to  Apache Greenenberg
June 24, 2020

Easy to know what is behind it: Soros and his new world order, using Antifa and BLM as means to destroy the western democratic states in order to take possession of the world government for the Jews. Why would any rational and sane person kneel for a five time felon killed accidentally by the police after he fought the police? If that policeman had his knee on Floyd’s neck, he clearly tried to pin him down to immobilize enough to handcuff, not to kill, or Floyd would have been dead after a minute! Whether the autopsy was correct is also… Read more »

Mark
Reply to  Regula
June 24, 2020

Didn’t you watch the video? The police cuffed him as soon as they took him out of the car – they had to help him to sit down on the sidewalk; it’s pretty hard to sit down from standing with your arms cuffed behind your back. It’s perfectly all right to complain about the BLM protests being hijacked by the usual looters and criminals who come out of the woodwork whenever there’s a protest so they can smash stuff and steal televisions. But there is a core of protest that has a completely legitimate grievance, and American police officers have… Read more »

Gary
Gary
Reply to  Regula
June 24, 2020

Fucking idiot….

scott norris
scott norris
Reply to  Apache Greenenberg
June 24, 2020

If Clinton was in charge these things would have happened in her first year, as she would have initiated change.

Pox Americana
Pox Americana
Reply to  scott norris
June 24, 2020

Initiated change? She’d have had us in maybe one war less than the six that bozo Bolton would have started. They were both enthusiastic Goldwater water carriers after all. Probably knew each other and palled around at his GOP convention, comparing future war-mongering wish lists.
 

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Next Stop Palookaville
Next Stop Palookaville
June 23, 2020

To replicate Maidan, you’d have to get some antifa snipers up on the roofs start shooting police and demonstrators at random.

Replicating the Hitler and white power symbols would be a bit more of a challenge though. Maybe somebody at CNN has an idea on how to handle it gracefully.

Regula
Regula
Reply to  Next Stop Palookaville
June 24, 2020

They tried with that red triangle – except that BLM used that triangle as a meme.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
June 23, 2020

RE: “Since the rioting began after the death of George Floyd it’s been obvious to anyone with any experience in covering global politics that these have been a directed operation aimed at undermining the presidency of Donald Trump here in the U.S.”   I don’t believe that for a second. However, I do believe that politics and corporations took advantage of the situation.   I also believe that decades of racism and police brutality came to a head not only in the US but also in many other countries when the images and footage of police killing George Floyd were… Read more »

Thomas Moore
Thomas Moore
June 23, 2020

Exactly one reason there were not a great many shot wounded/killed of these homegrown terrorists and that is I live 1 hour south far away from this madness. If I had to get home or to work through this mob of violent children = bad children shot and killed right on the spot. Not kidding. I would take their diatribe same as an invading army and its game on and with “no police” then what would I have to fear? They want no police then they get no police. We mountain folks do not have any rubber bullets or tear… Read more »

TexanForever
TexanForever
June 23, 2020

 
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Trump couldn’t have been plainer in offering help to the irresponsible politicians who are failing their people. But he is restricted by the constitution and must be careful not to override state and local government without their requests. I thank God for Trump and his enormous ego that keeps him fighting for us (and to build his legacy in history).
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Careful what I wished for
Careful what I wished for
Reply to  TexanForever
June 24, 2020

I never much liked self-aggrandizing narcissists myself but then again, you’re from Texas, so I can see why you call it mere ego.
 
That said, I cheered when that psychopathic lunatic Clinton lost to Trump. Long and short of it is, America; the land of bad, very bad and hopelessly bad choices in leadership. The saga continues.

TravelAbout
TravelAbout
Reply to  Careful what I wished for
June 24, 2020

I didn’t vote for either of them and the best that I could say was not ‘I’m glad Trump won” but rather ‘I’m ecstatic that Clinton lost”.

paul
paul
June 23, 2020

“27 Police Injured In Peaceful Protests.”

Captain Black Picard
June 24, 2020

This George Floyd event feels like a planned destabilization psyop. And I really really get annoyed when the “left” zombies don’t say anything about the violent black on black killings in many US inner cities like Shitcago (aka Chiraq, Chicago) etc.   But let me also say this because it really needs to be said to all Anglo Saxons in the US…   Would these racial tensions even exist if blacks were left alone to progress on their own during the turbulent period before the Civil Rights Movement even began? I think not.   Exhibit A: “Albert Einstein giving a… Read more »

Card-carrying white boy
Card-carrying white boy
Reply to  Captain Black Picard
June 24, 2020

How dare you call me an anglo-saxon? That’s as bad as using the N word in my book 😉
 
 

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Regula
Regula
June 24, 2020

I agree with almost everything in Tom Luongo’s article. The calamity – a shooting, likely by a provocateur sent in from outside CHAZ, leaving a 19 year old dead and a second person seriously injured. No big protests against such senseless killing. The killing happened not so long after Trump made clear that the state governors and city mayors in states affected by rioting and looting should act to restore order in their states and made help from the national guard available if desired by state governors. It was the right way to do it: let the states deal with… Read more »

Guennadi Fedorov
Guennadi Fedorov
June 24, 2020

The current mode of the globalization started with the political decision of the United States to stimulate the economic development of Japan so that it become a counterbalance to the Soviet Union and China in the East. As a result, the custom taxes were removed in the United States on the import of several industrial products from Japan notably textiles and consumer electronics. The results were impressive. Japan did propel in its economic development, with the standard of living significantly being improved. Simultaneously, cheap, diligent and industrious Japanese labour ensured, in the labour intensive industries, the very low production costs which benefited the US consumers. Most… Read more »

Tim
Tim
June 24, 2020

“a directed operation aimed at undermining the presidency of Donald Trump”.

You say that like it’s a bad thing.

Death to Fascist scum!

Begone, hypocrite
Begone, hypocrite
Reply to  Tim
June 24, 2020

Death to fascist scum, eh?
 
How come then that Biden and the rest of the Dims enthusiastically support them in Ukraine and go further even, to whitewash the wholesale slaughter of genuine anti-fascists in the Donbass?
 
Hmmm? Do tell. I’m patient. I can wait for an explanation for decades and I won’t go away, thank you.
 

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Never Forgive, Never Forget
Never Forgive, Never Forget
Reply to  Begone, hypocrite
June 24, 2020

You’ll have to wait decades, if ever, before you’ll get an answer out of Tiny Tim.
 
I’m sure you’d get an enthusiastic ‘Hell yes’ to an antifa tweet to herd the ‘unwoken’ into buildings and burned to death, not understanding the parallels between fascist and antifascist mob rule, nor caring much at that.
 
In short, Tim stinks.

scott norris
scott norris
June 24, 2020

This is only the beginning. Now that Antifa and BLM see that entire cities of hundreds of thousands and millions will bow to them (all 100’s of them), they are not going to back down. This will further empower them to continue their hate campaign, until some good Americans stand up and take them down. The police and the government aren’t going to do it, so it’s up to us.

Hawaii guy
Hawaii guy
June 24, 2020

Thank you, I said this from day one. Only I said the left is hoping for there Waco moment. It’s the only reason the group is still there, they are being played by Clinton and Co, they hope Trump sends in troops, and will have there plants within the group at the ready(so yeah a maidan) moment. Though they’d probably hope for a mixture of both, flaming bodies dropping in streets while getting shot. Sad how ignorant the left is, fodder is what fodder does I guess. And to that end, I recommend surrounding the compound with those crowd control… Read more »

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Hawaii guy
Hawaii guy
June 24, 2020

I haven’t given up on AG Barr, Durham and Trump. If what we hope is coming this Summer, massive indictments and raids from Barr, Chaz will be swept under the carpet and not even get a back page finale. It will be 24/7 left hysteria at all there idols being toppled for the long overdue prosecution of there corruption. And a bunch of Republicans will be indicted as well I imagine. That’s why we’re where we are today, the DS is in panic mode.

Olivia Kroth
June 25, 2020

“… these have been a directed operation aimed at undermining the presidency of Donald Trump.” Of course!  
Thank you for this excellent text, Tom Luongo.
 

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