'This is a Reichstag moment': General Milley legitimately feared Trump would launch a 'coup'

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  7 comments

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'This is a Reichstag moment': General Milley legitimately feared Trump would launch a 'coup'
"CNN has obtained a series of excerpts, each really more alarming than the next," said Cooper. "In this one, general Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is reassuring his deputies about preventing a coup attempt. Quoting now from the book. 'They may try but they can't effing succeed,' he told them. 'We're the guys with the guns.'"

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image.jpg?width=1200&height=735 The top US military officer, General Mark Milley, said it was in no one's interest to continue fighting in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

On CNN Wednesday, anchor Anderson Cooper and reporter Jamie Gangel revealed stunning new information from Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker's new book "I Alone Can Fix It," detailing the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's efforts to defend the country from former President Donald Trump in his final days.

"CNN has obtained a series of excerpts, each really more alarming than the next," said Cooper. "In this one, general Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is reassuring his deputies about preventing a coup attempt. Quoting now from the book. 'They may try but they can't effing succeed,' he told them. 'We're the guys with the guns.'"

Gangel went on to explain that Milley was "shaken" by Trump's behavior and planned with other military leaders to prevent him from trying to stay in office.

"They believed there really could be a coup attempt by Trump," she said. "Milley views Trump as the classic authoritarian leader with nothing to lose.' And he's quoted as saying 'This is a Reichstag moment,' Milley told the aides."


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

The longer we fail to take Trumpism seriously enough, the more the likelihood that many people will die in violent confrontations between Trump "patriots" and the normal rest of us. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

They disrupted Katie Porter's town hall the other day.  Some trumpturd wannabe sent their thugs to disrupt that meeting.  It came to punches but I'm sure those scum will escalate the violence, no doubt

 
 
 
JBB
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2  JBB    2 weeks ago

Who to believe? The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs?

Or, Donald Trump?

Seriously, even far rightwingers must be squirming! 

 
 
 
bbl-1
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2.1  bbl-1  replied to  JBB @2    2 weeks ago

Squirming?  No.  They wait.

 
 
 
Kavika
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3  Kavika     2 weeks ago

I expect by tomorrow Trump and the Trumpettes will be attacking Milley full out. From the bastions of stupidity, the Trump family and all the Trumpettes will be bleating like a bunch of stuck pigs. 

 
 
 
JBB
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3.1  JBB  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago

In other words, just another day in Trump Land...

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
4  bbl-1    2 weeks ago

The 'Reichstag Moment' occurred at Helsinki.  They all knew it and they did nothing.

 
 
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