Believe it or not, but since absurdity is an intrinsic part of the Trump administration, in these final days of the year and also of the presidency of Donald Trump, the Pentagon and the military leaders of the Washington area are on red alert.
It seems that they too, driven by suspicion and perhaps by what they have seen or known of the four-year tenure of the tycoon-president, fear any far-fetched ideas – I suppose from Trump’s fanatical followers, encouraged by his constant refusal to do so. acknowledge that he lost the elections and his repeated accusation that they were stolen — which may lead to the outgoing president decreeing martial law.
The problem is that Newsweek has published that “the military commands responsible for Washington DC are involved in secret contingency planning in case the armed forces are called upon to maintain or restore civil order during the inauguration and transition period.”
“I have been associated with the military for more than 40 years and I have never seen the discussions that are taking place at this time, the need for such discussions,” an official told that publication – on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals. Retired, currently a defense contractor who has mentored his service’s senior leaders.
And the possibility is mentioned that Trump tries to rally the paramilitary groups and private militias that are in his favor in an effort to interrupt the transition and bring violence to the capital. Rumors go as far as the possibility of moves to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden at the joint session of Congress on January 6.
It would be a total destabilization of the process of American democracy, practically unthinkable in the United States, until now, when irrationality has taken hold of those who are reluctant to give up the White House.
There are several retired military personnel and at the moment contractors who express those fears, but also their confidence that the uniformed servicemen keep their heads cool.
Yet the noises on the subject seem to be so loud and so loud that Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Army Chief of Staff James McConville felt compelled to issue a joint statement last Friday: “There is no paper for the American military in determining the outcome of an American election. ‘
It is that the signals are not few, and when Trump gave the presidential pardon to his first national security adviser, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, he immediately dedicated himself to intervene in massive rallies of the president’s followers and give statements and interviews with conservative channels in which he expressed, without any concealment, subversive calls such as that Trump “could take military capabilities and could basically rerun an election” … “The President has to plan for every eventuality because we cannot allow may this choice and the integrity of our choice go as is, “he said.
The New York Times reported that President Trump called a meeting in the Oval Office last Friday in which attorney Sidney Powell and Michael Flynn participated and both launched the scandalous suggestion to annul the election, although others present were said to have had it. invalidated.
On December 20, as if to calm spirits and allay fears about that encounter with two of the heroes of the QAnon movement, @realDonaldTrump tweeted: “Martial Law = Fake News. Just more, knowing bad reports! ».
Despite this “denial,” the concern exists.
Also the true fact that that same Sunday the 20th, Trump returned again and again to his Twitter account and retweeted 11 accounts linked to QAnon, the far-right movement related to one of the main conspiracy theories, which details a supposed secret conspiracy against Donald Trump and his followers, organized by an alleged “deep state” where they locate, among others, progressive Hollywood intellectuals and Democratic politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
QAnon’s followers see Trump as a messiah sent by God, and at the same time the FBI identifies these extremists as a threat of national terrorism …