Saturday, May 4, 2019

Yes, There WAS An Attempted Coup Against Trump

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There was never any collusion between Trump and Russia, and these officials likely knew that all along. That their coup attempt failed makes it no less of an attempt.
A coup d’etat is defined as “a sudden decisive exercise of force in politics, especially the violent overthrow or alteration of an existing government by a small group”.
The etymology of the term itself is French, and translates to “a blow against the state.”
Coups have been occurring throughout history from as far back as kings of Israel outlined in the Old Testament of the Bible such as commander Zimri slaying King Elah.
Some of the most famous coups in history featured the rises to power of Napoleon Bonaparte, Francisco Franco, Muammar al-Qaddafi, Idi Amin, and Augusto Pinochet who was backed by the CIA in 1973.
More recently, the question of the attempt to oust U.S. President Donald Trump from power in the United States from 2017-present has given rise to some debate over whether or not this constitutes a coup d’etat, albeit a failed one.
President Trump and his supporters have both employed the phrase, and in many aspects it does seem to fit the narrow definition of the term.
The existing government of the United States was attempted to be overthrown by a small group from within the state.
FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page
This was not a traditional third-world coup which is characterized by military forces sweeping into the halls of power to swiftly arrest the former leader, but instead it represents something far more akin to a legal drama crossed with an espionage novel – two themes readily familiar to the American audience.
It was, in effect, a soft coup. --->
Read the rest from Jack Posobiec HERE.

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