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The Atlantic Praises Color Revolution, Gloats We Did It in Ukraine, and Now We’re Doing It to America

June 7, 2020 (EIRNS)—The Atlantic magazine on June 6 published a direct admission, with full support, that the current chaos in the U.S. is a direct replay of the 2104 coup against Ukraine’s elected government, under the headline cum kicker, “The Trump Regime Is Beginning to Topple. The best way to grasp the magnitude of what we’re seeing is to look for precedents abroad.” The Maidan “precedent” was in fact run by the same Anglo-American Obama Administration operatives and the U.S. press that are behind the effort to overthrow Trump today.

The author, Franklin Foer, even credits Gene Sharp: “Sharp distilled what he learned into a 93-page handbook, ‘From Dictatorship to Democracy,’ a how-to guide for toppling autocracy.

Foer writes:

“Over the course of his presidency, Donald Trump has indulged his authoritarian instincts—and now he’s meeting the common fate of autocrats whose people turn against them. What the United States is witnessing is less like the chaos of 1968, which further divided a nation, and more like the nonviolent movements that earned broad societal support in places such as Serbia, Ukraine, and Tunisia, and swept away the dictatorial likes of Milosevic, Yanukovych, and Ben Ali.”

After a long description of Sharp’s “color revolution” methods, Foer repeats the thoroughly fraudulent description of the Maidan coup in Ukraine:

“When the country’s President backed away from plans to join the European Union, a crowd amassed in Kyiv’s central square, the Maidan. The throngs initially had no avowed intention or realistic hope of overthrowing the kleptocratic President, Viktor Yanukovych. But instead of letting the demonstrators shout themselves hoarse in the thick of subfreezing winter, Yanukovych set about violently confronting them. This tactic backfired horribly. A movement with limited aims became a full-blown revolution. Oligarchs quietly slunk away from a leader they had long subsidized. Lackeys who had faithfully served the regime resigned, for fear of attracting the public’s ire. In the bitter end, Yanukovych found himself isolated, alone with his own family and his Russian advisers, destined for exile.”

Then his point:

“It is astonishing how events in the U.S., despite all the obvious imperfections of the analogy, have traced the early phases of this history. This is observable in the images of the crowds on successive nights, as Trump’s violent suppression of the protests in Lafayette Square has only caused their ranks to swell. And it’s possible to see how elites, in the course of just a few days, have begun to withhold cooperation, starting with the outer circles of power and quickly turning inward.”

Foer says that Twitter’s marking of Trump’s tweet (about the use of the military to stop the mass looting and arson) as “misleading” was a key turning point, which

“set a precedent. The company had stood strong against the bully, and showed that there was little price to pay for the choice.... As each group of elites refused Trump, it became harder for the next to comply in good conscience. In Sharp’s taxonomy, the autocrat’s grasp on power depends entirely on the allegiance of the armed forces. When the armed forces withhold cooperation, the dictator is finished.”

This is an open call for a military coup. Foer points to the new-found hero of the color revolution, Gen. Jim Mattis, whose “excoriation of his old boss prodded Trump’s former chief of staff John Kelly and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to echo his condemnation of the President. As each defector wins praise for moral courage, it incentivizes the next batch of defectors.”

It is clear that the color of this attempted “color revolution” is black, the color of Antifa and related terrorists everywhere, along with the black propaganda.

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