EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2021
The United States Is Threatened with British Counterinsurgency, To Root Out the Constitution
Feb. 5 , 2021 (EIRNS)—Robert Grenier, the former head of CIA Counterterrorism during the Afghan and Iraq wars under George W. Bush from 2004-2006, has joined forces (perhaps subconsciously) with one of the leading British intelligence assets at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA), Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri, to bring counterinsurgency and British subversion together in an effort to permanently wipe out the Constitutional Republic, returning the former American colony to the British System.
Vinjamuri is Director of the U.S. and the Americas program and Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House, and headed the Chatham House U.S. Election Series. In her Feb. 4 article, “The Trial of Trump Is Not Enough To Repair Democracy,” Vinjamuri asserts that the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol Building was not only an “insurrection,” as the Democrats and anti-Trump neocon Republicans call it, but it was an attempted “coup.” This is quite ironic, since Chatham House was at the center of the four-year attempted coup against the United States known as Russiagate, in which Vinjamuri played a significant role. She demands that in addition to Trump being convicted in the impeachment trial, “a fuller account from a bipartisan commission is essential to repair America’s global reputation.” She adds that “the threat to democracy in America comes from within the political system itself.” Ignoring the fact that the United States is a Republic, she calls for overturning that political system, rooting out the 75 million Trump supporters, to “begin the process of understanding how to restore democracy in the U.S.”
In lockstep with Vinjamuri is former CIA counterterrorism chief Grenier, interviewed on NPR on Feb. 2. He described Donald Trump as equivalent to Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein (against whom he had directed the counterterror campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq). Trump, he claims, “is seen as the charismatic leader of a great many violent people. And I think that needs to be countered. So long as he is there and leading the resistance, if you will, which he shows every sign of intending to do, he is going to be an inspiration to very violent people.... Defeating him politically was the first step. Given the continuing threat he poses, convicting him in the Senate and barring him from elective office is not only a just punishment for his crimes, but also a national security imperative.” Then, he adds, “We must isolate and alienate the committed insurgents from the population. Just as Al Qaeda in Iraq depended on a much larger community of disaffected Sunnis for tacit support and recruitment, we face the prospect of there being a mass of citizens—sullen, angry and nursing their grudges—among whom the truly violent minority will be able to live undetectably, attracting new adherents to their cause.”
This should deeply disturb every American—indeed, every citizen in the world. Donald Trump, whatever his failings, was committed to ending the regime change wars launched by Bush and Obama—and was the first president since Reagan who did not start a war. Here we have the architects and implementers of those wars, in the U.K. and in the U.S. intelligence community, calling for regime change and counterterror operations against the American population—indeed, approximately half the population. Will they use the approach of Tony Blair and George W. Bush in Iraq, to kill and displace millions of innocents, in an endless war against our own people? Will they actually create terrorists, as they did in Iraq, Libya and Syria, by laying waste to cities and villages across the nation? Isn’t it strange that a riot in DC, already shown to be instigated by FBI assets, is declared a terrorist insurgency, while the months and months of armed insurrectionists in cities across the country were praised as peaceful demonstrators by the Democrat leadership, and are declared to be justified anti-fascists and anti-racists rather than insurrectionists?
This is guaranteed to keep the nation totally divided, perhaps in a Hobbesian war of all against all, while the financial system explodes, the pandemic continues out of control, and the military-industrial complex prepares for war with Russia and China (see Biden’s speech below).
The British are quite aware that the American Republic is dying, and hope that their former colony will soon be back under Royal control.
There is no solution to this unfolding disaster within the United States alone. The speeches by Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin at the Davos event last week—contained in the current issue of EIR—presented the dangers inherent in the current crisis, but also the possibility and the urgency that the U.S., Russia and China come together to reject the geopolitical divisions of the world, to join forces in a new paradigm. Go to The LaRouche Organization to get on the mailing list for regular updates on this effort.