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Washington Post, Leftist Generals Stoke Hysteria About a 2024 ‘Insurrection’  

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My latest in PJ Media:

The Jan. 6 “insurrection” hasn’t worked out quite the way the Democrats obviously hoped: Trump wasn’t convicted in his second Stalinist impeachment show trial, no one has actually been charged with orchestrating or participating in any “insurrection,” and the witch hunt to demonize and marginalize Trump and his supporters as “white supremacists” who pose an imminent threat to our “democracy” (it’s a republic, folks) has so far been a huge fizzle. But three ferociously partisan retired generals are thinking ahead, publishing an op-ed in the Washington Post Friday, which warns that those dastardly Trump supporters would certainly stage an “insurrection” in 2024, so the military must start preparing now to “preserve our democracy,” that is, destroy our republic.

Paul D. Eaton, a retired U.S. Army major general and senior adviser to the far-Left VoteVets, Antonio M. Taguba, a retired Army major general, and Steven M. Anderson, a retired Army brigadier general, began their manipulative and disingenuous piece by noting that “the first anniversary of the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol” is approaching. They didn’t bother to mention, of course, that the insurrection was deadly only for Ashli Babbitt, a Trump supporter. Nor do they bother to remind their Post audience, which wouldn’t have wanted to hear it anyway, that the supposed “insurrectionists” were unarmed and were let into the Capitol by guards, and that no evidence of some premeditated coup attempt has emerged or is likely to emerge.

Facts, however, are not the order of the day at the WaPo, and so Eaton, Taguba, and Anderson write that “we — all of us former senior military officials — are increasingly concerned about the aftermath of the 2024 presidential election and the potential for lethal chaos inside our military, which would put all Americans at severe risk.” Lethal chaos is just the warm-up. “In short,” the generals continue, “we are chilled to our bones at the thought of a coup succeeding next time.”

The Post ought to be ashamed of itself for publishing such incendiary nonsense, but, of course, that would require it to have some journalistic standards in the first place. If Jan. 6 was a coup attempt, it was the most inept, poorly planned and leaderless coup in human history; if Jan. 6 was not a coup attempt, these generals are irresponsible (at very least) to add fuel to the already brightly burning fire of the establishment’s hatred for Trump and his supporters.

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