I don’t have concrete evidence—although a lot is floating around—but my instincts tell me what transpired in Washington on Jan. 6 was almost entirely a “false flag” operation and, if I am correct, among the most successful in history.
They managed to change American politics literally in minutes, encouraging many of President Donald Trump’s supporters, in and out of Congress, to flee like a flock of panicked birds when a shotgun ratchets, and, in the process, destroying any possibility of even investigating what transpired in election 2020.
“Profiles in Courage” morphed into “Profiles in Cowardice” on the Senate floor, with only a handful of legislators (Cruz, Hawley, Hyde-Smith, Lummis, Marshall, Kennedy, and Tuberville) having the guts and character to hold firm.
Now, I have to admit I wasn’t there to witness this. I was on the road between Atlanta and Nashville, listening to the events transpire over satellite radio, but I have attended nearly two dozen Trump rallies over the years and not once—repeat, not once—have I seen any violence initiated by the president’s supporters toward persons or material.
I have seen a bit, once or twice, directed toward MAGA people, with attendant brief scuffles breaking out.
But Trump rallies, as anyone who has attended them knows, are extraordinarily peaceful assemblies of tens of thousands of people, quite remarkable in that sense.
Everything that happened in the Capitol, all the destruction, is characteristic of BLM and Antifa (see Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, and on and on), not, until now apparently, Trump supporters.
More than that. The timing of how and when this transpired is notable, similar, in an odd way, to when Roger Stone was indicted and CNN miraculously appeared at the crack of dawn with a full television crew to record the arrest of the “dangerous right-wing criminal” for posterity.
When the “Trump supporters” stormed the Capitol, the media was again Johnny-on-the-spot to cover it with alacrity even before much had happened, immediately branding what was occurring as MAGA people running amuck and finally revealing who they really are.
The rapid, almost instantaneous, nature of this conclusion was clear to me over the radio while driving, although it didn’t surprise me, given this is the same media that repeatedly excused or ignored violence by left-wing activists.
I was just as quickly thinking—not taking special credit here, it seemed obvious—that a “false flag” operation could be in progress. If I was speculating about that, I would assume Trump and some of those around him were too. (Others were clearly ready to jump ship at the slightest prompting.)
That may account for some of the delay in Trump’s response, for which he is being so heavily criticized.
What actually seems to have occurred we could call a combination of Antifa and Antifa-envy. Led on by disguised leftists, some—not many, considering the immense size of the demonstration—Trump supporters followed the provocateurs into the Capitol almost as if along for a joy ride.
This was foolish, but, in some sense, understandable. The leftists shouldn’t get to have all the teenage fun.
Of course, this wasn’t teenage and the leftists are enemies of the state. Meanwhile, the vast majority of the Trump supporters were urging against the entry to the Capitol.
The role of the police in all this, Capitol and D.C., was peculiar to say the least. How were any of these people able to penetrate the corridors of power so easily in the first place?
In some photographs, the Capitol Police seem to be waving the demonstrators into the building. But which demonstrators and why? In other shots, they appear to be joking with BLM-types inside the building.
Everything had the whiff of a banana republic, only a banana republic like no other with 330 million citizens.
So who’s behind all this?
It’s difficult to know, although we could make some guesses. But facts are necessary, and who will investigate? The Department of Justice? The FBI? Not likely these days and even less likely in the coming days.
Perhaps an independent investigation team will do it, if the funding can be found.
Meanwhile, speaking of the “when” of all this, a fascinating article by political scientist Claes Ryn just was published that includes this tidbit:
“In Sweden, of all places, an expert on American elections published a series of articles showing that Biden’s win in the swing states simply could not be explained without assuming major fraud. Since Donald Trump is even more disdained by the media in Europe than he is here, I was surprised to hear a few European commentators refer to the presidential election as if its fraudulence should be obvious to all.”
Any takers to fund that investigation?
Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJMedia, and now, editor-at-large for The Epoch Times. His most recent books are “The GOAT” (fiction) and “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already” (nonfiction). Find him on Parler @rogerlsimon.
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