Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Links — 13 Jan 2021

Sputnik International
More Than 20,000 National Guard Troops to Help Secure Biden Inauguration, DC Police Chief Says 

Zero Hedge
Caught On Video: National Guard Gearing Up With Rifles, Riot Shields At The Capitol
Tyler Durden

Wall Street On Parade
Sherrod Brown, One of Wall Street’s Biggest Critics, Set to Take the Gavel at Senate Banking
Pam Martens and Russ Martens

New Statesman (UK)
American fascism is a deadly threat – it must be confronted now
Paul Mason

Fast Company
The U.S. Capitol is a symbol of democracy. But it’s full of Confederate statues
Lilly Smith

“All Bets Are Off”: An Extremism Expert Monitoring the Trump Fringes Now Has Never Been More Worried
Aymann Ismail

Buzz Feed
The Capitol Insurrection Was The End Result Of A Trump Presidency Defined By Violence
Zoe Tillman

AlterNet (actions have consequences)
Ex-Navy SEAL who bragged about 'breaching the Capitol' now claims he's 'not a traitor' after FBI questions him
Meaghan Ellis

Axios (admittedly, he was not the only one)
Trump's four-year information war
Zach Dorfman of the Aspen Institute

Open Democracy
This is American fascism
Louie Dean Valencia-García

The Hill
Democrat: GOP colleagues say they're 'afraid for their lives' if they vote to impeach Trump
Dominick Mastrangelo

Jared Kushner scrambled to stop Trump from joining neo-Nazis' favorite social media app: report
Raw Story

A 'huge chasm on the right': Columnist says GOP must choose between the US Constitution and violent ‘insurrection’
Alex Henderson 

GOP Reps Accused of Giving “Reconnaissance” Tours of Capitol Before Mob Attack
Sharon Zhang

The Hill (Morning Consult-Politico survey)
 Poll: Majority supports Trump's impeachment and removal
Jonathan Easley

The Week
Panic buttons in [Rep.] Ayanna Pressley's office were 'torn out' ahead of Capitol riot, chief of staff says
Kathryn Krawczyk

Capitol Police Show Why We Need To Defund The Police

The Hill
[Rep.] Scalise [R-LA] labels Capitol rioting 'domestic terrorism'
Tal Axelrod

Common Dreams (maybe "socially destructive 'capitalist' model"?)
To Protect Democracy, Lawmakers Must Fix Big Tech's Socially Destructive Business Model
Open Markets Institute

Politico ("Our terms of service expressly forbid public calls to violence.")
Telegram tries, and fails, to remove extremist content
Mark Scott

'Just nothing': Trump-appointed US Attorney in Georgia rebuffs president's bizarre voter fraud claims — again
Meaghan Ellis 

Internationalist 360° (“White supremacy...both the keystone and the Achilles heel of U.S. bourgeois democracy.”)
On the Anniversary of His Death, Theodore W. Allen’s Analysis Still Resonates
Jeffrey B. Perry

The "Constitutional Crisis" Has Finally Arrived
Sandy Levinson | W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law, University of Texas Law School

Axios ("That is not what I stand for and it is not what America stands for.")
Trump publicly calls for “no violence” and peaceful transition ahead of inauguration


lastgreek said...

“ GM Presents Cadillac Flying Car For Rich People”

Rich people gotta be nuts to buy GM car, let alone a flying one at that.

GM ranked worst automaker by U.S. suppliers: survey

The above Reuters headline was from 2014.:. GM is even worse now.

Peter Pan said...

9/11 Was the Prelude. 1/6 Is the Holy Grail
by Pepe Escobar with permission and cross-posted with Strategic Culture Foundation.

9/11 was the prelude. 1/6 is the Holy Grail.

9/11 opened the gates to the Global War on Terror (GWOT), later softened by Team Obama to the status of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) even as it was suavely expanded to the bombing, overt or covert, of seven nations.

9/11 opened the gates to the Patriot Act, whose core had already been written way back in 1994 by one Joe Biden.

1/6 opens the gate to the War on Domestic Terror and the Patriot Act from Hell, 2.0, on steroids (here is the 2019 draft ), the full 20,000 pages casually springing up from the sea like Venus, the day after, immediately ready to roll.

And as the inevitable companion to Patriot Act 2.0, there will be war overseas, with the return in full force, unencumbered, of what former CIA analyst Ray McGovern memorably christened the MICIMATT (Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think Tank) complex.

And when MICIMATT starts the next war, every single protest will be branded as domestic terrorism.