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FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

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By COLLEEN LONG, MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN

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More people gonna die, because of Trump.

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Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols

Man...America, what is wrong with you???

Armed protests...completely crazy and mentaly retarded!

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Scary times. Hopefully this time in DC no Trump staff will have any part in security.

Hopefully Trump's insurrectionist mobs will not be allowed to run amok, overpower limited security forces that had no plans for backup.

Hopefully all across the country security forces will be prepared.

Hopefully none of the security forces on duty will switch sides and align with the mobs.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Time for them to repeal the 2nd Amendment or at least float a Bill that criminalizes possession of Auto or Semi Auto weapons. If they insist that keeping guns is a right the Federal Gov should at least define what guns are legal- but weapons of mass destruction shouldn't be. Just limit the 2nd A. to hunting rifles and maybe 6 shooters if you own a ranch.

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And of course, Donald does nothing. It's not like he can't just call a press conference and say "Don't do it."

He'd rather sit back and watch it all burn.

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The National Guard must be called out immediately to protect all 50 State Capitol Buildings.

The Trump thugs must be prevented from imposing their riotous acts and violence on innocent people.

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President Trump needs to speak to the nation on TV demanding a peaceful handover of power. He need to man up.

12 ( +17 / -5 )

America on the verge of a civil war. The Trump thugs are limited in numbers but have the support of many of Trump's base supporters who believe a very wide range of wild conspiracies including it was China that defrauded the elections.

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Hi Zichi.

Re: President Trump needs to speak to the nation on TV demanding a peaceful handover of power. He need to man up.

Deep fake is the technology to create a visual alter reality. I recently watched a (BBC) pod cast into the issue and technology. Barrack Obama giving JFK's famous speak. I knew it wasn't real, but it is almost perfect. It was foretold by the presenter that in a very short time we will need a super computer to verify the validity of what we see.

My point being, Trump followers are convinced that calls for restraint from their leader are actually Deep Fake.

They are set in their beliefs and will not be so easily turned from what they see is the truth that only they know.

This is the classic framework of a cult. Remember them? Branch Davidians, Jim Jones, Om Shinrikyo, ISIS. Barder-Mienhoff. MAGA.

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Every American has the right to peaceably assemble to petition to the government for a redress of their grievances. I bid all Godspeed in that endeavor. IOW, go and protest all you like.

But remember: no one has the right to violently protest. No one.

After what happened last Wednesday and why, be aware going to armed protest for the same reasons that the traitors and terrorists did, all those who go are putting themselves in mortal danger.

There will be violence. Started by traitors and terrorists. And all who go will be part of that armed crowd.

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Everyone knows this. Thus, everyone who goes to the widely-known armed protest will be presumed to be armed and dangerous. In league with terrorists and traitors.

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garymalmgren

probably the deranged Trump thugs and many of his base supporters might reject a national TV broadcast by Trump calling for peace and a peaceful handover of power but nonetheless I think he should be doing it. Maybe he already let the cat out of the bag.

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Two Capitol police officers suspended for alleged role in riot, 10-15 officers are under investigation. One officer has been arrested.

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Syria, Ukraine, Belarus... and now the USA.

It's happening all over the world.

-12 ( +3 / -15 )

Rudy Giuliani "Let's have trial by combat!"

Bar association seeks Giuliani ban over it.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Syria, Ukraine, Belarus... and now the USA

and Russia has had a hand in all of it.

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And of course, Donald does nothing. It's not like he can't just call a press conference and say "Don't do it."

Well, he cares more about his golf course being removed from hosting the PGA championship, than what mayhem may occur by his domestic terrorist following. I'm pretty sure he's fuming for former and 'what me worry' for the latter.

And, even if he does a press conference, it would have to be one of those obviously reading the prompter and being told to do so. It's a sad joke, watching him when he has to be 'nice' because he's a petulant child being commanded by someone to say what's been written, and because he can't rant in those situations, he's like a squirming bottled up child in a principal's office...contrite but totally detached from the moment.

Or, he quite possible loses his rain man moment, and goes into his usual self, and tell his people to go ahead and end democracy, as he wants fascism and autocracy, so his commands to his people are for violence and destroying the US constitution.

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and Russia has had a hand in all of it.

Fact check.

When insurrectionists stormed the Kiev parliament building in 2014, the Russian government denounced the seditionist movement.

Russia also denounced any attempt to overthrow the Syrian or Belorussian governments by force.

-8 ( +6 / -14 )

President Trump needs to speak to the nation on TV demanding a peaceful handover of power. He need to man up.

He already conceded and said he would have a smooth transition of power. Why do you choose to ignore this? He also condemned the riots and he called the National Guard. You hate him that you only choose to comment negativity I guess and ignore evidence.

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He already conceded and said he would have a smooth transition of power. Why do you choose to ignore this?

Yeah, months after the election. Months after making up claims of mass voter fraud.

He also condemned the riots and he called the National Guard.

No he didn't. That was Pence. Arsonists don't get credit for putting out fires they started.

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Syria, Ukraine, Belarus... and now the USA.

It's happening all over the world.

You pick and choose where anarchy exists as well as terrorism...the two qualities of those attacking the Capitol.

But, don't make this as something happening all over the world as some sort of lame excuse or justification for the crazy support of Trump.

Talk about a false equivalency, this is it. Just don't. Yours is a statement of escaping the truth of a unique domestic attack by Trump followers on the United States of America, unprecedented and totally sucks.

I don't believe you are an American patriot, at all, if you believe the domestic terror attack on the Capitol was not induced by Trump on his crazy support group, who were armed and violent.

Syria, Ukraine, Belarus...pffft...those countries you compare to the USA. Complete folly, contextually. Any support of Trump at this point supports insurrection and sedition.

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America on the verge of a civil war. The Trump thugs are limited in numbers but have the support of many of Trump's base supporters who believe a very wide range of wild conspiracies including it was China that defrauded the elections.

Oh wait, I thought it was Hugo Chavez and boatloads of fake ballots brought into a harbor in Maine by the North Koreans. You mean it was really the Chinese? How dare they !

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Our president's been kidnapped by the lizards!

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I don't believe you are an American patriot, at all, if you believe the domestic terror attack on the Capitol was not induced by Trump on his crazy support group, who were armed and violent.

While I agree with your statement if it is confined to the act you mention, I think you can also see that there is discontent with the state of their nations in much of the developed democratic world. It isn't shared by everyone in every nation but you see this sort of combination of alienation and anger to different degrees and among different proportions of their populations all across the developed world. To a degree that alienation drove Brexit, drives different populist and neo-facist political parties across Europe. It isn't just a problem in the US and it has driven me for the past several years to try and put a finger on it.

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Trump planted the seeds of sedition. Now the plants are all spouting up, and America is freaking out because it turned out those seeds were for weeds.

Good job righties, you elected a real winner there. And that's after two Bushes. Sheesh.

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The far-right, pro-Trump domestic terrorists are no different than Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Hezbollah...

They want to destroy America and subvert democracy - and replace it with a political, quasi-religious cult similar to the Ayatollah in Iran...

They must be defeated, prosecuted, and convicted of sedition - and that includes their enablers in the far-right media and the spineless Repubs in Congress and the Senate that helped incite and cheered their efforts...

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Fact check.

When insurrectionists stormed the Kiev parliament building in 2014, the Russian government denounced the seditionist movement.

Russia also denounced any attempt to overthrow the Syrian or Belorussian governments by force.

Thank you for confirming it.

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Syria, Ukraine, Belarus... and now the USA.

Are you really comparing actual democratic movements where an oppressed population rises up to a dictatorial government with what happened in America last week? Namely a few hundred loonies who lost a fair election trying to storm a government building to violentely overthrow it? Do you sincerely believe the two are the same or are you just trolling?

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Are you really comparing actual democratic movements where an oppressed population rises up to a dictatorial government with what happened in America last week? Namely a few hundred loonies who lost a fair election trying to storm a government building to violentely overthrow it? Do you sincerely believe the two are the same

They're not the same. But different levels of the same corruption.

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Bigots with guns will be out on the streets , unless there is a strong response they will feel even more emboldened.

Their bigoted leaders, the collaborators in the police, army... and every other government arm need to be purged and fast!!!

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No he didn't. That was Pence. Arsonists don't get credit for putting out fires they started

Nope, POTUS is in charge of National Guard and they aren't deployed unless he gives the green light.

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All of Trump's concession speeches were followed with statements that the election was stolen. So, he does nothing to defuse the situation, and in fact, keeps throwing more gasoline onto it. His Tweet prior to the January 6th EC certification was "'Be There. Will Be Wild!':". This was intentional in order to get the base riled up and we all know what happened as a result of this.

NOMINATION

He already conceded and said he would have a smooth transition of power. Why do you choose to ignore this? He also condemned the riots and he called the National Guard. You hate him that you only choose to comment negativity I guess and ignore evidence.

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Nope, POTUS is in charge of National Guard and they aren't deployed unless he gives the green light.

And then back in reality, Pence was the one who deployed the national guard.

Newsweek did a nice fact check on the matter:

https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-did-trump-call-national-guard-after-rioters-stormed-capitol-1560186

Unfortunately for you, reality doesn't care about what you think the law was supposed to be.

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@NOM--every state has a National Guard that the 50 governors can call into action. The D.C. NG are more a federalized force, so there must be various people at the top of the federal chain of command who could give orders. If P and VP were held hostage, the House leader Pelosi could deploy the D.C. NG, correct?

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And then back in reality, Pence was the one who deployed the national guard

"While Trump was less involved in giving orders Wednesday, he gave Miller the green light earlier in the week." Read to the end of the article not what NBC and CNN says.

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If there are going to be more riots, send people like Cruz, Marco, Lady G, etc to the frontline and let them deal with what they helped to create.

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Are you really comparing actual democratic movements where an oppressed population rises up to a dictatorial government with what happened in America last week?

If you studied American history you'd know from 1776 that one man's "insurrectionist" is another man's freedom fighter.

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

The FBI has also warned against something else as well.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/2119913/trump-insurrection-25th-amendment-armed-protests/

Regardless of how you feel about that issue (I know there are strong feelings) that warning was issued as well.

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If you studied American history you'd know from 1776 that one man's "insurrectionist" is another man's freedom fighter.

But conspirationist loons are the same goofy loons for everyone. Until they grab tazers and zip ties and storm the Capitol building, then they become criminals.

Again, please do not try to equate what happened last week with ANY form of popular rebellion against a tyrannic governement. What happened January 6th was the exact opposite of that : armed insurrectionists trying to revert the results of a fair election in order to install a tyrannic government. The only valid historical comparisons are events like the Mantsala rebellion or the Golpe Borghese.

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He will sit back and enjoy watching it all burn like the sociopathic narcissist he is.

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If you studied American history you'd know from 1776 that one man's "insurrectionist" is another man's freedom fighter.

So were those who stormed the parliament in Kiev in 2014 insurrectionists or freedom fighters?

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Whether you're on the left or the right, it is pretty clear that we aren't voting ourselves out of this one.

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The National Guard must be called out immediately to protect all 50 State Capitol Buildings.

The Trump thugs must be prevented from imposing their riotous acts and violence on innocent people.

Biden's Presidency will be all about Trump, not Biden. It's already happening.

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Trump's followers have sown the wind, and now Americans are about to reap the whirlwind.

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if you studied American history you'd know from 1776 that one man's "insurrectionist" is another man's freedom fighter.

I did not know that the current Senate and House of Reps are occupied by British chaps and that we still have colonies, very interesting. Are the Brits hangers on from 1812 when the Capital was last invaded? Was the Queen Mother also involved in counting the legitimate electoral votes?

For the sane non-delusion folks who read JT you see now how lies are promoted so easily by the Trump supporters. This is how we end up with sedition in todays America. For them the lies make sense and are true, for the rest of a lie is just a lie. Nothing to kill a policeman about or run over pedestrians and kill again as happened in Charlottesville.

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Biden's Presidency will be all about Trump, not Biden. It's already happening.

Not if Trump is in jail for being a traitor to his country. And also bankrupt again due to his horrible business ability.

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Biden's Presidency will be all about Trump, not Biden. It's already happening.

Probably. I question whether the country can ever recover from the damage he's done. If they're lucky, it will only take a single administration to recover. Doubtful though.

After two Bushes and a Trump, America is in a bad, bad spot.

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Nope, POTUS is in charge of National Guard and they aren't deployed unless he gives the green light.

The Washington National Guard were called out by VP Pence, McConnell and Pelosi.

Biden's Presidency will be all about Trump, not Biden. It's already happening.

No it won't. It was Trump who spent much of his time trying to cancel everything Obama.

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White outrage aka "White Privilege" are on full display with these riots because the majority of the people in the US want to be treated equally as well as fairly and that scares a lot of mostly old and/or poor white people.

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@Slayer

Biden's Presidency will be all about Trump, not Biden. It's already happening.

That is trump's plan! To continue to be an internet troll which is why he is upset about Twitter permanently removing his account!!!

It is hard to spread the lies that way.

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We were taught while growing up to sing songs such as "This land is my land, this land is your land..." and to say the Pledge of Allegiance with our hands over our hearts with respect for the great harmonious 'melting pot' of America, where "All men were created equal" under the kindly patriarchal gaze of a Christian god...

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Remember and learned from past mistakes:

hitler attempted a coup in 1923. He failed.

He was convicted but pardoned after less than a year in jail.

He went right back to building the nazi party and seized complete control of the government by 1933.

Look around. Do not fool yourself into thinking it could not happen here!

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@moonbloom

We were taught while growing up to sing songs such as "This land is my land, this land is your land..." and to say the Pledge of Allegiance with our hands over our hearts with respect for the great harmonious 'melting pot' of America, where "All men were created equal" under the kindly patriarchal gaze of a Christian god...

Please provide proof anywhere in history that the Founding Father's mentioned a Christian God, or the US is a Christian nation.

Evidence please!

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Is FBI absolutely sure?

If true, that is no joke, an obvious prelude to an unacceptable civil war !

3 ( +3 / -0 )

MontyToday  07:00 am JST

Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols

Man...America, what is wrong with you???

Armed protests...completely crazy and mentaly retarded!

Wow, they let you use the retard phrase. I am impressed. It is just a truthful and common phrase anyway. It has a specific meaning and there is nothing wrong with it.

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Yes, the FBI is sure.

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The trump rioters killed a police officer by beating him with a fire extinguisher, and it really goes to show that "Blues Lives Matter" was never about honoring the police force but about silencing the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

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Numan

The trump rioters killed a police officer by beating him with a fire extinguisher,

The police officer was outside and attacked by a group of men one beating him on the head with a flag staff.

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