Before we tackle news of the day—which, to my eye, is a sweeping, transnational conspiracy to loot, destroy and humiliate America—let’s jump back to early-2016 and Brexit.

In February 2016 United Kingdom PM David Cameron inexplicably decided to put a referendum to British people asking if they should leave the EU. (Not enough reporting has been done on how and why Cameron ultimately decided to do that dopey thing, but I digress.) Almost instantly Russian bots seized on “Brexit” and made it their mission to push separation over the finish line.

Brexit narrowly passed a few months later and chaos ensued, which was of course the point.

Why? Because UK leaving EU would hobble America’s greatest ally and help—so they thought—weaken NATO, which KGB-forever Putin loathes with every molecule in his tiny body.

Later that same year, Russia had another, not-unrelated “win” installing Russian apologist and future “Handjob in Helsinki” sex slave donald trump. To be clear all Putin wanted was to delegitimize President Hillary Clinton with no expectation he’d successfully install Tangerine Nixon (with an assist from Jim Comey). If “First Illegal” Melania cried on election night, as has been reported, they didn’t even want to win.

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Not gonna rehash how fecklessly and disgustingly trump bent-backwards for Putin over four agonizing years since y’all know much of that already. As loyal CrankyYank readers you also know American media relentlessly normalized this entire charade (here, here and here).

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Cut to today and an armed-hillbilly mob descended on the Capitol, sauntering in like they made a reservation in advance. Five people are dead, including a capitol police officer. Here’s what to keep in mind as investigations/prosecutions come together:

  • tRUmp shit-canned tons of career folks at the Pentagon and installed lackeys
  • Capitol Police had plenty of warning this was happening and turned down help
  • reports are sketchy but it appears Pentagon issued limits on scope of National Guard response
  • items with national-security ramifications were stolen
  • at least a few rioters were of Russian descent
  • BlazeTV asshole photographed Speaker Pelosi’s desktop computer and proudly tweeted his federal felony
  • we’ll eventually learn D.C. insurrectionists planned a lot of this in FB groups
  • tRUmp Crime Family secretary Don Jr. gleefully posted a watch party video set to “Gloria
  • Ginni Thomas, wife of SCOTUS’ Clarence, boosted hillbilly riots like they were her brothers and sisters

Keep in mind that Russian media, according to NYT, aired footage of D.C. riot that evening and set it to orchestral music, as if Tchaikovsky could possibly dignify rioting they inspired. This was the response from many U.S. enemies, and as my source put it:

All signs point to Hillbilly Riot in D.C. as a planned, guided, organized and officially blessed operation. I’m open to being proven wrong, as always, but that’s what the signals are telling me. I’ll update this post as events warrant.

Just after “Brexit” passed, United Kingdom saw a spike in “what is EU?” searches because they largely didn’t understand what they were doing at the time. Today in America, not nearly enough Americans are asking Google “Why does Russia seek to exploit our divisions rather than just sending bombers?

Because it’s cheaper and Americans make it easy. 😡

 


Will Pollocksideways is a perpetually crabby New York City escapee based in Midtown Atlanta. He’s a freelance multimedia journalist, media analyst and author of two books (award-winning Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way.

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  1. Couldn’t agree more about it all being planned… almost choreographed… at least from the start. Then they went rogue…

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