WILL ANTI-TRUMP FORCES ESCALATE TO MAIDAN SQUARE-STYLE VIOLENCE?
October 15, 2018
Kiev Independence Square Riot
by: Harley Schlanger
Oct. 14 — With the mid-term elections in the U.S. just three weeks away, the Democratic Party has adopted an aggressive, uncivil approach toward Republicans, which has become increasingly violent, following their failure to defeat President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. The desperation behind their attacks is palpable, coming as the Russiagate investigation has failed, and the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, by the Senate, to the Supreme Court, has given renewed momentum to President Trump, in his effort to prevent a Democratic Party takeover of the Congress. With the prospect for a “peaceful” regime change coup slipping away, could the putschists be planning an escalation to violence, modeled on the phony, but deadly Maidan revolution in Ukraine in 2014?
If so, it would not be surprising, given that the chief perpetrators of the attempted color revolution against Trump include some of the key players involved in the overthrow of the Yanukovych regime in Ukraine. Obama-Clinton neocon networks in the State Department, along with Obama’s intelligence leaders, such as CIA Director John Brennan, were allied with the notorious coup funder George Soros, in collaboration with British intelligence networks, in the coup against Yanukovych, and have continued their collaboration in concocting the fraudulent story of Russiagate, in their effort to remove Trump. The intent of the coup in Ukraine was identical to what they intend with Russiagate: to keep the U.S. on a course of geopolitical confrontation with Russia, in the latter case by preventing President Trump from pursuing his plan for a cooperative relationship with Russia and President Putin.
In the last days, a series of incidents points in the direction of a possible Maidan replay in the U.S. It began with confrontations surrounding the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford at the Kavanaugh hearings. Several Republican Senators were confronted by angry, screaming women, demanding that Kavanaugh’s confirmation be defeated, or that he be impeached after he had been confirmed! Among those targeted were Jeff Flake, Majority leader Mitch McConnell, Corker and Perdue, the last three while walking through Reagan Airport in Washington, D.C. Those confronting them were officials with the Center for Popular Democracy, one of the many anti-Trump front groups funded by Soros.
These belligerant attackers were given encouragement by Senator Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, who called on opponents to Trump and his Republican supporters to “get up in their faces.” Also urging more such confrontations were former Attorney General Eric Holder, and defeated Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who said on a CNN interview on October 9, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That’s why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate [after the mid-term elections], that’s when civility can start again. But until then the only thing the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.” Given her role in financing and promoting the lying, dirty Steele report, written by a “former” MI6 operative, which claims that Putin was blackmailing Trump over perverted sexual behavior, it is worth asking if that is what she means by being “civil”.
One of the new tactics deployed is demonstrating in front of the homes of Congressmen. More than 200 protesters appeared at the home of Republican Representative Darrell Issa in California, and more demonstrations are planned. At the same time, violent so-called Antifa gangs have engaged in physical attacks in Berkley, California and Portland, Oregon, and are calling for more “protests” to defeat the “fascist” Trump regime.
Senator Rand Paul, a Republican, responded to the escalation by warning that he fears “that someone is going to be killed and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation…they have to realize that they bear responsibility if this elevates to violence.” Referring to the shooting of House Majority Whip Scalise, who was shot at a practice for a Congressional baseball game and spent days in intensive care, Paul stressed that there are “unstable” people responding to such calls for violent confrontations. “We do not want to encourage them.” The Virginia Attorney General described the shooting of Scalise as an “act of terrorism” by a man “fueled with rage against Republican legislators.” Paul himself spent several days in the hospital after a strange incident, in which he was physically assaulted by a neighbor.
The response of President Trump has been to mobilize his supporters, through a series of campaign rallies in key states, which will determine whether or not the Democrats can succeed in taking back the Congress. These rallies have been reminiscent of the large and raucous rallies Trump conducted during his successful campaign in 2016. His message to his supporters is straight-forward, typified by what he said in a September rally in Missouri, in calling for a large vote for Republicans to defeat the coup: “get out in 2018 because you are voting for me,” he told them, making clear that the real issue in the Russiagate story has always been that his stance, above parties, and against the establishment in both parties, is the real issue in 2018.