How Trump and Miller prepared a military takeover in the US

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos
Oct. 29, 2021

Donald Trump and his adviser Stephen Miller were preparing a “legal” military coup in the spring of 2020. Miller was and remains an important figure in Trump’s circle. He has been described as Trump’s link to the “white supremacy” current, which is fighting in America for ideas not very different from Hitler’s ideas regarding the “superiority of the Aryan race”. Miller is currently running a major “trumpist” think tank.

The above conclusion follows effortlessly from an article published by The New York Times on October 19, based on the testimony of senior American military officers. Probably fearing its explosive political implications, the Democratic establishment itself then sought to stifle this case as much as it could. Within hours the article was taken off the front page of the Times’ online edition, while there was no mention of these revelations on the online front pages of The Washington Post, Politico, The Hill, and ABC, NBC, CBS or CNN.

The pretext for initiating plans to impose martial law in the US was to deal with the influx of immigrants from Mexico, who were supposedly a particular threat because of the Coronavirus, and to combat drug trafficking.

Miller’s plan, with Trump’s support, was to deploy 250,000 US troops – more than half of the 481,000 on active duty in the US army and more than ever deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan – to seal the US-Mexico border. At the same time – and despite the Mexican president’s categorical opposition to any joint operation with the Americans – the US armed forces would invade Mexican territory with military gangs of assassins to kill members of drug gangs, as they did in Pakistan and Afghanistan with “Islamic terrorists”.

The most likely result of the implementation of such a plan would have been the conversion of major American cities such as San Diego, Phoenix and El Paso into military camps, clashes between the US and Mexican armies, mass demonstrations on both sides of the border, the creation of a state of disorder and the imposition of martial law. The drug gangs might have responded with violent attacks in other American cities far from the border, creating a pretext for the imposition of martial law there as well. The whole project was a pure provocation and certainly had nothing whatsoever to do with the problems of immigration or drugs.

It is significant that Miller did not attempt to put his plan into effect by appealing to the normal US military hierarchy, but by having his friends in the Department of Homeland Security appeal directly to the US Armed Forces Northern Command, which was created after September 11, with responsibility for the deployment of military forces on US soil.

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