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賭け - 「1月6日」の裏に隠された "大きな歴史 " その6

Pandemic Panic

As early as February 2020, with the pandemic looming on the horizon as a huge potential liability for the Republicans, the Council for National Policy (CNP) identified three strategies that might help to avoid a loss—or at the very least muddy the waters. According to author Anne Nelson:



The first involved expanding their use of data to juice Republican votes and suppress Democratic turnout. The second was to mobilize supporters in swing states to ignite Tea Party–like protests against the virus-related public safety lockdowns. The third was to deploy physicians with dubious credentials to dismiss the dangers of Covid-19 through a massive media blitz.


It wasn’t a great strategy, and they knew they had a weak hand. They figured that the only solution would be to somehow prevent certification of the vote, such that they could put results in play in at least a few states.



※ 反ロックダウンの抗議活動は、2020年4月に始まり、夏まで続きました。2020年4月、「プランデミック」のジュディ・ミコビッツ博士。(BBC; Mikki Willis, Washington Post)


In April 2020, shortly after Easter, and after just about a month of lockdowns, coordinated protests emerged in about eighteen states. Filmmaker Mikki Willis, a propagandist who had also been present at Standing Rock, released the propaganda film Plandemic in April featuring discredited researcher Dr. Judy Mikovits.




※ イリノイ州シカゴで行われたジョージ・フロイドの殺害事件に対する抗議活動の様子。2020年5月30日(ボイス・オブ・アメリカ


Violence over the summer in response to the murder of George Floyd helped to crystallize “Antifa” as a rhetorical foil to any right-wing factions such as the Proud Boys, Three Percenters or Oath Keepers—despite the false equivalence. While there had been established white supremacist groups for many decades, anti-fascist groups had considerably less history and organizational heft. But this ersatz match-up between two opposing “sides” imparted a menacing atmosphere of conflict.


By the time people began to go to the polls in October, concerns about the integrity of the US Postal Service (vital for mail-in ballots) had reached a fever pitch, leaving many with feelings of uncertainty, and that “anything might happen.”


Meanwhile, leading CNP figures had begun to realize that they would need to deploy their full range of capabilities to retain control of power—or, crucially, to forcefully seize it in the event of an election loss. Advisors began exploring strategies they could use in the event of the loss of either the popular vote or the Electoral College, or both.


Also in February 2020, CNP member Lisa Nelson, the CEO of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), launched a strategic push to ensure state legislatures knew they would be part of any strategy to challenge the electoral vote, and that they planned to challenge individual secretaries of state and inquire “what really did happen that night?” (Ultimately, they set out to physically intervene in the states’ certification, and reportedly aimed to intercept the electoral ballots themselves.)

 また、2020年2月には、CNPのメンバーであるアメリカ立法交流協議会(ALEC)のCEO、リサ・ネルソンが、州議会が選挙投票に異議を唱える戦略の一端を担うこと、そして個々の国務長官に異議を唱えて "あの夜、本当に何が起こったのか "を問いただす計画であることを知ってもらうための戦略的な働きかけを開始した。(最終的には、州の認証に物理的に介入し、選挙投票そのものを妨害することを目指していたと言われている)。



The Base

The network behind January 6th had been coalescing in 2018–2019 in meetings of CNP and the Schlafly Eagles. On September 14, 2018 at the Schlafly Eagles annual conference in St. Louis, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn was awarded the inaugural “Jack Singlaub Award.” Presented by Ed Martin of the Schlafly Eagles and also of Singlaub’s own group, America’s Future, Flynn graciously accepted the award. Many people involved in promoting aspects of the operation were present, including Jack Posobiec, Cassandra Fairbanks, Mike Cernovich, Jim Hoft, and of course, Michael Flynn, his brother Joe, and his son Michael.

 1月6日の背後にあるネットワークは、2018年から2019年にかけて、CNPとシュラフライ・イーグルスの会合で合体していた。2018年9月14日、セントルイスで開催されたシュラフライ・イーグルスの年次会議で、マイケル・T・フリン中将が初代 "ジャック・シングローブ賞 "を受賞した。シュラフライ・イーグルスエド・マーティン氏と、シングローブ氏自身のグループ「America's Future」のエド・マーティン氏から贈られたフリン氏は、快く賞を受け取りました。ジャック・ポソビエック、カサンドラ・フェアバンクス、マイク・サーノヴィッチ、ジム・ホフト、そしてもちろんマイケル・フリン、弟のジョー、息子のマイケルなど、活動を推進してきた多くの人々が出席しました。



※ 2018年9月14日、「2018 Schlafly Eagle Forum Award Dinner」を開催しました。(ツイッター) 

In 2019, the same gathering included even more characters who would go on to become involved in the lead up to and events of January 6th, including Scott Presler, Ali Alexander, Brandon Straka (Walkaway), Jack Posobiec, Logan Cook (Carpe Donktum), and Tony “Spooky” Shaffer. Steve Bannon, who would later go on to say on January 5th, “All hell is going to break loose tomorrow,” also spoke at the Schlafly Eagle Forum in 2019.

 2019年、同じ集まりには、スコット・プレスラー、アリ・アレクサンダー、ブランドン・ストラカ(Walkaway)、ジャック・ポソビエック、ローガン・クック(Carpe Donktum)、トニー・"Spooky"・シェイファーなど、1月6日の出来事に関わることになる人物がさらに多く参加していました。後に1月5日に「明日は大混乱になる」と発言することになるスティーブ・バノンも、2019年のシュラフライ・イーグル・フォーラムで講演を行いました。



※ 2019年シュラフライ・イーグル・フォーラム、9月14日開催。(ツイッター)

Stop The Steal 2020

Jack Posobiec first signaled the intention to pursue a 2020 #StopTheSteal strategy via Twitter, on September 7, 2020.



Two months later, when the election was called for Joe Biden on Saturday, November 7, 2020 (a moment I remember well, as I was standing on the Ellipse at the White House that morning—the same site where the January 6th rally would be organized by CNP member Kylie Kremer just two months later), the CNP network and all its allies were fully activated. This was war.



※ Cohen-Watnick, Patel, Tata, and Ellis (New York Times)


The New York Times, November 11, 2020.


On November 10, Trump installed a clique of four loyalists at the Pentagon and NSA, several notches above their normal pay-grade. He placed Ezra Cohen-Watnick (a former aide to both Flynn and Devin Nunes) as Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security; Anthony Tata as Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Kash Patel as Chief of staff, Defense Department; and Michael Ellis as General Counsel at NSA. This seemed to be a strategic move, but it wasn’t entirely clear why at the time.





※ パウエル、フリン、トランプJr. "The Plot Against the President "にて。(アマンダ・ミリウス、2020年) 

Several co-conspirators, including Patel, Stone, Flynn attorney Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Jack Posobiec, and many others, also appeared in the propaganda film, “The Plot Against the President,” available free on Amazon Prime. The film suggests that Trump was framed in an attempted deep state “coup” during the 2016 transition period—a projection of what was actually happening in 2020.

 また、パテル、ストーン、フリン、弁護士のシドニー・パウエル、ルディ・ジュリアーニ、ジャック・ポソビエックなど、複数の共犯者が、アマゾン・プライムで無料公開されているプロパガンダ映画「The Plot Against the President」に出演しています。この映画では、トランプ大統領が2016年の政権移行期にディープステートによる「クーデター」を企てられたことを示唆しており、2020年に実際に起こっていたことを投影しています。



Parler, a conservative clone of Twitter (created in 2018, following the suggestion by Konstantin Malofeev), had seen a massive uptick in downloads in the days following the election and was being used to attract an audience for planned Stop The Steal rallies. On November 13, I exposed details that raised questions about Parler’s possible links to Russia and to Rebekah Mercer.

 Twitterの保守的なクローンであるParler(Konstantin Malofeevの提案を受けて2018年に作成)は、選挙後の数日間でダウンロード数が大幅に増加し、計画されている「Stop The Steal」の集会の聴衆を集めるために使用されていました。11月13日、私はパーラーがロシアやレベッカ・マーサーとつながっている可能性について疑問を呈する詳細を暴露しました。



※ 11月14日と12月12日にDCで集会、11月18日にジョージア州の国会議事堂でアレクサンダーとジョーンズが集会。(NPR, Reuters, @bgonthescene)

On November 14, the date of the first Stop The Steal Rally in Washington, the Wall Street Journal confirmed that Parler was owned by an opaque shell corporation said to be funded primarily by Rebekah Mercer. (In January, she would fire CEO John Matze, replacing him with CNP member and founder of Tea Party Patriots, Mark Meckler. Parler is now the subject of an inquiry by the House Oversight committee.)

 ワシントンで行われた第1回「Stop The Steal Rally」の開催日である11月14日、ウォール・ストリート・ジャーナル紙は、パーラー社の所有者がレベッカ・マーサーが主に出資しているとされる不透明なシェル企業であることを確認しました。レベッカ・マーサーは、1月にCEOのジョン・マッツェを解雇し、CNPのメンバーでTea Party Patriotsの創設者であるマーク・メクラーを後任に任命しています。パーラーは現在、下院の監視委員会の調査対象となっている)。




Alexander and Alex Jones did a dry run at the Georgia capitol on November 18. A second stop the steal rally was organized for December 12. Jones, Flynn, Stone, and Alexander were speakers at all three main events on November 14, December 12, and January 5–6.

 アレクサンダーとアレックス・ジョーンズは、11月18日にジョージア州の国会議事堂で予行演習を行いました。12月12日には2回目のstop the steal集会が開催されました。ジョーンズ、フリン、ストーン、アレクサンダーは、11月14日、12月12日、1月5~6日の3つのメインイベントすべてで講演を行いました。

Michael Flynn was pardoned by the president and by William Barr on November 30, 2020. He and his attorney Sidney Powell met with the president on December 18 to convince him to declare martial law. White House Counsel Pat Cipillone is said to have talked him out of it.




The danger was palpable. On Sunday, January 3, anticipating what appeared to be brewing within the defense and intelligence community, all ten living former Secretaries of Defense issued a joint letter, stating: “Civilian and military officials who direct or carry out such measures would be accountable, including potentially facing criminal penalties, for the grave consequences of their actions on our republic.


For a full account of the lead-up, see this exhaustive play-by-play going back to September from The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Lab.




A Disaster Unfolds


※ 2020年11月の選挙結果に対する米議会の認証を前に、フリーダムプラザで行われた集会で警備員に挟まれるロジャー・ストーン氏(ドナルド・トランプ米大統領の元顧問)=2021年1月5日、米ワシントンでの抗議活動中。(CNN)


By January 5, the chief conspirators were chanting in unison. From a later CNN report (“How Trump allies stoked the flames ahead of Capitol riot”) about that day:

 1月5日には、主な共犯者たちが一斉に唱和していた。その日のことを後のCNN報道(「How Trump allies stoked the flames ahead of Capitol riot」)から。


Steve Bannon evoked the beaches of Normandy. Michael Flynn drew comparisons to Civil War battlefields and spoke of Americans who died for their country. Roger Stone called it a struggle “between the godly and the godless, between good and evil.” Rudy Giuliani called for “trial by combat.” Ali Alexander said it would be a “knife fight.”

 スティーブ・バノンは、ノルマンディーの海岸を連想させました。マイケル・フリンは南北戦争の戦場になぞらえて、国のために死んだアメリカ人について語りました。ロジャー・ストーンは、この戦いを「神を信じている者と信じていない者、善と悪の戦い」と呼びました。ルディ・ジュリアーニは、"戦闘による裁判 "を呼びかけました。アリ・アレクサンダーは、"ナイフの戦い "になるだろうと言いました。


CNP members were key players in the preparation and execution of the failed coup. Author Anne Nelson has documented CNP’s extensive involvement in her excellent piece published February 22. Dr. Simone Gold pushed COVID disinformation, and was inside the Capitol on January 6th. Sidney Powell worked with Flynn and lawyer Lin Wood on ludicrous legal strategies and typo-laden lawsuits. Cleta Mitchell pleaded, with Trump, to Georgia’s Brad Raffensperger for 11,781 votes. Dr. Scott Magill, of Veterans in Defense of Liberty, summoned veterans and bikers to participate, saying “our battle cry shall be, ‘We will not concede!’”

 CNPのメンバーは、失敗したクーデターの準備と実行に重要な役割を果たした。作家のアン・ネルソンは、2月22日に発表された素晴らしい記事の中で、CNPの広範な関与を記録しています。シモーネ・ゴールド博士は、COVIDの偽情報を流し、1月6日には国会議事堂内にいた。シドニー・パウエルは、フリンやリン・ウッド弁護士と協力して、おかしな法的戦略や誤字脱字の多い訴訟を行った。クレタ・ミッチェルは、トランプと一緒に、ジョージア州のブラッド・ラフェンスパーガーに11,781票を嘆願しました。Veterans in Defense of LibertyのScott Magill博士は、退役軍人やバイカーを召集し、"我々の戦闘の掛け声は、「我々は譲歩しない!」とする "と述べました。




CNP heavyweight Ginni Thomas, wife of Clarence Thomas, enthusiastically supported the January 6th coup; she recanted weeks later. Charlie Kirk helped coordinate transportation to the rally. Brent Bozell IV, son of CNP 30-year executive committee veteran Brent Bozell III, entered the Senate chamber and directed C-SPAN’s camera at the floor.





※ CNPのシモーネ・ゴールド博士、1月6日にキャピトルで開催された Mikki Willisと "Plandemic "のDavid Martin博士が出演するイベントの広告。(Washington Post, Facebook)

On January 3rd, Kylie Kremer, daughter of CNP’s Amy Kremer (who founded Tea Party Patriots with now-Parler CEO Mark Meckler), took out the permit for the rally at the Ellipse. “Plandemic” filmmaker and Standing Rock operative Mikki Willis joined and praised the violent mob, and David E. Martin from Plandemic II spoke at the MAGA Freedom Rally on January 5th. Ali Alexander is, at the time of this writing, “at large,” hosting chats on social audio app Clubhouse, even as others whose involvement was minimal in comparison have been arrested.

 1月3日には、CNPのエイミー・クレマー(現パーラーCEOのマーク・メクラーと一緒にティーパーティー・パトリオットを設立した)の娘であるカイリー・クレマーがエリプスでの集会の許可証を出した。"Plandemic "の映画監督でスタンディングロック工作員であるミッキー・ウィリスは、この暴力的な暴徒に参加して賞賛し、"Plandemic II "のデビッド・E・マーティンは、1月5日に開催されたMAGAフリーダムラリーで講演しました。アリ・アレクサンダーはこの記事を書いている時点では「逃亡中」で、ソーシャル・オーディオ・アプリ「Clubhouse」でチャットを主催していますが、それに比べれば関与の度合いが低い他の人々は逮捕されています。




※ 1月8日、ワシントン・ポストの国家安全保障担当記者グレッグ・ミラーは、この遅れはトランプが設置した忠誠主義者たちのせいだとしている--実際には11月に設置されたのだが。(Twitter)

The Pentagon’s three hour and 19 minute delay in sending National Guard troops was a key cause of the breach of the US Capitol. Capitol Police and the Pentagon have advanced conflicting narratives. The Washington Post reported that some of the delays in making the decision to send troops to the Capitol were caused by the team of loyalists installed by Trump on November 10. Additionally, Michael Flynn’s brother, Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, was part of that decision—a fact that the Army initially lied about. We still do not have a coherent explanation for what happened at the Pentagon that day, and where Flynn himself was as this unfolded. Congress must launch a full investigation.





※ TheRightSide TVのビデオで、1月6日の事件に深く関与していると研究者が考えているVCDL(Virginia Citizens Defense League)のポスターを見せるマイケル・フリン(左)。(vcdl.org)

Heavy participation from people in the military and intelligence community in promotion, preparation, and execution of the event suggests a coordinated networked insurgency. As reported in Part 4, a network of former military and intelligence veterans were instrumental in promoting and advancing the narratives associated with QAnon and that ultimately led to the insurrection.




VCDL logo (vcdl.org)

Additionally, researchers examining the Virginia Citizens Defense League believe that Flynn was directly networked with that group, per the poster on his wall in the video above bearing their logo.



※ "フィアット・カレンシーに反対するプロ・ゴールドの「民間軍事企業」ゴールド・コープ社の "ジョーク "です。(2021年1月5日、2020年12月5日)

Another group, GoldCorp (said to be a “joke meme group,” with the Twitter bio “PREMIER NON-FIAT PMC”), toured the Capitol on January 5th and left menacing stickers, with the help of collaborators inside Congress.

 また、GoldCorpというグループ(「ジョーク・ミーム・グループ」と言われており、ツイッターでは「PREMIER NON-FIAT PMC」という経歴を持つ)は、議会内部の協力者の助けを借りて、1月5日に国会議事堂を巡回し、威嚇的なステッカーを残しました。




Marjorie Taylor Greene (who now represents much of Larry McDonald’s Georgia district 🤯 ) told people in a 2019 video to “flood the Capitol.”

 Marjorie Taylor Greene(現在、ラリー・マクドナルドのジョージア州の地区の多くを代表しています🤯)は、2019年のビデオで人々に "議事堂に殺到するように "と伝えました。


What We Think We Know

The events of January 6th were the expression of a long-standing conflict between two powerful networks. Like two tectonic plates colliding, the conflict resulted in the release of energy in the form of violence, bewilderment, and the rupture of the values and norms of democracy.


The paradigms of left or right and Democrat or Republican have negative utility when trying to evaluate what occurred here, as these networked conflicts are longstanding and have persisted through time. This conflict has roots in the 20th century world wars, and in the US civil war. In history, themes ebb and flow, and some long-standing conflicts return repeatedly over time until a new consensus can be synthesized.


In this case, I believe the primary conflict can be traced back to the idea of “molestation,” and a deep-seated human obsession with the idea of “property.” For some, it is a primary concern. For others, it is secondary to the well-being of society as a whole. We may never fully resolve this, and indeed people who are most enamored with “property,” have developed extensive frameworks predicated on the concept and informed by the non-aggression principle: libertarianism and paleo-conservatism.





A world rooted in the “gold standard” is closer to what libertarians think is a “just” system. Opponents suggest it is also one more likely to fall victim to boom and bust cycles, fascist and authoritarian tendencies, and war and famine. Bitcoin is an attempt to enshrine the libertarian value system in code, and its advocates would very much like to migrate global finances entirely to it. They also tend to believe that intelligence should be used as a tool to keep “subversives” (namely, anti-property ‘communists’) in line.


For most people, these are arcane and counterproductive points of debate. Most people just want to have a comfortable life where they can stay healthy, do some good, achieve some goals, and enjoy the comforts of family.


In the end, it’s about trust. Ideological libertarians want a world where trust is not necessary, because they do not think people or institutions are trustworthy. Most other people feel differently, and believe that trust is not only possible but necessary in order to build a workable world. And some see positive points on both sides of the argument.



 ※ 2021年1月6日に至るまでの出来事やグループを描いたラフスケッチです。

At this point, you will not be surprised to learn that Jack Singlaub was obsessed with gold, and traveled to the Phillippines in 1988 to recover Yamashita’s gold, stashed at the end of World War II. CNP researcher Anne Nelson was in the room in 1988 when he delivered funds to Malacanang Palace, related to his hunt for gold—a hunt that may have been partly successful. Pieces of this story even became part of QAnon folklore, whether true or not.




Others have begun to notice that the same people who infiltrated Standing Rock and promoted QAnon were deeply involved in Occupy Wall Street chapters around the world. Lisa Clapier, the QAnon figure known as “SnowWhite7IAM” ran communications for Occupy LA.

 スタンディングロックに潜入してQAnonを推進した人物が、世界各地のウォール街を占拠する支部に深く関わっていたことに気づく人も出てきました。「SnowWhite7IAM」として知られるQAnonの人物、Lisa Clapierは、Occupy LAのコミュニケーションを担当していました。

This won’t be settled anytime soon. But we can expose it to sunlight. We can stop bickering over the daily stream of provocations and focus on the broader themes of history. We can understand that political technologists are using our “common sense” notions as leverage to radicalize people into increasingly unruly factions.




※ スティーブ・バノンと郭文貴(ツイッター)、法輪功の「Epoch Times」など2021年1月6日の反中共の様子(パーラー

The concept of “Russian meddling” was a bad frame. Rather, we are confronting a global network of ruthless aligned interests that is willing to use fascism and the banner of “anti-communism” to gain and retain power. And that network includes participants in the United States, Russia, UK, Europe and many other countries. Russia’s activity in the United States was a collaboration between peers—not an outside intervention. And we must also hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for its many gross human rights violations.


The lust for power, sex, and wealth knows no bounds, and unless we expose and control it, it will fully and permanently overwhelm the institutions of democracy.


The good news is we know what’s happening. Now, we need to tell the story— and do something about it.





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