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European Leaders, Media React to Capitol Hill Mayhem

European Leaders, Media React to Capitol Hill Mayhem

Merkel “angry” and “sad” to see “attackers and rioters” storming the U.S. Capitol building.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdBt0Ta6028&t=37s

European leaders and the mainstream media on the other side of the Atlantic came out in unison to condemn the violence in the Capitol Hill. The leaders of the three leading European powers, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, found the harshest words to criticize pro-Trump protesters responsible for the mayhem.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who previously cheered the U.S. Black Lives Matter protests, slammed the Capitol Hill incident in the sharpest terms. Merkel was “angry and also sad” to see “attackers and rioters” storming the U.S. Capitol building, she said. “I regret very much that President Trump has still not admitted defeat, but has kept raising doubts about the elections,” she complained.

German President Walter Steinmeier accused the U.S. president of personally “attacking the heart of the democracy.” He described the rioters as an “armed mob, spurred on by the [U.S.] president.”

Germany’s state-run and mainstream media, opposed to President Trump’s domestics and foreign policy from the day one, was equally livid over the events unfolding in the Washington, DC.

“The end of his time in power can’t come soon enough,” the German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle lamented in an editorial. Germany’s most-read political weekly Der Spiegel echoed the sentiment with an editorial titled “Why Every Passing Day [with] Trump [in power] Hurts the U.S.”.

Sharp condemnations also came from other European and EU leaders.

German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported the European reaction to the events:

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the images from Washington DC showed a contempt for democracy.

“The enemies of democracy will rejoice at these inconceivable images from #WashingtonDC,” he tweeted. “Seditious words turn to violent actions — on the steps of the Reichstag, and now in the #Capitol. Contempt for democratic institutions has devastating effects.”

“Trump and his supporters should finally accept the decision of the American voters and stop trampling democracy underfoot,” Maas added.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the scenes in the US capital a “disgrace,” and called for a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.

French President Emmanuel Macron responded to Wednesday’s violence at the US Capitol, saying he has confidence in the strength of democracy in the US.

“What happened in Washington is not American,” Macron said in a short video speech posted on Twitter. (…)

European Union leaders such as Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel also took to Twitter to condemn the unrest, while urging a peaceful transformation of power.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven condemned the attacks on the Capitol. “President Trump and many members of Congress bear significant responsibility for what’s now taking place.

The democratic process of electing a president must be respected,” he said. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg condemned the “shocking scenes” from the US capital, saying the outcome of the presidential election must be upheld.

The BBC covered the response of other European leaders:

In Europe, a chorus of leaders condemned the scenes in Washington as an attack on democracy.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said: “I have trust in the strength of US democracy. The new presidency of Joe Biden will overcome this tense stage, uniting the American people.” (…)

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven described the incident as “worrying” and said it was “an assault on democracy”.

Top EU leaders have also made their views known. European Council President Charles Michel said he trusted the US “to ensure a peaceful transfer of power” to Mr Biden, while European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she looked forward to working with the Democrat, who “won the election”.

“Donald Trump has disgraced tradition and that will be his lasting legacy,” Thursday’s editorial in the London Times declared.

The left-wing British newspaper Guardian called rioters “Trump’s footsoldiers.” The U.S. president “has been prepared to wreak carnage on the political system that elevated him to the most powerful office,” the newspaper commented.

The leading French newspaper Le Monde commented on the events with the headline “The Last Rampages of Donald Trump.”

The Spanish daily El Mundo ran an editorial titled: “This is How Democracy Dies.” The newspaper accused the U.S. president of having “contempt for democratic institutions and constant[ly] resort[ing] to insult, lies and harassments of the media.”

The Dutch-language daily De Volkskrant compared the pro-Trump demonstrators to a “Frankenstein monster” which possesses the “willingness to use force.”

By creating the mayhem on the Capitol Hill, the pro-Trump rioters have played right into the hands of the European political elite and the mainstream media, who have long tried to define the anti-establishment movement which emerged with the 2016 Brexit vote by its worst aberrations on the right.

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SpenserMaldrum | January 7, 2021 at 8:32 am

To paraphrase (not endorse) the esteemed philosopher Chappelle; “the second amendment is in place if the 1st doesn’t work out”
Yesterday the 1st did not work out… i am not encouraged.

Hasn’t Angie the globalist had a problem with AntiFA-like appropriations in Germany? Is it sad that AntiFA infiltrated the rally? Yes. Is it also sad that people have felt that their rights as citizens have been trampled on by Socialists? Yes. Was yesterday a combination of outside AntiFA agitators paid to cause chaos coupled with frustrated citizens who know that the elections were rigged and that Biden was not democratically elected rather he was Democrat-ly elected!

I would have liked to see the same level of opprobrium from these sanctimonious Europeans, and from the worthless, water-carrying, lemming media complex and the Dhimmi-crat apparatchiks, when goose-stepping, jackbooted “Anti-fa” and “Black Lives Matter” thugs were torching cities, destroying businesses, shooting people in the street, and — to top it all off — desecrating and vandalizing numerous synagogues across America, in their best imitation of German National Socialists from the 1930’s.

Interesting how the vile media lackeys and the Dhimmi-crat “leaders” couldn’t summon an ounce of moral clarity and courage to condemn six-plus months of total nihilism, wanton violence and totalitarian cruelty, from goose-stepping, Dhimmi-crat jackboots.

4 years we’ve had impeachment, investigations of our President, to the tune of 43 million dollars, Hunter Biden being paid so much money by China and Ukraine he had to take it in with a rake, and from our media and lawmakers complete silence. Our Court nominees slandered, maligned in public hearings.
Schumer telling us that first they take Georgia, then they add two “progressive states, THEN WE CHANGE AMERICA!
What do we get from our lawmakers? Lockdowns, masks, and isolation.
I’m so upset words fail me! Not one stinking reporter or politician has asked “why did all these people come to D.C. and demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the way things are going.
Never have I heard one word about the owners and employees of businesses ransacked by rioters and put out of business and employment.
Wake up!

    Whitewall in reply to Hawk. | January 7, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Tucker asked that question last night. I don’t know how big that crowd was, I’ve heard a hundred thousand, but they came on their own. Not sponsored by a third party. DC will simply insulate itself more and unload on us. Bad mistake. Fix our institutions now while there is still time.

    mark311 in reply to Hawk. | January 7, 2021 at 9:27 am

    I appreciate the sentiment and agree to some extent. That’s one reason the violence is so unjustified. Genuine peaceful protest on a large scale would have made a strong point to the establishment. Instead the violence and disorder has become the story.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to mark311. | January 7, 2021 at 11:07 am

      It is a shame that Europeans did not recognize that there are consequences for allowing Antifa and Black Liars Matter to commit violence, and for Dems constant fraud, trying to disrupt Trump’s presidency.

      Now it is time to do the same, times ten, to Biden and easy Ho Harris.

      The grand scope of election fraud is damning.

      healthguyfsu in reply to mark311. | January 7, 2021 at 12:25 pm

      You aren’t fooling anyone. We saw your BS yesterday. Peaceful protest would have been your preference because it would have been crickets. This was the only way to be heard (in stark contrast to the glowing coverage of “mostly peaceful” BLM movement rallies).

        mark311 in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 7, 2021 at 12:43 pm

        The comments I wrote had the advantage of being fact based. You do realise that there is a backlash from a number of previously Trump supporting quarters because of the violence. The protestors have forced people to pick a side and when morons decide to storm the heart of democracy when a constitutional event is taking place that’s an afront to democracy and the principles of the constitution. History will not be kind to the Trump movement.

          healthguyfsu in reply to mark311. | January 7, 2021 at 1:10 pm

          Facts are indisputable. Opinions asserted as fact are mistakenly presented as facts all of the time..your keyboard crusade was a case study in this.

          SDN in reply to mark311. | January 7, 2021 at 5:03 pm

          We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves longer.

          Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament.

          Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope.

          Patrick Henry, 1775

          mark311 in reply to mark311. | January 9, 2021 at 10:51 am

          @healthguyfsu

          If you provide a quote from me which you’d like evidence for I’d be happy to provide that evidence.

          Its difficult to respond when your comment is so general. I’ve done my level best to provide links and supported arguments.

      Mac45 in reply to mark311. | January 7, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      Please. A simple demonstration would have made NO impact on the Establishment. It never does. The media would have ignored it. The PTB would have ignore it. They would all have believed that the demonstrators were harmless.

      Now, the demonstrators were very restrained, even the ones who entered the Capital building. No arson. No widespread destruction. No real damage at all. They were not a physical threat to anyone. We have seen the same thing play out across the country, with these deplorable demonstrators. Armed men walked into the Michigan state house and no one opened fore on them. No damage was done. No violence occurred. In DC, yesterday. No one boarded up their businesses. No one was warning of the possibility of rampaging mobs destroying the city. These people were expected to simply show up, cheer for DJT, mill around for a while and then go home. However, a few marched on the seat of Legislative power in the country, which houses their elected representative, the Capital. They were making another statement. They were saying that they were willing to play by the new rules of politics, as well. And, the political Establishment, which ho hummed its way through months of rioting, looting, arson, graffiti, physical attacks and even homicide, suddenly has a meltdown and goes ballistic. The only significant casualty of violence was an unarmed woman climbing through a window, who was shot and killed by a government employee.

      These are the new rules for gaining the attention of your elected politicians. Will the PTB wake up? I hope so.

        mark311 in reply to Mac45. | January 9, 2021 at 10:54 am

        I can’t agree, the indications are 50 police officers injured and 5 dead. The level of destruction I agree was relatively restrained but the fact remains they should not have been in the building during a constitutional event such as that. Nor should they have been stealing laptops and papers.

          dkabay in reply to mark311. | January 10, 2021 at 5:14 am

          My understanding that only 1 police man died (at work after been hit by a fire extinguisher the day before?) The woman “intruder”(I believe they had a right to protest as long as Rights and the Constitution were not threatened) was shot (“unlawfully??) by police from initial accounts. The others died of “medical” reasons (heart attacks (not surprising given how old they looked), falling while swinging down balconies and breaking their necks?? ) Any one has a list of the details. Any of the intruders injured?? I have seen no numbers. So “intruders” came off second best-at least in deaths. Not really serious regards the people’s protest. The individuals doing the bad things can be ID and taken to court. The We The People did the right thing by Rights and the Constitution.

          Permission to be present: The event was open public event so We THE People had a right to be there, No question of Rights or the Constitution here

          Property. If it was only a few lap tops and papers taken then I think it is a question of Mass Hysteria of the world’s people to the event and perhaps the water should be looked at as the cause. Definitely an example of mass group think!!

Frau M: “Shocking! In the old days, we’d have rounded them up and had them shot! Poor weak Americans.”

Who cares?

Maybe Merkel and the other EUros are watching us and then their own people with a wary eye. Their people see this too.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Whitewall. | January 7, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    They are watching this and want Grandpa Joe so they can go back to milking the US for every penny and stepping on us along the way.

Seems anything the Right does “plays right into the hands” of someone. Only the Right. The Left, nah, just them acting out.

Should anyone give a damn what those stupid socialists have to say? They’ve already let criminals ruin their countries.

“By creating the mayhem on the Capitol Hill, the pro-Trump rioters have played right into the hands of the European political elite and the mainstream media, ”

Do you think I give a flying kite what European media and politicians think of us? Grow a spine, man!

    MarkSmith in reply to herm2416. | January 7, 2021 at 10:03 am

    “By creating the mayhem on the Capitol Hill, the pro-Trump rioters have played right into the hands of the European political elite and the mainstream media, ”

    No, there was no Pro-Trump rioters. Provide it. There where antifa riots. There were people there egging people to break in to the Capital.

    It was staged. It either the women that was kill got caught up in the moment created by Antifa or she was part of the plan and it went sideways when they shot her.

    It is pretty bad when Joe Scarborough states the obvious and ask why the Capital police let them in. He might want to be rethinking that state.

    Why did the Capitol Police fail to protect the Capitol?
    By Thomas Lifson

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/why_did_the_capitol_police_fail_to_protect_the_capitol.html

    Two known Antifa members posed as pro-Trump to infiltrate Capitol riot: sources

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/07/known-antifa-members-posed-as-pro-trump-to-infiltrate-capitol-riot-sources/

    It is interesting that Tim Poole said that Antifa will be wearing their Trump hats backwards. I guy that was right next to the women that was killed is seen in the pictures and in an interview wearing his hat backwards.

they can all suck my sweaty ballsack.

I am sad that America is no longer a republic.

If the legal vote had been honestly counted the side of liberty would now control all three branches of government but our communist Democrats were able to use their massive infrastructure of vote fraud and election fraud to steal the country from us.

Now that system of election fraud is cemented in place and we will never have another real election again.

Our briefly great again country will now just be one more communist hellhole where an unfree people will never again have any power to vote its rotten leaders out.

Don’t blame the Constitution. It included the perfect defense against this possibility: a clause that guarantees us a republican form of government, effectively declaring actual war against any unrepublican form of state government that might crop up, REQUIRING that The United States nullify the legal influence of any such state government and that its existence be expunged.

But that clause was never enforced. For decades the Democrat run states were allowed to install their infrastructure for enabling mass vote fraud: corrupt voter rolls, no voter i.d. required, mail-in ballots with little to no verification, even the legalization of ballot harvesting in some states.

Instead of striking all of this down as a direct attack on the guarantee of a republican form of government our Supreme Court declared that they don’t know what republicanism is, despite the framers of our Constitution stating perfectly clearly that it means popular sovereignty, that the people shall choose by honest majority rule elections who shall govern them.

So the Court stood by even as systems of outright election fraud were put in place: election machinery created at the behest of communist dictators for the express purpose of manipulating votes and stealing elections. They stood by as state after state mass mailed multiple unsolicited ballot applications to every address in their state that anyone could harvest and vote with little to no verification.

Nobody ever even sued on guarantee clause grounds because SCOTUS had long said “no.”

And then worst of all, not a single lawyer in the entire country ever told our great fighting president that he had his own inherent authority under the republican guarantee to do whatever was necessary to expunge the unrepublican election-stealing state governments that sprang up on his watch and nullify their power.

He didn’t have to wait for court rulings. He didn’t have to wait for Pence or Congress to act. He kept looking for who could help him stop this fraudulent usurpation of our democratic process. No one ever told him that under the guarantee clause he already had all necessary power in his own hands. He just needed to figure out the best way to use it, which is not hard.

He could have declared the states that ran the most fraudulent elections to be unrepublican, declared that this makes their election results null and void and makes any subsequent process that is based on them null and void, and on that basis he could have ordered the federal government to re-run the tainted elections in model open and honest fashion, with the normal post-election presidential selection process to be put on hold and begun anew when the new elections were completed.

That would have been the constitutionally correct procedure. Anything less and the republican guarantee would fail to be a guarantee, as has now happened.

America is no longer a republic. Unless by some miracle word can somehow be gotten to Trump that he can still do this.

For a short time he is still president and while the naming of the illegitimate Biden as the new president complicates things, the logic is still the same: declaring the tainted states to be unrepublican would still make the presidential selection process that proceeded with their electors included unrepublican and hence void, requiring a delay until the federal government can step in and re-run the voided election results.

The difference is that now Congress has weighed in on the other side. In the current circumstance that is good. It means that Congress would now have grounds to sue President Trump for this action, which would immediately take the case to the Supreme Court, where Trump should win, and if SCOTUS says new elections is a good plan the majority of the American people will embrace that.

Of course the Elitist Establishment leader of Europe are worried about yesterday’s display. They have been fighting populism for years. The biggest bulwark against a populist triumph was a United States firmly in the control of the Elite Establishment. Now, they see that control slipping. If it slips far enough, well… the French Revolution can still be seen in the rear view mirror.

The overall goal is to prevent the creation of strong male Christian role models. Once you realize the goal, you understand better….

How long was Trump a Democrat?

ANY American soldier putting him or herself in harm’s way for Germany or France or Sweden or Britain is throwing their life away for nothing.

I’m honestly angry that any world leader who did not condemn BLM riots over the summer has the gall to have any public opinion about this extremely strictly internal matter.

This cements my opinion that Germany et al are not American allies and we don’t owe them anything, where our interests converge work with them but not when they don’t.

That said those rioters and everyone standing with them or who spent two months inciting them are cancer in our party and need to be excised. There is no excuse or defending what they did. People like those at TGP can not be permitted to ever have a seat at the table again after this it is unforgivable and unforgettable.

It was as morally atrocious as it was tactically moronic and we don’t need those morons doing it again. We are going to receive major backlash across our society because of those jackasses.

Trump also needs to be isolated and permanently removed from any form of influence. His two months since November 3rd are unforgiveable.

Some one said “these people took over the national legislature of the USA” and and I replied “they would have done a better job!. The pictures showed no damage to property, no evidence of We The People having weapons (though the pictures showed a lot of police with weapons drawn), a million people not thousands there because THEY individually want to be and not because, as alleged by the establishment (it helps their cause), they are robots of Thrump, a very wide diversity of people legally protesting, police letting them trough and not doing their job (perhaps under orders to allow what occur to occur so as to ????) We The People lying face down on the flour with arms out stretched following police orders, 4 killed 1 shot (by police?) 3 dead because of medical reasons (heart attacks , possibly falling from heights (see picture)breaking their necks ??- But will this be investigated and told??).

I think the real reason of why the establishment is “up set” is that you had 2 of We the People sitting in the very comfortable chairs of the house and senate leaders and and “dirtying” them. When I read the USA rights and constitution I see no crime other than disobeying authority and damaging a little property. I thought the senate and house were public property so no crime in trespassing and sitting in comfortable public chairs. Let Wednesday be a day that We The People” legally protested with very little harm done to Rights of others and within the constitution as Thump has done. However nothing will protect We The People from wokeism, big socialist government, destruction of individual freedom and the rise of media/communication propaganda and control domination-these are not against the Rights and the Constitution of the USA and will come!

As I have always said “We need to separate the man Thrump ,who is one of We The People and was legally elected president of the USA and “Trumpism” which is actively practised by 70 million adult self reasoning people who are also We The People. Thrump for the last 4 years just, on most occasions, represented them as reflecting their aspirations which no one else in the establishment ( the life time born to rule, most journalists, the university indoctrinated , and life time members of the deep state) stood up and did. Of course Thrump the man is different from the people in the establishment. That is why he annoyed them and why he could accomplished what he promised he would do for the We The People he represented. Thrump was an individual representing individual We The Peoples. Both performed as promised and as expected within the Rights and Constitution. But there is still more to accomplish
This year showed the pitiful nature of the USA electoral system of which there is 50 distinct varieties (one of them says you can delay knowing who governs the nation by saying the vote is no conclusive enough that it has to be re run!!) This needs to be corrected and, sorry to say, made similar to say the Australian federal controlled system?? When you have a system such as this combined with the establishment that doesn’t like what these people aspire to and a media that shirks it duty as the 4th arm and a bureaucracy that actively does not serve this section of We The People, it them becomes the duty of the 5th arm of government (We The People) to legally show their concerns as on Wednesday we saw they did!

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