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Politics Michael Flynn says Myanmar-like coup 'should happen' in US

23:15  31 may  2021
23:15  31 may  2021 Source:   thehill.com

Myanmar Considering Charging Former Leader San Suu Kyi, Other Party Leaders With Treason

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Michael Flynn, former national security adviser in the Trump administration, appeared to call for a Myanmar-like coup to take place in the U.S. during a QAnon conference in Texas.

Michael T. Flynn wearing a suit and tie: Michael Flynn says Myanmar-like coup 'should happen' in US © Getty Images Michael Flynn says Myanmar-like coup 'should happen' in US

MarketWatch reports that Flynn made the remarks while speaking at the QAnon conference in Dallas, which was called "For God & and Country Patriot Roundup." In a video shared online, someone from the audience asks Flynn, "I want to know why what happened in Myanmar can't happen here?"

This question elicited a round of cheers from the audience.

Once the crowd quieted, Flynn responded, "No reason. I mean, it should happen here."

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  Myanmar Refugees Who Fled to Texas Fight for Democracy From Afar Lewisville has become home to thousands of refugees from Chin state, acting as a safe haven and a hive of activism for those opposed to the military junta again running Myanmar.Fifteen years later, he is a member of a Burmese community in the U.S. that would welcome a similar cloak of protection for their homeland as it faces another onslaught from the armed forces.

Myanmar's military seized power and overtook the country's democratically-elected government in February. Since the coup, hundreds have been killed by Myanmar security forces and thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have been detained according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP).

Flynn was former President Trump's first national security adviser before being fired in 2017. In November, Trump issued Flynn a full pardon after he pleaded guilty to lying in special prosecutor Robert Mueller's Russian collusion investigation.

Cheney fires back at Flynn over coup remark

  Cheney fires back at Flynn over coup remark Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) fired back at Michael Flynn on Monday for comments he made during a conference in Texas that appeared to suggest a Myanmar-like coup should take place in the U.S."No American should advocate or support the violent overthrow of the United States," Cheney wrote in a tweet referring to Flynn, who served as national security adviser in the Trump administration.No American should advocate or support the violent overthrow of the United States," Cheney wrote in a tweet referring to Flynn, who served as national security adviser in the Trump administration.No American should advocate or su the United States.

In December, after Biden had been declared the victor of the presidential election, Flynn suggested that Trump should deploy the military to "rerun" the 2020 election. During an appearance on conservative news network Newsmax, Flynn suggested that Trump seize every voting machine in the country and deploy the military to swing states where Biden won.

CNN notes that QAnon followers are distinctly enamored with the idea that Trump will use the military to regain power in the U.S. Many believed that he would declare martial law on Inauguration Day to prevent Biden from assuming the office.

According to CNN, Flynn also falsely claimed at the Dallas event that "Trump won. He won the popular vote, and he won the Electoral College vote." Since leaving the Trump administration, Flynn has become a major figure in the QAnon movement, posting content related to the conspiracy theory on social media.

After Myanmar military coup, Burmese in California struggle to seize the world's attention .
Burmese in the U.S. are protesting the brutal crackdown and urging global intervention. But it's hard to overcome a lack of knowledge and interest."It's a dangerous time there," he said as two masked employees cleaned tables and swept the floors before his Stanton eatery, Irrawaddy Taste Of Burma, opened for the day. "A lot of untold stories. Missing bodies. It's a devastating moment. I am very desperate.

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