“Color Revolution” against Donald Trump - By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
What will happen on
Anti-Trump protest movements
are envisaged alongside a campaign to disrupt.
While there are “genuine
protests” –e.g. those led by the Answer Coalition and Workers World–, the main
thrust is coming from an “engineered” campaign supported and financed by the
Neocons, which is largely intent upon disrupting the inauguration and
destabilizing the Trump presidency. Several progressive organizations
have nonetheless joined the bandwagon of the #Disruptj20 campaign.
The protest movement, in fact,
started on the evening of November 8 prior to the announcement of the election
results. The organizers of this movement are acting on behalf of powerful
elite interests. People are misled: the protests are not being led on behalf of
the genuine concerns of Americans who oppose Trump’s right wing racist agenda.
The engineered protest ops are
coordinated with a relentless propaganda campaign led by the mainstream media,
which includes accusations of high treason and sedition directed against Donald
Trump, who is portrayed as an instrument of the Kremlin.
Even prior to the November 8
elections, former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leo Panetta had already
intimated that Trump is a threat to National Security. According to The
Atlantic, Trump is a “Modern Manchurian Candidate” serving the interests
of the Kremlin. Vanity Fair November 1, 2016
In the wake of the Grand
Electors’ Vote (in favor of Trump) and Obama’s renewed sanctions against
Moscow, the accusations of treason directed against Donald Trump have gone into
high gear. Unprecedented in US history, a movement to impeach an elected
president has been launched prior to his accession to the White House.
The objective of the engineered
protests which has the support of US intelligence is to undermine the
legitimacy of the Trump presidency.
Is it a conspiracy? The various
components of this operation are carefully coordinated. All the essential
features of an American-style “color revolution” with the intent to destabilize
an incoming president are there.
Background: What is a Color
Before proceeding further, let
us focus on the nature and historical origins of the “color revolutions” used
as a means to triggering “regime change”, which have emerged in a large number
of countries in the course of the last decade.
The “color revolution” is a US
intelligence operation which consists in covertly supporting as well as
infiltrating protest movements with a view to triggering “regime change” under
the banner of a pro-democracy template. The objective of a “color revolution”
is to manipulate elections, create violence, foment social unrest and use the
protest movement to topple an existing government. The ultimate foreign policy
goal is to instate a compliant pro-US government (or “puppet regime”).
Engineered protest movements
are carefully planned. They are intelligence ops. They use non-governmental
organizations to recruit protesters.
History: “The Revolution
Business” and “Regime Change”
In August 1999, the CIA set up
a training program for a Serbian NGO entitled OTPOR which subsequently played a
key role in the engineered protest movement conducive to the downfall of
president Slobodan Milosevic. A few years later, OTPOR established a training
and strategizing outfit entitled The Centre for Applied NonViolent Action
and Strategies (CANVAS). CANVAS became a consulting outfit specializing in
“Revolution” on contract to the CIA.
CANVAS was set up by the
CIA as “an International network of trainers and consultants” involved in the
“Revolution Business”. Funded by Freedom House, the National Endowment for
Democracy (NED) as well private corporate foundations. CANVAS constitutes
a consulting outfit, advising and training US-sponsored opposition groups
in more than 40 countries. In this regard, OTPOR played a key role in fomenting
the mass uprisings during the Arab Spring in Egypt in 2011. What appeared to be
a spontaneous democratization process was a carefully planned intelligence
operation. View video below.
How does this relate to the
coordinated operation to undermine the Trump presidency?
What is at stake is a “color
revolution” Made in America which is marked by fundamental rivalries within the
US establishment, namely the clash between competing corporate factions, each
of which is intent upon exerting control over the incoming US presidency.
The OTPOR-CANVAS-CIA model is
nonetheless relevant. Several foundations involved in funding color revolutions
internationally are involved in funding the anti-Trump campaign.
Moreover, while CANVAS’ mandate
is to oversee “color revolutions” internationally, it also has links with a
number of NGOs currently involved in the anti-Trump campaign including
The Occupy Wall Street Movement (OWS). OWS launched by Adbusters was funded via
the Tides Foundation which in turn is funded by a number of corporate
foundations and charities, including the Ford Foundation, Gates Foundation and
the Open Society Institute. Ford is known to have historical links to US
It is worth noting that the
raised fist logo first launched by OTPOR in 1999 as a symbol of CIA-sponsored
color revolutions (including Egypt during the Arab Spring), also constitutes
the symbol of several organizations involved in the anti-Trump engineered
The Inauguration Disrupt
Several hundred thousand Trump
supporters will be present in Washington DC on January 20th. D.C.’s Department
of Homeland Security and Emergency Management estimates that there will be
between 800,000 – 900,000 people in DC for the event, including Trump supporter
Will there be clashes between
The Disruptj20.org campaign is
calling for the disruption of the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20,
#DisruptJ20 is supported by the
work of the DC Welcoming Committee, a collective of experienced local activists
and out-of-work gravediggers acting with national support. We’re building the
framework needed for mass protests to shut down the inauguration of Donald
Trump and planning widespread direct actions to make that happen. We’re also
providing services like housing, food, and even legal assistance to anyone who
wants to join us.
The actions contemplated
include “setting up blockades at checkpoints to prevent people from gaining
access to the inauguration proceedings”. A spokesperson confirmed that
#DisruptJ20 campaign would be “creating a framework to support mass protests
and direct action to shut down the inauguration of Donald Trump”.
This could potentially lead to
violent clashes with tens of thousands of Trump supporters, which is the
ultimate objective of an engineered “Color Revolution” style protest movement
supported covertly by US intelligence. It’s part of the logic of a “color
revolution” scenario (e.g. Kiev-Maidan, Cairo-Tahir Square) which is predicated
on triggering confrontation and urban violence.
Is the Disrupt Campaign
committed to deliberately staging violence on January 20?
“The idea is to shut down
access to the parade as much as possible and slowing it down to a crawl,” said
DisruptJ20 organizer Legba Carrefour. “Then there’s the broader goal of
shutting down the entire city around it and creating a sense of paralysis that
creates a headline that says, ‘Trump’s inauguration creates chaos.’” (NBC,
January 17, 2017)
The organizers of the
engineered protest movement are funded by powerful corporate interests, they
are supported by US intelligence. The objective is not to undermine the racist
right wing agenda of Donald Trump as conveyed in the video below. Quite the