DISINFO: An illegal seizure of power took place in the US
  • Outlet: sputnik-georgia.ru (archived)*
  • Date of publication: May 14, 2021
  • Article language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 244
  • Countries / regions discussed: US
Coup US Presidential Election 2020 Manipulated elections/referendum Joe Biden Democratic Party (US)

DISINFO: An illegal seizure of power took place in the US


Following France, there comes the US, some of the US military personnel write open declarations that the country has reached a dangerous point.

What is special about the “Letter of 124” is not only that it expresses doubts, obvious to everyone, about the mental usefulness of the President Joe Biden, not even that it almost directly states that an illegal seizure of power took place in the country [US], with falsification of the election results. The main thing is that the military believes that the coup continues, all the tireless activity of the Democrats “destroys the country”, that is, the democracy, that is, the US itself as such.

A creeping globalist coup throughout the West is simply destroying societies by any means, and then it suddenly turns out that a "man with a gun" can oppose this destruction too.


The claim echoes an open letter signed by a group of 124 retired military officers in the US that has basically amounted to a partisan attack on the Democratic Party and US President Joe Biden, while repeating some of the same false claims about the 2020 presidential elections in the US.

The open letter from a group calling itself Flag Officers 4 America advanced the false conspiracy theory that the presidential vote was rigged in Biden's favour and warned that the nation is "in deep peril" from "a full-blown assault on our Constitutional rights."

The letter received harsh criticism from other military leaders for being anti-democratic, using the gravitas of military rank to spread disinformation while launching a strident partisan invective against an entire American political party, and going against professional norms against politicising the US Armed Forces.

There is no evidence to support the claim that the US 2020 presidential elections were fraudulent. Allegations of electoral fraud have been dismissed more than 60 times by different US courts and judges, both Republican and Democrats, due to lack of any significant evidence, including the Supreme Court in two occasions.

The conclusion from all these investigations is that the November 3rd, 2020 elections were the most secure elections in the history of the United States.


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