Tag: QAnon

Hello, national security? It’s QAnon here. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

However, if you are claiming this particular ABC Four Corners episode was about you; fine, let’s make it about you then. After all, “The Prime Minister takes the lead role in Australian Government counter-terrorism policy coordination.[7]” Mr Morrison, the Australian people deserve an answer to this important question: how did your counter-terrorism policy coordination allow a conspiratorial quasi-political evangelical movement, that almost succeeded in a coup d’etat upon the world’s largest democracy, to infiltrate our home turf of Kirribilli House?

Source: Hello, national security? It’s QAnon here. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Unraveling the mystery behind the QAnon cult

Never run after a bus, a lover or a conspiracy theory — there’ll be another one along soon. When a new conspiracy, say QAnon, comes along, don’t bother asking why. In the touted sapientia (wisdom) of Homo sapiens, it’s just a thing we do. So instead of asking why, ask who’s running it and to what end. That’s my enquiry here.

Source: Unraveling the mystery behind the QAnon cult

Fox hasn’t mentioned Flynn’s call for a military coup in the U.S. | Media Matters for America

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Fox News has not mentioned recent remarks in which retired Gen. Michael Flynn, former President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, expressed support for a military coup in the United States.

Source: Fox hasn’t mentioned Flynn’s call for a military coup in the U.S. | Media Matters for America

“A new inauguration date is set”: Inside the latest QAnon conspiracy theory to “reinstate” Trump | Salon.com

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The QAnon conference came amid reports that Trump is attempting to orchestrate another election coup from his far-off kingdom at Mar-a-Lago. According to a Tuesday tweet from the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, the former President has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August.” Trump’s reported thinking echoes that of his former lawyer’s, Sidney Powell. On Saturday, Powell told attendees to the QAnon conference that Trump “can simply be reinstated.”

Source: “A new inauguration date is set”: Inside the latest QAnon conspiracy theory to “reinstate” Trump | Salon.com

QAnon Conference Organizer Won’t Answer Questions About Whether Michael Flynn Was Paid – Mother Jones

Michael Flynn made some news this Memorial Day weekend. Not in a good way for a retired lieutenant general. Appearing at a “For God & Country” conference in Dallas that was associated with the nutty QAnon movement, Flynn was asked “why what happened in [Myanmar] can’t happen here.” The questioner, who called himself a “simple Marine,” was referring to the brutal military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government there in early February and and installed a junta that has killed over 800 people and detained thousands—and he was citing the Burmese coup as a positive example. People in the pro-Trump, Big Lie-embracing crowd cheered to show their desire for similar action in the United States. Flynn replied, “No reason. I mean, it should happen here.”

Source: QAnon Conference Organizer Won’t Answer Questions About Whether Michael Flynn Was Paid – Mother Jones

Republicans in Congress engage in hateful Islamophobia to defend their Islamophobe, Greene

Republicans have introduced a bill to strip Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of her seat on the Foreign Affairs committee. Omar, of course, has never “liked” a posting on Facebook advocating the killing of a member of Congress, nor has she encouraged people to invade the Capitol. The false equivalence between Greene and Omar was taken up by other Republicans and by Fox Cable News.

Republicans in Congress engage in hateful Islamophobia to defend their Islamophobe, Greene

Trump admitted a “new administration” is coming into office. QAnon supporters claim he’s staying in office anyways. | Media Matters for America

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Supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory claimed that a video of President Donald Trump admitting his presidency is ending is actually a sign that he will stay in office. In reality, it’s more of a sign that the community is dedicated to its delusion of a Trump second term in office regardless of the facts.

Trump admitted a “new administration” is coming into office. QAnon supporters claim he’s staying in office anyways. | Media Matters for America

Twitter permanently suspends QAnon account belonging to friend of Scott Morrison for ‘harmful activity’ | US news | The Guardian

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Twitter says it permanently suspended a QAnon account belonging to a family friend of the prime minister, Scott Morrison, for “engaging in coordinated harmful activity”. Twitter is in the middle of a broader crackdown on QAnon content and is attempting to reduce the amplification of accounts spreading “clear and well-documented informational, physical, societal and psychological offline harm on our service”. BurnedSpy34, a prominent and prolific member of the Australian QAnon scene, was recently permanently suspended.

Twitter permanently suspends QAnon account belonging to friend of Scott Morrison for ‘harmful activity’ | US news | The Guardian

Revealed: the QAnon conspiracy theorist who is friends with Australian PM Scott Morrison | Australia news | The Guardian

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QAnon figure BurnedSpy, whose wife works on the prime minister’s staff, has propagated bizarre theories about Alexander Downer and Julie Bishop

The FBI has previously warned that QAnon could act as a potential motivator for “domestic extremists” and last year Reddit banned one of its main QAnon threads for repeated violations of its content policy, warning it would not tolerate content “that incites violence, disseminates personal information, or harasses” users.

In Australia, one of the more significant QAnon figures tweets under the handle @BurnedSpy34 and has amassed 21,000 Twitter followers in just over a year. BurnedSpy tweets daily QAnon material, including bizarre theories about Alexander Downer and Julie Bishop.

The Guardian has learned the identity of BurnedSpy and established he is a longstanding family friend of the Australian prime minister and his wife, Jenny.

The wife of BurnedSpy works on the prime minister’s staff.

via Revealed: the QAnon conspiracy theorist who is friends with Australian PM Scott Morrison | Australia news | The Guardian