Calls for Michael Flynn to face court martial after retired general tells QAnon conference a Myanmar-style coup SHOULD happen in the US
- Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former President Donald Trump’s former national adviser backed the idea of a military coup similar to Myanmar’s happening in the U.S.
- Flynn was appearing at a conference organized by supporters of the QAnon conspiracy in Dallas, Texas
- Twitter users have called for the retired general to face court martial, the legal process of prosecution in the American Military
- QAnon supporters have aired their support for a coup to take place that would see Trump be placed back at the White House
- Myanmar’s military-led coup in February of this year saw the country’s democratically-elected government overturned
Michael Flynn has been blasted for comments he made at a QAnon conference where he told attendees that a military coup similar to one that recently occurred in Myanmar should happen in the United States.
Calls mounted on social media for the retired general to face a military court martial for his comments at a conference in Dallas, Texas, that had been organized by supporters of the QAnon conspiracy.
Flynn, who was National Security Advisor for former President Trump, was responding to a question from an audience member.
The man said he was a ‘simple Marine’ and asked ‘why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?’
‘There’s no reason’, Flynn responded as the audience cheered. ‘I mean, it should happen — that’s right.’
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former President Donald Trump’s former national adviser backed the idea of a military coup similar to Myanmar’s happening in the U.S.
Flynn was appearing at a conference organized by supporters of the QAnon conspiracy in Dallas, Texas over the weekend
Myanmar’s military-led coup saw the country’s democratically-elected government overturned.
Military chief Min Aung Hlaing was installed as the country’s leader with the junta killing hundreds of civilians.
Flynn’s exchange drew surprise online with many calling him for to be taken to task over his comments.
‘Hello SecDef! Can we get a Court Martial? Call him back to duty and then dishonorably discharge him. My tax payer dollars shouldn’t be paying for his benefits,’ wrote one.
‘Wow. It don’t get much more traitory than this,’ added another.
‘Why isn’t Michael Flynn behind bars of fomenting a treasonous insurrection against the United States? Surely treasonous words are not covered by Trump’s pardon,’ asked Muriel Burrows.
‘Recall General Michael Flynn to active duty immediately for purposes of court-martial. This must be done ASAP.’ tweeted Jeannette Stone.
‘I think now might be a good time to call retired officer Michael Flynn back to active duty, court martial and strip him of his rank and benefits for conspiracy and committing seditious acts against the United States,’ said another.
‘Michael Flynn is clearly an enemy of the USA. Let’s honor our veterans this Memorial Day by arresting this unamerican traitor.’
A number of Twitter users heard the comments and demanded that he be court-martialed
‘Minimar? sounds like dude has been spending too much time at the minibar,’ joked one Twitter user who noticed Flynn’s mispronunciation.
‘We now return you to the Republican coup, already in progress . . . THIS is why the GOP wants to block every investigation into the January 6th attack on the Capital: Because it starts and ends with them,’ said DC Lascelle.
‘Flynn hopefully will be prosecuted under 18 U.S. Code § 2385 Astonishing if someone holding the rank of General in the United States Army who was also a National Security Advisor can get away with calling for a Myanmar-style coup,’ wrote another user.
‘FBI please arrest this man. He is asking Americans to turn against their government!’, demanded another Twitter follower.
Myanmar’s military-led coup in February of this year saw the country’s democratically-elected government overturned. Protesters are pictured in Yangon in February
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C.
In the past, QAnon supporters have aired their support for a coup to take place that would see Trump be placed back at the White House.
One interview aired on CNN showed Trump supporters advocating for a military coup to take over and ‘redo’ the election, remove ‘puppet president’ Joe Biden and hold a new inauguration for Trump.
President Trump pardoned Flynn last Thanksgiving. Flynn’s conviction for lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation was wiped following the presidential pardon.
In 2017, Trump fired Flynn after just weeks on the job after it was revealed he did not disclose his contacts with Russia’s former ambassador to the US to Vice President Mike Pence.
President Trump pardoned Flynn last Thanksgiving. Flynn’s conviction for lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation was wiped following the presidential pardon. Pictured in 2016