Regime Apparatchiks and Sadists Inflict Their Punishments

Regime Apparatchiks and Sadists Inflict Their Punishments. By Julie Kelly.

Prosecutors recently admitted that only a “handful” of individuals, all tied to Islamic terror cells including al-Qaeda and the Taliban, have been convicted of seditious conspiracy in the past several decades. For example, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and nine others were charged and convicted of seditious conspiracy for the 1993 World Trade Center bombings that left six dead and more than 1,000 injured.

How could the charge apply to U.S. citizens who merely entered a government building — Rhodes and one other defendant, incidentally, never went inside — carried no weapons, assaulted no one, and vandalized no property? How would an individual “wage war” against the United States by posting inflammatory text messages and videos?

Those questions, however, did not concern Judge Amit Mehta, appointed to the D.C. District Court by Barack Obama in 2014. Mehta is overseeing a majority of the most consequential January 6 cases including a civil suit filed by Democratic members of Congress against Donald Trump, the Oath Keepers, and the Proud Boys seeking damages for the events of January 6. …

On Thursday, he issued the longest prison term yet for a January 6 defendant; Mehta sentenced Rhodes to 18 years in prison.

Mehta also became the first judge in U.S. history to add a terrorism enhancement to the prison sentence of an American citizen convicted of seditious conspiracy …

Mehta took his time berating Rhodes. “You, sir, present an ongoing threat and a peril to this country, to the republic and to the very fabric of our democracy. You are smart, you are compelling, and you are charismatic. Frankly, that is what makes you dangerous.”

But Stewart Rhodes and the Oath Keepers are not a “threat” to the country or a “peril” to the “fabric of our democracy,” whatever that dramatic nonsense means. They are not “dangerous” — they are powerless, bankrupt, broken, isolated, and ruined for life. They traveled to the nation’s capital to protest an election that by every measure was rigged to favor Joe Biden.

No, the real threat are people like Matthew Graves [U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Biden appointee] and Amit Mehta — arrogant, unaccountable apparatchiks of a bloodthirsty regime hellbent on crushing political dissent in America. Wrongthink punished, federal law bastardized, evidence manufactured from harmless group chats, presumption of innocence flipped on its head, due process denied, the Bill of Rights buried under a mountain of political revenge.

The only “fabric” that concerns Mehta is the parchment of his fancy resume as he burnishes his judicial credentials to earn a big promotion from Joe Biden, or the next Democratic president, sometime soon. …

Armed with history-making criminal convictions and prison sentences, Graves is quickly ascending the ladder that leads to the attorney general’s office. Rich rewards, either at the Justice Department or private law firm, await.

Neither man, nor anyone connected with this inhumane prosecution, has shown an ounce of compassion for the defendants or their families. To the contrary, the government goose steppers responsible for systematically destroying the lives of Americans who dared to protest Joe Biden’s election appear sickeningly gratified by the exercise—as all good Marxists are.

The OathKeepers were thoroughly infiltrated by the FBI. Did the FBI put him up to it? Did the FBI encourage or lead the attack outside the Capitol? What was Ray Epps doing and why isn’t he arrested or charged? The Whitmer kidnapping case turned out to be an FBI operation designed to make the right wing look bad before an election, so it’s no longer unlikely that the FBI was largely behind Jan 6.