An associated force? Why not "enemy of the people"? Or "counter-revolutionary"?
DC is playing a game that they have no idea how it will end.
So true. These arrogant bahstids think they can invoke chaos and then control the chaos. They are so full of themselves that they think that after a mega-transition, that they will remain unscathed in any way; that they will ride out the storm.
The Current Regime is following almost the same script that was in play in Argentina during the 1970’s, when “death squads” were active in the country, taking out what were euphemistically called “communist” elements, but in practice, just about anybody who raised an objection to the activities and methods of the authoritarian Peronistas. And this included other “Peronista” elements who chose to disagree with the imperial powers lodged in Buenos Aires.
These squads would maintain telephone and visual surveillance on any suspect of their choosing, and would sometimes not strike directly, but at family members and relatively innocent associates of the targeted individuals, creating a terroristic atmosphere and a vast amount of induced paranoia. There were dark tales of persons who were “disappeared” and sent to rendition prisons far from their homes, but few episodes of later return.
Richard Nixon was accused of doing just this sort of thing, but that was never demonstrated even during the darkest days of Watergate. The Current Regime, however, has managed to escape such a tarbrush, even though they DO actively practice such a “secret police” approach through the provisions of Homeland Security regulations.
The storm approaches.
Or “enemy of the state”.