US should have coup like Myanmar, former Trump advisor Michael Flynn tells QAnon conference in Texas

US should have coup like Myanmar, former Trump advisor Michael Flynn tells QAnon conference in Texas
The video circulating on Twitter shows the crowd cheering the suggestion of a coup in the US

迈克尔·弗林, a former national security adviser under the 唐纳德·特朗普 administration, has said that a 缅甸-like coup — in which the military overthrew a democratically elected government — “should happen” in the 我们.

Appearing in Dallas, 德克萨斯州, at a 卡农 会议, Mr Flynn was asked during a Q&A session by a member of the audience: “I want to know why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?”

The video circulating on 推特 shows the question receiving cheering from the crowd. 作为回应, Mr Flynn said: “No reason. 我是说, it should happen here.”

QAnon supporters are allegedly demanding in the US a repeat of a deadly coup by the army, 哪一个 overthrew Myanmar’s democratically elected government 上 1 February on the basis of unproven allegations of voter fraud.

The coup was met with resistance from people and mass protests have take place against it since then, 其中至少 800 civilians, including at least 40 children, have been killed and thousands have been arrested, 根据 Myanmar’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.

Mr Flynn, a former army general, has a tainted track record. He was fired by former president Donald Trump in 2017 after serving less than a month as his national security adviser, over allegations of lying to vice president Mike Pence about his communications with Russia. He pleaded guilty to the FBI during the Mueller investigation.

He was pardoned by Mr Trump last November before Justice Department could announce its verdict on dropping of the criminal case against him, as per his plea.

Mr Flynn has become a prominent figure in the QAnon conspiracy theory. 去年, he posted a video on Twitter reciting QAnon slogans, after which the social media platform banned him, along with a few others others in January during a mass disabling of accounts promoting QAnon conspiracy theories.