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US Coup Failed Because Army Didn't Turn Up: Nasheed

There is probably a general in league with Trump with regards to the storming of Capitol Hill, Mohamed Nasheed, Speaker of the People's Majlis, has said.
The Speaker had previously said that the events at Capitol Hill mirrored the events which lead to his sudden resignation on February 7, 2012. In a Facebook post, Nasheed said that "US authorities investigate exactly what happened at the Capitol".
He wrote that according to reports, "members of the Capitol security allowed the protesters into the building", with some police officers snapping selfies with the protestors. "The police, or security, standing back and allowing in protestors is standard strategy in any coup", wrote Nasheed.
"Did the Trump team co-ordinate this with police/security officials beforehand?", asked Nasheed.
Usually in a coup, If this was, in fact, a well planned coup attempt, there will be a General or Generals who Trump and team spoke to, had an understanding with, but the army didn’t turn up and the coup failed.
"Usually in a coup", wrote Nasheed; probably recalling the final hours of his presidency on February 7, "a section of the military will join with the protesters". He called the storming of Capitol Hill by hundreds of Trump supporters a "well-planned coup attempt" with the support of "a General or Generals who Trump and team spoke to, had an understanding with, but the army didn't turn up and the coup failed".
He wrote that he hoped that "political intellectuals don't brush this aside in the name of 'reconciliation'".
He compared the events at Capitol Hill to the fall of Rome.