The first thing the C.I.A. does before they run a coup d’état anywhere, is take over the television stations, radio signals and major newspapers. Whether the power is cut or the building is flooded, the C.I.A. uses any means necessary to stop the presses and interrupt the signals. This is standard operating procedure. They do this surreptitiously. Once they have control of the media, before they move forward with a coup, the media gaslights the population with endless propaganda similar to what they have done to the people of the United States since Donald Trump was elected.