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A well fed man has many problems, a hungry man has one, by Ol’ Remus

Ol’ Remus suggests that violence is coming…against the Deep State. From Ol’ Remus at theburningplatform.com:

The deep state and their financiers are both fearful and hopping mad now that their soft coup has failed so publicly. With the appearance of legitimacy no longer in play, look for a kinetic solution kicked off with direct action by their “arms length” recruits and creations: MS13, Moslem enclaves, Black Lives Matter, La Raza, Panthers, Sinaloa, Antifa, et al. The cammie-clad opposition will react in kind, and rightly so, but the real action begins elsewhere.

As Vox Day pointed out , Detroit became “a” manufacturer of automobiles, not “the” manufacturer of automobiles when the Japanese captured the entry-level market. Poof—the spell was broken. No matter how many punitive regulations it piled up, no matter how many awards it gave itself, the carnage continued—from the bottom up. The principle is obvious and simple, no one respects an outfit that can’t protect its home turf.

This is what to look for when partisan gang and counter gang violence is breaking news. The curtain has truly gone up when associates of the deep state elite fall victim to seemingly random crimes in numbers. DC considers itself “inside the wire” yet what credibility will this have when their office managers and security chiefs are found dead in the elevator or bumped off while waiting at a traffic light or fall out of a tenth-floor window?

The intent is for the deep state and everyone else to see doom approaching like gangrene. Go-fers know their bosses are up to their mirrored sunglasses in criminal enterprises. Again, no one respects an outfit that can’t protect its home turf, including the paid help. Fear spreads fastest among peers. Expect to see a lot of sick time and other absenteeism.

An aside: a good number of mysterious deaths of mid-level operatives in DC during the Clinton and Obama years probably fall into this category. When there’s no other explanation that makes sense, keep the “horse head in the bed” notion in mind. Players know the upper levels of the DC police are a warehouse for comically inept, politicized and otherwise unemployable hacks. Recall the DC Sniper debacle and multiply by several levels of magnitude in a serious insurgency.

To continue reading: A well fed man has many problems, a hungry man has one

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What the FBI/FISA Memo Really Tells Us About Our Government, by Ron Paul

First and foremost, the House Intelligence Committee shows Americans that there is a Deep State with a deeply vested interest in perpetuating the status quo, which in the 2016 election meant getting Hillary Clinton elected, and afterwards meant discrediting Donald Trump. From Ron Paul at ronpaulinstitute.org:

The release of the House Intelligence Committee’s memo on the FBI’s abuse of the FISA process set off a partisan firestorm. The Democrats warned us beforehand that declassifying the memo would be the end the world as we know it. It was reckless to allow Americans to see this classified material, they said. Agents in the field could be harmed, sources and methods would be compromised, they claimed.

Republicans who had seen the memo claimed that it was far worse than Watergate. They said that mass firings would begin immediately after it became public. They said that the criminality of US government agencies exposed by the memo would shock Americans.

Then it was released and the world did not end. FBI agents have thus far not been fired. Seeing “classified” material did not terrify us, but rather it demonstrated clearly that information is kept from us by claiming it is “classified.”

In the end, both sides got it wrong. Here’s what the memo really shows us:

First, the memo demonstrates that there is a “deep state” that does not want things like elections to threaten its existence. Candidate Trump’s repeated promises to get along with Russia and to re-assess NATO so many years after the end of the Cold War were threatening to a Washington that depends on creating enemies to sustain the fear needed to justify a trillion dollar yearly military budget.

Imagine if candidate Trump had kept his campaign promises when he became President. Without the “Russia threat” and without the “China threat” and without the need to dump billions into NATO, we might actually have reaped a “peace dividend” more than a quarter century after the end of the Cold War. That would have starved the war-promoting military-industrial complex and its network of pro-war “think tanks” that populate the Washington Beltway area.

Biggest Nunes Memo Revelations Have Little To Do With Its Content, by Caitlin Johnstone

Republican Congressman Thomas Massie had the $64 question: “who made the decision to withhold evidence of FISA abuse until after Congress voted to renew FISA program?” The issue was analyzed in “Bad People Lied to a Kangaroo Court,” and its more important than the issues raised by the House Intelligence Committee’s memorandum. Caitlin Johnstone’s take, at consortiumnews.com:

The most important revelations of the Nunes Memo relate not to its content, but the political establishment’s response to its release, argues Caitlin Johnstone.

It’s fitting that the ever-tightening repetitive loops of America’s increasingly schizophrenic partisan warfare finally hit peak shrillness and skyrocketed into a white noise singularity on Groundhog Day. Right now, we’re right about at the part of the movie where Bill Murray is driving over a cliff in a pickup truck with a large rodent behind the wheel.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol on March 22, 2017, in Washington, DC.
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

If you only just started paying attention to U.S. politics in 2017 what I’m about to tell you will blow your mind, so you might want to sit down for this: believe it or not, there was once a time when both of America’s mainstream political parties weren’t screeching every single day that there was news about to break any minute now which would obliterate the other party forever. No Russiagate, no Nunes memo, no Rachel Maddow red yarn graphs, no Sean Hannity “tick tock,” no nothing. People screaming that the end is nigh and it’s all about to come crashing down were relegated to street corners and the occasional Infowars appearance, not practicing mainstream political punditry for multimillion dollar salaries on MSNBC and Fox News.

I’m not saying it’s a bad thing that Americans are starting to look critically at the power dynamics in their country, but the partisan filters they’ve pulled over their eyes are causing mass confusion and delusion. Now everyone who questions the CIA is a Russian agent and the term “deep state” suddenly means “literally anyone who doesn’t like Donald Trump.” Your take on the contents of the Nunes memo will put you in one of two radically different political dimensions depending on which mainstream cult you’ve subscribed to, and it will cause you to completely miss the point of the entire ordeal.

To continue reading: Biggest Nunes Memo Revelations Have Little To Do With Its Content

 

Numerous and Burning Scandals Within The FBI Forces The Deep State To Further Expose Themselves, by Jon Hall

Perhaps an unfortunate choice of words in the title of this article, but it’s a good article. From Jon Hall at fmshooter.com:

At the start of the week, it was revealed that – along with the 50,000 text messages originally exchanged between the FBI’s Peter Strzok and Lisa Page even more messages were deleted and left unpreserved, about five months’ worth of communications in total.

Back in December, Peter Strzok ignited a firestorm after being exposed as sending anti-Trump texts to his mistress, Lisa Page, whilst part of the bogus Russia investigation being led by Robert Mueller.

Strzok was demoted and re-assigned from the Russia investigation last summer but the damage had already been done…

Strzok’s scope of power was massive. He oversaw the Clinton e-mail investigation and even interviewed Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, two of Clinton’s top aides. Strzok was also involved in the changing of the language used in James Comey’sstatement regarding Clinton’s use of a home e-mail server.

Strzok even spoke of an “insurance policy” in case Trump won the election and told Page “we can’t take the risk” of a Trump presidency.

Fox News also reports that “high-level FBI officials” allegedly had “secret society” meetings and were involved with Strzok:

The secret society referenced in a text message between… Strzok and… Page allegedly involved multiple “high-ranking FBI officials“…

After the claims of alleged Russian interference in our election, the fact that our own intelligence agencies were attempting to orchestrate and usurp our democracy is inexcusable – and disgusting.

As pointed out by Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC), Strzok even told Page on May 4, 2016: “Now the pressure really starts to finish MYE…” This is notable because MYE – or “Mid-Year Exam” – was the FBI’s code for the Clinton investigation

May 4 was also the same day Ted Cruz dropped out of the race, leaving Trump the sole nominee for the Republican nomination. Going even further, Meadows also points out…

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America’s Civil War, by Justin Raimondo

A civil war rages between America’s ruling class and its supporters, and everyone else. From Justin Raimondo at antiwar.com:

It’s here, it’s real, it’s now – and I know what side I’m on

For nearly twenty-five years I have been writing in this space about war: that is, the wars we have waged against other countries. I’ve heard every possible rationalization for these conflicts, from “weapons of mass destruction” to “he’s killing his own people” to babies being bayoneted in their incubators and on down the line.

Now that I’ve reached a milestone in my career as a chronicler of this kind of folly, and thought I’d seen it all, I’ve come upon something entirely new and that totally outdid my experience and expectations: civil war in America.

Oh, and you should hear the rationales! They make George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Richard Perle come off like paragons of honesty and rectitude.

According to a coalition of forces including the Democratic party, the FBI, the CIA, and most of the “news” media, the country has been taken over by Vladimir Putin and the Russian State: President Donald J. Trump is an instrument in their hands, and the independence of the United States has been fatally compromised: the President and his top aides are taking their orders from the Kremlin.

This wouldn’t even pass an elementary course in formulaic script-writing, not to mention that gigantic plagiarism problem such a project would pose: it’s been done to death. But a lack of originality isn’t something that would stop our spooks, as dogged as they are.

Our intelligence agencies are at war with the executive branch of government, and they have been ever since Trump triumphed in the Electoral College and decisively defeated Hillary Clinton. The FBI/CIA/Deep State have been trying mightily to reverse the election results since that moment, to no avail.

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Bad Moon: (Trouble) Rising, by Alastair Crooke

The US Deep State, bruised in its encounters with Trump, is looking for new ways to make trouble. From Alastair Crooke at strategic-culture.org:

It seems that we are coming to the crux: President Trump, like Reagan before him, was elected by ‘the people’ rather than by (what Paul Craig Roberts calls the ‘ruling interest groups’): “As a high official in Reagan’s government who was aligned with Reagan’s goals to end stagflation and the Cold War, I experienced first-hand, the cost of going against the powerful interest groups that are accustomed to ruling. We took away part of their rule from them, but now they have taken it back. And, they are now stronger than before”. I too, experienced something of the panic that the end to the Cold War induced amongst the ‘ruling interest groups’ — after all, American policy in the Middle East (and western Europe) was entirely dominated by an unstoppable momentum to cleanse it of all Russian influence. And then – ‘pop’ – the Soviet enemy suddenly, was ‘enemy’ no more. Yet, the ‘ruling interest groups’ were, by then, fully committed to a globalized (i.e. a culturally non-nationalist, consumerist, life-style,) rules-based, political and financial, ‘world’, shaped by the US. Serendipitously, after 9/11, terrorism emerged served to underpin the perceived need for a common defence-based, NATO-esque, global ‘order’, as the glue to America’s unipolar moment.

President Obama lay very much in the globalist ‘struggle for a democratic-liberal world’ mould, (though he did try to make the ‘ruling interests’ understand that there were limits: that there had to be boundaries to US commitments). In other words, Obama accepted the globalist premise, though he tried to mitigate some of its military impulses. Notably however, he acquiesced to re-heating the Russia ‘threat’ (after Medvedev gave place to Mr Putin (thus ending Obama’s hope to seduce Russia into the embrace of the global economic order).

To continue reading: Bad Moon: (Trouble) Rising

The Internecine Deep State Conflict Moves to Stage Two, by Charles Hugh Smith

Like SLL, Charles Hugh Smith likes trying to peek behind the Deep State’s curtain. From Smith at oftwominds.com:

It now seems evident that the Neoliberal Camp of the U.S. Deep State is highly vulnerable on an individual basis.

I tend to notice things like a year-old blog entry suddenly getting thousands of page views. The essay that received a surge of recent interest: Is the Deep State at War–With Itself? (December 13, 2016).
I’m reprinting the essay below for those interested, as nothing has emerged to change the conclusions.
That in itself reveals that the internecine war within America’s Deep State is if anything heating up as those attempting to hang a “Russian collusion” narrative on their Deep State opponents have failed to produce any proof of this collusion despite a year of effort.
Then all of a sudden big political donor Harvey Weinstein gets taken down for behaviors that have been well-known within the circles of power for 20+ years. So what changed? Why did Mr. Weinstein’s protective wall suddenly fail after serving him so effectively for decades?
But Mr. Weinstein was only the first to fall. Now high-profile figures across the mainstream media are toppling like dominoes. Doesn’t it seem a bit peculiar that all these Protected Privileged are suddenly being exposed, disgraced and removed from positions of influence and power?
Maybe it’s just random coincidence, but I doubt it. It has the scent of an intentional covert campaign. It’s well known that the mainstream media and Hollywood has been in bed with the security agencies for decades, and so it seems non-random that suddenly all these big-shots have lost their Protected Privileged Status more or less at once.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but it looks like those who played on the losing side’s team (or cheered from the sidelines) just had their privileges revoked.
Were we to speculate on the meaning of this first-sweep of the media: how about a campaign to strip the failed narrative of its media supporters? Now that everyone sees the lay of the land, the Second Stage will be to collect all the dirty laundry that’s been hidden away out of fear, and then methodically expose, disgrace and remove the next layer of media/entertainment supporters of the failed narrative.