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The Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State’s Plot to Take Over America Has Succeeded, by John W. Whitehead

The swamp will not be drained anytime in the near future. From John W. Whitehead at rutherford.org:

No doubt about it.

The coup d’etat has been successful.

The Deep State—a.k.a. the police state a.k.a. the military industrial complex—has taken over.

The American system of representative government has been overthrown by a profit-driven, militaristic corporate state bent on total control and global domination through the imposition of martial law here at home and by fomenting wars abroad.

When in doubt, follow the money trail.

It always points the way.

Every successive president starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt has been bought—lock, stock and barrel—and made to dance to the tune of the Deep State.

Enter Donald Trump, the candidate who swore to drain the swamp in Washington DC.

Instead of putting an end to the corruption, however, Trump has paved the way for lobbyists, corporations, the military industrial complex, and the Deep State to feast on the carcass of the dying American republic.

Just recently, for instance, Trump agreed to sell Saudi Arabia more than $110 billion in military weapons.

Meanwhile, Trump—purportedly in an effort to balance the budget in 10 years—wants to slash government funding for programs for the poor, ranging from health care and food stamps to student loans and disability payments.

The military doesn’t have to worry about tightening its belt, however. No, the military’s budget—with its trillion dollar wars, its $125 billion in administrative waste, and its contractor-driven price gouging that hits the American taxpayer where it hurts the most—will continue to grow, thanks to Trump.

This is how you keep the Deep State in power.

The rich will get richer, the poor will get poorer, the military will get more militaristic, America’s endless wars will get more endless, and the prospect of peace will grow ever dimmer.

As for the terrorists, they will keep on being played for pawns as long as Saudi Arabia remains their breeding ground and America remains the source of their weapons, training and know-how.

Follow the money.  It always points the way.

To continue reading: The Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State’s Plot to Take Over America Has Succeeded

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America’s Civil War II, by Finian Cunningham

The Deep State and the other powers that be refuse to accept the results of the last election, and in a number of hamhanded ways are tryint to overturn it. From Finian Cunningham at lewrockwell.com:

Civil wars are perhaps the most tragic and bitter, when a country goes to war on itself – and it’s brother against brother, homesteads destroyed by other compatriots.

Today, the United States of America seems to be at war with itself again. Not yet an all-out bloodletting as in the Civil War of 1861-65, but nevertheless the nation seems to be plunging into an internecine process of shredding itself, pulling down the very edifice of the state.

There’s even reports of married couples splitting in divorce because of the growing political divisions.

The governing business of running the country is held hostage by incessant political scrapping; the institutions of governance appear in meltdown from eroding authority.

This time around, it’s not northern states versus the south, or over industrialists wanting to usurp landowners, or moral questions of race and slavery. The current war is due to powerful factions within the political class not willing to accept the election of Donald Trump.

Trump was not supposed to win the presidential election in November 2016, as far as ruling class elements were concerned. His Democrat rival Hillary Clinton was the favored candidate owing to her deep connections to the foreign policy establishment and corporate news media.

Trump’s avowed stance to normalize relations with Russia was the number-one bugbear for the US establishment which preferred Clinton’s more hawkish outlook as part of extending its global hegemonic ambitions.

As always, the American ruling class is variegated. No doubt there are powerful Wall Street and corporate factions among American capital that are indifferent about the actual election result, or perhaps even rather pleased by it. Trump, so far, seems to be rather disposed to pandering to corporate America with generous tax-breaks for the wealthy, so there is no problem there for many among the American ruling class.

To continue reading: America’s Civil War II

 

Is There a Coup Attempt Underway in America? by Michael Krieger

Before Michael Krieger can say anything helpful to Trump, he has to tell you how much he dislikes Trump and his administration, so you can skip the first paragraph if you’re a Trump fan. However, the rest of the article notes that even parts of the MSM are starting to wonder if there’s a soft coupe going on against Trump. Better late than never, we suppose. From Krieger at libertyblitzkrieg.com:

Personally, I’m horrified by the fact that Goldman Sachs goons are in total control of the Trump administration’s economic policy. I’m also horrified that our new President’s first overseas trip will be to the terrorist state of Saudi Arabia, a autocratic, brutal monarchy with undeniable ties to 9/11. I’m likewise disgusted by Attorney General Jefferson Sessions’ oppressive and uncivilized relaunch of the misguided and disastrous “war on drugs.” Finally, I’m very troubled by the fact Mike Flynn attempted to disrupt a military operation using Syrian Kurds to rout ISIS in Raqqa because Turkey didn’t like it, given he was working as a paid agent of Turkey months earlier and never disclosed it.

There are a plethora of things to be deeply concerned about when it comes to Trump, yet the coup attempt against him being launched by elements of the deep state, corporate media and Hillary dead-ender Democrats is more concerning still. It’s obvious what’s happening right now is not a sincere attempt to hold a President accountable, or fight him on policy or personnel choices. Rather, this all seems to be a very deliberate and premeditated attempt to remove him from office.  

What’s so troubling about what I just wrote is not so much that I think it, but that it’s becoming accepted truth by a growing number of mainstream Americans. For example, can you believe CNBC actually published a post with the following title?

Here are a few excerpts from the piece:

There is, indeed, a bombshell of a story coming out of the news that President Donald Trump revealed sensitive information during his White House meeting with Russian officials last week. But it’s not that President Trump committed any crime. The really alarming news is that the duly-elected President of the United States appears to be the target of a political coup.

To continue reading: Is There a Coup Attempt Underway in America?

The Deep State Has Taken Trump Hostage, A Q & A with David Stockman

Has the warfare state kidnapped Trump, tossing all his rhetoric of scaling back the US’s foreign commitments out the window? From David Stockman at bonnerandpartners.com:

In this special edition of the weekend Diary, a look at how the Warfare State has got its hooks in President Trump. And who better to lay it all out than David Stockman.

Stockman served as Reagan’s budget director until he quit in protest of the administration’s spiraling federal budget deficits. And now he’s blowing the whistle on the Deep State’s efforts to co-opt President Trump.

Q&A With David Stockman

Chris Lowe (CL): President Trump promised to keep the U.S. out of pointless foreign adventures. Then he ordered a missile strike on a Syrian government air force base. What did you make of that?

David Stockman (DS): Here’s the newsflash on the Tomahawks. We fired 59. Thirty-six were duds that landed in the desert somewhere. Twenty-three hit the air force base. Not one hit the runway. The Syrian air force was launching bombing sorties from the runway the next day. Not a single operable plane was taken out. What we did hit were three “butler buildings,” otherwise known as hangars, and a graveyard for inoperable planes.

This was a random, crazy decision. Where did it come from? Two days… no thorough investigation possible… and plenty of circumstantial reasons to think the chemical weapons attack was a false flag operation. The obvious conclusion is that President Trump has been taken hostage by the Deep State.

Remember, one of the fundamental propositions of the president’s campaign was that regime change doesn’t work. So the question is: Who appointed Donald Trump to be the global spanker-in-chief for any dictator or world leader who misbehaves?

And if we want to be spanker-in-chief, why don’t we take a look at the president of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who was in the Oval Office a few weeks ago? Mr. Sisi has had thousands of his political opponents murdered since he illegally took power in a coup several years ago.

Also, where are these standards when it comes to the horrendous civil war in Yemen? We are arming the Saudis – who are backing the ousted Yemeni government – with every kind of destructive device, bomb, missile, and drone in our arsenal. They wouldn’t have the firepower they do without all these U.S.-supplied munitions.

So far, there have been 10,000 civilian casualties – 4,000 men, women, and children killed and another 6,000 injured. Many of them from cluster bombs supplied by U.S. firm Textron to the Saudi government. If you want to be the spanker-in-chief, bring in King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and give him a whack or two.

To continue reading: The Deep State Has Taken Trump Hostage

THE HORROR! THE HORROR! (PART THREE), by Jim Quinn

This is the third and final part of Jim Quinn’s series on Deep State propaganda and wars. From Quinn at theburningplatform.com:

In Part One and Part Two of this article I detailed the decades of propaganda, false flags, and misinformation campaigns used by the Deep State to gain power and control over the U.S. government. When war or a financial crisis is necessary to keep the profits flowing, events will be steered to such an outcome. With the latest financial plundering operation running out of steam, the Deep State is pushing the world toward global conflict.

If at first you don’t succeed with a false flag gas attack, try try again. Knowing a vast swath of the American populace is incapable of critical thinking or able to discern between fake news and factual events, the Deep State and their media lackeys unquestioningly promoted the story of children being killed by a sarin gas attack by Assad. The photos of rescue workers helping victims without gloves immediately invalidated the narrative, as the rescue workers would be dead if they handled sarin gas victims without protective gear.

The faux journalists, pretending to be neutral observers, did not question this blatant lie. They did not ponder why Assad would commit such an idiotic atrocity when he was clearly in control of the battlefield and on the verge of defeating his American funded rebel enemies.

The Deep State masters of manipulation had been flogging the Russiagate story to such a degree, a large portion of the population actually believed Putin hacked the election and got Trump elected. Despite not one iota of proof or evidence, they had successfully used their propaganda mainstream media machine to keep Trump on the ropes. Putin’s unwavering support for Assad and success in defeating the ISIS/Al Qaeda/American rebel forces made the Deep State even more desperate.

To continue reading: THE HORROR! THE HORROR! (PART THREE)

THE HORROR! THE HORROR! (PART TWO), by Jim Quinn

The second part of Jim Quinn’s study of Deep State tactics. From Quinn at theburningplatform.com:

In Part One of this article I detailed how propaganda has been utilized by the Deep State for decades to control the minds of the masses and allow those in control to reap the benefits of never ending war. In Part Two I will discuss recent events, false flags, and propaganda campaigns utilzed by the Deep State to push the world to the brink of war.

“We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness”Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

The use of graphic images, electronically transmitted across the world in an instant, along with a consistent false narrative promoted by the captured corporate media, is the preferred means of appealing to the emotions of those who want to believe atrocity propaganda. Instigating a march to war through the use of unfounded fear, misinformation, staged photo ops, and appealing to passions and prejudices was as revolting to Albert Einstein  in the 1930s as it is today to normal thinking individuals.

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.” – Albert Einstein

It seems the level and intensity of the propaganda campaigns has ratcheted up dramatically in the last half dozen years and appears to be reaching a crescendo as we speak. It’s almost as if the Deep State is frantically trying to maintain the status quo, even as the worldwide financial Ponzi scheme of debt approaches the point of collapse. The domestic conditions in Europe, North America, and Asia are deteriorating rapidly. The propaganda doled out trying to convince citizens their financial situation is not worsening has failed.

To continue reading: THE HORROR! THE HORROR! (PART TWO)

Trump Surrenders to the Iron Law of Oligarchy, by Dan Sanchez

Have Donald Trump’s aspirations to take on the Deep State and drain the swamp already been deep-sixed? From Dan Sanchez at antiwar.com:

Many observers, especially among his fans, suspect that the seemingly untamable Trump has already been housebroken by the Washington, “globalist” establishment. If true, the downfall of Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn less than a month into the new presidency may have been a warning sign. And the turning point would have been the removal of Steven K. Bannon from the National Security Council on April 5.

Until then, the presidency’s early policies had a recognizably populist-nationalist orientation. During his administration’s first weeks, Trump’s biggest supporters frequently tweeted the hashtag #winning and exulted that he was decisively doing exactly what, on the campaign trail, he said he would do.

In a flurry of executive orders and other unilateral actions bearing Bannon’s fingerprints, Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, declared a sweeping travel ban, instituted harsher deportation policies, and more.

These policies seemed to fit Trump’s reputation as the “tribune of poor white people,” as he has been called; above all, Trump’s base calls for protectionism and immigration restrictions. Trump seemed to be delivering on the populist promise of his inauguration speech (thought to be written by Bannon), in which he said:

“Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

To continue reading: Trump Surrenders to the Iron Law of Oligarchy