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[Trump mentor Roy] “Cohn’s job was to run the little boys. Say you had an admiral, a general, a congressman, who did not want to go along with the program. Cohn’s job was to set them up, then they would go along”

Whitney Webb’s chronicles of Jeffrey Epstein, Israeli intelligence and the American deep state – suppressed by Facebook, Google & Twitter:

Part one: “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Shocking Origins of the Jeffrey Epstein Case. Epstein is only the latest incarnation of a much older, more extensive and sophisticated operation that offers a frightening window into how deeply tied the U.S. government is to the modern-day equivalents of organized crime”

Part two: “Government by Blackmail: Jeffrey Epstein, Trump’s Mentor and the Dark Secrets of the Reagan Era. Appalling for both the villainous abuse of children itself and the chilling implications of government by blackmail, this tangled web of unsavory alliances casts a lurid light on the political history of the U.S. from the Prohibition Era right up through the Age of Trump”

Part three: “Mega Group, Maxwells and Mossad: The Spy Story at the Heart of the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal. The picture painted by the evidence is not a direct Epstein tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group, politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations”

Part four: From “Spook Air” to the “Lolita Express”: The Genesis and Evolution of the Jeffrey Epstein-Bill Clinton Relationship. Far from being the work of a single political party, intelligence agency or country, the power structure revealed by the network connected to Epstein is nothing less than a criminal enterprise that is willing to use and abuse children in the pursuit of ever more power, wealth and control”

Related:

The Takeover: How the CIA, Mossad and “the Epstein Network” are Exploiting Mass Shootings to Create an Orwellian Nightmare. Following another catastrophic mass shooting or crisis event, Orwellian “solutions” are set to be foisted on a frightened American public by the very network connected, not only to Jeffrey Epstein, but to a litany of crimes and a frightening history of plans to crush internal dissent in the United States.

Former Israeli Intel Official Claims Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell Worked for Israel. A recent interview given by a former high-ranking official in Israeli military intelligence has claimed that Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual blackmail enterprise was an Israel intelligence operation run for the purpose of entrapping powerful individuals and politicians in the United States and abroad.

These Scrubbed Reports Reveal New Secrets Into the Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein Relationship. Several now-censored reports from the 1990s and early 2000s reveal that Prince Andrew’s involvement with the minors exploited by Jeffrey Epstein is greater than previously believed.

 

 

This article first appeared at Fort Russ News

In a larger strategy to destroy the neoliberal wing of the USA’s ‘deep state’ during the current period of internecine war between branches of the shadow government, longtime ‘bosom buddies’ William Barr and Robert Mueller, both members of the George H.W. Bush initiated “Enterprise” criminal cabal embedded in the CIA, have hatched a plan to reelect Donald Trump (or had the plan hatched for them.) [1], [2]

1) Barr is given the sole authority to declassify documents relevant to the 2016 election:

“President Trump issued a memorandum last week that transfers to the Attorney General the authority of the Director of National Intelligence to declassify intelligence information concerning the 2016 election.

“The memorandum effectively amends Executive Order 13526 on classification on national security information, but in a highly customized way: It applies only to Attorney General William Barr (not any successors) and only to the investigation of the 2016 presidential campaigns” [3], [4]

2) Mueller, rather than unambiguously state Trump committed crimes & obstructed justice that he has no authority to prosecute because removal of a President is the sole prerogative of Congress, or in the other direction, definitively clear Trump of any wrongdoing, instead employed ‘weasel words’ sucking the largely rabid anti-Trump Democrats into renewed demand of impeachment:

“Central to the special counsel’s decision making was a Justice Department guiding opinion that says no sitting president can be indicted for a crime. While Barr said in no uncertain terms that the policy had nothing to do with the decision not to pursue obstruction of justice charges, Mueller highlighted that issue as central to the outcome of the investigation.

“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so,” Mueller said. But, he added, in light of the Justice Department opinion, “charging the president with a crime was, therefore, not an option we could consider.” [5]

Subsequently, Mueller is seen as believing Trump committed crimes and Barr as covering for Trump. Meanwhile, Mueller won’t appear before Congress to testify but instead rides off into the sunset, and Barr holds the investigation’s declassification authority. In effect, this artificially constructed, unnecessary legal-constitutional ambiguity, is a set-up.

The Democrats will pursue impeachment, as Barr ‘grudgingly’ declassifies titillating pieces of ‘the evil Russians did it’ investigative documents, sucking the Democrats in further & further until the critical portions are finally unveiled, vindicating Trump, making the pro-impeachment forces look like the small and vindictive idiots they actually are, emphasizing idiots. This will, no doubt be played to timing around the 2020 election cycle.

The result should be (presuming all goes to plan) the independent minded voters (those not inclined to reflexively vote Democratic) giving Trump the popular vote, not only the electoral college.

In this process, throughout, ‘the evil Russians 2016 election meddling’ meme will be carefully preserved along with all acts necessary (inclusive of murder, if the threat is perceived as big enough) to conceal the CIA having invented so-called “Russiagate.”

At the end of the day, it looks as if the Christian Zionist arm of the American deep state seeks to strong-arm their way into bringing us literal Armageddon (they actually believe in it) with the Mike Pence prophecy the USA will be at war with Russia in Europe, as opposed to empire’s slow death by 10,000 self-inflicted cuts (the neoliberal model.) [6], [7]

Pickens-bomb - 1^ Dr Strangelove’s Major Kong ‘rides the bomb’ [8]

 

[1] https://wikispooks.com/w/images/a/a4/Fifty_Years_of_the_Deep_State_%28Mark_Gorton%29.pdf

[2] https://wikispooks.com/wiki/US/Deep_state

[3] https://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/2019/05/dni-ag-declass/

[4] https://fas.org/sgp/trump/pm-barr.pdf

[5] https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/05/article/mueller-surprise-helps-us-stocks-continue-slide/

[6] https://original.antiwar.com/Danny_Sjursen/2019/05/27/the-pence-prophesy-vp-predicts-perpetual-war-at-the-west-point-graduation/

[7] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2017/01/18/trumps-dni-a-dire-wolf-for-jesus/

[8] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D_ENfo3RKo

^ Trump’s National Security Advisor

In this author’s preceding assessment, ‘A Criminal Magic Act’, it had been proposed:

“Every Trump firing at the national security level, to now, has seen replacements consolidating the dominionist position and increased the threat of civilization ending event. If it is true Israel could not exercise impunity without support of the Americans, it is equally true these American dominionists could never have come to power without decades support of Israel via AIPAC”

It would appear this scenario has held up once more; Bibi has his preferred choice of a Christian Zionist (dominionist) replacing H.R. McMaster. McMaster wasn’t a problem for Bibi as much as for Trump; with the general’s Russia animus and refusal to back Trump in the phony matter of ‘the Russians did it’ collusion. In any case this is an even more extreme Iran hating Christian Zionist replacing an Iran hating Christian Zionist, pointing to no change at all per policy of upcoming wider war in the middle-east with Iran in focus, a longtime pet project of Netanyahu. 

How on earth Trump thinks he can back Israel attacking Iran without drawing Russia into a wider regional war, leading to World War Three, let alone pursue his oft stated desire of rapprochement with the Russians, is a question best left to the psychiatrists. Meanwhile, meet the deep state associates of the queer* John ‘nikki’s fetish’ Bolton:

Deep State: Meet The John Bolton Chapter

from wikispooks:

Le Cercle is a deep state milieu which was set up around the same time as the Bilderberg, but is smaller and more secretive. It is attended especially by idealogues including spooks, deep politicians and editors. Members promote their hawkish agenda by otherwise subverting the democratic process, possibly going as far as brokering weapons deals and setting up false flag attacks. Their warmaking is also ideological – distributing propaganda to stoke fear of communism, promoting the “war on terror” etc. [Exposed past & present members include John Bolton]

• James Alan Abrahamson
• Konrad Adenauer
• Jonathan Aitken
• Georges Albertini
• Alfredo Alcaino
• Rupert Allason
• Richard Allen
• Julian Amery
• Hooshang Amirahmadi
• Michael Ancram
• Bruce Anderson
• Robert Anderson
• Giulio Andreotti
• Magdeleine Anglade
• Richard Armitage
• Kaulza de Arriaga
• Bernard Asso
• Nadhmi Auchi
• Shaukat Aziz
• Franz Josef Bach
• Norman Bailey
• Pat Balestreri
• John Barron
• Margaret Beckett
• Alfredo Sánchez Bella
• Erik Bennett
• Jeff Bergner
• Wayne Lee Berman
• Benazir Bhutto
• John Biggs-Davison
• Brian Binley
• W. Michael Blumenthal
• Crispin Blunt
• John Bolton
• Benoît de Bonvoisin
• Cornelis Bossers
• Pik Botha
• Colonel Botta
• Raymond Bourgine
• Maurice Brebart
• Paul Bremer
• Harold Brown
• John Browne
• Monsignor Brunello
• Zbigniew Brzezinski
• Francisco Bulnes
• David Burnside
• Mario Buschemi
• Ian Butterfield
• Peter van der Byl
• Umberto Cappuzzo
• John Carbaugh
• Margaret Carlisle
• William Casey
• Anthony Cavendish
• Andrew Cavendish
• Paul Channon
• Winston Churchill II
• James W. Cicconi
• Alan Clark
• William P. Clark Jr.
• Marcel Clement
• Robert Close
• William Colby
• Etienne Copel
• Miles Costick
• Percy Cradock
• James Critchfield
• Brian Crozier
• Alexandre Ribeiro da Cunha
• Florimond Damman
• Hans van Dalsen
• Armand de Decker
• Jean-François Deniau
• Paul Dietrich
• Laura Jordan Dietrich
• Hans-Lothar Domröse
• Yves-Marc Dubois
• Alan Duncan
• Lee Edwards
• Iain Elliott
• Nicholas Elliot
• Philipp Vander Elst
• Audna England
• Fritz Ermarth
• Evo Fernandes
• Edwin J. Feulner
• Charles Fincham
• Brand Fourie
• Wyche Fowler
• William François
• Charles Alan ‘Pop’ Fraser
• Louis Freeh
• Charles Freeman
• Yegor Gaidar
• Pierre Marie Gallois
• Indira Gandhi
• Marie-France Garaud
• Monique Garnier-Lançon
• Jean-Claude Gaudin
• Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
• Rolf Gärtner
• Jeffrey B. Gaynor
• Reinhard Gehlen
• Conrad Gerber
• Frans Alphons Maria Alting von Geusau
• Alberto Giovannetti
• Álvaro Gomez-Hurtado
• Enrique Gomez-Hurtado
• Philip Goodhart
• Rolf Graage
• Alan Greenspan
• Ronald Grierson
• Aline Griffith
• Eldon Griffiths
• Alain Griotteray
• François de Grossouvre
• Otto von Habsburg
• Chuck Hagel
• William Hague
• Stefan Halper
• Robert J. Hanks
• Stephen Hastings
• Tsutomu Hata
• Bruno Heck
• Neil Peter Van Heerden
• Basil E. Hersov
• Dirk W. R. Hertzog
• Franz Heubl
• Alistair Horne
• Alfons Horten
• Samuel Hoskinson
• Michael Howard
• David Howell
• Hans Graf Huyn
• Rosemary Graf Huyn
• Fred Iklé
• Ion Iliescu
• Manuel Fraga-Iribarne
• Henry Jackson
• Donald Jameson
• Lisa Jameson
• Tedo Japaridze
• Philipp Jenninger
• Pierre Joannon
• Alun Gwynne Jones
• Jacques Jonet
• Peter Jungen
• Alain Juppe
• Alexander Karageorgevitch
• Crosby Kelly
• Nicholas de Kerchove
• John Killick
• Lane Kirkland
• Guillermo Kirkpatrick
• Jeane Kirkpatrick
• Henry Kissinger
• Václav Klaus
• Robert H. Knight
• Friedrich König
• Sven Kraemer
• Victor Kuvaldin
• Ernst Kux
• Francis Lacoste
• Norman Lamont
• Stephen Lander
• Timothy Landon
• John Leahy
• Michael Ledeen
• Ronald Lehman
• Edward Leigh
• Julian Lewis
• John Lichowski
• David Lidington
• Winston Lord
• Gerhard Löwenthal
• Fred Luchsinger
• James Lucier
• Philippe Malaud
• Charles Malik
• Nikolai Malomuzh
• Alexandre de Marenches
• Werner Marx
• Daniel Mazuera
• Richard McCormack
• Robert McKinney
• Neil McLean
• George Meany
• Pierre Méhaignerie
• Constantin Menges
• Dan Meridor
• Alois Mertes
• Herbert Meyer
• George Mitchell
• Jean Monnet
• George Montgomery
• Thomas E. Moorer
• Robert Moss
• Federico Silva Muñoz‎
• Chester A. Nagle
• Karl-Heinz Narjes
• John Negroponte
• Richard Nixon
• François d’Orcival
• Frans Otten
• Urmas Paet
• Filippo Maria Pandolfi
• Charles Pasqua
• Richard Perle
• Carlo Pesenti
• Peter Petersen
• Robert Pfaltzgraff
• Jost Pfeiffer
• Antoine Pinay
• Jaime Nogueira Pinto
• Carlos Robles Piquer
• Fritz Pirkl
• Giulia du Plooy
• Robert du Plooy
• Alain Poher
• Günter Poser
• Charles Powell
• Jean-François Probst
• Jues Pujo
• Sultan Qaboos
• Walter Raymond Jr
• Walter Raymond Sr
• Gavin W. H. Relly
• Henri Renard
• David Rockefeller
• Nelson Rockefeller
• William V. Roth
• Anton Rupert
• Luc Beyer de Rycke
• Hans Rühle
• Donald Rumsfeld
• Jan Sabbe
• Captain Santino
• Turki bin Faisal al-Saud
• Antonin Scalia
• Dieter A. Schmidt
• Adolf W. Schmidt
• ‘Schmidthuber’
• William Schneider
• Joseph Schuchert
• Gerd Schulte-Hillen
• Franz-Josef Schulze
• Robert Schuman
• Christian Schwarz-Schilling
• Norman Schwarzkopf
• Ted Shackley
• Natan Sharansky
• Arkady Shevchenko
• Marshall Shulman
• Arnold M. Silver
• Ron Silver
• Manmohan Singh
• Thomas Roy Spencer
• Tim Spicer
• Antonio de Spinola
• Christian Freiherr von Stauffenberg
• Frank Steele
• Richard Stilwell
• Franz Josef Strauss
• Steven Symms
• Frances Stockdale Symms
• Hussein bin Talal
• Geoffrey Tantum
• H. L. T. Taswell
• Peter Tennant
• Margaret Thatcher
• Hugh Thomas
• Julian Ogilvie Thompson
• Eymen Topbaş
• Thomas A. Twetten
• Jean-François Vallet
• Giancarlo Elia Valori
• Paul Vankerkhoven
• Jean Violet
• Paul Violet
• Paul Volcker
• Jürgen Warnke
• Philippe de Weck
• Paul M. Weyrich
• John Wilkinson
• William Wilson
• John Wodehouse
• Paul Wolfowitz
• Bernhard Worms
• Ardeshir Zahedi
• Robert Zoelly

*queer |kwi(ə)r|
1 adjective
strange; odd: Le Cercle members have a queer political orientation; it follows, John Bolton is a rather queer fellow.
2 verb [ with obj. ]
spoil or ruin (an agreement, event, or situation): Bolton was brought onboard to queer the deal with Iran:

Relating to NAZIs (the video), it should be noted the founder of the CDU (Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats), that is Konrad Adenauer, was sitting together at Le Cercle with Reinhard Gehlen, Hitler’s eastern front intelligence chief, a major NAZI war criminal rescued from justice by the Central Intelligence Agency. For those interested in pursuing the Adenauer/Gehlen developments resulting in authentic NAZI influence of today’s Germany in relation to intelligence agency crimes, have a read HERE

Among the Americans, beyond former financiers like Volker, and murderous criminal creeps Zbigniew Brzezinski, Henry Kissinger & Richard Armitage, also noted is the membership of CIA criminal extraordinary Ted Shackley, as well, two former CIA directors, William Colby & William Casey, and a former head of the FBI, Louis Freeh.

Related:

March of the Tickle Dicks

Raphael’s Paradox

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A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired paralegal/investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption and human rights. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background is primarily social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire

Truth is seldom pure and never simple -Oscar Wilde

What never ceases to amaze is the flat-out stupidity of the White identity groups rank and file. Consider Germany, where the real Nazis keep their identity concealed and rise to the very top of the pyramid (governance) all-the-while making a great (and believed) pretense of outrage at anyone from the street who dare make a bit of a nostalgic show for German fascism. Meanwhile, German chauvinism has been dominating Europe and economically bleeding ‘fellow’ European Union member nations to death. All thanks to Allen Dulles’ CIA rescuing war criminal Reinhardt Gehlen from justice and putting him at the top of a reconstituted Gestapo intelligence apparatus (staffed with Gestapo & SS veterans) then handed this resurrected monster over to the post-war Federal Republic of Germany as it’s own CIA: the BND or Bundesnachrichtendienst. You can read a bit of this ugly history, impacting today, HERE.

On a larger scale, the USA’s Dulles legacy has behaved much the same. If the German elite will now have the ‘Arab’ problem to exploit in a renewed push for a police state, the USA elite already have the Black/White division that can be exploited to the same purpose. Make no mistake, when the USA’s street violence has risen to a level ‘justifying’ police state tactics and solutions, White identity groups will discover they had been used and discarded like the ignorant stooges they are.

In the American Black experience, this controversy is (with absolute historical validity) perceived as “white privilege.” Outside of Africa (e.g. the USA), I don’t recall any incidence of Blacks owning White slaves.

Insofar as those high profile neo-liberals ‘nominally’ backing the Black Lives Matter and other Black identity movements, these movements should educate themselves in history (other than the history provided by the organs of state) and understand their political backers are derived from a long legacy of elites exploiting Blacks; when given ‘opportunity’ such as a chance to get ahead by abandoning their self-sufficient farms in the rural south to work ‘high paying’ jobs in the industrial north … only to be abandoned in what became ghettos when the elites were no longer profiting from Black labor, factories closed and ‘opportunity’ moved elsewhere. This process repeated, again and again.

Concerning Charlottesville, General Lee is an ironic historical figure to exploit for purpose of civic strife. It was Robert E Lee, through the force of his personality, wide influence over the southern Whites and principled stance he took, post Appomattox surrender, prevented possible decades of Southern guerrilla insurgency from 1865 into the future.

In the American White Experience, General Lee is (for many) about much more than Southern heroics, or alternatively, in the North’s historical revisionism concerning Black slavery and racism (Lincoln would have settled for slavery continuing prior to a political decision taken in the Summer of 1862.) The American civil war was not over some simplistic casus belli but was a complex circumstance that ultimately pit the competing forward visions for the USA by the Federalists and anti-Federalists, perhaps best represented historically in the persons of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. This was unfinished business and the Federalist heirs absolutely gained the upper hand with the North’s victory. When the South, and by implication, the anti-Federalists lost, it opened the door for future unscrupulous persons to exploit all Americans. You can read a bit on this American tension HERE.

The result of the Northern ‘victory’ had some positive aspect but was not entirely positive. America’s Blacks realized emancipation (if painfully, with decades of Jim Crow to follow), but today the North’s and South’s White progeny, both, are well down the road to economic and civic slavery together with America’s Blacks, Mexican-Americans and all the rest, with the loss of the anti-Federalist authored Bill of Rights, particularly with the loss of the 1st through 8th Amendments to the American Constitution, effectively canceled by the National Security Act of 1947. With that patently unconstitutional law came the CIA (backbone of the deep state), secret courts, warrant-less searches and a general degrading of civil liberties for all. It were never a ‘black & white’ world.

When slave owning Southerners disingenuously took on the anti-Federalist mantle of ‘States Rights’, exploited Southern patriotism and lost, we all lost our future to unscrupulous Northern Federalists, whether we are White, Black, Southerner, Northerner or post-war immigrant.

At the end of the day, it’s all about greed and consolidating power for those who would own us ALL, regardless of race.

One caution I should mention is, however the ‘deep state’ might play racial identity groups off each other, while sincerely not caring about casualties on either side despite the pretense, where they will welcome ANYONE, regardless of race, is all of those who will come over to where the neo-con and neo-liberal converge; in support for modern Federalist feudalism or the power structures propping up the contemporary elite. It’s not only White politicians aligned with Trump and his elite ‘owned’ Ben Carson. It is both sides of the aisle in Congress, it’s Paul Ryan, it’s Nancy Pelosi, it’s Mitch McConnell, it’s Chuck Schumer and, it is the system’s elite servants Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton with their ongoing and abject failure to honestly educate, inspire and effect change.

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An info-satire by Ronald

snook |sno͝ok|
noun (also known as ‘thumb your nose’) informal
• place one’s hand so that the thumb touches one’s nose and the fingers are spread out, in order to express contempt: The LA Times reporter didn’t dare to write Ron West was quick to thumb his nose when the CIA was actually looking.
• openly show contempt or a lack of respect for someone or something; to thumb one’s nose: the very same coward spent a journalism career at the LA Times thumbing his nose at a dumbed-down public.

“Seven non-members of the non-deep state are so enraged by the idea that people might think the totally fake American deep state might be real, that they accidentally publish seemingly coordinated attacks on the very idea. Under very similar titles. All within the same few days. Citing the same “counter examples” of Egypt and Turkey. All acting with symmetrical umbrage” -Off Guardian

Ok, so ‘Kit’ at Off Guardian summarized mainstream [intelligence agency implanted] media denial quite succinctly; in other words just because there are ‘deep state’ symptoms practically every direction one looks, if you happen to believe a rooster should appear, sound, and behave as a rooster, you are likely deluded.

From Steve Bannon to Glen Ford, with James Corbett somewhere in the middle, or in order of those listed, from a paranoid-fascist genius on the right to a no-nonsense social critic on the left, as well an astute neutral observer in the middle, when it comes to a ‘deep state’, all can agree when the same creature crows like a rooster, looks like a rooster and lives in a chicken house, it should be called a rooster, not a snook.

In other words, what should it tell you when The New Yorker, Salon, The LA Times, Politico Magazine, The Atlantic, RealClear Politics, and the Observer all insist a barking dog is actually saying meow? And if you do NOT agree, you’re a paranoid conspiracy theorist? Now, there’s a real snook. But that’s the business of media these days, deliberately thumbing their nose at reality and putting you down if you don’t agree.

First, what the American deep state is NOT:

It’s not Turkey, Egypt or Syria. These are red herrings tossed into print by the USA’s deep state press/mouthpieces.

red herring |ˈˌrɛd ˈhɛrɪŋ|
noun
1 something, especially a clue, that is or is intended to be misleading or distracting: the CIA recruited academic had produced a deep state debunking article for Counter Punch with red herrings Turkey, Syria & Egypt. So named from the practice of using the scent of red herring in training dogs (not cats.)

What the American deep state IS: a spineless sociopath, multiple-personalities, artificial entity with synthetic soul; which sometimes attacks itself. It has a faux conscious manifest in the National Prayer Breakfast. Its exoskeleton is the facade of democracy. Its muscle mass is the federal bureaucracy. Its ruptured spleen is the Council on Foreign Relations. Its jaundiced liver is NATO. Its irritable bowel syndrome is the USA’s military industrial corporate boards. Its severely diseased heart is Exxon-Mobil. Its anus is Capitol Hill. It’s [soon to be] broken life support machine is Wall Street. In its’ current, more or less schizophrenic mental state, it is the generals versus the spooks; the left brain-dead NSA versus the right brain-dead CIA, also known as (in Trumps head) Snowden is bad, WikiLeaks is good. Its synthetic soul is ‘The Fellowship’ (and its satellite, the Federalist Society.)

snooker |ˈsno͝okər|
noun
• trick, entice, or trap: the public was snookered into buying F-35s at prices that were too high.
• leave (someone) in a difficult position; thwart: The CIA managed to lose its family jewels—the NSA left Gina Haspel snookered.

In short, the CIA’s ‘dirty tricks’ (Special Activities) division had been a rogue player in the orbit of the Prescott Bush family and corporate associates since the days of Allan Dulles. In the seamless transition from ‘dubya’ to Hussein Obama, it was Robert Gates & David Petraeus had welded this branch of the CIA to the Pentagon and brought it under the Pentagon umbrella via the SOC (special operations command) where it could be safely preserved in upcoming euthanasia of those neo-liberal controlled divisions of the CIA at odds with the generals. In other words, bye-bye to the influence of the Council on Foreign Relations, and other, similar, entities because the tacit understanding of bygone days or ‘the balance of tolerance’ (tolerating players you despise, Hussein Obama, Hillary, Soros & associated ‘usual suspects’) are indeed over.  The Coe cult has made its move via the generals and the rest, as they say, will be history. Where is ‘the donald’ in this play? He’s allowed himself to become a pawn played to sacrifice in a gambit; that is a stooge and a fool. This had been accomplished via his administration appointments, most notably preceded by his selection of the generals’ favorite Coe cult ‘fellowship‘ Bible-believer Pence:

MRFF_cartoon

literal Armageddon planning session

Think that’s far-fetched? Think again:

Pentagon-Bible - 1 (3)

“To see past and present Bible studies used in the Pentagon click here

In 2017 what is the Bible study at the Pentagon? That would be the Old Testament’s Jonah. Here follows is reasonable expectation of the lessons our generals take to heart when embracing a 3,000 years old fairy tale (there’s a reason this article begins with a ‘Loony Tunes’ clip)

Jonah:

Jonah was minding his own business.
Nineveh, God said
Speak to Nineveh.

Jonah said:
Screw that,
Those people won’t listen.

And God said:
You don’t get it, Jonah
So try this:

Burped a Whale
The upchucked Jonah
Wanted a bath, badly.

And Nineveh
Did not repent
As much as

Not knowing
Their left hand from right,
In the end

God felt sorry for their cows.

Or, in our generals/Mike Pence spiritual guru Doug Coe’s other study:

^ “I’ve seen pictures of the young men in the Red Guard… They would bring in this young man’s mother. He would take an axe and cut her head off. They have to put the purposes of the Red Guard ahead of their father, mother, brother, sister, and their own life. That was a covenant. A pledge. That’s what Jesus said” -Doug Coe

So, as different factions of the deep state slug it out, Doug Coe will finally eschew Hillary’s blow-jobs (Hillary had always been too busy elsewhere to give Bill what he wanted) and go with the generals, as the Bible studying Pentagon’s NSA (smiling like a hillbilly) slips the Vault 7 greased-pig-job to the CIA:

Meanwhile, over at AIPAC, everything is on track with the Zionists (Christian & Jewish) as the messianic agenda progresses… the problem with ordinary people is, they have no idea of the theological madness behind the perfectly serious(ly insane) Christian crusaders at the Pentagon:

The paranoid Jewish Zionists embrace these rabid anti-Semitic Christian Zionists who fully intend the Jewish Zionists will become extinct once they’ve finished the dirty work of retaking the West Bank for the Christian Zionists necrotic vision on a road to Armageddon, meanwhile the Jewish Zionists label any non-Jewish anti-Zionist as anti-Semitic, when in fact most of the non-Jewish anti-Zionists are the bitter foes of the rabid anti-Semitic Christian Zionists momentarily embraced by the Jewish Zionists.

Now, in the mix of all of this, the anti-Zionist Jewish personalities are in an impossible state of being forced to play a game of ‘shut the fuck up’ or get blasted by all Zionists, Jewish and Christian, while the non-Jewish anti-Zionist is attacked by the paranoid Ashkenazi, who became paranoid and Zionist, on account of the pogroms of anti-Semitic Christian Zionists. These people bite the hand of people who’re actually doing them a favor by taking on the rabidly anti-Semitic Christian Zionists, personalities  who intend as soon as the partnership of convenience is over, all those clinging to Judaism will be tossed into a lake of what will almost certainly amount to man-made nuclear fire…

Meanwhile, if you’re too smart to be obsessed with the Russians are to blame for everything gone wrong on this flat earth, in the midst of our deep state’s internecine war, every deep state publishing party wants you to believe the deep state existence is a fantasy, here’s a few samples:

CounterPunch

Atlantic

Salon

Politico

New Yorker

Observer

LA Times

James Corbett is your better bet:

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Excellent commentary by Glen Ford at Black Agenda Report. Much of what he writes about is detailed across a spectrum of political alignments (including this f**k all politics blog.) To read the original at Black Agenda Report, click HERE

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The various organs of the Deep State, including the corporate media, work hard to convince the public that the Deep State does not exist. (Kind of like that story about the Devil.) In fact, the Deep State runs the show. “The truth is that an oligarchy rules, and makes war on whomever it chooses — internationally and domestically — for the benefit of corporate capital.” It has neutralized a sitting president, less than two months in office.

The U.S. Deep State Rules – On Behalf of the Ruling Class

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

“The U.S. Deep State is unlike any other, in that there is no other global superpower bent on world domination.”

The Deep State is busy denying that it exists, even as it savages a sitting president and brutally bitch-slaps its host society, demanding the nation embrace its role as global psycho thug and kick some Russian ass. The New York Times, always available to divert attention from the essential facts of who rules America, points to Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan as the natural habitats of Deep States. Apparently, Deep State-infected countries tend to be nations with majority Muslim populations, whose military-intelligence apparatus hovers over society and periodically seizes control of the civil government.

The Times quoted high-ranking operatives of the Deep State to prove that such structures are alien to the U.S. Michael V. Hayden, who ran the CIA under Democratic President Obama and Republican George Bush, recoiled at the term. He “would never use” the words Deep State in connection with his own country. “That’s a phrase we’ve used for Turkey and other countries like that, but not the American republic.”

Loren DeJonge Schulman, a former Obama National Security Council official, claimed to be repelled by the very idea of an American Deep State. “A deep state, when you’re talking about Turkey or Egypt or other countries, that’s part of government or people outside of government that are literally controlling the direction of the country no matter who’s actually in charge, and probably engaging in murder and other corrupt practices,” she said.

Apparently, Deep State-infected countries tend to be nations with majority Muslim populations, whose military-intelligence apparatus hovers over society and periodically seizes control of the civil government.”

Apparently, Ms. Schulman did not consider it murder when Obama and his top national security advisors met every Tuesday at the White House to decide who would be assassinated by drone or other means. But she is “shocked” to hear “that kind of [Deep State-phobic] thinking from” President Trump “or the people closest to him.”

Once the Times had located the nexus of Deep Statism in the Muslim world, the lesser lights at The New Yorker endorsed the corporate media consensus that the U.S. is Deep State-free. Staff writer David Remnick admits that U.S. presidents “have felt resistance, or worse, from elements in the federal bureaucracies,” citing Eisenhower’s warnings against the military-industrial complex, Lyndon Johnson’s “pressure from the Pentagon,” and the “rebuke” of Obama’s Syria policy through the State Department’s “dissent channel.” However, he denies that any “subterranean web of common and nefarious purpose” threatens the orderly and transparent processes of the U.S. political system.

In reality, the U.S. Deep State is by far the world’s biggest and most dangerous version of the phenomenon; a monstrous and not-so subterranean “web of common and nefarious purpose” that is, by definition, truly global, since its goal is to rule the planet. Indeed, the Deep States of Turkey, Egypt and Pakistan — all nominal U.S. allies – are midgets in comparison and must operate in a global environment dominated by Washington’s Deep State apparatus. So vast is the imperial Deep State, that its counterparts in other nations exist largely to collaborate with, resist, or keep tabs on the U.S. behemoth, the predator that seeks to devour all the rest.

“The U.S. Deep State is by far the world’s biggest and most dangerous version of the phenomenon; a monstrous and not-so subterranean ‘web of common and nefarious purpose’ that is, by definition, truly global.”

What is a Deep State? The U.S. Deep State is unlike any other, in that there is no other global superpower bent on world domination. (Washington’s political posture is also unique; no other nation claims to be “exceptional” and “indispensable” and thus not subject to the constraints of international law and custom.) Indeed, the U.S. is so proudly and publicly imperialist that much of what should be secret information about U.S. military and other capabilities is routinely fed to the world press, such as the 2011 announcement that the U.S. now has a missile that can hit any target on the planet in 30 minutes, part of the Army’s “Prompt Global Strike” program. Frightening the rest of the world into submission — a form of global terrorism — is U.S. public policy.

However, arming and training Islamic jihadist terrorists to subvert internationally recognized governments targeted by the U.S. for regime change is more than your usual variety of covert warfare: It is a policy that must forever be kept secret, because U.S. society would suffer a political breakdown if the facts of U.S. and Saudi nurturing of the international jihadist network were ever fully exposed. This is Deep State stuff of the highest order. The true nature of U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century, and the real character of the current wars in Syria and Iraq, must be hidden from the U.S. public at all cost. An alternative reality must be presented, through daily collaboration between corporate media, corporate universities, and the public and covert organs of the U.S. State.

“U.S. society would suffer a political breakdown if the facts of U.S. and Saudi nurturing of the international jihadist network were ever fully exposed.”

What part of the New York Times coverage of the war against Syria is a lie? Damn near all of it. What role does the Deep State play in crafting the lies dutifully promulgated by the corporate media? That’s impossible to answer, because the Deep State is a network of relationships, not a clearly delineated zone or space or set of organizations. The best way to describe the imperial Deep State is: those individuals and institutions that are tasked with establishing the global supremacy of the corporate ruling class. Such activities must be masked, since they clash with the ideological position of the ruling class, which is that the bourgeois electoral system of the United States is the world’s freest and fairest. The official line is that the U.S. State is a work of near-perfection, with checks and balances that prevent any class, group or section from domination over the other. The truth is that an oligarchy rules, and makes war on whomever it chooses — internationally and domestically — for the benefit of corporate capital.

The Deep State and its corporate imperatives manifestly exists when corporate lobbyists and lawyers are allowed to draw up the Trans Pacific Partnership global “trade” agreement, but the contents are kept secret from the Congresspersons whose duty is to vote on the measure. The Deep State is where corporate power achieves its class aims outside the public processes of government. It’s where the most vicious class warfare takes place, whether on a foreign killing field, or in the corporate newsroom that erases or misrepresents what happened on that battlefield.

At this stage of capitalism, the U.S. ruling class has less and less use for the conventional operations of the bourgeois state. It cannot govern in the old way. More and more, it seeks to shape events through the levers of the collaborating networks of the Deep State. It’s number one global priority is to continue the military offensive begun in 2011, and to break Russia’s resolve to resist that offensive. The ruling class and its War Party, now consolidated within the Democratic Party and regrouping among Republicans, have effectively neutralized a sitting president whose party controls both Houses of Congress, less than two months into his term.

Only a Deep State could pull that off.

BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com

 

In the Tom Englehardt interview with Laura Poitras (Snowden documentary film-maker) wondering if, in relation to the security state…

“the goal that they proclaim is not the goal”

…is the most astute and least explored observation in not only the interview, but the least explored phenomena of the entire security state. The usurping of our constitution and rule of law is not about fighting terror and fighting terror is in fact a purposeful avenue to coup de état. The same purpose is served with NATO aggression with pretext of Ukraine. A social tension to a degree where military is justified to make policy (we already see this) is avenue to suspension of habeas corpus.

Where Poitras has missed the boat and is to a great extent misled, is also where professional intelligence information operations will spend high $ and go into hyper-drive/overtime to shape the public discourse away from the deep state goal. That strategy can include deliberate leaks accompanied by persecution/prosecution to draw attention to the Mannings & Assanges of this world, to keep the focus of personalities like Poitras off the mark. Katrina vanden Heuval, in her ‘The Nation’ interview with Snowden, brought up a ‘deep state’ concept which Snowden acknowledged but the subject was as quickly dropped. Why? Because they’ve no idea where that trail leads to?

So long as the focus can kept be on personalities revealing facts but not leading to motive, and individual acts & information that distract from an internal ‘deep state’ are the obsession, the perpetrators within a security state’s concealed agenda will be winning. In this scenario, if Snowden was unforeseen, Assange has been a tool where the man is the issue, as much as what he has released doesn’t touch where the internal threat of the security state issues from. This becomes a distraction and creates numerous rabbit trails obscuring the source of the malevolent security state behaviors. Poitras and her ilk on the left hasn’t seen through this.

One reason for Poitras and the left’s myopia is embrace of a political mythology. When your archetype myth is challenged, there is a visceral rejection of evidence that is staring one in the face. In fact Pentagon liaison to the CIA, L. Fletcher Prouty, a man who would be in position to know without a doubt as one of the authors of the so-called Pentagon Papers, long ago fingered Daniel Ellsberg as at the center of a deliberately engineered (by the security state) leak meant to shift responsibility for the failures of Vietnam policy from the CIA to the military. Ellsberg is a keystone of the deep state disinformation campaign on the left; the people who’ve built information that tend to support Colonel Prouty’s revelation (not a hypothesis) are on the center right and better positioned to know where the deep state derives from (the right.)

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is one such organization. Presided over by a Reagan White House attorney, Mikey Weinstein, there is no one better positioned to point to a hyper-right-wing Christian religious coup at the Pentagon. Colonel Prouty, an old line conservative, had labeled this deep state cult ‘The Secret Team’ and described it as a “new religion.” Investigative reporter Jeff Sharlet has documented the related Doug Coe cult extensively. Seymour Hersh and more have touched on it. It has both Catholic & Protestant membership that overlaps with Opus Dei and Assemblies of God (and other sects.) This endeavor had began in the 1930s with Hitler sympathetic-religious businessmen organized into cells based on intelligence agency model. The goal of an elite, weaponized, Christian hierarchy usurping western democratic institutions, an international endeavor based in powerful corporate board interests integrated to our most powerful law enforcement, intelligence agency and military personalities, is nearly within reach for what amounts to a self-annointed ‘chosen’ Christian religious cult-international criminal syndicate.

So long as the left embraces a mythology induced myopia that precludes a straightforward exam of this reality, the deep state will remain poised to win at the end of a day that is not very far away-

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^ Daniel Ellsberg behind the curtain

Related:

WikiLeaks & Spy Agencies Distracting from the real actors

Background material on America’s deep state:

Sociopaths & Democracy

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