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The corporate-deep-state theory

In a recent UNZ article titled: Political science’s “theory of everything” a concise map of the US establishment, both the visible and invisible government was mapped. Based on this map a theory emerged that showed how the visible government has been subverted by an invisible unelected government that was described as a corporate-deep-state. The levels of the US establishment were identified as a power elite conspiratorial leadership overseeing a corporatocracy and directing a deep state that has gradually subverted the visible US government and taken over the “levers of power.”

The power elite

The invisible rulers of the US establishment were revealed by Professor C. Wright Mill in his article titled, The Structure of Power in American Society (The British Journal of Sociology, March 1958), in which he explains how, “the high military, the corporation executives, the political directorate have tended to come together to form the power elite of America.”

He describes how the power elite can be best described as a “triangle of power,” linking the corporate, executive government, and military factions: “There is a political economy numerously linked with military order and decision. This triangle of power is now a structural fact, and it is the key to any understanding of the higher circles in America today.”

The 2016 US election, like all other US elections, featured a gallery of pre-selected candidates that represented the three factions and their interests within the power elite. The 2016 US election, however, was vastly different from previous elections. As the election dragged on the power elite became bitterly divided, with the majority supporting Hilary Clinton, the candidate pre-selected by the political and corporate factions, while the military faction rallied around their choice of Donald Trump.

During the election campaign the power elite’s military faction under Trump confounded all political pundits by outflanking and decisively defeating the power elite’s political faction. In fact by capturing the Republican nomination and overwhelmingly defeating the Democratic establishment, Trump and the military faction not just shattered the power elites’ political faction, within both the Democratic and Republican parties, but simultaneously ended both the Clinton and Bush dynasties.

During the election campaign the power elite’s corporate faction realised, far too late, that Trump was a direct threat to their power base, and turned the full force of their corporate media against Trump’s military faction, while Trump using social media bypassed and eviscerated the corporate media causing them to lose all remaining credibility.

As the election reached a crescendo this battle between the power elite’s factions became visible within the US establishment’s entities. A schism developed between the Defense Department and the highly politicized CIA. This schism, which can be attributed to the corporate-deep-state’s covert foreign policy, traces back to the CIA orchestrated “color revolutions” that had swept the Middle East and North Africa.

The covert invasion of Syria

A US Pentagon, DIA report, formerly classified “SECRET//NOFORN” and dated August 12, 2012, was circulated widely among various government agencies, including CENTCOM, the CIA, FBI, DHS, NGA, State Dept., and many others.

Astoundingly, the declassified report states that for “THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHO] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME…”.

The document shows that as early as 2012, US intelligence predicted the rise of the Salafist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a US strategic asset.

At the time this was the highest level internal US intelligence confirmation of the theory that western governments fundamentally see the Islamic State as their own tool for regime change in Syria. The military faction began a steady stream of “one-sided” leaks to Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh who published one article after another that undermined the political (Obama administration) and corporate (CIA and intelligence) factions of the power elite, while painting the military faction in a positive light.

Whose sarin?

The first article entitled Whose Sarin? was published on 19 December, 2013 and concerned the East Ghouta sarin gas attack of August 21, 2013. Hersh documents a clear campaign within the power elite’s military faction to “foot-drag” and hopefully block the planned US retaliation for crossing President Obama’s “red line”: “[S]ome members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were troubled by the prospect of a ground invasion of Syria as well as by Obama’s professed desire to give rebel factions non-lethal support. In July, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, provided a gloomy assessment, telling the Senate Armed Services Committee in public testimony that ‘thousands of special operations forces and other ground forces’ would be needed to seize Syria’s widely dispersed chemical warfare arsenal, along with ‘hundreds of aircraft, ships, submarines and other enablers’.”

A cornered Obama welcomed a draft UN resolution calling on the Assad government to get rid of its chemical arsenal. The political faction’s step-down pleased many senior military officers, explains Hersh: “One high-level special operations adviser told me that the ill-conceived American missile attack on Syrian military airfields and missile emplacements, as initially envisaged by the White House, would have been ‘like providing close air support for al-Nusra’.”

The Red Line and the Rat Line

The second article titled The Red Line and the Rat Line was published on 17 April, 2014 and explains why Obama delayed and then relented on Syria when he was not shy about rushing into Libya: “The answer lies in a clash between those in the administration (political faction) who were committed to enforcing the red line, and military leaders who thought that going to war was both unjustified and potentially disastrous.”

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs had irritated many in the Obama administration by repeatedly warning Congress over the summer of the danger of American military involvement in Syria. The military faction also had the advantage of a British intelligence report of a sample of sarin, recovered by Russian military intelligence operatives, proving it was not from the Syrian army. Further suspicions were aroused within the military faction when more than ten members of the al-Nusra Front were arrested in southern Turkey with two kilograms of sarin. Hersh quotes his internal military source: “‘We knew there were some in the Turkish government,’ a former senior US intelligence official, who has access to current intelligence, told me, ‘who believed they could get Assad’s nuts in a vice by dabbling with a sarin attack inside Syria – and forcing Obama to make good on his red line threat.’”

Further revelations included how the Obama administration, through the CIA, had by early 2012 created a “rat line”, a back channel highway into Syria, used to funnel weapons and ammunition from Libya via southern Turkey and across the Syrian border to jihadists, some of them affiliated with Al-Qaeda.

Hersh’s source explains how a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the assault by a local militia on the American consulate and a nearby undercover CIA facility in Benghazi, which resulted in the death of the US ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and three others in September 2012, revealed a secret agreement for the “rat line” reached in early 2012 between the Obama and Erdoğan administrations: “By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria.”

After Washington abruptly ended the CIA’s role in the transfer of arms from Libya the “rat line” continued and became more ominous: “‘The United States was no longer in control of what the Turks were relaying to the jihadists,’ the former intelligence official said. Within weeks, as many as forty portable surface-to-air missile launchers, commonly known as manpads, were in the hands of Syrian rebels.”

The Killing of Osama bin Laden

The third article titled The Killing of Osama bin Laden was published on 17 April, 2014. The Obama administration needed a public relations win on the eve of his second term election and according to Hersh’s military source: “‘the killing of bin Laden was political theatre designed to burnish Obama’s military credentials.’”

Hersh’s article goes on to systematically debunk the Obama administration’s entire clumsy cover story while implicating the Saudis and Pakistanis who financed and protected Osama bin Laden. He goes on to reveal that once he had outlived his usefulness, to the Pakistanis, he was traded to the Americans who murdered him in cold blood and tossed his mutilated body parts over the Hindu Kish mountains.

The article further reveals how the Senate Intelligence Committee’s long-delayed report on CIA torture, released in December 2013 concluded that the CIA lied systematically about the effectiveness of its torture programme in gaining intelligence that would stop future terrorist attacks in the US.

Military to Military

Hersh’s fourth article titled Military to Military was published on 7 January 2016, and details how an exasperated military faction continued to repeat warnings that the fall of the Assad regime would lead to Libyan style chaos and, potentially, to Syria’s takeover by jihadi extremists. They were continuously ignored by both the political faction and the intelligence services: “[A]lthough many in the American intelligence community were aware that the Syrian opposition was dominated by extremists the CIA-sponsored weapons kept coming… General Dempsey and his colleagues on the Joint Chiefs of Staff kept their dissent out of bureaucratic channels, and survived in office. General Michael Flynn did not. ‘Flynn incurred the wrath of the White House by insisting on telling the truth about Syria,’ said Patrick Lang, a retired army colonel who served for nearly a decade as the chief Middle East civilian intelligence officer for the DIA. ‘He thought truth was the best thing and they shoved him out. He wouldn’t shut up.’ Flynn told me his problems went beyond Syria. ‘I was shaking things up at the DIA – and not just moving deckchairs on the Titanic. It was radical reform. I felt that the civilian leadership did not want to hear the truth. I suffered for it, but I’m OK with that.’”

Hersh’s paper further highlights a rebellion under the leadership of Joint Chiefs of Staff that was then led by General Martin Dempsey. He began to send a flow of US intelligence through allied militaries to the Syrian Arab Army and he orchestrated a deliberate plan to downgrade the quality of the arms being supplied to the rebels by the CIA. The military’s indirect pathway to Assad disappeared with Dempsey’s retirement in September 2015. The political faction then replaced Dempsey, as chairman of the Joint Chiefs, with General Joseph Dunford who advocated a “hard line” on Russia.

The power elite’s military faction realised that radical reform could not begin until the military faction had full political support behind them.

Rise of the Generals

In the 2016 US election Trump with the full weight of the military faction behind him pulled off a stunning victory against the entire political faction – defeating both the Democratic and Republican Party machines – and the corporate media.

The cornerstone of the corporatocracy, the Wall Street lobby, due to the sheer amount of fiat petrodollar based money it generates, and the influence it has over the US establishment was officially dethroned. The locus of power within the power elite had suddenly and dramatically shifted from Wall St to the Pentagon.

Although the situation is very fluid on the eve of the Trump presidency a map highlighting the US establishment entities supporting either Trump or his defeated opponent Clinton can be arguably mapped below.

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Trump quickly named security hardliners including past and present generals and FBI officials, to key security and intelligence positions while the corporate media accused Trump of having a starry-eyed fascination with the brass of America’s losing wars.

Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, who was forced from his position as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014, will be President-elect Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Army retired Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg will be serving in a supporting capacity to Flynn as chief of staff of the National Security Council (NSC).

Trump selected retired General James Mattis to lead the Department of Defense. Mattis, a documented war criminal, had helped cover up the 2005 Haditha massacre of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians by US soldiers. His soldiers also directly committed war crimes in the US sieges of Fallujah in 2004, when his forces not only used white phosphorus but fired on and killed up to 5,000 innocent civilians. General Mattis has called for a “new security architecture for the Mideast built on sound policy … Iran is a special case that must be dealt with as a threat to regional stability, nuclear and otherwise.” On a positive Mattis also got Trump to reconsider his stance on torture stating, “’I’ve never found it to be useful.”

General John Kelly, another long-serving Marine with a reputation for bluntness, has been picked to head the Department of Homeland Security. He is the most senior US officer to have lost a child in the “war on terror”. His son Robert, a first lieutenant in the marines, was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2010. He therefore strongly opposed efforts by the Obama administration to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, claiming that the remaining detainees were “all bad boys,” both guilty and dangerous.

And in selecting career military men like Flynn, Mattis and Kelly as his senior civilian advisers on military matters, Trump is in essence strengthening defense while creating rival intelligence entities that will remain loyal to his military faction.

Meanwhile Big Oil’s Rex Tillerson — the former CEO of world’s largest oil company, ExxonMobil — is to be Secretary of State. He has a two-decade relationship with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, who awarded Tillerson the Order of Friendship in 2013.

Mindful of others who defied the US establishment, Trump’s supporters delivered an ominous warning to rival power elite factions that should Trump be assassinated then a civil war would follow. In reality an assassination in today’s climate, without the support of the corporatocracy’s now discredited media, would usher in martial law and further ensconce the military faction within their seat of power.

Playing chess like Putin

Trump and his military faction appear to greatly admire Putin personally, and in September 2016 during the NBC Commander-in-Chief Forum Trump stated: “I will tell you that, in terms of leadership, he’s getting an ‘A’ and our president is not doing so well.” Trump’s military faction, unlike the other two factions sees Russia as more of a partner than an adversary and he is deeply committed to reorienting American foreign policy in a pro-Russian direction.

Trump knows Putin’s history well and appears intent on following in his footsteps. Putin took office by striking a deal with Russia’s political elite to protect former Russian President Yeltsin and his family from prosecution in exchange for Putin becoming Prime Minister and later President.

Then on July 28, 2000, after they had funded his election campaign, Vladimir Putin gathered the 18 most powerful businessmen (corporatocracy) in Russia and denounced the corporate elite as creators of a corrupt state. During the transition from Communism in the 1990s these oligarchs – the majority Jewish – had taken control of every single lever of power in Russia including the central bank, the mass media and even the Kremlin.

In a second meeting on January 24, 2001, Vladimir Putin met with 21 leading oligarchs and stressed that the Russian state had no plans to re-nationalize the economy, but added that they should have “a feeling of responsibility [to] the people and the country” and asked them to donate $2.6 million to a fund he was setting up to help families of soldiers wounded or killed in action.

True to his word the oligarchs that complied were allowed to keep the money they had looted from the Russian people. Those that didn’t comply, like Berezovsky and Gusinsky, Russia’s two most infamous and hated oligarchs, were gradually pushed out, and in some cases even imprisoned.

After defeating the oligarchs and gaining control of their media Putin then began to methodically cleanse the Russian government and the Kremlin of corporate influence.

Corporatocracy

Professor Jeffry Sachs calls the US corporate conspiracy The Rigged Game in which the political system has come to be controlled by powerful corporate interest groups – the “corporatocracy” – who dominate the policy agenda. Sachs explains how “[a] healthy economy is a mixed economy, in which government and the marketplace both play their role. Yet the federal government has neglected its role for three decades.”

President Trump appears to have taken a page from Sach’s book and, even before taking office, is signalling that his government will not neglect its role.

During an interview with Fortune on April 19, 2016, Donald Trump explicitly explained how he planned on taking back the economic “levers of power” from Wall Street’s Federal Reserve by supporting: “proposals that would take power away from the Fed, and allow Congress to audit the U.S. central bank’s decision making.”

On December, 6, 2016 it was the military industrial complex’s Boeing that felt the brunt of his attack when President-elect Donald Trump called for the scrapping of multi-billion dollar plans for Boeing to build a new Air Force One, calling the costs “ridiculous and totally out of control.” He then followed this up on December 12, 2016, when he took on the Lockheed Martin by attacking the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter on Twitter, saying the cost of the next-generation stealth plane is “out of control,” stating: “Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th.”

In an early December interview with TIME ahead of his selection as TIME’s Person of the Year, Trump railed against the Healthcare lobby when he stated that he doesn’t “like what’s happened with drug prices” and that he will “bring down” the cost of prescription medication.

Even earlier, on January 2016, at Liberty University, Trump had startled Silicon Valley when he promised to punish companies that offshore production by placing tariffs on their imports coming back to the US: “We’re going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries.”

The Big Oil lobby, initially ambivalent, now appears to have put its weight behind Trump. There are signs that the Big Oil lobby may have fallen out with the corporatocracy over the economic sanctions on Russia and access to its vast untapped oil fields, as well as Saudi Arabia’s two years of flooding the global market with cheap crude in order to drive oil prices down and economically damage the Russian economy. This policy had made both US shale oil and US energy independence unsustainable.

While the corporatocracy will survive, the days of crony capitalism appear to be coming to an end.

The death of neoliberalism

The Trump election, much like Brexit before it, signals an entirely new development not witnessed since the shift towards neoliberalism under President Reagan over 40 years ago. Trump has promised to end the neoliberal, hyper-globalisation ideology in which the interests of the working class have been sacrificed in favour of the corporatocracy that has been encouraged to invest around the world depriving Americans of their jobs.

The global financial crisis of 2008, the worst since the great depression of 1931, saw Wall Street bailed out by the taxpayers while the responsible bankers were not prosecuted for their crimes. Under the Obama administration this was further compounded by rejecting bailouts for homeowners, oversee growing inequality, militarisation, covert operations and the facilitating of overseas war crimes.

Meanwhile, nine years on, the neoliberal practice of quantitative easing has failed to revive the economic patient who remains on “life support.” This after effect of the global financial crisis has served to undermine the peoples’ faith and trust in the competence of the power elite’s political faction and the corporate media. Trump’s ascendency thus signals the beginning of the end of the neoliberal era.

Trumps promise to, “Put America first,” pulls the plug on neoliberalism’s economic life support and imposes a new era of economic nationalism. The military faction will abandon unfettered capitalism, free trade agreements and globalisation in favour of de-globalisation, economic nationalism, rebuilding of infrastructure, the middle class and manufacturing.

The table below is fluid but is based on current policy details, revealed by Trump, and details how the current neoliberal policies may gradually shift to policies of economic nationalism.

Government departments Masses’ Policies Neo-Liberal Policies Economic nationalism Policies Corporatocracy lobbies
Dept. of State Establishment of friendly relations with other nations. Maintenance of the petrodollar through the support of compliant authoritarian nations or covert funding of unstable extremists to overthrow non-compliant nations Maintenance of the petrodollar through the support of compliant authoritarian nations. Multilateral approach of working with Russia while continuing to isolate China and Iran Wall Street-Washington complex
Dept. of the Treasury Lower and fairer tax system that incentivises workers and savers Financialisation, corporate subsidies, tax loopholes and overseas tax havens. nationalisation, cutting of corporate subsidies, closing of tax loopholes and overseas tax havens.
Dept. of Commerce Open trade and protection of key industries “Free” trade Agreements (Inc. TTP & TTIP), Economic sanctions protectionism, tariffs, economic sanctions
Dept. of Justice Universal human rights, equal justice and fair trials Non-prosecution of criminal bank leaders, with prosecution of deep state whistle blowers. Prosecution of corporate crime, Non-prosecution of military and police crimes, continued prosecution of deep state whistle blowers.
Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Affordable and easily accessible housing. Financialisation, housing speculation and homelessness. Removal of “red tape”, opening up of land for building
Dept. of Defense Security and Defense of citizens against foreign enemies Maintenance of the petrodollar, full spectrum dominance, exceptionalism, war on terrorism and the militarization of foreign policy . Maintenance of the petrodollar, full spectrum dominance, multi-polarity, war on terrorism military-industrial complex
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Support and subsidies for veterans Cheap outsourced care facilities and abandoned veterans. Renationalisation of care facilities and housing, medical and mental care for war veterans.
Dept. of Transport Electric vehicles, subsidised transport and easily accessible transportation grid. Subsidised car-centric policies and urban planning. Subsidised car-centric policies and urban planning. Big Oil-transport-military complex
Dept. of Energy Environmental protection, reliable and nationalised mostly renewable energy supply. Subsidised fossil fuel energy dependence and debunking of climate change. Subsidised fossil fuel energy dependence and debunking of climate change.
Dept. of the Interior Management and conservation federal land and natural resources. Waiving of environmental protection, access for sea lanes, pipelines, mining and resource extraction. Waiving of environmental protection, access for sea lanes, pipelines, mining and resource extraction.
Dept. of Health & Human Services Subsidised and universal Healthcare. mandatory healthcare and privatisation. privatised healthcare Healthcare industry
Dept. of Homeland Security Security and Privacy. Mass Surveillance and copyright enforcement. Mass Surveillance Silicon Valley
Dept. of Agriculture Healthy, nutritious and affordable food. Food monopolisation and dependence through patented GMOs. Breaking up of monopolies, increased competition. Big Ag (Monsanto)
Dept. of Education Subsidised and universal education. Class-based privatisation and outsourcing. Increased investment in education. Organised Labor
Dept. of Labor Jobs and decent wages. Outsourcing, mass immigration to lower wages, commodification of Labor, deregulation, deindustrialisation, under employment and unemployment. Reshoring, border controls to boost wages, return of skilled labor, reregulation, reindustrialisation, full employment, lower taxes All lobbies

Monetary hegemony strategy

The power elite’s monetary hegemony petrodollar strategy will remain unchanged under Trumps’ military faction. However, Trump’s foreign policy signals the end of America’s unipolar moment, the period that was called the “new world order” by George Bush after the collapse of the former USSR and the US’s 1991 Gulf War victory.

It took the actions of former rogue CIA operatives, called Al Qaeda, to give the US an excuse to invade and conquer key economic chokepoints and geopolitical pivot nations, in the heart of the world’s oil reserves that would give the power elite global economic and military dominance. These power elite plans were given to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the time, and documented in a memo that a puzzled senior staff officer showed to General Wesley Clark:”[W]e’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”

The Republican-led neoconservative “war on terror” phase, that took place from 2001 to 2011, symbolised the overt US invasion, occupation and destruction of primarily Afghanistan and Iraq. When worldwide condemnation combined with Iraqi military resistance proved too great, the power elite were forced to switch to more covert means.

Under the new Obama administration, a Democratic-led, CIA-orchestrated “Arab Spring” took place from 2011-2016 and symbolised the covert invasion of Libya and Syria using reconstituted terrorist death squads. The power elite had not only used the 9/11 attack conducted by elements of their rogue terrorist death squads to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, but they were now going to reconstitute a compliant group of the same terrorists and use them to covertly invade Libya and Syria.

With the Syrian government’s capture of Aleppo in late 2016, it became apparent to all observers that both the overt and covert US invasions were soundly defeated primarily by heroic resistance forces in Iraq and Syria, respectively.

With the barbaric US invasions blunted, the Trump administration now represents a rear-guard attempting to hold onto key nations in the heart of the world’s global energy reserves and maintain the US’s petrodollar monetary hegemony backing, while Trump transitions his economy from a financial to an industrial economy. Trump will thus continue to secure the GCC nations, especially Saudi Arabia, provided they reign in their terrorist death squads, plaguing the Middle East. Israel will also be fully supported and used to maintain the current Middle Eastern stalemate against Iran.

It is however Trump’s détente with Russia that is truly significant as it signals the end of the unipolar “new world order.” Russia will once again be allowed its own “sphere of influence.” This will most likely see Crimean reunification accepted the return of economically plundered Ukraine to Russian influence and the Russian presence in Syria acknowledged.

In return the military faction wants to desperately break up the tripartite strategic Eurasian team of Russia-China-Iran. The military faction wants Russia to help block China’s rise in the South China Sea and to contain Iran. The military faction appears to have been inspired by documented war criminal, Henry Kissinger, who at the Primakov lecture in February 2016 stated: “The long-term interests of both countries call for a world that transforms the contemporary turbulence and flux into a new equilibrium which is increasingly multipolar and globalized…..Russia should be perceived as an essential element of any new global equilibrium, not primarily as a threat to the United States.”

Draining the swamp?

For the first time in memory the US establishment, consisting of the visible US Government and the invisible corporate-deep-state that has subverted it, have had a dramatic schism. Contrary to corporate media hand-wringing, the 2016 US election for the masses was never about a choice for Trump over Clinton, it was in reality a choice of, the same united power elite maintaining the same US establishment under President select Clinton, versus a divided power elite led by Trump’s military faction.

This seminal moment represents a change of both US strategy and tactics that have been used to maintain the US’s economic and military power.

Strategically, while the power elite have finally abandoned America’s unipolar moment, they will now maintain the US as a multipolar global hegemon receiving its petrodollar tribute. Their plans are to finally grant Russia, but not China, its own “sphere of influence” and to cleave it away from its Eurasian and Middle Eastern allies.

Economically and tactically neoliberalism, as an ideology, is now officially dead. The power elite’s corporatocracy (corporate faction) will be tamed and replaced by a protectionist, localised, rebuilding of America’s manufacturing base.

While not exactly “draining the swamp,” the new Trump administration plans on “fencing off some of the alligators” that have devoured so many innocents during 40 years of neoliberalism at home and militarism abroad.

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  1. Wally says: • Website

    Political “Science”?

    A “science” with zero science.

    Sort of like “holocaust scholar”.

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  2. Jason Liu says:

    C’mon, you’re not gonna mention race? Most of these changes are motivated deep down by people who want homogeneity and people who hate those that want homogeneity. Economics and the like will always be a second consideration.

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    Word to the wise is enough

    Sometimes, even no word to the wise is enough.

    I don't think Chibo intended his work for, say, primary school.
    , @U. Ranus
    > C’mon, you’re not gonna mention race?

    You can dig into that "org chart" of USG and assign (predominant) ethnic groups to each of the boxes. For that very reason, it basically doesn't matter. Remember that time during the election when every shot at global capital was interpreted as antisemitism?

    On the other hand, too many on the right do not get the deep interconnect between capital and the maladies of "progress." Very valuable essay for that reason alone.

    , @CanSpeccy

    Most of these changes are motivated deep down by people who want homogeneity and people who hate those that want homogeneity.
     
    It's not just about homogeneity, it is about genocide.

    To quote Raphael Lemkin, who coined the word:


    ...[it] does not necessarily signify mass killings although it may mean that.

    More often it refers to a coordinated plan aimed at destruction of the essential foundations of the life of national groups so that these groups wither and die like plants that have suffered a blight.
     

    That is exactly the fast approaching fate of the Western nations. Under current population and cultural policies, the fertility of the European nations has fallen far below the replacement rate while mass replacement immigration by people of an alien race and culture is promoted, even in contravention of law.

    Obama, Merkel and other leaders of the EU have been engaged in a genocidal population policy. To reverse the trend, it is essential to provide both an economic basis and a cultural environment favorable to a revival in fertility. That is what Trump's announced policies amount to: repatriation of manufacturing jobs upon which the prosperity of the masses depend directly or indirectly, and an end to political correctness, i.e., K to 12 and beyond brainwashing in the guise of education.

    For those of us who've not read Hersh, a very useful article.

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  3. Interesting insights, but basically a ridiculous analysis of the election. Trump won because his promises to restore economic prosperity by controlling immigration (internal outsourcing) and removal of US industry to other countries (external outsourcing) resonated with the middle class and working class electorate, particularly in key states within the Electoral College System. If the establishment and their MSM lapdogs had actually allowed an honest election, Trump would probably have won by a historic landslide. The military had absolutely nothing to do with determining the elections outcome and resurrecting C. Wright Mill’s grotesquely oversimplified view of American society doesn’t provide any convincing evidence otherwise. If Chibo can get away with calling himself a political scientist then that discipline belongs in the Academy of Laputa.

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  4. Kyle a says:

    That line with Trump having the backing of the military during the general election is so far removed from reality…. I thought Lew Rockwell was now an Unz poster.

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    Flynn senior is the closest intelligence adviser to Trump. He was formerly the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. He doesn't trust the CIA and the CIA doesn't trust him.

    His son has a put out a tweet that links to a story by Thierry Meyssan titled: General Flynn’s Proposals to Reform Intelligence

    This is where we learn what the intelligence community attack on Trump is really all about. It is self-defense from a Flynn reform plan that will rip the current intelligence community apart.

    http://www.targetliberty.com/2017/01/the-son-in-middle-of-intelligence-war.html
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  5. Madmen says:

    Interesting analysis.
    Charles Hugh-Smith on zero hedge came up with a very similar conclusion about the schism within the deep state:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-18/does-rogue-deep-state-have-trumps-back

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    C'mon, you're not gonna mention race? Most of these changes are motivated deep down by people who want homogeneity and people who hate those that want homogeneity. Economics and the like will always be a second consideration.

    Word to the wise is enough

    Sometimes, even no word to the wise is enough.

    I don’t think Chibo intended his work for, say, primary school.

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  7. Mark Green says: • Website

    ‘Theory of Everything’?

    Are you kidding?

    This article totally ignores race, language, ethnic identity, national origins, phenotype, genotype, and religion.

    As a ‘Theory of Everything’, it is profoundly inadequate.

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  8. U. Ranus says:
    @Jason Liu
    C'mon, you're not gonna mention race? Most of these changes are motivated deep down by people who want homogeneity and people who hate those that want homogeneity. Economics and the like will always be a second consideration.

    > C’mon, you’re not gonna mention race?

    You can dig into that “org chart” of USG and assign (predominant) ethnic groups to each of the boxes. For that very reason, it basically doesn’t matter. Remember that time during the election when every shot at global capital was interpreted as antisemitism?

    On the other hand, too many on the right do not get the deep interconnect between capital and the maladies of “progress.” Very valuable essay for that reason alone.

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  9. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @Jason Liu
    C'mon, you're not gonna mention race? Most of these changes are motivated deep down by people who want homogeneity and people who hate those that want homogeneity. Economics and the like will always be a second consideration.

    Most of these changes are motivated deep down by people who want homogeneity and people who hate those that want homogeneity.

    It’s not just about homogeneity, it is about genocide.

    To quote Raphael Lemkin, who coined the word:

    …[it] does not necessarily signify mass killings although it may mean that.

    More often it refers to a coordinated plan aimed at destruction of the essential foundations of the life of national groups so that these groups wither and die like plants that have suffered a blight.

    That is exactly the fast approaching fate of the Western nations. Under current population and cultural policies, the fertility of the European nations has fallen far below the replacement rate while mass replacement immigration by people of an alien race and culture is promoted, even in contravention of law.

    Obama, Merkel and other leaders of the EU have been engaged in a genocidal population policy. To reverse the trend, it is essential to provide both an economic basis and a cultural environment favorable to a revival in fertility. That is what Trump’s announced policies amount to: repatriation of manufacturing jobs upon which the prosperity of the masses depend directly or indirectly, and an end to political correctness, i.e., K to 12 and beyond brainwashing in the guise of education.

    For those of us who’ve not read Hersh, a very useful article.

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  10. joe webb says:

    agree with above comments. Who is this guy anyway? It would be appropriate to provide a brief bio on presenters, at least new ones.

    Personally, all this deep state stuff leaves me cold, especially because names, dates, etc. are slim
    It is another example of Leftie discourse….ain’t it awful that bad guys are up to this and that.

    Joe Webb

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  11. joe webb says:

    ok, for example, “Under the new Obama administration, a Democratic-led, CIA-orchestrated “Arab Spring” took place from 2011-2016 and symbolised the covert invasion of Libya and Syria using reconstituted terrorist death squads.”

    Say What?? The CIA and a Democratic-led cohort did the Arab Spring? What pure hokum.

    As people know, I am not a big fan of Arabs, but to deny them agency in their own political sphere is just weird…This one sentence above should be a whole article on the Arab Spring (…an event I predicted at the time would be still-born because of Arab anti-democratic genes) and then the author says it was a “symbol…”….Say What?

    Of course the US sends in money, like the Color Revolutions, etc. So what. So mebbe Russia did leak the truthful tapes on Billary, so what?

    Where is the editor here anyway? Worth less than a jewyorktimes editorial.

    Joe Webb

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    Where is the editor here anyway? Worth less than a jewyorktimes editorial.

    Joe Webb

     

    If there were an editor eliminating valueless comments yours would be the first to go. Why hang around and make endless and abusive comments, all of which are profoundly stupid? Don't like some particular writer then move on. You and a few other insulting pinhead commenters merely detract from this website.
    , @Madmen
    The Omari Mosque was the scene of backstage preparations, costume changes and rehearsals. The Libyan terrorists, fresh from the battlefield of the US-NATO regime change attack on Libya, were in Deraa well ahead of the March 2011 uprising violence.......The participation of local Muslim Brotherhood followers, who would assist the foreign Libyan mercenaries/terrorists, was an essential part of the CIA plan, which was well scripted and directed from Jordan......The CIA agents running the Deraa operation from their office in Jordan had already provided the weapons and cash needed to fuel the flames of revolution in Syria. With enough money and weapons, you can start a revolution anywhere in the world.

    http://ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/syria-crisis/1135-day-before-deraa.html
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  12. The death of neoliberalism

    It seems to me that ‘neoliberalism’ is a stage of capitalism, produced by the new environment (that we call ‘globalization’) characterized by modern state of communications (such as the world-wide computer networks), and the modern means of transcontinental freight.

    Assuming that capitalist system of production remains, I don’t think neoliberalism is going anywhere. Yes, it faces global backlash today, but it’ll find a way around. It’ll take a slightly different form, that’s all.

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  13. Sorry, don’t buy the following: “the media turned full force against Trump, but it was too late.” Any media attention was good attention. The more outrage, the more popularity. The media will say and do anything, the important thing is you are paying attention – necessary for manipulation. They elected Trump, they let Hillary die on the vine as it were. But nothing has changed, no matter how much the media has been screaming that “change is upon us”.

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  14. @joe webb
    ok, for example, "Under the new Obama administration, a Democratic-led, CIA-orchestrated “Arab Spring” took place from 2011-2016 and symbolised the covert invasion of Libya and Syria using reconstituted terrorist death squads."

    Say What?? The CIA and a Democratic-led cohort did the Arab Spring? What pure hokum.

    As people know, I am not a big fan of Arabs, but to deny them agency in their own political sphere is just weird...This one sentence above should be a whole article on the Arab Spring (...an event I predicted at the time would be still-born because of Arab anti-democratic genes) and then the author says it was a "symbol..."....Say What?

    Of course the US sends in money, like the Color Revolutions, etc. So what. So mebbe Russia did leak the truthful tapes on Billary, so what?

    Where is the editor here anyway? Worth less than a jewyorktimes editorial.

    Joe Webb

    Where is the editor here anyway? Worth less than a jewyorktimes editorial.

    Joe Webb

    If there were an editor eliminating valueless comments yours would be the first to go. Why hang around and make endless and abusive comments, all of which are profoundly stupid? Don’t like some particular writer then move on. You and a few other insulting pinhead commenters merely detract from this website.

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    care to rationally offer an argument contra me beside foaming at the mouth?

    "Don’t like some particular writer then move on" My arguments have nothing to do with any particular writer, except when they regularly are, imho, just always lame, like Fred on Nothing, or to a lesser degree, Shamir, or the Turk, who refuses to debate my points and just bans me...great argument there Anatoly. Oriental Despot.

    Then there is the Saker with his hobby horse..anglo-zionist hegemony, etc. too bad cuz he is useful as he has lots of info on Russia, etc. Unfortunately he plays commies 'n' nazis, an emotional fixation probably cuz he loves racial equality, and nazis are racists! The Absolute Worst.

    If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen, or bitchin.

    Try stringing more than a few words together. Good for the neurons. JW
    , @Dale
    Such mindlessly racist BS is indicative of substandard education. Did you go to a government school? The NYTimes is a propaganda outlet, but blaming it on Jewish conspiracy is ridiculous.
    , @Manchurian Take Out
    You sir are the echo in echo chamber. Don't like critics? This article begs for insult. One unsubstantiated claim after another building a theory that reduces the World to a simple formula. If only history were so tidy, logical, and "scientific." Politics like economics and all social "sciences" is too complex to reduce to such childish oversimplification. This article's kindred analogy would be the computer models that "prove" global warming. Lots of debatable "facts" that in turn are used to build a theory of globally connected "deep" state competing cabals that are using nations as puppets. Very appealing order of things to those with a certain inclination of mind (It's the matrix!). All because a doofus some years back said there is a NWO and that must mean.... May the farce be with you.
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  15. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    From the last interview of Soros:

    “I have described him as an impostor and con man, and a would be dictator” and said that “I’m personally convinced he’s going to fail” because the “the policies that guide him are inherently self-contradictory.”

    Trump stands for a government that’s the opposite of an open society, something like a dictatorship or a mafia state

    He said that Trump would be a dictator if he could get away with it but believes that the Constitution of the United States is strong enough to prevent Trump from taking too much power.

    Trump believes his ideas are the will of the people so anyone who is against him is against the people

    What all readers, and Chibo himself if he reads these comments, are going to think is: Soros lies, and he knows that.

    I don’t believe it.
    Power makes the human brain unable to discriminate between their will and “just” “true” “good” and “what is best, even for the people“.

    These people love an “open society”, exactly like lions, tigers, and others in a zoo would like the zoo to have an open society policy, and open all cages to keep all animals together.

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  16. Madmen says:
    @Kyle a
    That line with Trump having the backing of the military during the general election is so far removed from reality.... I thought Lew Rockwell was now an Unz poster.

    Flynn senior is the closest intelligence adviser to Trump. He was formerly the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. He doesn’t trust the CIA and the CIA doesn’t trust him.

    His son has a put out a tweet that links to a story by Thierry Meyssan titled: General Flynn’s Proposals to Reform Intelligence

    This is where we learn what the intelligence community attack on Trump is really all about. It is self-defense from a Flynn reform plan that will rip the current intelligence community apart.

    http://www.targetliberty.com/2017/01/the-son-in-middle-of-intelligence-war.html

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  17. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Calling Kissinger a war criminal is all the rage.

    But whenever I consider any book he’s written and I have read, or any of his statements and policies, well… it’s hard to deny he was a political genius.

    In the late years he has tried to add some good judgment to the debate on Russia, and the mainstream media like the NYT and WSJ reacted stopping giving his opinions space.

    They don’t make people like Kissinger any more — or maybe people like Kissinger don’t get to have the power they had before any more, and the USA would be in a better shape if they still did.

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    Murder is murder, no matter whether committed by an individual or a group. Why is government exempt from this?
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  18. Madmen says:
    @joe webb
    ok, for example, "Under the new Obama administration, a Democratic-led, CIA-orchestrated “Arab Spring” took place from 2011-2016 and symbolised the covert invasion of Libya and Syria using reconstituted terrorist death squads."

    Say What?? The CIA and a Democratic-led cohort did the Arab Spring? What pure hokum.

    As people know, I am not a big fan of Arabs, but to deny them agency in their own political sphere is just weird...This one sentence above should be a whole article on the Arab Spring (...an event I predicted at the time would be still-born because of Arab anti-democratic genes) and then the author says it was a "symbol..."....Say What?

    Of course the US sends in money, like the Color Revolutions, etc. So what. So mebbe Russia did leak the truthful tapes on Billary, so what?

    Where is the editor here anyway? Worth less than a jewyorktimes editorial.

    Joe Webb

    The Omari Mosque was the scene of backstage preparations, costume changes and rehearsals. The Libyan terrorists, fresh from the battlefield of the US-NATO regime change attack on Libya, were in Deraa well ahead of the March 2011 uprising violence…….The participation of local Muslim Brotherhood followers, who would assist the foreign Libyan mercenaries/terrorists, was an essential part of the CIA plan, which was well scripted and directed from Jordan……The CIA agents running the Deraa operation from their office in Jordan had already provided the weapons and cash needed to fuel the flames of revolution in Syria. With enough money and weapons, you can start a revolution anywhere in the world.

    http://ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/syria-crisis/1135-day-before-deraa.html

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  19. Michael Meo says: • Website

    This piece has a lot of attractive features, and some negative. The author made a considerable effort to pull together the overriding idea of a Deep State, with the specific events that we have seen during the last US election and in the Middle East.

    So, to propose that the military wing of the Deep State has fallen out with the Intelligence Services and the Political-Financial faction would be unpersuasive without the interesting interpretation of three or four recent articles by Seymour Hersh, purporting to tell us what caused the waffling over Syria and Libya during the last four years. Similarly, the thesis put forward of the effort by Trump to attack the powerful corporate bosses who choose outsourcing over national enhancement would be weak, without the observation that Putin did something quite similar in the successor state to the Soviet Union.

    However, the major event of the US military sabotaging the agreement between Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, late last summer, to co-operate in bombing “terrorists” in Syria, conflicts with the picture presented.

    There, it was the political elite, the Obama Administration, that was setting up co-operation with the Russians, and it was the military which unilaterally acted to destroy any possibility of such co-operation, by attacking and bombing a Syrian Army camp after supposedly the agreement to co-operate had been reached. It was the military which made co-operation with the Russians, agreed to by the politicians, impossible. And it was quite a significant blow to Obama’s foreign policy, a blow which, tellingly, he did nothing in response, either to re-establish his leadership or to punish the military officers responsible for the sabotage.

    So, with that major datum point not being addressed, since it lies exactly within the area which the author claims to be explaining, the piece lacks the power to convince.

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    Article states:
    "The military’s indirect pathway to Assad disappeared with Dempsey’s retirement in September 2015. The political faction then replaced Dempsey, as chairman of the Joint Chiefs, with General Joseph Dunford who advocated a “hard line” on Russia."
    , @joe webb
    Madman .k thanks. Then the reliability of the author
    depends on his history and other reports that can back him up.

    Michael Meo...AS for Trump's apparent effort to control the corporate bosses...we all have seen it. However, so far it might be just a flash in the pan.

    With regard to I assume you mean the US military...sabotaging the Obama attempt to work with the Russians....that is a very serious charge, and may be true. There again, and I admit that I do not follow this stuff closely, what other evidence is there that backs this up?

    It seems questionable that Obongo would not have done something about it, given his propensity to seemingly at least, restrain the war party.

    Joe Webb
    , @Marko
    I believe the author does adequately address that point :

    "...The military’s indirect pathway to Assad disappeared with Dempsey’s retirement in September 2015. The political faction then replaced Dempsey, as chairman of the Joint Chiefs, with General Joseph Dunford who advocated a “hard line” on Russia. "

    The suggestion is that the new military leadership under Trump will behave more like Dempsey than like Dunford.
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  20. Madmen says:
    @Michael Meo
    This piece has a lot of attractive features, and some negative. The author made a considerable effort to pull together the overriding idea of a Deep State, with the specific events that we have seen during the last US election and in the Middle East.

    So, to propose that the military wing of the Deep State has fallen out with the Intelligence Services and the Political-Financial faction would be unpersuasive without the interesting interpretation of three or four recent articles by Seymour Hersh, purporting to tell us what caused the waffling over Syria and Libya during the last four years. Similarly, the thesis put forward of the effort by Trump to attack the powerful corporate bosses who choose outsourcing over national enhancement would be weak, without the observation that Putin did something quite similar in the successor state to the Soviet Union.

    However, the major event of the US military sabotaging the agreement between Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, late last summer, to co-operate in bombing "terrorists" in Syria, conflicts with the picture presented.

    There, it was the political elite, the Obama Administration, that was setting up co-operation with the Russians, and it was the military which unilaterally acted to destroy any possibility of such co-operation, by attacking and bombing a Syrian Army camp after supposedly the agreement to co-operate had been reached. It was the military which made co-operation with the Russians, agreed to by the politicians, impossible. And it was quite a significant blow to Obama's foreign policy, a blow which, tellingly, he did nothing in response, either to re-establish his leadership or to punish the military officers responsible for the sabotage.

    So, with that major datum point not being addressed, since it lies exactly within the area which the author claims to be explaining, the piece lacks the power to convince.

    Article states:
    “The military’s indirect pathway to Assad disappeared with Dempsey’s retirement in September 2015. The political faction then replaced Dempsey, as chairman of the Joint Chiefs, with General Joseph Dunford who advocated a “hard line” on Russia.”

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  21. Once in awhile you read an article worth the read and this is certainly one of them.
    We do seem to have a real divide between the unelected power elite finally, and I can’t say we the people have much to say or are really going to benefit much either way. A politician needs money and votes to be elected in that order. Money is never forsaken without the politicians removal by those giving the money one way or the other. The voting public is always divided and has so many interest to be served a politician can most of the time explain away a less than stellar record and so it goes.
    Money/power is what makes our so called Republic tick. The Federal Reserve has it in spades and is what makes the warfare/welfare state possible. Without a fiat monetary system we would not have to worries to much about either. Because we would have to actually pay for them with our tax dollars and under those conditions our taxs would have to more than double and that is only counting the on budget items. Neither candidate or political party is going to change anything until we lose our world reserve currency status. Empire always go broke when they debase their money trying to support the warfare/welfare state. That’s what is at stake and why the triangle of the power elite is split with the military taking a direct interest in politics which is not good news. The CIA/International Corporations have had their way and gutted our economy with wars and globalism to their benefit. The military by its nature is more nationalist and knows without the world reserve currency in dollars their and our days are numbered as an empire. We the people are not much of a factor in this whole sordid affair. We lost our say in our Republic with the enactment of the Federal Reserve in 1913. Yes long before any of us were even born. Our political leaders and unelected leaders can create all the money needed without taxing us to much to run the warfare/welfare state and shine us on for the most part. Until we take back our monetary system and return to “Honest Money” ( non fiat money ) we will never recover our Constitutional Republic.

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  22. joe webb says:
    @Michael Meo
    This piece has a lot of attractive features, and some negative. The author made a considerable effort to pull together the overriding idea of a Deep State, with the specific events that we have seen during the last US election and in the Middle East.

    So, to propose that the military wing of the Deep State has fallen out with the Intelligence Services and the Political-Financial faction would be unpersuasive without the interesting interpretation of three or four recent articles by Seymour Hersh, purporting to tell us what caused the waffling over Syria and Libya during the last four years. Similarly, the thesis put forward of the effort by Trump to attack the powerful corporate bosses who choose outsourcing over national enhancement would be weak, without the observation that Putin did something quite similar in the successor state to the Soviet Union.

    However, the major event of the US military sabotaging the agreement between Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, late last summer, to co-operate in bombing "terrorists" in Syria, conflicts with the picture presented.

    There, it was the political elite, the Obama Administration, that was setting up co-operation with the Russians, and it was the military which unilaterally acted to destroy any possibility of such co-operation, by attacking and bombing a Syrian Army camp after supposedly the agreement to co-operate had been reached. It was the military which made co-operation with the Russians, agreed to by the politicians, impossible. And it was quite a significant blow to Obama's foreign policy, a blow which, tellingly, he did nothing in response, either to re-establish his leadership or to punish the military officers responsible for the sabotage.

    So, with that major datum point not being addressed, since it lies exactly within the area which the author claims to be explaining, the piece lacks the power to convince.

    Madman .k thanks. Then the reliability of the author
    depends on his history and other reports that can back him up.

    Michael Meo…AS for Trump’s apparent effort to control the corporate bosses…we all have seen it. However, so far it might be just a flash in the pan.

    With regard to I assume you mean the US military…sabotaging the Obama attempt to work with the Russians….that is a very serious charge, and may be true. There again, and I admit that I do not follow this stuff closely, what other evidence is there that backs this up?

    It seems questionable that Obongo would not have done something about it, given his propensity to seemingly at least, restrain the war party.

    Joe Webb

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  23. From Chibo’s first article, “Political Science’s ‘Theory of Everything’”:

    A 2011 study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities entitled Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens affirmed Mill’s view – that the US Government does not represent the interests of the majority of the masses, but instead represents the interests of the rich and powerful.

    What I find utterly striking about this election involves the evident realization of the common man that he/she has inherited and competes within a world in which those who play the Washington elite game reap unbounded rewards while those who either do not have access or do not play reap very little.

    At one time, a bone was thrown to the middle class which assuaged them: the strong middle class had a savings account; could take vacations; could send his/her kids to college; could enjoy first-class healthcare; had comfortable discretionary income; etc. Today, as stakes rise for those who find the need to maintain incessant war to provide the style of living to which they have become accustomed, those amenities can no longer be provided, and the man on the street is waking up.

    Probably the unprecedented suicide rate among white middle class since 2006? Or the overwhelmingly high rate of opiate addiction among lower and middle white classes?

    From the Washington Post’s article “U.S. suicide rate has risen sharply in the 21st century” (2016):

    Suicide remains one of the 10 leading causes of death for Americans. Its rise comes amid a long-term decline of death rates for most other major killers, such as cancer and heart disease, the result of billions of dollars spent on research and the development of new treatments.

    The U.S. homicide rate is also down: There are more than two suicides for every homicide. Among whites, there are more than seven suicides for every slaying.

    Along with opioid abuse and alcoholism, suicide has attracted recent attention as one of the main causes of a surprising increase in mortality for white men and women since the turn of the last century, especially for those ages 45 to 54.

    When people around you start to die, then you begin to pay attention.

    BTW, I find the posters who offer nothing except scathingly negative comments a puzzle. Are we possibly, from YourNewsWire.com: “CIA Agents To Troll Alternative Media Sites In Huge Propaganda Program.”

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    I have found your comment to be exceptionally well reasoned. I just discovered this site, and I am in love.
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  24. joe webb says:
    @joewitless

    Where is the editor here anyway? Worth less than a jewyorktimes editorial.

    Joe Webb

     

    If there were an editor eliminating valueless comments yours would be the first to go. Why hang around and make endless and abusive comments, all of which are profoundly stupid? Don't like some particular writer then move on. You and a few other insulting pinhead commenters merely detract from this website.

    care to rationally offer an argument contra me beside foaming at the mouth?

    “Don’t like some particular writer then move on” My arguments have nothing to do with any particular writer, except when they regularly are, imho, just always lame, like Fred on Nothing, or to a lesser degree, Shamir, or the Turk, who refuses to debate my points and just bans me…great argument there Anatoly. Oriental Despot.

    Then there is the Saker with his hobby horse..anglo-zionist hegemony, etc. too bad cuz he is useful as he has lots of info on Russia, etc. Unfortunately he plays commies ‘n’ nazis, an emotional fixation probably cuz he loves racial equality, and nazis are racists! The Absolute Worst.

    If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen, or bitchin.

    Try stringing more than a few words together. Good for the neurons. JW

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  25. What Chibo omits, most importantly, is Trump’s motivation and, therefore, Trump’s ultimate goals in terms of the US’s global role going forward. Certainly re-establishing the US working middle class through manufacturing jobs and the resultingly, presumably purchased exported products, which Trump believes will in part restore the US economy, is Trump’s articulated base, or consumer-voter goal, other than good relations with Russia and tough on China and Iran it is all rhetoric. It is one thing if Chibo omitted that Trump is now the tool of the military third leg if the three-pronged stool; but the military needs the other two legs of the stool to stand. Hence, protectionism is a self-defeating strategy of military protectionists. The military brass that assisted Trump’s victory while perhaps legitmately altrustic will not pu themselves and their brethern out of business.

    The most important omission from Chibo is what Trump wants (not the established military7) to do with the vaccum he presumably will create. Is it as Chibo suggests and turn the middle and far east into Russia’s streetcorner?

    Ultimately it may be simpler: Trump believed in efficient US capatalism and its ability to produce competitive oil, the futikty of US involvment in Arab-Russo va. Euro petro squabbles vis-a-vis pipeline sources and routes through Syria, and picked the winner he believes in: USA.

    Trump picks Tillerson as SOS to close the deal.

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    I still hold out that someone will give him a copy of economics in one lesson and it will convince him that his protectionist instincts are wrong
    , @David Chibo
    Trump's personal motivation is secondary to the faction that has backed him. He id dependent on the protection that will be offered by the military faction. If JFK had had the support of the military faction when he took on the CIA he may not have been assasinated.

    Trump has been chosen by the military faction to maintain US global financial and military hegemony by changing the US from a neoliberal unilateral hegemon to a economic nationalistic bilateral hegemon.
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  26. Diogenes says:

    Contrary to all the carping I think this article is a very good attempt at making some sense of the current American political situation. I also listened to the podcast and it confirms much of what I know from other sources.
    There is a power struggle within the American establishment between the Military and Wall street concerning the proper role of Big Business or the Corporatocracy.
    Neoliberal Financialization and globalism is recognized as a failure which has hollowed out the domestic US manufacturing industry and lead to social instability threatening the long term viability American capitalist project.
    America needs to re industrialize, cut profligate wasteful spending on military adventurism and reduce it national debt in order, now get this, to rebuild itself on a sounder footing. The CIA and NSA are out of control and need to be down sized and subordinated to the Military.

    The article’s TABLE is a good summary of the changes required but all is said and done the US will remain a capitalist democracy in which American Capital will still want to dominate and control most of the world. Under Trump China, Jihadist Terrorists and Iran will be in America’s gun sights and Russia will be given some slack for the time being.

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    The war between the various factions of the deep state will remain behind the scenes until it doesn't. Let us all pray that it remains behind the scenes.
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  27. joe webb says:

    by the way, Seymour Hirsch has been reliable for decades. Also Robert Fisk, whom I credited a couple weeks back as generally good, although a zionist.

    What do these guys, both jews of course, have to say about the shenanigans of the essentially neocon policies of Obongo, etc.

    All these ME wars, and 9-11-01 are because of Israel. Just to clarify what we are fighting about…the nuts and bolts, that is. Fisk and Hirsch have an honest track record in their reporting on the ME. What do they say about this?

    JW

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    Hi Joe,

    You said, "All these ME wars, and 9-11-01 are because of Israel." It's not quite clear how you mean that. Israel is definitely an important factor, and the wars might never have happened without it. But it's not the only cause, and Israel alone couldn't force the wars without converging interests 0f the MIC (war for the sake of profit), Wall Street (preserving the Petro-Dollar), etc. The desire for dominance is both financial and ideological.

    Thank you, Joe, for keeping Israel on the radar. The currently vogue pipe-line theory for the war on Syria, pushed by RFK Jr. and others, seems a sadly over-simplified distraction. RFK Jr., and also Va. Sen. Richard Black who has done much valuable research on Syria, strive to shift the blame onto Saudi Arabia and the Gulfies, and refuse to mention Israel. They also ignore the raw Anglo-ZUSA drive for power and control. The Saudi pipe-line proposal didn't come until 2000, feeding neatly into an existing scheme.

    We've all heard Gen. Wesley Clark's story about 7 countries in 5 years, but I just saw this clip in which he takes it back to 1991 and Paul Wolfowitz. This is old cold war stuff. Right after the first Gulf War, Wolfowitz opined that we (the US) should overturn all the old Soviet allies in the Mid-East. It's worth watching. (only 7 minutes)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUCwCgthp_E
    General Wesley Clark: The US will attack 7 countries in 5 years
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  28. Dale says:
    @joewitless

    Where is the editor here anyway? Worth less than a jewyorktimes editorial.

    Joe Webb

     

    If there were an editor eliminating valueless comments yours would be the first to go. Why hang around and make endless and abusive comments, all of which are profoundly stupid? Don't like some particular writer then move on. You and a few other insulting pinhead commenters merely detract from this website.

    Such mindlessly racist BS is indicative of substandard education. Did you go to a government school? The NYTimes is a propaganda outlet, but blaming it on Jewish conspiracy is ridiculous.

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  29. Dale says:
    @Diogenes
    Contrary to all the carping I think this article is a very good attempt at making some sense of the current American political situation. I also listened to the podcast and it confirms much of what I know from other sources.
    There is a power struggle within the American establishment between the Military and Wall street concerning the proper role of Big Business or the Corporatocracy.
    Neoliberal Financialization and globalism is recognized as a failure which has hollowed out the domestic US manufacturing industry and lead to social instability threatening the long term viability American capitalist project.
    America needs to re industrialize, cut profligate wasteful spending on military adventurism and reduce it national debt in order, now get this, to rebuild itself on a sounder footing. The CIA and NSA are out of control and need to be down sized and subordinated to the Military.

    The article's TABLE is a good summary of the changes required but all is said and done the US will remain a capitalist democracy in which American Capital will still want to dominate and control most of the world. Under Trump China, Jihadist Terrorists and Iran will be in America's gun sights and Russia will be given some slack for the time being.

    The war between the various factions of the deep state will remain behind the scenes until it doesn’t. Let us all pray that it remains behind the scenes.

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  30. Dale says:
    @WSJ-skeptic
    What Chibo omits, most importantly, is Trump's motivation and, therefore, Trump's ultimate goals in terms of the US's global role going forward. Certainly re-establishing the US working middle class through manufacturing jobs and the resultingly, presumably purchased exported products, which Trump believes will in part restore the US economy, is Trump's articulated base, or consumer-voter goal, other than good relations with Russia and tough on China and Iran it is all rhetoric. It is one thing if Chibo omitted that Trump is now the tool of the military third leg if the three-pronged stool; but the military needs the other two legs of the stool to stand. Hence, protectionism is a self-defeating strategy of military protectionists. The military brass that assisted Trump's victory while perhaps legitmately altrustic will not pu themselves and their brethern out of business.

    The most important omission from Chibo is what Trump wants (not the established military7) to do with the vaccum he presumably will create. Is it as Chibo suggests and turn the middle and far east into Russia's streetcorner?

    Ultimately it may be simpler: Trump believed in efficient US capatalism and its ability to produce competitive oil, the futikty of US involvment in Arab-Russo va. Euro petro squabbles vis-a-vis pipeline sources and routes through Syria, and picked the winner he believes in: USA.

    Trump picks Tillerson as SOS to close the deal.

    I still hold out that someone will give him a copy of economics in one lesson and it will convince him that his protectionist instincts are wrong

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  31. Dale says:
    @Anonymous IX
    From Chibo's first article, "Political Science's 'Theory of Everything'":

    A 2011 study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities entitled Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens affirmed Mill’s view – that the US Government does not represent the interests of the majority of the masses, but instead represents the interests of the rich and powerful.
     
    What I find utterly striking about this election involves the evident realization of the common man that he/she has inherited and competes within a world in which those who play the Washington elite game reap unbounded rewards while those who either do not have access or do not play reap very little.

    At one time, a bone was thrown to the middle class which assuaged them: the strong middle class had a savings account; could take vacations; could send his/her kids to college; could enjoy first-class healthcare; had comfortable discretionary income; etc. Today, as stakes rise for those who find the need to maintain incessant war to provide the style of living to which they have become accustomed, those amenities can no longer be provided, and the man on the street is waking up.

    Probably the unprecedented suicide rate among white middle class since 2006? Or the overwhelmingly high rate of opiate addiction among lower and middle white classes?

    From the Washington Post's article "U.S. suicide rate has risen sharply in the 21st century" (2016):

    Suicide remains one of the 10 leading causes of death for Americans. Its rise comes amid a long-term decline of death rates for most other major killers, such as cancer and heart disease, the result of billions of dollars spent on research and the development of new treatments.

    The U.S. homicide rate is also down: There are more than two suicides for every homicide. Among whites, there are more than seven suicides for every slaying.

    Along with opioid abuse and alcoholism, suicide has attracted recent attention as one of the main causes of a surprising increase in mortality for white men and women since the turn of the last century, especially for those ages 45 to 54.
     
    When people around you start to die, then you begin to pay attention.

    BTW, I find the posters who offer nothing except scathingly negative comments a puzzle. Are we possibly, from YourNewsWire.com: "CIA Agents To Troll Alternative Media Sites In Huge Propaganda Program."

    I have found your comment to be exceptionally well reasoned. I just discovered this site, and I am in love.

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  32. Dale says:
    @Anonymous
    Calling Kissinger a war criminal is all the rage.

    But whenever I consider any book he's written and I have read, or any of his statements and policies, well... it's hard to deny he was a political genius.

    In the late years he has tried to add some good judgment to the debate on Russia, and the mainstream media like the NYT and WSJ reacted stopping giving his opinions space.

    They don't make people like Kissinger any more -- or maybe people like Kissinger don't get to have the power they had before any more, and the USA would be in a better shape if they still did.

    Murder is murder, no matter whether committed by an individual or a group. Why is government exempt from this?

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  33. utu says:

    April 27, 2001 – the White House released President Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate

    May 2, 2011 – Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is killed by U.S. Special Forces

    I always wondered if there was a connection. Were they timed?

    In between the two events was the correspondents dinner where Obama roasted Trump on BC issue…

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/05/01/obama-seth-meyers-joke-about-trump-at-white-house-correspondents-dinner.html

    SEAL Team 6 was already on the way during that dinner.

    Recently we heard about them in new context

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4107534/Barbaric-beheadings-savage-mutilations-twisted-sense-celebrity-legendary-SEAL-Team-6-committed-war-crimes-Iraq-Afghanistan-fought-book-rights-bin-Laden-mission-killed-him.html

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  34. Marko says:
    @Michael Meo
    This piece has a lot of attractive features, and some negative. The author made a considerable effort to pull together the overriding idea of a Deep State, with the specific events that we have seen during the last US election and in the Middle East.

    So, to propose that the military wing of the Deep State has fallen out with the Intelligence Services and the Political-Financial faction would be unpersuasive without the interesting interpretation of three or four recent articles by Seymour Hersh, purporting to tell us what caused the waffling over Syria and Libya during the last four years. Similarly, the thesis put forward of the effort by Trump to attack the powerful corporate bosses who choose outsourcing over national enhancement would be weak, without the observation that Putin did something quite similar in the successor state to the Soviet Union.

    However, the major event of the US military sabotaging the agreement between Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, late last summer, to co-operate in bombing "terrorists" in Syria, conflicts with the picture presented.

    There, it was the political elite, the Obama Administration, that was setting up co-operation with the Russians, and it was the military which unilaterally acted to destroy any possibility of such co-operation, by attacking and bombing a Syrian Army camp after supposedly the agreement to co-operate had been reached. It was the military which made co-operation with the Russians, agreed to by the politicians, impossible. And it was quite a significant blow to Obama's foreign policy, a blow which, tellingly, he did nothing in response, either to re-establish his leadership or to punish the military officers responsible for the sabotage.

    So, with that major datum point not being addressed, since it lies exactly within the area which the author claims to be explaining, the piece lacks the power to convince.

    I believe the author does adequately address that point :

    “…The military’s indirect pathway to Assad disappeared with Dempsey’s retirement in September 2015. The political faction then replaced Dempsey, as chairman of the Joint Chiefs, with General Joseph Dunford who advocated a “hard line” on Russia. ”

    The suggestion is that the new military leadership under Trump will behave more like Dempsey than like Dunford.

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  35. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Trump administration now represents a rear-guard attempting to hold onto key nations in the heart of the world’s global energy reserves and maintain the US’s petrodollar monetary hegemony backing, while Trump transitions his economy from a financial to an industrial economy.

    The reign of the ‘petrodollar’ can’t last forever, currently kept relevant by the need to use the dollar to purchase oil and also backed by the threat of military force to topple those who try to change that. It’s an act of farsightedness for Trump and his entourage to realize that American currency will have to transition sooner or later to being backed by actual, tangible productivity rather than just coupon-clipping and financial games. The oil-military backing has a future expiration date. Hence the need to re-industrialize.

    The military faction wants Russia to help block China’s rise in the South China Sea and to contain Iran

    Good luck with that one. It’s a peculiar conceit that the Russians can be induced to carry out our plans. They’ll do what’s best for them. It’s been the Chinese goal to modernize and to become one of the leading countries. They’re there now and improving. Iran, due to it’s size, geography and human resources is the natural future hegemon of the region. It can be hemmed in temporarily but not forever. Both China and Iran are destined to rise and can’t be suppressed. It’s going to be a multi-polar world and the US will have to adjust to that.

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  37. joe webb says:

    more oil war thesis bunk…”Trump administration now represents a rear-guard attempting to hold onto key nations in the heart of the world’s global energy reserves and maintain the US’s petrodollar monetary hegemony backing, while Trump transitions his economy from a financial to an industrial economy.”

    pure left wing cant. about 2005 the Financial Times ran a series on global oil. It finished the series with this: ” the world is not running out of oil, it is running into it.” It also said that the world has at least 100 years of oil at present rates of consumption, etc.

    As I recall, the US is now getting ready to export oil and gas ourselves. Or maybe wet should invade Venezuela to Feed the Poor and…

    The Oil War thesis is pure cover-up for neocon ideology of ME wars as well as Bringing Democracy to the Arabs. The jews are not stupid…they know how dumb Arabs are and their concomitant inability to abide by elections, etc.

    Of course, lots of our Fellow Citizens , mostly dark of course, and I have yet to hear anyone on Fox news talk abut the race of the 60 or so Congress refuseniks to attend the inauguration.

    The various taking heads also refuse to talk about Race as the single biggest conflict/contradiction of LIBERAL AMERICA. They take the Trump dodge about it by talking about failing schools, and violence, etc. Fox News.

    Hopefully, that now elected, Trump will crack down on the ghetto. Broken Windows will be supplanted with broken heads. Looters to be shot, etc.
    The Great Euphemism…the Inner City, etc. Joe Webb

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  38. RobinG says:
    @joe webb
    by the way, Seymour Hirsch has been reliable for decades. Also Robert Fisk, whom I credited a couple weeks back as generally good, although a zionist.

    What do these guys, both jews of course, have to say about the shenanigans of the essentially neocon policies of Obongo, etc.

    All these ME wars, and 9-11-01 are because of Israel. Just to clarify what we are fighting about...the nuts and bolts, that is. Fisk and Hirsch have an honest track record in their reporting on the ME. What do they say about this?

    JW

    Hi Joe,

    You said, “All these ME wars, and 9-11-01 are because of Israel.” It’s not quite clear how you mean that. Israel is definitely an important factor, and the wars might never have happened without it. But it’s not the only cause, and Israel alone couldn’t force the wars without converging interests 0f the MIC (war for the sake of profit), Wall Street (preserving the Petro-Dollar), etc. The desire for dominance is both financial and ideological.

    Thank you, Joe, for keeping Israel on the radar. The currently vogue pipe-line theory for the war on Syria, pushed by RFK Jr. and others, seems a sadly over-simplified distraction. RFK Jr., and also Va. Sen. Richard Black who has done much valuable research on Syria, strive to shift the blame onto Saudi Arabia and the Gulfies, and refuse to mention Israel. They also ignore the raw Anglo-ZUSA drive for power and control. The Saudi pipe-line proposal didn’t come until 2000, feeding neatly into an existing scheme.

    We’ve all heard Gen. Wesley Clark’s story about 7 countries in 5 years, but I just saw this clip in which he takes it back to 1991 and Paul Wolfowitz. This is old cold war stuff. Right after the first Gulf War, Wolfowitz opined that we (the US) should overturn all the old Soviet allies in the Mid-East. It’s worth watching. (only 7 minutes)

    General Wesley Clark: The US will attack 7 countries in 5 years

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    Great point. In my podcast I mention how Wolfowitz, who I believe is a conspiring member of the power elite, wanted at the time of the 91 Gulf War to take out some of the same 7 countries. There's also Dick Cheney who is also clearly a member of the cabal guiding the plans of the power elite.

    The power elite deliberately setup the think tank called PNAC and have them slowly prepare plans for invading Iraq.

    Other members of PNAC include the neoliberal true believers like Francis Fukuyama who later recounted his involvement in the Iraq invasion and occupation:

    Three years on, he is a chastened man. With the benefit of hindsight, he now sees that he and other "neoconservative" proponents of regime-change in Iraq were naive. If that country today is an ungovernable mess - economically prostrate, chronically violent and slithering into a civil war of unforeseeable duration - then neocon naivety is in large measure to blame.

     

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3623932/Yes-the-US-got-it-wrong-but-it-doesnt-need-to-apologise.html
    , @joe webb
    "...and Israel alone couldn’t force the wars without converging interests 0f the MIC (war for the sake of profit), Wall Street (preserving the Petro-Dollar), etc. The desire for dominance is both financial and ideological." What is MIC.

    Disagree, but I am willing to listen to you amplify this argument. The standard history on the neocons is The Transparent Cabal, by Sniegowski (sp?). It is ALL Israel. There is nothing we need from the ME. Certainly not worth the trillions of military costs. Oil is cheap and plentiful world-wide as I noted earlier. There is nothing else there to make any money on. Period.

    Dominance....why not dominate various other parts of the globe...like Venezuela, which at least is sitting on some of our oil.

    Your imagination is out of control. Petro-Dollar, another brain teaser...please explain what that is. Hint...a dollars is worth what it will buy, and nothing more. Oil has little to do with it. Same thing with the world currency deal. Nobody is going to change to another currency cuz the US dollar is the safest. Period.

    If another currency appeared, like the chink funny money, and it actually worked for more than a month or two, it is true that the US dollar internationally would be cheapened. That would be good for our exports. Who cares. Not borrowing more US debt would force us to stop our spendthrift ways...that too would be good for us.



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  39. Andrei Martyanov [AKA "SmoothieX12"] says: • Website

    There is NO such science as “political science” it is a figment of imagination of US East Coast self-proclaimed “intellectuals” who have no experience of real history (and life) and everything it entails. A complete BS, which can not get even simplest causalities straight.

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  41. @RobinG
    Hi Joe,

    You said, "All these ME wars, and 9-11-01 are because of Israel." It's not quite clear how you mean that. Israel is definitely an important factor, and the wars might never have happened without it. But it's not the only cause, and Israel alone couldn't force the wars without converging interests 0f the MIC (war for the sake of profit), Wall Street (preserving the Petro-Dollar), etc. The desire for dominance is both financial and ideological.

    Thank you, Joe, for keeping Israel on the radar. The currently vogue pipe-line theory for the war on Syria, pushed by RFK Jr. and others, seems a sadly over-simplified distraction. RFK Jr., and also Va. Sen. Richard Black who has done much valuable research on Syria, strive to shift the blame onto Saudi Arabia and the Gulfies, and refuse to mention Israel. They also ignore the raw Anglo-ZUSA drive for power and control. The Saudi pipe-line proposal didn't come until 2000, feeding neatly into an existing scheme.

    We've all heard Gen. Wesley Clark's story about 7 countries in 5 years, but I just saw this clip in which he takes it back to 1991 and Paul Wolfowitz. This is old cold war stuff. Right after the first Gulf War, Wolfowitz opined that we (the US) should overturn all the old Soviet allies in the Mid-East. It's worth watching. (only 7 minutes)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUCwCgthp_E
    General Wesley Clark: The US will attack 7 countries in 5 years

    Great point. In my podcast I mention how Wolfowitz, who I believe is a conspiring member of the power elite, wanted at the time of the 91 Gulf War to take out some of the same 7 countries. There’s also Dick Cheney who is also clearly a member of the cabal guiding the plans of the power elite.

    The power elite deliberately setup the think tank called PNAC and have them slowly prepare plans for invading Iraq.

    Other members of PNAC include the neoliberal true believers like Francis Fukuyama who later recounted his involvement in the Iraq invasion and occupation:

    Three years on, he is a chastened man. With the benefit of hindsight, he now sees that he and other “neoconservative” proponents of regime-change in Iraq were naive. If that country today is an ungovernable mess – economically prostrate, chronically violent and slithering into a civil war of unforeseeable duration – then neocon naivety is in large measure to blame.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3623932/Yes-the-US-got-it-wrong-but-it-doesnt-need-to-apologise.html

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    Three years on, he is a chastened man. With the benefit of hindsight, he now sees that he and other “neoconservative” proponents of regime-change in Iraq were naive.
     
    This is pure BS. They accomplished exactly what they wanted. The destruction of secular Arab country and turning it into chaos and breeding grounds for the worst terrorists. This was the plan! The talk about Democracy is pure BS for the feeble minded public.
    , @joe webb
    more obfuscation from the left...the neocons as Power Elite. Why try that one on us? Common usage now for over a decade is Neocons, as in Jew.

    Power Elite...sounds like you been reading some old C Wright Mills from the 60s. what kind of a name is Chilbo anyway. Are you white or something else? Who do your represent?

    JW
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  42. pggii says:

    You’re an idiot if you aren’t yet aware of the “New World Order” and The Powers That Be have been running America for over 100 years!

    “TPTB” or, “New World Order” or the newly used: “Deep State” moniker has also been HIDING technology for over 60 years, like:

    1. Free Energy (stolen from Tesla after his murder)
    2. Directed Energy Weapons (DEW — also from Tesla)
    3. SPACE SHIPS and FLYING SAUCERS!!!! Thanks to reverse-engineering of various craft that have either crashed or been shot down in America — YES FOLKS….ALIENS HAVE BEEN HERE AND WORKING WITH US FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW! Part of the reason JFK was assassinated, was, he was going to ‘reign in’ the CIA and reveal their projects with aliens and the fact that aliens even existed! GOOGLE IT!
    4. Quantum Physics-based Time-Travel Jump Rooms: capable of jumping to the Moon or Mars, where we have bases and colonies ALREADY!!!

    Last Point: Both Trump AND Clinton tried to steal the election using various methods like, redistricting, fucking w/ the election machines (Clinton) — especially the one’s made by Diebold — were hacked and software was modified to change the outcome of individual votes.

    Trump is just a better “thief” ….

    In closing, Trump is here to eviscerate the New World Order before they enslave each and every one of us. They already have us living “IN THE MATRIX” that they’ve been creating.

    Oh yeah, btw… the Nazis WON the war, and WE LOST! Hitler had a plan B to set up shop in Antarctica and created “Base 211″ there with the help of E.T.’s, who also helped the Nazis build flying saucers, etc. — Google “Operation HighJump” and Admiral Byrd for extensive background. The Nazis started moving classified projects to Antarctica BEFORE declaring WWII !!! They executed Plan B before Plan A!! Very smart…

    The Powers That Be, at that time, wanted that tech, etc., so they created a project called: Operation Paperclip — bringing Nazi Scientists (Werner von Braun was one of ‘em — he started NASA!) and other personnel to America set them up as NON-WAR CRIMINALS — kinda like the “Witness Protection Program” we have here in the states.

    That’s enuf info to get you thinking….

    Peace Out!
    pggii

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    Great Stuff. much better than Power Elite, Deep State, Military Faction, and some others probably, like Anglo-Zioinst, Fascists and Communists (Ukraine) and soon we will have lots of more good stuff, like the Russian Invaders/hackers, Trump is a Spy for Russia, a Manchurian candidate...that one I love particularly.

    In relative yawner space, a local lib rag's headline today, Trump's Best Moment. something like that. make it akin to his TV shows, etc. The liberals are totally loony.

    Counter demonstrated a "vigil" in Palo Alto today with my Uncle Sam outfit...sign...I want you to jail the gangster bitch. Stares, I told one of the ladies , just think...you all are white. If you were black or brown, I'd be dead now.

    Gaping mouth. JW
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  43. @WSJ-skeptic
    What Chibo omits, most importantly, is Trump's motivation and, therefore, Trump's ultimate goals in terms of the US's global role going forward. Certainly re-establishing the US working middle class through manufacturing jobs and the resultingly, presumably purchased exported products, which Trump believes will in part restore the US economy, is Trump's articulated base, or consumer-voter goal, other than good relations with Russia and tough on China and Iran it is all rhetoric. It is one thing if Chibo omitted that Trump is now the tool of the military third leg if the three-pronged stool; but the military needs the other two legs of the stool to stand. Hence, protectionism is a self-defeating strategy of military protectionists. The military brass that assisted Trump's victory while perhaps legitmately altrustic will not pu themselves and their brethern out of business.

    The most important omission from Chibo is what Trump wants (not the established military7) to do with the vaccum he presumably will create. Is it as Chibo suggests and turn the middle and far east into Russia's streetcorner?

    Ultimately it may be simpler: Trump believed in efficient US capatalism and its ability to produce competitive oil, the futikty of US involvment in Arab-Russo va. Euro petro squabbles vis-a-vis pipeline sources and routes through Syria, and picked the winner he believes in: USA.

    Trump picks Tillerson as SOS to close the deal.

    Trump’s personal motivation is secondary to the faction that has backed him. He id dependent on the protection that will be offered by the military faction. If JFK had had the support of the military faction when he took on the CIA he may not have been assasinated.

    Trump has been chosen by the military faction to maintain US global financial and military hegemony by changing the US from a neoliberal unilateral hegemon to a economic nationalistic bilateral hegemon.

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  44. utu says:
    @David Chibo
    Great point. In my podcast I mention how Wolfowitz, who I believe is a conspiring member of the power elite, wanted at the time of the 91 Gulf War to take out some of the same 7 countries. There's also Dick Cheney who is also clearly a member of the cabal guiding the plans of the power elite.

    The power elite deliberately setup the think tank called PNAC and have them slowly prepare plans for invading Iraq.

    Other members of PNAC include the neoliberal true believers like Francis Fukuyama who later recounted his involvement in the Iraq invasion and occupation:

    Three years on, he is a chastened man. With the benefit of hindsight, he now sees that he and other "neoconservative" proponents of regime-change in Iraq were naive. If that country today is an ungovernable mess - economically prostrate, chronically violent and slithering into a civil war of unforeseeable duration - then neocon naivety is in large measure to blame.

     

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3623932/Yes-the-US-got-it-wrong-but-it-doesnt-need-to-apologise.html

    Three years on, he is a chastened man. With the benefit of hindsight, he now sees that he and other “neoconservative” proponents of regime-change in Iraq were naive.

    This is pure BS. They accomplished exactly what they wanted. The destruction of secular Arab country and turning it into chaos and breeding grounds for the worst terrorists. This was the plan! The talk about Democracy is pure BS for the feeble minded public.

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  45. […] Political Science’s “Theory of Everything” on the 2016 US Election | 19 Jan 2017 | [Had enough of the hysterical hue and cry, the hand-wringing, the gnashing of teeth, and the hyperbolic screeching you’re seeing in the media, from the frenzied and menacing protesters, from the idiocratic media, and from the ideologically-committed, intellectually bankrupt and empty-headed pundits? Then read this.] The invisible rulers of the US establishment were revealed by Professor C. Wright Mill in his article titled, The Structure of Power in American Society (The British Journal of Sociology, March 1958), in which he explains how, “the high military, the corporation executives, the political directorate have tended to come together to form the power elite of America”…He describes how the power elite can be best described as a “triangle of power,” linking the corporate, executive government, and military factions: “There is a political economy numerously linked with military order and decision. This triangle of power is now a structural fact, and it is the key to any understanding of the higher circles in America today.” The 2016 US election, like all other US elections, featured a gallery of pre-selected candidates that represented the three factions and their interests within the power elite. The 2016 US election, however, was vastly different from previous elections. As… […]

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  46. joe webb says:
    @pggii
    You're an idiot if you aren't yet aware of the "New World Order" and The Powers That Be have been running America for over 100 years!

    "TPTB" or, "New World Order" or the newly used: "Deep State" moniker has also been HIDING technology for over 60 years, like:

    1. Free Energy (stolen from Tesla after his murder)
    2. Directed Energy Weapons (DEW -- also from Tesla)
    3. SPACE SHIPS and FLYING SAUCERS!!!! Thanks to reverse-engineering of various craft that have either crashed or been shot down in America -- YES FOLKS....ALIENS HAVE BEEN HERE AND WORKING WITH US FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW! Part of the reason JFK was assassinated, was, he was going to 'reign in' the CIA and reveal their projects with aliens and the fact that aliens even existed! GOOGLE IT!
    4. Quantum Physics-based Time-Travel Jump Rooms: capable of jumping to the Moon or Mars, where we have bases and colonies ALREADY!!!

    Last Point: Both Trump AND Clinton tried to steal the election using various methods like, redistricting, fucking w/ the election machines (Clinton) -- especially the one's made by Diebold -- were hacked and software was modified to change the outcome of individual votes.

    Trump is just a better "thief" ....

    In closing, Trump is here to eviscerate the New World Order before they enslave each and every one of us. They already have us living "IN THE MATRIX" that they've been creating.

    Oh yeah, btw... the Nazis WON the war, and WE LOST! Hitler had a plan B to set up shop in Antarctica and created "Base 211" there with the help of E.T.'s, who also helped the Nazis build flying saucers, etc. -- Google "Operation HighJump" and Admiral Byrd for extensive background. The Nazis started moving classified projects to Antarctica BEFORE declaring WWII !!! They executed Plan B before Plan A!! Very smart...

    The Powers That Be, at that time, wanted that tech, etc., so they created a project called: Operation Paperclip -- bringing Nazi Scientists (Werner von Braun was one of 'em -- he started NASA!) and other personnel to America set them up as NON-WAR CRIMINALS -- kinda like the "Witness Protection Program" we have here in the states.

    That's enuf info to get you thinking....

    Peace Out!
    pggii

    Great Stuff. much better than Power Elite, Deep State, Military Faction, and some others probably, like Anglo-Zioinst, Fascists and Communists (Ukraine) and soon we will have lots of more good stuff, like the Russian Invaders/hackers, Trump is a Spy for Russia, a Manchurian candidate…that one I love particularly.

    In relative yawner space, a local lib rag’s headline today, Trump’s Best Moment. something like that. make it akin to his TV shows, etc. The liberals are totally loony.

    Counter demonstrated a “vigil” in Palo Alto today with my Uncle Sam outfit…sign…I want you to jail the gangster bitch. Stares, I told one of the ladies , just think…you all are white. If you were black or brown, I’d be dead now.

    Gaping mouth. JW

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  47. joe webb says:
    @David Chibo
    Great point. In my podcast I mention how Wolfowitz, who I believe is a conspiring member of the power elite, wanted at the time of the 91 Gulf War to take out some of the same 7 countries. There's also Dick Cheney who is also clearly a member of the cabal guiding the plans of the power elite.

    The power elite deliberately setup the think tank called PNAC and have them slowly prepare plans for invading Iraq.

    Other members of PNAC include the neoliberal true believers like Francis Fukuyama who later recounted his involvement in the Iraq invasion and occupation:

    Three years on, he is a chastened man. With the benefit of hindsight, he now sees that he and other "neoconservative" proponents of regime-change in Iraq were naive. If that country today is an ungovernable mess - economically prostrate, chronically violent and slithering into a civil war of unforeseeable duration - then neocon naivety is in large measure to blame.

     

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3623932/Yes-the-US-got-it-wrong-but-it-doesnt-need-to-apologise.html

    more obfuscation from the left…the neocons as Power Elite. Why try that one on us? Common usage now for over a decade is Neocons, as in Jew.

    Power Elite…sounds like you been reading some old C Wright Mills from the 60s. what kind of a name is Chilbo anyway. Are you white or something else? Who do your represent?

    JW

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  48. joe webb says:
    @RobinG
    Hi Joe,

    You said, "All these ME wars, and 9-11-01 are because of Israel." It's not quite clear how you mean that. Israel is definitely an important factor, and the wars might never have happened without it. But it's not the only cause, and Israel alone couldn't force the wars without converging interests 0f the MIC (war for the sake of profit), Wall Street (preserving the Petro-Dollar), etc. The desire for dominance is both financial and ideological.

    Thank you, Joe, for keeping Israel on the radar. The currently vogue pipe-line theory for the war on Syria, pushed by RFK Jr. and others, seems a sadly over-simplified distraction. RFK Jr., and also Va. Sen. Richard Black who has done much valuable research on Syria, strive to shift the blame onto Saudi Arabia and the Gulfies, and refuse to mention Israel. They also ignore the raw Anglo-ZUSA drive for power and control. The Saudi pipe-line proposal didn't come until 2000, feeding neatly into an existing scheme.

    We've all heard Gen. Wesley Clark's story about 7 countries in 5 years, but I just saw this clip in which he takes it back to 1991 and Paul Wolfowitz. This is old cold war stuff. Right after the first Gulf War, Wolfowitz opined that we (the US) should overturn all the old Soviet allies in the Mid-East. It's worth watching. (only 7 minutes)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUCwCgthp_E
    General Wesley Clark: The US will attack 7 countries in 5 years

    “…and Israel alone couldn’t force the wars without converging interests 0f the MIC (war for the sake of profit), Wall Street (preserving the Petro-Dollar), etc. The desire for dominance is both financial and ideological.” What is MIC.

    Disagree, but I am willing to listen to you amplify this argument. The standard history on the neocons is The Transparent Cabal, by Sniegowski (sp?). It is ALL Israel. There is nothing we need from the ME. Certainly not worth the trillions of military costs. Oil is cheap and plentiful world-wide as I noted earlier. There is nothing else there to make any money on. Period.

    Dominance….why not dominate various other parts of the globe…like Venezuela, which at least is sitting on some of our oil.

    Your imagination is out of control. Petro-Dollar, another brain teaser…please explain what that is. Hint…a dollars is worth what it will buy, and nothing more. Oil has little to do with it. Same thing with the world currency deal. Nobody is going to change to another currency cuz the US dollar is the safest. Period.

    If another currency appeared, like the chink funny money, and it actually worked for more than a month or two, it is true that the US dollar internationally would be cheapened. That would be good for our exports. Who cares. Not borrowing more US debt would force us to stop our spendthrift ways…that too would be good for us.

    Joe Webb

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  49. […] Political Science’s “Theory of Everything” on the 2016 US Election | 19 Jan 2017 | [Had enough of the hysterical hue and cry, the hand-wringing, the gnashing of teeth, and the hyperbolic screeching from the ideologically-committed, intellectually bankrupt and empty-headed media pundits, the protesters, and the other lugubrious mourners of Trump’s ascension? Then read this.] The invisible rulers of the US establishment were revealed by Professor C. Wright Mill in his article titled, The Structure of Power in American Society (The British Journal of Sociology, March 1958), in which he explains how, “the high military, the corporation executives, the political directorate have tended to come together to form the power elite of America”…He describes how the power elite can be best described as a… […]

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  50. […] Political Science’s “Theory of Everything” on the 2016 US Election | 19 Jan 2017 | [Had enough of the hysterical hue and cry, the hand-wringing, the gnashing of teeth, and the hyperbolic screeching from the ideologically-committed, intellectually bankrupt and empty-headed media pundits, the protesters, and the other lugubrious mourners of Trump’s ascension? Then read this.] The invisible rulers of the US establishment were revealed by Professor C. Wright Mill in his article titled, The Structure of Power in American Society (The British Journal of Sociology, March 1958), in which he explains how, “the high military, the corporation executives, the political directorate have tended to come together to form the power elite of America”…He describes how the power elite can be best described as a “triangle of power,” linking the corporate, executive government, and military factions: “There is a political economy numerously linked with military order and decision. This triangle of power is now a structural fact, and it is the key to any understanding of the higher circles in America today.” The 2016 US election, like all other US elections, featured a gallery of pre-selected candidates that represented the three factions and their interests within the power elite. The 2016 US election, however, was vastly different from previous elections. As the election dragged on the power elite became bitterly divided, with the majority supporting Hilary Clinton, the candidate pre-selected by the political and corporate factions, while the military faction rallied around their choice of Donald Trump. [Thus, what we are experiencing is a division and struggle within the ruling sectors, not fascism versus some innocent liberalism. The “innocent liberalism” is thin scrim for a ruling sector, the corporatocacy. The media mouthpieces of these “innocent liberals” are trying to tarnish another faction by calling them “fascists.” And liberals and leftists act as if the corporate sector is not behind it. Perhaps they don’t realize that the New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN and other corporate media outlets are speaking for corporations! In faet, they ARE corporations, speaking.] […]

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  51. Dale says:

    The next four years will be interesting. Let’s pray for peace, but prepare for strife.

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  52. […] she needed. But she then lost a decisive group due to her uncompromising neo-conned foreign policy. Here is an interesting take based on a theory from the […]

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  53. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    It gives a strange feeling to see a US (or any Western nation’s) President say something like:

    Withdrawing from the TTP is going to be great for workers.

    Or even when he says a thing like I’m a very big person when it comes to the environment,
    butut some of that stuff makes it impossible to get anything built

    The people operating within the grey and dark boxes in your tables must use all their talents and resources to keep a man like this from being adored by 80% of the people.
    They are managing it.

    Too bad so few of the influential people care for the normal (80% of the population), and Trump is in kind of a one-vs-all game.

    You insist that the military elite is with him, and that may make for a decisive difference from JFK’s case. He has also tried to ally with other powerful people, in a “I let you do what you really care about, you let me do what I really care about” fashion that, not surprisingly, most of his supporters don’t understand.

    Actually, you say he was chosen by the military faction of the elite. This means he didn’t come to us spontaneously from the start, but rather he was contacted by this part of the elite, they had a discussion, and he accepted the task of representing them.

    It’s very hard to know if this is the truth, or he just entered the scene all on his own, captured people’s hearts, and then the non-dominant faction of the elite saw their man in him.
    If I had to bet, I’d bet on the latter.
    This is one of those rare times the masses had actual influence.

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    Trump is a representative of the military faction. The fact that he will maintain US economic and military supremacy by transitioning America from a neoliberal unilateral empire to a economic nationalistic mulilateral empire tells me that he is following a well written script.
    The days of the Wall St led corporatocracy are coming to an end. The locus of power has now shifted to the Pentagon.
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  54. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    DONALD TRUMP: We are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.

    CROWD: (applause)

    DONALD TRUMP: 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.

    And they call this populism!

    Populism it would be, if it weren’t sincere.
    As it is sincere, it is democracy.
    Sure, elite are never going to be so stupid as to not label democracy as “populism”.

    Real populism is one of the essential elite’s means of government and deception, actually.

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  55. @Anon
    It gives a strange feeling to see a US (or any Western nation's) President say something like:

    Withdrawing from the TTP is going to be great for workers.

    Or even when he says a thing like I'm a very big person when it comes to the environment,
    butut some of that stuff makes it impossible to get anything built


    The people operating within the grey and dark boxes in your tables must use all their talents and resources to keep a man like this from being adored by 80% of the people.
    They are managing it.

    Too bad so few of the influential people care for the normal (80% of the population), and Trump is in kind of a one-vs-all game.

    You insist that the military elite is with him, and that may make for a decisive difference from JFK's case. He has also tried to ally with other powerful people, in a "I let you do what you really care about, you let me do what I really care about" fashion that, not surprisingly, most of his supporters don't understand.

    Actually, you say he was chosen by the military faction of the elite. This means he didn't come to us spontaneously from the start, but rather he was contacted by this part of the elite, they had a discussion, and he accepted the task of representing them.

    It's very hard to know if this is the truth, or he just entered the scene all on his own, captured people's hearts, and then the non-dominant faction of the elite saw their man in him.
    If I had to bet, I'd bet on the latter.
    This is one of those rare times the masses had actual influence.

    Trump is a representative of the military faction. The fact that he will maintain US economic and military supremacy by transitioning America from a neoliberal unilateral empire to a economic nationalistic mulilateral empire tells me that he is following a well written script.
    The days of the Wall St led corporatocracy are coming to an end. The locus of power has now shifted to the Pentagon.

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  56. @joewitless

    Where is the editor here anyway? Worth less than a jewyorktimes editorial.

    Joe Webb

     

    If there were an editor eliminating valueless comments yours would be the first to go. Why hang around and make endless and abusive comments, all of which are profoundly stupid? Don't like some particular writer then move on. You and a few other insulting pinhead commenters merely detract from this website.

    You sir are the echo in echo chamber. Don’t like critics? This article begs for insult. One unsubstantiated claim after another building a theory that reduces the World to a simple formula. If only history were so tidy, logical, and “scientific.” Politics like economics and all social “sciences” is too complex to reduce to such childish oversimplification. This article’s kindred analogy would be the computer models that “prove” global warming. Lots of debatable “facts” that in turn are used to build a theory of globally connected “deep” state competing cabals that are using nations as puppets. Very appealing order of things to those with a certain inclination of mind (It’s the matrix!). All because a doofus some years back said there is a NWO and that must mean…. May the farce be with you.

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  57. […] more on Trump and the Deep State see these useful articles, though not without reservations, here, here and my own little essay […]

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  59. […] Unz had an article on that, that there is a current battle between the ideological and the military… […]

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