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IN JANUARY, 1961, Dwight Eisenhower delivered his farewell address after serving two terms as U.S. president; the five-star general chose to warn Americans of this specific threat to democracy: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” That warning was issued prior to the decadelong escalation of the Vietnam War, three more decades of Cold War mania, and the post-9/11 era, all of which radically expanded that unelected faction’s power even further.

This is the faction that is now engaged in open warfare against the duly elected and already widely disliked president-elect, Donald Trump. They are using classic Cold War dirty tactics and the defining ingredients of what has until recently been denounced as “Fake News.”

Their most valuable instrument is the U.S. media, much of which reflexively reveres, serves, believes, and sides with hidden intelligence officials. And Democrats, still reeling from their unexpected and traumatic election loss as well as a systemic collapse of their party, seemingly divorced further and further from reason with each passing day, are willing — eager — to embrace any claim, cheer any tactic, align with any villain, regardless of how unsupported, tawdry and damaging those behaviors might be.

The serious dangers posed by a Trump presidency are numerous and manifest. There are a wide array of legitimate and effective tactics for combatting those threats: from bipartisan congressional coalitions and constitutional legal challenges to citizen uprisings and sustained and aggressive civil disobedience. All of those strategies have periodically proven themselves effective in times of political crisis or authoritarian overreach.

But cheering for the CIA and its shadowy allies to unilaterally subvert the U.S. election and impose its own policy dictates on the elected president is both warped and self-destructive. Empowering the very entities that have produced the most shameful atrocities and systemic deceit over the last six decades is desperation of the worst kind. Demanding that evidence-free, anonymous assertions be instantly venerated as Truth — despite emanating from the very precincts designed to propagandize and lie — is an assault on journalism, democracy, and basic human rationality. And casually branding domestic adversaries who refuse to go along as traitors and disloyal foreign operatives is morally bankrupt and certain to backfire on those doing it.

• Category: Ideology • Tags: American Media, Deep State, Donald Trump, Russia 
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  1. All very vague. No mention of Neocons, Zionists, AIPAC, the ADL, Jews……
    I wonder why?

    • Replies: @Kyle a
  2. Agent76 says:

    January 11, 2017 “Their ability to falsify is unlimited”: Douglas Valentine provides background for understanding “USIC v Trump”

    What’s with the USIC vs. Trump infowar? One way to look at it: The United States Intelligence community on the one hand, and Trump, Inc. on the other, are two feuding organized crime families.

    • Replies: @KA
    , @El Dato
  3. Ivy says:

    Here is an article outlining a journalistic technique getting some more notoriety these days:

    The “Trump Memo” furor is an example of how the controlled media manufactures fake news by using a devious technique known as “leading with rebuttal”— whereby defamatory, unproved, and unprovable allegations can be publicized without fear of legal action, a former journalist with one of the large media corporations has revealed. read the rest at the link

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  4. Randal says:

    If any of the significant claims in this “dossier” turn out to be provably false — such as Cohen’s trip to Prague — many people will conclude, with Trump’s encouragement, that large media outlets (CNN and BuzzFeed) and anti-Trump factions inside the government (CIA) are deploying “Fake News” to destroy him. In the eyes of many people, that will forever discredit — render impotent — future journalistic exposés

    LOL! The horse is long gone from that stable, I think.

    Plenty to dislike about Greenwald, but he is certainly very intelligent and competent, and almost always makes good points well, in his writings. In some ways, he clearly is more genuinely principled than most on the left who make loud noises about supposed principles that they never adhere to when it’s inconvenient to do so.

    • Agree: RodW
    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
  5. anon • Disclaimer says:

    If Christopher Steele’s body is found in mysterious circumstances, say with a ricin pellet or polonium poisoning, then I think we have to worry something is afoot.

    • Replies: @Anonymous Nephew
  6. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    NYTimes follows the script word for word, doubles down:


    How a Sensational, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Donald Trump
    “The consequences of the dossier, put together by a former British spy named Christopher Steele, are incalculable and will play out long past Inauguration Day.”

    – one question, tho: I thought public figures could not initiate libel suits ???

    • Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)
  7. @Anonymous

    Carlos Slim’s Blog (CSB = the NYT) calls Steele “respected”. By whom? Typical journalistic sleight-of-hand.

    It’s interesting that this “#SteeleGate” scandal hit the MSM just after the announcement of the appointment of RFK, Jr. to a new commission on vaccines and scientific rigor in Big Pharma (it’s not that rigorous). “I’m a germophobe”, said the teetotalling never-vaccinated President-elect.

  8. Totally outstanding piece. Greenwald Fisk, Cockburn, Cook and Pilger. So few against so much BS.

  9. open warfare against the duly elected and already widely disliked president-elect

    Widely-disliked by MSM victims, which I admit is most everyone. The MSM and their owners declared war against Donald Trump a long time ago, and they’re not going to let a little thing like losing a presidential election get in the way.

    It’s going to be like this for a while, I daresay. Dig in for a long fight. But don’t give up. Never give up.

    • Replies: @in the middle
  10. KA says:

    Are the elites fighting for the pieces of the shrinking pie? We trapped in the valley are the Greek peasant watching the frivolities and the infighting of the Olympian Gods and Goddesses atop the mountain permanently occupied by those heavenly celebrities reincarnated as the 1% .

  11. The serious dangers posed by a Trump presidency are numerous and manifest.

    It would be helpful if you could be more specific. What is it that Trump is going to do that has people so upset?

  12. @Kyle McKenna

    Lets support our soon to be President! To hell with the rubbish from the MSM. I don’t watch them, don’t have cable,(I give a better use to the savings, take the family out at least once a month), and my window to the world is the Internet!

  13. This “dossier” is what Steve Sailer calls, of social justice warrior bully tactics, a “hate hoax.”

    And we all know how irresistible hate hoaxes are and how valuable as propaganda hate hoaxes are to the Invade The World / Invite The World E$tabli$hment $ellout schmucks who hold the Megaphone – the same schmucks who bury their follow-up reports that admit that they were wrong about the “truth” of such “incidents” that are, of course, the usual series of hate hoaxes. The same schmucks whose Megaphone told us that Saddam’s nonexistent WMD’s and yellowcake formed a genuine casus belli, that Trayvon Martin was a cute innocent juvenile murdered deliberately by a “White Hispanic,” that “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” were all gospel truth.

  14. Kyle a says:

    He knew you would fill in the blanks. This is The Unz Review comment section after all.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  15. Old fogey says:

    What is actually going on that we are not supposed to be noticing because of all this nonsense? That’s what really scares me. . .

    • Replies: @Junior
    , @Junior
  16. @anon

    “If Christopher Steele’s body is found in mysterious circumstances, say with a ricin pellet or polonium poisoning, then I think we have to worry something is afoot.”

    If the CIA have indeed declared war on DJT, Steele’s in more danger from them than from the FSB. After all , a death like that would ‘prove’ Steele correct.

  17. Renoman says:

    The Deeps State better mind their manners lest DT send a busload of Hillbilly’s over to get midevil on their skinny asses. Don’t think they won’t know where to look or how to get er done. Heads will be on pikes if they don’t watch themselves.

  18. “The deep state was responsible for Trump” – remember how convincing that sounded a month ago? What happened? Not much at all. The ‘show’, as it were, goes on. Now we’re to suspect the “deep state was for Trump before they were again’ Trump.” Entertained yet? They hope so. A great fear of the dictorial oligarchy is that the average rube will doubt the presentation of team sports via the courtesans in elected office and their whore/megaphones in the ministry of truth. The show must go on. Alternatively, Americans can decide they’re no longer interested. Look out!

  19. In the eyes of many people, that will forever discredit — render impotent — future journalistic exposés

    What about past journalistic exposes?

  20. I would hesitate to credit the 1% as lead instigators in this orgy of chaos; they are mainly above the fray. I would look to their minions who appear terrified the boat may leave and their tickets canceled. But it is a splendid display of puerility; we are truly shameless. Imagine this country faced with a real crisis; no don’t. We still must pretend we are sane and nobody around the world is listening and watching the show. Altogether now: WE’RE NUMBER ONE!

  21. Junior says:
    @Old fogey

    Norway Child Sex Ring Busted- “Operation Darkroom”

    One of the largest child sex abuse cases in history has just been busted wide open. A year-long special investigation called “Operation Darkroom” resulted in the seizure of 150 terabytes (150,000 gigabytes) of data in the forms of photos, movies and chat logs between members of various pedophile networks. All of them containing horrible atrocities against children as young as infancy.

    Police stressed that the case involves a network. The investigation is ongoing, as it does have global implications- including the United States. Although, the U.S. media is busy with their denials, lies and cover ups involving Pizzagate and “fake news,”- meanwhile, this huge child sex abuse story is being taken care of and handled in Norway, as it should be here in the U.S.

    In late November, Norwegian police made public a pedophile ring in which they arrested 20 men, including a police officer. Officials stated that the Norwegian pedophile ring included at least 51 people, including politicians and businessmen. The New York Times had published a blurb about the arrests via the Associated Press, however, the story has since been removed for unknown reasons.

    The question that savvy internet denizens are asking is: Why? Why did the New York Times remove a brief, yet factual story about a pedophile network?

    Since the story of the Norwegian pedophile ring, the U.S. media has been inexplicably silent on the issue, with only conservative-leaning Fox News posting a short, four-paragraph Associated Press report on it. The AP story includes almost no details about the circumstances of the pedophile network, which leaves even more questions about why the New York Times removed it.

    Incidentally, both the Washington Post and ABC News also deleted their Associated Press reports on the Norwegian pedophile network, which has caused even more speculation as to why several legacy news organizations removed it. ABC News had the story until December, after which it simply disappeared.

    Originally, the Norwegian investigation began as a result of a tip from the FBI here in the United States. This fact has caused speculation that the pedophile network involves more than just a few Norwegian perpetrators and may implicate high-level U.S. officials.

    With pedophilia accusations surrounding James Alefantis’ Comet Pizza — and subsequently Pizzagate — it begs the question as to why a seemingly innocuous story about the Norwegian pedophile network was pulled from the internet by more than one major news outlet at around the same time. And why legacy news organizations like the New York Times are working furiously to cast doubt on any mention of pedophile rings involving high-level officials.

  22. Junior says:
    @Old fogey

    Here’s a great article that lists a lot of what the media covered-up in 2016. It’s not exactly in the order of importance that I would have chosen but I think it hits a lot of the incredibly important items and there are also some great videos embedded in the actual article which I posted the link for at the end.

    16 Huge Stories the Mainstream Media Didn’t Want You to Know in 2016:


    The so-called chief purveyors of information cover-up, hide, ignore, and turn against important news that they see as hostile to their agenda.

    Forget the scandalous and fake news fabricated by the mainstream media (including CNN, ABC, NBC, BBC, FOX News, CBS News, and The New York Times) to spread propaganda and lies and brainwash its core audience to manipulate public opinion. The so-called chief purveyors of information cover-up, hide, ignore, and turn against important news that they see as hostile to their agenda. Here’s our pick of 2016’s top 16 news stories the mainstream media barely covered…

    1. The DAPL Protests

    Led by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, Native American activists, water protectors, and land defenders began protesting the construction of the $3.8 billion, 1,200-mile long Dakota Access Pipeline in the spring of 2016. Many Sioux tribes saw the DAPL as a threat to their environmental and economic well-being (as they relied on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers for drinking water and irrigation) as well as a threat to their culturally sacred sites.

    Even when the heavily armed North Dakota National Guard, law enforcement officials, and private security firms used ear-damaging sonic cannons to get the crowds to disperse; deployed attack dogs on the DAPL opponents; and detained over 400 protesters in inhumane and degrading conditions, the mainstream media remained silent to protect corporate interests.

    2. 20 Million Shia Muslims March Against ISIS

    In one of the biggest marches in the world, tens of millions of Shia Muslim men, women, and children walked through Iraq’s war-stricken ISIS-controlled areas (knowing that an ISIS suicide bomber had killed nearly 80 people the week prior) to the city of Karbala for the holy day of Arbaeen, which marks the end of a 40-day mourning period following Ashura (the religious ritual that commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Imam Hussein in 680 AD). This massive ISIS-defying event could have been the catalyst in easing international tensions, however, the mainstream media conveniently ignored it.

    3. Largest Child Porn Bust in History

    In November, Western Norway Police seized 150 terabytes (which corresponds to 35,000 DVDs) of child porn depicting gruesome forms of sexual abuse against children of all ages, including infants. The year-long Operation Darkroom implicated 51 highly educated individuals – including elected politicians, engineers, kindergarten teachers, lawyers, and police officers – in one of the biggest seizures of pedophile materials (which revealed a number of atrocities including the penetration of toddlers, children being tied up, children having sex with animals and children having sex with other children) in Norwegian history. The disclosure, which even upset Prime Minister Erna Solberg, was shamelessly covered up by the mainstream media outlets.

    4. The PizzaGate Scandal

    Operation Darkroom was not the only elite pedophile scandal the mainstream media covered up in a coordinated manner. Supporters of Donald Trump claimed John Podesta’s emails, leaked by WikiLeaks, contained coded messages discussing an underground international child sex ring (involving Hillary Clinton and members of the Democratic Party) being operated at the Comet Ping Pong Pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C. But the mainstream media debunked PizzaGate as fake news and a conspiracy theory.

    5. 1/3 of World’s Oceans Poisoned by Fukushima Radiation

    Officials at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) admitted that one-third of the world’s oceans are contaminated after the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors in Japan, which caused dangerous amounts of radioactive materials to spill into the Pacific Ocean. It’s anybody’s guess why the mainstream media doesn’t want to tell you the massive and real damage caused by Fukushima radiation.

    6. UK’s Biggest Anti-Fracking Rally

    On November 12, the United Against Fracking Rally (UAFR) took place in Manchester after the government shockingly approved Cuadrilla’s plans to drill for shale gas at its Preston New Road site between Blackpool and Preston, and frack four horizontal wells at Roseacre.

    The government also approved Third Energy’s plans to drill shale gas and frack a vertical well near the North Yorkshire village of Kirby Misperton. The protesters were concerned that the ‘milestone’ decisions would lead to more fracking across East and South Yorkshire, and in North Nottinghamshire. Again, there was little coverage of the rally in the mainstream media.

    7. #OpIcarus: Anonymous Takes Down U.S. Federal Reserve Bank

    In a series of coordinated DDoS attacks worldwide, Anonymous hacktivists took down over 20 Central Banks including the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, the Bank of England, the Bank of Franc, and Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates in May.

    The cyber attacks were conducted as a protest against the Central Banks which “have been getting away with murder, fraud, conspiracy, war profiteering, money laundering for terrorists and drug cartels; have put millions of people out on the street without food or shelter; and have successfully bought all our governments to help keep us silenced.”

    8. Israeli Calls For Palestinian Genocide

    Mainstream media and Facebook not only failed to condemn Israeli incitement against Palestinians, they blatantly ignored a massive anti-Palestinian rally calling for Palestinian genocide in Tel Aviv. Rally-goers shouted anti-Arab slogans and attacked persons perceived as being leftists or journalists. Chants from the crowd included “Kill the leftists”, “Elor Azarya is a hero, bring back our boy!” and “Death to Arabs,” a frequently heard rallying cry at anti-Palestinian demonstrations.

    9. Putin Outlaws GMOs in Russia

    In July, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law to ban the production and import of genetically modified products, except in cases where they will be used in testing and scientific research, making Russia the world’s largest GMO-free territory.

    The law not only prohibited all GMO crop cultivation and GMO animal breeding in the Russian Federation, it allowed the Russian government to restrict the import of GMO products that may pose a threat to human health or the environment.

    10. Largest Prison Strike Ever

    The U.S. mainstream media barely covered the largest prison strikes in American history, which began on September 9, on the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, across 24 states. An end to slavery in America, better conditions, and healthcare were some of the demands of over 50,000 inmates. Organizers called the lack of mainstream media coverage as intentional, with many prison officials denying the prison strike ever occurred.

    11. War on Terror Created a Lot More Terrorists

    In 2015, an analysis of terror attacks since George Bush declared the “War on Terror” in the aftermath of 9/11 revealed the war led to a staggering 6,500% increase in terrorism and 4,500% increase in casualties. As usual, the mainstream media didn’t cover the shocking findings. In 2016, CIA Chief John Brennan confirmed the United States’ fight against the Islamic State produced more terrorists than al-Qaeda had at its height. True to its reputation, the mainstream media conveniently hid the truth from its audience.

    12. 9/11 Was a Controlled Demolition

    An investigation into the collapse of all three World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001, found new proof that the WTC towers were destroyed by controlled demolitionrather than a terrorist attack. The analysis, published in the European Scientific Journal, pointed out that a steel-framed high-rise building would never completely collapse from fire.

    And yet on 9/11, three buildings (which were created to be strong enough to withstand the force of a plane hitting them) supposedly collapsed due to horrendous fire, one of which wasn’t even hit by a plane. While the conclusion went largely unreported, The Sun denounced the research as a conspiracy theory.

    13. The Gulf had Another Large Oil Leak

    The first oil spill of 2016 went almost entirely unnoticed. In May, a damaged pipeline at a Royal Dutch Shell deepwater production field, about 100 miles off the Louisiana coast, spilled around 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. According to an estimate, about 500,000 gallons of oil was actually released – the worst since the BP disaster in 2010. However, how many of you actually heard about it?

    14. Zika-Linked Birth Defects a Monsanto Cover Up

    In January, it was found that the release of GM mosquitoes in trial zones in Brazil (designed to reduce the burden of insect-borne diseases) were responsible for the birth malformations and neurological syndromes as the epicenter of Zika’s outbreak was in the same area where GM mosquitoes were first released into the wild. What did the mainstream media do? It debunked the disclosure as a ridiculous theory.

    15. Trans-Pacific Partnership

    For two years, mainstream media almost completely ignored the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — the consequential 12-nation agreement aimed at expanding corporate and investor rights at the expense of medical affordability, the environment, and labor rights.

    MSNBC’s owner, Comcast; Time Warner, the parent company of CNN owner Turner Broadcasting; and 21st Century Fox, the legal successor to News Corporation, which operates Fox News; all lobbied for the TPP. After the TPP became a major factor in the 2016 presidential campaign, and after the US President-elect Donald Trump promised to abandon the trade deal, MSNBC, CNN and Fox News started to report about it, albeit selectively.

    16. Saudi Official Finally Admits Saudi Arabia Supports Terrorism

    Saudi Arabia, a close U.S. ally, is the world’s leading sponsor of Islamic extremism. Examples of Saudi government-funded, intolerant, violent and toxic rhetoric are aplenty. The world knows ISIS and al-Qaeda is a product of Saudi ideals, Saudi money, and Saudi organizational support. Of the 19 9/11 attackers, 15 were citizens of Saudi Arabia.

    Yet, when a top Saudi official admitted to a former U.S. ambassador that Saudi Arabia funds and exports Islamic extremism, and that their support for extremism was a way of resisting the Soviet Union since the 1960s, mainstream media looked the other way.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  23. TheJester says:

    It will be nice to finally have a president who is not unabashedly part of or a captive of the Deep State and its Washington Consensus … or, globalist agenda … or, whatever else you want to call it. That’s the highest recommendation Trump could possibly have.

    It’s clear from this election that the CIA has come out of the “closet” and considers itself an activist component of a domestic political party. I had hoped that running their own candidates for president — H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton — would have been enough.

  24. El Dato says:

    Officials at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) admitted that one-third of the world’s oceans are contaminated after the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors in Japan,

    Getting your radioactivity from a banana is more dangerous.

    An investigation into the collapse of all three World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001, found new proof that the WTC towers were destroyed by controlled demolitionrather than a terrorist attack. The analysis, published in the European Scientific Journal, pointed out that a steel-framed high-rise building would never completely collapse from fire.

    Well, no:

    In a series of coordinated DDoS attacks worldwide, Anonymous hacktivists took down over 20 Central Banks

    A Central Bank doesn’t do anything except provide meetings rooms and justification for backdoor taxation by inflation.

    Zika-Linked Birth Defects a Monsanto Cover Up

    Just what.

    The rest of the shocker news are actually not really news.

    • Replies: @Junior
  25. JEC says:

    The “pistory dossier” is a skirmish in the relentless jihad that the MSM and the Deep State will wage against Trump during his entire presidency. A “holy war” is always justifiable to those who soldier in its interest, and nothing less than complete victory will satisify the zealots who hope to destroy the Trump administration.

  26. El Dato says:

    Shit’s hitting the fan from all sides. This year is going to be fun!

    We may have to reanimate the dead body of Pinochet to bash heads and create order. Zombie Pinochet would be 100% impartial, having no skin in the game.

  27. “willing — eager — to embrace any claim, cheer any tactic, align with any villain, regardless of how unsupported, tawdry and damaging those behaviors might be.”

    Glenn, they’ve been doing that for a long time.

    But I’m glad you finally noticed.

  28. Junior says:
    @El Dato

    You’re right, El Dato, in that I shouldn’t have watered things down by adding that last article of 2016 news.

    The fear of Pedophile Rings being exposed by Trump is what is REALLY making the Media and Deep State go so nuts.

  29. @Kyle a

    You’re right. We’re only doing our jobs ( even if we are unpaid ! )

  30. What can outraged Americans do to support President Trump? Read, study and learn about what’s happening.

    Inform your friends of the economic disaster looming that will be blamed on Trump.
    Plenty of statistics, charts etc at Zerohedge, Naked Capitalism and here.

    Save all the spending you can for Trump’s administration–more importantly, stop spending now until Obama is out of office. Consumer spending is a closed watched barometer of the health of the nation.

  31. @Randal

    Greenwald’s a good man. He’s always called out officialdom on its bullshit.

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