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No, the moral of the Mueller inquisition is not that the Left is incorrigibly corrupt and morally and intellectually bankrupt, although this is certainly true.

And, no. It’s not that the Republicans are meek, more eager for swamp-creature tenure than to save the country. However much state power flaccid Republicans capture, they quickly come to heel when Democrats crack the whip.

The moral of the Mueller inquisition, at least one of them, concerns the alphabet soup of acronyms that stands for the Permanent Security State—FBI, DOJ, DIA, DHS, CIA, NSA, on and on. That this intractable apparatus’ impetus is liberal is hardly new. What is counterintuitive to many is that the Permanent Security State’s modus operandi comports perfectly well with both Republican and Democratic administrations, alike.

When it comes to subverting an “America First,” sovereignty-centered, populist platform—the duopoly acts as one. Have not fans of Mr. Mueller kept reminding us that the man is a loyal Republican? And he is—Mueller’s a Republican stalwart of the managerial class. (By the way, Mueller fans can find “Mr. Mueller-face earrings and Mueller devotional candles on Etsy, the e-commerce equivalent of a hippie grandmother’s attic.”)

To make sense of the Russia Monomania and the Mueller time we all served, it is essential to grasp the anatomy of American state power.

In particular, to comprehend the mass hysteria that is the war on Trump, it’s crucial to trace the contours of that other war, “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” and the way it was peddled to the American public.

The manufacturing of Fake News by the Deep State, circa 2017, is of a piece with the anatomy of the ramp-up to war in Iraq, in 2003. Except that back then, Republicans, joined by many a diabolical Democrat like Hillary Clinton, were the ones who dreamt up Homer Simpson’s Third Dimension in Iraq.

Fact: The Steel Dossier, which launched the Mueller inquisition, was as fantastical a fabrication as were the documents that fed the Bush administration’s will to war.

As it is, intelligence report-writing is more art than science; more flare than fact. It’s executed by many of the same, tinny, dogmatic, ex-CIA feminists whom we see plonked in CNN studios, ponderously pontificating about Our Russian Enemy.

From the CIA to CNN, the youthful talking heads (and their shapely keisters) have only ever gone from a swivel chair at the Langley headquarters to a seat in a CNN studio, in New York City.

It’s not at all unfair to conclude that the “intelligence” these cartoon characters produced as CIA or FBI agents is as intelligent as their commentary in the TV studio.

PRAGUE AGAIN?

Did no one but this writer have PTSD-related flashbacks when Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, was floated during the Mueller madness?

During his testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, the bewildered Michael Cohen—a tragic figure, really—was asked in all seriousness whether he had liaised with “Kremlin officials” in Prague. “I’ve never been to the Czech Republic,” Cohen shot back.

Curiously, Prague is umbilically linked to another notorious intelligence hoax.

According to manufactured American intelligence, a putative meeting between Mohamed Atta, the ringleader of Sept. 11, and Iraqi intelligence, was said to have taken place in … Prague.

Atta and the Iraqi assets never met in Prague. (At the time, Iraq had been 95-percent disarmed and was in possession of no weapons of mass destruction, an assessment backed by many an expert in strategic studies BEFORE THE WAR.)

The Prague apparition is a thread that runs through the Iraq and Mueller mythology.

Is Prague a figment of an intelligence officer (a female enterprise?) who had just read her first Milan Kundera novel? Inquiring minds have to wonder.

Seriously, Prague is the witches brew you get when you fuse the FBI’s highly-strung anti-Trump brigade with Christopher Steele’s “research” team.

Certainly, the publicly available CIA reports, offering “irrefutably” incriminating evidence against Iraq—the one I had perused in December of 2002—had novel-like qualities.

UNINTELLIGENT INTELLIGENCE

Hardly sober and scholarly, the bafflegab that convinced Republicans to destroy the balance of power in Iraq and the region went something like, “Saddam will probably”; “Give him time and he will eventually”; “With sufficient weapons-grade fissile material, he’ll doubtless”; “He doesn’t have the capability to develop enriched uranium or plutonium to fuel a nuclear bomb, but just you wait …”

This is obviously not the letter of the texts that convinced everyone (except a few of us) to destroy Iraq. But it’s close enough to its spirit.

How the CIA cobbled together evidence for an “interest in acquiring” or “an effort to procure”—considering that these WMD-related purchases never seemed to materialize—isn’t clear. What proof did we have that they were even initiated? None.

I hazard that much of the compositions masquerading as intelligence and continually cited by political actors in privileging their policies are in language that is manifestly intended to exempt the writer from having to substantiate much of the claims.

Be it against Iraq or Russia, the political storyline du jour is manufactured by America’s gilded elites. To this—to heading a principate like Rome—Republican Karl Rove famously confessed during the era of Bush II:

“We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.” Not coincidentally, Karl is currently urging Republicans to “move on from Robert Mueller,” nothing here to see.

MANUFACTURING CONSENT

To manufacture consent over Iraq, elements in the intelligence community worked with neoconservative counterparts in Bush 43’s administration, in particularity with “the Office of Special Plans.” And while Fake News babes did wonders to sex up, stateside, the cause of senseless killing—the dissemination of Fake News, vis-a-vis Iraq, was hardly the exclusive province of Fox News. With some laudable exceptions, Big Media all was tuned-out, turned-on and hot for holy war in the cause of democracy, WMD, whatever.

Now, it’s all-out war on Trump. Then, the same Machine aligned against Iraq.

ORDER IT NOW

Salient in 2003, as in 2017, was the monolithic quality of the cheer-leading coming from the networks; an unquestioning uniformity that spoke to a slutty sell-out throughout the media establishment. For journalistic jingoism, it’s impossible to best the coverage of the high-tech media extravaganza known as “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”

Embedded with the military turned out to be a euphemism for in bed with the military. Practically all network embeds focused exclusively on the Pentagon’s version of events, to the exclusion of reality on the Iraqi ground. Yet reporters who slept with their sources were treated as paragons of truth. Those of us who refused such cohabitation were labeled “unilaterals,” deniers, unpatriotic, and worse.

Reporting hearsay as truth and failing to verify stories were all in a day’s work on cable and news networks. A Geiger counter that went off in the inexpert hands of a young Marine, stationed in Iraq, became “Breaking News,” possible evidence of weapons-grade plutonium. Every bottle of Cipro pills located was deemed a likely precursor to an anthrax factory. Anchormen and women somberly seconded these “finds,” seldom bothering to issue retractions.

When you’re the most powerful entity in the world, as the U.S. government still is—you get to manufacture your own parallel universe with its unique rules of evidence and standards of proof. What’s more, as the mightiest rule-maker, you can coerce other earthlings into “sharing” your alternate reality by hook or by crook, abroad or at home.

More than anything, the moral of Mueller is that the Security State is dangerous to all Americans, Republicans, Deplorables—even Democrats.

Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She is the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Facebook, Gab & YouTube

 
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  1. the Issacsohn-Mercer’s latest epistle is so full of holes it’s hard to know where to start. So I’ll make just two points:

    1) the intel agencies false claims re WMD/Iraq were entirely PR. They had nothing to do with actual motivation for war. The actual motive for this particular piece of Bush43 regime Zionist aggression was Sadaam dropping the petrodollar, w/o which America’s debt-saturated/dollar-monetized domestic Ponzi’conomy goes to quick hyperinflationary collapse. And when America, Israhell’s main sponsor collapses, so will Israhell. This also explains why Libya was attacked, devastated, then (like Iraq) forced back onto the petrodollar, and why Iran – now also off the dollar – will be attacked, probably during the run-in to the 2020 election.

    2) the “Deep State intel agencies vs Trump” was no more than a two-year-long dog and pony show whose real purpose was to distract the desperate – and desperately stupid – White MAGA voters in flyover country from the fact that Trump along the way betrayed them on every single nationalist/populist issue he campaigned on. And it too seems, for the time being, to have worked.

    the question then arises: given all these Trump betrayals, why does the Issacsohn-Mercer keep defending the con-artist Prez and portraying him as a “victim”?

    the answer is not far to seek: Israhell-loving (((Issacsohn-Mercer))) is a Zionist agent operating in America, and Trump is the most vicious Zionist-stooge (ZOG minder: Kushner) yet to occupy the WH.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Quebecer
  2. Realist says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    2) the “Deep State intel agencies vs Trump” was no more than a two-year-long dog and pony show whose real purpose was to distract the desperate – and desperately stupid – White MAGA voters in flyover country from the fact that Trump along the way betrayed them on every single nationalist/populist issue he campaigned on. And it too seems, for the time being, to have worked.

    Absolutely correct.

  3. “More than anything, the moral of Mueller is that the Security State is dangerous to all Americans, Republicans, Deplorables—even Democrats.”

    Hey, after politics, it’s the quickest road to wealth in the USA these days.

  4. Quebecer says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    I agree with you, especially on point 2.

    This is indeed a ‘dog & pony’ show to pacify the MAGA crowd, and win precious time as they
    become less and less relevant demographically

    Still, I find the ‘Ms Mercer as a Zionist agent’ depiction a bit far-fetched.

    She comments on various matters, with opinions that we may agree or disagree with,
    that is all.

    Well, she does seems to favor dark clothing lol

  5. I wasn’t thinking of the Issacsohn-Mercer as a Secret Agent.

    her public allegiance to Israhell is well-known. And her actual function,

    as a wandering diaspora Jew, is to keep the Host in the can for Zion-in-Palestine and

    keep America safe for the local Jews. Don’t you want

    Ilana and Israhell to be safe?

    of course you do,

    as do we all,

    even Wally.

    • Replies: @Fidelios Automata
  6. @Haxo Angmark

    That may be so, but she’s a lot more pro-American than her co-religionists in the Trump Administration.

    • Replies: @Binyamin
  7. imbroglio says:

    Another Defenestration of Prague.

    Like a dog to his… bowl, there seem to be Jew/Israel bashers who hang on Ilana’s every word.

    There must be a diagnosis for that.

    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
  8. @imbroglio

    the lovely Ilana

    is a sitting duck for us

    Jew/Israel bashers

  9. Barzini says:

    Every time that the Democratic Party gets in trouble, the Republicans seem to drop the ball and come to their rescue. The Republicans seem to oppose the Democrats only when it doesn’t count. One theory that I have heard is that the Republican Party is surreptitiously controlled by the Democratic Party. According to this theory, there are not two identical parties in America, but only one, the Democratic Party. The Republican Party is merely a branch of the Democratic Party. Does this make sense?

    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
  10. Binyamin says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    Mercer is not pro American. She is pro white America. This is an important distinction. Ever since emigrating to America in her middle age she has opposed American national interests including American government actions abroad. Julien Assange has caused massive damage to American and Western interests. His actions have compromised Western intelligent agents who often put their lives at risk fighting global terrorism- the Islamist variety and increasingly terrorism committed by violent hard right white nationalists.
    Mercer supports Southern segregationists and the dismembering of America into ethno states presumably so she could further emigrate to a white ethno state.
    Any immigrant who supports a traitor such as Assange not to mention hard right extremism at home should be on the radar of FBI if not deported forthwith.

  11. @Barzini

    an overlapping sanhedrin of Wall St./Las Vegas/Hollywood Jewish banksters & billioniares owns the political class of both “parties”. The assigned duty of the neo-con’d (((Menshevik)))) Republiscams is to keep Israhell on the map will yielding on every other issue to the (((Bolshevik))) demoncrats.

    so, yes, the respubliscams are essentially a branch – more like twig, as the open-borders “demographic change” continues – of the demoncrats.

  12. Oh, I don’t think you need to worry about too many flights of intellectual fancy due to reading too much Milan Kundera. A rarified literary sensibility is not the big problem with top 20%er media elites or dual-high-earner couples in general. The point is to snap up two high-paying jobs per household, saying whatever your corporate or government masters want you to say, enabling you to live an elite lifestyle, not the careful reading of any culture’s literature—whether modern, post-modern, magical realist, classical, etc.

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