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The star of the Joe and Kammy Regime Change Show
The star of the Joe and Kammy Regime Change Show

The season opening of the Joe and Kammy Regime Change Show could not be a more appropriate roomful of mirrors reflecting the self-described US “political elite”.

During the 2000s, I came face to face with Baghdad’s Green Zone multiple times. I always stayed, and worked, in the hyper-volatile Red Zone – as you may check in my 2007 book Red Zone Blues.

We knew then that blowback would be inevitable.

But still, we could never have imagined such a graphic simulacrum: the Green Zone fully replicated in the heart of imperial D.C. – complete with walls, barbed wire, multiple checkpoints, heavily armed guards.

That is even more significant because it ends a full “new world order” geopolitical cycle: the empire started bombing – and cluster bombing – Iraq 30 years ago. Desert Storm was launched in January 17, 1991.

The Blue Zone is now “protected” by a massive 26,000 plus troop surge – way more than Afghanistan and Iraq combined. The Forever Wars – which you may now relieve through my archives – have come back full circle.

Just like an ordinary Iraqi was not allowed inside the Green Zone, no ordinary American is allowed inside the Blue Zone.

Just like the Green Zone, those inside the Blue Zone represent none other than themselves.

The D.C. Blue Zone map
The D.C. Blue Zone map

And just like the Green Zone, those inside the Blue Zone are viewed by half of the population in the Red Zone as an occupying force.

Only satire is capable of doing poetic justice to what is, de facto, the Potemkin inauguration of a hologram. So welcome to the most popular president in history inaugurated in secret, and fearful of his own, fake, Praetorian Guard. The Global South has seen this grisly show before – in endless reruns. But never as a homegrown Hollywood flick.

When in doubt, blame China

Meanwhile, trapped inside the Blue Zone, the White House has been busy compiling an interminable list of accomplishments.

Multitudes will go berserk relieving the appalling foreign policy disasters, courtesy of American Psycho Mike Pompeo; debunking the official narrative partially or as a whole; and even agreeing with the odd “accomplishment”.

Yet close attention should be paid to a key item: “Colossal Rebuilding of the Military”.

This is what is going to play a key role beyond January 20 – as Gen Flynn has been extremely busy showing evidence to the military, at all levels, of how “compromised” is the new Hologram-in-Chief.

And then there’s the rolling, never-ending November 3 drama. Blame should be duly apportioned. Impeachment, digital witch hunts, rounding up “domestic terrorists”, that is not enough. “Foreign interference” is a must.

Enter Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe, adamantly stating that “the People’s Republic of China sought to influence the 2020 U.S. federal elections.”

Ratcliffe was referring to a report sent to Congress on January 7 by the DNI’s Chief of the Solutions Division, or analytic ombudsman Barry Zulauf, side by side with an assessment about “foreign interference”.

A legitimate question is why it took them so long to finish this report. And it gets wackier: the full intel on the report about foreign interference was scotched by none other than CIA higher-ups.

The ombudsman states that the groups of analysts working on Russian and Chinese interference used different standards. Russia, of course, was guilty from the start: a categorical imperative. China had the benefit of the doubt.

Ratcliffe actually states that some analysts refused to blame Beijing for election interference because they were – what else – Never Trumpers.

ORDER IT NOW

So Langley, we’ve got a problem. Pompeus “We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal” Minimus is CIA. He qualifies the Chinese Communist Party as the greatest evil in the history of mankind. How would he not influence his minions to produce, by any means necessary, any instance of Chinese election interference?

At the same time, for the Dem Deep State faction, Russia is perpetually guilty of…whatever.

This rift inside the Deep State roomful of mirrors delightfully reverberates the Blue Zone/Red Zone schism.

Needless to add, in both the ombudsman’s report and Ratcliffe’s letter, there is absolutely no hard evidence of Chinese interference.

As for Russia, apart from election interference – once again, no evidence – the Dem Deep State Dementia apparatus is still busy trying to blame Moscow also for 1/6. The latest gambit centers on a MAGA chick who may have stolen Pelosi’s laptop from her office at the Capitol to sell it to the SVR, Russian foreign intel.

The whole Global South – Baghdad’s Green Zone included – just can’t get enough of the greatest show on earth. Do they sell bananas in the Blue Zone?

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  1. Notsofast says:

    this inaugural reminds me of new years eve with de blasio waltzing with his wife in an empty locked down times square. i think half of the reason for the militarization is because only 12 people would show up, like his campaign events.

    • Agree: Thomasina
    • LOL: Showmethereal
  2. The Samson option: at the right moment, patriots should pull down the entire rotten structure.

  3. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:

    As Tucker observed last night, it is significant that National Guard troops were drawn from all 50 states; most of these traveled a long way to get to D.C. The reason is to send a message to people everywhere that we’ve got you controlled — we have formidable, terrifying troops everywhere. No social-worker corps will be defusing you. Be terrified.

    One might think that the long prison sentences forthcoming even for the polite, docile, Capitol trespassers would suffice; but that would mistake the degree to which these Dems mean business. See you at the reeducation camp.

    • Replies: @Wyatt
    , @Realist
    , @Bite Moi
  4. Resartus says:

    it is significant that National Guard troops were drawn from all 50 states; most of these traveled a long way to get to D.C. The reason is to send a message to people everywhere that we’ve got you controlled

    Have to bring in troops from all over….
    Most wouldn’t fire on/attack their own neighbors/friends/family…..
    Once the event is over, they will go home, not stay to patrol the streets….

  5. Wyatt says:
    @Anon

    I would also imagine they didn’t have enough fuckin’ boots within the DC area to put onto the ground. 2.5 divisions to do what? Stand around menacingly with their no bullets while looking out for Trump supporters who already went home? It’s a farce and unfortunately, the American infantry is principally staffed by millennials and Gen Z, both dumb as rocks generations.

  6. Miro23 says:

    But still, we could never have imagined such a graphic simulacrum: the Green Zone fully replicated in the heart of imperial D.C. – complete with walls, barbed wire, multiple checkpoints, heavily armed guards.

    That is even more significant because it ends a full “new world order” geopolitical cycle: the empire started bombing – and cluster bombing – Iraq 30 years ago. Desert Storm was launched in January 17, 1991.

    The Blue Zone is now “protected” by a massive 26,000 plus troop surge – way more than Afghanistan and Iraq combined. The Forever Wars – which you may now relieve through my archives – have come back full circle.

    Just like an ordinary Iraqi was not allowed inside the Green Zone, no ordinary American is allowed inside the Blue Zone.

    Very good observation. Washington’s Blue Zone is about as Democratic and representative of the people as Baghdad’s Green Zone – Not at all. And both shelter a crowd of totally corrupt politicians protected by heavily armed mercenaries.

  7. Only thing missing would be a wrestling cage match to top off this inauguration. The real big Black Kamals Harris in wooden face mask ushered into the cage led by Manager Harvey Wipplestein to face a pair of washed up ham and eggers —Donnie Grump and Mikey Pentz —-referee Whitey Dropko.

  8. neutral says:

    Just like in Iraq, it is time to start launching rockets and artillery into this zone.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  9. And at the end of the day the nation will still be divided… Neither side seems to have the solution. Its almost like a tennis volley that lasts 4 to 8 years depending on the players

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    , @Realist
  10. @Showmethereal

    , keeping gullible voters’ eyes on the Red+Blue ball.

    • Agree: Realist
  11. Realist says:
    @Anon

    As Tucker observed last night, it is significant that National Guard troops were drawn from all 50 states; most of these traveled a long way to get to D.C.

    Tucker the Cucker didn’t have a solution…like most other people. Knowing the situation is the easy part…the solution is the hard part.

    One solution is guerrilla warfare. Never fight a war on the enemy’s terms.

    • Agree: Lost American
  12. Realist says:
    @Showmethereal

    And at the end of the day the nation will still be divided… Neither side seems to have the solution. Its almost like a tennis volley that lasts 4 to 8 years depending on the players

    The only sides are the two sides of the Deep State coin…heads they win…tails you lose.

  13. Anonymous[902] • Disclaimer says:

    As for Russia, apart from election interference – once again, no evidence – the Dem Deep State Dementia apparatus is still busy trying to blame Moscow also for 1/6.

    I was a young man when the movie Red Dawn came out in 1984. I was like, “Fuck yeah… yay buddy… this is Amurica… shoot them Russkies! Wolverines!”

    Fast forward 37 years… I’d greet them with flowers and chocolates.

  14. @neutral

    That’s exactly what the tyrannical Left is hoping for. That would be their golden excuse to commence their slaughter of Trump’s Deplorables. AOC and the Squad would be ecstatic.

    • Replies: @neutral
  15. Escher says:

    The ombudsman states that the groups of analysts working on Russian and Chinese interference used different standards. Russia, of course, was guilty from the start: a categorical imperative. China had the benefit of the doubt.

    One group has Russian mail order brides, the other suffers from yellow fever and has married Chinese women.
    Which is which?

  16. If anything that the last four years has shown us is how powerless the President can be in the face of the deep state, media, special interest groups, etc.

    I can’t see a whole lot changing other than the fact that the populace has now been sufficiently brainwashed to turn this country into East Germany.

    • Replies: @Jeff Davis
  17. neutral says:
    @follyofwar

    The trick is to slaughter your enemies first. A decapitation strike on the few talking heads in the media, a handful of the senior gerontocrats and the left would operate like the headless chicken they really are.

  18. nsa says:

    “Baghdad on the Potomac”????
    Jerusalem on the Potomac would be accurate. Man up, PeePee, and finger the jew….and then prepare to be flushed down the memory hole.

  19. Bite Moi says:
    @Anon

    Anon(240)—— On the other hand moving the troops closer to home,i.e.DC, does come with some cost savings.You don’t have to move troops,equipment,and supplies thousands of miles.You can also house them in unheated parking garages and feed ’em chocolate chip cookies,and the occasional cold pizza.

  20. @SonOfFrankenstein

    Especially a president clearly in mental decline. He will be nothing more than a front man for his “handlers”, who will put speeches in front of him to practice and executive orders in front of him to sign.

    It is important to note that we are only three days into this, with the nation a ticking time bomb.

    Vaccines or no, the pandemic rages on. The economy is in free fall and getting worse by the day, suggesting the imminent collapse of the dollar and a depression exceeding even The Great Depression of the thirties. China may be a useful Fakenews propaganda boogieman, but is unimpressed and unstoppable. America remains Israel’s bitch, and along with the other “elites” — big Pharma, the MIC, the Banksters (others?) — will continue to loot the country right to the very end.

    Three options for the regular American: bail, fight, or hunker down and pray.

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