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US Deep State in Deep Trouble

Discussion in 'Politics Forum (Local/National/World)' started by Goldhedge, Jan 10, 2017.



  1. Goldhedge

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    US Deep State in Deep Trouble
    By Finian Cunningham
    Sputnik News

    January 10, 2017

    US ruling power is in deep trouble because there are growing signs that the mass of citizens are no longer beholden to the supposed authority residing in Washington.

    Once the legitimacy of would-be authorities begins to collapse in the eyes of the people, then profound political change is in the offing, as history shows us through countless empires that came and went – often ignominiously.

    The so-called American Deep State comprising the military-intelligence apparatus and its operatives in the political and media establishment has put its credibility on the line over allegations of Russian interference in the US elections.

    Those allegations are threadbare, indeed baseless, despite concerted, overweening attempts by the Deep State to conjure up something of substance.

    The latest high-level intelligence report from the CIA, NSA, FBI and other US spy agencies on alleged Russian cyber hacking may have “wowed” President Barack Obama, various members of Congress and the corporate-controlled news media.

    Not so for ordinary Americans. Among rank-and-file citizens, the reaction has been underwhelming, to say the least. And that should be a matter of anxiety for the ruling establishment. If the people can no longer be commanded, then the whole foundation for power begins to erode like a sandcastle.

    As a New York Times report put it: “What’s the big deal? asks Trump’s supporters on Russian hacking report”.

    Among ordinary voters far removed from the Washington Beltway Bubble the consensus is one of derision towards the once-revered US intelligence community.

    “Sore losers”, “sour grapes”, “crybabies” and “absurd” were just some of the disbelieving responses from ordinary folks about claims that Russian agents directed by Russian President Vladimir Putin had tipped the US November election in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

    “I don’t believe the [US] intel report,” said one man in Louisiana. “Why is everybody so afraid of Russia? I’m not against Putin.”

    Another man, a retired US air force officer, added: “From the parts of the [US intel] report I’ve seen it seems silly.”

    President-elect Trump, once again, seems more in tune with the real, pressing concerns of common citizens. He emerged from his so-called “briefing” by US intelligence chiefs last Friday and pointedly refused to join the Washington blowhards accusing Russia of “an act of war”. Trump, in fact, followed up with a comment that it was only a “stupid” person would not want to have good relations with Russia.

    This was not the response that the spooks wanted from Trump. The CIA and their surrogates in the Obama administration, Congress and the media were building up the US intel report like a witch-hunt against anyone who dares to dissent from the allegations of Russian cyber interference. Unlike warmongering Congress members such as John McCain and Lyndsey Graham, Trump has not jumped on the bandwagon to demonize Russia.

    And the thing is that people beyond the thrall of the Deep State centered in Washington appear to agree with Trump. At a time of immense social challenges from poverty, unemployment, financial indebtedness, deteriorating infrastructure and public services, and so on, a US policy of hostility towards Russia seems like an alien distraction. A contemptible waste of priority and resources, not to say a reckless drumbeat to war between nuclear powers.

    The US intelligence agencies, aided by the Obama White House and mainstream media, tried to muster gravitas to play its “Russian card” against Trump. But Trump and the popular sentiment out there are not responding in the deferential manner expected by the spooks.

    In fact, despite sensationalist headlines in the mainstream media about “Putin ordering an influence campaign to help Trump win the election”, the US intelligence agencies are now in real danger of being exposed as ridiculous liars.

    The collapse of the US establishment has been underway for some time, but lately, the momentum has quickened with the election of Trump and the mainstream media’s penchant for “fake narratives”. Last week the Washington disgraced itself by running a story about Russia hacking into the US electric, a story which was quickly exposed as “fake news”.

    On the latest US intel report, as well as Trump and ordinary Americans, many observers from around the world were taken aback by the amateurish dearth of evidence and generally low quality of analysis. Independent cyber security experts, including US-based ones, poured scorn on the claims against Russia.

    The US spy agencies claim that they have “supporting evidence” that Russia hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails, but they say, unconvincingly, that they can’t disclose the information in order to protect “sensitive sources and methods”. Such a conjuring trick just makes the US spooks and the subservient news media look even more ridiculous.

    A major giveaway was the disproportionately huge focus that the US intelligence report devoted to trying to discredit Russian news media outlets, RT and Sputnik. The report claims that the news services are part of the Kremlin’s “influence campaign” and then cites its own ropey rationale as “evidence” that Russia hacked the US election. If that’s the best that America’s “national security guardians” can come up with then we can be sure their case against Russia is null and void.

    There was a time in the American past when shadowy, unelected elites could control society through monopolistic, servile media and servile politicians kowtowing to their supposed authority. There was also a naive belief among people that the secret services were defending the nation’s best interests.

    Not anymore alas. People have got wise to the massive manipulation and criminality of such shadowy powers who orchestrate wars and regime changes all around the world for the narrow benefit of elite corporate power. Ordinary Americans pay with their lives and livelihoods for the machinations of the ruling cabal.

    The Deep State intel chiefs may have been fawned over by Obama, Congress and the media in their outlandish claims of Russian subversion. But growing numbers of ordinary people in the US and around the world can see through the lies and blatant agenda of hostility towards Russia – an insane hostility that only serves the elite interests of the Deep State.

    The once feared, and revered, US Deep State is now facing a deep dilemma and maybe even an existential crisis. For it knows deep down that its erstwhile credibility and authority are shot to pieces.

    Down through history, the American rulers got away with their charade of inciting wars and conflicts through false flags and contrived catastrophes: the not-so-secret Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the fabricated Gulf of Tonkin incident that escalated the US genocidal war on Vietnam, the dubious 9/11 terror attacks and Iraq’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction, to mention just a few.

    This same warmongering American ruling class wants another arms race, Pentagon-pumping Cold War with Russia. But this time they have played a card that is all too evidently blank. The US spooks and their elitist establishment know that Trump, the American people, Russia and the rest of world all know that they have nothing to offer.

    No credibility, no morals and no authority, the US Deep State is in deep trouble.

    The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Sputnik.

    Reprinted from Sputnik News.

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/01/no_author/deep-state-deep-trouble/
     
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    They're not going away that easily. And they don't like being minimized.

    And now they are beginning to bring out dirt on Trump as revenge for his derision. Whether their charges are true or not is unknowable. But they need no proof. They lie for a living. And the Constitution does not constrain them. Not coincidentally, they are also one of the most dangerous threats to our republic.

    Belittling the intelligence community may have been one of Trump's first mistakes and they may turn out to be his biggest challenge. But if anyone can take them on and win, it is Trump. This will definitely get very interesting.
     
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    Sorry, but their credibility is lower than dirt right now



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    I didn't say they are smart, just vindictive. They are after all the same crew that banned Furbies from all their facilities- including the Pentagon- believing them to be spies.
    http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-nsa-once-banned-furbies-as-a-threat-to-national-sec-1526908210
     
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    Actors, talking heads, sports figures are so delusional they believe their own BS.
    They treat others as slaves or lower class than they are.
    Washington sends out updates from your reps telling us they are hard at work renaming a post office or street for some past idiot.
    Have you even heard even one take a stand against spending? Always excuses.
    Schools, colleges, TV radio are doing everything in their power to dumb down the citizens........ so they can pull more chit
     
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    Trump is one patsy away from a state funeral. It won't be very hard for the alphabets to recruit a millennial on antidepressants.
     

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