In this series, I will cover extensive evidence that several high profile mass killings have likely had government covert/black operations components to them. The two key evidences indicating this are 1) the near universal presence of additional accomplices not recognized in the official stories; and 2) the subsequent cover-up by government/law enforcement and media regarding additional accomplices, among other things. Additionally, in many of these high profile shootings and attacks, the patsies (whether they be complete or partial patsies) show many signs of having been provoked, harassed, entrapped and manipulated into participating in the plots they were supposedly involved in primarily by what are likely private contractors composed of ex-intelligence services & law enforcement personnel (FBI, CIA, DHS, police, military, etc.) using a range of techniques from blackmail to psychoactive drugs to “electronic harassment”. At the very least, the vast majority of these highly publicized massacres have been extensively covered up for whatever reason.
My primary motivation for doing this is to counter popular theories propagated on social media platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, 4chan and Reddit that these events are “staged hoaxes” and “never happened.” These outlandish theories have become astonishingly popular since the Aurora and Sandy Hook shootings , right as viral so-called “news” began to proliferate on social media through websites like nodisinfo, yournewswire, YouTube channels such as redsilverj/TeamWakeEmUP, LifttheVeil, etc. and additional throngs of dubious blogs and personalities. An entire cottage industry has emerged out of the analysis of mass shootings as staged events. The vast majority of the hoaxers’ arguments rest on highly questionable analysis of various video footage and photographs, their own incredulity regarding the event and the apparently bizarre behavior of those involved afterwards, which the hoaxers assert is proof positive that they are faking their involvement and that the shooting or bombing simply never occurred (hence the ever-so-popular term ‘crisis actor’). Many of their so-called evidences are literally outright lies and/or fabrications and several high-profile hoaxers routinely and consistently lie and fabricate evidence as well as directly or indirectly stalk, threaten and sue anyone who dares call them out on their deceits.
I won’t counter all specific claims made by hoaxers in relation to each event, as that has already been accomplished by others who have exhaustively poured over every detail of every irrelevant rabbit hole the hoaxers have ever gone down and refuted their claims, but I will, before diving into my evidences, address general claims and talking points hoax theory promoters put out seemingly every time any event occurs and discuss the near categorical implausibility of hoax explanations. Unfortunately, the conspiracy community has increasingly embraced absurdism and abandoned any sense of discernment or having a systematized method for analyzing events, and the hoaxers have contributed greatly to this.
By far the most powerful generalized argument against any staged/hoax theory is the first principle of compartmentalization, an umbrella under which keeping secrets/conspiracies as small as possible sits. Compartmentalization is essentially the practice within organizations (be they intelligence agencies, governments, corporations, private groups, etc.) of dividing jobs, tasks and the information required to do said jobs/tasks up amongst various individuals and/or groups. Within the context of this blog post (covert operations, intelligence agencies, etc.), each individual’s knowledge of the goings on in any other area of the group or conspiracy is limited as much as possible, and this is done so as to minimize the risk of the whole conspiracy/covert operation being exposed by someone within leaking to the press or any other interested party, accidentally spilling information, having information tortured out of them, etc. – the purpose is to keep the full conspiracy secret.
However subtle this is, it is probably the most crucial aspect of maintaining strategic and operational secrecy (and therefore success) in any organization. It is how the CIA, NSA, FBI, MI6, Mossad, terrorist organizations, large police departments, many NGOs/think tanks, and large corporations (among many others) work and how they keep their plans under wraps – many large corporations even have highly secretive so-called “skunk works” divisions (named after Lockheed Martin’s formerly secret black budget aircraft development team in the desert outside Los Angeles) that carry out prototyping and high-level R&D known only to high level executives. If a conspiracy is not highly compartmentalized, it will almost surely at some point be exposed due to accidental or intentional leaks. Hardly anyone involved in Iran-Contra, the Manhattan Project, Watergate, MKULTRA, BCCI, Operation Gladio, Operation Paperclip, CIA drug running or any other conspiracy were aware of the whole operation before it became exposed. Sure, some have intimations and suspicions and perfect compartmentalization is impossible, but no full context or hard proof typically reaches anyone it’s not supposed to.
Any threat of leaks by those involved in covert operations and conspiracies is systematically drilled out of them through years of training to merely take orders and ask no questions as well as bribes and veritable threats/blackmail.
The fundamental problem with hoax/staged explanations for mass killings is that an entirely staged event would be impossible to compartmentalize, in other words, it would have to involve far too many people with near full knowledge of the plot (if not before, after the fact when it gets on the news) for it to succeed either in its goal or keeping the fact that it was a hoax secret. In order to pull of a full or even partial hoax staged openly and in public, hundreds upon hundreds of people would have to be involved – tens if not hundreds of crisis actors pretending to be victims and/or witnesses (and if the “victims” and their families and everyone who knows them are real people, you must hide them for the rest of eternity), all law enforcement and medical professionals who came in contact with the scene, reporters/media personnel on scene, etc. It would have to be ensured that none of the involved actors’ families or friends ever found out, that no one who was in the vicinity of the hoax or anyone who witnessed anything who weren’t supposed to ever say anything, identities would have to be faked or manipulated for the victims and perpetrators (and cover stories created), many people would have to pretend to have known the victims & perpetrators, etc.
Additionally, if, as many of the hoax theorists claim, the “crisis actors” involved in the hoax are unemployed B-rate acting school graduates (and many times this accusation is the result of lazy and haphazard background searches), are they really expected to reliably keep such a massive secret, even if they are bribed or threatened? To think so would be preposterous – they aren’t spooks or government contractors used to simply taking orders and not talking out of school who are aware of the very serious repercussions of doing so. And yet, we haven’t had a single whistleblower from inside any of these supposed staged hoaxes exposing the event, naming names, giving specifics, etc.
It would be one thing if there were a plot involving this many people where no one individual (except the group hatching the orchestrating the plot) knew the entire operation or its purpose, but a hoax shooting, bombing or attack would require that everyone be aware of the narrative/story being spun (far in advance too, of course) and all in one place at the same time (in other words, almost zero compartmentalization). It is utterly implausible and highly unlikely that anything on that magnitude could be contained with that many of full knowledge of the conspiracy being involved even if compartmentalization is attempted – the entire plot is simply impossible to obfuscate.
The hoax theory unnecessarily overcomplicates any explanation of a shooting or bombing, has no discernible motive (why a hoax when they can just hire mercenaries to carry out a real attack – much cleaner), is not required to account for any observations in any highly publicized massacre so far and virtually every oddity the hoaxers have ever dug up have far simpler and far more likely alternate explanation that account for all of the observations. The official stories of Sandy Hook, Columbine, 9/11, OKC, Aurora, Boston Bombing, etc. do not overcomplicate the matter, but on the other hand cannot account for all of the observations surrounding the events, such as multiple credible eyewitness reports and occasional video evidence of accomplices not present in the official story. A much simpler explanation than a staged hoax exists that comports with and explains all observations and anomalies exists for many of these events – a very real massacre was carried out by one or more deniable mercenaries (likely privately contracted) under the direction of some government-connected entity whose roles are covered up as well as potentially the attacker the entire event is pinned on – they are either partial or full patsies who are typically killed after they’ve played their part.
This kind of covert operation is relatively simple – it very easy to compartmentalize/divide responsibility for and to keep rather small. It would only have to involve several people – the people orchestrating and hatching the false flag, patsy or patsies, one to three additional shooters or bombers, a couple handlers for the patsy, and however many (probably no more than a small division) critical law enforcement personnel to cover up for the accomplices, who are usually from special divisions within the FBI and state police and probably don’t ever have any direct involvement or knowledge of the conspiracy – they are merely predictable law enforcement officers who carry out orders and cover up whatever they’re told to for whatever reason (if one is even given). Theoretically, most of the participants wouldn’t even necessarily have to interact with each other, no one would have to know of the full plot in the run up/planning stage and it wouldn’t be unnecessarily complex or cumbersome.
“No evidence” of an attack
Many hoaxers, after all of their specific claims are countered, will resort to claiming that there simply isn’t enough photographic or video evidence to satisfy them and convince them that anyone died. The problem with this is that 1) they never specify what is “enough” evidence as well as what kind of evidence counts as evidence to them and will simply continually move the goal post; and 2) “lack of evidence” of A (the official story) is not proof of B (a staged hoax). Just because photos of deceased victims haven’t been released does not mean that a hoax occurred – 1) in most states, homicide victim images as well as images from autopsy reports and any other evidences related to criminal investigations (such as surveillance footage) are exempt from disclosure to anyone. In all other states, disclosure is strictly limited to next of kin, estate representatives, prosecutors, etc. and in states where entire autopsies are public record by default, autopsy photos can be withheld at the discretion of law enforcement; and 2) if the latter somehow didn’t apply, this could mean and would more likely mean (taking into account evidence of accomplices) that a cover up has ensued because law enforcement does not want to expose the presence of accomplices of the patsy’s.
The same goes for the withholding of any information/photographs/videos of the official perpetrators or shooters – they are not necessarily public record and may compromise the official story or the cover-up of what actually happened, but their absence is not proof of a hoax. Also, a common practice among those who are suspicious of the official stories surrounding mass bombings and shootings is searches for victims and alleged perpetrators on background checking sites such as Whitepages, Spokeo, Intelius, Pipl, Ancestry.com, Genealogy.com, etc. No one should ever come to any final conclusions based solely on queries of these sites – the databases they search are very often incomplete or not up to date, their web crawlers can extract incorrect information and very often estimate or infer information, etc. Genealogies, birth/death certificates and phone numbers are particularly prone to being totally inaccurate.
Search engine document/cache timestamps, indexing
Some webpages & tweets relating to attacks such as Sandy Hook, the Boston Bombing, etc. appear to have been, based upon various search engine date published/document & cache timestamps, published before the event took place, indicating foreknowledge of the attack or hoax. The problem with this is that these timestamps are not entirely accurate and can be off by several years in some cases (especially if time restriction is used in the search). Each time Google or Bing’s web crawlers & spiderers visit a webpage/html file, they attempt to estimate or infer the date the page was published and/or last updated based upon data available to be extracted from the html file and URL – sometimes the available data allows for a more accurate time and date and sometimes it doesn’t, and the search engine’s algorithms must work harder to estimate a time and date, and these can be off quite dramatically.
In other words, the timestamp displays what Google, Bing or Yahoo thinks was the date the page was published, not the exact time that page was indexed by the search engine (although that index date can be incorporated into the estimate). The exact time a given page is published is typically only known to the webmaster and the time a page is first indexed or crawled may or may not be stored by Google or Yahoo or Microsoft and can only be determined by the webmaster by searching their server logs for visits from Google’s crawler (the “Googlebot”). Additionally, some webpages and items on webpages are not indexable and the displayed cache timestamp is based off a redirected URL or a duplicate page, however you will never know that the specific page whose cache time & date you are looking at was never technically indexed.
Any number of “errors” can occur when document or cache timestamps are generated – items on websites can be postdated or backdated even though the material was actually posted at a later/earlier date than displayed, old date information can be retained from URLs that change dynamically, etc. (meaning the cache timestamp could be for something you aren’t even looking for, it could be entirely useless). Twitter timestamps are also known to be inaccurate and Facebook page date founded timestamps do not update when the name of a page is changed. Also, common sense would tell you that a shadowy group who is otherwise competent enough to near flawlessly execute gigantic staged hoaxes wouldn’t make the simple mistake of publishing webpages and online material related to the event a whole day before it occurred and that, for example with Sandy Hook, they wouldn’t involve the website for a random school in rural Ohio in their grand hoax conspiracy.
Photo and video analysis is all highly interpretive and all debatable. Many conspiracy theorists (and hoaxers in particular) not only present an incomplete picture by selectively picking and choosing what photos and videos they display in order to bolster their narrative, but also outright manipulate their evidence by cropping, blurring, editing, and otherwise butchering it. This is precisely why YouTube is the premier hoaxer outlet – people like to laze around eating a bowl of ice cream watching the equivalent of a movie instead of parsing and digesting text.
“Crisis actor” evidence
The above is really a misnomer. There has been no real evidence that anyone involved in a terror attack or shooting or interviewed or captured on tape by the media have been crisis actors, only hoaxers contending that said people must be crisis actors based on their own personal evaluation of their behavior (often not in context, or presented in a totally incorrect one) – people in media video footage after the event are sometimes captured “smiling”, making strange faces, reading off cards (not at all rare for anyone interacting with the media to do in any circumstance), supposedly changing their story, etc. Another favorite is face overlays and comparisons which are supposed to prove that people from two different photos who are ostensibly different people are actually the same person. This is sheer trickery and nothing else and virtually every one of these “same person” claims have been exposed as incorrect and often fraudulent.
This kind of “analysis” is laughably shaky and isn’t proof or even an indication of anything outside that individual and by far the weakest hoax evidence there is (and, curiously enough, by far the most prevalent). And, again, this could mean many other things besides the shooting or bombing having been a staged event. Many hoaxers will back up their claims with background check site searches which allegedly prove that their “crisis actors” are actors by trade, but, as we’ve already established, those sites are often inaccurate and many of the hoaxers specific claims have been incorrect. For example with Sandy Hook, Gene Rosen was alleged to have been a member of the Screen Actors’ Guild based off a background query, but it turns out that whoever’s Spokeo or LinkedIn result they paraded all around YouTube was in fact a different Gene Rosen’s than the one involved in Sandy Hook who had never lived in Connecticut.
This isn’t to say that “crisis actors” may not be used (likely to a very small extent) to further sensationalize and emotionalize events such as mass shootings – government contractors providing “crisis actors” do exist – but there is no strong evidence or indication of this and it does not lend itself to the conclusion that “no one died” or that the entire event was a DHS “drill” or “simulation”, only that dubious “witnesses” are presented to the news media.
“Drills” & “simulations”
Almost every time a shooting or bombing ever occurs, it is revealed that some kind of terror or mass shooting drill or training simulation had taken place either within the same couple days as the event, or, in some cases, simultaneously. This is largely coincidence shopping given the fact that law enforcement terror drills & training simulations occur very frequently (often every week to every other day in major metropolitan areas) in both North America and Europe and, moreover, drills and simulations are not necessarily required to explain all observations during the event. However, it can’t be totally dismissed because it’s still rather unlikely that almost every single highly publicized mass killing just so happens to occur around a local law enforcement drill of some sort. What I can say is that the presence of some kind of drill or simulation is not proof or really even a strong indication of a staged event/hoax – simpler explanations include coincidence and that these kinds of false flag events are intentionally planned during already existing drills and simulations so that law enforcement resources (particularly law enforcement personnel not connected to the cover up) are diverted so as not to disrupt or ruin the false flag (this was particularly true on 9/11 and we do need to invoke the existence of drills to account for the lack of following of procedure by the military).
Why, assuming these events are entirely staged hoaxes and that the media entirely controlled by the [insert a spooky-sounding term like NWO or Illuminati], would the perpetrators of the deception disseminate all of the information that always comes out that tends to contradict not only other information being released, but the official story itself? Why not just put out an airtight story and eliminate any doubt as to what happened, especially if we’re dealing with something as fragile as a hoax? It makes no sense. I posit instead that firstly, the media is not entirely or largely actively controlled (it is effectively and mostly passively controlled through executives and editors) and that anomalies and discrepancies occur in media reports (especially initial ones) precisely because the media is not totally controlled and therefore cover-ups do not take effect immediately, different media organizations compete to break stories first (leading to inaccuracies), etc.
Of course, the “skeptics” (who are really there to defend the government’s story) are not immune from criticism here, either. They simply cannot explain away discrepancies as to the number of shooters or suspects or any other anomalies by simply asserting that early media reports tend to be inaccurate. Firstly, how true this is isn’t specifically known. Secondly, the initial reports in the media are not founded upon nebulous theories or speculation (that’s an easy way to get sued), they are founded upon witness statements and available information on the ground. Those witness statements and other such information remain and typically make it into official police reports as well. It’s not as if the information is positively “incorrect” – someone somewhere makes the decision not to incorporate that information into the sterilized narrative, most often based upon what a senior law enforcement official or media executive (who may or may not be involved in cover up) dictates. Thirdly, this is almost always just asserted flat-out based on how the narrative of the attack changes in the media itself and the fact that an official and final story is eventually converged on in the media. The skeptics define what is an accurate narrative based on the very thing being disputed – what actually occurred, which they define as the official/government story (in other words, the “skeptic” argument is circular).
Skeptics will also unfairly attack the reliability of eye witnesses. The oft-repeated claim that eye witness statements are unreliable entirely neglects the fact that eye witness statements must be individually evaluated based on their context and is largely predicated upon studies of eye witness reliability from suspect line-ups and court room testimony. Obviously, it is one thing for someone to pick from a line up of faces who exactly they saw commit a given crime and an entirely different thing for someone who witnessed part of a mass shooting or terror attack to merely recall the general characteristics of a person they saw (such as their frame, what color clothes they were wearing, whether they had a mask or cap on or not, etc.), when and where they saw that person, if that person was with someone else, if they saw two clearly different people, etc. Additionally, most eye witness testimony is recorded the day of the event or within the following days, meaning the memory does not have much time to be distorted or warped by outside or conflicting information and people tend to remember significant details, such as how many people they saw the day of a massacre and how they were dressed. People tend to inaccurately recall more insignificant details, such as the color of the car they witnessed hit someone else’s car in the Walgreens parking lot.
It becomes even more dire for the skeptics when multiple eye witness statements correlate and reinforce other eyewitness statements, as is the case with most of the false flags I will cover. Eyewitness confidence is also another major predictor of eyewitness accuracy as well, and eyewitnesses of mass shootings and bombings tend to be confident as to who they believe they saw.
One of the most curious aspects of the “hoax theory” phenomenon is how it all of the sudden miraculously appeared immediately after Sandy Hook occurred. After looking extensively into the relevance of search terms associated with hoaxer online content (such as ‘crisis actor’, ‘false flag’ and ‘hoax shooting’) before and after Sandy Hook as well using time restricted search results to determine whether pre-Sandy Hook/Aurora attacks, bombings and shootings were ever subject to a barrage of hoax conspiracy theories, I’ve come to the conclusion that the abrupt arrival of the hoaxers and their mindless sloganeering cannot be entirely or even largely accounted for by natural forces and was very likely not spontaneous, but rather the result of a concerted effort by disinformation experts to derail real conversation and discredit plausible conspiracy theories by means of co-opting. The operational arm of this is very likely from within the Department of Defense/military intelligence/NSA and their contractors, not the CIA. ‘CIA’ has become a blanket term under which all covert operations have fallen, but the DoD, with it’s utterly immense budget and greater breadth, is more likely from what we know in charge of disinformation operations, either directly itself or indirectly through private contractors.
Just as a preface, this isn’t an unheard of idea. Cass Sunstein, who was the head of the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs under Obama from 2008-2012 and named to an NSA Advisory Panel in 2014 (all the while remaining one of Obama’s closest advisors), wrote a paper in 2008 which proposed “cognitive infiltration” of so-called extremist groups and “groups that produce conspiracy theories” involving the introduction of “cognitive diversity”, which could very well mean, when implemented, the insertion of false narratives into conspiratorial discourse to discredit any discussion of conspiracy at all. The timing of this is all too suspicious – all the hoaxers come out the woodwork only a few months after Sunstein departs from his (official) position with the Obama administration. It was revealed in the Snowden leaks that the NSA and GCHQ, through GCHQ’s “Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group” (or JTRIG), had operational cognitive infiltration schemes whose two primary tactics were “(1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.”
The US military has awarded contracts to government IT contracting corporations to carry out online psychological operations and various other “web engagement” operations using bots and sock puppet accounts to “create a false consensus in online conversations, crowd out unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not correspond with its own objectives.” This kind of activity of course predates the Obama administration – the Bush Pentagon employed teams of former generals to pose as “independent media analysts” while secretly coordinating with the Pentagon. Of course, there are many other examples that could be given, but the precedent has been set.
I became curious as to whether the terms ‘crisis actor’ and ‘shooting/bombing hoax’ and ‘shooting/bombing false flag’ and ‘false flag’ in general were ever really of any relevance before Sandy Hook or if they even existed at all, because presumably these terms wouldn’t just appear out of nowhere if highly publicized suspicious mass shootings had occurred in the past when the internet was around (which they have).
So, I looked at the Google Trends results (basically shows the search volume relative to total searches) for the terms (with and without quotations) ‘crisis actor(s)’, ‘false flag’, ‘shooting/bombing hoax’, and ‘shooting/bombing false flag’ and it turns out that crisis actor(s) and ‘shooting/bombing hoax/false flag’ more or less didn’t exist at all before Aurora and Sandy Hook (July 2012-January 2013 time period). This is highly suspicious (although I admit that Google Trends/search analytics is a somewhat blunt instrument). After 2012 they clearly adopted a new, much higher baseline relative search volume and also spike way more dramatically than they did before 2012. I excluded results before May 2006 (they start in 2004) because Google Trends backdated/inferred those results and so they tend to generally overstate any given index, they’re incredibly choppy (likely overfitted) and most of the time don’t even seem to correspond to any real world events or news articles or make any sense at all. I also tried to account for the meteoric rise in these terms’ usage by looking at the Trend results for “shooting” and “bombing” and “conspiracy”, and, although their relative search volume has risen quite a lot since 2012, their proportional rise in relative search volume is outdone by magnitudes by the proportional rise in search volumes of crisis actor/hoax/false flag terms (which is often by factors of over 100).
Google Trends indexes and time restricted search results posted at bottom of post
So after this I searched for specific results w/ these terms in relation to three major attacks/bombings/shootings that occurred before 2012, were highly publicized, had video footage and photographs of the event and the aftermath, occurred during a time in which the internet was widely available in the US and were subject to conspiracy theories – 9/11, OKC, London tube bombing, Columbine, DC Sniper, 2009 Ft. Hood and Virginia Tech. All of these also had plenty of video footage of both the event and the aftermath, which is the basis for basically all hoax/crisis actor claims. I noticed that basically all the hoax/crisis actor videos and articles surrounding them were published after 2012 (they really began popping up around 2013-2015), but after restricting the results to a year within which those shootings occurred (giving sufficient room for error in document timestamps) as well as a year before the event occurred until around 2012 (Aurora & Sandy Hook), I found that there were almost no hoax/crisis actor videos or articles in those time periods., and the ones that did exist were extremely low in the search rankings or if they were YouTube videos very few views (and most of them aren’t pushing a 100% hoax/staged theory – it’s all very mild compared to the flavor of the stuff you see today on YouTube). Generally the pattern is that the vast majority of the hoax videos and articles relating to these events come after Sandy Hook.
More hoax-related results showed up for 9/11 than any other event, but they mostly refer to very specific videos, images and one phone call that was the subject of a 2004 article that was proven to have been faked in the mainstream press. There were very very few articles or videos stating that the entire event was a gigantic hoax that was entirely staged (as happened with Aurora, Sandy Hook & Boston Bombing, Paris, Orlando, San Bernardino, etc.), mostly people referring to certain parts of it having been staged in order to bolster their personal theory of what really happened. And a lot of the results are merely clickbait that don’t really have any content or analysis relating to 9/11 being a hoax. It gets even more dire when you search with quotations. Almost all of the hoax/staged results in relation to 9/11 occur after 2008 and most of the post-2008 (when Cass Sunstein took office) results are post-Sandy Hook. It’s my opinion that the Loose Change no-plane at the Pentagon as well as the lunatic Judy Woods “dustification” narratives were disinformation around 9/11, but neither one of these purports that no event actually occurred – the proposition that 9/11 was a “staged hoax” is a relatively new one that has only become relevant since Sandy Hook.
I searched for OKC hoax results from 1995 to 2012, and virtually nothing. You would think that since these were much bigger events that you would have more articles about these events being hoaxes or staged even years after they happened when the internet became more widespread (adjusted for the size of the internet at the time). There are a lot of articles about 9/11 and OKC being “inside jobs”, but very very little about total hoaxes or stagings (and basically none about OKC, as far as I can tell from a cursory search).
This is clearly anomalous. You would think that some proportion of the population/conspiracy would think that certain events (9/11, OKC, VA Tech, Columbine, etc.) were hoaxes/staged/had crisis actors regardless of whether it’s actually true or not (at the time of the event) and that that proportion wouldn’t just randomly explode during 1 or 2 events – previous events such as 9/11 and Columbine have been analyzed by hoaxers after 2012, so why not when they happened? I’ve yet to think up any way as to how this drastic and sudden spike in hoax-related theories and search terms could have been an emergent or natural pattern or trend – the growth of the internet in general and the “viral news” aspect of social media whereby people more or less shop for the most absurd and sensational headlines and the consequent devolution of conspiracy analysis in general has enabled it and can likely explain some of it, but not nearly all of it. I very strongly suggest that this false hoax narrative began being deliberately introduced somewhere around Aurora and Sandy Hook (likely between the two of them).
The overall point is that disinformation campaigns (likely carried out by disparate parties, not necessarily one group or organization) and viral media, which, in my opinion have spawned and legitimized the staged hoax theories, have opened the floodgates for sheer absurdism and given any idiot with a YouTube channel or Twitter account carte blanche to spew any ludicrous theory or conjure up any set of meaningless coincidences they please without being rightly ridiculed. They have sufficiently muddied the water so that every time any anomalies or ostensible cover-ups are discovered in relation to these massacres that are bolstered in the press, everyone jumps to the conclusion that the event “didn’t happen” because that notion has been maliciously inserted into the discourse.
This trend of absurdist disinformation of course includes the new (or, more accurately renewed) trend of legions of so-called “independent researchers” and “internet sleuths” contriving ludicrous pedophile and child trafficking ring conspiracy theories and “solving puzzles” based on vague passages from emails, poems supposedly encoded into the titles of YouTube videos with ROT-13 algorithms, numerology, entirely made up out of whole cloth “cheese pizza hazelnut handkerchief” code languages, comments on Instagram posts, Google maps results, supposed Masonic occult symbolism, etc. These really aren’t even theories because they aren’t attempting to explain or predict anything, they are just contrivances spun entirely out of weak coincidences and loose connections whose conclusions are arbitrarily arrived at. These are the real hoaxes and shams that take one or two disinformation artists or political operatives to conjure up and let loose, not mass shootings and bombings that are impossible to fake. Truly, the absurdist hoaxer flat earth pizza/pedogate segment is a plague upon not only conspiracy analysis but the internet as well as real victims of shootings and bombings.
Simply put, avoid 4chan, 8chan, Voat, Reddit, Crowdsourcing the Truth and all these other ridiculous message boards and forums infested with clickbait peddlers and disinformation experts where fruitless rabbitholes and puzzleholes are spawned which serve only to distract from real conspiracy.
The next installation in this series will be on the mother of all hoaxer events, Sandy Hook.
Google Trends indexes (you can go to Google Trends and download the Excel file for any of these to check these results):
‘Crisis Actor’ May 2006-November 2012 (Before Sandy Hook/before Obama 2nd term): – Average index: 3.99
‘Crisis Actor’ December 2012-present (after Sandy Hook/after Obama 2nd term): – Average index: 20.39
The unraveling of two of the most influential figures at Fox News, Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, has shed much light on the internal workings of the company. While nearly all attention has been focused on Bill O’Reilly’s bizarre behavior and his seeming complete and utter inability to control himself around female coworkers, much more interesting revelations have come out in relation to Fox News’ intelligence operations as well as further confirmation of its political weight. For decades, Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes – both very politically connected – have covertly operated a compartmented section of Fox News/News Corp. involved in spying, computer hacking/electronic surveillance, blackmail, smears, bribery, intimidation, harassment, etc. that works very much like an intelligence agency or even a sophisticated organized crime syndicate.
However, before diving into the particulars of Fox News’ sordid black bag operations, it is important to lay the groundwork for behavior like this at Fox and briefly surmise its history of conniving and consorting with the highest levels of government. According to declassified US government documents obtained by award winning journalist Robert Parry, while Rupert Murdoch was still an Australian citizen and his media empire was relatively small and largely confined to the New York Post in the United States, he was recruited into a Reagan-era early ’80s “perception management” (i.e. propaganda) campaign spearheaded by then-CIA director William Casey and CIA operative Walter Raymond Jr. that aimed to bolster Reagan foreign policy and combat “anti-Americanism” indirectly through private entities, such as Murdoch’s newspapers. Murdoch, likely picked by the Reagan CIA because of his vehement support for Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom, began advancing hard-right politics in the US as opposed to just in the UK and Australia. Additional participants included Charles Wick, director of the now defunct US Information Agency (the propaganda house behind Voice of America and Radio Free Europe), Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire heir to the Mellon family fortune who dedicated his life to financing right-wing counter-establishment media and Roy Cohn, a powerful political fixer and lawyer who was intimately connected to the CIA, ran pedophilic blackmail rings and mentored, advised and ran interference for none other than Donald Trump right up until his death in 1986.
Like many who cooperate with the American intelligence community early in their career, Murdoch acquired tremendous power and influence of his own as Fox News emerged as the sole voice of the hard-right on cable television and as his media empire continued to grow in the UK, where prime ministers still to this day rely heavily upon positive coverage from Murdoch’s numerous newspapers to win elections, which has prompted Murdoch to be labeled the “kingmaker” of the UK and the most powerful media executive in the world. His close relationship with former British PM Tony Blair has perhaps been the most closely scrutinized, particularly in regards to his convincing of Blair to back Bush II’s War in Iraq. Murdoch has met former PM David Cameron secretly on many occasions. Most recently, he has met with current PM Theresa May, who was a favorite of Murdoch’s Sun newspaper. Murdoch’s stranglehold on such a large portion of the British media puts him in a position such that any aspiring national-level British politician grovel to him and his empire.
In the US, Murdoch was essentially guaranteed a spot at the table given his ties with both the Clintons and Donald Trump, having cultivated a relationship with all of them. However, his history far predates the 2016 election. The New York Post’s endorsement of Ed Koch (a close friend of Trump’s) in 1978 – a decision Murdoch made at the very last moment – ensured his mayoralty (this perhaps marked the beginning of his role as a powerbroker in the United States). After Trump won the GOP nomination, Murdoch conducted a two day meeting with Trump at one of his golf courses in a time during which almost any other presidential candidate would be totally occupied campaigning. Murdoch’s tabloid, the New York Post, was instrumental in “making” Donald Trump through showering him with publicity when he was otherwise relatively obscure. It should be no surprise then that Murdoch has tremendous access to the president today, discussing “strategy” with the Trump weekly.
“I would actually sit there where (Roy Cohn) would have a (New York Post) reporter on the phone, and he would be dictating the story, dictating word for word: ‘Donald Trump made a billion-dollar deal with the Saudis today, period, paragraph.’ You know, it was extraordinary.” – Roger Stone
Murdoch’s long-time former deputy, Roger Ailes, who resigned as CEO of Fox News in 2016, is not without political consequence either, having served as a highly influential media consultant to Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bush I & II, Rudy Giuliani, and most recently, Donald Trump, who Ailes helped break into politics by giving him a call-in segment on Fox & Friends and has been closely advising since before Trump even declared his candidacy. Ailes and Trump are so close in fact that Ailes had Trump conduct severance negotiations with a former Fox PR executive, Brian Lewis, who was accused by Ailes of having been a source for an unauthorized biography of his. Along with Lee Atwater, Ailes was at the forefront of engineering the GOP’s virulently aggressive media strategy and pioneering television as a medium for propaganda from the Nixon years onward (this strategy would later be implemented at Fox News, founded in 1996). He was also reportedly behind a push to run David Petraeus for president in 2012 and suggested to George W. Bush ways to handle the fallout from 9/11 in the media.
The hub of Fox’s intelligence network was the so-called ‘Black Room’, which was directed almost exclusively by Ailes and those loyal to him, although Rupert Murdoch surely knew of the operation and tacitly endorsed it. Through this ‘Black Room’, Roger Ailes employed private detectives, political/public relations consultants and operatives as well as computer hackers and electronic surveillance experts who reported solely to Ailes. The purpose of this legion of spies and PR mercenaries was to conduct harassment, intimidation and smear campaigns against anyone (including Fox employees) in opposition to Ailes and his agenda. This ‘black room’ revelation shouldn’t be surprising given complaints from within Fox News of electronic surveillance, phone tapping, etc. Apparently, his spy ring also extends beyond the private sector. A leaked NYPD Intelligence Division memo obtained by Morning Media revealed that the NYPD conducted counter-surveillance against some party on behalf of Ailes and that Ailes has a retired NYPD detective at his side at all times:
Name: Roger Ailes, President of Fox News Network
Residence: Cresskill New Jersey
Work: 1211 Ave of the Americas
Remarks: Request for counter surveillance from Threats Desk. Mr. Ailes employs a retired NYPD Detective as personal escort. He arrives via private Car and is dropped off daily in front of 1211 Ave of Americas daily between 7am and 9am. He is Escorted into building by his security and is met by building security.
At the request of Mr. Ailes his security is not to be notified. He is aware of the pending counter surveillance attempt. Lt. Chapman (917) xxx-xxxx will be notified of the times and dates before conducting counter surveillance.
Andrea Tantaros, a former Fox host, has lobbed a very credible accusation of phone and computer hacking against Roger Ailes, Bill Shine and Peter Snyder, who owns Disruptor Capital, a venture capital firm based in Northern Virginia (flags should already be going off) that invests in “disruptive technologies.” Shine and Snyder allegedly used an army of Twitter bots to harass and smear Tantaros and someone somewhere hacked Tantaros’ phone and computer, as unique malware was recovered from her electronic devices. Perhaps this lawsuit was the impetus for Bill Shine (and perhaps even Ailes) to resign from Fox, since surely Murdoch and friends don’t want a phone hacking scandal erupting in the United States and permanently damaging Fox News (as well as causing heads to roll in high level government positions) as occurred in the United Kingdom from the late ’90s all the way up until 2011 with an utterly massive scandal involving News Corp. British subsidiary, News of the World, a magazine that was more or less the British analog of the New York Post until its discontinuation in 2011 as a result of the scandal.
Employees of News of the World operated in a fashion reminiscent of intelligence agencies and apparently in a manner parallel to Fox News’ “black room” in the United States – bribing government and law enforcement officers, hacking, directing an extensive network of nasty, nefarious private detectives to spy on and intimidate seemingly almost anyone, etc. The network that News of the World ran had access to numerous confidential databases at telecommunications companies, banks, government agencies, and universities, had reliable informants in the highest levels of British government and law enforcement and managed to hack or illicitly obtain information (directly or indirectly) on members of the British royal family, politicians, celebrities, athletes, and various other subjects of British news coverage. Paul Stephenson, the former Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, was forced to step down over his ties to a newspaper editor accused of conspiring to hack cellphones. (Might an American hacking scandal implicate parts of the NYPD?)
As far as we know, this nexus of News Corp., Murdoch, Ailes and CIA-esque intelligence gathering and shady political maneuvering stems from Murdoch’s early partnership with the CIA/USIA/Reagan White House and Ailes’ role in spearheading the dissemination of propaganda through television. It is easy to get lost unraveling a given powerful individual’s history, but if you look hard enough, you eventually stumble upon a decisive event, involvement or connection from their past (and often family) that establishes a foundation for their ascension into the elite and explains their political clout. And that brings us to Tucker.
The Future of Fox
The most recent casualty of the barrage of scandals coming out of Fox News has been Bill Shine, a high ranking director. Bill O’Reilly, Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly’s departures have prompted an enormous shakeup in the network’s nightly lineup, and inconspicuous Tucker Carlson has emerged on top, at least for now. Certainly, Carlson’s meteoric rise out of relative obscurity on the back of anti-establishment backlash should be scrutinized. Perhaps the most crucial aspect of Carlson’s past is his seldom mentioned father, Dick Carlson, who was the associate director of the aforementioned US Information Agency as well as chairman of Voice of America, which put out pro-American propaganda in Eastern Europe and Asia during the Cold War. This is perhaps no surprise in the context of Rupert Murdoch’s involvement with the USIA and lifelong pro-American agitation.
After anchoring at CNN then MSNBC, Carlson became a contributor to Fox and later a full anchor. During his rise at Fox, Carlson simultaneously served as editor in chief of The Daily Caller, a trendy alternative right website that more or less echoed “anti-establishment” paladins Donald Trump and Ted Cruz that he founded with Neil Patel (a former policy advisor to none other than Dick Cheney) with funding from a GOP mega donor investment banker and friend of the Koch brothers, Foster Friess.
Although we don’t know how much longer this barrage of head rollings at Fox will continue, I most definitely think the shake up is about more than just sexual harassment allegations. Executives who would have had intimate knowledge of Ailes’ intelligence operation, such as Bill Shine, are being cut loose weekly. Another hacking scandal would surely be utterly devastating, if not lethal, for Fox and News Corp.
Recently, the right-wing media, from Infowars to Fox News, has been bandying the previously obscure term “deep state” about in reference to an alleged attempt within the executive bureaucracy and intelligence community to sabotage and undermine the Trump administration and its agenda. (This strategy, if it even exists, apparently isn’t working at all whatsoever since it hasn’t materially damaged Trump in any way and has only served to further rile up his already overwrought devotees.) Their gullible viewers have fully bought into the theater and truly believe that they’re peering into deep state machinations like out of a spy movie.
The media’s usage of the term “deep state” is almost always incorrect, since the deep state is framed by them as an exclusively “liberal” or (for the civic nationalist) “globalist” Obama holdover circle that exists almost entirely within the elected government’s bureaucracy and intelligence community. The reality is quite different – the real deep state is a multifaceted collage of interrelated cliques and factions (whose interests align more often than less) that interface and achieve their goals through insider corporations and financial institutions, the intelligence community/military, media, the scientific-academic establishment and non-governmental organizations/think tanks.
Political cartoonist Ben Garrison has even gone so far as to suggest that the deep state is (metaphorically) holding the American government (as a whole?) at knife-point:
Clearly the implication is that a government or nation nominally headed by the Trump clique (and presumably on the up and up given Garrison’s consistent slavish glorification of Trump) is being assaulted by a shadowy faction led by liberals and RINOs (very Reaganesque). This is simply bogus – there is substantial evidence to suggest that many components of the deep state (with which Trump has been adjoined his entire adult life) are bolstering Trump and that the media circus surrounding this apparently weak and ineffectual coup against him is merely a smokescreen orchestrated by various deep state elements to hide Trump’s insider credentials and establish him as a political outsider to the masses.
Firstly, it’s important to establish that this is simply a particularly sensational and dramatic iteration of the ages-old propaganda technique of framing your “side” or man as being in opposition to the establishment (typically represented by the incumbent administration’s party), which has been used recently by the Obama and Bill Clinton campaigns. Although Democrats can effectively deploy the technique, they simply cannot seem to match the Republicans’ mastery of the strategy. The Goldwater, Reagan and Trump campaigns have, with this propaganda strategy, stirred up populist fervor by engineering their candidate an anti-establishment almost messianic persona more effectively than any others in modern history. Surely, no one could play this role better than publicity craving life-long con-man and hustler Donald Trump.
The problem is that it’s virtually always a complete and utter sham. Barry Goldwater was (like Trump) bolstered in the media from day one and covertly supported by the right-wing/national security establishment anchored (at that time) by the American Security Council and John Birch Society, both of which were later credited with having been the driving force behind Reagan’s candidacy for president and, while in office, his foreign policy. Ross Perot and Bill Clinton were both shams. Perot, a consummate political insider and close friend of Oliver North’s exposed to some of the US government’s darkest secrets, was the beneficiary of favorable treatment from the media (at one point being allowed back onto the debate stage after dropping out of the 1992 race) and was neck deep in intelligence connections through his company Electronic Data Systems, which had lucrative government IT & management outsourcing contracts and typified CIA involvement in the Dallas business community. He was in fact so tied to intelligence that he was placed on Reagan’s Presidential Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (a group of civilian presidential appointees that advise the president on intelligence and covert operations matters) and regularly attended AFIO (Association of Former Intelligence Officers)/OSS Society meetings.
Bill Clinton, who informed on left-wing anti-war groups and spied in Eastern Europe for the CIA while at Oxford, was a purely engineered product whose political career was enabled and coaxed along by deep state billionaire Arkansas wheeler-dealer Jackson Stephens (among others, such as the Tyson family and the Dixie Mafia), who was seemingly involved in nearly every major conspiracy in the 80s and early 90s from BCCI to CIA drug running out of Mena, Arkansas to the PROMIS scandal. Nearer to Clinton’s ascendancy to the presidency, he was backed by same liberal Eastern Establishment Atlanticist clan (epitomized by the Trilateral Commission) that effectively ran the Carter administration.
Clinton (like nearly all presidents) spent the entirety of his presidency as a lapdog of the deep state interests that propelled him into the governorship of Arkansas then eventually the Oval Office and was largely confined to a merely ceremonial position by a wall of executive bureaucracy while he philandered around. Hillary was an immediate handler of Bill’s, but was not profoundly powerful as many on the alt-right (which was spun into a frenetic hysteria over Hillary that it’s barely gotten over by the CNP-crafted Trump media complex) would have you believe – she was really more of a trinket paraded around on national television to garner support for the Clintons from women more than anything else, much to her displeasure. Bill even reportedly remarked to senior White House reporter Sarah McClendon that “there’s a government inside the government, and I don’t control it.”
Barack Obama’s background is more well-hidden and obscure, but he almost certainly comes from an intelligence background. His supposed father was a pro-American anti-Communist agitator in Africa and essentially everyone on his mother’s side, including his mother herself and going all the way back to his maternal grandfather, appears to have worked with or for the CIA and/or military intelligence. Barack’s first job out of college was at a CIA-front import-export company in New York City called Business International.
Obama was, like Clinton and Carter, an asset of the Atlanticist clique, represented best by James Jones, Paul Volcker, Larry Summers, Susan Rice and Obama’s unofficial (yet reportedly most important) foreign policy advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski. According to John Taylor Gatto, an expert on elite educational institutions in the United States, Barack Obama displays highly sophisticated speech patterns (use of cadence, meter, etc.) and a uniquely subtle, suave, sophisticated and some would say inscrutable manner about him reminiscent of intelligence operatives and those who have received extremely rare esoteric speech and behavior training.
Trump, with a laundry list of “deep state” connections a mile long, is no different than any of the aforementioned, at least to anyone familiar with his unwashed history. Friedrich Trump, Trump’s grandfather, immigrated to the US from Germany and made his fortune operating brothels and opium dens in Seattle and British Columbia during the west’s mineral rush, after which he began buying up property in Queens. Donald’s father, Fred Trump, was not only a (corrupt and cronyistic) real estate developer, but was also at the center of the New York power-elite, having been a highly influential member of the Tammany Hall Democratic machine, Madison Democratic Club and Knights of the Round Table. Fred was also an enthusiastic donor to Jewish causes and worked in concert with fellow New York power broker and zoning lawyer Bunny Lindenbaum to subsidize the expansion of Judaism in Brooklyn and Queens through generous donations (typically in the form of land) to Jewish groups.
Fred’s network extended beyond Brooklyn, reaching clear up to the mayor of New York Abe Beame, Roy Cohn, Bunny Lindenbaum, legendary publicist Howard Rubenstein, assembly speaker Stanley Steingut, well-connected bureaucrat Mike Bailkin and various New York-area mafias. Fred utilized these extensive connections to procure preferable government treatment (mostly from the Federal Housing Authority) for himself and later Donald in the form of subsidies and lucrative no-bid contracts. Donald, after having been aided, underwritten and bailed out by his father innumerable times, mirrored Fred in his business dealings and political relations, except for the fact that Donald expanded into Manhattan and beyond whereas Fred refused to ever stray passed Brooklyn and Queens. Trump is as defined by his life-long connection to the same New York elite (Roy Cohn clique, NY politicians, Russian-Jewish and Italian mafias, CIA, international finance, etc.) his father broke into as he is by his career as a real estate developer. In fact, the two are inextricable. Throughout his life, Donald Trump has been bolstered, facilitated, bailed out and protected by higher ups, and this relationship has expressed itself in Trump’s business dealings, his miraculous ability to consistently skirt – and often times break – the law without consequence and his securing of incalculable amounts of free publicity from the media. Hidden behind the facade of the quintessential self-made man is someone who owes his success to the same elite he pretends to revile.
The Cohn Connection
Perhaps the most telling and important of Trump’s connections is his decades long affiliation and intimate friendship with his lawyer, advisor and mentor, Jewish pederast Roy Cohn, who instructed Trump to be aggressive and unrelenting in his dealings, secured Trump’s sister her judgeship and, most critically, was involved in brokering and running interference for many of Trump’s early Manhattan business and real estate deals, securing him critical tax abatements and zoning variances. Additionally, Cohn was involved in mediating a Reagan-era early 1980s “perception management” campaign spearheaded by William Casey that utilized Rupert Murdoch’s media assets to bolster Reagan’s foreign agenda. Cohn, like his protege, was also built up and granted passage into the American elite by king makers – his history intertwines with that of the Dulles brothers, J. Edgar Hoover and the early CIA. While working at the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan (a job he obtained through his father’s political connections), Cohn was tasked in part with investigating and collating evidence on Alger Hiss, a suspected communist spy in the State Department. Additionally, he was critical in obtaining the death penalty for the accused Soviet spies, Julius & Ethel Rosenberg.
Afterwards, was hired on as red-baiting senator Joseph McCarthy’s lead prosecutor and counsel on the recommendation of J. Edgar Hoover, a close associate of Cohn’s who was blackmailed later in life by James Jesus Angleton, Meyer Lansky and possibly Cohn himself with evidence of his homosexuality. Cohn was protected and facilitated by the Dulles brothers throughout his career and later became one of the most powerful political fixers and attorneys in New York as well as a central figure in the “lavender Mafia” – a secretive and closely knit group of closet homosexuals in the American political right, and in particular the Reagan administration.
[Cohn] assumed a role in Donald’s life far transcending that of a lawyer. He became Donald’s mentor, his constant adviser. – Wayne Barrett, Trump: The Deals and the Downfall
Cohn was highly placed in the right-wing political power structure as a point-man between Republican politicians and the intelligence community, having been one of the most powerful figures in the John Birch Society (whose spiritual successors were fully behind Trump from the beginning) and involved in advising Republican presidents (particularly Nixon), orchestrating right-wing media campaigns with the White House, European spy-hunting rings (which had among its ranks several former high-ranking Nazis), CIA-Mossad-British intelligence front company Permindex, Bronfman-Meyer Lansky front Lionel Trains, pedophilic intelligence blackmail rings and liaising with almost every major New York crime family of his time in.
Hanging on the wall in Cohn’s office was a photo of Trump, according to Gary Belis, the former director of public relations for Fortune magazine, and Trump had signed it. “To Roy,” he had written. “My greatest friend. Donald.” – Politico
It is well-known that Cohn was acquainted with pretty well near everyone in New York and Washington and in large part ran New York’s notoriously carnal and degenerate nightlife circuit (anchored by his club, Studio 54) for the better part of half a century. However, the true extent of his abasement and treachery is more well hidden. Probably the darkest and most diabolical part of Cohn’s history was his orchestration of pedophilic blackmail rings in league with American intelligence (under the guise of fighting communism). Cohn has connections to two infamous child sex rings – the DC callboy ring and Franklin scandal.
…According to the former head of the vice squad for one of America’s biggest cities, ‘Cohn’s job was to run the little boys. Say you had an admiral, a general, a congressman, who did not want to go along with the program. Cohn’s job was to set them up, then they would go along. Cohn told me that himself.'”
Cohn was a good friend of Craig Spence and together with top CIA and Army men, as well as politicians and businessmen, he once threw his birthday party at Spence’s house. Spence was later investigated for running a CIA-sanctioned homosexual and pedophile entrapment ring at his house with operations going straight up to the White House. 
(from left to right) Cohn aide David Schine, Joseph McCarthy & Roy Cohn (photo credit: ISGP)
Cohn reportedly used the famous Plaza Hotel in Midtown Manhattan (eventually bought by Donald Trump, who may have been an involved party) as a staging location for blackmail/entrapment operations:
…When New York attorney John Klotz began to investigate Roy Cohn on behalf of a client…declassified New York government files and spadework by a private detective substantiated the allegation that there was indeed a ‘blue suite’ at the Plaza, Suite 233. ‘Roy Cohn was providing protection,’ Klotz discovered. ‘There were a bunch of pedophiles involved. That’s where Cohn got his power from—blackmail. 
To no one’s surprise, Cohn was wretched and depraved in his personal life as well. He was a prodigious consumer of illegal drugs and a rampaging sex-addicted homosexual pedophile who Wayne Barrett (who knew Cohn personally) described as a “chicken hawk after little boys”, “incandescent evil” and having given off a “Satanic feeling”. Descriptions of various aspects of his personal life and bizarre behaviors are literally blood curdling:
His [Roy Cohn’s] life was spent in a cocoon of filth and disrepair. “The expression used to describe Roy’s abodes time and time again was ‘shit house,’ ” writes von Hoffman. His bedroom was decorated with frogs: frog drawings, frog paintings, frog decals, frog patterns on sheets, on nightshirts, on wallpaper, froggies everywhere; it was a room “bulging with stuffed animals, in this enormous turn-of-the-century townhouse, the plaster cracking, the paint all but gone from the walls, leaks squirting, and drafts finding their way through the ill-attended cracks.”
His table manners were notoriously foul. He would eat from other people’s plates, using his fingers, dipping his fingers into their gravy. He craved sweets but feared getting fat, so, as one boyfriend recalled, “In these fancy restaurants he’d order the yummy desserts, eat them and then spit them out into a napkin.” 
Trump himself credits the warped Cohn with having been his foremost advisor (in other words, Cohn brought Trump to a higher political understanding, something that’s utterly crucial for anyone to succeed in high-level Manhattan business) in both his business and personal life. However, any remaining unpublished evidence of the full extent of his relationship with Roy Cohn was lost forever after the transcript of Trump’s testimony at Cohn’s disbarment hearing was lost in a sectional warehouse fire that occurred only a few months before Trump announced his candidacy.
Cohn Links Trump, Media
Cohn, like most other powerful lawyers, had preferred mouthpieces in the media through which he planted stories to serve him and his clients’ purposes. The most significant of those was the New York Post, Rupert Murdoch’s right-leaning tabloid newspaper which almost singlehandedly turned Donald Trump into a celebrity in the late ’70s and maintained his image as the symbol of wealth and grandeur throughout the ’80s and ’90s. Cohn would plant gushing, aggrandizing – as well as completely dishonest – articles in the New York Post about Trump. This kind of unashamed flack coverage was most definitely signed off on by the Post’s owner, Rupert Murdoch, himself a major power broker throughout the Anglosphere and United States and without a doubt the most powerful media executive in the world. Murdoch controls nearly half of the British and Australian medias and virtually all aspiring national British and Australians politicians require his affirmation and good graces lest they be torn apart by his influential network of newspapers and television holdings. (Murdoch has had a close relationship with Trump and speaks with him weekly about “strategy”).
“I would actually sit there where (Cohn) would have a (New York Post) reporter on the phone, and he would be dictating the story, dictating word for word: ‘Donald Trump made a billion-dollar deal with the Saudis today, period, paragraph.’ You know, it was extraordinary.” – Roger Stone
Comically uncritical coverage of Trump at Fox News shouldn’t be a surprise since it is also owned by Rupert Murdoch through News Corp. Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News, has been a media consultant to every Republican president since Nixon and was, along with Lee Atwater, one of the key architects of modern Republican media strategy and turned television into a political propaganda medium for the GOP. This was, quite literally, the model for Fox News, which Ailes would found with Rupert Murdoch in 1996. Contrary to the Twitter theater between Trump and Ailes that was played up in the media early in election season, the two have been close for decades. Ailes was, in fact, the figure responsible for thrusting Trump into politics by giving him a daily call-in segment on Fox & Friends and has been a close advisor of his ever since. So, if Trump was this “political outsider” detested by the GOP establishment, why the decades long mutually beneficial relationship with Murdoch and Ailes, two of the most powerful and storied Republicans in modern American history?
The Trump Intelligence Agency (TIA)
As has been reported extensively by Buzzfeed and WaPo, Donald Trump appears to have a penchant for covert surveillance, which squares with his history of intrigue with blackmail and association with people like Roy Cohn, both of which are very important threads throughout his life and enabled his meteoric rise in the Manhattan business community. Mar-A-Lago, Trump’s resort in South Florida, had (and likely still has) taps on every phone line, which allowed Trump and his security staff to listen into all phone calls made by staff and many phone calls made by guests. The implications of this are quite startling when you consider the fact that Mar-A-Lago is a major destination for informal business meetings and is frequented by powerful businessmen, lawyers, politicians, etc. His golf courses and other country clubs serve a similar purpose and also feature surveillance capabilities, which, according to sources familiar with the golf course and security businesses, are excessive, intrusive and not at all typical of an average golf course. Additionally, Trump owns a little-known, nondescript and utterly uncharateristic two-story middle class home in Sterling, Virginia adjacent to his golf course serving the D.C. metro area. The home is riddled with hidden surveillance equipment – low-profile cameras that look like smoke detectors, embedded microphones, etc. – monitored remotely by his security team in New York, and, according to those familiar with the goings on at the home, is frequented by politicians, who are given “safe haven” at the house. Not surprisingly, a covert surveillance system for eavesdropping on business meetings held out of Trump Tower was installed on the 26th floor of the tower for Trump according to a 1993 biography on Trump, ‘Lost Tycoon’. Executives working out of Trump Tower and Trump-owned casinos warned colleagues that phone calls and in-person conversations were likely being eavesdropped upon. In all likelihood, Trump acquired this behavior from Roy Cohn, who, according to his former switchboard operator and courier, had similar surveillance systems installed at his offices and tacitly allowed the courier to listen into his conversations. (Interestingly enough, Christine Seymour, Cohn’s former courier, noted that Cohn spoke, along with Trump, almost daily with former CIA director William Casey and Nancy Reagan.)
Certainly, this begs the question as to whether there were others besides Trump and his security staff listening in to conversations that took place in his properties. It wouldn’t too far a stretch to suggest the FBI as a party to this behavior given Trump’s history of cooperation with the FBI regarding potential mob activity around his Atlantic City casinos (which undoubtedly involved permitted FBI surveillance) and the unusual number of FBI arrests made out of Trump Tower. An FBI surveillance operation busted a gambling ring headed up by the Russian mafia that operated out of a suite in Trump Tower and seperately led to the arrest of a Brazilian FIFA official who had accepted bribes. Perhaps it’s not merely a coincidence then that Trump’s many sloppy and cavalier business and financial dealings and questionable personal ties have never been scrutinized and pressured by the FBI.
The Trump-CIA-Mossad-Mafia nexus
It is popularly know even among mainstream politicos that Donald Trump has conducted extensive business with “the mafia.” However, the mob isn’t even the half of the story – everywhere the mob appears in Trump’s past (which has usually been in the form of the international Jewish criminal syndicate), the intelligence community and international criminal right-wing Zionism are at its hip. In fact, Trump’s entire career in real estate has been framed by his connection to the John Birch-Cohn clique which would eventually die off, but not before birthing the neoconservative establishment of today (a la James Woolsey, Richard Perle, PNAC etc.). Perhaps no business of Trump’s exemplifies the kind of operations he’s involved with and people he runs with than Resorts International, a CIA-Mossad backed casino holding company Trump had a significant ownership stake in and for whom Trump served as little more than a colorful front man.
Resorts International originated as a CIA front company masquerading as a legitimate paint store chain whose purpose was almost exclusively to launder money for American and Israeli intelligence with the help of mafias mostly affiliated with legendary money launderer and Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky. Later, the company was spun-off into Resorts International as its primary business became the ownership and operation of casinos and resorts used to launder money for deniable CIA & Mossad operations. Among its financial backers were Meyer Lansky, the CIA and military connected Mellons, David Rockefeller, Switzerland-based Mossad money launderer Tibor Rosenbaum and the Rothschilds. In the late ’80s, Trump took over as the titular head of the company after previous frontman James Crosby’s passing.
Other interesting dealings of Trump’s are his casino/resort development deals with various mafia figures (most notably the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino and Taj Mahal, both of which were involved with money laundering and purchased from associates of Meyer Lansky) and acquisition of the Trump Building in Lower Manhattan whereby he purchased the building at a discount as a result of the fact that it was in limbo – the Trump Building was secretly owned through a front by Ferdinand Marcos, whose assets had been frozen (coincidentally enough, Paul Manafort was an advisor of Marcos’).
The 1970s saw the reduction of all major established East Coast crime families (primarily Italian) to nothing, which cleared the path for the monopolization of organized crime by the Russian-Jewish mafia in the late ’70s through the ’80s. Interestingly enough, Rudy Giuliani, a life long confidant of Trump’s, was instrumental in taking down several Italian New York and Philadelphia crime families, thus (apparently intentionally) leaving a vacuum for the already formidable existing Russian-Jewish criminal elements.
As the Russian mafia rose to prominence in the ’80s, Trump’s personal and business associations in the criminal world adjusted accordingly, hence his later affiliation with seemingly every Russian of any relevance at all (most of them are Jewish as well) – Israeli citizen, Alfa Group oligarch and CFR member Mikhail Fridman, CIA-MI6-KGB cavorting oligarch Roman Abramovich (who fingered Putin, put him into power and remains his closest confidante to this day), corrupt fertilizer billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, CIA-compromised mobster Felix Sater (who is a senior advisor to Trump and maintains an office in Trump Tower, where his employer Bayrock Group is based), KGB-connected Tamir Sapir (also part of the Bayrock Group) and Ukrainian born Israeli citizen and Giuliani-backing “businessman” Sam Kislin, among plenty others. A Russian gambling ring headed up by mobsters Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov and Vadim Trincher operated out of Trump Tower in New York for years. So not only does Trump have numerous connections to the Pilgrims Society/Anglo-American establishment and Russian-Jewish elements in the US, but also to many of the oligarchs who constitute the covert underground KGB-successor government that survived the break-up of the USSR, enriched themselves during the period in which government assets were privatized after the fall of the Soviet Union and control Russia from behind the scenes to this day. None of this should be surprising given the fact that the U.S. real estate market (Manhattan’s in particular) benefited greatly from the vastly increased capital inflows into the U.S. from the former Soviet Union after its collapse.
Of course, Trump’s association with questionable Jewish figures doesn’t stop with Russian oligarchs and mobsters. Trump (like his father) has a long history of generously donating to Jewish causes, which has apparently been reciprocated judging by the number of prominent Jewish multi millionaires and billionaires (such as Sheldon Adelson, Steve Wynn, Carl Icahn, etc.) that donated to his campaign in both the primary and general election. His daughter, Ivanka, converted to Judaism after marrying real estate heir Jared Kushner, himself the son of the Clinton-backing real estate swindler (redundant?), convicted felon and Zionist Charles Kushner who financially supported many of Benjamin Netanyahu’s election campaigns and even hosted the Israeli prime minister in his own home in New Jersey when Netanyahu visited the US. (Most of his other children are married to Jews as well.)
Kushner, who’s been advised and mentored by both Rupert Murdoch and Henry Kissinger, is reportedly Trump’s most effective handler in addition to being an unofficial ambassador and go-between for his clueless, unrefined father-in-law, especially in regards to Middle Eastern and Israeli affairs, having brokered Trump’s pre-inaugural sit-down with Benjamin Netanyahu. Kushner was involved in orchestrating the behind-the-scenes digital marketing campaign (with lots of help from Peter Thiel and Cambridge Analytica – more on them later) that purportedly helped seize Trump the election. Zionist Michael Glassner, formerly a high-level director at AIPAC (a central part of the Israel lobby) and engineer of the deal that gave the lease of the World Trade Center to Larry Silverstein, was a deputy campaign manager and advisor of Trump’s. Glassner has a long history of “handling” high profile Republican politicians such as Bob Dole, Sarah Palin and George W. Bush during election season.
Update: According to a bombshell report from Politico, Trump, Putin, Kushner, Abramovich, Sater/Arif/Sapir/Bayrock Group and yet another Russian-Israeli oligarch with close ties to Putin and Trump, Lev Leviev are all connected (and likely interface) through an international Hasidic Jewish cult-like organization called Chabad-Lubavitch initially cultivated by Putin in the late ’90s through his installation of a Chabad leader as the head of the Russian Jewish Congress. Trump has conducted business with and has personal ties with many prominent members of Chabad. Chabad has a presence in the most obscure corners of the world, is apparently rather loose about its members’ adherence to Hasidic Jewish principles and several well-known members of Chabad have known links to the KGB/Russian intelligence. Reads to me like a front for Russian-Israeli intelligence. This is a developing story.
Dirty Money, Drugs & Illicit Sex
Three of Trump’s more explicit ties to drug running and money laundering (favorite pastimes of the CIA and Mossad) specifically lie in Joseph Weichselbaum, Tevfik Arif and Adnan Khashoggi. Weichselbaum was a thrice-convicted felon and cocaine trafficker who managed the company (owned by Weichselbaum’s brother) that operated and maintained helicopters flying high-rollers to Trump’s casinos in Atlantic City. As Weichselbaum was facing yet another drug conviction, Trump vouched for him in court, asserting he was an upstanding citizen, which was a bizarre move for a casino mogul since any association with felons could have put Trump’s New Jersey casino license in jeopardy. Despite this, Trump continued to associate with Weichselbaum (as well many others involved with the mafia in Atlantic City, particularly Nicky Scarfo) and even went as far to give him an apartment in one of Trump’s Manhattan properties to live in after he was released from prison. Trump’s casino license was never revoked despite his blatant violations of New Jersey law regarding casino operators, but this isn’t surprising given the fact that Trump’s casino license was, in an unprecedented fashion, granted immediately without any vetting and apparently protected by behind the scenes players (much like Trump has been his entire life).
Tevfik Arif, born in what is now Kazakhstan and brought up in the USSR, is the founder and chair of real estate development firm Bayrock Group, which co-developed the Trump SoHo and Trump International Hotel & Tower in both Fort Lauderdale and Phoenix and now has its headquarters in Trump Tower. Arif and Bayrock may also be connected to the Gulen movement in Turkey. In 2010, Arif was arrested in Turkey on suspicion of running a human trafficking and prostitution ring involving many high-level Russian, Eastern European, Turkish and Middle Eastern politicians and businessmen (not too dissimilar from Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex ring, which will be discussed later). In 2012, Arif was acquitted on all charges, which is odd because several Turkish newspapers were able to obtain undeniable proof of Arif’s guilt.
Adnan Khashoggi, probably the most storied globe-trotting high-powered CIA-Mossad collaborating arms/drugs trafficker, money launderer and false-flag facilitator in history (connected to Iran Contra and 9/11), has been uncovered by investigative journalist Daniel Hopsicker as an associate of Donald Trump’s whose relation goes far deeper than just having his famed yacht eventually bought by Trump. According to Hopsicker, an informed source of his in Palm Beach has information that Trump gave Khashoggi (who attended his wedding to Marla Maples) shelter from INTERPOL at Mar-A-Lago while Khashoggi was under indictment for defrauding a large Thai bank. Khashoggi has throughout his life been intimately involved with the Cohn-Nixon-Reagan-North-John Birch-CNP clique of “national security” boosters towering behind the artifice that is Donald Trump.
Of course, any discussion of Trump’s sordid past would be remiss without mention of Jeffrey Epstein, who orchestrated (or, perhaps just managed) a massive pedophilic blackmail ring stretching from the Virgin Islands to Palm Beach to Manhattan that entangled everyone from Trump to Bill Clinton to Ehud Barak to Courtney Love (yes, that Courtney Love). Epstein and his various manipulative female deputies procured underage girls from around the world primarily through modeling agencies (an industry Trump has been involved with – his modeling agency recruits girls as young as 14) and enticements of careers in acting, modeling and fashion. Epstein’s chief aide and most effective procurer was Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of Mossad asset, publishing baron and parliamentarian Robert Maxwell. Ghislaine was responsible for recruiting Virginia Roberts into Epstein’s operation while Roberts was a towel girl at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago.
Epstein’s homes in Palm Beach and New York contained elaborate covert surveillance systems – hidden CCTV cameras, taps on all landlines within the homes, sophisticated computer network monitoring and high-end security suites installed on all computers, etc. According to the testimony of Larry Visoski, Epstein’s pilot, a dedicated technician who flew in from New Albany, Ohio maintained all surveillance equipment and handled any recorded footage from CCTV cameras. New Albany, a relatively small town outside Columbus, Ohio, happens to be Les Wexner’s residence and is sometimes referred to as ‘Wexley’ after Wexner’s massive Georgian estate. Wexner, another GOP-aligned Russian-Jewish Israel booster and mega-donor, is the long-serving chair and CEO of apparel conglomerate L Brands and was Jeffrey Epstein’s mentor and beneficiary. Epstein’s New York apartment was owned by Wexner and it appears that Wexner was in control of the blackmail material collected at Epstein’s residences, suggesting that Epstein was merely a front for a Wexner-orchestrated blackmail operation, which likely involved American and Israeli intelligence.
Certainly one would imagine that, given Trump’s involvement with Epstein (and Roy Cohn), he’s likely sexually compromised and blackmailed. Although the alt-right and Trump supporters dismiss the possibility that Trump was involved in Epstein’s child sex ring out of hand, there is much evidence to suggest that he was. The most crucial piece of evidence in favor of this is the fact that Trump’s name was circled by Epstein’s Palm Beach butler in Epstein’s contact book as a material witness to or someone directly involved with pedophilia. Trump’s entry in the contact book has probably nearly every phone number of his and his associates at the time listed, meaning Epstein and Trump were likely very close. Mark Epstein, Jeffrey Epstein’s brother, testified to as much (and also exposed the fact that Donald flew on Epstein’s private jet, which was referred to as the “Lolita Express” by Epstein and his sleazy friends).
A lawsuit brought forth by Katie Johnson alleges that in 1994 she was violently raped by Donald Trump (and death-threated afterwards) when she was 13 years old at a party of Epstein’s in New York. Johnson was seeking a career in modeling at the time and was lured into Epstein’s scene with promises of an avenue into modeling and admission to the Fashion Institute of Technology. Most lambasted the lawsuit as a pathetic partisan attempt to cast aspersion on Donald Trump, which could very well be true given the involvement of former Jerry Springer producer Norm Ludlow (who has a history of peddling dubious stories about celebrities) and anti-Trump conservative agitator Steven Baer in bringing the case to the media. Despite this, many aspects of the claims in the lawsuit comport with known details of Epstein’s operation (and with Donald Trump’s germophobia) and Johnson’s witness, ‘Tiffany Doe’ (an anonymous name), who was a procurer of Epstein’s, corroborated the story.
After the lawsuit was dropped by Johnson because she allegedly started receiving veritable threats on her life, the notoriously imprecise right-leaning British newspaper/gossip rag Daily Mail published an article (whose only source was conveniently anonymous) asserting that Johnson ‘made it all up’ with virtually no evidence to back up the claim. This, along with the revelation that Johnson had drug problems, put the final nails in the story’s coffin.
However, keep in mind that while this lawsuit and its flaky accuser have issues, it’s ultimately credible because of 1) the inclusion of a witness who accurately describes Epstein and his methods and 2) the fact that the accusation fits with Trump’s pattern of sexual behavior. Notwithstanding Trump’s association with not a few lecherous and sexually depraved people (many of them known to be blackmailers), he’s also been accused of rape several times before (the first and most famous accusation originating from his first wife, Ivana, who conveniently recanted the claim a little over a month after Trump declared his candidacy) and has made lewd and inappropriate comments about underage females, some of them even directed towards his own daughter.
On a related note, Elaine Chao (Trump secretary of transportation), her family and her husband Mitch McConnell appear to be connected to drug trafficking through Chao’s family’s shipping company, despite their pristine public image.
The Deep State & the Election
What’s most interesting about Donald Trump is that he is right at the confluence of two major deep state clans – the radical American right-wing national security establishment epitomized by the secretive John Birch Society scion the Council for National Policy (this circle, along with Israel, is primarily responsible for the Trump media complex)
and the multinational Jewish-Israeli crime syndicate. These two factions have been closely aligned with each other for ages and are heavily represented in the American intelligence community.
Speaking of politically connected corporations, electronic voting machine manufacturers tend to be connected to the Republican Party and the defense establishment. This was popularly known among many after the Bush-Gore vote count fiasco, but apparently slipped the collective conscious after a torrent of mostly phony stories about George Soros and Clinton-connected voting machine companies began being pushed by various alternative media outlets and Fox News.
Diebold, despite the fact that it no longer exists in a voting machine manufacturing capacity (its electronic voting business was sold to ES&S in 2007), is probably the most well-known company that has manufactured voting machines. It was an insider corporation before it began making voting machines and remains one to this day – it originated as a bank vault and physical security system firm which became a major defense contractor before turning to banking automation technology. Today, it is by far the largest ATM manufacturer and among the largest financial/commercial and transaction processing software and systems analysis companies in the world (although it’s not widely advertised, a large part of what Diebold does is very similar to what P-Tech of 9/11 fame did).
An exposition of Diebold voting machine involvement in the 2000 and 2004 Florida and Ohio vote counts and technical breakdown of how those may have happened are beyond the scope of this post, but you can read more about it here and here. Diebold’s former long-time chair and CEO, Walden O’Dell, was a major GOP donor and pledged to the 2004 Bush reelection committee that he was committed to “helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President.”
The largest electronic voting machine manufacturer with over 60% of the American market share is ES&S, based out of unassuming Omaha, Nebraska. The company cemented its leading position in the industry while headed by GOP donor and investment banker Chuck Hagel, who would be elected to the senate then appointed Secretary of Defense under Obama as well as appointed to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
Hart InterCivic, one of the few remaining large voting machine companies, is owned by Bain Consulting Group alumnus and Romney friends from the GOP-boosting and intelligence connected renegade private equity firm, Texas Pacific Capital.
This of course raises the possibility that electronic vote and election fraud were responsible for Trump’s miraculous win in November of last year. This possibility certainly shouldn’t be dismissed. In 23 out of 28 states that conducted exit polls, the discrepancies between said exit polls and the vote count favored Trump while only 5 favored Clinton, which is suspicious enough on its own. Additionally, in 13 of those 23 states, the discrepancy between the vote count and exit polls exceeded the margin of error of the state’s exit polls, which on this scale is simply unprecedented in US electoral history. In 4 key battleground states which Trump won – Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (all of which rely heavily on computerized voting systems and which electronically tabulate their final vote count) – there were major discrepancies between the exit polls and vote counts, and only Florida’s discrepancy was less than its exit poll’s margin of error.
Certainly, not all indications of deep state backing of nominal outsider Trump are rooted in obscure history – many involve people and organizations very much alive and well today. The most visible is Roger Stone, a GOP political operative and provocateur who was introduced to Donald Trump by Roy Cohn (and along with Trump was likely involved in Cohn’s sexual blackmail ring) and served as a consultant to the Trump presidential campaign (even after he officially left the campaign).
Stone, currently at the ripe age of 64, got his start working for Nixon’s re-election committee, CREEP as a mere teenager. Right off the bat he proved his worth as a black bag operative by 1) donating funds that he made appear to be from the Young Socialist Alliance under a fake name to Nixon’s GOP rival Pete McCloskey then leaking the receipt to a New Hampshire newspaper and 2) getting a spy loyal to the Nixon campaign hired as Hubert Humphrey’s driver. Officially, Stone was a scheduler with the Nixon campaign, but according to Stone “by night, I was trafficking in the black arts. Nixon’s people were obsessed with intelligence.”
After Nixon’s departure from the White House and flight back to Southern California, Stone remained loyal to him and served as his “man in Washington” according to Stone, who even has a life-sized tattoo of ever so anti-establishment Richard Nixon on his back. He then worked on Reagan’s 1980 campaign, where he was introduced to Reagan advisor and loyalist Roy Cohn. According to Stone (who has a tendency to flaunt his filthy maneuverings to interested parties), Roy Cohn gave him a briefcase containing blackmail material (and possibly bribes) for him to deliver to lawyers for New York’s Liberal Party in order to get John B. Anderson the nomination for the Liberal Party, something that would fracture the opposition to Reagan in the state.
After Reagan’s win in 1980, Stone co-founded political consulting firm Black, Manafort & Stone (the ‘Manafort’ in the name referencing Paul Manafort, another Cohn affiliate introduced to Trump by Cohn) and went on to pull a diversity of dirty tricks for the the Bush I & II, Bob Dole and Arlen Specter campaigns. He aided Bush I’s campaign by having putatively anti-Bush “political outsider” Donald Trump join the race as a Reform Party candidate in order to sabotage Pat Buchanan’s candidacy and helped Bush II’s first campaign by helping to initiate the Brooks Brothers riot that put a stop to the Miami-Dade County vote recount – this provides a little context for Stone’s counterfeit opposition to the Bush family. Throughout this time, Stone also acted as a lobbyist for Donald Trump’s business interests and as a close advisor of his. Stone has also dabbled in Democratic political maneuvering as well, at one point directing FBI informant Al Sharpton to join the race for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination in an attempt to undermine Al Gore and set Sharpton up as a punching bag for the conservative wing of the media.
Today, he is most well-known for his capacity with Israel and CIA connected alternative media figure and pro-Trump hack Alex Jones. Stone seems to set Jones’s agenda (with Jones serving as more or less a mouthpiece) and regularly makes appearances on his show, which has proven to be an incredibly effective outlet for Roger’s baseless claims and blatant disinformation intended to send the conspiracy-aware down fruitless rabbitholes (probably the most famous claim of his being the allegation that former Clinton aide Huma Abedin is a covert radical Islamist). However, his ties to the alternative media run far deeper than just Jones. Stone himself admitted that he has a back-channel line of communication with Julian Assange/Wikileaks, which is a likely intelligence front. Wikileaks has served as a potent vehicle for propaganda advantageous to Donald Trump cleverly framed as “leaked” emails and documents. The leaks may or may not be legitimate – some of the emails have allegedly been verified via authentication of cryptographic signatures attached to all emails, but with Wikileak’s intelligence connections and background, it (or, more likely, whoever leaked the emails to them in the first place) could very well have knowledge of various proprietary cryptographic hash functions, meaning they could’ve effectively ‘forged’ authentication signatures across many email clients.
Wikileaks’ most notable releases have been:
The Podesta emails, which sparked the bogus Pizzagate alt-right fever dream which I imagine most are familiar with. Roger Stone probably had prior knowledge that Podesta’s emails would be leaked and may have even been involved in crafting the absurd baseless pizzagate fable (which was expanded upon by legions of 4chan and Reddit “investigators” who rely heavily upon photo analysis, which is about as sound as crime lab hair follicle analysis (in other words, not sound at all).
The DNC emails, which attempted to establish that there was high-level collusion between the media and the Clinton campaign/DNC. While a few of the emails do indicate as much, the claims are exaggerated and Wikileaks and its wide-eyed followers of course fails to acknowledge that there was collusion between the media and Trump as well. At CNN, staffers complain of Jeff Zucker (Trump’s self-described friend and “personal booker“) and his insistence on constantly covering Trump. Zucker previously worked with Trump at MSNBC on The Apprentice and enjoyed a special relationship with him all throughout the election season which he used to turn CNN’s deteriorating ratings and viewership numbers around. Over at MSNBC, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski (both of whom have communed with Trump at Mar-A-Lago) and their producers allow Donald Trump to personally dictate what they can and cannot ask him. The media gifted Trump full control of the news cycle, almost $2 billion in free advertising and massively disproportionate coverage compared to both rival GOP nomination contenders (even before he registered in the polls) and Clinton. On a related note, Roger Stone also likely had advance knowledge of the DNC leaks having privately communicated with DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 on multiple occasions.
The laughable ‘Vault 7’ supposed CIA document leak laying out a variety of “CIA” hacking tools. It is a classic limited hangout – all of the hacking techniques, exploits and vulnerabilities in Vault 7 have been known to cybersecurity experts for years prior and some of the content of the documents appears to have been lifted straight off of Reddit. For a real example expose of the American intelligence community’s mind blowing hacking capabilities, see Kaspersky Lab’s report on NSA computer firmware trojans.
**For a more detailed analysis of Roger Stone and pizzagate, see Fitzpatrick Informer’s excellent article on the two and their relation to each other
Bannon: Trump’s Deep State Handler
A common denominator among many surrounding Trump is membership with the Council for National Policy (CNP), an intensely secretive cabal of mostly neoconservatives from the national security/defense establishment and radical theocratic Christian right that dates back to the early Reagan years and serves as more or less a far-right analog to the liberal-centrist tending Council on Foreign Relations (which Trump and his network have a litany of connections to as well).
Before approaching Bannon, it’s important to establish the role of an influential faction of Reagan-era conservatives (most of whom are members of the CNP) led – at least publicly – by Trump advisor and former Reagan counselor and attorney general Edwin Meese. Meese, a long time national security establishment power player and behind the scenes political manipulator who was involved in Iran-Contra as well as the PROMIS/Inslaw scandal through his government IT systems consulting firm Hadron, founded the Reagan Alumni Advisory Council for Trump-Pence, which is composed of over 200 Reagan administration alumni. Among its ranks are pro-Trump CNN pundit Jeffrey Lord, “mega-lobbyist” Haley Barbour, elite GOP political consultant Ed Rollins, radical Christian Israel-booster Gary Bauer, and former Bush drug czar William Bennett. Meese’s Advisory Council promotes massive tax cuts and a rebirth of the Reagan administration’s “peace through strength” foreign policy.
However, the most interesting member of the advisory council is Frank Keating, former governor of Oklahoma and Reagan attorney general who got his start as an FBI special agent who made his career after making a number of high profile “terror-related” arrests. While in the Reagan White House, Keating oversaw the FBI, U.S. Marshalls, ATF, Customs Service, Secret Service and DEA. Keating was intimately involved in the Oklahoma City Bombing conspiracy, having been governor of Oklahoma at the time. His brother, Martin Keating, wrote a manuscript approximately four years before OKC called “The Final Jihad” which tells the story of a group of terrorists led by a Thomas McVey who conspire to bomb a federal building in Oklahoma City as well as scenarios eerily reminiscent of the TWA downing and WTC bombing of 1993.
Martin Keating is a master storyteller with unique access to government intelligence agencies and clandestine terrorist groups. His brother Frank Keating, currently governor of Oklahoma, is a former FBI agent and assistant secretary of the Treasury who supervised the Secret Service, U.S. Customs, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Keating’s uncle, Barney Martin was a career intelligence officer who headed the U.S. Navy’s worldwide foreign intelligence collection operations and counterintelligence activities.
Introduced to the intelligence community through generations of family involvement, Martin Keating knows intimate details of what the rest of us can only imagine. Armed with firsthand knowledge of explosives and of chemical and biological weapons, Keating accurately reveals what the highest government officials have known, feared, and covered up for much too long.
What is with all these conspiracy fixtures from the ’80s and ’90s reappearing after almost two decades of obscurity? Are we about to see a reemergence of mass-scale sophisticated false flag domestic terror (beyond the scattering of shootings that defined the Obama era) and Reagan-era unhinged renegade cowboy foreign policy?
New faces abound as well. First and foremost of CNP members (at least formally) in the Trump administration is none other than Stephen Bannon, Trump’s mysterious chief “strategist” and senior White House counselor, who along with Kelly Anne Conway has been a CNP member since at least 2014 according to a leaked membership directory. Bannon, who masquerades as a rabid anti-establishment marauder, has deep roots in the national security and financial establishments.
Bannon served in the Navy first as an engineer then navigator on the destroyer Paul F. Foster for around three years and became an officer in only half a year, an extremely rare feat. While attending the preeminent spook university, Georgetown to obtain a degree in “national security studies”, Bannon worked in the Pentagon as “special assistant” to the Chief of Naval Operations during the Reagan administration. Bannon’s official role was coordinating communications between Naval officers in the Pentagon and writing analytical reports of the state of the Navy. However, the position of “special assistant” often also denotes someone who is an unaccountable deniable link in place to do dirty work. Bannon’s immediate boss in Naval Operations, Capt. J. Arnold, provides a rather peculiar description of Bannon’s role in the Pentagon:
“[Bannon] was a very good problem solver,” Arnold recently recalled. “When I had a problem that I needed help on, he was a good guy to go to. And he knew people in the Pentagon who knew the answers when I needed answers.
A friend of Bannon’s in Naval Operations said of Bannon that it was
…like he’s lobbying to become Chief of Naval Operations… He could sense what was going on behind the scenes.
Any further information on what Bannon did in the Navy is being withheld by the Navy, which cited “undisclosed issues with the service’s personnel archives” as the reason they couldn’t provide any other specifics as to what Bannon did while serving in the military. Clearly, this means that there’s something to hide – did he perhaps serve in Naval intelligence?
For his entire career in media, investment banking then into politics and eventually the White House he seemingly had no fixed address and was peripherally related to a few drug smuggling operations and stock fraud schemes through his ex-wife Diane Clohesy and a shady business associate of his, Anthony Badolato, who is, along with several other shadowy illicit businessmen and criminals, involved in the network of shell companies Bannon’s owned or been involved with.
After graduating from Harvard Business School, Bannon worked in Goldman Sach’s private equity division specializing in media mergers & buyouts then in Hollywood consulting on conservative documentaries and films, one of which was Peter Schweizer’s documentary, Clinton Cash which broke the Clinton Foundation story wide open. Schweizer, a fellow at the right-wing defense establishment hive Hoover Institute (intimately connected to the Stanford Research Institute and Bechtel dynasty), founded the Government Accountability Institute with funding from GOP kingmaker and mega-donor Robert Mercer and the Koch Foundation.
Bannon was a co-founder of Israel-tied Breitbart News along with Andrew Breitbart and Larry Solov and procured substantial funds for the website from the aforementioned Robert Mercer, who as a result is a partial owner of Breitbart. Mercer, a reticent hedge fund billionaire tied to the NSA through his mathematician business partner James Simon (who donates to Democrats “to hedge” – haha – against Mercer’s backing of Republicans), is among the many wealthy and powerful people supporting Trump both directly and indirectly through media outlets like Breitbart. Along with funding Breitbart, Mercer was by far the largest donor to the Trump campaign and the pro-Trump Make American Number 1 PAC. Mercer delegates much political maneuvering to his wife, Rebekah Mercer, who has about as much access to the president as her husband, having sat on Trump’s transition team.
What is it with the “anti-establishment” right and defense/intelligence-connected analytics companies?
Mercer’s “big data”/analytics firm, DoD contractor Cambridge Analytica was employed by the Cruz, Trump and pro-Brexit campaigns to conduct sophisticated psychometric research through mining voters’ social media and to manipulate public opinion and reportedly played a crucial role in the election of Donald Trump and the outcome of the Brexit referendum. Bannon, having been connected to the Mercers since his stint at the Government Accountability Institute, sits on its board. Its parent company, London-based SCL Communications, is a government contractor that carries out psychological warfare and “influence operations” in the UK.
Yet another connection of Bannon’s to shady analytic software companies appears in VizSense, a social media targeting/ad optimization company founded by former Navy SEAL and CIA-collaborator John Iadonisi. The company, based out of the (Michael) FlynnIntel Group’s former offices in Northern Virginia, was hired by Bannon to conduct “millennial engagement” via social media, specifically through producing videos. On VizSense’s website, it claims to “weaponize your brand’s influence through military-grade influencer marketing and intelligence services.” Interesting choice of words in ‘military-grade’ given Iadonisi’s military/intelligence background.
Peter Thiel, a German-born billionaire hedge fund owner, businessman and futurist was an early financial backer and public supporter of Trump along with Mercer. In addition to being a major financial backer and public supporter, he has been one of Donald’s closest advisors and was highly placed in Trump’s transition team. Thiel, who is now a member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee, got his start as a lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell (one of the most powerful law firms in the world) before co-founding PayPal, from which most of his fortune is derived. Thiel was one of the first investors in InQTel-backed Facebook and remains on its board to this day. InQTel (the CIA’s venture capital arm that seems to have had its tentacles in every major software/technology company at some point in their history) also invested heavily in Thiel’s big data/analytics company, Palantir Technologies (named after a fictional glass ball that “sees the future”), which derives almost all of its revenue from CIA, Department of Defense and law enforcement contracts, most of which involve data mining any resources Palantir can get its hands on for the purposes of “counter-terrorism” (code for foreign and domestic surveillance).
It also seems as though Thiel (and possibly Palantir, or an organization related to it) was involved with or at the very least was familiar with the internal workings of the Trump campaign’s analytics-driven digital media campaign given his highly specific and detailed knowledge of Jared Kushner’s role in managing it (curiously enough, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, also knew of Kushner’s involvement). According to a Forbes expose, the Trump digital campaign “delved into message tailoring, sentiment manipulation and machine learning” – machine learning (along with neural networking, “AI”, etc.) is essentially the crux of cutting edge data analytics, the type Thiel’s Palantir focuses on almost exclusively. Kushner, commenting upon his “secret data operation”, said “our best people were mostly the ones who volunteered for me pro bono. People from the business world, people from nontraditional backgrounds.” What “nontraditional background” means is anyone’s guess, but a good one would be a Palantir background given the fact that employees from Thiel’s software firms and venture capital fund had been seconded to work for the Trump campaign – did Peter Thiel effectively donate to the Trump campaign effort by having his employees work for the campaign pro bono? Certainly, his involvement would make sense, given the fact that he and Palantir have everything to gain from Trump and his administration’s advocacy for the vast expansion of the surveillance state both in scope and scale.
Deep State Administration
As is typical of those in close advisor and counselor positions in the White House, Bannon serves very much as Trump’s “eyes and ears” and handler – he controls the flow of information to the president and decides what’s important for him to know and what isn’t. In the case of Trump, it appears as though he’s essentially clueless as to what’s actually going on in the government – Bannon and White House staffers must make sure that the president only consumes media favorable to him lest he goes off the rails. It’s also quite clear that Bannon, “formerly” with Breitbart News manipulates the president by inserting inflammatory news stories sure to inflame Trump into his daily briefs – this is how the shaky and unproven assertion that the Obama administration surveilled his campaign reached Trump. (Certainly, if the Obama administration wanted to covertly spy on Trump’s campaign for political purposes, they wouldn’t do it through official channels like the FISA court; they would do it in a deniable fashion directly through contacts at intelligence agencies or other organizations capable of that kind of surveillance, such as intelligence outsourcing firms like Booz Allen and CSC.)
Trump reportedly spends most of the day watching cable news, reading newspapers or trawling Twitter and reads and discusses top secret briefs in the midst of hundreds of guests at Mar-A-Lago (all the while looking detached; catatonic even). Neoconservative Mike Pence likely predominates as it relates to policy. As with Resorts International, The Donald serves as a mere figurehead trotted out for public consumption while his behind the scenes sponsors and handlers run the show. (He doesn’t even write the majority of his tweets.) Traditionally, important handlers are placed in either the Deputy Secretary of State’s office or in the office of National Security Advisor, although recently this trend has broken down since the days of Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Strobe Talbott, Richard Armitage, Brent Scowcroft, Sandy Berger etc. and we can no longer reliably predict where handlers are placed and must evaluate whether someone in an administration has true power on a case-by-case basis. Although Trump’s cabinet is largely filled with Jewish-neoconservative national security boosters (the PNAC crowd), diplomatic Eastern Establishment Atlanticist types also appear in key roles, though they are still almost exclusively right-wing.
The current acting Deputy Secretary of State is Thomas Shannon, an Oxford graduate Obama-era diplomat who survived the purge of State Department officials that occurred during the first months of Trump’s presidency. It is likely that he will be replaced. Initially, neoconservative Israel shill, CNP & CFR member and Iran-Contra conspirator John Bolton was presumed to be the shoe-in Deputy Secretary of State and was apparently the Trump administration’s top pick, but was shot down due to extreme resistance from the rest of the GOP which was wary of Bolton’s high profile. Trump has, however, promised Bolton a position in his administration, and there are plenty high-level offices still vacant.
The current Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, “former” chair & CEO of insider corporation ExxonMobil, has an entire catalog of deep state ties as well. Having been the chairman of join American-Russia oil company Exxon Neftegas, he’s spent almost as much time face-to-face with Vladimir Putin as Henry Kissinger and is a close friend of Putin’s “de facto deputy” in charge of Russia’s security/military apparatus Igor Sechin. Additionally, Tillerson is a member of the CFR, CSIS and the powerful Business Council, which according to sociologist William Domhoff is the most powerful non-government organization in the world and “supports the network of corporate control, and influence over the economy, politics, and media.” Dick Cheney, Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld and James A. Baker (Bush II secretary of state and Reagan secretary of the treasury) were the four critical people who promoted Tillerson as secretary of state to the Trump administration. Baker, who has extensive business ties to Tillerson, was chief legal advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 election and oversaw the Florida vote recount. On 9/11, Baker met with members of the Bin Laden family at the D.C. Ritz-Carlton for a Carlyle Group board meeting. Surely Kissinger, Baker and Cheney were well aware of Tillerson’s ties to Russia, so why did they lobby for him? You would certainly think that given the above facts, the media would be obsessively covering Tillerson and monitoring his every move, but they’ve been conspicuously absent in this regard.
Jim Mattis, current secretary of defense, is an unabashed warmonger (whose pet issue is advocacy of war with Iran) and sits on the boards of defense contractor General Dynamics and biotech “start-up” Theranos, a supremely shady and taciturn company whose board of directors also contains favorites such as Henry Kissinger (one of Mattis’ favorite diplomats), George Shultz and Riley Bechtel. As a high ranking Marines officer, Mattis was a leading proponent of organizing land forces into small unaccountable renegade units – effectively mercenaries, modeled after private & intelligence paramilitary units. Mattis’ deputy, Patrick Shanahan, was formerly a Boeing executive. Certainly, Mattis isn’t alone in his capacity as a “national security” booster and at times frenzied and virulent warmonger.
Keith Kellogg, a senior NSC official and key national security advisor of Trump’s formerly worked as an advisor to Oracle Corporation’s “homeland security division” (does Oracle have government contracts it’s not telling anyone about?) and has been employed by CACI, a major military and intelligence IT contracting/outsourcing company. Mike Pompeo, Trump’s CIA director, is an Iran hawk and champion of NSA surveillance who got his start at Williams & Connelly (the most powerful and exclusive law firm in D.C.) and whose political career was spawned by the Koch political machine. The secretary of homeland security, John F. Kelly, is yet another extreme war on terror alarmist who served as the defense secretary’s military assistant during the Obama administration.
Two Bush II holdovers stand out in the Trump administration – Joe Hagin, deputy chief of staff for operations and Tom Bossert, homeland security advisor. Bossert was one of the co-authors of the National Strategy for Homeland Security (which proposed the creation of the DHS), was W. Bush’s deputy homeland security advisor. Hagin held the same role he has currently in the Bush II administration and his day-to-day power reportedly rivaled that of Karl Rove. Trump is supposedly staunchly opposed to the Bush family, establishment Republicans and everyone associated with them. So how come all of these Bush-era powerplayers and Koch assets have been placed in the bowels of his administration? What gives?
Trump National Security Council
H.R. McMaster, an Army lieutenant general, succeeded the dull empty suit disinformation disseminator and propagandist Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor. McMaster is apparently backed by powerful interests. This is evidenced by the fact that 1) he bucked and criticized his immediate bosses in the military and trashed his own military’s history and strategy his entire career yet was never forced out or purged, an extremely rare feat indicative of protection from above; and 2) was lobbied for by insiders Jim Mattis and John McCain (who speaks almost daily to McMaster and Mattis) – this perhaps explains why the mainstream press heaped so much praise upon him. Like Mattis, McMaster has been seen as an intellectual leader in the military, allegedly having crafted a large portion of the Army’s Iraq counterinsurgency strategy, apparently taking cues from the “world’s leading expert on counterinsurgency warfare” David Petraeus, who is very close to both McMaster and Mattis and has been advised by them on multiple occasions. Petraeus’ “favorite intelligence officer”, Derek Harvey, has been appointed senior director of the NSC for Middle Eastern affairs. Why two counterinsurgency experts have been appointed to top positions in government is unclear at this point, but needless to say it doesn’t look good, especially in the context of the Trump administration’s war & domestic surveillance/crackdown agenda:
The best counterinsurgency campaigns integrate and synchronize political, security, economic, and informational components that reinforce governmental legitimacy and effectiveness while reducing insurgent influence over the population. COIN strategies should be designed to simultaneously protect the population from insurgent violence; strengthen the legitimacy and capacity of government institutions to govern responsibly and marginalize insurgents politically, socially, and economically. (U.S. Government Counterinsurgency Guide, 2009)
However, McMaster’s two female deputies are considerably more interesting than him. K.T. McFarland is particularly fascinating. After having watched several interviews and talks of hers, it’s become obvious to me how seasoned and sophisticated she is, and how someone like her could very easily play the role of a crucial handler. She attended Oxford then MIT, where she studied defense planning and became a self-described nuclear weapons expert. During the ’70s, McFarland worked on Henry Kissinger’s NSC staff writing (read: manipulatively wording) briefs for the president and remained on the NSC during the Ford administration as a Kissinger protege.
In the ’80s, McFarland was one of defense secretary Caspar Weinberger’s closest aides as well as his speechwriter and communications chief. According to McFarland, her speeches were used to “short-circuit layers and layers of conflicting interests” in the defense bureaucracy. Weinberger was a very powerful secretary of defense and was noted for his key role in massively increasing the size and scope of the defense department and crafting the Strategic Defense Initiative before he was indicted for his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair (which Weinberger friend and CNP member Oliver North was also famously involved with). After his political career was over, he became vice president and general counsel of Bechtel, a large insider engineering corporation with CIA & DoD contracts involved in the construction of underground government bases.
As Deputy NSA, McFarland has been not-so-subtly pushing for the agitation of North Korea and convened a meeting of national security officials to solicit proposals for a first-strike on North Korea. Dina Habib Powell, recently hired by H.R. McMaster, is Deputy NSA for Strategy (a separate position from the Deputy NSA). She was previously a high-ranking staff member in the Bush II administration “assisting the president” on appointing cabinet, subcabinet and ambassadorial positions. Powell then went to work for Goldman Sachs and at some point joined the Trilateral Commission, a major conspiracy staging ground which embraces neoliberalism in international relations (which advocates maximizing absolute as opposed to relative gains for states and cooperation/diplomacy), the co-opting of geopolitical adversaries and “soft power”. McMaster, McFarland and Powell are members of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Update: McFarland is reportedly being offered a position in the State Department (perhaps deputy Secretary of State, a position which has not yet been filled with a Trump appointee) or an ambassadorial position.
A common theme among Trump administration defense and diplomatic officials is a connection to premier global conspirator and champion of realpolitik, Henry Kissinger, which shouldn’t be surprising given the fact that Kissinger is reportedly a close unofficial advisor of Trump’s (having at one point advised Trump to accept Crimea as part of Russia) and intends to serve as a critical intermediary between the Trump administration and Vladimir Putin, possibly coordinating a strengthening of ties (of indeterminate length) between the US and Russia to counter rising Chinese geopolitical influence. (In the ’70s, Kissinger conducted secret foreign policy with the Chinese, attempting to use them as a counterbalance to the USSR. Could the inverse be happening today?) This effort would also invariably involve Japan, a country that feigns weakness and pretends to isolate itself from the world stage, but in reality has, like the US does, a cult-like faction of militarists in the defense establishment who push and lobby for war with China, develop secret weapons systems in league with American companies like Raytheon and carry out unauthorized covert spying. Japan’s involvement with global conspiracy is generally very well hidden, but was exposed in the aftermath of 9/11 with the involvement of Fuji Bank and Komatsu in the event.
The deep state naturally extends to the economic and financial executive bureaucracy under Trump as well. Wilbur Ross, former senior managing director of Rothschild Inc. who, with early Trump supporter and donor Carl Icahn, engineered a deal whereby Trump was able to maintain control of his Atlantic City casinos after they were foreclosed upon, is now secretary of commerce.Stephen Schwarzman, chairman & CEO of Blackstone Group, the world’s largest private equity company, is the chairman of the president’s Strategic & Policy Forum and one of the most influential economic advisors of the president’s along with Cohn, reportedly having convinced the president not to push to get rid of the Dreamer and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) programs. Schwarzman has been very close to the Bush family, having attended Yale and been a member of Skull of Bones with George W. Bush, whose political career Schwarzman later financed. Fellow Bonesman, political paymaster and long-time Goldman Sachs partner Steve Mnuchin is secretary of the treasury. (Gary Cohn, another former high-ranking Goldman executive, is now the president’s chief economic advisor.) Mnuchin, like Ross, has been involved in business dealings with Trump – his firm Dune Capital invested heavily in Trump hotels in Chicago and Hawaii. Interestingly enough, the alt-right phantom George Soros (a business partner and friend of Mnuchin’s) was also part of a consortium of investors into the Trump tower in Chicago that after completion of the tower effectively forgave Trump hundreds of millions in interest payments by allowing Trump to purchase the remaining portion of the loan at a drastically reduced price. Charles Kushner was involved in a similar scenario with a Chinese real estate consortium connected to the Chinese government.
We have yet another private equity-hedge fund connection to Trump in Steve Feinberg, co-founder and CEO of private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, which owns murderous bloodstained defense contractor DynCorp. Turns out, Feinberg may have murderous inclinations in common with the jewel of his company’s portfolio. Feinberg, another member of the Business Council, has been a top economic advisor to Trump and was recently asked by the president to lead a “review” of US intelligence agencies. What in the blue hell does that mean?
Trump’s secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, is Erik Prince’s sister. Prince, yet another CNP member, founded the infamous contract mercenary and security firm Blackwater and reportedly advises him on matters of intelligence and national security, even going so far as to help establish (along with Bannon and Jared Kushner) a secret back-channel of communications with Russia. The primary thrust of the meeting was purportedly Russia backing off its informal alliance with Iran, which would most definitely fit with the Trump administration’s aspirations of obliterating Iran. It is very likely that Prince, who despite having sold Blackwater to a consortium of investors several years ago has extensive contacts within the NYPD and FBI (two law enforcement organizations from which Blackwater recruited out of heavily) was the person leaking details of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private home-brew email server. Prince has publicly called for a revival of the CIA’s Phoenix Program, a renegade mind control assassination ring that existed during the Vietnam War. Joseph Schmitz, an executive director of Blackwater, was a foreign policy advisor for Trump’s campaign. So was WASP-Zionist father of PNAC, extreme neoconservative war-pusher and former CIA director James Woolsey. What is it with Trump and unhinged rampaging warmongers and contract murderers?
Although it can certainly be established that Trump and his administration are squarely in the right-wing establishment camp, it isn’t readily apparent who is going to be calling the shots in the administration. We most definitely know it is not Trump himself nor is it ever going to be, but determining who the power behind the throne is in the administration (or, more accurately, represents the true authorities and kingmakers of the world) is something that is incredibly difficult to predict and can only truly be known in hindsight. Trump himself is insulated from the rest of the administration by his circle of close advisors – Kushner, Bannon & Stephen Miller, who in my estimation are not so much real decision makers or power brokers as they are handlers and go-betweens. As it stands, most of the key higher level secretaries and national security officials in the administration appear to be empty suits (except for Tillerson, who is very powerful), McMaster in particular – his expertise appears to be spouting off military jargon and groveling to elite think tanks. (Perhaps he’s literally taking his orders from Henry Kissinger, as we know other national security advisors have in the past.) Other key defense establishment officials appear at least at first glance to be serving at the behest of the defense contractors who stand to gain tremendously from the Trump administration’s agenda.
It stands to reason that Mike Pence may play a powerful role in the administration (particularly from a policy standpoint) given the fact that Donald Trump Jr. told vice presidential interviewees that they would be in full charge of the administration’s domestic and foreign policy while the president is busy “making America great again” – in other words serving as a figurehead. This wouldn’t be unprecedented for a Republican administration, as Republican vice presidents are often far more powerful than the presidents they serve under (see: George H.W. Bush under Reagan, Cheney under Bush II, etc.).
However, regardless of the internals of the administration, clearly Trump and his administration are in no way representative of political outsiders or their interests, being connected to just about every conspiratorial faction present in the Western world from the conservative and liberal Anglo-American WASP leagues to the Jewish-Zionist-Russian criminal syndicate to the militaristic sunbelt-based CNP neoconservative junta. These very sanctioned gangs have through their various media operations duped a substantial proportion of the American population into believing with unshakable conviction that a blackmailed inveterate con-artist and swindler who supports continued warmongering and the expansion of the surveillance and police states is truly on their side and will fight for them as opposed to the people who funneled Trump into his final and most awesome acting gig.
The Trump administration’s border tax has been trumpeted by legions of supposedly pro-market pundits in the right wing media for months now. It is relatively simple to dissect this misguided policy:
First, it’s necessary to get past the obfuscatory language – ‘border tax’ is essentially a glorified term for a tax on imports, or tariff (border tax sounds more exciting though, doesn’t it?). A tariff’s intended effect is to make (presumably cheaper) foreign imports at least relatively (if not, absolutely) more expensive than the same domestically produced goods in order to prop up domestic firms. Since imports become more expensive as a result of the tax, the level of imports drops and more domestic goods are purchased since they become cheaper than foreign goods. Another less obvious effect of the tariff is, since the equilibrium price is not being attained and production does not reflect consumer preferences, a decrease in allocative efficiency/overall societal economic benefit. In other words, the marginal benefit to the consumer of consuming the last unit of a good is less than the marginal cost to the producer of producing the last unit of said good and consumers end up with a burden of taxation/loss of economic benefit/utility (necessarily) in excess of any increase in economic benefit to producers. This is illustrated by this graph:
As you can see, value to consumers is lost in two areas where trade with the tariff does not take place – from QC1 to QC2 under the demand line and from QS1 to QS2 under the supply line. The overall loss in consumer surplus (the difference between what a consumer is willing to pay for a good and what they end up paying on the market) is expressed by the area composed of producer surplus above P-world, tax revenue and societal loss. Part of the loss in consumer surplus is canceled out by gains accruing to producers (because of the increase in the market price of their good and increased production) and part of the loss is recouped in the form tax revenue, but some of the lost consumer surplus is irretrievable and accrues to no one (hence the overall “loss” in societal benefit).
It is important to note that this example is of a market for one specific good. If we were to extend this out to the entire economy, an even greater societal loss would likely occur as a result of some of almost all firms’ producer surplus being canceled out by increased costs of inputs caused by the tariff.
So, already we have a loss in economic efficiency and overall well-being. However, this is only a first-order effect. Now we must observe any second-order effects of the so-called border tax:
Assuming international trade always means that different currencies are traded/purchased as means of payment for foreign goods, a crucial identity holds in the long-run: value of imports = value of exports. Let’s flesh this scenario out further and see why this holds:
Since foreign goods are now more expensive than domestic goods as a result of the tariff/border tax, the level of imports decreases. In order for firms in one country to import goods from another country, it must purchase said foreign goods with foreign money (in practice this is done for them by international banks). Foreign money is purchased on the foreign exchange market at the prevailing exchange rate between the domestic and foreign currency, then used to purchase foreign goods. The foreign exchange market functions like any other market for goods or services (more or less) – it follows the laws of supply and demand.
Since less foreign products are purchased after a tariff is implemented, demand for foreign currency decreases and less domestic currency is supplied into the foreign exchange market. The effect of this is to increase the value of domestic money relative to foreign money (or, conversely, decrease the value of foreign money relative to domestic money since currency A’s exchange rate relative to currency B = 1/currency B’s exchange rate relative to currency A).
This makes domestic products more expensive for foreign firms to purchase because domestic currency is now more expensive to purchase on the foreign exchange market, and so less domestic goods are imported by foreign countries. So, ironically enough, the border tax not only cuts imports, but it also cuts exports (hurting domestic producers) commensurately. Imports = exports. So, the final result is a decrease in overall trade and an increase in prices (both representing significant loss of economic gains), which is indisputably bad for the economy and population as a whole.
The Trump propaganda mill has remained in full swing despite the election already having happened. Nothing is more demonstrable of this than cable news’ “coverage” of Trump’s so-called deals with Carrier Corp., Ford, SoftBank and a few other large companies. It was utterly inadequate and failed entirely to demonstrate how Trump and his proxies deceived and lied to the American people regarding the details of the deals, i.e. that they were more or less payoffs/subsidies (meaning decreased allocative efficiency) and did not result in nearly as many “jobs saved” as Trump and his team claimed (and in the case of SoftBank was enabled by funds from Saudi Arabia, a country Trump is supposedly intent on punishing).  A few major mainstream print outlets did dissect and pull apart each deal, but a message isn’t transmitted to the vast majority of the country unless it’s reiterated constantly on mainstream cable news and social media – it must be a drumbeat.
The next act in the theater was “pissgate,” which demonstrated again (remember pizzagate?) the sheer gullibility of the alt-right after the vast majority of them embraced a version of events whereby 4chan originated the “intelligence” memos as an elaborate hoax based on the claims of a person who declared after the fact to have written the memos and photos/screencaps of completely fabricated excerpts from the document (apparently none of them thought to actually read the document just to be sure esoteric 4chan references were actually present in the document). Of course many labeled pissgate a sophisticated intelligence/deep state-backed black bag hit job on Trump, but this clearly wasn’t the case. Firstly, the scandal blew over fairly quickly – real deep state influence in the media takes the form of narratives that are drummed into the American people over the course of years (such as Trump being a “political outsider”), not one-off scandals that have no long-run effect on the rate of support for a given politician. If someone really wanted to blow the lid of a scandal that would put Trump in the ground they would get in touch with Les Wexner, who likely has Trump having sex with underage girls on tape.
Secondly, the memos originated from two private intelligence/opposition research firms – one an American firm which originally conducted the research and the second a British firm hired by the first firm to write up a plausible sounding narrative about Trump’s relationship with Russia largely using facts that could be summarized by anyone who regularly follows current events. Neither one of the companies appears to have deep state connections (Orbis, the British firm, was co-founded by a retired MI6 agent who had a long but ultimately unexceptional career). The only major unique fact presented in the memos was the “golden showers” bit, which was clearly the main piece of information the memos intended to transmit. Personally, I think the golden showers allegation is likely mostly true – firstly, it fits Trump’s pattern of previous sexual behavior (and if Trump himself wasn’t involved in the behavior what would germophobia have to do with it?) and secondly, nothing else in the memo seems to have been an outright fabrication or fiction – so why should golden showers be, especially given the fact that it was clearly the selling point of the memo?
As for other contents of the document, such as Russia’s cultivation of Trump as a potential intelligence asset, they are somewhat believable as well given Trump’s long history and established ties with the Russian-Jewish mafia and other Eastern European interests through people like Felix Sater, Mikhail Fridman, Sam Kislin, etc.  It’s not entirely implausible that Russian intelligence may have had their eye on Trump long before his 2016 run given his previous bouts in politics (Obama birth certificate, potential presidential and governorship candidacies, etc.). Despite this, the media narrative that Trump is more or less a Russian plant and that Russia swayed the election is false. The supposed evidence of Russian hacking into DNC servers is weak and inconclusive – Cyrillic text files, known Russian or Ukrainian cryptographic keys, etc. could very easily have been planted in the server logs by someone who knew what they were doing. And, if this truly were the work of sophisticated hackers deployed or hired by Russia, the NSA would surely be able to provide evidence and detailed analysis of the exfiltration and how the stolen data was routed and be able to present it in a roundabout way without compromising their own methods. Some have speculated that the Russian hacking narrative is being spun to escalate war with Russia, but I think it has rather been a way of covering up insider leaks, which if exposed would undermine Trump’s status as an outsider.
As is typical with every administration, there are key handlers placed in unassuming, low profile positions throughout the administration there to ensure that the global elites’ and military-defense establishment’s agendas are upheld and to make sure the president and his inner circle don’t buck the establishment on important issues – Trump will require careful handling in regards to foreign policy and trade/commerce, two issues which he, at least on the surface, appears to diverge from the establishment on (however, Trump is fully on board with the establishment as it relates to domestic policy, surveillance, police state, internet regulation, assertion of American dominance, etc.). Neoconservative CNP member and former UN ambassador John Bolton will likely become the Deputy Secretary of State (who is typically hands-on and behind the scenes as opposed to the secretary) , following in the footsteps of a long line of foreign policy handlers – Warren Christopher, Strobe Talbott, and Richard Armitage among others. CFR president Richard Haass is the backup if Bolton is blocked in confirmation hearings. K.T. McFarland is deputy national security advisor and is clearly in a position to handle sensitive issues that the incompetent Michael Flynn is unfit to. She was a former Kissinger NSC staffer and protege of Reagan defense secretary and Bechtel counsel Caspar Weinberger of Iran-Contra and SDI fame (in many ways Trump and his administration is a rebirth of New Right-CNP-John Birch-Reaganite neoconservatism in both ideology and personnel).
Of course, this isn’t to say that there aren’t establishment mainstays in high profile cabinet positions either. Wilbur Ross, former senior managing director Rothschild Inc. who, with Carl Icahn, engineered a deal whereby Trump was able to maintain control of his Atlantic City casinos after they were foreclosed upon, is now secretary of commerce. I should note that this is a fitting position for someone who has been highly involved in technology transfers to China and Russia. Bonesman, political paymaster and long-time Goldman Sachs partner Steve Mnuchin will be secretary of the treasury. Mnuchin, like Ross, has been involved in business dealings with Trump – his firm Dune Capital invested heavily in Trump hotels in Chicago and Hawaii. Interestingly enough, George Soros (a one-time business partner of Mnuchin’s) was also part of a consortium of investors into the Trump tower in Chicago that after completion of the tower effectively forgave Trump hundreds of millions in interest payments by allowing Trump to purchase the remaining portion of the loan at a drastically reduced price. [3, 4]
It’ll certainly be interesting to observe the administration’s maneuverings from this point on.
 The big money behind Trump’s tech deal is from Saudi Arabia
As I’ve reported in previous blogs, the mainstream media seems to subtly bolster Donald Trump, which is of course contrary to popular opinion which blanket asserts that the mainstream Midtown and D.C. media is squarely against Trump. One of the key specific indications of this was leaked off-air audio from Morning Joe during the primaries in which Scarborough and Brzezinski effectively collude with Trump by agreeing not to ask him any tough questions, after which Scarborough and Trump claim the agreement will increase Morning Joe’s ratings and make Trump look better. 
Just recently it was reported by the New York Times that Scarborough and Brzezinski attended Trump’s New Years Eve party at Mar-A-Lago. 
While Scarborough and (maybe) Brzezinski may not have broader conspiratorial motives in treating Trump favorably, this is still an indication that top executives at NBC, which is supposedly vehemently opposed to Trump and will stop at nothing to bring him down, while undoubtedly knowing about this behavior refuse to stop it or do anything about it. Given Trump’s connections to CNN’s Jeff Zucker (formerly of NBC) and top executives at Fox News, it makes sense that he would also maintain close ties with NBC’s management. It’s also of course an indication that all the phony “feuds” between Morning Joe and Trump are nothing more than theater, as if that weren’t already obvious enough to anyone paying attention.
 Leaked audio catches Mika and Joe chatting with Trump during break: ‘Nothing too hard, Mika’
Much is made today of the “mainstream/liberal/establishment media” epitomized by media giants such as CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Politico, and sometimes the Washington Post. However, relatively little analysis is dedicated to other major media blocs, all of which despite the assertion that the liberal media is the sole outlet for the establishment and elite, are subtly and quietly bolstered by elite and establishment factions themselves. The only greater media bloc of any significance to the public at large other than the liberal-centrist media is a nebulous and loosely related faction I label the “sidestream media”.
The sidestream media is composed of two relatively distinct parts – the mainstream right-wing media and the so-called alternative media (which despite for the most part rejecting being labeled is largely aligned with the American right-wing). The two pillars of the mainstream conservative media are Fox News and talk radio. Newsmax and similar conservative publications (such as American Spectator), which straddle the line between alternative and mainstream, play a supporting role. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Newsmax/Chris Ruddy and friends was an instrumental right-wing media agenda-setter and served as the model for future alternative GOP media operations, but since the Clinton and Bush II eras has lost significant pull.
The alternative media isn’t nearly as monolithic as the Fox News-conservative radio punditry nexus and is therefore a somewhat less accurate and useful categorization, but can still be analyzed. The most notable alternative outlets currently are Breitbart (for now – is gradually becoming mainstreamed), Alex Jones/Infowars, Drudge, WorldNetDaily, and Russia Today. The majority of these are unapologetically rightist in their politics, the major exception being Russia Today, which despite leaning slightly to the left politically, is more than willing to get into bed with the right-wing alternative media to push anti-government stories given their anti American establishment prerogative. Legitimate left-leaning alternative media outlets exist such as The Young Turks, Democracy Now, AlterNet, RawStory, SecularTalk, etc., but none have ever been able to even come close to the way that the right-wing alternative media has on occasion miraculously seized near complete control of the news cycle. Left-wing alternative media used to be much more influential during the heyday of Air America and HuffPo, but has since lost a considerable amount of influence. Currently, there is no disputing that the alternative media is largely dominated by the right.
The history of the mainstream/liberal/traditional Midtown Manhattan media’s liaising and outright plotting with the CIA, State Department, military and other powerful areas of government (be they public or private) is somewhat well known among those exposed to conspiracy (see: Operation Mockingbird). However, the sidestream conservative media’s history with the CIA and America’s corporate and governmental elite is relatively obscure.
The conservative counter establishment media is almost entirely the result of a massive concerted right-wing effort beginning in the mid 1970s through the early 1980s to 1) reassert themselves after decades of liberal/moderate political domination during the postwar era and 2) promote the Reagan/Bush I administration’s aggressively anti-communist Central America foreign policy. This effort involved the creation and financing of propaganda outlets such as media organizations like Fox and think tanks such as the Heritage and Koch Foundations, the promotion of certain politicians, the creation of a right-wing faction in academia and ultimately culminated in what is known as the “Reagan Revolution” and “New Right” (and today, we’re seeing many of the same players and tactics reappear). The early 1980s also saw the foundation of the Council for National Policy, whose (known) member list reads like a who’s who of the right-wing elite (Erik Prince, Oliver North, etc.) and very much represents a kind of modern analog to the John Birch Society. By far the most impacting and lasting component of the operation was the right-wing pro-Reagan propaganda machine that Reagan CIA director William Casey, CIA operative Walter Raymond Jr., Fox News’s father as well as to-be kingmaker Rupert Murdoch, and heir to the Pittsburgh-based Mellon family’s multi billion dollar oil & banking fortune Richard Mellon Scaife orchestrated during the Reagan administration. (Perhaps this early CIA facilitation explains why Fox is run like an intelligence agency.)
As far as anyone knows based on recently declassified government documents, the operation was kicked off by two face-to-face meetings in 1983 between Rupert Murdoch and Ronald Reagan, mediated by none other than political fixer and Donald Trump mentor Roy Cohn and the director of the US Information Agency, Charles Wick. Quite obviously, Murdoch was instructed to bolster pro-Reagan propaganda through his various holdings controlled through Murdoch’s News Corp., whose core assets were Fox and the New York Post (today, Murdoch also has control over the Wall Street Journal through Dow Jones). While Murdoch’s empire was and still is very much the core and old guard of the right-wing media, the counter-establishment right-wing media did not stop at Fox in the slightest. Casey, Scaife, Roger Ailes (Murdoch’s long-time deputy), and others worked tirelessly to expand the conservative media nexus, an effort which continues to this day with the promotion of Donald Trump.
Perhaps the most visible and important example was the facilitation of Rush Limbaugh by the Casey clique. Limbaugh’s ascent was part of what was a larger operation headed by Casey and fellow CIA-man Lowell Thomas to turn ABC into a centrist-conservative outlet as opposed to a strictly liberal news organization through the acquisition of ABC by Capital Cities, a media holdings company largely run by Casey and Thomas among others. The acquisition was the subject of heavy scrutiny at the time due to the fact that Capital Cities was considerably smaller than ABC, which required that CapCities procure funding and protection from Warren Buffet to go through with the purchase. ABC’s network president, Edward McLaughlin was tasked by ABC’s new owners to recruit conservative talent, which he found at an obscure Sacramento radio station in Rush Limbaugh, who had voiced a spirited defense of the Reagan administration and Oliver North during Iran Contra. Limbaugh was promoted by his new bosses in New York, paraded on national television, and heavily advertised. He cemented his role in American politics after doing the most in the right-wing media to get Newt Gingrich elected speaker of the house. Limbaugh still to this day very much sets the intellectual tone for the right-wing at large and remains faithful to the Republican power structure that brought him up and still likely handles him. It is interesting that CIA-facilitated Limbaugh from the beginning of the 2016 election season was the most effective communicator of Trump propaganda in the mainstream right-wing media, which largely consisted of Limbaugh constantly reiterating the blatantly false claim that Donald Trump was a political outsider.
Later, in the 1990s, this same Murdoch-Casey-Scaife clique birthed the Clinton (and later Obama) rumor-scandal-conspiracy mill and controversialization cottage industry. The Clinton Chronicles’s producer, Pat Matrisciana, was funded by Richard Mellon Scaife and Casey as was Chris Ruddy/Newsmax (behind Vince Foster-Ron Brown story), the American Spectator (behind the Whitewater story), and Judicial Watch (which has been instrumental in advancing the Hillary Clinton email, and Benghazi stories). It is clear that the Lewinsky scandal was engineered by a faction within the government opposed to the Clinton administration. Linda Tripp, a former Army intelligence officer and Delta force commander, was mothered by Lucianne Goldberg, a prominent Republican operative dating back to the Nixon era and his CREEP reelection campaign. MI6 collaborator and Telegraph reporter Ambrose-Evans Pritchard was sent over to the US from Britain to perpetually lambast the Clinton administration by the British-Canadian(-American) deep state right-wing media conglomerate, Hollinger Corporation, which had on its board Henry Kissinger, Lord Carrington and Margaret Thatcher. Additionally, Pritcard was a close friend of the aforementioned Richard Mellon Scaife.
Ken Starr, still a hack for the Republican party after all these years, who was connected to Scaife through tens of academic institutions, NGOs, and think tanks (one of them being the Council for National Policy) served as the seemingly legitimate face of several politically charged investigations into Bill Clinton, Lewinsky, Paula Jones, and Vince Foster being the most well known. Indeed, the most effective contraversialization tactic against the Clintons has been the exposure of more than a few sex scandals involving everything from infidelity to outright rape, which never would have come out without agitation by the counter establishment media. Interestingly enough, Starr is now working for (or with) convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s legal team, likely covering Donald Trump’s tracks and negotiating a way out of Trump’s likely blackmail by Les Wexner, Epstein’s mentor and the man who had control over the surveillance equipment and blackmail material through a dedicated technician Wexner had fly in to Palm Beach from New Albany, Ohio (Wexner’s residence).
Ann Coulter, who’s probably the most utterly rabid Trump-booster present in the media, was brought up and made in the media by the Paula Jones investigation where Coulter worked as an aide writing briefs for Jones’ lawyer while a member of the conservative Independent Womens’ Forum and was instrumental in acquiring the Linda Tripp tapes for Ken Starr. (Strangely enough, rumor has it that Coulter was seen several times on Adnan Khashoggi’s yacht in the ’90s. Khashoggi is a prominent media financier among other things who’s been in bed with the American intelligence community his entire adult life.)
This media-political machine continued working throughout the Bush II and Obama administrations (Trump’s Obama birth certificate fiasco may have been a sophisticated test), but only experienced a true rebirth once Trump and Hillary Clinton entered the arena together. Many of the old players have reasserted themselves this election season, such as Murdoch, Roger Ailes, Roger Stone, Gingrich, Giuliani, Limbaugh, Drudge, etc. Richard Mellon Scaife died in 2014, but the Mellon fortune continues to be distributed to various right-wing operations through the Sarah Scaife Foundation, named after Mellon’s mother. Murdoch, a friend of Trump’s in private, is now a seasoned operative and a kingmaker in his own right. Roger Ailes, formerly the head of Fox News, met in private with Trump at least on two occasions that we know of and after leaving Fox has served as a media advisor to the Trump campaign/administration. Roger Stone, a flagrantly and unabashedly dirty media and political operative who dates back to the Cohn days and was introduced to Trump by Cohn, has been instrumental in feeding distorted narratives and disinformation to the alternative media mostly through Alex Jones.
Gingrich and Giuliani are typically thought of as politicians, but have recently brandished themselves all over Fox News in the name of Trump. Both are political insiders deeply connected to the same faction that has promoted Donald Trump, particularly Giuliani, who’s served as one of the many faces of the national security and law enforcement establishments ever since he put the final nail in the coffin of New York’s Italian mafia (to clear way for the now dominant right-wing pro-Trump Jewish-Russian mafia) and 9/11. Giuliani and his close friend Erik Prince (founder of Blackwater, brother of Trump Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, & Council for National Policy member) are very likely the source of leaks out of NYPD and FBI investigations into Hillary Clinton, Anthony Wiener, and others within the Clinton circle. Prince and the many security contractors the Trump campaign hired during the election season are ex-cops or ex-FBI and all still have extensive connections in law enforcement.
Although the old network of think tanks, media outlets, PR firms, and politicians still exists, new blood had to be injected during the Obama administration in preparation for 2016. By far the most important new major media outlet has been Breitbart, which has a mile long laundry list of suspicious connections to the American right-wing power structure, national security establishment, and Israel. Andrew Breitbart, who got his start as an editor at Drudge then as a researcher for Arianna Huffington, founded the original breitbart.com in the mid-2000s as a news aggregation site. During a visit to Israel (Breitbart was Jewish), Breitbart supposedly on his own conceived the idea of the “Breitbart News Network.” However, fellow Jew and current chief of Breitbart Larry Solov seemed to imply in the bizarrely suggestive Breitbart article “Breitbart News Network: Born in the USA, Conceived in Israel” that the “spirit, tenacity, and resourcefulness of the Israeli people” was instrumental in the foundation of Breitbart News Network, which to this day maintains a large bureau in Jerusalem. What ‘Israeli people’ Solov refers to in the article, no one knows, but I’d be willing to bet that they’re in some way connected to the Israeli-Mossad right wing political machine.
During the transitory phase to a larger news network, Breitbart brought on Steve Bannon to obtain funding and head up Breitbart with him and Solov. Bannon, now the Trump administration’s “chief strategist” and senior counselor, has been lauded by the alt-right as an anti-establishment crusader hellbent on utterly destroying the establishment, but his history suggests otherwise. Bannon graduated from Georgetown with a master’s degree in “national security studies” then from Harvard with an M.B.A. While at Georgetown he served as an officer in the Navy, which itself isn’t indicative of much in itself if it weren’t for the fact that Bannon served as a special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations (i.e. he took care of the dirty work) under Reagan while stateside. After leaving the military and graduating from Georgetown, Bannon went to Harvard then graduated to Goldman Sachs, where he worked in their mergers & acquisitions department specializing in media company buyouts. Bannon then went on to work as a producer in Hollywood on movies and documentaries with conservative messages. At least since 2014, Bannon has been a member of the aforementioned Council for National Policy according to a leaked membership list. 
While in Hollywood, Bannon along with elite right-wing think tank Hoover Institute research fellow Peter Schweizer founded the Government Accountability Institute with funding from hedge fund billionaire elite GOP donor Robert Mercer (whose firm Renaissance Technologies has NSA connections through James Simons, was involved with the Bernie Madoff slush fund, is a market-maker and is largely tax exempt) and the Koch Foundation. The GAI is where the Clinton Foundation corruption scandal came out of with the publishing of the book Clinton Cash, written by Schweizer. At Breitbart News, Bannon was instrumental in securing millions in funding from undisclosed sources for the network (one of them rumored to be wealthy right-wing Israel-booster Aubrey Chernick) and became executive chairman after Breitbart’s death in 2012. Eventually, Robert Mercer (the largest donor to the pro Trump Make American Number 1 PAC) became the primary beneficiary, financier and part-owner of Breitbart. Clearly, Breitbart and its management are not generally anti-establishment, but do serve as propaganda outlets for the right-wing national security establishment. (On a side-note, Bannon, after finding out he may have been in violation of voting laws because of his registered voting address being a vacant house in Miami, changed his voter registration address to Andrew Badolato’s address in Sarasota. Badolato, who supposedly worked on Clinton Cash, is a supremely shady businessman/grifter connected to the CIA and several drug traffickers.)
Of course, Breitbart isn’t the only alternative outlet with suspicious connections. News site WorldNetDaily of Obama birth certificate fame was founded by Joseph Farrah, who is a member of the Council for National Policy and brought up in media by Richard Mellon Scaife, who owned the Sacramento Union while Farrah was chief editor.
In regards to the storied and undisputed paladin of alternative media, Alex Jones/Infowars, a solid above-table connection to any political paymasters, think tanks, or intelligence fronts eludes us. However, a preponderance of suspicious patterns and a curious characters seemingly peripherally connected to Jones suggests there is more to him and his operation than meets the eye. As has already been discussed, Jones has more or less served as Trump’s PR arm in the alternative media. Roger Stone continues to operate as the liaison and point-man between the Trump campaign and Jones, continually feeding Jones and his audience disinformation about Donald Trump. Jones is not a stupid man and without a doubt knows Stone’s history as a media operative and disinformation artist. The very fact that Jones has provided Stone with an outlet is indicative of his actual agenda. Since Jones has been associated with Stone, he’s hired a (get ready for it) Blackwater alumnus as director of security for Infowars and has received several police escorts while in public (which certainly departs from how the police used to treat Jones).
Jones goes to great lengths to avoid ever having to even briefly address the Jewish-Israeli-Mossad and (to a lesser extent) right-wing/national security establishment components of global conspiracy, instead choosing to pin nearly all conspiratorial power on a nebulous bogeyman Jones calls “globalism,” which is basically a drastically hyperbolic and oversimplified encapsulation of the liberal establishment, otherwise known as the Eastern Establishment, epitomized by organizations such as the CFR, Ford, Rockefeller & Carnegie Foundations, the liberal mainstream Midtown Manhattan media, and State Department. Jones has also fully endorsed incendiary anti-Muslim alarmism originating from within the national security establishment and the various PR firms that represent it, a pattern which can be seen all throughout the sidestream media. This is highly suspect given Jones’s various Israeli-Jewish connections through his Jewish ex-wife, his lawyer Elizabeth Schuring (who also represents the hyper-old money Zionist Bronfman family), and possibly even billionaire CIA-Mossad operative Adnan Khashoggi, whose communications and advertising company Genesis Intermedia (among others) resembles Genesis Communications Network (the flagship network of Jones’s) in almost every way imaginable from the name to logos and dubious marketing tactics.
Although Khashoggi potentially being intimately connected to Jones seems like a strange proposition on its face, it’s really not all that unrealistic of a claim given Khashoggi’s history with the right-wing and Zionist establishments and connections to Ann Coulter and John Gray (whose 9/11 “truth” book Mars & Venus was vigorously promoted and advertised by Khashoggi’s media conglomerate). It’s also rather bizarre that Jones, when first confronted about his possible relation to Khashoggi, denied knowing who Khashoggi was at all, which is simply impossible to believe given that Khashoggi had been involved in what seems like a majority of known conspiracies since the 1970s. Another interesting association of Jones’s is with Stratfor, a boutique propaganda mill and information clearing house disguised as a subscription “intelligence service” founded by Zionist and RAND Corp. alumni George Friedman. In 2012, it was revealed that Infowars had hired a former Stratfor intern by the name of Molly Maroney as an editor. After the issue blew up in Jones’s face and several callers questioned him on the connection, Jones even admitted that he had hired several Stratfor interns other than Maroney. Of course, this could be explained away as Jones having to hire from a relatively small pool of media professionals from in and around Austin, Texas, but it’s still highly suspicious in the context of Jones’s other connections.
Matt Drudge rose to prominence after cultivating an astonishingly long list of seemingly exclusive sources in the media and politics for a relative nobody, eventually breaking the Monica Lewinsky scandal (only after top executives at Newsweek killed the story at the last minute) and was then given a primetime television show on Fox, which ended up being a short-lived venture. However, it became obvious that Drudge had been fully brought into the fold of the conservative establishment’s media machine after top Fox host Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh among others began showering him with publicity long after his departure from Fox. It’s also very telling that Drudge reportedly blocked Andrew Breitbart from publishing scandalous stories about CIA-facilitated Barack Obama to the Drudge Report during the 2008 election while Breitbart worked for Drudge. Drudge is a hard-line conservative – what gives? Did someone deliver a message to Drudge to keep a lid on Obama scandals? (Of course Drudge and the rest of the right-wing alternative media have behaved in the exact opposite fashion in regards to Hillary Clinton.)
Richard Spencer has perhaps been the most outspoken explicit “white nationalist” in the alternative right media nexus. Spencer attended St. Mark’s School of Texas, an elite preparatory school in Dallas controlled by its board of directors, which represents the Dallas business community (oil, electronics, etc. – has a long history with the intelligence community). He is the chairman of the National Policy Institute, which was founded by and still apparently unofficially directed by William Regnery II, the son of Henry Regnery, the man who founded the CIA-funded Regnery Publishing house which published CIA asset William F. Buckley’s first major book and later went on to publish the works of prominent conservatives and right-wing pundits, many of them ostensibly anti-establishment figures. Henry Regnery’s father, William Regnery I, was a founding member of the American Security Council, which sits at the center of the hard-Republican power structure and largely crafted Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy.
The aforementioned have all contributed to the growth of an awesome pro-Trump propaganda machine in addition to an equally impressive Clinton scandal mill which rivals its 1990s predecessor in size and impact and clearly operates for the most part out of the same playbook. However, any discussion of the sidestream media without mention of Wikileaks would be remiss – by far the most original and innovative propaganda technique utilized by the right-wing this election season has been the promotion of Wikileaks, which is very likely an intelligence operation, as I’ve surmised in a previous post. Julian Assange displays pretty much all the hallmarks of an intelligence asset – born with connections to intelligence through a cult he was born into, rose to prominence out of total obscurity, compromised by law enforcement at a young age then miraculously let off the hook, forces all whistleblowers who provide him with leaked information to sign nondisclosure agreements, releases information in tranches, receives loads of attention from establishment outlets on the right and left, etc., etc.
Given Wikileaks’ suspicious background, “pizzagate,” which is derived from Wikileaks’ “leaked” Podesta emails (which Roger Stone had foreknowledge of according to Podesta ), deserves considerable scrutiny. Despite there having been numerous credible reports of child sex rings orchestrated by and involving high-level government officials and Washington power players such as the Franklin scandal, DC callboy ring, etc., pizzagate comes off to me as an utterly incredulous story. Podesta may very well be involved in pedophilia, but it certainly doesn’t involve a string of consumer facing commercial locations (the worst places anyone could imagine establishing a child trafficking or child abuse location) in the heart of D.C. or communications over an email account in Podesta’s name on a mainstream email client. (Even otherwise ordinary people involved in this kind of stuff typically use already existing anonymized networks or boutique communications links with servers that don’t respond when queried by non-authorized servers, not standard email accounts.) Many of the supposed codewords used in the emails were simply fabricated in addition to several of the pictures claimed to have been pulled from James Alefantis’ instagram account. Its complete implausibility, attention from the mainstream media, and origins in wikileaks emails is suspicious enough, and its timing (in the run-up to Epstein’s deposition in the Virginia Roberts defamation case where he will likely name Donald Trump), while less obvious, elicits even more suspicion.
Simply put, the sidestream media is not at all what it’s made out to be by crusaders and apologists for Donald Trump and the corresponding “populist uprising”, which is an answer to the “fake” mainstream media. Most of the sidestream media is simply the conservative national security-focused wing of the establishment’s answer to the liberal establishment media; one side of the same coin. Fake (or, more accurately, inaccurate and/or biased) stories are circulated on both sides and it’s simply ridiculous for people in the alternative media to simply dismiss the mainstream media outright, especially given the fact that it’s still the source of the vast majority of original reporting while the alternative media is still largely confined to spinning or countering what has already been reported in the mainstream. Most reports put out by the mainstream media are well-sourced and, for the most part, specifically accurate – what we must pay attention to is bias, critical omissions and the narratives being spun (one of which has been that Donald Trump is a “political outsider” – in case you hadn’t already noticed this is one of the false narratives that the mainstream and alternative media have spun). If mainstream media is totally ignored and we remain confined to the echo chamber that is much of the alternative media, the critical and telling pieces of information that occasionally make it into mainstream reports will never be emphasized.
Wikileaks’ with their continual publication of Clinton/Democrat camp has become an increasingly important component of the Trump media complex, which, as I’ve explained in previous posts, is intimately connected to numerous high impact right-wing political circles (such as the CNP, John Birch Society proteges) and, in probably many cases, intelligence. Wikileaks and its unusual figurehead and supposed founder Julian Assange like their peers in the sidestream/alternative media have a long list of curious associations and a pattern of behavior unbefitting of a true transparency/leak organization.
It’s useful to start off with covering Assange’s background, although it is difficult to determine what is exaggerated or flat-out fabricated folklore and what isn’t. When Assange was a child his mother married into a Melbourne-based mind control cult called “The Family” which supposedly had moles in government, was seemingly protected by law enforcement for many years, obtained multiple passports for its members (who often had multiple identities), “cared for” the head of Australian intelligence Lord Casey at one point, and received a significant amount of secret funding (to this day, no one knows where most of The Family’s funding came from). Later, in his late teens and early 20s, Assange supposedly hacked into a number of large Australian and American companies and government bodies including the DoD and the largest telecommunications firm in Australia, Telstra. He racked up a prodigious amount of felonies while doing so, yet served basically no prison time because he was “well-behaved”. This “good behavior” involved giving “technical advise” to the Victoria Police Child Exploitation unit. This is a pattern seen often in intelligence assets – they are compromised early in life and given a choice to stay in prison for the next however many years or work for the intelligence services.
After disappearing off the radar for a while, Assange emerged from hibernation in the mid-2000s with the founding of Wikileaks after a barrage of real leaks did the government a lot of damage (Abu Ghraib, for example). Ever since its inception, Wikileaks has insisted that anyone who gifts leaks to them sign a nondisclosure agreement, making unpublished leaked material “solely the property of Wikileaks.” This means that Wikileaks has full control over anything they manage to get their hands on – they can destroy it, selectively publish material, release it in tranches (not typical of real whistleblowers), etc. and there’s nothing the originator of the leaks can do about it lest they be financially and legally ruined by Wikileaks. This is a massive indicator of a phony intelligence-backed whistleblower operation. It is around this time that John Young of Cryptome (a real leak site) called out Wikileaks as an intelligence operation.
Another indication is the ubiquitous coverage of Wikileaks in the sidestream and mainstream media. The sidestream media, given its intelligence connections and pro-Trump prerogative, is expected to push Wikileaks. The mainstream media (which includes Fox News) promotes Wikileaks as well by giving it coverage, as they have been doing with Trump. Real whistleblowers and real leaks get blacked out and ignored like the plague by the mainstream media, not put on Fox News multiple times and mentioned by Anderson Cooper in a presidential debate. Legitimate leakers also typically don’t communicate constantly and coordinate with political operatives like Roger Stone, release leaks in tranches, get to live in multi million dollar equivalent English mansions, and meander around Europe flaunting themselves in the faces of law enforcement authorities supposedly out for him (for sexual assault charges in Sweden) and then receive asylum from a legitimate government. Real leakers typically must hide in caves or third world backwaters halfway around the world if they even have a chance to leave their country.
Additionally, Wikileaks seems to be selectively releasing material for the purposes of undermining Hillary Clinton. Given the fact that it’s by far the most well-known whistleblowing organization on earth, Wikileaks likely has material pertaining to the GOP and Donald Trump, but refuses to release it. Of course, much of what has been released of the Democrats’ has been supremely underwhelming (mostly garden variety political dirty tricks media-campaign buddying which exists with Trump as well) and does not at all support the sidestream media’s assertion that John Podesta is “the shadow government” (he is a very powerful shadow democrat, but not the shadow government).
A recurrence throughout American presidential history has been the promotion of bogus ‘political/Washington outsiders’ by hidden powers whose purpose is to restore confidence in the American federal government among a certain large sector of the population, do certain things (be they executive or legislative) that an already established, stigmatized politician would have trouble convincing the public to agree to do, and/or to manipulate presidential elections. Donald Trump is without a doubt an example of this. Other examples from recent history include Ross Perot, Barry Goldwater, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan, among others (all in some way highly connected to the CIA/intelligence community, Eastern Establishment, etc.).
Anyone even vaguely familiar with Donald Trump’s unwashed background and past (if they’re honest) knows that he is about as far from a political outsider as anyone could get. Trump was raised at the knee by two of the most powerful and politically-connected people in New York – his father, Fred Trump, and Roy Cohn. Fred Trump (himself the son of whorehouse and opium den operator, Friedrich Trump) was a Brooklyn-Queens construction and real estate magnate specializing in lower and middle class housing who was at the nexus of political power in Brooklyn. Fred was a member of the infamous Democratic political machine Tammany Hall (along with his friend and prominent Zionist Bunny Lindenbaum), the Madison Democratic Club, and the elitist New York informal organization Knights of the Round Table. His connections extended beyond Brooklyn, reaching clear up to the mayor of New York Abe Beame, Roy Cohn, Bunny Lindenbaum, legendary publicist Howard Rubenstein, assembly speaker Stanley Steingut, well-connected bureaucrat Mike Bailkin, various New York-area mafias, among others. Fred utilized these extensive connections to procure preferable government treatment (mostly from the Federal Housing Authority) for himself and later Donald in the form of subsidies and lucrative no-bid contracts (not to mention bailing Donald out several times).
Roy Cohn was among the most powerful (and diabolical) people in all of New York – he spent the latter half of his life a heavyweight lawyer and political fixer whose clients included Donald Trump, the mafia and Catholic church after having built himself into high-level politics and various right-wing circles (most notably the John Birch Society) while assisting Joe McCarthy in his crusade against supposed communist cells (Cohn was in fact recommended to McCarthy by J. Edgar Hoover, since Cohn had proven himself valuable in obtaining espionage convictions earlier in his career). Cohn was directly involved with the CIA and military intelligence throughout his entire life – he ran pedophilic blackmail rings and did other favors for people in high places with the assistance of his former CIA aid David Schine and close former-intelligence friend Craig Spence. Additionally, Cohn was pictured in Spain with Schine and a number of other international spies and was a board member of CIA front company, Permindex. Cohn mentored Donald Trump while he was attempting to make inroads into Manhattan’s social scene and gradually brought Donald to a higher political understanding (even introducing him fellow homosexual right-wing operative Roger Stone) and used his position to aid Donald’s construction business. Cohn was likely the one who clued Donald in to the sweet deal that could be made on what is now the Trump Building in Lower Manhattan while it was a frozen asset of CIA-connected western puppet Ferdinand Marcos. Donald’s connections to the political stratosphere likely also awarded him his sweet deals with Harrah’s at Trump Plaza, Resorts International (both mafia-CIA connected) and, later, the Trump Tower in Chicago (which was bankrolled in large part by George Soros, whose investment consortium later effectively forgave Trump hundreds of millions in debts he owed on the construction loan).
Clearly, given Donald’s intimate association with the two people discussed above as well as his later association with people such as the Clintons, Rudy Giuliani, Jack Abramoff, Rupert Murdoch, Carl Icahn, Roger Ailes, Adnan Khashoggi, George Soros, etc., his admitted role as a political paymaster, business ties with intelligence/CIA/Israel/mafia (Resorts Int’l, Trump Building, Harris Trump Plaza, etc.) and generally favorable treatment from government (nearly a billion in subsidies, the unprecedented “recommendation” of a casino license for Trump), he is not in any way a political outsider. The various people behind his campaign are further proof of this: the Trump campaign is composed of a legion of national security spooks and sophisticated right-wing operatives (John Birch Society, Council for National Policy, American Security Council, Nixon-Reagan-Bush proteges), the most prominent of which being James Woolsey, Joseph Schmitz, Michael Glassner, Roger Ailes, Stephen Bannon (a former Naval spook connected to money laundering and drug trafficking), Roger Stone, Edwin Meese, Felix Sater, and Paul Manafort. Peter Thiel, the vocal Trump supporter, spook venture capitalist co-founder of CIA-backed data mining company Palantir, Bilderberg Steering Committee member, and bank-roller of the Hulk Hogan-Gawker lawsuit is another member of this cast, although apparently less directly involved. Of course, this could be explained away as the establishment co-opting Trump, but given his background and history I find this highly unlikely. In addition to this there are numerous informal advisors not officially part of Trump’s team, one of which is likely CFR president, Richard Haass, who Trump held a secret meeting with Trump in August of 2015 when his campaign was just getting off the ground. Many other formal and informal advisors (such as Edwin Meese) are coming from the powerful Council for National Policy, which threw its weight behind Trump in May of 2016 (at least making it official – all evidence suggests they were in on Trump from the beginning) after holding a secretive meeting between themselves and all major GOP presidential contenders at the time.
So, given the fact that Donald Trump is not a political outsider, that brings us to the question of why he’s been labeled by almost the entire media a political outsider. And that, in turn takes us to the political outsider deception, which the media is the key to. In fact, it is nearly impossible to overstate the media’s role in bolstering Trump and the Trump deception.
It’s quite obvious that on a broad, chief editorial and executive level, the media has been bolstering and promoting Trump from the very beginning of his campaign, contrary to what the vast majority of people have been led to believe by the media itself. Simply put, the very media which Trump has deep connections with has curiously enough given Trump billions in free advertising through massively oversized coverage and has given Trump a pass on his most damning scandals and the most revealing parts of his past. There is a very strong positive correlation between the amount of coverage a candidate receives in the media (regardless of whether it’s positive, negative, or “biased”) and their polling numbers. This obviously doesn’t prove a causal relationship, but in the case of Trump and most other phony political outsiders, a causal relationship and direction can both be determined by looking at the timing of the beginning of Trump’s meteoric rise in coverage in the media compared to his rise in the polls. Trump’s rapid rise in the polling numbers occurred subsequent to his explosion into the public limelight wherein his name was mentioned hundreds upon hundreds of times a day (which is highly peculiar even for an already wildly popular politician) and received in the primary season up to 20 times more coverage than all other GOP candidates combined in the mainstream media, strongly suggesting that his increased coverage in the media caused his rise in the poll numbers despite the fact that his coverage was largely negative (in reality, barring scandal, both good and bad PR have largely the same effect of increasing a given candidate’s popularity).
Not only has the media gifted Trump unprecedented amounts of free advertising and control of the news cycle (the opposite of what the media does when they’re attempting to cut someone down), they’ve behaved deceptively in their characterizing of Trump as a political outsider, something which they’ve achieved by literally constantly explicitly stating as such (not even Trump himself explicitly states that he’s an outsider) and omitting stories about Trump and his past which would tend to discredit the outsider notion .The mainstream media of the masses, i.e. cable news, largely blows off detailed exposes of Trump’s high-level political corruption and manipulation (e.g., Trump Foundation, mafia & drug connections) and refutations of Trump’s assertions that he is self-made (e.g., Politico’s “Artifice of the Deal”), whereas with Clinton, the media (which, according to the alternative media gets its talking points from Hillary Clinton and the DNC) obsesses and frets over her various scandals such as Emailgate, Benghazi, and the Clinton Foundation (of course, Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as Sec. of State was discovered a full 4 years ago and was only emphasized in the media right as election season ramped up).
Forget both the overwrought and oversimplified analyses of coverage of the election by the alternative media attempting to find comprehensive media bias in favor of Clinton/against Trump by pointing out relatively small biases at the production level (such as taking quotes out of context and accusations of racism) and instead focus on more general patterns and overall narrative the media pushes in regards to the election – it is here where evidence of the media’s subtle bolstering of Trump and gradual denigration of Clinton appears. Of course, this isn’t to say that most in the media (mostly at the lower levels) aren’t anti-Trump – they are (and this shows itself in the numerous small instances of bias against Trump in many stories lasting only maybe 1/2-1 full news cycle), but at the executive news level there is clearly an agenda to drum the notion of Trump as a political outsider and disruptor who will route the establishment into peoples’ heads (just as they did with Obama, Bill Clinton, Ross Perot, Reagan. etc.) and a separate but related agenda to, as the media’s historically done, portray Clinton as a hopelessly corrupt Beltway creature, which of course is largely accurate (I’ll get more into detail on Clinton later). Some specific proofs of this are CNN staffer’s frequent complaints of Jeff Zucker’s insistence that Trump be covered virtually all the time (the media’s effort to promote Trump is compartmentalized) , the fact that almost all interviews with Trump on mainstream cable news feature softball questions entirely, media bending of stories to lend credibility to Trumpian rhetoric (the best example being the San Francisco pier shooting), and several unprecedented instances of certain shows’ hosts and producers allowing Trump to tell them what they can and cannot ask him (Morning Joe, Dr. Oz, literally every Fox program, etc.).
Another interesting component of the ever-evolving Trump media complex has been Julian Assange and his organization Wikileaks, which, I will establish in a later post is most likely an intelligence community-backed honeypot. That is a tad off-topic and meandering for the purposes of this article, though.
As for Hillary Clinton, there is a tendency to view Hillary and Bill as one in the same and an assumption that Hillary is the presumed favorite of the powers-that-be. However, this is simply not true, as Hillary Clinton is a different animal than Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, or Barack Obama. Whereas Trump, Bill, and Obama are all merely concerned with fame and vanity and are willing to serve as figureheads while the executive is being run secretly by low-profile clandestine operatives (advisors, White House counselors, the NSC, deputy secretaries, etc.), Hillary clearly displays a lust for power and a disdain for the spotlight, which makes sense given the fact that Hillary has been a handler of Bill’s for decades and is not okay with taking orders, lying down when need be, being leaned on, or being manipulated.
Bill Clinton often remarked that all he wanted was ‘to be elected governor of Arkansas’, not actually run it. Donald Trump Jr. implied his father was largely the same when he told vice presidential interviewees that they would be in charge of policy and most decision making while Donald would be in charge of “making American great again,” i.e. a figurehead celebrity-president. And this gets to the core of the issue – those willing to be complete and utter puppets are most likely to be promoted by the powers that be. Of course, there have been presidents who have not been puppets in recent history such as Bush I. However, all of them have been quite different from Hillary in that they all without fail have come from good-ol’-boy networks within the deep state and can be trusted by the deep state. Hillary merely latched onto someone she knew had an inside track in politics (Bill). Of course, the only reason Bill had an inside track into politics at all was that he had proven himself a reliable errand boy and low-level informant for the CIA at Oxford and after being further vetted by established powers as someone who would reliably do his handlers’ bidding made Attorney General and then governor of Arkansas with the financial and political backing of several power brokers, the most prominent of which being billionaire Stephens Inc.-owner Jackson Stephens, who was intimately involved in facilitating more than a few black CIA and NSA operations through his various businesses (another major backer of Clinton’s was Don Tyson). Hillary, unlike Bill, was not handpicked and groomed to achieve a high office, and therefore has not received the same media protection and promotion Bill received when he first ran for president.
There are many potential reasons for why a Donald Trump is being promoted by the established powers besides being a manipulable figurehead. Trump, being a Republican, would likely have success in rallying support behind further wars in the Middle East and expanding the scope of the police and surveillance state. Notice that there’s been a recent uptick in Islamic fear-mongering corresponding with the rise of western-backed ISIS and several high-profile Islamic terrorist attacks (all of which have had government black operations components). In addition to this, the manufactured Trump phenomenon is fundamentally restructuring the GOP and making it a viable party again as part of an effort to shore up the two-party system. Trump has brought the vast formerly politically apathetic white working class into the GOP’s fold. However, this is unfalsifiable and highly speculative.
One of the most fascinating and seldom discussed aspects of the Trump campaign/phenomenon is the use of Trump camp proxies, shills, and surrogates in both the mainstream and alternative media in plainsight.
However, before getting to the use of these proxies specifically, it’s important to preface it by touching on the media’s complicity in Trump’s meteoric rise from the very beginning (about halfway through 2015). There are several evidences for this, and I’ll touch on the key ones here:
1) The media heaped massively oversized coverage (i.e. free advertising) upon Trump (mentioning his name hundreds upon hundreds of times a day on mainstream cable news networks) subsequent to Trump’s registering of significant numbers in polls. The significance of this is that it disproves the assertion by many that the media simply responded to Trump’s popularity by giving him more coverage or that the media only started covering him once he became popular enough to start making them tons of money through increased ratings and viewership (if this were true and it was merely a cynical ploy by the media to make money off of Trump, why didn’t they do this when Trump played up running in 2008 and 2012? – he behaved similarly then). And we now have direct proof of intentional inflation of the amount of Trump coverage in the media with complaints from within CNN about how there are orders from the top (i.e. Jeff Zucker) to cover Trump incessantly;
2) Virtually every major media organization treats Trump with kid gloves. This goes for Fox, CNN, MSNBC, etc. All three of these networks seem especially willing to treat Trump preferentially, for example by letting Trump conduct interview over phone or on his home turf in the Trump Tower (the media in all other cases requires that major political figures conduct interviews via live satellite uplink or in-studio) and by refusing to ask him any tough questions in interviews, push back on anything he says, or catch in him any err live (the media will do these things in interviews with people they are truly attempting to destroy, such as Ron Paul). In fact, not only does the media treat Trump with kid gloves, but, as evidenced by the Morning Joe leak, the media literally allows Trump to commandeer them and tell them what they can and cannot ask them! This point is fleshed out further in my post “Trump and the election, again”;
3) If the media were truly deadset on destroying Trump, they would do what the media does to people they’ve subdued historically – pull the microphone/not cover the subject they don’t want gaining traction, blow the subject off as inconsequential and laugh them off the stage, or, in special circumstances, reveal a truly catastrophic scandal that results in a blitz of coverage but does result in the subject going down. The media has been doing the exact opposite of these three things since Trump entered the political scene halfway through 2015. The media heaps mounds of coverage on Trump, even though some of it is critical (but, as the old saying goes, all PR is good PR), continually plays him up as a serious candidate (unlike in 2008 and 2012), and never throws any real dirt in Trump’s direction (like his association with Epstein- only weaksauce quotes out of context and criticisms of his performance in the real estate and casino business which the media knows are just political talking points, will never truly fly and can be deflected easily by the Trump team and Trump supporters in the media.
The fourth has to do with the main subject of this blog post – the mainstream (and controlled alternative) media’s willingness to bring on (in some cases explicit) Trump proxies and surrogates.
First, we’ll touch on Roger Stone, the former Trump campaign manager who has been the primary Trump proxy operating in the alternative media realm, frequently appearing on the Alex Jones Show/Infowars and occasionally on Fox (which is supposedly anti-Trump). Stone has a rather colorful history – politically assassinating Eliot Spitzer (and then bragging about the lies he told about him), helping get Bush into office in 2000, serving as Nixon’s man in Washington in the ’80s, aiding Reagan’s career with the help of Roy Cohn (Stone delivered a briefcase containing a bribe and/or blackmail material to the head lawyer of the New York Liberal party to split the opposition to Reagan in the state), and undermining the Democrats’ chances of winning the presidency in 2004 after he began “advising” Al Sharpton (himself an FBI informant), among other things. Of course, Stone claims that he’s officially off the Trump campaign and off the payroll, but this is doubtful given that acting as a mouthpiece and disinformation outlet for Trump is still Stone’s fulltime job (even going to the extent of flying around the country organizing rallies and convention disruption ploys) and storied political operatives and tricksters such as himself don’t work for no gain. Stone himself claims that he’s been a close confidante of Trump for decades (and still is today) and a lobbyist for Trump’s business interests. The relationship between the two shouldn’t be surprising given the fact that Stone was introduced to Trump by Trump’s mentor, deceased CIA-connected fixer and legal hit man Roy Cohn.
It is of course not surprising that alternative media (WorldNetDaily, Breitbart, Drudge, Infowars, Rense, Coast to Coast, etc.) is playing along with the mainstream media in bolstering Trump (though in a far more explicit manner) and the over-hyped and government engineered Islamic threat seeing as though right wing alternative media is a controlled, insular cult very much tied into the Christian right-wing power structure consisting of the John Birch Society and organizations connected to it such as the Council on National Policy. Joseph Farah, the founder of WorldNetDaily, was at one point member of the CNP. Sebastian Gorka, who’s been the National Security Editor at Breitbart since 2014, has not only been employed as a consultant (read: possibly paid off) by the Trump campaign but also happens to be a grade-A counterterrorism and counterintelligence spook. Roger Stone, who has previously been associated exclusively with Eastern Establishment liberal Republicans, has recently been brought into the fold of this clique and has been at the epicenter of reviving Clinton scandals and conspiracy theories.
This time-honored tradition among the right-wing alternative media originates with the documentary “The Clinton Chronicles,” which was produced by then-to-be CNP member Pat Matrisciana and funded by anti-Clinton CIA asset Richard Mellon Scaife. It was then promoted by CNP insider and ultra-Christian right-wing asset Jerry Falwell. Some parts of the documentary are true, namely drug running out of Mena, Arkansas and the connected money laundering associated with BCCI/CIA, Don Tysons, and Jackson Stephens (although the documentary doesn’t dig all the way into the Mena story as that would necessitate recognizing that drug running out of Mena originated before Clinton became governor under the direction of the Reagan-Bush CIA).
Other parts, such as the Clinton body count, Whitewater, Bill’s sexual misconduct, and Bill Clinton rape accusations are often unclear and less solid (although they did spawn tens of other documentaries on the topics). The sexual allegations have been by far the most damaging to the Clintons (in fact these eventually morphed into the Lewinsky investigation headed up by CNP/Christian right-wing insider Kenn Starr) and are what Roger Stone has expounded upon and added to in his latest book, The Clinton’s War on Women. This is the latest in the long line of publications backed by Christian right-wing groups pushing the disinformation that the Clintons single handedly hijacked Arkansas and the country once and wish to do it again. The truth about the Clintons is that they themselves don’t hijack anything – they are puppets who were initially facilitated and brought to power by kingmakers such as Jackson Stephens and Don Tysons. Now, even the mainstream media has joined in on attacking the Clintons (before 2008, the media more or less protected the Clintons) by hyping the email and Benghazi stories conveniently right before the election season began ramping up in order to help CIA-connected Trump. Stone aides this.
Ann Coulter’s shilling for Trump isn’t surprising given her connections to the radical ultra-Christian right which date clear back to the phony Paula Jones rape case (promoted by the whole cast of characters from the CNP – Falwell, Pat Robertson, John Whitehead, etc.) when Coulter was an unpaid advisor to Jones’ attorney.
Next, we have Corey Lewandowski, another former Trump campaign manager (and former Koch operative) who was supposedly fired and subsequently shunned by the campaign now run by former Roger Stone colleague and operative Paul Manafort (despite Lewandowski having been spotted at a Trump event in New Hampshire after supposedly being fired). Now, Lewandowski, while still being paid by the Trump campaign (and likely contractually obliged not to say anything negative about Trump), is at CNN, a network whose operational chief (Jeff Zucker) is intent on covering Trump as much as humanely possible. Of course, CNN knows this and knows very well that Lewandowski will not be an unbiased commentator, yet they still hire him. Now, in addition to Roger Stone, we have another person who, with no pretense of neutrality at all whatsoever, is allowed to become a mouthpiece on a major news outlet.
Jeffrey Lord, Katrina Pierson, Healy Baumbardner, Kayleigh MacEnany are additional Trump shills featured on CNN. Lord was a political director in the Reagan White House (it seems as though the Trump phenomenon has been engineered by ex-Reagan operatives such as Stone, Manafort, Lord, etc.). McEnany is an up and coming operative and alumnus of the Georgetown Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Several politicians who’ve become Trump acolytes play into the Trump media complex, the most prominent of which being former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani (who happens to have quite a past with Trump) and former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is still engaged in the gradual process of rebuilding his image and reentering public life.
Certainly, Trump operatives’ influence isn’t contained to cable news networks. Tens of influential right-wing radio hosts are effective Trump proxies, the most notable of which being CIA-facilitated Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage/Weiner, and now even Bill O’Reilly, who was initially a tad pregnant on Trump. Limbaugh is by far the most sophisticated and least explicit, but subtly bolsters the idea that the Trump phenomenon is an entirely organic one which threatens the establishment by making it a point nearly every show to claim that Trump is “not a media creation,” which of course is obviously untrue to anyone who bothers to actually look.
All of the people mentioned above are part of the machine operating deep inside both mainstream and alternative media to bolster the phony outsider Trump by giving him tens of billions in free advertising. Trump isn’t some genius at maneuvering the media – the media promotes him on their own.