Trump, war, the Pentagon and the conservative establishment

Trump and his defense-sector dominated administration are clearly salivating at the thought taking military action against Iran and North Korea (at the very least) while the mainstream media foments and reinforces this sentiment through its unremitting anti-Russian hysteria and by showering the Trump administration with praise and flattery every time it even hints at intervention or takes military action. Remember this?

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The Pentagon has already bombed Syria, sent almost 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan (with additional plans in the works to send even more troops in and give the Pentagon far broader authority to conduct operations in Afghanistan), lobbied for the creation of a “Space Corps” (reminiscent of Reagan-era SDI schemes) and more recently been dreaming up proposals to supply Ukraine with antitank missiles and other high-end weapons, which would take the US-Russia proxy war in Ukraine to a new level. However, at least in the short-term, these seem to be relatively minor agenda items compared to Iran and North Korea.

Only two months into the Trump administration, neoconservative NatSec booster and former Kissinger and Weinberger aide, K.T. McFarland (who was at that time Deputy National Security Adviser), convened a meeting of national security experts and officials to discuss potentially taking military action against North Korea – a drastic departure from previous administrations’ North Korea strategy. Despite the fact that the more diplomatically inclined H.R. McMaster and Dina Powell have replaced Flynn and McFarland at the National Security Council, the tone on North Korea hasn’t changed in the slightest and the NSC and Pentagon continue to prepare military options against North Korea and, as far as anyone knows, has not pushed back against the president or any of his cabinet members’ inflammatory pro-war intimations. Of course, the media is complicit with North Korea and the White House in this escalation, as it has hyped the North Korean threat by obsessively and ceaselessly theorizing and speculating as to which American cities North Korea can hit with ICBMs.

On the Iran front, things don’t appear to be any better despite the fact that the media has not been giving it as much attention as Korea. Iran has long been a target of the West due to 1) the fact that it’s the only Middle Eastern country with any semblance of a native defense industry that isn’t reliant on the US for parts, maintenance and engineering and 2) Israel’s wish that Iran be wiped off the map since it is the only real long-term cultural, military and economic threat to its intended complete dominance of the Middle East. Trump, McMaster, Tillerson and extreme Iran-hawk Mattis are actively scheming to sabotage the Iran “deal” (which was almost certainly a carefully designed trap from the beginning) by finding a way to declare than Iran is technically in noncompliance with the deal, thereby setting the stage for a military confrontation. This is of course the exact same course of action that the Bush II administration took in the run-up to the Iraq War.

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Even absent drastic acts of foreign intervention, the Pentagon will surely remain happy throughout the Trump administration, as it has made it blatantly obvious that it wishes to drastically expand the Department of Defense in regards to both its size and scope by lifting caps on spending and has deliberately sidelined (to the extent it can) the National Security Council and empowered the Pentagon (as well as the CIA) to make national security and military decisions more independently and absent White House meddling. This shift of power from the NSC to the Pentagon and the resulting streamlining of military decisions is perhaps the most consequential and significant aspect of the Trump presidency, yet it hardly receives any coverage at all.

…the presidential candidate who termed our military a “disaster” and insisted that huge spending increases were needed to bring it back up to par. A window into this Trump’s thinking can be found in a speech he gave in Philadelphia in early September. Drawing heavily on a military spending blueprint created by Washington’s right-wing Heritage Foundation, Trump called for tens of thousands of additional troops; a Navy of 350 ships (the current goal is 308); a significantly larger Air Force; an anti-missile, space-based Star Wars-style program of Reaganesque proportions; and an acceleration of the Pentagon’s $1 trillion “modernization” program for the nuclear arsenal (now considered a three-decade-long project).

Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies estimates that, if Trump faithfully follows the Heritage Foundation’s proposal, he could add more than $900 billion to the Pentagon’s budget over the next decade. Trump asserts that he would counterbalance this spending splurge with corresponding cuts in government waste but has as yet offered no credible plan for doing so (because, of course, there isn’t one).

You won’t be surprised to learn, then, that the defense industry, always sensitive to the vibes of presidential candidates, has been popping the champagne corks in the wake of Trump’s victory. The prospects are clear: A new Pentagon spending binge is on the horizon. – Mother Jones

This is without a doubt the reason why the largely Pentagon and CIA based conservative national security-booster establishment thrust Trump into office. The primary architect of this putsch was likely former CIA director James Woolsey, the most connected neoconservative Zionist in the world who features prominently on many NGO advisory boards (including many run by the liberal diplomatic establishment), has served on the board of nearly every major defense company under the sun and has remained a consummate Pentagon insider his entire career. Woolsey likely accomplished this through using renegade boyscout Michael Flynn as his proxy. Woolsey developed a close relationship with Flynn throughout the 2016 election season and into Flynn’s tenure as National Security Advisor – Woolsey served as an advisor to the Trump presidential campaign as well as a board member of Flynn Intel Group, attended a meeting alongside Flynn with Turkish government officials about covertly capturing Fethullah Gulen and sending him back to Turkey and was even offered the position of CIA director (again) by Flynn.

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James Woolsey (center) with Allied military intelligence officer Victor Jones (left) and French Spy Jeannie de Clarens (right).

Other hawk establishment mainstays within the Trump orbit are John Bolton (who Trump desperately wanted to install in either the State Department or NSC), Center for Security Policy head and Reagan Pentagon official Frank Gaffney, Palantir owner Peter Thiel, the Mercers (GOP donors behind Cambridge Analytica), Blackwater founder Erik Prince, Edwin Meese, Frank Keating and a collection of lower profile national security officials from past Republican administrations (particularly Reagan and Bush II’s).[1][2]

Flynn has already halfway fulfilled his role as a fall guy for the Woolsey, Trump and friends’ maneuverings – he was forced to resign as national security adviser and is currently being investigated by two grand juries in Virginia and Washington, D.C. The entire media is reeling over the Russian election interference and related investigations. The altmedia (a national security state vassal at this point) is claiming that the investigations are witch-hunts headed by “deep state” Democrat operatives intent on destroying Donald Trump while the mainstream media and various left-wing outlets assert that they will inevitably lead to the president’s impeachment. Neither of these narratives are accurate. The investigation will likely go the way of Iran Contra, Scooter Libby, the many Clinton-era scandals, etc. – only fall guys, dupes and patsies (look to surrogates such as Flynn, Manafort, Carter Page, etc. to fill this role) will go down, leaving the core of the administration and its deep state elements in place. Even if Donald Trump himself goes down, he still will have served his purpose as an enabler of the more hawkish elements of the deep state and his Pentagon-boosting legacy and neoconservative foreign policy are not going to be undone by Mike Pence.

Notes:

[1] Here’s Why the Defense Industry Is Ecstatic About a President Trump

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/11/tomdispatch-trump-military-foreign-affairs/

[2] Deep State misappropriation and the cryptocratic clique behind Trump

https://akamaitree.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/deep-state-misappropriation-the-cryptocratic-clique-behind-trump/

Alt-Right’s Richard Spencer handled by deep state family

In 2014, three Americans were in Budapest, Hungary organizing an international conference for the white nationalist think tank, the National Policy Institute: the contentious white supremacist and progenitor of the term “alt-right”, Richard Spencer, the refined, cosmopolitan, Ivy League-educated editor of white nationalist publication American Renaissance, Jared Taylor and enigmatic publishing heir, William Regnery II. Among those who were to speak at the event was none other than Alexander Dugin, a rabidly anti-liberal and anti-Western “Eurasianist” with very close ties to Vladimir Putin and Russia’s military and national security apparatus. Richard Spencer’s wife Nina Byzantina, who was also present at the meeting, translates Dugin’s works into English in her spare time.

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Richard Spencer (left) & Jared Taylor (center) at a National Policy Institute conference

Hungarian authorities believed the meeting to have been orchestrated by the CIA in an attempt to embarrass Hungary’s newly-elected right-wing government and the three Americans were swiftly intercepted and spirited out of the country.

“The government thought that it was a CIA plot,” a source with inside knowledge of Hungarian counterintelligence said in an interview. “They are completely paranoid, and when this conference was announced, they were convinced that this was an American action,” the source said. “They guessed that US intelligence services set up this conference so they can say Hungary is a home for right-wing extremist activists and then blackmail them in the international media.”[1]

Everyone else scoffed at the idea that these three American stooges were part of a CIA plot. The idea that any of these clueless “white nationalist” oafs is even remotely connected to the CIA is absurd… right?

The Regnery Connection

The National Policy Institute was founded as a “racial realist” and “white nationalist” think tank and lobbying effort in 2005 by William Regnery II, who has used his family money to fund the rapid growth of numerous hard-right white nationalist and “anti-Semitic” groups such as the Martel Society, another think tank founded by Regnery II in 2001 which publishes The Occidental Quarterly and runs the Occidental Observer website. Immediately after founding the Martel Society, Regnery II came out swinging, advocating for a radical reconfiguring of the United States and its internal borders based on racial, religious and cultural lines.[2] At some point, Regnery discovered heedless agitator Richard Spencer, who he fostered an intimate relationship with and in 2011 installed as the frontman and nominal head of the NPI, which established the NPI as the chief staging ground for the blossoming, rabidly pro-Trump “alternative right” movement which is characterized by an authoritarian European-style right-wing populist ideology (in contrast to the North America-exclusive libertarian ideology of say Ron Paul). While Spencer is technically the chairman of the NPI, it is still run behind the scenes by Regnery. Richard Spencer referred to him as the chairman of the organization as recently as 2014, five years after Regnery supposedly stepped down from the position.

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William Regnery II

Despite this, Regnery (who is known for his extreme secretiveness and reclusiveness) is conspicuously lacking in any kind of publicity – his name is scarcely mentioned at all on the NPI’s website and at NPI conferences, he goes almost entirely unmentioned and very rarely speaks. When he does speak, he is almost never recorded. It appears as though this reticent character handles the colorful frontman Spencer, who speaks to and consults with Regnery almost daily. According to Spencer himself, Regnery has played a “vitally important and indispensable” role in bolstering the alt-right movement and that he “wouldn’t do a big thing without consulting him.”[3] [4]

So just exactly who is this mysterious alt-right power broker, William Regnery II? A deep dive into his family’s background perhaps validates the Hungarian government’s understanding of Spencer and Regnery’s Central European misadventure as a potential CIA ploy.

Regnery’s family has been deeply connected to the right-wing power structure and intelligence community since the early 20th century. Regnery II’s grandfather and originator of the family’s wealth and political influence was William Henry Regnery, a wealthy Chicago textile manufacturer. William Henry was a founding member of the American Security Council, which throughout the postwar era has sat at the center of the right-wing defense establishment and seeks to influence American foreign policy through the doctrine of “peace through strength.”

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Nina Byzantina, Richard Spencer and….. Laura Bush?? Who in the blue hell is Regnery II going around introducing Richard Spencer to?

ascHistorical membership of the ASC reads like a who’s who of the intelligence and national security establishments – CIA counterintelligence chief James Jesus Angleton, founding CIA member and Iran-Contra orchestrator John Singlaub, neoconservative Reagan-era diplomat Jeane Kirkpatrick, former deputy national security advisor and Nixon Secretary of State Alexander Haig, inventor of the hydrogen bomb and SDI architect Edward Teller, DoD scientist and presidential advisor John S. Foster, Jr., lead Manhattan Project physicist Eugene Wigner, father of the neutron bomb and RAND Corporation think tanker Samuel T. Cohen and dozens of others highly connected to the military, CIA, FBI, corporate America, etc. The ASC’s spin-off think tank, the Center for Security Policy, is similarly connected, featuring former CIA director and supreme neoconservative-Zionist James Woolsey, Dick Cheney, neoconservative former chairman of the Defense Policy Board Richard Perle, former director of the CIA and Secretary of State James Schlesinger and Paul Wolfowitz as members.

Throughout its reign as the cream of defense establishment think tanks, the ASC and its members covertly backed Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan, coordinated anti-Communist witch hunts with the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover and Allen Dulles, lobbied for anti-detente foreign policies throughout the ’60s and ’70s, almost single-handedly crafted Reagan’s foreign policy, was highly involved in Iran-Contra and CIA drug running out of Southeast Asia and factored strongly in the design of the Strategic Defense Initiative.[5] [6]

In 1978 the ASCF created the “National Strategy for Peace through Strength,” and has been cited numerous times with providing the overall foreign affairs theme for the administration of former President Ronald Reagan. President Reagan personally gave the ASCF credit for this on several occasions and said America won the Cold War based upon the ASCF’s “National Strategy for Peace through Strength” doctrine.[7]

After William Henry Regnery died, his son Henry Regnery (Regnery II’s uncle), replaced him at the American Security Council and in powerful conservative political circles, but Henry’s knack was for propaganda, not defense policy. Henry’s publishing company, Regnery Publishing, which for many decades was the most prominent conservative publishing house in the US, was funded by the CIA according to intelligence officer and Watergate mastermind E. Howard Hunt.[8] It was the first major publishing outfit to release writings of the John Birch Society and later went on to publish preeminent conservative figures William Buckley, Russell Kirk, Whittaker Chambers, Ann Coulter, Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump, Oliver North, Dinesh D’Souza and William Casey among others.

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Al Regnery

Henry Regnery’s son, Al Regnery (Regnery II’s cousin), became president of Regnery Publishing in the ’80s after a stint in the Reagan Justice Department and in 2003 became editor-in-chief of the elite conservative American Spectator magazine, a position he held until 2012. Al is additionally the chairman of the William F. Buckley-founded Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a Young Republicans-esque college recruitment organization that Regnery II was a member of in his college years. Through the ISI, both Regnerys became good friends with Reagan attorney general and advisor Edwin Meese, who was involved in the SDI, Iran-Contra and the bizarre Inslaw/PROMIS scandal.[4] More recently, Meese 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.[9]

Who Regnery II’s parents were is unclear, but what is sure is that one of his parents was one of Regnery I’s five children other than Henry and that Regnery II was close to his deep state family judging by the fact that he was chosen to succeed his grandfather in running the family textile empire before it went under in the ’80s.

So, to summarize, Richard Spencer’s closest advisor’s grandfather and uncle were both central members of one of the most entrenched postwar deep state think tanks, with CIA funding ran the paramount conservative publishing house for decades, helped thrust Ronald Reagan into the White House and later were part of the guild which crafted his foreign policy. Regnery II, through Richard Spencer in a 21st century digital fashion aided deep state auxiliary Donald Trump in seizing the Oval Office and has seeded and funded a network of organizations propagating a trendy new populist right-wing ideology as his ancestor’s tired Reaganesque policies and rhetorics grow tired and old.

Notes:

[1] http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/07/alt-right-william-regnery-richard-spencer/

[2] http://www.unz.org/Pub/OccidentalQuarterly-2001q3-00007

[3] https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/william-h-regnery-ii

[4] https://www.revealnews.org/article/meet-the-gop-insider-who-created-white-nationalist-richard-spencer/

[5] https://isgp-studies.com/american-security-council

[6] http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/american_security_council/

[7] https://www.ascfusa.org/content_pages/view/about

[8] https://books.google.com/books?id=vh7sx2xtjGEC&pg=PA161&lpg=PA161&dq=regnery+publishing+cia+funded+e+howard+hunt&source=bl&ots=DP2TMIljhl&sig=h-XjfHvm_aZBkWDIAGErdBob0XM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiY-JahqdXTAhWHeCYKHfA4C6oQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=regnery%20publishing%20cia%20funded%20e%20howard%20hunt&f=false

[9] http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/reagan-for-trump-meese-leads-over-200-reaganites-to-team-trump/article/2605975

Hidden Agendas Part Two: Wikileaks and the Trump propaganda infrastructure

This article is part of a two-part series. Read Part One covering Edward Snowden and the Pentagon-spawned internet privacy movement here.

Wikileaks and its odd frontman Julian Assange are part of the constellation of knowing and unknowing propagandists making up the Trump media complex, which miraculously succeeded in parlaying a deep state auxiliary into the White House by snookering the majority of the United States into believing he was a “political outsider” and “non-politician”. It has cloaked its relatively blatant political motivations and maneuvering in the robe of a dissident hactivist leak conduit and internet privacy advocacy group. As a kind of afterthought it endlessly advertises Tor (making it just as part of the phony internet privacy marketing infrastructure luring people into an NSA-FBI honeypot honeypot as Snowden & friends), but at this point its main calling is sentiment manipulation on behalf of Trump and his underwriters judging by the steady and unwavering drip of leaks damaging to Hillary Clinton. But before discussing Wikileaks, its bolstering of Trump and the myriad of indications that it’s an intelligence operation and/or proxy, it’s important to establish the mainstream media as part of the Trump media complex – keep in mind that Wikileaks and Wikileaks-seeded narratives have been frequently mentioned even in the mainstream media (and in particular Fox News).

“Russian interference” is the crux of Trump’s coverage in the media today. Although Donald Trump does have compelling connections to the post-Soviet ex KGB-Russian Jewish mob run underground government of Russia, there is clearly some kind of agenda behind the shrill drumbeat of accusations of collusion between “the Russians” and the Trump campaign/administration by the mainstream media (the foundational accusation being that Russia “hacked” the election). While most attribute this to a seething hatred of Trump by the entirety of the media and/or a witch hunt being conducted by the political establishment and deep state, CNN (the foremost Russia-monger) itself accidentally exposed that the story was largely a “bullshit” distraction but that it was pushed nonstop for ratings and viewership, both which are higher than ever.

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Donald Trump earned $400 in free media in the last month of his campaign, which is about what John McCain spent on the entire 2008 presidential campaign from start to finish. Credit: NYTimes

This squares with Trump and his inner circle’s long-time cozy and well-hidden relationships with media executives and figures such as Jeff Zucker, Joe Scarborough/Mika Brzezinski, Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes, Lally Weymouth, Jeff Bezos, etc. whose number one priority since Trump announced his candidacy has been to cover him as much as humanly possible. 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. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump party at the Washington Post editor’s summer house in the Hamptons despite the fact that the mainstream press is allegedly out to publicly hang them. Trump has made a habit of publicly lambasting the Washington Post and its owner, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. However, it looks as if Bezos in reality peddles influence in the Trump White House:

Then, at a tech gathering at Trump Tower during the transition in December, Bezos introduced himself as someone who is “super excited about the possibilities this could be the innovation administration” and appeared to have a positive outlook after his meeting. In a statement to Business Insider at the time, Bezos said his meeting was “very productive.”

This month, Bezos participated in Mr. Trump’s roundtable with the American Technology Council at the White House and applauded the administration’s work in technological innovation. He encouraged using commercial technology to save money and develop artificial intelligence to improve government services. [1]

Kingmaker and deep state abettor supreme Rupert Murdoch (who is a prominent advisor and backer of Trump’s) used his Fox News network to shamelessly boost Trump and the same right-wing authoritarian agenda it’s always endorsed (albeit with with a populist twist). Roger Ailes, former CEO of Fox News and a key architect of television as a medium for propaganda, launched Trump’s political commentary career by giving him a daily call-in segment on Fox & Friends and advised Trump all throughout the 2015-2016 campaign, all the while maintaining a sham Twitter feud with him.

As long as all the writers and producers (many of whom do probably despise Trump) focus virtually all of their attention on the president regardless of whatever petty mini-scandals they end up exposing, everyone is happy – Trump gets the exposure and attention he so craves without ever being totally destroyed, the Trump administration (which is in effect run by a colorful assortment of financial oligarchs, think tankers and defense industry NatSec boosters) has a red herring to distract from the agenda it’s working to push through and the media networks get higher ratings. And, obviously, given this deceptive agenda, you wouldn’t expect this ubiquitous Trump camp intrigue with the media to be a very big story in the media.

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Much of Trump-related and Clinton-bashing online news (in red) was spawned by Wikileaks dumps. Credit: WaPo

The media was indeed an integral part of Trump’s winning the election – the colossal, unprecedented amount of coverage (equivalent to $2 billion in free advertising) he received, regardless of whether it was positive or negative, in addition to the torrent of email leaks and scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton (many of which were seeded by Wikileaks) that were transmitted on full blast by both the alternative and ostensibly pro-Clinton mainstream media, propelled him into a position to win both the nomination and election. The ratio of negative coverage to positive Trump received was barely higher than that of any other Republican candidate’s and, contrary to what the shill altmedia says, probably lower than that of Hillary Clinton. [2] [3] Many simply dismiss a conscious media role in boosting Trump through explaining the coverage as a response to higher polling numbers. Firstly, this fails to take into account that the mainstream media began heaping legendary amounts of coverage upon Trump before he ever registered in the polls or even announced his candidacy. Secondly, statistical studies have shown that, while increased media coverage has a strong statistically significant positive effect on public support for a given candidate, increased poll numbers only exert a small (but still statistically significant) effect on media coverage, meaning media coverage is the primary driver of public support. [4]

Coverage leads to increased public interest in a candidate, which leads to more coverage. Ultimately, this cycle results in higher poll numbers for candidates who leverage their entertainment value to reap the benefits of news coverage. Our findings demonstrate that a high volume of news coverage for candidates leads to increased support, supporting the old adage, “there’s no such thing as bad publicity.”

We do not find strong evidence to support the hypothesis that media coverage changes as a function of performance in polls. [4]

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If Trump were truly a dire threat to the deep state and the media was entirely in the pocket of the Clinton crime family as the altmedia goons suggest, subtle orders filtered down through media executives and top editors (nearly all of whom play ball with the power-elite and have intelligence connections) would have made sure that Trump be utterly blacked out in the media and treated as a mere nuisance as opposed to a legitimate threat to democracy, guaranteeing that he be relegated to obscurity, as for example Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan were. Political outsiders are simply not given full control of the news cycle. The truth is that Donald Trump, contrary to both the alternative and mainstream media, is a long-time political insider who’s throughout his life had intimate ties to some of the most powerful men in the world and installed into the Oval Office by very same kinds of people his base loathes; he’s the latest in the line of phony political outsiders which includes Ross Perot, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ted Cruz, etc. and has been thrust into power by an alliance of the American conservative/defense establishment and the international Zionist syndicate under former CIA director and top neoconservative Zionist James Woolsey. These groups are vying for power within the administration as well as consorting and scheming with the liberal “globalist” establishment, which has managed to install numerous members in the administration.[5]

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Julian Assange and Edward Snowden are similar in that they are these supposed digital anti-establishment crusaders revealing the most damning of deep state secrets, yet they’re trotted out, paraded around and given all the publicity they could ever want by the fourth estate on a regular basis (as opposed to being suicided, almost entirely ignored or eternally imprisoned, as the vast majority of whistleblowers end up), indicating that they’re either controlled assets or simply unknowing dupes being used by the deep state or a deep state faction (read: the ultra nationalist right-wing national security and Israel boosters behind the Trump presidency) to advance some kind of agenda in return for free advertising and likely large sums of money.

6c567878e4830cf4070515b6475d3a61Wikileaks, a purported political “transparency” advocacy group and email/document leak conduit, has, along with Russia been at the center of the hacking narrative since it began leaking emails and documents belonging to the DNC (which was allegedly hacked on the order of the Kremlin, which in return indirectly handed the hacked documents over to Wikileaks), DCCC, Hillary Clinton and Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta. The release of this material had a substantial impact on the course and outcome of the 2016 election largely thanks to the alternative (or, as I call “sidestream”) media and online disinformation outlet’s widespread circulation of the emails, which of course has been accompanied by their decidedly Clinton-hostile and incredibly loose interpretation of the typically ambiguous and out-of-context contents of said emails, even going so far as to construe (based on a largely fabricated code language) a far-reaching pedophile ring operating out of the non-existent basement of a high traffic pizza parlor. Given the sidestream/alternative media’s symbiotic relationship with the right-wing power structure and the fact that Wikileaks and its exotic, almost cartoonish silver-haired celebrity spokesman Julian Assange are regularly splayed all over mainstream television (even having been mentioned by presidential debate moderators), Wikileaks should be viewed with extreme suspicion.

Julian Assange displays many of the hallmarks of an intelligence asset:

  • As a child, he was, for a not insignificant amount of time through a step father, exposed to (and later on the run from) Australia’s most notorious cult – “The Family”, a New Age doomsday cult based outside Melbourne that engaged in everything from attempted drug-induced mind control of its members to food deprivation to ritual sexual abuse. Additionally, members of The Family dyed their hair white, as Julian Assange does. The group miraculously evaded prosecution and eluded law enforcement for decades, which has led some to believe that it may have been protected by federal law enforcement and/or Western intelligence. There are several other indications of this: many members had multiple identities and passports, the cult was supplied free LSD (which at the time was being used all over the world in the CIA’s MKUltra mind control experiments) by the discoverer of the substance’s psychedelic effects, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, and members of The Family at one point “nursed” Lord Casey, a prominent Australian diplomat and politician, at a Victoria psychiatric facility owned and staffed by Family cultists. Afterwards, Casey donated a large sum of money to the hospital.[6][7]
  • Assange was compromised by law enforcement in his 20s after having been caught hacking the now-defunct Canadian telecommunications equipment giant Nortel, after which it was then discovered that Assange (whose hacker handle was “Mendax”) had also been responsible for breaching the networks of Australian telecom Telstra, MILNET/the Pentagon as well as several major American corporations and more than a few American and Australian universities. Assange racked up a prodigious amount of felonies, yet served virtually no prison time. The reason given for this was that Assange supposedly had no malicious intent, but a more plausible explanation for the courts’ leniency would be because after being discovered, Assange was “turned” and gave “technical advise” to the Victoria Police Child Exploitation unit (in other words, helped the government catch online child pornographers), after which he began writing (sabotaging?) networking and encryption software and moderating computer security forums. Odds are after such a massive bust involving American government agencies (particularly the DoD), Assange was never truly let off the hook, yet remained a prominent internet privacy advocate. [8][9]
  • It is extremely rare for someone accused of serious crimes in multiple countries (in the United States and Sweden on leaking/espionage and rape charges respectively) to be granted asylum by a legitimate government, in Assange’s case the Ecuadorian government. However, this isn’t the only apparent uncustomary treatment Assange has received. In 2010, while the British government was seeking to arrest Assange at the behest of INTERPOL, it seemingly allowed him to roam southeast England in plain sight for over a month despite the fact that law enforcement was aware of his whereabouts. The explanation given was incorrectly filed paperwork, but this hasn’t stopped governments with the United States breathing down their back from carrying out questionable arrests before and this conveniently gave Assange time to make arrangements for after he was arrested. Afterwards, while under house arrest awaiting bail in the UK, Assange stayed in a sprawling ten bedroom Georgian mansion supplied by Vaughan Smith, the founder of yet another dubious “independent media” organization, the Frontline Club, a highly secretive and exclusive “media club” stacked with war propagandists primarily from mainstream British media outlets. Several members of the Club were highly involved in pushing the Snowden psyop and in 2007, the Club interviewed Russian-Jewish oligarch Boris Berezovsky after he claimed to be orchestrating an apparently quite public coup against Vladimir Putin. However, there is much reason to believe that this was merely meant to further play into the anti-oligarch, anti-organized crime song and dance Putin pulls, because before Putin ascended to the Russian presidency, he met secretly with Berezovsky five times at his Spanish villa to discuss Putin’s replacing the ailing Boris Yeltsin.
  • In 2011, famed Zionist lawyer Alan Dershowitz, part of Jeffrey Epstein, Les Wexner and Ghislaine and Robert Maxwell’s pedophilic blackmail ring, joined Assange’s legal defense team because of Wikileaks perceived promotion of “democracy” in the Middle East, which is merely a cloak for Israel’s agenda of fracturing and dominating the Middle East.

Not only does Assange raise more than a few alarms, Wikileaks as an organization behaves in a fashion unbefitting of a legitimate whistleblower organization that at the very best suggests that Wikileaks is a merely a cynical band of digital marketers being used by and latching on to political factions and at the very worst an outright intelligence front:

  • Wikileaks (like Snowden and his partners in the media) release most of their information in tranches – it’s systematically doled out in a controlled fashion and release dates are opportunistically timed. This is highly suspicious behavior indicating publicity-seeking and/or cooperation with some other entity. The vast majority of whistleblowers and leakers dump all of their data at once immediately after they’re given the opportunity to release it. Most other leakers also don’t allow establishment journalists from outlets such as the New York Times (one of whom happened to be a member of the CFR and Aspen Institute) to heavily redact and edit their documents either. The content of Wikileaks material is suspect as well. Of all the Wikileaks diplomatic cable dumps, mention of Israel is curiously almost entirely absent, and instead, conveniently for Israel (even according to Benjamin Netanyahu, who says Israel “worked in advance” to prevent damage from leaks), trumped up Iranian nuclear threat propaganda is ubiquitous in its cable dumps. Perhaps this is the reason why right-wing Zionist kingmaker Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News is so friendly to Assange, on top of Assange’s friendliness towards Murdoch accessory Trump and his back-channeling with lavender mafia-linked GOP operative Roger Stone. The bottom line is that, clearly Wikileaks and/or whoever is providing Wikileaks with its content is selectively picking and choosing what to hand over. So far, all emails/documents that have been analyzed have been verified as coming where they appear to come from and lacking any alternation via authentication of cryptographic signatures attached to all emails, but with Wikileak’s possible 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 is hypocritically opaque and obfuscatory about how it raises and handles funds. It taps less than 5 percent of funds received through PayPal and bank money transfers (not even bothering to pay for Chelsea Manning’s legal defense). And, according to a Wikileaks funds manager, it also likely receives sizable off-the-books donations from private sources. Even funds it procures from the public at large are collected and obscured in a complex roundabout method through the Wau Holland Foundation, a Hamburg-based nonprofit and freedom of information advocacy group. John Young of the genuine leak website Cryptome noted a pattern of behavior exhibited by Wikileaks that is similar to that of intelligence agencies and fronts. Other Wikileaks insiders have remarked on Cryptome that there is much internal strife within Wikileaks itself over Julian Assange’s mystifying and erratic behavior as well as his near total control over the group’s finances.[10][11]
  • 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 sham whistleblower operation.[12]
  • When Wikileaks was initially formed, it stated that it’s primary aim was to release leaked documents coming out of “China, Russia, and oppressive regimes in Eurasia, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa”, all of which incidentally happen to be the foremost targets of US intelligence, leaving out maybe only Latin America. When it initially launched, Wikileaks itself claimed to have been “founded by Chinese dissidents, mathematicians and startup company technologists, from the US, Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa.” Its advisory board “[included] representatives from expatriate Russian and Tibetan refugee communities, reporters, a former US intelligence analyst and cryptographers.”
  • Wikileaks’ recent ‘Vault 7’ CIA document dump laying out hundreds of putative CIA hacking tools appears to be nothing more than a classic limited hangout and probably partially fraudulent. Almost every single hacking technique, vulnerability and exploit “exposed” in the Vault 7 leak had been known to cybersecurity experts for years and some of the content within the documents appears to have been lifted straight off of Reddit, a disinformation hive which is itself one of the foremost proliferators and progenitors of a variety of comical Wikileaks-based conspiracy theories.
  • Wikileaks, as discussed in the Snowden section of this article, is intimately connected to the national security state derived and funded internet privacy hactivist movement, anchored by Edward Snowden, Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald/The Intercept, the EFF, FPF, Tor, BGG, etc.
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Palantir’s predictive crime modeling platform

Of course, Wikileaks is only one half of the story. It leaks the documents and emails and the defense-connected Trump digital campaign propagates them and weaves a lunatic narrative around them. The two primary anchors of the right-wing populist digital campaign (as far as we know) are Robert Mercer/Cambridge Analytica and Peter Thiel/Palantir. Before being hired by the Trump campaign (likely through its owner, Robert Mercer’s relationship with media manipulator Steve Bannon), Cambridge Analytica was employed by the Ted Cruz campaign and the pro-Brexit campaign in the UK. Analytica’s London-based parent company, SCL Group, has been involved in orchestrating military disinformation campaigns and devising “psychological warfare” techniques for the British defense establishment.[13] Analytica essentially infers traits about internet users through analyzing browsing history, location data, purchasing habits, etc. as well as unstructured data (such as full text) in order to tailor political messages to them in a discriminate fashion. Palantir, founded and owned by PayPal co-founder turned venture capital billionaire futurist and Facebook board member Peter Thiel, is a large analytics/data mining firm contracted almost exclusively by the intelligence community (the CIA in particular), law enforcement and large banks. It is basically one of the key analytics and information processing arms of the intelligence community – it’s software is used (using the intelligence community’s gargantuan dragnet and social media user data as inputs) to detect and predict target behavior. Peter Thiel is one of Trump’s closest advisors and served on his transition team. Thiel has demonstrated that he has extensive knowledge of Trump’s analytics-driven digital media campaign, which isn’t surprising given the fact that “Thiel employees” (read: Palantir) have been seconded to work for the Trump campaign. All political candidates now utilize analytics, but the Trump campaign very likely had an upper hand having scored two (and possibly more) intelligence-connected analytics firms, which naturally will have larger data sets to toy with.

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Palantir’s financial analytics dashboard

Both Cambridge Analytica and Palantir specialize in data analytics/data mining (which is essentially teasing meaningful patterns out of data) and machine learning (which is computers “learning” to generate original predictive models) which, within the context of politics, apply to psychographics (classifying people for targeting), message tailoring, sentiment manipulation, etc. This digital media campaign (along with Hillary Clinton’s) certainly featured underhanded techniques such as click farming, creating fake social media accounts/bots (almost half of Trump’s Twitter followers are bots), permeating the internet, Facebook, Twitter, etc. with suspect articles and so forth. According to federal investigators currently looking into the use of bots in the 2016 presidential campaign, bot-engineered traffic to sites such as Breitbart (which is partially owned by Robert Mercer), Infowars, RT, SputnikNews, 4chan, Reddit, YourNewsWire, Voat, etc. was a significant driver of many of the pro-Trump and anti-Clinton viral stories surrounding the election (e.g. Pizzagate, Hillary’s health, George Soros voting machines, etc.) and that it may have been “one of the most highly impactful information operations in the history of intelligence.”[14] Of course, this is all being chalked up to an exclusively “Russian” operation based out of St. Petersburg. While some operational headquarters may very well have been based out of Russia and it may be true that Russia was used as a proxy or staging area, the real story is with Cambridge Analytica and Peter Thiel, who are both in a position in the Trump inner circle and within the analytics/internet manipulation fields to serve as architects of this kind of sophisticated digital misinformation campaign. These kind of technologies paired with high-end analytics and data mining is probably the main reason that Trump garnered so much support online and how so many pro-Trump and anti-Clinton articles went viral. So what are some of the alt-right fever dream misinformation conspiracies that have gone viral as a result of Wikileaks likely in conjunction with Palantir/Analytica?

The most infamous is probably Pizzagate, the lurid theory originating from fake Twitter accounts and ludicrous anonymous 4chan posts that John Podesta in league with James Alefantis was running a child sex ring out of Alefantis’ Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant. It is entirely predicated upon the Wikileaks-released leaked Podesta emails, which the proliferators of the theory fabricated a pedophile code language off of. Of course, the idea that any kind of child sex ring – especially one involving high-level political operatives and politicians – would ever be operated out of a heavily trafficked consumer-facing commercial location or orchestrated over Gmail using identifiable email addresses (whose passwords weren’t even changed until months after leaks began) is patently absurd on the face of it. But this of course didn’t stop legions of self-styled “independent investigators”, “pedophile watchdogs” and “internet sleuths” from running with the idea and continuing to elaborate and build out the bogus conspiracy by correlating generic logos for Comet Ping Pong and surrounding restaurants with pedophile symbols, attempting to construe pedophilia references from Instagram posts, falsely claiming that several outlandish paintings appearing to reference pedophilia were owned by John Podesta, etc., etc. Pizzagate as well virtually every other sensational conspiracy blathered on about by the Pizzagate ilk are cleverly implanted in people’s heads through the introduction of bizarre observations that wouldn’t have been made by anyone hadn’t the idea been suggested.

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The above “codes” are entirely invented. Interestingly, Mike Cernovich (who authored the post on the right) is highly involved in downplaying the very real Epstein child sex ring as well as Alan Dershowitz’s involvement in it.
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Credit: FitzInfo

Roger Stone, an astoundingly underhanded (even for politics) GOP operative and long-time collaborator of Donald Trump’s introduced to him by prominent right-wing power structure installation and blackmail ring operator, Roy Cohn, likely featured heavily in the insertion of the Pizzagate narrative into public discourse. Stone has a colorful history of inventing stories and was, according to John Podesta himself, tipped off to the release of John Podesta’s emails by Julian Assange, or at the very lease had some kind of foreknowledge.[15] Why would this purported non-political hactivist Assange slip information to one of the GOP’s most notorious tricksters? It certainly makes more sense within the framework of Wikileaks and Assange being effective intelligence operations.

For a highly detailed refutation of Pizzagate, see this article

The Twitter post that initially sparked the Pizzagate theory referenced the FBI’s investigation into Anthony Weiner’s laptop as being part of a wider investigation into pedophilia. This is utterly false, but it’s worth pointing out that Anthony Weiner (and his wife Huma Abedin) could very well have been the target of an orchestrated right-wing hacking and/or entrapment campaign. The metadata in the “leaked” photos of him on Yfrog and Twitter indicate that his Twitter account was indeed hacked and his Facebook account had been hacked a week earlier.[16] Additionally, the New York Post, part of Rupert Murdoch’s right-wing media empire, has been on top of many of the Weiner embarrassments from the beginning. It has inexplicably and mysteriously obtained many text and Twitter private message conversations between Weiner and one of his unidentified victims – the New York Post does not explain how it came into possession of the conversations, which is standard practice.[17] There’s two possibilities – 1) the “mystery brunette”, who is supposedly a Trump supporter and NRA member, was a provocateur sent in to entrap and embarrass Weiner (however, she has never acknowledged leaking the conversations); or 2) the New York Post obtained the conversations through hackers. If this is the case, the illicitly obtained conversations likely came from within Rupert Murdoch’s vast electronic surveillance and hacking network which was exposed in the UK in 2010-2011 causing a massive scandal and extends to Murdoch’s media assets in the US as well.

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Summation of the News International hacking scandal

Roger Stone and the Trump misinformation grid’s fingerprints are all over another Wikileaks story as well – the DNC leaks. Stone admitted to having talked privately with “Guccifer 2.0”, which is supposedly a composite identity for two Russian hackers, “Fancy Bear” and “Cozy Bear”, both of whom are, according to the intelligence community, responsible for hacking the DNC and Emmanuel Macron’s campaign (whose emails were also leaked by Wikileaks). The claim that “Russians” were responsible for hacking Macron is very likely false given the fact that the head of France’s cyber-security agency told the Associated Press that “no trace” of Russian meddling and that it could have been “practically anyone”. In reality, nobody on the outside knows exactly who is responsible for this recent wave of breaches. The government has presented virtually zero evidence that the Russian government was behind the hacks of either the DNC or Macron’s campaign. If this truly were the work of sophisticated hackers deployed or hired by Russia, the NSA, CIA and/or FBI could provide evidence and detailed analysis of the attack and exfiltration and how the stolen data was routed and be able to present it in such a way that it would not compromise their methods or sources.

Because the DNC refused to give the FBI access to their servers to investigate the incident, the only “evidence” we have for Russian involvement is the analysis of the attack by Crowdstrike, a cybersecurity firm whose chief technical officer is a senior fellow with the anti-Russia think tank, The Atlantic Council. Crowdstrike’s own evidence is weak and inconclusive – Cyrillic text files, known Russian or Ukrainian cryptographic keys, Russian IP addresses, etc. could very easily have been the result of actors using proxies, the result of outsourced hackers or intentionally left in the server logs by someone who knew what they were doing so as to make it appear that Russia or anyone else was behind the attack (something that intelligence agencies are known to do), while in reality the attack could possibly have been orchestrated/directed by one of the spook entities surrounding Donald Trump, such as the Mossad, neocon-Zionist CIA spook James Woolsey, Peter Thiel or Erik Prince of Blackwater infamy. Even if the hackers were Russian, this means very little and certainly does not translate into Russian state support or sanctioning of the attacks – many for-hire hackers are located Russia and throughout Eastern Europe. But the bottom line is that any hacker that knows what they’re doing knows how to cover their tracks, meaning the indications that the hack originated from Russia are there for a reason, perhaps to serve as a smokescreen for deeper covert domestic involvement in the election.

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Seth Rich

The right-wing misinformation network, in contrast to the mainstream media’s Russia obsession, thrust the notion that deceased DNC staffer Seth Rich was the source of the DNC leak and that he passed the leaked trove along to Wikileaks (there is no hard evidence to support this). While Rich’s death was suspicious, the dubiousness of the Wikileaks angle of the story almost begins to compete with Pizzagate. All of the characters in the story are seemingly involved in an incestuous self-reinforcing circle. Rich’s family was put in touch with private investigator Rod Wheeler (the main source of the assertion that Rich was the leak) through Dallas businessman Ed Butowsky, a (surprise surprise) Fox commentator and Breitbart columnist. Butowsky additionally funded Wheeler, who himself is a Fox News contributor. Rich’s family claims that Kim Dotcom, the self-proclaimed “internet entrepreneur” of Megaupload fame living essentially in exile in New Zealand, attempted to hack their son’s email account presumably to plant evidence suggesting Rich was Wikileaks’ DNC source. A supposed FBI file investigating the relationship between Rich and Wikileaks made the rounds in the alternative media, but was later found to be fake.

Snowden, Wikileaks, Assange, Trump – what do they all have in common? They’ve all been undeniably built up by both the controlled fourth estate/mainstream media and alternative media, which, contrary to what many of the phony digital marketers and publicity seekers in the altmedia would have you believe, is highly manipulated by behind the scenes characters like Robert Mercer and completely vulnerable to digital traffic-engineering campaigns which are, unbeknown to most, regularly coordinated by political campaigns, intelligence agencies/assets, digital marketing groups, corporations, PR firms, etc. Anyone with a sense of discernment would notice the contradiction between these kinds of characters’ purported political outsider renegade anti-establishment status and the fact that they’re perpetually broadcast in the media to the public. While it is true that a large part of the reason for this is the fact that the public loves a hero, but the question must be asked – why are these people and groups specifically so favored while others are shut out of public discourse entirely? My answer is that the ones who do somehow make it through the filter are always in some way sanctioned because all of them without exception have covert deep state ties which are always buried by the media itself.

Notes:

[1] Trump tweet highlights complex relationship with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-tweet-highlights-complex-relationship-with-amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos/

[2] A deep dive into the news media’s role in the rise of Donald Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/06/24/a-deep-dive-into-the-news-medias-role-in-the-rise-of-donald-j-trump/?utm_term=.4c177729b490

[3] Study: Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, gets the most negative media coverage

https://www.vox.com/2016/4/15/11410160/hillary-clinton-media-bernie-sanders

[4] Media Coverage, Public Interest, and Support in Primary Elections

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2709208

[5] Deep state misappropriation and the cryptocratic clique behind Trump

https://akamaitree.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/deep-state-misappropriation-the-cryptocratic-clique-behind-trump/

[6] FTR #724 Wiki of the Damned

http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-724-wiki-of-the-damned/

[7] Except from Unseen, Unheard, Unknown

http://www.leavingsiddhayoga.net/unseen.htm

[8] Julian Assange

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Assange

[9] Assange helped our police catch child pornographers

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/assange-helped-our-police-catch-child-pornographers-20110211-1aqnl.html

[10] WIKILEAKS CASH FLOWS IN, DRIPS OUT

https://www.wired.com/2010/07/wikileaks-funding/

[11] Wikileaks CIA, Soros and Competitors Backlash

https://cryptome.org/0003/wikileaks-lash.htm

[12] WikiLeaks Threatens Its Own Leakers With $20 Million Penalty

https://www.wired.com/2011/05/nda-wikileaks/

[13] Cruz-Connected Data Miner Aims to Get Inside U.S. Voters’ Heads

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/features/2015-11-12/is-the-republican-party-s-killer-data-app-for-real-

[14] Feds Probe ‘Bot-Engineered’ Pro-Trump Fake News

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/feds-investigate-pro-Trump-bots/2017/03/20/id/779803/

[15] Podesta says Trump adviser Roger Stone may have had ‘advance knowledge’ of hack

https://www.yahoo.com/news/podesta-says-trump-adviser-roger-stone-may-have-had-advance-knowledge-of-hack-020432912.html?force=load

[16] Was Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account hacked? The evidence for and against

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2011/06/tricky_dick.html

[17] How Did The NY Post Get Anthony Weiner’s Texts And Pics?

http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/30/how-did-the-ny-post-get-anthony-weiners-texts-and-pics/

Deep State misappropriation and the cryptocratic clique behind Trump™

This article has been updated.

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:

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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.

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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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

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Ross Perot pictured at 2010 AFIO meeting (photo credit: ISGP)

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.[3][4]

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Pictured: The Stephens, Inc. building, dominating Little Rock’s skyline. Houses the offices of the investment firm Jackson Stephens founded.

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.”[5]

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Little Rock – The headquarters of Acxiom, a database management and marketing services software/IT company primarily involved in mining consumer and financial data. Began as Jackson Stephens-backed firm Systematics, which was at the center of the notorious PROMIS scandal along with the NSA.

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.[6][7][8]

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Unlike the crude and impulsive Trump, Obama knows how to act and what to do when he knows cameras are likely pointed in his direction. A large part of Obama’s appeal was his mystique, which he was able to maintain throughout his presidency.

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. Friedrich had three children – Fred, John and Elizabeth Trump. John Trump was an MIT researcher who developed radars for the Allies during World War II and was called in by the FBI after Nikola Telsa’s death to Tesla’s hotel room, presumably to review his papers and notes, which some believed to contain designs for a “death ray” (otherwise known as a directed energy weapon or particle beam). 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.[9]

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. fredtrumpFred 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 with various government bodies as well as the Navy. 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.[9] 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

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Cohn & Trump (Cohn on far left)

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

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“I don’t kid myself about Roy. He was no Boy Scout.” – Donald Trump, The Art of the Dealpg. 99 (*Cohn on far right)

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.[10][11][12]

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. [12]

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(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. [13]

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The Plaza Hotel in Midtown Manhattan (photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.” [14]

cohnfrogTrump 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 at least since the election season began 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

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From internal Nixon administration memo authored by Ailes

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)

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Trump’s home in Sterling, VA. Notice the camera.

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. Just a sampling of such busts include an FBI surveillance operation that busted a gambling and money laundering ring headed up by the Russian mafia that operated out of a suite in Trump Tower (among many other mob-related busts) and a separate covert operation that 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 – him and the people around him play both sides.

The Trump-CIA-Mossad-Mafia nexus

It is popularly know even among mainstream politicos that Donald Trump has conducted extensive business with “the mafia” and that he became indirectly connected to Italian mobsters such as Nicky Scarfo (the long-time head of the Philadelphia mob) and Tony Salerno (the head of the Genovese crime family in New York) through Roy Cohn, who hosted the bosses of the five New York crime families in his law office to circumvent FBI surveillance. However, the Italian mob isn’t even the half of the story – everywhere criminal syndicates appear 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 Israel boosting 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 ended up having a significant ownership stake in and for whom Trump served as little more than a colorful front man for its most ambitious project.

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Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Resorts International originated as a project of Allen Dulles – Dulles gave Thomas Dewey $2 million in CIA money to purchase the Crosby-Miller Co., which would then go on to take over Mary Carter Paint, which became a CIA front company masquerading as a legitimate paint store chain whose purpose was almost exclusively to facilitate the laundering of money for American and Israeli intelligence by covering for and aiding the Meyer Lansky syndicate’s laundering, gambling and drug trafficking operations. Later, the company was spun-off into Resorts International as its primary business became the ownership and operation of casinos and resorts in both the United States and Bahamas used to launder money for deniable CIA & Mossad operations. Resorts had a wholly owned subsidiary, Intertel, a private security company which provided internal “security” at Resorts properties as well as to other lovely parties such as Howard Hughes, the Shah of Iran and Anastasio Somoza. Among Resorts’ financial backers were Meyer Lansky, the CIA and military connected Mellons, David Rockefeller, Switzerland-based Mossad money launderer Tibor Rosenbaum and the Rothschilds.[15]

In the mid 80s, after expressing interest in buying the Taj Mahal (at the time owned by Resorts) in organized crime-ridden Atlantic City, where the Lansky crime syndicate had begun expanding operations to in the early 80s. In a highly peculiar deal, Trump entered into a $60 million management contract with Resorts by which he would in effect be paid to supervise his own investment in the company – the construction of the Taj Mahal. After Resorts’ chairman, CIA man James Crosby died, Trump bought a 93% controlling interest in Resorts in order to finance the Taj Mahal project, after which he bought out the rest of the company then almost immediately sold most of its assets to Merv Griffin, retaining ownership only of the Taj Mahal. However, this was clearly not just some relatively innocuous corporate maneuvering – Trump apparently carried on Resorts’ criminal legacy, as Trump’s Taj Mahal has had to pay tens of millions in fines over its 25 years in existence for “willful non-compliance” with money-laundering laws and according to federal investigators became the preferred gambling spot for Russian mobsters from Brooklyn. Trump’s other casinos curiously have near perfect compliance histories.

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Pictured: The BNY Mellon building in downtown Pittsburgh. The Mellon family is linked to the right-wing American national security and defense/scientific establishments and was instrumental in bringing a major defense industry and military presence to Pittsburgh (mostly through the spook-mill that is Carnegie Mellon University).

Other interesting dealings of Trump’s are his purchase of the property Trump Plaza was built on from members of the Philadelphia Cosa Nostra (Sicilian mafia), his sale of a Palm Beach mansion for an inexplicably huge sum of $95 million to Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian fertilizer billionaire and the 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’).[16][17][18]

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Trump Building (his most valuable property) – 40 Wall Street, New York, NY

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.[19]

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), legendary Russian-Jewish mobster Semion Mogilevich, and Ukrainian born Israeli citizen and Giuliani-backing “businessman” Sam Kislin, among plenty others.[10]

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Trump Tower’s foyer

So not only does Trump have numerous connections to the Anglo-American establishment native to the US, but also to many of the largely ethnically Russian-Jewish 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 former Soviet Union countries after its collapse. This influx dirty money from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other assorted former Soviet countries into the United States may well have saved Trump’s faltering real estate business, which was mired in debt and litigation by the beginning of the 90s.

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Semion Mogilevich

Purchasing high end real estate is a relatively common but still startlingly effective method of laundering (or “washing”) dirty money and parking illicitly obtained assets. When Trump Tower was opened in 1983, it was one of only two luxury high-rises in New York that accepted anonymous buyers. We can speculate as to whether this was an intentional move on Trump’s part to entice shady characters to purchase condos or whether he was merely taken advantage of (I lean towards the former given his history even pre-1983), but, inevitably, dirty money came pouring in as all kinds of dubious characters as well as shell companies began purchasing multi million dollar units in Trump Tower, and in the future into many other Trump real estate projects such as Sunny Isles outside Miami and the Trump World Tower. One such character was a close associate of Russian Jew Semion Mogilevich, an ingenious mobster, stock fraudster, weapons dealer and money launderer with close ties to governments around the world as well as to Vladimir Putin personally, as well as many other Russian and Ukrainian politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen who came to prominence during the Yeltsin era. According to some analysts, Mogilevich is considered to be the effective head of most Russian crime syndicates around the world.[20]

Of course, Trump’s (indirect, as far as we know) ties to Mogilevich don’t end there. The gambling-money laundering ring that operated out of Trump Tower (in a condo directly below one owned by Trump) was run and protected by a close ally of Mogilevich’s in the United States. Trump’s Taj Mahal, a money laundering haven, is frequented by associates of Mogilevich’s in America. Both Trump and Mogilevich share in common links with the aforementioned Felix Sater and Tamir Sapir. Sater’s mob front, Bayrock Group and Sapir’s Sapir Organization both partnered with the Trump Organization on Trump SoHo in New York. However, it was no ordinary deal – Bayrock and the Sapir Organization put up all the money for the building, while the Trump Organization was contractually entitled to 18% of the profits without putting up any investment at all. Tevfik Arif (whose other pleasant activities will be discussed later), the founder of Bayrock, was also directly involved in SoHo and wished to help expand Trump’s real estate holdings in Eastern Europe. The Financial Times of London concluded, after a lawsuit against Bayrock was levied by several former real estate executives, that Trump SoHo had ties to an international money laundering network which involved even a former Kazakh energy minister. Sapir, who made his fortune as a high end electronics distributor (read: covert surveillance equipment), was a member of Mogilevich’s Brighton Beach mafia in Brooklyn. Felix Sater’s father was a Mogilevich boss in Manhattan.[20]

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Jared Kushner leaving Henry Kissinger’s Manhattan townhouse (photo credit: Gawker) Kissinger said of Kushner, “Every president I’ve ever known has one or two people he intuitively and structurally trusts. I think Jared might be that person.”

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 former New Jersey mega donor, kingmaker, real estate swindler, blackmailer, convicted felon and rabid 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. In the early 2000s, Charles Kushner almost single-handedly thrust Jim McGreevey into the governorship of New Jersey. After McGreevey – then governor – started refusing to return Kusher’s favors, Kushner dispatched a gay Israeli friend of his to seduce and entrap McGreevey. The relationship was exposed, McGreevey was forced to admit his homosexuality and was then blackmailed with the threat of sexual harassment lawsuits from the Israeli, which forced his resignation.

trumpkissngerKushner, 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.

According to a bombshell report from Politico, many of the characters mentioned above (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. So Trump not only has powerful benefactors at home, but also abroad, adding another layer of complexity to his network.

Dirty Money, Drugs & Illicit Sex

Three of Trump’s more explicit ties to drug running and trafficking (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).[21]

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Trump, Felix Sater & Tevfik Arif (photo credit: NYT)

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.[22]

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.[23]

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Pictured: Ivanka Trump and Ramy El-Batwari (second from right) – Adnan Khashoggi’s “lieutenant” – at an event hosted by Donald Sterling. (photo credit: Fitzpatrick Informer)

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.[24]

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Les Wexner’s Manhattan townhouse (occupied by Epstein), which was at one time among the largest and most expensive pieces of real estate in New York

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.[25][26]

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Epstein’s somewhat underwhelming (but appropriately low key) Palm Beach mansion (photo credit: Curbed)

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).[27]

Epstein – a protected entity – received what amounted to a slap on the wrist for his crimes. He was prosecuted by the state of Florida and received a laughable 13 months sentence in which he was only required to report to prison at night and had his own private wing sanctioned off from everything else built out in the prison. The Miami US attorney who brokered the federal non-prosecution deal for Trump pal Epstein was none other than Alex Acosta, the current secretary of labor under Trump. How rich.

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Trump’s entry in Epstein’s “Little Black Book” (photo credit: Gawker)
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Testimony of Mark Epstein

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.[28] 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.[29][30]

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

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Conservative media as we know it originated as a Reagan White House PR effort to push GOP foreign policy prescriptions. Pictured: Ronald Reagan, Rupert Murdoch, Charles Wick, Roy Cohn and Cohn law partner Thomas Bolan in the Oval Office on Jan. 18, 1983 (photo credit: Reagan Presidential Library)

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 – north_canton4-1280x960it 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.”[31]

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.[31]

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.[32]

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.

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Table credit: TDMSResearch

**credit to Monica Perez of The Propaganda Report for tipping me off to the above table. 

All Roads Lead Back to Cohn

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).

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Stone and Nixon

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.”[33]

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.[34] 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.[33]

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Roger Stone and Roy Cohn – both have been sexually unhinged their entire lives, a common denominator among many right-wing virulently anti-gay politicians.

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.[35] 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.[33]

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Quintessential alternative media figure Alex Jones of Infowars and bisexual swinger GOP operative Roger Stone walking the streets of Jones’ base of operations, Austin, TX (a hive of shady government-connected companies and activity)

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:

  1. 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 (as well as foreknowledge of the DNC leaks) 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).[36]
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    This cartoon, by Sean Corcoran, is on Jeff Zucker’s office’s window sill.

    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. In fact, according to several analyses, Trump may have received more net positive coverage than Hillary Clinton. (For a more in-depth look into the media’s role in catapulting Trump to the White House, read this article.)[37][38]

  3. 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

The NatSec (national security) establishment, Trump & Bannon

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Founding CNP member and rabid Trump supporter Phyllis Schlafly speaking to the Council.

What’s most interesting about Donald Trump is that he is right at the confluence of two major deep state clans – the radical Pentagon-centered right-wing national security establishment epitomized in NGO form by the secretive John Birch Society and American Security Council scions the Council for National Policy and Center for Security Policy. (This circle is primarily responsible for the Trump media complex).

The Council for National Policy (CNP) is 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). Its current and past membership reads like a who’s who of the right-wing defense-centered power structure: Oliver North, founding CIA member John Singlaub, Irving Kristol, Donald Rumsfeld, “father of the hydrogen bomb” Edward Teller, Reagan diplomat Jeane Kirkpatrick, Blackwater founder Erik Prince, Heritage Foundation big Edwin Fuelner, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Joseph Coors, the Hunt oil family, Edwin Meese, Steve Forbes, among others.

Tt’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.[39][40]

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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.[41]

The book’s blurb reads

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.

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Bannon while serving as an enlistee in the Navy

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?[42]

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Steve Bannon’s entry in a leaked CNP membership directory

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 several drug smuggling operations and stock fraud schemes operating out of South Florida 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. Drug smuggling and stock fraud are of course favorite past times of the Russian-Jewish mob as well as the CIA and Mossad. This begs the question – has Bannon ever been involved with such groups?

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.

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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.[43][44]

Perhaps even more sinister and unsettling is the Trump administration’s connection to the Center for Security Policy (CSP), which is seemingly more exclusive and deep state-connected than the CNP and receives significant funding from the defense industry. The CSP was founded and is still fronted by Frank Gaffney, a former Reagan Pentagon official, PNAC founding member and rabid American dominionist neoconservative and Zionist who has been a influential advisor of Trump and his administration’s and was slated to become Ted Cruz’s national security advisor had he won the presidency. Gaffney is a major proliferator (and possibly the originator) of many conspiracy theories embraced by the alternative media and right-wing, such as the idea that Barack Obama is a secret Muslim, that the Obama administration was a vehicle for the “Iran lobby”, that Huma Abedin is a Muslim Brotherhood operative and that Saddam Hussein was responsible for the 1993 WTC bombing. The CSP is more foreign policy-centric than the CNP and is a spin-off think tank of the premier postwar conservative establishment think tank, the American Security Council. The CSP’s membership includes or has included former CIA director James Woolsey, Dick Cheney, neoconservative former chairman of the Defense Policy Board Richard Perle, In-Q-Tel founding member and aerospace executive Norman Augustine, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Edward Teller, legendary right-wing moneyman Richard Mellon Scaife, former director of the CIA and Secretary of State James Schlesinger and Paul Wolfowitz.

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James Woolsey (center) with Allied military intelligence officer Victor Jones and French Spy Jeannie de Clarens.

However, they key advisor on Trump’s campaign was not Frank Gaffney, but WASP-Zionist father of PNAC, Pentagon insider, extreme neoconservative hawk and former CIA director James Woolsey, who’s been an anchor of the conservative defense/national security wing of the deep state for decades and has served on the board and/or in an advisory role for almost every major NGO, neoconservative think tank and defense company in the United States. Despite the fact that Woolsey resigned as an advisor to the Trump campaign (which he had glommed onto early on in the election season) over Trump’s remarks regarding the intelligence community, Woolsey clearly remained in the Trump apparatus through his proxy Michael Flynn, whose Flynn Intel Group featured Woolsey as a board member. Woolsey attended a meeting with Michael Flynn and representatives of the Turkish government where the primary topic of discussion was the covert removal of Muslim leader Fethullah Gulen from the United States and subsequent “extradition” to Turkey to face likely execution by the Erdogan government. Flynn even offered Woolsey the position of CIA director, which would have made Woolsey the over person to have ever held the position twice. Given his background and deep connections to the conservative defense establishment, liberal diplomatic establishment and international Zionist syndicate (all three of which are represented in the administration), there is a very real possibility that Woolsey was the chief architect of the Trump White House and the primary procurer of backing for him by a worrisome assortment of defense establishment representatives, military brass, New York City high financiers, Zionists and extreme conservatives.

What is it with the “anti-establishment” right and defense/intelligence-connected software & data mining 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. Michael Flynn served on its advisory board. Its parent company, London-based SCL Communications, is a government contractor that carries out psychological warfare and “influence operations” in the UK.[45][46]

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.

Michael Flynn, whose Flynn Intel Group served as an interface for foreign governments and groups to deal with the incoming Trump administration and was involved with several intelligence-connected analytics and software firms, served on the board of NSO Group, an Israeli spy software and surveillance technology distributor that originated in Israel’s hyper-secretive Unit 8200 (the Israeli analog to the NSA) and sells spyware and malware to governments, law enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies around the world.

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Trump and Thiel

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).

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Palantir headquarters in Palo Alto, CA

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”, predictive modeling, 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.

Jeff Giesea, a D.C.-based digital consultant who’s previously worked for Peter Thiel and the Koch brothers, is the founder of social media organization MAGA3X (which was involved in building up and weaponizing online pro-Trump “troll armies”) and was one of the organizers of DeploraBall, one of the first major alt-right rallies. MAGA3X describes itself as “a citizen grassroots movement that helped elect Trump” and on its website as “Freedom’s Secret Weapon.”

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.)[47][48]

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“I play to people’s fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That’s why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole.” – Donald Trump (The Art of the Deal, pg. 58)

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.[49]

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Tillerson speaking to the CFR

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.[50][51][52]

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“So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot ’em. Actually, it’s a lot of fun to fight. You know, it’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right upfront with you, I like brawling.” – Jim Mattis

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.

 

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Keith Kellogg

Keith Kellogg, chief of staff of the National Security Council 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 involved in Abu Ghraib) and Abraxas, a highly secretive subsidiary of defense contractor Cubic Corp. that developed the controversial predictive surveillance software, TrapWire. Kellogg’s work on applications of networking and analytics software (“network-centric warfare”) to the military made him a favorite of Donald Rumsfeld’s in the defense industry. As a result of this, Kellogg was dispatched to Iraq after it was occupied to serve as chief operating officer of Iraq the Coalition Provisional Authority, where he brokered deals with defense contractors to rebuild Iraqi infrastructure and worked directly under Kissinger associate and 9/11 suspect L. Paul Bremer. 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 intended fall man 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.[44][53] 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.[54]

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K.T. McFarland with Henry Kissinger in the ’70s

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.[55]

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. However, it seems as though the National Security Council may not have as much sway as it has in previous administrations, as the Pentagon has been empowered to make military decisions without nearly as much NSC/White House meddling, which is sure to please the Pentagon-centered conservative establishment that has so vigorously backed Trump. This shift in the balance of power may not have happened had extreme neoconservative Zionist John Bolton been appointed deputy national security advisor, as Trump wanted after failing to have him installed in the State Department.[56][57][58]

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. 

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Alfred Taubman, Trump & Kissinger

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.[59][60]

Update: Jon Huntsman, Jr., a friend of Henry Kissinger’s since the age of 11 and former chairman of elite liberal establishment think tank, The Atlantic Council, has been appointed Ambassador to Russia – a critical ambassadorial position. 

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Why is the government of Japan peddling a “working partnership” between it and the US on Facebook? Is right-wing re-militarized Abe-led Japan ready to step into the limelight of global politics positioned against China? Perhaps the White House’s SoftBank “deal” underwritten by Saudi Arabia was intended to kick this off.

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.[61] 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.[62] 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.[63][64] 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. What is it with Trump and unhinged rampaging warmongers and contract murderers?[65][66]

In Conclusion

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“Thank you for that wonderful tribute to Henry Kissinger yesterday. Congratulations. As the most recent National Security Advisor of the United States, I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through General Brent Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here. We have a chain of command in the National Security Council that exists today.” – James L. Jones, first NSA under Obama

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.

Notes:

[1] The American Security Council

https://isgp-studies.com/american-security-council

[2] H. Ross Perot

http://www.famoustexans.com/rossperot.htm

[3] Arkansas Connections: A Time-line of the Clinton Years

http://prorev.com/connex.htm

[4] Jackson Stephens, BCCI and Drug-money Laundering

http://www.reddirtreport.com/red-dirt-grit/jackson-stephens-bcci-and-drug-money-laundering

[5] The White House’s Role in Crashed UFO Retrievals

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/exopolitica/esp_exopolitics_ZZL.htm

[6] Obama’s Mommy: What Did She Do for a Living?

http://larouchepub.com/other/2015/4218_obama’s_mommy.html

[7] Obama Conclusively Outed as CIA Creation

https://www.infowars.com/bombshell-barack-obama-conclusively-outed-as-cia-creation/

[8] CIA Established Many Links to Journalists in US, Abroad

[9] Trump and the Artifice of the Deal

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/05/donald-trump-2016-father-artifice-of-the-deal-213888

[10] Trump, Clinton, Jewish Mafia, CIA Sex Rings

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2016/05/trump-clinton-jewish-mafia-cia-sex-rings.html

[11] Murdoch, Scaife & CIA Propaganda

https://consortiumnews.com/2014/12/31/murdoch-scaife-and-cia-propaganda/

[12] “La Nebuleuse”: Supranational Network Tied to Child Abuse Networks, Iran Contra, Cocaine Cartels and the BCCI’s “Black Network”

https://isgp-studies.com/belgium-la-nebuleuse-atlas-dossier-and-dutroux-x-files#33

[13] Bobby & J. Edgar: The Historic Face-off Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover than Transformed America

[14] King Cohn

https://www.thenation.com/article/king-cohn/

[15] Who Towers Behind Trump?

http://americanfreepress.net/who-towers-behind-trump/

[16] How Close was Donald Trump to the Mob?

http://thefederalist.com/2015/07/28/how-close-was-donald-trump-to-the-mob/

[17] Trump Controlled by the Mossad – Part II

https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/trump-controlled-by-the-mossad-part-ii/

[18] Inside Trump’s Most Valuable Tower

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-trump-40-wall-street/

[19] Rudy Giuliani & the ‘Russian’ Mob

https://www.mikepiperreport.com/Articles_Archive/AmericanFreePress/AFP2007_07-12/Michael_Collins_Piper_AFP20071217_Rudy_G_Godfather_of_the_Russian_Mob.html

[20] Michael Glassner – Ballotpedia

https://ballotpedia.org/Michael_Glassner#cite_note-7

[21] Trump Vouched for Cocaine Trafficker

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/the-donald-and-the-dealer-173892

[22] Donald Trump pal Tevfik Arif busted in Turkey for allegedly running hooker ring aboard yacht

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/trump-pal-busted-allegedly-running-hooker-ring-yacht-article-1.191136

[23] Donald Trump and the Palm Beach Homies

http://www.madcowprod.com/2016/03/09/donald-trump-palm-beach-homies/

[24] Virginia Roberts: Who is the woman at the centre of the Prince Andrew sex allegations?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/virginia-roberts-what-do-we-know-about-the-woman-at-the-centre-of-the-prince-andrew-sex-allegations-9958539.html

[25] Epstein Deposition Testimony

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508967-deposition-excerpts.html#document/p76/a263754

[26] The Wexner War

http://freepress.org/article/wexner-war

[27] Mark Epstein deposition

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508967-deposition-excerpts.html#document/p73/a263754

[28] The lawsuit accusing Trump of raping a 13-year-old girl, explained

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/3/13501364/trump-rape-13-year-old-lawsuit-katie-johnson-allegation

[29] Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/27/ex-wife-donald-trump-made-feel-violated-during-sex.html

[30] Trump Controlled by Mossad

https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/trump-controlled-by-mossad/

[31] Diebold’s Political Machine

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2004/03/diebolds-political-machine

[32] New owners of voting machine company HartInterCivic have close Romney ties

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/16/1145225/-New-owners-of-voting-machine-company-Hart-Intercivic-have-close-Romney-ties

[33] Behind the scenes of the Donald Trump-Roger Stone show

https://pando.com/2015/08/11/behind-scenes-donald-trump-roger-stone-show/

[34] Roger Stone Knew Guv’s Terrible Secret, According to Roger Stone

http://gawker.com/371345/roger-stone-knew-guvs-terrible-secret-according-to-roger-stone

[35] Trump’s Dirty Trickster: The Staggeringly Shady Dealings of Political Operative Roger Stone

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/trumps-dirty-trickster-staggeringly-shady-dealings-political-operative-roger-stone

[36] Roger Stone Concocted Pizzagate for Trump?

https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/roger-stone-concocted-pizzagate-for-trump/#_ednref14

[37] Murdoch & Trump, an Alliance of Mutual Interest

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/14/520080606/murdoch-and-trump-an-alliance-of-mutual-interest

[38] Roger Ailes is Advising Trump Ahead of Presidential Debates

[39] Reagan for Trump: Meese leads over 200 Reaganites to Team Trump

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/reagan-for-trump-meese-leads-over-200-reaganites-to-team-trump/article/2605975

[40] The INSLAW Octopus

https://www.wired.com/1993/01/inslaw/?topic=&topic_set=

[41] The Final Jihad

[42] Trump’s controversial new adviser promoted conservatism even in the Navy

http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/trumps-controversial-new-adviser-promoted-conservatism-even-in-the-navy

[43] Sidestream Media: The Backstory

https://akamaitree.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/sidestream-media-the-backstory/

[44] What Does the Billionaire Family Backing Donald Trump Really Want?

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/no-one-knows-what-the-powerful-mercers-really-want/514529/

[45] Data Firm Says ‘Secret Sauce’ Aided Trump; Many Scoff

[46] Ted Cruz PsyOp

http://www.voltairenet.org/article190187.html

[47] How Trump’s Staffers Tried to keep him Off Twitter

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-twitter-staffer-235263

[48] Trump tweeted Obama wiretap claims after aide slipped a Breitbart article into his reading pile: report

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/trump-tweeted-obama-wiretap-claims-after-aide-slipped-a-breitbart-article-into-his-reading-pile-report/

[49] Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

[50] Mysterious Rex Tillerson

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2016/12/mysterious-rex-tillerson.html

[51] SUPRANATIONAL SOCIETY: MASTERLIST OF 1,300 NGOS AND THE TOP 400 PEOPLE IN THEM

https://isgp-studies.com/ngo-list-foundations-and-think-tanks-worldwide

[52] Rex Tillerson, a Candidate for Secretary of State, Has Ties to Vladimir Putin

https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-candidate-for-state-has-close-ties-to-vladimir-putin-1481033938

[53] Major General Herbert Raymond McMaster

http://time.com/collection-post/70886/herbert-raymond-mcmaster-2014-time-100/

[54] Clinton Challenger Pulled From Reagan-Era Hat

[55] Listening Between the Lines

http://www.nytimes.com/1985/02/11/us/listening-between-the-lines.html

[56] Trilateral Commission Executive Committee 2015

http://trilateral.org/download/files/NA%20members%20SEPTEMBER%202015.pdf

[57] Dina Powell, the West Wing’s Hire Power

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64575-2005Jan10.html

[58] H.R. McMaster

https://www.iiss.org/en/persons/hr-s-mcmaster

[59] Henry Kissinger has ‘advised Donald Trump to accept’ Crimea as part of Russia

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/henry-kissinger-russia-trump-crimea-advises-latest-ukraine-a7497646.html

[60] Is Trump the Back Door Man for Henry A. Kissinger & Co?

http://journal-neo.org/2017/01/09/is-trump-the-back-door-man-for-henry-a-kissinger-co/

[61] Meet Wilbur Ross, who once bailed out Trump in Atlantic City and is now his pick for Commerce secretary

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-wilbur-ross-commerce-20161208-story.html

[62] Trump’s Top Fundraiser Eyes the Deal of a Lifetime

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-08-31/steven-mnuchin-businessweek

[63] Did George Soros Forgive Trump a $312 million debt?

https://wearechange.org/george-soros-forgive-trump-312-million-debt/

[64] Big names back Trump tower

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-10-28/news/0410280265_1_donald-trump-soros-fund-management-blackacre-institutional-capital-management

[65] Erik Prince and the Council for National Policy: Armageddon Soon

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-a-palermo/erik-prince-and-the-counc_b_66839.html

[66] Notorious Mercenary Erik Prince is Advising Trump from the Shadows

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/17/notorious-mercenary-erik-prince-is-advising-trump-from-the-shadows/

Morning Joe, Trump

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. [1]

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. [2]

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Scarborough & Brzezinski speaking with Trump 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.

[1] Leaked audio catches Mika and Joe chatting with Trump during break: ‘Nothing too hard, Mika’

[2] Mar-A-Lago, the future winter White House and home of the calmer Trump

Sidestream Media: The Backstory

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 12/10/16

http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/12/sidestream-media-backstory.html

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).[1][2] 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.[3] (Perhaps this early CIA facilitation explains why Fox is run like an intelligence agency.)

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Ronald Reagan, Rupert Murdoch, Charles Wick, Roy Cohn and Cohn law partner Thomas Bolan in the Oval Office on Jan. 18, 1983 (photo credit: Reagan Presidential Library)

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.

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Trump and Murdoch (photo credit: Reuters)

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.[4] 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.[5] 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).[6][7][8][9][10][11] 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.[12] 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).[13]

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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.)[14]

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.[15][16] 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.[17]

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.[18] 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.[19] 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. [20]

0c0a7-badoltaWhile 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.[21] 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.[22] 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.[23] 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.)[24]

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.[25]

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.[26]

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.[27] 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.)

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Spencer (middle) and Laura Bush (right)

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.[28]

Given Wikileaks’ suspicious background, “pizzagate,” which is derived from Wikileaks’ “leaked” Podesta emails (which Roger Stone had foreknowledge of according to Podesta [29]), 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.

Endnotes:

[1] The CIA and the Media
http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php

[2] Correspondence and Collusion Between the New York Times and CIA
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/29/correspondence-collusion-new-york-times-cia

[3] Murdoch, Scaife and CIA Propaganda
https://consortiumnews.com/2014/12/31/murdoch-scaife-and-cia-propaganda/

[4] The Seizing of the American Broadcasting Company
https://kennedysandking.com/john-f-kennedy-articles/the-seizing-of-the-american-broadcasting-company

[5] ABC Is Being Sold for $3.5 Billion; 1st Network Sale
http://www.nytimes.com/1985/03/19/business/abc-is-being-sold-for-3.5-billion-1st-network-sale.html

[6] The Council for National Policy
http://watch.pair.com/database1.html

[7] Newsmax – A Compass For Conservative Politics

[8] Clinton Eulogizes Scaife
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/bill-clinton-richard-mellon-scaife-eulogy-109670

[9] Scaife: Funding Father of the Right
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/scaifemain050299.htm

[10] Almost $2 Million Spent in Magazine’s Anti-Clinton Project, but on What?

[11] Recipients by amounts granted by all Scaife foundations
http://www.mediatransparency.org/scaifeaggregate.php

[12] Myth: There’s No “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” to get Clinton
http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo/L-clintonrightwingconspiracy.html

[13] Defendant Bradley J. Edwards’s Statement of Undisputed Facts: Attachment 19
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508967-deposition-excerpts.html#document/p76/a263754

[14] The Blonde Flinging Bombshells at Bill Clinton
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/coulter101698.htm

[15] New Debate Strategy for Donald Trump: Practice, Practice, Practice

[16] How Roger Ailes Made Donald Trump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/17/how-roger-ailes-made-donald-trump/?utm_term=.e03acea5007c

[17] Bad Old Days: Political Provocateur Roger Stone Talks about his Long Friendship with Trump
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/05/02/the-political-provocateur-roger-stone-talks-trump

[18] Brietbart News Network: Born in the USA, Conceived in Israel
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/11/17/breitbart-news-network-born-in-the-usa-conceived-in-israel/

[19] Trump’s controversial new adviser promoted conservatism even in the Navy
http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/trumps-controversial-new-adviser-promoted-conservatism-even-in-the-navy

[20] 2014 Council for National Policy Membership Directory https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9F2zCmKCmXOQVJGNU5wdUl6VG8/view

[21] Why Buy The Ad When You Can Get The Press For Free?
http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/swiftboat-2016-why-buy-ad-when-you-can-get

[22] Breitbart Raises Money for… Something
http://fortune.com/2011/09/27/breitbart-raises-money-for-something/

[23] Hedge-fund magnate backing Cruz is major investor in Breitbart News Network
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/04/hedge-fund-magnate-backing-cruz-is-major-investor-in-breitbart-news-network-205434

[24] Trump campaign chief’s hidden ties to Sarasota grifter
http://www.madcowprod.com/2016/09/21/trump-campaigns-bannon-ties-to-sarasota-grifter/

[25] The Council for National Policy: Behind the Curtain
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/05/17/council-national-policy-behind-curtain

[26] The growing complexity of Alex Jones’ Israeli connections
https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/the-growing-complexity-of-alex-jones-israeli-connections/#_edn6

[27] Mediaite’s John Ziegler to Beck: Breitbart would be ‘furious’ at what his site has become
http://www.mediaite.com/online/mediaites-john-ziegler-to-beck-breitbart-would-be-furious-at-what-his-site-has-become/

[28] Wikileaks and Assange
http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/10/wikileaks-and-assange.html

[29] Podesta says Trump adviser Roger Stone may have had ‘advance knowledge’ of hack https://www.yahoo.com/news/podesta-says-trump-adviser-roger-stone-may-have-had-advance-knowledge-of-hack-020432912.html

 

 

 

Wikileaks and Assange

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 10/24/16

http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/10/wikileaks-and-assange.html

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).

The ‘political outsider’ deception

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 9/20/16

http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-political-outsider-deception-why.html

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.

Mike Pence

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 7/19/16

http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/07/trump-pence.html

Donald Trump’s recent tendency towards playing ball and collaborating with establishment Republicans has only been accentuated by his choice of three vice presidential finalists – Mike Pence, Christie, and Newt Gingrich — two solid mid-level establishment operatives (Pence & Christie) and one a dyed in the wool globalist (Gingrich). Whichever person he chose it would have shed serious doubt on Trump’s supposed intention of routing the beltway establishment. His pick of Pence is unsurprising given his blandness, inoffensiveness and rapport with the social conservative and rabid pro-Israel wings of the Republican party. What is interesting about the Pence pick is both Trump and Pence’s connection to Koch operatives. It’s widely known that a swath of former? Koch operatives populate the Trump campaign and that Trump has courted the Kochs through their political operatives. One of Mike Pence’s closest advisors and his former congressional chief of staff, Marc Short, was a leading Koch political operative. Although this relationship may appear spurious given how massive and well-connected the Koch empire is, it does show at the very least that Trump and his people are willing to confer with, associate with, and possibly be swayed by establishment and globalist operatives familiar with the machinations of the beltway. Another interesting connection of Pence’s is to the 2001 false flag anthrax attacks following 9/11 – Pence immediately came out after the attacks and asserted that the anthrax was a high engineered, genetically modified sample originating from Iraq/Saddam Hussein, which was blatantly false.

However, Pence as VP isn’t the most pertinent issue at hand. Vice presidents are statistically relatively unimportant as it relates to the outcome of elections and historically rather unimportant in the running of administrations (they are rather figureheads or in betweens). Whether Pence will play an important role in a Trump administration, as an executive, handler, or otherwise is unclear. According to a Kasich aide who leaked an interview between Donald Trump Jr. and Kasich’s people, Trump’s vice president will be “in charge” of foreign and domestic policy (while Trump himself will be in charge of “making America great again”), which despite its apparent clarity could in actuality mean anything from Pence being a mere yesman figurehead policy hack stuck in a corner to Pence truly leading the right-wing policy drive the powers that be are pushing making him one of the most powerful vice presidents in history. If Pence does end up being instrumental in engineering and implementing policy, it will be rather interesting to see exactly what kind of policies he drafts given his massive historical policy and ideological dissimilarities with Trump (Pence is pro-immigration, pro-TPP, etc.)

What is perhaps even more pertinent is where Chris Christie and especially Newt Gingrich will be placed in a Trump administration. Christie, a corrupt globalist operative who was one of the establishment’s Republican presidential favorites leading up the election season has been named head of Trump’s transition team, which indicates that he will be placed as some kind of White House counselor, advisor, or possibly attorney general (although this is rather unlikely given his baggage). Gingrich has been a long-time advisor and confidante of Trump’s and is likely one of the many operatives in and surrounding Trump’s campaign who have been subtly handling and guiding it ever since it was put into motion and subsequently bolstered by the powers that be. Although Gingrich will not be VP, he will very likely assume an even more effectively powerful role in a Trump administration such as chief advisor or chief of staff and will handle Trump. Surely something was being worked out while Trump and Gingrich were having a 3-hour meeting in Indiana.

I’ve long predicted that the powers that be want in 2016 to give Americans a controlled and compliant yet convincing Republican to restore faith in the government and pacify them after 8 years of Obama, initiate another surge of reactionary military intervention in the Middle East, and reinforce and intensify the police state with popular support thanks to the hyped and engineered Muslim terrorist threat. Initially, I thought that the establishment would not look for Trump to fulfill this role and were bolstering him purely as a means of election manipulation to increase Republican voter turnout. However, after more careful reconsideration of his connections and background (Trump is neck deep in mob, CIA and various other government ties through his father, Fred Trump, and mentor, Roy Cohn) and Trump’s apparent willingness to be swayed, handled, and dampened by insider political operatives and advisors (such as Joseph Schmitz, Paul Manafort, and Michael Glassner), I’m now sufficiently convinced that the powers that be at the very least would be okay with a handled president Trump and possibly even intended on him becoming president from the beginning. Of course the RNC is now fully in league with Trump and has coordinated with the Trump campaign working as a mafia/protection racket to shut anti-Trump delegates out of the convention and has worked overtime to ensure that convention rules are never changed to the detriment of Trump (something virtually everyone in the conservative and alternative media said the Republicans were dead set on doing). The RNC and upper echelons of the Republican party being vehemently anti-Trump was always a sham; mere political theater. This makes even more sense in the context of Paul Manafort promising the RNC that Trump has been and is currently “playing a part” and will fall in line with the GOP establishment going further into the general (he’s really already there underneath it all, of course).

As and I and others predicted, Hillary Clinton was not indicted over her mishandling of classified information or her use of a private email server. Both conservative and mainstream media bleated endlessly about how their supposed sources confirmed that Clinton would be indicted and that Comey, fighting the good fight, would do what was right. These claims were simply untrue and are a stellar illustration of how rumors in the alternative media are often completely bogus. The purpose of the email investigation (a story which came out nearly 4 years ago but was only exploited conveniently right as election season ramped up) as well as possibly Benghazi (where the real story regarding CIA weapons running to ISIS and Syrian rebels was covered up) were not to indict or arrest Clinton but to damage her sufficiently in the general election to get a Republican elected. The powers that be I don’t believe are as comfortable with the notion of a president Clinton as many believe them to be. Hillary is a very different animal tham Bill. Bill was catapulted into positions of huge nominal power by people far more powerful than himself such as Jackson Stephens and then guarded and immunized by a protection racket around him provided by his handlers because he was an extremely reliable and controllable puppet and a relatively disengaged president (as was Bush II). Hillary I don’t believe would be satisfied playing the role of a disengaged puppet – she can be swayed and bought like Donald Trump, but she isn’t nearly as controllable as someone like Bill Clinton or Barack Obama. She would constantly buck her handlers and probably see some success in evading them having played the role of a handler for Bill her entire life. In addition to this, the powers that be want a Republican in the White House for 8 years.

Regardless of whether Trump or Clinton gets elected, we will have a president who can be effectively manipulated and controlled by insider advisors and handlers.

Antonin Scalia assassinated?

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 2/18/16

http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-death-of-antonin-scalia.html

The alternative media is currently reeling over the evidence of a tremendous cover-up surrounding the death of Antonin Scalia at Cibolo Ranch in Western Texas, a hunting resort frequented by elitists which like other resorts of its type is likely a breeding ground for conspiracy. Certainly, his death seems quite suspicious given that a disproportionate number of important, influential, and politically connected people seem to die at secluded resorts such as Cibolo Ranch (Chris Kyle, FDR, Cheney’s lawyer, etc., etc.). It’s also interesting in the context of an assassination scenario that Texas is by far the largest recruiting ground for dark side operatives such as assassins in the U.S. However, I do not believe that Scalia was killed by Obama, globalists, or anyone else for that matter.

Clearly there has been a cover-up surrounding his death and of course the circumstances of his death were strange on their own: no autopsy was performed, the body was quickly embalmed and the remaining bodily fluids were dumped into a river in El Paso, therefore erasing any chance of anyone conducting an accurate toxicology report, the reported cause of death has changed at least 2 times, there are conflicting reports regarding the pillow found on or near Scalia’s head, he refused a security detail while visiting the ranch, the U.S. marshals who arrived at the scene apparently only made a cursory examination of the body without collecting any samples before allowing it to be shipped to El Paso, the phones at the ranch were deliberately disconnected for a period of time, the ditsy malleable judge pulled out of nowhere who confirmed the cause of death has a record of (perhaps on order) incorrectly assessing causes of death, local law enforcement was eventually virtually barred from the scene and the ensuing “investigation” once federal authorities arrived, Scalia was pressured into visiting the ranch by “a friend” who also paid for his visit, etc. etc. – the list could go on almost forever.

Now, clearly there is evidence of a cover up, but this does not necessarily lend itself to the conclusion that Scalia was murdered. Firstly, if Scalia was truly assassinated, the cover up would have been executed nearly perfectly. This cover up was among the sloppiest and most haphazard in history – much of what was reported in fact suggested to many that he was assassinated. And, an autopsy chemical map likely wouldn’t have uncovered anything which would have suggested Scalia was given an induced heart attack via one of the many poisons used to trigger cardiac arrest since all the poisons worthwhile assassins use metabolize into compounds which occur naturally in the body. For someone this high profile, the assassination would have likely been executed perfectly and would had to have been highly compartmentalized and confined to only the assassin and his employer – there would be no need for a cover up and no need to involve Poindexter and the rest of the people at the ranch.

Secondly, I don’t accept the premise that there was any reason for Scalia to be assassinated. Many on the right treat Scalia as some paladin of true American and libertarian values, but he was ultimately a controlled globalist insider, reliable yes-man, and team player as all supreme court justices are (no one gets on the supreme court without being vetted to ascertain controllability and malleability). There are several evidences for this: 1) Scalia was very much involved in engineering the Blackwater cover up and the subsequent attempts by the executive to squash the Freedom of Information Act while assistant attorney general to Nixon and Ford; 2) Scalia throughout his career supported the expansion of blanket government surveillance unaccountable to anything other than the executive; 3) Scalia once lobbied David Axelrod to push Obama to nominate the liberal globalist Elena Kegan for the supreme court, 4) Scalia engineered the 2000 Supreme Court ruling which halted the counting of votes in contested Florida counties during the 2000 presidential election, handing the presidency to Bush; 5) Scalia has on numerous occasions during adjudication concocted absurd excuses for police overreach and abuse of power as well as argued against the existence of Miranda rights and other fundamental protections from law enforcement; 6) Scalia was educated at two premier globalist schools – Georgetown and Harvard; 7) Scalia at one point worked for the CIA funded American Enterprise Institute; and finally 8) Scalia has consistently ruled in almost every major decision in favor of increasing the executive branch’s power, which has been a major boon for globalists. Scalia is in my view someone who used the absurd concepts of constitutional “originalism” and “textualism” as an excuse for very clearly voting along ideological lines and someone whose legacy most definitely should not be respected.

Much has been made of the fact that the owner of Cibolo Ranch, John Poindexter, is a prominent donor to the Democrat party (and was awarded by Obama for his military service in Vietnam for that very reason) and that several important decisions regarding policies being pushed by the Obama administration are about to come up (abortion, one person one vote, obamacare, affirmative action, potentially the TPP). Many believe that the timing of Scalia’s death was simply too convenient given this fact. Firstly, I’m not sure if there were necessarily that many more important decisions on the docket than usual, and secondly, in all honesty, I think that judging by his background and judicial history, Scalia would have towed the globalist line (especially in regards to the TPP) and voted whichever way he was pressured or blackmailed into if the need arose. Indeed, this is what probably happened to John Roberts who all the conservatives and libertarians believed would hold his ground and vote against Obamacare’s constitutionality and then all the sudden changed his vote in the eleventh hour before giving his incredibly weak justification for doing so.

So, I don’t accept the premise that Scalia needed to be assassinated by the globalists in order for them to get what they want given his record of complicity in enabling their agenda and I don’t think that the cover up surrounding Scalia’s death is indicative of him having been assassinated. In my estimation, the cover up was more likely orchestrated to hide the fact that Scalia potentially died from embarrassing means such as a drug overdose or heart attack during sex (and his wife wasn’t present so that of course would have been adulterous). This would explain why he refused a security detail, why an autopsy was avoided in the first place (as I explained earlier, an autopsy wouldn’t reveal anything in the case of a well executed assassination), and the hasty slipshod cover up. Of course, it’s pretty well known among people familiar with secluded resorts catering to elites (including and especially those in Texas) that, typically being located in jurisdictions with corrupt/good old boys law enforcement, these types of resorts often serve as places where influential, elite people can “let loose” so to speak and engage in retrograde and often illegal behavior with effective immunity (i.e. intravenous drug use). Cibolo Ranch was very much an insular club not too dissimilar to the Bohemian Grove, and clubs such as these are infamous for a featuring a whole host of activities from drug use to homosexuality to anything else you could imagine.

Why cover up for a drug overdose or sex-induced heart attack? Well, insiders protect their own both alive and dead. And Scalia definitely was one.