Less than a month ago I warned that a ‘color revolution ‘ was taking place in the USA. My first element of proof was the so-called “investigation” which the CIA, FBI, NSA and others were conducting against President Trump’s candidate to become National Security Advisor, General Flynn. Tonight, the plot to get rid of Flynn has finally succeeded and General Flynn had to offer his resignation. Trump accepted it.
Now let’s immediately get one thing out of the way: Flynn was hardly a saint or a perfect wise man who would single handedly saved the world. That he was not. However, what Flynn was is the cornerstone of Trump’s national security policy. For one thing, Flynn dared the unthinkable: he dared to declare that the bloated US intelligence community had to be reformed. Flynn also tried to subordinate the CIA and the Joint Chiefs to the President via the National Security Council. Put differently, Flynn tried to wrestle the ultimate power and authority from the CIA and the Pentagon and subordinate them back to the White House. Flynn also wanted to work with Russia. Not because he was a Russia lover, the notion of a Director of the DIA as a Putin-fan is ridiculous, but Flynn was rational, he understood that Russia was no threat to the USA or to Europe and that Russia had the West had common interests. That is another absolutely unforgivable crimethink in Washington DC.
The Neocon run ‘deep state’ has now forced Flynn to resign under the idiotic pretext that he had a telephone conversation, on an open, insecure and clearly monitored, line with the Russian ambassador.
And Trump accepted this resignation.
Ever since Trump made it to the White House, he has taken blow after blow from the Neocon-run Ziomedia, from Congress, from all the Hollywood doubleplusgoodthinking “stars” and even from European politicians. And Trump took each blow without ever fighting back. Nowhere was his famous “you are fired!” to be seen. But I still had hope. I wanted to hope. I felt that it was my duty to hope.
But now Trump has betrayed us all.
Remember how Obama showed his true face when he hypocritically denounced his friend and pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.? Today, Trump has shown us his true face. Instead of refusing Flynn’s resignation and instead of firing those who dared cook up these ridiculous accusations against Flynn, Trump accepted the resignation. This is not only an act of abject cowardice, it is also an amazingly stupid and self-defeating betrayal because now Trump will be alone, completely alone, facing the likes of Mattis and Pence – hard Cold Warrior types, ideological to the core, folks who want war and simply don’t care about reality.
Again, Flynn was not my hero. But he was, by all accounts, Trump’s hero. And Trump betrayed him.
The consequences of this will be immense. For one thing, Trump is now clearly broken. It took the ‘deep state’ only weeks to castrate Trump and to make him bow to the powers that be. Those who would have stood behind Trump will now feel that he will not stand behind them and they will all move back away from him. The Neocons will feel elated by the elimination of their worst enemy and emboldened by this victory they will push on, doubling-down over and over and over again.
It’s over, folks, the deep state has won.
From now on, Trump will become the proverbial shabbos-goy, the errand boy of the Israel lobby. Hassan Nasrallah was right when he called him ‘an idiot‘.
The Chinese and Iranian will openly laugh. The Russians won’t – they will be polite, they will smile, and try to see if some common sense policies can still be salvaged from this disaster. Some might. But any dream of a partnership between Russia and the United States has died tonight.
The EU leaders will, of course, celebrate. Trump was nowhere the scary bogeyman they feared. Turns out that he is a doormat – very good for the EU.
Where does all this leave us – the millions of anonymous ‘deplorables’ who try as best we can to resist imperialism, war, violence and injustice?
I think that we were right in our hopes because that is all we had – hopes. No expectations, just hopes. But now we objectively have very little reasons left to hope. For one thing, the Washington ‘swamp’ will not be drained. If anything, the swamp has triumphed. We can only find some degree of solace in two undeniable facts:
- Hillary would have been far worse than any version of a Trump Presidency.
- In order to defeat Trump, the US deep state has had to terribly weaken the US and the AngloZionist Empire. Just like Erdogan’ purges have left the Turkish military in shambles, the anti-Trump ‘color revolution’ has inflicted terrible damage on the reputation, authority and even credibility of the USA.
The first one is obvious. So let me clarify the second one. In their hate-filled rage against Trump and the American people (aka “the basket of deplorables”) the Neocons have had to show their true face. By their rejection of the outcome of the elections, by their riots, their demonization of Trump, the Neocons have shown two crucial things: first, that the US democracy is a sad joke and that they, the Neocons, are an occupation regime which rules against the will of the American people. In other words, just like Israel, the USA has no legitimacy left. And since, just like Israel, the USA are unable to frighten their enemies, they are basically left with nothing, no legitimacy, no ability to coerce. So yes, the Neocons have won. But their victory is removes the last chance for the US to avoid a collapse.
Trump, for all his faults, did favor the US, as a country, over the global Empire. Trump was also acutely aware that ‘more of the same’ was not an option. He wanted policies commensurate with the actual capabilities of the USA. With Flynn gone and the Neocons back in full control – this is over. Now we are going to be right back to ideology over reality.
Trump probably could have made America, well, maybe not “great again”, but at least stronger, a major world power which could negotiate and use its leverage to get the best deal possible from the others. That’s over now. With Trump broken, Russia and China will go right back to their pre-Trump stance: a firm resistance backed by a willingness and capability to confront and defeat the USA at any level.
I am quite sure that nobody today is celebrating in the Kremlin. Putin, Lavrov and the others surely understand exactly what happened. It is as if Khodorkovsy would have succeeded in breaking Putin in 2003. In fact, I have to credit Russian analysts who for several weeks already have been comparing Trump to Yanukovich, who also was elected by a majority of the people and who failed to show the resolve needed to stop the ‘color revolution’ started against him. But if Trump is the new Yanukovich, will the US become the next Ukraine?
Flynn was very much the cornerstone of the hoped-for Trump foreign policy. There was a real chance that he would reign in the huge, bloated and all-powerful three letter agencies and that he would focus US power against the real enemy of the West: the Wahabis. With Flynn gone, this entire conceptual edifice has now come down. We are going to be left with the likes of Mattis and his anti-Iranian statements. Clowns who only impress other clowns.
Today Neocon victory is a huge event and it will probably be completely misrepresented by the official media. Ironically, Trump supporters will also try minimize it all. But the reality is that barring a most unlikely last-minute miracle, it’s over for Trump and the hopes of millions of people in the USA and the rest of the world who had hoped that the Neocons could be booted out of power by means of a peaceful election. That is clearly not going to happen.
I see very dark clouds on the horizon.
UPDATE1: Just to stress an important point: the disaster is not so much that Flynn is out but what Trump’s caving in to the Neocon tells us about Trump’s character (or lack thereof). Ask yourself – after what happened to Flynn, would you stick your neck out for Trump?
UPDATE2: Just as predicted – the Neocons are celebrating and, of course, doubling-down:
” If Russia tries to fight regionally, they will be worn down to exhaustion, militarily, economically and politically. Nothing will stop the U.S. hegemon; they control the western press, the halls of justice, the banking system and the American people are too distracted with social media. Russia has to unleash a hellish nuclear counter-attack on the eastern seaboard of the U.S and destroy the war machine. That is the only way to kill the elitist syndicate’s plan for world domination, the only way to stop them once and for all. ”
I wish Americans understood what was is at stake. Putin will use Nukes if he feels threatened. China will be drawn in too. The Neo-Cons assume that any war even nuclear, they will be victorious. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I’ve struggled to come up with a counter-argument to this article. So far, I’ve failed. I’ll let you know if a breakthrough occurs. It feels a bit like Nixon after the 1972 defeat of McGovern. Very powerful people vowed revenge. They got it.
Leonid Slutskiy, the head of State Duma Committee for International Relations, said he has reasons to believe that Trump’s former adviser resigned due to external pressure.
“Under these circumstances, my conclusion is that the real target in this scheme is Russian-American relations and the general trust in the new administration,” Slutskiy said.
“This situation is a negative signal for arranging Russian-American dialogue. It is obvious that Flynn had to submit his resignation under certain pressure. But President Trump accepted it. The chosen pretext was Flynn’s contact with the Russian ambassador, even though this is normal diplomatic practice,” he noted.
I won’t count him out yet, Trump is still learning the game, knows he has to give some to get… still making deals with the deep state. Reform is slow, he’s still learning from the master Putin how to handle political enemies.
This is where his abilities as a ruthless businessman will come in handy!
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Yes, just look at the recent Superbowl and how the Patriots came back from a 23-0 score, totally impossible. Was this a sign, a prophecy regarding how it will be with Trump?
Let’s hope this game is as scripted as that one was . . . and in our favor.
Thrilling comebacks (almost the norm — the SF Giants’ 9th inning collapse in the ALCS springs to mind immediately) keep viewership high (consequently advertising revenue) and emotional arousal it its peak (same reason why commercials come after scary plot twists in dramas : emotionally aroused people are suggestible people — more open to advertising persuasion).
Which is not to demean NE, but the pattern is beyond obvious by now.
I think, as he’s said before, he does not have to tell every enemy his moves. Flynn will help in a quiet way to bring folks down. With all of the current backlash, I’m sure that’s why Flynn felt he needed to go
Thank you for a beautiful article.
However, I do not believe that President Trump has betrayed us including Gen. Flynn who support him.
I believe he knew the outcome. May be his tactics how to lure the enemies out from their cozy places.
I and my peers have prayed and cried out to GOD for years to free us from this wicked regime and wicked people.
For those who do not believe that GOD has nothing to do with this, keep your beliefs to yourself. I only share with the public what I believed. We believe and we continue to pray days/nights, and believe that GOD answered our prayers, and that the Almighty Holy One does not abandon us and HE is stranding before us fighting this war against our enemies for us.
GOD’s Hands are on President Trump, whoever have tried to destroy Trump will not work.
No one should say “the route we are walking is beautiful and smooth”.
It’s a very narrow and bumpy route, a lot of obstacles we have to face. GOD did not make David King without long battles and sufferings.
May GOD Bless and Protect President Donald J. Trump and his family, his cabinets, his American people and his nation America. Amen
I am a French-American
“Good afternoon Mr. President and congratulations on your win. You were not our first choice but you will work with us just like every president in the past has done or suffer the consequences”
I wonder what they threatened him with to make him buckle so quickly and so easily..?
Reality of normalcy and sanity seems to have diminished like a clear day when the fog comes to settle in.
Here’s an alternate view from
The Final Neutering of Trump
Feb 23, 2017 6:48 AM
It’s all good now. The matches have been taken out of Donny Boo Boo’s little hands. Everybody wins.
Lt Gen McMaster now has the NSC. Gen Mattis has the military. Gen Kelly has Homeland Security. Pompeo has CIA. Coats is going to have ODNI. Tillerson is coming around, too. Pence can meet with foreign leaders to discuss the meat of any matter, while Trump can come in when the grown-up work is complete to get his photo-op. All the actual levers of power are now in the hands of adults, and Donny cannot get his little stubbins on them. The ‘nuclear football’ that is never far from Trump may well only carry extra Sudokus and Crosswords for bored staff. The real one is likely in secure hands elsewhere. The amusing irony is that Trump opened the door to his own Trojan Horse. Maybe, deep down, there is a part of Trump that can admit he’s ignorant and incompetent, and requires sane and adult supervision.
Some may fear the high percentage of Generals. The fears are based on an old world view of such leaders. The world, even the world of the military has changed, at least in the West. Three of these men have seen war. They know its horrors. They also know stupidity and momentum often lead to conflict. They will go out of their way to avoid it. Their knowledge, plus their maturity, stands in stark contrast to Trump’s inner circle of Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller, both of whom fancy themselves above the Generals and are intent on being the architects of new wars and less freedom. Trump even claimed during the campaign that “I know more about ISIS than all the Generals”. He has been disabused of that delusion, just as his minions should have been disabused of Trump’s spurious claim that “I have a plan to replace Obamacare on Day One”. Obviously, he didn’t actually have the plan. Trump didn’t know that when campaigns end, winners actually have to lead, not simply toss out soundbites to a base that is easy to fool.
Bannon and Miller have been neutered in terms of policy matters, save for empty words and meaningless Executive Orders. The most anti-freedom and anti-liberty proposals they and Trump had planned, such as massive and wholly intrusive domestic data collection, rendition and torture, are now not going to happen. Similarly, the US is now not going to ‘take Iraq’s oil’ and unlikely to go to war with Iran, things the unholy triumvirate of Trump, Bannon and Miller have championed. The irony is that the men with medals trumped the fascist Empty Suits. The two suited staffers will just be impotent butt men for Donny, answering to his whims, acting like babysitters, albeit with real and no-nonsense chaperon Lt Gen McMasters in the West Wing with them. Bannon might get frustrated by his new reduced role and go back to Stormfront Lite (Breitbart), drink even more heavily, or smack around his girlfriend even more, but Miller will hang around because he has no place to go and likes having the WH badge. Trump, who turns out to be pretty damn lazy, gets what he actually wants most, which is the illusion of leadership, his Fake Reality Show. Of course they’ll let him have his non-secure Android, so he can continue to hammer out his 140-character “Sad!’ drivel. The cartoon caricature must play his role.
Trump also gets to use Air Force One, running up a bill that makes the Obamas look like misers. (In addition, at $500,000 per day, just security for Melania in NYC is on pace to cost America $180 million plus a year.) Trump can spend the time, until he hears The Celebrity Apprentice needs him more than America, making grand entrances at what are essentially post-election campaign rallies, and his base will adore him for it—since bread and circuses are what both sides of that love affair are all about. It’s style—even a gauche style—over substance. They’ll scream like teenage girls during the British Invasion of the 1960s, feeding Donny’s fragile ego, oblivious to the fact Trump is just a figurehead. He can continue to weekend at Mar-a-Lago, where he has a ready public audience anytime his ego requires it, vs staying alone in the White House on Saturday and Sunday or going to the isolated Camp David, a truly private retreat that has no $200,000 per year ‘members’.
Everybody wins, at least regarding freedom, liberty, war and Neo Imperialism.
The economy? That’s another matter entirely, and cannot be solved by Tweets. Trump proclaimed 4% GDP growth during the campaign. Since taking over, he has ordered his team to make it happen, as if economic growth can be achieved simply by an Executive Order. The man who has tended to think all any problem takes is 140 characters is beginning to realize he isn’t up to the task of governing. Fortunately, in a few key areas, there are now some adults in charge.
To hell with that! lets all get mad at liberals, the deep state and all their buddies.
Trump could bring Flynn back!
How many hold hope that this was a firing of Flynn. Sure all the cards dropped where they should–he even resigned in addit. to being fired. What would all think if he turned up “under cover” and still a big part of running the corrupt “security” organizations?
people should never have believed trump won an election. he was assigned a task to demoralize the american people so eventually they throw their hands in the air and go quietly into the nwo. what choreography!