NEO – America’s Civil War has begun with Balkanization to follow

by  Gordon Duff,  VT Sr. Editor    … with New Eastern Outlook,  Moscow

Gordon has had a front row seat to past American geopolitical disasters

[ Editor’s Note: This is another classic Gordon retrospective on our new administration’s earthquake rumblings that signal someone wants to change the American landscape here in a major way that the voters will regret.

He includes a bigger than usual dose of historical dot-connecting as background for understanding that the moves that Trump is trying to make have been preceded by other administrations, especially the Bush (43) cabal’s attack on the Constitution.

As Trump reveals his slash-and-burn tactics, seemingly not too worried about losing the independent voters who helped him win the electoral college vote, we see his well-executed con of representing the common man being the usual Madison Avenue political construct, pure window dressing.

He has brought the banksters and gangsters into the White house and administration slots, moving on from keeping them in the shadows as other presidents have done. “Might makes right” has been replace with “Money makes right”, and with no half-measures or smokescreen to hide it. Trump is selling us that there is no question that such people have the talent and desire to serve the American people.

But Betsy Devos, confirmed by Vice President Pence’s tie-breaking vote is now the poster child of that not being true. During her confirmation hearings the issue of guns in schools came up, which she supports, and gave Wyoming as an example of her reasoning, that they would help protect students from marauding black bears. 

I am not joking. She really did say this. You just can’t make this stuff up. No comedy writers need apply, as those positions have already been filled.

Volcanic magma is rising and getting ready to explode. Democratic-controlled State legislatures are already working on a flurry of State law changes to combat the Trump executive-order binge, and that of a Republican-controlled Congress, with things like five years of tax return releases being required to be on the next presidential ballot in 2020. This is going to be one hell of a ride folksJim W. Dean ]

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One of Trump’s first intentional acts, or gaffs, is to present a Constitutional challenge

– First published  …  February 12,  2017

Soon after taking office, President Trump issued an executive order banning legal residents of the United States and unnamed “others” based on their place of birth in seven nations cited as “dangerous.” All named nations are predominately Muslim but make up only a small minority of Islamic nations.

Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, underwear bomber, convicted terrorist

In broad but supportable terms, most terror attacks in the United States are domestic, notably Evangelical Christian and politically rightwing extremist or “alt-right.”

Other attackers are primarily from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, Nigeria but include Yemeni and Somali’s as well. Trump wasn’t totally wrong but was rather about 95% wrong.

The United States has very large populations from Iran, Syria and Iraq, where community roots go back a century and more.

For those who study American immigration and the growth and urbanization of America, these Islamic populations began building in America’s cities in concert with Jewish immigration waves stimulated by Imperial Russian persecution and later by the holocaust.

The largest waves were German, Italian, Irish and internal migration brought about by industrialization and, though seldom admitted, racial persecution.

As nearly 40% of America was “Hispanic” territory anyway, I will choose to shelve that discussion, not because it isn’t of significance but rather because it deserves independent analysis and consideration we will not be able to give.

The end result has been a “less than cohesive” America where competing ethnic groups have “melded” in different ways and with differing degrees of success. This process has been limited to areas that are politically “blue states,” where attitudes on racial issues, women’s rights and sexual preference have liberalized or humanized where contact levels and community values have been subject to the pressures of daily life.

Red vs blue

Generally speaking, and we are saying this hypothetically as well, as there are almost no African American’s or Jews or Muslim’s in Wyoming, residents of that state are more willing to hold onto century old hatreds that daily contact would have dispelled. This is very much a “red state” phenomenon.

Conversely, racial prejudice in blue states based on very real differences that remain between African American communities and “white” suburbs has instilled what might be called “red state attitudes” into the industrialized areas that might be expected to be “liberalized.”

In a similar vein, were one to deal with that hypothetical “Wyoming,” nearly identical prejudices exist against Native Americans, and all such prejudices are driven by stereotypes, and are exploited for political and economic gain.

This is part of the game that has been tearing America apart for two centuries, a game whose roots have always been in slavery, jingoism, isolationism and the economic abuse and exploitation of immigrant populations. Where a great difference is seen is in the Arab/Iranian/Jewish immigration, and to a less noticeable, general “Asian” immigration as well, India, China, Korea, Vietnam and Japan, now a significant factor as well.

Truth be told, the Islamic and Jewish communities and the Asian sub-groups as well have assimilated, not into urban ghetto’s but rather into cultural, commercial and professional sectors, where they have become almost equally preeminent.

African immigration has followed suit. The negative factor isn’t to America but to the world where America’s standard of living and opportunities has attracted ambitious and capable people.

Where Americans can view this “melding,” and few can do this simply because America is a nation of limited contact, no public transport, a nation of private homes and decentralized communities, startling realities defy stereotypes.

In metropolitan Detroit, for instance, where Arab and Jewish communities are a century old and number over 1 million, there is and never has been any stress or level of confrontation, quite the opposite. Near equally mixed Jewish-Arab business groups power civic life while cultural and academic follow as well. This has also provided a “landing zone” for other ethnic and minorities groups as well.

This dynamic is what has pushed the economic growth of the United States and secured her survival in the face of deindustrialization since 1980. It is also what has made Donald Trump so frightening.

In 1863, Congress suspended habeas corpus under provisions allowed by the Constitution of the United States of America, Article One, Section 9, clause 2, and in accordance with the Habeas Corpus Suspension Act 1863, a law signed by President Lincoln in response to the ongoing civil war. The specific language is below, the only language in the US Constitution that allows due process to be mitigated for legal residents and citizens of the United States, or at least until 2001.

“The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.”

Magna Carta – the big day

This was the first application of Martial Law, a term not used in the constitution but rather described through habeas corpus, the heart of Magna Carta and the basis of all English common law, on which American juris prudence is based.

It all comes from Runnymede-on-the-Thames 801 years ago when executive branch power was mitigated through parliamentary control, the general theory of republican government that existed until overturned in 2001 by Senator Arlen Specter, Attorney General John Ashcroft and President George W. Bush.

They did it, not Trump. They assumed that government would attract “better types,” which they quite wrongly, as history has long proven, deemed themselves to be, they are the ones that created the mechanism for what is now only a natural progression based on their desire for totalitarianism.

How this happened is described by Jeffrey Toobin for the New Yorker:

Jeffrey Toobin

“Shortly after September 11, 2001, and the American invasion of Afghanistan, Specter proposed that Congress develop a set of rules for handling the prisoners—the so-called “enemy combatants”—who were captured there.

Along with Richard J. Durbin, the Illinois Democrat, Specter introduced the Military Commission Procedures Act of 2002, which would have established a system of trials for the alleged Al Qaeda detainees, with defendants guaranteed, among other things, the presumption of innocence and the right to counsel. “The whole idea never really went anywhere,” Specter told me. “Nobody was much interested in it.”

The Bush Administration, believing that the treatment of the detainees was a matter that belonged under the exclusive control of the executive branch, was disdainful of attempts by Congress to address the issue. “I went down to Guantánamo with a group of senators shortly after it opened, and Dave Addington was also on the trip,” Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina, recalled, referring to Vice-President Dick Cheney’s counsel, who has been a leading advocate in the Administration for a broad view of Presidential power.

“As we were flying back to the States, I pulled Dave aside on the plane and said, ‘You really need to come over and draft some legislation with us, and, if you do that, the Supreme Court will be much more likely to uphold what we do. It would be better to work in concert with each other when it comes to wartime decision-making about how you try and interrogate a prisoner.”

What you will read next is the crux of the issue, not Trump at all but the position Trump is using legally and the position, as of this writing, that two levels of Federal Court has found unconstitutional. Toobin continues:

“I remember Dave had a copy of the Constitution he carried around with him,” Graham went on. “He took it out, and he said the Administration didn’t need congressional authorization for what it was doing. The President had the inherent authority to handle the prisoners any way he wanted.

And I said, ‘That may be a good legal argument, but it’s not a good political argument. The more united the nation, the better it is for everyone.’

But Dave said, ‘Thanks but no thanks.’ And after that we never had much dialogue.” Or, as Specter put it, “We still had discussions with the Department of Defense—perhaps in part because the general counsel was interested in a judgeship—but they didn’t go anywhere.”

This is just how easy it is, how a standard for Martial Law was established outside constitutional authority, how the legislative branch of government simply walked away from the role given them in Article one of the constitution, the very heart of that document, the language that defined the United States as a republic.

This is the nature of Trump’s Muslim ban, though restricting itself to a religious minority singled out, based on administration claims that inadequate vetting intelligence exists to allow continued not only refugee immigration but continued residency by “legals” who incidentally and inadvertently traveled outside the United States during a capriciously selected 90-day period.

It is this level of senselessness, the kind of idiocy George W. Bush exhibited with consistency, when framed by Trump’s claims that his election alone is “national emergency enough,” no civil war like Lincoln, no massive domestic terror attack like 9/11, simply a flurry of tweets stimulated by boredom and a bit of bipolar disorder or worse, it has simply gone too far.

Falling man – the symbol of America being thrown off the roof by the real perps

None of it would be possible without the unconstitutional degradation of rights the Bush cabal would have pushed for even without 9/11. The goal has always been open totalitarianism for America to replace the uncertainty of a political system still partially responsive to the electorate.

With Bush it was the shadowy “neocons” taking over, a far softer threat to individual freedoms when framed without the misogyny, race hatred and cronyism now infecting Washington. As things crumble around Trump, he continues to disappoint even his most ardent supporters at his lack of “presidentialness” and grasp of reality.

Simply put, Martial Law and the overthrow of the United States was not going to work without a charismatic leader, one thing America has been rather short of, and a credible external enemy that the tired boogeyman of Islamic extremism falls short of.

Yet it was Martial Law, the only applicable legal term to describe mitigation of due process and equal protection, delivered at the hands of a “twittering serial fabricationist” that confronts America. Though it may not seem such, this might just be a stroke of luck.

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

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22 Responses to "NEO – America’s Civil War has begun with Balkanization to follow"

  1. Hereticdrummer  February 13, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    John Z is right on it. Having police review boards is like having the mafia set up a commission to investigate organized crime. The New York Slimes (Times) is “right wing”? According to that System induced, false dichotomy, it is very left. However, the entire “right wing vs. left wing” facade is a playpen for fools. There is no right or left. There is only liberty or tyranny, and both so-called wings along with the “moderates” have given Americans heavy doses of the latter.

    • JohnZ  February 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      What do you mean by “no conclusion”?
      I’ll tell you the conclusion…..unless Americans wake up and see what’s happening around them, they will know what it’s like to live under the tyranny of a police state. Even the U.S. military is training to take over the nation and their plans for many American are not going to be very pretty. By 2030 the U.S. military plans to have taken over the country by force. The cities will be hell zones. America will become a dystopia.
      The other conclusion is that Americans, finally fed up with Washington and the criminal element that controls it, finally reacts. There will be much bloodshed in the streets of Washington, D.C. The Republic restored.
      How’s that for a conclusion?
      Two different scenarios, two different conclusions.

  2. bryguy  February 13, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Talk about an obsession with open borders and multiculturalism. Lock and step with the protocols of zion…flood the west with the 3rd world and label any who have a problem with the transformation of their own values, culture and nations as “racists”.

    ” there are almost no African American’s or Jews or Muslim’s in Wyoming, residents of that state are more willing to hold onto century old hatreds that daily contact would have dispelled.”
    So disgusting, Soros couldn’t have said it any better.
    Here’s a thought….let the western nations hold onto their “hatred” and send the 3rd worlder’s to say Israel or the middle east or asia and see how those kindred souls in those parts of the world react. Open arms I’m sure…..who isn’t for demographic and cultural suicide?

    • bryguy  February 13, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      It’s not about Wyoming, it’s about the “Century old racial hatreds” which is the point. Totally unfair statement, and in line with zionist multiculti fanatics that want white genocide. Don’t you find it ironic that the support for open borders and racists is right out of the protocols of zion blueprint? I certainly do

  3. JohnZ  February 13, 2017 at 5:23 am

    The Constitution and Bill of Rights no longer matter to those inside the great cess pool known as Washington, D.C. Bureaucrats do what ever they wish; issue forth more rules and regulations intended to strangle Americans into submission. Congress ignores the Bill of Rights every day as does the DHS, TSA, FBI, DEA, CIA, ATF, BLM, and of course your local heroes in black.
    You have no rights. They are now only privileges those in Washington can rescind at any time. Executive Orders, bills that are passed to benefit only the elite, or that impose more control over the American people. A nation under total surveillance and a government that threatens to tighten the noose around what’s left of a free press. What it wants is total control over the lives of everyone. What it doesn’t want is an informed citizenry who know and understand the truth. Public education is more of a brainwashing and indoctrination program all the while it fails to actually educate children, who continue to fall behind their counterparts around the world. A nation of dummies.

    • JohnZ  February 13, 2017 at 6:04 am

      The heroes, now trained to look upon the people as the enemy, as domestic terrorists, or as a version of the Palestinians, now use unbridled force and violence against any who dare to question their authority or those who do not immediately comply with their commands. Goon thugs with badges now roam America’s streets, heavily armed thanks to the DHS and the Pentagram now consider themselves to be soldiers. Most of them have never served in the military. Most of them would never pass the psychological examinations.
      Police revue boards made up of those who look the other way give a free pass to cops who murder innocent men, women and children. People are brutalized and tortured inside jails. Chicago operates a black site….how many others in America? Women are raped at gunpoint, children are molested, drivers are pulled over for the slightest traffic violation and strip searched on the street. The heroes may at any time rob you of whatever cash you have. There is no end to the violations of the rights of Americans the heroes will not pass by. You are lucky to remain alive from a routine traffic stop.
      America has become a battlefield and the war of the government against the people with America now an occupied nation, has become cruel joke.

  4. Foci  February 13, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Your map is not a good one. Here is a map that is more accurate, posted by the right wing newspaper New York Times. This one is much closer to reality. Scroll down.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/11/16/us/politics/the-two-americas-of-2016.html?_r=0

  5. Bartered  February 13, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Interesting to say the least. The big city is where the biggest welfare/subsidies exist. More money per square inch compared to the suburbs or rural areas. Its why NY has the biggest population of jews and an even larger population of poor minorities. How the gainfully employed can exist with the cost of living is beyond me.

  6. Bartered  February 13, 2017 at 12:06 am

    He will never change the dual citizenship of government employees and those who run the NGO’s from israel. Ever. This is all I need to know about his loyalty to the American people and the only sign I need to know he will disappointing everyone, just like Obama. This time its not the liberals or minorities that will be disappointed. It will be the middle class white male. The last leg standing for a strong middle class.

  7. Khalid Talaat  February 12, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Well said Roger… there is one thing that will reverse the tide of Muslim Migration. The total exodus of Western corrupters. Imagine no Israel, no ISIS, no CIA regime change. Why would they have “invsde” Western Culture?

  8. Peter Johnson  February 12, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    It’a a shame to watch it all unfold. Hopefully you people will stand up and swing the pendulum back before it all goes badly wrong.

    • Khalid Talaat  February 12, 2017 at 11:28 pm

      I would equally wish that the English would radio activste the City of London. That would for me be enogh to wipe the slate clean for the evil done to this planet in the name of your beloved satanic monarchy.

  9. roger  February 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    In medicine, the adecuate therapy to any new disease begins with the study to determine its origins or causes, known as etiology, something that media in widespread concert, both in EU and US, has conspicuously avoided. Beginning with the first Gulf War, Islamic nations,were targetted by the PNAC, leaving entire populations without food, shelter, medical assistance or jobs bordering extinction under famine or sicknesses. No NATO nation devised a plan to contain the inevitable and massive migratory tide that now its about to tear down all Western nations, firstly prepared with media and lectures on multiculturalism. Only a G7 decision could provide the means to support and relocate the people. Very easily, any muslim would tell you why he left his country because of US-UK-FR sent them into the Stone Age, but no westerner would ask why. Indeed, the Yanin Plan combined with the Memorandum 200.and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion have the answers, and oncoming surprises, to those still in cozy ignorance.

  10. wjabbe  February 12, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    It’s a great picture of Confederate Soldiers going into battle against outlaw Dishonest Abe “elected” by 39% who went through general after general until he came upon a drunk named Grant and psychopath named Sherman to do his totally unconstitutional and illegal job for him raping, plundering and killing and destroying people and property to “keep the Union together”. The flag is beautiful too. Dishonest Abe had zero legal authority to use military armed force for this illegal purpose killing or injuring upwards of 1 million. Slavery was legal at the time. Black slaves built New York. Monuments to unindicted war criminal Dishonest Abe are what must come down not giants like General Robert E. Lee whose monument despicable Charlotte Virginia has voted to remove. The Civil War is the most shameful disgrace in American History. By the way the Confederacy VOTED to secede from the Union; Voting is a peaceful act.

    • Khalid Talaat  February 12, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      Slavery’s tide of morality has taken its legality out to sea to never return.

  11. Leno  February 12, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    American Muslims Stone Christians in Dearborn, MI (Original edit)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnJBW49afzg

    • Khalid Talaat  February 12, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      Leno: If I came into yout neighborhood and distespected you, I would expect to meet your displeasure. Your constant harping on Muslims being terrorists and a violent religion does not concide with thr genocide condicted by predominantly Christian countries. It is as bright as the sun with no night.

    • JohnZ  February 13, 2017 at 5:13 am

      Leno, Do you believe this was a spontaneous act? There is always more to the story than ever gets into print.
      How do we know that person did not act in a civilized manner in the first place? Did that person deliberately antagonize Muslims? Maybe just top get that sort of reaction and then report it, leaving out a few inconvenient facts?
      On the other hand, Muslims do have a reason to be angry, what with the west attempting to wipe them out for the benefit of israel.

    • Leno  February 13, 2017 at 8:57 am

      This is only the beginning of civil unrest. When the big money finds it’s way to the front lines, there will be no more sanctuaries.

  12. US-First  February 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Leno: They would have got the same treatment at Borough Park in Brooklyn if they had showed up there with banners and placards insulting the locals with in-your-face Christian Evangelical fervor. Isn’t it enough that they have Benny Hinn, John Hagee and other buffoon Evangelical Christian-Jews (misnomer, oxymoron – call it what you will) blasting the same message over the TV 24/7. Who are or were the big, hulking dudes anyway – KKK? Militia? Hardly the kinda guys rolling in on Harleys to church service of a Sunday morning.

  13. ayelyahbenjamin  February 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    the chasm between the spirit of the law and the letter of the law…from the intent of the original authors to an enforced obedience to an abomination of interpretations with the “letter of the law” betraying the very spirit of the original INTENT of those who wrote it… the “letter” grants impunity, the license to kill, to maim, to maltreat, to thieve openly, to control and to rule …the spirit of the law does not…. the first “letter of law” granting complete impunity to mass murder innocents still celebrated as“Purim”…see letter of law…..a tool to oppress, a tool of enemies to humanity, words twisted ,triangulated and strangulated with so far a deviation from truth, the space between, the spirit of the law where truth is absolute and wholly upheld is sealed from their filth….the letter of the law where truth is sideswiped, granting impunity without challenge is not Justice. Not in the true sense of the word. Justice. There is no justice where courts protect and run pedophile rings for the rich and not so famous, where the letter of the law is their protection, the spirit of the law interprets their true intentions …..that of evil , for they who forsook their proper dwelling place are outed and being routed out of here as we speak

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