[ Editor’s Note: This is a very important story, published in Russia of all places, because they of all people understand the real threat. This is time for big boys to pay attention.
Washington is at war and Trump is in the process of risking everything to save himself and take down anyone in his way, breaking all the rules and perhaps killing all of us in the process. This is not hyperbole, it is fact.
Trump has named Stephen Feinberg, not a harmless hedge fund manager at all but the guy that runs DynCorp, the huge mercenary army a dozen times the size of Blackwater, to take control of everything, giving him the power to run all US intelligence and security functions.
Feinberg will be able to edit or fabricate any intelligence, order any arrests, suspend rights for any group, censor the press, declare any domestic group or political party “illegal” or even “terrorist.” He is a violent fanatic, a dangerous person the like of which we may well never have seen in this country before.
Trump is appointing a Czar to end all Czars, placing all American power under corporate, or may we say “Israeli” control. Is anyone surprised? Feinberg plans to create “controllers” over all military and intelligence functions with full command authority but answerable only to him.
Feinberg’s real role is to protect Trump, on behalf of the Deep State faction he represents, from impeachment or coup and to dismantle all opposition, inside congress, the press and, in particular, the public. Plans are underway to criminalize any anti-Trump activities as “hate crimes” under broadened police powers already in front of legislatures in state after state with a federal law in the works as well.
If those fail, Trump will issue an executive order and, if needed, arrest any judge who tries to block it. John McCain was told about this plan, leading to his weak response:
“This is how dictator’s get started.” McCain and other congressional leaders are terrified with go-bags and open end plane tickets from Canada and Mexico to places unknown a hot commodity in the nations capital. We believe that congress will simply turn over and wipe the constitution out of the history books. Let’s see if we are right.
Republicans now know the only way they can undo what they have caused through getting in bed with the globalists and the fanatics in Tel Aviv, a Congress made up of “know-nothings” and slackers, of bumpkins and petty demagogues, is to either impeach Trump or convince the military to murder him.
This is not fake, not a word of it. Trump knows this, his handlers from Israeli intelligence spy on the Pentagon, on Congress, and he is given regular dossiers on their private conversations.
This is what led him to ordering a 10,000 man combat group to take up station on the Russian border with 1000 to be airlifted immediately. He is staging a military confrontation with Russia to save his own ass. Similarly he just ordered a carrier battle group to the South China Sea to challenge “navigation rights” around China’s new “created” island military bases. It was either this or work with Israel and Saudi cash, like Bush did, to stage a massive terror attack on the United States, but Bush had positive poll numbers from day one, and Trump is already drowning.
Not only is he way negative in poll numbers but he already faces impeachment on a number of charges, this is why he has ordered the Attorney General and White House counsel to block a special prosecutor and grand jury to investigate Flynn. Normally, Flynn would have been offered immunity to get up the ladder, to see who had really been working with Russia and, let’s face it, Israel, illegally. We know Trump is at the head of the list and can easily be taken down for very real crimes.
The Ship of State is adrift, with the new Trump administration attacking the media and the Intel agencies, when he might already have sown the seeds of a new Watergate-type investigation. We are now seeing a delicate tightrope act by both sides, where one small miscalculation could trigger a quick and painful fall from grace.
If this were not a sad enough thing to watch, making it worse is observing those in the bleachers, who are watching this as if it were some form of entertainment, or heaven forbid, a reality TV show.
We have never had a new President take himself down into the swamp so quickly and recklessly before. During his first 30 days, Obama forged ahead on executive orders, with the difference being that they mainly dealt with administrative directives, whereas Trump kicked off a jihad of Obama deconstruction.
Was this mistaken overkill on his part, or did he want the controversy of heading an embattled administration, fighting valiantly to deliver on what he had promised during his campaign? While Obama was on a fast track for his Affirmative Action Nobel Peace Prize, Trump has been turning decades of American foreign relationships on their ear, except for a choice few like Britain and Israel.
The nation’s shrinks are burning up the email traffic among them on whether we actually have a mentally imbalanced president at the helm. This is not partisan sniping stuff, but professional concerns, as they have not gone public.
While Trump has claimed to be draining the swamp and made some token efforts to do so, seasoned observers have watched him bring in a “new swamp”, quickly and with little concern over putting much window dressing on it.
The Trump people have not seemed to grasp that the Intel agencies know everything there is to know about these people, including his son-in-law’s “more than close contacts” with Israel. Flynn was just the tip of the iceberg, receiving the heat first.
As to who Mr. Feinberg is, I will let him tell you. Feinberg has been described as “secretive” in The New York Times. In 2007, Feinberg told Cerberus shareholders, “If anyone at Cerberus has his picture in the paper and a picture of his apartment, we will do more than fire that person. We will kill him. The jail sentence will be worth it.” If Feinberg did not want this on his Wikipedia, it would not be there. So go figure. [Wikipedia]
But as Gordon covers below, what no media had dared to touch, is that we may have a Watergate-style coverup scenario already threatening the Trump presidency, which will put Congress in a most awkward position. We will be watching this very carefully, as the ripple effect could have numerous consequences for many… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … February 19, 2017 –
There is a war going on in Washington, overtly between America’s intelligence agencies, including the Pentagon, and Trump. Trump is also at war with the press as well, stating that both the press and the Intel groups are nothing but liars. Of course, Trump is absolutely correct, the press lies continually and intelligence agencies fabricate a world to justify the needs of their real clients, the globalists, the arms industry and big oil.
But things are even worse now, we have a president who calls them out for their lies and then turns around and lies more than all of them combined. There is no government, only liars accusing each other of lying while doing what has always been done, stealing everything that isn’t nailed down and Trump looks like he is setting a new record for that as well.
There is strong “real world” evidence that intelligence agencies including some directly tied to the Pentagon, like the DIA, have collectively stripped President Trump of his security clearance. We know this officially happened to Lt. General Mike Flynn after he was fired by Trump.
The flurry of blaming and half-hearted defenses of Flynn by President Trump after his meetings with Netanyahu in Washington this week are a subterfuge. Flynn had to go, his opposition to Netanyahu’s planned upcoming invasion of Lebanon which would require not only Saudi finance but considerable logistics and even air support from the US, is what really brought about the firing of Flynn.
The orchestrated press attacks on Flynn originated from within the all-powerful Israel lobby, who has presented Trump with US/Israeli dual citizen, Stephen Feinberg, owner of disgraced private military contractor DynCorp, is to oversee all American intelligence efforts worldwide.
We are also told that as agencies such as the DHS and FBI operate both outside the US and domestically, Feinberg will have more government employees and more guns under his command than the Secretary of Defense, but without the nasty accountability.
Feinberg’s company, DynCorp, accused of human trafficking in Bosnia, is contracted by Saudi Arabia to train and supply al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria and Iraq, from facilities in Jordan and the Saudi Kingdom, in concert with the Gulf States.
Flynn was officially declared a security risk when questions arose about his behavior for “lying” to the FBI when questioned about conversations he had with Russian officials.
As of this writing, America’s nuclear command structure is likely compromised and presidential briefings, traditionally where intelligence agencies lie anyway, have been ended.
Seemingly a small thing but in reality a massive intelligence disaster, happened on February 13, 2017, when Trump along with advisor Steve Bannon, now fired Mike Flynn, Japanese President Abe, wives, restaurant staff and fellow diners, took part in what was an ad hoc emergency meeting of the National Security Council.
North Korea had just held a missile test violating Japan’s airspace. Trump reacted with considerable drama, showing off for the crowd while he phoned military leaders and put the US on high alert.
Let’s get some context on what the real problem with “airing dirty laundry” is. Back during the Cold War, the only way the US could get close to observing Soviet leaders under stress was from high value CIA assets, of which there were few. America waited each year from the Mayday parade to watch body language and position on the review stands and then wrote copious reports extrapolating each nuance into volumes.
Here, Trump gave any potential enemy “the family jewels.” Trump already has a presidential advisor, Jared Kushner, who openly works for Israeli intelligence and lifelong business associates like Felix Sater who are among the world’s most dangerous criminals.
The next huge gaff by Trump involves his knowledge of the FBI’s investigation of Flynn’s Russian contact, which officially began with an interview two weeks before. It is alleged that President Trump was both knowledgeable about the Flynn phone calls and the also “alleged” perjury by Flynn during his FBI interview.
In the kind of “what did Trump know and when did he know it” situation that brought down the Nixon presidency, we now quite probably have a “smoking gun” that could bring down the Trump presidency. Trump, minimally, had knowledge of a criminal act by a White House official who was allowed to keep his security clearance. This is a felony.
That many more similar and related acts of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, perjury and endless mail and wire fraud can be alleged as well, and American law allows for “piling on” charges like this based on any single incident, and we are talking about hundreds of incidents here, makes actions by agencies like the CIA against Trump supportable to key members of congress.
Thus, Trump’s daily accusations of “leaks” and being kept in the dark are falling on deaf ears.
Let’s stop for a moment and look at the “what and why” of this issue. All along, Trump contact with Russia has been technically a violation of law, even treason. The only previous such contact, as that nearly all Trump associates currently stand accused of, was in 1980 when it is alleged that Vice Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush flew to Paris and met with Iranian officials there.
When former CIA agent Richard Brenneke came forward, testifying about the meetings and deal with Iran, which later led to the conviction of 47 Reagan White House officials including Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, Brenneke was charged with fabricating the information.
Brenneke was charged with perjury for leaking the information and Brenneke’s associate, former Luftwaffe pilot and co-operational chief of the CIA’s drug smuggling operation known as “Air America,” Heinrich Rupp was convicted of bank fraud. The bank fraud charges against Rupp were for daily banking activities laundering narcotics cash into CIA operational accounts.
Both were silenced by misuse of the Department of Justice to save Reagan and Bush from impeachment, as jailing whistleblowers or “leakers” as those who often as not are keeping their oaths of office are called, is what keeps Washington going.
Trump, whose election was largely enabled by hacking and leaking with more than a bit of fake news and fabricating thrown in as well, is now on his own rampage against, you guessed it, fake news and fabricating and leaking as well, by others anyway.
Over the Cliff
Only a couple of dozen days into the Trump regime and terms like chaos and coup and dictatorship are heard everywhere. What isn’t being heard is redress or correction and nobody is turning to “institutions” or the constitution with its “checks and balances.”
All that is gone. What is left is a Congress that has, through feathering its own nest, lost the respect of the American people, as Trump points out rather eloquently from time to time. The problem is, those in Congress who stand with Trump are those he has fished from that swamp he claims he wants to clean out, the worst of the worst.
Others, who picture themselves as trusted leadership, though “trusted by whom” is never asked, are in actuality the survivors who have entrenched themselves in power typically by milking election cash from the corrupt elements that lead them to betray their offices decade after decade.
Another problem there, of course, is that Trump himself, with his record of money laundering for organized crime, his bankruptcies, his continual legal problems for fraud and worse, parallels everything that is bad about government.
With a population deeply divided, exploited on one hand by fear and hatred, on the other, if you chose to believe this, by a wish to live in a just world with equal opportunity for all, that in itself represented as treasonous and criminal, there is little left to save.
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 VT, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.