NEO – America Descends into Madness


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

Gordon getting his early geopolitical education

[ Editor’s Note: This is another barn-burner from Gordon, an in depth look at the geopolitical train wreck in progress, with engineer Trump at the controls until his handlers decide otherwise. America faces a looming danger that most of the country is unaware of, and would not know what to do, if they were.

I am not being a meanie for saying that. VT is briefing people all the time, professionals in the field, about what is really going on. But because most everyone in the security business is “stove-piped”, they don’t really grasp the full picture, nor do they see any way to change anything. And yes, the “slow” ones don’t see any problem at all, because their paychecks never bounce.

Those in charge of protecting us even view themselves as being neutered, in terms of doing anything about it. Any potential opposition powers have not only been infinitely fragmented, but set against each other politically-financially via as many wedge issues as possible. The cattle pens of the Chicago slaughter-house era come to mind, when I think about it.

This manufactured chaos is stoked by an endless array of political action committees that have hooked up with Google’s profiling of basically everyone online to feed them an endless supply of their respective wedge-issue propaganda.

As is Gordon’s style, he is laying out his current views, but also doing the dot-connecting to show that what is happening is not just due to our dealing with the personality flukes of another sociopathic, powerful political leader in the form of The Donald. The roots go much deeper, so that even if a figurehead falls out of current favor, there is a substantial bull pen from which to push forward a new replacement.

But the powers behind the political strawmen never change, because the public does not really see them, nor do most even sense they are there. What Gordon is telling us is that we are going to have to up our game considerably to have any chance of turning this god-awful situation around.

Look at what is happening to the secular Syrian people, and consider what could happen to us when “they” feel it is time for the US to be Balkanized. And no, I am not kidding, not one bitJim W. Dean ]

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–  First published  …  May 26,  2017  –

A basic tenet of identifying the driving forces behind American policy is a short examination of the root causes of error. Chief among these, and there are so many, is the continuing insistence that Iran has an active nuclear program when all evidence since 2003 runs to the contrary.

Behind this, two tiresome methodologies appear, one being the hunt for non-existent weapons of mass destruction and the second, America’s love for saving “poor little babies” from imaginary poison gas or hapless equally imaginary prisoners from incineration or mass killings.

Error has become “belief,” and a generation of American military leaders and diplomats have enthralled themselves to a cause defunct of purpose, deficient in reason, bereft of moral imperative. This is the military Donald Trump fell in love with.

It furnished him with leadership of sufficient ethical ambiguity as to implement a soulless agenda without a second thought. These were trained professionals, the generation of Rumsfeld and Cheney, a nation primed for feudal fascism.

To see and understand what we are really up against, can be a bit unnerving

This array of deception has for three decades been used against many nations but the prime focus today is Iran. Our point is simple; Trump is in Israel and Saudi Arabia because his corrupt regime is controlled from there. His actions aim at Iran and are based in error in thought and error in execution. He is a fool.

His error also demonstrates something far more sinister, that he is a puppet, a vassal and dreams of being a medieval warlord. His lack of wit, lack of character, his lack of attention, his boorishness and whoredom are wonderfully at home in Saudi Arabia and Israel, where such characteristics have defined leadership for generations.

On May 21, 2017, American President Donald Trump announced that Saudi Arabia has put together a 55-nation force of 34,000 men to fight terrorism in Syria and Iraq. Trump agreed, without consultation or approval of the US government, to participate in that endeavor and agreed to sell Saudi Arabia, over a period, $.5 trillion in advanced arms previously denied to any foreign government.

This, the most corrupt presidency in American history, is flirting with disaster, blending its proclivity for pandering and bullying with ineptitude and more than a tinge of unbridled insanity. Toss in endless Saudi billions and Israel’s “exceptionalism” and a poisonous stew results.

Pushing Trump forward is the lowest rung of what VT co-founder Colonel David Hackworth called the Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon, the strutting neo-feudalists that haunt Washington, its corporate backrooms, engaging in anti-government plots, the peddling of tainted souls, all steeped in debauchery and dishonor.

They dance on and off the Fox Network, or adorn the polemics of the Institute for the Study of War, spouting the thinly veiled Bolshevik slogans promoted by dozens of cash ridden neocon think tanks. This is the real life military power that overshadows the world, Rome under Caligula reborn.

Institute for the Study of War

America’s military establishment has a checkered history fighting terrorism. It lost wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, lest we forget Vietnam and has learned to fight using mercenaries and, as it has operated clandestinely in Iraq and Syria, through the terrorist organizations of ISIS and al Qaeda.

Were it not for the 500,000 Syrian dead, America’s “create the disease, offer the cure and then kill the patient” solutions would be high humor.

On March 2, 2015, former Marine General John Allen explained how he was going to spend $300 million to organize a force against ISIS, trained in Turkey. He said he had 5,500 vetted volunteers, mostly Syrian Christians from the Deir Ezzor region, ready to sign up.

General John Allen

Six months later, the money was spent, 150 mercenaries were trained, most from Morocco and upon deployment, all turned over their weapons and joined al Qaeda. Trump’s plan is to build on this success but he is lying.

He has been bought and paid for by the Saudi prince he bowed to, and vowed to defend to the death, not his death mind you but of others, many others.

Then again we refocus, plots within plots, to one of the interlocking “grand schemes,” the war to Balkanize Islam itself, as with other political, religious or social struggles, when you peel away the veneer, you find only money and greed.

The real money will be made by pushing the war between Sunni and Shia Islam, a key component of Israeli globalist policy. There are over 1.5 billion Muslims in the world with around 150 million, or 10%, Shia. However, that 10% is in Iran, Iraq and Pakistan while some of the largest Sunni populations are far afield in Asia and North Africa.

Backed by Russia, the Shia states of Iran and Iraq, backed by Syria and Hezbollah, overshadow a very divided Sunni world. You see, the primary Sunni military power is Turkey, a constitutional secular state, followed by nuclear armed Pakistan, in eternal military confrontation with India.

Saudi Arabia doesn’t represent Sunni Islam at all but rather an extremist Wahhabist heresy, a bizarre hate filled cult at the root of all the woman hating suicide cults that feed terrorism. The elites of the Sunni world suffer considerable dismay that their holy sites are controlled by “head chopping” Bedouins who rope women together like cattle taken to market.

Why is America and Israel aligned with such a monstrosity? Let’s take a second to look at the huge new arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

The inexorable result will be either Israel or Pakistan using nuclear weapons or Iran eventually tiring of Saudi Arabia and crushing them handily. Tiny Yemen has proven more than a match for the Saudi military, one of the worst in the world, despite the tens of thousands of mercenaries deployed across the kingdom.

The other scenario involves the US moving in but not behind the leadership of the least loved commander in chief in American history, no, there is little chance America will enter a ground war against Iran with a weakened president. Thus, Trump has turned his policy over to others, bowed before a foreign prince, and is trying to recreate the Europe of August 1914, to plunge the world into cataclysm and perhaps avoid criminal prosecution in the process.

Another story, oft told, of the Armageddon death cult called “Dominionism” and its stranglehold on America’s military officer’s corps, is one Trump knows well. As factors weigh in, historical, social and economic, the move toward war plays them all, sign of the “chaos theory factory” written of eloquently by author Jeff Gates in his work, Guilt By Association. The American military has been dominated by Israel for some time with officers “junketed” to Israel where their personal weaknesses, be it cash or sexual deviance is exploited.

They return to Washington, reborn as “neocons” and “patriots” seeking think tank and board room honors. Most, in the end, are tossed aside, a poor investment for their masters, unimaginative mediocrities the public has long tired of.

Clooney went loony on the White Helmets

The agent for this massive arms sale to the Saudis is Trump son-in-law, Israeli-American Jared Kushner, a highly experienced low income property developer from New Jersey from an organized crime family with a long history of cheating investors and bribing public officials. It keeps getting better.

It was Kushner’s wife, Trump’s daughter Ivanka, that decided Syria needed to be punished with a missile attack in retaliation for a “terrorist atrocity” the world later learned was staged by the CIA and actor George Clooney’s Oscar/Nobel Prize winning “White Helmets.”

We then move on to the new “coalition,” an abuse of the term if there ever was one. The members of the coalition, we assume, are all Sunni states, but no one knows exactly who they are. We know Israel isn’t officially a member but sets policy in partnership with Saudi Arabia.

Less well known are the connections between Saudi Arabia’s justified as defensive war against Yemen and other conflicts including the overthrow of Ukraine, the populist or more appropriately neo-Nazi government in Poland, moves against Armenia, not to mention the Syrian issue. This indicates, to the trained observer, that Russia may well be the real target. Toward that end, we will examine how and why Russia might be the target.

We also know that this anti-extremist and anti-terrorist coalition consists of nations who have trafficked jihadists to Iraq and Syria to join rebel groups there. Among those nations are the economic supporters of those groups as well, buying modern weapons for “rebels” and sending in military trainers and planning staff. They are even manning command centers for rebels inside not only Jordan but in Syria and Iraq as well, serving side by side with Israeli forces against the Baghdad and Damascus governments.

Closer examination shows that the rebels supported by this Saudi coalition that the US has joined are primarily ISIS and al Qaeda. Trump’s new force for peace specifically targets the participants of the Astana peace process and, more importantly, has targeted for overthrow the governments of Syria and Iran, Russia’s only allies in the Middle East.

Google’s Jigsaw is headed your way

It doesn’t take a genius to see what is going on here. Some weeks ago, New Eastern Outlook, a Russian journal on geopolitical affairs, published an expose on a “regime change factory” called “Google Jigsaw.”

Our new 55 nation force, whose political will well seems to originate with long-term Israeli ambitions amplified through a newfound influence within the Trump regime, is clearly a manifestation of the globalist ambitions expressed by “Jigsaw,” the multi-trillion-dollar purveyor of the special form of democracy that has left much of the world aflame and millions dead, millions more stateless refugees.

It is May 2017 when Donald Trump leaves the United States to seek world peace. Evidence has been submitted that is sufficient for impeachment but as America’s government has been under the control of powerful special interests, criminal interests, for 15 years, it is likely nothing will be done.

The general admission is that America is in free fall with no government at all. The policy changes from the Obama era are all disasters, massive cuts in medical programs, massive increases in waste ridden military expenditures and huge tax giveaways to the rich.

NATO has become a threat to us all, partially due to the command structure

Obama’s foreign policy was always enigmatic. Opposition to Russia and support of NATO, policies not generally rooted in reality, were a keystone. Trump promised to change those and open dialog but his uncertain demeanor and rash judgement clouded things.

As things come into focus, Trump seems to be assembling a cabal to go after Russia the nation. The problem being is that to Trump, Russia isn’t its people or its government, Russia is his “Russia,” those who reached out to him when he was broke, busted, bankrupt, and flooded his failing enterprises with money.

That money was stolen from the Russian people, looted from banks, illegally converted state enterprises, and Trump’s Russia is the Russian Mafia, sometimes called the Kosher Nostra or the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia, the list of partners behind the Bayrock Group, all “Russian” but all enemies of the Russian people and in many cases, fugitives from Russian justice as well.

These crime syndicates were the vultures that fed off the chaotic period at the end of the communist era, partnering with the CIA, Mossad and other intelligence agencies, working with corrupt American and Israeli political leaders, money laundering banks, with the intent of building a criminal empire that would be above the law.

These cabals, which Trump represents, enjoy seeing Russia accused of interfering in elections in the United States or mischaracterized as a military dictatorship. Their control of press assets maintains a continual misdirection for the world public, one equally corrupt governments are happy to take part in as well.

When Trump talked of dealing with Russia, he meant dealing with organized crime that, under careful examination, knows no borders. Therefore, every deal thus far over Syria is immediately violated and why, to those of the clandestine world, America’s covert support of world terrorism, has sprung into high gear.

Compared to Trump, Obama now looks like a modern Plato or Socrates

A constant in Obama policy was keeping both Israel and Saudi Arabia at arm’s length. The failure, of course, was in American participation in Yemen, part of Saudi Arabia’s war on Syria and Shia Islam in general, ran directly contrary to Obama policy with Iran.

Obama pushed the 5+1 nuclear agreement through and ended the Iran sanctions, a huge blow to both Israel and Saudi Arabia. Obama also restricted arms sales to Saudi Arabia, something Trump has just “undone.”

What is less known is that, to keep Israel in line, Obama also crippled Israel’s missile defense system by removing its AEGIS component. The vaunted “Iron Dome” is “hot air.”

We mention these issues in passing as they present an earlier policy, though never openly embraced, to preserve some American leverage in world events. Trump’s real failure is making deals when the real deal is in leaving the table, particularly when at the wrong table.

Inept as Trump may well be, among the Likudists in Israel or the Bedouin princes in Saudi Arabia, he may well be what intellect, grace and talent is at the table. Trump is the clown bear in the nest of vipers.

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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  1. Outstanding, Gordon. You keep outdoing yourself. Representative government in America has always been a sham. The wire-pullers are quite confident in their arrogance. Most everyone is intimidated, compromised, ignorant, or apathetic. To paraphrase/quote the great bard, “What need we fear who knows our plans when none can call our power to account?”

  2. Where to begin? Probably when somebody put into Trump’s tiny little brain, the idea to run for president. Was it his buddies in the Russian jooish mafia? How easy it was to convince certain Americans he had all the answers. After all he was perceived as a successful businessman. In this day and age how the public perceives anything is the most important issue. Bending the perception of the American people one way otr another is easy to do. Those who control that perception have all the resources at hand, money and the media presstitutes to do the dirty work.
    Trump has proven that once again he is out of his league,without a clue and stumbling in the dark. His years of financial and personal debauchery have caught up with him and he appears more as some mafia don than president. Ill advised by a criminal element and allowing even worse inside the military to take over command, he has not only stumbled out of the gate, he is now lamed and ineffective. He can now only thrash around causing damage to whatever he touches.

    • The worst part of all this are the Americans who continue to believe in this hackneyed corrupt fool. They are the Breitbart/ Infowars/ Fox News crowd of low IQ, brainwashed,, and totally controlled mass of red state voters many of whom are probably addicted to opiate based pain killers. The statistics bear this out with such red states as West Virginia nearly leading the country in drug overdoses.
      As Gordon stated, the Dominionist cabal has gripped the military, with its crazed, whacked out religious tomes of Armageddon and rapture. If there is a g-d, I wonder if he is even watching. They are the most dangerous of the lot. when you believe you have a certain deity on your side, even the worst atrocities become religious themes.
      America is now in uncharted territory with no playbook to steer it back, the playbook having been stolen long ago. Darkness descends into a long night for America.
      Is there any way out of this short of armed revolution?

  3. They could sell a trillion dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and they would still be useless at doing military things. Their major oil, gas and terminal facilities are within easy range of Iran’s large missile arsenal. I guess none of these people think through the potential consequences.

    • In Islam it is prohibited for men to adorn themselves with gold. Yet here is the supposedly protector of Islam adorning a man with gold. These Saudi Royals are imposters and as Muslims we pray that these British agents would quit the planet with all their corrupt offspring. Tonight is not soon enough.

  4. Still disagree with your take on the “bowing”; but appreciate the insights. Just a few points of order:

    – Saudi Arabia has a much larger Shia population than is evident. The province of Najran and the Eastern province are Shias (Sevener and Twelver respectively). The oil in Saudi Arabia actually belongs to the Shia people of the Eastern Province.
    – It is more accurate to call them Najdis. Bedouins from other provinces don’t need to shoulder their reputation. There a hadith of the evil that will emanate from the Najd province. The Royal families of Kuwait, Qatar and, also the UAE originate from the Najd. Exceptions are those of Sharjah/Ras al-Khaimah & that of Oman.
    – Ergo Saddam was right, Kuwait belongs to the Basra. Native population of both is Arab Shia.
    – Ottoman Turkey did not have Shia-Sunni issues. They gave refuge to the Ismaili Shias (Agha Khan’s people) and the Qizilbash (Alevis) fleeing from Iran.
    – Nor did India (& Pakistan) Muslims until the arrival of the British.
    – Amal Clooney is half Druze. Also a Shia.

  5. The USA being Balkanized; well folks just come on down to Baltimore. There are neighborhoods that if you got out of your car, you could not cross the street before you were robbed.. You simply do not venture into these places. Detroit is the same; as are parts of Washington DC and I am sure many other Cities have the same issues.This is by design. A multi-pronged attack on the USA by the KM. Welfare, Heroin, Crack, Rap, Television, Vaccination, Poisoned water, GMO food. Look around, is this the same Country you grew up in? People have been removed from the workforce and others brought in to reduce wages. The family weakened by both spouses having to work. And our school system dumbed down to the point where high school graduates are functually illiterate and can’t do simple arithmatic.

  6. After Trump went to Saudi and then Israel, he needs and exorcism….which I doubt the Pope did. Too bad.

  7. How many former US and other presidents have warned about this conspiracy ? Even Benjamin Friedman told us about it and none listen to it. JFK paid with his life for it. To get their Jooish messia they have to clean the world from every human soul. What messia would this be ?

    • A false Messia. His heaven is hell and his hell is heaven. A great liar. He uses Google Jigsaw not only to target micro groupes, as did Cambridge Analytica did to elect Trump, but to send a targetted message or lie to every individual. The AI is on track to handle this precice targeting.

  8. The highest honor bestowed on one “clown bear” by a group with no honor, is not much of an honor.
    Accepting it goes against the “the art of the deal”. KSA saw him coming and used a giant ladle to pour copious amounts of ego booster all over the place. It was not lost on all other prospective handlers.

  9. Wjabbe, That’s the whole idea. The people, now sheeple, have outlived their usefulness. What better way than to incinerate them, and most of the world. It’s like one of those saturday morning cartoons where the mad scientist creates a situation where the two major powers wipe each other out leaving him in control of the entire planet. Except it’s not a cartoon or some science fiction movie. It’s happening right now before our eyes, and there is very little we can do about it. The ones who can have already left for remote parts of the world.
    Except I don’t think there will be a full nuclear exchange, WWIII will be a biological war, with death lasting for years and going into the hundreds of millions. I never thought I’d live long enough to see this nightmare come to life. I guess I should have died before I got old. That’s what I get for living too clean.

  10. Suppose a world war were to start between Russia, Iran and its partners against the U.S. and its partners. Who would “win” such a war and what does one mean by “win”? The U.S. has been very lucky so far to have avoided mass destruction on its soil with the exception of the false flag event in New York and the Pentagon scam attack. In an impending real war involving nuclear weapons, can we agree at least that the U.S. will sustain some very real damage for once and for all, possibly very major damage both to infrastructure, power systems, water systems, transportation systems, etc. Destruction of electric power alone would basically shut down the whole country. The arrogant attitude of the average American would quickly change upon reports of a nuclear bomb turning Chicago or LA or New York into Nagasaki or Hiroshima in 1945. Anarchy would ensue, the banking system would be demolished, food would quickly disappear from grocery stores, no gasoline due to no power to run pumps,, while supplies would quickly run out, all H would break loose. And all this would happen long before the war were over, but right after a solid first strike from a Russian armed nuclear missile. One can be sure power system would be targeted. Idiots like Trump need to think a little more before acting foolishly and stupidly as he did with the 23 missiles which got through to the airfield in Syria.

    • I would also guess that should such a nuclear world war begin, that tiny arrogant country half way around the world with all the money and influence and who has made so many enemies, would find itself in a very vulnerable spot indeed with a likely “stray” nuclear warhead headed straight into the middle of this country instantly leveling everything there and “Hiroshiming” it. In fact I would bet there are missile launchers right now armed and ready to fire all aimed directly there right now as we speak. Who would defend them in a World War? In fact they have so many enemies the very first missiles fired from all countries could be directed to them. Perhaps they should give a little thought to this possibility before they promote more world wars. These folks seem to think that they can treat the rest of the world like garbage with no consequences to them. Should a world war develop I think they will receive a surprise and it won’t be welcome.

    • Even though the media may be controlled by a small group, still even they don’t want to be incinerated do they? Here is a suggestion for all media: Let’s begin a national discussion of what might happen to America should a world war III begin. Let’s talk about real nuclear holocaust. Real power shut down. Fall out shelters, National panic. No national news because the communication system is shut down. And on and on and on. Show large pictures, every day, every hour, every minute, of the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan, 1945 after we nuked them. Imagine that arriving to our shores. Print up wallet cards with these horrible pictures to keep in their wallets and see and think about every time they pay a bill especially Trump and family and four star generals. Put large pictures in their meeting rooms at the WH every day to remind them of this possibility. Show NY or Chicago or LA in the background, etc. A picture is worth a thousand words. People seem to have the naïve and foolish idea that WWIII, if Trump starts it, will only visit others on the other side of the oceans. Nothing could be further from the truth. They must be brainwashed into thinking how it might visit their town and even their own home and families because it most certainly will visit them when it comes next time, I urge the editors of VT to publish large pictures of Hiroshima and Nagasaki every day from now on and urge all other media outlets to do the same.

    • And when WWIII does indeed bring nuclear holocaust to our cities, towns, homes and society, it will make all false flag terror attacks look like a cake walk. This would be real horror, real terror, unspeakable where anyone still alive prays the Good Lord ends it now for them because death will be a blessing when nuclear war hits America when these arrogant fools start WWIII. If you are not dead after the first strike you will wish and pray you were dead. No one has seen anything like what will happen when this happens here.

  11. Maybe Trump will make a rap video while wearing his 2 pound gold chain. Of course afterward he will turn it, or a reasonable facsimile, over to the treasury. Right? Or more realisticly while in Israel the chain was switched for a plated copy. Just as-saying.
    “Sarah is jealous, Donald take it off. I have to do this”. I understand Bibi, ur Sir.

  12. Maybe it’s too early for comments, or your readers are shocked and speechless. Like the high stakes poker games that went on 1 floor below the Donald’s digs at Trump Tower, the fix is in. The few take their “rake” off the top of this $110 billion scam. Trump shouts “jobs, jobs, jobs, while ommiting the key prefix “con”. Our paid for congress busy looking for Russian hackers of a rigged election are ignorant or worse dumb.
    Trump proudly signs a $350 billion dollar arms deal while shouting jobs, jobs, jobs. As I drive the bumpy streets of LA it is hard not to think of the promise made to fix our infrastructure. Now that would create jobs, jobs, and more jobs. But alas, corruption, corruption, and more corruption rule the day.
    Someday write a piece on why so many career military officers have been fired over the past decade.

    • All “fired” went through the normal process which allows appeals, etc. It was the respective services that brought the cases, as each has their own prisons. I don’t think they have one for officers. They just get fired. They don’t get kicked out unless there is a reduction in forces, and then the bottom 25% or whatever get cut. Another reality is the if you are passed over for promotion twice your military career is dead.

  13. Some of the greatest sins are always those sins of omission. At Nuremberg we hanged Nazis for launching unprovoked wars of aggression. The chief prosecutor, US Supreme Court Justice Jackson, very clearly stated that this was a universal principle and that at some time in the future the Allies might even have to try their own leaders for launching unprovoked wars of aggression. Find the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the leaders of the US are heroes. Fail to find them and these same leaders are war criminals who launched an unprovoked war of aggression. There is no statute of limitations on war crimes. The continuing failure to prosecute war crimes is the most searing indictment possible of the US society. The old saying “You bet your life…” definitely applies.

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