NEO: Washington Behind the Mirror


By Gordon Duff and New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

Russia thinks it is working with President Trump in Syria and is making progress in pushing NATO off its borders, or so one might gather from reading news available in late July of 2017. What Russia doesn’t know, and few in the US do either, is that the Pentagon, in particular, an extremist cabal, have been given a free hand.

Thus, when Secretary of State Tillerson threatens to resign, his deals, his efforts, continually undermined, he and the public think it involves President Trump and his family and the barrage of fantasy tweets that deluge the public from what many believe to be a president suffering from flight of ideas and lack of focus.

The real question might be not if but why Trump gave the Pentagon a free hand, why he trusts generals or who might be behind advising or controlling him. Nothing in Trump’s background should lend itself to militarism or trust in Pentagon knuckle draggers and “behind kissers.” No organization has fared more poorly than the Pentagon, losing war after war, losing trillions of dollars, broken weapons, tarnished reputations.

For every move toward improved relations in a world that can be defined as it was during the Cold War as “East v. West,” there are two moves toward conflict and confrontation.

As the fateful summer of 2017 wanes, the geopolitical rulebook has been tossed into the flames, perhaps forever. What is most dangerous is that few understand the power dynamics as well. Even more serious is that some of those working in the dark are potential adversaries, nuclear adversaries, and by this we are talking of Russia and China.

To begin with, we will outline the major fly in the ointment in regards to the rapprochement, real or imagined, between President Trump and Russia. The background for this, if given in any detail is both exhausting and wrought with fiction and artifice as well. Let us review.

Washington, whatever that is, now generally seen as a veritable sewer of bought and paid for political hacks subservient to special interest, think tanks that do everything but think and a press coined “phony” by Trump. The press is key here for a variety of reasons.

You see, the world analyzes US policy through the “fake news.” It has always been “fake,” or seemingly has for decades. With few quality journalists and most press outlets controlled by powerful corporate interests, the pin Trump stuck into the “fake news” balloon, exposing what has been going on for many years as “what it is,” made up lies and garbage, opened a door.

In stepped more lies and garbage, this time more fake than the other, with chaos theory and psychological warfare organizations drowning in capabilities from the overfunded phony war on terror and too much time on their hands now lending their useless talents toward disinforming the general public.

The result has been a divided US where “alternative facts” fabricated for a vulnerable demographic now competes with the “mainstream” now termed, and I believe rightly so, “fake news” to support different versions of a fictional narrative that resembles reality only in the most rarified and oblique manner.

So, in Washington, Russia seems to have rigged an American election and a new and unsettling executive branch, maybe working for Russia or someone, as no information from any source can be trusted, is now being investigated by groups long in the employ of special interests, many of which are clearly at odds with the welfare of the United States.

America has left itself open to dictatorship. It long since gave up its ability to govern itself, perhaps it was the central bank, the Federal Reserve in 1913 or more recent erosions of individual power such as the Citizens United Supreme Court decision of 2005. Whatever milestone one chooses, the remains of democratic institutions in the US are now difficult to find.

What we are left with is what increasingly seems to be factions, mistakenly defined as “right” or “far right” jockeying for control over America’s military, and with that, control over the planet itself.

You see, whoever controls the American military controls the world, unless a power bloc appears that can challenge, well, challenge what? If the Pentagon controls America’s military and the Pentagon is controlled by a cabal of religious extremists as many claim or corporate lackeys as most believe, then where does the world stand?

Then again, if Trump and his own Republican congress are at war over impeachment, and I assure you, little else is discussed in Washington, two sides of the same coin, servants of different masters, has all oversite of the newfound military power over American policy disappeared?

To this, we reluctantly say “yes.”

Thus, while “deconfliction” zones are discussed and planned in Syria or the CIA announces that it is dismantling its miniscule public “aid to terrorism” program, the Pentagon is planning the occupation and dismemberment of Iraq, preparing for war on Iran, on China, on Korea and on even Russia as well.

If congress continues to vilify Russia, seen by many as slavish adherence to Cold War dogma, what is the mindset in the Pentagon? Does anyone know?

Why is no one admitting that the Pentagon now sets policy? Does anyone know how this process works? Few are aware that when Trump chose his transition team, he sent a retired general named Jerry Boykin into the Pentagon with full authority to make any changes. We are told Boykin built a duplicate command structure than now sets US foreign policy, based on Christian prophesy and “end times” theology, forms of religious extremism that make ISIS and the Taliban seem mild in comparison.

Thus, when the State Department feels left out, isolated by a White House clearly operating beyond its grasp, how has a Pentagon equally out of control added to the chaos?

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. The Russians could, tommorrow if they wanted, create their version of Jewish state somewhere in the Siberian regions, where there was already a plan for Jewish autonomy decades or century ago, and many Jews would follow (it would not be an extremist state like Israel, or some lunacy to force aliyah on its population). And what would the end timers, Jerusalemists and the US military aid do then? The Knights of Malta, the morons at NATO? They would have to report at the bursar’s office.

    • Wow Davor, Russia already did what you asked — a Jewish Autonomous Oblast. Nice work!

      JAO or Jewish Autonomous Oblast (Russian: Евре́йская автоно́мная о́бласть, Yevreyskaya avtonomnaya oblast; Yiddish: ייִדישע אװטאָנאָמע געגנט‎, yidishe avtonome gegnt) is an oblast or province in the Russian Far East, bordering Khabarovsk Krai and Amur Oblast in Russia and Heilongjiang province in China. Aside from Israel, JAO is the world’s only official Jewish state.

      If only you could have gotten Russia to do this before the Rothschilds’ Balfour Declaration, after which the Rothschilds needed to start WW2 to force migration of Euro secular Jews to the Mideast. No matter. After WW2, David Ben Gurion blackmailed Nazi-collaborating Rockefellers to deliver UN votes from South America, which the Rothschild-financed Rockefellers controlled (also a nice post-WW2 home for Hitler, Bormann, Nazi scientists & 4th Reich true believers).

      Better late than never! Your next MI task is to get Bibi to migrate Israeli Jews to JAO – OK? 😉

    • Certainly some interrnational rabbis not so keen on following the Israeli versions of Judaism would be helpful in inviting those Israelis that are sick and tired of Likudnik manipulations and history hijacking. When Bibi says there are 22 Arab states and only one Jewish, they could say well no there is another Jewish state and we don’t even have to mention the Arabs before it. Of course such a Jewish state would be a direct national security, demographic and ideological threat to Israel. But that’s what the Israeli double citizens are doing with Islamic state as well, they tried to create their own preferable version of a Muslim state, one based on extremism, to cast a shadow on all other Muslim majority states.

  2. Maybe there could be a year round complimentary space visit lottery held for esoteric and eschatological Pentagon staff, that could put a bit of their minds at ease. If they can believe in some desert down & out rags being their cosmic sacred antagonists, what will they say of Martians and others. Orwell wrote his works as warnings and appears as if the Pentagonists are living by them.

    • Padre & Chris: Virtually no one at VT believes Russians are stupid. Naive, yes; but not stupid. But what passes for naive is a Russian propensity to WAIT for right time to act — diplomatically or militarily. E.g., Syria. Russian diplomacy is usually superb. VT sometimes gets impatient… 😉

  3. The Pentagon/DOD etc. , CIA and the Federal Reserve has always controlled the country – at least during my lifetime, as I’m now looking back. You don’t get a 1 trillion dollar per year budget and 1 million direct and indirect employees for being second in command. The article is unfortunately – dead on- and the NWO or whoever, isn’t going to stop the destruction because they have a schedule and a “Huckleberry ” for a President and a back-up called the Vice President. I see escalation or at the very least – more money all around for covert and extended proxy armies until either the Pentagon is checked by the few courageous countries in the world or a huge catastrophic event occurs. America can fall domestically all it wants but the Pentagon will always get that 1 trillion dollars – the people of today have no say in it – Period.

  4. What more can be said? A bunch of miserable, traitorous shits in the Pentagon have wrested control of the good ship America and are steering it toward Armageddon. We guess, the Russian haven’t fully realized the Executive Branch no longer functions, has ceased, in fact, to have any meaningful role in government or the making of its foreign policy. Trump is a puppet, clueless and farcical. He is completely beyond his depth. Just pretending to be President. What’s going to happen when the Russians realize who’s really in charge in America, that these people steering the boat are complete psychos? This is the stuff that make for nightmares. And the American people are, by and large, out to lunch. I pray for an epiphany.

  5. IF “Boykin built a duplicate command structure tha[t] now sets US foreign policy, based on Christian prophesy and ‘end times’ theology, forms of religious extremism that make ISIS and the Taliban seem mild in comparison,” then Trump might save his ass; and Americans should bend over and kiss theirs good-bye. Thanks to VT, Putin & Russia now see this — and are now taking appropriate action.

  6. Here we are in the age of massive abundance, satellites, super computers, and robots, and the biggest threats to “national security”, is the belief in the Devil, and grown children fighting over who has the most billions. At the top of the pentagon, or courts, or foreign affairs, the entire thing is made up as they go along. Enlisted folks get their stripes as they earn them, but big brass stars are awarded for political loyalty, and not selflessness to duty. The humility and submission of the new recruit , to a general, is the distance from the mail room to the corporate retreat vacation yacht. The CEO does not formulate policy based on what is good for the mail room, and the Generals do not formulate policy on what is good for the people. The vein of religious loyalty over national sovereignty is the greatest threat. Especially when that particular vein is of the extremist variety layered in false beliefs with Fear frosting topped with precision guided sprinkles. Humility is the required solution.

  7. Senate intelligence, there’s an oxymoron to ponder. Why does Washington feel so compelled to go to the raffle ticket barrel to draw sanctions for any purpose for any reason for anyone? The generals who are always fighting the last war, declared or otherwise, don’t recall losing so well as they might converse with those who do and handle their new powers in a positive manner.

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