[Editor’s Note: Despite all of the political critics of Trump, none of them will go near the “mobbed up” flavor of the Trump regime, the layers of it that even a rookie counter-intel guy could spot after a couple of years on the job.

Media has touched on it, especially in New York where everybody knows about the Trump family legacy and Donald’s long time relationship with mob attorney Roy Cohn who handled City Hall payoffs for him, and labor issues with the Italian mob-controlled construction unions.

None of the Democratic candidates have even taken it on when it is really his most vulnerable flanks. And because of that failure, Trump is mobbing up government even more, with the Republicans tickled pink they might be able to rig everything forever and run the US as the plantation they always viewed it.

We have published tons of this stuff, never been challenged on any of it, and almost never get a call from anyone in media or politics wanting to know more.

Now with Barr as AG, we see what some would consider a template for mobbing up the Justice Department, and the travesty going on in the Roger Stone sentencing intervention now. At least we have a stream of prosecutors resigning. I pray this is the tipping point, but I fear not… Jim Dean]

Roy Cohn and Donald Trump in a still from WHERE’S MY ROY COHN?

First published … February 12, 2020

by Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a research institution for the study of the countries and cultures of Asia and North Africa.

“Mobbed up” American Policy, The Global Shakedown

Those who accept the policies of the Trump administration, cancellation of the JCPOA with Iran, seizing oil fields in Syria, endless sanctions on the nation after nation, Europe blackmailed, endless threats emanating almost hourly from Trump’s iPhone as “national policy” or even criminally deranged is simply not paying attention.

There is a method, and it isn’t the madness it appears to be. Trump and the company have remade the “business environment of the world” in a way Americans are quite familiar with. We call it “organized crime.”

Currently, representatives of American political leaders are operating in over 60 nations. These aren’t diplomats, though some actually are, technically at least, most are simply “business agents,” often with long criminal histories.

They sell “the friendship” of the United States in return for anything of value and the buyers, nations terrified of the United States, are ready to sign anything, give up anything. From the film, The Godfather:

Michael: Well when Johnny was first starting out, he was signed to this contract with a big-band leader. And as his career got better and better he wanted to get out of it. Now, Johnny is my father’s godson. My father went to see the bandleader and offered him $10,000 to let Johnny go, but the bandleader said no. So the next day, my father went to see the bandleader again, only this time with Luca Brasi. Within an hour, the bandleader signed the release, with a certified check of $1,000.

Kay: How did he do that?
Michael: My father made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Kay: What was that?
Michael: Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on the contract.

Today, Luca Brasi has been superseded by a drone assassination or, just perhaps, a color revolution at the hands of Google and Facebook.

Some of what you read is almost common knowledge. Despite broad censorship, it is relatively commonly known that Jared Kushner’s shaky personal finances received a generous bailout from Saudi Arabia, real estate loans but also broad partnerships for his father in law also, including Saudi Arabia’s first official brothel.

There is also the glaring issue of Netanyahu’s corruption, of which only the most minor areas are subject to his current criminal indictment in Israel. In truth, Netanyahu has made billions, receiving kickbacks for military contracts from the US, Germany, and other nations, but going much further as well.

Netanyahu, while prime minister of Israel, has been co-employed by the Adelson casino operations group, making presentations on their behalf tied to trades for stolen American intelligence and technology.

The list of political leaders in the Middle East profiting from ISIS and al Qaeda would be frightening but it began much earlier. The vital Baku-Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline that services 30% of the world’s oil reserves and passes through a number of nations began pumping stolen oil a decade before ISIS existed.

ISIS simply took over operations from the American occupiers of Iraq, or, more likely, “partnered with,” adding new players to existing pirate operations that included Exxon and BP in what Iraq estimates as $1 trillion in stolen assets.

There are stories that are told, in part at least, told then buried, pushed out of sight and considered unimportant as an endless flow of wild conspiracy theories fabricated by “official sources” dominates the fake information flow.

It is impossible for someone working in banking, oil, defense or even in relatively innocent NGOs, though few exist today that are not turned subverted or controlled by intelligence agencies, without stumbling over ham-handed resource looting around the world.

In recent days, moves against Nigeria by Trump have been directly tied to oil deals where hefty commissions are demanded by American politicians, in some cases up to 3% of gross sale, based on Platts Marketscan prices.

In Sudan, for instance, many members of the current government still face international criminal charges tied to Darfur atrocities. Moreover, Sudan is still “terror listed” and is being financially choked by American sanctions.

Most recently, representatives, albeit “private” of the White House demanded and received $350 million in diamonds from that poverty-stricken nation, in trade for “efforts” on behalf of leaders facing prosecution seeking US intervention.

In fact, the original division of that nation, the separation of South Sudan, was predicated on negotiations between Washington, Khartoum and the UAE over “delisting” then-President Omar al-Bashir as a war criminal. I acted as the intermediary in those negotiations and continue to consult with the Khartoum government.

Similar shakedowns are going on in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, and the list can go on forever. When it gets to the Western Hemisphere, into Central and South America, Smedley Butler’s words again serve us well. Nothing done today is without historical context.

Excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we’ll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.

There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its “finger men” to point out enemies, its “muscle men” to destroy enemies, its “brain men” to plan war preparations, and a “Big Boss” Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.

It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high-class-muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.

I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 (where have I heard that name before?). I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China, I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

As close as we come to Butler in recent times is General Wesley Clark. In 2007, Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, made the following statement:

“About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, ‘Sir, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second.’ I said, ‘Well, you’re too busy.’ He said, ‘No, no.” He says, ‘We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.’ This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, ‘We’re going to war with Iraq? Why?” He said, ‘I don’t know.’

He said, ‘I guess they don’t know what else to do.’ So I said, ‘Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to al-Qaeda?” He said, ‘No, no.” He says, ‘There’s nothing new that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq.’ He said, ‘I guess it’s like we don’t know what to do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments.” And he said, ‘I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail.’

So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, ‘Are we still going to war with Iraq?’ And he said, ‘Oh, it’s worse than that.’ He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs’ — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — ‘today.’

And he said, ‘This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.’ I said, ‘Is it classified?’ He said, ‘Yes, sir.” I said, ‘Well, don’t show it to me.’ And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, “You remember that?” He said, ‘Sir, I didn’t show you that memo! I didn’t show it to you!’”

Conclusion

It isn’t just the United States or Israel, running “shakedown” or “protection rackets” like Meyer Lansky’s Murder Incorporated or Al Capone’s Chicago based operations from the 1920s. It isn’t just the United States, but it is mostly the United States.

A small army of “hungry travelers,” representing the private interests of the White House, Pentagon, and Congress, fully backed by the CIA and the militarized social media and internet giants that can and have put thousands of paid rioters (and the snipers to kill them) on the streets time and time again, in nation after nation.

The weapons, terror lists, sanctions, advanced arms to unfriendly neighbors or, now at the top of the list, crushing the value of a national currency as we have seen in Lebanon, Syria, Iran but also in Pakistan.

A longer list? Venezuela, Argentina, Turkey, Brazil, India, and the Philippines, but the vulnerable nations include any with significant debt, collapse the currency, apply sanctions, begin orchestrated social media warfare and then send in the clowns, the bagmen for Washington.

The long and short of it? There is no more American foreign policy, only power and influence, money laundering, bank accounts in the Cayman Islands and a nation whose political and even military leaders are tired of working for gangsters.

They have decided to be the gangsters.

Biography
Senior Editor , VT
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has 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.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. The problem is, there are many Americans who either refuse to see what’s actually happening or as a good thing for America. In truth the American people are also the victims of shakedown by the mobsters. Taxed to near impoverishment, indebted to the tune of trillions and the possibility of a real civil war in America looming up in the headlights, yet Americans fall back on spectacles like the Super Bowl and the degenerate half time show.
    You can ignore the situation but not for long. Sooner or later the truth catches up with everyone.
    ” I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” Thomas Jefferson

  2. Have any of the editors for VT ever commended you for your contributions to this site? I doubt it, as they are controlled opposition. They are great at disseminating already widely known truth as long as it is mixed with the correct amount of lies and confusion.

  3. As the saying goes, all Empires come to an end, but I’m afraid no other Empire in history was Nuclear Armed which means this Empire won’t go down quietly, it’ll probably take the rest of the world with it, kind of like if I can’t have it all, then no one else can.

  4. My first intimation of Mob rule in the U.S. came as a child when i heard that Al Capone had been done for tax evasion, not any of his actual crimes. Even as a kid i knew two of the cardinal rules: keep your mouth shut and don’t hold out on the boss; seems Capone had neglected the second, not giving the Boss of Bosses (the gov’t) it’s piece of the action.

  5. According to Smedley Butler they’ve always been gangsters and thieves . They were better at hiding behind “Independence”, “Manifest Destiny”, “Making the World Safe for Democracy”, “American Exceptionalism” etc, etc. Most of the world is waking up except those enthralled by the “New American Century” which if anything like the “Thousand Year Reich” short be relatively and mercifully short due to over exposure which is why they are calling in the bot brigade i.e. “AI” to shut down any dissent but its too late the toothpaste is already out of the tube and they can’t put that genie back in the bootle.

    Problem with our reality show president he has sown the seeds of his own destruction with his own bait and switch. Those who bought his BS about putting “America First”, “MAGA”, “locking her up”, “draining the swamp” and ending those “stupid wars” now see they’ve been betrayed by a con artist. The only support he has right now are from brain dead Republicans, Neocon trash (AEI) and Judaeo Christian Zionists.

  6. So true. And yet Barry didn’t invade Damascus in 2014 because his Joint Chiefs gave him wiggle room. And yet no one on this board, cepting Jonas who wrote one article referencing BO’s legacy, will EVER give BO that credit. Ever.

    I wonder why……… ??????

    Barry is not equivalent to Hella. Not even close.

  7. Why is it that we don’t hear a lot about “organized crime” any more? What happened to the old Irish, Jewish, and Italian crime families, including the Mafia?
    Of course the ethnic gangs were largely parasites on the WASP elites who had run the US from the beginning, especially when Prohibition gave the ethnics a major industry of their own and legalization of gambling in Nevada their own city and state.
    Well, what happened was that the sons, and later daughters, of the ethnic crime bosses, began to attend Ivy League universities, and even the military academies. The graduates went to work for Wall Street and the big banks.
    Over a couple of generations the ethnics and the WASP elite merged into the Super-gangs we know today. Control of the U.S. economy passed totally into the hands of these Super-gangs via the Reagan Revolution. Bill Clinton’s background and career exemplified the merger when he was brought on-board to keep the masses in check. Bush-Cheney then engineered 9/11 and the era of endless war as cover for spreading the tentacles worldwide while the masses cowered.
    Trump and his brood are the next phase. Bloomberg and Buttigieg await their turns. Way to go, America.

  8. Yep.
    The Zionist/NWO Crown Black Nobility and Crown International Banking Cartel plus organized religious armies (Vatican and Secret Societies) waging economic and physical warfare on the occupants of planet Earth.
    The human occupants of Earth are tacitly giving their their consent because of their deep seated religious belief systems and will to survive in the Western economic prison of fiat interest accumulating currency, which is based on the supremacy argument of Zionist Jews (chosen) and their ancient practice of usury.
    It does look like a tipping point for the people in the United States as it appears that Foreign National State actors are forming-up in coalition to crash the money tables and throw the money-changers out of the temple.
    Bring it on.