US Deep State
in Deep Trouble
January 08, 2017 "Information
ruling power is in deep trouble because there are
growing signs that the mass of citizens are no longer
beholden to the supposed authority residing in
legitimacy of would-be authorities begins to collapse in
the eyes of the people, then profound political
change is in the offing, as history shows us
through countless empires that came and went – often
American Deep State comprising the military-intelligence
apparatus and its operatives in the political and
media establishment has put its credibility on the
line over allegations of Russian interference in the US
allegations are threadbare,
indeed baseless, despite concerted, overweening
attempts by the Deep State to conjure up something
high-level intelligence report from the
, NSA, FBI and
other US spy agencies on alleged Russian cyber hacking
may have “wowed” President Barack Obama, various members
of Congress and the corporate-controlled news media.
Not so for
ordinary Americans. Among rank-and-file citizens the
reaction has been underwhelming to say the least. And
that should be a matter of anxiety for the ruling
establishment. If the people can no longer be commanded,
then the whole foundation for power begins to erode
like a sandcastle.
As a New York
Times report put it: “What’s the big deal? asks Trump’s
supporters on Russian hacking report”.
voters far removed from the Washington Beltway Bubble
the consensus is one of derision towards the
US intelligence community.
“sour grapes”, “crybabies” and “absurd” were just some
of the disbelieving responses from ordinary folks
about claims that Russian agents directed by Russian
President Vladimir Putin had tipped the US November
election in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.
believe the [US] intel report,” said one man
in Louisiana. “Why is everybody so afraid of Russia? I’m
not against Putin.”
Another man, a
retired US air force officer, added: “From the parts
of the [US intel] report I’ve seen it seems
once again, seems more in tune with the real, pressing
concerns of common citizens. He emerged from his
by US intelligence chiefs last Friday and pointedly
refused to join the Washington blowhards accusing Russia
of “an act of war”. Trump in fact followed up with a
comment that it was only a “stupid” person would not
want to have good relations with Russia.
This was not
the response that the
spooks wanted from Trump. The CIA and their
surrogates in the Obama administration, Congress and the
media were building up the US intel report like a
witch-hunt against anyone who dares to dissent from the
allegations of Russian cyber interference. Unlike
warmongering Congress members such as John
McCain and Lyndsey Graham, Trump has not jumped
on the bandwagon to demonize Russia.
And the thing is
that people beyond the thrall of the Deep State centered
in Washington appear
to agree with Trump. At a time of immense social
challenges from poverty, unemployment, financial
indebtedness, deteriorating infrastructure and public
services, and so on, a US policy of hostility
towards Russia seems like an alien distraction. A
contemptible waste of priority and resources, not to say
a reckless drumbeat to war between nuclear powers.
intelligence agencies, aided by the
White House and
mainstream media, tried to muster gravitas to play its
“Russian card” against Trump. But Trump and the popular
sentiment out there are not responding in the
deferential manner expected by the spooks.
despite sensationalist headlines in the mainstream media
about “Putin ordering an influence campaign to help
Trump win the election”, the US intelligence agencies
are now in real danger of being exposed as ridiculous
of the US establishment has been underway for sometime,
but lately the momentum has quickened with the election
of Trump and the mainstream media’s penchant for “fake
narratives”. Last week the Washington disgraced itself
by running a
story about Russia hacking into the US electric, a
story which was quickly exposed as “fake
On the latest
US intel report, as well as Trump and ordinary
Americans, many observers from around the world were
taken aback by the amateurish dearth of evidence and
generally low quality of analysis. Independent cyber
security experts, including US-based ones, poured scorn
on the claims against Russia.
The US spy
agencies claim that they have “supporting evidence” that
Hillary Clinton’s emails
, but they say,
unconvincingly, that they can’t disclose the information
in order to protect “sensitive sources and methods”.
Such a conjuring trick just makes the US spooks and the
subservient news media look even more ridiculous.
giveaway was the disproportionately huge focus that the
US intelligence report devoted to trying to discredit
Russian news media outlets,
RT and Sputnik. The report claims that the news
services are part of the Kremlin’s “influence campaign”
and then cites its own ropey rationale as
“evidence” that Russia hacked the US election. If
that’s the best that America’s “national security
guardians” can come up with then we can be sure their
case against Russia is null and void.
There was a
time in the American past when shadowy, unelected elites
could control society through monopolistic, servile
media and servile politicians kowtowing to their
supposed authority. There was also a naive belief
among people that the secret services were defending the
nation’s best interests.
Not any more
alas. People have got wise to the massive manipulation
and criminality of such shadowy powers who orchestrate
wars and regime changes all around the world for the
narrow benefit of elite corporate power. Ordinary
Americans pay with their lives and livelihoods for the
machinations of the ruling cabal.
The Deep State
intel chiefs may have been fawned over by Obama,
Congress and the media in their outlandish claims
of Russian subversion. But growing numbers of ordinary
people in the US and around the world can see
through the lies and blatant agenda of hostility
towards Russia – an insane hostility that only serves
the elite interests of the Deep State.
feared, and revered, US Deep State is now facing a deep
dilemma and maybe even an existential crisis. For it
knows deep down that its erstwhile credibility and
authority are shot to pieces.
through history, the American rulers got away with their
charade of inciting wars and conflicts through false
flags and contrived catastrophes: the not-so-secret
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the fabricated Gulf
of Tonkin incident that escalated the US genocidal war
on Vietnam, the dubious 9/11 terror attacks and Iraq’s
non-existent weapons of mass destruction, to mention
just a few.
warmongering American ruling class want another arms
race, Pentagon-pumping Cold War with Russia. But this
time they have played a card that is all too evidently
blank. The US spooks and their elitist establishment
know that Trump, the American people, Russia and the
rest of world all know that they have nothing to offer.
no morals and no authority, the US Deep State is in deep
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