“Many of our interlocutors
have been purged or arrested”.
James Clapper, US Director of Intelligence
on Turkish Coup (Financial Times 8/3/16, p.
11, 2016 "Information
- Washington has organized a systematic, global,
no holds barred campaign to oust Republican
Presidential candidate Donald Trump from the
electoral process. The virulent anti-Trump
animus, the methods, goals and mass media
resemble authoritarian regimes preparing to
overthrow political adversaries.
Comparable propaganda efforts led to political
coups in Chile in 1973, Brazil 1964, ad
Venezuela in 2002. The anti-Trump forces include
both political parties, a Supreme Court judge,
Wall Street bankers, journalists and
editorialist of all the major media outlets and
the leading military and intelligence
Washington’s forcible and illegal ouster of
Trump is part and parcel of a world-wide
campaign to overthrow leaders and regimes which
raise questions about aspects of the imperial
policies of the US and EU.
proceed to analyze the politics of the
anti-Trump elite, the points of confrontation
and propaganda, as a prelude to the drive to
oust opposition in Latin America, Europe, the
Middle East and Asia.
in the history of the United States, has a
President and Supreme Court Judge openly
advocated the overthrow of a Presidential
candidate. Never has the entire mass media
engaged in a round-the-clock one-sided,
propaganda war to discredit a Presidential
candidate by systematically ignoring or
distorting the central socio-economic issues of
call for the ouster of a freely elected
candidate is nothing more or less than a coup
television networks and columnists demand that
the elections be annulled, following the lead of
the President and prominent Republican and
Democratic Congressional and Party leaders.
other words, the political elite openly rejects
democratic electoral processes in favor of
authoritarian manipulation and deception. The
authoritarian elite relies on magnifying
tertiary, questionable personal judgement calls
to mobilize coup backers.
systematically avoid the core economic and
political issues which candidate Trump has
raised - and attracted mass support - which
challenge fundamental policies backed by the two
of the Anti-Trump Coup
has raised several key issues which challenge
the Democratic and Republican elite.
has drawn mass support and won elections and
public opinion polls by:
rejecting the free trade agreements which has
led major multinationals to relocate abroad and
disinvest in well-paying industrial jobs in the
calling for large scale public investment
projects to rebuild the US industrial economy,
challenging the primacy of financial capital.
opposing the revival of a Cold War with Russia
and China and promoting greater economic
co-operation and negotiations.
rejecting US support for NATO’s military
build-up in Europe and intervention in Syria,
North Africa and Afghanistan.
questioning the importation of immigrant labor
which lowers job opportunities and wages for
anti-Trump elite systematically avoid debating
these issues; instead they distort the substance
of the policies.
of discussing the job benefits which will result
from ending sanctions with Russia, the coupsters
screech that ‘Trump supports Putin, the
of discussing the need to redirect investment
inward to create US jobs, the anti-Trump junta
mouth clichés that claim his critique of
globalization would ‘undermine’ the US economy.
denigrate Trump, the Clinton/Obama junta resorts
to political scandals to cover-up mass political
crimes. To distract public attention,
Clinton-Obama falsely claim that Trump is a
‘racist’, backed by David Duke, a racist
advocate of “Islamophobia”. The anti-Trump junta
promoted the US- Pakistani parents of a military
war casualty as victims of Trump’s slanders even
as they rooted for Hillary Clinton, promotor of
wars against Muslim countries and author of
military policies that sent thousands of US
soldiers to their grave.
and Clinton are the imperial racists who bombed
Libya and Somalia and killed, wounded and
displaced over 2 million sub-Saharan
and Clinton are the Islamaphobes who bombed and
killed and evicted five million Muslims in Syria
and one million Muslims in Yemen, Afghanistan,
Pakistan and Iraq.
other words, Trump’s mistaken policy to restrict
Muslim immigration is a reaction to the hatred
and hostility engendered by the Obama- Clinton
million-person Muslim genocide.
“America First” policy is a rejection of
overseas imperial wars - seven wars under
Obama-Clinton. Their militarist policies have
inflated budget deficits and degraded US living
criticism of capital and job flight has
threatened Wall Street’s billion-dollar
profiteering - the most important reason behind
the bi-partisan junta’s effort to oust Trump and
the working class’s support for Trump.
following the bi-partisan Wall Street, war
agenda, Trump has outlined another business
agenda which is incompatible with the current
structure of capitalism. In other words’ the US
authoritarian elite does not tolerate the
democratic rules of the game even when the
opposition accepts the capitalist system.
Likewise, Washington’s quest for ‘mono-power’
extends across the globe. Capitalist governments
which decide to pursue independent foreign
policies are targeted for coups.
Obama-Clinton’s Junta Runs Amok
Washington’s proposed coup against Trump follows
similar policies directed against political
leaders in Russia, Turkey, China, Venezuela,
Brazil and Syria.
President Putin has been demonized by the US
propaganda media on an hourly basis for the
better part of a decade. The US has backed
oligarchs and promoted economic sanctions;
financed a coup in the Ukraine; established
nuclear missiles on Russia’s frontier; and
launched an arms race to undermine President
Putin’s economic policies in order to provoke a
backed its proxy Gulenist ‘invisible government’
in its failed coup to oust President Erdogan,
for failing to totally embrace the US Middle
Likewise, Obama-Clinton have backed successful
coups in Latin America. Coups were orchestrated
in Honduras, Paraguay and more recently in
Brazil to undermine independent Presidents and
to secure satellite neo-liberal regimes.
Washington presses forward to forcibly oust the
national-populist government of President Maduro
Washington has escalated efforts to erode,
undermine and overthrow the government of
China’s President Xi-Jinping through several
combined strategies. A military build-up of an
air and sea armada in the South China Sea and
military bases in Japan, Australia and the
Philippines; separatist agitation in Hong Kong,
Taiwan and among the Uyghurs; a US- Latin
American- Asia free trade agreements which
Washington’s strategy of illegal, violent coups
to retain the delusion of empire stretches
across the globe, ranging from Trump in the US
to Putin in Russia, from Erdogan in Turkey to
Maduro in Venezuela to Xi Jinping in China.
conflict is between US-EU imperialism backed by
their local clients against endogenous regimes
rooted in nationalist alliances.
struggle is ongoing and sustained and threatens
to undermine the political and social fabric of
the US and the European Union.
priority for the US Empire is to undermine and
destroy Trump by any means necessary. Trump
already has raised the question of ‘rigged
elections’. But each elite media attack of Trump
seems to add to and strengthen his mass support
and polarize the electorate.
elections approach, will the elite confine
themselves to verbal hysteria or will they turn
from verbal assassinations to the ‘other kind’?
global coup strategy shows mixed results: they
succeeded in Brazil but were defeated in Turkey;
they seized power in the Ukraine but were
defeated in Russia; they gained propaganda
allies in Hong Kong and Taiwan but suffered
severe strategic economic defeats in the region
as China’s Asian trade policies advanced.
US elections approach, and Obama’s pursuit of
his imperial legacy collapses, we can expect
greater deception and manipulation and perhaps
even frequent resort to elite-designed