Hackers' and the Coup Against Trump
By Finian Cunningham
December 18, 2016
- The reckless accusations made by the Obama
administration that Russia hacked the US elections are
part of a Deep State coup unfolding against
President-elect Donald Trump.
end-of-year press conference this week, in which he
accused Russia of cyber-attacks on US democracy, had
the hallmark of political theater befitting a seasonal
pantomime. The performance was intended to give the
computer hacking claims against Russia the highest stamp
of credibility and foment a public mood of Russophobia.
"We reserve the
right to retaliate at a place and time of our choosing,"
said Obama in his best tough-guy voice, in a bid
to transform wild speculation about alleged Russian
malfeasance into seeming rock-solid fact which now
requires a resolute patriotic response.
against Trump could manifest in his impeachment from the
White House after his inauguration in January, or less
dramatically it could result in Trump being allowed
to stay in office but under full control of the Deep
State – the shadowy unelected forces of the
military-intelligence apparatus that really govern
In the latter
scenario, Trump will be obliged to fully submit to the
Deep State's confrontational agenda towards Russia.
Either way, it will mean the political emasculation
claims of Russian state-sponsored cyber-attacks suddenly
burst open again last week when top American newspapers
the New York Times and Washington Post – both closely
linked to the military-intelligence Deep State apparatus
reported on sensational claims attributed to the
Central Intelligence Agency, which alleged that Russia
had covertly interfered in the presidential election
in order to get Trump into the White House.
There is no
evidence whatsoever presented to substantiate the
allegations against Russia. It is an incredible sign
of how degraded American mainstream journalism has
become whenever such stilted stories are afforded
gravitas. The whole narrative is clunking
dismissed the claims as nonsense, while Donald Trump
called them "ridiculous". Also, several respected
former US intelligence experts have discounted them
as implausible. Even the domestic anti-crime agency, the
FBI, has declined to endorse the CIA's assessment.
political climate is being fostered in which Russia is
portrayed as a sinister interloper, subverting US
democracy and "cherished American values of free
speech". It should be obvious, but it is not, that the
American public are being played like fiddle by the Deep
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came
out this week in a public statement
decrying how Russia "had attacked our country" and
that was the reason why she lost the election.
US news media
have hyped the Russian hacker story to the level of
accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin
of personally ordering the computer hacking of Clinton's
emails aimed at damaging her in order to advantage
Trump. This taps accumulated negative imagery of Putin
as the "new Hitler", which the Western media have been
assiduously pushing for years.
more twist to the unseemly plot by claiming that he
personally warned Putin "to cut it out" when the pair
met at the G20 summit last September in China. The
innuendo of guilt here is a further smear. (The Kremlin
said it was Putin who actually put Obama in his place
over the allegations.)
Of course, the
alleged Russian plot against US democracy is ludicrous
and baseless. But the interplay of intelligence agencies
and the Washington establishment, which includes the
dominant news media, is striving to poison the political
atmosphere to the point where Trump's electoral mandate
becomes discredited. That, in turn, will create a
consensus whereby Congress will then call for his
impeachment. In that case, the election would end
up being awarded to Clinton.
In other words,
the 2016 US presidential election result could be
overturned in what amounts to a coup by the Deep State.
All based on a dirty tricks campaign and psychological
operations orchestrated by the CIA and its Deep State
network. How fitting that would be given the decades
of such operations overseas to subvert foreign
Why would the US
Deep State do this? We have to recognize that US
hegemonic ambitions for global dominance going back
several decades – from the CIA coup against John F
Kennedy in 1963 up to the Wolfowitz doctrine of full
spectrum dominance under George W Bush – has inevitably
placed it on a confrontational course with Russia and
any other geopolitical rival. American ambitions of unipolar
supremacy is a zero-sum calculation in which no rival
can be tolerated.
belligerence towards Russia became more pronounced when
Putin's leadership demonstrated that Russia was not
willing to be a vassal for American power. In
particular, Putin checked American hegemonic schemes
in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria.
That is why
over the past two years, Washington has intensified its
propaganda to demonize Putin and Russia in order
to isolate, destabilize and intimidate with all-out war.
The build-up of NATO forces along Russia's borders is an
integral part of this US-led belligerence.
was the presidential candidate that the Deep State had
ordained to take its hostile agenda towards Russia
to the next level. But best-laid plans came undone when
the populist Donald Trump pulled off a shock victory
at the polls on November 8.
Trump is an arch-capitalist and from his cabinet
appointments so far it is unlikely that he will be the
defender of American workers that he claims to be.
However, true to his pragmatic profit-making instincts,
Trump wants to restore relations with Russia and cut
lucrative energy deals. His
nomination of ExxonMobil boss Rex Tillerson, who has
extensive business links with Russia, as Secretary
of State is consistent with this deal-making attitude.
In that way,
Trump is seen by the Deep State as an impediment to its
long-term strategy of subjugating Russia. Trump will,
therefore, have to be either tossed out or tamed.
This is where all
the recent hype about Russian cyber-attacks starts
to make sense. In themselves, the claims are laughable.
But with enough media and political orchestration, the
conditions can be contrived for Trump's impeachment –
because, it will be alleged, he is an illegitimate
president and a beneficiary of a malign foreign enemy
of the US.
At which point
Trump might take the option of remaining in office,
but with the tacit agreement that he will henceforth
"get tough on Russia" as dictated by the strategic
interests of the Deep State.
If Trump takes
neither option but instead persists in attempting
to chart his own course as an autonomous president, then
the Deep State can always resort to its executive action
policy. In short, assassination.
It is ironic that
magnate Donald Trump acquired his public fame
through the reality TV program, The Apprentice, in which
he would assess hapless individuals for career
appointments. More times than not, Trump would callously
discard candidates with the terse words: "You're Fired!"
the sinister Deep State forces are maneuvering
around Trump to assess his "suitability" for prosecuting
their hostile agenda towards Russia, it is Trump who is
now in the firing line.
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