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Coup That Deposed a President

Submitted by Steve Brown…

Like an old truck, the US political system has lumbered down an uneven road for many years but the mileage on the clock is beginning to show.  No longer a Constitutional Republic — and certainly not a “democracy” — the cracks in the system appeared long ago, and they now appear as gaping fault lines.

Long before compromise was no longer possible, the Constitution no longer upheld, and most politicians were owned by Oligarchs, Elites learned that backing both sides was a sure method to prevail with their agenda. Not a politician, it appears that Mr Trump was somehow ignorant of this fact.  Whether by palace coup (Mishkin/ Fox) or the Beltway’s notorious snake pit (Haspel/Wray/Esper/Media) or even by members of his own family (Kushner) Trump was seemingly unaware that he could be forsaken and betrayed.

What Trump needed to do, he did too late. For example to revoke either Brennan or Clapper’s security clearance was not enough. The president needed to fully purge corruption in the security services, the allies of the Surveillance State who opposed him — admittedly an impossible task within entrenched Washington.  The president likely hired John Bolton for this effort, believing that Bolton — a supreme geopolitical miscreant and Bad Actor – and Mike Pompeo too, could somehow aid Trump in his goal of draining the swamp at State. The principle being, “keep your friends close and your enemies even closer.” Other names include Gina Haspel, Christopher Wray, and Mark Esper. Instead of purging the snakes, Trump must have believed that he could ally them to his agenda – at least in the beginning – and then behead them later on. That proved to be a fatal error, a major miscalculation.

The president also believed that aligning his star with Binyamin Netanyahu would guarantee a certain political survivability.  The issue here, is that Mr Trump gave Netanyahu everything he wanted and more, including help with Netanyahu’s re-election, a vital error on the president’s part.  Failing to learn Machiavelli’s rules of modern leadership, Mr Trump was evidently unaware that you never give your benefactor all that they desire before achieving your goal.

Likewise Trump’s threats to cross the Rubicon versus NATO never materialized, where threatening to defund NATO is somewhat analogous to the Queen threatening to sell the crown jewels.  Donald Trump, unbelievably believed that he could do what he promised to do, and that which no president ever does: keep his promises. The Beltway’s double-dealers see such honesty as treachery, and on NATO Trump essentially signed his own political death warrant, rhetorically speaking.

One thing Mr Trump did not give in to at the behest of Washington’s coup class, and to his eternal credit, was his failure to acquiesce to the Neocon/Neoliberal desire for war with Iran.  Even doing the “next best thing”, ie assassinating Qassem Soleimani in January of 2020, was not enough for Washington’s warfare state.  Mr Trump then negotiated a stand down with Iran after the attacks on US installations in Iraq. The stand down proved too much for Washington’s warfare machine, and that Trump could not be trusted…  Washington must have its wars.  Trump also promised to withdraw troops from America’s longest war (Afghanistan), anathema to the likes of Mark Esper and his Raytheon handlers.

This is the central issue, that while the United States is in steep and rapid decline, relying on the weaponization of the US dollar, the creation of failed states, and military aggression to enforce its will –  that’s all that remains to enforce US hegemony and Empire.  Inevitably that means more war, more intervention, and more global chaos going forward.  Despite his best effort there was no way for Donald Trump to end endless war in the face of the systemic Neoliberal corruption that afflicts Washington.

And that is where Trump gained votes and popularity, his promise to end endless US wars; the only other candidate to ever voice this intent was Dr Ron Paul. But there is no possibility for that now. At this point, Donald Trump’s misunderstanding of Washington’s cesspool of a Neoliberal establishment is now irrelevant. The relevance is now that a Biden-Harris regime will assume the worst actors and worst elements within Washington’s bottomless swamp at US State.

And that is what we truly must RESIST…


Steve Brown: “Iraq: the Road to War” (Sourcewatch) editor of “Bush Administration War Crimes in Iraq” (Sourcewatch) and “Federal Reserve: Out-sourcing the Monetary System to the Money Trust Oligarchs Since 1913”. Steve is an antiwar activist, a published scholar on the US monetary system, and has appeared as guest contributor to The Duran, Ron Paul Institute, Herland Report and Strategika51. twitter: @newsypaperz

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Luka-The-K9
November 10, 2020

“Deposed” is past tense.

Perhaps a premature essay?

oldandjaded
Reply to  Luka-The-K9
November 10, 2020

I hope you are right, but I am about 50/50 here. However, quoting Business Insider (Kushner) as a source is questionable at best, I wouldn’t give that story any credibility whatsoever. Not because of the content, which is plausible, but strictly because of who is reporting it. If someone that is a chronic lair tells you its snowing out, do you put your boots on or look out the window?

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Steve Brown
Steve Brown
Reply to  oldandjaded
November 10, 2020

Agree, point taken & source for that (for BI) is CNN — as bad or worse. But Kushner may not be the loyal ally Mr Trump believes he is, where Kushner has a separate agenda. I’d say the agenda involves Israel and Kushner’s related business interests. Kushner likely hedged his bets, aware that his father in law might very well be a one-term president. If you look at the editorial policy of the New York Observer and Kushner’s other media interests some very large questions arise about Kushner’s loyalty. Could Trump have missed that? Perhaps going forward we shall see… Read more »

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Steve Brown
November 11, 2020

I have long suspected that Kushner is a secret Mossad agent. Just a feeling, no proof. Every US president, at least since JFK, who has a marriageable daughter seems to have a dual citizen son-in-law. Of course coincidences do occur, but not on a regular basis, generally.

oldandjaded
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
November 12, 2020

inconsistent with Bilderberg attendance. Its interesting, in all the available records regarding the Bilderberg, there are two nations that stand out among the major players as never having had a Government representative attend a Bilderberg, (private sector oligarchs, yes) Russia and Israel. Whats even more curious, is that Trump originally set out to build a closer relationship with Russia,but was “headed off at the political pass”, and had a close relationship with Israel. Interesting….

oldandjaded
Reply to  Steve Brown
November 12, 2020

Well, as I said, the content IS plausible, but the source is so notoriously unreliable, I would have to see it from a credible source before I would give it any weight.
I think what raises more questions than this article, is Kushner’s attendance at the last Bilderberg. This was a big topic of conversation at a dinner party we had earlier this year, and oddly, it went largely unreported. I guess maybe the puppeters manipulating the dem puppets don’t want to draw attention to themselves…

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Hawaii guy
Hawaii guy
November 10, 2020

“Coup” implies completion, this is far from it. 72 million Americans are glued to alternative media sources watching the lawsuits being filed very closely. This ends in Supreme Court after we are granted discovery, this house of cards crumbles. The media gaslighting going on is more dangerous than the coup attempt itself. The already unhinged, literally (my ex friend Cec) never Trumper will have so many nervous breakdowns, extreme violence etc President Trump will declare martial law to quell a civil war. That scenario may play out by us silent majority as well, as if there is no constitution and… Read more »

Crass
Crass
November 10, 2020

 A mostly accurate Political Obituary of a naive egocentric, who was not cut from there same cloth as the other Creatures he surrounded himself with, in the world of Machiavellianism Politics.  

jdd
jdd
November 11, 2020

The dollar is not being weaponized. Right now, in the City of London the “Green Horizon Summit” the former and present head of the Bank of England, Prince Charles and Michael Bloomberg are using Biden’s victory claim to ramp up a global “New Green Deal” manipulation of the financial system through digital currencies and central bank control over investment policy.Believing sovereign governments are now exhausted and broken by the COVID pandemic and its shutdowns, they are casting central bank dictatorship and forced divestment from advanced energy and agriculture, as “green finance,” “the Great Reset” or even—for the deplorables of the… Read more »

oldandjaded
Reply to  jdd
November 12, 2020

Outstanding sir!

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
November 11, 2020

Good article but premature. It ain’t over until it’s over. Gore thought he was president for more than a month, until he was not. The media think they rule the world, but they actually lack the power to declare the demented one the winner.

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