Paul Craig Roberts Warns "A CIA-led Coup Against American Democracy Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

This article by Moon of Alabama is not conspiracy theory: Read it carefully. Check out the links.

The below theses are thus far only a general outlay...

  • There is an "elite" coup attempt underway against the U.S. President-elect Trump.
  • The coup is orchestrated by the camp of Hillary Clinton in association with the CIA and neoconservative powers in Congress.
  • The plan is to use the CIA's "Russia made Trump the winner" nonsense to swing the electoral college against him. The case would then be bumped up to Congress. Major neocon and warmonger parts of the Republicans could then move the presidency to Clinton or, if that fails, put Trump's vice president-elect Mike Pence onto the throne. The regular bipartisan war business, which a Trump presidency threatens to interrupt, could continue.
  • Should the coup succeed violent insurrections in the United States are likely to ensue with unpredictable consequences.


No general plan has been published. The scheme though is pretty obvious by now. However, the following contains some speculation.


The priority aim is to deny Trump the presidency. He is too independent and a danger for several power centers within the ruling U.S. power circles. The selection of Tillerson as new Secretary of State only reinforces this (Prediction: Bolton will not get the Deputy position.)  Tillerson is for profitable stability, not for regime change adventures.


The institutional Trump enemies are:

  • The CIA which has become the Central Assassination Agency under the Bush and Obama administrations. Huge parts of its budgets depend on a continuation of the war on Syria and the drone assassination campaigns in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere. Trump's more isolationist policies would likely end these campaigns and the related budget troughs.
  • The weapons industry which could lose its enormous sales to its major customers in the Persian Gulf should a President Trump reduce U.S. interference in the Middle East and elsewhere.
  • The neoconservatives and Likudniks who want the U.S. as Israel's weapon to strong arm the Middle East to the Zionists' benefit.
  • The general war hawks, military and "humanitarian interventionists" to whom any reduction of the U.S. role as primary power in the world is anathema to their believes.

Read more here...

The article is a documented and accurate description of a coup that is underway. The extraordinary lies that are being perpetrated by the media and by members of the US government have as their obvious purpose the prevention of a Donald Trump presidency. There is no other reason for the extraordinary blatant lies for which there is not a shred of evidence. Indeed, there is massive real evidence to the contrary. Yet the coup proceeds and gathers steam.

President Eisenhower warned us more than a half century ago of the danger that the military/security complex presents to US democracy.

In the decades since Eisenhower’s warning, the military/security complex has become more powerful than the American people and is demonstrating its power by overturning a presidential election.

Will the coup succeed?

In my opinion, former and present members of the US government and the media would not dare to so obviously and openly participate in a coup against democracy and an elected president unless they expect the coup to succeed.

It is an easy matter for the ruling interests to bribe electors to vote differently than their states. The cost of the bribes is miniscule compared to the wealth and income streams that a trillion dollar annual budget provides to the military/security complex. The fake news of a Putin/Trump election-stealing plot generated by unsupported allegations of present and former members of US intelligence, the lame-duck President Obama, and the presstitute media provide the cover for electors to break with precedent “in order to save America from a Russian stooge.”

The CIA-controlled European media, the politicians in Washington’s European vassal states, NATO officials, and the brainwashed European peoples will support the coup against Trump.

The only ones speaking against the coup are the voters who elected Trump—all of whom are alleged to have been deceived by Russian fake news— the Russian government, and the 200 websites falsely described by the Washington Post and the secret organization PropOrNot as Russian agents.

In other words, those objecting to the coup are the ones described by the coup leaders as those who made the coup necessary.

I do not know that the coup will succeed, but looking at the commitment so many high level people have made to the coup, I conclude that those bringing the coup expect it to succeed.

Therefore, we should take very seriously the expectation of success that those who control levers of power are demonstrating.?

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abyssinian's picture

CIA? You mean Bush? 

Mano-A-Mano's picture
Mano-A-Mano (not verified) abyssinian Dec 17, 2016 10:20 PM

PCR has gone senile. Trump IS the elite.

stizazz's picture

And Trump will continue the MidEast wars. He made it clear.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

If so, at least the Morlocks from the Clinton Foundation won't be involved.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Mano-A-Mano: PCR has gone senile. Trump IS the elite.

Actually Trump is better for the elites. What the elites don’t like about Trump is his mouth, his narcissism, and that Trump is too independent and vulgar.


Bollixed's picture

The thing that scares the elites is that Trump actually knows how to run an organization. Those other puppets only knew how to follow a script.

Escrava Isaura's picture

At first glance your post might sound correct because you failed to realize, yet, that Trump symbolizes everything that a society (an empire) that is heading towards collapse should not be.

Any form of power will lead to lies, deceit, and violence, not matter if it’s from the Left or Right or from political or religious believes.

Western cultures have not been capable yet of devising a fair efficient social system.

So, as usual on most blogs, your post is another post that has no merit, again, once you realize a few realities.   


Bollixed's picture

All power is corrupt. People who believe there is such a thing as a "fair efficient social system" are losers of such epic proportions there is no redemption for them or their kind. They are lost in the abyss of naivety and their inability to grasp human nature wreaks of stupidity. A great deal of them are just looking for someone to benevolently lead them around by the nose. They see a guy like Trump and their brains turn to mush. They run away in fear and look for safe spaces to hide where reality casts no shadow.

Some, however, pathetically go online and immortalize their weak thoughts in search of validation.


Walter_Sobchak's picture

What about national socialism?

MEFOBILLS's picture

Hungary had a good system that lasted for over a thousand years. It was external invasion that finally collapsed the system, not internal contradiction.

Hungary was a constitutional kingdom, where the king was elected.  Said King then selected the upper house.  Upper house is analogous to house of lords in England, or the Senate in the U.S.  The upper house is thus NOT POPULIST, but somewhat related to populism via the King.   (note the U.S. senate became populist with advent of 17'th ammendment - in contradiction to intent of founders.)

The lower house was selected by the population, hence it is the populist wing.  Government would be disbanded to then start again if the forces could not find compromise and balance.


Politically Hungary was a constitutional kingdom for more than one thousand years. Her constitution is only seven years younger than the English Magna Charta. In the year 1000, A.D., Pope Sylvester II presented Stephen, the ruler of Hungary, with a crown and conferred on him the title of "Apostolic King of Hungary," in recognition of the religious, moral, economic, and political value of the Hungarians in Europe and the signal service they had already rendered to religion, culture and general welfare not only in Hungary but elsewhere in Europe. King Stephen has since been canonized by the Roman Catholic Church and he is known in history as "King Saint Stephen."

Unfriendly writers frequently refer to post-war Hungary as a "kingdom without a king," since she has no king at the present time. It will not be amiss, therefore, to state here that pre-war Hungary was a constitutional kingdom during the last one thousand years. Under their constitution, the Hungarians have a right to elect their king, if they want one, and that right had been exercised by the Hungarians until the Austrian Hapsburg dynasty took control of Hungary. At the present time the Hungarians do not want a king but have elected Admiral Nicholas Horthy Governor of Hungary, who, although of the Presbyterian faith, is well loved and idolized by all the Hungarians, Catholics and Protestants alike. His duties are defined and circumscribed by law and, therefore, he is not a dictator, as some hare-brained writers would have you believe.

The form of government of Hungary is a representative democracy. The real ruler of that country is the Parliament which is composed of two Houses, the House of Representatives and the Upper House, resembling the United States Senate. The members of the House of Representatives are elected directly by the people; while the members of the Upper House are appointed by the Governor from among the best and most desirable representatives of the various trades and professions extant in the country. Thus the farmers, for example, have a real farmer of their own kind, the factory workers, the various tradesmen, industrial and commercial groups, the religious groups, and the various professions, each group has its own representative in the Upper House.

The government proper is the Ministry, headed by the Prime Minister. The Ministers, whose functions and duties correspond with those of the members of the Cabinet of the President of the United States of America, are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Parliament and from the membership of the Parliament. No person is appointed and can hold office as a Minister, unless Parliament sustains him by a majority of votes. If, at any time, the majority of the members of Parliament vote "lack of confidence" in the Ministry, the Ministers must resign and the Governor must appoint new Ministers, in whom the majority of the members of Parliament have confidence. If the majority of the members of Parliament are unable to agree upon the personnel of the Ministry, Parliament is dissolved and a new election held. It would be impossible in Hungary that a government would rule, which does not enjoy the confidence of the majority of the voters of the country. Under this system, the government of the country stands close to the people and it is bound to carry out the wishes and desires of the majority of the voters.

It is evident, therefore, that under this system of government, it would be impossible for any one single group in Hungary to set up an absolute dictatorship. The only way any person could become a dictator in Hungary would be if the voters, by a majority of votes, would elect him a dictator. A person or group of men, who rule by the will of the people, is in no way a dictator

sschu's picture

Please allow me:

Any form of human power will lead to lies, deceit, and violence, not matter if it’s from the Left or Right or from political or human religious believes.


Clearly all human effort is futile and leads to our destruction.  Did you ever consider that there is a another way, that of a benevolent, loving God?


Mr. Universe's picture

Holy scrubbed posts Gartman.

Saratoga's picture

They are trying to make alot of people think Trump is the real deal and he is a great actor. WE SEE YOU

Urban Redneck's picture

Donald Trump couldn't get anything more than a summer membership at the Maidstone Club.  You apparently wouldn't recognize an elite if they were sodomizing you in the street.  What is elite about Trump is his ego (in the clinical sense) - which since that rejection led directly to both Mar-a-Lago and Trump's street cred as SJW as well as the Trump National Westchester. (Trump's other golf investments may just be because he likes golf, or thinks it is an investment that will pay appropriate dividends.)

Only the ignorant trailer park trash of the bottom classes think that membership in the elite class is determined by wallet size.  It's no wonder social mobility has died in 'Murica.  Consider how often the word "class warfare" comes up in public discourse- now consider than over 90% of the untermenschen don't even know what class is... 



What kind of 'Urban Redneck' would pull a word out of their thesaurus like 'untermenschen'?


You are like Cheap Bastard who claims he is a cheap bastard but he buys Latte's at Starbucks for $7.00 USD.


P.S. Change your avatar, Captain Obvious.

Likstane's picture

Hey, we still need to go camping.


Unless you convince the Tyler(s) to give me a job writing for Z/H I will not have the money to go camping and eat smores by the campfire, Likstane. It's dirt nap time after Christmas if I don't get gainful employment, eh.

Likstane's picture

I didn't see your reply until after I posted my meet up message. I can't do anything about your employment picture, but you are still welcome to join me. If you aren't there by 10, I will go camping by myself...not ideal, but I really don't have any other friends except you.

BigJim's picture

If MOU is your only friend then I am speechless with pity.

Likstane's picture

Sorry to interrupt your conversation with the redneck, but I was thinking of meeting in the parking lot by the bridge over the river just north of the freeway in N Platte, NE. I'll bring the tent and food and I will bring a couple of .22 rifles. We can hunt partridges. Hopefully no one gets hurt and if both of us return we can plan a real hunting trip together. Ill be there at 9am on Dec 24 waiting for you. I'm a small man with a limp and an eyepatch and I'll be driving a light blue VW van with Nebraska football logo on the side.


My car is buried in over 16" of snow and it's too damn cold to go outside let alone pitch a tent and hunt partridges. Moreover, I have a store bought frozen turkey in the freezer for Christmas & the last supper with my Functionally Retarded brother. In the new year all bets are off for moi.


P.S. If I ever go hunting it will be with my Bullwinkle killing fishing buddy first because he is aboriginal Metis CANUCK and knows the ropes, eh.


Thanks for the invite, Likstane, Merry Christmas to you & yours, cheers!

wolfessannie's picture

My husband's family is from N. Platte -- we drive a dark blue Honda Element ...  We haven't hunted in decades (shot an antelope one year when CF&I shut down the mine for 2 weeks).  Now we feed the wild creatures -- black and brown squirrels, crows, a couple of opossums, a family of raccoons, a stray cat, and a few bunnies!  And birds (besides the crows) -- blackbirds, downy woodpeckers, red-headed woodpeckers, wrens, cardinals and bluejays. :-)  I prefer 'shooting' them with my camera instead of a gun :-)

Likstane's picture

Well, you weren't invited

Urban Redneck's picture

Probably one who lives in a German speaking country full of polyglot rednecks and the best universities in Europe.  Reality is just a bit more complicated than most mere mortals can imagine.

August's picture

Don't tell me about 'class':  Frank Sinatra fairly reeked of class.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

The Bush-led division of the spy agency is called CYA.

It's part of their family motto: Acquire Influence and Wealth, and CYA.

August's picture

The Bush-led division of the spy agency is called CYA.

CYA = Concerned Yale Alumni

sysin3's picture

Easy-peasy.  We can score this guy on accuracy this coming Tuesday.

If he's wrong, he won't apologize, but he should be relegated to the dung heap of history.

adanata's picture


I have believed PCR is controlled opposition for a while now. I also believe the electors will, like the American People, deliver Trump to the Oval Office. I also believe this whole mess is mainly aimed at undermining Trump's mandate from the People so repugs in CONgress can give him a hard time. That won't work either because they'll be inundated with demands from their constituencies. Screw 'em.

natxlaw's picture

That and convincing Democrat donors not to jump like rats from the sinking ship.

TheObsoleteMan's picture

I too am highly critical of PCR. Sometime ago he did a radio show with someone, and defended Kissinger and Brzezinski as being: "patriotic, old cold war warriors". I knew then he was a mole. Take what he says along with several shots of strong whiskey.

SilverTech's picture

The acid test for controlled opposition is  911.

PCR has always blamed Bush-Cheney-Israel for 911.

PCR is not controlled opposition.


Implied Violins's picture

He is. His job is to make America look bad and the BRICS smell like roses in comparison, so we dump on our own government and accept their stealth NWO 'solution' when it is presented to us.

Everything he writes is true. It's what he *doesn't* write that gives him away.

adanata's picture


Untold thousands have correctly observed the reality of 9/11 and declared it openly. When you see PCR DO something about it, formally challenge the government in some way, organize with others; perhaps other countries, to get the evidence before the People, THAT would be the "acid test". Until then he's just jawboning from a safe place and enhancing his outlier performance as "oppositional".

sysin3's picture

What ??  You idiots don't think that anybody should be penalized for being wrong ?  (he is not wrong yet, but could be, we'll see)

In my profession, people die when I am wrong.  I'm just talking about the author getting a virtual wedgie.


sarz's picture

What would there be to apologize for? He says they are doing their damndest. But it looks like their damndest won't do. I don't blame the CIA, since there is a lot they could be hanged for. If you saw the Army-Navy game you can see their chances are pretty dim against the US military. Hell, what chance would they have against just the marines? 

sysin3's picture

Apologize if he turns out to be wrong.  Numerous idiots make grand pronouncments ... and when their bullshit does not come to pass ... they just ignore it.

When people make bullshit pronouncements, they should be ignored, probably forever.

therevolutionwas's picture

Read Rand (above).  There is the possibility they will eliminate the problem if they cannot control it.  A civil war is going on in the deep state.  Trump's side is winning at the moment.

Oldwood's picture

Theorizing, using our brains to attempt to connect the dots is our job. Sure, it can be destructive if taken to extremes but u don't see ANYTHING here outside the realm of possibility. Further I think our best chance of preventing some of our worst fears from a happening is to air them publicly. IF any of these conspiracies MIGHT be true, our best chance to defeat or avert them is to put them on display. Most of the worst crap we live with has always been unforseen by  those who SHOULD know. Shining a brite light around into dark corners may be a waste of time, but every now and just don't know.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I agree with the premise of this article, but disagree that the deep state expects to succeed in a coup via the Electors.   Using the tired metaphor, the deep state plays chess.  They are merely laying the groundwork for something later.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Yes, thinking long term, setting a narrative

813kml's picture

The electoral college is a longshot but in this case "later" is less than five weeks.  Not much time to plan so they'll keep rapidly throwing shit against the wall to see what sticks.

The mongers definitely want to keep warring, but I still think that the Clinton Foundation investigation is the main reason they want to keep Trump off the throne.

GreatUncle's picture

Yep agree with you ... let the 4 years run because a revolution will destroy too much and has an element of risk in destabilising society

Any bitterness genenrated by poor actions can last for decades and that will make the next election even more difficult.

The hardest part for them now, even with all the blame it on the Russians is that nobody believes them or the MSM anymore.

That last point they need to focus on and censorship is only going to reaffirm the totalitarian state narrative.

They need to create alternative options, but at the moment I cannot see how they can because in a world of negatives it only goes downhill.


UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Americans play poker, Russians play chess.

Ignatius's picture

Ask any sane person whether they think the foreign countries of Russia or Israel has more influence on US electoral politics?

Amazing how much momentum the "Russia did it" crowd has, and even more amazing that people believe it despite the complete absence of evidence.

YHC-FTSE's picture

I posted several times that Trump may have a difficult transition into office - even a coup d'etat - but he just gave Israel the biggest present they could ever have wanted by declaring the next US ambassador to Israel: David Friedman, the zionist's zionist. All of Palestine will be by policy, Israel's. No more two state solutions, no more illegal status of settlements - just pure support for a greater Israel with antisemetism laws in place to imprison anyone who complains about it anywhere in the West.

Together with the establishment fucks in his cabinet, that should convince the neocon zionists to forget about getting burnt supporting Hitlery and give Trump an easier time. The Qataris and Saudis might need convincing, but the zionists should be very happy.

If the CIA and the msm continue to attack Trump, I'll have to reassess the make up of the establishment, but I reckon Trump is fairly safe now.

SoDamnMad's picture

I somewhat disagree (But as Boris say's "what do Iknow?")  You give Israel a friend or and adversary in the ambassador's position? I would give him a friend so that the friend can bring back the real feelings of the government of Israel. No mandate that the SOS has to do what the government of Israel conveys via the ambassador.  The SOS and the POTUS can take the information and review it and develop policy. In an adversarial role, all the disagreements are immediately out in the open.  Difficult to make policy then what with Congress second guessing you all the time.

BigJim's picture

Face it - we're all clutching at straws now, hoping Trump will somehow turn out to be one of us on inauguration day.

I'm glad Hillary lost. But take off the MAGA hat and look at what Trump's said during the election. I see no reason to believe he's a small-State conservative; that bullshit about criminalising burning the flag tells me he's authoritarian to the core.