Civil War Two Is Underway - What's Left In The CIA's Bag Of Tricks?

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Submitted by Howard Kunstler via,

I dunno about you, but I rather enjoy watching the praetorian Deep State go batshit crazy as the day of Trump’s apotheosis approacheth. I imagine a lot of men and women running down the halls of Langley and the Pentagon and a hundred other secret operational redoubts with their hair on fire, wondering how on earth they can neutralize the fucker in the four days remaining.

What’s left in their trick-bag? Bake a poison cheesecake for the inaugural lunch? CIA Chief John Brennan has been reduced to blowing raspberries at the incoming president. Maybe some code cowboys In the Utah NSA fortress can find a way to crash all the markets on Friday as an inauguration present. What does it take? A few strategic HFT spoofs? There will be lots of police sharpshooters on the DC rooftops that day. What might go wrong?

Civil War Two is underway, with an interesting echo of Civil War One: Trump dissed Civil Rights sacred icon Georgia congressman John Lewis, descendant of slaves, after said icon castigated Trump as “not a legitimate president.” That now prompts a congressional walk-out of the swearing-in ceremony. The New York Times is acting like a Manhattan socialite in a divorce proceeding, with fresh hysterics every day, reminding readers in a front-page story on Monday that “[Martin Luther] King’s birthday falls within days of the birthdays of two Confederate generals, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.” Jeez! Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters?

There’s not much Trump can do until Friday noon except tweet out his tweets, but one can’t help but wonder what the Deep State can do after that magic moment passes. I’ve maintained for nearly a year that, if elected, Trump would be removed by a coup d’état within sixty days of assuming office, and I still think that’s a pretty good call — though I hope it doesn’t come to that, of course. My view of this was only confirmed by Trump’s performance at last week’s press conference, which seemed, shall we say, a little light on presidential decorum.

Perhaps it befits this particular Deep State to go down in the manner of an opéra bouffe. History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, old Karl Marx observed. What does the Union stand for this time? The rights of former SEC employees to sell their services to CitiBank? The rights of competing pharma companies to jack the price of insulin up from $20 to $250 a vial? The rights of DIA subcontractors to sell Semtex plastic explosives to the “moderate” jihadis of the Middle East?

So the theme of the moment is that Donald Trump is a bigger crook than the servants and vassals of the Deep State. He ran for president so he could sell more steaks and whiskey under the Trump brand. He’s in violation of the emoluments clause in the constitution. Well, I’m not aware that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, or Andrew Jackson put their slaves in a blind trust after they became president. Anyway, at this point in our history, nobody can beat the Deep State for financial turpitude, certainly not a single real estate and hotel magnate.

I guess the big question is whether the Deep State — and, yes, Virginia, the Deep State does exist, unlike Santa Claus — will tear the country apart in the attempt to defend all its ill-gotten perquisites and privileges. The public at large is restive, eager to get on with the job of deconstructing the matrix of racketeering that adds up to the immiserating culture we live in, a society where health insurance company presidents make $40 million a year while ordinary people lose their homes because a $5,000-deductible health insurance policy doesn’t cover the cost of treating a routine tonsillectomy.

I didn’t vote for the Cheeto-head sonofabitch, but it will be interesting to see what he does between noon and six p.m. Friday, if he survives the festivities.

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BabaLooey's picture

Howard - if you met smart, you'd shun it.

flaminratzazz's picture
"What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law."
Keyser's picture

The shredders and bulk erasers are working overtime at Langley right about now, same as in the west wing... 

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Keyser Jan 17, 2017 9:19 AM

MAYBE War On The Streets Of Washington D.C. During The Inauguration On Friday?

As CIA drops weapon caches

VinceFostersGhost's picture



I live for this crap!!!


Ramming speed Donald!

IntercoursetheEU's picture

When in doubt, vote for chaos. The only thing that gets people up off their asses in this country

jeff montanye's picture

the country is a whole lot less in the mood to "take it" than when that dang lee harvey oswald, by himself (cue george h w bush's laugh at gerald ford's funeral murdered the last man to challenge the cia and for that matter israel, big oil, and the fed.  

the mafia, whom he challenged too and who helped kill him, got decimated and more when the crossdressing fbi gent having an affair with his second in command died, leaving their photos (and the kgb's) interesting souvenirs but not world controlling blackmail items.

if we knew then what we know now . . . .

clymer's picture

"I didn’t vote for the Cheeto-head sonofabitch"

..because the alternatives were vastly superior? (don't fret howie, maybe the Hill-dog will run again for you in 2020)

wildbad's picture

pretty good article except for the girly attack at the end.


WordSmith2013's picture


The CIA is toast!


There is not room on this planet for both Trump and the CIA.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Well Cunt-slur:  If you did not vote for him .......why did you not vote for him?

Everything you asked was reasonable enough.  All things a rational producer would want to see.  

But you're above the fray right?

Fuck you Cuntslur.

MalteseFalcon's picture

"Civil War Two is underway, with an interesting echo of Civil War One: Trump dissed Civil Rights sacred icon Georgia congressman John Lewis, descendant of slaves, after said icon castigated Trump as “not a legitimate president.”

As an American of mixed white and native heritage, I, too, am a descendant of slaves.  On both sides.  And my family may have been enslaved less than 150 years ago unlike Congressman Lewis' family.  But for both sides of my family and Mr Lewis' family it is quite possible that we were enslaved by YOUR family, Kunstler.

I understand Congressman Lewis' grief.  The scam of the last 50 years, which his fortune and fame are based upon, is ending.  It is also a scam that YOU, YOUR family and friends probably have cashed in on.

The odds of Trump lasting more than 60 days is 99.9%, or the odds of any normal 69 year man lasting the next 60 days.

If war breaks out, it won't be called the "Civil War Two".

It will be called the "30 day war that melted the snowflakes and their allies".

booboo's picture

Trust me, we all have a slave in our wood someone needs to pay me bitch.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Hi missed his testosterone replacement yesterday.

...ever since that motorcycle accident when he scrapped his balls of he can not go without.

J S Bach's picture

An interesting article until the (((writer))) gets to this line...

"I didn’t vote for the Cheeto-head sonofabitch, but it will be interesting to see what he does between noon and six p.m. Friday, if he survives the festivities."

Even if the lesser of two evils (Trump) stands athwart TPTB, people like THIS Oreo-head sonofabitch, just can't bring themselves to openly support him.

bobbbny's picture

You were waxing poetic up to the last line Howard.

Tell us then, who did you vote for?

jeff montanye's picture

jill stein.  just a guess.

jhkunstler's picture

I wrote in David Stockman.

SummerSausage's picture

Then you're an even bigger fool that your Trump slam reveals.  Stockman has FAILED at every busines he tried to run.  

Piece of advice: go with the those who win in the open market - not the losers.

Unreliable Narrator's picture

I'm just disappointed that the title wasn't "What's Left in the CIA's Bag of Dicks?"

TheMeatTrapper's picture

Good find. It looks like several home made suppressors were recovered as well: 

I know for a fact that if anything happens to Trump, there are many, many well armed men who will ruck up and respond with violence. I am one of them.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

In the event Trump were to have a suspicious accident, what castle would be best to storm?  Be pretty funny to see 2000 ruck up and surround CIfuckinA HQ.

The Chief's picture

Id say that there are many castles throughout this country, both public and private. The fires will light up the sky for weeks, Id imagine.

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) TheMeatTrapper Jan 17, 2017 12:10 PM

Well, I hope you know better than to ruck up in response to a fucking foxnews article. Fox is no more accurate than CNN. They're both in the disinfo business.

c2nnib2l's picture

lovw that prodify album :^

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) c2nnib2l Jan 17, 2017 9:38 AM



ReZn8r's picture

rammed in and out of every hole in their bodies.

MFL5591's picture

Trump’s performance at last week’s press conference, which seemed, shall we say, a little light on presidential decorum.....


You had eight years of the media blowing the clown in office, how did that work out?

jeff montanye's picture

imo we have had more than enough presidential decorum in the last eight or even sixteen years and way, way the fuck too much corruption, theft, murder, torture, incompetence, whining, cowardice and treason.

markpower49's picture

Please Lord, let Civil War II truly begin and we can cull all the progressives, Trump haters, Fedgov bureaucrats, welfare parasites, corporate welfare parasites, etc.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

When the world goes MaxMad, aint gonna be many people screaming . . . for very long . . . about guns being bad.

slammin_dude's picture

Unarmed libtards ans marxists will....right up until a 5.56 round enters the cranium.....with high odds its their beloved fellow marxists who do it

Laddie's picture

(((Human Rights Watch))) Lists Donald Trump as a “Threat to Human Rights”
“(Trump’s) campaign floated proposals that would harm millions of people, including plans to engage in massive deportations of immigrants, to curtail women’s rights and media freedoms, and to use torture,” the report says, quoting Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Laddie Jan 17, 2017 9:18 AM

CIA surely doesn't sleep

War Machine's picture

Let me ask a question I know the answer to:

Did HRW trouble themselves to so list Secretary Clinton or President Obama as they armed Islamopsycho mercs that murdered tens of thousands- even eschewing tactical progress to murder Christians, especially?

If I had Trump's ear for 5 seconds, I'd tell him to float investigating CIA arms transfers to Muslim terrorists. Put it in the wind...

it will carry.

peddling-fiction's picture

Arrest him for sedition. And for threatening the President Elect.

Zio-emboldened fucks.

ReZn8r's picture

They could at this very moment arrest at least 500 people here in the USA for sedition and there would be at least 5000 that we missed.

There should be no doubt in anyone's mind that CW II will not be short and quick and result in heavy losses on all sides. That is what the Elitists want. Why are we trying like hell to give them what they want? For Our Freedom or the Payback/Hatred of the other faction?

The deciding factor in this conflict will be which side the U.S. Army takes. I'm thinking the Navy/Marines/ and Special Force's would side with Trump/We The People/Patriots. The USAF now has 'balls' and I would bet they would side with the Progressive/Liberal/DemocRATS/Satanist/Pedophiles.

Pray for guidance before taking any action. For myself my guidance was to exercise my Rights stated in the Second Amendment ... for my family's preservation/protection.

peddling-fiction's picture

No CWII is the best punishment.

Just lock them up for sedition.

Dual passport holders get shown the door as well.

Unless every secret handshaking puppet is conspiring to bring CWII.

That may very well be the case.

Ace Ventura's picture

LMAO, why you gotta hate on the USAF? Sadly, I think your list is optimistic. Only certain segments of the USMC would likely side with Joe Sixpack in CWII. The vast majority of the Navy, Army, and yes USAF would side with the establishment.

Stated differently, they would do whatever the Pentagon tells them to. That is why only compromised candidates ever reach the inner rings of power there.

Memedada's picture

Relax, nothing will happen to your dear leader. The deep state is rejoicing. Even if Trump was genuine he’s weak (intellectually, morally, physically – well, just weak) and easily manipulated/made useful for the deep state (but he’s already a tool so no need for that).

Kina's picture

That is pretty ill informed comment.

Trump managed to beat of all GOP constentants, and win the impossile win against Clinton. Trump managed to succeed, and when bankrupted succeeded again.

To say Trump he is weak in any way is stupid, he is anything but weak or stupid.

You know, I think Trump loves it when people continually under estamiate him because they don't take the normal precautions, and then get beaten by Trump.

Trump is anything but weak, ignorant and certainly NOT easiliy manipulated.  In fact why the Deep State and Dem cabal are scared of him because  he cant be manipulated.

Firestorme's picture

Trump never personally went bankrupt ever - only about 4 of his 650 plus companies filed for bankruptcy protection as I understand it. That is a pretty magnificent track record. Over half of all companies fail in the first 5 years of their creation.  

VD's picture

Kuntface predicting peak oil now he predicts this = prognosticating track record of 100% fail to date, but he sure piles on the verbiage.

Pooper Popper's picture

the author lives up to his name,,,

Fucking Cunt!