"It's Over Folks" The Neocons & The "Deep State" Have Neutered The Trump Presidency

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted and Authored by The Saker,

Less than a month ago I warned that a ‘color revolution ‘ was taking place in the USA My first element of proof was the so-called “investigation” which the CIA, FBI, NSA and others were conducting against President Trump’s candidate to become National Security Advisor, General Flynn.  Last night, the plot to get rid of Flynn has finally succeeded and General Flynn had to offer his resignation.  Trump accepted it.

Now let’s immediately get one thing out of the way: Flynn was hardly a saint or a perfect wise man who would single handedly saved the world.  That he was not.  However, what Flynn was is the cornerstone of Trump’s national security policy.  For one thing, Flynn dared the unthinkable: he dared to declare that the bloated US intelligence community had to be reformed.  Flynn also tried to subordinate the CIA and the Joint Chiefs to the President via the National Security Council.  Put differently, Flynn tried to wrestle the ultimate power and authority from the CIA and the Pentagon and subordinate them back to the White House.  Flynn also wanted to work with Russia. Not because he was a Russia lover, the notion of a Director of the DIA as a Putin-fan is ridiculous, but Flynn was rational, he understood that Russia was no threat to the USA or to Europe and that Russia had the West had common interests.  That is another absolutely unforgivable crimethink in Washington DC.

The Neocon run ‘deep state’ has now forced Flynn to resign under the idiotic pretext that he had a telephone conversation, on an open, insecure and clearly monitored, line with the Russian ambassador.

And Trump accepted this resignation.

Ever since Trump made it to the White House, he has taken blow after blow from the Neocon-run Ziomedia, from Congress, from all the Hollywood doubleplusgoodthinking “stars” and even from European politicians.  And Trump took each blow without ever fighting back.  Nowhere was his famous “you are fired!” to be seen.  But I still had hope.  I wanted to hope.  I felt that it was my duty to hope.

But now Trump has betrayed us all.

Remember how Obama showed his true face when he hypocritically denounced his friend and pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.?  Today, Trump has shown us his true face.  Instead of refusing Flynn’s resignation and instead of firing those who dared cook up these ridiculous accusations against Flynn, Trump accepted the resignation.  This is not only an act of abject cowardice, it is also an amazingly stupid and self-defeating betrayal because now Trump will be alone, completely alone, facing the likes of Mattis and Pence – hard Cold Warrior types, ideological to the core, folks who want war and simply don’t care about reality.

Again, Flynn was not my hero.  But he was, by all accounts, Trump’s hero.  And Trump betrayed him.

The consequences of this will be immense.  For one thing, Trump is now clearly broken. It took the ‘deep state’ only weeks to castrate Trump and to make him bow to the powers that be.  Those who would have stood behind Trump will now feel that he will not stand behind them and they will all move back away from him.  The Neocons will feel elated by the elimination of their worst enemy and emboldened by this victory they will push on, doubling-down over and over and over again.

It’s over, folks, the deep state has won.

From now on, Trump will become the proverbial shabbos-goy, the errand boy of the Israel lobby.  Hassan Nasrallah was right when he called him ‘an idiot‘.

The Chinese and Iranian will openly laugh.  The Russians won’t – they will be polite, they will smile, and try to see if some common sense policies can still be salvaged from this disaster.  Some might. But any dream of a partnership between Russia and the United States has died tonight.

The EU leaders will, of course, celebrate.  Trump was nowhere the scary bogeyman they feared.  Turns out that he is a doormat – very good for the EU.

Where does all this leave us – the millions of anonymous ‘deplorables’ who try as best we can to resist imperialism, war, violence and injustice?

I think that we were right in our hopes because that is all we had – hopes.  No expectations, just hopes.  But now we objectively have very little reasons left to hope.  For one thing, the Washington ‘swamp’ will not be drained.  If anything, the swamp has triumphed.  We can only find some degree of solace in two undeniable facts:

  1. Hillary would have been far worse than any version of a Trump Presidency.
  2. In order to defeat Trump, the US deep state has had to terribly weaken the US and the AngloZionist Empire.  Just like Erdogan’ purges have left the Turkish military in shambles, the anti-Trump ‘color revolution’ has inflicted terrible damage on the reputation, authority and even credibility of the USA.

The first one is obvious.  So let me clarify the second one.  In their hate-filled rage against Trump and the American people (aka “the basket of deplorables”) the Neocons have had to show they true face.  By their rejection of the outcome of the elections, by their riots, their demonization of Trump, the Neocons have shown two crucial things: first, that the US democracy is a sad joke and that they, the Neocons, are an occupation regime which rules against the will of the American people.  In other words, just like Israel, the USA has no legitimacy left.  And since, just like Israel, the USA are unable to frighten their enemies, they are basically left with nothing, no legitimacy, no ability to coerce.  So yes, the Neocons have won.  But their victory is removes the last chance for the US to avoid a collapse.

Trump, for all his faults, did favor the US, as a country, over the global Empire.  Trump was also acutely aware that ‘more of the same’ was not an option.  He wanted policies commensurate with the actual capabilities of the USA.  With Flynn gone and the Neocons back in full control – this is over.  Now we are going to be right back to ideology over reality.

Trump probably could have made America, well, maybe not “great again”, but at least stronger, a major world power which could negotiate and use its leverage to get the best deal possible from the others.  That’s over now.  With Trump broken, Russia and China will go right back to their pre-Trump stance: a firm resistance backed by a willingness and capability to confront and defeat the USA at any level.

I am quite sure that nobody today is celebrating in the Kremlin.  Putin, Lavrov and the others surely understand exactly what happened.  It is as if Khodorkovsy would have succeeded in breaking Putin in 2003.  In fact, I have to credit Russian analysts who for several weeks already have been comparing Trump to Yanukovich, who also was elected by a majority of the people and who failed to show the resolve needed to stop the ‘color revolution’ started against him.  But if Trump is the new Yanukovich, will the US become the next Ukraine?

Flynn was very much the cornerstone of the hoped-for Trump foreign policy.  There was a real chance that he would reign in the huge, bloated and all-powerful three letter agencies and that he would focus US power against the real enemy of the West: the Wahabis.  With Flynn gone, this entire conceptual edifice has now come down.  We are going to be left with the likes of Mattis and his anti-Iranian statements.  Clowns who only impress other clowns.

Today's Neocon victory is a huge event and it will probably be completely misrepresented by the official media.  Ironically, Trump supporters will also try minimize it all.  But the reality is that barring a most unlikely last-minute miracle, it’s over for Trump and the hopes of millions of people in the USA and the rest of the world who had hoped that the Neocons could be booted out of power by means of a peaceful election.  That is clearly not going to happen.

I see very dark clouds on the horizon.

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UPDATE1: Just to stress an important point: the disaster is not so much that Flynn is out but what Trump’s caving in to the Neocon tells us about Trump’s character (or lack thereof).  Ask yourself – after what happened to Flynn, would you stick your neck out for Trump?

UPDATE2: Just as predicted – the Neocons are celebrating and, of course, doubling-down:

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Zer0head's picture

no, this is the deep state's last gasp and it's a good one, but also its last one

localsavage's picture

no shit...two weeks in an and we already have to read this rubbish.

beemasters's picture

"And Trump took each blow without ever fighting back."

Instead of fighting the deep state, Trump is too busy, distracted with deporting the DREAMers. He is no chess player. Most terrorists are deeply embedded in DC.
He should have publicly rejected Flynn's resignation.

justin423's picture

Flynn wanted the DNI and CJCS off the council?
Uh, Flynn wanted Bannon?
No, Bannon pulled those puppet strings.
Pompeo also wasn't going to put up with that shit, so he fucked over Flynn's boy for the Africa slot.

Manthong's picture

“Always with the negative wavelengths”….

Trump has not even been there a month.

He got there just about on his own and he is not likely to let the opposition rob him of what he has worked so hard and spent so much to accomplish.

And he has a lot of folks and believers behind him


evoila's picture

it wasn't worth blowing political capital on defending somebody who lied and hung the VP out to dry. If Trump really wants to cause some havoc, he can put in Michael Scheuer. That would have some heads spinning. 





greenskeeper carl's picture

Flynn brought this on himself. If all he did was tell the Russians that Obama's ridiculous sanctions were gone once Trump was in office, it was stupid AND pointless, because everyone pretty much already knew that. Flynn either knew, or should have knew, that what he did was against the law, even if that law is an acronism from the past that has never actually been used to prosecute anyone. More importantly, Flynn should have known that the neocon deep state was looking for anything and everything to use against Trump, which made him a target as well. He should have known better.

JamesBond's picture

Trump is a businessman. This is how they handle immediate problems.


vato poco's picture

a personnel issue arises and is dealt with early in Trump's 4th week in office, and "it's over"?!?

FUCK you, saker, you limp-wristed pussy! did you think the decades-old deep state was going to roll over without a struggle? JEEZUS christ! grow a pair! rent a pair! borrow a pair! failing that, just go collapse in tears on your fainting chair and leave the business of swamp-draining to the MEN, ok?

Multi's picture

US has been an Israeli colony for some time now.

Do you really think it's going to be easy to stop being a colony? just vote the right president and that's it, NOT. Look through history what it takes for colonized people to gain independence. It will be blood and tears, brothers.

popeye's picture

GC, you always have something worthwhile to say. But on this I agree with the Saker. Flynn was key, he was a target and mercilessly attacked, and Trump folded. Thats it: Trump folded. And that is the end. The superficial tweets seemingly backed up with limited analysis were one thing (Trump setting himself up for some falls sometime), but this failure to back his man is a sky-high screw-up. Hard to see him coming back from this one given some of the people he's surrounded himself with.


The Donald is canny, shrewd (winning an election through social media - a world first), but he sits in the big chair now. Got to think a bit deeper, play not just bait-and-switch, but some strong D too. And strike deep, not shallow like his shots to date. Its all a bit too superficial and amateurish.


In boxing, who's going to win, the amateur or the pro? This is bare-knuckle, and a points decision isn't enough, its got to be a knockout.

new game's picture

redux of obomber, key word bomb. history rhyms, moar war, moar billions, just a vassel state of izzyral...

Folkvar's picture

Yes but Trump should have stood by him regardless, instead he caved in. His enemies have got stronger and will now be even more motivated to go after other members of his government. Trump needs to enact a huge purge of establishment characters by arresting them and charging them with treason, but first he needs to mobilize his supporters, they need to get active.

wildbad's picture

This is a very serious report by a very serious analyst
The removal of Flynn appears to be a capitulation by Trump to the deceptive faction (Priebus) in his administration.

The importance of the role of Chief of Staff lies in the fact that this role has traditionally been the "gatekeeper". It is easy to see how this rolle could be abused to route information serving a certain agenda.

The statements by Spicer can be interpreted as either a capitulation to the neocon forces or an indication that Trump knows something we do not.

I believe that Trump has been deceived into sacrificing Flynn and that is a shame. Flynn was the force that stopped Obama's frontal attack on Syria and is fully aware fo the globalist attack on humanity. That alone makes him a player I want on my side.

There is a full on globalist attack on our president and by proxy on genuine democracy and freedom and humanity.

Leftists, Globalist, Authoritarian forces ARE THE CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER to ourselves and our progeny and must be defeated.

No Quarter.

Donald - Double down! We are your base, we have your back! You cannot compromise with these beasts.

Escapeclaws's picture

The Saker is a great analyst but his blog has practically gone Islamist, with Ramin Mazaheri, for example, enforcing political correctness in this regard. Disappointing, and Saker risks alienating many long time posters there.

Anasteus's picture

If even the article were right, it's too late to restore the status quo. Trump initiated the domino fall and the movement, gaining huge support from the bottom, has already moved on, regardless of Trump himself. The world is changing.

new game's picture

hey douchebag i'm not looking for a uuuge teddy bear, i'm looking to take over the whole fuking 3 ring circus. get it? no trophy for runner-up consolation prize changing bullshit.

winning is winning as in watching these fuks be destroyed...

fat boy, dinty moore top of list with soreazz, bulgeface, ect...

Future Jim's picture

One cannot control the deep state unless one also control the media, and the neocons do not control the media. It is the progressives who control the media (and everything else), so this article is misdirection.

False_Profit's picture

WTF? Really?!

Isn't this fight Club? Don't we employ a higher cerebral function?

Why is everyone jumping on this Tokyo rose self defeatist rant?!

We have no idea what is going on in side trumps mind...

My money is on trump and his ability to strategize and sucker briar rabbit into the tarpit!

What better way to free up an Intel guy to go deep than to have people think he's out of the game...

Quit crying and looking at your feet you pussies! Man the fuck up! Am I surrounded by fucking safety pin wearing snowflakes?! What would your grandfathers think of you?!

The positioning continues...

Obadiah's picture


NO Shit

Who knows what the schematic looks like... the one scribbled on the napkin

Hoi Polloi's picture

Flynn lied, he's the only fucker to blame. Stupid idiot gave the Democrat liberals all the ammo they need.

SoDamnMad's picture

Flynn was an early supporter of Trump and was building his own business to which I believe he couldn't continue in his former official capacity.

As a loyal soldier, he decided that he wasn't worth the baggage to Trump and decided to "fall on the sword".  That said perhaps this flushed out a couple spies in the cabinet.  I love it that Clapper lied before Congress and got no punishment.  Someone illegally tapped a line and then leaked it to the press.

Isn't tapping without a court order illegal. I am sure in the Obama administration anything was illegal that legal.  He certainly trashed the Constitution.   Sounds like one of Rumsfiled's "Unknown unknowns".

Anyway if the Ben Rhodes of the world are happy with bringing down the US Government they best learn to sleep with one eye open at night.

max2205's picture

Flynn is stupid.  Who calls the Russians before the inauguration?   He's an idiot 

in4mayshun's picture

I think everyone agrees that ultimately, the one thing Trump cares most about is Trump, so eventually the deep state will paint a very vivid picture describing what will happen to Trump and his family if he continues to oppose them. He'll fall in line like all before him.

Got The Wrong No's picture

I think everyone agrees that ultimately, the one thing Trump cares most about is Trump


What would you do if your family and well being were threatened?  You would care about yourself as well. 

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) xythras Feb 14, 2017 9:46 PM

Trump has just begun.  The Liberals are grasping at any thing they can to slow him down.  And that's all they've accomplished - To slow him down just a little.  Here's a few things to look forward to:

The Wall

Conservative Supreme Court Nominees

Repeal of ObamaCare

Lower Taxes

Smarter International Policy

Business Friendly Domestic Policy

Stopping Terrorists From Coming To The U.S.


Chupacabra-322's picture

@ The Saker,

What's at Stake is the Deep State Global network of MultiNational Central Banking, Espionage, Murder, War, Torture, Destabilization Campaigns, BlackMail, Extortion, Child / Human Trafficking, Drug / Gun Running, Money Laundering, Corruption, NSA spying, Media control & control of the 17 Intelligence Agencies.

Most importantly, The Deep State controls all the distribution lines of the aforementioned. Especially the Coaxial Cable Communication lines of Espionage spying & Surveillance State Apparatus / Infrastructure.

Agencies all built on the British Model of Intelligence. Purely Evil & Highly Compartmentalized Levels which function as a Step Pyramid Model of Authority / Monarch Reign Pyramid Model of Authority.

That's what's at Stake. How this plays out is anyone's guess. The Pure Evil Criminal Psychopath Rogue elements of the Deep State will not go quietly. If not dealt with now, they'll disappear only to resurface at a later date with one objective:
Create Mayhem.

It's those Select Highly Compartmentalized Criminal Pure Evil Rogue Elements at the Deep State Top that have had control since the JFK Execution that have entrenched themselves for decades & refuse to relinquish Control.

It's The Black Hats Versus The White Hats. Pure Evil War / Economic Oligarch Criminal Dynasties which must fall but refuse.

Interesting Times.

Bay of Pigs's picture

I dont know brother. I try to have faith and believe but this shit is beyond the pale.

Increasingly I think we're fucked.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Bay,

Nothing's changed. Just keep stack'n & lock'n loading. We'll have our day with these sick, twisted, perverted, Pure Evil Satanic / Lucerferian Scum Fucks.

Their day of reckoning is fast approaching them. And, they fear / know it.

Scuba Steve's picture

Exactly, calm down and let it play out.

Brexit happened, Trump happened, Europe swinging right minded ... patience grasshopper.

Just be ready and watch your ASSets.

vato poco's picture

it's been 3-and-a-half fucking WEEKS, dude. 

did your grandaddy snivel "we're fucked!" on 31 Dec 1941? No? why is that, do ya suppose?

BobEore's picture

"Fucked" may still be a bit of an overstatement at this point - but the butcher's bill is coming in for an awful lot of people who were led - exactly by folks like "Saker" - to put their hopes into the hands of Lanksy Mafiya protege and Roy Cohn understudy Donald "Duke of Orange" Drumpf.

This particular piece is Saker's gambit for getting out of a tight spot via using the Flynn thing as a convenient escape hatch. Last week it was cheesy Reaganite Paul Craig Roberts breaking with Drumpf, after an entire year spent cheerleading the advancement of the Mossad's chosen shabbat goy - next week you can bet it will be time for another big gun in the "alt-media/IsraelLobby" media complex to signal to his supporters why "I wasn't wrong in roping you in to support this loser, but I gotta go now, yadda yadda, yippee ky yea~!"

I broke it down here last week - there's little to add to the picture as the playbook for a Pence/Cheney-style "continuity of government" op takes shape and the Goldman Gang readies themselves to take full control without need of any more Trump training wheel frontman facades. Hugely amusing in that regard to see the same dead-enders here who hammered anyone daring to make the correct assessment of the precious metals market and the hidden manipulators behind it all are back at it here braying the loudest in support of "keeping the faith" in your new GOLDMAN SACKS WASHINGTON government. Listen, there's a lot of real estate to the east of Hawaii, dude. now that you're waking up, it's time to get out and explore! I particularly like Singapore as the new nexus for storing g & s outside of a suicidal and dying western world.

Golden "presidential" cufflinks for all... and to all a good night!

Socratic Dog's picture

Singaore is east of Hawaii?  Umm, OK.

duelingforks's picture

It is agreed; we now have a Pence/Cheney COG machine. Pence was Indiana's most unpopular governor in recent history, not even state Republicans cared for him.

SubjectivObject's picture

Pence is planned to be the president all along.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

It goes back some ways, but the big boost was Allen Dulles and the CIA in 53.

Dubaibanker's picture

Not really...China slapped Trump hard....made him reverse his non adhererence to policy of One China dramatically.

Xi Jinping refused to talk to Trump. Once a letter was sent and perhaps Trump apologized, only then China spoke to Trump reversing the phone call with Taiwan and all the tweets of Trump in one slap.


China had signaled to Washington that there would be no phone call between Trump and Xi and the relationship could not move forward until Trump reaffirmed the "one China" policy, one of the U.S. officials said.

And here's Trump blah blah in Dec 2016


Trump says U.S. not necessarily bound by 'one China' policy

Same was done in Australia and after bashing the PM, people were sent to apologize.

Too many mistakes in too short a time.....

Illegal people must be deported but why make such a brouhaha? What's the deal, I would ask?

Taxes, America First, repealing Obamacare are just buzz words....every nation says that to get through the elections. But most successful ones like China, Japan, UK, Canada, Germany etc never trumpet it like Trump or India's Modi does. Because it takes more than a slogan to start making any country great again!

a Smudge by any other name's picture

Very good. So what's our expectation he'll  do anything about the IRS, Fed, SCOTUS, "health care" or anything else?

I'm hovering right around zero.

logicalman's picture

Presidents who do stuff the banksters don''t like seem to get holes in them.


Al Gophilia's picture

You won't see a single cry of treason by the left against the Goldman appointments to cabinet.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Im not so sure about that. Maybe not treason, but I hear objection along those lines on Democracy Now. I certainly heard it from Sanders.

Dubaibanker's picture

Hey smudge,

He will obviously do things....but the way he is approaching diplomatic, security and critical national matters has been brash and aggressive and completely unwarranted by trashing so many sovereign leaders and nations.

If he doesn't become more diplomatic, he will create problems for himself, all on his own, thus diminishing whatever good work that he will accomplish.

If China and Australia are anything to go by as a yardstick, he won't have many friends left. 

China has already said that they are taking his threats on duties of 45% seriously, so let's see how USA with it's 335m population STOPS interacting with 7 BILLION people around the world if Trump does what he has said he will do! 

Understanding how things work needs listening and comprehension skills, not twitter skills! :)

Presidency is like playing poker, he is not playing it well at all thus far. Everyone knows what he is thinking and then he gets taken down and tries to become evasive, defensive and moves on to the next subject. He is aggressive against reporters just like Spencer.

His team of Bannon, Kellyanne are like loose cannons just like himself. Flynn was another example.

He better become a poker player and a good one else no one will take him seriously.

A little arm twisting by China and Russia can make him fall apart faster than you can say Jack Robinson!

Even a country like Iran is testing American power by having said that they will not use USD for trade or oil. North Korea is firing missiles. It is like mayhem around the world, all at a loss for American power. In Yemen he lost a Navy Seal for no major accomplishment.

Even the kids at Clark Uni know that it is not going well.

This para from the report sums my thoughts above and overall very aptly.

"The Trump administration, which has already proven itself to possess a feckless and unapologetic approach to diplomacy, must consider more  seriously the global implications of its actions. Despite the best efforts of those within the trump team who wish the United States to once again become isolationist and seal itself from the rest of the world, it is not 1939. The global economy and greater political community is far more interconnected and interdependent than it has ever been. Trump, as a former mogul of international business, ought to realize this fact, and it remains to be seen whether or not President Trump is acting truly on his own accord-or if he considers himself beholden to the staunch isolationists and xenophobes on his cabinet and national security council, such as Steve Bannon."


The Perils of Isolationism: Iran, the US dollar, and Donald Trump in the age of globalization
False_Profit's picture

Interesting to see the jesuit Marxist trolls up their game...


Dubaibanker's picture

Whoever is doing it, the only loser each time has been Trump!

monkeyshine's picture

Trump had to accept the resignation to keep this from becoming a long drawn out distraction. It was Flynn's duty to resign for the same reason.

Dubaibanker's picture

This is the third person to resign in Trump inner circle just on RUSSIA! And this scandal is not even going away......in fighting between Kellyanne and Spencer...


Manafort, Page, and Flynn: Trump's fallen advisers and their ties to Russia
Bluecoffeecup's picture

He will soon submit his budget. Watch them go crazy! This is a war and it's not yet lost.

Got The Wrong No's picture

I want to believe with every fiber in my body and agree with you but today I have a sinking feeling and a sadness that I can't ignore. Hillary's tweet was a victory lap and a clear signal that she has won. She will not be prosecuted and the deep state is now in control. I just saw that they have evidence that his campaign staff had contact with Russia all along. Whether they did or didn't doesn't matter. This shit will never end. He will cave or he or someone in his family will die. 

The SWAMP is TOO DEEP.  I hope I am wrong.