The Swamp Strikes Back

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Pepe Escobar, originally posted at,

The tawdry Michael Flynn soap opera boils down to the CIA hemorrhaging leaks to the company town newspaper, leading to the desired endgame: a resounding victory for hardcore neocon/neoliberalcon US Deep State factions in one particular battle. But the war is not over; in fact it’s just beginning.

Even before Flynn’s fall, Russian analysts had been avidly discussing whether President Trump is the new Victor Yanukovich – who failed to stop a color revolution at his doorstep. The Made in USA color revolution by the axis of Deep State neocons, Democratic neoliberalcons and corporate media will be pursued, relentlessly, 24/7. But more than Yanukovich, Trump might actually be remixing Little Helmsman Deng Xiaoping: “crossing the river while feeling the stones”. Rather, crossing the swamp while feeling the crocs.

Flynn out may be interpreted as a Trump tactical retreat. After all Flynn may be back – in the shade, much as Roger Stone. If current deputy national security advisor K T McFarland gets the top job – which is what powerful Trump backers are aiming at – the shadowplay Kissinger balance of power, in its 21st century remix, is even strengthened; after all McFarland is a Kissinger asset.

This call won’t self-destruct in five seconds

Flynn worked with Special Forces; was head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); handled highly classified top secret information 24/7. He obviously knew all his conversations on an open, unsecure line were monitored. So he had to have morphed into a compound incarnation of the Three Stooges had he positioned himself to be blackmailed by Moscow.

What Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak certainly discussed was cooperation in the fight against ISIS/ISIL/Daesh, and what Moscow might expect in return: the lifting of sanctions. US corporate media didn’t even flinch when US intel admitted they have a transcript of the multiple phone calls between Flynn and Kislyak. So why not release them? Imagine the inter-galactic scandal if these calls were about Russian intel monitoring the US ambassador in Moscow.

No one paid attention to the two key passages conveniently buried in the middle of this US corporate media story. 1) “The intelligence official said there had been no finding inside the government that Flynn did anything illegal.” 2) “…the situation became unsustainable – not because of any issue of being compromised by Russia – but because he [Flynn] has lied to the president and the vice president.”

Recap: nothing illegal; and Flynn not compromised by Russia. The “crime” – according to Deep State factions: talking to a Russian diplomat.

Vice-President Mike Pence is a key piece in the puzzle; after all his major role is as insider guarantor – at the heart of the Trump administration – of neocon Deep State interests. The CIA did leak. The CIA most certainly has been spying on all Trump operatives. Flynn though fell on his own sword. Classic hubris; his fatal mistake was to strategize by himself – even before he became national security advisor. “Mad Dog” Mattis, T. Rex Tillerson – both, by the way, very close to Kissinger – and most of all Pence did not like it one bit once they were informed.

A “man of very limited abilities”

Flynn was already compromised by his embarrassingly misinformed book co-written with neocon Michael Ledeen, as well as his juvenile Iranophobia. At the same time, Flynn was the point man to what would have been a real game-changer; to place the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff under White House control.

A highly informed US source I previously called “X”, who detailed to Sputnik how the Trump presidency will play out, is adamant “this decision makes Trump look independent. It is all going according to script.”

“X” stresses how “the NSA can penetrate any telephone system in the world that is not secure. Flynn was a man of very limited abilities who talked too much. You never hear from the real powers in intelligence nor do you know their names. You can see that in Flynn’s approach to Iran. He was disrupting a peace deal in the Middle East relating to Russia, Iran and Turkey in Syria. So he had to go.”

“X” adds, “the Russians are not stupid to talk among themselves on unsecured lines, they assumed that Flynn controlled his own lines. Flynn was removed not because of his Russian calls but for other reasons, some of which have to do with Iran and the Middle East. He was a loose cannon even from the intelligence perspective. This is a case of misdirection away from the true cause.”

In direct opposition to “X”, an analytical strand now rules there’s blood on the tracks; the hyenas are circling; a vulnerable Trump has lost his mojo; and he also lost his foreign policy. Not yet.

In the Grand Chessboard, what Flynn’s fall spells out is just a pawn out of the game because the King would not protect him. We will only know for sure “draining the swamp” – the foreign policy section – is doomed if neocons and neoliberalcons continue to run riot; if neoliberalcons are not fully exposed in their complicity in the rise of ISIS/ISIL/Daesh; and if the much vaunted possibility of a détente with Russia flounders for good.

What’s certain is that the fratricide war between the Trump administration and the most powerful Deep State factions will be beyond vicious. Team Trump only stands a chance if they are able to weaponize allies from within the Deep State. As it stands, concerning the Kissinger grand design of trying to break the Eurasian “threat” to the unipolar moment, Iran is momentarily relieved; Russia harbors no illusions; and China knows for sure that the China-Russia strategic partnership will become even stronger. Advantage swamp.

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navy62802's picture

These fucks have spent capital on something that obviously meant very much to them. The question is why did Mike Flynn mean so much to them to the extent they would perpetrate treason to get him out of office.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) navy62802 Feb 16, 2017 11:33 PM

Pedophila which is Satanism becuase it destroys God's creation, child.

It is a cancer, look at Sandusky's child.

it spreads.

Pizzagate is a stupid term.

It isn't pizza.

Even Pedophila means "child love" they don't love them, they destroy them.

It is child rape/death.

Il Dottore's picture
Il Dottore (not verified) Chris Dakota Feb 16, 2017 11:40 PM

What Swamp? What Deep State?


They can pull a war against Iran without Flynn. Screwing any kind of cooperation between USA and Russia is far more important than the "basic programme"... And like all this was new right? I didn't notice increasing Israeli Power within Media, Banks, Hollywood, Music, Courts, Alex Jones or even The White House with JARED KUSHNER, all since the "incident" ot the U.S.S Liberty... at least.

Undeniable the ties of Kushner and Netanyahu. Full free access to Security reports and so on.

And you stil yelling about Deep States or Swamps?

They keep starving our country and sending our military to their wars, it will happen again with Iran.

That's all you have to know about this blackmail.

Did anybody in here realize yet who is behind Wiki Leaks or Assange? Russia? CIA? NSA?

Hahaha, Gimme a break guys, I can't believe you are that stupid. 

divingengineer's picture

Ha ha dumbass!
We are that stoooooooopid!

espirit's picture

Michael Flynn is an ultra-american.

Go against him, and we X-U out.

Your move.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) espirit Feb 17, 2017 12:04 AM

I don't know. He was played like a violin.

How the fuck did he let that happen?

Laowei Gweilo's picture

Which is why the ZH title post headline is sooooo good.

Paper Boy's picture
Paper Boy (not verified) Laowei Gweilo Feb 17, 2017 3:09 AM

All of this shit about Flynn boils down to one thing: desperation.

They know Sessions is itching to start making arrests.

mind reset's picture
mind reset (not verified) Paper Boy Feb 17, 2017 6:04 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

AtATrESICI's picture

God I hope it is not a SJW spring...Crank up the microwaves the university students and young people go 100% tranny with cannibal Jack at the wheel of the In-Q-Tel bus to never ever land.

wildbad's picture

it will be though, unfortunately. these beasts (Soros) will not go down without a dirty fight and their SJW shock troops will be utilized.

may day, 1st of may.

3 million swine will converge on washington.

HedgeJunkie's picture


may day, 1st of may.

3 million swine will converge on washington."


Wonderful. Let's hope that Russia/China/Iran decide to launch a couple dozen nukes on DC on 5/1.

dogismycopilot's picture

Twitter is manipulating the President's twitter feed. They are only sending him negative responses to his tweets.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Il Dottore Feb 16, 2017 11:55 PM


New World Chaos's picture

Agree.  Would have rather called it Eyes Wide Open or Pedocracy but pizzagate stuck from the beginning.  Too late to re-meme? 

Burnbright's picture

I just saw something I can't unsee. Video of John Podesta, or at least you can hear his voice, harming a child and possibly raping said child.

I honestly don't even want to link it, wish I hadn't seen it. Really fucking sad.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Yeah, that was horrifically disturbing. (A link was posted here yesterday in the comments to the "demand the Flynn transcripts" post.)

The voice comparison convinced me. Sessions needs to take down Pedosta asap.

TylerJ's picture

"The question is why did Mike Flynn mean so much to them to the extent they would perpetrate treason to get him out of office."


Your right, the CIA/NSA committed Treason on multiple levels and exposed their true colors for all the world to see, just to get rid of one man who will be replaced by another similar within days???  

It doesn't make much sense.  In chess terms -  its like they captured a pawn but left their queen exposed for taking.

Elvis87's picture

Something to ponder.  1. Trump puts out a weak EO on immagration, knowing it would cause the LEFT to out itself and its players and its program.

2. Flynn, outs himself and resigns and thus the left again outs its game plan and leaks documents and now Trump knows who and where its coming from. Grand Jury being called in as we speak. Whistleblowers will be coming outof the woodwork. Flynn then is hire as a subcontractor to continue with the swamp draining.

3. The Dems and the left are shitting there pants and think they are winning. Trump will crush them all and it wont take long now..

RevIdahoSpud3's picture

If it's good to think positive thoughts that's as good as any.

SoDamnMad's picture

I got a saint I am going to pray to every night that something like this will come true.

Kobe Beef's picture

4. Flynn just got himself a cover to go deep, and the Enemy will believe it since they spun it.

gcjohns1971's picture

The IC bureaucracy has long been engrossed solely with "Strategic Concerns"...which they want you to believe are next level Names Bond stuff above your paygrade.

In reality they are involved mostly in petty bickering and politicing within the beltway, and otherwise in unconstitutional, illegal paranoiac surveillance of a variety of domestic concerns in response to a wide array psychotic delusions.

Within this second group are a hard corps of true sociopaths who harness the fears, delusions, and childishness of the rest to the greatest evil imaginable - the ruthless and boundless pursuit of personal unaccountable power world wide.  They get off on being Shadow Kings.

Flynn ruffled their feathers while in uniform, by demanding that the whole lot stop politicking, stop pursuing shadows in their own closets, and start doing relevant work to support the real fights we are in.

But he failed to identify the sociopaths.  And in redirecting the fools he set back the knaves' use of them to pursue power.

They are Who got him.  

But they were clumsy and stupid about it.  If one of the few genuine Intel assets gets their hands on one of the leak recipients, he'll get renditioned...and will spill every bean he ever had.

That will lead to the fools who leaked...and back to the knaves who directed him.

Then they'll swing for treason.

This isn't normal Washington reindeer games.  They are now openly attempting to assert their control over elected leaders and their appointees.

The traitors to the republic MUST HANG.

SHADEWELL's picture

Trump has to lay out new ground rules

Communicate in person, and only in writing,  limit use of net and cell phone 

Radio silence, while the trap is being set, while his folks are placed in position

Billy the Poet's picture

So no private server in the spare bathroom then?

devnickle's picture

Hehe, that made me chuckle. Thanks

DirtySanchez's picture

So far, Trump has shit on and wiped his ass with the Bushes, Clintons, Obozo,Hollyweirdos, fake news, and the left and right establishment.

Libtards and crazies like Elizabeth Warren, McWarhero, Linda Graham, Pelosi, Schumer, the congressional monkey caucus, and the deep state don't know it yet, but Trump is ready to take his next shit on them.

Billy the Poet's picture

McCain talking shit about Trump and Putin with the fake Ukrainian PM.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Feb 16, 2017 11:29 PM

The deep state and the upper state are the same thing.

This whole deep state is a psyops, some dark forces are making us do this.

No, the powers that be are doing this.

Congress perverts, president perverts, judicial perverts.

all of them are anti American.

just looooook around youuuuuuuuuuuu

Everyman's picture

Queen to rooks three.  Check.

scv's picture

trump and flynn are about peace.

the demonic enemy will always wage war cause all they know is evil.


honesty, good, prosperity, love, happiness













booboo's picture

Trump dick slap to state mouth pieces check

ebworthen's picture

"Advantage Swamp" is like saying "Advantage Aristocracy" in 1788 France.

Figure it the fuck out - I voted instead of killing traitors.

The patience, it is thin.

DuneCreature's picture

Maybe a new better term for PizzaGate could be PedoGate and I can have my appetite back eating pizza.

George Webb must have himself degree in CIA history. .. He just calls it a child trafficking rat line. ...... Something right out of the CIA field manual for doing fucked up shit to people. ... Little people.

Part 1 & Part 2 are good but this is the CIA background segment

Day 116 - Part 3 - The History Of The CIA In 12 Minutes

Donald Trump needs George Webb on his spook pest control staff.

Live Hard, Regime Change Is A CIA Specialty And So Are Civil Wars, I Look For This War, Should They Start One Here, To Be Particularly Uncivilized, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

acetinker's picture

Maybe.  But Webb would not not have a platform absent support of the deep state.

Hell, Milo who is a flamer got banned from Twitter- a space I've never breached- for calling a spade a spade.

The medium IS the message, Creature.

Proceed with caution.

DuneCreature's picture

Yes, I know, George wouldn't have lasted a week if he didn't have spook protection of some sort.

AI AL would have made sure he was posting to a little closed loop sand box of groupies if nothing else. AI AL has total control of the net.

I think we are witnessing a spy vs. spy war. ... And yes, I know how dangerous it is. The problem is some of these spook factions are actively trying to kill everyone anyway and if we don't keep the info flowing and put a stop to at least some of this evil shit we will just all be dead that much quicker.

If you have any doubt about what I just said walk outside and look up.

Live Hard, If Those Are Jet Exhaust Water Vapor Trails I'm InSanta Clause, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

acetinker's picture

Yes Sir, I walkabout each evening it ain't raining cats and dogs, and I love it. I even love the rain and snow as long as I have some shelter from it.

So far, this has been a very mild winter in the ATL metro, and me, myself, I think the poles have shifted.

It 'splains a lot of shit Al Gore cannot.

Keep true to yourself- Never let anybody tell you that what you see with your own eyes isn't true- be well.

Ms No's picture

We definitely live in interesting times.  WikiLeaks is fighting back also.  They seem to be far from done.  At least somebody finally is as we have been step children for so long.

WikiLeaks is almost a cartoon hero character in our cliché comic book reality.  There is still a chance they/we could win against this enormously powerful evil. 

If God exists I imagine that guy could throw a half a dozen old ladies off a cliff and still make it to the pearly gates.  "Hey bitchez I saved the free world.  What have you done lately?  I junk punched Satan and laughed in his face."  If not, he would go a badass anyway.  At least somebody started putting up a fight.

January Jones's picture

Trump shoutd hoist black flag and start slitting throats. 

Time for a good old "Saturday Night Massacre" to out these treasonous, double agent, fucks.

This ain't Nixon. His approval poll numbers would rise to 70+ next week. 


moorewasthebestbond's picture

ALL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES should recieve a hot coffee enema.


Otherwise, they will try to "Ukraine" the USA if necessary to defeat Trump and what he stands for.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Yeah right.


If Trump goes down, millions of citizens with rifles and the military training to use them own the country. The 3% could roundly crush any threat, domestic or foreign. The USA isn't backwater Ukraine with Porky bombing the LPR and DPR with leftover ordnance from the 1970s.

Volkodav's picture

Russia pre1917 was very individual armed

but scheming propaganda used the useful idiots, much military joined reds

of those survived or died, their families suffered under terrible yoke

Nicholas II was a kind man, no matter what bad history book say

Even after prior attempt revolutions

He tried to appease, allowed special priviliges.

they paid back murder Tzar family and millions Christian Russians

now 100 year later...





gcjohns1971's picture

You know, Volk,  

I often disagree with what you say.

But I admire the way you say it.


In this instance I agree 100%.


Say hello to Zayetz for me when you see her.

Genby's picture

"The swamp" was pranked by Russian guys, Vovan and Lexus. Listen to John "paratrooper" McCain phone talk:

The pranks of Linda Graham and Mitch McConnell will be released soon.

Billy the Poet's picture

"Putin definitely tried to influence the US election." If he can't be loyal to the man what about some loyalty to the nation?


PS Did I upset some McCain fans?

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Jesus Christ.


McCain is trying to portray all that shameful NON-LETHAL aid from CONgress to Kiev as "don't worry heavy ordnance is on the way".



A Dollar Short's picture

No kidding, what an idiot traitor!

No wonder he got caught, probably indoctrinated too..

dogismycopilot's picture

That was some surreal shit.

I would be laughing if I weren't so scared of Insane McCain's war plans with Ukraine.