Paul Craig Roberts Explains The Stakes For Trump And All Of Us

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Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

We need to understand, and so does President Trump, that the hoax “war on terror” was used to transform intelligence agencies, such as the NSA and CIA, and criminal investigative agencies, such as the FBI, into Gestapo secret police agencies. Trump is now threatened by these agencies, because he rejects the neoconservative’s agenda of US world hegemony that supports the gigantic military/security annual budget.

Our secret police agencies are busy at work planting “intelligence” among the presstitute media that Trump is compromised by “Russian connections” and is a security threat to the United States. The plan is to make a case in the media, as was done against President Nixon, and to force Trump from office. To openly take on a newly elected president is an act of extraordinary audacity that implies enormous confidence, or else desperation, on the part of the police state agencies.

Here you can see CNN openly cooperating with the CIA in treating wild and irresponsible speculation that Trump is under Russian influence as if it is an established fact.

The “evidence” provided by CNN and the CIA is a “report” by the New York Times that, with little doubt, was planted in the NYT by the CIA.

This is so obvious that it is clear that CNN and the CIA regard the American people as so gullible as to be completely stupid.

Glenn Greenwald explains to Amy Goodman that the CIA is after Trump, because Trump’s announced policy of reducing the dangerous tensions with Russia conflicts with the military/security complex’s need for a major enemy.

“The deep state, although there’s no precise or scientific definition, generally refers to the agencies in Washington that are permanent power factions. They stay and exercise power even as presidents who are elected come and go. They typically exercise their power in secret, in the dark, and so they’re barely subject to democratic accountability, if they’re subject to it at all. It’s agencies like the CIA, the NSA and the other intelligence agencies, that are essentially designed to disseminate disinformation and deceit and propaganda, and have a long history of doing not only that, but also have a long history of the world’s worst war crimes, atrocities and death squads. This is who not just people like Bill Kristol, but lots of Democrats are placing their faith in, are trying to empower, are cheering for as they exert power separate and apart from—in fact, in opposition to—the political officials to whom they’re supposed to be subordinate.


“And you go—this is not just about Russia. You go all the way back to the campaign, and what you saw was that leading members of the intelligence community, including Mike Morell, who was the acting CIA chief under President Obama, and Michael Hayden, who ran both the CIA and the NSA under George W. Bush, were very outspoken supporters of Hillary Clinton. In fact, Michael Morell went to The New York Times, and Michael Hayden went to The Washington Post, during the campaign to praise Hillary Clinton and to say that Donald Trump had become a recruit of Russia. The CIA and the intelligence community were vehemently in support of Clinton and vehemently opposed to Trump, from the beginning. And the reason was, was because they liked Hillary Clinton’s policies better than they liked Donald Trump’s. One of the main priorities of the CIA for the last five years has been a proxy war in Syria, designed to achieve regime change with the Assad regime. Hillary Clinton was not only for that, she was critical of Obama for not allowing it to go further, and wanted to impose a no-fly zone in Syria and confront the Russians. Donald Trump took exactly the opposite view. He said we shouldn’t care who rules Syria; we should allow the Russians, and even help the Russians, kill ISIS and al-Qaeda and other people in Syria. So, Trump’s agenda that he ran on was completely antithetical to what the CIA wanted. Clinton’s was exactly what the CIA wanted, and so they were behind her. And so, they’ve been trying to undermine Trump for many months throughout the election. And now that he won, they are not just undermining him with leaks, but actively subverting him. There’s claims that they’re withholding information from him, on the grounds that they don’t think he should have it and can be trusted with it. They are empowering themselves to enact policy.


“Now, I happen to think that the Trump presidency is extremely dangerous. You just listed off in your news—in your newscast that led the show, many reasons. They want to dismantle the environment. They want to eliminate the safety net. They want to empower billionaires. They want to enact bigoted policies against Muslims and immigrants and so many others. And it is important to resist them. And there are lots of really great ways to resist them, such as getting courts to restrain them, citizen activism and, most important of all, having the Democratic Party engage in self-critique to ask itself how it can be a more effective political force in the United States after it has collapsed on all levels. That isn’t what this resistance is now doing. What they’re doing instead is trying to take maybe the only faction worse than Donald Trump, which is the deep state, the CIA, with its histories of atrocities, and say they ought to almost engage in like a soft coup, where they take the elected president and prevent him from enacting his policies. And I think it is extremely dangerous to do that. Even if you’re somebody who believes that both the CIA and the deep state, on the one hand, and the Trump presidency, on the other, are extremely dangerous, as I do, there’s a huge difference between the two, which is that Trump was democratically elected and is subject to democratic controls, as these courts just demonstrated and as the media is showing, as citizens are proving. But on the other hand, the CIA was elected by nobody. They’re barely subject to democratic controls at all. And so, to urge that the CIA and the intelligence community empower itself to undermine the elected branches of government is insanity. That is a prescription for destroying democracy overnight in the name of saving it. And yet that’s what so many, not just neocons, but the neocons’ allies in the Democratic Party, are now urging and cheering. And it’s incredibly warped and dangerous to watch them do that.”

The United States is now in the extraordinary situation that the liberal/progressive/left is allied with the deep state against democracy. The liberal/progressive/left are lobbying for the impeachment of a president who has committed no impeachable offense. The neoconservatives have stated their preference for a deep state coup against democracy. The media obliges with a constant barrage of lies, innuendos and disinformation. The insouciant American public sits there sucking its thumb.

What can Trump do? He can clean out the intelligence agencies and terminate their license granted by Bush and Obama to conduct unconstitutional activities. He can use anti-trust to breakup the media conglomerates that Clinton allowed to form. If Bush and Obama can on their own authority subject US citizens to indefinite detention without due process and if Obama can murder suspect US citizens without due process of law, Trump can use anti-trust law to break up the media conglomerates that speak with one voice against him.

At this point Trump has no alternative but to fight. He can take down the secret police agencies and the presstitute media conglomerates, or they will take him down. Dismissing Flynn was the worse thing to do. He should have kept Flynn and fired the “leakers” who are actively using disinformation against him. The NSA would have to know who the leakers are. Trump should clean out the corrupt NSA management and install officials who will identify the leakers. Then Trump should prosecute the leakers to the full extent of the law.

No president can survive secret police agencies determined to destroy him. If Trump’s advisers don’t know this, Trump desperately needs new advisers.

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ms8173's picture

As Stock market futures rise every night....... unbelievable!!!!

jcaz's picture

Fortunately, the libtards are all talk and zero action, and can be culled by simply turning off their free shit-

The first time one of them tastes real blood, they'll scurry back to mommy's basement and this will all die down.

Or wait until a few subpoenas  pop up as the new AG starts rolling some pizza dough, their noise will disappear......

J S Bach's picture

C'mon, Paul... you know that "taking down the media conglomerates" is anti-semetic.  How dare you make such a proposal?

Of course, you're right.  I just wish you'd be more explicit about this.  It's the whole jewish triumverate of money/media/Israel that is at the root of all evil - not only in the USA - but the world.

It would be a dream I never thought could come true in my lifetime if he attempts your suggestion.  God willing, her will try.

MegaOlmecanManiac's picture

And for the love of God, take it easy with the word insouciant.

It's like Rambo 3 and your only arrow in the quiver is an HE helicopter exploder.

Toonces McGraw's picture

+1000. And unfortunately because PCR articles seem to get posted later in the evening, it's probably the tenth time i've reached for the dictionary to look up the bloody word. #toomuchscotch

MegaOlmecanManiac's picture

I still don't know what it means. And I'm determined to go to my grave in ignorance.

Just for spite.

weburke's picture

endless bullshit from roberts

Troy Ounce's picture



Endless bullshit from libtards and their "the Russians did it" narrative.

Just have one glance at this image and decide for yourself who is the aggressor:


SafelyGraze's picture

there was an "all star" "competition" organized by the monopolistic plutocratic "NBA", "broadcast" on the "television" by the "msm"

"points" were loaned into existence, enlarging the balance sheet and leading to staggering point inflation

then the "competition" ended, with one of the "teams" declared the "winner"

the entire hegelian narrative was a complete sham perpetrated by tptb

the points have all disappeared, ushering in a devastating contraction

swartze piet 

do people say "broadcast" or "broadcasted"


NidStyles's picture

PJW is a Tribe member. He's in line with the Globalists and acts as counter intel.


He sprinkles some truth with some delusion in everything he does, to keep people riled up, but never comes out and actually examines the real evidence. of the situation.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

What is with the 40 year old scam "muh Russians" being used by the intelligence services???  

What next?  Do they expect rolling hoops and penny farthing bicycles to be all the rage next Christmas too???

Bill Still has as report out that says Russia is just about done paying off all its debt and suggesting they are running on a public central bank model.  Perhaps this is why everybody's favorite NeoCons just won't let go of "muh Russians" ???

Thomas Paine's picture

Putin apparently nationalized the Russian central bank last year, kicked out of the country the Rothschild cabal running it and issued an arrest warant for their bootlicker, Soros. Maybe Putin gets it and maybe so does Trump. Anyhow, looks like Russia is in the bullseye for it with the banksters along with several other concerns including those of the MIC, who along with their bootlicker McCain, longingly pines for the good ole days of the cold war. Can anybody know better than this?

buttmint's picture
Thomas Paine...Putin did all that many years ago. Because he listed Soros as WANTED by Russia is why Soros financed the Maiden SQuare revolt in Kiev. Yes---all of Ukraine was an offshoot of the Black Lives Matter/, MediaMatters, Ferguson, Baltimore, ad nauseum. Add Hillary to the Soros "Empire of Darkness." Soros is getting whacked. George Soros is also protected by the CIA, so Trump has to craft his moves. It would be ideal if Putin and Trump joined forces to pursue TERRORISTS worldwide---which of course would ensare sonofabitch George Soros and his illegal NGOs. Go long guillotines. Soros is financed by Rothschild btw.....
wcole225's picture

This is good vs evil. Not just here but worldwide. It was prophesied and for those with eyes to see is plain as day. The rest are pawns in this final act. It's gonna get brutal. Gird yourself with the Truth!

forestwind's picture

"not just for Trump, for all American Christians", add for all Christians everywhere. Here in China, me (old white guy expat) and my fellow Catholic (young African student) laughed our asses off in sheer, albeit irreverent, delight on watching Mrs. Trump kick of the rally with "Le us pray...". ha ha ha. Take that Christianophobes. 

Giant Meteor's picture

Soylent Green, is people!

It's a cookbook!

Heh, your assessment is likely as valid as any other, which isn't very hopeful ...

But shit, you gotta start somewhere ...

Paul Craig Roberts, via interview with Max Keiser, Israel Owns THe USA


Diatom's picture

Even Mongolia is in Nato pocket...


gatorengineer's picture

The more I read from this guy the more I come to realize that he is a Naive idiot....... He hasn't grasped the size or scope of this thing (nor have most americans), lets invoke its real name, GLOBALISM, an alliance of the Neocons/left/MIC/wallstreet, the fact that most of the leaders of it are of a certain religion is merely a coincidence / sarc....


new game's picture

makes sense for one reason; ALLOWS moar WEALTH AND POWER TO migrate to the controllers.

they need not hold quarterly meetings as they are aligned by their wealth, power and WHO they are: sociopaths and psychopaths!!!

new game's picture

that said, the east meets west in a winner take all scenario unfolding. we are in the throws of a major historical event. war for the world control of resources and humans existence. the planet earth is too small-lol, think about that. humans have changed what was 2-3 month voyage to crossing the atlantic in a 1/2 day flight. a launched missle can strike within minutes! yea, the playgound, planet earth, is a very dangerous place run by the current crazies hellbent of domination of the whole ballywick...

HardAssets's picture

I was going to forward this article to several people. But they are so dumb and insouciant, that they will likely send it to their trash bins like so many other articles.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

I like my tomales green insociant.

HardAssets's picture

He is very explicit on this in many articles and interviews. He's addressed, often humorously, how he & others are called 'anti-Semetic' for even criticizing policy.

coast1's picture

problem is, it really has little to nothing to do with the "jews",  they are not even jews, they are rothchild zionists...blaming jews is what is wrong with your analogy, and you want paul to go deeper and blame jews, but not deep enough to spell out that its the rothchild are hypocritical in your statement...but I still give you an up arrow. 

 View the video "david icke rothchild zionists"  

ThuleNord's picture

Stop being a naive idiot. It is the Jews and even if it's not the ashkenazis they still support what's going on for their greater Israel. Look for yourself and stop with the mental gymnastics. Know your enemy and fight

new game's picture

j s bach:

the tap root of the evil tree is the fed, then the trunk and main branches, as you state.

i see the tree standing for the forseeable future, dropping its' poisinous seeds for all to consume...

capitallosses's picture

You're just talking about the useful idiots who buy the controllers' shit. Sorry, but the "opposition" is very, very dangerous, and the swamp needs to be drained very fast. If Trump can't do it, nobody can. Methinks Trump is a whole helluva lot smarter than the MSM gives him credit for. He's done a helluva a lot in 30 days, give him time.

Giant Meteor's picture

And this ... "is not just about Russia. You go all the way back to the campaign, and what you saw was that leading members of the intelligence community, including Mike Morell, who was the acting CIA chief under President Obama, and Michael Hayden, who ran both the CIA and the NSA under George W. Bush, were very outspoken supporters of Hillary Clinton."

Tells one everything one needs to know really. Deep state, media, neo liberal, neo-con, deep state soft coup, and yes Trump and his team need, had better to push back hard, now. I found this essay by Paul Craig Roberts, to be accurate in its tone and assessment. The nation is now at war, with itself. No need to ask, has it begun, it is here and now.

I support Trump, in his defense against this "soft coup", underway. Until the rebellion is put down, I find it difficult to take him to task, on the other things mentioned in the essay. Trump is no savior, but for better or worse he has been duly elected as President of the United States, dis-united as they may be. These are extremely dangerous times.

Good luck Trump, and to all.


Citizen_x's picture


Let's wish him luck.  After all he is the lesser evil in this Godless, un-human nightmare.  In the link below, notice how many times he references financial prudence, " looting " of the tax base.  Ask yourself,  who benefited from these deficits (the current all-stars in team deep state). Notice how perpetual "red ink" can be weaponized and become the enemy of the republic. PCR spells out, unconstitutional, unelected special interest's desire to remove Trump as president.  If the scumbags want him out, he must be doing something right.

ReZn8r's picture

I wonder what Sessions is waiting on? I can't recall any statements coming from that office. It's almost like he is muzzled.

buttmint's picture

.....I'd say Sessions is stocking dry powder....lining up his assests. Once he indicts HRC and the Clinton Crime Family---as Hillary said herself "...they will ALL HANG!"

Let's hope for once that CANKLES is CORRECTOMUNDO. I would pay $500 USD for a front row seat to watch that bitch get her head chopped off at the Washinton Monument. Trump will be forced to take such drastic trend-setting actions sooner of later.

Or will Sessions go after Podesta and PizzaGate. The swamp, one might observe---is a TARGET RICH ENVIRONMENT!

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Fortunately, the libtards are all talk and zero action, and can be culled by simply turning off their free shit-"

IMO; thats really naive. The loading of your assertion full of ad hominems ignores the fact that Hillary, Podesta, and Soros, certainly are not Libtards or snowflakes and the free shit that they get is more like the free shit that Halliburton, Alice Walton, and the Koch brothers get. 

This is indeed serious.  We are in constitutional/moral crisis and ad hominems like libtard and snowflake have as much chance of being useful as the use of "deplorables" . In fact it is easy to make the case that they are just the opposite sides of the same coin.

I have been trying to talk to Dems to try to get them to understand that not all us deplorables are deplorable and that to trust the CIA as a way to undermine our democracy cannot work out well, in very much the same was as Greenwald is doing. Bless him, the Dems can listen to him.  Their minds are opening.  It is no time for ours to close.

RogerMud's picture

the wheels are about to come off the US gov, and Wall Street is in the bathroom doing lines.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Perhaps it was time for new tires anyway.

Balance those wheels, Don.

Kidbuck's picture

Rather, as the value of the dollar sinks vs worthless stocks. Dueling worthless paper.

Razor Burn'd Capitalist's picture

Dismissing Flynn was the worse thing to do.




Pence is the source. He dropped Flynn, not DJT.



Lordflin's picture

I agree that the Flynn gambit was probably poorly played. But these dark agencies and their safe spacers, their black lives matters, their Madonna of the infamous blowjobs, and all the other foul mouthed, foul minded, so called celebrities, the self presumed untouchables such as the Clinton's, the Bushs, the Obamas, their puppet master Soros, the media, the university professors with their fraudulent titles, the banisters with their Kingdom of Wall Street, and all the other useless parasites that hang onto the fringes of power and feed off the crumbs, are going to take one step beyond if they force this man from office.

We have tried to play by the rules understanding our enemy does not, as we desire, when all is said and done, that the rule of law be returned to its rightful authority. But if these folks take us beyond reach of the ballot box, the bullet box is close at hand.

Or as a wise man once said... praise the Lord and pass the ammunition...

Razor Burn'd Capitalist's picture

Upvoted that and I hear ya...but think hard and see 


"But if these folks take us beyond reach of the ballot box, the bullet box is close at hand."

Thats exactly what agenda is being pushed....Soros just carries the water, the owner of the well is another story.

Lordflin's picture

Yes, I have been following Francis for some time... and you are correct, this man is raw evil...

DeadFred's picture

The owner of the well lives in the pit of hell, at least for now. Stil, all the cards aren't in the bad guys' hands. Trump was way to happy the last couple times he spoke. The Flynn leak was a canary trap in my humble opinion. Everyone gets a different verision of the report and let's see whose version shows up at CNN. Trump is smart and has surrounded himself with smart people, the ones fighting him will get some surprises. Remember that the Kenyan Guy put in place some really nasty executive orders about what the president can do to security threats and contrary to many expectations Trump he didn't overturn them, yet. Soros's US funds can be frozen in an instant. He can find himself looking at the business end of a drone or develop polonium toxicity symptoms. Leakers can disappear into secret black prisons. I'm glad I'm not in this pissing match for sure. Kick back and enjoy some popcorn.

Falcon49's picture

"Soros's US funds can be frozen in an instant. He can find himself looking at the business end of a drone or develop polonium toxicity symptoms. Leakers can disappear into secret black prisons".


What goes around, comes careful what kind of power you put in the hands of our servants/gov.  Those same powers can be used against any perceived national security threat (that is any threat to the status quo, those in power, or their plans). 



True Blue's picture

They can either accept the results of the ballot box or face the results from the cartridge box -the choice is theirs.

bhakta's picture

We are not swallowing the propaganda of CNN, NYT, WAPO, ABC, etc. President Trump is one smart and strong man. He will purge these agencies until he has people who are loyal.

gatorengineer's picture

We don't want loyal, and we don't want a cult of personality, what we need are good honest folk, who follow the constitution.

Falcon49's picture

Agree...but, the bullet box approach will not end well and will result in even greater tyranny.  As a people we are to divided and brainwashed....we are divided on every, economic, race, religion, sex, political, community,.....the list goes on and on.  We are more divided than we were 8+ years ago when Obama first took office.  Over those 8 years, every manner of method was used to convince us to divide into warring camps. 

Thomas Paine's picture

You have a Republic if you can keep it...the tree of Liberty is in need of a good watering.