Paul Craig Roberts Warns "Trump Now A Captive Of The Deep State"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

When the gullible and insouciant American public and the presstitutes who participate in the deceptions permitted the Deep State to get away with the fairy tale that a few Saudi Arabians under the direction of Osama bin Laden, but without the support of any government or intelligence agency, were able to outwit the entirety of the Western Alliance and Israel’s Mossad and deliver the greatest humiliation in history to “the world’s only superpower” by making the entirety of the US government dysfunctional on September 11, 2001, Washington learned that it could get away with anything, any illegal and treasonous act, any lie. The gullible Western populations would believe anything that they were told.

Not only insouciant Americans, but much of the world accepts any statement out of Washington as the truth despite the evidence. If Washington said it, Washington’s vassals in Germany, France, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, and Japan assent to the obvious lie as if it were the obvious truth. So do the CIA purchased media of these vassal states, a collection of whores who prefer CIA subsidies to truth.

When Obama inherited the Deep State’s agenda from George W. Bush, he set up Syria’s Assad for regime change by repeating for many months that if Assad used chemical weapons in the “civil war” that Washington had sent ISIS to conduct, Assad would have crossed the “Red Line” that Obama had drawn and would, as the consequence, face an invasion by the US military, just as Iraq had been invaded based on Washington’s lie about “weapons of mass destruction.”

Having burnt this idea into the feeble minds of the Western populations, Obama then arranged for a chemical weapon to be exploded in Syria and blamed it on Assad. Thus, the Red Line had been crossed, the insouciant West was told, and America would now invade.

The UK prime minister, the usual piece of Washington-owned garbage, rushed to the support of the American invasion, promising British support. But the British Parliament voted NO. The MPs said that the UK was not going to support another American war crime justified by obvious lies. Only in Britain does democracy still have any teeth, as we saw a second time with the Brexit vote. All the rest of the West lives in vassalage and slavery.

The Russian government also took a firm stand, admitting that Russia stupidly trusted America in Libya, but no more. We, said the Russians, will ourselves remove any and all chemical weapons from Syria and turn them over to Western “civilization” to be destroyed, which the Russians did.

What did Western “civilization” do with the weapons? They gave some of them to ISIS. This gave Washington a second chance to accuse Assad of using chemical weapons “against his own people.”

And so Washington has rolled out this hoax a second time. During a Syrian air force attack on an ISIS position, a chemical weapon exploded, or so it is alleged. Instantly Washington said that Assad had used “Sarin gas against his own people.” Trump was shown photos of dead babies and stupidly ordered a US military strike against Syria.

This was the first time that Washington had engaged in an unambigious war crime without any cover. Trump had no UN resolution, not even one that could be stood on its head as in Libya. Trump had no NATO participation, no George W. Bush “coalition of the willing” to give cover to the war crime with the support of other governments.

There are no skirts for Trump to hide behind. He stupidly let himself be pushed into commiting an unambigious war crime.

Now all his opponents—the Deep State, the military/security complex, the CIA, the Hillary Democrats, the warmonger Republicans—have the New White House Fool under their control. If Trump doesn’t do as they want, they will impeach him for his war crime.

Meanwhile the risk of war with the Russian/Chinese/Iranian/Syrian alliance grows closer. The US shows every intention of provoking this war. Washington has imposed sanctions on 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center for, in Washington’s lying words, responsibility “for developing and producing non-conventional weapons and the means to deliver them.”

In order to make this false charge stick, Washington prevented any investigation whatsoever into the facts of the alleged chemical weapon associated by Western propaganda, not by any known fact, with a Syrian air attack on ISIS. If Washington is so certain that Syria is responsible, why does Washington block an investigation? If Washington is right, an investigation would prove Washington’s case. But as Washington is again lying through its teeth, an investigation would prove the contrary. And that is what Washington fears and is the reason Washington blocked an investigation.

Why do Western peoples believe the US government, a well proven liar, who blocks an investigation and asserts that everyone must believe Washington or else be put on a list of Russian agents?

Here is the lie, the raw propaganda, that the US government has no qualms about issuing: It comes from the US Department of the Treasury in which I once served honorably. But honor no longer exists in the US Treasury.

Are Western populations intelligent enough to understand that the only reason for Washington to block an investigation of the alleged use by Syria of a chemical weapon is that the facts clearly do not support Washington’s lie? No, they are not.

Theodore Postol, a scientist at MIT, has concluded from his investigation that the chemical weapon was not dropped from the air but was set off on the ground and that it was not Sarin gas as Sarin lingers and the alleged aid workers who were immediately on the scene were unprotected by gloves or masks or by anything. If the gas were Sarin, they would be dead also.

The Russian explanation is that the Syrian air force attack hit a storage facility, conveniently arranged by Washington, that contained chemical weapons. I have seen reports that Washington, or Washington’s vassals such as Saudi Arabia, have provided ISIS with chemical weapons. President Putin of Russia says the reason Washington has delivered chemical weapons to ISIS is that there can be more orchestrated instances of their use that can be blamed on Assad.

I think I can say in complete confidence that this is what is happening: Washington intends to wear Russia down with orchestrated chemical attack after chemical attack, portraying Russia as an inhuman defender of Assad’s alleged chemical attacks, in order to more thoroughly isolate Russia and in order to provoke opposition to Putin’s government, especially among the US and German financed NGOs that Russia stupidly permits to operate in Russia and in the Russian media. Washington’s goal is to force by the weight of world opinion Putin to abandon Assad to Washington.

US Secretary of State Tillerson, another gigantic disappointment to those who hoped for peaceful relations between the US and Russia/China/Iran/Syria, has said that the US still intends regime change in Syria. Tillerson has advised Russia to get out of Washington’s way and to “consider carefully their support for Bashar al-Assad.”

Russia cannot abandon Assad, because if Syria falls to Washington, Iran will be next, and then the Washington-financed jihadists will be set upon the Muslim populations of the Russian Federation and China.

This is Washington’s game plan. I am certain Putin is aware of it, and I think the Chinese are, despite their inordinate focus on making money.

The questions before us could not be any clearer: Will Russia and China break and give in to Washington? If not, will Washington become a good world citizen for the first time in America’s history, or will Washington issue more threats, thereby convincing Russia and China that their alternative is to wait for Washington’s preemptive nuclear strike or deliver one themselves?

This is the only question that the world faces that is worth our attention. I spent a quarter century in Washington. The evil that is in control there at the present time is unprecedented. I have never seen anything like it.

Can the world survive the evil that is concentrated in Washington, evil that has the support of the governments of the Western world?

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sincerely_yours's picture

Only the naive believed Trump was not of the deep state.

stizazz's picture

"The evil that is in control there at the present time is unprecedented."

Got that right.

MsCreant's picture

It was always evil. We are dumber and more alienated and anomic so they can get away with more. We are so hip and cynical, but also helpless. They know it and can be bolder now.

lil dirtball's picture

> It was always evil.

Now it just has a name - Deep State. All these 'Deep State' articles are just limited hangout propaganda getting all the people/citizens/consumers/customers used to the new name.

Once upon a time they were called traitors and their machinations, treason. But names fall out of fashion all the time. New centuries and new millenia call for new names.

Lurk Skywatcher's picture

PCR uses "insouciant" in the first sentence!?

Shits gettin' real now!

HooRAY4rSIDE's picture

"Once upon a time they were called traitors and their machinations, treason."


I doubt they even view it as treason. Basically, they operate as if the NEW WORLD ORDER is already upon us and their alliegance & power structure is only faithful to that.

MillionDollarButter's picture

I welcome his voice with love and admiration, and would like to add: duh!

<--- Trump has been completely consumed by the deep state.
<--- Trump is his own man. 

AVmaster's picture

Yea... The brits, trump/us .gov, opcw, un, etc etc  can't keep their lies straight at all...


It would appear that putin is getting ready to send in troops... 


I really wish he would hurry up with it... He could END all this shit in a month if he wanted to but he's playing KGB putin games and just FUCKING AROUND....

D Nyle's picture

Looky all the Liberal Douches are back, After all the articles about them on ZH this week, we now know that they are living in Mom and Dads Basement, not going to school after 200k in loans, and have drain their parents dry.

So this tells us they are taking a break from: Torturing Disabled Kids, Prepping to shoot up a Gay Night Culb, Prepping to Burn their Own town down (BLM), Prepping to Burn their own College down or the most likely, Soros Paid Trolls, who have to post articles until they make enough for their Next Heroin Hit (I heard prices have doubled since Trump got in)

Orc from Mordor's picture

Americans worship Individualism and Personal Success. It beats me why they are not happy now that their values said above have won and they got what they were supposed to get: a country where several winners are ruling stupid, incapable losers, 63% of which don't have enough money to cover a $500 emergency in savings, according to Forbes. Congratulations!
Americans are so sure they have the best system in the world - Capitalism! (It's much more democratic than Communism, and let's forget the fact they don't even know what the word 'Communism' means) It's weird to see that Americans are not happy now that Capitalism reached its apotheosis: capitalists control everything in the USA and no matter who rules the country, capitalists will always rule the ruler. (Marx, Lenin and Stalin wrote that it was and would always be the case with Capitalism, but Americans prefer to read Solzhenitsyn's books, well, they also prefer to know about the world from CNN, it's their choice and they shall get what they deserve).

TheReplacement's picture

I'm don't understand how someone who worships individualism and personal success would want to be ruled by anyone. Can you explain this apparent false dichotomy in your statement above?

new game's picture

i think a guy called putin has not even got upset yet. some say don't fuk with a bear w/o heavy arms.

ok, understood. so now the bear must avoid being shot. nowhere to hide anymore. no avoiding this confrontation.

come right out and lay down the final line. no red line bullshit. if the deep fuks cross it, attack with full fury to win.

simple shit maynard...

NoDecaf's picture

To the tune of Phil Collins -
I, i've got to have it
Have it now
In sou sou souciant

francis scott falseflag's picture


"Sue Sue Souciant"  (sung to the tune of 'toot toot tootsie good-bye)


 Sue Sue Souciant, don't sweat.

We're not defaulting on our debt.

Sue Sue Souciant, don't you fret.

Trump didn't drop the big one yet.




. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture


To be a traitor, one must have had allegiances.

Their only allegiance is to themselves, each other, and possibly Saturn.

TheReplacement's picture

Disagree. To be a traitor all you have to do is swear an oath. They did that. They are traitors.

animalogic's picture

In the neo-feudalism which is the 21st C, the 1% IS the State. The Elite is logically incapable of treason for the simple reason that pursuit of its interests is the State pursuing its interests.

The Law ? Either an Elite tool or useful window-dressing.

SolidAssets's picture

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...

Archibald Buttle's picture

he uses it in every other fucking sentence. i like his message, but for fuck's sake do we have to take up a collection to get the man a goddamn thesaurus? he admits he spent 25 years in is he not filthy rich like the rest? c'mon paul, get some new adjectives! splurge on a thesaurus. or maybe go to the library and use al gore's internet if you're that hard up. smh

TheReplacement's picture

Maybe he left DC and isn't rich for the same reasons... an honest man. You object to that?

Giant Meteor's picture

War with Mexico AND Canada , we're surrounded ! Detecting a pattern yet ?

Look, the two party charalatans wanted illegal immigration. Otherwise it would have been stopped before it ever started.

The damage is done, and no wall, no matter how beautiful, is going to reverse the damage IF it ever gets built, AND as many point out, government efficiency does not exist. These last gasp attempts, to prop up the shitshow will never come to fruition ...

Note: IF the wall ever does get built, far more likely to keep people IN .. But I digress ..

Ok, here is a thought exercise .. follow the bouncing ball ..

Obam rides in, and stirs up HIS Sheepers with the ole, reign in Wally Street, crack down on fraud, theft, scale down these wars of choice, offer assistance to the middle class, hold folks accountable for past transgressions, bring back accountability, transparency, down with the status quo, and corruption,  bankers theft, lied into wars, Patriot Act, blah fucking blah etc. etc ..

Lo, just as as the globe financially collapses in 2008 ! What inpeccable timing !

Within weeks, it is clear with HIS cabinet choices, he nods to the former Clintonista's, kissing the ring of the status quo blue dog team, neocon and neo liberals, two sides, same coin, doubles down on the national security state, big money, banker love, cracks down on whistle blowers (the true patriots) , mass droning campaigns, new and improved bombing nations, kisses the ring of MIC and the Medical Industrial Complex, heads the worst piece of shit "middle class" destroying wealth care bill eva, cedes continuing authority to status quo FED policies, in short, not only does not reverse course of Dubya, but doubles down! And oh, by the way, the Bushes think he's great, no prosecutions for former crimes committed by war scoundrels OR crooked bankers and assorted other grifters, all is forgiven.

Whata guy !

Many of those who voted for him (Obam) in the first round, within weeks, majorly cry FOUL, no go, this isn't what we voted for ! Many jumped ship within weeks, now lost in the political wilderness. Even better however Obam is suddenly good with the Shillary crowd, so much so, he hands her the plumb, and the nation devolves further into chaoa and penury, as it continues to bail out the primary dealers, who are STILL celebrating their victories post 2008 crash, all maintained by the accomodating money changers, and fucking about in MORE neo con parlor tricks ..

Globalists, and money changers, status quo rules .. they cheer !

Next up, after 8 years in the political wilderness, the people are ready for REAL change by God! Not the hope and change kind, but the MAGA kind! Trump rides in, talking his big talk .. snortin and huffin and puffin, crooked Hillary yada yada .. Her fans are mortified, It's all bullshit folks, it's all fake folks, something is rotten with this whole system folks, it's all a bubble folks! We need to make, wait for it, AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! The other people cheer, or many people cheer, at the brash billionaire "outsider" takin it to the streets! The crude interloper, hands both parties and several poltical machines, dynasties a shit sammich ..

Hoorah ! 

Meanwhile back at the ranch humble yet fire in the belly Bernie was talking the same sort of shit. Different prescription sure, but the same shit. Put it a little "nicer" than ole Trump did, cleaned it up some for those with more delicate sensibilities, but essentially saying, it's rigged folks, this is status quo kabuki dance, crooked Shillary meme,. The peeps be getting bent over and it's damn time that this stuff is stopped etc. I do believe however he thought foreign intervention were sorta ok as a limited hang out, which he fairly much has to say, because as the story goes, those dems are a bunch of pussies and scaredy cats!

So what do we learn?

Both anti establishment , anti status quo candidates gain great traction by telling the people what the people have already learned for themselves, that it is all crooked, corrupt, a rigged system folks!

Then, shortly after the national erection, many learn in fact what most already knew once AGAIN. It's all a rigged show, a bubble that status quo rules hold firmly in place, sabre rattling, more bigger and better dumbed down statistics from the ministry of propaganda, major nods to the money changers and neo cons, except now Trump takes credit for the "market" achieving NEW and Bigger Bester heights, a.k.a. the big beautiful bubble, ridiculed not more than a few short weeks previous. It's really a beautiful bubble now folks. You wait and see! The market rockets ever higher, based upon no real news at all of any kind, because as we all know, it is all fake news, so this would be impossible ..

And now we learn, Paul Wolfie Wits, endorses Trump, as does every other neocon who has been mourning their loss of the really big shootin wars, and their grand strategy, a bit off by calendar date, is now once again .. on ..

Now I ask you? Is any of this, can ANY of this, be considered the least bit rational or convincing using the most basic logic?

Is this not, the poster child for dysfunction, a broken system of lies, corruption and bullshit, so entirely fucking bad, one would have to be A: deef dumb and blind, or B: willfully ignorant, or C: in on the caper .. 


Dave Whiteman's picture

they must either crack down


crack up

Nobodys Home's picture

I don't blieve you. You're just a wordy space rock. (holding my hands over my ears) LaLaLaLaLa, nice lady.

Well I never!
I bet you haven't lady!

JK. sort of.

Mineshaft Gap's picture

Each election cycle, the con gets easier to sell.

Afterwards, the despair burrows deeper into the bone. 

See our elated elites, high on power and violence:

"20% approval rating? Ha, ha, ha!"

See our Walmart America spiking on Oxycontin, eyes like lush petri dishes:

"What's ate Fido? Sheee-it!"

We have campus cretins militarized against ideas...

Trump diehards who think he's Abe Lincoln crossed with Hulk Hogan...

Hollywood panicked as the rabble don't buy movie tix...

Dr. Strangeloves who've found their new Merkin Muffley...

A Twitterati more read than authors...

Abandoned, haunted shopping malls...

And now they're even cutting ESPN staff! A new circle of hell is found!

Basically, ruling this shitpile is E-Z.

You just pick any compass direction.

And piss on it.

Freddie's picture

Endless wars, endless mass murder. 

Are Putin and Assad the only honorable leaders who are against these evil NWO monsters? 

Lynn Trainor's picture

"endless mass murder" - well put!   Shocking how low we have sunk!  The day is coming when there will be a final reckoning.  "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice will not slumber forever."  Thomas Jefferson

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Once upon a time they were called traitors"

You are right. How often do you hear that the CIA is treasonous?

How often do you hear that CFR is treasonous?

"I dare call it TREASON"

S. Gonzales quote

zorba THE GREEK's picture

Trump may have meant well or just used peoples frustrations to gain power, either way, it doesn't make too much difference. He is weak unto the evil because he loves himself too much. Jimmy Carter was the last good man in the office and they just made him inaffective by not giving him support on either side of the aisle. He did not give in to the evil but he did not defeat it. No man is more powerful than the collective evil. All we can do is not give in to it. If Trump was truely committed to his campaign promises, he would have turned to the people when he was blocked from fulfilling them and pointed to those who stopped him and said to the people;"these people are the reason I cannot give you the reform you wanted when you elected me president. Only the rath of the collective voters can make those in the way step aside to allow change for the good of all.

Archibald Buttle's picture

i must compliment your optimism in these trying times. if that didnt earn you my upvote, speaking kindly of jimmy carter on ZH without getting a ton of red arrows sealed the deal. +1 for you.

however, angry voters are not changing shit. at this point it is pretty much a proven fact. maybe once the wrath of the collective people that realize voting is pointless builds to a head, something might change for the good of all. but i bet it will be an FDResque throwing of bones to a starving mob that allows the perpetrators to don a new diguise and continue to steal the fruits of labor of their dupes. rinse and repeat.

and speaking of jimmy carter, when i think about MAGA, part of me likes to imagine the "again" part including jimmy and willie smoking a j on the roof of the white house. if the pres was getting high with regular peeps on the roof instead of prostituting the country to banksters i think we would all be in a better place.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

This is a spiritual battle and has little to nothing to do with man's wisdom. 

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Key Player in orchestrating events: NERGAL

Ignatius's picture

"Thou shalt not bare false witness."

Routinely violated with evil intent.

DrData02's picture

No. Because then they would be naked false witnesses.

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East Indian's picture

Friend, your comments are sensible; you have advertised your website enough. Give up and be a regular participant here. 

Archibald Buttle's picture

golf clap. nicely done, you polite and well spoken MFer   :-)

WTFUD's picture

Sure, it's mofos like EI who'll get this site a conciliatory reputation, fuck him/her! sarc.
sitazz (spelling from memory ) and his 10-20 aliases/threads, sometimes engaging himself in 4 way verbal exchanges is highly amusing and ingenuitive ( if one operation is taken down, ok, here's one i made yesterday, to replace it ) to say the least. I imagine he's doing this to get around, to the chagrin of some, deserving of or not, censorship, as well as promoting his site. Listen , no one has to read his stuff (i seldom venture to click-on ) and even less so, commenting further on his message, giving it more credence, seems dumb.

Freddie's picture

Pres. Jared-Kushner-Soros-Trump and Ivanka.

I wish Barrin was is charge - at least I think he is still a goy.

ramius's picture

  Mybe he wasn't at first, but given his entourage, it was clear for everyone, that it was only a mater of time until they will grab him by the nutts with a setup. Quit ironic, if you think about it. 

Anteater's picture

Hey, Sun Kings with Czar of All Things monkeys flying out of their butts are people too.

Can't we all just get along? Because, really, at this point, what difference does it make?

"Veni vici votum, and now, E pluribus (by the) scrotum!" George 'The Man' Carlin.

onwisconsinbadger's picture

The line is a recall of the quote from the season finale, when president Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) said, “We don’t submit to terror. We make the terror.” 

Ms No's picture

Kevin Spacey was also on Epstein's flight log.  He is probably screwing a little kid right now... just sayin.

WTFUD's picture

No missy he's far more respectable now he's English! sarc