Paul Craig Roberts Laments "The Assault On Trump"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

We are witnessing an assault by the national security state and its liberal media on a President of the United States that is unprecedented.

Wild and unsupported accusations of treasonous or illegal Russian connections have been the mainstay of the news since Trump’s campaign for president. These accusations have reached the point that there is an impeachment movement driven by the national security state and its liberal media and endorsed by Democrats, the American leftwing which has turned against the working class as “Trump deplorables,” and luminaries such as Harvard Law Professor Larry Tribe. The Washington Post, which was not present at the meeting of President Trump with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, purports to know that Trump gave Lavrov US national security information.

The Russian government has offered the presstitute media a transcript of the meeting, but, of course, the pressitutes are not interested.

The latest story is that Trump tried to bribe FBI Director Comey, before he fired him, not to investigate Trump as part of the “Russian investigation.” Clearly there is no intelligence left in the American media. The President doesn’t need to bribe someone he can fire.

What we are witnessing is the determination of the national security state to keep their prized “Russian Threat” in its assigned role as the Number One Threat to the US. The liberal media, owned by the CIA since the 1950s is in accord with this goal.

The American media is so accustomed to its enslavement by the national security state that it does not think of the consequences. But Professor Stephen Cohen does. I agree with him that the greatest threat to national security “is this assault on President Trump.” 

Cohen said that there is a 4th branch of government, the intelligence community, which obstruts the management of American foreign affairs by the executive branch and Congress.

As an example, he reminded us that “In 2016, President Obama worked out a deal with Russian President Putin for military cooperation in Syria. He said he was going to share intelligence with Russia, just like Trump and the Russians were supposed to do the other day. Our department of defense said it wouldn’t share intelligence. And a few days later, they killed Syrian soldiers, violating the agreement, and that was the end of that. So, we can ask, who is making our foreign policy in Washington today?”

In the 1960s, President John F. Kennedy thought he was in charge, and he was assassinated for his belief. JFK blocked an invasion of Cuba, the Northwoods project, a preemptive nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, and spoke of ending the Cold War.

In the 1970s President Nixon was driven from office, because he thought he was in charge of foreign policy. Like Kennedy, Nixon was a threat to the national security state. Nixon pushed through SALT 1 and the anti-ABM Treaty, and he opened to China, defusing those tensions as well. The military/security complex saw its budget dwindling as the threat dwindled. Nixon also determined to withdraw from Vietnam, but was constrained by the national security state. Nixon, the most knowledgeable president about foreign affairs, was forced from office, because his efforts in behalf of peace constituted a threat to the power and profit of the military/security complex.

It is important to understand that there is no evidence whatsoever against Nixon in the Washington Post “investigation.” The Post’s reporters simply put together a collection of inuendoes that cast aspersion on Nixon, whose “crime” was to say that he learned of the Watergate buglary at a later date than he actually did. Nixon kept the burglary quiet until after his reelection, because he knew that the CIA’s Washington Post would use it in an effort to prevent his reelection.

The “crime” for which Nixon was really removed was his success in establishing more peaceful and stable relations with Russia and China.

Trump, being in real estate and entertainment, was unaware of the landmines on which he was stepping when he said it was time to normalize relations with Russia and to rethink the purpose of NATO.

The US military/security complex sits on a budget extracted from very hard-pressed American taxpayers of $1,000 billion dollars annually. By threatening to normalize relations with the enemy which was created in order to justify this vast budget, Trump presented as the major threat to the American National Security State’s power and profit.

This is why Trump will be broken and/or removed as President of the United States.

Once again democracy in American is proving to be powerless. There is no one in Washington who can help Trump. Those who could help him, such as myself, cannot be confirmed by the US Senate, which is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the military/security complex, Wall Street, and the Israel Lobby.

Trump tried to connect the suffering American people to their government, an act of treason against the oligarchy, who are now making an example of Trump that will dissuade politicians in the future from making populist appeals to the people.

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Schlump's picture

"Deep state", lol! You guys have some imagination!

The only deep state around here is the trance you're all in. Wake up, ya dumb buggers!

"Draining the swamp", lol! Trump is filling the swamp the Goldmanites and other assorted scum so fast that the swamp is overflowing!

luky luke's picture

TOTALLY agree. The Swamp is keeping its crocodile (Trump) in line when it comes to Russia.

sincerely_yours's picture

"We are witnessing an assault... on a President of the United States that is unprecedented."

Basically, they're telling Trump: Attack Russia in Syria for Israel already, then we'll know you're really serious about the Jewish state.

Uchtdorf's picture

This article is revisionist history. How can anyone try to whitewash Nixon with all we know about him now? He was a Rockefeller puppet, nothing more.

Come on, ZHers, Nixon closed the gold window kicking off the treacherous monetary policies that brought us to where we are today.

Trump is often compared to Hitler. No, Trump is Nixon. Did somebody get to the author of this crazy piece.

AltRight Girl's picture

If the attack on Trump finalizes with the ousting of son-in-law Kushner.. I'm ok with it.

The kike has to GO ! ASAP !

Jew-in-Law Kushner Named “Significant Person of Interest” in FBI Russia Investigation

john doeberg's picture

I guess one could say there's a Trump in this kikes administration.

jeff montanye's picture

regarding the deep state's assault on president trump, particularly the hysteria over the "russian hacking of the dnc emails", now to have a high profile special counsel investigation by robert "9-11" mueller, is that it seems so obvious seth rich was hit as revenge and a warning to others.  the pathetic d.c. police's "botched robbery" explanation isn't as likely as some dude who wanted to bang his girl and found seth in the way.  i mean come on really, what robber takes the time to beat the victim severely if he's going to shoot him to death, or already has?

and not only how crooked are the fbi but how stupid as well to not have at least pretended to have investigated the seth rich murder.  that one really has me scratching my head but they are on record in the legacy media as to their not having done a smidge of work on that lead which pulses like a blinking neon beer sign in the night. he could have been a russian spy or a trump mole or both.  as far as they knew.  right? 

so far i can find sharyl attkisson on the equally puzzling question of why, when they were searching for who stole dnc data, the fbi allowed the dnc to refuse them their clear legal right to examine evidence, with a search warrant if necessary.  this whole thing is as crooked as can be and it was done so poorly a high school newspaper reporter could break it. of course unless hillary clinton killed her/him first.  there's always that (mr. president).

so far the google search "why didn't the fbi investigate seth rich" gets no real response.  who wants one of these pulitzer prizes?  


pparalegal's picture

Arkansided is a verb unique to the Clinton family.

J S Bach's picture

All they show in the picture are the heads of the puppets.  Not a single (((puppeteer))) is shown emerging from the depths of slime underneath.  Even the cartoonists are afraid to name them.  One can extract those treasonous sellouts floating on the surface all day long.  But, NOTHING will change until the bascilli allowing them to reappear election after election are dealt with and eliminated.  Kinda like a really bad infection in your own body.

meta-trader's picture

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Oh regional Indian's picture

What utter bullshit this article is.

A life-long new york democrat converted to convenient nowhere republican and the mighty media machine was used to white-wash a deep insider into some sort of crusading "for the people" oligarch.

At best a poor reality star and obviously a terrible business man who was only kept afloat via loans from the ultimate sharks. All his businesses involved playing with the mob..... gambling, constructing cheap, flashy, tasteless buildings, running beauty paegents and the like. All cheap, morality destroying, humanity ruining businesses. He left thousands upon thousands of workers in the lurch at every turn with his multiple bankruptcies and failed end-evers.

This man, clearly not any sort of patriot, was projected as a man of the people, a cruel joke.

That joke is now being played out in front of all the people who stood for him, cheered him on.

He has broken every false promise he made, has shown the intellectual depth of an ant, has shown no observable skill for his famed art of the deal, is putting an even more onerous health-care system on the heads of already poor, stretched americans, is kow-towing to every jewish interest, monetary and political that there is. Currently kissing Saudi ass, soon to kiss vatican ass....

That there is even one intelligent person who cannot get over their inherent bias and see this clown-show for what it is, only deserve the deepest contempt and a swift, wake-up kick in the balls/vagina as applicable.

It is true, a country gets the leadership it deserves.

Enjoy your slide into nothingness, a war mongering nation, one nation under a jealous jewish god....

Manthong's picture

That is the F’n best political cartoon I have ever seen.

You have to select it and look closely at every element to appreciate how completely it describes the threat environment.

And although he has valid points, PCR needs to try to lose some of the negative waves.

BullyBearish's picture

see how well the bankers and their deep state work...i can't believe all the support shrump is getting here (by design it is MADE to look like the deep state is against him) while he arms the criminal regime saudi with a hunderd billion dollars of innocents-killing weaponry...then he'll show up in ground zero of the deep state: hell aviv and grovel beneath his master's satanyahoo's a$$...incredible, what's it going to take for someone with an ounce of brain to see they're being you really think he cares about you???

Post-Truth Society's picture

Go ahead and keep calling me crazy, but Trump is the Muslim Anti-Christ.  Soon he will unite the Jews and Muslims against Christianity for the final battle.  Visiting Saudi Arabia and then Israel to solidify the coalition.

"The only U.S. president to make Saudi Arabia his first foreign visit, Trump was presented with the highest honor for a foreign dignitary, the collar of Abdulaziz al-Saud, named for the for the kingdom’s founder, which Salman hung on a thick gold chain around Trump’s neck."

Meanwhile the Jewish prince and princess, Kushner and Ivanka, watched with approval. Wonder whose idea it was to dispose of Seth Rich and frame him for leaks?  There is no morality for those seeking ultimate power - the Trump family.

theright555J's picture

It kinda reminds me of the political cartoon of Andrew Jackson fighting the multiheaded hydra in his quest to Slay the National Bank.

Al Gophilia's picture


The  show must go on. This president is but a mere shadow of the dream he puports to uphold. He's not Robinson Crusoe in that regard. To make a point, I wrote before the election that Trump was no Jefferson or Washington. None of the canditates were, or will be, not until one promise more than platitudes of a return to the Republic as ruled by law.

That ideal version of Camelot that we see in our minds eye, is trotted out each election cycle as the ideal that each canditate stands and yet not one candidate raised the issue of a return to the Constitutional Republic of The United States nor provided a publicly declared plan on how to get there. NOT ONE.

Trump said all the right words but as stated by your post, has back-flipped on or watered down nearly every cajolling promise he made. I noted that this would happen but said at the same time that I would vote for him, not through the delusion of expectations but as a protest against the corruption of both parties and for their deceit, treachery and perpetual contempt they hold towards the people they puport to represent.  

The removal of the rose colored glasses and blinkers we wear (I've ditched mine) is long overdue. The abandonment of illusions of a champion of the people will not occur until this shit is sorted out by a popular uprising. I hope my grand children get to see the day this fairytale ends because we certainly won't. Watching this is like watching episodes of Lost whilst living in Storybrook, in Once Upon A Time. All fairtales start that way, ironically.

otschelnik's picture

Let's ask ourselves who has access to the following material:

- transcript of Russian ambassador Kislyak - Flynn telephone conversation? 

- transcript of Trump telecon with president of Mexico, and prime minister of Australia?

- a private memo of a telephone conversation between the president and the director of the FBI?

Answer: our alphabet agencies, FBI, NSA, CIA, DNI and maybe a few others.

All this top secret sigint and/or humint was made available to the press, who carry water for the very same agencies.  And if they can do this to a billionaire president of the USA, just think of what they can do to peons like us. 



Lynn Trainor's picture

Yes!  No doubt whatsoever that Seth Rich was murdered just like Michael Hastings was murdered (and MANY others)!

Kayman's picture

The Deep State and their puppets in the MSM are Russia's best friend.  Creating turmoil in America weakens America.

Al Gophilia's picture

Creating turmoil? Like wikileaks exposing the DNC or Hillary kind of turmoil? Like Project Veritas exposing the DNC's corruption at the highest level? Like Lynch and Clinton meeting to discuss grand children and golf swings kind of turmoil mongering? What are you implying?

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Ajax-1's picture

Hell, the Deep State won't even allow us to inspect if there is actually gold in Fort Knox.

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Manthong's picture

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They might possibly be reached at

Regardless, this shill spam post is almost as bad.  (16 sec)


Cloud9.5's picture

Nixon kept my scrawny ass from being shipped off to Vietnam.  For that I am eternally grateful.  The CIA came within a cat’s whisker of starting a nuclear war when they intimated the Cuban missile crisis.   You owe your very existence to this guy, Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov.

caconhma's picture

There is another reason why Deep State was against Nixon administration. Specifically,  to promote the "Detente" with USSR, Nixon & Kissinger provided USSR with strategically vital technology information and hardware including selling to USSR a technology necessary to make MIRVs.


How many people want Kushner and Ivanka to run the USA?

For the God sake, what did Trump do for America and people who put him in the White House?


Ignatius's picture

"We are witnessing an assault... on a [living] President of the United States that is unprecedented."


CrankyCurmudgeon's picture

FDR and the coup that Smedley Butler ratted on.

Hate him or not, that attempted coup beats anything Trump can claim

Ignatius's picture

Yeah, "JFK" was my short answer.

CheapBastard's picture

That's why Trump has 10,000 cops guarding him when he travels overseas and his provarte security forces guarding him here in the USA.

Ajax-1's picture

Trump does not have more cops guarding him than the last President. On the issue of private security, Trump has one full time employee that he has retained for many years. The only part time security was during the campaign to address heckler issues as complainants. 

jeff montanye's picture

don't forget nixon.  he may have made it easy for them by breaking laws, particularly in the coverup, but he was taken out, imo, largely because israel felt the u.s. was slow to the game during the yom kippur war (and that nixon was a personal anti-jew didn't help, but some of that was for good reason because they had exercised inordinate control of the u.s. government for quite some time).

LyLo's picture

I'd like to mention that our last president, during an unusual visit to somewhere not exotic, caused traffic in my area to be shut down for hours in a twenty mile radius from an airport that he hadn't even landed at yet.  No cars were allowed to touch the interstate for over an hour, as lord knows anyone being within a mile of Obama was dangerous, apparently.  This required the services of every cop in the region for several hours.  This was the first and only Obama visit we got in my region.

Oh, and one time Bush drove through in the motorcade and we all stood in a church parking lot and waved.  No massive traffic jams, no miles of shut down roads; just the occasional roadblock while it passed.  Just some context of how fucked Obama was: we're in the sticks and the guy was acting like it was Afghanistan.  Fucking mook.

Sorry--the incident pissed me off pretty badly and apparently people need to be reminded just how fucked up Obama actually was and just how much security he actually needed/demanded.

francis scott falseflag's picture




yogibear's picture

Trump needs to dump his son-in-law. He's corrupt and mis-guiding him to favor the swamp.

NoDecaf's picture

Its that Russian lobby group - AIPACski


They are ones behind all of this

38BWD22's picture



I have never seen anything like the assault on Trump by the MSM and the Deep State.  Here in Peru (visiting), the only convenient US news I can get on the tube is Clinton News Network Int'l.  For days it has been nothing but relentless propaganda against Trump.

Anderson Pooper looked practically orgasmic listing off the wrinkles on his stupid show earlier this evening.  I'm glad I was napping thorugh most of it...


LetThemEatRand's picture

I voted for Trump because I saw MSM try to destroy him and I deducted that he must be a real outsider.  It's tempting to go back to the Trumpwagon due to the continuous, endless assault by MSM, but I've given up on the idea that Trump is an agent of change.  I've become convinced that this is all about dividing us.

HedgeJunkie's picture

I voted for Trump but I'm no supporter.  Between the choice of utjob, WW3, inflicting narcissist and a political unknown, I went with the unknown.

I still have a month to go on my self imposoed ban on criticising the fuckin' newbie; but I will say that I'm very underwhelmed by his accomplishments.  So far I'm not impressed.

My only suggestion would be that Trump calls in his Marines and hands them a shitload of rope.  I'd bbe fine for all of Congress on street lights, as well as ten of the top people in all the federal agencies.  DC has plenty of streetlights, I scoped it out myself when I was there last time.  Way more streetlights than there are ofuseless bureaucrats and politicians.

new game's picture

fuck you, (its working), lol, just kidding lter. about 5 years ago i told my boss to cool the political talk as he would get so worked up. he listened to me and thanked me imensly one day. he said to me "it aint worth it, i make enemies out of friends". 

this division is very deep and wide. the country breaks up into smaller nation states or we fight to a bloody death over principles. all this eventually...

caconhma's picture

A civil war is a natural process to unite a Nation when one group of people slaughters its opponents.

jeff montanye's picture

well first "deduced", but clearly he is an agent of change.  if ever there was an example of the third choice in how to be great (born, achieve, forced upon) his name is trump.  i believe had the deep state met him even a quarter of the way toward what he wanted he could have been eventually seduced into being part of it, if it even took much seduction.

but to go for the man's jugular, testicles and job all at once leaves him little choice but to fight back, even with the many precedents of assassination to consider.

current circumstances are so much further along in the supreme battle against the deep state of the american empire than i thought they could possibly be when i voted for him.  and we have a special counsel investigation of the russian hacking of the dnc emails to lift its profile at the same time more are asking why didn't the fbi investigate the rich murder and why didn't they get to look at the dnc servers?  

good questions. 

pparalegal's picture

So the club offered up pay-for-play Hillary and her army of progressive thugs because we would all be 'stronger together'?


RedKlaxon's picture

We need to consider braking up the three major news/media corporations with anti-trust laws.

new game's picture

what people here need to understand, NOT HAPPENING!. Anything that should be done and is the logical solution is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

these fukers, the deep state, the one party tyranny, whatever you want to call them, ARE AT THE CONTROL LEVERS OF POWER. the fed, the intel, the representative puppets in this so called democracy, the billionaire oligarchs, the jewish influence, MIC operatives, nato, msm, on and on, even fuking sub agencies, also foundations of tax avoidance and the irs.

this very large cabel are basically above the law. oh sure, an example is made of every now and again to show a false dicotomy.

to post platitude statments of what should be done has become an exercise in futility, and is start9ing to be an admission of stupidity.

why post wish/hopey stuff when for 24 years we have seen. NOTHING CHANGE FOR THE BETTER.


HedgeJunkie's picture

We need to reinvigorate RICO and the Tust laws, then force application to all levels of government, federal, state and local. 

Nxt, it's time to deal with the lawyers and politicans.  We've allowed them to run amok.  It's time to cull the herd...with all that implies.

Then, and only then, do we take on the corporations to give them an actual shelf life of ten or twenty years.  Nothing should be immortal.

If I remember right in the early days companies had to be chartered through Congress and had a set death date.  Now corporations are more like a woman, they can bleed for a long time without dying they can use their influence to sway our decisions, and they can withhold the goodies we desire at a whim.  Worse, they never die unless someone fucks up in a uhuge way, and there's no penalty for striking a path to futility, other than a bit more bleeding.

There needs to be a point were each shareholder gets paid off, the company ceases and a re-evaluation commences to see if the company actualy serves to further the economy and American life.

Winston Churchill's picture

I'll say it again.

You cannoyt change this system from within, its a design feature, not a bug.

If you want any change,pick up your gun and start using it.

Or as LoP says : roll the guillotines.