Paul Craig Roberts Laments "The Assault On Trump"

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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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TheInfoman's picture

Listen to Dune Creature!  Subscribe to George Webb like I just did.  

Last of the Middle Class's picture

Corporate media is the biggest psyop on the planet ever, by far. Soros is cocked and locked ready to plunder whats left of America if Trumps presidency fails.

Cassandra.Hermes's picture

Guys get over Soros, you hate him because his Open Society was spaying for American Corporations in Eastern Europe, and Russian got you with their "propaganda".

Cassandra.Hermes's picture

Trump started the war with the media, because he couldn't accept facts, so media fights back. Trump just made MSNBC the most profitable TV

arby63's picture

That is the most moronic statement of the weekend. 

DuneCreature's picture

It was pretty out there,...wasn't it?

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Gohigher's picture

Dull Star of the day award. And a retarded star as well.

Atomizer's picture

Allow the fake news MSM bury itself into poverty. 

Intel Report - Wowzers - What Is Coming Is Incredible

hooligan2009's picture

there are many places to go for a drink, or go for your news and opinions.

i leave bars where a bunch of big mouthed blow hards (MSM) get in the way of me enjoying my drink (living a good life).

that the MSM and libtard socialist snowflake demonrats absoluely crave is attention. much like a bunch of spoiled brats and loud mouthed blow hards, crave attention they don't deserve.

the MSM and the libtard socialist snowflake demonrats can simply be ignored. they are not relevant and only inflict angst and bad behavior in any that give them attention.

of course, if you want to use marquis of queensbury rules on a bunch of libtards that set more than one oppponent on you with a knife, then it should be clear uou need an M16 to restore Marquis of Quensbury rules.

ignore the assholes and you remove their reason for being.

start listening again when they have something construvctive to say that has value and shows a way forward, rather than taking your money via taxes, price rigging and debt servitude.

libtard socialist snowflake demonrats are JUST NOT RELEVANT to todays world, if they ever were relevant other than to make people poor.

Arrest Hillary's picture

Can you get impeached for stuff you did .... before you were even elected .... not saying he did anything .... Hillary still gets a pass ?

Deep Snorkeler's picture

The joy of being Trump is that he

doesn't require any thought, responsibility,

self-awareness, or shame.

You really need to take stock

of where your real interests are.

Colonel's picture

Trump needs to dump a bunch of gasoline in the swamp and light it up.

TheLastTrump's picture

The way the denizens are engaged in pushback that may be the only option left to him.


The only question is whether his gas is unleaded or hi test. What does he have up his sleeve now that he can see the DOJ/FBI files.


Didn't the news about Seth Rich's 44k e-mails with 17k attachments in the hands of the FBI come a week after Comey was shitcanned? First salvo?

aloha_snakbar's picture

I would take 1000 Nixons over a single Kenyan Teflon least Nixon was an American...and not some Teleprompter trained bush monkey...

rejected's picture

" Clearly there is no intelligence left in the American media"

Clearly there is no intelligence left in the America.

Fixed it.

Deep Snorkeler's picture

A nation hoodwinked by a real estate developer.

Stupidity is hardening.

aloha_snakbar's picture

You say that like there was actually a *choice*...

LKG's picture

The deep state is very much real and their interest is to have war with Russia at our expense. 

They do not want us to be friends with Russia because they need to keep fleecing us with a trillion dollar military budget and Russia is the excuse. Other wise they have no excuse to to keep taking so much of our tax dollars

yellowsub's picture

What would be more accurate is him building the swamp bigger.  

Given Kushner and team has taken over, I seriously doubt he had those plans from the beginning.  Using Bannon to draw up voters support was smart.



rejected's picture

I really like PCR but I disagree with this post in that  I would not put Trump in a class with JFK or even Nixon.  Trump is appointing the very people that want him gone. Goldman Sacks.

Trump is still approving strikes in Syria against the Syrian Army as the SAA is getting very close to actually getting control of it's nation.

Trump is allowing the Saudi's to buy weapons which they are using to destroy Yemen. This alone would be more impeachable than the stupid Russia shit.

Trump is egging on N. Korea by sending carriers and bombers to the arena to intimidate.  N. Korea has always flared up when the west had war games off their coast.

I have said before that Trump would have to eliminate the Clinton threat as they are up to this up to their necks. He decided not to pursue, apparently trying to make up but one doesn't ever 'make up' to the Clinton cartel.

Sooo this shit will continue until he is ousted from office or completes his term without anything getting done which may be a good thing for us.

America deserves exactly what it is about to receive.




smacker's picture

"[...] apparently trying to make up but one doesn't ever 'make up' to the Clinton cartel"

I agree. By trying to appease psychopathic power-crazed control-freaks and assorted Klingonista criminals was a serious strategic error on Trump's part and he will pay dearly for it. He should have swept thru and drained the swamp at the beginning whilst they were still in shock from losing.

ClickNLook's picture

"I’m Going To Build My Own Swamp With Blackjack and Hookers"

smacker's picture

Fabulous cartoon with lotsa detail which I love. A picture tells a 1,000 words.

There's only one thing missing from it: right next to Google should be added "Microsoft".

Mroex's picture

I don't understand why Trump is not punching back and punching HARD. Anyone who knows anything about war or even street fighting knows once you go defensive you are loosing. 

1)  Trump should call up AG Sessions, tell him to get off his hardon for states that legalized weed, instead have Sessions call for a special prosecutor to investigate the murder of Seth Rich. There is so much probable cause pointing to the DNC.

2) Tell Sessions to warn the mayors of sanctuary cities that they are violating several federal statutes, cease and desist. If they continue, prosecute them!

Finally Trump has to order his cabinet to fire the top 3 levels of management in their respective departments, CIA, NSA, FBI Stae Dept DOJ etc

These three actions will surely be a shock and awe attack on his opponents and set them back, even put them on defense!

TheInfoman's picture

These are worthy ideas!

Mroex's picture

Thank you for your comment but Christ you would think these ideas would be so obvious to Trump, I mean I'm an amatuer, Problem I think is he may be a business giant, but he knew nothing about how DC works. That is not his fault, what is his fault is hiring such shitty advisors except for Bannon the rest of them are not cut out for this job.

Anarchyteez's picture

Precisely!!! Fight back! Please!

This is like watching a bad MMA beating. Hiring Joe Lieberman is another kick to all our nuts!

Fuckin fight or quit pretending.

Mroex's picture

Fucking Lieberman, that fuck will stab him in the back so fast it will give us whiplash. I hope Liberman on the list is just a mind game.

I don't really know what is wrong, I do know except for Steve Bannon , he hited a bunch of loosers for advisors. That is now so obvious, he is getting his brains beat in everyday and his side does not even throw one good punch.

Something is very wrong, my gut tells me Trump is no pussy, I think it is a combination of bad advice and his failure to take seriously the beating his eneimies are giving him. 

Besides what I suggested above, he should get Roger Stone back, That guy knows every filthy trick in the book, shit he worked for Nixon and sure as fuck knows his way around the swamp.

LKG's picture

The deep state is very much real and their interest is to have war with Russia at our expense. 

They do not want us to be friends with Russia because they need to keep fleecing us with a trillion dollar military budget and Russia is the excuse. Other wise they have no excuse to to keep taking so much of our tax dollars

Md4's picture

"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."

An injured athlete may be potential champion...

...yet needs treatment before they can complete.

Our Republic needs the only possible treatment at our disposal before it can recover toward a healthy future: civil conflict.

At this late stage, I still see no other way to actually drain the swamp.

numapepi's picture

For the most part I agree with this article except Nixon... He was destroyed by the progressives because he had the audacity to prosecute Alger Hiss the Marxist traitor.

Honest Sam's picture

Even if this completely correst assessment, (maybe put in there something about entrnched bureaucrats, immune from firing) were to go viral, it is impotent to change the jihad that the Deep state is waging against President Trump. 

If  about 10,000,000 ameircans cannot lose their own animus----not so much against Trump---- and really see what is happening to a democratic republic in the macro sense, this is going to be the beginning of a slide into even more fascism from the left and RINOs, a devastating blow to self governance and the end of the electoral college and the failure of the vote by a majority of states.  A horrible outcome.

Admittedly President Trump is not helping himself and if he is incapable of helping himself----and by proxy, those 63,000,000 of us who voted to keep clinton out of the White House------and gave him a golden opportunity, then he should step down. Again, only if he cannot help his own self.

Blood will need to spill, assassinations take place, and a riot in the mean streets with civil strife a daily diet.

I don't know that I love this country well enough to stand an fight for it alongside just a few with clubs, guns, and SAMs. 

Until George Soros and his henchpersons are killed, their money confiscated and all out war declared on Internationalists buying our utterly corrupt politicians, bent on turning our middle classes into third world denizens for their own gain, the die is cast.

I don't see any of that happening.



Mroex's picture

I hate to see what you say come to pass but I agree with you. Soros has to go, MSM heads have to be whacked at random every day, Goddamn it Trump can hit back so fucking hard

Have Sessions assign a special prosecuter for Seth Rish's murder

Investigat Hillary for the Uranium One deal and other bribe taking as well as have a joint task force, FBI, and IRS tear into the Clinton Foudation

Prosecute mayors of sanctuary cities, I talked to my rep, they are obstructing justice and harboring fugitives

Fire most upper level management at CIA, NSA, FBI, IRS etc yes his enemies will call it a "Stalin like" purge but until he does he will be impotent

pro ven's picture

Probably before you guys comment, listen to this you tube:


William Dorritt's picture



TRUMP should have named Special Prosecutors for the Wash DC Elite, inc Hilary, Podesta, Corzine, Huma, Corrupt Republicans, Clinton Foundation etc.


Sanctuary Cities are aiding and abetting, a Federal Felony.


Sessions needs to stop wasting resources chasing Pot Smokers and

Single Mothers working in Massage Parlors and

go after the Criminals in Govt and their Controllers in the Elite.

SPQR 70AD's picture

I hate to think that sessions is a POS but it looks that way

atthelake's picture

It's too bad that Trump doesn't have the ACTIVE support, from his followers, that Kill has from hers.

JustPastPeacefield's picture

Remember when Romney said that the biggest threat to the US was Russia, and we all scratched our heads? Huh. Is he in a time warp? Did he miss the whole Berlin Wall, collapse of the Eastern Bloc thing? And the decayed Soviet military carcass, staffed by mostly ... drunks. 

Well, Romney is an obedient boy. They said 'suck it' and he said 'how deep sir'. The American people said fuck off however. 

And now we have Trump. He thought common sense could win out in the America he knew. He was wrong. Trump will bend, or he'll be impeached and run out of town. If he's lucky. Seth Rich wasn't so lucky. 




Bernardo Gui's picture

The Deep State need not impeach Trump to stop Trump in his tracks. They only need to keep him on the defensive and frighten Congressional Republicans. It seems to be working so far. Trump is POTUS. He can easily use the protections of the office to remain inaccessible and let his staff answer for him. But he would need to stop trying to be the center of attention. I'm increasingly of the opinion that he is congenitally incapable of the latter.

atthelake's picture

We, ALL, need to be in better shape, mentally and physically. This could get rough.

Mroex's picture

I agree, if Trump is made politicaly impotent, then a lot of people will say fuck it voting is useless and may just take part in insurection. These fucking socialists and SJWs and the scumbag pols Like Schumer will get a civil war

FBaggins's picture

There is no substances to the MSM and Washington political establishment assaults against Trump. As for Russian collusion, before or after the election Trump was free to go to Russia or speak to whomever he wanted to. If he did not explore options he would have be attacked for that as well. The only way the relatively modest Russian electronic resources could have hacked the US election would be with the approval of the all-pervasive trillion dollar US NSA, which did not happen.

All the allegations are fake and groundless, which should tell us that what is going on is another gigantic charade. The purpose is to deflect US populist attention from the world scene. Globalism as in Agenda 2030 is on hold while Trump remains beleaguered on the domestic front, but the globalist Middle East and Russia regime-change agendas for oil/gas and geopolitical hegemony are a go with Trump securing his position by continuing to do the dirty work for the elites.



oldmanofthesee's picture

I don't know why anyone would expend the effort to assualt Trump. He seems to be doing Ok at that, himself. Jeez!

Swamidon's picture

We sink or swim with Trump and starting to look like we should be sleeping in the lifeboats.

Jack Oliver's picture

Consider this - Perhaps they put Trump there by design - to prove that NO matter what the 'will' of the people - they will make you eat your own SHIT and do whatever they FUCKING please !!