How The Establishment Undermines American Democracy

Authored by Philip Giraldi via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

There is a growing consensus among many observers in Washington that the national security agencies have become completely politicized over the past seventeen years and are now pursuing selfish agendas that actually endanger what remains of American democracy.

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Up until recently it has been habitual to refer to such activity as the Deep State, which is perhaps equivalent to the Establishment in that it includes financial services, the media, major foundations and constituencies, as well as lobbying groups, but we are now witnessing an evolutionary process in which the national security regime is exercising power independently.

In a devastating critique, former Central Intelligence Agency operations officer John Kiriakou has described how the Democratic Party, as part of its frenzied effort to bring down President Donald Trump, has embraced a whole group of former intelligence and law enforcement officers who appear to be on the same side in seeking a more responsible and accountable executive branch but who are in reality pursuing their own agenda.

Formerly intelligence and law enforcement agencies acted under the direction of the White House but without any political bias. Transitions from Democratic to Republican administrations were consequently seamless for the employees of CIA, FBI, DIA and the NSA, but this has changed. In the 2016 election a line-up of retired senior officers from those organizations openly supported the Clinton campaign and even went so far as to construct elaborate conspiracy theories regarding Trump and his associates, including the claim that Donald Trump is actually an agent of Russia.

The desire to discredit and ultimately delegitimize Trump even involved some active duty senior officers, including John Brennan, Director of CIA, who exploited Agency relationships with foreign intelligence services to develop information on Trump, and James Comey of the FBI who initiated an investigation of Trump’s associates. Both were involved in the later surfacing of the notorious Steele Dossier, a collection of fact mixed with fiction that sought to destroy the Trump presidency even before it began.

Kiriakou cites recent activity by Brennan as well as former NSA and CIA head Michael Hayden as well as former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, all of whom have been politically active. The three men appear frequently on television as self-described “senior statesmen,” but, as Kiriakou observes they are “…monsters who have ignored the Constitution…and international law. They have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.” They together with lesser figures like George Tenet, Jose Rodriguez, Michael Morell and John McLaughlin authorized technical spying on nearly everyone, torture, rendition of suspects so they could be tortured by others, random killing of “profiled” foreigners and targeted killing of American citizens. Brennan was in charge of a “kill list” for President Barack Obama.

Former Reagan Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts meanwhile asks why liberal international organizations like Amnesty International are fundraising to oppose Trump when the real threat to a better and safer world and country is coming from the largely unaccountable “security agencies, the police, the neoconservatives, the presstitute media and the Republican and Democratic Parties?”

Antiwar activist Justin Raimondo also picks up the gauntlet, describing how the national security agencies and the Democratic Party have joined forces to create a totally false narrative that could lead to nuclear war. They and the media appear to truly believe that “…the country has been taken over by Vladimir Putin and the Russian State…Trump is an instrument in their hands, and the independence of the United States has been fatally compromised: the president and his top aides are taking their orders from the Kremlin.”

He concludes that “Our intelligence agencies are at war with the executive branch of government…to reverse the [2016] election results.” Raimondo believes that Trump is being particularly targeted because his unpredictability and populism threaten the wealth and power of the elites and he notes “If you think they’ve ruled out assassination you’re being naïve.”

Raimondo believes that something like a civil war is coming, with the war party Establishment fighting to defend its privileged global order while many other Americans seek a return to normal nationhood with all that implies. If true, the next few years will see a major internal conflict that will determine what kind of country the United States will be.

Comments

Umh Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:03 Permalink

If you talk with most of the residents of greater DC they think that the majority of people want the status quo to continue, because the majority of people they talk to are part of the existing sytem.

TeethVillage88s IH8OBAMA Sun, 01/21/2018 - 17:31 Permalink

All we get is Status Quo... going back to Banana Wars, Bonus Boys, Monroe Doctrine, Sykes Picot Agreement, Durand Line Agreement, Afghanistan Boundary Agreement, ...I don't know all these references, but we have leaders that are European... US is an Empire, we defend our WRC, We use our military to prove our power... it has nothing to do with the US Declaration of independence nor the US Revolution.

Jekyll Island Treaty (1910)
The London Treaty (1920)
The Second Plan of the Experts (1929)
The Hague Agreement (1930)
The Far East Combined Depositories Agreement (1932 1945)
The Breton Woods Agreement (1944)
The B.I.S. / Allies Agreement (1948)
The Green Hilton Agreement (1963)
The Schweitzer Conventions (1968)
The Election / Appointment of Sole Arbiter Agreements (1995)
The Washington Panel (1998)
The Treaty for Respecting the Rights (2003)

Afghan Boundary Commission - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_Boundary_Commission
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Game
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durand_Line Proxy Highlight

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Expendable Container TeethVillage88s Sun, 01/21/2018 - 18:06 Permalink

And worse still, here is what's going on in Germany - where the Prosecutor, with the State's approval - actually ABDUCTED and threw into maximum security jail, an elderly Canadian citizen tourist 2 weeks ago, just for making a video apologizing to her (deceased) Canadian German mother for 'not stopping' the holocaust. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58oQJCo3-wg

Coming to America if we don't become aware and resist this sort of tyranny. NEVER go to Germany - they are the most censored nation on earth and living in fear of saying the 'wrong' thing! And that's without even including the illegal rapefugees, and their gang attacks and intimidating even the police there. Here is the 'offending' video:

"Sorry Mom, I Was Wrong About the Holocaust" (5mins):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0_BZphQ7Qo&bpctr=1516578084

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GUS100CORRINA FlatEarth Sun, 01/21/2018 - 18:07 Permalink

How The Establishment Undermines American Democracy

My response: While I deeply appreciate the authors intent, AMERICA IN NOT A DEMOCRACY!!!!!!!

The title should read: How the establishment undermines the American Constitutional Republic!!!!!

Please, lets all REMOVE the word "DEMOCRACY" when talking about America. If you don't understand the difference, THEN QUIT WRITING ARTICLES PRETENDING YOU KNOW WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!!!! 

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Endgame Napoleon Lost in translation Sun, 01/21/2018 - 19:11 Permalink

Illegal aliens are above the law, though, whereas the rest of us are subject to it, whether or not we have kids that are accepted as an excuse for anything and everything in this country.

If we are not going to have rule of law that applies even to illegal aliens who fit the idealized description of “working families,” let’s just forget borders, like Trump said on the campaign trail, ditching the concept of separate countries.

Elites will find that their welfare bill is much higher than in the current situation that lets illegals undercut American workers, working for less because of US-born kids that qualify them for welfare that covers their rent and groceries and refundable child tax credits up to $6,444. As long as their traceable earned income falls below the earned-income limit for welfare, they do not need higher pay.

That system works for economic elites, as does shipping millions of jobs to Mexico. We are going to need a lot more tax dollars for sex-and-reproduction rewards when the US and Mexico merge. 

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Boeing Boy khnum Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:41 Permalink

Trump could release the secret files on JFKs murder tomorrow.....lol faith and confidence in the Deep State and institutions would collapse overnight and the American people would discover that every single president has been chosen  by Bankers since JFK was assassinated and Trump elected.  I would say Trump has some MASSIVE cards to play...unlike Ron Paul who was sidelined by a well oiled media machine...

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Boeing Boy khnum Sun, 01/21/2018 - 18:23 Permalink

I agree I doubt very much if those papers will surface for another 50 years, but Trump has them worried, at the same time he should not doubt that they he could be JFK’d.  Beyond reach is bringing the powers of usury back from private banks behind federal reserve to the treasury.  If he tried that he wouldn’t last a month.  So, one supposes he needs to introduce a repackaged government debt based on 50 year bonds to give him some room to manoever.

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TeethVillage88s Umh Sun, 01/21/2018 - 16:15 Permalink

Inflation is the gift that keeps giving to the Establishment. How can any careerist with debt or financial goals consider being a whistleblower or opposing the "System"... voting against it goes against his debt slavery or inflation slavery.

"Old Man look at my life, I'm a lot like you were"

- Youth & Elderly & Diseased & those with poor background data/criminal past... might as well be British Serfs, stuck with cruel Patriarchy that keeps raising the cost of living

"Former Reagan Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts meanwhile asks why liberal international organizations like Amnesty International are fundraising to oppose Trump when the real threat to a better and safer world and country is coming from the largely unaccountable “security agencies, the police, the neoconservatives, the presstitute media and the Republican and Democratic Parties?”

- Well and there is more to point out

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Boeing Boy TeethVillage88s Sun, 01/21/2018 - 18:26 Permalink

Easy answer.  Trump is a nationalist, organisations like amnesty are globalist in nature.  They are voting for themselves......

there are millions of Americans with very real problems why agree to bring in to your country thousands more needy people, poorly educated from shit holes of the world.  I am sure amnesty could give you at least 20 reasons....

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Hkan Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:09 Permalink

Civil war has begun...

Dragging Deep state, Shadow state into the light....bringing US awareness of their existance and agenda is priority No 1.

 

khnum Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:13 Permalink

In Australia we were taught the USA is a republic,not a democracy in any event just like my country which is a constitutional monarchy we have reached critical morass in the western world we risk serfdom if we dont do anything soon

Crazy Or Not khnum Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:25 Permalink

I love that term "constitutional monarchy" I don't know if its an anachronism or a paradox, but whoever invented it was a propaganda genius. Its like "constitutional dictatorship" - very little difference - if any, between them. How much land does the crown still own in Oz? - You need to sort that sh*t out, get your republic going - it won't last long by examples elsewhere, but you really need to kick those leeches out. 

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EcoJoker Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:13 Permalink

These fucking sycophant govt officials, media, fbi, doj, CIA.. all need to start dying for their crimes.   It's amazing lazy ass Americans haven't done anything about this.

tyberious Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:20 Permalink

CIA is run by and for the Anglo Oligarchs aka London Banksters. NSA is just another arm for the control freaks. It adds nothing to National Security, which has never been clearly defined but I digress.

These agencies are now nothing more than Nazi, Stasi and KGB. Their only existence in to prevent any real change in their system. They are the gate keepers, the overseers for the slave masters.

Sudden Debt Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:24 Permalink

America needs a civil war to restart because it's doomed.

Tens of millions will die but that will be the price plus interest for neglect of it's former democracy.

those who don't want to fight will die, those who want to fight will kill.

If nothing happens... America will be nothing more then a 3rd world country for decades.

louie1 Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:30 Permalink

The current civil unrest will be forgotten when they lead you into the next patriotic war. USA!USA!USA! . What stooges. In the end you will have your head blown off and they will have made fat war profits. It is always the way.

DuneCreature Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:43 Permalink

You mean by stealing everything in sight?

Like this?...........

 ! ~~~~~)))***  We've Had A Big Fat Burglary, Folks!  ***(((~~~~~ !

The crooks weren't wearing those raccoon masks like you see in the comic strips. ........ They were wearing Capital Hill security badges, Congressional Staff passes and those big goofy picture IDs you wear around your neck to get you into secure areas at dot gov facilities.

What did the robbers steal? .... Our uranium reserves.

Who are the prime suspects? .... The Killary Gang and maybe the McCain Gang and they had lots of insider help too.

The coppers say it was totally an inside job. ... Someone left the back door wide open for the burglars.

Who is suspected to be the insider who would do that?

Pretty much everyone on Capital Hill! ..... What? .. Everyone? .. Yep, all of our lawmakers are lawbreakers.

Does your head hurt yet? .. Need a drink? ... You better sit down a breathe into this paper bag. ....... There, there, we can call a doctor later and get you some nerve calming medications.

In the meantime, let George Webb Swaggart fill you in on the details.

(My new nickname for Mr. Webb is Swarthy George or Ms Creature likes to call him Supperman II. ... She says that kind of all breathy and low and slow and I'm starting to get irked.)

This 'Who Done Doed It?' is going to take a week to explain.

Let's start here:

Uranium For Dummies Like Me

And then

Uranium One Byproducts For (Swarthy) Smarties

Finally for today

Navy Intel Looks (When they are actually watching!) at Uranium as Strategic Reserves

Ok, that will get you started on this Big Uranium Burglary Saga. ... I'm going out for more popcorn, beer and ice. .. Maybe stop by the pharmacy for your nerve medications too. .... Keep an eye on Ms Creature for me in case she gets a case of the vapors watching Supperman work. ...... Just elevate her feet if she passes out and get some blood flowing back in her oxygen-starved brain for me.

I'll try and hurry back. .. You try and understand this complicated caper.

Live Hard, Some Stories You Just Have To Dig Deep Into Until You Understand How Bad You've Been Had,......Then It's Hard To Take Your Eyes Off Of The Kryptonite Train Wreck Long Enough To Take A Bathroom Break Or Go On A Vital Beer And Anti-Vapors Meds Run, Die Free

~ DC v8.4

DuneCreature VWAndy Sun, 01/21/2018 - 16:03 Permalink

No kidding, I've noticed that too.

But it gets worser............

And then they up their game with this shit; A plan to kill off all the of victims of the massive theft so we useless eaters don't bitch and complain and keep The Twisted Pirates up at night trying to climb the castle stronghold walls to stomp them into Killary Dip for pigs and feral swine.

Like this one:

The UN and Lord Rothschild Wants You Dead, You Little Maggots!

Live Hard, I Thought This Shit Only Happened In Sci-Fi Horror Novels Written By Lunatic Asylum Inmates, ..... But I Guess DAVOS Attendees Can Dream Big Too, Die Free

~ DC v8.4

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skippy9 Sun, 01/21/2018 - 18:22 Permalink

A cross dressing FBI Director is one thing. But blatant disregard for the principles of law from the FBI is treason. Mr. President, close down the FBI, fire Mueller and have your Justice Department arrest some CIA and FBI fat cats. That's cleaning the swamp. The American public is behind you.

Thraxite Sun, 01/21/2018 - 19:47 Permalink

I implore the author of the article to illuminate any truth found in the Steele dossier. So far all evidence shows that it is a work of complete fiction and outright fraud. To claim that it is a mix of fact and fiction is a disservice to the readers here.