Tuesday, 17 January 2017

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Color revolution in the USA?

"It Can't Happen Here" - Color Revolution By Force

15 January, 2016

The "Donald Trump likes Russia" and "Russia bad" strategy was propagated by the Clinton election campaign. It build on constant U.S. incitement against Russia after the U.S. coup in Ukraine partially failed and after the Russian intervention on the side of the government in Syria. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State was the main force behind the original anti-Russian campaign. When Clinton lost the election to Trump the theme connecting Trump and Russia was continued and  fanned by parts of the U.S. intelligence community.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI published a propaganda report claiming nefarious Russian cyber activities during the election without providing any evidence. The report came together with the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats by the Obama administration. The DHS then planted a false story of Russian cyber-intrusion into a Vermont utility with the Washington Post.

The Director of National Intelligence Clapper followed up with a "report" of alleged Russian interference with the election. Even the Putinphobe Masha Gessen found that to be a shoddy piece of implausible propaganda. The DNI then helped to publish an MI6 "report" of fakes asserting Russian influence on Trump. In an unprecedented threat escalation the Pentagon sends a whole brigade and other assets to the Russian border.

Now the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, warns the President elect to "watch his tongue". Is there any precedence of some "intelligence" flunky threatening a soon to be President?

This has been, all together, a well though out propaganda campaign to reinforce the scheme Clinton and her overlords have been pushing for quite some time: Russia is bad and a danger. Trump is aligned with Russia. Something needs to be done against Trump but most importantly against Russia.

Propaganda works. The campaign is having some effects:
Americans are more concerned than they were before the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign began about the potential threat Russia poses to the country, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The Jan. 9-12 survey found that 82 percent of American adults, including 84 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans, described Russia as a general "threat" to the United States. That's up from 76 percent in March 2015 when the same questions were asked.
Such extensive and expensive campaigns are not run by chance. They have a larger purpose.

Originally the campaign was only directed against Russia with the apparent aim of reigniting a (quite profitable) cold war. Seen from some distance the campaign now looks more like the preparation for a typical CIA inducedcolor-revolution:
In most but not all cases, massive street protests followed disputed elections, or requests for fair elections, and led to the resignation or overthrow of leaders considered by their opponents to be authoritarian.
What is missing yet in the U.S. are the demonstrations and the large civilian strife.
Unlike the earlier CIA launched color revolutions in Georgia (2003), Ukraine (2004) and elsewhere, all recent U.S. instigated "color-revolutions", i.e. putsch attempts, have been accompanied by the use of force from the side of the "peaceful protesters". Such color-revolutions by force were instigate in Libya, Syria and Ukraine.

A common denominator of these was the primary use of violence occurred from the "good side" against the "bad side" while the propagandists claimed that it was the "bad side" that started the shooting and strife. The "good site" is inevitably "demonstrating peacefully" even when many policemen or soldiers on the "bad side" die. Thus was the case in Libya where the U.S. and its Gulf proxies used al-Qeada aligned Jihadis from Benghazi as "peaceful demonstrators" against the government, in Syria where the NATO and Gulf supported Muslim Brotherhood killed policemen and soldiers during "peaceful demonstrations" in Deraa and in Ukraine where fascist sharpshooters killed demonstrators and policemen from a hotel roof in the hand of the opposition. All three happened while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.

There have been claims of an upcoming color-revolution in the U.S. from different extremist sides of the political spectrum. Before the election Neocon Jackson Diehl claimed that "Putin" was preparing a color-revolution against a President-elect Clinton to enthrone Donald Trump. But as Trump won fair and square and Clinton lost that plot did not make it to the stage. After the election the conspiracy peddler Wayne Madsen immediately "discovered" that Clinton and George Soros were launching a color-revolution against Trump.

Remnants of the Clinton campaign have called for a large anti-Trump demonstration during the inauguration on January 20 in Washington DC.

Mass shootings in the United States by this or that type of lunatics happen every other month. There are no wild conspiracy theories or nefarious plots necessary to consider some what-if questions around such an event.

So what happens after some "Trump supporter" on January 20 starts to shoot into the demonstrating masses (and also into the police cordons)?

What if the CIA, DHS and DNI then detect and certify that the ensuing "massacre" was a "Russian plot"?

Ukrainian military buiid-up

Ukraine's Military continues buildup on Donetsk border
January 15th, 2017 - Fort Russ News -
- RIA - translated by J. Flores -

15 January, 2017

Editor's note - this build up has been going on continually since August, and increased around the time of the US presidential election, leading many experts to conclude that elements from within the US, alongside Ukraine, were attempting goose along an increased conflict that would place it as the central focus as election day neared in November.


Scouts from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) has identified 12 tanks near the contact line, and new artillery pieces and mortars of the UAF (Ukrainian Armed Forces), the deputy commander of the operational command of the DPR, Eduard Basurin, said Saturday the 14th of January.

"Our intelligence continues to record the strengthening of the position near the contact line between the UAF - for example, in the area of ​​the village called Kodema, we located six tanks and eight armored personnel carriers and 25 units of motor vehicles with ammunition.", Eduard Basurin said.

According to him, in the area Svetlodarsk Grigorovka they found three gun mounts and three mortars.

Layering of ocean around Antarctica signals major melt

Ocean layering around Antarctica could signal major meltdown
Study warns of 10-foot sea level rise

Sunlit icebergs gleam on the horizon in the Antarctic Sound.

15 January, 2017

Staff Report
As scientists learn more about the dynamics of the ocean around Antarctica, they’ve discovered a climate warming signal. Distinct layers of water, marked by temperature boundaries, are forming right now, leading to conditions similar to about 14,000 years ago, when Antarctic ice sheets melted rapidly, raising global sea level by more than 10 feet.
The reason for the layering is that global warming in parts of Antarctica is causing land-based ice to melt, adding massive amounts of cool freshwater to the ocean surface,” said lead author Dr Chris Fogwill, from the University of New South Wales’ Climate Change Research Centre.
At the same time as the surface is cooling, the deeper ocean is warming, which has already accelerated the decline of glaciers in the Amundsen Sea Embayment. It appears global warming is replicating conditions that, in the past, triggered significant shifts in the stability of the Antarctic ice sheet.”
The study was published last week in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.
By looking at what happened in the past we can gain insights into where our planet may be heading,” said co-author UNSW Professor Chris Turney.
The accelerating melting of land ice into the sea makes the surface of the ocean around Antarctica colder, less salty and more easily frozen, leading to extensive sea ice in some areas; one of the likely causes of increasing sea ice around Antarctica.
The researchers tracked changes in ice sheet elevation and regional climate by studying the chemical makeup of ancient blue ice from a ‘horizontal ice core’ in the Weddell Sea Embayment, a region that today drains more than 22 percent of the entire Antarctic Ice Sheet. When combined with ice sheet and climate modelling, the new data clearly showed that when the waters around the Antarctic became more stratified, the ice sheets melted much more quickly.

The big question is whether the ice sheet will react to these changing ocean conditions as rapidly as it did 14,000 years ago,” said author Dr, Nick Golledge, a senior research fellow at the University of Victoria’s Antarctic Research Centre.

Sabotage plans of liberals caught in video

DC Anti-fascist Coalition plotting to launch butyric acid (“stink bombs”) attack at the National Press Club inauguration event

16 January, 2017

"Plan A" involves "stink bombs" in the ventilation systems...
Liberal terrorists are caught plotting to sabotage one of the many Trump inauguration events.

Project Veritas says they have notified the FBI, Secret Service and DC Metro Police of the content of this video prior to its release.

Plan A” involves “stink bombs” in the ventilation systems of the building hosting what they call the “Deploraball.”

I was thinking of things that ruin, that would ruin the evening, ruin their outfits or otherwise make it impossible to continue with their plans.  Make sure they get nothing accomplished.”
Yeah, if you had…a pint of butyric acid, I don’t care how big the building is, it’s closing…And this stuff is very efficient, it’s very very smelly, lasts a long time a little of it goes a long way.”
If you get it into the HVAC system it will get into the whole building.”

Here is the full video from Project Veritas

Plan B” involves simultaneously setting off the sprinkler systems inside the building hosting the “Deploraball” and flushing out people attending the event onto the “freezing cold” street…
I’m trying to think through how to get all the sprinklers to go off at once.  There’s usually a piece of like fusible metal or a piece of glass with liquid in it that will blow.”
And the added benefit, everybody is going to walk outside in the freezing cold.”

Zerohedge reports on the fitting location where the “anti-fascist” decided to plot, what is an act of terrorism…

The latest undercover video from Project Veritas, investigators uncovered a group of protesters known as the DC Anti-fascist Coalition plotting to disrupt President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration by deploying butyric acid (aka “stink bombs”) at the National Press Club during the Deploraball event scheduled for January 19th.  In a dose of irony, the planning meeting for the attack was held at Comet Ping Pong, the DC pizza restaurant that recently gained infamy as the location of the Pizzagate controversy.

British Antarctic base shut down because of ice crack

Ice crack to put UK Antarctic base in shut-down

16 January, 2017

The British Antarctic Survey is to pull all staff out of its space-age Halley base in March for safety reasons.
The highly unusual move is necessary because the Brunt Ice Shelf on which the research station sits has developed a big new crack.
BAS officials say neither staff nor the base are in any immediate danger but believe it would be prudent to withdraw while the situation is assessed.
The plan would be to go back once the Antarctic winter is over, in November.
Halley station comprises a series of hi-tech pods that are mounted on hydraulic legs and skis so that they can be moved periodically further inland, to get away from the shelf edge where icebergs are calved into the ocean.

Unpredictable situation

BAS is in the process of conducting such a move right now. The relocation is all but complete, with the last pod currently in the final stage of being shifted 23km to the new site.
The move was necessitated by a chasm that had opened up in the shelf and which threatened to cut off Halley. But this huge fissure to the west of the station is not the cause of the temporary closure.
Rather, it is another break in the ice some 17km to the north and east of the new base position. It has been dubbed the "Halloween Crack" because it was discovered on 31 October.

Halloween Crack
Image copyright

"Changes to the ice, particularly the growth of a new crack, presents a complex glaciological picture that means that BAS scientists are unable to predict with certainty what will happen to the ice shelf during the forthcoming Antarctic winter," the research organisation said in a statement.
"As a precautionary measure, BAS will remove its people before the Antarctic winter begins."
Graphic showing cracks
Broadly speaking, "north" is towards the top-left of this graphic

The organisation says it does not believe the ice shelf is about to experience a major calving event, but make the point that if something were to happen it would be very difficult to react in the depths of an Antarctic winter.
"What we've decided is that given the unpredictability, combined with our inability to do anything about it in winter - no aircraft in the continent, it's dark, it's very cold; all those kinds of issues - then actually the prudent thing to do is withdraw our staff, close the station down in a controlled manner and then go back in next summer," BAS director of operations Captain Tim Stockings told BBC News.
Together with the Rothera base on the Antarctic Peninsula, Halley spearheads the UK presence - and scientific activity - on the White Continent.
Halley gathers important weather and climate data, and it played a critical role in the research that identified the ozone "hole" in 1985.
In recent years, Halley has also become a major centre for studying solar activity and the impacts it can have on Earth.
This is most evident in the beautiful auroras that form over the base - the consequence of particles from the Sun crashing into air molecules high in the atmosphere.

Flying the flag

Just under 20 permanent staff reside at Halley. In winter, they would watch over experiments. BAS now has to decide if any of those experiments can be left running autonomously, or whether it is better to just shut everything down.
Scientists have placed sensors on either side of the more than 40km-long Halloween Crack so that they can monitor its status.
"Obviously, we'll seek to get out of those whatever we can; we'll also be using satellite imagery over the winter as well. Then, next season we'll send a team in to re-open the station, verify the measurements from our instruments and take the situation from there," explained Captain Stockings.
"But I should say - we are committed to our presence in that part of the British Antarctic Territory and to the science we do there. Absolutely.
"We've spent a long time finding the new site for Halley VI and of itself this site isn't directly at risk - it's just the unpredictability of the whole area."

John Pilger on US policy

Pilger: Ultimate ambition of hawks in Washington was regime change in Russia

16 January, 2016
Renowned journalist, film-maker and author John Pilger gives RT his view on the future of US-Russia relations.
John Pilger nails it.

He describes Obama’s 8 year term as POTUS perfectly.

Warning to liberal Obama worshippers…the truth spoken by Pilger may damage your psyche, and lead to a permanent state of realistic consciousness, something frowned upon by liberal religious doctrine.

RT’s Rory Suchet asks all the right questions to Pilger…and Pilger does not disappoint (jump to the 12:30 mark to watch Obama’s “legacy” demolished).
Obama has been one of the most violent presidents. He initiated a worldwide terrorist campaign with Hellfire missiles being fired by drones at so called terrorists…certainly at weddings and funerals…in some of the poorest countries in the world.”
What I find personally some of the most anxious and almost shameful descriptions are those from so called intellectuals in the west…writers, journalists, people in the liberal establishment who have had all the privilege that they ought to know better, fawning in sycophancy to this man who has done what he was meant to do.”
He served the power…He was meant to serve.”

Monday, 16 January 2017

Stephen Cohen on allegations agaisnt Trump

Stephen Cohen on Tucker Carlson: Empty Accusations of Russian Meddling Have Become “Grave National Security Threat”


With eyebrows suspiciously furrowed, Tucker Carlson sat down tonight with NYU Professor of Russian Studies and contributor to The Nation, Stephen Cohen, to discuss the 35 page #FakeNews dossier which has gripped the nation with nightmares of golden showers and other perverted conduct which was supposed to be used by Russia to keep Trump on a leash.

The left leaning Cohen, who holds a Ph.D. in government and Russian studies from Columbia, taught at Princeton for 30 years before moving to NYU. He has spent a lifetime deeply immersed in US-Russian relations, having been both a long standing friend of Mikhail Gorbachev and an advisor to President George H.W. Bush. His wife is also the editor of uber liberal “The Nation,” so it’s safe to assume he’s not shilling for Trump – and Tucker was right to go in with eyebrows guarded. Cohen is a heavyweight in this arena, to say the least.

Cohen, who has been quite vocal against the Russophobic witch hunt gripping the nation, believes that this falsified 35 page report is part of an “endgame” to mortally wound Trump before he even sets foot in the White House, by grasping at straws to paint him as a puppet of the Kremlin. The purpose of these overt attempts to cripple Trump, which have relied on ham-handed intelligence reports that, according to Cohen “even the New York Times referred to as lacking any evidence whatsoever,” is to stop any kind of d├ętente or cooperation with Russia.
Cohen believes that these dangerous accusations attempting to brand a US President as a puppet of a foreign government constitute a “grave American national security threat.”
At the very end of the interview, Tucker’s very un-furrowed eyebrows agreed.

See below

Tales of the New Cold War: “Unsubstantiated” Allegation Trump Compromised by Russians

Stephen F. Cohen, @nyu @princeton EastWestAccord.com

“…The decision of top intelligence officials to give the president, the president-elect and the so-called Gang of Eight — Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress and the intelligence committees — what they know to be unverified, defamatory material was extremely unusual.

The appendix summarized opposition research memos prepared mainly by a retired British intelligence operative for a Washington political and corporate research firm. The firm was paid for its work first by Mr. Trump’s Republican rivals and later by supporters of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. The Times has checked on a number of the details included in the memos but has been unable to substantiate them.

The memos suggest that for many years, the Russian government of Mr. Putin has looked for ways to influence Mr. Trump, who has traveled repeatedly to Moscow to investigate real estate deals or to oversee the Miss Universe competition, which he owned for several years. Mr. Trump never completed any major deals in Russia, though he discussed them for years….”

Donald Trump takes takes on the Deep State

REDUX 1963? The Deep State vs Donald Trump

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

Watching this week’s Senate cabinet confirmation hearings was one of the most uncomfortable sights I have ever witnessed in politics. One self aggrandizing US Senator after another, each spouting out half-truths and speaking in innuendo and supposition – as if it were historical fact. The level of ignorance about world events was breathtaking. 

Key foreign policy cabinet nominees were Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, General James Mattis for Defense Secretary, and Mike Pompeo for CIA director. 

All three men were grilled by a pride of chickenhawks and self-styled foreign policy experts like Senator Roger Wick (R), Marco Rubio (R), Bob Menendez (D) and of course, by Washington’s twin neoconservative ventriloquists, John McCain (R) and Lindsey Graham (R).

Particularly disturbing was the chicken-hawkish bullying by Marco Rubio of Tillerson, where the Florida Senator demanded that a future Secretary of State adopt the bellicose language of the war-monger when describing the Russian President.
YOU MUST COMPLY: Nominee Rex Tillerson is trolled by Senator Marco Rubio.
Regarding events in Syria that Rubio believes are war crimes, but of which there is zero evidence, Rubio asked, “Is Vladimir Putin a war criminal?”

Tillerson replied, “I would not use that term.”

Rubio went on to list things he’s seen on the internet and CNN about Putin’s “attacks on civilians” and accused the Russian leader of killing political opposition leaders and journalists.

Tillerson replied saying, “I would want to have much more information before reaching a conclusion,” and he called Rubio’s accusations, “very serious charges.” That would be the mature answer. But Rubio wanted Tillerson to compl.

I find it discouraging your inability to cite that, which I think is globally accepted,” Rubio replied.

It was a disgusting display of arrogance and propaganda laundering by Rubio, like the other trolling Senators – demanding that Russia must be our enemy and we must retaliate to a ‘election hack’… which never happened.

In this new environment of irrationality and avarice, if you resist, and if you choose diplomacy and base your views on facts, then you are un-American. 

This seems to be the current culture in Washington and the mainstream media: compliance to group think – and these Senate hearings showed just how far US officials are willing to go to enforce compliance on all major issues – complying on Israel, on Putin, and on the supremacy of the “intelligence community.”

One of the only voices brave enough to speak up about the sordid scene in the Senate was California Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R), who said during a recent radio interview that “warmongers” like Rubio are sabotaging potential future relations with Russia by calling Putin a “war criminal.”

All of this follows the other regressive trend – the crypto-fascist talking point that has been advanced in recent weeks by the likes of Wolf Blitzer and other mainstream news anchors, all of whom have insinuated that if Trump or anyone else does not swallow the entire DNI Intelligence Assessment on the “Russian Hack” – then they are somehow ‘disrespecting the institution’ of the CIA or any other so-called intelligence body, or worse, that they are unpatriotic. “Why won’t the President-Elect accept the findings of the intelligence community?!” crowed CNN’s Blitzer and other – practically brow-beating guests who appeared on the network. It’s as if the only acceptable answer was total submission. For those who are old enough to remember, this is a repeat of the Iraq War deception in 2003. 

Low and behold, the same media operatives and political demons have been deployed to police a similar group-think regime in 2016. That should be a clue to anyone pay attention, that we are witnessing another scam.

The following commentary may seem a bit far-fetched on the surface, but when you consider everything that has already gone down over the last 4 months in US politics, then the probability of another black swan event doesn’t seem so far-flung. 

It’s important to put this into historical context, and do a comparative analysis with John F Kennedy’s Bay of Pigs defeat – a seminal event in US geopolitics and a major set-back for theDeep State at the time, and one that was blamed on JFK’s inability to facilitate a CIA win in Cuba. A number of prominent historians and researchers have credited that defeat, along with Kennedy’s desire to break-up the CIA as a primary motive for JFK’s assassination. When you consider this against the present day back-drop of President Obama’s 5 year failure of a proxy war to overthrow the Syrian government – a war which Hillary Clinton herself instituted, there are a number a striking parallels between then and now. More striking yet, is Donald Trump’s public calls to ‘reorganise’ the intelligence agencies – a move which threatens the very fabric of the contemporary Deep State which runs Washington and the Atlanticist alliance.

In so many ways, Trump might be viewed as a moral enemy of the Deep State that has been allowed to reign unhindered by any real oversight, and accountable only to itself.

The danger seems palatable, so much so that some establishment journalists are breaking ranks by talking openly about the “Deep State” – a topic previously reserved for the fringes of political and geopolitical commentary and certainly not acceptable for debate on a mainstream broadcast TV network. The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald has recently written a piece which outlines this very scenario – where the Deep State has declared war on Donald Trump, and if Trump continues to push back against these institutions, the consequences could be dire. Greenwald focused on the recent fake ‘Trump-Russia dossier‘ which he stated was the work of the Intelligence Community. Looking at these last two
 weeks, it is clear that such a progression of events has been advanced already:

The serious dangers posed by a Trump presidency are numerous and manifest. There is a wide array of legitimate and effective tactics for combating those threats: from bipartisan congressional coalitions and constitutional legal challenges to citizen uprisings and sustained and aggressive civil disobedience. 

All of those strategies have periodically proven themselves effective in times of political crisis or authoritarian overreach. But cheering for the CIA and its shadowy allies to unilaterally subvert the U.S. election and impose its own policy dictates on the elected president is both warped and self-destructive. Empowering the very entities that have produced the most shameful atrocities and systemic deceit over the last six decades is desperation of the worst kind. Demanding that evidence-free, anonymous assertions be instantly venerated as Truth — despite emanating from the very precincts designed to propagandize and lie — is an assault on journalism, democracy, and basic human rationality. And casually branding domestic adversaries who refuse to go along as traitors and disloyal foreign operatives is morally bankrupt and certain to backfire on those doing it.”

By demonizing Russia, and then tying Donald Trump to that country, the establishment has accomplished its mission in ruining the so-called “peaceful transition of power.” Interestingly, this bizarre phrase was really only introduced by US media operatives this past fall, and for a reason. Now we can see why.
Consider what we are seeing to play-out right now – a political free-for-all, where the level ofhate and irrational vitriol which has been intentionally built-up over, and is unprecedented in modern history.

Based on the events we have seen over the past two months – the Democrat-organized street protests and call to abolish the Electoral College, Democrat intimidation of electors, the pseudo ‘recount’ by the Democratic Party and their willing agent Jill Stein, the evidence-free DNI Report on the alleged ‘Russian Hack,’ and the fake ‘Trump-Russia Blackmail’ dossier, as well as radical left-wing plans to ‘shut down’ next week’s inauguration and block the transfer of power in Washington – you can be absolutely certain that the losing party will not give up and have yet to unveil some more audacious plans  designed to disrupt and possibly unseat the new 45th President of the United States, Donald J Trump.    

The campaign to delegitimize this incoming President has been carefully coordinated through multiple actors; the corporate media (led by CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Washington Post and The Guardian), the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic Party, Soros-funded NGOs like MoveOn.org, the McCain-Graham faction, and quietly helped along by the White House. Theoretically speaking, and taken into context with the previous paragraph – the level of Anti-Trump public hate is so over-the-top and intense right now that (heaven forbid) should some untimely incident, either accidental or intentional, to befall the new President – the left and its cadre of stakeholders are certain to celebrate openly and gleefully. Such an incident would invariably be followed by the talking point, “Oh well, he had it coming.”

This is a high stakes game – much bigger in fact than any one man, or political party. Everything is at stake: NATO, the military industrial complex, the CIA, and the existence and primacy of a globalist Deep State that has ruled the US and the world since WWII. In short, the World Order, as seen by those who control the transatlantic system of international geopolitics, trade and commerce.
This should be viewed as a very sensitive matter. It goes without saying that such an incident and its predictable, engineered left-wing reaction – would inevitably trigger the beginnings of bona fidecivil war in the United States.

The following analysis by Zero Hedge, featuring a segment with Tucker Carlson and Glenn Greenwald expands on this possibility, and provides a number evidence points which mark what could be seen as a progression of events – leading to a dystopic conclusion…

Tucker Carlson and Glenn Greenwald on Deep State War vs. Trump, Ex-Spook Hints at Trump Assassination

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who is not a fan of President-elect Trump, appeared on Tucker Carlson tonight to discuss the dangerous ongoing effort among powerful anti-Trump factions within the US Government’s “Deep State,” who have collaborated with members of the Democratic Party and the traditionally liberal media to inflict maximum damage on the incoming President. Recall Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s ominous “six ways from Sunday” comment from 10 days ago.

Greenwald, an accomplished litigator, journalist, and author, does a masterful job illustrating the players, motives, and potential fallout from this dangerous effort within the US Government’s intelligence apparatus. Greenwald goes deep, discussing how Trump’s election ruined the plan for regime change in Syria, specifically mentioning, among other things, that the deep state was waiting for Obama to leave office before executing their plan:

The number one foreign policy priority of the CIA over the last four to five years has been the proxy war they’re waging in Syria to remove Bashar Al Assad – and Hillary Clinton was quite critical of Obama for constraining them. She wanted to escalate that war to unleash the CIA, to impose a no-fly zone in Syria to confront Russia, whereas Trump took the exact opposite position. He said we have no business in Syria trying to change the government, we ought to let the Russia and Assad go free and killing ISIS and Al Qaeda and whoever else they want to kill.”

He [Trump] was a threat to the CIA’s primary institutional priority of regime change in Syria. Beyond that, Clinton wanted a much more confrontational and belligerent posture towards Moscow, which the CIA has been acrimonious with for decades, whereas Trump wanted better relations. They viewed Trump as a threat to their institutional pre-eminence to their ability to get their agenda imposed on Washington.”

What you’re seeing is actually quite dangerous. There really is at this point obvious open warfare between this un-elected, but very powerful faction that resides in Washington and sees Presidents come and go – on the one hand, and the person that the American democracy elected to be elected on the other. There’s clearly extreme conflict and subversion taking place. ‘

This really is a must-watch, and goes hand-in-hand with Tucker’s interview with Dr. Stephen Cohen this week:

Meanwhile ex-spook and security consultant John Schindler – who is very clearly part of the faction to remove Trump by any means, sent out a tweet yesterday which mentioned “taking traitor Trump out now.”
This is overt, and Schindler also just more or less outed Washington Post’s 
David Ignatius as a CIA mouthpiece (along the same vein as Deep Throat, perhaps we can refer to Ignatius’s source as Golden Shower?).